Monday, July 30, 2018



Good Morning crafty friends.
I am up on the blog
today to share a
Card I made using Raisin Boats Imagine set

Using water color paper I stamped using only the sides of the Love image.
I then colored using Ken Oliver color bursts and water for a water color look.
I stamped the butterfly on blue colored paper, fussy cut it out and added color with color bursts.
I also added some sparkle using Nuvo drops.
I then stamped the imagine circle stamp on white, fussy cut and added Nuvo drops to the small dots to add a water drop like look.

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Remember you can use anything from the mood board to inspire you.
Something from a picture or even a color.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018


Happy Sunday, everyone!  
Jessica, our July Guest Designer is back for one last share for you all. 
Jessica it has been a real pleasure having you Guest Design for us.

Hey there crafty friends! Is everybody having an awesome summer? I've been keeping busy with the kiddos, hanging out at the lake and doing all the other fun summer activities. I have to say one of the best things about summertime is the beach, especially watching the little ones play with so much excitement in the water. The card I'm sharing today showcases that summertime activity so perfectly.

The stamp used to create this sweet beach card is a Victorine Original called "Wading In The Water" The great thing is that SumMore Fun sells these wonderful red rubber stamps unmounted which makes the prices extremely reasonable. But, how do you use mounted stamps?.... You ask... What I did was trim all the extra rubber off the sides and then applied some Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue to the back and let it dry. Once dried the tombow mono adhesive remains tacky. If it's a little too sticky for your liking, just stick it to your shirt or your pants a couple times and it will remove some of the tackiness. Now you're stamp is ready to go, it will stick to your stamping tool and your acrylic blocks for continuous use. I've also been told you can use Aleene’s Tack-It Over & Over glue for the same thing. I used my Misti stamping tool and stamped the beach girl scenery stamp on Canson XL watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black Ink. After my ink was dry I use Derwent water brushes and Peerless watercolor to paint my stamp image, creating a beautiful scenery panel for my card. I love adding yellow to my cards when I can, I think it adds the perfect pop of color to just about anything. For today's card I did this by matting some yellow patterned paper from my stash behind my watercolored image.

To finish off the front of the card I added some frilly tan ribbon which created some nice dimension. Also, to add just a bit more pop of color I attached some thin red satin ribbon in the middle of my frilly ribbon, finishing that off with a itty bitty bow. By the way, I love making itty bitty bows. Oh wait, the word on the front. "Imagine" what a perfect word to go with an image of an innocent child playing in the water at the beach, I thought. This word was done with a stamp from the Risin Boat stamp set called "Imagine" To get just the word from the stamp I masked off with some washi tape the surrounding stamp around the word. I then ink it up with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, removed the washi tape, and then stamped it on to my card stock. I fussy cut around the word and then attach it to my card front. I added a small strip of the yellow pattern paper and a piece of the red ribbon underneath that word to just make it a little bit more pretty.

If you know me, I can almost never leave the inside of my cards blank. If I can, I like to make the insides match the front of the card. I feel this extra little bit of effort makes the card even more special for the person who receives it. For the inside of this card I decided to matte both sides with the yellow pattern paper and then matted some white cardstock on top of that and then finishing it off by adding a strip of the red satin ribbon to both sides. A little trick to adding small strips of ribbon to your cards is to first run it through an Xyron sticker maker. I like using the repositionable adhesive so I can adjust my ribbon if needed. Also, how perfect is that sentiment “BECAUSE WHEN YOU STOPPED AND LOOKED AROUND THIS LIFE IS PRETTY AMAZING”? Please comment below letting me know what your favorite summertime activity is.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

String Art Cards

Good Morning!  Beth from Beth's Beauties here with you today.  The cards I am sharing with you use the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set and some string art.
I don't know about you, but I have seen string art all over the internet!  I wanted to try my hand at it and I knew the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set would be the perfect accent to these cards.
Supplies I used for the string art include:  Recollections 100# white cardstock, size 10 crochet thread, and Distress Oxide reinkers.  The ones I used are Peacock Feathers, Wild Honey, and Wilted Violet.
You add about 2 feet of your thread onto a foam plate and squeeze some drops of reinker onto it.  Massage the ink into your thread (I used a disposable glove for this part) and then pinch the thread at the top and run your fingers all the way down the thread, removing the excess ink.  Lay the thread however you want on a piece of white A2 carstock that is placed in the middle of a phone book.  Add another piece of white cardstock on top of the string and close the phone book.  Press down on the book while you pull out the string from the bottom.  The result is a mirrored image like the ones above!
The best part is that you can re-use your string!  Above you can see the second use of the string (without reinking) next to the first.  Below, the first card shows the third use of the blue reinker, which is quite faint, but I added the third use of the yellow with it for more visual interest.  The card on the right was the second use of the yellow string.
Here you can see the first and second use of the purple.  All the cards needed were the meaningful sentiments from the Flourishing Thoughts stamp set, some washi tape, enamel dots, twine and patterned paper to compliment the lovely designs from the string art.

Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Etched Daisy

Good morning, Sharon here from Mollie Moo's Crafty Place taking over the blog today. I have been having fun with the Oops a Daisy Raisin Boat stamp set.

This is my first attempted at etching a glass. I stamped the image onto a piece of white card which I then taped inside a drinking glass.
Using a permanent marker I traced the stamped image onto the outside of the glass. I then used my rotary tool to etch the flower onto the glass.

Once I had etched the whole image I used alcohol hand sanitizer to remove any pen marks left and washed the glass to ensure there were no glass fragments.
I did look a site when I was doing the etching. I wore a mask, gloves and safety glasses to ensure none of the glass dust got in my eyes and respiratory tract and gloves in case the glass broke - fortunately it survived!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Wonderful Wings

Hi all! I'm back with a couple more cards inspired by our most recent mood board. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to go check it out as it is BEAUTIFUL!

For my first card, I used the Victorine Originals Baby Butterfly and Flower stamps and the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set.

I started with layering some washi tape, then I used the Flower stamp. Next, I stamped and cut out my Baby Butterflies. I stamped my sentiment from Flourishing Thoughts, then I adhered my butterflies, popping them off the page.

I finished off my card by rounding the corners on the right side of the card.

For my second card, I made some fun backgrounds with my distress oxide inks. Then, I stamped my Victorine Originals Small Dragonfly stamp in various places and cut them out. I also did the same for the sentiment from the Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts stamp set.

I took a white piece of cardstock and dry embossed it for my background, then rounded the corners. I adhered the dragonflies with pop dots to the middle of the card and finished off my card by adhering it to a white card base and adding some sparkles!

Take a look at our current mood board and let yourself be inspired, too! See full details of how to enter for an awesome prize here!
Thanks for looking; happy crafting!

Friday, July 20, 2018

SumMore Fun Mood Board Challenge #33

 Mood Board #33
Happy Friday and welcome back, everyone! 
We want to take a minute and introduce to our new DT member, Jessica from Polka Dot Orchard. Welcome, Jessica. We are so happy you decided to join the team and look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.

The new mood board is full of vibrant colors and beautiful butterflies. So many ways you can be inspired with all the colors, shapes and textures. If you look closely you will see there is so much more than butterflies here. 

 The Design Team has created some amazing projects to inspire you. You can visit their blogs by clicking on their blog names below, be sure to visit them and leave them some crafty love. We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board. Remember your project inspiration can come from the photos, the colors palette, and/or the theme. Cards, ATC, Mixed Media, Scrapbook Layouts, Journaling, Planners are welcome. 
Please read the rules before entering!

Now, the winner of Challenge #32

Azuree Lovely
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and email to claim your prize.
Thank you to all who participated in our last challenge. You have until August 2nd at 12 PM CDT to link your projects. The winner of this challenge will receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate, double if you use Victorine Originals or Raisin Boat products, to spend at the


using Victorine Originals Butterfly Heart,
and Elegant Sayings

MaryAnn - PaperDreamz007
using Victorine Originals Wings Set

using Victorine Originals Butterfly,
and Raisin Boat Flourishing Thoughts

Heather Ferguson - SuprFox Designs
using Victorine Originals Butterfly (1594-B) and


using Raisin Boat Imagine stamp set

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Christmas in July Wishes.....

Hello & Happy Thursday Everyone!
DT Theresa here from Theresa's Crafty Creations
and today's my day to take over the blog!!!

 I thought I would share a Christmas in July Card -

I've added lots of Glitter to this card - 
The best part is  - None of it will fall off! YESSS!!

Don't ya just hate Glitter that falls off a card? I DO!!! 😋

I've got an assortment of Glitter Nuvo drops on my trees
and Glitter Washi Tape in Red & green between the candy cane Strips

I'm using the Polka Dotted Christmas Tree Stamp from Victorine Originals
I stamped it out 2x's in Evergreen Bough Distress Oxide ink and Fussy
Cut them out - Using Dimensionals to pop the one tree up
in front of the other one --
Then I stamped the Candy Cane Border from the
Christmas Borders Set (10508) in Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink
I laid my glitter washi tape down then cut down my white card front

I added the Christmas Wishes sentiment on the lower left side
  of my card front with some Momento Tuxedo Black Ink

Then I adhered a piece of fun foam behind my white card front and
then adhered it down to a Hunter Green Card Base -

Of course, I fancied up the inside as well! I added a couple
of strips of the glitter washi tape and
Stamp sentiment with some more Memento Black ink

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018


Good Morning Dreamerz and Happy Wednesday!!

Today is my day to take over the SumMoreFun Designs Blog.

Here's my inspiration for you using the following stamps:

Wings Set and the word Hopeful from the set Oops A Daisy

For today's post I wanted to share a card using a truly versatile stamp set with you.  I chose to use the Smaller of the Monarch Butterfly Wings for my card today.  I made this card as a future card to send during the month of October which is breast Cancer Awareness month.

Card Recipe:
I stamped the Wings which I placed very closely together on a piece of vellum then used White embossing powder and heat set. Fussy cutting is not my favorite craft task but this was actually super simple and easy to do, so much so that I made a few more for a future project. I had some scraps of the patterned paper and lined them up and glued them to a piece of printer paper and die cut a nice rounded edge rectangle and applied thin strips of silver washi tape to hide the seams. I die cut a butterfly from a dark purple piece of cardstock to adhere the wings to using multi matte medium.  The sentiment was stamped using a pretty purple ink.  

With all the stamping and layers ready to go next up was assembly of the card. I used Tombow Extreme to affix the die cut rectangle to the front of an A2 sized top folding piece of Neenah Desert Storm 100lb cardstock. The butterfly was attached using Tombow glue and some Nuvo Drops in Silver Lining applied to give the body and tips of antennae some detail.  A few more drops of Nuvo were applied to finish off this card.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Now is the Time!!

Now is the Time!!
Be Happy!!!

Good Morning crafty friends.
Amy here and its my day up on the blog
 to share a mixed media tag using
Raisin Boat's
Oops a Daisy set.

I started out using a piece of cardboard and shaped my tag. I then added modeling paste, paint and mica powder to start my color scheme.
I added a neat piece of paper with designs from my stash.
I added some washi tape with butterflies and some burlap.
I stamped my daisy image on watercolor paper and colored using color burst.
To finish it off I added some words...
Now is the time, be happy!!
Its true.
Happiness doesn't find you, it doesn't come from others.  It starts with you first.
So be happy!!!

Stop by my blog
For more of my creations ansd a list of products used.

Also... Dont forget to join in our Mood Board Challenge going on right now
Here is the mood board

Remember you can use anything from the mood board to inspire you.
Something from a picture or even a color.

Head over and link up for your chance to WIN. And the prize DOUBLES if you use Victorine Originals stamps or Raisin Boat stamps.
If you dont have any, you can order them here.
And guess what...
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10% off!! WOOT!!!
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

May All Your Wishes Come True Birthday Card

Hello everyone,
DT Heather here and it is my day to take over the blog and I am always in need of birthday cards, but this would have also made a super cute wedding shower card.  I started with an A2 card base in Kraft and then cut a large banner out of some cute Kraft paper with pink polka dots from my crafty stash, I then cut out a circle in the middle of the banner .  I stamped a sentiment from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Flourishing Thoughts (10271-Z) at the bottom of the banner.  I added some twine with a small bow at the top and then popped the banner up with some foam tape on the card base.  I then cut a circle out of Ivory card stock and stamped the super cute cake stamp from the Raisin Boat Stamp Set Off To Party - Old Design (10003-Z) and then used some pink Copic markers and colored in the cake and topped it off with some Nuvo Clear Glitter Gloss.  I then placed the circle into the space on the banner flat to the card for some added interest with different dimensions between the banner and the circle.  I finished my card off with some pink embellishments.
See you soon!

Stamps Used:

 Flourishing Thoughts
Flourishing Thoughts
 Off To Party- Old Design
Off To Party - Old Design