Sunday, February 14, 2016


A few weeks ago I was watching a Stampin' Up! video that discussed getting back into the habits of sending handmade cards. I don't know about you but I (when I have the time) am good about making cards but I really stink at remembering to send them out or to actually give them to people. I either think about making a card and sending it but never get around to it until it's way too late or I tend to hoard them and then end up giving bundles away as gifts to family members at Christmas or their birthday. I have wanted to get better at actually sending them out to people. I mean, who doesn't love to get something other than a bill or junk in the mail? Am I right?!? Now, this doesn't just have to be for a birthday but I figured those were easier to start with since the other occasions you may send a card are a little situational: sympathy, thinking of you, get well, holidays etc. Around this same time I said that I would participate in a swap along with a few other demos that live in my area. The theme of the swap was birthdays! Here is my card that I made for the swap.

I made an easel card for my swap and I love how it turned out! I think I like this technique because it lays flat to fit in an envelope but it also can stand up to be displayed while still covering the handwritten message inside. Below is a list of my supplies. All supplies for this card can be purchased at my Stampin' Store.

Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder
Stamps: Build a Birthday
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Perl Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer Flowers

On Friday I took a peek at the challenge on the Friday Mashup site and decided to play along. I'm just now getting around to posting my card.
I used a few stamp sets to complete this card: Greenhouse Garden (retired), Papillion Potpourr, and Thoughts and Prayers. I used Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, and Delightful Dijon ink; Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock; the Bitty Butterfly Punch and the Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Blooming birthday CAS

Last night I checked out another card challenge to get some more inspiration. I hopped over to the Freshly Made Sketches blog to check out this weeks sketch. Here is my version of the card.

I used some paper from the Pretty Petals DSP Stack, whisper white card stock (is didn't have any Very Vanilla on hand) Calypso Coral and Old Olive ink, the Flower Parch stamp set and coordinating framelets. Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Finally some new goodies!

I got my first new catalog order about a week ago but haven't gotten around to using it. I wanted to clean and organize my stamp room before putting my new goodies in there. I finally sat down today to use some of the goodies today and chose the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge as inspiration.
I used the Cherry On Top Washi Tape, Whisper White cards rock, the Tin of Cards stamp set, Bremuda Bay ink, and Watermelon Wonder ink. It was a very quick, simple and easy card that could easily be mass produced. The stamp set is great too and has a variety of sentiments that could be used. 
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What are you stamping today?

In trying to do a craft room clean up and purge (we all need one every once in a while) I came across a huge pile of left over kits from my stamping classes I had in Wendover. The techniques are still great ones but the papers and stamps I used for the cards are all retired so I thought I would put them together and add them to my stash of cards I try to keep on hand. Maybe in the future I will redo the techniques with some newer products. Keep an eye out for those!