Tuesday, April 29, 2008

a gift of seeds for mom in a pocket

Here is a great gift idea for Mom on her special day. I used the pre cut wild wasabi card stock and created a pocket to hold the seed packet. Using water color pencils gave the stamped image a soft look.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Priceless butterflies

This card was one we stamped at my last workshop. I love the mellow moss and night of navy combo. Just a fun card to show off easy stamping.

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

cased card from catalog

I cased this card from the current catalog page 22, I plan to show it at a workshop. I love this set and with the added wheel as a bonus how great is that.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

long buttefly

This long card 4 x 8 was my attempt at the limited supply challenge this week. A long card no designer paper, we could use ribbon. I water colored the butter fly with stampin up ink and my aquapainter.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

weekend challenge friend card

Here is my card to submit to Beate weekend challenge. Check her site out at

Fresh & Fun!

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

ENJOY the little things

This square card "Enjoy the little things" uses a triangle corner piece of Stampin up Designer Paper for one of my favorite ways to layer card stock on cards.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Three of my favorite things

I used three of my favorite things on this card today. Brads, dry emboss with cuttlebug, and heat embossing the swirl and butterfly with white embossing powder. I found this soft brown back ground paper in my stash which I am trying to use up. I like the softness of this card.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Mini 3 x3 green thank yous

I have been stamping cards to go to Iraq lately and I used my scraps on my table today to stamp up some quick mini thank yous. I like having these cute 3 x 3 size cards ready for grab and go thank you notes.

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Monday, April 14, 2008

soft sky butterfly

Jen's sketch challenge was a quick one for me today. I needed a card for a dear co worker that just lost her father my heart goes out to her. I used the touch of nature stampin up set and stamped the three panels with the fern leaf and blue bayou ink. I versamark and then blue ink before embossing the butterfly with clear EP.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

weekend challenge little bird

Beate has a weekend challenge sketch every weekend. Here is mine this go around. I love the little sparrow in this nature set from Stampin up.

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bird on a limb

I love the tiny bird on these cards. Again another non bulky card.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Thinking of you #2

This second set of thinking of you cards has a retro feel to them. I found the background paper in my stash I used the printed rectangle for the sentiment and circle punches for a quick layout without being bulky.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

thinking of you #1

This quick first set of thinking of you cards are 61/4 x 3 1/2. I need some cards that would not be too bulky and would not need extra postage.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I saw a card using the same color card stock layers and like the way the card had a soft feel about it. I tried that on this card today. I also used my cuttlebug to only emboss part of the white square for the center of this card.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Take your Dreams and Fly

I have been thinking of this card for the last few days and I am pleased with how it turned out. I used a new set "Bird Lovers".

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Spring Solitude "thank you"

"Spring Solitude" is a hostess set from Stampin Up I love the flowers and tiny bird. This set shouts spring. Thanks for stopping bye my blog.

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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Tiny Bird Thank You

I made a quick thank you card with the tiny bird from Spring Solitude a hostess set from Stampin Up. The branch with tiny bird were stamped onto glossy card stock and punch with Stampin up's Scallop punch.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

basket of flowers

Basket of Jumbo clip scallop flowers. These were handed out at my last workshop as a special thank you to my awesome customers.

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Rub Ons!

The Stampin up Rub Ons are great. I used them today on this "Thinking of You" card. Along with a great color combo I read about on another blog (I can not remember now whose) of chocolate chip, barely banana, close to coco. I love the classic look.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Combined three challenges

This card is a combo for three different challenges on splitcoaststamper's. First a technique called "paper toll" The flower was stamped three times. I cut out one flower and attached with pop up dots and then I cut out four petals and pop them up for a third layer. The second challenge was a color challenge. Coral, moss, apricot, and carmel. Third was for the sketch challenge with is a simple layout. I used the stamp set "Touch of Nature" from Stampin up.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Oak Tree Thank You

I needed a thank you card for a co-worker because he was leaving and this Oak Tree stamp from stampin up was perfect. I ruffed up the edges some and used markers to add extra color on the tree before stamping.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Mini Thanks yous

Mini little thank yous for some awesome customers. My last workshop was so much fun and the girls loved the projects. I love to make mini cards 3 x 3 they are a snap to make.

Happy Stamping!