Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? Today I am part of Christy’s Celebration Video Hop. Christy reached 10,000 YouTube Subscribers and put together a fun video hop to celebrate. Congrats, Christy! I’m so stoked to be joining her for this milestone.¬†More information can be found in my video or in the bottom of this blog post.

In this video, I’m showing you how to do some fluffy Copic Coloring for your critter stamps. This is an easy and fast technique once you get the hang of it. I learned this feathering technique at a free online class from Kit and Clowder.

I just love the Friends For All Seasons series from WPlus9. Those little animals put a smile on my face. Since it’s September and fall has officially kicked off, I decided to use the Friends For All Seasons: Fall set to create a cute birthday card!

hb2u-full-photoI started out by coloring the images. For the leaves, I did some basic coloring with only 2 markers per image. For this card, I really wanted the bear to pop. So I decided to do some fluffy Copic coloring. A fluffy and fuzzy look can be easily created with the feathering color technique. This technique requires some practicing but it’s still fairly easy. Watch the video for more in-depth info. ūüôā

hb2u-close-upI did some masking and ink blending for my little fall scene. I just love that expression on the bear’s face. Ha! To add some more interest to the white card stock behind the bear, I stamped some leaves and acorns from the Year Round Cheer set from WPlus9. Finally, I added sparkle to the bear with a Clear Wink of Stella Pen, Stickles and Glossy Accents.



Like I mentioned in the video and in the beginning of my blog post, this video is part of Christy’s Celebration Video Hop. Christy reached 10,000 subscribers over at her YouTube Channel: Christy Gets Crafty. A big congrats to Christy for reaching this amazing milestone!


There are five prizes to be won. These¬†will be given away to random commenters along the video hop.¬†Christy¬†will choose winners from comments posted to the videos before¬†Friday, September 30th at 11:59PM EST. She¬†will announce the winners on her blog on Saturday October 1st. Good luck! ūüôā

Here’s a list of the fun prizes!


Your next stop on the hop is Nina-Marie Trapani! Check the list below for a full list of hoppers. Happy hopping!

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for stopping by. See you soon. ūüôā Xo


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Happy Saturday, everybody! While I was browsing through my stamps, I saw the Mermaid For You stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I only used it once this far, so I decided to pull it out again to create a fun mermaid card. Lots of ideas popped into my head when I was looking at the set. I finally decided I wanted to make a dreamy mermaid tag with a stencil, embossing paste and glitter.

I just love how dreamy and sparkly the mermaid tag looks! The best part? It wasn’t even that hard to make. Simply die cut a tag or any other shape and grab the Madison stencil from Winnie & Walter. I created¬†my own colored embossing paste with white embossing paste from Wendy Vecchi with three different Distress Ink colors. After creating my ombr√© pattern, I added a little bit of Clear Rock Candy glitter from Tim Holtz.

waving-hello-full-cardNext, I colored a couple of images from the Mermaid for You set from Lawn Fawn. I did some really basic and easy coloring with the Copic Sketch Markers. Be sure to watch the video for more tips on how to do some fast but pretty coloring!

waving-hello-close-upLately, I’m really into vellum and banners. So for today’s project I decided to combine these two! I heat embossed a gold sentiment with Metallic Gold Rich Sparkle from WOW¬†on a piece of vellum. After assembling the card, I added some sparkle here and there with some pretty sequins from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards and with some clear sequins from The Ton.

That’s it for this week’s Saturday Stamp Day video. Thanks so much for watching. See you soon! Xo


I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, WOW for WOW! Embossing Powder, HS for Hallmark Scrapbook

Happy Saturday,¬†everybody! How are you all doing? Do you have any fun plans for the summer? I have some exciting card making related projects coming up and I can’t wait to share the news with you in a couple of weeks. In today’s Saturday Stamp Day video I will be showing you how to create another slider card with the Slide on Over dies from Lawn Fawn.

A couple of days go I purchased a new camera that allows me to focus well on my card and make things in the background blurry. I am having so much fun with it! Since I got a new camera, I wanted to switch up my setup a little bit. Do you like¬†the photo style of my cards? If not, let me know and I’ll try some other things or I’ll go back to my previous setup. I love¬†to receive constructive feedback so I can make sure I offer YOU¬†the best content.

ssd-ciao-fullI started out by coloring the dogs from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer stamp set from WPlus9. This is one of my new favorite stamp sets out there! That dog holding the basket filled with bones cracks me up. I created a slider card so that it looks like the dog on the right is giving the (hungry) dog another bone! Just like “trick or treat”¬†on¬†Halloween.¬†After die cutting a rectangle and hill, I did some ink blending with Vanilla Frosted Cupcake ink from The Ton. This ink blends like butter!


Creating a slider card is so easy! It may look intimating at first, but I can reassure you that it is easy and fast to do. Simply die cut one of the slits first. Then, turn your paper around and create a foam border for your penny. Next, double up your¬†foam adhesive. After you created your frame, line up your penny with the slit and adhere two layers of foam adhesive to the penny. Finally, adhere your image to the foam adhesive. And voila! Your slider is finished! Easy, right? ūüôā

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for reading today’s blog post. I will be back on Monday with a brand new video series filled with inspiration and giveaways. See you then. Xo



Hello, friends! I am excited to announce that I’m guest designing for WOW! Embossing Powder. WOW has been close to my heart for some years now so of course I said yes to the offer! In total, I’ll be sharing two cards in this blog post. Both cards have videos. Also, be sure to check out the WOW! Embossing Powder blog for more inspiration.

In the first video I am creating a modern card using the Flights of Fancy stamp set along with some white and clear embossing powder.

DSC00595The Flights of Fancy set is simply stunning. I love the versatility of this set since you can use these images as feathers and leaves. First I heat embossed the leaves/feathers using white embossing powder. The Opaque Bright White embossing powder is my favorite one, by the way. After heat setting the powder, I did some simple masking with painters tape. I chose a modern color scheme and sticked to pink, purple and mint. I like to use Distress Inks for the blending but regular dye ink works great as well!

Be sure to click the “continue reading” button for another card, another video and a giveaway!

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