Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Two days in a row!

Good Morning!  I have to admit I haven't been in my stamp studio for several months.  I did get to play with a new punch and stamp set a few weeks ago so I thought I would share before the holiday season is over.  I used a fun set from Concord and 9th along with a deer punch from Hobby Lobby.  The wreath die in that set is what had me wanting this set.  I like that you can use it as a stand alone die or with the stamp set.  

I probably won't get back to posting on my blog every day but I'll try to do better in the New Year!  

Monday, December 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hug In A Mug Treat!

This was another cute treat that we made at the Stampin' Up Retreat.  Have you seen these Duncan Hines mixes - perfect size for 1?  I can't wait to get my mug out and give this a try!  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Half Full

This was another card that we made at the Stampin' UP Retreat.  It is a multi fold with a cute message.  We used the Half Full stamp set and a pretty Holly embossing folder.  

Monday, October 9, 2017

Stampin' Up Retreat!

So it's always a good day when you get to visit a great friend, but an even better day when you and your friend go to a fun stamping event together!  Thank you Susan!
Our setting for a fun day of stamping!  

New stamping friends!  

Here are the fun Halloween cards that we made at our stamp retreat.  I just love the Halloween cards, aren't they cute?  

And here are a couple of Halloween & Fall 3D treats that we put together.  

Fall cards - some we made and a couple are swap cards.  Love the colors of Fall.

Holiday cards!

A 3D card with a treat box incorporated on top of the card.  

And look at the free stuff from the wonderful 
It was a great event and I'm so glad that I was able to enjoy the day of stamping fun!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello Fall

I know it's not officially Fall but the weather here has been fall-like!  This is my favorite season of all because of the weather and that football season is back!  I am sorry that I have not been posting on my blog. I spent 2 weeks in Brazil with my husband and then when we returned my husband retired!  We took a trip to visit family in Ohio and to go to a Buckeye game!  It is an exciting time and I'm hoping to get back in the stamp room again soon.  Thanks for sticking with me!  

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Girlfriends Laughing

This stamp set just made me smile.  Two friends having a good laugh, nothing better huh?  

Products Used:  

Card stock:  White & Black scraps, PTI Berry Sorbet, Amuse Studio Bermuda
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Stitched Circles, Circle Dies, Embossing Folders  Quickutz Polka Dots & Cuttlebug Musical Flourish, Copic Markers, Fun Foam 
Monday, August 21, 2017

Watercolor Wishes

I took this kit with me to Brazil and I had fun putting all the cards together.  It is called Watercolor Wishes from Stampin' UP.  The kit came with everything I needed to make 20 cards!  I did change a few things - like using more birthday sentiments on the cards and I didn't care for the butterfly wood veneers so I didn't use those.  Overall it was a great kit!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thank You's

We spent a couple of weeks in Brazil and my husband needed thank you cards.  These were clean and simple and were just perfect for him.  I haven't spent any time stamping since we returned from our trip but I'm hoping to be back to creating very soon!  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Altenew Halftone Circles, Hero Arts Spring Hello by Lia
Card stock:  Amuse Studio Sugar & Grass
Ink:  Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey, Onyx Versafine
Other:  Simon Says Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Takin' a Break!

I won't be posting anything for the next couple of weeks!  Don't worry I'll be back!  

Monday, July 31, 2017

Birthday Dots!

This is a total CASE card from one of my favorite card designers - Laura Fadora.  I tried to replicate her fun card after watching her video.  I really enjoy her sense of humor while she's creating cards!  My water splatters got a little out of control?!  

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Simon Says Thoughtful Messages
Card Stock:  Simon Says Card base, Canson XL Watercolor   
Ink:  Onyx Versafine, Versamark, Distress Inks Candied Apple, Spice Marmelade, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Mermaid Lagoon, Wilted Violet
Other:  Circle Die to create a mask for ink blending, Sequins, 3D adhesive

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Perfect Couple!

A quick anniversary card for today!

Products Used:  

Stamps:  Perfect Couple (Stampin' Up)  
Card stock:  Black & White Notecard in stash, Sugar, Black scrap
Ink:  Onyx Versafine
Other:  MFT Stitched Square Scallop Frames
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Do More Of What Makes You Happy!

Woo Hoo, look at me I used another wood stamp today!  Susan, do you recognize this stamp?  I saw that they were using it at Impress a few weeks ago and it is pretty cute don't you think?  I used the Amuse Studio Brushstrokes stamp set for the background and then stamped with Onyx Versafine ink. I also added a few Nuvo drops this time!  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Birthday Cards

I pulled out this wood stamp to make a few birthday cards.  I picked this stamp up at Hobby Lobby a few years ago - they  might still have it since they don't change things up too often!  It's a fun stamp with lots of good sentiments for celebrating a birthday!  

For the blue/green card I used Brushstrokes by Amuse Studio for the background.  On the pink/yellow card I created my own background using Distress Oxide inks.  I stamped with Onyx Versafine ink.  

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Banner Sentiments!

Did you see the new paper tapes from Amuse Studio?  The paper tape is perfect for all your papercrafting projects and your planner too!  

Amuse Studio Products Used:  www.amusestudio.com

Stamps:  Banner Sentiments
Card stock:  Shell A2 Card base, Seattle
Ink:  Blush, Lime, Seattle
Other:  Paper Tape, Be Brave Die Set