Sunday, February 27, 2011

Pocket Silhouettes

I made this card at an up line meeting last summer.  It was quick and easy yet featured a different fold.  First you stamp the entire front card in Rose Red.  Next you fold the front in at the mid point, fold inward, and adhere it together.  Next add the solid Rose Red paper and Designer Series Paper.  Stamp your image and adhere .  Add ribbon.  Punch the edge with the Scallop Border Punch and stamp your sentiment.  Voila!- a different card.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Susan Byington, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, awarded me this award.  It means so much to me coming from another demonstrator.  You can visit her blog at

I need to list 8 facts about me.

1.  I am almost an empty nester.  One is gone and the other one, the baby, will be 21 in a few months and is away at college.

2.  I love dark bold colors to decorate with.  My kitchen is Cranberry Crisp (a retired Stampin' Up! in-color) 

3.  I am still, after numerous classes, leaving my camera setting on auto!

4.  I have been married almost 32 years to my best friend, Rich.

5.  I like the winter until March.  I would never move to Florida.

6.  I spend way too much time looking at blogs instead of stamping.

7.  I also spend too much time play Rainy Day Spider, an on-line game!

8.  I keep rearranging my stamp room trying to come up with the most space.

Thank you again, Susan.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baby Card with color blocking

This weekend I attended the quarterly business luncheon meeting of the New Stampshires, a Stampin' Up! group under Kristi Stoughton.  We talked, discussed the new career plan, swapped, did a make and take, and of course ate.  This was one of the cards someone shared.  I am sorry I cannot give credit to her.  I thought it was well done.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


My daughter asked me to make her a baby card for a shower this Saturday.  I have made several but have not been pleased at all.  She got one of those towels that are hooded in a cat motif as a gift. I decided to make a onesie and add a little kitty.  It still looked pretty plain so I took it apart, put it in a Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and put it through my Big Shot.  It helped.  I hope she likes it.


Card Stock- Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink- Stazon Black, Pink Pirouette
Stamp set- unknown incentive stamp

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fast and Easy

When I need a fast and easy card, I immediately think of this one!  I have made it in numerous color combinations and changed out the greeting.

Stamp Sets- Sincere Salutations, Flight of the Butterfly
Card Stock- Regal Rose, Rose Red, Shimmery White
Ink- Rose red
Accessories- Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Stampin' Dimentionals

Monday, February 7, 2011

Just Buzzin' By

When I first saw this stamp set, I just had to have it.  I made a few cards but nothing special.  Then I thought of this layout.  I made this for an organized swap for Stampin' Up!'s Convention last summer.  A friend and I cut out over 90 individual bees for it.  I used watercolor paper and Watercolor Pencils with a blender pen.  I am not always pleased with my cards, however, this is one of my all time favorites.        

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Simple Friendship II

Another CASED (Copy and Steal/Share Everything) card.  This one is from Splitcoast Stamper member  brandycox.
I changed the card size and did not stamp the background as much.  This was a quick and easy card that shows how versatile this stamp set is.

Stamp Set- Simple Friendship
Card Stock- Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink- Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
Accessories- Jewels Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simple Friendship

I needed some inspiration using this stamp set and turned to Splitcoast Stampers. I found a lovely card by  Ocicat aka Donna Heber .  I tweaked it a bit and Voila!  Here it is.  I think we will make this Saturday (weather permitting) with my Newport Ladies.  I sponged River Rock to age the card then used the Color Spritzer Tool with a Chocolate Chip marker.  I then layered the butterfly and three flowers adhering them with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Stamp Sets- Simple Friendship, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock- Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, River Rock
Ink- Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories- Jewels, sponges, Color Spritzer Tool, Chocolate Chip marker

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Peace Within II

I am trying to use a stamp set more than a few times to really get my money's worth.  Again, I stamped this last summer and colored the image with Watercolor Pencils then used a blender pen.  I think of all the coloring choices, I like these pencils the best.  I am even on my second set!

Card Stock- Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Subtles DSP
Ink- Stazon Black
Accessories- Subtles Brads, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Scallop Punch