Coffee Lovers Sketch Challenge | Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps

Hi ya Feiends!! 

Welcome to the Monday/Tuesday of the week for those of you who had yesterday off.  I ENJOYED the heck right out of that day.  Stayed in my PJs til almost noon, and enjoyed my coffee.  We did have to do some chores like laundry, but I'm ok with it.  And ended the day with some pizza. 

So I am ready to take today.  But not without some coffee. 

Or tea in the case of today's card.


Coffee Sketch

This card is actually for the Coffee Lovers Sketch on their blog. I loved the look of the cups along the side.  And I've been wanting to play with my water color techniques and heat embossed the Prickley Pear Stamps cups with clear EP.  Then I watercolored them with a rainbow effect down the side of the card. 

I felt then, it was only fitting to leave everything else black and white.  Oh, and some gold. 


I couldn't find a sentiment that I loved until I went back to my Simon Says set from the latest card kit.    So it's tea related, but I am ok with that.  wink

I stamped it on a banner die from the PPRS banner die set. The stamps are the PPRS Coffee Cup set.  I think next time I try this technique, I will go bolder with my colors, but I do love this look.  Super easy. 

I hope you all enjoy your day!  Looking forward to a short week here! 


Supplies:  (Click on the image to shop)


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Special Reason Card | Global Design Project

Hi guys!!  Remember me?  WOW, I forgot what I was doing there for a bit and took a leave of absence.  I am back for now.  HA….. All is well.  I am excited to pop on and share with you today! 


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I created this card for the Global Design Project challenge this week and love how it turned out.  Super cute.  I share a lot in the video.  And by a lot, I mean, way more than the card!  lol….  Just watch!!


You can find the supplies I used on my Demo’s site – Bonny’s Site.  I used the Special Reason bundle, not the succulent one I said in the video.  Oops.  I did guess well on the Falling in Love cardstocks.   The ribbon was from the Sale A Bration catty. 


This card was really fun to make and I love sharing it with you!  I promise to get better this next week about sharing.  When my life gets crazy and I let things go, it takes my mojo with it.  However, today, I am ready to get back in the craft room!!


Enjoy your long holiday weekend!!


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We're the Perfect Mix | Global Design Project

Hi there friends!!  Welcome!

Today I am sharing another challenge card that I played with this week.  I despise color challenges, but I really need to break free from Turquoise and Pink.  HA!!

So this week at Global Design Project was a color challenge and I tried my best.  I always tend to pull cardstocks and work from there.  I also used. 


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I used the SU Perfect Mix stamp set and paper pieced the blender top.  I also stamped a couple images with Versamark on the back cardstock.  The patterned paper was from an older paper pack and I finished it off with twine and some wood embellies.  I love these things!! 

Thanks for the visit today!!  

We are on our way Skiing today!!  This will be a first time for McKinley and I.  Praying for no broken ANYTHING!!  HA!  And then tomorrow, I will be here for heART of Worship Sunday.  Enjoy your weekend!!


To check out this Challenge Site, click on the image below. 

Cupcake Explosion Box |Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps | Designer Highlight | Day 2

Hello again everyone!!

If you are looking for a Faith Friday post, please come back on Sunday - I am up for Heart of Worship so I will share then!!


Yesterday, I shared a fun fold card for the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Designer Highlight day.  Today I am sharing the Explosion Box to go along with it!!  And I am sharing below, how I created it, with today's video. 

I used the same papers although I added a couple richer colors with the 12x12 papers.   

But I also used the Cupcake Dies and Valentine Cupcake Builder set

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For the inside, you can go as wild as you want.  I really wanted to add some banners hanging down to really celebrate the birthday!

I also created a cute lil cake using a tea light.  I saw this once online and am so excited to get to share it with you today!! 

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There are lots of great layers to this box, and decorating them can be the best part.  I kept things pretty simple as this will be a display piece for PPRS. 


Here is today's video:



Thanks so much for watching!!  I hope that you all have a great weekend!  Remember to check back on Sunday for Heart of Worship. 

Cupcake Fun Fold | Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps | Designer Highlight | Day 1

Hi crafty friends!!  Today I am sharing as part of the Prickley Pear Designer Highlight post on their blog.  It's only on their blog today, but I'm breaking it up into Two Days on my blog because I really want to highlight both projects and videos!  

I am excited to share my project with you today as well. 

As you know, I love creating different and interactive cards just as much as the plain "one-fold" cards.  I love shaking things up a little bit and adding one more cool thing to the creation.  So today's card is no different.  It just adds a couple extra folds and boom, you have a fun, and interesting card. 

Check out the video to see how to make this card yourself!



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I am using the Build A Cupcake Valentine Stamp set, from the recent release.  I also used the coordinating dies found HERE.

I also brought in a Riley Sentiment called Abs are Great.  How funny is this?  It's so me!!


Another fun card to share today with you!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!! 

Have a great day!!


Love Notes | Atlantic Hearts Sketch + Paper Players

Hi crafty Peeps!!  Welcome! 

I had a free night HOME ALONE this week so I dug out my Valentine Inspiration Box and some fun stuff and played the evening away.  

I really wanted to use up the goodies I got from Stampin Up this month for my Valentine's as well.  Afterwards, I felt they are not really perfect for the littles I wanted to send them to, so these will go to the ladies at school 


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I found a new Sketch Challenge to play with over the weekend, Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and this was a fun one.  Very easy to work with and I think my card turned out super cute.  

I also hoped it would work for this week's challenge at The Paper Players which was Valentine Themed.  


All of the supplies were Stampin Up - My Demo's Site. 

Click on the image to visit the Challenge Sites. 

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Riley & Co Team Post | New Valentine Cards

Valentine Card Making is winding down now that the holiday is nearing.  However, I have a couple more cards to share today with you! 

I am up on the Riley & Co Blog today along with MooseMates Joy &  Lisa!  Check out their creations today too!! 


Both of my cards feature our newest Dress Up Riley stamps and dies.

On the first one, I actually just used the Valentine Accessories set and stamped the conversation hearts.  Added a bit of distress inks to the background and some sequins and I'm done with a super easy card! 


Team Post 2 - Riley

The second one is a little softer even, featuring both Riley's from the Dress Up Set.   I paired them up with the love heart from the accessories set and the sentiment below.  How cute are they?  Perfect for Valentine giving!! 

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Thanks for the visit today!!  Enjoy your day my lovelies!!




Faith Friday | Hebrews 11


After a couple busy weeks on the blog, I am back with Faith Friday!!  Super excited to share what I did this week in my Bible!  Lots is going on in the world and in life, and it's always funny how God leads to me to certain things when I spend time with him in the Word. 

I wasn't planning on talking about having Faith, but that is where I ended up. 

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I was reading about Sarah and Abraham and Sarah's desire to provide a son for Abraham.  As I read through this story again, and thought about the patience and faith that she had, I thought about our own lives and how frustrating it can be to wait on the Lord for anything.  And I often find myself frustrated and impatient and not even asking, Is this OK, Is this right for me... and just doing it. 

So this was a good reminder. 



I also really loved this verse,  Hebrews 11:13 - So many of those living in these time were told Jesus would come back, yet it didn't happen for them in their life time.   And they still believed and they still shared his story.  That is an amazing testimony of faith.

I believe that is exactly what having faith it.  Not seeing.  Not needing proof.  Just knowing and living my life in a way that shows that I believe God's Word is true.  Hopefully, living that way and letting God's Word shine through me will help others to believe that it is true. 


Sarah herself, never say the great Kingdom that followed her family but she believed that that was God was going to do.  She didn't need proof or to see it with her own eyes, she just believed.  That is what we need to do.  Wait on the Lord and believe in his promises.  Sometimes that prayers that you ask for will not be answered in your lifetimes.  But believe that the work God is doing in your life is with great purpose. 

I realize in my page, I didn't finish the sentence in writing.  That is the part of the verse that I wanted to make highlighted.  That they died having Faith in what was to come, but never received it in their lifetime. 



As I shared in the video, most the products I'm using are from my own stash of things.  I am using up my letter stickers and finding bits and pieces of older scrapbooking kits I had.  If  you have a question about something I used, shoot me an email - jstaskif at yahoo dot com   Or find the link in the sidebar. 



Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps | Banner Dies | Extending your Dies

Hi all!! 

Today I am sharing some more Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps goodness.  Something I've been wanting to try out ever since I got the Banner Dies from PPRS.  Using them in various ways!  So I created a quick tip video for you guys to get some ideas on stretching your die use! 

Check out the video and then check out the still shots of today's card.



I dug in my Valentine Creative Station, and pulled out some fun papers.  As shown in the video, I created a pop up, double ended banner to stamp my sentiment on. 

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Having multiple uses or ideas for your products always makes me feel like my money is going further when it comes to stamping and creating.  So I hope that I gave you new ideas and hopefully you can look at products you already have and see how you can stretch them as well. 


So now, you can just enjoy this paper.  WOW.  Beautiful. 


Thank you for stopping in today and checking out my project!  Enjoy your day friends!!



Scrapbook Blessings Club | Twine Inlay Tutorial

Hey crafty friends - I am up on the Scrapbook Blessings Club Blog today.

I am sharing a fun tutorial that will help you stretch the use of your dies and maybe use up some scraps of paper.  This tutorial is great is you plan ahead when die cutting.  Use the negative space to create a fun card shown below. 


Enjoy today's video.

SBC Twine Inlay



Dies used from Papertrey Ink By the Numbers,   Mft Tab Dies,  PPRS Banner Dies.

Stamps are from Stampin Up! - Birthday Bright.   Twine




MFT Heart Die, PPRS Banner Die

Stamps - Sugar Pea Designs: Caring Hearts Set