Wednesday, July 1, 2020


At the Library Craft Challenge blog this week, the cover art from”The Moon Spinners” by Mary Stewart, is perfect for a summer design!...

My mind went right to Conesus Lake in Western New York, where my sister and brother-in-law live. It’s only six miles from my house, so we spend a lot of time there boating and swimming. On July 3 is a big Independence Day celebration called the “Ring of Fire.” Every house around the lake lights flares along the lake’s edge at 10:00 PM, turning the lake into a glowing orange ring. Of course, there are fireworks, which inspired my card...

I inked a background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, and Broken China. I used fireworks stencils from Trinity Stamps, Echo Patk, and Simple Stories.  I heat embossed in red, white, blue, and gold.

Added lots of Stickles and Nuvo Drops for sparkle and shine, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s “Land that I Love” set. The little house die cuts are from Julie Ebersole’s “Hearth & Home” at Ellen Hutson, and Neat & Tangled’s “Warm Winter Scene.”

Thanks for stopping by! ❤️

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

12 Kits of Occasions: Love is in the Air!

This month at the 12 Kits of Occasions, Michelle Leone of Pretty Periwinkle is our hostess, with the most lovely supplies, in beautiful pastel hues, ready for all of the celebrations that summer brings!

I created this card first featuring florals from PinkFresh Studio and a sentiment from The Greetery...

Added gorgeous iridescent sequins and a botanical butterfly from the patterned paper that was sent!

Up next, a sweet tag with a bouquet from The Stamp Market...

Michelle did so much gorgeous stamping and gold embossing for us, so putting this tag together was a breeze. Added a stamped vellum layer using The Stamp Market’s “Dot Dot Dot.”

Lastly, a beautiful butterfly and sentiment banner from The Stamp Market paired with a stamped background and cut flowers from The Greetery!

More lovely sequins, and I am loving the background stamped in Michelle’s signature periwinkle!

Be sure to visit the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to see the Design Team’s wonderful creations with this kit! Thanks SO much to Michelle for spoiling us with so much craft goodness, enough to last for the summer and beyond! 💜

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Inspired by Cool Treats!

Playing along with the Inspired By Challenge this week....Cool Treats!

I went to the ocean in my inspiration to find the coolest girl of all...a mermaid!

I used Waffle Flower’s “ Mermaid Mail,” The Stamp Market’s “Stampgram,” and Papertrey Ink’s
“Sand Swatch” to create my scene. Blended popsicle colors for the background using Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Festive Berries, and Salty Ocean, with some Perfect Pearls splatters.

Added lots of glitz with Wink of Stella and Sakura Stardust pens, Prisma glitter, and Nuvo Drops. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Simply Diamonds Throwdown

I love the Color Throwdown colors this week, some of my favorite to stamp with...
pink, aqua blue, yellow, and green...

I used PinkFresh Studio’s new “Pop Out: Diamonds” stamps with coordinating “Simply Diamonds” and “Diamond Floral Bunches” dies.

My ink colors ended up being Fresh Ink’s Pool, Lemonade, Pink Lemonade and Limeade! I stamped The Stamp Market’s “Dot Dot Dot” background in Lemonade then heat embossed with clear powder.

The “love” die cut is a cute freebie from a PinkFresh Studio release order, and I heat embossed a “you” sentiment with white powder. The flower bunches were stamped then I added some marker details directly on the stamps with Tombow markers. So fun and these are just the sweetest bouquets! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Little Throwdown

This week’s colors at The Color Throwdown are perfectly fresh and fun for summer...aqua, pink, white, and gold!

I chose all things little from The Stamp Market for my card...

I made a collage using the sweet “Just a Little Message” and “Itty Bitty Blooms” sets. They are so sweet and fit perfectly together. The little polka dots in the background are a pattern for the “envelope” liner in “Just a Little Message.”

I stamped and die cut the images, adding some Glossy Accents here and there, then heat embossed the sentiment from “Itty Bitty Blooms” in gold. Such a cheery way to let someone know that you are missing them! ❤️

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Patriotic Rainbow Sketch

A really fun sketch by Amy to be inspired by at Freshly Made Sketches...

I chose lots of different supplies for my patriotic card, starting with The Stamp Market’s “Rainbow Stripes” dies...

Stenciled the background flowers with Kaisercraft’s “Bloom” stencil and navy ink, adding red Nuvo Drop centers. The sentiment is from Papertrey Inks “ Land That I Love” set.

Stamped and heat embossed the pieces with several background stamps, and white or clear embossing powder. Added Glossy Accents to the heart, a wooden heart sponged with Frayed Burlap ink and white embossing powder, and mini petals from a Memory Box die. Happy almost July 4th, our family can’t wait!

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Party Throwdown

This week’s colors at The Color Throwdown were a party for your eyes...

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink in shades of Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, Speckled Egg, and Crushed Olive with The Greetery’s amazing “Pinwheel Party” stencils and “AlphaBuds Slim” stamps and dies...

Oh how I love both magic coming together right before your eyes! 

The stencils are designed perfectly to make that row of colorful pinwheels so easily! It’s addicting to try them in all different colors. The “AlphaBuds” letters are so unique, and I find it relaxing to stamp the letters and add the sweet little blooms.

Hope you are having a great weekend! As always, thank you for stopping by! ❤️