Happy Day with Concord & 9th

Concord and 9th

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today showcasing the yet another stamp set from Concord & 9th August Release.

Today it’s all about balloons with the Happy Balloon stamp set!!

Let’s take a look:

concord & 9th happy balloon

I love how the balloons can be used as hot air balloons too.  This stamp set is so versatile and can be used all year round.

Here’s how I created this card:

Simple stamp the solid balloon using Altenew Deep Iris Ink.

Using the decorative balloon stamp and the basket stamp, stamp the image using Altenew Black Ink.

To finish the card off, stamp the sentiment right under the balloon.

Nice, clean and simple.  This card is so doable and the possibilities of making a couple of these cards are great.

Supplies used:

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Happy Balloons Stamp Set

Deep Iris Ink  Jet Black InkMini MISTI - Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented

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So Suzy Stamps Happiness Is.. and a Giveaway!!

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with So Suzy Stamps Blog Challenge!!  The theme is Happiness is…!

This is such an awesome theme.  All of us have things that simply make us happy!!

For me its, hanging out with my children, nieces and nephew and my brothers and sisters!! I’m so grateful for all of them.

Here’s a picture of my siblings and I:

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We love having fun!! I love these people!!

We also love traveling together.  We have such a great time together.  So when I created my card I thought of them.

Take a look at my card:

Happiness is..an open road

All of us love adventures and we aren’t afraid to take them.  All we need is an “open road and a sunset to chase”, when we hit the road.

For details on how I created this card, please visit So Suzy Stamps Blog.

You have no reason to not play along with our challenge this month because you can download the SVG “Happiness Is…” File for Free from the So Suzy Stamps Store.


I’m giving away the Happiness Stamp and the Vintage Balloon to one lucky winner who leaves a comment on my Suzy Stamps Blog post letting me know what happiness is to you!  This giveaway ends September 17 at 11:59pm EST!

Good Luck!!

I can’t wait to see what you create!!

What do you think of my card?  Let me know below!

I’m also entering my card in the NBUS Challenge #5:


Supplies used:

Happiness is Open Road Vintage Balloon  SU Watercolor Wonder

MFT Hybrid Black Ink


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Your Next Stamp July 2015 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!! This is my first post as a Your Next Stamp Design Team member!!  I’m over the top excited about this opportunity.

We are getting ready for our July Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today.  Are you excited?  Well me too!!

Take a look at my card that I’m giving you a sneak peek of:

Lift me up (YNS Peek)I couldn’t resist making a shaker card with this super stamp set!! Shaker cards are so much fun to make and this heart called for it.

This stamp set is called Waddles Rainbow Fun and there are 15 clear stamps in this set.

I actually cut that heart out using and old fashion craft knife because I didn’t get the die set in time. That was fun and back to the basics.

How did I create this card:

1. I cut my base cardstock to an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50.  I cut the white cardstock to 4 x 5.50. I cut the pink cardstock to 3.75 x 5.50.

2. I used the cloud stamp and stamped a few clouds using Versamark Ink eyeballing where I wanted to stamp my hot air balloon.

3. I stamped my sentiment using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink to the left of where I wanted my hot air balloon to be.

4. I finally stamped my hot air balloon using My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink on the right of the sentiment.

5. I use my craft knife to cut out the stamped heart.  I positioned my pink panel over the white panel so I could stamp the sentiment within the heart shape.

6.  I created my shaker pocket and added Lucy Adams Cherry Blossom Sequin before sealing the pocket up.

If you want step by step instruction on to create a shaker pocket click here.

7. I added the shaker pocket to the pink panel.  Then I added foam tape to the entire panel so that its raised off the white cardstock.

8. I decided to not color my image because I loved the simplicity of the card.

So are you excited about what you see?  You have to see what my fellow team members came up with the rest of the release!

You can find all of the new projects on the Your Next Stamp Blog!!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the July 2015 Release Hop!!

Supplies used:

VersamarkMFT Hybrid Black InkCherry Blossom Sequin fuse bundle

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