Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Project Bin - Fun Is Good Again!

Happy Friday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

I'm sharing another one from the great Fun Is Good Stamp Set.
This is such a fun and versatile set!

I'm not sure why this paper suited the "silly" theme for me...but it did! 
I love the happy colors and the squiggly lines.
I layered the paper on black, and then on matching pink cardstock.


I stamped the sentiment in black, on the pink cardstock.
Back to the "silly"...I placed the stamped piece wonky,
and then I added a matching piece of green cardstock.
Finally, I added some punched flowers with bling centers.


Here's a closer look at the stamping:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Momenta, Bazzill Cardstock;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, DIstress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Punches: EK Success - Retro Flowers;
Bling: Crafts - Rhinestones.


The Project Bin - Fun is Good Stamp Set


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If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."

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I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:



Sunday, 19 March 2017

Tutti Designs - Koi

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

This is another fun one from the February Release.
It's called "Koi" and you'll find it HERE.

I placed this fun fish in a water colored oval.
I was hoping it looked like he was in a pond.
Then I backed it with an Asian style decorative paper.


Finally, I added a sheer ribbon bow.


Here's a closer look at the Koi Die, and the Stitched Nesting Circle Die.


Other Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV - Far East Stack;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.

Tutti Designs Dies Used:




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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Introducing the NEW Mustard Seed Faith Challenge

Sunday Blessings to you, my friends!

I'm excited about today!
Today I get to introduce you to a brand new challenge blog. 
You may have noticed the word "Faith" in the title.
Those of us on the Design Team...did I mention I'm on the Design Team? ;o)
Anyways...those of us on the Design Team all have a strong love for...and faith in...Jesus Christ. 
We are really looking forward to sharing that love with you,
as well as sharing our crafty projects.

We have a key Scripture verse that's found in Matthew 17:20:

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Have you ever seen a mustard seed? It is TINY!
That tiny seed grows into a big plant. 
So guess what? It's not the quantity of your faith...it's the quality of your faith that matters.
I read that somewhere, and it's stuck with me.
Just know that with God nothing is impossible! :o)

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Okay...so what IS the challenge, you ask?
It's an easy one!
Just make something...anything...and use YELLOW.
That's it! 

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Here's the card I made:


I tool and ink distressed all the edges.
Then I did some simple layering.


I layered some ovals and then added the "Faith".
I also added the wildflower die-cut to depict a growth in faith.
That tiny mustard seed grows into a big plant!


Finally, I added a loopy twine bow and some pretty yellow sequins.


Materials Used:
Papers: Crate Paper - Random;
Dies: Tutti Designs - Faith Word Set, Stitched Nesting Ovals, 
Tim Holtz - Wild Flowers Thinlits;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Twine: MME - Follow Your Heart
Bling: Sequins - My Stash.

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So head on over to the

There you can meet the rest of the Design Team
and see what they've created for the challenge this week. 

Then check out the simple rules, make something,
and link it up!

I can't wait to see what you make! :o)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

All Dressed Up - Challenge # 67

Hello, my friends!

Today is the beginning of a new challenge at All Dressed Up!
The challenges are always Anything Goes but you MUST use an image from All Dressed Up.
There are freebies available at the challenge blog HERE! :o)

For this challenge, I created my March Calendar Page.
Yes, March is my birthday month, so this image was perfect!
It's called "Smile It's Your Birthday" and you can find it HERE.

Won't it be a wonderful reminder for my husband to see every day? ;o)
Actually, he doesn't need a reminder. 
He has already asked me to make a birthday card 
...that he can buy from me...to give to me.
Yes, he does that! lol

Okay, on to my page.
I knew this paper would be just perfect for the image. 
I border punched the pretty matching yellow paper, 
and added one strip to the top and one strip to the bottom. 
 I inked the calendar in yellow, and adhered it.  
I fussy cut the image and the sentiment and popped them up on foam tape.
Finally, I added some pretty pearls. 


Here you can see how nicely they stand out off the page
...as they should! :o)


Materials Used:
Papers: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes;
Image: All Dressed Up - Smile It's Your Birthday;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punches: EK Success - Daisy Border, Scalloped Scallop Border;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Blue Sky, Dandelion;
Calendar: Maya Road Printable Calendar;
Bling: Crafts - Pearls.

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Head on over to the Challenge Blog and join the fun! :o)

Here are all the links you'll need:




The Project Bin - Fun Is Good!

Happy Friday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin

Before I get to my share for today,
I would like to thank you all for your great response to my confession in last week's post! 
Thank you for all the fun comments! :o)

Today I am sharing a fun sentiment from the Fun Is Good Stamp Set.
I've been looking forward to using this stamp.
When I came across this paper in my stash I thought it was really fun,
and I immediately thought of this stamp.

It's just a simple tent-fold card.
Isn't it a fun paper? So happy!
I really liked all the pretty colored circles on it.
Drawing from that, I cut a circle and stamped the sentiment on it. 
I took some matching seam binding and knotted them together. 
I spritzed it with water and crumpled it all up.
When it was dry I pulled the crumple apart and adhered it to the card. 



Here's a close-up of the stamping; so crisp and clean!



I wanted to draw some attention to all the little circles.
I was going to do it with applying Glossy Accents, but then I came across these little dew drops.
I used Glossy accents to add them instead.


They add such lovely sparkle and dimension!


Materials Used:
Papers: Momenta;
Die: WRMK - Nesting Circles;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Bling: Robin's Nest Dew Drops - Water, Orchid, Mowed Grass;
Seam Binding: My Sewing Stash;
Glossy Accents. 

The Project Bin - Fun is Good Stamp Set


* * * * *
If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."


* * * * *
I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:



Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Miss Daisy Stamps DT - Blossom

Hello, my friends!

I have a new card to share with you today, 
using an image from Miss Daisy Stamps.
This one is called "Blossom" and you can find it HERE.

Isn't she lovely?

I distressed the edges of all the papers and layered them up.
I added a pretty daisy trim, and then covered most of it when I decided to use this ornate frame.


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Project Life - Desktop Edition; 
Image: Miss Daisy Stamps - Blossom;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Fleur de Elegance;
Trim: My Sewing Stash;
Bling: Crafts - Pearls.

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If you haven't been over to Miss Daisy Stamps lately
you really need to go and check it out!
There are all kinds of exciting additions and events going on!
There's always a really fun challenge going on in the group too!

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Here are all the links:







Kathryne is very generous with gifts and surprises.

You'll want to sign up so you don't miss any of the fun!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Tutti Designs - Oriental Parasol

Hello, my friends!

It's Monday, and I'm back with a new Tutti Designs share!

Today I'm sharing another one of the Asian themed dies from the February release.
This week it is the Oriental Parasol Die.
You can find it HERE.

I began with this decorative paper.
Choosing a matching cardstock, I created the card base.
I added a decorative punch along the bottom of the card front. 
I cut the parasol out of the same cardstock and adhered it.
Finally, I added some Liquid Pearls and sheer ribbon. 
Here you can see a peek of the strip of decorative paper that I added to the inside of the card. 
It shows through the punched border on the front. 
Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, DCWV - Far East Stack;
Punch: Fiskars Border Punch - Parisian;
Bling: Liquid Pearls - Bisque;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Ribbons: Celebrate It.

Tutti Designs Die - Oriental Parasol


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I'll be back next week with a new project.
In the meantime, here are all the links you'll need:




Friday, 10 March 2017

Cards and More Shop - New Challenge

Hello, my friends!

There's a new Challenge beginning at the Cards and More Shop.

The challenge this month is: Anything Goes with Sentiments.


I took this new challenge quite literally.
I went ahead and covered the entire card with sentiments! :o)


First I covered the white cardstock with "Happy" in black ink.
I didn't have the patience to use a stamping tool for placement.
I just did it freehand and it went very fast!


Then I stamped the entire sentiment..."Happy Birthday" in red ink.


Then I did some cutting and layering, and pieced it all together. 
Finally, I added some red rhinestones.


Materials used from Cards and More Shop:

Jane's Doodles - Birthday Wishes

Black Cardstock

Chalk Cardstock


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Now it's your turn!
You can make whatever you want: 
a card, a layout, art journal page, or mixed media
...anything goes...and add a sentiment!

So head over to the shop blog and link up!
You might win a prize! 
You'll also see the variety of projects that the DT created.


You'll find the linky tool here:



I look forward to seeing what you make! :o)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Project Bin - Feline Good...and a Big Confession

Happy Friday, my friends!

Today I'm back with another project for The Project Bin!
This one is for all my cat loving friends...of which there are MANY! :o)

Now...before I get started with my project details...I have a confession to make. 
I am NOT a cat person!
I mean...I am SERIOUSLY NOT a cat person!

Yes...I know...I hear you all gasping in shock! 

I've seen your love for ALL things kitty! lol 
Actually, when I visit some of your blogs,
I have to close my eyes and hope that my comment ends up in the right place, and spelled correctly! ;o)

All that being said...I am very happy to be sharing this fun stamp and die set with you today.
I had lots of fun playing with it,
and I didn't end up with enough hair on me to knit a sweater! lol

This is the Feline Good Stamp and Die Set from The Project Bin.
You can find it right HERE.
This set includes 8 stamps and 2 dies.

I simply created a sweet little scene for the kitty to sit in.
(I had first typed "my kitty" in that sentence, but I had to change it. It just didn't feel right at all! lol)
Originally I was going to place the kitty on the fence,
but it started sagging under his weight! lol 


I popped the kitty, flowers, and sentiment banner, up on foam tape.
It brought them out of the page a bit and added dimension.


Here's a closer look at the nice crisp stamping this set gives:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: American Crafts - Color Crush;
Die: Tim Holtz On the Edge Die - On the Fence;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Tools: WRMK - Precision Press.

The Project Bin - Feline Good


*** Thanks so much for stopping by today! ***
I hope you don't think any less of me after my confession.
I still love all of you! :o)

* * * * *
If you're not familiar with The Project Bin,
they specialize in wonderful sentiment stamps.
They're clear photopolymer and stamp as crisp as can be!
Each set has multiple stamps, and 
"A Way With Words."


* * * * *
I'll be back next week to share another wonderful stamp! :o)
In the meantime...

Here are all the links you'll need:



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

New Release at All Dressed Up - Pretty Bonnet

Hello, my friend!

Welcome to a New Release post for All Dressed Up!
I'll be here on the 7th of each month to share a fun new image with you! :o)

Today I'm sharing a new image called "Pretty Bonnet",
which you can find HERE.

I've made a tag to showcase this Easter beauty.
I did some simple layering, punching, and embellishing.
I finished it off with a beautiful iridescent bow!


Here's a closer look at the sweet image, and the pretty bow!


Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Image: All Dressed Up - Pretty Bonnet;
Coloring: Spectrum Noir Markers;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Garden Gate Deep Edge;
My Stash: Pearl Trim, Ribbon, Lace;
Eyelet: EK Success - White;
Tool: Cropodile Big Bite;
Bling: Crafts - Pearls.

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Head on over to the blog to check out all the other wonderful new release images, 
and see what everyone else has created! :o)

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Here are all the links you'll need: