Category Archives: retirement

New Adventures

2018_05_15IMG_2693 When it comes to card making you can’t get much simpler than this card.  I simply matted a card from the Color Theory Memories and More card pack and added a piece of ribbon to make a quick and easy retirement card.

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Decisions Decisions

2018_02_03MG_0661 I really think this card is fantastic and really sums up a nice vacation away from the cold and snowy blistery winter we have had.  The background was textured using the ruffled Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder #143699 from Stampin Up.  For the main focal panel, Cammie used her brayering skills and the Touches of Texture #141934 stamp set to  dimension and character to her lovely beach scene. She added the realistic looking shells from the So Many Shells #143695 stamp set.  The Photographic-inspired shells make this card extraordinary.  The sentiment is from the now retired Beachy Little Christmas stamp set from Stampin Up.

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Just Beachy

2017_07_06IMG_0500 Today’s post is another all purpose card using the Stampin Up High Tide #143006 stamp set.  This card is gorgeous and one of Cammies exclusive brayered designs and a tribute card to her retirement in Galveston TX from Tulsa.  I think she will get used to her new way of life!

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Filed under Birthday, Cards, Father's Day, Friendship, retirement, Sympathy

Humming Birds

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Today’s post is another Stampin Up Picture Perfect #140520 card that features the Picture Perfect Stamp set in the Occasions catalog  The images in this set really come to life because of the 2 step stamping technique and then heat embossed to add more textureer. The swirls from the Everything Eleanor #131987 added classic elegance to the all occasion card.

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Filed under Birthday, Cards, Friendship, Get well, Mother's Day, retirement, Uncategorized

Fresh from the Market

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Today’s post is mostly about the Stampin Up Farmers Market DSP #138448. I used it for the background paper and added random “Fresh” images from the Stampin Up Farm Fresh (retired) stamp set. For all the vegetables except the lettuce, I cut them out of a piece of Market Fresh DSP.  For the lettuce, I used the Market Fresh #138708 stamp set, colored it with Copic markers and then cut it out and popped it on top of all the other vegetables.  I added a piece of twine to complete this super fun card.

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Lettuce Celebrate

2015_11_20IMG_9198 When I saw the Market Fresh #138708 stamp set in the 2015-2016 Stampin Up catalog it was top on my list.  I love stamps that play on words and “lettuce” be creative.  Today’s card is one I made for a dear friend that recently retired from her 37 year federal government job.  The background is textured using the Stampin Up Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I then added a strip of Farmers Market DSP #138448 and a few scraps of DSP hand cut into a banners and a piece of Washi Tape. The main panel is stamped using the all new and super fabulous Stampin Up Basic black Archival ink #140931.  I used an array of Copic Markers to color the image and bring the lettuce to life!

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Happy Retirement

2015_10_02IMG_8786After 24 years active duty in the US Naval nurse corp our sister CDR Blair Miles is officially retired and ready to start a new career outside the military.  I used the now retired Maritime DSP and the Guy Greetings #137178 stamp set from Stampin Up.

The best part of retirement is the surprise party at her local microbrewery and all her friends, coworkers and subordinates turned out in force to pay tribute to a hard working officer and surgical nurse. I have included the crafty handiwork for her parting gifts and cake. All beer themed of course and very creative.

2015_10_02_bottletreecake2015_10_02beercakeFair winds and following seas baby sister!

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