Thursday, August 21, 2014

Short and Sweet

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Bloom With Hope Thanks

It's Thank You Time again!  Saturday's workshop order was delivered and has been sorted and inside each package is a little thank you from me to the girls!

I have so much fun making these each month and I hope the girls like them too.

Each card is 3" x 3" and fits nicely inside the sleeve of a stamp set or package of bling.  Today's card starts with a base of Basic Black cut at 6" x 3" and scored at 3".  The first layer is Baked Brown Sugar cut at 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and then Very Vanilla at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".

I stamped the large flower from the Hostess Set - Bloom With Hope with Momento Ink and then colored it with Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities and Daffodil Delight. 

Using Gorgeous Grunge, I stamped the small splotches with Old Olive. I then sponged the edges with Baked Brown Sugar.

The Thank You is from Blooming with Kindness.  It's a perfect fit!  Inside I put another piece of Very Vanilla cut at 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" to write my thank you notes inside.

It turned out pretty nice, don't you think?  I'm still just crazy about coloring with my Blendabilities!  If you haven't tried them yet... you should check them out and give them a try.  Nothing more relaxing that coloring.  Remember those days as a kid when coloring was you dream job!?  Great Fun!

Thank you for looking in today.  If I can help you with anything you see here, please let me know!

~ Donna

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Before I share today's card, I have a question for you.  Did you receive your Holiday Catalog in the mail yet?  My regular customers began getting theirs today! 

If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to have one (a demonstrator and a catalog), please email me with your information and I will be happy to send one to you!

I'll soon be sharing it on my blog, so you will be able to see it online as well.  Email me:

Now, on today's card:  Happy Birthday to My Brudder!

It's time to dig out this great photopoly set for a birthday card for my brother.  This sentiment is so perfect for him because he's SOOO much older than me.  So much so, that I felt like an only child most of the time!  LOL 

He's eleven years older, so I can certainly rib him about this - don't you think? 

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a happy hump day!
~ Donna 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sweet Baby Boy

Saw this adorable card on Cindy B.'s blog and just knew I had to give it a go.  I changed it up some so it's not a total CASE, but it's close.

I have to admit, it did take me several attempts to get the ombre effect to work right on the word "baby".  I had a bit of trouble with the ink bleeding outside the lines and had to keep backing off.  With the Blendabilities, I'm just so used to doing a lot of coloring and I had to have a much lighter hand in the small space.

I think it came out pretty good though, if I do say so myself!  The shoes I just kept one shade of blue for ease, but you could certainly blend in some color there as well.

Well, it's way past my bedtime and the next couple of weeks will be very busy at the office, so off I go to get some zzzz's.

Thank you for looking in today - have a great week!

~ Donna

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!