DIY Easel Calendar Card

Hello everyone… I am back today with a fun Easel Calendar Card project that you can make as a great New Year gift for a crafty friend or co-worker at the office.

DIY Easel Calendar Card

My project today I created using the Calendar Fun Stamp Set from Joy Clair. I searched for some ideas on Pinterest and stumbled upon on this tutorial from Splitcoaststampers. It is a Calendar Easel Card. It is a card with calendar on it that you can also use it as table top calendar. How about that?

I stamped the calendar grid on white cardstock using MISTI and that makes stamping 12 times super easy and faster! Also, you will have exact same position for each month. I also did the same way with stamping the year 2018, days, and month. But for the dates, I used mini 1×1 stamping acrylic block from Close To My Heart only becuase the date change day on each month.

Inks I used on this project are from the Memento Dew Drops Sorbet Scoop Set.

DIY Easel Calendar Card

I decorated each month with the washi stamp and symbol images that come with the stamp set. I tied them up with twine.

The easel card base is 5 inch x 6.5 inch when it lays flat and fits inside the large invitation envelope that you can get at store. It will need extra stamps to send, but it is also great to hand it out as gift.

I share the steps how I created this calendar card on Joy Clair Blog today. Come over to check it out! THANKS a lot for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day.




COLOR ME Cards and Gift Bag Set

Hello everyone… Today I have a fun Christmas project to share with you. Christmas is getting so close and I created a set of COLOR ME cards and gift bag set. This can be a great gift idea for children and classroom students, too.

COLOR ME Cards and Gift Bag Set

I created this gift set using the new release from Our Daily Bread Designs. The stamp set I used to create the background and sentiment is called Holly Leaves. I simply stamped the leaves branch all over the plain white card base randomly with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. And with the same technique, I decorated the front background gift back.

The die sets I used to create the bag are Card Caddy & Gift Bag Dies, Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies, and Oval Stitched Rows Dies.

And here’s another one that with the matching greetings card 🙂

I hope this projects today give you inspirations to create quick and fun gifts for your family and friends. Visit Our Daily Bread Blog to see more inspirations from the team and information on their new release.

Thank you so much for stopping by at my blog today. I wish you a blessed day!



Our Daily Bread Designs December New Release

DECEMBER IS HERE!!! It is 24 days until Christmas Day… Can’t you believe that? We are here super excited and our hearts full of joy and thankful for the greatest gift we ever received in our lives. I hope you all be filled with the joy given the LORD, too! And… what is exciting… today is also the kicking off day for Our Daily Bread Designs December New Release!

This new release will kick your socks off! Over Our Daily Bread Designs blog today you can see the beautiful inspirations from the team and new release information. And…there is a giveaway also that you can enter. Info at the end of this post.

I have 3 projects to share with you that I created using the stamps and dies from December New Release:

Our Daily Bread Designs Team have amazing projects to inspire you… Stop by each designer’s blog to check it out:

Sandee * Lisa * Angie * CathyGrace

Dawn * Chris * DianaHelen * Kathy * Lori


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 December 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. EST to leave your comments on the Designers Blogs for a chance to win! The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!

I hope these projects inspire you to create something special for this Holidays. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and have wonderful blessed day!

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ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop

Mixed Media Projects With Sanna Lippert Designs

Hello Everyone… Welcome to ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop. Today I am joining the STAMPlorations team for this special blog hop featuring the new line of ARTplorations stencil designed by Sana Lippert.

This blog hop starts at STAMPlorations blog where you can see the full list of blog hop participants. You will be inspired by their amazing projects using Sanna’s stencils. And… you have a chance to win the amazing prizes:

  • 1 (one) winner will win $20 gift certificate to STAMPlorations store
  • 2 (two) winners, each will win their choice of 3 Sanna Lippert Designs stencils

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  • Visit each participant’s blog and leave comment by December 4th, 2017.

All winners will be randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs!

And here are my 2 projects using Sanna Lippert Designs Stencils:

First is the table top Christmas tree pot. I found a cute little Christmas tree at a craft store a while ago and it needed a pot 🙂 First, I painted the small clay pot with white acrylic paint. I painted twice, between 1 hour drying time.

DIY Table Top Christmas Tree Pot With ARTplorarions Stencil

After making sure the second layer dried well, I added the Senecio 1 Stencil on the pot and used mini puncher to added the green leaf acrylic paint. I painted the whole surface. You need to be very careful when moving the stencil to the next row, especially when the paint still wet. It would be better to paint the next row when the first one is dry or at least half-dry so there will be no smudge. To remove the wet paint smudge, I simply used wet wipe.

DIY Table Top Christmas Tree Pot With ARTplorarions Stencil

I also added some glitter hologram paint on the pot for extra bling to it. Once paint dry, which craft acrylic paint will dry in 1 hour, I added foam inside the pot for the tree to stand. I secured it with hot glue gun.

And then I wrapped the mini LED light around it and now it is sitting on my desk 🙂

DIY Table Top Christmas Tree Pot With ARTplorarions Stencil

My second project is an art journal using the Evolution Stencil. First, I created the background with Color Burst powder, sprayed some water and dabbed of some. After that I sprayed some white spray paint and green spray paint.

I added some homemade texture paste with the Evolution Stencil on the page and dried it with craft heater. And then I added some Gelatos on it with my finger. I used the Gelatos Original Set on my journal.

Inside and Out Beautiful Is What You Are Art Journal

Using Crisscrossed ARTplorations Stencil, I added some black paint on the corners using make up sponge. And dried it with craft heater. And then I added some gold glitter hologram acrylic paint with the Star Aligned ARTploratios Stencil

I added some old book paper strips in the middle of the page using mod podge, and added some Gelatos on them with my finger.

Once they dry, I added some medical fabric gauge and the green burlap on it with strong liquid glue.

I stamped the flower from Smile – Dee’s Arty Impressions stamp set on a watercolored paper scrap with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors, and added it on the page with strong liquid glue. For the sentiment, it is from Bold Sentiment – Beautiful stamp set, cut them into paper strips, and added them with same glue.

I finished the page with added some white gesso around the page with my finger and added the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on it once the gesso was dry.

There all my mixed media projects to share with you all on this blog hop today. You can find all the STAMPlorations supplies I used below. My hope they inspire you to create today 🙂

And here’s a coupon code for you to use to get extra 20% OFF on all of your order at STAMPlorations store, including new products, retiring products, sale-priced products, and regular-pricedp products.

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog and I appreciate your time leaving me comments. Have a fabulous day!








More Christmas Project Ideas With Our Daily Bread Designs

Hello everyone… I am back again today with more Christmas project ideas to share with you that I created using the new November Release stamps and dies from Our Daily Bread Designs 🙂

My first project is a treat box that I created using the Glorious Gabble Box Dies and I decorated it with the Trees & Deer Dies and Curvy Slopes Dies. I die cut the trees out of the dark green solid papers from the new Christmas 2017 Paper Collection, and I die cut the deer from the yellow gold solid papers from the Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. For the curvy slope hills, I die cut them out of white cardstock and added some of the distress inks on them for the snowy shadow.

For the sentiment, I used one for the sentiments from We’ve Moved stamp set and die cut it with Pennant Flags Dies.

I tied up the box with the white-gree twine for extra embellishment.

And for my second project is a Christmas card with matching ornament that I created using the new Winter Cardinal stamp set and Snow Globe Dies.

I stamped the cardinal twice on watercolor paper with water-proof ink pad, and watercolored it with watercolor real brush pens. And then I die cut them, for the card I used Double Stitched Squares Dies, and for the ornament I used the Snow Globe Dies.

On the card, I also die cut the dark green solid paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection with Squares Dies as frame mat. And for the base, I die cut one of the patterned paper from Christmas 2017 Paper Collection using Pierced Rectangles Dies. I added the background paper on the white card base with permanent adhesive. I added the watercolor panel on the mat with permanent adhesive, wrapped around some twine ribbon on them, and added it on the card with 3D foam tape. I then added some of the fake snow on the image for extra texture and embellishment.

For the snowglobe ornament, I die cut the snow globe one more time with the dark gray solid paper from Wedding Wishes Paper Collection. I then die cut 4 circles using the Circle Dies for the back reinforcement and for the twine hanger.

I think I will make more of this card and ornament set for church family gift this year. What do you think? 🙂

For more inspiration using the November Release be sure to visit the Our Daily Bread Designs BlogAnd check out each designer’s blog to see more inspirations:

Cathy * Dawn * Sandee * Kathy * Helen * Diana * Lori

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope these projects inspire you to make pretty things for this Holiday Seasons. Have a fabulous blessed day!




Our Daily Bread Designs Special Pre-Order: Card Set and Card Caddy Gift Bag

Hello everyone… Christmas is getting closer… and this year I am making more handmade gifts and cards for Christmas, instead buying 🙂 It is a joy to be able to crate and give more meaningful gifts to the families and friends we love. Today, I have a card set and card caddy gift bag to share with you.

I created a gift set of cards and a matching card caddy using the Card Caddy and Gift Bag Bundle:

The sentiment I used is from the Snowman Family stamp set, new release from Our Daily Bread Design this month. For the bag, I stamped it on white cardstock several times and cut them out with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies. For the card sentiments, I stamped the same sentiment on white cardstock and cut them out with Pennant Flags Dies, also cut out the gold metallic base with the Double Stitched Pennant Flags Dies.

To help you get a jump start on your Holiday Gift Giving, Our Daily Bread Designs is excited to offer a Pre-Order Bundle on the following products that we are releasing on December 1, 2017!  The Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle includes the following products: Card Caddy & Gift Bag Die, Gift Bag Handles & Topper Dies, Poinsettia Inset Die and a BONUS $5.00 ODBD Gift Code.

This special Pre-Order Bundle is shipping immediately and available for purchase through November 20, 2017! For more inspiration using the Card Caddy & Gift Bag Pre-Order Bundle visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog

I hope this project also can give you inspiration to start your own projects. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous blessed day!

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Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop – DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Hello every one… WELCOME to Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! This new release is full of amazing and beautiful Holiday Collections. The team has fabulous projects using the new Joy Clair Everyday stamps and Color By Faith stamps.

Let’s start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop. Giveaway information at the end of this post… 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornament

My project to share with you is wood-burned ornaments that I created using the new Color By Faith collection – Christmas Nativity Stamps. Christmas is getting so close! One of my favorite things todo is making ornaments and gifts for this season. And this new stamp set is just perfect for this project.

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

I got lots of wood slices from Amazon last year and still have some left in my stash. So I grab some of them for this project. First, I drilled the holes on these wood slices using hand-drill. Super easy. Before stamping, make sure your wood surface is smooth, if not, use sand paper to smooth it and ready for stamping, or coloring, or painting.

I stamped the images on directly on the woods using using StazOn Jet Black ink. This ink is the best for stamping on woods and canvases.

You can leave them as is, or continue to the next step 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop - DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Next is wood burning. I pre-heated my wood burning tool while I was working on the drilling and stamping. Make sure it is hot enough for this step. It is super easy to use this tool with stamped image. Pretty much you just trace the image. With hot tool, it works like pencil. Do not push to hard on the wood surface because it will burn a hole on it.

I enjoy this process 🙂

Joy Clair November New Release Blog Hop DIY Christmas Nativity Ornaments

Leaving the images as wood-burned look is cool. This time I want to color them. And I use my Prismacolors Pencils to color each of them. Also, I use the Prisma Colorless Blender Pencil to smoothen the colors on the wood. These pencils work fantastic on wood slices!

I have more wood slices to work one for gifts… 😀 I hope you are inspired with this project to start working on your own Christmas projects.



Just left your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set of each day! Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Lindsay Andreon

Helen Gullet

Donna Idlet

Kerry Urbatch

Jessica Pascarella

Steph Ackerman

LeeAnn Mckiney

Lori Kobular

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Your next hop is my friend, Donna Idlet. Have fun and enjoy!!!

Joy Clair – Everyday Collection

3D Christmass Poinsettia & Calendar Fun

Dog Gone Christmas & Christmas Cocoa

Joy Clair – Bible Journaling Color By Faith Collection

Send Me & Jesus Is My Jam

Born Is The King & Christmas Nativity

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