Santa’s List

Santa is checking his list, and checking it twice…have you been naughty or nice?  Ha!  I bet you’ve been…nice!  I have been wanting to play with the Santa’s List set from Stampin’ Up! for several weeks, and I finally got a chance. 
This card was created for challenge #169 from The Paper Players blog.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Santa’s List; Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Pear Pizazz; Whisper White; Season of Style DSP Stack
Ink:  Soft Suede; Early Espresso
Accessories:  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies; Circle Card Thinlit Die; Sponge; Markers; Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds; Two-way glue; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Trim; Stampin’ Dimensionals


Simply Sketched

This sweet simple card is for my granddaughter who is turning 17 this week.  Where has time gone?
I used an aqua painter to pick up ink from my ink pads to create the background behind the bird then sponged around the edge.   The tag was embossed and then sponged. 

Supplied (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Simply sketched
Paper:  Early Espresso, Tempting Turquoise; Crushed Curry; Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry; Black – Stazon; Tempting Turquoise; Rose Red; Old Olive
Accessories:  Brads; Crochet Trim; embossing folder; punch; Big Shot; Stampin’ Dimensionals; sponge; aqua painter


The Open Sea

I couldn’t sleep last night so I thought I’d make a quick card – ha!  Three and a half hours later I finally finished this card! 
The Open Sea stamp set is a great set to make a  masculine card. I didn’t want to use plain Twine, so I crocheted it to look like a chain!

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  The Open Sea;  Coast to Coast; Word Play; Old World Map
Paper:  Night of Navy; Crumb Cake; Vanilla
Ink:  Crumb Cake; Soft Suede; Night of Navy
Accessories:  Circle Card Thinlit Die; Twine; Crochet Hook; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Tea Party 

I’m ready for a tea party!  Nothing is more fun than time with friends!!
I have a curio cabinet full of tea cups and love the delicate design on them.  I realized when I decided to use the Tea Party stamp set that my favorite color on a tea cup is purple – go figure!
This is a simple card that speaks of warm companionship and an afternoon filled with laughter.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps:  Tea Party
Paper:  Old Olive; Eggplant Envy; Wisteria Wonder; Whisper White
Ink: Eggplant Envy; Wisteria Wonder
Accessories:  Colored pencils; Stampin’ Dimensionals; 1/8 Taffeta Ribbon – Old Olive; Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder; Top Note Bigz; Oval Collection Frame Lit; Big Shot 

Joyful Christmas

I love the lights and sights of Christmas!  I love sparkle and glitter, and this card I designed for the upcoming Christmas Camp has both!  I have continued playing with the stained glass window technique and love the way the poinsettia on this cards says “Hey, look at me!”  

Stained Glass Window Technique Instructions

You will need:  Window sheet; Stazon – Black; Re-inkers of your choice; Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Glitter – Dazzling Diamonds; Stamp of choice; paintbrush; wax paper; and toothpicks
  1. Ink stamp with Black Stazon and stamp image onto the window sheet.  Be careful to press straight down and pull straight up otherwise you will cause your stamp to “slide” on the window and smear the image.  Let dry.
  2. Once the image is dry, place a sufficient amount of Crystal Effects to paint your image on the wax paper and add a drop or two of ink as needed into the Crystal Effects – per ink color.  i.e. if you are using three colors of ink, place three drops of Crystal Effects on the wax paper.  Mix with toothpick.
  3. Paint image as desired.  Be careful to stay within the lines of the image.
  4. Dust with Stampin’ Glitter – Dazzling Diamonds.  Shake of excess.
  5. Allow to dry
  6. Cut out image
  7. Adhere to paper with Crystal Effects.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up)

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
Ink:  VersaMark, Re-inker – Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler; Brushed Silver; Old Olive; Window Sheet
Accessories:  Crystal Effects; Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds; Gold Embossing Powder; Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder; Pearl Basic Jewels
Technique:  Stained Glass Window

Gently Falling

We had a lot of fun in class with this card today using the Circle card Thinlits Die.  I love the stained glass window technique and wanted to showcase the beautiful colors of autumn using the Gently Falling stamp set. 
Here is the card I made for class.

I want to show you the wonderful cards the ladies made.  Notice how different all the leaves are, and oh so beautiful!!!
Bunnie’s Card
Chris’ Card
Dotties Card


Jodi’s Card
Jackie’s Card

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps;  Gently Falling; Harvest of Thanks
Paper:  Early Espresso; Crumb Cake, Vanilla; Crushed Curry; DSP Sweater Weather
Ink:  Early Espresso; Black Stazon’ Re-inkers – Crushed Curry; Cherry Cobbler; Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds ; Crystal Effects; Ribbon; Apothecary Accents Frame Lit ; Circle Card Thinlits Die; Big Shot 
Technique:  Stained Glass Window

Special Season

Another sneak peak of a card I have designed for Christmas Camp in November.  Enjoy!

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Special Season; Music Notes – Wheel; More Merry Messages
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler; Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Black Stazon; Cherry Cobbler; Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Boarder Punch; Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details; Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds; Crystal Effects; Labels Collection Frame Lits; Silver 1/8″ Ribbon; Sponge; Big Shot

Lovely as a Tree

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to spend some time stamping and I have really missed it.  I needed some inspiration for my design so I looked at some of my favorite challenge sites and fell in love with this week’s challenge at Fab Friday.  It gave me an opportunity to use the Chevron Border punch (yea!). 
Check out the Fab Friday site here.
I just love the stamp set Lovely as A Tree, especially the oak tree stamp.  The area we live in has a lot of oak trees.  In times past I have thought the oak was not as pretty as the other trees with their range of beautiful fall colors.  Lately I have have been really looking at the colors the oaks display and have discovered they really has a fascinating range of colors too.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree; Tag It; Truly Grateful
Paper:  Crushed Curry; Old Olive; Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar
Ink:  Crushed Curry; Soft Suede; Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Chevron Board Punch; Season of Style Designer Washi Tape: Colored Pencils; Twine; Sponge; Big Shot; 
Technique:  Masking

Oh Hello

Spending some time with girlfriends from high school at the Oregon coast this weekend and having such a great time!  One of my friends and I brought some scrap-booking and card making supplies. Since I had the opportunity, I just had to make a card.  In the spirit of our high school fun times and colors (and a group challenge too) here is the card I made today!!  (I took the picture with my tablet and limited lighting)

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Oh Hello
Paper:  Basic Gray; Vanilla; Black; Tangerine Tango; DSP Modern Medley; DSP Brights Color Collection
Ink: Stazon Black; Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Ribbon; Embossing Folder Argyle; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Festive Flurry

Can you believe Christmas is just 76 days away!  I’m getting ready for Christmas Stamp Camp so I thought I would share a sneak peak!  I wanted to add a splash of embossing powder so I used a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set and stamped the Soft Suede paper and also the snowflake with Versa Mark and then embossed it with gold embossing powder(sorry it doesn’t show up well). 

Supplies (Stampin’ Up)

Stamps:  Festive Flurry; Gorgeous Grunge; Very Vintage Wheel
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar; Cherry Cobbler; Soft Suede
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar; Versa Mark
Accessories:   Modern Mosaic embossing folder; gold embossing powder; gold string; pearl bling; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot; heat embossing gun