Sunday Stamps with Mama Elephant!

Sunday, March 1, 2015


This week at Sunday Stamps we have a fun Sketch for you. This is one you will want to add to you sketch book to refer to later.  I'm also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.. it's anything goes this week. And the MarkerPop Brights Challenge


I love this new set from Mama Elephant called Bear hugs.. It's great for kids cards or I used it for a Father's Day card. 




I created a Olive card base and then I sponged the edge with some Distress ink and then I added a panel of pattern paper. I sponged the edges of both pieces of my pattern papers with more colors of Distress ink to make them pop. I die cut a white circle and using some Distress ink I created a sky and added a piece of olive card stock that I trimmed free hand and sponged the edges for my grass. 


I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto the lower right corner with some black ink. Then I stamped the Bear & moon images onto a piece of Card stock and colored them in with Copics and using the coordinating dies I cut them out. The bears and moon images are adhered directly to the circle and then I added the circle with some dimensionals. 

Be sure to head over to the Sunday Stamps blog and see what the other Design Team members created this week. The challenge is open until March 13th@ 6pm Est.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies Used
Stamps: Bear Hugs (Mama Elephant)
Papers: Edumacatoin Stack (DCWV), Old Olive card, Whisper White (Stampin'Up!), Copic X-Press It 
Ink: Versafine Black, Copic Markers, Distress Ink 
Extras: Circle Framlits (Stampin' Up!) Mama Bear coordinating dies (Mama Elephant) 

New Release Blog Hop with the Alley Way Stamps!

Saturday, February 28, 2015


Happy Saturday... It's time for a fun new Release Blog Hop with the Alley Way Stamps!! Be sure to head over to the Alley Way Stamps Blog and enter for your Chance to win all three sets from the New Release! 



I'm showcasing the fun new set Buff! This set is free when you spend $40.00 or more during the month of March 2015. 


I stamped Buff and colored him in with Copics and cut him out. Then I created a brown card base and added a layer of pattern paper and a strip if dark green cut into a banner shape. I'm using this week's sketch at Fab Friday


I die cute a Stitched circle from White and added it behind Buff and then I popped Buff up with dimensionals. I stamped the Hello from Spell-Check in Green ink and cut it out and added it with a dimensional. This a totally adorable set! 


So, are you ready to hop???!!!


Supplies used: 
Stamps : Buff & Spell-Check (the Alley Way Stamps)
Paper: Tangerine Stripe DSP, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke & Whisper White card stock (Stampin' Up!), Solar White (Neenah).
Ink: Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up!), Licorice Hybrid Ink(MFT)
Extras: Stitched Circles Stax (My Favorite Things)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Coffee Lovers Spring Blog Hop & a Giveaway!

Friday, February 27, 2015


Who's Ready for another fun Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? The them is Spring and once again there are some great prizes up for grabs for the Hop.. Be sure to Head over to the new Coffee Lovers Blog and read all the details and join in the fun with us! 

I'm giving away a $10 Starbucks Gift Card to one lucky winner, If you don't live near a Starbucks please let me know when you leave your comment and I'll get you a different Coffee Card if you are the winner. Just leave a comment here on this post for a chance to win. I'll announce the winner on March 7th so be sure to stop back and see if you won! 

Today I created a fun card using the Alley Way Stamps set Breakfast Club.. and the Alley Way Stamps is a sponsor of the Hop as well! 


I created a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 sized card using the sketch from Retro Sketches


I created a Kraft card base and then I added a piece of pattern paper and some banners using the same pattern paper pack. I stamped the Mugs from the set and colored them in with Copics and then I fussy cut them out. 


I stamped the sentiment from the same set onto the lower corner of the top banner and then I added the mugs with some dimensionals. To give it some sparkle I added some sequins in coordinating colors. 

This is such a cute little card.. I'll send it to the winner of the Gift Card! 

Head over to the Coffee Lovers Blog and join in the fun! 


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Breakfast Club (The Alley Way Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black , Copic Markers 
Card Stock/Papers: Epic Day This & That DSP, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!), Copic X-press it. 
Extras: Into the Woods Sequin Mix (Lawn Fawn) 


Make a Wish!

Thursday, February 26, 2015


Make a Wish!!!! Today I have a fun card for you using a Mardi Gras Color Theme and I was thinking of a Mardi Gras Mask that has some feathers on it for my inspiration. 


My card design is inspired by the one Teneale Williams created here. This is the first time I inked up this Four Feathers set from Stampin' Up! and this is a great layout for it! 


You could change the colors and the sentiment to create a card for many different occasions. Today's post is short I've been struck with a nasty head cold. I'll be back tomorrow with a project for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

I'm entering this in the Simons Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.. Join in the fun this week it's "Anything Goes" ! The challenge ends Wednesday @8am CST. 


Thanks for stopping by today. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Four Feathers (Stampin' Up!) & Make a Wish (Mama Elephant) 
Ink: Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant (Stampin' Up!) & VersaFine Black 
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White (Stampin' Up!) 
Extras: Four Feathers Die Cuts (Stampin' Up!), Gold Floss (DMC) 

The Alley Way Stamps Sneak Peek!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Who's ready for a new Release from the Alley Way Stamps? Today I have a sneak peek of one of the new sets coming March 1st. This set is so cute... it's called Hard Boiled!


I stamped the chickens onto some Neenah Solar White Card stock and colored them in with my Copics and then I added the Pretty Pink Posh Die, that's cut from some Real Red card stock. I created a fun background behind the chicken using some of the other smaller images in the set. I created a Crushed Curry card base and Die cut it with the larger Stitched Rectangle from Lil' Inkers. 


Then I cut a piece from some Basic Black and background image panel using the next smallest die in the Stitched Rectangle set and added them to the card front off centered. Then I adhered the film strip panel with some dimensionals. I used the base of a speech bubble from the Cake Day set and created some Hello speech bubbles using the Hello in the Hard Boiled Set and a Copic Multi-liner. I cut them out and adhered them over each chicken. For some shimmer I added some Clear Wink of Stella on different areas of the chickens. 

So cute right? You are going to love this release! Be sure to heave over to the Alley Way Stamps blog and see some more great projects with this set and enter for your chance to Win it!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Fishin' For Kisses!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Let's go Fishing... Fishin' for Kisses! Today I'm showcasing a project with the adorable set Gone Fishing from Paperie Ink.  This is also for the new challenge at MarkerPop it's all about Brights!


I created a fun Distress Ink background for this with some Watercolor Paper & Archival Black ink. I stamped the images onto a piece of watercolor paper and then I covered them with masking fluid. Once that was dry I smooshed some Distress inks onto my craft sheet and spritz the inks with water. I smooshed my watercolor piece into it several times letting each later dry in between. 


Once the background was dry I peeled off the masking fluid and then I colored the fish & sentiment in with some Peerless watercolors. Once everything was dry I added some clear Wink of Stella randomly over the background for some fun sparkle. (Click on the photo below to see the shimmer better). I mounted the watercolor panel to a Daffodil Delight card base and added some fun Aqua & Clear Sequins. 


This set is a 4x3 and super cute for Love, Valentine's, class treats or just a fun kid card. Be sure to heave over to the Paperie Ink Facebook page to see some more great projects made with these sets. Oh and there's Free Shipping until February 28th!  


The MarkerPop challenge is open until March 9th.



Thanks for stopping by today! 



Stampin' Celebration! Up and away!

Monday, February 23, 2015


Happy Monday everyone.. I hope you had a great weekend. This week at Stampin' Celebration we have a fun Inspiration Challenge for you. 


 I decided to use the Balloons from the photos for my inspiration. And I used the adorable new set from WPlus9 called Unforgettable! 


I stamped the images onto a piece of watercolor paper and colored them in with some Distress Inks. Once the piece was dry I trimmed it to size. 


I created a white card base and then I added a piece of Smoky Slate DSP from Stampin' Up! Then I added an another piece of Pattern Paper from my stash off centered and tied a piece of Pacific Point ribbon around into a bow. Then using a 1/2' circle punch I punched 1/2 a circle in the lower side of my image panel for the bow knot to rest in. I adhered that piece with some dimensionals. I added a few sequins from the Lawn Fawn into the Woods Mix. 

Be sure to head over to the Stampin' Celebration! challenge blog and see what the other design team members created with this fun inspiration. The challenge is open until Friday @ 9pm EST. 

Thanks for stopping by!