Top Dog Die – Confident Corset

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here with yet another new die that was release last month!

Check out the new Top Dog Dies Corset Die and Corset Background Die:

Top Dog Die Corset Die  Top Dog Dies Corset Background Die

I also used the new Top Dog Die Borders Die Set:

Top Dog Die Dotted Borders Die Set

Take a look at my card:

Confident Corset

I love this corset die!!  Its so pretty.  Oh, how I remember wearing these corsets when I was younger.  They always look so nice to go out in!

Take a closer look at the corset:

Confident Corset closeup

I paired this set up with my awesome Confidence is Sexy sentiment stamp from So Suzy Stamps.

The pattern paper that I used is Stacked with Love from Stampin Up!

I used Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Embossing Folder to add dimension to the front of my card.

Here is how I created my card:

1. I die cut the corset from black cardstock and the background corset from pattern paper. I glued them together using glue.

2. I die cut the border using one of the boarder dies at the bottom of the my black card front.

3. I added a small piece of pattern paper behind the border die cut with adhesive.

4. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and add white embossing powder and heat set it.

5. I ran my card front through my embossing machine use the polka dot embossing folder.

6. I adhered my corset to the front of my card using dimensionals.

7. I added a rhinestone to the front of my corset.

Super easy and elegant.  So what do you think?  Let me know below in the comment section.

Confidence Stacked with Love Polka Dot Folder Textured Boutique Embossing MachineVersamarkTombow Multi-Purpose AdhesiveStampin' Dimensionals

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CASology 134 – Monochrome and Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday and you know what that means!!

We have a new Cue Card for you! This week the cue card is Monochrome.

Week 134 - Monochrome

What is Monochrome?  I wasn’t sure so I had to look it up in the dictionary.

According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or shades of one color. A monochromatic object or image has colors in shades of limited colors or hues. Images using only shades of grey (with or without black and/or white) are called grayscale or black-and-white.

Interesting, right – but I still wasn’t sure what I could do that would be CAS.  So, I took to Pinterest for a visual.

Take a look at what I found:



Ralph Lauren Spring 2008

When I saw this dress, I knew exactly what I wanted to create.

Take a look at my card:

Confidence is

Happiness Is

How fabulous are these cards!!  Women love dressing up and getting their hair done.  Our vote of confidence rises when we look and feel pretty.

Key word “feel”, that goes with our “Confidence”!!  Once we are confident within ourselves, nothing can stop or make us feel less then.  So when we put on these pretty black dress and nice shoes, we shine double time.

So do you want to know where to find these awesome stamps?

They are from So Suzy Stamps!!  The owner and I met on Instagram (I love Instagram)!!  She wanted to know about some of the embellishments I was using on my cards.  So we got to talking, (more like stalking, LOL) and I found her store all before 9 in the morning!

The “Confidence is Sexy” stamp was the first thing I saw and was hook from there.  I order two of these stamps, one for me and another for my friend in Switzerland.  Then I found out that sentiment went with these pretty black dress and knew they needed to be displayed.

The Wedding Dress and the Black Slinky Dress are perfect for this challenge.

So Suzy Stamps are manufactured in the USA, are made with the traditional red rubber, the foam is indexed and every single stamp tells a story, has a meaning and are all oh So Suzy!!

Guess what???  Suzy was gracious enough to allow me to do a giveaway!!!  Yayyy!!!

I’m giving away the Black Slinky Dress stamp to a random winner who leaves me a comment below letting me know what gives you confidence!

So, now its your turn, so go and create something Monochrome!!!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is STAMPlorations.  They have amazing stamp sets!!

Supplies used:

Black Slinky DressConfidenceWedding DressHappiness isclassiccrestsolarwhtie

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Its All About Orange!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with AAA Cards Challenge again.

Guess what??? I won their Love challenge!!  How exciting is that!!  I was totally shocked when I saw my name!!

Thank you ladies for that pleasant surprise.

The new challenge is all about Orange!!


Take a look at my cards:

Just for you

Thank you

I added a touch of orange to both of my cards. I also added a touch of glitter as well.  I decided to use some of my Stampin’ Up! stuff.  I have tons of it and I hardly use them.

I love how they turned out.  What do you think?

Supplies used:

Work of artHello Honey InkBlackberry Bliss InkTangerine TangoItty Bitty Accents Punch PackBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin Up glue dotsWink of Stella clear

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Papertrey Ink 8th Year Celebration: Blue Skies

Second Post for the day

Looking for CS Take It Make It Post, click here

Hello everyone!  I’m here again today with Papertrey Ink’s 8th Year Celebration!  They introduced their new Blue Skies line.

For this challenge they wanted us to create a blue ombre card using all of our favorite shades of blue.  It could be an ombre background, several of the same image stamped in shades of blue, ombre inking of a bold stamp or whatever else we could dream up!

For my one layer card I decided to go with an ombre background, take a look:

Thanks for everything

I love how this card turned out.  So what do you think? Let me know.

Supplies used:

Wet Paint  PTI Circle Cover PlateDistress Ink Salty OceanDistress Ink Broken ChinaTumble Glass Distress InkItty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers Doddlebug Sprinkles enamel dot

Thank you so much for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here again with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique for our February Challenge.

Our theme is Stenciling!!! No specific stenciling technique, just make sure you use a stencil somehow, somewhere on your project.

Remember, if you do not have stencils, cut or punch shapes from a piece of cardstock or acetate and use that as a stencil.

Take a look at my inspiration project:

Peak-a-Boo Easter Wish

Take a look at my colorful background!!

Lets take a closer look:

Easter Wishes closeup3

Easter Wishes closeup4

I used my Hero Arts Stone Circle Pattern Stencil and Distress Ink Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn to create all of those Easter egg looking shapes.

I used my new Pretty Pink Posh Peek-A-Boo Die to create a window for my beautiful So Suzy Stamps Chicky with Egg stamped image.

I colored my little chick with Copic Markers:Y15, Y17, Y19, B00, B02, B04, R20 and R22.

I stamped my So Suzy Stamps “Easter Wishes” sentiment with Memento black ink.

I added my panel to my black base cardstock.

So what do you think?  Are you ready to play along with us?  I hope so!  The prize pack is awesome.

Supplies used:

Hero Arts Stone Circle Pattern Stencil Dried MarigoldWild HoneyPicked RaspberryDistress Ink Salty OceanMowed LawnPeek-A-Boo Die 19831-chicky_with_egg_wm__91849-1418596897-451-416Copic MarkersMemento Black Ink

We have a great prize pack for you.

Our sponsor is Paperbabe Stamps this month.

Paperbabe Stamps

The winner will get to pick 2 stamp plates of their choice.

I hope you join us this month for this super fun challenge!!

So what do you think? Let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!



Top Dog Dies – True Love

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Top Dog Dies and a new elephant die that is totally adorable.

Take a look for yourself:

Top Dog Dies Elephants Die SetA big elephant, small elephant, a heart, balloon and flower!  Great set.

Take a look at the card I created using this set:

True Love

True love between a mother and her child is an amazing feeling.  That is what these two elephants have with one another.

Those hearts are from my watercolor piece that I used the other day.  I loved this paper I used it on all of my cards this week.  LOL!!

Watercolor piece 2

All I did was die cute my elephants from fog cardstock and the hearts out of my watercolor piece.  I adhered them to the front of my cards. I stamped my sentiment and that’s it!!

So tell me what you think ?  I would love to hear from you!!

Supplies used:

Top Dog Dies Elephants Die SetSSS Fog cardstockclassiccrestsolarwhtieKiss Kiss rub onsWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thank you so much!!


CASology 133 – Love

Hello everyone!! Its that time of the week again!!  CASology time!!

The cue card word this week is so fitting since Valentine’s Day is this Saturday.  Can you guess the word is this week?

Take a look:

Week 133 - Love

What is love!! When I was a kid there used to be a comic in the LA Times called Love Is….. totally my favorite comic.  I used to clip the comic everyday.  I’m not even sure why we received the LA Times, I lived in Brooklyn.

When I saw the word “Love”, my thoughts went straight to this comic!  So I wanted to sure one with all of you.


Love IsThese are the cutest comics ever.  That heart made me smile so I decided that I wanted hearts on my card.

Remember my watercolor panel I created a couple of days ago?  I punched a couple more hearts out of it to used on this card.

Watercolor piece 2

Take a look at my card:


I love how this card turned out.  The idea came from Laura Bassen,  she used her sewing machine to attached her hearts to the card panel.  I didn’t think my needle would go through the paper so I used glue to hold them in place.

Lets take a closer look at those hearts:

I love you closeup1

Can you see the gold shimmer on that heart that’s in focus? I love how that turned out.

I love you closeup2

Beautiful watercolor

I love you closeup3

I stacked those hearts in threes and pinched them so that they are raised.

I love how the sentiment nestles right up to the hearts!  Are you wondering what my card says?

Saranghaeyo means I  Love You in Korean.  The stamp set is Waffle Flower Craft DT Mix Stamp Set.

Nice clean and simple!!  What do you think?

Check out what my fellow DT Members have created!!


Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey ←Me

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

Our Guest Designer this week:


The prize this week is a from Lawn Fawn. This week’s winner will receive not only their choice of a stamp set from the store, but will also receive a 6×6 paper pad of their choice!

I’m linking my card up to AAA Card Challenge.  Their theme is Love.  I haven’t played along with them in such a long time.  I’m super glad I have a chance to play again.


I’m also linking my card up to Addicted to CAS Challenge.

ATCAS - code word hugs and kisses

Supplies used:

Basic RGB Sweetheart PunchBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsHeidi Swapp Color Shine Pack

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