Stampendous & Core’dination Blog Hop

Hello folks,

Welcome to the finale of a fantastic week of paper and stamping inspiration with Stampendous and Core’dination. All the Stampendous Frantaging essentials really goes well with the sanding and distressing that Core papers can take!

And this was what I got for my 10th wedding anniversary. Framed with this elegant Stampendous border from the Jumbo Amaryllis stamp set. I double scored 2 more borders on the background Core cardstock and sanded it to give a linear look. The number “10″ was a chipboard number that is dipped in Aged Silver embossing enamels and heat set. The entire background was just sanded and dripped with paint for an overall distressed look.

Hop on along to the rest of the team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Blog

Core’dinations Blog

Annette Witherspoon

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Rhea Weigand

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) (You are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price


Stampendous & Core’dinations collaborates

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of paper and stamping fun with Stampendous and Core inspiration! There is no way to go wrong with paper and stamps I tell ‘ya – my 2 favorite products!

This is what I made from stamp and paper:

I had so much fun with embossing on this layout – heat embossing with Stampendous shabby white and shabby pink embossing enamels and dry embossing and sanding that awesome Coredination paper. The beautiful Stampendous Jumbo Spring Bouquet stamp set will be available by the end of October 2012 to a store near you. Washi tapes are from My Mind’s Eye and Museum of Modern Art.

Hop on along to the rest of the Stampendous and Core’dination team to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and paper!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Core’dinations Blog

April Derrick


Jennifer Ingle

Kristine Reynolds

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Wendy Jordan


Christmas Day with Mulberry Wood

Hello everyone!

I think most of you know I run a handmade card business and usually once August comes around, I’m in full fledged Christmas card making mode in order to have inventory ready for the season so I love that it’s timely that this week’s Crafter’s Companion new release is Mulberry Wood Christmas images. I love that this collection not only has images, it also has so many sentiment and tag images that I don’t always have enough of. Here is how I used one of them.

This is a simple card to make – I embossed and sanded a lovely piece of Core’dination card stock, matted it with patterned paper and stamped the tag image, then die cut it. A bonus I discovered – all the circle tag images on this stamp set fit the Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die SM perfectly. Yay – sure makes easy work!  I also embellished the edge of the tag with some glitter to give it some pop. I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Christmas card making.


Core Cards Creative Frenzy

Hello Peeps,

True confession time … I am a paper junkie, card stock, patterned paper, scrap paper, post it note paper, toilet paper (oops – didn’t think you noticed) – I LOVE paper period. DH thinks my studio is a fire hazard and the stamps only serve as fuel! LOL – I just love being in my paper haven.

Today I’m sharing the many ways I work with paper. (love making a video tutorial once I get my studio cleaned up)

Project #1: Paint it.

This one I dabbed on with a stippling brush. Dip my brush into many colors and twirl it on the cardstock. Well I stamped it after that, punched it and sewed on it too! Followed by some wet embossing .. you can’t do too much with cardstock!

Project #2: Cut and emboss.

It’s paper – how can you not cut it! I die cut a big ole’ hole in the middle and embossed the heck out of it. I love the colored core of the Core’dination paper I used. It brings out the design so much more! Oh I wish I had some of the kraft core paper but my Archivers or LSS didn’t carry them..hmm.

Project #3: Score it and sand it.

Well, actually I didn’t want to score it by hand so I ran it into the crimping machine (which I cranked by hand … does that count?) and sanded it to get the way COOL score lines! It sure made lining up the sentiments so much easier.

If you love paper as much as I do – head on over to Core’dinations and get the amazing variety of colored core cardstock that you can humanly manipulate!


Crafter’s Companion Birthday Blog Hop

Happy Birthday to Crafter’s Companion and welcome to our birthday celebration!!


Today, we are celebrating Crafter’s Companion‘s birthday with a fun blog hop and a chance to win a grand prize of $100 gift card to the Crafter’s Companion online store. Woohooo!!!

* Wait .. there is more…I’m also drawing a random winner from comments on my personal blog and giving away Popcorn the Bear – Party Time stamp set!!*

What do you do to win??
  • Follow my blog & let me know
  • Follow Crafter’s Companion blog
  • Be a US resident (sorry shipping restrictions)
  • Find the secret phrase and email Bindy at Each DT member has a letter on their blog that will spell out the secret phrase and my letter is “T”.

The hop starts today August 6 and end at midnight PST on August 10.  Winners will be posted August 11.

Head on over to my very talented design team and win these fantastic prizes!!

Carolyn LaBille

Dawn Lotharius
Stephanie Lee (you’re here)
Have fun and good luck to you all!!

Me, my mom and my baby.

Some of you may know that I started out as a scrapbooker first, way before card making ever came into the picture. However, I don’t share as much layouts as I’d like – they just seem a lot more personal to me when there are pictures of my family and journalling on it.I plan to share more because I enjoy making them (such a bigger surface area to play with) and it also helps you get to know me better.

Anyhow, here is a layout I recently made for my daughter’s baby album that I’m happy to share – the Cling Jumbo Hydrangea was just calling out to be used on this layout and I love how it pops, being in a color totally different from the rest of the layout.

My layout is will also showcase on the Stampendous Blog tomorrow. You will see a detailed supplies list and instructions listed there. But here is a close up of the hydrangea.

I colored it with Copic Markers and lightly sprayed and dribbled it with Tsukineko goosebump for texture. I also lightly sanded the embossed Core’dination cardstock for a distressed look. To add some dimension and interest, I adhere a white doily and only parts of the leaves. I love making layouts.

Oh and if you regularly follow my blog, you will have read that my daughter just celebrated her 2nd birthday during Thanksgiving week – yikes, that’s how far behind I am.


Impression Obssession Black and White Challenge

I love challenges – they give me a reason to get cracking and as the name implies – they also challenge me to be versatile with my creations and use different colors and medium. Did I say I love challenges?

Here is the card I am submitting for this week’s challenge.

Background is stamped with Impression Obsession Cover-a-card Wavy Lines and embellished with Hero Arts crystal gemstones. Foreground is embossed with Sizzix textured impressions embossing folder – wedding set #2 set on coredinations black cardstock.