Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Watercolor DSP

One of the items in the new annual catalog that I especially like is the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper collection.  Today's pattern has a watercolor look to it and the colors are beautiful.  What I find interesting is that I matched the DSP to the old In Color, Crisp Cantaloupe.  It matches the paper perfectly.  And then I remembered that I had some retired Crisp Cantalope twine, too!  The rectangle frame was created using the Word Window Frames from My Favorite Things.  This die cuts out the frame and the inner piece.  I tried a white inner piece, but that was too bright.  So I quickly watercolored a piece of cardstock and when it dried, stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on that piece.  I know I say this often, but this card and the paper itself is much prettier in person!  Have a great day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Peekaboo Peach Daisies

Today's card is a cheerful card.  It isn't quite as bright as it looks here, but it is the pretty Peekaboo Peach ink and cardstock.  I used the new Daisy Delight stamp set and punch, stamping the daisy once and then turn the stamp for the second stamp on the background layer.  I then stamped the daisy image on Peekaboo Peach cardstock twice and used the coordinating punch to create the dimensional flower.  The tag and sentiment are from the Wood Words stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I am sure I know someone who would appreciate a bright and cheerful thank you card.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Rustic Crate

Today's crate is more masculine and rustic than yesterday's vintage crate.  For this crate I used paper from the new DSP stack, Wood Textures.  This 6 x 6 stack includes four each of 12 double sided designs.  Each crate takes two of the sheets which means you can get 24 crates out of the stack.  Again, I used a tag from the framelits for the sentiment which is from the Wood Words stamp set.  And then there is the copper ribbon.  It is only 1/4" wide, but look what happens when you stretch it out a bit!  This is going to be the Father's Day favor at my house this year!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pretty Crate

One of the new items in the annual catalog is the Wood Crate framelit set which I used for this little crate.  For the crate, I used Crumb Cake cardstock and Tip Top Taupe ink.  I stamped the crate before putting it together.  Then I made three pretty 3x3 cards with matching envelopes to put into the crate.  The flower image and a couple of the sentiments are from the coordinating stamp set, Wood World.   I have seen a few cute crate ideas and am sure there will be many more once the annual catalog goes live.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Enjoy Your Day Cabanas

Avery Elle released new stamps and dies last week and when I saw the Beside The Sea stamp set I new it was a must have for me.  I ordered it on May 11th and it was in my mailbox on May 13th!  Needless to say, I went down to my scraproom and immediately created today's card.  I colored the cabanas and pail with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used Soft Sky for the card base and a piece of Grapesicle cardstock from MFT Stamps (matched the purple on the cabanas almost perfectly) for a layer between the base and top layer.  This was a fun and enjoyable card to make.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New In Colors

I usually purchase the five new In Color ink pads, paper and markers.  This year, I decided to hold off on purchasing all of the items as only one In Color called my name~~Berry Burst.  When my package of new items arrived, I was able to see the new In Colors and Berry Burst is still my favorite.  I made today's card using the Berry Burst cardstock, ribbon and ink together with the Daisy Delight stamp set.  Now that I have the cardstock, I am liking Tranquil Tide.  Lemon Lime Twist might be a little bright but that color could be a nice accent color.  I am including a little sample of the five new In Colors.  I will be interested in seeing what you think of them when we get together next.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Favors

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday and hope you did, too.  Not only were we celebrating Mother's Day, we were also celebrating May birthdays.  Once again I choose to use the 2x8 plastic bags Stampin' Up sells and Hershey Nuggets.  All the candies were wrapped in paper from Lawn Fawn (originally used for Easter) and then slipped into the little bags.  The cute tags are from Stampin' Up's new Wood Crate Framelits set~~a very cute die and stamp set! 

And speaking of cute, this is the birthday cake Sydney made for her Mommy and Aunt Ida.  It is a little brown dog digging into the dirt!  The dog and bone were made using marshmallow rice crispy treats.  She did this by herself and even cleaned up the kitchen when she was done.  I know I say this often, but I do have the best family and friends.  Have a great day! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Another Chair Card

Once again I am using the Colorful Seasons stamp set~~because of the sling chair.  It is the same card I posted yesterday but something a little more masculine.  I used Marina Mist and Crumb Cake ink; sentiment is from Butterfly Basics; and the sea grass is a miscellaneous stamp in my collection.  The chair stamp is a two-step image.  I added the diagonal stripped layer as I thought it added to the masculine feel.  Have a great weekend and find yourself  little stampin' time!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Make Me Smile

I think today's card is very, very pretty.  The adirondack chair is from Stampin' Up's new Seasonal Layers Thinlets.  This set coordinates with the Colorful Seasons stamp set  which includes the sentiment on today's card.  The idea for this card came from Pinterest~~no surprise!  Anyway, I made a circle stencil and sponged Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz into that circle.  The sea oats image is from the Wetlands stamp set, a set that is retiring.  The adirondack chair is double layered and probably would look even better triple layered since it kind of blends in with the sponged background. The card is so simple yet so pretty that it didn't need any ribbon, sequins or anything else.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What would I do without my scallop corner punch?  No matter what I stamp, that punch just adds the right amount of elegance to any card.  Today's card was creating using the Watercolored Anemones stamp set from WPlus9.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Mint Macaron for the leaves, together with Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment is from Amuse Stamps which is no longer in business.  This sentiment is in such a pretty font~~perfect for wishing someone a Happy Mother's Day.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pink and Yellow Mother's Day


This week I will be posting some Mother's Day I made for the special Moms in my life.  Today's card is for my mother-in-law.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ink.  Once the paper was covered I dried it with my heat gun and then die cut the frame using the Avery Elle Wonky Frames die.  I did not want the entire piece of watercolored paper on the card, so I used a rectangular framelit to cut it out.  With that center piece, I die cut the letters from Stampin' Up's Little Letters framelits.  I also used that watercolored center piece to punch/diecut the pretty butterflies.  The sentiment is from a retired SU set.  To complete the card, I added a few rhinestones which I colored with alcohol markers.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jen's Birthday

We celebrated Jenny's birthday this weekend.  It seems like not too long ago she was a little girl.  Sunny Studio Stamps' A Bird's Life stamp set and coordinating dies were used to create Jen's birthday card.   Jen's favorite color is purple and my Copic markers had some great choices of purples.  After coloring all the images and die-cutting them, I die cut the top layer of the card using a Gina Marie Designs decorative die.  I added light clouds using a sponge, ink and a scrap of cardstock that had little curvy edges.  I then added all the pieces.  The white layer on the inside of the card was also die cut using the same Gina Marie die.  The little bluebirds of happiness are bringing Jen a year filled with happiness and good things.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tea Pot Pop-up Card

My friend, Cherie, came over yesterday for a play-date and brought along some of her new stamping purchases.  Most of the time we talked, but we put our heads together to create today's card.  Both the stamp set and dies are from My Favorite Things.  The Cup of Tea stamp set is mostly sentiments while the tea pot, cups and teabags are die cuts with no stamped images. My first thought was that the tea pot needed to be diecut using pattern paper.  Nothing looked that great until I pulled out that vintage stack of paper I had purchased a couple of years ago and used on previous cards.  (The coloring in the photos is not doing this card justice.) We agreed that it made the perfect tea pot and accessories.  The great thing about this card is when you open it, up pops the
cups! Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Birthday Ice Cream

The Cool Treats stamp set by Stampin' Up has a variety of ice cream cones and ice cream bars.  But since I already have a couple ice cream sets, I just can't justify purchasing SU's set.  Today's card was created using Sunny Studio's Sweet Shoppe stamp set.  The "happy" is a My Favorite Things die and "birthday" is from Stampin' Up's Endless Birthday Wishes.  I added little dots on the ice cream and then added a variety of sequins to the card.  To add a little texture to the white layer, I used my score tool and made a 1/4 inch border.  I turned the cardstock over so that the front of the card would be embossed instead of debossed.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Meet Piper!

Jen and Syd added a new little critter to their zoo.  Her name is Piper and she is a cute, little chinchilla.  I knew nothing about chinchillas until Piper arrived! They are nocturnal and Jen said Piper must have partied all night!   The hay was all over Jen's table in her office and the food was all gone--eaten and not thrown out of the cage!!  In the picture, she looks like a little stuffed animal. Right now she is only 2 months old.  It will be very interesting watching this little thing grow.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gingham Butterfly

This truly is a clean and simple card!  I saw a similar card on Pinterest and since I had checked paper from My Favorite Things, out came a butterfly punch.  This butterfly punch was retired long ago but with simple rounded edges, the shape worked well with the paper.  I added antennae from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and a couple of pearls.  This is another card that can be used for any occasion.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome To The World

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the baby shower for Jenny's sister-in-law and brother-in-law/Syd's aunt and uncle.  The Grandma-to-be did a great job on arranging everything.  The daddy (her son) is a pilot and he and the mommy travel often to Europe.  So the theme was "Welcome To The World Baby M".  I am posting a photo of the favors we made.  The cute plane is from a Lawn Fawn set; the sun and cloud from Wplus9; and the heart from a SU set.  Jenny found the map paper at Hobby Lobby.  Baby showers are always so full of happiness.  There was a baby at the shower and his little noises added to the "baby" atmosphere!   Have a great day!

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

Sunshine

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

Butterflies

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!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Retiring Too Soon!

Stampin' Up's retired list is out and a number of my favorites are on the list.  So this week I will be posting cards using some of my retiring favorites, beginning with the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I trimmed the white cardstock using the vine of leaves framelit. After die cutting the flower, I sponged it lightly and layered it on a couple of the ferns on Peekaboo Peach cardstock.  This is a set of framelits I will be keeping!   The sentiment is from another discontinued item, the Wetlands stamp set.  I have found myself reaching for the Wetlands stamp set quite often, especially when I was looking for a sentiment in a pretty font.  I created some pretty and serene cards using this stamp set.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Lawn Fawn's fancy scallop box die

I hope everyone had a blessed and joyful Easter.  We surely did, celebrating Easter with Mark's family and ours.  We truly are blessed that both families enjoy spending holidays together.

After all the enjoyment I got out of making Easter cards and favors, I was trying to figure out what to create now!  So while I ponder that, today I am going to post a pic of the cute Easter favors I made.  I used Lawn Fawn's Fancy Box die for the boxes and Lawn Fawn's Pretty Plaid Rainbow paper.  I tied various ribbons around the boxes which were filled with Easter candy and attached a decorative egg.  (The eggs were made with Lawn Fawn's Happy Hatchling dies.)  I thought the favors looked really cute.  That was until we sat down for dinner and Syd wondered why the chicks didn't have beaks!!!  I couldn't believe I forgot to put the beaks on the chicks!!! Good thing that even without beaks, the little chicks are still cute!  Have a great day!  

Friday, April 14, 2017

My Favorite

This year I enjoyed creating all of the Easter cards that I have posted.  But today's card is my favorite!  Once again, the image is from Wild Rose Studio's Easter Bunny stamp.  I colored with Copic markers after stamping and heat embossing the image.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Springtime Critters, layered using Stampin' Up's oval and scalloped oval punches.  The scalloped decorative corner punch added elegance to this card.  Have a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Easter. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Pretty Plaid

I think the plaid paper on this card is just so pretty!  It is from Lawn Fawn's Perfectly Plaid collection,  This particular pattern is called "Lollipop".  I made this card especially for Sydney as she thought this image from Simon Says Springtime Critters was so cute.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.  As for the little eggs being the same color as the pail, I scribbled on white cardstock using the same markers and then stamped the eggs over the scribbles and die cut them. Both the white and the Lavendar Lace cardstock were die cut using Stampin' Up's Layering Squares. Have a great  day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

From Decor To Card

Another cute Easter card.  This time I used Lawn Fawn's Eggstra Special Easter stamp set for the sentiment and their Happy Hatchlings die set for the chick. I got the inspiration for this card when I was in Joann's.  The inspiration was in the Easter décor department.  The minute I saw it, I thought of how cute a card would be! I took a pic of the décor which is on the left.  On the right is the card I created!  (I should have put in a strip of yellow.)  Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cute Little Bunny

Wild Rose Studio has some really cute and pretty stamps.  The image on today's card is their Easter Bunny stamp.  After stamping the image in Versafine black ink, it was heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color it.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Springtime Critters.  The colored image was adhered to Lavendar Lace cardstock.  The Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Rectangul die was used for a white layer that was adhered to a white card base.  Have a great day!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Easter Match Box



Yesterday was Cricut Sunday and pictured were this month's favors.  I used a die I have not used in ages~~the Sizzix Match Box die.  It was one of the first dies I purchased when I joined Stampin' Up!  I used it often and after a while, newer dies took its place. After filling the little box with chocolates, I wrapped it with a ribbon, adding an "egg" tag to the ribbon. The eggs were created using Lawn Fawn's Happy Hatchling dies.  The pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn, too.  I was busy this weekend making Easter Favors and finishing Easter cards.  I think this week's posts will all be Easter related.  Have a great day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Easter Eggs

Today's card is fun and colorful.  This Easter card was created using the Sale-a-bration set, Hey Chick.  I drew a light pencil line across the white cardstock and lined up the eggs on that line.  Once the eggs were stamped, I erased the pencil line and colored in the eggs with Spectrum Noir markers.  After stamping the sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, I then wrapped the white cardstock with Bermuda Bay twine.  The white cardstock is layered on a retired Green Galore card base.  Have a great weekend.  Enjoy the Spring weather and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Candy Bar Favors

Favors from last Easter, these are cute candy bar holders that my friend, Cherie, taught me how to make.  The favor started with a Dove Dark Chocolate candy bar. After wrapping the candy bar in  pastel paper, it was time for the wrapper.  The wrapper is 2" wide x 12" long.  Each end of the strip of paper for the wrapper was punched with the Scallop Tag Topper punch.  The candy bar was set in the middle of the paper, the ends brought up and ribbon run thru the little holes.  I added a scallop square tag decorated with a little chick from Lawn Fawn's Chirpy, Chirpy, Chirp stamp set and coordinating die and tied a little bow.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lots of Peeps!

Today's cards are cards I made last Easter.  I basically just followed the samples that came with the Simon Says Stamp Kit I purchased.  I rarely buy kits, but this particular kit had pretty paper and cardstock colors and the very cute stamp set, My Kind of Peeps, with coordinating dies. I recently found this set on Ebay (brand new stamp and coordinating dies) and yesterday the winning bid was $265.00!!!  I knew the set was extremely cute, but had no idea it would sell for that amount of money!  My sister and I always bought Peeps for each other and then for Jenny and Matt.  I don't think we liked the Peeps as much as we liked surprising each other with the first Peeps of the season.  And when Jen and Matt came along, my brother, Danny, showed them how to heat them up in the microwave! Peeps bring back fond memories.  I had the best sister and I have two great brothers.  Have a great day! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Peep In The Window

As I was making today's Easter card, I realized that last year I made a few Easter cards, but I never posted them.  So this week I will be posting old and new Easter cards/favors.  I so liked Simon Says Stamp's My Kind of Peep from last Easter, that I used it again for today's card!   I know I have a few new stamp sets and dies, but the little Peeps are just so cute! I created the window using one of SU's layering circles and then put two framelits together to create the frame around the circular window. One of my older reliable stamp sets, Teeny Tiny Wishes, once again came in handy.  I have a few Easter stamps, but two of them do not have the "E" in Easter capitalized and I just have a thing that Easter should always have an upper case "E"!  Have a great day!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekend With Sydney

Sydney and I got to spend some time together this weekend before her Spring Break ends.  We were mostly down in the scrap room working on a variety of things.  We worked on baby shower favors for Sydney's Aunt Ida.   She die cut 50  airplanes after I stamped them.  She then started to fill in a Swatch Booklet that I purchased to keep track of my Copic marker colors.  She probably filled in about half of my colors. And then, like Grandma Gay, she got side-tracked!!!  She wanted to make a card for her Grandmum as she recovers from surgery.  So I introduced Sydney to creating a background using Distress Inks and Clarity brushes.  She practiced on a small piece of cardstock and then went to work on her card.  The images and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn stamp sets and coordinating dies.  Since she was going to be seeing Grandmum, I made a card for Grandmum, too.  For my card I used a Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn and the Nature Birdhouse die from Gina Marie Designs.  By the time we were done, it was time for a snack~~brownie topped with ice cream!  Thanks for the fun weekend and all of your help, Sydney. (And thank you Jenny for bringing her out and picking her up!)  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Thank You Wreath

Happy Friday!  Today's card is one that I actually made!  After the past week of posting great creations by others, I am ending the week with a card of my own.  Both the image and sentiment are from the Circle of Spring stamp set.  After stamping the image in black Versafine ink, I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder.  I used Spectrum Noir markers to color the wreath.  Retired DSP and a few sequins complete the card.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Nancy's Easter Chicks

Another card from my friend, Nancy, today's card is so darn cute!  She used Stampin' Up's owl punch for the chicks and even the egg!  Nancy stamped the grass and foliage and added the pretty yellow flowers to match the chicks!  So, so cute!  Thanks, Nancy, for sharing!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Little Easter Milk Carton Favors

Today I am sharing Kathy Z's pretty Easter favors. After stamping the bunny image from Stampin' Up's Little Bit of Spring, Kathy used Aqua Pens and ink to color in the images.  Various sizes and coordinating ovals were die cut using the Oval Framelits.  Kathy made 80 of these favors!!!!  Such a nice Mom and Grandma. 

I surely do hang around with very talented ladies and that is to say nothing of their great senses of humor!!!!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pretty Plaid Favors

I try to make a little favor for the girls each month for Cricut Sunday.  This week's favor was created after I watched a video I saw by Pootles, a Stampin' Up demonstrator. Inside this little package is a Biscoff cookie.  When I saw Pootles make  a favor using individually wrapped Biscoff cookies, I had to try making them.   Of course, I first had to find individually wrapped cookies which I did~~at Walmart.com.  The pretty plaid paper is from Lawn Fawn and the ribbon is mostly from Michael's.   For the butterflies I used watercolored Shimmery White cardstock that I just punched and to which I added a pearl.  Have a great day!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sympathy Card by Nancy

Hope everyone had a good weekend.  I did and to make it even better, it was Cricut Sunday yesterday.  Only one of the girls worked on her Cricut.  The rest of us worked on other things.  Maybe we should change the name--lol!!!   Nancy was putting together the elements of this sympathy card she created.  It was so pretty I had to take a pic and post it.  After die cutting an oval in the center of  retired Designer Series Paper, Nancy stamped the sentiment on white paper, framing the sentiment in that oval frame.  Nancy had stamped and embossed the white outlined flowers on Vellum and die cut them. You cannot see it on this picture, but the embossed lines were sparkly, too. She also die cut the leaves which she then sponged around the edges.  After adhering the leaves and the Vellum flowers to the card she added little pearls.   This is a very pretty and elegant sympathy card.  Thanks for sharing, Nancy.   Have a great day!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bunny In A Pail

Starting the day with a cute Easter card.  The images are from Simon Says Stamp's Springtime Critters set.  I colored the images with Copic markers.  The plaid paper perfectly matched Stampin' Up's retired Strawberry Slush cardstock.  I used Avery Elle's Wonky frames for two of the layers.  And then Strawberry Slush butterflies filled in the white space.   Enjoy the warm Spring day  today!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pretty Birthday Wishes

Today's card was created using the Avant Garden stamp set, a Sale-a-bration freebie.I used Stampin' Up's Many Marveous markers to color directly on the stamp.  I used Old Olive for the stem and leaves and Elegant Eggplant for the flowers.  After stamping the image, I then used Pear Pizazz  and Wisteria Wonder to fill in the stem, leaves and flowers.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  The embossing folder I used is not an SU product, but it is very pretty and I have used it in the past.  The Elegrant Eggplant Baker's twine is a pretty accent.  Have a great day!