• Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thank You

    Redwoods – Thank You

    Finally able to take a bus tour with my grandson this coming week. We will be touring the California national parks including the fabulous redwoods and sequoias. It is customary to leave a gratuity with the tour director and driver, so I made these cute “tree” thank you’s using our new Beauty of the Earth DSP, and matching Beauty of Friendship stamp set. The greetings are from the Ride the Range set. If you have not yet seen the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, check the box above and I will send one out to you. There are some really lovely sets that I will be highlighting each month. Customers receive…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Masculine

    Winter Peace

    When I lived in Michigan — known to many as the Water, Winter Wonderland, we had several peaceful snowfalls, especially in February. My favorites were always the ones that left snow crystals on the pine branches for days. This card reminds me of those and it was made for the Snowed In challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com. I used Peaceful Boughs from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as well as one of my new favorites, the Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. Supplies:#159276 Basic White card stock#146981 Shaded Spruce card stock#153078 Cinnamon Cider card stock#150541 Peaceful Boughs stamp set#147088 Shaded Spruce ink#147089 Garden Green ink#153114 Cinnamon Cider ink#144668 Everything Label Punch#152718 Tasteful Texture…

  • Cards,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Suite Sampler #1

    This card was made for Beyondthebluechallenges.blogspot.com for a challenge to use re-inkers, a gel pad and some kind of stencil as a background to a card. I have been wanting to try the “Suite Sampler” hostess set and this was the perfect opportunity. I used the flower image related to the Art Gallery suite, and then used the colors from the stamped image as my background. I also used the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog as my stencil. Supplies:#141416 Flirty Flamingo card stock#146990 Granny Apple Green card stock#159276 Basic White card stock#154547 Suite Sampler stamp set (hostess)#147050 Poppy Parade ink#147052 Flirty Flamingo ink#147095 Granny Apple…

  • 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…

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Snail Mail Birthday

    It always amazes me when I can create a card and never pull out an ink pad. This is (almost) the case with the Snail Mail birthday cards. The Snail Mail DSP is so adorable by itself, I just fancy cut images from that and adhered them to the card front. I did use the Friendly Flamingo stamp set for the cute little birthday greeting. Supplies:#154577 Snail Mail DSP#115318 Soft Suede card stock#154386 Friendly Flamingo (greeting)

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Thinking of You

    Dandy Garden – Celebrate

    Yesterday I posted a card made without stamping – here is another one that was so simple to create. I used the Stampin’ Up! Dandy Garden Memories and More card pack to create this cute little “celebrate” card. The only other items used were Bumblebee card stock and ribbon and the adorable Ladybug Trinkets. Check out the annual and mini catalog for other card packs — in a pinch they really come in handy. Order your catalog above. Supplies:#154302 Dandy Garden Memories & More card pack#153077 Bumblebee card stock#153622 Bumblebee ribbon#154299 Ladybug Trinkets

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

    All Things Fabulous – Thank You

    I think I make more “thank you” cards than anything else and here I go again with today’s card. I love the softness of the colors of the roses and the All Things Fabulous stamp set and dies allow me to use three different colors on each image to make them seem more real. Also, this is the first time I inked my Dainty Diamonds embossing folder to get the diamond effect desired for the background. So many of these ideas can be found in our annual and seasonal catalogs, you just have to look for them. Get your catalog by entering your address in the catalog button above. Supplies:#120953…

  • Cards,  Floral,  Friendship,  Sale-A-Bration,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Making My Day

    I just had to hop on the bandwagon and make a card using the Berry Delightful DSP offered in the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration catalog where you can place an order for $50 and get this paper free! I also used the matching Berry Blessings stamp set with the same SAB deal. There are so many wonderful samples on the web, it was difficult finding a way to make mine a little different. I will probably be CASEing (copying and sharing everything) several others in the near future. Get your Sale-a-Bration (SAB) catalog before these offers end at the end of February. Use the catalog button above to order yours. Supplies:#155224…

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

    Prized Peony – My Thoughts

    I have discovered all the colors of Stampin’ Ups! foil sheets and I am in love! For this card I used the Champagne foil sheets as well as the Peony Garden DSP. The Stiched So Sweetly and Ornate Layers dies also play a big part. The DSP is beautiful by itself, but a little fancy-cutting of the flowers added to my design. Don’t forget to click the catalog button above to order your annual and spring mini catalog. Supplies:#144748 Champagne Foil Sheets#152483 Peony Garden DSP#152504 Prized Peony stamp set#152701 Peony dies#151690 Stitched So Sweetly dies#152726 Ornate Layers dies#147115 Soft Suede ink#151474 Parisian Flourish embossing folder#154561 Fine Art Ribbon

  • Cards,  Friendship,  Kits,  Paper Pumpkin,  Valentine's Day

    Lots of Heart – Be My Valentine

    The Snail Mail DSP had to grow on me, but now I can’t get enough of it, especially because it works with the January Paper Pumpkin kit. I shared the little “add-on” valentine boxes a few days earlier with the snail featured in today’s card. I fussy-cut most of the images on this card except for the ones borrowed from the kit and those using the Many Hearts and Ornate Layer dies. Those tiny hearts are from the Resin Hearts embellishments. Order your Paper Pumpkin subscription kit or our annual or spring catalogs by using the buttons above. Supplies:#154577 Snail Mail DSP#131198 Blushing Bride card stock#154348 Lots of Heart stamp…