Friday, September 30, 2011

Hybrid card

This card is created using both stamps and My Digital Studio.  I have printed out the middle piece with the large Doily and the friend definition and stamped the images in the background and the sentiment.

Concord Crush is the color I used for the printing, stamped images and the layer, the definition is in Crumb Cake.

The stamp set for this card is the Best of Everything.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Flirtatious Doilies

This set of cards and holder is a recreation of Ilina Crouse's project on UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade.  She used a different designer series paper and stamp set for her awesome project.

The inside with the cards included.

Hopefully I will have some time to recreate some more of the wonderful projects from this round!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This is a set of cards I made that are very quick and simple to put together.  I had some leftover altered paper with the faux mother of pearl  technique and used The Sounding Joy stamp set for my images.

The backgrounds are created with the Petals a Plenty impressions folder.

I added some Deck the Halls fabric and vintage trinkets to finish them.

The Sounding Joy
Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Early Espresso classic ink
Petals A Plenty impressions folder
Deck the Halls fabric
vintage trinkets
champagne mist shimmer paint

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Warmest of Wishes

About a month or more ago, I took some tissue paper and dabbed some Champagne Mist shimmer paint on it, crumpled it up a bunch and then added it to white card stock with glue stick thinking I would use it for some cards.  Well, finally I pulled it out again for this one.

The sentiment is from the Warmest of Wishes hostess set in the Holiday mini catalog. 

Warmest of Wishes
Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White card stock
Champagne Mist shimmer paint
Cherry Cobbler classic ink
Deck the halls designer fabric
Neutrals and Regals buttons
tissue paper

Monday, September 26, 2011

Ordinary Days

We are using a fall theme at Late Night Stampers this week and I just put together some super quick cards with the French Foliage stamp set.

The sentiment is one that I had made with a text only stamp and it says, "In every ordinary day there are a thousand miracles."

French Foliage
Confetti White, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip card stock
Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake classic ink
Deck the halls fabric
vintage trinkets
Very Vanilla seam binding

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Christmas Sweet Pressed Cookie Gift

This is the final project in this series using the Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps for the UStamp with Dawn and Friends event Paper Parade.

Can you tell I love pearls?

Hope you enjoyed these little gift ideas and you can find instructions and lots of more great projects using our Designer papers at the Paper Parade event.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Halloween Sweet Pressed Cookie Gifts

Do you see a pattern with some of my UStamp with Dawn and Friends Paper Parade projects?  This time around we are going with Halloween and the Frightful Sight designer series paper.

Aren't those little ghosts adorable?

Stay tuned for one more coming soon and pop on over to join us! 
Paper Parade 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friendship Sweet Pressed Cookie Gift

The next UStamp with Dawn and Friends event has begun!  Paper Parade is off and running and we have projects using ALL the current designer papers and since I LOVE designer paper I am
very excited about it. 
I will be sharing a few of my projects in the next week or so and the rest will come awhile later.  The first one is using the Domestic Goddess designer series paper.

I had a blast creating these and making the goodies with our new Sweet Pressed cookie stamps. 

Come on over and join us!  You can get started at and I know you will love the Paper Parade!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bundle of Joy

I have another baby card for you today to go along with the challenge theme at

I cut out one of the doilies from the Flirtatious Specialty paper and put it over the top of a 3" circle that I cut using the Big Shot (I also ran it through again with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder).  The wheels are made from the Blossom Bouquet Triple layer punch with the 1 3/8" circle behind it.  I also used the lace ribbon border punch for a little decoration on the opening of the baby carriage. 

Little Angel
Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock
Lucky Limeade classic ink
Designer printed brads
Flirtatious Specialty Paper
Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch
lace ribbon border punch
1 3/8" circle punch
3" circle die
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
Finial Press impressions folder
glue dots
Big Shot
small and large oval punches

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

You're the Best!

I definitely went with bright colors on this card!  The patterned paper is from the Brights dsp stack and I used black embossing powder to emboss the doilie and colored it in with Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red and Pear Pizazz. 

Delicate Doilies
Perfect words
Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry card stock
Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Rose Red and Pear Pizazz classic ink
black embossing powder
heat tool
Brights DSP paper pack
modern label punch
2 1/2" circle punch
3" circle die
Big Shot

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Peekaboo Birthday

The new Peekaboo Frames die is so much fun!  I decided to pair it with the Just Add Cake DSP for a quick and fun birthday card. 

I used a couple retired items as well - the big Daffodil Delight Button and star punch.

Grunge Rock stamp set
Just Add Cake DSP
Peekaboo frames die
Daffodil Delight 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Poppy Parade, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso and Whisper White card stock
Early Espresso classic ink
star punch
big button
Espresso/White baker's twine

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bear Hugs

Our Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Baby projects so made a couple Baby cards to show you.  These will probably be the only samples I have for the challenge this week since we are into potato harvest right now and things are pretty crazy!

The pink card uses Just Add Cake designer series paper along with some Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White and Peach Parfait card stock.  I used some buttons from last year's Sale-a-Bration on both of the cards as well.

For the boy card I used the Brights designer series paper pack along with Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Pacific Point card stock.

Don't you love those little clothespins? 

Also used:
Bear Hugs stamp set
Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder
curly label punch
3/4" circle punch
1" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
2 1/2" circle punch
mini clothespins

Saturday, September 17, 2011

SU Stars Blog Hop

I am so excited to take part in my first SU Stars blog hop!  You can go to the SU Stars Blog at anytime for a list of links to each of the stops on the hop :)  You probably have come from Monica Weaver's blog - doesn't she do wonderful work?

Our theme is Scrapbooking so I did a double layout featuring my boys using the Well Worn Designer Series paper.

My title is made with the Simple Alphabet Die and I have used the Big Shot for the Scallop Square as well that is cut and used on both pages.

My circle punches made the embellishments and then I ran them through the crimper to add some texture.

One of the buttons has White/Espresso bakers twine through it and the other has a small piece of More Mustard paper in it instead of thread.

Well Worn DSP
Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, River Rock, Early Espresso card stock and classic inks
Simple alphabet die
2 1/2" circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
3" circle die

I hope you enjoyed the layout and make sure you check out the other fabulous layouts along the way! Your next stop is Raissa Spatola's blog...

Friday, September 16, 2011


I decided to use the new Peekaboo Die for Mary Jo's sketch challenge this week. 

There is a 3 inch circle in the background made with the Big Shot using Well Worn DSP and the same DSP is used on top.

The image on the top of the peekaboo tag is from the Daring Adventure stamp set and the image under the flap is from the Tagtastic set, both are stamped in Soft Suede classic ink.

I have added an antique brad and a small piece of Deck the Halls fabric  to the flap.

It is a very quick and simple card, I think I would add some stamping or texture to the Soft Suede layer if I made it again though to add a little to the card.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Brights boxed set

Another sample project for the Late Night Stampers challenge of using In Colors this week, although this time I didn't use 2 of them.  I have chosen Lucky Limeade  as my In color choice and matched it with Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.

The cards are very simple and easy and I used the Tagtastic stamp set along with a bunch of different punches.

You can find directions for the box at .  I used her basic directions, but changed the front a little bit.

Brights pattern pack dsp
Tagtastic stamp set
Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight card stock
Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight classic ink
Rich Razzleberry dotted ribbon (retired)
Daffodil Delight 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
sticky strip
flower punch
extra large oval punch
1" circle punch
1 1/4" circle punch
decorative label punch
lace ribbon border punch
scallop circle punch
2 3/8" scallop circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch
bone folder
antique brad

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Flowers Because I Care

Another sample with the Field Flowers stamp set, I love trying different color combinations for these flowers, this time I used Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. 

The ribbon is some retired Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon from my ribbon stash and the sentiment is from the retired Because I care stamp set.  The background has been run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots impressions folder.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simple Sympathy

This card was used for a designer swap for one of our UStamp with Dawn and Friends events.  I have some torn Beau Chateau and First Edition papers layered on a Perfect Plum base. 

I really love the flower image on the stamp set Love and Sympathy and use it quite often, this time with Perfect Plum and Pear Pizazz. 

I added the same flower image on the inside as well.

Love and Sympathy
Beau Chateau DSP
First Edition specialty paper
Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla card stock
Perfect Plum, Pear Pizazz, Marina Mist classic ink and markers
clips assortment

Monday, September 12, 2011

Shimmery flowers

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is to use colors in the "In Colors" family.  On this sample, I mixed Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz and Lucky Limeade with Marina Mist and Crumb Cake. 

The background technique on the paper is my version of the water misting technique and I used Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder on Shimmery white card stock.

The flower is colored with Wisteria Wonder and I just kept adding more to parts of the petals to make it darker.  The leaves are colored with Pear Pizazz and highlighted with Lucky Limeade.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


The challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week uses the following sketch:

I chose the Flirtatious Specialty paper and fabric and matched it with the Flower Fancy stamp set for this sketch.  The sentiment is from the retired Because I Care hostess set.

I colored in the flower and petals with Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder and my card stock colors are Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Mary Jo has a fun sketch challenge again this week and I am glad I had time to play along! 

I used the Day of Gratitude stamp set with the colors - Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, River Rock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Day of Gratitude
Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, River Rock card stock
River Rock, Marina Mist, Soft Suede classic ink
Perfect Polka Dots imrpessions folder
Finial Press impressions folder
retired DSP (Elegant Soiree)
antique brad

Friday, September 9, 2011

September Stamp Club

Our layout this month is made with the Cheerful Treat designer Series paper and
the Flower Fest stamp set. 

I added some accents with the white gel pen on some of the flowers and filled in some of the butterfly images with makers.

One of our cards features the Spice Cake designer series paper in the Holiday Mini catalog and the other the faux mother of pearl technique. 

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