Blog Hops

Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017 | MFT Coffee Date


Coffee Lovers Bloghop is in full swing!  I used the recently released MFT Coffee Date and designed a card using some very traditional Christmas colors.  I love this stamp set because there is no coloring involved!

If you would like to check out the process video as well as find a list of supplies, click here.

If you want details and/or to participate in the bloghop, head over to their blog for details.  You can find them here.

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Holiday Series 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 18, 19, and 20 of 25!

Here is day 18 of my holiday card series.  I used amazing The Ton stamp sets, Holiday Bows and Grand Bows.  These of course are layering stamps and if you have the patience, they come out beautifully!  I stuck to traditional Christmas colors, red and green.  If you would like to see the process video and how to line them up, click here.  There you will find a list of supplies.

Card 19 is a one layer card which is starting to become my favorite type of card! Making a card with no adhesive?!  Sign me up!  I used Snowy Sayings by Cas-ual Fridays and some Memento Inks to create the cluster of snowflakes.  My favorite color combo for Christmas is silver and blue.  Loved the way this simple card turned out.  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  Links to supplies are there as well.

Card 20 was made using MFT Oh Christmas Trees.  I love how these cards turned out and by a sweet accident, they are great masculine cards.  I used silver and gold embossing powder on black card stock giving the card a different look.  I don’t think black card stock is a color people tend to grab when making a Christmas card, but I love it!  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  Supplies will be linked in the video description.

Holiday Series 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 15, 16, and 17 of 25, OH MY!

Hey guys!  So I am lumping 3 days of my holiday card series into one post today to make things a little easier and to catch you guys up!

For day 15 I used a Unity Stamp Co. stamp called, Love Bug Christmas.  I water colored the image using Distress Inks and I really like the way it turned out.  Since I did a previous holiday card with a red truck, I decided to paint this one yellow.

If you would like to check out the process video, click here.  There you will also find a link to supplies used.

On to day 16!  I used another Sunny Studio stamp set called Merry Sentiments.  This was another layering stamp set and if you know me, you know I love my layered stamps!  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  As always you will find a list of supplies there too.

Finally day 17… For this card I used Hero Arts Santa’s Elves.  This stamp set is sooooo cute!  I colored them with my Prismacolors and used the MFT Peekaboo die to make it appear they are behind the card peeking out.  Love this card.  If you want to see the process video, click here.  Enjoy!


12 Days of Christmas Tags

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 | Day 5 of 12 | Gerda Steiner Peeking Friends


I just love these shaker tags!!  I used Gerda Steiner’s Peeking Friends stamp set and MFT tag die set to create the sweet gift tags.  My original plan was not to make shaker tags, but as I was coloring and thinking about how I wanted to put them together, shaker tags was the only thing that made sense!

I used my Prismacolors to color in these cute little guys.  For the process video, click here. There you will find a list of supplies too!


Holiday Series 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 10 of 25 | Neat & Tangled Elfs and Their Shelves


Here is day 10 of my cards series!  I am determined to finish in time (at least I hope I finish in time)!!  I used Neat and Tangled Elfs and Their Shelves.  This stamp set is so sweet!!  If you would like to check out the process video, click here.

There you will see a list of supplies and you can see me using my new Spectrum Noir Markers!  I have only used them a couple times but really falling in love with them!


Holiday Series 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 9 of 25 | Taylored Expressions Campy Christmas


Here is day 9 in my holiday card series.  I used Taylored Expressions Campy Christmas stamp set.  ADORABLE!! I feel like I say that with every stamp set I use, after all that is why I buy them.  However, with Taylored Expression stamps these ring true.  They are the same company that did the grumplings stamp set I used in my gift tag series.

If you would like to check out the process video with all the mistakes I made, click here.  There you will find a link of supplies used.


12 Days of Christmas Tags

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 | Day 4 of 12 | WPlus9 Holiday Houses


Welcome to day 4 of my 12 days of Christmas tag series.  Look at these adorable houses! I really love these tags especially after looking back at them the next day.  Really classy.  I used the WPlus9 Holiday House stamp and die set as well as MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 6 tag dies.

If you want to see me put them together, click here.  There you will find a link of supplies used as well.


Holiday Series 2016

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 1 of 25 | My Favorite Things Merry Everything


Welcome to day 1 of my holiday card series.  Today I used the Merry Everything stamp set from My Favorite Things.  I absolutely love those plump reindeer and the jolly Santa.  I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color in the images and my Distress Inks to create the night sky.

Christmas cards aren’t complete without sparkle of course!  I added glitter with my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to the snow, gifts, and parts of the reindeer and Santa.

To see how I created this adorable card, click the process video link.  There you will find a list of supplies I used as well.

Process Video – Day 1

Stay tuned for day 2 coming soon!  Also look for my 12 Days of Christmas tags!


Color Throwdown, Encouragement Cards, Just Because Cards

My Favorite Things Cup of Tea | Color Throwdown #416


Hello friends!  I have been following the color throwdown challenge for a while now and each week I tell myself I am going to participate.  Well the week comes and goes and I never do.  Until now!

The colors for the challenge this week are cranberry, dark teal, peach, and kraft.  For more details here is a link to their blog: Color Throwdown Blog.  I have been dying to use this stamp set and die set, but just haven’t had any inspiration.  This is another reason why I wanted to do the color throwdown challenge, because it challenges me.  I use colors I may not pair together and it forces me to get out my various stamp sets that I haven’t touched.

I look forward to this weekly challenge so stay tuned!!  Below is the link to the video that shows me creating this card.  There you will find a link to all the products used.

Color Throwdown #416


Fall 2016 Fall Series

Fall 2016 Card Series | Day 5 of 10 | My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery


Welcome to day 5 in my fall card series.  Today I wanted to do more water coloring and I just love the way the colors turned out.  I used Distress Inks in the color Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, and Walnut Stain for the splatter.  I’m really enjoying the Canson XL Water Color Paper as I have only used it a couple other times.  It is amazing how much easier things are to work with when you have the right supplies.

I heat embossed the leaf images from the MFT Geometric Greenery Stamp Set with white embossing powder.  It really pops with the fall colors.  I popped up my “thanks” sentiment on some fun foam to add some dimension.  The SSS Antique Gold Embossing Powder is just beautiful and adds a special touch to my sentiment.

If you would like to see the card in the making, please click the link below.  There you will also find all the supplies I used.

Fall Series Day 5