Monday, May 30, 2016

Perfect Blooms

The Botanical Builder Framelits are beautiful when layered! I just love this set... that coordinates with the Botanical Blooms stamp set AND the Botanical Gardens DSP.

I paired these with the Perfect Pairings stamp set for the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Perfect Pairings, Botanical Blooms (inside leaves)
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Memento
Paper - Whisper White (thick), Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Rhinestones, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots

Watercolor Marlin



This masculine card came together so easily... I was so happy with the results! (I usually struggle making masculine cards). I started by using a card base from the Watercolor Wishes Kit. Then, I stamped the marlin on to white cardstock and die-cut it with the Deco Labels Framelits. After coloring in the marlin with the Marina Mist marker and my blender pen... I matted the piece with Marina Mist cardstock.  I used dimensionals to 'pop' the piece on the card base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - From Land to Sea
Ink - Marina Mist, Black Staz-on
Paper - Watercolor Wishes Kit (card base), Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Deco Labels Framelits, dimensionals

Friday, May 27, 2016

Prayerful Occasions

My nephew is going to have heart surgery. His heart rate is too high, so they want to do a heart ablation to correct it. Scary to think about... as my nephew is 19.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to do with his card... I knew I wanted a heart on it plus bandages. Most of my hearts are small punches... I felt that using the negative space from the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits would be a perfect fit for a teenager -- kinda edgy and hip.

I used a retired stamp for the bandaids and the square lattice TIEF, which is also retired.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Patterned Occasions, Thoughts & Prayers
Ink - Memento
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, Square Lattice TIEF, Big Shot, glue dots

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sprinkles of Blooms


I saw Kaitlyn Zumbach's card on Pinterest (her's is on the right)... I had to try one of my own with the supplies I had. As you can see, I changed many things on my card from what Kaitlyn did, but the general layout is the same. Thanks Kaitlyn!

I used the leaves stamp in the 'Number of Years' stamp set... and the tiny flower in the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Sprinkles of Life, Number of Years, Bloomin' Love
Ink - Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Thursday, May 19, 2016

CuTe Elements

Our nephew, Samuel, is fascinated with the periodic table and the elements.  So, what better birthday card is there than to use the elements?

I actually saw a hand-drawn card on Pinterest and felt that I could create one using my digital software.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used
My Memories Suite
Font - Arial and Aharoni (Black, Brown and Gray)
Punch - Square

Excavation



Love this dinosaur set! I know my nephew will love this card too! I usually use more than one stamp set on a card, so I was thrilled to see that I could just use this one stamp set to complete this wonderful card!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used
Stamp Set - No Bones About It
Ink - Memento, Crumb Cake
Paper - Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Basic Black
Accessories - Square Punch

Lagoon Meadow



Okay, so I saw the pink and brown cards on Pinterest... not sure who created them...as there is no link to their website. I wanted to try my hand at creating one of them with a blue card base instead of pink.
I used my watercolor crayons to color in the mountains and trees (Black, Gray and White). I then masked out a moon and sponged black ink on the background.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - In The Meadow
Ink - Memento
Paper - Lost Lagoon, Basic Black
Accessories - Watercolor Crayons, Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon, Houndstooth TIEF, Big Shot



Sunday, May 8, 2016

Garden Wonder



Happy Mother's Day!  My Mom passed away 2 years ago, and she loved roses. In memory of her -- and for "other" Mom's in my life (my Husband's Mom, my Godmother, my Grandma and Mike's second Mom) these are for you!

I used the Rose Garden Thinlits to cut out the black rose outline in the center of the black cardstock. I had a bit of trouble running the thinlit through my Big Shot...as it didn't cut parts of the paper. I used the Precision Plate the second time around.... and that helped some, but it still wasn't cutting all of it. So, I finally placed another sheet of paper (shim) on top of the die...and it cut just fine from there on out. Third time was the charm! ;)

Behind the cut out flower I used different papers from the Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Memento
Paper - Crushed Curry, Blushing Bride, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Accessories - Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Round Corner Punch, Silver 1/8 Ribbon, Old Olive Striped Organdy Ribbon, Fine-tip Glue Pen, Dimensionals

Wonder Gardens

I've been trying to utilize my pack of Botanical Gardens DSP (Designer Series Paper), and I'm so glad I decided to play with it.  I felt this paper (in particular) was very masculine, so wanted to create a card for our Uncle. Pairing it with the Cajun Craze cardstock... was perfect! I did fiddle with the card base color, but kept coming back to black. Hope it doesn't look too dark of a card.

I used the Deco Labels Framelits to die-cut the sentiment.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Memento
Paper - Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Botanical Gardens DSP
Accessories - Deco Label Framelits, Big Shot, dimensionals

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wonderful Roses



I've seen so many cards with this fabulous layout that I wanted to try my hand at making a few.
I will give credit to the first person whose cards I fell in love with -- although, I'm sure there are many many designers that have made this lovely layout.
Here are Melanie Smith's cards:
Such a beautiful display! Thanks for your inspiration Melanie!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede
Paper - Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Precision Plate, Rose Garden Thinlits

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Purple Rose


My husband and I are participating in the PurpleStride2016 Walk on June 11th -- we are helping to raise money (and awareness) for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Most people know that we care deeply for this cause, as my mother passed away from this disease in February 2014. 

I wanted to create some thank-you cards for the people that have donated to our page. When I found Lou Kitzelman's card on Pinterest.... I knew that I had to create something similar. I wanted to use the color of purple.... as that is the color for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness, and roses are my mother's favorite flower.  Thanks Lou!

This card was a bit harder than I thought it would be. I started by cutting the base 5.5x4.25 in Elegant Eggplant, and then die-cutting the rose piece in that same color. (I did not adhere the die-cut rose piece to the base until after the white piece was finished). I then cut a 5.25x4 in Whisper White. On the White cardstock, I stamped the rose stamp. I used my AquaPainter to color in the rose and leaves.

After matting the White cardstock (elegant eggplant), I laid them together, so that I could place the die-cut rose piece in the correct position when the card is closed. I realized that the back of the card would show the edges of the die-cut piece on the back, so I placed another 5.5x4.25 piece of Eggplant cardstock on the back (hiding it).

I finished the white insert part with eggplant ribbon and the 'Thank You' sentiment.

I know....loads of layers on this card.  As you can see from my photo.... I attached a white piece of cardstock on the back of the insert too -- for my note of thanks and where I could sign our names.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Memento
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, AquaPainter, glue dots, dimensionals, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Loving Kindness



It's kinda funny how my design evolved. I was thinking of a central flower with sprigs of leaves coming out of both sides. When I placed the first leaf cluster.... I felt that if I placed one on the left -- it would look odd.... so left it off. Next, I wanted to place my "Happy Birthday" sentiment underneath the flower. I have many many sentiment stamps with the words 'Happy Birthday" but none looked good right underneath the central flower.... so I decided to place it far below the flower and add a ribbon.  I also wanted to try and keep it white and blackberry, but when I placed the blackberry DSP behind the focal piece....it lost something. So, I chose the Pear Pizzazz DSP.... wow... does this look classy (in my opinion!)! LOL

Well, I hope you enjoyed how my card evolved into the lovely creation it is now.
Thank for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Blooming with Kindness, What I Love
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Wonder Wisteria, Pear Pizzazz
Paper - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz DSP
Accessories - Rhinestones, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brushed Motorcycle



I haven't used this stamp in a while... as it is retired... yet it's the perfect stamp for my brother's birthday card. He owns a motorcycle and rides it whenever he gets the chance.

I used the brushed silver cardstock for the background with the Houndstooth TIEF -- which I think looks very similar to the metal on the bike (okay, not really... but it is close!).

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Motorcycle
Ink - Black Staz-on, Soft Sky, Night of Navy
Paper - Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Black Satin Ribbon, Deco Labels Framelits, Big Shot, AquaPainter, Houndstooth TIEF

Monday, April 18, 2016

Loving Wings

I cannot take credit for this lovely design.  I saw it on Pinterest (but cannot find it again to give the person credit). So if this design is yours.... thank you so very much.

I used a portion of the Apothecary Accents Framelits to create the bottom edge to the gray cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set: Loving Thoughts
Ink - Basic Gray
Paper - Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Precision Plate, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Birthday Blooms


This card is for my sister-in-law who is turning 30 this year. I chose one of her favorite colors - red and paired it with black and gray -- what a striking combination! I love how it turned out.  I know she will love it too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Botanical Blooms, Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - Versamark
Paper - Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Basic Rhinestones, glue dots

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fields of Wonder

Such a Pretty in Pink card for my Best Friend for!!!!  She has been like a Sister to me! We've been friends for almost 40 years...eeek, that's a lot of years! lol

I used the 'It's My Party" DSP and the stamp sets Flowering Fields and Rose Wonder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flowering Fields, Rose Wonder
Ink - Basic Gray, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, glue dots

Monday, April 4, 2016

Banner Party


This card is perfect for my niece -- who loves cupcakes with frosting! Sugar! Sugar! Sugar!  I had a little bit of trouble inking the cupcakes with my markers to get an even coating to stamp... I must have tried 4 or 5 times to get what you see here.  Practice makes perfect - huh? lol

I used the It's My Party DSP (designer series paper) for my background too.... to tie in the birthday theme! Such a great set of papers to go along with the stamp set and punches. I used the Banners Framelits to die-cut the banner...and then used scissors to cut out the matte to go under it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Party Wishes
Ink - Black Staz-on, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Paper - Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Basic Black taffeta ribbon, Big Shot, Banners Framelits, dimensionals. Party Punch Pack, scissors

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sympathy Rose


When I saw Dena Rekow's card on Pinterest... I knew I had to create one of my own. 
Here is her card:

Such a lovely card and so elegant. I chose to change the sentiment to a sympathy card instead of a wedding card like Dena's. I also changed the orientation, as well as the card base... but wanted to show you where I got my inspiration from.  Thanks Dena!

Thanks for taking a look!

Stamp Set - Rose Wonder
Ink - Basic Gray, Memento
Paper - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Die-Brush, Precision Plate, Fine-tip Glue Pen, dimensionals


Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter Spring



Happy Easter! 
I had a lovely time creating all my Easter cards this year.  I cannot take credit for the design... I did see someone else's card on Pinterest with just the middle framelit die-cut from the Wonderful Wreath Framelits. Cute huh?  The cards are all 4.25x4.25.

I colored the flowers on each card to match the card base, but kept the 5 pointed petals white and made them 'pop' a bit using Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Circle of Spring
Ink - Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Black Staz-on
Paper - Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, glue dot, Blender Pens

Botanical Bones


My sister loves dinosaurs, so what better stamp to use on her birthday card than a triceratops (her favorite dinosaur)! I paired Mossy Meadow with Old Olive for my dinosaur, and I used a black marker to create the eye.

I trimmed the Old Olive cardstock with my scissors to create a matte for the leaves.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - No Bones About It
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Memento, Basic Black
Paper - Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, Mossy Meadow Satin Stitched Ribbon, scissors, glue dots

Sky Boys

My Uncle (and God-Father) has been sky-diving every since I was a little girl. When the 'Boys Will Be Boys' -- and then the 'Sky is the Limit' stamp sets came out.... I knew I just had to use them together for a birthday card for him.  He still sky-dives whenever it's warm enough out ...at the age of 62! I'm too chicken to even try that. HA!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Boys Will Be Boys, Sky Is The Limit
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Basic Black, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Decorative Dots, Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon



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Thursday, March 24, 2016

50th Birthday

 

Using the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge as a guide (MOJO433), I created this fun card for my sister-in-law who will be turning '50'.

Here is the link to the Mojo Monday Blog and the Challenge:
http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2016/02/mojo-monday-433-contest.html

I drew colors from the 'It's My Party' Designer Series Paper stack. Not my usual color choice.... so stepping out of my comfort zone.  BUT.... It turned out fantastic! I hope my sister-in-law likes it too! I really didn't want to do the traditional black and silver that most '50' milestone cards have, so I believe that I did great!  (Although, now that I really look at my focal piece with the 50 on it... it kinda reminds me of a tombstone. lol! Hope she doesn't see that too!).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Bloomin' Love, Number of Years
Ink - Melon Mambo, Memento
Paper - Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, It's My Party DSP
Accessories - Big Shot, Chevron TIEF, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Rhinestones, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Fabulous Pun

A little girl with her tonsils and adenoids taken out... poor thing! Hope this card will cheer her up through her recovery.

This stamp set, although retired now, is perfect for a little kid. It's called 'Pun Fun'. The DSP (Designer Series Paper) is also retired.

I paired Pink Pirouette with Smoky Slate....I love this color combo.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp sets - Pun Fun, Fabulous Four
Ink - Memento
Paper - Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Smoky Slate DSP
Accessories - Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, glue dots

Perfect Vines

I needed a quick 'Get Well' card for my Uncle who just went through having surgery.  I remembered this stamp from the 'Perfect Pennants' set, and thought it would be perfect for my masculine card.
I used some DSP (Designer Series Paper) that has been retired for some time now. I believe it's called 'Autumn Vine'.
Thanks for stopping by for a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Perfect Pennants
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Paper - Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon, Autumn Vine DSP
Accessories - More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, glue dots

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Best Expression



I really like the look of this decorative frame around the edges. I used the stamp within the 'Tin Of Cards' stamp set and lined up the squiggles and dots (covering up the portion of the stamp that stopped at the corners and flower.... to give it a clean look!).

I used the AquaPainter to color in the flower with Old Olive and Rose Red.

Thanks for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best Thoughts, Express Yourself, Tin of Cards
Ink - Black Staz-on, Memento, Old Olive Rose Red
Paper - Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories - AquaPainter

Best Fields



I chose to create a card using the 'CAS(e) This Sketch Blog card sketch (CTS156). The challenge is no longer active, but wanted to use the sketch in my design (and wanted to give credit where it was due too).  Here is the sketch:

You may view the sketch challenge here on their blog:


Thanks for the inspiration!

I'd like to point out that I used the blender pen to achieve the variations in color on the plants and flowers.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Flowering Fields, Best Thoughts
Ink - Black Staz-on, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories - Certainly Celery Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Blender Pen

Thursday, March 10, 2016

75th Birthday

Celebrating a milestone birthday for a friend of my Dad's.
I really like how the patterned paper is revealed by the number framelits. Not sure if I like the black paper though on the front of the card... looks a little depressing to me.... but what other color could I use?!?

I dressed the label up by using the flower in the tree builder punch and placing a small (non-SU) brad in the middle of the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Number of Years
Ink - Memento
Paper - Soft Sky, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet DSP (retired)
Accessories - Tree Builder Punch, Decorative Dots TIEF, Big Shot, Large Numbers Framelits, glue dots, dimensionals

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Wonderful Botanicals

I made this card for my wonderful Grandma. She is 93, and just found out that she has a small fracture in her neck (brittle bones). She is such a trooper though... as she must be in such terrible pain, yet doesn't dwell on it.  She will be in a neck brace for 4 weeks, so that it can properly heal. I pray that the healing is quick and that the pain that she does have goes away. Love you Gram!

I used the words from the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set and the Botanical Builders Framelits to create the flowers and leaf border.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Rose Wonder
Ink - Mossy Meadow
Paper - Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, So Saffron, Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Sky, Island Indigo
Accessories - Big Shot, Botanical Builder Framelits, glue dots, Big Shot Die Brush

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Every Garden


Such a cute flower in the Rose Garden Thinlits... I just had to create a card using just this flower for my niece. I kinda wish it had a full flower to go underneath the thinlet, but maybe I can fussy cut one on a later card. (something to try!).

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Happy Birthday Everyone
Ink - Memento
Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Accessories - Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Rose Garden Thinlits, Corner Round Punch, Fine-tip Glue Pen

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Heartfelt Love


LOVE is in the air!!!!!
Although I did change a few things with my card.... I totally fell in LOVE with Karen Barber's card.
Here it is:


Beautiful isn't it with all it's glitter! Anyway....thanks Karen for your lovely inspiration.

My card is for my adorable hubby! Love you babe!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Bloomin' Love
Ink - Memento
Paper - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories - Basic Pearls, glue dots, fine tip glue pen, Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits, Big Shot

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Valentine Wishes

A quick and easy Valentine's for my sweetie!  I used a card base and stamp set from the Watercolor Wishes Kit.

I punch the hearts out and then embossed with the Chevrons...and dimensionals to the back to make the hearts pop.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Watercolor Wishes (card base)
Stamp Set - Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Memento
Paper - Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories - dimensionals, Big Shot, Chevrons TIEF, Full Heart Punch, Silver Ribbon


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Botanical Wishes


I just LOVE this die with the leaves.... such a beautiful decoration for cards! 

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used
Stamp Sets - Botanical Blooms, Watercolor Wishes
Ink - Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Paper - Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Accessories - Botanical Builder Framelits, Big Shot, Glue Dots, Big Shot Die Brush





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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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