Wednesday, December 6, 2017

At Home With You

Doesn't this door make you think warm and cozy? You just want to open the door and see what's inside! I wanted a rustic, warm wood tone for the door. I created it with markers, sponging and a blender pen. The little windows die is adorable, just the right touch.
When I first saw this stamp set, I knew I would have to have it. It looks very similar to my own front door, urns with evergreens and all! Hope you like my rustic Christmas door. Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Trim Your Stocking

These stockings are so much fun to make, they are addictive! On this one, I left the top popped up and punched a hole to hold the tinsel ribbon. Now, this can hang on my Christmas tree. I can't wait to make more stockings. The back pillow box is just the right size to hold a gift card. I love to wrap gifts and have tried to avoid gift cards in the past. But, my family might be getting some gift cards this year!!! Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Painted Harvest - Gather

For today's card, I used the beautiful stamp set, Painted Harvest. This set is a 2-step stamp set, so that automatically gives you an added dimension of color. Along with the Sunflower, it has two beautiful leaves (one has a coordinating punch, yay!) and several nice sentiments. I love those sets that have a variety of uses.
I love Sunflowers and had an unexpected surprise this year in one of my flower pots! We have a lot of Finches in our area and each year I plant Zinnias for them, that I start from seed. I have a large window in my studio and have all my plantings on the patio below, so I have a great view!
We feed the birds Black-oil Sunflower seeds. A bird must have dropped some of the Sunflower Seeds into my Zinnia flower pot. It was fun watching these Sunflowers grow to more than 5' tall. The male and female Goldfinch pluck the petals on the Zinnia's and Sunflowers and spend hours in my flower garden. Truly, a blessing!
This is one of my top five favorite stamp sets/bundles from the new Holiday catalog! Give it a try, you will love this set, too! Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!

Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Touches of Nature Elements (wooden leaf)
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, Stamping Sponges
Envelope: Whisper White

Happy 100th Birthday

A lady at my Dad's church just turned 100 years young! He wanted to give her a special card to celebrate her very special day.
I reached for the Beautiful Bouquet Framelits and Large Numbers Framelits,  along with the Bundle of Love DSP to make this card. I hope she had a very special day and all her wishes came true. And, as we say in the south, "Bless her heart!" Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!

The Inside

Stamp Sets: Number of Years (BIRTHDAY and th), Celebrate Today (HAPPY)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil
DSP: Bundle of Love
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, VersaMark
Framelits: Beautiful Bouquet, Large Numbers
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Gold 1/8” Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Silver-Black Velvet #2 Round Watercolor Brush, Embossing Tray (retired)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Penned & Painted Watercolor

If you love floral stamps, this set is for you! You can create so many different looks with these stamps. It is considered a 2-step set but it actually has 3 steps, if you choose. It has a light, a shadow and an outline. The light or the outline can be used individually for a different look. This set is one of my favorites from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Sadly, it will be retiring at the end of this month. If you want to order this set before it is gone, here is the link to my online store,

For this card, I used the Ticket Tear Border Punch in Gold Foil. This is a new punch and will be available when the new catalog goes live, June 1. Shimmery White card stock was used, it is wonderful for watercoloring! I inked up the stamp and spritzed it with water using my Stampin' Spritzer. It is important to let each layer dry thoroughly, after stamping. I then used a Silver - Black Velvet Watercolor Brush with Marina Mist ink to watercolor the background.
To order supplies, click this link to my online store,
Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!!!

Stamp Sets: Penned & Painted, Birthday Blossoms (sentiment)
Cardstock: Flirty Flamingo, Marina Mist, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Gold Foil Sheets
Inks: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi,
     Marina Mist, VersaMark
Punches: Ticket Tear Border
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy,
     Embossing Tray (retired)
Other: Tombow Glue, Gold Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Spritzer, Blender Pens
Non Stampin' Up! Supplies: Silver - Black Velvet #2 Round Watercolor Brush