You Make My Heart Bloom

Late post today I was having trouble getting motivated 😛

This card came out so much better then I imagined and I was able to combine cardmaking and Hand Lettering! The hand lettering bit on this card isn’t the best but I still love how this came out!



Digistamps4joy In Love

Happy February everyone! It’s the first day of the month so that means a new challenge at Digistamps4joy! We have a very appropriate challenge theme for February. In Love! I’m really happy with how my lovely little valentine came out.



Stamps: DS4J Butterfly Unity Stamps Heart Flutter

Ink: Versamark

Other: Copic

Shaped Stamping: Using non-holiday Stamps for holidays part 2

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends!

I’m here today with a video and the follow up from Thursday’s post!



For this technique I used the cut out image from the heart shaped die I used to create the stencil for Thursday’s card! As the gideline for creating the pawprint heart!!

I hope you enjoy today’s video!


Stamps: Gina K Designs Playful Pups, Stampin Up Sent with Love

Paper: Gina K Designs layering weight white 

Ink: Gina K Designs Bubble Gum PinkGina K Designs Black Onyx

Accessories: Self Adhesive Gemstones

A Pawprint Valentine: Using non-holiday stamps Part 1

Hello Crafty Friends!

Recently I’ve been buying a lot of cute animal stamp sets. I decided I wanted to try and see what I could do with them for Valentine’s Day.

If you follow my Facebook Page. (Which you should ) you probably saw my post about my lack of Valentine stamps. So I decided to make some of my non-valentine stamp sets work for Valentine’s Day!
While neither of these cards came out super awesome amazing I thought they were still worth a share. While this particular card I went with a Valentine’s theme with the colors, change them up a little and it might make a nice pet sympathy card as well.


Before I get onto the usual supply list and challenges let me tell you a little about how I made this card.

In order to get the heart shape, I created a mask out of my Spellbinders heart dies. I simply blended the distress ink colors using my self-created stencil, stamped the paw prints inside then added the greeting before finally running the edges through some versamark and heat embossing the edges in gold.

I’ll use the other part of the die cut in Saturday’s video. So stay tuned! 🙂


Paper: Gina K Designs Base Weight White

Ink: Distress Ink, MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

Stamps: Gina K Designs Playful Pups, Honey Bee Stamps Pawsome Sentiments

Acessorries: Gina K Designs Gold Embossing Powder


Digi Choosday: Anything Goes

Create’s and Makes Anything Goes

When you Don’t have the Right Stamp

Hello crafty friends!!!  Today I’m keeping on with the valentine’s theme.

Here’s the little story behind this card. I wanted to add some kind of greeting/sentiment to this card and as I’ve been working on all these valentine’s cards I’m realizing I’m lacking in the Valentine’s Day greeting stamps department. Well luckily for me I have been working on the hand lettering thing for just this ocasaion. Unfourgtunently I haven’t totally mastered the small scale lettering yet so my greeting on this card isn’t as hand lettered looking as a I hoped. My goal was also to fit happy Valentine’s Day into the balloon but it became quickly very clear that wasn’t happening. Anyway the lesson for today is when you don’t have the right stamp make your own. 🙂




Stamps: Dearie Dolls

Ink: Micron pen

Paper: Gina K Designs Artists Choice, Scraps

Dies:  Lawn Fawn Stiched Reqtangles, Cottage Cutz Double Stiched Reqtangles, MFT Stiched Fishtail sentiment strip

Accssories: Prismacolor Pencils


Little Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes



Happy Engagement

HI Everyone! Keeping with the love theme. I have a very wonderful friend who recently got engaged. And I finally had a chance to get an engagement card together for her! It might be bordering  on more of wedding  card. But it’s an engagement card because I say so. 😜



Stamp: Dearie Dolls, Gina K Designs Scripty Sayings 2, MFT Romantic Script Background Stamp

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

Other: Copic Markers


Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

New Digistamps4joy Challenge!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are haveing a great first day of 2018! I’m still technically on my break for another week but I came back just for this post!!!

Today starts the first Digistamps4joy challenge of 2018! And I’m hosting this month!

This month the theme is Anything Goes with a Twist of your favorite color combination!


I chose pink and yellow for mine. It’s a nice change from the hoist as colors and dark winter colors. Nice and bright and springy!


Stamp: Digistamps4joy Flower 1

Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny

ccssories: Prismacolor Pencils



C.R.A.F.T. Challenges Anythinbg Goes

Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge: Anything Goes



Coloring on Kraft

You will never believe what I have to share with you today….


What!  I know Shocking!  I’m hoping to find my way back to youtube it’s been so long….


Enjoy this Christmas video!


Gina K Designs Sentimental Seasons Die Set:… Gina K Designs Sentimental Seasons Stamp Set:…

Gina K Designs Heavy Base Weight Kraft Card stock:…

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Cube…

Gina K Designs White Pigment Ink…

Prismacolor Pencils:…


Masculine Christmas

Hi Everyone!

Have I told you yet how much I loved the Merry and Bright kit from Gina K Designs?

I have… oh well…. then… I’ll add this! The Merry and Bright kit is now officially retired 😦 BUT you can buy all the pieces separately! So you can still get my favorite stamp from the kit. 🙂

I was continuing on my technique binder theme and I had watched Gina’s Carved Wood Background technique video So I had to make a card to match my binder sample.

I love how this came out to be a more masculine type Christmas card.


Stamps: Gina K Designs Merry and Bright Stamp Set

Cardstock: Gina K Designs Layering Weight Ivory, Gina K Designs Layering Weight White, Gina K Designs Charcoal Brown

Ink: Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate, Gina K Designs Ivory Pigment, Versafine Onyx Black

Accessories: Holly Vine Embossing Folder


The Crafter’s Cafe: Embossing

Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything goes