Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Well, another sketch frenzy Friday is here! I hope you'll play along with us at For my card today I used my favorite new designer series paper, Painted Blooms. This paper is SO beautiful that simply mounted on cardstock with a greeting added and you've got a gorgeous card. Add the Painted Petals stamp set, which coordinates, and it's even more beautiful! I combined both for my card today. I used daffodil delight ink for my flowers and ribbon along with some whisper white and pacific point cardstocks to create my card. Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hostess gift--little bit of stamped art

Last week, I held a workshop for one of my Stampers and wanted a non card type of hostess gift. I happen to love the stamp called Love is Kindness from the Stampin'Up! Occasions catalog. It's perfect for using Blendabilities, too! For this project, I stamped the image in memento tuxedo black on two pieces of whisper white cardstock. Then, using my new pink pirouette blendabilities, I colored the tulips on both cards. Next, on one of the cards, I colored in the remaining portions of the image--wild wasabi blendabilites for the leaves and stems, the lightest of the crumb cakes blendabilites on the newspaper and then for the shadowing around the entire image, I used the lightest of the soft Sky Blendabilities. On the image where I only colored the tulips only, I fussy cut each of the flowers out. Then, I put the colored side of the flowers onto my Stampin' pierce mat and using the large ball end of my stylus, I went over the back of the flowers in a circular manner. This made the flowers curl a bit. Next, I cut some tiny pieces of dimensionals and adhered them to the back of the flowers then placed them directly over my fully colored image---the second image I stamped. Then, I adhered my fully colored image with the 3-d flowers on a piece of soft sky cardstock and placed it in a little dollar store frame. It's a quick, cute project that's a great hostess gift or gift just for giving! Thanks for stopping by ��

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday

I haven't participated in a design team challenge in ages! I'm happy to be able to get back on track. Please play along at www,
Here's my card for this week's sketch:

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Stamp Sunday! Oh, and my favorite Patriots in the Super Bowl!

Hi all,
Today I'm having a workshop and this is one of the items my Stampers will be creating! This great little treat bag that's made with the awesome mini treat bag Framelit by Stampin' Up! This treat bag Framelit is super versatile and fun to use. Just finalizing my goodies to show this group today and then it time for the BIG game tonight! GO PATS!! ��������

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Somehow time got away from me and I missed last week's sketch but I'm back this week!i made this card for someone I know who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Hope you like this card and will come play along with us at
Have a happy Friday!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Here's a card for this week's sketch frenzy Friday. This was actually my sketch contribution so I hope you'll play along. All products are Stampin'Up!  Please come play along at
Happy weekend!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sketchy Frenzy Friday

I missed last week for our sketch because I fell and ended up with an ankle sprain!  Ugh!  I only missed one day do work but trying to go up and down the stairs of my craft room was too much. Here's my card for this week's sketch. I knew immediately I had to have this set when I saw it! It's called Beauty of the Season. I used both the cherry cobbler Blendabilities and the crumb cake Blendabilities as well. This is done on whisper white cardstock stamped with a Memento tuxedo black ink pad. I used my oval framelits to cut out my image and also to create the cherry cobbler frame that surrounds it.  I accented the berries with Cherry cobbler dazzling details. The wood grain embossing folder was the one I used on the early espresso CS but I flipped it over and lightly sponged some whisper white craft ink over it to give it a bit of an aged look. Finally, I used burlap and cherry cobbler chevron ribbons that I clipped like a banner for the bottom and a little piece of early espresso taffeta ribbon at the top. Please come play along at
Have a great day!