Friday, April 17, 2015

Wedding Caseing the Catty

We are blog hopping at Caseing the Catty.   We will now be hopping from one design team member to the next.   I hope you can join us in the hop and enjoy all the beautiful creations that we case (copied and steal everything) from the Occasions Mini.    This week we are casing the Wedding section of the Occasions Mini.

I decided to case the card on page on page 44.

If you have been following the hop, you just came from Caseing the Catty   the next stop in the hop is
Bronwyn Eastley.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Perfect Day
Ink:   Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Whisper White, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Rhinestones, White Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:   Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fun Stampers Baby Shower

The just opened a new scrapbooking store in my area and they had this great heart die. As soon as I saw it I had to have and had to create a baby shower card with the cute umbrella in the Fun Stampers Journey April Kit of the Month.

Most of the products came with the kit, the only thing I added to this card was the die, the white card stock, ink, the bundle of joy sentiment and the sequins.

Click here to see more cards on my blog made with the April Kit of the Month.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen

Fun Stampers Circle Card

Here is another card made with this month's Fun Stampers Journey Kit of the Month.    So many fun elements in this card kit.   Check out the great paper pierced circle.

The only thing I added to the project from the kit on this card was ink, white paper, enamel dots and my blendabilies for coloring.

Here is my April Kit paired up with Viva La Verve sketch.

Click here to see more cards on my blog made with the April Kit of the Month.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen



Fun Stampers Mojo Monday


So I am really lovin' my Kit of the Month that I received from Fun Stampers Journey.     I love the little girl from the set.  I love coloring her image and having her come to life.    She is just too cute!    I also love all the colors that come in the kit.    The kit comes with a fabulous stamp set and all the ingredients to make 4 cards.

Here is another card I came up with the ingredients from the kit. The only thing that I added to this card was ink, white paper, my circle framelits and my Blendabilites for coloring.

Here is my April Kit paired up with Mojo Monday's sketch.

Click here to see more cards on my blog made with the April Kit of the Month.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen

Happy Father's Day

Can you believe this is only my second Father's Day card that I made this year.   I got a great tool stamp set from a local craft store and I decide to pull out the set to make this week's Retro Sketch card.    I decided to paper pierce the tools.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets; Tool stamp set from a local craft store, Something to Celebrate
Ink:   Basic Black
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Real Red, Basic Black, Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Vintage Brads, Linen Thread

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Perfect Day

I have to say I love gold mixed with any color.    Yesterday I posted another gold and pistachio creation.    Here is today's creation inspired by the photo for our Stampin' Royalty photo inspiration,

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Perfect Day
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Whisper White Baker's Twine, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Buddy, Pearls
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I thank my lucky stars for you

I just knew I wanted to incorporate the star in this week's My Favorite Things Sketch of the week.   I had gotten this great star stamp set and today was a great opportunity to use it.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp sets from a local craft store
Ink:   Versamark
Paper:  Gold Foil, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Rhinestones, Gold Baker's Twine, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Heat Gun, Embossing Powder, Star Punch from a local craft store

Monday, April 13, 2015

Smart Cookie


I love the Fusion weekly challenge.  I love that you can use the photo, the colors or the sketch to inspire you.    In this case I decided to use two of the three.   I used the sketch and the colors.   I was so drawn to both of them.  As for the florals after making so many mother's day cards I was so happy to create something other than a floral card.

How great is this stamp set that I got from a local craft store. It is super cute.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp sets from a local craft store
Ink:  Versamark, Real Red, Pacific Point, Early Espresso
Paper:   Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Real Red and Pacific Point Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Enamel Dots and Baker's Twine from a local craft store, White Embossing Powder
Tools:  2 1/2" Circle Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Corner Rounder from a local craft store

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches


I really love this week's Freshly Made Sketch.   It gave me a reason to use my beautiful Swallowtail stamp set.     It is a large image so it is not easily added to project, but this week's sketch gave me the opportunity to find a way to incorporate it into my card.

The butterfly was embossed in white and then I used my spray mist and viola a beautiful image in matter of  a minute.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Express Yourself
Ink:  Versamark, Rich Razzleberry, Spray Mist from a local craft store
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, White Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thank you Fusion!

Thank you Fusion!!!  I am so excited.  I stumbled upon a great challenge site last week called Fusion.   I played along with my first challenge and I was chosen as honorable mention!!

So much great inspiration from their design team and their top picks WOW!    I am honored to be chosen.   I am looking forward to playing along in future challenges!

Thank you again Fusion!

We are back at Caseing the Catty

We are back at Caseing the Catty.   We will now be hopping from one design team member to the next.   I hope you can join us in the hop and enjoy all the beautiful creations that we case (copied and steal everything) from the Occasions Mini.    This week we are casing the Baby section of the Occasions Mini.

I knew I wanted to case the scrapbook page on page 38.    Any opportunity to create a scrapbook page I am all over it.     Two scrapbook pages in one week!   I am on a roll!   My nephew is going to have a scrapbook after all with all these pages!  How cute is he in his hat in his Christmas picture!


If you have been following the hop, you just came from Rebecca Benson  the next stop in the hop is
Tricia Raineri, a guest design team member.

Ingredients to make the scrapbook page:
Stamp Sets:   Snuggles and Smooches, Show & Tell
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:   Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Sweet Dreams Designer Series Paoer
Accessories:   Regal Candy Dots, InColor Brads, Beach House Designer Washi Tape, Real Red Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Word Bubbles Framelits, Circle Framelits, Little Letters Framelits

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fun Stampers Scrapbook Page

I am loving the kit of the month from Fun Stampers Journey.   Who knew that the couple of ingredients to make 4 cards that came with the kit that I was able to create 2 cards and now a scrapbook page.  And there is still plenty of supplies left!!  The only thing I added was a few pieces of white card stock, ink, my Blendablites to color with and embossing powder and tools.

So here is my super cute nephew in my scrapbook page.   I love finding opportunities to scrapbook.   It makes  me so happy especially seeing this cutie on a page.     As I said You are my sunshine is my favorite song.    Some people sing Rock a my baby to put little one's to sleep, but I have always sang you are my sunshine to my nieces and nephews.    The song makes me smile and something about the bough breaking never sat okay with me in Rock a my baby.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Fun Stampers Banner Card

I just got a great new kit of the month from Fun Stampers Journey!

How absolutely adorable is this little girl!   I love all the sentiments in this kit.    My favorite song is You are My Sunshine and the sentiments are just perfect.

The kit not only comes with this amazing stamp set but all the ingredients to make 4 great cards.    As always I take the ingredients and make them my own!     I can never stick with what is given to me.   I am constantly creating.

Here is the kit of the month paired up with this week's Retro Sketch.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen

Fun Stampers Card

Here is another card made with this month's kit of the month from Fun Stampers Journey.    What can I say the sunshine and rain always makes me think of rainbows!  So some paper strips cut at the same width and viola rainbows!   Here is the cute little girl.   I just love her!   The sentiment is heat embossed.

I love being challenged with a few supplies and making my own creations!

I decided to create with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

#funstampersjourney #kotm #fsj #richardgaray #makeamazinghappen

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Thank you Teacher


I was completely inspired with this week's My Favorite Things sketch of the week.    I decide to make one more Teacher Appreciation card.  For those of you local, you can pick up some of these teacher appreciation cards at the Fine Grind Coffee Shop.  

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp sets:   Family Reunion, Gorgeous Grunge and stamp set from a local craft store
Ink:   Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Going Grey Skin Tone, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette Blendablities
Paper:   Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Linen Thread, Enamel Dots from a local craft store
Tools:  Circle Framelits, Spiral Border Punch