Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Another Botanical Card!

Another Botanical Card!

One of the nice bonuses to Stampin' Up designer paper is the fact it is double sided.  To take advantage of this I created this card with a fun fold to show off the other side of the paper.

Below is a list of the ingredients to make this card along with step by step and a video.  I think you get such a great bang for you buck on the Botanical Builder bundle.  It is item # 140819 and a total of $51.75.  The price also allows you to get a free item of your choice during Sale-A-Bration time!
So you can really maximize that $.

Hope you enjoy this card!

Botanical Gardens Cardstock Pack
Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
Botanical Die + Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock
Triple Banner Punch
Botanical Gardens Velum Stack
Perfect Pairings stamp set
Crystal Effects
Hello Honey Stamp Pad
 *Sale-A-Bration item, free with a $50 purchase.

Card Base: Hello Honey (8 ½ x 11 cut in half)
Botanical DSP cut to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8”
Velum cut to 3 X 3 squares
Whisper White cut to 1 ½ x 5” then use triple banner punch to notch one end.

1.       Stamp Happy Day from the Perfect Pairings stamp set in Hello Honey on bottom edge of whisper white tag.
2.       Cut flower using Bigshot from the Cajun Craze card stock and one flower using hello honey cardstock.  Glue these together.
3.       Blue square of velum in the top right of card front.
4.       Place whisper white tag about ½” from the top lining the right edges up with the edge of card.
5.       Using bone folder score the top right corner of the DSP and secure using glue.  Place this on card front take care to make sure not to cover up the  “Happy Day” saying.
6.       Secure flower at corner of DSP card stock.

Monday, January 25, 2016



I love seeing colors used together that I wouldn't normally put together myself.  The Botanical Designer Paper in the new Occasions Catalog does just that. Below you will find one card my club did using this stamp set and matching designer paper.  The Botanical line combines one of my favorite greens Mossy Meadow (the other fav is Wild Wasabi), Hello Honey and an unexpected Cajun Craze.  I hadn't really looked at this color much until now.  Feel free to message me and I can pull together a kit for you to make this card!

Soft Suede Card Stock
Mossy Meadow Card Stock
Botanical Die + Stamp Set
Whisper White Card Stock (Spare piece)
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Large Oval Punch
Linen Thread
Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set (sentiment)
Mossy Meadow Stamp Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Card Base:  one half of 8 ½ x 11” soft suede
Mossy Meadow card stock: one piece cut to 4 7/8 X 3 5/8, another cut 1 ½” x 4” then trip ends using tag punch.
Oval from whisper white card stock
Botanical DSP cut 1 4 ¾ x 3 ½”
1.       Using Mossy Meadow Stamp Pad stamp the               leaf center onto the corresponding leaves. 
2.       Using the Tuxedo Black pad stamp the center of the flowers using the corresponding stamps.           
3.       Glue Botanical DSP onto Mossy Meadow card stock to form base of card.
4.       Using Mossy Meadow ink stamp sentiment from Sprinkles of Life onto whisper white oval.
5.       Wrap linen thread around mossy meadow tag and secure using glue.
6.       Glue oval onto tag
7.       Glue Mossy Meadow & DSP onto card front.
8.       Glue tag at the center of the Botanical DSP and glue onto card.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year I am so very thankful, truly blessed and daily strive for an attitude of gratefulness.

At church a few weeks ago the pastor started out saying that gratefulness leads to grace.  It started me thinking and pondering on the old thought that it all starts with the heart.  I used to roll my eyes at that phrase.  What absolutely crockery I used to think.  However it really and truly does start with the heart.  When your heart is filled with gratitude it cannot help but offer grace to those around you.  It knows no other way.  
So this Thanksgiving I am praying that we all have a heart that is so full of gratitude grace abounds and overflows.  If we all extend grace towards each other, well, just sit a few minutes and picture that.  I dare you not to have a smile on your face when you do!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The sale continues!  Check out the link to my store on the right hand side.  Please contact me if there is any help I can give.  If there is a stamp set you are interested in I can create a kit surrounding that to help you jump start the creative process!

Free Shipping Offer!

Send me your order and I will ship your items to you for free!  This offer ends tomorrow at close of business (5pm CST).  If you are located here in Brentwood TN I will personally deliver your items to your door!

There are lots of great deals to be had, here are a few of my favorite pics:
  Was $18 now $9.00 Item#137414
 Was $6 no $3.60 Item#132708
 Was $40 now $28.00 Item #137547
 Was $15 now $12.00 Item #140594
Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set

These are just a few of the items.  Make sure you check out the others that are up to 50% off!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Just in time for some holiday shopping!

Stampin' Up is offering up to 50% select items from November 23 - 30!  There will also be two flash sales so make sure you check back here for details and specials offered only by me.  

HINT: Share this link with anyone shopping for you (example: the hubster) after you share your wish list with me!  Just contact me via email and include item numbers/wish list!  I will keep a record of it and can help anyone shop for you.  I can put together kits, stocking stuffers, etc . . . .

There will be special bundles offered to maximize your dollar!!!!

Check back every day during the sale for special offers that only I can offer you! :-)

Happy shopping everyone!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November Club Cards!

Our Cards:

The November class met last week and we made 4 different cards.  I am trying to get better at selecting cards that don't keep us up to midnight.  As you can imagine this is not an easy task.  So many cards so little time!

Here are the four we made.  I am hoping to get some videos up on how I made each one over the next week so stay tuned!