Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Hi there! I made this card for the Artisan Project on SU!'s Facebook page. You can see all the other amazing projects at  and click on the Facebook link on the bottom left corner. We were to use products from the Occasions Mini for our projects. I knew I was definitely done with the Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts sets, as I'd made 19 projects with them for Leadership! I decided to go with You're My Type. I think it's an adorable set that can be used for anyone. I used a So Saffron base that I ran through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I added a strip of Basic Black that I embossed with the Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates, and added a border of Basic Grey on each side punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

I stamped the typewriter in Basic Black ink on Very Vanilla Cardstock and aged the edges with the Tea Stain spot from the Essentials Distressing Kit. I used the First Edition DSP and curled the top to make it appear to be coming out of the typewriter, and I also stacked some of it underneath. I added a couple of the Vintage Trinkets to add a little interest.

The Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon looked like Typewriter ribbon to me, so I thought it would be fun to stamp 'hello' on it, and I also tied a strip around the Basic Black Cardstock. The Mini Vintage Tags worked perfect for the typewriter keys, but I neede a bigger circle to be able to stamp the words on, so I used the 3/4" Circle Punch and adhered them to the tags. I used my finger as a stamp in the Tea Stain Spot, to dirty up the keys a bit. For the finishing touch, I added a piece of DSP to the envelope flap to coordinate everything. This was a really fun card to make and it would work great for a guy or a gal. I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects! Have a great day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Hi there! Sorry, I said we've move on, but I forgot about all the cute projects I took pictures of---okay, I'm lying-I don't have anything ready to show you, but I do have a lot of cute ideas for you to use with the Sale-A-Bration products you've been getting for free. I hope you'll forgive me after you see all these cute projects!

I'm not sure who made all of these. Some are fellow Artisans and some are made by SU!'s Design Team. Regardless of who made them, I'm sure they'll give you lots of inspiration.

I hope these have given you some ideas for what to do with all of your freebies! Thanks so much for coming by. Talk to you soon...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Here's the last of our M&T's from Leadership, and it's my favorite. This Jar of Cards uses a wide mouth quart canning jar and hold 3 darling cards. The DSP is from the Twitterpated collection and I spritzed it with alcohol to make it easier to form around the top of the jar. Once I got it how I wanted it, I popped out the insert from the lid and screwed it on. I added a piece of Daffodil Delight Ribbon around it and tied a bow. The flower was made with one of the die cut flowers from the Blossom Builder kit on the bottom and another flower stamped with the Mixed Bunch set in and on Baja Breeze. I punched it out with the Blossom Punch and layered it with a dimensional. I added another die cut flower on top and added a Brights Button on top of that with some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine. Next, I popped out one of the banners from the kit and stamped the sentiment with the Loving Thoughts set in Poppy Parade. I added a bit if Baker's Twine and stuck the skewer between the ribbon.

And here's the cute card that was tucked inside the jar. The base is Blushing Bride with a layer of the Twitterpated DSP on top. I punched out a pennant in Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight, using the Petite Pennants Punch and adhered them in a row. I wrapped some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine around the DSP, and made a banner out of Very Vanilla Cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade using the Loving Thoughts set, and stapled it onto the DSP. I aged it a bit by running the Tea Satin Spot from the Distressing Essentials kit  over it and curled the ends of the DSP up a little in the corners. These cards work with the Small Open End Envelopes, but I think I'd trim the cards down a bit so they fit in the jar a little better. I added a couple Baja Breeze flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack and added a tiny pearl to the center of each. I wrapped a piece of Baker's twine around them for a sweet effect.

I thought this was a really fun project. If you're interested in making this adorable ensemble, let me know-this would make a wonderful Mother's Day project, except we'd need to add some chocolate of course! If you're interested in a Stamp Camp, contact me and we'll get something going. I hope you enjoyed these projects. I'll have something new and different tomorrow-I have no idea what, but something! Make sure to check back. Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Monday, February 20, 2012


We're wrapping up the Leadership M&T projects. This is a page printed in My Digital Studio and we added some dimension with a banner and some flowers. The sample photo showed this in a white frame-really cute! We made the banner in Baja Breeze and cut a notch out at the bottom. We stamped it in Baja breeze with the Mixed Bunch set and layered a piece of Daffodil Delight Ribbon on top. We stamped a Daffodil Delight flower and punched it out with the Blossom Punch and popped it on top of a Daffodil Delight flower. We added some flowers from the Blossom Builders kit and that's about it.

If you're interested in learning more about My Digital Studio, you're in luck! SU! is having an on-going 30 day FREE trial of a condensed version of MDS that you can download and check out. Go to and click on Shop Now in the upper right hand corner. Then click on MDS. And the BEST part of this is the amazing queen of MDS is having a 30 day online class to go along with this, starting TODAY! The cost is only $20 and you'll have access to over 50 videos and much more! Go to and get all the details. Have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Happy sunny Sunday to you! And here's a sunny card to go along with it! Start with a Daffodil Delight base and add a piece of  Everyday Enchantment DSP. Cut out a V at the bottom and punch the top with the Scallop Border Edge Punch. Punch a Baja Breeze flower out using the Blossom Punch and stamp another onto Whiper White Cardstock using the Mixed Bunch set and Baja Breeze ink. Punch and layer it with a dimensional and add a die cut flower and rhinestone from the Blossom Builder kit. Stamp the sentiment with the Loving Thoughts set in Lucky Limeade on Whisper White and angle the bottom of the tag. Staple that to the DSP. Finally, wrap some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine around the top and tie a bow. This is another card I had to change up a bit. They had used the Basic Grey design in the paper and a Rich Razzleberry flower I was gross-NCD-no can do! These colors get along alot better! I've just got a couple more projects for you and we'll move on to something else. Enjoy the sunshine!

Saturday, February 18, 2012


Hi there! Loving this sunshine today! Here's another card we made at Leadership. We used the Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts sets. Again, we used flower and banner die cuts from the Blossom Builder kit in the Mini. We also used a chipboard frame from the On Board Merry Medley. We covered it in Very Vanilla Cardstock and antiqued the edges with the Tea Stain spot from the Distressing Essentials kit. I stamped a row of flowers on each side in Lucky Limeade on Lucky Limeade Cardstock. We added a faux flap on one side and used the Scallop Edge Border Punch on it and tucked the little banner underneath stamped in Rich Razzleberry. We added 3 little Brights Buttons and some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine and that's about it. A sweet and simple card. Well I'm off to getting this day going! Have a great one!

Friday, February 17, 2012


Happy Friday to you! This is a cute little box we made using the Fancy Favor Die along with the Big Shot. Again, we used the Mixed Bunch and Thank You Kindly sets-are you getting lots of ideas for what you can do with these sets yet? And we used more of the die cut flowers from the Blossom Builders kit from the Occasions Mini. I'm really starting to love the Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine. And now you can get it in all the fun newer In Colors-check out the mini!  I changed this box up a little from what they did. SU! used a Baja Breeze box instead of the Daffodil Delight, and I thought it was a little icky with the other colors they used. They gave us a template to make the box-super easy. We made a Lucky Limeade belly band stamped in Lucky Limeade also, and wrapped it around the bag and box. I added a Brights Button and a little tag and that's it!

I think I'll be making lots more of these...maybe a different color scheme though! Thanks for coming by today-have a great week-end!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Good morning to you! This is a cute little bag we made using the Mixed Bunch and Thank You Kindly sets again. We also used one of the die cuts from the Blossom Builder kit along with the large pink rhinestone, also in the kit. I stapled the Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine at the top and tied a bow. The bag was made using the Fancy Favor Die along with the Big Shot. We used the Twitterpated DSP that is in the Occasions Mini-love it! This is a print in Baja Breeze and we stamped the flower image in Baja Breeze also. I stamped the sentiment in Lucky Limeade on one of the die cut banners from the kit and added one of the baby pink rhinestones to it. I thought this was so cute, that I made them for my Hostess gifts this month-with chocolate inside, of course! Well I gotta run-busy day. I've got Card Night tonight, and need to get everything prepped, and then there's the ever-dreading cleaning! Thanks so much for stopping by. See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I want to share a couple of projects we made Monday night at our first Club Night. Club Night is open to anyone who is in a Stamper's 6 Club. There is no additional cost or fee to be in a Club, but there are lots of benefits! Here's how a Club works in case you're interested in joining one. 6 members commit to joining a Club for a 6 month period. Clubs run from January through June, and July through December. Each member places a $25 minimum order. This can be for whatever you want. Maybe the first month you order stamps, next month you order cardstock and envelopes, the next month you order inks, you get the idea...with 6 members ordering $25 we get to $150, which is the minimum amount required to get FREE Hostess Benefits. Each month, one of the members gets to take her turn as Hostess and she gets all the freebies! Plus, each Club Member gets a free Idea Book & Catalog-a $10 value with over 350 ideas in it, and any current Mini Catalogs mailed to them. You'll also be invited to attend my Hostess Appreciation Night-a special night of pampering and prizes. And you'll be able to attend an exclusive members only Club Night. So here's the projects we made the other night:

We made this lovely card using the Everyday Enchantment DSP which you get for FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration. This paper is only available through the end of March, and it is some of the most beautiful paper we have. I also used the Fresh Vintage stamp set from the SAB catty. Hello is stamped in Pool Party with a Riding Hood Red frame stamped from the Four Frames set. The little flower is made using Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade Cardstock. I used the 1/2" Circle, 1' Circle, and 5 Petal Flower Punches to punch them out. Next, we broke out the brand new Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies to cut out the beautiful edge along the bottom of the flap. We ran the DSP and a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock through the Big Shot to cut the decorative edge. Then we ran it through the Big Shot again using the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders to add a little more elegance to the card. Both the Dies and Embossing Folders can be found in the Occasions Mini. We finished it off with a tiny Basic Pearl.

And check out the beautiful flap on the envelope! Wouldn't these make the most elegant wedding invitations? Gorgeous!

We also made a cute little coordinating bag, just like the one I got at Leadership, except I changed the color scheme to Riding Hood Red, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade. And we added one of the Large Pearls from the Occasions Mini.

I made these projects to coordinate with the adorable Tote that is available with a $150 Workshop or Order during Sale-A-Bration. I draw names for which month the Club Members get to be Hostess, and some of them will be lucky enough to get this cute bag for FREE along with all the other Hostess Benefits. If you and some of your friends want to get together to get a Club going, contact me and 2 of you can get this Tote for FREE also-but they're only available during SAB-after March 31st, they're gone for good!

I hope you'll think about joining a Club and getting in on a bunch of FREE product of your choice and being able to join us on our fun Club Night! We also had some yummy snacks-Chocolate Chip Bars, Weight Watchers style, so you could have twice as many! And Chocolate Crunch Chex Mix-I call it Chocolate Crack!

Here's another Leadership M&T project. We made 2 of this card-one for us and one to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities. SU! has donated over 1 million dollars to this charity to date! We used the Mixed Bunch and Thank You Kindly stamp sets for this card. We used Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White Cardstock. We punched  the flower out with the Blossom Punch and used a die cut flower from the Blossom Builders kit, both found in the Occasions Mini. We cut strips in the white flower to give it a little dimension and added a Brights Button to the center. I hope you like this fun, bright, cheery card. And I hope you have a fun, bright, cheery day! Thanks so much for coming by!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentine's Day to you! I woke up to a bag of chocolates and a lovely card from my sweetie this morning, and a couple of smiles from Quinten-life is good! Here's a card we made at Leadership using the Mixed Bunch stamp set again and the Blossom Builders kit. The sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly set. The base is Lucky Limeade, along with the same color ink for the background flowers. I added a strip of Rich Razzleberry and stamped the flower image in the same color. Next, I added a chipboard piece from the Merry Medley On Board. The chipboard is covered in Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped with Lucky Limeade. On top of that, I layered a strip of Poppy Parade with Daffodil Delight Ribbon on top. I stamped the big flower in Daffodil Delight and punched it out with the Blossom Punch. I cut strips on each petal to give the flower some texture. I punched out a circle with the 1" Circle Punch, I think, and cut little strips all the way around it. I popped a Brights Button in the center with a dimensional and curled the Poppy Parade circle around it. I added a couple flowers from the Blossom Builders kit and added a banner and tucked it under the Poppy circle. I'm notoriuos for lots of layers, but this is almost too much for me! You would probably want to hand-deliver this one. I hope you enjoyed todays project. Join me for another one tomorrow. Make sure to snuggle with somebody you love today!

Monday, February 13, 2012


Here's the 9 M&T projects we made at Leadership. Actually, I made most of them at home. There were too many to complete there, so I just made a couple of them in San Antonio and finished the rest in my quiet stamping room-no time crunch, alot more fun that way!

This is an 8x8 scrapbook page in Baja Breeze with lots of flowers from the Blossom Builders kit in the Occasions mini. I have to be honest; this is a product I would have just skipped over, but there is so much you can do with these die cuts. I love the diversity of all the sizes, shapes and colors you get. And those cute little pink rhinestones that come in the kit-love them! I think the little flags made with the Petite Pennants Punch and skewers are so cute. You could add them to a cake or cupcakes-too fun!
The banners are part of the kit also-just pop them out and stamp a sentiment on them. We used the Loving Thoughts set for the sentiment and the Mixed Bunch set for the flowers in the background. I wasn't too crazy about this set until I stamped the background on this page. I love the subtle clumps of flowers as a backdrop to all the bold colors of the die cuts. We added some Brights Buttons and a Clip with some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, and you've got a really cute scrapbook page!

I wanted to show you what a little pig Quinten is turning into! He's already 6 weeks old. He goes back to the doctor next week and I can't wait to see how much he weighs. I bet he's pushing 8 pounds. He's a little sweetheart! Stop back tomorrow for another project. Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Good morning to you! Here's the last of the 3 cards we made at Card Night last month. I used the Sale-A-Bration set Outlined Occasions-probably my favorite SAB set. I used the SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP-also a favorite! I used the new Blossom Punch from the Occasions Mini for the large flower in Poppy Parade and Baja Breeze Cardstock. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch for the smaller flowers and one of the adorable Brads from the SAB catalog-they might be my most favorite! I used a skewer for the stem and tied some of the Lucky Limeade Organdy Ribbon around it for the leaves. The ribbon and brads come together as a set and are FREE with a $50 purchase. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede and colored it in with Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral Markers. I made this card with a couple different patterns of DSP from the EE pack, and they all turned out really cute. I'm finishing up my Leadership Make & Takes and will share them with you tomorrow. Make sure to stop back. Stay warm!

Friday, February 10, 2012


Happy Friday to you! Here's another one of the cards we made at Card Night this week. We get together every month and make 3 cards for $7.50, which includes the envelopes. If you've never been to one, I'd love to have you join us! Or if it's been awhile since you've been to Card Night, give me a holla-we'd love to see you again!

For this card I used the Snow Much Fun set. I stamped the snowman in Black Stazon and colored him in with a Q-tip using Whisper White craft ink. I colored his nose, scarf and birds with Real Red, Baja Breeze and Pumpkin Pie Markers. After that, I stamped the little snowballs all over him with the Confetti Background set in Whisper White Craft ink. I added some strips of Pocketful of Posies DSP and cut some little pieces of Twine to look like stitching. I added a bit of Twill Tape with a Brights Button, and he's all set! Thanks so much for coming by! I'll have my last Card Night card for you tomorrow, then it's time to get working on this month's cards. I'm just about finished with the Leadership Make & Take projects, so I'll be sharing them with you soon. Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I decided to take a little break from Leadership and show you one of the cards we made at Card Night this month. I used the set P.S. I Love You from the Occasions Mini. I really love this set. This set has 15 stamps and I think I used them all on this card-not quite, but half of them! I used Blushing Bride and Real Red Cardstock on a Whisper White base. I added a little bit of Chocolate Chip DSP from the Neutrals Stack. P.S., I LOVE the new Pleated Satin Ribbon in the new mini! I added a strip of Blushing Bride on top of the DSP. I lso LOVE the adorable Twitterpated Buttons in the mini also. I cut a little strip of Chocolate Chip Cardstock and ran it through the center. I don't know who came up with the idea for putting cardstock through the button holes, but it's brilliant! 50 different colors to match every project! I used the Full Heart Punch for the large heart and the Owl Builder Punch for the small red heart. I used a few different circle punches and the Modern Label Punch for the sentiment. For the strawberry, I stamped the whole image in Real Red, wiped the stem off with a baby wipe and colored it with a Garden Green Marker. I stamped it on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch (or maybe 1 3/8" ?). I cleaned the stamp and then stamped it in Versa Mark onto Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I heat embossed it, cut it out and stuck it on top of the strawberry. With the embossing, it really looks like chocolate! Almost as good as the real thing!

This is another card I made for Leadership. SU! had a contest for all the sets in in Occasions Mini. No winner,winner, chicken dinner here, but thought you'd like another idea for this set. I punched out some corkboard using the Big Shot and Scallop Squares Duo Die and covered them with Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I added several ribbons on top of a strip of Whisper White using the Dotted Scallop Border Punch. I made some little tags and punched them out with the Jewelry Tag Punch. I added some Itty Bitty Bits Buttons with Blushing Bride carstock behind them and attached the tags with some Mini Brads. Thanks for coming by and make sure to stop back tomorrow for a cute snowman card. Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Hello there! This is the last of my Leadership display projects to share with you. Again, it features Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts stamp sets from the Occasions Mini and the Twitterpated DSP and Fabric from the mini also. I used Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade and Poppy Parade. I used the Modern Label punch for the sentiment, the New Blossom Punch for the flower, and the Scallop Edge Border Punch. I used the Tasteful Trim Die with the Big Shot for the flower stem and added some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine for the leaves. I added a little bit of bling with the Rhinestone Jewels and a couple of the lovely Pink Rhinstones from the Blossom kit in the mini. I have to confess, I was getting a little sick of flowers, but I was really happy with the way this card came together.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my Leadership projects. Tomorrow, I'll share the Make & Take projects that the SU! Design Team came up with for us to make at Leadership. Or maybe I'll give you a little break and show you the cards from Card Night this month...It'll be a surprise! I know the suspense is killing you! Make sure you stop back tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Thanks for stopping by today! This is yet another card made with Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts from the Occasions Mini. I used a piece of the On Board Merry Medley chipboard and instead of covering it with DSP, I stamped a flower image on it using Versamark. I used some of the flowers from the Blossom Builders kit in the mini along with the lovely Twitterpated DSP. I punched the leaves from the Bird Builder Punch and I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Punch for added layers on the flowers. I added some Brights Buttons and a Brights Brad, and a few of the Large Pearls from the mini. I really love this DSP-there's so many different color combinations you can use and there's many designs that work well for masculine cards. I hope you like this bright, cheery card. Make sure to come back tomorrow and check out another one. Have a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2012


I hope you had a wonderful week-end! I got so busy with my taxes, I forgot to post yesterday-sorry! This card was made with Lovely Thoughts and Twitterpated DSP from the Occasions Mini. SU! included some On Board Merry Medley pieces, so I covered this one with DSP, sanded it and distressed it with the Tea Stain ink. I punched a little strip using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and stitched some Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine through it. I made some little flowers using the Boho Blossoms Punch and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the centers. I added some of the sweet little Pink Rhinestones from the Blossom Builders Kit from the mini to give them a little sparkle. The color scheme is Lucky Limeade, Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride. I hope you liked todays project-stop by tomorrow to see another. Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Here's another card I came up with using the Make & Take supplies we were provided. This isn't really the vision I had for this card, but I needed to move on-22 more projects in 7 days! Aagin, I used the Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts sets from the Occasions Mini. SU! also provided us with a package of the Twitterpated Fabric from the Mini. I tore off a strip of each design and braided them together for the flowers stem. I used some of the flowers from the Blossom Builders die cut kit from the Mini also. I used the Distressed Dots Background in Poppy Parade and added a Pool Party ric rac strip made with the Tasteful Trim Die and Big Shot. I finished it off with some of the beautiful pink little rhinestones from the Blossom Builders Kit. Like I said, I couldn't get this to come together as I would have liked, but I hope you enjoyed seeing it anyway! Now I'm off to get started on tax stuff. If anyone feels the need to bring me a Venti Skinny Caramel Macchiato from Starbucks, please feel free to do so-I think I'm gonna need it! Thanks for coming by. Have a great day!

Friday, February 3, 2012


I'm down to 5 more samples to share with you. These projects were made with products that were used for our Make & Take projects at Leadership. They all feature the Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts stamp sets in the Occasions mini. They gave us some ribbon, Baker's Twine, buttons, DSP, skewers and distressing ink in addition to the stamp sets. They had 9 M&T projects for us at Leadership and they were really fun projects, but we didn't get to see the projects they had made when we got our kits. We were told to make 5 projects 'My Way'-the theme of Leadership this year. We could use any tools or punches or dies that we wanted, but they wanted us to not add too many other embellishments other than what were provided. We could use a little, not a lot. These projects were a challenge for me. I'm not a big floral fan, and knowing I had to come up with 5 projects using 1 stamp set that was all flowers didn't sound like fun to me! We also got the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit from the Occasions Mini---more flowers!

I decided to make the M&T projects first. I figured they were going to take me the most time, so I wanted to get them out of the way. Like I said, I wasn't really feeling the love with this bundle at first, but once I got to using all of the products and put my own spin on them, I was happy with what I came up with. This was the very first project I did. I thought it turned out pretty cute, so that gave me the push to move on to another project.

I used Blushing Bride, Poppy Parade and Lucky Limeade Cardstock. The Baker's Twine is in Lucky Limeade and available in the mini catalog. I used the Daffodil Delight Ribbon and Brights Brads they gave us to use. They also gave us the Blossom Punch from the mini, so I used that to punch out the big flower after I had stamped the image with Whisper White Craft Ink. I used the leaves from the Bird Builder Punch and the mini flowers were made with the Boho Blossoms Punch. I added some Twitterpated DSP to the pages inside and added a little ric rac border using the Tasteful Trim Die. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Grey. I hope you like this little book. I'll have another one of my M&T projects to show you the next 4 days and then I'll show you the projects that the SU! Design Team came up with! Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


As promised, here's a couple of cards made with the SAB set Elementary Elegance. I have to say, some of the sets I was given to work with were a bit challenging for me-this one in particular. I saved this set for last because everytime I looked at it, I had nothing. But once I inked it up and started working with it, I found you could do alot with it. I added some Blushing Bride DSP from the Paper Stack and a couple of different ribbons in Basic Black, and I thought it came together nicely.

Here's another idea for this set. I tried to Shabby Chic it up a bit. I prefer a romantic, cutesy approach to Vintage, rather than a Victorian Vintage. I think that's why this set was a challenge for me. I made it as sweet as I could-the Everyday Enchantment DSP and scallop borders helped alot. And I love how you can scrunch up the Seam Binding to give it a true aged look.

Thank you for stopping by. I'm down to 5 projects to share with you. Tomorrow, I'll show you what I made using the Mixed Bunch set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. Thanks so much for visiting!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Here are some cards I made using the Fresh Vintage SAB set. This set kind of has a Folk Arty feel to me and I love the Twitterpated DSP with it. There's also several papers that match this set in the Everyday Enchantment DSP. I used the Style Beautiful set for the sentiment and layered it all on top of a Basic Black Top Note that I cut out with the Big Shot. I stamped everything on Crumb Cake to give it an aged look. I finished it off with a Baja Breeze Seam Binding bow.
Here's a little 3 x 3 I made with this set. I punched the flower out of More Mustard Cardstock with the new Blossom Punch in the Occasions Mini. I have no idea how I colored the inside-it's been so long ago it seems. I think I stamped the image in Basic Black ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock and colored in the image with markers. I might have embossed it too-sorry, it's a blur! I added the border image in Whisper White Craft ink and added a little 'hello' from the Pennant Parade set and added a little Brights Brad to it.

And here's the last card I made using this set. Wow, there's a lot going on here-let's see if I can remember what I did! I mainly used Fresh Vintage here, but I also stamped the little key image from another SAB set called Elementary Elegance. I also stamped the little 'Love' from Pennant Parade. I used a Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, maybe Very Vanilla or Naturals Ivory Cardstock color scheme. I used the SAB Everyday Enchantment DSP and used the Scallop Trim Corner and Border Punches around the edge. I used the Big Shop to cut out the scallop circle using one of the Scallop Circle Dies and a Circle Die-sorry, I don't know which sizes I used. I used some of the beautiful Victoria Crochet Trim at the top and made some flowers using the Blossom Punch. I spritzed them with some alcohol and crumpled them up. I layered 3 on top of each other with dimensionals in between. I plopped one of the big honking pearls from the Occasions Mini in the center. I'm not real sure how I made the smaller flowers. I added one of the cute butterfly brads from the Everyday Enchantment SAB Pack. I finished it off with a little row of the Basic Pearls at the bottom. Stop back tomorrow for a couple ideas using the SAB Elementary Elegance set. Thanks so much for looking!