Moon Lake

Today’s card is another masculine one…my stash of men’s cards is slowly starting to grow!

Moon Lake 001 - Front

It’s been such a long time since I did any watercolouring.  I love it…I could happily sit and colour in all day!

Moon Lake 001 - Inside

Super simple on the inside.

I will be making this card with my class ladies tomorrow night…hope they enjoy the colouring in as much as I did!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’

Product List

Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Banners Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Versamark Pad

Big Shot

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Heat Tool

Early Espresso Stampin' Emboss Powder

Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Aqua Painters


April SCS Creative Crew Catalogue Focus

SU-Creative-CrewWhether it be with an ink pad and aqua painter, markers, watercolour pencils, making a background or dying something, what can you do with water and ink?

I love to colour in!  As soon as I saw this challenge I knew exactly what stamp set I would be using!

SU, Stampin' Up!, Mel Sharp, Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Handmade, Birthday Card, Watercolour

I love the Pleasant Poppies background stamp!  Those poppies are just beautiful, and I love colouring them in!  I used a blender pen and ink pads to colour with.  The darker poppy was coloured onto watercolour paper, cut out and popped up on a dimensional.

SU, Stampin' Up! Mel Sharp, Handmade, Birthday Card, Bring On The Cake

I love how this card turned out!  It would make a beautiful sympathy card, or a fantastic Mother’s Day card too!

Are you ready to show us what you can do with water and ink?  Simply upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers and use the keyword CCREW0414CF.  Don’t forget to check out the SU Creative Crew April Gallery while you are there for some awesome inspiration!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps: Pleasant Poppies, Itty Bitty Banners, Bring On The Cake

Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Watercolour Paper

Ink: Jet Black Stazon, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Ovals Collection Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Crosses of Hope

When one of my lovely stamping ladies (Hi Gina!) said she needed to make a baptism card for a boy I knew I didn’t have any stamps in my stash that fit the bill.  My Digital Studio (MDS) to the rescue!  A couple of clicks later I had purchased and downloaded the Crosses Of Hope digital stamp brush set, and I was set to go!

Crosses of Hope 001 Front

I have kept it super simple…that gorgeous cross needed to be my focal point!

Crosses of Hope 001 Inside

I love how simple it is to make the cross smaller in MDS to include on the inside of my card!

Hope you like this one Gina!

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Crosses of Hope (MDS), Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Marina Mist

Ink:  Marina Mist

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

March SCS Creative Crew Holiday Focus

SU-Creative-CrewThere are 3 holidays in a row in March: St. Urho’s Day (March 16), St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) and Jana’s birthday (one of the fabulous SU Creative Crew challenge hostesses)! For this challenge, make a birthday card in purple (for St. Urho) or green (for St. Patrick). Use a technique or layout that you love!

Field Flowers 004 Front

I’ve gone with a purple card, but there’s a touch of green in there too!  The technique I love, but seem to forget about, is 2 step stamping.  You are always guaranteed to get a wow result with this simple technique!

Field Flowers 004 Inside

I have kept the inside simple, letting that gorgeous flower do all the talking!

Are you ready to show us the Birthday card you have made using your favourite technique or layout?  Upload your creation over at Splitcoaststampers using the keyword CCREW0314HF.  Don’t forget to check out all of the gorgeous creations in the March Creative Crew Gallery.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Field Flowers, Blooming With Kindness

Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

January Creative Crew DSP/Colour Focus

Happy New Year!

I am so excited to be joining the Splitcoaststampers Stampin’ Up! Creative Crew Design Team for the next 4 months!


The January challenges kicked off today at 12 Noon EST – or 5am for those of us playing along in Melbourne!

Here’s the January DSP/Colour Focus Challenge:

January in Michigan can be like a crystal ball:  Icy, shimmery, white, cool blues, soft pinks, all mixed up with some earthy tones of red berries, evergreens and tree branches all coated with clear stuff!

January image

Show us your take on Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, using some cool wintery colours listed above.

I have to tell you, I really struggled with this one!  All I could see was Christmas trees……and I just didn’t want to make another Christmas card!  When I sat down to create my card on Saturday it was 38 degrees….we were melting, not freezing!  And looking at all those trees covered in snow didn’t help drop the temperature at all!  But then…..OMG…..all those trees……why didn’t I think of that earlier……

January Creative Crew Colour Focus

I pulled out what would have to be the least used set in my stash, Lovely As A Tree, and set to work!  I love how this turned out…it’s so shimmery in real life!  Why don’t I pull this set out more often???

I embossed the trees image onto Shimmery White cardstock with white embossing powder, then sponged Island Indigo and Night of Navy to create my night scene.  It doesn’t show up well in the photo, but I added some Dazzling Diamonds at the base of each tree to look like snow.

Inspired by this challenge?  Upload your card to splitcoaststampers using they keyword:  CCREW0114DF.  We can’t wait to see what you make!  Make sure you check out the Creative Crew Challenges Gallery while you are there to see the fantastic creations by my fellow Design Team members!

I will be back tomorrow to share another of the challenges with you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree, Express Yourself

Cardstock:  Shimmery White, Night of Navy

Ink:  Versamark, Island Indigo, Night of Navy

Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Heat Gun, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Mrs Claus

Have you ever brought a product because you saw ONE thing you just had to make?  Yep….we’ve all been there and done that!  Here’s my reason for finally buying the Dress Up Framelits!

Dress Up Framelits 001

Love love love it!  While I have seen a few of these around blog land, Sarah-Jane over at Cards and a Cuppa has a great tutorial on making Mrs Claus’ dress collar 🙂

Dress Up Framelits 001 Inside

I love this sentiment from the Christmas Messages stamp set!

I made this card with my ladies on Friday night and they loved it as much as I did…..I’m pretty sure we need dresses in all the Stampin’ Up! colours!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Sentiments, Christmas Messages

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red

Accessories:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Dress Up Framelits, Ovals Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Rain Or Shine for TSSC264

I had a chance to sit at my desk yesterday and play with the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge for this week 🙂

Rain Or Shine 001 Front

I can see this layout becoming one of my faves too!

Rain Or Shine 001 Inside

I stuck to super simple for the inside, but I still love it 🙂

Hoping for lots more stamping time this weekend…our Australian and New Zealand demonstrator sisters are enjoying Convention, and for those of us unable to go we are having “Un-Convention”, with lots of challenges to participate in, so I’m looking forward to seeing all the challenges and playing along.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stampin’


Stamps:  Rain Or Shine, Bring On The Cake

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Basic Gray

Accessories:  Big Shot, Nestabilities, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Patterned Occasions Gift Cards

On Monday I will be making these gift cards with my regular stamping ladies.

Patterned Occasions Group

Here’s a close up of each of the cards:

Patterned Occasions Bandaid Patterned Occasions Cupcake Patterned Occasions Elephant Patterned Occasions Latte Patterned Occasions Pants

The Patterned Occasions stamp set, available FREE only during Sale-a-bration is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by.


Stamps:  Patterned Occasions

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Circle Nestabilities, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Mini Brads, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Stampin’ Dimensionals