Sunday, March 30, 2014

Another Undefined

Here is another card I made using the self-made stamp.  I have lots of packets of DSP and thought this one was appropriate.  Lining the envelopes with matching paper adds a very nice touch.

Friday, March 28, 2014

People Like You

I was looking through some pictures of cards I had made for a class.  I searched my blog since I could not find the original card.  When I did not find it I realized I must not have posted it. 

The minute I saw this stamp I wanted it.  I loved how detailed the shading and texture was and how easy it would be to color.   The lilies could be several different colors.

I colored the flowers in So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral.  The stems were Pear Pizzazz. The sentiment was re-stamped, punched out, trimmed, mounted on Daffodil Delight, then attached using Dimensionals.  I had not used the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder in ages and I think it added texture to the matte.

Stamp Set- People Like Need
Ink- Black Stazon, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
Paper- WW, Daffodil Delight

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Here is one of the designs.  The school's colors are blue (Pacific Point) and white.  I also used Gumball Green.  I thought using lined envelopes added a bit of class.
Here is another card.  I used Wild Wasabi and added Candy Dots.  The DSP was from my stash!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


UNDEFINED was introduced at last year's Convention.  I thought the whole idea of making your own stamp was intriguing but was not overly interested.  Fast forward to November. 

The principal of the school where I teach developed an idea for reaching those students whom academics in the traditional sense had not worked.  Last year he had hermit crabs and one of my students was responsible for caring them.  It was amazing how this chore became so important to this child and gave him purpose.  This year he decided we needed a greenhouse.  Not just any greenhouse but one large enough to hold an entire class- 24' by 48'.  He named it the Living Classroom.  Fund raising began this Fall.  Donations to raise the $65,000 began to come in.  Thank you notes were sent out and consisted of a computer based design, on computer paper,  folded, and a short note included.  When I saw them I decided we could do better.  It has taken several months to get a design together, the stamp carved, and finally a card made.  Stay tune to see some of the designs!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

There is a very nice lady at school, grandmotherly  type, who remembers everyone's birthday with a card.   She has a candy dish on her desk which is always full of goodies.  My daughter loves it when she answers the phone because she is so sweet.  Her birthday is sometime in August- when school is not in session.  Instead of a birthday card, I make her a St. Patrick's Day card.  This one is for you Faith.

I CASED this from the Splitcoaststampers' Occasion Gallery.  It is a wonderful resource if you need a card for a special occasion but lack inspiration.  The original is by Glenda Calkins.

Gumball Green is the perfect green for St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Petite Petals

I needed a second card for my last class and needed some inspiration.  I saw this card on Dawn Griffith's blog- Dawn's Stamping Thoughts in neutrals.  I wanted to try it with some color so chose Crisp Cantaloupe.  I liked pearls better than rhinestones and used them instead.  The bottom of this card swings open revealing the full page with "Birthday Wishes".

Stamp Sets- Petite Petals, Flower Shop
Paper- WW, Crisp Cantaloupe, In Color DSP
Accessories- Pearls

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 I really am a bit embarrassed to admit that I have had the Label Pop 'n Cuts since Convention and have not used them once.  For my last class I decided the time was ripe and had fun creating this card.  Since I quit winter, I knew I had to use bright and sunny colors.  I started with Daffodil Delight as my base and also used Calypso Coral.  I stamped the swirl in Old Olive (Everything Eleanor) and then added three butterflies which I stamped on Calypso Coral using Stazon Black.  I decided to add a little glitter to the butterflies and adhered them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  For the insided, I used the stamp from the Sale-A-Bration set You're Lovely and matted it on Calypso Coral.  I stamped three more butterflies and added them to the inside of the card.

Stamp sets- Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri, 
  Everything Eleanor
  Paper- Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, WW
  Ink- Stazon Black, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Daffodil      
  Accessories- Label Pop 'n Cut, Glitter

Sunday, March 9, 2014


This is my husband and me last week on our cruise in Mexico.  Warm, sunny.....
Did I mention warm, sunny, and beautiful? 

This is what we faced when we arrived back to New Hampshire.  ARGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!
I have officially quit winter.  I do not want any more cold, snow, or ice.  I do not want to get stuck in my own driveway again and have to be towed out.  I do not want anymore snowdays.

So if you thought I was missing because of my lack of posts, I was really in the Caribbean enjoying myself.