Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Many Reasons

I really like the new Stylish Stems framelits that coordinate with the new Special Reason stamp set. Although, I do have to say that I'm sad that the sentiments are so small in the stamp set.

For the 'Thank You' one.... I used the stamp set Thankful Thoughts... which, I feel is more the size you need for each card.

But, I wanted to show that I could create many reasons to like this set -- A Birthday, A Congratulations and a Thank You card!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Special Reason, Thankful Thoughts
Ink - Memento
Paper - Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems, Die Brush, Precision Plate, dimensionals, glue dots

Sending Swirls

 


When I saw Sue Vine's card on Pinterest... it was so very beautiful, I had to try one of my own. I used different colors and sentiment stamp, but as you can see I used her lovely layout of flowers.
My card is for my Aunt who recently had knee surgery and is now recuperating at home... so I wanted cheerful colors to brighten her day.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sending Thoughts, Swirly Bird
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Magnetic Plate, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, glue dots

Friday, April 21, 2017

Confirmation Cross

 






The photo on the right is what I found on Pinterest. I immediately thought of Confirmation when I saw this card.  Thanks Susanne Kalisch for your wonderful inspiration. The card on the left is my creation.... using red as that is the color of confirmation.

The dove is from the stamp "Easter Dove".... I just used scissors to cut the dove out.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set - Easter Dove
Ink - Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, Die Brush, Circles Collection Framelits, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, scissors, dimensionals

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Botanical Wonder

Working with the Rose Garden Thinlits to try to use them in a different way.... I came up with only using the negative piece from the leave thinlit to create my card.  As you can see I used the leaf thinlit twice.

I used Botanical Gardens DSP for the front piece and the leaf cutout as well.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Memento
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Thick Black Twine

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Basket Treats


When I saw these little basket treats on Pinterest. I just had to create some for Easter for my family.
I used the Basket Bunch stamp set along with the Basket Builder Framelits to create them. I purchased the Lindt chocolate bunnies and chicks from Target... they fit right in!

I have to give credit to Amy Koenders for giving me the dimensions and cutting/scoring directions for the basket part. Thanks Amy!

To create this basket, you will need a piece of cardstock 1.5 x 2.75 inches. Score this piece at the .75 and 2 inch mark... and .25 inch along both top and bottom. Cut along the score lines at the top and bottom pieces and also diagonally....like this photo (Thanks Amy!).

Now, I first assembled the front and back portion of the die-cut baskets together before attaching the middle piece you see above. At first attempt.... I just used double-sided sticky tape. Well, let's just say it didn't hold together really well. So, the second attempt.... I used the fine-tip glue pen. And, although you need to hold it together for the count of 10 before moving on to the next section to be glued... this worked out well for me.

I added the flowers and the ribbon last after they dried. I finished it off by placing the chocolate chick and bunnies inside.

Hope you enjoy this and Have a Blessed Easter!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Basket Bunch
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach
Accessories - Big Shot, Basket Builder Framelits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Fine-tip Glue Pen, Glue Dots, Lindt Chocolates, Metallic Ribbon (gold)

Easter Basket

Daffodil's and tulips remind me of spring and the rebirth of the earth from the cold and deary days of winter. Easter is also a reminder of a new beginning... when Jesus rose from the dead! HE is Risen! Alleluia!

The stamp set 'Basket Bunch' and coordinating framelits 'Basket Builder' help create several different options. It was difficult to figure out which stamp I wanted to use for my Easter card. The stamp set has bunnies, chicks, eggs, a basket, a carrot and flowers to choose from. The coordinating framelits allow each to be die-cut too. Easy!

Now, I gave myself a daunting task.... to create 20 of these beauties. So, YES.... I had to stamp and die-cut each leaf, stem, flower and basket!  I added shading to my flowers using the daffodil marker too!

Hope all of you have a Blessed Easter!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Basket Bunch, Something to Celebrate
Ink - Memento, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Basket Builder Framelits, glue dots, Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon, scissors

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Inside the Garden


Adult Coloring meets Stampin' Up!  With the 'Inside the Lines' DSP (Designer Series Paper) you can color the paper (or leave it blank) to create custom cards specific to your color combo. Coloring the paper is easy... with colored pencils (like I used here), markers, watercolor pencils, or ink and the AquaPainter.

I saw this beauty on Pinterest and got inspiration from it. Sorry there is no name attached to the photo... if this is your card, I would love to give you credit. Thanks for your inspiration!



Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Avant Garden
Ink - Memento
Paper - Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Inside the Lines DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Basic Black Thick Twine, glue dots

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Special Stems

This card was so easy to create with the new Stylish Stems Framelits. I placed both the stem and flower framelit on the Whisper White cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot at the same time. I then placed the beautiful Falling in Love DSP (Designer Series Paper) behind the white cardstock and then attached that to a piece of Old Olive paper.

The Stylish Stems Framelits coordinate with the Special Reason stamp set... which I used the sentiment from.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Special Reason
Ink - Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Whisper White, Falling in Love DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stems Framelits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Dimensionals, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Better Bunch

I just had to create this cute bunny for my niece, Miranda. She's 10 now, but when she was younger she loved anything with bunnies on it. Not sure if she's that obsessed with bunnies now, but this cute one reminded me of her! Love you Randy P!

I paired the bunny from the Basket Bunch stamp set with the sentiments from the Better Together stamp set. I think this sentiment brings out the whimsical feeling of bunnies hopping around! =)

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Sets - Basket Bunch, Better Together
Ink - Memento, Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo
Paper - Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Basket Builder Framelits, glue dot, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Celebrating 10


 

I saw Debbie Mageed's card on Pinterest... and I so loved her kitty that I wanted to try creating one of my own.  Thanks Debbie for your inspiration.  I used the same "Celebrate Today" stamp set that she did as well.

To create the kitty, I used the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out the body, tummy, feet (cut in half) and tail sections (to create the curve...and just used scissors to round out the tip). I used the Owl Two-step punch for the circle for the mouth. And for the ears, I used the May Flower Framelits -- the leaf framelit -- once in yellow and than in white. I used markers to add the stripes, mouth and whiskers. Finally with pearls.... colored them black with staz-on ink for the eyes.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set: Celebrate Today
Ink - Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Black Staz-on, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Die Brush, Circles Collection Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, Little Letters Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, Basic Pearls, Thick Black Twine, Two-step Owl Punch, scissors


Monday, March 27, 2017

Leaf Wonder

 

I got inspiration for my card from Mary Brown. Thanks Mary!

As you can see I changed a few things from Mary's card to mine to make it my own!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Mint Macaron
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Tip Top Taupe, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, dimensionals

Friday, March 24, 2017

Sublime Sorbet


It's been a while since I participated in a blog sketch challenge, so I thought to give this one from Freshly Made Sketches a try. (FMS274).  You can find their blog here along with all the cards created with this sketch here:

Thanks Freshly Made Sketches for your inspirational sketch! Even though I chose to switch my card to landscape instead of keeping it portrait.

My sister-in-law has an RV where she has been traveling with her kids to see the 50 states. I thought the Sublime stamp set would be perfect for her. I paired the stamp set with a retired SU Designer Series Paper (DSP) -- Sweet Sorbet. 

I used an AquaPainter to color in the RV using colors within the DSP that I used.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - You're Sublime
Ink - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Memento
Paper - Pool Party, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories - Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, AquaPainter

Falling Details

The Falling in Love DSP (Designer Series Paper) is really pretty with the bokeh effect on a few of the papers. Pair it with the So Detailed Thinlits... and I believe you have a winner!

I used Sweet Sugarplum and Very Vanilla cardstock to match the paper.

Even though the card (I think) is elegant enough, I chose to add pearls to the ribbon to enhance the beauty of it.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - So In Love
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Falling In Love DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Basic Pearls, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lovely Details

What a beautifully detailed piece to add to cards. I'm speaking of the 'So Detailed' thinlits. See how I just added the thinlit and it just finishes off the card.... no need to add anything more.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - So In Love
Ink - Soft Suede
Paper - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Accessories - Big Shot, So Detailed Thinlits, Precision Plate, Die Brush

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tualatin River Greenway

 


While Mike's parents were visiting us in Tualatin Oregon, we spent a few days walking along the Tualatin River Greenway. It was such a lovely walking trail with many places to relax and just sit along the river as well as along the trail. What was cool about it, was that it was an interpretive trail showcasing the end of the last Ice Age. 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Autumn Blessings Mini - leaves (SyrenaE)
Embellishments - Blessed Be Pink -vine corner (MyMem); Seam Binding (Stampin'Up!); Ode to Springtime Mini - flower (OvrThFnc); A Mother's Love - flower (OvrThFnc)
Punch - Square (white)
Font - Cooper Black and CK Honey (Green)

Naval Air Station Museum

 

When we took Mike's parents to Tillamook Oregon, we stopped at the Naval Air Station Museum. It was cool to walk around Hangar B and to visualize what it was used for back in WWII (holding the navy blimps). Today, it houses around 20 aircrafts... one is the Erickson - Aero Spacelines Mini Guppy...which we were able to go into. Mike's Dad saw an army jeep that he drove during his days in the Army.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Be Proud (RvMcSou)
Embellishments - Made in America - spray of stars (kbs48)
Punch - Star (white); Square (white)
Font - Cambria (blue)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tillamook Cheese Factory



In May 2016, we took Mike's parents to Tillamook Oregon to see the Cheese Factory and the Naval Air Station Museum. Here are the pages on the Cheese Factory.... where we got to take a tour of the factory, eat samples of cheese and then have lunch. For lunch, we had Grilled Cheese sandwiches with fries and Mac N Cheese. We topped the trip off with some wonderful ice cream! Yum!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software
Background - Like Sunshine (mhtdesigns)
Embellishments - Sweet Shop - ice cream cones (Stampin' Up!)
Stamps -  Happy Together - line (Stampin' Up!); All Time Fav - spoon and spatula (Stampin' Up!)
Font - Calisto (blue)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Bandon Oregon2016

 

 

Continuing with our 2016 photobook here with our trip to Bandon Oregon in March 2016. We spent the weekend at the coast checking out the lighthouses along our route, going the the wildlife park and celebrating my birthday at a nice restaurant by the ocean. It was wonderful even though it rained a bit. The motel that we stayed at was right on the coast, and our room had a fantastic view of the ocean and a short walk down to the beach.  It was fantastic!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software

Background - Dog Days of Summer (Stina)
Embellishments - Summer Vacation -rope fence (LinJane); Blossoming Beauty Double Flowers (MyMem)
Punch - Flag (yellow, white and blue)
Text - Boulder (white); Vivaldi (blue)

LongBeach Aquarium

 

Well, let's just say I've been procrastinating a lot lately. A few weeks ago, I decided to start working on our 2016 photobook -- of places we have visited or things we have done in 2016. So, with that said, with these pages, I've scrapbooked our Long Beach California trip in January 2016.We went to the Aquarium of the Pacific with Mike's sister and her family along with Mike's parents. The kids enjoyed touching the sting rays. My favorite is the jellyfish... along with the raccoon butterflyfish!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite software

Background - Down By The Seashore (MyMem)
Embellishments - Round Button (Stampin' Up!); Summer Vacation - blue rope (LinJane); Blog Train About 2016 - Starfish (LouiseL); Down By The Seashore- stingray and starfish (MyMem); To The Beach - Octopus (KJDdsgn)
Text - Engravers MT and Segoe Print(dark blue)

Monday, February 27, 2017

Bloom Together

 

When I saw Krista Prattin's Artisan Card I just knew I had to create one of my own. I am wondering how she created her background with the stamp though.... mine looks too wide. I chose to use different colors for my card to make it my own.  Thanks Krista for your inspiration!

I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to try and get the background stamping even. The stamp is stamped twice wide and 5x down to create the background piece.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Botanical Blooms, Better Together
Ink - Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Cherry Blossoms

When I saw the leaves stamp in the Falling Flowers stamp set... I felt they would work great as branches of a tree. With the addition of the flowers in that same stamp set ----I've turned it into a Cherry Blossom tree!

Cherry Blossoms remind me of the the coming spring and everything being in bloom....as well as thoughts of love. So I felt it perfect for a Valentine's Day card for my hubby!
I love him so very much!

I embossed the leaves in white, as well as the sentiment. I added the blossoms with glue dots.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Falling Flowers, Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Versamark, Pink Pirouette
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, May Flowers Framelits, glue dots, White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool

Monday, February 13, 2017

Paisley Wonder

I wanted to use the supplies I had to create a birthday card for my Aunt. She will be turning 70! I didn't want to showcase her age... but I felt that the Paisley Petals DSP (Designer Series Paper --  retired) fit the occasion.

I cut out a portion of the DSP for the flower on the frame. I used dimensionals to make the flower pop up from the frame.

I paired the DSP with the Rose Wonder stamp 'Happy Birthday' -- It was a great fit.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Marina Mist
Paper - Marina Mist, Whisper White, Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories - scissors, dimensionals

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Yearly Banner

The 'Time of Year' stamp set is a great set for masculine cards (in my opinion). Not too mushy with the sentiments and hardly any flowers.

This one is for my brother-in-law.

Thanks for taking a look.


Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Time of Year
Ink - Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Bunch of Banners Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon

Botanical Scribbles


I saw Sharon Burkert's card on Pinterest, and fell in love with the colors. Now as I did not have the specific background paper that she had... I used DSP from the 'It's My Party' for my card. The sentiment is a stamp from the Birthday Banners set. I just used portions of the stamp to place the 'birthday' underneath the 'happy' (as the stamp is all on one line).

Here is Sharon's card:

Thanks so much for your inspiration!

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Memento
Paper - Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Swirly Scribbles, Basic Pearls, glue dots

Monday, February 6, 2017

Paisley Birthday

I have to say, using Designer Series Paper makes quick work with creating a lovely card. Here, I used a portion of the Paisley Petals DSP and paired it with the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

With a touch of ribbon detail....the card is complete!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Paisley Petals DSP
Accessories - Early Espresso Stitched Ribbon

Swirly Thoughts

This thank you card uses the Swirly Bird stamp set, the matching Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.

The biggest flower swirl I had to cut using scissors, but all the rest of the flowers and leaves have a corresponding thinlit.

Thanks for taking the time for a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Swirly Bird, Thankful Thoughts
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Memento
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits, glue dots, scissors, Die Brush

Monday, January 23, 2017

Minnie 1

Turning 1 is such a wonderful birthday to celebrate! I chose a Disney Minnie theme for my card to her.
I used the envelope punch board to create the bow. I cut a strip of Melon Mambo at 1"  and then punched the curves to create the bow.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DSP, Whisper White
Accessories - Envelope Punch Board, Large Numbers Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots, Circles Collection Framelits

Birthday Tree

It's a very snowy day here in Cleveland Ohio... I so want to be on the beach soaking up the sun! So, what better way to boost my spirits then to create a beach scene with my Stampin' Supplies!

I see so many opportunities to use the Totally Tree stamp set. I hope to use it through all the seasons this year!

Tip: When using a dark color as I did for the tree leaves (garden green)... I always stamp on a scrap piece of paper prior to stamping on the tree. This way, you will still be able to see the lovely detail of the leaves under the green color.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Totally Trees, Birthday Banners
Ink - Garden Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Flower Birthday Years












I get many of my card inspirations from online, and this layout/design was one of them. Thanks to ZoeR on Splitcoaststampers website... I loosely used your design to create my own with the tools I had. Thanks ZoeR!

Here is her card:

I used Sweet Sugarplum and white for my card as my niece likes purple and blue!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Number of Years, Falling Flowers, Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Sweet Sugarplum
Paper - Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Large Number Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, dimensionals

Monday, January 16, 2017

Robot

Pairing the Houndstooth TIEF (Texture Impressions Embossing Folder) with the Silver Foil Sheets creates a great metal-looking background for this card with my robot stamp from the 'Boys Will Be Boys' stamp set!

I used the AquaPainter with Smoky Slate ink to color in my robot.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Boys Will Be Boys
Ink - Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Silver Foil Sheets, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Houndstooth TIEF, AquaPainter

Detailed Banners

I saw a few cards on Pinterest where they used the Detailed Floral Thinlits and paper-pieced different colors within the die-cut piece. All I can say is... wow! that takes a lot of patience and a delicate hand! I ruined my first attempt with the tiny pieces inside the flowers. So... I decided to paper-piece behind the die-cut, so I didn't need to deal with very tiny pieces.

I chose these soft but bright colors to brighten up the deary days of winter. I sure hope my Aunt (and GodMom) loves it!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Birthday Banners
Ink - Peekaboo Peach
Paper - Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Die Brush, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Snappy Day

This is a get-well card for my cousin who was involved in a hit-n-run and she broke her back. She is an amazing lovely lady... where one would be feeling sorry for herself, here she is making jokes and making the most of this awful situation. She is an inspiration to us all. She was fitted for a brace for her back, and she has lovingly referred to it as her lobster brace (it's not red, but white). So, in the same vein as a lobster.... I chose to send her a crab for her get-well card!
May she continue to recover quickly!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - You're Sublime
Ink - Real Red, Memento
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red DSP
Accessories - Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Floral Phrases

The Detailed Floral Thinlits, Flourishing Phrases stamp set and the Stitched Ribbon. Beautiful!  I am experiencing a bit of trouble with getting the pieces out after running the thinlits through my Big Shot. Maybe I just need a shim (extra piece of paper in my sandwich before running it through the Big Shot). =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Flourishing Phrases
Ink - Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Die Brush, Precision Plate, Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon, Rhinestone, glue dot
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