Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

Oh Happy Day
      It is a bright sunny day, and that alone is cause for celebration! I have a bright, sunny card that I am excited to share with you today! I used the Stampin' Up! sets Starburst Sayings  with matching dies, and Hardwood to create my card. The patterned paper is from the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper collection. My doily, and chevron banner are from the SAB Banner kit. I added a scalloped border using the Ribbon Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch.  I used Melon Mambo, and Crushed Curry ink. I love the way everything came together to create a fun, happy card. Now I just need to decide who to send it to!
Monday, April 14, 2014

With Love

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Hello and welcome! This weekend I was thrilled to receive the Painted Flowers stamp set from Altenew. This set is so pretty, and very different from the floral stamps I already have in my collection. Before receiving the set I sent Iwona Palomoutain a message asking for any secrets in stamping, and she told me "Because of the way these stamps are drawn, you really can't mess them up."  It's okay if the outline isn't perfect.  After receiving the stamp set and stamping the flowers I completely agree. To stamp my flowers I used three colors of Stampin' Up! ink: Elegant Eggplant, (I stamped off on paper before stamping the first layer.) Pistachio Pudding, and Wild Wasabi. The sentiment is from the Winnie and Walter brush stroke sentiment set. I created my own label sticker using the Papertrey Ink stamp set Building Blocks that I stamped and heat embossed using white powder.
I love this card, and I hope you like it to!
And now for the winner of the $15 Stampin' Up! gift certificate out of 41 comments Random Number Generator picked # 29
on 4/11/14
Cristy Hurst you are the winner! I'll contact you to give you more info.
Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great week!
Sunday, April 13, 2014


Just mixing it up a little today and playing with my newest Lawn Fawn stamp acquisition, Critters of the Past. This set is just so cute! I used patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn Into the Woods collection and colored my prehistoric diorama using Spectrum Noir markers.
I am happy you stopped by today!
Friday, April 11, 2014

Hooray For Friday!

   It has been a week of Stampin' Up! on my blog, and I hope you have enjoyed the cards I have been sharing with you! Today I am featuring "Geometrical". As you can see from my picture I thought it would be fun to try something a little different with my triangles. I created a star! I paper pierced the interior edges of my triangles using my SU paper piercing pad and template. The triangles were stamped using Pacific Point, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango. I love that color combo! I added a machine stitched border to finish my card.
I promised a giveaway so here it is! To celebrate a fun week of Stampin' Up! projects I am giving away a $15 gift certificate to one lucky commenter from ALL of my Stampin' Up! cards this week! Here is a link to my other cards if you would like to comment and increase your chances of winning!
The winner will be chosen Monday morning.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sending Good Thoughts

Good Thoughts
Hello friends! Today I have a card to show you featuring nothing but Stampin' Up! goodness! To create my card I used "Perfect Pennants" and "Flower Shop" and matching punch. I stamped my flowers using So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie. The pretty patterned paper is from the Retro Fresh designer series paper collection. My favorite part of the card is the cloth banner. That is from the SAB banner set that I earned free during Sale-A-Bration. I love it when I can stretch my supplies as far as they can go. I added a line of zig zag stitching to add a little something extra. I finished off my card with a metal button also from the Occasions Catalog.
I am happy you stopped by today and I hope you have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Trendy Triangles

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Hello! Back again today with a card that I created for this weeks Dynamic Duo Challenge:

        I couldn't resist these colors! I have had the Stampin' Up! set "Geometrical" for a couple of months, and tried stamping a card with it, and I just was not happy with the end result. I gave up until yesterday, Brenda Weaver mentioned that she couldn't get enough of triangles, and she had several examples on her blog of cards with triangles. So I went to check them out. Finally inspiration hit me, and I quickly stamped this card! Having the coordinating punch makes it SO easy! I used alcohol markers to color my SU rhinestones and finished my card with machine stitching.  So what do ya think about my first triangle card? 

      Thank YOU for stopping by, and stay tuned later this week, I have a fun blog giveaway planned!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thank You Sweetie Pie - Playing Along With A Challenge

I'm back! I still had this adorable set on my desk, and was inspired after seeing the picture from this weeks Cure For The Monday Blues Challenge #12. Check out the inspiration picture:

             I just had to use Sweetie Pie and Sweetie Frames to play along with this challenge! I stamped my frames and faces in Memento Tuxedo Black. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir, Copic, and Promarkers. I have a little bit of everything! I kept the design pretty simple, and I am thrilled with the end result! I am happy you stopped by (again), and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

Sweetie Pie - Photopolymer By Stampin Up!

Not everyone knows this, but Stampin' Up! has been releasing seasonal, limited quantity Photopolymer sets for the past year. I use a lot of different clear stamp sets, and understand quality is a big deciding factor on whether or not I order from that company again. Well I am happy to report that Stampin' Up! photopolymer is top quality and the stamps are deeply etched. It drives me crazy when ink gets in the cracks of clear stamps that aren't deeply etched.

To create my card I used the recently released stamp sets "Sweetie Pie" and "Sweetie Pie Frames".
For my first card I used a card base from the March Paper Pumpkin kit, easy right? I used the Hardwood background stamp, and stamped a sheet of Bermuda Bay card stock. Next I stamped the wood frame and cut it out using detail scissors. Using a craft blade I cut out the inside of the frame and using that as a template I cut out my inner white square and stamped the adorable face! I colored her with alcohol markers. I added foam adhesive to the frame, and stamped it one more time on my card base. I attached the frame,  face, and added a bow tied with our new twine. Easy and super cute!
 Almost everything is the same for my second card, only I created the card base using Whisper White card stock, and a Calypso Coral Stampin' Spot! All I did was brush the square across my card stock four times being careful not to make it too uniform. I just love this look, and it is very popular in the stamping world right now!
If you would like to order these adorable sets while they are still available you can visit my webstore here:
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Monday, April 7, 2014

So Very Grateful - Playing With Stampin' Up!

       Spring has been slow to start this year, but in my craft room flowers bloom year around - I love stamping flowers! To create this card I used the Stampin'  Up set "So Very Grateful" and the sentiment set "For You". I used Spectrum Noir markers to color my floral spray, and Delicata Gold by Tsukineko to stamp the outlines. I mounted my card base on Pretty In Pink card stock by Stampin' Up. Oh how I miss that color!
I am happy you stopped by today and I hope you have a wonderful week!
Saturday, April 5, 2014

Holiday Inspirations Easter Blog Hop!

    Hello and welcome to the Easter Inspiration Blog Hop by The Inspiration Crew.  This hop is just for fun. We’re posting projects we made using products we like and hopefully they will give you some inspiration for your own Easter craft projects.

  To create my card I used the beautiful, and perfect for Spring/Easter stamp set by Papertrey Ink Garden Grace. I used the frame from the PTI set Simply Jane as my focal point. The lace background was stamped using an old CHF background stamp I will never let go of! I used the following Stampin' Up! ink colors to stamp my card: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, and Perfect Plum. I used the same shade for the inside and outline of each flower, I just stamped off on a scrap of paper before stamping the flowers. This is a great way to get more use out of your ink pads!
  You will find links to all the other participating bloggers below. If you want to see some fantastic projects you should definitely visit each blog participant. I am happy to belong to such a talented group!