Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Medallion - Christmas Card

Here is a card I made using the medallion stamp in soft suede. The red background and punched oval are real red and the paper behind the mat is Christmas cocoa DSP.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Birthday bird

Here is a card I made for my mother-in-law for her birthday. I used a retired DSP - I think it's bella blue and it uses baja breeze colors. The stamp is the hostess set bird and the saying is 'hugs and wishes.'

I hope she likes it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Hi all,
Well, I guess the Christmas busyness got the better of me. I just realized it's been a month since I posted anything!

We hosted Thanksgiving at our house and I really enjoyed seeing my Mom and sister, but it didn't allow a lot of time for card making. In addition, as a business analyst at ADI, I have a project that is going into effect Dec 16th, so that has meant a lot of working at night and evening con-calls. I love what I do, but again, that takes away from card making time.

I uploaded several cards, but I'm going to post only one a day. so keep watching, there should be several posts now regularly.

This card is one I tried using the movers and shapers bird die with the Big Shot. I thought it may be interesting to have the textured christmas paper poking out behind the cut out bird image. It's kind of a neat effect. The bird is cut out of a square piece of card stock. The DSP is taped to the back and then that is glued to a very thin red mat. Then the whole thing is glued to the ribbon wrapped mat. Let me know what you think!

Recipe: Big Shot, Movers and Shapers die, Christmas Cocoa DSP, Soft Suede Card Stock, Real Red Card Stock, Whisper White Card stock, real red striped ribbon, soft suede ribbon, soft suede stamp pad.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Today was so warm here in New England it reminded me of a day where sunflowers were still in bloom. Since it's mid November, nothing is in bloom here, but we still enjoy a sunny day regardless.

This card uses an old (and borrowed) image my friend let me use. I colored these babies in using summer sun marker and kiwi kiss for the stems/leaves using the blender pen. The card stock is from a retired DSP of kiwi kiss and i added a twine ribbon around the edge to complete the rustic, yet simplistic card. The inside sentiment could say anything really. I think I'll leave it blank for an unknown occassion.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas Dove

I have been playing with some blue themed christmas cards this weekend. I happened upon a card I made at a stampin up meet up last year that I loved. It used the home scene of the 'to you and yours' stamp and had a great layering technique that took DSP and put 1/2 the layer in DSP and the other 1/2 something neutral. I decided to try that with the dove image and my Christmas Cocoa DSP. Here is what I came up with. I had fun spritzing some shimmer paint/alcohol solution on the dove after embossing him with some irredescent ice. The photo probably doesn't do it justice because these subtle glimmer techniques are best seen in person.

Now my dilemna is that I have made about 5 cards and am out of bordering blue. I may sneak in a small order to get some more because I love this card. I also need some stampin dimensionals and the stuff they sell at the discount craft stores just isn't as nice. But then the dilemna is 'well since I'm placing an order, how about some of that wide ribbon in old olive? and if I'm getting bordering blue paper - why not getting a bordering blue stamp pad (and not use up all the ink in my little spot.) I'm sure anyone reading this blog will understand the way these 3.00-5.00 items just creep up on you! the next thing you know you have a $45.00 order and you just needed some bordering blue card stock! I have such a hard time staying on budget for stamping supplies - well anything for that matter - but especially stamping supplies. Maybe I'll move on to another design that uses red and green. I have plenty of those colors!!!

so, the recipe for this card is:
Stamp sets: To you and yours, teeny tiny wishes
Accessories: Jumbo eyelet (silver), Frosty White Shimmer paint, irredescent ice emboss powder
Ink: Versamark (pen), Bordering blue
Paper: Christmas Cocoa DSP, Kraft, Bordering Blue, Carson Manga Paper
Ribbon: Kraft, wide organza white, narrow organza blue

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Fall Card - bloggers challenge

Hello. Here in New England we have a rainy & dreary fall day so it's a perfect day to do laundry and housework, but an even better day to STAMP. I'll hopefully do a little of both. This weeks bloggers challenge was a fall card so I knew right away I wanted to use my Autumn Days stamp set and some of the in-colors. This card uses Inspired by Nature - a favorite stamp set that my friend owns and I borrow often. I did the grass in a mix of colors using my markers. I stamped the image initially in kiwi kiss and then used soft suede and crushed curry to streak in some extra color. The pheasant is stamped in soft suede and cut out. The 'give thanks' saying is also borrowed from my friends set and stamped in crushed curry, then layered on a thin layer of soft suede, a larger layer of textured crushed curry and then raised up over the corner punched kiwi. I added a brad to give even more accent to the message. The card is made with Very Vanilla.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

You make me smile

Here is a card I made for my nieces birthday but then decided to give her another card. ah well, at least she got a card. If you are like me you have big plans to make a card and then nothing goes out. The recipe for this one is:
Stamp Set: Window Dressing
Ink: Sahara Sand, Cameo Coral
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Blissful Blue DSP
Accessories: Blissful Blue Taffeta Ribbon

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Technique - Embossing

So Friday's challenge was 'technique.' It didn't say it had to be a new technique, which is good because I'm not very good at new things on short notice. So I decided to use a technique that I use occassionally but not often and that is embossing. I love the look of embossing - especially clear embossing, but it is a lot of extra work so I don't do it often.

This is one of my three Christmas cards. I had posted a different version of this stamp/card earlier in the week and didn't love it. I like this card more - it's just a little more 'me.' So, I hope you enjoy and please give me feedback. If you have a suggestion to make it better - let me know. In a few weeks I plan to make at least 10 of these and I'm open to ideas.

The recipe for this card is as follows:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Versafine (oil based black ink), versamark clear
Technique: Embossing
Accessories: Copic Markers, Shimmer Paint, Alpine ribbon, Large Gold Eyelet.
Stamp Set: Holy Triptych, City of David

I colored in the image with various Copic Markers and then did the star, Mary's halo & Jesus's halo with an extra layer of shimmer ink in Champagne. The saying is done in clear embossing. Oh and I tore the old olive paper on one side.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two birthday cards

Here are two birthday cards I made today. The one with the colored cupcakes that is angled is the card I made for my 8 year old niece. She is a cutie pie, but quite precocious. My sister tells me she reads at a 4th grade level, but that is sometimes hard since she's only 8. For her birthday I got her the 'little house on the prairie' book series. It is designed for 9-12 year old readers but I know the content won't be too old for her - well compared to some other 4th grade books she could be reading. I hope she hasn't already read them!!! Anyway, I had made two of the cupcake images so I decided to make the other one for a more adult person. I kind of like the adult one - the red and brown make a great color combination. I used the shimmer paint for the cupcakes and then used the glue to make the cherries pop with a glossy raised finish.
The recipe is:
Card Stock Chocolate chip, whisper white, pretty in pink, read red, real red DSP.
Ink: chocolate chip, real red
Accessories: White embossing powder (for hope your day is sweetest ever.) and the glue for the cherries.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Whimsical/Cute christmas

So here is my second take at my whimsical/cute Christmas card. This is pure Rubadultery - a term my friend told me to describe stamping and card making with non-stamping up products. I do feel naughty, but I like it. The biggest issue with rubadultery is the cost. When you stay in the stampin up line - everything coordinates. As soon as I venture off (like I did with this Stampavie image) I need new papers (better paper to handle marker ink), new markets (better quality markers like copic) and of course MORE STAMP's. and the joke is the other stamps are so darn cheap, that it hardly feels like spending money - that is till you see your paypal bills and see that when you get three $5.00 stamps - that's $15.00 that you could have spent on Stampin up stuff. Ah well.

So, here is my second attempt at this card. The first time around I used Soft Suede, which I liked with the Christmas DSP, but the bear done in soft suede is just too dark. So this guy I did in creamy caramel and I kind of like him. You can't see it well in this photo, but the hat trim and pom-pom were done with the new shimmer paint and it has a nice look. You may be able to see the Christmas message in the upper left (from the teeny tiny messages) and the clear button with twine bow. The only real debate now is the bird. I had wanted to do him red - like a cardinal, but both my husband and son liked him better in blue. So now I need to find the perfect blue - is it bordering blue? Ballet Blue? Bashful blue? Oh and the birds belly is with shimmer white ink also. Let me know your ideas. I won't start making this card in bulk until later this month. Now I'm still in trial and error mode to get the 'perfect' design.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Playing with some Christmas Card Designs

This weekend I started playing around with some Christmas card designs. My plan is to come up with 3 original designs and make about 10 cards from each. One design is going to be whimsical and fun - maybe even youthful. Another design will probably be using a nature theme - simple and elegant and the most important design will be one celebrating Christ's birth - the real meaning behind Christmas.

So tonight I have a sample of the faith card. I was playing with a borrowed stamp set Holy Triptych. The image is stamped on vellum and then colored in on the reverse side. Then the vellum got mounted on white and then Soft Suede. Then that is mounted on a shimmery white and the message is from an old retired set 'city of david' but I like how it matched the mood of the card.

The red is (of course) real red and the DSP is from the Christmas Cocoa DSP from the mini-catalog. I'll probably continue to tweak it. I'll post other attempts to refine it on the site.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween pumkins for the bloggers challenge

Today's bloggers challenge is halloween. I have a big basket of clear bags filled with assorted candy for my trick or treaters tomorrow. I hope I have enough. We have a great neighborhood for trick or treat so we can get a lot of kids. You know the dilemna, you want enought candy for the kids (maybe not enough for the teens) but you really don't want too many leftovers - especially if you love the candy you give out! I have 50 bags, plus some extra smarties and airheads, so even if I get extra kids, I'll have something for them.

Anyway, here is my halloween card. I made it using the oval punch and pumpkin paper. I took the leaves from my rose stamp set and embellished the card with ribbon and a martha stewart punch. It's kind of simple but effective. Enjoy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Cards for Soldiers

Okay, call me a sucker for an advertisement or the power of suggestion. Friday night I was watching Jay Leno and Michelle Obama was on the '10 at 10' segment. This is where they do a satellite feed of someone and ask them 10 questions. During her segment she mentioned that last week was national service week and she encouraged everyone to do something (volunteer - like) to help our nations military families. So I remembered one of my stamping buddies mentioning that she donates some of her home-made cards to the soldiers. She makes cards - leaves them blank - and they get sent to the military bases overseas where the soldiers can use them to send cards to their families back home.
So, of course, I decided that is how I could serve. So Sunday (while the Patriots were playing on TV in the background) I whipped up a bunch of cards using some scraps and images I had been leaving around. I was so happy to get 10 cards put together. I'll mail them this week so they will get to the distribution center before the next deadline (Nov 6th.) I had fun imagining soldier men and women choosing these cards for their wifes/husbands/kids/family. Here are a few of them.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Well the last few days I've been regretting not getting any DSP for Halloween so today I was out and about and near a designer scrapbooking store and just had to go in. Sure enough, they had a huge variety of fall and halloween papers so of course, I stocked up. The best part is that they were all less than $1.00, so including the new ribbons I got, my total was still less than $5.00.
So, of course I had to come home and make several halloween cards with my new Twick or Tweet stamp and the new papers. Here are the best of my creations.


Friday, October 23, 2009

A flower for every season - no layer card.

This weeks bloggers challenge was to do a 'no layer' card. Yes - this was a challenge! I actually made two cards. This is the second and the card I like better. I really wanted some texture so I decided to punch out the image separators (rather than just draw lines.)


Recipe: Stamps: A flower for every season; Happy birthday
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Various markers

Medallion - Here comes the bride

A woman I know is getting remarried on Saturday. She and I used to be close, but now our lives have gone in different directions. She is a sweetheart and I am so happy she is remarrying. I think her fiance is a great guy and they are sweet together.

So, I made this card for her and dropped it in the mail Wednesday.

I am really big lately on the very vanilla wedding cards. A few weeks ago I played with the clear embossing on very vanilla for a co-workers wedding card - but that was before I got my Medallion stamp. I knew I wanted to do the clear embossing with Medallion for a wedding card and this is my first attempt. The circle in the middle caused me some fuss. I kept finding it too 'symetrical' with the pearls around it, but finally like it with the scallop punch in the middle. This card has more of a whimsical feel (the here comes the bride stamp set brings that tone) but I may play some more with the together forever stamp set to see if I can come up with a more classic/traditional look using the same techniques.

So, here it is.....
Card Stock: Very Vanilla; Generic Beige Textured card stock
Stamps: Together forever; here comes the bride; medallion
Ink: Versamark
Technique: Clear Embossing
Accessories: Ivory Ribbon - barely noticeable on the sides; pearls

Monday, October 5, 2009

Stampavie Mouse in nutboat

I made this card for a general occasion. I used the Stamavie set 'mouse in nutboat' and colored in the image using the stampin up watercolor crayons in earth elements. The card and image are on basic watercolor paper. The mat is Baja Breeze and so is the ribbon. The saying at the bottom is 'hope your day is the sweetest ever.' This will make a great birthday card or thinking of you card. If I do this design again, I'd probably use a baby saying since this design is so sweet for a new baby!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Love - Bloggers Challenge

This card is for the 10/1/09 Bloggers challenge. The challenge was to make a love card.

I don't have a lot of use for lovey dovey cards but I do have a lot of need for general cards so I decided to use this stamp set and make a card with love in it (meet the blog challenge) but a more general love message that I could use for anyone.

This stamp set is very versatile. It has a nice mothers day message but the flowers and wheelbarrow are useful for any number of projects.


Card Stock: Watercolor paper, Dusty Durango
Ink: Dusty Durango, Old Olive
Accessories: Hardware vanilla, Durango ribbon, old olive ribbon, blender pens
Stamp Set: Blooming with love

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Thinking of You

This thinking of you card was made for a bloggers challenge a few weeks ago (9/11/09) but I had technical problems with my camera and wasn't able to post it.

I plan to send this to an old friend of the family who is recovering from breast cancer treatments.


Card stock: always artichoke, so saffron, whisper white
Stamp set: wonderful watercolors
Ink: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Sunflower, chocolate chip
Accessories: So Saffron wide grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wedding cards - tone on tone very vanilla

Here are two cards I made for co-workers. Both are getting married this weekend! The first card is for Sue. Her wedding colors are Ivory and Champagne so I was inspired to try to make a tone on tone card for her in her colors. This was really fun to do with embossing and accessories. Since I was already in the mood, I decided to make Steve's card similar, but his is a tad more whimsical because Sue is more classy and elegant and Steve is more silly and fun. I hope the weather is great for them this weekend. Sue's ceremony is Friday. Steve's is Saturday.

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Off-white card stock from AC moore, Vellum
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand (Happily ever after)
Stamps: French Script, congratulations, Happily ever after, Together Forever (inside greeting.)
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls
Embossing: Clear

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bloggers Challenge DSP 9/25/09

This card uses the Bella Rose DSP. I don't have a specific occasion for this card but it will be nice for a young lady who reaches a milestone - maybe when my daughter completes finals in college or my neighbor daughter hears from her 1st choice college. I like to have some cards in 'inventory' that I have around. Many times, I want to send a card quickly and it's nice to have some general sentiment cards around for that. This congratulations set is very flexible since the other sayings allow you to make the card for birthday, anniversay, retirement... whatever.
The recipe:
Card Stock: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Pink Piorette
Stamp pad: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Piorette, versamark
DSP: Bella Rose
Stamps: Priceless, Congratulations
Accessories: Pink Gingham ribbon, Iridescent ice (embossing powder)
Technique: Embossing

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hello Card

This is a square card/note. I made this for my daughter. Sarah is my oldest and I can't believe what a beautiful and sweet young lady she is. No, I'm not surprised that she's beautiful and sweet, but it is hard to believe that she is a young lady already. She is no longer a teenager!!!!

Anyway, I sent this card up to her at college with some home-made cookies and a few books she left behind.


Paper: Watercolor paper
Markers: Soft subtles
Stamp pad: Stayzon black
Tools: Movers and Shapers Big Shot die set
Stamps: Window Dressing
Accessories: Old Olive ribbon

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

My husband and I will celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary on Monday. Wow - 1985 seems like a long time ago, but I've enjoyed every year (more or less) with my husband. It really is true that relationships go through cycles of ups and downs. Thankfully, we are in a really good cycle right now and I really enjoy spending time with Bob and there is a renewed sense of intimacy in our relationship. It helps a lot that his job is much less stressful, he is home (and not traveling so much) and the kids are older and less demanding. The years when he was traveling 1-2 weeks a month and the kids needed a lot of care were tough, and frankly we probably neglected our relationship a bit during those times. But now, we are really trying to prioritize our relationship and life is good. Anyway, on to today's card. This is cute image from Stampavie that I borrowed from Kimberly.

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Certainly Celery
Ink: Soft Suede
Stamps: Stampavie, Define your life (together)
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka-dot grosgrain, Certainly Celery polytwill ribbon

Monday, September 21, 2009

This is a get well card I made for my father in law. He had a pacemaker put in last week and is recovering from the procedure. He had quite a time in the hospital. He was having a very normal procedure to fix another issue, when they noticed that his heart was stopping. This happened 4 times in 36 hours, so they knew he needed the pacemaker. In a way, it was a blessing that this happened, because otherwise they might not have ever detected his issue. Also, the 2nd night he was in the hospital - his roommate died. I guess the guy in the bed next to him was only 24 years old, but morbidly obese. Talk about waking you up to the reality that none of us live here on earth forever. I pray that the experience will cause him to refocus his priorities and consider his relationship with God. He's a great guy, but not much of a spiritual man. Anyway, on to the card. The card is actually an accident, but I like the effect and will use it again. I originally had the watercolor image larger and matted on the eggplant card stock. I had put 4 brads in the corners but it was too large and too symmetrical. So I cut the image down, but in doing so the cutter only hit the watercolor paper and didn't get to the under layer of card stock. So as I ripped the card stock off - voila - the torn edge you see. It adds a nice masculine look.

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, very vanilla, Eggplant, watercolor paper
Ink: Eggplant
Other: Hodgepodge hardware, eggplant ribbon, wonderful watercolors
Stamps: Thougts of Father, Thoughts and prayers

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Stampavie birthday card

Kimberly got me hooked on the Stampavie collection. I love this stamp with Lily and friends. It was perfect for my friend and co-worker. She loved it! Erin and have worked together for over 10 years and she's a big animal lover. She encourages me to eat healthy and buy organic! Surprisingly she was born the same year, but she manages to look 10 years younger than me. Must be all that organic food and yoga she does! Like I said, she's an inspiration for me!

The recipe for today's card is as follows:

Ink: Baja Breeze, watercolor crayons in earth elements
Paper: Strathmore Watercolor paper, Summer Sun
Stamps: Lily and friends (Stampavie), Wonderful words (Stampin up)
Accessories: Baja Breeze Ribbon

Friday, September 18, 2009


For this weeks bloggers challenge, I decided to go with a fall theme. I picked the flowers/foliage from Autumn days and thought the saying from God's blessing went well with the Thanksgiving theme. It's hard to see but the very vanilla has a very thin mat of mambo melon.

The challenge was to use crushed curry, mambo melon and chocolate chip with neutrals. I found the color combination challenging so I used the mambo melon as just a slight accent, rather than a theme color.

Since the card itself is on crushed curry, I opted to add a layer to the inside of the card. I usually prefer to write my card message on something neutral.

I struggled to get a good photo of this one, the colors seem a little off but I hope you get the idea of the card.

Thanks for looking and please add comments. I love seeing them!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Birthday Bird

Monday, my youngest son will turn 16. Cards for boys are tough, cards for men are tougher but I think cards for young men are the toughest!!!

I really have nothing appropriate! I was tempted to go out and buy a car stamp - and since I do still have the weekend, I may still do that, I thought it would be cute to get a car image and then maybe put some dogs and people in the car all 'freakin' out because Eric is the driver!

Anyway, I created this card as a backup and I do really like it, even if I don't wind up using it for Eric. I suppose I could very easily swap out the 'son' and change it to 'dad' or some other 3 letter word.

So, the recipe is as follows: DSP: Good morning sunshine, ribbon - chocolate chip - wide satin. Card Stock - Whisper white, chocolate chip and So Saffron and a library clip as an accent. The stamps are 'cheep talk' and 'wonderful favorites.'

Too cute - something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue!

Today's bloggers challenge was to do a baby card.

It's kind of a 'something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.' The punch was 'borrowed', the movers and shapers is kind of borrowed and/or new. My friend and I are 'sharing' it and it's my month to use it!!!.

the image is super old - retired many years ago and of course the something blue is the DSP in blissful blue.

I didn't have the energy to make this card in pink also - I would have had to do a whole new color scheme for that AND this one went through several revisions because it wasn't perfect AND my husband touched it with chocolate sauce on his hands!!! Maybe I'll do a pink one tomorrow!

I used the Big Shot with the movers and shapers curly label to cut out the curly label from the Sahara Sand card stock that made up the card. Then I did another cut out using the blissful blue DSP. The image is an oldie but a goodie that I got in a set off e-bay last year. It's called too cute and the image is the cutest little baby - all happy and excited.

I put the sentiment on the punched out white image and then glued it to a So Saffron scrap and added two square brads. The ribbon is Kraft Taffeta - another favorite.

To add a tad of contrast I took a sheet of So Saffron and put it through the Big Shot so the Too Cute image is actually attached to a slightly larger curly label and, of course, the too cute curly label image is raised up so it actually pops out of the card.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Wild about you

Another wild about you card. This card uses stampin up wild about you and priceless. I used certainly celery, apricot appeal and pretty in pink ink with the different priceless stamps to make the background paper. Then the lion was done in apricot. fun - fun!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Friday. This is my first card for a 'bloggers challenge.' The bloggers challenge is sponsored by 'Designs by Lisa Somerville' and the link to her site is http://www.lisasomerville.com/

The challenge today was a sketch challenge, so I followed the layout with a rose image from the stampin up retired stamp set 'Wild Rose.' The sentiment is from stampin up's 'Thoughts & Prayers.'

A girl I work with just heard this week that her aunt died suddenly from heart failure. Her aunt was 68 years old and the sudden death really rocked the family. I never like to have to send a sympathy card, but when I do, I try to add an extra level of perfection to it. It seems appropriate to make it just right. I'll mail this to her tomorrow to let her know that I'm thinking of her and that I care.

As for colors, I used very vanilla, old olive, cameo coral and the new 'in color' melon mambo. Because the pink is dark, I added a very vanilla layer to the inside and added the sentiment and a small rose.

I really like the color combination and will try to remember to use it again in the future.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A little birdie in pretty in pink

This card uses the retired stampin up set 'a little birdie.' I used pretty in pink, certainly celery and instead of plain white paper, I used watercolor paper for the background and the bird.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hello There!

Hello! Today it is HOT, HOT, HOT. Another over 90 degree day. They say the heat wave will end tonight. I will be glad to have cooler, less humid days.

Today's card is one I made last spring. It uses Tangerine Tango from SU, along with Pacific Point and Kiwi Kiss.

I had some of the students from my son's highschool come over last spring to learn to make cards. I had them make this one and it was one of the favorites.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

watercolor flower pots card

Okay, I know mothers day was a while ago, but I made this same card for my sisters birthday a few weeks ago, so it's still relevant. I love working with watercolors on stamped images. This one is a little different, in that the water coloring is intentionally 'not in the lines.'

This one I call 'Dandylions.' They are so cute. I plan to send this card to my World Vision Child - Enala. Our family supports a 10 year old girl in Malawi Africa. As her sponsor we are encouraged to send notes and letters periodically. I thought she may enjoy this one, since cute animals and flowers/plants are probably a good universal language.

The color scheme here is stampin up chocolate chip, apricot appeal and cameo coral.

Butterfly Card

My daughter (Sarah Monroe) came up with the design for this card. It's so sweet and summery. She used the Razzleberry ink with old olive. The colors are really nice.

I made this thank you card using the Inspired by Nature set by stampin up. I used the markers to ink the stamp, then matted the image on same color paper.

New Blogger!

I am now really cool. I just created my Blog! I am very happy to be part of the blogging world. I created my blog so I could post my hand made cards online and participate in a card making 'bloggers challenge.' So now that I have a blog, I am 'in' the club! Starting this Friday (August 21st) I plan to do a card a week with the challenge. Check back and see what's new each week!