Thursday, July 28, 2016


I will start by admitting that this card came straight from the beautiful imagination of my dear friend, Marelle Taylor. She's amazing and I love to sponge ideas from her... thanks for this one, Marelle! I didn't have the time to come up with a card for my nephew and his wife for their new pregnancy, but I felt that this one was elegant and just lovely!

This gorgeous card uses the new Floral Phrases stamp set bundled with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Die (pg 76-77 of the new catalog). The colors here are Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla, with the sentiment in Early Espresso. I also added a few pearls and a Very Vanilla ribbon.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Fresh Fruit

I have been playing with some new things and having so much fun! This one is Fresh Fruit... I like the black outline, but you don't have to use it if you prefer a softer look.

 And because I felt that these juicy strawberries needed a bit of sparkle, I added some Wink of Stella!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sitting Here

My sweet daddy just had his knee replaced a week ago and I wanted to send him something to let him know I'm thinking about him... the new Sitting Here stamp set was just the one! (it may be a little feminine for some guys, but my dad will still like it... or he'll just give it to my mom...!)

 I fussy-cut the pillows as well as the pup... again, I don't do much fussy-cutting, but these were easy (especially the pillows). Here's the inside:

Here's to my Pop feeling right as rain real soon!!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Marquee Messages

I finally placed my first order from the new catalog and I took some time to play with my favorite set... Marquee Messages! Here's what I made:

Colors above: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
Colors below: Emerald Envy and Wisteria Wonder

To get the vibrant color, I stamped on colored cardstock and then cut those pieces out. I don't do a lot of "fussy-cutting," but these pieces were easy. Give it a try!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

Here's a sweet, simple card using Birthday Blossoms. I love using a coordinating stamp on the envelope and sometimes even the inside of the card, as shown here:

One of my favorite new products is the Wink of Stella Glitter brush. It's so easy, and it packs just the right amount of punch on any card! Here's a close-up of the flowers on a lighter pink version:

Have you stamped today?

Monday, February 8, 2016

More Tap Tap Taps!!

I sure love this set... here was the other card I made with it:

I'm in a phase where I don't want any "bumps" on my cards (as the post office worker calls them)... such as ribbon knots and rhinestones. I don't always like adding that extra 22 cents, so this card was an attempt to include ribbon and still keep the post office happy. ;)

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tap Tap Tap

I've always been drawn to this stamp set, primarily because I'm drawn to all things old fashioned, I suppose! I took some time to make some simple notecards to send to friends and this was my favorite:

Take a few minutes to say "hello" to one of your good friends today!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

Today is my parents' 47th wedding anniversary! I mailed this card to them to commemorate the occasion:

You can see that I used some new stamps, including the gorgeous new "Number of Years" bundle from the new Occasions catalog! I can easily predict that I'll be using this set a lot.

I look forward to the time when I can celebrate 47 years with my own husband! ...but for now, we'll be happy celebrating our 24th.

Happy stamping!