Created to Create

When I saw the stamp set Created to Create in the catalog I knew it was going to be added to my collection – little did I know that it would go uninked for months!

The day before I left for the Close to My Heart convention I knew that I wanted to have some swap cards…now we are talking TOTALLY last minute here.  I might have still been stamping at 9:00 at night when I should have been packing!


This card went together so quickly using the Make It From Your Heart Volume 4 – the white panel is embossed with hearts and then the stamped layer is mounted on black and then stamped with the Splash of Color Set in one of four colors.  It still looked a bit plain so I added a Just for You sentiment mounted on the same color stitched circle die and decorated with a piece of black & white bakers twine.  I think it’s finally been used up after being retired for a long time.

Everyone that swapped cards with me seemed pleased and I hope that it inspires others of you to add this fun stamp to your collection…it’s perfect for sending a little smile to a crafty friend.


Good Times with Central Park

I’m back from Las Vegas and ready to craft with a vengeance.  The first thing I reached for was the July Stamp of the Month Highlight Reel and my packet of Central Park paper.  I love this little city scene paper, but then I started really looking at the pack and it’s got a lot of happy thoughts churning in my head!  Do you see the little touch of vellum under the sentiment square – it’s popped up with 3D Foam Dots to give the card a little dimension.


When I first saw the July Stamp of the Month I thought, “How am I ever going to use that set on a card” but after swapping with some fellow consultants I have all sorts of inspiration.product image

Thanks for stopping by and giving me a little part of your day.




Double Trouble #4

Welcome back…it’s nice to see that I’m not the only one that follows the lead of Trouble Makers 🙂  Seriously, we’re so excited to see so much participation in our challenges.

This week Thing 1 has a 3,2,1 challenge – now I’ve been around the challenge arena (can you tell I’m a farm-girl at heart) a time or two, but this was something new to me.  I thought it was fun and hope you do, too!

Here’s a run-down of her challenge:

  • 3 Colors – use only three colors on your project
  • 2 Word Sentiment – choose something like Happy Birthday, Get Well, Thank You – y’all get the idea right?
  • 1 Stamped Image (your stamped sentiment doesn’t count)

After last weeks fiasco with my hair I’m back to blonde and can’t wait to get even with my Arizona Sisters, but it’s going to have to wait until after their HOT, DRY summer – which got me to thinking about embossing so my twist is to use either DRY or HEAT embossing on your project.  Of course this twist is completely optional, but I’d love to show those girls something and have EVERYONE use some sort of embossing on their project!!!



My card features, Bashful, Juniper and Tangerine and a great sketch from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Team who agreed to link up with us this week and next (I’ll be back next Monday with a Double Trouble 4.5).

Our Thing 3 challenge is to link up to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #271 and or next weeks challenge #272.  For now here’s this weeks sketch and by clicking here it will take you right to their post to play along.  Don’t forget when entering there to come back and play with us at the Double Trouble as well.

Thanks for stopping by…I’m looking forward to seeing your 3,2,1 challenge entries at Double Trouble.


Just For You – Color Dare #298

TGIF!!!  I’ve been crazy busy in the Craft Coop – convention is NEXT WEEK, but I am happy to report that I’m all ready thanks to my friend and fellow DT member Debi!

The Design Team is playing with the colors Blossom, Linen & New England Ivy this week – such a fun summery combination.  Linen is actually one of my favorite new neutrals – it’s a creamy white and I just love it’s rich tone.

That cute Just for You stamp is from the Stamped With Love stamp set – a cute A sized stamp set with images for the front & back of your cards.

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Now it’s your turn to grab your ink and papers and make a project.  You’ll find the rules for the Color My Heart Color Dare here.  Although we list the color names from Close to My Heart they are not required to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hop you find lots of stamping time this summer and will come play along.


Ice Cream Treat

If you’ve been following me for anytime you know that I love cards with movement and making them just got so much easier.

I saw a die from Lawn Fawn which makes Magic Slider cards. It’s now happily at home in the Craft Coop.

I grabbed a fun ice-cream themed stamp set from a few years ago and went to work making my card. The big surprise is a gift card attached to the back side of the slider.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit…I hope you can leave a comment with your favorite flavor of ice cream!

Go Where You Dare – Color Dare #297

Happy Friday!  Time for another Color My Heart Color Dare.  If you haven’t had a chance to play with the Color My Heart Color Dare before this might be a good week to start the colors the Design Team has picked is AMAZING!!!  Glacier, Nutmeg & Sorbet it just works so well together.


Were you expecting some pretty flowers cut from the You are Here Cricut collection?  I tried keeping things really simple with the focus on the sentiment panel.  The Glacier ribbon has a gold thread in the middle so I added a few Gold Glitter Gems to tie everything together.

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Now it’s YOUR turn…grab your ink and papers and come join us this week.  You will find all the rules for the Color Dare here.  Although we list the Close to My Heart Colors they are not required for you to play along.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find lots of stamping time this summer!

Awesome to the Core

The June Stamp of the Month is filled with some fun outline images just waiting to be colored along with some “punny” sayings.

A few weeks ago I saw a technique video on making a wreath with the Misti stamp positioning tool, you might have seen my lemon wreath card, I thought the apples would work well too! I added a banner cut from the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and stamped the sentiment in the middle. The card was finished with a couple of red gems in two of the corners on the main image.

Don’t forget to get your Bushel & a Peck stamp set for $5 with a qualifying order before the end of June.

Thanks for stopping by – I think all my followers are awesome to the core, especially when you leave me a little love!