Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Something old, something new birthday card

My niece is having a birthday this weekend, so I had to make her a pretty card.  I CASEd this card, changing up the color scheme.  Here's what I came up with:

I really like the fresh green color against the gray and white.  I did use a stamp and die set that is retired- Chalk Talk.  It's not available in my store, but you could find it for sale elsewhere if you really wanted it.  Any label would do here as a substitute.  I just like using my older sets.  I certainly have a lot of them!

How many of you have lots of retired stamp sets?  How many do you have?  I have dozens... I probably should catalog and count them so I know what I have, but I'm not quite there yet.

Anyhoo.  Here's my list of supplies:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

First Christmas card of 2017

And it has begun- the great Christmas card race of 2017!  Can she make enough cards for all her friends, family, and church family?  Will she maintain her mojo or will she CASE every card?  Stay tuned!


SU! Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Whisper White cardstock
SU! Fancy Frost DSP (embossed paper)
SU! Whisper White craft ink
SU! White embossing powder
SU! Chalk Talk framelit
SSS Ugly Sweater stamp set
SSS Sweater Words & Appliques stamp set
SSS Sweaters die
Copic markers
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Delicata gold ink
SU! gold embossing powder

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo Haul

So yesterday I went to the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Chantilly, VA.  Wowee did I have a great time.  I took a couple of classes and spent the rest of the time shopping!  Yay me!  I got a new stamp/ die set from Altenew called World, it seems to be a layering set but I haven't figured it out yet so I'll have to YouTube it.  I also got a LOT of Heartfelt Creations goodies, and I finally splurged on two small sets of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. You'll be seeing lots of goodness as I work my way through my new stuff!

So I decided to try the Zigs first.  I've been dying to try them, but I wasn't sure that I wanted to make a huge investment.  Well, here's my first card, which was inspired by this card by Kristina Werner.  Because, you know, I had to YouTube how to use these markers!!!

So.  I love how the purple and peach flowers turned out, not as happy with the pink one, but you know, for a very first go at a new tool, I think I did pretty good!

Supplies used:
Altenew Beautiful World stamp set
Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers: Pale Dawn Gray, Pink Flamingo, English Lavender, Peach Pink
SU! Wisteria Wonder card stock
Ranger Archival black ink

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


I love stamp sets with adorable critters, and Stampin' Up! has hit a home run with This Little Piggy!  I didn't have any piggies in my stash, so my very first order from the new catalog included this set.  I looked all over Pinterest for inspiration, and found this card.  I love the color combo and of course the piggy, and it's a relatively simple layout.  I switched a few things up, and this is what I came up with:

Ain't he cute?  The fussy cutting got a little hinky around the tail, but I made it work :)  The little flower is from Circle of Spring stamp set- I just needed a little detail in the background.

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Baby Bunny card

So we have a baby shower this weekend.  I crocheted a baby blanket, hit Target for another gift, and now to make a card!  I have had this stamp set in my stash for a little while now, it's probably the first time I've used it.  So here's to firsts!

Here's the card:

I think I probably should have chosen warmer colors for the baby blocks, but I wanted them to stand out a little from the bunny.  I do like the way it turned out anyway.

I love the new In Colors from Stampin' Up!  This card is on Powder Pink card stock and DSP.

Have a great day, and thanks for looking!

Stamp set:  BeBunni Built with Love

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Last Minute Graduation Card

My niece is graduating high school and we are having her party tomorrow.  So, of course, I had to make a card tonight!  I started with the gold tassels from the Eastern Palace Premier Bundle and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  My idea was to have the tassel on the side, but then I couldn't find my gold embroidery thread to tie on the card with it.  So the tassel went away, but I added a black banner to kind of replace it.  Here's what I ended up with:

I kind of wish the vinyl stickers either also came in colors, or that the designs came in stamps.  But I like how this turned out.  I hope the graduate does!

Here are the supplies I used:

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Wow, time really got away from me, didn't it.  I've been making a few cards, but had to make and give them in short order so I didn't get pictures of them.  Doh!  Even more reason to have a great stash of cards ready to go!

So here's a card I've made for mom's birthday (it's in July, so I'm ahead of the game!!).  I CASEd heavily from this card which I thought was just beautiful.  I changed up the sentiment and added some stamping on the inside:

So what do you think"  I especially love the color combination of Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo.  And who knew that SU! inks would blend so nicely?  I thought you had to have distress inks for that- myth busted!

So here are the supplies used:

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I hope you're having a wonderful spring!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

More Heartfelt Creations creations lol

So I've spent a few dollars online with Heartfelt Creations, and I have to say, it was money well spent.  I'm feeling all kinds of mojo flowing again.  Their style it quite a ways outside my usual style, and I think that all that stretching is good for me!

To start things off, I got their Flowering Dogwood card kit, just for some ideas and to see how I'd like the designs.  Well, of course I loved them!  Here are the card kit cards, created just as the instructions said:

Pretty huh?  And not nearly so difficult as I imagined they would be.  Now these cards did take a bit more time than my usual, but I really enjoyed it.

Now my first foray into the Flowering Dogwood Collection on my own:

Not too bad for a girl missing her mojo, huh.  I think this card will go to my pastor.

Supplies used:

HC Flowering Dogwood Collection stamps, dies, and paper
HC Hope in the Lord stamp set
HC Fleur Border Basics die set
HC 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded card

Thanks for looking.  And go have a look at the HC website!  They have such pretty, pretty things.