Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Welcome!  I have a few cards to share with you today.  I'm working on some ideas for an upcoming stamp camp so they are all with a birthday theme.  Here we go...

My first card is a masculine birthday. I always struggle with these and I was determined to make 2, so I pulled out my old faithful set "Lovely As A Tree".  This card is so very natural and neutral that it was easy to combine elements.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Hardwood
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Sponge, Fringe Scissors, Banner Punch, Basic Metal Buttons, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Woodgrain EF

Challenge Links:
CHALLENGE: This Beautiful Earth

 Next, was a hard color combo for me.  I really like the look of the loopy twine I've seen on several cards and wanted to try it for myself.  I have no idea if I did the technique correctly but I'm satisfied with how it turned out.

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Perfect Pennants
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey, Bake Brown Sugar
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Fresh Prints DSP stack (retired)
Accessories: Chalk Talk Framelits, 1/2" circle punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, White Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Tiny Triangles EF

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Week 2

 Here is my other masculine card.  I love the Gorgeous Grunge set for cool looks like this.  Its quick and easy and fun.  

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Bitty Banner Framelits, Epic Day Washi Tape

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Finally, I have a fun one for a kid.  I love the photopolymer stamps because they are so easy to use when stamping on an angle since you can see through the stamp and know where it is going to go.

Stamps: Age Awareness, Just Saying
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Word Bubble Framelits, 1/8" Silver Ribbon

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  1. All the cards are great!! But I love the vibrance of your clean and simple card!!!

  2. A very pretty assortment of cards and I like how you used our color challenge for one of them. Pretty with the tags! Thanks for playing CCMC Saturday!

  3. I think your loopy twine is fantastic! Love how you layered the tags! Thanks for playing the Saturday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Great cards! Love the loopy twine behind your butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  5. Wow! All of your cards are amazing!

  6. Love all your cards but especially your "grungy" card. Thanks for linking it up with us at Sunday Stamps this week--please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  7. Great cards! Great use of the Gorgeous Grunge set with our challenge colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  8. I think the twine worked out great on your card! I have been seeing a lot of that too and think it's a great design element. Thanks so much for joining the Saturday Summer Challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. Wonderful collection of cards! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

  10. All amazing cards! Love how you used the Sunday Stamps color challenge with Gorgeous Grunge for your masculine card! Thanks for joining us!

  11. WOW! You're a busy gal! Thanks for linking up with Catherine and Cathy Create again :)

  12. these are all awesome!!! Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch!!