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CC Designs Cupcake Trevor celebrates!

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 Sugarplums Cupcake Trevor and Cupcake Emma are showing off!  Bring on the candles and cake!  One of our grandson’s just turned two and he sure was good at blowing out those two candles!  Breanna used a construction theme for the party and it was so cute with brownies coming out of that digger! (or whatever that is!)  = )

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I stamped Cupcake Trevor on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.

I used a lot of CC Designs Cutters dies and jazzed them up with crimpers, Copics and a white gel pen.

The Sentiment is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on the same white card-stock and punched with a circle punch… edged with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

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The cupcakes are from the new CC Designs Sweet Treat die! A very cool die, a cupcake, ice cream cone, confetti and frosting!  I love the five little circles (confetti)… stick them on with Tombow Mono Multi glue and the QK Quick Stik.  The Squiggles and Balloons are CC Designs Cutters dies also.  I crimped the cupcake papers with the “tube wringer” crimper and the strips of wavy frosting with the Quilling Creations mini crimper!  Love that thing!

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Cute kid!  His hair is colored with Copic E30’s series.  I stamped the cupcake on  colored card-stock, cut them out, crimped the bottom/cupcake paper and adhered them to the completed, colored Trevor. Oh,  glued on the five dots from the Sweet Treats die!

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I cut the CC Designs Candle border in yellow and green… cut the flames off the green and glued it to the yellow.  I added white gel pen to the wick.

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Happy Birthday to YOU!  

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Thanks for looking!!!  

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CC Designs July Release Preview Day One…

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Time for NEW stamps and dies from CC Designs!  So much sweetness for July!  Meet Sugarplums Cupcake Emma!  There’s a Cupcake Trevor too!  You can see the rest of today’s preview over on the ATS Blog HERE.   All kinds of wonderful, sweet inspiration from the design team!

I stamped Cupcake Emma on Letraset card-stock (link below) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.

hair is E50, 51, 53, 55
skin is E0000, 000, 00, 11, 93 and a itty bit of diluted R20 for cheeks
frosting is E31, 33, 34, 35
cupcake paper and shoes are  R81, 83, 85, 87
dress and hair bow are y23, 21, 26

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 NEW for July dies are the Olive Branch, two on the die,  going opposite directions!  Love that!  I only used one complete one behind the large Phlox Flower, the rest are parts… pretty cool I think! hehe  The 8 Petal and branch die… the centers on the Phlox Flowers are from this die… I’ll show the rest on Thursday.  The awesome thing about it is, there are two different flowers and multiples of each so you don’t have to run it through the die cut machine so many  times! yea!  There is also a stem for the flowers to “grow” on!!! woohoo! There’s a new Button die and Sweet Treats die!  You’ll see them some more this week during previews and everything will be up for sale in the store THURSDAY NIGHT at 8 P.M. CST

“Hey Cupcake and Have a sweet day” are part of the NEW AmyR Stamps SWEET Sentiment set!  So awesome!  Love the sentiment sets from CC Designs… so many ways to combine messages!  Scroll down for my video using the sentiments and positioning them on your creations.  It’s also listed under the pulldown tutorial tab at the top under the header.

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oh fun… I wanted a simple border… going along with the sketch I followed and I wanted to use something from the CC Designs Cutters die line so… I got out my magnetic holders and started looking…hehe… yep. that delicate little scallop border is from the Christmas Bulb Border die!!!  So lacy and feminine looking!  love it!  I had to use the Fence die!   Haven’t used it for a couple weeks.  Forgot to punch hearts in the pickets though! boo… My videos for how to’s on the fence are under the tutorial tab at the top of this page also.

This 6×6 pattern paper is from a Fancy Pants Summer pad… I doubt that it’s available anymore.  I can’t use this paper up fast enough!  I’m trying though! lol

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge blog – Sketch #162

Anything Goes challenge blog – Birthday with polka dots

Papertake Weekly challenge blog – Anything Goes

Sassy Cheryl’s challenge blog – Anything Goes

Shopping Our Stash – Triple Threat

Stamp N Plus challenge blog – Anything Goes

Bunny Zoe Crafts challenge blog – Girls, Girls, Girls

Crafty Bloggers Network challenge blog – Anything Goes

Crafty Cardmakers challenge blog – Create your own flowers

Chocolate, Coffee, Cards challenge blog – Anything Goes

Anyone for Anya challenge blog – Just Use it!

Marker Pop challenge blog – Copic Coloring, Fur/Hair

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to click over to the ATS blog… I’ll be back tomorrow,  Thursday and Friday with more NEW to share and a Marianne Design post that is crazy fun too!

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CC Designs Summer Emma…

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Summer Emma… so sweet!  A strawberry blonde today!  I decided to go rather CAS and stamping for her scene today…. I stamped Emma on Hammermill  Color Copy 80# Card-stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copic Sketch markers.  Hair – E50, YR31, Y21, E35 and E37,  Skin – E0000,000,00, 21 and R20 diluted with R00,  Dress – V20, 22, 25, 28.

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CC Designs Sugarplums Summer Emma is part of the June Release up for review on the ATS blog today, HERE!  Click on over to see what the other ATS DT gal’s created… you’ll be glad you did!

I stamped the Down by the Seaside images from an Inkadinkado clear set with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Papertrey Ink white card-stock  and made a frame for the background image.   I colored these stamped images with Ranger Distress Markers.

The sentiments, from the NEW Beach Logos and NEW Oh So Beachy Sentiments set, were both stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink on Papertrey Ink card also.

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Challenges I’m linking to…

Sweet Stampin Challenge blog – Summer Fun


Crafts and Me Challenges – Anything Goes

Repeat Impressions DCC620 – Head for the Beach Challenge

Little Red Wagon – Kraft

Scrapalicious – What do you do in the Summertime?

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Thanks for stopping by!  ttul!

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Relax….another boat!


I’ve never been in a sailboat so I don’t know if it’s relaxing or not!  I’ve been in several fishing boats and as long as I have a book… it’s relaxing! hehe

This is a Marianne Design Sailboat die, Classic Boats… if you live close to me… the Craft and Hobby Shop in Ottumwa can get it for you!  Online,  check it out HERE.  I embossed it while the cut piece was still in the die…then turned it over and with the ink blending tool I inked it with Distress inks, Brushed Corduroy and Tumbled Glass.  White Distress Stain and white pen on the tips of the waves and torn water card-stock.

The “sun”  so to speak is a stamp from a clear stamp set that Alice made me buy! OK,  she didn’t make me but when she pointed out the potential I grabbed it quick!  I am so glad she did!  It’s called Time Traveler by Tattered Angels… it’s been a couple years but I keep my stamps!  I might need them someday and sure enough… I’m always glad I have them!  There’s that Fiskars wave border punch again!

Linking up to Stretch My Stamps post by Virginia  HERE.  I just used part of the month/date circle stamp and then I used it for a sun instead of what it was meant for!  I love it!

The little seashell is from CC Designs NEW for Summer Sugarplums Beach kit!  LOVE it!  The word “RELAX” is from a CC Designs NEW for June Oh So Beachy Sentiments set… on the inside it says, “it’s your day!”



I’m going to use this for my swap card this afternoon at stamp club.  Glad Carolyn picked this theme because I needed to use this boat stuff!  So guess what… I’m on a boat kick… a couple more to use!  oh no! hahahahaha

I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and I’ve been making badges for Tilda’s Town Challenges with the polaroid look… very fun!  Have a sailin’ good weekend!

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just “beachy”…


Emma says “Seas the day!”   Reality is… yikes where did the morning go!  I got up at 5:45 a.m.!   I didn’t realize my E000 and E00 needed refilled,  so that equals ruined skin and not from the sun either! lol  Do over… ugh!   At least I used a piece of ribbon!  Why do I have all this ribbon anyway! lol   Oh and I used a deep edger EK Success punch I don’t know if I’ve used before!  Good for me!!!  hip hip hurray!  I even used the stamps I was supposed too! lol


I drew the two lines in the background with a copic multi liner pen… then colored the water and the sand with Copics.  Everything is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Hammermill Color Copy 80# Cover and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  Rosies Roadshow cloud template and Memento Summer Sky ink to ink up the clouds. I used the stamp a ma jig to stamp “Seas the day!”  along the bottom of the card.  A sweet Summer card… Did you have a nice weekend?  I shopped to much… didn’t even leave home! lol  Read a couple books… ttul!


Stretch Your Stamps Challenge by Virginia – I used a sentiment stamp over and over to create a border!

Cute Pie Challenge Blog… Die cuts and punch creations (I used two punch border punches)

Paper Play Challenges… Summer lovin’

Celebrate the Occasion Anything Goes

Deep Ocean Challenge… Swirls (border punch)

Die Cuttin’ Divas… Anything Goes

Fashionista Challenge Blog… Simply Summer

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Sugarplums Beach Kit Preview Day 2…

Hello and Happy Summer wishes!  Emma is ready! = )

The Sugarplums Beach Kit is in the store, HERE along with a couple other surprises!!!  Check out the New Products category while you’re there too!

Oh look!  A butterfly from the Butterfly Border die snuck on to my card… HERE it is in the store!  (so glad it was laying there on my desk because the card just needed it!) lol

Emma and I are so glad you stopped by for Preview Day 2!  Click on over to the ATS blog HERE for more from the fab ATS Design Team gals!  You’ll be delighted with what they’ve created too!

Have a great Thursday and I’ll be back tomorrow!  Appreciate you stopping by and I’ll be by to see you too!  Leave your blog URL and email when you comment so I can click right over!  Next best thing to stamp club! ttul!

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Sugarplums Beach Kit…NEW from CC Designs!


Sweet, sweet, Sugarplum days of Summer!  Swimming fun and lots of time for kids to play!  This adorable NEW Sugarplums Beach kit will be up for purchase tomorrow at All That!   The kit will be 20% off for a limited time… May 17th through the 31st!  You won’t want to miss this price… the kit will still be available to purchase at MSRP after the 31st.  Click over to the ATS blog HERE to see all the fabulous creations the Design Team came up with!


I created a little scene with Emma taking a break under the umbrella!  The beach pail zipper pull is from my stash of old stuff!  ugh!  sorry about that… it’s from Junkitz… I loved their zipper pulls and have a package or two of all the ones they came out with 7 years ago or so!  My time goes by fast!

There are a lot of fun elements in the kit…two more days of preview ideas from the Design Team… enjoy!  See you tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!  I appreciate it!

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Sassy Emma…

Emma of Sugarplums fame is  back! Standing tall in the strawberry patch!  Love the sentiment too…part of the NEW Berry Logos cling stamp set.  The Strawberry die comes with the berry, the top and the blossom… so sweet!  I used the Dottie Trim Border die for the dirt.  The fence is the new die from last month… my video on how I shaped it is HERE.  The pattern paper pad is from We R Memory Keepers and the twine is from My Minds Eye.  The stitching lines stamp is from Sandylion… it’s discontinued but HERE is a picture of it, so you know what you’re looking for.

I colored Emma with Promarkers and Flexmarkers.  Skin – ivory, vanilla, oatmeal, apricot and soft peach for her cheeks.  Hair – Champagne, Nutmeg and Auburn, all Flexmarkers.   Shirt and headband – Pastel Pink and Berry.  Jeans – Pastel Beige, Soft Khaki (flex) and Khaki.  Shoes – same as jeans only add Umber.

I love the dirt/Dottie Trim die cut out of the pattern paper but the fence,  not so much.  Funny how that works… ok,  not so funny when you’re all done! lol   I’ll quit looking at the picture and go eat some strawberries!

Sassy Emma, the Strawberry die and Berry Logos are all part of the May release… they’ll be in the store Thursday night at 8 p.m. CST, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the creations by the rest of the ATS Design Team HERE.  While you’re there be sure to link up on yesterday’s preview post and today’s!

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Back From the Past…

Christmas Trevor is patiently awaiting the moment he can tear into these presents!  He’s so cute with his antler headband and candy cane shirt!  I colored him with Copic Sketch Markers…check my post from yesterday for the link to Dick Blick’s sale and a great price on Copics!  Then in the sidebar on the right… Copic refills HALF PRICE!!!  I already ordered what I needed… yea!  Hair E 13, 15, 18, 19 … Skin E000, 00, 01 … Shirt B000, 00, 02, 05 …Pants and shoes E40’s …

I started out with the Sweet Stop Sketch challenge blog open on my computer….It was the inspiration behind this card…might not look exactly like it… but that’s where I started!  Sketch SSS136.  Thanks Korin for the great inspiration!

I’m linking to Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog – the them is “tis the season”.

I had to try out my new EK Success ornament border punch… love it!  I linked to it on Amazon because that was the only place I found it in stock online.   Super cute Imaginisce chipboard sticker and die cut tree… links below.  Echo Park 6×6 Season’s Greetings pad,  in stock at ATS.

on the inside I used some more of the Season’s Greetings pad and a brand NEW Printworks sentiment from their Christmas release.. love it!  I linked to it below also.  Since we’re all thinking about PRESENTS!  (and buying our own, hehe)  I linked up some of the tools and things I use all the time!  I LOVE the Color Bee Scissors!!!!  I have a zillion pairs but for fussy cutting…these are the best!!!!  My friend Alice clued me in to them and I became a believer immediately!   They are the only ones I use for cutting out images!  They last too…well,  don’t get glue on them… use one of those other pairs you thought would be good to cut out that stuff w/glue on it! lol   I use the Tim Holtz Tonic scissors for cutting rubber stamps….they’re grrrrreat!

I heard gals rave about Craft mats for a couple years before I finally purchased my first one a few years ago…now I have two! hehe   Can’t create without it!   Same with the ATG gun… oh my… definitely the most $$$ saving thing I own!!!   I am not kidding…. the best thing!  I know… it’s big… BUT… mine sits on the floor,  right where I can put my arm/hand down and grab it…gotta have it!  Then the Stamp a ma jig… yep… I use it every time I make a card or anything that needs lined up… another BEST thing!  The Tonic 12×12 Trimmer….cuts straight… yep, it does and the Martha Stewart scoreboard….true love!  Course you know I have videos under my tutorial tab for making envelopes with it… AWESOME!  All this “stuff” makes me happy!  If you need more ideas for what to buy yourself… stamps and dies…can’t go wrong! hohoho!

That sentiment pretty much says it all!  Check out the new Printworks website… HERE … The Limited Edition Snowman is available now.

May your Season be full of stamping… your halls decked with paper scraps and die cut waste…creations all over the place!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

More wonderful “Back From the Past” cards on the ATS blog HERE… hope you have time to look!

Stamps and supplies I used for this card and on everything I make!

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Watch OUT!!!

Do you see what she’s hiding behind her back?  Snowball Laugh is playing tough gal today! lol  Good thing she’s so cute!  I colored and created a winter-ish scene for her to play in today.  CC Designs images… so fun!  I love this winter tree with just the perfect amount of snow  “globs”!   The Snowy Winter fence is perfect too.  I cut it all out, even the bits in-between the boards!  I was thinking last night while I was cutting all these out, that I should make a video on cutting out the fence…then I thought…no one would watch it! lol   I used white signo gel pen on her fluff and some E 50 copic marker.  I love the look of this white pen!  To bad you can’t see it! bah haha

Splat!  I told you to watch out!  I love this awesome set that Christine illustrated for us this month.  I paper pieced the puddle.  I used the Hattie, Stella and Rose 6×6 pad.  I linked to it below but it’s out of stock but it takes you to all the other MME pads that would all work up wonderfully!  The snowflakes are three sizes of Marvy Snowflake punches. The mittens dies are new for November from CC Designs also.  It’s fun how they’re made…very easy to piece different patterns together and add stitching.

It’s an easel card so I shot a couple side views… Laugh, the trees and fence are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Sketch Copic Markers.   Blue greens are  BG72, 75, 78.  Golds are YR21, 23, 24 and E99.  Hair is E50, E31, YR21 and 23.  Face is E000, 00, 01 and a diluted R20.  Fence is E43, 44, 47, 49.  Trees are BG93, 96, 99.

No snow here today… another beautiful day! yay!  Always some kind of weather, that’s for sure! : )    I did have fun coloring these images and hope you’ll be inspired to do some creating this week too!  I need to stay in the stamping and coloring “groove”!  I’m linking to the Sweet Stop Sketches Challenge blog – I was inspired by their sketch this week.  The ABC Challenge blog is up to D – wanting to see Dazzle… well,  my snow’s got glam!

Here’s the back!

This card-stock is really gold, not pumpkin!!! ugh!  I had this one little sentiment made up to add to the easel but I couldn’t decide where to put it,  so it’s on the back! lol  I love it though and it turns the Winter card into a Christmas card! 

Hope she made you laugh and want to get stamping!  Thanks for stopping by and ttul!

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Leisel and her wheelbarrow

I am just lovin’ how this turned out!  Leisel for Lizzie Faith,  one of our granddaughter’s  that just turned two yesterday.  Leisel and her wheelbarrow is from CC Designs,  just the cutest thing…yep,  there’s my signature little white flowers too!  Colored with copic sketch markers. Hope she makes you smile!

This will be mounted on a piece of 6×6 wood,  edges sanded and hopefully it’ll work in a grouping on a wall in her room or playroom.

Here’s a close up and then I’m off to spend the afternoon with another granddaughter that is turning six today!  Happy Birthday Attie…hopefully I’ll post her card tomorrow! lol  I’m having fun with all this cuteness!

The fence stamp is HERE. Pattern paper is by American Crafts. The cloud background is a background stamp from Hero Arts…I’m really liking it a lot! Happy stamping to you!