Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Merry Patterns for TGIF

I have been so anxious to ink up my Merry Patterns stamp set.  This week's TGIF Challenge was exactly the inspiration I needed for this card.  I used a pretty classic Christmas color combination of Real Red, Garden Green and Whisper White.
The deer was stamped in Real Red and then 'fussy cut' with paper snips and popped up with dimensionals.  The background DSP is from the Wood Textures DSP Stack.  This DSP is perfect for masculine and rustic-styled cards.
All supplies for this card are available on my Stampin' Up! website.

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wacky Watercooler Celebrates the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration “Take Two"


Welcome to the Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop!  It's been a while since I've been able to participate in this hop.  I am so excited to be able to have a part in this hop along with such talented Stampin' Up! demos.

If you have been following the hop, then you came here from My Tanglewood Cottage.  Don't you just love Marie's cards?  She used two of my favorite new stamp sets!  To continue in the hop, simply click on the 'next' image on the bottom of this post.  This is a circular hop, which means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the 'next' blog, you will eventually end up where you began.  If at anytime you want to see a full list of participants, click on the 'Home' button.

Now, let's get on to the main attractions!

My first card uses the Balloon Adventures bundle for the Occasion catalog.  I am in love with this bundle! There are so many pieces and the options are endless.  The main die was created to be a pop-up for the inside of a card, but doesn't it also look great on the front of the card?  My color combo on this card is Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Whisper White.  I added a small rhinestone to the bow for a little bling.  I needed to keep this card flat because it will be on its way to New Zealand tomorrow as part of my #imbringingbirthdaysback commitment.  Want to help me reach my goal (and receive a handmade birthday card)?  Send me an email ( with your birthdate and address and I'll add you to my list!

My second card uses my favorite Sale-A-Bration stamp set: Hey, Chick!  I just love all the chickens in this set.  The main chicken on this card was stamped on Smokey Slate DSP and then paper pieced. I used the Stampin' Write markers to color in the chicken's comb, beak and legs.  My color combo on this card is Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog.  If this is your first time here, I'm glad you stopped by and hope you'll be back again!  Be sure to subscribe to my blog, using the 'subscribe' button on the upper right side.  Then head over to Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe to see what Marsha has to share with you.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Joyful Wondrous Wreath

If it is possible to use a stamp set to often, Wondrous Wreath may be it for me! I'm not sure where my obsession for this set comes from.

The week's challenge at Stamp Ink Paper is to use embossing.  I love the look if heat embossing but rarely do it, so I figured it was a good opportunity to pull out my Stampin' Emboss powders.

I stamped the base of the wreath in Mint Macaron and the berries in Cherry Cobbler ink.  I then stamped the scattered leaf stamp with Versa Mark and heat embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I added the smallest pearls near some of the berries to add some extra dimension.  The 'Joy' sentiment is cut from Whisper White cardstock.

Happy Stampin'!

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Paisleys and Posies

Confession:  This is the first card I made with the Paisleys and Posies stamp set!  I know, I know!  It may have been one of  the first things I ordered from the Holiday Catalog, and it has sat without ink this whole time!

The background of this card is just several of the images from this stamp set stamped randomly.  The colors were inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge: Pear Pizzaz, Smoky Slate, So Saffron and Soft Sky.

The sentiment was stamped on Whisper White with Smoky Slate ink. I trimmed the end with my paper snips and added a die cut from the Paisley Framelits.  Finally, I added a rhinestone for some bling.

Happy Stampin'!

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Christmas Peace

This is a simple and easily reproducible card.  This would be great card if you are making a large amount.  The snowflake image is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set and is stamped with Pool Party ink, as is the words 'On Earth'.  The word 'peace' was cut on the Big Shot using the Christmas Greetings Thinlits.

I used two challenges for inspiration for this card.  The sketch comes from Freshly Made Sketches.  The color combination is from the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge.

Happy Stampin'!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop


Welcome to the December Blogging Friends Blog Hop!

Up until a couple of months ago we were a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada whom had never met before.  Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of papercrafting we have created a fun new blog hop.  Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created! This month we are focusing on Christmas and/or Hanukkah.

If this is your first visit to my site - Welcome!  Be sure to subscribe using the box on the right side of your screen. Also, I love hearing from everyone! Please leave a comment and let me know you were here!

If you've been following the hop, you probably came here from Crystal's blog.  Don't you love what she created this month?

Now, on to my project!

I used my favorite stamp from the Holiday Mini Catalog to make a simple but beautiful card that is easy to mail.  I stamped the image in VersaMark on Real Red cardstock and then heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I just love the white and read combination!  Using only a few layers and leaving off the embellishments makes this card easy for "mass creation" for last-minute stampers like myself!

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card:
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 Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I hope you enjoyed the projects that I am sharing today!  Your next stop on the hop is Anna.  I know you're going to love what she has for you!

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Here is a complete list of blog hop participants in case you get lost along the way! Clicking on the links will take you directly to their November blog hop post.

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