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Your Next Stamp Challenge #99


YNS Challenge #99

This month at Your Next Stamp the challenge is all about birthdays.  My birthday is in April and the best birthstone ever, diamonds!  So I chose to create a card that is all bling using the YNS happy hour stamp and die set!

YNS #99 challenge

This was a quick card and I love all the shine and shimmer! I die cut the background with collage frame using shimmer cardstock.  I then die cut the banner from shimmer vellum and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  Next, I die cut the cheers from silver glitter paper and glued down. I stamped the glasses, heat embossed in silver, used the coordinating happy hour die set to cut out and colored with silver stardust gel pen. Then I pop dotted some of the squares from the collage frame and added the glasses on them.

Inside, I die cut the stitched rectangle and heat embossed the sentiment in silver.  I stamped the glasses and die cut out using the happy hour stamp and die set.  I colored the glasses with the gel pen and added a die cut umbrella from silver glitter paper.

YNS #99 inside

I love bling and it is showcased in so many ways on this monochromatic card!


Blog Posts, Sugar Peas Challenges

Sugar Peas Challenge #48



Mix It Up Challenge #48

I finally got my first stamp set of sugar peas, the special and awesome cacti set when they paired with Simon Says Stamps for September!  I couldn’t wait to create with these cuties and decided to use them for the current challenge!

sugar snap peas challenge 48 front

The front of my card I went with the sketch and replaced the circle with a more arch design.  I used the colors to create the little scene and heat embossed the sentiment.  Aren’t they just the cutest!?

sugar snap peas challenge 48 inside

I have been so wanting to try the tunnel card and knew these cutie cacti would go perfect in one!  I followed the instructions from Jennifer McGuire tunnel card video.  Wasn’t as hard as I thought and really is stunning when done!

It’s a month long challenge so if you have any of their stamp sets join in for a chance to win $50 to use in their store! WOW!


Blog Posts, MFT Posts

MFT Sketch Challenge #405 & Color Challenge #102


MFT Sketch Challenge #405


MFT Color Challenge #102

SSS wednesday challenge badge

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

It’s that time of year that I love, Christmas card time! This sketch challenge I love because of the angle and the colors are non traditional christmas colors.  Fun to create with!

mft sketch challenge 405 & color challenge 102

I used lots of MFT products to create this fun christmas card:

This was a simple card to create and came together quickly.  I die cut the wonky frame and stitched HO’s using 110lb white cardstock.  I glued the HO’s down and added the whole frame to the center of the card base.  Next, I die cut watercolor paper from the stitched rectangle, inked with twisted citron oxide ink, trimmed edges, stamped the sentiment and pop dotted over the card.  I then die cut the stitched circle, inked, and stamped the sentiment.

I die cut the glitter banner, adhered the HO3 to the end and added to the card.  Next, I stamped the santa and presents, colored with copics and cut out.  I glued the presents down and pop dotted santa.

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Blog Posts, Craftin Desert Divas

Sweet Dino Unicorn

This little sweet Dino Unicorn is just one of many cute new digital stamps released from Craftin Desert Divas this September!  She was a fun one to color!

Copy of CDD September digital release card 4 IG final

To create this simple card I first resized and printed off the DINO UNICORN digital stamp and the leaves and colored with copic markers.  The background was made with white cardstock being trimmed and I used the large inside scalloped circle die to make the frame for the birch trees.  The vellum leaves and the glitter halloween were die cut using my cameo silhouette.  The green pattern paper comes from the hello sunshine 6×6 paper pad.  For my embellishments, I added orangepurple, & green jewel nuvo drops.

You can see all of the new September digital release here.  If you haven’t used digital stamps before, they are very easy to use, cost effective, and you can resize them!  CDD has a Digi Club that saves you even more!


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CDD Holiday Fairies Amazing Release!

I hope you have had a chance to see all the amazing new September release at Craftin Desert Divas this past week.  If not, go see, and look on the Craftin Desert Divas blog at the fabulous DT inspirations!  I have been enjoying being a guest DT member this month, and really loved creating with this versatile HOLIDAY FAIRIES stamp set, you get both Halloween and Christmas in it! Whoo-hoo!

CDD September release guest DT card 4 IG final

For this card I used a lot of awesome CDD product:

This card looks like it took all day, but it really didn’t take all to long!  I started by trimming the pattern paper, rounding the two corners and die cutting the circle.  I then took watercolor paper and inked with wilted violet & blueprint sketch inks and flicked some watered down white paint with a paint brush all over it.  While that dried, I die cut the trees and inked them with squeezed lemonadewild honey & carved pumpkin.  Next, I die cut the birch tree & fence from black cardstock.  I then die cut the banner, stamped with sentiment, and heat embossed in white.  I stamped the HOLIDAY FAIRIES halloween cutie, colored with copic markers and fussy cut her out.

To put it all together, I glued the birch tree, fence, and tree border to the back of the pattern paper and pop dotted over the purple sky.  I then added the fairy with pop dots and added stickles to her wings.  The banner I pop dotted and then added the purple and stars sequins in a trail coming from her wand.

Who doesn’t love a magical witch!?  I loved using the fall colors in this card and hope it inspires you!  Check out all the wonderful DT inspiration at Craftin Desert Divas blog!  The full release is out here.


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CDD Merry Doxie Duos September Release!

I am so glad that Craftin Desert Divas asked me to be a guest designer this month just so I could make this card!  I am LOVING this stamp set, Doxie Duos especially this cat and dog running together!  This is one of the new sets released this week, after visiting me you can see them all at Craftin Desert Divas.  This set offers both Halloween and Christmas in one stamp set, how awesome is that?!

CDD September release guest DT card 2 IG final

I was able to create this card using the Doxie Duo stamp set stamp set, colored the image with copic markers and fussy cut out.  For the background, I inked watercolor paper with candied applefired brick, & aged mahogany oxide inks and used my cameo silhouette to cut out the repeated MERRY.  Next, i inked watercolor paper with tattered rose, trimmed, and glued to the MERRY paper.  I then splattered with water and white paint to give it some texture.

To put it together, I trimmed around the sentiment and created the banner ends with scissors.  I also trimmed a larger piece of green glitter paper and glued behind the sentiment.  I pop dotted the banner and image to the card and added green & clear sequins.  To add a few more details around the focal point, I added some extra white nuvo drops.

My favorite part of this card is the movement this stamp gives!

Hope you have had a chance to see all the new September release, you can see it here.  Also, you can see such great DT inspirations at Craftin Desert Divas blog.



Blog Posts, Craftin Desert Divas

Flying Monkey!

I know that some of us were scared of the flying monkeys in the Wizard of Oz, but this SPELL-TIME MONKEY should cure that!  Isn’t she the cutest!?  Craftin Desert Divas has released all the new digital stamps sets for their September release.

CDD September digital release card 2 IG final

To create the window view I used lots of Craftin Desert Divas products:

I started the card by printing out the digital SPELL-TIME MONKEY and colored with copic markers and the ghosts with silver gel pen and cut out.  The window I die cut in black and weaved the birch tree on the right.  To create the background I blended wilted violet & seedless preserves on watercolor paper for a smooth texture.  I added the glitter moon in the top right and trimmed the extra off.  I added the colored images and pop dotted the window frame over this.  The sentiment I die cut from purple glitter paper on my cameo silhouette.  For the final touches I added enamel dots in grey and orange nuvo drops.

You can check out all the new digital stamps at Craftin Desert Divas for the September digital release!  They also have the Digi Club where you can save tons on already great priced digi stamp sets!