January 16, 2017

Riley & Company and CardMaker Blog Hop

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Welcome to the Riley & Company and CardMaker blog hop.

You should have arrived here from Kelli Santi's blog. If you didn't, head on over to the CardMaker blog and you can start right from the beginning.


I used the Red Rubber Basics stamp + die collection to create my adorable moose and then dressed them up using the Valentine/St.Patty's Accessories stamp + die collection. Such a cute set of images to dress this guy (or girl) up. You can find them all under their 'January 2017 New Release' section.

Your next stop in the hop is... Lisa McGushion.

You can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

January 13, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challege with Avery Elle

Playing along today in the Essentials by Ellen Mix It Up Challenge. This month they are featuring Avery Elle and these are the two sets I used to create my card...



I started by stamping my sentiment onto the front of my white card base. The 'HAPPY' 'BIRTHDAY' and 'YOU' are all from Totally Awesome and the 'To:' is from Sweet Tidings. I just love the little cupcake in Sweet Tidings and thought it would be perfect accent to my birthday card. I used the coordinating Sweet Tidings die collection to die cut three of them and then colored them in using the Copics you see in the photo above.

I wanted part of my sentiment to POP so I stamped another 'HAPPY' onto a separate piece of white card-stock, colored it in and then adhered it with a strip of foam adhesive. To finish, I added a few sequins to give it a little sparkle.

Thank you so much for visiting me today! I hope you enjoyed...Happy Friday to you!

January 9, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #5 - Try Something New

Happy New Year, friends! And happy first Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge of 2017. :) 'Try Something New' is our theme this month and I am so excited to share a project using one of Concord & 9th's NEW stamp + die collections with you today. I can already tell you that 'Love Always' is going to be getting a lot of love from me. Such a sweet set of images and dies. All of their new products are now available for purchase on their website! YAY!

The Love die in this set is just like the Happy & Kind Card Frame dies. I die cut 4 total, three in white cardstock and one in pink. I then snipped the edges off each of them and placed them on my card front, connecting the l's and the e's...so it looks like continuous cursive writing.

Next, I moved onto the banner portion...'always'. There are two banner die cuts in the set, 'always' and 'note'. I chose to use the 'always' for my project today. As you can see, I die cut it in a variety of colors and then filled in the white banner with the colorful letters.

I did the same to my envelope and then added a few sequins for a final touch!


I'm so glad you stopped by today and would love if you joined us in this challenge. I can't wait to see what your 'Try Something New' is. You have until January 29th to enter and don't forget there is a $25 prize to Concord & 9th for the winner. Also, the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. Have fun creating!

December 19, 2016

Color Throwdown - Sweet Christmas

Happy Monday to you! Popping in today to share a card that I created for my very first Color Throwdown Challenge.  I saw these colors and couldn't wait to play along...love this color combo.

My card is kind of a hodgepodge of a few of my favorite companies and products!

I started with my white card-base and added my Sunny Studio Stamps 'Sweet' die cuts. Next came the cupcakes. Those were all created using the Avery Elle 'Sweet Tidings' stamp and die collection. I colored those in with the Copic colors listed below and then attached them with foam adhesive. To finish my sentiment, I used the 'Merry & Joyful' set from Honey Bee Stamps. And to give it a little sparkle, I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you enjoyed! 

December 13, 2016

You Make Me Happy x 2 - Honey Bee Stamps

It's my day on the Honey Bee Stamps blog! I hope you will stop by, say hello and check out the details on the card I created for today!

December 9, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #4 - Winter

Hi there, friends! Here we are on the 9th of the month and that means it's time for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. This month's theme is 'Winter'. There are so many different ways you could create a winter themed card, but for me the first thing that came to mind is snow and snowflakes. For my card, I chose to work with the JOY stamp and die set, along with the Take A Bough die collection.

I started with a simple white card base and created a border along the bottom and top with strips of card-stock and patterned paper. Next, I die cut the word JOY and stamped the 'J' and the 'Y' in black ink. Then came the boughs. I knew I wanted to replace the 'O' in JOY with a snowflake, so I moved on to water-coloring parts of my boughs. After those were dry, I assembled my snowflake and started adhering everything to my card front. For a final touch, I added a hot pink button to the center of my flake.


I'm really excited to see what you all create and all the different variations of winter cards you will come up with. I do hope you will join us! Be sure to read all of the challenge rules so you don't miss out on the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from our wonderful challenge sponsors, Concord & 9th. Also, the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. You have until December 30th to enter!

Happy creating!