Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amazingly Amazing Card


I made this card using the Artisan Embellishment kit from the Occasions catalogue.  I love the possibilities with these kits – they are full of frilly pretties!

Here are the steps to make this card.


Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4 1/4” x 11”

Whisper White Cardstock- 3 1/4” X 4 1/4”

SCRAP Whisper White Cardstock - 2" x 3"


Artisan Embellishment Kit – Sahara Sand die cut card,  1/2 of a doily, Rose Red lace cut 3 1/4” long, and Blushing Bride rosette trim – 4 roses long


Painted Petals Stamp Set

Pool Party Ink Pad

Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad

Rose Red Ink Pad

Sponge Daubers

Chalk Talk Framelits

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Texture Boutique



1. Fold the Crumb Cake Cardstock in half with a Bone Folder.

2. Run the top side of the Crumb Cake Cardstock through the Texture Boutique using the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

3. Using sponge daubers, sponge areas of each color of ink onto the Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4” X 4 1/4” piece.  I started with spots of Pool Party, filled in some of the empty spots with Baked Brown Sugar and filled the remaining areas with Rose Red.

4. Using Tombow Mono Adhesive, adhere the 3” X 4” Sahara Sand die cut card from the kit onto the sponged cardstock. 

5.  Cut a piece of the doily and adhere to the lower left side of the card. 

6.  Adhere the sponged piece to the lower right corner of the card.

7.  Adhere the 3 1/4” piece of Rose Red lace to the left side of the Whisper White sponged paper.

8.  Adhere the Blushing Bride rosette trim just on top of the Rose Red lace.

9.  Stamp sentiment in Rose Red ink on scrap of Whisper White paper. 

10.  Cut sentiment out using Chalk Talk framelits and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Best Day Ever


I love this spunky little flower stamp in the Best Day Ever Sale-a-bration stamp set. 

For this card I used the Brights Collection.  We will be making this card during our stamp club tomorrow.  It will be held at the Pulaski County Public Library. 

Overall, the card is super easy – you just stamp the flower in different colors and add a candy dot to the center!  To help with using so many colors, keep a baby wipe to wipe the stamp off after each color – that helps keep the colors from getting mixed up in the stamp pads!

Stamps:  Best Day Ever

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories:  Candy Dots Brights

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Big Day meets Artisan Embellishment kit!


I was playing with the Artisan Embellishment kit some more when I made this card. 

I used a scrap of Stacked with Love DSP to make a pennant.  After that I just layered some pieces of the artisan kit on top – a doily (which is smaller than the regular doilies in the catalogue) and some Rose Red lace ribbon.  I almost forgot that I sponged my doily with Pink Pirouette ink.

  I used another scrap for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Big Day Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I colored it with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker. 

You may notice those pearls are pink – I colored them with the Pink Pirouette Blendabilities marker.  I just love to do that – it is so easy and quick – and it looks so pretty!

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge dauber

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You warm my heart


I saw this card the other day and thought it was just sweet!  I loved the hearts in the tree with the sentiment.  I love this new stamp set, Sheltering Tree!  It is so versatile! 

Not much to say about this card – it is super simple and easy!

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar


So the other day I already told you that I absolutely love project kits.  I decided to make the perpetual birthday calendar using the project kit in the occasions catalogue.  This was so easy to make!  I took it on vacation with me and made it while the kids were taking a nap!  How awesome is that?!


Now – the kit came with lots of pretties that you could use to adorn your calendar pages.  I didn’t really want to use too many on my pages because I was afraid it would make them too thick.  Plus, I was really find with a simple look with this!  It’s functional.


You’ll notice that I kept the same basic look for each page.  I find that a project is more aesthetically pleasing if I keep a basic theme and variations approach.  Mostly it stays the same with just a few changes.


Part of my recipe included the terrific Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set that coordinates so perfectly with the kit.  The great part about this stamp set is that you can use it for anything!  I just used it to create valentines with my daughter’s class a few weeks ago!  Very versatile!


Now that the project is finished….the hard part begins – adding all the birthdays and special dates to remember!  Winking smile

Stamps:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Real Red

Accessories:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painted Petals and Artisan kit


I made this card using the Painted Petals stamp set and the Artisan Embellishment kit.  Overall it is pretty basic, but I did use a few techniques. 

I masked the sentiment image so that the stem of the flower would not go into the sentiment.

I used sponge daubers to sponge Rose Red flowers onto my Pool Party strip of paper – you can use the laser cut image over and over if you sponge through it.


Finally- it is very light, but I colored the pearls with Soft Sky Blendabilities to match.  It is so easy and has such a pretty look!

Stamps:  Painted Petals

Ink:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky Blendabilities

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Whisper White

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge daubers

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hello Life Décor Kit


Even as a demonstrator I just love all of the kits that are offered in the Occasions catalogue!  Maybe it’s just the busy mom part of me, maybe it’s the fact that I can make something cute with just a little work and all the supplies are ready for you.  I don’t know whatever it is, I’m hooked!

I actually started on this kit probably before Christmas….and then I got busy…and it got buried.   Needless to say, since our land here is buried in a good foot of snow, I thought it was a perfect time to just go on and dig this project out and finish it.  Well, almost….I still need to print a few current pictures out so I have picture of us in the frames!


These are the frames where our pictures will go – we only need 3.  Sad that I don’t have any printed from the last 2 years, huh!?  I’ve been a little behind on my scrapbooking I believe! 


So…the other great thing about using kits is that you can take the ideas given and customize them to fit your needs.  I decided this might look good in our kitchen.  Our kitchen is yellow with a birdhouse theme.  While this is not a birdhouse them or the same color of yellow, I thought it would fit well!  I used the aquamarine chalk ink to stamp all of my images.  One of the birdhouses in the border is the same shade of aquamarine, so I thought that was a pretty good color to use. 

TIP:  When using the chalk ink on the chalkboard paper purchase the re-inker to go with it!  Go on and add ink immediately to the aquamarine pad – lots of it!  For whatever reason, the aquamarine ink color doesn’t really show up on the chalkboard paper at first.   Adding clear embossing powder and embossing it just makes it worse!  (Ask me how I know!)  Make the pad as juicy as possible and slather the ink on like crazy and then stamp.  It will eventually stand out from the chalkboard paper! 

Also, when you have stamped your image you can set it out to dry or you can set the image much more quickly with your heat tool. 

Hope you enjoyed the tips and the projects!  I’m pretty pleased with the project overall.  If I wanted to change something, I would likely change the pom pom material.  Mine just weren’t as pretty as the picture!  Winking smile

I’ll pull out another project to show you soon!

Stamps:  Hello Life

Ink:  Memento Black, Aquamarine chalk ink

Accessories:  Hello Life Project Kit (I only added adhesives – Tombow glue and Sticky Strips)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Big Day birthday card


I made this for a sketch challenge this week.  I tried stamping the main image with the aquamarine chalk ink on the black chalkboard paper.  I am going to have to keep working on this chalkboard technique! 

I colored the birthday cake image with Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  I accented the shadow with Smoky Slate and the candle with Daffodil Delight.  When I was finished, I accented the images with Dazzling Diamonds. 

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Aquamarine Chalk Ink, Memento, Blendabilities

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Chalkboard Paper, Maritime DSP

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lotus Blossom


I took the dimensions for this card from Aly Schilling at Project Downloads on Demand.  I just adored this card and its simplicity.  Really, I adore the stamp set for this same reason!

This is a Sale-a-bration stamp set, so it is an exclusive stamp set you can only get when you spend $50 at Stampin’ Up.   The stamp set is photopolymer and the lotus blossom image has 3 stamps.  Each stamp is numbered with an arrow to help you know which direction you’re stamping as well as which layer you are on. 

I start with the darkest color and work my way to the lightest color when I use this stamp.  I’ll see if I can find some more cards to show you later this week with this stamp set!

Stamps:  Lotus Blossom

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride

Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Basic Pearls

Monday, February 16, 2015


Well….I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth….I’m just a mom of two kiddos and I have to conquer much before I can play with my stamps and blogs!  Needless to say, I have made plenty in the past several months…I just haven’t shared it with you.  Not that you missed me!  Winking smile 

Here are the two valentines I created for my hubs for Valentine’s Day.


For this first card I used the Groovy Kind of Love stamp set and the heart punch.  Most of the placement was easy – just making the zebra striped heart have a 3-dimensional effect took 3 hearts – not two.  You stamp each of the 3 hearts and punch them out, fold each in half down the center of the heart and glue half of the heart to the next heart.  Once you have all 3 hearts glued together, then you can put it on the card.

Stamps:  Groovy Kind of Love

Ink:  Real Red, Memento Black

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Heart Punch


And, of course, you always need a nice manly card for him!  I wish they had made additional sentiments for this little stamp set – I think it is a great stamp set for male birthdays, etc.

This card is pretty straight forward.  I did stamp the trees before embossing.  I colored the rest of the image directly with my Stampin’ Write markers. 

Stamps:  Wood You Be Mine?

Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey (markers)

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories:  Woodgrain embossing folder, Texture Boutique, Burlap Ribbon