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 |

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 |

Butterfly Elegance

This card has a vintage effect that makes the butterflies captivating and elegant. You can never have too many.

Inspired by:  Lisa Curcio

Watercolor Butterfly


Posted on : Sep 04 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Vintage |

Aloha

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

Aloha

Aloha

 


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

Golden Rose Plate

This card is just plain exquisite.  A design by Carol Lovenstein featuring the Rose Plate Die from Dies by Dave (my hero).

Golden Rose Plate

Golden Rose Plate

Non-Stampin' UP!:

Rose Plate Die by Dies by Dave
Alcohol, Spray Bottle & Measuring Tool (Walgreens)

Retired Stampin' UP!:

Champaign Shimmer Paint

 


Posted on : Jun 17 2015
Posted under Anniversary, Birthdays, Dies by Dave, Engagement & Wedding, Occasions |