Friday, April 28, 2017

Gone Fishin'

Isn't this a cute card?  The image is from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp set, Gone Fishin'.  The image was colored in using alcohol markers.  The sentiment on this card is from the Lawn Fawn set,
Fintastic Friends.  Not only would this make a cute birthday card, it would also be great for Father's Day or retirement.  That background paper is from the Regals Retired DSP stack from a few years ago~~that favorite pattern of mine!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 27, 2017


A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video from Peggy Jo at Pink Ink Classroom Channel.  She has been releasing videos on using colored pencils and I have been watching them as they are released.  Since I like beach scenes, Peggy Jo's video on creating sunshine behind a scenic image caught my attention.  Out came my Prisma Colored pencils and Pink Ink Stamps and I started my sunshine background.  Well, I started it a few times and the sunshine and sky never looked anything like Peggy Jo's!  So I wanted to show you the closest I came to putting a sunshine in my sky that wasn't a die cut!!   I need a lot more practice to get it right and good so until then I will use die cuts or Clarity brushes!   Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stylish Stems

Today's card was really quick and easy to make. I used the Stylish Stems framelits to create the flower and stem on this card.  The Calypso Coral looks nice and crisp against the white.  The strip of DSP is from  a retired DSP stack from a few years ago.  I really liked the little polka dot design in those stacks.  I am sorry to see the 12 x 12 DSP color stacks retiring.  But again, there are some new things in the Annual Catalog that I look forward to ordering.   Have a great day!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Paw-some Birthday

Today I have a fun card to share.  I used Taylored Expressions' Paw-some stamp set for both the image and the sentiment.  The image was colored with Spectrum Noir markers after being stamped in Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The white layer was created using one of Avery Elle's Wonky Frames die which was color-brushed prior to die-cutting the white cardstock.  I hope the special boy I made this card for enjoys it as much as I enjoyed creating it!  Have a great day!

Friday, April 21, 2017


Happy Friday!  Today's card was created using some of my most used products since I became a Stampin' Up demonstrator.  You all know I like butterflies.  Well the time has come for the Papillon Potpourri  stamp set to retire.  Not only that, but the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches are retiring, too!  So today's card is made using those items and the banner thinlet that is in the retiring Gift Card Envelope & Trim Thinlets set.  The good thing is that the new catalog has a number of new items that caught my eye!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

B Day Card

The idea for today's card came from a Lawn Fawn post of a shaker card.  Mine is not a shaker card, but I liked the design of their card.  The paper is Botanical Gardens DSP which retired last year or longer ago.  I adhered that paper to a Soft Sky card base and then started die-cutting letters.  I used the retired Little Letters Thinlets, lining up the letters on white cardstock.  I temporarily taped them down as I rolled the cardstock thru the Big Shot.  After adhering the white cardstock to the DSP, I added the interior pieces of the letters and a Pool Party star-shaped adhesive embellishment.  The "happy" and "to you" are words from the retiring Crazy About You stamp set.  (I am sorry to see this set go!)  After the card was complete, I asked myself, "Why didn't you just die cut the letters from the DSP and adhere them to the white cardstock?"  I didn't have an answer.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Retiring Color

Today I have created a card using one of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors, Watermelon Wonder.  I paired that color with Pool Party cardstock and the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper that is retiring. I purchased the paper a while ago, but never used it until yesterday!  Since I never purchased the Cool Treats stamp set, I needed a "cool" image.  I used a penguin image from the My Favorite Things stamp set, Penguins In Paradise.  I colored him in using alcohol markers and adhered him to the cardstock on a piece of craft foam which I also die cut with the penguin die.  The good thing is that the Cool Treats stamp set carried over, so I still have another year to purchase it!!!   To finish the card, I added a balloon brushed with Wink of Stella clear glitter. The sentiment  is from a  long-retired set and punched with the retired Washi Tape punch.   Have a great day!