Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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 Rabbit Hole Designs 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 know, looking at these, they make cute pacifiers too, for a fun baby card!

Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Coneflower Sympathy Card with Stamp Simply

Recently I had a far away friend lose a dear family member, and I wanted to send a card. I love this sentiment of remembrance from Stamp Simply. 


I made a background with acetate and three Distress Oxide inks on white watercolor cardstock. When dry, I stamped my sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I stamped my Coneflower in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored in with Copic markers, and cut with the coordinating die from the Bundle. I adhered it to the card panel with foam tape, and embellished with rhinestones. A light pink mat, and a hot pink folded card base, and voila!


Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • hot pink, light pink, white cardstock
  • foam tape, liquid glue, acetate
  • alcohol markers
  • Distress Oxide inks
  • Elizabeth Craft Designs blanket stitch rectangle die

You can see additional products and details on the Stamp Simply blog today!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Anniversary Wishes With The Rabbit Hole Designs

Today's share from The Rabbit Hole Designs 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 (Copic markers), and then cut it out with the Coordinating Die. It looks like they are ready for another adventure!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #535

 It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Sweet and talented Amy is our hostess this week!


I absolutely ADORE the stamps from AALL & Create, and I have quite a collection! I have decided that they need ink, rather than me just adoring them from afar. Ha! So today I am using the Serengeti stamp set.


I used the A5 #136 stencil with two different DOX inks (Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive), and made some "grass." I then stamped the tree in Memento Black Ink and colored with Copics. I did the same with that CUTE lion, and fussy cut him out, popping him up with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment (me telling me that at this busy time of year at my work) and cut out a fishtail banner (SB) to follow the sketch. I think it's SO cute!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, May 9. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

Friday, May 6, 2022

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with Stamp Simply

Today I am up on the Stamp Simply Blog with this pretty coffee card, celebrating the Coffee Lovers Papercrafting (Company) Blog Hop. MANY companies have prizes and/or discount codes, and Stamp Simply is giving away a $25 Gift Voucher to a randomly chosen SS Blog commenter! PLUS all Coffee themed products are 15% off!

I cut three circles, my cups/handles, and the Coffee word die out of the 6x6 paper pad. My sentiment and tag were cut from white cardstock, and a seam binding bow was tied around the tag. I arranged my circles on the kraft card panel, and adhered them with liquid glue, and did the same with the cups on the tag. I popped the tag up with foam tape and adhered it to the kraft card panel. I cut an extra Coffee Word Die out of white cardstock for stability, and glued it to the patterned die, then adhered partially to the tag piece.

I stamped my sentiment in black ink, and popped it up with foam tape. I added a few enamel dots to pick up the peach color in the paper and adhered the entire panel to a moss green cardstock folded card base.

Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • kraft, moss green, white cardstock
  • foam tape, liquid glue
  • stitched tag and circle dies 
  • enamel dots

Don't miss all the details about prizes and discounts - PLUS a FREE ribbon offer too! Check out the Stamp Simply Blog for all that fun Coffee Week deliciousness!





Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #534

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The amazinC├ęcile is our hostess this week!

I just got this new Cup of Tea Bundle from Stampin' Up! Such a fun bunch of images. I used Blueprint Sketch, Faded Jeans, and Mowed Lawn DOX. I have decided that horizontal stripes (which I love to wear) DO make you look wider. This card is A2 size, but looks wider than 4.25"! Ha! I love this sketch and plan to use it a lot in the future! 
I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, May 9. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Wedding Season is Coming!

Happy May Day, everyone! I REALLY want to make May baskets someday and deliver to my neighbors. Another year is here, and it's just wishful thinking. But -- we had torrential rain last night for hours, and the wind gusts today are between 45-55 mph. What a May Day! I am looking forward to calmer air.... and wedding season! I love making wedding cards and today I have a very simple make for you that looks so fun and celebratory!


From white cardstock, I cut out the Tim Holtz corner die, and placed a sheet of the Vivid Ink Drops behind the die, picking up several different colors. I then stamped the bouquet and ribbons on a section of the Vivid Ink Drops and cut with the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment, and then popped up both the bouquet and ribbon stamps. I added a few pearls, and voila!


You can see more details and related products on the Stamp Simply Blog today! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Rabbit Hole Designs Release Day #3

SCROLL DOWN FOR MY FRESHLY MADE SKETCHES POST TODAY!

These are items I use. If you happen to click on the affiliate ink below, and make a purchase, I just may make some coffee money, which I will drink with many thanks while I am creating for my blog!

Hello everyone! It's Release Day #3 at The Rabbit Hole Designs! I am excited to join the team with this May release. 

Today I am highlighting the Lobsters for Life and the Coordinating Die. 


I started with the new Fiddlehead 6x6 Stencil and used it as an embossing folder, by running it through my Big Shot on shimmery white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and my bride lobster with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored in the lobster image with Copic markers. The coordinating die cut it out perfectly. I cut a heart out of vellum and glitter cardstock and layered those on my card panel, tying gold metallic thread around for added sparkle. I popped both the sentiment and lobster up with foam tape and added a few pearls for bling.

Check out what the rest of the team is sharing today here:

To celebrate the May 2022 release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two savings vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Facebook Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PDT on the 28th! Winners will be contacted via DM for the IG winner and announced in the Facebook Fanpage group on the 29th.

If you're wondering about lobsters and love, check out this clip from Friends:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Freshly Made Sketches #533

 It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! My lovely Canadian friend and avid hiker, Jen B, is our fabulous hostess this week!

This sketch had me stumped until early this morning when I couldn't sleep! Sometimes I have too many ideas and then get nothing done, as in this case. Believe it or not, everything I used (except the card base, sentiment, and pearls) were already in my unfinished projects box. That's where I throw everything I don't use for a particular project that I have cut or colored. Sometimes when my idea tank has tanked, I go to the box and make myself use stuff from there. So off I went at 1 AM. I could not believe I had these three lime green stitched strips (Pretty Pink Posh) from another FMS project earlier this year. They were perfect! And that flower and leaf just didn't fit on a slimline I did awhile back. I stamped the sentiment (The Greetery) on my already die cut textured white card panel, and just built from there. It was fun!
I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, May 2. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you!

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Rabbit Hole Designs Release Day #2

These are items I use. If you happen to click on the affiliate ink below, and make a purchase, I just may make some coffee money, which I will drink with many thanks while I am creating for my blog!

Hello everyone! It's Release Day #2 at The Rabbit Hole Designs! I am excited to join the team with this May release. 

Today I am highlighting the Just Married 4x4 Stamp Set and the Coordinating Die. 


I started with the fun Build Your Garden 6x6 Stencil (DOX inks) and a few pearls. I stamped the sentiment and my car with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I then colored in the car image with Copic markers. The coordinating die cut it out perfectly and I popped both the sentiment and car up with foam tape.

Check out what the rest of the team is sharing today here:

To celebrate the May 2022 release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two savings vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Facebook Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Facebook Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PDT on the 28th! Winners will be contacted via DM for the IG winner and announced in the Facebook Fanpage group on the 29th.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Praying for Peace

A blessed Sunday to you all!

Today I am sharing a card I made yesterday - thinking of the people of Ukraine. Our crafty friend, Yana, posted that they were able to celebrate Easter and go to church "between air raid sirens". Today I will go to church unhindered by anything. Definitely cause for reflection and prayers for peace. 


Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • alcohol markers
  • light green, light yellow, white cardstock
  • foam tape

I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored my Sunflower with Copic markers. Once done, I die cut with the coordinating Sunflower die. I stamped my scripture sentiment (Mark 12:30) on the striped patterned paper, layered the two patterns of the Watercolors patterned paper on green and yellow cardstock, and popped up the front panel with foam tape. The sunflower is also popped up. I finished off my card by tying jute around the front panel.


Thank you for stopping by. You can see more details and product information at the Stamp Simply Blog today - plus this amazing offer for free ribbon through Mother's Day:


Challenges for this card:



Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #532

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Kim is our very talented hostess this week, with a design that leaves room to play!


I recently purchased the Triple Slim Layering Stencils: In the Garden (Taylored Expressions), and Kim's sketch was the perfect opportunity to try them out. What fun choosing colors. I stenciled this in about ten minutes. No kidding! 

I used several Distress Oxide inks and my blender brushes, and was done in a jiffy. All I needed now was the sentiment. I had the hugs word die already cut from my unfinished projects box, so I made a vellum "base" for it, and offset it a little to follow the sketch. Those rhinestones (Kaisercraft) are a lovely light pink and match Kitsch Flamingo perfectly. Somehow my gems always turn dark in the photos. The Sizzix embossing folder (Branches and Leaves) was a great mat for the whole thing. 

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, April 25. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

I am also joining the Color Throwdown this week:
I have some added purple, but it's mostly the colors above!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

A Blessed Easter to You!

A blessed Easter to you all! Today I am sharing an Easter greeting using products from Stamp Simply. I used the Spotlight technique today for my card. 

I stamped the daffodils from He Lives with VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and die cut the cross from the Easter is for Jesus Die Set. The cut out cross I embossed with Clear Embossing Powder, and then colored with alcohol markers. I matted the uncolored cut card panel to a purple piece of cardstock, and then popped it up on the yellow card base. The colored cross was then placed and popped up into the cross opening. I added a few Lilac Rhinestones around the image and die cut. The inside (scripture from Easter Stamp Set, partial daffodil from He Lives) was stamped with Onyx Black ink, and matted as the front of the card. 


Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • alcohol markers
  • yellow, purple, white cardstock
  • foam tape
  • Clear Embossing Powder


You can see more of the details about the products I used on the Stamp Simply blog.


Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #531

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Linda is our amazing hostess this week, with a fun sketch that has inspired the team to make a variety of amazing things!


I chose these adorable dies from Sizzix to create my card. I bought them last year before Easter and just ran out of time to use them. But boy, are some of those pieces tiny - like the little chick's beak and the bunny's nose! But I had a blast putting this together. The sky is actually a piece of cardstock I used as a "blending brush cleaner" for another project. I stuck it in my unfinished projects box, and months later, decided it could be my sky for today! So - as far as the sketch goes, my three "boxes" are the bunny, flower, and chick, with the clouds just floating around. My sentiment is from Spellbinders, and the grass is MFT.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, April 18. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

Other challenges:

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Graduation Cards Made Easy

Spring brings a LOT of graduations - it seems pretty much April to June someone is celebrating a milestone achievement. Today I have two graduation designs that are easy to make with the help of some fabulous dies, and beautiful papers.

First up is this blue beauty. Every school but one that I have attended has had the colors of blue and gold. From elementary school to my university (in another state), and ALL of the schools in the town where I currently live - blue and gold are popular choices. This classy card uses amazing papers and two sets available from Stamp Simply:


I cut a piece of the beautiful Ink Drops Candy 6x6 by Craft Consortium for my background, and stamped one of the Graduation Sentiments twice along the bottom. I used another small piece of the paper and stamped "To the graduate" -- both are with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. All edges were distressed with a distress tool. I cut the cap and diploma from gold shimmer cardstock, and popped them up with foam tape on their matted panels. For a little extra shimmer, I tied metallic thread around the center of the card, fanning it out for interest.


Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • distress tool (for card edges)
  • gold shimmer, dark blue, light blue cardstock
  • metallic blue thread
  • foam tape

Next up is a classic black and gold design, with some fabulous star paper and a glitzy tassel!

I cut the graduation cap twice with the die, and then fussy cut the tassel out of gold glitter paper to have it stand out. An embossing folder for texture, the gorgeous Pearlescent cardstock again, and the addition of that starry paper delight (grab it while you can!), a few sequins -- this 15 minute card has it all! (The 15 minutes does not count the hour thinking up the layout....ha!)

I love those fishtail dies for sentiments and banners!

Supplies from Stamp Simply:

Other Supplies:

  • gold sequins
  • black, white, gold glitter cardstock
  • embossing folder (Darice)
  • foam tape

You can see more of the details of these cards on the Stamp Simply blog today! Happy Palm Sunday!

Challenges for these cards:

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #530

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Jen M is our amazing hostess this week, with a fabulous sketch and lots of creative possibilities!


I have had this adorable bunny die from Tim Holtz (Carrot Bunny) for over a year, and never had the chance to use it until now! Isn't he cute? I gave him a background full of flowers from Gina K Designs (A Little Love Layering Stencil Bundle) and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. The vellum oval was a perfect mat for my bunny, while not covering any of the background. I hope Jen will forgive me for stretching the sketch a bit. I just couldn't fit the sentiment on the way it shows below!

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! This challenge will end at 3:00 EDT time on Monday, April 11. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have made on the FMS blog to inspire you! 

Challenges for this card:
The Card Concept
  - Easter Blessings
/Mood Board*
I chose three colors and the bunnies for my inspiration for this Clean and Layered design.




  • Sunday, April 3, 2022

    Loved Beyond Measure

    This card will be going to my beautiful mother-in-law for Mother's Day. She will turn 92 in the latter part of May too! What a gracious woman!

    I created the background using the Tiles Layering Stencil from Tim Holtz, the new Saltwater Taffy DOX ink, and a blending brush. The wreath and floral spray from Stamp Simply were both stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then embossed with WOW! Clear Embossing Powder. I watercolored the floral spray using my Kuretake paints.

    Each of the images were then cut with the coordinating dies. The sentiment from Farmhouse Simple Sentiments was a perfect complement to the wreath. I stamped the sentiment in VersaFine Onyx Black ink, and then adhered the wreath to the card base with foam tape. A few Bliss pearls from Kaisercraft completed the card. I matted the panel with light blue cardstock to match the pearls, and then adhered to the peachy card base.


    I love this wreath set (and the Fall/Christmas too!), and can see a lot of color combinations with the floral sprays! You can see more details on this card at the Stamp Simply blog.

    Supplies from Stamp Simply:

    Other Supplies:

    • Kuretake watercolor paints
    • peach, light blue, white cardstock
    • foam tape
    • Distress Oxide Ink - Saltwater Taffy
    • Clear Embossing Powder (WOW!)