A Summer Silhouettes Collage

I pulled out my Summer Silhouettes stamp set and decided to just make something for fun.

Summer Silhouettes Collage

I started by spritzing a white card base with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Strawberry Slush re-inker.  Then I stamped the mosaic strip with Basic Gray ink and added some Delicate Details Lace Tape (it’s kinda hard to see in the pictures).  I then added some In Color dsp and Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum strips.

I stamped the floral images with Summer Starfruit, Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana ink and then cut them out with my trusty paper snips.  I embossed the sentiment from Four You with Gold Stampin’ Emboss powder.

Summer Silhouettes Collage Close Up

I added some sequin trim and pearls and then forced myself to stop.  That’s the hardest part!

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stenciled, Textured Dots

Don’t ask how long this card took me to make.  I’d be too embarrassed to tell you.  Let’s just say there is more than one version in the trash can right now.  It’s not that I was doing anything hard, it’s just that I kept changing my mind about what I wanted to do.  But I finally finished, and I hope tomorrow is a better stamping day.

Stenciled Dots

I hadn’t played with my jar of fiber paste in a while, so I thought it was time to pull it out.  I scooped some out and dropped a couple of drops of Smoky Slate re-inker in and mixed it up.  I then laid my polka-dot stencil down (from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit which was in the Holiday catalog last Fall) and spread some of the colored fiber paste over the stencil.

After that dried, I took an aquapainter and dipped it in a couple of drops of Pool Party re-inker.   I then tapped my aquapainter over the card and let some drops splatter on the card base.

Here’s a closer view of the cool texture that the fiber paste adds.

Stenciled Dots  Close Up

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, I Am Me dsp
Embellishments:  Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Brights Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (retired)

Playing with Petite Petals — Monday Montage #15

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We’re back with another Monday Montage Blog Hop for you this evening.  There are ten of us participating, so just click on the buttons at the bottom of each post to follow along and work your way through each post.

I recently got the Petite Petals stamp set.  Unfortunately, the coordinating punch is on back order, so I’m still waiting to receive it.  I just did things the old fashioned way — cut out the flowers by hand.  I don’t mind that though.  Cutting is a little therapeutic for me.  I think just about all things paper-crafting related are therapeutic for me!

I kept both of my cards for today super simple.  My kids have been on Spring Break this week, so my stamping time has been very limited.  I love cards with lots of layers and embellishments, but sometimes I love simple cards too.

Thinking of Petite Petals

I found that Little Leaves Sizzlits die in my supplies a couple of weeks ago, and now I can’t seem to stop using it.  I’ve used it on both cards today.  I LOVE this sheet of Watercolor Wonder dsp.  It adds a little bit of interest to an otherwise neutral background.

Thanks for Petite Petals


On this card, I wanted the chevron background but I wanted to mute it a little bit, so I brushed on some Gesso with a paintbrush to tone it down just a little.  If you could reach through your computer and touch it, you’d find that this adds a nice texture as well.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog by clicking the “Next” button below.  She always inspires me, and I love looking at her blog.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, you can go visit Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Her creativity is always impressive and I always say, “Wow!” when I look at her blog.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used on Card 1:
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Four You
Ink:  So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder dsp
Embellishments:  Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Sewing Machine

Supplies Used on Card 2:
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants, Lots of Thanks
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Paper:  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles DSP stack
Embellishments:  Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Gold Sequin Trim, Gesso

Hello, Spring (?)

I decided to take a break from Valentine’s preparations, and make something a little Spring-like using some of the fun new Sale-a-Bration dsp (it’s available tomorrow, and for free with a $50 purchase).

Hello Sweet SorbetOne color that I haven’t used much yet is Pistachio Pudding.  I’m glad to see it’s included in the new Sale-a-Bration dsp, Sweet Sorbet.  The patterns in this dsp are so pretty and fresh.

I embossed the Pistachio Pudding base with clear embossing powder, and I used the fabulous new Hardwood background stamp.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Four You
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Sorbet dsp
Embellishments:  In Color Boutique Details, Delicate Details Lace Tape, White Baker’s Twine, Clear and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Circle Framelits, 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon


Watercolor Thank You

Watercolor Thanks

I needed to make a thank you card and I just received  the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards & Envelopes, so that was my starting point with this card.  We had the most beautiful, Spring-like day yesterday in North Texas, so I was drawn to my flower stamps.  I know there will be more winter before spring truly arrives, but it was fun to be outside yesterday.

The cheery chevron pattern on the bottom is already on the card, so I only added the flower and sentiment.  I did fussy cut the flower and stem, but otherwise this card was super quick to make.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Four You
Ink:  Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards & Envelopes
Embellishments:  Brights Candy Dots, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

A CAS Masculine Birthday Card

I was intrigued by LeAnne’s challenge over at The Paper Players this week:

This sounded hard to me — not because it’s CAS, but because it’s masculine.  The only thing harder would be lots of layers and masculine.  Whenever I need to make a masculine card, I default to CAS.

Masculine Star Birthday


I went with a guy-friendly color palette — orange, blue, and gray.  And I forced myself to not use any ribbon nor buttons.  But I still added some fun embellishments with the candy dots and cute clips.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Off the Grid, Simply Stars, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Brights DSP stack, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Hung Up Cute Clips, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape

Hexagon Thoughts

Hexagon Thoughts


I’ve had so little time to stamp lately, and I’ve missed it terribly.  So I carved out 30 minutes yesterday morning, and decided to create just for fun.  I tell you, this hobby is like therapy for me.  I felt so much better after doing it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I have piles of laundry to get through, a nine-year old birthday party to attend, and shopping to do.  Busy day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Six-Sided Sampler, Off the Grid, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, In Color Dahlias, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder