A Lemon For Teacher?

Hi!  Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Teachers!   If you like my card, I’d love your vote!  You can vote here  and then click on the heart in the upper right corner of my card.

Ok – so here’s my card:

Teachers, Apples, Lemon Zest, Stampin' Up!, SU!

School starts at the end of this month for my kids, so now is a good time be thinking of back-to-school cards and gifts.

I didn’t really have an apple set or anything else teacher related – so I turned my lemons into apples!  That’s right – I stamped the lemon from the Lemon Zest stamp set in Real Red ink, punched with the Lemon Builder Punch and then trimmed top and bottom to make an apple.  I added a stem using a scrap of Early Espresso card stock.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  What do you think?  Pretty clever?

I added a Welcome sentiment using the Banners For You stamp set and the Duo Banner punch.

The apples are attached to a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Tropical Escape Paper Stack that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.   This is mounted on Early Espresso Card Stock measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Old Olive Card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″ – scored and folded at 4 1/4″.

Make sure you check out all the other demonstrators for more fun Teacher themed projects!

You’ll find all the supplies to make this card in my on-line store.

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Friendship Highlights


Hi!  Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Project Highlights!  I haven’t had a chance to play along the past few months – so am happy to be back today!  Our theme this month is Friendship! I’d love your vote for my card!  Hop over here and click the heart on my card to vote for i!

Here is my card:

Friendship, Sand Dollars, Sea of Texture, Thoughtful Banners, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #internationalprojecthighlights

I just LOVE the Sea of Textures suite!  From the fun and quirky to the soft and subtle, this suite has it all!    I did a little watercoloring for the background as well as splattering with a marker.  The sand dollars and coral are die cuts from the coordinating framelits.  My sentiment is formed using words from the Thoughtful banners set.

Here is a video showcasing this card:

I hope you’ll check out all the other participants and vote for your favorites!

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It’s All About Love

Hi!  Welcome to the March International Project Highlight Winner’s Blog Hop!  Thank you so much for voting for me in March’s Highlight!  I made the Top 10 and am able to participate in this month’s Blog Hop!

Our theme is Love and here is the card I made for today:

Anniversary, Love, Garden Trellis, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sweet & Sassy, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #internatiionalprojecthighlights

Since my winning card was for a wedding, I decided to continue on to an Anniversary!  I wanted warm colors for this card – so used Very Vanilla for the base – 4 1/4 x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″  and the embossed panel.  The embossing is done with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder and the panel measures 4 x 5 1/4″.

Linen thread is wrapped around the panel.  The hearts are die cut with the Sweet and Sassy Framelits and the edges are sponged with Blushing Bride ink.  A few little pearls are placed along the edge of the heart.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – a must have in anyone’s collection – and is stamped in Blushing Bride ink.  This is punched out with the Classic Label punch.   It is layered on a Crumb Cake Classic Label punch that was cut in half and attached to the back to provide the edging at the end.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  Make sure you hop over to check out the rest of the winner’s posts!

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Time for Love

Hi!  Today I am participating in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is LOVE and I am also continuing my series on the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper!

I’d love your vote on my card!  You can vote here.

Wedding, Love, Springtime Foils, Rose Wonder, 2018SaleABration, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The Springtime Foil paper is so elegant all on its own!  I decided to use two of the sheets to make this Wedding card.  No altering of the paper needed – just perfect and elegant all on its own.  For this card, I chose to use the silver stripes and the Silver and Gold leaf prints.  The dimensions are 3 3/4″ x 3″ for the leaf print and 3 3/4″ x 2″ for the stripes.  A piece of the Silver Trimmed ribbon balances the two different papers.  I paired the Rose Wonder stamp set and coordinating dies from the Annual Catalog to complete the card.  The sentiment and border is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and die cut with the coordinating framelit.  The leaves are die cut in Old Olive.  It’s a little hard to make out in the picture, but the leaves are covered in Clear Wink of Stella to give it a little glimmer as well.

The Designer Series  Paper is layered on Basic Black card stock that measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The base is Thick Whisper White and measure 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.   This could easily be changed into a 25th Wedding Anniversary card by changing out the sentiment.

I love the simplicity and elegance of this card and paper.

The Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper is one of the choices you can earn for FREE with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).   Just place your order in my on-line store here.   Each $50 increment gets you a FREE product!  But hurry as there isn’t much time left!   Use Hostess Code 9PSW36TE and you’ll also receive this FREE tutorial!

Don’t forget to check out all the other Stampin’ Up! Love theme projects and vote for your top 5!

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Hello, Little Bird

Hi!  I am so happy to be joining in on Kylie’s International Project Highlights today!  I’d love your vote on my project.  You can vote here.  Just click the word  “vote” under the picture of my project!

Oh, so what are you voting on?  Here is my project!

Birds, Card, Hello, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Hedgehugs, 2018Occasions

I just love this little bird from the Hedgehugs stamp set in the Occasions Catalog.  I think he is easy to overlook because those Hedgehogs are just so cute in that set.  So, I thought I’d highlight him in my card today.

The image is colored with Stampin’ Up! markers – Chocolate Chip and Calypso Coral for the bird.  Crumb Cake and Old Olive for the branch.  I colored this image directly on the stamp then stamped him on a piece of Whisper White card stock. The sentiment is from the Tabs for Everything set and is stamped in Tranquil Tide.  The image is punched with a 1 1/2″ circle punch.  This is then layered on a 1 3/4″ Tranquil Tide Circle and finally on a 2″ Calypso Coral circle.

The base of the card is the Thick Whisper White.  It is cut 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  I used one of the embossing folders from the Petal Duo Pair in the Occasions Catalog.

The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack and is 3 1/4 x 4″. I just love this paper – so bright and cheery and perfect for my bird.    This is layered on Tranquil Tide that is 3 1/2 x 4 1/4.  And finally a layer of Calypso Coral that is 3 3/4 x 4 1/2″.   Before placing these layers oh the base, I attached a piece of Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven ribbon overlayed with a piece of the Calypso Coral Shimmer Ribbon that is FREE with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) order during Sale-A-Bration.

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Wild About Flowers

Hi! Today I am taking part in Kylie’s International Blog Highlights and our theme is All About Flowers!   If you’d like to vote for your favorites, please click here.  I’d love to make the Top 10 this month and take part in a special January Blog Hop for the Top 10 winners!

Ok, well, it would be good if you know what you are voting for.  Here is my card:

Flowers, Thank You, International Highlights, Wild About Flowers, Burlap BG, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I am so happy with how this card turned out.  I started with the Burlap background stamp inked in Crumb Cake ink.  I then stamped the leaves in Always Artichoke and the flowers in Cajun Craze from the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Hello Friend stamp set and stamped in Cajun Craze as well.  I used the Triple Banner punch to make the flag look for the sentiment.

A scrap of Cajun Craze card stock was placed along the bottom of the stamped panel.  I trimmed a piece of the burlap ribbon in half (I wanted a narrow piece) to wrap around the Cajun Craze.   The sentiment is attached using dimensionals.

The stamped panel is also attached with dimensionals to a Thick Whisper White card stock base.

The card is being sent to someone special – their support of my Stampin’ Up! on-line presence on social media has been so uplifting and I wanted to let them know.  I hope they like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will click the link above and check out the other entries and vote for your favorites!


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A Daisy Thank You

Hi!  Today I am playing along with Kylie’s International Blog Highlight!  The theme is Gratitude – Thailand inspired.   I designed a Thank You card to thank my customers this month who purchase from me – and are helping me toward my goal of earning this year’s incentive trip to Alaska!

Daisy Delight, SU!, Stampin' Up!

This card features the Daisy Delight stamp set.  I wanted to make a card just using the stamp set – to show you do not need the punch to make a gorgeous card with the set.  My colors are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz.    The flower panel is matted on Perfect Plum cardstock.  Thick Whisper White is used for the card base.  The sentiment and ribbon are Powder Pink.

I’d love your vote for this card in Kylie’s highlight! If I make the Top 10, I’ll get to hop along with Kylie and the others in a special hop in August!  To vote for my card, simply go here.

If you’d like to receive this card in the mail this month and live in the US, simply place an order through my on-line store and I’ll send one out!

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A Little Wetlands

Hi! Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights!  Our theme this month is Masculine.   I’d love your vote for my card – you can do that here.

I decided to combine two of my favorite sets for today’s card.  Sad to say – they are both retiring at the end of the month – so if they are not part of your collection – add them soon!

Stampin' Up! SU! Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge

This card combines Wetlands (the main image as well as the sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge.  I love how it turned out!   If you struggle with masculine cards – I highly recommend purchasing these two sets!  You’ll find them in my on-line store.

For the main image, I sponged Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Soft Sky on a piece of Whisper White scrap.  I then stamped the bird and the wheat with Early Espresso ink.  The image was then die cut with the Layering Oval Framelits.  This was then attached to an Oval die cut with the Stylish Stitched Oval in Early Espresso.

The background was stamped using Crumb Cake and Soft Sky.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso.

If you could, I’d love your vote for my card over on Kylie’s Highlight page.  I’d love to once again participate in next month’s Top 10 Blog Hop.  Your vote will help me achieve that!  Just click here to vote (and find my card near the bottom!):

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Bear Hug

Today I am playing along in Kylie’s International Blog Highlight and our theme this month is Get Well.   What a wonderful way to cheer someone up when they are feeling down.  You are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here – http://bit.ly/KyliesFebHighlights

SU! Bear Hug

I had to take a look through my stamps to see what I had that would work – and came across this set that I hadn’t used since last year.  This little guy is just so cute and the sentiments in the set just perfect for sending someone a hug when they aren’t feeling well.  The bear is stamped in Chocolate Chip and then die cut using the coordinating framelits.  The sentiment is stamped in Calypso Coral.  I colored my Whisper White solid baker’s twine by dragging it through the Chocolate Chip ink and a sponge dauber.  You can still see some of the white – but I really like how it turned out.  The background paper is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper stack.  I decided to skew my card stock for a fun look.

I hope you enjoyed my project.   Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog – http://bit.ly/KyliesFebHighlights to vote for my project and see what everyone else has created. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop!

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Top Ten Winner Blog Hop


Hi!  So excited for today as I am hopping with the Top 10 Winners from Kylie’s International Project Highlights from December and January!!

Today I have a card I did featuring the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  Being an owner of 3 cats (can’t take 3 kids to a shelter and come home with just one) – I had to have this set when I saw it in the Annual Catalog.  I finally pulled it off the shelf and put it to use.

SU! Pretty Kitty

I just love this little guy – so cute hiding in the flower pot and the sentiment is just perfect for this image.  I used the new Watercolor Pencils to color the image – the flower pot is a blend of Early Espresso and Real Red.  I also added a touch of Early Espresso around the outside of the pot on the bottom for some shading and to anchor it on the card. Without it – it looked like it was floating on the page.  The flowers are colored with Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry.  The leaves were colored in Old Olive.  Given the detail of the image, I used a blender pen to mix and spread the colors.  The kitten is colored with Basic Gray and his ears and nose with Melon Mambo.

I hope you liked today’s card and please continue to hop along to see what everyone else has created.

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