Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Hey there! Back again with another Oh Whale card to share. I couldn't leave the girls out! I started with a Whisper White base and added 2 designs from the Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP-super fun paper! I used the Happy Whale Clearlit Die and Big Shot to cut out the whale and hearts. For the background, I used a piece of Basic Grey polka dots from the Neutrals Paper Stack. I also used a strip of Basic Grey Cardstock, wrapped a piece of Basic Grey Stitched Ribbon around it and added a bow attached with a Glue Dot.

I added one of our fun flower buttons from the Brights Collection and added a strip of Melon Mambo Cardstock through the holes. I held it down with a tiny piece of Sticky Strip on the back and then attached it to the whale with a Glue Dot.

I used the Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat to attach the Neutrals Brads and stuck them in the corner with Glue Dots. That wraps it up for this card. I think I'll go shovel one more time-hopefully and then I'm planning on stamping the rest of the day. I just may have something else to share with you today. Check back! Thanks so much for coming by!


Hello there! Sorry I'm a little late with this post. I got a little lazy last night-maybe from all the shoveling:(. Better late than never though. This card was made with the adorable Oh Whale set. Continuing in my quest to use colors I haven't used in awhile, this card features Marina Mist and Pacific Point. I was thrilled to find out the coordinating DSP Sprinkles & Sunshine has both of those colors in it-score! I started with a Dafodil Delight base, cut a square of Marina Mist and layered it with 3 of the papers in the DSP. I used the 3" Circle Die with the Big Shot to cut out the circle. I stamped the whale in Pacific Point and added a Bitty Button with a strip of Pacific Point Cardstock run through the holes, and layered a Daffodil Delight circle underneath that was punched with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. I attached it with Glue Dots.

I added a sweet little border in Daffodil Delight that was punched with the Scalloped Dots Ribbon Border Punch and attached it to the Marina base. Next I wrapped a piece of Pacific Point Stitched Ribbon around it and added the ribbon detail. I used the Happy Whale Clearlit Die to cut out the tiny anchor, whale and water drops. The whale image is clear so you can center it on top of the stamped whale and cut it out-using a Post It Note helps keep the die where you want it as you run it through the Big Shot. Or you can cut the whale out and use your Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the whale onto your die cut. I used the Paper-piercing Tool to poke a hole through the top of the anchor and ran some Island Indigo Baker's Twine through it and tied it to the ribbon. Finally, I added a row of stars along the bottom, punched them out with the 1/2" Circle Punch and attached them with Glue Dots.

I hope this added a little sunshine to you day. I'll be back later with another Whalecome card for a baby girl. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, February 25, 2013


Hello there! As promised, I have another card for you made with a SAB set. The set is called Bloomin' Marvelous and I also used the Single Stamp Basic Label. This is also another set that didn't really appeal to me, But I'm really happy with how the card turned out. I've been trying to work a little smarter lately, and have been putting my Stampin' Success magazines to good use. I had remembered this butterfly from one of last spring's issues and thought it would work perfectly with this set. I started with a Very Vanilla base and layered it with a River Rock piece that I ran through the Big Shot using the beautiful Delicate Designs Embossing Folder. I added a piece of DSP from the Neutrals Paper Stack and stamped the butterfly image onto it in River Rock ink. I cut a very Vanilla strip and punched it with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, and then wrapped some Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon around it.

After I stamped the Basic Frame image in River Rock, I cut it out with one of the Apothecary Art Framelits. I stamped off the leaf images and stamped the sentiment in Wisteria Wonder ink. The butterfly was made with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I added the Linen Thread antenae with Tombow Liquid Glue on top of the Wisteria butterfly and attached the River Rock butterfly on top with Glue Dots. I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to make the dainty little flowers and attached a Basic Pearl in the center of each. I used the Tombow to glue the sides together and attached it with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a larger pearl on the label and a Wisteria Wonder Ruffled bow attached with a Glue Dot.

For the envelope, I used the Trust God set. One of the sentiments reads: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. I thought it worked perfectly with the sentiment on the card. Oh, I also added some Champagne Shimmer Paint into a spray bottle with alcohol and spritzed the card to give it some shimmer. This is a different style for me, but I really liked how it turned out-I hope you do too! Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a sweet little vvvvvvvvv (Quinten is trying to help me type :) whopper of a card. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hello there! Sorry I didn't make it back here yesterday. I got into Schindler's List last night and couldn't tear myself away. This card was made with the SAB set Madison Avenue. It's not really a set that I would gravitate towards, but our Stampin' Success magazine had a card made with this set that I really liked. I adapted it from a square card to a traditional size and added a few more embellishments-imagine that! I used a Whisper White base and then ran a separate Whisper White square through the Big Shot using the SAB Vine Street Embossing Folder. I used a separate piece so I could wrap the ribbon around it. The ribbon along with the button are paired up as another SAB selection-Sycamore Street Button & Ribbon Pack. I stamped the top of the card with the leaf image in Pool Party, using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line it up seamlessly. I did the same with the border along the bottom, using Summer Starfruit and Calpyso Coral. FYI, I started with a Summer Starfruit base and stamped the leaf image at the top in the same ink. I don't recommend Summer Starfruit on Summer Starfruit-it's kinda putrid!

I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo with Fabulous Phrases, punched it out with the Word Window Punch and flagged the end. I tucked it under a Calypso Coral circle stamped with the same ink and punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. I popped it up with Dimensionals on top of a Pool Party scallop made with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I added some sweet little dots with a White Gel Pen. I used the SAB DSP Sycamore Street for the flags and attached them under the scallop. I finished the flower off with a Summer Starfruit center made with the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a Rhinestone Jewel. Finally, I threaded the button with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine and attached it with a Glue Dot. I love the Vine Street Embossing Folder and how it coordinates so perfectly with this set.

If you were like me and kind of overlooked this set, I hope this card helps you see some possibilities for it along with the folder. I'll have another SAB card for you tomorrow-I promise!-using the Bloomin' Marvelous set. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Hello there! Today I have another card for you using another Single Stamp-Mr. & Mrs. I've started a mission to use colors that I haven't used in awhile. While I love Perfect Plum, I don't use it near enough. So I decided to pair it up with River Rock. Mellow Moss would have been my go to, but since we don't have it anymore(boo-hoo), River Rock comes the closest. I started with a Very Vanilla base and added a layer of Perfect Plum Cardstock. I added some DSP from the Subtles and Neutrals Paper Stacks. I stamped the towel bar in Basic Grey and stamped the towels in River Rock. The scalloped trim was made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch-seriously, they need to shorten the name of that thing! I used the amperstan-is that what it's called???-from Ciao, Baby! I used the 3/4" Circle to punch it out. I popped the towels and circle up with Dimensionals.

Next, I punched out a couple of hearts using the Owl Builder Punch. I thread a couple of Bitty Buttons with cardstock strips and glued them to the River Rock hearts. I attached them to the card with Glue Dots. I finished it off with a piece of Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon.

This was a super quick and easy card to put together. It would be perfect for a wedding or shower and you could substitute the colors I used for the couple's colors. Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll see you back here tomorrow with a SAB card.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Hello there! We're obviously not going to be seeing Spring anytime soon, but maybe we'll see some sunshine! At least on this card we will! I used the single stamp You Are My Sunshine, along with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder. I started with a Crumb Cake base and layered it with a piece of Daffodil Delight that was embossed in the Big Shot. I stamped the image in White Craft ink onto Basic Black Cardstock and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder. I used a Dauber to get the chalkboard effect. I used the Scallop Border Trim Punch on Whisper White Cardstock and adhered it to the Daffodil Delight piece which I wrapped Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon around. I added a sweet little bow with a Glue Dot. I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up the dotted line on the Basic Black.

Fot the busy little bees, I stamped the bee image from the Spring Sampler set onto Daffodil Delight using Basic Black ink. I punched them out with the 3/4" Circle Punch, and then stamped the bee again and just cut out his body. I punched the wings out of Vellum Cardstock with the Small Heart Punch and attached them to the circle with Glue Dots, and then added the bee body with Glue Dots as well.

I hope today's card inspires you to give the Chalkboard Technique a try, and to try out one of the Single Stamps too if you haven't already. Thanks so much for buzzin' by today-bee back here tomorrow for another fun Single Stamp card. Stay safe tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hello there! Today I have a card for you made with the set Sent With Love. It's only around for a short time, so I wanted to make sure you knew about this exclusive set. It's only available in clear mount and the cost is $17.95, but it's a much better deal to get the Pretty Bundle and save 20%! The bundle includes the stamp set, Sent With Love DSP and Calypso Coral Baker's Twine. The cost for the bundle is $25.50, and this is only available until April 30th, so I wanted to give you a heads up! You can see more details here:

As soon as I saw this set I knew I had to have it. My dad worked for the FAA and loves anything airplane, so this will be the birthday card I give him in May. I'm going to be way ahead of the game for a change-thank you SU!!! I started with an Island Indigo base and ran it through the Big Shot with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder. I used 5 of the 12 designs in the DSP-there are just too many fun ones to choose from! I cut the banners out with the Hearts A Flutter Framelits. I used the Handheld Punch to punch out holes at the top of each banner and strung some Calypso Coral Baker's Twine through them and knotted the ends. For fun, I added a pair of Mini Brads and I put a Dimensional on the back of each banner to add some depth and to keep them placed where I wanted them.

I threaded some more twine through a Sycamore Street Button in Calypso Coral and attached it to the banner. You can't believe how long it took me to decide between this and the Pool Party Button! I think there's something seriously wrong with me! :}

I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral and cut it out with the Bitty Banner Framelits, and snipped the ends to make an arrow. I stamped a strip in Pool Party with Pool Party ink, and another in Calypso Coral with Calypso Coral ink. I staggered them and attached them to the sentimet along with another Mini Brad.

And check out the fun envie! I used every stamp in this set for this card and matching envelope. I love it when I can do that-makes me feel like I really got my money's worth!

You can even make a seal for the back of the envelope-too much fun! The colors that are in the DSP are: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Real Red and Whisper White-so fresh and so clean, clean! Oh, and I almost forgot...I added a couple of Whisper White clouds made with the Cupcake Builder Punch. I hope my dad will love his 80th birthday card, and I hope you do too! Thanks so much for landing here, and remember this special offer will be taking off soon...sorry, couldn't help myself! I'll see you back here tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Hello there! I thought we could use some wishful thinking! Spring's gotta be just around the corner right??? Not gonna happen this week, but maybe next! For this card I used A little Bit of Spring, Everybunny (for the inside sentiment), and one of the new Single Stamps,  Ears To You. I started with a So Saffron base and ran the cardstock through the Big Shot using the Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder. I added some of the sweet Tea For Two DSP and stamped a row of Easter eggs along the bottom of the card in So Saffron ink. I added a Chocolate Chip scalloped border to a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock using the Scallop Dots Ribbon-love that stuff! I stamped the bunny, flower and sentiment in Early Espresso and colored the images with Aqua Painters and Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Pretty In Pink and Lucky Limeade ink.

I added some Linen Thread to the center of a Subtles Button and popped it into a Soda Pop Top using a Dimensional. I attached it to the sentiment flag with a Glue Dot. I used an Early Espresso Marker to ink up the sentiment only and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig came to the rescue for perfect placement. Wow! I think that's it! Pretty short and sweet, huh? Not like me at all! Well, I'm sorta short and sorta sweet, ha ha... I think that'll do it for tonight. Make sure to stop back over the next few days; I have several more cards to share with you. Thanks so much for coming by. Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hello there! Today I have some sweet little notecards that I made using the set Patterned Occasions. Can you tell that this is my favorite SAB set? I also used the Note Cards & Envelopes which made them a snap to put together. My husband is going to a conference this week-end for Operation Christmas Child and wanted to bring his fellow Area Coordinators a gift. He makes the most scrumptious candles and asked me if I would make some cards to go with them.

The Note Cards are pre-cut and scored, so all I had to do was fold them in half. I used Summer Smooches DSP and coordinating cardstock in Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade. I used Stamp Pads and Markers in the same colors.

After I stamped the image, I punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and pierced it with the Essentials Paper- Piercing Pack, Mat and Tool. I covered the flower image with scotch tape before I stamped the elephant,and then used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to get perfect placement for the flower. I used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack for the flower and added a Brights Brad to the center.

I popped up the circle with Dimensionals and attched it to the flagged cardstock strip.

Some of the cards will be going to guys, so I opted for a heart instead of the flower. The mini heart was punched out with the Owl Builder Punch and attached with a Glue Dot.

For the envelopes I used the set A Fitting Occasion, which has a miniature elephant who fits perfectly in the bottom corner.

For the inside, I used the set Trust God. The sentiment reads:
                                                  God has given us two hands-
                                                        One to receive with
                                                             And the other
                                                             To give with.
                                                                           -Billy Graham
It sums up the work of Operation Christmas Child perfectly, and the President of the ministry is Franklin Graham-the son of Billy Graham. So I thought it was a perfect fit! I hope you liked these bright and sunny notecards. Check back soon for some more inspiration. Thanks so much for coming by!

Friday, February 1, 2013


Ahoy mateys! Thanks for stopping by! I have a sweet card for you today using the RMHD set Moving Forward. I'm really dating myself with this card. Anyone out there remember The Love Boat? It was one of my favorite shows back in the day. Moving forward...I started with a Whisper White base and layered it with some Riding Hood Red. On top of that I used 2 designs of DSP from Storytime. I wrapped a piece of Basic Grey Stitched Ribbon aroung the RHR strip and attached it with Sticky Strip. I stamped the sailboat in Baja Breeze, along with the bouncing waves. I stamped the boat again in Basic Grey, cut out the top of the boat, and glued it in place. I colored the top of the pole with a Basic Grey Marker. Next, I used the Owl Builder Punch for the heart and added a couple of Neutrals Brads to the boat.

I added a Baja Breeze mat around the boat and adhered that to a larger mat of Riding Hood Red with a border made with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. Then, I tucked 3 little Baja Breeze flags under the RHR piece. I used lots of Dimensionals between the layers. Finally, I used the Simple Serif Alphabet to stamp the sentiment and used the Owl Builder Punch again to punch out the letters. I attached them with Glue Dots.

Initially, I had planned to use this little window thingy-what's it called?, on the card, but I couldn't get it to fit, so I put it to good use on the envelope. I used the 1" Circle Punch to punch a circle in Basic Grey. I then centered the 1 1/4" Circle Punch over that and got this little circle frame. I used the Big Shot with the Delicate Doilies Sizzlet to get the little circles and glued them on with Liquid Tombow Glue. Sorry I can't think of all these technical terms-I should have consulted Captain Stubing! Finally, I added a heart to the center punched with the Small Heart Punch.

I hope you enjoyed the trip down memory lane, and I hope you like this card as much as I do.
I'm going to have to take a short break and get busy on my taxes. I have 8 cards that you can pick from for February's 'Kits/Cards To Go'. Here they are with the number for each card ON TOP:
Okay, these are your choices. You can pick any 4. The prices for the 'Kits To Go' and 'Cards To Go' are on the home page to the right. Just email me which type of Kit you'd like and give me your selections. The deadline to have your Kits ordered and paid for is Tuesday, February 5th. If you're wanting Valentine's Day selections, please let me know ASAP so I can get started on them and get them to you on time. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at:  Remember, Club Members and Demonstrators get a discounted price, and the rate is cheaper if you pick them up. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hopefully things go well with the taxes and I'll be back here soon!