Thursday, April 20, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Inking April Blog Hop. We're doing a color challenge this month using Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo. Gorgeous colors for spring flowers! I made two cards for this month's challenge.

The first card using an interesting technique of using a die cut as a stencil. I loved how it turned out. I used the May Flowers Framelits and die cut the large petal flower on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock. Leaving the die cut in the paper, I only removed the insides of the flower. That became my stencil.

I placed the stencil on top of a piece of Whisper White cardstock, cut 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" (top of card front). Then I simply took a dauber and rubbed Flirty Flamingo ink in the center and gradually added Peekaboo Peach out to the outer petals. The only tricky part was removing the die cut and placing it exactly onto the card front.  Using the coordinating stamp set, Falling Flowers, I stamped the center in Wild Wasabi ink and added the sentiment (from the retiring Cottage Greetings). I then used the Petals Embossing Folder on a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock cut 4" x 5 1/4".  This was then placed on the card base and voila! 

The finishing touch was the Flirty Flamingo 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and a reverse knot. The flower is popped using dimensionals. Here's a side view where you can see the popped die cut and the stenciled ink underneath.

The second card is also from the Falling Flowers stamp set. I stamped the flowers and leaves with Versamark onto the cardstock - Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, and Wild Wasabi. I then embossed with White Embossing Powder. Using the May Flowers Framelits, I die cut the flowers/leaves. Using the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder, I embossed a piece of Whisper White cardstock and backed it with a piece of Flirty Flamingo.

The sentiment is stamped with Flirty Flamingo and the card is tied with a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I sure hope you enjoyed my creations for this hop. Now let's go see what wonderful creation that Lori Mueller has for us!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop!  This month's theme was Easter and I'm loving the "Basket Bunch" stamp set and framelits.  While the bunnies, eggs, and chicks are adorable, I decided to do a project with the basket and flowers.

I made a card and a Flower Cart to go with it. It would make a cute gift for a friend/family hosting Easter dinner:

The Flower Cart was not difficult, but the three rows of flowers was a job indeed. The good news is that it is all framelits - no fussy cutting. The cart itself was not difficult either. I had so much fun putting it together. Here's a close-up:

I used the following color combination for the flowers: Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry. The flower cart is made with Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped with the "Hardwood" stamp. The sentiment is from the "Suite Sentiments" stamp set.

 A complete list of the supplies I used for this project is below. 

A very warm welcome to Laurence Mirman - our new member on the Design Team. Laurence is from France, near Paris, and is absolutely awesome. She goes by Laurence Lolascrap - because she's a scrapbooker as well. Near and dear to my heart! Be sure to follow her blog below (and right click to translate to English when you get there). Welcome to our team Laurence!

I sure hope you like my project this month - I would love to hear from you. Now let's go see what awesome project Liz Holloway has for us. Click below:

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Happy Stamping!

All supplies used in this project are available in my online store:

Thursday, March 23, 2017

YOU ARE AMAZING - Fresh Fruit Stamp Set

I've been wanting to try out the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set for a while and just got around to it. Besides the great fruit images in this set, it has these pretty flowers and leaves. Maybe next time I'll use the fruit:

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to showcase the sentiment. The sentiment is from the "All Things Thanks" stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and is my favorite. After all, you are amazing! 

I made a large banner from the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and backed that with Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I added some basic black twine and colored the pearls back with a Sharpie. The flowers were stamped with Basic Black Ink on Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, and Peekaboo Peach cardstocks.

All items used to make this card are available in my online store (see supply list below).

Only a little more than a week left during Sale-A-Bration, and I'm so excited they added NEW items:

1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (SOLD OUT)
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

With a $50.00 order, you can get one of the above, or any item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogs for FREE. And you get my Customer Rewards. What a deal!

I hope you enjoyed my post today - I would love to hear from you!

Supplies Used in This Project:

Monday, March 20, 2017

CREATIVE INKING BLOG HOP - Designer Series Paper Showcase

Welcome to the Creative Inking March Blog Hop!  This month we are showcasing Designer Series Paper.  I love that Stampin' Up coordinates their printed papers to match certain stamp sets. Their papers also coordinate with their ink colors. However, they can't possibly make enough Designer Series Paper for the hundreds of stamp sets available in the catalog.

That's where the Designer Series Paper Stacks come in. The paper stacks are 12" x 12" and come in every single ink color. These papers can be used with any stamp set. I used them today for this Hop with the Perfect Mix stamp set.

My dear friend, Vickie Davis, made the cutest 3" x 3" cards in a matchbook-type holder. I took her idea, changed up the colors, Designer Series Paper, and made a custom box for them along with a card. This project is fairly easy and whips up in a flash!

Here's the box that holds four 3" x 3" cards and envelopes. If you would like a copy of my tutorial on how to make a custom sized box (free), please e-mail me and I will send you a copy.

I used Pool Party and Real Red dot papers (one of the four designs in the Subtles and Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks) and colored the stamped images with coordinating color markers. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and 3/8" Pool Party satin ribbon. 

I can't wait to give this box and cards to a friend who loves to bake. What would be better than to receive a little card like this adhered to a beautifully baked loaf of bread or plate of brownies? It's a great way to add a little something to whatever food gift you are giving.

I hope you enjoyed my post - I would love to hear from you. Now let's go see what awesome creation Lori Mueller has for us. Just click on the "next" button below.

To go back to the talented Lynn Striefert's blog, click below:

Don't forget - you only have about 10 more days to get a free item during Sale-A-Bration (ends on March 31).

Happy Stamping,

All supplies used to make this project are available in my online store: