Friday, May 24, 2019

Farm Fresh



A quick but fun card for today..."eggcellent" for easy mailing!


Let me tell you about it:

The base decorator paper is My Mind's Eye "Gingham Farm." This decorator paper is plum full of gorgeous prints...one of my current favorites! The paper has been adhered to the base with Scor-Tape

The chickens are stamped with Stamp Simply's Farmhouse Signage clear stamp set and Tim Holtz Distress inks (Rusty Hinge); the eggs were then spattered with Antique Linen. They are both die cut with the Stamp Simply Farmhouse Signage die set. The arrow is die cut from red cardstock with one of the Farmhouse Signage dies.
The chickens and egg are popped up with a bit of Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces and the arrow glued to the base with TomBow MonoMulti Liquid glue.

The inside verses from the Farmhouse Signage stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink:



You can find the entire Farmhouse Series HERE.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy Birthday to My Dear Husband


Here's a quick peek at the birthday card that I made for my hubby using Tim Holtz products. We live overseas for his job and have moved from place to place, thus the theme. We are getting to the age where we are thinking about "home."

Products used, many available from Amazon:

-Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlet Destination die
-Tim Holtz "Craze" back ground stamp
-Tim Holtz Color Coredinations cardstock
-Tim Holtz Quote Chips, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

One More Father's Day Design


One more quick and easy Father's Day card...fast and simple!

The wood toned base of this card is Craft Consortium's 12 x 12" "Wood Textures." Such a wonderful array of double sided decorator paper, all with fabulous wood prints!

The main focal panel is Graphic 45's "Penny's Paper Doll Family," what a fun pad...perfect for actual paper dolls, or to decorate any family orientated card. I used a corner rounder punch on a couple of the corners for interest. I realize that dads may not be overly excited with paper dolls, but thought it would fit as a vintage looking design. There is a print panel layered beneath the manly panel from the same double sided paper pad.

Stamp Simply's clear "All Occasions Sentiments Two" set, stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and die cut with a Stamp Simply's Fishtail Banner Sentiment die adds the perfect salutation. This stamp set is fabulous...love the sentiments in it, also the fabulous font! Works so well with the fishtail dies! The sentiment is accented with a tab of May Art's 3/8" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, and some metal accents from my stash. 

Adhesives used: Scor-Tape, Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, and Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces.

Basic, yet quick. All linked supplies are from 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's Mercy Stamp Set


Today's design features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's clear "Mercy" stamp set, along with Prima's "Spring Farmhouse" decorator paper. I also used Tim Holtz Layering stencils to add a bit of texture to the background.

We recently returned from a trip to Italy and I was so taken with the beautiful stone carved architecture that we saw there. The muted colors and waxy painted and plastered surfaces also were so very appealing. I wanted to create a neutral design for today with a bit of texture to mimic that look of a bit of time worn history.

I began by stenciling on the decorator paper with Tim Holtz "Schoolhouse" and "Crossed" stencils with Dreamweaver's embossing paste. You can barely see the "Crossed" stenciling on the card as most of it was covered up with the bow and image panel.  I also rubbed the edge of the bee decorator paper image panel with the paste.

After the paste dried, I distressed the background further with Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks, spattering and brushing on with a paint brush.

The bee image panel was layered over cardstock to make it sturdier, then popped up on the card base with Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces.



The bow here is made up of May Art's 1.25" Silk Variegated Ribbon. After forming the bow with an Original Bow Easy, I wet it with water and scrunched it up and let it dry. I wanted it to look vintage and wonderful, and was pleased at the result. Also, the varigated silk in Pink/Champagne matches the Spring Farmhouse decorator paper perfectly!

A border of May Art's 3/8" Crochet Lace Trim was added, glued down with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Scor-Tape was also used in the design.

The Stamp Simply "Mercy" Bible verse was used inside the card, stamped upon a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner Sentiment die cut with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. A bit more of the lace and ink spattering accent the Bible verse.


I hope that you have enjoyed my shabby design for today. All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring and Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop!


I'm adding my first card a few days into the hop, 
but better late than never!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is once again a Super Sponsor of the hop...be certain to play along for the possibility to win prizes.

My card for the hop features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's new "Java" steel die along with their "Cup of Java" stamp set. I also used a favorite Stamp Simply die set, "Coffee or Tea?



The decorator paper used in my project today is Echo Park "Coffee" Decorator Paper. Loving the cheerful prints and florals in this pad, perfect for a springtime coffee design.



Just to note: I cut the "Java" die out three times, twice with watercolor paper and once with the decorator paper. I really wanted it to stand out nicely and the layers makes it extra thick. I used a Sakura Quickie glue pen to glue the layers together. Other adhesives used: Scor-Tape and Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces.

The additional sentiment from the "Cup of Java" stamp set is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Here's a pic of the inside of the card:



This design measures 5 x 5 inches. Fun "Cup of Java" sentiments that coordinate wonderfully with the "Coffee or Tea?" stamp and die sets.


All linked product can be found at 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Independence Day Banner


Another event coming up this summer: our nation's birthday! Planning ahead for Independence Day, or any other patriotic holiday using Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Patriotic Sentiments" and Fishtail Sentiment Banner dies.


This was a fun card to make. I love the fact that you can use the Fishtail Sentiment Banner dies to create banners such as this...so festive! You could even use an alphabet die to spell special occasions out on the banner pieces--fun for someone's birthday! I simply stamped a couple of stars on the banner pieces and the sentiment from the "Patriotic Sentiments" stamp set with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Chipped Sapphire. 

The banner is "strung" on the card with May Art's Burlap String, although it is also taped down with Scor-Tape. 

The sentiment was also cut with a Fishtail Banner die, and popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces. A Simple Stories "Claus and Company" enamel dot added a bit of bling.

The decorator paper used here is Authentique's "Frontier." Fabulous "country" prints that also have patriotic flair.

Here's an inside peek:


All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's design! 
Thanks so very much for stopping by.


Friday, April 19, 2019

Graduation 2019


A quick and easy graduation card for you today--perfect if you have quite a few to make and are short on time!

Today's graduation design features stamps, dies and products from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

I began by dry embossing the image panel using Darice's Graduation Hats embossing folder and Ranger Watercolor paper. I have been on a watercolor paper kick lately...it has that extra bit of texture and thickness that really show the embossing of to perfection. Plus, the ivory color reads elegance for pretty much any occasion. I layered the embossed panel with black and cream cardstock, Scor-Tape being the adhesive of choice.

This very special verse is from Stamp Simply's "Graduation Sentiments" clear stamp set. I stamped with with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then heat embossed it with Ranger Super Fine Black Embossing powder. I die cut it with one of the rectangles from Spellbinder's Hemstitch Rectangle set...it fit the stamp perfectly! The sentiment panel is popped up for dimension using Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces.


The inside also uses stamp sentiments from Stamp Simply's "Graduation Sentiments." This time I die cut them with Stamp Simply's Fishtail Banner Sentiment dies.

The flower and gem are from my stash, but you can find similar flowers HERE. I simply pulled the center out of my flower to add the sparkly gem in black. 

Easy and quick to make! All supplies linked are from 

Thank you for checking in today; I hope that I have been able to get your creativity flowing for those upcoming spring and 
early summer holidays! Have a wonderful and blessed Easter!