Monday, June 30, 2014

Love and Sympathy

Good day to all, I hope your week is off to a great start.

I found out the other day that one of our neighbors had recently loss her mother, so I went straight to the craft room to make a quick card to send to her.

I used my "go to" set, Love & Sympathy.  I like the simple image and also the beautiful verse for the inside.  For this one I used Whisper White and Blackberry Bliss card stock.  Since I don't have the In-Color markers, I used Rich Razzleberry for the flower color and Old Olive for the stem.  I felt it needed just a little bit more, so I inked up the splatter dots from Gorgeous Grunge with Soft Sky, stamped off, and then stamped it on top of the flower image.  I used the sentiment from Bloom with Hope.  The pearls I colored with my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and used the retired Rich Razzleberry 1/4" ribbon to anchor the flower with.  Very simple and quick to make too!

Thanks for stopping by.  Mary

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Designer Series Paper Sale starts July 1st

Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free: Have you been waiting for a great deal on Designer Series Paper? Well, wait no longer! When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you'll get one absolutely free. Don't miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper! 

Remember starts July 1st, 2014.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Flower Shop Bubble Wrap Technique

Good Monday morning, hope your day is off to a wonderful start too.

I'm going to share I card that I found over on Dawn Griffin blog using bubble wrap.  HERE is a video that explains how easy it is to do this technique too.

I use retired Baja Breeze ink, card stock and seam binding for my card, but any of your favorites would certainly work.  I didn't have the same stamp set she used, so I used the Flower Shop stamp set.  The sentiment is from Wetlands.

I did use my Coastal Cabana Blendabilites to color my rhinestones with.  You will need some "unpop" bubble wrap, VersaMark ink, heat embossing gun and clear embossing powder.  I also used a clean cloth to wipe off any excess ink that was on the embossed part.  Really a simple and easy card to make too.

Thanks for stopping!  Mary

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Hi to all!

I want to show you the card that I made for my dad's upcoming birthday on June 23rd.  He is going to be celebrating number 87!!  My dad does not act like he is that old either.  We are going to take them out for lunch at our favorite B-B-Q place here in town, YUM!!

Here are the details for this card:

Card stock is Soft Sky, Very Vanilla and Early Espresso
DSP: Color Collections
Stamp sets: Wetlands, Work of Art and stamps from the May Paper Pumpkin
Candy Dots: Neutrals
Ink: Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso

Thanks for dropping in!  Mary

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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Monday, June 16, 2014

For The Birds #2

Good Monday to all of you I hope you are already for another great week!

I'm sharing another For the Birds card today, last one for awhile anyway.  It has all of the same elements as the one I shared with you on Friday.  I'm so glad that I used up the card fronts, I don't like to waste card stock.

Thank you for taking the time to stop in to see my creation, I appreciate it!  Mary

Friday, June 13, 2014

For the Birds

Well, I'm back with another card.  This time I'm using the stamp set, For the Birds.  If you've not check out this stamp set, I highly suggest you do.  It has so many cute stamps in it with many different occasions too.

I'm still using the card fronts from many years ago, Real Red and Marina Mist.  I ran the Marina Mist card stock thru the Polka Dots embossing folder to add some interest.  I also used some retired Old Olive ribbon to introduce another color.  I found this color combo by checking my Color Coach from SU, it really comes in handy when I get stumped with how to put colors together.  The top of my tag looked bare to me so I added some Linen Thread to it.

I used the Tag Topper punch to make a tag for my image.  This card came together very quickly too.

I hope you have fun things planned for your week-end, have a great one!  Mary

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Bloom with Hope Using Markers

Good day my friends, I hope you are all fine.  We are trying not to wash away, as I typed this post yesterday morning, we had already had 2.5 inches of rain with more still coming down.  I wonder if we need to start building a Ark, lol!

Yup, once again I'm using the stamp set, Bloom With Hope.  This time I pulled out my SU markers and a Blender pen to color the image with.  I used Baja Breeze (retired) and Marina Mist.  The center is colored in with Daffodil Delight and So Saffron.  I then fussy cut it out and mounted it on a Real Red banner to the card base that has been laying around the craft room way too long, so it is time to make it into some cards.

I used the sentiment from the Bloom with Hope set and some Black Staz-on and stamped my sentiment on some retired Marina Mist ribbon, whew, it turned out great too!  I also added some Basic Rhinestones too.

Well off to do some more painting, ah the joys of remodeling :)  See ya soon,  Mary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Million and One

Ok, I fooled you with the title, didn't I!  Yep, as stated last week, this will be my last Bloom With Hope, for awhile, anyway.  Also today is the day, woohoo, that you can order from the new Stampin' Up! catalog!!  I hope you have a piece of paper handy to make your wish list with too.

Well, on this Bloom With Hope, I used the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities.  Oh, they've told us that they may be available either in late June or early July.  They want to make sure that they have a good supply of these so that they don't have to put them on back order right away.  The card stock is Whisper White and Pool Party.  Embossing folder is Decorative Dots and I added some Crushed Curry splatters with the Gorgeous Grunge too.  For the black, it is Staz-on.  For bling I added the Basic Rhinestones.

I'm sending this card to someone who placed an order with me, I hope she likes it!

I hope you have fun shopping in the new catalog, have a great day!!  Mary