Month: October 2012

Come Sail Away with Freshly Made Sketches…

We went to visit our son in Jacksonville this week and stopped off in St. Augustine. We strolled along the streets looking in the shops, and I could not resist this stamp set!!  I got home and set to work on Freshly Made Sketches #58. It is hard to see because Night of Navy is so dark but it really pops of the page!!!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: Stacy Stamps Sailing Set
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Chocolate Chip,
PAPER: SU Chocolate Chip, SU Night of Navy (border on image of boat), SU Pattern Pack DSP (retired)
TOOLS: Nestabilities Oval dies

Here’s the sketch:

Carly turns 21…

I have been waiting to post this apron card made for my neighbor and my daughter’s college roomie, Carly, who turned 21 last week. Carly LOVES to bake and even made an apron before the fall semester started so I thought this card was perfect for her. Carly’s Aunt Diane  just slipped a gift card into the pocket on the apron front made with the  the pear paper and rick rack.


Here’s the inside of the card opened up:

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Preserved. SU Mini Messages
INK: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Gumball Green, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Orchard Harvest DSP, SU Gumball Green, SU Very Vanilla, SU More Mustard, SU Early Espresso
ACCESSORIES: SU Early Espresso baker’s twine, random ribbon, rick rack, and buttons that coordinated with the colors in the DSP
TOOLS: SU Cannery Framelits dies, SU 1″ punch, SU 1 1/4 ” Scallop punch, SU 1 3/4 ” scallop punch, SU Corner Rounder, SU 1 1/2 ” circle punch

*Fellow demonstrator, Linda Heller, inspired me to create this card from her directions on STAMPING SCHOOL online. Check it out!

Hydrangea Retro Sketches # 34…


I absolutely, positively adore hydrangeas! I love the variety of colors God painted them. The are so lovely in bloom and equally gorgeous as a  dried arrangement. I will never forget making  table centerpieces for Meredith and Evan Slee the night before their wedding..we just clipped the flowers right of the bush in the back yard where the beautiful reception took place. I might add that Evan was heading to Afghanistan to serve for the first time (thank you, Evan, for your second tour taking place now!), and the wedding was planned in less than a week! And, it was one of the most inspiring and heartfelt weddings I have ever attended:)

Here’s the sketch:
Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Because I Care (retired)
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Elegant Eggplant (retired)
PAPER: Same as Ink, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Martha Stewart border punch cut in half, name?

Pals Paper Arts Christmas Blessings

My first Christmas post is for Pals Paper Arts #145. I love the designs in the Candlelight Christmas DSP, and STAMPIN’UP makes coordinating colors of Early Espresso, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, and Very Vanilla very easy.
Here’s my take on the challenge:


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU More Merry Messages
INK: SU Primrose Petals
PAPER: SU Primrose Petals, SU Gumball Green, SU Early Espresso, SU Candlelight Christmas DSP, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU 3/16″ metallic brads, SU Pearls
TOOLS: Nestabilities oval and square dies
This was a simple and elegant sketch challenge: