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Perfect Match Blog Hop

Welcome to the Perfect Match Blog Hop!  Today, you could have arrived here from Becca’s blog, or you could have started here.  Either way, you will get a chance to see everyone’s work, since it’s a big circle!  Should you get lost along the way, Melissa has the whole hop linked on her blog as well.  

Now, if you have been following my blog this last month, you will know that today I should have  a card with the STOM and the Sweet Safari paper packet.  Well, good news for you, you get a two-fer!  Same card design, with a couple of tweaks, one with Perfect Match, and one with Sweet Safari!  It’s a Win Win for you!

This card is so adorable!  You can’t see the “you” nor the hearts very well.  (one of the downsides of a light ink in a not quite bright enough photo spot!)  The Thank is from the SOTM set and the you and hearts are from the Perfect Match stamp set.  Both of these cards are inspired by pattern 22 in the Make it from your Heart Volume 2 book.


Same card, slightly different take on the paper ‘ruffling’ on this one.  You can definitely see the “you” and hearts better on this one!  Just know that it’s essentially the same on the first one!



These cards turned out super cute!  They went together super fast!  And even if I did photograph them with the wrong envelopes in this last photo, they are still pretty fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  I would love it if you left some love before you hop off to Stefani’s blog!


See you later!

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Happy Friday!  Each Friday I am going to have a project for you with the Stamp of the month, and the paper pack of that week!  Fun, right?

I grabbed my trusty Make it from your Heart book and the stamp of the month set, and found a great card.  I think it turned out super cute!



I thought this little cluster was super fun!  Remember, when you are adding your bling, it doesn’t have to be on top, you can partially tuck it under a layer!


I love having products that make it so easy to put together something quick, don’t you?


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January Stamp of the month meets Whole Latte Love

It’s a new month, which means another new Stamp of the Month!  This one is one that everyone could use!  We all should be sending thank you cards, right?  This set gives you so many ways to say thanks!  And!  It’s free for VIP customers with a qualifying order! 

This card was so fun and easy to make!  I loved being able to use so many different products with it!  (and you could use ANY paper that you have in your stash, or any of the new papers available today!

I did a quick video, that I then sped up for you to watch how I made it!  I was inspired by pattern 25 in the Make it from your Heart volume 2 for this card set up!

I hope you enjoy it!

I can’t wait for all the craftiness that will happen this year!  Watch over the next week for different challenges and such that I will be adding to my blog!



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H2H’s Peace on Earth

This week’s challenge over at the H2H blog is “Peace on Earth”.  This was a hard one for me, at first, because I don’t have any nativity type stamp sets.  So, I had to do some thinking as to how to make that work.  I think I succeeded!  🙂

I grabbed a piece of the watercolor paper, and decided to do a slimline card.  I cut my piece down to 3.5 x 9, and then started ink blending.  I used mostly our water based inks on here, however did not add any extra water.  I used: Glacier, Bluebird, Peacock, Sapphire inks, and then completed the blending with some black soot distress oxide.

Once I finished with the blending, I grabbed my clear shimmer brush and created some splatters, and then added some white dots with a white gel pen.  Next up was some snow banks, made easy with the fancy borders thin cuts and some white daisy cardstock!  I used some thin foam tape behind the top of the hills, and glued the bottom of the hills flat.  It gives it such a unique look!

Once I was done with that, I decided I needed something else for the card.  I couldn’t find a sentiment that was small enough, and understated enough for the card.  The first star I was going to go with, wasn’t quite big enough.  It got lost with some of those larger spots of shimmer brush.  But, I started thinking outside of the box, I mean, that IS how the whole thing got started, right?  I found this fairly perfect ‘star’!  It is actually the asterisk from the Brushed Letters Alphabet!  Stamped it with versa mark ink, and heat embossed it with some silver embossing powder.

I really love how this card turned out!  I hope you like it as well!  I would love to hear your thoughts, should I have stuck with the silver, or should I have gone with gold for the star?  

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I look forward to hearing from you all!  Thanks for checking out my card!  

Until next time!

Do you have Inky Fingers?

I know I do! I have been playing with the papers from the current books, and am just IN LOVE! For today’s hop, you may have started here, or you may have arrived from Wendy’s blog, either is great! The hop is a large circle, so you will end up where you started!

Today’s card was super fun to put together!  I used some leftover papers from the Serenity Cardmaking WYW kit.  I looked in the MIFYH 4 book for a fun easy card to make so that I could add some fun inky background to it!


I used our colored pencils to color in the flowers, no water needed!  a bit of the silver embellishing thread to wrap around, and it’s just adorable!  I used Sapphire ink with a sponge in the background to get the fun color ‘splash’! 


This card turned out SUPER cute!  (even if I did have to stray from my original plan because I didn’t have the right distress ink colors!)



I would love to hear your thoughts on this fun card!  Leave a comment below before you hop over to Maz’s blog!


Thank you so much for stopping by!


CTMH Items Used:

Serenity Cardmaking WYW

Intense Black Ink

Watercolor pencils

Sapphire Ink




November SOTM Blog Hop – You Warm My Heart

Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  If you’ve been around for a while, you see that I participate in these sometimes.  It is fun to see all the different card creations that people come up with (and layouts too!!).  This month, the stamp is SUPER adorable!  (It has to do with coffee and tea, so, of course I would love it!)  Today you should have arrived from Haley’s blog.  But, if you started here, no worries, you will make it back around to her blog!


This card turned out suuuuper cute!  I thank Andrea Sherman for doing a Youtube tutorial for this card!  Mine is different, mostly because I didn’t have all of the supplies that she did.  But, I wanted to show you that that’s ok!  You can still take inspiration from something and make it your own!  I even did a FB live with it today, giving you some tips with the liquid pearls and stickles!  You will want to watch that!

Here you can see the stickles and the different pearls!  I am seriously IN LOVE with these pearls!  You guys, they are AMAZING!



When I was doing the video, I had an idea to add some of the pearls to the poinsettias at the bottom.  What do you think?  With or without the red pearls?


So, what did I use for these fabulous cards?  Well, most of the supplies are pretty basic!  I used some of the paper from the Wood Grain paper pack, I used White Daisy Cardstock and some Espresso cardstock.  The rest is ink and ‘fun’ stuffs!

So, let’s start with the measurements, shall we?

Now the inks that I used:

Other tools I used:

And the Fun Stuff!


With this wood paper and espresso cardstock combination, you could make the cups be any color you wanted!  And the sentiment could be anything as well!  I love love love this set!  

Now, before you hop along and see what Brandi has to offer you, I would LOVE it if you would leave a quick comment!  I am POSITIVE you will get a TON of ideas with this hop!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Remember, VIP customers can earn this stamp set for free!  If you don’t have a consultant already, I would love to help you!


H2H’s New To You

Welcome to another weekly challenge hosted over at the Heart 2 Heart blog! This week is all about what’s new to you! And the majority of this card is all NEW TO ME!

Isn’t this card just adorable? I LOVE this little guy! So, I started by die cutting the gnome (From Garden Gnomes) twice, and then stamping with intense black ink. I also stamped him on the red pattern paper from the Comfort and Joy, and on the mistletoe paper (for the bottom of his parka). I let those dry while I moved onto the next step.

Next I used chipped sapphire distress ink with the ink blending tool to create the background for this cute guy! Then I took my card base, and again used the chipped sapphire distress ink for the edges, and went lighter on the ink the further down I went on the card base. Then I used the black soot distress ink to start at the bottom of the card base and work up, blending the two colors together.

While those were drying, I grabbed a few tri-blend markers and colored in the beard, nose, gloves, and boots on one of the stamped die cuts. (I’ll list them below) I cut out those pieces. I then cut out the pieces stamped on the B&T papers (the pretty ones). I used my liquid glass and glued the pieces, layered, onto the other stamped gnome!

I used the three dots to simulate snow falling, and stamped with versa mark ink and covered that with white embossing powder. The heat gun made quick work of the heating of those, and they popped quite nicely against the distressed background! I popped that up over the card base with some 3-d Foam tape.

Next I used a piece of white daisy cardstock, and tore it twice to get the fun snow hills behind my gnome! Pop up Mr. Gnome with some thin and regular 3-D foam tape!

Viola! Our card is DONE! I love the little gnomie! I didn’t add a sentiment, but can do that inside, or add a flagged sentiment later when sending it.

What papers do YOU think would be fun to use for his hat and parka? I would LOVE to know!

Thanks for stopping by! I do hope you play along with the H2H challenge!

~ Michelle

CTMH Items used:

Comfort & Joy paper packet
White daisy cardstock
Intense Black Ink
Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Ink
Black Soot Distress Oxide Ink
Versamark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Black Marker
Earth Brown Blend
Pale Pink Blend
Yellow Green Blend
Brown Grey Blend
3-D Foam Tape
Thin 3-D Foam Tape
Liquid Glass
Non Stick Microtip Scissors
Mini Ink Blending Tool


Welcome to the September Technique Blog Hop! This month is all about a window of some sort! I know there will be LOTS of great ideas on this hop, so make sure to visit everyone! (and make sure to leave some love along the way! EVERYONE loves to hear how much their creation resonates with others!) Today, you may have come from Lauren’s blog, or you may have started here. Either way, it will be a big circle, so you will eventually end up back here!

Today I did a fun peek a boo card, with a new technique that I hadn’t tried yet, and it was fun! Let’s take a look at the front, first, shall we?

I am IN LOVE with the wood paper packet! This is just one of the papers from the packet! It is actually a plank looking piece, so, I did some fussy cutting to be able to have it look like a solid piece (though, maybe not quite so much in person!)

That Thanks die cut is fabulous, isn’t it? That is new too! I cut three layers from White Daisy Cardstock, and the shadow layer from Mint Cardstock. Then layered them with the liquid glass, that I LOVE so much! I attached them on top of a piece of vellum with some micro glue dots. I finished fancy-ing up the card with some gold glitter gems.

Now, let’s take a look at the inside, shall we?

Oh my goodness! Isn’t that fantastic?!?! SOOOOOOOO much fun!

I used the From the Funny Farm stamp set for the adorable little birdie! I stamped it in the intense black ink and then colored with the Ice Blue Blend Tri tip marker. I used the circle thin cut from the card spinner die set for the little cut out for the bird.

The sentiment side uses the Stitched Fancy Brackets dies, in both White Daisy and Mint Cardstocks. I stamped the sentiment with the Teeny Tiny Type alpha set.

I hope you leave a bit of love for me! Then, off to another Michelle’s blog! 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

In case you get lost along the way, here are all of the blogs this hop!

Michelle J. You Are Here!
Michelle L.
Miss. Carrie’s Creations

Let it Shimmer!

Welcome to the technique blog hop. This month we are all about the Shimmer brush! Today you should have arrived from Wendy’s blog, however if you didn’t that’s okay, it is a big circle and you will get back to her. I have three different cards with three different techniques to show you today.

Check out these cards! I am using the June stamp of the month tag set, and it is fantastic! Let’s get on with our cards, shall we?

This first card I used the Spectrum Noir markers. I colored in the dragonfly wings, then did a fun technique for the body. I mixed the mint and clear Shimmer brushes to create the iridescents on the wings of my dragon point.

On this second card, I used the watercolor pencils to color splotches on the wings, and then I used the mint and clear Shimmer brush mix to spread the color around on the wings.

On this last card, I used Bluebird and Julep inks to color in the wings on the dragonfly. Then covered with the Shimmer brush.

I really love how these cards turned out! I even did them on a video to show how to do these different techniques. You are welcome to watch it here.

I would love to know which of these cards is your favorite! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Then hop on over to Lauren’s blog for the next stop in this hop. Thanks so much see you later!

Ever get that Vintage Vibe?

This week’s challenge over at H2H is Vintage Vibe, and we have a boatload of products that fall into that! Check out what I made for it!

I started with the Yesterday and Today paper packet, paired it with the Dreams Take Flight stamp and die set, and then added a few more elements! Let’s take a look!

Now, let me say that I was inspired by this card I found on Pinterest. It doesn’t fit the ‘vibe’ of this challenge, but I knew that I could use the plane from the Dreams take Flight set, and make it mine. And I don’t know about you, but I think I totally rocked this one!

I used three different patterns from the Yesterday & Today Paper packet. I used the large spinner die cut from the Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts and the large circle from the Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts. The banner? That came from the Into the Wild Scrapbooking & Die set (which is only available online!)

The plane and banner are stamped in Espresso ink, I stamped and inked the clouds with toffee ink. Now, if only we still had the waxy flax still, that would have been perfect! Alas, we do not. So, I grabbed my mink twine and my Earth brown blend marker, and colored a tiny piece of the twine, and attached it with some mini glue dots!

The circle and banner are popped up with foam tape. The plane is then popped up with some thin foam tape. The clouds being tucked in various places in various depths on the card I think give it an added extra pop!

Now, of course I couldn’t leave the envelope blank! So, I stamped the large cloud on a bit of post it note and cut it out, then stamped the clouds with a slight overlap on the flap of the envelope.

I’ve already said that I really like how this card turned out, and I hope that you do as well! You should totally come over and join in on the challenges! We have a new one each week, and they last until the end of the month, so you have plenty of time to get your entry in!

CTMH Items used:

Yesterday & Today Paper packet
Dreams Take Flight stamp and die set
Into the Wild Scrapbooking & Die set
Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts
Card Front Spinner Thin Cuts
Toffee Ink
Espresso Ink