Birthday Bones

I apologize for my long hiatus. For those that don’t know me personally, my 20 year old son, Marcus, decided to join the U.S. Navy. I have been an emotional wreck seeing him off (that happened last week, July 7) and every time I walk past his bedroom (can’t bring myself to close the door). I need to get out of my funk. What better way than with stamping, right? Sometimes we need to close off our minds and not actually think.   Today’s card does just that. I decided to CASE (Copy And Share Everything) my own card from exactly one year ago from Marcus’ swearing in ceremony last week.  You can see the post from July 7, 2015 here “Camo and Banners”. Hmmm…camouflage. It’s like I had a premonition…

Birthday Bones

Stamp Sets: No Bones About It, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow*, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow*
Lovelies:  Silver Mini Staples
Tools:  Handheld Stapler, Banner Framelits, Big Shot

*retired products

Let me know if you want to order anything!

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest page! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

Dreamy Love

Here’s the beautiful card my stamp club, The emBOSSing Queens, made this past Tuesday. I wanted to post it sooner, but couldn’t let them see it ahead of time!  I want to take this opportunity to discuss a couple of tools that are an absolute MUST if you have the Big Shot and love the intricate dies.  I used to deal with the sandwich of dryer sheet, cardstock, wax paper, die.  It worked, but not as cleanly as I would like.  Enter into my world the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot Die Brush (insert heavenly singing here).  Amazing!  I used the Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate and my dies cut perfectly!  Slap that baby onto the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad, run the brush over it a few times, and voila!  Perfect precision die cuts in an (almost) instant!  I could sing the praises of these tools ALL.DAY.LONG.

Dreamy Love

Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper:  Love Blossoms Stack
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Lovelies:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

I simply cannot get enough of this die and the tools! Let me know if you want them, too!

Camo & Banners

I have a coworker that asked me to make a Birthday card for her to give her Son-in-Law.  I naively asked if he had a favorite color or hobby.  He likes camouflage and guns.  Why do guys have to be so difficult to stamp for?  So, here is my version of a camo card.  She was specific on what she wanted it to say, so I printed the words on my computer using the Stencil font.  I really like the new Triple Banner Punch.  I used the Tip Top Taupe banner as a template on the burlap ribbon to achieve the same degree of point on it.  Just used the cuts-like-buttah Craft Scissors.  What do you think?  I’ll find out tomorrow if she likes it…

Son In Law

Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge
Ink Colors:  Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow
Cardstock:  Tip Top Taupe, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
Lovelies:  1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Triple Banner Punch, Mini Stapler

As always, let me know if you are interested in placing an order!

Happy Grunge

Today’s masculine card is another one that features the Starburst Sayings stamp set and Starburst Framelits Dies.  Don’t forget they are available as a bundle ($38.95 clear mount / $44.95 wood mount) that saves you 15% off the individual prices. They are listed in the Occasions Catalog, which is available for you to purchase from through June 1st


Stamp Sets:  Starburst Sayings, Simply Stars & Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit & Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Marina Mist, Summer Starfruit & Smoky Slate
Lovelies: Starburst Framelits Dies

As always, feel free to send me an email anytime to letting me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to place an order!