You Light UP My Life

This is a card made a while back that features several new products by Stampin' UP!  The Chalkboard Board Paper and Chalk Ink is what I wanted to feature with this card but there are also the fun Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack and the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  All this bling makes you want to start singing along with Debbie Boone.

You Light UP My Life



Posted on : Mar 23 2015
Posted under Anniversary, Occasions, Valentines |

Retro Valentine

I am considering this card to be the perfect Valentine.  OK so it’s not the typical red & white with hearts all over.  It’s however extremely bright and cheerful with a sentiment that allows one to pause for a moment to reflect on the meaningful foundation of a relationship.  What better way to recognize someone special in your life with a fantastic card.  So….give the Retro Valentine and hope for chocolate in return. 

Inspired by:  Justin Krieger

Retro Valentine

Stamp Set:  Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Coastal Cabanna
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Safron, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, 3” Circle Die, Circles Framelit (2 ¾”), Banners Framelit Dies, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Brights Candy Dots
Retired:  Tangerine Tango Ribbon, Star Punch

Posted on : Jan 23 2014
Posted under Occasions, Valentines |

More Amour Make & Take

I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Frances Howell Central High School Scrapbooking Event.  I met some of the nicest ladies.  Some were seasoned stampers and some had never stamped before.  I believe they were all pleased with the Valentine card they made.  Thanks to my good friend Iris Matthews who invited me to be a part of their event.   This sweet make & take added a special addition to the occasion.   Oh….and the Chick-Fil-A for lunch will guarantee my return participation next year.

This is the perfect card to showcase the coordinating Heart a Flutter Bundle.

Inspired by Ann Schach


Stamp Set:  Hearts a Flutter, Field Flowers
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die, Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 27 2013
Posted under Valentines |

Oh Hello

 Counted cross-stitching used to be one of my favorite crafts.  Unfortunately I can’t see well enough anymore for that kind of detail.  (One of the reasons I love stamping is that you don’t  have to have 20/10 vision).  Now Stampin’ UP! has a new embossing folder that does the cross-stitching for us.  What a great way to add subtle dimension to a card.

I stamped the oval pattern directly on to the cardstock on this card.  At my stamp camp, I reduced the risk for my customers (and friends) by offering scrap cardstock and the Oval Framelit to create the background.   Some took advantage and some made the bold move.  Either way, the card is delightful.  

Inspiration:  Penny Smiley

Stamps:  Oh Hello
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Real Read, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Paper Series
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Needlepoint Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits Die (optional), Small Heart Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals.

Posted on : Jan 22 2013
Posted under Valentines |

Loving Hearts

Another card with plenty of layers and texture for that special Valentine .

Inspired by :  Mary Fish

Stamp Sets:  Ciao Baby
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Real Red, Pool Party, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits,
Petite Curly Label Punch, Occassions Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Pierce Mat & Tool,  Fashionable Hearts Embosslits,  Sycamore Street 1/4 “ Satiny feel Ribbon, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 20 2013
Posted under Valentines |

Love You

Lots of adorable layers and embellisments make this card the perfect Valentine for someone very special.  It was voted the favorite card at today’s stamp camp.

Inspired by :  Penny Smiley

Stamp Sets:  PS I Love You (On the Clearance Rack), Oh Hello
Ink:  Basic Gray, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Needlepoint Border Textures Impressions Embossing Folder Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 19 2013
Posted under Valentines |