Tuesday, August 25, 2020


Hello Crafty Peeps,

This month our theme is Summer time with an optional choice of using an embossing folder.
Once again I need to give a shout out to Karen at Misplaced Mojo. Her and her squirrel sisters have done an amazing job. I can't begin to imagine how much time this takes them each month. Please make sure to stop by each person on the hop and leave comments. I know that they are greatly appreciated.

You should have come here from: Virginia

For my first card I used a technique called swinking. What is swinking you ask?. It is a technique I learned from Miss Laurel Beard. I will leave a link to her You tube channel below. It is a fun and easy technique almost anyone can do. Here is this picture below so you can see how mine turned out. This is just one variation of it.  I guess doing it this way is similar to ink smooshing . Here you can also see the Nuvo Shimmer powder I used for the gold  splatter.

 Here  you can see the stamp set I used, by Pink and Main called Fiesta. I thought these drinks were perfect for the summer time theme. I water colored them using Distress Oxide Inks. The lemon slices are from a shaker bit mix from Trinity as well as the sentiment. That set is called Summertime Sentiments.

For this card I went with a swimming theme. I used Distress Oxide Inks to make the background for this one. I used an MFT stamp set along with an Avery Elle one. The die in the background is embossed with an old embossing folder. I'm sorry I no longer remember the name. I fussy cut out cute swimsuit she is wearing to match her beach ball. I used a stencil over the raft and masked her off to to that. The Seahorse is from the Avery Elle set and  is tucked one of the waves.

Supplies Used:

Pink and Main Fiesta Stamp:  https://pinkandmain.com/fiesta/

Trinity Summertime Sentiments:  https://trinitystamps.com/products/3x4-summertime-sentiments

My Favorite Things Hey, Sunshine Stamp:  https://mftstamps.com/products/pi-hey-sunshine

Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Summer Pals:  https://www.averyelle.com/peek-a-boo-summer-pals-clear-stamps/

Avery Elle Sea Scene Die:  https://www.averyelle.com/die-sea-scene-elle-ments/

Laurel Beards You Tube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1yPnK79dT0&t=2s

Big Crafty Hugs

Saturday, July 25, 2020



Hello Crafty Peeps,

It's once again time for our Collected Crafty Collab where we use are supplies we have had and not used. This month our theme is Outdoors and with the option of patterned paper. Before we get started I want to give a Big Shout Out to Karen from Misplaced Mojo.

 She has put so much work and time into this 6 month long collab. She along with all the rest of us have worked hard to bring you another great hop. Please make sure to stop by each blog and leave the some love. It really makes their day to receive comments on the projects they have put so much time into.

You should have come here from Miss Virginias Blog which you can find here,

Next up is Miss Teresa and you can find her link https://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/2020/07/collected-crafty-collab-july-edition.html

 Lets get started as I have 3 cards for you today. I used to stamp sets 1 by Sunny Studio called Critter Campout  and 1 by Kindred Stamps Galactic Adventures the Sequel.

Card #1

For this card I chose to do an inked background with inspiration from a card I saw on Pinterest. when I first saw the theme Outdoors, I right away thought of camping and seeing the stars at night. I was just playing around seeing if I could get the look I wanted and then would make the "real" background for the card.

Well much to my surprise this one came out great. This panel is 3.25 x 5.50. the card base is 4 x 5.50. This was just a scrap laying on my desk so it's what I used as I was just testing out the background. I made a smaller card because it seem to fit this panel better. I used My distress Oxide Inks in a variety of colors and some Premium Dye Ink by Simon Says Stamps the grass area blended with my Oxide Inks     

Card #2

For card 2 I went with paper. I created a sunset background. First off I ink the various papers with  coordinating Distress Oxide color and then tore it to get this look. I thought these colors looked like a sunset to me. I used the Neat and Tangled Stitched Slope Dies for the grass cut out from patterned paper from my stash. I added a half circle in which I used a gold glitter pen over the top to make it look lie the sun was setting. These 3 sure do look like they are having fun around the camp fire. I really would enjoy going camping right now for a day or two.

Card #3

Card 3 is where I used the Galactic Adventure the Sequel. This one is an inked background as well. I used a mask that I made to make sure the sun didn't get a lot of the sky color in it. I added some spots to make the brown look more like sand . I hope this looks like they are out in the desert with the sun shinning down on them. That is the look I was going for.

Big Crafty Hugs Lisa Cmay

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Same Set Syndrome Joy Clair Designs

 Same Set Syndrome June
Joy Clair Designs

I am a part of the Same Set Syndrome group in a Facebook group called Handmade Happiness. We are a group who is show casing smaller companies each month for 6 moths. Our videos go live on the 30th of each month. For the month of June we choose to show case JOY CLAIR DESIGNS  . We were given a choice of 4 stamp set to pick from. I chose A Little Wine.  This stamp set has a digital set that can be purchased as well. Please use #SameSetSyndromeJune to find us on You Tube. This was a hashtag  hop. My You Tube channel INK PAPER SCISSORS FUN. Just click on the hashtag in the title of the video. It will bring up a  list of all those that are participating. There is some great inspiration along the hop!

 I must say a huge THANK YOU to Alison AllikCreations on You tube, please make sure to go and show her some love. Let her know how much you love this hop.!

Here are the two cards I made for this hope. For the first one, i was going for the look of spilled wine on my card. The stencil in this card is a favorite of mine and is from A Colorful Life Designs.

Here is my second card. Similar to the first one but using pattern paper. I used the mouse for both, but there are some great images in this stamp set.


Thursday, June 25, 2020


Adorable Frog Cards
Good Morning Crafty Peeps

I am a part of  the Handmade Happiness group on Facebook, hosted by the fabulous Courtney Kreeber. I'm sure many of you know her from fer You Tube channel. We are a group of 21, a smaller group in Handmade Happiness that are doing monthly blog hops with supplies we have had lying around forever. This moths theme is Critters and/or stencils.   Here is a link to the next blog in the hop CraftyannaStudio

I made 2 cards for this months blog hop using Rabbit Hole Designs mini release.  The stamp and stencil is no longer a set but you can still get them individually.  Can you believe I don't have many critter stamps. I will be using some in the coming months of our blog hops. This is the background I made for my first card. I used Salty Ocean and Lucky Clover Oxides that I watered down and painted on. I then took a stencil and added Gesso through that. It is faint but you can see it better in person. Next I took the Salty Ocean Distress spray and flicked big drops of that on.

I then took the adorable frog and heat embossed it on some watercolor paper. I water colored this frog in 3 different colors and stacked them together. I added the sentiment Heard you got a bug, that comes with this fun stamp. I used a stitched rectangle die from Pink Fresh Studios. 

I added that panel to  the front on my standard A2 sized card, which is 4.25 x 5.50. This card is a top folding card. I seem to prefer the top folding style card most of the time.


This is my second card using the stamp and stencil. On the stencil there is cattails, a fly, a dragonfly, a bee and the motion lines for the fly or bee. The lily pad and cattail behind the frog were cut from my Cricut. I used at different stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Deigns.  She has some great dies and at amazing prices. I used the new Distress Oxide Ink in Speckled Egg for the sky portion and Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover Distress Ink for the grassy area. I added the cattails with the stencil. The frog is popped up on foam tape on top of the lily pad.This fabulous hop idea came from Karen who is a part of our Handmade Happiness Group. She spent some long hours getting this all together for all of us to enjoy! You can find her at Misplaced Mojo


Sunday, June 21, 2020


Hello Crafty Peeps,

Today I have a card that is for a challenge over in Handmade Happiness group on Facebook. The challenge is to use 1 stamp set 4 x 6 or bigger on one card. All the images and sentiments have to be used. If you need to put some on the inside and or back of the card you can, This is an IG hop so please use the hash tag #1stampset1card to hop along with all of us who created cards. Show everyone some love! I am @craftypinklady on Instagram.

I used the Sassy Girls Sweet stamp set from Sassy and Crafty a new stamp company with stamps, stencils and digital images. I had made an entirely different card but in the end was not happy with it, and so this card idea was born. My son helped with colors and choices and said the colors need to be like comic book colors. So I hope you like this card. I love how it turned out.! 

For the top section I used the Star Stencil in Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers distress Oxide Inks. For the bottom section I used The Comic book stencil. These stencils are also from Sassy and Crafty. This one comes with  fun stencils on a smaller scale. I used Abandoned Coral and Fossilized Amber distress Oxide Inks. This card measures 8.75 x 3.75. I used foam tape behind both girls to pop them up. As a finishing touch I used Glossy Accents on her heart glasses and both the donuts.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

SASSY and CRAFTY Stamps in the House

 Sassy and Crafty Stamps
 Good morning crafty peeps,

Just look at this adorable owl. Isn't she the cutest? She comes from a stamp set called Rad Party by Sassy and Crafty Stamps a new to me stamp company. Oh boy am I in love! They have stamps and stencils that are just to cute.! The background is a stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.

I colored  her up with Arteza colored pencils. The pink square behind her is Rose Quartz ink spray by Dylusions. Then for  the dotted back ground I used Peacock Feathers, Fossilized Amber and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Ink. The sentiment is heat embossed using clear embossing powder by Lawn Fawn.  

Please go on over to Sassy and Crafty Blog.  Right now they are having sneak peeks going on and there are some super cute stamps set coming. Oh my wallet is going to be in big trouble.!


Thursday, June 4, 2020

New Stencils

New Stencils

I have recently come across some new to me stencil companies. So be prepared for cards with lots of stencils on them. The first stencil comes from A Colorful Life Designs.
They have some awesome stencils over there, so many that  would love to get. This was my first order so I only pick up a few.

This here is called Bare Rainbow. Of course I used my Oxide Inks in Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberries, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. I used a stamp from the Greeting Farm Stamps. This one was from a set that was a Stamptember exclusive several years ago.

I am entering this card over at the Addicted to stamps and more challenge blog. It is for challenge #392. Make your mark. Paints, inks, pencils, just to name a few.

Below are pictures of my card and the process I used. You can see one with the inks and me putting the ink on, and then the reveal one where it is just the stencil. Then the finished card. I used white embossing powered from Altenew.