Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I put this stamp set on my wish list when it came out last July, I finally bought it last month. This card was one of my "Card Buffet" cards(you can come over every Tuesday and stamp cards ate $2 each to make, make as many as you would like), I made this as a Birthday card but the sentiment could(and was) change for any occasion.
  • Card base is Marina Mist, then each layer is 1/4" smaller then the last, in order- Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Whisper White.
  • The flowers are two step stamping. First layer was Marina Mist second layer Not Quite Navy. The stems are Old Olive.
  • My phrase is from Petite Pairs, one of my favorites to use, I stamped it in Not Quite Navy.
  • I used a Daffodil Delight marker to "dot" the flower centers.
I love the blues and yellows together!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Word Play

I love the Well Worn DSP!
  • Card base is Very Vanilla CS with a front of Not Quite Navy CS with a 3 3/4" x 5" of Well Worn DSP.
  • The phrase from Word Play was stamped onto a strip Of Very Vanilla in NQN.
  • A piece of Island Indigo(coordinates well with NQN) ribbon was tied around the CS.
  • Two pearls were colored with sharpies, first orange and then brown came the closest to Cajun Craze.
  • The Very Vanilla CS was layered onto a strip of Not Quite Navy CS then added to the card.
This is a fast and easy card to make and shows off the Well Worn DSP.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Perfectly Penned Christmas(Really called Hand-Penned Holidays)

So have you heard that there is a Stampin' UP! Extravaganza going on until Nov 30?
Plenty of savings email me for the complete list. kath@fire-sprinkler-design.com
This card was a fast and easy card.
  • Card base is Whisper White CS
  • Front of Real Red CS
  • 3 3/4"x5" Whisper White CS the top 3" was run through the Big Shot with the folder Stripes.  Merry Christmas from Perfectly Penned oops the stamp set really is Hand-Penned Holidays was inked up in Real Red and stamped onto the flat part of the Whisper White, I piece of Real Red Taffeta Ribbon was tied just where the strips ended and the flat part began.
  • I stamped the image from Welcome Christmas on Whisper White (I had a scrap with Shimmer Frost sprayed on it, it made the Real Red not so Real Red) I punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle punch and layered it onto a Real Red Circle. I added it to the front of the card.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Turtle & Co

We finished all the Wedding Celebrating this past week end with an Open House in California.  Sadly my laptop cord got a short in it and it took until yesterday afternoon to get a new cord. So my blog was neglected.

Today's card was from my weekly Card Buffet and uses the stamp set that is the Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set. It is call Turtle and Co.
  • The card base is Naturals White with a front of Old Olive, the bottom half was debossed with the Starburst folder.
  • I colored directly on the stamps with Marker and stamped the onto Naturals White CS. I then lightly colored the images with ink and a Blender Pen.
  • I used two phrases from Petite Pairs stamped in Old Olive.
  • Image is layer onto Island Indigo and again on Calypso Coral.
So the wonderful ladies that I Blog Hop with did a Christmas card swap, I will be taking pictures of them and posting them so that you can get wonderful ideas for Christmas cards.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One more Free MDS down load & Celebrate Today

Stampin' UP! is offering one more free down load so hurry on over and get it. Down loads can work with programs other then My Digital Studio.
http://mydigitalstudio.net/profiles/blogs/bonus-one-more-free-download

Today's card Uses Hello Doily and  Perfectly Penned. . .

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Rich Razzleberry.
  • The card front has Hello Doily stamped with VersaMark on two diagonal corners embossed with White Embossing Powder.
  • I used the Ovals die and the Big Shot to cut two layering ovals one from Whisper White and one from Rich Razzleberry, over it is a banner of Whisper White stamped with Celebrate Today in Rich Razzleberry.
  • Two Rhinestones were colored with Sharpies and added to the ends of the phrase.
I hope you enjoyed today's card it is one from  Open Stampin Tuesday. On Tuesdays I have a variety of cards that you can come and make. Cards are $2 each and you can make as many as you would like.

Monday, November 7, 2011

25 & Counting and Peek- a- boo frame

I'm back! Saturday was a wonderful day! It was my 28th Anniversary and the day that my daughter Jamie got married.  Saturday started with a snow storm, as we drove to the wedding we passed wreak after wreck, I was worried about the safety of the guests that were coming but all arrived safely.  It snowed the entire time we were inside for the ceremony but as soon as we came out the snow stopped. It was chilly taking pictures outside in several inches of snow but I think we had some lovely shots.  My daughter wanted to serve hot cocoa with mix ins and donut holes and cookies for her reception so the weather was perfect for that!  Everyone one seemed to enjoy themselves. . .

The wedding is over, unfortunately I was so busy with everything that I didn't take pictures of everything myself, so I will have to post later the things I did stamping on for the wedding when we get the proofs from the photographer.


On to the card. . .


  • I use Naturals white for the base of the card with a piece of  Holly Berry Bouquet DSP on the bottom half of the card.
  • I cut a Peek a boo frame out of Wild Wasabi CS and added it above the DSP.  I stamped Noel from Many Merry Messages (masking the edges) under the flap, in Cherry Cobbler.
  • I stamped day 25 from the 25 & Counting stamp set in Night of Navy with Cherry Cobbler on the 25 onto A scrap of Whisper White CS and punched it with the 1" square. I layered it onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler punched with the Postage Stamp punch then layered it again onto a Scallop Square of Whisper White and added it to the Peek a boo frame.
  • I added a Rhinestone to the star above the manger.
Have a great day, and go ahead and stamp something!
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