Friday, April 30, 2010


I almost forgot that I needed a new calendar for tomorrow. Tomorrow is going to be a very busy day so I am posting this now instead of waiting. We have one granddaughter playing soccer in the morning and then later we have another granddaughter performing in her Dance Recital.

In trying to decide what to do I naturally thought of "May Flowers" so I went through my "stash" and found a stamp that I have probably had for quite a while because I didn't even remember it -- and it had never been used. The flowers on it seemed to speak of Spring.

SO A HAPPY MAY DAY TO YOU! Thanks for stopping by!


This is another card I made using the same daisy idea. The Kraft paper is the other half of the Kraft note card that I had. I used the "ticket punch" on the corner of that layer and mounted it on SU YoYo Yellow card stock and then placed it on the white card base. It looks like the flower on the far righ got stamped just a little too high.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010


A few days ago a friend of mine, Lynette, had posted a card on her April 18 blog post (My Stamping Addiction) using craft card stock. Since I had purchased some Kraft card stock from Papertrey and hadn't used it yet, I decided it was a good time to bring it out.

The card base was embossed with the Swiss Dots folder (as you know my favorite from my recent posts). You will notice that the layer with the stamped design on it is slightly darker than the card base, but I liked it well enough to go ahead and use it. I had a note card of a thinner Kraft card stock. I cut the note card down and used a portion of it. The flower blossom is from an Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Both were stamped with SU White Craft ink. The stem is from an SU stamp set and was colored with an SU Mellow Moss marker. After stamping the sentiment I used the SU YoYo Yellow marker to lightly color the butterflies that are included with the sentiment and also the center of the flower blossom.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This card doesn't need a lot of explanation. The card base is the off white paper from Papertrey. I embossed an area with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and added three of the blossoms made with balloon punches. The Basic Grey patterned paper is from the Two Scoops paper pad. The design at the top was cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Grand 12" Classic Lace Border. I love how it can really finish off a card.

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Monday, April 26, 2010


It was fun making the simple flowers with the balloon punch, so I decided to make a few more to use on other cards. This single flower needed a stem so I cut it using one of the Sizzix Branches with leaves. It was more than I needed so I did trim it down to what I wanted. After laying the design out on the white card stock, I chose the proper size of Deckled Edge Oval from Spellbinders and cut the oval before adhering the design to it. I lightly edged the oval with SU Pretty In Pink ink and then popped it onto a white card stock base which had been run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I've actually found some time to make cards lately so I have a few lined up to be posting for the next few days. Hope you will find time to come back again.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

PENNY BLACK - Sunny Days 4055K

I love Penny Black stamps and when I first started buying that brand, I focused on all the beautiful flower stamps they had. I didn't do much with whimsical designs but eventually fell in love with the little Hedgehogs. This is the latest one I ordered and can order for you as well if you like it. I made two cards with it the other day.

The first one here was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with my Copic markers. The design didn't seem to work well with any of my Spellbinders dies, so I just trimmed the piece and then mounted it on a slightly larger layer of Apple Green CS from Lasting Impressions. The card base is card stock from Penny Black and was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder.
The second card here was colored the same and the layer trimmed but I didn't mount it onto a second layer. The two Apple Green papers are from Lasting Impressions.

Personally I think I like the first one the best. I wasn't really thrilled with the layout on this one.
If anyone wants some of the Apple Green paper, it has been discontinued but I still have some left I could sell in the variety packs. I can also get the Penny Black stamps for you when I place an order again.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Here is another stamp I purchased from SCRAPBOOKING FOREVER, BRANSON, MO. This stamp is from Magenta. When I saw it I knew it was one I would enjoy coloring and it can be used for several different occasions.

The card base is the off white paper from Paper Trey. The off white "lace" piece on the left side of the card is from a 12" Spellbinders die. I love that I can still use the 12" die in my Cuttlebug and just cut a portion of the design.

Before attaching the Spellbinders die cut, I made a light pencil mark so I would know how much of the card front I wanted to run through the CB with the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

Since I wasn't going to mount the stamped layer on another color of cardstock I lightly edged that piece with an ink pad that closely matched the pink in the design which I had colored with my Copic markers. Using Crystal Stickles, I dotted the center of the two flowers and the little "filler" around the flowers. I'm not sure if you can see the glitter but I really like the end result. Final touch was to round the corners on the right edge of the flower layer and the card base.

I'll be having two little grandchildren - ages 4 and 2 - here over the weekend so not sure when I'll get to post again.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010


This is another stamp I purchased at the SCRAPBOOKING FOREVER, BRANSON, MO. If you are ever in Branson, make sure you stop and see the great variety that Krista has in her store.

The design is from Make An Impression, Inc. I embossed the image with Egyptian Gold embossing powder and colored the branch and leaves with my Copic markers. The design has indications where to place the blossoms. The blossoms are actually made punching petals with two sizes of balloon punches and the center of the flowers is a tiny sun punch. I chose a scrapbooking paper with an over all pattern of pink roses to punch the petals which gave me some variation in the color.

I think the next time I make one of these I will stamp the image on a smaller piece of cardstock so it can then be mounted on a colored card base to give it a little more color.

I've been a little irregular in posting cards lately but hope you will continue to stop by.

Monday, April 19, 2010


These two cards were made with a new stamp I bought at a great store in Branson, MO. The butterflies are sitting on what I think is Queen Anne's Lace?
For the first card I chose the turquoise paper from SU. I colored the image with Copic markers using 3 complimentary colors on the butterflies and green for the leaves. Since I had embossed the image with Egyptian Gold embossing powder I simply added some Gold Stickles to the centers of the foliage. I immediately remembered that I have the Cuttlebug folder with that same design and embossed the front of the card with it before adhering the image.
I made the second card into a gate fold which I rarely remember to do. The butterflies were colored to give more of a " Monarch" butterfly look. This time I used Crystal Stickles on the foliage. Papers used for the card and panels on the folds are Lasting Impressions Terra Cotta.
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Saturday, April 17, 2010


A friend, Andrea, celebrated her birthday recently and I made this card for her. Unfortunately she had to see a picture of it instead of the real thing..........USPS never delivered it. :(
The card base is made of a pink shimmer paper. I used a Cuttlebug folder on most of the front but left room at the bottom to score a couple lines and then stamp the "Best Wishes". The ovals were cut with the new Spellbinders Deckled Ovals. The stamped design is from Flourishes and was colored with Copic markers.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010


I'm sorry I won't have a new card yet today, but I would like to invite you to check out the link on the right hand side of my page for "HEARTWARMERS: For Lasting Impressions". I am going to post pictures of the newest L I stencils and idea book.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

50th Anniversary

Today's card is one I made for a cousin who is celebrating 50 years of marriage. The card base is white cardstock. I took a piece of white cardstock that measured approximately 4 x 5 1/4 for the top layer. I ran the top and bottom edge through the Cuttlebug with my favorite Swiss Dots folder and scored a line on the inside edge of each embossed edge. The stamp is one I have from My Sentiments Exactly - I stamped it with VersaMark and then heat embossed it with Egyptian Gold Embossing Powder. This layer was then mounted onto some gold shimmer paper measuring approximately 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and adhered to the front of the card. On the inside I heat embossed the sentiment as well.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Today's card is the second Sympathy card I needed to make a couple of days ago. It's just another very simple card to put together. The stamps used are from SU and were colored with SU inks and markers. I don't think it needs a lot of explanation but if you have any questions, feel free to let me know.

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Monday, April 5, 2010


I had need for two sympathy cards and this is one I made. The off white card base was run through the Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. The ovals were cut and embossed with the Classic Scallop Oval Nestabilities. Stamps are SU "Close as a Memory". The coloring was done with SU markers.

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Saturday, April 3, 2010


Wishing all of you a very special Easter!!! Tomorrow will be spent going to Sunday morning church service and then enjoying Easter Dinner with one of our daughter's family and our mothers.

This card was made using a new stamp set from Flourishes and a vertical stamp for the "Happy Easter". I stamped the design and sentiment with SU Chocolate Chip ink and colored the design with Copic CIAO markers.

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Friday, April 2, 2010


Today I am posting a card I sent to a friend, Georgia, for her birthday which is in a few days. I love the Gerber Daisies set from Flourishes and I saw the basic idea for this card. The main difference in my card is that I cut out an extra daisy and popped it so it overlapped the frame and made it look more it was coming through the window.

The image was colored with my Copic markers - Ovals were cut and embossed with my Spellbinders Classic Ovals - a portion of the front of the card was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and then two lines scored with my Scor-Pal on each side of the design. Very simple!

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Thursday, April 1, 2010


This week has been very busy having four of the grandchildren visiting while they are on Spring Break. We've had a lot of fun but it has meant no cards posted since last Saturday. Being the first of the month though and having prepared ahead of time, I am taking time to show you my April Calender. (Thanks, Lynette!) The stamp is "Three Bunnies" from Hero Arts.


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