Saturday, September 24, 2016

Holly Jolly Layers PCC#013

Hello, welcome to my blog.  For my share today I decided to play along with Pootles' Colour Challenge #PCC013.  The colors for this challenge are Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron.
Pootles Colour Challenge

I love using a challenge to get my creative juices flowing so for this card I used the Hostess set called Holly Jolly Layers for the front of the card and Holly Berry Happiness for the inside.  (can you tell that I like holly, LOL) I embossed my base with the Pine Bough Textured folder, which is beautiful.  I had not used it yet so thought it was time to break it in.  I layered some This Christmas dsp onto strips of Chocolate Chip card stock to create interest on the left side of the card.  I stamped my greeting twice, once in Cherry Cobbler and then again in Emerald Envy, onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the 1 1/4" circle punch to punch out the center of the Emerald Envy one, and the layering circles Framelits to cut out the Cherry Cobbler.  The Mint Macaron circle was cut from the layering circles as well.  I used some dimensionals to pop up the Holly in the center of the greeting and then added some clear wink of stella to the leaves.  To make my berries red, I used the 1/16" handheld circle punch on some Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I then used some tombo glue to add to my Holly.  For the inside of the card I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip.  For the solid image of the Holly I used Mint Macaron and for the outline image I used Emerald Envy.  I am really pleased with how it all came together.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it.   Below is my supply list for your convenience.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Awesomely Artistic

Hello, Happy Monday!  My share today is another quick easy card that I think turned out great and I love it.  I started with a Whisper White card base.  My next layer is Wisteria Wonder stamped in Craft White with the Writing Notes background stamp.  Once I let the ink dry, I stamped Awesomely Artistic in archival black ink in the lower right corner.  Then a layer of vellum just a touch bigger than my swirly scribble.  I used the small scribble and cut it from Whisper White and layered on top of the vellum.  I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and then the coordinating Duet Banner Punch for my sentiment.  I stamped on black cardstock with Craft White ink.  To finish it off I added some silver sequins.  That's all for today, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Swirly Bird

Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is a really quick easy card.  I used the Swirly Bird stamp set along with the coordinating thinlits, Swirly Scribbles.  My card base is Soft Sky and then I embossed another layer of Soft Sky with the Lucky Stars folder.  I only embossed the top half of the layer because I wanted the bottom half to look like water.  My sun was stamped with Daffodil Delight with a "scribble" cut out of the same color.  My little boat was stamped with Dapper Denim and Watermelon Wonder.  I fussy cut the boat and sails as one piece and adhered with dimensionals.  The water was cut using the wave thinlit from Night of Navy.  The sentiments come from the May Paper Pumpkin.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Touches of texture

Hello, welcome back.  My share today is a card I made for my up coming card buffet.  I have never hosted one before, so I hope it goes smoothly and that I have people show up. LOL.  Touches of Texture did not make my first list and then even after I got it, I wasn't sure I would use it.  Well, can I say, I love how this card turned out, and it was so simple. 
My card recipe is:
Card base -  Very Vanilla 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
Dapper Denim - 5 1/4 X 4
Very Vanilla - 5 X 3 3/4
I stamped the flower and dragonfly on the Very Vanilla piece with Always Artichoke using the Touches of Texture stamp set. I then used Dapper Denim for the petals an in hindsight, I think I should have stamped off first (like I did on the inside).  The greeting is from Better Together and stamped in Dapper Denim.  The background stamping is from Touches of Texture as well.  For the border I stamped in Sahara Sand and then used Crumb Cake on the splatter.  I used a blender pen and Delightful Dijon ink to color the dragonfly.  A little of the new burlap ribbon and some gold thread finish it off.  Listed below are all of the supplies used on today's project.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

You've got this

Hello, welcome to my blog.  How sweet is my little package above.  My granddaughter was into everything so we put her in a Stampin' Up! box.  She is so adorable.
My share today is a card and bag I made for my friend's birthday.  Can I say, I love, love, love the new Sweet Sugarplum and it paired nicely with Rich Razzelberry.  I started with a Whisper White card base, then layered Sweet Sugarplum on top of it.  Another layer of Whisper White, stamped with Timeless Textures in Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry ink.  I then added a little strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock embossed the Boho Chic folder.  I cut a layer of Sweet Sugarplum with the Lots of Labels framelits, and then cut a smaller one of whisper white.  On the white layer I stamped my flower from You've Got This stamp set in archival black ink.  I used my blender pens to color the flower with Sweet Sugarplum.  I used Emerald Envy for the stem.  Once it was all colored, I colored it with clear wink of stella.  I love all the sparkle this adds to a project.  The sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners set and punched with the coordinating punch, Duet Banner Punch.  You can buy these two together as a bundle and save 10%.  I will have all of the products I used listed below.  I made the bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board and before I scored it, I stamped it all over with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.  Both the bag and ink are Sweet Sugarplum and tied it closed with the new Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon.  I love how everything matches with Stampin' Up!.  It makes creating so much easier.  Well, that's all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Marquee Messages

Hello, and welcome to my blog.  I just want to thank all of you for popping over to my blog yesterday and showing me love.  I really appreciate it.  Thank you France for doing that for me.  If you would like to follow my blog posts, you can put your email address in the "Follow by Email" box located on the left hand side of my blog, just after the Join my Team section.

My share today is for an up coming class.  They requested a shaker card so I thought the Marquee Messages would be perfect for this.  I haven't made very many shaker cards, so I was a little challenged, but pleased with how it turned out.

Here's my recipe:
Card Base - Dapper Denim - 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
Real Red - 3 3/4 X 4 1/4
Whisper White - 3 1/2 X 4 & 2 1/4 X 2 1/4
Tangerine Tango - 3 X 3
Window Sheet 2 X 2

I used the Playful Backgrounds stamp set to stamp on the card base with Dapper Denim.  I then layered the Real Red in the middle.  On the smaller whisper white piece I stamped the "It's Your" words from the Marquee Messages stamp set with Dapper Denim.  On the larger whisper white piece, I stamped the Marquee with Archival Black ink.  I used the Layering Squares framelits to cut out a window from my stamped marquee.  I lined the framelit up against the lines coming down the left side and made sure that I cut off part of the arrow.  I colored the lines on the left with Emerald Envy as well as the layer behind my Birthday banner.  The stars were colored with Daffodil Delight and then some gold wink of stella was added.  Birthday was stamped in Dapper Denim.  I was then ready to assemble my shaker.  I used glue dots on my window sheet and put it on the back of my stamped marquee.  I added foam adhesive strips on the back of the window sheet, making sure I did not have any openings.  I put my metallic sequin assortment confetti in a pile on top of my small square stamped with "It's Your" on it.  I then was able to put my stamped marquee over that making sure I got it centered in my window.  I then used more foam adhesive strips in the corners and sides of my marquee so that it was popped up as much as my window was.  My final step was to stamp just the arrow onto a piece of Tangerine Tango with archival black ink.  I fussy cut this out and then glued it in place on top of my marquee sign.  I colored the "lights" with Tangerine Tango and then added some clear wink of stella to each.  Thanks again for stopping by!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sunshine Wishes

Hello, welcome back.  It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I will try and get better.  I wanted to get a jump start on my cards for July 4th and saw something similar to this on Pinterest.  I love how it turned out.  I started out the a half a sheet of thick whisper white card stock, then layered some Real Red measuring 4 1/8 X 5 3/8.  Then a layer of regular whisper white cardstock measure 4 X 5 1/4 and embossed with the Lucky Stars folder.  I used the Large Letters Framelits for my letters and the Sunshine Wishes thinlits for my flower.  My flowers and letters are cut from Night of Navy, Real Red and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it.


Saturday, March 5, 2016

#march1challenge - Team Challenge

Every couple of weeks, we have different challenges on our team FaceBook page.  The most recent challenge is to create with Garden Green, Basic Black and Hello Honey.  My first thought when I saw these colors was YUCK!  I like participating in our challenges so I just sat down and got busy.  I am very pleased with how my card turned out and really like the color combination.  LOL  funny how a finished project can change your mind.  I started with Basic Black, and then layered Basic Black on top of the base.  The layer was embossed with the Boho Chic embossing folder.  I then used the Lots of Labels framelits and added another layer of Basic Black.  I stamped my greeting using Teeny Tiny Wishes with Versamark ink and embossed it with gold embossing powder.  Using the Botanical Builder framelits, I cut a couple of flowers from Hello Honey cardstock.  I stamped the leaves with Botanical Blooms on Garden Green ink on Garden Green cardstock and cut them out with the same framelits.  A little gold glimmer tape and gold wink of stella finish off my card.  For the inside, I layered Garden Green under Whisper White.  Using the stamp set Stamp A Bag, I put some Hello Honey zig-zags on the bottom and then using the heart from that set, I created some shamrocks in Garden Green Ink.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Friends & Flowers

Hi, welcome to my blog.  My share today is another card I did for an upcoming fundraiser that a couple of my friends and I are putting on.  The Friends & Flowers stamp was another one that had not been introduced ink to yet so I pulled it out and took care of that.  LOL  I like the soft look of this card and very please with how it turned out.  I started with a Whisper White card base and then added a layer of Blushing Bride.  The next layer is Whisper White as well, I just used the Brushstrokes stamp and Blushing Bride ink to make my own design paper.  I stamped 4 large petals, 4 medium petals and 2 small petals (they are connected so it looks like 4) in Blushing Bride ink.  Then, before I punched them out using the Festive Flower builder punch, I sponged them with Blushing Bride ink.  I layered the petals onto a 1 3/8" circle so that it was easy to put the flower together.  Each petal also got a layer of clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  A Botanical Garden jewel finishes of the center of the flower and then it was added to a Lace Paper Doily, which was all added to my card.  My birthday greeting comes from Cottage Garden stamped in Smoky Slate. 
Here's a quick tip on how to match up your Friends & Flower stamp images with the Festive Flower builder punch.  I punched the petals out of a scrap piece of cardstock and then mounted it on another color of cardstock.  Then you add your stamp images into the holes, put your clear block on top so that when you stamp the images, they will line up perfectly with the punch, saving you paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Circle of Spring

Hello, welcome to my blog.  I am getting ready for a stamp-a-stack fundraiser that two of my friends and I are putting on.  I have several stamps in my closet that have never seen ink before so I just started pulling them out and introducing them to ink.  I love this stamp set and I'm not quite sure why I haven't used it yet.  I started with a base of Wisteria Wonder then a layer of Basic Black.  The next layer is Smoky Slate embossed with the Stylish Stripes folder.  I stamped the wreath image with archival black ink onto Very Vanilla and then colored the flowers with Wisteria Wonder and the leaves in Wild Wasabi.  The Wonderful Wreath framelits made it a snap to cut the wreath out.  The larger flowers on the wreath were stamped on Wisteria Wonder with the archival black ink and then cut with the same framelit.  I added gold Wink of Stella for the centers and clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.  I then used dimensionals to adhere to the wreath.  The 3/8" stitched satin ribbon in black finishes off the wreath.  I then used the Greetings Thinlits to cut the "hello" from silver glimmer paper.  I used the fine tip glue to adhere this to my card.  That's it for today, thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate it!


Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Wilderness Awaits with Lovely As A Tree

Hello, welcome back to my blog.  My share today is my take on a masculine card.  I really struggle with these, but definitely have men in my life that I like to send cards to.  I searched Pinterest for this stamp set and found something similar to this.  I had the corrugated kraft paper that I hadn't used yet and think it's kind of manly so I knew I wanted to use a layer of it.  I am trying to use up my 2014-2016 in color supplies so my card base is Blackberry Bliss with a layer of Mossy Meadow next.  I stamped the Elk on Whisper White with Stazon ink and then added some trees from Lovely as a Tree in Mossy Meadow.  This layer was mounted on more Blackberry Bliss.  I got my greeting from Going Global, stamped in Mossy Meadow on a banner of Whisper White.  I sponged the edges with Marina Mist and used the banner punch for the ends.  For my sky I used my sponge daubers with Soft Sky, Marina Mist and So Saffron inks.  I masked off my sun with a 1 3/8" circle punched from a post-it-note.  For my little bow, I cut the surged edges off of the burlap ribbon and then pulled the ribbon apart.  I like this look because it has more texture than linen thread and it's thicker.  Well, that's all for today.  I really appreciate you stopping by!!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Helping Me Grow

Hello, welcome back.  My share today is a card I made for our team facebook challenge.  It was a color challenge using Basic Black, Basic Gray and Real Red.  I had been wanting to try a neutral colored card with just a pop of color so it worked well with what I was imagining.  The last 2 days we have gotten a ton of snow so I am dreaming of spring today.  I started with a Whisper White card base and then layered black dsp from the Neutrals dsp stack.  I bordered my stamped image with a very small Real Red layer and very small Basic Gray layer.  For the stamped image, I used the Thick Whisper White for my stamped image using Archival Basic Black ink.  I then used a blender pen and the Basic Gray ink to color the flowers.  Just a pop of Real Red in the center finishes the flowers.  For my sentiment I merged two of the stamps from the Greatest Greetings set, using the basic black marker to only color the words I wanted.  The stamp-a-ma-jig made it a piece of cake to line up both words.  That was punched with the word window punch and layered onto the washi label punch.  A Real Red candy dot finishes off the card.  Thanks so much for stopping by!! I appreciate it.
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Baker's Box - Valentine Treats

Hello, welcome to my blog.  I am helping with a fundraiser at work that supports our local animal shelter.  We sell a variety of Valentine items.  I like to make treats for our sale, and this is one style I came up with.  It uses the Baker's Box Thinlit die and then decorated with the Love Blossoms dsp stack.  The sizes I cut the dsp into are 2 pieces of 2 1/2 x 1 1/2, 1 piece of 2 1/2 x 2 1/8 and 2 of 2 1/8 x 2 1/8.  I used items from the Circle Card thinlit and Tags & Labels framelit sets.  The I (heart) You is from the Memories in the Making stamp set.  I used silver and gold glimmer paper for the XOXO.  some of them I layered on black card stock, which really made them stand out.  My boxes are made from Blushing Bride, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Rose Red card stock.  I had 12 x 12 of each color so I was able to get 2 boxes from 1 sheet.  I did use some retired rose red grosgrain ribbon I still had in addition to the White Organza ribbon and the Crumb Cake Stitched Satin ribbon.  I am pleased with how they turned out and they will hopefully bring in lots of money for the shelter.  Each box is filled with chocolate kisses.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Team Challenge - Botanical Gardens Vellum

Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is our team challenge for February.  We were given a piece of the Botanical Gardens vellum from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and had to make it the focal point of our card.  I chose to layer my vellum onto an Elegant Eggplant card base.  I then used the Hello stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and the Grateful Bunch stamp set with the coordinating Blossom Bunch punch.  If you buy these two together as a bundle, you will save 15%.  Who doesn't like to save money?  I stamped the flowers in pool party and then used the punch with the Love Blossoms paper stack for the remaining flowers.  Each flower got a rhinestone jewel for its center.  I stamped the "hello" in Elegant Eggplant and cut it out with the Lots of Labels framelits and sponged in Rose Red.  I pierced my label with Updated Essentials paper piecing templates.  I used the little banner punch to flag the My Friend strip which is stamped in Rose Red and then sponged with pool party.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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Monday, January 18, 2016

Valentine treat box

Hello, welcome to my blog.  My share today is some cute little boxes that holds 2 Ghiradelli chocolates.  I used the video tutorial over on ChickenScratch for my inspiration.  Each Valentine's Day we have a fundraiser at work and the proceeds benefit our local animal shelter.  I volunteer my stamping hobby to help with the fundraiser.  I loved these little boxes and they were so easy to make.  Please see below for a complete supply list.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Sunday, January 17, 2016


Hello, welcome to by blog.  My project today is a cute little bag made with the Gift Bag Punch board.  I have a baby shower to attend this week and wanted to have a cute bag to give my gift in.  Over on our team facebook page we were given a challenge to make a project with Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow and Blushing Bride.  We could also use one neutral as well so I chose Whisper White.  I started with a 12 x 12 piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and followed the instructions on the board for the large bag.  My dsp is from the Subtle dsp stack.  I used the Lots of Labels framelits in addition to the Tags & Labels framelits.  I stamped the little onsey in Sahara Sand on Blushing Bride card stock using the stamp set Made with Love.  I then used the Baby's First framelites to cut it out.  The greeting is stamped with the Suite Sayings set.  I added a pearl to the onsey and a Botanical Gardens Jewel to finish it off.  I tied the bag with the Sahara Sand Lace Trim.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

One Sheet Wonder - Part 2

Hello, welcome back to my blog.  Today is the second part of my One Sheet Wonder cutting instructions from France Martin, aka Frenchie.  The cutting instructions can be purchased HERE.

Card Recipe - Happy Birthday Cake
CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Sassy Salutations, Party Wishes
Ink/Markers - Archival Black, Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron
Accessories - Gold Wink of Stella, Confetti Embossing Folder, Gold Thread

Card Recipe - Happy Birthday balloons
CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Mint Macaron
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Endless Wishes
Ink/Markers - Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron,Crushed Curry
Accessories - Rhinestones, Baker's Twine combo Pack, Party Punch pack

Card Recipe - Oh, Hello
CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Mint Macaron
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Timeless Textures, Honeycomb Happiness
Ink/Markers - Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon

Card Recipe - Balloons
CS - Melon Mambo
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Balloon Celebration
Ink/Markers - Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, Baker's Twine combo pack, Balloon Bouquet punch

Card Recipe - Hello
CS - Sahara Sand, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Hello
Ink/Markers - Archival Black, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Accessories - Rhinestones, Bold Butterfly Framelits

Card Recipe - Happy Birthday
CS - Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
DSP - It's My Party
Stamps - Perfect Pairings
Ink/Markers - Melon Mambo
Accessories - Silver glimmer paper, Blushing Bride glimmer paper, hello you thinlits, cupcake builder punch

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
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