Hello my online friends,

Here is my card for the day …

CC Apr 4

I used 2 Crafter’s Companion sets today – Stamp It set 64 – Time to Dream for the oh so dreamy sentiment and Sheena Douglass Hidden Fairies. Patterned paper is from Momenta and the micro-fine glitter on the fairy wing is from Stampendous.


Faerie Poppet Sneak Peak

Hello folks,

Time for a sneak peek from the upcoming Crafter’s Companion New release from the Faerie Poppet collection.

CC Fairie Poppet Apr 2

This really is a sneak peak because I used one of 2 smallest images of the collection .. wait till you see the rest of the larger main images. Patterned papers are from Momenta and Bazzill


Gourmet Rubber Stamp Color Challenge

Hello my friends,

Welcome to Gourmet Rubber Stamp April color challenge. Here is the deal …

GRS Apr color challenge

Isn’t it such a happy spring color? Well, it deserves a happy card to go with it – check it …

GRS Apr 25 Color

My patterned papers were all from Momenta, my adorable bicycle and matching sentiment is from the Truffle set – Riding a Bicycle. I love this sentiment because it’s encouraging yet not depressing – hard to find a sentiment with this upbeat feel. I also doodled the frame – been dabbling in a bit of doodling in my art journal lately just experimenting. I will find the courage to share my art journal hopefully soon.

Enjoy the happy color inspiration from the rest of my team:

Stephanie Lee (this is me) ♥

Crafter’s Companion April Challenge

Hello folks,

Spring is in the air!! NOT … in my neck of the woods. But have no fear, we can still enjoy flowers when you play in this month’s Crafter’s Companion April challenge.

Here are my bunches …

CC April 1 challenge

I used Stamp it – friendship sentiment stamp set for my focal image and papers are from Momenta. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a £30 / $30 voucher from Crafter’s Companion, Ltd.

Go enjoy some flowers in your studio if you don’t have them outside yet.


Gourmet Rubber Stamps Febuary Color Challenge

Hello everyone,

I’m still basking from Valentine’s joy (read: chocolate galore) … and the anticipation of warmer weather ahead. So when I saw this month’s color scheme – I had to make a happy love related card. Here are the colors:

GRS Feb color

Here’s my card:

GRS Feb 25color

I used heart and sentiment stamps are from Gourmet Rubber Stamps Happy Heart Day set. My banner is actually a Momenta border that I cut off and the those strips are washi tape from my extensive collection.

Check out what you can do with these color scheme:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Melissa Cash

Taylor Usry


Happy Birthday!!

  • Love you to the moon and back.
  • All papers and stickers courtesy of Momenta.
  • Thank you for being in my life.


Time to celebrate!

Hello folks,

  • The end of the year is always a happy and crazy time for me.
  • Happy because everyone in my family is celebrating their birthday and it’s just a wonderful time to get together with the people we love and
  • Crazy because I’m the one planning for birthday parties, buying presents, cleaning house and hosting house guests … phew, I’m tired just typing about it.
  • I don’t really want to get started with those things so I made a card – convenient reason for everything. Ha!

  • Momenta galore on this card.
  • Check out the cupcake border – love that!
  • The tiny bee .. oh my so cute!
  • And that trendy sentiment sticker – love!
  • I just love these fun Momenta stickers!


Hello peeps,

Sorry for poor weather around some parts of the country … here is a pick me up!


Everything you see on the card is from Momenta – stickers, papers. Stay safe and if you are in parts of the world where it’s a touch warmer, go enjoy it before winter is upon us!


Make a Momenta Wish

Good morning my friends!

Here is today’s card:

  • Momenta stickers and papers – all made of scraps.
  • This time of the year, I’m not just wishing for warmer weather, I’m also putting together my wish list for my birthday coming up and Christmas too (hint hint to those of you reading my blog and deciding on what to get me).
  • I’ll be sure to share what I receive.
  • What’s on your wishlist?

Summery Momenta card

Hello Folks,

I am determined to squeezed the most out of the warmer weather, even if we’re well into Fall, because I just do not like winter. So here is another summery card:

All the stickers and paper are from Momenta. It makes me happy to still see flowers, bugs and butterflies. Do you like winter?


Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! We are culminating a fantastic week of inspiration with an even more fun-filled, inspirational blog hop! And to celebrate Card Making day … I made a card.

When I first saw this thick and lush double sided ribbon, 2 thoughts came to mind:

  • I had to use both sides of the ribbon and
  • it just had to go with this Santa and his luxurious coat.

I also sprinkled some Stampendous gold embossing enamels on the background. Santa can’t be standing on bare floors. Santa had some Stampendous white flock on his coat too and he was colored with Copic markers. Patterned paper is from Authentique and buttons from Momenta.

Check out these fabulous projects from the Stampendous team – you don’t want to miss this hop!

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Cyndi Bundy

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Jennifer Ingle

Krissy Fossmeyer

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Pam Hornschu

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

Wendy Price

May Arts Blog

Happy Card Making Day!


Fun with Stampendous and May Arts

Hello folks,

Welcome to a whole week of fun filled Stampendous and May Arts inspiration! A week of features from one of the best stamps companies around and the most amazing ribbons in town – how could you go wrong?

I used that stamp and ribbon on my layout today:

I had so much fun with the lacey trims on my Cling Ruffled Corset and on the layout border. The Corset will be available by the end of October to a store near you. Stickers are from Momenta and Deja Views.

Hop on along to my Stampendous team mates to see what creative fun ways they are using their stamps and ribbons!

 Stampendous Impressions Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Jennifer Dove

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Suzanne Czosek

Taylor Usry

May Arts Blog


Christmas Spirit

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another fun Flower Soft blog hop! Here are the new products this week from Flower Soft – gorgeous Christmas spirit stamps! The one I used are the Silhouette Stamps and there are 2 more from the Wine Buff collection that are Christmas themed too.

The shiny background paper is from Momenta, the silhouette sentiment stickers are also from Flower Soft – so very convenient. And the best part about these silhouette stamps are that they fit into most Spellbinders and Memory Box dies I have.

Have a peek at how the rest of my talented team mates to see how they are using these brand new stamps. Your next stop on the hop should be Dawn’s blog. But in case you need the whole map .. here it is:

Jeanne Streiff 

Krista Riley

Stephanie Lee (you’re here)

Dawn Lusk

Linda Beeson

Deb Felts

Vicki Harper

Flower Soft blog

Flower Soft Facebook Page


Stampendous on Create & Craft

Hello peeps,

Just wanted to share a quick post to let my friends from across the pond know that Stampendous will be on UK Create & Craft TV today!

Here is your chance to get awesome Stampendous products … and here is a sneak peak of what will be for sale.

Stamps: Stampendous, Paper: Momenta, Stickers: Echo Park

Stamps: Stampendous

Lots more Stampendous products will be showcased so don’t miss it.

Here’s are the screening times (UK time)

11 Sep 2012 02:00 PM – 04:00 PM
11 Sep 2012 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
11 Sep 2012 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12 Sep 2012 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12 Sep 2012 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM


Momenta fun!

Hi everyone,

I have a fresh new card to share – just because, summer is officially over, I’m heaving a sigh of relief because we’ve settled into a new school routine, thank you for visiting my blog and reading my ramblings and many many reasons that I will now stop rambling about.

Everything you see on the card is from Momenta – paper, stickers … hmmm, I guess that’s about all that is on the card..LOL!

Happy Fall y’all!

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World – Movement challenge


It’s never too early for Christmas!

Hello friends,

Welcome to  another Crafter’s Companion Friday post!

With pleasantries out of the way…may I say how EXCITED I am with this card? I am beside myself with all that white and glitter -  it sparkles just like a clean dish out of the dishwasher and it speaks to me at a completely different level only another OCD can understand … LOL!

I used the brand new Sheena Sillios stamp collection on this one – the very sweet snowflake border and the elegant sentiment – so perfect for each other. The crackled gold background paper is from Momenta, background is partially embossed with Lifestyle Craft embossing folder, sentiment was diecut with a Spellbinder die and snowflakes were embellished with some gold stickles.

It’s never too early for Christmas in my book!

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World – Movement challenge


Congratulations Morehead

Good morning friends,

Have you ever done some Spring cleaning and realize there are tons of dies, inks, supplies that you have not used in a while? Guilty here!!

I found my Papertrey Ink cupcake die that was collecting dust so I decided to use it for something other than a birthday card. I used it for a wedding card instead – pairing it with the fairly new Crafter’s Companion Morehead Collection. They are such an adorable little boy and girl pair and I cannot get enough of them! It’s right here:

I used the Marriage stamp set in that collection and colored them sparingly with Spectrum Noir markers. I left most of their clothes uncolored with the exception of creating shadow and folds. Took me a while to let go of the idea that I had to color every single part of an image!

Here are the markers I did used:

  • Hair: GB3, GB4, GB5
  • Skin: FS2, FS3, PP1
  • Pinks: PP3, PP4, PP5, PP6
  • Green (leaves): DG3
  • Shadow (on clothes): BG1

Patterned paper and sentiment sticker are from Momenta. Love these really convenient sentiment stickers!


Happy Birthday!

Hello peeps,

Birthday and thank you cards are the usual types of cards I’m always short on so whenever I have no occasion to make a card for, I always make either a birthday or thank you card to build my stash. Here is one:

The Appetizer set I used is Cupcakes and Candles – it’s not a new set but it’s so sweet I couldn’t resist! Check out our gallery for more ideas on how to use this set! Paper is from Momenta & stickers are KI Memories.


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!


Will You Play With Me?

Hello hello everyone!!

I’m back from my vacation and I missed you! I had a great time visiting family and my kids just had a blast with our DisneyLand and Universal Studios visit. I will have photos posted on my facebook page once I get it off the camera. A special thanks to my amazing team mates – Taylor, Dawn and Denise – for covering for my absence.

This week, we have a new release – from a new artist too – Morehead stamps. The cutest adorable little boy and girl images .. wait, I said that about SWALK stamps too. Morehead – SWALK – Morehead – SWALK …gosh I can’t choose, oh well, just get them both. Here is my simple interactive card:


The images are so easy to color – I colored him with my Spectrum Noirs (hat & shoes: GB6, GB7, GB10; shirt GB1, GB3, GB4; pants: TB5, TB6; flower & bandana DR4, DR5, DR7, flower stem DG2, DG3; skin FD2, FS3, PP1). I put a brad at the top of my image so it would swivel away to reveal the hidden sentiment panel. All papers and stickers from Momenta. I have discovered the joys of stickers – just slap it on and you have an instant sentiment or focal image!

Hope your July was fun!