Sunday, April 29, 2012

RHSSC 34 - Thoughts of You

Welcome to another Red Hot Stampers sketch challenge.  I really wasn't sure what I was going to do for this sketch, but finally decided to use one of my favorite color combos with the stamp set Inspired by of my favorite sets that's retiring. :(   Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers blog to check out a few more sketches.  If you're game play along. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Inspired by Nature & Loving Thoughts
Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Whisper White
Stampin' Write Markers:  Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Wild Wasabi
Bigz Die:  Circle Scallop #2
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Circle Scissor Plus
Brads:  Glimmer Brights
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

My last card for my April stamp a stack was a Mother's Day card.  I couldn't decide between the pink and purple so I went with both and let them decide what color they wanted to do.  I got my inspiration for this card from mamaxsix on Splitcoaststampers.  Hopefully  you can view her lovely card here

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Wisteria Wonder & Pretty in Pink
Punches:  Bojo Blossoms & Bird Builder
Embossing Folder:  Designer Frames
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspired by Nature

Thought I would share the last two cards that I made for my April stamp a stack today and tomorrow.  I found my design for this card from Patty Gorka while looking around on Splitcoaststampers, and you can see her lovely card here.  I thought for sure the ladies would think this card was too simple, but for some reason we had a few problems with this one.  We had a lot of laughs by the time the night was done though!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Inspired by Nature (soon to be retired!)
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Rich Razzleberry
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Punch:  Scallop Trim Border
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Very Vanilla
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Well, I almost forgot about our Red Hot Challenge because I've been under the weather for half of the week, so this post is going to be short and sweet!  I was SO glad the sketch was a basic one!

I even managed to do the inside. :)  
That's because this is also going to be one of my April stamp a stack cards.

Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers here to check out a few other cards.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Just Believe
Card Stock:  Basic Black & Whisper White
Ink:  StazOn Black
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Basic Black
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Growing Green Anniversary

Well, I have been laid back about posting things on my blog lately, but I have a pretty card to show you today.  I've been looking for ideas for cards for my next stamp a stack and came across this least this is my version of it. :)

I don't case a card very often, but I was looking for an anniversary card too while getting my stamp a stack ideas and loved the colors on this one.  Not too bright for the guy, and not too masculine for the girl.  I might even end up using it for my stamp a stack too, who knows. ;)  This came from Deb Fearns and you can check out her card here. I must say she has the shadowing effect down a lot better than me!   I just sponged and spritzed my flowers.  I guess I need to take some classes or study up on that technique a little bit!  If you like this stamp set you might want to look into buying it because it's on the retired list!  I love the flower from it that I've cut out...and I've done it quite a few times.  I hope they have something similar to it in the new catalog!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Growing Green
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Chocolate Chip & Pink Pirouette 
Versa Mark
Watercolor Wonder Crayon:  Pink Pirouette
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Aqua Pen, Sponges

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Today's card is another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge card.  I went masculine this week instead of doing another flower.  It was time to switch it up a bit, plus I need to start planning cards for my next stamp a stack.  This just might be one of them.  

I did change the sketch up just a little bit.  I wanted to put a birthday greeting on the front of the card and did that in some of the empty space at the top.  If you have time, make up your own card and join us in our challenge here .

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  The Open Sea
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Punches:  Extra-Large Tag & Large Tag
Embossing Folder:  Stripes
Twine:  Early Espresso

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Petite Purse

Well, I'm cheating a little with today's post.  I don't have a card, but a project instead...that I didn't have to plan at all.  We had our Red Hot Stamper's demo meeting last night and Glenda had these cute purses for us to make.  They would make great shower, wedding or girl birthday favors that's for sure.  One thing I like about them is they are very quick and easy to make! :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise, Real Read &  Summer Smooches DSP
Bigz L Die:  Petite Purse
Punch:  Boho Blossoms
Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Hello everyone and Happy Easter!!  I guess I posted my Easter card earlier this week, so for today it's another Happy Birthday for the Red Hot Stamper's 31st challenge.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with this challenge at first, but once I had my colors picked out my idea seemed to come right together. :)  Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers to check out a few more cards for this challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a great Easter!

Stamp Sets:  Elements of Style & Afterthoughts (retired hostess)
Card Stock:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
 & Mocha Morning Specialty DSP
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Real Red
StazOn:  Black
Punch:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Bigz Die:  Top Note
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Basic Black
Brads:  Glimmer Basics Black
Crimper & Sponges

Monday, April 2, 2012

He is Risen

Today's card was a fun one to make and simplified my lily making process a bit.  Last summer I made a Stargazer lily for my sister's b-day card (here).  I loved how it turned out other than it didn't have as much of the cone shape as I would have liked.  Well, last week I happened to see a tutorial for making lilies and I HAD to give them a try again!   What better time to make them than around Easter.  I'm sure a lot of you are familiar with seeing pictures or cards with the lilies placed somewhere on or around a cross and I decided to give it a try myself...and there happened to be a couple of challenges out there just for Easter. The Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #111 Easter and the 4 Cafty Chicks challenge #83 Easter and Crazy Egg.
For those of you interested in giving the lilies a try check out this tutorial here from Valita.  She has a LOT of great (and free) video tutorials out there for you to watch...thanks, Valita!
Just a note...I made my lilies VERY small and had to adjust everything accordingly so they would fit on my card.  I have the size of the oval punch I used listed with the supplies below...

Thanks for looking and have a great day! 

Card Stock:  So Saffron, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  So Saffron, Certainly Celery & Soft Suede
Embossing Folder:  Framed Tulips
Bigz Dies:  Lattice & Oval Scallop
Punches:  1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval (retired), Blossoms Petal XL & Boho Blossoms
Ribbon:  5/8" Organza in Whisper White
Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Hello everyone.  Here's my card for the Red Hot Stampers' 30th challenge.  I actually made this card around the daisy.  I had two daisy pieces left over that I didn't use on a card from the other day and decided to use it for today's challenge.  Head on over to the Red Hot Stampers to check out a few more cards.  If you're game give it a try yourself. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts
Card Stock:  Real Red, Tango Tangerine, Daffodil Delight,
Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Real Red, Tango Tangerine & Daffodil Delight
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Punches:  Decorative Label & 1" Circle
Framelits Dies:  Labels
Bigz Die:  Daisies Flower #2
Ribbon:  5/8" Satin in Real Red
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Crimper & Sponges