Monday, February 29, 2016

SWEETBRIAR ROSE. . . a watercolored beauty. . . .

This entire week I am going to be featuring cards that I made last weekend using leftover card kits from my classes. 

I had a shoe box full of pre-cut kits for various cards we have made in classes.  I needed to get some of these used last weekend I attacked this challenge.  Each day this week I will be showing you the cards I made.  

Today's card features two stamp sets- Sweetbriar Rose from the annual catalog and Birthday Blooms from the Occasions Catalog. 

Products I used: 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Timeless Elegance Glittered Focal Image. . . .

While cleaning on the weekend I found this "lost" card that never got posted.  

It is just too pretty not to share.  

It used the Timeless Elegance DSP that was colored with a Blushing bride marker.  

Then the entire piece was covered with Versamark Ink and then Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder and heat set.  

This was REALLY hard to photograph due to the reflectiveness of the glitter.  

Cool technique and really pretty card in person. 

Friday, February 26, 2016

Timeless Textures. . .

Timeless Textures Stamp Set created the backdrop for these pretty Calypso Coral Butterflies from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set.  

The greeting is from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set.  

I am still not sure on this color combination.....perhaps Tip Top Taupe may have been a more subtle choice??  Or  Perhaps Sahara Sand??

Oh going back is what it is.....not my favorite color combo....but may appeal to some. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Grungy Goodness for the Guys. . .

While playing in my craft room on the weekend I made this grungy guy card.  

What do you think?  Too much?  

I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set and Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set.  The ink is Crumb Cake and Night of Navy.  The cardstock is Whisper White and Night of Navy. 

The stars are from the Star Framelits and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rose Wonder- stencilled goodness. . .

Last weekend I was playing in my craft room and made a stencil out of heavy cardboard and the Rose Wonder Die.  (not an easy task)  

After I finally got it cut out I sponged on Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi Ink.....I LOVE the way this turned out.....I have never made anything even similar to this before.  

What do you think?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016



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One for the guys. . . . From Land to Sea and By The Tide. . . .

This card is a happy compilation from the By The Tide Stamp Set and the From Land to Sea Stamp Set.  

A few scattered splatters were also thrown in from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  

All these amazing stamp sets can be found in our Annual Catalog. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Flowering Fields and Washi Tape. . . and Three NEW Sale-A-Bration Products!!!!!!

This was one of the cards we made in my January Quick and Cute card class.  

Washi Tape makes it soooo easy.  

The image from the Flowering Fields stamp set was stamped with Stazon Ink and then colored with Real Red and Wild Wasabi markers.

Now here are three videos on the NEW PRODUCTS joining the Sale-A-Bration lineup!!!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Flowering Fields . . .

I was playing around last weekend and found this amazing scrap of designer series paper with beautiful butterflies on it.  

I just had to make a card with it.  

So I got a Daffodil Delight card base.  

I grabbed the Flowering Fields Stamp Set and stamped my image using Memento Black Ink.  

I colored the image with copic markers. 

The greeting is from a very old retired set called Mini Mates.  

The white Panel was embossed with a retired folder and the flower centers were colored with a black marker and then the leftover dots were colored with a yellow maker to make it pop, yet coordinate with the dsp.  

Friday, February 19, 2016

Matchbook Card. . .

 This is the final card we made in my monthly Techniques card class.   It is a Matchbook Card.  The front flap flips up like a matchbook. . . here is a side view: 

 To reveal a gift card holder inside!  

Products Used:  

Whisper White Thick Card Stock
Real Red Card Stock
1/8" hole punch
1/4" ribbon
1" Square Punch
Enjoy The Little Things Stamp Set
Your Presents Stamp Set
Real Red Ink

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness Watercoloring and Bokeh Technique. . .

This is the second card we made in my monthly Techniques card class.  

It features the fabulous Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  

The background was watercolored with a wash of crumb cake and melon mambo ink. 

Once dry the Bokeh Technique was done by applying white craft ink with sponge daubers.  

The strip with holes in it was created using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlet dies. 

A few sequins  and some bakers twine add the finishing touches!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Bloomin Heart Bundle and Emboss Resist. Technique . . .

This is a card we made in my monthly Techniques class.  The striped background is made with Color Me Irresistable DSP found on page 142 of the Annual Catalog.  This item is easily overlooked but is an amazing pack to have for custom colored DSP. This takes all the work out of the Emboss Resist Technique because the DSP does the work for you!

The amazing  Bloomin' Heart Bundle finishes this card beautifully.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016



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Everything Eleanor Sympathy Card. . .

Here is a quick and easy card I made on the weekend using the swirl image from the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set.  The sympathy greeting was from a My Paper Pumpkin Kit from last summer. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

Botanical Gardens Circle Flip Top Card

Here is a different type of card- a Circle Flip Top Card.  

The flap on the front lifts up over the circle and the bottom folds down.  The inside looks like this: 

 This card uses the yummy DSP in the Botanical Gardens Bundle.   GORGEOUS paper!