Saturday, April 26, 2014


I made this card for a quick card swap. Oh look - the colors match my blog!. If only I'd planned that!

While it looks like I stamped the white label and the card at the same time, I did not. I just winged it and stamped the Naturals White paper, then cut out the label with my Big Shot. I stamped the Pool Party paper and "eyed" it so the label would match. When the ink and the paper match perfectly you can get this reflection effect. The ribbon has a half twist. 

12099 Very Vanilla Seam Binding

122924 Pool Party
102316 Naturals White
131202 Smoky Slate

126982 Pool Party 
126976 Smoky Slate

126577 By the Tide (clear) or 1319410 (wood)
129168 Wetlands (clear) or 126695 (wood)

Deco Labels 130102

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Spring Card in a Box

These are so much fun! This version was CASEd from a Pin by Laurie Graham and a  tutorial by Tina Welter

Punch Potpourri (retired)
Secret Garden 129144

Boho Blossoms 119858

Secret Garden 129372

Soft Sky 131181
Daffodil Delight 126944
Pink Pirouette 12956

The DSP is a Saleabration print (sorry)
Soft Sky 131203

Pearl Basic Jewels 119247
Sticky Strip 104294

Saturday, April 19, 2014


It's that time again! Spring! My daffodils are great this year!

Next week brings two Stampin Up events - the retired list and FREE shipping! I'm making a list!

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I love the Perfect Blend stamp set!

Here's my version of the coffee card (below). I've been looking everywhere for a coffee ring stamp. I tested out several cups in my house, too big. I even bought the Undefined Stamp set, thinking I'd spend an evening happily stamp carving.  Then, eureka! I saw the pocket watch in the Clockworks stamp and Voila! it's a coffee ring. First I thought I would just ink it and mask off the windy thing, then after stamping it I figured out that I could use a marker and ink it where I wanted.  Then I kissed off a second stamp of the ring after the first one to blur it out and make it more real.  Yes, you do have to fussy cut the cup and coffee warmer. The Natural Composition DSP looks just like Starbucks.I put the cup on with dimensionals. I used naturals white for the cup to set it apart from the vanilla background. The vanilla is a little sharper to stamp, not that the splats need to be sharp.
Great card to give your boss on his birthday if he has a good sense of humor.

Perfect Blend 131392
Gorgeous Grunge 130517
Clockworks 127292

Natural Composition Specialty 126917
Crumb Cake 120953
So Saffron 105118
Very Vanilla 101650 (for the background)
Naturals White 102316 (for the cup)

Early Espresso 126974
Baked Brown Sugar131174

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Steampunk Card

I've been wanting to make a Steampunk card for some time. I am fascinated with collages and the sewing icons. So I've been collecting stamps and made one for this card challenge (I didn't win, but it was a stretch for me)

CREATIVE CONTESTS    - Winner from Each Contest will receive a special gift

    Only current product please - see specific "rules" for each contest below.
     Each contest entry must be different. you may not enter the same card in more than one contest or use yor swap card in any of the contests

     Card Fronts/Full Size Cards/Tags

     Include layers, embellishments - your best work.  

     Contest  - It's Your Birthday 

For this card, I inked the Crumb Cake ribbon with Baked Brown Sugar and made my own flower from Secret Garden, stamped with En Francais. 

Dress Up 130101
Secret Garden 129372

Creative Elements 122647
En Francais 127790
Gorgeous Grunge130517
Off the Grid130736
Papaya Collage126612
Seasonal Sayings 128009

Pink Pirouette 126956
Sahara Sand 126976
Early Espresso 126974
Crumb Cake 126975

Crumb Cake Seam Binding 122332
Burlap Ribbon 132140

Basic Black 121045
Baked Brown Sugar 131296
Calipso Coral 122925

Very Vanilla 101650

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