Adventure Awaits

Hello crafty friends. I am so excited to share a card with you today! It has been way too long since I’ve blogged. To be honest, I have been enjoying this summer with my family and both crafting and blogging have taken a bit of a back seat. As summer begins to wind down, I am ready to get back to crafting, creating and bringing paper to life.

Stunning background using Pan Pastels by Fun Stampers Journey. For more inkspiration visit

The showcase of this card is the background, which was created using the Pan Pastels in the Party Pop palette. These pastels are unlike anything I’ve used before. Soft and creamy, bright and bold but easily blendable & have the ability to create custom colors. These are such an amazing product and will be featured as one of the techniques this month, at Technique Class. I would love to have you join me! The airplane is from the Begin Adventure stamp set and is finished off with some Journey Glaze. I think the glaze is my new favorite product. I am adding it to EH-vry-thing!!

In case you haven’t heard yet – Fusion Stamp Pad’s are on sale this month, so it’s the perfect time to stock up! What makes Fun Stampers Journey ink different? It’s a hybrid of pigment AND dye ink that produces crisp, clear images and works on a HUGE variety of surfaces and with many types of mixed media products. There is nothing else on the market like our exclusive Fusion Inks!

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Mixing it Up!

It’s time to mix things up a little here on the blog. And to get us started, I have my first Mixed Media card for your enjoyment. This card was inspired by the challenge over at the Design Junkies website and their weekly Technique Junkies challenge.

The challenge this week was to use a stencil on your card.n I haven’t used stencils in years and this was the perfect time to get back into it!

Fun mixed media card created by Jen Guarino. For more inspiration visit

The first stencil created the watercolored look with Pool Party ink on white card stock. The second stencil used were the Encore Gold dots. A few strips of washi tape, some handmade scallop flowers with Gold Wink of Stella and some gold accents rounded the card off. The sentiment is from  Stampabilities.

As a first project I have to say that I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I look forward to more experiementing with mixing all different types of media and eventually holding classes for this fun art form soon.

Thanks for stopping by the blog. It’s still a work in progress as I transition from old to new but I would love to hear from  you!

Stampin’ Royalty Color Challenge April 2017

Oh my goodess… stampin’ mojo has been OFF friends, and I am so sorry for that. I want to stamp and post everyday but life just hasn’t allowed that recently. I am excited to be sharing this month’s Stampin’ Royalty Color Challenge with you, and I hope you will join us!

And here is my card

Fun technique with split coloring & embossing. Featuring the Birthday Blooms stamp set from Stampin' Up! For more inspiration visit

This was a split coloring technique featured at my class last month. It can be a little bit of work but I think it’s worth it!

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November Inspiration Challenge

It’s Monday and time for another challenge with the gals from SSInk. This week is our Inspiration Challenge.

November Inspiration Challenge at SSInk

Here is my card

November Paper Pumpkin alternates for the Inspiration challenge at SSInk. I low how versatile these kits are and how easy it is to switch things up with them. Visit my at for more inspiration.

These cards were created using the Oct. Paper Pumpkin kit. I went totally out of the box with the kit, and I love how easy it is to put your own spin on the projects you can create with them.

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Happy Halloween 2016!!

It’s Halloween! Are you excited to head out and trick or treat or will you head off to a movie, out to dinner or some other creative way to escape the kiddos out and about tonight? Over at SSInk we are celebrating with one last Halloween post.

Fun Halloween card featuring the Woodland embossing folder and Owl punch from Stampin' Up! Faith. Grace. Stamp. with Jen Guarino

This card features the oh-so-popular Woodland embossing folder and the adorable Owl Punch from Stampin’ Up! The moons reflection is seen on the trees with some white craft ink. I love the texture of these trees!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you, and as always you can subscribe so that you never miss another post of inspiration!

SSINK October Inspiration challenge

Time for another weekly challenge with the girls at SSINK. This week, this is our inspiration!


Fun card featuring Jar of Haunts by Stampin' Up!

 I just love the Jar of Haunts stamp set. It makes so many cute and creative Halloween cards and treats, perfect for everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will play along with us this week. I would love to see how you are inspired!



#SSINKTC37 – Technique Challenge

Yay! It’s my favorite Monday of the month. It’s the Monday where we are hosting the monthly technique challenge over at SSINK.



I love this grid technique. It can really add a fun effect to any panel on the card. In this case it is pretty subtle with the grid being so small. I just received this new set, Star of Light and the coordinating Starlight thinlits. These are my favorite set from our holiday catalog.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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August Inkspiration

Happy Monday friends! It is time for another challenge from my pals at SSInkspiration. This week we have this gorgeous photo to inspire us!


Here is my card:

Aug. SSInkspiration

These are gorgeous fall colors and this card was so quick and easy. I think it would be a great card to do next month at my Q&E class. Butterfly Basics is a fantastic set to use for almost any occasion.

I hope that you will play along with us this week. I would love to see what you are inspired to create! I would love to know what you think of my card and be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you never miss another post!

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Friday Fun – Punch Art!

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share with you a card I made – it’s my first real punch art card! We are sharing these today over at SSInk.

Minion 1


This cute guy was super easy to make using the Owl Builder punch! This card was for a friends son who loves Minions. I had so much fun making this for him.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I would love to know what you think of my minion and be sure to subscribe to the blog so you never miss another post!

Have a great weekend friends!

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Silver, Gold and Copper with SSInk

Happy Friday everyone! Today over at SSInk we are sharing cards or projects showcasing the colors of Silver, Gold or Copper. Metallics are all the rage right now. Which one is your favorite?

Silver July SSInk card

I love the combination of blue and silver, especially for Christmas. I know it seems so early to be thinking about that, but it will be here before you know it!

Thank you for stopping by today! I would love to know what you think of my card so please leave me a comment! You can also subscribe so that you never miss another post!

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