Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pink & Main's Oh, Crab

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! It is a holiday weekend here in the states. Lots of BBQs and going to the beach. No beach visits for us, due to the weather here in Texas, but I believe we have 3 different cook outs happening this weekend!

Pink and Main's Oh, Crab stamp set is perfect for the summer season!

 I found some fun summery prints and decided to create a scenery card. I placed the prints together and decided to stamp and color in the image. As I attached the crab to the card, I saw that it looked like the ball was drifting away in the water. The sentiment "hope to sea you soon" fits perfectly!

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Pink & Main - Oh Crab
Echo Park - A Perfect Summer 6x6 paper pad

Friday, May 27, 2016

DCWV Birds are Tweet!

Hello, DCWV friends! It's Jessi from the Social Media Design Team. It seems to be that birds are a current trend. You can find them everywhere! Along with the super fun DCWV Birds & Butterflies Stack now available at Joann Stores. The stack is full of bold and bright colors!

Here is the card I made using different prints available in the stack:

I love the colorful birds in this stack and wanted to make one the highlight of a card. I hand cut the image out and set it aside. I chose the blue print for the background, to resemble the sky. I wanted the bird to look like it was sitting on a branch, so I used a strip of orange to accomplish that look. A fun die is used to create the leaves. To add a little dimension to the card, I added a few yellow enamel dots to the card. A fun sentiment is stamped onto the orange strip.

I am playing along with this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Check out the current sketch, HERE!

Thank you for stopping by today!


My Favorite Things - Birds of Paradise
Prickley Pear - Pine Branch Dies
The Paper Studios - Enamel Dots

Monday, May 23, 2016

Celebrate and Rejoice!

May is my birthday month! Even though the day was a few weeks ago, I am still celebrating!
I am Facebook friends with the talented Savannah O'Gwynn and she was super nice to leave me birthday wishes on my special day! In her message, she included a bible versus. What she didn't know, is that verse is in one of my favorite hymns. So I knew I needed to make a bible journaling page!
Savannah works with Paper Smooches, so I wanted to try to include some of their stamps on the page. I play along with their challenges when I get a free moment, so I went to see what the current challenge was and it is RAINBOWS! I knew there would be a way to incorporate all this into a page.

Here is what I came up with!

I love the clean and simple look, so I decided to use Paper Smooches Balloons Dies with papers from the colors of the rainbows. A fun sentiment is stamped towards the page. I also included the "Happy Birthday" stamp to complete the sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!
Playing along with the Paper Smooches, Rainbow Challenge.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Graduation season is upon us! High school and college graduates ready to close one chapter in their lives and move on to the next!

Pink & Main's Grad Owl stamp set is simply adorable and perfect for the season!

I have a hard time coloring larger images, so I tend to lean towards patterned papers to help me out! I used a brown print to stamp the owl image on. I colored the cap with a black marker. I really wanted the eyes to pop, so I used a white gel pen to color them in. The owl image is cut out and attached to a printed circle. I used the new Pink & Main's Stitched Rounded Rectangles dies to create the frame at the bottom of the card and used stickers to form the 2016. A simple sentiment is stamped on the card to finish it off.

Do you love to create with Pink & Main stamps? We would love to see your projects! Please join the Pink & Main Creations Facebook Group and share your projects!

Do you love to participate in card challenges? Please check out the details HERE for Pink & Main's current challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Joy Clair, Dieversions & DL Art Blog Hop

We here at Joy Clair Stamps have collaborated with two awesome companies:   Die-Versions and DL.ART  to come up with a fun and festive Celebration Blog Hop. We want to showcase how well our three companies products work together.  Die-Versions makes very intricate and lovely dies; Joy Clair makes high quality clear stamps; and DL.ART makes gorgeous rayon hand dyed crinkle ribbon and also carries bakers twine and other hand crafted seasonal supplies.
Image blog hop
The Celebration Blog Hop will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, Thursday, May 19th and Friday, May 20th.  Over the three days all Design Team Members will be sharing with you projects they have made for all the many upcoming Celebrations that come around this time of year, ie....Weddings, Baby Showers, Baby Births, Graduations, Father's Day, and of course Birthdays!  All Design Team Members will be using supplies from all three companies to make their projects so you can see for yourself how lovely these products work together and how dies, stamps and ribbons are the perfect combination!
There will be prizes for those who comment on all the blogs over the three days and who become followers of all the blogs. Die-Versions is giving away a $50.00 Gift Certificate to the Die-Versions store. Joy Clair is giving away 3 $25.00 Gift Certificates to the Joy Clair store, one each day  and DL.ART is giving away a $10.00 Gift Code to the DL.ART store to one lucky winner!!  The prizes will be announced on all three of the companies  Die-VersionsJoy Clair and DL.ART blogs on Sunday, May 22nd.

DL.ART is running a 3 day Special during the Blog Hop for all of the Design Team Followers ~ 12% off your entire order at DL.ART by using code:  DJDHOPS this code will only be valid on the 3 days of the Celebration Blog Hop.
Welcome to the first stop on the Day 2 Celebration Blog Hop! The entire list of Designers for the entire Celebration Blog Hop is listed on the
I paired up the fun DieVersion Baby Boy Bootie die, DL Art Baby Bundle ribbon and Joy Clair's Oh, Baby stamp set with fun papers from Pebbles. I decided to use a variety of prints of pinks to make a girl card.
The baby boy bootie die is attached to a circle cut out and added to the card front. I wrapped the ribbon around the card and slipped a printed paper for the sentiment towards the bottom of the card. This is a very simple card to recreate and easy to switch to a card for a baby boy!
Your next stop on the blog hop is Karen's blog.
If you should get lost along the way please go back to the Die-Versions Blog and the whole list for each day will be listed there.
Now here is the list of the blogs with their links!!

I hope you have enjoyed the Celebration Blog Hop!! Be sure to
leave comments on all the blogs for a chance at winning one of the many

for stopping by!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Heartfelt Thanks

It has been a rainy few weeks here in Texas, with more predicted in the week ahead! One good thing about this rain is that the flowers are in full bloom! The bright colors help out with the gloomy days! Right outside our front door is a hibiscus plant with large orange blooms! So flowers have been on my mind lately, so when I saw this inspiration picture from Inspired by Stamping, the floral print jumped out!  So I decided to play along for the chance to be one of their Inspired by Stamping guest designers.

Inspired by Stamping Guest Design Team Call Inspiration Photo

So I decided to create a card focused on flowers!

I chose one of the gorgeous flowers from the Inspired by Stamping's Elegant Flower stamp set. I stamped the image in white and added white embossing powder. I used a couple different ZIG watercolor markers to color in the images. A simple sentiment is stamped with brown ink. I added the floral panel to the front of a kraft card base.
Want to learn more about Inspired by Stamping? Find them on Facebook, HERE!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Pink & Main Ever After

Happy Saturday, Pink & Main friends! Did you see Pink & Main's newest release! It is full of cute stamp sets! I hope you stop by and check them out HERE!

I am working with the adorable set, Ever After, to create a perfect CAS card
for the newly married couple.
 I used an embossed A2 card for the base of this simple card. I stamped the cake image and cut it out. Once the image is colored, I attached it to the card. A simple sentiment is stamped towards the bottom of the card.
To finish the card, I also included a sentiment on the inside of the card. 
What a perfect card to recreate when you are in a rush to give to a happy couple!
Do you love to create with Pink & Main stamps? We would love to see your projects! Please join the Pink & Main Creations Facebook Group and share your projects!
Do you love to participate in card challenges? Please check out the details HERE for Pink & Main's current challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
Pink & Main  - Ever After