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Summer Mini – A Little Bit Of Magic & Elements Of Style

I used a stamp set A Little Bit Of Magic from the Stampin’ Up! Summer Mini Catalog.

A Little Bit Of Magic


Summer Mini Catalog #120033
















 Cardstock used is crushed curry, lavender lace, old olive and  naturals white .

The image was colored with  Stampin’ Up Classic inks, in the same colors as the cardstock. Using the aqua painter .

 I distressed the edges of the two layers using the Stampin’ Up! cutter kit.

And the background was embossed with the Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Flowers

The next card didn’t turn out so well. I tried something different . I used the top note die to make this card. Attaching two of the die cuts using glossy white paper. I used the brayer on the tope note die with Bashful blue and Always artichoke classic ink. Right away after I did that. I used my spray bottle and spritzed some water onto the top note. Using the flowers from the Elements Of Style stamp set. I stamped the image and colored it in with the aqua painter. Using Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery and Rose red.

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Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Stamping 411 Sketch 136

Here is the sketch for Stamping 411’s Saturday sketch.
And here is the extra simple card I made using  the Sweet Pea DSP, And the  extra large two-step bird punch, scallop trim border punch , two brads and three dew drops ( thank you Kathy!)  the dew drops look darker in the picture than they are. I do not know why.  I added a few of the branches layered them on top of one another for dimension. This was a quick and easy card to make.
Thanks for looking!

SSC133 Sweet Friend

Here is another terrific sketch provided by Stamping411  It really is a nice and simple sketch which made  it easy peasy to put this card together.

 I love the sketches they provide. 

The Operators make some fantastic cards and Scrapbook layouts.  Just click on the card sketch to see all the talent this week.

SSC 133

Products used:

With All My Heart stamp set
Crazy For Cupcakes stamp set
Stampin’ Up! embosslits die Heart Of Hearts
Pinking Hearts Border Punch
Sending Love Specialty Paper 
3/4″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon ( turned around so the polka dots aren’t showing )
I cut the pink glittery flower out of the DSP Love how that paper sparkles and shimmers.
Thanks for looking!

Lovely As A Tree,Wandering Words And Some Mojo Monday

Mojo Monday sketches are always a treat! This week I made a 5 x 5 card . As usual the gorgeous glitter isn’t showing up too well . I love how it sparkles.

For sketch 115 I used Wandering Words and Lovely As A Tree  Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.

Mojo Monday 115

Thanks for looking !


Mojo Monday Week 113

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch for week 113

Mojo Monday 113









And Here is the card I came up with. For some reason the  White Kraft ink did not show up in true color on the picture. In real life it all matches. Oh well . . .  Here is what I did for the sketch.

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Mojo Monday

Snow Swirled Mojo Monday









Stamp Sets Used:

Stampin’ Up! SnowSwirled #111690

Stampin’ Up! Four The Holidays #116921
Cardstock : Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 
Specialty Designer Series Paper: Night & Day Specialty
I used some tiny pearls on the tree. And three medium size pearls along the side . Added  another pearl on the snowflake. Then finished it up with some sheer white ribbon   for the bow.
And if you know me… I just had to add some glitter. I add that whenever and where ever possible. Love Glitter. I put some on the single snowflake.
As always . .  It was a fun sketch.
Thanks for looking .

Embossed Cupcake


Thanks to our Embossing Queen Heidi . I’m giving it a go myself. This is only my second try with the lasting impressions. Heidi was so generous and gave me some of her lasting impressions scraps and a template ( the cupcake I used here ) I’m still in the practicing stage, And having fun with it. I purchased the  Stampin Up Empressor Stylus . And whoa . .  That sure makes a world of difference. It’s much easier to emboss and the embossing looks so much better than when I tried it with the regular  stylus.

I’ll never be like Our Embossing Queen . But I’m going to have fun trying! Thanks for all your help Heidi!!

Card stock Stampin Up Riding Hood Red, Candy Lane paper, Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon and some brads. For the cupcake I used the lasting impressions paper from Heidi so I don’t know the name of them.

It’s a beautiful day here . . so I’m going back outside to play in the dirt!! Thanks for looking and I hope everyone is having a beautiful day as well!




Pun Fun Friendship / Thank You Card


still playing with Pun Fun ( Stampin Up Stamp Set ) I used Stampin Up Rose Red and the rest of the paper came out of my scrap drawer once again.  I used the cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder and some primas. I’m loving this rubber stamp set. The stamps work for many occassions.