I created a few cards centering around the Concord and 9th Hope Stamp Set and Dies.

For my first card I used the flowers from the set to create a beautiful background.  Then I stamped the sentiment on top of that and mounted it onto a card for a simple 1 layer card.

For my next card I used the Concord and 9th Barnwood Background stamp to created a soft background by double stamping it with versamark ink.   Next I stamped my sentiment from the Concord and 9th Hope Stamp set.  Then I added a flower I stamped and fussy cut before popping it up on the bottom left corner of the card.

Last but not least I used the Barnwood Background stamp again with versamark ink to created the beautiful background.  I then added the die cut created using the Hope die and frame.  Last but not least I added another sentiment from the Hope Stamp Set.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

I am entering the 2nd and 3rd cards into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: S is for . . . I am saying Simple.  I chose to keep these cards very simple in my approach.

I am also entering all 3 of these cards into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes.  As well as the Concord and 9th social Media 4th birthday celebration.

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The airplane card

When this stamp set came in a prize my mom got I knew I had to use it sometime.(Blog candy from Simon Says Stamp Blog!! Thank you!)

I tried to color it as best as I could to match the picture on the stamp package.  It was really hard.  The pink cheeks were the hardest.  To add sparkle I added glue to the airplane wings and sprinkled silver glitter on top.


This is what I chose for the inside:

Thanks for coming to see my card!  I made it for the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge. Anything Goes with Sparkle.


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Igloo card

I wanted to paint and have the picture show up like I have seen.  So I picked the Simon Says Stamp Snow Much from our stamps.  I stamped the image and put the embossing powder on it.  Then my mom used the heat tool.

I then used a crayola watercolor set to paint my card. After it dried I colored in the nose and the skates and put down glue for the ice and put glitter on it.  For the background I added snowflakes.  I stamped them in glue and then sprinkled aqua glitter on them.  They sort of worked.

Thanks for coming to see my card.  I am entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes with Sparkle Challenge.


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Garden Card

Today my son is taking over the blog to share a card he created.  It is so neat to watch my kids create and discuss their crafting plans 🙂  He insisted on doing his own photography too!

I made this card for my Grandma and Grandpa.  They like gardening and I like to work in the garden with them.  I wanted to add clouds to my watercolor background.  Then to make them sparkle I used a sparkle pen (wink of stella).  But the pen started taking off my white ink!


I also added a Bee and used the sparkle pen on its wings.

I decided to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Vacation Challenge:  Anything goes with sparkle!


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Ice Cream Birthday Card

Hi!  Thank you for taking the time to pop in here to my blog!  Today I am sharing a little birthday card I whipped up to go with this month’s Jaded Blossom Stamp Challenge.  This was the inspiration photo for the challenge:

And here is the card I created to for the challenge:


This theme was so fun!  I stepped out of my norm a little and used patterned paper  from the Basics collection by Pebbles.  To cut the stitched rectangular and square pieces I use the Jaded Blossom Card Mat Die.  The circle was I think Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die.

To create the ice cream panel for my card I used the We R Memory Keepers Layering Celebrate/Party clear stamp set.  I also used the Gina K Design Mini Wreath Builder template.

For the beautiful sentiments on my card I used the Jaded Blossom Sweet Birthday Wishes Stamp set.

On the inside of my card I also stamped another stamp from the Jaded Blossom Sweet Birthday Wishes stamp set and another ice cream cone.  Below is a look at that:


Thanks again for stopping by my blog.  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Remarkable Resist

I squeezed in one more camp create today!

This time I completed the Remarkable Resist MFT Camp Create Challenge!

This is the card I created:

It was great to try out a new watercolor technique.  Plus using the vellum.  I am still trying to figure out the best way to attach it to a card so the adhesive won’t show.  (Suggestions welcome) 🙂

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

I used the following supplies:

  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Clear Embossing Powder: Simon Says Stamp Clear Fine detail embossing powder
  • Tombow Dualbrush pens: 555 & 245
  • Fiskars Clear Stamp: Celebrate
  • MFT: Brushstrokes
  • Hero Arts Vellum
  • Hero Arts Embossing Powder Silver
  • Jaded Blossom Card Mat die
  • Ranger Watercolor paper
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Just Because

1 out of 5 is good right 😉  I had/have the best of intentions of getting to all the MFT Camp Create Challenges however with all the summer shenanigans with the kids home it is what it is.  My daughter and I are counting it as a success that we completed 1!  The class was Wonderful Watercoloring.

It was just the motivation we needed to try out the watercolor ideas we had been talking about and test out a few types of papers to see what we liked best.

Here is the front view of my card:

To create my card I used Tombow Dualbrush markers to watercolor the background. (885, 925 & 025) I then went WAY out of my comfort zone and decided to splatter watered down white acrylic ink across the panel. Once it was dried I used the MFT Stitched Mod Rectangle Die-namic to cut the background for my card from my watercolor panel.  Next up I used the Just Because stamp set from UNIKO for the images and sentiment on the front and inside the card.

Here is the inside of my card:


I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

MFT Camp Create Day 1 Wonderful Watercolor

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background

MFT color Challenge 121

UNIKO Challenge 54- Flowers


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