Thursday, September 19, 2019

Scrapbooking Global September 2019 Blog Hop

So it's been a while since I had time to prepare for a Scrapbooking Global blog hop.   I either see it and don't have time to prepare a page or it's way too late and the hop is already filled up with enough participants.      

This month's Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop theme is What little boys are made of.     I decided to use the gold stars and sentiment from the Here's to Strong Woman stamp set.    Who says you can't use the sentiment for little boys.    They deserve a whole sheet of Gold Stars especially when they graduate pre-school and are on their way to Kindergarten.

Here is my nephew getting his diploma at his pre-school graduation.    I started out with an aqua painter and some Pineapple Punch ink for the background.    Next came the gold stars, I used my Stamapartus to line up the stars and then I moved the paper as well as use the notches on the side of my Stamparatus to make a row of stars.     I used some sentiments and images from the Geometrical, Sending Thoughts and Here's to Strong Woman.    The congrats grad comes from the Sunshine Wishes die cut and the Layered Letters alphabet.    Some Faced dots and baker's twine were the finishing touch to the page. 

The next stop in the hop is Julie Quinn

Sunday, September 8, 2019


Who remembers when 1999 seemed so far away and we were singing Let's Go Crazy.  The Prince image comes from the Rock On stamp set.     The background is one of my favorites that I got at the expo it is from Rubbernecker Stamps and it is called Squares and Rectangles Stencil.    I applied it with my Dylusions Black Paint and a sponge dauber and I love it.    It gives you the dark black that you just need for the background.     I masked the sentiment to just get Party like.    Next I die cut the numbers from the Tim Holtz Gift Bag die.     Stitched Rectangle die, strip of designer series paper and enamel dots complete the card. 



Here is another great image from The Kindred Stamps Golden Age stamp set.   I paired it up with the sentiment from The Project Bin's Awesome Sauce set.   I love Lucy and this card just makes me smile.     The oval needed a little more so I decided to mask the sentiment and added another line to the bottom of the oval.   It almost makes it look like Lucy is leaning against a counter.     The designer series paper comes from the Echo Park Happy Days paper pack.   Baker's Twine completes the card. 

Marilyn Monroe


So if you haven't checked out the Kindred Stamps line, it is a must.   It is right up there with Ink Road Stamps.    They are images that bring you back to all the great tv shows, movies and legends.     Here is the Golden Age Marilyn Monroe.    I paired it with The Project Bin's Wise Woman.    I did a little masking and ended up with a great oval to put Marilyn in the middle.    The designer series paper comes from the Echo Park Happy Days stamp set and Photo Play Vintage Girl.    



Something about the sentiment rings true to me.   I am a mermaid at heart.   I love being in the ocean.  I could do without the sunburn, but I love being in the ocean.   I love how my niece is the same way.     You just can pull her away from the water.    I think you are born that way.     I started out with my Dylusions Spray Ink in Fresh Lime, Lemon Zest and London Blue.     I stamped the mermaid tail from the Picket Fence Studios Mermaid Tail stamp set and fussy cut.    The waves were die cut from the Rubbernecker Stamps Waves Die Cut.    Sequins add a little finishing touch. 


So unfortunately I had to make a few sympathy cards.      I have been seeing sunflowers everywhere.  I am always jealous of the people who are able to get them to bloom.   I think we try every year from a seed packet and they never seem to bloom.       I stamped the images in Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi and Soft Sea Foam.      The background was done in my Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil from Set #21.    The sentiment comes from the Lasting Lily set.    The strip of card stock at the bottom comes from Heidi Swapp Memory Lane Paper Pad.    Sequins were the finishing touch on the card. 

Hakuna Matata


At the expo I saw the Hakuna Matata sentiment and knew I needed to add it to my collection.  It comes from the Elizabeth Craft Design Safari Sayings.   I just saw the Lion King in the movie theater and knew it was a must have with my niece and nephew.   Not to mention how much I enjoy the movie.    So I started with a Distress Oxide background with Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Twisted Citron.     The animals come from the Zoo Babies stamp set.     Heidi Swapp Pineapple Crush brought the leaves in.       Buttons, twine and strips of designer series paper bring the card together.  

Bundle of Joy

So this has to be one of my favorite cards I made in the past week.     I pulled together so many of my stamp sets together to make this card work.       First came the elephant and giraffe from an old TPC Studio stamp set called Sweet Beginnings which also the bundle of joy comes from.    Next came the leaves from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.    I knew when I bought the set there were so many little intricacies in the set that they would all come in handy and they did!      Next was the congrats from the Letter It Ranger Celebration set.    The on your comes from the Lawn Fawn Plus One.     Cards like this make me happy for all the sets I buy and for hold on.   Now I know why there is a reason for the madness in keeping all these stamp sets!    The finishing touches are the strips of The Paper Studio designer series paper and baker's twine. 

Birthday Wishes

I was at the expo and found this great designer called Brutus Monroe.    He has some amazing designs for his stamp sets.   I decided to break down and get this great background set called Rose Garden.      I started out with my Dylusions Spray Inks in Post Box Red and Rose Quartz and made my background colors.    Next I used my Stamparatus to stamp the background.    It is just perfect for background images.     You just keep applying ink until the entire image comes out perfectly.    The last and finishing touch was heat embossing the sentiment from the Avery Elle stamp set.    Quick and easy and the card came together in no time. 

Believe in the Magic


It's hard to think of snow when the weather is just finally the right temperature.   Not to hot and not to cold.     I started with a Tim Holtz Distress Oxide background in Faded Jeans and Shaded Lilac.   I then took my My Favorite Things Snowfall Mix-ables Stencils and applied it the top background with some Tumbled Glass ink.    Next came the stamped images from The Project Bin's Merriest Christmas stamp colored in.    My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts are just the perfect die for snow drifts.  Rhinestones and sequins complete the card. It is never to early to start in your holiday card making especially when you have as many cards as I do to make! 

Sleep Rest Recover


Here is a card I made for a crafty friend who has been under the weather and recovering from surgery.     I pulled out The Project Bin's Many More stamp set and paired it up with the Tropical Escape designer series paper.     Stitched Shapes and Rectangles die give a little special extra touch.    Baker's twine completes the card.   

Epic Celebration


As soon as I saw the Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Layering Stencil from the Set #39 I knew it was going to make for a great background especially for any cards that had music involved.    I pulled out my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron and applied them to the stencils.   Next I stamped images from the Sweet Stamp Shop Old School Rock and The Stamps of Life Guitars2Play stamp set and colored them in.    The sentiment comes from the Epic Celebrations stamp set.     Perfect card for a music lover and musician. 

Sunday, July 21, 2019



Seriously.   Seriously this is one of my favorite cards probably because it has two of my favoirte sentiments from my favorite show, Grey's.   Thank you Ink Road Stamps for the Dark & Twisty stamp set.     I was inspired by this week's Global Design Project sketch and ended up playing with the original sketch and came up with this end result.      The designer series paper comes from Simple Stories and The Paper Studio.    The seriously comes Hampton Art.   Enamel dots and the paper clip complete the card. 

Death Before Decaf


I really think everyone should come with a warning label saying Death before Decaf.    It was make mornings so much easier.     It is one of my favorite sentiments from The Mug Life from Ink Road Stamps.     I decided to make my background with my Dylusions Spray Ink and Paint in Rose Quartz.    The designer series paper comes from the Pebbles 31 paper pack as well as a strip from The Paper Studio.     The mug was made with the top from the Merry Cafe stamp set.    The cup was die cut from My Favorite Things Coffee Cup.    Enamel dots complete the card. 

Smore Love

How happy was I when I found that the Photo Play's Summer Bucket List had smores paper and smores stickers in it.    It was a perfect pair up with The Project Bin's smores in the Really Hungry stamp set. 

The smores were colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    The marshmellows on the stick as well as the fabulous designer paper comes from the Summer Bucket List kit.     The love you die comes from Little Yellow Bicycle.    The rest of the sentiment was masked and came from the Really Hungry stamp set.    Enamel dots complete the card.