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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

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

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Brighter Days

I really like this wishing well. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black, then traced it with different colors of Stampin' Write pens.

Stamps - Bright Wishes (143827)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Write - Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
Card Stock - Garden Green, Whisper White

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Painted Birthday

I got to play with some of my new stamps. These two stamps sets just scream to be used together.

Stamps - Crafting Forever (143958), Painter's Palette (141910)
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories - color pencils

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Lovely Lakeside Reflection

This was a fun (with a bit a challenge) card to make. I enjoy trying different techniques, and this was no exception. I stared by stamping the trees directly on the card, then used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to "reflect" the trees onto the water. I then used darker markers for the upper trees and lighter markers, with a lighter touch on the reflected trees. The grass, water ,sky and sun were all sponged.

Stamps - Lovely as a Tree (128655)
Ink - Daffodil Delight (119667), Pool Party (122938), Soft Sky (131181), Stazon Jet Black (102283), Wild Wasbi (109014)
Stampin' Write Markers - Always Artichoke, Wild Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz (Sold by collection: Brights (131259), In Color 2014-2016 (133654), Regals (131262), Subtles (131259)
Card Stock - Always Artichoke (105119), Whisper White (100730)
DSP - Watercolor Wonder (ret.)
Accessories - Always Artichoke Seam Binding (ret.)

Monday, November 23, 2015


I haven't used my retired Blendabilities in quite a while, so I decided it was time to pull them out. I really need to make more cards with cut objects. I find the task of cutting to be very relaxing.

I was inspired by two other card designs: one was by another Stampin' Up! demonstrator; and the other was a YouTube video I found on Pinterest that I pinned on my Techniques & Tutorials board.

Stamps - Remarkable You (139894)
Ink - Stazon Jet Black (101406)
Blendabilities - Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi (all retired)
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight (119683), Midnight Muse (ret.), Whisper White (100730)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Don't Wait!

Stampin' Up! - last call for products from the holiday catalog

We're saying goodbye to retiring products from the holiday catalog; but before we do, we're giving everyone an opportunity to order their favorites. Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last, so now's a great time to contact your customers and let them know to order them before they're gone!

Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last)

Retiring products are only available while supplies last. The lists of retiring products will be updated every business day by 4:00 PM (MT). 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sending Love

This is a special card, going to a friend.

Stamps - Butterfly Basics (137154), Love & Sympathy (122797), Thoughts & Prayers (127805)
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss (133675), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink - Mossy Meadow (133645), Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Rich Razzleberry (Blendabilities) (131003)
Punch - Decorative Label (120907)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Painted Blooms

This was just a scrap of DSP, leftover from another card I made. I knew it would be the right backdrop for the butterfly made from Butterflies Thinlits. The sentiment at the bottom is from a retired stamp set, but was perfect for this card.

The matting layers are 3-1/2" x 4-3/8" and 3-3/8" x 4-1/4"; and the DSP is 3-3/16" x 4".
Stamp - Fabulous Florets (ret.)
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss (133675), Wild Wasabi (108641), Whisper White (100730)
DSP - Painted Blooms (137784)
Ink - Blackberry Bliss (133642)
Accessories - Butterflies Thinlits (137360), Rhinestones (119246)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Amazing Coastal Bloom

I have so much fun coloring with the Blendabilities markers. Using them really has a way of dressing up a stamp. The Coastal Cabana on Sahara Sand really makes the flower stand out.

The layers for this card are the base: 8.5" (folded in half) x 5.5"; middle: 4" x 5.25"; and the top is 3.75" x 5". It's a simple layout, but it works!
Stamps - Blended Bloom (135906), Painted Petals (137146)
Cardstock - Basic Black (121045), Coastal Cabana (131297), Sahara Sand (121043)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
Blendabilities - Coastal Cabana (131000), Daffodil Delight (130998)
Punch - Ticket Corner Small (ret.)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blissful Butterfly

Having fun playing with this stamp set. There are so many different elements!
Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand
Accessories & Tools - 3/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Butterflies Thinlits, Mossy Meadow Ribbon

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Caterpillar to Butterfly

I had fun playing with this stamp set. The sentiment is perfect for lots of people. Although I punched out the small butterflies, I actually cut out the larger one. Of course, the next day I received the Butterflies Thinlits Dies the following day. Don't you just love the way the larger butterfly has that lacy look?
Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Cardstock - Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink - Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant, Memento Tuxedo Black
Punch - Bitty Butterfly

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

God Bless

I made this card for a friend who is battling cancer. I don't have the words to express to her how I feel about her and what she is fighting. This card is just my way of showing her the beauty I see in her.

Stamps - Painted Petals, Trust God
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
DSP - Painted Blooms
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi
Punch- Decorative Label

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Melon & Wasabi Bouquets

I made these two cards because I was experimenting with Blendabilities techniques. Some people swear by the method of starting with the darkest shade then moving towards the lightest. Others choose to blend from light to dark. Honestly, I can't tell the difference. What do you think? How do you color with your Blendabilities?

Stamps - Butterfly Basics
Cardstock - Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink -  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities - Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sea Mist

After receiving the Irresistibly Yours DSP, and discovering the sheet with the scallops on it, I knew I needed to use it for a seashore themed card. I had fun playing with the Sea Street stamps and design layouts. I used sponging on the DSP, with four different shades of blue, to give it the variegated appearance.
Stamps - Sea Street
Cardstock - Real Red, Whisper White
DSP - Irresistibly Yours
Ink - Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Monday, February 9, 2015

Get Well

I made this card to send to a male, family member who will be having surgery this week. I got the idea from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I just loved the way she used the Woodgrain embossing folder to give the appearance of a rippling pond.
Stamps - Wetlands
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing Folder - Woodgrain
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