World Card Making Day 2014

It’s a big day for card makers. In fact, the biggest day of the year. It’s the start of card making season!

There are literally parties and contests out there and everywhere in the world of card making. I’ll be stopping by these sites as I sip my morning coffee and get my creative juices flowing to make some new cards of my own.

Paper Crafts Connection - they have a ton of cards and a huge giveaway valued at more than $675!

  • Special offers and giveaways and other blog posts will be going up all day tomorrow on the blog! Make sure to stop by tomorrow.
  • Join the blog tour. Want to share something on your blog for the holiday and share it with the world, plus see what others have created? Join the World Card Making Day Blog Tour!
  • Check out our generous sponsors’ blogs and get cool crafting ideas from them!
  • Make and send us cards for the World Card Making Day contest! The prize package is worth more than $675 and it could be yours. Check out the details here.
  • Host a crafty get together with friends or simply craft on your own.
  • Share your creations on social media—Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram—with the hashtag #wcmd2014!

Moxie Fab World – Teri is hosting a party. With cards, printables and prizes. When Teri has a party, you should go. She’s a fun girl and I try to hang out with her as much as possible.

My Favorite Things – Let’s just say they got some something up their sleeve!

It wouldn’t be a World Card Making Day post without a card, right?



My good friend and fellow Go-to Gal Heather Campbell drew this cute little mouse and some other critters for Avery Elle back in the Spring. I finally had a chance to make a card with the Storybook stamp set and I just love how it turned out!

Have a great day – now go make some cards!


Go-to Gal Designer Challenge – Winnie and Walter

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Winnie and Walter.

For my cards I chose to work with the new A Tree for all Seasons stamp set. What I didn’t realize until I had the stamps in hand, was how many stamps are included in this huge set. The set is 6×8 and includes 24 photopolymer clear stamps!

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My first card uses several simple layers of card stock with a stitched window cut from the center. To create green background, I blended several colors of MFT Dye Ink onto the solid circle tree background stamp.


I misted the stamp with water and then applied to my card stock base. After it was throughly dry, I stamped the tree trunk over top in brown dye ink. I added a quick sentiment on a card stock flag and adhered all with several layers of dimensional foam tape.


My second card is another variation of the first. Instead of stamping the inked background, I chose to mask off a circle this time and blended the orange dye inks with a blending tool instead. I got brave (for me!) and stamped my sentiment directly onto the top layer of the card.

Thank you to Shay and Julie for supporting our team! We love your products and can’t to create more in the future!

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Winnie and Walter products as well!

Lunchbox Love


I’ve been dreaming of designing a Lunchbox die for years. Lunchboxes were so much cooler when I was a kid. I remember begging my mom for a new clunky metal box each and every year. Even back then I recognized how awesome the screen printed graphics were. Oh how I wish I still had all my Lunchboxes from back then.

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My new Lunchbox Die-namics is available now online and at Be sure to check out the coordinating Packed with Positivity stamp set as well.

I’m up on the MFT blog today with a quick and simple Back to School page using the new Lunchbox Die-namics. Stop on over to see the page and grab the sketch!


Geek is Chic Winner!

Before I announce the winner…Do you follow me on Instagram? With my full work schedule, freelance gigs and mom to 3, I don’t get enough time to blog regularly. I do however use Instagram like a fiend to share projects, interests and general life updates. With all the beautiful imagery, it’s my social media of choice. Stop by my feed this Friday morning if you can. I’m giving away another stamp and die set to another lucky winner plus their friend of choice!PrintPrint

The winner of the Geek is Chic Stamp and Die-namics is comment #2…

2 Random numbers generated Sep 17 2014 at 12:23:12 by Free educational resources for parapsychology and psychical research.
Laura T. on  said:
Love everything about this stamp set. My son just recently got glasses and these stamps would be perfect to use on a page or two or three.
Congrats Laura! I will get your package to you asap! Thanks to everyone for their comments!

Ombré Cards Technique + 2 Giveaways!



I’m making cards again. Lots of them actually! Hop on over to the Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Blog to see how I made the card and for a chance to win my Geek is Chic Stamp set and Eyeglasses Die-namics.

Want a second chance to win a set both as well?


PrintJust leave me a comment below by midnight on Sunday September 14. Please be aware you can only win one of the giveaways. ***Due to shipping costs – Winner must have a US Address***

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge – Imagine Crafts

Each month the Paper Crafts Go-To Gals challenge each other to create a project featuring products from a selected company.  This month we’re pleased to feature products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.

I decided to use several of the new 2014 release products from Imagine Crafts on my card.



First up, I stamped sentiments with the new Radiant Neon Pigment inks. I loved how evenly the color applied and they dried pretty quick for pigment inks which aren’t always my go-to inks. (I’m always too impatient!) Stamp sentiments are from Playlist and Rock On.


Next I die cut the eyeglasses from black card stock and the inside lenses from Vertigo Crafts sheet (Imagine Crafts as well).


Vertigo is a thicker plastic material but unlike regular thin transparency, it has texture and pattern on the surface. Vertigo can be die cut, embossed, stamped and more. Isn’t the eyeglass die as cute as can be? After I assembled several layers of card stock and added the frames, I put a thin coat of glossy accents on top to make them look more realistic and dimensional. You can find it here!


After assembling my card, I decided to add a bit of detail using the new Silver Pico Embellisher. The Embellisher allowed me to add those tiny raised dots around the circle in a flash. The bottle features a fine-tip applicator that can be used for details and doodling. Much, much easier than using enamel dots or brads. After using the silver, I want to get more bottles in all my favorite colors!

Just in case you wanted to recreate this card here are the additional supplies:

Paper and enamel stars - KI Memories Playlist

Circle Die  - MFT

Stitched Rectangle Die from BP15 – MFT

Be sure to stop by and see what my fellow Go-to Gals have made with their Imagine Crafts products as well!

I’m the Bella of the Ball!

I have a fun surprise to share…my friend Laura invited me to be the Bella of the Ball in the quarterly Bella Blvd. Buzz. I was challenged to combine two different collections on a layout as well as create an additional layout just for fun. I have been a huge fan of Stephanie’s art since the very beginning. Bella’s clean, bold graphics combined with their fresh color palettes have always been favorites. Stop by this link to download  your copy of the PDF filled with project inspiration, sketches and more!

SNEAK PEEK AUG 2014Are you on the Bella Blvd. subscriber list? Head over here to sign up so you don’t miss any of these inspiring issues! Thank you Laura and Stephanie for having me as your guest!