Thursday, May 30, 2013

Great Grads

Here's another card I made at my Mixed Bag stamp-a-stack.  Its a cute graduation card and since I know several graduates this year it may go to one of them!

I really need to get one of the new firm foam black ink pads!  This was using my old style linen pad and you can see how its not as "crisp" as some of the newer colors.

Stamps: Blue Ribbon
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Brights DSP
Accesssories: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Bitty Banners Framelits

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Getting ready for daddy's day

Can I just say how much I love blogs that post challenges?!  It always gives me a starting point for my creativity.

This week had a very simple design layout  at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Check it out at

This seemed like a good one for a Father's Day card.  Here's my take on it.

The card base is Crumb Cake.  I used the Poetry Prints DSP from the Spring catalog  - I thought it had a nice manly feel to it.  The blue is Marina Mist with some Midnight Muse ribbon across it.

The focal point is one of the window framelits in Crumb Cake again.  I outlined it with a small square of Midnight Muse and then a little larger square of Summer Starfruit.  The stamp set is Delightful Dozen stamped in Midnight Muse and then the Father's is colored in with the fine tip of the Crumb Cake marker.  A Naturals button and some linen thread finish off the look.

Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

My crazy life!

Hello!  Sorry to anyone who may have been checking lately for an update.  I don't know why I thought I might have a moment to breathe when I decided to have 4 children, but I do love my crazy, breathless life despite getting put on the back burner often.  Anyway, I promised to show you some cards so here goes...
 This card was part of my Mixed Bag Stamp-A-Stack.  We used a Whisper White card base with a layer of Pool Party that had been embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder.  The candles are made with strips of paper from the Sycamore Street DSP that was available during Sale-A-Bration.
 The flames were made using the wings of the Bird builder punch and then outlines with Dazzling Details.

Finally, the sentiment stamped in Rich Razzleberry comes from the Bring on the Cake Stamp set.  It was punched out with the Extra-Large Oval punch.  The Decorative Label punch was used with Daffodil Delight to frame it and then a tiny piece of Tangerine Tango ribbon (also from Sale-A-Bration) adds the final touch.  This card was a case from one I saw on Pinterest.  Thanks to the original designer!  It was a hit at my camp :).
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Two Challenges - You are loved

Good Evening!  I have so many cards to post but not much time so I'm just going to show one quick one I did for two challenges.
Obviously, I was holding the camera a little crooked when I snapped the picture!  Anyway, this card uses the Elegant Lines embossing folder and the You are Loved stamp set - both which are retiring!  Get them before they are gone!

The challenges were from Hand Stamped Sentiments - 
   This was a layout challenge.

And from colourQ
 This was a color challenge.

I was pretty pleased that I was able to incorporate both into one card!  Happy Stamping!
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