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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Just Breathe

Just saying, "Just Breathe" makes me relax. I created the hills using torn paper and a brayer. I ran Elegant Eggplant card stock through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker before running it through my BigShot with the Adirondack die from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Stamp - Colorful Seasons (143726)
Ink - Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Stazon Jet Black
Card Stock - Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessory - Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)

I made this card for a couple of card challenges:

Color Throwdown

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sitting & Thinking

A few weeks ago I was playing with the stamp set Hanging Garden. I stamped the three hanging plants and colored them in with the Stampin' Write markers. I like the way they turned out, but didn't know what to do with it after that.

Today, as I was looking at it, I saw another card with the Adirondack chair and knew what I needed to do. I think I'm happier with the way it turned out, than if I had planned it.

Stamps - Colorful Seasons (143426), Hanging Garden (146239)
Ink - Early Espresso, Stazon
Stampin' Write - sorry, I can't remember
Card Stock - Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessory - Seasonal Layers Thinlits (143751)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Birthday Card for Lily

I made this card for one of my great nieces. Don't you just love that little pocket?

Stamps - Falling Flowers (139556), Pocketful of Sunshine (143719)
Ink - Pear Pizzaz, Dapper Denim
Card Stock - Baja Breeze (ret.), Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Accessories - Jewels: Pearls, Rhinestone; Punches (ret.): Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


These were another fun set of cards to make. The stamp set allows me to easily create scenes inspired by where I live.

Stamps - Waterfront (146386)
Ink - Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Whisper White

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marina Waterfront

Christmas has been put away and I returned from a wonderful trip to Pasadena to watch the Tournament of Roses Parade. I received this stamp set before Christmas, but never had an opportunity to play with it. Finally, today, I was able to explore these stamps for a bit. I love being able to create mountain scenes like this.

Stamps - Waterfront (146386)
Ink - Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Birthday Balloons

I found a card similar to this one on Pinterest. Unfortunately, I was unable to discover who to created it. It is such a fun, whimsical card, using the stamp with a different perspective. I knew immediately I would be using the other card as inspiration for at least one (probably more) of my own.

Stamps - Balloon Celebration (140675), Beautiful You (143637), Sheltering Tree (137163)
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Stazon Jet Black
Stampin' Blends - Bermuda Bay (light & dark)
Card Stock - Whisper White

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Artistically Asian Series

I made a set of ten cards which will be used by missionaries at my church. They are creating comfort blankets for dialysis patients, and I offered to make cards to send with the blankets. Of course, I included coordinating envelopes. Although I used five different stamps (two cards each), I'm only showing three. The other two stamps I used (In the Meadow and Just Believe) were silhouette stamps from retired sets.

To create the consistent masking for the box, I created a template using my Silhouette. This allowed me to make it 5-1/2" x 4-1/4 and perfectly center the cutout. I then ran packing tape around the edges so it won't wear out too quickly.

Stamps - Artistically Asian (141781)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, StazOn Jet Black
Card Stock - Whisper White
Accessories - homemade mask
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