It’s Wild!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! 🙂

Today, I have a series of cards I made for my Stampin’ Up! team (the RemARKables; the ladies I blog hop with every month). Our leader, Janet Wakeland, asked for sample makers to make projects using an animal stamp set for our “Furry Friends”-themed monthly training. I volunteered to use the “It’s Wild” background stamp because I’d never played with it before! I had to wait until they were shared with the group before I could share them here 🙂

As you know, I like to mix things up a bit and try to find untraditional ways to use stamps and punches 🙂 So, here is my lineup of It’s Wild cards:

1. Traditional: I used the It’s Wild to create zebra stripes for the background of a bouquet of balloons using the Balloon Celebration bundle with the matching punch! I used some of the Go Wild DSP, the Brights Backgrounds DSP, and a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock (with a Wink of Stella!) for my balloons.


2. Wild for Baby: I used the background stamp to create a jungle for the monkeys to play in! The monkeys are from the Zoo Babies stamp set.


3. Eye of the Tiger: This card was made using the Circle Card Thinlits! I had a lot of fun making this card. I thought it was perfect for someone who was working on a goal or who had just achieved a goal! They had the eye of the tiger 🙂

8_itswild_eyetigerinsideIMG_20160217_183647428Just a few quick notes on this one:
–use a mask when stamping the sides
–stamp the It’s Wild on the #6 circle framelits (counting in)
— for the eye: 3/4″ Delightful Dijon (carefully sponged a Tip Top Taupe circle in middle), a black circle from the Owl Builder punch, black large petal from Festive Flower Builder, and I used a Basic Rhinestone in the center to catch the “gleam” 🙂

4. Shimmery Pool Party: I really started to branch out with the next few cards. This card stamped tone-on-tone Pool Party and stamped the starfish using the Picture Perfect stamp set. I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to make the ripples in the water all nice and sparkly!


5. Camouflage: This next care uses the background stamp to create camouflage! Believe it or not, I got this one take 🙂 I first stamped with Crumb Cake, then inked up with Soft Suede and just made sure I didn’t lay my stamp down in the same place. I used Mossy Meadow and the For Your Country stamp set to create the bottom piece.5_itswild_camoflauge

6. Wild About You: This card turned out as my favorite! 🙂 I turned the background stamp on its side and voila! It becomes seaweed or coral, depending on what color 🙂 The little fishies I made using the Friends & Flowers stamp set. These cuties met and their kiss created little heart bubbles (Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper)! 🙂


I hope you enjoyed these and maybe got some inspiration! 🙂

Have a great week!

P.S. Notice I have a new lightbox!! 🙂

Botanical Blooms Blues

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! 🙂 I just wanted to drop in and share the card I made for my team’s monthly “Project Sheet” group!

I don’t know about you, but I find inspiration everywhere, sometimes odd places (one time, I drew inspiration from seeing 2 bags sitting next to each other and I saw “Bermuda Bay” and “Melon Mambo” and i needed to make a card with those LOL I finally got around to it, and you can see it here.)

Earlier this week, I was standing in front of my dresser mirror, and I could see my comforter behind me, and I was like, “ooooh! I can recreate that on a card!”


You could use the “What I Love” stamp set (one of the free Sale-a-Bration offerings this year!), but I don’t have that one, so I went with the Botanical Builder Framelits for my re-creation 🙂

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A full list of the supplies and some instructions are in this PDF. FEB_HM_Botanical Blooms Blues

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone is feeling extra loved today, and maybe get a bit of chocolate 🙂

I just wanted to drop in and share this banner I made during the blizzard the last weekend in January (and because I made it for my Project Sheets group, there’s even some instructions! 🙂 and of course a supplies list) Aren’t I lucky my walls match?? LOL

There’s also a link to an article explaining the design principle behind “odds” (for example, why I chose to use “amour” instead of “love”) Here’s the link for you without having to download the PDF.

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Instructions and Supply List: HM-Jan16-Amour Banner

Hope you enjoy!!

RemARKables Blog Tour–February

Welcome to February’s edition of the RemARKables Blog Tour!! You probably hopped here from Anne Matasci‘s blog!

Because Stampin’ Up! just slap outdid themselves in the holiday catalog and now the Occasions catalog with all the bundles, we’ve been focusing our tour on those! 🙂

I’m not sure if it’s just because it is so cold or because it was my newest bundle, but I opted to showcase the Sunburst Sayings and the Sunburst Thinlit die! I have yet to make a traditional sunburst card with it (using strips of patterned DSP), but I had a good play with it yesterday and today! 🙂  I’m sure you’re probably seeing a lot of Valentine’s cards this hop, but I’m just not in a very “Valentine-y” place right now, so…. sunshine and rainbows, it is! 🙂

First up is a near-CASE from the Occasions catalog pg. 25.

The first thing I did was to pick out a piece from the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack to use to for my sunburst. Then I picked out a piece of the Melon Mambo Perfectly Artistic DSP (GET IT BEFORE IT’S GONE!! LAST DAY FOR THIS IS 2/15). I cut out a balloon with the Balloon Framelits (at the same time, I cut out the bow with Silver Glimmer paper), then stamped “It’s Your Day” on the balloon. Then, I used Versamark and white embossing powder for the “Shine.” Very simple assembly onto the Bermuda Bay card base! 🙂



I wanted to do something a little different for my second card, but didn’t know what. So, I poked around Pinterest today to see what I could see. Nothing Stampin’ Up! popped out at me, but I saw a card that inspired me. So, not only is it a tall fold card, and with a window sheet front, BUT– I used the NEGATIVES for my sunburst! I cut out 6 sunbursts in the following colors: Watermelon Wonder, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder. I grabbed a large scrap of a window sheet and laid it down on top of the sunburst cut out, and used that to guide laying out my pieces! It was actually very easy! My card is 3-3/4″ x 5.5″ (bc that just happened to be the size of my window sheet LOL). I stamped my sentiment on some shimmery white cardstock and punched it out with a 1-3/4″ circle punch and popped it up with some dimensionals. After I already took a pic of it, I decided to give it a wink– a Wink of Stella, that is! I brushed every other ray with clear. If you’ve never played with Wink of Stella– you must!! I makes me feel like a fairy!!! Spreading sparkle on anything and everything! 🙂


I hope you’ve enjoyed what I have here for you today! 🙂 My lightbox came today, but I was too tired to put it together when I got home, so you’ll see pics next time! 🙂 Also, stay tuned for a craft corner tour! 🙂 It got reorganized and it is SOO much more efficient for me now! 🙂

Hop on over to Ann to see what she has for you tonight! 🙂

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Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger
Tamra Davis
Arden Dougan
Tracie Langley
Anne Matasci
Heather Mathieson – YOU ARE HERE
Ann Monhollen
Audra Monk
Maria Pane
Michele Reynolds
Pam Staples