Friday, July 31, 2015

Minty Ferns

Good morning, Friends! It's Friday! This is going to be my mantra once again - lol! I have a meeting at school today. It's a short one so that is ok and then I can come back home. I know I will have time to work in my room next week. It just seems so crazy early to be going back to school! There is a biking camp that Nick wanted to go to next week. Instead, the biking team is going up for the weekend for a special clinic. He is excited about that! Time to get all the clothes washed and ready for school!

Today's card was one that I did for a recent swap I was in. I am in love with the Mint Macaron color and love to try out many different color combinations! This one is pretty simple!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On a slightly smaller piece of Crumb Cake, stamp the Hardwood background stamp using Crumb Cake (I inked the background stamp with Crumb Cake using a sponge and then lightly tapped random areas with my finger tips)
  • Adhere panel to card base
  • Cut the label shape from Very Vanilla using the Lots of Labels framelits and then cut one end off to create the flat edge (the top)
  • Stamp the greeting from Butterfly Basics onto the shape using Momento ink
  • Stamp the fern image using Mint Macaron being sure to stamp several times without re-inking
  • Tie a piece of linen thread around the panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a butterfly from vellum using the Bitty Butterfly punch and adhere to card with a glue dot
  • Add a pearl to butterfly and two smaller pearls to vanilla panel
Love the way this one turned out! The Create with Connie and Mary mini edition is almost over! Did you get to see all the wonderful ideas that were shared? Be sure to visit the site to get more details and to sign up! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Butterfly Basics, Hardwood background stamp; Paper- Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, vellum; Ink- Momento ink, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron; Accessories- Lots of Labels framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, linen thread, pearls, dimensionals

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Cherry Cottage

Good morning everyone! It seems that I need to change the batteries in a certain smoke alarm. Yesterday morning it started but then ended after about an hour or so. I thought maybe it was a bug that had gotten in there. But then this morning it started again so I will be changing the batteries. I have to keep reminding myself that I have teacher training today. It just doesn't seem possible!! Back to work I go!

Today's card was inspired by one I saw in the catalog. I wish I had made the panel just a wee bit skinnier.

  • Card base is Soft Sky
  • Round the top left hand corner of a piece of Whisper White using the Project Life corner rounder
  • Adhere a strip of Cherry on Top washi tape
  • Flag both ends of a strip of Cherry on Top designer paper and adhere to panel
  • Stamp the greeting from Cottage Greetings onto the panel using Momento ink
  • Stamp the flower image using Momento ink and color in with Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush markers
  • Add a silver mini brad to flower center
  • Tie a piece of white baker's twine around the panel
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
Super simple! Are you subscribed to the Create with Connie and Mary Mini Edition? I used the Cottage Greetings stamp set to create a set of four cards that can only be seen in this edition! The edition started Sunday but you are able to view it for a whole year! Be sure to sign up and see what the designers created just for this edition! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Cottage Greetings; Paper- Soft Sky, Whisper White, Cherry on Top designer paper; Ink- Momento ink pad, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush markers; Accessories- Project Life corner rounder, Cherry on Top washi tape, silver mini brad, white baker's twine, dimensionals

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

CCMC 365

Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going super! Mine is going way too fast! I have training tomorrow and then meetings on Friday and Monday school starts! Today I will enjoy a pedicure and then my last hours of freedom - lol!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Create with Connie and Mary! They have a new challenge every Thursday so I am getting this one in just under the wire!

  • Card base is Tip Top Taupe
  • Stamp the flowers image from Birthday Blossoms onto the card base using Tip Top Taupe ink
  • Adhere a thin strip of So Saffron to the card base
  • Flag the end of a strip of Mint Macaron using the Triple Banner punch and adhere to card
  • Cut the label shape from Very Vanilla using the Lots of Labels framelits
  • Stamp the greeting onto the label using Tip Top Taupe ink and adhere to card using dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower and leaf images onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Momento ink
  • Color the images in using Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron inks and an aqua painter filled with alcohol
  • Punch the flower out using the Pansy punch and cut the leaves out by hand
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the flower and then adhere flower to label with dimensionals
  • Thread a piece of linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to flower center
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the designers did with this sketch! Lots of super ideas! And don't forget to sign up for the Mini Edition going on right now! It's not too late to see all the super ideas! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Birthday Blossoms; Paper- Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, So Saffron, Very Vanilla; Ink- Momento ink, Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron; Accessories- Lots of Labels framelits, aqua painter, gold basic metal button, linen thread, dimensionals

Saturday, July 25, 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop: Emboss Resist


Hello everyone! It's time for another Saturday blog hop with the Create with Connie and Mary designers! This week we are featuring the Color Me Irresistible designer paper or the emboss resist technique! I am your stop after the fabulous Debbie Henderson!

I was late to the party and failed to get my Color Me Irresistible designer paper ordered on time. So I went with the emboss resist technique. It was super fun and easy to do! I found a great color combination and went to work:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White adhere a piece Everyday Chic washi tape along the top of the panel
  • On another smaller piece of Whisper White stamp the dots image from the Dotty Angles stamp set at the top of the panel using VersaMark ink
  • Emboss the dots using clear emboss powder
  • Sponge color onto the panel starting with Wisteria Wonder and then Soft Sky inks and a sponge
  • Stamp the greeting from Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set using Momento ink
  • Adhere panel to the washi tape panel
  • Tie a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker's twine around the panel and tie a bow then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Punch a flower from Calypso Coral card stock using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
  • Add a few clear sequins from the metallic sequin assortment
Super simple! I can't wait to get my Color Me Irresistible designer paper and experiment with that! I hope you get a chance to play with this paper and/or technique! But first be sure to hop on over to see what the fabulous Connie Babbert has created! Thanks for stopping by!




Card Recipe: Stamps- Dotty Angles, Happy Birthday, Everyone; Paper- Whisper White, Calypso Coral; Ink- VersaMark, Momento ink, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder; Accessories- Calypso Coral thick baker's twine, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestone, metallic sequins assortment, clear emboss powder, Everyday Chic washi tape, sponge, dimensionals


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Timeless Congrats

Hello everyone! I hope your week is going super! Hang on! The weekend is almost here! Nick will get registered tomorrow. Yikes! Today he would like me to take him shopping for clothes. I guess he could use some - lol! It's been a while and he has grown. I am looking forward to doing some live streaming today! The Stampin' UP! convention is going on right now and I can stream the On Stage event today! They will be showing some product from the upcoming Holiday catalog!! I'm excited for that!

Today's card was inspired by a card I saw in the current catalog. I needed some quick inspiration and that was a perfect place to find some!

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Use the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends of a piece of Timeless Elegance designer paper and adhere it to the card base
  • Punch a circle from another piece of Timeless Elegance designer paper with the 2 1/2" circle punch and adhere it to the card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the small flower image from Timeless Love stamp set onto a piece of Very Vanilla using Momento ink
  • Color in the image with an aqua painter filled with alcohol and Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand inks
  • For the leaves I used a Mint Macaron Marker to make them a little darker
  • Punch the image out using the 2" circle punch and adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Momento ink and angle the ends then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add rhinestones to flower centers and to card base
Pretty simple card! So have you all signed up for the upcoming Create with Connie and Mary mini edition? 



  • Our mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards, and
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
  • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us - Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
  • July Mini session is available on July 26th (and you'll have access for up to a year)
  • Cost is only $8.95 US
  • Sets used for this collection
    • Made with Love
    • Cottage Greetings
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Awesomely Artistic
    • Garden in Bloom

Card Recipe: Stamps- Timeless Love; Paper- Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Timeless Elegance designer paper; Ink- Momento black, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand pads, Mint Macaron marker; Accessories- aqua painter, Triple Banner punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, 2" circle punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Control Freaks Swap Card

Hello everyone! I can't believe how quickly this month has gone by! I start back to school a week from this Friday! Wow!! This week is filled with appointments and registering Nick for his Sophomore year! What?! Summer will be over for us way too soon! He will be out today riding his motorcycle and enjoying as much as he can! Me? Well, I need to get caught up on a ton of things! Laundry being at the top of the list. 

Today's card was made for a recent swap I was in.

  • Card base is Bermuda Bay
  • Cut two strips from the Cherry on Top designer paper and angle the ends then adhere to a piece of Pool Party card stock
  • Cut a tag from Whisper White and use the Ornate Tag Topper punch to make the top of the tag
  • Adhere a strip of Cherry on Top washi tape along the bottom of the tag
  • Stamp the two outside candles from Build a Birthday stamp set using Watermelon Wonder and Crushed Curry inks
  • Thread a piece of Bermuda Bay thick baker's twine through the top of the tag and tie a knot
  • Adhere tag to Pool Party panel using dimensionals
  • Stamp the third candle onto a piece of Whisper White using Pool Party and Crushed Curry inks and cut out then adhere to tag with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Whisper White using Bermuda Bay ink and flag both ends then adhere to middle candle
  • Add two mini brads to the Pool Party panel then adhere to card base
Have you signed up for the Create with Connie and Mary mini edition? I'm so excited to be a part of this great group of designers! Here are some details about what you can expect!



  • Our mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
      • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards, and
      • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
    • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips
    Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us - Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
    • July Mini session is available on July 26th (and you'll have access for up to a year)
    • Cost is only $8.95 US
    • Sets used for this collection
      • Made with Love
      • Cottage Greetings
      • Over the Rainbow
      • Awesomely Artistic
      • Garden in Bloom
    AND FINALLY...here's a little teaser for our July Collection...
    Debbie H 2
    So get on over to the Create with Connie and Mary site and sign up today! I hope to see you there!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Build a Birthday; Paper- Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry on top designer paper; Ink- Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry; Accessories- Bermuda Bay thick baker's twine, Ornate tag topper punch, Cherry on top washi tape, silver mini brads, dimensionals

    Sunday, July 19, 2015

    The Stamp Review Crew: Watercolor Wings

    Hello everyone! It's time for another blog hop from The Stamp Review Crew! I am your stop after the fabulous Shana Gaff! This week we are featuring projects made using the beautiful stamp set, Watercolor Wings!

    I kept my card very simple and here's what I came up with!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • Stamp the splotchy image from the Gorgeous Grunge set onto the card base using Soft Sky ink
    • Create a tag from Whisper White card stock and use the Ornate Tag Topper punch for the top
    • Adhere a piece of Everyday Chic washi tape along the bottom of the tag
    • Stamp the sentiment from the Watercolor Wings stamp set onto the tag using Momento ink
    • Thread a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker's twine through the hole and tie a knot then adhere tag to card
    • Stamp the solid part of the butterfly onto a piece of Whisper White using Pink Pirouette ink, then stamp the outside wing part using Blushing Bride ink and the inside part using Calypso Coral ink
    • Stamp the butterfly body and antenna using Momento ink
    • Cut the butterfly out by hand and adhere to tag
    • Add rhinestones to tag
    Now it's time to send you on to see what the fabulous Nancy Smith has created! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super day!




    Card Recipe: Stamps- Gorgeous Grunge, Watercolor Wings; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Momento ink, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky; Accessories- Calypso Coral thick baker's twine, Ornate tag topper punch, Everyday Chic washi tape, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Saturday, July 18, 2015

    CCMC Saturday Blog Hop: Metallica


    Hello everyone! Welcome to another Saturday blog hop with the Create with Connie and Mary design team! This week we are featuring cards with a metallic theme! I am your stop right after the fabulous Debbie Henderson! She always is an inspiration! 

    Stampin' Up! has so many metallic products available and they are so much fun to use on a card! I love the touch of elegance! This is what I chose to do for this week's theme:

    • Card base is Crumb Cake
    • Run a piece of Basic Black through the Big Shot using the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and adhere to card base using dimensionals
    • Stamp the greeting from Cottage Greetings onto the card base using Momento ink
    • Use the Triple Banner punch to punch both ends of a strip of Gold fancy foil designer velum and adhere to card
    • Use the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch to punch the shape from Whisper White card stock and use the Updated Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce two circles inside the shape then adhere to card with dimensionals
    • Use the Butterfly thinlits to cut a butterfly from gold foil paper and adhere to card with glue dots on the butterfly body and bend the wings slightly
    • Add gold sequins from the Metallic Sequins assortment
    It is really hard to see the Mosaic embossing but it is there and really adds to the elegance! Time to send you on to see what the talented Connie Babbert has to show you all! I know you will love it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!




    Card Recipe: Stamps- Cottage Greetings; Paper- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, gold foil sheet, gold fancy foil designer vellum; Ink- Momento ink; Accessories- Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Butterfly thinlits, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Updated Essentials paper piercing pack, Triple Banner punch, Metallic Sequins assortment, dimensionals


    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Timeless Rose

    Good morning, Friends! I hope you have had a fabulous week! I think it went by way too fast - lol! I was glad to get some rug hooking done yesterday! I made some good progress and feel motivated and excited to keep going!

    Today's card was one I had wanted to try for a while. I had seen people color the roses on this gorgeous paper! It is super easy and makes stunning results!

    • Card base is Very Vanilla
    • Angle two strips of Basic Black card stock and adhere them to the card
    • Cut a piece of the Timeless Elegance designer paper and color the rose with a Pink Pirouette marker
    • Adhere the designer paper to a piece of Very Vanilla and adhere to the card base with dimensionals
    • Stamp the greeting from Timeless Love stamp set using Momento ink
    • Add three pearls at the top
    Super easy card but so elegant! Love the font from the Timeless Love stamp set! Before I leave I want to let you know about a fun even coming up!



    Create with Connie and Mary is starting a new Mini Session soon!  We’ll be featuring a few sets in the new catalog. So what’s the July Mini Session all about?
    • A mini session includes the tutorials for FIVE projects with full step-by-step tutorials:
    • Each mini session includes THREE card sets, each with 4 cards
    • Each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect for your club or stamp camp
    • All FIVE projects are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials) right there at your fingertips

    Our FABULOUS design team members are joining us – Debbie Henderson, Nicole Tugrul, and Deb Currier!  They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!
    • July Mini session is available beginning on July 26th (and available for 1 year)
    • Cost is $8.95
    Sets used for this collection
    • Made with Love
    • Cottage Greetings
    • Over the Rainbow
    • Awesomely Artistic
    • Garden in Bloom
    Check out Create with Connie and Mary for a few teasers and sign up for the July Mini Session today!

    I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous team! And I am excited to show you all my projects! I hope to see you all there! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Timeless Love; Paper- Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Timeless Elegance designer paper; Ink- Momento ink, Pink Pirouette marker; Accessories- pearls dimensionals

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Macaron Wash

    Hello everyone! I hope your week is going super! Mine is! And it is going fast! I can't believe we are already half way through! But I am enjoying each minute!

    Today's card is another super easy one!

    • Card base is Mint Macaron
    • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the Watercolor Wash background stamp using Mint Macaron ink
    • Tie a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker's twine around the panel
    • Adhere a strip of Everyday Chic washi tape just below the twine then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
    • Stamp the greeting from Tin of Cards onto a piece of Whisper White using Momento ink and use the Triple Banner punch to flag the end then use the Project Life corner rounder to round the top left hand corner 
    • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
    • Punch a flower from Calypso Coral using the Petite Petals punch and adhere to card
    • Punch a flower from So Saffron using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to flower center then add a Basic Black candy dot to flower center
    Super simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Watercolor Wash background, Tin of Cards; Paper- Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White; Ink- Mint Macaron, Momento ink; Accessories- Calypso Coral thick baker's twine, Triple banner punch, Petite Petals punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, Everyday Chic washi tape, Project Life corner rounder, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    To a Good Friend

    Hello everyone! I can't believe that we are starting a new week again! We had a great weekend at Keystone watching Nick race! What a fun atmosphere and the weather was awesome! I even hiked a few places to see him come down the mountain. It was hard hiking as it was VERY steep but worth it to get a few great action shots! Sunday I decided that I didn't need to hike - lol! My legs are still feeling it! He finished 15th again which is just excellent! He loves it!

    Today's card was one that I did for the shoebox club that I am in. It is super easy and I thought the colors were refreshing!

    • Card base is Crumb Cake
    • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the big greeting from Happy Birthday, Everyone stamp set using Bermuda Bay ink
    • Adhere a piece of Cherry on Top washi tape along the bottom of the stamped panel then adhere to a piece of Pool Party
    • Tie a piece of Calypso Coral thick baker's twine around the panel and adhere to card base using dimensionals
    • Stamp the second part of the greeting to the card base using Crumb Cake ink
    Super simple! And guess what??? I got a notice that I am this week's featured stamped at Splitcoast Stampers!! I am so excited about that! What an honor! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Happy Birthday, Everyone; Paper- Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White; Ink- Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Calypso Coral thick baker's twine, Cherry on Top washi tape, dimensionals

    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    CCMC Saturday Blog Hop: Alphabet Soup


    Hello everyone! It's time for the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday blog hop with the design team! This week we are featuring cards that use alphabets and/or the greetings thinlits. I am your stop after the fabulous Debbie Henderson! She always has such great ideas!

    I don't currently own any alphabet stamp sets but I do have the Little Letters thinlets and always love a reason to get them out! I found a super simple layout in the current catalog and made it work for me!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • Adhere three strips of Cherry on Top washi tape to the card base
    • Use the 1 1/2" circle punch to punch a circle from Pool Party
    • Use the 1 5/8" scallop circle punch to punch a scallop circle from Bermuda Bay then put it back into the scallop punch and turn it so that the point will punch through the scallops and punch again to get the pointed/starburst look
    • Adhere the circle to the starburst shape
    • Add some silver metallic thread to the back of the shape and adhere the shape to the card with dimensionals
    • Cut the letters "H" and "I" using the Little Letters thinlits from Watermelon Wonder card stock and adhere to the circle with dimensionals
    • Add silver sequins from the metallic sequins assortment to the card
    This is a super simple card! And I think it is very mailable! Time for you to see what the super talented Connie Babbert has to show you! I know you will love it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!



    Card Recipe: Stamps- none; Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder; Ink- none; Accessories- Cherry on Top washi tape, 1 5/8" scallop circle punch, 1 1/2" circle punch, silver metallic thread, Little Letters thinlits, metallic assortment sequins, dimensionals


    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Wonderful Day Clip

    Good morning, Friends! Are you all looking forward to a great weekend? I know I will be having fun! Nick has a bike race this weekend and it is my first one to go and see him race! He is really looking forward to it! This will be his first time on this course and it looks to be a pretty technical one! I still need to get some packing done and I am wondering if I could get a couple of cards made... We'll see.

    Today's card is a super simple one!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • On another smaller piece of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment from Cottage Greetings at the top using Momento ink
    • Adhere a piece of Cherry on Top washi tape
    • Cut the paper clip from Bermuda Bay card stock using the Project Life clips framelits and clip it to a piece of Cherry on Top designer paper then adhere this to the panel
    • Use the Project Life corner rounder to round the top two corners then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
    • Punch a flower from Watermelon Wonder using the itty bitty accents punch pack and adhere to clip
    • Add a rhinestone to flower center
    I think these paper clips framelits will be really fun to use! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Cottage Greetings; Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top designer paper; Ink- Momento ink; Accessories- Project Life paper clips framelits, Project Life corner rounder, itty bitty accents punch pack, Cherry on Top washi tape, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Pink Blossoms

    Good morning, Friends! What a fast week this seems to be! I am so excited that I get my hair cut today! But I have a lot to do before I leave again tomorrow morning. I hope I can get my act together and stay organized. I also need to get packed and then there is shoebox this evening. So I need to get a project together. And the laundry needs to get done... But first coffee!!

    Today's card was an experiment with coloring and a new color combination!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • On a slightly smaller piece of Whisper White, stamp the greeting from Birthday Blossoms using black StazOn ink and color the banner part with a Pink Pirouette marker
    • Stamp the blossoms image around the card using Pink Pirouette ink
    • Tie a piece of Cucumber Crush dotted lace trim around the panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
    • Stamp the flower image and the leaves image onto a piece of Whisper White and color in using Cucumber Crush, Rich Razzleberry and Tip Top Taupe inks and an aqua painter - Note: I used alcohol in my aqua painter instead of water (that was the experimental part)
    • Use the Pansy punch to punch the flower out and cut the leaves out 
    • Adhere leaves to back of flower and adhere flower to card with dimensionals
    • Add rhinestones to card and flower center
    The alcohol in the aqua painter worked great! I think I will be doing that more often! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Birthday Blossoms; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Rich Razzleberry, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette; Accessories- Cucumber Crush dotted lace trim, Pansy Punch, aqua painter, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Watermelon Wonder Flower

    Good morning everyone! I am loving our "summer" weather right now! The temps are below 90 and it's even been a bit rainy! Looks like more of the same for today and possibly tomorrow! Great for riding bikes! I haven't ridden my bike but my son sure has! I've been indoors trying to catch up on stamping stuff and getting a lot of sewing done! I am loving summer!! School starts again is just a few short weeks so we need to get as much out of it as we can! Today I get to have a stitching afternoon with some friends and I am so excited about that!

    Today's card was made for a recent swap I was in so I thought that I would show you all what I did!

    • Card base is Soft Sky
    • Emboss a slightly smaller piece of Soft Sky using the Brick Wall embossing folder and then adhere to card base with dimensionals
    • Stamp the greeting from Tin of Cards stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White using black StazOn ink then round the opposite corners using the Project Life corner rounder and adhere to card
    • Adhere a piece of Watermelon Wonder to card
    • Stamp the flower image from Remarkable You stamp set onto a piece of Whisper White using black StazOn ink then color in using an aqua painter and Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush inks
    • Punch the flower out with the 2 1/2" circle punch
    • Stamp the speckle stamp from Gorgeous Grunge stamp set using Soft Sky ink then sponge the edges of the circle using the same ink
    • Adhere circle to card with dimensionals
    • Add rhinestones to card
    Pretty simple card! And I think it would mail just fine! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Remarkable You, Tin of Cards, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Soft Sky, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush; Accessories- Brick Wall embossing folder, rhinestones, 2 1/2" circle punch, Project Life corner rounder, aqua painter, sponge, dimensionals

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Happy Dotted Hello

    Good morning everyone! The weather has turned cooler and it looks like we could get some rain! That would be nice! And maybe today I can get more done than I did yesterday? We will see. I seemed to have gotten distracted yesterday. I hope to be more focused!

    Today's card was a fun one for me! I think this color combination may be one of my favorites! I also used a new stamp set!

    • Card base is Mint Macaron
    • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the solid dots from Stamp a Bag stamp set using Mint Macaron ink
    • Stamp the circle with lines image using Tangerine Tango and then again using Daffodil Delight
    • Stamp the speckle image from Gorgeous Grunge set using Daffodil Delight
    • Stamp the greeting from Tin of Cards using Momento ink then adhere panel to card
    • Flag the end of a strip of Tip Top Taupe using the Triple Banner punch
    • Punch a heart into the banner using the itty bitty accents punch pack
    • Tie a piece of Mint Macaron dotted lace trim around the banner and adhere to card with dimensionals
    • Add rhinestones to card
    Pretty simple and fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- Stamp a Bag, Tin of Cards, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White; Ink- Momento ink, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron; Accessories- Mint Macaron dotted lace trim, Triple Banner punch, itty bitty accents punch pack, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Heart Camper

    Hello everyone! We made it back home safe and sound last night! The only bummer is that my husband's car had a flat tire. We had to take both our vehicles because we left at different times so my truck was good to go. And for whatever reason, we could not get that spare tire to work so it's still at the airport. Hopefully we will be able to get it out today. Very frustrating! Nick had to spend the night at a friend's house right away so I have a nice peaceful day ahead of me! I plan to get a lot done!

    Today's card uses another of those cute images from the You're Sublime set. In fact, I got the set because I fell in love with this camper image! So cute!!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • Flag the bottom of a piece of Whisper White and stamp the camper image from You're Sublime onto the panel using Momento ink
    • Stamp the camper image again using Momento ink onto a piece of Whisper White and color in with Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey and Real Red markers then cut the image out
    • Adhere the cut out image to the other image using dimensionals
    • Tie a piece of Smoky Slate thick baker's twine around the panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
    • Add rhinestones to card
    Super simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- You're Sublime; Paper- Whisper White; Ink- Momento ink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Real Red markers; Accessories- Smoky Slate thick baker's twine, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Sunday, July 5, 2015

    Mojo 404

    Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Fourth! It wasn't our usual celebration but we have had a fantastic weekend! And the weather has just been perfect! But all good things come to an end and today we have to go back home. We will have a nice breakfast and then my family will take us all back to the airport and we will get home later this evening. Glad to have made some great memories this weekend! 

    Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday!

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • Adhere a piece of Cherry on Top designer paper
    • Run a piece of Cucumber Crush through the Big Shot using the Brick Wall embossing folder
    • Tie a piece of Whisper White cotton ribbon around the embossed panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
    • Stamp the image from You're Sublime onto a piece of Whisper White using Momento ink and color in with Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Cucumber Crush markers then punch out with the 2 1/2" circle punch
    • Adhere stamped circle to card with dimensionals
    • Add two rhinestones to card
    A super sweet, bright, fun card! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- You're Sublime; Paper- Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Cherry on Top designer paper; Ink- Momento ink, Tip Top Taupe, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, and Cucumber Crush markers; Accessories- Brick Wall embossing folder, Whisper White cotton ribbon, 2 1/2" circle punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    CCMC Saturday Blog Hop: Tunnel Card


    Hello everyone! It's time again for a Saturday blog hop with the designers of Create with Connie and Mary! This week we are featuring Tunnel Cards! I am your stop right after the fabulous Debbie Henderson

    It was my turn to come up with the special card to make this week and I chose the Tunnel Card! I had never made one before and it turned out to be really easy and a lot of fun! I just had trouble cutting into the beautiful Timeless Elegance designer paper! But here is what the front looks like...


    And the inside...


    My finished card measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". Instead of writing out all the dimensions and steps I will let you look up the directions. I didn't really have measurements for the scoring and folding. The folds are in half and half again. I used the Timeless Love stamp set. The colors are Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate and Basic Grey. The flowers are colored with Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron markers. I also used the Ovals framelits and the Everyday Chic designer washi tape. Basic Black stitched satin ribbon was used on the front as well as pearls inside and out! I hope you have a chance to try making one, too! But first check out what the fabulous Connie Babbert has created! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


    Card Recipe: Stamps- Timeless Love; Paper- Basic Black, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Timeless Elegance designer paper; Ink- Tuxedo black Momento ink, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz markers; Accessories- Everyday Chic designer washi tape, Ovals framelits, pearls, Basic Black stitched satin ribbon, dimensionals


    Friday, July 3, 2015

    FMS 193

    Hello everyone! Better late than never - right? Lol!! Nick and I got to KC yesterday afternoon and had a great dinner and visit with the family! Then a few of us went back to the airport to pick up Pat. Now we are all here! We slept in a little and then went out for a great breakfast! A little shopping and now we are hanging out till we go to the Royals stadium for a baseball game! So excited!! (Our shopping was to get some Royals shirts.)

    Today's card was inspired by the Freshly Made sketch.

    • Card base is Whisper White
    • On another piece of Whisper White adhere a strip of the Cherry on Top washi tape then tie a piece of white baker's twine around that and tie a bow
    • Adhere the panel to the card base
    • On a strip of Whisper White, stamp the frog image from You're Sublime using black StazOn then color in with an aqua painter and Cucumber Crush and Mossy Meadow inks
    • Adhere a smaller piece of Tip Top Taupe to the left hand side of the strip then adhere strip to card with dimensionals
    • Add two white accents (I can't remember their proper name) to the side
    Super easy! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- You're Sublime; Paper- Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe; Ink- black StazOn, Cucumber Crush, Mossy Meadow; Accessories- white baker's twine, white accents, Cherry on Top washi tape, aqua painter, dimensionals

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    CCMC 361 & 362

    Good morning, Friends! Are you getting ready for a big Fourth celebration? We are all leaving for a big Kansas celebration! Usually we go and have a big firework display at my parents' house. My son LOVES to shoot them off there because they allow the BIG fireworks! Here in Colorado it's a "no-no". But this year is a bit different because we are going to celebrate my parents' 50 anniversary! We are going to spend time as a family doing some fun things in the big city of Kansas City! I am really looking forward to seeing everyone and being together!! And since we will be seeing the Royals play tomorrow, I do hope they help us celebrate with a WIN!! Lol!! It will be a short trip but a very fun one!!

    For today's card I decided to use the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge from last week and this week's color challenge! Another super simple card!

    • Card base is Crumb Cake
    • Stamp the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card base using Crumb Cake ink
    • Cut a strip of Lost Lagoon to make a banner and run both pieces through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder then sponge the edges using Lost Lagoon ink and then adhere to card
    • Stamp the crab image from You're Sublime using black StazOn ink and color in using an aqua painter and Real Red ink then punch out using the 2 1/2" circle punch and adhere to card with dimensionals (I also added some Soft Sky around the image)
    • Thread a piece linen thread through a gold basic metal button and tie a bow then adhere to card
    Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team did with these fabulous colors! Such great ideas and all so different! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- You're Sublime, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White; Ink- black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Lost Lagoon, Real Red; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, 2 1/2" circle punch, gold basic metal button, linen thread, sponge, dimensionals

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Got This Wisteria

    Good morning everyone! I hope your week is going great! The summer seems to be flying away! Wow! Only four more weeks and school starts! I have been enjoying every minute of my summer! Tomorrow we leave for Kansas to see family! I am really looking forward to that!

    Today's card is another simple one! Gotta love that!

    • Card base is Very Vanilla
    • On a piece of Typeset specialty designer paper stamp the background stamp from the You've Got This stamp set using Sahara Sand ink and then sponge the edges using Sahara Sand ink
    • Adhere paper to a piece of Basic Black card stock then adhere to card with dimensionals
    • Stamp the Greeting using black StazOn
    • Stamp the flower onto a piece of Very Vanilla using black StazOn
    • Color the flower in using an aqua painter and Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive inks then cut out
    • Adhere flower to card with dimensionals
    • Punch a flower from Wisteria Wonder card stock using the itty bitty accents punch pack
    • Adhere a pearl to flower center
    Time to get everything ready for tomorrow! Have a super day!

    Card Recipe: Stamps- You've Got This; Paper- Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Typeset specialty designer paper; Ink- black StazOn, Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Sahara Sand; Accessories- aqua painter, itty bitty accents punch pack, pearl, sponge, dimensionals