Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I am going to share a card I created using another stamp from the retirement list, Furry Mustache.

The base of the card was created from Hazelnut Blend Cardstock.  I then took a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock and stamped the Hexagon Print onto it with Oatmeal Cookie ink.  I cut a piece of Journey Basics: Neutrals Paper and placed it towards the bottom of the Butter Cream piece.  I adhered this piece to the card.
I then wrapped a piece of Black Licorice Twine around the whole card and tied a knot to the left side of the card.
Next, I took a piece of Butter Cream Cardstock and stamped the Furry Mustache ATS with Hazelnut Blend ink.  I matted this piece on Hazelnut Blend Cardstock.   I added this piece to the card using foam squares.
I then added my sentiment from Cake Time with Hazelnut Blend ink on Butter Cream Cardstock to the bottom.
I finished the card by adding a Star Frame Element (Bloom Benefit) to the card.  Enjoy!

Stamps: Cake Time, Furry Mustache, Hexagon Print
Paper: Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock, Pattern Paper (retired)
Ink: Oatmeal Cookie, Hazelnut Blend
Accessories: Black Licorice Twine, Amazing Accents

Monday, May 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Can you believe it is the start of a new week already?  Where does the time go?
I have so many things I want to do, and just not enough time.  What about you?

Today I want to share with you a very simple Birthday Cards.  It would be good for anyone at any age.  The stamp and pattern paper are both on the retirement list, so make sure you get them before they are gone.

I made my own glitter paper using the White Liner Sheets on top of the Lemon Drop paper.  So easy!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Cake Time
Paper: Project Me Pattern Paper, Black Licorice Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock, White Liner Sheets
Ink: Black Licorice
Silk: Sparkle 
Accessories: Journey Sparkle Dust

Saturday, May 19, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Another wonderful stamp set that is being retired this month during the Fun Stampers Journey Retirement Party is Beautiful Wings.

If you know me, I love butterflies.  They are so unique and special and hold special thoughts for me.  I am sorry to see this great stamp go.  Get it before it flies away!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Beautiful Wings
Paper: Sweet Pear Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Whip Cream Cardstock
Ink: River Stone
Accessories: River Stone Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread,  Journey Glaze, Journey Color Buttons II, Journey Sparkle Dust
Colored with Color Splash Pencils

Thursday, May 17, 2018


Trees have always amazed me.  They stand so tall and can resist the wind because of their roots, which you can not see.
A few years ago I got to see the Redwoods up close and I was in awe.

Trees are beautiful and my card today is a reflection of their seasonal changes.  This stamp set is also on the retirement list and will be gone soon.  Grab it today!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Nature Trees
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock,  Beach Breeze Cardstock
Ink: Dark Roast, Limeade Splash, Orange Creamcicle, Beach Breeze
Silk: Gold
Accessories: Journey Sequins-Pink World, Journey Sparkle Cuts, Whip Cream Thread

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Belated Mother's Day to the mom's out there.  I hope you had a great day celebrating you.

We had a BBQ at my brother and had a great time.

I want to share the Mother's Day card I created for my classes.

A very simple, but beautiful card.  I hope you always find inspiration here on my blog.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Ink Splat, Annual Celebration
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Party Pop Pattern Paper
Ink: Watermelon Fusion, River Stone
Dies: Spring Bloom Minis, Treat Label
Accessories: Fashion Silver, Whip Cream Thread

Friday, May 11, 2018


Welcome to the 

Far East Blog Hop

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), celebrating the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the Asian culture. Join us as we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage!

You should have arrived from Alicia's blog but if not,

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!

One lucky winner is going to win 4 dies from Cheapo Dies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/16/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Now, let me share with you my project.

I knew I wanted to play with this set from Fun Stampers Journey when I found out it was an Asian theme.  These lanterns are so fun to color.  I layered them as well to give them even more dimension.

Supplies Used: Light Up
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Candy Apple Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Pan Pastels: Party Pop
Accessories: Black Licorice Journey Twine
Colored with Journey Color Burst Pencils

I had fun creating this card.   I hope you found inspiration here.

Next head on over to Veronica's Blog.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I want share with you a stamp that I think is simply gorgeous.  It too is on the retirement list.  Make sure if you want it, you get it now.

I took the Ornamental Dream set and stamped the flower image with Black Licorice ink on Pretty Pansy, Grape Fusion, Lavender Fusion and Pretty Amethyst.  I then detail cut each layer.  I then stamped the leaf image from the same set in Black Licorice ink on Kiwi Slice, Limeade Splash and Lemon Grass Cardstock.  I detail cut each layer.
For the leaf, I just glued the layers together.  For the flower image, I used foam squares between each layer.  On the very top, I added a Clear Bloom Accent with Whip Cream Thread
To finish the card, I added a Lavender Fusion Satin bow to the left side.  Enjoy!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Ornamental Dream
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Lavender Fusion Cardstock, Grape Fusion Cardstock, Pretty Amethyst Cardstock, Pretty Pansy Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Lemon Grass Cardstock, Kiwi Slice Cardstock, Limeade Splash Cardstock
Ink: Black Licorice
Embossing Folder: Above the Clouds
Accessories: Clear Bloom Accent , Lavender Fusion Satin Ribbon, Whip Cream Thread