Art Journaling – My Magical Garden

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Hello everyone!!  I’m here today with a new found love of mine.  I recently started keeping an art journal and I’m having an amazing time with it.

I’m a beginner and I totally love getting my fingers dirty with paint!! It is totally freeing to just play!

Once I finished getting my paint down and dried, I used Lavinia Stamps to add my magical garden.

Take a look:

Lavinia Stamps

I love how this turned out!! I love that I created it!! I can’t wait to give this a try again.  I’m such a clean and simple crafter that when I see pieces like this I’m amazed.  It all makes sense to me now.

I’m going to enter this into the Craft Stampers Take It Make It Challenge. I miss those ladies so I’m stopping by to share my work with them.  I hope I’m able to amaze them.


Supplies used:

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{Clean and Simple} CASology – Grow

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:

I created a couple of cards in different sizes using this super cute stamp from a new company to me called Raw Market Shop! They are located in Singapore!

I found them on Instagram and have been hooked since.  I placed three different orders because I’m a bit obsessed, LOL!!

The photo below is a picture of the first order that I placed:

This stamp set says, “no rain, no flower”, which is perfect for our cue card today.  Flowers will not grow without water.  This stamp set is called No. 11 Floral Stamp.

For these cards, I simple stamped the image on Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

I love the simplicity of these cards.  They can be used for any occasion.

Super Clean and Simple!!

What do you think?

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.

Deidre Payne

Hannelie Bester

Hazel Hodgkins

Jacquie Southas

Janet Ribet

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kymona Tracey

Melissa Chipperfield

Rachel Bergfeld

Sherrie Mannion

Guest Designer


Our sponsor this week is STAMPlorations!

Supplies used:

Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82Neenah Environment 100 LB SMOOTH DESERT STORM Paper Pack 25 Sheets


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{Clean and Simple} CASology 208 – Journey

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Hello everyone!!  It’s CASology Tuesday!!  We are back with another Clean and Simple Cue Card just for you!!

This week’s cue card:

Week 208 - Journey

Take a look at my card:

Journey (CAS)

This week I’m using Rubber Dance Stamps African Animals – the elephant is perfect for this cue card!!

Think about the long journey they take to move with the seasons!!  Elephants are the largest mammals on earth!!  They can travel 50 miles in one day! That is a long journey!!

I love this elephant stamp set.  The elephant looks so peaceful, so life like!!  I left him uncolored because the black and white looks so elegant.

To capture his essence, I used some Mama Elephant sentiments from the  Sightseeing stamp set.

I made two more cards for you:

Journey 2 (CAS)

Nice, simple and CAS!

What do you think?  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

For more inspiration, check out my fellow Design Team members blog for more awesome work.

DT Badge

Our sponsor this week is Rubber Dance Stamps!

2016 Rubber Dance logo

Supplies used:

SR3-M-2 SIGHTSEEING Wicked Black heavyweight cardstock

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Your Next Stamp July 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 24nd of the 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 “Water”!!  The DT created projects featuring water or watercoloring on them.

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

Happy Hello (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Fairytale Friends

Other Supplies: Recollection Heavyweight White Cardstock, Derwent Watercolor Pencils

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 July 26th 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!


CS Take It Make It: Using Different Inks

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

Our theme is Take a Technique: Lets Get Inky!!

For this month’s challenge the technique we would like you to use more then one type of ink on your project (ink pads, ink sprays, stains, acrylic inks, etc.)  Or more then one color of ink on your project…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 tag:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

I have to admit I’m super excited about this tag.  I don’t usually create tags, much less one with all of this ink on it, but I have to say I really had fun creating this tag.

Let’s check out how I created this:

I gather my supplies that I needed.

tag supplies (CSTIMI)

I used the ink blending tool to apply the ink to tag, overlapping the colors for seamless blending.

ink blending (CSTIMI)

Then I sprayed water in my hand, then sprinkled the water onto the tag.  The inks reacts to water so it creates water spot on the tag. Let the tag dry.

water splatter (CSTIMI)

Once the tag is dry, spray some wild honey distress spray stain to the tag. Let that dry.

ink sprayed (CSTIMI)

After that ink up the stamp with waterproof ink and stamp the image.

stamped image (CMTIMI)

Once the image is on the tag, ink the edges with wild honey distress ink.

Inked edges (CMTIMI)

Now that the tag is done, I inked up the ribbon with the wild honey spray and heat set the ribbon.

inked ribbon (CMTIMI)

You add the ribbon to the tag. I felt like this card needed a sentiment.  So I die cut 3 hello’s from Mama Elephant’s Venice Envelope die set.

Take another look:

Hello Tag (TIMI)

So what do you think? I love how this tag 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 June: PaperArtsy!



Prize: 5 bottles of Infusions

Infusions are water soluble particles with 2 components: dye color pigment suitable for paper/ fabric, mixed with Walnut Stain. The color powder particles dissolve faster than the walnut crystals, so you can control the color-to-brown stain ratio!


Color Chart Reference

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:


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