Lucky Friend

Monday night was my Stamp of the Month Class.
This month we used the Sprinkles of Life stamp set — have I told you how much
I love that stamp set.  Well last night all of the ladies agreed — it is the BEST
Ronald McDonald House stamp set yet.  So many possibilities with it.
Lucky Friend TreeThis is one of the cards we made.  The base of the card is Tip Top Taupe.
I added a layer of Rich Razzleberry and Very Vanilla on top of that.
I embossed the Very Vanilla with the Elegant Dots embossing folder.
I cut a piece of Rich Razzleberry 2" x 5 1/4" and used the new
Triple Banner Punch to create the banner end.
Then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock that is 1 3/4" x 5" and created
another banner to layer right on top.  I added a piece of the 2014-2016
In Color Washi Tape across the top.
The tree is stamped with Tip Top Taupe on Tip Top Taupe cardstock and punched out using the coordinating Tree Builder Punch (another must have).
I stamped the little flowers with Crushed Curry ink on Crushed Curry cardstock and punched out.  The flower stems and leaves are Old Olive ink.  I used Old Olive ink again for the tree leaves on Old Olive cardstock — punch out.
Don't forget to stamp your apple with Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock and punch out.  The words are stamped with Tip Top Taupe ink.
Assemble your card — don't forget to add plenty of dimensionals — you know that always help any card.

Happy Anniversary!!

Today is my 36th wedding anniversary.
I don't usually get all "mushy" online (except maybe for my grand kids)
but I do have to say I love my husband very much.
We have had many great times together and I look forward to many, many more.
Timeless LovesHere is a variation of a card I did last week.
I changed up the colors and added some designer paper.
The card base is Cucumber Crush with layers of Whisper White and
Watermelon Wonder.  The designer paper is from Pretty Petals DSP Stack.
I added pearls in the center of two flowers for a little texture.

Happy Anniversary Tony — I love you!!

Watercolor Wings

Purple combinations are always a hit.
This was one of the cards at last week's Fast & Fabulous Cards Class.
Everyone loved the color combo but especially all of the sparkles on the butterflies.
Watercolor WingsThis card features the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the Fluttering Embossing Folder — two great new products.  The big butterfly is a 3-step stamp.
First we stamped the main portion of the wings using Wisteria Wonder that was stamped off once.  Next we stamped the wing edges again with Wisteria Wonder but this time full strength.  Last we stamped the inside wings and dots using Elegant Eggplant.  The butterfly is cut out with the Bold Butterfly Framelit.

The card front has an extra cut and fold to create a unique look and
border — this was so much fun.