Coffee Tag Trio

Check out these fun Christmas Coffee tags. I love to love coffee and holiday gifts and I especially love cute gift packaging!

These feature the Java Die set and the Wonder of Christmas Sentiments from the Stamp Simply Ribbon store. Which is currently one of my favorite dies. Check out My video Tutorial to see how quickly and easy you can make these tags.

Here is a group shot with the 3 black and white gift bags I found at the local craft store. The seam binding is a PERFECT match!!

And the Ombre Tissue too! (from Michael’s). A perfect match!

I hope this inspires you to make some fun tags- Its never to early to start on Christmas preparations!

Another Summer Season Fades Away

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen, Bright Young Things

Are you missing the relaxing days and nights, taking trips with the family, and all the backyard barbecues? I sure am! Today, I am sharing a collection of “summer fun” cards I created over the last few weeks. You may have seen a few over on my Instagram!

Right around “Shark Week” I realized I needed and I wanted a few Shark stamps. (keep scrolling and you will see why). It morphed into a collection of fun summer stamps.

We have a pool, my dogs swim and float on the fun floaties. How could I not add the Avery Elle Summer Peek-a-boo Pals to my stamp collection. OMG so cute.

And the Reverse Confetti Hippo Pool Pals- Yes please! (seeing the theme yet?)

Poolside our Beach – this little cutie rocks!

I love this shark because he reminds me of Bruce from Finding Nemo. Bonus….he is super easy to color!

I can dream of a never ending Summer…. But I do welcome the coolness of Fall.

Below are the links to most of the supplies. They are available from multiple vendors for your shopping ease. I linked to all the stores I shop with. I love to support small stamp companies, so I purchased all of these from Ellen Hutson.

New Release: Fruit of the Spirit

It’s release week over at Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! That means new stamps are in the house! Fruit of the Spirit

These new stamps are Fruit themed and are super fun to create with. I paired a group of Fruit images with some gingham paper. LOVE the picnic feel!

And of course you need The “Perfect Pear” :

This goes perfectly with the pear printed paper in the Authentique Gracious Collection. There are 3 stamp sets in the release so you can pick and choose your favorite or get all 3. They coordinate perfectly!!

I used some my Circles Around dies to make the window for the pattered paper to peek out. This is perfect for anniversaries!


Give Me Some Glimmer

Today I am sharing the beautiful September Glimmer of the Month kit, Brilliant Corners & More. In addition to the glimmer plates, you also get Teal blue foil…which is AWESOME by the way!

I went for extra clean and simple for this design that was not “corners”. Do you like it? It is hard to tell in the picture but the Teal blue foil is fabulous and so shiny.

The dots embossing folder, the Spring Kisses flower and gems are all from FSJ and the links are below.

Take a peek al all the fun components in this months Glimmer of the Month Kit. You can make some WOW over the top cards too!

If you are looking for a fun way to step up your card making, the Glimmer Machine and kit of the month is perfect. If you want to see me glimmer, check out my video tutorial on THIS POST.

It’s Spellbinders Card kit time!

It’s time for the Spellbinders Card kit of the Month! As you are aware this is one of my favorite kits to get each month and this month rocks with a mini Letterboard die!

The September card kit‘s mini Letterboard die (you can only get it with the card kit) is my favorite part of this kit. AND….September is the start of Pumpkin Spice Season! So how about a Pumpkin Spice letter board.

Guess what? My favorite Pumpkin set (of all time) is on sale for just $14!!! Martha’s Pumpkins. The coordinating die set is on sale too!

SO MANY OPTIONS with this fun die. It is a little fussy but the end result is a WOW!

You can even use printed paper as the back drop to your letter board.

The September Express Yourself Card Kit paper pack is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

For this final card I added the spellbinders Fancy edged rectangle dies and the stamp from the Strength and Hope set to make a beautiful sympathy card

Friendship Blessing: 3 cards

It’s HERE! The September Stamp of the Month from FSJ. This month is Friendship Blessing and I have 3 FAB cards to share with you.

First up is a black and white card with a touch of color.

The polka dot paper is Colorful Journey from FSJ. I love all the different black and white prints that come in the paper pack.

Second is a beautiful Sunflower, perfect for fall cards.

Do you like to color? Guess what? This stamp set can be both! I colored with copic markers but you can stamp on colored cardstock if coloring is not for you. So many possibilities, even black and white.

Finally, I have a Pink Sympathy card. This is my favorite of the 3. Its paired with the Spellbinders Card kit of the Month (September) stamp set Express Yourself (link below). That scripty font is awesome.

Silver O Christmas Tree

oh, how I love this stamp set! So simple, so beautiful!

Check out my video tutorial for heat embossing:

Such a fun card to mass produce for the holidays!


This stamp set has available to purchase by itself. As a bundle with dies and and a bundle with Dies and the coordinating sentiments. What a deal!

Clean & Simple Stamping

Clean and Simple is my favorite style of stamping. Todays card features the Stamp Simply Ribbon Stores All Occasion Farmhouse Greetings.

I love the Font, the simplicity, the black and white and I love the tuxedo effect of the scorelines. So much love!

This card is easy to reproduce to re-stock your stash. Any sentiment will work and the font is AWESOME. Check out my video tutorial:


O Christmas Tree – Take 2

You may remember my Christmas card from last week here, using the fabulous “O Christmas Tree” stamp set from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Check out this card!

I just love the white snow on the dark brown tree and the pop of red. This card is so easy to reproduce for the Holidays. Can you see the added score lines on the Kraft card stock? It is a subtle detail that I am using a lot lately. So easy!

YES! This “O Christmas Tree” stamp set comes with matching dies (even though I did not use them on this card) and is absolutely beautiful! You will be seeing more of this set. I love it!

A Crafty Friends Blog Hop with Concord & 9th

Hello stamping Friends! Today I am blog hopping with a few of my Crafty Friends and we are sharing projects made with Concord & 9th products! As a special part of this hop, we have a discount shopping code for you too!

Yum! Popsicles and ice cream! A great way to highlight summer. This is the Concord & 9th Cool Treats Bundle(July release). AND, this is my 1st time using their turnabout stamps (and matching dies) and what fun they are!

I used 4 bright color inks to make the background with the Cool Treats turnabout stamp set. It is so easy. Line up the stamp in your platform of choice, stamp, turn, change ink colors if you want , repeat.

And the dies are adorable, too!!

They work great with the Stamp and individually as well.

Time to Shop! and Hop!

Please use code CRAFTYFRIENDS20 at checkout for 20% off your order from 8/20 to 8/22! Order any items you want! Happy stamping and shopping! Click the image below to shop or any of the product links below.

Crafty Friends Blog hop

Hop on over to any one of my Crafty Friends blog to check out their Concord and 9th projects.

Jenny Hall

Tanya Boser

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis

Becky Roberts

Sandi MacIver

Sue Plote

Sara Finkey Sherlock

Lydia Fiedler

Jill Hilliard  <—(you are here)

Jen Timko