Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I am so thankful that the vintage look is all the rage now as I love, love the style. I wanted to play with some new toys so I took out my brand spankin new stamp set called Simply Soft. It is so pretty and I can picture using it so many different ways. I used early espresso cardstock, cajun craze and whisper white. The DSP is from Paisley Petals and the flower was stamped in the new calypso coral, which goes awesome with cajun craze! I distressed the edges of the paper and used a sponge to blend espresso ink on the sides to give it that worn look. I also used a new embossing folder for the frame. Add a few pearls and voila! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I can't believe it has been sooo long since my last post. Life has been a little busy lately, but included a well needed vacation to Arizona, so I can't complain. When I returned I had a wonderful sampling of new items from the IB & C and one of my absolute favorite stamps is the new Sunflower. My co-worker, Maureen, has accepted a new job and I wanted to make her a little something to wish her luck. She is Irish, so I found this great little Irish Blessing to include.

I stamped the sunflower in black staz-on, then used the blender pens and markers. I also used the large scallop punch for the center "flowers". She started crying when she opened it. One of the reasons I love giving handmade gifts is because it is from the heart & people appreciate it. Have a good day :)