Saturday, May 30, 2015

Co-Worker Cards

Hi!  I thought I would share some cards that I made for a few co-workers who are retiring.  I forgot to take pictures before I took them to work so I used my cell phone to take the photos - they turned out good, but I couldn't get my copyright image to show up large enough to read.  Oh, well.  What can I say, I'm just not tech savvy.
On this card I used the Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating punch.  I made 5" x 7" cards so I was really glad to have the Envelope Punch Board so I could make larger envelopes to hold the cards.  It was a great way to use up my retired DSP too!
The Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punchwas used for this card - I am sad that both of these items will be retiring this year.
I had fun making this card using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.

That's it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Hello!  It's another DOstamperSTAR challenge day!  I really liked this week photo and knew exactly which stamp set I was going to use.

Now that the Occasions Catalog is coming to an end, I finally used some of the Adventure Bound DSP that I ordered in January! Here's my card:
I stamped directly onto the DSP using the The Open Sea stamp set. My Linen Thread ended up looking like a heart on the top, that's ok, because this card is for my husband's birthday!

Check out what my fellow STARS have been up to this week:

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, And Many More
Ink:  Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Paper: Island Indigo, Mossy Meadow, Adventure Bound DSP

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

To You From Me Berry Basket

Hello!  I needed a treat for a friend so I made a berry basket (to hold some chocolate, of course) and a matching 3" x 3" note card to tuck inside.
She's a no frills kind of gal, so I kept the basket pretty simple.  I saw somewhere that someone had put bows on hers and thought I'd give that a try.  It turned out pretty cute.
Here's what it looks like with the candy in it.  It really holds quite a bit!

Paper: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Sale-A-Bration DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Ribbon:  Crushed Curry
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz Die
Punches: Word Window, Modern Label, Bow Builder
Extra:  Handheld Stapler, 6" x 8" Cellophane Bag

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday

Hello!  I made this card quite awhile ago and thought it was about time to post it!
It was made using the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the Butterflies Thinlets Dies from the Occasions Catalog.  I'm so happy that both of these have carried over into the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog, I'm sure I will use them a lot.
Here's a close up of the butterfly.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Take a moment to pray for those who have given their lives for our great country.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Gift Bag Punch Board Sneak Peek

Hello!  I got my Stampin' Up! pre-order the other day and I have to say I am lovin' the new Gift Bag Punch Board.

Here are two little gift bags I made using a 10" x 5" piece of DSP for each one.

Here's a view from the top.

I used some retired DSP in case I flubbed making them, but they both came out perfect the first time!  The board can make bags up to 3 5/8" wide and from 4" to 10" tall, all will be 2" deep.  This is one tool I am going to get a lot of use out of!  

Gift Bag Punch Board (2015-2016 Stampin'  Up! Catalog)
Paper:  Retired DSP
Stamp Set:  Label Love
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Ribbon: Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine
Punch:  Artisan Label

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

DSC#132 Cupcake Party

Hello!  It's a DOstamperSTARS color challenge today.  I have to admit that I panicked about this combo, but once I got going I liked it! :-)

Each of the cupcake bases were stamped with the coordinating ink.  For the frosting, I stamped off once so it would be a little lighter shade.  I love how this stamp set has a coordinating punch!
This photo shows how I mounted the frosting with Dimensionals. :-)

Check out what my fellow STARS did with these three colors:

Stamp Set:  Cupcake Party
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist. Whisper White, Cantaloupe Crisp
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Tangelo Twist, Cantaloupe Crisp
Punch:  Cupcake Builder

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Hello!  Here's the card I made for my mom this year.

Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ribbon: Retired Crisp Cantaloupe

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Hello!  It's a DOstamperSTARS challenge day today!

I liked the butterflies on these dishes and thought I'd make a Mini Treat Bag using the Big shot and my Papillon Potpourri stamp set.  If I had more energy I would have punched out some butterflies and attached them to the bag too.  Maybe next time!

Head on over to visit my fellow stars and check out their creations:

I will add more links later today!

Stamp Set:  Papillon Potpourri
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies

Flying Home

Hello! Just a quick post showing you what I made with the Flying Home stamp set that can be found in this year's Occasions Catalog. As s...