Sunday, June 30, 2013

Zoo Review

After I take pictures of my cards I add them to my sales rack. If I have used the card in club or in a class I will have multiples to sell.


 Over the last month I have sold over 50 cards and I am running out of some of my categories so I am trying to fill my supply again. I am working on birthdays and on weddings because that is what I am lowest on. So here is another birthday card.

  • The card base is So Saffron CS.
  • I ran a Very Vanilla strip of CS through the Big Shot in the Chevron Embossing Folder(I have a cello bag for each color of CS and keep all my scraps to use on cards or for punch art)I ran a strip of Baked Brown Sugar CS through in the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and layered it over the Very Vanilla piece.
  • I stamped the giraffe from Zoo Review in Versamark onto Watercolor Paper and heat embossed it with Early Espresso Embossing Powder.
  • Using an Aqua Painter and ink I started on the sky(soft Sky and Pool Party) and grass(So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz) I then did the giraffe I used So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar.
  • I stamped the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Soft Suede onto a Very Vanilla scrap I punched the end with the tip of the Mosaic Punch, I did the same to a scrap of Baked Brown Sugar and Soft Suede I attaced them with an Antique Brad. I layered the image over the CS strips.
So one more card on the rack!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Stampin' Llamas are Hopping Again!

Welcome to our blog hop, we are small in numbers this time but I am sure there has been things you have pinned for inspiration.  You might have hopped over from Buffy's Blog and if you did I hope you enjoyed her blog as much as I do.

For our hop I decided to use the same floral stamp set on all of my cards, I decided on Secret Garden. So here are the cards I came up with.

For my first card I used Red, White and Black.


  • The card base is Whisper White CS, layered with Basic Black CS, then Real Red CS.
  • On a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" Whisper White CS I stamped the same flower over and over with Stazon. I started at the middle of the bottom and masked the flower as I stamped.
  • The sentiment is from Express Yourself, I stamped it with Real Red.
Card number #2 uses Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
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  • The card base is Baked Brown Sugar CS layered with Rose Red CS then Crumb Cake DSP,
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla CS I stamped three of the flowers from Secret Garden. I started with the largest flower and stamped it in the lower right corner using Baked Brown Sugar. Next I took the second largest flower and stamped it overlapping both sides of the large flower using Rose Red. On the other side of the second flower I stamped the lily, again overlapping using Strawberry Slush.
  • The sentiment is from Bring on the Cake stamped with Soft Suede, I layered it onto Rose Red CS and then onto Soft Suede CS. I then added it onto the card.
My last card uses Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Primrose Petals and Crushed Curry.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla CS layered with a piece of Rose Red CS that I ran through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder.
  • I stamped the flowers on a piece of Watercolor paper using Stazon.
  • I colored the flowers using Rose Red and Crushed Curry on the largest flower, then Primrose Petals and Chocolate Chip and the next largest flower and the lily I used Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral ink. I used an Aqua Painter to color them.
  • I layered it onto a piece of Chocolate Chip CS.
  • I punched a strip of Very Vanilla CS with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch and attached it to the bottom of the layered image.
  • On a scrap of Rose Red CS I stamped the sentiment from Blooming with Kindness with Versamark and then heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I ran it through the Big Shot and cut it out with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelit. I popped the sentiment up with Dimensionals.
I hope you found some inspiration for Secret Garden. Thanks for stopping by! Hop on over to Stephanie's Blog and check out her projects.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Lots of Thanks

Remember to check out the retired page I'll be adding to it from time to time.

Don't you love Washi Tape?  What a simple way to add to a card.



  • The card base is Whisper White CS layered with Calypso Coral CS, then Basic Gray CS.
  • I cut a Piece of Whisper White CS 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" Using the gray striped and the Calypso honeycomb Washi Tape from the This & That Collection I alternated the tape across the lower corner of the CS. Using Versamark I stamped a phrase from Lots of Thanks and then heat embossed it with Pewter Embossing Powder.
A simple card that was fast and easy and looks so much better in real life then in a photo.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I have added items to my retired page.

 I will continue adding items so check it often.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Faux Leather Simply Sketched

I like doing the faux leather technique, it is a fun look. If you would like to see some of the cards I have done in the past, here is a link.

    • The card base is Crumb Cake CS. 
    • I layered Pear Pizzaz CS and then Natural Composition Specialty DSP then wrapped Linen thread around it. I layered this onto the card base.
    • I cut tan fun foam with the Apothecary Accents Framelit,  I heated it with my heat tool until it began to shrink then pressed the stamp (inked with Soft Suede) into it.
    • I layered it onto a Pear Pizzazz piece cut with the same Framelit(fun foam does noticeable shrink) and added it to the card.
    • On a scrap of Crumb Cake CS I stamped a phrase from Teeny Tiny Wishes using Pear Pizzazz ink. I cut it out with a Framelit from the same set I used to cut the image. I sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and popped it up with Dimentionals on the card front.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tag It

I am running low on birthday card and I loved the lizard ion this stamp.

  • The card base is Whisper White CS layered with Pistachio Pudding CS then Melon Mambo that I ran through the Big Shot with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.
  • I used markers to color the stamp and then stamped it onto Whisper White CS I used Chalk Talk Framelits to cut the image out, I also cut a piece of Midnight Muse CS out with the same framelit.
  • I cut the Midnight Muse piece in half then added it to the Whisper White image with Dimensionals. I then added the piece to the card.
Now I just need to get making some more.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Zoo Babies

Zoo Babies is a fun set for "kid" cards!

  • The card base is Whisper White with the front embossed with the Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder.
  • On a piece of Whisper White I stamped some of the zoo images so that they were stacked on top of each others. I layered it on Tangerine Tango then Pear Pizzazz.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped a phrase from A Dozen Thoughts in Pumpkin Pie.
  • I love the new Magnetic Platform I was able to to cut all three pieces of cardstock at once with the Window Frame Collection Framelits and not one of them moved.
  • I layered the phrase in the same order as the image, I attached it behind the image and then added it to the cards front.
If you haven't bought Magnetic Platform you might want to add it to your Wish List. I love how it holds the Framelits so that they don't move. I know that post it notes hold them fairly well but i still had them slip sometimes. I think the new platform will solve that problem. 

Have a great day and stamp something!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Best Father

I CASEd this pin on Pinterest
The ribbon is Midnight Muse, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Silver Glitter paper. The ink is White Craft Ink. I used the 1 3/4" and the 2 3/8"  Scallop Circle punches as well as coordinating Circle punches. I cut the ribbon banners. The back ground is Baked Brown Sugar CS ran through the Big Shot in the Houndstooth Embossing Folder.
On this card I ran a piece of Crumb Cake CS through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and the lightly sponged Soft Suede Ink over it.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Million & One

I love the script in the new set "Million & One"! I decided to go with classy black and white for this card.

  • The  card base is Whisper White with a layer of Basic Black.
  • I ran a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot in the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (I ran a 4 1/4" x 51/5" piece of chip board through the Big shot with the 3" Circle Die to make a mask for my Embossing Folders. I use it in place of the top plate when dry embossing it leave me a sooth area to stamp on).
  • I stamped the thank you phrase from Million & One with Versamark and stamped it on the smooth circle on my card front. I heat embossing it with a mixture of Black Embossing Powder and Dazzling Diamonds.
I hope you like how it turned out as much as I do.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pure Gumption

I just got my first order from the New Catalog! I also have today off from work so I get some time to play with new things!

Here is the last of the Graduation cards that I made this year,
Here are the directions for the fold.
Grad Cap Card

  • Cut paper 4 1/4" x 9 3/4"
  • Score at 5 1/2"
  • Add Diagonal Plate
  • With short side at the top, score diagonally from the 2 1/8" mark, turn card over and score again from the 2 1/8" mark forming an X over the 5 1/2" scored line.
  • Fold along all scored lines
  • At the top of the card mark the center (2 1/8")
  •  With the paper timer cut from the 2 1/8" mark to the first scored line on both sides forming a point.
For Whisper White lining

·         Cut 4" x 5 1/4"
·         Mark the center at the top of card then mark 2" down the side of the card from that end cut from center mark to each 2" mark forming a point.
·         Layer inside of card.
·         Cut a 2 3/4" square.

Make tassel and add to card, stamp as desired
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