Saturday, April 30, 2011


I made a set of cards as a gift for friends of ours celebrating their 15th Anniversary. Below is a picture of the cards all wrapped up.

Here is a picture of one of the cards with the matching envelopes.

Making gift sets is one of the most practical and easy things to do with your stamps. Everybody seems to like giving out cards that have been personalized for them in some way. I hope they like them.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet, Tiny Tags
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Thoroughly Modern DSP, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Soft Suede Ribbon, Circle & Scallop Circle Punches, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Jewelry Tag Punch

Thanks for looking today. To make a purchase, or book a class or workshop you can contact me through MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.

Friday, April 29, 2011


It is my Aunt & Uncle's 40th Wedding Anniversary and I wanted to make them a special card. I have been wanting to try one of the Trifold Shutter Cards for sometime, so I thought it would make a special keepsake for them.

HERE is the tutorial on how to make this card.

This card is also for today's Free For All Challenge on Splitcoaststampers to use lots of layers on our card.

Although these cards are quite beautiful in real life....they are very difficult to photograph. The first photo is of the card it would be when you take it out of the envelope.

This second photo is the card completely open and laying flat. I took this photo so you could see all the different layers and how nicely it shows off DSP.

This third photo is actually how you would stand the card up. Sorry about the shadows, but it is evening when I took the photo and it was hard to get a good shot....but I promise it is very very pretty!! lol

I was able to use up some of my Thoroughly Modern DSP....I love that paper.

If you would like to learn how to make this card by coming to one of my Stamp Classes or by booking a workshop please contact me: MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I finally had a chance to ink up the SAIL AWAY stamp which will be available May 1st in the Summer Mini Catalog. I LOVE this stamp. It is a single stamp for only $11.95. To me it has so many possibilities. Great for a masculine card, sympathy, thinking of you.....whatever!

I made an Easel Card today which qualifies for the OUR CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGE this week, and I also used today's SKETCH CHALLENGE from Splitcoaststampers.

Here is a close up of the Build A Brads I used. I punched out the little anchors from the Nautical Expedition DSP with my 1/2" Circle Punch and was able to create my own embellishment to match my card. Cool eh? I also used the new Bakers Twine available in the Summer Mini to add some stitching and embellishment to my card.

Here is a side view of the Easel Card.

Here is the closed view of the Easel fits perfectly into a regular envelope....then opens up and displays your card front so nicely. I just followed the TUTORIAL off of Splitcoaststampers.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Expresso, Confetti White, Nautical Expedition DSP
Ink: Early Expresso
Accessories: 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle, Word Window, Modern Label & Spiral Border Punches, Bakers Twine, Build A Brad, Needle, Paper Piercer, Sponges

Thanks for looking!

If you would like to receive a copy of the new SUMMER MINI Catalog contact me here through MY STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


This card is for the following three challenges:

1 ~ Color Challenge at Splitcoaststampers (Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery & Baja Breeze)
2 ~ Clean & Simple Challenge at Splitcoast (Artists Rule of 3)

Here is a sneak peek of the new Postage Punch from Stampin Up coming out May 1st in the Summer Mini. I punched out three squares of the Elegant Soiree DSP and layered it onto Certainly Celery. I stamped the 24-7 Heart from the coordinating Pretty Postage Stamp set and just cut out the heart to use and popped it up on dimensionals.

I added a couple of the Rosettes and a few pearls and some ribbon and my card was done! Quick and easy!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Pretty Postage(Summer Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Elegant Soiree DSP, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Ink: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Postage Punch, Rosettes, Pearls, Certainly Celery Ribbon (retired), dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!


Sunday, April 24, 2011


I spent the afternoon applying my Decor Elements onto a canvas to hang in my craft room. I just love how it turned out.

The Decor Elements from Stampin Up are designed to go directly onto your wall, but I wanted to be able to take it with me to workshops and I decided to apply mine to a canvas.

I used the MEDIUM CREATE DEFINITION (#114440) in Chocolate Chip and the FLOURISHES (#114136) in Chocolate Chip.

The canvas dimensions are 16" x 24".

You can browse & order from the Decor Elements Catalog online HERE, or contact me for a catalog.

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I find myself in need of another anniversary card. The flowers on this card were made using the Large Scallop Circle Punch from Stampin Up.

This card is for the following challenges over at Splitcoaststampers :

COLOR CHALLENGE (Crumb Cake, Concord Crush & Vanilla)

Here is a close up of the flower. The flower centers are Kraft Corduroy Buttons that are still available on the CLEARANCE RACK at Stampin Up.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, In Color DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Concord Crush
Accessories: SU 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Concord Crush Ribbon, Kraft Corduroy Brads (Clearance Rack), Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Linen Thread

Thanks for looking today!


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Monday, April 18, 2011


Just a quick card today for the CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE over at Splitcoast which was a sketch. I used the Nature Walk Stamp Set from the Occassions Mini which runs through till the end of April.

I colored my stamp with my Stampin Up Markers. I embossed the Pretty In Pink layer with the Elegant Lines Embossing folder and then ran the ink pad over the top to catch the raised edges.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Nature Walk, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Marina Mist
Markers: Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, SU White Satin Ribbon

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I made this card using the technique I call Misted Markers......I am not sure if that is the correct name or not...but that is what I call it. I colored my image with my Stampin Up Markers in Pear Pizzazz and Pretty In Pink. I then lightly mist my stamp with my mini mister and water. I then stamp the image on watercolor paper...and voila....a total watercolor look with a silhouette image stamp. Easy Peasy and fast too! I did the same thing with the circle medallion.

This card qualifies for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE and yesterday's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

Here is a close up of the Misted Marker technique on the silhouette image from the Just Believe stamp set from Stampin Up.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Just Believe
Paper: Watercolor paper, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, In Color DSP Paper Pack, (retired) So Saffron DSP
Markers: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, Mini Mister Spray Bottle, Dimensionals, So Saffron Ribbon(retired)

Thanks so much for looking today!


Sunday, April 10, 2011


I made this card for today's FEATURED STAMPER over on Splitcoast. I chose Becky's card HERE to CASE.

I used the single stamp from Stampin Up called Ornate Blossom and did the Shadow Stamping technique. I first stamped the image in Daffodil Delight and then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped it in Concord Crush....just off setting it a little bit to create a shadow.

The background was embossed with my Big Shot and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and sponged lightly.

The sentiment is from the Simple Friendship stamp set and I used the Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim from the Occasions Mini to border it. Isn't it just the cutest ribbon?

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Ornate Blossom, Simple Friendship
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Concord Crush Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Trim, Dimensionals, Sponges, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Thanks so much for looking today. If you would like to order any of the items I used on my card today, or book a can do so by going to my STAMPIN UP WEBSITE.


Thursday, April 7, 2011


I am soooo ready for spring. So I took advantage of a few challenges to make a SPRING card. The thing I love most about spring is when the leaves start to come out on the trees and the birds are out singing on a sunny day.

First of all I was inspired by the idea for a Spring card from Shelli's blog 'So Shelli' from Stampin Up...she challenged us to make one.

Secondly, the colors for this weeks Pals Paper Arts Challenge spoke Spring to me. They were Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight.

Thirdly, I used the sketch from this weeks Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

I was happy to be able to use my Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding and Daffodil Delight Pom Pom ribbon to create a Ruffled Seam Binding Flower to add to my card. I popped it up on dimensionals.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Seasons Of Friendship
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, In Color DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom Ribbon, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder(inside card)

If you would like to book a workshop using this great stamp set and learn how to make the Seam Binding Ruffled Flower or to place an order contact me HERE.

Thanks so much for looking......


Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I made this card using today's SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. I seem to need a ton of Anniversary cards for the month of I chose to do this one in Black & White. I LOVE black and wardrobe reflects that......

I used the silhouette image from the stamp set called Just Believe from Stampin Up. I added a few white highlights to the image with a white gel pen.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Just Believe, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Neutral DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval, Oval and Word Window Punches, Paper Piercer, White Gel Pen

Thanks so much for looking today! If you would like to book a workshop or place and order feel free to contact me HERE.



I made this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and yesterdays Color Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers which was Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade and Baja Breeze. The dessert option was to use Seam Binding Ribbon on our card which I did.

I inked up for the first time the Three Little Words stamp set from Stampin Up. The flower is stamped twice, colored with the blender pen and popped up on dimensionals. I made this card for my mom.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Three Little Words, Sanded Background Stamp
Paper: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, In Color DSP Paper Pack
Ink: Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze
Accessories: SU 2.5" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Baja Breeze Corduroy Brad(retired), Pearls, Sponges

Thanks so much for looking today! If you like this stamp set and would like to place an order or book a workshop feel free to contact me HERE.


Monday, April 4, 2011


I need a few anniversary cards for April. I played along with today's CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE and yesterdays FEATURED STAMPER CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

HERE is the card I chose to CASE(cope & share everything) of Irene's gallery aka DandI93 over at Splitcoaststampers.

Today's CAS Challenge was to use a Soft Aqua (Baja Breeze) and a soft yellow(So Saffron) and a neutral(Very Vanilla) on our card.

The yellow rose bud was made using the Two-step Bird Punch. The trio of blue flowers was made using the scalloped circle punch. I had a hard time getting a nice picture with no is a gloomy rainy day here in Southern Ontario!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Occasional Quotes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Accessories: Scalloped Border Punch, Scallop Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, Finneal Press Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sponges

To place an order or book a workshop feel free to contact me HERE.

Thanks for looking today!



Here is a sneak peek of a new stamp set that will be in the 2011/2012 Idea Book & Catalogue. It is called FOUR FRAMES.

I paired it with the Botanical Gazette Designer Series Paper and the Rosette flowers from the Occassions Mini Catalogue which is available through April 30th. The Rosette's were colored with Cherry Cobbler ink and my blender pen.

I ruffled the Cherry Cobbler ribbon and popped up my frame on dimensionals. Easy peasy!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Botanical Gazette DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Blender Pen, Dimensionals, Rosettes

Thanks for looking today! To book a workshop or to place an order contact me HERE!


Friday, April 1, 2011


Well I haven't stamped in a today I squeezed in a few minutes to make an Anniversary card and participate in a few of this weeks challenges over on Splitcoaststampers.

I used the new Designer Series Paper Paisley Petals which is part of the Spring Is Blossoming Promotion. (see my sidebar for details). I paired this with the Nature Walk Stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalogue. I used the 'Happy Anniversary' sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set. I soooo love this stamp is a must have!!

I used some of the Baja Breeze Seam Binding and ruffled it as the hanger for my birdcage, and added a Rhinestone gem. The bird was cut out and popped up on a dimensional. I stamped and punched out my sentiment using the Decorative Label Punch...I saw a technique on how to do this on Mary Fish's Blog.

This card is for the following challenges over at Splitcoaststampers:

~CC316 this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE (Baja Breeze, Marine Mist, Certainly Celery)
~SC326 this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE
~WT316 this weeks WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE (to use flowers on our card)
~F4A58 this weeks FREE 4 ALL CHALLENGE (Home Sweet use a home on our card....I used the birdcage as the birds home)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU Nature Walk, Teey Tiny Wishes
Paper: SU Paisley Prints DSP, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Ink: Black Staz-on, Marine Mist, Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery
Accessories: SU Decorative Label Punch, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Thanks for looking today! Remember if you would like to book a workshop or place an order to take advantage of the Spring Is Blossoming Promotion contact me HERE!!



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