Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Liberty - DGSC112


Continuing with my 2011 photobook.... here we are in Philadelphia in May 2011.  For me, this was the first time seeing the Liberty Bell, as well as, Independence Hall where the US Constitution was signed.  Such rich history we have.... all the freedoms, the rights of the people.... it all started here!  Proud to be an American!

This double-page spread went nicely with the Digi-Scrap Challenge on Splitcoaststampers - Patriotic Everyday DGSC112.  You may view the challenge here:
Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - Midnight Muse
Stamp Brush Sets - July Fourth (stars - Whisper White)
Punch - Square (filled w/Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White), Star (filled w/Whisper White)
Font - Celebrity (Whisper White)

Patriotic Banner

I LOVE how this turned out, using the Bitty Banners Framelits.  The bottom two rows were die-cut with the curvy banner twice to make it longer.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Best of Greetings, July Fourth
Paper - Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Night of Navy
Accessories - Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Square Lattice TIEF, Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, dimensionals, glue dots

Stacked Banner

I usually get inspired by traditional cards, and try to create them using My Digital Studio......BUT, this time it was reversed.  I saw this MDS card in the card templates using the Stacks a Million download.  I decided to try and recreate this with traditional card-making using different colors!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Stacks of Wishes
Paper - Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Accessories - Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Louisville Zoo


Continuing working on my 2011 photobook.  In April 2011, we spent a weekend day at the zoo looking at all the animals. Not really much to say about this just added the title and date.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used
Background paper - Textured Cardstock (Daffodil Delight)
Embellishments - Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight)
Punch - Square (filled w/Botanical Gazette DSP #3)
Stamp Brush Set - Presto Patterns Overlays (Early Espresso at 30% opacity)
Font - CK Ali Hand (Whisper White)

Friday, June 21, 2013



Continuing with my 2011 Photobook (I'm working on April now), here is a double-page spread on our trip to Kentucky in the springtime.  Spring flowers are my favorite, and getting to see our God-daughters was an extra blessing on this short visit there.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - Textured Cadstock (Rich Razzleberry)
Embellishments - Razzleberry Splash (flowers and border pieces)
Stamp Brush Sets - Lemonade Stand (vine - Lucky Limeade)
Font - AtlastGreetings (Whisper White)



Decided that I need to take a break from cards, to work on my 2011 photobook.  Yes! Still working on getting myself up-to-date.  Not sure what my hang-up is.... I love playing with My Digital Studio, yet I can't seem to get myself motivated to get my pages complete.  I need to push myself and give myself a deadline.... I'd like to get this photobook complete before this year ends (hopefully sooner)! =)

I used the Splitcoaststampers Digi-Scrap Challenge (DGSCPR0012Task 1-4) to complete the first page. After that, I expanded it to create a double-page spread.  If you'd like to view the challenge, here's the link:

I also incorporated the My Digital Challenge.  To use arrows in your project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Background Paper - Basic Gray
Embellishments - Festive Blooms (Whisper White, Basic Gray)
Stamp Brush Set - Natural Composition Overlays (Watermark), Family Spotlight (words - Basic Black)
Punches - Square (filled w/Night and Day DSP #4 and #5), Arrow (filled w/Night and Day DSP #3)
Font - Flat Brush Condensed (Basic Black)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Owl Love You - SCIC67 & JAI170


Getting inspiration from sketches have helped me 'think outside the box'.  I've created some amazing cards, and I'm so thankful for all the inspiration that is out there online.

I used two challenges to complete this card.

First, is from Stampin' Celebration sketch challenge (SCIC67).  You may view the challenge here:

Second, is from Just Add Ink (JAI170).  They challenged us to use leaves on our projects.  Here is their link:

My niece LOVES owls, so I always try to create a card using them!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Best of Greetings
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Pistachio Pudding, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Secret Garden Framelits, Two-Step Owl Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Stretch Ruffled Trim (Pistachio Pudding), Dazzling Details, dimensionals, Basic Pearls

Stippled Leaves -CTS33 & JAI170

I'm so happy that I have such inspiration to go to when designing my cards. They make creating them a breeze.  I incorporated two blog challenges into this one card.

First, is from Just Add Ink (JAI170).  They challenged us to use leaves on our projects.  You may view their challenge here:

The second challenge, is from CAS(E) this Sketch (CTS33). The sketch is shown here, but you can view their challenge here:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Itty Bitty Banners, Stippled Blossoms
Paper - Soft Suede, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Dazzling Details, Bitty Banners Framelits, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Patterned Flowers

In creating this card, I used My Digital Studio for the background piece -- Presto Patterns grid overlay. I then printed it out on Whisper White cardstock.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Best of Flowers
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink - Black Staz-on, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon (Basic Black), Ovals Collection Framelits, blender pen, dimensionals

Marvelous Thanks

I needed a quick thank you card to go along with a billing info document.  So I used a design that I used (and CASED) a while ago and just made it work on a 4x8.5 size card.

Here's the link to my other card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp set - Bloomin' Marvelous, Best of Greetings
Paper - Naturals White, Early Espresso
Ink - Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Dazzling Details

Sweet Blossoms - FTL245

I created these for the Clean & Simple Sketch Challenge (FTL245).  You may view their blog here:

I liked the sketch so much that I decided to create two cards, with different colors, for both my Grandma's.  The colors are representative of the colors that they like.  I'm so grateful that they are still living (one will be 91 and the other 97!).

That's so much for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Stippled Blossoms, Sweet Essentials
Paper - Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Bitty Banners Framelits, scissors, dimensionals, Stretch Ruffle Trim (Pistachio Pudding), Grosgrain Ribbon (Elegant Eggplant)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flower Spotlight - Fusion#11

Using the Fusion Card Challenge (Fusion#11), I created my card.  You may view the Fusion Challenge here:

Also, I noticed that my card fit the challenge on Stampin' Celebration too (SCIC67)! (How cool is that!). You may view that challenge here:

I used My Digital Studio to create the background piece with the chevrons and flag piece. I used Whisper White cardstock to print it out, then finished my card the traditional stamping way.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Sets (MDS) - Family Spotlight (chevron - Smoky Slate), Teeny Tiny Wishes (words - Daffodil Delight)
Punch (MDS) - Flag (Whisper White)
Stamp Set - Best of Flowers
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Square Punch, dimensionals, blender pen

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Medallion Greetings - FMS90

Using the Freshly Made Sketch (FMS90), I made this cute wedding card!

I had a bit of trouble embossing the red piece, since the embossing folder went horizontal instead of the way you see here.  The edge of the embossing folder flattened a portion that I had just embossed.  I used a stylus tool (on the back of the piece) to pop the hearts back up.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Daydream Medallions, Best of Greetings, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Naturals Ivory, Real Red
Ink - Soft Suede, Real Red
Accessories - Basic Pearls, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits, Adorning Accents TIEF, dimensionals

Butterfly Greetings - FTL244

I created this card for my Mom, and I used the Clean & Simple Sketch (FTL244).  You may view the challenge here:

I created a mask for the butterfly (on scrap paper), so that I could stamp the flower stamp over the butterfly without going over it with ink.  I think the new ruffled ribbon really adds so much to my card as a frame.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Best of Butterflies, Best of Greetings, Flowering Flourishes
Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink - Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories - Stretch Ruffled Trim (Pistachio Pudding)
Technique Used - Masking

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Besties - DGSC111

I created this page for the Splitcoaststampers Challenge - DGSC111 - June Themes + Color Challenge.  It called us to use a theme for the month of June.... I used 'Best Friends Day' -- which was on June 8th this year.  Also, it asked us to use the colors Coral, Blue and Sand.... I used Calypso Coral, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake.

The poem I used was found on the internet, and here is what it says:

The best of friends,
Can change a frown,
Into a smile,
when you feel down.
The best of friends,
Will understand,
Your little trials,
And lend a hand.
The best of friends,
Will always share,
Your secret dreams,
Because they care.
The best of friends,
Worth more than gold,
Give all the love,
A heart can hold.
Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Background - Textured Cardstock (Calypso Coral)
Stamp Brush Set - Presto Patterns Overlays (Very Vanilla)
Punch - Flag (filled w/Crumb Cake)
Text - Adorable (Marina Mist and Very Vanilla)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ornament Magnet

My brother and his fiancee will be getting married in December... and wanted some 'Save the Date' magnets to mail in July.
They asked if I could make an ornament shape.... and I was able to find a Sissix die that would suit my/their needs perfectly.  I created a 4x6 print in My Digital Studio, printed them out on photo paper, attached them to the 4x6 magnet sheets, and then ran them through the ornament die.  Time-consuming when you need to make 200, but so well worth it.... as it will be a lasting reminder of my brother and his fiancee.  Love them!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Brush Set - Torn Edges (swirl leaves - Real Red)
Background Paper - Christmas Cocoa II #11 (at 40% opacity)
Embellishments - Taffeta Ribbon (Real Red)
Punches - Square (filled w/Real Red), Oval (Glimmer Paper - Gold)
Font - Vijaya and Altast Greeting (Whisper White)

Other Accessories
4x6 Photo Paper
Big Shot
Round Ornament Framelits
4x6 Magnetic Sheets

Brocade Best - SCCSC172


I created this card using the Stampin' Connection Card Sketch Challenge (SCCSC172).  This will be their final sketch. Three wonderful ladies: Amanda, Liz and Susie were (and still are) such a great inspiration to me.  I've used their sketches many, many times to create amazing cards!  Thank you so very much ladies.... your sketches will be missed by me (but I know that I can always go back to previous sketches at any time). 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Best of Brides and Babies
Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink - Black Staz-on, Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Basic Black
Accessories - Blender Pen, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Lacy Brocade TIEF, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, dimensionals 

Loss of Pet

A friend's dog passed away recently.... so sad for their family.  We will forever remember all the fond memories with him, as well.... he was such a cutie whenever we came over to visit.

I saw this punch art on several cards...created several different ways (on many places online).  I fell in love with the heart punch one for the main paw part.... as it shows the love we have for the little pug.

The card design is my own.

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Thoughts and Prayers
Paper - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Heart punch, Small Oval Punch, Taffeta Ribbon (Early Espresso)
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