Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a card and video in honor of the very first Sparkle and Shine challenge blog. I will have more information about this challenge blog at the end of this blog post. So be sure to keep on reading! 🙂


You all know that I love playful stamps. The new release from Lawn Fawn comes with many cute stamps, but the Let’s Play set has won my heart. I colored all of the images using Copics. Since I wanted a little bit of extra dimension inside of the shaker card, I papier pieced the bodies of the cute critters.


Talking about paper piecing, this is a fun and easy technique that I have been a fan of ever since I first started making cards. It’s a perfect way to use up your scraps (or just full sheets of patterned paper). I paper pieced the slide using patterned paper from the Day Dreamer pad from Dear Lizzy. An oldie, but goodie.

Shaker cards are my thing. Whenever I fill up a shaker, I feel so happy. Something about picking out sequins is just absolutely wonderful. 🙂 This time I filled up my sequin shaker using Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I used some brand new sequins that released today! I have links to all of the sequins and beads I used in the supply list below. 🙂


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The Sparkle and Shine challenge blog is a new one in blog land owned by Angel Johns and my friend Laurel Beard. They will be posting bi-weekly challenges that focus on sequins. These challenges are sponsored by Pretty Pink Posh and Winnie & Walter. Today I am making a card for them as a Pretty Pink Posh design team member. Later this month, I’ll be making a project for them as a Winnie & Walter design team member. After that, I may or may not be guest designing with them. *wink* For each challenge, Angel and Laurel will be sharing an inspiration picture that you’ll need to use as an inspiration for your project. The image inspired me to create a “good luck” card. 🙂 Visit the Sparkle and Shine challenge blog by clicking HERE.

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(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook.)

Hello! In today’s blog post I am sharing a card I made using brand new products from the March 2014 Release from Pretty Pink Posh. In total, there are three new die cut sets (Picket Fence, Stitched Labels and Stitched Banner Duo), four new sequin packs (Spring Flower sequins, 4mm Lime Sorbet, 6mm Lime Sorbet and 4mm Springtime sequins) and one pack of green confetti.


For today’s card, I decided to use the new Picket Fence die from Pretty Pink Posh along with the new Spring Flower sequins. If you get this die cut, you’ll notice that the die doesn’t have a bottom cut line. Don’t worry about that! Just cut off the bottom part where you want it using your paper trimmer. After I die cut the picket fence, I used the Grassy Border die from Lawn Fawn to create some grass. I love stitched lines, so I used the rectangle from the Stitched Duo 2 die cut set from Pretty Pink Posh to give everything a nice and stitched edge.


Can I just tell you how much I love the Bubble Talk stamp set from WPlus9? It’s simply fantastic! I used the coordinating die cuts to die cut the elephant and the speech bubble. I thought the elephant looked a bit lonely up there, so I adhered some flowers from the Spring Flower sequin pack from Pretty Pink Posh. I have been wanting a flower sequin mix for a while now, so I’m super happy that it’s finally here! 🙂

That’s it for now! I’ll be back later today with another card and video.



(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook.)

Hey everyone! In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video I’m showing you how to create a cactus shaker card using the Stamp Your Own Cactus and Stamp Your Own Succulents stamp sets from Hero Arts.


These new stamp sets from Hero Arts make my heart happy! I started out by stamping a few of the images from the Stamp Your Own Cactus and Stamp Your Own Succulents stamp sets from Hero Arts on white card stock. After coloring them using Copic markers, I fussy cut them.


Next, I created a pretty frame using patterned paper from Dear Lizzy along with the Katharine die cuts from Winnie & Walter. It’s quite obvious that I like to create sequin shakers, right? 🙂 Well, I did it again. I created another sequin shaker. Today, I used a few colored Pretty Pink Posh sequins along with the new seed beads.

That’s it for today! 🙂 I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card and video. See you then! XO


(Multiple shops are linked. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh, W&W for Winnie & Water, SCR for Scrobby.)

Hey everyone! Today I am here with a card showcasing the Essentials: Katharine Cutaways (die cut!) set from Winnie & Walter. This card is part of their A Week To Die For event showcasing the newly released die cuts. For more inspiration and information, visit the Winnie & Walter blog.



I am in love with the Katharine die cut set from Winnie & Walter. It is described as an essential die cut set, and I can totally agree with that. There are many basic shapes includes in this set such as pierced rectangles (the one I used!), tags, circles, banners and more. I used the largest pierced rectangle today to die cut a front panel. After die cutting that panel, I stamped two balloons from the awesome stamp set called The Party.


Next, I thought it would be fun to adhere some white thread as the string of the balloons. Instead of simply adhering it, I adhered multiple 4mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh on top of the white thread. I like how festive it looks! Afterwards, I die cut some glittery confetti using another new die cut set from Winnie & Walter called The Party Confetti. To finish off the card, I stamped a greeting using the Sugar Rush stamp set and added some more sparkle using a Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. 🙂

That’s it for today! Be sure to stop by the Winnie & Walter blog for links to more projects using these amazing new dies. Xo


(Multiple shops are linked. Click W&W for Winnie & Walter, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, PPP for Pretty Pink Posh.)