Sunday, September 18, 2011


Yes, this card is very similar to one I posted the other day. But for this Challenge over at Late Night Stampers, click here for more details, I need to use only 2 In Colors. I chose Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.

This is a new technique I found recently from Silke Ledlow, click here to see tutorial and some beautiful samples.

I used Upsy Daisy for the sentiment, and Summer Solstice for the flowers and leaves. I hope you like it and will leave me a comment.

Friday, September 16, 2011


I am really in love with the new set called Summer Solstice. Isn't it purty????

Stamps: Hostess Happiest Birthday Wishes, Summer Solstice
Cardstock: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight


My grandson Parker, turned 1 a few weeks ago and the party theme was Pirates!!!! ARRRGGGGHHHHH So I created this card for him. Notice the P on the pirates shirt and on the ship's flag! Yes, I had to go there!!!

Stamps: Ahoy Matey '06 (retired)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Suede, Real Red & Soft Suede Markers
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Scallop edge border punch, sponge, dimensionals

Now to get his present wrapped and sent off....that's another project!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trying to play some more!!

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 191! (TSSC191) from Mary Jo Price-Williams.

Go to her website (click her name) and it will give you all the details you need to play along.

I thought I'd try to participate more in challenges so here I go!

Stamps: Daring Adventure
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, DSP Mocha Morning, Crumb Cake
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, brads-neutrals, embossing folder stripes, sponging

Monday, September 12, 2011


I wanted to send my friend Pat Huntoon a card because I miss her and because she brings out my inspiration to create! So when you are creating a card for Pat, you can't send mediocre stuff, you gotta bring out the big guns! So I cut, embossed, punched, stamped, folded, sponged and masked my way through this card! I hope she likes it!!!

She also has a great sense of humor and has done tons of cards with Cool Cat, so I had to add her to my card as well!

Stamps: Cool Cat '05 (retired), Travel Post '04 (retired), All Year Cheer II '02 (retired) (I Miss You)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Sofe Suede
Ink: Stazon Black, Soft Suede
Accessories: embossing folders (stripes and square lattice) jewelery tag, sponge, neutral brads, glue dots

As usual the card looks much better in real life (IRL) but I thought taking a picture outside with concrete behind it added a bit of grunge to it!!! Please feel free to leave me a comment!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I have seen so many paper flowers lately that I HAD to give them a try.

I used the Designer Series Paper called Frostwood Lodge from the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 28)

Here I used the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, punched 2 of them. Scored them and then on each circle I cut up to the center of the flower (just once) and fan folded them. Make sure you end up with a Vally (V) on one flower and a Mountain (M) on the other so you can glue them together. I used the 1/2" circle punch for the center. Added crystal effects to keep it adhered and put a clear acrylic block on top to hold it for a while.

Here I used a 12" strip x maybe 1 1/2", scored about every 1/4", fan folded it and adhere the ends together. For the bigger flowers I used the 3/4" circle punch and added crystal effects. Again adding the acrylic block to hold it in place while it dried.

Here is the biggest one and I see how crooked my center dot is! Remember, this was just a test!

I just used 12" x maybe 2" (I just grabbed some scrap DSP).

I hope this encourages you to give it a try! Also you can always bling it up with buttons, rhinestones, ribbons etc.

Have fun and please leave me a comment!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


This morning I was in a hurry to create this Baby Shower Gift Card and so I just took pictures as I did it! There have been 2 videos I have watched recently that showed how to make your own envelope, so without anything but my memory, I created this gift card holder. I'm pretty proud of myself too! : )

So here is the front of the envelope with a belly band that gets removed.

Next is what is looks like opened up!

And finally, the back of the envelope! Now that I look at it, should it have been the front???

Anyway tell me what you think and if you want measurements, I will post them.

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Rose Red & Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Eyelet Border, Basic Rhinestones, glue dots and dimensionals (to pop up the flowers) 3/4" circle, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Sprayed Shimmer Paint w/rubbing alcohol to give it pizzaz!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blogger's Challenge: Monochromatic Blues

I very rarely participate in Challenges, but I felt moved to try it! Here here it is! Funny how it is a Winter card and it's over 100+ degrees outside!!

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, click here. I'm going to try to do this right and link back to the correct blog.

I used Stampin' Up! products.
Stamp: Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point and Bashful Blue
Ink: Pacific Point and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry, Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, dimensionals, sponges, sizzlets lots of tags, scallop trim border punch, rhinestones. I also made a spray with shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Well it's finally here!!! Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini Catalog! It is FILLED with fantastic products that will supply all of your upcoming holiday needs!

Holiday Mini
Stampin' Supplies List

We made this card at my Open House last week and everyone really seemed to like it! Of course it WAS over 100+ outside so it was kinda hard to get into the Christmas Spirit. I took the edges of the seam binding and frayed and pulled on it to get the antique wrinkled effect. Looks cute with the mini jingle bell on it! Sorry I didn't see how crooked the ribbon was until AFTER I came inside, but just use your imagination and make it straight!

Stamps: Stitched Stockings page 34 of mini
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Designer Series Paper Frostwood Lodge page 28 of mini
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (dang I just realized you can't really see it on this picture)
Accessories: Builder Punch page 34 of mini, Scallop trim border, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Mini Jingle Bells page 30 of mini

Don't forget, you can always order directly from me at my Stampin' Up! website here!

Thanks for looking and please leave a comment!!