Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Giving Thanks

This month's blog is about giving thanks!

Hope you enjoy this card - just love the new photpolymer stamp sets - the wondrous wreath is so versatile and fits any season.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Blog Hop - Fall is in the Air

September Blog Hop - Fall is in the Air

When I think of fall, the song Autumn Leaves (a very oldie but goodie) comes to mind.  And so when the holiday catalog came out I was thrilled to see the new set "For All Things" because of the great leaf design.   Really has been a busy time this August so I cased my card from someone ( don't remember who) but I added/modified for my own tastes.  Hope you like it.  

That's my kitchen wall color behind the card.  Looks like cajun craze to me.  The colors I used were cajun craze, crushed curry, a little tipping with cherry cobbler, soft suede, and some mossy meadow ribbon.  Also used some threads from our burlap ribbon to make the little loops.  Now I am ready for a fall road trip to check out the colors.  Maybe wait 'til October; still so nice here in Washington.

Now click on the image below to see Joni's card.  

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop

This month's blog hop is all about black and white. Check out my card below. 

I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set - love its versatility.  And I cut the banners out with the Banners framelits.  The stars can be cut out (in silver glitter paper) with the new Stars framelits.  Also used the new DSP paper "Back to Black" in the 2014 Stampin'Up catalog.  Whisper white and basic black card stock is a must have.  The only embellishment I used was the candy dots - black from the neutral pack.  Such a quick card to make for any workshop.  Five minutes or less!  Hope you like it.  

Now hop on over to Terri's blog and see her idea.  

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Gift for a Friend

Just finished making this with a friend.  Really enjoyed new media.  I used a box from Ben Franklin and I had just learned how to make the crepe paper flower.  Lots of fun putting this together.  She is a seamstress so we used buttons, mini thread spools and other embellishments.   Hope you like it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Getting Ready for Fall Craft Club

Had time to play yesterday - actually ran well into the night on this project.  I just pulled out some retired Stamping'Up paper and some blocks and ribbons, and of course embellishments, and SURPRISE!!  Here is what I ended up with - hope you enjoy!!  This is for my fall craft club.  Papers and color scheme may vary.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop

Blog Hop time!! Oh My!! What shall I do?  My daughter got the paper plate/napkin set below from Costco.  That was my inspiration for my card design.  But what stamp set and papers should I use?  Well, the June Paper Pumpkin kit came the very next day and answered all those questions for me.  I used only what was in the kit with the addition of night of navy, real red, and whisper white card stock.   I also made out the invitations with left over material.  

 I was so excited to have all the goodies in the paper pumpkin.  I did cut down one of the pinwheels to fit my card.  But all the supplies were there:

Three stamps, "celebrate", "party", and the stars
(They are polymer and just worked slick.  Lovin' them!)
24 Red and White Straws
24 Pre-cut and pre-punched pinwheels of four different designs (double-sided thick designer paper) 
Small Night of Navy Stamp Pad
Gray and White Baker's twine
Cellophane Bags for Treats
Big brads and paper clips

What a great deal Paper Pumpkin kits are - and only $19.95.

I did use the star bunch from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, and the new Silver Glimmer Paper for the star on the big brad.   

This card could be used for many different occasions.  Hope you enjoyed it.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Now hop on over to see Olivia's creation by clicking on the icon below.    

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's a Man Thing

Glad you could join our blog hop.  Can't believe it is June already.  Time to let those dads know how much we appreciate them.  Hope you like my little gift box below.

 Here is the completed box with ribbon tie and greeting.  Want to make one?  I  can show you how - just let me know by e-mail at

Wanted to show you the side view so you could see the stamped image I used to give a faux wood look.   I was going to use the new Hardwood stamp #133035, but ended up using the big stamp in Truly Grateful, #131733, as it fit perfectly on the sides and still gave me the look I was trying to achieve.  Sorry to see the Core'dinations paper, which is sandable, retiring.  It is fun to work with and really achieved a great worn wood look on the box top for the background behind the moose.  Particularly when I embossed it with the Woodgrain embossing folder, #127821, and then sanded it.

Here is the stamped top without the ribbon so you can see the image better.  These boxes are so handy for a quick gift container.  I sponged the grass with pear pizazz and the sky with pool party, then stamped the moose over the top.  Here is the list of products I used. 

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful #131733, $19.95; Walk in the Wild #130357, $14.95
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, $8.50; Core'dinations Early Espresso (retired)
Kraft Gift Box:  #124106, $2.95/4 boxes
Inks:  Early Espresso #126974, $5.95; Pear Pizazz, #131180, $5.95; Pool Party, #126982, $5.95
Ribbon:  Natural 5/8" Chevron , #132982, $6.95; Linen Thread, #104199, $4.50
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, #125598, $26.95; Extra Large Oval Punch, #119859, $16.95; Woodgrain Embossing Folder, #127821, $7.95; Stamping Sponges, #101610, $3.50
So now hop on over to Deb's blog and let's see what she has done.  Just click on the picture below and you will be there.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Last Chance Blog Hop

Oh so sad to see one of my favorite stamp sets being retired!  But just think of the new possibilities that we will see in June.  I loved this set for its versatility.  The two-step stamping of the flowers makes it easy to get realistic looking flowers using two colors - calypso coral and crisp cantaloupe.  I wanted to keep the card simple and I wanted it to be able to be mailed in a regular envelope so no embellishments.  But the layering of paper gives lots of depth and dimension.  Typically I would have to add some texturing but also wanted to keep it simple.  I used this for a card class and everyone loved it.  It is a five minute card.  I did cut out the flowers after I stamped them on whisper white and popped them up with dimensionals.  Hope you enjoy!!  

Here is what I used to make this card:

Stamp sets:  Field Flowers, #122762(c) $17.95; Summer Silhouettes (c) 126447 $17.95

        Paper: 2013-2015 In-colors Baked Brown Sugar 131296, Crisp Cantaloupe 131298; Whisper White 100730, Calypso Coral 122925

        Inks:  Calypso Coral 126983; In-colors Pistachio Pudding 131177, Crisp Cantaloupe 131176