Bokeh, Bokeh

Talk about a fun technique.  The bokeh (BOH-kay) technique is a photography term.  The lense of the camera blurs the background with circular highlights to focus on the subject.  Or something like that.   The background is first sponged randomly with three colors of ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock until the cardstock is completely covered.  To make the circles, make a template using Window Sheets and the 3 smallest circle framlets.  Then use a sponge dauber with white craft ink to add the circles.

This is so cool and your card is like snowflakes.  No one card is alike.  Note how the bling pulls your eye to the sentiment.  Its awesome! 

Inspired by:  Diane Dimich & Frenchie

Bokeh Technique

Bokeh Technique






Posted on : Jul 07 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Techniques |

Tree Swings

My Aunt Ruth had a tree swing hanging from a huge shade tree on her farm.  As a youngster, it's one of the things I liked to do when I visited.  Do you have any fond memories of a tree swing?  If so, this card will bring them back.  A quick and easy card to whip up for someone that's been on your mind.

Inspired by:  Beth Adams

Sheltering Tree

Sheltering Tree






Posted on : Jul 02 2015
Posted under Friendshp |

Coffee & Friends

The perfect card to tuck in a Starbucks gift card for a RAK.  Dies by Dave takes this stamp set to a whole new level.

Inspired by:  Erica Cerwin

Coffee and Friends

Coffee and Friends

Non-Stampin' UP! Items:

Dies by Dave (coffee cup, lid and sleeve)
Wooden Coffee Stirrer
Handheld Rectangle Punch (to accomodate stirrer)













Posted on : Jun 28 2015
Posted under Dies by Dave, Friendshp |


The summer is here and the temperature outside makes me want to relax on a beach, read a good book & sip on something cool.  OK its a nice thought but not realistic.  So I'll just stay home in the cool air and make a card that reminds me of a beach. Be real & stay cool!

Inspired by:  Georgia Giguere






Posted on : Jun 23 2015
Posted under Friendshp, Occasions, Punch Art |


How cute is this card!  I'm not the biggest punch art fan but this guy really caught my eye.  We made this for card for Laurie's Line UP! and at a recent stamp camp.



Hi There Clear-Mount Stamp Set $11.95 Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95 Rich Razzlebberry Classic Stampin' Pad $5.95 Island Indigo 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $6.95 Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $6.95 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $8.50 Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock $6.95 1-3/4" Circle Scallop Punch $16.95 3/4" Circle Punch $12.95 1" Circle Punch $12.95 Window Word Punch $15.95 Punch Corner Project Life $7.95 Builder Owl Punch $16.95 Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments $4.95 Stamping Sponges $3.50 Table by StampinBuddy. Try it FREE.







Posted on : Apr 20 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Laurie's Line-UP!, Masuline, Punch Art |

Lotus Blossom

The Lotus Blossom stamp set is a beautiful triple stamp set that can be used with one or multiple colors of ink.  It is gorgeous either way. I've seen it all over Pinterest and just had to give it a try.  Any sentiment will work with this card for many occassions.

Inspired by:  Angela Bodas








Posted on : Mar 25 2015
Posted under Friendshp, Occasions, Sympathy, Thank You |