Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Secret Garden bouquet

The Secret Garden set with the coordinating framelits is a must have if you love florals. I embossed the flowers in white on Glossy White cardstock and inked them in various colors. Tulip Frame embossed on card base, embossing plate (don't know name but it came with a set from SU) for background, border punch with Basic Black matting.

Simply Sketched

This is the last of the cards for this shipment to OWH. I used a variety of supplies, mostly Stampin' Up (except for the Hola card which was Artful Inkables.) The first card is the upcoming SU set Simply Sketched on Pool Party over top the Medallion stamp in white.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cards for the troops

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. I have spent a lot of it working on cards for the troops to send in to Operation Write Home as a way to honor our service members who give so much for all of us. God bless them and their families, and to the memories of all of those we have lost serving our country.

I love this Stampin' Up Wildflower Meadow stamp coming in the new catalog in June. I made a trio, all a bit different using various supplies. The group of western style cards uses Wanted and the designer paper that went with it at the time. The third would be cute for a new baby, not sure where this was from. It was in my box of already stamped images.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

One Sheet Wonder cards

I made 9 cards with the Operation Write Home one sheet wonder template. I varied the designs up a bit but kept the basic cutting guide to start. Stampin' Up supplies were used, most retired. Friends and Family scrapbooking kit for Cool Caribbean floral print and the turquoise pindot paper was Island Oasis. Also used the blossom punch, stamp sets of Posy Punch, Thank You Kindly, and Riveting. I love the Caribbean and Tempting Turquoise with the Whisper White, it is so summery!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Blossom Punch

Loving the new colors that are coming from SU! I used the blossom punch with Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, and Blushing Bride and new vintage buttons. Card base is Coastal Cabana with Very Vanilla and Pistachio Pudding.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I was sorting through some of my old Stampin' Up paper today and this one grabbed my attention for the Mojo Monday sketch. I don't know the name of it but it is from 2006. The stamp set is Soft As A Feather, stamped in Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, and Baked Brown Sugar. Naturals button and thin twine to embellish.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All Dressed Up

I came across this layout in the Spanish SU catalog from last year and really liked it. Had to try it for myself! I used Blushing Bride, Saffron and Whisper White cardstocks. All Dressed Up for dress, Tagtastic, Delicate Doilies and Create A Cupcake for sentiment, new gingham wheel for bottom strip. Added clear buttons, pearls, and ruffled ribbon to embellish.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Lobster Shaker

The shaker window was made using a cello envelope and clear microbeads with some Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled in and then sandwiched between two layers of cardstock that had the ovals cut out on the Big Shot. Whisper White base with Bermuda Bay layer that was stamped with the old Cheesecloth background stamp and then swiped with matching ink.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

One Layer Mask

Poppy inspiration from my garden (last picture). I used Stampin' Up's Pleasant Poppies on Whisper White, colored in markers and shaded with inks. Second stepped up picture is the oval masked off and then embossed with Pool Party powder and En Francais stamp. For the mask paper, I use parchment paper. It is thin enough to get good, flat, even stamp coverage and you can tape it down easily to your work surface without areas missed around the edges. Cardstocks and heavier papers always leave gaps when I try this technique.

Friday, May 17, 2013

In Colors

I love Stampin' Up's new In Colors coming in the new catalog. (There is also Baked Brown Sugar which is not shown here.) I used the Wildflower Meadow stamp with the colors of Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana. I used various embellishments and sentiments to complete.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Open Sea birthday

Stampin' Up supplies: The Open Sea stamp set with Itty Bitty Banners stamps sets, Paper is Toxic Treats with the manifest log stamp from set in Soft Suede, cardstocks are Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Coastal Cabana. Linen thread and Early Espresso baker's twine.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Attic Blossoms

Stampin' Up supplies: Attic Boutique paper with Soft Suede cardstocks, Stippled Blossoms stamp set with Itty Bitty Banners sentiment. For 365 card a day sketch challenge.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Washi Wildflower

Colors for the Wildflower Meadow stamp were chosen using the washi tape as the inspiration. Embossed with the coordinating folder. A great one layer, suitable for easy mailing kind of card. Sizzlits butterflies in So Saffron.

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope you are all having a beautiful day!

I had a stamped scrap on my desk and finished it off to be a simple bookmark. Flower by Hero Arts, sentiment by MFP. Stampin' Up cardstocks of Vanilla, Melon Mambo.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Up In The Air

A pocket (is on the inside of card) for the 365 cards challenge blog using all Stampin' Up supplies, some retired. Up in the Air stamp set with Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and retired dp.

Wildflower Meadow samples

Some more with the new Wildflower Meadow set and embossing folder coming in the June Stampin' Up catalog.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Hello, Foxy

All Stampin' Up supplies, some retired. Hello, Foxy is a single stamp available from SU currently, dp is retired paper pack with Confetti Tan cardstock. Naturals brads, image colored in markers. I cut the sentiment from the fox stamp to be used separately, it seemed too large to me to use in any good way as a single image.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Black Magic Blossoms

For two challenges to include a butterfly on your card, one for Simon Says Stamp, and the other for Flutter by Wednesday. I used Stampin' Up supplies of Basic Black cardstock with the Stipple Blossoms stamped in craft white which were then colored in pencils and white embossed to finish. The Very Vintage jumbo wheel was added on top of everything in Illuminate ink. Little butterflies from my stash of stuff were added to flowers.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Whisper White card base with the Medallion stamp embossed in Pool Party, layered with Crisp Cantaloupe and Strawberry Slush with new Very Vintage button. Itty Bitty Banners for sentiment. Bakers twine to embellish.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Crisp Cantaloupe

The new color of Crisp Cantaloupe is really pretty for summer. I paired it with the Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede and Vanilla. The stamp set is from Hero Arts with matching framelits that came with the set. Layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Mother's Day

Don't want to be late with my mother-in-law's card! I used Stampin' Up Hello, Doily embossed in white on Whisper White cardstock. Secret Garden sponged with various colors and matching framelits for floral, Four Frames with a non SU sentiment.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Mosaic Madness embossing folder and punch, non SU Brocade stamp in Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay, Hello, Hello single stamp.