Monday, September 3, 2012

It's Back to Spool Time

While the kids are heading back to school, Stampin' Up! is going back to 'spool'! For the month of September, get a FREE package of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon-an $8.95 value-for every $40 you spend!  Includes the In Color
Gumball Green
Midnight Muse
Primrose Petals
Summer Starfruit

Friday, August 17, 2012

Thank You Card

Stamps:  Baby Blossoms, Perfectly Penned
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Paper:  Pretty in Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Tools:  Dotted Ribbon Scallop Punch, Large Oval and Scalloped Oval SU, Dimensionals
Misc.  Two-Step Stamping

Monday, August 13, 2012

Christmas Card by Granddaughter

Another card made by Granddaughter with my help.  She loves making cards and would do it all day every day if I let her.  I wouldn't get anything done.

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Gumball Green, Early Espresso
Stamps:  Merry Minis, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Deck the Halls retired
Tools, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Extra Large Oval punch, Large oval punch, Merry Minis punch, EF by Stampin Up, Color Spritzer, and die by PTI

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Card byGranddaughter

We stamped "For You" and a blossom.  Whenever we were done, then we took a picture of it and then we uploaded the card to our blog.  Madisen loves looking at pictures of cards and videos of card makers.  She is a budding card creator.

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases and Stippled Blossoms
Ink:  Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango
Paper:  Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, and Autumn Vine DSP MDS
Tools:  ATG gun, dimensionals, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Crushed Curry ribbon, sponge daubers

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Every day occasion card

Ink: Cajun Craze, Black, Summer Starfruit, Dusty Durango, Handsome Hunter
Paper:  Sage, Autumn Vine MDS, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit
Stamps:  My Friend for greeting and Field Flowers, Leaf Lines retired
Technique:  2-step stamping, baby wipe
Tools:  Summer Starfruit ribbon, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Christmas Cards by Grandaughter

Granddaughter wanted to use an extra tree that I had cut out of the Art Philosophy cricut cartridge
Stamps:  Tiny Tags
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Garden Green, Real Red, and DCWV
Tools:  Tiny Tag punch, stickiles, ribbon retired SU, cricut, Embossing folder from Holiday Mini

This one was inspired by Tami White with different embossing folder and ribbon

Stamps:  Comfort and Joy
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red
Tools:  Ribbon punch, Embossing folder from Holiday Mini, Pewter EP, retired ribbon SU

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Christmas and Scentsational Season

Stamps:  Come to Bethlehem and Scentsational Season
Ink:  Gumball Green, Early Espresso, and Daffodil Delight
Paper  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer
Tools:  Holiday Collection Framelits, PTI dies, and Spellbinders Edgeabilities, Gumball  Green ribbon

Monday, July 30, 2012

Christmas and Sneak Peak

Still working on my Christmas Cards.  Embossing Folder and Coredinations Paper along with the stamp set Joyous Celebrations will be available August 1.  If you would like to order any of these products, please e-mail me.

Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations
In:  Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight markers, and Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler Coredinations, Whisper White, Gumball Green CS
Tools:  Big Shot, Holiday Frame EF, Cherry Cobbler EP, Cherry Cobbler Seam binding ribbon, Oval punches, Coredinations Sanding Buddy, Dimensionals

Friday, July 27, 2012

Another Christmas Card

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Inks:  Sahara Sand, Gumball Green
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Christmas Lodge
Tools:  Color Spritzer, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, sponge daubers
Accessories:  Gumball Green ribbon, Dazzling Details, Snowflake EF, Spellbinders

I probably shouldn't have used the Color Spritzer, but I wanted to try it.  I always seem to have trouble getting the color to go on.  I'm still not sure what I do wrong.  When I watch videos where others use it, they seem to almost do it effortlessly.  I seem to have to pump very hard and still do not get a good spritz.  I do like the dazzling details though.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Christmas in July

Starting my Christmas cards.  Last year I made around 70 cards.  I don't like to  make the same cards and so I will use a basic design and use it for a while and then change to a different stamp and do some more.  For this stamp I changed the ribbon and where I put the sentiment. 
Inked the edges after distressing the edges of the Designer Paper.

Paper:  Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
Ribbon:  Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink and Four Frames SU
Tools1-3/4 Scallop Circle,  Circle punch, Decorative Label Punch, Black and Cherry Cobbler EP, Distress tool

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Masculine Birthday Card

I'm always in need of birthday cards since one of the things I do is give out birthday and anniversary cards at our church.  I needed one for a male at the end of June, and so I came out with this one.  I followed the MOJO Monday sketch for this week.

Stamps:  Betsy's Blossoms, Gently Falling, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired hostess), Language of Friendship
Ink:  Baja Breez, Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Not Quite Navy, Gumball Green
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Elegant Eggplant CS and DSP, Not Quite Navy
Misc:  Baja Breeze corduroy buttons, punches SU, Nestabilities, Sponging

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sneak Peak

Here is a thank you card I needed for somebody for my granddaughter's graduation.  This is Summer Starfruit sneak peak along with Betsy's blossoms. 
Paper:  Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Elegant Egglplant DSP
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Gumball Green
Tools:  Pinking Hearts border punch, Oval punches SU, Large 2-1/2 inch circle punch along with Spellbinders, Cuttlebug folder, and sponge daubers

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sneak Peak Stampin Up

Here is a sneak peak from new catalog.  Cardstock is Midnight Muse with More Mustard designer paper.  Used the Color Coach
Ink is Midnight Muse, More Mustard, and Rich Razzleberry
Stamps:  New Betsy's Blossoms and Betsy's Blooms wheel as well as PTI stamp Fillable Frames and SU Netting
Misc:  PTI dies and SU Little Leaves Sizzlet as well as generic pearls

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Card!

I'm finally posting another card!
All credit for this card goes to Mary from
She is amazing! Go check her out!

This card is made using:
Recollections cardstock - coolwater
Elegant Edges and New Testament Cartridges.
Stampin' Up! Finial Press embossing folder
and modern label punch

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Birthday Cricut

Here is a card I made for a little boy's birthday at church.  I used the cricut cartridge Birthday Bash and then used my Martha Stewart score board to make the envelope.  It was smaller than what I expected but I guess he liked it.

Friday, March 30, 2012

He is Risen Easter Card

Here are some other Easter cards that I have done.
Stamp:  He is Risen
Ink:  Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

Paper:  Garden Green and Daffodil Delight and Whisper White CS, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, and First Edition DSP
Misc:  Sponging, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punches
Scallop Oval and oval punches, and Pearls.
Hope you like.  I tried different methods on this stamp.  One I used markers, another I used watercolor crayons, and I also tried Pastels.  Not sure which was the easiest.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter Cards

I haven't posted for quite a while.  My husband had surgery, and I didn't have time for much crafting.Here is a couple of Easter cards.
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Twitterpated DSP, Riding Hood Red CS, Whisper White
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Ribbon:  In Color and Pleated Ribbon Pear Pizzaz
Stamps:  Easter Blossoms Retired, Delightful Dozen

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

papertrey ink Anniversary Day 4 Challenge

I didn't have the PTI colors so I used the inks that I thought was the closest to what Danielle had as her favorite combo.

Paper: Melon Mambo DSP (SU)

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Versamark

Stamps: Delightful Doilies (PTI), fillable frames #4 (PTI)

Misc: Delightful doilies and fillable frames #4 dies, Pure poppy buttons (PTI), and melon mambo EP (SU), hearts border punch SU

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MOJO Monday 227 and Papetrey Ink Anniversary

This is a card I did for both MOJO Monday 227 and Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenge. The challenge was to design a card using the free image download. This is the image from Dawn McVey and use at least one Papertrey item. I used Mat Stack 5 die and collection along with SU circle punch and a nestability die for the center portion. I didn't follow the MOJO sketch exactly. I used Island Indigo and Poppy Parade for the DSP as well as Saraha Sand. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink and Whisper White. The ribbon is Poppy Parade as well. I did a little bit of sponging and distressing as well.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Masculine Birthday, MOJO 225

Paper: Build a Bear Pausitivity (retired), Lucky Limade, Whisper White

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess), PTI star

Ink: Real Red

Misc. Star Punch, Scalloped Circle and Circle punches, dimensionals, MOJO225, cuttlebug embossing folder

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scrapbooking Christmas 2007

I'm trying to do some scrapbooking. I don't necessarily do it in order but I need to try to get some done. That is my goal this year. This is my daughter and granddaughter (tried to hide faces) Christmas 2007.

Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White CS, Christmas Cocoa DSP (retired)

Ink: Soft Suede, Versa Mark

Stamps: CTMH stamp that correlates with Art Philosophy

Misc.: Cricut Art Philosophy and Christmas Noel, Iridescent Ice EP, Pearls, Rhinestones, Dazzling Details and Dazzling Diamonds, Dimensionals, Two-way glue, Soft Suede ribbon (retired)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Love Card"

This is a card I made with a Sale A Bration stamp set. Uses Peach Parfait and Tempting Turquoise. The Love is heat embossed with Tempting Turquoise EP and then I used markers to fill in the letters and little hearts. I dry embossed the base. I used SC367 sketch for this card.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


I'm trying to do more scrapbooking this year. This uses the SU Celebrations DSP (retired) and accents (available on clearance). I usedPaper Doll for Every Day and Jubilee welded on the gypsy. Paper is Melon Mambo, Soft Suede, and Pacific Point CS. I don't scrap in order and this is for a picture of grandaughter several years ago.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sketch SC366 and Two cards

Here is a sketch that I used from Splitcoaststampers and 2 different cards from it. The first uses a stamp set from the Holiday Mini that just ended and the second uses PTI stamps. The paper is a retired DSP from Stampin up and Almost Amethyst CS as well as So Saffron and Pretty in Pink. I used the colors listed in the DSP to choose the colors. I didn't have Almost Amethyst ink so I used Wisteria Wonder ink which I think goes well. The pearls are Stampin Up. I also used punches from Martha Stewart and Stampin Up. I used the Tasteful Trim die from Stampin Up.

Friday, January 6, 2012


I am going to try to get some scrapbooking done since it seems like a long time since I did any.

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Pacific Point, and Celebration DSP (retired) as well as In Color and Brighs designer paper. I used Birthday Bash cricut cartridge for the title and presents. I used George for the circle. I spritzed the background. I still have a hard time getting the ink to spritz. I used Elegant Edges cartridge for the scalloped edge. This is for my son's birthday pictures with my granddaughter helping to open the presents. The red cardstock is for the mats for the pictures to go. I used a sketch by Stephanie Vaughn.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MOJO Monday Birthday Sale A Bration Preview

This is the first MOJO Monday card that I have posted and linked. It uses the
Everyday Enchantment DSP from Sale A Bration as well as Elementary Elegance Stamp for the Butterfly. I turned it around and changed it a little bit but tried to follow the sketch.
Paper: Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, and Very Vanilla CS as well as the above.
Ink: Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait. Tim Holtz distress ink on the edges. Crumb Cake for the background stamp
Misc.: MS butterfly punch, SU embossing folders, large oval punch, dazzling diamonds, 2-way glue

Birthday Card Sale A Bration Preview

Card: Baja Breeze CS, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP, and In Color Designer
Ink: Baja Breeze
Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Misc: Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Pearls, extra-large oval punch, curly label punch

Monday, January 2, 2012


I am going to have some challenges for the New Year. My first challenge is to do a card or scrapbook page using a stamp set you haven't used before but just had to have or one that you haven't used for a while.

Stamps: Butterfly Prints and

Punches: Butterfly, Oval, and Scalloped Oval, Eyelet, and Ribbon Lace

Ribbon: So Saffron retired ribbon

Paper: Baja Breeze, Spiced Cake, and Whisper White

Misc: Pearls

Ink: Baja Breeze and So Saffron


Hi, I'm Linda. I love making cards and scrapbooking. I also love sewing and cross stitch. I have four grown children and one granddaughter, who lives with us.

Hello! I'm Sarah Beth. I'm married to a wonderful man who supports my hobby and loves me for who I am.(Bless his heart;) I have a 5 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. They love crafting with me! So every once in a while I ~sneak~ to the craft room. lol

I love making Cards and Scrapbooking and Mini Albums. Making beautiful things is something that is in my heart. Hope you enjoy!