Sycamore Street Birthday

I love this Designer Series Paper.  Such a rich color palate with a variety of designs makes it so versatile.  I have thoroughly enjoyed using it during Sale-a-bration.  And it was FREE!!!

Inspired by: Anne Marie Hile

Sycamore Steet Birthday

Stamps:  Perfect Punches

Paper:  Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo and whisper White card stock

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry

Tools & Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlet,Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, Basic Rhinestones and Dimensionals


Posted on : Mar 10 2013
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Preserved Perfectly

I am known by my stampin’ peeps as “The Nagigator.”  On several of our road trips, our peep, Sue Fields has graciously offered to drive and I serve as the navigator.  I sit shot gun and guide us to our destination.   On one (and only one) occasion, we were arriving in Louisville, KY after dark and I couldn’t see the map to navigate us to our hotel.  I must have gotten a (very little) cranky and hence got labeled as the Nagigator.

This card was designed by our pilot Sue Field and it was so darn cute, I just had to swipe her genius design and put the project in my stamp camp.  The layers and details are just perfectly fashioned.  Thanks Sue for all you do!!!!

Stamp Sets:  A Fitting Occasion, Perfectly Preserved
Ink:  More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Early Expresso
Paper:  Early Expresso, More Mustard, Naturals Ivory, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Cannery Set Framelits Dies,  Window Frames Collection Framelit Dies, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piercing Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, 1¼” Scallop Circle Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Lucky Limeade ⅜ Ruffled Ribbon, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Stamp-a-magig, Dimensionals

Posted on : Nov 02 2012
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Tufted Puffs

This technique is called a Tuffted Puffs Background.  When I saw the design by Gail Sachtleben on the Connection, I wanted to give it try.  So I took my ruler, pencil and graft paper and made a primitive template. This took care of any guess work.  Place a 3¾” square on the template with a little Dotto.  Align a piece of scrap on the first guideline to create a mask.  Sponge all the way across with strokes away from the mask.  Slide the mask down to the next row and repeat.  Once one side is done, rotate the square and repeat.  I worked on this at a recent demonstrator retreat hosted by my upline, Pam D'urso and gave a copy of the template to all the demonstrators.  And of course, I gave a copy to my customers, too. I hope everyone enjoyed making this card as much as I did.  Want a copy of this primitive template?  Click Here

Stamp Set:  Embellished Events
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Ink: Perfect Plum, Perfect Plum Marker, Old Olive Marker
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Primitive Template, Perfect Plum 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon,  Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals.

Posted on : Sep 30 2012
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I really wanted to make a pinwheel card using the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set.  I was sure that I had bought it.  Turns out I hadn’t.  (Now it's on my (very long) wish list.)  So I ran across this card and remembered learning how to make a pinwheel at a demo event a couple of years ago so it this is the outcome.  The 1 ½” square DSP was a little challenging to work with but after a few tries, I had it mastered.  If I can do it, so can you.

Inspired by:  Becky Roberts


Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Black
Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen
Ink:  Stazon Black
Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Silver Brads, toothpick

Posted on : May 22 2012
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