Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday, Bev

Happy Thursday! This card went to my up line Bev for her birthday and while her birthday was at the beginning of February and we are almost in March I assure you that it  made it to her on time and that I'm just now getting around to posting it. This card photographed a bit lighter than it actually is. The Blooming with Kindness stamp set as really been one of my go to sets lately. I just love that flower. I have to admit when I first saw it in the catalog it didn't really grab my attention... boy has that changed. =D The shadow box was stamped using ink on a acrylic block. I really love that technique I love finding new ways to use product. Thanks for stopping by.

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Tea for Two DSP

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness, Apothecary Art

Ink: So Saffron, Early Espresso

Accessories: Lacy Brocade EF, Decorative Label Punch, Vintage Trinkets, 5/8" Crochet Ribbon and Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon 

Monday, February 25, 2013

make a wish

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend, I had a fun and busy weekend. Here is a card that we did at my super stampers. The ladies loved the fun look with the bright colors. I'm loving this Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP it's so bright and cheery. I found inspiration from a card in the spring catalog. I love those catalogs they are great for casing and inspiration. Thanks for stopping by but I have lots to do to get ready for our upcoming stamp camp this coming weekend.


Paper: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Vellum, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP

Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials

Ink: Melon Mambo

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Pinwheel Sizzlets, Cloudy Day EF, 1"square punch, Mini Silver Brads, 3/8" Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon, Candy sticks

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Easter Blessings

When I first had the chance to glimpse at the spring catalog during our Demonstrator
 pre-order this single stamp was one of my top items to go on my wish list as a must have.
 I just love the font and the size of this sentiment.

This was another card that I cased at our pre-order stamp event for demo's. This was created by my friend and fellow Demo Sarah C. She used dsp from the print poetry paper pack offered in the spring catalog for her sample.  I will show you her original in the next couple of days. I love the use of the large flower from the blooming with kindness stamp set as a background. All around I loved this card. Thanks again for sharing Sarah.


Paper: Baja Breeze, Primrose Petals, Whisper White and Patio Party DSP

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness, Easter Blessings (single stamp, Spring Catalog)

Ink: Baja Breeze & Midnight Muse

Accessories: Ovals Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Polka Dot EF (bitty butterfly), Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon and Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

With Sympathy

These types of cards are never easy for me and I do not look forward to making them. This was sent to a friend that recently suffered a loss. I apologize card did not photograph well it looks a bit washed out not sure what happened. The poppies are actually a lot darker in person than shown. Thank you for stopping by.


Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White and Baja Breeze

Stamp Sets: Pleasant Poppies Background Stamp & Loving Thoughts

Ink: Black Stazon

Accessories: Lacy Brocade EF, Petal Cone Die, Lots of Tags Sizzlets, Baja Breeze Seam Binding 

Monday, February 18, 2013

warmest wishes

I hope that you had a great weekend, I know that we did. The weather was beautiful this weekend here in California. We spent most of our time outside enjoying it. This is a card that I did at a recent super stampers. I really love this blooming with kindness stamp set and its been getting it's use a lot lately. To achieve the  box of color that the flower is stamped on I inked a acrylic block with our summer starfruit ink and then stamped it directly onto the whisper white card stock. It's a simple and great technique and can be used with any size clear block.   


Paper: Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White CS

Ink: Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse

Stamp Set: Blooming with Kindness

Accessories: Lacy Brocade EF, Adoring Accents Framelits, D clear acrylic block, Midnight Muse Stitched Ribbon

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thank You, Chan

Happy Sunday! I wanted to share with you this adorable thank you gift I received last month from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Chan. I was pleasantly surprised to find this on my porch, I love crafty surprises like this. Isn't that candy jar so cute?! I also love that she coordinated the card with the yummy goodness.

Thank you again Chan that was so sweet of you!
You can check out more of Chan's creations at Two Rosie Cheeks

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Happy Saturday! This will be a quick post today. I have lots to do and have a family filled day ahead of me. Here is another card that I made this for a stamp day with my demo friends. I was trying to go with clean and simple. I have to say lately my neutral go to color lately has been Sahara Sand while I like the color I never seemed to use it that much. I think it paired nicely with this color combination. What do you think? What's your go to color? Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


Paper: Island Indigo, Sahara Sand

Stamp Set: Oh, Hello {Spring Catalog}

Ink: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango & Gumball Green

 Accessories: Chevron EF, Oval Framelits, Island Indigo Ribbon

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Birthday AVA!!

I'm a bit late in posting this. I made this card last month for my niece AVA's birthday. She
turned 6, boy does the time fly by quick. The theme of her party was ART so I wanted to be sure to stick with that. I found inspiration for this card from Erica Cerwin at Pink Buckaroo. I took some of her elements that Id seen on a scrapbook page and a card that she had made and went from there. I really liked how it turned out. 


Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Set: Sweet Essentials {my favorite go to sentiment set}, Woodgrain Background

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Real Red Pacific Point,

Accessories: Oval Framelits, Word Window Punch, Heart Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, Spritzer Color Tool, Chevron EF, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" stitched grosgrain Ribbon

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I know I've been MIA for sometime now. I've been really busy lately so my blog has been neglected not to mention blogger has been giving me a hard time when trying to upload my pictures. Here is a card that I made for a spring catalog stamp day with some of my demo friends. I'm really loving this DSP and the laser cut hearts that come with it, it also has that added bonus of coordinating with our hearts a flutter stamp set
that is currently featured in the spring catalog. I'm hoping that I will be able to get back to posting more so be sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!! 


Paper: Pool Party CS, Whisper White CS, More Amore Specialty DSP

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Phrases, Hearts A Flutter

Ink: Real Red Marker, Pool Party

Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Itty Bitty Buttons, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Primrose Petals Satin Stitched Ribbon and Whisper White Organza Ribbon