Cutest Baby Ever

I adore making baby cards and this one was no exception! ūüôā


I copied a card I made a couple of years ago (found here) and changed the colors to match the baby outfits I purchased this weekend. (I love it when everything matches!) ūüėČ I made the roll of tickets by cutting a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe¬†cardstock 7/8″ x 4-3/4″. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the sentiment three times in VersaMark ink, embossed with White Embossing Powder and then used a 1/4″ circle punch (retired) to punch the little half circles in between the tickets. The medallion was made by cutting a piece of scrapbook paper 1″ x 12″ and scoring every 1/4 inch using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, folding it accordion-style and then using a glue gun to secure the medallion to a circle of scrap paper. While assembling the medallion, I ended up burning the LIVING DAYLIGHTS¬†out of my pinky finger with the glue gun rather than mess up the medallion!!! Ah, the things we do for a little piece of artwork. ūüėČ

Stamps: Label Love, That’s the Ticket

Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe (DSP and cardstock)

Ink: Soft Sky, VerasMark

Accessories: Polka Dots¬†Embossing Folder, Butterfly Embosslits Folder, Big Shot, 1/4″ Circle Punch (retired), Artisan Label Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Pool Party Ribbon, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Pearl, Stampin’ Dimensionals


Inspired by Nature Sympathy

Sympathy card for a friend.


I created a card similar to this one back in 2010 – it’s hard to believe it’s been that long! I changed the color of the flowers to yellow and added some glitter to the centers using a two-way glue pen.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature, Close As a Memory

Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Textured and Smooth Very Vanilla

Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Basic Black

Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool & Mat, Crumb Cake Satin Ribbon, Sponge, Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Color Spritzing Tool

Sheltering Tree Thank You

Thank you card for a friend.


The Sheltering Tree stamp set is really wonderful to work with and so versatile! You can’t tell in the photo, but the bike frame was stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder to give it a¬†metallic, shiny quality.

Stamps: Sheltering Tree

Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Black StazOn, VersaMark

Accessories: Button, Linen Thread, Silver Embossing Powder

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Sympathy card for a friend.

I used retired cardstock and ink (Barely Banana) and the ribbon is from many, many years ago from SU!. The textured panel is Vellum Paper embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.


Stamps: Close As a Memory

Paper: Whisper White, Barely Banana, Vellum Paper

Ink: Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Black StazOn

Accessories:¬†Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Rhinestones, Pearls, Stickles, Fairy Tale Ribbon Originals, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Winner

Another congratulations card for a friend!


The layout is cased from a card found in a previous SU! catalog.

Stamps: Blue Ribbon, Banner Greetings

Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Neutrals DSP

Ink: VersaMark, Gumball Green

Accessories:¬†Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/8″ Circle Punches, Rhinestone, Jersey Ribbon Originals, White and Black Embossing Powders, Color Spritzer Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals

You’re Amazing

For a friend who just won an amazing and well-deserved award!


I cased two of my own cards to create this one. The first card is found here and provides details on how to make the row of “winner” tickets at the bottom. The second is found¬†here¬†and explains how to create the red and white striped background.

Stamps: You’re Amazing, Tiny Tags, So Sorry (for the name “Tim”)

Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Black StazOn, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:¬†Apothecary Accents Framelits Die, Stripes Embossing Folder, Tiny Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig

With Sympathy

I needed to make some sympathy cards and created these two yesterday:


The card on the left was stamped with Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy and Wild Wasabi ink and the one on the right with Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and Old Olive ink.



Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Loving Thoughts, Ex Libris

Paper: Whisper White

Ink: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Old Olive, VersaMark

Accessories:¬†Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Rhinestones, Color Spritzer Tool,¬†Sponge,¬†Stampin’ Dimensionals

Ornamental Pine Birthday

For my youngest brother’s birthday. I was inspired by the layout in the Holiday Mini and changed the colors from blue to green.



Stamps: Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge, It’s Your Birthday

Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow DSP

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, VersaMark

Accessories:¬†Naturals Designer Button, Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Color Spritzer Tool, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat, Sponge,¬†Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thoughts of You

This card is for a friend who told me about the job I’m currently in. I’ll be celebrating my one-year anniversary in this position in just a little over a week. Accepting this job has been one of THE BEST decisions I’ve ever made and if it wasn’t for her, I would not be in this position. I am very, very grateful for her!

I cased one of my own cards found here (directions on how to create the flower are in this previous post). For today‚Äôs card, I used the 1-1/4‚ÄĚ Scallop Circle Punch, rather than the 7/8‚ÄĚ punch. To add sparkle to the flower and butterfly, I applied adhesive using a 2-Way Glue Pen and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on them.


Stamps: Papaya Collage, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding

Accessories: Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin‚Äô Dimensionals





Morel Mushroom Birthday

For my brother’s birthday — he’s an avid, and very successful, morel mushroom hunter. ūüôā I found the morel mushroom image HERE.



Stamps: Dictionary, It’s Your Birthday

Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Crumb Cake DSP

Ink: Crumb Cake, Black StazOn

Accessories:¬†Designer Naturals Button, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge,¬†Stampin’ Dimensionals