Monday, July 6, 2015


In the middle of chaos comes some peace.  The Sheltering Tree stamp set definitely brings a calming effect on this card.  I imagine that someone is having a picnic nearby.  This was also one of the cards we made at May's Card Class.  I was inspired to make this card while browsing through the Inspire Create & Share Annual Catalog. Check out page 16. I switched stamp sets but used the same template. See how easy it is to make it your own? 


Stamp Set:  Sheltering Tree
Ink: Momento Black,  Cucumber Crush, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Old Olive
Card stock:  Very Vanilla, DSP- Typeset
And More:  Mini Brads, Linen Thread

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Can't start summer without some WATERMELON! We've got a fun punch art card today.  Look at those heart seeds!  They were made with the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.  I am including the Punch Art Template so you can make some slices for your card.  

This card was also made at the June Classes.  Stampin' Up! is having a Creative Challenge for their Demonstrators choosing from 4 punches.  One was the Confetti Hearts Border Punch.  Check out Pinterest to be inspired by the other demonstrators!  #punchitup

Punches:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch,- Basic Black Seeds
2 1/2" Circle- Cucumber Crush
2" Circle- Watermelon Wonder
2 3/8" Scallop Circle- Whisper White


Stamps- Hello Life
Ink:  Momento Black
Card Stock-  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Basic Black, DSP- Cherry on Top
And More- Decorative Dots EF
Punches:  Confetti Hearts Border Punch,- Basic Black Seeds
2 1/2" Circle- Cucumber Crush
2" Circle- Watermelon Wonder
2 3/8" Scallop Circle- Whisper White

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Hello Everyone, or Anyone?  It's been so long since my last post, that I may have lost my peeps!  I was "thinking of you" and wanted to post a sweet card with that sentiment !  We made this card at June's classes.  It is featuring the lovely Tip Top Taupe new In Color.  It pairs so nicely with black and white! I added a pop of Daffodil Delight.  

The gate fold with a pocket inside and layered greeting makes it so much fun!  
Cut your paper 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
Score at 2 1/8" from both ends.  

The note card measures 4" x 5 1/4"


Stamps:  Kind Koala, Petite Petals
Ink:  Stazon Black, Tip Top Taupe, Daffodil Delight
Card Stock:  Tip Top Taupe, Basic Black, Whisper White, DSP- Neutrals
And More:  Stapler, Pearl, Petite Petals Punch

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Another Stamp Set to say good bye to- the Hostess Set Nuts About You. We all know someone who would love to know we are thinking of them and this cute card would brighten their day.  I've made several featuring either the Hardwood Background Stamp or the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.  I've also switched up the sequins to add another color of sparkle to the card.

Stamp Set:  Nuts About You
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Whisper White
And More:  Bakers Twine, Framelits, Wooden Autumn Accents, Sequins

Monday, May 11, 2015


We are nearing the end of the 2014/15 Inspire Create & Share Catalog and will soon be  sharing the new one!  I will miss some of the retiring products, but love getting new stamps, papers, & tools to play with!

Today we will feature the retiring DSP- Back to Black - I cut out the Pear to use as the main focal point on this card.  Then I layered several strips of Washi Tape with the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum.  Sprinkled the Gold Sequins for some sparkle.

Ink:  Momento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Vellum Fancy Foil, Gold Foil Sheets
And More:  Gold Sequins, Washi Tape

Friday, April 17, 2015


April's Card Class' Theme was Owls & Birds!  Here is one of the cards that we completed.  I have made a video to show you a fun technique using the Envelope Punch Board.  It's not just for Envelopes, you know!  

Stamp Set:  Petite Pairs
Ink:  Momento Black
Card Stock:  Whisper White , Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
And More:  Punches- Sweet Heart, Scallop Circle, Circles, Pennant Builder,
Envelope Punch Board, Stampin' Chalk Marker, Designer Buttons

Friday, April 10, 2015


The challenge theme at THE PAPER PLUNGE  is April Showers.  I have some fun ideas for a party centered on Dr. Seuss!  I can't take credit for the all the ideas cuz the party was done last week by my daughter in law!  Here is the fun day!

The Lorax Sour Cream Treat Containers

There were Thing 1 and Thing 2 and not just a few!
I also saw Horton who hears a WHO!
The Lorax arrived to "speak for the trees".
There were treats galore "oh my, oh me!"

The Cat in the Hat shared a lot about that,
Then Sam I am brought green eggs & ham!

Sally & Ted were at the window to greet,
The buffet was filled with drinks & sweets.

You could color or draw, paint or slide.
Mold with play dough
or take a pose and say HI!

In the  bathroom was one fish or two.
I may have saw a red fish and a blue.

At the end of the day was a bag of fun,
and a hug good bye, enough said, well done!

My daughter in law- Alyssa has a delightful spark for throwing a party for the kids. Her theme was Dr. Seuss. There were around 20 little ones and many parents stayed to enjoy the day (and a beer!).  I didn't get permission to share all the kids pictures so I will stick to posting Addy & Harrison's.

I was tickled to make the Lorax sour cream styled treat container with an orange tootsie pop inside and the green eggs and ham pretzel bites!  Alyssa takes credit for the rest of the spread!  Her artwork and the help of her sister in law with the photo booth area were amazing!

Join us at THE PAPER PLUNGE  for some more April Shower ideas!

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