Month: February 2013

A Balanced Diet is Chocolate in Each Hand…

I have been thinking about this CANDY challenge at Addicted to CAS # 6 for a while. A little $1 box of chocolates stamp has sat on my shelf for a long time. Not quite sure why I bought it- probably because it was only a buck. How many times have you done that? Somewhere along the line, I also got the Studio G sentiment but again, it sat unused. Until today when I fussed way too long trying to get them to work with each other. I liked the design of the card but the stamp is one of those darn things that stamps different every time you plop it down hence…I plopped it down many times until I got it to where I wanted to show it to you all out there! You know how it goes- you get three of the images stamped and then the fourth is messed up. In the end, my favorite part of the card is the scrumptious chocolate brown glimmer paper that layers under the unembellished clean and simple stamped image. The photo just doesn’t do the glimmer any justice…lol.


Another SU Occasions Alphabet—well, there are 26 letters…

Since there are 26 letters in the alphabet, I could be posting one for the next 24 days…but I won’t. I just could not resist doing another one for the CASual Fridays Challenge #90 -Black and White+ one color.  I could not use yesterday’s baby card post since Dynamic Duos asks not to be entered with another color challenge- if I read the rules correctly? Anyhow, I was inspired to make this card from Marion Vagg’s card on the MUSE #6 Challenge:


I totally was in awe of Marion’s use of Washi tape. I have been seeing this everywhere and wanted to get my hands on some. Last week, my friend Sandy and I had a fun girls’ running around day, and I picked up some of this trendy Washi tape…and here I got to not only use it but also  get dizzy looking at it:

SU Occasions Alphabet- G!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Occasions Alphabet
INK: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper WHite
TOOLS: Nestabilities Ovals, Paper Hole Puncher

SU Occasions Alphabet

I had to chuckle when I came across this embossing folder in my stash. The focal image that is behind the stamped oval says…FRIEND. I looked at all the words on the folder and some I don’t think I would use to describe a friend…tickle? kissable? irresistible? However, I thought all the words describe a BABY- The Paper Players #133 theme this week-  so I decided to use the embossing folder with the SU Occasions Alphabet “B” is for Baby.  I used the colors for Dynamic Duos #40 this week to create this simple and quick card. It took me longer to take a good photo of it!

SU Occasions Alphabet

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Occasions Alphabet
INK: SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Tempting Turquoise, SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: SU Designer Buttons-turquoise, random little black button, baker’s twine
TOOLS: Nestabilities Ovals and Scallops, CB Embossing Folder

SU Oh, Hello…

Oh, I finally used my SU Flower Trim and the Oh, Hello stamp set from the Spring Catalog. I was definitely inspired by Jennifer’s Design card but didn’t have the nerve to add color to my flowers just yet. I wanted to brush them with  SU Perfect Plum…next time! To design the card I used Freshly Made Sketches # 73  and  Fab Friday # 12 colors. 

The Texture in this card fits right in with the Friday Mashup Challenge # 97!

Card Recipe:
INK: SU Wild Wasabi, SU Baja Breeze
PAPER: SU Perfect Plum, SU Very Vanilla, SU Wild Wasabi
ACCESSORIES: SU Baja Breeze Pleated ribbon, SU 5/8 Flower Trim
TOOLS: SU Ovals dies, SU Perfect Polka Dots EF, SU Corner Rounder, SU Simply Scored Scoring Tool, SU Little Leaves Sizzlet die, a lot of SU Stampin’ Dimensionals

FMS Final 73-001
Fab Fri Logos-008

Let’s have a cup of coffee…

Therese Calvird definitely inspired me this week at  MUSE #4 Challenge.  

Half Full

It is easy to see how her card directed me- a clean, crisp design, a portrait panel popped of the card front, and a great focal image of a beverage. I grabbed a Hero Arts stamp I got as a stocking stuffer a few years back and found an old stamp sentiment that I have no clue who made – and went to work on my card. Of course, I had to use SU Early Espresso (coffee) and Very Vanilla (creamer) paper with Kraft (-ing: the perfect beverage to have while sitting at my desk) to make this  very clean and simple card.  I could not decide which combo I like more, so here are both:


Thanks a Latte Vanilla
Thanks a Latte Kraft

I wish we could have coffee together today, friends! Or maybe we did- just in different places;))