Wednesday, September 4, 2019


Hello everyone!  I'm back tonight to share another card I made from a bargain stamp I found on Amazon.  I thought the dragonfly was lovely.  It was a great size for cards.  This card is a standard A2 side fold card.    I'm still using up scraps on my desk. I had this piece of lavender colored cardstock, so I used it for my card front. 

I stamped my dragonfly on some Copic Xpressit paper and colored it up with my Copics to blend with my lavender paper.  I did some fussy cutting so I could give it some dimension.   I used some circle dies to cut out two circles from white cardstock.   The sentiment is from the stamp set as well.  I used some super fine Ranger white embossing powder to make it pop from the background.   It stamped a little wonky.  The stamps were incredibly hard to get off the carrier sheet.  It may have gotten a little wonky in the removal process.  I coated the wings with a little wink of stella and added some Nuvo glitter dots for accents.  That was it.  Super simple.

I will be entering this card in a few challenges, which I will list below. 

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Happy Scrapping!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 357 
Crafty Creations Challenges - Challenge 397
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes 
Digichoosday Craft Challenge - Wk 36

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Just Because and Butterflies

Hello Friends!  It's a been a while.  I didn't realize just how long it's been.   A lot has happened since I last posted a year and a half ago.   My daughter graduated from high school, we had a catastrophic hurricane, and  I had some technical difficulties to boot.   I have been making a conscious effort to get back in the habit of creating on a regular basis.  It helps keep the sanity.  I need all the help I can 

As hard as I try to not buy any more crafting supplies, I just can't help myself.  I, like most of you I'm sure, have more paper, stamps, and embellishments than you could ever use in a lifetime.  Yet, I still feel the need to buy more!  I stumbled across this little stamp set on Amazon.   I thought for the price, I'd give it a shot.   I loved the butterflies.  They were a perfect size.  

This is a standard A2 size, top-fold card made from Neenah Solar White 85lb cardstock.  The patterned papers were scraps I had laying on my desk.  I have no idea where they came from.  Surely, I'm not the only one who has piles of scraps they don't dare get rid of because they might need them?  I did find a need for these at least.  I stamped  the butterflies from the stamp set and colored them with my Copics.  The sentiment is from the stamp set as well.  I got a little carried away with the enamel accents for the dots, but it all worked out. 

I'll be entering this card in a few challenges which I will list below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Scrapping!


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - #445
Addicted to Stamps and More - #356
Star Stampz Challenge Blog - Summer
Polka Doodles Craft Challenge - Wk35 
Digi Choosday Craft Challenge - Wk35

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Penny and Petunia in Thistle

Hello everyone!  Short post tonight.  I have another Penny and Petunia card to share with you.  This one I colored with distress markers for a more water-colored look.  Simon Says Stamp is having a make your own background challenge this week, so that is what I did. 

This is a standard A2 horizontal side-fold card.  It's basically the same layout as my previous Petunia card.  For the patterned paper in the background, I used some good old White Daisy and ran it through the Bigkick with a Sizzix embossing folder called Flower Power.  I then used a dauber and some Thistle ink from CTMH and lightly rubbed over the flowers to make them look like patterned paper.  Sadly I didn't write down the names of the distress markers I used to color the stamp.  The sentiment is the one that comes with this stamp set.  I just think it's so sweet.   

I'll enter this little card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

That's all for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Maisy and Madeline

Hello everyone! Another quick post with another Stampingbella stamp.  I adore their sweet images.  This is Maisy and Madeline have some tea.

This is a standard A2 horizontal fold card.  I colored it with Copics on Xpressit paper.  The patterned paper is from my scrap stack, but I do believe it was a K Co. paper pack from long ago.  I just loved the soft muted colors.  I used my Memory Box stitched circle layers dies to cut my cuties out and frame them. The stitched border on the pattern paper is Pretty Pink Posh.  I threw on some sequins and called it done.  The image was so cute, I didn't think it needed anything else. 

I will be entering this one in a couple of challenges, which I will list below. Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Add a Die Cut
Stampingbella Sistahood Facebook Challenge - Spring is in the Air

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Wedding Cake

Hello everyone!  Just a quick post today to share a card I made for the daughter of a dear friend of mine, who is getting married.  It's a very simple card.  I fashioned it after a card I saw on Pinterest.  Sadly, there was no watermark, so I am unable to give credit.

I think if I had this to do over again, I would have added some sort of sentiment in the top left, but I still thought it turned out cute.  The stamp is a Doodlebug Design stamp that has the accompanying die set.   I colored it with Copics and mounted it on the front with 3d foam tape.  The flash barely catches the hearts in the background.  They are a stamp from CTMH called Cascading Backgrounds.  I stamped them and then heat embossed them with white powder.  It gives just a little added interest, much like the Wink of Stella on the cake frosting.   I still have some scraps from the Vintage Bliss paper pack, so I threw a little border of that in there, too.  Voila!

This week on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the challenge is It Must Be Love.  I thought getting married certainly must qualify :) 

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll try to list all the supplies down below.


Paper -Ninah (80lb Solar White); SSS (Grey cardstock); Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Stamps - Doodlebug Designs (Mr. & Mrs.); CTMH (Cascading Backgrounds)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black); Versamark
Copics - BG10, 11, 15; R20, 21, 22; C0, 1
Dies - Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Borders); Doodlebug Designs (Mr. & Mrs.)
Other - various adhesives, Wink of Stella, Ranger (Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder -White)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Petunia and Penny

Hello everyone! Back again to share another card with you all.  This is another Stampingbella image called Petunia and Penny Take a Break.  I just think this image is adorable, too.  The sentiment, that comes with this image says, "I like you a LOTTLE, it's like a little, but A LOT."  How sweet is that? However, I used the sentiment that came with the other Petunia card from last week and I put it on the inside.   I feel like the sentiments on both sets are completely interchangeable. 

This is a standard A2 top fold card.  I used the other half of the SSS cardstock I used for the other Petunia card.  I'm still using the Simple Stories paper pack, Vintage Bliss.  I just love this paper pack.  I colored this image with all the same colors as the last one, so it would be sure to match, too.  I colored up more of these images, so you will probably see more of this paper pack.  I'll be sure to share when I get them all together. 

I'll try to list as many of the supplies as I can, along with any challenges I may enter, below.  Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Layer it Up

Stamps - Stampingbella (Petunia and Penny Take a Break)(Especially for you Petunia)
Papers - Simon Says Stamp (cardstock); Xpress-it; Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Dies - CTMH (Thin Cuts Ribbon Border); Pretty Pink Posh(Stitched Borders 1) Spellbinders (A2 Bracket Borders One)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics - E02, 11, 12, R11, 20, 22, G43, 46, YG61, Y13, 15, B0000 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Petunia.....always there for me

Hello everyone!  It's been a while since I have had a post, but I hope to have more time this year to craft and share.   That is one of my new year's resolutions.    Like so many of us, I have a huge supply of stamps and papers that I haven't had a chance to do anything with.  I plan to change that this year, as well.

I dug out some Stampingbella stamps that I have had for a while, but never used.  I love Petunia and her little friends.  They are such sweet stamps and I love the sentiments.   I was in a coloring mood, so I stamped several of these images and colored them.  This was the first of those that I made into a card. 

This is a standard A2 size horizontal side-fold card.   I found a 6x6 paper pad that I have had for a while from Simple Stories called Vintage Bliss. That's what I decided to use for my Petunia cards.  I thought the colors were perfect and a little country, just like Petunia. 

I'll try to list all the supplies below along with any challenges.

I hope to be back soon to share more craftiness with you all.  Thanks for stopping by!

Simon Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment

Stamps - Stampingbella (especially for you, Petunia)
Papers - Simon Says Stamp (cardstock); Xpress-it; Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss)
Dies - CTMH (heart)
Punches - CTMH (scalloped border punch); We Are Memory Keepers (Crop-a- dile corner punch)
Inks - Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Copics - E02, 11, 12, R11, 20, 22, G43, 46, YG61, Y13, 15, 18, YR04, W0, 3, B0000