Pink & Main 5th Birthday Party Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining in the Pink and Main 5th Birthday Blog Hop. A big Congratulations to Michelle! I’ve know Michelle for a long time and she is just the sweetest. I’m so proud of her and what she has accomplished with her business. I have two cards to share with you today. I’ll have the blog hop list at the end of the post so be sure to check it out.


Michelle has some amazing prizes to give away!! Leave a comment on each stop (we love to hear from you!) and 5 random people will be chosen to win a $50 gift certificate to the store!! Comments need to be left by March 24th and winners will be announced on the Pink & Main blog on March 25th.


I have a very colorful card to start you off! This was a background I created inspired by Jennifer McGuire when she was swiping the alcohol inks across her Yupo paper. I adore the rainbow and lines it creates! Perfect for birthdays!

I die cut the word Celebrate from Pixie Dust Glitter card stock and layered on top of 2 more layers of white card stock using liquid glue. I die cut the shadow piece from Vellum and adhered to my colorful panel. I’m only applying the liquid glue behind the letters so then my glue won’t show through on my Vellum.

The sentiment is from the Celebrate stamp set in which I stamped in Clear Ink onto Black card stock and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and added to my card panel with foam tape.

My next card is using the Party Balloons stamp set. This set is really cool because you can add designs to your balloons! How fun!

I used various inks from Gina K Designs to stamp my balloons including, Lovely Lavender, Wild Lilac, Passionate Pink, Innocent Pink, Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, Key Lime, Lucky Clover, Wild Dandelion, and Tangerine Twist. Then holding in place with Thermoweb Purple Tape, I die cut my balloons using the coordinating dies with my Gemini Jr.

I also created the balloon strips using Pixie Dust card stock for some sparkle!

For my background, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth card stock and ink blended Spun Sugar on one end and Squeezed Lemonade on the other end with my Life Changing Blender Brushes.

I die cut the word Celebrate from Black and White card stock and off set it a little when attaching with liquid glue. This makes it appear as a shadow behind the words.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! These are great staple stamp sets to have in your stash for birthday cards!


Here is a complete line up of the Blog Hop. Be sure to leave your comments along the way for a chance at the Prize! Your next stop is Kathy!

Hero Arts Flower Garden

Welcome back everyone! I just came back from an amazing trip in Ohio at the Simon Says Stamp Create Event. I’ll share more about that in another post but this was a stamp set I picked up there and just needed some color therapy after a long day.

This stamp set is Flower Garden from Hero Arts. I have a lot of ideas for this one but decided to start with ink blending.

I stamped the image onto Bristol Smooth card stock using clear ink. I sprinkled on White Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended (a dab) of Seedless Preserve and then Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar and Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink. I wiped away the excess ink to reveal the bright white embossing powder.

For the sentiment I used the new Sentiment Strips. These come in 4 sheets and have a huge variety of sentiments already preprinted on card stock. You just trim and add to you project. I popped mine up with foam strips for dimension.

For finishing touch, I added some Clear Jewels using my jewel picker and Lawn Fawn Glue.

Easy peasy and I got my color therapy in. I just couldn’t wait to play with some of the products that I picked up!

Hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. Supplies are listed below.

Picket Fence Studios March Release

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to be sharing with you some products from the March 2019 release from Picket Fence Studios! I have lots to share so grab a coffee, sit back and enjoy!

My first card is featuring the BFF Girl Ava and this snarky sentiment from the I Snorted stamp set. I thought this girl was showing a little attitude and would match this fun sentiment.

I was going for an artsy feel with this one. I stamped my image with copic friendly ink and only colored in the skin with copics. I used the coordinating die to cut out my image. To create the shirt, I sprayed Picked Raspberry and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Sprays onto a piece of cardstock. Then stamped my image, cut out the shirt portion and attached to my copic colored image. Super cool right?!

My next card I’m super in love with! I think these would make great graduation type of cards. This is using Color Can Heal The Soul stamp set.

To create the multiple colors, I started by stamping my Cherry Red ink from Gina K Designs. I’m only inking up a portion of the stamp and before I stamp my card stock, I dab the edge where my ink ends with a sponge dauber. This will help ease the transition between colors. Once stamped (using my Misti tool), I clean the stamp and ink up with my next color which is Wild Dandelion. Same process. I’ll continue stamping this way, dabbing the edges and cleaning in between using Blue Raspberry and Wild Lilac.

Once all of my stamping is done, I’ll add the sentiment and trim my panel down to add to a notecard made from Fog card stock.

Next is using the stamp set Wild Rose Bouquet. To create this card, I sprayed Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Spray onto white card stock.

Using Versafine Black ink, I stamp my image in the bottom corner of the card. The sentiment is from the You Got This stamp set in which I stamped in Clear Ink onto a strip of Vellum and heat embossed with Gina K Designs Champagne Embossing Powder.

I’ll wrap this Vellum piece around the bottom of the card and secure on the back with some tape. Then I can attach this panel to a white notecard. This helps attach my Vellum without showing any adhesive.

My next card is also using the Wild Rose Bouquet stamp set. This time I stamped the image onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink. Then I only colored in the flowers with my copics markers. I was in an artsy mood when creating and decided to leave the rest white.

I added detail to the center of the flowers with a white gel pen. My sentiment comes from the Maddie Kitten stamp set. I trimmed down this panel and added to a white notecard.

One last card to share! Whew! Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Now this time I’m using one of the new stencils and paired it with the Let’s Hang Out stamp set. I started with ink blending Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide using the Life Changing blender brush and new stencil. Leaving the stencil in place, I applied Gina K Designs White Glitter Glitz Gel.

From a piece of white card stock I die cut a circle and stamped the sentiment at the bottom. I also had stamped the image and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I didn’t do any coloring to it (shocker!) and attached my image behind my window.

This is such an amazing release! I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and thank you to Picket Fence Studios for letting me play with all of these new goodies.

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Lovely Lotus with Neat & Tangled

Welcome back everyone! Today I’m sharing a card using some products from Neat & Tangled.

I have a video that you view down below or HERE on my Youtube Channel.

This Lovely Lotus stamp set is a gorgeous 6″ x 8″ stamp set filled with beautiful flowers and leaves. This also has some amazing sentiments on it.

I started my card by stamping my images onto Bristol Smooth card stock with Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink using my Misti tool. Then I sprinkled on White Satin Pearl Embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.

Next, I ink blended Wilted Violet and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide onto the flowers. I used Evergreen Bough and Shabby Shutters on the leaves which is an amazingly awesome combination. Then I used a clean cloth to wipe away the excess ink from the heat embossed area which really makes the pearlescent sheen shine through.

I used the coordinating die to cut out my images using my Gemini Jr.

For my background, I’m using a piece of Black card stock and attaching the Rice Paddies stencil using Purple Tape. Then stenciled on Pumice Stone Distress Oxide.

I attached my flowers and leaves towards the bottom of the card using a tape runner making sure my flowers were higher then the leaves.

I finished off my adding my sentiment. I die cut a piece of white card stock from the Skinny Strips die and stamped the sentiment in black ink. This is such an encouraging sentiment. Then added this strip to my card front with foam tape. I also added a few sequins around the flowers with my jewel picker and liquid glue. Then topped it off with Unicorn Stickles.

Neat & Tangled is also having a March Madness sale right now ! Be sure to head over to the website to check it out! Some of my favorite sets are in the sale category!

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Alcohol Swiping featuring Picket Fence Studios

Welcome back everyone! I have some very bright and cheerful cards to share with you today featuring Alcohol Pearl Inks and Picket Fence Studios.

Jennifer McGuire had done a video recently showing a cool technique using the Alcohol Pearl Inks and I have been itching to try it out. Be sure to check out her video HERE for more details. She does a great job explaining the process.

I’ve also had these gorgeous stamps on my desk from Picket Fence Studios that have been begging to be used. I had planned on coloring them with copic markes, which I still may do, but thought they would be gorgeous for my backgrounds.

Both cards are very similar. I created the backgrounds using the technique from Jennifer McGuire with Alcohol Pearl Inks on Heavyweight Yupo card stock. Once dry, I prepped my background with an antistatic powder tool and stamped the image using Simon Says Stamp Clear Ink. Then heat embossed with Taylored Expressions White Embossing powder which is really bright white.

Both of these images take up an entire card front which I love! This one is the Aeonium African Succulent from Picket Fence Studios.

I trimmed my panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and since there was a little bit of warping I attached this to a piece of white card stock measuring the same size with Scor Tape. Then added foam tape to the back of that and added to a white A2 size notecard.

My next card is featuring this gorgeous Lily Bouquet stamp set from Picket Fence Studios. I created this one the exact same way as the previous card.

My sentiments come from the Simple Sentiments 2 stamp set which is a great all purpose stamp set. I stamped my sentiments onto Black card stock with Clear Embossing Ink. Then used the Sentiments Label die to cut them into thin strips.

I added my sentiments on to the card front using foam tape and a few a bit of interest added some White Jewels with Lawn Fawn Glue.

I could have made a ton of cards using this fun technique!

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