Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Bloom

Whisper White card base with the new hostess set Bloom With Hope and Happy Watercolor sentiment. All Stampin' Up!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Bakery Treat Tags

My sister in law bakes tons of homemade goodies so I made a variety of treat tags for her packaging using various stamping supplies. Creatively Yours set is by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Memorial Day sketch

Sketch is from the Operation Write Home challenge. Various supplies and cardstocks were used along with Stampin' Up! special edition stamp from 2001.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Food

For this week's Merry Monday Challenge with the theme Christmas Food. Paper is Stampin' Up!'s Fall Flowers on a Real Red Base, hearts die, red baker's twine. Stamp is a really old one from my Christmas box of mixed stuff.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fusion challenge

For the Fusion card challenge I used all Stampin' Up supplies of retired dp, Flower Shop stamp set with pansy punch, scallop border punch, Very Vanilla and Basic Black cardstocks, Itty Bitty Banners stamp set for sentiment.


The first card is for two challenges- the Stars and Stamps sketch and Merry Monday Christmas to use flowers. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
The second card is a case of this cute little card from Liz Weber of Craft Queens (Aus.) using various stamps that I had in my stash of stuff. For Operation Write Home. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Birthday Bloom

For the Curtain Call challenge, I used the chevron and hot pink colors as my inspiration point for this card. Stampin' Up! supplies used were Bloom With Hope, arrows embossing folder on Whisper White, Candlelight Christmas dp, markers, and half pearls to embellish.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Mojo Monday #346 sketch using new Stampin' Up! supplies of Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, and Tangelo Twist with the hostess set Bloom With Hope.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Merry Mojo Monday

For the Mojo Monday #345 layout and the Merry Monday Christmas card challenge of seeing stars.
All supplies are Stampin' Up! Christmas Candlelight paper (now on sale in the Clearance Rack section), red glimmer paper, rhinestone and star punch. Red narrow ribbon Celery and Espresso cardstocks, sentiment from retired All Year Cheer.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

New SU hostess set

New Stampin' Up colors of Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow with the hostess set Bloom With Hope. I'm not particularly in love with any of the new colors with the exception of Blackberry Bliss. Am looking forward to the new blendable markers though. As always there is something for every taste in the new catalog. My favorites are two of the background stamps, one a large corner floral and the other a pretty floral lace pattern. Looking forward to being able to order them in June!

Card from my son

This is the card that my son made for me for Mother's Day and it filled my heart with joy. He waited until I went to bed last night and assembled all of the ingredients and planned out a design. My absolute favorite part of this was when I went down into my stamp room this morning and saw just what went into this and the beautiful mess that he made making it. It made me cry. To see that he stamped the sentiment numerous times and used the oval punch until he had it perfect, using computer paper to practice so he wasn't wasting cardstock. Arranging and re-arranging the layout until he had something that he liked, mixing and matching color combinations, trying different ribbons, measuring one of my cards for the proper size. You could see all of the careful planning in the evidence left behind and it made the card all the more precious to me. He laughed when I told him this and said it's good to know that I think it is so wonderful when he doesn't clean up after himself :)
Happy Mother's Day to all of the moms out there! Hope your day is filled with love and joy.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Patriotic Celebration

I found this sweet patriotic paper by Americana while I was bopping through Ben Franklin Crafts yesterday. The other side is all fireworks, perfect for a Fourth of July card. Made a couple of pinwheels, one from a 3" square and the other was an inch and a half with buttons in centers. Embossing border folder, Celebrate Everything stamp set embossed in Cherry Cobbler and Shimmery White cardstocks are all Stampin' Up! Red baker's twine to embellish.  

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bloom With Hope

All new Stampin' Up! Two new colors shown here- Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon. Bloom With Hope stamp set, antique brad, Arrows and Woodgrain embossing folders.  For the Mojo Monday sketch challenge . Stars and Stamps challenge to use flowers.

Embossed Birthday

Some more cards for Operation Write Home, they have a call for birthday and thank you cards going on. Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder was used for first group, hexagon thinlits die used for bee cards, image was from an image swap so I'm not sure of maker.
I'm anxiously awaiting my new SU catalog, due to arrive sometime today. I'll be back tomorrow with a sample for you from the set that I pre-ordered.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Birdhouse Birthday

Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Cool Caribbean, Gable Green, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango. Sentiment from Up, Up, and Away. Cuttlebug birthday embossing folder and Martha Stewart bird punch. Inspired from a Hallmark Easter card that I received this season.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

So Very Grateful

A challenge combination of the OWH Stars and Stamps sketch #223 and the Sunday Stamps color challenge of Black, Coastal Cabana and Melon Mambo. Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set colored in markers.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Birthday Wishes

For the Clean and Simple #291 sketch. Not sure of the name of this Stampin' Up! retired set, it was in my box of "to be completed" projects.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Burlap Gingerbread Man

For the Merry Monday challenge to use a gingerbread person. All supplies are Stampin' Up!

By the Tide

For the Pals Paper Arts color challenge of Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, and Real Red and the Stars and Stamps (OWH) sketch and thinking of you/masculine card challenges.
 Stampin' Up! By the Tide and Peaceful Petals stamp sets, retired shells wheel, naturals ribbon and mini brads. Non SU bubble embossing folders and die frames are Spellbinders.