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 |

Barbosol Isn’t Just for Men

My grandson and I had a grand time using the shaving creme technique to make the background for this card.  The technique and design came straight from Claudia Perry who provides a detailed tutorial on this artistry.    If a four year old can do it, so can you!

Shaved Swordfish

Shaved Swordfish

Non-Stampin' UP!

Dies by Dave (swordfish die)
Barbosol Shaving Cream





Posted on : Nov 05 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave, Masuline, Techniques |

English Gardens

This is a card that I located on Alison Solven's blog where she used the same sketch to make several cards with different color schemes.  This one was my favorite.  I dressed up the inside and envelope with the fern stamp.  A beautiful card without one step using the Big Shot.

Sending Wishes Your Way

Sending Wishes Your Way





Posted on : Nov 04 2015
Posted under Birthdays |

Silver Butterfly

This card was designed by Carolyn King who is one of my favorite artisans.  In this project she used Washi Tape from various collections to create a background to enhance the color palette.  I gave it a try and am pleased with the results.

Sending Wishes Your Way

Sending Wishes Your Way






Posted on : Nov 03 2015
Posted under Birthdays |

It Takes a Lot of Steps to Make a Big Hit

I saw the title of this post on a Polaroid marketing page.  I believe this is a Polaroid camera.  At least it looks like the one my Uncle Chris had back in the day.  Either way, the slogan is very fitting for this card as well;  Lots of steps of grunging, sponging & layering to make a Big Hit. 

Inspired by:  Sandi MacIver

Traveler Camera

Non-Stampin' UP:  Dies by Dave


































































































































































Posted on : Sep 21 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave, Masuline |