Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

the open sea

totally different look using the same set as yesterday. I wanted to write the hubs a little note, letting him know how much he means to me and this came together super quick....since he don't really care what the card looks like;)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the open sea

My box of cards holds hardly any manly cards. i know we don't send as many to men, but it seems they are the ones in need quickly. so made a few of these.
paper: early espresso, naturals ivory
ink: early espresso
stamps: the open sea, teeny tiny wishes
tools: 1/8" hole punch
accessories: brad, button, pin, bakers twin, linen thread, 1/8" ribbon

Monday, April 22, 2013

patterned party

whole lotsa birthday goin on here. Each a little different from the next but same layout.

Happy Stampin!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

fresh vintage SAB set (retired)

These cards were stamped/made by Dana! and...i'm showing them off bc they turned out so stinkin cute! Thanks Dana!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

i dig you

Happy Birthday to my only nephew Jaden!

Friday, April 19, 2013

MDS Birthday card

ok so when SU! offered FREE s/h 2 weekends ago i didn't realize that included MDS printing as well!! woot woot! Thanks Alisha Linn for being so on top of things and writing that on your blog!! So, since she was so brilliant and printing a stash of cards (i had yet, to try cards out on MDS) i also, got right down to it!! We had till midnight on Monday night and @ about 11:35pm i finally was able to submit my order. stamps, paper, scrap pages, cards, you name it... and all for FREE Thanks SU!!!!!

wait, before i take any credit for designing these cards i didn't. they are pre.designed. so all i had to do was tweek them and figure out how to print!! I love. they came to my door step and i scurried down stairs to my stamp room to make them just a little more dazzling! i added one little flower/rhinestone to one of the flags and all of a sudden my card became 3D!! ;) talk about fast and now i have a little stash!

tools: MDS, itty bitty punch pack, rhinestone

Thursday, April 11, 2013

everything eleanor

 soft color palette and embossing makes for a pretty and simple card.
paper: naturals ivory, baja breeze
ink: soft suede
stamps: petite pairs
tools: circle punch, heat tool
accessories: doilies, clear embossing powder, pearls, flower ribbon

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bring on the cake

 i believe i seen this layout on pinterest and had this fun dsp just waiting to be used so gave it my spin!

paper:lucky limeade, retired sweet shop dsp, whisper white
ink: island indigo, calypso coral, lucky limeade, wisteria wonder, pool party (markers)
stamps:bring on the cake, pennant parade
tools: circle cutter, glass mat, jewelry tag punch, adorning accents folder
accessories: white bakers twine, silver brads, rhinestone, stampin dimensionals

Monday, April 8, 2013

french foliage

 Jesse had a few men he needed to pay thanks to for various things, so i made up some manly cards.
Cards for men can be quite simple, so why do they intimidate me so much?!

paper: summer starfruit, very vanilla, old olive, comfort cafe dsp
ink: old olive, soft suede
stamps: wood grain background, french foliage
tools: circle punch, mat pack & paper piercer
accessories: early espresso quilted ribbon, silver brad

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Announcing our Color Refresh! We love color and we know that you do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities! Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last. This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period. We did anticipate increased demand and based our forecasts for these retiring colors on historical sales information from previous color transitions.  And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which would be a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)


and a card to share as well!!

paper: whisper white, tangerine tango, international bazaar dsp, lucky limeade, island indigo
ink: lucky limeade
stamps:distressed dots, perfect punches
tools: apothecary accents framelits, wide oval punch, dotted scallop ribbon border
accessories: rhinestones, daffodil delight ribbon