Category Archives: cards, etc.

great guys

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using a Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp set, Brotherly Love, from the June Release. I also used Girl Power and Bitty Minnie Alpha. I paired the guys and girls on my first card to make a wedding card.

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There are a few different hats for the guys in the Brotherly Love set. I turned one into a camo hat on my second card since we have lots of hunters in our family.

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These sets are very versatile and although they were designed for bible journaling, you can see they are great for cards too.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Brotherly LoveGirl Power, and Bitty Minnie Alpha; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Simon Says Stamp Love die, QuicKutz Retro Diamonds embossing folder, pearls, Gina Marie Wonky Stitched Squares and Scalloped Stitched Rectangles.

dare to be different

Just popping in with a card using a great flamingo set from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps June Release. Dare to be different…don’t follow the crowd…be unique…be YOU!

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Have an awesome day!


Hello friends!  Today I am sharing my last “official” card for Art Impressions. As of the end of May I took a break and stepped down from the Ai team. You’ll see me posting some cards from time to time, though…I still love Ai!

The current Ai Challenge is “Odd Animals” and we are featuring the NEW Funny Farm Release! This is such a fun line. Here I used 5002- Sloth-some Set.

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When I saw this pack of paper at Hobby Lobby months ago, I knew it would be perfect for the sloths!

Now go break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Odd Animals” Challenge! Happy stamping!

stamps- Art Impressions 5002- Sloth-some Set; paper- white, black; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Blueprints 14, SU! Designer Label punch, foam tape.

flamazing day

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamps from the June Release. Here I used Be A Flamingo and Scripty Thoughts (from the May release).  This flamingo is so cute…a great set for card making and bible journaling. I couldn’t stop at just one card and I can’t wait to stamp it in my bible!

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Have a flamazing day!

 stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Be A Flamingo and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, Echo Park- Summer Dreams, American Crafts- Welcome Spring; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Gina Marie Ovals, MFT Stitched Triple Peekaboo Window & Edge.

happy camper

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Door Openings” and we are featuring the NEW Mini TryFolds Release! Here I used 4969- Happy Camper MTF. This is such a cute camper and I decided to color it in fun, girly colors.

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The back of the camper is die cut for a window to open!

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What gal wouldn’t be a happy camper in a pink & yellow RV?

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Again, I made a card inside of the card to place the Tryfold images. My base (blue) is 5 1/2 x 6 1/2, scored @ 2 1/4. The insert (pink) is 5 1/4 x 8, scored @ 4.

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The seating area is also die cut to see the images inside.

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A little fox lays inside along a cozy scene.

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Do you know a camper to send this to?

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Door Openings” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

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stamps- Art Impressions 4969- Happy Camper MTF; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Echo Park- Summer Dreams; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped Squares and Jumbo Ric Rac, BossKut Sun, PTI clouds, Gina Marie Grass die, LaLa Land Heart Banner, SU! Oval punch.

free hugs

Hello! Just sharing some free (prickly) hugs today. If you haven’t checked out the Sweet ‘n Sassy May Release yet, be sure you do. These sets were very popular and sold out more than once. Here I used Refresh My Soul and Bitty Minnie Alpha.

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I did a variation of the Eclipse style card. The letters were die cut and removed. Then I sponged some yellow ink on the negative piece and stamped some cacti onto the letters, which were later raised with foam tape.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Refresh My Soul and Bitty Minnie Alpha; paper- white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Daffodil Delight; accessories- Copics, SU! Large Letters Framelits dies, foam tape.

Produce Stand MTF

Hello friends! Wishing you a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with a card I made using one of the Ai Mini Try-folds sets. Here I used 4970- Produce Stand MTF. Are you having a picnic or get-together today with family and friends? Today’s card is all about those yummy fruits we will surely be eating!

I love how you can peek through each layer of the tryfold cards and see the images inside. Here you get a little peek of a cute critter having a sweet summertime snack.  My card base is 4 1/4 x 11. Each end is scored @ 3 5/8″.

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The front awning, die cut, closed…

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…and open…

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The second image is a cute window with more fruit.

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The inside sentiment and raccoon…

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What a sweet set!

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4970- Produce Stand MTF; paper- white, SU! Pink Pirouette, Echo Park Petticoats & Pinstripes and Summer Dreams; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Blueprints 21, enamel dots.

sending hugs

Good morning! I am sharing some cards today using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy stamp sets from the May Release. Here I used Girl Power, Itty Bitty Blossoms, and the May Stamp of the Month, Scripty Thoughts (free with your $75 order). It is a great release and Girl Power keeps selling out…so be sure to grab yours!

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The girls were designed for Bible Journaling but they work nicely for card making too. I wanted to put one in a window so I die cut a pretty one and stamped some Itty Bitty Blossoms above.

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I also die cut an opening on my second card for another girl. Then I highlighted some words with a circle punch and banner die. Her clothing was paper pieced.

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Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Girl Power, Itty Bitty Blossoms, and Scripty Thoughts; paper- white, SU! Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Peach Parfait, MME- The Sweetest Thing; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- 3/4″ circle punch, Art Impressions 4749- Window Deco Die, Copics, Gina Marie Peekaboo Circles, Impression Obsession flower die, Stickles.

no tomorrow!

Hey friends! I am just popping in quick with some kids’ birthday cards I made the other day. This time I was stamping just for fun and wow… how cute are these dinos?! I’m not sure what took me so long to use them!

These fun images are from Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow set. I also used the matching dies, No Tomorrow Confetti Cuts. I have to say that I was surprised how nicely the stamps inked up right out of the package. I will definitely purchase their stamps again!

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When I went to their site to link up the set, I noticed a challenge on their blog and the theme is…birthday! lol. I guess I will go play along. :) Here’s some single pics… I love how they turned out. I decided not to color the images this time but they will be super fun to color another time I use them!

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I LOVE the “party like there’s no tomorrow” sentiment!

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Have a great night!

stamps- Reverse Confetti’s No Tomorrow; paper- white, SU! Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist and Lucky Limeade, Colorbok- Carnival; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- corner rounder, 2 1/2″ circle punch, MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangles, SNSS Stars dies (retired).

wish big little piggy

Hello friends and happy Monday!

Today I am on the Art Impressions blog with another card I made using one of the new Flutters sets! Here I used 4975- Pig Flutter Set to create a fun, interactive card.

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I thought about putting my pig up in the air and the farm scene down low but I didn’t want my pull tab hanging over the scene so I switched it around. This little piggy is on the ground, making a big wish that he will take flight! lol.

When you pull the tab, his wings move up & down! So fun! I used Mini White Brads (a few are included in the set to get you started) to attach the wings and colored them with a Copic marker to make them pink. Instead of coloring the whole pig, I stamped him onto pink cardstock. Then I colored his hooves, snout, ears and cheeks.

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Have a great Monday and… happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4975- Pig Flutter Set; paper- white, black, SU! Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, and Pear Pizzazz; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, foam tape, string, MISTI, glue pen, MFT Blueprints 21, Gina Marie Barn and Silo & Grass dies, Art Impressions Mini White Brads.