Thursday, May 16, 2024

Crackerbox Stamps - Reach for the Stars


I'm up on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today sharing a minion card I'd use to brighten up someone's (birth)day with a bit of woman humor.  We'll all get there!  LOL.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.



  • Crackerbox Stamps Carl Being Happy
  • Crackerbox Stamps Boobs from Sagging
  • Crackerbox Stamps Cell Phone & Hashtags Snarky
  • Whimsy Stamps Slimline Stars
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Salvaged Patina
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Copics:  B34, B37, B39, C2, C3, C4, C5, E57, N6, N7, R32, Y13, Y15
  • Doodlebug Design Grass Washi
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

ATSM #468 - Birthday


In a lot of areas of the US, the beginning of summer starts with Memorial Day at the end of May.  Not so much here in the Pacific Northwest but I decided to channel summer anyway for the latest Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #468 Birthday.


I've been trying to figure out ways to use the Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate series of images in strips.  How do I deal with a line of floating ice cream cones?  Watermelon?  I decided to create my own paper in a way by stamping each down the paper and coloring them up.


I did consider stamping them at an angle but my gumption said heck no so simple it stayed.  I went to town on creating different ice cream flavors tho.

I added a Lawn Fawn summery checks paper at the bottom with a bit of navy faux trim embossed with the sentiment and then the Scripty Birthday to tie it all together.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Lawn Fawn Simply Celebrate Summer
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Birthday
  • Avery Elle Dotted Borders
  • Lawn Fawn Fruit Salad 6x6 Paper
  • Versamark
  • Ranger Detail Fine White Embossing Powder
  • Copics: E23, E25, E49, E51, E55, G00, G43, R20, R24, R27, R32, R39, Y00, YG03, YG17

Saturday, May 11, 2024

ATCAS #258 - Flower


Showcase some flowers and join in the fun at the latest Addicted to CAS Challenge.


I used the Hero Arts Merry Poinsettia Bunch as my floral image.  It has a rather modern feel to it so I paired it with Taylored Expressions Modern Holiday sentiment and used somewhat non-traditional poinsettia colors. I wonder if you can find real poinsettias in this gorgeous colorway?


I'm entering this in Peace on Earth #63.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Hero Arts Merry Poinsettia Bunch
  • Taylored Expressions Modern Holiday
  • Versafine Clair Nocturne
  • Copics:  E95, R01, R05, R08, R32, RV42, Y13, Y38, YG01, YG05, YG41, YG45

Crackerbox Stamps - Fairy Birthday


I'm over on the Crackerbox Stamps blog with a fairy birthday/any occasion card. I love how it turned out!

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Friday, May 10, 2024

CAS on Friday #283 - Flowers


Flowers on order for the latest CAS on Friday Challenge. Is your garden blooming?  My spring flowers are gone but not forgotten.

I Copic-colored by one layer card, using a paper towel with alcohol to add the texture to the Christmas Rose petals. So so pretty.

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.

  • Hero Arts Christmas Rose
  • Copics: E79, G43, G46, R43, R46, RV63, RV66, RV69, Y00, YG03, YG06, YG11, YG17
  • Versamark
  • Stampendous Black Embossing Powder

Saturday, May 4, 2024

SOSS #250 - O for Outdoors


We're heading outdoors for the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge.  Pollen? Bugs? Is that poop?!  Eww!


I saw a meme on Pinterest with the "I like them real thick and sprucey" riff on Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby's Got Back.  How could I resist; that's my jam!


I used a few couple of shades of geen to stamp the Stampin' Up Wonderland trees as a backdrop then took my time coloring up the Sugarpea Designs Timber images.  They're so so cute!  And then you read that sentiment.  Bam!  LOL.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.



  • Sugarpea Designs Timber
  • Stampin' Up Wonderland
  • Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey & Grass Skirt
  • Copics:  B34, B37, B39, C2, C3, E00, E11, E23, E25, E27, E42, E43, E49, R02, R37, R59, YR21, YR24, YR27

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

ATSM #467 - Christmas


The latest Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge is all about Christmas.  Anything to help build the holiday card stash, am I right?


I cut the Memory Box Classic Pair of Ice Skates in white, kraft and silver then used baker's twine from my stash to quickly stitch the laces.  The Taylored Expressions Vintage Sled is cut from two shades of kraft and red.  I was using up bits and bobs of kraft. I also used up some scraps with the Spellbinders greenery bits.  


I love how the Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments look on these designs in particular but the PFS Holiday Perfect Sentiments in silver hot foil look great too.

I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Memory Box Classic Pair of Ice Skates
  • Taylored Expressions Vintage Sled
  • Spellbinders Holiday Blooms
  • Spellbinders Parcel & Post Christmas Decorations
  • Honey Bee Lovely Layering Holiday Bells
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Large Sentiments with Dies
  • Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate with Die
  • Pinkfresh Studio Silver Metallic Pearls
  • Mintay Merry Little Christmas Add-On 6x6 Paper
  • LDRS Creative Mackenzie Christmas 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina
  • Versamark
  • Recollections Silver Detail Embossing Powder

Saturday, April 27, 2024

ATCAS #257 - Smile


Does the Addicted to CAS Challenge bring a smile to your face?  It certainly does mine.


These MFT Christmas elves are adorable (I will always miss you, Birdie Brown!) and make me smile too.


I stamped the image and colored it up with cheerful Copics.  The MFT Polaroid Shaker Frame fits these images perfectly. The hashtags are the icing on the top.  A simple, but not boring, design for sure.


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.



  • MFT Christmas sELFies
  • MFT Polaroid Shaker Frame
  • MFT #Captions
  • Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banners
  • Copics:  E00, E11, E49, E57, G00, G02, G05, G17, N2, R20, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, Y15, Y28

Friday, April 26, 2024

CAS on Friday #282 - Sunshine


We've got sunshine at the CAS on Friday Challenge #282 but it's not necessarily warm warm. 

Check out the ever so cheerful snowman who's melting away under the sun.  My plan is to use this card for someone who lives in a region where it may not get cold enough for snow during winter. 


I've listed the products used below.  In some cases, affiliate links are included. If you use these links to shop I may earn a small commission at NO cost to you.


  • Lawn Fawn Build-A-Snowman
  • Lawn Fawn Snow Cool
  • Lawn Fawn Sunray Background Stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid 6x6 Paper
  • Distress Oxide Mustard Seed & Salvaged Patina
  • Copics:  BG01, BG10, E57, R43, R46, YR16

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Crackerbox Stamps - Shimmery Butterflies


I'm over on the Crackerbox Stamps blog today with a bold butterfly birthday card. 

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