Thursday, April 24, 2014

Hello, Sailor

 Fun card to make - this is the first time I have used the Hello, Sailor Stamp Set - and I am really liking the images in the set!

My color combination here uses Crumb Cake, Marina Mist and Cajun Craze.  The large circle is the 2 1/2 inch circle punch and the layer beneath it is created using the Perfect Pennants die - this is a great die and is on the retiring accessories list!  Don't miss out!

I used a piece of burlap ribbon, cut in half lengthwise, and a piece of the Natural Chevron Ribbon - so soft and easy to work with!  And, I also added some pieces of Gold Bakers Twine - held together and attached to the card front with a pin from the Vintage Trinkets - these are retiring, too!

It' always bittersweet when we see the Retiring lists of stamps and accessories - hard to say goodbye to some favorite products, but exciting to think about what new products are coming!!!

Don't miss out on the retiring products - they are only available while supplies last and can be seen in my online store - just click on my name below to check them out! 

I have listed all the products used on this card below - you can click on any picture and you will be taken to my online store to order!  And don't delay because today and tomorrow are the last two days Stampin' Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING!!!!  Yeah!!! They very rarely do this - so don't miss out!

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  Hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, April 23, 2014


No stamping today but wanted to share these fun boots and flowers!!  I received this darling rainboots at the very first Founder's Circle that I qualified for!  Of course I decided they were way too cute to wear - and have saved them since 2009 when I received them!  The theme of Founder's Circle that year was Bloom - and I still have the original tag on them!  

I purchased these flowers recently, intending to put them in a vase - but then remembered these boots and thought it would make a fun, springy display!! 

Here's my favorite part of the boots - 

Too cute!!   Anyway, hope these flowers and boots brighten your day!!

And don't forget - Free Shipping Ends on Friday ! Don't miss out!

Here are this week's deals -


Visit my online store by clicking on my name below - and you will be taken directly to my store to shop!

 Be sure to check out the Retiring Lists of both stamps and accessories - these are available only while supplies last!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

So Very Happy

Here's a fun card that showcases a sneak peek of a stamp set that will be in the new catalog that comes out in June!!  So on trend - have you seen owls lately?? They are everywhere - home decor, jewelry, purses, etc. !!  I really think they are cute - and hope you like this card! 

and a close up -

Here's the details on this card -

The Yippee- Skippee is from the stamp set called Yippee- Skippee !

My card base is Bermuda Bay card stock which I cut 3 3/4 x 11 inches - and scored at 5 1/2.

I wanted to have the banner and the scallop circle hang over the edge a bit and still fit in a regular envelope. 

For the large whisper white circle - I used the 2 1/2 inch circle punch - and layered this onto a scallop circle of Calypso Coral which was cut using the Perfect Pennants die.  ( this is on the retiring list!) 

The "Yay, You stamp is from the So Very Happy set - and this was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  My owl was stamped in soft suede ink - the banner in Bermuda Bay ink. 

For my little banners, I used some coordinating colors of designer series paper and a strip of silver glimmer paper, and flagged the ends.

This card goes together quickly - my kind of card!!

Thanks for visiting - enjoy your day!


Monday, April 21, 2014

Free Shipping This Week

 Well the big news for this week - starting today through Friday is that Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping!!! Yeah!!!

If you place an online order via my store, you will not only get FREE Shipping, but your order will be delivered right to you door!!!

The other BIG NEWS today from Stampin' Up! is that our Retiring Product List has been released!  This year both retiring stamp sets and retiring accessories are available ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES last!  So don't miss out!!!

We have an entire set of In Colors that are retiring - and these products are usually the first to be sold out!  Don't miss out - this includes Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit - ink pads, cardstock, reinkers, In Color Dahlais, the In Color Paper Stack and the coordinating 3/8 inch stitched satin ribbon!

You can view the entire retiring list on my online store by clicking below!!

Thank you for visiting today !!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Papillon Potpourri

 Pretty color combination - this card uses Island Indigo and some of our gold products.

Here's how I made this -

I started with a base of Island Indigo Cardstock - 4 1/4  x 11 inches, and scored it in half at 5 1/2 inches.

I added a layer of Island Indigo Designer Series Paper cut 4 1/ 4  x  3 inches, attached to bottom of card front.

I used a piece of Whisper White Cardstock (cut just a bit less than two inches wide) and the Scallop Tag Topper punch to create my tag.

I added several strips of the Watercolor Wonder Washi tape to the tag.

My butterflies were stamped in Island Indigo ink on Whisper White Cardstock and punched with the Elegant Butterfly punch, and attached them to the tag with glue dots.   I like to gently "fluff'" up the wings to create some dimension.    I used a glue dot to attach the strip of sequins to the tag top - and then threaded some gold bakers twine through the hole (punched by the Tag Topper Punch) and tied a knot.

I layered a bit of Gold Foil Vellum under the tag, attached it to the card, and my card was complete! 

All products are listed below - you can click on any image to be taken to my online store to order yours!

Thanks for stopping by today - Happy Saturday!


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Mini Sampler

 I had my downline over this week for a meeting - I always look forward to getting together with these ladies - they are fun and so talented and I am always inspired by them!

This month, for one of our Make and Takes, we made a Spring Mini Sampler that I designed -

click on any of the photos for a bigger view! 

here's a closer view-

And here is a view with the frame I used -

These little samplers are so fun to make - and are really cuter "in person" - the picture doesn't do justice to all the details and layers and dimension. 

Well, gotta run today - it is a beautiful day here and the grass has turned green!! I guess spring is here!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cheer Up Buttercup

I love the Cheer Up Buttercup stamp from the Geometric Stamp Set and for my card today, I thought I would create a little bouquet of buttercups to hopefully brighten someone's day!

Here's how I created this card -

My card base is 4 1/4 x 11 inches, in daffodil delight cardstock.

Next is a layer of basic black - 4 3/8 x 5 1/8

The Whisper White layer is stamped very lightly with the Dictionary stamp. (Inked with basic gray ink and stamped off on scrap paper before stamping on the card front).

The flowers were made using the Flower Shop stamp set and Pansy punch, stamped with Daffodil Delight Ink.

The flower stems are just small strips of Pear Pizzazz card stock tied up with a bit of Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon.

And my Cheer Up Buttercup Banner is stamped with Daffodil Ink onto Whisper White card stock - I flagged both ends with my Hexagon punch, and them sponged some ink around the edges.  

And here are this week's deals -

My favorites - the Punch Pack - it is a must have!! And I love the Secret Garden Framelits!!!

Thanks for visiting today !!