Friday, December 28, 2012

Vintage Verses

So my box from Stampin' UP! came yesterday and I was able to spend some time in my stamp room. Here is one of the cards I made.
I used products from the main catalog as well as from the Spring and Sale a bration catalogs.

  • The card base is Naturals White with the bottom ran through the Big Shot with one of the folders from  Delicate Designs Folders then the bottom was cut with the Large Scallop Edgelit.
  • I ran a piece of Pretty in Pink through the Big Shot in the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder(carried over to the Spring catalog) I layered it on a piece of Lucky Limeade.
  • I stamped the phrase from Vintage Verses(Sale-a-brations) in Island Indigo onto a piece of Naturals White and cut it with a framelit in the Hearts a Flutter set.
  • The flags were cut from Tea for Two DSP using framelits from Hearts a Flutter and Itty Bitty Banners.
  • The Brad is my favorite from the Vintage Brads.
There it is my first card back from about a month of no stamping. I hope you are as excited as I am for the new year and the new catalogs.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I started a part time job a couple of months ago and for the month of December it has been full time plus some! Sadly as you can see my blog has suffered. I do have a week off and a box coming tomorrow. I should soon have things back to normal and posting fairly regular again, please continue to be patient. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Swaps

This card came from Stephanie Osgood.
This card is lovely in its simplicity. The Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake are lovely together.

This card came from Buffy Cooper and uses the same stamp set and Framelits as the first card but gives a totally different feel.

Whisper White, Midnight Muse and Silver so elegant! (You have to tilt your screen just so or it looks black not blue)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Swap from Linda

these cards came from my friend Linda Wicks.

The top card is 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" the bottom was a cute 3" x 3" bonus.
Linda used Daydream Medallions for the cards and Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Whisper White.
Linda shared these cards in our last blog hop you can read her post here.

I hope you enjoyed seeing her cards, I enjoyed receiving them!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Santa's Pants

My club met today and this is what we made:
As a Christmas Gift to you here are the directions.

  1. Cut a 12" x 12" strip of Real Red, Riding Hood Red or Cherry Cobbler CS with the Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die. Line the top edge of the CS so that it lines up just below the decorative edge so that it stays a straight edge.
  2. Cut a 12" x 1/2" strip and a 1/2" square of Basic Black CS for belt
  3. Cut a 3/4" square of Brushed Gold CS for the belt buckle.
  4. Cut two 1/2" strips of RR, RHR or CC CS for suspenders.
  5. Cut a 12" x 1/2" strip of Whisper White, run it through a Crimper. This will be the trim at the bottom of the pants.
    • Center the Basic Black square in the center of the Brushed Gold square. Wrap the Basic Black strip around the top of the box then center the squares over it in the middle of the front.
    • Wrap the Whisper White strip around the bottom of the box and don't for get to add the black line to form pant legs.
    • On the front and back side of the Treat Box draw a straight line down the middle with a Basic Black marker.
    • Build Box
    • add the Real Red suspenders to the box, attaching the ends on the inside of the box.
    • Fill with treats.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Collection Framelits

Kathe Deck sent this card as her swap, she shared this on our last blog hop. You can find more info on her blog.

Check out Kathe's blog post.                                 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Swap from Susan!

My friend Susan Horr sent this card I love all the Gold! Here is what she used.

  • The card base is Brushed Gold with a front of Whisper White
  • Next a layer of Brushed Gold
  • Gold Embossing was done on two Whisper White panels she used the stamp sets, Ornament Keepsakes, Daydream Medallions, Greetings of the Season.
  • The Ornament is popped up with Dimensionals over the medallion.
I love how this card turned out.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes

Remember this card from this post? I made it again but changed up the colors.

  • The card base is Real Red, the front is Whisper White sprayed with Frost Shimmer Paint spray, ran through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder.
  • If you watched the video I plainly changed the fell of the card. I used Real Red with the En Francais  stamp and Gumball Green on the Ornament Keepsakes ornament.
  • I layered the image on Gumball Green.
These cards work up real fast and are fun to make.

Here is a non stamping project that I have just finished working on.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Lodge

Before I start showing our swaps I wanted to share this card. Sadly my photos rarely do justice to the cards I show.

  • The card base is Cherry Cobbler with a front of the DSP Candlelight Christmas.
  • I sprayed a piece of Early Espresso CS with Champagne Shimmer Paint spray the stamped the tree from Christmas Lodge with Versamark and heat embossed it with Pewter Embossing Powder. I layered it on Garden Green.
  • On a strip of Very Vanilla I stamped the phrase from the same stamp set with Versamark and heat embossed it with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder that had a bit of Dazzling Diamonds mixed in it to add some sparkle to the card. I snipped the ends of the strip and then sponged the edges with Cherry Cobbler Ink. and popped it up with Dimensionals.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 16, 2012


So my blog hopping buddies and I swap cards as well. Here is the card that I sent out. We usually send 4" x 5 1/4" fronts, without even thinking I made full cards :).

  • My card base is Real Red CS.
  • The front is Whisper White CS that was ran through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder but first I inked up the folder with Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Ink by directly pouncing onto the inside of the folder, it made a subtle shimmer/glimmer between the flowers.
  • I stamped the Heart of Christmas stamp with Versamark on to Real Red CS and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I then cut it out with the Window Frame Framelit, I popped it up on the card frount with Dimensionals.
  • I added two of the largest and two medium Rhinestone to make it sparkle.
I be showing the swaps I receive so that you ca enjoy them too!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Lodge

Here is a card I CASEd from Pinterest sadly even though I thought I had pinned it it seems I didn't.

  • The base is 4 1/4" x 8" folded at 5 1/2", the small side was ran through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. I cut a strip of Early Espresso CS and punched it with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch I adhered it to the inside of the front piece.
  • On the inside of the card I used Early Espresso CS sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Paint Spray, cut at 4" x 5 1/4". Very Vanilla cut at 3 3/4" x 5" CS I stamped the tree from Christmas Lodge with Versamark and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder. I sponged Crumb Cake around the tree to make it stand out.
  • On the the front on another piece of Very Vanilla CS I sis the house the same as the tree. I layered it on Early Espresso CS that had been sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Paint spray.
  • I cut the two smallest snowflakes on the Snow Flurry Bigz Die in Very Vanilla CS, layered them on each other and added a Large Pearl to the center an layered it on the front of the card.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Llama Fall-idays Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Llama Blog Hop, if you are here before 7 pm mountain the others may not have posted(I have a scout round table at that time and auto post didn't work last time).  You may have arrived from Kathe's Blog and I am sure you were inspired. If at anytime you come across a broken link you can find your way with links from our Home Blog.

My first card is a semi-CASE of a card from the Holiday Catalog(see page 7)

  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations Card Stock  that was run though the Big Shot in the Holiday Frame Embossing Folder and then lightly sanded.
  • On a scrap of Whisper White I stamped the the oval from Joyous Celebrations in Cherry Cobbler, then punched it out with the Wide Oval punch. I stamped the mistletoe from the same set at the top of the oval in Gumball Green and added the smallest of the Pearls to it. On another scrap of Whisper White I stamped the bow with Cherry Cobbler and and hand cut and popped over the mistletoe and then popped the oval up with Dimensionals in the center of the card front.
  • The phrase was stamped in Gumball Green on Whisper White and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelite. I curled the ends with a Bone Folder and added it to the card.
My second card uses Winter Memories.

  • The card base is Real Red with a front of Whisper White that was run through the Big Shot in the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.
  • I stamped the image with Stazon onto Watercolor paper and colored it with Ink and an Aqua Painter. I layered it onto a piece of Real Red and layered it onto the card front.
I hope you enjoyed my cards, your next stop is Linda's blog

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Snowflake Ornament

I made this a couple of months ago and then forgot to post it, but here it is now.

  • I cut four of the largest snowflakes out of the Silver Glimmer Paper.
  • I folded each of the snowflakes in half then glued them together to make a 3 dimensional snowflake.
  • A piece of bakers twine was used as a hanger

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winter Memories

I saw this card and had to CASE it. I only made very slight changes.

  • The card base is Crumb Cake with a front cut in the same color. I stamped the image from Winter Memories in Midnight Muse and then ran it through Big Shot in the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder. I sponged the edges of the front with White Craft Ink.
  • I attached a strip of Midnight Muse ribbon to the bottom of the front then a strip of Very Vanilla CS with the phrase stamped in Midnight Muse. 
  • The snow flakes are the smallest ones from the Snow Flurry Die, one in Very Vanilla and one in Siver Glimmer Paper I centered a Rhinestone on it.
  • The front was popped up with Dimensionals on the card base.
I hope that you have a great day and find some time to stamp.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Seasonal Sayings

  • Card base is Cherry Cobbler the front of the card was ran through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty folder. I used the new Stampin' Dazzle Marker in gold to dot the centers of the flowers it is really pretty in real life.
  • I stamped the phrase from Seasonal Sayings in Versamark on Very Vanilla CS and heat embossed it with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. I cut it out with the Apothecary Accents Framelit and sponged the edges with Lucky Limeade Ink.
  • I cut a piece of Candlelight Christmas DSP with another Framelit from the same set. I added it to the base and the popped the phrase up with Dimensionals.
I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stampin' UP! News

Have you heard the news? For a limited time Stampin' UP! is selling some of their stamps as singles.  Here are some links if you would like to check it out.
Single Stamps:
"Word Play"
Perfectly Penned
Seasonal Sayings 
Assortment #1(new)
Assortment #2(new)

I received an email from Stampin' UP! this morning here is part of what it said:
Three big things are happening on Monday, October 29 that you and your customers will not want to miss!
  1. For 24 hours only, almost every stamp we sell will be reduced 15 percent! We’re calling this the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular, and the goal is to sell more stamps in a single day than ever before. Even better, we are going to give you prizes for working with us to reach that goal! Learn more about this fun event on the Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular page in the Promotions section of the demonstrator website.
  2. Our weeklong celebration of Digital Scrapbooking Day begins, and you and your customers can get FREE downloads and 50 percent off digital kits! Check out on Monday for details.
  3. You voted for it—you got it! The winning project kit will be announced AND available starting October 29. Look for information about the kit and how to order it on Monday.  
So look for more later!

I had the day off today so I was able to make some cards as soon as I take pictures I will be posting them.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Moving Forward

I needed a baby card for my Card Buffet so this is what I came up with.

  • The card base is Whisper White with the lower third embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder.
  • I colored the stamp of the boat from Moving Forward with markers and stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White and then cut it out with the Windows Collection Framelit. I layered it onto a Gumball Green CS cut the next size up. I added a Vintage Trinket brad into the lower curve off the Gumball Green CS.
  • I layered the image onto a square on Daffodil Delight CS that was layered onto a square of Marina Mist CS then added it to the front of the card.
  • I stamped the Welcome, baby from Petite Pairs in Marina Mist on a scrap of Whisper White and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch, I sponged the edges with Gumball Green then added a strip of Linen Thread to hang the phrase from the brad.
I hope you like this card, have a great day and go ahead and stamp something!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Can You Name This Stamp Set?

Here is a card from my upcoming Card Buffet- I always have two cards that are retired stamps and paper.
Does anyone know the name of this set? I bought the set at a yard sale for $4, sadly it wasn't labeled.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Heart of Christmas

I had to try the Shaving Cream Technique with Christmas colors, this is the last card I made with this technique :).
  • The card base is Real Red, the front side of the card was ran through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder.
  • I did the Shaving Cream Technique on Whisper White CS using Real Red and Gumball Green Re-inkers. I cut it out with a Window Frames Collection Framelit. (I lopped off the bottom curve)
  • Using Versamark I heat embossed the stamp Heart of Christmas in Gumball Green on Vellum CS, it was cut out the size down from my background.
  • I colored Rhinestones with a red sharpie, one was centered in a Faceted Button and added at the top and three were placed under the phrase.
  • The base of the image was wrapped with a Gumball Green Ribbon and then it was added to the card base.
I hope you enjoyed viewing the last few blog entries, have you tried this technique yet?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shaving Cream Technique Baby Card

Here is a baby card the uses the Shaving Cream Technique.

  • The card base is Wisteria Wonder
  • Re inkers for the technique are Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder.
  • I used Versamark to stamp the feet and phrase from Baby Prints and then heat embossed with Melon Mamba. I then cut it with the Labels Framelit and layered it onto Whisper White.
  • I made the bow with Marina Mist Taffata Ribbon and then pinned it with a Safety Pin from Vintage Trinkets. Hanging from the pin are three tags punched from the swirled scraps on has the word baby on it stamped in Marina Mist.

Friday, October 12, 2012

October Club Cards

So I started a new job this week thus the lack of posts. I'll do better next week.
This month for club we did the Shaving Cream Technique, these are the cards we made, a halloween and a Thanksgiving.  The Technique is as follows.

Shaving Cream

Fill your container with shaving cream.   Use a wooden stick to smooth it out a bit.
Add several drops of each of your re-inker colors to your shaving cream.
Mix shaving cream and re-inker in a swirling motion.
Continue to mix until you like the design/swirls you see
Press your cardstock into the shaving cream. Make sure the card front is completely coated.
Pull cardstock out of the shaving cream.
Lay another piece of cardstock on top of the one covered in shaving cream. Press together, then pull apart. giving you two shaving cream coated pieces of cardstock.   This will give you two shaving cream coated pieces of cardstock.
Take a paper towel and wipe away the shaving cream in a swirling motion.
Let dry.
Finish your card. Either layer an image on top or stamp directly onto the background.

  • The card bases are More Mustard.
  • The DSP used to make the flags is from Howlstooth & Scaringboone.
  • I used More Mustard, Tangerine Tango and Cajun Craze reinkers for my swirls in my technique.
  • For the Halloween card the Frightening Feline was stamped with Versamark onto the swirled glossy paper and heat embossed with black. the image was cut with the Window Frame Framelit on layered onto Basic Black CS cut the next size up. The eyes don't show well in the photo but they are rhinestone colored green.
  • The Thanksgiving card has a phrase from Seasonal Sayings stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso. It was cut with the Apothecary Accent Framelit and layered onto Early Espresso CS.
I hope you have fun with this technique!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Masking French Foliage

I hope you enjoyed our blog hop! We had fun doing it.  I was playing around the other day with Masking these are the cards I made.

  • The card bases are Naturals White. I used a large torn post it note to mask the base.
  • On the top card I sponged Perfect Plum on the lower card Perfect Plum and Daffodil Delight.
  • The leaf from French Foliage was stamped with Elegant Eggplant. Om the lower card a leaf was stamped on a scrap of CS then cut out after it was cut out it was pressed into Versamark and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I popped it up with Dimensionals.
  • The phrase from the From My Heart set and was stamped on a scrap of Naturals White with Elegant Eggplant, it was the cut out with a Apothecary Accents Framelit. I sponged the edges with Elegant Eggplant Ink then popped it up with Dimensionals.
So what do you think, Monochromatic or Eggplant and Daffodil?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hopping again- Fall-i-days Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Yes we are hopping again, last month we covered Fall and Halloween and this month we are still covering Fall as well as Thanksgiving. If at anytime you come to a broken like you can find us all here. We officially start at 8 pm Mountain so if you are here earlier then that some of the blogs might not be up and running so make sure you check back.

You may have come from Jackies wonderful blog but if you are just starting here that's OK too.
 Here are the cards I made for this hop.

  • The card base is Naturals White, I thought the colorful flecks worked with our theme.
  • I stamped the truck from Countryside with Stazon onto Watercolor paper. I colored it with Ink and an Aqua Painter. 
  • I layered it onto to colors I pulled from the colored image, Gumball Green, Cajun Craze and So Saffron.
Next another triple layered card..

  • Cutting directions can be found here.
  • The CS is Very Vanilla and Cajun Craze.
  • I stamped images from Countryside on my layers in Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and Soft Suede.
  • The water colored image is from Harvest Blessing stamped with Stazon and colored with Ink ans an Aqua Painter.
  • It is cut with the Apothecary Accent Framelit layered onto Cajun Craze CS cut with the Labels Framelit.

And the last one uses the technique that we will be doing this month in club (Sorry for the crooked picture).

  • The base on this card is Naturals White. 
  • The phrase from Pursuit of Happiness was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in Early Espresso.
  • The back ground paper for the image is Glossy White that has the Shaving Cream Technique done in Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Tangerine Tango. The image from Harvest Blessing was stamped onto it with Versamark and heat embossed in Early Espresso. The image was cut with the Labels Collection Framelit and layered onto Cajun Craze CS cut the next size larger.
So there you have it my fall colored as well as themed cards, let me know what you think.  Now head on over to Buffy's blog and see what she has made. I think you will like what you find.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Holiday Hedgehogs

I know from time to time I have mentioned that my kids breed and raise hedgehogs, they are the cutest little animals. I know this is from a retired set but it is one I will hang onto.

  • The card base is Wild Wasabi. I used Versamark and heat embossed the Merry Christmas from Come to Bethlehem in Cherry Cobbler.
  • I stamped the image on Watercolor Paper with Stazon and colored it with Ink and an Aqua Painter.
  • I punched the image out with the 2 1/2" Circle punch and layered it onto a 3" Circle cut with the Big Shot. I popped it up on the card front.
I think it is cut and it was simple to make.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Holiday Ornament Framelit(how fun are these?)

I found this a video from Connie Stewart and CASEd her card changing the color to Marina Mist. We will be having a class on October 23 to make these. Email me if you are interested in attending, there are a few spaces left.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Postage Due

A couple of the ladies that come over to stamped came the other day. They made this card.
The directions for the card layers are in this post.

  • The base and stamped layers are Very Vanilla.
  • The mats are Not Quite Navy.
  • The colors of ink used are: Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy and More Mustard.
  • The sentiments are laying on the cards not yet attached the are from Petite Pairs and fit in the 1" Square Punch that layers onto the Postage Stamp Punch. I think I will sponge the edges when I decide what phrase to use.
These cards are fun to make.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Big Shot Ornaments

With the Ornament on the cover of the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog these have become the rage. I am doing two class on request from that cover.  These I made just for fun. No stamping involved.
I really think a tree done in these colors would be fun! As you can see I love Champagne Shimmer Paint spray with Early Espresso! I also love the new Champagne Glimmer Paper. I used the Naturals DSP Stack as well as the Naturals Composition Specialty DSP. I used a sharpie to color the Pearls copper.
Supplies Used:
Holiday Ornaments Framelits
Delicate Doilies Sizzlits
Designer Rosette Bigs Die
Circle Treat Cups
Large Pearls
Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Early Espresso Bakers Twine
The DSP stated above
Champagne Glimmer Paper
Champagne Shimmer Paint spray
Early Espresso CS
Scalloped Tulle Ribbon

I think the ornament made with the Framelits would make a great package topper!