So Grateful

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer Everyone!  Summer sure did come in with a bang.  I hope everyone is staying cool and baring this hot weather we are having.  I have another butterfly card I wanted to share with you.  It is made from the retired set "Fresh Vintage".  If you haven't noticed, I really like the Beautiful Butterfly die.  Thanks for looking and come back soon!





Recipe:
Paper:  SU Poppy Parade, Bazzil Cream
Stamp:  SU Retired Fresh Vintage, SU Apothecary Art
Ink: SU Poppy Parade
Ribbon:  SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding
(I colored w/SU marker-poppy parade)
Accessories:  Pearls

Beautiful Butterfly Easel

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Wednesday bloggers,

I wanted to share this very beautiful butterfly easel card with you.  I love how it turned out.  The only thing, I wish it were a little larger. This was made with the Stampin Up Beautiful Butterfly die.  I was inspired by addINKtive designs, she seems to be the queen of making these butterfly easel cards.  I am going to try making this card with the Lifestyle nested butterflies.  They have several sizes and the largest one is big.  Check back to see it, I hope to get it done some time this week.  As always, thanks for stopping by, if you like my card, please leave a comment or follow me.  Stay cool and safe for the next couple of days, it is suppose to be 100 or more degrees the rest of the week.


Recipe:
Paper:  SU Rich Razzleberry
Stamp:  SU Retired hostess Happiest Birthday
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  SU Vintage Wallpaper folder, bling brad, pop dots

Hello, my friend

Friday, June 15, 2012

TGIF!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and ready for the weekend, I know I am.  I wanted to share with you a card I made for a card swap that I am going to tomorrow.  I had to make 24 of them.  I am so excited, because this is my first card swap ever!!!  I'm not sure how this is going to work.  If someone comes up to me and wants to swap a card I don't like....do I say "no"?  I don't think I would have the heart to say "no".  Anyway, I will let you know all about it later.   As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations.  If you like my card, please leave a message and or follow me.  Here is my card!


Recipe:
Paper:  SU Whisper White,Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, DSP International Bazaar
Stamp:  SU My Friend, Papillpon Potpourri 
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Accessories:  SU Embossing Folder Fancy Fan, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 
Framelits Labels Collection, Rhinestones 

Stampin Up Explosion

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I hope everyone's week is going well.  I wanted to share with you some cards I made this weekend at a Stampin' Up camp.  We made five beautiful cards with some of the new stamp sets.  


The first one is an easel card, made with the new stamp set "Bootiful Occasions". There are four boot designs in this set.    See the new clear faceted button, they are really nice.  Do you see how the envelope has the beautiful clouds....just love it.  You take a piece of paper and cut large scallops and just sponge the clouds on!!!!  



This next card was made with the new "You're Amazing" Stamp Set. To get the different colors we had to use 3 different markers. See the tickets, it was made with a wheel stamp! 


This next card is a Z-Fold card made using the new "Make a Cake" stamp set.   The "Happy Birthday" image is from the "You're Amazing" stamp set.  Aren't these colors just wonderful!


This card was made using the "Decorate a Daisy" Stamp Set and the New "Daydream" Jumbo Stampin' Wheel.  I love how this card turned out.  You may not be able to tell, but the flowers are embossed.  The leaves were made from the "Blossom Petals Builder" and I made the veins with a black maker.  The Designer Series Paper is from the new "International Bazaar" DSP Pack.  The colors and patterns in this pack are beautiful! 


And lastly, this card was made using the "Affection Collection" stamp set.  This card is like a Victorian design.   The "LOVE" stamp is beautiful and can be used in many ways. 

Did you notice how I stamp on each envelope to match the card!  Just love it!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards.  I love all the new stamp sets and can't wait to create more.  If you like my cards, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  Also, follow me, so you can see more creations.








World's Greatest Papa

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I wanted to share another male/Father's Day card with you.  I was so excited yesterday when my new stamp set and die came in from My Favorite Things, that I just had to make another Father's Day card.  I finished it up today and wanted to share with you.  I made this for my grandchildren to give to their "papa".  As always thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment if you like my card.  Also, if you like my cards/projects, please click down on the right side of this blog and follow me.  Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back soon!!!

Recipe:
Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, Bo Bunny Weekend Market Collection
Stamp:  MFT Masculine Graphic T-Shirt & Stamp Set, MSE letters
Ink: SU Early Espresso, Tim Holtz markers -
 fried brick, vintage photo, faded jeans (I used the markers to color the white CTMH ribbon
Accessories:  SU pop dots, CTMH White Daisy Ribbon




Perfect Plum

Friday, June 8, 2012

Happy Friday Bloggers, how was your week.  It went by pretty fast for me.  I am so proud of myself because I blogged every day this week.  It's not easy to keep up with blogging.  You really have to commit to doing this everyday.  I really love sharing my projects with everyone and really appreciate you stopping by.

Today, I have a card that I did for a card swap.  I love the color and how this card came out.  I hope the people who received this card love it as much as I do.  This week was just about a perfect week, no humidity and lots of sunshine.  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the hot weather that we are going to have.


Recipe:
Paper:  SU Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Stamp:  SU Mixed Bunch
Ink: SU Perfect Plum
Accessories:  SU Embossing Folder Elegant Lines, small oval


Time to Celebrate

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Good morning Bloggers, I am back with a male card.  I made this card a while ago for a birthday.  I was looking through my cards that I needed to post and thought this would be a good one since Father's Day is coming soon.  It is almost "time to celebrate" Father's Day and I hope you have thought about what card you are going to make.  Thanks for stopping by, if you like this card, please leave a comment.  Have a wonderful day!


 
Recipe:
Paper:  SU Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Bo Bunny Time Piece Collection
Stamp:  Hero Arts - Find Joy
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Embossing Folder Clock and Steampunk Set and Bigz Gadget Gears, Justrite custom Nested Sentiment Dies, brad, distresser

Mojo Monday 244 - Hello, Cupcake!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I'm playing along with the Mojo Monday #244 sketch. I just bought this birthday paper by "Imaginisce" called "Hello, Cupcake!".  There are so many colors and different patterns, it was difficult for me to figure out which one to use.  I like doing the Mojo Monday's the first of the month, because for every 50 cards, you can win a prize.  So, if you enjoy making cards, click the Mojo Monday #244 above and join the fun.  As always, thanks for checking out my blog, if you like my card, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  



Recipe:
Paper:  SU Real Red, Imaginisce Hello, Cupcake 
Stamp:  Close to my Heart - Happy Birthday 
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: Doodlebug Twine Ladybug, Tim Holtz Rosette, SU Scallop Punch



Waltzingmouse Sketch

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Tuesday Bloggers,

I was surfing the internet and saw Waltzingmouse Stamps was celebrating their 100th sketch challenge and thought I would make a card.  I have never participated in their sketches, but I love their stamps.  They are very detailed and easy to work with.  If you are interested in their stamps here is their website.  They are located in the UK, if you order a certain amount shipping is free.  Thanks again for checking out my blog, if you like my card, please leave a comment, or follow me on my blog.  I am always looking for new friends in blog land!  Have a wonderful week.



Recipe:
Paper:  110 lbs cream cardstock, Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings Collection, 
Stamp:   Waltzingmouse Stamp Victorian Frippery
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories:  Prima Flower, Spellbinder Circles



Simple Black and White Card

Monday, June 4, 2012

I saw this vase on a website and can't remember where I saw it. You take the small oval SU punch and punch the oval out. Then you take the scissors and cut a small part of the top and bottom off and there you have a vase. I ran it through the cuttlebug and then added a little bling to the base to give it character. Thanks again for taking the time to read my blogs!


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Father's Day

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  After Friday's heavy rain and some people in the area had tornadoes, this weekend turned out to be a beautiful one.  This weekend I had stamp club and we made a Father's Day card and I made another one that I want to share with you.  There are a lot of tutorials on YouTube if you are wondering how to make these cards.  If you can't find them, just leave a comment or send me an email and I will look for one to send to you.  I really like the second shirt I made, you can make this shirt in less than five minutes.  I am also loving the new Stampin Up DSP, I used the Comfort Cafe  DSP for both of the cards.  I hope you all are getting ready for Father's Day, it is about two weeks away.  Have a wonderful week and if you like my card, please leave a comment.


Recipe:
Paper:  SU Midnight Muse, SU DSP Comfort Cafe
Stamp: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Accessories:  SU Bitty Banners Framelits, pop dots, brads



Recipe:
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla, SU DSP Comfort Cafe
Stamp:  SU Best Dad Ever
Ink: SU Soft Suede
Accessories:  brads

Mojo Monday 243 - Happy Father's Day

Friday, June 1, 2012

Good evening Bloggers!  What a night of heavy rain, flood warnings, tornado warnings, lighting and thundering. We had about three inches of rain.  We really needed it, but not all the tornado and flood warnings I think we could have done without.  Tomorrow is suppose be sunny and warm with low humidity.  

I wanted to share my Mojo Monday card with you. Father's Day is coming in a couple of weeks and I thought I would get a head start on making some cards.  I love how my shirt came out on my card.  I created another shirt card, that I will share with you later.

I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and stay dry!!!


Recipe:
Paper:  80 lb. white cardstock, SU Soft Suede, SU DSP Comfort Cafe
Stamp:  Stampendous
Ink: SU Soft Suede
Accessories:  MFT Fishtail Flag Stax dies, Sewing Machine, brad, pop dots
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