Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wheat Bouquet

  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
  • Stamps: A Round Array, Banner Blast, Truly Grateful
  • Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Small Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Banner Blast punch, Square Lattice EF, Heat Gun, Clear EP, Versamark pen. Twine and Metal rhinestones not SU.
First stamped wheat on Very Vanilla in Early Espresso. Colored with Dafoodil Delight, Sahara Sand (for shadows and edges), Cool Cantaloupe (on Ribbon). Colored wheat with Versamark Pen and heat embossed with clear EP. Stamped woodgrain background over the top in Baked Brown Sugar. Sponged in some Brown Sugar and Early Espresso. Glued piece of twine on top of ribbon image.

Stamped banners in Cool Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry and Baked Brown Sugar. Stamped sentiment in Baked Brown Sugar and colored inside circle with Cool Cantaloupe.

Same Goose But Darker

  • Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamps: Wetlands, Express Yourself
  • Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Lacy Brocade and Beautifully Baroque EFs, Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Sponges, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Decorative brads, Crumb Cake Ribbon
This is the same technique as the first goose card I posted, but I made the sponging darker and added the Lacy Brocade folder with the same sponging techniques for the mats behind the goose and oval.

Card is Early Espresso. Inked a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock using sponge with Baked Brown Sugar; inked EF with Crushed Curry and embossed; added more Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso and Cajun Craze with sponges to get desired effect.

Stamped goose on Whisper White in Early Espresso; colored with versamark pen and heat embossed with Clear EP. Stamped woodgrain background in Early Espresso; sponged on Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

First goose card:

Petite Petals

  • Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White
  • Stamps: Petite Petals, Wetlands (sentiment)
  • Accessories: Labels Framelits, Beautifully Baroque EF, Petite Petals Punch, Sponges, Square Lattice EF, Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon

    Card base is Whisper White. Next layer is Smoky Gray embossed with Square Lattice EF and edges inked with Basic Gray. Top layer is Whisper White embossed with Beautifully Baroque EF and then inked over top with Smoky Slate. Stamped Petite Petals in Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe; punched out and inked edges with Basic Gray.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Vintage Goose

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Soft Suede
  • Stamps: Wetlands, Truly Grateful, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grunge, Parlor Prints
  • Accessories: Beautifully Baroque EF, Square Lattice EF, Word Window Punch, Burlap Ribbon, Paper Doily, Decorative Brad, Versamark Pen, Clear EP, Heat Gun, Sponge
Stamped Crumb Cake card with Parlor Prints background stamp in Early Espresso. Inked another panel of Crumb Cake cardstock using sponge with Baked Brown Sugar; inked EF with Crushed Curry and embossed; added more Baked Brown Sugar and Cajun Craze with sponge.

Stamped goose on Whisper White in Early Espresso; colored with versamark pen and heat embossed with Clear EP. Stamped woodgrain background in Basic Gray; added dots in Crushed Curry; sponged on Baked Brown Sugar and Cajun Craze. Used Square Lattice EF on black to mat the goose (hard to see in picture). Distressed edges on all pieces and inked with Soft Suede.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Indigo Blue Christmas

  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Indigo Blue, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Stamps: Festive Flurry, Come to Bethlehem
  • Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Snow Burst and Chevron EFs, Vintage Brad, Finishing Touches Edgelits. Not SU: Ribbon, rhinestone

It is hard to tell from the photo, the three layers of snowflakes have pop-up dots so IRL there is great dimension and texture!

Embossed Festive Flurry

  • ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
  • cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • stamps: Festive Flurry, Come to Bethlehem
  • Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Chevron and Snow Burst EFs, Festive Flurry Framelits, Silver EP, Decorative Brad. Not SU: ribbon, rhinestone, pop-up dots.
It is hard to see from the photo, but the two layers of snowflakes have pop up dots under them - looks so much better IRL!

Sparkle Pinecone

  • Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Come to Bethlehem, Pinecone by Rubber Stampede
  • Accessories: Snow Burst EF, Silver EP, Silver Glitter, Rhinestones, Ribbon
Used glue and silver glitter on smoky slate cardstock to create silver frame. Pinecone is heat embossed in silver.

Silver Reindeer

  • Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Dasher, Come to Bethlehem
  • Accessories: Chevron and Snow Burst EF, Oval Framelits, Silver EP, Finishing Touches Edgelits. Not SU: Glue pen, Glitter, Rhinestones, Ribbon, button
I created the silver frame by adding glue and silver glitter around the edge of the oval on Smoky Slate cardstock.  The reindeer is embossed with silver EP.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deer Silhouette

I was so inspired by this Deer Silhouette wall hanging, that I had to make it into a card!
The background is Brown Sugar, embossed with the Modern Mosaic Folder. Punched the happy birthday from Teeny Tiny Wishes with the Word Window punch. Black jute string and brads not SU.
To make the deer head silhouette, print off the silhouette template on your printer. Next, cut out the printed silhouette, and place on the backside of the vinyl (faux leather). The vinyl was super cheap at Hancock fabrics - $5.00 a yard and I only purchased 1/2 yard. I will be able to make several cards and several wall hangings with the 1/2 yard. Trace around the template with a black sharpie, or fine point felt pen. Then cut the image out of the vinyl. To finish off, color the very edges of the cutout with a black sharpie to minimize the white underside. And voila!
The card actually looks better IRL - great texture and dimension :) I usually have a crafter's block when it comes to cards for my father-in-law so I was happy to be inspired by the wall hanging!

This is the paper template on the back side of the vinyl.
Here is the template I downloaded and resized accordingly.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Snow Burst Snowman

  • ink: Black Stazon, Real Red, Craft White
  • cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • stamps: Snow Much Fun, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Aqua Painter, Markers, Red Bakers Twine and Rhinestones (Not SU)
  • * Added Craft White ink after embossing Soft Sky paper with Snow Burst folder.

Friendship Warms

  • ink: Black Stazon, Craft White
  • cardstock: Soft Sky, Crisp Canteloupe, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
  • stamps: Wonderful Winterland, Trust God, Tiny Tags
  • accessories: Snow Burst Folder, Large Oval Punch, Tiny Tag Punch, Aqua Painter, Reinkers

Sunday, November 24, 2013

CAS Snowflake Soiree

  • stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Come to Bethlehem (sentiment)
  • ink: Real Red, Versamark Clear
  • cardstock: Smoky Slate
  • accessories: Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, heat gun, clear embossing powder

Super easy CAS card for a Christmas workshop. TFL!

CAS Snowflakes

  • stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • cardstock: Smoky Slate, Real Red, Whisper White
  • ink: Real Red
  • accessories: Bigz Snow Flurry, 3/4" circle punch, Word Window Punch, Snow Burst EF

Saturday, November 23, 2013

CAS Lacy & Lovely Christmas

  • stamps - lacy & lovely, delicate doilies, joyous celebrations
  • ink - Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Basic Black
  • cardstock - Whisper White
  • accessories - Circle Punches 1", 1 3/8", 1 3/4". Ribbon & Rhinestones not SU

CAS Ornament Keepsakes Card

  • stamps - Ornament Keepsakes, Come to Bethlehem
  • ink - Real Red
  • cardstock - Whisper White
  • accessories - Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Modern Mosaic EF, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 3/4" Circle Punch


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wedding Blossoms


  • stamps - Stippled Blossoms, Everything
  • Eleanor, Secret Garden, Itty Bitty Banners
  • ink - Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Basic Black
  • cardstock - Very Vanilla
  • accessories - Lacy Brocade EF, Ovals Framelits, Secret Garden Frameits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Very Vintage Button, Pearl not SU

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Swallowtail Parlor Prints

Stamped Swallowtail in Stazon Black on Whisper White CS. Colored with aquapainter and Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Pool Party. Added Basic Gray marker. Inked Parlor Print background stamp with Coastal Cabana - blotted off excess ink with cutout shape of butterfly - then stamped on top of image. Added Sahara Sand marker to edges of butterfly. Stamped For You from Chalk Talk set in Basic Black on Whisper White, then added background color of Coastal Cabana using the round negative cutout from the center of one of the Chalk Talk stamps.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Stippled Blossoms & Doily

Stamped the Hello Doily in Blushing Bride on Whisper White CS. Stamped the large flower from Stippled Blossoms set in Basic Black and Smoky Slate; stamped smaller flowers and sentiment from Sweetly Framed and cut with Chalk Talk framelit. Added Sahara Sand Marker around edges of large flower to give it more of a shadow and 3d effect; embossed background panel with Modern Mosaic EF. Added ribbon (not SU).

Seaside Retreat

This seaside scene was created using aqua painter on watercolor paper. Ink colors used: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron. I colored the sky, sea and sand and let it dry before stamping the images. Colored stamped images with markers.

Birds and grasses from Wetlands set. Sentiment from Express Yourself; Palm tree not SU.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Moose at Sunset

First stamped the moose in Stazon black; inked grasses again, and stamped upside down across bottom. Masked moose and brayered sky with Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze. Sponged in More Mustard and Daffodil Delight on Sun. Stamped Trees in black. Colored Moose with aqua painter and Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, and Early Espresso. Added a few grasses from Wetlands set.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sketched For You

A CAS card using flower from Simply Sketched hostess set. Stamped on watercolor paper using Black Stazon ink. Colored using aqua painter and Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie pads. Sentiment from A Round Array set.

Framed image using Labels Collection Framelits and Square Lattice EF.

Chalk Talk

Chalk Talk, Secret Garden, Stippled Blossoms, A Round Array, Hearts a Flutter stamps sets; Positively Chevron background stamp.

Stamped the Chalk Talk stamp in Basic Gray on whisper white and cut with matching framelit. Stamped Secret Garden flowers in Pumpkin Pie on Pink Pirouhette CS, then cut with matching framelits. Added A Round Array stamp punched with 7/8" scallop circle punch to center of 2 flowers. Stamped Stippled Blossom in Cajun Craze and Blushing Bride on Whisper White. Stamped Chevron background in Basic Gray on Confetti White CS and embossed with Square Lattice EF.

Added Finishing Touches Edgelit, paper doily, itty bitty punch, Basic Gray satin ribbon and lace (not SU).

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Stippled Blossoms set with the Positively Chevron background stamp and sentiment from Express Yourself set. Chevron is stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe; flowers are stamped in Crisp Cantaloupe, Blushing Bride, Sky Blue and Basic Gray. Used Basic Gray and Smoky Slate for the leaves.

Thanks for looking :)


Saturday, July 13, 2013

Poppies & Grunge

Another card using Gorgeous Grunge, Truly Grateful, Express Yourself along with Pleasant Poppies.

I used Chalktalk framelit on Whisper White before I stamped the poppies; then colored Poppies with copic markers. Adhered poppy image to black matting and trimmed edges.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Moose Wild CASE

I CASE'd this card from Julie Gearinger's post on SCS:

Stamps used: Walk in the Wild, Parlor Prints, Hearts a Flutter

Sketched Grunge

I am not positive the gorgeous grunge goes with the rest of the card, but I can't stop playing around with those stamps - I love them :)

  • stamps - Gorgeous Grunge, Simply Sketched (hostess), Label Love
  • ink - Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Black
  • cardstock - Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Black
  • accessories - chalktalk framelits, square lattice ef, honeycomb ef, artisan label punch, rhinestones not SU, copic markers

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sketched Thinking of You

  • stamps - Simply Sketched (hostess), Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
  • ink - Blushing Bride, Perfect pear, Smokey Slate, Basic Black
  • cardstock - Blushing Bride, Whisper White
  • accessories - Chalkboard Framelits, Basic Gray satin ribbon
(I smudged ink on the front while I was stamping the inside of the card - under the word you!  arghhhhhh!)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Miss You Artisan Entry

Last non-winning Artisan Contest Entry.
Used Secret Garden, Lacy & Lovely stamp sets; word window punch, secret garden framelits, oval punch, scallop oval punch, mini brads, square lattice and fancy fan EFs, finishing touches edgelits. Thanks for looking!

Delicate Doilies Artisan

Another non-winning Artisan Contest entry.
Stamps used: Papillon Potpourri, Delicate Doilies, Itty Bitty Banners.

Lacy & Lovely Artisan Entry

Another non-winning artisan entry. This card used Lacy & Lovely, Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri sets.

Secret Garden Artisan Entry

Another non-winning entry for the Artisan Contest.
  • stamps - Secret Garden, Pretty Petites, Oh hello
  • cardstock - Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
  • ink - Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pretty in Pink
  • accessories - Secret Garden framelits, Square Lattice EF, Finishing Touches Edgelits,

Madison Avenue Artisan Entry

One of five card entries for the Artisan contest that was not selected.

  • stamps - Madison Avenue, Oh Hello, Papillon Potpourri, Pretty Petities, Distressed Dots
  • ink - Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
  • paper - whisper white, basic gray
  • accessories - finishing touches edgelits, apothecary accents framelits, petite curly label punch, elegant butterfly punch, bitty butterfly punch, stampamajig, paper piercing template and paper piercer

Lakeside Cove Scenes

Playing around again with large lakeside cove set from Stampscapes.

All scenes were created by starting with glossy white paper, stamping the components of the scenes with memento ink, and then brayering the different colors over the top.

If interested in ordering, I ordered directly from and the set was Lakeside Cove Large - Nature Unmounted sheet.

Sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Really Good Greetings set.

This is a CASE of one created by Kevin Nakagawa. Added word window punch and decorative brads.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Stampscapes Father's Day

I have been enjoying playing around with the stampscapes large lakeside cove stamp set. They were stamped on gloss white paper with mementos ink, then brayered over with various shades of blue and aqua.

Bitty Butterfly Thank Yous

My computer is down so I will post details later. It has been way too long since my last post :) I have been enjoying summertime while it's here. Lots of good times with friends and family. But I was able to sneak in a little play time with some of the new goodies from the 2013 - 2014 catalog!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mare & Colt Bandana


  • stamps: Fresh Vintage, Flowering Flourishes, Mosaic Madness, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Pocket Silhouettes; Mare & Colt not SU
  • ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Brown Sugar, Black stazon
  • cardstock: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Basic Black
  • accessories: brayer, square lattice folder, labels & apothecary framelits, white signo pen, Crumb Cake marker, decorative brads & Jute twine

Poppies & Doily

I started by inking the Hello Doily stamp in Sahara Sand onto Whisper White cardstock. Then stamped the Pleasant Poppies and little butterfly from Papillon Potpourri directly on top of the doily using Black Stazon ink. Colored the flowers and butterfly with markers - baja breeze, island indigo, garden green. Added a little Signo white gel pen. Added shadows under flowers and butterfly with Sahara Sand marker. Background panel is Pool Party.

Thank you Katherine Constable of Australia for the inspiration - I originally saw her card similar to this on Stampin' Connection!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

MOSAIC pattern case

I CASE'd this card from a posting on Splitcoast Stampers for one of my workshop cards this week. Such a fun pattern, using the new MOSAIC MADNESS stamp set with matching MOSAIC punch and embossing folder! I used paper circles for the center, because I had 25 people in the workshop and couldn't provide 225 basic jewels :)

I used Real Red and new in color Coastal Cabana for my colors.

original card that I cased:

Wildflower Birthday


  • cardstock: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, non SU pink
  • ink: Pretty in Pink, Lucky Limeade, Real Red, Night of Navy, Island Indigo
  • stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Label Love
  • accessories: Wildflower Meadow folder, Artisan Label punch, non SU ribbon
After inking entire Wildflower Meadow with Pretty in Pink, I then colored bird and flowers with markers, huffed and stamped. Embossed with matching Wildflower Meadow folder.

Note: I made this for a card workshop, and everyone loved the card. However, it took so long for each person to color the stamp, that it left people waiting for too long. So, I wouldn't recommend it as a great hands-on card!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Secret Garden Bday


  • stamps: Secret Garden, Petite Pairs
  • ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Floral District DSP
  • accessories: Secret Garden Framelits, Vine Street folder, Honeycomb folder, square lattice folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Modern Label Punch, Daffodil Deight Seam Binding Ribbon

Baby Congrats!


  • stamps: Baby Steps, A Round Array
  • ink: Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
  • cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic gray
  • accessories: Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Crochet Lace Trim, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Triple Sunflower


  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun (? not sure)
  • INK: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight
  • STAMPS: Petite Pairs, A Round Array
  • ACCESSORIES: Honeycomb & Square Lattice Folders; 7/8" Scallop Circle, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1" Circle punches; flower burst embossilit (I think this embossilit is still available on the SU clearance rack).
Made flowers with flower burst embossilit, I added a chocolate chip  1" round center embossed with square lattice to make it look like a sunflower. Then added the punched FOR YOU from A Round Array set.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CAS Simply Stated


  • cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray
  • ink: Pink Pirouhette, Basic Gray
  • stamps: Elements of Style, Petite Pairs, Itty Bitty Banners, A Round Array, Hearts A Flutter
  • accessories: Square Lattice folder, Crochet Ribbon, 7/8" Scallop Circle punch, Large Oval Punch Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits. Rhinestones not SU

Monday, April 22, 2013

Soft & Subtle Mothers Day


  • stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Apothecary Art, Oh Hello, Elements of Style, Petite Pairs
  • ink: Pink Pirouhette, Basic Gray
  • cardstock: Very Vanilla
  • accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Square Lattice folder. Word Window, 7/8" Scallop, Itty Bitty Shapes and Large Oval Punches. Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon