Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Beautiful You Floral Boutique

Can you believe that I've had this DSP for MONTHS and just opened it!  I've had so many great ideas from others and on my own that I've been wanting to do and simply hadn't managed to get to any of them.

Finally, here is one of the ideas I've been toying with.  I stamped the image on one of the more open designs in the paper pack and then fussy cut the dress hair and hat in once piece to adhere onto the stamped image on Whisper White.

So as not to waste paper by stamping the girl first on Whisper White, I die cut the circles from Stitched Shapes and then stamped onto the circle.  The smaller sentiments can be stamped first and then cut because you don't need so much room for them and can guess the space needed better.  Of course, you could cut them first, whatever is easiest for you.

Night of Navy - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4"
Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"

Largest Stitched Shapes Circle
Largest Layering Circles Scallop

Stamps - Beautiful You
Ink - Night of Navy

Here you can see a close up of what I cut out and glued down.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Tuesday!

~ Donna

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Hey Chick, Chick, Chick

I just couldn't resist making another Hey Chick card after putting my stamps away from last weekend.  Seeing the Hardwood Background stamp made me do it!

Simple card using some scraps up as well as making something fun.


Crumb Cake - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"

Real Red - 5 1/4" x 4"
Crumb Cake - 5" x 3 7/8" - inked with Soft Suede on the Hardwood Background

Whisper White scraps were used for the Chicks and the "hey chick".

Then Real Red cut 1/4 inch bigger on each end than the Whisper White Scraps.

I carefully colored the Real Red with with our Real Red Stampin' Write Marker and Pumpkin Pie for the beak and feet.

Simple and fun!  I just love these chickies, can you tell? 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Keeping It Inside the Lines

Finally I had some time to just color and play with my FREE Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration booklet.  I've been wanting to for so long, but had to find a time when I could relax and color without being rushed.

What did I color with you ask?  Why, our Watercolor Pencils of course!  These things have been so popular they were on the out of stock list, but they are back again and you can get yours now too!

Since I stamped on regular cardstock, I used our Blender Pens and they smoothed the colors out beautifully.  I used the Momentum Black ink since I didn't need it to be waterproof.  If I were stamping and coloring with our Aqua Pen, I would have used our Archival Black or StazOn Black.

I tried two different measurements for the borders.  Tell me which one you like best.

Melon Mambo (below) and Calypso Coral (way above) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5" x 3 3/4" (mambo) and 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (coral)
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" (mambo) and 4 5/8" x 3 3/8" (coral)
Basic Black - 4" x 2 1/8" (mambo) and  3 7/8" x 1 7/8" (coral)
DSP - 3 3/4" x 1 7/8" (mambo) and  3 3/4" x 1 3/4" (coral)

Basically - one card is 1/4" inch bigger on 2 sides when measuring and the other is 1/8" bigger.

I used a sentiment from Bunch of Blossoms.

Thank you for looking in today!  Have a Blessed Sunday.

~ Donna

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tasty Truck Thank You Notes

I just love making these little thank you notes after a workshop.  I think this has to be one of my favorites because of all the colors!  I was a little afraid the truck wouldn't fit on the 3 x 3, but it did, Yay!!


Whisper White - 6" x 3", scored and folded at 3".
Tasty Truck, stamped with Rose Red
Sentiment with Pacific Point
Tacos - Tangerine Tango
Flag banners - Bermuda Bay
Thank You inside - Emerald Envy

Not even one drop of black ink on this card!  I don't think I've ever done that before.  I love it!

Thank you for looking in today - Happy Saturday!

~ Donna

Friday, February 17, 2017

Yes, It's Retired!

Ok, so this is retired, but it was a stamp I just couldn't let go of and now I'm glad I didn't!

At the office I've been working with the Farmer Brothers Coffee Rep to see if we can get coffee service at the office.  We have several that drink coffee all day long.  He's been so nice giving us things to try (yes, I know it's to hook us on the good stuff they have) and he even found a fabulous tea that I've been looking for.  I just wanted to give him a fun card to say "thank you" and what better way than this one?

I bet some of you still have this stamp in your stash of favorites too.  I know this is a keeper for me.


Chocolate Chip - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Neutrals Designer Series Paper - Chocolate Chip - 5 1/4" x 4"
So Saffron - 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
Crumb Cake - 3 1/4" x 2 1/2"

Stamps: Perfect Blend / Endless Thanks

I stamped the cup on the Crumb Cake then again (just the middle) on So Saffron and the top onto Very Vanilla then fussy cut them out to layer onto the original stamp.

Since I couldn't decide which of the other two stamps that go with Perfect Blend, I decided to use both.  One inside (above) and one on the back (below).

Looks like my light source kind of washed out the back.

I hope we can go with their coffee company.  It will be nice to have an easy way to keep coffee brewing all the time, especially at election time.  Besides, they have other great beverages as well that we can purchase.  Their hot cocoa mix is fabulous!

A big thank you to Luis from Farmer Brothers Coffee... and thank you for letting me use a retired stamp today.  

Happy FRIDAY!  (and a three day weekend!)

~ Donna

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thirty Five Years Goes Fast!

Thirty five years ago today I was writing thank you notes (store bought - ugh!) for gifts I'd received at my very first baby shower on February 15th!  The shower was at our church and so much fun.  Gosh, I sure miss those old days with all the church ladies - young and old - gathered around for bridal and baby showers!  I spent all day resting and writing those little notes.  Soon as the last one was done and I'd climbed into bed, the contractions began!  Oh boy, what a long night that was.

Then late evening on the 17th my baby boy arrived through the escape hatch (C-section)  LOL.

So now here we are getting ready to celebrate another year and I'm one proud Momma!  He is now an Oncology Nurse at Mayo Hospital here in Scottsdale, Arizona.  His Grandparents would all be so proud!

So, on to the card.


Pacific Point - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Emerald Envy 5 1/4" x 4"
Party Animal Designer Series Paper - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
Emerald Envy - 4" x 3"

Stamps used - Balloon Adventures and Big on Birthdays.  Inside I added the 35th with my Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker.

Along the bottom of the Whisper White I used the Candle Border Punch from the 2017 Occasions  Catalog.

Thank you for looking in today.  Happy Thursday!

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~ Donna

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tasty Cake Tasty Truck

February is a very busy Birthday month around here.  Today is Brittney's Birthday, my Sister-in-Law was the 13th (but we're going to see her Saturday) so I got busy making a couple of cute cards for them.

This was so simple, no coloring involved, simply stamp with the color desired.

Rich Razzleberry - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Bermuda Bay - 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Rich Razzleberry - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"
Melon Mambo - 4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Rich Razzleberry - 4" x 2 1/2"
Whisper White - 3 7/8" x 2 1/4"

Whisper White and Melon Mambo using Layering Circle Dies

I stamped using Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay.
The headlights are Metallics Enamel Shapes as are the hubcaps.
I also added some Enamel Dots (that I just realized may be retired!)

Thank you for looking in today.  Enjoy this cute card - I hope the recipients will also enjoy them!

~ Donna

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