Tuesday, June 27, 2017

My Birthday

Today is my birthday and I have received many pretty handmade cards.  So this week, I will be sharing some of those beautiful cards.  Today, I am sharing a pretty card and the prettiest little cake~~both from my friend, Cherie.  The card and cake were created using My Favorite Things' stamp and die sets, BB Mermazing.  I have been telling myself I do not need that stamp set since it was released.  Now I need it!  I don't know which I like more~~the card or the cake!  Have a great day!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Another Ellie Card

Since the WPlus 9 stamp set, Unforgettable, was still on my counter from the other day, I used the little elephant again.  I watched a Jennifer McGuire video on different ways to use dies earlier that day.  So, I tried one of the ways on today's card.  I placed the elephant die on the white layer just where I wanted it and ran it thru the Big Shot, leaving a negative space on the white layer.  I then stamped and colored another elephant on a piece of white cardstock a little larger than the negative opening, adhering that to the red card base.  After stamping the sentiment, I used strips of foam tape to adhere the white layer in just the right place on the red card base so the colored elephant would show thru that negative space.  Punched stars, a little balloon and sentiment were added to complete another cute card!  Have a great day.

Friday, June 23, 2017


Last week a few friends were here and we were coloring.  One of the things everyone colored was the cute little elephant from the WPlus9 set, Unforgettable.  (Ellie is so cute!)  We used Spectrum Noir markers and then added a little color to the white card base using a Clarity Brush and Distress Ink.  Both Ellie and the balloon were die cut using coordinating dies.  (The thing to remember is that if you stamp directly on the card base and color the image with alcohol ink, then the ink will show on the back side.)  The note card used for this card  measures 5" x 3-1/2" and a pack of 20 envelopes/cards is only $6.00.  Even though they are smaller, they meet size requirements of the U.S. Post Office using standard postage.  Sequins and twine complete the card.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Swan Family

Another camp card for Sydney.  I used Stampin' Up's Swan Lake stamp set.  The images are colored with alcohol markers. The stamped layer was adhered to the pretty cardstock that was die cut using a Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die. Another die I used is from My Favorite Things' Rectangle Word Window Frames.  The set consists of three sizes of frames.  Each die cuts the center and the outer rectangles.  I cut the word window twice~~once in Pool Party and the other in white (after I stamped the sentiment).  I am sure Syd will smile when she opens this mail.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Just Lovely

Earlier this month I posted a card created with the Designer Series Paper, Whole Lot of Lovely.  I used the same paper for today's card and in keeping with the quick and easy cards I have been posting lately, today's card definitely fits in that category.  I adhered a piece of retired DSP to the black card base.  To that I adhered a piece of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP which was mounted on a piece of craft foam.  The sentiment is from the retired Wetlands set, stamped on white cardstock and layered on black.  I spent the most time cutting out a little flower for the inside of the card! Today's card may be quick and easy, but it is very pretty!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Camp Time!

This week Sydney is off to the Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp down in Rolla, Missouri.  This will be her fourth year attending this camp and she loves it.  Here she is with Snickers (an alpaca).  Since she is there for a week, we each send her with "mail" for two of the days.  That way, she has something to open each day without getting too much mail. 

Today's card was created after seeing something similar on Pinterest.  I used distress inks for the background.  The WPlus 9 Sending Sunshine stamp set and coordinating die were used.   After stamping "sunshine" on white cardstock,  I die cut the word three times, layering them so the word stands out a bit. Before adhering the word, I stamped "hello".  I adhered the white layer on a piece of orange polka cardstock that I had left over from Amuse~~a company that shut down a couple of years ago.  A Green Galore card base and pretty sequins complete this summery card.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dad's Day

This is the card I made for John for Father's Day.  With a Smokey Slate card base, the Basic Gray cardstock layer was die cut using a die from Gina Marie Designs.  The card was a little too plain so I used my score tool to create the embossed lines around the edges.  After adding the sentiment, stamped on Smokey Slate, I added the two Candy Dots that are now retired.  I really like those dots and I wish I would have stock piled more than I did.  Have a great day!