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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Island Poinsettia

Using this stamp on vellum with gold embossing powder, really makes for a beautiful poinsettia. It is so pretty, it doesn't need much more to complete the card.
Stamp - Joyful Christmas
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Gold
Ribbon - Island Indigo 1/4" satin
Crystal Effects was used in the center of the flower after coloring it with the Island Indigo.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Merry Christmas Snowflakes

I just got this photopolymer stamp set and had to take if for a test drive. Love It! It's really easy to work with - super sticky to the clear blocks, seems to attract the ink to itself, and I don't feel the need to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure everything is positioned "just" the way I want it. (Yes, I'm one of those.) Don't you just love those snowflakes?
Stamps - Endless Wishes
Paper - Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink - Pool Party, Soft Sky, Silver Encore, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear
Punches - Decorative Label, Scallop Border
Ribbon - Island Indigo 1/4"
Jewel - Rhinestone

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Just a simple , masculine card using masking and sponging. No muss, no fuss!

Stamps - Countryside
Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
DSP - Baked Brown Sugar
Ink - Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
Embellishment - Candy Dots

Monday, October 28, 2013

Wetlands Collection

Here is a collection of cards all made with the same stamps and the same technique (direct to paper). The easy part was the stamping. Coming up with different layouts took a little bit more time.

Ink for all cards:
- Basic Black
- Pool Party
- River Rock (ret.)
- Sahara Sand
- Soft Sky

Base card stock for all cards:
- Whisper White

Additional Supplies for this card:
Paper - Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Ribbon - Natural Trim
Brad - Neutral

Additional Supplies for this card:
Paper - Basic Black, River Rock
Ribbon - Pool Party 1/4"

Additional Supplies for this card:
Paper - Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice

Additional Supplies for this card:
Paper - Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
Scored Lines - Simply Scored

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Quatrefancy Treasure

It's wonderful having a day off, with no plans, and the opportunity to play in my craft room. After making the Cheers! card yesterday, I was in the mood to continue playing with bright colors. I hadn't played with this stamp set in a while, and I decided it was high time.
Stamps - World Treasures
Card Stock - Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White
DSP - Quatrefancy
Ink - Island Indigo, Strawberry Slush
Embossing Powder - Clear
Jewels - Rhinestones

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Lovely Winter Tree

More masking and stamping. And, of course, a wintry scene. To create the "snow" on the branches and needles, I first stamped the images with Basic Black. Then, I stamped slightly above the image with VersaMark and used clear embossing powder. From that point, the daubed ink is resisted where there is clear embossing powder.
Stamps - Lovely as a Tree, Watercolor Winter, Wetlands
Paper - Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Embossing Powder - Clear

Friday, October 25, 2013


My husband and I recently found out that one of our local grocery store clerks will be retiring in a few days. I've been in this area for just more than 25 years, and she's always been there. My husband and I decided I needed to make a card to let her know she will be missed. We also want her to know we will be celebrating her retirement.
Stamps - Happy Hour
Card Stock - Island Indigo, Whisper White
DSP - Quatrefancy
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Strawberry Slush

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