Saturday, March 28, 2009


Last night DH was watching the basketball games and consuming my laptop playing his favorite game so I took advantage of the time to make a couple of cards. I just received an order yesterday which had the Seafoam White Embossing Powder. I actually thought it would be white but it was really a little too creamy to put on white paper...........which worked out great in the end.
I embosssed the butterflies on vellum and then cut them out. I also embosssed a flower stamp on vellum and mounted it on a piece of the Snickerdoodle paper from Lasting Impressions. I used a corner punch on the four corners of the layers. Then I ran the front of the card through using a CB folder and added the flower layer and the Butterfly.
The second card was made in the same manner only I stamped a sentiment on the outside of the card. I'm not real fond of the brads I used on the corners of the sentiment but the adhesive I used to attach vellum to cardstock was showing through so I covered the marks with the brads. I should have used pearls since I didn't use them on this butterfly. Not sure what I'll put inside but may just leave it blank for a handwritten message.
Thank you for looking. Hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Attention Magnolia Lovers!

I just learned of this blog page: She is going to give away some unmounted Magnolia stamps. Here is a picture of the stamps she is going to give away.....
Be sure to take time to check out the slide show of the beautiful Magnolia cards she has made. :)


The first card below is one that I started to case made by a friend on our Yahoo group. I soon discovered that when using the CB Swiss Dot folder on just part of the layer, it makes a big difference in the direction that you use it. I had even gone so far as to count the number of dots she had used vertically and horizonally. Mine didn't look like hers. If you look closely, you will see that the space between the dots in a row are different if you look up and down or sideways. (Is that clear as mud?)

Determined not to waste the piece, I went ahead and made a card that was designed vertically instead of horizonally. I don't think it will show but the black paper is the Black Licorice Dot and the white is is Powdered Sugar both being from Lasting Impressions. Buttons are also from Lasting Impressions. The scalloped edge was made with a Martha Stewart punch.

The second try resulted in this card. Once again all of the papers are from Lasting Impressions.

The colored papers on these two cards have been discontinued but I do still have some in stock if you see something you would like. Thanks for looking and hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Today I saw an email that had come from a Yahoo group and it had a link to a card that one of the ladies had made. She used one of the corner CB folders that I also have and have never really found a good use for. I loved her card. Hers is more elegant but I just posted one of the cards I made with her ideas for using the CB folders. There are two scored lines between the CB folder designs - they don't show up very well on this picture. I think I would do the ribbon different with either a knot or a bow..........and maybe use a sheer ribbon.

Pink paper and ribbon are from Paper Trey. The little pink flowers are translucent and are from Hero Arts. They had two little holes so I put the tiny pearl embellishments over the holes. Pearls were also from Hero Arts. I hope they survive being mailed.

Monday, March 23, 2009

This is a card I made for a friend. In fact she was very generous to allow me to use her picture of the card. Card stock is Snickerdoodle from Lasting Impressions, Mellow Moss layer is from
Stampin Up and the stamped image is a Penny Black stamp. The inks I used were VersaColor, Bamboo, Old Rose and Marigold.

I embossed the front of the card using the two Cuttlebug folders running them through the CB at the same time and leaving a space to run two scored lines with my Scor-Pal.

Monday, March 16, 2009


A few weeks ago I had a customer from the Netherlands. She has a blog page which I checked out and she had some wonderful cards made with Magnolia stamps. I commented on them because I had just received some stamp offs from another friend/group member/customer. When I told Maureen I had just become "acquainted" with these designs, she very kindly offered to send me some stamp offs. These are two of the designs she sent me.
I thought this would make a cute card for Newlywed's First Anniversary. The "kids" are colored with Copic CIAO markers. The sun is a Penny Black stamp (a company where I order items for customers) and the fence is a Martha Stewart Punch. I sponged some green onto the bottom of the card for some grass and some light blue (which is hard to see) for the sky.

A few weeks ago I had a customer from the Netherlands and I checked out her blog. She had some darling cards made with Magnolia stamps. I commented on them because I had just received a few stamp offs of them from another

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Once again it has been too long since I posted something here so I decided to post more than one today. I wish life didn't have such a way of interferring with making cards.

About two years ago I purchased the Spellbinders Baseball/Softball die along with the baseball brads from a store that was closing. Being from the town where "The Final Season" was filmed in large part, I wanted to do some cards done with the baseball theme. Well, it's taken me too long to come up with something. I finally got this card put together this morning for a little boy's birthday.

I chose the CB folder for the background on the Snickerdoodle cardstock from Lasting Impressions. The brown layer is cardstock from Stampin Up.

This was a card I kind of "threw together" using a piece I had already stamped and stored for future use. Stamp is from Paper Inspirations.

And finally, this was a new stamp I just purchased from Penny Black. I love coloring the Penny Black Hedgehog designs. Items I used were Powdered Sugar paper from Lasting Impressions, scrap of yellow for one of the layers, Nestabilities for cutting the layers and the CB Swiss Dots folder for embossing a portion of the front of the card. Coloring was done with Copic Markers.

Baseball Birthday

Once again, it's been too long since I posted a card. Sorry life is so busy. A few days ago I wanted to make a "baseball" themed card. I had purchased this Baseball die almost 2 years ago and never used it.

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...