Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sheltering Tree on Soft Sky


I saw a similar card to this on Pinterest somewhere (if it was your website, feel free to tag yourself in the comments and I will give you credit!)  I just loved the ability to create so much texture on one layer of paper!  Completely mailable!  I love how you can just use colors and stamps and create a lovely visual scene!


Of course, you need something inside, as well!  Here’s a little matching tree.

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso

Paper:  Soft Sky

Friday, March 27, 2015



I love this sunburst mask!!!!  I couldn’t wait to get this mask and use it with the spritzer!  In love!!

Now, the rest of the card went together so easily, I decided to use the same format for my club – it is a good unisex card that could be really used for any occasion.  Since there weren’t enough pieces for my club members, my son helped me cut out all of the pieces using the Balloon Framelits.  He just turned 3 and he absolutely loves turning the handle and getting all the pieces at the end of the Big Shot!  I think the banner was a leftover piece from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Stamps:  Hooray It’s Your Day

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hooray it’s Your Day Card #2


Here is the second card that I made from the Hooray It’s Your Day project kit.  This is a scalloped mask that I used for the pink design on the card.  I mix several drops of Melon Mambo with rubbing alcohol for the spritzer – super easy and it dries really fast. 

I followed the design as it was listed other than changing the color.  It came together so quickly!  I love the ease of the kit and the cute design for all the birthday parties we end up going to!

Stamps:  Hooray It’s Your Day!

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Hooray It’s Your Day kit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hooray It’s Your Day card


I recently purchased the Hooray It’s Your Day card kit and matching stamp set.  I mostly just wanted the masks in the kit!  I just love the spritzing and masking trend that makes adding color so easy.

On this particular card, the front has an emboss resist ready to create a design.  I decided I didn’t really care for the green/yellow look, so I stuck with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight re-inkers in my spritzers.  It made for a fun and delightful card for Halleigh’s friend who just had a birthday party!


Here was the inside of the card – I just adore the gift card holder!  Super easy to create – already cut and scored for you!

Stamps:  Hooray it’s Your Day

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Hooray it’s Your Day Project Kit

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blendabilities Update

Sadly, Blendabilities have been discontinued for Stampin’ Up.  Unfortunately, the manufacturer was experiencing a 30% fail rate with the markers, including a fail rate of up to 30% before the markers even arrived at Stampin’ Up!  While this product success rate is completely unacceptable, I am still saddened to see such a terrific product become discontinued.  I sincerely believe Stampin’ Up has seen how much the customer and demonstrator base has loved the markers.  I think they will probably look into another similar product for the future, but for now, they are discontinued. 


That being said, I still love playing with my Blendabilities and the way they look on my cards!  This was my favorite card out of all the cards I made Tuesday with this stamp set. 

I colored the image with my Blendabilities.  That’s it!  Simple and just simply gorgeous.  (Sniff, sniff!)

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Memento Black, Blendabilities – Calypso Coral, Blush, Colorless blender, Bronze, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Friday, March 13, 2015

Watercolor indescribable gift


This card uses a similar technique from yesterday.  The difference in this card is that I used my markers to add the color first.  I would color the outline of the flowers first.  After a bit of color had been added, I washed over the flower, leaf or branch with my Aqua Painter.  Again, you have to let the paper dry really well before you can adhere it to your card base. 

This technique honestly looked awful when I first completed it.  I really got close to just trashing it altogether.  Then I remembered that I have had several watercolor projects that look much better once they are dry.  So, while this is by far no masterpiece, I was pleased with the result once it dried and glad I didn’t just throw it all away!

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  VersaMark, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso

Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, Basic rhinestones

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Watercolor wash


In this version of the stamp set Indescribable Gift, I took inspiration from Papercrafter’s Library to create a watercolor wash.  It was pretty easy to do and has a lovely look to it. 

First I embossed the image onto some watercolor paper.  Next, I poured some Calypso Coral re-inker into the top of my inkpad.  I lifted the color with my Aquapainter and just spread water and re-inker all over the card.  Literally….that’s it!  You just have to wait for a while to let it dry.

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Calypso Coral, VersaMark

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Watercolor paper

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Aquapainter

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Indescribable Gift


This week I am going to share some cards I made yesterday using the lovely Easter stamp set Indescribably Yours.  I was intrigued not just by the beauty of the flowers in the stamp set, but also by the opportunity to color it with different media and various techniques.

I begin with a super quick and easy coloring technique.  Sponge Daubers!

All I did to color this image was dab my sponge daubers into Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz ink.  You just dab a bit of ink onto the flowers until you are happy with the result.  It really can’t get any easier than that!

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Memento Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Window Frames Framelits, Calypso Coral pom pom trim, Gold sequin trim

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy Dirtday!


So we have another birthday party coming up this month.  It is sneaking up on us!  I used a retired stamp set, I Dig You, to create this card. 

I always start with my retired items and then go to the new and current items when I am making 17 invitations!

The first card features the retired Halloween paper from this past holiday catalogue.


Here is the same card using current products.  The Hello Honey paper here is embossed with the triangles embossing folder.  The Tangelo Twist strip is ink sponged onto the Irresistably Yours DSP that is available through Sale-a-Bration.  Finally, I just thought I would try some chalkboard paper for my little highway strip. 


The inside of the card is made using My Digital Studio.  (Information is jumbled to protect privacy). 

Stamps:  I Dig You

Ink:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Basic Grey, Memento Black

Paper:  Basic Black, Hello Honey, Irresistably Yours DSP, Whisper White, Retired DSP, Chalkboard Paper

Accessories:  White Chalk ink pen, Sponges, Candy Dots (Brights & neutrals), 1” punch, 3/4” punch, My Digital Studio

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lotus Blossom in blue


I was inspired to create this card by another blog I like to read, Understand Blue. 

I stuck with the plain white background and stamp the Lotus Blossom stamp in Turquoise, Pacific Point and Basic Black.  I finished with a sentiment embossed in gold.  Super pretty and really easy!

Stamps:  Lotus Blossom, Hello Life

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Memento Black, VersaMark

Paper:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Theme and Variations using a mask


So at club the other day I wanted to use the Artisan Embellishment kit.  I loved all the pretties in the kit including the laser die cut rose image.  Unfortunately, there are only 2 die cuts, so to make it last longer I decided to use it as a mask. 


I took a few of the other masks that are in the big catalogue to use for a little variety.  So, here are some variations on the original card.  I love how the cards look using hearts and polka dots! 


Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Rose Red

Paper:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge daubers, Decorative Label punch, sequins from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar kit, Hearts mask, Dots mask

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Day card


Here is a super quick card I put together last night.

First I stamped the main image in Staz On black ink.  I colored the image with a Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana marker. 

Next, I cut a strip of the Sale-a-bration Irresistably Yours DSP and sponged it with Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush ink.  I wrapped a small piece of Coastal Cabana ribbon around that and adhered it to the card front.

That’s it!  Quick and Easy!

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush

Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Irresistably Yours DSP

Accessories:  Best Day Ever Accessory Pack, Sponges