Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, Monday, Monday

Well hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and created a few cards or something. 

I've been working on a couple of things. Some of my cards are quick and I can just "whip" them out.  But sometimes NOT!   Sometimes it takes me a few hours, days or in some cases more than a week to get it like I want. And sometimes I do all that work and look at it and say.... "this is a really ugly" and start all over again.  It doesn't get me down. It's part of getting something just right. Just the way you want it. 

I made this a couple of weeks ago and shared it on Face Book, so I thought I would share it with you today.   You may or may not like this one, but I did. And I hope the person that received it did.       

The bicycle stamp used is from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration flyer from a set called 'FEELING SENTIMENTAL'  #129630. There are 4 stamps in the set.

** Through March 22nd it is available free with a $50.00 or more order.  During Sale-A-Bration, you get a freebie with each $50.00 you spend!  Check my Stampin' Up! site for more information and to see the free items you can choose from!

Here's a list of other Stampin' Up! supplies:

En Francais  #109521  (stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla stock for background)
Very Vanilla card stock   #101650
Crumb Cake Ink  #126795
Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder # 128980 (for the bicycle)
Heat Tool  #129053
Circle Punch 2 1/2 inch # 120906
Top Note Bigz Die # 113463  (one of my favorite dies)
Linen Thread  # 104199
Flower Trim  # 126869
Pearl Basic Jewels  # 119247
Paper Doiles Tea Lace  #129399  (just a piece used at the corner inked up with Crumb Cake ink)

The floral paper and brown card stock is from some "stash" I had.  Corners were made with a round corner punch that I've had for years.


I appreciate YOU my friends and followers. Feel free to comment and let me know you stopped by.   I hope you have a wonderful Monday!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Woo Hoo Wednesday!

My friend Linda came over yesterday and we got a little busy doing some stamping. We didn't get much done on actually making the cards, but we have a date for next week and we'll "git 'er done!" We just have to STAY ON TASK!!  

This is my favorite thing to rib Linda about, but she's right. I'm one of those people that has to keep reminding myself to stay on task to get things done. She's an inspiration for me to stay on task... I don't know how she does all the things she does she's always busy and helping others. But she keeps us on task... most of the time :)   So here is what we did....

Linda cut a couple of things out for me on her Silhouette machine one of them being this awesome card that is in the shape of a dress...   I ran the bottom portion through my BIG SHOT machine to get the design on the bottom, and added some pearls....  taa daaaa!!


I always say there are no mistakes, only opportunities for embelishments!  This one is just to add to a card, but I stamped a design with some simmering water color paint, but when I did it ... I didn't like it.  It just didn't work for either of us, so I painted the whole thing.   Then I put some white tulle on it,  a yellow ribbon and some pearls.

And I made this Thank You card before Linda got here. 

And I did a little coloring to make a card after Linda left.

I used Glossy Accents on the shells, and water bubbles. It looks funny here, but much better in person.   I also used Tombow markers and Spica Glitter Pens. I like this little stamp from Me & Carrie Lou. They have some really cute designs, and the owners are very sweet people - if you go to a stamping convention check and see if they're there. Their demos are great!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing a few moments with me! Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hi Y'all

Hi y'all!!   I thought I'd post a couple of  "THANK YOU" cards I made this week.  Unless noted otherwise,  the supplies are from Stampin' Up! and I'll put the number with it in case you would like to order from me.  As always, check the "BASICS" list at the top,  for basic supplies I use with all my creations.

The inspiration for this card came from a sweet set of cards I got from Heather Zehner.  She is another demo up in Lexington, KY.   And just the sweetest person!  Here is my inspiration:


The base of the card is "Crumb Cake" # 120953 card stock.  I inked around the edges with "Early Espresso" ink #126974. The brown base mat is some brown card stock I've had for ages, but it's very close to the Early Espresso color.  On top of that, the floral portion is some old "Anna Griffin" stash I had.  I bought it so long ago, I don't know where I got it - it was years before I started being a Stampin' Up! Demo. The red is  "Cherry Cobbler"  #126966  card stock.  I ran it through the BIG SHOT using the new "Honeycomb" #129378  Textured Impressions Embossing Folder in the Spring Catalog.

The sentiment is  "Oh, Hello" #130733 and it's stamped in  "Early Espresso" ink #126974.    In the card above I used a piece of  Designer Series paper from the "Print Poetry"  #129312 paper stack to go across the center. Behind each sentiment is a piece of  the Paper Doilies - "Tea Lace"  #129399 (I used a little Early Espresso ink on it), all in the spring catalog.  On both cards I used the Little Leaves Sizzlit #114511 for the leaves in the same brown paper I used for the mat. 
On the card below,  I used "Cherry Cobbler" #123125 baker's twine around the center. Last but not least are the red button on the card below and the little red pearls on both cards. They are both just "stash" I've had for years.

Hope you enjoy these cards and may they inspire you to create something of your own! Have a great day!  

Hello Friends!

Thank you for checking in again. I've been working on this blog for days, and Judy came to help me again today.  It was a lot of fun having her here.  You know we couldn't just do computer stuff. We had to do 'SOMETHING' with paper.  So we cut some shapes with my nestabilities.   That was fun! I just love paper and ink.  (yes I'm drooling)

I'm going to get back to work on making some cards. But I thought I would share a few cards I've made in the past with you.   I'm not putting a supply list on here - just the photos.  But if you would like to know more about the card, please ask.  ***  NOTE *** My friend Judy helped me tweek the blog today so you don't have to put in a code or anything to comment  :)   Thanks Judy! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


What I used:
embossing folder from Darice called : Tree With Leaves  (amazing huh?)
 Heart Punch #117193  (small)
"You Are Loved"  (cling)  #123779
Whisper White card stock  #100730  (8 1/2 X 11) for base and embossing
Pretty in Pink card stock  #100459  (8 1/2 x 11)  for matting
Glimmer Paper (for the silver heart) #124005- silver
Gumball Green ink   #126861
Cherry Cobbler ink  #126966
Multipurpose Liquid glue  #110755
Stampin' Dimensionals  #104430
Big Shot #113439


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Hello! and WELCOME!!

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog!  This blog is about INSPIRING, CREATING, and SHARING.  This is my first post and I hope you'll stick around for a long time and check back often for updates.  

I'll be blogging about many things, mainly making cards, stamping and crafting.   I love to share, and I'm a Stampin' Up! demo, so of course if you would like to make a purchase,  just click on the link!   

One thing I need to note on comments:  Please keep it light, clean, uplifting and supportive.  No political conversations allowed.   

A quick shout out to a couple of my friends... Linda R -  a great friend and creative buddy who is always supportive and inspiring.   Also to Judy Thompson  (woot woot!!).  Judy was so wonderful in helping me get this blog started.  She is patient, kind, and very creative ~ just all around awesome!  Thank YOU ladies!   Judy loves digital stamps too ~ go check out Judy's blog for an extra treat to yourself today!