STAMPtember is here!!!


Go to Simon Says STAMPtember Release by clicking here.

STAMPtember is here and the release is AAAAAHHHmaZZINGGG! I cannot wait to get my hands on a few of them. I love stamps that I could create backgrounds with so the Stripes are on my list and I love piggies so Simon and Dexter are on my list too!!















Those are just a few of the products in this Stamptembers release. Its pretty awesome! I don’t have any of the products yet but maybe in a few.

Enter “EMOJI” in the code section to get a free gift with your order.

Happy STAMPtember!!!


Vintage Roses – Altenew – Let’s Make Cards

I just received these stamps in the mail today and I am so excited!!! Well, these stamps came out quite some time ago and I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. I had to do some research and check out some reviews before I dive into getting stamps. I don’t want to end up with a stamp I thought I’d like and then end up not liking it. But I am absolutely loving these stamps. As most of you know, I love floral images. My three favorite flowers are Tiger Lilies (Stargazer Lilies), Peonies and Roses, and if I had to add in a fourth it would be cherry blossoms.


Whenever I see my favorite flowers in stamp forms I just have to get my hands on them. And when the opportunity came, I decided it was time. I decided to get the Vintage Flowers and Vintage Roses and their coordinating dies by Altenew from Tupelo Designs, LLC, and by clicking the link or here you will receive a special discount code that you can have sent straight to your inbox.*

*Please keep in mind that I am not presently representing Tupelo Designs, LLC. I just truly love their customer service and I absolutely love their Loyalty Program. Current Loyalty Program is as follows: 2 points for every $1, earn 500 points (which equals $5 discount) just for opening an account with Tupelo Designs, LLC., and all points you earn turns into money that you can spend at their store. PLUS get discounts/special offers everyday on certain items that Tupelo, Mike and Jane offers. Click here to get started. You won’t be disappointed, I can guarantee it (my honest opinion), truly amazing.

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Fussy Cutting vs Die Cutting. (Do I really need the dies?!)

Okay, so I know a lot of us, including me in the beginning, never liked fussy cutting but at the same time know that coordinating dies are sooooo expensive. Well I have come up with a personal solution to figure out if I need dies or not for a project or to coordinate with a stamp set.

Whenever I decide to get a set of dies I look at my stamp set and see whether or not its really intricate or just too intricate to fussy cut.

A few questions I ask myself:
1. Is it easy to fussy cut?
2. Is it too intricate to fussy cut?
3. Do I want the white boarder around the image or do I want it to be cut to the black line?
4. Are there fine lines in the image that if I fussy cut it will it get ruined?
5. Is it in my budget? I know us crafters hate budgets but we just cant buy everything even though we want to.
6. Do I really need it?!

Most of us (or all of us) crafty fanatics want the matching die to all of our stamps. I’m slowly collecting the coordinating dies but unless ita a super intricate image to cut out, I’m not going to get them together. I’ll just get the stamps.

The types of dies I would get my hands on.
1. Branches/thin flower stems
2. Dies that don’t have stamp sets
3. Fancy word
4. Basic shapes/stackable/layering dies
5. Floral dies (because I love flowers)

Those types of dies are basically the types of dies I like to get.

Just a quick note: I’m going through my stash and I’m giving away a bunch of dies. Plus I’m bringing in a lot more supplies and machines so I’m in need of space, so stay tuned for a give away. Don’t forget to follow my blog to stay updated.

HUGE SALE at Tupelo Designs LLC

Happy birthday Tupelo Designs LLC! Its so exciting to be celebrating your first birthday.

They are having a huge sale to celebrate!

$5 off your purchase of $50 – $99.99
$20 off your purchasw of $100+
But this will only lasy for two days, August 20 and 21, so hurry!

Plus, for a discount on other purchases at Tupelo Designs LLC, click here!

Plus you get 3 points per dollar which can go towards getting free crafty things! Its usually only 2 points but for Aug 20 and Aug 21 its 3 points!

Card 7 Masking, Copic Coloring + Video – Let’s Make Cards


I’m changing up the way Im labeling my videos. I’m going to start labeling them with the techniques used and the featured stamp set (if I’m featuring them).

Watch my Masking, Copic Coloring video here.

For Card 7, I did some masking and copic coloring. Altenew’s stamps are amazing. I love the thin and crisp lines that their stamps produce. Its pretty awesome! I love Altenew stamps and I wish I could own them all. I’m definitely getting my hands on all of them to own their entire collection.

I did a tip to tip technique with my copic markers because I only have a super small set of markers.

For the Magnolias I used: E000, E93, R32, I did a tip to tip with E000 and R32 and a nice gradient Rose color to a loght peach color.

For the pollen/center of flower: Y21, Y26

For the stem I used : G07, G28

In this card, I used the Magnolias for Her and Many Thanks stamp set from Altenew and the Woodgrain background stamp from Hero Arts.
Woodgrain is one of my favorite designs and I want try out other woodgrain stamps. A definite must have!

I was inspired to create this card when I watched Kristina Werner’s video on masking. Click here to watch her Floral Card – Make a Card Monday #271 Visit her blog here.

Supplies that I’ve used:
Magnolias for Her – Altenew –
Many Thanks – Altenew –
Woodgrain Background Stamp –
140Lb Neenah White Cardstock
Whip Cream Cardstock –
Clear Pigment Ink –
Cocoa Powder True Fusion Ink –
Cocoa Powder Cardstock –
EK Success Powder tool –
Tombow Stamp runner pink –
Teflon Bone Folder –
30Lb Vellum –
Princess Gold Embossing Powder –
Acrylic Block with grip –
Copic Markers –
Mini Ink Blender –

Card 6 Glitter Stenciling + Video – Let’s Make Cards

I love glitter because its sparkley but I don’t like all the mess that glitter leaves behind.

I used a stencil from Crafters Companion and I didn’t really like how the stencil looked and didn’t know how it would lool but I like how it turned out. Im also using superfine glitter from Elizabeth Craft and I absolutely love their glitter and Glitter Ritz but I chose EC to use this time.

This die is from Ellen Hutson and its pretty unique. Its awesome!! I didn’t realize it but I’ve been making a bunch of cards but it doesn’t involve a lot of stamping. I just used a stencil to make the background using some double still adhesive from EC.

Supplies used:
Sookwang 4.5″ tape
Whip cream card stock –
T-Ruler –
Craft Knife –
Small Triangles Stencil by Ranger
Clear Pigment Ink –
Elizabeth Craft Microfine Glitter –
Swiffer dry –
Teflon Bone Folder –
Baby Wipes –
Circle stax 1 and 2 –
Treat Yo Self Die –
Black Licorice Card Stock –
Gold foiled cardstock stack
Zig glue pen –
Acrylic block –
Black fun foam –
Tombow Stamp Runner –
Tim Holtz Scissors –
Shimmer champagne cardstock –
Tombow Xtreme Adhesive –

Watch my Video here.

Card 5 Foiling using Sticker Maker and Die Cut Inlay + Video – Let’s Make Cards

I’m still getting use to playing with foil but I like how this card came out. Its an odd size, its just slightly smaller than 4″ x 6″. I used some acetate to inlay the die cut pieces back into the panel.
It kinda looks like an odd card size looking at the photo above but I love it!

I love foiling and I’m testing out new techniques because I don’t want to always be taking my Minc or Laminator out…I just don’t have too much room to keep all my machines out (and I have quite a lot of machines).

My inspiration for floating die cut inlaying came from watching Catherine Poolers video on YouTube.


Supplies used:
Bold Blooms Stand Alone Die set –
Whip cream card stock –
Journey Grand Calibur –
Fiskars spring assis scissors –
5 1/2 inch Xyron sticker maker – Ben Franklin Hawaii
Teflon Bone Folder –
iCraft Gold Deco Foil –
Retractable poker tool –
Clear Acetate –
Tombow stamp runner –
Micro Brush –
Journey paper trimmer –
Perfect gold perfect pearls –
Acrylic blocks –,,,
Journey Natural Twine –
Foam Tape –
Journey white liner –
Clear tak foam tape –,

Watch my video here.

Card 4 Shaker Card using WRMK Fuse Tool + Video – Let’s Make Cards

There are a bunch of different tools out there in the crafting world, but one of my current favorites is the We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool. Its awesome for making shaker cards, creating or dividing pockets for scrapbooks, lots of things.


In this card, I created a shaker pocket. I love how some of the sequins get stuck along the top of the shaker element – I just think it looks pretty.
Using the Fuse Tool eliminates the need for foam tape PLUS you can make it any shape you want! I just think its pretty awesome.

I wish I had the white ones because it would match my decor in my space a little better but I love having the fuse tool, no matter the color.

Watch my video here.

Card 3 Watercolor Emboss Resist + Video – Let’s Make Cards


Emboss resisting with watercolors are one of my most favorite techniques. Its almost like revealing a Christmas present when you add color.

I did four cards at once and its pretty much like having an assembly line. But its all unique because no two watercolor pieces (unless photicopied) will turn out the same.

This is one of my most favorite background stamp from Hero Arts. My Favorite Things is one of my favorite stamp companies to get sentiment stamps from. Their fonts are so classy and so simple that its the best.

Whip Cream Cardstock –
Color Cardstock –
Neenah 30lb Vellum – OfficeDepot
Large Petal BG Stamp Hero Arts – simonsaysstamp
Simply Fab Sayings stamp set – mftstamps
Bold Sentiments stamp set – mftstamps
EK Success Powder tool
Fiskars stamp press
Distress watercolor cardstock
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 color
Journey Heat tool –
True Fusion Clear Pigment Ink –
We R Memory Keepers Magnetic Cutting mat
Scotch ATG Gun 1/4 inch

All you have to do is subscribe to my blog and comment down below what your favorite stamp tool is and winner will be chosen at random! Giveaway will end on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:59pm HST. And Winners will be announced Saturday, August 15, 2015.


Watch my video here.

Thanks for joining me. Happy Crafting!!!