Wednesday, April 30, 2014

More retiring sets

I would advise getting the Hello Doily background stamp before it retires, this is so nice and easy for a big background. Will love and keep mine as long as I am stamping. I used various ink colors on Whisper White with the sentiment from Chere Amie (the French version of the Hello Friend set, also retiring).  

Operation WH Cards

The theme at Stars and Stamps blog for Operation Write Home's midweek throwdown is for a masculine Thinking Of You card. Supplies are retired Stampin' Up. The other cards (except for the Christmas one which is for later) will go into my next box for the troops.

Dogwood Blossoms

Fabulous Florets stamped in Soft Suede and colored in markers to look like dogwood blossoms. So Very Grateful sentiment in Old Olive, Very Vanilla card base.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ex Libris

A quick and easy card if you don't mind cutting out the flower and leaves. Ex Libris background stamp in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla. Fabulous Florets colored in markers. Both stamp sets are retiring.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Merry Monday Word

For the Merry Monday challenge to use Christmas words as the focal point, I used all SU supplies except for the Martha Stewart punch. 

Birthday Wishes

Combining the Viva la Verve sketch challenge and the Five on Friday color challenge of Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay (I subbed Coastal Cabana), and Pear Pizzazz. Supplies used: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Strawberry cardstocks. Hearts A Flutter and So Happy For You stamp sets, Doodle jumbo wheel, white embossing powder and markers, button and twine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Secret Garden

More from the Stampin' Up! retiring list (click on Show All and it will display everything in alphabetical order in pictures).
Square Lattice folder (my most used and favorite) with Hello Doily, Secret Garden flowers and sentiment.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Retiring List

The Stampin' Up! retiring list is out and I am sad to be losing so many of my favorite floral sets. I will be sharing some cards with these this week starting with Papaya Collage here and the sentiment that is from Fabulous Florets. For the CASology challenge with a garden theme. Easy one layer card.

Monday, April 21, 2014

By The Seashore OSW

10 One Sheet Wonder cards using Stampin' Up!'s By The Seashore and Bring on the Cake stamp sets and By The Sea wheel. Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Poppy Parade cardstocks. This is a standard recipe for the OSW template that I had printed out ages ago, I think from Splitcoaststampers. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sweet Moments

Two challenges today. First the Dynamic Duos colors #99 of Black, Razzleberry with an option of gold, and the second sketch from Just Add Ink.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold, Basic Black cardstock and razzleberry retired dp and ribbon,, Happy Day stamp set and old filigree decorative brad. Tulip Frame folder and scalloped edge border punch also used.


I had some vintage embossed onion skin writing paper that I used for the front of this card, it is so delicately textured and pretty. Stamped the smile sentiment from Happy Day and used the punched Flower Shop blooms that were embossed in white on vellum and colored with markers on the reverse side. Whisper White card base. Almost all Stampin' Up! except for the stationery. Layout is from a previous Sketchbook Saturday challenge.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Have a Happy Easter

I wish you all a very happy and blessed Easter this weekend.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for sentiment (some retired). Crosses of Hope stamp set.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Petite Petals

I love the Petite Petals stamp set and punch, it is so easy to work with. The first card is a very simple one where I used the flower stamp repeatedly in Espresso ink for the background. Apothecary Art and framelits dies for the sentiment with espresso baker's twine.
The second uses the Hexagon die with Summer Starfruit and SAB designer paper and Petite Petals.
The third stamp was a Goodwill find that I had to have since this is my favorite Psalm. Whisper White cardstock with Framed Tulips embossing folder and baker's twine (non SU).

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friends Never Fade

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Hardwood background stamp in Baked Brown Sugar and Espresso ink, Friends Never Fade for sentiment, Petite Petals and coordinating punch, leaves Sizzlits die for greenery.
 We spent a wonderful week on Oahu, best vacation ever! We stayed in Waikiki Beach half of the time and the other half on the North Shore. Visited Pearl Harbor, somewhere I have always wanted to go and pay my respects. Hiked to the top of Diamond Head for a beautiful view of the island (picture above). Ate way too much but did so much walking it almost balanced out. You may be seeing some tropical inspired cards coming up since I am still feeling the aloha spirit!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New box for OWH

I just started a new box for April to go to the troops at Operation Write Home's card drive. Here are a few using various Stampin' Up! supplies.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring Cleaning!

WAY overdue in my stamp room clean-up. I would have posted some before pictures but I was too embarrassed. Yes, it was that bad. I still have a way to go but I did get my window shelf neatened up a bit. I removed all of my SU markers from their plastic cases and put them in a silverware organizer, Copics are in a wine rack. Punches organized by most used status, buttons and doo-dads will go into glass jars, picket fence planter will hold my completed cards.
I worked on sorting all of my designer paper pieces and scraps of cardstock this past week and have made quite a lot of progress. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Rainbow Butterfly

This is quick, clean and simple one layer card, perfect for mailing. Everything is Stampin' Up!
Swallowtail butterfly embossed in white and colored with markers- Lavender Lace, Bliss Blue, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red and Basic Gray. Sentiment is from Happy Day.
The first pic is card closed, the second is the card before it was folded.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

My favorite Psalm

This is my favorite of all of the beautiful Psalms. I get such comfort and inspiration in the knowledge that every day is a new beginning to be rejoiced in. The sentiment is from ODBD's Happy Birthday set and is for the Operation Write Home and Our Daily Bread Designs challenge to use insects.
I had this piece of rainbow brayered (on glossy) cardstock in my misc. paper box. I think the wheel was called something like Bugs and Blossoms, the die cut butterfly is Memory Box.

Bunny Ears

This is for my sister who is famous for biting the ears off of everyone's chocolate bunnies at Easter. She forgot to cover her tracks the first time she did it and it didn't take our Dad long to figure out who the culprit was. She was the only one of us with a big space between her teeth. After this Sherlockian discovery, she would bite it and then shave off the edges with her bottom teeth. We tease her about this every Easter!
I cut an oval card from Baked Brown Sugar and white embossed it with the old jumbo Doodle wheel, Easter Bunny in Chocolate Chip embossed in Espresso, Ears To You from SU single stamp, rose from Artisan Embellishment kit, lace is non SU.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Day

Stampin' Up! Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, and Whisper White cardstocks, So Very Grateful and Happy Day stamp sets.
For the Clean and Simple sketch and the Color Throw down challenges.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Embossed Swallowtail

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Swallowtail embossed in white and colored with markers (Banana, Apricot, and Mustard). En Francais background stamp in Crumb Cake. Button and white twine to embellish. Sentiment from Sweet Centers.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fabulous Florets

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Sketch #218 for Operation Write Home's challenge, Greenhouse Gala designer paper, Fabulous Florets stamp set, Naturals brads, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White cardstocks. Flowers colored in markers, inked edges in Soft Sky and Celery.