Showing posts from April, 2014

Poppies, totally CASED!

I was looking at Pinterest and saw this lovely card. Valerie Perlin is a demonstrator in France. I knew I had to try to duplicate this card. CASE is an acronym for copy and share everything. Well if I had the right ribbon I would have totally CASEd it. LOL.

Here's my version:


Happy Watercolor: 133191
Secret Garden Framelets  129372
7/16" Trim   129287
Whisper White Cardstock   100730
Crumb Cake Cardstock   120953
Hardwood   133035
Old Olive Ink   126953
Real Red Ink   126949
Soft Suede Ink   126978
Sponges   101610
Daffodil Delight Ink   126944
Aqua Painters   103954
Deco Framelets 130102

I used the aqua painters to do the flowers but for the leaves I stamped the water color stamp in Old Olive on Whisper White cardstock in a random pattern. Then die cut the leaves with the Big Shot. They turned out beautiful. You could use the build a bird punch to make leaves too. I use that punch all the time.

Hope you enjoyed todays card. Remember there's no shame in CASEing …

You mean the world to me!

Here's a card I made for my hubby. He really does mean the world to me. I thought he would love the map background stamp. (Glad this stamp isn't on the retired list).


World Map  130345 
Love You More   131853
Black Stazon Ink   101406
Crumb Cake Cardstock and Ink  120953, 126975
Marina Mist Ink  126962
Soft Suede Cardstock and Ink   115318, 126978
Real Red Marker  100052
Aqua Painters   103954
Sponge daubers   102892 (retiring)

Do you know the trick of pressing the top of the ink pad lid into the ink pad? That's what I did and then used the aqua painter to get some color on the tip and color in the map. You have to make sure you use stazon ink to stamp the map so that the lines won't bleed.

Hope you are having a blessed day! Thanks for looking.


Top 5!

My up up upline (is that enough ups?) sent me a beautiful card that I want to share with you. Look at the sparkle on this!

She sent me some rhinestones too. I guess I'm doing pretty good since I'm in her top five! Wow! Thank you Maria!

Here's the card I sent out to my top ten demos in sales:

Soon you will be able to get the banner punch in the upcoming Stampin' Up! catalog. But soon Making a Point stamp set will retire. It's a hostess set in the mini catalog that ends June 1. So if you want to be a hostess let me know. It's only $150 order. Do this while we have free shipping and you can save $15. Free shipping ends today!

I also used Gorgeous Grunge. I love this set! Amazing how you can use it for different affects. This card makes it look like sand. Yeah! Soon summer will be here and you'll want to get your toes in the sand and feel the warmth of the sun.

My downline gets some huge benefits from me. Monthly drawings, top ten card, PLUS a chance to get a…

Retired lists, weekly deal and new projects!

I've been busy with family lately. We went on a ski trip last week. It was so fun and the girls had an amazing time. It was their first time seeing it snow. (They have seen sleet). They were great skiing too! Even Amanda did great who is afraid of heights. Their instructors were so proud of them. (Me too!)

Here's some pics of my trip:

Tuesday night was my supper club. We had a roast and some of the sides that my friends brought were really unique. Carrot soufflé and raspberry cupcakes. Yum!

Here's the technique we did.

Faux Patina is a really easy technique but following the instructions is important. You can go to Splitcoast Stampers to see video and other instructions. I did use the gold ink pad instead of gold embossing powder though.

The stamp I used is from the April Paper Pumpkin. I love how it's just in time for Mother's Day plus the cute frame that came with it will be fun to decorate.