Your Next Stamp Challenge #71

I love the images from Your Next Stamp! These critters are just the cutest! I'm playing along with their sketch challenge and decided to use the Snorkel Fish. All supplies will be listed down below.

I created my background using the Tim Holtz watercolor paper and my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I taped my paper down using some painters tape, wet by paper with clean water and a big brush and then used some blue from my watercolor palette and just went back and forth with my brush. After it was dry, I flicked some white and black paint on it for some speckles. Once all of it was dry I trimmed my piece down to 3 3/4" x 5" and adhered to my white card base using double sided adhesive. I used this adhesive because the paper is so thick and even after drying with my heat tool it was trying to curl.

My snorkel fish I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Neenah White Cardstock and colored with my copic markers. Then cut out with the Scan n Cut machine to add to my center diamond.  For the sentiment which is also off of the snorkel fish set, I stamped using Memento Tuxedo black ink and cut out with my Word Bubbles Die. The fish is adhered using foam squares for some dimension. 

My finishing touch is adding some Nuvo Crystal Drops which look really cool on the colored cardstock. 

Fish - YR27-68-15
Goggles - B06-04-01


Mix It Up Challenge #34 - Sugar Pea Designs

Welcome back everyone! I have TWO posts to share today so be sure to hit the HOME button at the top to see what else I've been up to!

I'm sneaking in some challenges before the end of the month and one of them is for Sugar Pea Designs.  You can use the sketch, the colors or both! I started with an idea and then it kind of went off on its own haha. I went with a blue theme for my card which is what I took away from the colors on the right. All the supplies are listed down below.

School is just about to start and I need some cards for the teachers and aides (and there are a lot of them!) . I colored the teacher and chalkboard from Class Act with my copics using Neenah Solar White and cut them out with my Scan n Cut. My sentiment is also from that stamp set and I just trimmed it down .

For the background, I used my Jumbled Letters Stencil and Gina K Blue Denim ink and trimmed it down with my Blueprint 29 die for the stitched border. The rest is just aligning and I'll adhere it all down with Tombow adhesive.

Copics Used
Hair - E59-57-35
Skin - E00-01-21-11-04
Skirt - B28-26-24-21
Shirt - R59-56-46
Pencil - Y38-32
Apple - YG09-05-01
Blackboard/Shoes - N6-5-4
Blackboard Edge - E37-35-34


Wonderful Wednesday - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hello Everyone! Did you miss me ?! I've been on "vacation" since last week and boy did I miss crafting! I had a fantastic time on my trip but it's nice to get back into the swing of things. Then to top it off school is starting! Thanks for hanging in there with me and stay tuned - I'll have videos coming soon!

Anywho - it's Wonderful Wednesday over at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Be sure to check out the blog for more details on how to join in the challenges - it's always a fun time! 

I've seen this type of card floating around and I wanted to give it a try. I will admit, it was really hard for me not to color the image but it turns out really cool! 
(List of supplies down below)

I ink blended the background with distress inks onto Bristol smooth cardstock and spritzed it with water. Then I die cut it to give it that stitched frame border. The die cut - I'm sorry - I cannot find a link for it or the packaging of what it's called but what I did is blended the same colors I used on the background on another sheet of cardstock. Then I die cut the leaves from it.

I added the stitched frame piece to some craft foam with double sided tape and then attached to a 4 1/4" x  5 1/2" card base. I stamped the image from Woodland Critters and used my Scan n Cut to cut it out. The sentiment is from the  Raindy Days Lulu stamp set and I added it to a flag banner.

I hope you enjoyed today's card -definitely something different and unique to try! Be sure to follow me on Instagram for sneak peeks and happy mail pictures! 


Witchy Poo - Krafty Komeback!

Looky! Looky!!! It is a Krafty Komeback today featuring WitchyPoo! How awesome is this set? Plenty of time to get your hands on it for some Halloween cards!

As you know, lots of our rubber stamp sets have long retired and are not available for purchase anymore. Well, we've decided to switch some things up and rerelease a few of your faves in CLEAR! And today we're announcing a new one! You all have been loving these, so here we go again!

Our amazing artist, Annie Rodrigue has revamped this fabulously spooky image and I've changed up some sentiments, so even if you have the original from years ago, you'll want to grab the new one!

I have a little scene I created on my card for little miss witchy poo as she flies through the night sky.

My background I ink blended with Wilted Violet, Spiced Marmalade, and Block Soot distress oxides onto Neenah Solar White caredstock. Then I spritzed it with water and added some flicks of white paint. I heat embossed the sentiment with Gina K Designs white embossing powder and added a few die cut clouds from Jaded Blossom.

My image is colored with copic markers and cut out with my Scan n Cut machine and added to my card with foam squares. I added a few drops of  Nuvo Gold Glitter for extra stars.

Now be sure to head on over to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and pick up your stamp!! 

Hat/Boots - N8-6-5-4
Dress - E08, YR09-68-16-15
Skin - RV95, E13-11-21-01-00
Broom - E37-35-34-33-31, YR24, Y19-04
Eyes - YG67-17-05
Hair -E49-47-37-35


Hello Spring.... ? Wonderful Wednesday Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Yep - you read that right.... Hello Spring! haha! Even though we are heading into Fall, I thought these cute little critters needed some love.
All supplies are listed below

Today's card is for the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday Challenge so break out those stamps and play along for a chance at a prize! Be sure to head over to the blog for more information! Lots of fun stuff going on with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps ! Don't miss it  ! 

I started off creating my background with some distress oxide inks. I used Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean. I blended them together on Bristol Smooth cardstock and then spritzed it with some water using my Tim Holtz Distress Spray bottle. I trimmed this piece down with the Blueprint 29 Die for the stitched border. I stamped the sentiment using my Misti tool and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Then layered the distressed panel onto some some white cardstock and then that with foam before adhering to my cardbase. 

Next, I stamped my images on some Neenah White Cardstock, colored them with copic markers and cut them out with my Scan N Cut. I also cut this beautiful Flower Circle from the Flower Circle Die. I added this to my card using some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive because it has such a fine tip.

I then added my cute critters into the middle of my flower circle. 

For some finishing touches, I added the Like Magic sequin from Neat & Tangled and Black Ebony Nuvo Drops. I couldn't stop myself and added Silver Moondust Nuvo Drops to the centers of the flowers of the circle die cut. I also touched up my eyes and nose on my critters with Ebony Black & Shocking Pink Nuvo Drops. Can you tell I just love my Nuvo drops!? 

I hope you enjoyed today's card!
Bunny - C2-1-0
Birds - B000-01-02-04

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Witch Kitty - C.C. Designs

Anyone else getting excited for Halloween?! I certainly am! It's my favorite time of the year!  Today I'm sharing my card featuring the ever-so-adorable Witch Kitty from C.C. Designs and the coordinating sentiment from Happy 31st Sentiments.

All the supplies are listed down below.

Hat - V17-15-12
Kitty - C5-4-3-2-1
Ribbon - YG02-05-09

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Boho Flowers & watercolors - Gina K Designs

I finally got a chance  to sit down and play with the Boho Flowers mini kit from Gina K Designs. This is a great card kit package. It contains everything you need to create beautiful cards. I think it took me so long to play with because the hoarder in me had a hard time cutting into any of the cardstock lol. 

I will have the supplies listed down below and I have a video for this to share as well. 

I started with stamping my butterflies from the Boho Flowers stamp set onto some Tim Holtz watercolor paper using Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink and using Gina K Designs white embossing powder. 

Next, I created the watercolor background using my Gansai Tambi watercolors. I have only just recently started playing with watercolors so I'm certainly no professional but they are a lot of fun. I wet my paper first and then applied splashes of blues and greens. I heat set that and then applied a darker color blue all over the top. Similar to how a galaxy background would be created but with different colors.

Then I added some black, pearl and white flicks of paint to the background drying each one in between so they don't mix. My sentiment I also stamped and heat embossed. The word "YOU" is stamped in Gina K Designs Black Onyx Ink and cut out with the coordinating die which I added using foam squares.

 Watch the video here or on my Youtube Channel 

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My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #346

I'm squeezing in a couple challenges and projects before I leave for a trip later this week. This post is for the sketch challenge over at My Favorite Things.

I had done some playing around with a watercolor background using Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock and Gansai Tambi watercolor set. I'm not real experienced with watercolors so it was fun to play around with creating the galaxy.

Once the galaxy was dry, I die cut it from the Gina K Circle Small Double Stitched Die. My stitched frame border is from the My Favorite Things Single Stitched Rounded Rectangle Die. My little pirate I thought would be perfect for this and she is from the Party Like A Pirate Set. The finishing touch was adding a few drops of the Nuvo Drops - they glitter so it reminded me of stars! All supplies are listed down below. 

Copics Used
Skin - E00-01-21-11-04
Hair/Boots- N6-5-4
Bandana/Belt - R27-29-59
Dress - E17-19-18
Telescope - YR23-Y15-Y11


More Spring Flowers - Simon Says Stamp

I know it's not Spring and Summer is coming to an end but I just had to play around with this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. It has this gorgeous stitched looked to the elements.  All the supplies will be listed down below as well as a video.

I stamped a few of the larges roses with Memento Desert Sand onto Neenah Solar White cardstock. Then added some of the  daisies from this stamp set to fill in the gaps. I trimmed that piece down using Blueprint 29 die which added a nice stitched border to match my flowers.

The rose and leaves I stamped onto Bristol Smooth Cardstock with Simon Says Stamp clear ink and heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder. I ink blended abandoned coral distress ink on the rose and twisted citron and mowed lawn distress ink for the leaves. Then I fussy cut  them out (yep I know you heard me ... I fussy cut them lol)

My sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments stamp from CZDesign and I stamped that onto black cardstock with the Simon Says Stamp clear ink and heat embossed with the Simon Says Stamp White Embossing Powder. I added the flower and leaves to my card and foam mounting the sentiment. My finishing touch is adding some Nuvo Crystal Morning Dew Drops. 

I also have a video for this card so be sure to check it out so to see what I did for the inside! 

Watch the video here or on my youtube channel.


Shaped Cards - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Welcome back to another Saturday Challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! Today is Shaped Creations!  Be sure to check out the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps blog for more details on how to join and the uber fun prizes you can win! 

Also - Frugal Fridays specials are up so be sure to head over to Kraftin Kimmie Stamps and grab some AMAZING stamps at some AMAZING prizes! This is actually how I grew my collection haha! 

AND...... did you see the re-release??? It is absolutely BEWITCHING!! You can visit my blog post HERE to see a sample and then head over to the store to snag it up! 

My card for today is a shaped card. This could also easily be turned into a tag if you poke a hole at the top. 

I used the Stitched Circle Die to create the shaped card and the Fishtail Sentiment Die for the sentiment.

Can you guess which stamp set I used? It's one of the new releases Happy Fall Y'all. Aren't these dogs just the cutest thing ever?! Well.... I thought so! 

Middle dog - C8-6-4
Dog on right - E97-09-08
Dog on left - E37-35-34
Ears - R81-83-85
Collar - B24

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Email update!

I only recently discovered that the contact email that was listed for me on my blog was incorrect. I don't even  has access to that email anymore lol .... I have everything updated now but if you tried to contact me in the past - I truly apologize for not responding. 

My correct contact email is 

Thank you! 

Best Friends are Witches - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Krafty Vault is being opened again!

As you know some of our old stamp sets have been retired and hard to find for quite some time. Well, we've opened the krafty vault and today we are rereleasing MY BEST FRIENDS ARE WITCHES!!!

This fantastic and spooky set comes as completely unmounted pretrimmed natural red rubber! There are only a FEW available right away and then we will be taking preorders for this fabulous set!
My Best Friends are Witches comes with two large witchy images by artist Annie Rodrigue plus a selection of five coordinating verses and sentiments! This particular set will be going live in the krafty shop at 9am EST on Friday morning!

Don't forget about the FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS that are up in the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Store also! A selection of FOUR of our fabulous clear stamp sets are 40% OFF but only for the weekend! Hop on over to check out if any of them are on your wishlist!
Happy stampin'!!

Skin - E00-01-21-11-04
Hair - E99-YR24-Y21
Grass - YG99-97-95
Sky - B24-N4
Pumpkin - YR68-61-65
Hat - N8-6-4
Pumpkin Stem - YG05-09
Dress - V17-15-12-09


Written in the Stars

Hi everyone! No copic coloring on today's card but I did get inky! This card is playing along with the Wednesday Challenge from Simon Says Stamp. Unfortunately, I do not have any Impression Obsession stamps but I do have tons of stamps with sentiments. Complete supply list down below. 

I love this new set from My Favorite Things.

I created the background by using the distress inks Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, and Black Soot. I opted for distress inks instead of the oxides because the oxides have more of a chalky look and I wanted something a little more vibrant for my sky. I blended on Bristol Smooth Cardstock as its really smooth and great for blending.

Once the inks were blended, I splattered some water on and added some white paint splatters.

The words Stars in the middle I cut from white cardstock about 3 times from the Shining Stars Die. Then layered them up and attached together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I had previously mixed some Perfect Pearls in a small spritzer with water and sprayed a nice coat on the layered word die. Pictures really don't do justice for how beautiful it came out. The sentiment comes from the Written in the Stars Stamp set that I stamped with Gina K Black Onyx ink and cut down into a small strip.


Something new .... to me!

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to pass along some companies that I'll be using in the coming future. School will be starting soon and even though I will miss the chaos around the house, it will be nice to get back to working during the day when they are gone haha! Crafting has been limited to evenings so we could enjoy the summer.

So these companies have some very fun and unique stamps, dies and embellishments! I highly suggest checking them out ! I'm working on some orders but by the time they come in I will most likely be on small "mini mommy vacation" that I take to Minnesota next week. I promise though, I will have cards and videos to share down the road though!

First we have HoneyBee Stamps

Honey Bee Stamps
Not only do they carry stamps, dies and my favorite of course is stencils but they also have some really unique embellishments, inks, art supplies - I mean really - you have to check it out - they have a TON of stuff! 

Next is Studio Katia

One thing that drew my attention to this company was the simplicity of some of these stamps. They are beautifully designed as well. They also carry dies, sequins mixes, seed beads, watercolors, and  a few other embellishments. Definitely worth checking out! 

Another company is Ellen Hutson. Now I have purchased from here before for supplies and let me say super shipping department! 

They have a huge variety of products whether it be crafting supplies, stamps, dies .. you name it! From various stamp companies. 

I hope you take a second to check these companies out! I'm excited to be sharing them with you and my creations. These are just in addition to what I'm already using so it will be fun to add these to my craft stash! 

I just wanted to note that none of these companies have asked me to use their stamps or gifted me anything. This is all on my own. Also - if you haven't already it would be a great idea to sign up for email notifications off on my sidebar. Then all my fun news will be delivered right to you and you won't have to hunt down my posts.

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Wonderful Wednesday - Scootin by with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hi everyone! It's time another Wonderful Wednesday Challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps! As always it's ANYTHING GOES so it's super easy to play along! Be sure to head over to the Kraftin Kimmie Blog for more details! 

My card for today is featuring this fun new set that was re-released called Let's the Good Times Roll! 

I colored up my image with copic markers and cut it out with my Scan n Cut. I played around with some new dies I got and layered them on my card.

Copic Markers
Skin - E000-00-01-21-11-04
Hair - E59-57-34
Scooter - BG49-15-13-11, N8-6-4
Jacket - V17-15-12
Pants - B18-16-14-12
Scarf/Belt - N8-6-4


Online Card Class Continued

Hello! Continuing on with some cards I made for the Rainbow Maker card class ..... 

I didn't get as much done for the rest of the days but I still have some to share.
(some of the products I used are listed down below) 

This one I believe was Day 2 with Rainbow Stamping. I stamped the word Together using the rainbow stamping and since I was using my Misti, I stamped over it again with versamark and applied some glitterly embossing powder.

You may have seen this one on Instagram if you are a following. Day 3 covered Rainbow die cutting. 

There was actually quite a few fun techniques covered on Day 4 but the only one that really turned out for me was this one lol .... This one is ink smooshing onto watercolor cardstock.

Day 5 - another day filled with lots of great techniques. I didn't quite have all the supplies needed so I improvised. This one starts with an ink blended background. Placing a stencil on top, I then applied Versamark and clear embossing powder. This probably would have out a lot better if I had waited for my blended background to totally dry haha! oh well... still came out pretty cool I think.
There was so much covered in these classes and it was definitely a lot of fun! I highly recommend checking it out if you haven't yet. There was still more but this was all I was able to get completed. 

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Neat & Tangled - It's Your Day!

Neat & Tangled is turning 5 and they are celebrating all month long! If you haven't viewed their stamps before, you definitely have to check them out ! They have some stinkin cute designs, dies to match and beautiful sequins mixes!  I snagged up the new release pretty fast and it got it in record time.

(all the supplies are linked down below) 

My card today serves a couple purposes. For 1.)... I just really wanted to color up these critters haha! and 2.) it fits perfectly with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.

How cute are these critters?! I started off by stamping them out onto Neenah White Cardstock using my Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloring with copic markers. There are coordinating dies for it but I ended up just cutting them out with my Scan n Cut machine. 

For my background, I did some ink blending onto Bristol smooth cardstock with Distress Oxides Peacock Feather and Abandoned Coral then spritzing it with my distress sprayer for some water splotches. 

I stamped "it's your day" onto the card from the Hooray stamp set and "Go Wild" I heat embossed with Simon Says Stamp white embossing powder. Next I added the critters using some foam squares and finished it off with some pretty sequins. 

Super sweet right?!
Copic Markers used
Giraffe - Y26-19-15-02, E19-17-15, R83-85, E30-31-33
Monkey - E19-17-15, E30-31-33, R81-83-85
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