Monday, August 25, 2008

Crazy For Cupcakes

I am so loving this stamp set. It's so sweet. I saw a pop up card somewhere and have been wanting to make one. I thought this set might work nicely, however cutting out those little cupcakes was quite a chore. The card base is 3.25 x10.5. It was made to fit a specific envelope that I have on hand. I was also crazy enough to think I could make 25 -30 of these for our friend Lynne's class this year. She is a teacher and she gives her students a card on their birthday. Unless she wants to cut out 50 stacks of cupcakes and color them, maybe we'll go with something else.
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper: WW, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Real Red
Accessories: Oval Nesties, Beads, Ribbon, Birthday Embossing Folder

Friday, August 22, 2008


It's great to have Beate back with her weekend sketch challenges. The timing couldn't have been better because my new stamps came in today too and I finally got a chance to just play instead of working.
I have been working on wedding invites, thank you cards and name cards for a friend. We've enjoyed working on them together but making 75 wedding invitations, thank you cards and 120 name cards has become a little tedious. We are also working on welcome back cards for a principal to send to the teachers at her school. Once all these projects are complete I will post them.

Back to the card for Beate's weekend sketch challenge. As soon as I finished this card my daughter decided she would give it to her friend for her birthday today. Oh well, I guess I'll have to make another one. Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Small Sayings ( sentiment)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink, Real Red DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Black thread, Ribbon

Saturday, August 9, 2008

IC140 Inspiration Challenge

Today's challenge can be found here
Stamps: Artfully Asian
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, WW
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Black Stazon
Accessories: Circle Nesties, Pretties Pearls, Clear EP, Brayer, Ribbon

New Color List for 2008-2009

I was browsing Maryjo Albright's blog Beauty Lies Within and came across her list of picks for the next season. Since I am very visual I decided to take this list a step further and I created a color chart for her picks. I know it will come in handy especiall y during a creative dry season. Feel free to use it if you like and check out Beauty Lies Within for more great ideas.

Friday, August 8, 2008

LSC180 Missed U Lunchnote

Today's challenge was to create an ATC card ( Artist Trading Card) measuring 3.5 x 2.5. The theme of the card is to let a loved one know you are thinking about them throughout the day. The only person away from home right now is my son's girlfriend and she happened to post an I miss you message on my facebook yesterday. She is so sweet and thoughtful. So I'll be giving her this card when she gets back. Stamps: So Very, All in a Row
Paper: Pink Passion, BB, WW
Ink: Black Stazon, Craft White
Accesssories: Square Nestities, Fine Cosmo Glitter, Chipboard Letter, Ribbon

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another Double Challenge

Today's challenge was to use bling on our card. I decided to use yesterday's sketch as well. I'm not sure what I was thinking in adding glitter to the Touch of Nature images. I started out with the glitter covered butterfly and thought why not use the flower as well and add some glitter to the centers. The butterfly image was inked with versamark, then black Stazon and then stamped onto vellum. I then sprinkled some heat and stick powder and finally the Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter.

Stamps: Touch of Nature

Paper: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, WW, Vellum

Ink: Black Stazon, Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, Old Olive

Accessories: Orchid Fine Cosmo Glitter, Heat and Stick Powder, Dew Drops

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Double Challenge

Today's color challenge is to use the 2007-2008 In Colors. I also combined it with yesterday's technique challenge Square Spring Card. I used a pieces of 41/4 x 81/2 Ginger Blossom Cardstock for the base. Ruby Red was adhered to the bottom base of the card and to the top portion of the square. I used a hole punch to punch holes in the corners and threaded some ribbon through them. Dew drops were adhered with Aleene's Jewel-It glue. This glue adhere everything and anything.

Stamps: Embrace Life

Paper: Ginger Blossom DP, Ruby Red, WW

Ink: Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon

Accessories: Petite Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, Hole Punch

Monday, July 28, 2008

TLC179 New Technique - Blintz Base

The Blintz Base technique is today's technique challenge. It is an origami type fold. It reminded me of a quilting pattern and so I thought a baby card would be very fitting for this technique. I really like how it turned out and I'll have to try it again.
I added chocolate chip to the top and bottom of the designer paper before folding it to give it some more dimension and contrast.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Paper: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Berry Bliss DP, WW
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Star Punches, Brads, Button, Nesties Rectangles

Saturday, July 26, 2008



The Inspiration challenge today is to make a card inspired by a website. I chose Stef's Ingenious Inkling blog for my inspiration. I love her colors and design.

The baroque motifs image was embossed on whisper white and then the background was sponged with pretty in pink. I then cut it out with a plastic fiskars template (does anybody use those anymore???) The flower is from stitched exotics. The leaves are cut from a punched out flower. The next layer is a whisper white cardstock that was sponged with tempting turquoise. Celebrate is stamped on pretty in pink and punched out with the tab punch. Happy birthday cuttlebug embossing folder used for the background.

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Stitched Exotics, Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Black

Accessories: Flower Punch, Tab Punch, Plastic Fiskars Template, Flower brad, Hobby Blade

Friday, July 25, 2008


Limited Supply Challenge 178
A Birthday Card with the following:
4 layers or less
No embellishmenents, except ribbon
No Markers, crayons etc
Limited use of punches
I also decided to use this week's sketch challenge for this card. Stamps: Pun Fun, Birthday Whimsy(sentiment)
Paper: Soft Sky, Western Sky DP, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon

Thursday, July 24, 2008


Today's challenge was to use the negative. I used a nestibilities die to cut out the the Soft Sky cardstock. The sentiment is stamped on the Soft Sky as well and a Oval Nestabilities die cut frames the sentiment. Flowers were stamped and punched out and then adhered with dimensionals. I also decided to use all the In colors for 2007 in this card . The card base is River Rock. The next layer is Wild Wasabi. Then the Soft Sky. Flowers are Groovy Gauva, Purely Pomegranate and Blue Bayou. Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Ink: Groovy Gauva, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Nesties Scalloped Oval, One of Kind Flower Punch,

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Tutorial On SCS - Joy Fold Card

I've been having a bit of a creative dryspell. Every card I've attempted has not made it to the finish line.
Beate's new tutorial on SCS has hopefully brought about a turnaround. Here's the link to the Joy Fold Tutorial Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue, Summer Picnic DP, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Petite Scalloped Circle Nestibilties, Piercing Tool, Gingham Ribbon, Dew Drops, Ribbon Charm

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

SC183 Card Sketch Challenge

I got some advice a while back "stamp first , sleep later". It was one of those sleepless nights, so the stamps came out. It was great to see the sketch challenge posted so early. Now for some ...zzzzz....

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Short and Sweet

Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Old Olive, Summer Picnic DSP

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red

Accessories: Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Die Cut Blooms, Brads

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

CC173 Color Challenge Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery

I combined this challenge with yesterday's Pouncing Chalks Challenge. I think this technique has become my favorite, I wish I had tried it sooner.

The Paisley background and the flower and bee image from Bloomin' Beautiful were all stamped in versamark and pounced with chalks. The pounced black chalk on the bee image gives it a fuzzy look, it makes it look very realistic.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Paisely Background, Fancy Flexible Phrases

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark, Celery, Black and Rose Red Chalk, Black Stazon

Accessories: Petite Circle Nestabilities, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Vellum Circle Tag

Monday, June 30, 2008

TLC175 Pouncing Chalks

This was a great challenge. I have never done this technique before. The flower image and the weathered background were both stamped in versamark. I then used Q-tips to color the image and the background with chalks. The En Francais background on the Groovy Gauva was stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. I decided to make this a birthday card as we are celebrating 3 birthdays in the next week. Stamps: Live Your Dream, En Francais, Weathered, Small Script(Sentiment)
Paper: Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Groovy Gauva, Ruby Red
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Chalks
Accessories: Oval Nestabilities, Hodgepodge Hardware, Ribbon, Large Oval Punch

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Double and Triple Challenge

It's been a busy week so I've combined the challenges from Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I also combined Saturday's Inspiration challenge with Wednesday's Sketch Challenge. The State Fair Bedding inspiration piece shown here fit really well for the sketch challenge.

Triple Challenge TLC174, SC182, LSC174 Stamps: One of a Kind

Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Berry Bliss DP, Whisper White

Ink: Stazon Black, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink

Accessories: Brads

Double Challenge SC182, IC134Stamps: Stitched Exotics, All in a Row

Paper: Whisper White, DP, Chocolate Chip, Real Red

Ink: Craft White, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Square Nestabilities, Ribbon, White EP

Friday, June 13, 2008

WSC52 Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

I've come to some self realization through this blogging exercise. I'm slightly obsessed with Nestabilities and frames. Though this card does not contain a Nestabilities frame, it does have a frame with a flourish from the Frames with a Flourish Stamp Set and of course one side of a Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle. The largest Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle die was not quite large enough to mat the En Francais Background. Therefore, the flower was strategically placed to help cover the area where the Scalloped edge ended. I might have to look at getting some Long Rectangle Nestabilities.

I also really like the Fresh Cut Set. I decided to just use a portion of the background stamp from the set by using markers to color the flowers and leaves in the lower right hand corner and then punched it out with 1 3/8 inch square punch and adhered it to my frame. (It was trimmed slightly to fit better inside the frame.)

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Frames with a Flourish, En Francais BG

Paper: Celery, Black, Pink Passion, White

Ink: Stazon Black, Celery, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Accessories: Nestablities, Piercing Tool, Flower, Brad, 1 3/8 Square Punch.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

WT170 Picture This - Sweet Olivia

Today 's Ways to Use It challenge on Splitcoast was to use a picture as part of the project. I looked over on my shelf and there was this birth announcement that I made last weekend for one of our Pastors. I made 40 of them and was so busy that I didn't even upload it onto my blog. Well, today was the perfect opportunity. The card had to be fairly simple as I knew I would be making 40 of them. Even though this card looks simple cutting and embossing the pink frame took a great deal of time. The picture was also cut out with the largest Oval Nestalities and then trimmed to fit behind the frame since cutting it out with the corresponding Oval Nestablities left an embossed edge around the picture and was not very esthectically pleasing.

Stamps: Bundled In Love, Bundle of Joy, I'm Here (inside card)
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Ribbon, Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. Now that I've upload my card it's time to get ready for Wednesday's Card Group. My groupies should be here anytime.

Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Real Red, Bashful Blue, DSP Pumkin Pie, Whisper White, Pumkin Pie
Ink: Real Red, Pumkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Piercing Tool, Dew Drops

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Color Challenge - Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron

I 've wanted to create an acetate window card for a while and here it is. I took an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 whisper white piece of cardstock and cut out a window with the rectangle Nestabilities. I then cut out and embossed a frame that was two sizes smaller than the window from the so saffron cardstock. The so saffron frame was adhered to the inside of the card. Another frame was cut out and embossed with scalloped rectangle Nestabilities and adhered to the outside of the card. Finally, adhered the acetate onto the inside of the card. The balloons were stamped on whisper white cardstock and cut out and then adhered to the inside of the card.

Stamps: Birthday Whimsy

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Regal Rose

Ink: Real Red, Regal Rose, So Saffron

Accessories: Nestabilities, Acetate, Dimensionals

Monday, June 9, 2008

Divine Design BVC08

The Divine Design Challenge is to create a card on the 8th day of each month where the focus of the card is a Bible Verse. The verse can be stamped, hand written or computer generated and added to any project you wish to create. This challenge was created by Lori Craig on Splitcoast Stampers to help in memorizing Bible Verses throughout the year. Here's the link to the Divine Design thread

Stamps: A Light unto My Path

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


I'm finally back and feeeling a lot better since I've now had two sessions of massage therapy. The YC weekend left me in excruciating pain. I pulled a muscle in my neck on the very first night and it was not from dancing or shaking my head. I happen to be seated in a row all by myself so everyone made my row the walkway. Somehow (probably because I'm not 19 or 29) I pulled a muscle in my neck as I turned to let everyone pass through. Anyway, I'm glad to finally be feeling better. Thank God for massage therapy and a very good therapist.

I also just received my Fresh Cuts Set and the notes. I think it may be my new favorite. Here's what I came up with for the color challenge this week. I like Blue Bayou, Soft SKy and Real Red together. Great color combo.
The frame around the main image was created by cutting ou the center witha hobby blade and a ruler.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts
Paper: Fresh Cuts Note, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Real Red
Ink: Blue Bayou, Real Red
Accessories: Flower Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Dew Drop, Hobby Blade

Friday, May 23, 2008

WSC49 Simple Wedding

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge

Short on time today. Lots to do before I head out with the kids this evening to YC, my first time ever. I'm really looking forward to the speakers, in particular John Bevere. I'm sure worship with all the bands willl be great too. Been a long time since I've been to any sort of major concert. After three days of YC my body will quickly remind me that I'm no longer 19 or even 29 for that matter. I've gotta save my energy for tonight so it's a quick and easy wedding card for the challenge today. Considering it only took half an hour to make, it turned out quite well. Sometimes simple is best.

Stamps: Together Forever

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Textured Going Gray

Ink: Going Gray, Stazon Black

Accessories: Pretties Kit, Ribbon, 2 inch Circle Punch

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Birthday Card for Marco

Thursday's SCS challenge for ways to use it is to create a masculine card. Marco's birthday card that I've been working on fits the bill.
Mickey was cut and embossed with the Mickey Cuttlebug Die and Embossing folder in Basic Black. I then cut and embossed his face in Blush Blossom. His face was cut out of the Black diecut and the Blush Blossom was placed in behind. I then colored his nose, lips and eyes with markers. Mickey's pants were also cut and embossed in Real Red and then glued onto the Black diecut.
As were his shoes and buttons.
The Tempting Turquoise cardstock is an 8 1/2 x 11 folded in half.

Stamps: In the Stars
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Summer Sun, Whisper White,Disney Paper
Ink: Summer Sun, Real Red SU Marker, Black SU Marker, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Black Ribbon, Cuttlebug Cut And Emboss Mickey, Cuttlebug

A Birthday Invitation!!!

Last week, I received this card from my cousin, Lisa. It is an invitation to her son Marco's first birthday. Marco fell in love with Mickey on their recent trip to Disneyland. The party is going to be a Mickey theme. As you can tell from the picture he's a really happy little guy, always smiling.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday Makeover - Andrea Walford

This card was made for Andrea Walford's Monday Makeover Challenge. The challenge is to makeover a card using Stampin' Up products only. Today I chose to makeover a card by Julia Stainton. She makes some of the most beautiful and unique cards I have seen. You can view her original card here.
Also be sure you check out her blog
There is so much great info on her site.

Stamps: In the Stars, Nursery Necessities

Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Whisper White

Ink: Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, Pretty in Pink, Black SU marker

Accessories: SU Ribbon, 3/4 inch Square Punch, Pewter Hardware

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #48.

I thought that the friendly flowers set would be a great set to own. I've found that it's been quite challenging to create a card with this set and wanted to rename it Not So Friendly Flowers. I've tried on a couple of occasions and was quite disappointed. Beate's sketch this weekend may have just made it possible. Beate's challenges have been great in stirring up my creativity. Check out her blog here

I started by making my own designer paper with all three flower images. The dots around the tempting turquoise were made with the fine point of the chocolate chip marker and the piercing tool template. The chocolate ribbon goes all the way around the turquoise cardstock and comes out underneath the punched out flower and through it.

Stamps: Friendly Flowers

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Choclate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Really Rust

Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Craft White

Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Circle Punch, Piercing Template, Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Grid Technique - Baby Quilt

I really like the grid technique. It makes for a nice background. I've had this idea to do a baby quilt card for a while and this technique really adds to the card.

Stamps: Nusery Necessities, Canvas BG

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose

Ink: Craft White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Black Stazon

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Piercing Tool, Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle, White EP

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Technique - Grid Pattern

Today's new technique on SCS was the grid pattern. I don't own a scor-pal, but this technique can also be done on a fiskars paper trimmer with a bone folder.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Canva BG

Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Going Gray, Old Olive, Purely Pomegranate, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Bone Folder, Ribbon, Dew Drops, Dimensionals, White Signo pen, Aquapainter

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Just the recipe for this card today.I'd much rather be stampin but.. it's going to be a busy day. Stamps: In the Stars
Cardstock: River Rock, Blue Bayou, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Blue Bayou
Accessories: Large and Small Star Punch, Brad, Ribbon, Piercing Tool, Dimensional

Monday, May 12, 2008

WSC47 and CC165

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge 47

This week I thought I would try two challenges in one card. It proved to be more of a challenge than I thought, the colors just didn't seem to work for me. The highlight of this card came when Peggy from PaperworksCo. came to my door to drop off my order, just as I was taking a picture of this card. So before I took the picture I thought to add some of the dew drops she dropped off and even that didn't help this card. Oh well, here it is anyway. Not everything works out the way you envision it. Stamps: Friendship Blooms, Fancy Everyday Phrases, Paisely BG
Cardstock: Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Lovely Lilac, Craft White
Accessories: Ticket Corner punch, Nestabilities, Primas, Brads, Piercing Tool, White Pen, White SU Ribbon, Lilac Marker, Dew Drops

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Andrea Waldorf"s Stampin' Up Monday Makeover

Andrea Waldorf, is a Stampin' Up demonstrator in Ontario, Canada. This week she started her new weekly blog schedule and Monday night's challenge is to make over a card using Stampin' Up products only. Great idea Andrea!!! I chose to makeover a card made by Lori Craig. You can view Lori's original card here

Stamps: Stitched Exotics, Riveting
Cardstock: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Whisper White
Ink: Green Galore, Pink Passion, Summer Sun
Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Fine Cosmo Stampin Glitter in Rose Pink, Piercing Tool

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Technique - Diorama Card

This challenge proved to be more challenging than I thought. I really wanted to use the Touch of Nature stamp set and incorporate a sponged landscape background. Cutting out the little bird took a great deal of patience, but finally here it is.

Stamps: A Touch of Nature

Cardstock: Textured Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White

Ink: Old Olive, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Night of Navy, Going Gray, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Scalloped Oval and Oval Nestabilities

Saturday, May 3, 2008

IC126 Scrapbook Inspiration

This week's Saturday Inspiration Challenge is to make a card that is inspired by a scrabooking page. A fitting challenge for National Scrapbooking Day.

This page was made last year and it is one of my favorite pages. The colors were inspired by the picture of my niece, Olivia, my favorite little girl. She was about 2 1/2 years old in this picture. It's hard to believe she'll be 4 years old this September. Here's the card inspired by the scrapbooking page

Stamps: Polka Dot and Paisley, Riveting, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Pixie Pink, Craft White
Accessories: Circle punches, Ribbon, Button, Piercing tool, White Uniglo Pen

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

CC164 - Basic Pomegranate Sky

My first SCS color challenge. It turned out better than I thought it would.
Stamps: Always
Cardstock: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, PoPurely Pomegranate, Versamark
Accessories: Black EP, White EP, Small and Large Circle Punches, Piercing tool , Brads

Friday, April 25, 2008

WSC45 Nursery Necessities and Nestabilities (Masking with Nestabilities)

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #45

The star was punched out with the large star punch and matted on black cardstock. Initially, I glued down the star to a piece of white cardstock. The star on the white background looked very stark, so I thought I would sponge the background to bring all the colors together. I used the Nestabilities rectangle to mask off my white cardstock and sponged it with the three colors, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise. I also like how it left the white border; a little extra dimension. See pictures below for masking with the Nestabilities die cut. Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Apricot Appeal Designer Prints, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery, Stazon Black, Versamark
Accessories: Nestabilities Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle, Large Star Punch, Clear EP, Sponges, Ribbon, Piercing Tool

Masking with the Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Watercolor

Our ladies group had a great speaker in this weekend from Master's Commision in B.C. Holes Green house donated some beautiful hydrangeas. It inspired me to get out my Bloomin' Beautiful stamp set out and finally do some watercoloring this week. I am longing to see something out there bloom, especially since we got hit with snow this week and cold temperatures. I am remaining hopeful that Spring is just around the corner, we saw about 25 beautiful robins in our trees yesterday.

Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful, Fancy Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Almost Anythest, Elgant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, (Watercolor Paper)
Ink: Almost Amythest, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Ribbon, Aquapainter, Brads (SU)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Special Thank You

This card was inspired by Dannie Graves on SCS. I loved her idea of adding primas to a stamped image and creating a blossom. I "built a brad" with the small blossom from the Embrace Life set. Stamps: Embrace Life, Short and Sweet Sentiment
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Build-a-Brad, Nestabilities Rectangles, Ribbon

Monday, April 7, 2008

WSC42 Nursery Necessities

I'd much rather be stamping today, but it's finally time to get to the taxes, I really can't put it off much longer.
Stamps: Nursery Necessities, In the Stars
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink Prints Pack DSP, Michael's Striped 12x12
Ink: Wild Wasabi, White Uniglo Pen
Accessories: Circle Punches, Corner Rounder, Ribbon