Stampin’ Up! Wish Big


Late post tonight, but I wanted to share a card. I loved the sketch challenge at Clean&Simple. I used a base of Crumb Cake and then added another layer of Crumb Cake popped up on dimensionals. I tucked a bit Coastal Cabana ribbon behind and added a strip of Basic Gray. I pulled out the flower stamp from the set Madison Avenue and stamped it in Crumb Cake, lining it up with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I pulled out the Wish Big sentiment from the Word Play and stamped it in Basic Gray. I added a couple punched flower in Coastal Cabana. Thanks for stopping by!

Wish Big


Stampin’ Up! Imagine the Possibilities


I came across a great sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch and wanted to play along. I bet you are sure tired of seeing these same colors on the blog, but I am really loving the combination lately. I pulled out the new In Color Baked Brown Sugar and created a base and a second layer. I stamped the second layer with the set Dictionary to add a bit of something to it. Next I used a scrap of the retired DSP to create a banner. Next I stamped the sentiment in Coastal Cabana and cut it out with the Apocethary Accents Framelits. I think this is one of my favorite sentiments that I hardly ever use.  It comes from the retired set Word Play. Thanks for stopping by!




Stampin’ Up! Get Well Soon Card


SU Only has a great challenge this week to create a get well soon card. Sometimes you never know when you will need one so it is great to have one on hand. I wanted to keep this card bright, cheerful and colorful so I started out with a base of Daffodil Delight and coordinating retired DSP. I added a couple flags in Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana with a Melon Mambo button. I pulled the get well sentiment out from the retired set Word Play and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Get Well

Stampin’ Up! Sympathy Card


Well what I thought was going to be a sunny Saturday to spend outside, has turned into a rainy and stormy day =(. But to look on the bright side, there is no better time to be inside and stamp. I created this card for the challenge at Pals Paper Arts. I decided to go with a sympathy card and I used the stamp from the retired set Word Play. I layered some retired DSP on a base of Pool Party. I love the look of ruffled seam binding. It is really easy to do, just take a pair of tweezers and pull on a middle thread and push the ribbon down, bunching it together. I added a vanilla button tied with some twine. I also decided to make the focus of the card the sentiment so this is perfect for the challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Saturday night!

Stampin' Up! Sympathy


Stampin’ Up! Father’s Day Card


I hope you are having a great weekend. Today I created a card for Father’s Day. I started out with a base of Crumb Cake and stamped the splatters in Crumb Cake and added a strip of Basic Gray DSP. Next I used the Take Note sticker (from May Paper Pumpkin kit). I really do love the Paper Pumpkin kits because you can use the elements so many different ways. Next I stamped the You Mean The World To Me in Basic Gray and flagged the edges. I added a Pool Party button tied with some twine. The theme this week is Father’s Day over at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge.

Stampin' Up Fathers Day

Stampin’ Up! Word Play


Today I created a card for the challenge at SU Only to use your favorite retiring stamp set. I chose the set Word Play because I love all the fun sayings in it. I am currently out of Crumb Cake cardstock (so sad) so I turned to my next favorite neutral, Sahara Sand. I layered that with some awesome Summer Starfruit DSP from the May Paper Pumpkin kit (seen HERE). One of the things that I love about the Paper Pumpkin kits are that you can use the elements in so many different ways. Next, I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray and cut it out with an oval framelit. I stamped the image once more in Pool Party and cut out the arrow and layered it on top of the first image with dimensionals. Finally, I added a Tangerine Tango button (from Sale-A-Bration) tied with some Pool Party Baker’s Twine. I am also submitting this card for the Inkspirational challenge since it is “Anything Goes!”

Stampin' Up! Word Play

Anything Goes

Remember, the new catalog goes live May 31st so these are the last couple days to get your hands on retiring merchandise like the stamp set I used here!

Stampin’ Up! Twine Lollie


2 cards today!! The first one is for the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches. I started with a base of Soft Suede and added layers of Very Vanilla and Pool Party. Next, I created a twine lollie. I first punched out a large circle and then put adhesive all over it. I then wound the twine around the circle. I added a couple banners from some retired DSP and then also created a banner for the sentiment. The sentiment comes from the set Sweet Essentials and was stamped in the soon to be retired color More Mustard.

Stampin' Up! Twine Lollie

FMS Final 85-001

Ok, one more card and I have to say, I am not in love with this card. But ok, whatever =) I created this card for the sketch at CAS on Sunday. I started with a base of Smoky Slate and added a panel of Melon Mambo that was embossed with the Chevron embossing folder. I added a flag of the Silver Glimmer Paper. I stamped the “So Worth The Wait” in Basic Gray and added a bit of White Baker’s Twine. Thanks for stopping by!

Smoky Slake & Silver

CAS on Sunday sketch


Stampin’ Up! Thanks A Million


Tonight I created a card using the Sale-A-Bration DSP Sycamore Street. I designed this card around the Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch this week and started out with a base of Sahara Sand.  I added a layer of DSP and then a layer of Pool Party with a strip of Island Indigo. Using the oval framelits, I cut out an oval and stamped the Thanks A Million from the set Word Play in Island Indigo. Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up! Thanks A Million


Stampin’ Up! Sycamore Street DSP


Sorry for absence the past couple days, I have been creating using My Digital Studio lately and just got really into that. But, I did manage to create a get well card based on the picture inspiration over at Stampin’ Royalty. My nephew recently had knee surgery so hopefully this card will make him feel a bit better. I started out with a base of Sahara Sand and embossed a piece of Pool Party with the Square Lattice embossing folder. I thought the Sycamore Street DSP went well with the challenge picture. The sentiment comes from Word Play and I used the framlit from the Apocathary Accents. Tip: I shortened the punched shape by using running the framelit through the Big Shot once and then repositioning it to create a smaller cut out. Thanks for looking!