Sorry for Everything

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. The theme for this month is “Sorry”. I had to think about this one for a little while but realized I could combine this with another card on my “To Do” list. One of my neighbors is moving soon and I’m really sorry to see her go. Here’s what I made for her with the sorry for everything stamp set.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!,


Here’s a link to go to Kylie’s site and see all the cards. Also, you can vote for my card while you are looking! My card is #11.



Design Notes for Sorry for Everything Card:

As I was about to begin working on this card, I saw a package of designer paper I had just received. the top sheet in the pack seemed just perfect… light background, some touches of copper. Lo and behold, it was a package of Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. So, never discount any holiday paper (or stamps for that matter) as only appropriate for that holiday. I may be biased but I think the paper I chose looks just right for this card.

I think my current favorite color changes day by day. Today my favorite is Merry Merlot. It’s so rich and beautiful. The copper embossed “Sorry” stands out so nicely. I added another few touches of copper just to seal the deal. A strip of copper foil at the top, punched out with the decorative Ribbon Border Punch made me happy. And of course, the Designer Paper has copper in it.

As I put the card together, I felt like it was missing something. Here’s version one.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!,


I thought it needed a pop of color and so added the spring of Tranquil Tide (also a contended for “my favorite color”). Never one to leave well enough alone, I added just a touch of copper to some of the sprigs.

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!,

I tried to figure out how I could add just a little touch of Versamark so I could heat emboss and ended up using the end of the new Take Your Pick tool!

Sorry for Everything stamp set, Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper, Decorative ribbon Border Punch, heat embossing, Sprig Punch, Stampin' Up!,

The inside of the card was pretty simple but I managed to use up a little left over sprig


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Isn’t it nice when you have a choice about stamps. The Sorry for Everything set comes in either wood mount or clear mount.


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Daisy Delight for Baby Congrats

Is there any better reason to create a congratulations card than a new baby? I think not. I love making baby cards and to be honest, love making not traditional looking ones. Here’s my latest new baby card.

Daisy Delight stamp set, Kylie Bertucci Blog Highlights, Baby congrats, Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!,

I’ve entered this card into Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights for this month. Can you vote for my card? There’s information about how to do that at the end of this post.

Design Notes for Daisy Delight Baby Card:


One of the fun things about this card is that I got to use my Stamparatus. I made the wreath by using a template and the Stamparatus. You can learn more about it by checking out my video tutorial on YouTube. Click here to go to the video.

Dying Ribbon

The other different thing is the ribbon. As I was making the card, I used the Dotted Ribbon. Something just didn’t look right. Then I realized I needed color! Sponge and some ink and VOILA!. Petal Pink ribbon. How easy is that!

Twisting My Words

Finally, I wanted to tell you about the sentiment from the Baby Bear stamp set. I stamped it with Night or Navy ink on Whisper White paper. Hummmm, how to cut it out? None of the punches or Framelits I have did what I wanted. I studied the stamp itself for a minute. It’s photopolymer. It bends. I bent it just a bit, inked it up and stamped. Then it fit perfected into one of the banners on the Duet Banner Punch.


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  1. All you need to do is click on this link.
  2. Find my card, It’s #8.
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  4. If you voted successfully, you will get a message saying you have 4 votes left. (You can only vote once from a location for my card.)

Kylie's highlights, Daisy Delight, September

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Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearly inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, Sea of Textures stamp set, Lilypad Lake stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

Do you love this card? I feel relaxed just looking at it. Would you go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card? If I am in the top ten (as I was last month), I get to be in a blog hop in early August. Thanks!

Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

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For My Best Friend – Dragonfly Dreams

Today I’m participating in Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights. The theme this month is Friendship. Of course, I immediately thought of my best friend and wanted to make a special card for her. Dragonfly Dreams is such an elegant stamp set so I knew I would be able to make something suitable for my friend.

Dragonfly Dreams, Kylie's Internation Blog Highlights, Stampin' Up!,

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Click on the logo above  or ckick on the link below to go to the site. I’d love it if you could vote for me! If I land in the top ten, I’ll be able to participate in a Blog Hop in early July.

  • Go to the The HIghlights site. Find my card, #20.
  • Click on the upper right hand corner, where the heart is.
  • You should get a message that you have voted.

Thanks so much!

Design Notes for Dragonfly Dreams Card:

Do you love all the copper accents on this card? I first heat embossed a dragonfly with Copper Heat Emboss Powder. Then I cut another dragonfly from Vellum Card Stock that I had colored with some Pool Party ink and a sponge. The heat embossed sentiment was also highlighted with some Pool Party ink and just a smidge of Copper Thread was wrapped at one end.

I used a piece of Copper Foil Paper behind the Pool Party card stock. Lastly, I took a piece of Copper Trim and pulled it as my final touch of copper.

Detailed Dragonfly stamp set, Kylie Bertucci's International bog Highlights, Stampin' Up!,

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Blooms & Wishes Thanks in Triple Time

Today I am participating in Kylie Bertucci’s monthly Blog Highlights. Each month Kylie picks a theme, we create cards to go along with the theme and she displays them on her blog. This month the task was to create a card to thank Stampin’ Up! CEO, Sara Douglass for all that she does for demonstrators. She is awesome! So, I was happy to create something I hope she will like. I decided to use triple time stamping. It seems ages since I’ve done that technique. I used the Blooms & Wishes stamp set.

Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Triple Time, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!,

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Design Notes for Triple Time Card:

I love the colors I used for this card. If you like these colors, and I know you do, buy them now. They will be unavailable after May 31.At this moment, the card stock, ink pads and refills are all available for these colors but they usually go fast!

have you ever tried the Triple Time stamping technique? It’s fun and easy.
first, stack three pieces of card stock that you will be stamping on. When you stack them and stamp, some of the image around the edges of the card stock doesn’t get stamped. Not to worry.
Next, separate the three layers and add in some color card stock.
Adhere all the layers.
The color card stock will cover up any area that was not stamped. No problem.
Here are the measurements I used. there isn’t anything sacred about these numbers but they work well for me.
Whisper White or other neutral:
  • 2″ x 3 1/4″
  • 3″ x 4 1/4″
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″
Contrasting Card Stock:
  • 2 1/4″ x 3 1/2″
  • 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (Card Base)

Blooms & Wishes stamp set, Triple Time, Glitter Enamel Dots, Stampin' Up!,

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Remember many of the items I used are going to retire so grab them up soon.

Remember, I’d love it if you could vote for my card! go to Kylie’s Blog post and look for my card, #4. I believe there will be a heart in the upper right hand corner. Just click there. Blog Highlights



P.S. Earlier today, Stampin’ Up! released a list of retired items that are now on sale. Here’s the list.AC-OCC Retired Disc-US