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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Matchbook Paper Bag Booklet/Card

Matchbook Album/Card

One of my favorite Stampin' Up Stamps - Garden Collage
This matchbook album/card was made for an upcoming workshop/class on May 9, 2013
Workshop includes everything you need to complete this project for $15.  Seating is limited, so RSVP required by April 30, 2013.

Inside of the matchbook, paper bags were stamped with Embossing ink and sprinkled with detail white embossing powder then heated with the heating tool to set.  Stamps used here are Stampin' Up Borderline and Inkadinkado butterfly-flower background.

Some of the tools and other goodies used for this project.

This Sweet Blossom by Wee Stamps for Whimsy Stamps is also a favorite of mine.  Colored with Copic markers.  Papers are Stampin' Up Whisper White, Very Vanilla, and Kraft.

Monday, April 22, 2013


Art Impressions Girlfriends Dancers

   These lovely ballerinas are having fun!
Stamped onto Neenah Solar White in Momento ink and colored with Copics.  Sentiment is computer generated.  You cannot see it in the picture but the tu tu's are highlighted with Smooch Glitz Starlight.

Scooting by to say hi

This cute scooter stamp is by Paper Smooches called "SPIFFY SCOOTERS" by Kim Hughes.

I stamped the scooter on Recollections white card stock using Momento black ink and colored it with Copic markers.


Birthday Hoot

Art Impressions - Little Hoot - owl stamp colored with Copic markers, he appears to be sitting on a branch which is stamped with a Hampton Art leaves by Katie & Co.  For this project I used Michael's Recollections white and Kraft card stock and gold edged ribbon.  The green paper is Bazzill. I also used the Darice wood grain embossing folder with Kraft paper.  The sentiment "Hope your Birthday's a HOOT!" was computer generated then stamped over with a ticket stamp by Stampin' Up from "That's the Ticket stamp set and punched out with their ticket punch.  Circles were cut with Spellbinder's dies. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Bordering On Romance

Another Birthday card using Stampin' Up Bordering On Romance stamp set.  SU Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant and So Saffron card stock and inks.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


No Stamps used on this Birthday Card.

Stampin' Up Whisper White, Gumball Green, Calypso Coral and More Mustard papers and button.

Build a Bird branch, Blossom, and Boho Blossoms punches.

Polka Dots embossing folder.

Sentiment is computer generated

Glass Art

Dragonfly and Daisy is by Pop "N" Stick, colored with Copics and the wings have dazzeling diamonds. I covered the entire image with Glossy Accents.

Papers are SU and Field of Daisies by Reminisce.

Daisy flower punch, brads nestabilities dies. Ribbon is by American Crafts.

Sentiment is personal and generated on the computer.

Dryer Sheet Art

Follow Your Dreams

I used an Inkadinkado butterfly and Studio G flowers stamped in Momento ink onto two dryer sheets.

The dryer sheets had been washed and dryed then brushed with Mod-Podge, and left overnight to dry.

I cut out the butterfly and flowers and glued them to a blue oval backed with a black frame. Glossy Accents was spread over the entire oval.

Background words are from Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha copied onto Very Vanilla cardstock.
All papers are SU except for the pink which is Blush Dot by BoBunny.

Tag "Follow Your Dreams" is hand written and punched with SU window word and tag punches.

Branch Out Flower Soft

Stampin' Up Branch Out set used for the "Remember" card on watercolor paper.  I used Floer Soft for the pink blossoms on the tree.

Butterfly Dreams

Embossed Greenbrier butterfly on K&Co. Lemon Drop designer paper.  Tiny butterfly tag is stamped with the Stampin' Up set Branch Out.  Martha Stewart edge punch and Spellbinder die cuts.  White satin ribbon.  Sentiment is computer generated, base is SU Very Vanilla.


Bordering On Romance

A simple Birthday card with Stampin' Up Crumb Cake base, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple designer papers, card stock, inks, watercolor pencils and ribbon.  Sentiment is from Petite Pairs, flowers are Bordering On Romance set and oval punches.

Black Magic

Black Magic Technique using Stampin' Up Whisper White, and Black papers.  Hampton Arts Butterfly stamp, and colored pencils.  Spellbinders Nestibilities dies.

Anniversary Card

Purple flower anniversary card.  Using Stampin' Up Very Vanilla base; Wisteria Wonder for the flowers and a light green for the stems and leaves.  Sentiment is computer generated and cut out with the fancy label punch with two purple gems.  Background is edge punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  Flowers were cut out with three different sizes of Punch Bunch Cherry Blossom punches.  The leaves are a  Provo Craft Sizzix die cut.

Mom's 88th Birthday

For my Mother-In-Law's 88th Birthday

Very Vanilla Base with K&Co. Designer paper.  Flowers are made using punches and wet scrunch technique.  Bird builder punch and die cuts.  Sentiment is from SU "Something To Celebrate"

Monday, April 8, 2013

Mother's Day

Wonderful Mother

For my "Wonderful Mother-in-law" for Mother's Day this year.


Stampin' Up:  Bordering On Romance and Well Scripted stamp sets; Pool Party, Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder paper/card stock and inks; Pearl Basic Jewels; Little Leaves die cut

Cavallini butterfly stamp

Wilton doily

Happy Birthday


Stampin' Up:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Small butterfly punch
Sizzix:  Polka Dots embossing folder, Dogwood flower die cut
Die-namics:  Leafy Flourish die cut
Spellbinders:  Floral Ovals die cut

Birdhouse Outline

Birdhouse Outline stamp by Hampton Arts colored with Copic Markers.
EK Success Daisy Punch
Three shades of purple/violet papers from Recollections

Postage Due

I saw a great technique video by Betsy Veldman on watercolor stampin and heat embossing, and thought that I would give it a try.

I hope you will give this technique a try as it is great fun.

You can see a link to Betsy's video here:

Stampin' Up:  Postage Due and Petite Pairs stamp sets, Crushed Curry paper and ink; Dusty Durango and Bermuda Bay inks; Pearl lBasic Jewels

Masculine Birthday Cards

I cased the idea for this card from Dawn, found here:

I changed it up a bit using:

Stampin' UP:  The Open Sea stamp set, Very Vanilla, Early Expresso, Midnight Muse and Crumb Cake, large silver brad.

Flourishes:  Happy Birthday
Recollections:  Handwritten stamp

Hemp twine.

This simple clean card was made with:

Stampin' Up:  Kraft, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla papers and inks; Neturals brads.
MFP:  African Veldt, Happy Birthday!

Easy Events - Happy Birthday

Stampin' Up:  Easy Events stamp set, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Primrose Petals, Bashful Blue

Stitched ribbon with the stitching pulled to ruffle it up

Martha Stewart:  Half Daisy edge punch

Studio G:  Pink diamond jewels

Recollections:  Hot pink card stock

Designer paper from my stash

By The Seaside/By The Tide

Heidi Baks made a similar card using the By The Tide stamp set that can be found here:

I really liked the card that Heidi made, so I gave it a go by changing out different elements.

Stampin' Up:  Crumb Cake, Natural Trim Ribbon, By The Seashore and By The Tide stamp sets; Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip and Real Red ink pads
MFP:  Aferican Veldt "Happy Birthday"
CTMH Artiste Cricut cartridge (film strip)
My Mind's Eye designer paper


Inkadinkado - Delicate Branches

Inkadinkado:  Delicate Branches stamp set
Stampin' Up: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Petite Pairs, Lacy Brocade embossing folder, Pearl Basic Jewels
Studio G:  Tiny flower punch
Ranger:  Diamond Stickles
Martha Stewart:  Daisy Flower edge punch (inside)

Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets

Four cards made with the Stampin' Up Fabulous Florets stamp set.  using a fine black embossing powder and ink/watercolor technique on Shimmery White card stock.
Stampin Up':  Fabulous Florets, Well Scripted, Vintage Verses, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz, Regal Rose, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Black, Pumpkin Pie, Scalloped Trim punch
MFP:  African Veldt (Happy Birthday)
Ranger:  Super Fine Black Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Nestabilities oval die cuts

Sun Ripened II Wine Bottle Tags

Sun Ripened II Wine Bottle Tags

We live in a very popular wine region and these wine bottle tags are great to place over the neck of the bottle when giving a gift, saying thank you, and so on.


Stampin Up:  Sun Ripened II stamp set (retired); Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Tiny Tags and punch, Dimentionals and 1 3/8" circle punch.
Ranger:  Vintage Photo, Glossy Accents
Satin Ribbon


Girlfriends Birthday Card

Spinner Card made for SCS Technique Lovers Challenge 424 "I Like To Move It, Move It.


2 Pennies
Stampin' Up:  Girlfriends, 1" and 1 1/8" Circle punches, Label punch, Bashful Blue and Regal Rose, Certainly Celery card stock and markers, dimentionals.
Stampendous Birthday Circles
Close To My Heart Flower Pot
Studio G (inside, Let The Good Times Roll), tiny flower punch, 1/8" hole punch, yellow glitter glue.