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 |

Inlaid Framelits

I’m calling the technique used in this card an Inlaid Framelit.  On a rare occasion believe it or not, I do come up with a concept on my own.  Of course it came about accidently but hey, it did come about no less.    And it’s not to say that someone else has not already used this same concept but I can honestly say that I didn’t copy it.  Sooo…I am patting myself on the back.

I first cut out the center with Whisper White.  Then with the same label framelit, I cut out the mat with Calypso Coral.  This cuts out the center of the label to accomodate the Whisper White label.  Next I used the framelit one size larger and centered it over the previous cut.  This embossed and cut outside of the mat. 

 Inspired by Anne Marie Hile

Inlaid Framelits

Stamps: Button Buddies and Friendly Phrases
Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic

Markers: Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1  3/ Circle Punch, Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Basic Pearls and Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 01 2012
Posted under Occasions |

Double D Bow Maker

This card tied for first as the favorite at last week’s stamp camp.  It’s very simple but exceedingly elegant.  It could be used for many occassions and I believe my stampers used all of the sentiments in the Perfectly Penned stamp set to make their card their own.  

I know what you’re thinking.  What about that bow?  Well it just so happens that I have a new toy.  Love new toys.  I got this bow maker from Glenda Galkin, a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator from Michigan.  Glenda’s sixth grade son Dean, is making these using the skills he learned in wood shop at school.  If you know anything about me, you know that I am an absolute sap when it comes to helping entrepreneurial kids.  Even better when it fills one of my tool junky squares.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the Double-D Bow Maker at Glenda Galkin’s website. There’s a video that tells the whole story. Once you receive your bow maker, you will be provided a link to a detailed video tutorial that shows several ways to use the bow maker.

Another unique concept about this card is the structure.  The base of the card is 5 ½” x 4 ¼”.  This card is made with Basic Black Card Stock.  The Whisper White Card Stock is cut at 10 ½” by 4”, folded & scored in half and mounted to the Basic Black Card Stock.  I received this card for free as a bonus with my bow maker.  What a deal for the Queen of Copy!


Fresh Vintage Stamp Set

Stamp Set:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits Die, Basic Pearls, 3/8” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : Mar 23 2012
Posted under Occasions, Thank You |

Wings in the Air

When I first saw this card on I thought,  "love the card but it really looks complicated".  Not so.  Stampin’ Write Markers and a blender pen made it easy to create this water color effect.  A few squeezes with the Color Spritzer Tool put a vintage spin to it.   The embossed butterflies added elegance.

This was voted second favorite at my February stamp camp.

Inspired by:  Diane Malcor


Stamp Set:  Up in the Air (Hostess Set)
Paper:   Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Markers:  Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Tools & Accessories:  Pleated Satin (Pear Pizzazz) Ribbon,  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber,
Color  Spritzer Tool, Blender Pen

Posted on : Feb 26 2012
Posted under Occasions |

Janet’s Birthday


My very dear friend Janet is turning 50 and there are several celebrations going on this weekend. I've made this special card for her and by the time you read this, the festivities will have concluded. I am wishing her many more happy years and welcoming her to the >50 Club.

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art
Ink: Cherry Cobler
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Framelits Die Label Collection,  Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Adhesive

Posted on : Jan 22 2012
Posted under Birthdays |