Sunday, February 23, 2014

You Make Me Happy - and a couple of tips!

I finally had about an hour to dedicate to getting creative. I came up with a card that uses some of the Sale-A-Bration goodies available free for every $50 you spend. Here is the card:

Tip #1

I bought an extra See Ya Later stamp set in clear mount. I absolutely love the style of the sentiments, but may not always want the icon that goes with them. The icon and the sentiment are together on the same stamp. Masking is a pain and I wanted a better solution than resorting to using markers to color in only the parts that I wanted directly onto the stamp. So, in the end I turned my set of 4 into a set of 8 by cutting the stamp in two. I cut the icon loose from the sentiment! Because this set is an extra, I have the choice now to use the stamp as a whole or to use my separated set.

Tip #2

I needed to apply Dimensionals so I could mount my card elements around the twine. I only had a little space to work with, so I cut the edges off of the Dimensionals sheet for long and put the narrower pieces behind my elements.

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!!!

Remember that Sale-A-Bration is going on right now. Shop in my online store and not only get improved hostess benefits, but you can also take advantage of a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 that you spend.


Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
Calypso Coral Cardstock (122925)
Sahara Sand Cardstock (121043)
Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
Calypso Coral Ink Pad (126983)
See Ya Later Stamp Set *Sale-A-Bration (c.133536, w.133533)
Pool Party Twine *Sale-A-Bration (133522)
Scalloped Hearts Embosslit (retired)
Cloudy Days Embossing Folder *Clearance Rack (127022)
Scallop Oval Punch (119856)
Ovals Collection Framelits (129381)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail Adhesive (104332)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Watercolor Dahlias

I keep seeing white mats on white cardstock and I like the look. Watercolor techniques also seem to be hot right now, so I thought I'd combine the two.


  1. Create card base with Pool Party Cardstock
  2. Cut Whisper White cardstock mat at 5 1/4" x 4"
  3. Cut Whisper White cardstock stamping panel at 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  4. Rub stamping panel with Embossing Buddy
  5. Stamp Dahlia from Regarding Dahlias Stamp set in Versamark in the left hand corner of the stamping panel
  6. Add Pool Party embossing powder, heat emboss
  7. Squeeze Pool Party Ink pad, color the non-lined petals with the Aqua Painter, picking up ink from the lid of the ink pad
  8. Stamp sentiment from the Regarding Dahlias stamp set
  9. Add ribbon and knot, adhere with Sticky Strip
  10. Add Pearls
  11. Adhere Whisper White mat on the cardstock base
  12. Adhere stamped panel on the mat with dimensionals


  • Pool Party Cardstock (122924)
  • Whisper White Cardstock (100730)
  • Regarding Dahlias Stamp Set (c.130327,w.130324)
  • Pool Party Ink (126982)
  • Embossing Buddy (103083)
  • Heat Tool (129053)
  • Aqua Painter (103954)
  • Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon *retired
  • Pearls (119247)
  • Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Remember that you can find these products online in my store, shop 24/7 and don't forget to take advantage of Sale-a-bration where you get a free item for every $50 spent!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

5 Minute Card - Happy Birthday CAS

CAS - Clean and Simple

I haven't crafted in a while, and I *needed* to get my crafting fix. I went into my room with no plans again and just got to work. This is the card that I created:

As for techniques, I used direct Marker to Stamp coloring for the candle.

Please shop for these products and more in my online store! Right now it's Sale-A-Bration where for every $50 you spend you get a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog. Don't miss out there's some really cute stuff you can get!

  • Cycle Celebration Stamp Set (c.130273, w.130270)
  • Perfectly Penned Stamp Set (c.122892, w.128703)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock (100867)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (101650)
  • Print Poetry DSP (retired)
  • Night of Navy Ink Pad (126970)
  • Night of Navy Marker (100069)
  • Summer Starfruit Marker (collection 126856 )
  • Gumball Green Marker (collection 126856)