Thursday, December 10, 2015

Prince of Peace

  • Stamps: Peaceful Pines, Gorgeous Grunge
  • Ink: Basic Gray, Metallic Silver, Tip Top Taupe
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver
  • Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Snow Flurry Punch, Silver Cording, Snowflake Elements, Basic Jewlels Rhinestones, Boho Chic EF

CAS Peaceful Pines


  • Stamps: Peaceful Pines
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, DSP (old christmas pack, not sure of name)
  • Accessories: Perfect Pines Framelits, Silver Cording, Large Polka Dot EF, Home for Christmas Enamel Dots, Jewels Basic Rhinestonses, Pop Up Dots

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Calm Snowy Night

  • Ink: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Real Red
  • Cardstock: Brown Sugar, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Wonderland
  • Accessories: Snowflake Elements, Home for Christmas enamel dots, Silver Cording, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, white gel pen
On smoky slate cs, masked bottom off and then stamped trees in smoky slate; inked trees in whisper white and spritzed with water before stamping. Added snowflakes in whisper white, and added white gel pen to trees. Sponged white ink on bottom of card.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Wonderland Silent Night

  • Stamps: Wonderland
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Always Artichoke, Craft White, Basic Gray
  • Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Watercolor, Whisper White
  • Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle punch, Silver Cording, Enamel Dots, Very Vintage buttons, Aqua Painter, Sponge Dauber. Always Artichoke stampin write marker. Crackle paste by Golden.
Using aqua painter, colored water color paper with smoky slate and blushing bride. Stamped trees in Always Artichoke. Forgot to mask moon, so punched circle mask, added crackle paste and sponged on some craft white. Added a little more smoky slate with aqua painter to moon. Colored some of the trees with Always Artichoke marker where smudged. Colored below trees with aqua painter in basic gray.

Stamped sentiment on whisper white. Added button with cording and enamel dot. Matted with Smoky Slate and adhered to Blushing Bride card.

Wonderland Peace


  • Stamps: Wonderland, Work of Art
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Always Artichoke, Silver Metallic
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor
  • Accessories: Silver Cording, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Snowflakes Elements, Washi Tape, Aqua Painter, Snow Flurry and 1 3/8" Circle punches
On watercolor paper, masked the moon with circle punch; colored the sky with Smoky Slate and aqua painter. Added a little of the smoky slate on one side of the moon. Stamped trees in Always Artichoke, masking off bottom of trees with piece of paper. Added washi tape, snowflakes, silver cording and peace diecut.
Stamped background from Work of Art in silver on 4 7/8" x 6 3/8" Whisper White. Adhered to black card - size 6 5/8" x 10 3/8". (can't see black cardstock in photo very well because of black background). 

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Buck Head Birthday For Her

  • Accessories: Holiday Frame EF, Extra Large Oval Punch, Sponge Dauber. Pink floss.
  • Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Joyous Celebrations. Buck Head from Stampabilities L1103
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
  • Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Inked the top side of EF with Smoky Slate using sponge dauber then embossed Whisper White. After stamping the buck head image in Smoky Slate, I cut the image leaving the neck off.

Woodlands Thanks

  • Stamps: Blooming With Kindness, Everything Eleanor
  • Paper: Espresso, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black, Ruby Red, Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: Home for Christmas Dots, Decorative Label Punch, Woodland Textured EF, Black and Ruby Red stampin write markers. Satin white ribbon.
**sponged top side of EF inside trees with Smoky Slate and stamped Red birds directly on folder before embossing. Filled in bird's missing color with markers after embossing.

Buck Head Birthday

  • Accessories: Holiday Frame EF, Extra Large Oval Punch, Gold Coring Trim, Sponge Dauber
  • Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes, Joyous Celebrations. Buck Head from Stampabilities L1103
  • Ink: Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe, Smoky Slate
  • Paper: Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Inked the top side of EF with Smoky Slate using sponge dauber then embossed Whisper White. After stamping the buck head image in Tip Top Taupe, I cut the image leaving the neck off.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Amazing You

  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper white, misc. color scraps
  • INK: Basic Black
  • STAMPS: Express Yourself
  • ACCESSORIES: Elegant Butterfly Punch, paper piercer, Tiny Triangles EF. Miscelaneous rhinestones, decorative brad, corner rounder punch.
I CASE'd this card from a post on Pinterest but couldn't find the original post. I needed a fast and simple graduation card and this was perfect! 

I layered the butterflies with similar color and order of the rhinestones before attaching with a decorative brad.

So Proud of You

  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
  • Ink: Craft White, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray
  • Stamps: Crazy About You, Regarding Dahlias, Chevron BS, French Foliage, Petite Petals, Flower Shop, You've Got This
  • Accessories: Lace Trim Sahara Sand, Basic Jewels Pearls, White Gel pen, Petite Petals & Pansy punches. Labels Twenty Three Nestabilities, Gesso, Crackle Paste,   Vintage Brad, Watercolor Pencils Prismacolor Premier, TCW 6x6 chicken wire template, Tim Holtz Distress Paints and Stains.
This was a card for my niece's high school graduation. I applied the layer of gesso to Whisper White CS and let dry. Then added variety of paints, stains and reinkers to craft mat and swished the gesso covered CS into the craft mat. Inked only portions of Chevron BS in Smoky Slate and stamped; inked script from French Foliage in Crumb Cake and stamped. Added some crackle paste over the chicken wire template in a few areas. 

Stamped the flowers in craft white on black CS and colored in various areas with pink watercolor pencils (wet tip of pencil first before coloring). Cut Smoky Slate with Labels Twenty Three die; stamped with background from You've got This in Smoky Slate and inked edges with Basic Gray.

Distressed edges of front panel and mat panel and inked edges.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Bees & Flowers

  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • CARDSTOCK: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
  • INK: Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF: 1" Circle, Pansy, Itty Bitty Shapes and Petite Petals Punches; Apothecary Accents Framelits; Basic Jewels Pearls; Crushed Curry marker. Ribbon and brads not SU.

CAS Black Red White Florals

  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Whimsical Words
  • ACCESSORIES: Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Real Red marker. Mini brads and Labels Twenty-Three nestabilities not SU.
Super simple and easy 5 minute card!

Florals Pinks

  • INK: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
  • STAMPS: Papillon Potpourri, Forever Florals, Wetlands, Work of Art
  • ACCESSORIES: Raspberry Ripple Ribbon, Jewels Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches, Stampin' Write Markers. Labels Twenty-Three nestabilities.
Stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and Rose Red on Whisper White CS. Colored with Calypso Coral and Pale Plum markers then stamped over with the background swoosh from Work of Art in Pretty in Pink. Butterflies were stamped in Tuxedo Black and colored with Calypso Coral. Sentiment stamped in Rose Red and small flowers on sentiment panel were stamped in Pretty in Pink.

I did a card like this in blues, but I spritzed the flowers with water before stamping:

Lacy Brown Sugar

  • STAMPS: Something Lacy (background), Butterfly Basics, Flower Shop, Petitie Petals, Papillon Potpourri
  • INK: Brown Sugar, Craft White, Basic Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Brown Sugar, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Pansy, Petite Petals, Decorative Label and Elegant Butterfly Punches, Square Lattice EF, Jewels Basic Pearls. Twine and chalk ribbon not SU.
Stamped the background stamp in Brown Sugar on Whisper White; stamped flowers and butterfly in Basic Black on Crumb Cake and Brown Sugar and punched out. Sentiment is stamped in Craft White; added some white ink to edge of label and butterfly.

Florals Brights


  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Butterfly Basics (sentiment), Gorgoeus Grunge, Peaceful Petals
  • ACCESSORIES: Vintage Brad, Extra Large Oval & Bitty Butterfly Punches, Blendabiltiies, Square Lattice EF. Ribbon not SU 

Stamped the various flowers and leaves in Tuxedo Black, masking off a few of the flowers. Colored with Blendabilities; added dots from Gorgeous Grunge. Butterfly and sentiment are stamped in Smoky Slate. Matted image with Smoky Slate, Square Lattice embossed Whisper White on Whisper White card base.

I love how bright the Blendabilities color (:

Florals Blues

  • STAMPS: Forever Florals, Papillon Potpourri, Work of Art, Wetlands (sentiment)
  • INK: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Bliss Blue
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pool Party
  • ACCESSORIES: Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly punches, Island Indigo ribbon, Square Lattice EF. Labels Twenty-Three by nestabilities. 
I began by inking the flowers in Night of Navy and Marina Mist, then misting them with water befor stamping on Whisper White CS. I colored the flowers with Bashful Blue marker; then stamped over each flower with the background from Work of Art in Pool Party and Marina Mist. 

Butterflies were colored with Marina Mist and Pool Party markers. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

You Make Me Smile

Another card inpsired by Julie's Gearinger's mixed media techniques. Start with Whisper White panel and coat with white Gesso. Add Tim Holtz distress stains and SU reinker drops in desired colors on craft mat - spritz with water then place panel on top and squish around until desired color is achieved.

After dry, stamp floral images in Memento Tuxedo Black and color some with water color pencils. Ad crackle paste using TCW chicken wire template. Add more sponging, white high dots, color as desired.

Stamps used: Forever Florals, Butterfly Basics. You make me smile is from an old 2003 SU set. 

Mixed Media Birthday

  • STAMPS: Elements of Style, Bloom With Hope (sentiment), En Francais, Gorgeous Grunge
  • CARDSTOCK: Pretty in Pink, Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • INK: Tuxedo Black Memento, Chery Cobbler, Espresso, Brown Sugar, Craft White
  • ACCESSORIES: Square Lattice EF, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Vintage Brad, Jewels Basic Pearl, Lace Trim, misc. reinkers, sponge daubers.  Not SU: Gesso, Crackle Paste, TCW chicken wire 6x6 template, watercolor pencils, edge distress tool, White Faber-Castell PITT pen.

This card was completely inspired by Julie Gearinger and her mixed media technique. her post on pinterest:

I have never done a mixed media card. I began (after reading Julie's blog instructions) by spreading a layer of white gesso on whisper white cardstock. Spritzed a few Tim Holtz distress sprays and a few drops of SU reinkers on a craft mat then spritzed with water - laid the dried gesso coated cardstock on top and moved around to get the various coloring.

After that layer dried I stamped portions of the En Francais background stamp in Espresso; added some crackle paste using the chicken wire template. Stamped the flower in Tuxedo Black and colored with watercolor pencils. Added some white with the White Faber-Castell PITT pen. Sponged some color on top of the crackle chicken wire (use heat gun to dry it more quickly).

Added a bit more distress with Gorgeous Grunge background stamps in White and Brown Sugar. Tore, distressed and sponged edges of front panel, and Pretty in Pink panel embossed with square lattice.

Wow, this was fun and I spent hours without even knowing it! Thanks for the inspiration Julie :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Watercolor Hello

  • PAPER: watercolor, whisper white, melon mambo, pear pizzazz, basic black
  • INK: coastal cabana, strawberry slush, crushed curry, pear pizzazz, rich razzleberry
  • STAMPS: secret garden, simple stems, stippled blossoms
  • ACCESSORIES: basic jewels rhinestones, hello you thinlits. black flat rhinestones, water spritzer
After inking each flower I spritzed with water before stamping on watercolor paper. Applied the diecut "hello" and then colored around the card with aqua painter and coastal cabana ink. 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Remembering Kauai


  • INK: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Crushed Curry, River Rock, Craft White, Memento Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Espresso. Vellum
  • STAMPS: Wetlands, Peaceful Petals, Simply Sketched
  • ACCESSORIES: Scallope Oval and Oval Punch, Square Lattice EF, sponges, daubers, brayer, white gel pen. Brads.
This is a thank you card to my in-laws for an invite to vacation in Kauai with them. It is a CASE of a Zindorf scene with a little twist. This is the link to Zindorf post on Pinterest:

After sponging and brayering the sky, ocean and land, I stamped the foliage in Memento Black and hilighted with White gel pen. I stamped the flower from Peaceful Petals in Memento Black on the vellum (heat set or wait a long time to dry because it smears easily!). Then fixed the vellum over the beach scene with brads and mounted with white, and then espresso embossed with square lattice EF.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frilly Butterfly Basics


  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Versamark
  • Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Flowering Flourishes, Chalk Talk, Peaceful Petals
  • Accessories: Scallop Trim Border, 1 3/8" Circle and Bitty Butterfly Punches; White EP, Square Lattice EF, aqua painter. Ribbon and Brad not SU.
My butterfly dies are on backorder so I had to fussy cut the large butterfly! They are all stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate CS. The leaves from Peaceful Petals were stamped with Versamark, embossed with white EP, then colored with aqua painter and Smoky Slate ink and fussy cut.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


  • Stamps: Peaceful Petals, Simply Sketched, Parlor Prints
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Always Artichoke, Versamark
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral. Gray and turquoise not SU.
  • Accessories: Aqua Painter, White EP, Clear EP, Stampin Write Markers. Pearls, Ribbon.
For the flowers, stamp large flower in versamark on whisper white cs and emboss with white EP; color with aqua painter and tangerine tango. For smaller flower, stamp in versamark and emboss with white EP on Calypso Coral cs; color with Calypso Coral marker. Repeat with leaveson white cs.

I cased this card from pinterest:

Her card is LOVELY!! I needed to get a birthday card in the mailbox in a hurry.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Chalk Talk Hearts

  • CARDSTOCK: Pink Pirouhette, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • INK: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
  • STAMPS: Chalk Talk, Petite Petals
  • ACCESSORIES: Happy Heart & Square Lattice EF, Petite Petals & Scallop Trim Border Punches, Chalk Talk Framelits, Antique Brad, Pearl Basic Jewels. Ribbon not SU.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Thank you Thinlits


  • Stamps: Be the Star
  • Ink: Real Red, Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • Accessories: Lucky Stars & Square Lattice EF, Hello You Thinlits, Stars Framelits, Star Confetti Punch. Not SU: circle diecut, rhinestones, metal brad.

Cardinal Sympathy

  • Ink: Brown Sugar, Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamps: Beauty of the Season, Woodgrain, Simply Sketched
  • Cardstock: Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Accessories: BlendabilitiesLarge Polka Dot EF, Scallop & Large Oval Punches. Nestabilities Scallop Circle & Circle Dies, ribbon not SU
After embossing the Whisper White with Polka Dot EF, I stamped over it with Woodgrain Background Stamp, mostly cathing the embossed dots. Stamped the branch behind the matted image then lined up the matted image with the branch.

Confetti Star Thanks

  • Stamps: Banner Blast, Dictionary
  • Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Gray
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Pretty in Pink
  • Accessories: Hello You Thinlits, Star Confetti Punch, Banners Punch, Lucky Stars EF, Basic Gray ribbon, Square Lattice EF (you can barely see that banner in the picture)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Lotus Birthday

Stamps: SAB Lotus Blossom, Blooming With Kindness, Basic Black
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Sherbert (I think!?)
Accessories: Washi Tape, Square Lattice EF, Mix & Match Bow dies by Taylored Expressions

Love the Lotus flower - it's a three step stamp. I stamped the flower with cool cantaloupe a the solid background, then strawberry slush as the small detail stamp, and tangerine tango as the large detail stamp.