Lemon Lime Twist and Emerald Envy Smiling Card!

Got so excited when I saw the new Post Script Stamp in the new catalog.  Oh,my, so much fun.  It is a background stamp I had to use it first!  It is a large stamp, lovely full back ground for a regular card face or stamp it and cut up the stamped image to suit your design.  The square Very Vanilla Card Stock was stamped using Emerald Envy Ink.  Then I looked all over the stamp and found the perfect square for this card.  Die cut out and layered it with Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist.  See below for a list of the products that I used on this card.

Card Stock:  Emerald Envy

Lemon Lime Twist

Very Vanilla

Paper: Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Postscript

Lift Me Up (stamped in Lemon Lime Twist Ink)

Ribbon: 3/8″ Classic Weave Whisper White

(Using Emerald Envy Ink Pad I colored this ribbon to match the card)


Autism Matters Blog Hop

April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day!  Our group is featuring Autism colors of Blue, Red and Yellow.  I have a personal interest in Autism Month.  My 13 year old Great Grandson, Logan  is Autistic.  He is a wonderful child.  He is sweet, loving, thoughtful and loves helping.  I love his attitude and his approach to life in general.

Did you know that as early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior?   These characteristics and behaviors will follow this infant throughout his childhood into his adult years.

Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause (a link to the donation site is below).  Advances are being made every day in caring and educating these children.  The Autism Society supports parents and facilities with Autistic children by providing Education, Advocacy, Referrals for services and promote research in Autism among many other thing.  To learn more click on the link above.

This card was created to exemplify hope, courage and especially celebrate life!  Colorful, vibrant and  exciting!  Logan is a star in my world and I am so happy and very proud  to be his Great Grandmother.  Here is my card for Logan.

All materials used in this card are from Stampin’ Up!  A list of the materials used are at the very bottom of this blog.


Thank you for “Hopping with Us”,   look at what our other ‘Blog Hoppers’ have created!

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper-YOU ARE HERE!
  15. Sue Prather

Here are the materials used in the card above: Product List

Beautiful You Birthday Card in Mint Macaron and Soft Sky

I needed something quick, a soft, feminine, lovely looking card for a very sweet future granddaughter-in-law!  This is what I came up with.  When sitting at my desk,  my eyes fell upon the mask from my last post.  I already was pretty sure I wanted to use  Beautiful You Stamp so pulled it out,  and decided to go with Mint Macaron Card Stock layered with Whisper White Card Stock.    The background is the masking technique I described in another post recently.   used sponging with Mint Macaron and Soft Sky Inks.  I then stamped the girl in Basic Black Ink  with the Sentiment also in Basic Black Ink.  These are from the Beautiful  You stamp set.   I tried jewels (diamonds) but they didn’t look right so I added pearls and they were just right.




The inside was finished by stamping the sentiment from the Stylized Birthday Stamp  in Soft Sky. Quick and easy.  She loved the card!  She says she keeps all my cards and someday will make a display of them.

Be sure to check my blog on Saturday March 4th.  I have a WOW! of a card to show you.  I liked it so much I almost didn’t sent it.

Here are the products I used in making this card.

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Sneak Peek!!! Stampin’ Up! Beautiful You Stamp Set in Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake

Love, love, love this stamp set!  It will be available for purchase on January 4, 2017!  My daughter in law immediately came to mind when I saw the stamp set, her birthday was the end of November and this is her card.  She is a ballet instructor and past Ballerina with the prestigious Washington Ballet.  My favorite soft colors together are Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake and they just fit with this stamp set.  Watercolor technique was used on her hat and dress.

Here is how I did it.  Base card is Blushing Bride Card Stock layered with Crumb Cake Card Stock.  All corners were rounded using the Project Life Corner Rounder.  Another layer of Blushing Bride and then the top layer is Very Vanilla (for a softer look)!  I stamped the lovely lady using Jet Black Stazon Ink.  When dry using an aqua blender I picked up just a bit of Blushing Bride Ink and filled in the areas of her dress and hat.  I made a mask for her by stamping her twice and fussy cutting her out and holding in place while I stamped the water spatter and puddle.

The water spatter was stamped in Pool Party Ink using the Touches of Texture Stamp set. Then with the Aqua Painter and Pool Party Ink I colored in the pool at her feet.

3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon was adhered just below the picture with glue dots.  Then a short piece of the ribbon was tied in one knot to the left.


The sentiment was stamped in Jet Black Stazon Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock and die cut using an oval die from the Stitched Framelits set.  The next size oval was die cut from Blushing Bride Card Stock from the Layering Ovals Framelits.


The inside sentiment was stamped in Crumb Cake on Very Vanilla Card Stock  using the sentiment form Better Together Stamp Set.

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  Hope you are as excited about our new Occassions Catalog as I am.  AND for each order of $50 or more you also get to choose something from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog and there are some really neat things for FREE!

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Stampin’ Up! Country Livin’ Birthday Card for older Teen Boy Rock Enthusiast!

One of the joys of creating your own cards is that you can make cards for those hard to find people when you want to send them ‘just that special’ card.  My 17 year old Grandson is just one of those people!  How to design a card for a 17 year old boy.  Now that is difficult.   My grandson plays guitar and has a small garage band that he really enjoys.  So……here is the card that I cased from  Wild West Paper Arts card as a jumping off point.  I changed it up a bit to suit me! Love the idea of Basic Black with the Cajun Craze. It just somehow says ” rock star”.


The base card is Basic Black Card Stock.  The next layer is Cajun Craze Card Stock adhered with SNAIL.  The top layer on the front is Basic Black Card Stock again.  I applied one strip of  5/8″ Burlap Ribbon a bit left of center.  I applied it with Fast Fuse to assure its permanency.  The star on the right was created by first die cutting the star by a die from the Stars Framelits set using a piece of Basic Black pattern paper  from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  Using a sponge smudged it all over first with Cajun Craze Ink and then with Crushed Curry Ink.  Especially making it much heavier towards the edges, allowing the center open and brighter!  It was adhered on the right side using SNAIL Adhesive.



The guitar is from the Country Livin’ Stamp Set stamped in Stazon Jet Black Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I them carefully colored it using Aqua Painters and Cajun Craze,  Delightfu Dijon in a watercoloring fashion .   I then fussy cut it out and adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it more definition.  The sentiment was Stamped in Cajun Craze using the words from the Crazy About You Stamp Set on Very Vanilla Card Stock.   Using the Layering Circles Framellits the sentiment was die cut and the layer under was die cut using the next size die in Cajun Craze Card Stock. The front was finished by placing stars in the four corners from Regals Enamel Shapes set.


The inside of the card was finished by layering Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The sentiments were stamped in Cajun Craze Ink  from the Confetti Celebration Stamp Set.  Don’t you love how it turned out?

These are the products that I used in this card:

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Leaflets Framelits, Tangerine Tango and Dapper Denim team up for a masculine ‘Hello’ card

One of my husbands fraternity brothers from college has been under the weather so my husband asked me to create a card using their college colors-well sounds easy but the colors are blue and orange!  I thought what can you do with Blue and Orange?   Auburn University colors!  Dapper Denim and Tangerine Tango almost match their colors displayed on their website so I decided to use them-but then-how to create a masculine ‘thinking of you card’?

Actually when I was finished I was rather pleased with  it.  I cased this design from Diane Squires .  My base card is Dapper Denim Card Stock with a layer of Tangerine Tango next and topped with a layer of  Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The leaf was die cut in the upper top of the card layer using the Leaflets Framelits Oak Leaf die.  The layer in between is Tangerine Tango pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.



My husband choose the sentiment and it was stamped in Dapper Denim using the stamp from Tin of Cards Stamp Set.  The ribbon is Dapper Denim in the 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon and adhered using SNAIL with a small snippet tied in a one knot on the left side.  The little embellishment on the upper left side are Dapper Denim Enamel dots from the 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes Collection.


My husband choose not to have anything adorning the inside. He wanted lots of room to write his own note.  The layers are the Dapper Denim Card Base with Tangerine Tango next and top layer is Very Vanilla Card Stock.  All adhered using SNAIL adhesive.


Here are the products that I used in this project:
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Stampin’ Up! Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP and Rose Wonder Thoughtful Card

Rich, elegant, lush, wonderful adjectives describing Rich Razzleberry Card Stock.  This card base is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock layered with Petals & Paisleys Speciality Designer Series Paper in coordinating patterns.  The seam is covered with Delightful Dijon 3/8″ Ribbon (from the Trio set in the Holiday Catalog).   A small piece of the Delightful Dijon Ribbon tied in a single knot on the lower edge.


The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzelberry Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock using a stamp from the Rose Wonder  Stamp Set.  It is then die cut using Layering Squares Framelits in a size that fits the sentiment.  Then layered with the next size up die in Delightful Dijon.  These layers were adhered using SNAIL adhesive and then adhered to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Two enamel dots from the Brights Enamel Shapes applied to the lower bottom of the sentiment.


The inside of the card is finished by adhering a layer of  Petals & Paisleys Speciality DSP using SNAIL adhesive.  The decorative marks on the left upper and right lower corners is from the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink.


Here are the products I used in this card:
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