Today here on the little old blog is day 2 of the March Card Kit sharing for MFT, super sweet kit and I sure hope you are enjoying what you have been seeing from the design team..

I have to say I am struggling card creating at present with being quite sick, but trying I guess and I guess with the simple card I shared with you all yesterday, you all loved and I cannot thank you all enough for the lovely comments you have shared here on my blog and my social media outlets, means so much :)

So onto today’s card, keeping the look pretty simple but with a bit of impact..

I stamped out the flowers that I wished to use on the card, coloured in roughly with Copics and added some detailing with white gel pen, die cutting out and setting aside..

Next, I trimmed a piece of Smooth White card stock down to be slightly smaller then the card front, and taking some Summer Splash ink I applied a small area so that the area below the flowers there would be a soft glow..

I then took a piece of Black Licorice card stock and a sentiment from the More Essential Sentiments, this stamp set is contained within the kit, I inked up with Versamark and embossed the sentiment to one side of this card stock, adding this strip to the white card stock, then went about adding my flowers so they would hang down under the strip..

To add more to the card I took the Hello die from the Thanks and Hello die set, die cutting several layers of Cement Gray card stock and adhering each layer together, adding this to the other side of the sentiment on the Black Licorice strip..

Completing the card by adding a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Now time for you to head on over to the MFT Blog to see more inspiration..

Until tomorrow..








  • Christine Piechura

    I do hope that you feel better soon Joy. I love your card, so pretty! 💖ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    very prettyReplyCancel

  • Stephanie B

    I really like how you’ve used the kit here. Really pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    I like the colors you used for this beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely beautiful, love your design!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy A

    I love how the flowers stand out from underneath the black color. Very pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Kaye

    Gorgeous card! Hope you feel better soon!ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    LOVE this layout, Joy.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Are you all excited to see the new card kit that is up for grabs this month at MFT?

I created a fairly simple card using the Doodle Flowers stamp set that is contained in this kit and was super inspired by my dear friend Laura Bassen, so much so that I am calling this card the Laura card :)

I chose to use some Smooth White card stock and inked up with Versamark several of the flowers from the stamp set, stamping over one side of the card and applying white embossing powder…once I was happy with how many were stamped out, I took Tropical Teal and Summer Splash and applied ink over the embossed area, making sure to feather off at the end to give a soft look..

I then took the word Hugs from the Twice the Hugs die set and die cut several layers out of white card stock, adhering each layer together, then with the blended card stock I took the die once again and die cut into this..

I layered the card onto a white card base and with the hugs die, I put his back into the die cut space and stamped a sentiment out onto Black Licorice card stock from the sentiment stamp called More Essential Sentiments contained within the kit, die cutting it with the Interactive Rectangle Word Window..

Lastly, finishing my card off with Clear Sequins…

I hope you will pop on over to the blog today to see more fabulous inspiration from the design team..

I will be back with Day 2 of the Card Kit tomorrow..








  • Such a elegant card. Love the colors you used Joy. I’m going to have to get
    this great card kit!ReplyCancel

  • So beautiful and elegant!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Piechura

    Love your card Joy! Teal is one of my favorite colors!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    Beautiful Joy. Love the total elegance of this one. Take care of yourself… I saw you have been unwell.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie B

    That’s a great card. I like the ombre teal effect. Really pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Pennie Artz-Glasser

    One of my faves!ReplyCancel

  • Susi

    OK, I can definitely see the “Laura influence” on your card, but I have to say, Joy, that this card is simply outstanding!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Your ombre technique is gorgeous!ReplyCancel


    Stunning and gorgeous card! I love how you blended the ink over the resist flowers and popped up Hugs.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda J

    Gorgeous colors!ReplyCancel

  • Arlene S.

    Loved white on white and you used two of my favorite colors to blend. Liked how you popped out hugs..ReplyCancel

  • Deepa Lakshman

    It may be simple but it is very elegant and gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Love love white embossing. Beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Thick

    I like how the blue fades out over the embossed flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Nora

    This is so pretty!! I am in love with the shading!!ReplyCancel

  • clara hanni

    You think you have seen it all and then I pop over and see your card. E-gads! Now I really want this set. LolReplyCancel

  • Heen

    I love this card! Thanks for the tutorial for creating it. You’ve used the new release to create such an elegant card.ReplyCancel

  • Swldebbie

    Beautiful card.ReplyCancel

  • Tami Priebe

    Your card is awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Gorgeous card!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Haedtke

    My wallet says no, no, no, your card says a BIG YES! Love your card, I really like the fact that you white heat embossed and then blended. WOW WOW WOWReplyCancel

  • Lucinda D

    Love the gradual and subtle use of color AND the raised die cut sets it off perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah Kaye

    Elegant card in beautiful colors! Love the kit!ReplyCancel

  • Love your Laura card :)ReplyCancel

  • Angie Brown

    I love this card!! The way you “feathered” the ink. Is there a YouTube that I can see this technique? I’m pretty new, but I don’t want to LOOK so new. LOLReplyCancel


Hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did, spent time with wonderful friends at a craft retreat, I must admit, not as much crafting as there was sight seeing, laughs, plenty of good food and fun times for me..

Whilst I was away however I did create today’s card, which is Release Replay time for MFT..

I share a card using not just the new stamps in the March release but also some of the new Distress Oxide inks and they are super fun to play with..

I took a piece of white card stock and applied Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick and Walnut Stain, I blended these colours together until I was happy with the over all look and I have to say, they blend like butter…I flicked some water over the top to help the oxides wick, I know I need to do a lot more play with these but they were fun..

It was time to take out some images and stamp and colour these in, so I took the Critter Clan images and die cut these out once coloured in, I also die cut Black Licorice card stock several times using the Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge Frames, adding this to the blended card stock, along with the coloured images..

To complete the card I took one of the sentiments from the stamp set, inking up with Versamark and embossing with white embossing powder onto some Kraft, die cutting this out using the Stitched Sentiment Strips and my card was complete..

Be sure to swing past the blog today to check out what the rest of the team have install for you..

I will be sharing some cards I created whilst I was away on the craft retreat over the next few days so stay tuned..









  • Melissa

    Cute card Joy. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie G.

    Really like how you brought it altogether with the frame.ReplyCancel

  • Love the card – especially the way you blended the colours in the background. Always look forward to your cards.ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Love those critters!!ReplyCancel

  • Stunning Joy. Your background is the perfect finishing touch.ReplyCancel


    I love your color combination! Now I really want those distress oxide inks!ReplyCancel

Hi there

I have a special post for you today, sharing projects using the latest release from Pretty Pink Posh…we have a great blog hop happening and you would have seen already many projects from yesterday featuring so many great products released for March..

Today is the second day of the blog hop and you should have arrived from Yoonsun’s blog featuring one of her amazing projects, if you have lost your way, there is a list at the bottom of this post..

Be sure to follow along the way and comment as there is 4 $25 gift certificates up for grabs (two winners each day) winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop… Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PST on 3/17/2017. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog

I am sharing two cards with you today..

The first one features the Easter Friends, Stitched Notes, Friendship Sequins and a older product called Scallop Borders..choosing to colour in the images that I wanted to use with Copics, die cutting out and taking the Stitched Notes, using the outer portion to create a frame and with the inner part, I die cut again with some pattern paper, adhering to a card front, adding a stamped sentiment from the Easter Friends set, along with a tag from the Stitched Notes and completing by adding some Kraft card stock to the base, my images and a scattering of Friendship Sequins..

The next card, I kept very simple focusing on the stamps and dies…

Stamping out Friends Forever images, colouring in with Copics, die cutting the Scallop Square Tags with Cement Gray and re die cutting it with Sour Apple card stock, adding a grass bank on the tag..

I added my little images and then added this tag to the card, along with some Clear Confetti and a stamped sentiment to complete..

Now onto the fun part…there will be a free gift with orders over $80 but only while stocks last of course and well I tell you this free gift is just the sweetest stamp set ever..

It is now time to head on over to Heather Hoffman’s blog to see what amazing creation she has install..remember if you have lost your way, be sure to follow the list below..

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great blog hop..








  • Heather Neely

    So beautiful. Love your projects. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Migdalia Rodriguez

    Your cards are absolutely precious!! Beautifully done!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M ReplyCancel

  • Mary Teschendorf

    Your cards are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Super LOVE your fabulous projects!ReplyCancel

  • Becca Yahrling

    Your cards are just darling. I love the Easter card.
    That soft pink with the kraft CS is a lovely combo.
    And the boy in his cute bunny outfit is so precious!ReplyCancel

  • Dee Earnshaw

    Love your cards. The grey and pink combos:)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Odom

    Beautiful cards! I love how you added the grass banks. The gray background with the sour apple is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • Deb Selby

    Such sweet cardsReplyCancel

  • Lovely. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Aguirre

    Sweet cards! These stamps and sentiments are so sweet! Love the font of the sentiments too!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Beautiful! I love all the layering and colors used!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna Barbara

    Wow! Absolutely cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra

    Oh it is so sweetieReplyCancel

  • Julie

    Love the Easter scene with the pink plaid background.ReplyCancel

  • Sherry

    Your cards are really sweet! The little bunny is my favorite! Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Love your cards… the gingham paper is perfect for the background on the first one. And I have to say I love the hair coloring on the little guy… would be great to give to an older couple for an anniversary or something.ReplyCancel

  • Heather Innusa

    Such great scenes and I am totally swooning over the hair coloring – OH MY!ReplyCancel

  • Jan Elmore

    ‘You’re My Favorite’ stamp is just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Elise S.

    Cute cards! I love the sweet characters and the soft Spring colors :)ReplyCancel

  • Stanlee Runner

    Love the use of the scalloped tag.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Michael

    These cards are so delightful & cheerful-thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Maxner

    The little boy in the bunny costume is so cute. Your cards are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Crystal p Thompson

    love your color selections!!ReplyCancel

  • bev p

    I am totally cracking up about the bunny suit! Thanks for making me smile so big today!ReplyCancel

  • Lori Ellen

    So glad PPP is up and running again. This release is wonderful! Will make excellent Mother’s Day cards!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B

    Adorable! Love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Great cards and so very pretty!!ReplyCancel

  • DenaAnn Schaufele

    Simply adore the little people stamps.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Z

    Your cards are adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Gilda (McStamper)

    What fantastic cards. Love the pink checked background.ReplyCancel

  • Lindar C

    Very nice cards, love all the detail.ReplyCancel


    I like how you used the tag on the card to anchor the kids. Very cute release!ReplyCancel

  • Daisy

    Is so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Amy M.

    Love your coloring!!!ReplyCancel

  • Cynthia Cole

    Love both of your cards!ReplyCancel

  • Barb in kazoo

    Love the favorite card.ReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous! Such cute images coloured so beautifully.ReplyCancel

  • Love these. The gingham background is too adorable. You did a fabulous job!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Barbara J.

    This release is full of “cute”. Thank you for the inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Fay Marie Gardner

    Great card!ReplyCancel

  • Tommie Runner

    I love the hair on the “you’re my favorite” card! I’m for sure going to try those colors for hair next time!ReplyCancel

  • Totally adorable! Wonderful colouring and designs!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Beam

    Your cards are so adorable….ReplyCancel

  • Lindarub

    Love the little girl with the Eater basket.ReplyCancel

  • Von Marie

    Beautiful cards, they are so sweet. Love these sweet images.ReplyCancel

  • Sweet and adorable! Love your patterned paper background!ReplyCancel

  • Your cards are so pretty and sweet! I love the look of the new sentiment set.ReplyCancel

  • Sue LD

    Very sweet cards with these stamps and dies.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Doyle

    Both are just sweet Joy and I LOVE the pink plaid!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole McStay

    Love the cards. So simple and beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Amy Cooley

    Your coloring really brings these stamped images to life!ReplyCancel

  • Helen

    Two sweet cards. Your gingham background is perfect for the scene you created and the colored tag/image on the second is showcased so well on the simple white card. Thanks for sharing these.ReplyCancel

  • These are both gorgeous cards! I am really loving these stamp sets and dies! TFS!ReplyCancel

  • Patt H.

    Such cute cards! The “you’re my favorite would make a perfect Valentine!!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Kulseth

    Love your designs …. and I love this new release.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Fioretti

    What a cute card, Love Pretty Pink Posh!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Kiley

    Such a wonderful release and such cute cards to match! Love seeing your work!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, these are really beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Carol K

    sweet cardsReplyCancel

  • Brandy

    The Easter card is so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Laube

    Your cards are so cute and the coloring is fabulous.ReplyCancel

  • OH so cute. Love the images and dies. I love the blond boy great look. My brother was a blond boy and you hardly ever see a good blond. Great memory and cute cards. Great release.ReplyCancel

  • Pam

    Two awesome cards. I am in love with both the stitched notes and tag dies. You can use them on EVERYTHING! :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen Gerek

    Your “Happy Easter” card is so inspiring. Your color choices are so spot on – you have to smile when you see it.ReplyCancel

  • Denise Bryant

    Sweet cards! Love your coloring and layering! Darling new stamps!ReplyCancel

  • Peggy mccullar

    I absolutely love every thing in this release! I love that sweet little couple in your card!ReplyCancel

  • Autumn Crain

    Adorable cards!!ReplyCancel

  • Gaelle De Ruyter

    I really love this little bunny boy! Your cards are so sweet and adorable. Thank you for sharingReplyCancel

  • Amante del Papel

    your cards are so beautiful, I love them!ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina Radican

    Both cards are very sweet and beautifully colored!!ReplyCancel

  • NatQuebec

    Two beautiful cards 😊 Love especially the second one :-)ReplyCancel

  • Katarina Frejd

    Gorgeuos colouring and cute cards.ReplyCancel

  • FeM

    Your card is pretty and so cute.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    Sweet cards.ReplyCancel

  • Super CUTE cards!ReplyCancel

  • How sweet those two are, and I love the little scene you created!ReplyCancel

  • Both ridiculously cute!! Especially love that pink & white gingham on the first one!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace Tolman

    Thank you for sharing these. They are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • Lizzie T

    SUPER cute cards! Great coloring!ReplyCancel

  • Lucy E.

    Both cards are sweet!
    I love the scenes you created.
    The scalloped square tag really
    helps highlight the images.ReplyCancel

  • Nana Griffin

    Oh these are both so sweet. Great coloring too.ReplyCancel

  • Carolee McCaslin

    Your cards are so CUTE!!!! Love them and this new release:)ReplyCancel

  • DaNellr

    This PPP. Release is do darling. Your cards are so cute❣ReplyCancel

  • Maxine

    How cute are these cards, love the first one!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Holshouser

    Sweet cards.
    that little boy wearing the
    bunny suit is darling.
    thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Goulet

    The bunny suit card really made me smile! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable cards!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey-NY

    This is my first time here. I enjoyed your hard work.ReplyCancel

  • Jan Traeg

    Adorable cards! So very cute!!ReplyCancel

  • Liz,mca

    All these little kids are so cuteReplyCancel

  • Gorgeous cards Joy! Love the colours you’ve used!!ReplyCancel

  • Oliev

    Cute cards:-)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Schaefer

    Great coloring be still my heart cute releaseReplyCancel

  • Beverly Jordan

    Your cards are so precious and loving these new images and sequins!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary-Anne V

    Wonderful cards. Love the white gel pen detail on the first and how you coloured the images so it looks like an older couple on the last.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Lewis

    Oh my gosh! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Rhonda Miller

    These cards are so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • OMG, Joy these cards are AMAZING! I just love the color and they are so cute I could just squeal! LOVE these!ReplyCancel

  • Adorable cards. Love them both❤️ReplyCancel

  • Two very sweet cards!ReplyCancel

  • Candice L.

    Great cards! Love the balance in the composition and the colors.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah M

    Cute cards! I love the friendship mix sequins!ReplyCancel

  • Cute cards and beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Godines

    I just love that boy in the bunny costume. Adorable project. TFSReplyCancel


    Great cards and ideas, Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Oh I do love your coloring!ReplyCancel

  • really nice projects!ReplyCancel


Today is the day to start the shopping for the latest release at MFT,  YAY! You can view the new product HERE..

Today I get to share a card with you all that was apart of the last months card kit Lock and Key along with a new product released this month called Fishtail Flag Frames..

I kept the card pretty simple, by die cutting into a piece of white card stock, the largest lock, turning this into a shaker by adding a piece of acetate on the back part of the die cut section, adding foam tape around so that the sequins would stay in place..

I added the sequins, both clear and gold and on another piece of card stock, I blended Abandon Coral distress ink, giving it an ombre look, sealing up the shaker section with this card stock..

I then die cut a key out of Gold Sparkle card stock and a heart out of Electric Red Card stock, adding both of these to the lock..

Finishing off the card, by adding a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments onto the Fishtail Flag Frames, adding a strip of Electric Red card stock to the base of the card to balance out the heart and lastly a scattering of clear sequins..

I hope that you have enjoyed this release and that you have fun shopping..be sure to swing past the blog to check out what the rest of the DT have created for inspiration for today..










Gosh those 5 days went really quick sharing the release for MFT..

I sure hope that you have enjoyed this months release…

Today, I share a card using last months card kit called No Place Like Home..

I chose to use the dies from the Home Sweet Home, I took several different card stocks, Electric Red, Chocolate Brown, Sno Cone, Factory Green, Black Licorice and Kraft along with the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot pattern paper, die cutting the different dies that I wished to use..

Whilst die cutting I took a piece of white card stock and created a window for the house and scene to sit in, die cutting using the Peek-a-Boo Window..

I then went about adding my scene and completed my card by adding a sentiment from the No Place Like Home that I stamped with Electric Red Ink..

Be sure to swing past the blog for more inspiration and I will be back tomorrow for the New Product Launch day!








  • Love this card and love these new houses die-namics Joy. I love your frame.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Howell

    Love it, I like this peek a boo die and the pattern paper for the trees leaves are so cuteReplyCancel

  • Dee Ann Matthews

    Terrific colors and combination of frame, red house and sentiment!ReplyCancel

  • javagirlaka Liz Schaefer

    I have a big want listReplyCancel

  • Judy K

    This set is fantastic! thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • janet

    Lovely card Joy, and great use of the fabulous “peek a boo” window die. LOVE how you used the little cloud as a cluster of grass – so clever :-)ReplyCancel

  • Adorable scene! :)ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Just lovelyReplyCancel

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