Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Parade of Cards

Here is my contribution for Mary's Easter Parade of Cards

All materials are Stampin' Up!

The Inks : Old Olive, Primrose Petals

The Card Stock: The cross is the wood grain pattern Natural Composition DSP
Very Vanilla and Primrose Petals

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Summer Silhouettes and Tiny Tags

Embellishments: Crochet Trim Victoria 5/8"

Tools: Framelits Labels Collection



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter CASEd

I CASEd France Martin (Frenchie) Woven Basket.

 The basket is made from one sheet of card stock.  Follow the link to Frenchie's You Tube video

Then I cased Dawn's basket and punch art bunny (so cute!)

side view of basket

Here is the link to the punch art bunny

and basket

Sunday, March 24, 2013

All Dressed Up

I love to play with paper and that's what I did with this Graphics 45 Steampunk Debutante DSP.  Every now and then I stray from Stampin' Up! but I don't stay away for very long.  It was fun to cut up this DSP to conform with the sketch challenge.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s All Dressed Up.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Digi Challenge 2

My second attempt at the digital challenge, hence, Digi Challenge 2.

Check out the site:

Easter Blessings

I have been working on Easter Cards all week and couldn't quite get it right.  I think I like this one the best out of all the things I've tried this week.   I submitted this one in the PPA Sketch Challenge this week.  I used Stampin' Up! Naturals Ivory and Old Olive Card Stock.   The sentiment is SU and instead of ink I used markers and the huffing technique.  The embossing folder is SU Lacy Brocade.

Here are the other Easter Cards I made this week.  They are all variations on the one above.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Change of Address

What a fun Stamp set!  I had a ball making this card for one of the girls at work.  She is closing on her her new home on Friday.  This stamp set is perfect.

I used the Sycamore Street DSP (you still have a chance to get some), Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry Card Stock.  Stamp Set is All Dressed Up, with the matching framelit, Rich Razzleberry ink, Delicate Designs Embossing folder and the Scallop Trim Border punch.  A few Pearl Basic Jewels for the necklace and Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon for the belt.

I can't wait to try the Pop'n'Cuts with this set.  Happy Stamping!

Friday, March 15, 2013

And the winner is...

Congratulations to  Pat Austin,  the winner of the blog candy from Tuesday's Blog Hop.

 Please email your address to me at
so that I can ship the note cards to you.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Sunday is St. Patrick's Day. That is not a work day for me.  I like to bring paper crafted holiday treats into work on holidays because: (1) It is fun and (2) I get to stamp.

Tomorrow is our annual HR Leadership retreat-a perfect opportunity for sharing some St Patrick's Day treats.  I used retired Stampin' Up! stamps to wrap and bag some Hershey Nuggets.

Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top!

OK, so its not traditional, but these are Birthday Ice Cream Cones. 

The Paper Players color challenge this week included Regal Rose, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso.
To keep in line with the challenge, we have Regal Rose and Pool Party sherbet on an Early Espresso chocolate sugar cone.
That's not glitter on the sherbet; it is Heat Embossed Iridescent Ice.  Other supplies are the Petite Pennants Builder and the Cupcake Builder punches, Early Espresso ink (on the cones), Regal Rose ink on the sentiment and A Word for You stamp set.
You still have time to leave a comment on my Tuesday post to win some blog candy to be awarded tonight.  Winner posted tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Pals March Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the March Pals Blog Hop! Today the Stampin' Pretty Pals are excited to share new ideas and projects to get you ready for spring.

You should have just left stop number 5 on the Pals Hop -
Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' & Stampin'.
If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Can you tell me how to get to Sycamore Street? I know how and can tell you how ...just make a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase by March 22 and receive this wonderful Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper at no cost.  Free!

I made the six cards below using Sycamore Street DSP.  It is just perfect for spring.  I paired this paper with another free item...The Patterned Occasions Stamp Set.  

Using those two products and Stampin' Up! Note Cards and Envelopes, I whipped up a half-dozen cards in no time.  Having the note cards and envelopes, some DSP and a cute stamp on hand allows you to be prepared to create a card for those last minute situations.  My blog candy today is the set of six note cards and envelopes.

Here are the cards:

Interested in receiving this blog candy?  Please be sure to leave a comment for me by 6 PM CST on Thursday, March 14.  One recipient will be chosen at random from the comments received.  The blog candy recipient will be announced on Friday and the recipient will need to email me their mailing address within 24 hours. Blog candy can only be shipped to a US address -- thanks for understanding.

The next stop is Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...  stop number 7 on the Pals Blog Hop!
 Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

  1. Dawn Tidd at tiddbitsfromdawn
  2. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty -
  3. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  4. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works 
  5. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' & Stampin'
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter   YOU ARE HERE
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  8. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  10. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  11. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
  12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  13. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  14. Jennifer Takacs at Stamped in Full 
  15. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  16. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
  19. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  20. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Ginger Toivonvn at
  23. Amy Williams at Stampin' on the Range
  24. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  25. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  26. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  27. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  28. Peggy Noe at 
  29. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!

Monday, March 11, 2013

PPA 154

This week's challenge is a color challenge: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Primrose Petals.

I also used Perfect Polka Dots and Honeycomb Embossing Folders, Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Primrose Petals Core'dinations card stock, and Perfectly Penned and Tiny Tags stamp sets.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Faux Stitching

The Paper Players challenge is Stitches this week.  I used a few real stitches and then decided to go faux.  Faux stitching and faux buttons.

The Card Stock is SU Early Espresso, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.  The ink is Soft Suede.  The Stamp sets are Layered Layers and Kindness Matters (Thanks).  Also used:  SU Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Apothecary Accents framelits, Modern Label Punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Marker and a White Gel Pen.