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Shopping is my CARDIO

Shopping is my CARDIO

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex in the City

Shopping is My Cardio

I welded the SHOP words with a pretty shopping girl from SVG Cuts.

The sentiment is written using the Silhouette with a pen holder.

Images and sentiments inked with Radiant Neon inks.


Girl Cutting File: SVG Cuts

Modified with Fonts: Champagne & Limousine, AMM Mighty

Patterned Paper: Echo Park (Lori Whitlock’s Summer Bliss)

Ink: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko

Other – Flowers, Cardstock, Adhesive

This week, I’m linking my project up to Craft Frenzy Friday!

Come join the fun.


Custom Cards, Party Decor, Banners, and Gift Boxes … Available Upon Request

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

Samantha Walker APRIL Creative Team Hop

Hello! I’m Allie Gower and I am so excited to welcome you to the Samantha Walker APRIL Blog Hop! You are at My Card Party, and you should have arrived here from Guiseppa Gubler’s Blog.

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We have a fabulous giveaway for our hop.

This month you could win the 12×12 Giddy Up! Girl Collection from Carta Bella.



All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway! You can earn multiple entries by following us on Facebook, commenting below, tweeting about the giveaway, and signing up for the email updates. This giveaway is open to US customers only.

You must comment by Sunday, 04/13 at 11:59pm MDT in order to be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file as well as the prize…which will be the 12×12 Giddy Up! Girl Collection from Carta Bella.

The theme this month is SPRING. I made a May Pocket to hold some candies using the doily and the larger flowers.

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

I started my project by making the flowers. I took the two larger flowers and duplicated them four times, reducing each set by 95%.

My Pocket sizing and duplicating flowers

May Pocket Flowers

I snipped some of the petals and then overlapped the petals to create a 3d bloom.

May Pocket revise flowers

Depending on how many petals you snip, you get a taller bloom.

May Pocket flowers glued

Once all my flowers were glued and dry, I inked them, layered two and added a pearl in the center.

I then moved on to making my pocket.

May Pocket create the pocket

I deleted the center line on the main doily. I made the other lines solid, then outlined them using the offset function. Select all, then modify and choose subtract – this will cut out the portion you need. 
May Pocket Creating the Front mat
I removed the parts I would not be using, and offset, creating a smaller piece to nest on the pocket.

May Pocket front mat


Fold in on the outer lines, and out on the center line to create the pocket.

Adhere the mat. Add the flowers.

Stuff with treats!

May Pocket by Allie Gower for Samantha Walker

Supplies – Samantha’s FREE Flower Cutting File, Cardstock, Pearls, Adhesive

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Here’s a sneak peek at the FREE SVG.
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This will only go out to those who sign up for the newsletter by Sunday night (04/13/2014). After that, you can find the design in the Silhouette store. I know I can’t wait to play with it!

So don’t stop here!!! There’s more to see.

Click on the image below to visit Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs‘ Blog!

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Thanks for joining me today. If you have any questions at all, please leave a comment, and I’ll be happy to answer them.



UPDATE: A Winner from our Blog Hop has been chosen. Congratulations to Kimmie Kimnamsoon.


Easter Rocher Treat Box

I LOVE MY SILHOUETTE: Easter Rocher Treat Box

Easter Rocher Treat Box


Supplies for Easter Rocher Treat Box

  • Cardstock
  • Stamps by Becky Schultea
  • Twine
  • Pearls (Want2Scrap)
  • Crafter’s Companion Petite Dots Embossing Folder
  • K & Company Stickers

This is a FREE FILE that I designed using Silhouette Studio software. If you would like the Studio File, just leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to e-mail it to you.

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper

Speedy Scrappers: Some Bunny Loves You

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper Mini Card

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper Purse

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper getting started

Some Bunny Loves Crate Paper BTS



  1. Die cut 3d Bunny Purse Box pieces. Cut a second white bunny with outline for mini card.
  2. Color frame and outer edge of papers to match. I used a BT4 Spectrum Noir marker.
  3. To create the handle, string beads onto wire. Crimp wire at ends and insert into holes on sides of purse.
  4. Stamp sentiments as shown. The pennant is just a strip of paper with the edge pinked.
  5. Embellish with glitter and flowers.

Supplies Used for Some Bunny Loves You Gift Set:

  • Crate Paper – Little Bo Peep “Sophia”
  • White Cardstock
  • Stamps, Crystal Stickles
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink (Bamboo Leaves)
  • Adhesive (Hot Glue, Art Glitter Dries Clear and ThermoWeb iCraft Tape)
  • Wire (Hardware Store), Beads (Thrift Shop)
  • Flowers (Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts)
  • 3d Bunny Purse Box Digital Cutting File (Lori Whitlock)

(Tools – Scissors, Score Board, Trimmer, Silhouette Cameo, Acrylic Block, Wire Cutter, Beading Pliers, Hot Glue)

Designed for Speedy Scrappers

See more fun projects at the Speedy Scrappers blog, Speedy Scrappers is a delightful scrapbook store in Troy, Illinois.


This Purse has Moxxie embellishment

Speedy Scrappers: Easter Purse Card

This Purse Has Moxxie by Allie Gower for Speedy Scrappers

Purse Has Moxxie how to close it

This Purse has Moxxie interior



  1. Die cut pieces and ink edges.
  2. Assemble card and envelope.
  3. Embellish card and envelope with pearls.
  4. Tie together wire, jute and twine. Hot glue to card.
  5. Add Moxxie bunny, sticker and flowers, rhinestones.
  6. Add die cut sentiment to interior.

Supplies Used for Easter Purse Card:

Moxxie “Spring has Sprung” Paper, Stickers and Die Cuts
Pink Cardstock
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink (Toffee Crunch and Teal Zeal)
Adhesive (Hot Glue, ThermoWeb iCraft Tape)
Jute, Twine, Floral Wire (Craft Supply)
Flowers (Prima, Wild Orchid)
Rhinestones (Want2Scrap)
Digital Cutting File: Purse Card/Envelope Set Round - Samantha Walker
(Tools – Scissors, Trimmer, Wire Cutter, Hot Glue Gun)

Designed for Speedy Scrappers

See more fun projects at the Speedy Scrappers blog, Speedy Scrappers is a delightful scrapbook store in Troy, Illinois.
sheen flowers ccusa

Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Beautiful

sheen flowers ccusa


I stamped the flower and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added a button and bow in the center.

For the background, I colored a piece of cardstock to match and then used a handmade stencil to add a border and spotted pattern that I inked with Radiant Neon Electric Coral inks and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.

I just love these new blooms Sheena has created. They are so bold and beautiful.



Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Beautiful

Spectrum Noir Markers – CR3, CR5

Clear Embossing Powder, Radiant Neon Electric Coral Ink


Cardstock, Twine, Button, Adhesive

DIGITAL CUTTING FILE:  MCP Spotted Card  (Silhouette Studio file available at no charge, just leave a comment)


Faux Varnish Box Open

Crafter’s Companion: Faux Varnished Box

I created this box for Die Cut Crazy Magazine using stamps from Crafter’s Companion and ink and other fun products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko.
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How to create this finish:

  1. Ink yellow cardstock with Memento Luxe “Peanut Brittle” ink.
  2. Sponge on Memento “Rich Cocoa” Dye Ink.
  3. Distress with Memento “Rich Cocoa” Dye Ink, using ink directly on the paper.
  4. Daub Goosebumps Shimmer directly onto cardstock. Let dry.
  5. Sponge on “Saddle Brown” Stazon using an Ink Blusher. Let dry.
  6. Reapply Goosebumps Shimmer using a gentle sweeping motion rather than daubing. Let dry.

 Here are some step out pictures on scrap cardstock.

Faux Varnished Box Collage


The stamped tag is colored with Spectrum Noir markers (CT1, CT3, CT4, CG1, LG1, BG1, BG2). The cardstock is lightly inked to match the box, with Memento Luxe “Peanut Brittle” ink, and a bit of distressing with Memento “Rich Cocoa” and “Saddle Brown” Stazon.

Pearls are inked with “Saddle Brown” Stazon to match.

Box is finished off with flowers and hemp.


  • Take Flight Stamp Set from the Dreamer Release at Stamp-It Australia (Crafter’s Companion)
  • Memento Luxe “Peanut Brittle” Ink, Memento “Rich Cocoa” Dye Ink,  ”Saddle Brown” StazOn, Ink Blusher, Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Dauber (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko)

Other Supplies

  • Yellow Cardstock, Flowers (Wild Orchid), Hemp, Pearls (Want2Scrap)
  • Box Pattern – Honey Bee Tea Kit “Soap Box” from SVG Cuts





CardMaker: Radiant Neon Blog Hop

Cardmaker Radiant Neon Blog Hop

The NEON Blog Hop begins on the CardMaker Magazine Blog. Be sure to start here.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today!!!

The word neon comes from the Greek for “new” … these inks are new, fresh, and different, and they will change your crafting in bold way.

These vibrant inks are great on light AND dark papers and also work fabulously for stamping and embossing. Did I mention they blend beautifully?

Here’s my card. I blended the inks to create a fun background and put an inked overlay on top. I love these bright and cheerful colors. I really, really LOVE these inks.



  1. Die cut overlay and a matching background square.
  2. Ink background square with Radiant Neon inks and blend with sponge daubers.
  3. Ink overlay with Delicata Golden Glitz ink.
  4. Assemble card.
  5. Embellish with pearls.


  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko – Radiant Neon “Electric Pink”, “Electric Coral”, “Electric Orange”, “Electric Yellow”; Delicata “Golden Glitz”
  • Want2Scrap: “La Creme Baby Pearls”
  • Art Glitter “Dries Clear Designer Glue”
  • Miscellaneous: Colored Cardstock
  • Digital Cutting File: selection from Flower Bunch Single Fold Card set by Jamie Koay

Thank you again, so much, for stopping by. Don’t stop now, there’s more to see.

Next, you are going to head off to see my immensely talented and sweet friend, ISHA GUPTA!!! If you’re just starting here, be sure to stop by the CardMaker Magazine Blog first.




Imagine Crafts Sneak Peek





Learn to use the new Pico Embellisher to create a strawberry plant.

Head over to Imagine Crafts to see how! Click HERE.


challenge april flowers

Crafter’s Companion Monthly Challenge: April 2014



Crafter’s Companion Monthly Challenge

Enter this month’s challenge here. This month’s theme is FLORAL.


I’ve made one of Lori Whitlock’s new Stand Up Cards using Bloomin’ Beautiful images and a sentiment from the Sentimentals set called Memories are Made.

I colored the beautiful bloom with Spectrum Noir markers, and also the pennant, so everything would match. I also colored some die cut flowers that nest on top of the card so they would match as well. To add a little interest, I hand colored pearls and attached them to the big bloom.

challenge april flowers

Crafter’s Companion Supplies

Additional Supplies

  • Digital Cutting File: Lori Whitlock
  • Pearls
  • Cardstock

Hope you’ll join us for this month’s challenge.

Thanks for dropping by today.