Friday, May 31, 2013

Secret Garden Feel Goods

Hi Stampers,

For today's card, I followed a beautiful matting technique by Sue W. I absolutely loved the look of her card. I used different colors of flowers to personalize this card for a friend. I love how it turned out.

Please ask any questions you may have. 


Stamping supplies:

Stamps: Feel Goods, Secret Garden
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, and Wild Wasabi
Ink:       Black, Versamark
Access:  SNAIL, Secret Garden Framelits, White embossing powder

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Pleasant Poppy Field

Hello Stampers,

Today is going to be beautiful! 86*  Can't wait! Some rain but hey, not complaining. :)

For today's card, I followed Darlene's tutorial. This was very fun! I happen to own all of the sets she used which was terrific!

So here's my creation. What do you think?

Enjoy and as always, please let me know if I can answer any questions for you. :)

Stamps:   Pleasant Poppies, Fabulous Florets, Secret Garden, Curly Cute
Papers:    Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Inks:        Crumb Cake, Rose Red WCC, Wild Wasabi; Pad, WCC and Marker,
                Versamark, Black
Access:    Black EP, Heat Gun, Pop Dots, SNAIL, Spritz tool, Aqua Painter

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Secret Garden Pop Ups

Hi Stampers,

Wow! I must do better at keeping my blog up. It's been 7 days! Where does time fly?

I fashioned another after Amy. I just love these flowers from Secret Garden and Amy's colors were amazing! Next time I'll have to try them on water color paper. :)  What do you think?

Please ask me any questions that you may have. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Here is another card with white ribbon. I just couldn't get that twine to do what I wanted. :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3 More Blooming With Kindness Cards

Hi Stampers,

I just couldn't wait to make more cards and here they are!!

Let me include the sizes of the cards this time.  The base is regular size A2. The next layer is 4 x 5 ¼”.   The DSP and Whisper White are 2” x 5 1/8”.  The square (almost) is 2 7/8” x 3 Whisper White (with design) This underlayer is 3” x 3 1/8”.

I wanted everything to be 1/16” less on each side besides the layer next to the A2 card. I hope this all makes sense.

Stamping Supplies here are:

Stamps: Blooming With Kindness
Papers:  Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Crumb Cake,  
                Blushing Bride, and Whisper White
Inks:      Blushing Bride, More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Access:  SNAIL, Stampin Trimmer, Stamp-a-ma-jig

And here is the Rich Razzleberry card that I made earlier with a boo boo of Raspberry Ripple A2 CS.
Sorry for the mistake. I must have Raspberry on the Brain. Today is my husband's birthday, he is 47 years young, :)  and I picked him up some Raspberry cupcakes from fancy bakery!!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Blooming With Kindness Thank you's

Hi Stampers,

Today is a CASE of a card from SCS.  (Splitcoaststampers)

When I saw this card I fell in love with it because I imagined this flower in a lot of colors. I also really liked the Sycamore Street DSP that Stampin Up offered in the Spring. I decided to combine both, the colors and the stamp set, Blooming With Kindness, and this is what I came up with.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamping supplies:

Stamps:     Blooming With Kindness
Papers:      Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, and Whisper White
Inks:         Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Soft Suede
Access:    Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin Trimmer, Snail adhesive

Monday, May 20, 2013

Child's Play

Hello Stampers,

Today I am posting a card that I had made for a challenge last week. Apparently I missed the deadline

in posting my card. Gotta watch those deadlines! :D

I find that by joining challenges, I am stamping a lot more. I find them so enjoyable!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches FMS86 and The Paper Players Challenges PP145

Hi Stampers,

I'm so excited! I combined two challenges today and I think my card turned out pretty okay!  :D

Amy O'Neill is the Hostess this week and I was so excited about this too because she is one of my favorite designers.

So here's my card:

I do hope you Enjoy it! :D  

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:     Fabulous Florets
Papers:      Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Inks:         Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple
Acces:      Border punch SU, Gumball Green 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

For The Birds Card for Friend's Birthday

Hi Stampers,

How is your day today? Are you getting some projects done?  Lord knows, I am trying. :D hehe

Here is a card I made for my friend for her birthday. It is a CASE and I couldn't resist because we both have stamping and bird watching in common. I thought it was fitting.

Hope you like it. Please ask me any questions that you may have.   Enjoy!

Stamp Supplies:

Stamps:  For The Birds, Express Yourself
Paper:    Polka Dot Parade DSP, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink:        Old Olive, Black
Access:  Labels Collection Framelits dies, paper piercing tool and mat, Festive Paper piercing pack, 
              Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, pop dots

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tuesday Teapot Challenge for 5 - 14 - 13

Hi Stampers,

Goodness, 4 days is just too long without posting a card. I must keep better track. Although in my defense, I did mow the front and the back lawn all day the other day. :)  Just keep smiling!!

Today I made a card for the Teapot Tuesday challenge coming up May 14th over at SCS.

It's a work in progress, I think maybe adding some flowers to the front might help. :)


Colors are Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, 
Whisper White, and So Saffron.
Lattice embossing folder from Stampin UP!  Aqua painter and ink refills.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Woohoo! I'm on time today. Man that sure feels good!

This is another CAS card but it falls more in the category of the Featured Stamper over on SCS. I love that Joan used washi tape and it gave me a chance to use mine.  Of course after posting my card because I used Summer Silhouettes, the hook up after uploading took me straight over to the Summer Silhouettes category. I happen to glance at it and Low and behold, there was another stamper there that thinks like me. :D  Pretty funny right!  Here name is StampinChristy and here card can be seen here:

Now here's mine for today!  Please ask me any questions!


Stamps:  Really Good Greetings, Summer Silhouettes

Paper:     Strawberry Slush, Whisper White

Ink:          Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Black

Access:   Gingham Garden Washi Tape, Tulip Embossing Folder

Entered a challenge over at Craft your passions thanks to a friend!!

Monday, May 6, 2013


Hi Stampers,

I'm so sorry I'm late today in posting. Lots to do while the weather is nice. :)  Here is a CAS (clean and simple) Challenge card from SCS.  The featured player, Bon2stamp, her gallery is so inspiring.

I've always wanted to try water misting and in viewing Bonnie's gallery, I was very inspired to do just that. The flower is pop dotted. I hope you like it. :)

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Stamping Supplies:

Stamps:  Fabulous Florets

Inks:      Rose Red, Garden Green

Paper:    Rose Red, Whisper White

Aceess:  Tulip Embossing folder, water mister, and pop dots

Entered a challenge over at Craft your Passions thanks to a friend. :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Today I'd like to share my craft table. This is very special to me because my husband helped me build it. The color is a close match to Stampin Up's Certainly Celery.

The plans can be found here:

My counter top is called Crayon and I purchased it from Menards on sale.

The height of my table is 33 3/4" high including the counter top.

The counter top piece is approx 38 3/4"  x 56 3/4."

Now storing on the sides are photos on one end and magazines on the other. I originally wanted some cute little knickknacks on the inside but yeah...that didn't happen. LOL

I am really loving my craft table. It holds the Martha Stewart turn style you see in the above photo (now full of stuff), it also holds my Stampin Up turn style ink pad holder. My husband cut out two rounds and put a spinner in the middle (to act as a lazy susan type spinner) in order for me to turn my inks more easily.

My stools are square and have about a 3" top cushion. Really comfy and from Target no less. :) Like $20.

I've been picking up cute baskets at half off from Hobby Lobby in order to put some of the things that I use everyday beside me without them being knocked off into the trash. My acrylic blocks for starters, then some ink pads that don't fit on my organizer, a cute little bucket (that we painted Satin Apple Green, also Menards) to hold my prisma color pencils.

I do have a handy white storage cart from Michael's as well.,default,pd.html?start=28&cgid=products-scrapbooking-storage

It serves as my adhesive holder, pop-dots and hole punch holder, various odds and ends holder. This works really well as I needed more space to hold my stuff other than the top of my table. The cart is tall so that everything is easily accessible too. I also stuff my embossing gun into the top of it when I'm done.  I will take photos and update you as I clean up my mess. LOL

My table top is very versatile. It's large enough to hold a self-healing cutting mat incase I need to cut some fabric really quick for a project. I love it because there is enough room for my stamping grid on the opposite side without having to put it away. The two turn-styles sit on the outside center. Does that make sense? :D lol

Well, there you have part of my room. I will show off the rest later as I clean it. Coming up next, drawers and desk tops from Ikea and a carpentered cabinet storage wall and the cool slat wall from Menards.  Hint, it's already white and very inexpensive. :)

Enjoy crafting Stampers!

Friday, May 3, 2013


Hi Stampers,

Today I would like to share alittle Mission Organization with you. I have a 4 -drawer Martha Stewart box that I store all kinds of things in. My Stampin Up punches (collapsable kind), my cutting pads for the big shot and cuttlebug. My press plates from Stampin Up and Fiskars (oh my gosh, remember when we had to have all of those!! :-)  My drawers sit on a counter-top just behind me.  I hope this provides alittle inspiration to your stamping station.

Please remember to ask me any questions that you may have. If you're needing a stamp set, retired or new, if you need some ink pads, retired or new, I just might be able to help you.


Thursday, May 2, 2013


Hi Stampers,

I'm showing off another Challenge card. If you ever lose your MOJO, just join a challenge. It's sure to bring it back. :)  Enjoy!!

Stamping Supplies:

Stamps: Creative Elements and Express Yourself
Paper:    Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Floral District DSP
Ink:         Rich Razzleberry, Versamark
Access:   Sycamore Street Button, Stamp-a-liner

Technique:  Sponging, stamp-a-liner