Stamping & Coloring on Cards

As part of the 24-Hour Craft Day on HSN last month, I created several projects using American Crafts Chromatix markers. Unfortunately, the markers sold out and are no longer available at, but I thought I would still share with you what I made.


For this card, I combined stamps together with a couple of the phrase stickers from the Inspired Inc. Mega Stickers Kit.













For this card I tried coloring the markers directly to a solid floral stamp. I love the way the colors mixed together before stamping them on the paper. The card sentiment is again from the Inspired Inc. Mega Sticker Kit.





And finally, I created a scrapbook page with a stamped city skyline. I love the watercolor effect I was able to achieve using these markers. So fun!






That’s it for today! I’ll be back again soon with more shares. I hope you are having a lovely Spring!


Simply Iconic Stamps

Lisa Bearnson’s Inspired Inc. stamp kits are AWESOME! And I love working with them. Not only are they a FANTASTIC value (FIVE 4×6 stamp sets, inks AND an acrylic block in a sturdy box), but they are great quality! They stamp beautifully every single time. Here are a few pages that I created using the Simply Iconic Stamp Kit still available in the Inspired Inc. shop at HERE. You can see up close images of each stamp sheet and download coordinating cut files for the stamps HERE on Lisa Bearnson’s blog.


Here are a couple of the layouts I created with this kit.


For this Valentine page I used the stamps to create several accents on the page. I used the paperclip and “Air Mail” pennant on the top left photo, and then added a stamped postage stamp and pushpin to the photo on the right.


The chevron borders, typewriter and heart are also created using the stamp kit. And see that adorable cursive word “LOVE?” It looks like a die cut, but it is actually an epoxy sticker of Lisa Bearnson’s handwriting from the Write On Handwriting Sticker Kit (pictured below).



On this page I used the paper airplane stamp across the title sticker at the top of the page. The camera, date pennant, and “Expand Your View” images were also created with this darling stamp set!


The two layered pennants (yellow quatrefoil and blue quote) are from Lisa’s The Write Tablet Set of 6 Journal Pads (another awesome set of products … PERFECT for pocket scrapping!).


Thanks for taking a look at my work! I hope you are having a great week!


Hometown Parade

Hi Friends! How was your weekend? We didn’t make it to the mountains for a fall drive, but we had a few lovely rainstorms passed through that filled the air with that delicious Fall smell. Mmmmm! I wish you could bottle that smell! It is my favorite!

This week, I thought I would share with you a few of the projects that I have been creating for the Paper Crafting with Lisa Bearnson show on HSN. Lisa has more shows coming up next week on the 17th and there are so many darling products! You can see a few sneaks of those on Lisa’s Blog Here and Here and Here and Here … but first, I thought I would revisit some of her products that are currently available in the Inspired Inc. store at now.


On this page I featured the Simply Stated Stamp Kit (AWESOME stamps and AWESOME value!) and the Across the Board Border Kit (so many colors and patterns!).



I used the red and the blue ink pads from the kit along with another ink pad from my stash to create the stamped banner across the top of the page. These little inks are JUICY! And I love that the red ink is a true red … not orange-y, blech-red.



The border strips that I used are the red strips across the top and bottom of this layered section (I handcut along the decorative flourish edge for more detail on the bottom one), the polka dot strip, and the hexagon strip. The other red (banner) and blue (woodgrain) strips are just patterned paper strips from my scrap bin.


I also created the date tag using the stamps from the kit. If you love glitter paper … THIS SET is a nice heavy text weight and cuts like a DREAM with punches or a die cutting machine without gunking up your blade (or punch).


I’ll be back with more shares tomorrow! Thanks for coming by!


Inspired by May Flowers

Hi Friends! Today I am up on the My Mind’s Eye Blog with a page inspired by the beautiful flowers popping up everywhere in the world around us right now. I chose to work with the Find Your Wings and Fly “Up and Away” collection, and I’ve gotta say … I am IN LOVE with the fresh combinations of colors, patterns, and shapes in this collection. Have you checked it out yet?! You’ve GOT to! It’s such a delicious collection. :D When I first get a peek at Rhonna Farrer’s collections, I must admit that I’m a bit intimidated. I’m always worried that they are too hip-romantic for my style. But then I start working with them … and it’s infatuation. :D What can I say … I’m infatuated with EVERYTHING My Mind’s Eye makes. :D


Find Your Wings and Fly “Up and Away” Collection: Be Awesome paper, Rainbow Harlequin paper, Krafty Floral paper, Mixed Media paper, Big Top paper, 12 x 12 Sticker Accessories, 12 x 12 Chipboard Accessories, Decorative Brads, Decorative Tape, Enamel Dots, Stamps
Other: Brown distressing ink, Black stamp ink, Acrylic block, Vellum, Computer and printer, Olive spray ink, Tab punch, Scissors, Trimmer, Adhesive

My jumping off point for this page was the Krafty Floral paper. *da-thump, da-thump* … because it makes my heart go pitter-patter. I mean, LOOK at those florals … go ahead … take a peek at them close up. See the patterns over the top? Yes, that keeps those flowers from feeling too gramma-ee. I placed a band of that paper across the bottom of my page, and then selected the aqua and lime green patterns to go with it.

Next, I arranged my photos in a band across the center of my page. As you can see, one of the photos is more of a headshot of my daughter and the other two are full body shots. I decided that I wanted to call more attention to the headshot photo by categorizing them and separating them from each other. In the space in between, I placed the large floral chipboard piece.


Next, I placed the banner chipboard “title” across the top of the photos and embellished it with all kinds of goodies in different shapes.


My journaling was printed on white cardstock. It felt a little too bright, so I toned it down with a spritz of olive green shimmer spray. I added a stamped phrase underneath the headshot photo and then accented the journal block with a hot air balloon stamped on vellum, small heart sticker, and enamel dots.

Thanks for taking a peek at my page today! I hope you have a great week!