{Clean and Simple} CASology 201 – Sunshine

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

Before I jump in with this week’s cure card, let me say THANK YOU to all of you who stopped by my blog and played along with us this week!!  If I can speak for the team, we really appreciate all of the love that each of you showed us.  You make creating a card each week worth it!!  So thank you once again!!

Congrats to Kim S from Lily Patch Stamps for winning the Owls stamp set!!  Thank you so much for playing along with us last week and leaving a great comment. Please use the contact me form above so that I can get that stamp set to you.

Now this week’s cue card is:

Week 201 - Sunshine

Take a look at my card:

Hello Sunshine (CAS)

Hello Sunshine!! I’m so glad summer is on its way.  I do not like the cold. I hate the cold.  I prefer 85 degree and above weather everyday of the week.

The “Sun” Rubber Dance Art Stamp is perfect for this week’s cue card!!  The sun can shine down on me all day long!!

Creating this card was a snap.

I used the Mini Misti to stamp the sun and part of the sentiment from WPLUS9 Sending Sunshine stamp set using My Favorite Thing Hybrid Black Ink and the last part part of the sentiment using Lawn Fawn Sunflower Ink.

Super easy, clean and simple!!

What do you think?  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.

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Watercoloring an Adult Coloring Book using Colorbox Dye Ink!

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on the Clearsnap blog today sharing how to watercolor your adult coloring book using Colorbox Dye Inks. I had so much fun with this project!!

Take a quick look at my process:

watercoloring adult coloring book

To see the finish product and to get the full tutorial, please join me over on the Clearsnap Blog.  You won’t be disappointed.

I hope to see all of you over there.  Please let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp June 2016 Release



Hello everyone!!  Yayyy, I love this blog hop featuring new products from Your Next Stamps makes squeal!! LOL!!

This release is super cute!!  Yesterday’s sneak peek was fun.

If you’ve been hopping along, you would have arrived from Tracey’s blog and if you’d like to start from the beginning, you can click on over to the linky at the bottom of this post and start at Anita’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Sports Fanatics – Lacrosse stamp set! I shared my tags yesterday. My son plays lacrosse and this set was made just for me, LOL!!

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card 1:

Sending Snuggles

YNS Supplies: Snuggles

Other Supplies: Copic Markers, Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock

I love how simple this stamp set it.  It shows the love between a mother and child or even a father and child!!

My card size was to wide for the stamp set so I used portion of the stamp so that the image stretch from one side to the other. I used Copic Markers to color this image in.  Nothing to fancy.

Card 2:

So Very Happy For You (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Happy Everything, Circus Fun Matte Gumdrops, Circles Die Set, Circles Stitching Marks Die Set

Other Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints Ruby, Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints PoolRecollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, 3M Foam Tape

This stamp set is very playful, so why not watercolor with it.  I just received some new Cosmo Cricket Pixie Paints so I wanted to try them with this stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment, heat embossed it then watercolored on top of it. Super pretty!!


So, what do you think?

I had so much fun creating these cards to inspire all of you and show you the versatility of the stamp sets! Which one of these items are favorite?  I would love to hear from you!

Be sure not to miss any blog along the way, because one lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on June 7th.  So don’t forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs participating in the blog hop.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special promo code to get
20% off your entire purchase!!


Thanks for stopping by!!


Your Next Stamp June 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our June Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

Take a look at my son’s new luggage tags:

I love lacrosse (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Sports Fanatics – Lacrosse and Die, Cool Tag 3

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Copic Markers, Sizzix Big Shot Plus

Creating these tags were simple!  Just die cut the tag and the lacrosse player.  Color the player with Copic markers, attach them with foam tape.

Easy as can be!!

Attach them to your luggage or carry on bag.

I love lacrosse bag tag (YNS)

My son played Lacrosse for the past 6 years!!  This year is his last year and he made All County for Lacrosse!!  How awesome is that.  I’m so very proud of him.


I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the June 2016 Release Hop.


CS Take It Make It: Using Different Inks

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

Our theme is Take a Technique: Lets Get Inky!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use more then one type of ink on your project (ink pads, ink sprays, stains, acrylic inks, etc.)  Or more then one color of ink on your project…and don’t forget to include stamping somewhere too!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my tag:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

I have to admit I’m super excited about this tag.  I don’t usually create tags, much less one with all of this ink on it, but I have to say I really had fun creating this tag.

Let’s check out how I created this:

I gather my supplies that I needed.

tag supplies (CSTIMI)

I used the ink blending tool to apply the ink to tag, overlapping the colors for seamless blending.

ink blending (CSTIMI)

Then I sprayed water in my hand, then sprinkled the water onto the tag.  The inks reacts to water so it creates water spot on the tag. Let the tag dry.

water splatter (CSTIMI)

Once the tag is dry, spray some wild honey distress spray stain to the tag. Let that dry.

ink sprayed (CSTIMI)

After that ink up the stamp with waterproof ink and stamp the image.

stamped image (CMTIMI)

Once the image is on the tag, ink the edges with wild honey distress ink.

Inked edges (CMTIMI)

Now that the tag is done, I inked up the ribbon with the wild honey spray and heat set the ribbon.

inked ribbon (CMTIMI)

You add the ribbon to the tag. I felt like this card needed a sentiment.  So I die cut 3 hello’s from Mama Elephant’s Venice Envelope die set.

Take another look:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

So what do you think? I love how this tag turned out.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for June: PaperArtsy!



Prize: 5 bottles of Infusions

Infusions are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye color pigment suitable for paper/ fabric, mixed with Walnut Stain. The color powder particles dissolve faster than the walnut crystals, so you can control the color-to-brown stain ratio!


Color Chart Reference

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:


Thanks for stopping by!


Simple Stenciling

Hey everyone!! I’m up on the Clearsnap Blog today sharing how I created a cute card with simple stenciling for the June Color Challenge.

Take a look at the Inspiration photo:

Using a stencil and ink on a card.

Take a look at my card:

June Color Challenge KT

Supplies list:

All I did, was use the dauber and the stencil to create the fun card design with Colorbox Dye Ink.  Nothing to it!!

June color challenge with supplies KT

So what do you think? Please let me know below.  I hope you join us this month.

Thanks for stopping by!!