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!!

CS Take It Make It: Stamping Huge Sentiments

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 July.

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:

Hello Friend (TIMI)

I absolutely love this Mama Elephant Hello Friend Wishes stamp set!! The font is so pretty!!  Its the perfect sentiment that looks amazing all by itself.

I decided to create a shaker card!!  You know how much I love shaker cards.

Here is how I created this card:

  1.  Blend Distress Ink Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Salty Ocean on a piece of card stock.
  2. Then stamp the Mama Elephant Hello Friend sentiment with Versamark Ink.
  3. Cover the stamped image with Colorbox White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  4. Cut the frame out of black heavyweight cardstock using Mama Elephant Framed Tags – Park Avenue – Creative Cuts.
  5. Using the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool, the We Re Memory Keepers Photo Sleeves and the Mama Elephant die to create the shaker pocket.  For the full tutorial, check out his post.
  6. Before sealing the shaker pocket fill it with Little Things Crystal Sparkly from Lucy’s Cards.
  7. Add some foam strips to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

Super pretty!!

Sooooo, what do you think? Please let me know below.


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 July is: Calico Craft Parts!

Calico Crafts Parts




Prize:3 aperture ATB kits, 4 beach/nautical mini shape sheets,
seashell frame ATC blank, nautical shrine kit.

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.

I’m also entering Virginia’s View Challenge#22: All About Colors

V V Challenge #22

Supplies used:

Hello Friends Wishes  Colorbox White Embossing Powder FT-PARK-AVE-CC_largeCrystal Sparkly from Lucy's Cards  3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thank you so much for stoping by!!