Archive for the ‘natural’ Category


Fossil Stone Christmas

November 19, 2011

This card was one of the projects for Technique Tuesday where we learned the Fossil Stone technique.  It’s an easy technique that has that “WOW factor”!

Fossil Stone technique with Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze inks.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, Four Frames, Tags til Christmas
Inks: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Paper: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Top Note die, Big Shot, Decorative Label punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon


November Card Club

November 17, 2011

Don’t you just love snowflakes in pink?  This is one of the cards for November’s Card Club.  This card can easily be adapted to any winter occasion: Christmas, winter birthday, thinking of you, thank you card…etc.

Stamp sets: Serene Snowflakes,  Short and Sweet
Paper: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blushing Bride and Soft Suede
Other:  Scallop Trim border punch, Pearls, Blushing Bride ribbon

Can’t join us for card club?  Contact me to order a kit so you can create the cards in the convenience of your own home!


Spice Cake Fall Wreath

November 11, 2011

This is my CASE of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog Fall Wreath made using the new Simply Scored tool.  I had so much fun creating this wreath that I’m going to create a Christmas one too.

Featured supplies include Spice Cake Designer Series paper, Spice Cake Designer buttons, Antique Brads, French Foliage and Hand-Penned Holidays stamp sets.


Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

October 13, 2011

WOW…this paper is my absolute favorite Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! to date!  I’ve been a demonstrator for just over 2 1/2  years and this has to be my all time FAVORITE paper!  Below are a couple of cards featuring this DSP.  Consider signing up for the Fall Wreath Class which also highlights this great paper.


Vintage Vogue is in Vogue!

January 23, 2010

Ok, I think everyone is saying that!  Every demonstrator’s blog that I’ve visited who talks about Vintage Vogue says that it’s “in vogue”!  I guess that means it truly is!

Vintage Vogue is one set in the Occasions Mini catalog that I just LOVE!  You can create so many different looks with it because there are so many pieces that you can use together or separately.  Here’s a sample inspired by my upline Claire.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (occasions mini catalog)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa
Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8 grosgrain ribbon, sponges


Emboss Resist Results #2

July 31, 2009

Thanks for checking back again for the second of three emboss resist results!  Here’s the swatch I worked on this week:


I LOVE mellow moss!  It is such a soft, soothing color.   Two down, one to go!  The Apricot Appeal is the last swatch to make it onto a card…soon!

What do you think of the Mellow Moss resist card?

mellow moss resist

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous, SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: mellow moss and chocolate chip
Paper: very vanilla, mellow moss, mellow moss dsp (hostess level 1)
Other: word window punch, vintage brads

This is a great guy’s birthday card.  I don’t know why but using patterned paper is a challenge for me!  I think I just often forget about the beautiful patterned papers, so they never make it onto my cards.


Emboss Resist

July 22, 2009

I visited my friend Kriss this week to learn from the expert how to use the emboss resist technique.  Here are a few swatches that we created…they are pretty good…but with practice, I’ll improve this technique!

Kriss is waiting to see what I’ll create with these swatches…now there’s a challenge!  (for me at least)  Check back soon to see the results.


Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Non SU glossy white
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Mellow Moss


Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts (hostess set)
Paper: Non SU glossy white
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Ruby Red


Stamps: Stampers Anonymous
Paper: Non SU glossy white
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Apricot Appeal

Hmmm…I’ll find something to do with these!

Check out Kriss’ blog.