Wednesday, March 31, 2010

With Sympathy

For Terri who just lost her dad. 

CS - Whisper White, Choc Chip
Stamps - Stippled Stencils (retired), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Classic Ink - Taken With Teal, Choc Chip
Accessories - Choc Chip Tafeta Ribbon, Scalloped Edge Trim Punch

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

For You On Easter

This is one of my Easter cards for this year. 

CS - So Saffron, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Orchid Opulence, Pale Plum
DSP - Shades of Spring
Stamps - A Good Egg, Eggcoutrements
Accessories - Only Orange Stampin Write Marker, Orchid Opulence Grosgrain Ribbon, Eggcellent Eggs Kit, Designer Label Punch, Stampin Up Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings, Big Shot
Ink - Basic Black & So Saffron

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Lord Bless You and Keep You

A friend from church has been asking me to bring my cards in as she was wanting to purchase some & also needed some as a thank you from the church.  I finally accomplished this task last week. 

This card is a result of her liking this color combo from one of the cards & the vellum layover from another one.  She loved how it turned out!  I'm so glad.

Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum
Stamps - Asian Artistry, (the verse I borrowed from my good friend Joyce, the other verse I used was "God Thinks You're Wonderful)
Classic Ink - Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Stampin Write Markers - Pale Plum, Rich Razzleberry
Ribbon - Certainly Celery Satin

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MOJO Monday Sketch 131

New paper to play with!  Isn't life grand? 

Stamps - Whimsical Words
CS - So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Paper - other
Ribbon - Bashful Blue Satin
Buttons - retired
White Emb. Floss
Punches - Oval & Scalloped Oval
Ink - Pale Plum

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monkeying Around

Mojo Monday Sketch 130

Recipe -

CS - Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Kraft
DSP - Sweet Pea
Stamps - Fox & Friends
Ribbon - Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools - Scalloped Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, scalloped circle die other
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip

Happy Together

The second project we used the Decor Elements Flutter in Tempting Turquoise. Several of us had never used DE so was a fun and WOW project for them. 

The design of the card came from Christy Charles with a a few changes on my part.

CS - Gable Green, Pink Passion, Whisper White
DSP - Kaleidoscope
Tools & Punches - Big Shot, Bigz Lattice Die, Boho Flower Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Pink Bead Duo, Paper Piercer
Decor Elements - Flutter Tempting Turquoise

Friday was our monthly stamp meeting.  At our meeting I shared a couple of new ideas.  One was a new technique.  We stamped the flower image using Versamark onto a coffee filter, embossed with Whisper White, using an AquaPainter filled in with color, let it dry, then carefully tore around the edges.  The flowers look so soft and pretty. 

Recipe -
CS - Sahara Sand, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
Classic Ink - Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Stamps - Happy Together, Best Wishes & More, Happy Everything
Punches - 1" Circle
Accessories - coffee filters, Aqua Painters, White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thank You Deanna & Lisa

I have some of the best friends available!  Thank you Lisa.  I  just got this stamp set yesterday so of course I wanted to play with it as soon as I awoke. 

Several years ago in Ann Arbor, MI I found this wonderful hand-made paper storecalled Hollanders.  Here is their website.  & immediately I fell in love.  That year for Christmas Deanna gave me a gift certificate for that store.  Sadly, I am just now using it.  Recently I made a card for Kathy who loves Asian inspired cards & I'm thinking that my sister may like that style also.  I wanted to send her a card as a thank you for sending 2 huge boxes of her clothes that are too big for her as she has lost over 70 pounds.  I am so proud of both of my sisters for their weight losses.  

God give me the strength to do the same.

This is splitcoaststampers card sketch SC271.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back soon!

CS - Basic Black, Taken With Teal, More Mustard, Whisper White
Stamps - Asian Artistry (hostess)
Ink - Basic Black, More Mustard
Stampin Write Markers - Old Olive, Taken with Teal, More Mustard, Real Red
Punch - Curly Label

Friday, March 12, 2010

She Is Strength

My Mom passed away 4 years ago today so I wanted to remember her in a special way.  I love the verse!


CS - Kraft, Naturals White, Real Red
DSP - Welcome Neighbor
Tools - Big Shot, Bigz Die Beautiful Butterflies, Small Heart Punch
Accesories - Designer Buttons Sherbet, Embroidery Thread White

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Happy Moments

CS - Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Happy Moments
DSP - Cottage Wall
Stampin Write Markers - Orchid Opulence, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Tools - Big Shot, Textured Impressions Petals-a-plenty
Ribbon - Satin Very Vanilla
Ink - Black StazOn

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Good Neighbor

CS - Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
DSP - Welcome Neighbor
Stamps - Good Neighbor
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay
Ribbon - Taffeta Kraft
Punches - Scallop Trim Border, Small Heart

Finished size is 3"x3"

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hello There

I dipped into this retired DSP Sweet Always for the first time tonight.  I can't believe it took so long, I love the colors.  The design I found on Tessa Wise's blog - a fellow demonstrator.

CS - Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - Cheep Talk, Vintage Labels
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Punches - Curly Label, Scalloped Edge
Accesories - Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Using Rub-Ons

I really like how this turned out!  The colors are so soft and pretty.  Hope you like it also.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Recipe -
Textured Cardstock - Soft Suede
Cardstock - Kraft, So Saffron
Stamps - Abundant Hope
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - DSP & Rub-ons from Eggcellent Eggs Kit, Rich Regals Button, Linen Thread, White Satin Ribbon

Friday, March 5, 2010

Super Quick Card

First, this is a color combo outside of my box, but I decided to go with it.  I like it!  This card was super quick as it was made with mostly punches.

CS - Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Kraft, Certainly Celery
Stamps - Vintage Labels (Sale-a-bration)
Punches - Curly Label, Boho Flowers, 1/4" circle, (I didn't have the My Way so I made my own arrow, I wish I had it now!)
Ink - Pumpkin Pie
ps:  looks like the center of my flower is falling off - sorry! 

Thursday, March 4, 2010

It's Good To Dream

What is your favorite color?  Mine is pink so this card is for me tonight.


Textured Cardstock - Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink
Cardstock - Whisper White
Stamps - Razzle Dazzle
Ink - Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Punches - Curly Label, Scallop Trim Border
Accessories - Dimensionals, Designer Brads Circle

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Happy Birthday Lisa

Lisa's birthday is also today.  Friday I was at her house making a rag quilt purse using our Square Scallop Die, which I hope to show you soon, so I was showing her my recently made cards and she really liked this one, so I knew then that I would use if for her birthay card.  I have to say I was surprised she liked it as much as she did.  It didn't seem her style, just goes to show you we don't know our friends and family as much as we think we do.


Stamps - Happy Moments
CS - Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP - Sweet Pea
Classic Ink - Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Old Olive
Accessories - Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, Dimensionals, Blender Pen

Quinn Turns 16!

It's hard to believe he is 16 today. I wish I could celebrate with the family but it is just not meant to be.

This was a real challenge for me to create because I didn't have any stamps that I thought would work for a 16 year old young man.  I found the paper in my stash from Karen Foster Design, then selected Bordering Blue for the card base.  I had decided to use the Jock Talk stickers from State of Mine.  The DSP is from Urban Oasis.

Mojo Monday Sketch 128

I think I like this but I can't decide. 


CS - Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP - Bella Bleu (retired)
Stamps - Happy Moments, Well Scripted, Noteworthy (retired)
Classic Ink - Bordering Blue & Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Small Square Envelope Glassine Bag, Sending Love Notes Kisses, Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon, So Saffron Grosgran Ribbon (retired), Designer Buttons Playground, Punches Scalloped Circle & 1-3/8" Circle, Stampin Write Markers Bordering Blue & Chocolate Chip, pearls other