Friday, April 1, 2016

A Vintage Look

This card took me a little out of my comfort zone.  I like a more clean and simple look but we all need to try new and different things that take us a little out of our comfort zone.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Inspired by Nature, French Foliage
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Shimmery White
Ink:  Versa Mark, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon, Spritzer Tool, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals  

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Pears & Pomegranates

A clean and simple holiday card.  I think this stamp set was one of the first sets I purchased from Stampin' Up. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fruit of the Season
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Ruby Red, Champagne Glimmer
Ink:  Black, Various SU Markers
Accessories:  Aqua Painter, Glitter Pens, Crop-a-dile, Tombow Adhesive

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Zindorf Inspired

This card was inspired by a card created by Michelle Zindorf.  She had instructions for how she created the motion on her blog.  Here is the link.  She does some amazing work!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental, Starring You
Paper:  Kraft, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponges, Brass Brads

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Big Cake Day!

A quick and simple masculine birthday card.  I'm still trying to use some of the items that were discontinued long, long ago.  Love the distressed look of the designer paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Big Day
Paper:  Kraft, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Spring Showers DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Tags & Labels Framelits, 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/8" Punch, Bakers Twine, Dimensionals  

Monday, March 28, 2016

One Layer Card

This card is only one layer with no embellishments other than the embossing.  No extra postage required.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Pocket Silhouettes, Wishes Your Way
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Black, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Post-it Notes (for masking), Sponge, Needlepoint Border Cross Stitch and Stitched Scallop Embossing Folders

Friday, March 25, 2016

Enhanced Designer Series Paper

Another card using the beautiful designer series paper that Stampin' Up carries.  I added rhinestones, lace, ribbon and a butterfly for a quick and simple card. 

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Vellum, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink:  Versa Mark
Accessories:  White Embossing Powder, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Ribbon, White Lace Trim, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterfly Thinlits, Rhinestones, Glitter Pen, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Tilted Aviary

I don't use this set as much as I should.  I love all of the little elements that come with this stamp set and it can be used for many occasions.  To get everything lined up I used one of my favorite tools, the stamp-a-ma-jig!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Aviary, Tiny Tags
Paper:  Whisper White, Taken with Teal
Ink:  Black, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Button, 1" Circle Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Silver Cord, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Mini Glue Dots

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Love You!

Another simple and quick card with the help of some designer paper.

Supplies Used: 

Stamps:  Wonderful Words
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Stacked with Love DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Heart Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Small Heart Punch, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Thinking of You

I was originally going to keep this a black and white card but I really thought it needed a touch of color.  I tried various colors but I just loved how the red ribbon looked and that led me to add the touch of red to the flower centers.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Warmest Regards
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Night & Day DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Red Spica Glitter Pen, Red Satin Ribbon

Monday, March 21, 2016

Fabulous Friend

I love the beautiful designer series papers that Stampin' Up carries.  This card was created in minutes with the help of the designer paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Oval All
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper EF, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Friday, March 18, 2016

Pink Camouflage

This is for all the women "weekend warriors"!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Lovely Amazing You
Paper:  Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Pixie Pink, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Arrows EF, Circle and Starburst Framelits, Word Bubbles Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (bow), Owl Builder Punch (heart), Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Eclectic Collage

To achieve the hexagon background, ink the honeycomb embossing folder and press the ink onto the card stock.  

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge, Express Yourself
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Ink:  Early Espresso, Garden Green, Hello Honey, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Honeycomb EF, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Flower Punch, Banner Framelit, Gold Pearl-Ex Powder, Burlap Ribbon, Pearls, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Blooming Thanks

This card came together very quickly with the help of All Abloom DSP Stack.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wonderful Words
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, All Abloom DSP Stack 
Ink:  Black

Accessories:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Paper Lace Doily, Mossy Meadow Ribbon, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Pearls, Tombow Adhesive

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Helping Hand

A clean and simple card that could be used for almost any occasion.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Mini Mates
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Black, Stacked with Love DSP
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Happy Heart EF, Banner Framelits, Owl Builder Punch (heart), Bakers Twine, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, March 14, 2016

Silver Lining

Just a simple and quick card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sprinkles of Life
Paper:  Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Versa Mark, Black
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Tree Builder Punch, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, March 4, 2016

Honeycomb Thanks

This looks like a simple thank you card but getting the hexagon shapes put together in a cohesive way was harder than I thought.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Six Sided Sampler
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss
Ink:  Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Mellow Moss
Accessories:  Honeycomb EF, Hexagon Punch, 1" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone, Dimensionals

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Christmas Sled

This card was created from the Watercolor Winter Card Kit.  I added some additional embellishments to make it my own design but most of the elements came in the kit.

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Watercolor Winter Card Kit, Decorative Dots EF, MS Branch Punch, Frosted Sequins Embellishments, Frost White Shimmer Mist, Dazzling Details, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Flowering Flourish

I was so glad when Stampin' Up brought back the color soft sky and wish they didn't discontinue lucky limeade since I think these two colors pair very well together.  I love the simple yet elegant look of this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes, Papillon Potpourri 
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Soft Sky, Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Soft Sky Ribbon, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Liquid Glue

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Elegant Inchie

This color combination isn't one I would originally have thought to put together but somehow it seems to work.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cute by the Inch
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red
Ink:  Rose Red
Accessories:  Textile EF, Fleur De Lis Border Punch, 1" and 1 1/4" Square Punches, Postage Stamp Punch, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Pearls, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 29, 2016


Hopefully nobody took offense to my blog post title.  In this case the "WTF" stands for "Who's Turning Forty".  What did you think it meant?  Of course it could also be used for someone turning fifty.  There are many things the "WTF" could mean like "Wow That's Fantastic", "Who Totally Forgot" or "Where's The Fun".  I'm sure all of you could come up with even more.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Mitten
Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Moonlight DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Basic Gray Bakers Twine, Basic Gray Corduroy Button, Clear Button, Memory Box Classic Alphabet and Numbers Die, Polka Dots EF, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bright & Cheery Get Well

A nice bright and cheery get well card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Versatile Verses
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Finial Press EF, Yoyo Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities Dies, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (Scallop Circle), Pearls, Tombow Adhesive

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Black & White Christmas Trees

A simple yet elegant Christmas card with a touch of sparkle thanks to the silver glimmer paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Decorative Dots EF, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Birthday Butterflies

Birthday card for a co-worker who loves anything with butterflies.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine

My youngest grandson loves all things Thomas so naturally his 2nd birthday last year was all about Thomas the Tank Engine.  I love creating punch art cards and had a great time making this for him.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black, Soft Suede, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow
Ink:  Black, Soft Suede, Craft White
Accessories:  Puffy Clouds Die (Memory Box), 1 3/4", 1/2" 3/8" and 1/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 22, 2016

Birthday Wishes

I know we all struggle trying to create masculine cards and for me keeping it simple makes it easier. I also try to incorporate graphic images with very little stamping.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Big Wish (Verve Stamp Set)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Summer Sun, Basic Gray
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Gray Satin Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware Stylized Silver, Dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2016

Here For You

These little mini envelopes are great as is on the card front but for something extra special try putting little notes on the inside for the recipient.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes
Paper:  Whisper White, Pale Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Simple Mats Joey Selection DSP
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Tombow Adhesive

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pine Bough

I know that there are many versions of this card out in blog land and this is mine.  I love the simplicity of this stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Metallic Silver Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Teacup Trio

A simple card for almost any occasion.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tiny Teacup
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (Flower), Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hoth-y Birthday

For my oldest grandson's 7th birthday last year he wanted a Planet Hoth cake (he loves everything Star Wars) so of course I had to create a card to go with the theme.  I found a schematic drawing of an AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) to use as a guide for my punch art and best of all my grandson loved it.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Naturals White, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Memory Box Classic Alphabet Dies, 1/2" and 3/4" Circle Punches, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Small Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, Project Life Journaling Pens, Spica Glitter Pens, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 15, 2016

Banner Blast CASE

I saw this card created by Connie Collins and just had to recreate it for my daughter's birthday.  

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  See Ya Later, Banner Blast
Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, First Edition DSP
Ink:  Black, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Brights Buttons, Banner Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, February 12, 2016

Artistic Valentine

This Valentine card was sent to my daughter last year.  There were so many stamp sets used and different elements added to this card but somehow it all seems to work together.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Winter Wonderland, Banner Blast, That's the Ticket, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Six-Sided Sampler, Cute by the Inch
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Black, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Banner Punch, Ticket Duo Punch, Itty Bitty Punch (Flower), Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Rhinestones, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sending Love

Another Valentine card idea.  To make it masculine, just change the colors!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Crumb
Accessories:  Rectangle Frame EF, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Girly" Girl Valentine

A friend asked my to make a Valentine's Day card for her goddaughter whom she described as a very "girly" girl and this is what I came up with.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Banner Blast, You Brighten My Day
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush, Silver Glimmer, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Happy Heart EF, Adorning Accents EF, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim, Cotton Twine, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Minecraft Valentine

I don't think I would make very many of these but what a great card for the child who loves Minecraft!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black
Accessories:  Mosaic Tile EF, Full Heart Punch, 1/4" Square Punch, Memory Box Classic Alphabet Dies, Square Rhinestone Brad, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cheerful Critter Valentine

A quick and simple Valentine for anyone.  I hand printed the sentiment for the sign.  I will be featuring Valentine's Day cards everyday this week.  Some will be simple like this one and others may just surprise you so be sure to come back.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cheerful Critters
Paper:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Moonlight DSP
Ink:  Black, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Heart to Heart Punch, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Robot

This is a CASE of a card created by Dawn Olchefske and I just had to recreate it.  Dawn also has a video and this is the link to her post for this card.  I'll be back on Monday with another Valentine's Day card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Just Sayin'
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Black
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Various Punches, Washi Tape, Word Bubble Framelits Die, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WOW!! Where has the time gone?

I can't believe that my last blog post was December 2014!  Time truly does fly by.  Believe me when I say I haven't given up card making and I have many photos to prove that.  Blogging really took a backseat for me this past year but I am now ready to get back to it.  Hopefully my posts will be quite regular and I am eager to get back to it.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the 1st card posted in 2016!