Wednesday, July 13, 2011

First Edition Flower Card

It's so much fun when a new catalog comes out!  I love getting to play with new papers so much!  This is just one of many cards I have already made with the First Edition Specialty paper (121878).  You will also notice that I have a pretty flower element on this card.  It was easy to make with punches.  I used the Fancy Flower punch (118073) to punch out some Marina Mist dsp from the Subtles dsp stack (117152).  Then I used the 5-Petal Flower punch (119880) to punch the First Edition Specialty paper (121878).  I tied some Linen Thread (104199) through a black button from the Neutrals designer buttons collection (119743) and attached it using a Mini Glue Dot (103683).  Here is a list of the other supplies and tools I used:
Very Vanilla cardstock (101650)
Basic Black cardstock (121045)
Marina Mist cardstock (119682)
Big Shot (113439)
Square lattice embossing folder (119976)
Top note die (113463)
Basic black classic ink (101179)
bone folder (102300)
Snail adhesive (104332)
Paper cutter (104152)
Stamping sponge (101610)
Dimensionals (104430)
Sincere Salutations (115068) for the inside message

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Friendship card with a wavy front

So I am finally at my sister's house crafting with her this summer.  That is one of my favorite things to do.  We make a lot of cards and other paper-craft projects.  Hopefully I will get the hang of the "blogging" thing so that I can share more of my projects.

This cute card features heat embossing, faux stitching, and a faux bow.

Cardstock in whisper white (100730), early espresso (119686), and cherry cobbler (119685)
DSP in marina mist (117152)
3/8 inch satin ribbon in whisper white (114616)
Versamark ink pad (102283) and early espresso classic ink pad (119670)
Clear embossing powder (109130)
All Holidays stamp set (109397)[retiring June 30, 2011]
Paper cutter (104152), heat tool (100005), powder pals (102197), bone folder (102300), mat pack (105826), hobby blade (102449), snail adhesive (104332), stampin' dimensionals (104430), paper snips (103579), craft and paper scissors (108360), white gel pen (105021), and a pencil.

Send me an email if you would like step-by-step directions for making this card or if you would like to order any of the products listed on my blog.  I am also available for workshops!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Cards

I was in need of some new baby cards to give to friends and to sell.  Here is what I made yesterday.
I used whisper white card bases for all the cards.  The other layers are bashful blue, pretty in pink and certainly celery.  I stamped the Baby steps stamp in black and stamped off once to match the basic gray cardstock and (retired) dsp.  Its hard to tell from the picture, but I also used my vanilla smootch spritz on the textured cardstock and the stamped image layers.  Under the dsp layer I used my scallop trim border punch to "sweeten" up the cards a bit.  I like how they turned out.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Baby shower cards

I made these cute cards with the Baby Steps stamp set I got in my SU! starter kit. The colors are blushing bride, basic gray, and baja breeze. The scallop was cut on glossy white with the scallop circle die for the Big Shot. I heat-embossed the stamped image.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Last night I became a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! I will post more information about that journey as it comes along. I am excited to see where this leads, but a little nervous about it too. Wish me luck! Note: Previous posts came from my original blog. Some earlier projects used and referred to non-SU! supplies. Now that I am a demonstrator my supplies listed for projects will be Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise listed.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Digital Craftiness

So I have been wanting and needing to scrap photos from when our dog Tinker had her puppies. I finally decided to just do the mini-album (6x6) digitally. I used Photoshop Elements 7 and a cute doggie kit from Epson creative zone. This photo is the front page in the album. I made 13 pages total.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I made a lot of things this summer while we were in Richardson. This cute little card was made using some of the new SU! In colors: dusty durango, crushed curry, and bermuda bay. The butterflies were made using the set Flight of the butterfly and punched with the new butterfly punch.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


So I have been on a little bit of a scrapbooking kick lately. I have completed several pages this week. Most- but not all of my supplies used were from Stampin' Up! I love the retired Wintergreen dsp from SU! I used a retired dsp called Holiday Harmony also. There was a matching accents and elements "sticker" set called Hand Selected that I used on the two page layout with the Holiday Harmony paper. I used my 5-petal flower punch, ticket corner punch, and photo corner punch- all from SU! See Elisa- it's not hard.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Finished the mini-album

I just finished my mini-album dedicated to my doggie Tinker. She passed away in November after a very brief illness. She was only 9 years-old. I miss her like crazy. Please scroll down the page to view the mini-album in slideshow form. It is a "paper bag" album made with SU! Apple Cider DSP and matching cardstock (really rust, river rock, wild wasabi and chocolate chip). The pull-outs also have non-SU! flowers and brads. I used my round tab punch from SU! for the pull-out tabs. The album is tied together with River Rock double-stitched ribbon. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Back home

Jake and I made it safely back to Lubbock last night. We spent about 2 weeks in Richardson visiting family. Elisa and I got to do quite a bit of crafting (though it is never really enough). We tried to focus mainly on scrapbooking this time. We did make a few cards (since it was Father's Day), and we made our first "card candy". I used Berry Bliss dsp by Stampin' Up! and Elisa used a retired SU! dsp. I can't think of the name right now. I used Styled Silver hph and she used Pewter.