Saturday, June 1, 2013

Good morning!  Can you believe it is June 1st??  Big day at Stampin Up!  The new catalog has arrived with lots of new fun goodies and a color refresh.  Out with the old and in with the new as they say.  One color that has now been retired is More Mustard.  I had quite a bit of it so I am trying to come up with different cards to use it up.  One card I have seen a lot on different websites is this beer mug - you could use pink and make a strawberry milkshake too.  It was my hubby's birthday a few weeks ago so this was a perfect card for him.  I did add a banner across the lower portion of the card that said Happy Birthday but I forgot to take a photo of the completed card - sorry!  If he still has the card somewhere I will try and take another photo and post it so you can see the completed card.  I unfortunately do not have a "Cheers" stamp because that would be a perfect greeting to put on here.
The bubbles are just different sized circles punched out.  The handle was made using the extra large oval punch and then "biting" into that with the large oval punch. The More Mustard panels were rounded on the corners and adhered to a piece of Very Vanilla.  The handle is Very Vanilla as well but the bubbles are in Whisper White.  Stands out a little better in person than in the photo.
Enjoy the weekend!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Silhouettes

Good evening!  Here is a card I made for Mother's Day using one of my favorite stamp sets - Summer Silhouettes.  I also used some of the new cool Washi tape - how easy!!  I love it!  The ink colors used are Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Basic Black.  The sentiment is from my fav Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  You could use lots of different sentiments for this card  The black glimmer brad added a little pop to the card and just seemed to finish it off.  I got this idea from LeAnne Pugliese at  Thanks so much for looking.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Make a Wish

Good evening.  I hope everyone is doing good.  I needed to make a few quick birthday and Mother's Day cards last week so I CASE'd this card from LA Stamper on Stampin' Connection.  I used one of the new 2013-2015 In-colors called Strawberry Slush and Basic Grey and I loved the two colors together.  This was a flower from a promo stamp set last summer but the great thing about this card is that you can stamp just about anything on here and it would look great.  You can't really tell from the photo but I put Dazzling Details in the center of each flower which really made the flowers stand out.  I finished off the card with some Basic Grey 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon.
Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mixed Bunch

Good morning.  I haven't posted in a week or so because I haven't been stamping much at has been too gorgeous here lately to stay inside!!  Yay!  Spring (well - actually summer weather!) is here!  Yippee Skippee - I LOVE the sun!!!

Here is a great bouquet I made recently for a friends birthday - I love how it turned out.  I used the ink colors Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit.  The cardstock colors are Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, and Midnight Muse. The flower centers are the 2012-2014 In-color Dahlias.  I attached the flowers to some wooden skewers and then stuck them into a block of floral foam I had squished down into the bucket.  I then filled the bucket with some yummy Lindor balls.  I put a strip of Midnight Muse around the bucket and then adherered a piece of Summer Starfruit 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon onto it.  It was a little work but so so worth it.  I will definitely be making more of these!!

Enjoy the day!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mother's Day card

Happy Sunday!  It has been absolutely BEAUTIFUL here in Oregon these last few days.  My fingers are crossed it stays this way.  I have been taking advantage of the sunny skies and getting out there walking as much as I can to train for the 1/2 marathon I am walking in 2 short weeks.  Unfortunately I got a HUGE blister on my ankle yesterday due to a rather large hole in the heel of my shoe that I was unaware of.........NOT HAPPY!!  The shoes were only a month old so I promptly took them back to the running store and exchanged them for a new pair but I am worried this sucker on my ankle will not heel in time for the race.  Somehow I will have to power thru it!  Wish me luck!!

Here is the last card we did at my recent card class.  Thought this was a perfect card for Mother's Day.  A few of the ladies unfortunately do not have their mother's here anymore so they all stamped Happy Birthday on it.  The cardstock colors are Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White.  The ink colors are Regal Rose, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, and So Saffron.  The stamp set is Bloomin Marvelous from the recent Sale-a-bration promo.  Most of the ladies who come to my classes are not interested in purchasing any products- they just come to make cards- so they could care less if I use retired products, papers, ink colors, etc.  Which honestly - sometimes makes things much easier!  Especially with sentiments.  The butterflies were punched out using the Bitty Butterfly punch in the spring mini.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Pinwheel card

Hello everyone.  Just finished my stamp class and this card was by far the favorite of everyone!!  Sounds like most of the gals are only sending it to someone VERY special or they are not going to send it at all!  hee hee!!  The card definitely took the longest to make but was certainly worth it.  I CASE'd the card from and just changed it up a little bit with different embossing folders.I used the perfect polka dots as well as the stripes embossing folders.  The pinwheels are made using Polka Dot Parade DSP and die cutting them with the new Pinwheel sizzlits die with the Big Shot.  They are finished off in the middle with a mini brad.  I used small glue dots to adhere the tooth picks at the bottom underneath the Gumball Green ribbon.  Then I attached the pinwheels using a Stampin' Dimensional on the top of the tooth pick.  Some of the gals used the Little Leaves sizzlit in gumball green but many ended up leaving it off.  The sentiment is stamped using Basic Black and it is from the Wishes your Way set in the Spring Mini.  Was a perfect spring card to make today.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for looking!

Friday, April 19, 2013


Good morning from rainy Oregon.  Was such a bummer to look outside this morning and see icky grey rain.  Hopefully the weather will turn and my son can get in some baseball this weekend.  We'll see!!
Here is a card I made the other day that I CASE'd out of the catty.  Thought about using it this weekend at my card class but decided it just wasn't up to par for me.  I like it but I don't LOVE it, ya know what I mean??  I haven't used this beautiful background stamp much and I have been trying to find a card to use it on.  It's called Parlor Prints.  The ink used is Bashful Blue and I have to be honest here and say that I am not sad that it is retiring soon.  I used to use it all of the time but ever since Pool Party came out - that has been my go-to blue and I haven't used this color in almost 2 years!!.  It does go beautifully with the Rose Red and Certainly Celery butterflies I punched out of the Color Collection  Designer Series Paper packs. I used the Scallop Trim Border on some Rose Red cardstock and mounted that behind the piece I background stamped.  Added different sized rhinestones for some sparkle and there you go.
I hope you all have a great weekend.  I will post more cards next week from my upcoming class.