Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Retirement

I made this card back in June but never got around to posting it on my blog. A man from our church retired and was moving to Arizona so the church had a party for him. This is the card I made for him. I don't know if there are mountains where he is going in Arizona but he will be leaving behind lots of mountains here in Washington state.

I didn't have the dies to cut out the car or camper so I fussy cut around them.

Stamps: Petite Places: Happy Camper (PTI)
Paper: White, Soft Stone (PTI), Old Olive, Bliss Blue (SU)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Scene It: Mountain View die (PTI), Nestability circle die, dimensionals

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Get Well Flowers in a Jar

Today I have a get well card.

I've seen others stamp the pint jar on acetate and I really wanted to do that but no matter what I tried it did not stamp crisp and it never really dried.  So I die cut the jar from white cardstock and stamped it in black. I then stamped the flower stems and amazingly they lined up pretty well with the stamping on the card.  Next I watercolored a little Aqua Mist to look like water but the SU Whisper White paper did not take the water well and swelled up immediately.  So then I thought I would die cut the jar once again from acetate and just place that over the top of the white cardstock jar. I'm pretty happy with that solution. You can see how it reflects in the pic below.

Lastly I stamped the sentiment and added some Rainstones.  

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Stamps: Larger Than Life, Pint Jar, Graceful Greetings II (PTI)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (SU)
Ink: New Leaf, Limeade Ice or Simply Chartreuse (can't remember which), Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay (PTI)
Other: Pint Jar die, Rainstones (PTI), dimensional foam tape under jar, acetate (from small PTI stamp set), Thermoweb Memory Tape Runner XL (to attach acetate)

Monday, July 18, 2016


My niece's grandfather passed away and so I made this card for her using Papertrey's new Stamp-a-Faire set.

It's been a while since I've posted. I will try to do more but they will probably be short & sweet. Have a great day!!

Stamps: Art with Heart, Keep it Simple: Praying for You (PTI)
Paper: White
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Stitched Rectangles die (SSS), fun foam for dimension

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Masculine Birthday

My son-in-law's birthday is today and I made him a King of the Grill card.

Hope he likes his burger :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: King of the Grill (PTI)
Paper: White, Ombre Stripes pattern paper (PTI)
Ink: Fine Linen, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate
Other: Twine, dimensionals, scissors

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mother's Day for DD

Here is the card that I made for my daughter for Mother's Day. I used Solid Stitches and Swirls by PTI.  So easy to make a pretty card.

It's difficult to see in the picture but I added Perfect Pearls to the centers of the flowers. They are pretty and shiny IRL.

Stamps: Solid Stitches and Swirls, Keep it Simple: Just for You (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI)
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse (PTI); Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Perfect Pearls, scissors, staples

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day

I made this card for my mom. The Mother's Day sentiment is inside.

I think that this set is going to be fun to play with. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Friendship Jar Flowers, Super Succulents (pti)
Paper: White (pti)
Ink: Black, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet, Mint Julep, Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup (pti)
Other: Foam dimensionals (Ranger)

Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge

Today is Papertrey's monthly blog hop.  Below is the inspiration photo.

For my card I decided to go with an ombre affect rather than circles.

I used Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry and Sweet Blush with one of the Modern Background Stencils. I layered Splits: Celebrate over the top of this. That's it. CAS!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamps: Splits: Celebrate (PTI)
Paper: White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Melon Berry, Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Other: Splits: Celebrate die (PTI), Foam Adhesive (Ranger

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Card Concept Challenge #52

It's The Card Concept's 2nd Anniversary and look at this beautiful inspiration photo! 

I used Embroidered Blooms on another card recently and really wanted to use it again. I thought it would be very elegant in the black/gray/vanilla color scheme.  My style is Clean & Simple so I tried to keep doo dads to a minimum :-)

The leaves are slightly popped up on clear, foam dimensionals. The sequins give it some extra pizzaz. 

Check out the rest of the design team and join in the 2nd anniversary fun!

Stamps: Embroidered Blooms (PTI), Off the Grid (SU)
Paper: Very Vanilla (SU)
Ink: Soft Granite (Hero Arts Shadow Ink), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Other: Turning a New Leaf die (PTI), Kool Tak clear foam, sequins (Avery Elle)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Birthday DD!

My birthday and my daughter's are 3 days apart. We usually get to celebrate together but last fall she went back to grad school to get her doctorate. Since she is now several thousand miles away I won't be there but she is able to visit with my younger daughter who is also several thousand miles away. What's with that?!!  Anyway, her first celebration was Saturday and her real birthday is today so she gets two cards :-)

I'm using some of the new stuff that I just received from Papertrey.

It took some trial and error with this card but the black strip is cut 9/16". That works pretty well. This card is a case of the one by Lizzie Jones which is quite appropriate since my daughter's name is also Liz.

Happy Birthday Liz!!!


Card #1: (inspiration)
Stamps: A Slice of Life (SU), Ombre Sentiments: Birthday (PTI)
Paper: White Fine Linen (PTI)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen (candles)- (PTI)
Markers: Creamy Caramel, Coastal Cabana, Barely Banana, Bermuda Bay, Summer Sun (SU)

Card #2:
Stamps: Splits: Celebrate (PTI)
Paper: White, Bitty Star Basics in Sweet Blush (PTI), Basic Black (SU)
Ink: Blush Blossom marker (SU), Versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder,  dimensionals

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter After the Fact

I can't post Easter cards beforehand because my daughters look at my blog so here are the cards that I sent out this year.

The first card is for my 3 year old grandson and is a case of this card.  I think that he turned out pretty cute if I do say so myself.

Next we have a card using Hippy Happily by PTI.

My last card uses Polka Dot Parade, also by PTI. His little cotton tail is cut from shimmery white paper which is hard to see in the picture.

Hope you all are having a wonderfully blessed Easter. 


Bunny card #1:
Stamps: Scribbled Sentiments (PTI)
Paper: White, Bitty Dots Basics pattern paper (PTI), Pool Party (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Lovely Lady for cheeks (PTI)
Other: Nestabilities oval and petite oval dies, black Pigma pen, sponge, dimensionals for nose

Bunny card #2:
Stamps: Hippity Hoppity, Confetti Toss (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Melon Mambo (SU)
Ink: Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight (SU),  Lovely Lady (pti), Versamark
Other: Hippity Hoppity die, white embossing powder, dimensionals, sequins

Bunny Card #3:
Stamps: Polka Dot Parade #1
Paper: White, Shimmery white
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Dark Chocolate
Other: Dimensionals

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