Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rose Red Upsy Daisy Birthday card

the first brayer & jute cards...

~ materials ~

cardstock: rose red, early espresso & very vanilla

inks: rose red & early espresso

stamps: upsy daisy, fabulous phrases & teeny tiny wishes

punches: scallop trim corner

sizzix die: top note

embellishments: pearls & twill ribbon

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baja Coneflower card #2

this card is very simlar to the first card posted today...

super simple ;)

~ materials ~

cardstock: baja breeze, early espresso & very vanilla

inks: baja breeze & early espresso

stamps: inspired by nature, fabulous phrases & teeny tiny wishes

punches: scallop trim border

sizzix die: top note

embossing folder: square lattice

embellishments: pearls & twill ribbon

Baja River Coneflower Card

texture, texture, texture....

there's fun brayer techinque hidden in the background of this card....

ever so lightly there is baja breeze ink applied with jute cord & a brayer, before stamping the dark flower & embossing the whole piece...

~ materials ~

cardstock: river rock, baja breeze, early espresso & very vanilla

inks: baja breeze & early espresso

stamps: inspired by nature & teeny tiny wishes

punches: ticket corner & modern label

embossing folder: square lattice

embellishments: pearls & dimensionals

Monday, March 28, 2011

I've lost my marbles....

can you guess what I used on the background of this card??

Sunday, March 27, 2011

the gratitude campaign (short)

How many in your circle of family & friends serve? Have you ever seen one of our military walking past you and wanted to convey to them your thanks, but weren't sure how or it felt awkward? Recently, a gentleman from Seattle created a gesture which could be used and has started a movement to get the word out. Please everybody take just a moment to watch.... The Gratitude Campaign; .......and then tell your friends about this amazingly simple gesture! THEN START USING THE SIGN.

DELIGHT, a special Ustamp project

here's my very first attempt at a video...
sorry no sound ~ hope you enjoy it!
this project & matching card was created especially for
& not only that, but,
it should soon be arriving to a very lucky winner
April B
, watch your mailbox!!
you just never know when you'll win with Ustamp with Dawn & friends!!!


& here's the whole bundle of cards from the
Guess who was lucky enough to win it???
yuppers!! me!!! ;)
15 cards & a bookmark!!
~ did I mention how much FUN being part of Ustamp is???
how cool is this???

& here's the lovely card that I received from my swap mate,

Kathyrn Mangelsdorf from way down under ;)

her card is an easle card & can you believe I've never done one???

what a fabulous inspiriation!!! thanks R ;)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

my OMW swap card entry ;)

Here's a card I did especially for a card swap we held on a recent ustamp event (Oh My Word)...

Thursday, March 24, 2011


it's my favorite thing to blog about!!
USTAMP with Dawn & friends is at it again!!!
& once again I'm honored to be apart of USTAMP!!
announcing the up coming

Opening Day Website Invites go out

April 29, 2011

Last Project posted May 18, 2011


& yes, I'm looking for some new friends to share a FREE Ustamp pass with...
some one who doesn't know me & has just stumbled over to my blog lately...
some one who has never been part of a Ustamp event...
some one who loves STAMPIN' UP!!!!
maybe someone who has found me thru 'splitcoast stampers' or 'stampin connection' or facebook or perhaps you just got 'lost in blog land'...
leave me a comment telling me how you found me & your blog address..
you just never know who I'll pick,
but rest assured by Mar 29th some one will be Ustampin' with me!!

PPA86 ~ simple thank you (texture)

here's a card full of texture,
just right to fit Pals Paper Arts Challenge #86...
it's kind of hard to see, but, I used the re-inker on glossy cardstock techinque
& then textured the glossy paper afterwards...

cardstock ~ melon mambo, so saffron, crumb cake & glossy white
inks ~ melon mambo, pretty in pink & so saffron
stamps ~ Sincere Salutations
embossing folders ~ beautiful wings, square lattice & elegant lines
punchs ~ scallop trim corner & border & decorative label
sizzix die ~ top note
embellishments & extras ~ sponge daubers, white organaza ribbon, pearls & champagne mist shimmer paint in alcohol spritz
inside the card:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION ~ ending soon!!!

here's your last call for SALE-A-BRATION 2011!!!
better contact me quick
if you want to take advantage of this year's SALE-A-BRATION offerings!!
don't wait til MARCH 31/11!!
click on the picture below to shop on my Canadian STAMPIN' UP web site!!!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Peaceful Weekend To You…

A Peaceful Weekend To You…

cherry blossoms in memory of many...
extending sympathy to many families this week...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PPA38 ~ VINTAGE Vanilla Blushing Baja Espresso

this card was especially made for
~ the color combination is Blushing Bride ~ Baja Breeze ~ Early Espresso ~ Very Vanilla ~
& I must say I really LOVE it!!
Cardstock ~ very vanilla, blushing bride, baja breeze & early espresso
DSP ~ blushing bride & baja breeze
Inks ~ Early Espresso

Sizzix dies ~ Top Note, Lattice, Tasteful Trim & Little Leaves
Embossing Folders ~ Finial Press, Vintage Wallpaper & Square Lattice
Punches ~ 1 3/4" & 2 3/8" scallop circles, modern label & scallop trim corner & borders
Embellishments ~ Pearls & Antique Brads
Extras ~ Frost White Shimmer Paint in alcohol spritz, sponge daubers, glue dots & dimensionals

Thanks for Looking ~ Love Your Comments!! R ;)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lovely as a Tree ~ Lone Pine

a few more cards from the table scraps of hostess club ;)

garden green, crumb cake, soft suede & glossy white CS;
lovely as a tree stamp set;
tulip frame & square lattice embossing folders;
black stazon ink;
soft suede?, river rock, certainly celery & garden green re-inkers;
ticket punch, sponge dauber & aqua pen filled with alcohol....

card 1

card 2

close up:

the set:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

River Rock Floral set ~ part 2

here's a few cards made from the leftovers on the table after Hostess club last week... ;)

river rock, always artichoke, early espresso, rose red & very vanilla CS;
river rock, always artichoke & rose red inks;
ticket, boho flowers, 5 petal flower, scallop trim corner & curly label punches;
top note & little leaves Sizzix dies;
elegant lines & square lattice embossing folder;
french filigree, Silhouette Sentiments stamps;
pearls, champagne mist shimmer paint, sponge daubers, dimensionals & mini glue dots....