Friday, August 30, 2013

Latini Frame

Another Name Frame found a home to a new couple.  Since the invitation was pink I decided to use pink as one of the colors.  In this case Strawberry Slush. The Flowers were sprayed with water and crumbled up and then opened up to dry.  I stamped them prior with the flower form Blooming with Kindness and sprayed with some glitter spray after they had dried. I print the date from my computer.

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Early Espresso Coredination, Strawberry Slush, Venetian Romance, Very Vanilla,Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake-Sponging
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers Die, Retired Aphabet Dies, Basic Pearls, Retired Embossing Folder behind L, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Mosaic Punch, Decorative Label 
Punch, Bird builder Punch- Leaves, 1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, 3/8" Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Special

Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013
Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!
Bundle ItemPage in CatalogDescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

You know how much I love this set and punch!  Now is your chance to add it to your collection and at a great price!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Bermuda Floral Doilies

I made a stack of Thank you cards for all of our Bible School workers last month.  Since I did not know the head count yet and I drove 5 hours for this VBS I did not put them all the way together until the night before the closing program.  That way if I had made too many I did not have a stack of VBS themed Thank you cards that I would never use again.  I only  had 3 extras and decided to fill in the blank part with the doilies, flowers and of course butterflies.  At first I was not drawn to the doilies but I had $3 of hostess dollars left on an order and decided to give them a try.  I think they will have to have a permanent spot in my work area!

Stamps: Flower Shop, Papillon Potpouri, Express Yourself
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Green Gumball
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Big Sot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pansy Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bird Builder Punch-Leaves, Large Oval Punch, Mosaic Punch, Bitty Banners Framelit


Friday, August 23, 2013

Polka Dots

I took advantage of the buy 3 get one free DSP in the month of July.  So now I have lots of DSP and love, love , love using it!  This card was pretty simple.  The hardest part was the fold.  I could do this in every color that is in the Polka Dot Parade pack.  The tough part would be which side of the paper to use. Lol

Stamps: Blessings From Heaven
Paper: Real Red, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack-Flower Center, Fun Flower Bigz Die


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Merry Night

What?!?! no flip card today...I couldn't get it to work with the sketch for today, maybe if I had more time. Lol  I have heard how hard it is to figure out what Christmas stamps are out there right now. 

 Where you can find Christmas Stamps:

Now back to the card.  I hope I stuck to the layout enough.  I wanted to use this stamp as a feature but it was the same size...ok larger than the back layer.  I stamped the image in Midnight Muse and than used the Stamp-a-ma-jig (one retired tool that will never leave my house!) to stamp over it with Versamark.  I then dusted it with Heat and Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds...yes, I am now glistening!   To do the back Midnight Muse panel I ran it through the Big Shot with the Embossing Folder first and then just crumpled it in my hands.  After I flattened it back out I ran some sponging around the edged and across some of the wrinkles.  I curled the top corner for a bit more dimension.  I do have the embossing folder used on the big panel too.  I think I sponged all layers pretty good. ;-)  I wanted something simple for the cross panel so I went with a vintage looking ribbon.  I added some pearls to the edges of the frame (because I think all cards need pearls or rhinestones) Lol  The main panel is popped up with Dimensionals.  The framing part is so easy to do.  I just put both Framelits on the paper at the same time, make sure the are spaced how I want them and run them through the Big Shot.  I cut the back layer the size of the larger Framelit, line up and glue down.

Stamps: O Holy Night
Paper: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
Ink: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim


Monday, August 19, 2013

Party Hats

I took advantage of the buy 3 get one free DSP.  I am not big on buying the DSP but I always wish I had more when I make a card.  So one of my things this year is to purchase and use more DSP.  I am always lacking cards that can be used for younger kids and the Birthday Basic DSP will get lots of use in that arena,

Stamps: Pennant Parade, Express Yourself
Paper: Birthday Basics DSP, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Ovals Punch, Dahlias, 3/8" Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon


Friday, August 16, 2013

Flower Flip Card

Yes, another flip card! They are so fun to do and easy too.  The hard part is getting a good picture.  The doily does line up and is equal on each side.  I guess the angle makes it look differently.  This card contains a lot of my favorite elements.  1.) I love making ruffled flowers, 2.)This is my favorite piece of DSP, 3.) Addicted to Flip Card Die, 4.) I could add butterflies to any card, 5.)Pearls should be added to all cards Lol, 5.) Doilies can be made into any color but I love making them vintage.

Stamps:Blooming with Kindness, Papillon Potpouri
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Venetian Romance
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Circle Thinlet Card Die, Paper Doilies,Fun Flowers Die, Basic Pearls, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Delicate Design Embossing Folder


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Flipped Wedding

So Thursday is my bill paying day so I usually do not get a time to stamp.  I had an order come in and it had some great new products in it.  I was gone all yesterday afternoon and it was killing me to know all of these new toys were sitting on my desk waiting to be used. (Yes, I told DH that I could not leave until I at least unpacked the box and touched each and every one. Lol

So right away this morning I had to get up and make a card.  Can you tell I love making Wedding cards????  When I first saw the Flip Cards I was kind of stumped as I wanted to be able to have an inside and a place to sign all of our names.  That takes more than a small spot.  So last week, as I was waiting for my order, someone shared a link to Patty Bennet's blog where she posted a video on how to extend the card.  It answered my problem!

You will see many Flip cards in the future!!!!  I did order both sets but the Label one was on back order and should arrive next week!

Stamps: One in a Million
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Silver Brushed
Ink: Basic Gray, Versa Mark
Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Basic Pearls, Petite Pennant Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack-Flower, Rings-1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlet Die, Heart Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder

Here is a great video from Stampin' Up! about the Framelits.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Forever Sketch

So when I went to bed last night I knew I would have time this morning to work on the Wednesday Sketch.  I also knew I wanted to incorporate Melon Mambo into it,  Not sure why, I was just drawn to using it today.  I had also decided I wanted to use Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with it.  Sometimes they post the sketch before I go to sleep and last night was one of those times.  So I fell asleep thinking of what I wanted to do.  The main panel did not fall into place until the card was almost finished. Lol  I have found that using the Hex punch to so the ends of the banners is so much easier than the other avenues I had been using (hand cut & square punch.)

Stamps: Loving Thoughts, Apothecary Art
Paper: Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Hex Punch-banner ends on the sentiment


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Silver Wedding

Ok, I am addicted to making Wedding Cards. ;-)  What I need to get is a good Happy Anniversary stamp.  I could have just printed one but I really wanted to emboss it and that would not have worked.

What started this card was that I woke up this morning wanting to emboss the Paper Doilies.  So I started there.  I had to get a few chores done around the house so I finished a job and added an element, finished a chore and added more to the card.I finished the card long before I finished my chores.  Lol

Stamps: One in a Million
Paper: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Paper Doilies, Basic Rhinestones, Organza Ribbon, Big Shot, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits


Monday, August 12, 2013


I got out my DSP and decided to start there with the design for this card.  This paper just jumped right out and said "Use me!" I thought it was so elegant and so I tried to  keep the rest of the card the same.  I loved how the Loving Thoughts went so well with the Four Frames.

Stamps: Flower Shop, Four Frames, Loving Thoughts
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Birthday Basics DSp
Ink: Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Basic Pearls, 3/8" Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pansy Punch, Decorative Label Punch


Friday, August 09, 2013


Why don't I use my wheels????  I do believe that this is the only one I have left that did not retire.  I really need to look at these more again.  I made the pearls the trail for the butterflies. I cut the banner in half and put a section on each side.

Stamps: Papillon Potpouri, Music Notes Wheel, Blessings From Heaven
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Basic Pearls, Apothecary Arts Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits


Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Here 4 U

I ran across this paper the other day while making another card and I loved the design and found out how much I liked Baked Brown Sugar with Summer Starfruit. I knew I wanted to use the Pansy as the pop up element in this sketch which forced me to make the sentiment as the cluster.  I am so glad that I did!  I did not follow the sketch exactly as I wanted a landscape card, so I made it work.  I have learned that when I want to use the clay for a flower center I do not want it thick, so I just fill the mold just deep enough to get the design.

Stamps: Flower Shop, Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Summer Starfruit, Birthday Basics DSP, Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Big Shot, Delicate Designs, Pansy Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Blossom Mold


Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Birthday CupCakes

Another shot at a bright, fun, birthday card that can be used for kids.  Why do they come so hard for me??? I love how these colors go so well together.  the end of the upper stripe I used the Hex Punch.  I just pulled it through and just punched the edge.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Four Frames
Paper: Pola Dot Parade DSP, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Real Red, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Cupcake Builder Punch, Hexagon Punch


Monday, August 05, 2013

Wedding Couple

Boy are there a lot of weddings this summer!  I have wanted to do a card like this for a long time.  Since I bought the Dress Up Framelit I could now put my idea to a try.  To do the dress I just cut numerous sections of the bottom portion and glued them behind.  After it was all glued together I ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. The man's shirt and suit collars was made with the Pennant Punch, even the side tie sections.  I do not have a punch small enough to do the circle for the tie so I used my Crop-a-dile (the big side). The flowers are much prettier in person.  They do have Dazzling Diamonds in them so they have a nice sparkle.  The dress was also sprayed with a bit of sparkle to give it a bit of a shimmer.  To do the tux buttons, I just colored them with a black sharpie marker.  I used a couple of Dimensionals behind the sentiment.

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Simply Pressed Clay, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Pearls, Basic Rhinestones, Blossoms Clay Mold, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Artisan Label Punch, Big Shot, Dress Up Framelit, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Crop-a-dile


Friday, August 02, 2013

Ruffled Flowers

My favorite colors!  I could make all of my cards in these colors but that would be boring to you so I try to use others every now and  I cut out the flower with the Die/Punch, sprayed them with water and wrinkled them.  I then flattened them out and let them dry.

Stamps: A Round Array
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Epic Day This and That DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Fun Flowers Bigz Die, Pansy Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch

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