Sunday, December 30, 2012

CAS Butterfly Blues


stamps - papillon potpourri, teeny tiny wishes, netting background
ink - not quite navy, bashful blue
cardstock - bashful blue, night of navy, whisper white
accessories - square lattice ef, chevron ef, word window punch, modern label punch, itty bitty punches, bitty banners framelits, elegant butterfly punch, apothecary accents framelits, windows framelits, bashful blue marker (for edge of butterfly), mini brads

Lacy Lovely Thanks

  • stamps - lacy & lovely, netting background
  • ink - melon mambo, pretty in pink, crumb cake, soft suede, basic gray
  • cardstock - basic gray, confetti cream, very vanilla, primrose petals
  • accessories - labels framelits, little leaves sizzlits, itty bitty punches, decorative label punch, designer button woodgrain, linene thread, mini brads, brayer, silver EP and UTEE, heat gun
First stamped the netting background on very vanilla using crumb cake ink. Then stamped the flower and design from lacy & lovely set in crumb cake and soft suede. Brayered melon mambo and then sponged edges with basic gray. To make the labels framelits frame, I covered with versamark, embossed with silver, then with UTEE, then repeated (technique previously shown on SCS).

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Clearance blitz going on while supplies last. Shop now for great savings - some designer paper packs are only $2.19. There are stamps, ribbon, and accessories!

Thank You Maam

  • stamps - out west, fresh vintage SAB, thank you kindly
  • cardstock - very vanilla, real red, espresso, crumb cake
  • ink - real red, espresso
  • accessories - corner ticket punch, woodgrain designer button, linen thread, labels framelits, square lattice ef, blender pen, bleach
Added a little bleach with old blender pen to cowboy and saddle.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Delicate and Lacy

I love the look of ivory and black - such a clean, crisp and elegant presentation :)

  • stamps - delicate doilies, lacy & lovely, itty bitty banners
  • cardstock - very vanilla, black
  • ink - basic black
  • accessories - bitty banners framelits, sizzlits large delicate doilies, itty bitty flower punch, 1 3/4" scallop punch, vanilla seam binding ribbon, jewels basic pearls, lacy brocade EF
I diecut the large delicate doilies and layered the largest two; stamped delicate doily and punched with 1 3/4" scallop and adhered on top. Stamped the flower from lovely & lacy and cut with nestabilities circle die; layered on top of doilies.

CAS Birthday Wishes

Another CAS card using the bleach and blender pen technique. After stamping the flower from BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS set in stazon timber brown, I colored with bleach using an old blender pen. Also distressed the edges and then added bleach with blender pen.

Cardstock colors: so saffron, chocolate chip, and I am not sure on the orange color - maybe really rust?

Removeable Stamps & Acrylic Blocks

 I am sure I am not the only one that this has ever happened to - you have your card almost complete, and your removable stamp falls off of the block, smearing your project! It is soooo frustrating.

So I started adding a mini glue dot or a zot to my acrylic blocks and then putting the removable stamp on. It works wonderfully! You can reuse the glue dot several times before you need a new one. It has saved me many exclamatories and frustrations since I started doing this!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

U Rock

This BUTTON BUDDIES set is new to me and I am enjoying it. Sometimes I prefer the CAS cards - and they usually take so much less time : )
  • ink - pretty in pink, basic gray
  • stamps - button buddies, perfect words (retired)
  • cardstock - basic gray, whisper white, pink pirouhette
  • accessories - chevron ef, labels framelits, square lattice ef, scallop oval and oval punch, jewels basic pearls, misc button

Bleached Thank You

I stamped the flower from BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS set in espresso ink on crumb cake cardstock. Colored flowers with an old blender pen and bleach. Used the blender pen on the edge of the circle for added dimension after stamping thank you from the retired silhouette sentiments set. Used my fingernail to distress edges of scallop, circle and itty bitty flower. The card is so saffron cardstock.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Kind Thanks CAS

  • stamps - button buddies, thank you kindly
  • cardstock - whisper white, soft suede
  • ink - pumpkin pie, island indigo, marina mist, baja breeze, crumb cake
  • accessories - scallop trim border punch, fancy fan EF, woodgrain buttons, espresso bakers twine, jewels basic pearls
Note - I colored the blue flower with the marina mist and baja breeze marker and fussy cut around it.

Simply Thanks CAS

This is one of the nights where you spend 3 hours to come up with one card - and not the card you set out to make! I am certain that any stamper has a day or 12 like that : )

  • stamps - field flowers, teeny tiny wishes
  • cardstock - certainly celery, kraft, pink pirouhette, whisper white
  • ink - espresso, old olive, pink pirouhette
  • accessories - lacy brocade EF, square lattice EF, labels framelits, adorning accents edgelits, itty bitty punches, basic pearl jewels, crumb cake seam binding ribbon, bitty banners framelits

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thank You CAS

  • cardstock - whisper white, bashful blue, night of navy
  • stamps - parlor prints, button buddies, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - not quite navy, bashful blue
  • accessories - itty bitty punches, 1/2" circle punch, pearl rhinestone, finishing touches edgelits, midnight muse stitched ribbon
To add a little depth to the flower, after inking with bashful blue I colored a few bases of the petals with a night of navy marker.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snow Much Fun 2

  • stamps - snow much fun
  • cardstock - bashful blue, espresso, real red, whisper white
  • ink - black stazon, real red, lucky limeade, black, indigo blue, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
  • accessories - framed tulips EF, itty bitty banners framelit, aqua painter, designer naturals button, red baker's twine
Another variation of the snow much fun christmas card.

Snow Much Fun

  • stamps - snow much fun
  • cardstock - bashful blue, espresso, real red, whisper white
  • ink - black stazon, real red, lucky limeade, black, indigo blue, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
  • accessories - framed tulips EF, corner ticket punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, aqua painter

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Triple Tree

  • stamps - snow much fun
  • cardstock - lucky limeade, bashful blue, whisper white, navy
  • ink - black stazon, wild wasabi, real red, indigo blue, lucky limeade
  • accessories - aqua painter, twine, framed tulips EF

Merry Tree

The christmas tree stamp, lace and ribbon are from Michaels. I stamped the tree on the white background, then stamped again and cut out, glued on top for a layered dimension. Also used vintage wallpaper EF, and decorative label punch.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012



cardstock - whisper white
ink - not quite navy, bashful blue, basic black
stamps - come to bethlehem
accessories - tulip frame EF, brayer, black rhinestones (not SU)

Ornament Punch Flower


cardstock - white, lavender, deep purple (all misc paper, not SU)
ink - elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder
stamps - teeny tiny wishes
accessories - ornament punch, word window punch, modern label punch, fancy fan ef, lacy brocade ef, designer button, white bakers twine, ribbon (michaels)

Inked the lacy brocade EF with wisteria wonder before embossing; then punched petals with ornament punch. Layered the petals with a darker purple. There are 8 petals total created with the ornament punch.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cowboy Birthday


stamps - out west, well scripted
cardstock - black, marina mist, crumb cake, whisper white
ink - craft white, stazon black, bashful blue, basic gray
accessories - heat gun, black embossing powder, woodgrain EF, chevron EF, word window punch, large oval punch, mini brads, twine, sponge, corner rounder, paper piercing template, spellbinders nestabilities circle dies (to create circle frame)

This card is for my father-in-laws birthday - I still have stuch a hard time coming up with a masculine card.

After stamping the image in craft white, I heat embossed with black powder; sponged bashful blue and basic gray around the image. Embossed black with woodgrain EF, then cut circle out to overlay on cowboy image. Used two sizes of circle nestabilities to create the crumb cake circle frame. Used paper piercing template to pierce around outer edge of cowboy circle.
It is hard to see in the photograph, but the bottom marina mist piece is embossed with the chevron EF. There is also a mini brad in the top left corner that is hard to see.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Embossed Flakes

A simple card but striking. I embossed the black card stock with the framed tuplips EF first. Then stamped the snowflakes from snowflake soiree set with craft white, and heat embossed with baby blue pastel embossing powder from stampin-n stuff and white ultra detail embossing powder by stampendous. Cardstock is from paper studio.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Embossed Tree

  • stamps - christmas lodge, joyous celebrations
  • ink - whisper white, espresso
  • cardstock - so saffron, soft suede
  • accessories - oval punch, daffodil delight ribbon, white embossing powder, corner ticket punch, lacy brocade EF, versamark pen, gold glitter embossing powder, pearls (not SU)
Stamped the tree with craft white then heat embossed with white embossing powder (EP). Colored a few spots on the tree with versamark pen, then heat embossed with gold EP.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


A wonderful trip to see family in California for the Thanksgiving holiday. So much to be thankful for... and many thank you cards to make!

  • stamps - pleasant poppies, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - stazon black, bliss blue, basic gray
  • cardstock - wisteria wonder, bashful blue, whisper white, black
  • accessories - copic markers, white highlighter gel pen, decorative brad, word window punch, square lattice EF, lacy brocade EF, bakers twine, big shot, sponge dauber
Stamped the poppies on the bashful blue cardstock using black stazon; colored the poppies with copics and sponged in bliss blue and basic gray around them. Added white highlighter gel pen.

Inked the lacy brocade embossing folder with bliss blue before embossing the white cardstock.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Ornament


To make this card, I cut the zig zag strips using finishing touches edgelits, adhered them to white cardstock, then diecut with holiday ornaments framelits. Added dimension to background panels with the square lattice EF, and the lacy brocade EF. The lacy trim is also from the finishing touches edgelits. Not sure of the name of the DSP; merry christmas sentiment is from petite pairs.

CAS Field Flower

  • stamps - field flowers, lacy and lovely
  • ink - elegant eggplant (pad & marker), wisteria wonder, basic gray,
  • cardstock - very vanilla, wisteria wonder
  • accessories - fancy fan EF, color spritzer, petals a plenty EF, corner rounder, designer button, small vanilla ribbon (not su)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Layered Birthday

  • stamps - apothecary art
  • ink - basic gray, espresso
  • cardstock - basic gray, whisper white, bashful blue, crumb cake
  • accessories - square lattice EF, lacy brocade EF, labels framelits, finishing touches edgelits, markers, blender pens, itty bitty punches, mini brads, rhinestones (not SU)
I made this card with several left over scraps from previous cards. Inked lacy brocade EF with basic gray before embossing bashful blue cardstock. Stamped apothecary art in espresso; colored with markers and blender pen. Added itty bitty punches, layered in two colors and then attached with mini brads. Butterfly was punched from previous piece of white cardstock embossed with inked square lattice EF.

Seasonal Happiness Shared

  • stamps - happiness shared, sincere salutations
  • ink - old olive, lucky limeade, pink pirouhette, stazon black, cherry cobbler, markers, blender pen
  • cardstock - real red, whisper white
  • accessories - lacy brocade EF, square lattice EF, oval and scallop oval punch, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, pearl, lacy circle and circle die (spellbinders)
Thought it would be fun to do traditional holiday colors with a non-holiday stamp.

CAS Tumbling Angels

  • stamps - wonderful winterland, bright christmas, distressed dots
  • ink - stazon black, misc markers, craft white
  • cardstock - primrose petals, whisper white
  • accessories - bakers twine, blender pen
CAS tumbling snow angels :)

Lacy Snowflake

  • stamps - snowflake soiree, tiny tags
  • cardstock - whisper white, bashful blue
  • ink - marina mist, not quite navy, bordering blue
  • accessories - lacy brocade EF, white bakers twine, tiny tag punch, decorative brad, snow flurry BIGZ die, ticket punch, lacy circle and circle dies (not SU, nestabilities), satin ribbon (not SU)
Inked lacy brocade EF with bordering blue before embossing white cardstock. Stamped snoflake on whisper white and cut with circle die. Added snowflakes cut with snow flurry BIGZ die, then embossed with square lattice EF, and decorative brad.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Doilies and Lace


  • stamps - lacy and lovely, itty bitty banners
  • ink - soft suede, craft white
  • cardstock - soft suede, whisper white
  • accessories - large delicate doilies sizzlits, 1 3/4" scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" scallop diecut (not SU), crumb cake ribbon, pearls, bitty banners framelits, lacy brocade EF, corner rounder punch, pop up dots
I inked the lacy brocade EF with craft white ink before embossing. Cut the doilies with large doilies sizzlit; stamped lacy and lovely images and punched out. Layered the doilies, with the punched images.

Field Flowers Thank You


  • Stamps - field flowers, lacy and lovely
  • ink - old olive, rich razzleberry, elegant eggplant
  • cardstock - wild wasabi, elegant eggplant, whisper white
  • accessories - bakers twine, itty bitty punch, pearls, square lattice EF, chevron EF, vintage wallpaper EF, apothecary accents framelits

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blooming Embossed

  • stamps - blooming with kindness
  • ink - cherry cobbler, cajun craze, pumpkin pie, so saffron, espresso
  • cardstock - whisper white, so saffron, pumpkin pie
  • accessories - fancy fan EF, square lattice EF, wood button, espresso bakers twine, decorative label punch
Inked the flowers, then lightly misted with water before stamping; then embossed with fancy fan EF.

Hope Flower

  • stamps - blooming with kindness
  • ink - marina mist, not quite navy, versamark
  • cardstock - pacific point, whisper white
  • accessories - black embossing powder, blender pen, midnight muse ribbon, word window punch, lacy brocade EF, pearls, color spritzer
Stamped flower with clear versamark then heat embossed with black. Colored with blender pen and not quite navy, marina mist markers. Used color spritzing tool and added not quite navy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

4 Ornament Copycat

  • stamps - ornament keepsakes, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - bashful blue, elegant eggplant
  • cardstock - whisper white
  • accessories - square lattice EF, lacy brocade EF, ornaments framelits, pearls

This is a copycat of a previous post of mine, with a slight variation. We made this at at a library card workshop that I have the privilege of teaching :)

Warmest Wishes CAS

  • stamps - blooming with kindness
  • ink - cherry cobbler, pumpkin pie, espresso
  • cardstock - very vanilla, pumpkin pie
  • accessories - color spritzer, corner rounder, mister
NOTE: inked flower stamp, then misted with water before stamping. Spriting method. Also used color spritzer tool with espresso marker for the dots.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

CAS Hello

  • stamps - everything eleanor (swirly flourish), lacy and lovely
  • ink - night of navy, bashful blue, razzleberry
  • cardstock - whisper white, bashful blue
  • accessories - NONE (I think this is the first time I have been able to say this)
NOTE: CAS stands for clean and simple. I stamped the flourish in razzleberry, then stamped in bashful blue.

Lodge Tree

  • stamps - christmas lodge, parlor prints, teeny tiny wishes
  • cardstock - bashful blue, elegant eggplant, basic gray, whisper white
  • ink - not quite navy, elegant eggplant, basic gray, taken with teal, baja breeze marker
  • accessories - designer button, bakers twine, pearls, lacy brocade EF, moden label punch
NOTE: Stamped the tree in not quite navy on whisper white; added baja breeze to some of the tree. Stamped parlor print background over it in basic gray. Sponged in varoius colors - taken with teal, not quite navy, elegant eggplant, basic gray.

Miss You

Taking a break from the wintery/christmas type cards : )

  • stamps - french script, blooming with kindness, lacy and lovely
  • ink - groovy guava, espresso, so saffron, crumb cake
  • cardstock - so saffron, espresso, whisper white
  • markers - blushing bride, so saffron, pink pirouhette, daffodil delight
  • accessories - lacy brocade EF, itty bitty punch,  1/2" circle punch, linen thread, pearls
Stamped french script background stamp in daffodil delight and crumb cake; stamped flower in espresso and colored with markers. Inked lacy brocade with groovy guava before embossing.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Winter Wonderland

This is what it looks like at my house today - a winter wonderland!

  • stamps - christmas lodge, bright christmas
  • cardstock - whisper white, basic gray
  • ink - always artichoke, black, sahara sand (for shadow below trees with blender pen)
  • accessories - lacy brocade EF, snow flurry BIGZ die, corner rounder, pearls, dazzling diamonds, crystal effects
After cutting the snowflakes with the snow flurry BIGZ die, I embossed them with the lacy brocade EF, then added a little dazzling diamonds mixed with crystal effects with a small paintbrush.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Christmas Lodge

  • stamps - christmas lodge, petite pairs
  • ink - always artichoke, cherry cobbler
  • cardstock - espresso, whisper white
  • accessories - cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, cherry cobbler twine, lacy brocade EF, bitty banners framelits; buttons and rhinestones (not SU), corner rounder

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I love this color combo of very vanilla, pretty in pink and basic gray!

  • stamps - wonderful winterland, teeny tiny wishes
  • ink - pink pirouhette, black
  • cardstock - very vanilla, gbasic gray
  • accessories - labels framelits, designer frame folder, holiday frame EF, word window punch, 3/4" circle punch, large oval punch, large decorative brad, corner rounder
I colored the holiday frame embossing folder with a pink pirouhette marker before embossing (love the effect!). Embossed the basic gray with the designer frame folder, then cut with the labels framelit. Stamped iceskater from wonderful winterland set; colored with markers and blender pen and sponged edges with pink pirouhette. Hard to see, but I punched a 3/4" circle and put under the brad, then distressed the edges of the circle.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Got the Blues?


  • stamps - inspired by nature, teeny tiny wishes, parlor prints
  • ink - basic gray, not quite navy, taken with teal, black; sahara sand marker
  • cardstock - whisper white, basic gray, bashful blue, night of navy
  • accessories - square lattice EF, fancy fan EF, word window punch, modern label punch, itty bitty punches, pearls
I sponged the taken with teal and basic gray on the whisper white cardstock; added not quite navy and black around edges and corners. Stamped the flower from inspired by nature in not quite navy; added shadows with sahara sand marker and just a few white highlights. Stamped the parlor print background in basic gray over the top of it all.

Navy Ornament Keepsake

  • stamps - ornament keepsakes, teeny tiny wishes, parlor prints (background stamp), everything eleanor (swirl flourish)
  • ink - not quite navy, cherry cobbler
  • cardstock - cherry cobbler, whisper white
  • accessories - finishing touches edgelits, holiday ornament framelits, bitty banners framelits, pearls, sponge

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Ornament Trio


  • stamps - ornament keepsakes, bright christmas
  • ink - real red, black
  • cardstock - basic gray, whisper white
  • accessories - finishing touches edgelits, square lattice EF, holiday ornaments framelits, clear bitty buttons, corner ticket punch, white satin ribbon

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Holiday Ornament


stamps - ornament keepsakes, teeny tiny wishes
cardstock - very vanilla
ink - cherry cobbler, pink pirouhetteI
accessories - holiday frame EF, square lattice EF, bitty banners framelits, holiday ornaments framelits, raspberry ripple ribbon, pearls

I inked the ornament stamp and center circle from the ornament keepsakes set with pink pirouhette marker, then colored outer edges with cherry cobbler marker; huffed on it before stamping.

Bordered Doily

I have the privilege of teaching a card workshop at a senior living facility. This is the card we will be making.

To achieve the crisp border on the doily, I first inked the entire stamp with crumb cake, then colored the edges with a cherry cobbler marker as well as the small edge of the center.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Ornament Elegance

Simple card using the ornament keepsakes bundle. Also used square lattice EF, vintage wallpaper EF, finishing touches edgelits. Ornaments are inked with baja breeze and so saffron.

(I thought I should do a simple, almost monochromatic card after my previous wildly colored post "colorful woodgrain")

Antiqued Elements


stamps - elements of style, teeny tiny wishes
ink - espresso, crumb cake, so saffron, always artichoke
cardstock - so saffron, espresso, whisper white, crumb cake
accessories - bitty banners framelits, labels framelits, vintage wallpaper EF, square lattice EF, crumb cake ribbon, itty bitty punches, pearls

I inked the vintage wallpaper EF with crumb cake and espresso for the white background panel. I cut crumb cake with labels framelit, inked the vintage wallpaper EF with so saffron and crumb cake, then embossed.

Colored the flower from elements of style with blender pen and crumb cake, espresso, so saffron, always artichoke.

Colorful Woodgrain

stamps - sincere salutations, lovely as a tree
ink - pumpkin pie, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, wild wasabi, going green, black stazon
cardstock - espresso, whisper white
accessories - primrose petals stitched ribbon, scallop oval and scallop punch, large scallop edgelit, woodgrain embossing folder
To make the background on the woodgrain, I colored the negative of the embossing folder with a pumpkin pie and rich razzleberry pen.

For the tree scene, I stamped the tree in stazon black, masked off the sun, and sponged in the various colors.