Sunday, April 11, 2010


I love the colors on this card! Everything is from Stampin' Up! Olive green which has quickly become a favorite of mine, Rich Razzleberry and pink pirouette. The stamp set Vague Vintage was not a set I immediately thought I wanted. Then I started to see cards with it and liked it, bought it and now love it!

The really neat part of this card is the flower. My friend told me about the technique and I could not wait to try it. It really is quite simple, but looks dramatic. I used my flower punch and punched out 3 Rich Razzleberry Flowers and one in Old Olive. I took the Razzleberry flowers and crumpled them up really good. Then I carefully pulled apart the 2 layers of paper. The inside is suede - like. I turned rough side up and put the old olive on the bottem, used a cute pink brad in the center and fanned out the razzleberry paper. If the flower flattens out, all you need to do is rough it up a little. So cute and so easy!

For the rest of the card, I used the vine image in the set to make a design on the old olive card base. And on my white cardstock, I sponged the sides with old olive to make it more antique looking and less "in your face" white. I really enjoy playing with this set and look forward to making more cards for my friends.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I decided to post this card today because last night I had a Pampered Chef show and served Margarita's to my guests! I love margaritas and I have not had one in months. They were so yummy. I had several!

All materials for this card are Stampin' Up! The layout was from Taylored Expressions.
I stamped the image and sentiment with Tempting Turquoise and colored the image with my stampin write markers. Then I used crystal effects on my "glassware" to give it shine. Thainking about it now, it would have been really cute to "pop up" the umbrella by cutting out a second one and placing it on a piece of a dimensional. Oh, well. Next time. I always come up with new ideas from cards that I have made previously.

Well we are aiming to have a beautiful sunny weekend here in Massachusetts and I am hoping to enjoy it as well as get some crafting done. Hope you all enjoy your weekend too.


Friday, April 2, 2010


Can it really be April already? This year is flying by. I have been so busy with work and family that I have not been doing much stamping. I did however participate in LGH's spring craft fair. Of course I crammed for 2 weeks to get ready. It wasn't as busy as the fall fair, but was a good day. And since my little Lily had no school that day, she came and helped me out. It gave me a chance to make some spring time cards, use brighter colors and new stamps! :)

I am sooooo happy to see the sun today after all the rain we have had. I am hoping the ground dries up some so the kids can Easter hunt outside. I am really hoping that it dries alot for those unfortunate people in southern New England whose homes flooded! Thankfully we only got a few inches in our basement and I only lost a small amount of my craft supplies, mostly old paper.

Well, have a Happy Easter and enjoy the warm and sun!