Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sugar Pea Designs - Spare Me

There is still a week left to play in the  7 Kids College Fund  challenge!  So come on over and join the fun! 

I think we all have had those times, where we might have said or did something we wished we didn't say or do.  We really want to apologize and search for the words to say were sorry.  Well, this cutie stamp set from Sugar Pea puts a little bit of humor into it for us!  I love it! Saying your sorry, but trying to make them smile at the same time. The card that inspire me was created by Mary from Sugar Pea Designs design team - her blog - :  I just love this image with this sentiment and had to recreate it myself! There are several other sentiments in the stamp set - Let the good times roll, Your right up my ally, Strike up some fun, Your a great roll model, and more! You could even put "I forgot your birthday, sorry for being such a pin head!  Perfect!

After I cut out the pins, I coated them with Versamark Ink Pad and embossed with Clear Super Fine Embossing Powder from Ranger, which gave them a sturdiness to stand on the lane. 

Copic Markers
Score Tape

Don't forget to come play at the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!
The theme this time is "Anything Goes" 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Crafty Individuals - Feathered Friends

Happy Wednesday! I would like to invite you to join our bi-weekly 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! Come see all the designers awesome creations and enter one of your own to win a $20.00 gift certificate. There is a catch though - you must use an image or stamp that is sold at 7 Kids College Fund Store. There are so many stamp companies including Stampendous, C.C.Design, LaLaLand to name just a few. 

Today, I choose to use Crafty Individuals - Feather Friend to color and create a card which was fun and easy to create. I dab the middle of the flowers with Stickles to add some sparkle!  


Die Cuts - Memory Box
Copic Markers for coloring
Cutterpillar Pro ABS 

I would also like to brag about one of my new paper cutter from 7 Kids! I purchased the Cutterpillar Pro ABS several months ago and love, love this cutter. It cuts the paper so smoothly - you never have jagged or rough edges no matter how fine of the cut. The back lighting allows you to see exactly where you have the paper lined up to trim, which is another plus! You don't have to worry about the blade going dull - "The CutterPillar's two-blade mechanism allows the rotary blade to pass against the stationary blade at the edge of the cutting surface, much like a pair of scissors.  This helps keep the blades sharp.  In fact, we have found that our cuts actually become cleaner and more precise the more we use our CutterPillars."

I would definitely buy it again!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Newton's Nook - Hanging Around

Hello! I hope everyone is having as a beautiful day as we are here in Maryland! The sun is shining and it's warm with a summer breeze - what more could you ask for?!

Today, I created my card using Newton's Nook - Hanging Around. Perfect card for a friend or family member who is having some difficulties in life - it will make them smile. This stamp set is so versatile - you can use it for a number of occasions. "Let's Hang Out," and "Hi," are the other two sentiments. 

I am sitting here laughing,  I originally colored a possum brown to hang from the tree and when my hubby saw it he said, "Possum's are grey," I said mine was a mutant possum and that's why"Hang in there," is the sentiment! But, I looked it up and possums can be white, grey or sometimes brown! 

To color the sky I cut out a Nestability Large Classic Scallop Oval and sprayed painted with Copic B-93. 


Parisienne Blue 6 x 6 Paper Pad by Papermania of DoCrafts
Score Tape

Your still in time to enter the challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Blog! The theme is "stitching - real or faux" Come and enjoy the fun! 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bella and By DieZyne Dies

It's Wednesday which means a challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and the theme for the next two weeks is "Stitches - rather real or faux.  Did you  know you if you created a card with one of 7 Kids College Fund stamps - you could win a $25.00 GC at the 7 KCF store? So whatcha waiting for? 

Look how cute the inside of my card is only using the Bella paper pad!

Bellas Party by Wild Rose Studio
The top box was stamped with VersaMark Ink Pad by Tsukineko 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Your Next Stamp - Silly Monster's 2

Eeeeek I love this Silly Monster 2 stamp set by Your Next Stamp! Had so much fun with no stress coloring - you can color any which way you want because it doesn't matter -they are monsters!  I fussy cut them out and added googly eyes! Cute Kid birthday card but I'm sending it to my mom she will 89 in July!

Your Next Stamp - Silly Monster's 2 
BoBunny 6 x 6 paper pad - Baby Bump
Colored with Copics

Thanks for stopping by - it means a lot to me!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tobi Bear Hugs - Your Next Stamp

When you read this I will be in Las Vegas visiting my daughter and then flying to Yuma, Arizona to be with my mom for two week!

Well, it's Wednesday and "Anything Goes" Challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge! Come and play with a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the best online craft store!

Rhea Weigman was here for five days visiting and teaching copic classes. Gosh, if you have a place for her to teach - she travels and is an awesome instructor that you will love to have show you so many new ways of coloring along with the basics! 

Your Next Stamp - Tobi Bear Hugs

Copic Markers: E30, E31, E35, E50, E51, E53, E55
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Dress: R35, R37, R39
Words of Love 6 x 6 paper pad by Carta Bella
Neenah Solar White Paper

Hugz to all and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wheelie Like You! Lawn Fawn

7 Kids College Fund Theme Song!

Hi everyone! Yeah, Spring has finally arrived here in Maryland with all the Azalea's in bloom and the tree's with the cherry and apple blossoms! I love spring for everything comes to life.

Today it is my turn to post on the store blog and guess what you can win?  A $25.00 Gift certificate two ways! One by joining us on the 7 KCF challenge blog where you need to use a store image to win! The other way is by posting on FB "The Secret Lives of Stamps" you can copy and paste from  the store blog.  Plus! 15% off of Whimsy Stamps! How cool is that?  And did you hear the new Jingle at store? You have to hear this adorable cute song!!

My card today is using this adorable image "Wheelie Like You" from "Lawn Fawn" that has coordinating dies to cut out the images out. Sure is nicer than fussy cutting!


Copic Markers: E27, E25, E21, R29, R27, R24

And I promise a few photo's of my Craft Room Make Over!

Compared to the room I had before this is a HUGE improvement!

Thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Stamping Bella

Hello there! Yes, I have disappeared for a few weeks - oh we have been busy here. We removed all the carpet from our upstairs and had hardwood floors installed and a make over for my craft room!! I love IKEA! I will post the photo's tomorrow how it looks!

Today is a new challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge and the theme is "Using Vellum"  I chose to color this awesome stamp from Stamping Bella called "Uptown Girl Vienna and Her Vaspa" I love the sentiment that comes with it "Life's to short, enjoy the ride" oh are these not words we should live by. The older you get the more you realize just how short life really is and to grab each day as though it's your last." Well, I try - I don't succeed every day, but give it my best. I think as long as your love ones know we love them, we are enjoying what we're doing and  do no harm to anyone or anything that we are living a good life!

Materials Used. 

Stamping Bella - "Uptown Girl Vienna and Her Vaspa
Colored with Copics
Neenah Solar White Paper
Glue Pen from TomBow
Score Tape
I laid a sheet of pattern vellum over white card stock.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Happy Hump Day! Today I created an easy peasy clean and simple card for you! I choose Stamping Bella Uptown Girls "Clink" to make a cute "I knew you could do it" card for my daughter.  What a perfect way to toast someones success or accomplishment!

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl "Clink"
Copic Markers: Glasses C2, C1, C00 colorless blender, 
Wine: R59, R56, RV66, RV 02. Skin E11, E00, E000,
 Ring and bracelet B16, B14, B12
Glossy Accents to the Ring and stem of glasses to make them shiny
Score Tape ON SALE NOW! 

Don't forget to enter 7 Kids College Fund Challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to the store.  Plus, you get to see all the beautiful creations created by sistah's using 7 Kids College Fund supplies! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Cherry On Top by Crafter's Companion

Happy Hump Day! So are you getting ready to have a fabulous weekend?  My hubby and I will be working hard for we are tearing out all of the carpet on the second floor and having hardwood floors installed. I am a germaphobe and can't stand having rugs on the floors anymore. We installed hardwood floors to our main living floor several years ago and each week I am totally amaze how much dirt I get off of them. With two dogs we scrub the carpets many times a year but I just never think we get it thoroughly clean...  Any how I hope you have a great weekend to look forward to!

Today is a new challenge over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and this one is right on! It's anything goes with a touch of spring! I used "Cherry On Top" by Crafters Companion because spring to me means fresh fruit and vegetables are on their way!   So come on over and join us and lets celebrate warm weather. Sorry for those who are going into winter season - I do  hope you have a mild one:)

Just a few new things added to the store!
New Gelatos kits 
Exciting new product from Marion Smith: The Color Lab! (check it out!)
New distress ink colors in stock now! Pads and reinkers available.
NEW Taylored Expressions!
NEW dies, stamps and stencisl from My Favorite Things 
New Your Next Stamp stamps and dies.
And much much more! Check out what is on sale too! 

Image: Cherry On Top By Crafter's Companion
Bo Bunny Madeleine  6X6 Paper Pad
Star Dust Stickles by Ranger
Pink Pearls by Melissa Frances
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink 
Neenah Solar White Paper


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Sweat Pea

Join us at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends  on Facebook celebrating Sweet Pea Stamps this weekend. We have a few fun things planned so you will want to come hang out with us!

I created a very sweet and simple card using Spring Flowers created by Connie Fong at Sweet Pea Stamps. I love, love this digital image. So pretty on a simple card.  The Die cuts are by By Diezyne and it embosses a stitching around the edges. 

Copic Markers to color
Skin: E50, E51, E21, E11
Hair: E57, E55, E53E51 
Dress: W3, W1, W0
Hat and flowers:B95, B93, B91
Blush and blue background with Pepples chalks .com
Design Paper: Under the Sea" by FabscBlush 

Come and join the fun!

Addicted to CAS   must be CAS
Challenge Up Your Life Embossing
Crafty Calendar  - Add a sentimen
Di's Digis Designs spring is here 
Hiding in my Craft Room think spring 
Craft for the Craic -  April - Die-ing for Spring or Easter themed
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Puddle Fun - Happy Hopper by Stampendous

Happy Wednesday Everyone!  I am sitting here looking at my calendar and cannot believe that Easter in this Sunday! Didn't we just get over Christmas? So what are you doing for Easter? How about treating yourself to some Easter Goodies and instead of gaining weight with all the chocolate - you buy things to make you relax - like crafting!? 7 Kids College Fund is having a huge sell going on right now and moved  older Memory Box and Spellbinders dies to the clearance area!  Did you see the new things added to the list this week!? Adorable Wild Rose stamps and dies, My Favorite Thing Stencils and stamps and preorder By DieZyne dies with a 15% off discount code until April 3 Code: CCD15 - they are so adorable! And a whole lot more! Sign up for the newsletter so you can get notifications when your favorite products goes on sale!

Today I used the adorable Happy Hopper "Puddle Fun" by Stampendous. This stamp is only $5.09 in the 7 Kids College Fund Store!


Puddle Fun - Happy Hopper by Stampendous
Spellbinders Shapabilities Dies, 3 PC. Fancy Tags 2 Set
Copic Markers
Mouse:  W1, W3, W5
Umbrella: V01, V05, V06, V09
Frog and grass: YG03, YG07, YG17
Water: BG05, BG02, W5

Thank you for stopping by!


Friday, March 27, 2015

C.C.Designs and Diezyne Dies Release!

If you found your way to my blog without doing the the New Diezyne and C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps blog hop you need to start the hop here if you want to win some fabulous prizes!

It's finally here!  The second release from By DIEzyne Dies.  We are celebrating this weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group and C.C. Designs Facebook Group.

We are kicking everything off with a really big blog hop!

We have the C.C. Designs DT and guest designers here today to share their creativity with the new By DIEzyne Dies. You can find By DIEzyne Dies by clicking HERE

My image is "Strawberry Beatrice" by C.C. Design Rubber Stamps - isn't she just adorable and so fun to color!

I used four different Diezyne Die sets on my card to show you how versatile these dies can be and what they can do together or by themselves. They cut both layers of my card stock perfectly with no additional pressure on my die cutting machine or me! Easy Peasy to use! The cuts are sharp and the stitching adds that extra pazazz to your cards! 

The white and yellow card stock were cut with the "Half Brackets Set"  Look at how nice they line up with one another.

Red Card stock, strawberry design paper and the sentiment were cut using the "Stitched Brackets" set. 

The image circle was cut using the "Double Circles Set"

"Dotted Wings and Puffy Things" cut out the butterfly. This die set is awesome! as you can see you can create an entire border or individual butterflies and it also comes with a bonus - dotted clouds! How cool is that?


What is a blog hop without prizes?!?!
Of course we have prizes.  We are going to play a game.
WORD SCRAMBLE  Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each blog along the way.

2.  Leave a comment.

3.  Become a follower of each persons blog.

4.  Each person will have 1 or more letters posted.  Collect all those letters to unscramble the word.

5.  The last person on the hop is Rhea, the creator of By DIEzyne Dies.  Leave your answer in a comment on her blog.  Make sure you also follow her blog.
To qualify all steps need to be followed.

Two lucky winners will receive 1 By DIEzyne Die Set and 1 stamp from C.C. Designs.'s the blog hop game.  But, there are more chances to win over the weekend on Passionate Paper Creations and Friends and C.C. Designs Fan Page - Facebook Groups.

Make sure to come join the party!
Passionate Paper Creations and Friends:  Click HERE
C.C. Designs Fan Page:  Click HERE 

C.C. Designs Blog
Alexandra Andrea
Laura Jay Simone 

Delphine Jennifer

Special guest hopping with the team...

Jo Thompson
Colleen Holmes

Your last stop on the Hop....This is where you leave your answer :)



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