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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Goodbye Miss Mia

It has been difficult to post on my blog since the loss of my sweet little Mia, the little heartbeat of my life for the last 15 1/2 years.

Mia Madison May Guthrie
06-23-03 - 01-14-19

I miss this little sweetheart every single day, my little shadow, snuggle buddy, best friend.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Velvety Snowflake Thank You Packets

Every month for my Workshop Groups, I make a little thank you gift for attending.   One of these packets contains a "Ticket" for a free gift.  This month I made little folding packets with Craft Smith's Ice Crystals dsp and decorated them with the Stampin' Up White Velvet paper cut out with the Snowfall Thinlits Dies from the current Snowflake Showcase products.  The Snowflake Showcase exclusive products are only available for a limited time, November 1-30, while supplies last.  This set comes with 20 dies in numerous sizes and styles and will be the only Snowflake die set you will ever need.

Stampin' Up products used:

Snowfall Thinlits Dies
Silver Twine
Petal Palette Stamp and die
Jewels Basic Rhinestones

DSP:  Craft Smith; Ice Crystals

Paper is cut at 4 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Score down 4 1/2" side at 2" and 4"
Score down 6 1/4" side at 1 1/2" and 5 3/4"
Remove edges from the two ends of the 2 1/2" scored side leaving a 1/2" fold up flap for the bottom and a 1 1/2" fold over flap at the top.  Tape or glue the bottom and side flaps.  Wrap a piece 14" piece of silver twine around the length of the packet, add a tag and snowflake before tying a bow with the twine.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Feathers & Frost Peace & Joy to the World

Paper:  SU Very Vanilla card stock, Whisper White; Canson Watercolor

Ink:  Night of Navy, Momento, Blends and Vintage Photo

Dies:  Stitched Rectangles; SU Ovals, Frosted Bouquet, Beautiful Blizzard, Colorful Seasons and Tropical Chic

Stamps:  SU Feathers and Frost and Good Greetings

Brushed Birds

I used Brushed Birds by Papertrey Ink to make this fancy fold pop-up card.

The pop-up mechanism for this card was designed by Charlet Mallett.

Paper:  Thick Whisper White card stock base, and Whisper White to stamp the birds and flowers.  Sage Small Leaf dsp by Sandylion

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink, Brushed Birds. Stampin' Up, Ribbon of Courage and Banner Blast. Crafty Secrets.

Dies:  Stampin' Up Circles and Colorful Seasons.

Inks:  SU So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Papertrey Ink Scissor Keepers

For my sister.

For my granddaughter who loves bright colors.

For a crafty friend.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Papertrey Ink Felt Scissor Keepers

Smoky Shadow and Vintage Cream with touches of Pure Poppy and Simply Chartreuse
This Scissor Keeper was made for my friend Cheryl for her birthday. 

For my personal Scissor Keeper I chose Aqua Mist and Vintage Cream with touches of Harvest Gold and a light olive.  Tiny pearls were sewn into the center of each flower which were die cut with the Stampin' Up Bouquet Bunch Framelits dies.

Monday, September 24, 2018


This is for Split Coast Stampers CAS500 Milestones challenge:  Use gold or silver on a project to celebrate the Clean And Simple Challenge's milestone 500th Challenge.

All Stampin' Up products used:

Silver Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes
Floral Frames Stamp Set
Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
Elementary Elegance Stamp Set (Retired)
Foliage Frame Framelits
Coastal Cabana Ink Refill
Silver Foil Sheets
Vellum Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Subtle Embossing Folder
Watercolor Paper
White Embossing Powder
Glitter Enamel Dots
Jewels Basics Clear Rhinestones

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Frights & Delights Floating Ghost

My alternative for the September 2018 Paper Pumpkin "Frights & Delights" Kit.  This is a box card that folds flat.

4 1/4" x 8 1/2" Basic Black Card Stock, scored at 2", 4", 6" and 8", cut out a rectangle from the front of the box.
1/8" x 4" Basic Black scrap strip, glued to back of ghost and glued to both of the inner sides of the box to make it appear the ghost is floating in air.
Adhere one jack-o-lantern and one bat to the front.

I embossed the "BOO" from Stampin' Up retired set Creep It Real in white embossing powder on the inside back panel, and added a small piece of the fence die from the retired Halloween Scenes die set, behind the jack-o-lantern.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Double Slot Closure Butterfly Card

Closed card measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Stampin' Up Thick Whisper White card stock base, Share What You Love Specialty DSP, Rich Razzleberry card card stock Butterflies Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Whisper White Bold Butterfly, Classic Label Punch, All About Everything Stamp  (Special April 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit)

Mint Macaron card stock 4" x 5 1/4" for second layer

Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set, Crushed Curry Stampin' Pad, Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

First Frost Workshop Thank You Gifts - Stampin' Up

Every month I try to find a different little something to show my appreciation to the ladies who have joined my Workshop Groups.  This month I designed a little chewing gum package wrapper using the Stampin' Up First Frost Suite of products.

Frosted Floral Speciality DSP was cut to 3" x 3" squares, wrapped around the gum package and secured with glue dots.

The flower from the First Frost Stamp set was stamped after coloring the image with Stampin' Write Markers in Night of Navy and Blackberry Bliss then stamped onto Whisper White card stock, and cut out with the coordinating Frosted Bouquet die.

Using the Frosted Bouquet dies, I also cut out the leaf in Mossy Meadow, and the berry sprig in Whisper White.

I used the retired Tiny Tags stamp set and coordinating Jewel Tag punch for the sentiment and attached a Frosted Epoxy Droplet to the tag.

Merry Christmas To All Poinsettia Card - Stampin' Up

Stampin' Up: Reason For The Season, Watercolor Winter stamp sets, both retired.  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Gold Foil card stock, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Momento Black inks.  Merry Christmas To All stamp set and dies, Sprig punch, and Watercolor brush.  Gold Glitz Dazzling Details (retired).  Fussy cut flowers and leaves.

Dashing Deer - Stampin' Up

For my first card I used the following papers, inks and stamp sets:

Stampin' Up:  Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer dies, Santa's Sleigh wreath die, Eclectic Expressions stamp, Whisper White, Shaded Spruce, and Gold Foil card stock, Versamark ink with gold embossing powder, Shaded Spruce ink.  

"Peace" die is not SU.

Stampin' Up:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Call Me Clover card stock, Dashing Deer and Merry Christmas To All stamp set swith Detailed Deer dies, Corrugated Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Square Dies, Cherry Cobbler ribbon.  

Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow not SU.

Split Front Birthday Card

Split Front Birthday Card 

Stampin Up:  Gray Granite, Whisper White, Vellum, Flirty Flamingo, and So Saffron card stock.
Subtle Embossing Folder, Botanical Blooms dies, Birthday Banners stamp set, and Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes. 

Sizzix Branch with Leaves die, Spellbinders Edges die.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Paper Pumpkin August 2018 Blissful Blooms

My Alternative Cards assisted by the following Paper, Stamp and Die sets:

Blissful Blooms, Botanical Blooms, Blends, Swirly Scribbles, Silver Foil, Paper Doily, Jewels, 
Hello Sunshine (PP Feb. 2016)

Stitched All Around, Silver Foil, Jewels, Rich Razzleberry, Spellbinders

Blackberry Bliss, Watercolor Pencils, Nuvo Gilding Flakes, Black and Yellow Crystal Drops, 
Wishing You Well, fussy cutting.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sea of Textures Impossible Cards

Two versions of the Impossible Card that has a stand up feature that automatically pops up when you remove the card from the envelope.  Featuring Stampin' Up Sea of Textures Stamp Set and matching dies, perfect for a display card.

This vertical card was backed with Tranquil Tide Card Stock.  The little school of fish were die cut from a piece of Pineapple Punch Card Stock that had first been backed with double sided tape to make it easier to remove the backing and push the dies out onto the card stock.

Stampin' Up Sea of Textures, Magical Mermaid and Sea Street (retired) stamps and dies.  

For the vertical card, I cut a slit in the dsp and slipped it over the pop-up part of the card and backed the entire card with Night of Navy Card Stock.  The sea floor was stamped with a Magical Mermaid stamp and colored with watercolor pencils.  The lobster and starfish are from the Sea Street Stamp set (retired).