Friday, March 23, 2018

Same Image, Two Designs

My friend, Dawn, was over Wednesday afternoon.  She brought stamped and embossed images~~some for her, some for me~~to cut on the Scan N Cut.  Yesterday we both used the same image, each of us at our own house.  It just so happened that she texted me a pic of her Calla Lily card as I was finishing up my card. This particular image is from Stampin' Up's retired stamp set, Long Stem Flowers.  We both colored the flowers and embossed some of the cardstock used and that is where the similarities end.  Dawn doubled up on the flowers, added twine and embellished with pretty pearls.   I left mine very plain using a sentiment from the retired SU set, Wonderful Words. We made two pretty cards, if I say so myself!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

Today's cards are quite easy to create.  The image and sentiments are from Stampin' Up's Heartfelt Blooms Sale-a-bration set.  The color combination for the first card is Tip Top Taupe and Pink Pirouette.  The image on the next card was stamped with Smokey Slate ink and the sentiment with Basic Gray ink.  I know the card color isn't showing that well, but I really like the card and that Smokey Slate gingham checked ribbon (which looks like it has a little stain on it, but doesn't).  This stamp set would make a pretty assortment of cards to give as a gift.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Birthday Flowers

Over the weekend a few friends came over to play with paper and ink. Paula brought the Birthday Blooms stamp set by Stampin' Up.  I have had that set marked in the catalog since the catalog first came out almost a year ago, but found other things to purchase.  So I was rather happy that Paula shared!  Once the image was stamped and embossed, I just had to cut the flower image on the Scan N Cut.  And again, the perfect cut!  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the image.  Before adhering the image to the card, I splattered a few ink drops on the white cardstock and added a little silver thread.  Once the sentiment was stamped and the card was put together, it needed a little bling.  Out came the rhinestones and a pink alcohol marker to color the rhinestones.  They were the perfect finishing touch.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Party On Balloons

Last week I posted a card using Richard Garay's digital stamp set, Party On.  Today's card is another using the same set.  After putting the card together, it reminded me of a Disney card,  The colors are just so Mickey and Minnie Mouse.  The sentiment is another from Pretty Pink Posh.   I left a few open white spaces on the card as I just might add a couple little Mickey icons to bring Mickey into the design.  Have a great day!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

The image on today's card was found on Pinterest as a stamp image.  I printed it out, colored it with alcohol markers and designed the card around it.  I used two pattern papers and a white card base.  It took a little while to color but it was a rather easy card to make.  I hope you all have a great St. Patrick's Day and weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Five Little Candles

Using up some of my retired supplies a little at a time.  Today's card was created using Bermuda Bay retired Designer Series Paper and Baker's Twine and current Bermuda Bay cardstock for the card base.  The candles were colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.  The five little candles and the sentiment are included in Richard Garay's digital download, Party On.  This digital download was $10 and I received a PDF file that is downloaded on my computer.   The file includes six images and 5 sentiments.  He creates his downloads to work with electronic die cutting machines.  I will let you know how that works!!  You will see more cards created with this digital set in the future.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


I started out making a card I watched Richard Garay create but it changed a bit along the way.  Richard was with Stampin' Up many years ago and then was the main person at Fun Stampers Journey.  There were some problems/issues there and since then he has started his own company.  I watched one of his videos and liked the layout of the card he was showing.  So I worked on recreating his card.  The sprinkling can filled with flowers and the sentiment are his.  The little bunny is from Lawn Fawn.  The images were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  Definitely a fun card to make! Have a great day!