Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Hello and welcome, house friends!  

We begin each month with a designer's choice challenge.  One of us, gets to challenge you and this month it's Donna's turn to challenge us and her challenge is to make a one layer card.  Easy, right?  Not for me!  I always need a layer or two of something, something.  So here card for Donna's DCC.

I had to keep it simple....otherwise I would get lost in the details of layers....oh, Donna, how you've challenged me!  I spent some time on Pinterest and found a couple of ideas and they all inspired this card.

I needed some thank you cards and so I started there.  I wanted something simple yet would make a statement that would fit the challenge.  While going through my RI Stamps I decided on this one RI#9706-U "Flowers" from the "Contain Yourself set.  Stamped in VersaFine black ink onto kraft cs, I colored it all in white pencil and accented with a yellow PrismaColor pencil for the center of the daisy.  The sentiment is RI#8607-D "Thanks".

My team mates have some incredibly gorgeous DCC projects to show you.  Here are links to each of their blogs.  I hope you'll pay them a visit.

 Donna - Heather - Joy - Laurie - Esther Shirley 

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you'll check out the challenge and join in.  You might just be the winner of $25.00 worth of RI stamps!  All the details can be found at THE HOUSE

Tuesday, May 1, 2018


WELCOME to the May 2018 new stamp release blog hop!
We have 15 new stamps in the Technique Junkies line and they're all 15% off from today until May 8th. No codes needed, just put them in your shopping cart and the discount will be applied at checkout. While you're shopping for new stamps in the Technique Junkies store, if you see other (other than the new ones) stamps you'd like to purchase, please feel free to use my code TJ10Cheri for a full 10% off all those other stamps. Just enter that code in the "code" area upon checkout.
If you came from the incredibly creative and talented Lee Ann Barrett's blog , I know you were blown away by her creations. If you didn't and would like to see the blog hop from the very beginning, here's the link to the Technique Junkies Blog.

One of my most favorite stamp from this release is "Side Hat".  I stamped her in red dye ink and she pairs perfectly with "Audacity", don't you think?  There is also a matching stencil from "A Colorful Life" Stencils.  How cool is that? 

What a fun stamp "Screaming Calories" is.  This is one of those stamps that should be in everyone's collection.  A card made with this stamp will lighten and brighten anyone's day. I did some masking and sponging to achieve the "spotlight" effect.  The piggy was colored with Copic Markers.  

"City Watercolor" is a fabulous stamp.  Incredibly versatile and fun to play with.  I used Ken Oliver Color Burst pigment powders from the "earthtone" collection to create my background.  I also subtly inked, in black dye ink, the fabulous "Cloud Lattice" stencil from "A Colorful Life" in the background.  The "stars" were added with the gold Glitter Marker from Nuvo from the "Ember Glo" collection.  

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you found some inspiration here.  

Your next stop on the hop is the blog of another incredibly talented member of the design team, Stephanie Severin.  Her creations will blow you away!  

Don't forget the 15% discount on the new stamps and use my 10% discount on all other purchase of stamps you'd like.  

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