Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp Out Cancer with GinaK Designs Blog Hop!

Welcome to a very special Gina K Designs Blog Hop! We are so happy to share this new stamp set and patterned paper pack, Fight Like A Girl designed by Gina! Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month we are kicking off the first week with this release and a full week of challenges on Stamp TV. Each challenge has a prize giveaway! And a donation to American Cancer Society for cancer research is made for every stamp set sold! So enjoy the hop and then watch for a new challenge every day in the Stamp Out Cancer Forum on Stamp TV!

I am so excited to be guest designing this month and even more excited that I get to play with the Awesome Fight Like a Girl Stamp set!  

Such a simple image that has so much meaning. It truly speaks for itself.

For this card I used chalk inks to add coordinating color to the embossed butterfly image. 

And lastly I couldn't resist playing with some of the stamps from the Stamp TV kit as well as the new washi tape and twine.  So pretty! 

 Enjoy the inspiration from our Gina K Design Team:
And our two guest designers:
Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us on this hop and supporting such a great cause!

Enablers List

Card 1
Gina K Designs Fight Like A Girl Stamps
Gina K heavy weight card stock
Spellbinders Die
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Card 2
Gina K Designs Fight Like A Girl Stamp Set
Gina K Luxury Card stock

Card 3
Gina K Designs Fight Like a Girl Stamp Set Sentiment
Gina K Designs The Simple Thins Stamp Set and Fabulous Frames Fillers
Gina K Desins Washi Tape English Garden
Gina K Designs Kraft twine
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I have been waiting so long.....

I have been waiting so long to share that I will be guest designing this month for GinaK Designs! And let me just say it was a tough to not spill early.  I'm so excited! This month is going to be so awesome!  

First we will start the month with a blog hop to Stamp Out Cancer!  The hop will start at the GinaK blog, but you can find all the info here as well.  You can join the fun and chatting on StampTV

Then after the fun fill week of challenges and prizes is over you will only have a short wait until the next fun starts with the GinaK monthly release.  Check back here October 15th for another blog hop and even more inspiration.  So fun!  

Here is a peek at the Stamp Out Cancer Paper that will be available tomorrow!  
Be sure to keep an eye out at Stamp TV and StampTV on fb for more sneak peeks 
and more info on tomorrows event!

Enablers List


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Split Coast Stampers CAS 292

Hello everyone it's my turn to host the Clean and Simple Challenge on Split Coast Stampers.  Come on over and join us for this weeks challenge.

Our state fair is happening this week!  And it's all about harvest.  From 4H grown fruits and vegetables to livestock the fair has everything you can think of and more! One of my favorite buildings is the horticulture building with all the gorgeous flowers.  And my second favorite thing is to see who was able to grow the biggest pumpkin.  And let me tell you they are BIG!  They have to move them with fork lifts and weigh well over 1000 pounds.  It's crazy.  So that is my inspiration for my card.  Can 't wait to see what you do!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD Always autumn
Paper: GKD Kraft
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Momento tuxedo black
Accessories: GKD gold trim. wink of stella
Techniques: copic coloring


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Queen for the Day- Misit!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to be joining the QFTD team! And every fourth Thursday I get the honor of posting our new Royalty! 
This week I'm honored to be introducing you to Her Royal Scraperwannabe!  AKA Misti!
[URL=""]Scraperwannabe[/URL]! I love Misti's beautiful coloring, effortless designs and all the flower cards in her gallery! Please take a moment to congratulate Misti and honor her by casing a project from her gallery.


[URL=""]QFTD226 Gallery[/URL]
Both my sample and the card I cased of Misti'sis located as an attachment below! I can't wait to see how you honor our new Queen! 

Don't forget to make a card, leave a comment, tell her congrats!!, anything will do to make our Queen feel as ROYAL as possible! I look forward to seeing all of the cards made in Misti's honor. Get busy SCS...Lets honor Misti!!!

Below is Misti's card I cased and my card.  

And here is the link to Misti's card. 
[url=]Daisy Today by Scraperwannabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers[/url]

And my card.

Enablers List

Stamps: GinkaK
Paper: GinaK
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Momento
Accessories: gold trim GinaK

Techniques: alcohol marker, wink of stella, die cutting, fussy cutting


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Split Coast CAS 291

Happy beginning of the fabulous week everyone!  We are enjoying the Bloomsburg Fair this week. I just love the fair.  Lot's of food and we always see folks we only get to normally see at the fair.  Just a fun time to be had by all.  There is even a paper crafts exhibit.  

But I digress and could go on about the fair but I'm really here to share with you this weeks CAS challenge.  This weeks challenge is to case something from Brenda's gallery.  I chose this card because it combined two of my favorite colors. Pink and Green!  Isn't it lovely, and a perfect CAS card to case.   

And this is the card I made.  

If you would like to play along with the CAS challenge at Split Coast just stop on by this thread for more information.  Make a clean and simple card, then upload it to the gallery here.  If you would like to see what others have make for this challenge click here.  And if you would like to get email notices for the CAS challenges subscribe this thread.   

Have a great week!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD Heart Blooms
Ink: Momento tuxedo black
Techniques: watercoloring


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Queen For the Day- Congrats Janeen!

Hello everyone!  I am home from my little trip to Colorado and came home to find my GKD kit, The Simple Things waiting for me.  And I've already inked up all the stamp sets I've bought this month! Yay me!  

Today I made this card in honor of my lovely friend Janeen.  Janeen has been chosen as this weeks Queen for the Day at Split Coast Stampers.  Congrats Janeen!  Janeen is also on the new CAS design team so I thought I would do a CAS card in her honor.  

If you haven't checked out this months GKD realease it is just beautiful!  Full of pumpkins and flowers.  Which happen to be my favorite decor for the season.  So pretty!

Enablers List

Stamps: GKD The SimpleThings
Paper: GKD Heavy Weight Cardstock
Paper Size: A2Ink: GKD Honey Mustard, Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: GKD ribbon, GI

Techniques: alcohol markers


Monday, September 8, 2014

Split Coast Stampers CAS289

Hello everyone!
I have some exciting news to share with all of you.  A bit delayed because of my trip to Colorado last week but fun none the less.  I put a team together for the CAS design team on Split Coast Stampers and my team was chosen.  This is one of the cards I made for one of the challenges.  

I just love this new coloring technique.  You can see the tutorial on Split Coast Tutorials

This week the challenge is to make a back to school card.  I made a back to school lunch box love note for my card. Click HERE for more details. If you play along be sure to upload your card to the Split Coast Gallery using key word CAS 289.  You can see all the gallery submissions HERE. 

Thanks for stopping by and  I have more exciting news to share but have to keep that secret until the end of them month.  But let's just say I'm pretty exited!

Enablers List

Heart Blooms: 
Stamps: GKD Heart bloomsPaper: GKDPaper Size: A2Ink: MomentoAccessories: Prima crystalsTechniques: Etching

Lunch Box Love Note:
Stamps: PTIPaper: GKDPaper Size: A2Ink: MomentoTechniques: Embossing, die cutting


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

I know so many of you are back to the routine of work and school, but I am just getting my vacation started here in Colorado.  I thought I would share with you the gorgeous sunset from last night.  It's just spectacular any time of the day here. 

 And morning and evening are just alive with the singing of humming birds.  I have never seen so many in one place.  I can just sit and watch them for hours.  I'm so glad I am up in the morning early so I get to see them welcome the sun. 

And the reason you might be visiting...yes I do have a card to share.  I made a card for Lee's friends who graciously aloud me to come to their reception.  Of course I didn't photograph it before leaving home so Lee put it on the dash of the car and snapped this shot.  I think it turned out pretty well for driving down the highway. 

Enablers list: 
Cardstock PTI
Stamps PTI
other: gems

Have a wonderful first week of fall!  I have to save I am loving the weather we have been having so far.  I can't wait for the leaves to start changing.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Labor Day!

What a fun week I'm having in Colorado with my amazingly, awesome sweet friend Lee! 
 Here we are just after I arrived.  

Yes we took a photo after 11 hours traveling!  But we were so excited we really didn't care.
Today we spent a little time stamping.  When you go to Lee's you have to spend time in her stamp room.  I haven't even started to look at all her fabulous stamps   But I did find one for the Poppy Sketch challenge.  Come on over and play along with the sketch and color palette.  So fun! And you get an awesome download to play with this week. 

Enablers List:

GKD Cardstock
GKD stamps
Spectrum Noir Markers
Wink Of Stella Fine Glitter dust pens
Other: gems, twine, button 

Stay tuned for more awesome fun photos from my Colorado adventure!
Have a great last few hours of summer!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Today's pleasures

Hello all!  Happy Sunday!
I started my day by taking the ALS ice bucket challenge with my husband. 
You can see our video here.
Then Ashlyn and here friend Amber did their challenges.
You can see it here....
I wanted to take just a moment and share the warning signs of having a stroke because they can happen to anyone! And it's so important to get help as quickly as possible.  Minimizing the time before help can save valuable time in making a difference in how severely one is affect. 
Now on to my art shares for today.  I made these two cards for this weeks
These stamps are SU!, the anchor is
 Studio Calico, jute is from my stash and cardstock is GKD. 
This vellum with shells I picked up at my local stamp store. 
If your ever in Middleburg PA you need to stop by and visit Nora in her little store. 
She is the sweetest lady.  I used vellum adhesive but you can still see it more then I like.
The stickers are Simple Stories and the cardstock is GKD. 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Antique Embossing

OK, so I strayed a bit and didn't use a frame for this challenge but this set just needed some love. 

I die cut the image from Harvest Berries then stamped with Versa Mark and embossed with gold embossing powder.  The stamp just reminds me of vintage material patterns.  Love it!

Velvet Stamping

Ok, so I am just not grasping some of these techniques! 

But here is my card using the Velvet Stamping Technique. 
All products are PTI with the exception of the Zing White embossing powder.   

SAF Ancient Rome Part 2

This challenged visited Ancient Rome and was to creat a faux mosaic. 
PTI Cardstock in White and blue
Patterned Paper from the SAF Ancient Rome Kit
Mosaic Die from the SAF Ancient Rome Kit
PTI Banner Die
Button and twine, PTI

SAF Ancient Rome Challenge

This challenge was inspired by Ancient Rome.  You can read the details of the challenge HERE. 
Part 1 Faux Frescos.


Good morning blog world friends!

I am up and hard at this years Stamp A Faire.  If you would like to play along with any or all of the challenges today just stop by the Papertrey Ink Blog for all the challenges and prize details.  The event is going on all day long but you have a few days to complete and post your entries in the challenges.  So just because you can't play with all the challenges doesn't mean you shouldn't try a few, or even one!  Make sure to let me know if you play along so I can see what you made! 
The first challenge is a color inspiration and sketch challenge.  I chose this color palette
and this sketch.
And this is my first project of the day. 
Enabler list...
The stamp set is a free set you can get for ordering from today called Filled With Joy. 
Inks- PTI  Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry and Hawaiian Shores. Momento Gray Flannel, Pistachio and Tuxedo Black.
Today will be a post heavy day as I'll be posted all my projects from each challenge in separate posts. 
Thanks for stopping by and have an joyful day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Stamp A Faire Welcome 2014

Hi everyone and welcome to SAF 2014. If you don't know what SAF is visit the Papertrey Ink Blog for all the details and join me in scrapping the weekend away!  Woohooo! 

We are all set to begin.  Jaec has his favorite squeaky toy ready to entertain himself and I have all my favorite toys and plan on entertaining myself as well! 

We call that his Whale mating call.  He is so funny. 

And here I am reading all the details one more time to make sure I have everything ready for all the challenges tomorrow. 

And lastly, here is a quick video tour of my craft room. 
I forgot to have my husband take a good still photo so I'll add a selphie and post a good one tomorrow. 
And here is a tour of my messy craft room!
Have fun everyone! And see you on the forums!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

It's a beautiful day....

To do some quilting.  Today I made this lovely quilted card for the StampTV Hello Fall Challenge.  The challenge is to use fall colors and a fall image on your project.  For the patterned paper I used GKD Ang and Me.  I just love the pop of teal with the fall colors.  The stamped image is from GKD Stippled Nature and the sentiment is GKD Beyond Baskets.  The paper is GKD Luxury Cardstock. 

I just love the pop of blue with the warm fall colors! 
Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome week!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

One more for today.

This is another try at a Masculine card for the Mod Squad challenge blog.  I just don't have much in the line of masculine so here is what I came up with.  Very CAS. 


Hey blog friends!

Hope your enjoying the last weeks of summer.  I gotta say it's crazy cool here for this time of year.  But I love the fall so I'm not complaining. 

Today I made a card for the Mod Squad challenge blog.  The challenge is to make a Masculine Birthday card. 

I made this CAS card using GKD paper and stamps.  I stamped the frame from GKD Poster Board with GKD powder blue ink (what doesn't say masculine like powder blue, even for big boys;) and the sentiment with Momento Tuxedo black.  I then fussy cut the frame.  For the card front I stamped the circles and lines from Pretty Patterns.  Then popped the sentiment and added a few blue pearls for the finish. 

And there you have it a masculine birthday card.  Something I rarely make, so it was a definite challenge for me! 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Good morning sunshine!

Happy Wednesday!
We will see if my enthusiasm for this beautiful morning lasts all day!  Why would I say that you ask? Because I have been up several times last night and up for good at 5:27am.  I DO NOT see those hours of the day! 
Note to self......
*Just because Ed is away isn't a good excuse to eat junk food late at night, even if it is delivered and is made with spinach and chicken.  It's still a Calzone!
But hey, it's a good time to blog as that doesn't happen to often these here goes.  This week has been an awesome week to be a member of Split Coast Stampers Fan Club.  Let me just tell you about the awesome event that is going all right now.  The Fan Club is a place where each month 12 of the most awesome card makers are selected to join what is affectionately is know as the Dirty Girls.  These girls are given a them and post all their amazing projects for in a gallery where only SCS Fan Club Members can see it.  It's truly an honor to be part of this elite group of crafters.  Something I am aspiring to be someday, maybe.  This week they hold an awesome event for just Fan Club Members.  The event is a week long challenge where each day between  August 2nd and 8th 5 and 8 challenges are posted and you have until the 11th to get them all completed and uploaded. Why participate in this torturous event you might ask.   Why because it's a great excuse to get dirty and stamp lots of awesome cards all week long as well as win some pretty nice prizes from SCS Member Companies. 
You can join the Fan Club Here, or if you haven't already become a member you can join SCS Here.
Now on to some of the projects I have created this week. This is my second card using the sponging technique.  This is actually my favorite technique right now.  I love playing with my new sponged.  Who knew that this could actually be so easy. 

And then there are the late night cards where you are to tired to think any more and thankful for a challenge that lets clean and simple prevail.
And cards using techniques that are not your normal style.  But are fun anyway.
And cards that are just to funny....
And cards that let your sassiness show....and get censored! 
And finally even with the time crunch and goals to finish all 57 challenges you might even end up with a few that are keepers....
 I'll stop there this morning but you get the idea of the awesome time I'm having skype-ing with friends and getting dirty with the dirty girls at SCS.  My challenge to you is to come and join, take a look around and even one challenge completed makes you eligible for some pretty fun prizes! 
Have a great day! Hugs, Joyce