November Colour Combo Blog Hop

Today I am participating in my 6th Colour Combo Blog Hop. I’m so excited you’ve decided to stop by to see what I have created! My favorite part about a color combo challenge is that I am really stretching outside of my comfort zone to create a card or a project.

This month we were challenged to use Sahara Sand, Pineapple Punch, and Highland Heather. While I have worked with all three colors, I never would have put them together! I used Stampin’ Write Markers and Stampin’ Blends to create my main panel background and incorporate the Pineapple Punch.

I got the idea to create my own background from @stampinthroughthecatalog on Instagram. It’s another great way to make your own Designer Series Paper when you need just the right colors. I also used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks to create a subtle polka dot with Highland Heather ink on my Highland Heather cardstock.

I added the ribbon and twine behind my sentiment banner help it stand out. I also added three rhinestones to give this card a little sparkle…after all the sentiment is comparing the recipient to a diamond!

Thanks again for stopping by today. Scroll down to see all of the supplies I used to create today’s card and click the next button to keep hopping along! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to be notified when I share and check back next month to see what Colour Combo we use!

Colour Combo Creators:

  1. Sue McDonald (UK)
  2. Caroline Peck – Sparkle And Stamp (USA) <-You Are Here!
  3. Tanja Klingler-Selinger (AT)
  4. Tricia Butts (US)
  5. Angélique Nederpel – de Stempelkeuken (NL)
  6. Katie Johnson (US)
  7. Birgit Heßdörfer
  8. Sue Allen- Australia
  9. Rebecca-Jo Unwin- Australia

Three For Fall

I made these cards for my Three For Fall class held back in September. Sometimes I forget to share the cards created in classes, but I wanted to make sure to share these cards.

All three of these cards were CASE’d in part or whole from the crafters I follow on Instagram and Pinterest. I like to show my customers that there are so many different ways to use the products Stampin’ Up! has to offer.

These three cards each showcase the Come To Gather Suite beautifully, but they also stand alone as stunning cards. Each card grew in it’s complexity as we made them, which is my favorite part of featuring a suite in class.

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World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day! Join me and other crafters around the world in card making to prepare for the first annual Card Sending Week led by Stampin’ Up!

I started making these cards when I saw them in our Stampin’ Success magazine sent to all demonstrators. I had all of the items they used and I thought these would be great cards to send to all of my crafty friends!

I made 10 cards in total and it took me several months to finish my project even though it probably only took a few hours! I’ll be sending them out next week!

Follow Your Art

Most of the time when I sit down in my craft room to create I’m preparing for a class or creating content for sharing. Very rarely do I just get to try out ideas, so when I first started this card I didn’t have a direction. I wanted to create a background with the strip of buttons, but I wasn’t sure if it was possible or if it would turn out the way I envisioned.

You can’t see it in the picture, but I ran the Bermuda Bay cardstock I used for all those strips of buttons through my big shot using the Subtle 3D folder. Then add an adhesive sheet to the back before cutting them out because you know I wasn’t going to try and glue all of them down! Once I had the buttons attached I set the card base with it’s intricate background off to the side of my working space and moved on to my many other tasks.

The beginning of this card floated around my workspace waiting for the right card for a little while. So when the Fab Friday Sketch 173 was revealed I decided it was the right time to use this card base! I changed the shape from a circle to an oval, but that’s the best part about a sketch you can change them to fit the images or elements you want to use!

Thank you for visiting me today! Check back soon for more crafty creations!

Toot, Toot!

I just recently started to focus on my online presence regarding my Stampin’ Up! business. When you check my posts you’ll see that I’ve added supply lists to them and tried to detail how I created the card or project I am sharing!

I really like sharing via Instagram because it’s a whole lot easier to post a picture with a quick blurb than it is to write out a whole blog post, but I’ve been diligent in making sure I put in the work! About 2 months ago I created this blog post and posted the card on my Instagram account.

If you recall I made the card for a Freshly Made Sketch challenge (I love sketch challenges) and I was trying to get to their blog so I could participate in another challenge! I hastily typed “Freshlymadesketch blog” in the address bar on my internet browser and you would not believe what came up!

THAT’S MY CARD! Omg, I can’t believe that my card was showing up in the images for that particular search! So I started to look into the stats of that particular post on my blog, and Instagram, and Pinterest! What, omg, someone Pinned my card!

This particular card has been viewed by almost 700 people and that’s just the ones I can count! I’m so excited to see my work shared all across the internet and to me this proves that all of the hard work I’ve been doing to build my online presence is working.

If you’ve made at all the way to the end here all I’m really trying to say is Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to everyone who is following along here on the blog, but also on Instagram, and Pinterest! I hope to continue to bring more crafty content to you and have more OMG moments when I see my creations out there!


This super clean and simple card was made for the FabFri169 challenge due last week! I love the Fab Friday challenges because I get two weeks to work on them or fit them into my crafting schedule! You can check out the challenge blog here.

Below is the sketch for inspiration this week. Sometimes I loosely follow sketches and others I follow them to a T. Can you tell which I chose for this card? Ha! I’ve always wanted to use the tree slice image from Rooted In Nature as the main focal image and this was the perfect sketch for that!

Wondering how I made the wood slice so vibrant? I embossed it with clear embossing powder over Early Espresso ink! It’s a great way to add embellishment and pizzazz to a most masculine card.

I used my Stamparatus to stamp the image in Early Espresso and then cleaned it with my simply shammy. Then I inked the image up with versamark, stamped it down in the same place, and used clear embossing powder before heat setting. Finally I cut it out with my Layering Circle dies. Voila!

The linen thread I used is from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I wish I could order additional color of linen thread! It’s a great touch without being overtly frilly!

A Little Lace: Wedding Season

I made this card using the TGIF Sketch Challenge #TGIFC224 last week, but I will use it for one of the upcoming weddings I have this year! It seems that I am at an age where everyone is getting married or having babies all at the same time. I’m so excited to be able to show how happy I am for them with a personal hand made card.

I love the delicate detail this lace die provides to the backgound. I spritzed the die cut with Frost Shimmer Paint mixed with Rubbing Alcohol. You can see the shimmer really well in the bottom left hand corner of the card in the picture, but if you were holding this card it would shimmer all over!

Thank you so much for visiting me today! It’s been a week since I’ve updated my blog with card details, but I usually share much sooner on my Instagram!