Mosaic Wishes

Here’s a cute design with cheerful colors that could be used for lots of occasions.
Inspired by:  Mary Fish

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStamp Sets: Mosaic Madness, Sweet Essentials
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight
Tools & Accessoris: Sizzix Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Mosaic Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, In Color Boutique Details

Posted on : Oct 01 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions |

Fall Regional Make & Take

 The Gathering Place is a group of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators who periodically gather for events to share ideas, learn new techniques, network and just have a good time.  We have product demonstrations, technique tutorials, make & takes and of course, swapping.  Our Fall Regional event was held this past Saturday.  We had 4 seasons of make & takes; Halloween, Fall, Christmas and Winter.  This is the make & take that I chose for the Winter theme.  The card design is by Cathy Parlitis and the Tag design is by Kim Coulter (my very own peep).  We had a great time and made lots of memories.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with the team of Sally Nusbaum (our fearless leader) Cheryl Renth and Kim Coulter to make this event a great success.  Oh What Fun!

Fall Regional Make & Take

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Messages (inside), Festive Flurry
Ink:  Pool Party, Encore Silver (inside)
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter Frost Specialty Designer Paper Series, Silver Glimmer Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Festive Flurry Framelits Die, ⅝ Whisper White Organza Ribbon, ⅛” Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Basic Rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, ⅛” Silver Ribbon,

Card Dimensions
Bermuda Bay 5½” x 8½”
Whisper White 5⅜” x 4⅛”
Pool Party 5⅛” x 3⅛”
Winter Frost DSP Striped 5” x 3”
Pool Party 4⅛” x 2”
Winter Frost DSP Foil 4” x 1⅞”
Bermuda Bay 5⅛” x 2⅝”
Bermuda Bay 5⅛” x 2⅝”
Silver Glimmer Paper 5” x 2⅛”
Inside:  Whisper White 5¼” x 4”
Scraps:  Bermuda Bay, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White Scraps

Tag—Dimensions for Framelit Dies

Bermuda Bay 4¼” x 4¼”
Silver Glimmer Paper 3¼”  x 3¼”
Winter Frost DSP 2¾” x 2¾”
Whisper White 2”x 2”



Posted on : Sep 30 2013
Posted under Events, Occasions |

da Vinci Moments

Leonardo da Venci was a painter, sculptor and architect.  This card is my da Vinci moment and as close as I get to artistry.  Using Watercolor Paper, the Aqua Painter and Simply Pressed Clay, I practically felt like an artist.  At my stamp camp yesterday, we also stamped and painted the inside of the card and then envelope.  It was really a fun project and the outcome would make a perfect card for many occassions.

Inspired by:  Nicole Tugrul


Da Vinci Moments

Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Stazon Black
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Watercolor Paper, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Scallop Border Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Adhesive




Posted on : Sep 15 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Simply Pressed Clay, Techniques |

Masking the Moon

I made this card a while back for a One Layer Card Challenge shoe box swap with my peeps at our Prairie Retreat in Mahomet, IL.  The challenge came from our Upline, Pam D’Urso.  Trust me, one layer was a real challenge for me as I prefer layers and plenty of them.   Susan Field, my peep & fabulous road trip buddy, dressed her’s up a bit with ⅛” Taffeta Ribbon.  When I put this card in my August Stamp Camp, I used it as a layer and added the Taffeta Ribbon.  It was voted as the favorite card of the day.

Don’t forget to use this fabulous stamp (could it be a dandelien) on the inside of your card and envelope.  Adds more WOW!

And of course, I sent this card to my good friend Elaine for her birthday so I had to stall once again on the post.

Whether it’s the moon or the sun, I love masking.

Inspired by:  Debbie Henderson

Masking the Moon

Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Apothocary Art
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Stazon Black
Tools: Sponge Daubers, 1" Circle Punch
Tools & Accessories:  Masking, Painters Tape, Pearl Jewels

Posted on : Sep 04 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Occasions, Techniques |

Soho For You

This card was designed by the very, very cool Brian King.  I finally got a chance to meet him in Salt Lake City.  He was such a nice person and so gracious.  Don’t you just love this card?  The only thing I changed was the stamp set.  I put the sanding block out for my customers to shabby up the Core'dinations a bit.
Soho For You

Stamp Sets:  Chalk Talk
Inks:  Early Espresso 
Papers:  Early Espresso, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Core’dinations, Soho Subway Designer Series Paper 
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Deco Label Collection Framelits, 1¼″ Circle punch, 1⅜″ Circle punch, ⅜″ Ruffle Stretch Trim, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Posted on : Jul 31 2013
Posted under Occasions |

Daisies at Sunset

Another quick post until I get caught up.  Melissa Banbury used a brayer to create her card.  Since I only have one brayer, I thought I would try sponging the colors.  I believe it turned out nicely and my customers voted it as their favorite from my July Stamp Camp.    I am really wondering how I have survived all these years of cardmaking without the Oval Framelit dies.  Love em!

Inspired by:  Melissa Banbury

Sunset Daisies

Stamps:  Best of Flowers
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Oval Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly, Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, ⅜” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, 1¼” Circle Punch (mask)

Posted on : Jul 24 2013
Posted under Occasions, Techniques |