It’s Blog Hop Time With Number of Years!

Today is the day! Kylie Bertucci’s International  Blog Hop starts today! The theme was life changes. I may have not quite followed that but I think I consider turning 95 an amazing event. I wanted to honor a lady I know who will be turning 95 soon. So, I  created a special card using the Number of Years stamp set.

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Here are the links to follow the rest of the hop. Be sure to check them out. Amazing cards!

Design Notes for Number the Years Card:

I have been having so much fun with the Large Letters Dies that I realized I had to have the Large Numbers Framelits Dies and the accompanying stamp set, Number of Years. The sweet leaves and flowers are all included in the Number of Years stamp set. Love it! I used the eclipse technique to make the numerals stand out, then I surrounded the sentiments and “95” with leave and flowers.  Next, I cut out the “9” and “5”. Finally, I added some Wink of Stella on the flowers and on the 95. Really, a pretty simple card.

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Be sure to keep hopping! You will see some fabulous projects!



Stampin’ Blends Meets Birthday Blooms

Well today’s card combines at least two of my favorite things… heat embossing and the new Stampin’ Blends. I ended up making three of these Birthday Blooms cards, I was having so much fun!

Stampin' Blends, Sirthday Blooms stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!,

The flower is beautiful in any color but I especially like the fall Pumpkin Pie color.

Design Notes for Birthday Blooms Card:

The pretty border on the right hand side was made with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and some Copper Foil. Don’t you love the look?

Generally, when using alcohol markers like Stamin’ Blends you would use Memento Ink. That way the color will not bleed from the alcohol markers. However, for this card, I decided to use heat embossing to outline the flower parts. The petals were colored with Pumpkin Pie Light and then highlighted with the dark Pumpkin Pie Blends. I used Old Olive for the leaves and just a touch of Smoky Slate in the middle of the flower.

Stampin' Blends, Sirthday Blooms stamp set, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!,


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Stampin’ Blends:

Don’t you just want them all?! I had to! Here is a picture of all of the Blends in my very cool holder. I purchased that holder from Stamp n’ Storage.

stampin' blends, Stamp 'n Storage

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Hope you are having a great day!



Birthday Delivery Gets Some Attention!

Do you ever have enough birthday cards? As many as I make, I find myself sometimes needing just the right card for some one. I realized the other day that I needed a card for a youngster and had nothing appropriate. So, I quickly pulled out Birthday Delivery stamp set, a set that I have shamefully been neglecting.

Birthday Delivery stamp set, juvenile birthday, Birthday Memories, DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

Perhaps you could send this to someone young at heart as well as to someone young!

Design Notes for Birthday Delivery Card:

This cute card went together pretty easily. (We also made a version of this card in my November card class.) The Designer Paper made it easy to select the colors. In this version of the card, I used the new Stampin’ Blends to color in the frosting on the cake. Such fun. Cutting out the cake and banner were easy because of the Birthday Friends Thinlits. I remembered to put a sentiment on the inside. The little package also decorated the envelope.

Birthday Delivery stamp set, juvenile birthday, Birthday Memories, DSP, Birthday Friends Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

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You will notice this is a very special bundle. This bundle includes the Birthday Delivery stamp set, the  Birthday Friends Framelits and the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper. Save 10% on the bundle!



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Happy Birthday with Painted Autumn

What is your favorite season? I think I’d have to say fall. So, each time I see the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper I want to create something. Then the hoarder part of me takes over and I become miserly. But, I don’t have to! For the rest of October, I can purchase 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and get a 4th one for Free. The list of papers on sale is at the end of this post.

Here’s a card I made yesterday with the Painted Autumn Paper.

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Happy birthday thinlits, #GDP108, Stampin' Up!,

Brian King’s card over at Global Design Project was the inspiration for my card. This week’s challenge was to CASE the designer.


Design Notes for Painted Autumn Card:

I find CASE the designer challenging sometimes, but this one seemed easy.

  • I liked the layout, although I ended up turning it a bit.
  • Instead of a stamp, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits.
  • The colors were taken from the Painted Autumn Designer Paper.
  • My little extra was a packageI cut from card stock. Brian had a heart.

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Notice – No Stamps!



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Here’s a list of the papers that are on Sale!
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Thanks for looking. Please leave a comment about my card if you have any thoughts! (Just click on Comment at the top of the page.)



Glossy White Meets Aqua Painter!

My high school and college friend, Rose, has a birthday coming up soon. I’m embarrassed to say, I sometimes get her card in the mail a bit late. So, this year I am determined to have it to her before the date! I’ve been playing around a bit with the Glossy White Card Stock and decided to pair it with some heat embossing and aqua painting. What a fun way to spend an afternoon. Here’s the result.

Watercolor Words stamp set, Aqua Painters, Glossy White Cardstock, Stampin' Up!,

I love the Watercolor Words stamp set and think it was a good choice with the heat embossing.

Design Notes for Glossy White Birthday Card:

First, I heat embossed the flowers, leaves and happy birthday sentiment with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Then – bring on the Aqua Painters! I wanted the stamping to have a watercolor effect so it was easy to just brush the color on with the Aqua Painter. It’s perfect on the Glossy White Card Stock – no buckling or pilling of the paper. Once the ink had dried a bit, I went over it with a paper towel to remove any extra color that was on the embossing. That made the embossed areas pop a bit more.

Some ribbons on the bottom, a mat of Island Indigo and done!

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When you are using the Aqua Painters, just squeeze some color from the ink pad onto the lid before you open the ink pad. I often just add a drop or two of ink onto the lid from my refill.


Help for Hurricane Victims:

Houston Food Bank

Today is September 29. Tomorrow is the last day of September. For any order placed today or tomorrow,  I will donate 20% of the sale (before tax and shipping) to the Houston Food Bank. For information about the Food Bank, click here. I’d like a few more orders this month so that I can make a nice sized donation! Houston Food Bank received a score of 100 from the Charity Navigator.