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Sunday, February 4, 2024

Tilly and Tango Have a Big Announcement!

I am excited to share the news that I have joined Del Bello's Designs as the newest member of the Design Team! 

Del Bello's is the biggest seller of Lavinia stamps in the U.S. If you're not familiar with Lavinia Stamps then I recommend you get yourself right over to Del Bello's Designs look at these fun and magical stamps. I can't wait to share more technique videos (watch for something new coming soon!) and many whimsical, magical cards! 

Click on the photo to follow the link! 



 

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Finn by Moonlight


 Hi Stampers and crafty friends! 

You might know I love all things magical, but I have always been drawn to fairies. Who is more fun and sassy than sweet Tinkerbell - my favorite bad girl? Long story short - I am absolutely in love with the Lavinia stamp line. If you're not familiar, you should absolutely visit their YouTube channel and see the amazing things their Design Team Creates!

I have been working on a few projects lately, but recently I ordered a whole slew of their product  from Del Bello's Designs. "Finn by Moonlight" was my first creation. 

Products used:

Dinkles: Lime, Pink, Deep Yellow, Blueberry 

Stamps: Finn, Field Grass, Fairy Path

Ink: Lisa Horton Interference Ink, VersaFine Clair 

Other: Pink Posca Pen, White Gel Pen

I'm also going to give a huge shout out to Patty Del Bello for her excellent customer service - free shipping on orders over $75 and the Del Bello's Designs team who keep it real with their fabulous tutorials and commitment to social media accounts! 


Saturday, January 6, 2024

Winter Magic

Snow days in New England are one of my favorite things in life. They usually include a crockpot of hot homemade soup and getting a few new cards made. In celebration of the first snow storm of the season I'm sharing a couple of snow themed cards I made during our Christmas break, using items from My Monthly Hero Premium Kit (October 2023)

These kits are so much fun to work with and always include multiple coordinating stamp sets, matching dies, fun embellishments like these vellum snowflakes, inks, sprays, cardstock and much more. 

What's your favorite way to spend a snow day? 


Sunday, June 11, 2023

The Happiest Little Birthday Card!


 Hi Stampers,

I'm not even sure who to give credit to for this super cute birthday card, it came with a set I picked up second hand but I think this card is too cute to not share. 

Color combination is Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral from SU and my favorite black in from Hero Arts. 

Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Kendra's Card Challenge #10

 Hi Stampers!

I recently found Kendra's Card Challenge and decided to play along. The challenge is to make 15 cards using 6 sheets of 6x6 paper. Kendra's sponsors are giving away lots of fabulous prizes if you play along. It was a fun way to use up lots of great things from my stash. Would you believe I have had an entire jar of gold leaf just sitting in my craft room waiting to be used since I was teaching remotely from home!? Let's not even talk about the silver and bronze that are still sitting there! Anyway,  here's what I came up for the challenge:



















Here's all of them together 


There's still time to play along by clicking the link at the top!

Sunday, June 4, 2023

My Monthly Hero May '23

 Hi Stampers! Here are a few cards I made this weekend using the dies from MMH Premium Kit. So cute for summer birthdays!! 

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, May 29, 2023

Wheelie Great Stamps!

 How adorable did these turn out? 

Hero Arts is killing it with their monthly premium kits!

I'll be adding these to my Farmer's Market Stash for the upcoming months! 




Sunday, May 28, 2023

Summer Adventures

 Here's a fun alternative card I made with the May 2023 Paper Pumpkin - Adventures in Color. 


 

This card is a 5x7 trifold here's the first flap inside:


In the middle I off stamped some images from the setti really make the inside as great as the outside. 

I think this is a great kit to work with, and I'll be sharing more soon. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, April 21, 2023

Cards for Dad

 


Cards for dads are always a challenge for me, but here's one that was fun to put together. Once again I have to give a shout out to Hero Arts for this fabulous black (Intensified Black) ink. It stamps perfectly on the first try every time!


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

No Line Stamping Technique

Hi Stampers, I'm back with an awesome technique and a fun, quick and easy 3-D fold. On this card I used the no line technique. If you've never tried it, it's a simple way to stamp and color a line art image so that you don't see the lines on the completed image. For this blossom! I used SU crumb cake ink and colored the flowers with Rich Razzleberry alcohol ink markers. The stamps and dies on this card are Daisy and Bugs Stamp & Cut from Hero. 


I think the image works perfectly with this foam embellishment and fun paper from my stash. I turned it into a bridge fold card for a special birthday card. This card fold uses only a half sheet of card stock costing you about .22 cents for your card base and about .15 cents for the scrapbook paper, including the shipping and tax rate in my state. Where can you get something to gift that is this beautiful for less than a dollar? Plus it's a fun hobby and a pretty safe way to spend an evening with friends! 

If you're new to stamping and looking for an inexpensive way to build your supplies, the I am going to recommend Stampin' Up!s Paper Pumpkin kit, which comes with everything you need to get started and see if you like stamping. You get a sheet with color pictures and step by step directions in each box, along with embellishments like fun ribbon or adhesive backed sparkles and all the adhesives you need to hold your cards together, for under $25/month. If you don't have a demonstrator, when you sign up for your subscription, you can choose my friend Joann Bradley, and while you're at it give her a follow on Facebook (Cards by Jo) as she shares some pretty cool looking card designs in a style that I think is a little different from mine and the things I'm drawn to.

If you're already a stamper or scrapbook enthusiast you probably have plenty of paper crafting tools and supplies in your stash, so check out My Monthly Hero kits at Hero Arts. There you can pick from a variety of kits to subscribe to. I love the premium kit because it comes with dies to match your stamps, loads of stamps, plus extra fun things like liquid watercolors and brushes, metallic inks, ink spots, my recent kit contained 4! and loads of other things. Go to their website and see what they have. Stunning!!

Don't be afraid to add subscriptions from these companies. They both make it super easy to pause or cancel your subscription at any time! 


Thanks for stopping by and if you have a moment, leave a little love below! 


Friday, April 14, 2023

Timeless Birthday




 Hi Stampers, I came across this pre-cut center step card base in my stash and it was perfect for the color combination I wanted to try with my new Hero Arts dies. The flowers in this set reminded me of vintage prints from the 70s. 

I really like giving cards that are unexpected and different and I don't think most people expect a fun card like this when they open the envelope. Here's a view of the inside:

Here are the supplies used for this card:

Cardstock: 

Stampin' Up!: Real Red, Basic White, Orchid Oasis 

Hero Arts: Kiwi 

Ink: 

Hero Arts Crimson, Butter Bar

Stampin' Up!: Orchid Oasis

Other: Fancy Flowers and Vases Stamps and Dies, Enamel Stickers, Doodles Stencil all from Hero Arts

I am really having the best experience with My Monthly Hero Premium Kits. There is so much included in each box and this is a great way to build a collection of supplies if you're new to stamping. I would highly recommend them!


Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Hero Arts Happy Birthday!


Hello again Stampers! I'm back today with a bright and fun birthday card made using stamps and dies from My Monthly Hero Premium Kit. If you know me as a stamper then you know that while I do have my favorite company products, I do love trying new things as well. I am so glad I took a chance on Hero Arts and their monthly kits. I am absolutely in love with the bold and bright inks, and the near perfect stamped images I get from their photo polymer stamps. You can believe this is a collection I plan on building! 
I love this color collection. The yellow ink I used on my card is Butter Bar and I love how clean and bright it looks! I did combine it with other inks from my SU collection that includes Polished Pink, Tahitian Tide, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather and one of my all time favorites that is sadly retired and not in the returning '23 collection - Crisp Cantaloupe. 
But can I just take a moment to tell you how much I love the Hero Inks? I'll be back this week to share more from this stunning collection that came in my kit!

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Hello Dear Friend

 I was so excited to get a few new items for my collection these past few months. But at one point I had ordered a Hello Dear Friend card kit, and this beautiful paper but forgot to add the Art Gallery stamps and dies to my order. I couldn't wait to start designing cards with this sweet paper so I used some elements from the kit to play around with some Z fold cards while I waited for those matching stamps to arrive...and these have been sitting in my stash of cards ever since, just waiting for me to grab some images and share them with you here. Do you love flowers and beautiful blooms? You're probably going to be seeing them here for a few weeks because I haven't had a chance to even use the other supplies in my new card kit, and this might be a shocker to some but I have even more flowery goodness in my Stampin' Up! shopping cart. Well if you're here you've probably stopped by to see my cards so here they are:



Isn't this Double Z Fold fun? I added space to the back to write a personal note:























Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy Birthday Box Set

 I'm so excited that there are only 3 days left until the Grand Opening of Just A Little Craft Store - and this boxed set will be in my shop there. I hope you like these double Z-Fold Cards I made!