June 29, 2013



I'm sharing a card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today using some of my favorite adhesives!

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June 28, 2013

Dream Big

Happy Friday- I am sharing a project over on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft blog today! Head on over to check it out-

the full list of supplies can be found there-

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June 27, 2013

FC107- arrows!

welcome back to another clean and simple challenge!  This week our challenge is to use arrows- should  be a good one!

This weeks prize is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp-

For my card today, I used Technique Tuesday Seriously Rad set.  I really like how the arrow outline and inside are separate, allowing you to create fun color combos with it!  

Make sure to check out the others over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog!


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June 24, 2013

I'm so proud of you

Good Morning! We are heading back home from a LONG weekend in Idaho-
And somehow, in all the CHAOS of the planning for this trip, end of year sports, and end of the year school stuff I managed to get my card done!

One of my most favorite things about inks is all the fun things you can do with it BESIDES stamp. The watercolor look seems to be everywhere these days- and for those of us who may not have the stamps that create it, or the actual watercolors them selves (like me ;) you can improvise.  For my card today, I stamped with ink...(sounds odd when you say it...since we always stamp with ink! ;)  

 Here's a few photos of how I did it-  Ink your dew drop onto your block, mist, and stamp.  Now, you can wet it lots of just a wee bit, this will determine just how much of a "watercolor" look you get.

 I inked up all three colors a few times, adding a bit here and there until I was happy with the results.  Make sure to use quality card stock if you aren't using watercolor paper!
When my panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine ink and popped it up onto my embossed card front!

 Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Ink Dew Drops in Dandelion, Teal Zeal, & Lady Bug.
 Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaFine™ Archival Pigment ink in Onyx Black
Stamps- Gina K Designs
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities


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June 20, 2013


Welcome to another fun clean and simple challenge!! This one was definitely calling my name this week- over the edge!

And this weeks prize sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

For my card today, I used the Breather set from CAS-ual Fridays.  I stamped the swoosh in Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, & Tangelo Memento Inks.  The two blues were also stamped off just a tad off their original placement, leaving a very slight shadow.  The tag hangs slightly off the side of the card and is popped up with 3D Foam Squares.

This is definitely one of my go-to styles in card making.  :)
Have a great Friday-


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June 19, 2013

CardMaker & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Hop!

 Join us today as we blog hop with CardMaker Magazine & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L!  You should have arrived from Kelly Klapstein's blog, if not, head on back to the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog and start there!

For my card today, I started with the wood chip piece. I love these fun quirky little things, and will often use them as my starting point for a project.  I adhered the wood chip to the die cut using Dodz™ Small.  The Spellbinders die is adhered to the journaling card using 3D Foam Squares, and then adhered to the card using Crafty Foam Tape.  I finished my card off with a little pop of color from some enamel dots and some ribbon.

  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® is sponsoring two Adhesive Prize packages worth $25 each. One winner will be randomly drawn from comments on the Crafty Power Blog, and the other will be randomly drawn from comments on the participating blog posts.  Be sure to comment on each blog for your chances to win. The contest is open from June 19, 8:00 am EST, until June 21, 8:00 am EST. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Power Blog!

Next up on the hop is Flo "Floliescrap" Teixeira.

Freckled Fawn Speech Bubbles wood chips
Spellbinders dies
Snap Studios 3 X 4 journaling cards, snappy thoughts
Dodz™, Crafty Foam Tape, 3D Foam Squares- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Basic Grey Enamel Dots


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June 16, 2013

I love you more every day

Happy Fathers Day!!  While my card isn't too masculine, it could easily be used for Fathers day.
Every once in a while, it's nice to create your own stamped background- patterned paper is still one of my go to's for crafting, but if you have the right stamps, (and inks ;)  you can create any type of patterned paper of your own.  And Chevrons are still one of my favorite basics!

 For my card today, I stamped the chevron background in Memento London Fog ink, and then every third row I switched it up and used Grey Flannel for a little bit of contrast.  The circle die cut was stamped using Teal Zeal.  The sentiment was stamped using Memento Luxe Teal Zeal.

off to day two of a soccer tournament-

Stamps- Gina K Designs
Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink full size ink pad in London Fog, Grey Flannel, & Teal Zeal.
Imagine Crafts® /Tsukineko® Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment ink in Teal Zeal
Spellbinders dies
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
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June 15, 2013

Super Cool Dude

I'm Sharing a card over on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog today-

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June 13, 2013


It's FRIDAY! yea for Friday- time for another CAS challenge, this time using maps and or travel icons!
This weeks prize sponsor is CAS-ual Fridays-

I have had this map stamp for quite a while now and am finally getting around to using it!  Stamps are from Gina K, dies are from Spellbinders, and paper is Lily Bee I think! ;)


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June 12, 2013


Happy hump Day!
I'm sharing a card over on the CardMaker blog today-

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June 11, 2013

Avery Elle/IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko hop

Today is a fun day because Imagine Crafts® / Tsukineko® & Avery Elle have paired up for a blog hop!  There are going to be a lot of amazing projects on the hop today showing how well Avery Elle and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko products work together.  We also have a fun giveaway, so be sure to visit all of the blogs participating. 

For my card, I decided to go with clean.  I love clean anyway, so it's not a stretch! ;)  Avery Elle's stamps are so fun and I like them to be the focus when using them.  I used the middle and largest flower from the Blossoms & Blooms set.  I stamped the middle flower using Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko's new Memento Luxe™ Mixed Media Pigment Ink in Dandelion and Rose Bud.  (my go to colors for flowers ;)
I finished the card off with the sentiment from the same set using VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink in Onyx Black, a few gems and some wash tape.

AJ Otto  
Emily Lanham     
Maureen Cronin     
Jennifer Ingle     
Naghma Husain     

Now it is time for our giveaway! Leave a comment below and/or on any of the posts in the hop to be entered to win.  We will be selecting two random winners.  One will win a $50 Avery Elle gift certificate and the other will win $50 worth of Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko product! You have until June 14th to comment for a chance to win! The winner will be announced on the Avery Elle blog on Monday, June 17th.

Thanks for hopping with us!!

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June 6, 2013

CFC104- another congrats card!

It's time for another clean and simple challenge- and today it's all about banners and flags! Perfect for this time of year!
And this week's winner will win a gift certificate to shop at Ellen Hutson's awesome store.

My card came together just like I envisioned it in my head.  I can't pinpoint what it is about white space I adore, but less is SO much more!  I find that as I get older it's tricking over into my real world as well. Less clutter and stuff, and more open clean space.  So, to mix it up a bit I splattered a bit of IMAGINE Crafts All Purpose Inks onto my card before adhering my banners and attaching it to the card base.  Stamps are Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders dies, and IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko Inks.

I have been really bad these last few weeks posting here- but I am hoping to see that change here soon. :)  Kids will be done with school soon, 2 of the 3 sports are now done, and my husbands race that he's been training for for the last 6+ months will soon come and we can all slow down just a bit. For a moment at least.


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