October 11, 2016

October 9, 2016

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #2 - Watercolor

Hello, crafty friends and happy Sunday to you! Are you ready for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge? This next one is all about 'Watercolors'...something I think we all enjoy using on our projects, from time to time. I know I do!

For today, I focused on creating a pretty and colorful background for a few of my favorite Concord & 9th images to sit on. What I love about water coloring is that your really can't mess it up...you just have fun with it. And isn't that what paper-crafting is all about! ;) 

After I created my background, I set it aside to let it dry and moved onto my stamping and die-cutting. I used a mix of the Beautiful You dies , Floral & Flutter dies, and the You're My Person stamp set on my card. I'll give you a step by step of what I did...

1. I stamped the sentiment (from You're My Person) in black ink and then cut it into separate strips.
2. I die cut 3 white flowers and 1 flower (from Floral & Flutter) in each of these colors....orange, pink and yellow.
3. I filled in each of the white flowers with 5 petals from the colored flowers.
4. I die cut 'beautiful' (from Beautiful You) 3 times out of white card-stock and layered them to give my sentiment more dimension. 
5. Last, I assembled my card!

I hope you'll join us in the 'Watercolor' challenge! 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 sponsor, Concord & 9th. Also, the best entry will be asked to guest-design for a future challenge. You have until October 29th to enter!

Here are a few links so you can follow along with us -


 And be sure to stop by and say hello to my super talented Where Creativity Meets C9 teammates -

Have fun and thanks so much for visiting with me today!

September 30, 2016

With Thanks

I'm up on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today sharing a card using the Give Thanks stamp set along with the Layering Leaves die collection. Here's a little peak at what I created. You can find all of the details on the blog...I hope you'll stop by for a visit!

September 27, 2016

You Make Me Happy with Honey Bee Stamps

Hello, friends! I'm up on the Honey Bee Stamps blog today sharing this pretty bouquet. You can read all the details there...I hope you'll stop by!

September 23, 2016

Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - Autumn Blessings

Happy Friday and happy fall, crafty friends! I've been so looking forward to the start of the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and am so excited that it's here. Fall + coffee + stamping...can't think of a better way to end my week! 

For my card today I used the Coffee Helps stamp set from Verve Stamps. This is the first time I inked it up and I already know this will be the first of many cards I make with it. It's so sweet and all of those coffee images and sayings are perfect for any time of year!

Working with a crisp, white card base, I started by stamping my sentiment, 'Autumn Blessings'. Next came all of those pretty floral coffee cups...my favorite cup in the set. :) I randomly stamped them around my sentiment and then began coloring them in with my Copics. 

After all of my cups were colored, I added a strip of pink card-stock along the top that was stamped using one of the stitched lines in the Sew Simple Borders Mini set from Papertrey Ink.

Along the left side of my card, I die cut two pieces of card-stock, using the First Place die collection from Papertrey Ink, and attached those along with a pretty pink button. And for the final touch, I rounded the bottom right corner with a corner rounder punch.

Thank you for taking the time to visit with me. I hope you enjoyed!

Wishing you a happy, hopping day! :)

September 20, 2016

September 13, 2016