Saturday, November 24, 2018


Hi and welcome!  Today I wanted to share 3 cards that I created using just 1 stamp set.  I love the new one from Mama Elephant called Sending Hugs!  I feel it will quickly become a staple for me sending those everyday cards to friends and family!

I used one of my favorite techniques, embossed resist with Distress Ink ( or Oxide Inks ).  I also created these cards in an assembly line style to make the process a bit faster.  I started out by prepping my distress watercolor card stock panels with my anti static powder bag.  Of course I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp down my Sending Hugs sentiment as it is a bigger stamp.  Once I had all three panels stamp, I covered them with either white embossing powder or I also used Ranger's Liquid Platinum for something a bit different.  

Once I melted all of the embossing powder with my heat tool, I started the inking with my Distress Oxide inks.  I used Crushed Olive, Dried Marigold, and Dusty Concord.  

Once all of the panels were inked, I used my spritz water bottle, and added some water droplets to add a bit of texture to the backgrounds.  I used my heat tool to heat set them once again, to make sure they were dry.  I then created sub sentiments on black card stock, and also white heat embossed each sentiment.  I cut the sentiments down with my paper trimmer and scissors and added foam adhesive to each, and adhered them to my panels.  

Then, for each card, I added one more sentiment on the inside.

I used my acrylic block and stamped each sentiment with black versafine onyx black ink

I love making cards like this.  It is good to make some of these up and have on hand for when the occasion calls for it, and this stamp set from Mama Elephant does the job with one set!!  You can also see how these cards came together in my video tutorial here
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

MFT GIVEAWAY | Video Tutorial

Hi Friends!  I recently posted a new video on my Youtube Channel showcasing the new Christmas Tree Window die-namics from  My Favorite Things.  The exciting part of the video is that I am also sharing that the video is sponsored by MFT and they are helping me giveaway a $25.00 gift certificate to their shop.  All you need to do is be a subscriber of my channel and also their channel, and leave a comment on the video!

All the details of the giveaway is over at the video description box, so be sure to head there for your chance to enter!!  I also share how quickly this card came together with very few supplies, and it showcases this window die beautifully with the silver sparkle card stock, which is one of my favorites!!

I also use one of the sentiments from the Beautiful Blessings sentiment set also new this month on this inside of the card.  

Thank you all for stopping by and be sure to get entered!  Thank you again MFT for having me as a guest this month and also sponsoring a video on my channel!!  I am truly honored!!


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

MFT and Friends Guest Designer

Hi all!!  Today is an exciting one on my blog and for me personally as a cardmaker!  I have the pleasure and honor of being a Guest Designer for My Favorite Things this month!!  Today is release day for the November 2018 release, and it is a awesome one - like they all are!  I am happy to be among these talented designers, and play with these awesome products!

For my card today, I am using the new stamp set Frosty Friends, and the Snowflake Window Die.  I started out by die cutting my pieces that I would be using on my card, and the Snowflake Window is die cut from some Sno Cone Card Stock.  I also die cut a piece of Silver Sparkle card stock from one of the Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle dies, and a piece of white card stock using the largest scalloped rectangle from the Blueprints 27 die set.  The banner piece also comes from Blueprints 27!  Such a all around versatile die set!  I set those pieces aside as well as my Summer Splash card base, and I worked on my snowman.  I like images this as they are super easy to add color!

I stamped my snowman in Extreme Black ink, and used my Copic Markers to add a bit of color.  I used BG10 to add some shadow around the left side of his body and blended it out with my Colorless Blender. I used YR09 and YR18 for his nose, RV17 and RV19 for his scarf and gloves, R20 for a little rosy cheek and a small amount of C2 around the scarf where it lays on his body to create a bit of shadow.

I assembled all of my elements together with liquid adhesive and added foam adhesive to add dimension to my snowman.  For my sentiment, I stamped it using the same black extreme ink, and adhered it to my card with foam adhesive as well.  To finish my card off, I used my white gel pen, and added some white polka dots to my snowman's scarf for a bit of interest!  

I love these images so much, so whimsical and fun!!  Thank you so much to My Favorite Things for having me this month as a guest designer!  Truly an honor!  Stay tuned, as I will be partnering with MFT for a giveaway on my YouTube Channel!

For now - be sure to head over to MFT and check out the entire November Release!!