Happy Watercolor

Dropping in for a quick share of the cards I made using the new Happy Watercolor set from the “Celebrate the Everyday” Occasions catalog.  I had to get my “fix” of stamping done for the week since I have to actually go to work!  Ha!  
It’s fun to see how different all the cards can look using the same stamps, basic design, and ink colors.  I love, love, love this stamp set!  Hope you enjoy the cards!

 I especially love the Brushed Gold Card Stock with the Baked Brown Sugar.

 The Baker’s Twin in gold gave this card the sparkle it needed.

This one reminded me that spring will be coming despite the weather the country has been experiencing!
Gotta go and get ready for work tomorrow!

Petal Parade and Bird Builder Punch


As many of you know Stampin’ Ups! Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner, January 28th, and runs through March 31, 2014.  It’s a wonderful time to get free stamps, papers, embellishment, and more!  For every $50 you spend you get to choose a Sale-A-Bration gift!  How fun is that!!!  I love gifts!

The Sweet Sorbet Designer coordinates with the Petal Parade stamp set beautifully.  While making this card I found a new favorite duo color combination, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding!  The bird’s wing is stamped with the large flower from the Petal Parade set to add interest and I colored the pearl for the flower with a black sharpie.  The card is a joy fold card and you can find the tutorial at Spitcoaststampers.

Here’s your sneak peak of what’s coming for Sale-A-Bation.  Don’t you just love this designer series paper!

 The inside of the card

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Petal Parade; Petite Pair
Paper:  Pool Party; Pistachio Pudding; Whisper White; Crisp Cantaloupe; Basic Black; DSP Sweet Sorbet
Ink: Stazon Black; Pistachio Pudding; Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories: Bird Builder Punch; Scallop Circle Punch;Scallop Edge Boarder Punch; Basic Jewel Pearl;Ribbon – Pool Party;Marker – Black Stampin’ Dimensional; Black Sharpie

Spider-man Inspired Punch Art

My grandson, Austin, turned four this month and loves super heroes.  He wanted a Spider man themed birthday party, so I wanted his birthday card from us to be Spider-man themed too.  I searched the internet for Spider-man punch art and found it at Diary of Two Crafty Girls , made by Natasha Hein.  Thank you for sharing the pattern Natasha!

I also scanned my finished punch art piece and made him invitations.  It would have been cute to hand punch Spider-man for his invitations, but I just didn’t have time.  Also, I had to scale down the Spider-man because he is larger than I wanted to make the invites. 

I made my card very simple, this way if his mom wants to put it in a frame for his bedroom wall she can.  Here is my finished card.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper:  Whisper White; Night of Navy; Real Red

Accessories:  Spider web Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Punches.  (For great instructions and a list of punches see:  Diary of Two Crafty Girls)

Open Sea


January is full of birthdays for my family, one of those birthdays is my son-in-law’s, Jason.  He is such a great guy and so good to my daughter and the kids.   He’s my favorite!  (Actually he’s one of three favorites, but don’t tell him!)  I think he even likes me!  LOL
The Open Sea set is such a great set for a masculine card, and the new set, Hello Sailor, in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog is a great compliment to the set.  For this clean card I stamped the ship twice and cut out the sails and adhered to the first stamped image for depth.
I love the designer series paper, High Tide, it was perfect for this card.
open sea 4

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Open Sea; Hello Sailor
Paper:  Soft Sky; Whisper White; DSP High Tde
Ink: Stazon Black

Accessories: Window Frames Collection Framelits; Paper-Piercing Pack; Bakers Twine Whisper White; Big Shot; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Everything Eleanor


After a card class I had a leftover packet of card stock with cherry cobbler, whisper white and brushed silver in it.  I didn’t want to make the exact same card that we made in class (which I originally posted on December 29th), I pulled out the Everything Eleanor stamp set and the Gorgeous Grunge set.  After some fussy cutting here is the card.


To make the butterfly I stamped the butterfly onto silver glimmer paper, punched it out, and then sponged the edge.  The stamped image only added dimension since the ink did not adhere clearly to the glitter on the paper.  It is quite pretty when you can personally see it.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Everything Eleanor; Gorgeous Grunge; Papillion Potpourri
Paper:  Whisper White; Brushed Silver; Cherry Cobbler; Glimmer paper – silver
Ink:  VersaMark

Accessories: Small Butterfly Punch; Scallop Circle Punch; Small Heart Punch; Bird Builder Punch; Pearl Basic Jewels; Embossing Powder; Ribbon

50th Anniversary

My older sister and her husband celebrated their 50th anniversary this last week.  I am so proud of them for hanging in there through all the tough times and good times over the years.  I just love the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, to me it speaks of romance.  Here is the clean and simple card I made for them.  

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Paper:  Whisper White; Gold Foil Sheet

Accessories:Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Hearts a Flutter Frame Lits Die;  Big Shot;Full Heart Punch; Small Heart Punch; Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape

Follow My Heart

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching I know many of us are putting our creative energies to work to create cards that say “I love you with all my heart!”. Between the anniversary card for my sister and brother-in-law and the numerous birthday cards I’ve made, I know my creative energy seems to be in overdrive! 
I have really enjoyed playing with the Language of Love and Follow My Heart sets this season.  I created a card with a texture background using the Arrows Textured Embossing Folder.  I wanted to stamp the Eiffel Tower, but did not want to have it embedded by the embossing folder, so I stamped it onto a piece of acetate using Stazon ink. then adhered it with Crystal Effects. I also cut two photo frames and adhered them together to give it additional strength since I wanted to pop up the frame. from the On Film Framelits Die.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Language of Love; Follow My Heart; Peachy Keen
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar; Coastal Cabana; Tangerine Tango; Vanilla; Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black, VersaMark; Tangerine Tango

Accessories: On Film Framelits; Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon; Arrows Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Clear Embossing Powder; Full Heart Punch; Small Heart Punch; Sponges; Stampin’ Dimensionals

Spiral Flower and Fringe Scissors


Do you ever have one of those creative moments when you start out with an idea, and all of a sudden it changes and you end up with something totally different?  It is always happening to me – usually taking me three to four hours to come to the end of that creative moment!  This card is a perfect example of what happens to me.  I started out with a very simple idea in mind and ended up creating a card that is a totally different style for me. 
I originally purchased the Spiral Flower die to make flowers for wreaths.  The fringe scissors were also purchased for that same reason…ha!  Looks like I might be creating a different style of card once in awhile – anyway that is the plan right now!

The rose was created using the Spiral Flower die and then I added an additional center that was created using the fringe scissors.  I also sponged the rose edges and dry embossed it to give it more texture.

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Take Care; French Script (retired)
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar; Vanilla;Early Espresso; Core’dinations – Early Espresso; Pink Pirquette; Cherry Cobbler; Pear Pizzazz 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Baked Brown Sugar; Pink Pirquette

Accessories: Spiral Flower Originals Die; Fringe Scissors; Hexagon Hive Thinlits Dies; Lables Collection Frame Lits; Taffeta Ribbon; Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Pearls;Bird Builder Punch; Oval Punch; Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack; Sponges

Angry Bird Punch Art


Life has been crazy ever since the holidays.  I truly expected it to have slowed down by now, but that is not happening.  I think the only thing that has slowed down is me!  Ha!!  
I have been creating some cards (five birthdays this month and a 50th anniversary, plus class) but have had no time to post until now.

One of my grandchildren lives in Tennessee and loves the Angry Bird line so I decided to try my hand at creating him a punch art card based on the Angry Bird, Moa Windu, from a sticker book. I do not have the eye for drawing so the cape was a big challenge for me.  It was actually fun to see the character come to “life” through punch art!

Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Soft Suede; Crumb Cake; Whisper White; Chocolate Chip
Ink: Black

Accessories: Burlap Ribbon; On Film Framlits Dies; Arrows Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Heat Tool; Brads; Owl Builder Punch; Dog Tag Punch (Retired); Stampin’ Write Markers

Follow My Heart


With Valentines Day just around the corner, (yep just another month and a half), I’ve been working on some cards to celebrate the day and let my loved ones know I love them.  What comes next for me is to remember to mail them.  LOL!  Just ask my kids, my good intentions seem to get sidelined and my cards sit neatly in a box! Hoping this year is different!

I decided to use the challenge sketch for MOJO Monday again, and here is their sketch and the card.


Supplies (Stampin’ Up!)

Stamps:  Follow My Heart; Language of Love; Peachy Keen
Paper:  Whisper White;Pool Party; Island Indigo; Strawberry Slush; Quartrefancy Specialty DSP
Ink: Black; Strawberry Slush

Accessories: Ribbon; On Film Framlits Dies; Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Heat Tool;Scallop Edge Border Punch; Stampin’ Dimensionals