Thursday, May 20, 2010


The temperature is finally approaching normal highs for this time of year. As the weather gets warmer, the lines at the ice cream stands grows longer! Hmmm....maybe we need a trip to Bob-Jo's this evening!!!
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Supplies used: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock;Tea Party designer series paper; Pretty in Pink & Close to Cocoa Classic Ink; Sweet Scoops Stamp Set; Word Window, Scallop Edge Border & 1 3/4" Circle Punches; Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue Pen; Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Sizzix Big Shot

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

For You...

This card was inspired by one of Shelli Gardner's Workshop of a Lifetime projects. I just love the simplicity of this card!
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Supplies used: Whisper White & Lovely Lilac card stock; Essential Elements stamp set; Top Note Sizzix die; White organdy ribbon; Lovely Lilac Classic Ink

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Any Day Now...

Today is our daughter, Julie's due date. We are patiently (smile) waiting for "the call". We can't wait to meet our 8th grandchild! Baby Girl will join siblings Thomas, Claire & Elise!. In the meantime, here is a card that Julie designed. I just live this sketch! I've used it with snowflakes for Christmas cards, leaves for fall themed cards - it is a very versatile card!

Supplies used: Flower Fantasy & All Holidays stamp sets; Green Galore, Pixie Pink and Whisper White card stock; Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow, Green Galore & Only Orange Classic Ink
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Watercolor Trio

We made this card at Hostess Club this week as well as a card class this weekend. I love the technique of using markers on stamps! The colors are Dusty Durango, Summer Sun, Garden Green and Whisper White.
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Another use for the Slit Punch

One of my hostesses showed this technique to me at her workshop a few weeks ago. Thanks, Beth!

  • Fold Bermuda Bay card stock in half.
  • Insert Slit Punch in as far as it will go and punch. Line up the edge of the punch with the edge of the punched slit. Continue punching along entire edge of card. This will leave even spacing between slits.
  • Fold card over exposing the half circles as shown. Apply Snail adhesive between each punched slit on the inside of the fold. Adhere a 1" strip of Whisper White card stock so that half of the circle is white and half is Bermuda Bay.
  • Adhere 5 1/2. x 4 1/4 " piece of Whisper White card stock to the inside of the card.
  • Punch out Butterfly from Bermuda Bay Prints designer series paper and adhere to 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 " piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • Stamp butterfly trail from Flight of the Butterfly in Bermuda Bay ink under the butterfly and adhere this to the front of the card.
  • Stamp smaller butterflies on the inside of the card if desired.