RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE #67 - Over the Rainbow

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another challenge with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog!  Our theme is "rainbow". Below is an inspirational photo for you to use.  Retro Rubber challenges are very simple, make sure the stamp set is over a year old. If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification. For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.

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Here is my card, I am using a stamp set from Hero Arts called Brush Strokes which is retired, but I believe it was release sometime in September 2012.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Birthday Greeting which was released sometime in 2012.


Details on how I made my card:

1.  I started out with an A2 card (4 1/4 x 5 1/2),

2.  The top layer I die cut from the Rectangle Lawn Fawn stitched dies,

3.  I cut the black layer at 4 x 5 1/4,

4.  I used the painted brush from the Hero Arts Brush Stokes in different colors of the rainbow,

5.  I stamped my sentiment from the MFT Birthday Greetings,

6.  I finished my card off by adding different colors of enamel dots.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until July 28th to join in on the fun!




A Blog Named Hero - Friend

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with A Blog Named Hero our challenge this month is Florals.  and we are collaborating with Winnie & Walter Stamps.  

Here is my take on the challenge and how I put my card together:


1. My card is an A2 (4 1/4 X 5 1/2), I die cut the stitched die from the Large Lawn Fawn stitched die, and the scalloped was die cut from the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle stackables, and adhered these to the base of my card,

2. I stamped the vase from the Winnie & Walter set "In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya", I then masked it off and added the stems and the flowers, I colored the flowers with copics R27, 46 and 59,

3. I then stamped the vase again on some design paper and pieced it onto the vase on the base of my card,

4. I then used my silhouette to cut the cut the file from Winnie & Walter called "The Big, the Bold and Friends Digital Elements", I adhered the word to my card and stamped the sentiment from the
Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cuts stamp set,

5. I finished off my card by adding some Hero Arts Sequins Ombre Blush.



Closer look, I stamped and colored the flowers again and fuzzy cut them out and used pop dots to pop them up on my card.


I hope I have inspired you to join in on the challenge, there will be one random entry winner who can win a prize from, A Blog Named Hero. Please remember to follow all of our challenge rules so that you’re eligible to win the prize.

You can add your card using the linky tool here. Good luck and we can not wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to stop over at A Blog Named Hero to see what the design team has created. I'm sure you will be inspired.

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp

Ellen Hutson

Hero Arts

Joy Clair - Christmas In July!

Monday, July 17, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair and we are celebrating Christmas a little early!  For the entire week, Joy Clair will be sharing some Christmas inspiration.  So be sure to keep coming back this week.  If you see something you just have to have, there is a discount code (CIJ17) you can use.  Do you realize it is just a little over five months before Christmas?  It's really never to early to start with your Christmas shopping and making your handmade cards if you make them.

I have made a cute box to hold the Joy Clair Christmas tags.  The tags are from the Joy Clair "Christmas tags".  There are four in the set.  I cut the SVG tag file and then stamped each image on the tag with different colors.  I then added a small hole at the top so you can thread some string through it to attach to a gift.  The top I stamped the "Christmas" from the Joy Clair Rustic Christmas Sentiment set and the word "tags" is from the Joy Clair Fancy Curl alphabet set.


Here is the box opened with the tags.  Remember back in the day, you could buy Christmas tags and it had the string in the box?  This is the look I was going for.  


Here are the tags I stamped, there are about 12 in the box.  

Have you stopped by the Joy Clair blog to play along with the current challenge which is "anything goes". If not, please come play, Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my project, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.

Wishing You Were Here....

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hello everyone!


I'm stopping in to play along with CASology cue card challenge and it is "wish".  I was excited about this challenge when I saw it, I had the perfect stamp set and die set for this.  Here is my take on the challenge.





I started by cutting a piece of cardstock at 3 7/8 x 5 1/4, I embossed it with an embossing folder called Blowing Dandelions by X-Cut.  The black layer is 4 x 5 1/2,   I then die cut the Wishing word with blaack cardstock from WPlus 9 Sending Hoping Wishing. and adhered it to my card.  I stamped the words from WPlus 9 Sending Hoping Wishing.  I finished my card off by adding black enamel dots.

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again!

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Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 3

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello Everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the Chris Dayton’s first stamp set and June Incentive set “Happy Mail”.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Sentimental Cala Lily by Chris Dayton
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Gina K Designs Incentive Set - Happy Mail
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Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $20 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sentimental Cala Lily stamp set
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus
Inks:  Distress Inks


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sentimental Cala Lily stamp set
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Black Onyx and Fresh Asparagus
Inks:  Distress Inks


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Happy Mail Incentive Stamp Set
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Navy, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green, and Wild Lilac
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White and In the Navy

If you missed the StampTV release party last week, here are a couple of cards I made using the stamp sets above:


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Sentimental Cala Lily stamp set
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - Black Onyx
Other: GKD Art Stencil-Foilage, Silver embossing powder, Deco Foil Transfer Paste, 
Thermoweb Deco-Foil Silver


GKD Supplies Used:

Stamps: Happy Mail Incentive Stamp Set
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Navy, Passionate Pink, Jelly Bean Green.
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White & Black
Tools: Double Stitched Circle Die Set
Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Chris Dayton - Today’s featured illustrator
Donna Idlet - YOU ARE HERE

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 2

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Hello Everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Beth Silaika and Claire Brennan.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Dolphin by Beth Silaika
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Lovely Lilies by Claire Brennan 

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Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Karen Dolphin
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black , GKD Black Onyx & Ocean Mist
Paper: Pure Luxury Card Stock: White & Ocean Mist
Other:   GKD Stencil, Blue enamel dots



GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lovely Lillies Stamp Set
Ink: Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion, Sweet Mango, Warm Cocoa
GKD White Embossing Powder
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Black & 
Tools: Tim Holtz Mini Stencil Set #5 and Mini Fanciful Flourish Die

If you missed the StampTV release party last week, here are a couple of cards I made using the stamp sets above:


Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:

Beth Silaika - Today’s featured illustrator
Claire Brennan - Today’s featured illustrator
Donna Idlet YOU ARE HERE

Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!



Gina K Designs –Inspiration Blog Hop – Day 1 (Melanie & Theresa stamps)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hello everyone!

The Cast and Crew for Gina K Designs welcomes you to another fabulous blog hop celebrating the new stamp sets by Gina K and the illustrator team from Gina K Designs! We hope to inspire you with some beautiful card projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs! Today, we are featuring the stamp sets by Melanie Muenchinger and Theresa Momber.

These stamp sets are so fun and versatile! You will be able to create amazing card projects using each
individual set or by combining the images and sentiments from multiple sets from this release. Have fun and be creative!

Pressed Flowers 2 by Melanie
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Framescape-Tropical Skies by Theresa

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Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance towin a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop. Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’shop:


GKD Supplies Used:
Stamps: Pressed Flowers 2 Stamp Set and dies
Ink: GKD Black Onyx, Wild Dandelion, Green Grass and Warm Cocoa
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White & Black
GKD Pure Luxury Paper:  Petite Patterns
Tools: GKD Small & Large Rectangle Foil-Mates Die Sets
Other: Black Enamel Dots



GKD Products Used:
Stamps: Framescaope Tropical Skies
Ink: GKD Black Onyx and Wild Dandelion
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock - White, Black Onyx, Ocean Mist

If you missed the StampTV release party last week, here are a couple of cards I made using the stamp sets above:




Ready for more awesome creations?! Just click on the links below for more from Gina and the Cast & Crew:


Don’t forget to pop over to the Gina K Designs Store and check out all of the new products available this month in the “What’s New” section at http://www.ginakdesigns.com.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Puperoni!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am stopping in to post this cute card for the CASology challenge blog, which the theme is "Pizza". When I saw this, I knew exactly what stamp set I was going to use. I received this set which is called "Favorite Puperoni" for my birthday from Simon Says Stamp.



I stamped the cut dog and then stamped it again on some masking tape and masked the dog off and stamped the pepperoni pizza and birthday hat.  I colored the images with copics and added the sentiment.  So cute and clean and simple.  I really wanted to add some sequins, but since the challenge is CAS I decided not to.  

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!


A Blog Named Hero and Winnie & Walter

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Hello everyone!


I am here with A Blog Named Hero and we are collaborating with Winnie & Walter Stamps.  Our challenge this month are "Florals", I hope you will be able to join the fun.

Here is my card:

My card is clean and simple.  I am using the Hero Arts Layering Bouquet set for the flowers.  The vase is from the Winnie & Walter set "In Bloom: Lola's Bouquet with Joni Andaya".  The sentiment is from the Winnie & Walter Set "Wishing You with Evelin T Designs".   I used Hero Arts  Grape Juice, Butter Bar and Green Hills Mid-tone Inks to stamp the flowers, I stamped the vase and sentiment with Hero Arts Intense Black ink, I finished my card off by adding some Hero Art Pearls.


I hope I have inspired you to join in on the challenge, there will be one random entry winner who can win a prize from, A Blog Named Hero. Please remember to follow all of our challenge rules so that you’re eligible to win the prize.

You can add your card using the linky tool here. Good luck and we can not wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by, please be sure to stop over at A Blog Named Hero to see what the design team has created.  I'm sure you will be inspired.

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Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp

Ellen Hutson

Hero Arts


Retro Rubber Challenge #66 - Wedding

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful Independence Day, Did you grill out and eat plenty of hot dogs and hamburgers?   Did you go out and enjoy the fireworks?  I did it all, except I watched the fireworks on TV.

I am here with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog and we have an inspirational photo with the theme Wedding.   I hope you can join us, just make sure the stamp set is over a year old.   If we feel you are using newer stamps, you may be disqualified from the challenge without notification.  For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog.


Here is my take on the challenge.  The red color is perfect for today since we are celebrating Independence Day!  I am using a stamp and die set made by Stampin Up called Rose Wonder which was released in January 2016 in the Occasion book.  I die cut the rose from the Rose Garden Framelit and then heat embossed the sentiment with red embossing powder.  I finished off my card with adding some rhinestones. 



Here is what I stamped inside


Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until July 14th to join in on the fun!

Joy Clair - Celebrate!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Hello everyone!


I hope you all have had a nice weekend and have had some time off to celebrate with your family Independence Day, if you live in the USA!  I am enjoying my long weekend with my family.  I hope to see the fireworks somewhere tomorrow, how about you?

I am here with Joy Clair, I am featuring one of the most recent new background stamp Grungy Flag.  If you have not seen all the beautiful designs the team has created, please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see them.  The sentiment is from the Joy Clair stamp Let's Celebrate.  This is a perfect stamp you can use for any occasion.  There is a girl image on this set and you can easily have her holding a flag for Independence Day!

Here is my card for your inspiration:

My card is an A2 card, I used my Misti to stamp the background image from the Grungy Flag background stamp.  I inked the flag up with red and blue at the same time and stamp it on my paper.  I think I stamped it about 3 times before I got the look I wanted (thank goodness for my Misti).  I added my sentiment at an angle.  If you can see I have a tool called a paper distresser made by Tim Holtz (tonic) and I distressed my edges so it would look grungy like the flag.  I adhered all my layers together and finished the card off by adding the star embellishments. 


If you have not had a chance to join the "anything goes" challenge, please take a minute and join.  Joy Clair will be giving away one $25 gift card to the Joy Clair Store, randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have  a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Entered into the following challenges:

Fusion - Fourth of July Jars
Cards in Envy- Red, White & Blue

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