Thursday, February 28, 2013

Vintage Verse Butterfly

The card I have for you today uses some Print Poetry dsp behind a tag from the Two Tags die.  I used the 1 1/4" and 7/8" scallop circle punches on the tag so the dsp would show through.
The elegant butterfly was also punched from from the same dsp stack.

The background is the Distressed Dots stamp with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock. 
Vintage Verses, Distressed Dots
Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake ink
Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler card stock
Natural 7/16" trim ribbon
7/8" and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches
elegant butterfly punch
Two Tags die
basic pearls
Print Poetry dsp stack

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Grateful Heart and New Online Classes

Our new online stamping class is now available!
This class shares innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques.
Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs, and supply lists for 30+ projects.
Check it out and talk about it. At $14.95 (item 133385) it's a great value for anyone.  You can order it by going here.
Stampin' Up! the Basics
PC InstructionsThe files will be downloaded as archive files that you can then extract and save on your computer. When you click on the download link, an extraction program will automatically launch. Choose the location where you would like to save the files (be sure to note where you save them). Follow the prompts on the extraction program, then navigate to the location where you saved the files. Click on the file and open.
Mac Instructions
When you click on the download link, the file will be mounted as a drive. Once it is mounted, open the drive and drag and drop the files to the location of your choice on your hard drive. The files can then be opened.
And now on to today's project!
If you have not tried the Delicate Details Lace Tape, you don't know what you are missing :)  It is super easy to use and quick to add a little something to a project.
On this card, I sponged some Primrose Petals on the edge of my Whisper White and then added the lace tape over the top, but you can also use it as a mask by placing it on your card stock, adding color and then removing it. 
The base for my sentiment is actually some packaging that comes with the Artisan Embellishment kit and I thought it would be fun to add it to this card.
Pursuit of Happiness
Whisper White card stock
Primrose Petals ink
Whisper White card stock
1/8" Certainly Celery taffeta ribbon
Delicate Details Lace tape
basic rhinestones

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Peaceful Memories

I have been in need of lots of sympathy cards lately so in the next little while I plan to show you a few new ones that I have made to restock my card stash.
For this one, I used some Tea for Two dsp as my background and stamped my sentiment right on it since it is light enough to show the ink.
Blessings From Heaven, Serene Silhouettes
Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
Tea for Two dsp
Crumb Cake ink
Victoria crochet trim
Vintage trinkets

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh Happy Day!

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is to Celebrate St Patrick's Day...well, I don't have any stamps for that occasion so this is what I came up with.
The paper doily is dyed with some Crumb Cake reinker and my four leaf clover is made from the heart punch.

Bloomin' Marvelous
Tea for Two dsp
Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade card stock
Lucky Limeade ink
Duo builder ticket punch
Heart punch
Perfect Polka dots folder

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nature's Pace

I am using this card as one of my stamp a stack projects this month.  It is fairly quick to put together and uses the Hello Doily and Nature's Pace stamp sets.
I added an In color dahlia and some stitched satin Raspberry Ripple ribbon to complete the card.
Hello Doily, Nature's Pace
Whisper White, Night of Navy card stock
Pink Pirouette, Night of Navy classic ink
in color dahlia
Raspberry Ripple stitched satin ribbon

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Needlepoint Border

I have a little trouble using the Parker's Patterns dsp, but I think it looks nice on this card.  The Baja Breeze background layer has some embossing on the side using the Needlepoint border folder - I just love these!
Serene Silhouettes, Love and Sympathy
Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze ink
Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla card stock
Parker's Patterns dsp
Naturals 7/16" ribbon
vintage trinkets
labels collection framelits
Needlepoint border folder

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thanks so Much

Another card using the Oh Hello stamp set today and I have paired it with the Distressed Dots stamp for my background. 
Oh Hello, Distressed Dots
Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake card stock
Raspberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi and Midnight Muse classic ink
paper doily
Crumb Cake tulle ribbon
apothecary accents framelits
ovals collection framelits

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Once again, I really love Mary Jo's sketch for this week so I had to play along. 
I chose Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Baja Breeze for my colors and used the Elements of Style stamp set.

Instead of ribbon, I used a strip of Beau Chateau designer fabric and tied a knot around the crumb cake and top note layer.
Elements of Style
Soft Suede classic ink
Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Soft Suede and Early Espresso card stock
Beau Chateau fabric
Basic pearls
Top Note
Chevron Folder
Modern Label punch
Curly label punch
 1 1/4" circle punch
Labels collection framelits

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here for You Mini Album

Well, my final project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Grow Creative Love has been posted and here it is! 
The projects are available for quite a while after the session is over so you can join at any time by going to .

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Simple Birthday

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week is Happy Birthday projects and the card I have to show you today is a pretty simple one.
I layered some Sunshine and Sprinkles dsp on some Midnight Muse card stock and added some two tone Basic Gray/Basic Black ribbon.

I used the Oh Hello and Sassy Salutations stamp sets along with the Ovals framelits for the sentiment.  The final touch was a designer button with some linen thread through it.
Make sure you come and join us!  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thinking of Poppies

Another card from the leftover stash!  I had used all of the elements on this card except the sentiment and ribbon for other cards and had some pieces leftover.
Pleasant Poppies, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock
Night of Navy and Primrose Petals classic ink
Cloudy day folder
Lacy brocade folder
Apothecary accents framelits
Artisan embellishment kit

Sunday, February 17, 2013

February Stamp Camp

We had another fun Stamp Camp not too long ago and I wanted to share the projects we created.
This little treat holder was CASEd from one Dawn created that I thought was so cute!

This card was also CASEd with a little change, the original was created by Bronwyn Eastley.

Lisa created this one and it uses a stamp set I never looked twice at in the spring catalog, but like what she came up with!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sharing Some More Love

Well, I didn't get these posted before Valentine's Day but thought I would still share them with you.  A few of them could be used for weddings, etc. as well.
The stamp set I used on these is called You are Loved.

A variety of framelits, embossing folders and embellishments were used as well as the Artisan Embellishment kit.

The saying on the card above is actually printed on the dsp (More Amore).

Hope you enjoy them! 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Love always

I was playing with the Affection Collection stamp set again and came up with these two similar cards. 
The ribbons are from the Artisan Embellishment kit and I chose Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Primrose Petals for my colors.

Each ones also has a strip of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Needlepoint Border folder.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


I found time to play along with Mary Jo's sketch challenge again, hopefully I can make it a consistent thing again!
I used the Heart a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes and Affection Collection stamp sets and some More Amore specialty paper.

The scalloped circle is die cut from the Perfect Pennants die and the strip of dsp along the bottom is cut from the Petal Cone die.  The circle is from the 1 3/4" circle punch.
I made mine into an anniversary card since I need one today - 15 years for my husband and I!  Originally I was planning to use Primrose Petals as my card base color, but thought Basic Gray might be a little bit more masculine :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Oh Hello!

The third of my projects for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Grow Creative Love 2013 is a card set made with the Oh Hello stamp set.  I am really loving this set and the matching Tea for Two designer series paper!
There are so many great project and more to come including a project from the creator of the Pop n Cuts!  Come and join us at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Remember When

The Late Night Stampers challenge this week involves the Sale-a-bration goodies!  I have two cards to share with you using the same stamp set - Feeling Sentimental, although remember I said I wasn't committed to it so I was using it digitally?  These images are still digital ones, but I have since purchased the set :)
I embossed the sentiment from Word Play with Gold embossing powder and added some Sprinkles and Sunshine dsp and Naturals designer buttons.  The Early Espresso layer is embossed with the Cloudy Day folder.

These cards are also digital except for the sentiment which comes from Lacy and Lovely.  I used Pool Party and Basic Gray as my colors and the dsp is from the Simply Scrappin' Kit called Afternoon Daydream.

The embossing on the two cards above was done with the Vintage Wallpaper and Honeycomb folders.
Hope you come and play along with us!

Monday, February 11, 2013


I had a few extra stamped images with the Heartfelt stamp from the Layered Labels set that I had used in another project so I put this card together pretty quickly.  I love it when that happens!
Layered Labels
Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla card stock
Not Quite Navy, Lucky Limeade ink
Apothecary accents framelit
Stripes folder
Tea for Two dsp
retired button
linen thread

Sunday, February 10, 2013

For you

This is another card that came from some leftovers, the Mixed Bunch flower, sentiment and 2 1/2" circle embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder were all pieces from other cards that I made too many of at the time.
Mixed Bunch
Layered Lables
Sycamore Street dsp
Pretty in Pink, Wisper White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake card stock
Perfect Plum and Pool Party classic ink
Subtles buttons
Apothecary accents framelits
Vintage Wallpaper folder
Blossom punch
in color brads

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sycamore Street Squares Card Set

A second of my projects for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Grow Creative Love 2013 has been posted so I am able to share a picture with you! 
Fabulous projects are being posted daily - come and join us!


Friday, February 8, 2013


This is Mary Jo's sketch for the week and I used some More Amore specialty paper and the Affection Collection stamp set to make my card.

I added a pinwheel made from the sizzlits die and used it as one of the three elements on the side.

Affection Collection
More Amore dsp
Very Vanilla, Real Red and Primrose Petals card stock
Pool Party, Real Red classic ink
Pinwheel sizzlit
Victoria crochet trim
scallop edge punch

Doilies and Lace

This is my first time using the Delicate Details Lace Tape from the spring mini catalog and I really like it (so you will probably see more of it before long!).
I paired it with a paper doily and some of the 1 1/4" Basic Gray/Basic Black two tone ribbon.

Wacky Wishes
Midnight Muse, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White card stock
Midnight Muse classic ink
Needlepoint Border folder
Delicate Details Lace Tape 
1 1/4" Basic Gray/Basic Black two tone ribbon
Labels collection frametlits
linen thread
Paper doilies
 designer button

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Stamp Club

We had a great group for Stamp Club this week, I always love those nights!  These are the cards we made - the first one I have shown before with a little different twist - it uses the Lacy and Lovely Stamp set.
This one showcases the paper doilies and uses the Affection Collection stamp set.

Finally, the layout using Madison Avenue and Sycamore Street designer series paper.

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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!