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




Christmas Foil

I can’t remember if I ever shared this previously I know I had always intended to but life has been getting in the way a lot lately.

One of the ways I keep track of the diffrent techniques I know is by making little swatches with the directions writen on the back! I was trying to catch up on some of my favorite channels youtube videos. Many times I marathon watch these videos and don’t always remember what I’ve learned. This is one way I remember all the diffrent techniques that I know.

This go round I did something a little diffrent. Not only did I make my little technieque swatches. I also made a card using the technieque.

This one is with a striped background technieque using scrap paper.


Supply List

Scrap Paper

Stick it adhessive

Gina K Designs Holly Jolly Greetings Foil-mate

Gina K Desings Silver Sequin Foil


Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

Emerald City Crafts Anything Goes

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Have you seen the new StampTV kit by Gina K Designs! It’s a really great kit with some really awesome Christmas stamps and dies! It’s out of stock right now but it should be back in soon! UPDATE: THE MERRY AND BRIGHT KIT IS BACK IN STOCK! Click the link below to get yours! This is one of my favorite stamps from the sets in this kit and I couldn’t wait to use it!


Supply List

Gina K Designs Merry and Bright Stamp TV Kit

Gina K Designs Cherry Red Ink

Gina K Designs Christmas Pine Ink

Dariece Holly Embossing Folder



Crafty Girls Corner Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Digistamps 4 Joy December Challenge!

Happy December everyone!

It’s time to get Christmas in full swing! Digistamps4Joy is here to help with some Holiday inspiration!


I hope to see your amazing holiday creations entered in the challenge!

Supply List

Digistamps4joy Flower 1

Gina K Designs Noel

Cherry lynn Designs Allison’s Ribbons Die

Gina K Designs Red Hot Ink

Prismacoler pencils



Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge: Add a sentiment


Christmas Birthday Tag

Hi everyone! Long time no see! I was looking for a quick project to get my mojo jump started and decided to put together this tag! I don’t have any December Birthdays in my life but I thought I would try to see if I could combine Christmas and Birthdays without screaming CHRISTMAS!!!  So I came up with this tag.



I really need to work on my heat embossing skills…. I never get clean results…. I probably just don’t do it enough to get that heat gun technique down. 😛

Supply list:

Gina K Designs Music Background

Gina K Designs Kraft Cardstock

Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate ink

Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Embossing Powder

Gina K Designs Decorative Tag Dies


C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: Not A Card

Seize The Birthday: Monochromatic

Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes


Fall Thinking of You

I have to be honest… I try not to start Christmas stuff until after Halloween… but I’m definitely starting to get the Christmas bug! Hoping to get a few more fall cards done first though because I still have lots of fall colors out but we’ll see how I do!


On to what you really want to see!  Today’s card!



Stamps: Gina K Designs Scripty sayings 2, Gina K Designs Stiched Leaves

Ink: Versafine onyx black, GKD tomato soup, GKD faded brick


Crafting With Friends: Anything Goes

Lil Patch of crafty friends: Anything Goes


New Release Sunday!

my mojo keeps taking major hikes!! But I’m back and feeling inspired so maybe just maybe I’ll be around for a while! Anyway it’s time for a new release at Digistamps4joy! We have some great new images this go round and you just have to see what some the girls did with the pony stamp we released today oh my gosh! Beautiful!


Anywho! On to my project my card features Ms Fishy!



Happy October with a new Challenge at Digistamps4Joy!

I love fall! It might be my favorite season. It’s finally starting to feel like fall here. Although it sounds like the next couple days might feel a little like summer again….

Anyway, it’s October 1st and that means a new challenge at Digistamps4Joy!

The theme is Happy Birthday! Which is appropriate because one of my best friends has her Birthday today!!



Stamps: Digistamps4Joy, Lawn Fawn

Paper: Gina K Designs, Lawn Fawn

Ink: Copic, Gina K Designs

Dies: MFT


Crafting With Friends

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Crafty Gals Corner

Freshly Made Sketches


Stiched Leaves

So this was intended to be a video for last Saturday…. But my Camera had different ideas and all my video files corrupted when I went to edit…. So no video but I thought I would share the card anyway.

Stiched Leaves Non-Thumbnail

Stamps: Sweet Escape Digi Stamps, Gina K Designs Stitched Leaves

Ink Combinations All Gina K Designs Inks: Faded Brick and Cherry Red, Tomato Soup and Honey Mustard, Warm Cocoa and Dark Chocolate, Sweet Corn and Prickly Pear

Copics: Skin; E53, E11, E21 Hair: E59, E29 Lips; E09, Eyes; E27, Leaves; E18, E09, YR18, R24, YR23

Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles


Lemon Shortbread: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes

Crafting With Friends Anything Goes

Mod Squad Challenges: Leaves

Crafter’s Cafe: Stiching

C.R.A.F.T.: Autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving