Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Simon Says Stamp November 2015 Card Kit

Love, love, love the card kits I receive every month from Simon Says Stamp. It's a box full of goodies for a really great price.  November's Kit did not disappoint me one bit. I made this card for my husband in minutes. The kit includes an envelope full of 44 embellishments from the Pebbles Harvest Collection, amongst many other items. I used the pie and wood board on this card from that embellishment package along with the card stock, patterned paper, and stamp set from the kit. The patterned paper tablecloth look was the perfect match for my apple pie!
Happy fall and happy stamping! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Warm Wishes

TTo the right here . . . not a nice picture!  That was the view out my dining room window Sunday morning. Snow? Mid-October . . . really? I can't complain too much. It was gone by lunch and today it's sunny and in the 60's. Now that's more like it!

It seemed like the appropriate time to make a "Warm Wishes" card, don't you think? LOL! I combined Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn stamps. I think both companies make really cute and simple styles of stamps, which makes it easier to create a card. I never seem at a loss of what to create when I pick up these brands.

Warm Wishes Card Supplies:

Stamps: Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas,
              Lawn Fawn Argyle Backdrops

Stampin Up Ink:  Soft Sky, Night of Navy,
                            Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black

Stampin Up Cardstock: Soft Sky, Whisper White

Other:  Simon Says Stamp Moonshine Sequins,
            Doodlebug Bubble Blue Twine

Warm Wishes and happy stamping!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Scribble Roses - MFT

Unfortunately, I needed to attend a viewing today for someone who had passed. It really doesn't matter how well or little I know the person . . . I always get tears in my eyes just walking into a funeral home. No fun, right?!

This sympathy card has no stamping on it at all!  When I need a quick card, dies are my friends!  I used from My Favorite Things the Scribble Roses dies, and from Simon Says Stamp the with Sympathy dies. I love to use black and white for wedding and sympathy cards. It looks clean and classic. 

Have a great day and happy stamping!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Card Made Simple

In my last post, I indicated I made a purchase from a company I never ordered from before. The company is called Reverse Confetti and I love it! I purchased this darling little Double Scallop Garland Confetti Cuts die and couldn't be happier with the results. I'm going to be using this for birthday cards, Christmas, baby cards . . . anything really festive. Love it!  I can tell you that the item arrived quickly and packaged well. I highly recommend Reverse Confetti products and will be ordering again from them.
"Happy Halloween" Card Supplies:
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Reverse Confetti Dies: Double Scallop Garland
Other: Doodlebug stickers (happy halloween), Recollections Enamel Dot Stickers
October is here!  I am a big fan of the fall season. How about you?
Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Flowery Thank You

Love those big flower stamps and coordinating punches/dies many of the companies out there are selling? What a bold embellishment they can be. 

I used Stampin' Up! products from this past year Spring Occasions Catalog to create this card. 

Card Supplies - Thank you for your kindness:
Stamp Sets: Stampin Up - Petal Potpourri (retired - but still sold on ebay), Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Greetings 
SU! Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
SU! Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
SU! Patterned Paper: Something Borrowed (retired)
SU! Punches: Flower Medallion, Ribbon Border (retired)
Other: Pearls, pop dots

I embellished the flower with a few pearls just to add a little more elegance. You can find all different size pearls at your local craft store. I like to keep a stock of these on-hand. I will tell you though that Stampin Up has a sale this week on the perfect set of pearls in ever size for just $3.75. Click HERE to view!

I made a purchase this week from a stamp company I never ordered from before! They recently had a release of new products and one particular product just put me over the edge. LOL!  Stay tuned . . . I will share my purchase with you once it arrives!

Happy stamping! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nature Walk

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I've been MIA since July . . . and I apologize for the break in posts. Life happens sometimes, but the important thing is I'm back and ready to make some cards!!!!
There have been a bunch of product releases lately . . . Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, Stampin Up, etc. I'm holding back from ordering, but not for long! I'm on a mission to use up what I have or donate it, which brings me to today's card. I'm not even going to include a product list because the paper, ribbon, and stamp set are all retired from Stampin Up. I cannot even recall what the name of the patterned paper is. That's how old it is!  The stamp set is called Nature Walk and I found some sets HERE on ebay if you are really interested.
It's a simple card and I hope it inspires you to use up some older papers you've been holding on to. I purposely didn't stamp any sentiment on the front of the card. I just want to keep this one handy for a last minute occasion. I can easily stamp a sympathy, birthday, or get well message on the inside and ship it off. I don't create well under pressure, so having a supply of pre-made cards is essential for me. You realize . . . once you start sending handmade cards, everyone expects handmade from you. It's fun to have your own niche in life, isn't it?
Happy September and happy stamping!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

you are all i knead

I am better known for my baking rather than my cooking. Although my family tells me I'm a great cook, I just don't enjoy it as much as baking.  My specialty is cookies!  At Christmas time, I make way more than we can ever eat . . . but give plenty away for others to enjoy.

Whenever my husband travels again, he'll be getting this little card in his bag. Can you guess the product line? Lawn Fawn it is!  One of my favs.  The stamp set is called Baked With Love. What's not to love about this little set? Along with all the adorable baking themed images, it includes the sayings "baked with love", "have a sweet birthday", and "you are all i knead". I am just imagining many cute cards with this set. 

I used Stampin Up markers and Watercolor Pencils to color in the images. I'm not sure if I like the combination, What do you think? I typically use either all markers or all pencils on a card to make it uniform. Thought I would get crazy and mix it up a little. LOL! :)

Card Supplies - you are all i knead:
Lawn Fawn Stamps: Baked With Love
SU! Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Going Gray
SU! Cardstock: Whisper White
Lawn Fawn Patterned Paper: Let's Polka, Mon Amie
Simon Says Stamp Die: Stitched Rectangles
Other: WaterColor Pencils, Stampin Up Blender Pens, Pop Dots

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit

It's not too late to get your hands on this bright, fun, summery June Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. It's the only card kit subscription I subscribe to and let me tell you what a great value it is!  Look at all I received with the June kit:
So many goodies in this kit. I especially love the "Smile" die which I'll show you in another post. I'm making lots of cards for this summer with this kit. The colors and fun patterned papers are sure to brighten anyone's day!
you're so cool Card Supplies:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp "Happy and Smile" & "Ice Cream Dream"
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Simon Says Stamp Island Blue ink
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Island Blue and 120# White
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug "Sunkissed"
Other: Little B Rainbow Washi Tape, Epoxy shaped sticker from Doodlebug "Summer Shapes"
Have a great day and happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Happy Thoughts

My husband sometimes has to travel without me, so I like to tuck in his bag some cards to open each day we are apart. So sappy, right?!  This design could be used for a wedding, anniversary, Valentine, etc. I hope you like it!
Happy Thoughts Card Supplies - All Supplies from Stampin Up:
Stamps: Field Flowers (retired, but can be found on Ebay) 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Marina Mist
Punch: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 1" Circle Punch
Tools: Paper Piercing
Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sunflower Card

Yikes!  Time flies. My son sprained his foot, and well let me say . . . it can't heal up fast enough. He made it through two football seasons with no injuries and then got hurt in a playground. Go figure!
I haven't had a lot of time to craft lately, but I'll get back in the swing of things here. I'm in the mood for some bright summery cards like this one. I just love that Sunflower die from My Favorite Things!
Card Supplies - thinking of you:
SU! Ink: Basic Black
SU! Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pebbles Rub-Ons
Lots of new products have hit the market recently. . .
 - Lawn Fawn has some adorable new stamps sets out . . . watch my blog for a Fintastic post. 
 - My Favorite Things recently had a release of new products too.
 - Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit arrived in my mail this week. Very bright and summer looking! 
Enjoy the warm weather and happy stamping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching!  If you are running out of time to make a card, I'm hoping something simple like the card pictured above inspires you. I love embossing folders and have a ton of them.   I think they do all the work for you.
For this card, I embossed about 3/4 of the card with the new Stampin' Up! Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder. I punched out a bunch of little flowers in various shades of pink and overlapped them to hide the break in the paper from the smooth to the embossed portion. I added some tiny pearls to the centers that were visible and stamped my sentiment. Easy!
thankful for you card supplies - all from Stampin Up:
Stamps: Sheltering Tree
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tools: Petite Petals Punch, Boho Blossoms (retired), Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels
Have a wonderful Mother's Day and happy stamping!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Baseball Themed Birthday Card

My nephew turns 13 tomorrow!  His name is Ryan, and he is a very smart young man. In addition to being an "A" student, his love is baseball. Think I hit a "home run" with this card? 
It's a lot easier to create than it looks!  I took a dinner plate and traced with a blue marker the curve of the ball. Then I punched out a bunch of chevron's from the Stampin' Up! Chevron Punch and glued those in place. Lastly, I took my paper piercer and pierced along the curved line on both sides. That's it!
Baseball Birthday Card Supplies:
Cardstock: SU! Night of Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: SU! Night of Navy Daffodil Delight
Punch: SU! Chevron Punch
Die: SU! Stars Framelits Dies
Other: Recollections star jewel
Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping!

Friday, April 24, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Ever participate in a sketch challenge? It's super fun and most challenges give away a prize to one lucky winner.  It's a great way to get some inspiration too.

This week I decided to play along with My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge 225. Wanna play along with me? The sketch is really fun and I hope it did it justice with my creation.  

All the supplies I used are from My Favorite Things:

Card Stock: Black Licorice, Sweet Tooth, Bubblegum
Stamps: LJD Hearts & Stitches, DC Happy Everything
Ink: Black Licorice
Dies: Happy Duo
Other: Princess Sequins Kit

I'd love you hear what challenges you may participate in!  Leave me a comment or drop me an e-mail with your favorite. I'll list them out in a future post.

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Painted Petals

I jinxed myself after that last post . . . I came down with a terrible cold over the weekend. Perhaps I should send myself that card? Lol.
I am hoping that you are thinking I painted the pretty flowers on front of this card? I'd love to say I did, but I didn't. There is a lovely new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Painted Petals. It's gorgeous! You can achieve that painted look with each and every stamp in the set. I love it! For the background, I cheated a little and used the coordinating Designer Series Paper called Painted Blooms.  Did you ever buy scrapbook paper that is so pretty you don't want to use it? That is me with this paper. This paper you could frame!  The opened, but unused packet has been sitting on my desk for quite sometime. I just had to break into it.
All the supplies to create this card are from Stampin' Up!  If you don't know or have a demonstrator to order from, no worries!  My sidebar to your right, under Tiffany's Favorites, includes a link to my friend and demonstrator, Lisa Wertz. She would be happy to help you place an order. 
You are Amazingly Amazing Card Supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Painted Petals
Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point

Happy stamping!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Get Well Soon

You can never plan for a Get Well card like you can a birthday card. If you need to throw one together fast . . . try grabbing a border die like the Memory Box Piestra Tile Craft Die, cut out design on white cardstock and layer it on a brightly colored card. Stamp your well wishes and add some sequins or enamel dots and you're done! Simple, clean, and easy.  I love that!
Get Well Soon Card Supplies:
Stampin Up Stamps: Sincere Salutations (retired - can be found on Etsy and Ebay)
Memory Box Die: Piestra Tile
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black
Other: Doodlebug Sprinkles

Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Out on a Limb

My mother is happily retired, but you wouldn't think so with the type of schedule she keeps!  I'm totally jealous. She does manage to help me out from time to time by having us over for dinner and watching her Grandson when we need a sitter. I asked her to make my birthday dinner a few weeks ago and without hesitation she happily agreed to cook my favorite meal. I'm sending her this card just to thank her for all she's done.
Out on a Limb Card Supplies:
MFT Stamps & Dies: Out on a Limb
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stampin Up Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Wild Wasabi
When I finished this card, I thought it would make a good teacher card too!  We are anxiously waiting for this school year to come to an end. It's been a rough one! Warm weather, sunshine, and no homework sounds really great right now!  
Have a great day and happy stamping!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Happy Birthday Card . . . Made Easy!

Too much to do, so little time!  I often find myself saying that. You too?  I am quick to buy any card making products, particularly dies, that do all the work for me. The Happy Birthday Background die, from Memory Box, can give you a gorgeous handmade birthday card in no time!  I ran it twice through my Big Shot . . . once with the gray card stock and a second time with yellow. I layered the gray piece on a white card, popped in the yellow letters for "Happy Birthday", and added a cute Gerbera Daisy from MFT. Ta da!  Done!

Here is a little peek on the side as to what I put in the inside. Just keeping it simple, but pretty!  It is finally Spring you know!!!!! Whohoo!

Happy Birthday Card Supplies:
Dies: Memory Box Happy Birthday Background, MFT Gerbera Daisy
Stamps: Hero Arts May your Birthday be as Special as you are!
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Garden Green
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black

Happy Spring and happy stamping!

Monday, March 16, 2015

just a NOTE

At the Office?  Need some Office Supplies? Well then, My Favorite Things will help you get the job done!  I'm sounding like an advertisement, but honestly I am in no way employed by MFT. I would love to be though!

I do work at an office Monday-Friday and thought this set would be perfect for making cards for my co-workers. I just adore the little clipboard you can assemble. I put pop-dots high up on the clip die-cut and then glued the very bottom down to make it dimensional. There are all kinds of sayings included in this set just perfect for the office. I think teachers could make good use of this as well!
just a NOTE Card Supplies:
My Favorite Things Stamps & Dies: At the Office, Office Supplies, Linen Background, Notebook Paper Background
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Basic Gray
Stampin Up Ink: Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Basic Black
Stampin Up Punch: Spiral Border
Other: Stampin Up Dimensionals
Enjoy your day and happy stamping!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hello Sunshine

Hello my favorite blog readers!
A friend of mine recently had surgery. I've known her for about 20 years. I met her at work and just loved her personality. She is one of those people that tells it like it is.  You never have to wonder what she is thinking, because she'll tell you! When she would come into work and look in a not so good of a mood, I'd smile and say "hello sunshine". Although she didn't show it . . . I think she loved it! She never said anything and sometimes would smile back at me.  Years later . . . like maybe 5 years ago, she told me her Dad use to call her that. I was delighted to hear it was a fond memory for her and not something totally annoying.
Her surgery went well, and she is recovering now. I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her. So how perfect is the Lawn Fawn hello sunshine stamp set? PERFECTION all around! And of course, there are coordinating dies. I kept it simple and sponged Tim Holtz Distress Ink for a soft sky background that fades down to the sentiment. It's hard to tell in the picture, but I added a little glossy accents to the heart to shine and raise it off the card a little.
hello sunshine Card Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stamps & Dies: hello sunshine
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peacock Feathers
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
Have sunshine filled day and happy stamping!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Feel Better Soon

We all need a little TLC sometimes! My absolute favorite set to make "Get Well" cards with is On the Mend from Lawn Fawn. I paired it up with their Chit Chat set for the sentiment.  Forgot to mention ... polka dot cards are from Lawn Fawn too!  Cuteness all around. 

Feel Better Soon Card Supplies:
Lawn Fawn Stamps: On the Mend, Chit Chat
Lawn Fawn Notecard: Freshly Cut Grass
Stampin Up Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Basic Gray
Simon Says Stamp Die: Stitched Squares
Stampin Up ribbon: Pumpkin Pie

Stay warm and healthy during these last few months of winter.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wow! We are having a crazy blizzard of snow this Valentine's Day. Nice day to kick back, do some baking, and crafting!
I made all my Valentine's this year and made each one different. I just love using dies and have become addicted to them. My collection is getting out of hand! I've started organizing them and I will share that in a post when I'm done.
So this Valentine requires no stamping!  How about it?!  Dies can do all the work for you when you don't feel like getting your fingers inky.
Love You Card Supplies:
Stampin Up Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Patterned Paper: the Paper Studio B&W Doodle Hearts
My Favorite Things Dies: Heart Full of Love, Lots of Love
Tools: EK Success Heart Punch

Enjoy your Valentine's Day and happy stamping!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cool Dudes

Greeting friends!  I hope you are keeping warm during this winter season.
My boys took their first weekend ski trip a few weeks ago. I packed them up with plenty of snacks  . . . or should I say junk food . . . and made them some cards to open at night before bed.  This was one of the cards I sent along with them. I just adore that little snowman!
I used one of the new stamp sets from Paper Smooches called Cool Dudes. It's just darling and perfect for winter themed cards. I had so much fun putting together this little happy looking winter card.
Too add some little special touches to the card, I used some glittery sticker dots by docrafts to add some falling snow to the background. I stamped the little snowflakes using the same ink color as the paper. I also added Crystal Effects from Stampin Up to shine up the heart.

i love u this much Card Supplies:
Paper Smooches Stamps: Cool Dudes, Freezy Fellas
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Marina Mist
Stampin Up Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie, Marina Mist
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders, Paper Smooches Cool Dudes
Other Supplies: Stampin Up Crystal Effects, docrafts Glitterations white dots

Have a great weekend and happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Game On

Happy New Year!  Can you believe it's already a week into January???
We had a great Christmas and as for New Year's . . . let's just say I kept my tradition of falling asleep just before the ball drops. It seems no matter how hard I try, I just can't make it.
December is always exceptionally busy. Not only do I have the holidays to prepare for, but it's Brandon's birthday too!  He turned 9 this year. The card pictured above will give you an idea as to what 9 year old boys are into . . . video games! Thankfully, he has a good balance between that and the sports he participates in.
He was very surprised by the card I made him. He told me this was the best card I ever made! I believe I got tears in my eyes. When a handmade card touches someone like that, it's the best feeling.
Happy Birthday Card Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Paper Co Game On
Stampin Up Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Dies: Simon Says Stamp Happy Birthday
 Happy Stamping!