Thursday, August 29, 2013

Postage Stamp Cards

August 29, 2013

We are back from a wonderful weekend in Chicago.  We attended the wedding of our dear friends daughter.  It was a beautiful wedding and the weather was amazing.  It is always special to feel so much love in one room. :)))

Now, back to reality.  I am hosting my first two card making classes this week, so I have been busy preparing samples and cutting paper all day.  I chose to do a sympathy card for one of the examples.  It seems that all to often that we need an extra one in our card boxes. 

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke

Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers, Tiny Tiny Wishes

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Embossing Folders (Square Lattice, Stylish Stripes, Perfect Polka Dots, Honeycomb) , Beautiful Butterflies Bigz, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, 1" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Postage Stamp Punch

Embellishments:  Rhinestones

I thought I would include a picture from the wedding.
 Good Times!

Until Next Time!
Happy Stampin!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Envelope Maker

August 24, 2013

Just wanted to share my newest Stampin' Up! item.  I pre-ordered the new envelope maker and it arrived Thursday evening.  We are in Chicago for the weekend for our dear friends daughter's wedding, but can't wait to get home and play with this new product.  Stayed tuned for some fun envelopes to go with my cards.

Who wouldn't smile when they open their mailbox and find an beautiful, bright card with a fun envelope! 

This item will be available for purchase on Sept. 1, 2013.  
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Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Swallowtail/Gorgeous Grunge

August 20, 2013

Believe it or not, we had about 30 minutes of sunshine today in Georgia.  Haven't seen the sun in so long, I almost forgot what it looks and feels like!  :))

Today I made the same card in five different color combinations.  I  love the Swallowtail Stamp Set and I am always amazed how it takes on a different feel each time I stamp with it.  Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set was a give away at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  I wasn't sure that I would ever use it, but I am crazy about the little pop of color it added to the background of these cards.  I think I will be using this stamp set a lot now!  Thank you Stampin' Up!!!!!!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  Swallowtail, Gorgeous Grunge and Chalk Talk

Ink:  Early Expresso, Rich Razzleberry,  Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Baked Brown Sugar and Versa Mark

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Embossing Powders: Early Expresso, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Heat Tool, Heating Buddy, Glue Dots, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/2 Circle Punch, 1 3/4 Circle Punch and Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Ribbon: Taffeta Ribbon in Tangerine Tango), Trim, Crochet Trim, Denim Jean Ribbon 

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Wishing you sunny days!
Happy Stampin!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Clean and Simple Challenge

August 19, 2013 

Another gloomy day, so I thought I would enter the Paper Players #159 challenge.  It is a difficult concept for me because it is one-layer card.  It should be so simple, but I struggled with the simplicity of the sketch.  I would like to thank Ann Marie Hile for her card idea.  It inspired me to give it a try.  Here is my take on the clean-and-simple challenge.

I looked down at the shirt I was wearing and got instant inspiration from the beautiful peacock feathers.  With a little extra bling it made this dreary day, less dreary!  ENJOY!!!!!

                                                          Here is my take on this fabric.


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White

Ink: Tempting Turquoise

Stamp Set:  World Treasures

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Snail Adhesive, Stampin' Write Markers-Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Old Olive  Apothecary Accents Framelits,  Sizzix Framelits

Embellishments:  Rhinestones, Linen Thread

Until next time!
Happy Stampin!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Hello Baby!

August 18, 2013

Another rainy day------enough said!
My bonus daughter (Niki) is at the hospital waiting on her new nephew to arrive.  Perfect excuse to make a baby card today.  His nursery is gray and green, so I tried to incorporate those colors in my card.  

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Smokey Slate, Baja Breeze, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White

Ink:  Smokey Slate, Pistachio Pudding and a SU stamp set in my stash that I can't find the name of ????

Stamp Sets:  Six Sided Sampler, Teeny Tiny Wishes, 

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Snail Adhesive, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Hexagon Punch, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, 

Embellishments: Pearls

Hopefully, Baby Aden will arrive soon!

Happy Stampin!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Timeless Talk

August 15, 2013

I have several birthdays to celebrate this week.  All of my friends love to chat about the good old days, so I couldn't help but think of them when I looked through my stamps and saw the old phonograph in Timeless Talk.   I liked the way it worked with the  music designer paper in Witches' Brew that was on my table from another card I made this morning. 
I am submitting this card to the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week.  I loved the lay out that Margaret Moody created for this week's challenge.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Basic Black

Stamp Set:  Timeless talk

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Circles Collection  Framelits, 

Embellishments:  Pearls

Wishing you a fantastic weekend!

Happy Stampin!

Halloween Hello

August 15, 2013

Good Morning!  It is a gloomy, gloomy day and it is only 66 degrees in Greensboro, GA.  That is very strange weather in August.  With the cooler weather, it brings happy thoughts of Fall.  I love every thing about Fall.  It makes me think of Halloween and I LOVE Halloween!!!!!!  I am sharing a card I created with my new stamp set Halloween Hello!  I laugh every time I look at this little witch.  She makes me happy!  :)))) I am adding this to the Freshly Made Sketches contest this week.  I love the simplicity of their sketches.  Hope you can imagine this little witch flying by for a trick or treat!  ENJOY! 


Stampin' Up! Products: 

Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Basic Black

Stamp Sets:  Halloween Hello and Northwoods greeting (I had this in my Halloween Stash)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/2 Circle Punch 

This is a very easy card to make.  I didn't add any embellishments today, because I thought the little witch said it all!

Have a fantastic day!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Chalk Talk--

August 14. 2013

Gloomy day today, so I did some cleaning in my craft room and made a fun card using the new Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelits.  I love this set and I think I will be using it a lot!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Witches' Brew Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Real Red and Basic Black

Stamp Set:  Chalk Talk

Tools:  Stampin Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Embellishments:  Red Ric-Rac Ribbon

I laughed when I finished this card.  I though it looked like an Alabama Fan card.  Even though I am a dyed in the wool Indiana Hoosier, I do cheer for the Georgia Bull Dawgs!

This card is simple and can be used for a birthday or congratulations card.

Happy Stampin!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

For You (Eastern Elegance)

August 13, 2013

It is a beautiful day in Greensboro, GA.  I started the day playing tennis with some very dear ladies.  We always have so much fun!    We play for fun and friendship.  I have found that is the best kind of tennis!

When I returned home, I had a new box of goodies from Stampin' Up waiting for me!  The UPS man delivered it at 10:00 p.m. last night, so I waited to open it when I got home.  I love playing with all my new toys.  It is like Christmas morning when I open the box.  I never remember what I ordered, so, it is exciting to discover all the wonderful  treasures.

One of the new items was a package of Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper (130131).  It is beautiful and very different than most of my choices.  I also, received Smoky Slate paper in my box.  I am not a fan of gray, but I love it with Coastal Cabana Ink.  I think it may be a new go-to color choice.  I hope you like my newest card design!

 Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Smoky Slate, Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper, Whisper White

Ink:  Coastal Cabana

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness and Chalk Talk

Tools:  Stampin Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Cutting Machine, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 1/38 inch Circle Punch, 1 1/2 Circle Punch

Embellishments:  Ribbon

This card can be used for any occasion.  Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, Thinking of you, Congratulations and Just Because!  The list goes on and on-------

Please visit my website at: to order any of the supplies you need to get started.

Happy Stampin!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Asian Themed Card

August 12, 2013

I am sharing a card that I made for a friend today. She asked me to help her with an Asian themed card. This is so far out of my comfort zone, but I did some researching on blogs and found inspiration.  I am CASing (Copy and Share) a card idea by Mary Fish (Stampin' Pretty). I hope you will enjoy my take on her card.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Real Red, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets:  Asian Artistry, Eastern Blooms, Circle Circus, Wildflower Meadows

Ink:  Real Red

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer, Snail Adhesive, 1 1/4 inch Square Punch, Oval Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Embellishments:  Rhinestones

Please let me know if I can answer any questions about Stampin' Up! or card making!
I love the products and I know you can do this, too!

Happy Stampin!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Birthday!

August 11, 2013

Happy Sunday!  I took a few days off, so I found a few minutes to make a card for a special friend.
I love the combination of Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight.  Regarding Dahlias is one of my favorite "go to" stamps and the chevron look is so popular!  Hope it brings a smile to all of you!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla

Ink: Versa Mark

Stamp Set: Regarding Dahlias   

Tools: Stampin' Trimmer,  Big Shot Cutting Machine,  Chevron Embossing Folder,
Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots,

Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Antique  Brad

This card will be submitted to Create with Connie and Mary using the CCMC263 Sketch! CCMC263

Have a GREAT week!
Happy Stampin!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

World Treasures

August 8, 2013

Today I played with the new "World Treasures" stamp set.  I find the peacock very interesting and loved using bright colors to enhance the feathers!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Midnight Muse (126843),  Gumball Green (126840),  Melon Mambo (115320),  Whisper White (100730)

Stamp Set:  World Treasures (132100 wood)   (126767 clear)

Ink: Midnight Muse Stamp Pad (126860)

Tools:  Stampin' Up! Trimmer (126889), Big Shot Cutting Machine (113439),  Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003),  Square Lattice Embossing  Folder (119976), Snail Adhesive (104332),  Tombow Markers: Green, Pink and Yellow, Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Embellishments:  Rhinestones (110246)

It is a perfect day to make a card!   Visit my online shop at:

Wishing you a lovely day!
Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's All About the Candy!

August 7, 2013

I LOVE the new Designer Series Paper for Halloween!  I love Halloween!!! ---Dressing up and Candy---- What's not to like?

 Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Pumpkin Pie (105117) Witches' Brew  Designer Series Paper (132185)

Ink:  Basic Black )

Stamp Set:  Halloween Hello (131718 wood)  (131721 clear)

Tools:  Snail Adhesive (104332), Postage Stamp Punch (122344), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246),  Paper Snips (103579),
Black (100082), Old Olive (100531), Pumpkin Pie (105115) Stampin' Write Markers,
Black/ Orange Ribbon from my stash, Northwoods Rubber Stamp (witch)

Hope this brings a smile your way!

Happy Stampin!

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Truly Grateful

August 5, 2013

It is a hot and humid today in Georgia , so I felt like trying my new stamp set featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  You can find a link to this catalog on the left side of my blog.  Today, I am featuring the " Truly Grateful" stamp set.  Fall is my favorite time of the year and the new Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper is perfect to go along with the feeling of Fall! 

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Chocolate Chip (102128), Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (132184), Watercolor Paper (122959), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink:  Early Expresso (126974), Tangerine Tango (126946), Crushed Curry (131173)

Stamp Set:  Truly Grateful (131730 wood) (131733 clear)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889),  Stampin' Distress Tool (127562), Sponge Daubers (102892)

Embellishments: Natural Trim(129287), Brads, Decorative Label Punch (120907), Paper Clip



Happy Stampin!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Delicate Doilies

August 5, 2013

Thought this card would bring a smile on Monday morning!
I used two bright summer colors: Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper: Strawberry Slush (131295), Daffodil Delight (119683), Very Vanilla (101650)

Ink: Strawberry Slush (131178), Daffodil Delight (126944)

Stamp Sets: Delicate Doilies (128541 wood) (122592 clear), Hello Lovely (128610 wood) (122847clear)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Decorative Label Punch (120907), Snail Adhesive (104332),
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Big Shot Cutting Macine (113439), 2 1/2 Circle Punch (120906), 1 3/4 Circle Punch (119850), Corner Rounder

Embellishments:  5/8" Crochet Trim (118481), Candy Dots (130931)

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin!

Sending Out A Birthday "HOOT!"

August 4, 2013

My niece, Olivia is going to turn 12 this week!  How did that happen?  One more year until she becomes an official teenager.  She loves owls, so I used the Stampin' Up! Owl punch to create this special birthday card for her.  I hope she loves it!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Primrose Pedals (126841),  Summer Starfruit (126839), Baja Breeze (Retired), Patio Party Designer Series Paper (Retired), Whisper White (100730),  Early Expresso (119686),  Crumb Cake (120953)

Ink:  Early Expresso (126974)

Stamp Sets:  Bring on the Cake (128490  wood), (121958 clear), Sketched Birthday (130423 wood) (130426)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Owl Paper Punch (118074), Snail Adhesive (104332), Wiggle Eyes,  Markers (131264), Pinwheel Die Cut (Retired), Toothpick, Glue Dots (103683), Mini Brad (122941)

Thank you to for the inspriation!

ENJOY!  Don't forget to make every day special!

Happy Stampin!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Timeless Talk

August 3. 2013

I am so excited to share my cards that I made this afternoon.  I love rustic/primitive items and couldn't wait to play with the new stamp set "Timeless Talk!"  

Anyone that knew me as a child, knows I spent countless hours on the telephone.  Without recorders, caller ID, call waiting, cell phones or texting, it was always a mystery who was on the other end of the line!  If I only had a dime for every time my Daddy told me to "GET OFF THE PHONE!!!!!!!"


Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Bermuda Bay (131197), Cajun Craze (119684), First Edition Designer Series Paper (Retired)

Stamp Set:  Timeless Talk (126606 wood) (126607 clear)

Ink:   Early Expresso (126974)

Tools:  Stampin' Trimmer (126889),  Big Shot Cutting Machine (113439),   Stripes Embossing Folder (123128),  Argyle Embossing Folder (127750),  Alphabet Press Embossing Folder (130916),  Squares Collection Framelits (130921), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Snail Adhesive (104332), Stampin' Distress Tool (127562),  Paper Piercing Tool (126189), Brads, Sponge Daubers (102892)

Wishing all of you a fabulous weekend!
Please shop online to make these fun and easy cards in any color!!

Happy Stampin!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Get Well Wishes

August 1, 2013

Today I created a card for a very dear friend that is ill. I hope this will brings a big smile and the warm feeling that I am thinking of her!  She is in my prayers!

Stampin' Up! Products:

Paper:  Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650), Floral District Designer Series (Retired) 

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (126950)

Stamp Set:  Tag It (130300 wood) (130303 clear) Regarding Dahlias (130324 wood) (130327 clear)

Tools:  Big Shot Cutting Machine (113439),  Stampin' Trimmer  (126889), Snail Adhesive (104332)
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Heat Tool (129053), White Embossing Powder (109132)

Embellishments:  Crochet Trim (118481), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)