Technique Tuesday June 2019 New Release Day

Hello everyone!!! It’s that time again, Technique Tuesday June 2019 release is here.

Welcome to Technique Tuesday June 2019 Release Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing all of the new stamps and dies.  If you arrived here from the talented blog, Emily Leiphart then you are on the right track. If you arrived here on your own, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Technique Tuesday blog so that you don’t miss a thing!

Take a look at what I created:

Helen & Harry the Hippos

I love creating these little notebooks. They are easy to make and come in handy. They fit right in my pocket and handbag.

Clean and simple is my favorite style so that is what I created, with some basic coloring.

Helen & Harry the Hippos

What do you think?

Now check out what my teammates have in store for you.

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:


Technique Tuesday


Norine Borys

Jung AhSang

Emily Leiphart

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Dana Kirby

Nathalie DeSousa

Amy Kolling

Ana Anderson

Latisha Yoast

Allison Arbour

Sheree Forcier

Yasmin Diaz

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. The Technique Tuesday products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

Helen & Harry the Hippos Recycled Color Pencils

Thank you so much for stopping by!

CS Take It Make It: Take a Stamp Challenge Inspiration Photo

Second Post for today
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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 Photo.

Once again 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 baby

Isn’t this happy hippo the cutest!! This stamp is from a new company to me called Uchi’s Design!! They are a clear stamps and craft company based in Florida.

I first met Luciana at CHA January 2016 and loved the stamp sets and dies.  We found each other on Instagram and was able to get my hands on this adorable set.

I created yet again an nice clean and simple card.  Here’s how:

  1. I used an A2 card size, 4.25 by 5.50 scored by 5.50.
  2. I stamped the hippo image from Uchi’s Design Happy Hippo stamp set using the Mini Misti and My Favorite Favorite Things Hybrid Ink since I’m going to use Copic Marker to color it.
  3. I used Copic Marker C1, C3, C5 for the hippo and BG11, BG13, BG15 for the balloon.
  4. I used Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamp set to stamp the sentiment.
  5. I used Ranger Glossy Accents to give the balloon some dimension.

Nice and easy, right?  What do you think?


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 May is: Designs By Georgina!

Designs by Georgina

Prizes by Georginia

Prize: 3 Stamps Sets and 3 New Release Stencils

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:

Happy Hippo Sophisticated Script  Mini Misti  MFT Hybrid Black Ink

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Top Dog Dies – 4th of July Celebration

Third Post for the day

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If your looking for a2z Scrapbooking July 2015 Challenge, click here

Hello everyone!!! It’s Top Dog Die Wednesday!!  I’m here today showcasing Top Dog Dies Hippo Die Set!!

TDD Hippo SetThis die set is my favorite die set from Top Dog Dies last release.  I just love how the hippos look!!

Take a look at my card:

Let Freedom Ring (TDD)

Isn’t that hippo just the cutest big you’ve seen!!!  Check out how I can created this card:

1. I attached Simple Stories Stars and Strips pattern paper to the card base.

Card 1

2. I used Top Dog Dies Pocket Banner Die Set to cut out a pocket page journal card out of the same pattern paper pack.

Card 2

3. Then I die cut the hippo out using the Hippo Die Set out of the same pattern paper pack.

Card 3

4. Then I added an action wobbler to the back of the hippo.  I want my hippo to move instead or staying stationary.

Card 5

5. I added my hippo to the pocket journal card.

Card 6

6. Take a look at that action wobbler from the side video.  Super cute and fun.

Card 7

7.  Then I added this pocket journal page to the card base.  I added some sticker from the kit.

I had so much fun creating this card.

What do you think?  Let me know below!

Supplies used:

TDD Hippo Set TDD Pocket Pages Banner DieSimple Stories Stars and Stripes  Action Wobbler

Thanks for stopping by!!



Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories Collaboration



Hello everyone!!  I’m super excited about this blog post today! Its Top Dog Dies Wednesday!

Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories have teamed up for an amazing product swap!!  All week long you will see projects from all of the members of our design team using products from both companies.  You are going to love what you see.

Top Dog Dies just released 8 new die sets, that are super cute and amazing.  Simple Stories release a couple of fabulous pattern paper collections that work wonderfully with our new dies!!

Wait I have more, who doesn’t love a giveaway!!  Be sure to enter to win a prize package from both Top Dog Dies and Simple Stories!  I will give you all of those detail after you see my projects that I’ve created.

My First card:

Thanks (TDD)

I used Top Dog Dies Flamingo Die Set and Simple Stories So Fancy Pattern Paper to create this cute thank you card.

I simple die cut my flamingos and water from the pattern paper and adhered them to the card front.  I used Papertrey Ink’s Swoosh Stamp Set.

I added the Simple Stories So Fancy Enamel Dots.

Easy Peasy!!


My Second card:

Hello Hippo (TDD)

Check out this hippo hello card!!

I love this die set!  I used Top Dog Dies Hippos Die Set and Simple Stories So Rad Pattern Paper to create my Hippo and his bird friend!

I simple die cut the hippo and the bird out of the pattern paper and adhered them to my card.

I used Top Dog Dies Hello Die Set to add my sentiment that was die cut out of the same pattern paper.

I added Simple Stories So Rad Enamel Dots for added interest.

Clean and Simple just the way I like it.


My third card:

Hello Hello Hippo (TDD)

Here is my second hippo card.  I couldn’t get enough of those hippos.

For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Hippo die again.  I used Simple Stories Summer Vibes Pattern Paper and cover my card front with one of the papers in the pack.

I added my hippo up against the wording on the bottom of the paper.  I cut out the hello’s from another one of the pattern papers in the pack and adhered them to the card front.  The hippo looks like he is saying hello with the tilted head, LOL!!

I round one of the corners for added interest!


My Fourth and finally project:

Flip Flops (TDD)

I’m super excited to share this one with all of you.  I totally stepped out of my comfort zone on this one.

I used Top Dog Dies Flip Flops Die Set and Simple Stories Summer Vibe 3 x 4 Journaling Cards Elements to create my pocket letter.

I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool and a page protector to create this pockets that my cards and embellishments will be stored.

I will have a tutorial on how I created this pocket letter next week. This post will be way to long for that.  I can’t wait to share how I created this with all of you.  I loved making it.

I know that was a lot of stuff to digest, but it was great stuff to inspire you!!

My favorite die set is the Hippo and my favorite pattern paper is the So Fancy paper!!!

Which one is yours?

You could win $50 worth of Top Dog Dies products by entering your email on the Top Dog Dies blog.  

You could win a Summer Vibes prize pack by entering the Rafflecopter on the Simple Stories blog.

Fun right!!  Have fun all week long!!

Supplies used:

Flamingo card

TDD Flamingo SetSo Fancy paper So Fancy Enamal dotsPTI Swoosh



Hippo Card:

TDD Hippo SetSo Rad paper TDD Hello Die SetSo Rad Enamel dots



Second Hippo Card:

TDD Hippo Set Summer Vibe paper

Pocket letter:

TDD Flip Flop Summer Vibe 3x4cards fuse bundle2013-2015 In Color Sequin Feel good flairSummer Vibe Enamel dots

Thanks for stopping by!!


Hello Hippo!!

Hello everyone!!  I popping in today with a cute card I created this weekend! I had some time to sit and color with my daughter.


This image from Gerda Steiner Designs!!  It’s the Hippo with Butterfly digital image.  Her hippos are super cute.  I have them all!!  I just need more time to color.

So which color shirt do you like?  I went with the orange one.  It just looks so cute on that hippo.

Take a look at my card:

Hello Hippo

Oh, look how cute that hippo looks!!  He tickles me!!

Wait before I continue, did you see my new watermark for my pictures!!!  I’m excited about it.  My good friend Kristina Beagle from Live Love Laugh Scrap created it for me.  Oh man, can I say she made my day yesterday!! Thanks you so much Kristina!!  Go and check her out, she is a fabulous card maker!

Now if you’ve been following me lately, you know that I have a love for shaker cards because of my new Fuse tool.  I can make shaker cards all day long.

This card was pretty easy to make as well.

1. I used Mama Elephant Femme Frames (which I can’t find as a stand along die anymore, I see them under the Basic Set) to cut out to frames from the Simon Says Stamp June 2015 card kit.

2. I used Mama Elephant Sew Fancy Circle die to cut a circle in the yellow pattern paper.

3. I used my We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool and the plastic slips to created a shaker pocket.

4. I added Pretty Pink Posh 4mm and 6mm sparkling clear sequins to the shaker pocket and used the fuse tool to seal it shut.

5. I adhered the shaker packet to the back of the yellow pattern paper with adhesive.

6. I attached that top panel to the orange panel with foam tape.

7. I attached the entire panel to the card base with adhesive.

8. I used Copic markers to color my hippo.

Y17, Y38, T0, T1, T2, B000

9. I used Top Dog Dies Hello Die to cut 2 hello’s for my sentiment. I adhered the two pieces together then attached it to the card front.

And there you have it!!  My cute hippo card.  Nothing to it!

Gerda Steiner Designs is have a Design Team Call and I figured why not put my name in the pot!

Gerda DT Call

I’m also linking up my card up to Challenge Up Your Life.



Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

So what do you think? Let me know below.

Supplies used:

Hippo with ButterflySSS June CK FEMME_FRAMES-CC_large SEW FANCY fuse bundlePretty Pink Posh Sequins 4mm Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sequins TDD Hello Die Set


Thanks for stopping by!