Saturday, March 18, 2023

Sea Turtles

 These little sea turtles are from the Sea Turtle Stampin Up set in the mini catalog.  How cute are they?  I made the ocean background by applying reinkers onto a waterproof mat, spraying with water to spread them out, and dragging the  watercolor paper through the inks.  I dried it with a heat gun and added another layer of color.  When it was all dry, I flicked on some matching flecks of colors from my markers.  The card base with made out of crumb cake cardstock stamped with the bubbles from the set in matching ink.  

This set is available on my SU webpage

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Sunday, February 19, 2023

Oh Happy Day

 How cute is this happy rabbit from the Playing in the Rain stamp set from Stampin Up?  I used the die cuts from the coordinating set to cut out the rabbit,  and the circles are from the Stylish Shapes dies.  He looks like he is having a very happy day.

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Sunday, February 12, 2023

Heart Owl

 This is the cutest Owl from Stampin Up's Sale-a-bration.  It's from the Adorable Owl set, and I've been having fun stamping with this.  I used an older heart shaped die set from SU, and cut the folded card base just below the fold, so that the hearts stayed together.  The blue layer went on top of that with the smaller white heart with the stamped owl image centered on it.  I  colored it in with Stampin Blends.  Fun card!  

This set is available for free with a $50 order.  My February host code is PMBVHJ29

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Hanging Out with You

 This cute little black cat is part of the Love Cats set by Stampin Up. This card could be a valentine or just a fun one to send to a friend. I used my stamping platform to stamp several times to get a nice, dark image. I filled in the bottom with some leaves from the Lighting the Way set. Let me know what you think, or if you would like more information about this set. You can shop at my SU store by clicking on the link.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I Love That We are Friends!


The first set I ordered from the new Mini Catalog was the Country Bouquet Bundle with the stamp set and punch. It is so versatile! You can stamp the hearts and leaves and cut them out with the punch, or use the pattern paper to do the same thing. On this card I punched out the stamped images and attached the hearts to a deckled edge piece of paper after I stamped the "I love that we are friends" sentiment. It was mounted on Sweet Sorbet and then Balmy Blue cardstock, and then on the Country Floral Lane DSP, with a little ribbon behind it. This would be a great card for that special friend!
Please let me know if you need a 2023 mini catalog. I would be happy to send one out to you.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

This sweet little scene was made with the Trees for Sale stamp set from Stampin Up.  I used a fancy fold called a Book Fold, so the card opens like a little book.  I so enjoyed making Christmas cards this season.  I hope you have a relaxing holiday!


Thursday, December 15, 2022

Merry Little Christmas

 I love the font on this stamp and it's framed perfectly with the Framed Florets dies.  It makes a beautiful Christmas card.  The die set is still available and will be in the new Mini Catalog.  You can find more info here- 

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