Natural Composition

I recently purchased the new Natural Composition Specialty Designer Paper Series collection and went straight to the web to surf out some ideas. (No surprise.)  I ran across a card made by a fellow member of the TOPICS stamp group, Kirsteen Gill from Katy, Texas via Scotland.  She mentioned how beautifully this paper took to sponging and she had the cutest little rose bud on her card tucked behind a butterfly punched from my new favorite Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I had to give both a whirl.  As Harry Caray would say, “HOLY COW!”  Sponging this paper is amazing!!!!  Not a card to mail but definitely a stunning success!

Thanks to Kirsteen for her inspiration and rose tutorial.

Stamp Set:  Curly  Cute, Daydream Medallions
Paper:  Midnight Muse, Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Floral Frames Framelits  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool,  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bird Builder Punch, 1” Circle Punch,  Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Natural Linen Thread, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 24 2012
Posted under Birthdays |

This Little Birdy

It's a beauty!! 

Inspiration:  Gretchen Barron

Stamp Set:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Layered Labels
Paper:  Floral District Designer Paper Series, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Oval Accents Bigz Clear Die, Apothecary Accents Framelets, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Large Oval Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Posted on : Aug 16 2012
Posted under Friendshp, Gift Card, Occasions |

International Bazaar

The International Bazaar Designer Paper Series quickly became one of my favorites from the new 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I love the color palate and the designs of this packet.  Sadly, this card is going out to a dear friend who recently lost her sister.

Inspiration:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Love & Sympathy
Paper:  International Bazaar Designer Series Paper, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pacific Point
Cool Tools:  1 3/8" Square Punch (for flagged end), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Apothecary Accents Framelits
Toosl & Accessories:  Natural Linen Thread, Naturals Designer Buttons, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals)

Posted on : Jul 04 2012
Posted under Sympathy |


This card was one of my June camp cards.  One of my customers asked for a project using a wheel.  I love the Alhambra Jumbo Wheel new in the 2012-2013 catalog.  I think it has lots of possibilities. 

I went to a retreat over the weekend with my Stampin’ UP! peeps.  Our upline Pam D’Urso invited us to visit her new home in Mahomet, IL.  We are always up for a road trip.  The highlight of the weekend was a shoebox exchange.  I chose to use this card because it uses a wheel to create designer paper and I wanted my peeps to try out making the double bow. 

Ooh,  Yadi just hit a home run to tie the game.  (You know I’m watching the game this time of night).  I digress.

So what do you think Alhambra means?  I did a little research and in my interpretation, a fitting description would be, ”rich ornamentation.    I like it and the card too.

Inspired by:  Lee Conrey

Stamps:  World Treasures, Alhambra Jumbo Wheel, Curly Cute (inside)

Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Stazon Black, Basic Black (Jumbo Inked Stampin’ Around Cartridge) Summer Starfruit

Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot,  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Jumbo Wheel Cartridge,  Blender Pen, Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals.

Posted on : Jun 25 2012
Posted under Friendshp |