Saturday, May 14, 2022

Island Party

 



Upon seeing 'Kim Plays With Paper's' card... I thought I'd try my hand at creating something similar with what I had. I wanted a masculine card for my Uncle. I feel I've accomplished to create a great card -- Thanks Kim for your inspiration!

I chose to add ribbon diagonally to create contrast.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Island Vibes, Punch Party
Ink - Evening Evergreen, Early Espresso
Paper - Evening Evergreen, Early Espresso, Basic White, Evening Evergreen DSP (2021-2022 In Color)
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Layering Squares dies, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon



Sunday, May 8, 2022

Blessed You

 


As with Mother's Day (as well as Father's Day), I like to create the same card, but design with colors that correspond with the person I'm giving the card to... to make it special for them. Thus is the case with this Mother's Day card. My Mother-in-law loves the color blue, my second Mom (my best friend's Mom) is more of a spring-y color... so I chose Peach, and my Aunt (and Godmother) I chose purple.

The sentiment is from the 'Celebrating You' stamp set.
The die is from the 'Stitched Nested Labels' dies. I used a stylus on the back of the die to make the die shape pop so it stands out more.
The DSP is from the 2021-2022 In Color and 2020-2021 Soft Subtles (blue)
The flower image is from the 'Blessings of Home' stamp set. It has a coordinating die set called 'Flowers of Home'.
I used 'Wink of Stella' on the petals to make them shine.

Stamp sets - Blessings of Home, Celebrating You
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue, So Saffron)
Paper - Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia, Basic White, Soft Subtles DSP, 2021-2022 In Color DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Flowers of Home dies, Stitched Nested Labels dies, Whisper White Organdy Ribbon, Stylus




Friday, May 6, 2022

Elegant Poppy

 


My brother and his wife will be celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary! Congratulations!
I wanted to give them an elegant card, but I was so frustrated with my outcomes. I made two before scrapping them and starting over. 

I chose to utilize the 'Poppy Moments' dies. In which, a die-cut outline is placed over the die-cut shape of a different color. Here, I chose a monochromatic card of Sahara Sand and Basic White. A tip I've learn is to use the adhesive sheets when working with really intricate dies like this one.
(Place the adhesive sheet on your cardstock before running it through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, then adhere to the die-cut shape after peeling off the second backing.)

I used 'Wink of Stella on the flower petals to make them shine.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Stamp sets- Elegantly Said, Rose Wonder, Sweet Conversations
Ink - Sahara Sand
Paper - Sahara Sand, Basic White
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Rose Garden dies, Poppy Moments dies, Stone Embossing Folder





Thursday, May 5, 2022

Nature's Words

 



This is a retired stamp set, but I loved Bonnie O'Neill's card.... I just had to create one for myself. I changed a few things to make it my own (matting and different ribbon).

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Rooted In Nature
Ink - Soft Suede, Petal Pink
Paper - Soft Suede, Petal Pink, Basic White, Nature's Poem DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Natures Roots dies, Layered Leaves embossing folder, Petal Pink Cotton Ribbon, dimensionals




Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Happy Giggles

 

Our God-Daughter had to have emergency appendectomy recently. As my husband went through the same thing... they could compare situations and outcomes (along with scars). Prayers for quick healing and returning back to normal soon.

I thought this card was rather appropriate in a fun sort of way.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp set - Giggle Greetings
Ink - Memento, Stampin; Blends (Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black)
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Stitched Nested Labels dies, Wink of Stella, stylus




Sunday, May 1, 2022

Baptism Tag

 

My new niece has celebrated her Baptism.  My Sister-in-law wanted some tags, so place around a pot of flowers that will be placed on each table. She saw something on Pinterest (Etsy) that she wanted to see if I could work something similar. 

Working in My Memories Suite digital software, I found this beautiful spray of flowers to use. The cross is made by making two rectangle pieces and forming a cross.

I added a 'Wink of Stella' on the cross to make it shine.

Have a Blessed day!

My Memories Suite digital software
Embellishments - BT Cherish Cluster (ABDB)
Fonts - At Last Greetings and Bell MT
Shapes - Rectangle (white)
Accessories - Wink of Stella, Baker's Twine

Emily Baptism

 

I designed this card to compliment the decorative box I made for our gift to our niece on her Baptism.
The Cross is from the 'Special Blessings' Stamp set (retired) and the sentiment is from the 'Crosses of Hope' stamp set (also retired).
The DSP is from the SAB 2022 Promotion - Friendly Hello DSP.

Stamp sets - Special Blessings, Crosses of Hope
Ink - Petal Pink, Versamark
Paper - Petal Pink, Basic White, Friendly Hello DSP
Accessories - scissors, Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Stitched Nested Labels, stylus, Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, dimensionals


My littlest niece, Emily Elizabeth Schwab, was born on 2/2/2022! She is a blessing to our family. We celebrated her Baptism recently.
I purchased a Baptism block... showcasing her name, the letter 'E', where and when she was baptized, and a lovely quote of Baptism.



I purchased the wooden block here:

I created a lovely decorative keepsake box of paper to keep the block within. To get the dimensions of the box (using the Envelope Punch Board), I used this lovely website to calculate how big the box should be: http://www.thecraftyowl.co.uk/boxbuster/

I used this website to create the bow, using the Envelope Punch Board: https://www.debbiehendersondesigns.com/envelope-punch-board-bows/

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Paper - Petal Pink, Basic White, Friendly Hello DSP

Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Bone Folder, Envelope Punch Board, Petal Pink Cotton Ribbon, Glue dots, Stitched Heart dies, Stitched Star dies, Stitched Flower dies, Layering Squares dies, Little Letters dies



Monday, April 25, 2022

Island Celebration

 



The free 2022 Sale-A-Bration stamp set 'Island Vibes' was a little daunting to begin, but with the help of a fellow stamper... Rachel Tessman... I was able to create a lovely card. Thanks for your inspiration Rachel! 
I change a few things to make the card my own, but wanted to give the credit to Rachel.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Island Vibes, Celebrating You
Ink - Memento, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Stampin' Blends (Crumb Cake)
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Basic White
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Basic Black Twine




Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Itty Nail

 


What a cute card made by Joann Stubbings at 'Just Add Ink' blog found on Pinterest. I chose to use Cinnamon Cider instead of the Bermuda Bay. For the DSP... I used a sheet from the 'Simply Elegant' DSP pack. I added a touch of 'Wink of Stella to the gray parts of the tool to make them shine.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Nailed It, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Cinnamon Cider, Gray Granite)
Paper - Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black, Basic White, Simply Elegant DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Stone Embossing Folder, Circles Collection dies, Build It dies, Bitty Banners dies, scissors, Cinnamon Cider Ribbon




Monday, April 18, 2022

Growing Blooms

 



A cute Thank You card for my brother and his wife for hosting Easter again this year. It's a lot of hard work... and with two kids to deal with, plus health issues that are concerning.... I just wanted to share with them our appreciation!

I chose soft colors - Easter colors for my card.

Thanks for taking a closer look!

Stamp sets - Bloom & Grow, Elegantly Said

Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Pale Papaya, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake)

Paper - Highland Heather, Basic White, Basic Black

Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Stone Embossing Folder, Budding Blooms dies, Detailed Bands dies, glue dots



Saturday, April 16, 2022

Risen Hope

 


I chose to utilize some retired stamps for my Easter cards this year. The sentiment, however, is new from the 2022 spring/summer mini catalog, and is called 'Celebrating You'.
The cross is from the 'Crosses of Hope' stamp set.
The lilies are from the 'He is Risen' stamp set.

Thanks for dropping in!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - He Is Risen, Crosses of Hope, Celebrating You
Ink - Memento
Paper - So Saffron, Highland Heather, Basic White
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Layered Leaves embossing folder, Rectangle Stitched dies, Stitched Nested Labels dies, stylus, glue dots, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon





Monday, April 11, 2022

Seasonal Blessings




I just knew I had to try my hand at creating the card from Stampin' Up! with the 'Blessings of Home' stamp set. I changed the background piece to make it my own.  Thanks for designing great stamps and creating wonderful cards for everyone to enjoy!

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Blessings Of Home
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Pale Papaya, So Saffron, Balmy Blue
Paper - Basic White, Basic Black, True Love DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Seasonal Labels dies, Flowers of Home dies, Champagne Rhinestones, Stylus, Wink of Stella




Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tranquil Otter

 


When I saw 'The Paper Artist' card on Pinterest.... I just new I need to copy the layout. I changed up a few things to make it my own. Thanks for your inspiration.

The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is from the 'Tranquil Textures' pack, and the Polished Pink DSP is from the In-Color 2021-2023 pack.

Thanks for dropping in!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Awesome Otter
Ink - Early Espresso, Stampin' Blends (Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Color Lifter, Pool Party, Bronze, Basic Black)
Paper - Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Polished Pink DSP, Tranquil Textures DSP
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Seasonal Labels dies, Ovals Collection dies, Polished Pink Organdy Ribbon, glue dots





Friendly Blessings

 


I thought I'd try my hand at making a similar card to Chris Smith's card that I found on Pinterest. Now, I had a bit of trouble centering the die cut shape... so it does hang a bit off the card, but for my first attempt... it's good.
I changed up a few things on my card to make it my own... but wanted to show where I got my inspiration! Thanks Chris!
I added a 'Wink of Stella' to the petals to make them shine.

Thanks for taking a closer look!
Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Friendly Hello, Blessing Of Home
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Pale Papaya, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron)
Paper - Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, Pale Papaya, Basic White
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Tasteful Labels dies, Flowers of Home dies, Wink of Stella, Stylus, dimensionals, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder




Saturday, April 2, 2022

Flowing Friendship

 


Our niece is turning into a little lady at 15 years old. Gosh all our nieces and nephews are growing up so fast! I thought of our niece when I saw this stamp set 'Expressions of Friendship' because she is so carefree and fun! I chose the Bumblebee color cuz she is a drop of sunshine in our lives! I added a touch of 'Wink of Stella' to her dress to make it sparkle... like in the sunshine.

Thanks for dropping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Expressions of Friendship, Flowing Flowers
Ink - Memento, Stampin' Blends (Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Ivory, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Melon Mambo)
Paper - Bumblebee, Early Espresso, Basic White
Accessories - Stampin' Trimmer, Wink of Stella, Bumblebee 2020-2022 In Color Ribbon