Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Harvest Leaves

I saw a card on Pinterest that had a flower on top and bottom with writing in the middle.  I liked that look a lot, so decided to create a Thanksgiving card with the same placement.

I stamped the leaf print around the border of the Cajun Craze background piece.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Harvest Home, Vintage Leaves
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
Accessories - Seam Binding Ribbon (Very Vanilla)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veteran Thanks

I found inspiration for this card from Pinterest... I really liked how the placement/layout of the circled sentiment was on 'Scrapaholicbond26's' (Splitcoaststampers member name) card.
Here is her card:

In trying to create the circled sentiment piece, I used My Memories Suite digital software. I did find that it's easier to create sentiments that curve in MMS rather than in my old MDS (My Digital Studio).  With MMS, you just create your text inside a text box and then.... select a button on the right-hand side of the screen that says "Curve".  Once this button is selected you can choose 'Inside Circle' or 'Outside Circle'. So much easier than 'Attaching it to Shape'.  Although, if you look closely... the text isn't as smooth curving as I know it is when you 'Attach to Shape'.  But... it still looks great!

I chose to use a Patriotic flag image behind the sentiment in the middle. I did this by bringing down the opacity of the image... thus the words stand out.

Once complete in MMS, I printed it out on Whisper White cardstock and finished the card the traditional way.  I used the Square Lattice TIEF for the embossed background and adhered the stars and circle sentiment with dimensionals and glue dots to make them 'pop'.

Happy Veterans Day to All Who Serve/Have Served! Thank You!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used
MMS - Patriotic Tissue (flag); Font (bookman old style, arial and cordial in Black); Star punch
Paper - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Star Punch, Taffeta Ribbon (Soft Suede), dimensionals, glue dots

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Happy Sprinkles

My niece LOVES ice cream and pink, so I incorporated that in this card! =)
I used the new Curvy Trio Punch to create the tag and used the Tree Builder Punch to cut out the ice cream scoops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Sprinkles of Life
Ink - Memento, Watermelon Wonder
Paper - Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Basic Gray DSP, Blushing Bride
Accessories - Tree Builder Punch, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Organza Ribbon (Whisper White)

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Woodgrain Blossoms

I wanted to create a card using my new stamp set 'Birthday Blossoms'.  And how appropriate it is for my Aunt's birthday!
I embossed the top and bottom of my white paper before stamping the sentiment in-between. Not sure if you can see it in my photo, though.
At first I stamped each flower with the corresponding ink that went with the paper, but thought the flowers didn't really 'pop' off the paper.  So, I finally stamped them all in Early Espresso to make the definition stand out.
I punch each flower out using the pansy punch and cut each leaf with scissors.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp Set - Birthday Blossoms
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Pansy Punch, scissors, glue dots

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Tin of Boys

My nephew LOVES Legos, so when the new stamp set 'Boys Will Be Boys' came out... I knew I had to get this set.  Who doesn't like playing with Legos?

I stamped the image and sentiment in Black Staz-on and colored the Legos in with the Aqua Painter.

The strip of striped paper is from the Brights DSP collection.

Thanks for taking a look.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Boys Will Be Boys, Tin of Cards
Ink - Black Staz-on, Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Real Red DSP
Accessories - Aqua Painter, Taffeta Ribbon (Real Red)

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Friday, November 6, 2015

Irresistible Pennant

When I saw Becky Jensen's card... I just had to create one for myself using the stamp sets and supplies I had.  Thanks Becky for your inspiration!
Here is Becky's fabulous card:

Now, as you can see I changed just a few things, but kept the general layout the same.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Perfect Pennants
Ink - Versamark, Lost Lagoon
Paper - Basic Black, Irresistibly Yours DSP
Accessories - White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Satin Ribbon (Lost Lagoon), Baker's Twine (Whisper White), Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Brayer

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Best of Spring

I saw a similar card (in blue) that used white embossing on a light blue cardstock and watercoloring in dark blue.  I wanted to try to create one using pink.

I stamped the image with Versamark and used White Embossing powder on Pink Pirouette cardstock.

I then used my Aqua Painter to watercolor the leaves (Old Olive) and flower (Melon Mambo).

I got the chance to use my Curvy Corner Trio Punch for the first time -- makes for a more feminine card.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best Thoughts, Circle of Spring
Ink - Versamark, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Accessories - White Embossing powder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Corner Round Punch, Taffeta Ribbon (Melon Mambo)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tualatin Crawfish Festival


Continuing my work on our 2015 photobook with our visit to the Tualatin Crawfish Festival. It was a great community get-together with food booths, live music, a marathon, business vendors... and of course.... Crawfish!  It was our first time for trying crawfish, so it was a bit unsettling for me to see the heads and feet still on.  BUT... once you get the feet and heads off -- the meat tasted good. I do have to say that it was a lot of work for the little bit of meat that you do get.  Not sure if we will go back next year. At least we can say 'Yes we tried it!' =)

Supplies used:
background - Crumb Cake
Stamp Brush Sets - Natural Composition Overlays
Embellishments - Country Sunflowers (twine and tag); Life's a Beach (crab)
Punch - Square (filled w/July Blog Train DSP); Tasteful Trim (filled w/blue)
Font - Beach and Beetle (brown)

Monday, November 2, 2015

Wonderful Day

Here is the card I created for my sister and her family -- who just moved into their new home in Colorado! I have to say, this is not my own creation.  When I saw Heather Klump's card, I just new I had to CASE it.  Thanks Heather for your wonderful creation!
Here is her card:

Now that I see her card again... I notice that her houses do not go off the edge.  Hmm... does mine look bad with that one house being cut off.  Maybe I should add another house to the right side. Hmm... decisions, decisions.

I know my sister will love the card! So excited for her and her family to start a new chapter in their lives.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - You Brighten My Day, Simply Wonderful
Ink - Versamark, Lost Lagoon
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler DSP, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Twine (Cherry Cobbler); Two-Step Owl Punch (heart), scissors; White Emboss powder, Heat Tool, dimensionals

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Continuing my work on our 2015 photobook with our trip to Seaside, Oregon with Mike's parents.

I used the October Progressive Digi-Scrap Challenge to complete these two pages, you may view the 4 steps here:

Supplies Used:
Background - soft blue
Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (#7 - gray, #8 - dark blue twice); Texture (light brown); Natural Composition Overlays (#9 -light brown); French Foliage (dark blue)
Embellishments - Dreams4EverDesigns (leaf); Seam Binding Ribbon (Crumb Cake);Like Sunshine (twine recolored blue);Sycamore Street (button recolored light blue); Basic Rhinestones; Monogram; Vacation (starfish)
Punch - Flag (tan)
Font - Beach (blue)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sprinkles of Life

I saw this color combination on the ColourQ Blog from a while back ago, and thought it would create a lovely card. (Daffodil, Coral, Suede, White).

I used retired washi tape for the yellow striped border.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Tin of Cards
Ink - Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories - Tree Builder Punch, Basic Rhinestones, scissors, Sweet Dreams washi tape

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Thursday, October 22, 2015


I created this page for the October Scraplift Challenge on the SplitCoastStampers website. You may view the challenge here:

With this challenge Sharon gave us a Fall Gallery to look through and choose something that worked for us. I have to tell you there were a few pages that I'd like to scraplift from this gallery.
This is the page I scraplifted from (BonitaKat):

Here are the supplies I used:
Background - Seasons (autumn)
Punch - Square (filled w/brown,yellow,white, Hawaiian Leaf DSP, Island Oasis DSP)
Embellishments - Paradise Found (flowers recolored yellow and white); Flower Brads (white)
Stamp Brush Sets - Paradise Found (leaf - brown and white); School Days (boxed checkmark - brown)
Font - Bernard MT Condensed and Franklin Gothic (brown)

Dreamy Card

LOL! I'm laughing at my title of my card! I usually use a word from each stamp set that is shown on the card.  The stamp sets here are 'Tin of Cards' and 'World of Dreams'. Well, the only thing I could come up with was 'Dreamy Card'.

BUT... it kinda fits, as this card is an anniversary card for Mike's parents who will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary! wow!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Tin of Cards, World of Dreams
Ink - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Memento
Paper - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Organza Ribbon (Whisper White); Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), glue dots, sponge dauber, circle punch

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Vintage Thoughts - CTS137

I thought I would play with this sketch that I saved from August on the CAS(E) This Sketch Blog (CTS137).  You may view the challenge here:

I love the fall and I love my husband... so I incorporated fall leaves in this card for my husband celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary. =)

I had first thought to add the dotted lace trim along the edges of the white.... horror -- NOT a good look for a masculine card! LOL! I'm glad I changed it to be just the Delightful Dijon cardstock. whew!

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Vintage Leaves, Best Thoughts
Ink - Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Paper - Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, glue dots, scissors

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Warm Flowers

I LOVE fall colors!!! The cooler weathers bringing in beautiful colored leaves -- autumn is a favorite for me.  So, in using fall-ish colors was a good choice for this card.

I saw this layout in the Cardmaker magazine and wanted to create with it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Flower Patch
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Flower Fair Framelits, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Simply Scored Tool, Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon), glue dots

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Boy with Dreams

Not sure who I created this card for... I just had to play with my new stamp set "World of Dreams".  I paired it with the sentiment from "Boys will be Boys".  (Thus, you see why I named the card!)

I love the masking technique with the sponging on cards.  I don't do this often, but the effect is stunning.  On this particular card it almost looks like it's dusk outside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - World of Dreams, Boys Will Be Boys
Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Paper - Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Accessories - sponge daubers, Taffetta Ribbon (Soft Suede - retired), glue dots

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Iris Gardens


Okay, one more... and I'll be done posting for today.  Here is a double-page spread of our trip to the Schneider Iris Gardens in May 2015.  I think I'm finished with May activities for our 2015 photobook now! Yay!  Still.... no caught up, but I'm not as far behind as I was 2 years ago! Ha!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Background - gray
Stamp Brush Sets - Twitterpated (chicken wire background - gray); Earth Laugh's (flower - gray); Glimmer Kit (banner - gray); Banner Blast (flower - vanilla)
Punch - Square (filled w/Vanilla)
Embellishment - Pearls (recolored yellow)
Font - Lover's Quarrel and Duchess (black)

Memorial Park


Feels so good to get another double-page spread complete for our 2015 photobook.  As you can see I'm working on May 2015... where we took a picnic in a park.

Never forget those who sacrificed their lives for ours! And THANKS for all those who are serving now and for those that have served! You ARE appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background - Real Red
Stamp Brush Set - Decorative Overlays (white)
Punch - Square (filled w/Night of Navy and White); Star (filled w/ White)
Embellishments - Staples and Stitches (white)
Font - Modern Number 20 (white); LD Glorious (Red); Jolt 44 (Red); LD Shelly Print (White) 



It's been a few weeks since I created a double-page spread for our 2015 photobook.  Not sure what it was... I just didn't have the motivation to do any pages.  Well, I'm happy to say I got some creativity back.  yay!

Here is page from our evening with our friends at their cabin in the woods.  If you've been following my blog, you might remember that I created a 12x12 calendar page using those cute little hiking boots... along with a few photos.  I thought to keep some elements from the calendar for the double-page spread and changed many items to give it a different feel.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Background - Smoky Slate
Embellishments - May Flowers Mini (vine of flowers recolored yellow and purple)
Stamp Brush Sets - Ink Splatter (dark gray) Happiness Is (words - brown; triangles - painted blue, purple and yellow; arrow -brown); Happy Camper Memories (boot - brown)
Punch - Heart (blue, purple and yellow)
Font - Comic Sans (brown)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Penguin PunchArt

I totally LOVE this little guy! Isn't he so cute!  I cannot take credit for this cute design though.  I saw Deborah Wright's penguin card on Pinterest and just had to try and create one for myself with the supplies I had.
Here is Deborah's card:

Thanks Deborah for your inspiration!

I used the Ovals Collection Framelits for the body, and feet; the heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch for the beak; the Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die for the white part of the eyes; the Two-Step Oval punch for the black part of eyes, as well as the white dots for the eyes; and the Flower Fair Framelits for the hair plume.

I used the Northern Flurry TIEF on both the background and the tummy.

Although you may not be able to see it in my photo... I did use Dazzling Details on the edge of the white strip to resemble snow.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Circle of Spring
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Big Shot, Northern Flurry TIEF, Ovals Framelits, Flower Fair, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Two-Step Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, dimensionals, Dazzling Details

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Petal Sampler

I saw this cute sketch I found on Pinterest that I wanted to try out.  I really struggled with this card, but I love how it turned out.

I had trouble with the flowers.  I first stamped them on white cardstock, but it didn't look right.  Then I stamped the same color ink as the cardstock... still not what I wanted.  Finally, I used darker inks on the colored cardstock... they really stand out now.

I also chose to ink the sentiment in Crumb Cake instead of Tip Top Taupe.  When using the ink... it seems too dark compared to the cardstock.

I'm glad my perseverance paid off... this is such a cute card. I'm sure my friend will love it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Six Sided Sampler, Petite Petals, Peaceful Petals
Ink - Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow
Paper - Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Mossy Meadow DSP, Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Petite Petals Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon), Organza Ribbon (Whisper White), scissors

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Monday, September 21, 2015


Here is a great card that I created for my niece... who is in to soccer.  I cannot take credit for the design of the card... that honor goes to Cathy Cains.  I saw her card on Pinterest and fell in love with it, so had to make one of my own.  I changed it a little... but most of it the same.

Here's Cathy's card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Boys Will Be Boys (sentiment)
Ink - Black Staz-on
Paper - Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Hexagon Punch, Square Lattice TIEF, Big Shot, Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black), Banners Framelits, Circle Cutting System (non-SU)

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Sports Birthday

Our nephew has played many sports throughout the years, so I wanted to create something around the theme of sports.  When I saw Martha Inchley's card... I just had to try to recreate it.
Here is Martha's card:
While, Martha used letter die-cuts and stamps or DSP underneath each letter, I wanted to use my digital software. Thanks Martha for your inspiration!

First, I created my own DSP (Designer Series Paper) within the software using the Stamp Brush Set - Great Sport. For each individual letter, I created a different sport theme paper (well, as you can see... I used the basketball one twice on my card).  Now that the DSP was done, it was just a matter of aligning the letter punches on the paper and filling them with the newly designed DSP.  I made the background a gray color, so that the 'c' and 'r' would stand out from the background.

I then printed the panel on Whisper White cardstock and finished the card by matting it on Basic Black cardstock and then on to the Pumpkin Pie card front.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Great Sport
Font - Arial Black (Basic Black)

Paper - Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Watercolor Leaves

I wanted to create a masculine card for my father-in-law who had cataract surgery on his eye (yes, he will need his other eye done too).  I believe with the combination of colors and chevron TIEF I nailed it!
It's sometimes hard for me to create masculine cards, but with this card... I had a surprisingly easy go of it.  Maybe it had something to do with the leaves stamp set -- I LOVE leaves.
I achieved the colors on the leaves by coloring them in with markers -- yellow first, then green, orange and finally red.

Thanks for taking a peek!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Vintage Leaves, Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso
Paper - Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Chevron TIEF, Leaflets Framelits, Taffeta Ribbon (Old Olive), dimensionals

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Fair Garden

With my niece's birthday coming soon, and looking at Pinterest boards for a cute card, when I saw Hannelie Bester's card.... I just had to create something similar for myself.  Her's is so striking with the blue glitter behind her flower.  Thanks Hannelie for your inspiration!  Here is her card:

I used the Flower Fair Framelits to make my flower with 3 layers of flower.  I used my scissors to cut each petal to make the flower more defined too.  I love how it came out!  I hope my niece loves it too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Flower Patch, Celebrate Today
Ink - Delightful Dijon, Garden Green
Paper - Delightful Dijon, Garden Green DSP, Whisper White, Naturals White 
Accessories - Square Punch, Corner Round Punch, scissors, Flower Fair Framelits, Big Shot

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Wondrous Grandma

I so love this color combination -- Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso!

I saw a similar card showcased in the Cardmaker magazine, and just had to create one of my own. It said Rosemary Dennis was the designer.  Her's was a Thanksgiving Day card... so I just changed my sentiment to be for Grandparents' Day (9/13/2015).

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Wondrous Wreath
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Paper - Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Accessories - Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Big Shot, Corner Round Punch, dimensionals

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Friday, September 11, 2015



Continuing work on our 2015 photobook with our trip to Woodburn, Oregon to see the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in April 2015.  Beautiful tulip fields!!!!

I decided to create another double-page spread using a layout I found on Splitcoaststampers website... and in using the challenge of scraplifting Annie's Pantry's gallery again.  Thanks Anavon for your inspiration!
Here is her page:

If you'd like to view the Splitcoaststampers Challenge, you may click here:
I love that I could get so many photos on one page with this layout! Mike took so many great photos, and I wanted to make sure I could showcase them all on 2 pages!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite digital software (MMS)
Background - End of Summer
Embellishments - Blossoms Abound (tulips)
Stamp Brush Set - Earth Laughs (flower)
Punch - Flag (filled w/white and gray)
Font - Denmark (gray) CK Honey (white and gray)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tryon Creek Calendar Page

Since I just finished a double-page spread for our 2015 photobook... I also wanted to include a page for our 2016 calendar of our time at the Tryon Creek State Park. (see previous post).

I used a color block behind my photos, and I think it gives the photos depth and interest. 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Like Sunshine
Punch - Square (filled w/green,yellow and brown)
Embellishments - Summer Vacation (leaves and flower); A July Romance (ribbon recolored brown)
Stamp Brush Set - Frames with a Flourish (flourish - brown)
Font - CK Bradley's Hand and Broadway (brown)

Tryon Creek State Park


Today I decided to work on our 2015 photobook with our recent hike to the Tryon Creek State Park. I used the Splitcoaststampers website's September Scraplift Challenge. In this challenge, we were tasked with Scraplifting (using a layout or colors) found on someone else's gallery of scrapbook pages.  This month (September) is scraplifting Annie's Pantry's (Anavon) gallery.  She has many that stand out to me, so I plan on using a few of her layouts.
Here is her layout that I chose to use for my double-page spread:

Thanks Anavon for your inspiration!  You may view the challenge on the SplitCoastStampers website here: 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
My Memories Suite (MMS)
Background - Like Sunshine DSP
Embellishments - Summer Vacation (leaves and flower), Everyday (ribbon), Like Sunshine (button)
Punch - Square (filled w/brown); Flag (filled w/yellow)
Font - CK Ali's Hand (brown)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Lacy Dreams

I used one of my new stamp sets, 'World of Dreams'.  There was only two sprigs of flowers on the stamp, so I added a few more to my card by just inking the sprigs that I needed.  I used the Stampin' Write marker (Mossy Meadow) to draw the rest of the lines to the main branch.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - World of Dreams
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Accessories - Stitched Satin Ribbon (Mossy Meadow), Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon)

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Base Wedding

As I had created their wedding invitations for a lovely couple in Ohio... I wanted to express my congratulations to them on their special day and best wishes for their future together.

Their colors were Navy/Yellow and White, on their invitations as well as the colors in their wedding party, so I decided to stick with those colors for my card.

I created the 'B' in the digital software I have, along with the decorative label design.  Once printed on Whisper White cardstock... I then trimmed around (with scissors) to cut out the label.  Stampin' Up! does have a punch to do this, but I had not purchased it.  I think I did ok with the scissors! =)

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Font - Majestic (Night of Navy)
Stamp Brush Set - Free Label This (decorative label frame - Night of Navy)
Paper - Whisper White, Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy
Accessories - Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon); Lacy Brocade TIEF, Big Shot, dimensionals, scissors

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Balloon Celebration

Finally started to play with a few of my new stamp sets today.  This one is from 'Celebrate Today'. The 'Balloon Framelits work so well with this set.

I did have a few issues stamping the photopolymer balloon stamp on the cardstock.  I kept getting bubbles - or places that it didn't stamp so well.  After working with them a long while... I realized that you have to make sure that the stamp is on the acrylic block smoothly.  To do this, start with the top of the photopolymer stamp and roll it on the block instead of just placing it straight.  Does that make sense? I hope so.

Here is a photo showing you what I had issues with:
You can see the one in the middle has a circle area under the word 'happy' that is not fully filled in.  I even tried pressing the stamp down on the paper, but that made the words not so clear.  The top balloon was done after I took off the stamp and then rolled it on to the acrylic block. This way you can make sure there are no air bubbles underneath the stamp.
Hope this helps you too!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets - Celebrate Today
Ink - Soft Sky, Tip Top Taupe
Paper - Tip Top Taupe, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Accessories - Balloon Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals

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