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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Just You

I haven't done a quilt style card in a while, and decided to give it a go. This is as close as I get to actual quilting (I leave that to my sister).
Stamp - Vintage Verses
Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
DSP - Everyday Enchantment (ret.)
Ink - Lucky Limeade
Embossing Folder - Lacy Brocade

Monday, December 30, 2013


This is just a simple layout that always seems to work.
Stamps - Blooming with Kindness
Card Stock - Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
DSP - Summer Starfruit
Ink - Midnight Muse

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Betsy on my Mind

I really like this purple and green together. This sketch from Operation Write Home is perfect with this stamp set.
Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms, Upsy Daisy
Paper - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Framelits - Circle Collection

Flower Shop Blooms

I got this sketch idea from Operation Write Home. I'm not sure I've done it justice, but I do enjoy playing with different ideas.
Stamps - Bloomin' Marvelous, Flower Shop
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo
Embossing Folder - Elegant Lines
Ribbon - Bermuda Bay Taffeta

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Nothing But Time

Wouldn't it be nice to have nothing but time to do whatever we want? Time can be a good thing. I really like having time to do the things I want. I've enjoyed having the time to work on these cards. It's the first time I've used this stamp set, and it's been fun to play with. It's kind of fun seeing how just changing the colors, can change the mood of the card.

Stamps - Clockworks
Card Stock - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Pistachio Pudding

Friday, December 27, 2013

Watercolor Field Flowers

I had fun making this set of five cards on Christmas morning. (The husband was working and the daughter hadn't arrived yet.) The perfect opportunity to play and not feel guilty. See all those flowers, stems and leaves? They were all cut with the Silhouette. My color choices came from the colors used in the Watercolor Wonder DSP. Aren't they a beautiful combination?

Along with the Watercolor Wonder DSP, I used:
Stamps - Field Flowers, Upsy Daisy
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Punches - Decorative Label, Lace Ribbon, Modern Label, Word Window
Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots, Square Lattice

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Eleanor Everywhere

More fun with my Silhouette! Again, they all look very similar, but there are subtle differences. You can't really tell from the pictures, but one flower on each of the cards is raised up using dimensionals.

MDS Stamps - Everything Eleanor
Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White
DSPn - Riding Hood Red
Ink - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Popcorn Anyone?

I made these gift card holders for my sister and brother-in-law, to hold movie gift cards. I saw this idea on the Stampin' Up! demonstrator site and shamelessly copied the idea from Lorri Heiling. For instructions of how to create your own, visit her video at

Monday, December 23, 2013

Fabulous Four

Below are four more cards for Operation Write Home. Now, these might look like there was a lot of fussy cutting involved, but there wasn't (at least for me). I used my new toy, my Silhouette Cameo. After setting things up with MDS, I transferred the files to the Silhouette program. I'm really excited because it's working the way I was hoping!

MDS Stamps - Fabulous Florets
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stack of Silhouettes

I decided a while back that I would send a box of 100 cards to Operation Write Home by the end of the year. The year is almost done, but I'm not. My next few posts will probably consist of several similar cards.

Stamps- Serene Silhouettes
Card Stock - Basic Black, More Mustard, Whisper White
DSP - More Mustard
Punches - Curly Label, Decorative Label

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

One More Christmas Card

Just when I thought I was all set for Christmas cards, I discovered I needed just a few more. I found a design I really liked at Little Princess Cards, and decided I could make a few of these.

A couple of weeks ago, I would not have attempted to make several last-minute cards with fussy cutting, but things have changed. I finally broke down and bought myself a Silhouette Cameo (early Christmas present). This is my first card utilizing the ease of the Silhouette, and I LOVE IT!
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, More Merry Messages
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz
Edgelit - Adorning Accents

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Miss You

I made this using a sketch found at Operation Write Home. I had fun making this because I got to play with a stamp set and DSP I just got.
Stamps - Lovely Romance, Really Good Greetings
Card Stock - Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP - Watercolor Wonder
Ink - Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango
Framelit - Circles Collection
Ribbon - Tangerine Tango
Embellishment - Frosted Finshes

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lots of Lovely Trees

Inspired by a card I found on Pinterest, I created this card. A little masking, daubing and stamping.
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree
Paper - Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon - Natural Trim

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Heart

Here is another Valentine card for Operation Write Home.
Stamps - Everything Eleanor, Hearts a Flutter
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Silver 1/8"
Jewel - Rhinestone
Embossing Powder - Clear, Silver
Framelit - Hearts a Flutter

Monday, December 9, 2013

With Love

This card is similar to a Valentine card I made for my husband a couple of years ago. However, this one is some special Hero overseas to send home to his/her special someone.
Stamps - Field Flowers
Paper - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Real Red
Punches - Curly Label, Petite Curly Label, Small Heart
Ribbon - Chantilly, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Jewels - Pearls, Rhinestones
Embossing Folder - Vintage Wallpaper

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Two Good Terns

Here are two of a set of four cards I made for Operation Write Home. I've been so busy with various Christmas functions, this is my first opportunity to play in a while.

Stamps - Wetlands
Paper - Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Ribbon - Pool Party Satin

Stamps - Wetlands
Paper - Basic Black, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink - Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, River Rock, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky
Ribbon - Natural Trim

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

On My Mind Medley

This is close to Black, White and Red, but I decided to go with Black, Vanilla and Raspberry. When we are thinking of someone special, we need to remember to let them know. I'm hoping one of our overseas heroes has the perfect person to send it to. This is another card for Operation Write Home.
Stamp - Upsy Daisy
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Raspberry Ripple
Ribbon - Raspberry Ripple Satin Stitched

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Digging A First Dirtday

My second Great Nephew's first birthday is coming up! This is the card I made to go with his gift for his birthday party.
Stamps - I Dig You
Paper - Pacific Point, Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Real Red
Baker's Twine - Cherry Cobbler

Monday, December 2, 2013

Serene Snowfall

I found a card similar to this at Splitcoaststampers. For anyone who follows me, you know that when I see a card I really like, I have to try it for myself.
Stamp - Serene Silhouettes
Paper - Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink - Chalk Marker, Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Real Red, Soft Sky
Punch - Scallop
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Embossing Powder - Clear

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Blooming Sentiment

A lot of the pieces of this card are retired, but the colors are a bright, cheery combination. Don't you think?

This is another card for Operation Write Home - adding to my box. My plan is to send at least 100 cards before the end of the year!
Stamps - Blooming with Kindness, Silhouette Sentiments
Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
DSP - Sycamore Street
Ink - Raspberry Ripple
Punch - Eyelet Border

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Quite White

It's hard to believe that a card that is completely white can be more than just a plain piece of paper. When I saw the challenge at Operation Write Home, to make a card that's white on white, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. It's amazing how some embossing and pearls can add so much to a card.

Paper - Whisper White
Embossing - Beautiful Wings, Elegant Lines
Jewels - Pearls

Friday, November 29, 2013

Birthday Harvest

This is the card I made for my dad for his birthday. Like most other card makers, I really struggle making cards for men. I think the tractor really helps give it a masculine look. 8-)
Stamps - Harvest Blessing, Wetlands
Paper - Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky
Ribbon - Natural Trim

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Be Mine

I understand most people might not be thinking about Valentine's Day this time of year. However, in order to get cards to our Heroes in time for them to be sent to their True Loves for Valentine's Day, I need to get the cards to Operation Write Home by the end of the year. I am using their Sketch Challenge this week for my design inspiration.
Stamps - Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Card Stock - Basic Black, Real Red, Very Vanilla
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Basic Black, Real Red
Thinlit - Hearts a Flutter

Sunday, November 24, 2013

For a Quick Recovery

A friend just had hip replacement surgery, so I wanted to make her a card. I have made these scenic-style cards before, but not using some of these colors. I found a card, Twilight Beach by Cindy Gilfillan at Splitcoaststampers, which I used as inspiration.
Stamps - Serene Silhouettes, Trust God
Paper - Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Soft Sky
Punch - Curly Label
Embossing Powder - Clear

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Miss You Already

This is just a simple "I Miss You" card. Nothing fancy, because all the important stuff will be written on the inside.
Stamp - Really Good Greetings
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP - Quatrefancy
Ink - Island Indigo
Ribbon - Island Indigo Satin

Friday, November 22, 2013

Best Blooming Snowflakes

I made this card for Operation Write Home. It's too late to send them Christmas cards this year, but they still need some winter cards. I came up with the layout from this week's sketch challenge.
Stamps - Best of Snow, Blooming with Kindness
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, VersaMark
Jewels - Rhinestones
Ribbon - Silver 1/8"
Embossing Powder - Silver

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Christmas Card Repeat

Things have been a little hectic in my life (or should I say my daughter's life) these last few days, so I haven't had the opportunity to play and create. Below is a Christmas card I created last year. It's a simple card to create, and easy to make a lot to send to friends and family.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Timeless Birthday Wishes

As I sat looking at the Modern Medley DSP with the music notes, I knew I just had to use the Timeless Talk gramma phone! The card practically made itself.
Stamps - Timeless Talk
Card Stock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP - Modern Medley
Ink - Basic Black
Embellishments - Basic Black Candy Dots
Embossing Powder - Clear

Fancy Fan Butterflies

Playing with the 2013-2015 In Colors. A while back I had made a similar card with Baked Brown Sugar. This time, I'm using the other four colors. These are an easy set of cards to create in bulk (just four in this case).

Card Stock - Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
DSP - Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush
Embossing Folder - Fancy Fan
Punches - Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Thinlit - Secret Garden
Jewels - Pearls, Rhinestones

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Triple Time Snow

More fun with the Best of Snow stamp set. That hedgehog and snow critter are just too cute!
Stamps - Best of Snow
Paper - Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Nativity in Snow

When I started this card, I had originally planned to make a basic "Triple Time Stamping" card. Then I thought the Wonderful Blessing stamp might work well as the top layer. I must say, I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.

So, I guess this is just a Double Time Stamping card?
Stamps - Best of Snow, Wonderful Blessing
Paper - Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink - VersaMark
Embossing Powder - White
Thinlit - Circles Collection (for inner circle)
The outer circle was cut with a circle cutter.

Friday, November 15, 2013


It didn't matter how much I wanted to escape to make cards these last few days, it was not to happen. Finally, I found some quiet time all to myself. I found the sketch design at Operation Write Home, so it was easier than usual to visualize what I was going to create.
Stamps - Flower Shop
Card Stock - Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
DSP - Elegant Eggplant, Pistachio Pudding
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Ribbon - Ruffled Pistachio Pudding
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