Tuesday, March 31, 2015

More Butterfly Basics

This card uses a lot of the stamps for a collage effect. I love collages. They are hard to mess up.  I made a book for my Artsy Book Club and used the same idea as this card  for an embellishment so I've included that too. Love the soft colors!!
Stamp sets - Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Ink - Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Butterfly Thinlits, Big Shot, Large Oval punch, Three Flower punch (retired) - Boho Blossoms punch will work too., Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

The book I made for Artsy Book Club. It was quick and easy. :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Butterfly Basics

Spring is surely coming. Trying to coax it on in, I'm posting a card made with Butterfly Basics and a Gold Foil butterfly made with the Butterfly Thinlits Die.

Stamp sets - Butterfly Basics
Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Gold Foil cardstock
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits, Big Shot, Mini Glue Dots

Have you tried using a couple of dryer sheets when using your intricate thinlits, like this butterfly? All the little pieces just pop right out. There's no poking and digging. If you're not sure what I mean, contact me or look it up on You Tube.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Wishes

I went to the nursing home on Thursday this week because I am going to a scrapbooking expo tomorrow and I didn't want to disappoint the residents. We made another Easter card. Last week was kind of a "cute" card with a chocolate rabbit and pink flowers so I went for a "pretty" card this week. The Blessed Easter stamp set was out last year and is now retired. You could do the same thing with Love is Kindness (p 32) of the current Occasions catalog.

Stamp sets - Blessed Easter
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Staz On ink pad, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - 1 3/4" circle punch, Scalloped Edgelit, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 3/8" White taffeta ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sheltering Tree

What a fun set!! Sheltering Tree is in the 2015 Occasions catalog and can be used for all kinds of occasions during all four seasons of the year. This card was CASED from Linda Heller. Didn't she do a fantastic job? I just fell in love with this card.
Stamp sets - Sheltering Tree,
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Early Espresso, Old Olive, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Real Red 1/8" ribbon, Handheld stapler by Stampin' Up!, Stampin Dimensionals

(tag for pocket)
Wouldn't you love to write a little note on something this cute? I really like the staples on this card. Check out Stampin' Up's handheld stapler on p21 of the Occasions catalog.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Petal Potpourri Birthday Wishes

Here's another card using the Petal Potpourri Bundle. I added a little Gorgeous Grunge and some Banner punches. I could have used a button in the center, but the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine is so easy to tie and looks so cute, I just stuck it onto the stamped center with a glue dot.

Stamp sets - Petal Potpourri, Butterfly Basics, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock - Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White,
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Flower Medallion punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Banner punch, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Friday, March 20, 2015

Painted Petals in Blackberry Bliss

The Painted Petals stamp set (p 19 in the Occasions catalog) is such a beautiful set. It looks like your petals are water colored, even though they are just stamped in one color.  I wouldn't have thought to put the Soft Sky accents in with the Blackberry Bliss but I saw someone else do it online and it really made the card! I even went with the Soft Sky twine around the ribbon.
Stamp sets - Painted Petals, Petite Pairs
Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink - Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Old Olive
Accessories - Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Soft Sky baker's twine from the Painted Blooms Cotton Twine pack (p37 in Occasions catalog)

(inside of card)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

More Petal Potpourri

Coastal Cabana with a Crushed Curry accent worked beautifully on this card. The Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is a nice accessory to have at springtime.

Stamp sets - Petal Potpourri, And Many More
Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories - Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Flower Medallion punch, Crushed Curry Ribbon (FREE as a Sale-a-Bration product in the Best Year Ever Accessory pack), Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Giggle Greetings

This card uses the stamp set Giggle Greetings. It's not a new set at all, though is still available in the 2014-2015 catalog. It's just a fun set!! Sure seems like a lot of my friends are running into some tough things these days, and if it isn't too serious of a problem, this would sure lift their spirits.

Stamp sets - Giggle Greetings
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler,Whisper White
Ink - Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories - Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Crumb Cake ribbon, Blendabilities Stampin' Sponge

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Petal Potpourri with Hexagon Hive

I've had this Hexagon Hive Thinlit for a while and just hadn't used it so I thought I'd try it with the Petal Potpourri Bundle from the Occasions catalog (p 23). I know some of you are thinking "yeah, another flower". I kind of thought the same thing until I got to use it at a workshop and I was sold!! I got it and I love it! Making this card reminds me that Spring is coming - and that makes me smile!!

Stamp sets - Petal Potpourri, Wetlands, Papillon Potpourri, (Lots of potpourri in this card :))
Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink - Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight marker
Accessories - Hexagon Hive Thinlit, Big Shot, Flower Medallion punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

If you're interested in this set, remember to buy it in the bundle, it will save you 15%!! (p23 Occasions catalog)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chalk Lines

Today's card uses the stamp set Chalk Lines from the current 2014-2015 catalog (p114). I positioned it above the Designer Series Paper called Lullaby and tied Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon on it just below the chalk lines (also in Lost Lagoon). The tag I used is from Four Frames and the Decorative Label punch. It's colored with Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, and Hello Honey markers (not Blendablilites).

Stamp sets - Chalk Lines, Four Frames, Petite Pairs
Cardstock - Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink - Lost Lagoon, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories - Decorative Label punch, Lost Lagoon Stitched Ribbon, Stampin' Write Markers (Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Hello Honey), Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponge

Thursday, March 12, 2015

St. Patrick's Day card

I still go to the nursing home on Friday and make cards with the residents. It's such a rewarding thing to do!! I wanted to make a St. Patrick's Day card and I only have one stamp for the occasion, the Lucky Shamrock stamp that retired years ago. So I took a card that I made from some of the Sale-a-Bration freebies, yes FREE, and took the design and turned it into a Wild Wasabi St. Patty's Day card. I'll show you 3 versions of the same card.

This one uses the Free Best Day Ever stamp set, the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, and the Bes Year Ever Accessory Pack. I added 1/2 of a doilie and used the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder. The little heart is punched from the Confetti Heart Border Punch.  You can use whichever punches you have for the greeting. A super easy card!

Here's one a I made for a birthday card.

I used Gorgeous Grunge for the splotches this time and a birthday greeting. Everything else is pretty much the same.

And here's the St. Patrick's Day card for my favorite ladies!!

I've got everything cut, stamped, and punched. All they need is a glue stick.  I think they'll like it!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

FREE is good!

The card I'm featuring today is a CASE from my fellow demonstrator Julie Good. We shared ideas at our Demo meeting. It's made with a lot of FREE product that you can earn during Sale-a-Bration. It's here until March 31 so there's still plenty of time for you to get yours. The free items are the Lotus Blossom stamp set and the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper. I used different ribbon and buttons but the free Best Year Ever Accessory Pack would be perfect for this card too.  I used the 3rd smallest banner from the Banner Framelits to make the banner.

Stamp sets - Lotus Blossom
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Best Year Ever DSP
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories - Banner Framelits, Big Shot, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/2" seam binding, Old Olive Baker's Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Hi Bev!" From the Herd

Long time, no see!! I've been away from my blog but am making a new commitment  to keep it current. Hope you'll join me again!

Today's card uses the stamp set from the Occasions catalog called From the Herd.  I colored it with  Stampin' Up's Blendability Markers but I've got sad news concerning those markers. There have been quality issues with the manufacturer and Stampin' Up announced today that it would no longer offer Blendabilities for sale. Hopefully they will come out with a new alcohol based marker soon but in the meantime, get out your Stampin' Write markers, colored pencils, and aqua painters (or just your watercolor brushes) and color away!! If you purchased Blendabilites and they are working fine (as mine are) continue to enjoy them.

Stamp sets - From the Herd
Cardstock - Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Word Bubbles Framelits, Big Shot, Blendabilities

(inside of card)