The sweet taste of spring using Stampin’ Ups Cool Treats

Cool Treats by Stampin’ Up


Oh the sweet taste of spring! A red plump juicy berry dripping with sweetness. The vivid cap in that bright green that is just begging you to pick it up and place it in your mouth. Should I even dare say dip it in chocolate? Or maybe place it on some shortcake with lots of homemade whipping cream. I love it when strawberries start popping up everywhere. It’s the signal that spring has sprung. 

Cool Treats by Stampin’ Up


Today I wanted to showcase a trio of simple cards in a classic but fun color combo. As a child growing up I loved the Strawberry Shortcake dolls and toys. Think of that lovely combination just bursting with goodness. Red and pink with a little green. I went with Real Red and Melon Mambo for this set of cards and used the Cool Treats stamp set to come up with these goodies. I adore the new stitched framelits. They really dress up your die cuts and add some quick texture. What a fun card for that special sweetie in your life. Thank you for sharing a little bit of this spring day with me as I sip on my strawberry lemonade. 

Happiest Birthday

Super Tired Super Simple

lovely lace front view


Greetings everyone! I am going to KISS (keep it simple senorita) this day goodbye! I am so exhausted! This was a super simple card I made yesterday after church using some Rose Red cardstock and ink along with some scrap of paper! What else could you ask for? We all have scraps that we can’t beat to part with right? This is a simple quick card to use some of this up! I cut a front panel that was 1/4 inch smaller than the card base and adhered 3/4 inch wide scraps to the front and trimmed off the edges. Then I embossed the panel using the lovely lace embossing folder from Stampin Up! It gives the card just the right touch of texture. I used a get well sentiment from the new flourishing phrases stamp set and placed a small flower I punched and added a small pearl accent. I can’t wait to send this to a friend that has been ill. I think it will definitely make her smile!

lovely lace close up

Dropping In To Say Hi!!!!!

It seems like summer is coming to a screeching halt. It’s time to prepare for the upcoming school year and I’m kicking and screaming “I don’t want it to end” right along with my children. Anyone else there with me? I’m not ready for the lazy lake days to come to an end. I haven’t got in as many as I would like to this year anyway.

I took a few minutes last week to sit down at my desk and create this card for a friend I needed to catch up with. I love all the new items in the catalog but always try to showcase something old, something new and something blue! Just kidding! I do try to show the ladies how to use something they probably already have along with something new. I don’t know about you but I can’t afford to buy everything new I see demoed no matter how much I think I need it.  Sometimes I like to learn a new way to use something I already have so here goes…..

I used the Wondrous Wreath stamp set by Stampin’ Up to create this charming garden feel card. I love the brick wall embossing folder. It gives this card such a cottage vibe. It’s almost as if I’m sitting at a cute wicker table in someones quaint little garden having a cup of tea and chatting while making sure I keep my pinkie up. I used a simple color palette of Dapper Denim, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi inks along with Rose Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White card stock.  I used the circle framelits to make the frame and the Wonderful Wreath framelit dies to cut out the wreath and bow.I finished off the front of this card with a sentiment from the fabulous Acorny Thank You stamp set. I stamped the label in the lovely Dapper Denim and then punched it with the Decorative Label Punch. A few Pearl Basic Jewels and this card is ready to pop in the mail!!!! I need to run by the post office so I’ll see you soon.

Flourish Thinlets with Stylized Birthday Card

Stylized Happy Birthday


Good morning! It’s a quiet unseasonably cool morning here in central Arkansas and I’m enjoying it. We had a beautiful thunderstorm last night complete with a majestic lightening display. No storm damage so all is well! This morning I wanted to share a simple birthday card using the new Stylized Birthday stamp and the Flourish thinlets from Stampin’ Up. It didn’t take any time to throw this quick card together and I really like the color combo of Night of Navy and Tangelo Twist. It has a nice modern feel. I used gold embossing powder for the sentiment and love the added texture. I also used the fine tip glue pen to adhere the die cut to the card top. It’s fantastic for all those intricate cuts. 

I challenge you to make something crafty today! Enjoy your friends and family and come back here to post what you made! I would love to see and hear from you. So how will you spend your weekend?

Six Sided Sampler Sweet Friend

Hello! How are my crafty friends today? I’m doing fabulous and enjoying the first few days of summer break with my children. I wanted to show you a card today that I featured in my last Stampin’ Up class that was the overall favorite of that class. It features the Six Sided Sampler set from Stampin’ Up and uses a color pallete of slate, whisper white and daffodil delight. This is such a wonderful color combo that feels so fresh and modern. We also used the hexagon punch to complete our handmade card. I love the thick whisper white cardstock. Unfortunately both the hexagon punch and the Six Sided Sampler stamp set are retiring the end of this month so if you are interested you better snag them now! You won’t regret it.

Sweet Friend

Six Sided Sampler front view

Bitty butterfly

Six Sided Sampler close up

Definitely Dahlia Birthday Card

  Hello, I’m back from a short weekend getaway and feeling guilty about abandoning my blog for a few days. The flip side of it is that I got to spend a few days with my childhood friend Missy Reynolds of 28 years! She is the one that sucked me into the paper crafting world and I hate to admit it took two years for her to convince me to start scrapbooking and eventually card making. She also coerced me into signing up for my first Stampin’ Up! club. Is that not insane? She ask me all the time how she has been paper crafting longer than me and I own more stuff. I guess I hit the ground running!

I’m pretty new to the challenge scene but my card today was created for a couple of different challenges. The first is the  TGIF Challenge. That particular challenge simply required you to make a birthday themed card.

 
The next challenge is the Stampin Royalty Challenge #295. This was a color challenge that required you to use Crumbcake, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White.


I hope you enjoyed the card I presented today. Feel free to stop by and chat. I love visitors!

Wonderland Christmas card using ombré technique

Greetings everyone! I’m excited to show you something a little different that I worked on yesterday. As I stated in a previous post I have a lot of elegant eggplant cardstock left from a bridal shower I hosted a few months ago and I want to use it for some non traditional Christmas cards. This is one of the cards I created.

Wonderland Christmas card using ombré technique
The card base is elegant eggplant with a thin whisper white mat. I used whisper white for the the stamping also. I punched a 1 3/4 inch circle mask and adhered it in the upper right corner using a temporary adhesive. Using a brayer and an elegant eggplant stamp pad I turned the mat sideways and rolled and lifted the brayer after each swipe moving slightly left each time.  Cover the entire piece bottom to top. Blending is key here. You do not want stripes. Remove your circle mask to reveal the moon. Be careful not to smear the ink, it’s easy to do. Use archival black ink to stamp your trees using the wonderland stamp set. Stamp the sentiment on the bottom center with versamark. Sprinkle with silver embossing powder and tap off the excess. Use a heat tool to set and voila your done!


I’m using this card in the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. This was a new technique for me and I had fun experimenting with it. I can’t wait to see what all the fellow papercrafters submit. I’m new to challenges but am enjoying playing along with everyone.