Tuesday, March 22, 2016

You Make Me Happy

I love crafting with clouds. I think they can be so cute and fluffy! When I made this card Stampin' Up had not come out with a cloud set yet (that I know of), but I found this awesome embossing folder at my local craft store and knew I had to get it.

I cut the grey clouds out of paper I had embossed and then layered on a white embossed piece. So cute!

Paper: Grey, Yellow sparkle, Whisper White
Ink: Smokey Slate
Stamps: See Ya Later
Darice Cloud Embossing Folder

Friday, March 18, 2016

Brighten My Day

What a beautiful day! The sun finally came out for a couple hours and my garden beds are starting to come alive. I love seeing baby buds popping up knowing they are going to be gorgeous flowers very soon!

Anyway, here is a card I made for a card exchange for a local Stampin' Up gathering. This was a bonus set and I really had fun with it. We have an electrician in the family so I know I will use this set!

The card is actually very sparkly, but it was impossible (for me) to get this in the picture. Everything is always better in person :)

Have a great day!

Paper: Black, Yellow, White
Ink: Jet Black Staz On
Stamps: You Brighten My Day, Gorgeous Grunge
Black Ribbon
Stars Framelits Dies
Circle Punches
Silver Shimmer Spritz
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Sun Sisters

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Thank You

This card I demonstrated for one of our Stampin' Up monthly meetings. I think it is cute and simple. Plus it made use of one of the free products.

I really like the stamps that have multiple layers. Stampin' Up has made a couple of these multi-layer stamps with mostly flowers. Mixing different tones and colors creates endless possibilities!

Hope you like it and have a great day!

Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamps: Too Kind, Four You
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Just a Note

This is one of the very first cards I ever made. I was in college and just starting to get my feet wet with card making. I have to say, this is such a cute card for how simplistic it is. It really looks like the crafty equation of a cork board, with the cute little brads as push pins. Hope you like it too!

Have a great day!

Paper: White, Black, Cork Sheeting
Ink: Copper
Stamps: Studio G Stamp
ek edge punch
Misc brads

Monday, March 7, 2016

Honey of a Day

This is a really cute card I made a while back when I was on a bee kick. I love how detailed the stamp is. Also the background stencil is so versatile. I used it for honeycomb here, but it could be any sort of accent to make a cool card.

Hope you like it!

Paper: White, Yellow sparkle
Ink: Staz On Jet Black
Stamps: Stampabilities Honey Bee 02, Sentiment stamp (not sure who made this one)
The Craft Workshop Stencil
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Sun Sister
Black pen

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Happy Birthday Balloons 3

I have been on a Birthday Card kick recently. Can you tell?

This one I made just for fun. I wanted to try using the purple and brown combo. I think it turned out okay. A good guy card I think.

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
Stamps: Celebrate Today, Cottage Greetings
Balloon Framelits Dies

Happy Birthday Balloon 2

I have had so much fun with this Balloon stamp set!

This card I only used one color and I really like how it turned out! I could add any sentiment and it would still work.

I demonstrated this card at our Stampin' Up meeting a while back and I think people liked it. It was fun to make. Hope you like it!

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Celebrate Today, And Many More
Itty Bitty Accents Star Punch
Balloon Framelits Dies
Misc Bling

World's Greatest Guy

I am in love with the new travel themed products from Stampin' Up.

This card I made for Hubs for Valentine's Day. He thought it was cute.

It is a very appropriate card since I think he is the World's Greatest Guy. Love you babe!

Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Greatest Greetings, Timeless Textures
World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Washi Label Punch
Scallop Oval Punch

Happy Birthday Balloons

This is a very cute card. The background is based on this design but I changed a few things. I tried to go for a more neutral color pallet and I used the "Happy" die that I love so much. 

This balloon stamp set is so versatile. Love it!

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Celebrate Today
Washi Label Punch
Hello You Thinlets

Happy Birthday Wood

I love this card! It is based on a card I found on Pinterest and fell in love with. I changed the angle of the "boards" and tweaked it a bit. For the life of me I cannot find the original designer. If you find the website please send it to me so I can give them credit!

I gave this to Hubs on his birthday. I think it turned out really good. It was a bit of work, but worth it!

I love the "Happy" die cut. Very cute and whimsy.

Paper: Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake
Stamps: Hardwood, Four You
Hello You Thinlets
Washi Label Punch

Make a Wish

This is a simple card, but cute. I made this as a birthday card for my mom one year.

I have a love-hate relationship with Washi Tape. Used right it is a cute accent, other times it cheapens the card. I think I did a good job with it here. What do you think?

Let me take a moment to say that I LOVE any stamp set that has splatter! Always a great addition to almost any card!

Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Staz On Jet Black
Stamps: Simply Stars, Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge
Banners Framelits
Misc Washi Tape


Hubs and I got married last May in Mexico! As a thank you to my wonderful wedding planner I sent her a card when I got back to the States. I wanted to do something more personal than an email. It took a while to get there, but she was very appreciative.

Stampin' Up offers a lot of their stamps in French and Spanish. I thought it was a nice gesture.

Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
Stamps: Gracias en Acuarelas, Stippled Blossoms
Misc: Liquid Pearls

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sending Smiles

I am very excited about starting this new blog!

For my first post I thought I would share a card I came up with just for fun. It is an everyday, feel-good card that could be sent for any number of sentiments. I hope you like it!

Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Smokey Slate
Stamps: Think Happy, Greatest Greetings