Friday, May 30, 2014

New Catalog Open House/Drool Party

This is the card we made yesterday at my "Drool Party". I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere on the internet.  I wanted an easy make-n-take so we could focus on putting up our feet, relaxing and "drooling" over the new catty.

sets - thoughts and prayers
cs - whisper white, blackberry bliss, tangelo twist, hello honey, lost lagoon, mossy meadow
ink - basic black
access - pearls, 16" mossy meadow ribbon, petite petals punch, glue dots

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New In Colors!

card for Pat
I made this card for Pat who's having knee surgery today.  Good luck Pat!  I hope it goes well.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Kiss It Good-bye (K.I.G.) Class

Feather Card
Feather Card, open
sets - fine feathers, morning meadow
cs - 8-1/2x5-1/2" midnight muse, 2@4x5-1/4" whisper white (score front at 2", 2-1/8", 4", 4-1/8") and 4x1-1/2"
ink - white craft pad, night of navy pad, marina mist pad, soft sky pad
access - candy dots, sponges, heat tool and white e.p.

I just love this card!  The greeting can be changed to make it a Father's Day card.  It uses the emboss resist technique.
Masculine Birthday Card with Envelope
envelope - 8x8" square , use envelope punch board and score at 3-1/8"
sets - delightful dozen
cs - 6x7" summer starfruit (scored at 3-/2" so it's a 3-1/2x6" card), 2-3/4" sq and 3-1/4x5-3/4" vanilla, early espresso 3" sq, 2-1/4x6" Soho Subway dsp
ink - early espresso pad
access - envelope punch board, naturals buttons, mini glue dots, 8" linen thread, dimensionals, 2 way glue pen for envelop

Flower Feminine Card
sets - sweet essentials
cs - 5-1/2x8-1/2" raspberry ripple, 2@ 5x3-3/4" vanilla, 4" sq primrose petals dsp, 3" sq raspberry ripple dsp, 2-1/2" sq summer starfruit dsp, 5x1-1/2" gumball green dsp
ink - raspberry ripple pad
access - 6-1/2" gumball green stitched satin ribbon, big shot and fun flowers die, in color dahlias, mini glue dots, dimensionals

Butterfly Card
sets - morning meadow, bring on the cake
cs - 8-1/2x5-1/2" strawberry slush, 2@ 4x5-1/4" and 4x2-1/4" whisper white, quatrafancy dsp scraps
ink -  strawberry slush pad
access - 4" strawberry slush  ruffled ribbon, itty bitty butterfly punch, mini glue dots, dimensionals
Butterfly Card, open
Door Prize
These cute little boxes are door prizes and are filled with a variety of retired accessories.  They are made from a 6" sq dsp and the envelope punch board.

Happy Memorial Day!  Mary

Friday, May 23, 2014

Prize Time

Our Gift
Our Gift, Open

not my favorite, but like the set we used

New Blendabilities


At Prize Time, a fun event for our Inkerbelle's group, we got the cutest box of chocolates.  We also made several cards.  The last one is my favorite ~ LOVE that saying!  It's on blue lagoon cs; one of the new in colors.  I need more practice with the new "blendabilities" markers.

We had a great lunch that Tami brought in for us, then an interesting business meeting where we shared ideas.

Lastly, Tami gave us a bunch of new product and challenged us to create four cards with it.  I don't have a photo of them, but everyone created something unique and great.  I may "need" to have a class based on them.

I've already earned my invitation for next quarter!  Yeah!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More Cheryl Cards

Cheryl gave me a couple cards last month that I'll share with you.  I'm sure you've seen the type of card the second one is.  It uses the scalloped tag topper punch.  I helped her prep this card for one of her classes.  I just love it and am so glad she gave me one!  Miriam Bollinger has a good video tutorial on how to make this type of card.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank You Shelagh!

Thank You card from Shelagh
Thank You card from Shelagh, up close
I love this card my friend gave me last month.  It uses one of my favorite sets ~ Flower Shop.  The colors are marina mist, so saffron and wild wasabi.  I like how she added texture with the Simply scored tool.  She copied it from a card she saw on pintrest.  Isn't it great?

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, May 16, 2014


I'm so excited to hang this floral wreath on my front door!  I made it in a class last week with a few other demonstrators at Olive's house.   It took about 3 hours and was great to go home with a finished project.  WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN MAKING A WREATH LIKE THIS????

It has 3 different types of flowers that could also be used on cards or 3-d items.  It was fun using the fringe scissors to make the fringed flower.  The burlap ribbon that we wrapped around the frame is really nice.

Happy Stamping and Crafting!  Mary

Monday, May 12, 2014

May Club - Envelope Punch Board Pull Up Gift Card Holder

 Birthday Card, front and opened
sets - bring on the cake
cs- raspberry ripple, very vanilla, birthday basics dsp
ink -  raspberry ripple pad
access -- candles jumbo wheel, big shot and deco label framelits, bermuda bay 1/8" taffeta ribbon, envelope punch board, sticky strip or green glue, scallop border punch
 Birthday Card, detail
 Birthday Card, side view

Graduation Card, front and opened
sets - pure gumption
cs - basic black, very vanilla, gold foil, gold foil vellum
ink - basic black pad
access - big shot and ovals framelits, watercolor wonder washi tape, dimensionals, sticky strip or green glue
Graduation Card, side view
I saw this card by Jackie Topa months ago.  She has a great video showing how to make the card.  I thought it was a really fun use of the envelope punch board.

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Mona's Card, front
 I love how this card turned out.  I needed a gift card holder type card, and I thought this would be perfect.  We made these for my May club (I'll post those tomorrow as well as a link to my source of inspiration).  I used cs and colors to coordinate with a 3x3" box of cards that I also gave Mona (the box I gave her used the same dsp).
Mona's Card, open

Mona's Card,open

Ray and Chris, my wonderful sons

My husband wouldn't let me take his picture! 
Mona, my sweet mother-in-law
Gene, my awesome father-in-law
I hope you're having a great day!  We had a wonderful brunch, and now hubby's napping and boys are doing homework.  I hope they finish soon so we can play a game!

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, May 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Susie and Pat!

I learned how to make this "tag topper buckle card" from a video I saw on Stampin' Connection, an exclusive site for SU demonstrators to share ideas.  Happy birthday Pat (5/6) and Susie (5/9).

Happy Stamping!  Mary