Wire Works Wednesday

Hello everyone!

We just returned from our monthly long Asian adventure. I’m jetlagging and up at some odd hours of the night. Tonight, I just realized I have not played with wires in a long while – Flower Soft wires that is. So I decided to make a good old fashion bouquet of Flowers with it.

It’s right there – stuck in the bicycle basket. But I wanted to direct your eye to the pots of other flowers you see – those are the new Flower Soft colors just released last week at CHA – specifically, Orange Blossom, Burgundy and Citrus Crush… oh so delicious! Papers are from Basic Grey, the garland is from Little Yellow Bicycle and the image is a Flower Soft card topper!

I’m off to see if I can get some sleep!


Stampendous & Resin Craft collaborates!

Good morning friends,

All of this entire week, the Stampendous team is showcasing what you could do with resin from Resin Craft blog and I have discovered, you can do ALOT with stamps and resin!! Oh and I have never worked with resin before and it’s so easy to use that anyone can use it. So hold on to your seats and get ready for plenty of inspiration and multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies.

For my 1st resin and stamp project, I did a stamped resin buttons for a layout. Here it is:

I love the juxtapose between the neat and clean layout design with the splash of painty mess – the dribbles of paint and the glittery painty resin buttons. Here is a close up of those buttons:

Here are the supplies I used:

Cardstock: Recollections

Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances, Little Yellow Bicycle

Stamps: Stampendous Jumbo Songbird, Altered Type Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps, Retro Alphabet Perfectly Clear Stamps

Ink/Paint: Tsukineko, Ranger

Mist: October Afternoon

Glitter: Stampendous Glitz Glitter

Ribbon/Twine: Craft Supplies

Tags: K & Co

Button: Michael’s dollar bin

Resin: Envirotex

Chipboard Sticker: Crate Paper

Clear Stickers: DCWV

Border Punch: Fiskars

Border Stickers: Momenta

Adhesive: Scotch & Kuretake

Don’t forget to check out the other talented Stampendous team ladies showcasing their projects today.

Lynn Mercurio

Melinda Gleissner

Wendy Price

Pam Hornshu

Are there prizes?? Of course!! 3 -prizes of jewelry resin, bottle cap, bevel, button plus SSC1124 Charm Collection Perfectly Clear Stamps and open to US and Canadian residents too! Leave me a comment – Happy hopping and good luck!


Stampendous & ClearScraps collaboration

Welcome everyone!

This entire week, the Stampendous & ClearScraps design teams are partnering and bringing you the best of both worlds – stamps and chipboard and acrylic albums merged into 1 FABULOUS and FUN combination!  If you have never stamped on acrylic or chipboard, or if you do it regularly, get ready for plenty of inspiration and multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies.

Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions‘ blog or the Clear Scrap blog to the design team members blogs for your viewing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 30th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity and take stamping beyond just cards!


Here is what I made:


Inside of card

Outside of card


This is one of the fun-ness project I’ve done in a long time!! I love the stickles on the front of the ClearScraps Send It Clear card and the fun Stampendous Cling Ballerina kiddo on the inside casting her magic wand of twine! My double sided paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and sentiment is from American Crafts (rub on) and Authentique Paper (stickers). All inks that I used for stamping are from Tsukineko.

We’ve got three huge prize packages to give away featuring Stampendous Class A’Peel Stickers, Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps, Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, a ClearScraps Album just like ours, two Send it Clear Cards from Clear Scraps, an additional ClearScraps product (varies), a colored StazOn ink pad from Tsukineko, an opaque StazOn pad from Tsukineko (with refill), some Sponge Daubers and some Ink Blushersfrom imagine Crafts/Tsukineko. You can win our prizes in three ways -

  • Comment here on our blog – all week  -  we’ll choose one winner from the Mon – Fri Comments
  • Check us out on Facebook! We’ll keep our ClearScraps collaboration posts at the top. Click SHARE and share them on your wall. We’ll draw a winner from all the folks who SHARE our posts this week (through Saturday’s hop)
  • Comment on our Hop! Saturday will be our big Blog Hop – comment on the blogs and we’ll enter you once for each comment!

Plus – ClearScraps has a passel of prizes as well. You can win them by visiting and commenting on their blog!

Leave me some love (and follow my blog if you will, not necessary to win) before you hop along.

Stampendous Impressions – http://www.stampendousblog.wordpress.com/
Clear Scraps http://clearscraps.typepad.com/
Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty) – http://blog.artycarty.com/ (you are here)
Leah http://www.leahscraftylife.com/
Pam Hornschu – http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Cathy http://allofme-sofar.blogspot.com/
Lea Kimmel – http://ink-positive.blogspot.com/




Just us

Good morning everyone!

This layout makes my heart swoon!! Actually it’s the 2 little short ones that makes my heart swoon – but I love any layout with them in it ♥ No more words for how swoony I feel – must be a mother kinda thing. 1 is born at Thanksgiving and the other at X’mas and 2 days before my my own b’day – so they are my Thanksgiving and b’day/X’mas gifts. Why do I say that? Because this is the last week to enter into the Stampendous gift challenge!

Here ya go … doesn’t that make you want to go awwww … They’re just playing and he is just shoving the Nuk into everyone’s mouth ;)

Here are some details of how I did the page:


Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye

Stamp: Stampendous

Ink: Ranger

Buttons: Dress it up

Chipboard hearts: Fancy Pants

Vellum Hearts: Black Ink

Tab: American Craft

Stickers: American Craft

Washi Tape: K & Co

Pinking Shears: Fiskars

Die: Spellbinders

Die cut machine: Sizzix

Thread: Gutterman

Sewing Machine: Kenmore

Adhesive: Scotch



  1.  Attach multi-colored stripped patterned paper onto layout background.
  2. Die cut eyelet circle and trim top and bottom edge of a strip of grey cardstock with pinking shears. Decorate top edge with washi tape.
  3. Attach photos to stripped panel. Tuck die cut eyelet circle under left photo and embellished grey cardstock under right photos. Add journaled tab to left photo.
  4. Roughly sew multiple lines to resemble tree truck and branches vertically through the middle of the page.
  5. Stamp kids swinging on both sides of the layout.
  6. Randomly decorate tree branches with hearts to create a variety of texture and dimension.

Now go scrap your awwww moments while I admire my children.


Happy Spring!!

Hello everyone,

I’m thrilled that the weather is getting warmer – I’m not a fan of snow, slush and cold … I can say unequivocally that we only moved to MN for work, definately NOT for the weather!

Since Spring is in the air – I’m also in a much better mood these days and I made this card to celebrate Spring and it’s incidentally also the challenge over at Flower Soft blog!

The card is a 5″ x 7″ card and the bicycle image is a card topper from Flower Soft Country Bicycle pack. I used a variety of Flower Soft sprinkles to bring the flowers to life. Butterfly is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Here’s a list of my other Design Team members for more inspiration:

Deb Felts
Deb Seyer
Jennifer Buck
Linda Beeson
Krista Riley
Dawn Lusk
Lisa Murphy

We would love for you to join us for this challenge – simply add your creation to the comments section of the challenge post on the Flower Soft blog. If you upload your creation to SCS, please use the keyword FSC43 and flowersoft so we will be able to find you. The prize for this challenge is the Mabel Lucie Attwell 3D Pop-up Card Kit.

Happy Creating and enjoy this warm up!