Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Today Your Next Stamp is doing a DT DARE with the theme Celebrations.  

Here is a sneak peak of my project...

...BUT you will have to head on over to the YNS blog to see the full reveal and all the other fabulous projects! I guarantee you are going to want to because #1- amazing inspiration and #2- they are giving a away a surprise pack of YNS goodies to one lucky commenter! 

Ready- Set- Go! 

Have a bloomin' good birthday!

By now you've seen the news!  I am thrilled to be joining the Trinity Stamps DT & Social Media Team!

While this isn't one of my offical DT projects I figure why not get out there and start celebrating!!!

This project is pretty clean and easy to make.  Obviously, the focus is the watering can from the Trinity set Hopeful Flowers.  I created the look by stamping the image on watercolor paper and using my Zigs to color it.  I love this color combo, it is so fresh and vibrant!  The backdrop paper is also bright and adds some zing to the card.  It was cut using Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Die.  Other than that, I simply Added the sentiment and this MFT porthole window (odd element considering the title, but I love how it looked).   Wahlah!  Finito!  Fresh and fun!

I hope you found some inspiration here today and will come visit me again soon!

Entering this into:
Seize the Birthday- additional Topping of Water

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Your Next Stamp August Release Blog Hop!

Back again I see and I am sooooo glad!  Welcome to the Your Next Stamp August Release Blog Hop!!!

They are celebrating 9 fabulous years creating amazingly cute and funny stamps!  WOWZA!  I am thrilled to be part of it.  There are prizes and sales!

You should have arrived here from Julie’s blog.  If not, be sure to hop back to the beginning to Koren’s blog.

I know you perked up even more at the word prizes.... what are they you ask?!  Well 9 (DUH!) $20 Gift Certs to YNS!  There is a fun GAME too! Simply count the gumdrops on the creations along the hop and leave your count on the InLinkz on the YNS blog post for a chance to win a gumdrop prize pack!

Here is what I have for you today:

For this creation I inked up the adorable Sweet Treat Cart set.  Perfect for using your favorite coloring tools and shades. I went with pastels and I often think of these types of treat carts with those colors.  The scalloped edge die, papers and twine compliment it in every way, it just oozes sweet and cute!

Next up on the Hop is Kerri head over for more FUN!

A big thank you to YNS for inviting me to be part of the fun this month and to YOU for visiting me. Don't forget to comment to increase your odds of winning prizes! 

In case you get lost along the way here is the complete list.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Your Next Stamp- August Sneak Peaks

Happy Day to you!  I am excited to be guest designing with Your Next Stamp this month and tomorrow is the new release AND 9th Birthday!  So are you ready to party?!  Let’s start low key with a few sneak peeks shall we? 

Here is what I have for you today:

This card features the new set Tini Sips.  I just love those cute little olives!  The corrugated cardboard on the backdrop with the green DP really help this card lean toward masculine, but it could easily go feminine too.  I used Copics and added the twine and gumdrops for a bit of extra pop!

Be sure to head over to the YNS blog for a full list of the sneak peeks…  

Be sure to come back at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT for the official New Release Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, August 5, 2018


Happy Sunday!  I am taking a little ocean excursion with my family today, so I thought it would be appropriate to share an ocean themed card. 

I love this Lawn Fawn You are Sublime stamp set!  It is so fun!

I stamped all these images on watercolor paper and colored them with my Zigs.  After they dried, I cut them using my Scan n' Cut and set them aside.  I used white paper and my distress inks (Broken China, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint to make a gradually darker background.  I die cut the Lawn Fawn Bayou Backdrop in dark green and flipped it upside down to make seaweed.  I love the look it creates and leaves spaces for the critters to hide. 

Hoping you have a SUBlime day!

Entering this into:

Simon Says Stamp Monday- Wild Things

Friday, August 3, 2018

CLC and Our Daily Bread Designs

Happy Hop Friday!  The Coffee Loving Cardmakers has teamed up for another fun coffee inspired hop with Our Daily Bread Designs.  

You should have arrived here from Ms. Erin Thiem's blog.    If you get lost along the way, head back to either ODBD or Coffee Loving Cardmakers to start at the beginning. 

Here is what I have for you today: 

Card one is a fun combo of bright!  The orange paper with the leaves are the perfect backdrop for this doily and bright green cup.  The cup features the Beverage Cup die set.   I cut the whipped topping in white and used my markers to add some shadows.  I then added the cup topper cut out of  vellum.  I love the added sentiment form the I Love Coffee set.  Lastly are those shiny and florescent bits of bling!  

Here is another shot:

The Next card also features the Beverage Cup Die set.  But you are going to be amazed at what you can do with the whipped topping and coffee sleeve...

Right?!  I was feeling brilliant when I decided to use them to make a cupcake!!!  I used sleeve with some fun DP to make the cupcake wrapper.  The whipped topping became the frosting. I cut it in pink and again added shadows.  And the cherry is the perfect cupcake topper, colored with markers.  The cup was cut with white and black paper and adding shadows and highlights.  I backed this with some fun bright DP to make for another fun birthday card.  

Here is another shot: 

Next up on the hop list is Kathy Schweinfurth's blog, be sure to stop and leave her some love.  Leave comments on all for your chance at that $25 gift certificate!

BONUS!  OBDB is offering a sale code is valid from August 3rd - 10th, and is valid on the purchase of ODBDNCC and AO stamp sets, Custom Dies and Paper Collections on the ODBD Website when you enter the code coffee in the discount codes area.  Please note that Bundles are NOT included in this sale.

Thank you so much for your visit today!  Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


I am thrilled to share that I am going to be a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamps this month!  Please head on over to YNS blog to see my inaugural post!  Here is a sneak peak:

Please come visit me!