Glue Dots & Pink and Main Blog Hop!!!

Hello everyone!! It’s blog hop day and I’m super excited to share some fun 3-D cards with you!!! If you have come from Melanie’s blog then you are in the right place!! If not head on over to the Glue Dots blog to start hopping!!

First I wanted to thank Glue Dots and Pink and Main for this fun collaboration to bring you all some amazing inspiration and giveaways!!!! You aren’t going to want to miss out on the fun!!! Make sure to read to the bottom of my post for your chance to win!!!

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Christmas is right around the corner…eek!!! Time to start working on those cards!! I absolutely LOVE this new set “Deck the Palms” from Pink and Main because my house is surrounded by gorgeous palm trees!! For my card I wanted to create something 3-D so the recipient could display it. So I created a couple easel cards.

I wanted to give my cards some extra dimension so used some Glue Dots Pop-up dots to adhere all my images. I also used some permanent gluetape and Dot n Go to adhere all my flat pieces.

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I hope you have enjoyed these cards I have created!! Make sure to leave a comment for your chance to win some awesome prizes!! Pink and Main is giving away a $25 gift certificate!! Glue Dots is also giving away a fun prize package!!!

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Your next stop is Grace’s blog!! Enjoy your hopping!!!


Paper Phenomenon “Flight 2715” Adventure Mini Album

Have you seen the new collection from Paper Phenomenon???  Oh my goodness!!!  It is BEYOND stunning!!  The colors are so rich and vibrant!!  You’re definitely going to want this collection!!  I created a fun “adventure” mini album…you can check out my video over on YouTube HERE!!  Enjoy!!PP Adventure Mini Album

Warm Wishes…

Hello everyone!!    Today is the start of sneak peek week over on the Pink and Main blog!!

I’ve got a fun, warm Christmas card to share with you!!  Introducing “Deck the Palms”….I absolutely love this set!!  Maybe more so because I live in sunny Arizona and am surrounded by palm trees!!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Creating this card was super fun!!  I used the paper collection Beach Babe as the base of my card.  Using the Stitched Top Note Die I cut out a window on my pink patterned paper.  I made sure to pop this entire piece to give the card lots of dimension.  To give it a little more interest I did some “line and dot” detail around the edges using a black gel pen.  I used the Stitched Top Note Die again on some green and white striped patterned paper and some black cardstock and layer those flat inside the window.

Last, I stamped all my images out and colored them with my alcohol markers, also using a white gel pen to add some highlight.  Some of the images are adhered directly to the card and others are popped up using some foam tape to create this fun Christmas scene.

I hope you enjoy this card and the adorable sets that will be released next week!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season…Halloween Style!!

Hello everyone!!!  I’m here sharing some Pink and Main goodies with you!!

My all time favorite holiday is Halloween!!  I love it!!!  When you pair it with some pumpkin spice it’s even more amazing!!  So that’s just what I did with my card today….

Using the new August release stamp and die set “Pumpkin Spice” I paired it with the bat from the Fall Wreath Decor dies to create my fun little Halloween scene.

To create the base of my card I used the Stitched Circle die on some white cardstock.  Next, I cut out some black, light and dark grey pieces using the new Stitched Top Note die.  Of course I had to use the adorable little skull coffee cup as the main “drink” on my card.

I wanted to give the sentiment a little more interest, so I made drew some lines and dots for added detail.

To finish off my card I used some thin strips of acetate to adhere a couple of the bats to to give it them the illusion of flying off the card.  I also used my white gel pen to add some highlights to each of the bats wings along with a slight pinch in the middle to make them more 3D.

I hope you have enjoyed this card!!  Have a wonderful day!!  See you next time!!

Shake it Up ~ Desert Gnome card

Hello everyone!!  Got to love shaker cards!!  They are one of my favorite interactive cards to create!!  Make sure you head on over to the Craftin Desert Diva’s blog to see all the cards created by the design team!!  Lots of inspiration!!

Since I live in the desert, it only seemed right to create a little desert gnome complete with some cacti and all!!

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A little tip when creating a shaker card is to make sure the edges of your foam adhesive are not sticky.  For those of you who don’t have a non-stick tool…no worries!!!  Baby powder or corn starch rubbed on the sides works great too!!!


Products Used:

Gnomie stamp set

Cactus die

Puffy cloud die

Inside Scalloped Circle die

Thank You die

Emerald Isle sequins


Autumn Greeting

Hello everyone!! I have a cute little autumn card with you all.  I can’t believe September and fall is around the corner!!!!

For today’s card, I used the adorable little Fall Friends stamp and die set.  I decided to pair it up with the Wreath Base die, Fall Wreath Decor dies and the stitched circle die.

To give my card some extra dimension I cut three wreath bases out in a burnt orange, dark and light green colored cardstocks.  I used my alcohol markers to feather in some details.  Lastly I used a white gel pen to give all the dies and images highlights.

Each wreath layer I popped up with some foam adhesive.  This allows you to see all the colors of each layer to really pop.  I cut some leaves with the dark and light green cardstocks using the Fall Wreath Decor die.  Since the are such a small diecut, I folded them in half before I glued them on to give them some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Pumpkin Spice and everything nice…

It’s pumpkin spice season!!!  I’m a total summer girl, but I do love the smells and tastes fall brings!!!  Pumpkin spice is no exception…it’s by far my FAVORITE!!!  This brand new Pink and Main set is perfect to send to those fellow pumpkin spice lovers!!! I happen to be meeting a friend for coffee tonight and can’t wait to give her this card!!  I’ve missed her so much since we have moved down to Arizona!!