Simple Striped Stems

Striped Blossoms

I had these Calypso Coral flowers cut out and sitting on my desk.  I had planned to use them on another project a couple of weeks ago, but changed direction with it and I thought I’d save them for later.  They finally found a home on this card yesterday.

I had a nice Easter weekend with family.  My parents came in town and stayed with us, so that was a nice treat for me and the kids.  I hope you had a wonderful Easter too.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Four You
Ink:  Calypso Coral, So Saffron
Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Kaleidoscope dsp
Embellishments:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit

Pink and Girly

Pink and Girly


I decided to make something pink and “girl-y” today.  I combined some Strawberry Slush flowers with some white lace stamped and embossed on Blushing Bride card stock.  I wouldn’t say that I’m really a girly girl (maybe that’s why I felt the need to add the burlap ribbon), but sometimes it’s fun to make something ultra-feminine.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Viola’s Lace, Fabulous Phrases
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Hardwood and Flowers — Spring-Style

Blue woodgrain

Yeah!  Spring Break is here at our home, and that has inspired me to make a Spring-like card.  The daffodils have already bloomed around here, only to suffer a hard freeze last weekend.  But the tulips should be coming soon, and I’ve noticed that the Bradford Pears are about to bloom as well.  I love flowers!

Blue woodgrain close-up

I pulled out a Sizzlit I haven’t used in a long time, Little Leaves, to go along with these pretty flowers from Simple Stems.  I think this color combo turned out so cheery.  I’ll have to remember to use it again.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, A Dozen Thoughts, Hardwood
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Basic Black, Versamark
Paper:  Soft Sky, Gumball Green, Whisper White, Brights DSP stack, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Regals Designer Buttons, Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, Little Leaves sizzlit

A Frame of Flowers

Framed Flowers


I did some stamping for fun yesterday — no specific project in mind, just a half hour of playing with whatever came to mind.  I pulled the Simple Stems set off my shelf because I love flowers and I hadn’t played with this set in a while.

Framed Flowers Close UpI stamped both flowers three times and then cut out the layers and used dimensionals on them.  I added sequins and pearls to their centers.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems; Oh, Hello
Ink:  Midnight Muse, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments:  On Film Framelits Dies, Gold Sequin Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding ribbon, Tea Lace Paper Doilies (pretty much hidden in photo)


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

Rustic Bling

This card uses a fun mix of products in the new Occasions catalog — a little bit of gold sparkle, and a little bit of rustic burlap and wood grain.  Who says you can’t have/use it all?  🙂

Rustic Bling


I’ve used another one of the flowers from the Simple Stems set, which I also used yesterday.  Stampin’ Up has also added another wood grain background stamp in this new catalog, Hardwood, and I love it!  You can check out the supply list below to see all of the new products used on this card!

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Lots of Thanks, Simple Stems, Hardwood
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Versamark
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Embellishments:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Baker’s Twine, Banners Framelits Dies, Secret Garden Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels

Simple Stems Mix

It’s here!  The new Spring Catalog is out today!  And there are so many fun, pretty things from which to choose.

I made a card with the Simple Stems stamp set for today.  I am always a sucker for floral sets, and this card has a coordinating framelits set that you may already have in your collection — the Secret Garden framelits dies.  I love it when you can use framelits with more than one stamp set!  Of course, I picked one of the flowers in the stamp set that doesn’t have a framelit, so I hand cut it three times.

Simple Stems

I ended up using a mix of stamps for this card.  The flowers are from Simple Stems, but I also pulled out my Gorgeous Grunge set, Another Thank You (a photopolymer set), and I snuck in one of the cute banners from an upcoming Sale-a-Bration set called Banner Blast (it has a coordinating punch too).  I had to force myself to stop there.  🙂

It has been so fun to use Spring-like colors this week instead of Christmas colors.  It may still be winter, but I am enjoying using these colors.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Simple Stems, Gorgeous Grunge, Another Thank You, Banner Blast (available Jan. 28)
Ink:  So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, So Saffron, Modern Medley dsp, Afternoon Picnic dsp
Embellishments:  Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons