Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Only three more days and this trendy trees stamp set will officially be retired.  I wanted a thank you card that I could also give to a guy.  So, I created this card with no ribbon and no bows!  To line up my tree trunks perfectly, I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  I love this tool!  I know we aren't suppose to obsess over a "perfect" card, after all, they are hand made, but I confess, I do obsess!  So, for me this tool takes out all the stress of that perfectly placed last sentiment!  ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


The sketch for my card came from this week's freshly made sketches.  I used two stamp sets, Plant Hope (which is retiring) and Best Dad Ever (which will remain current).  I thought this palm tree seemed fitting, considering we live in Hawaii and palm trees are everywhere.  ENJOY!

Monday, May 28, 2012


Once again I brought out the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes and inked up one of the sentiments.  This is really such a simple card, easy to quickly throw together!  The base of the card was created by running my stripes impression embossing folder through my big shot.  I also used my tasteful trim die to create the little bit of trim on the card.  I can't wait to make a scrapbook page with this die!  ENJOY!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I needed a little package for a gift for my daughter's brownie girl scout leader, so I pulled out the cute little girl from the All in the Family set.  This little girl reminds me of my daughter and I tried to make her look like a brownie.  I love these little stick figures, but they are also retiring.  I will keep this set stuck back in my retired stash for a little while longer.  To make my bag, I ran the Fancy Favor die through my big shot.  I even used some scrap paper cut thinly as decorative packing for bag.  I used quite a few punches on this projects, which always makes it come together quickly.  The oval frame is part of a set from the designer frames textured impression embossing folders, followed by the decorative label punch and the extra large oval that my little girls is stamped on. The little thank you sentiment comes from the teeny tiny wishes set and is punched out using the jewelry tag punch.   To color my little girl, I used a blender pen and chocolate chip ink.  The ribbon is marina mist and is from the scallop dots ribbon collection  What do you think of the little basic pearl I used for her hair clip?  ENJOY!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Today I started with the Create with Connie and Mary  color challenge to design my birthday card.  Bring on the Cake stamp set was used for my sentiment.  The Framelits label collection along with my Big Shot was used for the large frame and my decorative label punch was used to punch out the smaller label.  I always stamp, then punch; that way you can line your stamp image up to look like it was stamped perfectly straight, even if it wasn't.  A little bit of baker's twine in pool party and a retired rhinestone brad and this card is complete.  I have a busy week of crafting ahead of me, this is my girls' last week of school, and I want to show their teachers and the staff at their school what a great job we think they did this year!


Monday, May 21, 2012


My card today features the soon to be retired Many Thanks Sizzlits Die.  I have used this little die a lot and it only cost me $5.50!!!  It includes the word thank you, as shown, and an additional "s" so you have the option of writing "thanks" also.  Everything else on this card is long retired, but you can see that making a card doesn't always have to include ink or a stamp!