Jamaican Butterfly…..

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with Muse Challenge #84.  This week Muse was Therese Calvird and I have to say her card is ABSOLUTELY Beautiful!

Take a look at Therese’s card:

Butterfly Triangles

When I say it I was taken back.  Her butterfly was so pretty and I love how she broke it up.

I still can’t figure how she did it.  It looks like embossing paste but how did she stamp on that.  Then I thought she stamped the image and then use her die cut to cut the panel.  That made more sense but still I was intrigued.

So I decided to to give this card a try.

On August 8th, 2014 I posted a picture of a Jamaican butterfly that I fell in love with on Instragram, wishing all Jamaican’s Happy Independence Day.  I also mentioned that that butterfly would be my next butterfly card inspiration.

Here is the picture of the butterfly:

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Here is my card:

Jamaican Butterfly

Here is the card flat:

Jamaican Butterfly closeup

So how did I create this card?  Here you go:

1. I stamped Papertrey Ink Life is Beautiful large butterfly in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on my Neenah Solar White card panel.

2. I colored the butterfly with Copic markers G28 and Y13.

3.  I used Papertrey Ink Stripes Horizontal Cover Plate and cut the card panel.

4. I used Papertrey Ink Wet Paint to stamp my sentiment on one of the horizontal die cuts.

5. I carefully placed the strip back in place but lifting some of them with foam adhesive.

6. I had a couple of Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die cut already so I adhered two together for thickness.  I use glue and added it to the front of my card.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly and the hello.

8. I added Pretty Pink Posh Clear Sequins and Stampin’ Up! Rhinestones to the card to spice it up.

So what do you think?  Did my card pass this Muse test?

Please let me know!

Supplies used:

Life is Beautiful Stamp Set Memento Black InkclassiccrestsolarwhtieCopic MarkersStripes Horizontal Cover Plate3M Mounting TapeScripty Hello Wet Paint Wink of Stella clearPretty Pink Posh clear Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents


Stamping Onto Tissue Paper Part 2

Second Post for Today

For the Die-cut, Turn Stencil, How? click here

I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team Challenge!  This card is to provide you with some inspiration so that you could stop on by and play along.

Do you remember how to do this technique?  If not click here.

Take a look at my card:

In Life

Isn’t my Dragon, from the Sweet Stamp Shop,  just the cutest little creature you’ve seen!!  So what was stamped on tissue paper here?  Give up?

Only the dragon was stamped on tissue paper!!  I stamped him in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored him with my new Copic Markers YR16 and BG49.

I used a mask and blended Distress Ink Broken China with my Mini Ink Blending Tool to create my night background.

My sentiment comes from a special stamp set from Mama Elephant and Kelly Purkey that I was given when I attended Mama Elephant’s event early this year.

I added Lawn Fawn Into the Woods Sequin to the card.

So, what do you think?  Please, let me know.

Now its your turn to give Stamping Onto Tissue Paper a try!!

This challenge runs from Friday, September 5th to Midnight Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.

The winner will be announce on the CS Take It Make It Blog on September 26th, 2014.

The sponsor for the September Challenge is Julie Kirk!! This link is to her Esty store, which is full of fun stuff. I have my eyes on some stuff!


Also, check out Julie’s Blog: Notes on Paper

The prize for this challenge is a set of TWO washi rings and a set of washi tape!

The picture below shows the exact washi tape ring and tape that you could win. The tote isn’t included.

washi tape

I’m also adding this card to Simon Says Stamp: Create Your Own Background.


Supplies used:

Memento Black InkCopic MarkersdragonLawn Fawn SequinWhite Tissue PaperBroken ChinaBlending tool

Thanks for stopping by!


Die-cut Turn Stencil, How?

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #179: Emboss Resist Using Diecut.


I’m so excited to be able to play along with them this week.  I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to play with them in awhile.

I’m also playing along with Simon Says Stamp: Create Your Own Background!

wed-newchallenge-header Laura Bassen showed us how to stretch our die cuts by using them as a stencil to emboss resist!  I had so much fun creating this card.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Someone Loves You

1. I used Papertrey Ink’s Circle Die Cover Plate to create my background.

Stencil made

2. I  die cut the cover plate and taped it down over my Neenah Solar White Card Stock card panel.

3. I applied the Versamark Ink directly on top of my circle stencil.

4. I added Hero Arts White Embossing powder to the versamark card panel.  I heat set it.

5. I blended Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Hibicus Burst and Pure Poppy with my Mini Ink Blending Tool on my embossed card base.

6. I used a damp napkin and wiped of the ink from my embossed circle so that they look nice and white.

7. I cut two scribbles out of vellum using the Papertrey Ink’s Circle Scribbles Die.

8. I cut two hello’s from Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello Die out of Stampin’ Up! Basic Black cardstock.

9.  I stamped my sentiment from Papertrey Ink Wet Paint III on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

10. I adhered the scribbles down with Tombo Multipurpose Glue, then added the hello die on top of that. I added the stamp sentiment underneath the hello.

11. I added Wink of Stella to the hello die cut.

I think this card turned out very pretty.  I love how the colors blended together.  So tell me what you think.

Supplies used:

PTI Circle Cover PlateclassiccrestsolarwhtieVersaMarkHero Arts White Embossing PowderPTI Summer Sunrise InkHibiscus Burstpure poppyBlending toolPTI Circle Scribbles DieScripty Hello Basic BlackWet Paint 3 Memento Black InkWink of Stella clearTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Thank you for stopping by!



Clean and Simple Is My Thing, What’s Yours?

Second Post for today!

If your looking for the DoubleClick Skittles Challenge post please click here.


Hello everyone!  I’m here today on the Sweet Stamp Shop blog as a new design team member!!!

I’m so excited to have been given the chance to work with all of the talented ladies on the team.  In such a short time, I’ve learn so much.

Today, I’m here to talk about Clean and Simple and what that means as a card maker.

We hear and see this term, “Clean and Simple” or CAS, but what does that mean?

Greeting cards are greeting cards right?  Yes, they are but everyone has a different style when it comes to creating cards.

Mines just happens to be CAS!!

So here is my definition of CAS:

1. A lot of white space or colored space depending on the color cardstock you choose to use.

2. Free of clutter.

3. Not complicated to create, Simple!

Take a look at what my CAS card looks like:

Thank You Monkey copy

Lots of white space + free of clutter + simple (not complicated to create) = CAS

So what do you think?  Do you create CAS cards?  Would you like to learn more about CAS cards?

Head on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog for more details on why this card qualifies as CAS!

Supplies used:

Monkey BusinessThank YoupppPTI Summer Sunrise InkCopic Markers

Thank you so much for stopping by!


I Love You S’More…

Hello everyone!  I’m here with DoubleClick Skittles Design Team Challenge.  This month the theme is any animal!!

How fun is that!!  I received a new bear stamp set from Craftin Desert Divas called The Great Outdoor, the other day and I know I wanted to use this cute bear on my card.

I also received a new set of Copic Markers that I couldn’t wait to use.  I love them.  I can’t wait to color some more.  I’m getting the hang of blending!!

Take a look at my card:

I Love You S'more

bow close up

Fire close up

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Then I used Copic markers R32, R27, YG17, YR4, YR7, E31, E33, E35, E37 and N4 to color my entire image.

I added Clear Wink of Stella to the flame and the red bow in the bows here for added shimmer and shine.

To finish my card off, I added Pumpkin Skittles for embellishment to tie the entire card together.

For those of you who are wondering about my new skittles embellishments, the owner Carri, has put together a video to answer any question you might have regarding their size, color, and how to adhere them to your projects. Please click here for that video.

So what do you think?  My coloring is it getting better or worst?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn, come on over and play along with our ANIMAL challenge over on the DoubleClick Connection Blog.  The winner will receive this prize pack:


Supplies used:

TheGreatOutdoorsstore Copic MarkersPumpkin Skittles Wink of Stella clear

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Sweet Stamp Shop September Release!!

Hello everyone!  I’m here with the Sweet Stamp Shop September Stamp Set Release!!!  I’m super excited to be a part of this release as a new Design Team Member.

Take a look at these absolutely wonderful new stamp sets:


Aren’t these the Sweetest Stamp sets you’ve ever seen!!!

Take a look at some of the cards I’ve made for this release:

More Coffee Please

This card was created with the new Coffee Town Stamp Set!

I colored the little cute coffee house with some Copic Markers.

Thank you

This card was created with the new Thank You stamp set!

Thank you close up

I clear embossed the card base then added a silver band on top of that.

I wanted you to see a close up of the embossed “Merci”.


This card was created with the Outline Lower Stamp Set!

Although this stamp set isn’t apart of the new release I loved playing around with it!

I heat embossed the alphabet then sponged ink over the letters then added some sequin.

So what do you think?  Hop on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop Blog for more beautiful projects by my team members.

Then hop on over to the Sweet Stamp Shop to check out all of the new stamp sets up close and personal!!

Thank you for stopping by!!


Are You Rolling With It?

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with Paper Smooches Guest Designer Search for October!!  I figured why not throw myself in the mix!!

I’m also entering the Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes.


Sometime this week I received Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters Stamp set and decided that I would use that stamp set to create a new card.   I was waiting for my new Copic markers to come in the mail so that I can practice my coloring.

Guess what!!  My Copic Markers arrived this morning!!  Yayyy!! I’m so excited.  Practicing here I come. Now I have 108 markers.

So without further a due here is my card:

Roll With It

I had a lot of fun coloring this little cute scooter.  It challenge me a bit.  I wanted to make sure I was able to do some blending.

The Copic colors I used were:

YR04, YR07 – the flame

B00, B02 – the scooter body

100 – the hub caps, seat, bottom of the muffler

Y21 – the wheel covers, head light

C3, C5 – the headlight cover, the handlebar, top light cover, tailpipe, back-light cover

R35 – backlight

T0, T2 – wheels, shadow

So what do you think of my coloring?  Please let me know.

Now here is another card that I want to submit for this search:

Just a Note (grapes)

I created this card a couple of days ago.  If you want to know how I created this card you can check out that blog post here.

I didn’t use Copic’s to color these grapes I used Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.

Supplies used:

Spiffy ScootersCopic MarkersclassiccrestsolarwhtieCN Enamel hearts


Thank you for stopping by!