Tuesday 30 July 2019

Artsystamper Mermaid Series - Part 1

Hello friends!

Where did July go?? WOW!  I hope you are squeezing in lots of summer fun! My family and I sure are. I'll be sad to see the summer go....but we still have one more beautiful month to go before school starts.

 I have a new series of 4 cards for the Artystamper design team to share with you over the next 2 months. I really love this Mermaid Wishes stamp set. I couldn't stop playing with it!  SO...I ended up with 4 cards. I will be sharing them with you over the next couple weeks.

Here is the first card:

I used a sentiment from Koi Pond set. I added some shiny reflective background papers and Nuvo Crystal Drops to decorate. LOVE how this turned out :)

I hope you will check out the shop to grab this beautiful set. I look forward to sharing more cards with you every other Tuesday! 

See you soon!


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.