They’re Ookie and They’re Spookie


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Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn’t wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps.  I love how adorable these little characters are.  This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here.

I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRite Crackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps.  I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink.  I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink.  I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.

The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece.  I used a 1-1/4″ square and a 3-1/2″ circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window.  I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge.  I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.

I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit.  I added each one to a window.  I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up.  The whole shebang was added to a white card base.

I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash.  It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.

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Hello, today’s card was for a lady fighting cancer…for the second time.  A gal from one of my crafty groups asked for a “Card Shower” to cheer her up and give her encouragement.  I instantly knew what stamp sets I was going to use, they are both from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Busy Bee set and the Bee-you-tiful set.  I didn’t want the card to be maudlin, I wanted it to be light and encouraging, so these sentiments are perfect.

I used my Hero Arts mason jar die to cut a window into my top panel so I could make a shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment ‘Bee lieve’ onto the acetate window with Staz-On black ink.  I stamped the two smallest daisies and the three of smallest bees multiple times on some smooth white cardstock, colored them with my alcohol makers and cut them out using their coordinating dies.  I layered two foam pieces to form the shaker and filled with Honey Bee’s Raw Honey sequin mix. 

I stamped the inside with the ‘Strong’, ‘Courageous’ and ‘Brave’ words from the Bee-You-Tiful set and used bees as the bullet points for these words of encouragement.

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Just Flying By To Say Happy Halloween!


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Boo to you all, today I have a shaker card featuring Sunsational Stamps Spooktacular Halloween set, and you can find it Here.  The image I used from this set was the silhouette of a witch and her kitty on a broom.

For the back panel I used Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink to color an area for the moon.  I fussy cut out the witch and glued her to the center of the moon.

The front panel I began by heat embossing a scary tree from my Raisin Boat Eerie Night set (they are back in production!) in black.  I sponged on Distress Oxide inks using Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet and Black Soot.  Then I flicked water onto the background and let it sit a minute before I blotted it dry with a paper towel.

I die cut out a 2″ circle for the moon/shaker opening, cover it with acetate, filled it with stars and tiny iridescent beads from Honey Bee Stamps and added foam tape to build up the shaker layer and then put the two layers together.

I added a few bats from the same Raisin Boat set and added Wink of Stella to them ( I don’t think the photo is picking up that sparkle).  And finally I added the Happy Halloween sentiment from the Sunsational set, hand drew in a spider web and called it done.

We are also entering the Creatalicious Challenge #124, so take a peek at their entries as well.

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Glimpses Of The Seashore


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Hi there, we are still hanging onto summer here in my neck of the woods, and  I wanted to celebrate with a card for my mom’s birthday that gives glimpses into a lazy day by the seaside.

I used Close To My Heart Seaside Greetings and Treasured Friendship stamp sets along with CTMH Canary and Honey ink.  I used a new technique called Retifore that I learned from a very talented fellow stamper that is on a FB group with me, she totally inspired me.  I had stamp sets that were close to the ones she used.  Randi is a Stampin’ Up gal! Randi Collins YouTube video can be accessed Here and her blog can be accessed Here.  Please take a look at how incredibly talented this lady is!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and again if you want to learn how this technique is done, please follow the above links, Randi gives an excellent tutorial.

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You Are My Honey!


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Sweet greetings to y’all, today I made an anniversary card for my hubby.  I used the adorable Woodsy Critters digi set from Sunsational Stamps that you can get Here. This set is packed with many adorable images…critters and their accessories.  🙂

I chose the bear…as you can tell from previous posts, I am partial to bears.  I colored him with Copic markers.  I also colored and die cut some adorable bees and hearts from one of my favorite Honey Bee Stamp sets Busy Bees and the sentiment was from the Bee-You-tiful Sentiments set, which I embossed with an older Ranger embossing powder in Lettuce Green.  The hive was made using two kinds of hearts from the Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  The tree branch was actually the tree from my Elizabeth Craft Designs die All Seasons Tree.  I am famous for using die cuts in a non traditional way…I like to get the most bang for my buck!

I added Wink of Stella shimmer to the bees wings and the hearts.  I used Ebony Nuvo Drops for his eyes.  I LOVE the look on his adorable little face.

I used a Lawn Fawn landscape die on some Bazzill cardstock in green (sorry, I forgot to take note of the color name) added that to sky blue cardstock.  Mounted that onto a piece of Kraft cardstock and put the whole kit-n-kaboodle onto the card base.  I forgot to mention that I had popped up the “beehive” and I did not adhere the leaves down, just the stem so the leaves have a little dimension.

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Happy Autumn Scrappin’

Autumn Greetings for a Coffee Friend


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Autumn greetings to you!  Today I made a card for a thoughtful neighbor and dear friend.  She not only treated me to a lovely afternoon coffee at our local coffee shop but she also treated my family to her pumpkin bread, which is TO DIE FOR!  I thought it would be the perfect card to link up to the super fun Coffee Lover’s Bloghop for fall.  #fall2017clh


As you can see I used Newton’s Nook stamps from two separate sets and stamped them with Ranger Archival Black ink onto water color paper.  I used my Distress Markers to watercolor the images.  I added a few Nuvo Pearl drops and mounted the watercolor panel onto two layers of Bazzill cardstock in two shades of brown, added some Maya Road self adhesive lace ribbon.  I added a mat of Your Next Stamp Crazy For Coffee paper to a Bazzill card base, then I popped the watercolor layers up onto the card with foam tape and called it done!

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Foxy Fall


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Greetings, today I wanted to make an autumn card with one of my favorite woodland critters…a fox!  I am partial to foxes because my grand-pup is a Yorkie, but he looks just like a baby fox.  Swoon…  You can find Sunsational Stamps Woodsy Critters Here, this digi set is such a bargain!  You get so many adorable woodland animals plus a few extras!

Foxy Fall Card

I colored the fox and log with my alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I used Elizabeth Craft Designs All Season Tree dies to cut out the tree and autumn colored leaves.  I used a postage stamp style die for the blue (sky) background and mounted that all on a muted army green card base.  I adhered all the elements and popped the fox up with foam tape.

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Autumn Coffee Blog Hop


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Today the Sunsational Design Team is sharing some creations with you using the stamp sets that Sunsational Stamps has that include coffee related products. All these set are available in our store. Just click each designers link to see how they produced their projects. #fall2017clh

Hi, I hope everyone is having a Grrreat day!  My project today features the Wild About Pumpkin Spice Latte digi set from Sunsational Stamps that you can access Here.

Wild About Pumpkin Spice Latte card

I colored this adorable tiger and his pumpkin spice latte with Copic markers.  The background was made by sponging on my two go-to Distress Oxide colors, Broken China and Cracked Pistachio.  I then spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls mist.  (Side note:  I accidentally spritzed EVERYTHING on my work surface EXCEPT the background when my nozzle got turned around, sigh…)  Anyway, back  to the project… I added some Doodlebug Fall Leaves Washi tape to the bottom to ground my little tiger and mounted this onto a black mat, that then was mounted onto a piece of Doodlebug Kraft/color cardstock and then the whole shebang was mounted onto the flip side of the Doodlebug kraft/color cardstock and added to the card base.  Finally I popped my critter onto the shimmery background, added the sentiment and voila! 

We are a Super Sponsor for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. In honor of this hop, we are offering 20% off of all digital stamps. Use coffeelovers at checkout please. Thanks and enjoy the hop.  #fall2017clh

As a Super Sponsor, we are offering a $25 dollars Digital Image Gift Certificates and two flash prizes of $15 and $10 Digital Image Gift Certificates. Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along on the Coffee Lovers Summer Hop at

In with Autumn


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Hi there fellow crafters, I was looking at the plants today and noticed how the colors are starting to change.  Not quite the reds, oranges and vibrant yellows of fall, but the typical flowers and foliage of late summer, Black Eyed Susan, Strawflowers, Sunflowers and whatever those gorgeous purple leafy things are…I am clearly not a botanist.  So today I thought we could take a peek at the beginning of our early autumn palate with a gold embossed vellum card.

Life is Good Autumn Card

I did something completely different today, I printed out the digi images I wanted in my scene and I traced them onto the vellum with pencil.  Next I retraced the images with my embossing pen, sprinkled it with gold embossing powder and heat set it.  I almost left it plain, I loved the look so much, but decided to color the images in as planned with alcohol markers.  You have to color the back side of the vellum for it to look good.  The images I used were Squirrel with Fence and Squirrel with Pumpkins & Sunflower, you can find them Here.

I mottled the petals to give them interest and I colored the entire center with 4 or 5 different colors, but instead of flicking or coloring I used dots to replicate the center of a sunflower.  I added lines to the acorns and just colored the remaining images as usual.

I sponged Broken China and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks onto the card base and  then stamped it with “Life is Good” stamp from one of my Close To My Heart sets.  I added Matte Multi Media glue to the image outlines (so it would not show through the vellum) and adhered it to the inked card base.  I added three little Queen & Co Ice bling to highlight the sentiment and called it a day.

Please head on over to Sunsational Stamps September Challenge, the theme is Fall.  You can get there from Here

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Trick or Treat



Welcome to Sunsational Stamps Design Team Blog Hop for August 2017. Thank you for joining us today! We will be showcasing one set this month for Halloween this 4×6 clear set “Trick or Treat” has 12 images including pumpkins, a ghost, bat, faces and 2 sentiments. They are too cute for words and you will be inspired by our amazing Design Team’s projects.

Here are a few simple rules we ask you to follow to show support for each crafter and the time they have put into their work. In order to be eligible for the drawing for the blog candy and the Free digital stamp

1) you MUST visit each blog,

2) leave a comment,

3) become a follower of each DT Members Blog and our DT blog at

We also are offering a special for this release:

You will get 10% off any order of $10.00 or more. Just use the code August17.

The code will be valid in the “Sunsational Stamps” store

This special offer is good until  Sunday,  September 3rd at midnight  EST.

Grab your favorite beverage, and let’s get hopping.

We are featuring the Trick or Treat Set and you can find it Here.  My project was a step card.  I recently began making these, I love how many elements you can fit on them.

Trick or Treat Card

I stamped out the adorable ghost and put a happy face on him.  I stamped both pumpkins, one of them twice onto Doodlebug Halloween patterned paper and colored the stems and leaves with alcohol markers.  I added green wire to the tops of two of the pumpkins that I curled around a thin paintbrush handle to make the spindly vines on a pumpkin.  I added a mat of purple patterned Halloween paper that was also from that Doodlebug collection onto the black card base.  I cut three fence pieces to simulate a spooky grave yard using my Cricut.  The ‘Trick or Treat’ was white heat embossed onto a piece of black die cut cardstock I had in my stash.  Finally I added the cute little bats to the title.

Below is the stamp set, as you can see there are many adorable images in this set.  I love all the faces you can choose for your ghost and pumpkins, plus three sentiments and the bat…so much!

I hope you enjoyed my project today and please hop on over to the other Design Team members’ blogs, they have some treats (no tricks) for you!

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If you happened to have stumbled upon this blog by chance or accident, please make sure to head to the first blog listed so you don’t miss any of the Love we have to share with you. This hop runs from 9 am EST August 30th through  11:59 pm September 3rd, so you  have plenty of time to visit every blog in the list below.

Here is the line up for the hop:

So: now that we are fully inspired… how about getting creative and join us over on the Sunsational Stamps Facebook Challenge Page.

Happy Haunting…I mean scrappin’