Friday, 22 February 2019

Easter Basket Fun with Rinea

Hello friends!!! 

I have a fun new post today for Rinea - and I hope it inspires some ideas for your Easter decorations! What's Easter without Easter Baskets, right?  You could use these as place cards, hostess gifts, thank you gifts.... and of course, Easter Eggs!!!  Let's get crafty!!!

Rinea Products:
Woodland Variety Pack (NEW)
 - Jade/Gold Glossy Solid Foiled Paper

Other Supplies:
- Basket Die (I used a Stampin' Up! Sizzix Die)
- Big Shot Machine
 - Tear-ific Tape (double sided tape adhesive)
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Easter Stamps (I used Stamps of Life & SparkleNSprinkle Stamps)
- Ink color of choice
- Paper Trimmer
- Scissors

Ok!  Now that we have the supplies out of the way, let's get crafting! I think that the supply list is longer than the instructions! haha
Step 1: Die Cut!
Using your Big Shot & Basket dies, choose your fave Starstruck Foiled Paper and cut all the parts.
Once you have it all cut out, you are going to fold on the score lines and get ready to add your Tear-ific Tape strips.
Step 2 - Assemble!
You are going to want to remove the protective  backing on your Tear-ific Tape and adhere to the base plus the sides. 
Pretty simple so far, right? P.S - that was the hardest part!
Step 3 - Stamp your decorations!
I used a couple of my favorite Easter Stamps. The little chicky is from SparkleNSprinkle - I stamped and watercolored her up, then adhered to the front of my Easter Basket. My "chocolate" easter bunny stamp is from the Stamps of Life. Of course I had to decorate her with a Rinea Fuchsia Starstruck Foiled Paper bow :)  To make the "Easter Grass" that goes in the basket, I cut really thin strips of the Emerald Starstruck Paper and used those as my basket stuffer. 


Here is a second basket I made using the BRAND NEW Woodland Variety Pack in a non-Easter theme:
Don't you just love those beautiful colors? I sure do!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this post inspired you to make some wonderful Rinea Foiled Paper baskets!
See you next time!

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Blossom with Joy Clair Stamps

Hello friends!

I hope you are having a fabulous week! I have some new cards to share with you today for Joy Clair Stamps!  I loved the  "Blossom" Stamp Set so much! I have been looking forward to adding a cactus stamp set to my collection, and when I saw this one I just knew it was perfect! For the first card, I added in some cute little sentiments from the  "Going Places" Stamp Set.  They seemed to work perfectly together - and doesn't it look like the cacti are speaking the encouragements? Too cute!!!

I used watercolor paper to stamp the images on and then used Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens to watercolor them. 

For my second card, I used the same cacti stamps on watercolor paper again, but this time the sentiment was stamped onto vellum with Staz-on Ink. I still used the Nuvo Watercolor pens to colour the images. 

I hope you enjoy these cards!  You are just going to love the Joy Clair stamps. As you can see, they work very well together - you can mix and match the sets perfectly!!!  I love to add supplies to my collection that work well together, don't you?

Enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you again soon!


Scrapy Land Challenge #108

Hello friends!

Welcome to a brand new Scrapy Land Challenge!!

I'm very excited to share my project with you.  This week, I created a handmade card.

I used the following dies to create this card:

Precious Marieke - Dies - Early Spring - Spring Flowers Oval Label
Precious Marieke - Dies - Early Spring - Spring Flowers Oval Label

My hello die is no longer available, but you could use THIS one from Flora & Fauna or this one from Impression Obsession.

Here is my handmade card:

The theme is always ANYTHING GOES using any brand of die that Scrapy Land sells.  In addition, we have TWO WINNERS for each challenge.  One will be a random winner and the other is chosen by the Design Team.  Each winner will receive a generous $10 gift certificate to Scrapy Land.

Scrapy Land carries over 55 brands of dies, so chances are you have a few of the brands in your stash!  You can see all the brands carried under the Products category.

Please link back to this Scrapy Land Challenge and include the link to this challenge on your blog post.  It would also be extremely helpful if you would list the brands of dies used in your project.  (Sometimes we can't tell if an item is a die cut or chipboard.)

We can't wait to see what you create! 

Good luck!

See you next time!

Cross with Cheapo Dies


Happy Wednesday!

It' my day to share with you a BRAND NEW Cheapo Dies creation and today we are featuring this "Cross" Die. It's just so pretty - I couldn't wait to use it!

Cheapo Dies - Cross

 Here is what I created for you:

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see you again soon!


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Creative Knockouts Challenge #285

Hello crafty friends!

I hope you are having a beautiful Valentine's Day!  We didn't do much - just some treats for the kids and cupcakes at work!! I don't think you need to only celebrate love one day a we try to do little things for each other all year long.  How do you celebrate your loved ones?

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Knockouts!  Our theme this week is very fitting - "Love is In the Air". Our sponsor is the always amazing "The Paper Shelter". I love their digis so much - especially when you get beautifully colored images! It's my go to "cheat sheet" when I need to make quick handmade cards and don't have time to color!  The digi we used is called "Jurassic Love" - too cute!  

Jurassic Love - Digital Stamp

I made two cute handmade cards with this digi! Check them out:

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Kitty Bee Designs - February Spotlight

Hello friends!

I have a brand new card to share with you today for Kitty Bee Designs

It features the Kitty Bee Designs stamp called "Rainy Day!

Here is what I created:

See you next time!


Animal Tower

Hello friends!

Happy Wednesday!

It's my day to showcase a Cheapo Dies creation!  Today's featured die is called "Animal Tower". It's just so adorable!

Cheapo Dies - Animal Tower

 Here is what I created for you:

I decided to make a cute girly western themed card!  How fun and perfect for celebrating that little cowgirl's birthday. 

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see you again soon!


Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #303

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #303!

Here it is:

The sketch was created by Michelle Stewart and digitized by Brandi Robinson

Here is what I created:

I hope you will come and play along with us!

See you next time!


Sunday, 10 February 2019

God's Promises Bible Journal Page with Joy Clair

Hello friends!

Today I have something a bit different to share with you. I have played around with Bible Journaling in the past - I just haven't been brave enough to share it with you!  Well, that changes today as I am sharing a page I created using a stamp set called "God's Promises" by Joy Clair Stamps! I hope you like it.

I started by turning to Genesis in my journaling bible and read over the verses.  Then, after some quiet contemplation, I started stamping.


I really love how the clouds turned out!  I used some pearlescent watercolors to add a wash of colour to the page. I wanted the rainbow to be a bit brighter, so I used some glitter markers.


Here is the final page in it's entirety!

As I finished the page, I realized I had some inspiration to make a card too!  Bright sunshine and an uplifting sentiment. Perfect!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my card and bible journal entry. See you again soon!


SparkleNSprinkle - All About the Tulips

Hello friends!

I have a quick and easy project to share with you today for SparkleNSprinkle!  It's a beautiful mixed media wall art piece!

Supply List:
Brocade Backgrounds 398P4 Rubber Stamp Set

Embossing Powders:




12x12 Patterned Paper
White Cardstock

This piece actually came together quite quickly. I was just playing around with different inking and sponging techniques and voila!

I started by stamping the Brocade Backgrounds stamp across the left hand side of the page with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Opaline Embossing Powder.

I used the DIGI stamp set in Microsoft Word to combine the wreath & sentiment. I printed off the wreath as large as I could on a piece of white cardstock. Once I cut the wreath out, I sponged on the lighted shade of ink from the Nuvo Hybrid Rose Garden Inks, then set aside to keep working on my background.

To add a little subtle background, I used the Butterfly Stencil along with the ink set in the 4 corners of my background paper. I really love how beautifully it turned out.

For more mixed media feeling, I sprinkled on both Super Thick Gold Embossing Powder and the brand new Berries & Cream Super Thick Embossing Powder and heat set from underneath until it was all melted. I did this randomly over the page, concentrating on the upper right hand side. I love how it turned out!

Using the Flourishes 2 stamp set, I added a little flair to the corners. I did some more sponging around my edges of the paper and attached a ribbon across the center, then added my fussy cut wreath with foam squares. 

Finally, accents with the Nuvo Glitter Drops were added to embellish the page.  I found a sweet little charm in my stash and added it at the end of the sentiment.  

I hope you enjoy this page!  You could easily turn it into a scrapbook page by added a photo box instead of the sentiment in the middle of the wreath!  I just love how versatile these sets are and how you can easily incorporate both digis & rubber stamps into the same project.

See you again soon!


Friday, 8 February 2019

Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge #136 Love & Valentines

Hello friends!  It's time for another fun challenge at Kitty Bee Designs!

Challenge #136 - Love & Valentines

Super big thanks to our sponsors for this challenge,
Beccy's Place

Here is what I created using the Wild About You Digi Stamp Set:

Wild About You digital stamps

Have fun!


Thursday, 7 February 2019

CuteNCrafty Mommy - Birthday Pebbles

Hello friends!

I have a quick, just for fun project to share with you today!  I always need to have a stash of birthday cards on hand, and sometimes I tend to gravitate towards making more girly cards!  SO - I'm trying to make more neutral ones, and this cute little penguin digi called "Birthday Pebbles" from CuteNCrafty Mommy fit the bill!  


I also used the Birthday Paper Digi Pack to make this card.

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Here is my finished card:

I seem to really be enjoying inking edges again lately - not sure why!  But I still love that technique! 

Thanks for stopping by!  See you again soon.


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Love Collage Duo with Cheapo Dies

Hello friends!

Happy Wednesday!

It's my day to showcase a Cheapo Dies creation, so today I used the Love Collage Die to create this lovely Valentine's card duo!  I decided to use both the die cut and the negative space to create a couple bold cards.

Cheapo Dies - Love Collage

 Here is what I created for you:

I love making Valentine's Day cards - don't you?

Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:

Thanks to all of you for stopping by today.  Can't wait to see you again soon!