Friday, September 22, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie! Flip, Rotate, Shake and Sparkle!!

It is another FUN Friday!
Are you ready to Flip, Rotate, Shake and Sparkle??

Have you noticed that the image that Sami uses as her logo is her image called, Spring Branch?

Did you know that using digital images can allow you more creativity than a rubber stamp??

For this card I copy/pasted two images* into my editing program. (I actually used Word).
Then i flipped on horizontally.
Then i rotated both of the images to get an "arch" look.
(*I made the image into a PNG so that i could layer it on top of my digital paper) 

Next i hole punched inside of the center of the "arch". Then i hand cut the inside out.

Now for a bit of "shaking"
I just added sparkly tulle to the back of the image.
Got out my oval dies and made a "frame" for my shaker base.
I find using thick watercolor paper and gluing the layers together works well for my shaker base. 

Let's sparkle and add some sequins and glitter sequins!
Don't forget we have an awesome challenge going on using sequins!!
Click here to enter your cards!

 (shows the sequins well but dulls the coloring when taking the photo from the top)

Sami Stamps - Spring Branch available here

Video showing the shaker.


You can find our current challenge here!
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Click here!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Under the Sea

Hello everyone!  Rae Ann here with a Fun Friday inspiration that will take you under the sea!  The new release this month was Salty Seahorses and I have one of the sweet stamps from the new release for you today.

I colored this sweet image using Copic markers then cut it out using my Silhouette Cameo.  The background paper is from a digital collection called Ocean Melody which is available on Snap Click Supply. 

You still have time to join our challenge to use pearls or sequins on your project.  Don't forget that you have to use a Sami Stamps image to play along and win.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sami Stamps Guest Designer, Natalie Godfrey winner from challenge #51 is sharing Pumpkin Princess!!

Joining us today as a guest designer we have our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #51

Natalie is using Sami Stamps image, Pumpkin Princess.
She has designed a 3D tunnel card!

side view

You can find Pumpkin Princess by clicking here.
Here are some questions we asked Natalie!

What medium do you like to use? (Markers, Pencils etc.)
I love working with Copic markers but I am currently trying my hand with color pencils.  
 They are definitely different from markers

Where do you craft/make your cards/projects?
Currently I am crafting at my kitchen table, 
but I do have plans on changing my guest bedroom into my craft room.   
This has been my plans for the past 1 1/2!!

Who do you create/design cards for?
I do it for myself because I find it to be relaxing.   
But I do give them to family and friends.

Do you use metal dies or svgs?
I use metal dies but I do have a Scan N Cut and I love it.   
I have been watching a lot of videos and still trying to master it.

What do you enjoy most about cardmaking?
The thing I enjoy most is the expression on the person's face when they open my card.   
One of my younger brother's will not except a store bought card from me anymore!

Where do you buy most of your cardmaking supplies?
The majority of my supplies I buy from 

You can visit Natalie at her blog by clicking here.

What is your favorite Sami Stamps image?
Love all the winter stamps! 
But I will pick one it is "Hot Cocoa Friends"

Thank you Natalie for visiting us!

You can find our current challenge here!

Enter your cards for a chance to become our next Sami Stamps Guest Designer!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

New Release: "Salty Seahorses" and Sami Stamps Challenge #53

I love how the Sami Stamps DT colored the seahorses in so many different ways! Give it a try, how would you color a seahorse?
Sami Stamps Image "Flower Seahorse"

Sami Stamps Image "Shell Seahorse"

 Sami Stamps Image "Starfish Seahorse"

Sami Stamps Image "Flower Seahorse"

And Announcing

Sami Stamps Challenge #52 Winner!

Here is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #52!

Tammy used Sami Stamps Image "Holding Flowers In My hat." For this challenge you were challenged to use bright colors. The bright blue and yellow Tammy used turned out so fun! The blue patterned paper and lace also compliment each other in a playful yet lovely way.

Tammy A, please e-mail me at for more information on your prize!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!!

Hello and happy Friday!!
I have a quick and simple card for you today, but I first want to remind you of our current challenge to use Bright Colors!  You only have a few days left so just remember to use a Sami Stamps image and join in!
I kept this card pretty simple.  To achieve that super bright and fun background, I used a couple of post it notes to mask off one line at a time and blended out 3 colors from the post it note out to a really soft color.  This gives a great sunburst illusion with lots of highlights.

I kept the coloring on the Poppies in my Mane image pretty simple with some light shading on the unicorn herself and some bright purple hair.  I covered the flowers and her horn in some super sparkle as well as splattering the background with some more sparkle...because it's a unicorn have to have sparkle on it!!

The whole card is finished off with a simple white embossed sentiment and some glitter dots.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! <3

Friday, August 18, 2017

Fun Friday with Bonnie and a chance to be Sami Stamp's NEXT Guest Designer!

Last week Sami introduced you to her NEW release called, "Flower Unicorns"
You can see all 3 Unicorns in this collection by clicking here
or you can visit Sami Stamps Etsy store by clicking here!

This week I would love to share "Flowers in My Mane"!

You can purchase her at the Etsy store by clicking here.

Would you like to be a Guest Designer for Sami Stamps?

Click here to enter your card for a chance to be our NEXT GDT! 
Remember our theme challenge is to use "bright" colors!

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Have a Magical Weekend!!

Friday, August 11, 2017

New Release "Flower Unicorns" and Sami Stamps Challenge #52

Please enjoy some beautiful inspiration done by our  Design Team!
Sami Stamps Image "Rose Unicorn"
Sami Stamps Image "Rose Unicorn"
Sami Stamps Image "Flowers in My Mane"
Sami Stamps Image "Rose Unicorn
Sami Stamps Image "Rose Unicorn"

And Announcing

Sami Stamps Challenge #51 Winner

to our Sami Stamps Challenge #51 
Natalie used Sami Stamps image "Snowflake Dancing" to create her card. What a fun and simple card perfect for the Holidays!

Natalie please contact me at for more information about your prize!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Fun Friday (shh...Saturday! Oops!) with Deanne

Guess what!!! Another giraffe card!!
It's Happy Flower Giraffe!

Be Like a Giraffe...And Keep Your Head Above It All!

It's a very CAS card indeed!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Fun Friday with Emily!!

Hello hello and welcome back to another Fun Friday!

Today's card is..well...FUN!
I have been indulging myself in every type of interactive card style I can think of lately.  They are just too much fun and so much more entertaining than just a flat card.

But I honestly have been scared of the magic slider style...the way I always saw this growing up was that the part you pull out of the card front actually has both the acetate and the colored image attached to it.  So it always made me so nervous to think about how to keep those images lined up properly so they didn't look silly when they were pulled out of the card.  And then all the wonderful examples started showing up where the images weren't on the slider, but right on the card!  How easy!  So I gave it a shot! :)
Isn't this wonderful!  So I totally meant to have the slider go out the side...but I got caught up in just making the card that it completely slipped my mind.  But it's okay because it still looks fabulous being a top slider!

I've used the With You image that is just so precious and created a dark watery background for this couple using some Distress Oxide colors.  I am in love with how Faded Jeans and Cracked Pistachio's just the perfect combo!

I made sure to do both the background card base and the slider insert in the same colors so that it is all seamless when the card isn't slid open.  But on the card base background, I stamped and white heat embossed a few heart clusters to mimic falling rain around the couple.  Yellow seemed like a nice fitting color for the umbrella, and I kept the rest of the colors in the couple pretty simple to coordinate with the colors I used on the background.

A simple sentiment banner finished off the whole card perfectly!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous weekend! <3

Friday, July 21, 2017

Fun Friday with Deanne

Happy Friday!!!
Are you enjoying Christmas is July!!!
I am! I'm creating some cards and projects for the Holiday season!!
Here's one using Rockin' My Christmas Sweater.

May Your Holidays Be Filled With Sweet Memories

I paper-pieced her sweater and boots, layered up some Festive paper and added a sentiment and a little clay candy! Yummy!

Thanks for taking a peek at my card!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Buzzing by on Fun Friday with Bonnie and Daisy Bumble

What's all the Buzz about?
Sami Stamps introduced two new images last week called, Little Bumbles!

I am creating with "Daisy Bumble"!
You can find her here in the blog shop
You can buzz on over to Sami Stamps Etsy Store and see her here!

She is too, too cute!

Of course, i used a couple of dies from my stash and one thing i like to do is tone down the paper behind the image, so i used some vellum, embossed it and added a bit of sparkle paint!

Sami Stamps Current challenge is "Anything Goes" with a Sami Stamps image!
Click here to go to the Sami Stamps July challenge!

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Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 7, 2017

New Release: "Little Bumbles" and Sami Stamps Challenge #51

Happy July! We are right dab in the middle of summer and I am loving it! 

Joining us today as a guest designer is our winner from Sami Stamps Challenge #49
Teresa from Paper Whims!
 Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble" was used to create this card.

 And please enjoy some more cute inspiration by the Design Team!

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"
Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

Sami Stamps Image "Daisy Bumble"

Sami Stamps Image "Whiskers and Stingers"

And Announcing

Sami Stamps Challenge #50 Winner!

you are the winner of Sami Stamps Challenge #50!

Janice put together a simply adorable card using Sami Stamps image "Frog Glasses 2." So simple and so clean, this is my kind of card! Not to mention her coloring of the image looks great! 

Thank you for playing with us Janice, please e-mail me at to claim your gift certificate!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fun in the Sun Friday with Rae Ann

Hello!  Rae Ann here and I have some inspiration for this Fun Friday that involves a little fun in the sun.  I chose to use A Friend From the Sea for my project.  We live in the south near the water, so sea creatures are always around for us to look at.

I thought this sweet girl and her new friend were so adorable.  I colored them using Copic markers and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut them out.  I used some torn paper to create sand and the background is a paper from Bo Bunny that I got digitally from Snap Click Supply.  I absolutely love that site and One Buck Wednesday is my favorite day of the week!  I cut the sun from the panel and layered it because I had to adjust the panel to fit the card.

The theme of the challenge this month is to add something glossy or shiny.  Since I didn't think the sun was shiny enough, I added a metal crab charm for a bit of shine.  There isn't much time left, so if you have something shiny to add to a Sami Stamps project, grab it now and link it up!

Until next time, happy crafting!