Sweet Baby

One of the qualities of a good demonstrator is to be a good listener.  I listen to my customers and use their comments as constructive feedback to improve their Stamp Camp experience.  Sometimes they will ask for a card with a certain theme.  A baby boy card was requested by one of  my customers.  Being a good listener, her wish was my command.  The Itty Bitty Banner stamp set made this card versatile enough to use for not just a baby card.

The Moving Forward stamp set used on this card is official Ronald McDonald House Charity stamp set.  Stampin’ UP! donates $3.00 from each set purchased to the RMHC. 

Inspired by: Chat Wszelski


Stamps:  Moving Forward, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper:  Marina Mist, Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Daffodil Delight, Regals DSP Stack
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Tasteful Trim BIGZ Die,
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack,  Piercing Tool & Mat, 1/8” Mini Brad, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Posted on : Mar 30 2013
Posted under Baby |

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel image on this stamp has to be a replica of the original Ferris Wheel from the St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair.  It just has to be.   Not that it was built for the Fair but it was there.    Well that’s my story anyway & I’m sticking to it.  This is the last card we did using the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from Sale-a-brations.  I just love this set and it’s breaking my heart to have it retire so quickly. 

Another design by Carolyn King from down under.  Twelve layers just on the front alone—but who’s counting?


Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (now retired)
Ink:  Stazon Black, Basic Black Stampin” Write Marker
Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sycamore Street DSP, (now retired)
Tools & Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Square Punches (for flagging), Summer Starfruit 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon,
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack,  Piercing Tool & Mat, Dimensionals

Posted on : Mar 28 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Uncategorized |

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 |

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 |