Thursday, July 31, 2014

Colorful Corner Garden

Corner Garden is my favorite new stamp from the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I used the new Blendabilities markers to color, the butterfly is from Papillion Potpourri, the bee from retired Bloomin' Beautiful, the sentiment from Wetlands.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

OWH sketch 235

For Operation Write Home's sketch 235 I used all Stampin' Up! supplies. I did not add a sentiment on the outside or inside because I liked that you can turn this either way and it still looks good.
Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink cardstocks with some retired SAB paper, Flower Patch stamp set, mini silver brads and white taffeta ribbon. 

Flower Shop Soiree

For the Mojo Monday sketch I used all Stampin' Up! supplies: Pistachio Pudding and Brushed Gold cardstocks, Gold Soiree paper, Flower Shop stamped on vellum in Versamark and embossed with gold power, leaves are from the new Flower Patch, retired rhinestone brad.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Spider Webs

Some more Halloween cards for Operation Write Home. The first uses SU web and tulip frame folders and spider stamp from Out On A Limb. The second batch is the Frankenstein made from various punches in Gable Green and Orchid.

Stampin' Buddies

It's has been a bit harder lately to find some free time to stamp due to our new Corgi puppy, Rocket. Love this little guy! I have to totally wear him out with a game of fetch before I bring him into the stamp room. Desie, the black lab mix is fairly new to the household, we got her from Jim's Mom in May.

The first card uses SU's Tangerine Tango cardstock with the Autumn Harvest pumpkin that was colored in markers and popped up on dimensionals. The black swirl is a retired thinlits die. Paper is by Authentique.

The second card is on Pool Party with clouds sponged in matching ink and partial sentiment (tiful) is from the new Flower Patch set. Boo! and ghosties are by Recollections.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

OWH Halloween cards

A few more cards for Operation Write Home using Recollections stamp set and Authentique paper. The first card is this week's sketch challenge.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Soiree Flower Patch

Stampin' Up! supplies: Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral cardstocks with Gold Soiree paper, Flower Patch paper. Filigree brad with non SU brad center. Flower Patch bloom was hand cut and layered with dimensionals.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

trick or treaters

Stampin' Up! retired jumbo Halloween wheel in black with brayered lavender and Ballet Blue for sky. Card base is Brushed Silver stamped with the new background stamp I Love Lace. Sentiment is by Savvy Stamps and fence is a Martha Stewart punch.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Softly Colored Garden

This card was so hard to get a good photograph of, it is much prettier and softer looking in real life. Stampin' Up Corner Garden was embossed in white and shaded with Pearlescent shimmery chalk pastels (not SU). Sentiment in Strawberry Slush is by Hero Arts.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quilt Squares

Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla cardstock with various retired Halloween papers cut with the 3/4" square punch and older SU sets. Embossed pumpkin border by Tim Holtz. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pastel Corner Garden

Stampin' Up! Corner Garden embossed in white and then colored with markers. Shaded with chalk pastels.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Batty For You

Stampin' Up! cardstocks of Basic Gray, Black, Apricot, and Sahara Sand. Bat stamp is from Wicked Cool. Sentiment and tree die is Memory Box.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Booglie Spooks

All Stampin' Up! Stamp sets: I Love Lace for background, Booglie Eyes, and Toxic Treats. Swiped Pumpkin Pie ink pad over the Whisper White card base that was cut out with and oval die for the "window".

Batty For You

Two more Halloween cards for today. The first uses House Mouse image, Memory Box sentiment, Martha Stewart designer paper. Doodled edges with fine tip black marker.
The second card uses Stampin' Up! Halloween washi tape from last season, Mark's Finest Papers sentiment and ghost trick or treater on Shimmer White, Basic Black, and Pumpkin Pie cardstocks.

Early Halloween

I know it seems early for Halloween but I wanted to get some of this theme done before the August 31st Operation Write Home deadline. The first is a tag using an older SU chipboard with Basic Black cardstock, some metallic stickers, a Halloween sentiment stamp embossed in copper with copper ribbon and cording.
The second is a grouping of random stamp sets, mostly Stampin' Up!

Monday, July 7, 2014

July Mojo

For the Mojo Monday sketch challenge #353. Stampin' Up! supplies Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio cardstocks, SAB designer paper with Petal Parade and I Like You stamp sets.

Sunday, July 6, 2014


More Virtual Card Making challenges from the Operation Write Home blog.

The first called for making a colorful background which was created with the new Flower Patch set from SU.

The second was for "critter" cards. I made five using a retired SU set and Jersey Shore paper.

The third was red, white and blue birthday using retired SU.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Virtual Card Making Party

If you are taking a break from the weekend's Fourth of July festivities, stop by Operation Write Home's Virtual Card Making Party to join in the challenges to make cards for our nation's heroes who help to preserve our freedom.
The first card uses Stampin' Up's Travel Post for the challenge to make a "travel" card.

The second was for a red, white and blue Christmas card using Ornament Keepsakes and Peaceful Wishes.

The third called for three different types of embossing, folders were Cuttlebug Birthday and SU Lattice Squares and Polka Dots. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

His and Hers

For the Virtual Card making Party to make a his and hers card using the sketch provided. In Color 2013-2014 designer paper pack in Brown Sugar and Strawberry Slush. The Open Sea and Flamingo Lingo stamp sets. 

Hexagon Hive Flower

Stamped Flower Patch blossom with Calypso Coral ink, leaves in olive. Hexagon Hive thinlits die cut with Gold Soiree paper. I Like You hostess set for sentiment.
This second card is for the thank you card challenge at Operation Write Home's Virtual Cardmaking Party going on for the holiday weekend.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Glitter and Lace

All Dressed Up framelits with silver glimmer paper, sentiment from Flower Patch, I Love Lace background stamp in craft white on Basic Black, Basic Gray card base.