Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welcome Baby Boy

Bitty Babies retired stamp set from TAC, paper from my stash
(I am not sure of the name of the pack), Dazzles borders from
Hot Off The Press, Epiphany Crafts button punch, Spellbinders
die, gold embossing powder, Inktense Watercolor pencils,
Wink of Stella pen, and bling from my stash.

This is another of the baby cards I have made recently for
one of my colleagues who was having a boy.
I love the Bitty Babies stamp set, and this card was so
fun to make. I have been experimenting with
different kinds of dimension on my cards. I thought this
turned out very cute.
Next in line is a card for twins, and then after that, another card
for a baby but do not know if it is a boy or girl yet.
I keep telling the girls there not to drink the water!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Amuse cardstock, Neena white cardstock, Janie's Girls
 Stamp Set from Hot Off The Press, Spellbinders Die,
Hello Die from Amuse, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella pen,
Spica pens, Irresistible Pico Embellisher,
Washi tape from my stash.
I wanted to create an everyday card and love this stamp set from
Hot Off The Press. I have used the Janie's stamp sets a lot.
I also have been using die cuts a lot and love the idea
of layering the dies to create depth as in the hello.
I also edged the inside and outside of the frame with black
to create some depth. You can't see it clearly on this image but
the Pico Embellisher (like Glossy Accents but doesn't puff up as much)
has glitter in it.
This card makes me think of my granddaughters and that always
makes me happy.
I was browsing for challenges and thought this fit the Sketch Saturday
challenge very well so I joined it.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hello Sweet Baby

Stamp set Hello Baby (from TAC retired), Neena White
cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, designer paper from my
stash (don't remember name), ribbon and bling
from my stash, Wink of Stella glitter pen,
My Favorite Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Dies,
and Inktense pencils w/Gamisol.
We are having a baby boom at my office lately and I have
been making quite a few baby cards. This is one of
the ones I made recently for a coworker who is
having a baby girl.
I have always loved this stamp set so it is a
go to for me.
This was my first experience working with Gamisol
but I liked the outcome.
The Wink of Stella was a perfect touch for a little girl.

Monday, July 13, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy

Cardstock from my stash, papers from Hot Off The
Press called Artful Watercolor, Dazzles Sympathy and borders from
Hot Off The Press, stamp set from Gina K Designs called You
Are My Favorite, Spellbinders oval die cut, and pearls
from my stash.
I recently had a very dear friend who had a death
in her family and I wanted to send a Sympathy card.
I love the papers in the Artful Watercolors paper pack,
and the stamp set from Gina K seemed perfect.
I was aiming for peace and serenity with the card.
It was sent off last week along with prayers for her

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cat Sympathy

Ice Silver and Stardream Metallic cardstock from
the Paper Cuts, Cat Sympathy stamp set from
Our Daily Bread, heart paw print from
Janie's Furry Friends from Hot Off The Press,
Silver Dazzles from Hot Off The Press, die cut (I don't
remember who from), and
transparent embossing powder.
This weekend we had our Stamping Convention in
Collinsville IL, and I had so much fun there. I met up
with some friends I always go with when I got there.
It wouldn't be the same without them! I missed you Marian!
Just as I arrived I received a phone call from my
mother stating that her cat had died yesterday.
The first stamp set I purchased was this one with
my mom in mind. I absolutely love it!
It will go out to her today.
I love this cardstock with it's shimmer, and couldn't
wait to use it. Thank you Marian for introducing me
to it!