Saturday, December 31, 2011

Isn't this stunning? One of my friends made this beautiful birthday card just for me!! The stamp set she used is called Four Frames. Here is link to her blog. Hop on over and take a look. She has a list of all of the supplies she used. Thank you, Monika. I love it!!

Picture Frame Calendar

This is one of the January 21st and 22nd class projects. I made this calendar using an acrylic photo frame. The other months are tucked away in the back. Just pull off the old month and add a bit of SNAIL to stick on the new month. I used a Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Fresh Vintage. It will be available Jan. 24th. With every $50 you spend you get to choose something free... like this stamp set! You can also choose the designer paper I used called Everyday Enchantment or the matching ribbon also called Everyday Enchantment. I used my Big Shot and the new labels collection framelits die to cut out around the flowers. It makes layering a breeze. My colors are soft suede, calypso coral, lucky limeade, and pool party. I used markers directly on the rubber for the big flowers, ink pads for the rest. Come on over and make one with us. I would love to have you. 

Friday, December 30, 2011

Northern Frost Glass Block

I love snow. I don't know how I managed to migrate to the south. I was born a Yankee! We rarely get snow here in Memphis and when we do get it, it melts by noon. Sigh.

This time I tried embossing on the glass but it didn't work. So I used the Northern Frost die,  my Big Shot, and some glossy cardstock. Picking out those tiny little pieces took some time but after that all I did was use some SNAIL to adhere them, added some rhinestones on and around the flakes, added some mica flakes inside, and tied a marina mist striped ribbon around it. I tried lights inside but you couldn't see the snowflakes when the lights were on. The mica chips are perfect!This really is beautiful. Very peaceful, too.

Decor Elements Glass Block

I saw something like this in Pinterest but is was a shadow box. What a great place to spend oodles of hours! I found these blocks at Lowe's for 50% off. The decor element is a current one, but it is only available in red now. I bought this one about two years ago. I found it while cleaning out my stamping closet. The jingle bells are on clearance at Walgreen's. The ribbon is on the Stampin' Up! clearance rack (red striped). I found the red sparkle pick in my Christmas wrapping box. I put the decor element (6x71/4) on the glass,  dumped in the bells (2 sizes- large and small), tied the ribbon, added the pick, then added another bow because I wanted to make it look fuller. Minutes to make, a year to wait to use it, lol! Really, it would make a wonderful gift for someone next Christmas.

Fashionable Hearts Picture

I must say that Christmas snuck up on me yet once again. I am going to make up for not posting much in December. This is my first creation with the new hearts embossing folder in the mini available starting Jan. 4th called Fashionable Hearts. It is just like my favorite butterfly folder called Beautiful Wings. The folder cuts and embosses all at the same time. The hearts have dots, stripes, houndstooth, and other raised patterns on them. So cute and only $11.95! You will also need your Big Shot, some rhinestones, cardstock scraps  (I used subtles and brights), and some striped ribbon (I used melon mambo). I found the picture frame in my closet while I was decluttering. It is 12x15. It came with a mat, I used some white striped designer paper from  the neutrals pack to back it. It took me about 4 hours from beginning to end. Cutting out the hearts takes minutes. Laying them on takes hours. I tried to stick with the color order of the rainbow, ROYGBIV. I used SNAIL to adhere them. The rhinestones are added randomly. I love my Big Shot. The new accessories that will be available Jan. 4th for it are wonderful. I hope you saved some Christmas money!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hello, Doily

I finally got this to work. I didn't know there was no vanilla embossing powder. The trick is to stamp it in versamark and emboss with CLEAR powder on vanilla cardstock. Then you take a sponge and swirl color over it. The image just pops right out at you! I tried soft suede and crumb cake but they looked old and dirty. I like bright and happy so I used wisteria wonder ink on the sponge. Can I just say WOW??? I stamped a few of the Delicate Doilies images on it after I did the sponging (some full strength, some stamped off). I just wiped off the embossed image when I was finished to make the images appear to be under the big doily. I tied a piece of vanilla seam binding around it. Still not quite happy I added a cut out from the lace ribbon border punch, and antique brad, and a jewelry tag stamped using a word from Fabulous Phrases. I mounted this on a piece of concord crush cardstock after I rounded all the corners.
We will be making this card this weekend at the stamping class. Come and play with us!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glass Ornament

This is so beautiful!! I used a glass ornament with a flat front and attached a snowflake I cut out from the Northern frost die and my Big Shot. The silver glimmer paper is gorgeous! I punched little 1/4 inch circles out of the leftover glimmer paper from the snowflake and attached them all around. Inside are some micha chips from the current mini. I tied ribbons around the top, one satin and one organdy. The trick to this was NOT to use glue. It slid all around. I actually used SNAIL to attach the glimmer pieces. I added a small rhinestone to the middle of the snowflake. It does take a bit of time to pop out the pieces of the snowflake but it is worth it.
Come on over this weekend and make one. Class times are Saturday at 1:00 and Sunday at 2:00. RSVP so I can have a kit ready for you.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Junior Mints and Brownies

This is an easy treat and sooooo good! Make your favorite brownies, melts some junior mints on top (about 3 minutes in the oven), spread, and eat! You could sprinkle crushed candy canes on them, too.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tiny Teacup

I used one of the single stamps from the front of the SU catalog for this card called Tiny Teacup. I cut the hello away from the cup and just mount it on an acrylic block when needed. I used calypso coral, pool party, and wisteria wonder along with whisper white. I also used the dotted embossing folder with my Big Shot, a few circle punches, and a bit of white ribbon. Look closely on the middle teacup and you will see a butterfly from  beautiful butterflies and a tiny pearl. The teacup circles are raised up on dimensionals. Simple!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


I love this set and I love marina mist. Put them together and look what you get. I embossed the background with elegant bouquet. Then I stamped and cut out the bird cages, attaching them with dimensionals. I added a rhinestone to the bottom of each cage and a little piece of marina ribbon to the top with a glue dot. I cut some leaves out of old olive and the little leaves die using my Big Shot. I punched some flowers with the flower from itty bitty shapes punches. I added a pearl to each flower. The words are from petite pairs. Are you using your Big Shot? What are you waiting for???

Love and Sympathy

Simple but beautiful! I used very vanilla, pear pizzazz, and regal rose. It works best to stamp the words first (early espresso ink), then the flower. I used markers and colored on the rubber. The background layer is texturized using the lattice embossing folder and my Big Shot. I did use dimensionals to pop up the flower layer. The dimensionals stick to the embossed paper much better than SNAIL.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stitched Stocking

Christmas is in the air! I made this using a new set in the Holiday mini catalog called Stitched Stockings. It is really great because it has a matching punch so you don't have to cut out the stockings. The backgrounds is textured using the new embossing folder called Snow Burst and the Big Shot. Merry Christmas is from Four the Holidays. I used real red, garden green, and whisper white. The red satin bow has a fire circle brad on it. The red stocking has a rhinestone. The stockings are popped up on dimensionals. Wouldn't this be great for you Christmas card this year?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snowman Petal Cone Box

I think this is one of the cutest thing I have ever made. I love snowmen. Making one out of paper is about as close as I get to them because I live in the south. Not much snow in Memphis! I made his body out of the petal cone die. After I cut the two shapes out of whisper white I scored and cut 11/2 inches off the bottom. There are several videos on youtube on how to do this if you need a visual other than the one above. I flipped the box over to make his body. You can still put light weight treats inside. I sponged over all the edges in marina mist, added 2 marina mist paper buttons (Boho Blossom punch), and taped on some marina mist dotted ribbon. His head is a 21/2 circle punch with another half circle cut out of Just Add Cake striped paper for his hat. Then I sponged marina mist around that. I added a 23/4x1/4 band- corner rounded then sponged in marina mist. The ball on the hat is the largest flower from the Boho blossom punch, sponged. I tied a mini jingle bell on some white twine and attached it with a glue dot. His black eyes are punched from the small circle in the itty bitty shapes pack highlighted with a white gel pen. His pumpkin pie nose is a petal from the medium boho blossom punch cut out squiggly and sponged with pumpkin pie. I used a black marker to add his mouth (freehand), then I used a dauber to add the pretty in pink cheeks. I used red sticky tape to attach his head to his body.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Snowflake Christmas Bag

I love the Top Note Die and my Big Shot. I also used the new Snow Burst embossing folder. Very cool!! This is a very quick little bag to make. I actually used a small white bag as the inside, I just cut it down to about 23/4 inches tall. You could make and assemble a small white box if you would rather. I used pool party and whisper white. I also used the pool party ruffled ribbon, a blue glimmer brad (subtles), Merry Christmas from Contempo Christmas, a corner rounder, black stazon, the small oval punch, and DAZZLING DETAILS to add just a touch of sparkle to the centers of a few random snowflake centers. Like I said, quick and easy!

Reindeer Box (Stocking Die)

Anyone can make a stocking out of a stocking die. The challenge is to see what else you do with it. I turned it upside down and cut out two in soft suede to create this darling reindeer box. The smaller stocking pieces became his ears. I did decorate both sides of the box. I cut a piece of Frostwood Lodge DSP for the bottom at 11/2x3/2 and added a strip of real red cardstock cut 3/4x31/2. I taped the suede to the back of the dsp about halfway up. I added a red satin bow with a fire circle brad on the front side only. His antlers are cut freehanded. I drew a pattern on a piece of typing paper that was 51/2x6. Then I cut out two in chocolate chip. I sponged his body, antlers, noses, ears, and reins with chocolate chip before assembling. I used the large scallop circle to make the reins, then I added some large rhinestones (punch one time on the edge of red cardstock making half a punch then punch above that punch again, cut to fit). His eye is a 1/2 black circle with highlights using a white gel pen. His nose is a 3/4 red circle. The box is 41/2x81/2, scored at 2, 4, 6, and 8. Then I turned it again and scored 3 inches from the top. I used my new SIMPLY SCORED SCORING TOOL. What a dream!! I cut the bottom flaps and assemble using red sticky tape. Attach both decorated heads to the box with red sticky tape. I added the patterns of the antlers and the box to help you out. I feel a class coming on!

Thank You!

Thank you all so much for the beautiful cards and uplifting emails during the past few months. For those of you that do not know, we lost our teenage daughter in August. Then I had emergency gall bladder surgery. We also just lost our brother in law. That is why I have not been posting. I have been having classes as I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I just finished making some cute Christmas things that I will begin posting. Again, thank you for the cards and emails. Most of all, thank you for keeping us in your prayers while we were going through all of this. We are okay, and will continue to heal with God's help.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Creative Elements Gift Card Book and Box

Gift cards are so popular! Here’s another pretty way to package your gift cards to make them extra special! This project is also a quick and easy club or class project as well as a great item to sell at craft fairs!

This pretty project comes to you designed by Sharon!

To get the instructions for Sharon’s project, just subscribe to August, and please leave Sharon a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

Quilled Aster Flowers and Get Well Card

It’s amazing what we can create simply by rolling up a little Designer Series Paper. Quilling is a fun technique and these Quilled Aster Flowers are a fun and simple take on rolled paper. They’re also a great way to cheer up a sick friend. Paired with the whimsical "get well" card, they’ll brighten anyone’s day and last a LOT longer than real flowers!

This fun and simple project is brought to you designed by Julie!

To get the instructions for Julie’s project, just subscribe to August! And please leave Julie a comment and let her know how much you like her project!

Craft Project Central Guest Designer


I am a Craft Project Central  Guest Designer for August!!!

Craft Project Central is a great blog where you can find great ideas for 3D Stampin' Up! projects. There are 11 projects per month, and you can get tutorials for them all for only $10! I have links right here for you or you can click on the designer blinkie on the bottom left.

I am excited about being featured as a Guest Designer this month. I'll be posting the other 10 projects on my blog as they are posted as well as my own. I hope you love them all.

Now it's time for some Blog Candy!!! I'm giving away a free subscription for August to one lucky follower! There are 3 ways to enter:

1. All you have to do is become a Follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you've done so. My current followers can also enter just by leaving a comment.

2. If you have a blog of your own and you post the link to my blog you'll also get an extra entry. Just let me know where you posted the link.
3. If you place an order with me during August for $50 or more, you'll get THREE extra entries!!! This can be an on line order delivered straight to you (be sure to choose me as your demonstrator), or you can let me place the order for you if you live in the Memphis area and want to stop by and see my wonderful stamping room and some of the cards/projects we have made during classes while you are picking up your order.

Fabulous Florets Gift Cards

Need a Stampin' Up! gift card? Inside these cards are stamps, ink, ribbon, paper, and so much more. You can choose the amount you want to give to a special person. I will do the rest. The front can say happy birthday, thinking of you, thank you, whatever you need. Contact me for details. I'd be happy to contact someone on your behalf and let them know YOU want a gift card.

Sets: fabulous florets, petite pairs, other
Cardstock: whisper white, pear pizzazz, melon mambo, marina mist, daffodil delight
Ink: black stazon, pear pizzazz, melon mambo, marina mist, daffodil delight
Accessories: pear pizzazz seam binding, scallop circle punch, 13/8 circle punch, slit punch (retired), dimensionals

Sunday, July 31, 2011

On the Grow

I am doing the marker technique with Stampin' Up markers again to get shading, shadows, and depth.  I have discovered this process only works with small spaces but look at the results! I promise I know nothing about shading and making shadows. You can't tell me to pretend to shine a light from one direction and color darker in the places the light hits because I have no idea what that means. If I can do it YOU can do it. All you need are markers in the same color family that go from light to dark. The great thing about Stampin' Up markers is that you know they will match each other as well as our cardstock, ribbon, designer series paper, brads, buttons, the list goes on. The white gel pen is a must to add depth. A sahara sand marker gives shadow and even more depth.

Remember to start with you lightest color, add the next color over that, then add a dot of the deepest color. For this card I found it easier to color the leaves first so I knew which ones they were. The ground is a bit of of celery and wasabi markers with sahara around it. For the water I used the white gel pen and scribbled back and forth over bashful blue where the water should be then I colored over the gel pen with bashful blue.

Sets: on the grow, sincere salutations
Cardstock: whisper white, marina mist
Ink: black stazon, marina mist
Accessories: big shot, lattice embossing folder, scallop square duo die, 21/2 circle punch, neutral brads, mat pack and poker, white ribbon, marina mist designer paper (subtles collection), sponge, dimensionals, white gel pen, markers in pink pirouette, pretty in pink, melon mambo, certainly celery, wild wasabi, bashful blue, marina mist, and saharah sand

This card is for SU Only Challenges. Come and play along!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Raining Flowers

Here is another card of mine that was published in Stampin' Success magazine this month. I wanted to show that you really could do a simple card with this set. I used two strips of the red sticky tape to hold down the ribbon. If you take your bone folder and really push the ribbon into the tape it helps it not come off later. The double scallop edge is a really nice but quick accent. I added the stamped white cs, then the punched designer and punched whisper white. Then I put all of that through my Big Shot together using the tulip embossing folder lining it up with the white edge.

Sets: raining flowers, a word for you
Cardstock: melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: black stazon, melon mambo, pear pizzazz
Accessories: scallop edge punch, white brads, red sticky tape, big shot, tulip embossing folder, pear pizzazz dsp (designer series paper)

Raining Flowers

This is one of my cards that was published in the August Stampin'  Success magazine. Only Stampin' Up! demonstrators can see the magazine so I will post my projects here for everyone to see. I was sworn to secrecy until the magazine came out. It was a huge honor to be asked to create for the magazine. Of course when I got Raining Flowers in the mail my mind went blank. In the end I was very pleased with what I came up with. This card uses the stair step fold and lots of cutting out. I used the big shot to texture the background. Dimensionals hold are holding up the layers.

Sets: raining flowers, short and sweet
Cardstock: daffodil delight, whisper white, marina mist, melon mambo, pear pizzazz
Ink: melon mambo, marina mist, basic gray, daffodil delight
Accessories: big shot, dotted embossing folder, beautiful wings die, pearls, circle brads, little leaves die, dimensionals, scallop oval punch, medium oval punch

Friday, July 29, 2011

Suny Fun Pop Up Card

We made this pop up card at my workshop last weekend. It was really fun. The popsicle is made from the oval punch. The bite is from the scallop oval punch. The trick is to cut your cardstock thin enough to pull it through the punch so the tail hangs out and you only punch the top. Then you pull it out and cut the bottom off straight. I also sponged around everything which gives it dimension. I love the new striped embossing folder. What would I do without my Big Shot? To get this pop up tab I cut a one inch square out of the middle top (do not cut across the bottom- just the two sides). Push that tab in the opposite direction of the fold while closing the card. I cut another piece of cs to run through the big shot and so it would cover the hole left by the pop up tab. It is taped on over the base.

Sets: sunny fun, happiest birthday wishes
Ink: black stazon, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
Cardstock: tempting turquoise, whisper white, melon mambo, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie
Accessories: bright brads, big shot, striped embossing folder, large scallop punch, large oval punch, scallop oval punch, circle from the big shot, markers in card colors plus pear pizazz (I think), dimensionals

Snowflake Pop Up Card

I have discovered the world of pop up cards. They are so fun to make! This one pops out on the right and left instead of just the middle. On the last picture you can see that I cut a scallop square (scallop square duo), folded it in half, then snipped it twice on an angle on the left of the center and again on the right of the center. You push the snips out in the opposite direction of the fold then tape this to the inside of the card. The angles let your pop ups stick out over the card edges when open but still fold to the center of the card for mailing. The swirls and snowflakes really come alive. I did all white on white for a challenge with the Late Night Stampers group. If you don't have a Big Shot yet this card will really push you to order one. You can have a class or a catalog party and earn one for half price. Let me know if you want more details on how to get your very own Big Shot. Christmas is coming!!

Sets: contempo christmas
Card Stock: whisper white
Ink: black craft
Accessories: black embossing powder, Big Shot, northern flurry embossing folder, rhinestones, white satin ribbon, scallop square duo die, dimensionals, swirls scribbles die, northern frost die

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love and Care

This is a hostess set in the summer mini called Love and Care. You can still earn it through August. It is a must have! I used pacific point and old olive cardstock. I found some retired pacific ribbon to add to second card. I do miss all of the old ribbon. I have a ton of it! Don't you love the new striped embossing folder? I never use buttons but this time I really love the look. I tied some linen thread around it hooking the striped ribbon before I tied it. Then I secured it all with a few glue dots. The words are a new set available in the new main catalog called Petite Pairs. It is great for small spaces, circles, and ovals.

Sets: Love and Care, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: whisper white, pacific point, old olive,m chocolate chip
Ink: black stazon, chocolate chip
Accessories: big shot, striped embossing folder, pacific point marker, old olive marker, retired ribbon, olive striped ribbon, brights button, linen thread, glue dots, sponge

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Simply Soft /Marker Technique

Isn't this beautiful? I used Stampin' Up markers from light to dark to get this rich dimensional look. Our markers match our paper and ribbon so you know you are buying the right colors every time. I took pictures of each layer so you could see how it changes from marker to marker. The blue cardstock layers are pacific point and bashful blue. The flowers are on whisper white. I used white taffeta ribbon. The words are from curvy verses.
color everything in with bashful blue and wild wasabi markers
add marina mist marker on the bottom half of the flowers, add touches of garden green marker over the wasabi to highlight
 add a little dot with a pacific point marker at the very bottom of the flowers
 the white gel pen adds highlights on the flowers and the greenery
 sahara sand marker around everything adds shadow and depth

swirls with a sponge in bashful blue then sahara sand makes things pop even more

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Every Moment

Love, love, love this card!! These colors are gorgeous together. Crumb cake and pool party. Look around the image. Do you see the new embossing folder image? It is a WOW! I colored this with our watercolor paper with an aqua painter. The trick is to go around the entire image with sahara sand and an aqua painter before you add any color. It creates a slight shadow and helps the colors pop out. If you do it after you add the colors they bleed. Stamp, color, emboss. Sponge all the edges with crumb cake, too. Our new lace punch is a wonderful addition to our punch family.

Sets: every moment, curly cute
Cardstock: crumb cake, pool party, watercolor paper (31/2x21/2)
Ink: crumb cake. pool party, old olive, chocolate chip, black stazon
Accessories: big shot, designer frames embossing folder, dotted embossing folder, vanilla taffeta ribbon, crumb cake marker, sponge, aqua painter

Pennant Parade Christmas

Merry Christmas! Just kidding, but it is time to start thinking about your Christmas cards. This one takes some time but it really is a great card. I tried stamping the tree bottoms on the circle but in the end it was easier to cut them out so I could place them exactly where I wanted them. If you want to do multiples of this card I would use the jig. Do you see the new lace punch? I cut the circles out and mounted them around the white circle just to be different. The white circle is a 3 inch circle. I used the new striped embossing folder on the bottom of the card (just taped it right over the dotted part). The trees are all on with dimensionals, so is the entire big circle area. You need to stamp Merry Christmas before you run the paper through your Big Shot. I colored the triangles with a versamark pen then embossed them with iridescent ice before I cut them out. They really sparkle. I got to use the new ruffled ribbon. Love it!!

Sets: pennant parade, christmas greetings
Cardstock: lucky limeade, melon mambo, whisper white
Ink: melon mambo, chocolate chip, black stazon
Accessories: tag punch, pennant punch, dimensionals, iridescent ice, white bakers twine, ruffled lucky limeade ribbon, big shot, 3 inch circle die, dotted embossing folder, striped embossing folder, versamark pen, lace ribbon border punch

Pennant Parade

I am finally using the new pennant punch. I love how it makes the scallop edges. I wonder how long it will be before someone comes up with a unique way to use it. Who looked at the ornament punch and saw a polar bear head???? Who ever thought of putting reinkers in shaving cream to make a background? People who think out of the box amaze me. This card was pretty straight forward. I punched the red pennants then the stamped red triangles. The triangles are mounted with dimensionals. I love the red striped bakers twine. It just adds more dimension to the card. Happy birthday is embossed with white craft ink and white embossing powder.

Sets: pennant parade, happiest birthday wishes
Cardstock: daffodil delight, real red, tempting turquoise, whisper white
Ink: white craft, real read, tempting turquoise
Accessories: bakers twine (red striped), dimensionals, white embossing powder, 1/4 and 1/2 circle punches, pennant punch, scallop edge punch, big shot, lattice embossing folder, glue dots

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fabulous Florets

I think this is my favorite set ever. I am so glad it is in the new catalog! This time I cut the paper at 61/2x9. I scored it at 3 and 6. To get the diagonal line I put the top right corner on the cutting line of my fiscars cutter. I put the opposite corner pointing at 41/4 then made the diagonal cut. I stamped the flower heads then the stems. Some stems are stamped off. I also stamped on the back because you can see the back when the card is folded. I colored the flowers with a dauber and real red ink. Then I used a dauber and calypso coral ink over the red. It gave it a really neat effect. I put crystal effects over the centers. The front could use a butterfly but after the butterfly class I am a little tired of cutting them. Maybe later, lol!

Sets: fabulous florets, on your birthday
Cardstock: confetti white, lucky limeade
Ink: black stazon, real red, calypso coral, lucky limeade
Accessories: dotted scallop ribbon border punch, scallop trim border punch, long open ended envelope

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Elements of Style Vintage

I tried my hand at vintage. It was a challenge but I really do like the end results.  I used very vanilla which I rarely do. I crumpled the flowers and sponged around the edges of everything in soft suede. I even sponged the ribbon to make it looked aged. The flowers, bird, and tag are on dimensionals. I punched the Thanks again and mounted it over the original stamped Thanks also with a dimensional.

Sets: Elements of Style, Perfect Punches
Cardstock: very vanilla, blushing bride, old olive, crumb cake
Ink: crumb cake, soft suede
Accessories: scallop edge punch, scallop oval punch, big shot, little leaves die, 5 petal punch, boho blossoms punch, sponge, dimensionals, metallic brads, vanilla ribbon

Monday, July 11, 2011

Touch of Kindness

I played with the last of the new colors. This blue is called Island Indigo. It is very pretty. I am also playing with the new flower punch for the first time. I was afraid of it, lol. Turns out it is very simple to use and pretty easy to press. You do need to stand up and push down evenly. This card seemed to lack something until I put Crystal Effects on the birds and the birdbath. That was exactly what it needed. I used a blender pen and the ink pad to color the birds. I didn't want them to get to dark. I was also able to put the birds and the saying on one block and stamp it all at once. I love it when I can do that. If you don't have the scallop square duo for your Big Shot, what are you waiting for?

Sets: touch of kindness
Cardstock: indigo island, whisper white, certainly celery, daffodil delight
Ink: black stazon, indigo island
Accessories: blender pen, triple layer flower punch, dimensionals, big shot, dotted embossing folder, little leaves die, markers in sahara sand, bashful blue, daffodil delight, certainly celery, crystal effects. circle ice brad, poker, scallop square duo

Strength and Hope

Loving those new in colors! This time I used three out of the five. If you buy this set Stampin' Up! will donated $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This card goes with our long envelopes. You need to cut your cardstock at 61/2x61/2 and score it at 31/4. I used two layers of white. The butterfly layer is up on dimensionals. Easy!!

Sets: strength and hope. teeny tiny wishes
Cardstock: pool party, whisper white
Ink: pool party, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
Accessories: white ribbon, rhinestones, scallop oval punch, medium oval punch, dimensionals

Scallop Circle Snowman

I made this the same way the previous scallop circle was made (melon mambo, flower fest). I did have to dig up some old ribbon. I needed it to match his earmuffs. I used the paper crimper on a thin piece of black cardstock so I could scrunch and mold it around the top of his head to connect the muffs. The carrot was hand cut. I sponged around everything that isn't black. I added highlights with a white gel pen. I am just trying to beat the Memphis heat. I don't think it has ever been this bad. 109 heat index. I'm melting!!!!

Sets: none
Cardstock: whisper white, basic black, tangerine tango, bashful blue
Ink: pretty in pink, bashful blue, tangerine tango
Accessories: big shot, scallop circle, scallop oval punch, paper crimper, 1/2 and 3/4 circle punches, sponge, dauber (cheeks)blue ribbon, circle ice brad

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