Sending My Thoughts & Prayers To All

Hello My Stamping Friends,

I know that this blog is about having fun Stamping but today I want to put stamping aside.

For the past few days, I have been glued to the weather channel to keep up with all the new information regarding Hurricane Sandy. It’s really scarey to me to know that my family and so many of my stamping friends can be affected by this dangerous storm.

I want to send my thoughts & prayers to everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Sandy.

Please stay safe and listen to your local officials in your towns.  They might not be saying what you want to hear, no one wants to leave there home (especially all those stamps and crafting supplies), but they are thinking about your well being, so please do what is asked.

Wishing You A Day Filled With Sunshine & Stamps

Stampin’ Up New Stamp Set Moving Forward

Hello My Crafty and Stamping Friends.

I have made this birthday card for my dad-in-law using the new Moving Forward stamp set from Stampin’ Up.  Besides the fact that this set is really fun, it gets even better, because when you purchase this stamp set, Stampin’ Up donates part of the purchase price to support the Ronald McDonald House charities.

So you have fun stamping while helping a charity – I love it!

The stamp set has a bicycle (which I used), sail boat and a blimp (balloon), also with some sentiments.


In this card I used alot of supplies that are in my craft room.  The seagulls were cut using the Cricut Expression machine with the Life is a Beach cartridge.

Palm trees was made with a paper punch from punch bunch for the palms and the base was cut freehand on a piece of kraft cardstock and with the side of a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad just brushed against lightly to get the look of a trunk of the tree.

I live on an island in north Florida and so many people ride there bicycles on the beach so since my dad-in-law visited and loved that idea I made him the beach theme card.

All I did to make the layers of the sand and ocean was I just used the torn paper look (really just tear the piece of cardstock) to get an uneven look.  I then added some glitter for the glistening sand.

Wishing my Dad-In-Law a Very Happy Birthday!

Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

Reason to Smile Stamp Set Really Can Make You Smile

Hello My Stamping Friends,

When I first saw this new stamp set Reason to Smile, I didn’t understand the why they would name it that, but after making this card I understand, ’cause it really can make you smile 🙂

I have a new card idea with a new technique that I just learned and it looks Wonderful so I just had to share with you.  It’s called the triple time stamping.  I’m sure you can stamp as many layers as you like but this one is done in triple layers.

Now the fun part begins.  Take the three pieces of the whisper white cardstock and put just one little spot of adhesive on the back of each one (just enough to hold it down but not really stick, cause you will be removing it) and then layer them on top of one another

Now all you need to do is stamp the image as if it was a single sheet of cardstock.  You will see the white lines around the stamped image but don’t worry you will never know once we are done.

When you are all done stamping, gently take apart each layer and put them onto Navy cardstock.

Since the inside of the card is in the Navy card you may want to cut a piece of white cardstock and stamp a little something inside to bring the card all together.

To finish the card you just have to layer the pieces on top of each other, matching the design.  It feels like I am making a  stamping puzzle.

~ Hope you Enjoyed your visit to Stampin Upon The Island today ~

Come back for a visit soon until then…

Wishing You A Day Filled With Sunshine & Stamps

Flower Stamp Birthday Card Idea

Hello My Stamping Friends,

Have you ever made a card and when it was complete said to yourself or out loud “Wow that looks Fantastic”?  Well, that’s what  just did ~ LOL

Using just one stamp, a few paper punches, and embellishments and look how beautiful this card is 🙂

I recently found a box in my craft room that had alot of “old” stamping products.  I mean like maybe 10 years old.  Anyway, it was filled with lots of cardstock and ink pads (I use to love to emboss everything and I purchased every color that was available in pigment inks)

This very special Birthday Card below was made with the a Flower stamp and a Happy Birthday stamp, but i just had to use some of the old products that I found.

Wishing You A Day Filled With Sunshine & Stamps



Card Making Is Always On The Top Of My List

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I have been busy working on some fun projects.  Of course making handmade cards has been on the top of my list, but I have been also looking at my small kitchen table wondering how I can make it more fun. We don’t sit at this table, it is actually for my cats to look out the window 🙂   I found a piece of fabric that I think I am going to somehow make a table top not a table cloth.  Anyway as soon as I figure it all out I will show you what I am talking about.

Here are some of the fun cards that I have been making ~ You can stop over at Stampin Upon The Island to find out how these cards were made.



Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!

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