Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Morning Meadow Thank You Card

Today's card was made from some of  the new StampIn Up! In colors for  2013-2015. Pistachio Pudding, crisp cantaloupe  and Strawberry Slush. I also added a bit of Pool Party because it goes great with the all the new In colors. I used a new hostess set called  Morning Meadow and stamped with the Pistachio Pudding ink. I still can't get over how easy the new ink pads are to use. I have stamped 6-8 images in the past to get a perfect one but this time it took one time - a miracle for me :-) I added some dimensionals and rhinestones to make everything pop! I also used two embossing folders - Lattice and Elegant Bouquet.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Elegant Thank you Card

Today's card was made with the Stampin Up! set called Elegant Greetings. Cardstock is Primrose Petals and Early Expresso. Ink is Chocolate Chip and Primrose Petals. I used the new ink pads and they are so amazing. I am surprised every time how bold they are. Last year the first color I ordered after I saw the new colors was Primrose Petals. I forget to use it so I am making an effort to use it before the new colors come out and I am totally obsessed with them. They are so cute. I think of them as ice cream colors. Wait until you see them. I should be posting cards with them in the next few days. Stitched satin ribbon and pearls were added for embellishment.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lacy Birthday Card

Today's card was made using the SU stamp called Beautiful Birthday. Cardstock is Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, and Crumb Cake. Ribbon is Artichoke Denim Jean ribbon. Die used are Decorative Labels 8, Floral Ovals, Labels 8 and Ovals by Spellbinders. Tiny crystals and dimensionals were added.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cross of Hope Thank You Card

Today's card was made with the SU set called Crosses of Hope. Cardstock is Summer Starfruit and Not Quite Navy. Designer paper is Sycamore Street. Ribbon is Stitched Satin in Summer Starfruit. Tags were made with the Spellbinders die Ribbon Tags Trio 3. Embossing folder is Framed Tulips embossing folder.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lilac Stippled Blossoms Birthday Card

I love the SU Stippled Blossoms. Here is my latest card using the set. I used SU designer paper along with Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac cardstock. Ink is the same colors along with Green Galore and Gable Green. I embellished the image with tiny pearls. I also added lace and ribbon. The label was cut with StampIn Up! labels framelits.

Mother's Day Bling Card

I made my dear hubby's Mom a card for Mother's Day In the last post so now I made one for my Mom. I used a stamp set from Gina K called Festive Frames and an old PSX stamp for the sentiment. Cardstock is Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray. Designer paper is Beau Chateau. I adde some tiny crystals and little flowers from the punch pack by StampIn Up! Finally I added a Butterfly from an MS punch aEmbellished with crystals and SU Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Card Color Change

The first card for today is a redo of yesterday's card.  Something was bothering me about the color combination so I took it apart and used Basic Gray instead of Island Indigo. I like this combination so much better. Sometimes I take a card apart many times before I am satisfied. I am so glad Stampin Up is coming out with another gray. It is lighter and will make some beautiful color combinations. I can't wait to use it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two Elements of Style Cards

Today's cards both use the Stampin Up! set Elements of Style. The background is a stamp called Paisley Print. Cardstock is Island Indigo and Pretty in Pink. I used VersaMark ink for the background and image. The sentiment is computer generated and sponged with Island Indigo ink. The butterfly was made with Embosslits Beautiful Wings and the flowers with Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Both are embellished with SU Pearls. Pink tulle was added. This was my first time to work with it but it glued down easily.

The next card is made with Elements of Style, also. I used Pool Party and Soft Suede cardstock. Background is Belle Toile. The embellishments and ink are the same as the other card. Ribbon is Pool Party satin.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Summer Snowflake Birthday Card

Today's card was made using the Flourishes set Summer Botanicals. Cardstock is Very Vanilla and Basic Black. Designer paper is called Beau Chateau. I used Basic Black ink for the image and embellished it with blue crystals. Die cuts are Spellbinders Lattice and Ribbon Tags.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blooming with Kindness Birthday Blessings

Today's card was made using the SU set Blooming with Kindness. Cardstock is Basic Gray and Blushing Bride. Designer paper is Beau Chateau. Sentiment is computer generated. Dies are by Spellbinders and are Parisian Motifs and Fancy Framed Tags 2. I used Basic Gray ink for the images and sponged with Blushing Bride. Brads were added for embellishment. Finally, no pearls. I had to keep myself from using them this time!!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Blooming with Kindness Birthday Card

Today's card was made with the StampIn Up! set Blooming with Kindness. I used Island Indigo, Very Vanilla and Red Ridinghood ink along with Island Indigo paper. The patterned paper is called Fan Fair.  some SU peals finished it off.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Birthday Lace Card

Today's card is made with the Stampin Up! stamp called Beautiful Birthday and the set Reason to Smile. The designer paper from Stampin Up! is called Fan Fair. I love it because it has several lace prints that really can made your cards look vintage. The paper has been put through an embossing folder and pearls were added. The flowers were colored with Copic markers and popped up with dimensionals.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kindness and Blossoms Card

Today's card was made using the Stampin Up! sets Blooming with Kindness and Betsy's Blossoms. Cardstock is Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz. Designer paper is by Stampin Up! I added pearls and dimensionals to make the flowers pop!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Assistant's Day Thank You Cards

 Today's card was made using Stampin Up! French Foliage, Field Flowers and Itty Bitty Banners. I used Sycamore Street designer paper as well as the Scallop Trim Border Punch and some Stitched Midnight Muse ribbon. Cardstock is Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse. Ink is Midnight Muse. 

These cards were a special order for my brother-in-laws assistants at his church. He wanted an initial of each lady and a verse on each card. I used Soft Sky, Certainly Celery and Almost Amythyst cardstock. The sentiment is computer generated. The punch is by MS. I also used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and embellished the cards with a bunch of Stampin Up! pearls.

Monday, April 15, 2013

One Layout - Two Different Cards

My first card today was made with the StampIn Up! set called Bells and Boughs. I used Copic markers to color the image and I sponged A mixture of So Saffron, More Mustard and Yoyo Yellow ink on top of a splatter background stamp and the sentiment. The sentiment is embellished with small rhinestones. Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler and Wild Wasabi. I cut the opening with a Labels framelit die and used an embossing folder after that. I added a small piece of designer paper behind the opening.

My second card is a little simpler. I needed a quick thank-you card so I used Chocolate Chip, Poppy Parade and Creamy Caramel cardstock on this card. Sentiment is from the Stampin Up! set Watercolor Trio. I added some flowers and a button for embellishment.

Praying For You Floral Card


Today's card is another simple layout but with elements that give it a little more wow-factor. I added some vintage lace and I glued a crystal on a bronze brad to give it a little bling! I used two Stampin Up! sets - Thoughts and Prayers and Embrace Life.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Thoughts & Prayers
Paper: Chocolate chip, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 1, Decorative labels 1, Brad, rhinestone, vintage lace, copic marker, dimensionals

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Full Sheet Eagle Scout Cake

I stayed up until 4 am working on this cake. It is the first time I have made a full sheet. I am so glad it is finally done. Now I want a Cricut Cake. It would have save hours even if it was just for the lettering. Sorry I didn't get to post yesterday. The day really got away from me!

Today's card was made using the Stampin Up! set Betsy's Blossoms. This is a great set and this card was so easy. I stamped the blossoms in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie on some patterned paper. I added some River rock ribbon, lace and rhinestones to give it some personality. I used Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo cardstock - two of my go-to colors.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sycamore Street Blessing Card

Today's card was made using the Madison Avenue Stamp Set from Stampin Up! I used Rich Razzleberry and Summer Starfruit ink for the stamped image along with Whisper White and Rich Razzleberry cardstock. Patterned paper is Sycamore Street and ribbon is  Summer Starfruit Striped Satin. I sponged the background with Baja Blue and added a button for embellishment.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Selling Scout Popcorn Scrapbook Page

Here is one of my layouts for my son's Boy Scout album. This is one of the easier layouts. I used Stampin Up! Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White and More Mustard Cardstock. I cut the popcorn out of So Saffron and Whisper White paper. I inked the edges of the white in So Saffron ink so it looks like butter. Check back later for more scrapbook pages to come.

Rosey You Are Loved Card

Well, I am finally back! It has been longer than I thought but I finally finished all the wedding invitations for Jennifer and Elizabeth and scrapbook pages for my ds Daniel. I will be posting the invitations soon along with a few of the pages.

Today's card was done using the Stampin Up! stamp set called  
You Are Loved. The sentiment stamp coordinates with the Stampin Up! 
Decorative Label Punch. I used Rose Red ink and Paper also with Very Vanilla paper. The decorative oval was made using Vary Vanilla paper with my Cricut that I got for Christmas.

My goal is to post 365 cards between June 22, 2012 and June 21, 2013. I have a long way to go so I may be posting more than one card daily for a while. I have gotten quite a few new sets since the first of the year so I will have plenty of inspiration!