Fear Not!

Botanical Blooms and Rose Wonder
Botanical Blooms and Rose Wonder

Hi again!  Today I have for you a card that was inspired by several different ones and I can’t tell you exactly which ones.  LOL  I used a combination of Botanical Blooms stamp set and framelet set and Rose Wonder stamp set.  Here in Isaiah 41:10 God is telling us that he will be with us and help us in our times of trouble, but He starts out “Fear Not” as if He were an angel.  Ever noticed that the first line out of all the angels in the Bible is usually “Fear Not”?  But when God is with us, what do we have to fear?  This quote from Isaiah is one of my absolute favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog.

I used a sheet from Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper for the background and a small layer of Island Indigo. The Botanical Builders Framelets are great to use by themselves or with the stamp set.  I used them both ways on this card.  Every die cut received just a touch, if not more, of ink to give each of the flowers and leaves depth.  Here’s another shot of the card.


I hope you enjoyed the card today and visit my Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase any of the supplied used (listed below), or whatever else you’d like to have!  Thanks again!

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Supplies used:  Stamp sets  Botanical Blooms, Rose Wonder  Paper  Very Vanilla, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight Ink Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi  Accessories  Botanical Builder Framelets.


PP288 Market Fresh

Well Hello!!!  I bet you thought you’d heard the last from me, right?  Oh No!  I’ve just been extremely busy and focused on other things and I hope to post more often now.

Today, I’m using the Market Fresh stamp set from the Annual Catalog for the card that was inspired by Paper Players 288 sketch.  What a great sketch, so easy to follow and a great way to use up scraps of your Designer Series Paper.  Speaking of DSP, I used the coordinating paper, Farmer’s Market for the front of this card.  The base is Very Vanilla (because that is the neutral color in the Farmer’s Market DSP) and on top of the Very Vanilla I used a piece of Chocolate Chip, then layered the pieces of Farmer’s market.  I also used a small piece of Daffodil Delight for the banner and a piece of Crumb Cake for the circle.

I stamped my image of the “Thanks A Bunch” with the grape bunch in Staz On because I knew I wanted to water color it.  Then  I used Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and a smidge of Chocolate Chip to color in the image.  I used my Aquapainter to do this, but you could use a regular paint brush dipped in water.   I fussy cut the image out, but you could just use a circle punch or just cut somewhat close to the image.

This card is going to a friend who recent encouraged me through a tough time.  I love this stamp set, it has all these punny sayings on fruit and vegetables.

So Punny!
Market Fresh


Well thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will get the stamp set and make some punny cards for your friends.  I’ll see you  soon!

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Flowering Flourishes & CYCI #91


This card is being entered into a Challenge Contest for CanYouCaseIt.com and it’s a color challenge!  That means that you can use any stamp set and layout you want, but you have to use the colors they chose.  Here are the colors….


My brown is Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake, the Green is Garden Green and the neutral is white.


The stamp sets I used were Flowering Flourishes,  Blessed by God and Papillon Potpourri.  I used the Decorative Label Punch to punch out the sentiment and the Small Butterfly punch to punch out the beautiful butterfly.


I hope you like this card.  You can see more of the challenge cards over at canyoucaseit.com

Everything I used today is from Stampin’ Up! and you can purchase these supplies from my online Stampin’ Store HERE.  I’ve listed all of the supplies at the end.

Now go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Flowering Flourishes, Blessed by God and Papillon Potpourri  Ink Chocolate Chip, Versamark, Garden Green  Paper  Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Whisper White cardstock  Embellishments & Tools White embossing powder, Metallic Thread, Bitty Butterfly punchDecorative Label Punch, Heat Tool

Happy Guy Greetings Birthday! (And a SALE!)

Happy Guy Greetings Birthday!
Happy Guy Greetings Birthday!

Today I can  share with you the birthday card I made for my husband.  My hubby used to sell shoes (a long, long time ago) and when I saw the shoe image in the Guy Greetings stamp set I knew I’d use it on a card for him.  His birthday was Saturday, the day after we had a huge party for him, our son who is now 30!, and our adopted daughter…whose birthday is next Saturday.


This is the inside of the card.  I used the speckle pattern from Gorgeous Grunge, I think I probably used too much, LOL, but he loved it and that is all that matters.

I used a retired paper, sorry again, but I’ve got such a backlog of it that I’m not sure I can order more because I have no room!


On a strip of Whisper White I stamped the shoe image five times, four in Chocolate Chip and once in Pool Party.  Then I stamped it again on a scrap of Whisper White in pool party and trimmed it out.  Then I attached it to the card with Dimensionals and then I put two Mini Glue Dots on the front and attached two tiny, tiny Linen thread bows to look like shoelaces.


I hope that you enjoyed this card and the stamp set as much as I do.  This set, Guy Greetings, is so great for  all kinds of masculine cards.


The sentiments in this set cover so many reasons for cards, birthday, Father’s Day, Congratulations, and just because! I think this is a great set to have in your stamp library.  You can purchase this set at my online store HERE And today through October 23 (for five days only) all of our stamp sets are 15% off!  This doesn’t include bundles or clearance rack items.  What a deal!  Now, go and get shopping! 

Now, why don’t you go and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Guy Greetings, Gorgeous Grunge Ink  Chocolate Chip, Pool Party Paper Whisper White, Chocolate Chip Cardstock  Embellishments  Linen Thread.

Just “Dropping In to Say Hi”

Oh my word! Did you see the title of the post from yesterday?  It did not match the content AT ALL!  I had started to post about today’s project and changed my mind.  Please forgive me.  Here is today’s project…

Acorny Thank You
Acorny Thank You

Today’s project showcases the Acorny Thank You stamp set from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for the Smokey Slate background.  I trimmed out a small piece from the Sweet Li’L Things Designer Series Paper.  There are trees that are Smokey Slate and some of them are colored, Tangelo Twist and in Pool Party.  So, I stamped the Acorns in these colors.  Then I added some Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, because it is so close to Tangelo Twist.


Here is a closer view of the bottom of the card and the Acorns.  I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the acorns for a little sparkle.  Can you have enough sparkle?


I hope today’s project inspired you to go and create something sweet for somebody.

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Stamps Acorny Thank You, Ink Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Chocolate Chip  Cardstock  Very Vanilla, Smokey Slate, Sweet Li’l Things Embellishments Tangelo Twist Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Silver Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones Tools  Acorn Builder Punch

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Acorny Thank You

So, I’m Nuts About You!  Here is another card from Acorny Thank You stamp set, I hope it inspires you!

Acorny Thank You
Acorny Thank You

This is a simple little card that opens to the side.  I used the Acorny Thank You stamp set and the coordinating Acorn Builder Punch.  This punch is a duel punch, you can either use the full acorn, or just the top.  That makes it so we can have a brown bottom part of the acorn and a green top.   🙂

I must admit I messed up the middle stamp.  Oops!  I didn’t realize it until I took the picture.  But I want you to realize that we can mess up and the card is still great looking and the recipient will love it.


The background paper is from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper pack.  I just love this paper.  I think I’m going to need to purchase more soon!  There is a strip of Tip Top Taupe and Mossy Meadow.  I used some retired yellow ribbon to finish it.  I’m not sure I like where the bow is, what do you think?


Hopefully this card has inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Acorny Thank You  Ink  Mossy Meadow, Chocolate Chip, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey  Cardstock  Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow, Farmer’s Market DSP  Tools  Acorn Builder Punch

Vintage Leaves

This is another card for my husband’s friend.  I like how it is neutral, it could be used for almost any occasion and sent to either gender.    I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching framelits.  I also used a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and I planted it all on top of a piece from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper.


Vintage Leaves
Vintage Leaves

Here is another shot of the card…


I added some Basic Pearls and a Linen Thread bow.  A little bit of yellow ribbon to finish it off.   I have one more picture of this card for you.


I hope this inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!  All of the supplies for today’s card are available on mywebsite, why don’t you check it out and then make your own sweet cards.

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 Stamps  Vintage Leaves  Ink Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze  Cardstock Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe, Cajun Craze, Daffoidil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla  Tools  Leaflets Framelits  Embellishments  Basic Pearls, Linen Thread