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!!

Rubber Dance Stamp April 2017 Theme Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with the Rubber Dance Stamp April 2017 Theme Challenge!!

Take a look at the theme of this challenge:

Check out what I created to inspire you:

I think I’m addicted to these colors.  I just notice my last challenge I used the same colors!!  LOL!!

Here is how I created these tags:

  1. I used a couple of scrap pieces of a master board that I created weeks ago using a Gel Press Impressable Overlapping Circles Plate
  2. I used Reverse Confetti Tag Me, Too Confetti Cut to die cut two tags out of the master board.
  3. I stamped Rubber Dance Stamp Artists Plate and Rounds in Circle to add some black to the tag.
  4. I die cut two tags out of black cardstock to add to the back of the masterboard tags using Tombow Mono Adhesive +.

Super simple and easy!!

Guess what!!!  If you like this stamp set or any other stamp set from Rubber Dance Stamp, use coupon code: KTFreeShip for free shipping!!  YES, Free Shipping.

Now onto the challenge prizes!

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 April 30, 2017, midnight Central European Time.  Which is 6:00 PM, April 30, 2017!! Please pay attention to this time. Here in NY, we are 6 hours behind Norway! 

Supplies used:


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Using Pattern Paper to Create a CAS Card

Hello everyone!! I’m here today using pattern paper to create a CAS card. Gossamer Blue is a monthly crafts club dedicated to inspiring and motivation memory keepers and crafters alike.

Each month they come out with 3 different types of kits:

  1. Scrapbook Kit
  2. Life Pages Kit
  3. Planner Kit

Each kit is full of amazing goodies!

Here are some peeks at some of the kits:

Planner Kit Goodies

Life Pages Kit Goodies

 I used the Planner Pages Kit paper to create my card, take a look:

Here’s how I created this card:

  1. Cut the card base to 4.25 by 11, scored at 5.50.
  2. Cut the pattern paper to 4.25 by 5.50.
  3. Adhered the pattern paper to the card front using Tombow Mono Adhesive + Permanent.
  4. Using Lawn Fawn Stitched Heart Envelope Die cut the small note card out of Bristol cardstock.
  5. Use the Mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment from The Stamp Market You Are My Fave stamp set on the die cut notecard using Versafine Onyx Ink.
  6. Add 3M foam adhesive to the note card and adhere it to the center of the card front.

Nice, easy and a great way to use up pattern paper.

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

Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Stitched Heart EnvelopeMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented 

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Using the Smaller Stamps – Rubber Dance Stamps

Hello everyone!!  I’m here again Guest Designing with Rubber Dance Stamp.

This time I here with a Clean and Simple card, which is my signature style.

Here is a sneak peek:


If you want to see the entire card and the tutorial on how to create this card, stop on over Rubber Dance Stamps blog.

I hope to see you there, please leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card. I also hope you play along with the Rubber Dance Stamps blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Clean and Simple} CASology 214 – Beach

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

This week’s cue card:

Week 214 - Beach

Take a look at my card:

Hello Friend (CAS)

I have I told you how much I do not like the fall or winter!  I hate being cold and to see the summer end is killing me.  I love how we are using this cue card now!  The weather is changing and its no longer 90 degrees outside.  So going to the beach is about to be in our distant memory.

When I sat down to create my card, I immediately thought of So Suzy Stamps new release. The Beach Grass stamp to be exact!! This stamp set is just perfect for this week’s challenge.

I love how the grass gives the feeling of motion, the nice ocean breeze.  Oh when I close my eyes, I can feel it!  Can you?

Creating this card was easy as 1-2-3!

  • I used a A2 (4.25×5.50) size card base to start with.
  • Then I used the Mini Misti to stamp the Beach Grass stamp set across the front of the card in black.
  • After that I used Concord & 9th Flourish stamp set to stamp the sentiment.
  • Last but not least, I rounded the top right corner for added interest.

Nice and easy, I must say.  I love how the black and white keeps the card elegant.  Concord & 9th sentiment font is so fitting for this card as well.

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.

DT Badge

Our sponsor this week is Cindy B Designs!

Supplies used:

Beach Grass Flourish_4x6_For_Web-01_grande   stamping tool

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Celebrating Women

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 Celebrate Women!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the March release.  I went with a new Cute Alpha Squares Stamp for my project.

Take a look at my project:

I am women (YNS)

I went with a very clean black and white style card!!  When creating my card, I thought about all of the women in the women in the world that has to prove to everyone that they are capable of doing great things.   This is such a great mantra!

This is a very simple card to create.

The card size is 4 by4 and the front card panel is 3.5 by 3.5.

I positioned the stamps on the card panel and closed my Mini Misti so that I could stamp more then once just in case the ink is splotchy.

I added foam to the back of the panel and adhered that to the card base.

Nice and easy!!

I created another card using an other stamp because it fits the theme as well.

Brave women (YNS)

What do you think?  Please 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 to head on over to the Your Next Stamp Store to take advantage of the online discount code below and save an extra 20% on everything in the store!!

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.


Supplies used:

Recollections White HeavyweightCute Alpha Squares Little Darling ArcherMFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thanks for stopping by!


CS Make It Take It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration

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 Inspiration for the month of November.

This month’s theme is Take a Stamp!!  That means take any stamp and create something, anything goes!! Now if that isn’t easy, I’m not sure what is!!

Take a look at my card:

New York (TIMI)

I love this Sketchy Cities America stamp set from Altenew!!  Its my first set from them and I couldn’t wait to use it. NY is such a great city with so many hidden treasures.

Creating this card was simple.  I just stamped my images and sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink.  I love this monochromatic look for this card.  Such a great masculine card.

Now its your turn to play along!


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 November is: Magenta!

Magenta are very kindly offering a $5 flat rate shipping deal to all CS readers on all stencils and cling stamps! Simply use the code: PromoCSUK at checkout.


Prize pack includes: 4 Stencils and 3 Mask

Prize pic

Poinsetta Rectangle MC15 (large picture)

Top row left to right:
Mini Poinsetta TM125
Christmas Ornaments TM135
Mistletoe Wreath MC14

Bottom Row Left to Right:
Poinsetta MC13
Mini Holly TM124
Stylized Holly small TM127

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:

sketchy cities america MFT Hybrid Black InkRecollections White Heavyweight

Thanks for stopping by!