Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Today's card was made using a new embossing folder from SU and another color combination that is a little unusual for me. 
I embossed a strip of white card stock to place on top of the white card base.  Since I wasn't embossing the entire front of the card, I didn't want just a partial area of embossing showing on the inside of the card.  Then I added a piece of the Calypso Coral/Daffodil Delight floral design from the Watercolor Wonder dp.
The sentiment was stamped with an old Hero Arts stamp that I hadn't used for a long time and added to a Calypso Coral mat.  After adding the matted sentiment to the card I stamped two little flowers from Petite Petals.  One was added with a foam dot.
Thank you for stoping by!  Your comments are always appreciated!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


Yesterday while checking out Pinterest, I ran across a card made using these colors and just loved it.  You can see Georgia's original card here.
In order to make mine a little different, I used one of the stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add the splattered background to the white card stock.  I then punched out the flower so that the Watercolor Wonder paper would show through  The bright orange flowers were stamped with one of the designs in the Petite Petals stamp set and added with foam dots.  I chose a different sentiment for my card and used a stamp that I hadn't used in a very long time.
The mat is Island Indigo and the card base is Calypso Coral.   Thank you so much for stopping by today!
NOTE:  Thank you Georgia for the inspiration to use a new color combination.


Weather was supposed to be rainy all day but although it was very windy, we were blessed with NO rain until after we got home.  It was a special celebration for all these children.

Monday, April 28, 2014


I needed one more card for Tucker so this is the last one I made.  The Stampin' Up! Soft Sky card stock was a really nice color to use for a boy's card.  The dies are all from Spellbinders.
By keeping the envelope liner die in a basket on my table I find I am more apt to use it.  Lining an envelope with a coordinating paper really gives a great finishing touch to the greeting you want to send.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014


Today is Tucker's big day.  He will be receiving Communion for the very first time and his family will be there to celebrate his big day with him.  I hope to have a picture that I can post this next week.
The first time I made a card using this Spellbinders Cross die set, I made it for Easter.  It was like this except I put it on a Dotted Swiss background.  Since this card was for our Grandson, I was afraid the Dotted Swiss might look a little feminine for him so I used this Sizzix design instead.  I wanted to make the card even more special so I lined the envelope with the gold shimmer paper. 
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Saturday, April 26, 2014


This is the card my Mother-in-Law will give Tucker.  I embossed the front of the card with a Stampin' Up! embossing folder.  Then I stamped this design from Our Daily Bread with VersaMark and heat embossed with Egyptian Gold powder.   Spellbinders Labels were used to cut out and emboss the design which was then added to a piece of gold glimmer paper.  This is such a pretty design for First Communion or Confirmation.
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Friday, April 25, 2014


Sunday our Grandson, Tucker, will be making his First Communion.  It's a big day for them.  I loved the design of one of the cards I made for Easter so decided to do it again on an off white card stock and a gold embossed cross.  This is the card my mother will be giving Tucker on Sunday.  The cross, embossing folder and punched leaves are all from Stampin' Up!
Check back tomorrow for the 2nd card I made which my Mother-in-Law will give him.
Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 24, 2014


It's Thursday evening and I'm finally just getting another card posted.  I made this at the same time as the ones that were posted on Monday but for this one instead of a vertical sentiment, I embossed the edge with one of the SU folders.  I added two scored lines to make it a little more finished.
NOTE:  I had used a vertical stamp on the two cards posted Monday.  Someone asked me where I get my vertical stamps.  I have a variety of them from different companies.  Some came from Paper Inspiration (those stamps are now being sold by a different company who purchsed P.I.)  Repeat Impressions also has several. 
I'm scheduling posts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday since I have been lax in doing so this week.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


If there are items you have been thinking about getting, you might want to check out the list of items that are going to be retired the end of June.  Popular items do sell out fast so let me know as soon as possible if there are things you would like me to order for you.  Order this week and you will get FREE SHIPPING!!!


Monday, April 21, 2014


Last week when I made the card for Friday, I also made four pieces using a stamp from the SU Happy Watercolor stamp set to add quickly to cards.  I colored the images with Copic markers, cut and embossed the layer with a Spellbinders die and then matted all of them with Certain Celery card stock which had been cut with the scalloped Spellbinders die. 

When I cut and embossed the layer with the flower design, there was a small black dot on the very edge of the white area.  I pulled out my go-to little butterfly.   I colored it and since I wanted to cut it out I colored out beyond the design so that when it was cut out there wouldn't be a white ridge around it.  The butterflies were added with a foam dot.  I layed them aside for later use but had time Saturday to finish them off.
So when I decided to add these pieces to a card base, I embossed a little over half of the front of these two with the Swiss Dots folder and added two scored lines along the edge.  The vertical Happy Birthday was then stamped on the right edge.
Thank you for coming by today!  I really do appreciate it when you take time to leave a comment or suggestions. 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014


I started with a white card base and stamped the right half with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set using Pacific Point ink.   A 2 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of dp was added to the left half of the card.  I stamped the flowers with 3 of the 6 stamps from the SU Flower Shop set and then cut them out with the coordinating punch.   The leaves are from a Poppy Stamps Die.
Thank you for stopping by!  Spring is finally showing her face again and I hope all of you have a wonderful Easter Weekend!  I'll try to see you back here again on Monday.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


This has been another tough week.  The husband of a  friend of mine passed away and it has affected all of us on our Yahoo Group once again. 
I was having a really hard time getting any kind of inspiration going so I decided to read some of my emails.  One of them was for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge #200.  I saw some great cards there but really loved  this one by Rae Harper-Burnet:
I realized that I had the stamp that made the speckled background in the Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. The flower is from the Peaceful Petals stamp set and works well so I cased her card.  I made a couple of changes in mine so that it would not be identical to hers.  Mine will not be posted on the PPA200 challenge.
First of all I took a piece of white card stock and stamped the "splattered" design over the entire background.  I used one of the dies I have had for a long tme and not sure I had ever used before.  The flower is from the SU Peaceful Petals stamp set.  The inks and colored card stock I used are Perfect Plum.  Before adding the layers to the front of the white card base, I decided to emboss the front and chose the folder with the random raised dots which I think complimented the "splattered" stamped background.
I hope you like the card.  Take a moment to visit the PPA to see some really great creations.  And be sure to visit Rae's blog for some wonderful projects.

Monday, April 14, 2014


I'm sorry there is no new card right now so I am posting some of my favorites from the past. 

Last week I was very busy getting items ready for a stamp sale.  The sale consisted of at least 35 ladies who brought new and used items to sell.  One lady even brought things from 4 hours away and had about 7 large tubs of items from her 30 year collection!!! 
Now that the sale is over, I will be listing many of the items that are still in my "stash" on eBay so if you'd like to check things out there, I will be placing a link to my list as soon as I get a start on the posts.  The sale was a complete success as far as I was concerned but now it is time to get back to using some of the items from the very large stash that I still have!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


A lot like the card I posted in March but for this one I cut an extra set of leaves, cut them out and then added them so they would add some dimension and lap over the border of the white layer.
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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Although the cross looks crooked, it is lined up perfectly.....the picture of the cross is crooked though.  I'm not really happy with this one because of the colors but I didn't know how else to do the dp.  If anyone has any ideas, I would welcome them.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Last Friday I promised something different from what I had been posting.  I'm getting a late start posting today, but this card and today's weather makes me think that SPRING may actually get here yet.  Weather is finally making a nice turn so hopefully Old Man Winter is gone!!!

This was such an easy design to color with my Copic markers.  The design was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored.  The piece was then trimmed down and mounted to the card base with foam dots.

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Friday, April 4, 2014


I think these will be the last two cards I post using the Everybunny stamp set.  I decided to show you both so that on Monday I can start off with something different.
I used the Labels Thinlits die to cut a piece of Blushing Bride card stock.  Then I carefully lined up a piece of the Blushing Bride dp to place on the left hand side and another coordinating piece on the right hand panel.  I already had this cute little bunny stamped and colored on one of the SU dies. 
Hope you have a great weekend planned.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Using the same colors as I had on yesterday's card,
I made this one but used the Stampin' Up! "tulip" embossing folder. 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014


The main color for this card is the Stampin' Up! Pool Party.  I cut a piece of white card stock to 4" x 5 1/4" and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the SU Fancy Fan embossing folder.  A piece of the dotted Pool Party dp was added and then both pieces were added to the Pool Party card base.
I stamped the figures on white card stock and then colored them with a combination of Copic markers and SU markers.  Using Spellbinders dies, I cut and embossed the two pieces.  The bunny was added to a mat of Pool Party card stock.
Although I cannot get the Everybunny stamp set for you, I would be very happy to help you get any of the current Stampin' Up! products.  Just let me know what you would like to purchase.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Today's card (and the next few cards I post) was using the retired Stampin' Up! set called Everybunny.  All of the stamps in the set are just too cute.
The card base is one of the Mermaid (Turquoise) Lawn Fawndamentals note cards.  I also have them in a Freshly Cut Grass (Green), Wild Rose (Pink) and Sunflower (Yellow).  They are just a bit smaller than the A2 size that I usually make.
I stamped the design with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored it with a mixture of Copic markers and SU markers.  I cut it out with a Spellbinders oval and mounted it onto a So Saffron piece of SU card stock.
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I am going through some stamps and deciding which ones I can let go.  This was one of them; but before listing it on eBay I decided t...