Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I promised more swap cards so here they are:

Tropical Party stamp set used by Janet Moore. Love the Dazzling Diamonds on top of the waves. The card looks way better in person.

This card also uses Tropical Party and was made by Jennifer Valk. Love the Designer Paper that goes with this set.
Sweet Scoops Set is one of the funnest sets in the Summer Mini. There's a lot of things that can be done with this set. This cute card was made by Loni Spendlove.

This card is so adorable! I love the embossing template that Pam Clyde used in the background of this card. The stamp set is called First Day. If you have kids in school or you're a teacher this is the set for you!

Hope these give you some ideas of some fun cards to make with these great sets in the Summer Mini Catalog.

More Swap cards to come!

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I participated in a big Swap with my group the Stitchedstampers.  We all did different cards from the Summer Mini Catalog. The cards were so great! I'm posting the ones that I've had a chance to scan so far.  Thanks for the wonderful ladies that allowed me to post their beautiful work.

I don't know who The Birthday Block card was made by. If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you credit for making it.
The Happy Birthday, & Candle Crazy, Birthday Builder Wheel Card was made by Raberta Gannon.

 The Elements of Style card was made by Deborah Gruesser.
This is one of my favorite stamp sets & one of my favorite cards I got in the swap.

This card uses the Watercolor Trio stamp set. I love the fonts in this set. I believe this card was made by Loni Spendlove.

Love these Graduation cards. My son is Graduating this year. Now I don't have to make a card. I can use one of these great cards. This first card uses the Happy Grad Block & the Medalion Stamp set. It's very classy looking. The card was made by Keri Blake.

I love this Melon Mambo Graduation card. For the top part Tina Taves used the feet stamp of the Go Graduate set. There's a window sheet covering that's attached to the inside of the Melon Mambo cardstock that's covering the feet. She also used the Two Tags Big Shot Die, the Scallop circle punch and the Happy Grad Block stamp for the Saying. Great Ideas!! 

There will be more cards to come in a later post.

Monday, May 10, 2010


I had so much fun putting these two cards together with some of the new items from the Summer Mini Catalog. This first card I CASED from Michelle but changed the Jumbo Eyelets out for the 5/16th Neutrals Jumbo Brads. The Square Lattice Embossing Folder is so neat! It makes the cardstock feel like material. I brayered the Old Olive Classic Ink onto the Embossing folder and layed the Kraft Cardstock onto the embossing folder and ran it through the Big Shot.  It's kind of hard to see in this picture, but there is Old Olive inside the negative portion of the card. The Stamp set is Tropical Party. The little tag is stamped with Define your life and punched out with the Med. Jewelry Tag Punch and put on with a mini glue dot. The other colors in the card are Soft Suede and Old Olive. The Ribbon is Old Olive & I used Hemp Twine to tie around the ribbon. This would make a great invitation to a party.
This next card features the Elements of Style stamp set. This is one of my favorite sets.
I'm partial to flower sets. I probably have almost all of them. This card design I found on Robin M's blog. I changed the colors of the cardstock slightly and the added brads and took away ribbon, etc. I really like how it turned out. I used the bleaching technique for the flowers. The cardstock that I stamped the flowers onto is Soft Suede. They came out looking like So Saffron. So I added the So Saffon border. The DSP is Bella Blue. I've had that sitting around forever so I'm glad that I finally got to use it. The cardstock in this card is Kraft, Vanilla, So Saffron, & Soft Suede. The brads are the Copper ones from the Vintage Brad collection. Everything was sponged with Soft Suede to give it the antiqued look. I use a Stampin' Dimentional to pop up the bird & the saying. I hope that you like these two cards.