Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Baby Quilt

My sister-in-law needed a baby shower card for her cousin who is having twin girls.  She said that the card stores just didn't have what she was looking for, so she came to me. <---How sweet!

Using her suggestions, I created this card using My Digital Studio, and then printed it on Whisper White Cardstock.  I finished the card with traditional Stampin' Up supplies.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp Brush Sets(MDS) - Punch Bunch (mobile - Rose Red), Garden Whimsy (ladybugs and butterflies- Rose Red), Petal Pizzazz (flower - Rose Red), Best Wishes and More (flower - Rose Red)
Embellishments(MDS) - Staples and Stitching (zigzag stitch - Rose Red)
Punch(MDS) - Square (filled w/Whisper White)
Background(MDS) - Pretty in Pink
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White)
Punch - Scallop Ribbon Border (Whisper White)
Embellishments - Grosgrain Ribbon (Whisper White), Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Card Holder Tutorial


I created this lovely Card Holder for my Mom.  The notecards are blank inside, so they can be used for any occasion.  I found this wonderful tutorial for the card holder on pinterest -- Jill's Card Creations Blog.  You may view it here: http://jill031070.blogspot.com/2012/03/edgelit-cards-tote-free-tutorial.html  Thanks Jill!

I created 5 cards and envelopes (4.25 x 5.5) to go inside, although.... I believe 10 would fit fine too.

Thanks for looking!

To create the card holder:

To make the cover: Cut two pieces 8.5 x 5.5 cardstock.  Score one short side at 1 inch, and then trim the other short side using the Adorning Accents Edgelit (Emboss with the Adorning Accents TIEF).  Adhere the two pieces together by overlapping the 1 inch scored sections.

To create the box: Cut two pieces 6 x 6.75 cardstock.  With the short side at the top of the scoring tool, score at 1 inch, turn piece and score at 1 inch and 5.75 inch. Repeat with second piece.  Adhere together to form a box.

Decorate the cover before adhering the box piece. Attach bottom of box in-between the scored sections of the cover.

Supplies Used:

Stamp set - Stippled Blossoms
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories - Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired - Old Olive sticker strips), Simply Scored, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents TIEF, stamp-a-ma-jig, Crochet Trim Victoria, Hole Punch

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Woodgrain Blooms - SCCSC163

I created this card for my nephew using the Stamp Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC163).

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Bloomin' Marvelous
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
Ink - Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Brights Button Collection, Twine (Non- SU), stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, Satin Ribbon (Early Espresso), Taffeta Ribbon (Very Vanilla)

Sweet Garden - SCCSC162

I created this card for my niece using the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC162).

I created the sentiment in My Digital Studio and printed it on Whisper White Cardstock before die-cutting it with the Apothecary Accents Framelit.

Thanks for looking!

Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant (MDS)
Accessories - Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Secret Garden Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Circle Cutting System (non-SU), Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals, glue dots

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Perfectly Masculine - SCCSC164

The sketch from Stampin Connection (SCCSC164) looked very masculine to me, so I created a card using boy colors - brown, blue and green!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set - Perfectly Penned
Paper - Naturals White, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Brads (Silver), Big Shot, Solid Stripes TIEF, Square Lattice TIEF, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Celebrate - SCCSC165

Using the Stampin Connection card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC165), I created this card for a graduation.  The card is 4.25x4.25 rather than the norm 4.25x5.5.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp set - Best of Birthdays
Paper - Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Real Red), Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents TIEF, Vine Street TIEF

Stippled Banners

I needed some thank you cards, and I saw a similar card (using different stamps) on pinterest.
Here is my inspiration: http://themangoboysandme.blogspot.com/2013/04/thanks-two-more-fusion-cards.html

I used the masking technique (with a post-it note), and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to get those stamps aligned perfectly!

Stamp sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Stippled Blossoms
Paper - Naturals White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso
Accessories - Stamp-a-ma-jig, Corner Round Punch

Monday, April 15, 2013

Blossom of Trust - SCCSC166

I created this card for my cousin (really my Dad's cousin), who is recovering from neck surgery.  Hope that the bright colors (along with the sentiment) will cheer her up! =)
Thanks for taking a peek.

Supplies used:

Stamp sets - Trust God, Stippled Blossom
Paper - Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake
Accessories - sponge dauber, stamp-a-ma-jig, Grosgrain Ribbon (Pumpkin Pie), glue dot

Tuesday, April 9, 2013



Another two-page spread complete!  I saw a scrapbook page on splitcoaststampers using this type of blocking on their pages (link here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2355202).
I liked them so much, I just had to try it.
I believe that my pages follow again the Digi-scrap Challenge - DGSC106 Using Grids. =)
So happy to have completed two more pages in our 2011 scrapbook.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Pool Party)
Embellishments - Simple Snapshots (leaves, flowers--one recolored, border), pearls, Ruffled Ribbon (Pool Party and Calypso Coral)
Stamp Brush Set - Bunch of Backgrounds (wonderfully worn - Whisper White at 80% opacity)
Punch - Square (filled w/ Spring Break II DSP #4 -recolored Calypso Coral, #5, #11 and Whisper White)
Font - Chaucer (Pool Party and Lucky Limeade)

Whale Watching

I finished another two-page spread for our 2011 scrapbook.  While vacationing in Hawaii (Maui) in January, we took a whale watching tour to view the humpback whales.  What an amazing time!

I incorporated the digi-scrap challenge - DGSC106 Using a Grid from the Splitcoaststampers website.  You may view the challenge here: DGSC106 - Using a Grid

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Pool Party)
Embellishments - Taffeta Trimmings (Calypso Coral), Brads (Pool Party)
Stamp Brush Sets - Bunch of Backgrounds (wonderfully worn - Whisper White at 80% opacity), Sail Away (Pool Party)
Punch - Square (filled w/ Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Spring Break II DSP #3, #4 - recolored Calypso Coral)
Font - Chaucer (Pool Party)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Title Page

Working on my 2011 scrapbook, and wanted to create a title page.  I incorporated the Scrap Map Challenge (Scrap Map 4) from the My Digital Studio.net site.

Supplies used:
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Lucky Limeade)
Punch - Square (filled w/Walk in the Park II DSP #8, #9, #14), Photo Corner (Textured Cardstock - Lucky Limeade)
Stamp Brush Set - Torn Edges (Island Indigo)
Font - Milk and Cereal (Island Indigo and Whisper White) 

Maui - MDSM10


I'm back, after spending a week with my sister's family for Easter.  Had so much fun! =)
Finally getting started on my 2011 photo book.  Mike and I took a trip to Maui in January 2011.  Usually, we take our trips to Hawaii in October (around our anniversary), but this time.... we wanted to see the humpback whales, and to make up for the year we didn't go to Hawaii, and to celebrate my birthday early (my birthday is in March)!  We stayed at the Wailea Marriott this time....beautiful place.

I used a sketch from the MDS Monday blog.  You may view the blog here: MDS Monday Blog.
Here is the sketch:

Supplies used:
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Pool Party)
Stamp Brush Set - Bunch of Backgrounds (Whisper White at 80% opacity), Lemonade Stand (frame - Whisper White)
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (Whisper White), Dahlias (Pacific Point)
Punch - Pennant Punch (Island Oasis II DSP #2), Scallop Pennant Punch (Melon Mambo)
Font - Chaucer (Pacific Point)
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