Wednesday, December 29, 2010

I (Heart) Love Patterns

Here is a card I made, using the I (Heart) Hearts SS and the NEW Patterns Love DSP available now through the Filled with Love promotion.  Order the Bundle and get FREE Bitty Buttons!  I used one of these cuties on this card as well.  Here is wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR just in case I don't make it back on my blog before then...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Cottage Garden Thank You

Here is a quick Thank You I whipped up the other day using the set Cottage Garden that I received as a gift, and I thought how perfect to use it for the thank you card I would send.  I also took the chance to use a color combination that I wouldn't normally try as a challenge to myself.  I think it turned out cute, I hope you like it.  I hope you are all getting in the Holiday Spirit!

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Snow Swirled Tree

Here is another one of my stamp a stack cards we did...I used the Snow Swirled stamp set and embellished with the vanilla smooch spritz on the tree and basic pearls!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Simply Dashing

Here is a simple yet elegant Dasher card that I used for my very first Stamp-a-Stack the other day.  My gals really loved this card.  And I learned a few things to make my next event go more smoothly.  But we ALL had fund!  In this card I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso CS, and the Deck the Halls DSP.  Embellished the card with Simple Pearls and Early Espresso Satin Ribbon.  We sponged the edges with Early Espresso ink and used the Ticket Corner punch along with the Modern Label and Word Window Punch for the greeting.  Hope you like the card!

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Season of Joy

Here is another simple Christmas card.  I used the Season of Joy set.  It's a little hard to see from this picture, but there are pearl accents on the snowflake and the three poinsettias on the top.  Also, the tree was cut out and mounted with a dimensional, and the snowflake was punched out with a 1/2" circle punch and mounted with a dimensional too. Thanks for checking out my blog!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Celebrate the Season

Just another Christmas card.  I used Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Basic Black card stock.  The Season of Joy stamp set was used for the greeting and flowers.  I used real red grosgrain ribbon along with the Victoria crochet trim. 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Deck the Halls

Here is a Christmas card, again I used the Victoria crochet trim, Antique brad, Early Espresso striped grosgrain ribbon, and the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper.  I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set along with Cherry Cobbler, and Early Espresso card stock.  I also used Vintage Trinkets, and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the large flower to make it shimmer.  ENJOY! 

French Foliage Thanksgiving

OK, I thought I would share a couple more things with you tonight to make up for my lack of posting.....Here is a card made with the French Foliage set out of the Holiday mini catalog.  I just love the Victoria crochet trim, and these antique brads! 

Friend to Friend

Hello, again!  I know it's been a while, I will try to keep posting.  So, here is a simple card I put together using the Because I Care, level one hostess set.  I used Basic Pearls and Old Olive satin ribbon to dress up the simple design.  ENJOY!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just another Christmas Card

Well, sorry for the break in cards recently.  I have been busy trying to sew two fairy costumes for my girls for Halloween, which is becoming quite the project, and the downside is it has invaded my stamping space!  But, I made this simple and cute little Christmas card a few weeks back and thought I better share something again before you guys loose interest, so her it is.  Hope you enjoy!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pastel Christmas

Not sure why I decided to put these colors together for a Christmas card, but I like how it came out.  I messed around with some paper distressing, new "to me" ribbon treatment, and some stitching....what can I say, I think it all worked.  I used the Season of Joy set, and Heard from the Heart.  Colors used were Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Pretty in Pink.  I accessorized with some rhinestone brads, ribbon and stitching.  I also used a piece of Play Date DSP.  Hope you enjoy this non-traditional card!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Monday, October 4, 2010

"Hope You Can Cling To" Stamping Campaign for Breat Cancer Awareness Month

So, I created this card in Honor of Breast Cancer awareness month for the "Hope You Can Cling To" Campaign on Splitcoast Stampers.  The Challenge was to Bring in the Brown. 

I used the Upsy Daisy set (#111710) on a Chocolate Chip base.  I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402) and the Scallop Edge Border Punch (#119882) along with Play Date DSP (#117168), 5/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon (#117289), 5/8" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (#119958), Hemp Twine (#100982) and an Antique Brad (#117273) to accessorize my card.  I also used a sponge and some stitching on the ribbon.  ENJOY!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Celebrate World Card Making Day with an Elegant Christmas!

Here is a Christmas card that is a bit more challenging.  I used Cherry Cobbler CS for the base, and Deck the Halls DSP.  I used the stamp sets; Seasonal Sentiments (Wood Mount #120821 or Clear Mount #12113) from the Holiday Mini Catalog, and Season of Joy (# 110384).  The sentiment is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on a piece of Kraft CS, I lightly sponged the edges with Always Artichoke, and stamped the swirls in that as well.  For the poinsettia I stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on the Kraft card stock and then I stamped over the image with my VersaMark ink and added some Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder and embossed the image before cutting it out.  This is what gives it the shimmer!  I punched a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle (#119854) out of Always Artichoke CS, and a 1-3/8" Circle out of Early Espresso CS.  Using your paper piercer, punch holes around the Scallop Circle and layer these three pieces and pierce a hole in the center.  Embellish with and Antique Brad (#117273).  To finish the card accessorize with 1-1/4" Early Espresso Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (#119961).

Autumn Thoughts

Well, I got busy yesterday and didn't get a post up, so today you get to see two cards!  The first is featuring the Autumn Days set (Wood Mount-#115452 or Clear Mount #112000).  I used Kraft CS for the base of the card, and Cajun Craze for the matte.  For the background I sponged with Daffodil Delight first, then I punched out a circle out of a sticky note and placed it for the sun.  After I placed the circle I continued to sponge with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink for the sunset effect.  Then I stamped the wheat with Daffodil Delight Ink, the other grass with Kraft ink, and the berry branches with Cajun Craze.  The bottom edge of the paper was sponged with Early Espresso along with the Pheasant image.  Use the ticket corner punch for the corners, and embellish with gold brads.  For the sentiment I used the Sincere Salutations set again, and inked it with Early Espresso mounted on Early Espresso CS and placed on the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Blue Christmas

This is just another quick and simple Christmas card.  I used Serene Snowflakes (#115438) and Four the Holidays (#116921).  The base of the card is Marina Mist and matted with Not Quite Navy.  The snowflakes are stamped over each other randomly with Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, and Not Quite Navy Ink.  I simply accessorized with 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (#109070) and a Clear Rhinestone Brad (#113144).  Peace on Earth was stamped in Not Quite Navy ink.  Have a great evening and ENJOY!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Always Birthday

Here is another Birthday card using Pear Pizzazz for the card base and pieces from Greenhouse Gala DSP (#117167) for the background.  I simply stamped the bird image on Whisper White card stock in Baja Breeze, and the berry image in Chocolate Chip.  I added some sponging around the edges with Chocolate Chip and then mounted it on a piece of Chocolate Chip CS.  I used stampin' dimensional's  to put this piece on the card.  I used a piece of 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon in Pear Pizzazz (#119265) to accessorize and hide the seam in the DSP.  The greeting is from the Sincere Salutations (#115068) set again and is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Special Birthday

So, I know a couple special little girls who will be turning 5 in October, so I thought I would get a head start on some Birthday cards.  This is a super simple and cute card.  I used the Play Date DSP (#117168) and Sincere Salutations stamp set for the greeting. (#115068)  You will also need a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (# 119854) and 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860).  I used Regal Rose for the card base and embellished the card with 5/8" Old Olive Satin Ribbon (#117292) and 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon (#119254).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Christmas Joy

Here is another Christmas card using the Season of Joy (#110384) stamp set.  This card is on a Cherry Cobbler base with a piece of the Deck the Halls DSP (#120810) our of the Holiday Mini catalog.  The image is stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock and I sponged the edges a bit with the Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I accessorized the card with Victoria 5/8" crochet trim (#118481) and a piece of 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso (#119961), cut in half lengthwise with a few strands unraveled off the edge.  And to finish the card I placed an Antique Brad (#117273) on the "o" in Joy.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rustic Christmas

OK, so this is a pretty simple card that I threw together a couple weeks ago.  I used the Season of Joy stamp set on page 33 of the IBC, I love this set, it is simple and elegant.  My paper choices were Kraft for the base, a piece of Deck the Halls DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalog on page 18 for the background, and early espresso to mat the tree image which I stamped in always artichoke.  I sponged the edges of the DSP and Kraft to get a more rustic look and embellished the card with hemp twine and a rhinestone brad.  Enjoy!