Friday, March 1, 2019

We Create Subtles Collection Blog Hop

Welcome to March! This month we are showcasing the Subtles Collection and it was a little trickier than I had expected. My brain hasn't moved the colors around since the recent reorganization.

For this card I started by stamping and coloring the floral spray. Then I added the decorative cut out where I stamped the sentiment. Still too plain so I added the gold thread. Next up, the background. I only have a few to choose from so I am happy that this one was a carry over from the Holiday Catalog. I love it and I think it's a keeper. Lastly, I added Basic Pearls to the center of the flowers.

Here's a close up. Pretty sloppy but it works. Water coloring isn't meant to be perfect so don't stress when you leave white areas. You're doing it right.

Next up is Tanya. She will be using Flowering Desert. Click below:


Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Wonderful Romance
  • Ink/Cardstock: Momento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
  • Embellishments: Basic Pearls. Located with the Basic Jewels on pg 197.
  • Big Shot: Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Wonderful Floral Framelits
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Impressed Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4" (Blank white)

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Cards in the Mail: Hello Cupcake

I wanted to share my Cards in the Mail swap since it was so much work and I actually had a lot of fun making it. The new Call Me Cupcake Thinlit Dies are available starting tomorrow. Be sure to add them to your order if you pick Hello Cupcake as your Sale-A-Bration Freebie.

You can't see it but there is an overlay of clear plastic (I forget what it's called) over the cupcake.

Here's the inside.


I made eight of these. Sometimes I don't realize what I am getting myself into...

Here's a tip: If you just need the top knob then cut one and move it down just a little each time so that you are not wasting a bunch of paper. Don't forget to pre-stamp it.

Thanks for visiting! 


Friday, February 1, 2019

We Create Blushing Blog Hop

January was a super busy month for me so it will be nice to finally relax. I know "busy" is all relative but it was stuff that had to be done by Jan 31st.

I hope to get more stamping this month. I look forward to it!

One of my favorite things to do these days is to use up something that is already stamped. In this case, the Crumb Cake rectangle was already on this white card. It helped me get started. There was also a mini take home card from On Stage that I never finished sitting near by. I intended to add that to this post too but I ruined it.

Here's a close up. I stamped the phrase right on there and then again onto some Blushing Bride so that I could fussy cut the C A K E. Wink of Stella was added to sparkle things up a bit.

Tip: Shake that Wink of Stella throughout use. Get that glitter going.

The inside of the card is kind of boring but at least it isn't blank...

Next up is Tanya! Hop on over...

Supply List: 
  • Stamp Set: Amazing Life
  • Ink/Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Staz On Black
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella
  • Big Shot: Layering Circles Thinlits Dies, Stitched Circles
Card Measurements: 
  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Layer: TBA
  • Crumb Cake Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

We Create The Blues Blog Hop

Happy New Year and welcome to 2019! This year we will be focusing on color and we are starting off with the blues. I hope you get some color inspiration from us.
For my card I decided to share some "no line" stamping. You start off by stamping in a lighter color and then coloring to the edges to make it appear that there is no outline to the stamp. It eliminates the bold outlined look. The card above has the glitter on it but as you can see it looks just okay. This took me about four tries and that included searching the internet for what blue hummingbirds look like. I have some regulars in the backyard over the summer but they are so fast it's hard to know for sure.

After adding the Wink of Stella excessively it really came to life and looks fantastic. I also carefully lined the word "better".  The silver layer is not in the catalog but you could use the Foil Sheets or Glimmer Paper instead.

Thank you for hopping by! Visit Tanya by clicking on the image below:


Supply List: 

  • Stamp Set: Humming Along
  • Ink/Cardstock: Going Gray, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue Whisper White, Silver (oops! Thought it was current.)
  • DSP: Gingham Gala
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella
  • Big Shot: Layering Circles Thinlits Dies 

Card Measurements: 

  • Standard Card Size Folded: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"
  • Stamped Layer: 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"
  • Silver Layer: 2-7/8" x 3-5/8" 
  • DSP Layer:  1-3/4" x 4-1/4"   
  • Inside Card Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"

Friday, December 28, 2018

Paper Pumpkin: Day By Day

December Paper Pumpkin: Day by Day

Tada! I put the whole thing together. It comes with a nice box (not pictured) so that you can gift it but I will be keeping it for myself and hanging it in a good spot so I won't need it.

Here are the different calendar designs that I came up with. Get creative but be careful because they don't give you that many extra sticky rectangles to stamp on. There are 18 calendar pages but I ran out so I had to stick with a 12 month calendar. I hope to make the other calendar pages into birthday cards.