Friday, April 27, 2012

Tweet Sweet Cards!

This is a cool way to make your focal point of your card or project.  Cut out a shape using a die cut and then add your main object inside of the cut. The green cut draws your eye to the bird and accents the background color of the card. These card designs are from an event at my stamp friend Denise's house. Have fun with these tweet sweet card designs! 
I know that Valentines is way gone but I found this card and wanted to remind you of this technique,  Tearing your card stock to add such a different look and appeal to your cards.  The more colors and layers the better I like the design.  I also like to use designer paper in the middle of the solids. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fantastic Cut outs!

These are the new die cuts, they are so easy to use and they add so much to my projects. I like to add layers and designer papers to give the card a punch! 
I love this swim lady! This is how I feel when I try to get into my summer clothes again! LOL! Betty shared her with me and we had many laughs, making these cards! Remember that half the fun of stamping is the fellowship so get a group together soon and have some good fun! I will be glad to come and teach or send you a do it yourself stamp kit for you and your friends to make together! for kits! 
This card was one I got as a member of Betty's swap.   I loved the doodling look as that is very popular right now. If you have not tried the technique simply pick a stamp with some free open space and use your markers and gel pens to doodle inside the space. This really can change the whole look of the card and stamp. Have fun!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Dear Friends,
It's time to stock up on all the lovely stamps you missed out on in the past that you'd REALLY love to own. That's right, it's Stampin' Up! Retired Stamps time so we can get on with a NEW Idea Book & Catalog  coming on June 1!!!!


Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 (select items available while supplies last)
Details Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!
When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever!
Click here to view the list...

If you'd like to place an order visit my STORE. Happy Shopping!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Stampin' Up Announcement


These stamp sets will be available only until May 31st
I always have a box of tissues ready because it makes me sad when my favorites retire!
The NEW IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG COMES OUT JUNE 1 instead of JULY 1(as in past years)
Click Here to check it out on my website after April 15th!
This list will included cardstock, papers, inks, re-inkers, punches, ribbon, and more......basically everything that is NOT a stamp!
What is REALLY IMPORTANT is that beginning the 25th, everything on that list is ONLY AVAILABLE while supplies last!
In the past, a lot of these items have sold out REALLY, REALLY FAST!!
Especially cardstocks, inks, and reinkers.
  • Peach Parfait
  • Poppy Parade
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Concord Crush
  • Blushing Bride
If you like these colors--I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you stock up on cardstock, re-inkers, Designer Papers, Ribbon, etc.... NOW
Once items are sold out after the 25th--they will be gone forever!
Don't wait until the 25th!!!!!
Order NOW to make sure you get everything you want!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Listen to the Wings!

This is a simple yet elegant card. The butterfly was embossed with black ink and then colored. I colored mine with water color pencils and my blender pen. I love to color and often use it as my therapy! Add a trim, button, and a verse and there you go!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Showers Brought Flowers!

There is a old cemetery just up from my house on top of a small hill, and it is covered in bluebonnets. There has been tons of people with cameras and children getting photos in the flowers! The recent rains have filled my pond up and the birds are feeding and the ducks are here too! I have always loved nature and these blessing from God help me to be inspired for my art work! This card has three textures, the first is some designer paper, then the blue flowers are stamped directly onto the card front, the three paper flowers have been added on top of the ribbon. The bottom right hand corner has more of the blue flowers stamped and running off the edge of the project to carry your eye all the way off the card. This is a tip I give my scrapbook friends too! You can take a card front and add it into your page design and add a border and pictures and it makes a total new look for your scrapbook. While your looking and counting the floweres count your blessings too! I count each of you as one of mine!

Spring Things!

I think this card turned out so nice! Betty and I made this together and it proves two heads are better than one! We use the top note die cut and cut out of two different colors. Then we used a ribbon punch so the ribbon could be laced through the paper. The newsprint flower and metal dragonfly added the extra the card needed to finish it off. When you place something on the edge hanging over just a bit it gives the project a new dimension and focal point.

Hang In There Cards

There are so many times I need a card that covers several types of needs and this hanging basket stampin up set just hits the mark! It is s...