More fun Building Wreaths

Hi everyone! I had some more fun with my Wreath Builder template for today’s project! When I opened my Hedgehog Hollow box and saw the Lawn Fawn Some Bunny Stamp set I knew I had to use those to make a fun Easter Wreath!



Supplies: (some affiliate links may be used)

Lawn Fawn Some Bunny Stamp Set 

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink

Prismacolor Pencils 

Gina K Designs Wreath Builder 


C.R.A.F.T. Challenges: Animals

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes



Birthday Wreath

Hello everyone!!!

I’m here today with a Birthday Card using the Gina K Designs Wreath Builder! It’s so much fun and I’ve heard rumors it’s supposed to be back in stock soon! My theme here was a birthday card for a 9/10 year old boy… I’ll admit it never made it in the mail even though I made it in plenty of time for his birthday… oops…




Supplies (affiliate links may be used)

Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built for Two

Gina K Designs Doodle Sayings

Gina K Designs Blue Rapberry Ink

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

Prismacolor Pencils

Wreath Builder Template


Seize the birthday
Lil patch of crafty friends
Crafty Creations

A Very Special Thank You!

We all have those really special friends in our life. One of mine happens to be a co-worker and also a crafty friend! She was kind enough to let me borrow a stamp set of hers for my 2017 Disney Scrapbook. Which I’m sharing exclusively on Instagram so go check that out if you are interested. I’ll probably share my favorite finished pages here sometime in the fall when it’s done but for now, progress pictures are all over on Instagram!!

Moving on this very special friend has been super important to me this year as I deal with some family health issues behind the castle walls. I decided to make her a quick thank you card for the letting me borrow the stamp set but I hope she realizes just how much that card needed to say. (Which she does now because she’s probably reading this! Hi Emily! Check her out on Instagram at letteredandlovelydesigns. Coming to a blog near you soon.)

On to the card!



I love this simple sponging technique a very quick and easy way to color an image if you don’t have a ton of time to spend on it. I also absolutely love this new Gina K Designs Rose Gold embossing powder. It comes across a little heavy gold in the pictures but in real life, it’s a really soft gold that I love.

Gina K Designs Pre-cut White Cardstock Short

Gina K Designs Tropical Flowers Stamp Set (Available Soon)

Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink Ink

Gina K Designs Grass Green Ink

Stampin up Sassy Salutations (retired)

Gina K Designs Black Onyx Ink

Gina K Designs Rose Gold Embossing Powder


Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

Creates and Makes Challenge Blog

Daisy Bucket: Digistamps4joy New Release

Hello Crafty Friends!

I have to say I think Daisy’s might be my favorite flower.

I’m not a huge flower person but I can enjoy some nice flowers from time to time especially if they are bright and colorful!

You can imagine I was quite excited to see that this week’s Digistamps4joy release included this fun daisy image! It was a blast to color and I hope you’ll consider picking it up for yourself.







Daisy Bucket DS4J

Gina K Designs Passionate Pink Cardstock

Gina K Designs Passionate Pink Ink

Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes

Gina K Designs Bubblegum Pink Cardstock

Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle Die

Allison’s Ribbons Dies

Prismacolor Pencils

Gina K Designs Layering Weight White Cardstock



Seize The Birthday: Anything Birthday Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge: Springtime

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: Anything Goes

Crafty Creations: Anything Goes




Happy March!

Hi Crafty friends! March is here and it’s time to welcome spring! Just kidding, I live in Wisconsin Spring dosen’t show up here till May…   Although the tempature’s do appear to be heading in the right direction!

Anyway you’re here to see a card and learn about the new Digistamp4joy challenge!

This month the DS4J challenge theme is Anything Goes with a Being Young Twist!

And here’s my card!




MFT Stiched basics edges

Prismacolor Pencils


Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

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