Thursday, May 21, 2015

Patriotic Cards

Scrap & Stamp Arts
July 2015
Pages 45-47

This month's issues has a section honoring our country with patriotic designs.  These are my submissions.

Two Flags in a Jar: Stamps from Papertrey Ink; Punches from Fiskars, Marvy, and Stampin' Up!
 Made in the USA: Sentiment stamp from Raisin Boat; Die template from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from Authentique.

 Glitter Stars July 4th: Sentiment from Papertey Ink; Die template and embossing folder from Stampin' Up!; Patterned paper from We R Memory Keepers.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Christmas Cards Stamp Camp

Our first Christmas Card Stamp Camp hosted by Sandi of Sandi Loves Stamping!

Love the lamp post technique!  Plus I seem to be into punch art lately :)

So, to make the top of the lamp post, you use the Stampin' Up! Petite Pennants Punch.  The outside is the larger pennant, and the inside light is the smaller pennant.  So, punch the smaller pennant in white card stock and sponge it with Crushed Curry.  Then you take a piece of velum (larger than the punch size);  cover it with VersaMark and heat emboss the entire piece with Iridescent Ice embossing powder; then punch it with the smaller pennant.  When you place the punched velum over the sponged card stock, it looks like the light is shining through.  The top of the lamp post is the Curly Label Punch cut in half.  Genius I tell you!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nuts About You

I CASEd this great manly punch art card from this card I found on Pinterest.  I used the orange and black color scheme for my Harley Dude :)

Supplies used:
Hexagon Punch (Stampin' Up!)
1/2" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up!)
Diamond Plate Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)
Silver Card Stock
Orange Card Stock
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock
"Nuts About You" stamp set (Stampin' Up!)
Silver metal dimensional stickers
Black ink

 Then I made some more variations.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Groucho Punch Card

How fun is this card?!  It's totally CASEd from this card I found on Pinterest.  I am missing one of the circle punch sizes used on the original, so I improvised with a couple different sizes.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Fun Folds & Techniques Class

Check out these awesome cards we made at a recent Fun Folds & Techniques Class held by Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi Hartka (Sandi Loves Stamping).

I would have never thought to color the white embossing (flower) with alcohol markers!

Just beautiful!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lotus Blossom

Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration is over!  One of the free items I chose was the Lotus Blossom stamp set. 

For the 3-step blossom I chose: Step 1: Early Espresso. Step 2: Soft Suede.  Step 3: Sahara Sand.  The 2-step stem is Sahara Sand and Early Espresso.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Surf & Turf

Scrap & Stamp Arts
May/June 2015
Pages 21, 22 &35

The publication call was for cards featuring images of seaside, poolside, riverside, and more for an upcoming "Surf & Turf" section.  "It's All Good" and "Dropping you a Line" were my submissions.

The cupcake card on page 35 in the "Simple Stampin'" section was a card I completely forgot about.  I think I sent that in a couple of years ago.  Guess they finally had a chance to use it. :)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Card Express

I attended a Card Express (3 cards of each of 2 great designs) at my local Stampin' Up! Demo's home (Sandi Loves Stamping).

On the first card, we used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This is the coolest's white paper with a glossy white pattern (6 different patterns).  You can leave it white - or - you can sponge it with color and the glossy design stays white.  The only way to get this paper is through the Sale-A-Bration promotion.  I earned 2 packs....yay!   I hope Stampin' Up! makes this a permanent item, but apparently it's rare for them to make a SAB item permanent.  Oh well.

The second card features the Hardwood background stamp, a paper doily, and the Petite Petals stamps and punch.  I love the colors!

And...I forgot to add the words on the pink card.  They were supposed to go on the bottom right corner of the top layer, but I popped on the layer on all of the cards before realizing it...and didn't want to take them off.  So....

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


I recently attended a Stamp Camp at my local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's (Sandi Loves Stamping) home.  We made 5 cards of each of 3 great designs - one of which is the Etch-A-Sketch card.  The image is from the Stampin' Up! set From The Herd.  I heat embossed the assorted sentiments across the tops of the Etch-A-Sketches once I got home.

I love this card! 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Christmas in February Shoe Box Swap

February 28, 2015, was the latest "Meade Girls" Shoe Box Swap.  I played the Hostess-with-the-Mostess at my new (to me) home in the country-ish.  The theme was Christmas (for the most part).

We also honored the memory of my good friend, and one of the Meade Girls, Kathy Winland, who passed away suddenly on New Year's Eve, by making a card she had designed beforehand - and by collecting hand-made cards to be donated to Operation Write Home and the Ronald McDonald House (she donated cards to both for many years).

Below are the terrific cards we made:

 Paula, Cindy, Tracie

 Gloria, Michelle, Rose

 Kathi, Kathy, Theresa

 Fran, Jane, Angie




 In Memory of Kathy Winland (on right)
4/17/62 - 12/31/14

I miss you so much, my friend.