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Sassy New Mommy Cards

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Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing two cards I made for the B is for the Birds & the Bees Challenge on the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers blog. I found this fun blog a few weeks ago and I just love making cards with a little sass.

Both of the cards I made are pocket cards and they measure 5 x 5 inches each.

I added blank tags on the inside with lots of space to write a message.

The images I used are vintage images I found on Pinterest. I added a bit of sass in the messages on each card.

The paper collection I used was the Petticoats & Pinstripes collection by Lori Whitlock/Echo Park.

I decorated each card with a flower cluster, tulle and pearl dots.

Lastly, I created dimension by adding pop dots to multiple layers of each card.

This was a fun challenge and you can still play along at the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stamper blog here.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards!


Scrapbook Love

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Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout I created for my youngest nice. I love scrapbooking memories and gifting memory gifts so this is the start of her album.

I absolutely love how dimensional this layout is and her pics are just so stinkin’ cute.

The paper collection I used was Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock. I used some of the stickers that were included for embellishment. I just added them on top of white card stock, then fussy cut them out and pop dotted them for extra dimension.

This is also my layout for the Bows & Tassels Challenge for The Studio Challenges. You can still play along and can find the challenge blog here.

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I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!


Ocean Dreams

| card making, craft life, Crafting from the Heart

Hi Friends!

I have another card share for you today. I busted out my Santoro Gorjuss stamps and used the By Air Mail Stamp of this beautiful mermaid to create an under the sea card.

I’ve had my Gorjuss stamps for awhile and this was the first time I took one out and actually used it. They are so pretty I almost don’t want to open them!

The card is 6 x 6 but I added additional dimension by adding a 2 additional layers on the top.

I also added some seaweed, tulle and ribbon thread for embellishment. Lastly I used glossy accents and stickles & sequins to add a ton of shimmer.

I think I’m going to mail this card to my niece for her birthday but haven’t finished her memory gift yet so it’ll be a little bit before she sees it.

I also linked up this card to the Crafting from the Heart/ Anything Goes Challenge. There’s still time for you to enter and you can find that blog here:

crafting from the heart

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Instant Smile In A Cup: Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

| card making, Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, craft life, crafty gal, greeting cards

Happy Friday!

I have a fun project share for you today which is also my card for the Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop.

The theme was Spring/Summer and although the lady in the image I used is wearing a sweater I am positive it’s probably because its cold inside the coffee shop.

I created a 6 x 6 card with a gorgeous image from Krista Smith. You may love Krista’s designs as much as I do and remember her designs as Saturated Canary. The image I used is the Once A Month Image April 2019. You can find it in her Etsy Shop: Shop Krista Smith here.

The paper collection I used is from my very own collection, Magic Bean and you can find that here.

I colored up the image with my Copic and Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted the card to be dimensional so added a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and 5 x 5 layers on pop dots and then an oval cutout for the image with more pop dots.

The sentiment stamp I used “Instant Smile in a cup” is from the Greeting Farm, Mini-Remix Brewtiful.

Lastly, I embellished the card with some gold sequins and a tulle bow and brown cord bow.

I really enjoyed coloring up this image and making a card with less embellishments but more dimension with all the layers.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Twist Pop Up Panel Card Tutorial

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Hi Friends,

Today’s project share is a Twist Pop Up Panel Card and tutorial. These cards are all the rage right now and with this tutorial you can make one too!

The first card share I have is a Twist Pop Up Panel Card I made with Anna Griffin designer paper.


I love this paper! It is gorgeous.



The second card I made was Halloween themed.


I also used some Anna Griffin Paper on this card as well as some of the embellishments.


I stickled up the spiders and the spider web on the inside and they are so sparkly & shimmery.


I also added a stamped sentiment on the inside but there is still space for a message.

Here is the tutorial so you can make this card yourself:

I hope you enjoyed my project & that you will try the tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Craft Your Passion Design Team Project- Beautiful Marsailles Card

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Hi Everyone!

Today’s project is my design team project for Craft Your Passion.

Our sponsor this week is Rick St. Dennis and the image I used was Marsailles.

I am absolutely in love with this image! I colored her up with my Spectrum Noirs and the only embellishment I added was a touch of matching sequins.

I created dimension by playing with my card layers and then I pop dotted the image.

The stamp I used is from CTMH and is the Diamonds are Forever Flair #C1629. This is one of my favorite stamp sets. 

Make sure to play along at Craft Your Passion. You can link up your project here:

You can pick up the Diamonds are Forever Flair Stamp here:

I hope you enjoyed my project & thanks for stopping by!

Happy Creating!