Thursday, March 5, 2015

CCMC 345

Hello everyone! I took the day off today because we are heading to Las Vegas!! Nick has a soccer tournament and the first game is tomorrow. As soon as I finish this post we will be on the road! You probably noticed some changes over at the Create with Connie and Mary site. While I'm not part of the Thursday design team at the moment, I will be doing a Saturday blog hop with them! I'm so excited! So be sure to check out their site to see who the new designers are and all their beautiful creations!

So while I'm not a designer on Thursdays, I still want to participate in their challenges! And this week we have a fun sketch to work with. Check it out!!


I wanted to use some new stamps so I got out the Indescribable Gift stamp set and the blendabilities along with some circle framelits and went to work!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Adhere a strip of Wild Wasabi onto the card base at an angle
  • Adhere a circle of Pink Pirouette cut with the circles framelits
  • Stamp the blossoms image from Indescribable Gift stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using Tuxedo black Momento ink and color in using blendabilities: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake and outline using Soft Sky
  • Use the Circle framelits to cut out part of the image and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo black Momento ink and cut out using the Circles framelits then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Tie a piece of linen thread through a basic metal button and adhere to card
I love the soft springy colors of this! Here's to warmer weather!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Indescribable Gift; Paper- Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink, blendabilities: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky; Accessories- Circle framelits, linen thread, basic metal button, dimensionals

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Sheltering Tree

Hello everyone! The Stamp Review Crew is here with another fabulous blog tour! This month we are featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set! I am your stop after the very talented Dawn Tidd

I haven't stamped in a while and I forget how easy it is to use this wonderful stamp set! I love how easy it is to create beautiful cards with this set! I used the sketch at Freshly Made to help me create this. Super easy!!

  • The card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • On a piece of Whisper White card stock stamp the tree trunk from the Sheltering Tree stamp set using Baked Brown Sugar
  • The leaves were stamped with Pistachio Pudding and Garden Green inks
  • Stamp the grassy area with Pistachio Pudding and the grass blades using Garden Green inks and add the little flowers using Crisp Cantaloupe ink
  • I stamped a few "wisps" of sky using the grassy stamp using Soft Sky ink and stamping off once
  • Stamp the swing using Early Espresso ink
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar
  • Tie a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine around panel and then adhere to card base using dimensionals
I didn't put a sentiment on this one yet. I am waiting to see who the receiver might be, first. Anyway, there you have it!

Now it's time to send you on to see what the fabulous Ann Schach has created! I hope you are inspired our creations! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!




Card Recipe: Stamps- Sheltering Tree; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Early Espresso; Accessories- Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine, dimensionals

Thursday, February 26, 2015

CCMC 344

Hello everyone! Welcome to another great Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a beautiful color challenge! Take a look!


Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red and Blushing Bride are the colors we are to work with this week. And here is how I used them...


This is a super simple card but I do love how these colors look together with the Lotus Blossom!

  • Card base is Blushing Bride
  • Stamp the second layer of the flower image onto the card base using Blushing Bride ink
  • Flag the bottom of a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Stamp the solid image of the flower from the Lotus Blossom set using Blushing Bride ink onto the banner
  • Stamp the second layer of the flower using Rose Red ink
  • Stamp the detail image using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Stamp the stem and the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Tie a piece of Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon around the banner and tie a knot then adhere to the card with dimensionals
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this challenge. I hope that you will play along with us this week! We always love to see what you do with the challenges! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Lotus Blossom; Paper- Blushing Bride, Whisper White; Ink- Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss; Accessories- Blackberry Bliss stitched satin ribbon, dimensionals

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sale-A-Brate the Lotus Blossom

Good morning everyone! I am so glad it's Friday! I'll be even happier when school's out - lol! I will be stitching tonight with some fabulous gals and I am looking forward to that! The weather doesn't look to great this weekend but I just got some new stamping goodies to play with so I will be happy to do that!! But first I will concentrate on the day ahead.

Today's card was inspired by one that Patty Bennett had done. I was looking for something to use my washi tape on and I thought this was really pretty. I had to change a few things to make mine work but I like the way it turned out!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Cut a strip of the Irresistibly Yours designer paper and sponge Wild Wasabi over it then adhere it to a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Adhere a strip of the Stacked with Love washi tape beside that and then tie a piece of the Wild Wasabi Painted Blooms cotton twine around the panel
  • Stamp the solid layer of the Lotus Blossom onto the panel using Blushing Bride ink, the second layer using Rose Red ink and the third layer using Blackberry Bliss ink then stamp the stem using Wild Wasabi ink and then stamp the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss ink
  • Adhere the panel to the card base using dimensionals
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Lotus Blossom; Paper- Whisper White, Irresistibly Yours designer paper; Ink- Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Rose Red; Accessories- Stacked with Love washi tape, Painted Blooms washi tape, dimensionals

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CCMC 343

Good morning everyone! It's time for another great challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we have a fun sketch to work with! Take a look!


I wanted to do something a little different so here is what I came up with!


I used the Best Day Ever and Simply wonderful SAB sets and I like how it came out! 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Cut another piece of Whisper White at an angle
  • Stamp the stem image from the Best Day Ever stamp set onto the panel using Mossy Meadow ink three times
  • Stamp the heart image (as leaves) onto the stems using Mossy Meadow ink
  • Stamp the flower image onto a piece of Whisper White three times using Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride inks and cut each out then adhere to the stems
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers
  • Tie a piece of Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon around the panel
  • Cut a strip of Pistachio Pudding card stock and use the fringe scissors to create the fringe and adhere to the back of the angled panel then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Simply Wonderful onto the card base at an angle using Mossy Meadow ink
I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to play along! For more fabulous inspiration, be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site! I look forward to seeing your awesome creations! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Simply Wonderful, Best Day Ever; Paper- Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding; Ink- Mossy Meadow, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride; Accessories- Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon, fringe scissors, rhinestones, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Medallion Bloom

Good morning, Friends! Very nice to have a shorter week this week! One day back and I am already tired - lol! I get my hair cut but then I can come home and relax a bit. Thankfully it will be a fairly quiet week!

Today's card was the last one we did at my stamp club this month. Super quick and easy!

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a strip of Birthday Bash designer paper to last side of the card
  • Stamp the greeting from the Simply Wonderful stamp set onto a piece of Bermuda Bay using Bermuda Bay ink then adhere to the card using dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower from Petal Potpourri onto a piece of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and punch out using the Flower Medallion punch
  • Punch another flower from Mossy Meadow card stock using the Flower Medallion punch and cut two petals from it to use as leaves
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the flower and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of Whisper White Painted Blooms cotton twine through a Crushed Curry button (from the Best Year Ever accessory pack) and tie a bow then adhere to the flower center
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Simply Wonderful, Petal Potpourri; Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Mossy Meadow, Birthday Bash designer paper; Ink- Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay; Accessories- Flower Medallion punch, Best Year Ever accessory pack, Painted Blooms cotton twine, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Lost Lagoon Butterfly

Good morning everyone! My little mini vacation is over and it's time to get back to work :(. I had a very wonderful time! I got some stamping done (not as much as I had wanted) and I got to go mountain biking with my sweetie and I even got to do a little stitching! I slept in and I feel so much better right now! Plus it's a short week so I can do this!! I really can't believe how fast this year is going by! Crazy! Tonight we have a parent meeting to get Nick ready for his Sophomore year! How did that happen???

Today's card was another that I did with my club gals. Quick. Easy. And oh so pretty with that butterfly die!

  • Card base is Pistachio Pudding
  • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the fern from Butterfly Basics using Pistachio Pudding ink
  • Tie a piece of Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon around the panel and adhere to card using dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White using Lost Lagoon ink and punch out with the oval punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Cut the butterfly from Lost Lagoon card stock using the Butterfly dies and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to butterfly body
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!




Card Recipe: Stamps- Butterfly Basics; Paper- Pistachio Pudding, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White; Ink- Pistachio Pudding, Lost Lagoon; Accessories- Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon, Butterfly framelits, oval punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Stamp Review Crew: Wondrous Wreath


Hello everyone! It's time for another blog hop with the Stamp Review Crew! This time we are featuring the Wondrous Wreath stamp set! This stamp set was released in the Holiday mini catalog but has been carried over! I used it for fall and Christmas so it was fun to come up with something for the spring season! I am your stop right after the fabulous Martha Inchley. 

With the weather we are having here in Western Colorado, it wasn't hard to make a spring card! It is just gorgeous around here! So I looked ahead to an upcoming holiday and chose Mother's Day to make this pretty spring wreath.


I used the sketch at Freshly Made to help me with the layout and the colors came from the All Abloom designer paper stack.

  • Card Base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a strip of the All Abloom designer paper to the card base
  • Run a piece of Pistachio Pudding card stock through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder then adhere to card
  • Stamp the first layer of leaves from Wondrous Wreath onto a piece of Whisper White using Pistachio Pudding ink
  • Stamp the second layer of leaves over the first layer using Mossy Meadow ink then cut out using the Wonderful Wreath framelits
  • Adhere wreath to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment from And Many More onto a strip of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and angle the ends then adhere to wreath with dimensionals
  • Punch a variety of flowers from Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride using the itty bitty accents punch pack
  • Adhere flowers to the wreath then add rhinestones to flower centers
Now it's time to send you on to see what the talented Ann Shach has to show you! I know you will be inspired! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!




Card Recipe: Stamps- Wondrous Wreath, And Many More; Paper- Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, All Abloom designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Pistachio Pudding, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- Wonderful Wreath framelits, itty bitty accents punch pack, Decorative Dots embossing folder, rhinestones, dimensionals

Saturday, February 14, 2015

CCMC Spring Collection Blog Hop: Week 4


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Blog Hop! I am your stop after the fabulous Debbie Henderson. She is always such an inspiration! I can't believe that we have come to the end of the Spring Collection! I hope you have been inspired by all the fantastic projects that have been shared! If you want to see them you can still sign up and see all the ideas that have been shared. Just visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to find out how to sign up.


This past week I used the Crazy About You stamp set on the Spring Collection. I love this set with the all the words and a few images as well! A lot of stamps for the money! I went with a simple layout and some bright colors!

  • Card base is Whisper White cut at 4 1/4" x 11" and folded in half
  • Cut a piece of Sahara Sand at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • Stamp the speckle stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set onto the Sahara Sand panel using Sahara Sand ink and adhere to card base
  • Cut a tag from Whisper White that measures 2" x 4" and use the Scallop Tag Topper punch to make a tag
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Crazy About You stamp set onto the tag using Sahara Sand ink
  • Thread a piece of Crushed Curry 3/4" Chevron Ribbon through the tag top and tie with a piece of Whisper White Painted Blooms cotton twine
  • Adhere tag to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image onto a piece of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and punch out using the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch
  • Cut into each petal of the flower 
  • Stamp the leaf image onto a piece of Whisper White using Mossy Meadow ink and cut out then adhere to the back of the flower
  • Adhere the flower to the tag with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to the flower center
Time to send you on to the awesome Connie Babbert! I know you will be inspired by what she has to share! Thank you so much for being a part of the Spring Collection! We really appreciate you! Have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Crazy About You, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Whisper White, Sahara Sand; Ink- Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand; Accessories- Scallop Tag Topper punch, 1 3/4" scallop circle punch, Crushed Curry 3/4" chevron ribbon, Whisper White Painted Blooms cotton twine, rhinestone, dimensionals

Friday, February 13, 2015

Birthday Bash Club Card

Good morning everyone! I am so excited! I took the day off! I have only ever missed one other day at work and that was because I was sick. So I thought I was due for another. But this time I feel great! The sun is shining and I hope to get some things done! And another great thing is that it is just Pat and I this weekend as our son was invited to go hiking at Zion's! What will we do? I am looking forward to getting some stitching done tonight! Always love that!

Today's card was another that I did with my stamp club. This is a pretty easy one but does require some cutting. 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Stamp the image from Balloon Bash onto the card base using Crushed Curry ink and then stamp the confetti image using the same ink
  • Stamp the image again onto a piece of Whisper White using Night of Navy ink and cut out the sign then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the image again onto another piece of Whisper White using Tangelo Twist ink and cut out the banner then adhere to the card using dimensionals
  • Add a few gold sequins
I want to mention that the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection is ending tomorrow with our blog hop. I can't believe that it is over! We have had so much fun! If you haven't signed up, it's not too late! Be sure to visit their site to find more information. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!





Card Recipe: Stamps- Balloon Bash; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist; Accessories- gold sequins, dimensionals

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CCMC 342

Hello everyone! It's that time! Create with Connie and Mary have a super fun challenge for us! This week we are being challenged with some fabulous colors!


Basic Black, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand are the colors that we are given to work with! I must admit that I was stumped until I saw this cute lightbulb image from the You Brighten My Day stamp set.


  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Adhere a piece of Moonlight designer paper to the card base
  • Cut the starburst shape from Hello Honey card stock using the Starburst designer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp the lightbulb image from the You Brighten My Day stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and add a little color with the Hello Honey and Sahara Sand markers
  • Use the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce a circle on the stamped circle then adhere to the starburst circle with dimensionals
  • Cut the ends of a narrow strip of Basic Black card stock and adhere to card (mine is just adhered to the stamped circle)
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
Be sure to check out what the other designers did with these colors at the Create with Connie and Mary site! 

Have you signed up for the Spring Collection? This special edition is quickly coming to an end! Don't miss out on all the wonderful projects and ideas that are being shared! More information is at the Create with Connie and Mary website. Be sure to check it out! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- You Brighten My Day; Paper- Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Moonlight designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand markers; Accessories- Starburst framelits, Circles framelits, Essentials paper piercing pack, linen thread, gold basic metal button, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Best Day Ever Club Card

Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going super so far! Mine is, well, going. Lol! I am glad it's Wednesday! A shorter day for me and hopefully some time to get some stamping and laundry done. I just hope I have some energy to do it. For some reason I am just so tired this week!

Today's card was one I did for my stamp club on Monday. It is super easy and could be for any occasion!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Stamp the dots image from Best Day Ever stamp set onto the card base using Sahara Sand ink
  • Adhere a strip of Best Year Ever designer paper to a strip of Coastal Cabana card stock and then adhere to card
  • Make a banner from Whisper White card stock and flag the bottom
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the banner using Soft Suede ink
  • Tie a piece of Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack around the banner and adhere to card with dimensionals
Super easy card but that sentiment says it all!

The Spring Collection at Create with Connie and Mary is quickly coming to an end! Yikes! We have been having so much! So many great ideas have been shared and I can't wait to try a few of them out! If you aren't a part of the fun, why not sign up now? You can sign up now and still get all the ideas and tutorials that have been shared! Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to find more information on signing up! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Best Day Ever; Paper- Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Best Year Ever designer paper; Ink- Soft Suede, Sahara Sand; Accessories- Best Year Ever accessory pack, dimensionals

Monday, February 9, 2015

Shaker Balloon

Good morning everyone! Well my busy week has started! Yesterday was a fun day filled with stitching but I did have to leave early to complete some unfinished projects. Thankfully I got most of them done before my son and husband got home! Tonight is Stamp Club! I am looking forward to seeing the gals again!! 

Today's card was one that I had done a while ago. I hadn't photographed it and it must have been in a place where it got a little warped and neglected :(. I wanted to show it so I am posting it anyway.

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Cover the card front with a piece of Birthday Bash designer paper
  • Cut the balloon shape out of a piece of Whisper White using the Balloons framelits
  • Stamp the "birthday" and the balloon string from Celebrate Today onto the card using Night of Navy ink
  • Cut a circle from a piece of Birthday Bash designer paper and stamp the "happy" onto it using Night of Navy ink
  • Adhere a piece of the window sheet to the back of the balloon cut out
  • Adhere dimensionals all the way around the balloon cut out (on the back)
  • Add your shaker materials to the window area (I put in gold sequins and punched out stars from gold glitter paper)
  • Adhere the stamped designer paper to the dimensionals then adhere the panel to the card with dimensionals
  • Punch a star from gold glitter paper using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Tie a bow using the Calypso Coral ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack and adhere to card
There you have it! A fun shaker card for a birthday! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Celebrate Today; Paper- Whisper White, gold glitter paper; Birthday Bash designer paper; Ink- Night of Navy; Accessories- Best Year Ever accessory pack, Balloons framelits, gold sequins, itty bitty accents punch pack, window sheets, Confetti Stars border punch, dimensionals

Saturday, February 7, 2015

CCMC Spring Collection Blog Hop: Week 3


Hello everyone! The Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection has come to the end of week 3. Wow! Time flies when you're having fun! This past week the designers shared card sets so for our blog hop we are sharing a small favor. I am your stop after the talented Debbie Henderson

For my card set this past week, I used the Celebrate Today stamp set. I love this set and coordinating framelits! So easy to create fun cards! For my favor I decided to pair the stamp set with the new Mini Treat Bag thinlets! 


  • Cut the bag parts from Birthday Bash designer paper using the Mini Treat Bag thinlets dies and adhere together to form the bag
  • Cut a banner from a piece of Whisper White that measures 2" x 4 1/4" and flag the bottom
  • Adhere a strip of Birthday Bash designer paper to the edge of the banner that measures 3/8" x 4 1/4"
  • Stamp the balloon string image from the Celebrate Today stamp set onto the banner using Night of Navy ink 
  • Stamp the balloon image onto a piece of Whisper White using Calypso Coral ink and cut out using the Balloon framelits
  • Stamp the "birthday" image onto the balloon using Night of Navy ink then adhere the balloon to the tag using dimensionals
  • Adhere the banner to the bag using dimensionals
  • Tie a bow using a piece of Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine and adhere to balloon
  • Add three rhinestones and some tissue paper
Now it's time to send you on to the super creative Connie Babbert! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Celebrate Today; Paper- Whisper White, Birthday Bash designer paper; Ink- Night of Navy, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Balloon framelits, Mini Treat Bag thinlets, Coastal Cabana thick baker's twine, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CCMC 341

Good morning everyone! It's Thursday and time for another fun and fabulous challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a super fun sketch! Check it out!


I decided to make it work with my Cheerful Critters stamp set. I tried to resist this set but it is too cute and soon it made its way to my home! 


I though it would be cute to make a sort of Valentine card. "I like your face" made me smile! Too cute!

  • Card base is Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Stamp the bunny image from the Cheerful Critters stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White using Tuxedo Black Momento ink and color in with Blendabilities: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
  • Stamp the sentiment into the sign using Tuxedo Black Momento ink
  • Adhere a piece of Calypso Coral along the top of the stamped panel that has been cut with the Finishing Touches edgelits
  • Flag the bottoms of two pieces of the Stacked with Love designer paper and adhere to panel
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Basic Black
  • Tie a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine around the panel and tie a bow then adhere to card base with dimensionals
Check the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this sketch! Don't forget that the Spring Collection is going on right now! We are having so much fun! If you aren't a subscriber, why not sign up now? You won't be sorry! Find more information about the Spring Collection at Create with Connie and Mary! I hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!





Card Recipe: Stamps- Cheerful Critters; Paper- Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Stacked with Love designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo Black Momento ink, Blendabilities: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral; Accessories- Crisp Cantaloupe thick baker's twine, Finishing Touches edgelits, dimensionals