Letter Substitution


Day 10 is all about letter substitution. I have a stamp set by Maymay Made It called Noel. It is designed for letter substitution as it comes with Christmas images to substitute for the letter O or the E. I pulled out a stamp from The Stamps of Life penguins4Christmas, and used the gift for the letter E. To decorate the gift boxes I found a piece of patterned paper that had gold foil gifts all over it and I used it for inspiration. I used a gold Sharpie marker and a gold gel pen to decorate the boxes, like the patterned paper. I added dots all over the background with the gold gel pen, then added a strip of gold foil to the bottom of the card front.

Card Camp 2, several days

I am posting several days of cards. I posted each on Split Coast and to the class from there. They were many new concepts for me and enjoyable to create.

Birthday Wishes fish

The fishy one is Day 1. I had trouble making an initial like Kristina Werner showed in the video, so I finally went with a circle. I used a few Gina K Design ink colors and ink blended. Then when the ink was dry, I added fish from The Stamps of Life Under the Sea set. The word birthday and the Wishes die came from the Elegant Asters Card Kit from Gina K Designs.

You are Amazing

This was Day 2, Make you own Stripes. I followed fell Buddy, Judy’s advice, in making sure to cover each inked stripe before moving on to the next one. I used a combination of painter’s tape and very low tack, purple tape. I managed to leave a few white stripes I liked it, so I made a few more white by not butting my tape exactly next to the one inked. The stamps are from Maymay Made It, called New Creation and Positive Vibes. I did add a few stripes of glitter pen. I enjoyed this once I began creating it .

Lifetime of Love

This is for Day 5, Stencil Shading. The idea is to give a vintage look to your stenciling. This is a new concept for me, but was quite easy once I began. I used Memento inks and a Hero Arts ink pad, along with my blender brushes. The instructor began with Warm Glow ink by GKD, but I do not own that ink so I used Desert Sand as that is my lightest brown ink. Then I added the pink from Hero Arts and the green from Memento. I used the sentiment from Wreath of Wishes, thinking this will be a good anniversary or wedding card.

He Lives

I completed several Easter cards this year. Most are being sent to distant relatives or older people who are not getting out, due to the virus and their health. Here is one of the ones completed.


Supplies used include: Banner Blessings stamp set from Maymay Made It, SU Framed Tulip embossing folder (retired), GKD/Thermoweb stitched rectangle dies, GKD Turquoise Sea cardstock, a combination of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers, and white paper from who knows where. I have many kinds of white cardstock and can’t remember which kind was pulled for this image.

This card will be entered in the Global Design Project for Easter cards.

Tree Challenge Card Three

This is my last card for the tree challenge. This one uses Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up, with a greeting from Maymay Made it, From All of Us.

Tree Challenge Three All the Best

The greeting lends itself to be used for most all occasions. This seems like a masculine card to me, as it is mostly brown tones. The cardstock is Naturals White and Early Expresso from Stampin Up. The ink used is Memento Expresso Truffle. I even pulled out my Stamp-a-ma-jig as this set is on wood block. This was my one of my mother’s well loved sets. This is probably the second time I have pulled it out. I seek Split Coast Stampers for inspiration with this set as it has been available for 20 years.


Merry and Bright Inside

I have to admit that I am not in love with the front of the Christmas Holly card. I love the inside.

Christmas Holly inside

It has a lot of white space, which I really like, along with a couple of items to capture the eye. It has plenty of room for writing a little something and signing.

The stamps used are the same as the front, Christmas Instawreath from Maymay Made It, the Merry and Bright set from Gina K Designs. I used Christmas Pine and Cherry Red inks in my stamping. The holly berries are colored with the Cherry Cobbler marker which matches the paper, both from Stampin’Up. White paper is Gina K Designs layering weight.

Ice Cream and Popsicle Birthday Cards

I am in need of summer birthday cards and have a couple of new stamps. My first one is using a layout and CASE of Tina Smith, https://cardsandcoffeetime.com/2019/06/18/try-it-out-tuesday-avery-elle-sweetest/

I love watching her videos and creating with her ideas. I fell in love with the Avery Elle stamp set she used, so I followed her layout and created this card.

Sweetest Birthday

My next card uses a set by Maymay Made It called Inside Scoop. Love the sentiments included in this set.

Sherbert Day

Fun with more Split Coast Stamper challenges

I got a little time in my craft room today and made a card that fits three challenges at SCS.

Celebrate with Fireworks

The fireworks came from the Hibiscus set by Maymay Made It. The center of the hibiscus flowers look like fireworks. This fits this week’s color challenge of Red, White, and Blue, the Monday Clean and Simple Challenge of showing a summer activity, and the Friday challenge where summer was the inspiration. We generally find fireworks to see and that is a family activity and we all enjoy.

The word celebrate came from Big Time Sayings also by Maymay. The star came from a Paper Smooches stamp set. I hope to remember to pop this in the mail.

Garden Grow

I stamped with a new set recently, from Maymay Made It, called Garden Grow.


I stamped the image in Versafine Claire Blue Belle ink, the only Claire ink I own. I was struggling with other inks as I wasn’t able to get a fully stamped image. It still had issues with the Claire ink, but I was able to finally get a fully inked image.

I colored the flowers with Tombow markers and the watering can with Memento markers. I grounded the can with a combination of Kraft and Sandy Beach inks from Gina K Designs. I stamped a small image from the set all over the Kraft carstock with Versamark ink. This was fun to color when it was finally fully inked.