Solar Eclipse/Let Your Light Shine

I am so excited about the Solar Eclipse happening on August 21.  Even though I am far away from its path, it is still going to be a spectacular event for those who can observe it closer to the path of totality.

So, what does a card maker do to celebrate this event?  Well make a card of course.  This is the card that I came up with using the Hello Love Bundle (BD-0262) and the Sun Rays Die(DI-0108).   I thought it was a fitting combination.

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Let Your Light Shine


I used the Sun Rays die to cut out a piece of Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock.  Then I cut a piece of Summer Days (CS-0033) cardstock using the same die.  After I cut the Summer Days cardstock out, I cut off the border so that I just had the center and the rays.  I added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to the Summer Days piece only.  Adhered the Summer Days piece with Craft Glue (AD-0111) to the back of the Black Licorice piece offsetting it a bit so that only some of the Summer Days was showing.  The completed panel was then adhered using Craft Glue to a Black Licorice card base.

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Apply Sparkle Silk to the Summer Days rays prior to adhering it to the Black Licorice rays.


Stamped the sentiment Let Your Light Shine from the Hello Love Bundle using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041) onto a piece of Summer Days cardstock and cut that out using the matching days.  That piece was then adhered using Foam Squares (AD-0085). 

I finished off the card by adhering some Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115) with Glue Dots (AD-0083) and added Journey Glaze (AD-0003) to the words.  I did use Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151) on one of the cards but I like it better with just the Journey Glaze.

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Sparkle Cuts added to the words after applying the Journey Glaze.


I think this card is a great way to remember the Solar Eclipse and would make a great inspirational card for someone as well.

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I like it better with just the Journey Glaze on the words.


May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

And I hope you Let Your Light Shine!!!


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T-Rex Love

Just wanted to pop in with a cool technique that I learned.  If you take your ink pad and hold it so that you can take the edge of it and walk it around your paper you can get this cool look!!!

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Such a cool technique

At first I wasn’t so sure about it but as I played more with this technique and added other elements onto the cards, I really like it.

Here are some more samples using the T-Rex Love Stamp Set (SS-0422).Dino 1Dino 2Dino 4

Reminder that our ink pads are 20% off until the end of August.

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The T-Rex Love stamp set is still available!  As always you can order by clicking on the 24/7 Online ordering tab above or go to

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope your day is filled with T-Rex Love!


Big News!!!

Oh my gosh, I am having a ball with this month’s Bloom Box – Pop Art!!!  It is such a fun stamp set and exclusive to Bloom Box Subscribers.  As I was working on my Bloom Box I was thinking about my son’s birthday party invitations that I needed to make.  He doesn’t want a theme but wanted tacos!  So I thought hey, we’ll have a taco bar.

Well one creative thing led to another and this is what I came up with using one of the layout designs from the bloom box.

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August 2018 – Bloom Box (Pop Art)

I loved learning the background technique on this card.  At first I was like oh no, it doesn’t look good and then as soon as I put it on the Black Licorice cardstock, I was like WOW, it looks AMAZING!!!!

Since this is a party invitation, I paired the stamp set with the free ATS’s from my most recent product order that I got in the other day.  The ATS’s that I used are Party Reminders (AT-0187) and Fiesta Clips (AT-0248).  (Note:  there are dies available for the Fiesta Clips ATS).

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I’ll hand write the party details as soon as I figure that out.

The August 2017 – Bloom Box (Pop Art) would make a great party invite for a significant birthday for anyone but especially those from the comic book era!!!  I will definitely have to keep that in mind!!

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy crafting!!!


Happy Anniversary (using two Step stamping)

Here is a quick Anniversary card that I put together using the Summer Rose (SS-0345) stamp set.  Such a beautiful stamp set.  This stamp set uses the two step stamping technique.  I love the way this technique looks using the Summer Rose stamp set.

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Happy Anniversary using the Summer Rose Stamp Set

Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock was used for the card base and the top panel is Butter Cream (CS-0006).  I cut another piece of Butter Cream for the inside as well.

The rose was stamped using Bubble Gum (IP-0058) and then the detail of the rose was stamped using Candy Apple (IP-0017) ink.  I love how realistic the rose looks using those colors.  The leaves were done the same way but using stamped with Limeade Splash (IP-0019) and Fresh Forest (IP- 0013).  The sentiment was stamped with Black Licorice (IP-) ink.  The sentiment comes from the Bird Melody (SS-0496) stamp set (that also comes in a bundle with matching dies).  I love the font on the sentiments from this set.  So elegant.

I finished off the card by adding some Bubble Gum (IP-0092) and Sparkle (IP-0126) Silk.  Wrapped the card with Candy Apple Twine (AC-0266) and added some Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115).

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Happy Two-Stepping!!


Love Paris

The minute I saw the Love Paris stamp set (BD-0040), I fell in love with it.  There was just something about it that drew me in!!!

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Love Paris

I used the marbling technique for the background.  To get the marbling technique, you take your Media Tray (TO-0122) and add some water (enough to cover the bottom of the tray).  Then take any of our silks, in this case I used Turbo Teal Silk (IP-0119) and add a few flicks into the water.  You then take your card front, I used Banana Cream card stock (CS-0087) for my card front and gently lay it on top of the water.  You are just laying it on top of the water to pick up the color, you should not submerse it.  Lift it up and move the card stock around to move around the color.  Be sure to let it completely dry.  If you are impatient like me, you can use your Heat Gun (TO-0083) to speed up the drying process.

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Be sure to stamp off when stamping the Postage Stamp in River Stone Ink

Once completely dry, I ran it through my Amaze Machine (TO-0134) to help flatten it out a bit.  After I stamped the Eiffel Tower in River Stone Ink (IP-0053).  I then pulled out my Postage Stamps ATS (AT-0056) and stamped it using the stamp off technique.  To get the stamp off technique you stamp your image in your ink, in this case I used River Stone Ink, then stamped it off on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped it onto the card front.  (Note:  I used the same process to stamp the Postage Stamp  on the inside piece of Banana Cream cardstock) – see the photo below.

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It is a nice touch to continue the theme on the inside of the card as well.

The word Paris was stamped using Black Licorice Ink (IP-0041).

I used the Postage Stamps ATS again, to stamp on Bubble Gum card stock using River Stone Ink and die cut that out using the smallest detail butterfly from Artful Butterfly (DI-0007).  I used the smallest outline butterfly from the same die set and cut that out using Journey Brushed Silver cardstock (CS-0135).

I flicked some Gold Silk (IP-0096) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) to both the card front and the bubble gum butterfly.

The card front was adhered using our White Liner tape (AD-0001) to a piece of Cool Pool card stock (CS-0018) which was then popped up using Medium Foam Squares (AD-0085) to a River Stone card base.

Before applying the butterflies, I curved the wings using my Crease Tool (TO-0040).  The butterfly was adhered together using Glue Dots (AD-0083).  I finished off the card with some Pearls ( AC-0024).

I hope you give the marbling technique a try.  It is really a great way to change up your card front without taking away from the stamp images.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

And I hope you Love Paris!!!!


Click here Love Paris SupplyList for a downloadable supply list.

Price: $3.95

Punny Punny

Today I would like to share some cards with you using the Punny, Punny Stamp Set (SS-0421).  My little crafter wanted to do some crafting with this stamp set.  We had so much fun making these funny little creations together.  My little crafter really enjoyed stamping and coloring.  While I did a lot of the finishing touches.  We laughed the whole time crafting at the puns!

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This punny one is my favorite.
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Would make a great party invitation too.
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My little crafter loved this one.  The hat on the alligator is hilarious.

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The Punny Punny stamp set is a great set for your little crafter to create cards for their friends, grandparents, teachers, etc. I had so much fun creating with my little crafter!  I hope you have fun creating with yours.

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Punny, Punny  (SS-0421)


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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Hope your day is filled with crafting and lots of laughter.


Price: $24.95

Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog

Wow!!!! Richard has really out done himself with the Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.  All I can say is I want it all!!!!  I mean I need it all!!!!

Check it out for yourself here!

Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you never miss a post.  I will be showcasing some projects using some of the amazing products from the Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.

As a reminder you can also order your own copy by clicking on the 24/7 online ordering tab above or by going to and entering in product number CL-0028 – Journey Holidays Mini Trends Catalog.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

Have fun shopping!