Sorry I’m Choco-LATE! Card Project – featuring Kawaii Cuties by Stamp Anniething

This slimline card was extremely fun to make because Kawaii Cuties from Stamp Anniething has so many images included in each set, slimline cards are how you can have enough real estate to hold ALL THIS CUTENESS!!!!!

I find myself wanting to be late sending all my birthday cards this year, because I am absolutely in love with this sentiment! How cute is the sentiment, “sorry, I’m Choco-late!”

To make this slimline card, I used one of StampAnniething’s slimeline dies. This one is a stitched scallop die. Next, I used a combination of distressed inks from my stash to ink blend the background. I used spun sugar, squeezed lemonade, carved pumpkin, and at the very top I used a little bit of barn door to deepen the pink. I flicked some fresh, clean water onto the panel, as it will cause the distressed ink to react, and leave a bleached effect. I then mounted the ink panel onto a piece of card stock in a darker teal, giving approximately a quarter inch larger than the cut panel. The teal piece measures 3.5 x 8.5.

The first quarter release from Kawai Cuties by StampAnniething has some amazing sets. They are very versatile and you can mix and match on all different projects. This particular card uses the stamp set and coordinating dies from: Life is What You Bake It and I Will Never Dessert You.

I used COPIC markers to color my images. The following combinations were used:

  • Banner colors – blue = FB2, FBG2, B01; pink = FRV1, RV14, RV13, RV10; Green – FYG2, G12, YG01; orange =FYR1, YR16, YR00
  • Chocolates -Anything Chocolate – B66,E79, E77, E74, E71 – add highlights with white Posca Pen
  • Pink frostings -RV10, R81,R83, R85
  • Strawberry, Hearts & Red Icings – R21,R24,R29 / G07 (strawberry leaves)
  • Madellines – Y23, YR21, YR23
  • Cinnamon Roll Frosting – E40, E42, E43
  • Jello – Y13, Y15, Y17, yR27, YR16
  • Teal (dish, cake bows, candles, cupcake wrapper) – B01, BG01, BG49
  • Display Case- C6, C4, C2, C0
  • Cheeks on items- R20 and white gel accents

I heat embossed the sentiment using Silver embossing powder on the same colored card stock I matted my base with to keep everything coordinated. To finish off the card, I created a white card-base to adhere my finished panel to. Finished card size is folded, 3.5 x 8.5. The card-base was made with white 110 pound card-stock cut 7 x 8.5, scored at 3.5.

Products used can be located at

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Brutus Monroe Design Team Project

I joined the Brutus Monroe Design Team in 2022 and wanted to share my projects for January 2022. Here is my first project featuring Sweet Candy stamp set and a variety of Brutus Monroe embossing powders.

Sweet Candy Stamp Set featuring Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder

I had a lot of fun creating backgrounds and design elements, including stamping the images on lunch bag card-stock with Brutus Monroe clear embossing ink and embossing them using Brutus Monroe alabaster white embossing powder. I felt this gave the look of royal icing on gingerbread. For a special touch, I ink blended the edges to give it a an oven baked look.

I finished off the card using white embossing powder on black card-stock using a sentiment from the set, “Thank you for being so sweet.”


Sharing a fun project created with Scrappy Boy Stamps’ latest release called Curve Appeal. I decided on trying out a 6×6 square card. I used one of my favorite sentiments from the set, “Dance Like No One Is Watching.”

I wanted to create a Vegas Style Showgirl feel and used a combination of rich reds, black and to make it regal, accented everything in gold mirror paper. Using various dies from my stash, I cut feathers to give some additional visual interest. I also heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.

Copic Markers were used to color the image in tbe following blends:

Skin- E59, E57, E15, E33, E31

Blush – R22 and R32

Yellows- Y13, Y15, Y17, YR24 and YR27

Reds – R20 R24, R29 and R39

Kawaii Cuties by Stamp Anniething: Seriously Dough, I Love Every Layer of You Card

Design Team Day – Saturday 1/29/2022

Today I am sharing an elegant card using a neutral color pallet, with pops of gold metallic mats behind the embossed sentiment, “Seriously Dough, I Love Every Layer of You.” This card could be used as Valentine Card, Galentine Card, Pick Me Up, Thinking of You, Birthday, Miss You….literally for any person on your list! It’s a great set and can’t wait to see what everyone else makes. If you post a creation using SA products, make sure you tag them using #STAMPANNIETHING in your social media for a chance to win some great prizes.

This set, like I have already said, is extremely versatile and features many yummy gourmet pastry images, a cute little girl and one of those popular layered display trays. To make my card, I used the following Stamp Anniething supplies and have inclulded links for your convenience below.

You Bake Me Crazy Stamp Set & Coordinating Dies

Card Mat Die

Watermark Embossing Pad

Aztec Gold Embossing Powder

Manilla Buff Cardstock

Images above do not include calories, but can add a whole punch of color to any card project.

Copic markers were used to color up the images and blends are as follows:

Yellow/Orange – Pumpkin PieYR00, YR12, YR16, YR18
Blue – Pie FillingB000, B21, B23, B26
Red – Pie FillingR20, R24, R29, R39
CrustsY23, E31
Miscellaneous Shading & ContainersBV31, C1, C3, C5
Use whatever your favorite coloring medium is. You don’t have to have the exact colors I used, try different combinations and make YOUR own favorite pies.

Remember, YOU are the BOSS of your artwork! ❤

Make A Splash! featuring Scrappy Boy Stamps

Today is my day to post on the Scrappy Boy Stamps’ Inspiration Page and my card project features one of my favorite mermaid images from the latest Scrappy Boy release, MERMAZING. Mermaids seem to be all the rage lately and this set really lends itself to a variety of different occasions. I know you’re going to love it!

Bust out the following from your supplies, knowing you can substitue any of your supplies for what I have used. I just shared what I used for informational purposes, but it is perfectly okay to use what you have in your personal craft arsenal.

  • White Card Stock for Base – 110 lb Hammermill cut, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Black Card Stock for Base Panel – 80 lb Cardstock cut, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.
  • White CardStock for Background Panel for Underwater scene – 110 lb Hammermill cut, 5 1/4 x 4
  • Square piece of patterned paper from the coordinating paper pack, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
  • Square piece of patterned paper from the coordinating paper pack, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4
  • Black cardstock for sentiment – 80 lb Cardstock cut, 4 1/4 x 1
  • Matte for sentiment strip – Coordinating Colored Cardstock, 4 1/4 x 1 1/4

I used the Under the Sea stencil that was introduced with the release to create the background which is matted with a 1/8 inch border all around with black cardstock. This A2 size card was very fun to make. Using the stencil builder to create the backround was quick and easy. I used a combination of inks in my stash that complimented the colors in the patterned paper from this month’s release, as well.

After ink blending the background, I put through my BigShot with a die plate that makes stitched swirls, for added interest. You could use an embossing or use as is.

Hair on each mermaid used SAME colors, just utilized a micron pen to create the idea of braids/curls on dark-skinned mermaid

I used COPIC markers to color the image.

  • Hair – T9, T7, V17, V15 and V12
  • Dark Skin Combo – E59, E57, E15, E33, R22 and E31
  • Light Skin Combo – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000
  • Teal Combo – BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11 and BG10
  • Purple Combo – BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000, BV0000
  • Pink Combo – RV17, RV14, RV13, RV11 and RV10
  • White Gel Pen – accents, scales, highlights

Finally, sentiment is embossed with Versamark Ink and silver embossing powder on the strip of black paper.

Check out the Scrappy Boy Stamps Inspiration Page on FaceBook for more inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by and hope that I inspired you in some way. Stay crafty and don’t forget, HAVE FUN!

Scrappy Boy Stamps Sneak Peek – Have A Mermazing Day!

It is sneak peek time over at Scrappy Boy Stamps and the latest release is entitled, “Mermazing.” The images are inspired by The Little Mermaid and the set contains a total of 17 stamps, including 6 sentiments, that you can use to make an endless amount of amazing projects. As always, Scrappy Boy Stamp sets have an optional coordinating die set. Another exciting thing about this month’s release is that Scrappy Boy is also introducing a coordinating paper pack (either 6×6 or slimline), as well as an underwater scene builder stencil, entitled, “Under the Sea Scene Builder.” The stamp set and coordinating add-ons will be available in the Scrappy Boy Stamps Store on RELEASE DAY, Thursday, December 16th. To purchase, please go to We appreciate you taking a peek and supporting Scrappy Boy Stamps. For more amazing projects and inspiration, go to Scrappy Boy Stamps Inspiration Group on FaceBook.

Image is colored with COPIC Markers.


Hair – BG02, C3, C5 and 100

Skin – E04, E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000

Mermaid Body/Fin -V01, V12, V15 & V17 – using dots of various sizes and alternating the colors.

Shell- FYG1, FRV1, RV19

Used white gel pen for added dimension, sparkle and detail.

I used die cuts from my stash to create layers for an underwater scene, as I did not have my hands on the underwater scene builder stencil yet. I also made this card before the paper pack was released, so used some mermaid scale patterned paper from Hobby Lobby and heavy white cardstock for the other elements and then colored them up with my COPICS to coordinate with the patterned paper. I also used some coordinating sparkly washi tape to give little pops of color behind the images.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay crafty and above all, make sure you have fun!

I’m Back…..

I wanted to let my crafty friends know that absence over the last one-and-a-half months has been due to being overwhelmed with work stuff. As you may not know, my real job is working for a local hospital and the COVID numbers have been increasing over the last several weeks. When our numbers started going down in June, and more people were getting vaccinated, I found myself working more hours to allow my team members to take vacations that they had not been able to plan due to the pandemic. Long work hours and the stress associated with the pandemic, I found I had lost my desire to create, as well as just not being able to find any time in my day to carft or update my blog. I want you all to know that I am okay and trying to make sure I balance my home and worklife to be able to relax more and plan intentional “me” time. I hope you are all doing well and making time for yourself, too. It is so important to our health and well being.

To help catch everyone up, I’ve posted the different cards from Summer With My Gnomies below. These have all be previously shared on various social media sites.

The Chimney Sweep

I used Scrappy Boy Stamps’ set called Practically Perfect (pictured here) to make this slimline style card.

I used a letter-size (8.5 x 11) sheet of Banana Cream card stock from FSJ/Spellbinders to create my card base. You can modify the size to your preference. I then cut a card front that was a quarter of an inch on all sides smaller than the base in Hammermill 100 lb white card stock. I used 2 StampAnniething stencils and dye-based ink to ink blend my background, which included a citycape with the tops of the city buildings being the bottom third of the card.

On the top half, I made a night sky. I used a circle die to create a mask and then placed the sun ray stencil over top of the mask to ink blend to create additional interest. I removed my circle mask, which left clean paper. I used a light yellow to ink blend the circle to create the glowing moon.

I used 2 characters ftom the set: The Chimney Sweep and the girl with the open umbrella. I stamped both images on a piece of Hammermill White 100 lb card stock. I used my Copic 100 marker to color in the girl with the umbrella, as I wanted to make her look like she was in the shadows. You can use a black Sharpie, too. Color in everything to create a silouette.

Next, I colored up the Chimney Sweep.

  • Skin- E04,E11, E21, E00, R20 and E000
  • Hair – E89, E59,E34 and E57
  • Clothes & Hat – B000,B21, B23 & B26 (dirty them up using various T-family markers)
  • I used the T-family to create soot on his face.

I used some scrap black card stock and stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and Brutus Monroe Alabaster White embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment.

Lastly, I assembled the card. Hope you enjoy.