Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Wow, the weeks really seem to fly by when you are working on a big home improvement project!  We are now in our third week of redoing our bedroom floors, which ended up being a complete bedroom makeover for the entire family. Today Easton (who is only 5!) helped me put my bed back together so I won't be sleeping on a mattress on the living room floor anymore! Woo hoo!  We are putting Easton and Talan's bunk beds back together tonight. Lucky Ducky Janae, who sleeps on a futon, got moved back in last night and her room is pretty much done except for wall accents. I will be glad when everything is complete and I can get back to my daily cardmaking!

Luckily, I just finished a round of Stamps in the Mail, so I have this card that I worked on for that for this week's Make Your Mark challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  Make sure you hop on over to see the beautiful creations by the rest of the design team!

I created my background by coloring with markers on a clear mount block and then spritzing it with water. This is my favorite way to create a fun and easy, yet colorful background!  I also used markers to color the Essentials Wooden Elements. I love these puppies! They look great naked, but are super easy to color also for a little extra coordination. :)

Stamp Sets: Countless Sayings 2, Geometrical
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
Tools: Spritzer, Arrows Embossing Folder
Accessories: Strawberry Slush Ruffled Ribbon, Essentials Wooden Elements


  1. Gorgeous! Love the background you created.

  2. Shana, that background is stunning, love it xx

  3. I do like the soft, subtle background, has a really pretty watercolour effect. Great colours and I like the little chevrons!

    Hope the rest of the home improvement project goes well - certainly sounds like hard work! Take care!

  4. Beautiful BG Shana :) love ur card

  5. Awesome background you created Shana! Remodeling can be very stressful! Glad to hear you have a bed again :o) Hugs D

  6. Hi Shana. Love the background technique with its fab shading. Great card! Have a lovely weekend, you deserve a good rest after all that decorating! hugs Monika xxx

  7. So pretty Shana :) Can you believe we are losing this ribbon!!! EEEKKK

  8. Oooh, love that soft, muted background, Shana...gorgeous card!