Stash Busters: You ROCK!


Hi friends!

Today I have this week's Stash Busters cards to share!

This bi-weekly card group has a theme

and this week is:  Graduation/Celebration AND CASE a sketch.

So, I made a HUGE boo-boo this week!

I looked at the calendar and saw NEXT week's theme

and created cards as such :)

Thinking SUPER quick, I decided to CASE a card

from the very talented Crystal Komara!

I spotted this rainbow paw print card here:

and a background of rainbow-y colors that I painted from 

leftover Easter egg dye.

I added a fun sentiment (hopefully celebratory!)

from the Bold Statements clear stamp set.

If you'd like to do some shopping,

you can use my affiliate link here and save 10% when you order!

Thanks for stopping by!


Card entered to:  Addicted to Stamps and More - use a die cut
Unicorn challenge - Use a die


April 3M: Peaceful Florals

Hi friends!

I have a quick post for you today since I'm posting this from AFAR! :)

But it's the 9th and that's the day the 3M card group

designated as THE day to post our cards with a mystery image!

Our hostess this month for the 3M is Jeanette

and this is the gorgeous image she sent to us to play with.

It's from Gina K Designs called Peaceful Florals

and I think it's an older/retired image 

because I couldn't find where to link to :)

I went with tones of blue and really love the pop of color

and added a bunch of frames since I was stumped on what to create

as we were packing and dashing!

Be sure to see what Jeanette and Barb created as well!

Thanks for stopping by!


Fan Dance Day!

 Hi friends!

Happy Saturday!

Did you know April 3 was Fan Dance Day?


I'm in a talented group of card makers where we pick a 

non-traditional holiday (or wild or wacky!) 

and create a card based on that holiday.

I chose Fan Dance Day!

So here is my card!

I 'rediscovered' an older stamp set from my stash called Ni Hao

from Waffle Flower Stamps.

This set represents one of the cultures that celebrates the Fan Dance,

a dance where the fan is the main prop.

My idea was to create a beautiful scene

with a crowd and friends watching the beautiful girl and her fan.

The fans are an extension of the dancer's body and transforms

into different objects such as a leaf and conveys emotion.

Although it's a traditional dance of the Chinese folk dancers,

it's adopted by the Hani, Korean and other talented groups

that form their own fan dance styles!

You can check out this card and more of my creations on my

Instagram here: @createwithkas

Thanks for stopping by!


I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge - April 


Hooray for rainbows!

Hi friends!

Today's share is all about rainbows!

April 3rd is National Find A Rainbow Day!

This was such a fun card to make ~

from the stitched clouds to the beautiful 

stitched circles turned into a rainbow :)

The minute I saw the Stitched Circles from Pink and Main,

 my eyeballs  ~ and creative mind ~ went straight to a rainbow!

Products used:

~ Variety of cardstock from Lawn Fawn and My Favorite Things

~ Stitched Circle Frames die from Pink and Main

~ Horray die and outline from Pink and Main

~ Stitched cloud border die from CC Designs (ret'd)

You can visit me here on Instagram

and see more on this card and my papercrafting creations!

Thanks for stopping by :)



Happy Easter!

 Hi friends!

Wishing you a joyful, happy Easter!

Today I'm sharing a spring Easter inspired card from

This adorable set is called Easter Bunnies clear stamps

and I've paired it with the matching die cuts.

I wanted to have fun with the shape of this card

and created an easter egg using Spring Oval frame dies.

I colored these with my new birthday markers from my sweet daughter!

Don't forget the 60% off sale happening at Whimsy Stamps!

I wish you all a joyous day of Easter blessings, if you celebrate, 

and a wonderful spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

Playing along with:  Simon Says Wednesday challenge


Sakura Blooms from Pink and Main!

 Hi friends!

Today I'm sharing another new stamp and die

from the Pink and Main March release.

This one stole my heart!

Introducing Sakura Blooms!

I adore cherry blossoms and this set has captured

the beauty and sweetness of the sakura blooms.

To create this card, I stamped and colored the image with my markers.

Next, I used the coordinating dies from the set

and added the sweet friend sentiment.

The GORGEOUS background is from the Colorful Ink Spots 

6 x 6 paper pad - isn't is STUNNING!

It's like alcohol ink backgrounds - already done for you!

I die cut the paper with the Pink and Main Stitched Arches die

and this will make a wonderful card for a sweet friend :)

Be sure stop in the Birthday Party at Pink and Main

on Instagram, their blog and Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by!


It's a PINK and MAIN Party!

 Hi friends!

Happy 10th Birthday to Pink and Main!  

What a blessing to have such an amazing company

 in the creative paper crafting community!  

If you are new to Pink and Main, be sure to check them out here.

But there's MORE!

We have an amazing Instagram Birthday hop for you

 with amazing inspiration, fun new products and generous giveaways!

Here's where you can find the Instagram Birthday Party hop!

I also have a YouTube video on my channel here:

I have 2 cards to share with you today 

and a few more featuring the new products tomorrow :)

Card 1:

This bright and cheerful birthday card features A Gift For You

clear stamps and matching die set.

I added a background of the GORGEOUS 6 x 6 paper pad

Colorful Ink Spots which makes background designs so easy!

I've also added a trio of colors from the Stitched Rectangle Frame Die

and the flowers from the March mug stamp and die :)

For my 2nd card:

It's the Mice Birthday with a burst of color!

I LOVE this set SO MUCH!

As a March birthday baby, this makes me smile :)

For this card, I used the AH-MAY-ZING Water Gems from Pink and Main.

If you're new to Water Gems, they are a pigmented powder 

that lets you create your own style of art when it's mixed with water!

(Stay tuned - you'll see more of this creative play

 on my YouTube channel soon!)

I paired Mice Birthday clear stamps and matching dies

with the Stitched Circle Frame Die

and added a little happy birthday inside.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sneak Peek: Day 1 ~ Pink and Main's 10th Birthday!

Hi friends! 

Welcome to Day 1 of the Sneak Peeks for

Pink and Main's new release

and 10th Birthday celebration!

I'll be sharing a card/project each day this week

with amazing new products

from new foils, stamps, dies, foilables, shakers and more!

It's a PARTY on paper

with something for everyone!

To create this festive birthday shaker card,

~ Mice Birthday stamps and matching dies
~ Stitched Rectangle frame dies
~ Color Spotlight Foilable
~ Sparkle Gold Cheer Foil
~ A2 shaker cover
Prom Dress Confetti

I have so many amazing products to share with you

during this fun week of sneakie peekies!

Be sure to stop in and see Day 2-4 and the BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY!

Here's a preview:

Thanks for stopping by!

See you soon!



Friendship BLOOMS!


Hi friends!

Happy Friday!

Today I have a card share featuring Waffle Flower Crafts

Bouquet Builder Set 1.

I do have a video HERE:

(note: I was very VERY sick during filming but you can mute me, LOL!)

This card was creating for a YouTube Friendship Hop

with a theme of New Beginnings ~

which to me is always the new animals born,

flowers blooming and everything turning green again after winter :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Shared with these challenges:  SSSMchallenge

Pammie's Inky PInkies - AG


3M: Big Blooms Lily

Hi friends!

Today's card share is for the 3M card sharing

(3 Musketeers) 

 where we have 1 stamped image, 3 creators!

If you are a new reader to my blog, 

you can see how it all begin here!

The 3M group is Barb, Jeanette and myself and we take turns

 - once a month - 

sending each other a 'mystery' stamped image.

For March, the hostess is Barb and she sent us this gorgeous

Big Blooms Lily from Taylored Expressions.

Here's my take!

Be sure to see what Barb and Jeanette created with this image, too

and their cards on on their blogs today.

Thanks for stopping by!



Hey Gnomie!

 Hey gnomies!

Here's a fun card using the adorable Gardening Gnomes

from Whimsy Stamps!

As part of their InstaPinner Design Team, 

I get the JOY of showcasing lots of cuteness!

(Waaaaaait til you see what's coming up - o.em.gee!)

Here's my full card with the gnome stamp and die !

If you'd like to shop, here's my clickable affiliate link to Whimsy Stamps:

Happy Shopping and thanks for stopping by!


Flower Wishes!

Hey sweet friends!

Today I'm sharing a Whimsy Stamps DT card

using the lovely Flower Wishes.

And - a fun technique!

 This is one of my monthly InstaPinner design team cards 

using Flower Wishes in a creative way!

*If you'd like to shop and save 10%,

be sure to see my affiliate link here!

For this card, I wanted something a little outside the box

and stamped onto a paper that I stenciled.

I sprayed a little water to give it a little watery look

and added it to a background I made with lunar paste and water.

I'm really excited with how this turned out!

Be sure to check out the store and see what you can find

for your stamping and cardmaking fun.

AND - be sure to check out the clearanced items for BIG savings!

Thanks for stopping by!



Lunar New Year!


Hi friends!

Happy Chinese (Lunar) New Year!

It's the Year of the Dragon

 and such a fun time to celebrate the start of a new year,

including with papercrafts.

My card share today is sharing a festive Lunar New Year

themed card using stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

I've added the adorable Lucky Cat and paired it with 

New Beginnings sentiments.

I added some glittery red paper as a nod to our recent Epcot

trip and the walls near the Pavilion of China :)

My son is a HUGE fan of lucky cat and brought back a white

waving lucky cat from Chinatown from his last trip to New York :)

It's funny to walk into his old room and see it waving from the window!

I'll enter this to the Lunar New Year Challenge link up for February!

Thanks for stopping by!


Crafty Kickoff - Week 3!

Hi friends!

 It's week 3 of my Wednesday creative card group on Instagram!

Today's share is a vibrant floral birdie card 

that was so unexpected :)


I actually created this color combo inspiration photo 

just picking the colors at random .... and added a bird.


The idea is to let that be a focal point imagery

and, as always, anything goes.

And here's my card!

I used the gorgeous Sizzix die set and paper scraps

~ the bird is from a different Sizzix set.

And created this floral wonderland!

I used all the colors in the photo,

although it was just to inspire (you could use b/w/kraft

and at least 3 of the colors above!)

Truthfully, the photo inspired me so much ~

I wouldn't have come up with this card otherwise

and shhhhh ...  i love it!

Don't tell anyone! :)

Thanks for stopping by!