Jan 19, 2018

Hang In There

I am up on the Joy Clair blog sharing this card using one of the January releases. Be sure to head over for all the details on how I made it.

Jan 18, 2018

Peace & Comfort

It is time for our first encouragement challenge of the new year 
Our challenge is to use the inspiration photo below to create a card to send someone a word of encouragement as they go through a struggle. It doesn't have to be cancer it can be for someone who has lost someone, lost a job, or just needs a word of encouragement. The real challenge is will you mail it? I love to go to the mailbox and find happy mail instead of or with the bills, always makes my heart happy.
oh and 
There is a prize involved as well, a $25 voucher to CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and if you use CAS-ual Fridays products and are the winner it will increase to $50

here is the inspiration photo

To make my card I started with a top folding white card base and a watercolor paper panel cut down with a stitched die. To make the background I used Distress Oxide inks in Iced Spruce, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean by rubbing them directly on my craft mat, spraying them with water and picking them up until I achieved the look that I wanted. I stamped the greeting with Versamark ink and embossed it first in silver but it didn't show uo enough so I reinked it and embossed it with black.
This card has already been mailed to a childhood friend that is dying and I pray she is comforted by it.

Jan 17, 2018

January Reminder

It's a new year and the 17th so it's time to check those girls!

I have friends who are battling this horrible disease at the present time, so please get your mammograms so you are not added to the count and if you are one of my friends fighting this horrible disease, Fight like a Girl!
As I have said before I lost my mom to breast cancer at a young age and I am a survivor myself so cancer hits home with me and I do not want any more of my friends to have to fight this horrible disease.

Cancer can be beaten if caught early so please do self exams and get your mammograms once a year if thats what the doctor suggests. You can also help find a cure by purchasing products from the Calling All Sistahs line where 50% of the profits go towards breast cancer research.

To make my card I started with a white top folding card base and a piece of watercolor paper. Using the Original MISTI and the Full on Floral stamp I inked it up using Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder, next I taped off the sides using green painters tape because it seems to seal better. I watercolored the panel using Daniel Smith watercolors and then removed the tape to give me the edges. 
To make the shaker element to my card I used the Ruffled Ribbon Fri-die and cut it out of my floral panel. I used the Word Ribbon set for the background. Using the Misti again, I placed the word ribbon in the negative space from where I cut out the ruffled ribbon and then picked it up with the lid and inked it up with "Be Mine" ink from Catherine Pooler. to finish the card I added some sequins from the Sisterhood Sparkle and a few more that I had on hand. 

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ATSM Photo Inspiration

It's time for another challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More. This week we have a photo inspiration for you to play with

I will be on my way to CHA when this goes live,  so I needed something super simple as I had a bunch of cards to get done before I leave.
To make my card I started with a white top folding card base some black striped patterned paper from Adorin-It and a couple die cuts cut out in gold foil. The deer head is by Maggie Holmes and the Merry is by Stampin Up. 
Super quick and easy 

Jan 16, 2018

Joy Clair New Release Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Joy Clair new release blog hop and giveaway.

Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment. You should have arrived here via Donna's blog and if not you will want to go back and start HERE on our corporate blog comment as well as ALL the designer blogs during the hop so you will be eligible to win our prize.


For my card I used the new set Best Buds, this set has the cutest images and will make the perfect friendship card.
To make this card I started with a top folding card base, some patterned paper and a white panel cut down with a postage stamp die.
I stamped the cute bunny images using Memento ink and colored the ears and gave them a little blush with a Copic marker R20. To create the background behind them I masked off the bunnies an blended some distress oxide inks in Broken China and Twisted Citron as the grass and sky. 

Now it is time to move on to Lindsay's blog to see what she has in store for you. Remember to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible to win.

Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:

Have fun and get inspired!!!

Jan 13, 2018

Your Next Stamp New Release Blog Hop

It's release time at Your Next Stamp!
Did you enjoy the preview earlier today? What was your favorite set? For me it's the monsters they are just the cutest! 
Be sure to visit the blogs and leave comments for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, the more blog you visit and leave a comment the more chances you have to win! 

 To make my card I started with a white top folding card base and some patterned paper by My Minds Eye, this is paper I have had for a while. I am trying to use more patterned aper on my cards and use up some of the 20 bazillion sheets I have. I used a circle and heart die to cut out the design paper. I stamped the image from the set Silly Love Monster set on a scrap piece of cardstock and colored it with Chameleon Pens and then cut it out with the coordinating die. To finish the card I added some glossy accents to the hearts above her head and the heart on the arrow, and some wink of stella on her golden wings. 

Also you can get 20% off your entire purchase now through the 18th use coupon code LOVE2018

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You Are So Loved

I am up on the Technique Junkies Blog sharing this card 

Other than Christmas, Valentines is another favorite card making holiday so
I am gearing up to make lots of Valentines cards, and this stamp is perfect, so perfect that you don't even have to use it for valentines, you can use it anytime of the year  let someone know how much they are love. I also have a code at the bottom of the post where you can save 10% off your order, now how cool is that to save 10% and let someone know how much you love them. Be sure to scroll down to save.

For all the details on how I made this card using the You Are So Loved stamp head over to the Technique Junkies Design blog.

Here's your code 
Happy Stamping!