Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Today's card uses two Sale a bration items (one more month to get free items with $50 orders before shipping & tax)

  • Card base is Very Vanilla with the front embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder, 1/4" was cut off the front and a 1/2" of Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB) was added to the inside of the the card back.
  • The image is from From the Fresh Vintage stamp set (SAB) was inked with Lucky Limeade and stamped onto Naturals Ivory CS, it was re-inked with Poppy Parade and stamped onto a scrap of the same paper. I cut out the flowers with paper snips.(When I remake this card, and I will, I will color the smallest flowers with a marker when I stamp it the first time and only cut out the 3 largest flowers) and popped the lager ones up with Dimensionals and the smaller ones with balled up mini glue dots. This was layered onto Poppy Parade then onto Lucky Limeade CS. 
  • Thanks is from Thank You Kindly and was inked with Poppy parade and stamped onto another scrap of CS and then punched with the Decorative Label punch, layered onto a Lucky Limeade label, this was added behind my image piece so the the Thanks shows. The image was then added to the card front.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Last Swap

I am having camera issues but hope to have it taken care of by tonight.  So for the last card from our swap I am going to send you to my friend Buffy's blog. http://buffycooper.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/easter-beagles-and-hearts-for-mom/ Kathe made this card. I hope you enjoy it.

Don't forget to check out my upcoming classes they are listed under the classes tab(who would have thought of that, huh?).

Friday, February 24, 2012

Check out my Classes Tab

I added all my upcoming classes as well as some photos, let me know if you are interested in signing up for any classes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A few more Swaps

This card was made by Margaret
Stamps: Rue des Fleurs
Inks: Stazon
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment
Other: Big Shot, Stripes Embossing & Designer Frames Embossing folders, Ink & Blender Pen, Modern Label & Wide Oval Punch Taffeta Ribbon

This card was made by  Marsha
Stamps: My Friend
Ink: Stazon
Paper: Calypso Coral CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Other: Big Shot & Adorning Accents Edgelits, Blossom & Boho Blossom punches, Mini silver Brad

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gold & White Wedding

This card uses 3 different stamp sets.

  • The card base is Whisper White cut at 4 1/4" x 11" folded to make it the standard 4 1/4"x 5 1/2". The front was stamped with En Francais inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
  • The Vellum CS over lay is 4" x 5 1/4" an image from Elements of Style was stamped with Versamark and embossed gold. It is attached at the top to the front with 4 mini glue dots. A Whisper White Ribbon is knotted around the front covering where the glue dots show through the Vellum CS.
  • Using the Hearts Framelits a heart was cut from Brushed Gold and a second smaller one from Whisper White.
  • Mr & Mrs from Tiny Tags was inked with Versamark and stamped onto the smallest heart and embossed gold, then it was attached to the Gold Heart. the Hearts were attached to the Whisper White Ribbon with a scrap of wire edge ribbon I had in a scrap box

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Designer Cuts

SO this week end one of my nieces is getting married, I got a message on Facebook from my brother last week inviting me, so I made a quick card. The stamp set(I will never get rid of this one) and DSP are retired, but I love the Card Set from the new Occasions Mini called Designer Cuts.

The heart on the inside was cut out with the Framelits that are also in the Mini. The cards come in Very Vanilla with Blushing Bride envelopes, but if you don't use Blushing Bride in the card just switch them for a Very Vanilla one.  This card uses Blushing Bride CS. on the inside.

I love the laser cut details of the cover heart!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sale a bration Card

I had fun with the Double Z fold card that we made in club I had to make another one, The DSP and one of the stamp sets are from the Sale a bration catalog.

Stamps: Elementary Elegance, You're a Gem & Tiny Tags
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Versamark, Soft Suede & Poppy Parade
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Curly Label punch, Very Vanilla Velvet Ribbon (retired), Simply Scored & Key

I will probably add Happy Anniversary to the inside.

The card base is 5 1/4" x 12"  scored at 2", 4", 8" & 10".

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day/Single Awareness Day

Here is the Double Z fold Valentine's Day Card we made for Club

Stamps: P.S I Love You & Elementary Elegance
Paper: So Saffron & Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake & Real Red
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Glittery Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heart Framelits, Big  Shot, Curly Label punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Simply Scored

The card base is 5 1/4" x 12"  scored at 2", 4", 8" & 10".

Monday, February 13, 2012


My Friend Stephanie made this interlocking heart card.

Stamps:Take it to Heart  & Loving Thoughts
Ink: Baja Breeze & Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Whisper White & Blushing Bride CS, Red Glimmer Paper, Twitterpatted DSP
Other: Big Shot & Hearts Framelits, Small Heart punch, Dimensionals.

Buffy made this card and it is her fault that I bought the stamp set :).

Stamps: Bordering on Romance & Petite Pairs
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo & Crushed Concord
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade, Crushed Concord, Melon Mambo & Whisper White CS, Cheerful Treat DSP
Other: Big Shot & Labels Framelits, Corner Rounder & Small Oval punches

Sunday, February 12, 2012

More Swapping

This card came from my friend Patti.
Stamps: Outlined Occasions, Take it to Heart
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler CS, Red Glimmer paper
Other: Big Shot and Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Heart to Heart, Postage Stamp. Scallop Square and Small Heart Punches, Cherry Cobbler Polka Dotted Ribbon, Chery Cobbler Dazzling Details.
Linda sent this CAS card.
Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Paper Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla CS, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake
Other: Big Shot and Framed Tulips Embossing folder, Curly Label Punch, Pearl Jewels

Friday, February 10, 2012

Swapping Again

This swap came from my friend Stephanie Osgood, she used the A la Carte stamp set Easter Dove.  It is on the last page of the Occasions mini.

Ink: Versamark
Paper: Whisper White and Blushing Bride CS, Twitterpated DSP
Other:Big Shot. Labels Framlites, Adorning Accents embossing folder, Stampin' Pastels, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Frost Shimmer Paint spray.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Turtle & Co

Wow, we have been being sick at my house!  I got it first and can I say I don't remember ever being this ill ever.  The fevers of 102 really just wiped me out.  I am slowly getting back to normal, but my husband and both sons are still in the midst of it.

This is a fun get well card and $3 from every set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities so when you buy the set you really are helping others!

  • Card base is Always Artichoke with a front of Pear Pizzazz(retiring soon so stock up).
  • On the Pear Pizzazz front about 1" from the bottom I stamped the phrase using Always Artichoke. After stamping I ran it through the Big Shot in the Houndtooth Embossing folder, I think it gives the feel of a turtle shell.
  • I stamped the turtle on Watercolor Paper with Stazon.  I colored the image with Ink and an Aqua Painter using the same two greens as the paper. I used Baja Breeze as the shadow to keep the turtle from just floating on the paper.
  • I added small googly eyes over the stamped eyes as a fun detail. The image is layered on Always Artichoke.
I hope all of you are well and that no catches what we have here at my house!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Swapping Again

My friends and I are swapping again! the first card I received was from Robin Cosca.
Here is her supply list.
Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB), P.S. I Love You (Occasions Mini)
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette
Other: Heart to Heart, Large Tag, Extra Large Tag punches 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cute As A Bug!

It has been fun pulling out retired sets and using them again, as a demonstrator it seems that we spend so much time planning for events(ans that requires current sets) that often sets that we loved sit unused.  I am lucky two of my neighbors as well as good friends have been customers of SU for almost as long as I have.  I borrowed sets from them as I was making cards to fill my order for our local store that is carrying my cards.  This Valentine uses the set Cute as a Bug.

  • The card base is Real Red.
  • I cut a piece of Regal Rose with the Label Framelit and then ran it through the Big Shot again with the Starburst embossing folder. I cut a piece of Glittery retired DSP with a smaller Framelit and with the next size smaller I cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS.
  • With Stazon I stamped the Spider on the piece of Very Vanilla CS, underneath it I stamped "Be Mine" in Real Red.  
  • I added a small black heart from the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, then I added a small heart punched from the Silver Glitter paper, to make it pink I actually sponged Cherry Cobber on it.
Framelits and Embossing Folders add so much to a simple card.