Baby Bear for Autum Kaye

We went to visit my newest little niece yesterday – Autum Kaye. Just 10 days old! What a sweet baby!  Here’s the congratulations card I made the new parents. I am so pleased with it – Baby Bear is simply darling and perfect to welcome a new little life. I have my friend Stephanie to thank for the idea of making a square card. I hadn’t made one in quite a while, but she recently made a baby card that was square…inspiration! And a big thank you to Stampin’ Up for making the bow in the Holly Berry Builder punch match the Baby Bear bow.

Baby Bear for Autum

Baby Bear Girl

Stamp Set:  Baby Bear
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: 2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, Blushing Bride Stitched Satin Ribbon
Tools:  Holly Berry Builder Punch

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


Delicate Birthday Blossoms

And today’s card is the second one I had my fun group of ladies at church make. This one features the Emboss Resist Technique.  It was more involved, which is why the entire class ended up being about 3 hours. Bless them for putting up with me for that long! I had them emboss the Delicate Details stamps in white and then use sponge daubers to add color. I also had them use the daubers to add a little bit of Peekaboo Peach to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the front. So bright and springy!

Delicate Birthday Blossoms

Stamp Sets: Birthday Blossoms, Delicate Details
Cardstock: Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Versamark
Lovelies: Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools: Sponge Daubers, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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!

Softly Falling, Beautiful You

Today we take a dramatic turn from the last two whimsical posts. There are some people I know that are going through trying times right now with physical pain. One of them is my little Hunter Bunter. She’s dealing with a knee injury that happened during a soccer game.  She had looked through the Occasions catalog when I first received it and she really liked the Beautiful You set. It has sweet sentiments and lovely brush artwork. When she saw there were new Watercolor Pencils that included her favorite colors Pacific Point and Pumpkin Pie, she insisted we needed them. My little enabler! I am glad that I bought them. The texture of the pencils is smooth and perfect with the Blender Pens.  I wanted a subtle background and the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder seemed like a good fit, as it appears to be tiny raindrops falling. And with that, I hope a card will help cheer my Huntley up, if only for a moment.


Stamp Set:  Beautiful You
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie
Specialty Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Pearls Basic Jewels, 5/8” Organza Ribbon
Tools:  Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform



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

Sweet Tea Time Memories

I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents all throughout my summers in my youth. Lots of weekends during the school year, too. I was blessed to have them living close to me all the way up to the age of 15.  My grandmother and I would enjoy a cup of tea every afternoon and evening I was with her. I remember how she said true tea drinkers don’t need to add anything to enhance flavors, as long as you had high quality tea and steeped it properly.  I still enjoy A Nice Cuppa black tea – no sweetners, no enhancements – every day.  And sometimes 3 or 4 cups!  I miss my grandparents terribly, but I know my memories will keep me until I see them again.

 Tea Time

Stamp Set: A Nice Cuppa
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Have A Cuppa Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Paper Snips

The Occasions Catalog ends on May 31st. Be sure to get your hands on the Have A Cuppa Suite of products before they are gone!

Suite Combo!

Here’s a card that highlights TWO new sets from the upcoming 2016 Occasions catalog, which can be ordered beginning January 5th through May 31st, 2016. And do the happy dance – the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder has been carried over from the Holiday catalog!  YAY!

Suite Combo

Stamp Sets: Suite Sayings, Timeless Textures
Cardstock:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky
Lovelies: Softly Falling TIEF, Venetian Crochet Trim, Jewels Basic Pearls, Tags & Labels Framelits

I hope to keep the sneak peeks coming! Stay tuned!

Stamp Club Thank You!

My new round of The emBOSSing Queens Stamp Club met last week – what a fun group of ladies!  I always like to give a thank you gift for signing up…and I love highlighting the latest In Colors.  This year, the gifts are perpetual Birthday calendars.  They are an adorable size – 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.  Perfect for keeping track of important Birthdays and Anniversaries!

Small Perpetual Calendars

Stamp Set:  Happy Happenings
Cardstock:  Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron
Designer Series Paper Stack:  2015-2017 In Colors
Punches:  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 1 3/4″ Circle, 2″ Circle, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle
Lovely:  Pearls Basic Jewels

Keep on Stampin’!

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