Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hello, Baby Boy


Here's another baby boy card using the Epic Day DSP and the Bitty Banners framelits which I used to create the little DSP banners.

 I used the Sweet Essentials stamp set for the "hello, baby" sentiment. I like the size of the sentiments in this stamp set. They're a little larger which means they fill up a bit more card space. You can add an embellishment and the sentiment balances out the space left on the card.

So glad that you stopped by :-)

CS: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Epic Day DSP (130814)
INK: Early Espresso
SS: Sweet Essentials (126457)
BIG SHOT: Honeycomb EB folder (129378), Bitty Banners (129267), Delicate Designs, EB folder (127023), Circles framelits (130911)
ACCESSORIES: rhinestones

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Six-Sided Baby Card


Today I'm sharing a baby boy card using the Hexagon punch and Honeycomb embossing folder.
It's not your traditional baby card, but I've been wanting to use my Epic Day DSP for awhile so pulled it out for this card along with the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set. I dragged my Soft Suede inkpad over the raised embossed Crumb Cake front panel and sponged Soft Suede and Calypso Coral around the edges of it. I used the Hexagon punch for the DSP hexagons and glued them onto pieces of Crumb Cake CS which were larger than the DSP. I then carefully cut the Crumb Cake CS around the DSP hexagons leaving about an 1/8" CS allowance.

Thanks for stopping by!

CS: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Epic Day DSP (130814)
INK: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
SS: Itty Bitty Banners (126257)
BIG SHOT: Honeycomb EB folder (129378), Bitty Banners (129267)
PUNCHES: Hexagon (130919)
ACCESSORIES: Sponge Daubers (102892), Sequins

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Pink Kitty Get Well Card


This is a card I made for a little girl from our church who had surgery and am happy to say that she's doing very well. I case'd the card design and punch art cat from Debbie Henderson, changing out the colors to pinks and brown. You can visit her blog to get all the how-to's.

I hope that you're having a great day!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Clearance Rack Blitz



It's that time once again... Everyone loves a good deal; and what better deal could there be than Stampin' Up! products at up to 80% off? Check out this amazing opportunity and place your order before it is too late; the products are only available while supplies last. This sale begins December 10.
 CLICK HERE to view the items on sale!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Give Thanks



That was the theme of ourThanksgiving this year...Give Thanks! This has been a year of answered prayers and all I can do is "Give Thanks" to God who has heard our prayers and has graciously answered us. So what better way to celebrate our Thanksgiving this year than with the MDS Feast of Thanks ensemble?
Thanksgiving Menu Board placed in a frame

Napkin Rings
It comes with a bunch of fun elements that you can put together to create banners, leaves, name cards, napkin rings, coloring page placemats, menu boards, invitations, cute "I am thankful this year for..." cards to share at your Thanksgiving meal.
Placemat coloring page. All the kids colored placemats.
Placemat, napkin ring, thankful cards, name card 
Lots of different colored shaped leaves grouped together
I used the ideas MDS offered and just printed them up, cut them out and put them together. I'm all into simple and easy this year.

I loved having the banner "Give Thanks" up all was a great reminder to remember all that I have to give thanks for this year. Don't you love the Fall fabric wreath? My friend, Karin, made that for me which coordinated perfectly with the colors in the Feast of Thanks download.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How about a Freebie?


I'm still here...just been very busy. I have a bunch of cute pictures and projects to share with you, but first I have to edit the pics, write the blog post, (blah, blah, blah). Upcoming blog posts and pictures are on my "to do" list, so they'll be posted in the near future. Until then, I thought I'd share this cute and free MDS bow and tag set that was posted on My Digital Studio's page. It's a project that was created with MDS and saved as a PDF, so all you have to do is click on the PDF link and print it out, even if you don't have MDS. If you need some instructions on how to create the bow, check out MY HOW-TO post. Hope you have fun!

CLICK HERE for project page.

Also, as a head's up...the Clearance Rack promotion begins December 10. Check out the Promo Page for this Week's Deals and the Whole Lot of Love Valentine promotion going on right now.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

24-Hour Sale



These items will be 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)  - Reg. $26.95/ Sale $18.87
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)  - Reg. $24.95/ Sale $17.47
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) 
 - Reg. $14.95/ Sale $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) 
 - Reg. $14.95/ Sale $10.47
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) 
 - Reg. $4.95/ Sale $3.47
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) 
 - Reg. $3.95/ Sale $2.77

Remember you only have one more day to take advantage of the holiday sale. Don't miss out!
         You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale


It's time for online holiday shopping from November 20 - December 2, 2013! So during these 13 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products! This is the perfect time for you to stock up on some of your favorite items.

Don't miss out on the 24-hour-only doorbusters happening on the first day of the sale-30 percent off the Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, and Many Marvelous Markers! The 24-hour sales period on these three products ends at 11:50 PM (MT), November 20.

For those of you who stamp with me locally and want to place an order and save on shipping, I will be placing a workshop order Friday, November 22. I'll need your orders by Thursday evening, November 21. You can email or phone me your orders.

You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this flyer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Vellum Secret Garden



Trying out another color combination (Basic Gray, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding) using the Secret Garden and Sweet Essentials stamp sets.
I stamped the flowers in Basic Black on vellum, cutting them out using the Secret Garden framelits. I colored the backs of the flowers using Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral and then cut coordinating Whisper White flowers behind the vellum, trimming them shorter than the vellum. I added white accents around edges of the flowers, leaves and Crisp Cantaloupe Fancy Fan embossed panel.

I'm glad that you stopped by!
CS: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, vellum
INK: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, White chalk marker (132133)
SS: Sweet Essesntials (126457), Secret Garden (129144)
BIG SHOT: Secret Garden (129372), Fancy Fan EB folder (127751)
ACCESSORIES: Large Jewels-rhinestones (129324)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Be Inspired Cards

My granddaughter has become quite an accomplished card maker, so I thought I'd share a few of her cards on my blog today to inspired you. Her first card is a case from Darlene Devries. Kayla used her design, but changed out the colors to her liking. She used the Mosaic Madness and Thank You Kindly stamp sets. I love it!
Her next card is one that she had fun making herself. I love her polka dot paper, buttons, colors and design.
I love her, she's a sweetheart!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

October Thank You Tags

I love making tags, I don't know if it's their size, shape, or what it is, but I always have lots of ideas for making tags. This month's tags use the Floral Fusion sizzlits, which I've had forever, but haven't used very much...why? They're super cute and just the right size for tags!
I must remember these cute flowers for future projects!
 ...and yes, thanks much for stopping by :-)
CS: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Strawberry Slush
INK: Early Espresso
SS:Six-Sided Sampler (130956)
PUNCHES:1/2" circle (119869), Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309)
BIG SHOT: Floral Fusion sizzlit (115969), Secret Garden (129372), Apothecary Accents (127003), retired embossing folder
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Masked Gorgeous Grunge Thank You

This is my first time using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. It's got a completely different feel to it than the flower stamp sets I love using, but I really liked creating with this set. It got me thinking outside my box a little bit. I coupled it with the Six-Sided Sampler...they just seem to go together.
I masked a rectangle and sponged Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding inside the masked rectangle. I'd seen this color combination while we were travelling a few weeks ago and wrote down the colors so that I wouldn't forget them, very pretty together, especially with the Midnight Muse.
I love all the backgrounds this stamp set has, especially the splatter marks. Should make for some fun looking cards in the future.
CS: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Baked Brown Sugar
INK: Midnight Muse, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
SS:Gorgeous Grunge (130517), Six-Sided Sampler (130956)
PUNCHES: Extra-Large Oval (119859), Hexagon (130919)
BIG SHOT: Designer Frames (123130)
ACCESSORIES: Twine, Jewels-rhinestones (119246), Simply Scored (122334)

Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Pinterest Inspired Thank You

On Pinterest I have a color combination board which I used to create today's Thank You card. I love the soft hues of blues and pinks together, very pretty!
nature hues
One thing that is really hard for me to do is to stick with just one stamp set when I make cards. I try, but it's usually hit-and-miss and today's card was a miss, as far as one stamp set goes. In fact this card uses three stamp sets: Thank You Kindly, Flowering Flourishes, and Mixed Bunch. (When I post my card on Splitcoaststampers, which stamp set should I place it in? I'm thinking Flowering Flourishes.)
I love the Flowering Flourishes for backgrounds and thought it would make a great start for a soft and pretty card. The Fancy Fan and Delicate Designs embossing folders added a nice texture to the card.
CS: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush
INK: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush
SS:Flowering Flourishes (126367), Mixed Bunch (125537), Thank You Kindly
PUNCHES:Boho Blossoms (119858),  Punch Pack (118309)
BIG SHOT: Labels Collection framelits (125598), Ovals framelits (129381), Large Scallop edgelit (127019), Delicate Designs EB folder (127023), Fancy Fan eb folder (127751)
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mosaic Christmas Ornaments

Today's card uses the Mosaic punch to create a couple of ornaments for the card's embellishments. I originally made the card only red and white, but my husband said it needed some greenery, so I added Old Olives leaves from the Secret Garden framelit set. I think he was right, I like it a lot better with a touch of green.
I'd seen the cute cut-out bottom for the Modern Mosaic embossing folder on a card by Kerry Bunting and loved the look, so incorporated that idea into this card. I had a strip of the striped Season of Style DSP which fit perfectly in giving the card a festive look.

CS: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Season of Style DSP (132340)
INK: Early Espresso
SS: Sweet Essentials (126457)
PUNCHES:Mosaic (131267)
BIG SHOT: Secret Garden framelit (129372), Modern Mosaic EB folder (129984)
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29 Deals of the Week

Stampin' Up! reached a milestone--250 posts on their blog--and they want to celebrate with you! Here is this week's (Oct. 29) specials.

Secret Garden Framelits Dies
Item #129372 

Discounted Price: $18.71 
Stampin' Pierce Mat Item # 126199
Discounted Price: $3.71 
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch Item # 129404
Discounted Price: $9.71 
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Item #129381

Discounted Price: $20.21
Paper Snips Item # 103579
Discounted Price: $7.46 
Baker's Twine Island Indigo Item # 125575
Discounted Price: $2.21 
Blossom Petals XL Punch Item # 121808
Discounted Price: $5.09
Keep This Memory Photobook Template
Item # 129879

Discounted Price: $9.98

CLICK HERE to shop
   Weekly Deals

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mosaic Madness Poinsetta

I'm sharing another Mosaic Madness Christmas card. I've seen several cards around using the Mosaic Madness stamp set and Mosaic punch to create a poinsetta and leaves, so had to try my hand at it. My poinsetta is a Strawberry Slush, since this is one of my favorite reds these days.

I used the Square Lattice embossing folder for a background. I dragged my Strawberry Slush inkpad over the raised embossing to create the white and red texture.

CS: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, So Saffron, Old Olive
INK:Early Espresso, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
SS:Mosaic Madness (130249), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
BIG SHOT: Square Lattice embossing folder (119976)
PUNCHES:Mosaic (131267), Boho Blossom (119858)Punch Pack (118309), 
ACCESSORIES: Jewels-rhinestones (119246)