Thursday, December 22, 2016


Hello fellow crafters! Today starts a new challenge over at Star Stampz blog, and with Christmas only a few days away what a perfect theme! For todays challenge I used Me and My Snowman for some inspiration.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Me and my snowman
Clearly Besotted - Best Christmas (sentiments)
Little B - Hearts die
Kaisercraft - Sheet music embossing folder
Zing - gold embossing powder
Tulip - Diamond glitter
Snow marker
Pretty Pink Posh - mini heart confetti
Prismacolor - white
Uni Posca - white
Distress ink - black soot
Rubbing alcohol

Copics used:

Skin - E04, E11, E00, R20
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E51
Clothes - C7, C5, C3, C0, R29, R24, E18, E15,E13
Snowman - BV20, G29, G05, YG06, G09, 110, C7, C5, C3, YR09, YR16
Background - W3, YG97, YG95

Finally my inside sentiment.  Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Photo Bomb!

Today I have this quirky little Christmas card made. All penguin Santa wanted to do was take his yearly Christmas photo, when reindeer penguin thought it would be fun to get into the shot to! This card would not have been complete without a little sass on the inside as well as the back!

Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Santa Christmas Penguin, Reindeer Christmas Penguin
Silhouette - snowflake, heart polaroid frame
Clearly Besotted - Let's Prance (tree)
Snow marker
Ranger - enamel accents
Stickles - starry night
Tulip - glitter daimond
Assorted sequins
Dress it Up - itty bitty snowflakes
Gelly roll pen - gold
Uni posca - white
Doodlebug design inc - polar pals cardstock

Copics used:

Santa and reindeer penguin - 110, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0, R89, R29, R24, Y17, YR16, (reindeer headpiece) E57, E55, E51, E49, E47, E44
Background - B21, C3, C2, C0

This sentiment is from C.C. Designs "Snarky Christmas"

And of course we need a little sass on the back! This sentiment is by Technique Tuesday "Made with Love"

Hope you enjoyed this, thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Friday, December 16, 2016

Mousey Xmas!

Hello fellow crafters, today I've finally gotten a chance to play with one of the bugaboo stamps I have.  Since using this I've decided to see if bugaboo had any challenges, may as well put him to good use!  It was my first time visiting the bugaboo blog and much to my delight they do have challenges, as a matter of fact a couple of them! I always have a hard time figuring out layers and what works best so I pick the sketch challenge just to make my life easier.

Materials used:

Bugaboo Stamps - mouse ornaments
C.C. Designs - Snarky Christmas (sentiments)
Lawn Fawn - Frosties (snowflakes)
MFT - Santa's Elves (bells)
Snow Marker
Gelly roll - red, gold, green
Xmas ribbon
Stampendous - white, red embossing powder

I used my snow marker to add some fluff to his hat and give him a little beard.

Copics used:

G29, G19, YG06, R24, R29, R20, R22, R00, Y28, Y26, Y11, C5, E70, E27, E37, E35,E33, E30

I decided to use this little snarky sentiment on the inside since he looks a little tangled in his ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 9, 2016


Hello fellow crafters, Christmas is just around the corner! Challenge #86 at the KBD blog is Christmas, so today I have a little mid inspiration for you.  I wanted to create something I could use some pattern paper in and have it still look a little on the cleaner side and not too cluttered.

Materials used:

Scrap n' dipity - Lil' Snowmen
Simon Says Stamps - So very merry (sentiment)
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched borders 2, Stitched film strip
Wink of Stella - clear, silver
Distress Ink- tumbled glass
Uni Posca - white
Gelly roll - gold
Enamel accents - lily pad

Copics used:

R29, R24, R20, G07, YG06, YG11, BG01, BG0000, BG000, YR09, YR04, YR01, E25, 110, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Winter Holidays

Hello crafty peeps, today starts a new challenge over at Star Stampz "winter holidays". I'm using Christmas star for this challenge. I wanted to make a card that had some type of peek a boo window to hold a gift card in as a surprise, but be a card as well to write something in. So I used this tutorial from splitcoast stampers "surprise pop up card" to do this in. I also used a gift card holder cut from the silhouette store that I had as a template for the cuts made to hold the gift card, and had my cameo cut it into my card base.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Christmas Star
Clearly Besotted - Brushed Greetings
Simon Says Stamps - So Very Merry
Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop frames
Wink of stella - clear
Snow marker
Nuvo crystal drops - bright gold
Gelly roll - Gold

Copics used:

Tree - G29, G19, GO5, E29, E25
Girl -  E00, E11, E04, R20, R29, R24, C5, YG06, G05, E25, E33, Y38, Y35, Y11
Sky - B00, B000, B0000


I didn't want to leave the slider element of the card blank when its pulled out, so stamped it with Clearly Besotted brushed greetings and emblossed it with wow! gold pearl. I also cut the bottom of my image because it didn't want to do a score line to help it bend up. I just thought a cut like would look cleaner.  I could've made my image smaller to fit over the top of the window but I  really wanted it to fill in the card more.

Inside I used The SSS so very merry stamp "Noel" and embossed it with a yellow green from stampendous. I'm not sure of the exact color because it came in a set and has no color names on it. I then colored it with glazed gelly roll pens, hoping to give it a stained glass look but it just didn't turn out that way.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my project and join us over at Star Stampz for this winter holiday challenge!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, December 5, 2016

12 days of Christmas tags

Hello fellow crafters, it's been a busy week!  I seriously don't know how the professionals make putting together something look so easy and fast.  Anyway I'm getting ahead of myself, let me explain.  I had decided to make two sets of 10 Christmas tags to put on my etsy shop. I had started making them (my simplest tag still taking me around 3 hours to make!), when I decided I wanted to name this 12 days of Christmas tags, adding more to my work load! I know this took me a week to do I'm thinking even a little longer, but I can no longer remember when I started!lol Now on to the tags!

Materials used:
C.C. Designs - Nerdy snowman, Dress up snowman
My Favorite Things - Santa's elves, Beast Friends, Tag builder BP 5
Mama Elephant - Reindeer games
Purple Onion Designs (Stacey Yacula) - Emmett & Emerson (gnomes), Elm (puppy), Snowball (bunny singing)
Clearly Besotted - Brushed greetings, Best Christmas
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circle, tiny tag sayings, gold sparkle hemp cord
embossing powder
Ranger - Enamel accents

I wanted to make some interactive tags in the bunch so did a couple of shaker tags.  No coloring was involved in these two I used the image from the Doodlebug Design Inc. 6 x 6 paper pad, polar pals.

In order to make these two interactive I stuck action wobblers to the back of the images to make them shake!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my tags!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, November 24, 2016

You're Sweet!

Hello fellow crafters, today starts a new challenge over at Star Stampz and its all about being thankful!  So for my make I decided to make a card that's thankful for a sweet personality.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Candy Girl
Tiddly Inks - Summer sweet wryn (lollipop)
Make it Crafty - chipboard
Pretty Pink Posh - assorted sequins
Lawn Fawn - Large stitched rectangle
Stickles - Glam pink, Firefly, Purple
Tulip - Diamond glitter
Gelly roll - gold
Wink of Stella - clear
Hero Arts - Ombre ink pads

Copics used:

Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair - RV09, RV06, RV02, FV2
Eyes - BG49, BG15, BG11
Dress - BG49, BG15,YG11, G19, G09, YG13
Boots - BV000, RV04,RV02
Background - E57, E55, E53, E51
Candy - B04

I used a couple of Hero arts ombre ink pads to stamp the lollipops inside the card. I had a lot of fun making this card hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy Thanks Giving!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Christmas Treats

Hello Crafty peeps, today I just have a quick post on a Christmas card I just finished.  I have had this Lawn Fawn stamp set for about a month now and finally got around to using it! What goes better with an oven then a couple of chefs.

Materials used:

Lawn Fawn - Sprinkled with joy stamp set, die, and add-on
MFT - Recipe for happiness
PPP - Stitched borders 2
Ranger - enamel accents
various embossing powders
Gelly roll pen - silver

I used Copic markers to color the chefs and oven. The patterned paper is from Pebbles "Gingerbread".

I wanted to give the inside a little interest so stamped a couple images from the sprinkled with joy set and embossed it.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenge:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Panda on bike slider card

Today I've made a card with minimal coloring.  Using mostly patterened papers and distress inking the edges to give it that pop. I turned him into a slider card with the front sentiment wishing you the best, and left the inside blank so it can be turned into whatever card I need for the occasion. Like wishing you the best on your retirement, or birthday, farewell, etc. You name it it can be used for. This a very versatile card! What I love most about this card is that it was quick to make and still very cute!

Kitty Bee Designs - Trike Panda
Various patterned papers
Tim Holtz distress ink - Chipped sapphire, mowed lawn, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, seedless preserves
Lawn Fawn - Stitched hillside borders, slide on over
MFT - replenishments
C.C. Designs - Miss you sentiments
Silhouette - stick trees svg
Miss Kate Cuttables - Home sweet home title (clouds, sun, fence)
Liquid pearls - buttercup
Heart shaped eyelet

Copics used:

Panda - W3, W1, W0, E49, R20, C7, C5, C3, R24, YG25

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Autumn colors

The current challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs blog is all about fall colors, and I'm here with a little mid inspiration for all of you! Now being from Hawaii, we don't really have a fall here, so for my make I've decided to make a birthday card! After all the theme is fall colors not image teehee. So I used a fall color palette to color up this little cutie from Bugaboo stamps.

Materials used:

Bugaboo - Bugbdaybird2
Fiskars - Make a wish quotes
Indigo Blu - Mega-flake autumn blaze
Pretty Pink Posh - mini heart confetti, stitched border 2, scallop frames
On trend - enamel shapes
Zing - gold embossing powder
Uni posca - white
Stickles - orange peel, yellow

Copics used:

YR27, Y19, Y17, Y13, YG99, YG97, YG95, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR16, R39, R37, R35, R32, E18, E15, E13, E29

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Garden birthday card

Hello crafty friends, today I have my DT make for the Star Stampz "fold it more than once" challenge. I decided to put My Sweet Rose on a card base with a fence, and it uses not one but two folds! I just imagine this image in a garden type setting.

Materials used:

Star Stampz - My Sweet Rose
Simon Says Stamps - Sketch Ranunculus (sentiment)
Silhouette Studio - Bendy Card with Fence
Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Border 2
Wow! - Earthtone Grape, Heart Throb embossing powder
Ranger - Pink Gumball, Glacier White enamel accents
Clearly Besotted - Fresh Grass die
BoBunny - Garden Bloom pattern paper
Tim Holtz - Butterfly Frenzy

Copics used: 
Hair - E29, E25,E21
Skin - E04, E11,E00, E000
Eyes - BV02, BV13
Dress - B69, B66, B63, BV20, BV31
Ribbon - RV66, RV93, RV91
Rose - RV34, RV95, R56

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, November 7, 2016

To My Beastie!

I just love these yetis! So had to make my bestie a Christmas card with them!

Materials used:

My Favorite Things - Beast Friends, Snow Capped Mountains die
Silhouette store - Side step card
Simon Says Stamps - So Very Merry (wishing you a season of joy sentiment)
Wow! - Heart Throb embossing powder
Stampendous - green embossing powder
Wink of Stella - clear
Snow marker
Karen Foster Design - sparkle burst brad
Cuttlebug - swiss dots embossing folder
Gelly Roll pen - silver

Copics used:

Trees - G09, G05, YG06, E74
Yetis - E55, E53, E51, E74, E44, E57, E71, E70, E41, R20, E43, W7, W5, W3, W2
Accessories - B06, B04, B01, G09, G05, YG06, R89, R24, R12, R29, R14

I covered the tops of the mountains in wink of stella to give the snow some sparkle, and also the presents. I also gave the scarf some sparkle by adding some silver to it. Hope you enjoyed this card, and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Monday, October 31, 2016

Yeti for Christmas?

Hello fellow crafters! Today I have started on making some Christmas cards, and have used some MFT stamps.  I just adore these Yetis and couldn't help but purchase them with all those cute sentiments that come with the stamps!

Materials used:

My Favorite Things - Beast Friends, Santa's elves
Pretty Pink Posh - Storybook 1 die
Ranger- enamel accents
Wow! - gold pearl, pastel glacier mint embossing powder
Dress it up - itty bitty snowflakes

Copics were used to color the yetis and Christmas tree.  While I usually list the color I've used I decided to keep todays post more on the simple side, but I'm curious to know if you prefer to see simple post or do you prefer to have all the colors listed?

I've used embossing powder on the sentiment and on the little snow on the sides.  The Christmas tree and little snow I have on the sides of the sentiment are from the MFT stamp Santa's Elves.

Finally I've turned this card into a cute little easel card.  I hope you've enjoyed this little project!
Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Yeti shaker card

Hello crafty friends! Today I've decided to make this yeti Christmas shaker card using a layout from the MFT sketch challenge. I often have a hard time thinking about layout and what works, this makes it a whole lot easier and faster to put out a card! These yeti's are too adorable, I see more yeti cards in my future! lol.

 Materials used:

My Favorite Things - Beast Friends, Santa's Elves (front sentiment), Snow capped mountains die, Tag builder BP5 die, Stitched basic edges die
Sizzix - Framelits oval
Spellbinders - Holiday Magic embossing folder
Simon Says Stamps - So very merry (inside sentiment)
Lucy's Cards - Arctic Skies sequin mix
Stampendous - green embossing powder
Wink of Stella - clear

I used Copic markers to color in the yeti.
Fur - E44, E43, E41
Face - E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
Scarf - B06, B04

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!

I'd like to enter this in the followoing challenges:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Monster Survival Kit

Hello fellow crafters! Today starts a new challenge over at the Star Stampz blog, and its "Spooky or cute Halloween, Harvest or colors orange, black, purple and green". What a mouth full!, but it gives plenty of room for creativity. So for a little inspiration for my DT project I've made a fun little monster survival kit.  What a better way to survive Halloween and all the little monsters running around then with a survival kit equipped with a glow stick, some monster, repellent, and some candy for nurishment.
Materials used:
Star Stampz- Monster under the bed
Birds Cards - pill box
Snow marker
Ranger - enamel accents classic cherry
Wink of stella - clear

Copics used:

Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E18, E15, E13
Pajamas - BV17, BV13, BV11
Background - Y04, V28, N5, V99, 110
Carpet - YG99, YG97, YG95
Bed - E27, E25, E23, YG06, G05, YG11, BV02, BV00
Monster - FV2, V20, RV02, R29, YG06

Thanks for Stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge blog - Anything Goes

Friday, October 21, 2016

Goth Birthday Card

Hello fellow crafters, today I've created a Gothic looking birthday card. I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the turn out. Sometimes when I get started I don't have a complete idea in my head just maybe a couple things I want to use. So when I do that it's usually a hit or miss on whether or not it turns out I wanted to create a birthday card with an older girl for a recipient in mind.  What better then something Gothic for a teenager!

Materials used:

Tiddly Inks - Wicked Birthday
Dina Wakley Media - Scribbly Wings
Tim Holtz - argyle stencil
Wink of Stella -clear
WOW! - flourescent pink, black puff powder embossing powder
Stampendous - pixie dust embossing powder
Uni Posca - black, white, pink

Copics used:

110, C8, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C0, N7, N5, N3, N1, E29, E37, E35, E33, E11, E04, E00, E000, RV17, RV09, RV14, RV10, RV11, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV63, RV21

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Penguin santa meets nightmare before christmas

Hello crafty friends! Today I have a Halloween/Christmas card. Let me start off by saying ever since I saw the new Tim Holtz Halloween stencil "twisted", I've had a "Nightmare before Christmas" on my mind and new I had to make a card inspired by this. So I went to work! I couldn't find the stencil in any of my local craft stores, and the cost of shipping to Hawaii for the stencil would've cost more then the stencil itself! After some thought I realized I should check the silhouette store, it would be way cheaper, I'd get it instantly, and I still had some stencil material I had purchased awhile back. This worked out perfect, I found a tree with branches that suited my needs and I tore them off the tree in my design studio and created my own stencil!
Materials used:

Kitty Bee Designs - Santa Christmas Penguin
Snow Marker
Gelly roll pen - gold
Wink of Stella - clear
Ranger - Tim Holtz Distress grit-paste
Lawn Fawn - Large stitched stackables
Various - sequins, seed beads, faux snow
Silhouette - old tree svg

Copics used:

Santa - 110, C7, C5, C3, C2, C0, R89, R29, R24, Y17, YR16
Background - B37, B16, Y13, 110

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Black and Orange

There's a new challenge "black and orange" over at Kitty Bee Designs blog and Aurora Wings is the sponsor of this challenge! Today I've made a cute little Halloween treat box using Aurora wings child in kitty costume.

Unfortunately I've recently lost about 3/4 of my svg cuts due to a computer malfunction, and an error on my part ruining my back up drive! So today I had to put my drawing skills, which are incredibly unimpressive, to work!lol I had to draw out my little spider legs on the top and used enamel accents to give them little bodies, and I had to draw out my spider web! Lucky for me it wasn't anything too complicated!

Materials used:

Aurora Wings - Happy Halloween - child in kitty costume with pumpkin basket
Silhouette - cute snowman box svg
Black ribbon
Ranger - enamel accents black, orange
Wink of Stella - silver
Gelly roll pen- white, black, orange
Stickles - orange peel
Uni posca - orange

Copics used:

Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000, R20
Costume - R20, R11, 110, T10, T8, T6, T5, T3
Pumpkin -YR09, YR16, Y38
Candy - R29, B04, Y15, E07, RV02, E34, E27

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Today starts a new challenge over at star stampz, and its all about buttons! For this challenge I took this adorable Goth Girl image and turned her into a get well soon card. I didn't want the card to be too heavy so I used a 1" punch and drew on the inside to make it look like buttons.

Materials used:

Star stampz - Goth Girl
Le buttons - mini buttons
Tim Holtz - Distress Markers

I used distress Markers scattered straw, pumice stone, black soot, ground espresso, gathered twigs, stormy sky, antique linen, candied apple, abandoned coral, mermaid lagoon, iced spruce, lucky clover, wilted violet to color her and the backgound in. On the clouds and frame I used a copic multi liner and C3, C2, C0.

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Inspiration Destination - Challenge #107 Anything Goes

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Hello crafty peeps! Today starts a new challenge over at Star Stampz, and the theme is layers!  For my DT project for todays theme i went with a multi purpose card.  I have happy on the outside and the inside is blank so that it can be used for a birthday, anniversary, or even girls day!

Materials used:

Star Stampz - Kimono portrait
Lawn fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle
Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles
Sizzix - sizzlets flowers, branches, and leaves set
Silhouette - gold printable foil, cherry blossom svg
Deco foil - gold
Make it crafty - chipboard
Wild orchid crafts - flowers
Washi paper
Ranger - Tim Holtz distress ink: mowed lawn, picked rasberry, black soot
izink - black

Copics used:

Hair - C10, C7, C5, C3, B39
Eyes - YG03, E71, E55
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Kimono - RV13, RV21, R85, G05, YG07, YG11
Background - B14, B12, B02, B00, G21, G07, E55

Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

SSS Wednesday Challenge bog: Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge #91 anything goes
KKS Wonderful Wednesday: Anything goes