Saturday, April 26, 2014

Love & Sympathy

Hello!  Today I am sharing a sympathy card that I made for a co-worker a couple of weeks ago.
I inked the stamp with markers and then lightly spritzed it with water before stamping the image onto Watercolor paper.  The edges were sponged with Artichoke ink.  The Wisteria Wonder layer was run through my Big Shot in the Framed Tulips folder.
I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut out the sentiment, sponged the edge and mounted it with Dimensionals.
Stamp Set:  Love & Sympathy
Paper:  Watercolor, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Always Artichoke
Big Shot:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Extras: Sponge, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Birthday

Hello!  Happy Easter!  Today also is my goddaughter's Birthday, so I thought I'd share the card I made for her.  Happy Birthday Amanda!
I hadn't made a card in a box awhile now and thought it would be nice for her.  Can you guess what I used to make the balloons???  The candle flames were made with the Bird Builder Punch's wing and the balloons were made using the Ornament Framelits Dies.
Here's what the back of the card looks like when it is folded flat.
Since the card was too large for an envelope I made one using my Envelope Punch Board.  It was a perfect fit!
Here's the front.  I made a belly band to keep it closed and added a matching clay button for a little decoration.
Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants, Label Love
Paper:  Birthday Basics DSP, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp
            Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Raspberry Ripple
Punch:  Bird Builder
Extras:  Simply Pressed Clay and Molds, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Envelope Punch
Big Shot:  Ornament Framelits, Chalk Talk Framelits 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I'm going to take a little break so I will see you in a week or so.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Scalloped Tag Easter Basket

Hello!  I've seen so many cute baskets made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch that I just had to make something myself.  Here's my Easter basket idea...
They measure 2 1/2" x 2"and hold quite a few pieces of candy.  I used Mini Brads to fasten the Crisp Cantaloupe handles.  
The Small Oval Punch was used to make the eggs and then I stamped them with matching ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The bunny is from the Life in the Forest stamp set, and of course I used the Fringe scissors to make the grass.
Here are the cutting and scoring directions.  I should have noted that you need to cut two of the middle pieces (3" x 1 5/8").  Let me know if you have any questions.

Stampe Sets:  Life in the Forest, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper 
            White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Blushing Bridge 
Punches:  Small Oval, Scalloped Tag Topper
Extras:  1/8" Mini Brads, Fringe Scissors, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! and Project Life

Hello!  Stampin' Up! announced today that they are partnering with Project Life to offer a quick and easy way to scrapbook.  I am going to love these products!!  Watch the video here.

Limited products will be available beginning May 1st and the entire line June 1st when the new catalog comes out.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Treat Holder

Hello!  Here's an easy treat holder to make using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch.
The best thing about these are that you can make them any size you want.  I made my base 1" deep so it would stand up nice.
I decorated the front with some eggs that were stamped then punched out with the Small Oval Punch, tucked them behind some Pistachio Pudding grass that was cut with the Fringe Scissors, and added a "Happy Easter" greeting.

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Sweet Sorbet DSP, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Pistachio
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ribbon:  Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punches:  Modern Label, Scalloped Tag Topper

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, April 10, 2014


Hello!  Look at this beautiful picture that was the inspiration for this weeks DOstamperSTAR challenge...

I absolutely loved it!!!  What a great challenge.  Here's what it inspired me to make...
I'm quite fond of these colors and using the By the Tide stamp set was a no brainer for me.  :)  I sponged the edges of everything and used my Bone Folder on the two pennants to soften them a bit.  What I really wanted to do was crumple them, but I just couldn't make myself do it!  lol  
I tied Linen Thread around both pennants and cut out the Night of Navy shell and mounted it with Dimensionals.  

Now, for my favorite part...check out my fellow DOstamperSTARS to see what they made this week:

Stamp Set:  By the Tide
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry
Big shot:  Pennant Framelits
Extras:  Linen Thread, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Get Well Soon

Hello!  I love this card that I made using the It's a Wrap Occasions stamp set.
I stamped the images using the 2013-2015 In Colors onto 1" strips of Whisper White card stock and then glued them onto a layer of Baked Brown Sugar.

Stamp Set:  It's a Wrap Occassions
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Hello!  As you can see, this weeks DOstamperSTARS challenge was a sketch. Talk about possibilities... 
I've been on a DSP kick lately (trying to use up what I have before the new catalog comes out!!  lol) and decided to use some of the Quatrefancy Speciality on this card.  I love the Daffodil sheet!!  After the long winter we've had I thought this bright birthday card might cheer up my friend if spring isn't here in time for her birthday!

Click on the names below to visit some of the other STARS blogs to see their cards:

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Dozen, Mosiac Madness
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Paper:  Whisper White, Quatrefancy Speciality DSP
Punch:  Mosaic
Big Shot:  Circle Framelits

Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by today!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Make a Wish

Hi!  I made this card for my step-father who's birthday is today.  Happy Birthday Pops!  Patsy Waggoner had a card like this on her blog the other day and I loved it so much that I just had to case it.  Isn't it awesome?!
SU! had some great DSP in their catalog this year and Birthday Basics was one of my favorites.  I love the all the colors it coordinates with.  

Stamp Set:  Perfect Pennants
Paper:  Birthday Basics DSP, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Gumball Green, Basic Gray
Big Shot:  Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Circles Collection & Banners Framelits
Punch:  1/2" Circle

DSC#286 Daisy Delight

Hello! I thought this week's challenge was right up my alley! Just looks like a Connie card! lol I decided that the only stamp set ...