#tgifc168 – Just a Note

Today I’m playing along with the #tgifc168 sketch challenge.


A customer recently shared with me her creations using the Swirly Bird stamp set and framelits which inspired me to play with that set again.  I just love the fun whimsical stamps in that set.


My color palette uses three of the new In Colors – Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, and Call Me Clover.  I started with a Whisper White card base and added a piece of of Balmy Blue DSP.  Next, I added a layer of Blueberry Bushel cardstock.  I cut a wavy border of Balmy Blue using the wavy thinlit in the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits set.   I stamped the small Blueberry Bushel scribbles directly onto the Whisper White panel, as well as the kite string.  The stems & leaves for the flowers are stamped onto a circle cut with the second smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits. The flowers were stamped in Lovely Lipstick, cut out with their corresponding Swirly Scribbles thinlit and popped up with a Dimensional.  I added a small rhinestone to the center of each flower.  The kite is hand cut and also popped up.  Finally, the sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set and is embossed in white on a strip of Lovely Lipstick cardstock.

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GDP146 – Love and Hugs

Today I’m sharing a card using this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge.



As you can I see, I liked the hearts in the sketch!  I used the cute hearts from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, stamping them in Rich Razzleberry and coloring with Watercolor Pencils.  The hearts were cut out using the coordinating Support Ribbon framelits.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Powder Pink.  My color scheme of Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Calypso Coral came from the background piece of retired Painted with Love Speciality DSP.

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Cool Treats

Today I’m sharing another card made with the Cool Treats stamp set and coordinating Frozen Treats Framelits Dies.  Popsicles seem like the perfect way to cool off in hot July weather, and we have been experiencing some very hot temperatures here in Nebraska!   This card also features the fun new Foil Frenzy Speciality DSP.

To make this card:

  • Start with a Soft Sky card base.
  • Add a 1-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Soft Sky Foil Frenzy.  I just love the shimmer in this paper.
  • On a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Pool Party and Berry Burst inks.
  • Stamp the 3 popsicle sticks in Crumb Cake.
  • Stamp the popsicle image 3 times onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock – once each in Lemon-Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Pool Party.  Cut out each image with the matching framelit die and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Layer this panel onto a 3-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ piece of Berry Burst cardstock.
  • Adhere this to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Summertime Blues

The theme for the current TGIF! challenge is the Summertime Blues.  What’s a cure for those blues – enjoying ice cream with our granddaughters at the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor in LeMars, IA!

And that was the inspiration for my card, along with the Fab Friday sketch challenge.

To make this card, I started with a Pool Party card base and added the blue background print from the retired Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  I adhered a piece of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon to the card background.

I cut all the pieces for the sundae using the Frozen Treats Framelits.  The scoops of ice cream are cut from Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, and Flirty Flamingo cardstock.  The topping is cut from Chocolate Chip cardstock, the spoons from the Silver Foil paper, and the bowl from Tasty Treats Specialty DSP.  The Multipurpose Liquid Glue works well for assembling the sundae.  Using a sentiment from the retired Tasty Trucks stamp set, I made a small banner which is adhered to the back of the ice cream dish.  Next, I tied a small bow of Linen Thread around the two spoons and attached them to the bowl using a glue dot.  A small Real Red cherry tops off the sundae.  I then adhered the sundae onto a Whisper White circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits and added the cute Flirty Flamingo scalloped circle cut with the Layering Circles Framelits.   Finally, I popped up the assembled circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now I may need to go enjoy some more ice cream!


Current Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Silver Foil
  • Ink: Archival Basic Black
  • Tools: Big Shot; Frozen Treats, Stitched Shapes, and Layering Circles Framelits
  • Embellishments: Linen Thread, 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon

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

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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!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used: