Monday, August 7, 2017

Tranquil Tulips Thank You

Well I'm here, just alittle bit late in posting, was busy yesterday doing other things around the house.  Saturday night, I went to my 45th High School Reunion, GASP!!  I can't be that old, can I??!!

On to the card.  I found this card at Tracy Gray's blog and she found it at Erica Cerwin's blog, either way, it is a beautiful card and I wanted to make one.  I did change it up a bit, but I was inspire by both of them!  I made two cards, which I do anytime I make a card, so one is a Thank You and one is for my friend, so a Friend card.  I did fussy cut the tulips out for this card, but you could easily arrange your flowers so you don't have to do that.


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Tranquil Tulips and Beautiful Bouquet
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Inks: Sweet Sugarplum and Old Olive 
DSP: Color Theory
Scallop Oval
Stitched Ovals
Sweet Sugarplum ribbon-retired

Off to do some more cards, need to make a few more for the upcoming auction!  Mary


Friday, August 4, 2017

Vertical Greetings

Well the weekend is finally here.  I have a non-Christmas card to share with all of you today.

I've had this stamp set for awhile and was decided to pull it out and make a quick card to share with you.  As I have shared in the past, each year I make some cards up to give to the assisted living facility where my daughter works.  They have all kinds of items donated to them and then they hold a auction where anyone can place a bid.  All monies raised are then donated to the Alzheimer's Association!  Last year my donation helped raise $50.00!!

To get a two-tone effect on the greenery, I colored in with Pear Pizzazz marker and then "thumped" over it with my Old Olive marker.  The stems were color in with my Crumb Cake marker.


Here is what I used for this card:

Stamp set: Vertical Greetings and Timeless Textures
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Cajun Craze
Ink: Cajun Craze
Stampin' Write Markers: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Linen Thread
Glue Dot

I'm off to finish making another card, hope you come back soon too!  Have a great weekend!  Mary

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Christmas In July, Winter Wishes

Hi everyone, I'm so glad you decided to come to my craft room today to see what I have to share with you!

Earlier I shared with you a card I made using the negative image made with the Santa Sleigh Thinlits.  Well I had four more of those images and I really didn't want to throw away this glimmer paper, so here is another card that I came up with to use two of those with.


I like the warm, rustic feel to this card and it would be a good one for a single guy on your Christmas card list!  Here is what I used,

Stamp sets: Hardwood and Winter Wishes-retired
Inks: Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
Card stock: Garden Green, Real Red and Crumb Cake
Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper
Warmth & Cheer DSP-retired
Santa Sleigh Thinlits
Cable Knit Embossing Folder

I'll be back on Friday with one more Christmas card, then off to making something new, I hope you have a great day!  Mary


Monday, July 31, 2017

Christmas in July Suite Seasons

Hey everyone, I'm back again with another Christmas in July.   I promise not to do the whole month of August with Christmas cards too, I will sprinkle a few here and there as I feel the need to add some more for my Christmas card list.

This card was CASE'D from Allison Okamitsu who is on the Artistian Design Team which is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the Globe!  While her card used a different stamp set, she used one I didn't have, I knew I could use the rest of her design to make this card, which was fairly simple to make!


Here is what I used:

Stamps: Suite Seasons
Markers: Real Red and Always Artichoke
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Real Red
Designer Series Paper: Warmth & Cheer-retired
Metallic Foil Doilies
Baker's Twine-retired

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your Monday is off to a great start!  Mary

Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas In July Tin of Tags

Onward with my Christmas card making.  So far I've got half of my cards done, WOOHOO!!  Even if I don't get them all done before September, at least I have a good start on them and won't feel so rushed now in November or December to get the rest done!  I will continue sprinkling some Christmas cards in, here and there.

I based this card on one I saw by Eileen Mathys, not a full CASE, as I did change a few items from what she shared.


Here is what I did for this card.

Stamps: Music Sheet and Tin of Tags-retired
Card stock: Real Red and Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Memento
Framelits: Stitched Circle, Star and Banner, both of which are retired
Holly Textured Impression Embossing Folder
Red Glimmer paper
Gold Foil paper

Well this is all for this week, I will continue on into August for a day or so, then get back into making other types of cards, the most important one is a birthday card for my grandson, who is turning 2!!

Thanks,  Mary

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Herb Expressions

A quick share today.  I needed a thank you card and pulled out this stamp set to send to a friend who is teaching me about Essential Oils.  I used the note cards that Stampin' Up! sells and this card was done in 15 minutes!!


I also used Wisteria Wonder card stock and Stampin' Write marker to color in the lavender with and then Pear Pizzaz writer too.

See I told you quick!  Thanks for coming and seeing me.  Mary

Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas In July Baby Bear

Well, my plans got derailed a bit with making Christmas cards in July, but have plans to start up again!  I just got too busy to go into the craft room and stamp, "gasp"!!

So lets get on with this.  I decide to use this cute stamp set called Baby Bear.  Once again I saw this idea on a demonstrator Facebook page, but no name was given with the picture.

I stamp the opposite of what the stamp set tells you, I stamp #3 first, then #2, then #1 last.  I did fussy cut the bear out, but it is not hard at all.


Here is what I used:

Stamp sets: Baby Bear and Christmas Pines (for the sentiment)
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz
Inks: Crumb Cake for #1, Soft Suede for #2, Early Espresso for #3
Punch: Santa Hat-retired
Thinlits: Pretty Pines-green behind the bear
Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder: Cable Knit
Baker's Twine: Real Red-retired

Thank you for coming to see my creation!  Mary




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Christmas In July, Santa's Sleigh

Well, I've had these negative pieces from these die cuts laying in my craft room for almost a year, couldn't stand the thought of throwing them out, I mean, these were still good pieces of Silver Glimmer Paper, lol!!

So I decided to emboss the retired Mint Macaroon with the Holly Embossing folder to add some interest to the background.  I mounted the negative cut out onto some Flirty Flamingo card stock, not too bad, but after taking the picture, hmmm, needs something else, but I can't figure out what, any suggestions!  So I only use two, will make something else with the four remaining that I have.  Will share those in the future.


The sentiment is from the same stamp set, stamped using Memento Black ink.  Thinlits are called, Santa's Sleigh Thinlits.

You can see the card I made using the positive cut HERE.

Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it!!  Mary


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Christmas In July, Holly Berry Happiness

Well, I'm on a roll, four down and many more to go!

I bought this stamp set last year along with the coordinating punch, Holly Berry Builder.  It is really a nice set to have.

I saw a card like this one on the demonstrator Facebook page last year, I didn't see a watermark with the name of the creator, but I was inspired by her card.  I did change a few things to make it my own.


The card base is Sahara Sand, with a leftover strip of Cherry Cobble behind the embossed card front to add a bit of color.  The embossing folder is Softly Falling.  I did use the retired Red Metallic Thread behind the sentiment.  The holly berries are punched out of Red Glimmer paper scrap, the Holly leaves were stamp on Always Artichoke card stock with the same color of ink.  The sentiment is embossed in Gold, then punched out with the retired Washi Label punch, which is mounted on a scarp piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Another simple Christmas card, so now onto another one.  Thanks for coming by......Mary