Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Robot Invasion!

Hello Dreamers!
Look out!  Here comes the robot invasion--brought to you by Carmen's Veranda Stamps and Lost Coast Design Stamps!
I used this great robot stamp to make some fun and whimsical cards! I made two versions.

Materials List:
Stamps: Robot from Carmen's Veranda Stamps; Cityscape from Lost Coast Designs
CS: Card One--White, blue, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up); Card Two--Kraft, Black, Lime Green
Ink: Black Versa Fine; Rich Cocoa Memento
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Black Soot


  • Make card bases from Chocolate Chip and lime green CS
  • Add a layer of Blue CS for card one; black for card two
  • Stamp the Robot with Black Versa Fine ink on white and kraft CS
  • Stamp again on scrap paper; cut out Robot --this will be the mask

  • Lay mask over stamped Robot and stamp Cityscape with Rich Cocoa ink
  • Remove mask
  • Distress with Distress inks
  • Add brads
  • Add to card bases

Super fun images!  Already made a third and sent it to my nephew.

A Few Fun Challenges for my Robot invasion:
Through the Purple Haze: anything goes
Crafting Musketeers: it's a man's world
One crazy Stamper: anything goes

See you soon for more crafty fun!  Have a great day.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bird Frame CAS cards with Carmen's Veranda

Hello Everyone,
I made two more cards with the Bird Frame Stamp from Carmen's Veranda Stamps.  

Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Black; Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Vintage Photo Distress ink
Paper: Mixed Media pad from Strathmore
CS: Blush Blossom, Cool Caribbean from Stampin' Up;  Cream; White
Bakers Twine


  • Make card from white or cream CS 
  • On mixed media paper, spray a very small amount of water
  • Ink the stamp with Tumbled Glass or Spun Sugar distress ink and stamp into the water on the mixed media paper
  • Heat dry the paper--make sure it is very dry before proceeding--I had to blot a little with a rag
  • Ink the stamp again with black ink and stamp directly over the fist stamping
  • Distress with Distress inks
  • Add the Baker's Twine and add to card base

See the other two cards made with this stamp here.  I really like the look of the top edge of the mixed media paper torn from the pad.  Adds a nice detail.

******* am entering my Bird Frame cards in
Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge: CAS

See you soon with another fun project!!!  Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Medallion Heart Tag

Hello Everyone,
Been super busy, but thought I would pop in  and share this pretty heart tag.   I used Stampin' Up stamps and dies to make this fun tag.

I stamped the Daydream Medallion stamps (Stampin' Up) with Crisp Cantaloupe ink on white CS.  Then die cut the heart.   I added lots of wide ribbon and some lace trim.

I would like to enter my Medallion Heart Tag in:
Love to Scrap Challenge: Anything goes

I will use this on a gift package or, it would be super sweet on a gift bag.   See you soon.  Love ya.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Welcome Baby

Hello Dreamers!
I hope you are enjoying some Spring weather in your little corner of the world.  I think it is trying to be Spring here in Michigan, but it just doesn't know how.  We have had cold and rainy weather all week.  No flowers up yet!  Boring!  
So, let's go to Dreamland for a little simulated Spring with a Welcome Baby card.  I made this card for a friend.

I punched three layers for the main focal point.  The top square was dry embossed and distressed with Milled Lavender Distress ink.  CS is all from Stampin' Up.

This card goes together very quickly and would also be great for Baby Shower invitations and/or Thank you's.

I wish you a lovely day filled with plenty of time to craft!  See you soon.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Lost Coast Design Spring Challenge

Hello Everyone,
It is a busy day here in Dreamland!  Lost Coast Design's April Challenge starts today!  The theme for the month of April is:


Make a project using at least one Lost Coast Design or Carmen's Veranda stamp and link up on the Lost Coast Blog for a chance to win a gift certificate from Lost Coast Designs.

I used a new stamp from Carmen's Veranda to make a group of Spring cards.  I am sharing two of the cards today, and the rest a little later in the week.

Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany Distress ink and black ink
CS: White; Gray; Cherry Cobbler (Stampin' Up) 
DP: Cosmo Cricket
Small spray bottle with water


  • Make card from gray CS 
  • On white CS, spray a very small amount of water
  • Note: Actually, the mixed media paper works better than regular CS and I used that on the other cards
  • Ink the stamp with Aged Mahogany distress ink and stamp into the water
  • Heat dry the card stock--make sure it is very dry before proceeding--I had to blot a little with a rag
  • Ink the stamp again with black ink and stamp directly over the fist stamping
  • Layer with Cherry CS and add to decorative paper
  • Tie ribbon and add to card base

The Second Card--

Stamp: Bird Square from Carmen's Veranda Stamps
Ink: Aged Mahogany and Spun Sugar Distress ink
Paper: Mixed Media pad from Strathmore
CS: Kraft, tan, Cherry Cobbler
Bakers Twine


  • Make a card from tan CS and layer with Cherry Cobbler and Kraft
  • Stamp the Bird Square with Aged Mahogany ink--NO Water this time
  • Distress edges with Spun Sugar Distress ink
  • Wrap twine around and add to card base

Two fairly different looks with one pretty Stamp.  Check out all the "squares" from Carmen's Veranda here.  They are sooo cool.  Lots of wish list items!!
Can't wait to see your project!!
Hope you had a great weekend and check back for the other two Bird Square cards later in the week.  See you soon!  Love ya.

Handmade Flowers- Vintage Stamping Challenge

Hello Friends,
Time for the new Vintage Stamping Challenge blog  challenge for the month of April
This month's theme is:
Add a handmade flower to your project.  Your project also needs to have  some stamping.
The challenge is sponsored by Flonzcraft Stamps!

I made a crocheted flower for a fun spring inspired card.  I added a super cute little chicken stamp from Flonzcraft.

Stamps: Cute Chicken from Flonzcraft Stamps; Alpha Dots from My Sentiments Exactly!
Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Old Olive dye - Stampin' Up
CS: Barely Banana, Pea Pizzazz, and Strawberry Slush - Stampin' Up
DP: Stampin' Up
Leaves Die Cut - Sizzix
Dimensional Adhesive
White Crochet thread and crochet hook


  • Make a card from Strawberry Slush CS
  • Add a layer of Pear Pizzazz CS and DP
  • Die cut Leaves from DP and add to card

  •  Crochet flower using white crochet thread size 10 with a size 1 hook  ( I used a pattern from the book "Flower Bouquet" by Suzann Thompson; Lark Books
  • Glue the flower to the card 
  • Add a pearl to the center of flower

  • Stamp Cute Chicken with Stazon ink on Barely Banana CS and fussy cut
  • Color Chicken with markers
  • Add Chicken to  card with dimensional adhesive
  • Stamp letters and cut or punch out
  • Add letters using dimensional adhesive
  • Add pearls around letters

Totally cute Chicken!  This card would be great for a baby, Spring, even to just to say hello to a friend.  Let's see what you can come up with for the Handmade flower Challenge!  Hope you have fun with the theme!  

See you soon!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Lamb

Hello Everyone,
I thought I would share the Easter cards I made.  I sent them all out to friends and family.  I used a pretty lamb from Our Daily Bread.  I stamped the image  for each card on either white or cream CS with brown ink.  I varied the layout and papers a little bit.

I would like to enter my Easter lambs in:
Our Daily Bread: anything goes with ODB

See you soon!