Sunday, June 3, 2018

Things are Looking up!


Today I’m sharing a super, too cute, over the top adorable stamp set from La La Land, called Things are Looking Up.

I masked off my grouping of stamped images with Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper in order to color in the background with my Distress Brushes and Distress Oxide Inks in Broken China and Peeled Paint.  I’ve really enjoyed learning this technique with masking images and brushing on background color.  The Gina Marie Designs Wonky Stitched Rectangle Dies adds just the right touch to finish off the card.

To check out another card I did with this technique, click here.

Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

O-Fish-Ally Over the Hill

Good afternoon, everyone!  It’s Stacy here with a card I made for my father-in-law’s upcoming birthday.  He and my husband are big time fishermen.  They love to hunt and fish as much as they can.  My husband even has 6 of his “monster trophies” up on the wall in his man cave.  His dad took him fishing as soon as he was able to walk, so it’s in his blood.  So when Art Impressions came out with this stamp set, Reel Great Guys, I knew I just had to have it.  It is the spitting image of my husband and his dad crammed into a small fishing boat trying to catch that next “monster”.  
I used my Distress Oxide inks and the new Distress Brushes by Tim Holtz.  After I stamped the image on a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock, I masked it off with a piece of Inkadinkadoo Masking Paper. I then used the inks and the brushes, sweeping them from side to side, to create the green/blue waters of Minnesota and the clear blue summer sky.  Next, I carefully removed the mask and colored the image in with my Copic markers.  I popped up the “monster” fish with foam squares so it looked it was fiercely jumping out of the water.   I used my MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out the panel, which I mounted on a panel of gold mirror cardstock and a piece of hunter green cardstock, both from my stash.  I stamped the images from the stamp set with Versa Fine Black Onyx ink.

Thanks so much for visiting,

Here is my hubby with one of his prized catches

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

You Are Too Kind

Good Afternoon!  I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Sunday.  Today I have a super sweet card featuring the Kindness Matters stamp set by Neat & Tangled.  There are so many great messages in this stamp along with some icons that round out this must have stamp set.

I used the new Catherine Pooler Inks that will be coming to Scrapping for Less very soon……keep an eye for them.

Thanks for visiting,


All products used were purchased from Scrapping for Less:

Neat & Tangled Kindness Matters Stamp set

Catherine Pooler Inks:  Midnight, Bellini, Mint to Be, and Sweet Sixteen

MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies

Lucky Dip Foam Tape

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew

Scotch Painter’s Tape


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

10 Cards Doodlebug Down on the Farm

Hello!  I’m just “chicken” in! 
 Ha ha ha

Isn’t the Down on the Farm collection by Doodlebug one of their cutest collections ever?  

I had a chance to preview this collection at Creativation this year. I could barely stand the wait before I could get it into my little hands. 

I plan to make a lot of cards with it, or until I get sick of it. But I don’t see that happening any time soon. 
It’s toooooo cute!!

For these 10 cards I used the icon stickers, the enamel sprinkles shapes, the 6x6 paper pad, several doodlepop 3D stickers, the odds & ends die cuts, the chit chat die cuts and the one cut apart sheet from the big 12x12 collection pack. I pulled in some matching solid colored cardstock from my stash. I used Nuvo Glossy Drops in Black and Bubblegum to add a little something-something.   

I hope you like them and find some inspiration. 

All products used were purchased from 

Thanks for visiting,

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Birthday Wishes with Avery Elle

Good Morning!  Hello, it's Stacy here from Craftaholicmomma up on the SFL blog today with an adorable birthday card.  I'm trying to build up my stash of birthday cards since right now we are in between holidays.

I was sent this absolutely too cute stamp set as part of my Design Team package.  It is called Party Pals by Avery Elle.  OMG!  It made me squeell with delight when I pulled it out of the package.  My niece loves kitties so I'll save it for her birthday.

I decided to try my hand at making a scene with the two kitties and the banner.  I colored them up with my Copic markers.  I've been practicing coloring and blending, and although I feel a tad bit more confident with my coloring, I know I still have much more to learn.  I've never taken a coloring class before.  I've thought about it, but never jumped right in.  Is there a class out there that you think I should try?  If so, leave me a comment below and I'll go check it out.

One thing I use my alcohol markers for is to tint embellishments like clear bling and such.  And that is what I did on this card.  I wanted some bling to match my peachy colored cardstock, that I also colored with my markers.  So, I took the same omatching marker and colored my Pink n Main Glossy Silver Dots to make them match the cardstock.  Brilliant!!  If you haven't tried this, you really must.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you like my card,


All items used were purchased from Scrapping for Less:
Copic Markers:  YG06, YG05, RV42, R22, R20, C1, C3, C5, B00
MFT Black & White Stripe 6x6 paper pad
Sunny Studio Classic Gingham 6x6 paper pad
Avery Elle Party Pals stamp set
Pink and Main Glossy SIlver Dots
Gina K Stitched Ovals- Large and Small
MFT Extreme Black ink pad

Friday, April 27, 2018

“The Colors of Spring”-April’s Flavor of the Month Card Kit

Hello to all our wonderful Flavor of the Month fans! 

We are back this month with some 
wonderful products in our kit!
 Echo Park, Stampendous, Sunny Studio, and 
Stamping Bella to name a few! 
As always we are so very happy to design this and 
all kits for you and so this month we bring you 
"The Colors of Spring!" 

We have our wonderful Design Team and several guest designers 
joining us again this month so you will 
definitely want to find inspiration from these 
amazingly talented ladies. 

So make sure to check out 
to purchase your kit
 and also make sure that you enter 
the Rafflecopter for a chance 
to win some past Flavor of the Month products. 

Introducing the Colors of Spring 
Flavor of the Month Card Kit:

For the Blog Hop I have 4 cards that I made using all 4 collections and all 4 sketches. The only items I pulled in from stash were a few dies. This kit is so jam packed and full of gorgeous products you really don’t need anything else to make some fantastic cards. 

Next up is:

Stop back to the SFL blog to enter into the Rafflecopter drawing to win some fabulous prizes. 

Thanks for hopping along,

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rainbow Bright by Sunny Studio

Hello, today I have 29 Birthday cards I made using Sunny Studio’s new 6x6 Papers. I just LOVE the bright rainbow colors, perfect for birthdays!  I used a sketch from Operation Write Home for a few of them. The remainder I just threw them together. I hope you like them. 

Oh, by the way, did I mention I only used 10 sheets of the pattern paper?  Yup!  Only 10 sheets. 

This is what I had left for scraps. 6 pieces 3/4” Square. 
10 cards made with this Operation Write Home Sketch #79

Products used:  Many were purchased from 
Scrapping for Less

Sunny Studio Rainbow Bright 6x6 Papers
MFT Rainbow Stripes 6x6 Paper (black/white stripe)
MFT Celebrate Big Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Big Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
MultiCraft Forever in Time #SS850J Butterfly Blast stickers
Stampin’ Up ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific 
       Point, and Gumball Green
VersaFine Black Onyx ink
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
The Paper Studio Heart Punch
Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen
Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sparkling Clear Sequins

Thanks for visiting,

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Doodlebug Down on the Farm Shadow Box

I recently just moved into a new house. I have a craft room for the first time ever!  So I thought I would start making shadow boxes to decorate my new room. I decided I would make a new one with each of the Doodlebug releases from now on.    I used the Down on the Farm to make my first one. I think this is going to be a great idea to decorate my room and show my love for Doodlebug. 

I used the 12x12 collection pack for the “grass”.  Everything is else is from the Icon Sticker Sheet and the Odds & Ends die cuts.   The clouds were die cut from a Paper Smooches die. All products were purchased from Scrapping for Less

Thanks for visiting and 
keep watching for the next shadow box. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Enjoy the Rainbow

Hello, I am  up on the Scrapping For Less Blog today with a sneak peek of the April Flavor of the Month Card Kit.

If you want to make sure you reserve yourself a kit, then go to the Flavor of the Month Card Kit page and sign up for a subscription.

I hope you like this cute little frog floating in an umbrella.

Thanks for visiting,


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Get Well Card with The Greeting Farm


It's been such a long time since I wrote a blog post.  Long story short, we bought our very first house!  We looked at it in December 2017, made an offer New Year's Day and closed on it March 1, 2018.  We took the whole month of March to move, as we were in no hurry to get out of our old place.  Due to the packing and moving I needed to take March off from crafting and blogging.  

You can bet I surely missed it.  There were many days and nights I craved to be in my new craft room playing will all of my toys.  This week I've been able to get in and do some crafting, amongst all the boxes and chaos.  

I was sent this Greeting Farm Get Well stamp set as part of my Scrapping for Less Design Team package.  I thought I would make a Get Well card. 

 There is a lot of flu and illnesses still going around here in Minnesota, so I thought it might come in handy to cheer someone up. 

I plan to enter this card into the Monthly Card Sketch Challenge over at the Scrapping for Less Show 'n Share facebook group.

I used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color the Nurse.  
My Brother Scan N Cut cut her out in an oval shape and
 the accompanying oval layer shape perfectly.  
The 6x6 pattern paper I used is from the Echo Park "The Story of Us" collection.  
The three dots in the upper right hand corner were made with my Nuvo Drops in the color Dandelion.
All of my supplies were purchased from Scrapping for Less.

Thanks for visiting,