• Cards,  Floral,  Sympathy,  Uncategorized

    Boho Sympathy

    So sorry I have been out of touch lately, I hope to get back to posting regularly. This blue and white card (one of my favorite combinations) is stamped with the Prized Peony Set (continuing in the new catalog) and Boho Paper which has retired. Any blue & white combo will do nicely with this soft and elegant sympathy card. I stamped the image first on the Basic White cardstock, embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder to give it a linen look, and then re-stamped it again on another piece of cardstock which was then die cut. It gives it a kind of 3-D effect up close. Supplies:#159276 Basic…

  • 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…

  • 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,  Inspiration,  Masculine

    Joy in the Journey

    I’ve been wanting to play with the World of Good suite from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, but just didn’t have enough time this week. Then I found my stash of World of Good Memories & More card pack. I was able to make this inspirational/masculine card with just images and stickers from the pack — no stamping required! These card packs are a wonderful go-to when you are short on time. Be sure to sign up for my annual birthday club – deadline is the end of January. See the information in my rewards button. Supplies:#153600 World of Good Memories & More card pack#121045 Basic Black card stock

  • Cards,  Valentine's Day

    Sweet Little Valentines Enhanced

    At the end of December I showed how I altered the Sweet Little Valentine Cards & More Kit and enhanced the cards. I used those 3″ x 4″ cards to layer onto the Flowers for Every Season DSP and voila — even more enhanced! The original cards used the Always in My Heart stamp set as the greeting. Supplies:#154247 Sweet Little Valentines Cards & More Kit#152486 Flowers for Every Season DSP#153077 Bumblebee card stock#153079 Just Jade card stock#115320 Melon Mambo card stock#154337 Always in My Heart stamp set#147051 Melon Mambo ink#154283 Blushing Bride Metallic Ribbon

  • Birthday,  Cards,  Get Well,  Inspiration,  Thank You

    Friends are like Seashells #1

    I have been waiting to use the new Friends Are Like Seashells set from Stampin’ Up!, but couldn’t decide how to use it. There are so many beautiful cards on the web and the set practically makes the card itself. I finally decided on using my go-to layering technique. The background paper is a Copper Foil Sheet embossed with the Seashells 3D embossing folder. Next is a vellum die cut using the Seaside Seashells die. Beside the lovely seashell images, I used Opal Rounds to give it a little bling! Supplies:#142020 Copper Foil Sheets#101856 Vellum card stock#153081 Misty Moonlight card stock#154368 Friends are like Seashells stamp set#156095 Seaside Seashells dies#154440…

  • 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,  Thank You,  Thinking of You

    Outstanding Flamingo

    I live in mid-Florida and on the day we moved in I saw my first and only wild Flamingo. I took it as a good sign that we were supposed to be here.Florida has an abundance of fauna and it is a delight to watch out my back window to see who is visiting. I think that’s why I enjoy all of the birds and floral images Stampin’ Up! offers. Today’s card uses the Friendly Flamingo stamp set and dies as well as an old friend, the Forever Flourishing dies. I also used the Dandy Laser cut paper for that pretty floral circle. Order your Spring and Annual catalogs today…

  • 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