Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Colors!

Hello again! It is day four of VBS week and I am having a great time, but I'm so exhausted! I sat down this afternoon and made these two cards for our VBS coordinators. I hope they will like them and I hope you do, too!

These cards are direct CASE's of some cards that I saw on splitcoast. They were made by flowerbugnd1 and cjoman, but I don't know who had the original idea. These look like they would be difficult (or at least they did to me), but they were actually quite simple and quick to put together. The flower petals are made with the 3/4" circle and large oval punches. I punched the circle first and then punched the oval so that the circle was off centered. I made six petals and then layered them to make my flower. The yellow circle in the center was punched with the 3/4" circle punch as well.

These are three of our new core colors- Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight. They can be ordered starting tomorrow when our new catalog year begins. I'm really excited about all the color changes that have taken place. The new color collections are all so pretty and work so nicely together. Can't wait to get all the colors!

If you are coming to my new catalog party on July 10th, you will be getting these cards as a little gift from me to thank you for coming and I will even show you exactly how they are made!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Paper: Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 3/4" punch, Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 2-way glue pen Pin It

Monday, June 28, 2010

The More The Merrier

Good Morning! This is the other birthday card that I worked on the other night. It is another simple card. I think it would be great for a little girl's birthday. We seem to have lots of summer birthdays, so I need to keep plenty of birthday cards on hand!
This card just involves layering and coloring. I layered a piece of Melon Mambo CS at the top of my Certainly Celery card base. The image piece is a strip of Whisper White CS layered over a piece of So Saffron CS that was punched at the top and bottom with the Scallop Trim border punch. The So Saffron is layered onto a piece of Perfect Plum CS. I stamped the row of cupcakes from the level 3 hostess set "The More the Merrier", which is retiring in a few days when the new catalog takes effect. I have used these little cupcakes like crazy this year, so I will be holding on to this set for a long time to come!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: The More the Merrier, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White CS, So Saffron CS, Perfect Plum CS, Certainly Celery CS
Ink: Jet Black Staz On, various Stampin' Write markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sweet and Simple

Hello! Sorry that I've been neglecting my blog... again! I was out of town visiting my family this past week, so I didn't do any stamping at all. I finally found a few minutes to sit down last night and make a few cards. I went to a birthday party yesterday and realized that my birthday card stash is terribly low, so that was what I worked on.
This card is super simple to make! It has very little stamping and is mostly made using the Big Shot. I simply ran the Whisper White cardstock through using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and then cut out butterflies with my Beautiful Wings embosslit in the Big Shot. Stamp on a sentiment and adhere the butterflies and you're done! It doesn't get much easier than that!
We have VBS this week, so I probably won't have much time to stamp, but I do have a few pictures taken of the cards I made yesterday. Hopefully, I will find a minute to post them. I have some new goodies arriving later this week, so maybe I can post some sneak peeks from the brand new catalog soon!
Don't forget- this Thursday (July 1st) is the RSVP date for both my new catalog party on July 10th and my all occasion card making class on July 23rd. If you have any questions or are interested in attending, please leave me a comment or email me at Thanks and have a great day!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Well Scripted (retired- boo hoo!)
Ink: Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White CS, Perfect Plum CS, Marina Mist (brand new color!) CS, Old Olive CS, Daffodil Delight (another new color!) CS, Pumpkin Pie CS, and Real Red CS
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day weekend, everyone! I made this card this morning. It is for my kids to give to my husband. I also made one that says "Pop Pop" and another that says "Pappaw" for the grandpas. Isn't it handy that this tape measure makes such nice d's and p's? These cards were inspired by several that I have seen on splitcoast. I'm not sure who had the original idea, but I think these cards are so cute. I hope that everyone is able to spend this weekend with all the men who are near and dear to you! Have a great weekend!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Totally Tool
Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Jet Black Staz On
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP (retired), Kraft CS, Whisper White CS
Accessories: Stamp-a-ma-jig (a must for this project!), blender pens
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Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Catalog CASE

Hello! This card was CASE'd from the new catalog. I just love this little rocket ship from Pun Fun. It is the reason that I bought the set. This was a really fun card to make and I think a little boy would love getting this card for his birthday. The rocket is stamped on the less shiny side of a piece of aluminum foil glued down to a piece of cardstock. I have to give my sister the credit for that idea. She came up with it while I was working on this card. The inside is stamped with the circle stamp from the Starring You set and there is a border of stars stamped from the same set along the bottom of the inside. Sorry I didn't get a picture of the inside, too!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Pun Fun, Starring You, Whimsy wheel

Paper: So Saffron CS, Old Olive CS, Always Artichoke CS, Brilliant Blue CS (retiring)

Ink: Jet Black Staz On, Brilliant Blue (retiring)

Accessories: 2-way glue pen, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch (non-SU), Large Star punch, Star punch, So Saffron brads, aluminum foil (non-SU)

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For All You Do

Hello! This is the third of the four cards I am posting from my card making event on Friday. This one was cased from splitcoast (as you will find most of my creations are!). I'm afraid that I don't remember who originally created it. It was a quick and simple card to make and I love the way it turned out. I love pretty much anything that has purple as its main color! The squares with the flowers are from the "For All You Do" set. Two of the squares are stamped normally and two of the squares were stamped of once to give them the lighter shade. Hope you like this one!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: For All You Do, Well Scripted (no longer available)

Paper: Sahara Sand CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Techniques: Stamping Off Pin It

Masculine Birthday

Hello again! Two days in a row, can you believe it? Masculine cards are a great challenge for me. That's why I'm so glad that I finally bought the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp set. It is definitely a classic in the SU catalog. It's been around forever and I was sure it was going to retire, Tbut it didn't. We get this one for at least another year. It is quickly becoming my go-to set when making masculine cards.
This card was cased from a card I saw on splitcoast. If you've never checked it out, the address is If you go to the gallery, there are literally millions of pictures of cards, scrapbook pages, and gift ideas. There is even a SU gallery where you can search by specific stamp sets. It's a very cool site. Anyway, back to the card, I did change several elements from the original. The colors are different and I added the brads in the corner as well as adding the woodgrain.
Hope you enjoy this one and I will try to post again tomorrow! Have a great Sunday!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Woodgrain background
Paper: Dusty Durango CS (retiring), Close to Cocoa CS (retiring), Kraft CS (being renamed Crumb Cake in the new catalog) Always Artichoke CS, Very Vanilla CS
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Always Artichoke brads (retiring), 1/16" hole punch
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Another Awash with Flowers

I had my card making event to benefit "From Our Hearts" last night and finally got a chance to take pictures of the cards we made this morning. I will be posting four of them over the next few days. We had great fun and made over 50 cards to send for our troops!
This card was a CASE from my upline, Melissa. She posted a similar card several weeks ago on her blog, and it inspired me to make this one. It was a quick and easy card to make. I ran the front of the card through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I attached a small strip of So Saffron CS to the bottom of my Whisper White image piece. The images are stamped using the Awash with Flowers set and the sentiment if from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
Thanks for stopping by and I promise I will post more often this week! Have a great day!
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Orchid Opulence CS (retiring this month), So Saffron CS, Whisper white CS
Ink: Orchid Opulence (retiring), So Saffron, Basic Gray
Accessories: White Taffeta ribbon, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Certainly Celery Stampin' Write marker
Techniques: Two-Step Stamping
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Sunday, June 6, 2010


Hello! I am adjusting to my new summer schedule and have been very busy the last few weeks and have had very little time to stamp, but I did sit down and make a couple of cards yesterday afternoon. This is one of them. It is a graduation card. The school's colors are orange, white and blue- in case that wasn't obvious! I don't have any graduation stamps sets, but I think that this set works well for graduation.
I have a card making event this coming Friday night. I have a group of ladies coming to make cards for a group called "From Our Hearts". They collect handmade cards to send to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so that they can send them home to family and friends. I am really excited about doing this and love that my hobby can be used for such a good charity! I will be working hard this week on samples for Friday's event, so I should have plenty of cards to post.
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Starring You set (retiring this month)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie CS, Brilliant Blue CS (retiring this month), Whisper White CS
Ink: Brillant Blue (retiring), Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: silver brads, Wide Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Large Oval punch
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