Golf Anyone?

It is definitely a fall day here in Michigan, but since I have to clean house (Yuck)), that’s ok. Wanted to share a card I made for my golf nut brother-in-law using the Graphic 45 Good ‘Ole Sport paper and the Iron Man stamp and die set from Local Lion. The top layer of the card is popped up with Ranger foam tape that gives nice dimension to the golfer in the center. This whole thing started because I saw the inside sentiment! Have a great day!

G45 Golf

G45 Golf Inside

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My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin’ Up has a monthly card kit program called Paper Pumpkin. I was reluctant to join…..but recently decided to give it a try. I’m hooked. Every month you get this darling and unique kit that makes numerous cards or DIY projects with everything ready to assemble. Kit includes a set of stamps with great card phrases AND a mini SU ink pad. (That stores perfectly in the Ranger/Tim Holtz mini-ink storage tin by the way!) Here are a couple of the most recent cards:
Paper Pumpkin 1

Paper Pumpkin 2

Right now you can get the first two months of Paper Pumpkin for 50% off normal price. I have to say I am loving having these darling cards on hand. To learn more, click on the link to my Stampin’ Up blog in the upper right-hand corner, click on the Specials tab at the top of the SU blog, and you will be redirected to information on Paper Pumpkin and the special. During the registration process you will have the chance to enter my name as your demonstrator. Leave me a comment if decide to order so I can send you links to the Paper Pumpkin site and Pinterest page. Tons of ideas for using the kits!

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Geraniums for You

Hubby and I have a spring ritual. I ask what flowers should go in the whiskey barrel by the pool, and he always wants to know what’s wrong with Geraniums! So for his birthday I decided to use Wendy Vecchi’s beautiful Geranium stamp for his card. Some stenciling and inking and embossing paste for the bottom border. The sentiment is also from Wendy…perfect since the inside invited him to a fancy dinner at the River Crab! Cheers, Dan!


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Me – High Maintenance?


P1030806Today is our 46th Anniversary…that just does not seem possible! I saw this AI stamp and just knew it was going to have to be our Anniversary card. Ok…I admit to being a bit high maintenance from time to time…! Happy Anniversary, Dan-Love you!

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From the Herd!

This is such a fun stamp set! This is NOT my normal style, but I loved the animals in this set…and then I saw this new barn pop-up die. Let’s just say more than one person will be getting cards like this. This one went to my boss today for his birthday. The barn doors slide open and shut, so I die cut doors from Tyvek to glue to the back. Worked perfectly and those doors were opened a lot today at work! Together with the homemade carrot cake, he was a happy little camper!


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Oh, Ship! It’s Your Birthday!

I’ve wanted to try this reflection technique on a card for a long time. Even a serious card can have a light-hearted sentiment – perfect for my uncle who is turning 82! This really was easier than I thought using the stamp-a-ma-jig to ink the shadow and flip and press onto the card. I used a white gel pen to make the sails pop a bit on the ship and added a bit of yellow and orange in the water to reflect the sun.

The Open Sea

The second card is so summery and fun – made with Elizabeth Craft Outline Stickers and glitter colored with my Copic markers. Love how the chocolate is dripping and used a Martha Stewart punch for the sentiment.

Elizabeth Designs Outline Stickers

I have one more done that I’ll add to the next post that is a triple-stamp flower. So, that leaves 18 more to go. If you saw my previous post you might wonder how 20 cards to do in June less three done leaves 18 – completely missed my great-nephew. He’s a little charmer and can’t forget him! LOL!

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Cards for June/July

Wow…I just checked the calendar and I have 20 cards to make before the Fourth of July! I better get (fire) crackin! Here is the first one using Stampin Up products – the Starburst Sayings and matching dies. Very sad this set is going away on June 1. I’ve made some cute cards with it and no two ever come out quite the same.

P1030750Used Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, and Blackberry Bliss inks with Bermuda Bay and Whisper White papers.  Like the one circle stamped on a piece of canvas I had sitting out from another project.  Adds some nice texture. I’ll be back with more!

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Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.  This is the card I made for my sweet daughter.  P1030746

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Spring Flowers Bouquet

This delightful “Build A Bouquet” kit was exactly what I needed to make today to add some Spring to the dining room table (and no watering!)  Everything is die cut for you and all the supplies are included.  I added a little inking to some of the flowers for a little dimension and made the stamens rolled on to toothpicks and glued…but that is all I did differently from the directions.


I need to replenish my card supply after having no time during tax season…so I used another kit (Everyday Occasions) that has all the supplies for 20 great cards.  Here are the ones I have done so far…


Also, if anyone needs a craft show fix – I will be at the 242 Community Church this Saturday, April 25.  There are over 70 Vendors registered for this event.  Would love to have you stop by and see these flowers in person!





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Happy Easter

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  Michigan served up a cool, but beautiful Spring day!  This Easter card was made with one of my favorite stamps from the Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog – Love is Kindness.  I stamped the image twice and did some fussy cutting to add some dimension to the bouquet of tulips.

Love is Kindness

Love is Kindness (2)

Through April 10, Stampin’ Up is offering FREE SHIPPING on any order.  You can use the link to my Stampin’ Up store on the righthand side of the blog or contact me if you  would like to take advantage of the free shipping.


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