Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Blog!

I have started a 2nd blog!

.....since this one has run out of space....please follow me over at my new blog....I'm committed to posting every day (or at least trying!)

Thank you for following my work!  I really appreciate it!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Much Better....

I think using the D/S paper is a better fit for this layout than the stamped strips...a cute, quick card!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Striped Snowflakes...

Not sure I;m loving this card...the layout seemed interesting to me, so I gave it a try...I think it just looks stripe-y...check back tomorrow to see this card done with D/S paper....

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Snowy fun

Saw a version of this layout on Artfeltimpressions...her's was much nicer!

Very simple card to reproduce...could even be a one layer card....

Saturday, November 17, 2012


I'm sure you're sick of this layout, but I just had to show my color combo....Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cajun it!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Haven't made a baby card in ages...

Thought I'd include a few i the gift sets I'm making for teachers...the layout is the same from yesterday...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Apples Galore....

This layout comes from the Demo only magazine...such a great resource!  I also pulled out a piece of Magic Mesh--remember that stuff?...thought it reminded me of a basket!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Blue and Brown...

I love the color combo of light blue and this case Cool Carribean (yes, I am still hoarding some!) and Soft Suede...Cool Carribean is actually very similar to Pool Party, so that would work, too!

The embellishment is a giant brad with a small punched flower on top...with a pearl center, of course,,,,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Forget CASEing...

I just straight copied this card from the IB & C!   Well, I did change it up a little...I shifted the panel to the right and added the layer and scalloped edging....

Only the green butterfly is popped up...the rest are stamped directly on the paper...

Friday, November 9, 2012

Vintage Vogue

I love this set!  It looks especially nice when you "Rock and Roll" to make the outside edges of the stamp a different color or shade...

Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rich Olive

Looking at this card now, it might be a little busy, even if it only have 2 color (Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive)...I love the color combo, but I may have gone a bit overboard with the patterns....

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Neutral baby

I haven't made a baby card in I thought this would be the perfect card...the D/S paper is retired from eons ago!

Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Monday, November 5, 2012

Sparkly drinks...

I was hoping for some tropical weather....and fruity's a card the layout...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Getting better....

Like this version a little better...the sentiment in a rub-on...nice and easy to get it straight!

Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thanks, Sandy....

The only thing good that came out of this horrible hurricane is that I got sometime to stamp (of course during the daylight hours)...I'll have lots to show for the next few weeks...

This layout is super simple and can be changed up lots of different ways...I think the scallops along the bottom are a bit too large, but they still work...

Monday, October 29, 2012

Multi-colored leaf

I've had this diecut/embossing folder duo forever, so I decided to break it out...I didn't know how to color the leaf so I just smooshed a bunch of colors onto the paper with daubers...then stamped with woodgrain background...the background behind the leaf is embossed with the strips folder--but horizontally...

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Shadow Birthday

I saw a version of this card on Diana Gibb's blog and decided to try's not my favorite, but still nice...

Ear;y Espresso, River Rock, Whisper White

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Favorite Layout!

This is one of my all-time favorite cards!  I only wish I had more of the Hodgepodge Hardware to make some more!  I love the hardware with the Designer Label behind it!  This is a case from just changed up the hardware and the colors!

D/S paper, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Friday, October 26, 2012

Dawn O.'s pinecones

I saw a version of this card on Dawn Olchefske's blog...she always has great stuff...this card uses the technique of inking an embossing folder...Dawn has a great video that makes it sooooo simple....and she had a great tip to ink up the entire folder and run 2 pieces of paper through at one time...the tope picture shows the 2 different papers (one innie and one outtie!)

Check out Dawn's won't be disappointed! Just google her name!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Classic Ornament...

Pretty simple...easy card to mass produce...and not a lot of supplies....the sentiments is a rub-on...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last but not least....

This is the last card from my stash of card fronts I have to show....

It was made eons ago using a technique called "spotlighting"...the truck image was stamped 2x....once on the Very Vanilla as the focal image and again on a scrap of Very Vanilla that was colored in and punched with a 1 3/8 circle punch...that circle was then adhered to the main image...pretty cool, huh?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I finally did it...

I finally went through my old bin of SU! demo things (I'm still a demo but just a hobbiest, now)'s been sitting in my attic, collecting dust. As most of the things were old, I did manage to salvage a few card fronts.  I just popped them on a card base and plan to use them soon.   Most of the cards were samples I made for display boards...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kitty in the round...

Peach Parfait makes this kitty soft and subtle, instead of scary!

The flags are just different widths, some embossed, some plain....

Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Kitty

Same layout as the previous Tweet leaves card...just with this cute kitty!

Only Orange, Basic Black, Concord Crush

(Sad to say, this is one of my last pieces of Only hoo....)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

In reverse...

Christmas, then Thanksgiving?

I loved this Tweet stamp ever since I first laid eyes on it, but I have struggled as to what exactly to do with it.  I saw a version of the main image on Splitcoaststampers and decided to try it.

I stamped in Versamark on Confetti Ivory and embossed with clear EP.  I then sponged 2-3 fall colors over the leaves and wiped dry.  The bird is just stamped on paper and popped up.   The layout I saw on Artfeltimpression...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Simple Snowflake

The Big Shot snowflake diecut and the hand held punch snowflake...with a 1 inch strip of glitter paper...quick, simple and elegant...just think of the color options!

Monday, October 15, 2012

You know you're getting old when... start making 'milestone' cards for your friends!  This card is for my friends' the monochromatic color...the layout is also one of my top 5 faves!

Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Layout...

See what a great layout this is?!

And super simple!  Decided not to use a sentiment...

Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Friday, October 12, 2012

Same layout...but girly!

I used the same layout to make some pretty plain and get well can adjust the size of the circle to fit your image...used pearls instead of brads to anchor the strips of D/S paper...

Pear Pizzaz, Marina Mist, Concord Crush, Whisper White

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I loved this layout so much, that when I was asked to make a 65th birthday card for my friend's uncle, I knew exactly what I wanted to do....

The strips are 1/2 in can butt them up together or leave a sliver of space between them...I used the 1 inch square punch to make the 'tails'...this time I also add 3 brads to anchor the strips to the card...the small piece of ribbon is a tiny scrap folded in half...

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

45 down...30 to go!

I vowed last December to make a few Christmas cards every month (starting January!) so that when it came to the week I have to send out holiday cards, I would be so stressed trying to make 75 cards!

I'm proud to say that I have about 45 cards made!  So the last 30 don't seem too overwhelming!

Here's one that I love! The new reindeer...with a tiny orna,ent hanging from his the layout as well...great card for scraps of D/S paper!

Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I just couldn't resist!  I had this small piece of striped paper just sitting on my desk....what better way to use it than this layout?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Striped birthday

I needed some male birthday cards, and this is a great go-to card.  It's great for males or females (I did this originally in girly colors) young and old...

This is a CASE from the demo mag Stampin' Success...

On one of the cards, I added a scallop along the bottom of the center piece...I like it either way!

Bliss Blue, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla, D/S paper pack, Island Indigo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Absolute CASE

Totally CASEd this from Diana Gibbs...color and all!  Just changed the hardware, as I didn't have the one she used...I love the look of the little flags/banners on cards these days!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mature Anniversary

My friend, Kim, needed an Anniversary card for her parents...I wanted something sophisticated and pretty...

Always (stamp set) Teeny Tiny Wishes

Peach Parfait, Basic Gray, Blush Blossom

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

40th birthday

My friend, Kim, commissioned me to make some cards for her family and's the first female 40th...I love the small pack of D/S's so versatile!  Great for male cards. female cards and even Christmas!
Number Birthday card

Monday, October 1, 2012

Doesn't always translate...

I saw this layout, done for Valentine's Day (with cupid and hearts)...and I thought I would give it a try with butterflies....not sure it came out in a good way...I do, however, River Rock and Basic Black together....

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Pink and tasty....

I wanted to revisit this it can be so versatile with the right stamp set...there are a lot of "line" stamp sets...and these tasty desserts come from the retired Hostess set "Birthday Bakery"..just a 2 color card, with a little bling!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Simple Butterflies

I love, love, love this set (Papillion Potpourri)...the patterned stamp is from Pendant In the old stand-by, Soft Suede...

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bright Birthday

Needed a card for a young lady (she's 9...) and didn't want it to be too girly or young...saw this layout in subtle colors and decided to try it in brights...IT IS BRIGHT!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sunflower birthday

Even though this set is not in the main catty, it's starting to rub on's very versatile!  Love the layout...want to try it with a few different stamp sets!

More Mustard, Early Expresso, Very Vanilla

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Holiday Cheers!

I just love this set!  And the layout!

Popped up the glass and the holly...Love the rounded corners!

Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Ad nauseum

As usual, once I find a nice layout, I have to try it with several's the same layout as the Sahara Sand daisy card, but with a holiday twist.  I stamped the cocktail 2x, trimming and popping up the main part of the glass...the holiday paper is retired from last year...I would have liked a skinny ribbon, but this was all I had that matched...