Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Christmas Collage Card

This is a card made by my niece Beth, a very talented lady.  It is beautiful in person

Stamps:  Christmas Collage
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Old Olive, So Saffron
Tools:  Martha Stewart punch, pearls, lace trim
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beautiful Season

Stamps:  Same as yesterday
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Stazon, markers
Tools:  Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit,  Delicate Design EF, Word window punch, modern label punch, Nestabilities
Paper:  Same as yesterday's post
Embellishments:  Retired ribbon, pearls colored with alcohol markers

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Beautiful Season

Stamps:  Beautiful Season
Ink:  Soft Suede, pastels, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue
Paper:  Retired SU designer paper, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Tools:  Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch and scalloped Punch SU, Chevron EF SU
Ribbon is retired Old Olive SU

I am not very good at coloring but trying different mediums.  This is the retired Pastels from SU.  I have another one where I colored it using the Blender pen and ink.  I like both.  Once I finish the other card, I will post it as well.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another Christmas Card

Stamps:  SU Evergreen
Ink:  Always artichoke stamped off and Versamark
Paper:  PTI patterened paper, Whisper White
Tools:  Early Espresso embossing powder, Early Espresso quilted ribbon

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Christmas Nativity Silhouettes

Stamps:  Holiday Spirit and Nativity Silhouettes along with addition PTI
Ink:  Versamark and PTI Smokey Shadow
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy CS and DSP and and Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler DSP .
Techniques:  Embossing
Tools:  Mosaic Punch Stampin Up,  Gold EP, and EK Success border punch

This is a takeoff from a card I saw at http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/2013/06/merry-monday-winners_17.html.  I think that must have been a bigger card, though.


Stamps:  Christmas Blessing, Holiday Spirit (PTI)
Ink:  Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, So Saffron, and Stazon, Old Olive
Paper:  Old Olive, Whisper White, So Saffron, Primrose Petals, and Holiday Treasures (Retired DSP), Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Square Lattice EF, Layered Labels (PTI), Apothecary Accents, Big Shot
Techniques:  Embossing, Water coloring, sponging

I think I really like this card and will probably make some more for my Christmas cards.  I might add something to the center of the flowers.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Christmas in July

I usually try to start making my Christmas cards in July.  Here is the first one for this year.  I usually tend towards simple cards that I can make in a hurry since I make about 75 or so cards each year.

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green, Versamark
Tools:  Big Shot, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Mosaic punch, ticket corner punch (retired), Silver embossing folder, 2-way glue
Accessories:  Pearls colored with alcohol markers, Dazzling diamonds

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

My Husband's Father Day Card

Stamps:  Mosaic Madness, single stamp frm Stampin Up
Ink:  Baked brown Sugar, Garden Green, and Cherry Cobbler
Tools and Embellishments:  Embossing folder, mosaic punch, apothecary accents framelit, brads and buttons (retired), and bakers's twine

Monday, June 17, 2013

Stippled Blossoms Birthday Card

Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant,
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant
Tools:  Large Oval and Scalloped Oval, Scalloped Edge, Ribbon

Friday, June 14, 2013

Easel Card using Stippled Blossom

Another card by my niece Sarah.  I always love how she decorates her cards.  She is great when it comes to arranging flowers and not just on cards. 
Stamps:  Stippled Blossoms
Punches:  Martha Stewart , Decorative Label , Boho Blossom , Modern Label and Word Window
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point, and Greens
If anyone is interested in her work, just contact us.



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thinking of You Card

Another card by my niece Sarah.  Just a simple card but one that I am sure somebody who is hurting would appreciate.  Inside let's the recipient know that you are praying for them.

Stamps: Just Believe (retired), Scrappy Mom Designer Choice for sentiment
Ink: Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Cameo Coral, and Regal Rose, and Basic Black
Tools: 1-3/8 circle punch and scalloped punch
Paper:  Rose Red, Lucky Limeade, Cameo Coral, and Regal Rose and Whisper White

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beary Best Wishes

This card is by Sarah.  I think this is really cute. 
Stamp:  Beary Best Wishes (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Poppy Parade, Basic Black
Tools:  Cricut Teddy Bear Parade, PTI angled label die, dimensionals, fancy fan EF, Big Shot
Technique:  Dry embossing, sponging

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Easel Card

I made this card awhile back.  It is an easel card.  Love the bird.  Used Nature Walk for the bee and Language of Friendship for the bird, both are retiring.
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight,  Lucky Limeade (retiring), and International Bazaar.
Tools:  Framelits and punch

Happy Birthday retired products

Stamps:  Fruit and Flowers and Beautiful Birthday
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Calypso Coral and retired Berry Blossoms DSP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, and Calypso Coral
Tools:  Chevron Embossing Folder

Just a simple card using retired products.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thank You Card

I seem to gravitate to Thank you and birthday cards.  Here's another Thank You using retired paper and colors.  Certainly Celery is retiring.  Here I used the Best of Flowers in Starfruit with in color dahlias and Pretty Postage stamp set which is also retiring for the Greeting.  I think I will use this for my workshop Thursday as one of the cards.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Natural Composition

Paper:  Baha Breeze, River Rock (retiring), Natural Composition DSP
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy (retiring)
Stamps:   Trust God and Papillion Potpouri
Tools:  Apothecary Accents framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Natural trim ribbon, sponging, pearls

Sponged the Natural Composition paper with bravo burgundy ink and wiped excess off.  Shortened the apothecary accents by doing only one side at a time.  Used the combination of colors suggested by the Color Coach (which is also retiring and will have a new one).

Patterned Party

I had actually made these cards before finding out this stamp was on the retired list.

Stamps:  Patterned Party
Ink:  More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red (retiring)
Paper:  Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, and Blueberry Crisp (retired)
Tools:  Sponging, and Ticket Corner Punch (retired)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Just Believe

Stamps:  Just Believe (retiring)
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Riding Hood Red (retiring), Old Olive
Tools:  Itty bitty Butterfly, embossing, Vintage Wallpaper Folder (retiring)

I can't believe that this stamp and embossing folder is retiring.  These are some of my favorites. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Stamps:  Little Friends, Tiny Tags (retiring)
Paper:  Storytime (retiring), WW, Riding Hood Red (retiring)
Ink:  Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red , Certainly Celery (retiring) markers
Ribbon:  Riding Hood Taffeta (retiring)
Tools:  Blender Pens, Jewelry Tag punch (retiring)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy Day

Stamps:  Friendly Phrases (retiring)
Ink:  Rose Red, Certainly Celery
Paper:  WW, Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink (both retiring) and Rose Red
Tools:  Scallop Border punch, Elegant Butterfly punch and Bitty Butterfly punch, sponging, Big Shot, embossing folders (non SU), rhinestones

I really like this card.  I might do this one for the workshop I will be holding featuring retiring products. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Retired SU

This is the time of year to get retired Stampin Up products that will be gone.

Stamps:  Patterned Party
Paper:  Blueberry Crisp (retired) and Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Whisper White and Not Quite Navy (retiring) CS.
Ink:  Riding Hood Red (retiring) and Pacific Point and Marina Mist markers
Tools:  Spritzer (retiring) and sponging.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Better Late than Never

I haven't posted anything for a long time.  Life sure does get busy.  Here are a couple of birthday cards.  I'm supposed to have a party next week.  Not sure which to use. 

The first one uses the Best of Birthdays and Pennant Parade stamps.  The second uses Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Flower Garden embossing folder.  The third also uses the Best of Birthdays stamp set.  Thanks for looking.


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!