Tuesday, April 23, 2024

4/23/24 - Circle Saying - Graduation/Congratulation Card

 Hi everyone - today I am sharing a batch of cards that I created for John. He needed some graduation card for those PhD students and this is what I can up with.  Since there are both Men/Women graduating and I a not sure how many of each genders, I used the most neutral colors and added some red DSP just in case. The sunshine image are colored in with Watercolor Pencils with Blender Pen and Aqua Painter and I used some fun circle dies for the layering. This stamp set and coordinating punch is on sales right now as last minuet items from the Annual Catalog, be sure to grab them if you like it! 





Challenge: N/A
Stamp: Circle Saying,     
Colors: Memento Black, Stazon Black,
Paper: White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Starry Sky,      
Others: Dimension, Spotlight on Nature Dies,


Monday, April 22, 2024

4/22/2024 - Make My Monday#224 International Jazz Day - Piano with Classic Label Punch

Welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make My Monday and this week the theme is International Jazz Day and I made a piano card for this challenge. Sadly I no longer have any guitar/music dies so I have to be creative for this challenge. I saw a video from Tammy White and decided to CASE it. I happened to still have the Label Punch that I can use. My Basic Black piece is 5 x 3/1/2” and then layering Sweet Sorbet piece is bigger than that. I finished the card with a ribbon and a sentiment. I enjoyed making this card and I hope you will take the time to join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #224
Stamp: Sending Smiles  
Colors: Memento Black,
Paper: White, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Basic Black,   
Others: Dimension, Label Punch, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon,             

Friday, April 19, 2024

4/19/24 - My Time To Craft #532 Die Cuts - Share a Milkshake Thanks Friend Card

Happy Friday and glad to have you back here for another challenge with My Time To Craft and this time we are making card with lots of die cuts! I used Shared a Milkshake bundle for this fun and bright creation because they are making it’s way out at the end of April. The ice creams (x 3 flavors), spoon, and the cup are all made out of die cuts. You can even use this bundle to create ice-cream cone as well as milkshakes. Right now the stamp set and the die are HEAVILY discounted, so be sure to grab them before it’s too late. Click HERE to view.

 

 



Challenge: #532
Stamp: Share a Milkshake, Biggest Wishes
Colors: Tahitian Tide, Flirty Flamingo, Parakeet Party,  
Paper: White, Bee Mine DSP, Parakeet Party,    
Others: Dimension, Share a Milkshake Dies, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon,             

Thursday, April 18, 2024

4/18/2024 - Cardz 4 Galz #223 Movie Madness - Bee Mine Hello

Welcome back to another bi-monthly challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are using Movie Theme to make our card! I have to google (I KNOW!) what movie are related to the stamp set I have and I found the Bee Movie (cartoon). Sadly I’ve never watched it before but I guess now I would! I used the Stitched with whimsy Dies to create an irregular borders to give it some texture. The strips of DSP is cut ¾” x 3 ½”, which you can adjust to your liking. I also used Vellum for the wings and underneath put a cardstock for layering. Hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

Click HERE to purchase the retiring items – Vellum, DSP and the Stitched with Whimsy Dies are all retiring!

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The Bee Movie - Cartoon by DreamWorks


Challenge: #223
Stamp: Bee Mine,
                                                        
Colors: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight,  
Paper: White, Bee Mine DSP, Pool Party, 
Others: Dimension, Vellum, Stitched with Whimsy Dies, Bee Builder Punch, Polished Dots,        

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

4/16/2024 - Cardz 4 Guyz #345 CAS (Clean & Simple) - Brewed for You

Welcome back to another bi-monthly challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week we are making CAS – Clean & Simple card! To me, CAS is lots of space, a major focal point and not a lot of layering. I used a die from Build a Milkshake as a template to sponge a little background and the 2 beers are stamp and die cut out, to put on a layering circle piece. Brewed for you and the coordinating dies are retiring soon, so be sure grab it by end of the month! Thank you for stopping by and be sure to join us at the challenge.

BTW - time is running out to purchase any soon to be retired items, click HERE to shop! 


 


Challenge: #345
Stamp: Brewed for You                                                       
Colors: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Memento Black,
Paper: White, Orchid Oasis, 
Others: Dimension, Stitched Layering Dies, Brewed for You dies, Sponge      

Monday, April 15, 2024

4/15/2024 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #573 - Filled with Happiness with 2022-2024 In-Colors

Today at Atlantic Hearts Sketch, we have a fun sketch for you, that I turned it into a vertical orientation card for you. I know I want to use the Filled with Happiness stamp set (soon to be retired) so I *NEED* to make the sketch works for me, hahahha. So instead of the horizontal sketch, I made it into a vertical sketch by turning the sentiment. I used mostly the 2022-2024 In-colors, the DSP, the cardstock and the coloring. I first stamped the whole image onto Tahitian Tide and then just the bird image onto White and punch it out to adhere onto the Tahitian Tide piece. Hope you enjoyed this card and let’s be creative and join us at the challenge!

Click HERE to purchase the retiring items – 2022-2024 In-Colors, DSP and cardstock!  

 




Challenge: #573
Stamp: Filled with Happiness
Colors: Starry Sky, 2022-2024 In-Colors Markers,   
Paper: White, Tahitian Tide, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Parakeet Party,   
Others: Dimension, Modern Punch, Metallic Pearls,         

4/15/2024 - Sparkles Challenge #175 Flowers - Bottle of Happiness Sending a Little Message.

Welcome back to our monthly challenge here at Sparkles Challenge and this month I am the host and we are making Flower cards! I continue to use as much soon to retire items from the 2023-2024 Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog as possible. The Bottle of Happiness comes with a coordinating punch that you can make into a shaker’s card. On this card I used a bit non-traditional flower colors – Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party. I wished I didn’t stamped the bottle with Basic Gray, a bit too dark. I hope you enjoyed this cared I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge. Click HERE to purchase any soon to be retiring stamp sets!




Challenge: #175
Stamp: Bottle Of Happiness                                                        
Colors: Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party     
Paper: White, Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party,   
Others: Dimension, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Layering Circle Dies, Twine, Deckled Dies    

Thursday, April 11, 2024

4/11/2024 - As You See It #320 - Filled with Happiness (2022-2024 In-Colors)

Happy Thursday! Finally a blog post that’s not for design team! Today’s card is using As You See It #320 but sadly I missed the deadline! I am also submitting this to The Crafty Addicts to the design team application. The card used all of the 2022-2024 in-colors, before they retired for good! I used the small flower image to stamp across the card and added some sequins for interests. Hope you enjoyed the card!

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Challenge: #320
Stamp: Filled with Happiness
Colors: Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide    
Paper: White, Tahitian Tide, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Orchard Oasis, 
Others: Dimension, Modern Punch, Sequins.          

Monday, April 8, 2024

4/8/2024 - Make My Monday#223 Bird Day - Songbirds with punch,

Happy Monday and welcome back to another bi-weekly challenge here at Make My Monday and this week we are making birds card! I continue to use as much retiring stamp set/supplies as I can in most of the April’s blog post. Songbird is one of the bundle that’s retiring and the punch is heavily discounted. I used the punch to cut out the bird and the wing and adhered it onto the retiring in-colors DSP as well. I just love the music notes that we can stamp with the birdies. Hope you get some inspiration from my card and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #223
Stamp: Songbird                                                          
Colors: Tahitian Tide, Orchid Oasis, Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso,       
Paper: White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Orchid Oasis,     
Others: Dimension, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Songbird Punch,      

Friday, April 5, 2024

4/5/24 - My Time To Craft #531 Butterfly/Dragonfly - Spotlight on Nature with Tahitian Tide,

It’s Friday and another bi-weekly challenge at My Time To Craft and we are making card with butterfly/dragon fly. I am dedicating April blog posts to use mostly retiring items from Stampin’ Up. Although the stamp set is new from the 2024-2025 Annual Catalog, the color itself, - Tahitian Tide is retiring. I must be honest, this is one color that I don’t use often, I can probably count up the times used the ink pads. So I decided to go with the monochromic theme on this card. The butterfly is fuzzy cut out and don’t you just love the circle dies here? That’s one major reason I purchased this bundle for Craft Night at OnStage. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


 


Challenge: #531
Stamp: Spotlight on Nature                                                      
Colors: Tahitian Tide,     
Paper: White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, 
Others: Dimension, Spotlight on Nature Dies,   

Thursday, April 4, 2024

4/4/2024 - Cardz 4 Galz #222 Cute Animals - This Birthday Piggy Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday and it means that another challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and this week we are making cute animal card! I bought the This Birthday Piggy bundle when it was on clearance rack and finally can use it on this challenge! The image is stamped with Stazon Black and colored in with Stampin’ Markers. Each of the DSP is 1 ¾” x 3 ¾” (you can do small pieces if you like – this is a great way to use up some scraps) I layered a piece of Pool Party cardstock so the DSP is not so blended in. Hope I give you some inspiration and be sure to join us at the challenge.

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Challenge: #222
Stamp: This Birthday Piggie                                                       
Colors: Stazon Black, Pecan Pie,    
Paper: White, Bee Mine DSP, Sweet Sorbet, Pool Party,   
Others: Dimension, Playful Piggy Dies, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon, Resin Hearts, Stampin’ Markers,  

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

4/3/2024 - The Male Room #185 Embossing - Brewed for You

Happy April and welcome back to another month here with us at The Male Room and this month we are making Embossing card! There are different type of *embossing* and I decided to use the embossing folder with ink to create this background piece. I used Basic Gray ink pad and ink up the embossing folder and ran it through the machine. Then my main focal point is the beer mug that was die cut out. Starting April, I will be showcasing lots of soon to be retired stamp sets and bundle, so be sure to check out my blog this month and place any last minuet orders through my website.

 


 


Challenge: #185
Stamp: N/A                                                     
Colors: Basic Gray,  
Paper: White, Early Espresso, In-Colors DSP (retired), 
Others: Dimension, 2 3/8” Circle Punch, Brick Embossing Folder, Brewed Dies,     

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

4/2/2024 - Cardz 4 Guyz #344 Kraft/Red/Blue - Songbird with 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the our first challenge in April for Cardz 4 Guyz and this challenge we are making card using Kraft/Blue/Red colors. Instead of using Kraft, I used Crumb Cake from Stampin’ Up and 2 different shades of Blue – from the 2022-2024 In-Colors. Although there are red DSP, red twine and hearts, I think this card is still perfect to send to any guys. The birdie is punch out with the coordinating punch and sadly I used Starry Sky so it’s hard to see the eyes that I stamped for the birdie, oops! I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.


 


 

Challenge: #344
Stamp: Songbird                                                      
Colors: Pecan Pie, Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide, Sweet Sorbet   
Paper: White, Starry Sky, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Crumb Cake, 
Others: Dimension, He’s the Men Dies, Songbird Builder Dies, Twine,

Monday, April 1, 2024

4/1/2024 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #571 - Thank You with Everyday Thanks / 2022-2024 In-Colors

We have a wonderful sketch for you this week with Atlantic Hearts Sketch and this is the perfect way to showcase some of the wonderful DSP. I used the soon to be retiring colors (2022-2024) paper for this sketch. Each strips is cut at 1” x 3 1/2” and the layering white piece is 5 ½” by ?? (cut down to size). I also used the Timeless Arrangement Dies to cut out some flower/accents pieces. Hope you can join us at the challenge!

 



Challenge: #571
Stamp: Everyday Thanks,                                                      
Colors: Starry Sky,
Paper: White, 2022-2024 In-Colors DSP, Starry Sky, 
Others: Dimension, Everyday Details Dies, Timeless Arrangement Dies, Sequins.    

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

3/27/2024 - Christmas Craft Creation March 2024 Designer Paper - Merry Christmas

Hello, today is the last Wednesday of the month so it’s another challenge here at Christmas Craft Creation and this month we are making cards with Designer / Pattern Paper. I pulled out my Garden Walk DSP that I purchased last year from the Mini Winter Catalog from Stampin’ Up and decide to use it. Although it doesn’t have pointsets on the DSP, it’s still okay, right?! I used the Many Wishes stamp set (again!) and stamped the sentiment with 2 different colors on the DSP. Hope you enjoyed this card and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 

 


Challenge: March 2024
Stamp: Many Wishes,                                             
Colors: Wild Wheat, Poppy Parade,    
Paper: White, Garden Walk DSP,    
Others: Dimension, Red/Green Pearls, Radiated Dies,    

Monday, March 25, 2024

3/25/2024 - Make My Monday#222 Transportation - Submarine Life

Welcome back to another Make My Monday and this week we are making Transportation card. I have this awesome Submarine Bundle from Stampin’ Up that I think it’s perfect for this theme! I created a underwater scene for my cute submarine. I stamped the sand with Early Espresso on Crumb Cake and added seaweed, some bubbles and a cute sentiment. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #222
Stamp: Submarine Life,                                                     
Colors: Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Basic Gray, Early Espresso,   
Paper: White, Cheerful Daisy DSP, Crumb Cake, Orchid Oasis, 
Others: Dimension, Submarine Punch, Everyday Detail Dies, Wink a Sella    

Friday, March 22, 2024

3/22/24 - My Time To Craft #530 Mixed Colored Florals - Timeless Arrangement

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy and crazy week but I am happy to share a card with you today at My Time To Craft with a theme of Mixed Colored Florals. Instead of stamping flowers and colored them in, I decided to use the die cuts from Floral Arrangement for this. I used Crumb Cake to create a planter box and die cut out flowers with different cardstock. The black frame is a left over piece from Prerenal Postage Dies. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge!






Challenge: #530
Stamp: Timeless Arrangement                                                    
Colors: Pretty Peacock,  
Paper: White, Cheerful Daisy DSP, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink,   
Others: Dimension, Prerenal Postage Dies, Timeless Arrangement Dies, Pearls, Linen thread,  

Thursday, March 21, 2024

3/21/2024 - Cardz 4 Galz #221Spring Flowers with dies/punches - Painted Lavendar

Happy Thursday! Today at Cardz 4 Galz we are making spring cards using dies! I used the oh so popular Painted Lavendar. I stamped the image 3 times with different shades of purple and then cut it out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut out  some branches to layer on the bottom. To finish the card, I added ribbons as well as the butterfly accents, I put a piece of cardstock as a layering to give it a differnet look. I hope you can join us at the challenge and share your creation!  

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Challenge: #221
Stamp: Painted Lavender                                                  
Colors: Blackberry Bliss, Berry Burst, Fresh Fressia,          
Paper: White, Softly Stippled DSP, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Blackberry Bliss 
Others: Dimension, Ribbon, Butterfly Accents, Painted Lavender Dies, 

Monday, March 18, 2024

3/18/2024 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #569 - Country Bouquets Love You & Miss You

Hi Hi – Welcome back everyone to the Atlantic Hearts Sketch and today I have a masculine heart card for you! When I saw the sketch, I knew I want to use Country Bouquets for this and make a Happy Birthday card for my God-Father in Taiwan. I stamped the 2 step stamping images with Wild Wheat and Lost Lagoon, according to the color listed on the DSP and added a sentiment. In my culture, it is hard to say I love you and I miss you in general so I thought stamping that sentiment is just perfect for let him know. I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


 


Challenge: #569
Stamp: Country Bouquet                                                 
Colors: Wild Wheat, Lost Lagoon,         
Paper: White, Softly Stippled DSP, 
Others: Perennial Postage Dies, Metallic Pearls,   

Friday, March 15, 2024

3/15/2024 - Sparkles Challenge #174 Sweet Treats - Share a Milkshake

Welcome back to another monthly challenge here at Sparkle Buddies and this month we are making Sweet Treats card! I knew I have to pull out the bundle – Share a Milkshake for this. I created a yummy root beer floats with 2 scoops of ice-cream, I sponge the background with Pool Party and then added the lattice I cut out. I also stamped the flying hearts in 2 different colors. Hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 

 


Challenge: #174
Stamp: Share a Milkshake                                           
Colors: Granny Apple Green, Azrael Afternoon, Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet,  
Paper: White, Bee Mine DSP, Sweet Sorbet, Daffodil Delight,   
Others: Dimension, Share a Milkshake Dies, Silver Paper,   

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

3/12/24 - CASE-ing Tuesday #451 - Filled with Happiness Happy Birthay

Happy Tuesday! Been awhile since I participated in CASE-ing Tuesday challenge and I had a great time creating this card. Filled with Happiness stamp set wasn’t on my radar until I saw lots of cute samples, I know, I am a sucker like that, haha. It coordinates with a punch to make a fast and easy card. I used a different sentiment for the orange/lemon image. Those are colors in with Stampin’ Markers and I added some Wink a Stella for it. Hope you enjoyed this card!

 


Challenge: #451
Stamp: Filled with Happiness                                                   
Colors: Memento Black, Daffodil Delight/Flirty Flamingo/Old Olive/Granny Apple Green Markers       Paper: White, Bee Mine DSP, Sweet Sorbet 
Others: Dimension, Modern Oval Punch, Hearts/Flowers Adhesive, Sweet Sorbet Ribbon

Monday, March 11, 2024

3/11/2024 - Make My Monday#221 - Spring with Painted Lavender/Perennial Postage

Happy Monday and today at Make My Monday we are making spring cards!! I can just feel it that the nice weather will be coming our way soon. I used the Painted lavender to create a Mother’s Day card so I will have something on hand when it comes. I didn’t used any images but instead I used the die cuts to create a bouquet of flowers and finished it with a twine and some sequins. Thank you for stopping by and please join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #221
Stamp: Perennial Postage,                                               
Colors: Blackberry Bliss,        
Paper: White, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Fresh Freesia,  
Others: Perennial Postage Dies, Painted Lavender Dies, Twine, Sequins,         

Friday, March 8, 2024

3/9/24 - My Time To Craft #529 Fantasy - Leprechaun Hat

Happy Friday! Today’s theme at My Time To Craft is Fantasy and I created a Leprechaun hate card for this. I don’t have any stamp sets related to the theme so I have to be creative with my card. I saw a tutorial online from Stampastic Design and decided to CASE it. The 4 leaves clover is from punching out the small hearts from the cut out pieces and I also used a circle dies. Hope you enjoyed this creative card and hope that you can join us at the challenge.  

  • Mark 1” from both side of cardstock
  • Also mark 1” from the bottom of the card, draw a line across
  • Cut at the 1” until the line, on both side
  • Voila, you have a base of the hate
  • Round the corner and the Basic Black piece is 1” x 3 ½”
  • Decorate as you wish 

 


Challenge: #529
Stamp: N/A                                               
Colors: N/A      
Paper: Evening Evergreen, Crushed Curry, Basic Black,   
Others: Layering Circles, Pearls, Mini Heart Punch, Corner Rounder,        

Thursday, March 7, 2024

3/7/2024 - Cardz 4 Galz #220 Use Some Green - Timeless Arrangement

Happy Thursday and first challenge for the month here at Cardz 4 Galz and we are making use some green card and as you can see, I went a little overboard! I pulled out some of my retired green cardstock for this and used Timeless Arrangement to die cut out all the leaves and created a wrath around the sentiment piece. I also added a layer of DSP and finished with some green dots. Hope this gives you a little inspiration and please join us at the challenge!

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Challenge: #220
Stamp: Timeless Arrangement,                                            
Colors: Granny Apple Green,   
Paper: White, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Old Olive, 
Others: Dimension, Timeless Arrangement, Green Dots,  

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

3/6/2024 - The Male Room #184 Food/Drinks - Share a Milkshake

Welcome to March and our monthly challenge here at The Male Room and we are making Food/Drinks card. I am not sure if my wonderful milkshake is considered a food, but I think it is, right?! It’s still pretty chilly here in the Chicagoland area and the California girl in me already can’t wait for spring to come so I am made a yummy milkshake card for this challenge. I love the 2 step stamping for the glass, which I used Crumb Cake and Pecan Pie for it. I stamped 3 ice-cream with different colors, they might not represent actual flavors but I though they looked great together! Hope this give you some inspiration and be sure to join us at the challenge, see you there!

 


 


Challenge: #184
Stamp: Share a Milkshake                                         
Colors: Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist, Azure Afternoon, Pecan Pie, Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade,
Paper: White, Softly Stippled DSP, Pecan Pie,   
Others: Dimension, Share a Milkshake Dies, Dots,        

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

3/5/2024 - Cardz 4 Guyz #342 Namesake Day - Everyday Detail (P is for Paper, Plants, Flower Pots)

Happy Tuesday and welcome back to another Cardz 4 Guyz challenge and this week we are making P is for Paper, Plants and Flower Pot (from my name, Pam). I wanted to see if I can make this Everyday Detail into a masculine card. Just because it’s flower pot, it doesn’t have to be just for girls, right?! The DSP I used is gear toward the more guys’ color, blue and yellow. I also added some gold sequins instead of pearls. What do you guys think? Did I successfully make the challenge? I hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today and be sure to join us at the challenge.

 


Challenge: #342
Stamp: Everyday Details,                                              
Colors: Lost Lagoon, Old Olive/Calypso Coral/Crushed Curry Markers   
Paper: White, Inked Botanical DSP, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry,     
Others: Dimension, Everyday Detail Dies, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, 1 3/8” Circle Punch, Neutral Sequins,      

Monday, March 4, 2024

3/4/2024 - Atlantic Hearts Sketch #567 - Cheerful Daisy Birthday Card

We are back here with another Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and this week I have a wonderful creation using Cheerful Daisy Bundle, or mostly just the dies! The dies are truly wonderful, you can die cut multiple layers of the flowers and put them together and that’s exactly what I did here, I sponged the to layers with Daffodil Delights. I love the 2 different type of leaves and branches I can use here. I also sponged the background with yellow. Hope you enjoyed this card I am sharing today using the sketch and be sure to join us!

 


 

Challenge: #567
Stamp: Cheerful Daisy                                               
Colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive,      
Paper: White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral,
Others: Dimension, Cheerful Daisy Dies, Sponge, Solid Gems.