Someone Like You….

I’m back again with another card for Less is More week 168 theme challenge. This weeks challenge is “Makes me smile”.  It’s simply that…something that makes you smile.

I was surfing Pinterest and came across a card that made me smile so I decided to make my own version of the card.  I used three stamp sets to create this card.

Take a look:

Someone Like You should be celebrated everyday

The sentiment and the colors on this card makes me happy.  I hope it makes you happy as well.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHLoveThisCupcake PartyOnyx VersafineclassiccrestsolarwhtieBermuda Bay InkDaffodil Delight InkMelon Mambo Classic InkBasic Black Stampin Write MarkerPost-it Full Adhesive Roll

Gelatos Stenciling

I’m back again for the 4th time with another stenciling card for Virginia’s View Challenge #2 on Stenciling.  I’m trying to get this card in before the challenge closes and that is in 1 hour in 10 minutes.

I used Faber-Castell Mix & Match Gelatos Tropical Colors and embossing paste to create my last card.  I had a lot of fun using the Gelatos.  This was my first time using them and it was easy.  It didn’t take long for the Gelatos to mix with the embossing paste to create the beautiful color on my card.

Take a look:

Love this

Pewter embossing powder is my favorite embossing powder.  It gives such a great silver look on this vellum.

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieLoveThisCupcake Partywhitepastepalette knifeHS00828doilypewter powderWhite VellumTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesivegelatos


Shadow Stamping

This week’s challenge technique is a one layer Shadow Stamping card for Less is More.

Shadow Stamping is stamping the an image twice without re-inking the stamp.  You will see the stamp lighter the second time, which creates a shadow.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Peachy Keen stamp set to create this effect.

Take a look:

Double Heart Enjoy

I stamped the first heart with Crisp Cantaloupe ink,  then without re-inking the stamp I stamped the heart again, giving the heart a shadow.  I repeated those steps using the Bermuda Bay ink.  I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Celebrate stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I added a rhinestone to finish the card off.

I am pleased with how my shadow stamping turned out.

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieBermuda Bay InkCrisp CantaloupePeachy KeenSimply CelebrateBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

You’re Pretty Amazing

I’m back again with another stencil card for Virginia’s View Challenge #2. I’m having so much fun stenciling that I couldn’t help myself so I made another card.  For this card, I used three different inks and my Kelly Purkey Teardrop stencil.  It took no time, as a matter of fact I made two cards with two different sentiments but the one I’m posting today, the sentiment was a better fit.

Take a look:

You're Pretty Amazing

This one layer card is sooooo “fiery”.  I just love it.

Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you think.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieHero Arts Butter BarHero Arts Orange Soda InkWorn Lipstick InkpadBlending toolteardropPost-it Full Adhesive RollSSS Stripe GreetingsMemento Tuxedo Black


You Make Me Smile Big

I’m back again with another fun card for you.  I made this card using the Big You die from Simon Says Stamp and the Hello You stamp set.  The card stock and pattern paper came from one of SSS card kit.

Take a look:

You make me smile big

I gave the you’s some dimension by die cutting eight extra yous and stacking them together.  I love how the you’s compliment the strip of pattern paper. I added two hearts to balance out the bottom of the card.

Please let me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

SSS HelloYouBigYouStamp Runner Dot AdhesiveUltra Thick White CS 120Hearts Lawn CutsWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

*The color card stock and pattern paper is from Simon Says Stamp Card Kit.  I’m not sure which one.

My World Is Brighter Because Of You

For today’s card, I’m using my new favorite DSP by Stampin’ Up!  It’s called Kaleidoscope DSP! I love this paper.  Its so vibrant and full of shapes and patterns.  I added a piece of ribbon and a cute button for dimension.  I rounded the corners to bring everything together.  I think it came out fabulous!

My World is Brighter Because of YOu

This card was quite easy to make.

1. The card stock measure 4-1/4 x 11 scored at 5-1/2.

2. The DSP was cut at 4-1/4 x 3-1/4.

3.  The Strawberry Slush CS measures 4-14 x 1/2.

4. I adhered the DSP to the bottom of the Neenah Solar White CS.

5. I then adhered the Strawberry Slush to to the top of the DSP.

6. I cut the Bermuda Bay triangle using the triangle punch. I also cut a 7 inch piece of basic black ribbon (retired).

7. I adhered the triangle down, then the ribbon, then the silver button that was threaded with whisper white bakers twine.

8.  I stamped the Mama Elephant Bling sentiment using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

9.  I rounded all of the corners.


Please leave me a comment below to let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

classiccrestsolarwhtieKaleidoscope DSPStrawberry SlushBermuda Bay CSBasic Metal ButtonsTriangle PunchBlingWhite Baker's TwineMemento Tuxedo BlackWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperStamp Runner Dot AdhesiveMini glue dots

Copic Certification

I’ve been missing in action for a couple of days because I’ve been in Chicago getting Copic Certified!!!  I’m so excited about this.  Like I’ve said before, I’ve been so afraid to use the markers I have because I wasn’t sure how to use them.

The class was hard but so worth it for me.  It was hard because my blending didn’t look as good as the other students sitting at my table.  So, I decided to really work really hard to get my blending down pack.  The more I practice the better I became.  I’m so proud of myself.

From now on, I am going to use my Copic markers for my coloring.  My instructor was amazing.  Big shout outs to Debbie Olson, she really helped me get going.

I’m taking another class in June in Maryland on Whimsical Hair and Faces.  I can’t wait.  Coloring hair was tough, so the more I practice the better for me.

Below are some samples of my practice cards:

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I am really glad I traveled so far to learn how to use my Copic markers.  It was worth the trip, time and money.  Plus Chicago was really nice too.  I stayed in Rosemont.  The Doubletree by Hilton was awesome too.  The staff was great.  I was able to do some shopping at the Outlet store which was right across the street from the hotel.

I’ll be posting another card later today.