Monday, March 31, 2014

Creative Elements

Mojo Monday sketch 339 for layout using Stampin' Up! supplies. Creative Elements stamp set with white brads. In Color designer paper stack, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette cardstocks and coordinating ink colors.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beauty of Life

The Shopping Our Stash challenge was to use your oldest tree stamp. My first thought was Lovely As A Tree but I have had this Beauty Of Life Stampin' Up! set even longer. I had put it into my ebay pile since I lost my Dad this year and it made me too sad to look at it. I retrieved it and I'm using it now to send cards for the troops to send home to their Dad's while they are so far away. All supplies for both cards are all Stampin' Up! The second card uses Sail Away and a brayered background of Lavender and Pacific Point on glossy cardstock. Doodled the border with the Basic Black marker fine tip.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Life is Beautiful

All supplies are Stampin' Up!, designer paper is retired. Simply Sketched and Style Beautiful stamp sets, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White cardstocks, Daffodil Delight ribbon.
Layout is from today's Sketch Frenzy Friday and the colors are for the Operation Write Home challenge to use purple and yellow together.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

JAI Color Challenge

The Just Add Ink Color Challenge was to use Smoky Slate, Pacific Point, and Calypso Coral. My use of the Pacific Point was just in the matting layers, heat embossed So Very Grateful flowers in Smoky Slate powder and colored with markers, dry embossed Slate panel with Vintage Wallpaper folder, used last year's SAB narrow organdy ribbon and brads since they were the only embellishments that I had in the Coral. All supplies are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Soccer style

Super simple soccer ball pattern using the Stampin' Up! hexagon thinlits die. The sentiment is from Well Scripted, the frame and die cut are Graphic 45/Sizzix, stitched grosgrain ribbon in black.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Dear Friend

The first card is for the Dynamic Duos color challenge for using Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sky and Pale Plum. All supplies are Stampin' Up! The other two cards are quick ones for my next Operation Write Home box., using Stampin' Up! supplies that were on my desk.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Owl Love You Forever

More cards for OWH! A simple owl card using retired dp.
The second card folds in the middle and uses the Verve set Because of You on Bashful Blue cardstock with SU ribbon and Darice embossing folder. (last picture is of inside of card).

Friday, March 21, 2014


New Hardwood background stamp by SU in Smoky Slate on Very Vanilla. Cherish Friendship stamp and designer silver basics buttons. This is for the Farm Fresh inspiration challenge over at Curtain Call.

Mother's and Father's Day cards

I have been working on Mother's and Father's Day cards for OWH (Mother's day deadline March 31).
The first is a combined case of two cards from Paper Crafts magazine, I took elements from two different cards that I liked and combined them. Supplies are all Stampin' Up.
The second card is for the OWH midweek throwdown to use circles on your card. A mixture of Stampin' Up! supplies with a non SU alphabet set.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Settin' Sail

Stampin' Up! polymer set Settin' Sail set with non SU paper, Real Red and Whisper White cardstocks.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mojo with Verve

For Mojo Monday sketch #337. The sentiment is from the Verve set One Person and I love these stamps for Mother's Day cards. Supplies all Stampin' Up!, mostly retired (Purely Pomegranate and Buckaroo Blue cardstocks and various older dp pieces). Small flower is from Stippled Blossoms.
The second card is all SU: Well Scripted and Petals set from SAB.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hot Pink Petals

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo cardstocks, retired designer paper, Melon Mambo polka dot ribbon, So Very Grateful stamp set colored in markers.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Card Completion

I have several boxes of card kits from my many demonstrator workshops that were extras, I've been working on completing these for my Operation Write Home box.
The first is all SU: You're Lovely SAB set with In Color dp and Melon Mambo organdy ribbon.
The second can't go to OWH because it has glitter on the dp (unknown).
The third is a matchbook style fold using the Wanted set, felt flowers and misc. flower punches.
The last one uses shimmer paper and vellum with SU and Verve sentiments.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Coastal Cabana

Sketch is Mojo Monday, supplies are Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana Cardstock and In Color dp with So Very Grateful stamp set.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

Mother's Day

For Operation Write Home's sketch #214. Cardstock, ink, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, and retired designer paper are by Stampin' Up! Flower stamp and sentiment are by Verve (One Person set).

Missing You

I started my new box for Operation Write Home today and am kicking it off with some Missing and Thinking Of You cards. These use Stampabilities A Note From Snoopy, sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs, background stamp is Stampin' Up! By Definition on Crumb Cake with retired designer paper and Labels Collection Framelits dies.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Irish Blessings

Cardstock, embossing folder and scallop punch are Stampin' Up!, blessing is My Sentiments Exactly, paper is Graphic 45 Sweet Moments, shamrock is unknown and was embossed in gold.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Somebunny Loves You

I have a box of stamped images that I got from swaps and wish rak's (random acts of kindness) on SCS years ago and this is one of those so I am not certain of maker. The sentiment is by Great Impressions, the paper, cardstock and embellishments are Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Easter projects and OWH cards


All of the cards are going to Operation Write Home tomorrow, a mixture of various themes for the troops to send home. The egg is styrofoam and I used the Stampin' Up! ribbons I just purchased from the Clearance rack. Studded it with pins and pearls.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Golden Starfruit

For Mojo Monday sketch challenge #334. Summer Starfruit Sweet Sorbet paper with Brushed Gold and Very Vanilla cardstocks. So Very Grateful stamp embossed in gold powder. Gold washi tape on bottom of card. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Perfectly Peach Challenge

For the Curtain Call Perfectly Peach challenge I used all Stampin' Up! supplies. Base is Pistachio with Basic Gray and Whisper White cardstocks. So Very Grateful stamp set with cantaloupe twine from the current SAB selections. Also for the troop's thank you card challenge from OWH and Our Daily Bread Designs to make a thank you card.

Grateful Frame

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Whisper White base with Scallop square Bigz die and fan scallop embossing plate, Melon Mambo organdy striped ribbon, So Very Grateful flowers colored in markers.
I wasn't even going to get this set because I thought I had too many flower stamps. Silly me. This set is fabulous and so fun and easy to color, I can't stop using it.