Decorated Mother’s Day Frame

Hello, everyone!!! I’m here today to show you a how I decorated a Mother’s Day frame for my mom.

Do you buy or create gifts to give to your Mom on Mother’s Day? I love creating gifts for my mother. She gets so tickled pink when she gets something that was created just for her.

This year is no different. My mother loves getting photos of all of her children in one picture. That rarely happens so when I went through my photos on my camera, I found one that she doesn’t have and would totally love.

 Let’s take a look:

I used Deflecto’s 8 x 10 Clear Frame for this gift! I went through my scrapbook stash to find the perfect embellishments to personalized the frame.  Once I found the perfect embellishments from Simple Stories Love Adore Kit, I went straight to work.

Here’s how I created it:

 1. Before entering the photo into the frame, I placed it down on my table mat that has lines.

2. Using the lines, I lined up the letters for the sentiment on the top and bottom of the frame.

3. Once all of the stickers are neatly placed on the frame, I added the photo to the frame.

 My mother is going to love this picture frame. This photo was taken four years ago when my younger brother was graduating from high school. Next weekend he is graduating from college, so we get to take another group photo. Depending on how it looks, I might swoop this photo for that one, LOL!
So what do you think? Will you decorate your picture frames with stickers in this manner? I would love to hear from you.
Supplies used:

Simple Stories - Love and Adore Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - Combo

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Creating Signage for a School Halloween Party

Second Post for today
If your looking for YNS Halloween Series post, click here

Hello everyone!! I’m on the Deflecto Blog again this week with another super fun and delicious project for you using Deflecto’s 8.5 x 11 Pink Border Craft Frame!

I created a super sign for my daughters class for halloween and breast cancer awareness month.

Here’s a sneak peek:


Do you want to see the entire banner?  Head on over to the Deflecto Blog to get the full tutorial and the full reveal.

Please let me know what you think?  Just leave me a message on their blog letting me know.

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{Clean and Simple} CASology 216 – Frame

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:


What a fun cue card!!  There are so many ways to interpret this cue card.  I wanted to take the word for what it was.

I used My Favorite Things Rectangle Peek-a-Boo Window to dry emboss the frame on the front of the card using Spellbinders Embossing Mat with the Big Shot.

Then I stamped the pumpkin and sentiment from the new Right At Home Grateful Heart stamp set in the center of the frame using Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Wick ink.

After that, I watercolored the the pumpkin with Distress Ink Carved Pumpkin and Mowed Lawn.

I added a little bit of splatter for interest.

Lets take a closer look:


Nice and easy.

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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Supplies Used:
Rect peek a boo rectangle window dierah-grateful-heart


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Your Next Stamp DT Dare – Frame It

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 Frame It!!  The design team was asked to create a project using one of the new stamp sets from the July release.  I went with the new School Notes stamp set and the Stitched Circle Frame Die for my project.

Take a look at my project:

Smile school bus

YNS Supplies: School Notes, Stitched Circle Frame Die, Crystal Clear Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Recollection Black Heavyweight Cardstock, Clearsnap White Embossing Powder, 3M Foam Tape, BoBunny Believe Pattern Paper, Versamark Ink, Envelop Punch Board

To create this card, die cut the circle frame out of pattern paper.  Use it as a place holder so you can see where to would stamp the image and sentiment with Versamark Ink.

Then you sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set.

Add 3M Foam tape behind the circle and adhere it to the card front.

Round the corn and your done.

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!

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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.


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How to Decorate a Photo Frame with Ink

Fourth Post for today
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If your looking for So Suzy Stamps post, click here

Hey everyone!! I’m up on the Clearsnap Blog today sharing how I decorated a photo frame with ink for the May Color Challenge.

Take a look at the Inspiration photo:


My project today is a super cool project.  I decorated a photo frame with ink and had a blast doing it. The best part about this photo frame is its a gift for my dad!

Now onto my photo frame:

Oh I love how this frame turned out!! The colors are fantastic!! The best part of this process is no drying time!! The ink dries almost immediately!

Here’s how this frame was created:

Cover your workstation up with a craft mat! I can’t stress that enough.

Then apply the ink directly to the frame using the ink pad itself.

With the second color, press the ink pad down onto the craft mat, leaving some ink residue behind.

Second color

With a craft paint brush pick up the ink and apply it to the edge.

NOTE: You have to move fast because this ink dries super fast.

Pick up ink

Once your done applying the color to the edges, add color to white cardstock to create a matching flower.

Create a flower using a die and the color cardstock.

Create a flower

Then you stamp whatever sentiment you want on the frame.  The frame is complete.

Take a look at it again:

I gave the frame to my dad and he loved it!!  Something to hold onto for a long time to come.  Now my brothers and sister know that I’m the favorite so they don’t mind not being included.  LOL!!!

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

Supplies used:

Sophisticated Script Spiral Flower Die Surfacez Tiki Teal Surfacez Passion-Purple

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Waffle Flower Craft – Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our ninth challenge for 2015! I love this challenge, it really takes me out of my safe space when creating.

This weeks photo is so lovely!

Take a look:

Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration May 25

This photo inspired me to create a shaker card!

Take a look:

With Love (WFC)

I told you I love the new release dies and stamps!! I couldn’t help myself in using this die again.

I’m also obsessed with shaker cards now that I know how to make them with ease!!

Let’s look at how I created this card:

1. I die cut all of my frames using Waffle Flower Craft Doily Square Die.

With Love 1

2.  To start I added adhesive to the front panel base die cut layer. I’m doing this so that my frames will stay in place.

With Love 2

3. I added the second die cut base that will hold my actually frame in place.

With Love 3

4. I added my pink frame to the base.  I also added the Kraft inserts around the pink frame.  I added to much tape so I decided to add these pieces to over up the tape.

With Love 4

5.  Now its time to make the shaker part of my card!!  Yayy!  I love this part.

Ok, I took one of my memory keepers scrapbook sleeves and cut it in half.  I taped down my die with washi tape to keep it in place.

With Love 5

6. I meant to take a photo of my actually using the fuse but I forgot but you will see it below.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool to seal the edges.  Then I cut off the excess plastic. After tracing the edge of the die, your shaker pocket looks like this. Can you see what I did wrong here?  Yes, I sealed the entire thing before adding my sequin, LOL!  Ok, easy fix.  I just use my Kraft knife to open up a small portion.

I told you I love making these.  I get so excited.

With Love 6

7. After filling the pocket with Lucy Adams Phosphorescence Sequin, I used the fuse tool to seal the shaker pocket up. I just laid the die back on the pocket lining it up with the previous fuse.

With Love 7

8. Here is what the pocket looks like when its sealed and ready to add to your card.

What I notice what this pocket fit but it was to big.  I used the bigger die and didn’t need to.  I need to use the smaller die from that set.  So I started over.

With Love 8

9.  Ok, this die is much better.  The actually frame where the shaker will show is this size so there was no need for the bigger one.

So, I did the same thing I did above.

With Love 9

10. See here you can see me using the fuse to seal the sides of my shaker pocket.

With Love 10

11. Here you can see that I added the sequin and trimmed the edges down.  I’m sealing the opening so that my sequin doesn’t fall out.

With Love 11

12. Here is my finished pocket!  I left some of the edge so that I can adhere it to my card base.

With Love 12

13. I add tape to my card panel. So that my shaker pocket will stay in place.

With Love 13

14. I adhered the shaker pocket so that the fused line doesn’t show through the window of the card.

With Love 14

15. I added foam tape to the card panel that it will stick to the card base with some room for my sequin to shake.

With Love 15

16. I added the front panel to my card base. So how easy that was.  Super fun to create.

With Love 16

17.  To finish the card off, I die cut 4 Waffle Flower Craft With Love Word Die out of Simon Says Stamp Lemon Chiffon Yellow Cardstock.

With Love 17

18. I adhered them with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and adhered it to the front of my card.

That’s my card for this challenge.  I challenge you to make a shaker card. It’s super fun and pretty.

Do you see how I used the colors to create my card.  I love this color scheme.

So what do you think? Please let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

Doily Square Die fuse bundlePhosphorescence SSS Lemon Chiffon YellowTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

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Top Dog Die Release Sneak Peak + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!!! Its Top Dog Dies Wednesday and I have a surprise for you. I have some exciting news to share!!!

Top Dog Die will release 7 new dies tomorrow, May 20th!! Yayyy, I can’t wait to you see these dies that are being released.  They are totally awesome!!  You will drool! I can’t wait to share these new dies with all of you!!


I was given permission to do a sneak peak of one of dies, (wait I used two new dies, shh don’t tell) before its time. Yayyyyyyy!!  I’m so happy to have this opportunity!

Yesterday, we found out that the CASology Cue Card is “Wedding” so I’m continuing with that theme!!

Take a look at my card:

Wedding (TDD)

This would have been perfect for that challenge.  I might enter it anyway, LOL!!

I told you, you were going to love these dies!! The Top Dog Dies Wedding Die Set is amazing.

TDD Wedding Die
This set has 9 die which are the suit, dress, rings, shirt, bow tie, flowers and a diamond shape.  You will not be disappointed in the least bit.  I can see a shaker card being created with this set too.

This card is full of die cuts.  Very clean and simple.  I used Simon Says Stamps Congratulations Stamp to stamp the sentiment.

I love working with this set.  I can’t wait to sit and play with them again.

I have more good news for all of you.  So, not only was I given a chance to showcase this die set early, I’m allowed to give one away!!!

Yes, I’m doing a giveaway!!

All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know if you like attending wedding.  This giveaway will end 11:59pm May 24, 2015.

So what do you think of my card?  Please let me know below.

Don’t forget, the full release is will happen tomorrow, May 21!  Please be sure to come back so you can see what my fellow DT members and myself have created for this release!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!



Waffle Flower Crafts – Photo Inspiration Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I’m here with our new Waffle Flower Crafts Photo Inspiration Challenge!!!

This is our seventh challenge for 2015. I can’t believe we are at the end of April already!!  It just started yesterday, LOL.  Seriously, where did the time go?  Spring is creep in slowly on the Northeast coast.  I can’t wait for it to get warmer.

Waffle Flower Photo Inspiration

These colors remind me of spring!!  Which I hope gets here soon.  I have to admit, this photo really gave me a run for my money.  I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do.

It took me two weeks and some new stamps to figure out what I want to do.

Take a look at my card:

Smile It Looks Good On You (WFC)

Once I received my new stamps and dies, I figured out what I wanted to do.

I decided to go with the mirror in the photo! So that is what I created, a mirror with no glass!

Here is how I created my card:

1. I cut my Simon Says Stamp Mint cardstock to 5 x 10 scored at 5.

2. I die cut Waffle Flower Crafts Doily Square die out of Stampin’ Up! Brushed Gold cardstock.

3. I placed my cardstock on my new Misti so that I could place my stamps inside my frame for perfect placement.

Using misti

4.I used Waffle Flower Crafts Planted Stamp Set to stamp my potted flower with Waffle Flower Crafts Spring Blend Inks.

5.I used Waffle Flower Crafts Doily Circle Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment and hearts with the same Spring Blend Ink.

6. I attached my frame with foam adhesive.

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the hearts and smile.

Smile It Looks Good On You closeup

I’m super excited about my card.  It turned out very pretty.  I’m glad I waited for the new release.

So what do you think?  Please let me know.

Now its your turn!! I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

SSS Mint CardstockDoily Square Die Brushed GoldMisti Doily Circle Stamp Set Spring Blend InkpadWink of Stella clear

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We are family!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with Addicted To CAS Challenge.  The code word is: Family!!

ATCAS - code word familyWhen I saw this code word, I knew I had to use my new Create a Smile Monster Party stamp set.  Those monsters are so cute!  They make such a great family!!

Take a look:

Monster Family

Aren’t they cutest family!!  This reminds me of a family portraiture where everyone is doing there only thing.

I choose that sentiment from The Alley Way Stamps Rock Solid because its so fitting for me.  I have so many people in my life that treat me like family and I love that for that.  Its such a nice feeling.

So here is how I created this card:

1. I used Simon Says Stamp School House Red cardstock for my card base.

2. Then I used Stampin’ Up! Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to create this funny dots on the front to my card base.  I though these dots were so fitting for my Monster Family!

3. I used Stampin’ Up! Deco Labels Framelit Die and cut out the largest frame on the front of my card base.

4. I stamped my Monster Family on Neenah Solar White cardstock and then colored them using my Copic markers.  I’m not perfect but I getting better with them, LOL!!

In order from left to right:

small monster: Go2, G04

big monster: B00, B02, B04, R29

small monster: R24, R27

big monster: Y13, Y15, Y19

flowers: G04

5. I stamped the small star-like stamp and the sentiment stamp using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

6. I used foam adhesive to my color panel and attached it to the red card base.

7. I added glossy accents to the blue monster’s eye and Clear Wink of Stella to all of my monsters.

Monster Family closeup

Nice and simple with some dimension!!

What do you think? Let me know below!!

Supplies used:

Monster Party Rock SolidSSS schoolhouse redDecorative Dots Embossing FolderclassiccrestsolarwhtieMemento Black Ink3M Mounting Tapeglossy accentsWink of Stella clear

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