Saturday, April 20, 2013

Last One, i swear ;)

Ok, Here is the last anniversary card I'm going to post...well at least for a little bit ;)  I used the new Stampin' Up! cloud embossing folder, Hearts a Flutter stamp set and framelits for the "balloons", and free hand cut the grass hills.  I didn't have a Happy Anniversary stamp so I printed it on white cardstock and made sure to use the correct RBG code to match the ink. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Love Story

I LOVE the way this card turned out!  It was a bit tricky trying to position the stamp behind the cutout so that when all the squares were layed out they were evenly spaced, but the end result is awesome.  I cased this card from Pinterest and loved the clean look. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Husband and Wife

I have made this card before and it was a hit so I decided to make it again.  It's so simple but looks so cute, and yes it was one of my customers favorite cards in the pack.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Anniversary Bursts!

Here is a card I made for the anniversary card pack I was working on.  This is a card layout that I pinned a long time ago on Pinterest and decided to pull out of the wood works.  My kids accidentally splatted water on the card and I almost scrapped it but once it dried it actually kinda went with the design ;)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Golden Anniversary

Yet another anniversary card ;)  For this one I took the new Stampin' Up! flower trim and blotted it directly onto a Daffodil delight ink pad to dye the flowers.  I also used just a small piece of the gold glimmer paper behind the sentiment (the picture doesn't do it justice, this paper is super bedazzled!)  It's a cute and simple card, that looks fancy.   

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Husband and Wife

Here is another one of the cards I made for the anniversary variety pack.  I guess it could also double as a wedding card as well.  I saw this card on pinterest and thought is was so cute.  I recently got the Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter framelits and the large scallop heart is perfect for this.  I also added some cute retired black rhinestones that I love to finish it off.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary

I recently recieved an order for a variety pack of 10 different Anniversay cards.  I love making variety packs so I was excited to test my creativity.  I figured while I was at it I should check out some of my favorite blog challenges for some color or layout inspiration and enter a card while I'm at it.  I decided to go with this weeks Colour Q challenge!     

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Birthday wishes

I love the way this card turned out, beautifully feminine and lots of elements.  I used the Stampin' Up! silver buttons, Primrose satin stitched ribbon, rhinestones, the designer frames folder, and the labels collection framelits.  All that being said and the card was actually pretty easy to put together once I got the placement down. 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Birthday present

Here is a card that I cased from pinterest.  I included this card in the variety card pack I am making for a customer.  I used an actual piece of tissue paper and a piece white bakers twine to look like the bags handle.  The stamp is from Stampin' Up! Bring on the Cake stamp, it's packed full of birthday images and sayings.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby!

I forgot to post this on Friday, it was my husband's birthday and we managed to sneak out of the house for a birthday day date, it was a ton of fun!  This was the card I made and gave him for his special day.  It's obvious that he loves beer, it also went with the theme, he got a pair of new soapstone beer mugs for his present.  This card was pretty quick and simple, I love the circles for the foam, ovals for the handle, and the embossing folder in the back to add a little texture.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Masculine birthday

Gotta love a good masculine birthday card.  I found this one on pinterest and decided to recreate it.  It's so hard to make cards with a masculine touch, at least for me it is.  I really like how this one turned out though, i looks just like a mans shirt and jacket.  ;)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Daffodil Birthday

Ever since I bought the Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossom stamp set I feel like the only stamp I have used out of it is the bird, so I decided to make a card with the little flower.  This card was a snap, but lookes fancy I think, just the kind of card I like to give.  I also used the daffodil delight seam binding, love love love the bright color on a delicate ribbon. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Birthday presents

Here is a cute card I made as part of a card variety pack I sold.  I was asked to make two 10 card variety packs, one all different birthday cards, the other all different anniversary cards.  I love these kind of card orders because it's not the monotony of making the same card over and over.  This card used dsp for the "presents", taffeta ribbon, and a cute little button, so easy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Primrose Core'dinations card stock

I have been wanting to try out the Stampin' Up! core'dinations paper since I got it.  This one is the primrose color.  I ran it though an embossing folder and then sanded over it to create the cool distresssed look.  Here I am again using the Oh Hello stamp set, love it.  This is another cute case that was a super easy card to put together in a pinch, enjoy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Coral pop

I saw this card on Mary Fish's blog and instantly wanted to make it.  She has the MOST amazing cards, her layouts and color combos are to die for!  This color combo was one that I love but would have never put together on my own, I just had to see it in i made it!  I not only love the way it turned out but it has become one of my favorite cards.  Thanks Mary for your amazing inspiration.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Real Red

 Here is a cute and quick card I made the other day that uses the new Stampin' Up! Oh, Hello and Hearts a Flutter stamp sets, along with the coordinating dies.  I cased this card from pinterest and I just love the color combo.  Apparently my customers did too (This card sold two days after I made it!)   

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Friday!

Happy fridday everyone!  to celebrate I thought I'd give you a cheerful card.  I saw this on pinterest and though it was adorable.  Great colors, great use of the Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration paper, great example of the cute hearts a flutter framelits dies.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, Enjoy!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

all dressed up

I have been wanting yo use the new Stampin' Up! dress up framelits dies ever since my friend Alyssa at mommy, etc bought them ;)  After using them I am totally obsessed.  They are so cute, totally not something I would have originally bought, but I am in love!  I made this card and ended up selling it the very next day, seems I'm not the only one in love.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

bring on the cake

When I saw this card I just knew I had to remake it!  there is very little stamping on this card but you don't miss it when you have this great dsp to work with.  Cutting out the cakes wasn't too bad, took just a few minutes and once you stick everything together it turns out to be an awesome card. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

flower friends

Here is a card I made that was super easy to put together.  I am submitting this card to this weeks Black Tie Fridays challenge, ribbons, buttons, brads (choose two).  This card took just a few minutes and uses very little supplies.  I'm still mixed on the Stampin' Up! two toned ribbon.  It's a neat idea but it very thick ribbon and seems to overhwelm the cards I put it on.  I do like the idea of a ribbon that is two toned though, it matches with more and can be more versitile.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

gold birthday

Well Stamp camp is done, it was a huge success!  We had a sold out venue and recieved so much positive feedback from our customers.  I'm looking forward to our next event!
Here is a card I made just messing around with the new hearts a flutter stamp set and framelits.  I saw the inspiration for this card on pinterest and gave it my spin.  This picture truly doesn't do the gold cardstock justice, it's got a great sheen to it in person.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Oh, Hello

Here is a card I am entering in this weeks colourQ color challenge.  I originally saw this card on pinterest and when I spotted this weeks colourQ challenge I knew it was meant to be ;)  Just a few minor tweeks to give it my own spin and tada, a beautiful card that will also be a great sample to put out at stamp camp.  The colourQ challenge is always a hard one for me because it incorporates so many colors, but I really wanted a challenge this week so I went for it.

Friday, March 8, 2013

oops, I forgot to post yesterday!

Well stamp camp is this sunday and I have been slammed trying to finish all the prepwork!  I had this card waiting in my que and totally forgot to post it yesterday, oops.  I saw this card on pinterest a while ago and wanted to recreate it, I love the color scheme.  It is not a combo I would normally put together but I really like the soft colors with the pop of the orange.  

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

For my Mom

Here is a card I made last night while I was watching the Bachelor, yes I watch that cheesy reality show and yell at all the people on it while my husband laughs at me!  Anyways, it was such a simple card I was able to multitask and add to my card samples.  I got the inspiration from a card on pinterest, simple and bold, especially with the black background. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Another patterned occasion

Here is a card that I did for this weeks Mojo Monday challenge and Dynamic Duos challenge. The colors look a bit vibrant here, more so than normal, I struggles to get a good picture...I wish I had a better setup for taking my pictures, I'll have to work on that.   I am pushing myself to do at least one challenge per week, it helps me to keep keep my inspiration and it gives me more great samples to display at stamp camp.  I used the Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration stamp set patterned occassions, which I am totally in love with, enjoy!

Monday, March 4, 2013

A friend

Here is a card I made for a sample to show at Stamp Camp...this Sunday! I cased it from a card I saw on Pinterest. I took the overall idea but simplified, it was a very intricate card. I am in love with this color combo too.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thanks a ton

Every year for stamp camp I always try to make my customers feel speacial by throwing in some extra "swag" in their bags.  As part of this I always make a reusable thank you card, sort of a bonus card, that I don't write in (I write on a post-it that I stick inside), thanking them for coming and suppoorting me.  In honor of Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration I made cards using as much sale-a-bration product as I could to show how great all the free product is.  Here are a few of the "thanks a ton" cards I put together.  I hope my customer like them ;)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

she believed

I made this card for this weeks Dynamic Duos color challenge, island indigo and pool party.  I used a ton of new products from the Stampin' Up! spring catalog and sale-a- bration catalog including the Hearts a flutter stamp set, and the sycamore street dsp with coordinating ribbon and button.  I think this is going to double as my sisters birthday card too. 


Monday, February 25, 2013

Oh Whale

I made this card this morning as the girls we eating breakfast...yes it was that fast.  I cased the card from Pinterest for this weeks Black Tie Friday's blog challenge, animals.  I though it went perfect and I have been wanting to use this stamp set and clearlit since I borrowed it from my stampin friend Charlette. Happy monday all!!!  


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Recovery bag

I saw this on Pinterest and just had to recreate it. It takes literally 5 minutes, uses minimal supplies, and could be given to almost anyone this time of year ( with all the cold/flu/nastiness going around) I used the new Stampin' Up! Patterned occasions stamp set from the sale-a-bration catalog, love!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Here is a card I cased from a card I saw on Pinterest.  I love the color combo and it gave me a chance to use some of the new products from the Stampin' Up! spring catalog.  The little bee is from the Collage Curious sramp set, which is totally not my style but I really love it. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Floral District pin

Here is a cute little pin I made to wear as part of my "flair" for the upcoming stamp camp.  I always make a point to wear a lot of the product we sell so that our customers can get a glimspe of the product in non-tradition ways.  So much of what Stampin' Up! sells can be used for all sorts of great crafts, not just paper based.  I made this pin using the Floral Dirstrict designer fabric and the new builder brads.  The entire flower takes only a matter of minutes (with the help of a glue gun!).  I attached a simple pin the the back and now I can wear it as a broach, stick it on a purse or hat, you name it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

I made this card for my husband for valentine's day. I was searching for what seemed like forever for some inspiration. It's so hard to find good masculine cards. When I saw this one on Pinterest I liked it immediately. My husband is very outdoorsy and he does a lot of woodworking, so this card was particularly fitting. It was also pretty quick and easy to put together.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whole Latte Love

I saw this card on Pinterest and I have been wanting to recreate it.  I just got this stamp set, Stampin' Up! Patterened Occassions from the Sale-a-bration catalog, and I'm really starting to love it.  The images are crisp and cute and the wording is fun.  More cards with this stamp set to come ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


This card I made for this weeks Dynamic Dous color challange blog.  I loved the color combo when I saw it, so girly and dainty.  Although I usually go for bold colors, I thought I would give this pretty combo a try.  I got my layout inspiration from a card I saw on PinterestP.S. I am having so much fun working with all the new product from the Stampin' Up! spring and Sale-a bration catalogs!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Paper Bow

Here is another sample I did for our upcoming stamp camp.  I like to have a few 3D projects to show the versitility of Stampin' Up!  I found a tutorial on paper bows on pinterest and had to try it out.  I had this great box and thought the bow would be a great easy way to dress it up.  The bow was super easy and quick and you can you any paper you want, love it!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pink leopard

Here is my first attempt at leopard print nails. I saw an easy tutorial on Pinterest and thought I would try it. Those things are sometimes a hit or miss but this one seemed to work. I first painted my nails pink ( Essie muchi muchi). Then you take a tooth pick and flatten the pointy end. I dabbed some black polish and rose gold polish on a hand mirror. Then dipped the tooth pick in the black and then on my nail to make not-so-round dots. Then you dab another flattened toothpick in the rose gold color and go around the black loosely. It doesn't have to be perfect, after all it's supposed to be leopard print. I like how it turned out soft and bold!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

So many hexagons

So I have been seeing these cards all over different crafters blogs with this adorable hexagon embossing folder from Stampin' Up!.  You are supoosed to emboss a piece of cardstock and then ebmoss a piece of DSP, then you cut the hexagons out of the DSP and adhere inside the hexagons on the cardstock.  Seems simple enough...well it is I'm not an idiot!  However, its also extremly time consuming and down right boring after the fourth or fifth hexagon you have to cut out.  Let's just say I won't be making many of these cards soon.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Above & Beyond

Here is a card I made as a sample for our upcoming stamp camp next month.  I got the inspiration from Pinterest (can we just assume I get all my creative juice from there!)  Iv'e been wanting to try my hand at making my own clouds for the background of a card and this one seemed like the perfect match.  I punched out a scallop circle, laid it on white paper and took and inked up sponge and rubbed the edge, then you move the scallop and repeat, pretty simple.  I think it turned out cute, although I'm not ultra impressed with the lines I drew for the hot air balloon.  Im suffering from this aweful cough which didn't mix well for trying to make straight lines ;)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Owl be your Valentine!

Here is another Pinterest find that I decided to turn into a cute valentine for my daughter's teachers at preschool.  This cute little owl is doing double duty today though.  I am also using it for this weeks ColourQ blog challenge.  I really liked this color combo and obviously thought Valentines day when I saw it.  (the lighting in my office isn't great, but yes the top note is raspberry ripple...I know it looks more red in the pic)  The owl is made with the Stampin' Up! top note die, the 1", 3/4", and 1/2" circles.  I hand cut the nose.  Next you fill a celo bag with some treats, staple the top and attach the owl face, so cute!


Sunday, February 3, 2013

Easter Blessings

Here is another sample I made for display for the Stamp Camp.  We always make sure to have lots of sample cards out for all our customers to look at and get ideas.  This card is using the new Stampin' Up! Easter Blessing a la cart stamp that I heat embossed on midnight muse cardstock with the new pool party embossing powder.  I also used the new Ovals framelits, Sycamore Street DSP, ribbon, and buttons, and the Vine Street embossing folder.  This one is loaded down with new stuff ;)