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!