Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I love this technique of using clear embossing powder on a bold stamp and rubbing chalks and/or ink on top. It gives a distressed look to the image. (see below for close up of card). I used a stamping sponge on the punched Boho Blossoms flowers as well as the cardstock edges. The corner rounder used on the pink layer adds to the soft look! I created my own paper charm using silver EP, 1/2" circle punch and silver cording added to the striped pink grosgrain bow. The wheel is Illuminated and the stamp set for the hearts is A Happy Heart, both from Stampin' Up!® . I used a Sizzix diecut machine with the Flower Layers #3 die to create flowers on gift bag. Cardstock colors used were Whisper White, Pirouette Pink and Chocolate Chip. You can also substitute Pretty in Pink. I also used Chocolate chip ink and ink cartridge on these. Other SU supplies: Bella Rose Designer Paper, silver mini brad, linen thread, button bouquet and retired Occasions collection stamp to create the tag on the gift bag. Adhesives used were from Glue Arts. To add to the distressing, I stamped ink onto torn 
edge strip using Creamy Carmel, Pirouette Pink and Chocolate chip.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Flower Bucket Video now online!

You can now view the how-to video for making fun flower buckets such as this one, that I created for the Glue Arts Design Team. Click this link and locate the mini bucket video under my DT heading. The video shows how you can change out ribbons, flowers, etc. to make other decorative pails. This is one of several videos that will be appearing on the Glue Arts website showing you how to create fun craft projects. Be sure to check it out and tell your friends. Subscribe to my blog or become a follower to get updates on new video posts and for other project inspirations. This is a great project idea you can make with your kids. I got the buckets at Target, but you can find them at craft or dollar stores. Fill with seed packs, bags of treats, small garden tools, a post it pad and pen for a great end of year teacher gift or a get well gift. Post your creation on your blog and link it back to mine. Leave me a comment so I can check out your fun creations!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy

This matching card and envelope is called Cloudy Fields. It shows how you can work with a single color scheme along with white to create a simple, yet beautiful notecard set. I used the Baja Breeze ribbon, cardstock and ink along with the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, a stamping sponge and white gel pen to create this look. Even if you are a beginner stamper, you can create this set. I dipped the sponge in the Baja Breeze ink pad to create soft edging around the envelope flap and card layer. If you love this color combo, one of the Stampin' Up!® In Colors, be sure to order before the new catalog comes out! Click on this link to my SU website to have fun shopping!