5/15/18

Summer Branch Woodgrain

Oh I am going to miss this designer paper!  Soooo pretty!

Stamps: Inside and Out
Paper: Oatmeal Cookie, Designers Choice Prints, whip cream
Ink: Hazelnut Blend
Accessories: Summer Branch die, Rainbow drops, oatmeal cookie thread


5/14/18

Its Graduation season

And I've used the Dad code for this card too!



Stamps: The Dad Code, Inside & Out
Paper: Riverstone, Designers choice prints
Ink: Black
Accessories: Bloom stars


5/11/18

Time to say goodbye!

Not from me though!  goodbye to some stamps and accessories that are retiring!  This YAY is on the goodbye list

you can see a few more of my YAY cards HERE, HERE and HERE!  Its a fun little bundle

Shop for the YAY bundle HERE. its only $12.75

Stamps: Yay, Lets Eat Cake
Paper: Whip cream, Birthday Pop Prints
Ink: Black
Accessories: Uplift balloon dies Yay die, White bakers twine, Panpastels for the clouds, journey glaze



5/9/18

The Dad Code

This is a must have ATS for your collection!  

Here is the 1st card I made and then when I was browsing online I saw a card with a tie and glasses and this stamp fit the bill!


So here the 2nd version with the glasses!



Stamps: Dad Code, Annual Celebration
Paper: Dark Roast, Designers' Choice prints
Ink: Dark Roast, Hazelnut blend
Accessories: none


5/7/18

Woodgrain Thinking of You

Why did I not ink up this woodgrain paper sooner???

Stamps:Greeting Bouquet
Paper: Dark Roast, Oatmeal Cookie, Designers' Choice Prints
Ink: Dark Roast
Accessories: oatmeal cookie Thread


5/2/18

I love Us!

Yup!  I think these Sunday Morning stamps are super fun!  

this was for a team swap. hope they liked it!

Stamps: Sunday morning, Love Bandit (the heart)
Paper: Whip Cream
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Color Brust Pencils


4/30/18

Do you have Extra Designer Papers?

Then this post is for you.  The Inside & Out stamp set in the new mini is just perfect for fast beautiful and simple cards. I had quite a bit of left over Spring Filled Prints Designer paper left over from the last mini!!

The Inside & Out stamp set has a sentiment for the outside and a sentiment for the inside of your card.  YAY!!!  makes card making easier!!!

First Up is the Thanks card

and here is a shot of the inside


For the rest of the cards I will show you the outside and you can check out the stamp set at the bottom of the post!

Thinking of You:


Birthday: 



My Personal Favorite- the Sympathy card- that flower paper is so pretty!


Here is a group shot of the cards: 



and here is the stamp set, the picture is not very clear-- here is the link:  



Stamps: Inside and out
Paper: Spring Filled Prints designer paper plus matching card stock
Ink: matching to the cards
Accessories: Twinkle Trim , paper doily, rainbow drops, rhinestones







4/28/18

Thinking of you!

Here is another card I created using the backgrounds I made with the gel press

You can get the instructions for making the gel press backgrounds here:  Small Things Thanks!

Stamps: Flower Swirls, Inside & Out
Paper: Cool Pool, Bubblegum and Whip Cream
Ink: Watermelon Fusion, Cool Pool, Lemongrass
Accessories: Cool Pool satin Ribbon, gel press


4/26/18

What is your favorite breakfast?

For me its waffles or pancakes!  yummy!

The real syrup is made with the Journey glaze mixed with a drop of Pumpkin bread re-inker!  Looks so good I can eat it!

Stamps: Sunday Morning
Paper:Pool play, Whip Cream, Pineapple smoothie, Banana Cream, Pumpkin bread, oatmeal cookie, Sunday Adventure Prints
Ink: Pumpkin bread, hazelnut blend, black licorice
Accessories: Journey glaze, re-inker, Sunday Morning dies, gingham ribbon


4/24/18

Greeting Bouquet Sympathy

The cards you need to have and hate to make.  I think they silhouette of this flower is simply beautiful-perfect for a sympathy card.


The background of this card was made with the Journey Gel press.  You can see all the details on how to make it in this post: Small Things Thanks!


Stamps: Greeting Bouquet
Paper: Whip cream, Black Licorice
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: Journey Gel press and liquid color, leaf layer stencil, black thread


4/22/18

Cup of Coffee anyone?

I love coffee!  and donuts!  I skipped the donuts on this one and went right for the cups.  This was for a team color challenge last week.


Stamps: Coffee Helps, Sunday Morning
Paper:Oatmeal Cookie, Pineapple smoothie, Pumpkin Bread, Raspberry Berry, Dark Roast, Sunday Adventure Prints
Ink: Dark Roast
Accessories: Journey Glaze, Journey oval dies


4/20/18

Always Take the Scenic Route

Love love love this cute bicycle stamp!  I made this card for a team swap. Its so cute!

Stamps: Scenic Route, Sentimental Prints
Paper: Whip Cream
Ink: Oatmeal Cookie, Black Licorice
Accessories: Candy Dots, White embossing powder, Copics for coloring


4/15/18

Rise and Shine!

OMG. Oh M Geee!!!  How cute are these little breakfast guys!
I could not wait to get my hands on this new set from the Summer Mini from Fun Stampers Journey! so much fun!  

Now that I have found a small routine with the new puppy Gus, I can stamp! YAY!

Stamps: Sunday morning, stripe background
Paper: Whip Cream, Pineapple smoothie, Oatmeal cookie, Pumpkin Bread, cool pool, Sunday Adventure Prints
Ink: Pumpkin brean, Black licorice, hazelnut blend
Accessories: Sunday Morning dies


4/10/18

Small Things Thanks!

This card uses the new stamp set and Dies called "Small Things"

The background I made with the Journey Gel Press.
Here is what a bunch of my backgrounds turned out like.  Each one is a little different.  One I sponged the edges, another I added a border with the Journey rectangle dies.  


They are pretty easy to make.  I put a bunch drops of liquid color on the gel press in bubblegum and watermelon fusion.  (like 10 drops each). 

Then I spritzed/mist it with water and then swirled them to blend.  After that I put the Leaf Layers stencil on top.  

Then you press the whip cream card stock  into the stencil to soak up the ink and water mixture. This first one is a botchy ugly mess but the next ones are fabulous. 

Peel off the stencil carefully (you will be using the messy ink on it), and then place a 2nd piece whip cream card stock directly on the gel press in the ink that is left.   

Then wipe the ink off the Gel press (baby wipe) and place that messy stencil ink side down on the gel press.  Peel off the stencil, press the whip cream card stock into the ink.  wipe off the gel press and then repeat the process a few more times.   I made about 4-5 backgrounds before I had to start again.  

a big thanks to Glenda Caulkins for sharing this technique!!!


Stamps: Small Things bundle
Paper: Whip Cream, black licorice, bubblegum
Ink: black licorice for stamping
Accessories: Liquid Color, Journey Gel press, designer frames dies, sweet romance washi tape, leaf layers stencil, Color burst pencils (for coloring the butterfly), candy dots and fashion silver



4/8/18

The Puppy Has My hands full!

Good thing he's cute!  Here's my card for today. I have been having so much fun with this die!


and so much fun with the puppies! 



Stamps: Ornate blooms
Paper: Bubblegum, Whip Cream, Riverstone,
Ink: Bubblegum
Accessories: Candy dots, Huge hello die, sparkle silk


4/4/18

Huge Hello and Welcome Gus!

Life has been a little, well, crazy.  We welcomed Gus the mini golden doodle into our home on Monday.  But first the card:


A "Huge Hello" is pretty fun for a new puppy!

Here is Gus!  


 He is a total Love Bug and has Been playing with Thomas like crazy.  Many of you that have been here a while know how much I love my dogs.  I look forward to sharing all their antics in between the cards!


Stamps: Text happy
Paper: Riverstone, Whip cream
Ink:Bubblegum, Pineapple smoothie
Accessories: Spring kisses, Gold Sequin ribbon, sparkle drops, huge hello die


4/2/18

Happy Spring and Happy Easter

First the Easter card I forgot to post Yesterday! We will be making this card at the library this month. The sentiment will change to "Somebunny Loves You"

It was 60 here in PA yesterday-- just beautiful- today we have snow! ugh



Stamps: Scenic Route, Storybook Occasions
Paper: Riverstone, whip cream, Spring filled prints, huckleberry fusion
Ink: Whip cream, black licorice
Accessories: Pearls, Butterfly punch, marker for coloring the flowers, hop cuts die


3/31/18

A Huge hello

Took a few days off...enjoying family and swim meets!


The wide stripes are made by dragging the inked direct to paper. SO easy!!!!

Stamps: NONE!
Paper: Black Licorice, Riverstone, Whip Cream
Ink: Bubblegum, Sweet Berry, Watermelon Fusion
Accessories: huge hello die, candy drops, Black licorice silk


3/26/18

As light as a feather

this card makes me happy. its all my favorite pinks!!

Stamps: Spring botanicals
Paper: Bubblegum, Sweet Berry, Riverstone, Whip Cream, Watermelon fusion, black licorice
Ink: Pigment Ink
Accessories: White embossing powder, Designer Frames


3/22/18

Life is a Beautiful Ride

 and here is a Summer Mini Sneak Peek!

Love this bicycle stamp and my favorite colors Pink and black!

Stamps: Scenic Route, Sentimental Prints
Paper: Sweet Berry, Black Licorice, Whip Cream
Ink: Black Licorice
Accessories: White embossing powder, gingham ribbon, Fashion Silver, Journey circle die, Spring kisses, sparkle drops, layered scallops embossing folder



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