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Happy Mother’s Day ~ Thinking of You

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers out there! For this card, I got inspired by Altenew’s color challenge. I was super excited to finally be playing with this stamp set, and I feel like it was for the perfect occasion. I miss and think of my mom often, so I feel like my sentiment was more fitting for me than Happy Mother’s Day.

Thank you for spending some of your time with me. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Altenew Blooming Tulips
    • Die: Unity Stamp On My Mind Die
    • Ink: Altenew Pale Mauve and Grape Agate; Gina K Designs Sweet Mango, Honey Mustard, Light Spruce, and Medium Spruce

BYSHC Falling for the Holidays ~Merry Chrismoose

Happy crafty Sunday! I’m back for Day 3 of BYSHC Falling for the Holidays! It’s where you link up any Christmas/winter/holiday card for a chance to win some prizes from some awesome sponsors. Check out BYSHC’s Blog for the full details and that’s also where you link up your cards!

I’m sharing a card using our sponsors Unity Stamp and Gina Marie Designs. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut Unity Stamp Merry Chrismoose Cuddlebug Stamp. I stamped and die cut out the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Ornamental Christmas set. I die cut out a circle with vellum to put behind the moose to cut down a bit of the busyness of the plaid cardstock and lastly I added some embellishments from Gina Marie Designs.

Thank you for visiting! I hope this card has inspired you to start on your Christmas cards! A couple of months left before Christmas is here. Don’t forget to link up your Christmas cards on BYSHC Blog.

BYSHC Christmas in July 2022 ~ Warm Wishes

It’s day 4 of BYSHC Christmas in July, and I’m sharing this fun card using our wonderful sponsor Unity Stamp stamp from their May Kit of the Month. This card was inspired by Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #7, which needed to include stars.

First, I stamped the image onto a white cardstock. I used the residual ink to stamp a second image and fussy cut it out. I used it as my masking paper by adding some Tombow removable adhesive. I had a star stencil I created with Cricut a really long time ago, and used that for my background. I ink blended with Gina K Designs Blue Denim and add some Deco foil transfer gel duo in some areas over the star stencil. I had some loose silver foil that I rubbed in to give it some shine.

I stamped the sentiment from our Sponsor Gina K Designs Winter Whimsy stamp set and removed the masking paper. I attached my sheet on a silver foil cardstock for my mat and attached everything on to Gina K Designs Blue Denim cardstock. I glued everything to an A2 card and it’s done.

Thank you for popping by! I hope you join us at BYSHC Linky Party. You have until July 29th to join us. Stop by tomorrow for another simple card.


Hi friends! I’m sharing my second BYSHC Sketch Challenge #24 card. I was finally able to color up the Unity Stamp Joy, Peace & Comfort Mug after getting it as a freebie. I paired it with Recollections Red & White Christmas Paper Pad and added some Gina K Designs Silver Prismatic Glitter in the snowflake.

I hope this inspires you to play with us at BYSHC facebook. The sketch challenge will last until the end of the month so there’s still plenty of time. We will also be having a Christmas in July Linky Party from July 22nd to the 29th where you can link up any holiday card for a chance to win some awesome prizes from a bunch of wonderful sponsors. So start preparing to join in for some fun and crafty inspirations.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back soon!

BYSHC #24 ~ Snow Globe

Happy Friday! It’s the start of the new month, which means it’s a new sketch with BYSHC! It’s another fun sketch using up scraps of patterned paper.

Be sure to check out the BYSHC Blog and BYSHC Facebook group for other inspirations from the design team. Join us by adding a photo in the album in the Facebook group for a chance to win a prize. The sketch challenge will last until July 31st.

I used some patterned paper scraps from Echo Park Winter Magic Paper Pad with the snow globe from Unity Stamp Advent Calendar 2021 for this card. I stamped the image with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and colored with copic markers. I added some spots in the background with Gina K Designs Soft Stone Ink and Iuile Watercolors Stardust and layered the piece of a light blue cardstock.

I used a dark navy for my base and added the two pieces of patterned paper. Additionally, I added a sliver of silver foil cardstock over the joining between the two pieces of paper to give it a finished look. Next, I layered my square piece on top.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant Holiday Messages stamp set onto a light blue cardstock and attached it on the bottom right corner.

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas Day 7

One more day left to join us at BYSHC Spring into Christmas Linky Party! All you have to do is link up a Christmas/winter/holiday card on the blog and you get a chance to win an awesome prize from one of our awesome sponsors. You have until tomorrow 11:59 PDT to link up your card.

Our sponsor Not 2 Shabby has this free digital image in her shop so if you like what you see, grab it now. I added this image on Microsoft word and printed it out. I stamped sponsor Unity Stamp Mustache and Ho Ho Ho image from Advent Calendar 2021 into the middle of the cup. I colored the image with Copic markers and used white gel pen to make the mustache white since Santa has a white beard.

I used Sponsor Gina K Designs Master Layouts 5 stitched rectangle to die cut 6 pieces of white cardstock , cardstock with the image, acetate, and the Recollections Christmas Vellum Paper. For the white cardstocks, I basically cut them all where the stitches are to try to make them as even as possible to make my frame. To make my shaker card I layered two white frames, my frame with the image, acetate, and 4 more white frames from top to bottom. I then poured in my embellishments from Sponsor Twiddler’s Nook and some translucent stars from Recollections. I glued the vellum over a white cardstock and then glued it over the frame. Since I was going to make my shaker card a bit wonky and tilted, I decided to use Whimsy Stamps Wonky Stitched Rectangle Die Set to cut out my red base layer. I attached everything on to my white card and I was done.

Hopefully this has inspired you join us. Even if you don’t join us, you should still check out the blog and see all the beautiful inspirations. Come back tomorrow for the cards I have for the last day. Thank you for stopping by.

BYSHC Spring into Christmas ~ Day 1

Hi friends!! Who’s excited for the first day of BYSHC Spring into Christmas 2022 Linky Party? Join us by creating a Christmas, Hanukkah, or winter card and link it up on BYSHC Blog. We have some awesome sponsors with wonderful prizes this Spring. Check the blog for more inspirations and details.

For my first card, I used products from two of our wonderful sponsors. My background was created with Gina K Designs Blue Raspberry, Blue Lagoon, and Passionate Pink ink. I inked my cubes on acetate, sprayed some water on the acetate, and smooshed the ink onto watercolor paper. After it dried, I heat embossed the snowflakes from Unity Stamp Advent Calendar 2021 with Gina K Designs Embossing Ink and Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder. I die cut out the background and purple mat with Gina K Designs Master Layouts 1 Die Set.

I stamped the Unity Stamp Mug from the Advent Calender 2021, colored the mug with Gina K Designs Wild Lilac ink, and fussy cut it out. I actually added some Inkon 3 Liquid Pixie Dust on the mug, but it wouldn’t show through the photo. It is very glittery in person✨. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Sunny Studio Merry Mice with Gina K Designs Wild Lilac Ink to match the mug color.

The Linky Party will last from April 22nd – 29th. Don’t forget to link up a card for a chance to win a prize. I can’t wait to see what you create! Come back tomorrow for another holiday card!

Aging Graze-fully

Happy Wednesday! I’m sharing a simple, masculine, birthday card! I personally think masculine cards are hard to make, but this was so simple and fast to create. I stamped the image and added distress ink around the buffalo. I die cut out a brown cardstock, patterned paper, and the white cardstock with the buffalo on it. I attached everything together and added the sentiment and embellishments. Lastly, I made a matching envelope by stamping the buffalo on the envelope.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Unity Stamp Aging Graze-Fully
    • Die: Pink & Main Rectangles Set
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Dark Chocolate Ink, Distress Ink Vintage Photo
    • Other: Jen Hadfield Puffy Dots, My Mind’s Eye Paper Pad

So happy you dropped by. I hope you like this masculine card.

Card for Ukraine

Hello friends! I’m joining Color Hues and Mod Squad’s #cardsforukraine challenge to show support for Peace in Ukraine. The challenge involves using Ukraine’s flag colors, BlueandYellow. I thought this sentiment was very fitting since for the past week I’ve seen so much support for Ukraine from the crafting community. Any small support counts.

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp: Gina K Designs Time to Coast, Unity Stamp Words of Hope (sentiment)
    • Dies: Gina K Designs Master Layout 1, Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles Set 1
    • Stencil: Waffle Flower Sunburst Stencil
    • Ink: Gina K Designs Sweet Corn, Wild Dandelion, Blue Denim, Blue Raspberry, Obsidian Amalgam Ink
    • Paper: Recollections Midnight Navy, Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion

Thank you for stopping by and I hope the card inspires you. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Birthday

Happy Friday! For Day 20 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Color Challenge, I decided to color up this adorable giraffe from Unity Stamp Co. I started die cutting a patterned paper and a piece of white cardstock with Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles Set. I stamped the Unity Stamp Cuddlebug Giraffe onto the white cardstock and water color the image. I stamped the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Birthday Messages Stamp Set above the giraffe and added some embellishments. That’s all!

Thank you for stopping by! Have an ink-credible day!!