Monday, November 17, 2014

Lucky Stars


  • Stamps: Many Merry Stars, Bravo, Hardwood
  • Ink: Espresso, Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
  • Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Espresso
  • Accessories: Stars Framelits, Modern Mosaic EF, Square Lattice EF, Lucky Stars EF, brayer, bakers twine, marker.
CAS happy for you card - to achieve woodgrain background, ink top of Mosaic EF with Espresso then emboss Whisper White CS. Brayer over with Brown Sugar and Espresso then stamp over top with Hardwood in Whisper White.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Rustic Elegance


  • STAMPS: Good Greetings, Hardwood
  • INK: Espresso, Brown Sugar, Craft White
  • CARDSTOCK: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Kraft (not SU)
  • ACCESSORIES: Modern Mosaic EF, Large Oval & Large Scallop Oval Punches, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones. O Christmas Tree die from Taylored Expressions
To achieve the look of rustic woodgrain with the Modern Mosaic EF, Ink the top part of the folder with Espresso before embossing. After embossed, brayer over top with Brown Sugar and Espresso. Then stamp Hardwood background stamp with craft white over the top.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Stars & Flakes Christmas


  • Stamps: Cheerful Tags, Many Merry Stars, Ornamental Pine, Festival of Trees
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, Versamark
  • Accessories: Tree Punch, Snow Flurry Bigz, Festive Flurry and Stars framelits, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Heat n Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat gun.
Alternately stamp the trees and snowflakes on Whisper White CS using Pear Pizzazz and Bashful Blue ink pads. Stamp star images on Pear Pizzazz and cut with Stars framelits in graduating sizes to create a frame. Ink outer star frame with Versamark, cover with heat n stick and heat emboss; add dazzling diamonds and heat again. 

Stamp background tree in Bashful Blue; stamp decorative tree over it with Night of Navy and punch. Stamp image from Cheerful Tags on Bashful Blue CS and cut with small Stars framelit. Cut snowflakes in Bashful Blue and layer with star. 

Stamp Christmas Wishes (from Ornamental Pine set) in Night of Navy on  strip Bashful Blue CS; add all to card and finish with rhinestones.

Stars Christmas


  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Rose Red, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouhette
  • Stamps: Festival of Trees
  • Accessories: Confetti Stars and Tree punch, Lucky Stars EF, Paper Piercing template, White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones. Circle nestabilities dies.
A simple christmas card! Stamp the tree background in Pink Pirouhette then stamp decorative tree in Rose Red; punch out. Stamp base and star in basic gray and fussy cut.

Christmas Tree Hunting


  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine, White Christmas
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft White
  • Accessories: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Confetti Stars punch, Blendabilities, Brown Sugar marker, Signo Uniball pen, Sponge Dauber. Martha Stewart branch punch, button.
Begin by stamping the trees and car with tree in memento black ink on Crumb Cake CS. Sponge in the white ink on bottom and edges. Color tree trunks with Brown Sugar pen and add white gel pen to tree branches. Color car and tree with blendabilities. Mat with Espresso CS with one edge cut with Finishing Touches edgelit.

Add stars, branch, button, sentiment.

Grateful Wreath


  • Stamps: Truly Grateful, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
  • Ink: Cajun Craze
  • Accessories: Large Polka Dot and Square Lattice EF, Bitty Banners Framelits, Decorative Brad, Burlap Ribbon. Green ribbon not SU, branch punch by Martha Stewart
Simple fall card that we made at a card class. The MS branch punch broke halfway through; fortunately there was a Michael's five minutes away so I had to run there and buy a maple leaf punch to finish the project! 

Ornamental Pine Thankful


  • Stamps: Chevron background, Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, Good Greetings
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, All is Calm Washi tape
NOTES: I stamped the chevron background in white then stamped the images over the top.

Aztec Southwest Card

Playing around with punches and embossing folders to come up with an aztec southwest type design. I was inpsired by a throw pillow in my bedroom. The only thing stamped is from the modern mosaic set.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Chevron Bloom

  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso
  • Stamps: Blended Bloom, Good Greetings, Banners Blast, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Pearls, Banner punch, Blendabilities, White Gel pen. Cork ribbon not SU
Stamped chevron background in craft white ink. Stamped flower in espresso then colored with cherry cobbler blendabilities; added white gel pen and crumbcake to parts of flower.  Stamped sentiment in espresso. Added dots in espresso from gorgeous grunge; inked edges of cardstock with craft white pad then added cork ribbon and silver twine. Adhered to whisper white card.

Stamped banner blast in cherry cobbler on cork ribbon and punched. Added to card along with pearls.

Peaceful Petals Blended


  • Stamps: Blended Bloom, Peaceful Petals, Itty Bitty Banners
  • Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Labels Framelits, Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, rhinestones, Bitty Banners Framelits, Square lattice EF, Finishing Touched Edgelits, Blendabilities pens

Three Hearts


  • Stamps: Work of Art, Chevron Background, Chalk Talk, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Ink: Craft White, Espresso, Rich Razzleberry
  • Cardstock: Naturals White, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Extra Large Oval Punch, Stampin' Write markers. White brad and cork ribbon not SU.
Stamped the Chevron Background stamp with Craft White on Crumb Cake CS; added a few dots with stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Espresso. Inked edges with Craft White for a more distressed look. Addd cork ribbon and Silver twine. Adhered to Naturals White 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

Stamped sentiment in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White and punched with large oval. Cleaned stamp and colored only "THERE'S YOU" with Rich Razzleberry and Espresso markers then cut in a banner and adhered to middle of oval. Added oval and brad to card

Congratulations Pink and Gray

Sorry for the terrible angle on the photo - I had to snap a shot real quick on my phone to get the card in the package! My son and his wife found out that they're having a baby girl.  Exciting for me, because I have 3 boys - now I get to accessorize a little girl!!!

Congratulations sentiment is from Bravo Set and is stamped in Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray on Whisper White CS. Banners are stamped in Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray and Rose Red. Stars punched using Confetti Stars punch. 

Patriotic Grateful

  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Espresso, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake. Kraft not SU.
  • Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Craft White, Espresso
  • Stamps: Merry Everything, Chevron and Distressed Dots Background, Dot Dot Dot, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Accessories: Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Confetti Stars Punch, All is Calm washi tape. Decorative brad, metal grommit, circle die nestabilities, cork ribbon, thin black sharpie pen not SU.
Stamped "grateful for you" sentiment on bashful blue die cut 2 3/4" circle using night of navy; wiped off ink on "for" and colored with red marker then huffed before stamping. Stamped the "U" again in real red. Outlined YOU with black sharpie; cut the extra red "U" and glued on top. Added dot dot dot stamp in craft white (hard to see in photo).

Stamped distressed dots background stamp in craft white on kraft paper; sponged edges with espresso and added a few gorgeous grunge dots in espresso. 

Stamped chevron background in real red on whisper white; cut into a 2 1/4" x 4 1/4" banner. Added punched stars, bakers twine, metal grommit, washi tape, cork ribbon, decorative paper clip.

Truly Grateful


  • Cardstock: Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
  • Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, Truly Grateful
  • Accessories: Espresso Baker's Twine, Paper Crimper, Stampin' Write Markers, Reinkers, Sponge Daubers. Shaving cream, pop-up dots.

This was my first time playing around with the shave cream technique:

Add the cheap, foamy white shave cream to a baking sheet or tray with edges. I had a cheap foil casserole pan that I used. Add 3 or 4 drops of each reinker color to the shave cream. I used Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Brown Sugar and Pear Pizzazz. Swirl the colors together (I used my bone folder because I found a smaller toothpick didn't quite swirl it enough; it depends on the look you are trying to achieve). Press the Pumpkin Pie 4" X 5 1/4" CS panel directly into the shave cream, smushing it down for coverage. Scrape off excess with a piece of scrap cardstock; blot with a papertowel. Allow to dry for a few minutes.

While the panel is drying, stamp the pinecones in Espresso on Soft Suede and Crumb Cake CS (you need 3); add some Brown Sugar and Crumb Cake marker to the pinecone image. Fussy cut.

Run piece of 2 3/4" x 2 3/8" Crumb Cake CS through paper crimper; sponge daub edges with Espresso. Tear piece of Pumpkin Pie CS and stamp log round image with Versamark, then Truly Grateful sentiment in Cherry Cobber; add gorgeous grunge dots in Espresso and sponge daub edges with Espresso. Adhere to crimped background.

Take your pumpkin pie panel an stamp the ornamental pine in Espresso; go over some of the image with Espresso and Always Artichoke markers to add depth to the pine. Stamp gorgeous grunge dots in Espresso and sponge daub edges in espresso. Tie baker's twine around panel and mat with Espresso CS; mount on Really Rust card. Add matted sentiment and pinecones using pop-up dot; adhere other two pinecones to right corner of card.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Big Day

Happy Big Day

  • STAMPS: Chalk Talk, I Like You (hostess), Papillon Potpourri
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White
  • INK: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
  • ACCESSORIES: Washi tape, Chalk Talk Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Sizzlits Little Leaves. Rhinestones not SU.

Feathered Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday card using Fine Feathers stamp set and die cuts from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Arrow Embossing Folder and Happy Birthday sentiment from SU . Colored twine not SU.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Thank You Blooms

  • STAMPS: Blended Bloom, Bloom With Hope, Happy Watercolor, Papillon Potpourri
  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White; Textured yellow mat not SU
  • ACCESSORIES: Ovals Framelits, Elegant & Bitty Butterfly Punch, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Blendabilities & Stampin' Write Markers, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stamped flowers in Tuxedo Black and colored with Blendabilities & Stampin' Write Markers. Stamped butterfly twice, then punched with small and large butterfly punches. Used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement of the three thanks yous.

Hey Collage


  • STAMPS: Gorgeous Grunge, Dotty Angles, Work of Art, Hi There
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Island Indigo
  • INK: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Craft White
  • ACCESSORIES: Large Oval Punch, White Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Pearls & Rhinestones, Paper Doily, pop up squares, Washi Tape, Blendabilities.
The camera could not quite capture the color of the Island Indigo strip that is stamped in Craft White. The basic jewels pearls were colored with the coastal cabana blenadabilities pen. After stamping the chevron from Work of Art in smoky slate on the white cardstock, I stamped the same image in White on a strip of Island Indigo cardstock and matched up the pattern as I adhered it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wings of Refuge

A clean and simple card using Fine Feathers set from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I love the Psalm - such a great reminder! The feathers were stamped on Whisper White CS using Crumb Cake, Espresso, and Smoky Slate ink. The metal embellishments came with a shirt I bought - the extras in case some fall off, so I found another use for them :) Also used basic metal button and large Crumb Cake baker's twine.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Celebrate One of a Kind

  • STAMPS: Flamingo Lingo, Express Yourself, Chevron Background
  • INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Coral Baker's Twine, Sycamore Street Button, Stampin Write Markers
Colored the flamingo with markers: Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush then stamped. Stamped remaining flamingos in Crisp Cantaloupe after "stamping off" first.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

My Mind Wanders

  • STAMPS: Bloom with hope
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Real Red, So Saffron
  • INK: Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Word Window Punch, Blendabilities, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Apothecary Accents framelits. Hemp ribbon.
Colored flowers with Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight blendabilities.

Tropical Hello

  • STAMPS: Simple Stems, Secret Garden, Dotty Angles, Hi There, Netting Background
  • INK: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz
  • ACCESSORIES: Large Oval Punch, Fringe Scissors, Secret Garden Framelits, Basic Jewels Rhinetstones. Vellum Paper
Stamped netting background in coastal cabana on whisper white CS and adhered to crisp cantaloupe card. Stamped dotty angles in crisp cantaloupe on whisper white panel; stamped flowers from simples stems in pear pizzazz and bermuda bay. 

On separate whisper white cardstock, stamped secret garden and simple stem flower in crisp cantaloupe; cut with secret garden framelits. To create tropical leaf, punched pear pizazz with large oval, scored down the middle, then cut each side with fringe scissors. Stamped hello on vellum in night of navy and glued edges around backside of cardstock. Added rhinestones.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Lacy Bloom With Hope


  • STAMPS: Bloom With Hope, Dictionary, I Love Lace, Secret Garden
  • INK: Night of Navy, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Memento Tuxedo Black, Certainly Celery
  • CARDSTOCK: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pool Party
  • ACCESSORIES: Fringe Scissors, Vintage Brads, Paper Doily, Bitty Banners & Secret Garden Framelits, Belndabilities, Sponge Daubers, White Baker's Twine
Stamped Whisper White background panel with Dictionary background stamp in Night of Navy; sponged edges with Night of Navy. Stamped Flowers on Whisper White using Memento Black; colored with blendabilities markers. Stamped background stamp I Love Lace in Soft Sky over entire image; sponged Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Night of Navy. Colored flowers again with lightest color of blendabilities to remove any pattern from I Love Lace stamp. Stamped leaves from Secret Garden set in Certainly Celery, cut with framelit. Selected just a few leaves and sponged edges with Always Artichoke, then added black around very edges. Cut Pool Party with fringe scissors and sponged with Night of Navy; added Paper Doily also lightly sponge with Night of Navy. Stamped Happy birthday in Night of Navy on Pool Party and cut with Bitty Banners framelits; sponged edges. Added bakers twine and vintage brad.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

So Circular

  • STAMPS: Dotty Angles, Hi There
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White
  • INK: Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky
  • ACCESSORIES: Large Polka Dot EF, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Basic Metal Buttons, Pool Party Baker's Twine. Ribbon not SU.
Stamped Dotty Angles first in Bermuda Bay, then again in Soft Sky to create a soft shadow.

CAS Flamingo Lingo


STAMPS: Flamingo Lingo, Dotty Angles
INK: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
ACCESSORIES: Scallop Oval, Petite Petals and Scallop Trim Punches; Bitty Banners Framelits, Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Write Markers.

Stamped the dots in Strawberry Slush and then again in Crisp Cantaloupe, not quite covering the first stamped image. Stamped flamingo in Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe; colored beak with Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouhette. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Blooms and Petals

  • INK: Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • STAMPS: Blended Bloom, Peaceful Petals, I Love Lace, Dictionary, Express Yourself, Banner Blast
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper white, Crushed Curry. Kraft Brown not SU
  • ACCESSORIES: Fringe Scissors, Secret Garden Framelits, Decorative Label, Basic Jewel Pearls, Blendabilities, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Crimper, Banner Punch.
Stamped floral image from Peaceful Petals on Whisper White CS as background panel. Stamped Dictionary in Brown Sugar on Whisper White CS and punched with Decorative Label punch. Stamped I Love Lace and cut two banners, the leaves from Secret Garden Framelits, and a strip with fringe scrissors. Also used fringe scrissors on Crushed Curry and kraft CS. Stamped Banner Blast in Crushed Curry and punched out. 

Stamped Blended Bloom image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. Stamped sentiment from Express Yourself in Baked Brown Sugar and cut into a bannner. Stamped a few flowers from Peaceful Petals in Crushed Curry. Assembled as shown.

World Traveler

World Traveler

  • INK: Brown Sugar, Sahara Sand, Memento Black, Whisper White, Espresso
  • CARDSTOCK: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Espresso, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • STAMPS: Traveler, World Map (background), Dictionary (background), Silhouette Sentiments
  • ACCESSORIES: Fringe Scissors, Burlap Ribbon, Square Lattice EF, Paper Crimper, Vintage Brad, Stampin Write markers, Chalk Pen.
Stamped the Dictionary background stamp on Crumb Cake CS in Sahara Sand, then stamped Images from Traveler in Brown Sugar. Matted with Basic Gray CS embossed with Square Lattice EF. Stamped World Map image in Whisper White on Espresso CS and Basic Gray and used for matting and banners. Stamped World Map image in Sahara Sand on Crumb Cake, then stamped train in Memento Tuxedo Black; colored train with gray marker and white chalk pen. Distressed edges of background, main image, and mats then added Brown Sugar ink to edges. Paper Crimper was used on small white banner and fringe scissors on Crumb Cake CS then sponged with Brown Sugar ink.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pressed Flower Inspiration

I love flowers and I love spring. One of my favorite things to do is collect and press the pretty flowers in my yard and surrounding area. So I thought'd I'd do a pressed flower/stampin up mashup :)

I placed the flowers in the pages of a large book, sandwiched it between more large books, and let dry for 2 weeks. I glued the flowers to the paper with Aleene's Tacky glue and then covered with Crystal Effects to protect it.

The paper that the pressed flowers are matted on is homemade paper as well. So pressed flower glued to homemade paper, accented with honeycomb embossing folder, banner blast, and say it with scripture sets. The inside of the card has the rest of the Matthew 19:26 stamp - With God all things are possible.

Monday, June 2, 2014

2014 - 2015 Annual Catalog

 The new catalog is here! Browse and order now!

The 2014 - 2014 Annual Catalog is here! Click on the image to browse and shop now! Don't forget to check out the amazing blendabilities markers on page 212. They are awesome :)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Banners and Grunge



  • INK: Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Memento Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White
  • STAMPS: Peaceful Petals, Secret Garden, Banner Blast, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
  • ACCESSORIES: Secret Garden Framelits, Banner Punch, Rhinestones, Stampin Blendabilities, Stampin Write Markers, Signo Uniball White pen, Pop Up dots.
I colored both flowers with the lightest marker from Coastal Cabana blendabilities set. Then colored over base of petals again with same light color for some subtle shading.

Wedding Wishes


  • Stamps: Petite Pairs
  • Ink: Smoky Slate
  • Carstock: Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Very Vintage button, Bitty Banners Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Scallops EF, Square Lattice EF, 2 3/8" & 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punches, Basic Pearl Jewels. Not SU: Martha Stewart medium branch punch and stickles.

The flower has 4 layers of 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and 3 layers of the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch; all are embossed with Square Lattice EF. Leaves from Secret Garden are also embossed with Square Lattice EF. Added stickles glitter glue to leaves and parts of flower for some extra bling!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Amazing You!

Amazing You!

  • Stamps: Banner Blast, Secret Garden, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
  • Cardstock: Whisper White
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Memento Black
  • Accessories: Blendabilities, Secret Garden Framelits, Banner Punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, Square Lattice EF, Signo Uniball Pen, Pop Up Squares
Stamped Gorgeous Grunge patterns in Crisp Cantaloupe, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, and Calypso Coral. Stamped flower 3 times in Memento Black on Whisper White cardstock. Colored with blendabilities and cut layers. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Two Step Simple Stems

Two Step Simple Stems


  • Stamps: Netting Background, Simple Stems, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Distressed Dots, Dot Dot Dot
  • Ink: Black, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
  • Cardstock: Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Square Lattice EF, Labels Framelits, Word Window Punch, Basic Pearls Jewels
Note: Stamped the flowers in Coastal Cabana; then colored portions of stamp with Island Indigo pen and stamped over image again (used stamp-a-ma-jig for placement). 

Happy Watercolor in Shades of Pink


  • Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Pretty Petites, Gorgeous Grunge, Netting
  • Cardstock: Whisper White. Scrap pink cardstock.
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cnateloupe, Pink Pirouhette, Melon Mambo
  • Accessories: Petite Curly Label Punch, Rhinestones, Basic Metal Buttons. Pink Twine not SU.
Note: After stamping each color with the background swatch, I stamped over in the same color with the Gorgeous Grunge large dots. Colored a couple of the rhinestones with the blendabilities pen.

Happy Watercolor Shades of Blue

Happy Watercolor Shades of Blue

  • Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Ciao, Baby!, Netting
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Taken With Teal, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Rhinestones, Petite Curly Label Punch, Basic Metal Buttons, Bakers Twine White
Note: After stamping background swatches from Happy Watercolor in different colors, I stamped over in same color with dots from Gorgeous Grunge. Stamped the floral image in Night of Navy, then colored with blendabilities. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Peaceful Petals Thank You

Peaceful Petals Thank you

  • Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, black
  • Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Itty Bitty Banners, Secrete Garden
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Stampin' Blendabilities, Stampin' Write Markers, White Signo Uniball, Bitty Banners Framelits. Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles.

Stamped the flowers and vine with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Colored with Stampin' Blendabilities - used the blendabilities eraser quite a bit too! Cut one edge of flowers and then trimmed around in a square pattern. Matted with Romantic Rectangle, Pear Pizzazz and Black. Added white to the middle of the red flower.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Wreath


  • Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Petite Petals, Banner Blast, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pool Party, Garden Green
  • Ink: Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Sky Blue, Pool Party
  • Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Modern Mosaic EF, Petite Petals Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, basic pearls. Martha Stewart branch punch
I used the Martha Stewart branch punch in Certainly Celery and Garden Green cardstock to create the wreath. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Flower Flip Card

My second flip card - having a good time with this!
Flower images on the front flip are from Peaceful Petals and Secret Garden. Inside verse from Trust God set. It is hard to see from photo, but I added stickles to the flower petals.

Here is a link to flip card instructions: 

Flip Card Instructions

To make a flip flop or swing card:

Take 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. Score at 4 1/4" and at 2 1/8". Center your die or framelit of choice on the 2 1/8" score mark. Place your plate so that you only cut the half of your die closest to the edge of the paper. Fold in half at 4 1/4" score, and again at 2 1/8" score. Cut out two more of each framelit, decorate, and glue to either side of flip.

sample of card using dress up framelit:

sample of card using circle die:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dress Up Flip Card

I missed the original Flip Card craze - so this was my first one. What fun!

To make the card, start with 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock. Score at 4 1/4" and again at 2 1/8". Center framelit on 2 1/8" score line and cut only half of the framelit (see below). Fold card in half and run through big shot with Moden Mosaic EF. Cut Dress Up framelit 4x - two in Pool Party and two in Basic Gray; emboss with square lattice. Fold at 2 1/8" score line. Cut gray piece and glue to pool party piece. Glue one completed dress to each side of flip.

To make the flower rosette, I punch 7/8" scallop cirlce out of Square Lattice embossed piece of Pool Party. Cut in a spiral and then beginning at the outer spiral edge, rolled the flower. Secured bottom with a glue dot.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Shades of Gray


  • STAMPS: Distressed Dots Background, Chevron Background, Sunflower Background, Simply Sketched. Papillon Potpourri
  • CARDSTOCK: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • INK: Smoky Slate, Craft White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
  • ACCESSORIES: White EP, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Markers, White Gel pen.
Stamped the large sunflower stamp in craft white ink onto basic black cardstock; added white EP and heat embossed. Stamped distressed dots background stamp in basic gray on whisper white; stamped chevron background in smoky slate on whisper white. Stamped chevron with pear pizzaz on whisper white; stamped sentiment over it in basic black and punched. The butterfly was stamped onto pear pizzazz cardstock in basic black ink and then added a little pear pizzazz marker, and white dots with gel pen.

Red Sunflower


  • STAMPS: Sunflower Background, Everything Eleanor, Lacy & Lovely
  • INK: Basic Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Rhinestones, Stampin Write Markers
I colored the large sunflower stamp with real red, cherry cobbler, cool cantaloupe; misted lightly with water and then stamped onto whisper white. Colored middle with crushed curry. Stamped flourish from everything eleanor set and sentiment. Added a few random rhinestones (some to cover the smeared black ink!). Colored around the sunflower with sahara sand marker.

The Fox Says Thank You


    • STAMPS: Life in the Forest, Express Yourself, Banner Blast, Oh Hello
    • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
    • INK: Stazon Black, Pear Pizazz, Really Rust, Crumb Cake
    • ACCESSORIES: Mini Brads, Banner Punch, Modern Mosaic EF, Silver Baker's Twine, Stampin' Write Markes. Nestabilities Circle dies, ribbon not SU.
This card originally started out to be a "magic card" I saw on Pinterest. But mine didn't turn out as pretty! So I already had the acetate stamped with the fox in Stazon, and the white piece behind stamped with the fox, but colored. So I decided to go ahead and layer them for an added dimension - even though I don't think you can see in the photo.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Simply Thinking of You

One of the most simple cards you could make! The sentiment and flower are from Peaceful Petals set. The flower was colored with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry markers and a blender pen.

Happy Watercolor

  • Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White, Tan (not SU)
  • Ink: Bashful Blue, Stazon Black, Espresso
  • Stamps: Happy Watercolor
  • Accessories: Decorative Dots EF, x-Large Oval Punch, Blender Pens, Stampin Write Markers, Silver Baker's Twine
Stamped Floral image on Whisper White; colored with Markers and blender pen. Stamped background wash in Bashful Blue several times over the flower. Stamped sentiment in Espresso; then stamped background wash over in Bashful Blue and punched with oval.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hearts Flutter Valentine

My never-ending attempt to make a card that could be masculine :)  Still not sure I pulled it off!


Real red, Brown Sugar, Espresso, Very Vanilla Cardstock; Hearts a Flutter, Sweetly Framed stamp sets; Real Red & Espresso ink; Labels Collection and Hearts a Flutter Framelits; Square Lattice and Fancy Fan embossing folders.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Poppies Popping

  • Ink: Stazon Black, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Cool Cantaloupe
  • Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolor
  • Stamps: Simply Sketched (hostess), Pretty Petites, Papillon Potpourri, Banner Blast
  • Accessories: Beautifully Baroque EF, Large Scallop Edgelits, Petite Curly Label punch, Stampin Write markers. Ribbon not SU.
Stamped the poppy image on watercolor paper using Black Stazon ink. Colored with markers: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Cajun Craze, Pistachio, Old Olive, Crumb Cake. Added a shadow with Sahara Sand marker.