Archive | June 2015

Thinking of You – Flower Patch

Thinking of You, Flower Patch 2

Here’s our 3rd card for the June classes. You may have noticed I also used this set for my Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge. I really like this stamp set…can you tell!

I got this placement idea from SF Galbraith.  I used the Honeycomb Embossing Folder because it just seems to go with all the flowers.

Thinking of You, Flower Patch 1

I’ve decided to start using envelope liners because they really add to the whole presentation of the card. I used retired Old Olive DSP. Actually I’m using all my retired DSP to make my envelope liners. Great way to use up retired product and get a great look.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  134207 Flower Patch

Ink:  131180 Pear Pizzaz; 126953 Old Olive; 126970 Night of Navy; 126985 Wisteria Wonder; 126948 Melon Mambo; 126969 Elegant Eggplant

Paper:  100730 Whisper White; 100702 Old Olive

Accessories:  129378 Honeycomb EF; 133731 Flower Fair Thinlits; 138292 Banner Triple Punch; 134572 Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding Ribbon

Hope you enjoyed viewing this card…

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge



This is my interpretation of this week’s Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 257:


PPA 257.2

This is the sketch we were given:

PPA 257 sketch

PPA 257.1


I really enjoyed making this card. I had used the Flower Patch Stamp Set for one of our June class cards and I just love it. I chose the retired Old Olive Coordinations Cardstock for the base of the card and the new English Garden DSP as a background. This set of paper is so lovely…you must take a look at it.

I used the Flower Patch Stamp Set to stamp my flowers and leaves then used the Flower Fair Thinlits to “punch” them out. The “thanks” sentiment is from the new Greetings Thinlits. I actually used the Old Olive Coordinations for the leaves and just stamped the veins.

This is such a bright and happy card…I think I’ll be making several more of these. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Best Wishes Butterfly

Best Wishes Butterfly 1


Here’s our second card for June classes. I LOVE this butterfly die and plan to use it as much as I possibly can. 🙂

Best Wishes Butterfly 2

Using only one stamp set (Butterfly Basics) this card is complete. The new In Color Delightful Dijon and Whisper White made a statement of simplicity. There’s a little polka dot retired DSP in the background. The Hello Honey Satin Ribbon blends in nicely. The Tag Topper punch made the cute tag with Wild Wasabi ferns at the bottom. I stamped the little butterfly on the inside and on the front of the envelope. The Pearl Jewels embellishment add a touch of pizzaz. All in all a well received card by class attendees.

Enjoy your summer and find a little time for yourself – to stamp!

Happy Stamping!

June Card #1 and Weekly Deals

Check out June Class Card #1 and don’t forget to keep scrolling for the Weekly Deals!

You've Got This

I used the new Watermelon Wonder cardstock and ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, You’ve Got This Stamp Set and some retired black lace. Quick yet very pretty. We added a strip of Watermelon Wonder on the inside with a corner of the flower stamp on the outside of the envelope. I’m really into the envelope liners and love the finished look. I saw this design by Sue Becker and changed it up a tad.

Now…here are your Weekly Deals:

Weekly Deals June 23-29


Stampin’ Up! just keeps sending those great deals your way! Think about getting the two Glimmer papers and Gold Ribbon for Christmas. You can always use both of these Embossing Folders. I NEED the Polka Dot EF and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits myself!

Just click on the image above to start shopping.

Happy shopping and stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

Here’s this week’s sketch…

PPA 256 sketch

Looks easy, right?  Well, I took some liberties and came up with this card:

PPA 256.1

I had so much fun with this card. I used bits of retired DSP, Coordinations paper and that bottom corner was just too bare so I added a Coordinations paper flower. The photo just doesn’t do this card justice…it is so much prettier in person!

PPA 256.2

Some of you may want to try your hand at designing a card of your own with this sketch…go for it! Then send a photo to me.

I’ll be posting our three cards for the June classes – so stay tuned. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Post-It Notes for Leisure Ladies

Just a quick post today. A group of retired teachers from the same school have formed a social group and we call ourselves “Leisure Ladies”. We get together about 3 times a year for lunch and catching up. I like to make a little favor for each of the gals and this time I made Post-It Note covers.

Here is a sampling of the 23 I made.

LL post its

These are so easy to make. I used retired DSP 3 1/2 x 7. Scored at 3 1/4 & 3 3/4. The white cardstock is 3 x 3. I rounded the corners with my Project Life Corner Punch and I actually pieced around the border then used Stampin’ Write Markers to make the look of stitching. Punch out a flower and you’re done. They make great little favors for bridge parties or luncheons.

Happy Stamping!



Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

Our challenge this week for the Pals Paper Arts was a color challenge using this palette:

PPA 255 colors

And…here’s what I came up with:

PPA 255.1

Positive and Negative is always a hit. I punched out the Elegant Butterfly (negative) and then used it on top (positive). Both the Marina Mist butterfly and the rectangular piece are “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The “hello” greeting is from a NEW thinlits set – Greetings Thinlits Dies.

The envelope liner matches the Sahara Sand card.

PPA 255.2

You can see the raised areas better in this photo.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Paper:  Sahara Sand (121043); Early Espresso (119686); Marina Mist (119682)

Accessories:  Elegant Butterfly (127526); Greetings Thinlits Dies (138275)

Don’t forget…give yourself a challenge and try making a card using these three colors.  Send me a photo of your masterpiece and I’ll post it on my blog. 🙂

Happy Stamping!

Fun Flap Card

I was playing around with paper and ideas when I had a brainstorm to try something different. Here is the result:

Fun Flap 1

Open the flap with the little Petite Petal…

Fun Flap 2

Now let’s see what’s inside this flap…

Fun Flap 3

This was so much fun I think we’ll do this card in a class with different DSP and colors (good way to use up retired DSP).

Definitely let me know what you think of my new creation!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Paper:  Whisper White 100730; All Abloom DSP Stack (Retired); Pistachio Pudding (Retired); Daffodil Delight 119683; Island Indigo 122923

Accessories:  Island Indigo Satin Ribbon (Retired); Petite Petal Punch 133322; Pearl Basic Jewels 119247

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge

This week we are challenged with this color combination:

PPA 254 colors

I decided I wanted to use the Corner Fold style card so here is what I came up with:

PPA 254.11

PPS 254.2

I used Wild Wasabi for the leaves and ferns so I also used the Wild Wasabi DSP for the envelope liner.

PPA 254.3

Here’s a peek inside. I also used So Saffron cardstock to cover the fold on the left.

PPA 254.4

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics 137154; Petite Petals 133155; A Dozen Thoughts 131059

Ink:  Strawberry Slush (retired), Chocolate Chip 126979; Wild Wasabi 126959

Paper:  Whisper White 100730; Soft Suede 115318; So Saffron 105118; Strawberry Slush (retired)

Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots 130933; Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die (retired)

Hope you try your hand at using these colors to create your own design and card. Don’t forget to send me samples of your work and I’ll post them on my blog and you will be a guest stamper!

Happy Stamping!


Pillow Top Technique

Pillow Top 1

Got this idea from Sheri Pearson. Visit her site here

I loved the concept and it is so unique. It’s not very difficult either! I used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and my Stampin’ Write Markers for the flower. Rather than using Rhinestone Basic Jewels I used Dazzling Details at each intersection.

Pillow Top 2

Since we were making Get Well cards in class I added this to the inside of the card. I LOVE those ferns from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set!

Well, I managed to place a good sized order yesterday taking advantage of the ability to order from all three catalogs. Now I need to be patient until the UPS man visits me. So, keep checking to see what new stamp sets I ordered because I will be using them in new cards.

Happy Stamping!