Granny Mac’s Tea Towels

When I saw this card in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog (page 170) it reminded me of the tea towels my Grandma would hang in her bathroom when she was expecting special company.  It was her Sunday School class luncheons that I recall the most.  She got out her special luncheon table clothes and napkins.  She usually served tuna stuffed tomatoes and cucumber salad made using fresh vegetables from my Grandpa's garden.  Dessert was peach cobbler made dirtying only one bowl.  She never measured any ingredients and always had a perfect crust.

On with the card…..I replaced the stitching with paper piercing to make it just a little easier on my customers and used a different framelit.  I used Old Olive cut from the Bitty Banner punch.  I used Naturals White cardstock instead of Crumb Cake.  The Blendabilities worked great by the way.  And I used Basic Black for my card base as I always like my layers.

Now I have to have some tuna salad. Mmm!

Granny Mc's Tea Towels









Posted on : Aug 25 2014
Posted under Blendabilties, Friendshp, Thank You |

Sealed with a Kiss

Sent with Love is a special bundle available for a limited time.  When I first saw it, words like patriotic, masculine, soldiers came to mind.  Mostly I sure because of the airplanes.  But after studying it for a while, I saw past the airplanes and noticed that it also had some lovely soft colors that were perfect for us gals.   So with paper & stamp set in hand, I came up with this sweet card that sends a powerful message from my softer side.   Aah, the memories of a younger day when cards were sprayed with perfume, sealed with a kiss and sent air mail.

Sealed with a Kiss

Stamps:  Sent with Love
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White,
 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Heart a Flutter Framelit Dies, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Sycamore Street Pool Party Satiny feel 1/4" wide Ribbon, 1” Circle Punch, Pool Party Embossing Powder,  Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Posted on : Mar 19 2013
Posted under Occasions |

More Amour Make & Take

I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Frances Howell Central High School Scrapbooking Event.  I met some of the nicest ladies.  Some were seasoned stampers and some had never stamped before.  I believe they were all pleased with the Valentine card they made.  Thanks to my good friend Iris Matthews who invited me to be a part of their event.   This sweet make & take added a special addition to the occasion.   Oh….and the Chick-Fil-A for lunch will guarantee my return participation next year.

This is the perfect card to showcase the coordinating Heart a Flutter Bundle.

Inspired by Ann Schach


Stamp Set:  Hearts a Flutter, Field Flowers
Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Pool Party
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Die, Square Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 27 2013
Posted under Valentines |

Loving Hearts

Another card with plenty of layers and texture for that special Valentine .

Inspired by :  Mary Fish

Stamp Sets:  Ciao Baby
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Real Red, Pool Party, Pool Party, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits,
Petite Curly Label Punch, Occassions Paper Piercing Pack, Stampin’ Pierce Mat & Tool,  Fashionable Hearts Embosslits,  Sycamore Street 1/4 “ Satiny feel Ribbon, Pool Party Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 20 2013
Posted under Valentines |

Love You

Lots of adorable layers and embellisments make this card the perfect Valentine for someone very special.  It was voted the favorite card at today’s stamp camp.

Inspired by :  Penny Smiley

Stamp Sets:  PS I Love You (On the Clearance Rack), Oh Hello
Ink:  Basic Gray, Primrose Petals
Paper:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies,  Delicate Doilies Sizzlits, Large Scallop Edgelits, Needlepoint Border Textures Impressions Embossing Folder Fashionable Hearts Embosslits, 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals

Posted on : Jan 19 2013
Posted under Valentines |