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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Happy Scrappin’

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 athttp://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/4438

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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Happy Scrappin’

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 http://sunsationalstamps.blogspot.com/

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’

Fishing You Were Here


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Greetings, today we are going fishing!  I just LOVE these adorable bears and this Go Fishing set from Sunsational Stamps is so versatile.  You can use this digi set for so many occasions.

Fishing You Were Here Card

The background was super easy, I used my eBosser to cut out two sizes of stitched squares and a stitched circle, as well as the stitched clouds from Lawn Fawn.  I used paper scraps from my stash, so I am not sure who the manufacturer is, but I do know they are old enough to have been discontinued. teehee…

Close up of Bears in Go Fishing

I purposely colored the canoe with the lines to show wooden boards.  I colored all the elements with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out.  I popped up the canoe with foam tape to give it dimension.  I put it all on a Poppy colored base from Close To My Heart and then added it all onto a Lagoon cardstock card base also from CTMH.

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Happy fishing…I mean scrappin’


Happy Camper


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Howdy!  We are well into summer and a lot of folks are taking that last little trip before school starts again.  Now I am not a camping person, although I love camping themed things, but my Brother-in-law and his family are avid campers, so I thought this card would be so much fun to send to them!

Happy Camper

I used the adorable Camp More Worry Less digi set from Sunsational and colored in the images with my alcohol markers and then I fussy cut out all the elements and set aside.

The background was made by sponging on Faded Jeans and Tea Stain Distress Inks that I then spattered with water and dabbed dry to give it a starry sky effect

Close-up of Happy Camper

I adhered the cut out elements to the card, popping up the campfire and camper.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  To shop, please follow this link to Sunsational Stamps. We would love it if you should follow our blog, by clicking on the ‘Follow Me’ button.  Please Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss a thing!

Happy Camping (scrapping)!