Monday, September 30, 2013

Merry Little Christmas

I received the stamp set "Merry Little Christmas" last week and had this idea in my head for sometime and finally put it on paper.  The "Merry" was cut out of Red Glimmer paper and adhered using Tombo Multi Mono Glue along with the strips of Designer Series Paper.  Allowed to dry completely and then I embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Sponged around the edges with Gumball Green.  Stamped the sentiment on Real Red card stock with Versamark and used White embossing powder. I then cut it in half and used the oval punches.  Popped them up on dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas
Paper:  Season of Style DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Real Red, Gumball Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Expressions Thinlits Dies, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, White EP, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Masculine Sympathy Card

I recently needed a masculine sympathy card and the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper worked great.  I started out by putting Versamark on my stamp first, then applied Cajun Craze, stamped and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did the same with the sentiment only using Early Espresso.  I really like how this turned out.
Click on the photo for a closeup.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Field Flowers, Simply Sketched
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink:  Versamark, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Merry Snow Day

Just had to get this Snow Day stamp set, Snowmen are to stinkin' cute!
He is stamped in Whisper White Craft ink, then I put some re-inker in the lid of the case with a little water and painted him solid white.  This can either be left to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the drying time.  The snow at the bottom was created by tearing the edge of Whisper White card stock, then embossing with Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I then applied Versamark on the rough edge of the paper and used Iridescent Ice embossing powder for some sparkly snow.  Snowflakes in the background were also embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The ball cap was made by applying the Washi tape to some Whisper White card stock and then punched out with the Petite Curly Label punch.  Took some paper snips and trimmed off the points on the side of the hat.  Punched another for the bill of the cap in Cherry Cobbler and trimmed off a small piece.  Hat is popped up on a dimensional.  The scarf was made by crocheting a chain, knotting the end and then leaving enough end to fray.  Using the paper piercer, I made a hole on each side of his neck and run the scarf through the holes and held down at the knot with a glue dot. Candy Dots for buttons and the "Merry" was glued directly on top with some Tombow Multi-Mono Liquid Glue.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Snow Day
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP, Red Glimmer
Ink:  Whisper White Craft, Black Stazon, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Season of Style Designer Washi Tape, Expressions Thinlits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Candy Dots, Petite Curly Label Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombo Liquid Glue, Crochet Hook, Paint Brush

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flower Shop Thank You

I saw a card on Pinterest that did this technique and wanted to give it a try.  First stamp image in Whisper White Craft Ink.  You can set it aside to dry or use your heat tool to speed up the drying time.  Using a Stamp-a-ma-jig, I lined up the flower then slightly moved it over so some of the white was showing and then stamped.  I did the same for the leaves but stamped again on top of the Gumball Green with the two-step part of the leaf from the Stippled Blossoms stamp set in Garden Green.  I then added some Dazzling Details in the centers of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Flower Shop, Simply Sketched, Stippled Blossoms
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight
Ink:  Black Stazon, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Gumball Green, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft
Accessories:  Dazzling Details, Heat Tool Stamp-a-ma-jig

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Trying out the new Expressions Thinlits die, so fun!  
I have always been more for traditional Christmas colors, but I am loving this new color combo in the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper.  I was going to use Pool Party for the "Merry" but it did not so up very well so I used Bermuda Bay.  The sentiment was lined up with a stamp-a-ma-jig, then I used a post-it note to mask off the Merry part of the stamp.  Added the silver ribbon for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Greetings of the Season
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Expressions Thinlits, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thursday, August 1, 2013

My First Christmas Card

The Holiday Catalog is awesome!  I just had to make a Christmas card as they are my favorite.  The Winter Frost Designer Series Paper is Gorgeous.  The packages are embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  First I applied Versamark to the stamp and then Coastal Cabana before embossing.  Using the Squares Collection Framelits I made a frame out of
Bermuda Bay to showcase the packages.  Silver embossing powder for the sentiment and some fabulous new bling!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Wishing You
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Winter Frost DSP, Whisper White
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Versamark
Accessories:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Squares Framelits, Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver & Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Paper Players Sketch Challenge 156

I was needing a somewhat masculine birthday card when I came across this sketch at The Paper Players Blog and I had an idea right away!  The Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper makes it so easy to make a fast card.  Sorry I have been missing in action, seems all the young girls at work are having babies and I've been crocheting baby blankets for shower gifts!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Really Good Greetings, Sketched Birthday
Paper:  Birthday Basics DSP, Very Vanilla,Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Candy Dots, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sketch Challenge using Sketched Birthday!

Playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches this week.
The Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper is very bright and cheery, love it!  I cut the diagonal 1 1/2" x 6" and then using Tombo Multi Mono Liquid Glue adhered the ruffle trim and set aside to dry.  Using water color paper I stamped the cake with Black Stazon and used blender pens to water color the image and then added some Dazzling Details to the candle flame for a little sparkle.  Punched with scallop circle and layered onto the Bermuda Bay circle and popped up on dimensionals.  I glued the diagonal strip to the Coastal Cabana and then trimmed off the edges.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Sketched Birthday, Simply Sketched
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Naturals White, Water Color, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate
Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots, 3/8" Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim, 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Details, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Birthday Butterflies

I saw a card like this on Pinterest.  The negative space of the butterfly had Designer Series Paper behind it and just had to make one for myself.  It makes a bright and cheery birthday card.  The small butterflies were punched with the Bitty Butterfly punch and then used the Fancy Fan embossing folder on them for some texture and Dazzling Details for some sparkle.  The antennae are made with the stamp from Papillon Potpourri.   I am really liking the Washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Simply Sketched, Papillon Potpourri
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Punches:  Bitty & Elegant Butterfly, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls,, Dazzling Details, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Coastal Cabana Sympathy

Hello Everyone, hope you're having a fabulous weekend.  I've done some water coloring with Coastal Cabana on the flower. I did use some Whisper White Craft Ink to add some highlights to the top of the petals for added contrast.  Pear Pizzazz for the stems and some Soft Sky around the image.  Paired Coastal Cabana with Island Indigo which really made the image pop!  Embossed the Very Vanilla with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder and added some ribbon.  

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Paper:  Water Color, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
Ink:  Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, Whisper White Craft
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Paint Brushes, Dimensionals. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gingham Garden Thank You

I finally got a chance to use the new Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper, I love these colors together!  I am also enjoying the Simply Pressed Clay, had to play with it a couple of times, but it's easy.  Not much else going on in Illinois but a lot of rain!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Simply Sketched, Papillon  Potpourri
Paper:  Gingham Garden DSP, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Simply Pressed Clay with Buttons & Blossoms Mold, Dazzling Details, Punches:  7/8" Scallop Circle, Elegant Butterfly, 2 1/2" Circle.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Floral Thank You

Trying out the new Simply Pressed Clay using some Crisp Cantaloupe re-inker.  I put the clay in a plastic baggie with the re-inker and worked it into the clay.  Once incorporated, I was able to roll it around in my hands without getting re-inker all over me.  After they dried, I applied a light coat of Crystal Effects to make them shinny.  My fabulous up line Julie Davison challenged us to CASE (copy and share everything) a project from the new Stampin' Up! catalog.  I chose the card on page 27, as I thought it would be cute with the new clay flowers.  

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Naturals White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi
Ink:  Black Stazon, Versamark
Accessories:  Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Clay Mold, Crystal Effects, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Grab Your Greetings!

As you're putting together your new catalog order, make sure to check out this great special that Stampin' Up! announced today! Get 25% off these popular greeting stamp sets until June 30th. No minimum order required and no limit -- buy them all if you want! 

 Sassy Salutations
#132070, Wood Mount, Reg: $23.95SALE: $17.96
#126707, Clear Mount, Reg: $17.95SALE: $13.46

Sweet Essentials
#132085, Wood Mount, Reg: $19.95SALE: $14.96
#126457, Clear Mount, Reg: $14.95SALE: $11.21

Petite Pairs
#128706, Wood Mount, Reg: $28.95SALE: $21.71
#122497, Clear Mount, Reg: $20.95SALE: $15.71

Monday, May 27, 2013

Sympathy in Cantaloupe

Trying out a Hostess Set that will be in the New Catalog Starting June 1st along with the New In-Color Crisp Cantaloupe!
I stamped the flower image with Versamark and then heat embossed using black embossing powder onto water color paper.  Then using the Classic Ink Pad with a little ink pressed into the lid, I colored the image with water and paint brush.  I feel I have more control over the amount of water I need doing it this way.  To give the image a little depth, I painted around it with some Soft Sky. Card base is Naturals Ivory with an Oval of Cantaloupe Crisp and image cut out using the Labels Collection Framelits.  Image popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Hostess - Simply Sketched
Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Water Color, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink:  Versamark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Gumball Green, Black Stazon
Accessories:  Black embossing powder, Heat Tool, Ovals and Labels Collection Framelits, Dimensionals

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Water Color Flower Garden

I saw this technique and had to try it as I love to water color!  First emboss the water color paper with the Flower Garden Embossing folder.  Then I put a drop of Daffodil Delight re-inker onto a plastic lid with a little water and started painting the center.  I did the same with the Pretty in Pink and Gumball Green.  I wanted to highlight the edges of the flowers and stems a bit more for definition.  Once dry, I used the brush tip of my marker to make the raised areas a little darker.  I used the Color Spritzer Tool with the Crumb Cake marker to spray on some background color.  Embossed and sponged some butterflies, added a sentiment and some brads.  Easy Peasey!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Create a Cupcake
Paper:  Water Color, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Flower Garden EF, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Subtles Brads, Color Spritzer Tool, Sponge Daubers, Paint Brushes, Dimensionals 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Secret Garden Thank You

Well, I finally got my computer fixed!  It did not want to upload my photos from my camera, UGH!    I recently took a trip and had a good friend watch my Furry Feline Friends while we were away.   So I wanted to make a super special thank you card for her.  Her favorite color is Orange (see her birthday card) but decided to add a little extra color.

I started with a base of Whisper White card stock. Using the leaf from the Secret Garden Framlits, I cut out four leaves and lightly tacked them down with snail.  Next I filled a spritzer with Pool Party re-inker, Champagne Shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol and spritzed my paper.  After the paper dried I removed my leaf templates to reveal the white underneath them.  Next I stamped the flowers and then some leaves.  The Flower Trim was soaked in Pumpkin Pie re-inker and water and then placed on a paper towel to dry.  I really like the background, it really has depth.  I only wish I could pick up the shimmer on camera!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Secret Garden, Papillon Potpourri, Perfectly Penned
Paper:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Sunshine & Sprinkle DSP
Ink:  Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Pool Party Re-inker, Spritzer, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Rubbing Alcohol, Elegant Butterfly Punch, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pumpkin Pie Re-inker, 5/8" Flower Trim, Secret Garden Framlits

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Anniversary Celebration

A co-worker of mine needed an anniversary card for her in-laws and she asked me to make a card for her.  This is what I made.  The Very Vanilla was first die cut and then I stamped the flourish and the watermark dots with Sahara Sand Ink.  I then ran it through the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and sponged the edge with Crumb Cake Ink.  To give the two Full Hearts a little more definition, I sponged them in Midnight Muse Ink.  I adhered the female heart to the Very Vanilla and popped the male heart up on dimensionals.  I can't wait to hear how they liked their card!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Stamps:  Everything Eleanor, French Foliage, Embellished Events
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP, Red Glimmer
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Neutrals Brads, Basic Pearls, Punches:  Full Heart, Small Heart, Word Window, Modern Label.
Labels Collection Framelits, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bordering Beautiful Birthday

I posted a card on Saturday using this same technique.  Click Here to see that post.
I wanted to see what it would look like using Pretty in Pink card stock.  First emboss image with white embossing powder and heat set.  Then I used a light application of Pretty in Pink Classic Ink mixed with water and then added some Melon Mambo.  Be very careful with the amount of water that you use or the paper will pill.  Gumball Green for the leaves and the two small flowers with Daffodil Delight.  Added some Basic Pearls in the centers of the flowers.
I really love the look of the flowers.  Next I think I'll try Wisteria Wonder card stock with Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Perfectly Penned
Paper:  Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron
Ink:  Versamark, Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paint Brushes, Basic Pearls

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Birthday Flowers

I saw this technique on Heather Telford's Blog and just had to try it. 
 Stampin' Up! style of course ;-)  

Embossed the Bordering on Romance flowers in white on Daffodil Delight card stock.  Heather used water color pencils on her card, I used water and SU Classic Ink instead.  First I did a light wash of Pumpkin Pie all over the petal and then added a bit more for some shading.  Be very careful, too much water will make the card stock pill!  Did the same with the Gumball Green on the leaves.  Added some Dazzling Details to the center of the flowers for some sparkle.  I really like this technique, I think I might try a pink background next!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Bordering on Romance, Apothecary Art
Paper:  Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Ink:  Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Versamark
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Paint Brush, Dazzling Details

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Thinking of Spring

I am so ready for Spring!  Thought I would play along with the MOJO Monday Sketch this week and SUO Challenge #67 Spring is in the Air.
I already had the bird scene water colored so I thought I would add it in.  I wanted something unique for the sentiment, decided to use the Secret Garden Framelit and cut out a flower to stamp it on.  It was a little boring all by itself so I added the scallop circle and some leaves.  I like the way it turned out.  The Oval Scallop was made with the Ovals Collection Framelits, sponged with some Raspberry Ripple and Embossed with Perfect Polka Dots Folder.  Added a little bling to the flowers with some Dazzling Details.

Thanks for stopping by,


Stamps:  For the Birds, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Water Color, Marina Mist, Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand, Lucky Limeade, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  White Gel Pen, In Color & Subtles Brads, Scallop Circle and Corner Rounder Punches, Ovals Collection Framelit, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Secret Garden Framelits, Dazzling Details, Sponge Daubers, Paint Brushes, Dimensionals.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Vintage Sympathy

I have seen many beautiful vintage looking cards and wanted to give it a try myself.  I needed a Sympathy card, not my favorite to make, but the recipient will know it's made from the heart!
The Very Vanilla panel was first stamped with the flourish from Everything Eleanor stamp set.  I used Sahara Sand stamped off once.  Then I added the watermarks from French Foliage stamp set along with the script both in Sahara Sand stamped off once.  Next I sponged around the edges and some what onto the card with Crumb Cake.  Used the distressing tool to rough up the edges and then sponged the rough edges with Crumb Cake.  The Wisteria Wonder panel was also distressed and sponged with Elegant Eggplant.  I stamped the stems with Lucky Limeade and then added a touch of Gumball Green with the marker to give it some dimension with a little highlighting from a white gel pen.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Field Flowers, French Foliage, Everything Eleanor, Thoughts & Prayers
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Gumball Green, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Antique Brad, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Monday, March 25, 2013

Up, Up and Away!

I needed one more Easter card for my Niece and thought she would like this Bunny in a balloon.   
Once again, I decided to water color my image using my SU Classic Ink Pads.  The sky was done by cutting a wavy piece of card stock and then sponging with a sponge dauber with Bashful Blue.  I then moved the card stock into different positions to sponge to achieve the look of clouds.  Hope everyone has a great week!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Everybunny
Paper:  Water Color, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:  Black Stazon, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Scallop Oval & Decorative Label Punches, Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon, Dazzling Details, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter Colors

I just can't help myself, I think the bunnies in the "Everybunny" stamp set are to stinkin' cute!
I needed to make one more Easter card to send out and The Paper Player Sketch  #137
was calling my name.  My two favorite colors together are Pool Party and Pink Pirouette, very pastel and reminds me of Easter eggs.  The bunnies were water colored using paint brushes, water and Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads.  Hope everyone is having a great week.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Everybunny
Paper:  Water Color, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party
Ink:  Black Stazon, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Punches - Scallop Square & Oval, Small Oval.  Perfect Polka Dots EF, Large Scallop Edgelit, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Paint Brushes, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter Mojo

Playing along with the Mojo Monday Sketch 283!  I decided to do another Easter card, after that I only have one more to go.  Chose my colors from the Print Poetry DSP.  The Bunny was water colored and then I paper pieced his eggshell. Some Dazzling Details on his scarf and the strips on the egg.  I used the Large Paper Doily Sizzlit as a back drop for the bunny.  Trimmed it down so it would fit the way I wanted it to.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Everybunny
Paper:  Water Color, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Accessories:  Large Paper Doily Sizzlit, 2 1/2 Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Oval & Scallop Oval punches, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dazzling Details, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Embossing on Print Poetry DSP

Thought of this idea this morning and just had to put it together.  I wanted something easy and not too bulky to mail.  Stamping the flowers first using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for position and then embossed with white embossing powder. I then did the stems, leaf and sentiment.  I sponged around the edges of the DSP with Night of Navy.  Stamped the butterfly on a scrap of the DSP and popped it up on a glue dot.  Layered onto Bashful Blue and attached to the card base in Night of Navy.  I really like the contrast in the shades of blue.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Field Flowers, Papillon Potpourri, Thoughts & Prayers
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Water Color Bunny

The Everybunny stamp set is so fun!  I love to water color with my Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads.  I stamped the Bunny with Black Stazon along with the flowers from the Bunny in the Egg Balloon.  I paper pieced her dress using Print Poetry DSP, the hem was colored with a white gel pen.  It's hard to see in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Details to the flower trail and the center of the flowers on her dress.  Just a fun one layer card.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Everybunny
Paper:  Water color, Primrose Petals, Print Poetry DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Primrose Petals, River Rock, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Black Stazon
Accessories:  Signo White Gel Pen, Dazzliing Details, Sponge Dauber, Paint Brushes

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Easter Bunny

I just received my new stamp set Everybunny on Friday so I thought I would ink it up!
Really liked the Mojo Monday Sketch this week so thought I would play along.
The Bunny was stamped with Black Stazon and water colored with my Stampin' Up! Classic ink pads.  The Bunny is Crumb Cake with some Soft Suede for shadows, his shirt is Pool Party and Island Indigo.  Pink Pirouette in his ear.  The bird is Marina Mist and the egg is Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and White Gel Pen.  Certainly Celery for the grass.  I also used White Gel Pen on the Bunny tail.  I just love to color, it is so relaxing!

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Everybunny, Everything Eleanor
Paper:  Water color, Early Espresso, Pool Party, So Saffron, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron
Accessories:  2 3/8" Scallop and 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Signo White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bloomin' Shades of Pink!

I am not sure of the name of this technique, but I found this beautiful card by
Karen Barber at Splitcoaststampers with a brief description of how she made her flowers.
The flowers are heat embossed in white, then with Whisper White Craft Ink and a little water I painted the flowers white and allowed to dry over night.  The paper starts to pill if it is too wet!  I used a paint brush and my re-inkers with a little water to get this creamy looking color.  

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Bloomin' Marvelous, Fabulous Florets
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple
Ink:  Versamark, Whisper White Craft, Melon Mambo and Regal Rose Classic 
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paint Brush, Scallop Oval and Bitty Butterfly punches, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, February 25, 2013

Field Flowers Birthday

Did this card for my monthly club girls, ways to use your tools (Clear Blocks) in a different way!
I chose to stamp on Naturals White card stock as it gave it a little more texture when stamping with the blocks.  I found Whisper White was just too smooth.
I really like this clean and simple look.

Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Field Flowers, Create a Cupcake
Paper:  Basic Black, Naturals White, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party
Ink:  Black Stazon, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink
Accessories:  Silver Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Dimensionals

Monday, February 18, 2013

Spring Flowers

I'm wanting Spring Flowers already, especially when the temperatures get into the 50's mid February in Central Illinois!  But, weatherman said there is Snow in the forecast.  Sigh...
So, decided to make my own bright cheery spring flowers and put them on a card!
I used the flower from the Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set
 (Free during Sale-A-Bration with an order of $50 less tax & shipping)
I stamped the image at the top of the post-it note (where the sticky part is) to make a mask for the flower cut it out.  Having the post-it sticky helps keep it in place while stamping.  Staggered the flowers for some interest some little leaves and black dots.  Added some Dazzling Details in the center of the flowers for some sparkle.  

Check out
SUO Challenge #64 – It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!
for more inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by :-)


Stamps:  Bloomin' Marvelous, Sweet Essentials, Stippled Blossoms
Paper:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon, Black Stampin' Write Marker, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Sponge Dauber


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