Month: May 2013

SU Sweet Essentials for the Bride and Groom

When I looked at the sweet, cuddly card by Therese Calvird at the MUSE Card Club # 17 this week, I kept thinking of “stacked objects.”


I was inspired to make a card that had that theme. I thought all week, and last night while my mom was visiting me in my stamping center, I came up with a tiered wedding cake. I have always wanted to make a wedding cake card. It wasn’t paper pierced but it was cut out paper that I embossed and put a black outline around. I also mounted it on a center panel like the MUSE card.

SU Sweet Essentials Bride and Groom!

SU Sweet Essentials BG

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Sweet Essentials
INK: SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Delicate Designs EF, SU Finishing Touches Edgelit, SU Stripes EF

SU Mixed Bunch

Happy 1st Anniversary to Dynamic Duos Challenge Blogspot #52!

I celebrated with them by using Challenge #42 Garden Green and Daffodil Delight to create a little gift for someone. This water bottle with lemonade is the perfect way to say I am thinking of you or thankful for you…maybe for a teacher, a bus driver, your postal worker- think of all the people you interact with on a daily or monthly basis. I picked Dasani water because it has a Garden Green colored lid;)

And, CASology #44 this week is BLOOM, and this project is so CAS I am going to share it over there too!!

SU Mixed Bunch Water Bottle

SU Mixed Bunch- Water Bottle-Left sideview


Project Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Mixed Bunch, SU Perfectly Preserved (sentiment)
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green
ACCESSORIES: SU Jumbo Brads (retired)
TOOLS: SU Blossom Punch, SU Bitty Banners Framelits, SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Corner Rounder, SU 1 3/8 Scallop Punch, SU 1 1/4 in Circle Punch

Week 44 - Bloom

SU Scentsational Christmas

The Friday Mashup # 109 challenged everyone to make a matching set of cards using four sheets of DSP. This was really fun to do, and now I have four more Christmas cards done for this year! First, I cut my strips of four kinds of DSP and cut each one in two pieces with the same measurements- the small square is 1-5/8″ and the rectangle is 1-5/8″ x 2-7/8″ placed on a 4” x 5-1/4” panel on the front of the card. Then, I arranged them in different patterns with 1/4 in between each layer before adhering them to my card base. I hope no one ever takes my pearls away…what would I do without them?

SU Christmas DSP

SU Scentsational Christmas gingerbreadtree
SU Scentsational Christmas cupcandy cane

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Scentsational Season
INK: SU Close to Cocoa (retired), SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Gumball Green
PAPER: SU Gumball Green, SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Very Vanilla, SU Be of Good Cheer DSP (retired)
ACCESSORIES: lots of SU Pearls
TOOLS: SU Windows Collection Framelits, SU Festive Paper Piercing Pack


SU You’re Amazing

 After a busy weekend with family, I had a few moments this morning to make a quick card for Freshly Made Sketches # 85. I wanted to get it done and posted since we are T-30 minutes from our road  trip  to tour law schools  my middle son was accepted to  and then onto Florida for my oldest son’s  law school graduation! Here is what I came up with using the colors from Fab Friday # 18 :

SU You're Amazing Lighter

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU You’re Amazing
INK: SU Soft Suede, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Primrose Petals, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Very Vanilla
PAPER: SU Print Poetry DSP, SU Soft Suede, SU Raspberry Ripple, SU Primrose Petals, SU Summer Starfruit, SU Very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: SU In Color Dahlias
TOOLS: SU Apothecary Framelits, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
FMS Final 85-001

Fab Fri Logos-015

SU Stippled Blossoms for a Happy Mother’s Day to Everyone!!

I wanted to wish everybody who is still up a Happy Mother’s Day today! Jim and I spent a wonderful day with our moms and extended family. Now, the food is put away, the dishwasher is running, and I had a moment to share a  card a thoughtful husband of one of my stamping friends got from me for his sweet wife for Mother’s Day. I used the SU Stippled Blossoms to create a 9 inch by 4 inch card that fit in a neat chocolate/espresso colored envelope tied with a pretty pink bow with a gift certificate inside: 

SU Stippled Blossoms Mother's Day!!!

SU Stippled Blossoms in envelope
SU Gift Certificate