Wednesday, July 26, 2017


I have a variety of Wink of Stella shimmer pens so I decided to use them for coloring my project.
I love how this card turned out.  I stamped all the images from the Altenew Striped Florals with Onyx Versafine ink and used clear embossing powder.  I colored the images with different Wink of Stella brushes.  It is so bright and shimmery and pretty!    
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Canson XL

I really like using this Canson XL Watercolor paper.  It is 140# and you have the option of using the smooth side or the more textured side.  This card stock is a nice weight if you are watercoloring or ink blending.  It is also inexpensive.  I bought this tablet at Wal-Mart for around $6.00.  I also saw it at Michael's on sale for $8.00 but Wal-Mart's everyday price is $5.97.  Great deal!  I decided to cut the entire 30 sheets into two sizes - one size fits the front of an A2 card 4 ¼" x 5 ½" and the other size is 4" x 5 ¼" which leaves a nice ¼" border on the front of an A2 card.  Of course depending on what technique you decide to use you could cut it down further to fit your project.   I'm thinking the "scraps" could be useful for die cutting.  

Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Blooms

The new Amuse Studio Summer Blooms stamp set is so pretty embossed in white.  For this first card I created a random background with flowers and leaves from the set.  I used the pinking edge die from the Tag Bundle die set and then used Fun Foam to mount it to the card front.  The Happy Anniversary banner is from the new Banner Sentiments set.  

This card has a similar look only I kept the stamping to one side and along the bottom.  Clean and simple right?  I used a greeting from the Banner Sentiments set.  

All Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Sugar, Seattle
Ink:  Versamark, Onyx Versafine
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Tag Bundle Die Set, Be Brave Die Set, White Pearls, Fun Foam

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Summer Blooms Thank You!

I love how this floral card turned out - after I stamped and die cut all the flowers & leaves, it was fun to arrange them on the card.  The new Amuse Studio Summer Blooms set has lots of great floral and leaf images.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms
Card stock:  Sugar A2 Card base, Grass Stripe, Shell, Lemon Whip, Melon, Grass
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Blush, Seattle, Papaya, Melon
Other:  Circle Stitched Dies Two, Summer Blooms Die Set, White Signo Pen

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Another clean and simple card for you today!~

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments, Welcome to the Neighborhood
Card stock:  Blueberry A2 Cardbase, Sugar
Ink:  Lime, Blueberry

Friday, July 21, 2017

Amuse Studio Release Day

Have you checked out the August Collection from Amuse Studio?  There are some beautiful new florals and a fun ice cream set.  And don't forget to check out the FLASH SALE!  

Thursday, July 20, 2017


You can create your own background using the Amuse Studio Summer Blooms stamp set.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Lime A2 Card base, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Lime
Other:  Lime Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Banner Sentiments

I just love the new Amuse Studio Banner Sentiments.  There are so many great sentiments in the set for all kinds of occasions.  I was pleased to discover that it worked nicely with the Landscape die set!

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Banner Sentiments, Summer Blooms
Card stock:  Grass Stripe 4bar Card base, Lemon Whip, Grass, Melon
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Papaya, Melon, Seattle
Other:  Landscape Die Set, Summer Blooms Die set, Orange Twinkle Stickers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Cutest cake dome ever!  When I get new stamps I like to see how I can use them with sets that I already own.  This cute little flower from the New Summer Blooms stamp set looks so cute in the dome from the OMG Cake set.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments, OMG Cake
Card stock:  Melon Scallops A2 Card base, Melon, Sugar
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Melon
Other:  OMG Cake Die Set, Tag Bundle Die set, Autumn Leaves Sequins, Copic B0000, Clear Embossing powder
Monday, July 17, 2017

Thinking of You!

A clean & simple card for today's post.  I created this card for the Amuse Studio Release.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Stamps:  Summer Blooms, Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Sugar 4 bar card base, Onyx
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Summer Blooms Die Set, Gift Card Envelope Die Set, Clear Embossing Powder, Paper Tape, Copic YG01

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Crafty Friends!

Thanks Laura for the cute card, I love it!  This could be any of us crafters out there with our desks full of projects and tools and in this gals case lots of beverages too!  It takes a lot of "stuff" to make beautiful creations!  Unity Stamps Martha Girl

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Cosmo Bella

An oldie but goodie - Cosmo Bella!@  This card is for a niece that is turning 21.   I searched the internet for this stamp to link it for you but it looks like they have given the Bellas a bit of an update.  The new image is very similar.  Cosmo Bella now has real arms instead of stick arms, a new hairdo and more realistic facial features.  You've come a long way baby (bella)!  
Friday, July 14, 2017

Let's Go!

This was a fun scene to create using a Taylored Expressions die.  

Products Used:  

Card stock:  Amuse Studio Mermaid A2 Card base, Canson XL watercolor paper, red polka dot scrap, green for palm trees, brown for die cut
Ink:  Onyx Versafine,  Peacock Feathers Distress Ink, Versamark 
Other:  Taylored Expressions Pool Party Scene, MFT Cloud Stencil, Stampendous Golden Sand Embossing Powder

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer Blooms Thank You Card

Did you check out the Amuse Studio blog for inspiration using the July products?  I was pleased to have a Guest Design Spot for this release.  This was a throwback to a card we created at a Conference a few years ago.  The woodgrain makes a nice background for the flowers and leaves.  

Amuse Studio Products Used:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hello Kansas Wheat Field

This card was inspired by the wheat being harvested when we were traveling thru Kansas over the 4th of July.  Most of the harvest was already done, but we did see a few combines in the field on our road trip.  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Amuse Studio Autumn Wishes (hello)
Card stock:  Amuse Studio French Roast A2 Card base, Sugar, My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue 6x6 patterned paper