Monday, August 27, 2012


Hi All,

I'm back again for a second time this week....can you believe it????  This is another one of the cards we made at my last workshop.  I wanted to play with color a bit and go for something non-traditional.  Remember that fabulous pack of DSP called Sweet Pea?  Well, I pulled it out and was immediately grabbed by the oranges and blues.  That's what I went with.

I also got to play with the new Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.  One of the templates is for piercing circles of all sizes. Because of this, it works with die cuts or punches.  I used it to pierce around the edge of my butterfly.  It's pretty fabulous!

If you're a piercing fan like me, these templates are a must.  You can order them using the icon in the top right corner or by emailing me directly.  The Product Code is: 126187. They're a great addition to your collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Stamps: Bliss & Loving Thoughts
Paper: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White Cardstock; Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Island Indigo & Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Accessories: Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Circle Nesties, Petal Cone Die, Orange Buttons, Linen Thread and Glue Dots.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pretty Poppies

Hi All!

 I've been a very busy artist-at-work this week.  I finally got back into the workshop scene and hosted my first workshop in months.  My how I've missed my time with the girls. Although I procrastinate and stress myself out EVERY time, it is ALWAYS worth it!

My card today is my favorite design from the workshop.  When I got the new 2012-2013 catalog, this was my first MUST have stamp.  I adore poppies and I couldn't wait to play.  There is just something so simple, yet so pretty about them.  Here in Arizona, we get orange poppies.  If we get a rainy spring, they can be seen covering the bases of many mountains in the area.  They are a gorgeous sight to see.

My first thought was to color the poppies with my Blender Pens.  I couldn't get the colors to blend as well as I liked, so I scrapped that idea.  I skimmed through the catalog and found a teeny tiny sample that used the stamp with Crumb Cake.  I loved the look and had to recreate. The design for the card came from this beauty by Julie Lacey over at Stamps & Taxes. I love her layers and colors.

Interested in any of these products?  Just pop me an email or stop by my SU! website by clicking on the icon above to order online. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Pleasant Poppies & Word Play
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Jet Black StazOn
Accessories: Pink Button, Linen Thread, Glue Dots & Pop Dots/Dimensionals