Monthly Archives: June 2016

U R my Anchor


Today is a bittersweet day for our family.  My niece, Elizabeth, is being inducted into the 3rd Company at the United States Naval Academy class of 2020. I- day is the first day of her plebe summer and to honor the naval tradition, I am posting a nautical card featuring the Guy Greetings stamp set #138825 from Stampin Up. For the background paper I layered several pieces of the now retired Going Places DSP from Stampin Up. To complete the nautical look, I added a knot from twine.

Anchors Away Elizabeth!

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Everything will be all right


Today’s post is a sweet card using the bonus stampset -All About Everything as part of my Paper Pumpkin kit a few months back.  I randomly stamped the 2 step flowers to create the background for this card.  This technique requires just basic stamping skills and you can work up a finished card quickly.

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Enjoy a Cuppa


Today’s post features all things retired from Stampin Up except the Melon Mambo cardstock and ink.  The cardbase is textured with the large polka dot TIEF and then I added a layer of the Have a Cuppa DSP.  I stamped the sentiment from the Enjoy the Little Things stamp set and then punched it out using the 2.5 inch circle punch.  The sentiment piece was slightly tucked under the retro DSP and then the scalloped edged polka dot ribbon was added to hide the edge.

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Rose Garden Thanks


Adult coloring is all the rage right now and so I made my very own coloring sheet to make a card front. I used the masking technique to randomly stamp just the leaf from the Stampin Up Rose Wonder #140697 stamp set and then I just went to town coloring with my shades of green and filled it in with a blue and added a sentiment. This was a fun coloring project that was stress relief but I must say that this is not my best work.  I don’t like all the different shades but then again that’s art!

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Lots of Flowers


Today’s post is a simple post using the stamp from the Stampin UpMarch 2016 Pocketful of Cheer My Paper Pumkin kit.  I just randomly stamped the floral images and used the Wink of Stella pen to make them glimmer.  I added the 2 punched pieces with the sentiment was happy with the alternate way to use the Pocketful of Cheer stamp set

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Playful Pals



It’s the 25th of the month and it’s 6 months until Christmas so its a double reason to post a Christmas card.   The background DSP has been retired for a couple of years but is still one of my holiday favorites.  I made the igloo using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #138288 and then cut it out using the Oval framelits and the oval punches. For the adorable penguin, I used Playfuls Pals #14050 and the coordinating Pyramid Pals #140618 framelits.

The Playful Pals stamp set allows you time to play like Dr. Frankenstein and build your own creatures. But in this case, the lab is your home, the science is a stamp set, and the creatures are whimsical pets that will be adored by one and all. Combine images to make an elephant, chick, monkey, dog, frog, and pig. That’s just for starters—turn your imagination loose and see what else you can make.

This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

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Nature’s reflection


2016_06_24IMG_0239Cammie loves to create nature scenes and she has really put the Stampin Up An Open Heart (retired) stamp set to use and today’s card is no exception. The simple little bird and his reflection in the water make for a fantastic card for all occasions.

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More Painted Petals


I have been giving my retired products a real workout in anticipation of the new catalog items coming soon.  I used what I call the “magic” DSP to colorize the paper with Delightful Dijon ink and the buffed it to reveal the white embossed flowers.  The striped piece was stamped with the Brushstrokes #138952 background stamp.  For the focal panel, I pulled out the Painted Petals (retired) stamp set. Love all the layers work well together.

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Perfect Pear


Cammie is definitely a still life artist with today’s post. The pears are from the now retired Apple of My Eye stamp set from Stampin Up.  The pears are distressed using the Gorgeous Grunge #130514 stamp set to add just enough texture to bring the pears to life on the brayered counter top.


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Lovely Feathers


I have been busy using up retired product and bring new life to old stamps and today’s card is no exception.  I used the feather image from the now retired  Stampin Up Lovely Amazing You stamp set to randomly stamp the background.  I added a piece of the gold foil vellum to soften the background.  I added a strip of retired DSP and then added the sentiment and the cluster of feathers cut using the retired feathers framelits.


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