Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards · Simon Says Stamp

Monster Birthday

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Anything Goes

We are showcasing Concord & 9th Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

I chose to use the Monster Love stamp set by Concord & 9th for this week’s challenge because I love how adorable this monster is.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Cardmaking · Craft Room · You Tube

Stamp and Die Inventory Using Evernote

Hey there!! I just wrapped up part II of my two part series on how to use Evernote for stamps and dies inventory. There’s a couple different ways to do the same thing so I thought it would be best to shoot two separate videos so it wouldn’t get too overwhelming and confusing. Evernote is REALLY easy to use, once you get the hang of it. And you can definitely get the hang of it.

There’s a couple ways to get Evernote. I use only Apple products so I can only speak of what I know. To get Evernote on an iPhone or iPad, just go to the App Store and search for Evernote. To get the Evernote app on your computer, just do the same thing, head to the app store and download it.

You can also access Evernote by going to Evernote.com. I don’t use evernote.com very often and it’s only because I started on my phone and moved on to the app on my computer and I just haven’t had any reason to use the .com.

It’s a free app. You can set up an account once you add the app to your mobile device or you can go to evernote.com to set up a new account. Depending on how much you use Evernote, the free version may be all you need. I used the free version for many years. Once I started using it for EVERYTHING, I now pay a monthly fee of $7 I think. That gives me more storage space. But check out the website for the different prices.

If you’ve never used Evernote before, I’d start out with the free version and see how you like it. That’s what I did. If you love it like I do, then you might want to upgrade so that you can inventory as much and as many supplies as you’d like.

I’m going to add both videos here, I hope they make sense to you. If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll try my best to answer them. Evernote also has a YouTube channel which shows you sooo many different ways to use the app.

Enjoy!!

Thanks for watching,

Misty

Cardmaking · Challenges · Handmade Greeting Cards · Simon Says Stamp · You Tube

Some Bunny New

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Spring Mood Board

We are showcasing Simon Says Stamp Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! You will find a list of all the products that I used as well as my process video down below.

Spring Mood Board

Ok, how flippin CUUUTE is this mood board?!? It gives me the feels just looking at all this adorable-ness.

I don’t have any new baby cards in my stash so I went in a different directions that I had originally planned. I thought I was going to use the Four Seasons Sayings stamp set and die for this challenge but as I was sitting down to start creating, I veered off course and landed on this neutral baby themed card.

I started off by creating my background first. I used the Quilted Hearts Background stamp on Fog card stock and heat embossed it with Ranger White Super Fine Detail embossing powder. Then I stamped these adorable little bunnies and chicks from the Bunny Wishes stamp set on Tim Holtz Watercolor paper using clear ink and heat embossed them with Ranger Black Super Fine embossing powder.

I colored my images using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. For the mama bunny I use Brick Beige and for the baby I used Warm Gray 2. I colored the insides of their ears and cheeks and baby’s sweet little feet with Pale Pink. I used Yellow for the chick and bow. Then I fussy cut my images.

I needed something to stamp the sentiments on since I couldn’t stamp them over the top of the heat embossed background so I dug through my dies and found this older die by MFT called Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax die which fit my images just perfectly. Using my Mini Misti I stamped my sentiments above and below where I wanted my bunnies to go.

I used Scotch 3M Foam Tape and Large Foam Squares to pop the bunnies up a little and then started to put everything together. I used Neenah Solar White 110 lb. card stock for my top folding card base. I attached my background to the card base using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Then I attached the front panel the same way.

Scroll down to see my video and a list of the supplies used.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Hero Arts WATER FLOW BRUSH PD103
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My Favorite Things STITCHED ROUNDED…
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Tombow XL MONO MULTI Liquid Glue 62195
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Best Creation BIG SQUARES 3-D Foam…
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New Releases · Simon Says Stamp

Blossoms and Butterflies

Hi friends!! There’s a brand new release at Simon Says Stamp called Blossoms and Butterflies. Just the name alone told me I was going to love it! And I do!! Check it out!

The first image will take you right to the new release. Or you can click on each individual item. Which ones are your favorite? I honestly can’t decide because I want it all!! SSS does such a fantastic job with their new releases. I always want the entire release!! But wanting and actually getting are two different things so my Wishlist will grow once again….

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Cardmaking · Challenges · Design Team · Simon Says Stamp

Inhale Confidence

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

No Designer Paper

We are showcasing Picket Fence Studios Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! You will find a list of all the products that I used as well as my process video down below.

This challenge was pretty easy for me since I don’t really use designer paper that often. However, I STILL haven’t decided which version I like best. I often ask my hubs and son for their input and sometimes I’ll even pull my Mom into it. Well I pulled all 3 of them into it this week. I asked them which version they like best, black on white sentiment or white on black.

Option A
Option B

My Mom liked one, my hubby liked the other and my son keeps changing his answer every time I ask him… So I decided to create a poll on Instgram and ask the same question. I’ve never done a poll so I thought it would be fun! Which version do YOU like best? A or B? Please let me know by commenting below or jump over to my IG account and cast your vote there.

I had a lot of fun making this card. I love Picket Fence stamps and stencils. I decided to create my own background using a stencil and some Distress Oxide inks. But before that, I stamped the beautiful Madelyn image (by Picket Fence) using Lawn Fawn’s Manatee dye ink so I’d know where to mask. I knew I wanted to heat emboss her but I thought it might cause an issue to mask if I heat embossed her first. So I just stamped her using a gray ink, masked her and then created my background. I took a stencil from my stash and ink blended Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Spun Sugar distress oxide inks on Bristol Smooth card stock.

Once my background was complete, I restamped Ms. Madelyn with clear embossing ink and heat set it with black embossing powder. Then I used more distress ink to color the image. I used Gathered Twigs for her hair and Antique Linen mixed with a little Gathered Twigs for her skin. I added a tiny bit of Victorian Velvet to her cheek and lips. I colored the flowers in her hair with Picked Raspberry and Festive Berries.

This is where I got stuck with the sentiment. I originally heat embossed the sentiment from the Exhale Worry stamp set with black embossing powder. But then I worried that it kind of got lost in the background. So then I stamped the sentiment again on black card stock and heat set it with white embossing powder. Then I couldn’t decide which one I liked better.

To finish it off, I popped the front panel up on some craft foam and adhered it to a black card base. I added a couple Onyx Crystals from Studio Katia as an embellishment.

I would LOVE to hear which one you like better. Black on white or white on black? Please comment below of jump over to my IG today and let me know!!

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE…
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Studio Katia ONYX Crystals SK2416
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Marvy Uchida JEWEL PICKER Tool 91GRC
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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EK Success CRAFT TWEEZERS Precision…
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Cardmaking · Challenges · Design Team · Simon Says Stamp

Hello Spring, Hello Bluebird

Hello and Happy Hump Day, my friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  The challenge this week is

Animal Antics

We are showcasing products from Hello Bluebird this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge.

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!!

You will find a list of all the products that I used down below.

Hello Bluebird has made it’s way into my top favorite companies. I just love their stamp sets. I didn’t do a video this week because it was basically just all coloring, but I will have a new video on how I’m storing my dies.

I ink blended Mermaid Lagoon on Bristol Smooth Card stock using an MFT stencil called Mini Cloud Edges. Then I colored my images with copic markers and fussy cut most of them out.

I heat embossed the sentiment with Platinum embossing powder. I used an old watercolor sheet for the frame that I’ve had in my stash for quite some time now and just recently found while cleaning out my craft room. Then I just started putting everything together.

To finish it off, I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen in clear to the flowers, noses and eggs and then using foam squares, I lifted the butterfly in the top left corner and also the heart that little Mr. Piggy is carrying.

  So now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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   You have until Wed  8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in

MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT PICK…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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EK Success POWDER TOOL Applicator…
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Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12…
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Hello Bluebird EASTER EGG HUNT Clear…
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Hello Bluebird EASTER EGG HUNT Die…
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Hello Bluebird SPRING BANNER SCRIPT…
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Hello Bluebird SPRING GATHERINGS…
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Lawn Fawn GRASSY BORDER Lawn Cuts…
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Mama Elephant FRAMED TAGS MADISON…
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Best Creation SMALL CIRCLES 3-D Foam…
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MERMAID…
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EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick…
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My Favorite Things MINI CLOUD EDGES…
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Hero Arts PLATINUM Embossing Powder…
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Crafter’s Companion METALLICS…
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Cardmaking · Craft Room

Organization – Die Storage

Hi crafty friends! Today I’d like to share with you how I store my dies. I just recently switched to this system as I’m updating my craft room, but I’ve been using this method for my lesser used dies for awhile now and it’s been working so I’m switching them all over to this. I’m getting rid of a tall cabinet that housed my most used dies so I had to come up with another system. This is the cabinet I was using and I loved it, but it doesn’t work in my new space.

This is an older pic but you’ll get the idea.

And this is how I’m storing them now.

So far I’m really happy with this system.

Staples Better 1.5-Inch D 3-Ring View…
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Awesome Adhesive Magnetic Sheets (12…
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Bulk Buy: Grafix Medium Weight…
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Evernote – stay organized.
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Elite 32″ Storage Cabinet
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