Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop 2017 | MFT Coffee Date


Coffee Lovers Bloghop is in full swing!  I used the recently released MFT Coffee Date and designed a card using some very traditional Christmas colors.  I love this stamp set because there is no coloring involved!

If you would like to check out the process video as well as find a list of supplies, click here.

If you want details and/or to participate in the bloghop, head over to their blog for details.  You can find them here.

Head on over to the Not2Shabby Shop to save 15% using coupon code COFFEE until 12/15/17.



Your Next Stamp DT Post “Be Merry” | October Release | Guest Designer


Hey guys!  Here is another project using a stamp set from YNS October release.  This ADORABLE stamp set is called Hammie Holiday.  I just love the line of stamps featuring this little hamster.
The theme for this post is “Be Merry.”  What is more merrier than green, red, and sweet hamsters in a train?!  I used my Spectrum Noir markers to color the images.  I also brought in the Pine Tree Branch die and cut some glittery fun foam to use as an embellishment behind the red panel.  I then topped the card off with some Vintage Holiday Gumdrops.
If you would like to check out the process video, you can click HERE
Details on how to win a free stamp set from YNS:
– Head on over to YNS blog and leave a comment
– Comment must be entered by October 13 at midnight EST
– Winner will be announced on October 15th!
Good luck!


Your Next Stamp Blog Hop | New Release October 2017 | Guest Designer

It’s blog hop time and I’m so excited to be participating as guest designer for the month of October.  Below is a card I made with one of their new stamps called, Merry Mouse Eve.  It is so adorable!
Blog hop details are below!
Right when I saw this stamp set I knew I wanted to create a scene where the little guy was waiting on Santa!
I used my Distress Inks to create a night sky and my Zig markers to color the image.  I cut out snowy hills and added sparkle to them with my Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Overlay Pen.
To see the process video for this sweet little card, click here.
Blog Hop Details!!
– Ends 10/10/17 at 12AM EST
– Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to YNS
– Winner announced on 10/12/17 on the YNS blog which you can find here.
– Rules: Hop along to all participants.  You do not have to comment on every blog, however if you do, it ups your chances of winning.
Here is where you hop along: HERE
Check out the new products here: Your Next Stamp Store

Your Next Stamp Preview Day | October 2017 Release | Guest Designer


I’m so excited to be guest designing again for Your Next Stamp’s October release. Here is my first project using their new bough die. This die is so versatile and can be used as a focal point or embellishment.

If you would like to check out the process video, click here.

Check out YNS blog to see other projects:
YNS Blog

Stay tuned tomorrow where I will be participating in YNS blog hop!  Fun projects to come this month so stay tuned!



2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 of 25!

I know Christmas is over, but I had to post these to officially end the holiday series for 2016.  Below are the last 5 cards of the series.

The sweet card above was day 21.  I used this sweet stamp set by Wild Rose Studio.  I used my Distress Inks to watercolor the birdies and my Marvy Snow Marker to add some dimension to their little santa hats.  For the process video and a list of supplies, click here.

For day 22 I only used one stamp.  The fireplace was a die from MFT.  I really liked the way this card turned out.  I used my distress inks for all the color and a fireplace stencil to create the brick.  The patterned paper I used was actually from a Halloween Paper Pack from Tim Holtz.  If you would like to see how I made this video and a list of supplies, click here.

On day 23 I created this quick card using a Concord & 9th stamp set.  I got inspiration for this card from a similar card posted on their website.  However, I decided to stick to traditional colors, green and red, and used patterned paper and a strip of washi tape to finish it off.  For the process video and a list of supplies, click here

For day 24 I made this super simple card using MFT Deer Friends stamp set.  The background was a larger print piece of patterned paper that was perfect for creating this scene.  For the quick process video and a list of supplies used, click here.

For my final day I created this pretty little blue Christmas tree card.  I used Hero Arts Christmas Layering stamp set.  I wanted to use this patterned paper from Echo Park and wanted the tree to match, so I used three different blue Distress Inks and it turned out perfectly.  For the process video and a list of supplies, click here.

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas holiday or whatever you chose to celebrate.  I will be back in a few days with my 10 cards 1 kit from Hero Arts December Card Kit.

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 | Day 11 and 12 of 12

So here are the final days of my 2016 Holiday Tag Series.  For day 11 I used new Stampin’ Up items I purchased recently, called Cookie Cutter Christmas.  I just couldn’t wait to use them!  I also used some of my washi tape to add the sentiment and some quick decoration.  Easy and quick for those last minute gifts!  For the process video, click here.  There you will find a list of supplies as well.

For my final day of my tag series I used Sunny Studios Blissful Baking.  This stamp set is beyond words.  It is so precious!!!!  I colored the images with my Spectrum Noir markers and fussy cut them since I did not have the dies.  This is great for those baked goodies you will be gifting to friends and family.  For the process video, click here.  There you will find a list of supplies.


12 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 | Day 8, 9, and 10 of 12

Above is day 8 of my holiday tag series.  I really wanted to try the chalkboard look and I think it turned out pretty good.  I used Tim Holiday Drawings stamp set and white pigment ink.  If you would like to see this technique, click here.  All supplies used will be in the description box of the video.

For day 9 I used another Tim Holtz stamp set called Scribbly Christmas.  I got my inspiration from a Simon Says Stamp blog post by Wanda Guess who made a card using this stamp set.  I loved the look and decided to switch it up and make tags.  For the process video, click here.  You will find links to the supplies there.

Finally for day 10 I used this sweet Clearly Besotted stamp set, Let’s Prance.  I love these little reindeer!  I did a quick messy water coloring with my Distress Inks to color in the reindeer.  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  As always supplies are in the description box of video.

2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 18, 19, and 20 of 25!

Here is day 18 of my holiday card series.  I used amazing The Ton stamp sets, Holiday Bows and Grand Bows.  These of course are layering stamps and if you have the patience, they come out beautifully!  I stuck to traditional Christmas colors, red and green.  If you would like to see the process video and how to line them up, click here.  There you will find a list of supplies.

Card 19 is a one layer card which is starting to become my favorite type of card! Making a card with no adhesive?!  Sign me up!  I used Snowy Sayings by Cas-ual Fridays and some Memento Inks to create the cluster of snowflakes.  My favorite color combo for Christmas is silver and blue.  Loved the way this simple card turned out.  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  Links to supplies are there as well.

Card 20 was made using MFT Oh Christmas Trees.  I love how these cards turned out and by a sweet accident, they are great masculine cards.  I used silver and gold embossing powder on black card stock giving the card a different look.  I don’t think black card stock is a color people tend to grab when making a Christmas card, but I love it!  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  Supplies will be linked in the video description.

12 Days of Christmas Tags 2016 | Day 7 of 12 | Lawn Fawn’s Oh Snap!


For day 7 of my tag series, I used this adorable Lawn Fawn stamp set called, Oh Snap!  I also used Lawn Fawn’s Bokeh patterned paper.  These tags were really quick and offer a little sense of humor that would look nice tied to any gift.  These were super easy to put together which is something I always love!  To see the process video, click here


2016 Holiday Card Series | Day 15, 16, and 17 of 25, OH MY!

Hey guys!  So I am lumping 3 days of my holiday card series into one post today to make things a little easier and to catch you guys up!

For day 15 I used a Unity Stamp Co. stamp called, Love Bug Christmas.  I water colored the image using Distress Inks and I really like the way it turned out.  Since I did a previous holiday card with a red truck, I decided to paint this one yellow.

If you would like to check out the process video, click here.  There you will also find a link to supplies used.

On to day 16!  I used another Sunny Studio stamp set called Merry Sentiments.  This was another layering stamp set and if you know me, you know I love my layered stamps!  If you would like to see the process video, click here.  As always you will find a list of supplies there too.

Finally day 17… For this card I used Hero Arts Santa’s Elves.  This stamp set is sooooo cute!  I colored them with my Prismacolors and used the MFT Peekaboo die to make it appear they are behind the card peeking out.  Love this card.  If you want to see the process video, click here.  Enjoy!