Tuesday, November 27, 2012

More Open Sleigh

I wanted to use the stocking from Open Sleigh again and the stocking reminds me of an old fashioned stocking, so I used the vintage/country colors on this card.  The words are from More Merry Messages.

Stamp sets - Open Sleigh, More Merry Messages
Card stock - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler,
Accessories - Striped Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

(inside of card)

I love the colors and the looks of vintage cards. I could make them all day!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Daydream Medallions Wreath

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Our family had a good time, as usual. We are a small group anymore, but what are you going to do?!  I'm thankful for those who are still here and/or near that can be with us.

The Christmas card I made today is made with the Daydream Medallions stamp set (p 117 in the 2012 catalog). This card is a CASE from Jennifer Timko. I stamped the 2nd largest medallion in Always Artichoke and it looks amazingly like a wreath.  I used a red Sharpie and colored the smallest Basic Pearls red and stuck them to the wreath and they made cute little berries. Every wreath needs a bow and this one is made with Cherry Cobbler seam binding to match the Merry Christmas greeting.  That Merry Christmas from Greetings of the Season has been my "go to" stamp this season!

Stamp sets - Daydream Medallions, Greetings of the Season
Card stock - Naturals White, Always Artichoke
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Basic Pearls, Red Sharpie (not Stampin' Up!), Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, November 18, 2012



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Monday, November 12, 2012

French Foliage Birthday

I made this card with the French Foliage stamp set. It's a CASE from Tamara Bertram.  I usually use the fall colors like Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red.  But this card uses the green leaves and it turned out beautiful.  It is one of those cards that is so easy but looks absolutely fabulous!!

Stamp sets - French Foliage, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Card stock -  Very Vanilla, River Rock
Ink - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, River Rock
Accessories - 3/8" Very Vanilla seam binding, Stampin' sponge

The French words are stamped in River Rock, the leaves in Always Artichoke, and the spots are in Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is stamped in Always Artichoke.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


I got some new stamp sets and Big Shot dies to play with this week and this is one of the cards I made. It combines the snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree and the Snow Flurry Bigz Die.

Stamp sets - Snowflake Soiree, Greetings of the Season
Card stock - Night ofr Navy, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Night of Navy, Marina Mist
Accessories - Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

You sure can't beat the Glimmer paper! It takes away all the mess of glittering! If you haven't tried it yet, you really need to check it out!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vintage Sunflower

While I had my Sunflower set out, I played around with some other cards. I made this one with a vintage look.  I really thinks it's cool.  Would make a great masculine card, don't you think?

Stamp sets - Sunflower, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories -Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Word Window and Modern Label punches, Early Espresso 3/8" taffeta ribbon (is retired, so Soft Suede would be my next choice), Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

inside of card

Love this card. Since the sentiment is interchangable, I'll be making a bunch!

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I'm taking a step away from the autumn colors and the Christmas cards to make a  cheery sunflower card today. This card is a CASE from Mary Campbell. I saw it and it made me feel good immediately so I wanted to share with others!

Stamp sets - Sunflower, Language of Friendship
Card stock - Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Ink - Midnight Muse
Accessories - Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

This card is beautiful in real life, but it didn't photograph very well.  Try this technique with any large  image stamp. I made the strip of Whisper White that I stamped the sunflower on 4 1/2" x 2". Then I cut the stamped image apart at 1 1/2" and 3", so each panel is 1 1/2" wide.

Hope you'll make a card (any kind) today!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Oh boy, where have I been?! My apologies for going so long without a post.  I really don't have a good excuse, I've just been super busy. Today's card is my card for the nursing home tomorrow.  I'm going to do a few Thanksgiving cards and then move on to Christmas with the ladies (and Mr. Charlie too!)

Stamp sets - French Foliage, Gently Falling (retired)
Card stock - Confetti Cream, Cajun Craze
Ink - Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke
Accessories - Leaves #2 Die, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Decorative Label punch, Linen thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponge

inside of card

I used some retired products on this card but it's not anything you can't substitute with a current product.  It's more economical for me to use up some retired product on my nursing home projects ! :)