Monday, June 30, 2014

Brighten your days!

This past week has left me running so I hope that this week slows down.  Between both of my kids, they had 21 baseball/softball games in 9 days last week!  This week it's time for a slower pace, laundry, housework, and some stamping!

I pulled out the fabulous Brighter Days stamp set from Verve to do a little watercoloring with tonight.  These open floral images are perfect to clear heat emboss and use the resist technique with!!!!  I used my Distress Inks and a waterbrush for this.....and seriously nothing fancy.  Quick and easy!!!  (and I had to add my favorite sparkling clear 4mm/6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh too!)


Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{Brighton your days}
Stamps:  Brighter Days (Verve)
Paper:  White, Soft Stone (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade (Distress Inks), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Sequins: 4mm/6mm Sparkling Clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Clear Embossing Powder

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You are my sunshine

Just wanted to share this card I made for my daughter to pop in her lunchbox for Summer Camp.  It's a mini......sorry I didn't measure as it was made using all scraps!  But I know she will smile when she sees's between her and I.  :)

I've used the You are My Sunshine set from Simon Says Stamp.  It is a perfect little set and matching dies.  I stamped the sunshine image using Sunshine Ink and layered it over some silver thread.  My pinked layer was done using vellum and Surf Blue Cardstock.


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thinking of............

Thinking of......ordering the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit?  Well, I have another card to share using everything from the kit (with the addition of the Life Bubble Vertical 1 die).  


Here are the supplies from the kit for this card:

Washi Tape
Happy Thoughts Stamp Set
Pink Paislee Pen Pal paper
Lipstick Red Inkpad from Simon Says Stamp
Red Cardstock

I wanted that amazing sentiment to be center stage so I stamped and heat embossed with black embossing powder onto the polka dot pattern paper in the kit.  


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Here we go........CEC #1!

The day has finally come for our very first Cutting Edge Challenge – to say that I am EXCITED is an understatement!!!  I can’t wait for you all to play along, so let’s get to it, shall we?!

Okay, here’s the gig!  We were to be inspired by this AH-MAZING project created by Jackie Rockwell in some way, and include die-cutting (any and all forms accepted) in our design!  There’s so much about this project to be inspired by, right?!  Here’s what I created:


My inspiration:  You Rock sentiment and color scheme

I have to say that when I saw Jackie's inspiration card for the first challenge, I knew exactly which die in my "stash" I would use.  I decided to use this LARGE Die-Versions--"You Rock".  When I purchased this die (and a few others some time ago), I was so excited but when it arrived I was disappointed because it was HUGE.  I guess I should read the dimensions next time!  

I decided to stamp a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper with Seeing Stars stamps from Simon Says Stamp with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  Next, I randomly spritzed my star panel with water and allowed it to bleed and run a bit.  I allowed it to dry but I sped it up by using my heat tool.  After diecutting my sentiment, I layered my negative and the sentiment over the top of my base card offsetting the sentiment just to the right.  A few 4mm Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins were added for some bling!

We’d love to have you play along with us! If you click on through to The Cutting Edge Challenge Blog, you’ll find lots of information, including:
  • The two winners of the $25 Avery Elle gift certificates are being announced;
  • Our first Guest Designer, Kay Miller, is sharing her amazing take on the challenge;
  • The first half of the The Cutting Edge Design Team is sharing their samples for the challenge, and they are pretty spectacular;
  • The rules and regulations of the Challenge are listed; and
  • The InLinkz link-up tool for you to link up YOUR project!

So, what are you waiting for?!  You can find everything you need to play along HERE.  We can’t wait to see what you create!!

{You Rock}
Stamps:  Seeing Stars (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  White (PTI), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Spiced Marmalade (Distress Ink)
Die:  You Rock (Die-Versions)
Sequins:  4mm sparkling clear (Pretty Pink Posh)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Day 3

Hi everyone and welcome to the Clearly Whimsy Stamps June Release BLOG HOP!

All 6 new clear stamp sets AND 6 coordinating die/die sets are now available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and the DT and GDT are celebrating their release with a GRAND BLOG HOP!

I've used Happy Everything again for a birthday card.  I've stamped and masked the balloon images in fun colors and added some coordinating Pretty Pink Posh sequins.

Amy Happy Everything

The hop starts today (Saturday June 29th at 8.00AM EDT) and ends on Sunday June 30th at midnight EDT.

If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy Stamps blog.

Here is a complete blog hop list in hopping order:

Jen (GDT)
Becky (GDT)

One lucky hopper will win 2 stamp sets and 1 die set from the Time For Tea line.  To enter the draw, simply leave a comment at EVERY stop along the hop!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

{Happy birthday}
Stamps:  Happy Everything (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  diy boutique (Simple Stories)
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh
Misc:  Foam Adhesive

Friday, June 27, 2014


Hi everyone!  I'm posting this on the fly today as we leave for State Baseball and league Softball.  We have had 15 games so far since Saturday.  With at least 4 more to go this weekend!!!  Let's go Bulldogs and Xtreme!  I so love watching you all play! 

I inked up this adorable little car image from Here We Go and created a baby card for my stash.  I used So Stripey for the "road" and the Congrats was stamped using Lighthearted Letters.


I wanted to share a little "SALE" with you that is through today only!  Reverse Confetti 10% off!!!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Day 2

Hi everyone and welcome to DAY 2 of the ...

This week we are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/die sets, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and all good Whimsy Stamps retailers from TOMORROW.

 Yesterday we introduced HAPPY EVERYTHING and DISTRESSED BACKGROUND AND INK SPLATS, and today we are excited to introduce you to SMARTY PANTS and SCHOOL SPIRIT stamp sets and dies! Hop on over to the Whimsy blog to take a peek at the new products.

For my card, I used Smarty Pants for a quick and easy note card.  I did a little paper piecing with my paper airplane with some Soft Stone cardsotck.....

Amy Smarty Pants

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on to day’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design tea m posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:

  Becky (GDT)
  Jen (GDT),

Hope to see you again tomorrow for our RELEASE DAY HOP and the final reveal of our last set of products!

{Just a note}
Stamps:  Smarty Pants (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Kraft, White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Versafine Black Onyx
Misc:  Foam Adhesive


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Clearly Whimsy Stamps: Day 1

Hi everyone and welcome to the first sneak peek day of the ...

Over the next 3 days we will reveal the new June 2014 Clearly Whimsy Stamps products. We are releasing 6 new clear stamp sets and 6 coordinating die/die sets this week, and they will be available to buy from the Whimsy Stamps store and selected Whimsy Stamps retailers on Saturday. This month we are thrilled to welcome Jen Carter and Becky Carafa as our Guest Designers. Jen and Becky will be joining us for our 3 day release event and sharing their wonderful creations featuring our June release. Welcome girls!

 Today we are revealing the HAPPY EVERYTHING 4x6 stamp set together with its coordinating die sets, PLUS the DISTRESSED BACKGROUNDS AND INK SPLATS 4x6 stamp set. Hop on over to the Whimsy blog for more details.

For my card, I used the Distressed Backgrounds with Happy Everything sets.  I started by stamping my ink splats randomly on my cardstock.  Positioning the HAPPY die where I wanted it, I ran that through my BigShot.  After diecutting 4 extra "happy" diecuts in yellow cardstock, I layered them all together and inset my new cardstock word stack back into the negative space.  Love the dimension it gives!

Amy Distressed Backgrounds

Here is a closeup of the Happy diecut and the additional embellishments I added!

Amy Distressed Backgrounds2

PRIZE ALERT ... We have hidden a fabulous prize of a $15 GIFT CERTIFICATE at one of the stops on to day’s hop! We will draw the lucky winner from the comments left on today’s design tea m posts (listed below), so be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment to be entered into the draw:

Becky (GDT) 
Jen (GDT)

Hope to see you again tomorrow for Day 2 of our release sneak peeks!

{Happy everything}
Stamps:  Happy Everything, Distressed Backgrounds (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  Lemon Tart, White (PTI)
Ink:  Fuchsia, Pink Lemonade, Chamomile, Island (Fresh Ink), Fern (AMuse)
Dies:  Happy Die (Whimsy Stamps)
Misc: Twine (Timeless Twine), Enamel Dots (MME), Corner Chomper

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It's Summertime!

Hi everyone!  Summer is in full swing here with so many ball games I can hardly keep track right now!  It will slow down......sometime!  Love love this time of year!  Weather hasn't been that bad either!

I have a quick summery card to share using the Flip Flop Dies from Lil' Inker Designs.  I also used the Flip Flop Sentiments stamps for the background and the sentiment.  What's not to love about this cute card?  For me, it's the flip flops.....I don't do flip flops!!!  :)

Flip Flops

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{Everything is......}
Stamps:  Flip Flop Sentiments (Lil'' Inker Designs)
paper:  White (PTI), Island Indigo (SU)
Ink:  Island Indigo (SU)
Dies:  Flip Flp Dies, Stitched Mats: Squares (Lil' Inker Designs)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Cutting Edge Challenge.......

Hi everyone!  There was a little challenge going on over on The Cutting Edge Challenge this week and we have not one but TWO guest designers to announce!

Kay Miller and Gayatri Murali

Congrats ladies......The Cutting Edge team can't wait to see what you do!  

But before you go......there is a little comment contest going on over on The Cutting Edge Challenge blog......check it out HERE for more information!

The Cutting Edge Challenge


Here's a quick card using Whimsy Stamps and a fabulous sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch this week.
(and a bonus is that it is a joint challenge with the Fusion challenge!)

I definitely did NOT follow the inspiration photo at all except for the GOLD.  :)  I opted for this great sketch to use the Happy Hello stamps.  Adding in some gold thread and gold sequins (from Pretty Pink Posh), finished up my card pretty easy I must say!

Amy 22-June-14

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

Stamps:  Happy Hello (Whimsy Stamps)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  All Things Chalk (MME)
Ink:  Gold Delicata
Dies:  Wrapped Mailing Label (SSS)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive, Gold Thread
Sequins:  4mm Gold (Pretty Pink Posh)

Friday, June 20, 2014

SSS--July Card Kit

Hello!  I am so excited to share the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit.  I fell in LOVE as soon as I opened my box.  The paper collection is one of my current favorites.  The embellishments are so fun.  The stamp set is out of this world amazing (gotta love those sentiments).  This is a kit to buy!!!


I have 2 of many cards to share that I've made using JUST supplies (minus ink and adhesive) from this kit.  My first card is a square size measuring 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".  After diecutting a circle from the pattern paper, this panel was trimmed down and added to my card base with foam adhesive.  The circle left a perfect spot for this adorable puffy typewriter sticker (I also added the heart sticker over the top).  No sentiment is needed here because of the pattern paper!


My next card uses the stamp set Sending Happy Thoughts.  Oh my, this stamp set is amazing!!!  So many fun little elements were included in it!  I've stamped the images using Simon Says Stamp Soft Navy, and Hero Arts Shadow Ink Bubble Gum, and some Distress Ink Stormy Sky and layered this panel on another pattern paper that's in the kit.  The little envelopes were sponged with the inks and adhered with foam adhesive.

Sending you

Make sure to check out Simon Says Stamp for more of this awesome kit!
Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me!

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