Friday, March 25, 2011

Inlaid Embossing Technique

Here is a card that is so bright and cheerful which is nice with all the rain we've had. Flowers will be popping up soon, I hope. My card "sits" on a Rose Red square scallop. The card itself is on Pacific Point. Before running my Whisper White cardstock through my Big Shot, I punched a Rose Red 5 Petal Flower with a Boho Blossom flower in the center with Daffodil Delight.
I used the Little Leaves Sizzlit and glued my two leaves underneath my flower. Then I ran it through my Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder which really gives it a neat look. Thank you was stamped with Pacific Point on the Word Window punch and attached to the Modern Label punch. I popped it up with dimesionals. My card was inspired by a posting I saw on Sandy Hancock's site and I changed it a bit. Thanks so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to place an order!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You're a Gem!

This is a card I made several weeks ago but forgot to post. My inspiration came from Mary Fish and you can see her original card here. These are not colors that I normally gravitate to but I thought Mary's card was very pretty. The paper with the polka dots can be yours free during Sale-a-bration. The button for the center of my flower, You're a Gem stamp set and Big Shot die, Fun Flowers, can all be ordered from the Occasions Mini. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items, please email me using the Email button or you can go straight to my Stampin' Up! website by clicking the Order Online button. If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you! Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Easter Eggs

Easter will be here before you know it so here is a card I made with the new stamp set Easter Blossoms from the Occasions Mini. The eggs and the sentiment come from this set. I popped the eggs up with Stampin' Dimensionals as well as the sentiment, Happy Easter. I used Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock (Rose Red is one of my favorite colors). It is a cute card and I was able to make it prety quickly. This stamp set is only available until April 30th so be sure to order this before it is too late! You can go directly to my Stampin Up website by clicking the "Order Online" button on the far left side of my blog or you can email me if that is easier! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Scallop Friend

I'm on a roll with my postings!! It is funny how you can start out making one card and end up with something completely different. That is what happened with this card although I am very happy with how it turned out. It was pretty quick and easy to make. I used my Big Shot, of course. The base is the Scallop Circle Bigz Die. I cut out the flower with Lap of Luxury DSP and Concord Crush cardstock using the Flower Folds die. I ran the base of the card and the middle flower in the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I love the look that dimensions give and used them on each layer. I love our pearls and thought they gave it a nice finished look. Thank you for stopping by! Please email if you would like to place an order or if you have any questions. You can also place an order by clicking the order button on the left side of my blog. It will take you directly to my Stampin' Up! website.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Flower Quilt Card

Here's another card I worked on yesterday using the Fun Flowers die again. I cut out squares using the 1 1/4 inch punch out of Lap of Luxury DSP and Concord Crush cardstock. I actually worked on this for hours using three different colors of cardstock and two colors of DSP. I would try one pattern, not like it and try another and another . . . . . In the end this is what I decided upon. I ran the cardstock pieces through an embossing folder after I punched them out. It is quite a large card but will still fit in the envelopes that Stampin' Up! sells. The embossed pieces make the card feel really elegant. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


I had a chance to play today and created this card. The colors make me feel as though Spring is right around the corner! My inspiration came from a card made by Sage Kimble over at Stamping Madly. I used the new Fun Flowers Big Shot die to make the flower. I don't usually like to sponge color around the edges but I think it adds a nice touch to it. The paper is also from the Occasions Mini and is called Springtime Vintage. I love flowers so I am really enjoying this pack of paper. The sentiment is from a set called You're a Gem! If you have any questions or would like to place an order, please don't hesitate to email me!

Blogger Award

I can't tell you how excited I was to find that someone gave me a Blog Award! It made my day. Thank you Dee for the nomination! You can find Dee's blog here. I hope you will go visit her!

When you receive this award you are to:

1) Thank the person who gave the award to you and link it back to their blog.

2) Share 8 things about yourself.

3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered.

4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Here are 8 things about me!

1. April 6th will mark my two year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.
2. I am a full time elementary teacher. This is my 21st year!
3. I have been married for 30 years and we have two beautiful daughters!
4. My family means everything to me.
5. My favorite places to vacation are Hawaii and New York.
6. My dad passed away in October 2009 and I miss him dearly.
7. I love to listen to music and dance!
8. I enjoy playing word games on my iPad with my friends and family!

Bloggers I enjoy:

Thank you again Lee for the award!