Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to make because you know someone is hurting from the loss of someone that was dear to them.  I made this card to send to my friend who's husband had just recently loss his mother.

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Heartfelt Blooms (SAB 2018) and Flourishing Phrases
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Inks: Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum and Stampin' Blends

Thanks for coming by!!  Mary

Monday, February 5, 2018

Icing on the Cake

When the new annual catalog came out last July, I spotted this stamp set and knew it would be on my list to have, as I use to decorate cakes for awhile when my daughters' were young.  They loved it when Mom have left-over icing to have on either graham crackers or vanilla wafers!  Makes me want to get my cake decorating supplies out and make a real cake now!!

Now I made this "no calorie" cake for my uncles' upcoming birthday, I hope he likes it!!

Here are the details:

Stamp sets: Icing on the Cake and Stylized Birthday
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White
Inks: Calypso Coral (I forgot I was using Flirty Flamingo) and Pear Pizzazz

It's not a hard card to make and I will be using this set some more in the future!


Friday, February 2, 2018

Bird Banter

Hi, today I'm sharing a card that I made for my friend, Linda's birthday, which is today!!  She doesn't follow my blog but wanted to give her a Happy Birthday wish!

I found this cute card on Jackie B. blog, she was kind in sharing the measurements for all of the card stock.  Since it used some bright colors, I knew Linda would like it!

Here is the inside of the card too.

Here are the details:

Stamp set: Bird Banner (in the Occasions 2018 SU catalog)
Ink: Black Memento
Card stock: Smoky Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White
I used Stamp' Blends to color the images with
Dots Embossing folder-retired

I won this cute stamp set at the November 2017 OnStage, I really like those cute birds.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Sunshine Wishes Valentine

When I saw this card in my in box for my e-mails, I knew I would be CASE'ing this simple but pretty card that Mary Fish shared!

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Sunshine Sayings
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Pink Pirouette
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose-retired
Candy Dots-retired

Very simple but pretty card!  Mary

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sheltering Tree Valentine

Here is finally of the three cards for Wesley's daycare teachers.

For this card I used:

Stamp set: Sheltering Tree and Bloomin' Love
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Inks: Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake
Heart punches-retired

Next I will show you the Valentine cards that I made to send to my daughters.


Friday, January 26, 2018

Beautiful Bouquet

Here is the second of the three Valentine cards that I made.  I believe I was inspired by a fellow demonstrator, who posted her's on the FB group I belong to for demonstrators, I searched but couldn't find her name.

For this card I used:

Stamp set: Beautiful Bouquet and Bloomin' Love
Framelits: Bouquet Bunch
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake
Varies Heart punches-retired

I really like how this one came out, I think the teacher will too!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Bloomin' Love Valentine

My oldest daughter requested Valentine cards for Wesley's three daycare teachers.  I always try to make each card different so each teacher has her own special card!

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love and Thoughtful Banners
Punch: Duet Banner
Card stock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White and Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pink Pirouette
Bloomin' Love Thinlit
Sweetheart Embossing folder
Basic Pearls
Wink of Stella on the flowers

Thank you for coming by....Mary

Monday, January 22, 2018

Christmas Money Holders

So sorry for not posting for awhile.  My oldest daughter was pregnant and had high blood pressure and on bed rest for the last 5 weeks.  This morning she had a planned C-section and we welcome little Bradley Joseph into our family!  We are thrilled and we now have another redhead too!

Now before Christmas, a couple of higher up demonstrators shared a PDF of a Christmas money card holder, I printed my directions off from Connie Stewart's website.  If you want the directions you can find them there.

We always give our daughters and son-in-law money because that way they can use it then or save it for a rainy day!  My son-in-law told me I should sell them because they look so good!

Since I was making them for family, I used retired DSP and card stock, they don't care if it is current stock or not :)

Here is what I used:

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey and Whisper White
Stamp set: Tin of Tags-retired
Ink: Hello Honey and Cherry Cobbler
DSP: Presents & Pinecones-retired
Basic Rhinestones
Laying Oval Stitched Shapes Framelits

Just by changing the DSP, you could easily do this for any occasion too!

Thank you for stopping....Mary

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Father Christmas

Merry Christmas Eve day!

I stamped this image and colored it in about two weeks ago and just couldn't decide on how to use it, so this card really did take only five minutes to make.  I was just playing around with a retired embossing folder and decided to make this card.  On this Santa, I did a lot less coloring than the first one I shared last week with you.

Here is what I used:

Stamp set: Father Christmas
Card stock: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler
Inks: Soft Suede and Craft Whisper White
Markers: Real Red and Basic Black
embossing folder- retired 

I wish you the merriest of Christmas!  Mary