Guest Designer for Time Out Challenge #89



Hello there.  I am excited and honoured to be the guest designer for Time Out challenge #89.  It is their Home Sweet Home photo challenge sponsored by STAMPlorations.  Here’s the photo inspiration.



There are so many things in this photo to be inspired by. I just couldn’t ignore that huge world map plastered across the wall as well as the masculine colour pallet.  And this is what resulted.



The world image is from a discontinued embossing folder (EF).  Using a rubber brayer, the flat side of the embossing folder was inked with Crumb Cake.  An A2 size piece of Crumb Cake cardstock was added to the EF and embossed with the Big Shot. Next, it was trimmed down and matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.



Wishing was die cut twice from navy cardstock and stacked,  The sentiment was white heat embossed on a navy strip as well.



The panel was adhered to a Crumb Cake card base and glossy accents added to Wishing finished off the card.


Now it’s your turn to take some time out and join us.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!







I am linking to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes (Wishing die and Sending and Wishing stamp set)





Guest Designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017



Hello there!   I am so excited and honoured to be back as guest designer for CAS Mix Up August 2017 challenge.  This month it’s all about alcohol inks (AI).  To be honest, I was hoping it wouldn’t be AIs because I am not familiar with them and have only tried them twice.  But then I was given the green light for alcohol markers, which is something I do know, own and is my favourite colouring medium. 😊



I wanted to make a birthday card for my teammate Sarah P. whose birthday is tomorrow.  I’m not sure if she has received it yet.  I was going to colour up some floral images, but what I ended up making was a happy accident.  Back in May, I was fortunate to join Loll, Christine, Susan and Nancy for an afternoon at their retreat.  We did AI drops on yupo and my samples did not turn out as you can see 😉



Loll had mentioned that these can be sprayed with alcohol for a different look.  So that’s what I did, but I was doing too many things at once and had tilted the yupo piece causing the colours to streak down.  Since it was already looking better than my original 😂, I went with it and spritz some more and let it continue to run down until I was happy..



This gave a cool watercolour effect.  The top piece is what resulted from the before picture above.  The bottom one was the happy accident, so I never took the before pic of that one.  When I turned the bottom piece a quarter turn, I  saw water, which inspired me to create this.



I wanted to do a sort of aquarium scene, so a stitched circle was die cut on a white stitched rectangle.  The yupo piece was trimmed down and adhered behind.  The images were stamped with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching dies.  I also die cut a few more of the mermaid from white cardstock to stack for dimension.



The sentiment (a birthday & hello) was stamped with Archival black ink.  Whatever you do, do not heat emboss on yupo (did I mention I am a rookie with this 😂).  Lastly, clear shimmer was added to her top and tail to finish.




Hope you will join us this month.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!






I am heading over to the following challenges:
Muse#227 Anything Goes
SSS Flickr#76 Anything Goes. (used SSS stitched circle die, Intense Black ink)




YNS July 2017 DT Dare

Hello everyone!  I’m back today for my final post as the July release guest designer at Your Next Stamp (YNS).  This month’s DT Dare is to create a project based on the theme It’s a Boy Thing using the re-release products.  All projects can be seen on the YNS blog.  Leave a comment on that post by July 14 for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.


YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Create a Character | One in a Chaneleon | Retro Gumdrops


I had to bring back For the Boys stamp set to make this masculine card. The beer image was stamped with black Memento ink on a piece of X-Press It paper and coloured with Copics.  It was then masked and the legs were stamped.  The legs were masked next so brown and yellow ink can be added to the background with a mini blending tool.



The splats were stamped in the same yellow and the sentiment in black. The panel was trimmed down to 4.75″ x 3.5″ and mounted on brown cardstock with a 1/8″ border.



The whole panel was adhered on a Kraft top folded card base at an angle…because he’s tipsy. 😂  Glossy Accents was then added to the beer mug for a glass look.  Googly eyes and a small Retro gumdrop were added to finish.


Remember to head to the YNS blog post and leave a comment there for your chance to win a free stamp set of your choice.  Thank you for your visit.  Have a great day!







YNS July 2017 Blog Hop



Hello and welcome to the YNS July 2017 Blog Hop! And no blog hop is complete without a giveaway and a sale!  More on those at the end of this post.


YNS Supplies:
For the Boys | Fancy Hello | Circles Stitching MarksStitched Rectangle
Swirly Fun Paper Pad | Hey Baby Gumdrops


I think I was still stuck on the theme It’s a Girl Thing because I used a fun masculine set and created a feminine card. I thought it worked great for females too. Besides, women use smartphones, can BBQ and drink beer, don’t they? 😂  The phone was stamped on white cardstock and pink pattern paper for paper piecing.  It was then die cut out with the matching die. To make it look even more feminine, eyelashes were added with a black Copic multiliner


Hello was die cut from dark gray cardstock three tines and stacked for dimension.  The circle stitching marks were created on a white Stitched Rectangle.



The panel was backed onto dark gray cardstock and then adhered to a white top folded card base.  The phone was mounted with a mini action wobble…because it’s on vibrate. 😂  Some pink sparkly gumdrops were added to finish.  Check it out in action.



To continue on the hop, click on the blue button to access the blog links.

And now the giveaway and sale.  One commenter from all the comments left along the blog hop will be entered to win a $25 GC to the YNS store!  So don’t forget to leave a comment before you go.  Then after you finish hopping, head to the YNS store and use the discount code below to receive 15% off your entire order.



Thank you for stopping by.  Good luck and happy hopping and shopping!








YNS July 2017 Re-Release

Hi there.  I am excited to be back at Your Next Stamp (YNS) as a release guest designer for July.  YNS has so many fun and whimsical products, including stamps, dies, inks, paper pads and embellishments. This month YNS is changing things up and will be highlighting some of their previously released products.  I must admit, I only own one stamp set/die from that list, so this is a new release for me.  Using the re-released products, we were asked to create a project based on the theme It’s a Girl Thing.  To see all the projects from the designers and guests, head over to the YNS blog.  While you’re there, leave a comment on that post for a chance to win a free stamp set.  Now onto my card.


Spring Daisy, One in a Chameleon



I decided to create a CAS birthday card..  What girl doesn’t like flowers and rainbows(?).  The daisy and sentiment were stamped with black Memento ink on X-Press It paper and coloured with Copies.



The daisy was then masked and distress ink was applied around it in rainbow colours.  A girl has to have some sparkle, so Clear glitter was added to the petals and sentiment as a finishing touch.



Now don’t forget to leave a comment on the YNS blog post by July 10 for your chance to win a stamp set.  And make sure to come back tomorrow for the Blog Hop starting at 10:00 pm EST for another chance to win a prize. Thank you for visiting and have a great day!