Sunday, April 15, 2018

Everything Smiles Hello II on a2z

Hi everybody,

I've created a floral card without using a floral stamp and it is up on the a2z Scrapbooking challenge blog. 

I had fun making it.  Hop over to the a2z blog to check the supply list and detail on this month's challenge Flower Power.

Use my promote code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or over at a2z Scrapbooking store (excluding shipping).  

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a sweet day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Beautiful Birthday

Hello hello,

Let's skip the chit chat and go right to my card, shall we?

I think the delicate cherry blossom stamp need not any embellishments and I kept my card pretty flat for easy mailing.  Since there is no bells and whistles on the card I stamped a matching envelope to make the package more interesting.



Hero Arts Say It All Clear Stamp
Hero Arts Monthly Hero Kit April 2016
Ranger Dye Ink (Raspberry Sorbet)
Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Soft Grey, Soft Granite)
Hero Arts Omber Ink (Light Purple to Grape Juice)

Thanks for stopping by, I wish you a sweet day.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Hero Arts Topiary Bouquet on a2z


I've used my "creative license" and turned leaves to flowers.  :)  Check details of this card on a2z Scrapbooking Supplies.

The stamp set, Hero Arts Layered Topiary, I used has a matching frame cut and it is really versatile.  Get your own at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Etsy store, use my promote code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchase $25 or over excluding shipping.

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a sweet day!

Friday, March 30, 2018

a2z Scrapbooking And Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bloghop


Welcome to my stop of the
a2z Scrapbooking + Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Bloghop.

If you have arrived from the talented Kristina Beagle then you're at the right place.  Should you get lost along the way, there's a complete hop list further down this post.  Or you could start from the beginning at a2z Scrapbooking.

a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away 1 free digital kit from our store to a lucky hopper. Winner will be randomly selected from the comments left along the hop.  You have until Thursday April 5th, 11:55 pm PDT to comment.  Winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog on April 7th.  There is also a bonus giveaway on the a2z blog with the full March release from Sugartree Stamps.

I have made a couple cards for today's hop.

My first card features a brand-new digital stamp set call Hug In A Mug by Sugartree Stamps and it is exclusive to a2z Scrappbooking.  You could find more information on the a2z Scrapbooking.

I chose the plain mug as my focal point and paper pieced it.  Next I printed the sentiment, colored in and closely trimmed.  On my card base I mounted a sheet music dry embossed panel and a strip of pattern paper.  Both my mug and sentiment are attached onto the embossed panel with foam adhesive.

Sugar Tree Digital Stamp Hug In a Mug
Darice Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Prismacolor Coloring Pencils
Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo)

For my second card:

I created an opaque glassware look alike.  So instead of stamping I choose to use stencil and embossing mat to create a texture pattern on white card stock, and die cut my cup then lightly applied distress ink using an inking tool to make the pattern stands out a bit more.

On my recipe card I stamp sentiments using stamps from several other stamp sets.  The coffee bean I printed from Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi Stamp and colored with coloring pencils.  And I outline it with a black Pigma Micron Pen. So the cup goes onto the kraft recipe card and then onto a white card base of which the edge I distress slightly using the ink for the cup.  I round the top right corner so it's a bit less boring.

Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse
Hero Arts 6x8 Cling Stamp - Time
Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil
Taylored Expression Clear Stamp - Today's Menu
Ranger Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Coloring pencils
Pigma Micron Pen
Thanks for visiting.  Happy hopping.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Christmas Cards 2018-mar-26

Hi everyone,

I am back to share another card being added to my Christmas cards stash.  I am playing along the Muse: Christmas Visions Challenge 96.

This is the inspiration card:

And this is my take:

I gold heat embossed the Stunning Snowflakes by Hero Arts on a heavy weight white card stock, trimmed, and watercolored in an ombre fashion.  After it's dried, I die cut the window and adhere the panel to a fuschia color card base.  Then I gold heat embossed "joy" on white card stock and closely trimmed, and adhere to card.


Hero Arts Stunning Snowflakes Woodmount Stamp
Hero Arts Stamp and Cut Frame
Hero Arts Ribbon Letters by Lia Clear Stamp
Top Boss Clear Embossing Ink Pad
Gold embossing powder

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a sweet day!