Monday, March 4, 2013

This spring I have a resolution to make sure I have enough of every card on hand for any occasion!  Being a card maker you'd think I was on top of things - not so!  I am working hard to not only keep up this blog but have cards ON HAND so I don't have to make a mess out of my area when I need a card and quick!  I'm building up my stash of cards and also coming up with a class for mid-March for those that need to fill their card stash too :)  I love this rubber duck!  This cards is really back to the basics - a couple of punches and no Big Shot!


Stamp Sets: Easy Events, Distressed Dots
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Baha Breeze
Ink Colors:  Jet Black Staz-On Ink used with watercolor pen: Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeaid
Other: Baha Breeze 1/2" Seam Binding, 1 3/4", 1 3/8", 1", 3/4" circle punches, papersnips to cut "V",
Stampin' Dimensionals for the duck.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

OH, Hello again!  This is a great card for mailing.  Although I love all the bling that's associated with a handmade card, they can be a pain to mail!  I've been trying to simply my cards to make them better to mail and quicker to make.  I'm finding that simple is more my style and doable for most people.  I did add a few easy touches such as stamping the sentiment on matching DSP and adding dazzling diamonds with 2 way glue pen to the butterfly.  This card can be changed up in so many ways using different sentiments.  Of course, no card is complete without something popped up with dimensionals (the cherry cobbler scallop).

Have a great week!


Stamp Sets: Oh, Hello (Occasions catalog)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baha Breeze, Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Twitterpated
Ink Colors:  Early Espresso
Other: Early Espresso Baker's 1/4" stitched grosgrain, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8 Scallop Circle, dazzling diamonds
Big Shot die cutter: Beautiful Wings embosslit, Large Scallop Edgelit

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I have been wanting to connect these elephants since I got this set!  Craziness you might say since the elephant is a single stamp - not so!  It was made easy by the Stamp-a-ma-jig ($11.95) which is a nifty tool found on page 7 of the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog, item #101046

I am so excited that spring is around the corner and it is time to use bright, cheery, non-Holiday colors again.  This card went together fairly easily, it's always the IDEA that takes so long.  Now, whipping out multiples would be easy!  Yes, I did use 3 stamp sets but one of them is free with a $50 purchase through March 22.  Patterned Occasions, available in wood or clear mount (the set that included the elephant) is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices you get when you spend $50 at my Stampin' Up! website or directly through me.


Stamp Sets: Patterned Occasions (SAB), Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Baha Breeze
DSP:  Floral District
Ink Colors:  Saraha Sand, Tangerine Tango, Baha Breeze (sponging)
Other: Early Espresso Baker's Twine, 1/4" punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1 3/4" circle punch
glue dots, stampin' dimensionals, rhinestone, light green sharpie to color rhinestone, dazzling diamonds
Big Shot die cutter: Fancy Fan textured impressions embossing folder

Clear rhinestone colored with light green Sharpie!
Great idea courtesy of my awesome Stampin' Up! upline Sharon Burkert :D

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Lets "Live in the sunshine!"

This fun card is a variation of one I made for a good friend.  I was excited the use the new pinwheel sizzlit I got in January.  This Sizzlit® S die (only 4.95!) makes it ridiculously simple to make this cute little pinwheel.  Take a 2 x 2 scrap piece of DSP and run it through the Big Shot with the pinwheel sizzlit.  Fold in the die cut corners and secure with a brad... done!  I adhered it to the card with a stampin' dimensional.  As far as the sun, I stamped the "Live in the sunshine" in Razzleberry.  Then, I took a scrap piece of paper and punched out a 1 3/8 circle to use as a stencil for a sun.  I placed it over the sentiment and simply sponged over the hole using a piece of stampin' sponge and Daffodil Delight ink.  Super simple!


Stamp Sets:  Best of Everything, Pursuit of Happiness
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
DSP:  Floral District
Ink Colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeaid, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight (sponging)
Other: 1/4" stitched grosgrain ribbon in Daffodil Delight, Silver brad
Big Shot die cutter:  Pinwheel sizzlit, Chevron textured impressions embossing folder

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hello!  Loving the colors in the Sycamore Street designer paper pack.  They are so bright, cheery and fun all at the same time :)  We have a little over a month left of Sale-A-Bration so I'll do my best to post more with this great set of papers to give you some ideas...


Stamp Sets:  Oh, Hello (Occasions mini catalog)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Baha Breeze, Summer starfruit
DSP:  Sycamore Street (SAB 12 x 12 paper, free w/$50 purchase - 12 sheets!)
Ink Colors:  Rich Razzleberry, Baha Breeze, Tangerine Tango (sponging)
Other: 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon in Baha Breeze, Pearl basic jewels
Big Shot die cutter:  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,
Beautiful Butterflies sizzlit, Labels collection framelits

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you all did something special today!  I should have posted these a couple of days earlier for ideas but oh well!  These are still great basic templates for any card, any time!  I am really loving this little elephant from the SAB set, Patterned Occasions.  It has a sentiment below it that says, "thanks a ton" but I sliced it off and now can use either the elephant alone or just the sentiment.

The rick rack here is one of my favorites.  It's an easy way to add that something extra and I often use it instead of ribbon if I am mailing a card to keep it more mail friendly since it lays flat.

Stamp Sets:  Patterned Occasions (SAB set, free w/$50 purchase), Wacky Wishes (Hostess set)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray
DSP:  Twitterpated
Ink Colors:  Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red
Other:  Red Glimmer Paper for heart  Punches:  Large Scallop, 1 3/4 circle, heart from Owl Builder
Big Shot die cutter:  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,
Tasteful Trim die

I really liked how this card came out and plan on making something very similar but not with the Valentine theme - stay tuned!  Have a great weekend!  

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Petite Pairs, Fall Foliage (for script in heart)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake, Baha Breeze
DSP:  Twitterpated
Ink Colors:  Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red
Other:  1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Punch:  Heart punch
Big Shot die cutter:  Delicate Designs Folders

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beautiful Butterfly

Oh, how I would love to post regularly but that isn't the way my life goes!  I've decided to not make any claims as to how often I'll post but just post when I can.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE stamping and creating but family time comes first so that's why my posts are so sporadic.  I find time to stamp and try to make as much as I can!  That's why I tend to use the same set or colors in posts that come in clusters!  Right now, I noticed I have used an awful lot of Saraha Sand and because I didn't place Valentine product orders in time - I'm using what I have available and it's working out!  The next two posts will be Valentine ideas.  This post is a variation of the elephant card I posted last.

I love how simple this layout is!  Of course, the elephant is substituted with the Beautiful Butterfly die and the DSP is Twitterpated which is in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. This card is so much prettier in person - I really need Karl to make me a light box!

Stamp Sets:  OH, Hello (Occasions catalog)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Baha Breeze
DSP:  Twitterpated
Ink Colors:  Island Indigo
Other:  Rhinestone, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, stampin' sponge for edges
Big Shot die cutter:  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,
Beautiful Butterflies die

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Happy New Year!

I've got a simple card to share that I made for a swap with my Stamp Ladies group.
This card high lights a few new products from Stampin' Up!  The elephant comes from a Sale-A-Bration set called Patterned Occasions.  Yes, it's Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time now through March 22.  With every $50 purchased you get to choose an item from the SAB brochure free.  The link to both catalogs are there on the left.

The paper I used here is also a SAB choice.  The Oh, Hello sentiment comes from a set called "Oh, Hello and it's a set from the Occasions catalog.  This set also includes a Thanks So Much and a You're Invited sentiment and I've found the set very versatile.  I have a few other cards I just made that I'll post this week.

Stamp Sets:  Patterned Occasions (SAB) , OH, Hello (Occasions catalog)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand
DSP:  SAB Sycamore Street
Ink Colors:  Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Other:  Rhinestone, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch
Ribbon:  Naturals ribbon
Big Shot die cutter:  Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Cheer!

The Scentsational Season really does make it so easy for cards and other fun paper craft items!  This one went together quickly...  The only thing I think I should explain is the pretty border under the white cardstock.  I used the Finishing Touches Edgelits for the Big Shot - it is on page 190 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  That's all folks!

Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season, Curly Cute (sentiment set)
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Bashful Blue
Other:  Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot die cutter:  Holiday Collection framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits

Monday, November 26, 2012

So here we go with a quick card idea using my new favorite set - Scentsational Season.  It pairs up with  the Holiday Collection framelits for easy stamping and cutting (as long as you have a Big Shot)!  Seriously, it doesn't get much easier and the images are timeless really.  It comes with this mug and it's steam, candy cane and not pictured but soon to be in another post, the christmas tree and gingerbread man.  I popped those on with stampin' dimensionals on the largest framelit from Apothecary Accents framelit collection.  The Gumball piece was run through the Big Shot as well with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder found in the Holiday Catalog.  Let's get going on those Christmas cards!!

Stamp Sets:  Scentsational Season, Hostess set-Wacky Wishes
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Ink Colors:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Other:  Gold brads
Ribbon:  1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot die cutter:  Holiday Collection framelits, Apothecary Accents framelit and Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mixed Bunch greeting...

Hello!  Been MIA since late September I noticed... boy, time flies!  I'm a sub at my son's school district and have been working as close to full time as I have since I worked at different school district in Flagstaff, AZ almost 20 years ago!  I've been trying to adjust to not much time at home since we are also busy a lot of evenings and weekends.

I carved out some time last night to make a card for a fellow stamper who is going through some tough times.  I am hoping this card will cheer her up!

Might be a few more days before I have another post on here.  I'll do my best to get a new card on by this weekend!  Sorry for the super bright photo - you get the idea :)  Have a great day - Kim

Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Designer Series Paper:  Summer Smooches
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeaid
Ink Colors:  Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango
Other:  Pearl Basic jewel, sponging on edges
Ribbon:  Limeaid 3/8" ruffled ribbon
Punches:  Word Window, Blossom Punch, 1" circle punch, Bird punch for branch
Big Shot die cutter:  Perfect Polka dots texture embossing folder, Lattice die

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Coffee's On...

Look what came in the mail for my birthday from my friend Sharon!
How sweet and creative :)  I'm definitely going to need to try my hand at making a couple of these for friends!  I'm on the way out but I'll post what I can for supplies later...

Stamp Sets:
Ink Colors:


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Summer Smootches Happy Birthday!

These colors and this stamp set with paper just make me smile and hope you like it too!
I forgot to take a pic before I signed this one but really wanted to show you how it looks inside. Obviously, it was for my friend Tera.  Tera and I share the same birthday!  How cool is that?

Stamp Sets:  Bright Blossoms, Curly Cute, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock:  Pacific Pride, Whisper White
Ink Colors:  Pacific Pride, Real Red, Lucky Limeaid, Early Espresso
DSP:  Summer Smootches
Other:  Pearl rhinestone, 1 3/4 inch circle punch, Real Red stitched 1/4 grosgrain ribbon

Monday, September 17, 2012

Back to Fall...

Here's a card I made for a demo swap I was in.  Generally, I like to keep things simple for myself and stay away from coloring.  However, when I saw this set I had to have it!    It's got a little bit of everything and only requires a smidge of work!  Paired up with some Comfort Cafe DSP and some water coloring using the ink from your pad and either a blender pen or aqua painter and you've got yourself a nice little wedding card.  Of course you could always crop out the wedding sentiment and use it for valentine's day, anniversary too :)

Stamp Sets:  Easy Events
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink Colors:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler for heart
Other:  Pearl Basic jewel, sponging on edges
Big Shot die cutter:  Tasteful Trim die, Perfect Polka dots texture embossing folder,
Labels Collection Framelits

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Snowflurry Season's Greetings

Switching gears to the upcoming snow season!  I love how clean this Bigz Snow Flurry die for the Big Shot is... I love it paired with this new textured impressions folder Lacy Brocade and the Pool Party card stock.

Although I love all the seasons, there's something about a great wintery day and a fascinating snowflake.  Silver glimmer paper adds a nice, simple touch! This would make a great card for any reason with a different sentiment - Love this set Curly Cute for it's versatility. I've got Christmas on the brain right now... if you ever need a good pick me up just pop in Elf and remember to treat everyday like Christmas!  Have a Blessed Sunday!

Stamp Sets:  Curly Cute, Circle Circus for the middle of the snowflake
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
Specialty:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink Colors:  Pool Party, Midnight Muse
Other:  Scallop Edge Border, Basic rhinestone
Big Shot die cutter:  Snow Flurry Bigz die, Lacy Brocade texture embossing folder

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