Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop

Larissa Pittman Blog Hop!, Design Team Leave a Comment

Hello friends. Larissa here today to introduce you to our new Design Team. We had so many wonderful applications. It was so hard to pick a team. If you did not receive an email from us please don’t let that discourage you. We would love for you to apply again.

Now on to our BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!! Please welcome the Skipping Stones Design Design Team..


Beginning Wednesday the team will begin posting here on the blog. You will get to know each of them and see their creative talents. Today Please visit each of their blogs for the hop and see what amazing projects they have for you. You will not be disappointed at all.

I look forward to working with the new team and having a great time.

Hop order:

Have a Crafty Day,
Larissa Pittman

DT Call

Larissa Pittman Design Team Leave a Comment


We are looking for a few creative people to join our team.

You must be able to work with Digital Stamps as well as the clear stamps.

You will need to commit to the team for 6 months could be longer.

You can be on other teams.

You will need to have at least 3 to 4 projects a month completed in advance for the days you are assigned.  You must be able to join our blog hops with sponsors as well when needed.

You will be posting not only on the SSD Blog but your social media as well and Facebook groups as well.

How to apply.

  1. Send an email to with DT Call with your name in the subject line.
  2. Your address, phone, and email address
  3. Link to your blog
  4. Link to all your Social Media
  5. Links to 3 photos that show your style
  6. Tell me a little about yourself and why you want to join the team.

Deadline for applications will be September 15 and team will be announced the end of September.

Have a Crafty Day friends.





Larissa Pittman Blog Leave a Comment


Hello friends. Change is coming to Skipping Stones Design. We are excited for the change and will have more info for you in the coming weeks. As of today August 2, 2017 the store will be closed until September. Watch Facebook and Instagram for the our Re-Grand Opening set for September 2017.

Stay Crafty Friends,
Larissa Pittman


Thanks Butterfly

Tanja Blog, Design Team, Tanja Kabel Leave a Comment

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and I would like to share another project using the wonderful Skipping Stones Design Let it be stamp set:


  • create a soft rainbow watercolor background using Distress Markers (Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet) and a wet watercolor brush
  • stamp the butterfly from the Skipping Stones Design Let it be set with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and color it with the same watered-down Distress Marker colors
  • add some splatters with black acrylic paint
  • cut out the CUTplorations thanks from white glitter fun foam and adhere it to the stitched watercolor panel
  • mount the panel onto a piece of grey patterned paper and use the Mini Perfect Layers Tool to create a perfect border

I especially created this card for Heather the owner of Skipping Stones Design as a huge “thank you” for her kindness and for letting the Design Team work with such wonderful designs.

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.
I hope you got inspired.


Let it Be

Cornelia Wenokor Blog 2 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today with a card, using this beautiful set called  Let it Be

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This is the set:

Don’t you love the chevron butterfly? I sure do!


I first heat embossed it in gold and then stamped it in black and fuzzy cut it.

I water colored around the edges of the butterfly. Let it dry and added black splatters. Wrapped gold embroidery thread around the black butterflies waist and mounted it with a thin strip of foam tape for extra dimension.

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I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stamping!

Oh Hello

Debra Davison Blog 1 Comment

Deb here with my June card. Summery weather makes me think of bright colors and that is what inspired this card.



  • All paper is from the Everyday paper pad by American Crafts. It is a 6×6 pad and one of the pages has cool squares of florals and words that match the other papers in the pad.
  •  Memories India Black Ink was used to stamp the coffee cup on a piece of patterned paper, which I then fussy-cut. The bird was stamped on a piece of wood grain paper to be used as the background of the card.
  • I positioned and adhered the coffee cup at the bottom of the twig/bird image.
  • 3 small square images were adhered with foam dimensionals,
  • A strip of pink glitter washi was placed on the lower right side of the card.
  • Several colorful Basic Grey Candy Buttons were placed in the top right corner to complete the card.
  • Stamp sets used were Best of Birds and Funny Coffee .

Funny Coffee              Best of birds web

Thank you for visiting the SSD blog. I hope my card has brightened your day..


Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp




Funny Coffee

Cornelia Wenokor Blog 1 Comment

Hi Everyone,

Cornelia here today with my card for May, using this fun set called Funny Coffee


There is a lot of great images in this set and really fun sentiments:

Funny Coffeedandelion dreams

I colored the coffee cup with water brush pens and fuzzy cut it. The sentiment on the second cup is from Dandelions Dreams. I stamped the coffee rings.  I then repeatedly stamped the “Happy Birthday” as background in Versamark ink and heat embossed it. Added the “spills” with a Tim Holtz stencil.  Added a thin strip of PP on the bottom.


I hope you liked this! Thanks for visiting!

Happy Stamping!

Elephant ATC

Tanja Blog Leave a Comment

Hi there,

it’s Tanja here and I created this fun ATC for you:


  • in one of my previous posts I explained how I created the background for several ATCs
  • choose one of them
  • stamp the fabulous elephant from the Skipping Stones Design Elephant End set with Black India Ink onto a book page and mute the letters with some gesso
  • outline the image with a black PITT Artist Pen
  • color the image with Distress Markers (Hickory Smoke, Tattered Rose) and a damp watercolor brush
  • add some scribbly circles to the right side of the ATC with the Pico Embellisher (Electric Pink)
  • color the edges with Distress Crayon (Picked Raspberry)
  • add the sentiment using stickers

If you want to share your SSD creations with us on social media, use #skippingstonesdesign and if you upload to Splitcoaststampers use the key words SSD and skippingstonedesign.

I hope you got inspired.



Hope Happens

Debra Davison Blog 2 Comments

Deb Davison with my SSD post for May :

HOPE is the feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen. It could be something as simple as hoping that the cafeteria is serving taco salad for lunch today. Or it could be hoping for strength when waiting for test results, facing an illness or dealing with a struggle in your life. I am involved in several letter writing / postcard groups and I send large amounts of mail to friends far and wide. The stamp set that I used for these clean and simple cards is one of my favorites. It only takes a moment to send a few words of hope to a friend or co-worker or acquaintance.  Hope happens when you reach out to someone and let them know that they are not alone.


  • I started with a Project Life “Charming” edition Core Kit that I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I love to use journaling cards as background paper for stamped images. These cards have enough blank space for either a note or inspirational quote, if you would like to add one.
  • I used several different card bases – some were Ombre, others were embossed or wood-grain. Several of the journaling cards were placed at an angle and others centered on the cards.
  • A butterfly was stapled to the upper right corner of one of the cards before it was adhered to the base.
  • All Cancer Schmancer images were stamped with Memories India Black Ink . My Bazzill Marathon Tape Runner was used to adhere the journaling cards to the card bases.




I hope that you enjoyed my cards for today. These are an easy way to create a quick card for any occasion and this Journaling card kit that I used today has 576 cards included. I usually place a coordinating blank card inside to write a note on. The options are endless. Send a little bit of hope in an envelope today !!


Cancer Schmancer

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp

Debra Davison/ Stamp Tramp






Martha Lucia Gomez Blog, Design Team, How to Videos, Inspiration, Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez, Samples Leave a Comment

Hello crafty friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made just for you!!!

Imagine Stamp Set from Skipping Stones is one of my favorites and I decided to use it for my today’s card. It is a CAS model but I love this combination of colors and style. Take a look at my card:



  • The base of my card is Whisper White card stock and I created an inked or masking area using post it. I used classic ink and not distress inks as usual to have other option of colors. I used Melon Mambo, Rich Razzeberry and Elegant Eggplant and applied the ink with a sponge to obtain a perfect blending of colors. IMAGINE A WORD OF POSSIBILITIES
  • Then in a separate piece of card stock Whisper White, I stamped the Imagine of one of the beautiful birds included on the stamp set Imagine using Versafine Onix and fussy cut with my scissors.
  • Using the MISTI, I stamped the sentiment along of the border using Versafine Onix .
  • I decorated the border with a black and white designer paper and pasted the bird with dimensionals.
  • As final touch, I added two drops next to the sentiment using Novu Crystal Drosp Gloss – Crushed Grape.



Easy and beautiful, don’t you think?

Skipping Stones has a lot of stamp sets that can be used to re-create this idea, just Imagine different colors or different events and you will happy to take a moment to make your card!!!

See you soon!!!!

Martha Lucia