Anniversary Pearls

While I do love diamonds, I am always drawn to pearls in jewelry. I love chunky pearls, delicate pearls, necklaces, bracelets, rings.... And I know our Lobsters from the May release love these pearl rings!

I stamped the pearl oyster image from Lobsters for Life three times on white cardstock and colored in with alcohol markers. The sentiment was stamped and wonky cut for a fun look. I added pearls to match for extra bling!

You can find more of my projects on my blog: Joy in a JAR. Thanks for stopping by today!

Versatility on Your Stamps


Looking at your stamps in a different way is always the best part of getting a new stamp set. The "Happily Ever After" is a sweet wedding stamp set, but what else can it be? If you mask the groom bunny out of the picture you get this adorable girl bunny that is perfect for a First Holy Communion card. What else do you see when you look at the Happily Ever After couple? Maybe a PROM card, if you mask the veil of the bride? 
After coloring the bunny with alcohol markers, I decided to create the golden backdrop with some stickers to convey the idea of the osties. The embossed folder used even though does not have a cross image, it does bring an idea of a cross, helping bring the theme and the card all together.

For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places:


Happy weekend!!!!  Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!  Tangii here with another fun card using Congratulations from the May release.  A little embossing here, a little ink blending there and voila!  While this image is fantastic to color, I just can't help but embossing it!  And not just embossing, but embossing in metal (Gold, Silver, etc.)

I also used the Mesh Optical Illusion stencil and some Oxide Ink to add a little something to the upper corner... my card went from "simple" to "woohoo" just by adding that stenciled piece!  I LOVE the final look!

You can also read about this card on my blog, here with links to the products I used, etc.  Thanks for popping by, come back again soon!

Anniversary Wishes

Today's share is made with my husband and me in mind. We will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary in July. Our married life has been such a fun adventure, and we have traveled many places together by car. So my inspiration for this card came from our explorations of the country and the world over the last several decades! Wow, that sounds OLD. Anyway -----

I used a hand cut cloud stencil that a stamping friend made for me many years ago to make the subtle sky, and stamped my sentiment (Just Married 4x4) on top. I then masked and stenciled a road-shaped section from the new Fiddlehead Stencil 6x6, and adhered it to the card front. I thought it made a cute "cobblestone" type design for the car. I stamped, clear embossed, and colored the car image (alcohol markers), and then cut it out with the Coordinating Die. It looks like they are ready for another adventure!

You can find more of my projects on my blog: Joy in a JAR. Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Anniversary


Aww... look at these 2 lobsters in love. New for May, Lobsters for life illustrated by Dustin Pike, is such a cute, fun set.  I (oh, Vanessa here! Hi!!) stamped them, masked them, and added the Beach background stamp set also illustrated by Dustin Pike. I colored the scenery, then unmasked the lobsters and colored them.  I stamped the sentiments, matted the card panel and glued it all onto the base. 


For more inspiration, updates, and news make sure to check out these places.