Happy Boot Day

I received this delightful card as a swap at the Stampin’ UP! Convention from Nancy Alverez, who lives in Florida.  Nancy is the up line of my Peep, Susan Fields.  I have to tell you that I had heard a lot of (all good) stories about Nancy and expected to meet a real Southern Lady.  To my surprise, the first thing I heard when I met her was a New York accent.  So instead of meeting the Southern Bell at last, I met a Grand Brooklyn Bell.  I cherish the time we spent together in Utah.  

I made a few changes to the card, one being the button.  I made the button using Simply Pressed Clay tinted with Crumb Cake Reinker.  Once it dried completely, I sponged the rim with Early Express and carefully tied a knot using Linen Thread.  I found (by accident) that leaving the mold in the freezer a little longer than 10 minutes (almost forgot all about it)  works much better with the button molds. 

Loved the way this man card turned out.  Yahoo!

Happy Boot Day

Stamps:  Bootiful Occassions
Ink:  Early Expresso, Crumb Cake (reinker)
Paper:  Early Expresso, Pacific Point, Soho Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval Punch, ⅛” Mini Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Linen Thread, Stamping Sponges

Posted on : Sep 16 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline, Simply Pressed Clay |

da Vinci Moments

Leonardo da Venci was a painter, sculptor and architect.  This card is my da Vinci moment and as close as I get to artistry.  Using Watercolor Paper, the Aqua Painter and Simply Pressed Clay, I practically felt like an artist.  At my stamp camp yesterday, we also stamped and painted the inside of the card and then envelope.  It was really a fun project and the outcome would make a perfect card for many occassions.

Inspired by:  Nicole Tugrul


Da Vinci Moments

Stamps:  Simply Sketched
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Stazon Black
Paper:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Watercolor Paper, Afternoon Picnic Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Scallop Border Punch, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Adhesive




Posted on : Sep 15 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Simply Pressed Clay, Techniques |

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 |

CJ’s Journey

CJ’s Journey is a not-for-profit organization that provides hope and assistance to children, young adults, and their families with childhood cancer.  They raise funding for childhood cancer research, assist other organizations that provide funding and support to patients and families effected by childhood cancer, and raise awareness and educate the public about childhood cancer.  The organization was founded in honor of CJ Aubuchon, a young man who lost his life to cancer, by his parents, Dennis and Jeanine Aubuchon.   You can find out more about CJ’s Journey, their mission and ways to support this organization by visiting their website. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Jeanine Aubuchon and her three sisters at a crop this past summer.  Lovely ladies! They invited me to display at their 2nd annual Scrapbooking event which took place on October 20th.  I was honored and tickled pink to participate.   Several of my customer also attended this one day crop.  The event was well organized and the food was abundant and fantastic.  Ten percent of the proceeds of my sales for the day was donated back to this worthwhile organization.  Watch for news about their next crop. 

These are the projects we did as make & takes. 

Raspberry Ripple Card

Stamp Set:  Delightful Decorations, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch, ⅜” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-magig

Midnight Muse Card

Stamp Set:  Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder, ⅜” Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels

Posted on : Nov 03 2012
Posted under Christmas |

End of Summer Dahlias

This is the final card from my September Stamp Camp.  We used the new In Color Dahlias to provide dimension and elegance to this card.

Inspired by Becky Roberts

Cardstock: Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Patio Party Designer Series Paper
Stamp Set:  None
Ink: None
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Blossom Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, corner rounder, Dahlias, Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 08 2012
Posted under Occasions |

Decorate a Daisy

I'm as busy as a bee so please be patient.  I will be getting the cards posted from this month's camp and swaps but won't have time to blab.

Inspired by:  Wendy Wexler

Stamps: Decorate a Daisy, Elements of Style
Paper: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Natural Composition DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Window Frames Framelits Dies, Paper Piercing Mat/Pack, Small Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punches, Victoria Lace ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots and Woodgrain Textured Impressions Folders, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Posted on : Sep 24 2012
Posted under Birthdays |