Where Creativity Meets C9 Spring Challenge

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Blog Challenge Design Team!! Our challenge this month is Spring!!

Spring!! Can mother nature help us out here on the east coast.  It is still very cold and spring doesn’t look like it will show up anytime soon.

When I think of spring, I think of bicycling. It’s so much fun to ride your bike around town.

Take a look at my card:

For this card, I used a piece of patterned paper and Concord & 9th Orange You Sweet Dies.

Super quick and simple!

What do you think? Please let me know below.

I can’t wait to see how you interpret our challenge theme this month.


Did you know that we have a giveaway going on? Yes, we do!! Our sponsor Concord and 9th is giving away a $25 gift certificate to their shop!! Yes!!! Isn’t that big. Plus the winner gets to be a guest designer for a future challenge.

Here’s how: Create a project using Concord and 9th and upload it on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog by the 29th of every month of for a chance to win. A random winner will be chosen and it could be you!!

Are you ready?  So, go and create!!

Please don’t forget to follow Where Creativity Meets C9 on Facebook, Instagram and the Blog.

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you.  All products were personally purchased.  This post was not paid or sponsored.) 
Orange You Sweet Dies
Thank you for stopping by!!

CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration

Hello everyone!! I’m here with CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration for April.

Our theme is Take a Technique: Spring Flower!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to stamp a flower anywhere on your project, or even real ones!!  Cover your art with flower embellishments, or make a flower shaped creation.  Go crazy (or minimal if that’s your thing!) with the florals…and don’t forget to include stamping somewhere too!!

This should be super fun to see what you come up with.

Take a look at my card:Just Because (CSMITI)

Aren’t these flowers so pretty.  I would love to see these on my table everyday.

Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut the white card base to an A2 size, 4.25 by 5.50 scored at 5.50.
  2. Use a scorer and randomly score lines on the card front.  I learned this technique from Laurie Make It Monday video over on the Papertrey Ink Blog.
  3. Then stamp the flower image and sentiment from Technique Tuesday Budding Poppies stamp set where you want it on the card front. Use a Misti Stamping Tool for accurate stamping.
  4. Color the flowers using Copic markers R35, R39, and R89 for great red color blending.

Nice, simple and elegant.

So what do you think? I love how this card turned out.

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 April: Traplet!

TraplietPrize:  All Six Kate Crane Art Journaling DVD’s

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:

Recollections White HeavyweightStampin' TrimmerCopic 89copic-marker-coral-pink-r35Mini Misti MISTI Laser

YNS March Feature Day

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of every month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Think Spring”!!  The DT created projects with Spring on our minds.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

Creating this card was fun. Yayyy, I was able to create another shaker card this month.   What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by March 24th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Your Next Stamp March 2016 Sneak Peek

Hello everyone!!! I’m back again for this month’s Your Next Stamp Sneak Peek!!

We are getting ready for our March Release Blog Hop tomorrow with a sneak peek today. Are you excited? I am!!

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

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YNS Supplies: Cool Easter Chick, Double Stitched Hill Die, Give Thanks for Sparkle Gumdrops

Other Supplies: Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, Stampin Up Gumball Green CS, Brother Scan and Cut, Tombow Recycled Recycled Colored Pencils, Versafine Ink

Creating this card was fun.  I just stamped the images and sentiment on the watercolor paper and colored the top birds with Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils.

Then I die cut the hill out of green cardstock using Your Next Stamp Double Stitched Hill Die.

I adhered it to the card base.

Then I colored 3 more chicks, cut them out with the Brother ScanNCut.

After that I adhered them to the bottom of the card.

I added three gumdrops for a finishing touch.

Nice and easy!

I hope I see all of you tomorrow for the March 2016 Release Hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by!!