Month: September 2014

SU Bravo and Something for Baby – Side Step Card

The subtle colors are ColourMe Challenge #38 just had baby written all over them this week! I actually needed a few baby cards so this was a timely color challenge- my last post had a baby theme and now this one, too.



SU Bravo for Baby Side Step Card!

SU Bravo for Baby Side Step Card Close-Up!

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Bravo, SU Something for Baby
INK: SU Pool Party, SU So Saffron, SU Blushing Bride
PAPER: SU Pool Party, SU So Saffron, SU Blushing Bride, SU Whisper White, SU SAB DSP 2013 (retired)
ACCESSORIES: SU Mini Silver Brads
TOOLS: SU Baby’s First Framelits

Thank you to Chris Slogar for the schematic she has posted on her blog HERE. It is the second one in the post under the Holiday Home Side Step Card.


9/23/14 Thank you, Tara for the pick this week!


Don’t forget about the Weekly Deals going on until Monday, September 22- I am putting in an order at 9 pm so if you want any great goodies like the 2″ Circle Punch, the Flip Card Framelit, or the gold ribbon for Christmas…

Contact me at

or give me a call at 724-323-2296.

You can also order HERE.

Put in the current Hostess Code to be included in a drawing for a SU treat from me:)

SU Itty Bitty Banners for Baby

Tara has a neat challenge for us this week at the Friday Mashup #178. I am utterly amazed week after week when I see what you crafty ones create for the challenges. And this week, I am really excited to see your cards and projects!



Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
 Create a Project using “Vellum.”
Create a Project with “Stitching (Sewing or Faux).”
Mash it up! and create a Project with “Vellum and Stitching.”


Grab a cup of something….I am going to get long winded

…thanks in advance for the therapy time, friends!

Now, I have to say…I really did attempt the “sewing on card stock” technique. My little RN was off of work and sat in my stamping room with me enjoying a good book while I played around with this challenge (priceless day). So, I have a witness that I got out the sewing machine, watched a few tutorials, and then attempted to sew on my card stock! Oh my, I changed up tensions and blah, blah, blah but all that needle did was make ugly holes in my paper and ball up on the opposite side of the paper. Ugh…

I was attempting to sew a vellum pocket like the card on p. 149 of the Annual Catalog and put some little circles in it. Well, since I could not get the sewing to work out for me, I decided to make a pocket with vellum and some SU Lullaby DSP using the SU Banner Framelits layered inside each other. I then added a little banner with  DSP and vellum just adhered directly to the banner. I added some circles to the outside of the vellum, too. But I still did not have any stitching on my card!!! I tried my white gel pen that would not cooperate with me, either.  So out came the Needlepoint Embossing Folders to the rescue. How did I end up spending so much time on a card? Once I started I just would not get it out of my head…

SU Itty Bitty Banners Baby!


SU Itty Bitty Banner for Baby Close up !!!

Now, you boys and girls go create something for this challenge

that does not drive you crazy!

You can link up at the Friday Mashup.

SU Thoughts and Prayers

The Paper Players Challenge # 213

this week has some fall colors on the roster.


I just did a few leaf themed cards so thought I would go more somber with these earthtones.

I chose to do a sympathy card because

we are never quite prepared to make one when we need one.

SU Thoughts and Prayers Regals Close-up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Always Artichoke, SU Cajun Craze
PAPER: SU Very Vanilla, SU Cajun Craze, SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Blackberry Bliss
ACCESSORIES: SU Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon, SU Naturals Baker’s Twine, SU Designer Series Button Always Artichoke (retired), SU Pearls

SU Thoughts and Prayers Regals

I just met a very sweet friend, Tami, at my new stamping spot at the mall. We have been in touch via email for a few months- she always sends me such encouraging messages. I was so happy to finally get to meet her and stamp two times last week! I hope this card gives her a clean and simple idea of how to use this new set I just delivered to her:)

9/20/14 Thank you, JoAnne for the pick this week at the Paper Players:)

Cut Above Badge

Since I added a ribbon and button embellishment that finished off the card, I thought I may as well share another card with the crew over at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 105.


SU Life’s Adventure

Hello, my little pretties…I have a sparkly card to share with you today using SU Hello Honey and Coastal Cabana inks and papers for the

ColourMe Striking Challenge # 37.

CM 37


SU Life's Adventure

SU Life's Adventure #2


I used the Freshly Made Sketches # 153 to give me a starting point to use with a Hostess Set called Life’s Adventure found in the current Stampin’ Up Annual Catalog  I just love the Large Polka Dot embossing folder! And, I used the Hexagon Punch that is on the Weekly Deals ending today to create those sharp pennants ends on the sentiment. If you want one…you can order HERE or contact me at

Enjoy some stamping today!