Birthday Card with Candles #2

One more card for the My Favorite Things Stamps Birthday Project: Make a Wish!

I used the Make a Wish Stamp and Die Set from My Creative Time.  First I colored the cute candles in rainbow colors.  After die cutting them out I added them to an embossed panel using a Provo Craft Cuttlebug embossing folder Mickey Celebrates. I also stamped Happy Birthday from the My Favorite Things Stamp Brushstroke Expressions.  I decided it was missing something so I re-stamped the sentiment in Versamark Ink and added Simon Says Stamp clear Embossing powder to give it a little shine.  Last but not least I added glossy accents to all the flames.


  • My Favorite Things Stamps: Brushstroke Expressions
  • My Creative Time: Make a Wish
  • Provo Craft: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Mickey Celebrates
  • Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Simon Says Stamp: Clear Fine Detail Embossing Powder
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
  • Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

Entered into the MFT: Make a Wish Birthday Project

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Birthday Card with Candles

When I saw the MFT Birthday Challenge: Make a Wish this month to use candles I immediately had a stamp set in mind that I wanted to use!  The trick was finding the time to make it happen.  Today I finally made it happen!

I used a little bit of Wink of Stella to add a little interest and sparkle to the flames.  It was hard to get a great picture but if you look close you can see a little bit of shimmer.


  • Candles: My Creative Time – Make a Wish
  • Happy Birthday Stamp: MFT Brushstroke Expressions
  • Background: MFT Mod Stitched Rectangle Stax Die-namics
  • Tombow Dualbrush Pen
  • Hero Arts Vellum
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder: Silver
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Versafine Claire: Nocturne
  • Wink of Stella (Flames)
  • Paper: Misc.

I entered it into the MFT: Make a Wish Card Challenge.

Thanks for taking the time to come by and visit!

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Simple water coloring

Hello!  Thanks so much for taking the time to come by and visit my blog!

Today I am sharing a simple card I created and in the end turned into a Sympathy card I needed to send to a friend.

To start I stamped in Versa Mark ink on water color paper.  I used the flower image from  the All That You Are stamp set by Stampin’ Up.  Next I added white embossing powder and embossed the image.  Then came the fun part. I used Tombow Dual Brush colors and water to paint my image.

After it dried I cut the image out using the My Creative Time Thank you Frame and Dies.  Then I mounted it onto a purple card base.

Last but not least I ended up needing a sympathy card so I used the beautiful Ink Blot Shop stamp Comfort & Hugs to stamp a message on the inside of my card.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge:  Mood Board Colors


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A card for Mom

This week I saw a beautiful card (CLICK HERE to see it) being made by the talented Cathy Zielske on her blog CZ designs.  I have been wanting to dabble in water coloring for a bit.  After watching Cathy’s video I was so inspired I decided why not give it a try.

I had to alter the supplies a bit from what she used to go with what I had (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this).  For a first attempt at water coloring a background I was pleasantly surprised and learned a lot as I went.

Once the water color panel was dry I die cut it out using a Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle die.  Next I added the sentiment that I cut out of the Simon Says Stamp Cutting plate.  I polished it off by adding a few fun sequins.   Which even though it doesn’t look like it were the exact same colors for both sets of sequins.  It was so interesting to see how the background color and the way the light hits the sequins changed the look of them!

Below you will see  a list of supplies I used for this card and the card challenge I am entering it into.  Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today.  I hope you have a wonderful day!


  • Water color paper
  • Tombow Dual Brush Bright Pallet Set
  • Hero Arts Nesting Rectangle Infinity Die
  • Simon Says Stamp Full Card Love Mum
  • Ride the Tide Sequins Spiegelmom Scraps
  • Card Base – DCWV winter box of cards
  • Lawn Fawn glue tube

Card Challenge: Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: For a Special Lady

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Birthday Card

Today I am entering the HAPPY BIRTHDAY challenge for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  They are celebrating 10 years!  Congratulations to them!

For today’s card I went pretty simple.


My birthday card features the Concord & 9th Bitty Burst Turnabout Stamp for the background and the cute little cupcake is from pebbles by American Craft.  I stamped it, did a little coloring with colored pencils and added just a touch of Wink of Stella for a little sparkle.

The beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment inside is from the stamp Set Sweet wishes by Penny Black.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog!


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Alien Celebration Card

Such a fun afternoon taking a moment to craft with my daughter today!  I thought I would attempt some of the Walter & Winnie 5th Anniversary Challenges.

Originally I was thinking I would create some sort of a St. Patrick’s day card.  As you can see that didn’t happen.  I transformed my die cut and just wasn’t feeling it despite the greens.  Instead I felt like it had a better outer space feel.  When I spied a cute little alien stamp in my collection I thought it was the perfect match.


To create the background I used the biggest die cut in the Walter & Winnie die set Essentials: Tilda Cutaways.  To customize it I chose 3+ stamp sets to fill the background.  I used the circle stamps in the Snow Holiday With Evelin T Designs, the star from Concord & 9th – Seriously, Thank you and a We R memory keepers star stamp (I couldn’t find the name of the set).

I also used 5 colors of green ink to create the background. ( Gina K Design Grass Green, Reverse Confetti Parakeet,  We R Memory Keepers (name unknown), Memento Pear Tart and Memento Cottage Ivy).5green

Next, I stamped out the alien spaceship from Craftin Desert Diva Adventure Land Set.  I colored it in using Tombow Dual Brush Markers.  Then fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card with pop dots.


Finally for the sentiment I used Let’s Celebrate from Clearly Besotted: Tiny Type.


I am entering this card into the Follow Challenges:

Walter and Winnie: Customized Die Cut with Crystal

Walter & Winnie: 3+ Stamp Set Challenge with Kelly

Walter & Winnie: 5 Challenge with Shay

YNS Fun Friday Challenge #108:  Seeing Stars

SSS Wednesday Challenge: Create a Scene

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Halloween Boxes

This week I whipped up some quick little Halloween boxes.  I stamped and colored the images on all the sides of the boxes, filled them with a few treats and delivered them to the kids in my church class.

Here is a little close up of a couple of the colored images.  I attempted a little bit of highlighting with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol.  (Yes I have a lot to learn still but you have to start somehwere right?)

I used the following stamps:

  • My Creative Time: Too Cute to Spook
  • Craftin Desert Divas: Fright Night
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