Spellbinders Game of Gnomes

Welcome everyone! In the midst of the hustle this month I completely forgot to share my inspiration for the Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders. This one is called Game of Gnomes and it’s so stinkin cute!

If you haven’t signed up for Spellbinders Kits you can check it all out HERE.

This has to be one of the cutest kits I’ve worked with so far. It comes with all the dies you need to create mushrooms, gnomes, grass, squirrels and a fun sign for the gnome to hold

I created a colorful background for my scene by ink blending Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink with a cloud stencil and blending brush.

I also added a little grass at the bottom using Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink.

Spellbinders also has printable sentiments that you can download with your club subscription. For my sign, I used a cute little sentiment from the Oh Gnome stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

Have you picked up yours yet?


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Fall Foliage with Neat & Tangled

Welcome everyone! I’m back from my adventures in California to share with you a card I created for Neat & Tangled. While I loved visiting the ocean and admiring the beautiful landscapes in California, my heart belongs to the beautiful colors in Wisconsin where I live. This time of year is especially my favorite.

Today I’m using the Foliage Frame stamp set from Neat & Tangled to capture some of that color in a Fall themed card. I stamped my image onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Embossing ink. Then I sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder from Gina K Designs, tapped off the excess and heat set.

Starting from the middle, I ink blended Mustard Seed, Marigold and Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink using a blending brush. I wiped off the excess ink with a paper towel and trimmed my panel down to 4″ x 5 1/4″. Then I added craft foam behind my ink blended panel with double sided tape and attached to a white notecard.

I die cut the word Awesome three times from white card stock and layered together with liquid glue. I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Grateful Heart stamp set in Champagne Embossing Powder onto Black card stock.

After trimming the sentiment down to a thin strip I added to my card front by off centering it. Then I added my die cut word by slightly overlapping the sentiment strip.

I love how versatile this stamp set is and can used throughout the year.


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Gina K Designs September 2019 Release Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway!

Welcome everyone ! It’s time to celebrate the September 2019 release from Gina K Designs with a blog hop filled with inspiration! In case you missed it, I shared some cards and a video on release night. You can check that blog post out (CLICK HERE).


Be sure to leave comments along the way to be entered into a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs. The more you comment, the better chances of winning!


The first card I’m sharing is starring the Majestic Peony stamp set. This image is stunning! I stamped my image in embossing ink on Arches Cold Press Watercolor paper and heat embossed with Champagne Embossing Powder. To stamp the image, I used my Misti Stamping Tool and the Misti Corners.

I colored in my image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I really enjoyed coloring this image and love how well the colors blended on this card stock. The colors I used are Violet, Deep Blue, Light Green, and Green.

I heat embossed a sentiment from the Happy Fall set onto Black Onyx card stock with white embossing powder and trimmed to a thin strip. Then added to my card front with black foam squares.

The Happy Fall stamp set has many large sentiments on it but I fell in love with the skinny sentiments. For my next card, I ink blended a piece of white card stock using Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, and Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink. After it was dry, I heat embossed a leaf from the Layered Leaf Prints in Gold Embossing Powder.

I attached my small ink blended panel to a white note card with craft foam for dimension. The small sentiment is from the Happy Fall stamp set. I stamped in embossing ink onto Black Onyx card stock and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

Super clean and simple but very striking!

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! I’ll have more for you tomorrow!

If you want to check out my video using the Layered Leaf Prints you can view that over on my Youtube channel (CLICK HERE).


If you came from Susie Moore’s blog you are in the right spot! You can always start at the beginning on the Gina K Designs Blog. Your next stop in the hop will be Beth Silaika.


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Picket Fence Studios STAMPtember with Simon Says Stamp + VIDEO

Welcome to the next collaboration for Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember, Picket Fence Studios, Shake Your Flakes This Season!

This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp and is only available while supplies last. I’ll have links down below where you can pick up yours but don’t hesitate! Once it’s gone – it’s gone!


I have a tutorial for my card that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.


I’m so excited to share this fun new stamp set with you from Picket Fence Studios. It is a large 6″x 8″ stamp set with 5 different snowmen, some cute critters, a variety of sentiments and other fun Christmas/Winter elements.

I’m going to do something I don’t normally do. Masking. I’m not a fan of fussy cutting but it was one of those things that HAD to be done for the card I had in mind.

I’m starting by stamping my snowmen onto Neenah Solar White card stock with Picket Fence Studios Black Hybrid Ink. I’m also going to stamp this image onto Simon Says Stamp Masking paper and fussy cut just inside the stamped black line of the image. Then I can attach over my snowman on my card.

Using some post it tape, I’m going to create my own hills and layer that onto my card front to protect my snow while I create the sky.

I’m going to be working on my Waffle Flower Media Mat which is a Silicone mat that is great for working with different types of media. I like to ink blend on it because my card doesn’t slide around

Using the 2 1/2″ Blending Circle Stencil, I will mask off the mask and ink blend Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink in the circle. I’m just going to apply this lightly to the outer edges with my Life Changing Blender Brush.

I’ll remove the stencil and use the second piece of it which will cover the moon and protect my image while I do the sky.

I’m going to ink blend using Picked Raspberry, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. I can remove the stencil and masks but reattach the mask for my front hill. Then I’ll ink Tumbled Glass working from the top of the post tape up towards the top of the hill. I’m going to leave the top of the hill white to reflect a glow from the moon.

After I remove my masks, I will color in the snowman with my copic markers. The colors I used are listed below

  • Snowman – BV00, BV000,BV0000
  • Hat – R17, R22, R21
  • Buttons – G03
  • Carrot – YR18, YR14
  • Hat Pom Pom – C2- C0
  • Dog #1 – E27, E25, E23, E21
  • Dog #2 – W5, W4, W2, W1

Normally with an ink blended background, I’ll flick water onto it but this time I’m using Lawn Fawn’s Liquid Stardust. It’s absolutely gorgeous and so sparkly! I’ll shake the bottle up well and then squeeze a couple of drops onto my work surface. Then picking up with a paint brush I’ll flick this all across my background.

I stamped the sentiment in embossing ink onto black card stock and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I trimmed this down to a thin strip and attached to my card front with black foam squares.

I thought this was missing something so I also stamped out two dogs and colored those in with the copic markers. After fussy cutting the images out leaving a white border, I’ll attach to the card front with white foam squares.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card! Be sure to head on over and grab yours before it sells out !


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STAMPtember Party!

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to joining in the STAMPtember Party from Simon Says Stamp! This is an amazing month long celebration defined by Simon Says Stamp as an event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the fun of stamping. There will be special collaborations with some of your favorite companies. Today we are celebrating exclusive new products released by Simon Says Stamp.

I also have a special promotion for you that you will find listed down below.

For my card today, I’m sharing inspiration using the NEW Floral Heart stamp set. This is a large 6″ x 8″ stamp set with a gorgeous heart design and many beautiful sentiments.

I started by creating my background by ink blending Dusty Concord, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey Distress Oxide Inks. I’m blending on Neenah Solar White card stock 80 lb with a Life Changing Blender Brush.

Once blended, I’m going to stamp my image using my Misti tool with Versafine ink. This ink stays wet for a little bit so once it has dried, I will trim the panel down to 3 3/4″ x 5″.

To add a little sparkle to the background, I am going to flick on some Liquid Stardust from Lawn Fawn.

My sentiment also comes from the Floral Heart stamp set. I stamp the sentiment onto Vellum with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Silver Embossing Powder. To give this a little dimension, I will repeat this step three times. Have you ever tried layering your heat embossing? It’s a beautiful technique!

After my heat embossing is cooled, I trim around the sentiment with some scissors. I add the sentiment to my card front by adding some dabs of liquid glue behind my letters.

I will then add craft foam to the back of my front panel with double sided adhesive and attach to a white A2 notecard. Finally, I finish off the card by adding some beautiful jewels around the sentiment and to the center of some of the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card! Listed below is a special gift for you! Be sure to also visit the Simon Says Stamp blog for more party details that will be going on all month long!


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