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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sketched Birthday

Paper Pieced Sketched Birthday, retired Stampin' Up stamp set and dsp.
Bermuda Bay, basic gray, very vanilla card stock.  Cherry Cobbler ink, colored pencils.
Decorative Dots embossing folder, Primrose Petals satin stitched ribbon.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

America is Amazing

In honor of Flag Day tomorrow, I made this red, white and blue Blended Bloom card.   I will never forget how hard fought the cost of our freedom is.  I proudly display our colors in honor of all our ancestors.  America is Amazing.

Painter's Palette Friendship Art

A little expression of love, our friendship is a work of art.  This is for a dear friend who I met through the wonderful sisterhood of paper artists at  We all speak the same language of art and appreciate the loving details of everyone's beautiful work.

Banners for You - Casing The Catty

Inspired by the image on page 78 of the 2015-16 Stampin' Up Catalog, I CASED this card using some of the new 2017-19 In Colors.  So bright and cheerful with Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist with black accents.

Pocketful of Sunshine 16th Birthday

Someone I know will celebrate their 16th Birthday on June 16 and to mark this happy occasion I made this card using the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up stamp set Pocketful of Sunshine.  Behind the sun and inside the pocket is a tag that holds some "pocket money" and since our birthday boy has a sunny personality and it is summertime, I used some fun dsp from the Carried Away paper pack.  The base is Night of Navy.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Keep The Faith

In my bedroom hangs a piece of art by the Cleveland artist Peter Wood, one of his very early, calm and soothing pieces depicting an apple and a cup, painted in soft greens, yellows and grays. I love seeing this painting every morning when I wake up, so for both the TLC640 and CAS431 Challenges today over at I decided to play along with the pear from Stampin' Up's Faith In Nature (Retired). 

I stamped the pear in black Staz-On ink and masked it, then using a credit card and water based inks, I swiped over the image. After letting it dry, I removed the mask and cut it out with a stitched edge square die and popped it up with foam adhesive strips. I stamped the sentiment in Staz-On black under the pear piece. I was surprised at how much I love this little piece of art.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Spring Song Happy Birthday

A Spring Song Happy Birthday easel fold card.  Sentiment is under the fold.   Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, and Very Vanilla cardstock, unknown dsp, buttons from my stash.  MS lacy edge punch, and Spellbinders scalloped and fancy edge dies.  Buttons from my stash.  The stamp set and caramel cardstock and retired.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 SU Eastern Palace Invitations

These are some of the invitations to my 2017 Stampin' Up Ice Cream Social Open House and Catalog Reveal Party.  I used Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay and Pool Party card stock and the Eastern Beauty Stamp Set with the Gold Vinyl Stickers for the Eastern Palace Suite of products.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Purple Seahorse

Summer is just around the corner.  This seahorse card was painted with watercolors.  I drew in the seagrass, added some bubbles and popped up the seashells and starfish. Diecut the curvy waved bottom and used a scrap piece of purple and white from an old SU Paper Pumpkin kit to finish off the bottom. 

Dutch Daisy May

For this Dutch Fold card design I used the SU Timeless Tags die to cut out the daisy flower in white, yellow, green and black, then cut an oval for the base and removed the pieces from the die and glued them into the black frame. I then cut a white and black oval to frame the daisy. 

The background is from my stash of a Carolina Breeze designer cardstock paper pack.

Lighthouse View

This lovely lighthouse view through the window was made using several stamp sets and the Stampin' Up retired Hearth and Home dies.

The Art Impressions lighthouse was stamped onto watercolor paper and colored with pencils and a blender pen.  I added the seagulls and sponged the sky with sky blue.  I cut the scene to fit in the window, added a piece of transparency film to the back of the window then strips of dimensional foam and placed it onto the scene and glued the scene to the front of the card.  The starfish is from the retired By the Seashore set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie.  The sentiment is from the new Stampin' up set Eastern Palace.

Eggshell Dragonfly

This masculine birthday card was made with Stampin' Up thick Vanilla Card Stock and Urban Underground DSP.  The dragonfly from Dragonfly Dreams was stamped on heavy card stock, cut out with the matching die.  I guled sterilized eggshells to the wings using modpodge, and when they were dry, I dripped Adirondack Lettuce Alcohol Ink over the cracked eggshells for color and added a bit of gold Wink of Stella to the dragonfly body.

Blue Cornflowers

Pretty blue cornflowers on Stampin' Up crumb cake card stock.  Images are from the "Touches of Texture" stamp set and watercolored with pencils.

Botanical Blooms Thanks

This card features the Stampin' Up Botanical Blooms stamp set in pretty spring colors.