Month: April 2013

SU You Are My Sunshine

It’s a Sun Shiny Day over at the Friday Mashup # 107 this week. I didn’t mash it up with an easel but did combine it with a neat sketch over at The Paper Players #143. I love the sunny yellow combined with vibrant green on a neutral kraft base. I adapted the placement of the second smaller circle to go above my image because it fit better that way;) I also put the exact same size yellow oval under the sentiment that you see when you turn the card. It needed something else, and I didn’t have anything that nested well so that is what I came up with- similar to my last baby card.  Have a SUN SHINY DAY, EVERYONE! 

SU You Are My Sunshine


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU You are my Sunshine (retired- 2001!), No name on $1 flower stamp
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green, SU Whisper White, SU Brights Pattern DSP
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green
TOOLS: SU Extra Large Oval Punch, Marvey Scallop Punch


SU Patterned Occasions

I wanted to use some of my Parker’s Patterns DSP before it retires next month. It is such a great DSP for masculine cards or kid/teenage cards. I love it- the colors go together so nicely. I used the Fab Friday # 17 sketch challenge to create this fun card:

SU Patterned Occasions Smarty Pants2
Did you notice how the jeans stamped with faded knees? I was not trying to make it look that way but when it stamped that way- I liked it!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Patterned Occasions
INK: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: SU Not Quite Navy, SU Marina Mist, SU Early Espresso, SU Very Vanilla, SU Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES: SU Natural Trim Ribbon, random brads
TOOLS: SU Corner Punch and Slot Punches (both retired), SU Word Window Punch, SU Houndstooth EF

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SU Lovely as a Tree with SU Petite Pairs One Layer Card

Here I am with another card using SU Petite Pairs- such a great set! I used the ever popular and never dying…Lovely as a Tree;) I made this for Jaydee’s The Paper Players # 142  One Layer Card Challenge.


Here is the inside of the card:

SU Lovely as a Tree with SU Petite Pairs Inside

Here is a side view showing how the card looks when open…

SU Lovely as a Tree with Su Petite Pairs Open

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Lovely as a Tree, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Basic Black, SU Barely Banana, SU Really Rust for sponging (retired)
PAPER: SU Whisper White
TOOLS: Sizzix Movers and Shapers Die



Oh, this stamp set brings back fond memories of being surprised by my hubby who took me to my  first Stampin’ Up Convention in Salt Lake City last year even before I was a demonstrator! It was so much fun that he talked me into signing up with SU. I loved the theme song “I Am” that was played throughout the convention- how could I not jump right in? What a great time it has been meeting wonderful people in my community and online- I am so thankful for everyone who has come into my life;) This is how I feel about you all:


Card Recipe:
INK: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Melon Mambo, SU Pumpkin Pie
PAPER: SU Lucky Limeade, SU Melon Mambo, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Kraft, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine
TOOLS: SU Honeycomb EF, SU Cupcake Sizzlet, SU Apothecary Accents Framelits, SU Needlepoint TIEF

I used turned the sketch on its side from Pals Paper Arts # 156 and used the colors from Colour Q # 186. The featured designer at Muse  Card Club # 14 this week is  Virginia Lu who made a beautiful, brightly colored card with a white background on a Kraft card base  framing a  white focal image with some little pearls scattered which I did as well in my own way:

Happy Mother's Day

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Guest Designer for CASology Challenge # 41 GIGGLE using SU So Many Scallops

Hello, everyone! I was so excited when I was asked to be the Guest Designer for  Week # 41 at CASology– a favorite site of mine;) Stop over to see what the amazing Design Team has created and play along.

Week 41 - GIGGLE

When I was given the cue word: GIGGLE, I immediately thought of  babies. Off  I went to search out my extremely limited baby stamp collection which consists of only single pieces out of  a few occasion stamp sets. Imagine how happy I was when I saw that SU So Many Scallops actually had the word GIGGLE on the baby stamp!  So, I went with it:

SU So Many Scallops 2


SU So Many Scallops Close-Up image

I had fun embellishing the card but still kept  it clean and simple with a main focal image surrounded by an abundant amount of white space. I layered a scalloped circle of pink CS  under the image- I think it adds a little something to the card;) 

SU So Many Scallops CASology Close-Up

Card Recipe:

STAMPS: SU So Many Scallops (retired)
INK: SU Pretty in Pink
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES: SU Subtles Designer Buttons Pretty in Pink, SU Pearls, SU 5/8″ White Organza Ribbon
TOOLS: SU 1 3/4″ Scallop Punch, SU Two Tags Die

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