Saturday, 20 July 2019

Heir of God Bible Journaling with Joy Clair

Hello friends!

I have a bible journal page to share with you featuring a new release stamp set from Joy Clair called "Heir of God". This is really a versatile set, as the castle can totally be used in non-Color By Faith situations too (I thought of a princess castle as soon as I saw it!). 

Heir of God | Bible Journaling stamp set

I decided to do a simple bible Journal page with it. I started by turning by bible to Romans and started reading the word. Then I just let the creativity flow from there!  I grabbed some really old Stampin' Up! Pastels and played with them - it felt good to dive into an older stash of supplies!


Once I had things stamped and colored, I wanted to add texture - and there is nothing better than...texture paste and stencils!


I sprinkled on some Nuvo Shimmer Powders for more shimmer and shine - and it almost ended up looking like mountains or rocks beside my castle! Love it!  I also added some sparkly gems to my crown. 



I hope you will take some time to read your bible today and add a little extra to it!  I find that by having a bible for journaling, the passages really stick with me and it sinks in just a little deeper - and who doesn't love that?

Thanks for allowing me to share my "Color By Faith" journey with you! I am sure learning and growing in faith right along side of you.

Have a wonderful day and I hope to "see" you again soon.


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Artsystamper July

Hello friends!

I’m excited to announce that I am a member of the Artystamper design team! You may know Beverly Cole’s designs from my time with SparkleNSprinkle! 

Well, she now has her own shop and is selling her digis!!

Here is my first card:

I used the Sketched Spring Blossoms to create this beautiful card!

I hope you will check out the shop! I look forward to sharing more cards with you every other Tuesday! 

See you soon!


Elegant Sympathy Card with Rinea

Hello friends!

I needed to replenish my sympathy cards, and I really wanted to show that you can use Rinea foiled paper in any situation, so I set about creating an elegant Sympathy Card.

Here are the supplies that you will need to create this elegant card:

- Rinea Foiled Paper: Mocha/Gold Glossy
- Rinea Foiled Pape: Starstruck Mocha
- Close to My Heart Cardstock: Sapphire & White
- Close to My Heart Ink: Sapphire
- Cheeky Studio Ephemera
- Foam Squares
- Embossing Folder
- Adhesive of choice (I use Scotch ATG)
- Sympathy Stamp

To start with, I used an embossing folder to add some pattern and texture to a piece of Mocha/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper. I adhered it to a white mat background, then to a piece of the dark blue background. Using a piece of the Mocha Starstruck Foiled Paper, I repeated the same steps, but did not use the embossing folder this time.  The ephemera was added as desired and sentiment stamped. I liked the sentiment cut at an angle for extra interest.

I used foam squares to pop up the sentiment and some of the ephemera to add depth.  Finally, the entire card panel was added to a white card base. It really came together very nicely I think!

I hope you enjoyed this card. I was very happy how it turned out and I think it was the right amount of shine for an encouraging sympathy card.

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon.


Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Baby Shark...Doo Doo Doo

Hello friends!

Now that I have that song stuck in your head....hahahah.....I have a super cute card for you today for Joy Clair stamps!  I'm using the new release stamp set called "Baby Shark" - and you are just going to LOVE this ADORABLE set!

Baby Shark Clear Stamps

Here is the adorable handmade card I created:

I used my ShinHan TwinTouch markers to color up the sweet little shark. To make my watery background, I did a simple ink smear straight to paper and stamped the waves on top, trimming away the excess. I found some super adorable sun and fishy background papers in my stash - perfect for this card.  Did you check out all the fun sentiments you get with this set? SOOO many combos!!  I know you will love it.

Sometimes you try different color combos - and they don't really work! LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again next time.


Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Creative Knockouts Challenge #305

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge!  Our theme this week is "Birthday Wishes" and our sponsor is the super fun "Imagine That".  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Coffee Girl 2" - I just loved her spunky spirit!

Here is what I created:

I even made a second card using one of the other sentiments:

Did you notice the matching digi paper for the set in the background? :)

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Monday, 1 July 2019

Foiled Paper Peony Tutorial with Rinea

Hello friends!

I'm so excited to share my July Video Tutorial for Rinea - a beautiful bouquet of handmade peonies!  I just adore peonies - they smell amazing and the blooms are just incredible. I was inspired to make them after a quick walk around my garden and picking some for my bedside table.

You will need the following supplies to create these beautiful blooms:

**Rinea Foiled Paper - Princess Variety Pack

**Rinea Foiled Paper - Starstruck Emerald

**Flower Cutting Dies (I used a Sizzx XL Flower Die) - or you can hand cut your shapes

**Hot Glue Gun

**Small Styrofoam Ball

**Green pipe cleaners

**Assorted Floral Greens

I hope you enjoy my YouTube Tutorial! :)

Here are a few more photos to inspire:



Thanks for stopping by!!


Joy Clair - No Probllama

Hello friends!

I have a SUPER cute new card to share with you today for Joy Clair stamps!  I'm using the new release stamp set called "No Probllama" - and you are just going to LOVE this set!  How much fun will this be to create invitations, birthday cards and more!

Here is the adorable handmade card I created:

Some simple watercoloring was all this card needed! It's just so cute!!  I can't wait to give it to someone to put a smile on their face.  Who would you give this card to?

Thanks for stopping by!

See you again next time.


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Joy Clair & Clear Scraps Cross Promotion

Hello crafty friends!

Today I have a creation featuring two awesome companies - Clear Scraps & Joy Clair!

I'm using the Deco Medium DIY Pallet from Clear Scraps, plus two new release stamps from Joy Clair - Friends & Flowers and Saved by Grace!

Saved By Grace | Bible Journaling stamp set  Friends and Flowers  Clear Stamps  

Alright!  Now that you have the supplies, let's get crafting!

First, I stamped my truck image with Versamark Ink and embossed with Black Detail Embossing Powder.  Then, I watercolored to add pretty colors.


Once it's all try, trim down to approx 4x4 square (give or take). Then I added a bit of a mat background for the piece.

Let's prepare our Clear Scraps Pallet!

I wanted to add wood grain paper - so I traced the outline onto my paper and trimmed each of the 3 sections to fit the pallet. I adhered the pieces with a liquid glue adhesive and then lightly sanded all the edges.



Prep your flowers!  I just loved the flowers in the Saved by Grace stamp set, so I wanted to use those to frame my truck!  I used Nuvo Shimmer Powders to create pretty watercolor backgrounds, stamped on my flower images with black ink and fussy cut them all out.


Finally, I simply arranged my frame how I wanted everything to look and glued down carefully. I used a mix of double sided tape and foam squares to add dimension.


I did add a bit of Nuvo Glitter Drops for some pretty embellishments.

I hope you enjoy this frame! I had a ton of fun creating it. Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Creative Knockouts Challenge #303

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #303!  Our theme this week is "For the Boys" and our sponsor is the super fun Dr. Digi's .  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Hole in One Hal" - I think he is just perfect for manly cards!

Here is what I created:

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Sunday, 16 June 2019

Happy Father's Day with Rinea

Hello crafty friends!

Happy Father's Day to all the "Dad's & Dad Figures" out there! We appreciate everything you do each and every day.  What a better time to share with you a fun Father's Day card featuring Rinea!

Project Supply List:

Embossing Folder (brick style)

Cricut "superhero" cut

Nuvo Adhesive Pen - Large

Dark Brown Cardstock

White Card Base


Tag punch

Sand Paper, Rubbing Alcohol


Foam Square

Stamps - dad, My Hero, Happy Father's Day, etc

Let's make Dad a handmade card today!

First, take a piece of 4"x5.25" Ruby/Gold Glossy Rinea foil and run it through your brick style embossing folder.  Turn it over so the gold side is showing and locate the center (approximately). I scored an "x" in the middle and cut out from there, creating my "explosion" opening. You are going to want your super hero to poke through!  You don't have to open it up completely now - you can customize it once it overlays our superhero!  I used sandpaper to lightly sand the bricks - it gave them a nice aged look. Once you are done that, you can set it aside for now.


Using a Criuct (or other electronic cutter/die cutting machine), cut your "superhero" image. I used a "super"dad image - but you could definitely use any superhero image you wanted to - a symbol, etc. I used the Ruby/Ruby Starstruck to cut this part out. I just roughly sized it so it would fit in my opening. 


TIP:  When using a Cricut mat, use one that is not overly tacky as you don't want to rip the layers of foiled paper apart!

Using a smaller tag punch, cut a tag from your Mocha/Gold Glossy foiled paper. Then, stamp your sentiment with Ghost Ink. I used some letters to spell out "Dad' and added a "My Hero" sentiment as well. Once it is dry, gently rub with Rubbing Alcohol and a cloth to remove the "color" part of the foil!  Isn't that cool? I wanted it to look sort of rustic, so I didn't remove all the color.



Final step is assembly!  Attach your superhero die cut to the dark brown background using the liquid glue pen, then attach your brick Foiled Paper overtop using the same glue. At this point you could tear your opening larger to accommodate your superhero size. Use a dimensional foam square to pop your tag sentiment up and tie a small piece of twine to the tag. Attach the entire panel to you card base and voila!


A perfectly super card for your "Superhero" :)

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon!