Friday, June 29, 2012

Bee Happy!

Hello! Today I would like to share a card I made with the hexagons2love set from The Stamps Of Life.  I used two of the hexagon shapes to create a honey comb pattern. I stamped the hexagons in Crushed Curry ink.  I created the sentiment using alphabet letters from miniabc2stamp.  The little bee charm is from my stash. It was gold, so I took my black copic marker and colored it, to give it more of an aged look.  I sponged distress ink around the edges (antique linen) and my card base is kraft.

This card totally works for The Hooked On Hexagons Challenge over on the Moxie Fab blog!
 Here is another card using the set faces4stamps.  I simply punched a circle and added the smiley face.  I love all of the smileys in this set that you can add to other images. I paper pierced around the edge, and added a black and white baker's twine bow to the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Mailbox Surprise!

Hello! I have a couple of cards to share today made with fabulous stamps from The Garden Romance collection by Heartfelt Creations.  I must say I have had a lot of fun creating with these sets this month!  My first card is ultra feminine and shabby chic.  The instructions and supply list are below:

HCD 723 Garden Romance Die set
HCPC 3478-Twining Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3367-Vintage Life Background
HCPC 3480-Brookside Manor
HCPC 3475-Special Delivery
other products: kraft, white, vellum paper; prisma pencils-PC912, PC1089, PC1092, PC929, blending stumps, black Staz-On ink, Ranger distress inks in Walnut Stain and Antique Linen, baby oil for blending, lace, pink satin ribbon, baker's twine, half pearl
Fold kraft cardstock so card base measures 4.25" x 5.5". Ink edges with Walnut Stain distress ink. Cut white cardstock panel to measure 4" x 5.25". Stamp Vintage Life Background in Antique Linen distress ink and ink and distress edges.  Stamp floral image in lower right corner of white panel in black Staz-on ink and color with prisma pencils. Stamp sentiment to side of floral image in black.  Stamp butterflies from Brookside Manor onto vellum cardstock using black staz-on ink and using coordinating dies to cut. Adhere around sentiment. Adhere white cardstock panel to kraft cardstock base.  Add ribbon, lace and twine to the top of card as desired.
 I just love the sweet little bird who has nested in this mailbox!  You will find instructions and supply list for this card below:

HCPC 3475-Special Delivery PreCut Set
other supplies: Crate Paper Farmhouse patterned paper, white cardstock, black staz-on ink, Antique Linen distress ink, Prisma pencils-PC918, PC927, PC1089, PC912, PC941, PC1063, PC924, PC1086, baker's twine, black sharpie pen, paper piercing template by SU
Fold cardstock to create card base measuring 4.25" x 5.5". Ink edges with distress ink. Cut orange patterned paper to measure 4" x 5.25". Use paper piercing template to punch a border around panel. Distress edges and add faux stitch lines with black pen and adhere to card base.  Stamp image in black staz-on ink and use circle die to cut out. Color with prisma pencils. Stamp sentiment in black onto white cardstock and cut out using scissors.  Cut floral patterned paper to measure 4" x 2" and adhere to orange panel in ceter. Adhere circle image with foam dots centered over floral panel. Tie baker's twine around card base and adhere sentiment over in the lower right corner.

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog for even more inspiration from the design team!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Just Thinking About You...

Hi there!  Today I have a card that I made for the color challenge on SCS this past week-Tangerine, chocolate and artichoke.  I don't know if you remember, but their used to be a company called Daisy D's that had gorgeous vintage looking paper.  I have hoarded away several of their collections, and this paper was from one.  The stamps are from Heartfelt Creations Mailbox Surprise set.  I stamped the image in Chocolate ink from Clearsnap and then used antique linen distress ink to sponge around the edges.  I used the Spellbinder's Labels 20 (i think) die and added a paper rose and some baker's twine to the bottom.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Friday, June 22, 2012


Chevrons are all the rage (even though they are really zig-zags!) and I love this new set by The Stamps Of Life.  The best part...Stephanie has released dies that coordinate with this set, so now you can stamp and die-cut zigs and zags to your hearts content! I used the sets turtles2love and chevrons2stamp on my card above.  The cardbase and blue zig-zags are Pacific Point and the turtle is Certainly Celery and then the shell is stamped with Wild Wasabi.

I will post some cards soon using the fun chevron dies!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Butterflies, Birds and Swirls...

Hello! Today I have a couple of Heartfelt Creations cards to share with you!  The new Garden Romance collection is so beautiful.  I have had fun creating many different styles of cards with this collection.  My first card I used some sponging for color, but let the stamps do the talking.  Instructions and supplies are as follows:

HCD 723 Garden Romance Die
HCPC 3479-Wings Of Hop PreCut Set
HCPC 3480-Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3354-Classic Message PreCut Set
other product: white, black cardstock; Licorice ink-Clearsnap; Bordering Blue, Pacific Point, Night of Navy inks by SU; Stampendous snow glitter, glossy accents, sponges
Fold white card base so that it measures 4.25" x 5.5". Cut black cardstock panel to measure 5.5" x 2.25". Cut white cardstock panel to measure 5.5" x 2".  Stamp butterfly swirl image in black onto white panel two times so that the swirl looks continuous. Next using blue inks (start with lightest) sponge inks around swirls as desired. I like to have the lightest shade toward the middle of the panel and then work my darker inks around the edges.
Next stamp one large and three small butteflies from the Brookside Manor set. Using matching dies to cut. Add glossy accents and glitter to wings and then adhere over matching images on image panel.  Mat image panel with black panel and adhere towards left side of base. Stamp sentiment in lower right corner.

 This next card could be given for a man or woman's birthday.  The birds soften it a bit, but I love the look of the wood on the "on".  Supplies and instructions are below:

HCD 723 Garden Romance die
HCPC 3479-Wings Of Hope set
HCPC 3480-Brookside Manor
HCPC 3481-Add On Sentiments
other products:  Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Antique Linen distress ink; Versamark ink, kraft and white cardstock; Crate Paper designer paper Farmhouse collection; copic markers-E57, E35, C-1; black baker's twine
Fold kraft card base to measure 4.25" x 5.5".  Using Versamark ink, stamp bird swirl image over entire cardbase.  Cut wood ruler image from designer paper and adhere towards left side of card base.  Cut white cardstock panel to measure 4.25" x 2.5". Sponge Antique Linen distress ink around edges.  Stamp larger and small sentiment onto white panel and color "on" with copic markers as stated above.  Stamp the two doves from Brookside Manor set onto white cardstock and use coordinating die to cut. Adhere one on top of "O" in on sentiment. Adhere other dove to upper right corner. Tie baker's twine around bottom of image panel and tie into bow.

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog to see more inspiration from the design team!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Memory Of Lisa Lynne Wright...

 Stamps: Heartfelt Creations-Wings of Hop PreCut set and Classic Message PreCut set
Paper: white cardstock, My Mind's Eye Lost & Found DP
Ink: Chocolate by Clearsnap, Ranger Antique Linen distress ink
Accessories: Kaiser half pearls, seambinding, sewing thread, scallop border (The Stamps Of Life), Garden Romance die by Spellbinders for Heartfelt Creations (dove)

Today I am participating in a very special blog hop, to honor the memory of Lisa Lynne Wright.  Lisa's passing was sudden, and a shock to those who knew her.  I knew Lisa from the SCS community, and blog land. I recently had the honor of serving on the Heartfelt Creations design team with her, and got a glimpse of even more of her talent and beautiful personality.  She was always willing to help by answering questions, and always left the nicest comments about other's cards and projects.  She will be greatly missed in our wonderful community.  Today, we honor her and her family with cards in her memory.

Heartfelt Creations: Heartfelt Creations | Blog
Kerry Urbatch: I've got the bug...
Lisa Somerville: Designs by Lisa Somerville
Lisa Nazario-Gregory: What A Beautiful Mess
Glenda Brooks: MagPie's Corner
Olga Jewell: craftieodamae
Sue Walsh: A Consuming Passion!
Emilia van den Heuvel: Emilia van den Heuvel
Carol Hurlock: Chocolate Crafts and Bears, Oh My!
Marsha Sanderlin: Stamping Down South
Sarah Miller: Plain and Fancy Papercrafts
Giovana Smith: Believe
Emily Neihaus: Emmie-Lou Who...Stamps & You!
Linda Payne: .......Payne Holler Cards
Ending on Lisa Lynne's blog: CraftGreetings

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hexagons Hugs!

Hello, and Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!  We are having a quiet day at home with a trip to our favorite park.  I have already shared my Father's Day cards I made this year, so here is a simple one layer card (OLC) using a new set from The Stamps Of Life called hexagons2love.  Hexagons are all the rage, and it is fun to make different patterns and designs with them.  I used two different inks (Bermuda Bay and Baja Breeze) to create that gradient effect.  I also used a sentiment from words2search.

I hope you have a wonderful day with the dads in your life!


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Heartfelt Creations-White Picket Fence

I am over the moon in love with this white picket fence die from Heartfelt Creations. It is so perfect with the stamp sets in their Garden Romance Collection.  I recently had to remove several of my rose bushes that were close to my house.  We were re-landscaping and they just looked out of place.  I have plans to plant new rosebushes next year in an area of my yard that they can just go wild! This stamp reminded me of my red roses and the bluebird house I had nearby.  You can find directions and the product list for this card below!

HCD 723-Garden Romance dies
HCPC 3476-Mailbox Surprise PreCut Set
HCPC 3477- Bird Haven PreCut Set
other supplies: white cardstock, October Afternoon designer paper, Offray red gingham ribbon, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, copic markers: R14, R24, R27, YG03, E43, E35, prisma marker PM-197, foam dot adhesive
Fold white cardbase to measure 4.25" x 5.5". Stamp birdhouse and rose image in Memento Black ink in lower right corner of designer paper. Color image with markers. Stamp birdhouse onto white cardstock, color and cut out using matching die. Adhere birdhouse die cut over birdhouse image using a foam adhesive dot.  Die cut picket fence from white cardstock three times. Adhere along bottom of cardbase and cut off access fence to fit.  Stamp sentiment in black above image and tie a red, gingham bow onto top of card.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Go Fish Challenge #19-Something Patriotic!

Hello! Time for a new Go Fish Challenge. We would like you to create something patriotic! Even if you live in another country, please show us a card or project using your countries colors or symbol.  I decided to use two sets from The Stamps Of Life for my card. I used patterns4pops for the popsicle and sentiment and the smiley face is from faces4stamps.  I added some Donna Salazar Fairy Dust glitter to my bomb pop and a popsicle stick from my crafty stash.  The baker's twine is from The Twinery.

I hope you can play along with us at Go Fish!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Heartfelt Creations Garden Romance Debut!

Hello! Today is the June release for Heartfelt Creation's Garden Romance collection. So many beautiful images of roses, peonies, birds, butterflies, birdhouses and mailboxes filled with happy mail!  The coordinating die set from Spellbinder's will make you swoon, too!  Make sure you stop over and check out the Heartfelt Creations blog. You will not want to miss out on all of the wonderful inspiration provided by the rest of the HC team!  You will find the products used and instructions for my card below:

HCD 723 Garden Romance die
HCPC 3477-Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3480-Brookside Manor PreCut Set
other supplies: watercolor paper, kraft cardstock, Staz On Black ink, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose (SU inks), Ranger Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Walnut Stain, Brilliance moonlight White, vintage lace, May Arts pink burlap twine, vintage button, Stampendous Snow Glitter, Glossy Accents by Ranger, foam adhesive dot, water blending pen (SU)
Fold kraft cardstock base to measure 4.25" x 5.5".
Stamp birdhouse image onto watercolor paper in black Staz On ink, and color with inks as above using watercolor brush or blending pens. Stamp bird onto watercolor paper and use matching die to cut. Color with inks as above.  Ink edges of kraft cardstock base with white ink. Ink edges of watercolor paper with distress inks. Add glossy accents to centers of roses and sprinkle glitter on top. Adhere dove so it appears to perch on birdhouse with a foam adhesive dot.  Adhere lace to bottom of image and tie pink twine around. Add button to center of twine bow and tie a knot to adhere.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


Monday, June 11, 2012

Have A Beautiful Day!

Hello! Well, it is not so beautiful here in Ohio today. We are having a much needed, rainy kind of day.  I wanted to share this card I made for the Heartfelt Creations blog.  I LOVE the way my flower turned out, and it was quite easy to do! Below, you will find the products and instructions for making this card.

HCPC 3468-Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCPC 3474-Heartfelt Expressions PreCut Set
HCPC 3376 Distressed Leaves PreCut Set
HCD 722 Tattered Blossoms Die
other supplies: white cardstock, watercolor paper, SU markers in Real Red, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery and Old Olive; Black Staz On ink, water mister, stylus, black glitter, foam dimensional dots, Glossy Accents
First stamp flowers and leaves in black Staz On ink onto water color paper. Die cut with matching Tattered blossoms dies.  Color flowers with apricot marker and add tiny bits of red on top. Spritz with water mister and use a towel or baby wipe to smooth colors out as desired. Next color your leaves in the same way using the lighter celery color first and adding touches of the darker green. Spritz leaves with water mister and use a towel or baby wipe to smooth the colors as desired.
Use a stylus and a foam mat and mold/shape flowers while still wet. Once dry, layer and glue them together.  Using Glossy Accents, add black glitter to flower center.  Adhere leaves to back of flower.
Fold white cardstock to create a base that measures 4.25" x 5.5". Next cut a mat from white cardstock that measures 4" x 5.25". Stamp sentiment in black ink onto white cardstock mat in lower third and center it.  Adhere finished flower over sentiment so that it is also centered.  Using foam dimensional dots, center white cardstock panel with flower onto white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday, June 8, 2012

The Stamps Of Life: Turtle2love

Hello! Today I have a few cards to share using this month's The Stamps Of Life club release-turtles2love.  This set is a lot of fun because there are so many cool things to do with the different shells.  In the card above, I did exactly what the set was meant for-turtles! I stamped the solid shell in Certainly Celery ink, and then stamped the dots in Old Olive.  The dew drops were added as "bubbles".
In the card above, I used one of the patterned turtle shells to create a pattern.  I then used a sentiment from the sympathy4you set to stamp along the diagonal.  You would never know that shape was meant for a turtle shell, now would you?
Last, I have a graduation card I made with yet another turtle shell design.  I also used the big swirl from swirls2build in the background. Love how Stephanie's sets coordinate with each other.  It gives you so many possibilities while stamping!
I hope you are inspired to find a stamp in your stash and use it in a way it was never meant to be used!!

edit: I added this to Virginia's "stretch you stamps" challenge. It fits perfectly and you don't have to submit a new post!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Tea, anyone?

Hello! Today I am sharing a card I made for the Heartfelt Creations blog.  I was inspired to create this card, after seeing Becky's beautiful card HERE.  I love that this tea set matches the Spellbinder's nesting tea cups. Makes everything so easy, and I love it when things coordinate!  Be sure to check out the Heartfelt Creations blog to see many other wonderful projects from the DT.
Here are the instructions on how to make my card above:

HCPC 3354-Classic Message PreCut set
HCPC 3469-Tattered Blossom Swirls
HCPC 3472-China Fragments PreCut set
HCPC 3473-Tattered Background PreCut set
Spellbinder's Nested Tea Cups die set
other supplies:  white, kraft, sage shadow cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Ranger distress inks in Antique Linen and Walnut Stain, Pink Pirouette ink SU, copic markers, seambinding, vintage stick pin
Fold Sage Shadow card base so it is 4.25" x 4.25". Ink edges with Walnut Stain ink. Cut kraft cardstock to measure 4"x4". Stamp Tattered Background in Antique linen distress ink and ink edges with Walnut Stain ink. Cut white cardstock panel to measure 2.25"x3.5". Stamp Tattered Swirls in pink and ink edges with Antique linen ink. Mat white panel with Sage cardstock that measures 2.5" x 3.75" and ink edges.  Stamp two tea cups and two handles onto white cardstock in black ink and use coordinating dies to cut. Color with copic markers and sponge distress inks to shade. Adhere to white panel by stacking your tea cups. I used foam dots to pop the bottom teacup and add dimension. Stamp sentiment under teacups. Punch a whole where card folds and tie seam binding in a bow over kraft panel that is showing. Add stick pin to center of bow.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Go Fish Challenge #18 and FWF-A sketch for Father's Day

Hello! It is time for another Go Fish challenge! This week we have a sketch for you and would like you to use the sketch to make a Father's Day card.  This card will go to my dad. i used papers from echo park's This & That collection (LOVE), and the stamps are from the Unity/ippity set Authentic Man. I distressed all of my paper edges with Antique Linen and Walnut Stain distress ink.  The card image is stamped in the Antique Linen ink, too. I love the scrabble tile stickers that come with this collection from echo park. The colors are just YUMMY, too.
I made this card for Unity's FWF.  You can buy this cool ippity set from my pal Noelle. She ships for free, and gives 25 yards of free baker's twine with every order!!!
Below you will find the fab sketch photo:

Thanks so much for stopping by!