Saturday, March 16, 2013


My upline's, Chrystal's, six year old daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is currently undergoing treatments.  I wanted to create a card that would make her smile and hopefully let her know that others are wishing her the best.  Chrystal told me that her daughter loved the card.  She's such a little trooper.

I love the little hearts stamp in the Oh Whale! stamp set.  I wanted to mimic the hearts somewhere else on the card, so I opted for the next to the smallest heart in the Hearts Collection Framlits as my choice.  I embellished my heart with the little flower in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack by punching several of them in Real Red.  I attached them together with glue dots and "smushed" them together to give the flower dimension.  I topped my flower off with a small pearl from the Pearl Basic Jewels.  I love those things and would hate to see Stampin' Up! retire them.

Do you want to know a secret?  I had a "I could have had a V8 moment" while creating my 3-D whale.  You see, I purchased the lovely matching Happy Whale Clearlits Die to pair with my Oh, Whale! stamp set.  Somehow I forgot about that!  I used my paper snips to cut out the second whale image.  Doh!!!  Am I the only one who does these things?  Please say I'm not.

I'll list the plethora of supplies that I used at the bottom of this post.  I still don't know how to stop the embellishment overload insanity!

Thanks for checking in with me today!  Enjoy your weekend!  Can you believe Easter is only two weeks away?  I'll spend my weekend working on my Easter dinner menu.

Card Recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.)

Stamps: Oh, Whale!
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White, Polka Dot Parade DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Black Staz-on
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Paper Piercer, 3/16" Brights Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels, Midnight Muse 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Circles #2 Originals die, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Hearts Collection Framelits, dimensionals, glue dots

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Welcome back to me!  It's been a very long time since I posted to my blog.  So much has taken place since last October.  I won't bog you down with the details right now as the details are pretty heavy.  However, I have recently started creating again and (gasp) I have even started to take and edit my own pictures for my blog.  It's not that I thought the Hubster was doing a bad job.  I just felt guilty asking him to take care of that for me when I should have been learning to do it for myself.  So, please hang in there with me as I learn the tips and tricks of photographing and editing my photos.  Okay, enough about me.   On with the card!

I recently purchased the Stampin' Up! Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit.  Awesome, I tell you!  This kit makes it so easy to design a 3-D flower in absolutely no time flat.  I love all the die cuts this kit offers.  I paired my flower up with some Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Summer Starfruit card stock.  I also used some Designer Series Paper to finish off the look.  What about you, are you loving the Summer Starfruit card stock?  Me, wellllllllllll......., I'm going to have to work with it a wee bit more.  I have to admit, I'm not loving it just yet.  I do love the Chevron Embossing Folder!  Can you believe this is the first time I broke it out?  Yep, I know, chevrons are so hot right now!  What was I waiting for?  I just inked up my brayer with Whisper White ink and ran it over the embossing folder, cranked it through the Big Shot with the lovely-ish Summer Starfruit c/s and voila` - a more defined pattern!  So, there you have it.  My first creation in what feels like a blue moon!  Hopefully, I can get my Mojo back on.

I do have some other projects to share with you in the very near future.  So, please check back with me.  Thanks for your patience with me during my monstrosity of a sabbatical.  See you soon!