Blog Hopping With Unity!

Hi my wonderful friends! I’m super excited today because as part of the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® DT we’re blog hopping with the awesome ladies (and some gents – haha!) at Unity Stamps! This is a week long blog hop and I’m squealing in my seat because I get to kick this celebration off! Woohooo!

I hope you’ll stop by and check out my tutorial on how I made my little wood panelled mixed media collaged piece come to life. It was a LOT of fun. The stamp from Unity that I used is called Harmony Girl and she’s a beauty. Here’s a little sneaky peek of my project over on the Design Memory Craft® blog today:




There’s some cool little tricks that maybe you haven’t tried before and some goodies up for grabs, too, so please stop by the blog. Make sure to comment on their blog and go by the Unity Stamps blog. Always check out everyone’s Facebook pages, as well. :)

Wishing you ALL a wonderful week and happy hopping. xoxo


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Autumn Tag

Hi! Thanks for joining me today. I’m so happy it’s almost Fall! I just wish the weather around here would cooperate. It’s soooo HOT! Anyway, I have a really fun Autumn tag to share with you over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blog today. This is just a sneak peek, but I wanted you all to see just a little bit of what I had in store for you over there. ;)




There’s lots of color going on this tag. Color, shimmer, shine! And if you love the changing of the seasons, like *I* do, I hope you pop over to the blog to check it out. Autumn really is my very favorite time of year and I think this tag is a perfect reflection of what I love best. The yummy colors. Cozy, beautiful and warm.

Thanks for stopping by today!! HUGE hugs to you all…


PS – I’m having HUGE issues with WordPress, so please bear with me if you run into any issues. Thank you.

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Bloom Girl Design Team – Post 2

Hi!!! I have a really wonderful card (if I do say so myself – which I just did) on the Bloom Girl Design Team Blog today. It’s my second post as part of the team and I am really in love with this card. It’s using Jamie’s Joy Bloom Girl stamp, copper embossing powder, and PanPastels to color. All of the embellishments (except for the sequins) are from Prima.



I used the September Challenge palette for my card.

September Challenge

And don’t forget you always have all month long to play along!

Thanks for stopping by! And go check out the blog for more info about how I made the card and additional views.

Have a wonderful week! :)

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Mini Journal Board

Hi everyone! I have a new post over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Blog today and it’s a fun one. Okay, well it was fun for me. ;) I learned a lot from making this project. And that was that mistakes are just opportunities to grow. To learn.  In fact, maybe we should stop calling them mistakes and just start calling them learning opportunities?

I made a mini journal board (well, a mixed media journal board!) to show how it could be used as something different. NOT just as a journal board, but as a little gift instead of a card. These would be awesome as decor items, too. Maybe for Halloween? Or Autumn? Or as a Teacher’s Gift? How fun! Mostly I just wanted to show how to use something that was intended to be used one way and use it as something else. Here’s a close up of the project:



If  you go over to the Faber-Castell Memory Craft® Blog and check out the post there, you’ll see the entire project PLUS the video on how I made it. BONUS!! :) (If you’re a subscriber to my YouTube channel, though you may have already gotten the inside scoop. Lol!)

I do hope that you enjoy seeing how this was made, seeing how I used the “oopsie” to my advantage and also seeing how versatile these mini journal boards are!

Thanks for joining me today! See you again soon.

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Faber-Castell Gelatos Mist Maker Tool Set (SSS|EH)


Glass Bead Glitter Gel (EH|SSS)


Faber-Castell Gelatos 34 piece Gift Set (EH|SSS)


The Crafter’s Workshop MINI MICROBIAL 6 x 6 Template (SSS|EH)


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Faber-Castell 50’S Diner Gelatos Designer Colors (SSS|EH)


BasicGrey HIGHLINE 6 x 6 Cardstock (EH|SSS)


Versamark Watermark Resist Ink Pad (EH|SSS)




Faber-Castell Mini Journal Boards (SSS|EH)


Faber-Castell NEUTRAL Paper Crafter Crayons (SSS|EH)


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Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hi everyone and happy SeptSTAMPtember® ! :) I was so VERY luck to receive a stamp set to play with from Simon Says Stamp in order to create some sneak peeks and show what I can do for their HUGE release for their month long awesomeness that is STAMPtember®.

I had a ton of fun playing with this stamp set which is called You’re So Sweet.  Here’s a pic of the full set and you’ll see more from me throughout the month using the set, too.

You're So Sweet

Click the image to be take directly to the Simon Says Stamp store!

And here is the card that I created with this yummy stamp set!



I had a lot of fun creating this card. I used a bunch of my Gelatos® (Blood Orange, Mango, Tangerine), then stamped the oranges over it using my Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Black #199. Then I stamped 3 more oranges and used my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils in #’s 111, 115 & 117 (from the Yellow Set) AND the Gelato® in Blood Orange to watercolor the oranges. The combination of colors really made the colors POP! I added just a dot of white to the centers using the Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in white (#101)

The oranges were popped up using the small, black 3D foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and attached to a panel of watercolor paper. Then I stamped the sentiment and a sweet little heart using a black pigment ink (onto vellum cardstock) and I heat set that with a clear embossing powder. I wrapped it around the card front and adhered the whole darned thing. :) I colored the inside of the heart with the watercolor pencils (breaaaathhhe) and added some dash lines. That’s it!

There are a lot of possibilities with this stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and I’m so happy that I got to play with it. I hope I’ve given you a few ideas, too.

STAMPtember® is sure to inspire from so many artists from near and far! Stay tuned to their BLOG

Thanks so much for joining me today!


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3D Foam Butterflies

Hi my friends! It’s been a busy week and I have a new FUN card on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today.  I’m using one of the Designer Foam shapes – 3D Foam Butterflies ! They are so fun and so super versatile.

Here’s the card I made, but I hope that you’ll check out the card on their blog so that you can see all the awesome supplies that I used on it.


They have all kinds of different fun shapes! I can’t wait to have a bit more time to play and have some fun with some of the other shapes, too. But, if you all know me then you KNOW I can’t resist these pretty butterflies anyway. ;)

On just a quick side note: Did any of you get to tune in to the Ustream class that I had with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft last night? It was my first one!! I was super nervous and I ran out of time to complete the project. I had such a great time, though. I’m already brainstorming for my next one. :)

Thank you ALL for checking out my blog, for being followers, and for being the amazing people that YOU are.


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Hazel & Ruby Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Design Memory Craft blog today as we participate in a blog hop this week with Hazel & Ruby. It’s been a super creative week already and I’m super excited to be playing along in this hop. LOTS of fun things to be creating with.

I made a really fun and easy canvas using supplies from both companies.


I think it’s super cool! But someone (who lives in my house that is not my cats) was telling me that it looks like it says “She scared”. That kind of bummed me out. In which case, I change the color scheme to orange and black and make it a Halloween canvas, I guess. *sigh*

Whatever! I like it! And *I* think SHE SOARED!! Please go over to the blog to see how easy a canvas like this (soaring or not) is to make. ;) Plus, there’s lots of prizes, too! Comment here and tell me I’m not crazy, then go over there and comment to WIN!! Yayayayayyy!!


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Bloom Girl – Hope Canvas

Hi crafty friends. I hope you’ve had a great week. Mine has been exhausting! So many things going on! But one of the highlights has definitely been making this canvas using the Hope stamp for the Bloom Girls Design Team.

I used Gelatos® in Iced Chai, Iced Coffee (from the new Steampunk Collection), and Gold Champagne to create the background,  the Hope Bloom Girl Stamp was colored with Faber-Castell watercolor pencils, and then I added a variety of Jamie’s beautiful Bloom flowers to embellish.



Please check out the Bloom Girls blog for other angles, close-ups, and more information.

And don’t forget there’s still plenty of time to play in the August challenge. It’s a MONTH LONG CHALLENGE and tons of fun. Seriously…would I lie to you? No way!!

Have a fantastic weekend and I’ll see you next week with LOTS more. :)

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Thank You Burlap Tag

Hi friends! I have this really cool Thank You Burlap Tag up on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today.



I hope that you’ll check out the blog to see how I made it.  You’ll also be able to see all of the awesome adhesives and supplies that went into creating it.

I’m a firm believer that you can never have enough Thank You’s on hand and this unique tag featuring the texture of burlap and the beautiful flowers will surely be appreciated. The tag wasn’t difficult to make and I’m sure that whoever YOU make one for will really love it! :)

Wishing you all a wonderful and CREATIVE week!

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Bloom Girls August Challenge

Hi! I’m so super excited that today brings the very first Bloom Girls monthly challenge. We’ll be posting an inspiration photo on the Bloom Girls Design Team Blog every month (the first of which you can see right below) and from that photo let your creativity SOAR!! You don’t even  have to use a Bloom Girls stamp!! (But, if you have any, please do…wink, wink.)


August 1 Challenge


So, for the Bloom Girls August Challenge you can see the gorgeous colors that Jamie chose and the stamp featured is “Free Spirit”. Isn’t she beautiful? Use anything that you see and get inspired!! :)

Here is what I created:



She is soooo much prettier in real life. I’m fairly certain I need a different camera lens or SOMETHING to be able to capture all the loveliness in my canvases. It’s getting frustrating. There’s a lot of shimmer, shine, and depth that’s just not coming through. :( I hope you like it anyway.

Jamie’s stamps are amazing and they have so much detail.  If you’re into mixed media or coloring with Copics…they’re perfect. Make sure to check out the blog to see what the other designers have done! And play along. Most of the flowers are all part of Jamie’s line, too. So many beautiful things!

And, last but NOT least, there is also a wonderful prize package up for grabs from Jamie to one randomly selected participant so you will really, really, really want to play along!! ;)

Wishing you all a wonderfully creative and inspirational week…

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