5K Subscriber Giveaway! | 10 Cards 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit 2019 | Leafy Frames

Hello fellow card crafters! Welcome to my blog! I’m celebrating 5K subscribers on my YouTube channel. As a thank you I’m giving away 2 chances to win a Simon Says Stamp $30 gift card! For your 1st chance to win, leave a comment here on my blog telling me what your favorite holiday is to create cards for. For you 2nd chance to win, go over to my YouTube channel, hit the thumbs up button and leave a comment telling me your favorite art medium to use on your cards.  Check back on my blog on Friday, June 14, 9am Chicago time to see if you won. I’m going to randomly select a winner. International subscribers are welcome to enter the giveaway.

Thank you for your support, the lovely comments you send me, and your kindness!! I’ve been creating videos for over 3 years, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. I love sharing with you the cards I create! It’s a hobby that involves a lot of fun products, some basic tools and–my favorite–art supplies. As I’ve mentioned before, I love creating these tiny works of art to mail out and brighten someone’s day!

Also, at the beginning of my video I show of few pictures of my craft room, aka my dining room. I don’t have an extra room in my house to use as a craft room, but the dinning room works out great–I have a really big table, I can work on my cards in between cooking in the kitchen, and I get to be near my family. The down side is we don’t eat in there anymore except on major holidays. I try to keep it tidy because it’s visible when company stops by. I’ve mentioned in my past video’s about the gorgeous peonies blooming outside of my craft room windows, and I wanted to share a little glimpse of those too since they are blooming now! The two book cases on either side of my windows house all my supplies, and in my opinion, there’s nothing prettier to look at than art supplies–well, it runs a close second place to my peonies.

The cards I’m showing you today are from Simon Says Stamp’s June card kit. It’s called, “Leafy Frames.” I love the stamps from this kit, and I had so much fun using the products from this kit to design these cards. Links to most of the supplies I used are listed below.


Card #1: Hand-Stamped Pattern Paper Card

Polychromos colored pencils: Deep Scarlet Red 219, Rose Carmine 124, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Permanent Green Olive 167, Earth Green Yellowish 168

Inks: MFT Poppy, Memento Cottage Ivy, Memento Bamboo Leaves



Card #2: Watercolor Heart Card



Card #3: Coral Patterned Paper Birthday Card



Card #4: Gelly Roll Pens on Kraft Cardstock



Card #5: Golden Frame Card

Copic Markers: E40, E41, YG00, YG03, G07



Card #6: Antique Gold Frame Watercolor Card



Card #7: Distress Oxide Ink Blending & Colored Pencil Card

Distress Oxides: Squeezed Lemonade, Abandoned Coral

Polychromos Colored Pencils: Phthalo Gree 161, Permanent Olive Green 167, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Earth Green 172, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Rose Carmine 124, Deep Scarlet Red 219

Stickles on the berries: Lime



Card #8: Colored Pencil Frame Card

Polychromos Colored Pencils: Phthalo Gree 161, Permanent Olive Green 167, Chrome Oxide Green 278, Earth Green 172, Earth Green Yellowish 168, Rose Carmine 124, Deep Scarlet Red 219, Mauve 249, Light Chrome Yellow 106



Card #9: Paper Flowers Tag Card



Card #10: Pressed Flowers Hello Card



Here is my process video! You can watch it here, or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for stopping by today!!


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5 Cards, 1 Kit | Pink & Main’s May Card Kit 2019 |Next Chapter

Hello crafty friends! I designed 5 cards using Pink & Main’s May card kit. This card kit is perfect for all of us book nerds out there! I’m one of the biggest–Lol! I couldn’t pass this one up. I love all the images in the stamp set called, “Page Turner.” My favorite is the large stamp of the bookshelf! All the details on this stamp are just fabulous–love the little cat! Below you’ll find close-up pictures of my set of cards, as well as a list of the copic markers I used to color in card 3 and 5. There is also a link to my YouTube video where you can watch the creation of these cards.


Card #1: Pattern Paper & Die Cut Friend Card



Card #2: Watercolor Bookshelf Card



Card #3: Copic Colored Stack of Books

Copics used: Dog – E40, E41, E23, R11 Books – RV55, R29, YR04, Y08, YG05, B23, B66, V04, E23



Card #4: Paper Strips and Twine Card



Card #5: Copic Colored Bookmark Card

Copics used: Skin – E11, E00, E000, R11 Hair – YR07, YR14, Y21 Flowers – RV55, YG05 Book – YG05, YR04, B23, RV55, Y08



Here is my video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thank you for stopping by!!

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp May Card Kit 2019 | Delicate Flowers

Hello and welcome to my blog! I want to show you the fun cards I designed using Simon Says Stamp’s May card kit–it is a beauty! I love the floral stamp set included called Delicate Flowers and the Moda Scrap pattern papers–these were my favorite items in the kit. In designing these cards I was all over the map; I used a lot of my favorite techniques to create them. (Also, the lilac and tulip you see in these pictures are fresh from my garden! I’m loving the spring weather! Now, if it would just stop raining. Lol!)

I hope these designs inspire you to try out some of these super fun techniques!


Card #1: Colored Pencil on Pattern Paper

Polychromos pencils: 128 Light Purple Pink, 125 Middle Purple Pink, 170 May Green, 167 Permanent Green Olive, 205 Cadmium Yellow Lemon, 169 Mortuum



Card #2: Die Cut Pattern Paper



Card #3: Gel Pen Smudging



Card #4: Focus on Pattern Paper



Card #5: Spotlight Coloring using Daniel Smith Watercolors



Card #6: Rosebud Wreath using Colored Pencils and Gamsol



Card #7: Colored Pencil on Black Cardstock



Card #8: Alcohol Ink blending and Alcohol Markers


Card #9: Alcohol Ink Blending and Pattern Paper Focus



Card #10: Colored Pencils on Colored Cardstock



Here is my video! You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Memorial Day to you!!


Mother’s Day Cards 2019 |Watercolors & Pattern Paper

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are all getting a great start to your weekend! I wanted to show you the three Mother’s Day cards I created this year. I love creating Mother’s Day cards, and this year I chose supplies from a few different companies. (The links are below!) The Magnolia Flowers Stamps are gorgeous, and they were so much fun to paint. Sitting down and creating these cards was like an early Mother’s Day gift to myself! Lol!

Card #1: Easy Pattern Paper CardIMG_7562


Card #2: Watercolor Coral Magnolia Card



Card #3: Watercolor Pink Magnolia Card



Thanks for visiting! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!! Here is the video showing how I created these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Here are the links to the supplies I used:

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit 2019 | Hello Darling

Hello everyone! I’m playing catch-up with my card kits. I’m finally publishing my 10 card, 1 Kit for Simon Says Stamps’ April card kit called Hello Darling.

2019 SSS April Card Kit THUMB

I was so very ready to create some spring time cards! Winter was harsh and long here in Chicagoland. It’s still raining more often that not, and I’m craving some sunshine. This kit was like sunshine in a box. All the supplies inside this kit involved flowers, greenery, and happy sentiments. Below is my video and below that are the pictures of the 10 cards I created with this kit.

You can watch my video here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.


Card #1: Rain Boot Planter Silhouette Frame Card



Card #2: Hello There Tulip Card



Card #3: Hello Darling Wood Grain and Stripes Card



Card #4: Old-Fashioned Hello Darling Card



Card #5: Diamond Pattern Thinking of You Card



Card #6: Happy Birthday Banner Card



Card #7: Let Your Dreams Blossom Die Cut Card



Card #8: Flowers and Bicycle Card



Card #9: Potted Plants Thank You Card



Card #10: Stamped Flowers Miss You Card



Thank you for dropping by!! Have a wonderful week!




Scrapping for Less | April 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit Reveal | Spring Critters


Spring is Here! Finally! I know some of you in the northern states and other parts of the world may not be experiencing warm weather, so you can pretend with these beautiful stamps and spring papers. Our April Flavor of the Month kit is all about “Spring Critters” cute ones at that! So hop on along and get inspired to make some spring cards with this adorable kit. Head to the brand new website’s Subscription page and see what we have to offer this month. Make sure to check out our Blog Hop so you can join in our Rafflecopter. All winners are announced each month in the Teresa Talks post on the blog on the first of the month.


Hello, my friends! I’m thrilled to be guest designing for Scrapping for Less for their April Flavor of the Month card kit! The theme for the month is Spring Critters. I love a good critter stamp set, and in this kit you get 4-one in each collection, as well as beautifully coordinated pattern papers, sequins and other crafty items.

I created 10 cards using this kit and had tons of supplies left over. Keep scrolling down to see the pictures, and scroll a little more to find my process video!

Next on the blog hop is the fabulous Koren Wiskman!

Below is a look at all the supplies you get in the Double Dip level!

Double Dip April

And this is what you get when you purchase the Banana Split level.

Banana Split April

I created two cards with each collection and two more using a mix from all the supplies. Scrapping for Less also provides 4 downloadable card sketches to go along with each kit. I used all four of these. I had a super fun time crafting with this card kit!!

Card #1: Collection 1: Spring Bees



Card #2: Collection 1: Spring Bees



Card #3: Collections 2: Spring Birds



Card #4: Collections 2: Spring Birds



Card #5: Collection 3: Spring Frogs



Card #6: Collection 3: Spring Frogs



Card #7: Collection 4: Spring Ducks



Card #8: Collection 4: Spring Ducks



Card #9: Anything Goes



Card # 10: Anything Goes



Here is my process video for these cards! You can watch it here or on my YouTube channel in HD! Thank you for hopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!!



10 Cards, 1 Kit SSS Limited Edition Card Kit 2019 | Eggstra Sweet Easter

Happy Easter to you all! I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend! I’ve finally published my 10 Cards, 1 Kit video using Simon Says Stamp’s limited edition card kit. This kit was packed with pastel fun!! I loved all the Easter Bunny images and the cute sentiment stamps!

I am publishing this super late because my father in law passed away a few weeks ago. We will be missing him greatly this weekend when we get together as a family to celebrate Easter. It will be good to remember on Easter that because of Jesus, we will see him again. My father in law left a wonderful legacy of love for his family and a great example of kindness and service to others.

Thank you all for your continued support and kindness to me!!


Card One: Easter Egg Frames Card



Card Two: Pattern Stamping Card


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Card Three: Mirror Stamping Card



Card Four: Bold Sentiment Easter Egg Card




Card Five: Decorated Easter Eggs



Card Six: Easter Wishes Card



Card Seven: Watercolor Easter Bunny Card



Card Eight: Yellow Jelly Bean Background Card


Card Nine: Green Jellybean Background Card



Card Ten: Easter Wreath Card



Below is the video for this card kit. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!!

10 Cards, 1 Kit | Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit 2019 | Lucky Rainbow

Hi crafty friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I’m excited to show you all the cards I designed with Simon Says Stamp’s March card kit. The largest of the two stamp sets in this kit is called “Amazing,” and that’s exactly what I thought of it. I love geometric shape stamps, and the circles from this set has lots of fun patterns to them.

The small stamp set is called “Wooly Lucky,” and it is St. Patrick’s Day themed. I don’t usually send out happy St. Patrick’s Day cards, but the stamp set was sure fun to play with. I love the llama image in this set.


Card #1: Diagonal Flowers Card

I really love the circle image I used on this first card. It looks like a rose to me, so I used it that way. I stamped two flowers on a piece of white cardstock and die cut the center circle with a faux stitched circle die to make it a little smaller. I popped it up with foam squares between the larger flowers to give the card some dimension. I drew in my own leaves and cut it out on a diagonal. I used a piece of Doll Pink cardstock behind it, and heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder.


Card #2: Rainbows & Dots

This was a fast card to put together. I stamped out all the solid circle images with the Lucky green mini ink cube around my sentiment. I also stamped out a few black circles to match the black sentiment. I added a few green pearls and stars from the Lucky Charms sequin mix–loved this mix of sequins!



Card #3: Rainbows & Unicorns

I knew I had to use some of the Doodlebug stickers to make a birthday card for my daughter. She loves rainbows and unicorns, so I turned this card into a birthday card by adding my own birthday die cut. I love the sticker from this kit–great on card fronts as well as on the insides of the cards. Decorating the insides of your cards makes them extra special in my opinion. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it does add a lot more fun.



Card #4: Wonky Flowers

I love the look of colored pencils on dark cardstocks! I stamped out these circles stamps with white pigment ink first, and then I colored over the images with polychromos pencils. I then stamped them again–I made sure to keep the stamps on the door of my Mini Misti. I used clear embossing ink this time and poured on some white embossing powder. I also white heat embossed my sentiment. A few white Nuvo Drops across the panel helped brighten it up a little.



Card #5: Wooly Lucky Llama Card

I had to color in this little llama with my medium-of-choice–colored pencils. I used more of the pattern paper and cardstock from this kit behind him. I love how the yellow circle die cut really makes the llama stand out as the focus of this card.



Card #6: Rainbow Llama Card

I thought i’d go all out for this card and color an Irish scene behind the llama including some purple Irish heather. I used my softest shades of Copic markers to color a rainbow behind him. I didn’t want the rainbow taking over the show.  I also colored in the llama with soft earth tone Copics. I think this card it my favorite of the lot.



Card #7: Rainbow Circle Die-Cuts

I have a very eclectic assortment of circle dies. Sometime I want to purchase an infinity set of circle dies without stitches or anything–just circles. However, I used what I had to cut out my white heat embossed circle images. I used Distress Oxides to color them in. I didn’t put them on my card in rainbow order, but all of the colors are there. I used foam squares behind my sentiment as well as behind some of the circles.



Card #8: St. Patrick’s Day Shaker Card

I used a tag die from my stash to partially die cut a window in my green leaf cardstock. I made this into a little shaker window and placed another tag over it. I love this little Irish girl sticker and placed her on the tag. No coloring went in to the creation of this card, but I love how it turned out!


Card #9: Sunflower Card

I really love the sentiments from this set. They are encouraging, substantial and just fun! The one I stamped on this card it my favorite. I used two of the circle stamps to create what I hope look like sunflowers and stamped them across this panel. I also added a few small circle stamps to add lightness to the panel. After all my stamping was done, I used a wonky stitched die to cut out the sentiment. I matted it with more orange peel cardstock and popped up the panel with foam tape.




Card #10: Purple Fireworks Card

This was another quick and fun card to put together. I wanted the circle stamps to look like fireworks and confetti this time. I used more of the blue violet cardstock from the kit as well as a piece of the purple rainbow pattern paper. I stamped out my circles on a piece of white cardstock and matted it with blue violet cardstock. I chomped the corners to soften them. To make the sentiment really pop and not get lost on this busy panel, I heat embossed it with more white embossing powder on blue violet cardstock and then cut it out with a banner die.

IMG_7179Here is the video I created showing how I made these cards. You can watch it below or on my YouTube Channel in HD.

Thank you for visiting my bog! Happy crafting!!


10 Cards, 1 Kit | SSS Limited Edition Card Kit 2019 | Valentines

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love making Valentine’s, and this Limited Edition Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp called Valentines was packed with cute products that inspired me to create lots of sweet Valentines. My favorite item from this kit is the 6×8 stamp set called “The Sweetest.” The critters in this set are adorable, and I enjoyed coloring them in. Below are pictures of all my cards, as well as pictures of the insides. I love adding a little something on the inside my cards–it makes them that much more fun for the recipients.

I used a wide variety of mediums and techniques to create these cards. I love being elbow deep in paper, colored pencils, stamps and etc. When I am in the middle of creating cards with these kits, my desk becomes a lovely, chaotic mess, but that’s part of the fun! I have a link to my video below. 😉


Card #1: Fast & Easy Pattern Paper & Ephemera Card



Card #2: Chalkboard Heart Card



Card #3: Lots of Happy Mail Card



Card #4: You Stole My Heart Mini Valentine


Card #5: Die Cut Sloth Mini Valentine


Card #6: Die Cut Hedgehog Mini Valentine


Card #7: Love Notes Card



Card #8: Watercolor Foxes in the Grass Valentine Card


IMG_7002Card #9: Sloth Heart Window Card



Card #10: Mini Fold-out Card


I hope you like the cards I created, and you are inspired to create some of your own! You can watch the video here or over on my YouTube channel in HD. Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful day!

Focus: Teal |Christmas Card Set (2018)


Hello Friends! I have another set of Christmas cards for you. I wanted to use an unusual color to add to my Christmas card crafting. I picked teal! It seems to be a very popular color lately, and it goes fabulously with the pops of red and green included on my cards. I used older stamps from my stash for the images and the sentiments. Use whatever you have in your own stash to make some fun teal colored Christmas cards. I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

Card #1: Poinsettia Card

Prismacolor Pencils: Poppy Red 922, Crimson Red 924, Tuscan Red 937, Charteuse 989

Polychromos Pencils: Emerald Green 9201-163, Light Green 9201-171


Card #2: Christmas Cardinal Card

Inks: Memento: Lady Bug, Rhubarb Stalk, Hot Cocoa, Cottage Ivy,Tuxedo Black  MFT Ink: Pure Plum


Card #3: Christmas Ornaments Card


Card #4: Structured Snowflake Card


Here is my video for these cards. You can watch it here or over on my YouTube channel in HD.

Thanks for watching! Have a wonderful day!!