Friday, February 12, 2016

Sea Wishes


I usually have a hard time creating masculine cards, but today... I'd have to say -- it was so easy. I used a card base from the Watercolor Wishes Kit and the stamp sets from that set plus From land to Sea. 

I used the Circle and Deco Labels Framelits for my focal piece -- and used dimensionals to make it pop from the page.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Watercolor Wishes Kit (card base)
Stamp sets - Watercolor Wishes, From Land to Sea
Ink - Memento, Tip Top Taupe
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - dimensionals, Deco Labels Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Blender Pen

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Birthday Botanicals


I finally got my Big Shot Die Brush.... and it was so glad I did. The leaf petals and the letters for the word 'Happy' on the dies were so easy to extract when using the brush. Whew!

I don't usually buy the DSP, but decided to give it a try... I'm glad I did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Botanical Blooms (center dot on flowers), Birthday Blossoms (word Birthday)
Ink - Basic Black
Paper - Hello Honey, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Little Letters Thinlets, Big Shot Die Brush, glue dots



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Remarkable Memory

So sad to hear of one of my husband's co-workers that passed away from cancer. May God's comfort and peace surround his family.

I decided to create a simple, yet elegant card for his wife. I really like the frame I drew on 3 sides.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Remarkable You, Close As A Memory
Ink - Memento, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Smoky Slate
Paper - Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - ruler, Blender Pen


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Flowering Wonder


I cannot take credit for this layout/design, as I used Kathryn Mangeldorf's card as inspiration for my card.  Here are her cards that she created with the Flowering Fields stamp set:


Thanks Kathryn for your inspiration!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flowering Fields, Rose Wonder
Ink - Memento, Bermuda Bay
Paper - Bermuda Bay DSP, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories - White Grosgrain Ribbon, Blender Pen







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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tin of Leaves


I cannot take credit for this lovely design... when I saw LeeAnn Greff's card on Pinterest.... I just knew I needed to create one of my own.  Thanks LeeAnn for your inspiration!

Here is LeeAnn's card:

I decided to change my card base to blue instead of ivory like LeeAnn's.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Vintage Leaves, Tin of Cards
Ink - Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Paper - Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Accessories - Early Espresso Taffetta Ribbon, Leaflets Framelits


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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Blossoming Wings




This is the first time working with the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  Gee... I have a lot of stamp sets that need to be used! LOL! The butterly's colors are Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder and Night of Navy... lovely combination! The stamp set is a 1-2-3 step stamps that build the butterfly as you work with the stamps.  Pretty cool!

This card was designed for my niece. She used to love pink... now she is more like her Mom where she loves blues and purples.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Watercolor Wings, Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky
Paper - Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories - Brick Wall TIEF, Big Shot, Bold Butterflies Framelits, glue dots

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

TRex Bones


It's been such a long time creating cards again.... it feels good to get back in the swing of things! LOL! This is the first time working with the No Bones About It stamp set.... it's really cute. I LOVING those little leaves that are in the set too.

I created this for my nephew... I'm sure he will love it -- anything dinosaurs! works for me!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - No Bones About It
Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Memento, Old Olive
Paper - Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon


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Tin Butterfly

This is my first time playing with the Butterflies Thinlets from Stampin' Up! Wow...so many intricate little holes!  And... to try to paper-piece this beauty together... I'm glad I had the fine-tip glue pen to adhere the little pieces within the wings.  If you look close, I did cheat a little -- the black is the background piece that I adhered the white cardstock to, so I didn't have to add the black pieces to the butterfly wings.

I added the antenna from the Watercolor Wings stamp set.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Tin of Cards, Watercolor Wings
Ink - Memento
Paper - So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Butterflies Thinlets, Fine-tip Glue Pen



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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Christmas 2015


Yay! The final page is complete for our 2015 scrapbook! I feel like I've accomplished a lot! LOL!
I guess I'm kinda grateful that we didn't do anything from our trip to Hawaii in October to Christmas in December! LOL!  Less to scrapbook! 

This page was really easy to put together. 1) background paper (Green with white dots); 2) the stamp of snow overlay in the background; then 3) the snowman cluster.... and finished off with my photos. Oh, I also added the words "Christmas 2015" to the snowman.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies 
Background - Christmas Snow (Green)
Embellishment - Holiday Hustle (snow overlay); Christmas Cluster (snowman cluster)
Font - Bernard MT Condensed (Red)

Big Island Hawaii

 

 

 

 

Continuing work on our 2015 photobook with our trip to the Big Island of Hawaii in October 2015. We always have such a fun time when we go to Hawaii.... and this trip was no different.  We try to go back each year on our anniversary -- and we celebrated 13 years of marriage this year!

On this trip we did many things offered at the hotel... like taking hula classes and lei-making classes. But, we also took a Mauna Kea (14,000 ft) sunset and stargazing tour!  HIGHLY recommend this -- so very beautiful!

We had a lot of fun... as we always do.

Thanks for looking at my scrapbook pages!

Supplies Used:
Background - SJA Papers
Punch - Square (filled w/ Island Oasis, Brown, Hawaiian Leaf Print); Tasteful Trim (white)
Embellishments - Paradise Found (flowers recolored yellow and white); Flower Brads (White); Grosgrain Ribbon (Brown)
Stamp Brush Set - Paradise Found (leaf and palm tree- brown); Love Story (words - brown)
Font - CK Cutie, Engravers MT and Lavanderia (Brown)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Watercolor Wreath


Sending out a few Thank-you cards for presents given to us this Christmas season. I found inspiration on Pinterest from Jennifer Brum... here is her card:

I just loved the gray/black wreath and how she arranged her banners.... so pretty! Thanks Jennifer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Wondrous Wreath, Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Memento, Smoky Slate
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Banners Framelits, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals




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Monday, December 28, 2015

2016 Calendar

I have finally compiled all the pages that I would like to showcase for my 2016 calendar.  These are all the things we did throughout the 2015 year.  I created the calendar in My Memories Suite, and had them print it as well.

Here are many of the pages you have already seen -- but wanted to showcase them all here for you to see.
Enjoy!













Thanks for a wonderful 2015!
Many Blessings in 2016!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Subway Art Christmas


I cannot take credit for the subway art... it was a downloadable printable from the Blog 'Eighteen25'. You may view their blog here: http://eighteen25.com/2012/11/subway-art-new-colors/

I printed the subway art on Whisper White cardstock and then attached it to Basic Gray. The red closely matched with the color Poppy Parade (which is now retired), so I used that as the base. I then finished my card with the white ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Gray, Poppy Parade
Accessories - White Organza Ribbon, printer, subway art

Snowy Wishes

Here is my card based on a card that I found in the Cardmaker magazine. My card doesn't have all the frills that the magazine one does.... but it was designed using this card here:

I created the sentiment piece in my digital software... My Memories Suite and printed it out on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I designed the rest of my card the traditional way (instead of digital).

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Endless Wishes
Ink - Night of Navy
Paper - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories - My Memories Suite software, Navy Satin Ribbin, glue dots

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Snowman Moneyholder


I needed a money holder and thought to create a cute snowman out of it.

Taking a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I cut it to 8.25" by 7". Next, I scored it on the 3" and 6" mark. To create the circles, I used the Two-Step Owl punch. For the carrot nose, I used the Flower Fair Framelits and just cut out a petal in the shape of a carrot. Cute!

I closed the moneyholder by wrapping it with the Ruby Red ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - glue, Ruby Red Ribbon, Two-Step Owl Punch

Merry Pearls


I just think this card is so very elegant! I cannot take credit for this card either, as I found Kylie's card on Pinterest and just had create one of my own.

Here is Kylie's card:

I used the Balloon Framelit to set my pearls to make sure it was circular.  I used my tweezers to place each individual pearl... it took a lot of time and I'm sure I lost of few in the process. Haha (that's what vacuums are for - right?) But... I know I will only create one card like this -- those pearls aren't cheap! BUT... I fell in love with Kylie's. Just Beautiful!

I white embossed the sentiment on Night of Navy cardstock, then added my pearls using the balloon framelit as my template. Next was adding the ribbon - silver for the "string" and white for the bow. The center of the bow did look a bit plain, but I didn't have bells to place there.  I instead used some Frosted Finishes Embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Many Merry Messages
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Night of Navy
Accessories - Basic Pearls, White Organza Ribbon, Silver Ribbon, Frosted Finishes, glue dots, tweezers, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder




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Lovely Wishes


I needed a moneyholder for my adult niece for Christmas.  I saw a similar layout on Pinterest, so wanted to use the same layout... with my own stamps and supplies. Sponging is not my strong suit, but wanted to create a winter scene with what I had. I used a mask to space out my snow mounds, and then I stamped the tree from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I think I did okay with the shading, but... I know with practice I could do better.

I know my niece will like it anyway... it's green - her favorite color!

I cut my 8.5x11 paper to 8.25x 7.  I then scored along the 3" and then 6" marks to get the moneyholder size.

Thanks for looking.

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Lovely As A Tree, Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Illuminate
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Accessories - Dazzling Details, Smooch Illuminate, Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon, glue dots, sponge daubers, Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF



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Joyful Wreath

I have wanted to use my brick wall TIEF for quite some time now... I just hadn't figured out what to do with it yet.  Well... here it is!  I love it! I hope to create more cards using this texture background.

I also used the 'Joy' framelit from the Wonderful Wreath Framelit set with my gold foil sheet. Beautifully elegant!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Wondrous Wreath
Paper - Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Big Shot, Brick Wall TIEF, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots



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Good Tree


I needed a quick Christmas Card for a wonderful friend (of my Mom's) who sent me a Christmas card for the first time. She has been a great listener and friend to me ever since my Mom passed away (Feb 2014). I was so touched that she thought of me (and my husband) this Christmas.

So... looking through all my lovely creations over the years... I CASED a card using the stamp set Lovely As A Tree -- one of my favorites! The original card was done with Soft Suede and White cardstock.... so I changed it a bit, using Blackberry Bliss. It is as beautiful as my original ... but also unique with the Blackberry color.

Thanks for stopping by!

Merry Christmas!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Good Greetings
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Versamark
Accessories - Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon


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Lovely Greetings


I LOVE how this card came out.  Although, I cannot take credit for this... when I saw Heather Telford's card, I just had to try and create one of my own.

Here is her lovely card:

Now, I will try and explain how I created this wonderful card. I used the masking technique. So, starting with the background... I masked off where I wanted the snow to start. Then, I stamped the tree stamp and then sponged Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder and Rich Razzleberry all over the background. I removed the mask... and re-positioned it down a bit. Now I stamped the big tree. Next, I only used Wisteria Wonder on the snow drifts shading in more toward the masked edge than up. Now... re-position the mask again downward... and sponge with Wisteria Wonder again. Last step was to sponge Illuminating Ink all over the background and snow drifts to bring a little sparkle to the scene. And you're done!

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Good Greetings
Ink - Black Staz-on, Illuminating, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride
Paper - Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories - sponge daubers, White Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF


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Snowman Wishes


Isn't my snowman cute! I love snowmen... just not the very very cold blustery days! =)
I saw Sheila Oliver's snowman punch art on Pinterest -- and just had to make one of my own.
Here is her card:


Thanks Shelia for your inspiration.

To create my snowman, I used a circle, cut in half for his head. For his carrot nose, I used one of the Flower Fair Framelits and cut one of the petals to resemble a nose. Next, I used the Two-Step Owl Punch for his eyes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Endless Wishes
Ink - Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Paper - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories - Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, Banner Framelits, Decorative Dots TIEF, dmensionals, Two-Step Owl Punch, Circle Cutting System (non-SU), Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon

Santa Moneyholder


This money holder was created using two pieces of inspiration. Both from Pinterest, one is from Amy Koenders for her very detailed instructions on how she created her money holder card using the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Tool and the Envelope Punch Board.  The other, is from Katie Legge with her lovely Santa belly band closure.

Here are their photos and their links to their sites:
Amy gives very detailed instructions on how to recreate this lovely money holder. You may view the instructions here: http://stampwithamyk.com/2013/09/27/envelope-punch-board-money-holder-tutorial-new-everyday-occasions-cardmaking-kit/



Thanks ladies for your wonderful inspiration!

I created 8 of them for a few of our nieces and nephews.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set - Occasional Quotes, word 'JOY' (non-SU)
Ink - Versamark, Memento
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black, Gold Foil
Accessories - Curly Label Punch, Petite Curly Label Punch, Heat Tool, Simply Scored Tool, Envelope Punch Board, Champange Embossing Powder, Sweet Sadie Washi Tape

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Cards 2015


These are the cards we sent out for Christmas 2015. I used my My Memories Suite to create the pages of the card, and had them printed through My Memories. They look fabulous!

Merry Christmas!
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:

My Memories Software
Stamp Brush Sets - Lovely As A Tree, Hello December Project Life
Paper - Cherry Cobbler

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