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.