Saturday, January 31, 2015

Folk Art Medallion

Hi all!  Today I have a card set made that I’ve wanted to do for a loooooooooong time!  I got the Folk Art Medallion stamp set a while back, but was never able to get a really solid, perfect image from the big medallion stamp.  Now with my MISTI, every one is perfect!


I stamped some of this on the MISTI, and some with blocks, and I filmed the process.  There are also a couple tips on stamping with difficult images.  Hope it helps!

This is also for Cute Card Thursday – Stamping Mad (use a stamp) and SSS Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes.  TFL!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With Love

Hi all!  Today I have a card for the Uniko Studio challenge – Love and Friendship:


The sentiment is from Flower Power #3 and the heart dies are from Little B.  I’ve made a quick video today showing a tip on stamping on odd-shaped die cuts with the MISTI:

This is also for Noor Design UK – With Love.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, January 26, 2015


Hi all!  Today I have a mixed media tag for you:

I cut 2 pieces of cardstock and covered them with sheets from an old book.   One was cut into a tag shape, and on the other I stamped the doll and wings.  I colored them with Inktense pencils, added some Stickles to the wings, and fussy cut them out.  I cut out the same tag shape from some cloud transparency I had in my stash and tied it to the book sheet tag with a twill bow and some baker’s twine.

For the sentiment, I printed it on plain paper with my laser printer and covered it with clear packing tape.  Then I soaked it in water and rubbed the paper off the back of the tape.  That leaves just the toner sentiment on the back of the tape and it stuck right to the transparency.

This is for SSS Monday Challenge – Up in the Clouds.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sending Big Hugs

Hi all!  Today I have a card made using the MFT Sketch:


I used the PI Sending Big Hugs stamp set and the matching die.  She was stamped with Memento ink, colored with Copics and her dress was paper pieced.  The sentiment is also from the stamp set.

This is also for Crafty Creations – Something Old, Something New (the paper is really old from my stash and the stamp set and die are new to me).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Repetitive Stamping with the MISTI

Hi all!  Yesterday on her blog, Jennifer McGuire put up a post about repeated stamping of an image in a circle.  I immediately thought that I could replicate that look by using the MISTI, and without having to measure.  Here’s what I came up with:


I used the Lovestruck stamp set from Your Next Stamp and a rainbow of Memento Dew Drop inkpads.  And here’s my video showing the technique:

I hope you like it and TFL!

P.S. This is also for SSS Wednesday Challenge – Have a Heart.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hoppy Valentine’s Day!

feature day january 22

Hi all!  Today is Your Next Stamp’s Feature Day.  We’re all featuring Love themed projects.  I have a gift card pocket using the Small Tear Away Tab die:


I also used the Love & Smiles stamp set and the matching die set.  Here’s what it looks like after the tab is pulled and the gift card is pulled out a little.


And I made a video of the process as well:

Be sure to check out the YNS Blog to see all of the other projects and comment for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!  TFL!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hi all!  Today’s card used the MISTI to help stamp it.  Can you guess how?


The birthday sentiment is not a large circle stamp.  It’s just the little word birthday that I stamped 8 times using the MISTI for perfect positioning and repetition.  To get the perfect spacing, I used an octagon diecut behind the circle.  Here’s a video explaining how I did it:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Heartfelt Thanks

Hi all!  I have a card for a couple challenges today:


I used the Everyday Classics set from Papertrey Ink and followed the Make It Monday instructions for pieces behind the heart.  I cut out a 3x4 journaling card and cut out a Spellbinders heart from it.  I stamped a sentiment near the bottom, then adhered the pie chart piece to the back of the card and cut the excess off.  I embossed a blue cardstock piece with a Stampin’ Up! dot folder and put the whole card together.

This is for Crafty Creations – Blues and also Daring Cardmakers – January Blues.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Framed Thanks

Hi all!  I have another card for you today that uses the MISTI stamp tool for positioning/stamping:


I used the Simply Sketched set from Stampin’ Up! and I watercolored the branches with Distress reinkers.  Here’s the video:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Pretty Darn Awesome

Hi all!  Here’s my card for today:


I just got my MISTI Stamping Tool and I have to say that it really is the Most Incredible Stamping Tool Invented! Smile  I used it on this card to stamp the sentiment exactly where I wanted it on the card base and on the watercolored panel.  Then I mounted the watercolor panel on the card base with foam tape, and the sentiment lined up perfectly!

I used the Lovely Thoughts stamp set and the Roses dies from Paper Smooches.  And I filmed a video of the making of it:

This is for SSS Monday Challenge – Inky Background and the sketch is from CAS(E) this Sketch.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sending You Sunshine

Hi all!  Today I have a card for the MFT Sketch Challenge:


I used the Sunflower Sweetheart stamp set and matching dies from MFT as well as a banner die cut using a Blueprints die.  The background is an old Cornish Heritage Farms cling stamp.

She was stamped with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  I popped her and the sentiment up on foam tape.

This is also for MarkerPOP – Anything Goes (and colored with markers) and Fab 'n' Funky – Something New (I just got this stamp and die set).  I hope you like it and TFL!

Monday, January 12, 2015


Hi all!  Here’s my card for today:


I used a few MFT products on this card: Heart Full of Love TRANSFORM-ablesSheet Music Background, and Hugs & Kisses Cover Up die.

This is for Color Throwdown – red, white, and black.  I hope you like it and TFL!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Oooops!  I forgot to post my DT Dare card yesterday, so here it is:


This month, our Dare was to make a Clean & Simple card using the colors white and red.  First I stamped the Heart Ink Splatter in red on a white card base.  Next, I cut the Fancy Thanks Die 3 times from white cardstock scraps.  I glued them together and adhered to the card, slightly over the splatter.

This card is also for the Virginia's View challenge – Clean Slate. 

Don’t forget to check out the YNS Blog to see all the other inspiration from the DT and comment there for your chance to win!  TFL!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

YNS Fun Friday

Hi all!  Today we have new Color and Sketch challenges over at the YNS Challenge Blog.  Here’s the Color Challenge:

YNS Color Challenge 5

And here’s the Sketch:


This time I went with the sketch and came up with this:


I used the Perfect Chemistry stamp set and the matching die set.  I stamped the test tube guy with Memento ink and colored with Copics.  Then I die cut him out and popped him up on the panel with foam dots.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and embossed with Hero Arts white EP.

This is also for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and don’t forget to click over to the YNS Challenge Blog to see all the details and inspiration from the team!  TFL!

Always Here

Hi all!  Today I have a card made for the MFT Sketch Challenge:


I used the Framed Lovebirds Die-Namics, Hugs & Kisses Cover Up, and a sentiment from PI Sending Big Hugs.  I also used the hemp cord from MFT and the sentiment tag is from Blueprints 18.

This is also for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

YNS New Release Blog Hop!


Hi all!  Welcome to the January 2015 New Release Blog Hop for Your Next Stamp!  You should have arrived from Laura’s blog, but if you just happened across this post, then please go back to the beginning (Carole’s blog  - links are at the bottom of this post) because you won’t want to miss a stop!

I’m so excited for this release!!  I designed the Spring/Summer Scene die set and I also designed an SVG matchbox that’s designed to go with the Key To My Heart die set!  I *love* hearts so this is a favorite release of mine.  I was thrilled to see the Heart Ink Splatter stamp – SO cute!!  Anyway, that’s enough talk, let’s get to my projects!

First up I have a little square card using the set Love & Smiles and its matching dies:


I also used the tree trunk/branch and clouds from the Spring/Summer Scene dies.

Next up I have the Key To My Heart Matchbox:


You actually insert the key into the keyhole and turn to pull out the matchbox drawer!  Here’s a pic of the drawer coming out:


I used the Heart Ink Splatter stamp as well as the Love & Smiles set.  I’ve made a video about the matchbox:

And the SVG file is FREE with the purchase of the Key To My Heart die set If you have any problems with the file, please email me directly instead of leaving a comment.  Thank you.

As always, there is a hop prize to be won – one commenter will be drawn from all the comments on all the blogs in the hop to win a $20 Gift Certificate to YNS!!  So the more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning!

And of course there’s a sale as well!


Your next stop is Wendy’s blog, but don’t forget to leave me a comment before you go!

Monday, January 5, 2015

YNS Sneak Peek

Hi all!   It’s almost that time again – time for a new release from Your Next Stamp!  Yay!  Today the DT has peeks of the new products for you and here’s mine:


I used the Spring/Summer Scene Dies (which I designed!!) to make the background for the little bee from Sweet and Cool.  I added a face to him from Fun Faces, colored him with Copics, and cut him out with the matching die.  He was then popped up on an acetate Z-spring.  You can see the dimension a little better in this shot:


The fun thing is when you flick him a little, he moves!  Fun!

This is also for the SSS Monday Challenge – Old and New (I used new stamps and dies with some very OLD patterned papers).

Now it’s time for you to head over to the YNS Blog to see all the DT members that have a sneak peek for you today.  I hope to see you back here tomorrow for the New Release Hop!  TFL!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Orange You Sweet

Hi all!  Today I have a card for a few challenges:


I used the Fruit Trio die set and generated the sentiment on my computer.  The patterned papers are from Doodlebug’s Fruit Stand.

This is for the following challenges:

I hope you like it and TFL!