A Merry Christmas Is In The Air

Hi Everyone,

My Favorite Things has sooo many adorable stamp and die set out right now. And, Lisa Tilson of My Card Trip blog, our guest today, plucked Merry Moments out of the bunch as one of the cutest! Then, as Lisa does, she then made it uber cute!!


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Vintage Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today’s post features a beautiful vintage-y feeling stamp and die set from Concord & 9th, Christmas Florals. It is elegantly composed and lends itself to coloring in many different ways. I chose to use the new Papertrey Ink’s ink cubes for my watercolors. There are so many awesome colors and many have that vintage-y feel, making it a perfect fit.


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Sweet Little Christmas Tree Card Design

Hi Everyone,

Today we are featuring a sweet little artsy Christmas tree and sentiment from Alexandra Renke. We are in love with all the Alexandra Renke products and this stamp set, Favorite Season, is no exception.

Another thing that is new, is the full set of Papertrey Ink Cubes. They have sooooo many exciting and beautiful colors. With this card design, you will see a few in action!


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Artsy Falling Leaves

Hi again,

As promised, I am back with another card design using a few more of those fantastic leaves created with the Lovely Leaves stamp and die set of Ink To Paper. If you had a chance to see yesterday’s post, you know that I stamped and cut a bunch of these lovely leaves… so, here is another way to use more of them.


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Add Pizzaz To Your Clean and Simple Card Design

Hi Crafty Friends,

I am back with a few techniques to add to your bag of tricks that add pizzaz to your card designs. To start, I am using one of my very favorite stamp sets, Bloominous by The Stamp Market. This stamp set is so versatile and creates clean, simple and modern looks to your designs.

Check out the video for all the ins and outs.

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A Watercolored Rose with Thinking of You Note

Hi Crafty Friends,

I love roses and I think this “Painted Rose” by Concord & 9th is one of the prettiest ones available. It is very versatile too. You can keep it a single rose or you can accompany it with other flowers for a bouquet.

For this card design, I decided to add a second flower called Hydrangea from Penny Black and the “Just A Note” die, also from Penny Black was used for the sentiment.

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Beautiful Bloominous Wreath by Joan Bardee

Hi Crafty Friends,

It is another red-letter day – we get to share another beauty from Joan Bardee and her Dear Paperlicious blog. As you know, Joan makes the most creative card designs and as an extra bonus, we are treated to one of Joan’s fun anecdotes – YAY!


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Birthday Chicks in a Trio of Color

Hi there,

I am popping in with a quick and cheerful card design. It was created in varying shades of magenta, orange and yellow to entice you to put on your creative hat and join us in the Color Trio challenge that Heather Telford and The Foiled Fox have going on right now. You have until the 30th of May – so hurry and get started. The details are at the bottom of this blog. Hope to see you there!

In the meantime, here is another three color design to help get your creative juices flowing.

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A Bloominous Beauty by Joan Bardee

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are over the moon to welcome a new guest blogger, Joan Bardee of the Dear Paperlicious blog (we love her blog name, don’t you?). Joan is oozing with talent and as an added benefit you get to be entertained by her clever writing.

Take a look at this gorgeous card design. It features The Stamp Market Bloominous stamp set. The colors and intensity Joan uses in this design is AWESOME! Then, once you have soaked in all this creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog.

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You Are The Best Mom

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers everywhere!

I am just sneaking in here with a quick card design for Mom. The great thing about it is that you can use this design for any occasion. For instance, it would be perfect for a Grad or Dad. The Skinny Upper Alpha dies by The Stamp Market make it so easy.

Real quick, I want to remind you about our challenge going on. It is the Color Trio challenge. Check out all the details below and hurry and enter. It is easy to do, just choose three colors (white and black can be used too to help out) and let your imagination go wild. Click the blue button to enter.

Now, on to the card!

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