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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
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