Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!  This is our fifth challenge for 2015! Time is flying.


Now, I really love these colors together, navy blue, pink, gold and white!!  How pretty!

Now take a look at my card:

Enjoy (WFF)

Such pretty subtle colors!  I knew the Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Set would look amazing in these colors.

To create this card:

It was simple.  I started with a card base cut to an A2 size card.

I used Simon Says Stamps Cotton Candy cardstock and Lawn Fawn Sweater Weather pattern paper to cut out my Flower Circle Die.

I adhered the flower on the card, then stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Labels- Give Thanks Set in the center of my flower using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I adhered some Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and Simon Says Stamps Gold Sequin to the front of my card.

I sprayed the card front with Heidi Swapp Gold Spray.

That’s it!!  Super simple and easy!

So what do you think? Please let me know.  Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Supplies used:

Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die Holiday Labels Give Thanks Stamp Set Onyx Versafine InkPretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins SSS Sparkle and Shine sequin Color Shine Gold

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Online Card Class Homework – Day 2

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with another card I created for my Stretch Your Dies homework!!

Kristina Werner taught us how to die cut within larger dies.  I thought this was totally awesome.

Take a look at my card:

Leafy ThanksM

For this technique:

1. I die cut our leaves out of watercolor paper.

2. Then I arranged the leaves the way I wanted them to appear on my card.

3. I covered the arrangement with masking paper so that the leaves stay in place.

4. I ran the masked leaves through my big shot to cut out a circle.

5. Before moving the mask, I added foam tape to the back of each leaf.

6. I placed my masked piece down and then took my time and lifted the mask.

7. I die cut my thank you, added Wink of Stella to all of my piece and my card was done.

Leafy ThanksM2

Super easy and fun.

Supplies used:

Stitched Leaves LF Scripty Thanks Wink of Stella clearCanson Watercolor Paper Distress Ink 4Distress Ink 2


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Happy Birthday…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today to share a birthday card I created for a customer of mines.

She needed a birthday card for a friend of hers that is turning 40!!

She didn’t give me any direction or colors that she wanted me to use so I had free range!!

Since her friend was turning 40 I wanted the card to be fun and bright but I also wanted it to be elegant.

So I went with my new Penny Black Petals Die!! I love this die, its so pretty!!

Take a look at my card:

Birthday Wishes

Oh how I love these pretty colors in the background.  Distress inks always saves the day!

Here is how I created this card:

1. My card base is cut to an A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50).

2. I used masking tape to mask off the top portion of my card so that ink doesn’t transfer on to it while I’m blending.

3. I started with Distress Ink Picked Raspberry, then Shaded Lilac, and ended with Spiced Marmalade. Doesn’t it look like there is a hit of green in there.  I love how colors blend with distress inks!!

4. I die cut the Penny Black Petal Die cut and tons of foam pieces to the back so that the panel will not shift of come off.

foam tape

5. I used Your Next Stamp Whynot Sentiment Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment in Versamark Ink on black cardstock.

6. I sprinkled Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on the sentiment and heat set it.

7. I die cut one of the buttons from Papertrey Ink Button Stacks Die out of another blend piece of cardstock.

8. I added Your Next Stamp Black Gumdrop for added interest.

Birthday Wishes 2

So what do you think?  I hope the recipient likes this card as well.

Supplies used:

die17e_steel texturePicked Raspberry InkShaded LilacSpiced MarmaladeMini Ink Blending ToolwhatnotsentimentsfourVersamark67f65-white2bembossing2bpowder Bitty Button Stacks Dieblack gumdrops small

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Crazy Birds…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Less is More challenge.  Its One Layer Week and the subject should include an Animal.

Less-Is-More-HeaderI’ve been playing along with Kathy’s 30 days of coloring challenge and I finally got my hands on Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set and had to color them in.

Take a look at my card:

Happy Your My Friend

Don’t you just love these birds??  When I first saw these birds, I wasn’t a fan but then I saw all the amazing things everyone was creating with them.  So I decided that I need to get this set and I made the best choice ever.

I used my new Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor set.  Can I just say these are so yummy!!  Totally cream.

The stamped sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Flowers On My Mind stamp set.

All I did was take my time and watercolor each image and letting it dry.

So what do you think?  Let me know. I think they are so cute, LOL!!!

Supplies used:

Crazy Birds tambi36_largeSSS Flowers on my MindCanson Watercolor Paper Onyx Versafine Ink

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You’re My Lucky Charm..

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Addicted to CAS!!  Their Code Word is Green!!

ATCAS - code word greenTake a look at my card:

You're My Lucky Charm

This card was pretty simple to make.

1. My card base is an A2 size card 4.25 x 5.5 Simon Says Stamps Green Apple cardstock.

2. I used the smaller square Mama Elephant Sew Fancy die to cut my Canson watercolor paper card panel.

3. I used Lawn Fawn My Lucky Charm to stamp the four leaf clover and the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

4. I colored the four leaf clover using Intense Apple Green and Willow pencil and a water-brush.

4. I added some green flat sequin, I’m unsure where they are from.

I really love this card.  I’m send it to my Aunt who saved the day for me a couple months ago.

What do you think?  Please leave me a comment below.

Supplies used:

SSS Green AppleSEW FANCY My Lucky Charm Onyx Versafine Ink Intense pencil Canson Watercolor Paper

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Top Dog Dies – Just for you

Hello everyone!!  Its Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here with a die technique that I learned in my new Online Card Class called Stretch Your Dies!!

Carissa Wiley taught us how to create a window card using a die-cut opening!!  I was super excited when I saw that technique.

I went with Top Dog Dies Decorated Eggs Die Set to create my card today!

TC095-DTake a look at my card:

Just for you (TDD)

How cute is that!!  I used the solid egg die to create that window.

Take a closer look:

Just for you 4 (TDD)

I partial die cut on that egg so that the egg would be a door to my sentiment inside the card.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cute a strip of Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka, Mon Amie patten paper and adhered it to the front of my card front.

2. I placed the die to the right side of the card front.

That’s when I remembered I wasn’t going to be able to partial die cut the egg because my cutting plate was too big and my card could fold or the die cut would go through the whole card.

So I cute my card in half.  Once I’m done cutting my die I will adhere the card panel to the front of a new card front to stay with a one layer card.

3. Before attaching the card panel to my card front, I die cut the egg on my card front so that the card panel matches the card base.

4. I used Papertry Ink  Swoosh Stamp set to stamp my sentiment inside the egg and Technique Tuesday Smile Borders to stamp my sentiment on the strip of pattern paper using Memento Tuexdo Black Ink.

5. I added Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear 4mm sequins  and 6mm sequins to added interest.

Just for you 2 (TDD)

Just for you 3 (TDD)

So what do you think?  Are you fascinated as much as I was.  Never thought to use my dies in this manner.  This is why I love learning!!

Supplies used:

LetsPolkaMonAmiePetitePaperPack Swoosh Smile Borders Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins Memento Black Ink

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CASology 138 – Blossom

Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!! We are back with another Cue Card for you!!

Week 138 - Blossom

When I saw this cue card, I thought of flowers and rain right away.  I ordered a new stamp set and die from Simon Says Stamp that I knew I wanted to use for this challenge.

Take a look at my card:


I love how the rain drops are falling down on my small flower pots that will case these plants to blossom!!

Since the die is so small I repeated the stamp across my card front.

1. I cut my card base to a 4 x 4 card size.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp To Thine Own Shelf to stamp the shelf my plants are sitting on in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Abby’s Spring Showers stamp set to stamp my plants, raindrops and sentiment.

3. The raindrops were stamped using Hero Arts Soft Pool ink.

4. I used Copic Markers: YR68,  Y02, E31, E33, and E35 to color in my images.

5. I rounded the corners.

I think this card is so cute.  I hope you do to!!

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 Craft Classes Online.

Supplies used:

To Thine Own ShelfMemento Black InkAbby's Spring ShowersHero Arts Quiet Moring Ink Cubes Copic Markers

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