Monday, March 31, 2014

Keep On Shining

Happy Monday!!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, and was able to kick back and relax.  I found myself able to do a lot of crafting which was nice, but also had to do the usual " this and that" around my house.

Today - I thought I would share with you one of a few creations I have made with the Simon Says Stamp April 2014 Card Kit.

I made a few cards, but this one was my favorite out of all of them that I made.  I did take a beginning point of my card design from Jennifer McGuire in THIS video.  She used the same sentiment and stamped it several times as a background, and I just loved that.  I did of course alter the rest of the design to make it my own.  I took the mini sun burst stencil from The Crafter's Workshop ( I recently got this stencil in my last haul featured on my YT Channel) and I inked up using a sponge dauber some Morocco Memento Luxe Pigment Ink.  I love this stencil and the effect it gives.  I used my staples when I make a card it seems anymore the Femme Frames from Mama Elephant, and die cut the stamped/stenciled panel, and also a piece of black card stock.  I finished up the card by stamping in Onyx Black ink the "Keep on Shining" sentiment in the middle of my sun burst, and for a final touch, I just love these 4 mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you were able to pick up this card kit!  It is so much fun!  For all the supplies used, I've linked them below!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Inspiration Sunday - "Flying By" card + video

Happy Sunday everyone! It is a gorgeous day here in the Ozarks ( South Central Missouri). It is suppose to reach 70 degrees today! I will find myself in the sun sometime over the course of the day :) Today I am starting a weekly (or so I hope) series that will accompany by a how-to video called Inspiration Sunday. I had a hard time coming up with a good name - so that is what I came up with at this point. It may change ( and knowing me it will) but for now that is what I am going with! In my first installment - today's card features products from Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant, and some Distress Inking. Here is the card I made along with the video on how I made it.

See you soon!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Exciting Affiliate News!!

Hello, everyone!!
So I am here today to officially announce that I am an affiliate with


I've wanted this opportunity for a while!  So - if you love shopping with them like I do, I would love and appreciate if you use the banner on my blog on my side bar, or I have also started giving a product list below my blog post on each project I make or any of my videos on my Youtube channel!, I will link the products there in the description box below the video.

Hope you are having a great weekend!
See you soon!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lawnscaping Inspiration Team MARCH Blog Hop

Hello, Hello, and welcome to a fun blog hop with the Lawnscaping Inspiration Team!  This fun blog hop is sponsored by the awesome folks at Spectrum Noir!  This month's blog hop is inspired by the colors yellow and green :)  Spring is here - or technically here, but for some, Winter wants to hang on, so these fun bright colors should help put you in the Spring time mood!!
You should have found your way from the ever so awesome, Lizzy. I am sure she has given you some awesome inspiration to feast your eyes on!

Here is the hop order in case you've gotten lost along the way!

Lawnscaping Blog
Samantha M.
Samantha C
Kari -ME!

So - Here is my card that I've made to hopefully inspire you :)

I used two Lawn Fawn sets - (1)Hello Sunshine using the sentiment 'Fly away with me', and (2) Blue Skies and I used the smallest balloon in the set.  I, first prepped my card panel by die cutting it using one of the Femme Frames from Mama Elephant, and then I applied Tumbled Glass Distress Ink for my sky.  Then, I die cut two pieces of white card stock and made a DIY stencil using the My Favorite Things Sun Ray die.  I, then added some color to my embossing paste using the Mustard Seed Distress Marker, and I applied my stencil and applied the colored paste, and then added some sparkle using Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.   I set that aside to dry before I heat embossed it, and then I worked on my balloon.  I stamped and die cut the smallest balloon, and colored it in using a couple of the green alcohol markers.
Once my embossing paste panel was dry, I heat embossed it for the embossing powder to shine and sparkle, and then I stamped my sentiment, and added my balloon using foam adhesive.  Then, I mounted that onto a A2 size top folding white card base.

Hope you are having fun on the hop so far!  It is time for me to send you off to the super sweet Lenny!

Thanks for visiting today!!


Friday, March 21, 2014

You Crack Me Up! + video

Hello all! TGIF!! Today, I wanted to share with you a card I made yesterday using the new Mama Elephant set Just Hatched.  This is an adorable set!!  I was debating back and forth on whether to get it, and I am so glad I did.  I didn't purchase the dies this time, but I will find my self eventually buying them.

I also did a video making this card over at my YouTube channel - and so I thought I would share that with you too!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

You can ALWAYS count on me!

Happy Wednesday everyone, or what's left of it :) Today, I just wanted to share with you a card I made over the weekend. I have been playing with my Distress Inks a lot lately for the watercolor is so much fun, and you will never have the same look twice!!
I first stamped my heart border from Lawn Fawn's Belinda's Borders and heat embossed that in gold - then it was off to play with my Distress Inks.. I loved these colors mixing pretty :) I cut down my watercolor panel and a piece of black card stock to mat behind it and I used the Simon Says Stamp A2 Curved die on both to give it a different look, and I mounted it all on a A2 size piece of Audrey Blue Card stock. I, then stamped my sentiment from a SSS stamp set called Always and Forever. All my supplies are listed below...I'm really trying to use Inlinkz more for my supply list. Here is a closer look at the gold embossing...
Hope I have inspired you to get your Distress Inks out and play, play, play! See you soon!