February 28, 2012

For You . . .

I was playing around with this DSP the other day and thought it would be pretty with some type of flowers.  I decided to do a mix of fabric flowers with stamped ones.  This is what I brainstormed. *smiles*


Three different stamp sets involved:  Falling Gently, Just Believe and Field Flowers.   The cardstock flowers were stamped in their corresponding inks, heat set with clear EP and then performed a little fussy cutting.  The ‘Just For You’ sentiment was cut and embossed with the use of a Spellbinder die.  The fabric Flowers were from Stampin’ Ups Pretties Kit (retired).  The center of the largest flower was cut from the center of the Lace Ribbon Border punch. 

Looking a little closer ~


As I turned over the paper I spotted this pretty butterfly.  The colors were perfect.  You know I had to cut it out.  *smiles*

A simple inside ~


Not only for the inside, but you can tell from this angle what was popped up where and just how much a difference a 3D effect has on a card.

Here is a little share from something I found on Pinterest, some of you may have spotted them there.  I made these over the weekend.  *enjoy*


Eggs and Bacon


               A St. Patty’s Day Breakfast ~ Green Eggs and Bacon


I hope you enjoyed your visit today!!  I enjoyed having you!!  See you tomorrow.



February 27, 2012

A Darling Daughter’s Birthday Card

A very Happy Monday to ALL! 

It’s Allyson’s Birthday and here is the card I made for her reflecting her feminine and soft side.  I think she’ll like it.


To personalize this card a bit, I came up with the letter ‘A’ to take part in the focal point.  Distressing the leaves, fussy cutting the flower and designer frame provided me with the 3D effects.

I actually stamped the floret twice, in two shades of pink, cut each one out and then popped up the center part with dimensionals.


Here’s a peek at the inside ~


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALLYSON, it’s in the mail!


Supplies used ~


  • Whisper White, smooth and textured
  • Not Quite Navy textured
  • Always Artichoke
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Pink Pirouette

Stamps and tools:

  • Fabulous Florets stamp set
  • Designer Frames and Quickutz Embossing Folders
  • Little Leaves Die
  • Gold Leaf Pen, White Embossing Powder and Heat Tool
  • Versa Mark and Always Artichoke Inks

         I sincerely appreciate your visits ~ THANK YOU SO MUCH



February 23, 2012

A Little Monkey Business . . .

I wanted to share a couple Valentine cards that I made for my two Grandsons, both very similar with only minor changes. 

This was Jacobs ~


See those two hearts. . .his little arms open up wide


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Jacob and his Daddy are great sports fans……Jacob’s needed a football, I placed it just on the inside of the card.  Remember the border I did on yesterday’s card, I did the same thing here.  Scored all four edges.

Here is Jarrett’s ~


I wanted to make Jarrett’s a little more school oriented, thus the numbers.  That’s not dotted ribbon on the left of the card.  I used my white gel pen and just made dashes on Early Espresso cardstock.  Did the same scoring to frame up the card front.  On both cards ‘love you  this much’ was hand written with a white gel pen.


My inspiration for these two cards came from a candy holder that was created by the very talented Sharon White at http://www.sharonsscrappyspace.com/.  I had to make a few modifications to make him work on a card, but was please with the overall result.  You need to check Sharon out, her punch art is amazing.

AS ALWAYS, I appreciate your visits!  Thanks for stopping by!



February 22, 2012

A More Tailored Look

Hi there and hope you all will be getting the BEAUTIFUL weather that we are going to have for the next couple of days.  Spring is definitely on the horizon!!!

I love black, white and red together.  I love black, white and yellow together.  Got to thinking…..what about them all together?


Here’s a little closer look at some of the detail . . .


I made the word friend pop with the help of Real Red Ink, framing it in black and adding a dimensional.  The yellow dot is a tiny hole punched from another border punch.  A brad was too big. All yellow pieces are from Daffodil Delight textured paper.

When I placed the stripped EF on top of the textured white cardstock, it just didn’t do enough for me.  I like the scored edge on the Tulip Framed EF, got me to thinking again.  I took a scoring tool and went all around the very outside edge and mounted the stripped piece just inside.  It kind of gave the finished look of a show box.


I wanted the inside to compliment the outside . . .


I’m seeing somewhat of a tiny hint of pink hues in these pics.  Trust me there is NONE, it’s all white!  I can’t tell you how many times I took and retook these pictures before giving up.

As ALWAYS thanks so much for the visit, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a little MONKEY business!



February 21, 2012

Birthday Wishes

Hello to ALL!  A quick post today of a card using the Everyday Enchantment DSP, but slightly toned down a bit.  It’s more about the ribbon and butterfly. *smile*


I tied up the two ribbons together and just let them fall on their own, I did curl up one ribbon.  The flowers are from the BoHo Blossom punch, while the sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede.



      Inside ~


I used the same paper for the inside as I did for the butterfly.  It seemed to be the perfect blend from the front to the inside.

Here’s a peek at tomorrow’s card ~ A more tailored card made in red, black, white with splashes of yellow!


Thanks for stopping by, your visits are very much appreciated!



February 15, 2012

More Everyday Enchantment DSP

I really like this DSP.  While making the card for the Pals February Hop, I just kept on making cards with the same paper.


I used the Neutrals Ivory cardstock for the card base.  I really like the little specks throughout this paper, it adds a bit of a rustic look to the cards. 

Boho Blossoms punch was used for the flowers, Petite Pennants Builder provided the banner and the Curly Label punch was used for the window in the bottom right corner.

Looking a little closer ~


Notice the ribbon, it was curled with scissors!  I thought I might as well go all the way with ribbons and curled up some card stock and worked it all in with a Victoria Lace bow.

The banner was given more depth by layering a second layer with the Neutral Ivory cardstock and then pulling up the top layer with my fingers giving it a small lift.  Sections of the Scalloped Edge Border punch were attached to the top as if holding it all together instead of using twine.

Using the Curly Label punch, I made a window in the center of the image from the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set.  The ‘HELLO’ is actually on the inside of the card.


This card has a lot going on, a little out of the ‘norm’ for me, but I have to say it was fun and I liked how it turned out.  By sharing this card, I hope you are able to obtain an idea or two.

Tomorrow is one last card using the same DSP.  Here’s a peek *smile*…


Thanks so much for the visit, it’s always good to have you stop by!



February 14, 2012

Pals Blog Hop – Occasions Of The Year

It's the occasion of the year as the Stampin' Pretty Pals share some fabulous cards and projects featuring Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products on today's Pals Blog Hop!

You've probably hopped over from the very talented Angie Blake http://angiesmusings.typepad.com/, I'm stop number 27 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for paper projects showcasing Stampin' Up!'s Occasion Mini and Sale-A-Bration products from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track.
For my card today, I chose items from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. 
Everyday Enchantment DSP sets the stage for this everyday ‘HELLO’ card.  In your catalog is suggests using the In-Colors, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede, I paired it with Real Red, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.   I thought the occasion called for an envelope today, these images were stamped in Real Red with Old Olive dots and a Pool Party butterfly from Beautiful Wings.
Looking closer ~
After applying my larger square panels, I attached a piece of Real Red ribbon in a diagonal direction with a stripped piece of the same DSP pack on top of that.  Stamped an image from the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set in Old Olive placing snippets of flowers from the same DSP after all edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink.  Everything was mounted on Naturals Ivory paper.  The ‘HELLO’ is from the Elementary Elegance Stamp Set.
I brought to the inside a little of the outside ~
All items were popped up with the use of dimensionals while three Old Olive brads were used for added texture.
Now hop along for more inspiring ideas from the amazing Sandie Conner , stop number 28 on the Occasions Mini & Sale-A-Bration Pals Blog Hop, you'll be glad you did!

Thanks for "hopping" by!

Blog Hop Line-Up:
  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Leslie Davis at Ellalicious Elements
  3. Emily Steggell at Stamping With Emily
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Angela Richwine at Stampin' Away with Angela
  6. Sue Bendinsky at My Color Creations
  7. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  8. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  9. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  12. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin' Blog
  14. Maggie Mata at MaggieMadeCards
  15. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair!
  16. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  17. Tricia Barber at My Stampin' Blog
  18. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  19. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  20. Kim Luithle at Kim's Stampin Stuff
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Scrap with Susan
  22. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  23. Christy Q at Schnauzer Crafts Creations
  24. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  25. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  26. Angie Blake at Angie's Musings
  27. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  28. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions

February 08, 2012

Under The Weather

Hi to all and a very happy Wednesday to you!

I decided to go out of my color comfort zone with today’s get well card.  For me being a subtle/earth tone kind of gal….you may need your sunglasses.  Just kidding!


The image is from the set ‘Ain’t Love Grand’ and the DSP is from the Brights Collection. 


I masked the ‘get well’ the first time stamping the image.  Stamped the image again without the masking, punched the sentiment out using a circle punch and placed it where I wanted.

A scalloped shaped ring was made which enabled me to place it just behind the partially cut out umbrella.

By stamping the image two more times onto the designer papers I could obtain the patterned pieces for the umbrella design.  Although it’s not real noticeable, each piece of the umbrella is slightly popped up with glue dots.

The inside ~


So all in all I think I did okay with the bright colors, hopefully it will brighten someone’s day.  *smiles*

You certainly brighten mine with your visits!  I’d like to thank everybody for them, I appreciate each and every one!!



February 07, 2012

You’re Too Kind. . .

Hello and happy Tuesday to all my friends!  So glad you found the time to stop by for a visit today, I’m always glad to see you!

It has been a while since I last entered a challenge and noticed The Paper Players challenge calls for a flower this week.  The card for today’s post had just that, a flower, I decided to play along.  Hope you like it. . .


All edges were sponged with Crumb Cake Ink, even the flower.  I really liked how the Neutrals Ivory cardstock came into play with this card.  The little specks throughout gave it a little more character.  A scrap piece of burlap and pink twine seemed to top it off.


I didn’t capture it very well, but there is sparkle on the designer paper.  Just enough to really catch your eye in person.  I think you can see it a little better in the next picture.


If you made a card with a flower on it, check out The Players and give their challenge a try.

Here’s a peek at what’s up for tomorrow, hope you’ll come back!




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