Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Flower Trio Punch Tree

I LOVE how this card turned out. It was a lot of work but so worth it knowing how much my sister would appreciate it. She is also a stamper and paper crafter and creates great things when she has a chance. She has 2 young sons, works full-time and is working on completing her degree so she doesn't get many opportunities to stamp. This was the last Christmas card I made this year. Since I knew it would take me time to finish I saved it until after all the presents were bought, wrapped and put under the tree. I think it was worth all my time because it came out exactly like I had pictured it.

Supplies Used: Paper: Very Vanilla, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip and DSP Le Jardin; Other: Flower Trio Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Mat Pack, Cream ribbon, Gold Pearl Ex Powder w/hairspray, liquid pearl ivory and dew drops.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Mass Production - Season of Joy

I know, I know, I don't like to make cards in mass production, but I've run out of time and I have no choice. Besides I changed up the colors and made either 2 or 4 of each. I do like how they turned out and now I'm done. Maybe next year I'll start making Christmas cards before December!

Supplies Used: Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Going Grey, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Glorious Green, DCWV Glitter Pack and various background papers; Ink: Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy; Other: Snowflake Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brads, various ribbons, dimensionals.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Post Again

Another card using the Winter Post stamp set but I also incorporated Lovely as a Tree set and I think the results are great. More work than the previous cards but that is because the image of the skaters has to be masked off to stamp the trees. I really like how this card turned out.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree and Season of Joy; Paper: Naturals White, Bravo Burgundy and Night of Navy; Ink: Palette Noir Black, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black; Other: Large Oval Punch, blender pens, SU watercolor crayons, hodgepodge hardware, stickles and liquid applique.

Winter Post


I think that this was one of my favorite stamp sets this year. I didn't make very many cards with this set because I'm still trying to get all my cards done and I'm going to need to go into mass production mode. I have made a few cards with this set and I really like the old time feel this set gives. These images look great on the kraft card stock.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Winter Post; Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, DSP Ski Slope; Ink: Palette Noir Black and Craft Whisper White; Other: Blender Pen, SU Watercolor Crayons, white embossing powder, ribbon, dew drops, hodgepodge hardware and sponges.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Wonderland

This is another card that was inspired by something I had seen on another blog. If you have a chance you should visit this site. Kelly Lunceford creates some of the most amazing work I've seen. I visit her blog often and it never ceases to amaze me the artistry and creativity she has. I did change the main image, ribbon and a couple of other things but her card was the inspiration.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Winter Wonderland; Paper: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and DSP Ski Slope; Ink: Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip; Other: Felt Flurries, Rhinestone Brads, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, dimensionals and stickles.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I'm trying to get all my Christmas cards made and I'm finding it difficult. I'm not someone that likes to make the same card for everyone but I may end up doing just that this year. This card was faily easy and simple to put together but not something I want to do a mass production of. Hopefully I'll be able to get the rest of my cards completed by the end of the week.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Great Groupings; Paper: Naturals White, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum; Ink: Palette Noir Black and various SU markers; Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Rhinestone Brads, Ribbon and dimensionals.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monochromatic Season of Joy

Monochromatic cards can be some of the most elegant looking and I think that this card captures that feeling. Even though there are various layers and elements it doesn't appear to busy and the eye just travels from one element to the other.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky and DCWV Glitter Pack; Ink: Soft Sky; Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Snowflake Punch, Ribbon, Zig Paint Pen, Silver Brads and Square Rhinestone Brad.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Inspired Season of Joy

I found this card and really loved the look, colors, and layout and had to try and make it. I did change a couple of things but it really didn't need any improvements from the original in my opinion.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Whisper White, Always Artichoke and Sage Shadow; Ink: Always Artichoke and Sage Shadow; Other: Crystal Brads, Rhinestones and Ribbon.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


This is just a sweet card for a friend of mine at work. She has 3 children and I thought this was the perfect card for her. These kids look like they are having a great time playing in the snow. I remember how great it was to get the first snow and go sledding when I was growing up. Now I only wish for snow on Christmas.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Winter Play; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and various background papers; Ink: Palette Noir Black and various SU markers; Other: Circle Cutter, Scallop Punch, Circle Punches, white gel pen, dimensionals and ribbon.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Deer Friends Squared

The inspiration for this card came from here. I didn't do any sewing and I kept the layers to only 3 for each of the images. I used dimensionals to raise each of the images to give the card more depth. The most difficult part for this card was getting each of the squares lined up.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Deer Friends and Glad Tidings; Paper: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, Mellow Moss and Dashing DSP; Ink: Real Red, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip; Other: Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Ribbon, Rhinestones and stickles.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Penguin Gifts

This is another of the penguin stamps that I've collected over the years. The Darcie's stamp images are usually on the larger size and are very easy to color. I've tried to watercolor images but still need more practice so until then I'll just continue to use markers or my blender pens and ink pads. I just haven't quite gotten the technique right when trying to watercolor. Now that I have 2 penguin cards made I've got to decide which one gets mailed to my daughter.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Darcie's Penguin and Holiday Wishes; Paper: Naturals White, Real Red, Whisper White and background paper; Ink: Palette Noir Black and various Prismacolor Markers; Other: Ribbon, stickles and Sakura glitter pen.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Penguin Treats

When my daughter was in Middle School she loved anything with penguins and I've collected a few penguin stamps since then. This is just a sweet card and may be the card I send to her this year. She is now a 22 year old college graduate and living on her own in Long Island. I miss her and the great times we used to have together when she was living at home.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Darcie's Penguin and words images and Holiday Wishes; Paper: Naturals White, Real Red, Glorious Green, Summer Sun and DCWV Paper; Ink: Palette Noir Black, Glorious Green, various markers; Other: Rhinestone brads, Ticket Corner Punch, dimensionals.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Season of Joy


The images used here are basically the same but since the layouts are different each one has its own unique characteristics. When I'm cutting cardstock, I usually make 2 cards the same but I wanted to try and see if I could use the same images, cardstock, background papers, and ribbon but give each card its own style. I think I've acheived that with these cards.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Season of Joy; Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, and Old Olive; Ink: Pacific Point, Riding Hood Red, and Old Olive; Other: Circle Punch, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, dimensionals, dew drops and stickles.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Merry Christ-Moose

This is another image from the set I picked up at Wal-Mart. I have a friend with a great sense of humor and I know she'll love the image of a moose in leg warmers. You just can't help but smile looking at this image.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Clear Stamp Set and Snap-Stamps mini; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Chocolate Chip and background paper; Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip; Other: Circle Punches, Oval Punches, Oval Scallop Punch, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, dew drops and white gel pen.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Simple Christmas Card

Here is another card using a discontinued set from last year. I bought some things from the discontinued list and this is the first time using them. I actually really like how this turned out and it was a quick and easy card to create. If you are into mass producing cards and want something quick and easy this could work.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Block Party; Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Glorious Green and background paper; Ink: Kaleidacolor Fruitcake; Other: Ribbon and dimensionals.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Glad Tidings

I've started making my Christmas cards and this is the first time I've used this set. It was a discontinued set last year and I never got the chance to use it. I think this would be a good card to give to a man since the colors I chose are very masculine.

Supplies Used: Stamps: Glad Tidings and Snow Flurries; Paper: Whisper White and Basic Gray; Ink: Going Gray, Basic Gray, Brilliant Blue and Silver; Other: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, dimensionals and ribbon.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Warm Wishes

I saw this cute stamp set at WalMart and just had to get it. The stamps are clear polymer and there were about 6 stamps in the set and for less than $3.00 I had to have it. I will be using this as a Christmas card but the images aren't necessarily just for the holidays. Since I didn't use the traditional Christmas colors, this card could be used for almost any occasion.
Supplies Used: Stamps: Holiday Clear Stamps; Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and background paper pack; Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue; Other: Oval Punches, Oval Scallop Punch, M/S Ribbon, stickles and buttons.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Simply Sent Card Kits

I had never tried Stampin' Up's Simply Sent card kits and since I never seem to have enough time to stamp I thought I would try one of the kits to see if I would like it. Everything you need to create several cards comes in the kit except adhesive and a paper cutter (you don't need to use any stamps). For adhesive I like to use double sided tape, but you can use glue sticks, SNAIL adhesive, glue pens, etc. The kit comes with instructions to create the cards and you can add your own elements if you want. It was easy to create the cards but to be honest I really enjoy the stamping part of card making. I did like how the cards turned out and for a quick project it was great.

Supplies Used: Simply Sent Card Kit - Rock Star; Stamps: Wow Flowers and Upsy Daisy; Ink: Basic Black and Old Olive; Other: Rhinestone Brad and stickles.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Halloween Treat Boxes

I know that I haven't been very good at keeping up with blog posts but between work and spending lots of time with my grandson it doesn't leave much time for stamping. I really miss it and hope to be doing more stamping over the next couple of months. I created these cute little boxes to give to my nephews for Halloween. Of course they get lots of candy so I try to give them a small little gift and only a little candy. I think these turned out cute but they aren't something that I would make if I had to make a lot of them.

Supplies used: Stamps: Booglie Eyes; Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie; Ink: Basic Black and various markers; Other: Ribbon and wiggle eyes.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thank You Card

I decided to create some Thank You cards for my co-worker that is expecting her second child. She already knows that she is having a boy and I knew that I wanted to use this stamp set to create the cards. I really like this layout and I thought the zebra would be the perfect stamp for the cards. I love doing baby cards and I never have trouble trying to come up with something.

Supplies used: Stamps: Wild About You; Paper: Whisper White,Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue and DCWV background paper; Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Ballet Blue and Pretty in Pink; Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Brilliant Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals and Dew Drops.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Baby Onesie Card

I made this card for a co-worker that is having a baby boy this summer. I have seen many of these cards on Splitcoast and I knew that it was something that I wanted to try and make. They look more complicated to make than they really are. I believe the idea originated with Lauren Meader (she even has a tutorial on her blog). She has many ideas that will inspire your creativity.

Supplies used: Stamps: Mini Mates and Small Sayings; Paper: Whisper White and Bashful Blue; Ink: Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink; Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punch, and Dimensionals.

Friday, February 22, 2008

My Grandson

My grandson (Ryan Michael) was born on February 13th, he weighed 6 lbs 13 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. He seems so small and is very precious. Look at all that hair! I'm not sure how much blogging I'll be able to do over the next few months since I want to enjoy as much time as I can with my grandson.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentine Treat Boxes

These are some simple Valentine treat boxes I created for my co-workers. They can hold 2 or 3 of the small square chocolates. Of course I only gave away the milk chocolate since the dark chocolate is my favorite ;).

Supplies used: Stamps: Taggers Dozen and Dot to Dot Wheel; Paper: Whisper White, Close to Cocoa and Bravo Burgundy; Ink: Close to Cocoa and Bravo Burgundy; Other: Stamp edged scissors, Dimensionals and ribbon.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Baby Shower Invitations

This is what I came up with for a baby shower invitation for my daughter-in-law. I needed something simple since I am handling all the arrangements for the shower. We already know that it's a boy so that made it easy as far as color choices.

Supplies used: Stamps: Cuddles & Tickles; Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise; Ink: Chocolate Chip and Tempting Turquoise; Other: Scallop Square Punch, Dimensionals and stickles.