Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 62

Hello everyone!  Welcome back to the blog today.  The weather in Chicago has been really warm the last couple of days and it seems Lake Michigan is evaporating into the air, leaving us gasping for air.  HUMIDITY!  There is a reason I moved away from Florida!  Anyway on the topic at hand!

Today’s card is an entry into the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 62.

Here is the sketch challenge:

And here is my entry:


I made the background using a Hero Arts diagonal background stamp. I inked it up with Lawn Fawn Pink Flamingo, then turned the background stamp the opposite way and then stamped it with Lawn Fawn Sunflower Ink. This made a really nice plaid back ground.

Then I took a piece of white 80 lb card stock and embossed it with a We R Memory Keepers  embossing folder.

Then I used pieces of the new My Favorite Things card kit that was just released.  The flowers were die cut from multiple colors from My Favorite Things card stock.  I glued the flower together and then added a Queen & Co pink iridescent bubble.

The sentiment was also used fro the My Favorite Things card kit as well! The detail white embossing powder that came with the kit is A+! So good!  I have been looking for a fine white embossing powder and I think I have one now!

Have a great week and hope to see you back soon!


Mojo Monday 462

Hello everyone!  I am here to share my Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

The sketch challenge was based off of this model:

And here is my design.  I would love to tell you everything I used, but I used so much from my stash I can’t remember everything! I hope you enjoy and this is my start for making Christmas Cards (the thought makes me nervous).

DSC_0146 copy

Mojo Monday 461

Hi everyone!  Thank you for stopping by to take a look at this week’s card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge:

Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my week’s version of the card. I couldn’t decide which one I like the most so I posted all three of them.





Have a great week everyone!


Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 61 Tic-Tac-Toe

Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me this week for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.

This week’s challenge was called Tic-Tac-Toe. Here are the options:

I decided to go vertical on the left and chose flowers, blue, and emboss.  Now I was not for sure if emboss meant using embossing folders, or heat embossing.  I went with heat embossing.  I hope that is okay.  Here is my take:



I used the stamp set from The Ton Stamps.  I inked that up on some double sided Stick It paper.  Cut out the dress portion and stuck the dress on top of another stamped image on Neenah Solar White 80# card stock.  Then I removed the other side of the adhesive and poured blue glitter and firmly placed it.

I then used some skin tones copic markers to color in the bride.  Then some browns for the hair. For the background I used The Ton Stamps Floral Border Stamp and heat embossed that in with silver embossing powder.  The embellishments on the dress are some “day after christmas” shopping items and the bow is from silver paper from My Favorite Things using the Dainty Bow die from Mama Elephant.

The sentiment is also from the Haute Dress stamp set.  I used a strip of the background paper I used on the card and stamped the sentiment on some vellum card stock.  I used clear embossing powder to make the sentiment to stand out a bit more.

I propped it up with some fun foam on the back and attached it to a Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock.

I hope you enjoy this week’s card!


Stamp Ink Paper Challenge 60

Hello everyone!  Wow it was a warm one here in Chicago this weekend. I attended a wedding this weekend.  I was the best man.  My friend and I have been really close for 10+ years and it was amazing to see him get married.  We have been there for one another thick and thin.  Now my summer will have calmed down for a bit so I can get some crafty good times into my schedule!

This weeks card was for the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #60.  Basically I place these three colors into my card:

And this is what I came up with.  To be honest, I had some scrap paper around that I needed to get ride of.  I made two cards and really can’t decided which one to use.  I will post both here and see what comes of it!

DSC_0120DSC_0121 copy

Mojo Monday 460

Hello everyone!

This week I made a card for the Mojo Monday Sketch. The sketch is below:

Below is my card:



Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge 59

This weeks Stamp, Ink Paper Challenge is Funny or Punny.

I decided to use a stamp set from one of my new favorite companies Sweet Stamp Shop .

Here is my card:


The cards base is Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock.  The white frame is from Lawn Fawn stitched frame dies and I used Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock with that.  That is mounted with 3M foam tape.

The sand and ocean wave are also 80lb Neenah and I used Clarity Brushes to blend some Distressed Inks onto the card stock.  I used the hillside dies for those.  For the vellum wave I used Mama Elephants wave die to cut it out. The sky is also Distressed inks as well.  The clouds were die cut using the Lawn Fawn cloud die set.

The stamps are all colored using Copic Markers.  I used some Glossy Accents for the sunglasses.

Hope you enjoy his weeks card and see you soon!