Monday, July 16, 2018

Ice Cream Day

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day and I had the perfect card.  It really is a quick and simple card.  I used Avery Elle's Sweetest stamp set for both the images and the sentiment.  After stamping and embossing the images, I used alcohol markers to color them.  My Scan N Cut quickly cut them out for me. This card would have been cute even if there was only one ice cream treat on it!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 13, 2018


I am finishing up the week with another tropical card.  But today's card has neither flowers nor pineapples!  Instead, it is a cute card with a cute dolphin and little crab.  The little ocean creatures are
 images from Sunny Studio Stamps' Oceans of Joy.  The word "SMILE" is a die which I received as a gift from MFT Stamps.  I used coordinating papers for the background and the word.  I used a border punch to add a little interest, punched out of the same paper as the word was cut.

On another note, Sheryl's birthday is Saturday, not today!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Birthday Pineapple

In keeping with the tropical theme, today's card was made for my friend, Sheryl, who celebrates her birthday tomorrow.  She made me a delicious cake with pineapple frosting for my birthday.  A pineapple card would be the perfect thank you/happy birthday card for her.  The images and sentiment are from RG Studio 360's So Sweet.  Happy Birthday, Sheryl!  Hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Hibiscus Thinking of You

This is turning into a week of tropical cards!  Today's card was created using RG Studio 360's new digital stamp set, So Fab.  After printing and coloring the images, I put that page into the Scan N Cut and I used two of those images for this card.  After putting the card together, I added the twine and SU rhinestones that I colored using one of the same alcohol markers.  RG is coming up with some nice stamp sets.  And then so is My Favorite Things!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Flamingo Shaker

One of the get well cards I made for Jenny was this tropical shaker card.  The flamingos, flowers and leaves are from Sunny Studio Stamps' Tropical Paradise set.  Making shaker cards using the adhesive foam strips from Stampin' Up makes it much easier to create the shaker.  Just remember to brush the inside rim of the adhesive strip with embossing powder.  This will stop the sequins from sticking to the circle rather than shaking around.  The sentiment is from Pretty Pink Posh. The green stitched circle was created using My Favorite Things' Wonky Stitched Circle STAX dies.   Fun card to make!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gift For Jenny

Jenny had surgery last week and Syd stayed with us for a few days.  While she was here, she worked on a "DIY" gift for her Mom.  I had a really nice box that I purchased from Close To My Heart years ago.  When the boxes were discontinued, I purchased a few extra.  Syd decorated one of the boxes using flamingo paper I had (Close To My Heart, too) and cardstock.  She did all the measuring, cutting and decorating for the box.  (Jen likes flamingos so the paper was perfect.)

Inside the box, are ready to assemble thank you cards.  I stamped and embossed parrots from Clearly Besotted's Some Birdie Loves You and flamingos from  Clearly Besotted's Fluffy Flamingos.         . Syd colored them all using alcohol markers.  She stamped and cut thank you circles and added embellishments to each card pack.
To complete the make your own thank you notes gift, she added twine, glue pen and really cute Scratch 'n Sniff ice cream treat postage stamps.  When Jen is up to it, she has all the pieces to create hand-made thank you card.  And when the box is empty, I am not sure who is going to get it!!!!  Have a great day!

Friday, July 6, 2018

So Sweet

Today's card was created using another RG Studio 360 digital stamp set, So Sweet.  After cutting out the images, I colored them with alcohol markers.  This was another of those fun cards to create.  I did "practice" coloring the pineapple a few times before the one on this card!  Have a great weekend and enjoy today's weather!