Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  I wish you a year of blessings and creativity!

One of my resolutions for this year is to consistently post ideas here.  I hope you will stop by often and would love to have you share your comments.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • It’s My Party DSP; Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock; Gold Foil Sheet
  • VersaMark stamp pad
  • Basic Black embossing powder
  • Large Numbers framelits dies

Pet Sympathy

FMS208 - pet sympathyFMS208

For pet owners, losing a pet is losing a member of the family.  Our daughter’s golden retriever is having health issues and they know he will not be with them much longer.  I borrowed the retired D is for Dog stamp set from a fellow stamper a couple of weeks ago to have a sympathy card ready, but haven’t been inspired to make a card until I saw this sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  It was perfect for this stamp set and I’m pleased with the clean and simple result.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th FlagHere’s a card I CASE’d for celebrating America’s Independence Day.  It’s a super easy card but is just perfect for the holiday.  The flag is created using the Work of Art stamp set with Night of Navy and Real Red ink, along with some stars punched from Silver Glimmer paper.  I added the sentiment and another star punched from Red Glimmer paper.  Although it doesn’t show in the photo, the Night of Navy base panel is embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Enjoy your celebrations this weekend!

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July 4th Spinner Card

July 4 pinwheelAs the July 4th weekend approaches, I know many neighborhoods host parades and children will be decorating their bikes for the event, which inspired this cute little card I made for our granddaughters. I thought a spinner card would be fun for them as the oldest is 4 years old and enjoys interactive cards.

To make this card, I cut out the polka dot pinwheel using the Pinwheel Die.  I marked where I wanted the slot for the pinwheel and punched it using the Word Window Punch. Two pennies are used for the spinner.  Place the pennies on each side of the slot and adhere them together with a small round dimensional.  Then use a glue dot to attach the pinwheel to the outside penny.  The tricycle, from the Moving Forward stamp set, is one of my favorites from a few years ago. It is stamped in Night of Navy with a small Real Red star from the Something to Say stamp set added to the basket.  I used Real Red Candy Dots in the center of the wheels.  The sentiment is from the And Many More stamp set.  It is stamped in Real Red and punched out with the new Washi Label Punch.

FMS188 – Cheers!

FMS188 - Cheers

FMS188 sketch

The month of May has been such a cloudy and rainy month where I live that thoughts of a vacation in some sunny location must have been on my mind as I played with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.   The sunburst from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set, the Happy Hour stamp set, and a bright color palette all came together to create this cheerful card.

Here’s the details:

I started with a Bermuda Bay base.

The sunburst is stamped in Crushed Curry and the sentiment stamped in the center using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Using the Circles Collection framelit dies, I cut out the sunburst and layered it on Crushed Curry card stock cut with the next larger circle in the collection.

The three limes are stamped in Lucky Limeade on a narrow banner.

Using my Basic Black and Melon Mambo markers, I inked up the drink image, stamped it on Whisper White card stock and “fussy cut” it out.  The little umbrella is stamped in Bermuda Bay and also fussy cut.

The Happy Hour stamp set is being retired from the Stampin’ Up! product line, so be sure to order yours before Tuesday, June 2.

Visit the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see the other fun cards made with this sketch!

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