Saturday, July 21, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Pebbles and Technique Tuesday

Hi everyone, glad you stopped by for another Sketchy Saturday.  I wasn't sure I'd get anything posted today.  I am on summer holidays so you would think I have more time to craft but that doesn't seem to be happening!

Anyways, I snuck in a quick card for today.
I used some Pebbles paper and it fit well with the fun Funny Fruits Stamp set by Technique Tuesday, I will have fun with this one.  Love the orange and banana too!

I stamped, paper pieced and mounted the pineapple on foam squares over top of some stickers that came in the collection.  I then added the chipboard sunglasses... they fit perfectly don't you think?

Check out the fun stamp set:

Also playing at:

City Crafter

Now I would love to see your take on the sketch:

Friday, July 20, 2018

CLC and Fun Stampers Journey

Hey welcome to the FSJ and CLC Collaboration blog hop!

Fun Stampers Journey Collaboration Hop
Friday, July 20, 2018
6:00 am pacific
Prize = $25 gift certificate to Fun Stampers Journey
To be eligible for the prize, please leave comments on all participating blogs.  Commenting will close on Friday, July 27 at 11:55 pm pacific.

Just a little tidbit... FSJ only is open to the residents of the US and it's territories thus to be eligible for the gift certificate, you need to be a US citizen BUT... anyone else who is not from the US don't despair... our very own Kerry and she is offering up a prize to you so be sure to check out her post! :)

Now you should have arrived from Kathy's blog if not, be sure to start at the beginning and check out all of the wonderful creations!

I paired up the Coffee Helps Stamp set with the A Case of the Blah's collection by Pinkfresh Studio.

I love all of the images in the stamp set.  For this first card I stamped on cardstock then I mounted the stamped image on foam squares for dimension.  

Next up, the image was stamped on pattern paper, although I did add a touch of white cardstock for the inside of the mug.  It too was mounted on foam squares. 

Now if you haven't checked out the FSJ blog or CLC blog, be sure to do so and good luck!

Christmas in July - an interactive card

I am up on the Unity Blog today, sharing this fun interactive card.  I used some papers by Photoplay, dies from My Favorite Things and an Action Wobblers.

So cute don't you think?  For mor information, check out the Unity Blog.

Also playing at:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Inspired By... Beach Day

A new challenge is up at Inspired By and this week's photo has me thinking of the beach.

I am using up some older Elle's Studio papers... love when I can stash bust like that ;) Need to do it more, LOL!

I stamped some fun sentiments from the Summer Adventures stamp set by Technique Tuesday, which I can see myself using a lot it is a great stamp set!

To carry out the theme, I die cut a sand dollar and shell using the shells2stamp dies from The Stamps of Life and mounted them on foam squares.

Here is the inspiration photo... come play along:

Also playing at:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Ice Cream happiness

I made this the other day on National Ice Cream day... but never got it posted.  Can you tell what my favorite flavor is?

I used the Love & Ice Cream stamp set and die from Reverse Confetti. The paper is from Pebbles.

A super simple card. I cut the cone out of some of the packaging that came in one of my RC orders.  I mounted the cone and part of the sentiment on foam squares.  I then had to add some 'chips' so I used some brown sequins.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Camping Coffee....

I am up on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog today with another Inspiration challenge.  This one has me thinking camping again...

I have used some My Mind's papers and elements along with stamps and dies from Stamplorations and Technique Tuesday (I love that Sassy Coffee Set :) )

For more information on the card and of course to play along... hop on over to the CLC blog.

I'm also playing along with:

Monday, July 16, 2018

Mindful Monday - Summer

Finally another Mindful Monday post for  you.

Welcome to another Mindful Monday.  What is Mindful Monday?  well... it is explained here, but in a nutshell, documenting simple things that just make us happy.  I think it is important to take the time to be mindful and just appreciate what we have, and the simple and amazing things that surround us in our daily lives.  

This week's prompt is...summer

What does that mean to you? camping? relaxing? ice cream? lazy days?... 

For me... being a teacher... holidays is obvious but my most favorite thing about summer is having the time to regroup by purging, cleaning and organizing my house room by room.  I love doing this and with the day to day stuff during the rest of the year... I really don't have the time.  

I am a homebody by nature so puttering at home just makes me happy.

Now having lots of time on my hands to get down and purge, clean and organize.  Feels so good when it is done.  Of course, I love the camping and lots of free time... but nothing beats a good purge ;)

Then I can actually sit back and enjoy my beautiful home. 

Products used:
Papers and elements: Elle's Studio
Die: Reverse Confetti
Stamp: Felicity Jane

I would love to see what about summer makes you happy:

Sunday, July 15, 2018

So Sweet

I am up on the A Flair For Buttons Blog today sharing this sweet donut themed card.
I used some papers, stamps and die from The Stamps of Life.  Isn't that donut flair so cute! It inspired the color combo.

More details on the AFFB Blog

Also playing at

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sketchy Saturday with Unity

Time for another sketch.  Can you tell that I like simple sketches :)

I decided to ink up some of my new Unity stamps and create some cards tat would work well for both guys and gals.  First up here is the one for the sketch.  I used the Wish You Were Beer along with the Eye of the BEER Holder stamp sets.

I kept pretty much to the sketch.  Colored with copics, added a clear gem from Studio Katia and mounted on foam squares.

While I had the colors out I decided to create another beer themed card using another uninked stamp set - Keep Calm, Have a Beer this too was cut out and mounted on foam squares.

I'm also playing at: 

Now I would love to see your take on the sketch.

Friday, July 13, 2018

A summer story - Traveler's Notebook

I am on the Unity Blog today sharing the cover page to my summer bucket list traveler's notebook.  I will be documenting the little things that I do this summer.  I am loving using a traveler's notebook!

I used the Simple and Sweet collection by Pinkfresh Studio.
More details on the Unity Blog.

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