Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Bear At Sunset


  • stamps - wildlife reserve, lovely as a tree, happiest birthday wishes
  • ink - basic black, basic gray, calypso coral, so saffron, marina mist, melon mambo, night of navy
  • cardstock - soft suede, chocolate chip, basic black, very vanilla
  • accessories - square lattice folder, sponge dauber, brayer, markers,signo white gel pen, linen thread and brads
Started by stamping the bear and coloring with markers. Masked the bear and stamped trees. Masked off ground level with bear and brayered marina mist, then sponged night of navy and bashful blue. Masked off tree line  and sun, then brayered so saffron, calypso coral, and then melon mambo. Sponged in basic black for hillside; added little grasses along stream edge with black marker. Added a few white lines in water with signo gel pen.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Secret Garden Thank You


  • cardstock - basic gray, naturals white, kraft, watercolor paper
  • ink - early espresso, night of navy
  • stamps - elements of style, secret garden, lacy & lovely
  • accessories - markers, oval and scallop oval punch, secret garden framelits, square lattice folder, midnight muse ribbon
For the background, I stamped elements of style flower in early espresso ink on naturals white cardstock and then embossed with the square lattice folder. Then I colored with the markers, and it gave it a vintage, antiqued look. 

I stamped the large flowers on watercolor paper; colored in using marker layering technique with bashful blue, baja breeze, night of navy and blender pen.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Vintage Honeycomb

When I teach my card workshops, I have to keep the idea fun and eye-catching without being too involved. I hadn't pulled out "Elements of Style" in a long time and forgot how much I love this set!

Make sure to stamp the background flower before embossing with the honeycomb EF. I also stamped the chevron pattern from the Oh, Hello set on whisper white using Pretty in Pink classic pad; stamped the flower from Elements of style in Early Espresso and then cut with the labels framelits. Colored the flower pattern with markers.                            

God is Love

This is another card from a workshop using Secret Garden set with matching framelits. After stamping and cutting the flowers, I then embossed them with the square lattice folder.


  • cardstock - whisper white, pool party, basic gray
  • ink - basic gray, pool party marker
  • stamps - secret garden, everything eleanor, trust god
  • accessories - vine street EF, finishing touches edgelits, secret garden framelits, misc buttons and twine

Bleach Technique

This is a super simple card we made at a workshop using the bleach technique. To achieve this bleach effect, place paper towels on a plate and pour bleach directly onto paper towels. Ink stamp by pressing directly on the bleach soaked paper towels and then immediately onto card.

The verse is from the Trust God set and the flowers from the Secret Garden set in the spring catalog. I pulled out some paper that wasn't filed according to color, and I believe the light color is pale plum, and the background paper may be wild wisteria

Friday, February 15, 2013

Poppy Gift Set

This is a set of 5 greeting cards that I made for my mother-in-law's birthday :) Each card had a different sentiment - thank you, thinking of you, just for you, happy birthday, a note of thanks.


Distressed Dots, Pleasant Poppies, Hearts A Flutter and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso cardstock; Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Mementos Tuxedo Black, Apothecary Accents, Bitty Banners and Hearts A Flutter Framelits; Wild Wasabi and Pink Gingham  ribbon; square lattice EF, paper crimper, copic markers

Monday, February 4, 2013

Hearts A Flutter Valentine


cardstock - night of navy, primrose petals, bashful blue, whisper white
ink - regal rose, night of navy
stamps - hearts a flutter, distressed dots, teeny tiny wishes
accessories - square lattice EF, chevron EF, hearts a flutter framelits, bitty banners framelits, labels collection framelits, itty bitty punches, pearls basic jewels, adorning accents edgelits

CASE valentine balloons

I CASE'd this card from a posting on pinterest but I do not have the link. My friend showed me on her iphone and created a similar for a card class.

I used the diecut from hearts a flutter for the balloons. Background chevron print is from Oh Hello stamp set.

CAS Dot Dot Dot

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This CAS card was for a card class I taught at the Hayden library. Super simple and easy, but a fun contrast with the pink dots and black embossed background.


top note die, lacy brocade EF, BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS set, DISTRESSED DOTS background, TEENY TINY WISHES set, primrose petals ribbon.