Tombow is having a President’s Day Sale

Hello everyone!!  I’m popping in here to let all of you know, if you don’t know already, Tombow is having a President’s Day Sale!!  Yes, they are offering 25% off everything in their store!!

tombow-saleThat is amazing right, let me tell you why!!

Recycled Color Pencils

Fudenosuke soft Fudenosuke Hard

Tombow Permanent Adhesive Plus


  • The glue that I love is on sale!

Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

Stop on by and check them out!!  You can stock up on all of these personal goodies or other goodies that you love!

Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping!!


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Did You Know Series – ETC Papers

Hello everyone!!  I’m so excited to be here today!!  I have some great news for all of you.

I have this series on Instagram called the “Did You Know Series”!  Its a series where I introduce my followers to new products that they may or may not know about.  I give them all of the information about the product, show them what they can do with the product and let them know where to find it.

I decided that I wanted to bring the series to my blog for those of you who aren’t on Instagram!!  Yayyyy!!

This is my first Did You Know Series for 2017 and I’m introducing ETC Papers!

ETC Papers is your source for speciality papers and other good stuff.  The speciality paper is actual Wood Paper! Yes, real wood!

Large sheets are carefully extracted from nature’s canvas, pressed into thin sheets and backed with an adhesive backing.  Then they are cut and packaged into fine products that you can use to create amazing products with!!

Take a look:


This wood paper is so pretty!!  Here are the names of the different wood papers above:

  1. White Birch Wood with Adhesive Backing
  2. Cherry Wood with Adhesive Backing
  3. White Rustic Birch Wood with Adhesive Backing
  4. Rustic Cherry Wood with Adhesive Backing

What can you do with this paper?

  • You can emboss this paper!! 


Check out all of that detail! The texture is amazing too!  When you rub your hand over each  butterflies, it makes you smile!

  • You can stamp on it!


It takes the ink so well! Nice and crisp!

  • You can die cut and punch holes! 


Die cutting this wood paper is as easy as die cutting regular card stock.
The hole was nice and clean after the punch.  The eyelet and washer didn’t ripe the backing.

  • You can color on it!


The color pencils went on so easy!  I was able to blend on the wood with no problem.

  • The wood takes the color of the backing!



The tag on the left has a black card stock backing and the tag on the right only has the adhesive back paper.  You can see the difference in the darkness and lightness of the tags.

  • You can letterpress the wood also!!


The wood paper didn’t break or separate when it when through the big shot with this letterpress plate.  It took on the ink with no problem and the ink did not bleed through.

  • It has an adhesive backing!


The adhesive backing is the highlight of this paper.  It makes it so easy to add the wood panel to the front of a card stock base.  It comes off with no tugging.


I folded the backing so that I could add the wood panel to the card stock without worrying if the panel is on straight. I lined the edges up and simple pulled the backing off to create a perfect wood card front.

  • Here’s the finished card!


Here are some other things you need to know when working with this wood paper:

  • You can cut it with your trimmer or scissors.
  • They come in different sizes; 8.5 x 11, 6 x 12, 12 x 12, 12 x 24
  • They have wood envelopes and wood tape.
  • The price per sheet is reasonable.

I had fun working with this paper and I recommend that you give it a try.  It’s a nice addition to your cardstock stash.  The recipient would be surprised to get a gift made with wood paper!!

Where can you buy this paper?

On the ETC Papers website!! You might also see them at Jo-Anns as the previous brand, ARC Papers.

So what do you think?  Let me know below!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!




Did You Hear The News?

Second Post for the day
If your looking for the Rubber Dance Stamps post, click here

Hello everyone!!  Did you hear the news?  I’m guest designing for Gerda Steiner Design this month!!  I’m super excited!!

I’m up on their blog showing you how I used the What’s New stamp set.

Here’s a sneak peek:


Stop on by Gerda Steiner Design blog to see the full card and tutorial.

Please let me know what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by!


Rubber Dance Stamp February 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp Theme Challenge!!

The theme is “Lots of Layers”!  All you have to do is create a piece of work that has a lot of layers.

Check out what I created to inspire you:


I tried to keep my tag pretty simple since that is more my style, but I also wanted to play around with some mixed media.

Are you asking yourself, where are the layers?  I was hoping that you would ask.

Here you go:

  1. I add gesso on the top of the tag and let it dry.
  2. Then I blended Distressed Ink Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Seedless Preserve.
  3. After that, I used Rubber Dance Stamps Round in Circles stamped paired with StazOn Jet Black Ink to stamp the circles.
  4. Then I used the Rubber Dance Stamps Think Again stamp set to stamp the sentiment with the StazOn Ink.
  5.  To finish the tag off, I colored the Crinkle Ribbon with Mustard Seed reinker and added it to the tag.

Thats four layers!!! Yayyy!

What do you think? Please let me know below. I would love to hear from you.

The winner will win five fabulous stamps fromRubber Dance Stamp!! Wait, if the winner used stamps from Rubber Dance Stamp, they will winner another five stamps! That’s a total of 10 stamps!! Wow!!!

You have until February 28, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, February 27, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in the US is a day behind Norway! 

Supplies used:

round-in-circles  think-again

Thank you so much for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology – Romance


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

This week’s cue card:


Take a look at my card:


For this week’s cue card I used Winnie and Walters From the Bottom of My Heart stamp set that I received as a gift for placing an order with them.  Super cute stamp set.

To create this card:

I stamped the heart using Colorbox Pinkolicious Archival Dye Ink in the center of the card base. Nothing to it!!

White space + No embellishments + Easy to replicate = CAS!

What do you think?

Are you inspired to play along?  Please let me know below!

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

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Our sponsor this week is Uniko!

Supplies used:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


Handmade Jewelry

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with some exciting news and a project for you!!  I’ve made the Craft Fantastic Design Team!!  How exciting is that!  I also created my first handmade jewelry piece as a design team member for you today!!


Take a look at the necklace I created:


For the full tutorial on how I created this necklace please head on over to the Craft Fantastic blog!!  I would love to hear from you!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Love – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Love.


Take a look at my card:


I’m telling you I really can’t get enough of these Happy Hues notecards.  They add so much to each and everyone of my card designs!! I paired this notecard with the Heartstrings Bundle stamp set and dies.

Here’s how I created this card in two easy steps:

  1. Die cut the front of the card using the heart die cut using the Big Shot.
  2. Use the Mini Misti tool to stamp the sentiment in the center of the heart.

Nice and easy.

What do you think?  Please let know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.


Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!!  Yes!!!  Isn’t that big.  Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win.  A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

Happy Hues Card and Envelope Pack   Heartstrings BUNDLE Sizzix - Big Shot Machine - White and Gray Mini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

Thanks for stopping by!!