Friday, December 9, 2016

Mini Snowflake Notebook

Hello stamping friends! Today I have a simple gift idea for you that is perfect for the big and littles in your life. Sometimes it's nice to have some quick gifts on hand and this one is just that. I also appreciate useful gifts and love stationary, so a pairing with beautiful stamps from Inspired By Stamping was just the thing. Let's get started!
The supplies that you'll need are stamp sets of your choice, I ended up loving the snowflakes so much I just used Snowflake Wonder but had also pulled out Festive Greetings just in case, some cardstock, copy paper, a needle, some embroidery thread, embossing powder and ink and a paper piercer.
For the mini notebook size I made you will cut the copy paper, which will be the pages, to 4x6". Cut the cover just slightly larger.The first step is to stamp and emboss your mini notebook cover and card front. I used silver embossing powder.
To bind the notebook place the pages onto the back of the cover and use small binder clips to hold them in place. Using a paper piercer pierce holes along the center spine. Using embroidery thread use a simple saddle stitch to sew the binding of the notebook. Once done, gently bend in half and use a bone folder to reinforce the crease.

Once you have your notebook bound assemble the card and embellish! I used some more embroidery thread for my bows and sequins. A nice pen completes this little gift ensemble.
This gift is also suitable to slip into an envelope and mail, though you may want to omit the pen in that case ;)
I hope this inspired you for an easy gift idea. I plan on making several of these to give out this year and I just love that the snowflakes are Christmasy but winter themed too! Thanks for stopping by!
Versamark ink
Zing! Embossing Silver Glitter powder
Copy Paper
Blue Cardstock
Ranger Heat It Tool
Embroidery Thread
Paper Piercer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Hello! I love wreaths so I was happy to use this image for my card share today.

This image is called (H290) Stylistic Wreath. I stamped it onto white cardstock and colored it with colored pencils. I then trimmed out the image and added some gold sequins. I really like making flat Christmas cards so they are easy to mail!
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Christmas Ornament Card

Hi! Today I have a fun card to share with you that could be a fun little gift too. A card that has a detachable ornament! For full instructions go visit the Chameleon Pens blog HERE.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Victorian Christmas

Hi! I've got a pretty Victorian inspired image from Art Neko to share with you today.

This image is called By The Fireplace On Christmas Eve. Such a sweet scene :) I stamped it in black in and then used colored pencils to color. The pretty foiled paper is called Gold Poinsetta on a Field of White. I layered some patterned paper underneath and added a strip of ribbon. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Great Impressions Monthly Challenge

Hi! Today I have a challenge card to share with you! This is a fun Christmas image that I just couldn't resist.

I stamped the image in Versafine Onyx black ink and colored with Faber Castelle Polychromos pencils. The image is called (F638) Christmas Cows and the matching sentiment is (E902) Do You Herd. A bit of twine tied in a bow for embellishment.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Surprise Hop!

Hello, my friends! Welcome to a SPECIAL SURPRISE blog hop for my dear friend, Julie Odil! Julie was recently diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, so this hop is our way of letting her know that we are here for her. You should have come here from Katie Skiff If you didn't, please hop over to THIS POST for a complete list of participants! Along with this hop, there is a special release digital stamp set and paper pack from the MHKDesigns Etsy shop designed specifically for sending get well cards to those struggling with different forms of cancer. The colors of the paper pack are lavender (all cancers awareness), lime green (lymphoma awareness), pink (breast cancer awareness), teal (ovarian cancer awareness), and peach (cervical cancer awareness)

Julie and I are the Great Impressions stamp DT so I used some stamps from Great Impressions for her card. The image is called (G454) Rose Trio and the sentiment is (B176) Thoughts.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, friends! I know that Julie need our support now more than ever, so let's band together and show her that we are here for her! Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Lorie Ames. Thanks for joining us!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Branch

Hello stamping friends. Today I have a blast from the past Christmas card. 

I used the super cute Branch with Bulbs (H216) image and colored it with Copics. I then trimmed it out with scissors and a craft knife. I love how the sentiment is part of the image. I added some lace and sparkles to make it special. I hope you like it!

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Monday, November 28, 2016

The Muse Of Fall

Hello! Today I have an autumn card to share with you using an Art Neko image. When I saw this image I just fell in love with it and was so excited to watercolor it. The Muse of Fall is the perfect name for it!

I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then watercolored it using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I wanted her to look like the autumn leaves and that they were flowing out of her. Hopefully I achieved that feel!

I stamped the sentiment using one of the 4 seasons Kanji and English. I kept the rest pretty simple with just some paper layering as I really wanted the image to shine. I hope you enjoyed my card! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mini Snowflake Garland

Hello! With Christmas quickly approaching it's time to start decorating our homes to celebrate the season. Today I have a simple but pretty home decor idea that could easily be added to containers you already have. 
I pulled out the brand new Snowflake Wonder set and first stamped the two bigger snowflakes several times and under one stamped the "Noel" sentiment. I stamped in Versamark ink so I could heat emboss with silver glitter embossing powder.
I then trimmed them each out and punched a small hole in the top of each one and threaded some baker's twine through each of them to create a mini garland. Then I tied it onto a decorative pitcher that is filled with some Christmas foliage.
I love how it dresses up any type of container you have. I hope you'll try making your own mini garland to enjoy this season with!
Versamark Ink
White Cardstock
Zing! Silver Glitter Embossing Powder
Turquoise Baker's Twine

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving Place Setting

Hello! Today I have a project up on the Chameleon blog with full instructions on how to make a pretty Thanksgiving table setting. Please go check it out HERE.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Christmas Shaker Card Gift

Today I have a fun idea for a Christmas gift! A shaker card that is also the gift! For full instructions go visit the Chameleon Pens blog HERE.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Hello! I have an autumn inspired card to share with you today!

The sentiment is called (E900) More Than Nice and the pretty flowers are (G472) Sunflower Background. Sometimes I forget that you can stamp on colored paper, not just white! I added some machine stitching and sequins to finish it off.

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