Monday, April 30, 2012


It was fun going to the post office this week with new toys arriving!  One packet had Dylusions ink spray, another had Mister Huey's Color Mist and another had a Hero Arts stamp set and some gems.  What inspiration!

This card started out with a piece of soft green cardstock that I trimmed to fit the space.  After using my Fiskar's edge punch on the right side, I rounded the corners on the left side and placed it in a cardboard box for misting.  First I sprayed it with Dylusions Cut Grass, then with Mister Huey's Orchard and Opaque White.

The designer paper is from the Mabel collection by My Mind's Eye, cut to fit the card and corners rounded.  Punches were used for the leaves and flowers from scraps.  Once the inks were fully dried, I assembled the card as shown using dimensionals for the misted piece and the oval.

Now I know firsthand why misting is all the rage lately--it's just plain FUN!


This card was created for the Emboss Resist Challenge HERE.  I'm glad this wasn't also a CAS challenge since I used three layers and added the flowers and butterflies to fill the empty space.

First, I stamped the Hero Arts large flower background on the card base with Versamark, embossed with clear ep and sponged Peeled Paint Distress Ink on the edges.  The next layer is a dsp pattern from My Mind's Eye.

Next, I stamped the Bible verse, clear embossed it and sponged with a mix of  Peeled Paint and Wild Honey Distress inks.  After stamping the flowers and painting them with the same distress inks, I attached it with SNAIL and added the butterflies (SU Embosslits Beautiful Wings.)

Finally, I attached the top layer to the card with dimensionals and placed gold beads on the butterflies and 2 flower centers.  Unfortunately, I needed this card and Bible verse for a sympathy card today.

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

This week's challenge was to make a CAS card using trees or flowers.   You can see the other entries HERE.

This flower was done with red cardstock strips that were quilled to form the petals and buds.  Pearls were added to accent the centers.

Quilling is a fun way to make flowers and other images--try it!

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Sometimes you want to say something special, but don't have a stamp for it.  There's no reason why you can't just write something on the card, even if you have to practice on scrap paper first.  This bouncing baby boy was delivered last week, so this shaker card will be going out tomorrow.

The inside is stamped with SU "Congratulations," and I added a brief welcome in my own handwriting again.

Penmanship doesn't have to be perfect to make a card more personal!

Monday, April 23, 2012


Inspiration for this card came from a new pad of paper from Die Cuts With a View, "The Green Stack" which I picked up at AC Moore last week. The design is from a sketch HERE at CAS-ual Fridays.

First, I used my Scor-Pal to make diagonal lines, highlighting the pattern on the animals.  I then cut out two circles and mounted them on the card front, one with glue dots, the other with dimensionals.  The greeting is from a Hero Arts clear stamp set.

Rounding the corner and adding the lime green embroidery floss finished the card, keeping it clean and simple.


To get the watercolor look on the base cardstock, I used three Distress Ink pads (Peeled Paint, Broken China and Tea Dye.) I smeared a patch of each color on an acrylic block, added some water and used a wide paintbrush to swipe across the card.

Next, I took white cardstock (cut down to 5 x 3 3/4") and used the CB butterfly to make the cutout. Then I stamped the Hero Arts "Manuscript Background" at different angles and applied Broken China distress ink to the edges. Before attaching it to the card, I placed it in position and marked a few tiny dots down the middle of the butterfly before stamping with black ink. I had planned to use one of the Pocket Silhouettes, but couldn't find it*; so I used this image from the SU "Autumn Days" set.

The sentiment is from another SU set, which I mounted with SU dimensionals. After adding a variety of gems from a collection I purchased at Michaels, I mounted the overlay to the card with SU dimensionals.

We are finally getting some much needed rain here--good stamping weather!

 *My "Tower" is in need of cleaning up so I can find things easily again...

Thursday, April 19, 2012

WDW Photos

A few select photos have been posted to my family blog HERE if you'd like to stop by!

Herringbone Design

After watching Beate's video tutorial, this card was a cinch to put together!

AC Moore had designer papers on sale for 40% off, so I took advantage of the opportunity to purchase some My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads. I used one of them for this card, cutting strips of various widths. Besides having nice designs, the pages are also reversible in these pads.

If you watch the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers, the rest of this card is pretty much self-explanatory. I plan to use this for our next Mothers Class.

I'M BACK (Almost...)

Check back tonight for some news and new posts!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Greetings from WDW!

Having a magical time at Disney World! The weather has been perfect, and it's been wonderful to spend so much time as a family. The grandchildren have been having fun both at the parks and at the pool.

Haven't missed stamping (sorry...)