A “Ton” of Valentine’s love!

Happy Valentines Day!  I decided to be a little extra fancy with my stamping for this one.  I’m participating in the February challenge over at “The Ton”

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I actually used one of their Christmas stamp sets to accomplish my idea. The flourishes in their Holiday Flourishes set is versatile all year round! I filled up this heart with them.

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The cute dots that coordinate so well are in the set too.  I embossed those in Wow platinum embossing powder, which I also did with the “love” die cut several times and layered up.

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Some Wink of Stella colored hearts that are also topped with glossy accents, some ribbon and this extra fancy Valentine’s card is complete!

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I hope it’s been a day full of lots of love for you!


MFT Color Challenge

Right now My Favorite Things has a color challenge going on.  I decided this would be one of the challenges I play with this week because it’s got blue in it and I always find that I have a hard time incorporating blue into my cards.  Here was an opportunity to really challenge myself!  Here’s the colors included in the challenge

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And here’s my take!

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I love the color blue and it was really fun adding it in to my stamping with this card!  I’ll have to be brave and add it in more to my designs.

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Have a happy Saturday!

The next post will be a card I made for the current challenge over at “The Ton”.  See you then!



Chocolate Strawberries!

I have been craving my stamp desk!  We took our kids to Disneyland for a week.  Not gonna lie… I was designing cards in my head while waiting in long lines ha ha!  So it felt so good to sit down and make a card.

I just recently got my first order of Your Next Stamp products!  I’m in love!  The images are so cute.  The first one I chose to create with are the adorable chocolate strawberries in their “I love chocolate” set.  I also used some fun “your next die” cuts to create my card.  I used the current sketch challenge as my inspiration boost.

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And here’s my card

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I seriously can’t say enough about how much I LOVED this cute die set that is behind the strawberries – with the perfect little banner that fits right over the top!!!  I will definitely be using it lots!

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I used sequins to add the little elements indicated by circles on the sketch.  It’s always fun to play with a sketch a see how I can creatively incorporate each detail.

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Maybe I was drawn to use this stamp because my sister has a custom bakery and right now she is gearing up big time for her big load of orders she gets for Valentines chocolate strawberries!!!  Hers are the best cuz she uses real milk chocolate with no fillers so they are creamy deliciousness in your mouth with every bite!  Here, I’ll share some pics of her work so you can drool at the thought with me…

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Yummy pictures huh!!

Anyway – I had so fun stamping today.



Altenew Inspiration Challenge

Hi again! I’m back on my blog today to play along with the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for January.

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Isn’t that card gorgeous?!  Altenew has such beautiful floral images and I think my favorite images to stamp with must be floral because I reach for them the most.  To play along, I used the Altenew set “Painted Flowers” and it’s coordinating dies.

Here’s my take on the challenge

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I also used the “Banner Sentiments” set from a muse studio to wrap across the floral

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In many of the Altenew floral sets, there are layers that build the flower up to look so pretty by just using coordinating colors of ink pads.  Good for people like me who would love to watercolor images but don’t know that I really know what I’m doing when I attempt it ha ha!

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Have a wonderful day!


Lawn Fawnatics

Well I’ve never played along in the Lawn Fawnatics challenge.  But I loved all the cards I was seeing on the blog for it and decided I better give it a go!  The theme is “Fun with Food”


My very favorite Lawn Fawn set of all time is Milk and Cookies.  All of the images Lawn Fawn comes out with are adorable!  But I think Milk and Cookies is my favorite because it was the first Lawn Fawn set I ever bought and I was so excited to have one of their products in my hands.  So here is my “Fun with Food” card!

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I gave it a little bit of a Valentine feel because love is definitely in the air with that day coming up!

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I also used the Milk and Cookies coordinating dies as well as the Valentine borders Lawn Cuts.


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Such a fun card to make!

Happy Stamping


MFT Sketch 366

I’m so happy it’s a New Year!!  I had a plan to make a card every single day the first week in January.  Yeah – that did NOT happen!!  But the 2nd week is usually when I recalibrate to make my goals happen better and I have definitely got some stamping in!  Some of my favorite stamps are from My Favorite Things.  Several of the sets I have bought have sat unused.  So when I saw their challenge this week, I knew it was time to sit down with some of these sets and put them to use!  I had so fun that I had to make two different cards with this sketch.

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The first set I used with the sketch is the Sweet Succulents and the coordinating dies.

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Those succulents!!!  They are so cute!!

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Of course it’s hard to see the wink of stella in the pictures.  But the middle succulent is all sparkly with it

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And like I said at the beginning of my post – I had so fun that I pulled out another set and made another card using the same challenge!  I didn’t want to be done stamping last night haha!  For this one I used the Beautiful Blooms stamps and dies

Simple and sweet.  I just LOVE LOVE LOVE challenges!!  They get my creative juices flowing and make me think outside my own box.   Tomorrow I have one for the LawnFawnatics challenge, which I have never taken part of so I’m excited!

Hope you are having a happy day and getting some stamping in yourself!

🙂 Kellianne


Zentangle on a Wall

This has got to be one of the most fun things I’ve ever done creatively.  My sister is opening a custom order catering shop and it’s going to be awesome!!  She knows how I love to make zentangles or zendoodles on paper and trusted me enough to do one on one of the walls in her soon-to-be shop.  I was so excited!!  Here is the progress up to the final piece of work

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It took about 3 1/2 hours and I loved every minute of it!  I don’t love how the light caught the paint in the last picture.  The previous pictures shows the pretty reddish orange behind the design much better.  But this last picture shows the most of the final piece.  Now I just want to keep zentangling on walls!!


I have a bunch of cards to make for friends and family so Christmas cards will be the next several posts!  I hope to take part in some fun challenges going on with them.

Have a happy Saturday!