Christmas Coffee With Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses

Hello! I have a card to share today that I created for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #6. The theme is coffee (surprising) and masculine. A little challenging for me. I hope this works for that.

Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles

For the background I used some Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock and an embossing folder.

The white rectangle is die cut.

The mugs and all that is with them are also die cut. This mug set is a fun one and has two mugs with handles on opposite sides. It has a spoon, candy cane, marshmellows, whip cream and a few other dies.

Entered over at the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #6.


  • Honey Bee Stamps Mugs & Kisses
  • Unknown holly embossing folder
  • Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles die set
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock paper

Elizabeth Craft Designs Retro Bus


I finally got to have some fun with the Elizabeth Craft Designs Retro Bus Special Kit. Such a fun die set. Besides the bus and it’s pieces there is a guitar, boots, flowers, glasses, suitcases, peace and love words, adventures word and road trip words. And some stamps!

This card I made for a friend. The silver parts are lightly sanded. In the window part there is acetate. This die is designed to go in an ECD planner so I will show my adaptions to make it a card below.

The back of the card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs On the Road Again

I made this one pretty similar. I added Glossy Accents to the headlights. Funny little story.. I was making this for my hubby while we were in Tahoe but on the sly. While there he gave me a sticker with a red vw bus on it.

The back of the bus. I changed the window and cut out the center divider thing.

Here is a look at how the die cuts look before altering.  I cut the the 3 hole section off the side of the one piece.

Here is how I connected the front and back. A hand cut connector piece. Then I just glued another layer of die cut bus over it to cover the piece.


  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Planner Essentials Retro Bus Kit
  • Glossy Accents
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock paper

Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero Card

Hello! I am trying to get back to my card making and posting. It has been a busy couple of months. Here is a card I created for the Hero Arts Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero May Challenge. The theme is use scraps.

Hero Arts September 2021 My Monthly Hero

For my “scraps” I made a panel for another card using the April 2022 MMH kit and cut that colorful yellow flower strip off. Of course I didn’t just toss it. So here it is! I used the background stamp and the stencils to color the flowers.

For the background I used the background flower stamp from the April 2022 MMH kit and stamped with gold pigment ink.

I cut the sentiment out using the September 2021 MMH kit using gold and black paper.

I like how it turned out and I was struggling to come up with something that worked with my scraps.

Entered in the Hero Arts Stay Crafty with A Blog Named Hero May challenge.


  • Hero Arts April 2022 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts September 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Kraft-Stock paper
  • Delicata Golden Glitz ink
  • Hero Arts ink

Hero Arts Spring Stamp-Along 2022

Hold on folks here comes a bunch of cards I made during the Hero Arts Spring Stamp-Along. I need to make a couple more to make all of them so I will add them later.

Class 1 – Rainbow Stencil Warmup

Removing ink with water using a stencil, Stenciling over ink blending and Stenciling.

Class 3 – Best Wishes Tulip Card – One of the things on this card is embossing with a stencil.

No this is not a tulip but it is a Hero Arts stamp. It is called Artistic Dahlia.

Class 4 – Beautiful Magnolia Card – Two layers of the cover plate cut, the bottom one from glitter paper and then offset.

Not a magnolia but this is the cover plate I used. Maybe not the best choice for this technique but I learned the fun technique.

Class 5 – Glitter Paste Daisies Card – Using glitter paste with a stencil.

I didn’t have the daisy stencil or the glitter paste. I used paste and sprinkled glitter over it. That glitter really sparkles! That is what’s great with these classes you don’t have to order a bunch of supplies. You can use what you have.

Class 6 – Watercolored Looking Glass Card

I used a different Looking Glass set and I didn’t get the memo about using bright cheery colors. Ha. The mountains are also die cut which is a little hard to see.

Class 9 – Birthday Party Shadow Box Card

I also used a different Looking Glass die on this. It is really cool in person with all the layers.

Class 10 – Celebrate Daisy Card

Two for one using stenciled panel.

Easter Cards 2022

Here are the Easter cards I made this year with a combination of different companies dies.

For this I did ink smooshing, die cutting and embossing with a folder. The bunny is die cut from felt. The bunny has spots because the glue was still wet.

Supplies: Tim Holtz Quilted 3D embossing folder, Distress ink, Lawn Fawn Build-A-Basket: Easter, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Bunny & Bow die, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set.

Ink smooshed background. Die cutting.

Supplies: Spellbinders Sun & Clouds, Distress ink, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set, Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Tim Holtz Papercut Chicks

Pretty much all die cutting from some interesting papers in my pile and water coloring the grass patch. And then there is the golden egg done with Foundry Wax.
Supplies: Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Tim Holtz Papercut Chicks, Tim Holtz Foundry Wax

Stamping, coloring with Copics and die cutting. That bunny is by Hero Arts and is so darn sweet.

Supplies: Hero Arts Garden Bunny stamp, rectangle dies, Copic pens

Lawn Fawn

This just might be my favorite of them all. The background was a piece of paper embossed when I got it. I sprayed it I think or maybe ink blended. The rest is die cutting. The bunny is die cut from felt.

Supplies: Lawn Fawn Build-A-Basket: Easter, Tim Holtz Movers & Shapers Mini Bunny & Bow die, Tim Holtz Simple Plaid die, Hero Arts Celebrate Everyday stamp set.

Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero Beach Card

And now for a beach style card.

Hero Arts Color Layering Waves

To start I used the February 2021 kit to stamp the girl, palm tree, tiki guy and surfboard. I colored them with Copics. Then I die cut them out. The surfboard has glossy over it. I forget exactly what a used, either Nuvo drops or Glossy Accents.

I created the wave part using a color layering stamp set. I ink blended the sky. From that set I heat embossed the sentiment using sand embossing powder.

The leaves in the background were stamped with a background stamp.


  • Hero Arts February 2021 My Monthly Hero kit
  • Hero Arts Color Layering Waves stamp set
  • Hero Arts Jungle Bold Prints stamp
  • Copic pens
  • Hero Arts sand embossing powder

Elizabeth Craft Designs Gnomes Christmas Card

Here is a little Christmas card for you. I had fun with this super cute die and tried die cutting felt to make the Santa gnome.

So as you can see most of the gnome is die cut from felt and it worked really well. It is not really a Santa specific die but I wanted to make it a Santa. It is a great die set with male and female gnome pieces.

I used the sketch from Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers March sketch and entered it in the Facebook challenge.


  • Elizabeth Craft Designs Gnomes die set
  • Can’t remember where the sentiment came from…

Die Cutting with The Park By Tim Holtz

Here we go with some catch up like lots of catch up. I have had a couple of busy months so the card making is lighter and the posting even less.

Here is two cards I made for my sister-in-laws birthday and my sisters birthday.

I finally used The Park dies. I bought that set mostly with my sister-in-law in mind and yes this card is for her.
Ink smooshed background using Tumbled Glass Oxide ink.
The kite, Mary Poppins, the butterflies are all die cut using the The Park die set. The kite is die cut from felt. The butterflies have Embossing Glaze which sometimes didn’t stay on them for some reason. I ink blended Oxides and then glazed over that and then die cut the butterflies.
The flowers are die cut from the Flower Jar die set.
I am really pleased with how this came out.
Tim Holtz Flower Jar
So I copied myself and made another Mary Poppins card. This one I sent to my sister. This time I cut the umbrella out from the Worn Wallpaper Scraps.
Dies Used – The Park and Flower Jar
Background – smooshed Tumbled Glass ink
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz The Park die set
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Flower Jar die set
  • Tim Holtz Worn Wallpaper Scraps
  • Distress Ink
  • Distress Embossing Glaze
  • Lawn Fawn Grass die ?

Hero Arts Coffee Christmas

Today I have a interesting themed card for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge for April. The challenge is coffee, Christmas and rainbow. Kind of a challenge for a Christmas card for me anyway.

Here is what I came up with using the Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero card kit. It is a good one, full of coffee stuff!

Ciao Bella Coffee Stains

For the background I ink blended using Distress Oxide ink. I then used a coffee stains stencil over that also using Distress Oxide ink.

The coffee cups were cut out using the dies from the Hero Arts MMH set and I inked around the edges using you guessed it Distress Oxide ink. Merry was die cut using a Momenta die set and Christmas was die cut using a MFT die.


  • Ciao Bella Coffee Stains stencil
  • Momenta Alphabet dies
  • Distress Oxide ink
  • MFT Merry Christmas die
  • Hero Arts August 2018 My Monthly Hero


Stenciling with Gourmet Rubber Stamps Butterflies

Here is a card I made for the owner of The Ink Pad in New York City. Sadly she is closing her shop. She was very nice to help my hubby many times getting things for me while he was there. I have never actually been in her shop. I have spoken with her on the phone and she has helped me out too. Best of luck to her in her new adventures. She sent me this butterfly stencil in one of my orders.

Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die

A fairly simple card with some ink thru a stencil. I think I may have used Hero Arts ink but I did that part quite awhile ago.

The hello is die cut with a Lawn Fawn die. It is one of my favorites. It’s a nice font and I like the size of it. It is hard to see in the photo but I put Glossy Accents on it.

I think I put foam behind the panel.


  • Hero Arts Reactive Ink
  • Gourmet Rubber Stamps Flock of Butterflies stencil
  • Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die
  • Glossy Accents
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