Friday, May 25, 2012

Friends with Flair: Spotted Owl Soup

Today I have another Unity card to share for Friends with Flair on the Unity blog. This card uses the Spotted Owl Soup set. I stamped the kraft card base with the cake stamp using versamark ink. Then I cut a large scallop border and added it to an October Afternoon Journaling card from the Detours line. The cake image was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on PTI Rustic Cream cardstock and colored with Copics. I stamped the cake portion a second time and popped the center of the cake pieces and glued down the ends to give it some nice dimension. Unfortunately I didn't get a good photo to share of the effect. For the finishing details I added some glitter to the cake, twine and a star button. To make the star button I cut a couple of stars using my Sizzix Stars #2 die, layered them together for extra strength then used my crop-o-dile to create the holes.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned. We're off to the cabin despite the forecast for rain all weekend. Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Quiet Essence Hello

Today I have another card using the Quiet Essence set from Unity Stamp Co. I submitted this card to Paper Crafts Stamping Royalty contest last month but it didn't make the cut. The cards that are submitted to the contest are donated to various groups so hopefully someone will enjoy my card. I stamped the flowers and bee on rustic white cardstock, colored them with copics and fussy cut them to mount them on the card with foam dimensionals. The centers of the blue flowers have gems, the center of the orange flower has pearls and the bee's wings are glittered. The HELLO was embossed in white on vellum cardstock and the scalloped oval was also die cut out of vellum.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Graduation Case

Today's cards were cased from some great grad cards that Debbie Olson posted on her blog last year. I didn't have the PTI Alpha Blocks set that she used so I pulled out my 1 inch punch and punched out some black cardstock then I used my Olivia cuttlebug dies to make the white cardstock numbers and adhered them to the black squares.

I had so much fun with the design that I put together a couple of cards. I should be set now for the graduation season. :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a terrific Thursday. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

So Proud

Yesterday I shared one of the graduation cards I made and today I have two more that I put together. I used the grad cap from Papertrey Ink's For the Graduate set, the "so incredibly proud of you" is a partially inked sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Big & Bold Wishes set, and the GRAD is from AMuse Studio's retired Fancy Alphabet set.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I had a request from a friend for a graduation card so I put together a couple of cards for her to pick from. For this card I used a sentiment from AMuse Studio and the cap from Papertrey Ink. I like the simplicity of this one. I'll be back tomorrow with more grad cards to share.

Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday

Today I have another card to share with you using the Quiet Essence set from Unity. I also used the music background stamp from Unity and paired them with a sentiment from an old Stampin' Up set.

I am entering this card in the Craft-A-Lot May 2012 Challenge. The challenge requires using Unity stamps and bling. I hope pearls count as bling.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're having a marvelous Monday. Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Sweet Summer Memories

Today's card features stamps from The Craft's Meow set "Life is a Carnival". The papers are from Emma's Shoppe collection by Crate Paper.

Thanks so much for stopping. Happy Friday and happy stamping!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

CSS Fly Away

Today I have my version of a clean and simple card to share. I love how the white clouds pop against the light teals and the splash of orange. I also think it helps highlight the plane and clouds by using the kraft card base.

This card features the Fly Away mini stamp set from Papertrey Ink, cloud dies also from Papertrey and the Textile Rectangle die from My Favorite Things. I also added the dot background stamp from AMuse Studio on the stitched panel with versamark ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Quiet Essence

Today I have two cards to share with you that use the Quiet Essence set from Unity Stamp Company. The first card is a clean and simple style using a pink card base from AMuse Studio cardstock and some patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. The flower was stamped on white cardstock with Versamark, heat embossed with white embossing powder and colored with Copics. The sentiment is from an older retired set from Stampin' Up.

The second card has the same flower and My Mind's Eye patterned papers but I used kraft for the card base and added some burlap, machine stitching, DMC floss and a button. Also, the sentiment is from a limited edition set by Clear and Simple Stamps and was stamped on a flag and tucked under the button.

I'm really happy with how both versions turned out. It's fun to try different styles using similar products.

Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday. Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Moxie Fab World

What a week! I discovered that one of my cards is being featured on the Moxie Fab World blog. It's another card that I had picked up for the Card Creations Volume 10 issue. Cath Edvalson is spotlighting five trends and turning them in to challenges. The first trend is gingham and the challenge is to make a card using gingham.

Here's my Anniversary card using gingham

Check of the Moxie Fab World blog for details on the challenges. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you're all having a terrific Tuesday. Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Card Creations Volume 10

Not only do I have the pleasure of being one of the cover girls for Card Creations Volume 10 but Paper Crafts is featuring the cover girls on their blog today. Check out the post here.

My card is the 10th birthday card. The issue goes on sale tomorrow, May 8th. Thanks so much for stopping. I hope you're having a great Monday. Happy Stamping.