Friday, April 23, 2010

CAS63 & Kristina's One Layer Card Challenge

I made this card with these 2 challenges in mind:  CAS63 and Kristina's .
I used a set that is retired but great to use for a quick birthday card.  I scored the two lines with my scoring blade.  Pretty simple.  I needed a masculine birthday card, with no ribbons or anything "froufrou".  Unofficial French word for fancy  :)

Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Let's Party (retired)
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Old Olive, Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Scoring Blade
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Birgit Time again!

I love this card   she posted today on SCS.  I had to change a few things since I don't have the same stamps or butterfly die cut.  So, I hope you like my version too.  I need to apologize for the poor quality of the photo.  Because it is late, I have no natural light.  The Mellow Moss almost looks brown!  Oh well!
  1. My card base is 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches. 
  2. Cut out your butterfly shape and use the template as you stamp your image and colour on the inside.  I used a sponge and ink pads.
  3. Remove you template when you are done with the colouring and stamping.
  4. Use piercing tool and pierce around the butterfly.
  5. Add sentiment and 3 small pearls or dots.
Recipe: Stamp sets by SU! Simply Said (115066) and Kind & Caring Thoughts (Hostess Level 3).
Papers: Basic Black & Bazzill White.
Ink: Mellow Moss, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black.
Accessories: Piercing Tool ( 116631) & Mat (105826), Black Dots by Paper Studio, Sponges.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Another quick & easy sketch to follow.  This sketch was posted in May of 2009 but so what?  It fit perfectly ( *I think* ) with this cute stamp.

Thanks to everyone who has been so kind about my issues with not being very creative and needing to copy or follow a sketch.  It's nice to see I'm not the only one.  I'll leave it at that. 

Recipe: Stamp by Hampton Art- Party Owl and SU! Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370).
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Doodle Bug Cuppy Cake.
Ink: Basic Black.
Accessories: Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon (109031), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Crystal Effects (101055),  Pop Dots and Many Marvelous Markers (105541).

Saturday, April 17, 2010

FS167 / Spotlight on Dara @ SCS

Today's Featured Stamper @ SCS is Dara.  I was inspired by this card.  She has a fun gallery and I added it to my list so go check it out!

Had a rough time with the circles as I now realize I have a dull blade  :(

Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Moose  You (retired)
Papers: Whisper White, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Sweet Pea DPS and Welcome Neighbour DPS (SAB).
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Cutter, Cricut (for the grass) and Pop Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Sunday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spotlight on Ibirus @ SCS

The minute I saw her card, I knew I had to CASE it!  So beautiful and easy to make.  I'm adding a link to her beautiful gallery.  Go check it out!
This was also the last card we made at the Open House on Tuesday.
Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Kind & Caring Thoughts (Hostess set level 3).
Papers: Pacific Point, Vellum and Whisper White.
Ink: Craft White.
Accessories: Embosslits Die Beautiful Wings (118138- mini catalogue), Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), White Signo Gel Pen ((105021), Pearls by Paper Studio, Piercing Tool (116631).

I received an interesting email the other day.  This stamper was letting me know how lame she thinks I am.  Reason is I almost always use other people's ideas.  So, I guess I feel I need to defend myself and thought it is likely many other people feel the same.  So, here are a few thoughts:

1- As nicely as I can say this... if you don't like me or my blog, don't check it out.  Very simple.
2- Some people are very left brainy and not creative at all.  That would be me.
3- I love to stamp but I either need a sketch to get me started or I copy someone else's ideas.  I always give credit where credit is due and hope the stampers I spotlight will feel honoured as that is how it is meant to be.
4- The reason I started this blog is so that I hoped I could inspire someone else to make cards.  That's it! 
5- I have no interests in entering contests in the hopes of winning anything.  It wouldn't be OK to enter a contest with a card I copied from someone else.  I've never done that and I never will.
6- Wishing a happy day to everyone  :)


My SIL is having a baby girl and I am so happy for her!!  In fact, I'm tickled pink!  Since I don't have a stamp with that sentiment, I made it in Word.  Fun sketch to work with.  Hope you like it!

Recipe: Stamp set by American Craft + Dear Lizzy - Warble.  Sentiment- Gigi Font.
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Papers: SU! Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Sweet Pea Designer Series (117161-mini catalogue), Welcome Neighbour Designer Series (SAB- no longer available)
Accessories: Buttons and string from my stash, Prima Flower, Heart to Heart Punch (113694), 1 1/4 Circle Punch (104403), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Chocolate Chip Marker, Pop Dots and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spotlight on Andrea Walford

Occasionally, someone will ask how I choose the person I spotlight.  I wish I could tell you that I am very organized and that I have a system.  But I am not well organized and I really don't have  system.  I find most of my inspiration from SCS and that often leads me to awesome stampers' blogs.  I see a card I really like and CASE it or change the colours or a few elements as I might be missing a few items from the original card.  Other times, I like a card but think it might be fun to "reproduce" it with SU! products I already have on hands.  So, no rhyme or reason.  I just appreciate stampers sharing their work as I would be in big trouble left to myself, trying to come up with beautiful cards.  I always try to give credit where credit is due. And I hope that stampers I spotlight are happy that their work inspired me.

With that, on with today's spotlight.  Andrea is another fellow Canadian.  I have been following her blog for a couple of years now.  She has fun tutorials and videos of many of her cards.  I am adding a link to her blog on my list.  Go check it out!

Here is the cards that I CASEd.  Very quick & easy.  We made this card last night at my Open House.

Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Everything Nice (113818)
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Stack (117161 mini catalog)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pop Dots and Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Making a Tulip with the Bird Punch

I have seen a lot of stampers use the Bird Punch and make a tulip.  Therefore, it is difficult to know who to credit for this idea.  I'd never come up with that on my own  :p  So, here's my attempt at making a tulip.  Very simple.  I did use a sponge around the edges of the petals and the foliage.  We will be making this card tonight at my Open House along with 2 more that I might upload later today.  Gotta go and run some errands for now.
Recipe: Stamp set by SU! Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess set level 3)
Papers: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Old Olive.
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Ribbon (115610), Pop Dots, Sponge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Card

I had to make a super quick card.  We needed to ship an Easter package to my son who is in the Missionary Training Center ( Provo, Utah).  So, here's what I came up with, late Tuesday night.  Sorry about the poor lighting for the card.  It was late at night, so no natural light.

Recipe: Stamps by SU! Chocolate Bunny (116980) and Well Scripted (118601)
Papers: Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White and Welcome Neighbour Designer Series ( Sale A Bration).
Ink: Chocolate Chip.
Accessories: Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Template, Non SU Ribbon (around bunny's neck) ,5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon (114616), 1" Circle Punch (109046) and Pop Dots.

SU! has several items on clearance.  You can click on the button on the top right and check it out.  Let me know if you'd like anything!

I may not have the time to stamp this weekend so Happy Easter to everyone!


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