Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Settled and Ready to Create!

Hi Everyone...seems as though it has been so very long...finally settled in our apartment in Podgorica, Montenegro with our shipment unpacked (mostly!). So ready to get inky! 

There are still summery temperatures here, but I'm waiting for it to cool down and for "Fall" to arrive. Stamp Simply Clear "Give Thanks" stamp set, along with the Stamp Simply Give Thanks Steel die set was perfect for getting back into the stamping groove.

Since we are once again living overseas, I wanted to make a somewhat flat and easy to mail design. Panels of creamy cardstock, Graphic 45 "Time to Flourish Patterns and Solids" 6 x 6" decorator paper, and JustRite A2 Stitched Rectangle and Banner dies make up the base of the card. The leaf and acorn (and Bible verse) are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa Ink, colored with Copic Sketch Markers, then die cut with the Stamp Simply Steel dies. The banner, leaf, and acorn are popped up with pieces of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips. 

May Art's Ivory Burlap String ties it all together. I certainly love me some Burlap String...I have both the Ivory and Natural in full spools in my craft room. I use it for stringing banners, wrapping gifts...many crafty and paper projects. I love the rustic touch it can add.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks so very much for stopping by-- I'm very excited to be back and I look forward to posting more often.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

NEW Stamp Simply Clear Sunflower Season Stamps and Dies

So fun to have a second post today featuring the new Stamp Simply Clear Stamps! I've used Stamp Simply Clear "Sunflower Season" and Stamp Simply Steel Sunflower Dies for this design:

Both new release flowers have been so very enjoyable to create with...easy to color and so crisp and clean with the die cut edge!

The base of my design is covered with Kaisercraft "Marigold" designer paper and a simple border of May Art's 5/8" Center Stitch Burlap ribbon. The ribbon is adhered with ScorTape and the layers and bloom are popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

The bloom is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic Sketch Markers. The sunflower die from the die set was used for that crisp fussy cutting here!

I couldn't pass up the chance to add a quote from the new stamp set to the inside of my card as well:

So pleasurable to play with! These supplies are from 

And make certain to check out Darsie Bruno's video regarding the new stamp sets:

Thanks so much for stopping by today. This will be my last post for some time as we move overseas once again. I should be back to posting in a month or two! Be well, and enjoy your summer!

Stamp Simply New Clear Stamps and Dies--Caring Coneflower!

 Such gorgeous new stamp sets and dies at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!  Here is the new "Caring Coneflower" stamp set with Stamp Simply Steel "Coneflower" die set. FABulous! So fun to color!

After stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, I colored it with Copic Sketch Markers, then die cut it with the coneflower die. The "coneflower" sentiment was also stamped with the Memento ink, then die cut using the same die set.

The image is layered over a simple background of a Petaloo Craft Large Doily layered over kraft cardstock. A watered down spatter of Dina Wakley Media Gesso adds a bit of interest; May Art's Burlap String becomes a border to top things off. I glued it all together with TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

Take a peek at the inside sentiment from the same "Caring Coneflower" set:

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to check back this evening at 8 PM to see my second design featuring the new sets from Stamp Simply!

An extra treat: see this video by Darsie Bruno featuring the newest Stamp Simply Stamps and dies:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Autumn Leaves

Life is becoming very busy for my husband and I. We will once again be moving overseas and I have been organizing and preparing for the move daily. I will only be posting a couple more designs before I will be forced to take a creative break. 

Today's card features Stamp Simply Clear "Harvest" stamp set and the brand new Stamp Simply Steel "Harvest" dies that match the stamp set! LOVE having dies to match die sets...make for such an easy, crisp edge with no fussy cutting! There are new dies to match some of the other past Stamp Simply clear stamps sets...check them out at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Okay, back to the card. The base is created using a Tim Holtz "Woodgrain" stencil and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks...specifically the "Vintage Photo" ink pad. Ranger's Mini Ink Blending Tool works great to apply the ink through the stencil to the cardstock...handy little tool! 

I stamped the word "Autumn" with Versafine Onyx Black ink directly onto the background--the "Autumn" die from the die set could also have been used here. May Art's Burlap String was wrapped around the panel for interest; that same panel was then popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension when attached to the base.

The leaves were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then die cut with the dies from the matching die set. They were colored with Copic Sketch Markers, then covered with Ranger Clear Crackled Paint in Rock Candy.

Fun card...especially with the new dies!

You can find all of the linked products at 

Thanks for stopping by today and please join me once again next week--I'll still be around!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Love is...

The first time that I saw this Wild Rose Studio "Dancing Daisies" decorator paper, I thought of our wedding...our theme included light blue dotted swiss with daisies. It's our wedding anniversary this week, so a perfect time to think daisies, 
fresh bright white, and love!

The oval sentiment is popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips, then prettied up with a Seam Binding Ribbon bow created with an Original Bow Easy. A Stickpin by Darsie--Shabby Collection adds a touch of sparkle.

The patterned card base is accented with Lucia Venise Lace borders.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is great!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cafe Parisian and Variegated Silk Ribbon

Have you taken a closer look at May Art's 1.25" 
Variegated Silk Ribbon? It's quite luscious...
and comes in five different arrays of color...

I've used the pink - champagne version in my card design above along with an Original Bow Easy to make my loopy, full bow.

The color that I chose works quite well with Graphic 45's "Cafe Parisian" line. I've used the 8 x 8" decorator paper here, along with the Graphic 45 Cafe Parisian Chipboard Diecuts #1. Layers are glued together with TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by to see today's sweet creation. 
Have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Floral Silhouette

Loving this beautiful Wild Rose Studio 

I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous scene on the paper, so decided upon using Spellbinder's Die D-Lite "Silhouette" as a focal point.

The sentiment, stamped directly onto the designer paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, is from Stamp Simply's Clear "Words of Encouragement" stamp set.

A Seam Binding Ribbon bow, made with an Original Bow Easy (tutorial HERE) adds a bit of shabby and Melissa Frances Pearl adds bling.

The design is all glued together with TomBow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.