Joy Clair Send Me!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Happy Holiday's everyone,

I hope you all have gotten your Christmas decorations up by now and have finished your Christmas shopping.  If you have some crafty friends or friends who like bible journaling Joy Clair has some wonderful stamp sets that are reasonable priced to choose from.  If you don't which one's your friends will like, you can always get a gift card.  I am almost finished my shopping!!!  I love this time of year, it has been unseasonable warm here, so no snow for us so far.

I am back again with Joy Clair Stamps featuring the newly released "Send Me" stamp set.  This set is part of the Color by Faith line of stamps for bible journaling.  Some of the design team members have made some beautiful bible journaling pages, so be sure to check out the Joy Clair blog for more inspiration.

Here is how I put my card together:

1. My card is an A2 size card,
2. I die cut the first layer and adhered it to my card,
3. I die cut another layer and used some distress inks to get the galaxy look and adhered that to the first layer,
4.  I used the free SVG and stamped my image,
5.  I colored it with copics, and used pop dots and added it to my card,
6.  I then stamped the sentiment to finish off the card.


closer look at the card


I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here.  The challenge will run December and January so you will have plenty of time to create something after the holiday's.  Two lucky winners will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and YouTube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!


A Blog Named Hero - Most Wonderful Time!

Monday, December 18, 2017


Hello everyone!

I am back with A Blog Named Hero with some more inspiration for the Challenge "Winter Holiday". Have you had a chance to play along? There is still time to play, we would love to see what you will create. All month long A Blog Named Hero has been collaborating with Simon Says Stamp to help celebrate their fabulous Die-cember release!

This post is my last post on the 2017 design team for A Blog Named Hero, I have enjoyed sharing my creations using Hero Art Stamps and Collaborating Companies this year.  Thank you Jessica and Lisa for making this year a fun one!  On to my card......

My card is a clean and simple card, here is how I put my card together:

I die cut the Simon Says Everglade Collage wafer thin die which measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. I cut another piece of cardstock the same size.  I inked the second piece of cardstock with Tim Holtz distress  ink Salty Ocean for the background.  I stamped the distress piece with Hero Arts Intense Black ink.  I stamped the tree with Hero Arts Forever Green ink and fuzzy cut it out and popped it up on the tree.  I finished the card off with the stars from the Hero Arts Champagne Sequins Mix.


Closer look of the card


I hope you get a chance to play along with this month’s challenge! All you need to do is use at least one Hero Arts product on your project and follow this month’s theme, “Winter Holiday”. Link up your card for a chance to win a great prize from Simon Says Stamps! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts

Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop - GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am back again with the  2017 Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop, I am mixing it up today, the background stamp is Neat & Tangles called Hello Winter.  The cocoa cup with the marshmallows and the sentiment is Sunny Studio called Mug Hugs!  This is a wonderful set, it is so wonderful that when I was pulling my stamps out I have two, so one lucky winner has a chance to win this set - US Members only please.  Join my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and follow me on my blog, I will randomly pick a winner.  You have until December 25th to follow me on all these medium.  I will draw the winner on December 26th.  You will have one week to contact me.  If I don't hear from you I will pick another winner.  The links to all my social medium are at the bottom of this post.

Sunny Studio Stamps Mug Hugs 4x6 Coffee, Hot Cocoa & Latte Photo-Polymer Clear Stamp Set

How I put my card together:

I stamped the background three times with Veramark and used Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White embossing powder, I stamped the cocoa cup from the Mug Hugs sets and colored it with copics YG03, 17, 67, the marshmallows I colored with C00 and C01.  I die cut the vellum circle out and stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail Black.  I then stamped the sentiment on the black cardstock with Versamrk and heat embossed it with Gina K. Designs Fine Detail White embossing powder.  I die cut the snowflake and used some Star Dust stickles on it.  I finished the card off by adding a couple of rhinestones.  


Thank you so much for stopping by, make sure to head over to the Coffee Loving Winter Blog Hop for a full list of blog hop sponsors and links to amazing coffee-themed crafty creations!

Don't forget to follow my social medium to have a chance to win the Sunny Studio stamp set "Mug Hugs".  

Here are the links to my social media:




COFFEE LOVERS WINTER BLOG HOP - Have a Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am back again with another coffee card for the 2017 Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop.  I am featurning a stamp set by Neat & Tangled called Beary Merry.  This stamp set is so adorable and it has so many cute images.  I stamped the bear and colored him with copics. E31, 33, 35, I colored his scarf with copic R59 and G28.  The background is the Neat & Tangled Falling Circles, for the background I used Oxide Ink Salty Ocean.  I stamped my image with Black Versafine ink and used foam tape to pop the bear onto my card.


Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to play along with the Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop.  Please come back again I will have some more inspiration!





Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop - Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Happy Holiday everyone!

I am popping in to share my second coffee card for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I had planned to do a coffee card everyday of the blog hop, but time has just gotten away from me. 

I hope you have had a chance to play along, there are lots of prizes to be won.  Talking about prizes, I am using products from Gina K. Designs.  Gina K. Designs is a super sponsor for the Winter Blog Hop, she is giving away a $50 Store Gift Certificate plus 5-  $10 Gift Certificates for flash prizes.  How exciting is that!

For my card I am using some of the elements from the "Merry and Bright StampTV Kit"  If you do not want to purchase the whole kit, you can buy the stamp sets individually and the die cut words!  The coffee cup is from Gina K. designs "Fill it With Flowers" illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. 



Thank you for stopping by, please come back again for some more inspiration!


Joy Clair New Release!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair featuring the newly release Color by Faith sets "Christmas Nativity" and "Jesus is My Jam". If you have not visited the Joy Clair blog, please stop by to see all the wonderful designs the design team has created. You will definitely be inspired!

I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here. As always, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

Here is how I put my manger card together:

1. I cut an A2 card - 5 1/2 x 4,
2. I stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black and fuzzy cut all the images out on brown card stock,
3. I then stamped the images again with Versafine Onyx Black on design paper and fuzzy cut the clothing out and pieced them on the images,
4. I then used some distress inked (faded Jeans, Black Soot and Mustard Seed) and created the background,
4. I stamped the star with versamark and gold embossing powder and embossed the star,
5. I splattered some gold ink to look like stars in the background.


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My next card is from the "Jesus is My Jam", I love this set!  It is so versatile....I love the record and all the elements in this set.

Here is how I put my card together:

1. I cut an A2 card - 5 1/2 x 4,
2.  I die cut the white panel and cut a mat in black,
3.  I stamped the record several times with Versafine Onyx Black Ink,
4.  I then die cut the two circles that I stamped my sentiment on.  I used foam tape and centered it in the middle of the card,
5.  I stamped the two different head phones, colored them with copics and added them to the card.


Jesus is My Jam  | Bible Journaling Clear Stamps



closer look at the card

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and YouTube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Joy Clair with Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Friday, December 8, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair playing along with the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Joy Clair is a Super Sponsor and you have a chance to win a gift card to spend at the Joy Clair's store.  The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is from December 8-15. I hope you will play along, who knows you could be a lucky winner.

Please stop over to the blog and see the wonderful projects the design team has created.  You may also want to stop over at the Joy Clair store, Joy Clair has several "Everyday" stamp sets, bible journaling line called "Color by Faith" and custom stamps.  And for all you coffee lover's all the "Coffee themed" sets are 25% off!  Here is the link to all the sets.

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I am using the newly released stamp set "Christmas Coffee".

Here is how I put my card together:

1.  My card is an A2 card, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, 
2.  the red and green paper is Rinea foil which measure 4 x 5 1/4 and 3 7/8 x 5,
3.  I embossed the foil with an embossing folder,
4.  I then adhered it to my card,
5.  I used the SVG files cut the cups out with my silhouette,
6.  I then stamped each cup,
7.  The last cup I used the sentiment from the Christmas Coffee stamp set,
8.  I finished my card by stamping the leaves with Rinea Ghost Ink and fuzzy
cutting them out and adding them to the card with three red rhinestones.


Closer look at my card:


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagramand Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtubechannel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.

WINNER WINNER WINNER!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy Holiday Everyone!

The winner of the prize from the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Holiday Blog Hop is...


Congratulations Sue LD, please contact me at didlet@aol.com with your mailing address and I will ship your goodies out to you!  Thank you so much for following me on my blog, Instagram and Pinterest!!!

If you missed the hop and still want to see the projects, click HERE.




A Blog Named Hero with Simon Says Stamps

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Happy Holiday everyone!

I am here with A Blog Named Hero and this month we are collaborating with Simon Says Stamps  to help celebrate their fabulous Die-cember release!  Our challenge this month is "Winter Holiday".  I am using the newly released die from Simon Says called "Everglade Collage".  The penguin is from Hero Arts called Baby Penguin Color Layering stamp set.


Here is how I put my card together:

I die cut the Simon Says Everglade Collage wafer thin die which measures 4.4 x 3.25.  I cut another piece of cardstock the same size as the die and used Tim Holtz distress oxide ink Salty Ocean for the background.  I sprayed the background with some water and then added some Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray Sparkle to give the background some shine.  I used foam tape and put the die cut image and distress background together and then adhered it to the card.

I stamped the penguin with the coordinating colors which are Hero Arts Soft Granite, Charcoal and Black.  I die cut it out with the coordinating die and adhered it to the card.  I stamped and die cut the hat and popped it up on the penguin and added the bow tie which I die cut out with plaid paper.  Isn't this penguin the cutest?  This is a must have in your stash!

To finish the card, I added the sentiment which I stamped with versamark on black cardstock and embossed and heat set with Hero Arts white embossing powder.  I die cut it out and used foam tape and added it to my card.


I hope you get a chance to play along with this month’s challenge! All you need to do is use at least one Hero Arts product on your project and follow this month’s theme, "Winter Holiday". Link up your card for a chance to win a great prize from Simon Says Stamps! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts



Retro Rubber Challenge #77 - Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017



Hello everyone!

I am here with Retro Rubber and we are celebrating the holiday with a photo inspiration for Christmas.  I hope you will join along with the challenge!  This will be my last post for the Holiday Season so on behalf of Retro Rubber Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The rules to play along with Retro Rubber are very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older. For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog. Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!



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I have a clean and so what simple card to share with you.  I am using the Lawn Fawn set called "Home for the Holidays" and was released in the Fall of 2016.  I hope you all are all ready for the season and have gotten your Christmas shopping done and all your decorations up. 


Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until December 15th to join in on the fun! Merry Christmas everyone!


Joy Clair - December Challenge "Anything Goes"

Friday, December 1, 2017

Hello everyone!

Happy Holidays!!!!  So excited it is December and Joy Clair has a new challenge which is "Make It Pop Up"!.  Joy Clair has a challenge starting at the beginning of every month.  There may be an inspirational photo, but the challenges are always "Anything Goes".  Joy Clair will be giving away two $25 gift cards.  You will have plenty of time to play along because the challenge will run December and January. 

Here is the inspirational photo and my card for your inspiration:


Here is my take on the challenge, "Make It Pop Up".  I have made an easel card, this card is an A2 size (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) so that it will fit in a regular envelope.  I am using the newly released "Christmas Cocoa" stamp set.  I stamped and cut the elements I wanted to use on my card.  I colored them with copics.  To make the easel card, I took a piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4, I then took another piece of card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and adhered it to the base of the scored card.  


closer look at the card


Please follow Joy Clair's facebook pageColor by Faith Bible Journaling facebook pageInstagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and Youtube channel for your inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment if you like my card, I love reading them. If you are not a follower, please follow my blog to stay up to date on what's going on.



RETRO RUBBER CHALLENGE BLOG #76

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Hello everyone!

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I am here with Retro Rubber with a new challenge which is "Anything Goes".  Don't you love challenge with anything goes?  I know I do, you can make whatever you would like.  I am getting ready for the holiday seasons and I have made a Christmas card for your inspiration.  I hope you all are ready and I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your family and be safe if you are traveling.

The rules to play along with Retro Rubber are very simple, make sure the stamp you use on your project is at least one year or older. For more details on the rules, you can find them over on Retro Rubber Challenge blog. Be sure to stop over on the Retro Rubber Challenge blog to get more inspiration, the design team has some wonderful creations!

 The sentiment on my card is from Penny Black and was release around August 2016.


I started off with an A2 card, the black layer measures 4 x 5 1/2 and the white layer is 3 7/8 x 5.   I die cut two more layers and stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black Yuletide Wishes.  I added a strip of glitter paper and added a thin stripe of ribbon.  The tree is made from card stock that is two tone.  I die cut a 5" circle, cut it in half, scored the top and folded down the other layers.  Then adhered the tree to the card.

Thanks again for stopping by, please don't forget to stop over at the Retro Rubber Challenge blog and join the fun and check out the beautiful projects the design team members have created. You have until December 1st to join in on the fun!

A Blog Named Hero - Merry Christmas

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hello everyone,

I am here with A Blog Named Hero and we have been collaborating all Month with Neat & Tangled.  The challenge this month is to "copy a designer".   I was inspired by my Design Team buddy Lisa Stein from her post on January 13, 2017.  I loved Lisa's card with the coffee cups.  If you want to see how she created her card, here is the link.


Here is my card:



On my card I used the Hero Arts Merry Stamp & Cut stamp set for the sentiment and the stars.   I stamped the stars with Hero Arts Inks Forever Green and Raspberry Jam.  The coffee mugs are from the stamp set from Neat & Tangled "Perfect Blend".  The sequins are Hero Arts Ombre Sequins Blush and the green ones are from Neat and Tangled.  I loved creating this card.....thank you Lisa for the inspiration.  The coffee mugs I used copics to color.  The green is Y03, 17 and 67, the red is R24, 29 and 59.

I hope you get a chance to play along with this month’s challenge! All you need to do is use at least one Hero Arts product on your project and follow this month’s theme, ‘Copy A Designer’. Link up your card for a chance to win a great prize from Neat & Tangled! Can’t wait to see what you create!!

Please help support A Blog Named Hero by shopping through our links. These are affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support.

Simon Says Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Hero Arts

Joy Clair - Christmas Poinsettia

Monday, November 20, 2017

Hello everyone!

I am here with Joy Clair featuring the newly release Everyday set called "3d Christmas Poinsettia".  This set is an amazing set it is a 6x8 set.  There are several petals to layer the poinsettia and many sentiments and elements to decorate your card.  This would be perfect for your Christmas cards!



Closer pic of the poinsettia


Here is how I put my card together:

1. My card is an A2 size card,
2. I cut a black and pink piece of card stock 4 x 5 and die cut the design on the bottom, I cut about an 1/8 inch on the three sides of the pink card stock so they were layered,
3. I stamped the three larger petals of the poinsettia and leaves (2) with versamark on vellum paper, I added some white embossing powder and heat set them,
4.  I colored the backside of each petals and leaves with copics,
5.  I then adhered the leaves on the card, and then used pop dots in the middle of each set of petal,
6.  I then stamped some of the twigs from the set with versamark and added white embossing powder and heat set them,
7.  I then added some gold NUVO around the twigs and in the middle of the poinsettia,
8.  I then stamped the sentiment "Noel" with versamark and added black embossing powder and heat set it.

I hope you will play along with the Joy Clair Challenge this month. The theme is always anything goes and our Design Team uses a photo inspiration to create their project that you can use too. If you would like to join the challenge, you can find all the details here. As always, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.

Please follow Joy Clair's facebook page, Color by Faith Bible Journaling Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, be the first to hear the news, sales and giveaways! They also have a Pinterest page and YouTube channel for your inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Holiday Blog Hop with Craft Hoarders!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

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Happy Holiday's everyone!

You should be coming from Bonnie Garby's blog, your next stop will be Wendy Hatter Robinson .  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for the full list of Bloggers, go to Gloria's Blog! The full list will also be at the bottom of this post.  I am so excited to be back hopping along with Craft Hoarders!  It's been a while, but we have some wonderful creations to share with you.  We hope we can inspire you to get busy with your holiday creations.  I am sure you know but Thanksgiving is only 4 days away Christmas ins only 37 days away!  Be sure to hop over to everyone's blog, all of the participating designers are offering prizes, so make sure you check each blog!  

I am sharing a Wallet Mini Album that I made to share for this hop.  I made a Halloween one in a class at my local craft store that has recently closed :(!  I am going to miss taking classes and visiting the store.  I hope you enjoy my mini album as much as I enjoyed making it.

The mini album measures 5 x 4 3/8.  The base of the mini album was made with just a 12 x 12 sheet of paper.  All the papers in this mini album was made from Kaisercraft paper 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 pad called Silent Night.  Here is the front of the album.  the sentiment is from the paper pad too, I fuzzy cut it out and added it to the front of the book.  The "joy" was from the pad too, I used a small circle punch to cut it out.


Here is the back of the album.  The sentiment also is from the paper pad.  I cut the closer out and added the brads and used a magnet to close the book.


This is the is the inside of the album, page 1 and 2.  I made two mats which can be used to journal or add pictures.  There are three inserts in the front and the back of the album.  The front window I cut out with the We Are Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board, the paper is from the paper pad.  I used some stampin up window sheets to make the pocket.


Page 3 and 4, added some design paper and added some mats for pictures.  The Merry Christmas is from the paper pack.


Page 5 and 6, the windows are also cut with the We Are Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board, the paper is from the paper pad.


Page 6 and 7, added some design paper and added some mats for pictures.  The Holly Jolly is from the paper pack.



Page 8 and 9, which are the last pages which are identical to pages 1 and 2.


Here are what the mats look like.



Thanks so much for stopping by. I love reading your comments, tell me what you think. If you enjoy stopping by my blog, please start following my blog, I also have a facebook page, Instagram and Twitter, follow me on at least two of these medias and you will have a chance to win the following items!


Please hop on over to Wendy Hatter Robinson blog to see her beautiful creation.  Don't forget to hop over to everyone's blog, there is lot's of blog candy to be won!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List

Gloria's Blog
Donna Idlet (you are here)

Make Your Holiday Shine with Foil-Mates™

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hello everyone,

The Cast and Crew for Gina K. Designs are showcasing the beautiful Holiday Foil-Mates™ . All of the new Holiday Foil-Mates™ are available in the Gina K. Designs store. We hope to inspire you with some beautiful cards and gift projects as you hop along to each of the designer’s blogs!

 Ready for some inspiration? Here are a few of the projects I have created for today’s hop:

My first card is an A2 gate fold card. I used the snowflake pattern from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™Backgrounds - Blizzard pack. I foiled the snowflakes with the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Sparkling Silver. The sentiment is from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments - Joyful Holiday and die cut with the Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Squares Dies and Gina K. Designs Single Stitched Squares Dies and foiled with Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" - Radiant Red.
I have some baked cookies that I have added one of the tags from the Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings.  These tags are perfect for any gifts that you want to give.  The added foil makes the tags look so classy.  They are quick and easy to put together, using the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag Dies set.  As you can see I couldn't just make one!


I created a box of Christmas cards to give as a gift.  The box has 4 cards and 4 envelopes.  The clear box is sold in the Gina K Store, here.  There are 10 boxes in the set.   


The gift tag on the clear box is from Gina K. Designs Foil-Mates™ Sentiments • Tag Tidings, I used the Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils™ 6" x 8" • Radiant Red to foil my tag.  I die cut the tag from the Gina K. Designs Decorative Tag DiesThe white ribbon is very nice, I used the Gina K video to make the ribbon.  If you have trouble making bows like I do, stop over to Gina's YouTube Channel or StampTV and watch the video, there are several tips on how to make bows.  The following cards are in the gift box.  
GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

GKD Supplies Used:

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Red Velvet and Black
Tools: Minc and Misti 

GKD Supplies Used:
GKD Pure Luxury Card Stock: Heavy weight White and Black
Tools: Minc, Misti and Big Shot

Enjoy the gorgeous inspiration samples from the team and then comment on each blog for your chance to win a $25 Gina K. Designs gift certificate! To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.  

Here is the list of designers, be sure to visit everyone and leave a comment for a better chance to win!  Thanks so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by, please come back again soon!

Made With Love By The Dutch Lady Designs