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July 2014

Get Well Card....

When I saw the Lawn Fawn stamp set - Get Well Soon - I fell in love with the little chick.  I ran various card layouts in my head and really coudn't come up with one that i liked.  So I went super simple! get well soon

I used the Lil Inkers quilted stitch pattern impression plate for the background and one of the Reverse Confetti beautiful banners to stamp the sentiment. gws close up

I threw on a button and twine and I was done.  As I said...super simple.



Supplies:  CS: PTI white, SU! smokey slate    Ink:  memento black, blendabilities    Stamps:  LF get well soon    Dies:  LF get well soon, RC beautiful banners, Lil Inkers quited stitch impression plate   Embellies:  SU! black twine and retired daffodil delight button

Huff and puff....

Remember when we were kids and the pressure to blow out all the candles on the cake lest we be teased that we have 2, 3 or more boyfriends?  The worst part for me was always the spit on the cake…gross.  But you ate it anyway because, well, its cake!!  Also, when I wrote the title - I thought of HR Pufnstuf - remember that show? lost

I thought it was about time that I made a birthday card so I decided to bust out the Stampin' Up! new in color lost lagoon today.  I really like the mutedness (is that a word? is now) of the color.  I just can't get enough of all of the new colors!  I decided to do a little stenciling - I can't get enough of that either apparently.  I used the MFT stencil - all lined up - lost lagoon ink and a cotton ball to create the background.  Using leftover scraps from the Stampin' Up! All Abloom I die cut the candles with the PTI polka dot parade #12.  Its unfortuate but the lost lagoon didn't photo well for me - i tried indoors and outdoors but I am not happy with either pic as it really doesn't show the color well. lost close up

The new PTI circle scribbles (these are so cool!) paired with lost lagoon CS, made a great backdrop for my candles.  I attached a small tag that I made from two retired SU! products – small tag punch and birthday bliss stamp set.

I am here to tell you that these candles aren’t ever going out which means whoever I give this card to has 4 boyfriends! 



Supplies:  CS: PTI white, SU! lost lagoon and all abloom DSP    Ink: lost lagoon and daffodil delight   Stamps: SU! birthday bliss (retired)  Punch:  SU! small tag (retired)   Dies and Stencils:  PTI polka dot parade #12 and circle scribbles, MFT all lined up  SU! white twine

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thanks!! jane

You Might Need Shades to See This Card

Yipes, this card turned out a whole lot brighter than expected.  Although it seems a bit muted here, it will knock your socks off if you saw it in person.  I am entering this in Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch. sss 227

I used HVAC tape and the Stampin' Up! arrows embossing folder to pick up the pattern in the SU! Sweet Taffy DSP.  I used the stamp and die set from Reverse Confetti - Let's Chill.  Its bright and not quite what I pictured when I started but I am OK with it.

Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies:  CS:  PTI white, SU! tempting turquoise, tangelo twist, and sweet taffy dsp.   EF:  SU! arrows   Ink:  Tempting turquoise, early espresso, memento black    Punch:  SU! artisan label   Dies:  RC Let's Chill     Stamp sets:  SU! endless birthday wishes and RC Let's Chill   Other:  HVAC, SU! button and twine

WINOS – Women In Need Of Spirits

Welcome!  Thank you for stopping by!  Today I have the great fortune of being guest stamper on the wonderful and generous Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty blog!!  I have been able to guest several times in the past but now I finally have a blog to share with you!

I love wine, and when I spotted “WINOS” on a cocktail napkin, it made me think that the next time I give a bottle of wine, I should make a gift of those napkins and some handmade wine tags. wine and glass tags

When I started out, I fully intended on using the decorative mask – dots and stripes.  Well, when you get a little carried away with the stenciling, you tend to get a whole lot of extra lines where you didn’t intend!  So I used the smallest circle from the circle framelits and made a stencil.  I used blackberry bliss ink and a cotton ball and went to work.  When I was finished I cut out some leaf and stem shapes and inked them with mossy meadow.  I applied different pressures with the cotton ball to get the shading I wanted. label

I cut the crumbcake bottle tag at 3 by 9¾ inches.  I scored at 1½ and 4 inches to be able to bend the tag.  I finished off with a 1¼” circle punch and the large scallop edgelits.    The sentiment is stamped in memento black ink from the A Dozen Thoughts.  I masked off the words as needed to split the sentiment. Throw in a ribbon and bling and this tag is done. tag close up

The wine tags were made using the chalk talk dies.  Easy peasy!!  I made the grapes using a stencil from the ½” circle punch and added the leaves using a q-tip.  I added each name with the Project Life markers, a few rhinestones and these babies are ready for a wine glass. wine tag close up

Ironically I never freehand anything.  I am not an artist and my grade in college art would back up those words so I am quite pleased with how these turned out.  I love the vibrancy of the blackberry bliss.  I would have to say that is quickly becoming my favorite in color. wine tag

I worked so hard on these tags, I think I deserve a glass of wine (of course, I need to make a wine glass tag with my name on it first!!)

Thank you for stopping – come back soon!!


PS: this is for you ladies:  Teresa, Jodie, Karen, and Lani!!

Supplies: (all Stampin’ Up!)

Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Memento Black, Project Life Markers

Paper:  Crumbcake

Ribbon:  Blackberry Bliss


Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts

Dies and Punches:  Circle Framelits, Chalk Talk, Circle Punches – 1¼ and ½, Large Scallop Edgelits

Corks:  Courtesy of my WINOS group gatherings

With Sympathy

Sympathy cards are difficult to make, there really isn't away to express how utterly devasting it is to lose a loved one and how, you as the sender, can sympathize with the person's loss. sympathy

I cased this card from Jennifer McGuire's post.  I loved the kraft and white look and thought it would make a beautiful sympathy card. sympathy1
Supplies:  CS:  PTI white, Stampin' Up! crumbcake, crushed curry.     Ink: SU! crumbcake, old olive and real red    Stamps:  Hello Doily (retired) and Love & Sympathy    Dies:  PTI wrought iron impression plate, Lil Inkers stitched circles, SU! blossom party (retired)    Embellies:  SU! button, linen thread and (retired) large pearls.

PPA #211 and Sweet Sunday Sketch

When I saw this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge, I was excited about the colors.  Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White.  I love these colors together AND they happen to be the colors of my college alma mater – Montana State University.  So, of course, I had to play along!  I am also taking advantage of the Sweet Sunday Sketch on Karen Giron’s blog to make this card.  Two challenges, one card. ppa 211
I started off with a base of night of navy and added a stripe of daffy delight DSP from the Stampin’ Up! All Abloom designer paper stack.  The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and is stamped using night of navy ink on whisper white CS and a piece of the SU! Flowerpot DSP.  Using the gerbera daisy dies and the royal leaves dies from My Favorite Things, I made the flower.  I finished with a SU! button and some blue twine I had in my stash. ppa 211 close up

Supplies:  CS: SU! Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, All Abloom and Flowerpot DSP.      Ink:  SU! Night of Navy       Dies:  MFT Gerbera Daisy and Royal Leaves     Stamps:  RC Count Your Rainbows      Embellies:  Button – SU!   Twine – my stash

Jane Austin

I love Jane Austin, I love her books, I love most movies made from her books and I love the Jane Austen Book Club movie.  The Becoming Jane movie was OK.  But let's take Pride and Prejudice.  The ONLY Pride and Prejudice movie that is worth watching is the 1995 BBC made for TV mini-series with Colin Firth.  Don’t get me started on the poor remake in 2005.  I haven’t ever seen it and don’t plan to ever see it.  There was no need to remake a classic!! 

That little rant is all over a little stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  They released a Jane Austen stamp set over a year ago called Simply Jane.  I had to have it.  I made this card based off of one I made for a challenge a long time ago.  It’s a perfect card to use for your honey for a special occasion or a just because.  I used Stampin’ Up! cardstock/ink and the PTI stamp and die set for the card. simply jane

Oh, and a definite thumbs up to Bridget Jones’ Diary.




I don't know about you, but I never seem to have any thank you cards on hand.  Sometimes I cheat and use store bought cards.  For shame!  I bought some new goodies a couple of weeks ago and had to try them out on a thank you card. thanks

I used Stampin' Up! pistachio pudding, crisp cantelope and baked brown sugar paper to die cut the Thanks.  The die comes from Papertrey Ink wet paint dies.  I cut two of each color to help with the depth of the word.  The background was made using SU! pistachio pudding ink on PTI white paper and the My Favorite Things pinstripe stamp.  The card is completed with SU! pistachio pudding thick twine and a baked brown sugar resin button (retired).

Thanks, Thanks, Thanks for stopping by today!



You Scream I Scream.....

Nothing says summer like ice cream!  I decided to try the Reverse Confetti July Sketch for you to try. july rc sfytt

Using the RC Let’s Chill stamps and coordinating confetti cuts, I whipped up this card that reminded me of the popsicles that my mom used to buy for us as kids.  I used washi tape from my stash to create the orange, lime and cherry popsicle trio.  The sentiment comes from the Let’s Chill set and stamped on a RC beautiful banners confetti cuts. rc july sfytt close up

Yum!  I think I will go buy some popsicles! 

Thank you for stopping by!!


Supplies:    Stamps and dies:  Reverse Confetti Let’s Chill and Let’s Chill confetti cuts, RC Beautiful Banners confetti cuts      Paper:  PTI white, Stampin’ Up! All Abloom dsp and some old SU! Christmas dsp     Enamel Dots and Washi:  from my stash