Inside the Lines 2

Hello Stampers!  As promised, here’s another look at the phenomenal Inside the Lines DSP and Watercolor Pencils. I did use the same paper but I’ll also try some others and different layouts.


It was a beautiful day so I took this photo outside in our lemon tree. You can see the lemons peeking through. Love, love, love this paper!


Here’s a close up of the large flower and bee. You can see where my water coloring went out of the lines a bit and I just realized I have a white water color pencil. I’ll see if I can touch it up with that.


I used Wink of Stella on this card to give it some sparkle. I used it on the wings of the bee and all the flowers. Really adds some pizzaz, doesn’t it! Because it was photographed in full sun to get the sparkle it may look a bit washed out.


I love it, especially placed on the black card. Any other color card would have detracted from the vibrant colors of the design.

The products used are very basic…Inside the Lines DSP (free Sale-A-Bration), Black Cardstock, Water Color Pencils, Wink of Stella and Aqua Painters.

This is a short and sweet post! Until Monday…

Happy Stamping!

High Flying Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today I have a little whimsical card. My cousin’s husband used to fly planes and his birthday is coming up. I got the idea from Sherri Eddleblute and added my own touches.


I couldn’t resist and thought this was just so cute. I’m pretty sure he’ll like it.

Here’s a close up of the plane…


Punch art is so much fun. It’s amazing what can be done with a few simple punches!


Products Used:

Stamp Set – Teeny  Tiny Wishes

Paper – Whisper White, Basic Black, Pacific Point

Accessories – Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, Word Window Punch


I know I had promised another card using the Inside the Lines DSP today but I had so much fun making this card I just had to share it right away. I’ll get busy and work on another Water Pencil card for Friday!

Have a very Happy Valentines Day!

Until Friday…Happy Stamping!

Inside the Lines

Today I have a very unique card for you. I used our Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines DSP. It’s like coloring pages…very cool. I used our current Watercolor Pencils as well as the set I had from 2002! Yes, I was cleaning out a box tucked in the closet and to my surprise I found a brand new set of 24 Watercolor Pencils dated 2002! I can’t just let them go to waste now that I found them. I have no idea what the colors are and they are not labeled like the current set.


I’m VERY pleased with the end result. I had thought about using some Wink of Stella to give it some glimmer but changed my mind. Then I thought about coloring another large flower and pop it up over this one…no. So I left it as it. Sometimes less is more!


I used Mint Macaron for the card and then two different green water color pencils (one is Old Olive).


A close up of these awesome pencils in action. I’m so crazy about these Water Color Pencils I don’t think I’ll go back to water color with ink. The pencils give a softer look. I love it.

You really must give the Water Color Pencils and this fantastic DSP a try! I’m going to do another one for Monday so check out my blog then.

Until Monday…have a great week end and Happy Stamping!

Emmi’s Birthday

Hello Stampers! Today I’m going to share a birthday card I made for my granddaughter who just turned 3. She LOVES purple and has recently switched from flamingos (mingos) to giraffes – so…


The giraffe is from a retired stamp set called Zoo Babies which I can’t part with for just this reason – it has an alligator, zebra, lion, rhino, monkey, macaw, giraffe and elephant. All animals children love. The DSP is also retired. Remember I told you my goal this year is to use up all my retired DSP.


After taking the photos my husband suggested that I eliminate the two end candles and have only 3 on the top. He’s so smart! I carefully removed those two extra candles with an Exacto knife and she loved it.


Here’s a close up of Emmi’s new favorite animal. I also stamped him on the envelope.

I’ll be sharing a really cool card on Friday called Flattened 3-D . So, come on back for another visit.

Until then…

Happy Stamping!

Bloomin’ Valentine

Hello Stampers. Today’s Valentine card can actually be used for almost any occasion. I left the inside of the card blank so that any sentiment can be added when needed.


I miss Blackberry Bliss so much that I find myself using Rich Razzleberry quite a bit lately. Add a little Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum and you have a great combination of colors.


The layers give this card an elegant appearance. Clean and neat is this card 100%.  The little flowers from the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits pull the Blushing Bride into the design. And of course, adding the tiny pearls gives the flowers a little bling.

The inside is a piece of Whisper White with a small strip of the DSP across the top and a little sprig of flowers from the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set. (My photo didn’t turn out quite as nice as I would have liked so I chose to delete it.)


Products Used:

Stamp Set – Bloomin’ Love

Ink – Rich Razzleberry

Paper – Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Blooms & Bliss DSP

Accessories – Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Pearl Basic Jewels


Until Monday…Happy Stamping!







Lovely Valentine

Here’s another great design for Valentine’s Day. I was inspired by Juana Ambida.


I love that this card uses the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit from last year’s Occasions Catalog and was held over in the Annual Catalog. This is one great die set. You will also recognize that I used the Love Notes Framelits again.


Since you need to stamp the little hearts on the side AFTER you cut them…it’s a bit difficult to hit the middle of every heart (as you can see). Don’t know exactly what happened with the bottom three hearts! Maybe it was late and my vision was off. Ha,ha!

The inside…



Products Used:

Stamp Set – Sealed With Love

Ink – Real Red

Paper – Whisper White, Real Red, Sending Love DSP

Accessories – Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Have fun with all these great Framelits and Thinlits. They really add pizzazz to any card.

Hope you are enjoying these Valentine Cards – one more to come on Friday. Then I’ll need to create some Birthday cards for my February classes. We all need Birthday cards!

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Until Friday…Happy Stamping!

Sealed With Love

Hello Stampers! Today I have a lovely Valentine Card for you. I must admit…I have seen versions of this card all over Pinterest and on our Demo sites. I think we all had the same idea with different twists or…we all CASE’d Linda Bedinger! This card is not difficult but really packs a punch for design appeal.


Using Love Notes Framelits gives you so many creative options. This is one fantastic bundle – along with Sealed With Love Stamp Set!


Isn’t that little envelope just darling! Yup, that Framelit is in the Love Notes set. I just love this card!


Products Used:.

Stamp Set – Sealed With Love

Ink – Real Red

Paper – Real Red, Whisper White, Sending Love DSP

Accessories – Happy Heart Embossing Folder, Love Notes Framelits


This is a great card and you use only a few tools. Once you have that bundle you will go crazy with creativity! Remember…this isn’t only for Valentine cards – I can see using many of these for all different occasions.

I have a couple more Valentine Cards for you on Monday and Friday. That will give you plenty of time to make your own cards.

Until my next post…stay warm and dry.

Happy Stamping!