Oh Happy Day

Hello everyone! I haven’t posted in the last couple of days because my camera card refused to work.  What nerve!!  We spend all of this money on these cards and they want to act funny.  Luck for me I do not reuse cards.  Once a card is full I buy another, so I have plenty on hand.  Unlucky for me I had to go through one of them and delete some photos so I can take these photos.  Yes, Oh Happy Day for me.  LOL.

Ok, on to why I’m here today.

I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #74.  The Muse for this week is Jennifer Wills!

Check out her card:


I have to say, when I saw this card I was a bit intimidated.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, what I can do or what I should do.  My brain was on frozen mode.  Then I thought I want to keep my card clean and simple.  Then I thought maybe I will die cut, but I knew everyone else would, so I didn’t want to do that.

I decided that I would only die cut my center piece and then add embellishments to give the card dimension.

Take a look:

Oh Happy Day side

I die cut my square then added pattern paper.

I rounded the corner, stamped my sentiment, added my twine and button.

Clean and Simple to the max.

By the way, I have been playing with my camera, trying to get brighter pictures that are sharp and crisp.  What do you think?  Any suggestions.

I used my:

Canon 40D

Shooting Mode: AV (Aperture Value)

50mm lens f/1.4

Aperture: 1.4

Shutter speed: 1/80

Exposure Compensation: +1

White Balance: Daylight (I will try Auto next time to see what results I get)

Please let me know what you think.


Supplies used:

Neenah Desert Storm CSclassiccrestsolarwhtieStudio Calico Snippets paper padWoodButtons_EtchedButterfly-360x360Bermuda Bay Bakers TwineWe R Memory Keepers Corner ChomperHello Sunshine Stamp SetStampin' Dimensionals
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Red, White and Blue…

Hello everyone! I’m here today with a Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #169: Vellum Overlays.  I’m so late in posting this card.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to create for this challenge.

So, I picked the colors that I wanted to work with first.  Since July 4 is this Friday, I decided to go with red, white and blue.  Once I knew that, I saw it fitting to use PTI’s Cover Plate: Stars Die.

After figuring all of that out, I needed to see how my vellum piece would look attached to my card.  Once I added it, I realized I didn’t have a sentiment on my card.  That’s when it hit me that I should add the sentiment to the vellum and in silver for an extra pop.

Yes, that turned out neatly!

Take a look at my card:

Time to Celebrate top

Time to celebrate


I attached my vellum with two bronze brads.  I must me honest, when I decided to add brads, I knew for sure I had silver ones.  Well, I such everywhere and I could not find them.  So, I decided to us the bronze brads and I like it.

What do you think?  Don’t be afraid to let me know, good or bad.

Supplies Used:

PTI Stars DieWet Paint 3Bazzill Blueberry SourSSS Lipstick Red CardstockBazzill Marshmallow CSWhite VellumBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerTombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive

I also used Stampin’ Up!’s Retired Pewter embossing power and brads.


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Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:


My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.


After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:


I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

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I’m back again with another card today.  This time it’s for CASology week 91 and the cue word is NOTE.

I thought long and hard on what type of card to make and I decided to pull out my stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn.  I used the Quinn’s Capital ABCs die and the Science of Love stamp set and die.  I had fun creating this card.  It took me a couple of trial and errors before I settled on my card.

Take a look:


I wanted to create a card that would be different then expected.  I love white on white, its classy and clean.  I die cut the word note out of my mask layer.  Then colored my notebook with my Copic markers and adhere it next to the word cue word, note!  Kreative, I must say.

I used Copic marker E15 and R46

Supplies used:

LF589_QuinnsCapitalABCsLawnCuts_1024x1024LF597_ScienceOfLove_1024x1024LF599_ScienceOfLoveLawnCuts_1024x1024classiccrestsolarwhtieCopic MarkersWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

I would love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.

Someone Like You….

I’m back again with another card for Less is More week 168 theme challenge. This weeks challenge is “Makes me smile”.  It’s simply that…something that makes you smile.

I was surfing Pinterest and came across a card that made me smile so I decided to make my own version of the card.  I used three stamp sets to create this card.

Take a look:

Someone Like You should be celebrated everyday

The sentiment and the colors on this card makes me happy.  I hope it makes you happy as well.

Please leave a comment letting me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

MAKE A WISHLoveThisCupcake PartyOnyx VersafineclassiccrestsolarwhtieBermuda Bay InkDaffodil Delight InkMelon Mambo Classic InkBasic Black Stampin Write MarkerPost-it Full Adhesive Roll

This Is How We Do It

I have to say stenciling is my favorite technique.  Once I started yesterday I couldn’t stop.  So I created another card to enter into Virginia’s View Challenge and Less is More Challenge.

Virginia’s View Challenge: Stencils

Less is More Challenge: A Touch of Turquoise

The create I create has both elements.  I use Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots Stencil and Tumble Glass Distress Ink and Stampin’ Up Tempting Turquoise embossing power.

I left a lot of white space but elegantly add a bit of color.  I love how the card came out.

Take a look:

This Is How We Do It

All I did was stencil the right corner of the mask layer, embossed my image on the vellum tag and adhere all of it together.  Simple and easy.

Please let me know what you think.  I would really appreciate your feedback.


SSS Medium Dots StencilBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents 119246White Baker's Twine 124262

Tempting Turquoise Embossing Powder 122950Stampin' Dimensionals 104430Ultra Thick White CS 120White Vellum

Tombow Power Adhesive Glue TabsBlending toolHeat ToolBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Scalloped Tag Topper PunchStampin' TrimmerPost-It Full Adhesive RollWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


Embossing BuddyGood Times







SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 1

Simon Says Stamp is celebrating 5 years of challenges and they wanted to see some Happy Birthday/Birthday Celebration Creations!!

I love the month of April because I celebrate my birthday too!!!!  As a matter of fact, today April 4 is my birthday!!

Happy-Birthday-To-MeSo for the challenge, I created a couple of cards that I will post separately.  The first card is a black and white Happy Birthday card that I think is really simple and classy.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Black and White

The stars have a Wink of Stella glitter that is hard to see, but its there.   I used SSS stamp and die along with Mama Elephant’s background stamp set.

Shhh! I have a secret!

I tied some bakers twine around the bottom of the large balloon but it didn’t look right after I added the smaller balloons so I just tucked it underneath the smaller balloons since I couldn’t take it off.

Please leave a comment below, I would love to know what you think.

Supplies Used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

SSS Balloons Craft Dies








On Point Borders

On Point Borders

White Baker's Twine 124262

White Baker’s Twine

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine 113439

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine








Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black