Friday, April 24, 2015

Baked Brown Sugar Dog

I was going thru my stamp sets and setting aside those that are retiring and it looks like I will be selling quite a few!  There are even a couple with matching framelits.  I have not even gone thru the DSP that will be retiring.  I have so much of that, too.  So I decided that for today's  card I would use my least favorite retiring In color, Baked Brown Sugar.  And it looks so cute on today's card! I diecut the Baked Brown Sugar DSP using the WPlus9 dies, Sending Sunshine Layers and the little dog from Avery Elle's Furry Friends stamp set.  By using the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, all I had to do was stamp the dog and cut it out.  No coloring required, although I added a little Crystal Effects to his nose.  I used SU's Banner Framelits and scalloped and oval punches and finished it off by using those pretty In Color sequins.  I am most sorry to see the Coastal Cabana going away.  Oh well, I am sure there will be new pretty things to take its place.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Perfect Forever Stamp!

My personal enabler introduced me to a new product she thought I would like.  And she was right!  (Thank you, Regina!) I do like them; I did purchase some and I am sharing this product with all of you.

Direct from the United States Postal Service website:  "People are returning to a more meaningful, more joyful way to connect with one another: sending and receiving handwritten letters and cards.  From Me To You features not only 20 Forever Stamps, but also stickers and labels for decorating envelopes, letters and greeting cards.  It's a fun and creative way to personalize your message." 

These are Forever Stamps and cost .49 each or $9.80 for a page of 20 stamps.  I ordered 3 pages and the shipping charge was $1.30.  Hopefully the link below will take you directly to that USPS page from which you can place your order.   From Me To You Forever® Stamps | USPS  

Or maybe you can just go to your local Post Office and pick some up.  If the link did not work, go to; click on Postal Store and stamps; scroll down to the You and Me image; and click on it.  I usually choose stamps with flags, flowers or birds.  But I think these stamps will look very cute on the handmade cards I send.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A Speedy Recover

My dear friend, Chris, had back surgery last week.  There was no better way to wish her a speedy recovery than with this cute little turtle who has an ice pack on his back!! He is part of Lawn Fawn's On The Mend stamp set, as is the sentiment.   After coloring him with my Copic markers, I cut him out with a coordinating die.  I am getting very spoiled with the recent stamp sets I have purchased that have coordinating dies.  After stamping the little blades of grass (WPlus9) I adhered the little guy using dimensionals.  With the turtle being cut using a die, I didn't have to mask the little blades of grass. I put him right on top.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Retiring Products

With a new catalog coming soon, it's time to say goodbye to some stamps and accessories from the 2014-2015 annual catalog.  Retiring stamps and accessories will be available while supplies last until June 2.  However, due to high demand for retiring stamps, SU will continue producing retired stamps through May 26(not accessories~~accessories are only available while supplies last). 
Here is a link to the list of retiring products: 
If you see anything you need, please shop thru my SU website,
Have a great day!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Those Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Frames

Happy Monday!  I have to start by saying card classes this weekend were quite fun.  I am very lucky to find myself in the midst of some really wonderful ladies!  During card class we laugh, we swear, we share, we create and our friendships grow.  Thanks to Stampin' Up and my Cricut machine I have met these beautiful ladies and I am grateful.  Now for today's card~~I had to so many of the frames and layers that I cut when I first received the Die-namics Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle STAX dies by My Favorite Things I had to start using them. I was cutting frames and layers like crazy and then I had my own stack of  "what am I going to do with all of these frames"?  The flower is from a retired SU set, but it fit perfectly into one of my frames.  So it got stamped using Memento black ink and colored using my Prismacolor pencils.  I then wanted it to stand out a little from the frames so I added the black layer.  Tomorrow the SU retired list comes out so we will find out what items will not carry over to the new catalog.  I will have the link to the retired list right here tomorrow!  Have a great day!


Friday, April 17, 2015

More Birthday Balloons

Earlier this week I posted a birthday card created using the Action Wobble Springs and the Lawn Fawn balloon dies.  As I was getting ready for card classes this weekend I was distracted by the dies.  I thought it would be fun to make a more masculine version of the earlier card.  So here it is!  Same card but Basic Gray and black.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set in the Occasions Mini and was stamped in Gray.  This is a fun card to make and the balloon dies are fun to play with, too!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lots of Thanks

Today's card was easy to create and was created using some of my favorite things.  Just as I used two circle framelits on yesterday's card, I used two stitched rectangle frames to create the frame for this card.  The stitched rectangles from Lawn Fawn have quickly become a favorite way of adding a little detail to my cards.   I stamped a butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set, colored it in using my Many Marvelous Markers and then used the coordinating punch to cut it out.  Once the sentiment (Lots of Thanks) was stamped inside the frame, I couldn't resist adding a few of those pretty orange sequins from Avery Elle.  Have a great day!