Sunday, February 8, 2015

You're So Sweet

Here is a card inspired by an Online Card Class. This is a single layer card with in-laid die cuts (technically 2 layer because I added a card base). I went back to my trusty valentine CCC color combination, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Cherry Cobbler.

I laid out 1/2 inch strips of the colored cardstock, adhering them to printer paper. I then die cut out the heart using the Hearts collection Framelits. Next, I used the Hearts stencil and used versamark to create what looks like a shadow. I then offset the stencil, and used Whisper White craft ink to make it look like the hearts were jumping off the paper. Obviously my versamark pad was a bit filthy, as it turned one of the hearts a bit gray, but I don't think that's worth scrapping it.

I then cut the same heart out of Whisper White cardstock and stamped and colored the sentiment. Then I assembled everything together on a Cherry Cobbler card base.

I used the photo-polymer set Countless Sayings 2 for the sentiment, and colored it in with the Calypso Coral Blendabilities (my friend's markers that I used while she was napping ;) ). I then added dots with the Uniball Signo White Gel Pen.

I think I may take advantage of all these blendabilities sets available free with Sale-a-bration, I was pleasantly surprised!

It's Sale-A-Bration time again, remember that you can pick a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 (pre-tax) spent! Visit my online store fall all these supplies and to take advantage of this offer!


  • Countless Sayings 2 stamp set 135893
  • Whisper White card stock 100730
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock 119685
  • Calypso Coral card stock 122925
  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 131298
  • Versamark ink pad 102283
  • Whisper White Craft ink pad 101731
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad 132708
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilities Marker pack 130996
  • Uniball Signo Gel Pen 105021
  • Hearts Collection Framelits 125599
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks 133777

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine Love

Here is a card using a sentiment from a set called Hello Life from the Occasions Catalog. This is a photopolymer set, so it was easy for me to extend the drawn line to the edge of the card (the curly-cue on the right hand side is actually the "e" from the "love", I wasn't watching, oops!).

To make this card I sponged (similar to a cosmetic sponge), in a pouncing motion on top of the Hearts decorative mask stencil. I used the "CC" theme, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, and Crisp Cantaloupe for the hearts gradient. I used Staz-On for the sentiment, then lined up the stamp and stamped again to extend the line to the width of the card.

The doily heart is a design that I cut on my Silhouette Cameo, I don't think this particular design was suited for being cut on such a small scale... it was quite "fun" to weed all the hundreds of tiny pieces (hard to see in the photo, but the interior heart is a lacy grid). I think it was worth it though!! I adhered it to the card using bits of Stampin' Dimensionals.

The silver glitter heart was cut using the smallest framelit from the Hearts collection, and the red glitter heart was cut from the Fashionable Hearts embosslit.

Cardstock Dimensions

Whisper White - 4" x 5.25"
Cherry Cobbler - 4.25" x 11 (scored at 5.5")


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at
  • Hello Life 137136
  • Hearts and Stars Decorative Mask 133777
  • Crisp Cantaloupe Ink 131176
  • Calypso Coral Ink 131176
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink 126966
  • Staz-On Black Ink 101406
  • Red Glitter Paper 121790
  • Silver Glitter Paper 135314
  • Heart Framelits 125599
  • Fashionable Hearts Embosslit 125596
  • Cherry Cobbler Paper 119685
  • Whisper White Paper 100730

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Coloring on Sahara Sand

This picture does not do this card justice. The white embossing detail doesn't show clearly, rest assured the embossing shows a nice clean intricate design. I had seen some cards where people colored a white embossed image with markers on Kraft card stock. The colors look very nice in contrast with the white line art. I decided to give it a try, I didn't want something as dark as Kraft, so I used Sahara Sand.
I used the flower from the Flower Shop stamp set, and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I simply stamped the flower multiple times on the Sahara Sand with Versamark ink and heat embossed white embossing powder. I colored in the images with Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral. I repeated this color scheme on the sentiment, it is stamped in Calypso Coral and matted with Coastal Cabana.


Flower Shop stamp set (w.130939,c.130942)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (w.128748, c.127802)
Sahara Sand card stock (121043)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Coastal Cabana marker (in color set -131260)
Calypso Coral marker (subtles set - 131263)
Calypso Coral ink (126983)
Versamark Ink (102283)
White embossing powder (109132)
Word Window Punch (119857)
Modern Label Punch (119849)
Pearls (119247)

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ten Minute Card - Hope

This card is a combination of inspiration from multiple cards I've seen in various places like the demonstrator website and on Pinterest. I'm using one of my favorite stamp sets again - Blooming with Kindness. As I look at it now, the one thing I would change is adding a Coastal Cabana mat around the embossed panel, and then mounting it on a white card base.


  • Make card base out of Coastal Cabana card stock
  • Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Emboss the Whisper White panel with the Framed Tulips Embossing folder, trim to the scallop design using trimmer
  • Cut a 3 1/8" x 4 3/8" piece of Coastal Cabana card stock to use as a mat inside the embossed design
  • Cut a 2 7/8 x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White card stock to stamp on
  • Using the En Francais background stamp, ink with Coastal Cabana ink - Stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper, then stamp onto the white card stock
  • Ink the Bloom from the Blooming with Kindness stamp set, stamp on the upper right corner of the card stock
  • Ink the Hope sentiment with Coastal Cabana ink and stamp in the lower left corner
  • Adhere stamped panel onto the Coastal Cabana mat
  • Adhere mat inside the embossed panel design
  • Adhere embossed panel to the card base


All of these materials are available to purchase through my Stampin' Up! online store. Feel free to order there or to email me at

  • Blooming with Kindess Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • En Francais Stamp Set (c.127790, w.128562)
  • Coastal Cabana Ink Pad (131175)
  • Coastal Cabana Card Stock (131297)
  • Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
  • Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Elegant Birthday Wishes

Inspired by some cards on Pinterest I wanted to create a nice diamond pattern accented with pearls with my score board. The card layout is based on a sketch challenge on SplitCoastStampers.
Not very many materials went into this project, and it came together very quickly.


  • Soft Sky card stock (131203)
  • Whisper White card stock (100730)
  • Soft Sky ink (131181)
  • Blooming with Kindness Stamp Set (c.126422 w.131961)
  • Simply Scored scoring board (122334)
  • Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
  • Pearls (119247)
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Saturday, March 8, 2014

See Ya Later Alligator

Getting motivated with a couple different challenges in one card. I participated in both the sketch and color challenges this week on Splitcoast Stampers. Here is the card:


Island Indigo card stock (122923)
Raspberry Ripple card stock (126842)
Old Olive card stock (100702)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Raspberry Ripple ink pad (126859)
Old Olive ink pad (126953)
See Ya Later Stamp Set *sale-a-bration (c.133536, w.133533)
Banner Blast Stamp Set (heart) *sale-a-bration (c.133554, w.133551)
Decorative Dots embossing folder *sale-a-bration (133520)
Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Pearls (119247)

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Dotted Thanks

SplitCoastStampers had a great sketch challenge this week. Here is my card.


  • Mark card base out of Island Indigo card stock
  • Cut green pattern from Gingham Garden patterned paper at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" adhere to card base
  • Cut mat for right panel from Island Indigo cardstock 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Cut right panel floral design from Gingham Garden patterned paper at 2 3/8" x 4 11/16" adhere to right panel mat, align the top to be flush
  • Adhere right panel to card base, with the top of the panel flush to the pattern paper on card base
  • Cut mat for stamped panel from Island Indigo card stock at 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Cut panel for stamping from Whisper White card stock at 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Color flower from Polka-Dot Pieces with the following Markers - Island Indigo, Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight then stamp it on the panel
  • Color part of the stem from Polka-Dot Pieces with Pear Pizzazz marker and stamp on panel to create flower stem (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Once more color part of the stem and leaves from Polka-Dot Pieces with Pear Pizzazz marker and stamp stem and leaves (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Adhere stamped panel to mat, adhere to card base
  • Stamp Thanks So Much circle from A Fitting Occasion stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on Whisper White cardstock
  • Stamp Butterfly from A Fitting Occasion stamp set in Melon Mambo in the center of the circle sentiment (using stamp-a-majig for placement)
  • Punch sentiment with 1" circle punch
  • Die cut 1 1/8" circle using electronic die cut machine (I know, I know, I just don't think a 1 1/8" circle punch exists and I wanted my mats to be the same size)
  • Adhere circle sentiment on the die cut circle
  • Adhere to card base with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tie Island Indigo Twine with ribbon around card
  • Place a pearl in the center of the flower, butterfly and in the middle of the twine bow


  • Polka-Dot-Pieces Stamp Set (c.129708, w.129705)
  • A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set (c.127049, w. 131952)
  • Gingham Garden DSP (129310)
  • Island Indigo card stock (122923)
  • Whisper White card stock (100730)
  • Night of Navy Ink Pad (126970)
  • Night of Navy Marker (100069)
  • Melon Mambo Ink Pad (126948)
  • Melon Mambo Marker (collection 131259)
  • Island Indigo Marker (collection 131262)
  • Daffodil Delight Marker (119677)
  • Pear Pizzazz Marker (131266)
  • Island Indigo Twine (125575)
  • 1" circle punch (119868)
  • Pearls (119247)
  • Snail Adhesive (104332)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

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