Sunday, December 14, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Box

I just love, love this Curvy Keepsake Box die. This is one I made using the All Is Calm DSP, with a Soft Sky seam binding bow. I added a couple of bells, for a little jingle. It is one of my favorites! Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Card For Addie!

Addie is a little six year old with a wish for her last Christmas. Yes, Doctor's believe this will be her last Christmas. Her wish - to receive handmade Christmas cards! I hope all those crafty friends of mine will shower this little angel with cards! Her address is:

Addie Lynn and Sisters, P.O. Box 162, Fountain Green, UT 84632
























I made a Banner, with her name on it, that I will put inside the card. It could be hung on a window or mirror.



Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
I made this "Truly Grateful" small box with the Envelope Punch Board. It contains "I'm Thankful For..." cards that each person in the family will fill out. I want to do this each Thanksgiving and keep the cards in the box. Wouldn't it be a fun for the grandkids?

























Monday, November 17, 2014

PP222 - Four Feathers

A little "homespun" thanks, for the Paper Players Challenge. I finally tried to stitch a card with my sewing machine. It was so much fun, I plan on incorporating more stitching in my cards, tags, boxes, 3D...you get the idea! Leave me a comment and thanks for stopping by.













































Stop by my website to order supplies, http://clearlysouthern.stampinup.net.
Cardstock:
  Hello Honey (133678 - 8 1/2" x 11")
  Early Espresso (119686 - 8 1/2" x 11", 124276 - 12" x 12")
  Whisper White (100730 - 8 1/2" x 11", 124302 - 12" x 12")
Inks:
  Smoky Slate (131179)
  Early Espresso (126974)
Stamp Sets:
  Four Feathers (135053 - clear, 135050 - wood)
  Another Thank You (136835 - photopolymer)
  Gorgeous Grunge (130517 - clear, 130514 - wood)
Framelits:
 Feathers Framelits Dies (135852)
 Buy the stamp set and framelits bundle and save 15% (137630 - clear, 137629 - wood)
Ribbon:
  Chevron Ribbon - Smoky Slate (131152)
  Linen Thread (104199)
Embellishments:
  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)
Other:
  Stampin' Dimensionals  (104430)
  Brown Thread (Joanns)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

PPA227 - Corner Garden

For this week's PPA color challenge, I chose the stamp, Corner Garden. I used my ink pads and a Blender Pen to add a hint of color. I enjoy coloring with Blender Pens, it reminds me of coloring when I was a child. Great memories!





































Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
DSP: Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Crushed Curry)
Stamp Sets: Corner Garden, Six-Sided Sampler (Sentiment)
Inks: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Other: Blender Pen, VersaMark Pen (Touched randomly on petals to deepen color), Paper Snips (flagged banner), Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanksgiving Pumpkin

Thanksgiving White Pumpkin - Curvy Keepsake Box


























We made these in one of my classes. So cute!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz (leaves), Soft Suede (vines)
Stamp Sets: Good Greetings
Inks: Early Espresso
Ribbon: Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Embossing Folders: Woodgrain
Framelits: Curvy Keepsake Framelits (for box and tag)
Dies: Autumn Accents (leaves were cut down to be smaller)
Other: Sponges for distressing




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

PP221 - Flowering Flourishes


Flowering Flourishes is such a beautiful stamp set. Love all the curves, twists and turns. Speaking of twists and turns, isn't the "just because" sentiment pretty, as well? Thanks for stopping by!



 PP221 Color Challenge


















Stamp Sets: Flowering Flourishes, A Dozen Thoughts (Sentiment)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow
Inks: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Embellishment: Basic Rhinestones










Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vintage Rose

It is definitely Fall in Tennessee. A frosty morning has put my garden to bed. This inspired my card today, a vintage rose for the PP220 Challenge. The rose was stamped on Shimmer Paper (love the shimmer), embossed with white embossing powder, colored with reinkers and an Aquapainter. Stamped, torn and distressed. How much fun is that?!! Leave me a comment, thanks for stopping by!













































Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge, Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Shimmery White
Inks: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Reinkers: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo
Embossing Powder: White
Ribbons: Venetian Crochet Trim, Linen Thread
Button: Designer Very Vintage
Other: Sponges

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

PPA225 - Vintage Bloom

My husband and I love to wander through antique malls and I am always drawn to the vintage cards and postcards. Love the colors and the time-worn paper edges. For this card, I did a vintage look with a watercolor resist technique. So much fun to make!!!













































Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Shimmery White, Pool Party
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Teeny Tiny Wishes (Sentiment)
Inks: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, VersaMark
Reinkers: Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky
Embossing Powder: White Embossing Powder
Ribbon: Venetian Crochet Trim
Pearl Basic Jewels
Other: Aqua Painter, Stampin' Spritzer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PPA224 - Bling, bling! Joy, joy!


Combine Silver Foil with Silver Embossing Powder, add a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, topped off with a Glimmer Paper star - just the right amount of bling! Thanks for stopping by!













































Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Foil, All Is Calm specialty DSP (White with Silver dots),
     Glimmer Paper - Dazzling Diamonds
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Cheerful Tags (Row of Trees)
Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Folders: Northern Flurry, Perfect Polka Dots
Embossing Powder: Silver
Punches: Tree Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (Star)
Thinlits: Snowflake Card Thinlits Die (Joy)
Ribbon: 1/8" Silver Ribbon
Embellishment: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Envelope: Whisper White Envelope (Flap embossed with Silver embossing powder)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

PPA223 - Thinking of You

Hi There! This week's PPA color challenge inspired me to do a very classic style card. The tree and leaves are embossed with clear embossing powder that adds dimension and shine.
It is beginning to feel like Autumn here in Tennessee. It won't be long before the leaves will be changing colors. All the beautiful red, yellow, gold and orange leaves. The hills and mountains are a painter's palette of colors, simply gorgeous!




Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Stamp Sets: Thoughts & Prayers, Wetlands (Sentiment)
Markers: Tangelo Twist, Basic Black
Other: VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals



Thursday, September 25, 2014

PPA221 - Beauty of the Season

I had so much fun creating this card for the PPA221 Sketch Challenge! For the background, I did a Blendabilities Marbling effect on Glossy White Paper. Love, love, love the results. Then got to color in the image with Blendabilities. This stamp set, Beauty of the Season, is so pretty!







































Cardstock: Early Espresso, Glossy White Paper, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Beauty of the Season
Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tone Assortment, Daffodil Delight
Markers: Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso
Envelope: Whisper White Envelope
Embellishment: Pearl Basic Jewels
Ribbon: Early Espresso 1/4" Cotton Ribbon
Marbling Effect: Sandwich Bags, Stampin' Spritzer filled with Isopropyl Alcohol
Framelits: Square Framelits, Banner Framelits



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Choose Happiness - PPA218




































Such pretty colors for this week's PPA challenge, here is my card! Thanks for stopping by!
I truly love all the stamps in the Choose Happiness stamp set. This is a keeper!
The flowers and leaves were colored using a Blender Pen and then fussy cut.

Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Ribbon: Hello Honey 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon
Framelits: Banners Framelits
Punches: Bracket Punch
Other: Fussy Cut, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, Rhinestones
Envelope: Crumb Cake Envelope

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Daydream Medallions - PPA217

PPA217 Sketch Challenge
















I love the richness of the Blackberry Bliss with Silver embossing and Silver Foil, so pretty together! I embossed (silver) inside of the large dots using a pencil eraser dipped into VersaMark and then stamped and embossed. It gave a very random circle, very cool! Just For You, is the sentiment on today's card.


















Daydream Medallions stamp set has so many beautiful shapes and sizes, choosing is the hardest part! I carried the large polka dot embossing to a strip on the inside and also on the envelope flap. Thanks for stopping by!

Cardstock: Naturals White, Blackberry Bliss, Silver Foil
Stamp Sets: Daydream Medallions, Banner Banter (Sentiment)
Inks: Blackberry Bliss, VersaMark
Embossing Folders: Large Polka Dot, Perfect Polka Dots (Silver Foil)
Embossing Powder: Silver
Ribbon: Linen Thread
Envelope: Whisper White

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Tap Tap Tap

PPA216 - Tap Tap Tap
Doesn't this card remind you of the old Royal typewriters?




Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Typeset Specialty DSP
Stamp Set: Tap Tap Tap
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Markers/Pens: Stampin Dazzle - Silver, Project Life Journaling Pens
Framelits: Square Collection
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Punch: Owl Punch to punch Sentiment letters
Other: Dimensionals
Envelope: Envelope Punch Board using Typeset Specialty DSP



Thursday, August 14, 2014

PPA215 - Summer Silhouettes



For this week's PPA Color Challenge, I used the Summer Silhouettes stamp set. I love these pretty colors together! A nice vignette of flowers, tied off with a pretty bow. This says summer to me!


Below is an inset picture to show the paper-piercing detail. A heart was paper-pierced on the envelope back flap to carry on the theme. I added Strawberry Slush cardstock, embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder, on the inside, top. It adds a little pop of color behind the paper piercing on the front. 


Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Sets: Summer Silhouettes, Blooming with Kindness (Sentiment)
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Pear Pizzazz
Baker's Twine - Basic Black 
Basic Black Candy Dot with Brad
Paper-piercing - Essentials pack, Paper-piercing tool and mat
Sponging with Pear Pizzazz ink
Embossing Folder (for inside): Fancy Fan





Thursday, August 7, 2014

PPA214 - Lovely As A Tree

PPA214 Color Challenge











Lovely As A Tree stamp set is a classic! I love trees and sunsets.
My grandmother used to take me to watch sunsets when I was growing up. So thankful for her appreciation of beauty!
















Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Sassy Salutations
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe (for inside)
Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi
Inks For Sponging Whisper White cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi
Envelope: Whisper White
Envelope Liner: Designer Paper Stack (In Color 2013-2015 - Crisp Cantaloupe)
Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs - Scallop
Edgelit: Large Scallop
Rhinestone Basic Jewels


Thursday, July 24, 2014

PPA213 - Flower Patch

PPA213 Sketch Challenge
Here is my take on the PPA Sketch Challenge!



Inset of the Flower:
I used the Flower Fair Framelits to cut the back flower and fussy cut the other three layers.

Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, A Round Array
Inks: Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride
Embossing Folder: Lovely Lace
Framelits: Flower Fair
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, White Baker's Twine
Other: Basic Pearl, Blender Pen, 7/8" Scalloped Circle Punch, Whisper White Envelope


Thursday, July 17, 2014

PPA212 - Papillon Potpourri

Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies...this card is for a sketch challenge, PPA212.

My Butterfly Card!


Close-up of the Butterflies, layered two on top of each other over a band of the Thick Baker's Twine (love it!). These Butterflies were stamped, the entire image was embossed, then punched out. Hope you can see the shimmer on these!

Close-up of the Sentiment, accented with Thick Baker's Twine with ends frayed.



Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, Whisper White 
Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Six-Sided Sampler (Sentiment)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, VersaMark
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Modern Label
Other: White Embossing Powder, Blender Pen, Pearls, 
Whisper White Envelope embossed with White embossing powder

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sweetbriar Rose - PPA211

Flowers - I love flowers, love to garden, so I always have some of my flowers in the house. They even show up in my Photoshoots! Ha!
Stampin' Up! has a lot of floral stamps (yeah!). For the PPA211 color challenge I used the new Sweetbriar Rose stamp set, colored with Blendabilities. Thanks for stopping by, leave me a comment. I always love to hear from you!


Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Regals Designer Paper Stack (Night of Navy)
Stamp Sets: Sweetbriar Rose, Banner Banter (Sentiment)
Inks: Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Old Olive Blendabilities, VersaMark
Other: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Daffodil Delight Candy Dot Brad, Banner Framelits, White Embossing Powder, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, Whisper White Medium Envelope

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tent with Banner

Isn't this the cutest treat holder? This is Erica Cerwin's creation, she is also a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and can be found at http://pinkbuckaroodesigns.blogspot.com. Thank you Erica for allowing me permission to use this in a class. The ladies enjoyed making them!
This would be perfect for a birthday party, slumber party, Scout's activity, or using it as a centerpiece.


Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Cajun Craze ink, Hardwood stamp set, Sentiment - Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, Banner Punch, Linen Thread.
Thanks for stopping by!

Work of Art

This is one of the cards we are making in my July class. I love Watercolors so when I saw this stamp set, I knew I would being using it a lot! It has that watercolor brush stroke look, with a stamp. Love it!!! This was my first time to use the Gold Foil Sheets and love the extra bling without going overboard! Hope you like it, leave me a comment.


Cardstock:
Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Gold Foil Sheets

Stamp Sets:
Work of Art, Flower Shop, Gorgeous Grunge

Inks:
Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Sahara Sand, VersaMark

Embossing Folders:
Stylish Stripes, Perfect Polka Dots

Punches:
Small Heart Punch, Pansy Punch (mask for sponging inside and envelope)

Other:
White Embossing Powder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Paper Piercer and Mat, Whisper White Envelope, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sponges

Monday, July 7, 2014

FMS143 - Pleasant Poppies


 FMS143 Challenge





















This is my first Freshly Made Sketches challenge! How fun!!!
I have recently been using the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities and really love them!
FMS143





















Cardstock:
Whisper White
Regals Designer Series Stack Pack (Cherry Cobbler)
Old Olive
Daffodil Delight

Stamp Sets:
Pleasant Poppies
A Dozen Thoughts

Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Old Olive Blendabilities
Daffodil Delight Blendabilities

Other:
Circles Framelits
Chevron Embossing Folder
Banner Punch (flag Sentiment)
Pearl Basic Jewels