Birthday Floral

I’m trying to keep my cards simple after all of those handmade holiday cards!  I wanted this birthday card to be ‘bright and happy’ and selected my ink colors to reflect that. The stamps and die cut I used are both from Lil’ Inker Designs: Doodled Daisies and Boxed Up Birthday Greeting die. The first […]

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A Moose For You

My grandfather adores the ‘noble moose’.  In honor of that, I made him a birthday card using this cute Lawn Fawn moose as the focal point.  I stamped the moose and other images in Memento ink on Neenah card stock and colored them in with copic markers.  To create my ground I used 4 different […]

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Skating by to say ‘happy birthday’!

I’ve been playing with my stencil collection quite a bit recently.  I love the resulting bright background but the trick seems to be not letting it overpower the focal point of my card. To make the background I used a stencil and covered it in distress ink starting with picked raspberry then fossilized amber and […]

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Polaroid pups

This card showcases adorable pups from ‘Party Time by Lia’ stamp set by Hero Arts.  The card as a whole uses analogous colors – three or more colors that sit next to each other a 12 segment color wheel.  With that in mind, it takes the use of these mini polaroids  by Mama Elephant and […]

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bouquet for you

I started out as a scrapbooker, it wasn’t until a few (maybe two) years ago I became a card maker.  I own a lot of stamps.  A.lot.of.stamps. 🙂  But very few of them are traditional birthday stamps.  In fact, I bought my first traditional birthday set this past month.  Truth is, I’m struggling with it. […]

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Gorjuss Birthday

I’m a huge fan of these Gorjuss stamps.  They have them in full size and recently released miniatures in their previously released images too.  I love the images rubber stamps produce, these have the added benefit of attaching to an acrylic block versus a wooden block – meaning I have an easier time placing my […]

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Bring on the Cake!

Abigail, my niece, is turning 1!  The kid has it all – a sweet smile, sunny disposition, and a fan club. 😉  In honor of her upcoming birthday I’ve created a zipper panel card so I can send her college fund money.  What?  I can’t help it.  Have you seen the price of school these […]

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Somebunny loves you

Every month Ellen Hutson hosts a ‘Mix it Up’ challenge in their CLASSroom using products of one designer in combination with Ellen Hutson products.  Personal opinion: I like the inspiration, I like ‘stretching’ my stamps, and I certainly like the challenge of putting things together I might not otherwise would have combined.  Plus, I needed to make […]

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Celebrating a birthday

When your little sister turns 12, you try to create something as sweet and girly as she is!  Pink – check!  Sequins – check!  Cute little girl image – double check!  Personally, I love having an excuse to create something cute! The little girl image is from Neat and Tangled.  She was stamped with memento tuxedo […]

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