Heart of Thanks

Hi!  I am participating today in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight featuring Thank You cards using Stampin’ Up! products.  I hope you can take the time to check out the other entries and vote for your favorite! My card is #22 and I’d love your vote!

I am making these cards to send to my neighbors who participated in the American Heart Associations Neighborhood Drive.

SU! Bloomin' Love, Endless Thanks

For my card, I decided to use the watercolor wash technique – very easy to do and I love the results!  Using your aquapainter, pick up some Blushing Bride ink (place a few drops on the inside lid of your  Blushing Bride ink pad), and brush it over the watercolor paper.  You can add more color as you go down the card stock.  Keep repeating until you have the results you desire.  Let dry before stamping your image.  The heart is from the Bloomin’ Love set in the Occasions Catalog and stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink.  The sentiment and banner are from Endless Thanks.  I just love that font!  I added some bling by running strips of Blushing Bride glimmer paper (also in the Occasions Catalog) down the sides and die cutting the flowers from the same glimmer paper using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlets.

Thanks for checking out my card!



Join Me?

For a cup of tea?
Playing in this week’s Global Design Project Color #GDP025 color challenge.

Colour ChallengeGDP25

These aren’t colors I typically choose – so thought it would be fun to try.  Here is what I came up with:

SU! Have  A Cuppa, Cups & Kettles Framelits

Overall, I am happy with the card – but I think the teapot could use a little something.  I tried all three color combinations and liked this one the best for the teapot.  I even tried some patterned papers, but none seemed to work for me.  What would you suggest?

It was definitely a challenge and took me a while to make this card.  If you get a chance, hope you give it a try!  (And let me know if you do – I’d love to see it!)

Thanks for stopping by!


Supply List: (All Items Are Stampin’ Up!)

  •  Cups & Kettles Framelits
  •  Daffodil Delight Card Stock
  • Basic Gray Card Stock
  • Smokey Slate Card Stock
  • Whisper White Card Stock
  • Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper
  • Paper Doilies
  • Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon
  • Smokey Slate Thick Bakers Twine
  • Have A Cuppa Metal Embellishments

Apple of My Eye

Hi – still playing with the Apple of My Eye set.  This is a fun set and I love how easy it is to line up the stamps to complete the image.  The beauty of photopolymer stamps.  I made this card for our Demo Swap at my upline’s Team Meeting last night.

SU! Apple of My Eye

Not sure how easy it is to see, but sparkle was added to the apple using the Clean Wink of Stella brush.  LOVE THIS PRODUCT! So easy to use and a great way to quickly add sparkle to anything.  Have you tried it yet?

Added interest with the Designer Series Paper instead  of just using a full layer.  I like the diagonal white strip.  The DSP is cut just 1″ smaller than my Whisper White panel in the vertical direction and then cut in half on the diagonal.   What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you will drop by on Saturday as I am participating in an Easter Theme Blog Hop with my fellow Team Stamp It demonstrators.


You’re Sweet

SU! Apple of My Eye, Subtle DSP Stack

Hi!  How are you today?  Just wanted to take a minute to say You’re Just the Sweetest!  Thanks for the comments, likes, and repins and Thanks to those that Follow Me!!

Today’s card features the Apple of My Eye stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The citrus fruit was stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi.  The Designer Paper comes from the Subtles Designer Paper stack.  A quick card that can be used to say Thanks for any reason!

Hope you get a few minutes today to be creative – whether it be paper crafting or something else – everyone deserves a little creative time!

Have a good one!


What Do You Do…

When you bring an outline stamp and full ink pads – but no blender pens or markers with which to color the image?

That was my dilemma when I sat down to stamp with the Flowering Fields stamp set (you can choose this set FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase (US) prior to S/H and tax) and realized that full color ink pads weren’t going to work to color in the pretty flowers since I forgot to bring a blender pen or an aqua painter to use with the ink pads.  And, since I also didn’t bring along the coordinating markers, what was one to do?

Here is my solution: Acrylic Block Stamping!  Yes, this worked out just well – I could use the acrylic block to create a color background for my flowers!  What do you think?

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

For this first card, I used Blackberry Bliss – I stamped the block on scrap paper a few times to lighten the background so that the flower would show.  While it is hard to see, the two corner panels are Blackberry Bliss while the flower image is matted on Basic Black.  The sentiment is my favorite from the Suite Sayings stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog.

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

The second card uses Calypso Coral as my background color.  For this one, I made a bigger front panel and added a little of the Thick Baker’s Twine in Calypso Coral to match.  The sentiment is also from the Suite Sayings stamp set.

SU! Flowering Fields, Suite Sayings

The third card in the series uses Hello Honey for my background.  Went with a full panel for the front on this one.   The ribbon I had wanted to use didn’t really work – it would have worked better if I had used Very Vanilla instead of Whisper White (but I didn’t bring that color with me).

Lastly, we have this card using Lost Lagoon:

SU! Flowering Fields, Wildflower Fields DSP

I liked this pattern from the coordinating Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (FREE as a Sale-A-Bration item with a $50 (US) purchase prior to S/H and tax) so decided to go with that to finish off my card.  So, what do you think, an alternative to coloring outline images when you forget to bring something with which to color.  Think you’ll give it a try?

I had fun coming up with ways to stamp with the limited supplies I brought with me – but will be happy to be back in my own crafting space with all my toys, I mean, tools, to use.

Hope you found some inspiration from today’s post and a way to keep stamping when what you had originally planned doesn’t quite work out!

Thanks for stopping by!



Hi!  Had a little time to play with the #GDP022 sketch this week.    Decided to try out my Balloon Celebration bundle in preparation for March’s class featuring the bundle.  Here is my take on the sketch:

SU! Balloon Celebrations, Its My Party

Yes, I am still in birthday card making mode.  I thought since I joined the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement, I better make sure to have a pretty big stash of birthday cards on hand.  I truly do love the balloons in this set – the two step stamping allows for such a textured look to the balloons.  I have plans to emboss the second stamp – ie, the little dots – once I get another opportunity to play in the stamp room.  A very quick card when you are in a hurry – but still oh so cute!  The paper is from the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper stack.

Thanks for stopping by!



Birthday Cake

Hi!  How are you today?  Been a busy few days here, we got an unexpected snow storm on Friday which dropped about 10″ of snow.  Thankfully it stopped and we were able to clear out so that Friday night’s Birthday Bash could party on!  Here is one of the cards we made using the Party Pop-Up Thinlets.  Such a fun set of dies!

SU! Party With Cake, Party Pop-Up, Confetti

For the front, we die cut the cake, trimmed off the pieces so the cake would stand on its own.  Sponged Mint Macaron, So Saffron and Watermelon Wonder inks to make our cake.  I like how it popped on the black Confetti embossed background.

For the inside, we used It’s My Party Designer Series paper for our message:

SU! Party Pop-Up, Party with Cake

The dies are so easy to use – and you can either use them as pop-up’s like the inside of the card, or cut off the excess like the front!  Who wouldn’t love getting a card like this?

Heading out soon with my daughter to work a couple of cookie booths – it is Girl Scout Cookies season for us and then to pick up some goodies to munch on during the Super Bowl.  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!



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