Friday, November 4, 2016

Inspired By Stamping November Hop

Welcome to Inspired by Stamping’s last release of 2016! We are so happy you are here. This week Inspired by Stamping is releasing 3 new stamp sets to their store. All new products are already available in the store! You can visit us by clicking here!

Here are my cards created for this hop! I used the Garden Roses Stamp Set  This is a new favorite for me as the sentiments can be used year round. 

Simple and elegant, I masked the white card stock and stamped the rose in black, Then on watercolor paper heat embossed the entire rose and water colored. Fuzzy cut that and adhered with foam adhesive. Finished off with heat embossed sentiment. 

Heat embossed the bud of the rose on water color paper, stamping it multiple times. Then added random assortment of colors on the paper. Using dies, I made a window and finished off with clear sequins.

Inspired by Stamping has a new free stamp of the month! Spend $50 and receive this 4x4 Big Thanks stamp set for free! For more details on their free stamp of the month, click here.

This month’s release giveaway contains over $75 worth of goodies. Here’s what you have to do…
*Leave a comment below
*Or leave a comment on Inspired by Stamping Instagram page
*Or leave a comment on Inspired by Stamping Facebook page

Deadline is November 9th, 2016. Winner will be announced on Instagram, Facebook and Joanna’s Blog on November 10th!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I am your last stop for the day!

Here is the lineup of amazing designers joining us today!
Snowflakes Blog Hop- November 2nd

Big Thanks Blog Hop – November 3rd

Garden Roses Blog Hop-November 4th

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Hummingbirds by Inspired By Stamping

Hello there! Crystal here from with my second post on the blog as your September Design Team member! 

Today I am showcasing a card I made featuring the Hummingbirds & Fresh Bouquet stamp set.  

So let’s get started!
I began by trimming my water color paper to fit on my card base, next using WOW gold glitter embossing powder I stamped the flowers from the Hummingbirds set all around the card.

 Next on a separate piece of watercolor paper, I heat embossed the hummingbird and water colored that as well and fuzzy cut it. To add some contrast, using a black piece of card stock, I embossed the sentiment from Fresh Bouquet stamp set.

Using foam adhesive the hummingbird was added on top of the black paper ribbon and this card is all done! 

It turned out quite elegant yet festive.

Supplies used:
Hummingbirds Stamp Set
Fresh Bouquet Stamp Set
Gold embossing powder
Watercolor Paper
Black card stock
Foam Adhesive

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Strawberry Jude September Release!

Hello there friends! Crystal here from www.crystalthompson .net with a card made using the newest release from Strawberry Jude Stamps.

Don’t forget Fall Icons!

This card was pretty simple to make, I selected two types of patterned paper and trimmed accordingly so they’d fit at an angle.

Next, using the second piece of patterned paper I used that as the “ribbon”.

Then using foam adhesive, placed down the pumpkin and leaves from the set. There were stamped on a separate sheet of paper, stamped, colored with copics then fuzzy cut.

This is a great layout to use any of your planner stamps on cards.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fresh Bouquet Set by Inspired By Stamping

Hello there! Crystal here from with my first post as your September Design Team member! 

Today I am showcasing a set of cards I made featuring the Fresh Bouquet stamp set. 

So let’s get started!

Since I knew I was making two cards, using my MISTI I stamped the flower images onto some Ninna white paper using archival ink. Once that was dried, using my water based ink pad, I water colored the flower bouquets. One in pink, and the other in blue. While those dried, using some basic dies I die cut the patterned paper that looks like wood. Then heat embossed my sentiments in glossy black. 

Next, I fuzzy cut the flowers and adhered them to the card base with foam adhesive to give them dimension. Finished off by adding some water droplets.

I am sending one of these to my in-laws as they are having an anniversary, and the other one will go to my “nursing home” pile.

Supplies used:

Fresh Bouquet Stamp Set
Black card stock
Wood grain patterned paper
Black embossing powder

I enjoyed making these, hope like them too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, September 9, 2016

September Joy Clair Blog Hop

Hi there friends, Crystal! Welcome to the blog hop! We had a bit of technical issues so today I am here with the last month’s new release from Joy Clair called Butterfly Kisses. 

This set is so pretty and the sentiments ever appropriate. I decided to create this card for our great grandma’s birthday!

To make this card, I heat embossed the butterfly stamp onto vellum and colored in with copics. 

These were adhered to the card using foam adhesive.

To purchase this stamp set click HERE

Now to the hop! There are TWO $25 dollar gift certificates to the Joy Clair store up for grabs! 

Be sure to stop by each design team member and leave a comment! 

1. Jessica Pascarella - Gods Time :
2. Monica Edwards - Spooky Greetings:
3. Donna Green Idlet - Give Thanks:
4. Helen Gullett - Fall Time Planner:
5. Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez - Gods Time:
6. Steph Ackerman - Spooky Greetings:
7. Cornelia Wenokor - Give Thanks
8. LeeAnn McKinney - Fall Time Planner:
9. Lori Kobular - Spooky Greetings

10. Crystal Thompson - Butterfly Kisses

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For more projects from the design team you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Blessings to you and yours,


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Honey Bee August Release Blog Hop

Good Morning Honey Bees! Welcome to our August release Honey Hop!!!

All this week we have been showing you little sneaks of our awesome new stamp sets and dies! 

Tomorrow our new release goes live and to celebrate we are showing you some beautiful projects, Today!!!

Here is my project featuring the new stamps!

Honey Bee Zen Florals, and Blessed stamp set
To make this, I began by trimming a foiled piece of patterned paper. Next I heat embossed in black the edge flowers from the beautiful Zen Florals set on vellum, then flipped the vellum and repeated the process.

Waiting for that to cool, I heat embossed in gold glitter the blessed sentiment from the Blessed stamp set, and die cut around it. 

I adhered the vellum on the patterned paper, and using 3D foam, attached the blessed on to the card. Next on gold paper, I heat embossed in black the "to have you". Attached that with foam adhesive and finished off with gold sequins. 

Now, on to the Hop:

What’s a Honey Hop without some sweet prizes, right? This time we not only have one awesome prize pack but TWO!! One winner will win our zen florals pack (Zen florals, Zen Bouquet, and each of their matching die sets) and our second winner will win our Alpha prize pack! (Color me alpha stamp set, sentiment alpha stamp set, and color me alpha die set). 

All you have to do to win is comment here, on the Honey Bee Stamps blog and again at each one of our designer’s blogs by Sunday August 28th. 

Winner will be announced on Monday August 29th at Noon PST.

So Hop along and get ready to BEE inspired!


In case you get lost, here is the blog hop order:


We *might* just have a few other surprises in store this week, so be sure to check in on our facebook page as well as our Instagram!Thanks for hopping with us!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Jack O'Layers with Crystal

Hi there Strawberry Jude Stamps fans! Crystal here with my first post as your design team member. Today I have a card featuring my favorite set from the August release, Jack O'Layers!

 This was a relatively simple card to make! First I began by stamping the pumpkin from the Jack O'Layers set onto a white piece of card stock. Once that was dry, I fussy cut around it and set aside.

Next, I trimmed a piece of kraft card stock as my base, layered with leaves patterned paper and placed a brown card stock on top. I placed my felt leaves at the bottom, then added a yellow checkered paper. I adhered the pumpkin with 3D foam, then placed my die cut "thanks" sentiment.
To finish it off, glossy accents was added to the die cut.

This one turned out so cute, and ready for fall.
Supplies used:

SJS Jack O'Layers
White, brown and kraft card stock,
Felt leaves
Echo Park Paper Pad in "Fall is in the air"
Glossy accents
Thanks die

I hope you like the card, and come by again soon!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bee Kind "hello" card

Hi there! Crystal here from with a honey card featuring the new August release from Joy Clair.
This card was fun to make with lots of stamping involved, so lets get started!

First I stamped the bee trail on the side of the card in black. Next I stamped comb in yellow, while that dried I stamped the honey house on to separate paper and water colored that. Next fuzzy cut and adhered on the card. I then placed the whole base onto a patterned paper. To finish it off, I added a “hello” die cut in black.
Products Used in this card:
Joy Clair Bee Kind Stamp Set, Hello die, So Saffron SU ink and 3M adhesive foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Golden Blooms

Hi Honey bees, Crystal here on this beautiful Wednesday with a bit of a different sympathy card for a friend. I wanted to create a something elegant yet sympathetic.


First I trimmed a base of black card stock, then I proceeded to heat emboss in gold the prayers sentiment from the HB Prayers stamp set. Once that was all set, I heat embossed the flowers from Country Blooms on the base. While I waited for that to cool, I heat embossed another set of flowers from Country Bloom set on another piece of black card stock.


Using gold watercolors, I colored the inside of each flower. Once that was dry I cut them out and adhered them to the base with foam adhesive.
DSC_0101 To finish this off, I added Honey Bee dew drops on the edges of the flowers.


I thought the way this layout turned out was elegant, and placed the sentiment as the main focus.

Products Used for this card:

Honey Bee Stamps: Country Blooms Set, Prayers Set and  Dew Drops .

Wow Embossing Powder in gold, Simon Says Stamp Embossing pad,  black card stock, 3M foam adhesive and Gansa Tambi Starry Colors. (Click HERE to see these items)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Praying for you

Hi There! Crystal here with a very simple and single layer card I made using Honey Bee Stamps "Prayers" set. I feel there can't ever be too many of these to have on hand.

First I stamped the flowers from Country Blooms in a light teal color, then in dark blue I added the sentiment.

This single layer card will be easy to mail without extra postage.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Butterfly Kisses from Joy Clair

Hi there friends,  Today I am here with the new release from Joy Clair called Butterfly Kisses. 

This set is so pretty and the sentiments ever appropriate. I decided to create this card for a friend whom I really miss back in Wyoming!

To make this card I started by trimming a patterned base paper, next, trimmed a water paper and brushed on 2 different colors. Once that was dry, I stamped the butterfly and sentiment.

To purchase this stamp set click HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

For more projects from the design team you can follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Blessings to you and yours,


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Blooms of Thank You's

 Hi friendly bees! Crystal here today with a thank you card featuring the ever popular Bless Your Heart set and Country Blooms.

To make this card, I started by trimming Kraft card stock .25 in from the white base. Then on a separate card stock, I heat embossed in white the wreath from Country Blooms. Next I stamped and colored the flowers from Country Blooms. The sentiment was stamped in white pigment ink, and finished off with white twine.

This card was remarkably easy and fun to make. Now the coordinating dies for Country Blooms are available in the shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Joy Clair August Release Blog Hop!

Hi there friends,  thank you for joining me today for Joy Clair August Release. I am specially excited about this release as one of the stamps was designed by me. 

This stamp set has so many fun sentiment and can be used for masculine projects. I decided to create a “thank you” card to have on hand.

Now, to the blog hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please come back on Friday for another project from the Joy Clair August release.

Blessings to you and yours,


Friday, July 29, 2016

Maddie's wedding

Hi! Today I have a fun card I made for our new friend Madeline wedding this Saturday. I am using Altenew flowers, watercolored and Lil'Inkers die for the background. 

I am entering this card to Altenew's July Wedding Challenge and to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge which is anything goes. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Hello! Happy Friday eve! I am here today with a card I got to create when I was over at my friend's Heather's house. This was made for the Sparkle No.12 challenge for Winnie & Walter.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blessed with Washi

Hello friends! Happy Wednesday! It’s Crystal Thompson here, and I am so excited to be here, sharing this simple card that I made using the Bless Your Heart and several types of washi tape.
hb blessed 1
I started by trimming a base from coral card stock matting it with white then the mint patterned paper.  Next, I used several designs of washi tape to decorate the edges. The sentiment from (Bless Your Heart)  was heat embossed in gold on vellum and adhered to the card base. Lastly I added more washi tape and gorgeous Honey Droplets.
hb blessed 2
Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have a blessed day!
Hb Watermark Black