The Adventure Begins

Masking and sponging are a blast.  I made 4 masks for this card, used purple masking tape, post-it notes and patiently sponged this amazing scene.  I'll be using this card as a graduation card but there are plenty of occassions that would fit.  My stamp camp customers really enjoyed seeing the design come to life and seeing  the crisp line when the tape was removed.

Inspired by: Connie Babbert

The Adventure Begins

Retired Stamp Set:  Up, Up & Away was used to stamp the birds since I can't  even draw a straight line with a ruler.


Posted on : May 27 2016
Posted under Graduation, Occasions |

Hello My Friend

The colors and patterns in the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack are so delightful.  Their fun and energizing designs fit any celebration. Using strips of the various schemes will preserve your stash.  You know I'm a paper hoarder so this is very important to me.

Finally & you know it.  I'm listening to Neil Diamond as I write this post:

♫ Hello my friends hello
I just called to let you know
I think about you every night
When I'm here alone
And your there at home
Hello ♫

Inspired by:  Kathy Kartak

Hello My Friend


Posted on : May 26 2016
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions |

Happiest of Birthdays

My absolute favorite slice of the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers is the focal point of this lovely card.   The design is by Inge Groot, a member of the Stampin' UP! 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team from Bovenkarspel, North Holland (Netherlands).  I take no credit except to admire and share it with my stamping friends.  We made this card at my May Stamp Camp and it was an instant favorite.

Happiest of Birthdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : May 25 2016
Posted under Birthdays |

All Ye Faithful

What a perfect card to celebrate the true reason of the season.  This was a favorite of my customers.  Not just the card but the stamp set as well.

Inspired by:  Chris Slogar

All ye Faithful

 


Posted on : Dec 14 2015
Posted under Christmas |

Giving Thanks

This is the time of the year when I pause to count my blessing and give thanks.  To all of the members of the stamping community, I give thanks to you.  My customers who support me with friendship and enthusiasm, and to my peeps who help me learn, play and grow.  I am looking forward to spending many hours of creativity with all of you and making many more memories.  This card is a little different from most Thanksgiving cards but I love that you allow me to get out of the box occasionally in an acorny way. 

Inspired by:  Mary Brown

Thankful

Thankful


Posted on : Nov 25 2015
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving |

Time to Chill

This adorable card could be used for a variety of winter purposes.  It features the adorable Penguin from the Snow Place stamp set.  We love the penguins here in St. Louis at our fabulous zoo so this card really celebrates our home town.  If your not from this area and visit the St. Louis Zoo during the summer, the Penguin and Puffin Coast is the place to go to chill out as it is kept at 45 degrees year round.  Watch for another tribute to our Zoo in the soon to be published 2016 Calendars.

The inside greeting is from the retired classic Many Merry Messages stamp set from 2006.

Inspired by Mary Brown

Time to Chill

Time to Chill

 

 


Posted on : Nov 23 2015
Posted under Christmas, Occasions |