Friends and Family Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to So Suzy & Crackerbox Stamps Blog Hop!! Today we are celebrating their Birthday and Anniversary!!  If you arrived here from the talented Tracey McLennon’s blog, then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the So Suzy Stamps blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

I’m excited to be here, its like old times with the first So Suzy Stamps design team. That team created some solid friendships that I’m grateful for.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend

I decided to create a card that says hello to all of my So Suzy Stamps friends. It’s been a while since we all worked together!

Here’s how I create this card:

  1. Cut a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.
  2. Create score lines at the bottom (4) and the top (4) of the card front.
  3. Create one score line on the left and right side of the card.
  4. Using the MISTI, stamp the image and the sentiment.
  5. Add Wink of Stella to the image and the sentiment.
  6. Round the corners of the card using We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch.

Nice and easy.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!


  • So Suzy Stamps and Crackerbox Palace is giving away a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winners and $15 gift certificates to THREE winners! Please leave a comment on all of the blog in the hop by Sunday, April 29th at MIDNIGHT for a chance to win.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is the:

Olesya Kharkova

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

So Suzy Stamps

Martha Lucia Gomez

Justine Hovey

Cornelia Wenokor

Donna Idlet

Tracy McLennon

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Olesya Kharkova

Ericka Strange

Giada Rigamonti

Maria Pilar De Ancos

Teresa Dewitt Pierce

Steph Ackeman

Ceal Pritchett

Suzanne Moore

Maria Elena Castilla

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. So Suzy Stamps were given to me. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

fairy blowing starsCards - Neenah, Solar White A2 - Scored - 25 PackWe R Memory Keepers - 3 Way Corner PunchMISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented     

Thanks for stopping by!!

Winner of the Confidence Stamp Set from So Suzy Stamps 3rd Birthday

Hello everyone!!  I jumping in here to announce the winner of the Confidence stamp set from So Suzy Stamps 3rd Birthday Celebration!!


The winner is:  Bertha!!


Congrats Bertha!!  Suzy’s Podcast is amazing.  I’m glad you found her that way.  Please email me your address so that I can send off your stamp tomorrow.

Thanks to all of you who left a message and played along with me.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Surprise Birthday Suzanne Blog Hop


Hello everyone!!  I’m tickled pink to be here today!!  Do you want to know why?  Today is Suzanne’s Birthday!!! Who is Suzanne?  What???  She is Suzy from So Suzy Stamps!!!

For the past three years, Suzy has been an amazing friend to me!! I truly appreciate her and all of the lessons she has taught me.

A couple of her crafting friends have gotten together to throw her a birthday blog hop!! Along with the super cute birthday cards you will see, we also have a giveaway for you!

If you are arriving from Justine’s blog you are on the right track.  If you arrived by yourself, please head on over to Justine’s blog, which is the beginning of the hop, so that you don’t miss a thing!!

Now let look at the card I created:


Check out the inside:


I created a super clean and simple card for Suzy!!  The cardstock is cut to 4.5 x 7.5, scored at 4.5.  I stamped the Butterfly Music stamp using Clearsnap Colorbox Wicked Black Archival Ink.  Then I stamped the Guess What sentiment (retired) using the same ink.  On the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment bomdiggityshizzit and Happy Birthday (retired).  To finish the card off, I added a small pop of color to the butterfly using Tombow Irojiten Vivid Color Pencils.

Super cute!!  I hope Suzy loves this card that I created for her.

So what do you think? Will she like the card?

What is a blog hop without a giveaway!!

Here’s the giveaway info:

Prizes are:

1. $20 So Suzy Gift Certificate from
2. Bunkie Bag from Simply Charming Everyday
3. Original MISIT from My Sweet Petunia

A lucky winner who leaves a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win by February 21, 2017 by 11:59pm.  The winners will be chosen at random and announced on February 22nd, 2017.

Now on to the wonderful and talented Josefine Fouarge to see what she created for Suzy!

Here’s the complete list of party participants:

Justine Hovey

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Josefine Fouarge

Jennifer Loftfield

Martha Lucia Gomez

Effie Cho

Iliana Myska

Steph Ackerman

Giada Rigamonti

Cornelia Wenokor

Henriette van Mierlo

Terri Burson

Olesya Kharkova

Monica Taylor

Janis Ford

Ceal Pritchett

Lydia Fiedler

Supplies used:

butterfly-music bomdiggityTombow Irojiten Vivid Coloring Set

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Simple Stamping

Hello everyone!!  I’m over on So Suzy Stamps blog today!! I’m sharing how to create a Simple Stamping card!!

Sometimes we are on the go and just need a simple card that is created with much ease.

Take a look at my card:

Hope Hugs Kisses (SSS)

See how simple this card is!!

All I did was use My Favorite Things Stitched Strips die to create the background on the white cardstock.

Then using the Mini Misti, I stamped the Hope, Hugs, Kisses sentiment stamps all at once using Versamark Black Ink.

To add some color to this black and white card, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops Caribbean Ocean to add that interest.

Nice simple and easy.

What do you thing?  Please let me know below!

Supplies used:

Hugs HopeKisses Mini Misti Caribbean OceanRecollections White HeavyweightOnyx Versafine Ink MFT Stitched Strip

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Simple Stenciling with So Suzy Stamps

Hello everyone!  I’m here with So Suzy Stamps.  This month the design team is doing a year in review and I was given the month of February to showcase.  Do you remember what stamps were released in February of this year?

No worries, I’m going to refresh your memory.  Starting with this Hello Friend Stamp set!! I’m going to show you how to combine simple stenciling with stamping.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (SSS)

See, simple stenciling with stamping.  I used a retired Stampin’ Up! Stencils and Distress Inks Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door.  I took my time and blend the colors together from both directions.

Once the blending was complete, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Black Ink.

I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops to create the black accented dots the the card front.

How fun was this!!

What do think? Please let me know below.

Now don’t forget to check out So Suzy Shop for all of her new goodies in her store.

Supplies used:

Nuvo Ebony Black

Thanks for stopping by!


How to Create a Clean and Simple Card using Prima Rub-ons and Glitter

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing a card created with Foiling and Prima Rub-ons with you.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

Imagine (SSS) sneak peek

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Coloring With Recycled Color Pencils

Second Post for today
If your looking for the Your Next Stamp post, click here

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on So Suzy’s blog today sharing a card colored with recycled color pencils with you.

Here is a sneak peek of that card:

Never Grow Up1 (SSS)

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!!


Embossed Tulip Background

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with So Suzy Stamps and boy can I tell you, this months release is amazing.  I love all of the new stamps that’s being released today.

My favorite is the Tulip Background Stamp!! I had the privilege to see this stamp back in January while at CHA.  I couldn’t wait to get this stamp in my hand.

Take a look at my card:

You're Amazing (SSS)

What do you think of this stamp now that you’ve seen it in action? It’s so delicate and dainty!!

Here is how I created this card:

I stamped my image using a Misti and Versamark ink for full coverage. 

Tulip Misit (SSS)

Then I added Hero Arts White embossing powder to the stamped image.

Embossed (SSS)

After that, I heat set the embossing powder. Making sure the embossing powered melted so that you don’t smudge the embossing powder on the card.

Tulips (SSS)

I created a watercolor panel using Prima Confection Watercolor.

Then I used my heat gun and heat set the watercolor panel.

After that I added the watercolor panel to the card  front using Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.

I took a piece of vellum, stamped So Suzy Stamp Your Amazing Stamp Set and add it to the card front.

I used the two gumdrops to hid the glue.

What do you think?  Please let me know below. I had so much fun creating this card.

I’m entering this card into Darnell’s NBUS #6 Challenge.

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Supplies used:

Tulip Background  Youre Amazing Prima Watercolor Confection VersamarkMini Misti DimesionalHero Arts Clear Embossing Powder

Thank You so much for stopping by!