Monday, July 24, 2017

Is it School Time already?

Hi there! Just popping in with a sweet little card I made for Stampendous and it's perfect for school time or anytime!

Be sure to stop by the Stampendous blog all this week to see more inspiration just in time for school!


  • HMP77 Pencil Sharpener
  • SSCM5000 Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
  • DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Set
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set
  • MGK05 Spring Micro Glitter Kit
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
  • Perfectly Clear Handles
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Tuscan Sky, Parrot
  • Pattern Paper by Graphic 45 Papers - Children's Hour January Montage
  • Sketch Markers by Copic® - B000, B12, B14, B16, B18, C1, C2, C4, C4, C5, E00, E11, E13, E21, E23, E25, E29, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53, E81, E93, G12, G14, G40, R14, R20, R24, R37, R89, R56, RV95, T1, T4, V12, V15, V91, V93, Y11, Y13, Y28, Y35
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • Foam Adhesive by Tombow®
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions
  • Liquid Glass™ by DecoArt

  1. Stamp Pencil Sharpener with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Cut out the colored image with outer Fitted Frame for the P size stamp. 
  3. Cut out the outer Fitted Frame for the P size stamp from Parrot cardstock. (Inner frame for R size was used in sample)
  4. Cut out a circle from Tuscan Sky cardstock and stamp sentiment from Mice Wishes with black ink.
  5. Cut out a scallop circle from Mixed Media White Paper and glue onto the back of stamped circle.
  6. Adhere image to outer frame with foam adhesives.
  7. Glue sentiment circle under framed image and glue to card base.
  8. Tie ribbon in a knot around pattern paper and glue to 5-1/2 square inch folded card base.
  9. Add random dots of Liquid Glass in top left and bottom right corner of card. Sprinkle Sunflower yellow Micro Glitter from Spring Kit over dots. Gently tap off excess and return to jar.
  10. Repeat dots of Liquid Glass and sprinkle with Lime green Micro Glitter from kit. Tap off excess and return to jar.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Birthday Bonanza!

Happy Monday everyone!

This week the theme over on the Stampendous blog is a fun birthday bonanza with all of their fabulous stamps and stencils!

Today I have an adorable House-Mouse card to share for a festive birthday card or really any celebration. It would look just as fun as a New Year's image with silver and gold glitter, crushed glass fragments.

Anyway, I took a dive into pinks, I'm not a big pink person unless it's for valentine's day or baby cards, but this one just seemed like a right color combination! You can get more details about this card below, but before you go there you should make a note of all the other hops you can take today with Stampendous and the design team.

me, too!



Supplies: Update: The links I provide from Amazon (AZ) are affiliate links which means when someone takes the link and makes a purchase I receive a few pennies, but at no additional cost to you.


  • House-Mouse® Party Blowout (AZ, STM, SSS)
  • Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (AZ, STM, SSS)
  • Fitted Frames A Die Set (AZSTM, SSS)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®  (AZSTM, SSS)


  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - B12, B32, E21, E23, E25, E29, E35, E44, E50, E51, E53, E57, E93, R12, R14, RV95, V06, V09, V12, V15, V19, Y02, Y13, Y26, Y28, Y32, YG03, YG23, T1, T4, T6
  • Tape Runner by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
  • 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)


  1. Stamp Party Blowout with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Stamp sentiment from Mice Wishes with black ink on a small piece of white paper and die cut with Fitted Frame die.
  3. Mat with two color cardstock and glue down onto card base.
  4. Use larger Fitted Frame to cut out color cardstock shape for sentiment and glue together. Pop onto the card with foam square adhesive.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Poised Peacock Tag

Hello, Friends and hope you're enjoying the sunny days ahead. If the local temperatures are rising above high 90' F and above I hope you have a way to stay cool. As soon as I step outside I wish I had a BIG fantastic fan handy, you know the size of a peacock's train!

Taken at the Milwaukee Zoo in 2016.
I've never seen a peacock actually fan themselves with their feathers, but if I were one I'd certainly try!

Anyway, this all leads up to the beautiful Poised Peacock stamp set from Stampendous that I was fortunate to get from them in my design team goodie box for the April 2017 Stampendous Catalog (click to browse any of their catalogs online). 

Here's my tag project using the stamp set and a few more goodies from Stampendous! All the details are at the end of my post if you see something that interests you.

Get more great ideas from my teamies and the creative in-house team at Stampendous! Just follow the links below!


and me - right here, right now!

On Friday pop back online to hop along some more!

Supplies:  (I'm including Amazon Affiliate links in my supplies and all that means is if one were to click through and purchase on Amazon during the same visit I would receive a few pennies at no cost to you. Non-affiliate links are provided when available.)

  • Cling Poised Peacock Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Scrolled Hello Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Peacock Background Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Perfectly Clear Stamp Handles (AZSTM)

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Winter Lake, Grasshopper
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - B24, B26, B28, B69, BG34, E81, E77, G02, G05, G16, RV63, RV66, Y26, YG05, YR23
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions
  • Mini Layers Tool by Perfect Papercrafting (AZ)
  • Airbrush Tool
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZBlick)
  • Sticky Note or Masking Tool
  • Hole Punch (AZ)

  1. Stamp Poised Peacock body with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper trimmed to a 3 x 7 inches tag, stamp again onto sticky note paper and cut out for a mask.
  2. Apply mask, and stamp peacock fanned train. Stamp again on a sticky note, trim, and apply to stamped image. 
  3. Tape Peacock Background stencil over the tag and using airbrush tool spray around the image with RV63, RV66, and YR23. 
  4. Remove stencil and mask to color stamped image.
  5. Punch a hole at the top of the tag, thread two 7-inch pieces of ribbon through the hole and tie a bow around them with more ribbon.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Stampendous Week of Sneak Peeks!!!!!

It is sneak peek time for NEW Stampendous products that will be in stores SOON or even already there!

The Stampendous July Catalog has loads of new goodies for your holiday crafting. Tons of Halloween, Fall and Christmas images from all our licenses as well as our own Fran Seiford, plus lots of new surprises, will all go live for retail sale at on Friday, June 30th.

This week my teamies and I are sharing a favorite project created for this catalog to give you a little sneak peek of what's to come. Some of these great stamps may already be available in your local stamping or scrapbooking store!"

I created this sparkly card for a wintry day! House-Mouse Hungry Snowman is such a funny and cute image, I love creating around Ellen Jareckie's artwork with blue skies and texture (sometimes I'm known to use a few background stencils and airbrush tools, too)!

Remember that the Stampendous website at is offering Free Shipping through August with any order of $50 or more! Use Promo Code TEAM717 at checkout.
Now for the details for this fun card!

Supplies: (AZ links are an affiliate link with Amazon, all that means is if you click and end up purchases during that session, I receive a few extra pennies at no additional cost to you. When possible, I do provide non-affiliate links - check back once the new products are available on the website for links)

From Stampendous:
  • HMR107 House-Mouse® Hungry Snowman Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • SSC1252 Tweet Chirps Perfectly Clear Stamp Set (alternative sentiment in Other Supplies) (AZSTM)
  • FRG15 Oceanic Frantage Glass Glitter (AZ, STM)
  • FREG048 Ice Blue Frantage Embossing Enamels (AZ, STM)
  • MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)
Other Supplies:
  • SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Stamp Set by Stampendous (retired) (AZ)
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind’s Eye - Madras Blue
  • Bazzill Basics Paper - Brick
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - 0, B000, B00, B03, B21, B41, B60, B93, C00, C1, C2, E04, E21, E30, E35, E40, E50, E53, E57, E70, G40, R17, R20, R30, R46, T1, T4, T6, V95, W1
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Mini Layer Tools by Perfect Paper Craft Tools (AZ)
  1. Stamp Hungry Snowman with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color (see marker selection in in Other Supplies).
  2. Stamp Thank You sentiment with black ink onto the sign in the colored image.
  3. Trim and glue to Brick cardstock. Use Mini Layer Tool to trim around the image with the 1/16-inch edge.
  4. Glue onto 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch Madras Blue card base.
  5. Sprinkle with Ice Blue Frantage Embossing Enamel and Oceanic Glass Glitter then heat set from the back side of the card front. (This can also be done before gluing to the card base.)

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