Manning UP!

At the Stampin’ UP! Convention last month, I had the priviledge of meeting the very tall Brian King, a Stampin’ UP! Demonstrator from Atlanta, GA.  Brian told me not to be afraid of using color in a masculine card.  They don’t always have to be brown.  He recently published this card on his blog and his message came through clearly.   The SoHo Designer Series Paper  is primarily what I would consider to be a masculine line but it has the color too.  A perfect way to get color into those man cards an my customers loved it!!!  Thanks to Brian for his inspiration and insight.

Manning UP

Stamp sets:  Hello Lovely 
Ink:  Island Indigo 
Paper:  Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Soho Subway Designer Series
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits, Corner Rounder Punch, Candy Dots (Neutrals), Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 29 2013
Posted under Masuline |

A Wish with Clout

I used this card as a make & take at a crop I attended last Friday evening.  The ladies loved making it.  It is just a very classy card filled with meaning.  I hope it will brighten the day of the recipients.  We also made this card at my June Stamp Camp. 

Inspiration:  Dianne Sisneros

A Wish with Clout

Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, 1 Circle Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Posted on : Jun 25 2013
Posted under Friendshp, Get Well |

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 |

More Parker’s Pattern

Here’s another card great for a guy using the Parker’s Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Sadly, this paper will retire at the end of the month.

Inspired by:  Debbie Crowley


Stamps:  You’re Amazing
Ink:  Early Expresso
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Parker’s Pattern Designer Series Paper

Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, 1” Circle Punch, Basic Designer Buttons, Natural 7/16” Trim Ribbon,  Linen Thread,  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Posted on : May 23 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

An Apple a Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.  This is the get well card we made at my October Stamp Camp.  The inside sentiment “Feel Better” is also from the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  Cute card for a friend who needs some cheer.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Perfectly Preserved, Sassy Salutations
Paper:  Gumball Green Core’dinations Card Stock , Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Cool Tools:  SizzixBig Shot, Cannery Set Framelits Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies,  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Sanding Block, Round Designer Ribbon Slides, Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Metallic Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 18 2012
Posted under Get Well |

Up, Up & Away

This card is so cool and filled the Masculine Card square for my Stamp Camp customers.  They enjoyed the 11 rich layers and faux stitching technique used on this card. 

Inspired by:  Carol King

Stamp Set:  Up, Up & Away
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Soft Suede
Paper:  Comfort Café Designer Paper Series, Midnight Muse (Classic Stamp Pad & Marker), Soft Suede, Naturals Ivory
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Framelits, 1” Circle Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Dimensionals, Stamping Sponges

Posted on : Oct 16 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |