Friday, July 9

Taking a Break

I've been absent for quite a while again... I apologize.  I am going to take an official break from blogging for a while.  I guess I've already been doing that, just without formally mentioning it.  life has gotten pretty busy, and I just haven't been stamping as much lately.  I hope to be back.  Until then... happy stamping!

Wednesday, June 9

Five Scoops Please

This card is for all of you who just love ice cream, and never can make up your mind about what flavor to get... chocolate, or strawberry, or mint, or banana.  Just get them all!  Here I have created a huge quadruple scoop +1 (I don't know what you call 5 scoops) ice cream cone. 

This is not a difficult card but does take a lot of patience.  I stamped the ice cream from Sweet Scoops in five different colors on Whisper White and then covered each scoop with Crystal Effects.  While it is drying, I created the rest of the card-- it is a Whisper White base, with a layer of Close to Cocoa and Tropical Oasis DSP (from the mini) on top.  Once the scoops were dry, I cut each of them out using the paper snips.  Then I stacked them on the Close to Cocoa cone using dimensionals.  The greeting is part of a larger greeting that I just used a marker to stamp alongside the cone.  

I layered the Whisper White focal point on close to cocoa and added a white tafetta ribbon.  And, there you go.  Be sure that the crystal effects is completely hard before you begin handlin the scoops of ice cream.  If it's still tacky, you will get weird bumps in the ice cream.  Not so scrumptious!

Set:  Sweet Scoops
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red and old olive
Cardstock:  Whisper White and Close to Cocoa
Accessories:  Tropical Oasis DSP, Crystal Effects, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

Monday, June 7

Watercolor Trio

I've been traveling a lot lately.  In San Diego a couple of weeks ago and now in Portland... not much time for stamping lately.  But, I had to play with my new mini sets when I got them.  Watercolor Trio is one of the sets I really like in the mini.  My other inspiration for this card is Almost Amethyst.  I'm very excited about the new colors, but am sad to see many of the old ones go.  My most favorite color-- and one of the first ones I ever got-- is Almost Amethyst.  I've felt inspired to use it while I can.

This card is made with Shimmery White, with layers of Elegant Eggplant and Almost Amethyst.  The focal point has the Watercolor Trio images stamped in Almost Amethyst and Elegant Eggplant.  In the middle of each of the Eggplant flowers I added one of the half pearls from the Pretties Kit (also retiring).  One of the things I love about this set is the gorgeous greetings.  This greeting is stamped in Eggplant on a handmade tag.  The tag is added to the card with the White Satin Ribbon on the left side of the card.   Another simple, yet elegant card.

Stamps: Watercolor Trio
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst
Accessories:  Pretties Kit, White Satin Ribbon, 1/8" Punch

Wednesday, June 2

Sweet Pea Sympathy

You are in for a rare treat today.  I make it a point to not post non-SU stuff on my blog.  Since I sell SU, I don't really like to sell other products.  But, I've been spending a lot of time learning to color with Copic markers.  Papertrey Ink has some beautiful floral stamps that are open which makes them perfect for coloring.  This is the Sweet Pea Year of Flowers set.

Unfortunately, several of my friends have recently lost a parent or close family member.  It's been a really rough couple of month for my circle.  This is a sympathy card I created for a very close friend who lost her father to a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  

The card itself is Certainly Celery with a layer of Pretty in Pink that has the polka dot texture from the Big Shot.  The bottom edge is scalloped with this year's free SAB punch.  The focal point is stamped in Ranger black ink and is colored in several copic colors.  I will post a picture of the colors I used later.  It is mounted on layers of Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose and sewn together on the sewing machine and added to the card using dimensionals.  I also used the white satin/organdy ribbon and a pink button to finish it off.

I hope you like.

Monday, May 24

I'm alive... really

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been extremely busy lately... between work, school, stamping, volunteering and helping mom with the cookies... no time for stamping.  But I do still have my monthly clubs, so I have had to create a bit lately.  This project is one of the projects we did for my club last month... an old creation now, but I still love it enough to share.   I admit that the flowers aren't exactly easy to do, but soooo worth it.

I got this idea from someone else's blog.  As soon as I find it, I will post the link.  The colors I used here are my beloved (and soon to be discontinued) Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery and Whisper White. 

I'm not going to go through all the details of how to do this since the link will take you to a tutorial.  I will tell you though that some of the key steps in this are patience, destroying the fibers in the cardstock before you start, and patience.  Once you do it once, you'll be a pro.

This was made in time for Mother's Day, but I'm sure anybody would be thrilled to receive this lovely tag atop their gift.

I'm going to try to be better about blogging.... and stamping.  Really I am.  Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, April 13

No stamping--- No fun

I have had NO TIME lately to do any stamping!  I'm hoping to be able to spend a little time in the stamp room this week.  I hope to have some new samples for you then.

In the meantime check out our new Scrumptious Celebrations website at  There are so many new designs to choose from and new ones every week.  I'd love to get feedback on what other designs you might be interested in.

Sunday, April 4

Happy Easter

I sure hope you had as wonderful an Easter Sunday as I did.  I hope you are rejoicing in the joy of the Lord today.  What a special day.  One of the things I still love to do for Easter is color eggs.  After coloring my eggs, I did my decorating this year using the Egg-cellent Eggs kit from the Occasions Mini.   Here are the results!

Thursday, April 1

Mystery Card Class- Part 5

I just realized that I never did post the fifth and final card from the Mystery Card Class... so here goes.  If you remember, I gave people all of the supplies including stamped images, etc and let them create a card-- without seeing my sample first.  The cards above are what those in the class created!  Very very creative!
This is my sample.  The card is Very Vanilla on a background of Elegant Eggplant.  I stamped the Medallion stamp in Almost Amethyst on the side of the card and the greeting from Well Scripted on the bottom in Elegant Eggplant.  The focal point is a the flower from Happy Moments (a sale-a-bration set).  I stamped it in Basic Black on Very Vanilla and colored it in with markers-  Elegant Eggplant, Almost Amethyst, Lavender Lace and Certainly Celery.  I punched the image out with the Scallop Circle punch and then added 1/16" punches in each scallop.  I layered it on a 1 3/8" punch out of Almost Amethyst and then a larger circle of Elegant Eggplant that I cut out with the Creative Memories circle cutter.  I added the image to the card using dimensionals.

The border in the middle is Elegant Eggplant with the Eyelet Border punch and a sliver of Almost Amethyst cardstock along the top.  Lastly I added a bow around the middle using Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.

I hope you enjoyed this series.  It was a really fun class.  I'm planning on doing it again with Christmas cards.

Sets:  Well Scripted, Happy Moments
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Almost Emethyst
Cardstock:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Almost Amethyst
Accessories:  Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Eyelet Border, Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" circle punches, Creative Memories Circle Cutter

Friday, March 26

Easter Greetings

I love this little set.  It is sooo cute.  Unfortunately, I cannot remember the name of it right now.  

This card is a 4 1/4" square of So Saffron with a layer of Chocolate chip and then a layer of designer paper from the Sweet Pea set.  The top layer is Chocolate Chip, then Bashful Blue, then a sliver of Sweet Pea DSP.  For the focal point I stamped the cute chick in Stazon Black on Whisper White and colored her in with So Saffron ink and a Blender Pen.  I stamped the egg part of the image again on the designer paper (to match the bottom layer) and cut it out an put it over the image.  The entire piece is added with dimmensionals with a bit of chocolate chip satin ribbon and a word window tag with Happy Easter stamped in Basic Black.  The top layer is adhered to the bottom layer using sticky strip and the entire card is the perfect size for our regular medium envelopes.  

Sets:  ??
Ink:  Basic Black
Cardstock:  So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories:  Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Dimmensionals, Sticky Strip

Wednesday, March 24

Scrumptious Celebrations

My mom and I have started a new venture.  We are making cupcakes and cookies- homemade, hand decorated-- for your special occasion.  

Make sure your next celebration SCRUMPTIOUS with our homemade cookies and cupcakes!  Delicious desserts for the most discriminate sweet tooth!  We can make treats for any holiday or occasion.  
  • Birthdays
  • Showers
  • Weddings
  • Baptism/Communion
  • Valentines 
  • Easter
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Back to School
  • Halloween
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • New Years
  • Another occasion?  Just ask.
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Tuesday, March 16

Mystery Card Class-- Part 4

So, this is the fourth card from the mystery card class... sorry it's taken me a while to get them all posted.This card is sweet yet ever so simple. The card itself is So Saffron and it has an layer of Old Olive colored designer paper from the Sweet Pea DSP. The layer about that is also So Saffron with a different piece of Sweet Pea designer paper.

I punched the bird out of the same Old Olive designer paper and the wing out of the same striped designer paper below. The bird is mounted on the Very Vanilla Cardstock using dimensionals. I used a tiny rhinestone from the Eggcelent Egg Decorating Kit for the eye. Then I stamped the greeting from Sale-a-bration set Well Scripted in Basic Black ink. I mounted the Very Vanilla on a layer of Old Olive and put it on the card using Dimensionals. Lastly I added some vanilla satin ribbon to finish it off.

Here are the cards that the girls created without seeing mine first. So creative!

Set: Well Scripted
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: So Saffron, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Eggcelent Egg Kit, X-lg Bird Punch, Corner Rounder, Sweet Pea DSP, Dimensionals

Wednesday, March 10

Mystery Card Class-- Part 3

Here we go with card number 3 from the Mystery Card Class. This card very simple and most cards came out similar to mine-- as you can see below. The girls really liked this one-- but then who doesn't love that cute little owl?

So, my card was Taken with Teal on a Chocolate Chip back. I used Sweet Pea designer paper for the strip across the middle as well as the extra large flower punch. I layered the designer paper flower on another chocolate chip flower and added a small piece of chocolate chip ribbon, with the ends sticking out, under neath. On top, I stamped the owl from Fox and Friends in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch and then layered it on a 1 1/4" circle in Chocolate Chip. Lastly I created a banner out of Whisper White cardstock and stamped the greeting from the Picture This set. Simple but fun card.

Sets: Fox and Friends, Picture This
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Accessories: X-large Flower Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4" circle punches, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sweet Pea DSP, Taken with Teal Marker

Tuesday, March 9

Mystery Card Class-- Part 2

So, here is card number two at my mystery card class. If you are just checking in, go here, to learn about what the Mystery Card Class is.

So, here is my card to the left. It is a 3x6" card that is textured Chocolate Chip cardstock, layered on a piece of Kraft cardstock. On the front of the card is a small piece of Kraft cardstock with the "simply thanks" stamp stamped on it in Chocolate Chip ink. I then layered three small butterflies from the Butterfly Embosslit in Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Vellum cardstock. I added a silver brad and some of the Melon Mambo polka-dot ribbon at the top left. And lastly, I added a small piece of the Scallop Border punch in Chocolate Chip on the left side of the card.

You demonstrators may recognize this card as it was one of the samples in the last Stampin' Discuss magazine.

Now, on to the cards that the girls made using all of these pieces parts. I was so impressed with the creativity and the fact that everyone's cards came out so different.

Set: Simply Thanks
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip textured, Kraft, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Vellum Cardstock
Accessories: Butterfly Embosslit, Scallop Border Punch, Silver Brad, Melon Mambo ribbon

Friday, March 5

Mystery Card Class-- Part 1

I held a fun class the other night-- unlike any class I've ever held. It was a Mystery Card Class. A customer of mine found this idea from another demonstrator on a blog and I thought it was fabulous. We made 10 cards today- 5 designs- 2 of each. I gave them all the supplies for the card including stamped and punched images. Then they created a card with it without my sample. Then I showed them my sample and on the second version they could copy mine, theirs or someone elses at the table. It was really fun! Everyone had a great time. So for the next few days I'm going to show you their first cards and the sample.
First, here are the girls:

And here are their cards for the first project:

The sample card that I made is a 4 1/4" Whisper White square. It has a layer of Pretty in Pink on top with a layer of Certainly Celery that I ran through the Big Shot using the Elegant Bouquet Impression Folder and scalloped the right edge. This card has several elements of the new Eggcelent Eggs Kit from the Occasions Mini. The strip across the middle and the flowers and leaves are all from that kit (as are the rhinestones used on the girls cards.) The flowers were layered with three parts and leaves and added to the card with gold brads. Lastly I stamped the words "For You" from the All Holidays set and added some White Taffeta Ribbon around the middle. I think this is a perfect spring/Easter card. I can't wait to show you the other cards from the class.

Sets: All Holidays
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Eggcelent Eggs Kit, Gold Brads, White Taffeta Ribbon, 1/16" punch, Scallop Edge Punch (SAB), Elegant Bouquet Impression Folder and BigShot

Tuesday, March 2

Another flower

Look at this cutie! This is a really simple flower. I punched out some of the Sending Love DSP using the 1 3/8, 1 3/4, 1 1/4 and 1" punches-- one of each. Then I cut the edges on each circle, curled them up using a skewer and put them all together using a clear rhinestone brad. The leaves come from the Sweet Pea felt flowers set.

This 4 1/4" square card is make with textured Chocolate Chip Cardstock with a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of the Sending Love DSP and another layer of textured Chocolate Chip. The flower was added using glue dots. And then a soft pink taffeta bow was added.

Cardstock: Textured Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Sending Love DSP, Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Sweet Pea Felt Flowers, Corner Rounder punch, 1 3/8, 1 3/4, 1 1/4 and 1 inch punches

Saturday, February 27

Flowers Flowers Everywhere

Have you noticed on all the blogs that everyone is making paper flowers... all kinds of paper flowers? Well, I have to and here is one of mine.The paper on this card is from one of last year's designer paper sets called Taste of Texture. I always loved this paper and luckily hoarded most of it, so I could make this very simple card that I absolutely love. I added some Black Grosgrain Ribbon around the card and the greeting from Whimsical Words was stamped in Basic Black

The flower is made from old dictionary pages. I punched out 6 scallop circles punches of the dictionary page and scrunched them all up, one at a time in my hand. Then I flatted them out and layered them so they weren't all aligned and put a brad right in the middle to keep them together. Next I took one layer at a time and wrinkled it up towards the middle until all but the bottom layer was scrunched up. Then I just played with it, pulling pieces down or re-scrunching until I got it to look the way I liked it. I removed the black brad and put it through the holes of the of the small red buttons from the Playground set and used a glue dot to adhere the button to the center of the flower. The flower was adhered to the card using glue dots as well.

That's it. I hope the flower instructions are clear enough. I'm sorry, I don't do tutorials. I've seen several on people's blogs, but I cannot remember where. If you do a quick search you can probably find a visual.

Set: Whimsical Words
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Textured Basic Black and striped Kraft from Taste of Texture DSP (retired)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, Black Brad, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Playground Buttons, Taste of Texture DSP

Wednesday, February 24

Foxy Friend

Can you tell I'm enjoying this Fox and Friend set? I never have cards for the little people in my life and now I have a great set to make them.

This is a really easy card. The card is Very Vanilla with a layer of Chocolate Chip in the back. The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea DSP set and there are two different designs here. The edge of the top layer is roughed up using the key ring tool kit. I added some retired chocolate twill from last year.

The focal point is the fox stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and cut out, added to a small square punch of Old Olive cardstock layered on a Scallop Square punch out in Chocolate chip ink. The fox is mounted with dimensionals as is the scallop square. The greeting is from A Little Birthday Cheer-- one of the Sale-a-Bration set options-- stamped in Chocolate Chip. Lastly I added some googlie eyes to the fox to make him more fun.

Sets: Fox and Friends, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Dimesionals, Small Square and Scallop Square punches, Key Ring Tool Kit, Chocolate Twill ribbon (retired) and googlie eyes

Tuesday, February 23

For my Little Friends

It's been a rough winter for everyone. About a month ago, we had about 3 inches of snow here in NC. Crazy! But, I got to spend the entire day in the house, stamping! Good times. I knew that my best friend's kids were out loving the snow, playing like crazy. I made them this card, which they loved!It's probably difficult to see all the detail, but I'll describe it. I ripped textured Whisper White cardstock and layered it along the bottom. I added a small layer of Old Olive on the bottom of the card to be the grass. Then I stamped the tree from the Thoughts and Prayers set in Chocolate Chip and added Old Olive using the blender pen on the leaves. I added clouds using the classic cloud stencil and Bashful Blue ink. The greeting is stamped in Chocolate Chip and is from a retired word set (that I cannot remember the name of.) The monkeys, one is Asha and one is Devak, come from the Fox and Friends set and are cut out and put on the card with dimensionals. Lastly, I added "snow" everywhere. I used white Flower Soft for the snow on the ground and tree and on the monkey's heads. I adhered it with a two-way glue pen. Lastly I added some "snowballs" by using some small white pom poms. Each of the monkeys have a snowball because I know that's what the kids were doing that day-- throwing snowballs at each other.

The kids loved the card... and I guess some of the "snow" fell off the card, so when they opened it they got "snowed" on which they really enjoyed.

I hope you enjoy it too!

Friday, February 19

Butterflies Everywhere

I have another cute card for you today. This is a card that we did this week at stamp club. It is basically a BigShot card... using the new Butterfly Emosslit and the Polka Dot Impression Folder.

The card is made with Kraft cardstock as is the upper layer. There is layer of Whisper White in the middle. The upper Kraft layer was run though the BigShot using the Polka Dots Impression Folder. The card's focal point includes butterflies using the new Butterfly Embosslit in the mini catalog. I created one butterfly in each of these colors- Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive butterflies. I also created three butterflies using Vellum cardstock. I layered the cardstock and vellum butterflies using Crystal Effects and then added them to the layer of Kraft on White. Under the white I added a small strip of Melon Mambo punched with the Scallop Edge punch.

Lastly I added a greeting using the Happy Moments Sale-a-bration set and Basic Black Ink on Kraft cardstock. I punched it out using the Word Window punch and added a 1/16" hole on the end where I could thread through some of the Linen Thread.

Actually a pretty easy card, except for having to run the BigShot six times to get the butterflies.

Set: Happy Moments
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Vellum
Accessories: Butterfly Embosslit, Polka Do Impression Folder, Scallop Edge punch, 1/16" punch, Word Window Punch, Linen Thread

Wednesday, February 17

New Baby Girl

Had my stamp club last night... good times! Love those ladies. I have my other club this weekend. Club days are some of my favorite days each month.

I'm also getting ready to do the cleanse again. We are starting later this week. If you remember, I did this 21 day cleanse, recommended by my chiropractor, back in October. I squeaked through the first 10 days not being able to eat my favorite-- chicken! The last 11 days weren't that bad, but once it was over, I jumped back into the carbs and gained all the weight I lost back... in record time. So, this time, I feel much more at ease about it since I know what to expect. And, I know better what NOT to do once it is over. I'm gonna have to ease different foods back into my diet and stay completely away from other-- SWEETS-- which I have NO control over. So wish me luck... I'll keep you posted.

On to today's card... a cute new baby card using Fox and Friends. Club ladies swapped baby/kid cards last night and since I seem to continuously have new babies popping up, I decided to swap with them. This was my card.The card itself is Whisper White and is layered on a piece of Pretty in Pink cardstock. The designer paper is from the Sweet Pea DSP set and I used the Eyelet Border punch to scallop the edge, along with a strip of Pretty in Pink underneath.

The image is the giraffe from Fox and Friends and is stamped in Close to Cocoa and the dots are filled in with the Pretty in Pink marker. I punched the giraffe out with the scallop oval and added small pink dots on each of the scallops with the Pretty in Pink marker. I layered the giraffe on a Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink Scallop Oval and adhered it to the card using dimensionals. I added the words "Small Wonder" in Close to Cocoa from the Sale-a-bration Whimsical Words set. Lastly I added a soft bow in the Pretty in Pink satin ribbon. If I haven't mentioned it, I absolutely love this ribbon. It is yummy enough to eat!

Sets: Whimsical Words, Fox and Friends
Ink: Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Pea DSP, Scallop Punch, Pretty in Pink Marker, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon

Tuesday, February 16

Thanks for Owl You Do

Here we are with another Fox and Friends sample. I'm really enjoying this set. This time I combined the set with a new hostess set in the Occasions Mini called Picture This.

The card is Old Olive and the corners are rounded just on the bottom. I ran the top Olive layer through the BigShot using the Polka Dot Impression Folder. There is a layer of Chocolate Chip on the back. The brown layer on top of the green is designer paper from the Sweet Pea DSP. The tree layer on top is from that paper set also. I stitched the sides of the narrow strip with the sewing machine.

I stamped the owl in Chocolate Chip and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle. That is layered on a 1 1/2" Chocolate Chip circle and then on a 1 3/4" Old Olive circle. I used the Chocolate Chip marker to add dots along the olive circle. The entire image was adhered to the card using dimensionals.

The greeting is from Picture This and is stamped in Chocolate Chip on Whisper White cardstock and layered on Old Olive cardstock. The ends are cut at a V on both layers.

Sets: Fox and Friends, Picture This
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Dimensionals, Sweet Pea DSP, Sewing Machine

Thursday, February 11

Happy Valentine's Day

I spent last Sunday afternoon making sugar cookies for Valentine's day. My little sister Jayla (I volunteer for Big Brothers and Sisters) was suppose to come over to I made up a batch of sugar cookies and thought that it would be fun for us to make them and decorate them. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to come, but I still had to make the cookies. So I spent half the afternoon making these. It was a fun, relaxing, enjoyable way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I gave a bunch to Jayla, took a bunch to work, and ate a few myself.

Hope you have a special Valentine's Day!

Fox and Friends Valentines

Valentines for my best friend's kids featuring Fox and Friends. They will love them.

The pink one is for Asha and features the fox from Fox and Friends. The card is a 4 1/4" Whisper White square with a layer of Pretty in Pink cardstock on top. Then I added a strip of Sending Love DSP with a Scalloped Edge on the left side. The Pretty in Pink heart was created with the Heart Embosslit and the Big Shot and it was layered on a Chocolate Chip embossed heart. The fox was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and I colored in her tail with Asha's favorite color Pink and I added eye lashes to her eyes to make her a girly fox with a Basic Black marker. The fox was added to the heart and the hearts were added to the card using dimmensionals. Lastly I stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" from A Happy Heart in Chocolate Chip ink and added some of the lovely pink satin ribbon.

The second card is for Devak and features the lion from Fox and Friends. Devak is 2 1/2 and loves lions-- ROAR! The card is a 4 1/4" Whisper White square with a layer of Good Neighbor DSP in More Mustard. There is a layer of chocolate polka dot DSP from the Sweet Pea DSP collection with a ripped edge on the left side. The Chocolate Chip heart is made with the Heart Embosslit and the Big Shot and is put on the card using dimmensionals. The lion was stamped in More Mustard on Whisper White cardstock and cut out. Then I stamped the lion's mane on a post-it note and cut it out. I stuck the post-it note (with the stamped mane) on another piece of More Mustard Good Neighbor DSP and cut out the mane and layered it on the lion using a dimmensional. I stamped the face again with More Mustard on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out and layered it on the mane using a dimmensional. I highlighted the eyes and mouth using a Basic Black marker and stamped "Happy Valentine's Day" from A Happy Heart using Chocolate Chip ink. Lastly, I added some of the yummy chocolate satin ribbon on the side.

Cute Valentines for some cute kids! Will you be my Valentine?

Sets: Fox and Friends, A Happy Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Sending Love, Good Neighbor and Sweet Pea DSP, Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate and Pink satin ribbons, Heart Embosslit, Dimmensionals, Pretty in Pink and Basic Black markers, Corner Rounder

Wednesday, February 10

Tess Returns

I'm liking Tess and liking paper piecing Tess.

This card is 3x6 and Chocolate Chip (again). The two pieces of designer paper both on the card, and the two I used to paper piece Tess' clothes are from the Sweet Pea DSP. The top piece on the card is scalloped using the scallop border punch.

Tess is stamped in Basic Black on a Very Vanilla carstock tag made using the Big Shot and the Two Tags SU Bigz Die. I colored Tess's hair in with the So Saffron ink pad and an aqua painter. And her skin is done with Creamy Caramel ink. I stamped the Celebrate You greeting (from A Little Birthday Cheer set) on the left side in Chocolate Chip ink. Lastly I added a chocolate button with a glue dot and some Mellow Moss Grosgrain ribbon on the top.

Simple, but cute.

Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer, Totally Tess
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sweet Pea DSP, Button, Glue Dot, Aqua Painter, Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch

Tuesday, February 9

Happy Moments

Yeah, I know, I use a lot of pink and chocolate. Don't you just love it though?

This card uses a couple of Sale-a-bration stamp sets. The first is the cake from Happy Moments. I stamped the cake on Shimmery White cardstock in Stazon Black ink and watercolored the cake with ink pads and an aqua painter. The second stamp is from Whimsical Words and is stamped in Craft White ink.

The card itself is Chocolate Chip. I added a layer of my favorite paper from the Sending Love DPS on the left side and then a layer of Pretty In Pink cardstock in the middle. I stitched the pink onto the Chocolate cardstock using my sewing machine. (I also added a piece of Whisper White cardstock on the inside to cover up the stitching.)

For the main image, I rounded the corners of the Shimmery White cardstock and then added a layer of Pretty in Pink and then Chocolate Chip. I adhered the cake to the card using dimmensionals. Lastly, I added the gorgeous pink satin ribbon the side. This ribbon is soooo yummy-- in fact the cake looks yummy too!

Sets: Whimsical Words, Happy Moments
Ink: Craft White, Stazon Black
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Sending Love DSP, Pink Satin Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Corner Rounder, Dimmensionals, Sewing Machine

Monday, February 8

Tess in Razzleberry

Here's another Tess sample using my favorite in-color Razzleberry. This is a Whisper White card with a layer of Rich Razzleberry behind. I ran the front of the white card through the BigShot with the polka dot impression folder to give it the embossed polka dots.
I used my Creative Memories circle cutter to cut the white and Razzleberry circles or the main image. I stamped Tess in Stazon Black on the white circle and colored her in with ink pads and an aqua painter. I paper pieced some Razzleberry Lemonade DSP to make her shirt. I adhered her to the card using dimmensionals.

The designer paper layer is also from the Razzlebery Lemonade series and I layered the DSP on a piece of Rich Razzleberry with a little sliver of Scalloped Whisper White cardstock in between. In each scallop I punched a 1/16" punch. Then I tied the polka dot Razzleberry ribbon around the entire piece and adhered it to the white card.

I stamped "The best things in life are made, not bought" in basic black on Whisper White, mounted it on a piece of Rich Razzleberry, cut the notch in the end of the tag and added it to the card. Lastly I added the button with linen thread to the end with a glue dot.

Sets: Totally Tess
Ink: Stazon Black, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel to watercolor
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Polka Dot Razzleberry ribbon, Scallop Edge and 1/16" punches, dimmensionals, button, linen thread