Good Vibes

I am playing along with CAS Colours and Sketches challenge with this card today.  I love doubling up on challenges to stretch myself with cards and this time around they are doing a sketch AND color combo

I thought the color combo was fun!  And I’m all about digging into the stash, even if something is retired, like these colors

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I used the Paisley’s and Posies stamp set and dies and usually I will stamp these cute images out in color.  But I felt like taking extra time to color because it’s so therapeutic!  So I dipped a blender pen into the ink pads to do the coloring and I like the way these images turned out colored in!

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The sentiment “Good Vibes” is from a Gina K stamp set

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And with that, the sketch and colors came together for this fun card 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!








MFT Color and Sketch

Hi stamping friends!  I’m playing along with both the color challenge as well as the sketch challenge with My Favorite Things for today’s card

I immediately knew I wanted to make my 3 images (represented by the candles) into flower vases.  So I grabbed one of my favorite MFT sets Beautiful Blooms with it’s coordinating dies, which has these 3 cute vases in them

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The heat embossed stems with sequins adds some fun interest to this clean card

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And that’s my card for today! Didn’t the 2 challenges come together nicely?!

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Head on over to my Instagram for a fun and quick video of this card coming together!

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

Hugs and health to all!


Double Trouble 53

Hello everyone!  I’m so excited to announce that I have been selected to be part of the Design Team for the fabulous and oh-so-fun “Double Trouble Challenge Blog”!  I have had so fun playing in the past and now I look forward to joining them in creating the fun!

Today kicks off Challenge #53 over there and we hope you’ll join along!

THING 1: Trouble Maker
says, “This is a One-Week Free-for-All Challenge so have a little fun creating with ‘Some Thing’, ‘Any Thing’ and ‘Every Thing’.”

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This is the easiest time to join along!  Just share what you are making!

Or you can add the second twist by Thing 3…

THING 3: Twisted Sister
says, “Trouble Maker is always accusing me of things I didn’t do. Now she has a bone to pick! What does she want, a background check? Well, I’ll show her. Let’s create a background using scraps, leftovers, bits, and pieces… i.e. patterned paper, Washi tape, etc”

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I pulled out some scraps from my very favorite paper pack ever!  It’s an old one by Stampin’ Up! I just love the colors

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And I had to add some of those scraps to the inside of the card too!

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And now we must remember Thing 2!  It’s always fun to join our card into another challenge blog!  It leads us to new ones that we might not have known about and it adds one more prompt for our inspiration

THING 2: Double Dare
says, “I dare you to multiply the fun by linking your project with any previous partner(s). You will qualify for extra chances in our Random Draw. Make sure you read their guidelines carefully and observe their dates. We don’t want you to get into trouble with them.”

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Be sure to head over to Double Trouble to see the list of all previous partners and choose one to play along with!  It always gives lots of inspiration to join along with the different challenges that are out there

I chose the challenge blog “Try Stampin on Tuesday” and used their current sketch 

And with those three prompts from the “Things” – my card came together

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The cute Hello die is from Altenew and the adorable scallop frame is from Pink and Main

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And that’s my card for today!

If you want to have some extra fun, this week they are doing something goofy.

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Join us at National Goof Off Day and National Chip and Dip Day! We thought this would be a good time to Goof Off since many of us are staying at home and looking for things to do. If you have children at home maybe they would like to join, too. 

Grab your favorite Chip Snacks or two… this can be potato chips, corn chips, tortilla chips, crackers, pretzels, etc. The dip is any type that goes with the chip of your choice. While you’re enjoying your Chips… Look for Chip Shapes that resemble something else, or make something unique out of your snacks. But don’t eat your findings until you take a photo or two and enter your Chip Shape HERE.

My kids had a blast with this and looked at every chip before eating it!  They found these 2.  They said the first one is a poop emoji lol!  And the second one is obviously a heart 🙂 Your kids will be looking at everything they eat differently!  Take a pic at what you find and be sure to enter

Thanks for stopping by to visit!  Be sure to visit Double Trouble and play along!


Floral card set with Ink Road

I am sharing LOTS of cards today!!  I love love love stamping with floral so playing along with The Flower Challenge is always fun to me!  And this one is “Anything Goes”

And the color challenge/mood board over at Butterfly Reflections is where I started for some inspiration!

It’s not a color scheme I would ever think of myself – and a lot of times, I find myself forgetting to ever use blue!  So I took this challenge.  I started with this beautiful stamp set by Ink Road Stamps that I bought at Butterfly Reflections.  It’s called Bella Flora and I think you’ll agree that it is positively gorgeous!

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Blue leaves?  Yep!  I’ve been working hard to think outside the box and these fun card challenges get me to do it!  It is actually something I’m finding rather fun – to color things in a way that isn’t necessarily “natural”.  And if it weren’t for this color challenge, I would probably have just done the standard leaf color of green

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But it turned out fun!  And of course I had to add glimmer pen

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While I was using these colors, I went ahead and made a little notecard with one of the other images in these colors

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These flowers are just so pretty!!  And I love the font of the sentiments

And because I was enjoying coloring so much, I kept going!  I love to make sets while I have the supplies already out.  And with the 30 day coloring challenge at the Daily Marker, it’s the best time to join in all the coloring therapy going on!  Here’s the rest of the cards

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Isn’t this one fun in the bright colors with the subtle stripe stencil?!  My son said this was his favorite of all of them

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All of my coloring is done using alcohol markers

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And finally, I loved this one extra much because of the soft colors.   I always love the soft color schemes!

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And a touch of glimmer finishes this one too!

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And with all that stamping, stenciling, and coloring – it’s a set!

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If you head to my Instagram, I’ll be posting a video of the first one (using the color challenge) coming together in under a minute!

Thanks for stopping by to visit today!  I hope you are all happy, healthy and stamping!!


Hello You!

Is this color combo scrumptious?!!

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It was actually the Stamp Nation color challenge last weekend and I have been wanting to play with it since I saw it!

Well I received my goodies from Catherine Pooler and this cute lemonade stamp set was a freebie in it!  I couldn’t wait to put this color combo and stamp set together

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I haven’t done watercoloring for the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge yet – so I did that with this one!  I did it with CP ink and a water brushsns color 2

Of course I had to had some glimmer pen to the cute glass of lemonade!

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The sentiment is from 2 other CP stamp sets and I love the ombre “you”

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And that adorable Circle Stripe die cute behind the lemonade is from the the new CP release!

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I love how bright and happy these colors are together!  It makes me crave Summer and we just barely hit Spring!

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Thanks for stopping by to see it!


Retro Clean and simple

Hello again!  I hope everyone is doing great amid all the uncertainty out there.  It’s certainly a great time to keep our creativity flowing so that we feel the sense of normalcy and calm that it gives.  Most of all, that we are comforting the children who may feel nervous as well as being good examples to them.

We had an earthquake here in Utah this morning.  It certainly added to the weird feelings we are already working past!!

So the sentiment I chose for my card today is for me, my family, and everyone out there 🙂  Be Courageous!!

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The layout is inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog current sketch

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The stamps are by a few different sets I mixed together – all from Concord and 9th.  They are all a few years old and I still love them!

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I did the coloring with Zig clean color markers and a little water.  And that bit of sparkle you see is the Spectrum Noir glimmer pen.  I love that thing!  The colors were inspired by the Less Is More current challenge.  I just had to make another card with these colors!

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And that is my simple share for today.

Stay safe, happy, and healthy!  And again, be courageous!  God is aware of everything going on and loves us 🙂

Big hugs


Double Trouble Clean and Simple!

Today’s card is very clean and simple!  It pulls together several little challenges in it and it’s probably not a card I would have normally made!  But there is a super fun challenge blog that you’ve got to try out. I have fun every time I play along!  It’s “Double Trouble”.  There’s 3 different little options to take and sometimes it is especially fun to try them all!  I used the Case This Sketch layout #363 challenge for my starting idea and went from there with the Double Trouble prompts

And then Double Trouble Thing One says “Include at least one Spring item on your project made with punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting”

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This cute little spring flower comes from an old Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp and die set called “Garden Flowers”.  I haven’t used it in forever!!  But the reason I pulled it out for this challenge is because of what the Double Trouble Thing 3 says! “…include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs”

I realized, as I looked through my collection, that I have very minimal bee stamps!  But it’s good because it meant that this one got some love 😉

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So with those challenges put together, I ended with this sweet and simple card.  The coloring is done with alcohol markers, even the strip on the right side.  I did an ombre effect with the same colors I did the leaves with.  And the “Hello Fabulous” sentiment comes from a Catherine Pooler set

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That is my card for today!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another clean and simple card.