Friday, January 31, 2014

Wonderful Watercolor Cards

Wonderful Watercolor Cards (2-1/2" x 3-1/2")

Happy Watercolor Stamp Set
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Island Indigo Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes
Gumball Green Classic Stampin' Pad
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad
Accessories & Tools
Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape
Envelope Punch Board
  1. Cut the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards in half and stamp.
  2. Cut the Watercolor Wonder Designer Envelopes in half and seal the edges using Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape.
  3. If desired, make envelopes for the halved cards using the Envelope Punch Board on the 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" setting.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Open Sea

Another great masculine card! Wow, I am full of them this month. Must really be missing my man! Actually, by the time this posts we will be toghther again!  Woo Hoo! I am truly blessed to be able to say that He is my best friend and it has been very lonely here without him.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sale-a-Bration Time is Here!

Here's what you need to know to get the most out of Sale-A-Bration!

*Jan. 28 – March 31, 2014, earn 1 FREE Sale-A-Bration gift for every $50 you spend (does not include shipping and tax).

*The suggested bundles in the front of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show you simple and coordinating ways to reach $50 in product, but ANY $50 Stampin' Up! order qualifies
*Also, don't forget you can be your own hostess by spending $150 or more (before shipping and tax) and you'll earn Hostess Rewards plus Sale-A-Bration items.

Please let me know if you need anything, like a brochure or to place an order.  You can even order online through my Stampin' Up! site by clicking here and then "shop".

On sale this week...
January 28 – February 3

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine $29.95
It's embossing made easy. Texture Boutique is the perfect, portable tool to create embossed cards, tags, embellishments, and more. Use it with our Stampin' Up! exclusive Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.



 So, just a quick recap of Sale a Bration 2014 benefits:

  1. During Sale a Bration, select a FREE PRODUCT from the list above for each $50 you order
  2. During Sale a Bration, join my Pampered Stampers group and get an extra $25 in product of your choice in your Sarter Kit
  3. If your order or workshop total is over $300, you will receive an extra $30 in hostess benefits to spend in the catalog!

   Shop Online Anytime and Earn FREE STAMPS

Hanging Hearts

Hanging Hearts

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Dictionary Stamp

Calypso Coral Cardstock
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock
Pink Pirouette Cardstock
Smoky Slate Cardstock
White Vellum Cardstock
Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools
Stampin' Dimensionals
Full Heart Punch
Big Shot
Hearts Collection Framelits Dies
White crochet thread

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sale-A-Bration is Here!

What are you waiting for? Contact me to schedule your party today! Dates are limited. 
January 28th - March 31st
This is simply the best time to host a party or to join my team!

Monday, January 27, 2014

You're Amazing

According to the book The Five Languages of Love, my husband thrives on words of affection and encouragement. This set is perfect for making this type of card and it easily lends itself to the masculine. I put this one together to let him know that I think he is amazing!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Watercolor Wonder

You Make Me Happy Card (3-1/2" x 5")

Happy Watercolor Stamp SetPaper
So Saffron Cardstock
Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
Accessories & Tools
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Stampin' Dimensionals

  1. Stamp the watercolor swatch images in Pool Party ink on the Whisper White card.
  2. Stamp the poppy in Smoky Slate ink on the Whisper White card.
  3. Stamp the poppy in Smoky Slate ink twice on Tangerine Tango Cardstock and once on So Saffron Cardstock. Cut out the petals and flower center and adhere them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. Stamp the sentiment in VersaMark ink. Pour Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder over the sentiment. Shake off the excess powder and heat emboss.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Polymer Stamps - Countless Sayings Cards

Countless Sayings Cards

Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad
Pink Pirouette Classic Stampin' Pad
Pistachio Pudding Classic Stampin' Pad
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad

You can see all the polymer stamps sets and what all the buzz is about by clicking here:

Friday, January 24, 2014

Field Flowers

Well, you might know that I have always been drawn to the brights. This card is certainly no exception. Isn't is bright and pretty?

Field Flowers
Very Vanilla, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo card stock
Melon Mambo and Gumball Green ink
Pacific Point ribbon

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Starburst Card

This is the 2nd card my stamper's made with me last week. I really like how bright and cheery it turned out to be. I really can't emphasize how much I hate this cold weather! Bring on the spring, please.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Summer Silhouettes

I really hate to wish my life away but winter can go away anytime now as far as I am concerned. I am a warm weather girl! Just the name of this set, Summer Silhouettes, brings summer to mind for me. 

Supplies Used:
Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler card stock
Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler ink
Summer Silhouettes & Lacy and Lovely stamp sets
Big Shot and Adorning Accents

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thinking of You

Really, can you have too many of these cards? They are fun and simple to do but they look so 'hard.' This was done using the Creative Elements set and just a couple of inks...Island Indigo and Crumb Cake. Oops, I see my photo is a little off-center but you get the idea.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Dynamic Duos #86 {Subtly Yours in soft Aqua & Pink}

I am playing with these very subtle and soft colors...Pool Party and Pink Pirouette for the Dynamic Duos challenge. I have truly had a hard day today! I cleaned out the refrigerator (never for the brave of heart), pulled it out and cleaned behind it also. I have a broken shelf and I went to pick up a replacement and both of the stores have closed! Apparently Google does not know it yet so I drove all over for nothing. Then when I got home I closed the garage door and one of the springs broke. I am now crying. It has been 18 days since my hubby left for his new job and I doing all this tough moving stuff alone. Now I know you military wives do this all the time but I am still a wuss. So, when I saw this soft and sweet challenge I decided to take a break from breaking things and make a soft and sweet card.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sketch Meets Colors


As you can see I am again playing with 2 challenges. Hey, a busy girl has to do what a busy girl has to do. I am moving 862 miles in a week. We are closing on one house on Tuesday and the next on Friday! Whew! Why my hubby is away in OKC I will have to play. Who knows how long before I will be set up to go again.

The sketch is from Pals Paper Arts and the colors are from Connie and Mary. I kept my card sweet and simple and I used one of the new sets called Perfect Pennants. The words in this set just spoke to me.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


A little card to let him know that I was thinking of him. I am sending one every other day while we are apart. He is sure to enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them for him. This one has doodling on it and it is not straight. He hates when things are not perfectly straight. It might drive him crazy!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 297

A fun challenge, yes! I love the look of banners and again I am challenged to use this DSP package so I am trying another card using it. I have to say that it came out rather well. I started with the DSP and just kind of went with the 2 main colors plus a touch of whisper white. Very bright and cheery for these not so cheery January days.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Paper Players #178

Whoa! I have not played with a 4 color challenge in quite and while and I have to say that it stumped me. However, it also haunted me. Great colors but I wanted to keep my card very simple. CAS card.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weekly Specials


I really don't know how long these great specials will be coming but take advantage of them when you can. I know I want at least one item every week. You can order them directly via my website by clicking here.

Wetlands, Again

I saw a card like this on Splitcoast and had to make one for my dive buddy. Since diving is a passion of ours it means we get to go to the ocean often and this reminds me of the dunes at the ocean. Ooh, sounds like a warm place to be right now!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuxedo Card

What is Black and White and Red all over??? Why, it is a tuxedo card, of course! Isn't this cute? Just a little scoring and triangles with a circle for the bow tie and Voila!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Playing x 2

For this post I am playing with 2 challenges with only 1 card. I don't usually do that but this one just sort of came to me using the colors of PPA and the layout of CCMC. It turned out pretty even though it is not what I originally had in mind. Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 296 (TSSC296)

A quick and easy layout equals a quick and easy card. I love this layout and I struggle to use this DSP so I am trying to use some of it for this card. I am just going to have to use it!

The Sketch

My Card

Saturday, January 11, 2014


It occurred to me while I was freezing from the big polar vortex that hit the far south that I should be making and sending my hubby some love in the form of cards while we are apart. He has already moved and started working in OKC and I follow in about 10 days. So, I braved the 55 degree basement to make a few cards for him. This first one is very monochromatic with the black and very vanilla. 

Friday, January 10, 2014


I just love this bike image and I have used it several times! It came from one of the Paper Pumpkin kits and it is a definite keeper! I used the colors and sketch from some challenges that I missed playing with last week. It came together so quickly that way.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

First Blackboard Card

I am playing along with this challenge today as I challenge myself to blog through my BIG move from Marietta, GA to Mustang, Oklahoma. I will be in transition all through the weeks of Jan 20 to the end of the month. After the closings, driving and awaiting the arrival of stuff there is all the unpacking and settling. Who knows how long it will take for me to get everything crafty back into place. But I digress...

The challenge is for a clean and simple blackboard technique card. I did this card on Tuesday night with a few of my stampers as a farewell to this group. It was fun and more simple than I realized.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Simply Sketched Sympathy

I made this card for a gentleman that I am proud to call a friend and mentor. He and his late wife were in our lives for the past 28 + years and she recently met her Lord. She had suffered for so long but death never comes at a convenient time. They had been married and sweethearts for over 75 years. What a blessing!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

By the Tide

I made this card for another set of Thank You's. Since everyone knows we love the sea I could not resist. I think I cased this from Pintrest. Lots of steps and lots of fun. I actually put them all together on our flight to OKC to go house hunting.

Monday, January 6, 2014

The Rest of the Story...

Now this is the card I made using the part I cast off yesterday! Another pretty, springy card. I also used the Garden Gingham washi tape at the bottom of this card. It came together quickly and simply.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Garden Gingham

I made this pretty little card when I saw one like it on Patty Bennett's blog. I have had such a hard time using the Gingham Garden DSP so I knew I had something here I could use it with. I used my 'old' oval punch with the Melon Mambo DSP and then just used the scalloped edge for this card. I will show you tomorrow what I did with the center part that I punched out. This reminds me of spring!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy Day

I am always dreaming for butterfly days...warmer weather, flowers blooming and lots of smiles!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Snowflake Soiree

About this time 2 years ago in Atlanta, we were all watching the weather forecast carefully for the threat of snow. It did come and we missed a week of school. Hmm, wonder what the weather is going to be like in OK?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

Stampin' Up New Year’s Card 2012

I got this card from Pamela Brubaker via Pintrest. She did it in 2012 so I don't think she will mind if I use it today. I did a search for her website but came up negative.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

CCMC283 - Sketch Challenge


Well, I am back after about a month sabbatical at the computer and creative desk in the basement. I am in the middle of a major move...Atlanta, GA to Mustang, OK. My hubby left this morning at 6:20 AM leaving me with some alone time for the next 3 weeks. I knew this was going to happen and with the hectic holiday schedule I blogged ahead. Now I am back!

Today I made a card using this sketch. It is fresh for spring...wishful thinking on my part. I made this into a Thank You card because I am needing a lot of these for all the 'going away' gifts we have been given. We have been at the same church for 28 1/2 years!