Monday, January 1, 2018

Deck the Halls

Hi All!

The last holiday card I have for you features the Carols of Christmas Bundle.  This was the highlight of the Holiday Catalog for me.  Both the stamp set and the thinlits are so versatile.  This card sold me on the set.



The Carols of Christmas stamp set has some really cool large image sentiments.  I love these, as they make mass producing cards so easy...and the fonts they chose are just perfect!

Item# 146037 Carols of Christmas Bundle $40.00

The Card Front Builder thinlits were used to create the frame around the card and the die cut ornaments.  The frame looks so professional and can be used for virtually any cards.

The stamp set and thinlits can be purchased separately, but are a great choice as a Bundle.  They work so perfectly together.  They are both in the Holiday Catalog and are not being carried over.  They are available till January 2nd or while supplies last.  If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much!

Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Paper: Berry Burst, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock
Inks: Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, Ribbon, Rhinestones and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Elfen Wishes

Hi All!

Is he not the cutest???  Until I did one final search of Pinterest for Holiday Catalog items, I had never even noticed him.  I would have been sooo sad to miss out.


I colored him in using my Aqua Painter and added two sheets of the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the background.  He's part of a pretty great set that has stamps for Christmas, Halloween and Valentine's Day.  So versatile!

Item# 144960 Festive Phrases $17.00

Item# 144621 Merry Little Christmas DSP $11.00

These products are both in the Holiday catalog and are not being carried over.  They are available till January 2nd or while supplies last.  If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Festive Phrases
Paper: Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock; Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink: So Saffron and Old Olive Classic Pads, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Aqua Painter, Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Large Silver Sequins and Fine Tip Glue Pen

A Serene Scene

Hi All!

Who doesn't like a nice, peaceful snowy scene?  We don't really get those here in Phoenix, but this die cut helps in creating them on cards.


These trees were created using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. I die cut the trees, backed the negative design with a sheet of the Merry Little Christmas DSP and then off-set the die cut images.  I got the idea here from Tamara Bertram.  So simple to make, but such a pretty design.

Item# 144674 Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies $30.00

Not only do these dies include the trees, but they help in creating a frame for your cards, a night scene and some cool corners.  The night scene would be cute for baby cards---I need to try that out ;)

Item# 144621 Merry Little Christmas DSP $11.00
Item# 139672 Softly Falling Embossing Folder $8.50

Both of these products are in the Holiday Catalog and will not be carried over.  They are available till January 2nd or while supplies last.  If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Whisper White and Merry Little Christmas DSP
Ink: Old Olive Classic Pad
Accessories: Card Front Builder Thinlits Die Cuts, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Gold Sequins  and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Cheers to the Year

Happy New Years All!

It's 2018 and a whole new year for creativity!  But first, some 2017 housekeeping to finish up. Here are some of the last cards I made for the holidays.


For my first card, I paired up the Winter Wonder embossed snowflake with the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I hadn't taken much notice of this set, but it is perfect for the holidays and weddings.  Not a pairing you naturally think of, but this set is pretty great.  I love the images.

Item# 144925 Cheers to the Year $18.00

It's currently in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and not carrying over, so it's a Last Chance item available through January 2 or until stock runs out.  If you'd like to add this or any other products to your collection, pop me an email or click the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Paper: Very Vanilla and Holiday DSP
Ink: Real Red and Chocolate Chip Classic Pads
Accessories: Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, Circle Nestabilities and Pop Dot/Dimensionals

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Metallic Glow

Hi All,

Most of us peruse our catalogs over and over...then over and over some more.  We've not missed a single thing, right?  Then you're blog hopping and see something from said catalog.  You're like, "Wait, where's that???"  That was this card for me.



These metallic washi tapes were hiding right in plain sight in the Holiday Mini.  Brian King saw them, though, and he used them perfectly.  This shiny, pretty set of tape comes with 5 different designs and widths.

Item # 144644 Year of Cheer Washi Tape $9.00

I paired them up with some Copper Metallic Paper. These papers really make your project pop. The Leaf Die Cut is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Item # 142020 Copper Foil Sheets $4.00

Item # 143751 Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies $33.00

If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock; Copper Foil Sheets
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad
Accessories: Year of Cheer Washi Tape, Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and Glue

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Falling Leaves

Hi All,

Here's another card using the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I just adore these leaves!


They actually remind me of stained glass.  They are created with a 2-step process.  First, I took the leaf background stamp and added Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard inks with an Aqua Painter.  When stamped, this will create a watercolor look.  I then heat embossed the detailed leaf stamp with Gold Embossing Powder.  Sooooo pretty!

Item # 143726 Colorful Seasons Stamp Set $27.00

Item # 103954 Aqua Painters $17.00

This stamp set is so versatile.  It covers all of the seasons and can be used year-round.  It's a must-have!  If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Paper: Basic Gray, More Mustard and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard Classic Pads; Versamark Pad
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Gold Embossing Powder, Heating Tool and Brad

Harvest Moon

Hi All,

I have a few Fall themed cards to share with you before I upload my Holiday cards.  This one is full of oranges and reds.  It makes me wish I was sitting under this tree.


The silhouette was created using a circle mask and sponging with Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie.  I used Peekaboo Peach toward the top and Pumpkin Pie in the bottom corner.

Item # 141337 Stamping Sponges 
The tree branch and leaves are from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  The chair is from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies and I used a wood print from the Wood Textures DSP.  The stamp set and dies can be bundled together and work so perfectly together. But, you can also get them separately.

Item # 145348 Colorful Seasons Bundle $54.00

Item # 144177 Wood Textures DSP Stack $10.00
I love this stamp set and die cuts.  So much so, I'll be showcasing them on the next couple of cards.  It's a must have...and I'm only showing it for one season.  Can't wait to use it next year for spring/summer.  If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Cardstock; Wood Textures DSP
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Early Espresso
Accessories: Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Circle Thinlits, Sponges, Brad and Stickles/Glitter

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Welcome Little One

Hi All,

Baby cards are the cutest to make and this stamp set makes it so easy!  How cute is this tent?


So many options here.  You can paper piece the tent with different paper prints or color it in with ink.  I kept the design simple and added in some different Washi Tape prints.  SU! offers a few different Basic Washi sets that coordinate in color and design making it so easy!  I kept mine neutral for my workshop, but can't wait to make pink and blue ones.

Item # 144776 Little One $16.00

Item # 145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits $30.00

Item # 144223 Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape $8.00

Item # 144221 Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape $8.00

Item # 144222 Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape $8.00
If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top righ-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Little One
Paper: More Mustard and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: More Mustard and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Washi Tape, Stitched Shapes Framelits, White Embossing Powder and Heating Tool

Playful Backgrounds

Hi All,

Today I'm using a stamp set called Playful Backgrounds. But...I think it actually steals the show and becomes more than just a background.


I love abstract art and I think that carries over into stamping too.  Abstract stamps allow you so much creative freedom.  I love how the stripes and circles work so well together.  The circles are embossed with Gold Embossing Powder to give them some pop.  I threw some sequins in to finish it off.

Item # 141920 Playful Backgrounds $16.00

Item # 109129 Gold Embossing Powder $5.00


Item # 138389 Sequins-Brights $200

This card photographed a bit dark, but it really is pretty and light with pinks and blues.  Love these colors together!  If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Playful Backgrounds and Hello There
Paper: Crumb Cake, Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Powder Pink and Bermuda Bay Classic Pads; Versamark Pad
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heating Tool and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Ruffled Goodness

Hi All,

Today I've got ruffles...in the form of a perfectly cute ruffled background.  I had seen this card by Lisa Curcio and just had to recreate it.


The Ruffle was created using the Ruffled Embossing Folder.  But, it isn't the only background on the card. The pink diamonds were made using some Embossing Paste mixed with a bit of Rose Red Reinker. Then using one of the Pattern Party Decorative Masks templates, I applied the Embossing Paste.  Very cool technique and the colors you could do are endless.  I felt like an artist mixing paint...lol!

Item # 141979 Embossing Paste $8.00

Item # 142808 Palette Knives $5.00

Item: 144103 Pattern Party Decorative Masks $6.00

The sentiment was made with the Lovely Words Thinlits.  Using the Layering Ovals Thinlets, you can create a frame.  Very cool!

Item # 143733 Lovely Words Thinlits $27.00

Item # 141706 Layering Ovals Thinlits $35.00

Lots to love about this card!  If you'd like to add any products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: None
Paper: Rose Red and Whisper White Cardstock; Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Rose Red Reinker
Accessories: Ruffled Embossing Folder, Lovely Words Thinlits, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Whisper White Satin Ribbon. Pop Dots/Stampin Dimensionals and Glue Dots

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Bike Ride

Hi All,

I love this set.  Yes, it has lots of pieces, and yes you have to stamp all of those pieces, but the pay-off is so worth it.  With this Build-A-Bike set you can create your own custom bikes.



My card is a CASE of this card by Katy Harrison.  I loved all of her luscious layers and the simplicity of the bike.  For me, bikes and polka dots are like peas and carrots.  They are both so perfectly feminine. I couldn't help but pair them up.

Item# 145314 Bike Ride Photopolymer Bundle $43.00
This is definitely one of those sets that you'll want to buy the Bundle.  It makes piecing everything together so easy and I love the 3-D effect that you can get from it. It's a must-have if you ask me :)

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Bike Ride, Gorgeous Grunge and All Holidays
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White Cardstock; Pop of Pink DSP
Inks: Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Build-A-Bike Framelits, Large Scallops Edgelits, Paper Piercer and Mat, Stampin Write Markers, Silver Brads and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Butterfly Bliss

Hi All,

Let's talk embossing folders.  We all have them and, if you're like me, you've got quite a collection of them.  I know you've used them to emboss your cardstock, but have you used them to stamp your cardstock?  I saw this technique used by Kim Jolley and just needed to give it a try.



It's such a simple idea and I had never really considered doing it.  Grab your embossing folder and open it up (I used the raised side). 

Item# 139304 Fluttering $8.50
Trim a piece of Watercolor paper to the size you'd like.  {I trimmed mine a little bigger so I had a little extra to trim for the sentiment after it was inked.} 

Item# 122959 Watercolor Paper $5.00
Get out your Sponge Daubers (you could probably use sponges too) and a couple of Stamp Pads.  I used Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide. 

Item# 133773 Sponge Daubers $5.00
I dabbed the whole face of the folder with the Lemon Lime Twist and then went over it with the Tranquil Tide. 

Item# 144086 Lemon Lime Twist Pad $6.50
Item# 144085 Tranquil Tide Pad $6.50

Spritzing with a bit of water will give it more of a watercolor look.  More water will wash out the colors, while less will leave more color.  You may have to experiment a bit.  Once spritzed, carefully lay your watercolor paper over the embossing folder and press.  I used a brayer, but it is not necessary.  Set aside and let dry.  It won't take too long.  The embossing folder and sponge daubers can both be easily rinsed and set aside to dry.

Item# 137360 Butterflies Thinlits $27.00
To finish it off, a butterfly was cut from the Butterflies Thinlits and backed with a piece of vellum.  I then stamped the sentiment on the trimmed piece of watercolor paper.  So pretty and I love the watercolor effect!

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Crazy About You
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock; Watercolor Paper; Vellum Paper
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Fluttering Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits Die, Sponge Daubers and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Fresh Florals

Hi All,

The Double Gate Fold is a card that looks quite impressive, but is so easy to make.  I've made a few over the past couple of months, but hadn't shared the technique with my stampin' group.  We finally got around to making one at my last workshop.



I chose the Fresh Florals DSP for this card, as the prints on both sides are a perfect accent to each other.  It takes the guess work out of choosing prints. This paper pack is also great, as it highlights the 2017-2018 In Colors.  I love the In Colors and this pack has 40 sheets of 4 different designs in each of the 5 different colors.  So.Many.Options.

Item# 144131 Fresh Florals DSP $22.00
For a tutorial on the Double Gate Fold, hop on over to Splitcoaststampers.  It's so easy to make and is quite the show stopper.

Item# 122334 Simply Scored $30.00


Item# 141705 Layering Circle Framelits Dies $35.00
If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Suite Sentiments and Bliss
Paper: Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White Cardstock; Fresh Floral DSP
Ink: Berry Burst Classic Pad
Accessories: Simply Scored, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels and Pop Dots/Dimensionals