Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elephant Zoo Baby Card

I'm sharing a baby card using the cute Zoo Baby stamp set. I added watercolor splatters using the splatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.
I inked the elephant stamp up really good with Pacific Point ink. I used a stamping tip that someone passed onto me. They recommended stamping over a mouse pad or some other foamy pad when using the photopolymer stamps to get better ink coverage. It definitely helps to get that good solid ink image.

CS: Whisper White, All Abloom DSP, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Memento black
SS: Gorgeous Grunge, Zoo Baby, Sweet Essentials
Big Shot: Stitched rectangle framelit (Lawn Fawn)

Have a blessed day!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lego Block Birthday

Today I'm sharing a boy's Lego-themed birthday card. What a fun card to make with all the bright colors and circles, and who doesn't love Lego's?

 I sponged the edges of all the circles with the same color as the cardstock to help them stand out.

CS: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Stazon black
Punches: 1-1/4" Circle
SS: A Fitting Occasion

I appreciate you visiting!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Welcome Baby Hybrid

I used a stamp image from MDS for the focal point of my cut-out baby chick and for the sentiment. The background is lightly sponged with Crisp Cantaloupe and Daffodil Delight. A quick and cute card. Love how solid the digital images turn out!

Thanks for popping in!
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
SS: Digital stamps

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mixing Old With New

I've had these cute watercolor base cards for several years but just haven't ever used them...until now. I needed some quick and cute cards and voila, these bases came to rescue! I love the watercolor look and how great that they were already painted for me. I used the Garden Party stamp set and masking.

So glad that you stopped by!
Paper: Whisper White, Watercolor card bases
SS: Garden Party, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Memento Black, Daffodil Delight
Big Shot: Ovals framelits

Sunday, July 12, 2015

July Paper Crafters Sampler

Some fun news this month...I've joined the Paper Crafters Sampler's design team for 6 months. 

In each issue you’ll find:

·         Projects using Stampin’ Up! Only products
·         Full step by step instructions on recreating each project.
·         Additional images needed for recreating projects.
·         7 – 8 projects, two projects being 3D and one EXCLUSIVE template each month.
·         Exclusive templates offered in PDF and SVG.
·         Options for discounted full year subscription or monthly subscriptions.
          The Paper Crafters Sampler is released the 10th of each month.

 Summer is in full swing, and the July 2015 issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is celebrating the season with the theme, "It's Summer", which explodes with summer-themed projects.  Included are energetic summer colors, to soft sea-mist blue and greens.  Let's not forget the butterflies that grace the summer sunflowers.  You can spend the day creating your very own butterfly mobile.
So, if you're looking to stay out of the mid-day heat, try creating some of these "thirst-quenching" projects.

The template of the month is a State Highway template, to incorporate your 'vacation travels' this summer.

Here is part of my summer themed project for this issue:

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Little Scallops

Today I'm sharing a simple little birthday card. I'm going to miss Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe. They are two of my favorite color combos.

Thanks for dropping by!
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush
SS: And Many More, Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Memento Black
Big Shot: Decorative Dots EB folder
Punches: Scallop Edge, 2-3/8 Scallop circle, 2" circle, Itty Bitty (retired)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Hello You Birthday

Today I'm sharing one of the cards from my March Hello You Vellum card class, and hopefully this will be the first of a bunch more posts. I have quite a few cards that I've made, taken pictures of, but haven't had time to share on my blog. I'm looking forward to getting some of them up and posted to share with you.
This card was inspired by several cards that I've seen using the Hello You framelit with the masking and sponging, but I decided to cut the "Happy" framelit out of black CS so that it would stand out. These little word framelits make such cute cards.

So glad that you stopped by!
CS: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP
INK: Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Black Memento
SS: Crazy About You
Big Shot: Hello You framelit, Stars framelit, Large stitched rectangle (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Stacked with Love washi tape, sponge, rhinestone jewels
*All supplies used are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Upcoming Watercolor Card Class

Great news...I've got a new card class scheduled for April 28, 2015 at Snedigar Recreation Center, 10-Noon and 7-9 PM, called Creative Watercolor Cards (pretty original, huh?) I scheduled this class back in the Fall and had to name the class before I'd made the cards, or even imagined the cards. But I did get creative and I have 3 watercolor cards to share with you. We'll be using different techniques to achieve the watercolor look using washi tape, stencils and the ink-swipe technique. I hope that you can join me! Registration information is below. (I may offer the class in May, but not sure yet.) 

WHERE: Snedigar Recreation Center, 4500 S. Basha Rd., Chandler
To register for Creative Watercolor Cards classes, call the Rec Center: (480) 782 2640
FEE: $15
WHEN: Tuesday 4/28/2015 
TIMES: 10– Noon AND 7-9 PM 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Revisiting So Very Grateful

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a sweet stamping friend. She has been stamping with me since my very early years and has generously shared her supplies with me and has given me so many great tips...Happy Belated Birthday, Diane! (Your card is in the mail!)
I totally CASE'd this card from a beauiful creation by Lydia Evans. I changed out the stamp set using So Very Grateful, stamping in black and watercoloring the flowers and leaves with Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Hello Honey and Strawberry Slush. The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.
Thank you for visiting today! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

March Class Dates

Hello All!I hope you've all had a wonderful start to the New Year. We've been busy moving for the last several months, so life has been very full. As a result I haven't had much time to spend on updating my blog. I have been able to squeeze in a little card making when I can, but no time to post them here on my blog. I have plans to share them in the future, so stay tuned :-)

In the meantime, I have been able to offer a few classes this year, which I've enjoyed so much. This month I'm offering ONE class on TWO dates and at TWO locations (class picture above). My friend, Amy, is hosting my evening class at her house on March 11 and I will be holding my day classes at my house on March 24. If you'd like to join in the stamping fun, we'd love to have you join us.

This month's Hello You Vellum class features the new stamp set Crazy About You and the coordinating thinlit dies Hello You...and I threw in some vellum and a cute embossing folder for fun. It should be a fun class!

1st Date and Location 
Where: Amy Hook’s House (Please RSVP to Amy Hooks -
Fee: $15  
When: Wednesday, 3/11/2015 
Time: 7—9 pm 

2nd Date and Location

Where: Heidi's (Please RSVP to Heidi -
Fee: $15
When: Tuesday, 3/24/2015
Time10 AM-Noon
             1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January and February Upcoming Classes

Happy New Year!
Great news...I've got two card classes scheduled for January and February and I would love for you to come and stamp with me.

In January I am offering a Watercolor Card Class where we'll be focusing on various watercolor techniques to use in your cardmaking and you don't have to be an artist! All three techniques are very simple and produce impressive results.

WHERE: Heidi's (Please RSVP -
FEE: $15
WHEN: Tuesday, 1/20/2015
TIMES: 3 time slots to choose from
              10 AM-Noon
              1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
              7 - 9 PM
** If scheduled classes fill up, I will try and offer a second date.

In February I'm offering a Heart to Heart Card Class. Come and create fun and beautiful handmade Valentine cards for the special people in your life using embossing, framelits, sponging and stamping.

WHERE: Snedigar Recreation Center, 4500 S. Basha Rd., Chandler, Classroom-Kitchen 510
To register for Heart to Heart card classes, call the Rec Center: (480) 782 2640
FEE: $15
WHEN: Tuesday 2/3/2015 
TIMES: 10– Noon AND 7-9 PM