Monday, July 28, 2014

Eclectic Framed

What a great weekend! Looks like it kinda wore me out! But I had woken up at 5:15. I said 'nope'! Fell back asleep and here I am! I have to do at least one load of laundry as I have an interview today!! Yep! I am looking at possibly getting back into the work place. I would like to earn a little extra money to help with a few bills and have some 'fun' money, too! So wish me luck!

For today's card I pulled out one of my favorite sets! I took my colors from the All Abloom designer paper. 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the sun image from Kinda Eclectic onto the card base using Daffodil Delight
  • Stamp the leaf image several times using Mossy Meadow
  • Stamp the dots image using Lost Lagoon
  • Cut the from from Whisper White using the On Film framelits
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto the frame using Lost Lagoon ink
  • Wrap a piece of linen thread around the frame twice then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a Basic Metal button and adhere to frame
  • Stamp the butterfly image onto a piece of Whisper White using Strawberry Slush ink and punch out with the bitty butterfly punch then adhere to card
  • Add rhinestones to butterfly
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Daffodil Delight, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Strawberry Slush; Accessories- On Film framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Metal button, linen thread, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Mossy Pizzazz

Good morning, Friends! I hope your weekend is going super! This officially marks the last Sunday of summer vacation! Next Sunday all the students will be thinking of school the next day. How is that possible?? We will be heading up to the ranch in a few hours. It was fun yesterday and Nick is having a blast with his cousins! Riding four wheelers, driving the jeep and he has been getting ride is motorcycle a bunch! I'm glad. Nice to get some fun in before the summer ends!

For today's very simple card, I went monochromatic. Love the way Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow look together!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a strip of Pear Pizzazz, stamp the leaf image from Bloom with Hope in Pear Pizzazz
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Whisper White
  • Tie a piece of Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon around the panel and then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the leaf image onto a piece of Whisper White with Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Stamp the sentiment over the top of the stamped image with Mossy Meadow ink
  • Use the Circle framelits to cut the image out and adhere to card with dimensionals
Super easy! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Bloom with Hope; Paper- Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz; Ink- Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, Circles framelits, dimensionals

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Freshly Made 146

Good morning, Friends! I guess it rained yesterday. It seemed like it rained all over the valley except right here in Fruita. Ugh! It is supposed to rain again today and I hope Fruita gets the majority of it this time! We need it badly! We will be heading to the ranch today to see the family. So I hope it's cooler up there. I do love sitting out on the porch with the breeze blowing a bit and just watching the beautiful scenery! Wondering if I should take something to work on...

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made. Such a simple sketch. I love it! I will be using this one more often! So many possibilities! I thought that my card turned out to be more on the masculine side.

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge using Sahara Sand onto he card base
  • Adhere a strip of Moonlight designer paper to the card
  • Adhere a strip of Island Indigo to the card
  • Stamp the starburst image from Starburst Sayings onto a piece of Whisper White using Tangelo Twist ink and use the Starburst framelits to cut it out
  • Adhere stamped image to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the starburst image again onto a piece of Pool Party using Island Indigo ink and cut out just the "world" part and adhere to starburst image with dimensionals
  • Add three Sahara Sand candy dots
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Gorgeous Grunge, Starburst Sayings; Paper- Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Tangelo Twist, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand; Accessories- Starburst framelits, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Friday, July 25, 2014

Angled Sunflower

Good morning, Friends! It's Friday! Pat's brother and his family are in the area and we will be spending time with them this weekend as we don't get to see them but once a year. His sister will also be there so it will be good to see the family. Nick also has another doctor's appointment today. We also need to go school supply shopping one of these days. But I think I can do that next week. 

Today's card was inspired by another sunflower card I saw. I didn't have the exact same supplies but I thought I could do with what I have and I so super like this one! I just love sunflowers anyway so this was right up my alley!! And the Dotty Angles stamp set really helped bring some texture to it!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a piece of Crumb Cake stamp the sentiment from Really Good Greetings in Early Espresso then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Punch the flower part from Crushed Curry using the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and then use paper snips to clip each petal
  • Punch a circle from Early Espresso using the 1 3/8" circle punch
  • Stamp the triangles image from Dotty Angles onto the circle using Early Espresso ink and adhere to flower center
  • Punch the leaves from Mossy Meadow using the extra large oval punch and the large oval punch
  • Stamp the angles image onto the leaves using Mossy Meadow ink
  • Use the Simply Scored tool to score a line down the middle of each leaf and fold slightly
  • Adhere the leaves to the Crumb Cake panel using glue dots in the center of the leaves (so they will fold up a bit)
  • Adhere flower part to panel using dimensionals
  • Tie some linen thread through a Basic Metal button and adhere to card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Dotty Angles, Really Good Greetings; Paper- Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso; Ink- Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, extra large oval punch, large oval punch, linen thread, Basic Metal button, dimensionals

Thursday, July 24, 2014

CCMC 313

Good morning, Friends! Here is this week's challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team!


It's a sketch! Love sketch challenges! And here's what I did!


I had fun putting this one together! I used the colors from the Moonlight designer paper stack.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the splatters from Gorgeous Grunge in Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey onto the card base
  • Run a strip of Basic Grey through the Big Shot using the Arrows embossing folder
  • Cut a two pieces of the Moonlight designer paper at angles and adhere to embossed strip then adhere panel to card
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' in Basic Grey onto Whisper White and cut out with the Word Bubbles framelits
  • Adhere word bubble to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Hello Honey using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Adhere a rhinestone to flower center
Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did with this sketch at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all do with this sketch! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Gorgeous Grunge, Just Sayin'; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Grey, Hello Honey, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Word Bubbles framelits, Arrows embossing folder, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TSSC 324

Good morning, Friends! We are half way through another week! Wow! Today I register Nick for his freshman year! Now how did that happen??? It's just so wild to think about! He also has another doctor's appointment today. So it seems like it will be busy today! 

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Techno Stamper. I was also inspired by the colors from the All Abloom designer paper. But instead of Daffodil Delight, I used Hello Honey. 

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • Run a piece of Mossy Meadow through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb embossing folder
  • Cut a circle from Whisper White using the Circle framelits
  • Stamp the stem from Bloom with Hope onto the circle using black StazOn and color it with Mossy Meadow ink and a blender pen
  • Stamp the flower onto another piece of Whisper White using black StazOn and color it with Blushing Bride and Hello Honey inks and a blender pen (after coloring it in I went back and added some more color with the Blushing Bride marker)
  • Cut out flower and adhere to circle with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting onto Hello Honey card stock using black StazOn and punch out with the small oval punch then adhere to circle
  • Adhere circle to embossed panel and tie a piece of 1/4" Blushing Bride cotton ribbon around it then adhere to card with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Bloom with Hope; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey; Accessories- Honeycomb embossing folder, 1/4" Blushing Bride cotton ribbon, Circle framelits, small oval punch, blender pen, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CAS(E) This Sketch #85

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! It's really hot around here so staying indoors makes great sense to me! Today should be a day of doing laundry. We'll see how much I get done - lol! And I need to stamp some more. Just can't seem to find my mojo on that. So I guess I will just keep working!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch. Very clean and simple! I used the colors from the Lullaby designer paper. 

  • Card base is Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamp the line image from Mosaic Madness in Baked Brown Sugar onto the card base
  • Stamp the mosaic shape four times onto Coastal Cabana using Coastal Cabana ink and punch out using the mosaic punch
  • Adhere the four shapes onto the card using dimensionals
  • Stamp the little shape four times onto Whisper White using Hello Honey ink and cut out
  • Adhere these little shapes to the inside of the bigger shapes with glue dots
  • Add rhinestones to centers
  • Stamp the greeting from Petite Pairs onto the card base using Baked Brown Sugar
  • Add another rhinestone
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs; Paper- Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Hello Honey; Accessories- Mosaic punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop: Lovely As A Tree


Hello everyone! It's time for The Stamp Review Crew to host another fantastic blog hop featuring a stamp set from the Stampin' Up! catalog! This time we are featuring the well loved stamp set, Lovely As A Tree! If you started at the beginning, then you arrived here from Debra Burgin's blog. If you are starting here that's o.k., too, as you can still see all the fabulous projects by clicking the link at the bottom of this post and going through the hop!

So I think that that this stamp set has been around since the beginning of time - lol! I feel like I have had this stamp set forever! I don't know about you but I tend to focus on all the new stuff coming out that I forget about my older stamps so this blog hop was a great motivation for me to get it out and work with it. Here's my card:


I used the sketch at Freshly Made to help me put this together. Love the earthy masculine feel of this! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Run a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Really Good Greetings onto a strip of Garden Green using Chocolate Chip ink and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Flag the end of another strip of Garden Green card stock and adhere to card
  • Loop some linen thread and adhere to card
  • Stamp the tree from Lovely as a Tree onto a piece of Watercolor paper using black StazOn and cut out using the Circles framelits
  • Use Garden Green and Chocolate Chip inks and an aqua painter to watercolor the image then let dry
  • Adhere stamped circle to card with dimensionals
Pretty simple! Don't forget to click the link below to go to Shana Gaff's blog to see more wonderful inspiration! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Lovely as a Tree, Really Good Greetings; Paper- Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, watercolor paper; Ink- black StazOn, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green; Accessories- Woodgrain embossing folder, Circles framelits, linen thread, aqua painter, dimensionals

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CCMC Summer Collection Week 4

Hello everyone! Create with Connie and Mary have finished up their final week of the Summer Collection! At the end of each week they have a special challenge. This week we have a color challenge! Take a look at these fabulous colors!


Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand are the beautiful colors to work with! And here is what I did with them.


This week at the Create with Connie and Mary Summer Collection the topic was Back to Nature so I pulled out the Kinda Eclectic stamp set! I love this set!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the dots image from Kinda Eclectic onto a piece of Sahara Sand using Sahara Sand ink
  • Tie a piece of Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon around the stamped panel
  • Punch a strip of Mossy Meadow using the dotted scallop ribbon punch and adhere to stamped panel
  • Stamp the leaf image using Mossy Meadow onto a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock and onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut both out
  • Adhere leaf images to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Honeycomb Hello onto the panel with Mossy Meadow ink and adhere panel onto card base using dimensionals
  • Stamp the butterfly image onto a piece of Lost Lagoon card stock using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with the Bitty Butterfly punch
  • Adhere butterfly to card and add rhinestones
Visit Create with Connie and Mary to find more great creations using these colors. Even though the Summer Collection has come to an end, you can still see all the projects that have been shared and download all the tutorials! Thanks for all your support! Have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Kinda Eclectic, Honeycomb Hello; Paper- Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadow; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon, Bitty Butterfly punch, dotted ribbon scallop punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Friday, July 18, 2014

Color Throwdown 301

Good morning, Friends! I hope you have a had a great week! I feel like it went by pretty fast! I am looking forward to a nice weekend. It will be hot outside but I plan to do some indoor work like stamping and sewing!! I have a massage today and I am hoping that she will help the sore muscles in my injured arm. Nick can sleep in. He is pretty tired and sore from his week at soccer camp. I'm glad! It's getting him good and ready for high school (did I just say that???)! 

Today's card was inspired by the colors at Color Throwdown. I was trying something different. And different is what it is!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the splatter images from Gorgeous Grunge onto he card base using Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral (I stamped off before stamping the Calypso Coral onto the card)
  • Use the Hexagon Hive thinlit to cut the the little hexagons from Crumb Cake
  • Sponged the edges of each hexagon shape using Crumb Cake ink then adhere to card base (don't adhere the one with the flower yet)
  • Stamp the greeting from Honeycomb Hello onto a strip of Whisper White using Smoky Slate and flag the end then adhere to the back of the hexagon shape
  • Adhere hexagon shape to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Soft Sky using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add a Calypso Coral candy dot to flower center
Here are the Color Throwdown colors for you to see. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Honeycomb Hello, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White; Ink- Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky; Accessories- Hexagon Hive thinlit, itty bitty accents punch pack, sponge, Subtles candy dots, dimensionals

Thursday, July 17, 2014

CCMC 312

Good morning! I'm here with this week's challenge from Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a fabulous color challenge! Take a look!


Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand are the beautiful colors to work with! And they are all included in the new Moonlight designer paper! That makes it easy to whip up a great quick and easy card! Take a look!


I had fun doing this one! 

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Flag the end of a piece of Moonlight designer paper and adhere to card
  • I ran a piece of Hello Honey through the Big Shot using the Word Bubbles framelits and just cut the bottom part of the card stock
  • Run the cut piece through the Big Shot again using the star from the Circle flip card thinlit 
  • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the top two corners
  • Stamp the greeting from Something to Say onto the cut panel using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere the arrow embellishment from Essentials Wooden Elements to card
  • Tie a piece of white baker's twine through a Basic Metal Button and adhere to wooden arrow
See more great inspiration from the rest of the design team at Create with Connie and Mary! Don't forget about the Summer Collection! We are finishing up our last week! So many great ideas for everyone! Be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Something to Say; Paper- Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Circle Card thinlit dies, Word Bubbles framelits, Essentials Wooden Elements, Basic Metal button, white baker's twine, Project Life corner rounder, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Blooming Celebrate

Good morning everyone! I was sure hoping we would have gotten some rain last night. It got really dark around here and then the storm just went to the south. Ugh! Nick has soccer camp again today and I get a haircut! Yes! Finally! I didn't have much motivation to stamp yesterday so I hope I will find some when I get back from all my errands. 

Today's card started out from a sketch but then evolved into this. I really enjoy coloring with the blendabilities and this flower! So fun! And the sentiment is from a new hostess set called Really Good Greetings. This hostess set will be in the upcoming Holiday mini catalog.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the flower image from Blended Bloom onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color with the Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie and Coastal Cabana
  • Cut out the flower
  • Adhere a piece of Crushed Curry to a piece of Pumpkin Pie
  • Adhere flower to panel with dimensionals and then adhere to a piece of Coastal Cabana using dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Really Good Greetings in Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Tie a piece of Whisper White cotton ribbon around panel and adhere to card base
I want to give you all another reminder about the fabulous Summer Collection going on at Create with Connie and Mary! We are in our last week and there is still time to subscribe and become a member to see all the fun that we've been having! 



Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Blended Bloom, Really Good Greetings; Paper- Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- Whisper White cotton ink, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Birthday Greens

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! Nick is doing soccer camp this week and that means I will need to send him off in a short while. Then I have the day to get some things done. Yesterday I did manage to get the laundry done! So maybe my stamping mojo will find me today? We will see...

For today's card, I started out using a sketch but I didn't like all the sketch components so I scrapped that and this is what came about. I really wanted to put Pistachio Pudding and Garden Green together. I just love how they look together! This is really simple!

  • Card base is Garden Green
  • On a piece of Pistachio Pudding, stamp the greeting from Age Awareness in Garden Green and cut out with the Starburst framelits
  • Tie a piece of of Crisp Cantaloupe twine around the starburst cut out and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the additional sentiment onto a strip of Whisper White using Pistachio Pudding ink and adhere to card
Easy peasy!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Age Awareness; Paper- Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Ink- Garden Green, Pistachio Pudding; Accessories- Crisp Cantaloupe twine, Starburst framelits, dimensionals

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Miss You

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! I am looking forward to staying inside the cool house and watching the final of the World Cup! Go Argentina!! And I will hopefully find some time to stamp a card or two. I had a great day yesterday with my friends! We went to a quilt show and shopped a bit. Then we went out for birthday dinners and had presents and stitched a bit! A very full and fun day! Sherry goes back today so this card is for her! Miss you, Friend!

I actually got the layout idea from the current Stampin' Up! catalog.

  • Card base is Early Espresso
  • Adhere a piece of Daffodil Delight to the bottom of a piece of Early Espresso and run it through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dots embossing folder
  • Flag the ends of a strip of Pumpkin Pie and a strip of Whisper White and adhere to panel
  • Wrap a piece of Early Espresso baker's twine around panel three times and tie a bow
  • Adhere panel to card
  • Stamp the fox image from Life in the Forest onto Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color with the Pumpkin Pie blendabilities then cut out
  • Adhere the fox to a piece of Whisper White using dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment from Just Sayin' on the white panel using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Life in the Forest, Just Sayin'; Paper- Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Pumpkin Pie; Accessories- Large Polka Dot embossing folder, Early Espresso baker's twine, dimensionals

Saturday, July 12, 2014

CCMC Summer Edition Week 3

Good morning, Friends! Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition has come to the end of week 3. This past week we shared card sets! And there were SO many awesome ideas! I hope you didn't miss it! Don't worry, though. You can still sign up and get ALL the ideas that have been shared along with the downloadable tutorials! 

At the end of each week we have a special challenge for the public side and this week we have a sketch. Take a look!


I'll be honest. This sketch had me stumped a bit. I wanted to use the stamp set that I used this past week for the theme: Card "Create"tions - All Occasions. For my card set I used the Honeycomb Hello stamp set. I had a lot of fun using it but the only way to see my cards is to be a subscriber! Here is what I came up with for the sketch challenge...

  • Card base is Hello Honey
  • Adhere a piece of Moonlight designer paper onto the card base
  • Layer a piece of Whisper White onto the card
  • Use the Hexagon Hive thinlit to cut the hexagon shapes from Basic Grey card stock
  • Use Basic Grey ink to stamp the dots image from Honeycomb Hello onto the shapes
  • Adhere the hexagons onto the card
  • Adhere a strip of Lost Lagoon to card
  • Use the hexagon punch to punch the shape from Hello Honey
  • Stamp the greeting onto the punched shape using Basic Grey ink then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Lost Lagoon using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
Be sure to see what the rest of the design team did with this sketch by visiting the Create with Connie and Mary site! And don't forget to sign up for the Summer Edition! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Honeycomb Hello; Paper- Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Basic Grey, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Basic Grey; Accessories- Hexagon Hive thinlit, Hexagon punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestone, dimensionals