Sunday, May 28, 2023

Land Of The Free...

Happy Memorial weekend everyone. We are so blessed to have a military who has and will fight for our county and for those who have lost their lives protecting us, forever grateful to them all.  It is wonderful to be an American.

Today I am celebrating with this card that I created using...

  • Taylored Expressions: Starstruck Stamp/Stencil/Clear combo
  • Taylored Expressions: Building Blocks Brave Additions stamp/die
  • Pink & Main: Stitched Stars dies
  • Taylored Expressions: Red Glitter Drops

Created card from white cardstock A2 size.

Stamp the Starstuck rubber stamp directly onto the card base using one of your favorite blue inks. 

Stencil the Startstuck stencils directly onto the card base using red and teal. The stencils line up perfectly with the stamped image so make sure to line up before adding your ink. 

Die cut this fun Stitched Pink & Main star on vellum and adhere to the card using foam tape. Make sure to only add the foam tape where you know it will not show.

Stamp the Building Blocks Brave Additions on blue cardstock using embossing ink and then heat emboss white embossing powder. Die cut using the coordinating die and pick your sentiment that you would like to have on your card. 

Using foam tape add the sentiment to the center of the vellum star you added to your card. 

Finishing with a few of those fun Red Glitter Drops. 

I very simple card. My brain was limited as I am fighting a cold right now. Feeling much better today but not 100%. 

Have a fabulous rest of the weekend.

Happy Memorial Day and thank you all who have a family member in the military and/or who has lost their lives protecting our freedom. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


 Aloha blog friends.. Today I am on the Pink & Main blog HERE and I am getting crafty with the new...

Pink & Main stamps are so diverse you can mix and match them... that is what I am doing today. So let's get started.

Create card from cardstock A2 size.

Stamp out your images from the Tiki Time and Home Tweet Home stamp sets on white cardstock using P&M Asphalt Premium Dye Ink. Color the images using your favorite medium and then die cut using the coordinating die sets. Take a white gel pen and add a few highlight here and there.

Using the Circle Layers stencil blend this fun pattern directly onto your card base. Some cut a piece of separate cardstock and just adhere it to the card base. Whichever you are comfortable with. I stenciled in the center and left some room at the bottom for the Random Dots stencil. I used a light brown ink to add the Random Dots.

Now it is time to add your images and create your scene. I used foam tape for the house. Make sure leave room behind the house that you can slide these fun tiki's behind the house. Using EZ Squeeze Craft Glue adhere the tiki's to the card.

Choose a sentiment that you love. I used the Aloha from the Tiki Time stamp set... I had a theme going and this was perfect. Stamp using P&M Asphalt ink pad.

Finishing up with a few of those fun Pretty Posies Glitter Enamel Dots.

This card makes me want to be in Hawaii right now. I love these sets and super fun to color. So wild with color.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, May 25, 2023


We are getting closer to Friday... yay! I love the weekends. But, it is only Thursday and today I am sharing a Magic Iris Lawn Fawn card using this fun Camera die. This is only the second time I have used this die. I always have to watch the LF video to see how to put the Magic Iris together. It's not hard I just see all the pieces and scratch my head.. LOL Do you ever get dies like that? I think it is pretty amazing how they even come up with dies like this. I mean the thought process behind this is pretty cool. 

Today's card was created using Lawn Fawn:

  • Magic Iris Lawn Cuts
  • Magic Iris Camera Add-On Lawn Cuts
  • Quilted Backdrop Lawn Cuts
  • Secret Garden Window Lawn Cuts
  • Hive Five Stamp/Dies
  • What's Sewing On Petite Paper Pack
  • Stripes 'n Sprinkles Petite paper Pack

Create card from cardstock A2 size.

Die cut the Quilted Backdrop on a piece of the What's Sewing On? papers and adhere it to the card base.

Die cut the Secret Garden Window die on your choices of colored cardstock and create your window. Add some extras here and there to fill it up. Set it aside.

Die cut the Magic Iris Camera Add On die on the What's Sewing On? and Stripes 'n Sprinkles designer paper. Adhere the camera together.

Adhere the Secret Garden Window to the top of the camera using foam tape. 

Now it is time to create the back of the camera... the part where the magic happens. My advice is to follow the LF video on how to piece it together. It is simple but I just don't think I will be able to explain it properly. Once you have done so adhere it to the back of your camera. 

Position your camera on your card so you can see where you would like to adhere the circle where your scene with be built. Do not adhere the camera yet just the circle.

Stamp out these fun Hive Five images, color with your favorite medium. I used Copic Sketch markers. Adhere the images to the circle. The images must be flat, so don't use any foam tape. 

Adhere the camera to the card with the circle being your guide to line up. 

Tada... you have a fun card that has a wonderful surprise on it. 

It is magic.... don't you think? This card took me a little white to create but totally worth it. 

That is all for today.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Let's Celebrate...

Wednesday is here and I am back with more strips of colors. You can blame Taylored Expressions for that. LOL Let's just put colorful strips everywhere.... right? They make for fun cards. So let's get started.

Card designed using Taylored Expressions:
  • Life of the Party stamp set
  • Circle Window Frames dies
  • Starstruck Dies
  • Easy Strips 1/4 Stitched dies
  • Cardstock: Bubblegum, Snow Cone, Cotton Candy and Kiwi
  • Pink & Main: Adhesive Sheets

Create card from white cardstock A2 size.

Cut a separate piece of white cardstock measuring the same as your card front. Die cut the Easy Strips each one time on each of the colors listed above. Add a piece of the P&M Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to the white piece of cardstock and start placing all these fun strips on, until your card is full.

Die cut the Starstruck die on the upper part of the colorful background. Trim down the rest of that fun background and adhere it to the bottom of your card base. 

Adhere the stars in a fun pattern on the upper part of the card using liquid and foam tape. Give some of those stars a little dimension.

Stamp out this fun sentiment from the Life of the Party stamp set and die cut around it using one of the Circle Window Frame dies. Add some foam tape to the back of the circle sentiment and adhere it in the center of the large star. 

Finishing off with a few of those fun new Silver Glitter Drops.

Super easy card to create. The strip dies sure do make for cutting really easy strips and the stitched lines just make me happy. 

That might be my last strips card... at least for this week. LOL

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a colorful day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Simple Thank You...

How about another simple card? I had lots of strip scraps from the cards I created the other day and really did not want to throw them away so I came up with this card.

Card designed using: 

Created card using white cardstock A2 size.

Adhere a sheet of double sided tape to the entire top of your card base. Take those left over strips and start adding them to your card. As you can see, I had two different sizes of strips and I used both. The colors are all mixed. 

Die cut the Big Thank You sentiment on white cardstock 4 times. Adhere them all together. This will give the sentiment dimension and really makes the sentiment pop on this background. Adhere it using liquid glue. 

Finish off with a few of the NUVO Simply White Crystal Drops. Make sure to let dry completely before handling. 

No waste... create another card. I always need simple Hello and Thank You cards. This is perfect for those kind of messages. I don't aways share these type of cards but I decided why not.... right? Not all cards need to be complicated.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a blessed day!