Monday, May 30, 2011

Matchbook chocolate holder

I saw this cute matchbook on splitcoast stampers and had to give it a try. It holds a Ghiradelli Chocolate and it's the perfect thank you to drop in a customer's bag when you deliver their order.

I used Certainly Celery, basic gray and So Saffron cs, Tea Party dsp (retired). I decorated the outside with the flower blossoms punch and flower brads. The greeting on the inside is from Hodgepodge Happiness.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011


For this card I used both the sketch and color challenge from My Mom was in the hospital for the past week so I think a nice card will pick her up.

My card recipe:

layer 1 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in Night of Navy
layer 2 - 8 x 5 1/4 scored at 4 and folded in half in Pretty in Pink
layer 3 - 3 x 3 1/2 in Springtime Vintage dsp
strip of very vanilla 5 x 5/8 punched with the eyelet border punch

I used pear pizzaz ribbon along with very vanilla 1/8" taffeta ribbon as accents. The greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped in night of navy on very vanilla sponged with pear pizzaz. punched with the curly label punch. I added a layer of night of navy with the curly label punch as well. The flower is night of navy, pear pizzaz and pretty in pink punched with the new Blossoms Bouquet triple layer punch. I added a square night of navy button tied with linen thread. Two little pearls finish it off.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wedding Card

I went to a wedding last weekend and this is the card I came up with. My dsp is presto patterns sponged with marina mist and perfect plum. The greeting is from the stamp set Word Play. I added a little rhinestone to add some bling.

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Flower Fest SSC205

For this card I used the sketch from

Card Recipe:
layer 1 - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half at 4 1/4 in daffodil delight
layer 2 - 4 x 5 1/4 in beyond the garden dsp
layer 3 - 2 x 5 in beyond the garden dsp
layer 4 - (2) 1 3/8 x 2 3/8 and (1) 2 x 2 7/8 in melon mambo
layer 5 - (2) 1 1/4 x 2 1/4 and (1) 1 7/8 and 2 3/4 in whisper white stamped with flower fest in wild wasabi, pacific point, daffodil delight, tangerine tango, melon mambo

I used a strip of daffodil delight satin ribbon and the scallop edge border punch. The greeting is from teeny tiny wishes and punched with the word window punch and layered on pacific point punched with the modern label punch.

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This card I CASE'd from my upline France. In class we did this in pear pizzaz so I thought I would try a different color. My color choice is peach parfait and I love how it turned out.

Card recipe:
Base layer - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half in whisper white
layer 2 - 4 x 5 1/4 in basic black - I stamped in white craft using the Priceless stamp set. Once dried I colored them with my water color pencils and the signo gel pen. I then used my two way glue pen and added some dazzeling diamonds.
layer 3 - 2 x 5 1/4 in whisper white and stamped with Charming in peach parfait. I also sponged the edges in peach parfait as well.

My embellishments are the flower blossom and butterflies sizzlits. Some peach parfait ribbon along with a tangerine tango button and a little black taffeta 1/8" ribbon. The greeting is stamped using Happy Greetings from the summer mini, page 26, and colored with basic black and peach parfait markers.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Flower Fest

I gave this card to my Mom for Mother's Day.

My supplies are:

card base - whisper white
layer 2 - 5 1/4 x 4 in pacific point and embossed with the tulip embossing folder
layer 3 - 2 1/2 x 4 in Beyond the Garden from the summer mini, page 23
layer 4 - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in daffodil delight and embossed with the perfect polka dots folder and the corners rounded with the corner rounder punch
layer 5 is just a strip of melon mambo
layer 6 is my flower stamped with Flower Fest on whisper white with craft melon mambo and wild wasabi. I then embossed them with the new embossing powders in the summer mini found on page 23. To color them I used my stamp pads with my aqua pen. A few glimmer brads and some daffodil delight ribbon finish off the card. My greeting is from Teeny Tiny Wishes

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Strength & Hope

I don't remember where I CASE'd this from but I thought it was absolutely beautiful.

My Supplies include:

base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half in Marina Mist
layer 2 - 5 1/4 x 4 in Blushing Bride, embossed with Perfect polka dots embossing folder
layer 3 - 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in Marina Mist
layer 4 - 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 in whisper white, stamped with Strength and Hope in marina mist and sponged with blushing bride
layer 5 - 1 5/8 x 2 3/4 in marina mist
layer 6 - 1 1/2 x 2 5/8 in whisper white, stamped with Strenght and Hope in marina mist and blushing bride

To finish off the card I stamped the H and hope in versamark and embossed with black powder, added a few rhinestones to the butterfly and under the butterfly layer. I then tied a little 1/8 inch black taffeta ribbon

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Plane & Simple SSC203

I got this stamp set in the Occasions Mini but just haven't had the chance to use it yet. With Father's Day coming up I thought it was a good time to try it out. My sketch for this card came from

Card Recipe:

layer 1 - 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 folded in half - very vanilla
layer 2 - 5 1/4 x 4 - not quite navy
layer 3 - 5 x 3 3/4 - dsp blueberry crisp
layer 4 - large square from the die Scallop Squares Duo - not quite navy
layer 5 - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 - sahara sand
layer 6 - 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 - very vanilla sponged with sahara sand
stamp set - plane & simple stamped in not quite navy
other accessories - night of navy button, hemp twine

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Saturday, May 7, 2011


Life has settled down a bit and I had no plans today so I made a date with my stamping room. I can't think of a better way to spend the day.

My card today is made using the sketch from Stamping 411. It's been awhile since I have participated but love the sketches they provide along with the inspiration.

My Supplies:
cs: whisper white, always artichoke, marina mist, bravo burgundy
dsp: paisley petals
ink: marina mist, tangerine tango
ss: well scripted (retired)
accessories: birds & blooms sizzlit, big shot, flower brad, marina mist satin ribbon, perfect polka dots embossing folder, petals a plenty embossing folder, scallop trim border punch and the decorative label punch

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Mother's Day to all my Mom friends.