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 |

Autumn Leaves

The peak season for fall leaves came and went extremely fast this year in the midwest.  On the day of my  October 16th stamp camp,  the trees in woods overlooking my deck were stunning.  The maple tree in my side yard was absolutely exquisite.  A week later, every leaf was gone leaving the branches bare.   This card is a beautiful representation of fall leaves.  I initially made it for a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator swap held in September and repeated the project at stamp camp.  The versatile Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponging nearly brings these leaves to life—well maybe silk leaves.

Inspired by:  Tara Bourgoin

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness, En Français
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Glue Dots, Adhesive

Posted on : Nov 01 2012
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving, Thank You |

Get Well Wishes

More Get Well Cards were needed so I made another batch. This stamp from the Blooming with Kindness set embosses beautifully. The sponging really makes the detail pop.

Inspiration:  Sandy Mathis

Stamp Sets: Blooming With Kindness, En Francais, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Ink Pads: Versamark, Pretty in Pink
Tools: Big Shot, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, White Embossing Powder, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Posted on : Sep 01 2012
Posted under Get Well |

Paper Piercing Innovations

Stampin’ UP’s new Essentials Paper Piercing Packs are taking paper piercing to a new level.  The monthly challenge with my Stampin’ UP! group, Pieces of Heart, was a project using paper piercing.   Double whammy; July Stamp Camp card and the monthly challenge!   Love it!

Invisible to the eye, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla just a smidgeon smaller than the design unit.  The Comfort Cafe DSP strip, Cajun Craze embossed piece and ribbon were all adhered to the Very Vanilla cardstock and then adhered to the Summer Starfruit card base.  My customers appreciated this immensely.


Any of the sentiments with the Blooming with Kindness stamp set would be fitting for this stunning card.


Inspired by:  Sandy Mathis

Stamp Sets: Blooming with Kindness

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Comfort Cafe

Ink Pads: Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede

Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Pierce Mat,

Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin' Sponge, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jul 31 2012
Posted under Birthdays |