Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mom!

So, a good daughter who happens to have a card-making arsenal at her disposal is obligated to make a birthday card for her Mom, right?  Even if her stamping mojo is in the dump, right?  Yeah... that's what I thought.  Well, mojo in the dump or not I had to come up with something.  So, to get my Mom's birthday card made recently, I took some inspiration from one of my favorite stampers, and CASE'd this card from Kay Miller.

Here's my version.  Not nearly as cute, but my Mom loved it, so that's all that matters!

The Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and matching Die-Namics from My Favorite Things are just so fun to work with!  I might just sit one day and stamp a bunch of these flowers in all colors, just to be able to throw them on a card like this, and have it made in a snap!  I used a variety of hybrid inks for the design, and added some shading to the two biggest flowers with a Copic marker.  The sentiment, from Birthday Wishes & Balloons was stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink.

Yes, I think I definitely just need to sit and stamp a whole garden of these flowers!  :)  Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Color Throwdown #386

I caught the new colors for today's Color Throwdown #386 on Facebook yesterday, and just had to make a card last night!  Lisa has picked some great colors to work with today!  Here's my card...

I used the BG Small Brick background stamp from My Favorite Things, stamping on a piece of watercolor card stock with Versmark ink, then embossed with white detail embossing powder.  Over that I did a wash of watercolor using Limelight dye ink.  Then I used the new Twice the Thanks Die-Namics (quickly becoming my new favorite die!) and die cut twice using Tropical Teal card stock.  I layered those two die-cuts for a little extra dimension.  I added a vellum circle on the left side that was cut with the Zig Zag Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics, and layered over that a leafy branch from Blueprints 14 cut from Limelight card stock.  And then I pulled out my always-a-favorite LJD Blissful Butterflies stamp set and matching dies, and die-cut a butterfly from Sno Cone card stock, then used my MISTI to stamp the butterfly in Sno Cone hybrid ink.  A few clear sequins, and I called this one done!
EDITED:  Eeek!  Forgot to mention my layout was inspired by this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #165!
Many, MANY thanks to everyone who bought stamps and dies from me recently!  Now if I could just find the time to get some more things listed... stay tuned!  (And there are still some great items to be had... check out my sale page!)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Color Throwdown #385

Hi there!  Wow, Jodi has some purty colors up on the Color Throwdown blog today!  I couldn't resist playing along with my former teammates to make this quick birthday card for a co-worker...

I think I got this sweet Pineapple Panache stamps and matching die from Lil' Inker Designs way back before Christmas, and am finally using them today.  Now that I got started, you might be seeing a lot more pineapples from's just too cute!  I stamped the texture on the pineapple with Versamark ink, then embossed with gold, and added some gold flecks of color, too.  My background was done with Tumbled Glass and Peacock Feathers distress inks... I wish I'd gotten the darker color just a little more teal.  Maybe I'll just have some fun later and create a second version of this card!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Don't forget about the great bargains to be had on my Sale Page!  So many people have bought tons of things, and I'm so grateful to be able to downsize my collection a little... thanks to all of you who have bought from me this week and last!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Hello friends!  I have a really sweet co-worker… he’s an older gentleman, and earlier this month he took me to Applebee’s for lunch for my birthday!  So I had to make him a quick card to say thanks.


I kept this really simple, die-cutting three times and layering for dimension with the new Twice the Thanks Die-Namics from My Favorite Things.  Then just glued it over a few strips of washi tape, on a stitched die-cut panel.  Easy-peasy!

DON’T FORGET my stamps and dies for sale over on my Sale PageLOTS of great bargains to be had!  And stayed tuned… I’ll probably be listing more things, but not until April.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 21, 2016

The Sale Continues

The sale continues on my Stamps/Supplies for Sale Page!  I've updated the page, and moved the "sold" stuff out of the way to make your shopping experience easier!  Great bargains to be had... check it out!

Thank you!

Saturday, March 19, 2016


My Stamps for Sale page has been updated, so be sure to check it out for some great bargains!

Please be sure to read all details at the top of the post for information on shipping, payments, etc.  Also, please note I do plan to list more later today so be sure to read about the option of holding items!

THANK YOU for helping me downsize!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spring Birthday Bouquet

Hello friends!  I needed a birthday card this week for my Pastor’s wife, and have been so anxious to play with this new stencil I recently got from Simon Says Stamp, the Bouquet of Flowers.  I HAD to buy it after I saw this darling card on Laura Bassen’s blog.  I kind of ended up combining Laura’s card with this card from Debby Hughes, then used the current Color Throwdown #384 and came up with this…

Birthday Blooms 2

Squeeeee!  I hope you love, my fabulous readers, love it as much as I do!!!  I used Ranger Distress inks in Shaded Lilac, Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, and Wilted Violet to sponge through the stencil.  Then added the die-cut “Wishing” that was cut three times from black card stock, and the matching sentiment from the Sending & Wishing stamp set.

I hope you’re having a great week… thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Stamps and Supplies for Sale

I am looking to downsize my huge collection of stamps and supplies, and have started to list some things for sale.  Please check out my Sale Page if you're interested.  I hope to continue listing things over the next few days, so if you want to buy now and have me hold your items until I have more things listed, just say the word!  Thank you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Garden Bunch Birthday Wreath

Hi there, friends!  A big thank you to those of you who left me comments the other day!  It’s nice to know I still have some blog readers even though I’ve cut back on stamping and design team commitments.  You really blessed my day!

This is really odd for me lately but I actually have another card to share already this week!  Lately I’ve only been making one card a week, if that!  But I have several birthdays coming up (including my Mom… eeep!  THAT card has always got to be uber-special!)  So here’s another card to share with you today, for my Aunt Phyllis who has a birthday this coming Monday!

Birthday Wreath

I. JUST. LOVED! the new Garden Bunch stamp set and matching Confetti Cuts dies that were recently released at Reverse Confetti, so I couldn’t resist ordering.  I’m such a sucker for flower stamps with matching dies!  (Yes, I have too many!)  And Kay Miller’s card here was so inspiring, I just ended up CASE’ing her design!  Unfortunately, I had to restrain myself from buying too much so I don’t have the same wreath that Kay used on her card, but instead used this Chisolm Wreath die that I have from Simon Says Stamp.  The leaves on my wreath are from the Reverse Confetti Love Blooms stamp set and were die-cut with the matching Confetti Cuts dies.  I lightly stamped a woodgrain on the background, and embellished with some sequins.

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my blog… I appreciate it so much!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Birthday Bouquet

Hello friends… if anyone still visits me here anymore!  I have a co-worker with a birthday today, so I made this card for her using some new stamps and dies from My Favorite Things

Birthday Blooms

I just LOVED the Desert Bouquet stamp set when it came out, maybe a year ago?  Bought it right up, and I might have used it once.  Well, NOW they brought out a larger version with the Large Desert Bouquet stamps, AND there’s matching Die-Namics for that set, as well as the original Desert Blooms!  Color me happy!  I’m a sucker for flower stamp sets with matching dies!  So I die-cut and stamped a bunch of flowers from both sets using Pure Plum, Daffodil and Summer Splash hybrid inks for my bouquet.  On a piece of watercolor card stock, I created a background piece with Summer Splash dye ink, and splattered it with dye inks in Daffodil and Pure Plum as well as some shimmery splashes using Perfect Pearls.  I added a die-cut Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Frames to the background, and stamped the sentiment from the LJD Spring Tulips.  After arranging my bouquet, I embellished with some sequins.

Thanks for stopping by today!