For the Bride

This past weekend our youngest daughter was home for her friend’s bridal shower. As I waited for her to finish her gift purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond I perused the greeting card rack. I guess I’ve had my head in the sand a while…I was pretty surprised at the prices. Cards ranged from $3 for just a card base printed with a greeting and image to $8.95 for a fancy card loaded with layers and bling.

We decided to make one…using colors and images that matched the bride-to-be’s tastes. I like the softness of this and the font is pretty.


We used all Stampin’ Up products. The retired stamp set Best Thoughts is one of my all-time favorites. Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock provided the base paired with the new very vanilla ribbon and Falling in Love dsp. The flower was stamped in Sahara Sand and embossed in white. Jen then colored it using a blender pen with Blushing Bride and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. We then added Wink of Stella , clear , to add a bit more diamond flare. The font was stamped in Early Espresso. The squares are the new Stitched Framelits.

It was fun stamping with Jen and rewarding to be able to make this for someone’s special day.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Special Reason

Today I had some fun experimenting with the Special Reason stamp set and thinlets. The glittery cs is a new free item for Sale-a-Bration beginning  Feb 21st. You get three colors, 6×6 , 4 sheets of each.


The second card I used Timeless Textures and used both the stamps and coordinating dies. This third card , below, uses a pretty combination of Smokey Slate card stock and Daffodil Delight. This will be one of our club cards this next week. Lots of fun cutouts and layers. Thank you for stopping  by! Have a great weekend!


Snow Day!

This week was a snow day! Our schools were closed four days due to snow! I didn’t get as much stamping done as I had hoped, but I did get some quality time with some new sets…and a few old favorites.

This first card is made with Soft Suede cardstock, Serene Scenery dsp, and the new Easter Message stamp set all from Stampin’ Up. The cross was colored with I like the card, but I usually use spring colors for Easter. Was going to use the sheet with the dandelions, but it didn’t look quite right.

img_0707These next two cards were made with the Timeless Textures stamp set which is one of my go-to sets. Same background on each but I eliminated the splatters on the baby card and rotated the diecuts. The stamps are from Hey Chick and Moon Baby. The dsp is from Cupcakes and Carousels…love it! This shows that you don’t have to use a lot of dsp.