• Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Friendship Blossoms

    I made this card using only three Stampin’ Up! colors for the Fab Friday Stampin Challenge at fabfridaystampinchallenge.blogspot.com. We were to use only Stampin’ Up! Just Jade, Blushing Bride and Bumblebee inks. I was going for the simple look and used Forever & Always (with matching Always dies) and Grace’s Garden (greeting) stamp sets. To color the images I used the new blending brushes and just dabbed them into the ink pads — it was so easy! Supplies:#131198 Blushing Bride cardstock#159276 Basic White cardstock#153079 Just Jade cardstock#154343 Forever & Always stamp set#154307 Always dies#151513 Grace’s Garden (greeting)#153115 Just Jade ink#147100 Blushing Bride ink#153116 Bumblebee ink#153611 Blending Brushes#151775 Subtle 3D embossing…

  • 3D Items,  Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Thank You

    Slimline – Sweet Strawberry

    Below are two cards I made for Splitcoaststampers Fan Club – More is More January challenge. The idea is to make a simple card, then step it up for a more enhanced version. I think I got a little carried away. The first card is quite simple in that I only used the Stampin’ Up! Berry Delightful DSP for most parts of the card. Even the strawberries and leaves were cut from some very pretty DSP. The second card also uses the Berry Delightful DSP, but all of the fruit, leaves and flower images are stamped. There is also a very pretty background die used from the Ornate Layers dies.…

  • Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Valentine's Day

    Always in my Heart – Anniversary

    This card was made for my darling niece who is celebrating her first wedding anniversary next month. It’s more on the ornate side, but I think she’ll like it. All of the products used are from the Love You Always suite in the new Spring mini catalog — order yours above! The background is True Love DSP and the stamp set is Always in My Heart with the matching Floral Heart dies. I am also introducing the Glittered Organdy ribbon from the annual catalog. Don’t you just love that heart die? Supplies:#154281 True Love DSP#102482 Real Red cardstock#154337 Always in My Heart stamp set#154306 Floral Heart dies#147084 Real Red ink#147897…

  • Cards,  Family,  Friendship,  Inspiration,  Thank You

    Garden Wishes – Made With Love

    This is another card from the Dandy Garden Suite Collection and this time I mostly just used the dies and one greeting from the Garden Wishes stamp set. The designer series paper (DSP) is called Dandy Garden and comes in a 6 x 6 package of 48 sheets – all of the prints are stunning enough to use on their own. I loved the striking coral background so I thought it would pair well with the Misty Moonlight card stock. I jazzed it up just a little more with the Printed Texture 3D embossing folder. Some cards just make themselves! Find these supplies in my store and order yourself a…

  • Cards,  Family,  Floral,  Inspiration,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Garden Wishes – Breath of Fresh Air

    Today I am introducing the Garden Wishes stamp set which is part of the Dandy Garden Suite Collection from the Spring Mini Catalog. I always fall hard for the nature sets and this one is no exception. This card is basically just stamping, no die cuts. The pretty background paper is the reverse side of the Fine Art Floral DSP and the ribbon is Old Olive reversible ribbon from the annual catalog. Supplies:#154558 Fine Art Floral DSP#131201 Pear Pizzazz card stock#159276 Basic White card stock (replaces Whisper White)#154408 Garden Wishes stamp set#147104 Pear Pizzazz ink#147095 Granny Apple Green ink#149496 Old Olive Reversible ribbon

  • Family

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ours was pretty quiet and restful, even though all of the grandkids were here. I am blessed that they only live a mile away so I get to see them all the time and consider them part of our quarantine pod! We took a family picture next to our pool, but only one pup, Stella, would cooperate. Our other doodle Sophie, can’t sit still for a minute. Busy putting up decorations today. Will post more samples tomorrow! Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season ~Kathryn

  • 3D Items,  Family,  Gifts,  Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving Candy Wrappers

    Don’t you just love putting something pretty at everyone’s seat during Thanksgiving dinner? I made these sweet table place settings using our Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper wrapped around yummy Lindt candy bars. I dressed them up with die cuts from the Gather Together bundle. Pretty easy, yet just the right touch! Supplies:#153520 Gilded Autumn Specialty Paper#120953 Crumb Cake Cardstock#153036 Gather Together Bundle, or#150589 Gather Together Stamp Set#150662 Gathered Leaves Dies#147085 Cajun Craze Ink Sending hugs–Kathryn