Summer fun!

Happy Summer! School is out and I’m so looking forward to getting to stamp more. A new challenge at Double Trouble is the perfect way to kick it off!

Thing 1 says Anything Goes! I chose a Summery theme with cute little ocean creatures

Thing 3 wants to see repeats. Use one image over and over or use companion images in your sets! I chose to do 3 ocean creatures

These are by Catherine Pooler and are just so cute! I colored them with Zig Clean Color markers and put them on ac piece of vellum. The background is ombre colored using Distress Inks

I added water droplets to give an extra oceany feel, as well as sparkly sequins in blue to add to the underwater fun

Thing 2 wants you to partner up with a previous challenge partner! I chose Color Dare. They are saying to use shades of green, blue, and purple. These were perfect for what I was going for! I usually don’t reach for purple so it was extra fun to challenge myself for this

I left the card without a sentiment on purpose. This is so it can be used any time for anything! I seem to need those a lot lately so I’m planning on making more!

Thank you for stopping by to see my card today and we hope you will visit Double Trouble to play along!

🙂 Kellianne

So sweet of you

A new challenge is up over at Double Trouble!

This time, it’s time to get “krafty”! Thing 1 is telling us to pull out some of that kraft paper to make your card!

And Thing 3 wants to see dots or stripes. I chose to go with diagonal stripes

My slimline card is made with stamps and dies by PinkFresh Studio. I just love the sweet strawberries!

Our challenge partner this time around is Crafter’s Cafe. So, Thing 2 says that if you included dots or stripes, be sure to share you card over there too!

Thanks for stopping by to see my card and we hope you will head to Double Trouble and share with us there!


Celebrating your special day

Hi everyone! Challenge 109 with Double Trouble has started and here’s the run down of what fun twists the Things have for us

It’s all kind of a fantasy land feel! Thing 1 says to use Rainbow colors or predominately pink. I did both. Pink Dragon here with us for this card!

Thing 3 wants to see a fantasy or make believe item. Castles and dragons for the win with that! My images come from My Favorite Things

The rainbow pattern paper that my panel is mounted on adds to the fantasy feel and the sequins give some good sparkle that completes it

Our challenge partner is “Colorful Options”. If you chose to add a rainbow or predominately pink, go there and share with their challenge too!

Thanks for visiting today. My stamping time is very limited these days so every little bit brings me joy


Thinking of you

Today I am sharing a card that is made with mostly die cuts!

This is for the new challenge up over at Double Trouble

Thing 1 wants to see you use at least one metal die

I used lots of metal dies on my card! At least 4

All the dies are by Spellbinders. The one stamp, “thinking of you” is from a Catherine Pooler set

Thing 3 wants to see flowers and/or butterflies. I chose butterflies because I find myself ALWAYS wanting to to floral cards so I wanted to stretch my creativity toward the butterflies

If you make a card using die cuts and butterflies or flowers, add your card to the link over at Double Trouble! And while you are at it, your card will qualify for our partner’s challenge too! Thing 2 has us joining Dies R Us so head there to share there!

Thanks for stopping by to see my card. I am extra grateful for any stamping time I get right now as life has had me really running.

Big hugs!

🙂 Kellianne

Sending all the hugs your way

Happy Monday! Today starts a fun new challenge over at Double Trouble!

Thing 1 says to create a scene. Thing 3 says to include a bunny. Easy enough!

I used stamps and dies by My Favorite Things to create my little bunny scene. With Distress Ink blending and Zig clean color markers, all the colors came together for my sweet little scene

Our partner for this challenge is Cupcake Inspirations. Their challenges are so cute because they use darling cupcakes to give you an idea to start with for a card! This time it is bunnies. So Thing 2 says that if you create a scene using a bunny, go add it to Cupcake Inspirations too!

It’s a great time to pull out the bunny stamps. With Easter and Spring here, there’s lots of reasons to make some cute cards with them! We can’t wait to see what you add to our gallery. Head to Double Trouble for more details and to play along!

And on a fun bunny note – we have baby bunnies arriving in only about 20 more days! It’s getting exciting on the farm!

Big hugs 🙂


Clean and Simple + stepped up

Today starts a new challenge over at Double Trouble and this time around, we are going clean and simple!

Not only are we going clean and simple, Thing 3 is saying to use only 1 color!

I used an older stamp set from my Stampin’ Up! stash to make my simple, one color card.

I love a good clean card! I don’t tend to make them much lately because I get caught up having fun with adding all the goodies possible to a card.

I also made another card while I had these stamps and papers out. This one adds one more color. Still pretty clean and simple but with one more color and a bit more interest

It’s really fun to use the same couple of stamp sets while they are already out and just switch it up a bit! Makes me feel good that I’m getting better use of my supplies as well

It was a good boost to make these couple of simple cards. I wanted to take it one more step and use the same 2 stamp sets to make yet another card

This one has a third color – some pink. I also added some splatters, ribbon, dimension, and layers

You don’t have to any step ups on your card for this challenge! I did it for fun. It’s awesome how you can take the same supplies and do different styles of cards!

What will you make that is clean and simple and uses only one color? Be sure to share with us at Double Trouble! And if you played along, remember to go share with our challenge partner – Use Your Stuff as well!

Happy Stamping 🙂


Sending a Loving Note

I have had my eyes on this “Cozy Wishes” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp for a few months and I was so excited to finally get it! It was just as fun to play with as I imagined it would be and here’s my first card with it

The colors I used were inspired by the colors of the current Color Throwdown Challenge

I absolutely love the birdhouses and mailbox with all the leafy foliage! You can kind of see how I added some sparkly Sprectrum Noir pen to the little berries for some fun shimmer

The layout I used was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches

I made my background pieces a bit more opposite on the placement. The top one is the shorter one. I dry embossed those pieces for some added interest.

I’m so happy I bought this set and know I will be using it to make lots of beautiful cards! Thanks so much for stopping by to see this one today!


Swimming by to say hi!

A new week and a new challenge is up over at Double trouble! This time we want to see GREEN!

Thing one has said to use primarily green. I chose to use the greens that have a blue tint in them because those are my favorite greens!

And of course those green tones make me think of the ocean! I love this Catherine Pooler set and haven’t used it in awhile so it was time to pull it out for this one

Thing 3 wants to see everyone use some plaid or checkers. This is something I rarely do! Not because I don’t like it, but because it rarely seems to go well with whatever project I try it on. However, the little strip of plaid paper seemed to go well behind my little turtle scene for this card

We have partnered up with Heart2Heart for this challenge so if you make green the focus of your card, you are eligible to enter your card over there too!

Even though it’s the time of year to make a St Patrick’s card, I have noticed that I rarely ever use cards with that theme! So with all the green, I made a card that still fits and I will definitely be able to use! What products do you have that will go great with a green theme? Make one and be sure to share it with us at Double Trouble!

Thanks for swinging by!


Happy Day

Do you have a list in your mind of top favorites when it comes to your stamps and dies? I do! One of them is the Hero Arts Monthly Hero kit from a few years ago and I must pull it out at least once a year! It’s been at least that, so I pulled it out to play along with the current Hero Arts Challenge

I just absolutely love this little flower shop store front

Another great reason to play with my Hero Arts goodies is because they are also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge company highlight

I haven’t made a shaker card in forever and that window just had to be one so out came some mini sequins to add this fun detail!

If you follow me on Instagram and here on my blog, you know that I’m a big fan of pulling from the older stash to keep past stamps and dies being used. This one was extra fun for me!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see my card today. I hope you are finding time for stamping too!


Hang in There

Hi friends! Have you played along with the February Stock your Stash challenge over at Reverse Confetti?

I’m always needing encouragement cards, so I went with that theme for my card

I absolutely love this Poppies set! I stamped and die cut 2 of the clusters and added them to that cute Confetti Cut – Inside Scallop Circle Tag

That tag would have been perfect to fill with shaker bits and make this a shaker card, but I decided to leave it a bit more simple, being that it is a “hang in there” card. I will definitely be making it into a shaker in the near future though!

With some ribbon tied to the top, I adhered this piece to the Outlined Frame Cover Panel. I just LOVE what darling detail this Confetti Cut gives to the background of any card!

With some coordinating enamel dots added, my card was finished and I have another encouragement card! I will be using it right away!

Pull out your Reverse Confetti goodies and play along for your chance to win some $ to spend in the shop!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful weekend!

🙂 Kellianne