Happy Watercolor Leadership Swap Card

I’m trying to get back in the swing of things and thought I’d share the card I created for a couple swaps I’m in.  I loved this Happy Watercolor stamp set and thought I’d experiment with some different color combinations. 

What I used:  Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, and Real Red

So, what do you think?

I think they work surprisingly well together!

For the flower, I did a different type of coloring… I used my sponge dauber!  I just dabbed it in the Real Red ink pad and then swirled it over the flower to color it it in.  It make for an imprecise coloring effect but I think it works great with this particular set.

Card supplies used

Stamps – Happy Watercolor
Ink – Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive, Pool Party
Paper – Summer Starfruit, Pool Party, Early Espresso core’dinations cardstock, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories – Decorative Label punch, Sanding Block, Rhinestones, Sponge Daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I had fun making it and think we’ll make it as a group at club this month!  So, I hope my club gals love it too!

Interested in joining a stamp club?  I am kicking off some new clubs this year including long distance/virtual clubs and local stamp clubs.  Get project instructions and completed cards sent to you each month or get the kit to complete with me or at home!  You just commit to ordering $25 each month you are in the club and have the opportunity to be “hostess” for one month and get the hostess benefits too!

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Adorable Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer Card

You may be able to tell from looking at the cards that I create, I kind of have a love affair with my Big Shot.  I LOVE my embossing folders, and so when I see cards like this reindeer card with all the texture in the background, I know it is totally for me. 🙂


card designed by Sandy Carlson

This is another card I got as a swap and helped make me fall in love with the No Peeking stamp set.  Seriously, how cute is this reindeer?  Its also quick to make and another great use for your scraps of designer paper.

And did you see that nose?  Take your rhinestones and color them with a sharpie to get custom rhinestones in any color!  Cool, huh?

Well, I’m off to do some family activities this morning before my final Christmas Card stamp-a-stack for the year.  Tomorrow I’ll share more of the cards we are making this afternoon!  See you tomorrow!

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No Peeking Reindeer Card Recipe
No Peeking, Petite Pairs
Ink: Soft Suede, Basic Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Brights designer series paper stack
Accessories: Designer label punch, Big Shot, Cheveron embossing folder, rhinestones, red sharpie

Who Doesn’t Love A Pink Pig Birthday Card?

In getting ready for the Creating Keepsakes Convention last weekend, I wanted to put together some samples from different stamp sets including Button Buddies.  So, with the help of my friend Katy, we put together a set of card including this cute little guy:


Love that nose!  This was a super fast card to put together and it turns out it was one of the most popular cards from the set. 🙂  The pig and my Christmas snowman card (which we’ll be making in my next Christmas card stamp-a-stack at the end of November) were the two cards that seemed to get picked up the most.

What do you think?  Does the pig make you smile too?


New Stampin’ Up! iPhone e-card app!


Stampin’ Up! has created a fun new (and FREE!) app for the iPhone make it easy to create and share e-cards with your friends and family via email or Facebook.

They have predesigned templates but also enable you to create a card any way you want.  Its kind of like My Digital Studio for your phone!

Check it out on iTunes here



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Button Buddies Birthday Piggy Card Recipe
Petite Pairs, Button Buddies

Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Crumb Cake, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Scallop edge punch, 2-1/2” circle punch, 1/2” circle punch, decorative label punch, glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Subtles buttons

Masculine Card using Affection Collection?

So I put a question mark at the end of my blog title because I’m trying to decide if this card counts as “masculine” or not.  It definitely isn’t flowery, or pink, or have lots of lace and bows.  So I think it counts.  But take a look and you can decide for yourself.


Have I mentioned yet that I’m having a total love affair with Island Indigo right now?  Some of my favorite cards highlight Island Indigo and I’m already feeling like 8 months isn’t enough time to love this color before it’s term as an In Color ends.  So, hopefully you don’t mind it because you’ll be seeing a lot more I’m sure! Smile

This was a quick card that I made to show a few of the new items in the Holiday catalog including:

* the woodgrain embossing folder

* the 7/8” Cotton ribbon

* the Affection Collection stamp set

I was in a rush and so I didn’t want to wait for the ink to dry if I stamped on the ribbon; so instead I stamped next to the ribbon.  I also grabbed the awesome Decorative Label punch and stamped and sponged the sentiment.  Then I took two more punchouts of the same shape and cut them to give me the matting I wanted for the sentiment.  (If you don’t already know how that works, let me know and I can put together a video to share it!)

My favorite thing about this card is how the Early Espresso sponging around the Friends sentiment layered over the Cajun Craze matting somehow makes it look like the edges are rounded and dimensional!

PS – Did you hear the other announcements from Stampin’ Up! yesterday?

3 stamp sets that you can buy individuals stamps out of… lowered printing prices with My Digital Studio…and a survey to help Stampin’ Up! pick a project kit to offer in the near future!  Check out this blog post to see all the details!

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Masculine Friends Card Recipe
Affection Collection
Ink: Island Indigo, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso core’dinations cardstock
Accessories: Big Shot, Woodgrain embossing folder, 7/8” cotton ribbon, decorative label punch, sponge daubers, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Great Masculine Birthday Card

Earlier this month was my husband’s birthday and my mom, being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator also, sent him a handmade card that I loved.  In fact, I think I liked it even more than he did! 🙂

Anyway, I loved how striking it was and thought it was a great masculine card and so I wanted to share it with you.

happy birthday embossed card

card created by Kathy Thisted

The stamp and the paper are retired from last years catalog – Engraved Greetings stamp set and Love Letter designer paper.  But the cardstock, embossing folder, and punch are all current.

And the embossing, she heat embossed the stamp image with black embossing powder which made it look even cooler!  (I tried getting a close up to show you but its still hard to see).

HB birthday card close up


This just goes to show that a card doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated to be a striking and fabulous card, huh?

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Engraved Greetings Birthday Card Recipe:

Stamps: Engraved Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Love Letter designer paper, Cherry Cobbler cs, Basic Black cs, Whisper White cs
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Black embossing powder, Heat gun, Decorative label punch

Warmest of Wishes Spice Cake Card

It feels great to break into some of my new Holiday Mini goodies.  I knew I wanted to play with the new Spice Cake designer paper and so I pulled out colors from the paper and went from there.

Warmest of Wishes Holiday Mini Card

To make some of the different elements i added to the card, I started with 3 panels from the Spice Cake paper and layered them on Early Espresso cardstock.  I then used my markers to color in the Warmest Of Wishes sentiment from the new hostess set, also called Warmest of Wishes. :)  I cut out around the image and then punched out a Decorative Label punch which I cut in half so I could easily layer it behind the sentiment. 

I did something similar with the ribbon.  i used the Scallop Dotted Ribbon punch to punch out two strips of More Mustard cardstock and then layered them behind the new Early Espresso Quilted ribbon.  i wanted a little something more so i added a loop of the Early Espresso ribbon on each side of the sentiment before adhering to my card. 

Its not my favorite card of all time but I had a lot of fun playing with everything.  And I can’t wait to play around with some other ideas.  So, off to stamp I go!

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imageWarmest of Wishes card recipe:
Warmest of Wishes (hostess) 
Ink: Old Olive Stampin Write marker, Chocolate Chip marker, Cajun Craze marker 
Paper: Spice Cake designer paper, More Mustard cardstock, Whisper White cs, Early Espresso cs, Baja Breeze cs, Always Artichoke cs 
Accessories: Early Espresso quilted ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Dotted Ribbon punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals


A Simple Day of Gratitude Card Share

A little over a week ago, I hosted my monthly “meet & greet” and as with each month, I brought a free make & take card.  This month, I decided to use the fabulous Day of Gratitude set, which thanks to regionals in Portland, I am love more and more each time I use it.

Anyway, I got home and put all my supplies away and managed to hide the card from myself for over a week until today!  Well, I found the card and really like how it turned out and so I wanted to share it with you here.

This stamp set begs to be used with Cajun Craze and More Mustard inks, both of which have not been my favorite colors.  But I have to say, Cajun Craze has really grown on me!  It is the perfect color for using in fall scrapbook layouts and cards.

For some added kick, the Decorative Label punch out is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Otherwise, it is a quick and easy card that looks great in person.  We stamped the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock randomly using the images from the Day of Gratitude stamp set in the colors More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso.  Its like making your very own Designer Paper!  The medallion is stamped in Old Olive ink on Old Olive cardstock.

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Until next time- Happy Stamping!