Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Sketch to Play With

I played with this sketch today and this is what I came up with. I was inspired by another very creative designer and made a few changes to be able to call it mine. I used Best Dad Ever stamp set and some retired DSP. The colors used are: Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede and Early Expresso. Without further is my card.

Friday, March 30, 2012

One last SAB card

Well, it is hard to believe that we have come to the end of another Sale-a-Bration season. The 31st at midnight will officially end the frenzy. If you have not gotten around to ordering yet, well, go straight to my website without passing GO and order now! This card was made with the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper from SAB and the Fresh Vintage stamp set and brads from SAB. Go now and order. Remember if you get to the $150 mark you get extra free goodies but you will get a FREE Sale-a-Bration  item for every $50 you spend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Praying for You card

This was another card shown at Leadership that I am just getting around to making and showing! This is very simple but very striking and could be used for either the male or female sex. I used Very Vanill and Soft Suede for all of the stamping and card stock. The stamp set is Thoughts and Prayers. I debossed the front layer and sponged the raised part.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Leadership Card Post

I took a photo of this card at Leadership and decided to copy one for myself. This little ribbon thingies on the cards are the rage right now and they are so easy to make. Just cut your strip of card stock then use a square punch to make the V thing. I used the butterfly again, I am in a rut here. Can't hardly wait for Spring to get here as I HATE winter!!! This looks like spring to me!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Birthday Card

Since today is my hubby's birthday, I thought I would show a birthday card even though this is not his birthday card. One of the best things about making birthday cards is that everybody you know has a birthday! This one is simple and I kept it that way so that I could pull it out and case myself again and again. That is one of the great things about a simple sketch. The colors used here are: Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White with ribbons of Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Vanilla lace.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dare to Dream

My attempt to save card stock! Read on...
Another great CASE and I think it came from a Connie or Mary blog. I just love the butterfly and this one was made using the Blossoms punch. The idea was in the Occasions mini on page 16. Actually, maybe that is where it was cased from! I used a lot of layers to make this one and so I did not totally "waste" all that good card stock I cut circles out of each layer where they would not show or hurt the integrity of the card. The colors are: Whisper White, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party. Since I do not have the new Diagonal Simply Scoring Tool yet, I embossed my front. You can always find something to substitute with so many wonderful stamping options.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Technique Card - Video

Here is a great technique card that is simple to make with a few supplies. Click here for the video.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Anniversary Card for my Sweetie

It is now officially 5 days since our 31st anniversary (where has the time gone?) Each year I try to make a special card that is at least a step up from my usual clean and simple style. This year I was inspired from the Leadership meeting that I went to in San Antonio in January. I decided to make one of the cards they showed on stage. Here it is and I know you will like it too. I had to take a lot of photos of it to be able to show all the layering to you.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Create with Connie and Mary 194

This is the sketch

Now for my card. I made a square card like the sketch and wanted to make it rather spring-like. I used the latest DSP called Summer Smooches for my inspiration. This is a sneak peek of products that will be in the new catty and are available for order on April 1st.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kindness Matters

This card started with the beautiful Designer Cuts card in Very Vanilla. I added the Blushing Bride to the inside layer and stamped using Baja Breeze and Blushing Bride. This one was so quick and easy and you can get the Kindness Matters stamp set FREE with a qualifying SAB order of $50. Click here to order now.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SAB Box of Cards

I found this cute project on Robin Merriman's blog and decided to make one for myself. I am always needing little hostess gifts or insert cards for gifts. This one was made with the delicious Everyday Enchantment DSP that is only available until the 31st of this month. I do so love this paper and the great matching stamp set called Fresh Vintage. I am going to miss posting with it after it is gone!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mother's Day SAB card

I used a piece of the wonderful Sale-a-Bration DSP that is only available for a couple of more days as the backdrop of this card. For lack of a better name I am calling it a peek-a-boo card because the DSP peeks thru the top layer after being punched with the wonderful Blossoms punch. I embellished it with buttons and other floral punches. Needed to add the Rose Red for a little color "pop."

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Friend card

 I found 2 of these old  card styles in my stash and quickly made a beautiful card using again Bordering on Romance. I tried my hand at water coloring again but this time I took the advice of an expert and added a little color around the main image to help make the flowers pop. The sentiment on this one is from the set called My Friend.
I also stamped the envelope to match.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Medallions Meets Field Flowers

For this card I started with Very Vanilla card stock and then stamped the Medallion image with Crumb Cake ink. I stamped with Black the words and flowers from the set Field Flowers. I lifted the top layer with dimensionals and called it done.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

You Might Be Lucky if...

Paper Crafters Library is giving away 18 One Year Subscriptions to their ideas and video's. This is a fun and cool membership for anyone who loves crafting and working with paper! Click here to learn more.

Simply Sent Box

I found a quick and easy tutorial here to make a Simply Sent card into a cute little box. I filled mine with 3 Ghirardelli candies and a Starbucks gift card for our recent Women's Retreat. It took me only about 10 minutes to make it and I even used it for my monthly card club for a fast 3-D project.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St Patty's Day!

Finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

My stampers club made these cute little bags the other day when they were over. I added something to mine that they did not have for theirs. I have challenged them to find it and leave me a comment! I wonder who is looking today? Any way, I was in Wally World and found the multi-colored Twizzlers and had to go for it!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Playing with Wisteria Wonder

Just the name, Wisteria Wonder, makes me almost smell the Wisteria. It should be blooming any day now! This card used the hostess set Precious Butterflies and I kept it very simple in Black, White and Wisteria.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bordering on Romance

This stamp set is definitely growing on me. It was not my favorite but I got it at an extra discount so I figured, why not? I have made just a couple of cards with it so I decided to see what others have done with it and this one was so pretty I just had to make one for myself. Water coloring is not my forte but I am still working at it. Happiness is from Loving Thoughts.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I made a quick little card for a blog hop. Now I have never done a blog hop but this one intrigued me and was hosted by Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch. Now here is the sketch.

Now this is the card that I made. I used one of the Baja Breeze simply sent cards for the base. I then embossed the Daffodil Delight with the new heart adorning accents embossing folder. I added the yummy pleated Baja Breeze ribbon and cut the butterflies from the Beautiful Butterflies die cut. I stamped on the top butterfly with the Fresh Vintage stamp and added the glitter. Very simple and pretty.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Inspiration from the Mini

The mini cover was the inspiration for this card and I wanted to use one the stick pins or hat pins so this is what I came up with. It is very similar the the one on the front but does have a few changes. This was actually the 1st card I made using the framelits and after I went to Leadership and learned a trick or 2 I came home and made a whole bunch more. The colors on this are Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A Pretty Hello

I followed a sketch to make this card but the rest is all mine! Yea! I have spent the whole day "CASE"ing and now I finally made something on my own. Ok, so this is what I am calling a pretty hello card. I started with the focal point. I had actually made it for something else but I messed it up. Rather than throwing it out, I followed the advice I give to the kids..."If you mess it up, dress it up." So I just put it together following the sketch and it came out nice and clean.
Supplies used: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Markers: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Dotted Scallop  Ribbon Border punch, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" ribbon

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mixed Bunch

This is a soft card appropriate for all occasions. I started with the Wisteria Wonder card and then embossed the Whisper White part of the way down. I stamped the card stock embossing paper using Whisper White craft ink and the clear embossing powder. I punched the flowers with the matching punch and added the pretty matching bakers twine.

Friday, March 9, 2012

A Simple Wedding Card

I was thinking spring and weddings and sweet love when I made this card. I was challenged by the Create with Connie and Mary CAS sketch this week and this is the card I made. As you can see I kept it very clean. I only used Whisper White and Blushing Bride.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Embossing Folder Card

I found this card by Mary Brown and totally (almost) cased it today. I love all the embossing folders but this card shows that they are not just for backgrounds, they can also be part of the focal point. I embossed the Whisper White and used my markers for the color highlights. Simple Simon!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fresh Vintage - A 10 Minute Card

I am just sharing a quick card that I made using the SAB stamp set Fresh Vintage. I only used 2 colors of ink, Soft Suede and Poppy Parade, Whisper White card stock and a piece of ribbon. This is truly a 10 minute card from start to finish. How about that?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Fresh Vintage - SAB set

All I can say is, I wish I had more of the yummy Everyday Enchantment DSP that you can only get for FREE with your qualifying SAB order or $50 or more. Oh, I am just going to have to place another order. This paper is so pretty and I love both sides! This is a Very Vanilla card with the Poppy Parade and DSP accents. The stamped image again comes from the SAB set Fresh Vintage.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Butterfly Easel Card

I found this butterfly while out looking and immediately made one. They have been around for quite a while but I just have not made one. I have noticed that whenever I need a gift I have to quickly make a little gift note and this one fits the bill quickly and easily.

The view from the side

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Loving Thoughts

This card represents another blog hop find this time by Mary Fish. I don't know for sure but I think her stamping number is in the single digits with Stampin' Up! Wow! She always does great work but I especially liked this one because it is so clean and simple. Anyone could case it and it came together so quickly. I changed the butterflies a little but I did my envelope treatment just like hers. Another great way to use up DSP.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ribbons, Stamps and Paper, Oh My!

I found this idea while blog hopping the other day and quickly made it up for myself. I do not have the little Petite Pockets die so I had to take apart one of the open ended envelopes to make these. I am thinking that now that I have done this and how quickly it came together that I now will be able to use up a lot of that extra DSP that I have laying around! I used the SAB set called Fresh Vintage for the stamped images and I tea stained the Very Vanilla card stock after stamping. Don't you love the way the teeny ribbon looks on these cards? Don't forget, we have the rest of the month for Sale-a-Bration and you too can get the FREE ribbon, DSP and the stamp set with your qualifying order or party. Click here to order 24/7. Note, the little stamped circles are envelope seals made with card stock and dotto. Keep them ready to use on wax paper and pull and apply as needed. I am planning to cut vanilla card stock to add the address to these to keep the coordinated look.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quickie Baby Card

I had a shower sneak up on me and I quickly needed a card insert for the gift. I made this little 3x3 for the new baby girl. The little baby gnome worked perfectly along with the Occasions Alphabet. It was a simple no muss, no fuss card!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

One Sketch, 5 Cards

I stumbled upon a great sketch today that works well with the "Packed for..." stamps in the current mini brochure. I got these free by booking parties and I have been a bit stumped when it came to using them. Then I saw a sketch and used the same one for all 5 cards. Take a look!
Baby Girl

Baby Boy

Masculine Birthday

Generic Birthday

Female Birthday