Thursday Coffee Break: Marble Coffee Mug CAS Cards


Hello everyone… I am so glad to be back here with you all! I hope you all have a blast and fun this Summer. Today I have a fun project to share with you when you take your Thursday Coffee Break at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

My cards today are simple with die-cuts and I left them open for any occasion events. I started with a fun technique called marbling with shaving foam and re-inkers. You can watch the shaving cream full tutorial and video at Splictcoaststampers.

On this card, I use the Coffee Cup Silhouette Die and Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies from STAMPlorations. And the re-inkers are from Taylored Expressions.

First, I added the shaving cream on a paper plate and then added the re-inker randomly on top of the cream. Using a stick, I mix the cream and re-inkers like when I baked marble cake ūüôā

Next step, I added white cardstocks on top of the colored cream and gently I pushed it until the ink transferred to the cardstock. And using an old credit card, I scraped the shaving cream of the cardstock. And the marble is revealed under it. So cool!

As you can see, I got 2 different results. The first 3 on the top are from the first 3 times I dipped the cardstocks in. And the second 3 cards below are the ones I dipped in after I mixed all the colors. Check out the different look on each card:

I finished each card with some splatters of the Shimmer Spritz – Frost and Sparkle for extra shiny and sparkly on them.

With mixed media, I would say…you need to expect the unexpected results. You’ll be surprised with the result for sure.¬†So…my coffee loving friends, have you tried a new technique this Summer?

Thank you so much for taking a coffee break with me today and I hope you see you again next week. Have a fabulous Thursday!

I play along at:

Simon Says: Food and/or Drink

Summer CAS Card Challenge

Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge

Anything Goes Challenge 294 – 295

Simon Says: Splatter It




Joy Clair August Challenge: Anything Goes

Hello everyone…I am back again with some mixed media cards. Getting back to create is not easy especially after being off for 2 months. All I need is inspiration…lots of inspirations!

Today I got my inspiration from the image and color combo from the Joy Clair – Anything Goes August Challenge. The theme for this month is Layers: layers of colors, layers of papers, layers of stamps, etc. But this is an option for you to play along. Any new projects you created are welcome.

And for the background, I created them with the Ink Spritzer Tutorial on Splitcoaststampers forum. It a new fun technique I tried when creating these cards. I used Distress Mini Ink Pads that I smooshed on craft mat, sprayed with some water and added the cardstock, a great way to create texture watercolored background. I am thinking to try this technique with different mediums for my future projects.

If you need more some inspirations to create projects this month, you are invited to come over and play along with Joy Clair -Anything Goes August Challenge. You have until August 30th. By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store. And one lucky winner will be announced on Joy Clair blog on August 31st. Here are the rules to play along:

  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post (or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please
  • You can use any brand of stamps (if you have Joy Clair stamps, we’d like to see it on your project)
  • Number of entries is unlimited (each project must have different link)
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz here

It is your turn to create and share with us! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

I play along at:

Challenge #292- #293 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes

HLS August Watercolour Challenge




ODBD August New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hello everyone… August is here and kids are going back to school soon! Kicking off this month, Our Daily Bread Designs has new stamps and custom die sets. It is all about sports…we will be going to lots of Soccer practices and games starting next week until the end of Fall.

You are invited to join us at the new release blog hop that starts at ODBD Blog where you also can see all the details on this new release and how you can save with their special bundle offers.

For this new release, I have 3 cards to share with you that I created using the August stamps and custom die sets: Soccer Stamp/Die Duo, Basketball Stamp/Die Duo, All-Star Jersey Clear Stamps, and Sport Jerseys Dies.


Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 Gift Code to the ODBD Website just for commenting on the Design Team cards! You have until August 2, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on August 3rd so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

Here are the Designer Blogs where you can see all the details on their projects:

Cathy * Grace * Angie * Sandee * Kathy

Diana * Dawn * Lisa * Chris * Lori * Helen

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all are inspired and have a fabulous blessed day!

I play along at:

Challenge #292- #293 – Anything Goes

Simon Says: Anything Goes







CAS Mixed Media Birthday Card

Hello everyone…I am back to my craft room after being away for 2 months! And today I have a CAS, Mixed Media Birthday Card to share with you.

I created this card with some dies and stamp. Pretty simple and quick to put it together. There is a fun simple tutorial using alcohol inks at Splitcoaststampers. You can check it out here. First I created couple panels using glossy photo papers (my stash) and Adirondack Alcohol Inks: Wild Plum, Eggplant, Stream. Then I die cut them with Balloons and Streamers Dies.

For the background, I used the Lattice Background Die and Pierced Rectangles Dies. For the sentiment panels, I used the Celebration Stamp set, Ovals Dies, and Stitched Ovals Dies.

I used Darice White cardstock, The PaperStudio heavy weight cream cardstock, CTMH purple cardstock, and ODBD Plum Pizzazz Paper Pad.

To finish my card, I embellished it with some yellow/white twine and white pearl gems.

Thank you for stopping over today! Have a great day!

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Have A Holly Holly Christmas In July

Hello Everyone… Welcome to Christmas In July with Joy Clair! For the whole week, Joy Clair is celebrating Christmas with projects that will inspire you and special discounts for you to stock up your Christmas stamps for this year projects.

Today, I have a fun Christmas card using the Holly Jolly Santa Clear Stamps. This stamp set is SUPER ADORABLE!!! It’s loaded with cute images and beautiful sentiments. I did some stamping to create the background. I also had fun coloring the Santa with ShinHan Twin markers, and for the sentimen, I stamped it with multiple colors with MISTI and die cut it with one of the scallop oval dies.

I have tutorial for you how I created this card at Joy Clair Blog. Come over and to see the full details.

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I hope you all like it and are inspired today to create something pretty and share the joy with others in your life through your handmade. Thank you so much for visiting and have a fantastic day!

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Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge

STAMPlorations 4th Birthday Blog Hop Day 1 and Giveaway

Hello everyone… Happy Monday! This week I am joining the STAMPlorations team as guest designer to celebrate their 4th Birthday! And this birthday celebration last for the whole week with blog hops, link ups, and lots of prizes to win.

This blog hop today starts from STAMPlorations blog where you can see the full inspirations and informations on the Birthday Celebrations Hop and Wishlist Linky Party. To enter the giveaway, please continue reading…

Today I have you cards that I created using the new STAMPlorations stamp sets and CUTplorations. My first card I created with a shadow-die cutting technique using the Blossom Sprays #1 – Dee’s Artsy Impressions and Cheers Word Stamp & Die.

I stamped the blossom image with archival permanent ink on a watercolor paper, and before I colored them, I die-cut the word cheers and put the pieces a side.

I colored them with watercolor paint and die cut it again with a stitched rectangle die from my stash.

After the panel dried well, I added it on the black card base with adhesive runner, and then I added the cheers die-cut word with 3D foam tape for extra dimension on it.

And for my second, I created it using the new stamp sets: Bold Sentiments – Beautiful and Blossom Sprays #1 – Dee’s Artsy Impressions.

I also stamped the image on a watercolor paper with black archival ink pad, then I watercolored it with some watercolor paint. And I die-cut it with a pierced rectangle die from my stash. I added the panel on a white card base.

For the sentiment, I stamped it on a piece of vellum paper that I already cut it down to with just on top of the image. I used archival ink pad also. It took a while to let the ink dry, but if you are in hurry, after you stamp the image with archival ink, add some clear embossing powder on it and heat set it. Or you also can just dry it with craft heater, but need to be very careful to not heat it too long, the vellum paper can curl.

I added the vellum paper on the card with some vellum adhesive that dries clear. And I finished this card with some white pearl gems.

And now to the Birthday Celebration…


  • Commenting on each blog by Monday on July 3rd, 2017 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific
  • Linking Up your Wishlist by¬† Monday, July 3, 2017 at 11:55 p.m. Pacific. Read all detail and how to create your wishlist on STAMPlorations website HERE.
  • Winners will be announced on July 10 in the June Challenges & Hops winners post

Prizes to win:

  • Three (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the store.
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Facebook page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • One (1) randomly drawn winner from comments left on our Instagram page will win a grab bag consisting of new products worth up to $30
  • Two (2) randomly drawn winners from the Wishlist Link Up will each win the products in their wish list (up to $50 MSRP)

And more…

All products in the STAMPlorations store on our birthday week will be 15% off. With this special code: STAMPGIRLHELEN, you can get up to 35% off on all products, including the new release.

Heartfelt Rose 3×5 stamp set will be included for free with every order of at least $25 (after discounts & GCs are applied and before shipping).

So… Isn’t that an amazing way of celebrating a birthday??? I hope you all can celebrating with STAMPlorations this week and be inspired by the team projects.

THANK YOU for stopping by my blog today and you all have a fabulous day!

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