Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

So yesterday was National Lemonade Day!  I sat down and created this card to celebrate.

Which do you prefer, lemonade or strawberry lemonade?  I can't decide either!

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Make Lemonade
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, RSVP Prints
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Journey Circles
Accessories: Lemon Sparkle Tape, Journey Glaze, Rainbow Drops, Licorice Twist Thread
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Friday, August 17, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Summer has come to an end for me this week.  I went back to work.  I can't forget the wonderful memories I had this summer.  One of the best things that happened was going to Sea World.  I hadn't been there since I was in 4th or 5th grade. 

Today's card is to celebrate this memory and also hopes and prayers going to a few of my friends that are struggling with their health right now.

To stamp the whale, I inked the top of the whale with Catalina Splash ink and the bottom with Denim Days ink.

I distressed the "waves" with Whip Cream Ink.  I also outlined the words with Journey Glaze.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Get Whale
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Beach Ball Cardstock, Catalina Splash Cardstock, Denim Days Cardstock
Ink: Denim Days, Catalina Splash, Whip Cream
Tools: Corner Rounder
Accessories: Wiggle Eyes, Journey Glaze

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

I love the mountains.  I love the wildlife in the mountains.  I had so much fun creating this card to celebrate my love of the mountains and the deer that live there.

This is only the beginning.  My head is swimming with the ideas I could use that Window View Die with.  What about you?

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Deer Friend
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Pool Play Cardstock, Summer Days Cardstock
Ink: Kiwi Slice, Dark Roast, Black Licorice
Dies: Window View
Punches: 1 1/4 Circle
Accessories: Journey Natural Twine
Colored with Color Burst Pencils

Monday, August 13, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome to a new week and a new blog post.  My summer is officially over as of today.  I am returning to work.  It is bittersweet, but I think I am ready!

Today I want to share with you a banner I created for Summer.

I used my Cricut and the Life's a Beach cartridge to cut most of the images.  I used the Doodlebug "Fun in the Sun" line to create the surfboards.

Here is a close up look at the end pieces.

Here is a close up of the letter pieces.

I tied the surfboards together with some orange bridal tulle.
I hope you are inspired to create a banner of your own.

Friday, August 10, 2018


Welcome to the Tropical Bliss Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the tropical sun and fun of summer!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this fun filled hop! If you need to start at the beginning please begin with Cindy's blog.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10pm to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!


One lucky winner is going to win all these goodies!!

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/15/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

So, not let me get to the project I want to share with you today.

Today, I thought I would create a 12 x 12 Scrapbook page.  

Here is a look at each page individually.

This is a new stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey and I am in love with it.
Here is a detail picture of the flower and leaves from the In The Tropics set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: In the Tropics, Outline Bet
Paper: Kiwi Slice Cardstock,  Lemon Grass Cardstock, Sweet Pear Cardstock, Fresh Forest Cardstock, Watermelon Fusion Cardstock, Playful Prints, RSVP Prints, Corrugated Stock
Ink: Limeade Splash, Kiwi Slice, Sweet Berry, Black Licorice
Dies: In The Tropics, Summer Branch
Accessories: Journey Glaze, Journey Sparkle Dust

I hope I inspired you to create your own tropical scrapbook pages.

Be sure to head over to my Amanda's Blog.

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Have you ever bought a stamp set because you thought it was cute, but you have never used it?  Today I want to share that stamp with you.

The stamp set is Always S'more.  I thought this was the cutest stamp set, but never really found a time to use it.  Well, good news!  Tomorrow is Smores Day!  What a perfect time to use this cute set.

I used the Hazelnut Blend ink to give the marshmallows the "toasty" look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Always S'more
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Hazelnut Blend Cardstock, Butter Cream Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Black Licorice

Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is National Lighthouse Day and this made me want to create a card to celebrate.

I made the "light" from a Lemon Drop piece of paper that I cut into a triangle.  I then cut strips and spread them out on the back ground. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Bright Side
Paper: Whip Cream Cardstock, Denim Days Cardstock, Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock, Lemon Drop Cardstock
Ink: Hazelnut Blend, Black Licorice
Colored with Journey Color Burst Pencils