Thankful For You – Kat Scrappiness – Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

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I am so excited to share with you today’s post!  It is that time of the year again.  Falling leaves, sweater weather (at least for some of you), pumpkin spice, and the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Amy Tsuruta and the rest of her team responsible for facilitating this great hop!  I don’t know how you guys do it but you all rock!

Today I made a card showcasing products from the #KatScrappiness shop (    THERE IS A SPECIAL COUPON CODE at the shop from September 15th to September 22nd only, so hurry and shop for all the crafty products you’ve always wanted (use coupon code: “COFFEEHOP” for 15% off your order).  THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY!  Kat is a super sponsor and is giving away a $25 gift card from her shop.  Please check all of the details for the giveaway on the

Here’s my card today and I also have a process video for you if you’d like to see how I made the card.  I didn’t have the dies for this stamp set so I will also show you how I cut the image, using my Brother Scan N Cut 2.  I love this machine and even though it is quite the investment, it will save you money because you don’t really have to buy coordinating dies anymore. [The part where I was showing you how I used the ScanNCut on the video was a bit shaky so I apologize for that.  It was hard to film and do the cutting at the same time. I will be better next time] .


And here’s my process video.  I hope you like my card.  The supplies I used are listed and linked below.  Have a wonderful day!

I listed all of the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support.


We Mermaid For Each Other

I have always wanted a mermaid stamp set and my wishes came true! Lawn Fawn has finally released this magical stamp set called Mermaid for you with 3 mermaid images, and  a merman. Lawn Fawn never ceased to amaze me! Here is my card using the stamp and dies, as well as sequins and confetti, received from my friend, Kathleen Driggers, who is the owner of a small online store in Washington called, I have included a photo of the sequins and confetti that Kat had sent to me below. Aren’t they just beautiful?  The stamps, dies and other supplies I have used are all from  Adhesive of course, is from




Here is the card:




Here are the supplies I’ve used:


Lawn Fawn Mermaid For You Stamps and Dies

Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border Dies

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Ink Pad

Lawn Fawn – Mistletoe Ink Pad

Sequins – 4 mm Blue Cotton Candy

Sequins – 4 mm – Mother of Pearl

Confetti – 4 mm Silver Star Confetti

Recollections A2 size card base

Recollections Blue Card Stock

Tim Holtz Watercolor paper

Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Acetate Sheet

Scotch Foam Adhesive

Copic Markers – Mermaid & Merman – E50, 51, 55, 57 (Hair)

Copic Markers – Mermaid & Merman – BG11, BG32 (Fish tail)

Copic Markers – Mermaid’s top – R27 and R39

Copic Markers – Merman’s crown – Y11, Y13

Copic Markers – Fish – YR 17

Copic Markers – Rock – C00, C2, C4

Copic Markers – Sea Horse – V20, V22, V25

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Tombow Mono Adhesive

Doodlebug heart sprinkles


This card is just too cute for words! I hope you like what I created and somehow got inspired by my design. Have an amazing day!

Sienna Dragonling by JLO Stamps

The spring term for the design team for has officially ended, but that doesn’t stop me from creating and designing for JLO Stamps.


I love coloring! It is so relaxing to just sit on my comfy chair in my craft room, listen to my favorite music and color stamp images and bring them to life!


In honor of one my favorite TV shows, Game of Thrones, I decided to color this whimsical Jasmine Becket-Griffith/Jessica Lynn Original stamp called “Sienna Dragonling”.


I first colored the image using my Copic markers, Sakura gel pens, my wink of Stella brush markers, and glossy accents, to give Sienna a whimsical look! Since this image didn’t come with a die, I took my time to fuzzy-cut the image, and then proceeded to highlight the cut edge with my black memento marker to give it a finished look.


Here is the card:




Supplies I used:


Sienna Dragonling stamp set by Jessica Lynn Original

Recollections A2 size card base

Black Card Stock

DCWV Glittered card stock

Copic Markers – Face and Arm – E000, E00, R00

Copic Markers – Eyes – G17

Copic Markers – Hair – E50, E55, E57 and E59 with Sakura Gold Stardust gel pen

Copic Markers – Lips – R85

Copic Markers – Wings and dress – V22, V25, V28 with Sakura Silver stardust gel pen and Sakura white gel pen

Copic Markers –Dragon – G12 and G17 with silver stardust gel pen and white gel pen

1/8 inch. Scor-Tape

Lawn Fawn – Grass Border Die

Gina Marie Designs Tree Frame Die

Sizzix double-sided adhesive sheet (used to adhere the tree background)

Tombow Mono Adhesive

Mini Glue Dots

Flower punch

Recollections purple gemstones


I hope you like what I created today.  Have an amazing Memorial Day weekend everybody!

MFT Sketch Challenge 281

Another week has passed and there is a new sketch challenge at MFT Stamps no. 281.  I love joining the challenges because it helps me get creative and challenges me to go outside of my comfort zone.


Here is my card for this week’s challenge. It is a tiny shaker card!  I used fun-foam for the whipped cream to make it look realistic.  I used my hot cocoa cups die-namics from MFT Stamps, as well as the banner from Blueprints 27 and the stitch circle die-namics. I only have one coffee-themed stamp set in my stash and that is what I used for this card.




Here is the photo for this week’s sketch challenge in case you’d like to join. Please visit the MFT Blog for more details.




Have a great week!

Custom Stamp by JessicaLynnOriginal

The time has finally come to end the Spring Design team season with a bang!  Jessica wanted to give us something special to cherish forever. We were each given a choice to design our very own custom stamp. Since I love bows and hearts, I decided to incorporate both images to use as my custom stamp for my happy mail envelopes. Since I am a card-maker, I wanted my handmade cards to go with decorated envelopes.

My family and friends know that I love hearts and bows. The idea behind the stamp is that when people see their happy mail, they would immediately know who it’s from without even looking at the return address. I take a lot of time decorating my cards, and the envelopes should be the same.

I honestly pictured my custom stamp to be a lot smaller, so when I received it, I was bit surprised. However, now that I have stamped about 50 envelopes so far, I really like the size. Needless to say, the custom stamp is made of high-quality rubber and it stamps like a charm!

Here are some photos of how I used my custom stamp. I also decided to create a shaker card. It turned out really cute!




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I also would like to take this opportunity to thank the Owner, Jessica Lynn Mould for being so generous and kind, as well as our DT Coordinator, Amanda Pollock, for having the patience with our schedules and blog hops; and to the rest of the design team, I had so much fun working with you all and admire your amazing creativity!  I am looking forward to another great season!

Sharon is next on the hop. Please click on this link to get to Sharon, then hop along to the rest of the team’s blogs (Sharon:

If you guys would like to check out the store and have your very own custom-stamp, please visit now. (The link will take you directly to the online store) You will not be disappointed!

In case you got lost, here is the full link for the hop:



Have an amazing weekend!

Sparkle It Up Lawnscaping Challenge #130

To celebrate the new Lawn Fawn summer release and also participate in the current Lawnscaping Challenge # 130, Sparkle It Up, I made an over-the-top birthday card for a little girl, using the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends Stamp Set and Dies, with the Stitched Cloud Border Dies.


Here is my rendition for the current challenge. I used Stickles, Wink of Stella, Glitter, Star Confetti, Glitter Card Stock and Gold Card Stock to make my card sparkle, shimmer and shine.  The little fairy inside is popped up with an acetate sheet to make her look like she’s hovering on top of the carriage.


“Little girls dreams are of magical things”


Front of the card
Inside the card

Here is the photo of the current challenge, and the link if you would like to participate


I hope you like the card that I created.  Have an amazing day!

True Friend Card | MFT SC 280

I finally was able to organize my craft room and thought I’d join the current MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge No. 280.


I am a dog-lover and I have a weakness for chihuahuas.  The new Lucky Dog stamp set from MFT Stamps is probably one of my favorite dog stamp set. The little chihuahua image is so adorable I just had to show it off.


Here is my rendition for this week’s challenge.  What do you think?


Here are the supplies that I used for this card:


MFT Stamps – Lucky Dog Stamp Set and Lucky Dog Die-namics

MFT Stamps – Cool Cat

MFT Stamps – Homespun Stitch Lines

MFT Stamps – Peek-A-Boo Circle Die-namics

Lawn Fawn – Stitched Rectangle Die

Simon Says Stamp – Wavy Scallop Stitches

Penny Black – Bow Set Die

Stampin Up – Peach Washi Tape

Copic Markers – E31, E33, E35, R00

Gold Card Stock

Memories Forever – Beige, Pink and Mint Green Card Stock

Tombow Dot Runner Adhesive


I hope you like the card I created this week. Have an amazing weekend!



CC Designs ~ Surprise Stamp Set

For the month of May, I was sent a stamp set by from called “Surprise” by CC Designs. I had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set and created 2 cards and 1 shaker tag.  Here are the photos.  I have also included my YouTube video if you’d like to see them or know more about what supplies I’ve used to create the projects.

Birthday Card No. 1 created by Maria Russell
Birthday Card No. 2 Created by Maria Russell
Birthday Shaker Tag created by Maria Russell

And here’s the YoUTube video. Have a great day!


MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge # 278

I have been playing around with this cute Cool Cat stamp set from MFT Stamps and created a few cards with it.  I also decided to join the current sketch challenge at MFT Stamps.


Here is the card that I created.  What do you think?


And here is the photo of the sketch challenge.

I stamped the images on Tim Holtz watercolor card stock using MFT Stamps Licorice Black Hybrid Ink and colored the images using my Zig clean color brush markers.  I also used my markers for the three-toned watercolor background.  I really love how this card turned out.


Supplies I’ve used (Unless otherwise stated, most supplies are from MFT Stamps)

Cool Cat stamp set

Cool Cats Dienamics

Love You More stamp set

Blueprints No. 27

Friends Script Dienamics

Woodgrain Fence Dienamics

Grassy Hills Dienamics

Tombow Stamp Adhesive Runner

Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue


I hope you like the card that I made. Have an amazing weekend!