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Painted Glass Birthday

Hi Stampers,

This week I want to showcase the Painted Glass bundle. I got carried away with last week's bundle of Animal Outing but hopefully I can get back on track. I haven't stamped regularly in a couple of months so this feels so good!!! It is so relaxing!! Do others feel the same?

Painted glass

When I saw this set at OnStage, this was the first bundle that went on my shopping list. I think it is so delicate, intricate and just beautiful. The font used on the sentiments is Old Century Gothic. I was itching to use some more new colors-Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. This card turned out better than I had imagined. After heat embossing with white embossing powder, I used a sponge dauber in Gorgeous Grape for the center and placed a little basic jewel in the center. I also used the new ribbon Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. Love it!!!





This bundle makes beautiful cards!!! If you like to color, this has beautiful 6 x 6 designer vellum which are gorgeous when colored with the new Blends!!!


Make sure to add this bundle to your shopping cart today!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Animal Outing Cage

Hi Stampers,

Back with one more card from the Animal Outing bundle. I have really enjoyed playing with this set. It is a must have in my book!!! I used the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners and the leaves are from the Painted Harvest set. I also used the new embossing folder Climbing Vine. It went with this card so well.




I hope I have inspired you in some way. Make sure you add this bundle to your shopping bag today!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Animal Outing You Rock!!!

Hi Stampers,

TGIF!!! At least I think so!!! I get every weekend off from work and this weekend we don't have any plans!!! I get to play this weekend and I am SOOOOO looking forward to it. Today's card is a little twist on the Animal Outing set. Instead of an animal stamp or die cut, I used the thinlit die from the set and die cut several of these out of the neutral browns and painstakingly placed inside the die cut to resemble a pebble stone walkway. I used the alphabet stamp set from the Pick A Pennant stamp set. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment inside from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set (not pictured). I think this makes a great masculine card.


I hope this gives you some inspiration to come up with your own ideas/twists. This bundle is a MUST have in my opinion. Make sure you place it in your shopping bag today!!!

Happy shopping!!!


The Fighting Irish

Hi Stampers,

My nephew Christopher's birthday is today. He and his wife, Heather, have 3 of the prettiest little girls and are currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I think he is the biggest Notre Dame fan there is so I had to find a way to get this on a card. Well, I found these beverage napkins on Amazon and I made a napkin card. I still had the Sizzix adhesive sheets, heat and stick powder and the Irisidecent Powder in my stash. Imagine that?!!! My card is a 5 x 5 so I could make more out of the napkin. I used our Gold Foil cardstock as a layer to give more stability to the card. I also had retired In Color Envelope Paper in my stash to make a Cucumber Crush envelope with the envelope punch board!!!




Napkin Card Instructions:

 1.  Cut your card's top layer. Cut the same size of a piece of Sizzix Multipurpose Adhesive sheets. Peel off one of the layers of the adhesive sheet and adhere the card layer to this.

2 . Take the napkin and GENTLY pull the 2 layers apart. Cut around the area of the napkin you intend to use on your card.

3. Peel the last adhesive cover off.

4. Place the napkin on this and smooth out all wrinkles.

5. Take VersaMark and press all over the napkin.

6. Sprinkle Heat and Stick Powder all over this, covering completely. Shake off excess.

7.  Emboss with heat gun.

8. Sprinkle Irridescent Ice all over this portion. Shake off excess.

9. Emboss with heat gun.

10. Apply this card layer on your card.

I hope you give this a try. I have found this is a great technique for creating favorite team sports cards for your sports enthusiast who has everything.

Thanks for stopping!!

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #268-Party Pandas


Hi Stampers,

Back again with another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. The colors of this week's Color My World challenge are so summery and warm. It gives a little reprieve to 15 degrees and 6 inches of snow. Of course, it is winter. And Michigan. 

For this weeks challenge I had to use my SAB set Party Pandas stamp set. This little guy is so cute!!! and one of your choices you can get FREE with an order of $50 or more (before shipping and handling) It doesn't get much better than that now does it?


This set is perfect for birthday cards, Valentine's, a little hello card.......You get the picture.



If you would like to recreate this card, go to my website and place your $50 order (before shipping and handling) and choose the Party Pandas Stamp set for your Sale-A-Bration freebie.

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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #267-Birthday Wit


Well, welcome back to me!!! I didn't post at all the whole month of January!!! Unfortunately, time does not stand still. I needed a rest to just breathe after the holidays. So lets fast forward to this week's DOStamper Stars challenge---sketch pad #267.

This sketch is great, it came together very fast for me as I needed a card for our eldest grandson's birthday. He is turning 18!!!! I'm just completely speechless. I thought our children grew up fast. Add the grandchildren and POUF!!!! Connor has turned into an amazing, loving, kindhearted young man and we couldn't be any prouder. He is on the wrestling team and loves it. So, yes, I did cheat because I used my Cricut. Does it count though I used the medal from the World's Best Trophy set and the sentiment from the Birthday Wit stamp set?


The Pacific Point ribbon trim is perfect for this card!!!





Happy 15th Birthday Logan!!!

Hi Stampers,

Recently we just celebrated our grandson Logan's 15th birthday. He is so sports oriented and HIGHLY competitive. It was only fitting to make him a basketball shoe card for his birthday. We are so proud of him---he is only a freshman and he and his best friend made the Varsity team!!!! WOOHOO!!! I think it helps that he not only loves the game but is also 6'4"!!! LOL He is #40!!!





I used the World's Best Trophy on the circle and Labeler Alphabet stamp set.


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Window Flip Card with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

Yes, I reached for my Painted Harvest stamp set AGAIN!!! LOL This time I actually made a sunflower with it and used the Window Flip Card Technique. The sentiments I used are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.


I used the new Everyday Label  punch and attached a scrap piece of cardstock to the piece I punched out back  into the punch to make it smaller.

This is the inside of the card:


This is the backside of the card:


The card standing upright:


Window Flip Card Instructions:

There are three main pieces of cardstock on this card:

  • 4-1/4" x 5-3/8" Crushed Curry cardstock
  • 3-1/2" x 5-3/8" Whisper White cardstock
  • 3" x 11" Garden Green cardstock, scored at 5-1/2"

Make sure you use a strong adhesive like Fast Fuse or Sticky Strip to adhere the flap behind the card. I used the green tombow glue on mine.

Punch a 2" circle from the front of the Garden Green cardstock. I ran my through the Big Shot with the petal burst embosssing folder.

Be sure to add the Painted Harvest Bundle to your shopping bag!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Triple Time Stamping with Painted Harvest

Hi Stampers,

I used the triple time stamping technique with the new Painted Harvest stamp set. This time I stamped with colors of pink. For this card I used Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla cardstock. I used some retired ribbon in Rich Razzleberry. The sentiment is stamped with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I used the stitched oval framelits to cut out the sentiment.





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DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #232-Happy Celebrations


Hi Stampers,

What a colorful combo we have this week for our DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. I finally got to ink up a new set that was in the Occasions catalog and will be carried over to the new on June 1. I am always in need of birthday cards so that is what I went with.



You emboss first with the coordinating embossing folder and then stamp with the inks. They emboss quite deep. I noticed I did use a little too much pressure on my stamps and the ink got inside the grooves of the debossed area. Oh well. I'm still happy with it.

Don't forget you only have 6 more days to order from the Occasions catalog!!! Place your order now!!!

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