Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Pocket Cards

First I would like to say thank you to Mary for allowing me to be a guest stamper on her blog! Mary makes the most awesome cards! Next I would like to say welcome and thank you for visiting my blog today!

These cards are my throwback cards, I made many of these when I first got into card making. For my first card I filled it with holiday treats!!!

And this is how it looks when it is empty...

This is a standard A2 size card, it measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. You can put gift cards inside, money lip balm, candy etc. How cool to give a Christmas card and a gift altogether. I made the paper shred with my baked brown sugar cardstock. Now it can get a little bulky, depending on what you put inside, but I just used a bigger envelope to package it in. I wouldn't try to send this thru the mail, unless I was sending it in a small box, this is a card that needs to be hand delivered. Now some people may not want treats (I can't imagine why not lol) so this next example would be perfect for someone who loves giving gifts....

How cool is that, a pocket card full of tags and here is a close up of the tags...

And here is the card empty, well almost...

I went a little crazy when I started making these cards, you know why, its called the magic of embossing! Love embossing that's why I started stamping! Like I said this is a regular A2 size card and I used 2 pieces of the  designer series paper from the Season of Style paper stack and the Winter Frost paper stack, that measure 4 1/8x 5 3/8 inches, these pieces go on the inside front and back of the card. I also cut a 1 1/2x5 3/8 piece of each paper stack to go on the top front of the card. I know many of you have made these cards before, so I will give basic instructions. Once you have all of your pieces adhered down to the card, find the center on the front of the card and fold the corners up until they are right on or a little bit above the 1 1/2x 5 3/8 piece of designer paper. Try to get the sides as close to each other as you can. Our SU cardstock is awesome and thick, so you will have to work at this a little, but it can be done! Punch a hole in the top of each corner and thread your ribbon or in my case seam binding thru the holes and tie in a bow, add some paper shred and you have made a throwback pocket card to fill to your hearts content! Thank you if you read all of this let me know which is your favorite! Have a sweet day!

Supply List: Cardstock-crumb cake, pool party, baked brown sugar and whisper white. Ink: cherry cobbler, pool party and versa mark. Seam binding: crumb cake and pool party. Silver embossing powder. Stamp sets: Chalk Talk, Tags for you, and Christmas collectibles and Ornament Keepsakes.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  
You should have just left stop number {14] on the Pals Hop - {Amy Lazzell}. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

A Simple Thank You Card

This is my card that I created for the November 2013 Pals Blog Hop

Its a very simple thank you card and it has some classy elements. Using one color of cardstock and ink can always simplify your paper creations and I love the tone on tone look.  The die cut with the details surrounding the sentiment is just classy, love it! The stamped edges of the doily trimming the bottom of the die cut adds even more detail to this simple and elegant card. I also stamped the envelope to just bring it all together.

Here is a list of supplies that I used:
Crushed Curry cardstock-131199, Crushed Curry Ink Pad- 131173,Whisper White cardstock-100730,Window Frames Collection dies-129021, Textured Impressions oval designer frame-123130,Blooming with Kindness stamp set-126422, Black Staz On ink pad-101406,Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, doily-other.


The next stop is {Shannon Jaramillo at}, stop number {16} on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month

Final Blog Hop Line Up List: 
  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  29. Sue Becker at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys in Schertz


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Stampin' Pretty Pals October Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the Pals Halloween Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual trick-or treat hop where you will either learn great tricks for your creative projects or enjoy a blog candy treat. 
You should have just left stop number {11} on the Pals Hop Collena Mollema  at}. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Here are my projects for the hop: Crazy About Candy Corn card and treat topper!

And here is my trick for you: I didn't have any of the new Halloween designer paper, so I made my own designer paper!!! I used a lot of punches to complete these projects, but it was worth it. I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and punched circles from my scraps of daffodil delight and pumpkin pie cardstock. I used the tombow multi mono adhesive to adhere the circles to the cardstock in a random fashion. Then I used another one of my favorite tools-The Big Shot and the Square Lattice embossing folder to emboss my cardstock with the colorful circles on it! Now this is not a new technique and I don't know who first thought of it, but thank you. The design and embossing add great texture to the card.
For the bats I used my owl punch and large oval punch.  I love to make and give treats, so a treat topper was the perfect addition to this card.
Here is a list of supplies that I used: Cardstock-whisper white, basic black, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight.  Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes.  Ink: pumpkin pie and whisper white craft.  White gel pen. Punches: Owl, Large oval, modern label, word window, 1/2", 3/4" and 1 inch circle punches.  Bigshot, Top Note Die and the Lattice Square embossing folder.  4x6 Cellophane bags. Dimensionals, Tombow multimono adhesive and mini glue dots.
I also have another trick for you: I staple my treat bag to the inside back of the treat holder
On the inside front of the topper I add glue dots, instead of stapling, which would show on the front.

The next stop is {Lisa Ann Bernard at}, stop number {13} on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

Final Blog Hop Line Up List: 
  1. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery 
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers 
  3. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards 
  4. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  5. Debbie Crowley at  expressivelydeb... 
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts 
  7. Julie Trevett-Smith at The Stampin' Affair! 
  8. Kerry Willard Bray at  Stampgoodness 
  9. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty 
  10. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit 
  11. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit 
  12. Lisa Davis at Cherry Street Paper Treats 
  13. Lisa Ann Bernard at  Queen B Creations 
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat 
  15. Nancy Gleason at  My Stampin Space
  16. Beth Beard at  My little craft blog 
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons 
  18. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine 
  19. Peggy Noe at 
  20. Debbie Mageed at  Secret Stamper 
  21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping 
  22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin' 
  23. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff 
  24. Sandra Conner at Pretty Provisions 
  25. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary 
  26. Margaret Moody at Margaret Moody

Monday, September 16, 2013

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 171

This is my second post today! Yeh Me! lol  These are the colors for the color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.

Yummy colors! This is my card for this challenge-

And this is the inside of the card
I wish you could see all of the dimension on this card! I was even able to use the positive part of the card to make an extra embellishment that I can use on another card or as a tag!
These are the ingredients. Stamp sets- Watercolor winter, which I know is a poinsettia, but with my ink pads and some gemstones I can make my own flower! Vintage Labels, Sassy Salutations and Distressed Dots.
Cardstock-Baked brown sugar and Very Vanilla. Ink-Baked brown sugar, Calypso coral and Versamark. Framelits- Window frames collection. Punch-Martha Stewart. Twine-Calypso coral. Pearls-flatback mini pearls.
Thanks for looking and have a sweet day!

Freshly Made Sketches #103

I love how this sketch challenge for Freshly Made Sketches was so simple! I was on vacation last week with my husband, so I did not get to work on my card until yesterday. So here is my card-

and here is the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches-

There are so many ideas running thru my head that I could use for this sketch to make some quick and easy cards!
Here are my key ingredients-Stamp sets- Happiest Birthday Wishes and Fresh Vintage,
Cardstock-Midnight Muse and Whisper White, Ink-Midnight Muse, Embellishments- Stampin' Up Jewels Basic Rhinestones. Thanks for looking and have a sweet day!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy 2nd Birthday Jeremiah!

Saturday was my grandson, Jeremiah's birthday and this is the card I made for him!

The card measures 5x7 inches, which was a fun size to work with, because you get to add so many cute embellishments. I made the banner using my Stampin' Up punches and an embellishment from Joanns. Dora and Diego are embellishments from Jolee's. The grass was made from an EK Success punch. My grandson liked his card, as much as a two year old with balloons, cake, ice cream, presents, music and a clown can like something! It was a great day and a great party! Thanks for looking and have a sweet day!


Friday, September 6, 2013

PPA170-A Color Challenge

This is my first time participating in the PPA, but I am glad that I decided to try the challenge! It was a little hard using that Early Espresso with the Midnight Muse and Crushed Curry, because I love how the blue and gold looked together, but I managed to come up with something.

I used my Midnight Muse as the card base, layered the Crushed Curry on top of that, and stamped my design on the white. The stamp sets I used are Create a Cupcake and my new favorite Gorgeous Grunge! Thanks for looking and have a sweet day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #102

While I was out shopping this weekend I found this cute pear stamp in the $1 bin and instantly I had an idea of what I could do with it! I have a love for punny stamps and I have a set from Joy's Life that has this sentiment on it. My papers are from Stampin Up, love their cardstock! So this is my card for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #102

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day!


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches #101

This is my card for the Freshly Made Sketches 101 challenge.

It was a fun and easy sketch, just the kind of cards I am trying to get back into making! I heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder. It was great to have a mixture of gold papers on hand to use for the banners, that are off to the side. I used gold holographic paper, gold star paper and gold glitter paper. If you are looking for simple card ideas check out Freshly Made Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches 100th Sketch Challenge Anniversary

Today is the deadline to play along with this challenge and this is my entry. I love the fall season and even though I love the color blue, there is just something about the fall colors that make me feel happy. I made a  Thanksgiving card and I used my punches to make my chubby little turkey. Thanks for looking, enjoy your day!


Monday, April 1, 2013

First blog post and card share!

Hello, this is so cool that I am finally doing my first blog post and card share! I am excited about this journey that I am about to take. I love all things that have to do with papercrafting, especially rubberstamps and pretty papers. I also have a special place in my heart for cute and pretty packaging, which you will see a lot on my blog. The cards that I am sharing today are made with stamps from "The Stamps of Life". I think their stamps are really cute and versatile. The papers I used are from Basic Grey. Enjoy your day!