Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Paper Smooches April Challenge

I love Paper Smooches!  Their April Challenge is black & white with a pop of color!  Love it!

This simple Miss You card was created using the following products:

Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler Stamp Set 
Paper Smooches Dots & Dashes Die Set
Paper Smooches Hearts Die set
Stampin Up White Ink and embossing powder
Stampin Up Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock

My son went on a class trip to Philadelphia a couple weeks ago. He was gone 3 days, 2 nights. Now you understand how I got inspired to make this card. He is only 10 years old. It was torture for me . . . exciting and fun for him! LOL! He did tell me he missed me when he got home and that brought a tear to my eye. He is a sweetie!

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mini Misti Product Review

I was skeptical, let me tell you . . . very skeptical about buying the Mini Misti. When it arrived, it sat on my craft table for a few days. I was hesitant, and hoping I didn't waste my money. You'll be glad to know it was worth every penny!

Here is the write-up about the product:

The Mini MISTI stamping tool is named the Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and it lives up to its name. MISTI's simple hinge design provides consistent stamping for beginner, novice or experienced cardmaker and it makes stamping easier than ever before. The MINI MISTI, like it's larger counterpart, can be used with clear stamps and red rubber cling mount stamps and the included foam pad raises your cardstock/paper to facilitate stamping with clear stamps.
You can use the MISTI for repeated stamp positioning, lining up die cuts and stamps, registration, etc. The two included magnets help to quickly and easily position your cardstock or paper and hold it in place. The included positioning grid paper helps you find just the right positioning for your stamp before you put ink to paper.
The Mini MISTI is a tool you will treasure and enjoy for years to come. Use it for your personal scrapbook pages, cards and other paper crafting projects or use it for assembly-line stamping on cards or invitations. The MISTI is laser etched, saw cut, and hand assembled to stand the test of time. 

How does it work? Let me break it down for you step by step.

Below is a piece of white cardstock I embossed ahead of time. It is secured in place on the foam pad with two round silver magnets provided with the Misti. I place my un-inked stamp right where I wanted it on the card.

I closed the door and pressed down a little to adhere the stamp to the door.

I lifted the door back open and inked up the stamp. I closed the door to stamp my image on the cardstock pressing down a little on the stamp.

So easy! 

I didn't ink up my stamp enough. Ever get a partial impression? All I had to do was open the door again and add some more ink and press down again. Perfection! No stressing out over matching up the stamped image exactly because it's still in the same place. 

I just love how you can get accurate placement results of your stamps with this tool. I'm going to enjoy this even more when I'm mass producing Christmas cards. It will make it so much easier. It's great for layering on colors too or having to line up multiple images. You can even put multiple stamps all on at once on the Mini Misti to save time as well.

Card Supplies: Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers, Darice Daisy Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Glitter Markers, Stampin Up! Whisper White & Daffodil Delight Card Stock.

I give the Mini Misti 5 stars!  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments about it by leaving a comment at the end of this post. I'd love to hear what YOU think.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Hello everyone! I’m back from a little blogging break. I hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday and Spring Break!

Although it doesn’t feel like Spring here, it feels like it in my craft room. I am enjoying some new papers and tools that I’ve recently purchased. My favorite new item is Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid paper pack. It is so colorful for your spring cards. I used it in the background of the card pictured above. My other favorite new product is My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Frames. I also used this in the card pictured above. These dies are so stinking cute and come in rectangles, circles, ovals, and squares. Do you need them all? YES! Well, I’m not a fan of ovals . . . so maybe not that one.

hello Card Supplies:

Stampin Up
Card Stock: Whisper White and Pool Party
Die: Hello You
Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers

Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid

MFT Die: Stitched Rectangles Scallop Frames

My birthday was last month so I bought myself a birthday present I wasn’t sure I’d like  . . . the Mini Misti. I’ll share my thoughts on that in the next post. Stay tuned!!!! If you have one already, I’d love to hear what you think about it. Leave me a comment at the end of this post.

Happy stamping!