Everyone could use a little Sunshine!   Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just feels like you don’t know if your going to see the Beautiful sun. Well this week was one of those weeks. Not that the sun wasn’t shining outside because it was, it  just felt like the rain was always coming down. I had two friends that last loved ones this  week and my heart just felt so heavy for them and still does.


I hope that the sun shines down on all of you this Week!


I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches 242 Sketch Challenge.

Graduation Time

My son graduated from High School at the end of May and for his graduation card, I wanted it to be different from the traditional types. I decided to pull out some of my dies and this is what I came up with.


For this card, I started off by using my translucent embossing paste and adding a little Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin Up. I mixed them together and it came up with a beautiful yellow for the stars. I then used my stars stencil from Stampin Up to adhere the embossing paste on my paper. I went ahead and allow it time to dry and then I started planning the rest of my card.

I bought this wonderful light bulb die a while back from My Favorite Things and thought wouldn’t that be cute for the hat to sit on and then found a die that said Class of and I then found my little numbers. I dug thru my stash of dies some more and found the Congratulations for the top. After putting them on top of the dried stars I then decided to add the clear Stitch Circle behind the light bulb and words. I just loved how it turned out. My son loved it! He told me that I really did a great job on it.

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It’s Your Day Dad

With Father’s Day approaching us this month, I thought it would be fitting to make a card to let my Father-in-law know that it’s his Day. My father-in-law is an Awesome Dad. He is a Very hard worker (even though he is retired) and loves to spend time with family. He never fails to tell all of us how much he loves us. He is one of the Best Men that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving.


For this card,  I started off by die cutting my sail boat with DSP and card stock. I chose to use a retired Stampin Up DSP in the green stripes and crumb cake for the 2 sails, the base of the boat is wood grain. The sailboat die is by MFT stamps. I then cut my clouds out and decided to sponge them with a little tempting turquoise. The waves are also by MFT Stamps and called Stitched scalloped edges. I used a retired Stampin Up! DSP paper for them. The sentiment stamps are from June’s Stampin’ Up! Paper pumpkin kit.

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Love You Sew Much-Anything Goes with Dies

This month on Happy Little Stampers there’s a new challenge available for you to participate in. The challenge is Anything Goes with Dies.  I was selected as a Design Team member and this is my first card for this month. For this challenge, use any of your favorite dies with your favorite stamps, paper, or mixed media. I decided to use a new set of dies that I purchased a few weeks ago. This set is by Spellbinders and is called All Stitched Up.


About the project that I decided to use my new Dies on. This card is for my Mother-In-Law who will be celebrating her 75th Birthday next month. She sews all year long, not as much as she use to but she’s always working on a project for someone.


Think Happy for CAS Card Challenge

I just received a package in the mail with new stamps and stencils. Of course, I was so excited that I had to find a reason (ha ha) to use them right away. I decided to enter into the Anything CAS Goes with the optional color twist: Spring Green.

I have used several different items and brands in this card. They are as follows: Stampin’ Up cardstock in Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Vanilla and DSP, Stamplorations Happy Sunflower Stamp and Confetti Circles Stencil, Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms Dies, Ranger Distressed Inks, Stampin’ Up Hello Honey ink, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, MFT Washi Tape Dies, Stampin Dimensionals, Rhinestones and Tombow Glue.

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Using the Negative for HLS Challenge

I received an email about the Happy Little Stampers Die Cuts Challenge this month and when I viewed all of the showcase Designers this idea just popped in my head to use a die that I bought from mftstamps. It’s called Christmas Tree cutout. I’ve been trying to figure out different ways to use this die and when I saw how Ingrid had showcased using the negative it gave me this idea.


To make this card, I first trimmed my top layer to size (3.75 X 5). I then ran the die thru the big shot to cut out my image. Once this was completed I cut a second piece for the background. On the second piece, I used the Stampin UP!  Watercolor Wash Background stamp. In order to give it the variation of color that I was looking for, I used Ranger Distress inks to ink up the stamp. I used the mini stamps in multiple spots adding a bit of different greens to the mix. Once I added all of the different shades of green, , I then used a brown for the base of the tree and stamped on my piece of paper. I then let it dry and adhered the two pieces together. Once they were adhered, I cut my background piece of black (4 X 5.25) and adhered it to my green base. I decided to use the sentiment from the Stampin Up! Stamp Set Wondrous Wreath. I stamped it in Real Red. I added dimensionals behind the sentiment and the white card base so it would pop out. I then added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the card to give it more of the Christmas feel. Hope you enjoy your week! Let me know what you think about the card and join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers!



Look Who’s Turning 8

This is a card that I made for my Goddaughter who just turned eight. Hard to believe how time is flying by! Katie is such a sweetie and I just love to make cards for her and with her. When she opened the card, the first thing she said was “I know you made this just for me”. It was just so sweet how she acknowledged that it was just for her. She sat and read the whole thing admiring the bling on it.


For this card, I used Designer series paper for It’s My Party DSP Paper Stack, The Number of Years stamp set and Large Numbers framelits dies, , Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, Ballon Bouquet Punch, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mint Macaron Card Stock, Melon Mambo Card Stock and Crushed Curry Card Stock, and rhinestones.






I didn’t really have much time last night to do much, and knew that I wanted to hold myself accountable with the 30 Day Color Challenge that Kathy with The Daily Marker is holding,  so I took a few minutes and colored my little chick that I’m planning on sending to a friend just to say “Hello”.  This stamp comes from Stampin Up and is a Sale-A-Bration item. (Free with a $50 purchase).


Neutral Tone Stenciling

On Tuesday, I received an email from the Creative Grove  with a Neutral Tone Stenciling project video and proceeded to watch it. I fell in love with how this was done and figured why not take out one of my stencils and give this a try.  I just loved how it turned out and wanted to share it with everyone. stencil

For this project, I used Ranger Distress inks, Stampin’ Up! Black ink, Stampin’ Up! card stock, black embossing powder. I am entering this into the Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.


Watercolor Flowers

I am taking a class on Water coloring and last night I did one of the lessons so I could keep up with the 30 day Color Challenge that Kathy with The Daily Marker is hosting. I haven’t done much water coloring but I did sign up to take the Online Water Color class that is going on now. I am a little behind but it’s okay because I’m able to watch it at my leisure.

Here are the two cards that I made water coloring last night:


I am very pleased with the way the two cards came out.  Thanks for stopping by! Have a Wonderful Day! 🙂