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 |

Holiday Romance

I have always been terrified of watercoloring with an Aqua Painter.  I don’t know why because it’s so easy.  And how exquisite with the right stamp set and color palate.  This is not just a Christmas card.  I plan on using it as a birthday card.

Inspired by:  Lee Conrey

Stamp Sets:  Bordering on Romance
Paper:  Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Labels Collection Framelits Dies, Stripes Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Dec 07 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Christmas, Friendshp |

You’re a Gem

You're a Gem

We made this adorable card at my August Stamp Camp. I cased the design from Anne Marie Hile, a fabulous designer. If you're on the fence about purchasing the Just Add Cake designer paper, this card should do the trick. Those butterflies are so darn cute & easy to make. After I made the sample, it dawned on me that instead of using Wild Wasabi ink for the sentiment, why not use Versamark and Wild Wisabi Embossing Powder? So we did!

Stampin' Up! Supply List:

Stamps: Flower Fest, You're a Gem
Ink: Versamark and/or Wild Wasabi Classic ink

Paper: Just Add Cake DSP, Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Peach Parfait and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Butterfly punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Border punch , Decorative Label punch (inside), XL Oval punch (inside), Silver Elastic Cord (retired), Basic Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Clear Embossing powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy and Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Sep 06 2011
Posted under Occasions |

April Swap


I had a terrible time coming up with a color combination for this card.  I love the Botanical Gazette DSP and wanted to use this particular stamp with it.   I was so stumped that I had to take it to my Peeps for help.   We tried several color combinations until Voila!  We found it. Crumb Cake with Not Quite Navy.
The base of the card is Crumb Cake. The mat is Night Quite Navy ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The DSP is from the Botanical Gazette series now retired from the Occasions Mini Catalog but available digitally on My Design Studio. I used a scrap of Crumb Cake with the Scallop Border Punch and tucked it just to the left under the DSP. Next a wrap with Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.
The stamp set if from the Four Frames set , a sneak peak from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  I also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Both are stamped with Night Quite Navy on Crumb Cake and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. A faux mat is also punched with the Decorative Label Punch from Not Quite Navy. Not Quite Navy brads were used to embellish the sentiment.
I really like the design of this card.  I was going for a masculine look and I think it turned out just fine.  Not my favorite card but I think I did it justice.  Thanks to my PEEPs, Pam, Judy & Patty for helping me get it right!
Stamps:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Botanical Gazette DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamp-a-magig, Brads, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : May 30 2011
Posted under Gift Card |

Dazzling Blueberry Crisp


This card has a two-fold purpose.  The first is a birthday card for my upline, Pam D'Urso.  I had to make something very special for not only is she a very special friend but a creative and talented leader.  Her support is endless and I appreciate her commitment to this business.

The second purpose is for a monthly Buddy Card Swap lead by Karen Graff-Povis.  My swap buddy for this month was Patti Schnell.  After receiving this card in the mail, Patti sent me an e-mail telling me that she was wondering why in the world I was sending her a birthday card when it wasn't her birthday.  Then she realized I was her swap buddy.  What a hoot!  I love this swap because you never know from one month to the next who your buddy is and then it's a big surprise when you get your card in the mail.

Here are the details for this card:

Stamps:  Razzle Dazzle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Blueberry Crisp DSP, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla
Ink:  Not Quite Navy (stamp pad & marker) and Sahara Sand (marker)
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzix Scallop Circle #2 Die, Circle Scissors, Word Window punch, Scallop Edge border punch, 5/8" Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Not Quite Navy Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals and adhesive 

Posted on : Nov 29 2010
Posted under Birthdays |

Friends Never Fade


Friends Never Fade

I am just loving the new colors this year that premiered in Stampin’ UP’s 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog (IBC).  And the new Designer Series Papers are to die for.  My wish list is soooooo long.
I made two of these cards to send to two friends. I won’t mention their names so not to spoil their surprise.  This card was very easy to make.  The designer series paper negates the need for complicated techniques.  I'm all about clean & simple.
Stamps:  Friends Never Fade
Paper:  Whisper White, Early Expresso, Pear Pizazz and Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper Series.
Ink:  Pear Pizazz
Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Ribbon (Early Expresso Grosgrain & Marina Mist Taffeta) , Dimensionals and Adhesive

Posted on : Jul 18 2010
Posted under Occasions |