Happy Saturday, everybody! Today I’m part of Heffy Doodle‘s first ever Blog Hop in honor to celebrate their launch. Some of you might not have heard about Heffy Doodle just yet! That’s because they’re a brand new stamp company by Lesley Oman. You can support Heffy Doodle by donating via their Kickstarter Campaign! The more money you pledge, the more stamps you’ll receive! ūüôā

For Heffy Doodle‘s first release, they have 4 stamp sets with 4 coordinating die sets and a very special 5th stamp set for all of you interactive card makers.¬†Each of the 4 animal stamp sets has been designed to work on their own or together as part of the full collection. Each set contains 3 cute animals, a range of accessories for them and a versatile set of sentiments. There are also coordinating dies available for each animal set!¬†Some of the dies even have internal cuts which allow you to tuck accessories into the hands of your stamped animals.

For my video, I decided to showcase Happy Snappy Crocs and make an ombr√© sequin shaker card with Distress Inks. Isn’t that stamp set simply adorable?

This card was a lot of fun to make! It’s been a while since I made a shaker card with Fun Foam ( AMZ | SSS ) and Lifestyle Crafts Acetate ( SSS ). Making shakers with the Fuse tool is definitely easier and faster but shakers made with foam and acetate shake better! That’s just my personal opinion, of course!

I colored the images from Heffy Doodle Happy Snappy Crocs ( Heffy Doodle ) with Copic Markers. I’m *still* learning to master these markers. It’s just not that easy! I’m always in awe of people who make the most gorgeous art with Copic Markers. I think I just have to play around a bit more and see what works best for me.

I created an ombr√© shaker card with Distress Inks. I used three shades of yellow: Squeezed Lemonade Mini Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ), Mustard Seed Mini Distress Ink ¬†( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) and Fossilized Amber Mini Distress Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) To fill up my shaker. To fill up my shaker I used matching sequins. This time I used the Belle’s Dress Couture Mix from The Ton. They just have the best mixes out there! By the way, did you notice my new backdrop?! I love it! It’s the Marble design by The Ton. They have plenty of beautiful designs so go and check them out!


Time for a giveaway! You can leave a comment at each stop along the way for a chance to win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote bag and a set of 12 Distress Oxided! Comments must be left by 12 noon BST on July 20th and the winner will be announced shortly after on the 22nd of July on the Heffy Doodle Blog.¬†Entries are open worldwide. Good luck! ūüôā¬†


Lots of crafters have joined this blog hop to bring you a bunch of inspiration using these sets! The next stop on the hop is Alicia’s blog! Happy hopping!


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That’s it for now! Thanks for joining me today and I’ll be back soon. Big hugs! Xo


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Happy Saturday, everybody! I found a gap in my schedule so I was finally able to create a¬†Saturday Stamp Day project and video for you. In this week’s video, I’m making a butterfly shaker card featuring brand new goodies from The Ton including their Beautiful Butterfly 1 stamp set and their Cotton Candy Puff Couture Mix.

This card came together relatively quickly even though it required a lot of stamping. I made a similar card a while ago with some cherry blossom stamps instead of butterflies. I thought it would be fun to make a butterfly version of the card.

When I started making this card, I didn’t really know which color scheme I should go for. I have a Pinterest board filled with color combinations, but sometimes I just grab a pretty sequin mix from my craft room and pick out ink pads that match with the sequins. In this case,¬†I was inspired by Botanical Hues.

I randomly stamped all of the butterflies with a range of ink pads from The Ton: Rose Quartz, Soft Garnet, Vanilla Frosted Cupcake (sounds so cute!), Soft Garden¬†and¬†Blue Diamond.¬†People often ask me which ink pads I recommend. I highly recommend The Ton’s Couture Color ink pads. They have a gorgeous and wide selection of color, refills are available, they stamp super smoothly and they blend like butter on paper. What more could you ask for? ūüôā

Before I go, I wanted to mention The Ton’s Challenge Blog. ūüôā Their current challenge team is “Celebrate”, so there are many options to make a card. Think birthday, wedding, new job, baby, etc! You can check out their blog by clicking HERE. Good luck and have fun!

That’s it for now! Have a nice weekend and I’ll see you soon. Xo



Hi, there! Today I am here with a card (without a video, sorry!) for the Fall 2016 Release Blog Hop from The Ton. I made a pinecone shaker card with the brand new Holiday Cones set and I paired it up with the Hey Foxy set.


Be sure to keep on reading until the end of this blog post for more information on the blog hop order and the giveaways!

img_1619For my card, I decided to do some emboss resist watercoloring with the Holiday Cones stamp set. I heat embossed the second layer of the pinecones with white embossing powder on some Canson Watercolor Paper. Next, I applied lots of water to my watercolor paper to get the colors moving afterwards. I used my Gansai Tambi watercolors to create an ombré and splashed watercolored paper. For the brown ombré, I used no. 47. I also applied some copper flicks of paint with no. 90.

img_1622I simply couldn’t resist making another shaker card! I filled up my sequin shaker with the Rose Gold Couture Mix from The Ton along with some of the Gold Matte sequins. These gold matte sequins look so lovely with the watercolored background. I watercolored the fox from the Hey Foxy set with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I like to use Bristol Paper and a Pentel Aquash brush for a blended look. Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Basic Labels¬†stamp set in Dark Roast ink and adhered it on top of the shaker. Easy! ūüôā


Four $25 gift certificates will be given away to random commenters on all the hop participant blogs. Comments must be left by  Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced shortly after!


There are so many hoppers joining the festivities! Your next stop on the hop is Eunji Jung’s blog. Here’s a full list of hoppers in case you encounter any broken links on the way. Happy hopping! See you later! Xo


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