A Wish with Clout

I used this card as a make & take at a crop I attended last Friday evening.  The ladies loved making it.  It is just a very classy card filled with meaning.  I hope it will brighten the day of the recipients.  We also made this card at my June Stamp Camp. 

Inspiration:  Dianne Sisneros

A Wish with Clout

Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness, Papillon Potpourri
Ink:  Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Paper:  Soft Sky, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, 1 Circle Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Posted on : Jun 25 2013
Posted under Friendshp, Get Well |

Great Minds Think Alike

I saw this card on the Stampin’ Connection and just fell in love with it.  This is the only stamp in the Serene Silhouette collection that I had not used yet.  I made up the card and used it as the Sneak Peak on my April Stamp Camp announcement.

A few weeks later, I went to a Card Buffet hosted by my peeps, Judy Sumner, Marla Schack & Mary Taylor.  They also had this card as one of their projects. 

This just proves that great minds think alike.

The simple masking technique creates a versatile card suitable for many occassions. 

 Inspired by:  Kerry Bunting

Serene Silhouettes

St amps:  Serene Silhouettes
Ink:  Stazon Black, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, WindowFrames Framelit Dies, Stampin Sponges, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Post-it Note & 1” Circle Punch 




Posted on : Apr 22 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp, Occasions |

Faux Patina

I recently attended a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator event hosted by Sally Nusbaum.  We affectionately call these events, “Sally’s Regionals”.  We spend half of the day observing demonstrations and the other half doing make & takes that feature new Stampin’ UP! products.  I have been attending Sally’s Regionals for the past several years and the one held in September was by far my best experience. 

The Faux Patina technique was a fabulous demo presented by Mary Derhake.   As soon as I saw it, I couldn’t wait to try it.

My customers had a great time on Saturday making this card.  They changed the stamp on the Jewelry Tag using the "4 you" stamp making a brithday card.  This shows how versatile this card can be.

Want step by step instructions to try this technique?  Click here for a tutorial developed by Angie Leach which I have added just a few notes based on my experience.

Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouette, Tiny Tiny Tags
Ink:  Crumb Cake (stamp pad and marker), Marina Mist, Always Artichoke, Early Expresso, VersaMark
Paper:  Always Artichoke, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Color Spritzer Tool, Crumb Cake 3/8” Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 15 2012
Posted under Occasions, Techniques, Vintage |

Serene Silhouettes

Very simple and classy masculine card.  This particular pattern would make a great tie.

Inspired by:  Tara Bourgoin

Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade, International Bazaar Designer Paper Series.
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade
Embellishments: Linen Thread
Tools: Sponge Daubers, Dimensional

Posted on : Sep 27 2012
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |