Design Team Challenge Blog Hop

Hello everyone!!  Happy Leap Year!!  Are you excited about the extra day of the year.

Do you know what a leap year is?

A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the solar system’s disparity with the Gregorian calendar.  

I just learned that watching a TV show.  All I knew was we had an extra day every four years in February.  LOL!!


Well to your luck, the So Suzy Stamps Design Team is taking advantage of this day and having a fun Blog Hop. If you arrived from So Suzy Stamps blog, your on the right track.  If you arrived here on your own, you will want to go back to the beginning as to not miss a thing!!

I’ve added a full list down below just in case you get lost!

The projects made for this hop are a big secret between the design team.  Now of us know what stamps we are working with.  Super fun.  So the big reveal is for everyone.

I was sent two sentiment stamps!  I think these stamps were chosen for me because in April I turn the BIG 40!!!

Take a look at my first card:



I’m excited about turning 40!  Its a big year for me and I plan on doing big things.  When I think of 40 I definitely think of Sexy!  Not just in body shape but in my mind as well.  I’ve grown so much and I’ve learned so much in the last 39 years that I am ready to hit the ground running.

Take a look at my second card:



Did you know that watercoloring can be sexy too!  LOL!!  When you add the silver foil corset on top, boy o’ boy!!


Here’s a closer look:


Foiling has become one of my favorite crafting thing to do. I love how it turns out each and every time.

The company that made this corset die went out of business a last year so this die isn’t available any more.

So what do you think?  Are you ready to be sexy at what ever age your going to be this year?

I would love to hear from you on what you think?

Now what is a blog hop without a prize!!

Here are the details:

This Blog Hop goes from today, February 29th through March 3rd.  The winner will be announced on March 6th.

Here is what the winner will win:

One of our (the design team) cards from everyone, that’s 10 fabulous cards.  How awesome is that!!

All you have to do is hop along leaving a comment on everyone’s blog as you go along.  Yup, that’s it. Make sure you finish commenting by the 3rd of March.

Now your off to Terri’s blog!!  Its sure to please.

So are you ready?  Have fun!!

Here is the list of all the participants:

So Suzy Stamps
Kymona ←your here

Supplies used:

Recollections White HeavyweightTop Dog Die Corset DieTop Dog Dies Corset Background Diesilver foiltoner sheets adhesivePrima Watercolor paper 6x6.jpg Happy Birthday 40 the new sexy Prima Watercolor Confection

Thanks for stopping by!!



CASology 186 – Distress

Third Post for today
If your looking for the So Suzy Stamp post, click here
If your looking for the Right At Home post, click here

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

This week’s cue card is:

Week 186 - Distress

I was wondering what do I do with this cue card.  When I think of distress, I think of ink and blending.  How can I make a CAS card with different inks blending together? Nothing was coming to me that would be simple and WOW at the same time.

Then I remember I received a Tombow Mono Correction Tape and saw a super fun technique using this non-crafty tool.

Check out my card:

Distress banner (CAS)

Do you see my distress banner?  LOL!!  I created that with correction tape!!

Here’s how:

Stamping images (CAS)

I used the Mini Misti to stamp the flower image from Lawn Fawn Happy Easter Stamp Set.

adding correction tape (CAS)

Then I used the Tombow Mono Correction Tape Retro to create a distress box that my sentiment will go.

Once the correction tape was down, I used my finger to pick up some of the tape on the edges, so that it looks distress.

I used the Mini Misti and My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink to stamp the sentiment on the correction tape.

After that I, I used a Copic Mulitliner to draw a line around the distressed box.

Finished (CAS)

To finish the card off, I used Tombow Irojiten Colored Pencils Dictionary, Rainforest Pale Tones to color my tulips.

Very non-conventional, but I love it!! I hope you give this method a try!!

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.

DT Badge

Our Guest Designer this week:


Our Sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn.

Supplies used:

Happy Easter Mini Misti tombow correction tapetombow irojten color pencils MFT Hybrid Black Ink Tombow Xtreme

Thanks for stopping by!!


So Suzy Stamp Happy Mail Gift Box

Second Post for today
If your looking for the Right At Home post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing a gift box with you.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

Happy Mail (SSS)

For the full reveal of this box and tutorial, please stop on by So Suzy Stamps Blog, to see how I created this box!

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Bloom – RAH

Hello everyone!! I’m here today on the Right At Home (RAH) blog sharing another project from the February release.   I love the

Here’s a sneak peek of my card:

Bloom 1(RAH)

To see the completed card and the process in which this card was create, please stop on by Nicole’s blog Right At Home!

I hope to see you there!

Thank you for stopping by!


YNS February Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Coffee – Tea You and Me”!!  The DT created projects with a coffee, tea or friendship theme.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:


YNS Supplies: Coffee…Right Meow!, Circles Die Set, Stitching Marks Die Set, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink, Recollection Heavyweight Cardstock, Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock, V’s Sweet Idea Chocolate Sequin, 3M Foam Tape, We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool

Creating this card was fun. I haven’t made a shaker card in awhile.  What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by February 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Adding Foil To A Watercolor Panel

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today because I’ve received a couple of questions regarding the cards I made early today with my foiled handwriting.

So I recreated a watercolor panel and used a stencil to show how I use the pen.

Check out this process:

Foiling 8

I’m using Prima Watercolor Confections Tropicals, Archers Watercolor Paper, some water, paintbrushes and clean water.

Foiling 1

I added some clean water to the watercolor panel then I added the colors to the water. I watched the colors move on the paper.

Foiling 2

Then I heat set the paint.  I would let it dry by itself but for the sake of this tutorial I sped the drying process.

Foiling 3

After that I added more color since the colors muted some during the drying process. I heat set it again.

Foiling 4

Once the panel was dry, I took a Simon Stamp Stencil Raindrops Stencil to show how you add the foil using the Thermoweb Deco Foil Adhesive Pen.  I applied the adhesive to each of the tear drops.

Foiling 5

Once I added all of the adheasive, I cut a piece of Thermoweb Deco Foil Champagne to the watercolor panel.  Then I placed it on my new Sizzix Big Shot Plus and rolled it through.

The pressure of the rollers seals the foil onto the adheasive.

Foiling 6

Look at that pretty foil tear drops on that watercolor panel.  It’s so pretty in person. Now I have to figure what I’m going to do with this panel!!  Future card front.

I hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to use the new Deco Foil Pen.

One more thing, the pen does pick up some of the watercolor when you rub it on the card panel.

Foiling 7

I just rubbed it off on a piece of scrap paper and its fine.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

Prima Watercolor Confection Archers WC Deco Foil ChampangeDeco Foil PenBig Shot Plus Simon Says Stamp Raindrop

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Happy Birthday So Suzy Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!!  I’m here today because its Suzy’s Birthday!!

The Design Team loves to surprise Suzy for her birthday!!  If your stopping in from Monica’s blog your on the right path.  If you arrived on your own, please head back to So Suzy Stamps as to not miss any links along the way.


How as Suzy impacted my life and why I love her so:

Suzy is an amazing mentor to me.  She has help me see all of the things I can do besides just making cards.  Suzy has seen other talents in me that I was afraid to say out loud.  Thank you Suzy for guiding in an amazing direction.
Take a look at the cards I created for your birthday:
Suzy's Birthday
Don’t laugh at my handwriting.  I’m working on it!!
I was going to do some brush lettering but was a bit nervous and didn’t want to miss up my watercolor panel.
Here’s my process:
I’m hooked on improving my handwriting and to do that I have to write more!!  So, these cards a personalized just for you.  Mix that with foil and BAM, you have a great card, LOL!!

I hope you like your cards Suzy!! Your next stop is Martha blog!!

Now whats a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Leave a comment on all of the participates blogs for a chance to win a $10 Gift Card to So Suzy Stamps Store.  The giveaway closes February 22nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. 

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all of the participants:

So Suzy Stamps


Kymona ←your here




Supplies used:

Ranger Watercolor PaperPrima Watercolor Confection Deco Foil Champange

Thank you so much for stopping by!!