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 |

Wildflower Meadow

This is a beautiful monochromatic card that features the Wildflower Meadow stamp with the coordinating embossing folder.  Two other embossing folders were used to add depth and dimension.  It tied for first as favorite card at my June Stamp Camp. 

Inspired by:  Amy Koenders

Wildflower Meadow

Stamps: Wildflower Meadow, Loving Thoughts
Paper:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Stripes Embossing Folder, Square Punch, Basic Pearls.


Posted on : Jul 03 2013
Posted under Occasions, Vintage |

Vintage Time

This is been a really busy time for me but wanted to get a card posted.  This is a beautious design by Carolyn King who I just love to copy.  A sentiment from Tiny Tiny Wishes with the Word Window punch will work for many occassions.  Everything was sponged with Crumb Cake except the clock.

If my Grandma was still with us, this would be her card.

Posted on : May 29 2013
Posted under Occasions, Vintage |

Two for Tea

Vintage, Vintage & more Vintage.  This adorable card was voted # 1 favorite at Stamp Camp and there no reason for it not to be.   This is a slightly scaled down version of a design by Dawn Griffith that features the gorgeous Tea for Two DSP and the Tea Lace Doilies. 

 Two for Tea
Stamps:  Vintage Verses (now retired)
Ink:  Early Expresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla & Tea for Two Designer Paper Series
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Crumb Cake 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin Sponges, Color Spritzer Tool

Posted on : Mar 27 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Vintage |

Faux Patina

I recently attended a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator event hosted by Sally Nusbaum.  We affectionately call these events, “Sally’s Regionals”.  We spend half of the day observing demonstrations and the other half doing make & takes that feature new Stampin’ UP! products.  I have been attending Sally’s Regionals for the past several years and the one held in September was by far my best experience. 

The Faux Patina technique was a fabulous demo presented by Mary Derhake.   As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t wait to try it.

My customers had a great time on Saturday making this card.  They changed the stamp on the Jewelry Tag using the "4 you" stamp making a brithday card.  This shows how versatile this card can be.

Want step by step instructions to try this technique?  Click here for a tutorial developed by Angie Leach which I have added just a few notes based on my experience.

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouette, Tiny Tiny Tags
Ink:  Crumb Cake (stamp pad and marker), Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Expresso, VersaMark
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Color Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake 3/8” Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 15 2012
Posted under Occasions, Techniques, Vintage |

Beau Chateau Wishes

I made this card a while back for my dear friend & upline, Pam D’Urso when she was under the weather.  I finally got around to putting it in my camp line-up and it was a favorite of all my stampers.  The Beau Chateau Designer Paper is one of my favorites and I will be sad to see it retire. 

Inspired by:  Sandy Mathis

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Marina Mist, Soft Suede Designer Series Paper: Beau Chateau

Ink Pads:  Soft Suede

Tools:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punches, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponge,  BasicPearls, Marina Mist 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 28 2012
Posted under Get Well, Vintage |