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!


Monday 10 June 2019

Joy Clair Stamps - Feeling Slothy

Hello friends!

I have a super cute new card to share for Joy Clair stamps today! adorable is this "Feeling Slothy" stamp set??  Gimme all the heart eyes RIGHT NOW!

Feeling Slothly Clear Stamps

Here is my cute card I created:

Too freakin' adorable!   I did a simple watercolor on this one and kept it clean and light. I thought the tree branches were a perfect addition for the hanging sloth.  Who knew sloths would ever be as popular as they are!?

Joy Clair has the most adorable stamps and the variety is endless!  You've got to check them out HERE.

Who would you give this adorable card to?  Don't forget that greeting cards are great for perking up someone's day - you don't have to wait for a special occasion!!!

Make someone's day today and make them a handmade card!

See you again soon!


Wednesday 5 June 2019

Creative Knockouts Challenge #301

Hello crafty friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Knockouts Challenge #301!  Our theme this week is "Anything Goes" and our sponsor is the super fun LeAnne's World  I chose to work with a stamp set called "Biker Chic". 
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Here is what I created:

I hope to see you at the challenge! :)

Until next time,


Sunday 2 June 2019

Party Drink Umbrellas with Rinea

Hello friends!

I'm so excited to be back with the Rinea team for the 2019-2020 term!  This term, I'm actually adding videos to my posts!  Yep - I'm taking the plunge and diving into the YouTube world.  For my first project, we are making Drink Umbrellas!  YES!  You can make custom creations to match any party theme!

I'm featuring the Patriotic Variety Pack for this project.  

You can shop all the amazing Rinea Products that I use in the video here:

Onto the video!

I hope you enjoyed it!  See you again soon and don't forget to subscribe & pick up your Rinea Foiled Paper Supplies!