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Hi everyone! Sharing a card today using the super cute new Only For You stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs!

I kept the design of this on the simpler side to let the adorable kitty take center stage. I started by inking the background panel with Antique Linen distress ink. I added some Spun Sugar distress ink for a soft effect. After the inks were completely dry, I inked up a Hearts Forever background stamp from La-La Land Crafts with Versamark and heat embossed using Wow! Oyster Glintz.

I inked a few die-cut hearts with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick distress inks and heat embossed the sentiment from this stamp set in Wow! Super Fine Opaque White embossing powder.

I love the golden shine in the background.
Hope you enjoyed and have a fabulous crafty week!
Thanks for stopping by!
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You Lift Me Up!

Hi everyone! Sharing another sneak today of a soon to be released stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs! This one’s called “You Lift Me Up”. What an adorable piggy!!

I Copic air-brushed a sky background for him using a sun ray and cloud stencil. I just love that he’s wearing sunglasses, so I had to add some rays up there.

I colored the balloon and piggy with Copics, fussy cut them out and glued them to the background. There are strings around the piggy, but you get to draw in the string to the balloon. I love that you can easily make it as short or as long as you like and you can add multiple balloons too!

For a little extra dimension, I die-cut some clouds and glued them here and there.

I just love the uplifting sentiment in this set!

Keep an eye out for the new GSD stamps coming soon and thanks so much for stopping by!

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Meow and Furever!

Hi there! Sharing a card today using some super cute stamps from the brand new Gerda Steiner Designs release coming very soon! There are quite a few awesome sets in this release and cat lover’s rejoice!!


I’ve used an adorable kitty from the Valentine Cats stamp set on this card. I decided to play off the stamp and just go crazy with hearts on the background. To get this effect, I cut 2 pieces of watercolor cardstock at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and brushed a gradient wash across both with Dr. ph Martin’s liquid watercolors in Ice Pink, Tropic Pink and Moss Rose. After they were thoroughly dry, I heat embossed the chunky fun sentiment from this set on one panel using Wow! Super Fine white embossing powder.

I die-cut the second panel with a heart die and glued them to the first panel. I love how they give it a little dimension, but it’s still tone on tone in a splashy watercolor way.

I colored the images with Copics, fussy cut them out and glued them to the background panel.

Pretty simple and fun to do!

Hope you enjoyed and be on the lookout for the new release in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Merry Christmas Big Time!

Happy Friday! I’ve got one more Christmas card to share today using the adorable Oh Manatee stamps from Gerda Steiner Designs. I couldn’t resist putting a Santa hat on this cutie!

The Santa hat is from the On The Table stamp set and it fits so many of the GSD critters!

I inked a background with Tumbled glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers and a little bit of Evergreen Bough distress inks. I sprinkled a little water on it with a paintbrush and matted the background on a patterned paper from the new “Little Merry Christmas” paper pack from La-La Land Crafts.

I heat embossed sentiments from this stamp set and the Balancing Mouse stamp set using Wow! Apple Red embossing powder. I love how the font of the sentiments matched up pretty closely.

I then stamped the Santa hat on Copic friendly cardstock, masked it and stamped the manatee. I stamped the kelp 5 times and colored all of the images with Copics. I fussy cut everything and created the little scene.

Pretty quick and easy!

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

A Doggone Cute Birthday Card

Happy Monday Everyone!! I took a little break from Christmas cards to make this birthday card for my Mom’s birthday yesterday. She really loves dogs and this adorable puppy from the On the Table stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs was just perfect!


This worked up really fast which was a good thing since I waited until the last minute to make it. I started by die-cutting the background panel from white cardstock and inking a Neat and Tangled stencil with Fossilized Amber distress ink. I then inked a second piece of white cardstock starting at the top with Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet distress inks. I sprinkled a little water with a paintbrush and then die-cut the MFT Happy Birthday sentiment from this piece.

To make the letters stand out more on the background, I die-cut the sentiment again from black cardstock and glued the letters together slightly offset.

I die-cut an MFT sentiment strip from black cardstock and added some polka dots with a white paint pen.

I colored up these cute images with Copics and fussy cut them out, but there are also coordinating dies available in the GSD shop HERE.

Hope you a great crafty week gearing up for Christmas and I’ll see you again soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Fa La La

Hi there! I couldn’t wait to share this card today for Gerda Steiner Designs using the Carol Puppies stamp set and a brand new and awesome Hero Arts die in this month’s MMH kit!

I had so much fun putting this together! The die makes it so easy to color up the different pieces. I die-cut the door scene twice, once for the background of the card and once to cut out some of the elements that I colored with Copics and then glued back into place.

I immediately thought of these adorable puppies caroling in front. I stamped the center puppy on Copic friendly cardstock, masked the image and then stamped the puppies on each side. I colored them up with Copics and then fussy cut the whole image. I did have to use an exact-o knife in a few areas between the puppies.

This worked up pretty quickly even though it might look a little complicated. Just love how it turned out!

One last note- Gerda Steiner Designs is having a pre-Black Friday sale and all stamps and dies are 25% off! The sale ends tonight at 11:59pm. Go grab an early Christmas present for yourself!

See you again soon and thanks for stopping by!

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WOW! Embossing Powder and Gerda Steiner Designs Collaboration Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the WOW! Embossing Powder and Gerda Steiner Designs blog hop! You’re in for a special treat as both companies have partnered together and design team members from both teams are sharing their creations using the fabulous WOW! embossing powders and Gerda Steiner Designs stamps!

Blog Hop Details:

What’s a blog hop without prizes?!

Both WOW! Embossing Powder and Gerda Steiner Designs are giving away a $25 Gift Card!
Please comment on each design team member’s blog post (including WOW! Embossing Powder & Gerda Steiner Designs blog posts) to be eligible to win 2x $25 Gift Card to Gerda Steiner Designs or WOW! Embossing Powder stores.

The winner will be announced on Monday, November 25th.

If you’ve been following along on the hop, you should have arrived here from Karen Reategui’s blog and your next stop is Gemma Campbell.


I had a lot fun incorporating the WOW! embossing powders on my cards. First up, I’ve used the Moose Love stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs and 4 different embossing powders. I die-cut a circle from a piece of white cardstock and inked up an embossing folder with Versamark ink. I dry embossed the panel and then sprinkled Oyster Glintz all over the panel and heat embossed. I love that extra shine and hint of gold!

I die-cut some pine boughs from white and green cardstock and heat embossed them with Mint Macaroon. I inked a piece of white cardstock with Iced Spruce distress ink and  die-cut a ring shape to frame my little scene. I’ve also heat embossed it with Mint Macaroon. I love the different looks you can get from the transparent powders.

For a nice pop of red, I die-cut the merry sentiment from kraft cardstock and heat embossed with Primary Apple Red Super Fine. It gave it a nice deep brick red color.  I’ve also added a little Primary Apple Red embossing to the stamped hearts and mistletoe. I heat embossed the “kiss-moose”sentiment from the Moose Love stamp set using Opaque Bright White Super Fine.


On my second card, I’ve used another Gerda Steiner Designs favorite of mine, the Valentine Penguins stamp set, and the same powders as above except I’ve replaced the Oyster Glintz with White Puff powder.

I cut a piece of kraft cardstock for the background panel, stamped a sweater pattern and heat embossed first the top half of the panel with Primary Apple Red Super Fine and then the bottom portion with Opaque Bright White Super Fine.

I die-cut the snowflakes from white cardstock and heat embossed them with White Puff Powder. It’s becoming one of my favorite powders as we head into winter. Perfect for snowy scenes!

I heat embossed the “happy” sentiment from the Easter Bunnies stamp set from Gerda Steiner Designs in Opaque Bright White Super Fine.


For a fun bit of color, I inked a piece of white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio and Evergreen Bough distress inks, die-cut the winter sentiment and heat embossed it with Mint Macaroon.


Hope you enjoy the hop today and don’t forget to comment on all of the blog posts to be eligible to win!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Blog Hop List:

Gerda Steiner Designs

Isha Gupta

Jeannie Lieu

Raluca Vezeteu

Noga Shefer

Karen Reategui

Cathy Chapdelaine  <<<you are here

Gemma Campbell

Jenny Colacicco

Ashlee McGregor

Jo Herbert

Tina Smith

WOW! Embossing Powder Blog


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Wishing You Joy

Happy Friday! How cute is this new Little Snowman stamp from Gerda Steiner Designs?!

I’ve been playing with a lot of embossing powders lately and I’ve used 3 different ones on this card to help create my snowy scene. I stamped the snowflakes in this set multiple times in Versamark and heat embossed them with white puff powder. I also used this powder on some snowflake die-cuts. I love the dimension it gives.

I used a Versamark pen on the snow in random areas and heat embossed with a neutral shimmer powder and heat embossed the “wishing you” sentiment from the Gerda Steiner Designs Balancing Mouse stamp set in pink.


I colored the snowman with Copics, fussy cut it out and added a nice big die-cut sentiment to finish it off.

Hope you enjoyed and have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Gerda Steiner Designs

So Much Snail Cuteness!

Happy Friday! Gerda Steiner Designs has this adorable new Holiday Snail stamp set and it’s SO SO CUTE!! I think the “belated” sentiment with this is just too funny! Perfect for anyone who runs out of time to finish up those Christmas cards before Christmas Day! I’ve been there…more than once…


I started by stamping the adorable little snail and masking the image before inking a soft pink background with Spun Sugar distress ink. I inked a Tim Holtz stencil over the area with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

Before coloring the image with Copics, I stamped the sentiments separately with Peacock Feathers distress ink and again with Versamark ink and heat embossed each with clear embossing powder. I like to do this before investing a lot of time in the coloring just in case I stamp a sentiment crooked or make a mess with the embossing powders.


I added die-cut snowflakes heat embossed with pink sherbet Wow! embossing powder for a little sparkle and shine. I just LOVE this cute snail!

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!

Gerda Steiner Designs

Hello Pumpkin!

Happy Friday! I’ve got a cute and simple card today using the adorable new Gerda Steiner Designs “Pumpkin Bear” stamps!

I thought I’d use a bit of a different autumn color scheme on this and I often turn to Pinterest for inspiration, so I searched for pumpkins and found a fabulous photo of Fairytale and Jarrahdale pumpkins. Since teal is my favorite color, the inspiration photo was perfect!

I started by die-cutting the white background panel and inking a Hero Arts stencil with Scattered Straw and Fossilized Amber distress inks. I then heat embossed the sentiment from this set and die-cut a strip of the patterned paper at the bottom. Love it when I find a paper in my stash that perfectly ties everything together!


I wrapped a piece of twine around the panel, tied a bow and matted the panel on a teal cardstock.

I stamped the bear first, masked it, and then stamped the pumpkins. I colored the images with Copics and fussy cut them out. Since it was nearly impossible to fussy cut the fringe on the scarf, I glued pieces of black embroidery floss to the back of the scarf and trimmed it down.

To add a little dimension, I adhered the stamped images with foam adhesive.

I just love this cute little bear!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!