Lovely as A Tree

The Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set is the flagship stamp set of Stampin' UP! (that's my opinion).  Although I have used it many times, this is the first time I have used it in a stamp camp.  It makes a great masculine card.  Another inspiration by Sandy Mathis.  What would I do without her.

Lovely as a Tree

Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Gingham Garden Designer Paper Series

Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Square Lattice and Modern Mosaic Embossing Folders, Ovals Framelits, Basic Black ⅛" Taffeta Ribbon, Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Stampin' Sponge

Posted on : Aug 02 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

Snow Much Fun

The Christmas cards from the last three days were featured at a Christmas Card Workshop hosted by Diane Morton in her lovely home.  I also featured them at my November stamp camp because they were all too cute not to spread the cheer.

Inspired by:  Becky Roberts

Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Snow Festival Designer Series Paper Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White  
Ink:  Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Perfect Pennants BIGZ Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 1’ Square Punch, 1 ¾” Circle Punch, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon , Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Blender Pen,  Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Dec 09 2012
Posted under Christmas |

Uncharted Territory

I set this card up as a birthday card but my customers found it to be a perfect Father's Day card too.  I'm mourning the retirement of the Uncharted Territory stamp set and the Well Worn Designer Series Paper collection.  They are fantastic for man cards.


Inspired by: Sandy Mathis

Uncharted Territory


Stamp Sets: Uncharted Territory, Tiny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock: Cajun Craze, River Rock, Not Quite Navy

Designer Series Paper: Well Worn

Ink Pads: Not Quite Navy

Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Brads, Paper Piercing Tool

Posted on : May 23 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline, Occasions |

Send me Soaring


Cute, cute, too cute.  Sometimes I amaze myself.  Love this card and so did my stampers.  Who wouldn’t?

Inspiration:  Mary Fish

Stamp Set:  Send me Soaring
Paper:  Well Worn Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso,  Cajun Crazy,  Very Vanilla

Ink:  Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso
Stampin’ Write Markers:   Cajun Craze, Soft Suede

Tools & Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Extra Large Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Linen Thread (104199) Regals Brad), Sponge Dauber, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Feb 27 2012
Posted under Get Well |

Summer Picnic

Summer Picnic


This card takes me back to my childhood when my mom took my brothers and me to Forest Park several times each summer.  Along with my grandma, aunt and cousins, we would to the St. Louis Zoo and then have a picnic lunch in the park.  Those picnic lunches of bologna sandwiches with semi-cool koolaid make me wince just thinking about it now but at the time, we were in high cotton. 
The Domestic Goddess DSP reminds me of our picnic table cloth. When I saw this card on Mary Fish's website I knew that I had to have it. We made this card at my September Stamp Camp. Everyone enjoyed building the flower using the Blossum Petal and Scallop Circle Punch.
Supply List
Stamp Set:  Friendly Phrases
Paper:  Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Ink:  Early Expresso
Accessories:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 3/16" Corner Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Owl Builder Punch, Ticket Corner Punch (to fix a goof) Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Sep 20 2011
Posted under Occasions |

Shoe Box Exchange & Buddy Swap

All I Want

I attended a Shoebox Exchange yesterday with a group of very talented Stampin’ UP demonstrator’s.  What fun we had. There were 22 demonstrator participating. I took 22 of the same cards (half I fully assembled) and brought home 22 different cards (half I had to assemble) as part of the exchange.   We spent the morning making cards and making new friends.  Afterwards we went to the Ferguson Brewhouse for lunch.  Had to have the brisket again! 

This is a C.A.S.E. (copy and share everything) from  Dawn Olchefske’s.  I pretty much stalk this prominent demonstrator on a regular basis for ideas and inspiration.  I love her style.   I also used this card as my July Buddy Swap.  The adorable little birdie in this stamp set will tell anything that needs to be told.
StampsBest of Everything (#123534w or 123536c)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Concord Crush,
Lucky Limeade
Paper:   Melon Mambo, Concord Crush,
Lucky Limeade, Whisper White cardstock and Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper (Hostess Item #122381)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pearl Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Jul 31 2011
Posted under Occasions |