Friday, April 22, 2016

Cards In The Mail!

I've decided to be satisfied with posting three times a week, haha...something about a time and a season for things, and this is turning out to not be the season for stamping, no matter how much I wish it!

Today I'm sharing the most recent batch of card swaps I have received. I know, some of these cards use now-gone Sale-A-Bration items, but if YOU earned them, YOU can still create these ideas!! *grin! And you can always substitute what you DO have!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

A Butterfly Birthday!

Happy Wednesday!
Today I have a pretty card for you.
I love this set. I love collaging with it, because it looks complicated but it isn't. AND I love that it is not on the Retired List!!! This time, I went with purples.
Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant card stocks
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Dies, Hexagon Punch

Monday, April 18, 2016

Retiring Stamps List!!!

Any of my readers who are on my email list, already have the Retired Stamps & Products list in their inbox. For anyone on!
I'm only sharing the list of stamps that are retiring, the list is 7 pages of tiny font, and far too long to share here. But you can check the link HERE. The list also includes the Occasions Mini.
*Stamps are available until May 31, but everything else is while supplies last!
Hostess only: 
A Whole Lot of Lovely 
Best Thoughts (Clear) FR
Best Thoughts (Wood)
Floral Wings (Photopolymer)
Happy Birthday Everyone 
Love You Sew 
Silhouettes & Script 
A Dozen Thoughts 
A Little Smile (Wood)
A Nice Cuppa (Photopolymer)
Age Awareness (Photopolymer)
All about Sugar (Photopolymer) FR
All Boxed Up 
Amazing Birthday 
An Open Heart 
And Many More 
Another Thank You (Photopolymer)
Apple of My Eye (Photopolymer)
Back to Basics Alphabet (Photopolymer)
Banner Banter 
Be the Star 
Beautiful Bunch 
Beautiful Ride (Photopolymer)
Big News 
Birthday Yay (Photopolymer)
Blended Bloom (Wood)
Blessed by God 
Bloom for You (Wood)
Bohemian Borders (Photopolymer)
Bordering Blooms (Photopolymer)
Bountiful Border (Photopolymer)
Boys Will Be Boys 
Bravo (Photopolymer)
By the Tide 
Chalk Lines (Photopolymer)
Choose Happiness 
Corner Garden 
Creatively Yours 
Cupcake Party 
Dots for Days 
Dotty Angles (Photopolymer)
Easter Lamb (Wood)
Enjoy the Little Things (Photopolymer) FR
Epic Alphabet (Photopolymer)
Every Blessing 
Everything Eleanor 
Fabulous Four 
Feel Goods 
Festival of Trees (Photopolymer) FR
Flowering Flourishes 
For All Things 
For the New Two 
For Your Country 
Friends & Flowers 
Giggle Greetings 
Going Global 
Groovy Love 
Happy Home 
Happy Notes 
Hello Life (Photopolymer)
Hey, Girl (Photopolymer)
Honeycomb Hello 
Hot Diggity Dog 
I Think You're Great 
In This Together 
It's Wild 
Kind Koala (Wood)
Larger Than Life Alphabet & Numbers (Photopolymer)
Lots of Joy 
Market Fresh 
Merry Everything 
Oh My Goodies 
Party Wishes 
Perfect Peacock (Wood)
Perfect Pennants 
Petite Pairs (Clear) FR
Petite Pairs (Wood)
Pictogram Punches 
Pretty Thankful (Photopolymer)
Project Life Day to Day (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Happy Times (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Hello Baby (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Let's Get Away (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Memories in the Making (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Moments Like These (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life Remember This (Photopolymer) FR
Project Life This is the Life (Photopolymer) FR
Ray of Sunshine 
Remembering Your Birthday 
Santa's Gifts (Photopolymer)
Sassy Salutations 
Sea Street 
Serene Silhouettes 
Simply Sports 
Six-Sided Sampler 
Skating By (Photopolymer)
Something to Say 
Sparkle & Shine 
Sprinkles on Top 
Stake Your Claim 
Stamp a Bag (Photopolymer) FR
Summer Silhouettes 
Sweet Li'l One 
Sweetbriar Rose (Wood)
Tag Talk  
Talented Trio (Photopolymer)
Tap Tap Tap 
That Thing you Did (Photopolymer)
The Open Sea 
Trust God 
Vivid Vases (Wood)
Watercolor Thank You (Wood)
Welcome Words (Photopolymer) FR
What's Your Type? (Photopolymer)
White Christmas (Photopolymer) FR
Words of Truth 
World Map 
World of Dreams 
You Little Furball 
You're So Lovely (Photopolymer) FR
Zoo Babies

Friday, April 15, 2016

A flowery birthday

Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend...but I am pretty sure relaxing will be at a minimum... haha! We have a lot of things planned!

Today's card is one I designed for the customer who wanted birthday cards. I saw THIS on Pinterest recently and thought a card with soft spring colors would be a nice birthday card- so this is my version!
I started by stamping the Hardwood on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, and then die-cutting out the circle. Then I stamped three flower designs in three different colors, and punched them out. The greeting came from a Paper Pumpkin kit from 2014, and it fits nicely in the Word Window Punch! And I added a bit of ribbon for a little something.
Stamps: Hardwood, Petite Petals, Aug 2014 Paper Pumpkin kit
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla card stocks
Accessories: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Circle Die, Big Shot

I hope YOU have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, and I will have more stamped inspiration for you next week!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Birthday Girls!

I wasn't kidding about birthday's this week...! I hope we mailed cards out on time, but I'm not positive that happened.

Today I'm sharing the card I made for my sister, and I think it's super fun. I was inspired by the TGIF sketch challenge, but it isn't exact. And do you see which stamp I finally got to play with?? *grin! I'm pretty sure when they designed it they meant it for envelopes and maybe the backs of cards, but I think it works for a focal point too! And I used three fun prints from the Cherry on Top DP!
Stamps: #imbringingbirthdaysback
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay & Whisper White card stocks, Cherry on Top DP
Accessories: Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon

And here are the birthday girls this week....
first my sister...
Then my daughter...
and my Mother in Law!
(but their cards were made a long time fact, my daughter's card has been sitting, waiting for her since I think June....!)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Back To Birthday Cards!

Hello again!!
Well clearly up til now I haven't had any creative time. But now I have stolen some! {insert evil laughter} Actually, I accepted a card job, (I know, on top of everything else) so I haaaad to stamp. Oh darn, hahaha!! But hey- posts for you! Bonus all around! I might not post every day, but I'll be posting for a while!

The card job is a request for birthday cards. I can totally do that! I'm also keeping them fairly flat and mailable. This is the first one I designed... suitable for anyone...maybe leaning more toward girls with the pinkish base... The color combo comes from the DP.
Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DP
Accessories: Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

And then, since I happen to have three birthdays I need cards for this week (really!) I cut a few extra supplies and made this even simpler variation-
Still fun and cute, perfect for the birthday girl!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Blog Hop: Step It Up Spring Style!

Well apparently an entire month has passed, which means it is time for another blog hop! Therefore, I have created something to show you!
I got a new stamp set that I haven't got to play with yet. I really wanted to try watercoloring with abstract coloring instead of markers. Well, my first try was not good. I stamped it first, then colored, and even with it drying for a long time, the colors went muddy and the images blurred. sad...
So, I tried again, coloring blobs first, then stamping over the dried color! It's not my favorite card, but my family and friend approved, so here's what you get, haha!

My first card was kept very simple, I just trimmed the bottom part off the Watercolor Paper and separated it from the image part.
But in this blog hop, we like to show you how to step up your projects to make them a little more special. I added three accessories - two strips of Washi Tape, a button, and some twine; and I layered the whole card front onto some colored card stock for a bit more punch!
Stamps: In The Meadow
Ink: Memento Black, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Calypso Coral & Mossy Meadow card stocks
Accessories: Botanical Gardens Washi Tape, Neutral Buttons, Crushed Curry Baker's Twine, Glue Dots, Aquapainter

What do YOU think? 
...I think my stamping skillz have gotten rusty... haha! 

Here's hoping for more creative time in April... but in the meantime, go see what Cheryl has created for you, by clicking on the "next" button. And leave us your thoughts! We all like comments! 

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