Friday, June 28, 2013

Mother's Day

A little behind on getting things posted....This was the card I sent out this year for Mother's day.  I still had very little strength at this time so I not only took it with my cell phone but I did not wait for it to get the colors right so it does not line up right.  If I had been thinking I would have had it all done prior...duh!

Stamps: Swallowtail, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Dazzling Diamonds, Simply Pressed Clay, Blossoms Mold, Basic Rhinestones, Bird Builder Punch- leaves, 


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Zig Zag Moose

I love sketch challenges.  It gives me such a jump start on a design.  This Moose is so easy to use.  He does not need to be colored, he stands on his own,

Stamps: Label Love, Walk in the Wild
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Coredinations
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Extra Wide Oval Punch, Big Shot, Tastefull Trim Die, 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Artisan Label Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder Punch


Sweet Baby Bibs

I had a request for a baby card that was not too overly cutesy.  I had seen these cute bib cards and it was requested for a boy so I thought it would fit great.  The buttons where molded and dyed with reinkers to match perfectly. Lots of sponging here!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Designer Typeset
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Pool Party
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons Mold, early Espresso Baker's Twine, Small Heart Punch, Bitty Banners Framelit, Big Shot, Paper Piercing Tool


Monday, June 24, 2013

Calypso Floral

The Clay is s so great to work with.  When I first got my order in I was just home from the hospital and the surgery had taken all of my energy. I had these new toys just begging to be worked with.  So I had my 11 yr old daughter do what I wanted to do step by step.  She had great flowers and buttons the first try.    I think I could use Calypso every day!

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Ink: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Simply Pressed Clay, Blossoms Mold, Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, Artisan Label Punch, Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accent Framelit


Friday, June 21, 2013

Mosaic Thoughts

I love working with the Mosaic Madness set. This one is simple and yet I love how it turned out.  The 3D on on the end is just 3 punches folded in half and glued back to back.  

Stamps: Loving Thoughts, Mosaic Madness
Paper: Whisper White, Rasberry Ripple
Ink: Rasberry Ripple
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Mosaic Punch, Rasberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cantaloupe Honeycomb

2 of my other "Must Haves" out of the new catalog is the Six sided Sampler bundle with the matching punch and the Chevron Ribbon.  Budget allowed me to get just one color so I went with the Calypso Coral. HInt-Do not stare at it too long.  I kept thinking it was changing in width but every time I measured it it was always the same. lol  I punched the top and bottom hex and cut out the middle one because I wanted it just a little closer than the punch gave me.

Stamps: Six Sided Sampler
Paper: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Whisper White 
Ink: Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, 1-3/4"  Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4" Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon


Monday, June 17, 2013

Strawberry Flowers

Love, Love, Love this color!!!  I am very pleased with the ruffled ribbon.  It is not too big or thick and easy to use. I bought the clear mount Flower Shop set so here is what I did to make sure I stamp the flower to line up with the punch.  I stamped the flower on a piece of scratch paper and  then lined the punch up.  The punch has a gap at the top.  I took a sharpie marker and put a line on the bottom of the stamp where the gap is.  That way when I stamp the flower I just make sure that the gap with the line is on the top.  

Stamps: En Francias Background, Blooming with Kindness, Flower Shop
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Modern Medley DSP
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Pearls, Pansy Punch, 3/8" Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim 


Friday, June 14, 2013

Mr. Moose

Well, Monday was my birthday.  The only thing that could have made it better is if my SU order would have come in. ;-)  So I did all of my chores on Monday so when my order came in on Tuesday I had nothing to stop me from stamping.  One of my "Must have" sets was the Walk in the Wild.  I think it will make great masculine cards.  I tried a new fold here and I really liked the way it turned out.  I am not usually one to use the hostess sets but Express Yourself  is so great I know I will use it a lot this next year.

Stamps: Walk in the Wild, Express Yourself
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Labels Collection Framelit, Piercing Template


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wild Pheasant

What a great simple sketch! I love this Walk in the Wild set and I know it will get plenty of use this next year. After I had the card finished my son said the top back ground was to bare.  So I punched some leaves and used the cut out as a stencil template to sponge some leaves. I colored the pheasant in with the ink pads and aqua painters.  The image and sentiment are popped up with dimensionals.

Stamps: Walk in the Wild
Paper: Gumball Green, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'Dination, Epic Day This and That DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Extra Wide Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Piercing Template and Tool, Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Natural Trim


Monday, June 10, 2013


I needed some baby cards and needed to make a bunch of them rather quickly.  So I kept with the same pattern and just changed up the colors.

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Whisper White, 1. Midnight Muse, 2. Gumball Green, 3. Primrose Petals, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink: 1. Midnight Muse, 2. Gumball Green, 3. Primrose Petals 
Accessories: Big Shot, 1. Argyle Embossing Folder, 2. Chevron Embossing Folder, 3. Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Artisan Label Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Oval Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1. Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, 2. Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, 3. Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 


Friday, June 07, 2013


I have so many handymen in my life I thought this was a must so card.  It fit so much I had to add a birthday card design to the same card.

Stamps: 1.All Holidays (MDS)  2.Label Love
Paper: Night of Navy, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Brushed Silver
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, 2.Artisan Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder


Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Spring Flowers

I had a long list of things I had to get done today but I really, really wanted to do this sketch. So I made a deal with myself.  I worked for an hour and then I go to do one layer and so on until I got the card done. Thankfully it had a lot of layers so I also got a lot of other things done.

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, A Round Array
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Delicate Doilies Die, Basic Pearl, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons


Father's Day Pocket

What man does not love a gift card? 

Stamps: None 
Paper: Early Espresso, Retired DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons


Monday, June 03, 2013

Father's Day Grill

Another Father's Day Card. The grill is popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment was printed on Card stock from the computer.

Stamps: none 
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Ink: Tangerine Tango sponged on flames
Accessories: Big Shot, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelit, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Bird Builder Punch (Flames), Silver Mini Brads, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch (wheels)

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