Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SUO156 Primary Colors- Happy Butterfly Birthday



Hi Friends!   

It’s time for the SUO156 “Primary Colors” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges- perfect for back to school!

I decided to create a birthday card using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry for the yellow, Dapper Denim for the blue and Real Red for the red.

I also incorporated the Create with Connie and Mary CCMC421 Sketch into the design (love their challenges :-)) plus they are also my DT Sisters on the SUO Challenge site.

I hope you will stop by the SU-Only Challenge site to check out the rest of the Design Team projects as well as the Create with Connie and Mary gallery- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the Timeless Textures images with Dapper Demin and Real Red Classic Ink, stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock to create your own “designer paper”.

Cut two circles from the stamped panel using the Big Shot™ with the Circle Framelits™ (one larger circle and a medium circle) and also cut circles from Real Red cardstock using the same size framelit.

Cut the Real Red circles in half and layer behind the die cut stamped circles to create a small frame for each.

Trim a piece of Whisper White cardstock, layer onto a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, trim and layer onto a piece of Real Red cardstock.

Mount the entire panel onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

Ink the sentiment from Rose Wonder and stamp onto the card front.

Add a bit of splatter with the Timeless Textures splatter image using Real Red and Dapper Denim Classic Ink, mount the larger die cut stamped circle directly onto the card front and mount the smaller circle (per the sketch) with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add a strip of Real Red cardstock (again, per the sketch) and a few Pearls.

It is difficult to capture the shimmer on the wings but it is there :-)
Create the butterflies by stamping the Papillon Potpourri image onto Whisper White cardstock using Stampin’ Archival™ Basic Black ink, color the images with the Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.

Mount onto the card front and add Clear Wink of Stella® to the butterfly wings along with Pearls to the centers of each butterfly to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Papillon Potpourri, Timeless Texture, Rose Wonder

Ink: Stampin’ Archival Pad™- Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Real Red; Stampin’ Write Markers- Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry; Clear Wink of Stella®

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry , Real Red

Tools/Accessories: Big Shot™, Circle Framelits™,  Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by and we hope to see your Stampin’ Up! Only project in our “Primary Colors” Challenge gallery!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays to You!




Hi Friends! 

I wanted to share another card that I designed with the Our Daily Bread Designs August 2016 Release Woodpecker stamp set!  

My husband, Dave and I love to watch birds and we often see Red-Bellied Woodpeckers at our feeders so when I saw the Woodpecker stamp set as part of the August ODBD release, I knew that this set would definitely be coming home with me- lol!

I have incorporated the Stampin’ Royalty SR343 “BirthdaysChallenge along with the Splicoaststampers’ SC604 Sketch Challenge  and the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS#245 Inspiration Challenge into the design.

If you have not already had a chance to visit the above galleries yet, I hope you will do so as well as stop by the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Ink the Woodpecker image with water-based markers and cut out with the ODBD Vintage Borders Dies.



Add a bit of glitter to the back of the woodpecker image with a clear glitter pen (hard to see in the photo).

Die cut and emboss a piece of textured soft blue cardstock with the ODBD Layered Lacey Square Dies and emboss piece of the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper Pad with the ODBD Boho Backgrounds Die.

Mount the embossed piece of the Patriotic Collection 6x6 Paper onto a piece of black cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto a piece of white cardstock (trimming per sketch) and mount onto the black card front.

Layer a piece of 1” black satin ribbon over the card front and adhere the ends behind the panel.

Stamp the sentiment from Woodpecker with archival black ink onto white cardstock, die cut and emboss with the Ornate Ovals Dies.

Trim off one end of ODBD Layered Lacey Square die cut, adhere to the card front and mount the entire panel onto the white card base.

Add the die cut Woodpecker image along with the sentiment with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I am so thrilled that you visited with me today- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Birthday with ODBD Vintage Bird Labels



Hi Friends! 

I hope all of you are having a great week so far! Today I am sharing a card that I designed with the Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) August Release stamp set, Vintage Bird Labels (Clear Stamps).

My husband, Dave and I love to watch birds so when I saw this stamp set in the new release, I knew that I would have to have this one for sure!

I am also linking to the Hand Stamped Sentiments HSSC245 Inspiration Challenge- I love the nature images in their challenge and the field of flowers with the butterflies on this ODBD Vintage Bird Labels image reminds me of our times at Shenandoah National Park :-)

If you have not had a chance to visit the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog yet, I hope you you will do so and check out the wonderful inspiration at from my Design Team Sisters!

To create this card:

Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Vintage Flourish Pattern Die, mount onto a piece of bright green cardstock, trim close to the die cut edge, mount onto the black card front.

Ink the ODBD Vintage Bird Labels (Clear Stamps) image using archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock and color with water-based markers.

Die cut the ODBD Vintage Bird Labels image with the ODBD Vintage Labels Dies, trim off the border and mount onto a die cut piece of bright green cardstock (cut with the same size die from the ODBD Vintage Labels Dies).

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Vintage Borders Dies and mount the layered focal image in the center.

Ink the sentiment from ODBD Vintage Bird Labels with archival black ink, stamp onto a piece of white cardstock, die cut the sentiment with the ODBD Ovals Die and layer onto a die cut piece of white cardstock using the ODBD Layered Lacey Ovals Dies.

Layer the sentiment onto the main focal image panel, add a piece of 1” Black Satin Ribbon over the card front and mount the entire layered focal image panel with dimensional foam.

Add the silver cord bow with the orange button to finish off the card.

I hope this card inspires you to get crafty this weekend :-)  Hugs and have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

Wedding Blessings


Hi Again Friends! 

I wanted to share another card that I designed with the Our Daily Bread Designs August 2016 Release Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duo- Clear Stamps along with the July 2016 Release stamp set, A True Friend.


I am also incorporating the Stampin’ Celebration SC133 Sketch Challenge (flipped the sketch) into the design.

To create this card:

Die cut a piece of ODBD Chalkboard Collection 6x6 Paper with the ODBD Rectangles Die, mount onto a piece black cardstock, trim close to the die cut, mount onto a piece of white cardstock, trim once again and mount onto the black card base.


Layer a piece of ¼” silver satin ribbon over a strip of 1” black satin ribbon, adhere the ribbon across the center of the card front (wrapping the ends behind the panel) and mount the entire card front onto a white card base.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock with the ODBD Vintage Borders Dies and adhere to the card front.

Ink the “wedding” sentiment from ODBD Many Blessings (Stamp/Die Duo- Clear Stamps) with embossing ink, stamp onto a piece of black cardstock and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Die cut the sentiment panel with the ODBD Vintage Borders Dies and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Stamp the iris image from ODBD A True Friend stamp set with archival black ink onto white cardstock, watercolor with the archival black ink, fussy cut the image and use a clear glitter pen to add accents to the flower (difficult to see in the photograph).

Add the flower to the card front with dimensional foam under the petals.

Die cut the ODBD Blessings Dies (part of the Many Blessings Stamp/Die Duo- Clear Stamps set) from white cardstock as well as one from black cardstock.

Layer the white die cut sentiment onto the black die cut sentiment (offset just a bit) and mount onto the card front.

Finish off the card by adding a few pearls to the corners.

Thanks again for stopping by-hugs and have a blessed weekend, my friends!


Ice Cream Happiness



Hi Friends!

It’s time for the new Splitcoaststampers’ Free For All “F4A440 Do Not Pass Go” Challenge (challenge details here and gallery here)!  

I decided to create a fun Clean and Simple Mixed Media card using Ice Cream Shoppe along with Bottle Caps Background from Artistic Outpost by Our Daily Bread Designs.


I also incorporated the ColourQ CQC356 Challenge as well as The Paper Players “CAS- Something Sweet” Challenge into the design.

I hope you have a chance to visit us at the Artistic Outpost blog as well as the other challenge galleries – wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Using the ODBD Pierced Rectangles Dies, die cut two rectangles from black cardstock and one from white cardstock – love this stacked set of dies!

Using a soft blue ink pad, directly swipe it onto the center of a piece of white cardstock, swipe the old olive to the left and melon along with blackberry to the right (this is one Direct to Paper (DTP) technique- see the tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers for the written tutorial as well as a great video by Lydia with some other fun DTP ideas).

Once the ink as dried, stamp the AO Bottle Caps Background stamp with archival black ink over the direct to paper panel, cut the panel between the bottle cap images and layer two of the sections onto the center black die cut.

Use a clear glitter pen to apply glitter to the bottle caps (difficult to see in the photo).

Stamp the sentiment and girl image from the AO Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set onto white cardstock using archival black ink, die cut the sentiment with the ODBD Filigree Frames Dies and fussy-cut the girl image.

Layer the fussy-cut girl onto a piece of black cardstock and fussy cut around the stamped image.

Add the looped silver metallic thread to the card front and mount the sentiment along with the girl image with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and have a great weekend, my friends!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SC607 You Anchor Me!

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are having a great week so far!  

Dave and I had a chance to slip away to Shenandoah National Park yesterday and the weather was fabulous!  We saw four bears and an Olive-Sided Flycatcher (I know, unless you enjoy bird watching, you may not understand but this flycatcher is fairly rare in this area, so we determined that it must have been migrating). Also, this was the first time we have ever seen this bird so it is considered a “life bird” for us :-).  All in all, a glorious day!

Today I am sharing my card for the Splitcoaststampers’ SC607 Sketch Challenge (I decided to flip the sketch) and I am highlighting the Our Daily Bread Designs(ODBD) Mid-August 2016 Release in the design :-)

In addition to the SC607 Sketch, I also am linking to the Word Art Wednesday #244-#245 “Anything Goes” Challenge.

If you have not already visited the above challenge sites, I hope you will have a chance to do so- fabulous inspiration from my DT Sisters at the SCS607 Sketch Gallery as well as the wonderful Word Art Wednesday challenge site!

To create this card:

Ink the ODBD Rope Background stamp with walnut distress ink and stamp onto a piece of taupe cardstock.

Die cut the stamped background panel with the ODBD Flourished Star Patterns Die, mount onto a piece of aqua cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto the dark brown card front and mount onto the white card base.

Die cut two pieces of the ODBD By The Shore Collection 6x6 Paper with the ODBD Rectangles Dies (one with the Jesus fish print and the other with the chevron pattern).

Mount the die cut Jesus fish print panel onto a die cut piece of aqua cardstock (die cut with the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies) and adhere to a piece of dark brown cardstock.

Mount the die cut chevron print onto a piece of aqua cardstock, trim close to the edge and mount onto the dark brown cardstock.

Stamp the sentiment from the ODBD You Anchor Me (Stamp/Die Duo- Clear Stamp Set) using black archival ink and stamp onto white cardstock, die cut with the ODBD Double Stitched Rectangles Dies, mount onto aqua cardstock, trim close to the edge, mount onto dark brown cardstock and adhere the sentiment behind the chevron print panel.

Layer the fish print panel per the sketch and add the chevron print panel.

Die cut a piece of dark brown cardstock with the ODBD Lavish Layers Die, layer onto a piece of white cardstock, adhere loops of kraft seam binding, add the dark brown brads and mount onto the card front.

Die cut the ODBD Anchor Die (part of the You Anchor Me Stamp/Die Duo- Clear Stamps) from champagne metallic paper, lightly sand with a sanding block, add the burlap ribbon threads and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam to finish off the card.

I hope this card inspires you to create a project this week, and if so, come play along with us at Splitcoaststampers!

Thanks again for visiting- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!


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