Altenew Black and White Paper Pack

Hello everyone!!  I’m up on Altenew’s blog today showcasing the brand new Essential Black and White 6×6 paper pack.

Let’s take a look:

Essential Black and White Paper Pack

To learn all about this elegant paper pack and how to create this album, stop on by Altenew’s blog for the full tutorial and photos.

Supplies used:

    We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch Bindery Tool - Version 2We R Memory Keepers - The Cinch - Binding Wires - 5/8 Inch - Black

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Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Anything But A Card

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 ABC (Anything But A Card)!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the September release.

Take a look at my project:

Dill 1 (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Dill-ightful Stamp Set, Dill-ightful Die Set

Other Supplies: Retired Stampin’ Up Storytime DSP, Retired Stampin’ Up Kraft box, Copic Markers, Stampin Up Button, My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink 

Here’s how I created this card:

All I did was cut 4 pieces of the  DSP to 3.50 x 2.50 for the sides and the pieces for the top of the box was cut to 3.50 x 3.50 and 3.25 x 3.25.  I adhered the pieces to the box.

Then I color the pickles using my Copic Markers: YG23, YG25, R20.  I die cut them out and adhered them to the box.

After that I stamped my sentiment and adhered it behind the baby pickle.

I cut 3 strips of the same DSP and created a bow for the top of the box. I added a button in the center of the bow.

Dill (YNS)

Nice 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.


I’m also entering my project into the NBUS Challenge #5:

Supplies used:

Dill-ightful Dill-ightful diesMFT Hybrid Black Ink

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Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CAS(E) this sketch #91!  The sketch artist is N@Ali and her sketch is right up my alley, Clean and Simple!

Take a look at her sketch:


I’m also here with Paper Smooches Sparks: Anything Goes.

Anything Goes PSS FINAL

When I saw this sketch, I wanted to add a butterfly to my card because I love butterflies and they look so pretty on simple cards.

I decided against it because earlier this week I said I was going to start using things in my craft corner that I hardly or never use, so that is what I did.

Take a look at my card:


This card was pretty easy to create.  I love these colors, they are so pretty.

Here is how I created this card:

1. I cut my Stampin’ Up! Blackberry Bliss cardstock to a A2 size card (4.25 x 5.50)

2. I cut a 1′ stripe of Stampin’ Up! Moonlight DSP and flagged the end.  I adhered it to my card front using Fuse Fast Adhesive.

3. I cut out two flowers using Stampin’ Up! Blossom Punch out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock and Moonlight DSP.  I adhered the flowers on top of one another catty-corner so you could see both of them using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

4.  I also cut out 4 “hello’s” using Technique Tuesdays Say It-Hello die out of Stampin’ Up! Hello Honey cardstock.  I adhered to my card base using the Fuse Fast Adhesive.

5.  Something was missing so I added Stampin’ Up! Vintage Faceted Button to the center of the flower.

6. I then added a retired Stampin’ Up! Rhinestone to the center of that button for added interest.  I used the Hello Honey marker to color the rhinestone. I rounded the corners.

7. My daughter said my card wasn’t complete without some Clear Wink of Stella on the word hello.  So I added that, lol.

So what do you think?  Please let me know down below.


Supplies used:

Blackberry Bliss CSMoonlight DSP Stack Fuse Fast Adhesive Blossom Punch Hello Honey CSNew Color Insert - Small - Portrait- FrontVintage Faceted ButtonsIn Color MarkersWink of Stella clear

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Oh Happy Day

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted in the last couple of days because my camera card refused to work.  What nerve!!  We spend all of this money on these cards and they want to act funny.  Luck for me I do not reuse cards.  Once a card is full I buy another, so I have plenty on hand.  Unlucky for me I had to go through one of them and delete some photos so I can take these photos.  Yes, Oh Happy Day for me.  LOL.

Ok, on to why I’m here today.

I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #74.  The Muse for this week is Jennifer Wills!

Check out her card:


I have to say, when I saw this card I was a bit intimidated.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, what I can do or what I should do.  My brain was on frozen mode.  Then I thought I want to keep my card clean and simple.  Then I thought maybe I will die cut, but I knew everyone else would, so I didn’t want to do that.

I decided that I would only die cut my center piece and then add embellishments to give the card dimension.

Take a look:

Oh Happy Day side

I die cut my square then added pattern paper.

I rounded the corner, stamped my sentiment, added my twine and button.

Clean and Simple to the max.

By the way, I have been playing with my camera, trying to get brighter pictures that are sharp and crisp.  What do you think?  Any suggestions.

I used my:

Canon 40D

Shooting Mode: AV (Aperture Value)

50mm lens f/1.4

Aperture: 1.4

Shutter speed: 1/80

Exposure Compensation: +1

White Balance: Daylight (I will try Auto next time to see what results I get)

Please let me know what you think.


Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CSclassiccrestsolarwhtieStudio Calico Snippets paper padWoodButtons_EtchedButterfly-360x360Bermuda Bay Bakers TwineWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperHello Sunshine Stamp SetStampin' Dimensionals
Thank you so much for stopping by!