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!

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Creativity Takes Courage


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Hello, I decided to get inky today and play with my new Distress Oxide inks.  I needed a masculine thank you card for someone who is an artist…talk about pressure!  I was nervous, but in the end I am happy with the results.

Creativity Takes Courage Card

I rubbed various colors of Distress Oxide ink; Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Fired Brick & Cracked Pistachio onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water.  I mixed the Fossilized Amber and Fired Brick together to add an orange to my brown and yellow palette.  I took a piece of watercolor paper and dipped it in the various colors, drying with my heat gun in between each layer.  I added a small amount of Cracked Pistachio as the last layer  to give a patina look.  On the sentiment, which is the Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers, I sponged on Vintage Photo and Cracked Pistachio before adding them to the card.

Next up I dug out my newsprint background stamp by Justrite Stamp Co and a couple of small Tim Holtz stamps.  I used Walnut Stain, Black Soot and Tea Dye for my random background print.

I added jewelry cording around the card and attached it in three places with my stapler. I added a vintage button from a Cosmo Cricket embellie set.  The button was shiny, so I sanded it down and sponged on some Tea Dye Distress ink before adding it to the card.  Because of its weight and bulkiness I actually stitched it to the watercolor panel to give it added stability.  I used foam tape to mount all this onto a black mat and a brown card base.

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Happy Scrappin’


Tag, You’re It!


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Hello there!  I am continuing on my Christmas in July mode, I knew I was going to need some extra tags for the holidays and I wanted to use my new image from Sunsational Stamps, Snowman Soup Set which you can find Here.  This set is so cute, besides having several cups of wintry delight to choose from, there are many sentiments and adorable faces you can add to your snowmen.

Snowman Soup Tags

To make the tag I used Sunny Studios Crescent Tag Topper Dies and their Fishtail Banner Dies.  I absolutely love these in combination with one another.  The tag top has several sizes to choose from and you can make them as long or as short at you like.  The toppers also come with adorable little reinforcer dies in various shapes, I used the circle and star for my tags.  The Fishtail Banner dies come in four styles, and I used them all!  They have deep tick marks in each die to make lining them up straight on your project a breeze!

The paper I chose was Basic Grey, from my stash, obviously an oldie since they have been out of business for a while now.  I love finding stuff in my stash I completely forgot about…it is like Christmas morning when that happens.  Pun intended.  😉

Snowman Soup Tags

I colored my snowman with Copics and I shaded the cups with Distress Inks.  The white base was scored 1/8 inch from edge on all sides to give it subtle interest.  I popped up the mugs on the front of the tag, added bakers twine (from the dollar bin at Target) and voila!

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Happy Scrappin’


A Bit Buggy


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Just popping in for a quick card I made today.  I used the adorable YNS Bitty Bugs for the YNS Challenge #68 (that link takes you right there!)  I went with the color challenge with my card.  The background is my Distress Oxide Inks in Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio…and I spattered it with water, that is the fun part!

Bitty Bugs Card

Close-up of the cute little bugs

I cut the clouds using the Spring Showers Lawn Cuts by Lawn Fawn and the grass border is also Lawn Fawn (I think…)  I colored these adorable bugs with my alcohol markers, stamped the sentiment inside one of my clouds, added Wink of Stella on the insect wings and called it complete!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure and check out Your Next Stamp blog, they have some great inspiration!

Happy Scrappin’

Little Darling Super Hero


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Pow! Zam! Boom!  I am here today to show you a card I made for a fun challenge on the Your Next Stamp blog.  You can access Challenge #68 Here. and this is my card.

Little Darling Super Hero for Challenge #68

I absolutely LOVE the images in this set by Your Next Stamp, it is called Little Darling Super Heros.  There is also a little Super Hero girl in this set!  I will use her is another card later on.

I colored my little hero with alcohol markers and styled him after my husband (when he was a little boy).  He is my SUPERHERO!

The adorable mask has it’s own stamp and die, so you can use a mask on your little superhero or not.  I stamped mine in Barn Door Distress Oxide ink and clear heat embossed it to give it added shine and dimension.  The city skyline behind him was die cut from a Paper Smooches Super 2 die.  Then I stamped the sentiment and stars and white heat embossed them.

Here is a closer look at the card.

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Happy Scrappin’

Monkey Around and Around


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Hi there fellow paper crafters, today I have made a reveal card…I am not even going to try to explain it.  It is so easy, but I am sure I will make it seem more complicated that it is.  Instead, I will link you to the YouTube I used.  This Splitcoast Stampers tutorial is awesome, so click Here to open it and learn!

Monkey Around Card

I made a card for the daughter of my bestie that is expecting her first child…and by the pink on the inside, you can guess it is going to be a girl!

I stamped this with Close To My Heart’s Wild Wonders stamp set (I believe it is retired) and CTMH patterned paper and cardstock.  I will post a few pics of the card to showcase it as it is revealing.  Just pull the little green ribbon tab and it will reveal a message.  🙂

See, as the monkey disappears, the toucan and his message are revealed.

The vine that the monkey is holding onto is hand drawn by non other than ME, as the straight vine stamp could not be manipulated that much, and I wanted the monkey to be able to hang on to something.

The inside of the card also utilizes more stamps from this set.  I stamped the hippo in Hollyhock ink, the sentiment in Pixie and the vines in Pear.

Inside of Monkey Around Card

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Christmas in July


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Seasons greetings! Sunsational Stamps is featuring Christmas in July so my thoughts have shifted to getting some of my Christmas cards started.  I have to make what seems like millions of them and most have to be mail-friendly, so this design has dimension and detail but it is almost completely flat.

Santa’s List Card

I used Sunsational stamps Santa’s List and colored this adorable elf with my Copic markers.  I used the colorless blender to give his pants a plaid-like pattern.  (I hope you can see it)
The bells on his shoes were colored using‘s gold metallic marker. I fussy cut it out to pop it up (just a little) with foam adhesive, onto my background.


Which brings us to how that was created.  I used a piece of 140# watercolor paper and stamped Raisin Boat’s Lollipop background with clear VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Ranger white embossing powder and heat set it.  I smooshed some Distress inks in Candy Apple Red and Picked Raspberry onto my craft mat and then dropped some water on them to get my watercolor ready. Next I generously swiped water on my embossed piece and then started dropping color into the little ‘lollipops’ in a random order. Finally I spritzed the watercolor panel with perfect pearls that I have premixed in a mini mister. Stamped the inside with ‘You’re on the SWEET list!’ and called it done.  I went with a mix of traditional green along with non traditional light green, light red and bright pink for my color scheme.  I kind of lean toward the brighter colors for my cards, but I do mix it up since I make so many.

Santa’s List Closeup

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Happy Holidays…tee hee, I mean Happy Scrappin’

Coffee Helps


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Greetings, today I created another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop.

Coffee Helps Card

The first step in making this card was creating the background paper.  I used Raisin Boat’s Need for Tweed background stamp and stamped it in Pear ink from Close To My Heart onto light green Bazzill cardstock.  Next I stamped and colored the adorable stack of cups from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Tea Time stamp set.  I colored them with alcohol markers and used the matching die to cut it out.  The framework was die cut from Bazzill cardstock and I have to apologize, as I am not sure exactly who makes the wonky frames…it could be Taylored Expressions or Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I put my dies on magnetic sheets and organize them by subject and I throw the packaging away. 😦

I used a sentiment from the new Honey Bee Stamps Blaa Blaa Blaa set, heat embossed it and layered it onto the card.  Finally added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Bubblegum and called it done!

Close up of Coffee Helps Card

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Espresso Yourself


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Good Morning!  Today is a great day to grab a cup of joe and take a look at all the coffee inspiration my fellow crafty bloggers have to offer.  We are honored to be a part of the Sunsational Stamps Super Sponsoring of Coffee Lovers Blog hop!

I am so excited to be part of this fabulous blog hop!  I am a huge fan of coffee and coffee related things…cups, pots, donuts, the whole shebang.  I went with a puny card today, another fave of mine.  I wanted to make a card that encouraged individuality.

I used the iconic carry out coffee cup from Sunsational Stamps Love You Latte and printed it several times.  I colored them with Copic markers, making one of them different as you can see!  I printed a second set so I could pop up the lids to give it added dimension.  The cup sleeves were cut from some decorative corrugated paper I had on hand.

I made the sentiment using a retired Close To My Heart alpha set called Hopscotch.  I drew in the giant coffee bean to make the ‘O’ in Espresso.  I used one of the dies in Elizabeth Craft Designs Bead Strings 2 to create the page division.  I cut it from a piece of cardstock that I had blended Distress inks in Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover and Wilted Violet.  I topped off each “bead” center with ECD Peel-off Gems, because…well, you gotta have some bling!

Thank you for hopping by today, and I hope you enjoy the remaining stops on our hop.  You can link back to Sunsational Stamps Blog or Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog

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Happy Scrappin’  Eileen