Saturday, December 17, 2016

Z Fold Snowflakes

I received a Christmas card from my friend Diane Doumitt in Florida that was a beautiful ZFold card. It inspired me to check out this simple technique! The ZFold itself is simple, but all of the miscellaneous details that go into each panel take some time when you do it as a batch of cards!

For the card base, take a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock - I used NIGHT OF NAVY. Score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2". For the NIGHT OF NAVY pop out bottom strip, cut a 1 1/2" x 11" strip and score at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".

The white panels for the main card are two in size 2 5/8" x 4 1/8", TOP NOTE bigZ die. For the pope out strip one size 1 1/4" x 5 1/8", and two size 2 5/8" x 1 1/4". For assembly, only adhere the left half of the long size of the strip to the left side of the background, and adhere only the right side of the scored strip to the side of the card with the TOP NOTE background.

I stamped WHISPER WHITE CS with BLUSHING BRIDE ink using the DIAGONAL STRIPE background stamp and then cut out with the oval from STITCHED SHAPES framelits. I stamped the tree from PEACEFUL PINES stamp set in SILVER metallic ENCORE ink and cut out with PERFECT PINES framelits. All background snowflakes were stamped in SMOKY SLATE using images from CHRISTMAS PINES, SNOWFLAKE SOIREE, AND FLURRY OF WISHES. Both sentiments are from the FLURRY OF WISHES stamp set and were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

The bow and pine branches were cut with PRETTY PINES thinlits using SILVER GLIMMER paper. The pinescones were cut out of BLUSHING BRIDE CS.

Only adhere the bottom part of the oval tree popout to the popout strip!


I love the MERRY MICE stamp set - so cute! The background is embossed with CABLE KNIT dynamed EF,and the stars are from the LUCKY STARS EF. The pines branches and bow are cut with the PRETTY PINES thinlits. The pines branch background and sentiment are from CHRISTMAS PINES stamp set. The background stripes were stamped using DIAGONAL STRIPE background stamp, and cut using TOP NOTE bigZ die. I used BLUSHING BRIDE, SMOKY SLATE and VERSAMARK INK embossed with black detail powder. Cardstock is WHISPER WHITE, SMOKY SLATE and BLUSHING BRIDE.

CAS Christmas Pines

A CAS card using CHRISTMAS PINES stamp set and PRETTY PINES framelits. I love the pop of color that the glitter paper adds! Pines were stamped in BROWN SUGAR, and branches were stamped in PEAR PIZZAZZ and ALWAYS ARTICHOKE. 

Sepia Tones

I thought it would be fun to try the train from the CHRISTMAS MAGIC set in Sepia Tones. The background tree is from WONDERLAND, and the sentiment is from CHRISTMAS PINES. THe train is stamped in BROWN SUGAR, and colored with BLUSHING BRIDE. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Welcome Baby Boy


  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Bashful Blue
  • Stamps: Made With Love, Something For Baby
  • Accessories: Lucky Stars and Square Lattice EF, Baby's First Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Stampin' Write Markers. Nestabilities framelits, clothespin, and foil not SU.
Note: Glued aluminum foil to cardstock before diecutting the clothes hanger

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Sending Smiles

  • CARDSTOCK: Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Blusing Bride, Whisper White
  • INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry
  • STAMPS: Picture Perfect, Flowering Flourishes, Greatest Greetings
  • ACCESSORIES: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Edgelit, Rhinestone Jewels, Paper Piercing template, Circle Die
NOTE: Stamped Bird under the diecut circle and then stamped on circle and lined up the wing.

Hedgehog Friends

  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Black
  • INK: Strawberry Slush, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
  • STAMPS: Love You Lots, Touches of Texture
  • ACCESSORIES: Scallop Trim Border punch, Large Oval & Scallop Oval Punches, Flourish Thinlit Dies, Vintage Button, Candy Dots, Aqua Painter. Twine not SU.

Card is size 5" x 7". Used the swish from touches of texture for the green below the hedgehogs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I Heart You


  • PAPER: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Basic Gray
  • INK: Mint Macaroon, Smoky Slate
  • STAMPS: And Many More, Bloomin' Love
  • ACCESSORIES: Bloomin Heart Thinlits, Candy Dots, Soft Falling EF, Silver Cording
NOTES: Stamped heart from Bloomin' Love and then die cut with flower from Bloomin Hearts thinlits.

Friday, March 4, 2016

You're Sweet


  • PAPER: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
  • INK: Night of Navy, Marina Mist
  • STAMPS: Bear Hugs, Bloomin' Love
  • ACCESSORIES: Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Soft Falling EF, Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Love the clean and simple crispness of the soft blue and white! The flowers were stamped in Marina Mist as well as the banner. Sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy, then fussy cut banner.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Sponged Deer

  • PAPER: Mossy Meadow, Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar
  • STAMPS: In The Meadow, And Many More, 
  • INK: Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
  • ACCESSORIES: Sponge Daubers, Candy Dots, Stampin Write Markers, White Gel Pen, Word Window and 1" Circle punch, Square Lattice EF
First sponged bottom of Brown Sugar CS with Pear Pizzazz. Stamped deer and trees in Taupe, then grasses in Pear Pizzazz. Masked sun with 1" circle and sponged Taupe around sky and trees; sponged pear pizzazz around tree branches. Stamped flowers in Whisper White. Colored deer with Taupe maker and blender pen, then added gel pen highlights to flowers and deer. Added Espresso marker to deer eye and nose. Sponged sun with Daffodil Delight; distressed and then sponged edges of Brown Sugar cardstock with Taupe and Whisper White. Embossed Espresso with Square Lattice EF and distressed edges then sponged with Whisper White. Mounted on Mossy Meadow card.

Stamped sentiment in Whisper White on Espresso and then sponged edges with Whisper White. Added candy dots.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Baby Bear First Birthday


  • STAMPS: Bloomin' Love, Bear Hugs, Number of Years
  • INK: Pretty In Pink, Espresso, Tip Top Taupe, Strawberry Slush
  • PAPER: Whisper White, Pink Pirouhette, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand
  • ACCESSORIES: Large Numbers, Bear Hugs and Labels Collection Framelits, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Paper Crimper, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Pretty In Pink Marker. Pink Twine no SU.

Friday, January 29, 2016

CAS Happy Birthday


  • PAPER: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • INk: Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Mint Macaron
  • STAMPS: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flowering Fields (SAB), Work of Art
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, Basic Jewels Rhinestons, Silver Cording trim, enamel dots, blender pen, Softly Falling EF, Word Window punch
 Stamped background from work of art in bashful blue; stamped flowering fields flower in basic gray on top. Colored with blender pen and mint macaron, bashful blue.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hello You Botanical


  • PAPER: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB)
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Enamel Dots, Square Lattice EF, White Seam Binding ribbon

Botanical Builder Hello

  • PAPER: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB), Basic Black
  • INK: Whisper White
  • STAMPS: Tiny Tags
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, It's My Party enamel dots, Blossom Accents, Decorative Label Punch
It's difficul to see in the photo, but I used pop up dots on many of the petals to keep them raised. 

You've Got This

  • PAPER: Whisper White, Watermelon, Lucky Limeade, Espressom Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB)
  • INK: Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz
  • STAMPS: You've Got This, Timeless Textures, Botanical Blooms
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, It's My Party enamel dots. Labels Twenty-Three nestabilities and brown ribbon not SU.

Wildflower Fields


  • PAPER: Watermelon, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB)
  • INK: Basic Gray
  • STAMPS: Peaceful Petals, Botanical Blooms
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, Square Lattice EF, It's My Party enamel dots, Blossom Accents. Labels Twenty Three nestabilities and ribbon not SU.

With Sympathy CAS


  • PAPER: Whisper White, Watermelon, Lucky Limeade, Wildflower Fields DSP (SAB)
  • STAMPS: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Botanical Blooms
  • INK: Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Botanical Builder Framelits, Square Lattice EF, It's My Party enamel dots

Monday, January 18, 2016

Look Who's 70

  • PAPER: DSP Botanical Gardens, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Watermelong Wonder
  • STAMPS: SAB Flowering Fields, Number of Years
  • INK: Basic Black, Watermelon Wonder
  • ACCESSORIES: Large Numbers & Botanical Builder Framelits, In-Color Blossom Accents, Silver Cording Trim
Love the Botantical Gardens DSP and the Botanical Blooms Bundle! This is for my sweet mom - the best in the world! She is also an avid stamper :)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Prince of Peace

  • Stamps: Peaceful Pines, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Metallic Silver, Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver
  • Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Snow Flurry Punch, Silver Cording, Snowflake Elements, Basic Jewlels Rhinestones, Boho Chic EF

CAS Peaceful Pines


  • Stamps: Peaceful Pines
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, DSP (old christmas pack, not sure of name)
  • Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Silver Cording, Large Polka Dot EF, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Jewels Basic Rhinestonses, Pop Up Dots