Organizing Your Journaling Cards

Second Post for today
If your looking for Virgina’s View Challenge post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on the Deflecto Blog this week showing you how to organize your journaling cards and supplies using Deflecto’s Stackable Caddy Organizer!

Take a look at what I’ve done:


Do you want to know more?  The entire tutorial and tons of photos are on the Deflecto blog for your review.

Let me know what you think and if you would adapt this organizational options!

Thanks for stopping by!


Discover Your Wings

Hello everyone!!  I have great news for all of you!  Virginia from Virginia’s View Challenge asked me to Guest Design for this months challenge.


How exciting is that!  I’m over the top excited about this opportunity.

This month’s theme is Focal Point!


What is focal point you ask? Its the center of interest or activity!  I love that definition.

As crafters, we are always focused on the project we are creating. Now image honing in on one particular image in your project.  Check out a sneak peek of my card:


To see the entire card and to get the tutorial please head on over to Virginia’s View Challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by!




{Clean and Simple} CASology 219 – Spooky

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:


To create this card, I used the TCW Mini Spiderweb stencil to create a spiderweb on the front of my cardstock using Distress Ink Black Soot.  Then I used your Next Stamp Happy Haunting Die Set to die cut the spider out of an piece of watercolor scrap paper and web out of black cardstock. After that I used Your Next Stamp SpookTacular Halloween to stamp the sentiment in the center of the web using Your Next Stamp Black Olive Ink.  I adhered the spider with a foam tape and the web with Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.

Once again I couldn’t make one card, I had to make two, LOL!


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.

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Our sponsor this week is Serendipity Stamps

Supplies used:

Ronda Palazzari Spiderwebyns-happy-haunting-die spooktacular-halloweenyns-black-olive-ink
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Watercoloring – Where Creativity Meets C9

Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited to be here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!!  This is our second challenge and we couldn’t wait to share our love for Concord and 9th!!

Exciting right!!  I think so!!

So without further-a-do, take a look at our challenge theme:


Take a look at my card:


This month’s theme is so much fun.  Watercoloring is such a free flowing medium and I just love it.

For this card I used Sakura Koi watercolors to add color to the Bristol White card base and let it dry.

Then I stamped the Tree Hugs Stamp Set and Brushed Blossom Stamp Set with Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink to create this card.

Nice and simple!!

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:
Tree Hugs Stamp SetBrushed Blossom Stamp Set

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Fall Coloring: CS Take It Make It Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge for the month of September.

This month’s theme is Autumnal Projects!!  Create anything you want using Autumnal or Fall imagery, OR using seasonal/earth tone colors: reds, oranges, greens, yellows and browns! This should be fun!

Take a look at my card:


This theme made me think Lawn Fawn Thanks a Bushel stamp set.  My nieces, daughter and I go apple picking this time of year and we love it.  So I thought this was perfect for this challenge.

To create this card, I die cut a piece of Bristol paper using Simon Says Stamps Rectangle Stitched die. Then I stamped the basket of apples, loose apple, hearts and sentiment using the Mini Misti and sentiment using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink.  After that I used Tombow Irojiten Tranquil and Vivid Coloring Pencils to color in my images.  To complete the card, I adhered the card panel to a Lawn Fawn precut card.

Nice, easy but totally amazing.


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 October is: That’s Crafty.


thats-craftyPrize: 8 Stamp Sets

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-a-bushelSSS Stitched Rectangles Diestamping tool color pencilsTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

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Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Square Cards

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Your Next Stamp and our DT Dare!!!

What is a DT Dare you ask? It’s a fun monthly challenge for the YNS design team to show case more fabulous projects using the new release products!!


Fun right!!

Wait there is more!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog post you could Win a YNS Stamp Set of your choice!!! 

Exciting right!!  It sure is for me!!

The DT Dare Challenge this month is Square Cards!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the October release.  I went with the my favorite stamp set from this month’s release called Merry Christmas Chickie stamp set for my project.

Take a look at my project:


YNS Supplies: Merry Christmas Chickie

Other Supplies: Bristol Smooth Paper,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Snowdrift Shaker Selection by Lucy (discontinued) same as Falling Snow Sparkly Shaker, Bo Bonny Altitude Paper pad (discontinued), We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves, Fun Foam, Mama Elephant (new die), Tombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Pencils

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Super simple and easy.

So tell me what you think of this challenge? I would love to know, let me know below!

Don’t forget we have Blog Candy for you!!  If you leave a comment on the YNS blog today you have a chance of winning the blog candy.


Thank you so much!


Watercolor Pocket Page

Second post for today
If your looking for the CASology post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m up on the Layout-A- Week blog today sharing how I created a watercolor pocket page.

Here is a sneak peek:


If you want to see the full page and learn how I created this page, check out my post on Layout-A-Week and let me know what you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 218 – Support

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:


All of us could use some support from time to time. I thought this StarTrish Design Worldgirl Series stamp was perfect for this challenge.

“Live your dream” is perfect for all of us to do.  No need to me miserable.  All of have dreams and we should live them.

To create this card, I stamped the image using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink. Then I used Tombow’s Irojiten Vivid and Tranquil Coloring Pencils.

There was nothing to it.  Super relaxing to just color!

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.

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Our sponsor this week is A Jillian Vance

Supplies used:

worldgirl-two   Tombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring SetTombow Irjiten Vivid Color Pencils

Thanks for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp October 2016 New 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 Deborah’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 Kendra’s blog.

My favorite set from this release is the Merry Christmas Chickie Stamp Set! Its down below.

Are you ready for my big reveal?

Take a look at my cards:

Card one:


YNS Supplies: Holiday Buddies

Other Supplies: Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock ,Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink

These mini cards were made as a gift for my daughters teacher.  She will get 32 cards one for each student to color and address to a family member of their choice!  My daughter can’t wait to give these to her.

Card Two:


YNS Supplies: Joy to the World

Other Supplies:Recollections Heavyweight White Cardstock, Colorbox Archival Wicked Dye Ink, Arctic Skies Sparkly Shaker Selection by Lucy, Bo Bonny Altitude Paper pad (discontinued), We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, We R Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves

Now I’m a sucker for shaker cards so I had to create one using this stamp set with the snowglobe.  How cute is this.  Nice and simple yet super interactive.  I can’t wait to create more of these.

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 7 lucky commenter will have a chance to win a $25 YNS gift certificate. Winner will be announced on the YNS blog on October 5th.  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!!


Thank you for stopping by!!