Dandelion Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! I am happy to say I got some stamping done this weekend, it was so fun to play with all the new items so I chose the Dandelion Wishes.  I love this stamp set (there are so many great new sets in this catalog!!)

I began with the background using a waterwash watercolor technique. In a small dish I put a drop of the new Balmy Blue ink, a little water and I squeezed a couple drops of the Wink of Stella in the mix!  Using the Aqua Painter … I brushed a little water onto my cardstock and then I picked up some “color” from my mixture and brushed it onto the cardstock.

Not a project I could do in a class because it was pretty wet and took a while to drive however I also could have used the Watercolor paper!! lol  I do however love the shimmer from the Wink of Stella.  Once dry I simply stamped the images onto the cardstock using my StazOn.

I finished off my card with the new Faceted Dot by placing them in the center of my dandelions – so nice to have all the new embellishments!  It is a simple layout but I love these stamps and the font on the greetings … so pretty!!

So many possibilities with this stamp set! Hope you enjoyed this one.

Thank you for checking out my blog post today …

Have yourself a great Monday.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Simply Sunday: Get Well Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the final card from my series of cards created with the My Hero stamp set. It will be a bit sad to day goodbye to this set for now … I’m sure I’ll have more samples to share in the future – It’s a great stamp set and easy to work with.

Today’s card for those “under the weather” … a cute Get Well card and quiet easy to make.


My color pallet for this card is Whisper White, Island Indigo and Pool Party. I’ve always liked this combination and it works well with the “weather” theme of the card.

Once you’ve stamped the umbrella image in Island Indigo, the handle in Going Gray … you will cut them out with the Umbrella Weather Framelits. I then popped them up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I also used the Umbrella Weather Framelits to cut out the clouds and raindrops out of the Pool Party cardstock. The easiest way to adhere the raindrops is to put a touch of glue onto the cardfront and then just place the raindrops on the glue.


Sweet and simple to cheer someone up when they are not feeling well … the inside says “Hope tomorrow finds you feeling better”. This is included in the stamp set as well.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a beautiful Sunday ~


Today’s Stamping Supply List …


Technique Tuesday: Layered Flowers with Punches

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

While searching for a card for a friend, I came along a card that I had made a while back and wanted to share it with you.

I remember when I first saw how a fellow demonstrator made this flower and thought how cool is that!  I personally wouldn’t have thought about putting these two punches together, but I’m glad she did!

Blossom Get Well Card

You begin with the “Blossom Punch” … I think most of you have that one already.  Then you will use another popular punch the “Modern Label” punch.  Most of us pair this one up with word window.  Don’t worry if you do not have these punches,  I will have the links at the bottom of my post for you.

OK… as I started before, you begin with the Blossom punch.  I punched my flower out of Old Olive on this card.  Then I chose Strawberry Slush (same as background) and punched 3 pieces from the Modern Label punch.  I cut those pieces in half and layered them over my Blossom punched flower.  It layers so beautifully.

You can choose any design for the center, the one used here is retired.  The center is just a piece of designer paper with a nice coating of the Crystal Effects.

The border around the Strawberry Slush cardstock was created with the “Framed Tulips” embossing folder.

And last by not least … one of my favorite greetings “Perfectly Penned”.  I hope this one does not retire for a long time!  I love it, love it, love it!

Blossom Get Well Card

Hope you enjoyed this fun technique and try it for yourself.  Get creative and pair it with some really fun colors!  I’d love to see them 🙂

Thanks for dropping in and …

Have a wonderful day ~





The Fab Four …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I have been in my stampin’ studio creating all weekend … it’s been far too long since I spent an entire day stamping.

Let me start by saying that “YOU” inspire me!  Yesterday I showed you a simple card and said… “Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!”  So I went into my Stampin’ Studio and created “the Fab Four” just for you!

Now … my “Fab Four” are not the Beatles, however I think it is amazing that they are being honored tonight … “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” on CBS Television Network tonight … Sunday, Feb. 9 at  8 p.m. ET/PT — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event – the Ed Sullivan Show.


My “Fab Four” are much easier to recreate … LOL  I decided to use the same stamp set as I did on yesterday’s card; A Dozen Thoughts.  Then I chose the “Quarterfancy Specialty Paper.  All 4 cards will use these two items.  The punch and ribbons will change slightly.

Let’s take a look at the first card share following the exact same layout as yesterday …


I replaced the heart with the butterfly and the red ribbon to white.  A totally different look, just by changing out the paper and greeting; “you made my day” in Island Indigo!  I will have a list of ingredients at the end of the post.

Next you will notice a slight change, as the specialty paper is the “clear patterned” paper.  It allows you to use any color … I chose the Pink Pirouette and the “it’s a girl” greeting.  With the use of the large oval punch and the basic pearls, you can create a simply elegant baby card.

Its a girl

My third card share … I moved the ribbon down closer to the bottom of the card and stamped my “Wish Big” greeting directly onto the new “Essentials Wooden Elements” .  They can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

Now remember, these cards look totally different but I am only using 1 designer paper packet … don’t you love it!


For the last card to round out my “Fab Four” … I changed it up by creating a horizontal card.  Same card pattern, of a ribbon, designer paper, and a greeting!  The button comes from the “Naturals Designer Buttons” found in our big catalog and idea book.


Banners are “hot” right now, so that is why you see them on two of my four cards… besides they look cool.  Just like the hairdo’s the Beatles had when they first arrived here in the US.

So I hope you enjoyed my “Fab Four”…  One simple pattern, one designer paper packet, and one stamp set can be your basic tools to create many different card looks.

Thank you so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR



 Quarterfancy Specialty Paper



 Bitty Butterfly Punch



 Elegant Butterfly Punch



 Large Oval Punch



 Whisper White ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon



 Whisper White 5/8” Organza Ribbon



 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding



 Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon



 Essentials Wooden Elements

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Don’t forget that with each $50 purchase, you will get to chose a FREE Sale-a-bration goodie!


Sending Flowers & Get Well Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

One thing that cheers me up is stamping or getting hand stamped cards, so as I was a bit under the weather … I created a “Get Well” card!  That darn flu bug has hit many of you too, so I hope my card brings a smile to your face.

I began with the beautiful “Watercolor Wonder” Designer Series Paper… don’t you just love these flowers!  I chose the green/blue flowers this time and used the Island Indigo card stock for the base of the card.


I cut the designer paper ( 4′ x 5-1/4″) for the front of the card, then I used the left over piece to cut the liner for my envelope.  I used the Envelope Liner Thinlet Die…which is now on sale!  I set the scrap piece aside because I will be using it later.

My “Get Well” greeting comes from the “Perfectly Penned” stamp set.  This is one of those stamp sets that when I first saw it, I just had to have it.  The font is so unique and fun … and who doesn’t want to be “cheered up” when they aren’t feeling well.

My greeting is stamped in Island Indigo ink and was cut out using the smallest of the “Oval Collections Framelits”.  I then cut a mat out of Island Indigo cardstock with the next size oval and punched out my first butterfly with the “Elegant Butterfly” punch.

I took the scrap piece of designer paper left over from the envelope liner, and punched out my second (smaller) butterfly with the “Bitty Butterfly Punch”.  I think the butterfly looks so cool punched out of the designer paper!


I adhered the smaller butterfly to the larger with the “Glue Dots”  because it allows better placement and I won’t get adhesive on the wings … I like them moveable. Our butterflies must fly!

To embellish card … I used 4 of the pearls that are connected together to create the body of the butterfly, and then wrapped another string of the pearls around my greeting.  I added a few loose ones too, just to created a smoother, airier look.

Well … I still had a strip of designer paper left from the envelope liner scrap, so I cut a piece for the inside of my card and edged it with the “Finishing Touches Edgelit Die”, (which is also on sale until the 13th).  It really did add the finishing touch to my card.


Hope my card brought some brightness into your day.  The pretty butterfly makes me think of spring (Wishing it was, while I was out salting the 1-1/2″ of sheer ice on my driveway)

Spring … I’m ready for you! LOL

Thanks for visiting me today.  Hope yours is a beautiful one.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set – WOOD



 Perfectly Penned Stamp Set  – CLEAR



 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper



 Ovals Collection Framelit Dies



 Elegant Butterfly Punch



 Bitty Butterfly



 Pearl Basic Jewels



 Envelope Liner Framelits (ON SALE thru 1/13)



 Big Shot Magnetic Platform



 Finishing Touches Edgelits (ON SALE thru 1/13)

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.