You are Totally Awesome

It’s a new month over at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies and I’ve decided to use some new dies that I bought just recently. This set is called Rose Wonder and it had coordinating dies called Rose Garden Thinlits. I decided to start off by using another stamp set called Work of Art to stamp behind my Rose with Crush Curry. I then used my thinlet leaf die to watercolor the leaves with Wild Wasabi. I added a little crumb cake dots from my Gorgeous grudge set and then layered my die cuts over the areas in which I had added the color. For my sentiment, I decided to stamp with versa mark and then emboss the sentiment with gold. I also decided to add just a piece of washi tape to add a little more to the card.

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Supersize Please

Have you ever bought a stamp set and die set that you just think is so cute. Well this is one of those for me. I was recently out at Scrapbook Expo and saw this set by Stamps for Life. I just loved the Supersize Fries, and just had to have it.


For this card, I just wanted to showcase the fries. I wanted to make a clean simple card, nothing to fancy. I started out by stamping on a white sheet of Whisper White paper the french fries. I then used my Spectrum Noir markers to color them in and used the french fries die to cut them out. After viewing, the one layer of fries, I decided to really supersize them by adding a second layer. I cut the fry box out in Real Red paper and then decided on the sentiment. The sentiment is embossed with white embossing powder. I added them to a whisper white background and then layered it with black on a whisper white base.

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I’ve been wanting to play with my new Sweet cupcake stamp set and dies and I finally  got to play! I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch # 246 for this card. I love to play along with various challenges. Here’s the sketch and card I made using the sketch.


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Stamp Used: Sweet Cupcake and Swirly Bird by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Cupcake Cutout Framelits

Inks Used: Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose, Pink Priouette, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, Crumb Cake

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Pink

Accessories: Stampin Up’ Dimensionals, Fine Tip Glue





Here’s a quick and easy Congrats card that I created. I like to have a few cards made and available in case something comes up and thought this would be perfect for an engagement or a wedding. I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketches #244 as an outline for this card.



Over the Rainbow

Thanks for joining me over at the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies this month. For this month, I decided to showcase a card that I made for my mom’s best friend Judy. My mom and July share the same birthday but were born in different years. They have been best of friends since I was about 3 years old. Judy loves colors so I thought why not showcase a beautiful rainbow on her card.

For this card, I used the following dies  MFT Rainbow die, Clouds dies and a sun die from Spellbinders. I used the Stampin Up! Marquee Messages Stamp set for the sentiments. Please leave me comments as I love to hear from all of you.


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Happy Bird Day!

Today is my Mom’s Birthday and she loves Flamingos! I just recently bought Pop of Paradise  from Stampin’ Up! with the Flamingo in it and knew that I was going to create a Birthday card for her. I looked at different examples of what others did out online but couldn’t find anything that I liked so I decided to create a little scenery for the card. I’ve decided to enter this into the challenge over at Stamping Sensations. This month is feature a creature.

For this card, I started out by stamping my flamingo and fussy cutting him out. I then used the Seaside Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up to make my waves. For the sun, I used a spellbinders set to cut out the shape and stamped the sun. I didn’t like how it looked for the middle of the sun so I cut out the sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set and used my 1″ circle punch to cut it out. To make it blend in a bit I blended my Daffodil delight ink around the sun. I then decided I wanted a palm tree so I used a stampscapes stamp Frond to make the tree. The base of the tree was made from a wood grain embossing folder. I added some white gel to give the waves a little more pop. The background of my card is sponged with marina mist.

Happy Birthday Mom!



Everyone could use a little Sunshine!   Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just feels like you don’t know if your going to see the Beautiful sun. Well this week was one of those weeks. Not that the sun wasn’t shining outside because it was, it  just felt like the rain was always coming down. I had two friends that last loved ones this  week and my heart just felt so heavy for them and still does.


I hope that the sun shines down on all of you this Week!


I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches 242 Sketch Challenge.

Graduation Time

My son graduated from High School at the end of May and for his graduation card, I wanted it to be different from the traditional types. I decided to pull out some of my dies and this is what I came up with.


For this card, I started off by using my translucent embossing paste and adding a little Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin Up. I mixed them together and it came up with a beautiful yellow for the stars. I then used my stars stencil from Stampin Up to adhere the embossing paste on my paper. I went ahead and allow it time to dry and then I started planning the rest of my card.

I bought this wonderful light bulb die a while back from My Favorite Things and thought wouldn’t that be cute for the hat to sit on and then found a die that said Class of and I then found my little numbers. I dug thru my stash of dies some more and found the Congratulations for the top. After putting them on top of the dried stars I then decided to add the clear Stitch Circle behind the light bulb and words. I just loved how it turned out. My son loved it! He told me that I really did a great job on it.

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It’s Your Day Dad

With Father’s Day approaching us this month, I thought it would be fitting to make a card to let my Father-in-law know that it’s his Day. My father-in-law is an Awesome Dad. He is a Very hard worker (even though he is retired) and loves to spend time with family. He never fails to tell all of us how much he loves us. He is one of the Best Men that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving.


For this card,  I started off by die cutting my sail boat with DSP and card stock. I chose to use a retired Stampin Up DSP in the green stripes and crumb cake for the 2 sails, the base of the boat is wood grain. The sailboat die is by MFT stamps. I then cut my clouds out and decided to sponge them with a little tempting turquoise. The waves are also by MFT Stamps and called Stitched scalloped edges. I used a retired Stampin Up! DSP paper for them. The sentiment stamps are from June’s Stampin’ Up! Paper pumpkin kit.

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