Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Goodies!!

Well, I came home from my trip to Indianapolis, and found the postman had left my order on Christmas Eve at 5:45 PM!  So it was like Christmas all over, with some fun new things from PTI.  I've started my thank you notes to send, and this one was based on Nicole's beautiful card using Flower Fusion #11 and the Fancy Filagree border.  After seeing her card, I knew both these items would be in my basket! 
I think this is my favorite Flower Fusion!  I love tulips, and I liked how Nicole double stamped hers.  The new Hawaiin Shores ink is wonderful!  I've paired it with Spring Moss.  The gingham is my last piece of SU gingham ribbon :-(   I will need to find another source, cause I love gingham.... 

Monday, December 26, 2011

PTI December Blog Hop - Leftovers!

Well, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!  We were able to visit my children and grandchildren for a special time in Indianapolis.  We got home and I wanted to try to sneak in some stampy time before I have to go back to work in the morning.  I have some fun new PTI goodies too!  However, the challenge for the blog hop was to use some leftovers, so this card has a little of both...

The sweet little snowman was cut out of the wrapping paper I used for the grandkids presents.  I love snowmen, and I have a nice little collection of them...  The diecut doily was made with a scrap of white I found on my craft table - it just fit!  It's one of the new things from my children. :-)  I had a scrap of Autumn Rose ribbon, that I was able to turn into a bit of a bow, by just using some twine and a button.  The snowman was placed on some Spring Rain cardstock that was cut with a Mat Stack 1 die.  The Autumn Rose base was stamped with Polka Dot Basics in Fresh Snow ink.  Now that Christmas is over, the thank you notes begin.  I don't know about you, but I have more that gifts to be thankful for this year!  Blessings to you!

Friday, December 23, 2011

More MIM Tags!

I made some more tags last night, these will go on packages for my daughter and DIL's that contain a dozen all occasion cards!  I've been wanting to do that for the last three years, and finally made it happen.  I have one last card to complete the package tonight.  Good thing it will be a quick one, as we leave for our celebration with them tomorrow.  :-) 

I've really enjoyed making tags this year, and Erin's tutorial was just the inspiration I needed!  These tags were made with Aqua Mist cardstock.   The die is from Verve, and the tiny pearls are leftover from my Christmas cards.  The red baker's twine adds just the right amount of color.  Thanks for stopping by, and may you all be blessed this Christmas season with the best gift of all. 

Hugs ~ Luanne

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Make it Monday Tags

This week, Erin showed us how to make tags, using dies.  I needed three tags for packages for my children, so it was a perfect opportunity to make some up.  I wanted to match the wrapping paper I had picked up from Michael's this week and Aqua Mist worked perfectly. I chose the Mat Stack 2 die ,because I think it looks a little bit like an ornament! (sorry the pictures are a little dark ~ just couldn't seem to get a good one with the shimmer!)

. I stamped the two different snowflakes onto the cardstock (the larger in versamark and the smaller in Aqua Mist ink) then used my die. The stamps are all from Tag It's #8.  The snowflake circle was stamped in versamark and embossed with silver.  The little flourish was stamped in Aqua Mist and the the sentiment in Pure Poppy. How fun and easy, for a put-together look! And here is what they look like on the packages...
Now I can't wait to give them to my kids!    *sigh*  I love Christmas!  Hope you have a blessed holiday season!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Wedding Wishes

I just love the new Quarterfoil die from Papertrey Ink.  It makes the simple card fabulous!  This one uses Very Vanilla cardstock, with a wonderful sentiment and die from Verve's Love Story set.  I've added little pearls and sheer ribbon from Michaels.  This is part of a set of cards that I'm making for my daughter and daughter in laws for Christmas.  Now they just have to make sure they don't all send them to the same bride and groom!  Thanks for stopping by....!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Make It Monday #45: Coloring Embossed Images with Copics

Hello everyone!  Can I just say how much I enjoyed this week's Make it Monday??  I've been trying to finish up a few last minute Christmas cards, so this morning, I took a break and decided to try my hand at this technique.  Well, I loved the results!  I was able to use some of my new Smokey Shadow cardstock and ribbon too.  The poppies almost took on a "painted" look, and you could really see the brush strokes, that look like petals! Looks even better IRL...:-) Oh, so fun!! 

This might be one of my favorite cards I've ever made, and I can't wait to make another one!  Thanks so much Lisa, for showing us how to do this, and thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Make it Monday Ruffled Pleats

This is my second attemp at ruffled pleats...
I am using the Christmas Poinsettia for my Christmas cards this year.  Not too sure about this one, but I'm trying!  The printed paper is left over from Basic Grey's Jovial from last year.  Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Make it Monday #43 - Ribbon Pleating

Well this is my first little attempt at Ribbon Pleating, using Dawn's fabulous directions!  I know I will try to do another one over the weekend, as it was so easy!  I chose to use New Leaf Satin ribbon, and it worked like a dream.  The poinsettia was stamped with Berry Sorbet, cause I've always loved those peachy pinky ones.  
Well, I still need to make more cards, and I'm trying to get my tree up and decorated too.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

MIM #42 - Layered Sentiment Background

This week's Make it Monday by Betsy was very inspiring!  I was able to do some stamping this afternoon, and here are the results:

I started with lines of Music on Ivory cardstock.  Then, I added several sentiments from Richly Blessed, a Verve Christmas set from last year.  I used three different shades of distress ink, making the main sentiment in the darkest color.  Then I tore the edges, and used Betsy's technique on the edges.  The cross was made with Spring Moss ink and button, and the top has some rustic twine. It was all placed on Spring Moss cardstock.  I like the finished look - thank you Betsy!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

Hope everyong had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Ours was quiet, with just my husband and me, but it was great.  We will have leftovers for a month!  :-)   I did have some time to stamp in between preparations, and was able to create this card for the November PTI Blog Hop.

 I pulled the plaid from the gingham pillows, and used the beautiful poinsettia dies with Pure Poppy.  The ribbon and leaves were made with New Leaf.  I added some white pearls with my Viva Pearl Pen (I love it, it's so easy!).  The sentiment is from Verve's Bright Spirits.  Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the hop!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MIM in Gliter

For this week's Make it Monday, we had to get out our glitter. It's all over my table now (and me!), but it was fun!  I started with some Royal Velvet and Ocean Tides cardstock ~ what a pretty combination it is in real life (had trouble getting a good picture today...)  I used my Music Notes background on the Ocean Tides layer.  Then I cut a strip with my Half & Half die, and used my glue pad to ink up the striped patteren.  I love this glitter from Martha Stewart, it has to be my favorite color!  Next up, the Mat Stack 1.  Finally, I used some Ocean Tides ink for the sentiment, and took the little snow Flourish from Tag It's 8 as an accent.
All my edges were inked with Fresh Snow. A few purple rhinestones on the sentiment panel finishes this card.  Inside it says "the best year ever".  I think it'll go to our good friends on New Years.  Thanks for a fun challenge Jennifer!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

MIM#40 - For Regina

I wnted to try a second technique that Heather showed on her Make it Monday video.  This card uses faux stitching, done with paper piercing and a white gel pen.  I used the Flower Fusion #6 die, the leaves from Simple Sunflower, and scraps of paper from Basic Grey's Green at Heart collection.  I also sewed my buttons on, something Heather showed us as well.
The card base is actually Autumn Rose, but it sure looks purple here!  The next panel is textured white and then a layer of Kraft that was stamped with small dots in Versamark.  I will be sending this to a fellow stamper's Mom.  (Thanks for letting us know Cindy!) 

MIM #40 - Reverse Applique

This is my entry for Make it Monday #40, Reverse Applique.  I used my Harvest Berries stamps and dies.  The print papers, are from one of the paper packs we received at Stamp-a-Faire!  The smaller print is underneath, and I used the larger print to cut out GRATITUDE.  A little bit of Terracotta Tile twill and a Ripe Avocado button make up the sentiment .  The berries were glued on one at a time....they are tiny,  but helped as a finishing touch.  Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MOJO214 Baby Card

Have you all been seeing the fabulous new Verve stamps coming our way?  I'm really excited about all the sneak peeks!  This evening I was able to pull out some of my favorite verve sets, and put together a card using this weeks MOJO sketch.  I needed a baby card in my stash, and wanted to do something a little different.  I chose to use some Basic Grey Marjoline papers, in grays and apple green. My little elephant is colored with Copics, and I used a mix of gray and greens for him.
Several different Verve sets were used, including To The Moon and Small Phrases. The panel was made with PTI's Half & Half die. I think I'm going to use this sketch for another card, I have lots of ideas ~and it's Mojo Monday prize week!  Thanks for coming by!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Poinsettia & Plaid

Good Morning!  I had time to get stampy last night while my husband was at a meeting.  I had this poinsettia made, and decided to put it to use.  I found a scrap of Jovial plaid paper left from last year (one of my favorites) and liked how the deeper reds looked together.  I added a little strip of sheer gold ribbon, and stamped one of the sentiments in black.  The center of the poinsettia was made using a glue dot and pressing some gold microbeads into it.  Love how that turned out!

 Hope you all have a happy stamping day...!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

MIM Stamped Backgrounds again!

When I got up this morning, I had some supplies on my craft table, and had to do another stamped background.  Using the same color scheme as yesterday (love it), I put together a card to send to my Aunt.  She's moving into assisted living this weekend after suffering a fall.  A little bit of an adjustment, so I just wanted to send some encouragement to her. Have a Happy Stamping day..!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

MIM Snowflake Background

Had some fun stamping this afternoon, and got a chance to make a couple of cards using this weeks Make it Monday technique.  Nicole showed us how she uses stamps to create backgrounds.  This first card uses the Tag It's #8 snowflakes.  The largest snowflake was stamped in Versamark, and then embossed using some Stardust embossing powder.  Then the smaller ones were stamped, using Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, and Spring Moss.  I used some Ocean Tides Ribbon with a little twine in the corner. A little line of icicle stickles are on the back snow drift.  The horse and sleigh are stamped in Spring Moss.

The second card today, is for a sweet friend going through a rough time.  I pulled out some new Autunm Rose products as my starting point.  I love the Harvest Berries set, so it I used that to create the background.  The larger stems were stamped in Old Olive, and the smaller in Spring Moss.  I tested out the different pink inks I have, and found that Melon Mambo worked pretty well, so that was used for the triple dots.  The single dots are in Purely Pomegranite.  The sentiment used stamps from Mat Stack 2.  I finished it all with the pretty small dotted ribbon in Autunm Rose. 
It was a lot of fun to use this technique of making your own background.  I know I'll give this a try again!  Thanks for looking ~ Happy Stamping....!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Poinsettia Time

Starting to roll out the Christmas cards.  I made this using the VLV October week 5 sketch.  Really enjoying the poinsettia stamp and die.  It's stamped in two different reds (Cherry Cobbler and Pure Poppy) and that gives it even more dimension.  The sentiment was cut out with my Creative Memories oval cutters, still a favorite tool of mine!  The papers are all from Basic Grey.

 Have a great day!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

MIM Dashing!

Another card using Betsy Veldman's tutorial for Make it Monday!  I created the back layer in two different styles.  The whole panel was embossed with the snowflake folder.  Then, the top half was brayered with blue ink and the bottom half with Martha Stewart's glue pad, then sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.  It looks so cool in real life!  The panel is a piece of Spring Rain, and the tree paper is from Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday.  I'm enjoying this new technique a lot!  Happy Stamping all....!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MIM Poinsettia

Ooo!  I was so excited for this weeks Make it Monday.  Believe it or not, I had made this embossed panel when I was at Stamp-a-Faire!  A friend had brought the embossing folder to share, and I had made about 5 of them, and they hadn't been touched since.  So when I saw Betsy's tutorial, I thought, hmmm, I wonder how that would work with white craft ink.  Well, I loved the result!  In real life, it looks so frosty, just like a cold morning.  And, I got to use my brand new poinsettia dies and stamps.  Double fun!  I pulled out my little labels set, and one of the sentiments fit perfectly.  Man, it was a fun, successful stamping time!  Love when that happens....
Have a great, creative day!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PTI October Blog Hop ~ Color and Pattern

Good morning!  Today is PTI's Blog Hop and this is what I came up with...
I went for the colors and patterns from the inspiration photo.  The blooms (Flower Fusion #6) remind me of Mums, which are all over the place right now.  I used a rock and roll technique for them, using Really Rust and Cajun Craze inks.  They were stamped directly onto the PTI cardstock. The grass is an older print paper that was torn, and the edges were inked with the stem and leave color (Old Olive).  Some Kaisercraft olive rhinestones were added to the centers. I stamped the sentiment right onto theTerracotta Tile twill. (say that fast for fun...)  A little antique brad and I've got a quick fall birthday card. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

More MIM...

I was doing a little stamping this afternoon, and decided to make another Make it Monday card.  I loved this weeks technique and thought it was a good way to make a quick card with my new favorite papers from Basic Grey ~ Out of Print. 
I've used the Mat Stack 2, with a circle cut out, and used a corner scrap in the upper left.  A little rustic white twine and a button...done!  The sentiment is from Blooming Button Bits.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MIM Layered Mats and Frames

On this week's PTI Make it Monday, Dawn showed us how to use our dies in a new way.  This is what I came up with.  I've used the Mat Stack 1 and a circle to frame out one of the sentiments from Half & Half.  The flowers are from Verve and the papers are from Lily Bee's This & That collection. 

Boo Boo Bear

Good morning!  I had a little time to stamp last night, and was excited to pull out this Whippersnapper stamp I picked up in Indianapolis on a recent visit.  The bad news is, I need to send it right out, to a sweet friend from my Bible Study, that broke her tibia (sp?)....  She's getting along in a wheelchair, but still, a long recovery!  Hope this cute little guy will help cheer her up!
  The papers are from Lily Bee, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  Thanks for coming by...!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Twins Birthday

So, here I am with two swimming cards!  My twin BIL's have birthdays coming up.  Since they were swimmers in their youth (as well as my husband and their dad) I thought Swimsuit Stanley from Whippersnapper would work!  The inside of the cards has a Verve sentiment that says "you're never TOO OLD to set a new goal, or dream a new dream".  LOL, I'm thinking 2012 Olympics for these 57 year olds...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

MIM Watercolored Gingko Leaves

Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques in cardmaking.  This week on Make it Monday, we were shown a little twist!  Stamping in the color, then softening it with an aquapainter.  I chose to do this with the Harvest Berries set.  It was really fun to do, and I will use this idea again!  (no need to pull out the Stazon ink for this!)  Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Birthday Sunflowers

Love my new sunflower die!  I was able to make this in layers, so there is a lot of dimension.  The flowers were cut from rustic white and stamped with daffodil.  The centers were cut from daffodil, and stamped with chocolate.  The leaves were made with Spellbinders Foliage in Old Olive.  The card basewas stamped in polka dots with chocolate.  Now I'm off to stamp a little more....  :-)

Happy Birthday to my Steve!

My middle son will be celebrating his birthday next Monday, so I'll need to get this in the mail in the morning,  I was able to get some stamping time today!  After being gone on vacation last week, I was happy to stamp again.  I missed the Mojo Monday sketch last week, but this week's sketch was a great one.  I changed one of the shapes to a circle, I think it looks like a big golf 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MIM Christmas Cookie Jar

Today I'm posting my first chipboard card...but wait, it's not really chipboard!  This week for Make it Monday, we were shown how to make our own chipboard from Papertrey dies.  I'm using the friendship jar with holiday fillers for Christmas this year, so I tried the technique here:
First I colored my stamped jar with copic markers.  Then I cut out three more die pieces and glued them together, adding the colored piece on the top.  The papers are all from Basic Grey's Nordic Holiday.  The sprinkles have clear spica glitter pen on them, and the sentiment is Fresh Snow, embossed with white EP.  This was really easy to do, and look forward to trying it out again!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

PTI September Blog Hop

I don't know about you, but when I can make a card for a specific reason, it comes together much better.  My card today (inspired by the PTI blog hop photo below), will go to my amazing stepdaughter.  She is an artist in her own right.  Her profession is graphic design, but she also takes the most interesting, story telling photos.  Yesterday, she had her first showing of photography in an art gallery in Chicago.  As of this morning, two of them were sold and one was pending!  It makes me SO happy for her.  She is definately going in the direction of her dreams.  I will be sending this off to her tomorrow...
My inspiration came mostly from the colors of the photo, but I also used some strips of patterened papers to push that more.  The papers are all from Lily Bee's This & That collection.  The sentiment is from Verve.  The Card base is Rustic White from PTI, and I used both Mat Stack 1 and 2 dies.  A Pure Poppy button with some lemon Baker's twine finish it off.  This is the interesting photo that inspired my card:
Thanks for stopping by....!

Friday, September 23, 2011

SSD94 Halloween for Brooklyn

Good morning!  When I went to Indiana last weekend, I made a little sidetrip to Archievers....  I found these cute little 3-D stickers with matching paper from Doodlebug.  Well, I'm not a big fan of spooky, scary Halloween cards for my little grandkids, so these were perfect!  (I've learned to put their name in my card title, so I can remember next year what I made and don't repeat, old age!)  I went with Amy's fun sketch for Skipping Stone's Design this week, it worked perfectly for this little bug!  I used my MFT star dies, and added some purple bling from i-roc (looks black, but it's not).  I'll usually tuck in some money for them, since that can't come to my house for the treat! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A CAS of Moe...

When I learned this month's challenge was to Case-a-Diva, I knew right away I was going to Maureen Plut's blog, to case this fabulous card...
My nephew is getting married in early October, and I knew this would be a wonderful wedding card for him.  I had to leave the beautiful dove off, which is so cool, and I didn't have any pins, so I just made my bow a little bigger and added some extra pearls.  My frame is from a set from Stampin-Up, as well as the sentiment. Hope they like it, as much as I loved Maureen's creation...

My background papers are from Basic Grey's Cappella, and the ribbon is silk. 
 Thank you for stopping by!  And thank you Moe, for your wonderful inspiration!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall Harvest Berries Set

I can not tell you how much I am enjoying my new Harvest Berries stamps and dies!  Over the weekend, I cut and stamped a bunch of the wonderful ginkgo leaves, and was able to quickly put this set of cards together, using some retired Stampin Up designer papers.  The flowers were cut out with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, and the centers are brads from SU.  The sentiments are all from Botanical Silhouettes.  Thanks for stopping by...!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Harvest Berries ~ Love these leaves!

My first project with my new Harvest Berries stamps and dies.  Agghhh!!  Love them!  I'm glad I took a quick snapshot before I went to church this morning, as a good friend took it home with her.  (I use my cards to help support the missionaries from our class)  I think these will be a wonderful addition to my crafting things.  The flower is a Tim Holtz die called Tattered Flowers, and the background papers were part of our gift from PTI at July's Stamp-a-Faire.  Now I'm off to make some more ginkgo leaves........ :-)

Friday, September 9, 2011

Make it Monday Fall Birthday

I have FIVE family masculine birthday cards to make in the Fall!  We all know those take a little more thought, no bows, no ruffles, ....  Well, I use a lot of leaves, trees, and yummy fall colors to fill the bill.  I decided to make another MIM card this week, as I loved the idea of creating backgrounds with a single repeated stamp.  The demo was so helpful to me, knowing how to start off and fill in to give a more uniformed look.  (thank you Dawn!)  For this card, I used a leave from a SU set called French Foliage.  The main image is one of my fav's from PTI, a Wreath for all Seasons.  It's put on a Spring Moss card base, and the leave was stamped with River Rock SU ink.  I used Labels One nesties, with Early Expresso and Really Rust inks for the wreath.  Just a single antique brad to finish off this more masculine card. Hmmm, which son, brother in law, etc... to send it to??

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

One of my favorite designers is Amy Sheffer. She is hosting the sketches this month at Skipping Stones Designs. I used her first fabulous sketch to make this Fall card. I'm ready for fresh apple season, just around the corner!  This has a Cajun Craze base, with papers from Imagenice called Apple Cider.  The image was cut with a Labels One Nestabilities, and the sentiment with the Charming Oval dies from Verve.  Thanks for looking,and thanks Amy for how you continue to inspire me!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Make it Monday Butterfly Background

I wish I could have every Monday off!  Today I'm spending time at my stamp table, and enjoying challenges on the day they're given!  This is for this week's Make it Monday from Papertrey Ink, to use a stamp to make a background, using a stamp that wasn't really created for a background.  I chose the butterfly from Happy Trails for this one.  Then, I cut out three butterflies from a Basic Grey paper pack calle Marrakeck.  The sentiment was put on layered dies from Verve.  What a fun challenge!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

MIM Penciled Shores

Well, this week's Make it Monday was a real challenge for me!  I love my copics, and I love to watercolor.  Pencils?  Another thing...  This ended up a little differently than I planned, but it was fun to try something I hadn't done for ages.  I ended up sponging the edges of the image while the nestie was still in place, just to soften the look.  Papers are from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey, and the sides are stamped in versamark with the gingham basics stamps.  The base of the card and ribbon are New Leaf, and the buckle and image are from Stampin Up. 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Papertrey Blog Hop!

We were challenged to create from an inspiration photo for this month's PTI Blog Hop.  The cute little scene made me think of a picnic lunch.  I'm sure many fellow stamper's grabbed their Vintage Picnic set and went to town.  My version has a stamped background, to mimic the inside of the suitcase. (I used Iconic Images) The basket was die cut and colored with copics.  The flowers were stamped on a piece of Rustic White, and the edges of the panel were sponged with Mellow Moss before I removed it from the die.  A larger version was cut out using a Mellow Moss print.  The ribbon was thread through and tied with a Poppy button and white embroidery floss.    Here is the photo that inspired us all...

Enjoy all the fabulous creations for the Hop!  Thanks for taking a peek at mine...

MIM Challenge ~ Out of the Lines...??

What??  Color outside the lines?  That's what this week's Make it Monday was all about from Papertrey Ink.  Well, this was a major challenge for me!  Even when I was a little girl, coloring was all about staying inside the lines...LOL.  I decided to pull out Flower Fusion #6, and make a bunch of flowers.   I did color outside them if you look real close, but not too much! :-)  This also used a piece of Basic Grey's Indie Bloom collection and was the inspiration for my colors.  Card base and ribbon are Berry Sorbet, and the flowers are on a piece of textured white cardstock for a change.  TFL!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

VLV Sketch for August

Charmaine gave us a wonderful sketch to work with for this week's Viva la Verve.  This is my second card using it!  I thought it worked perfectly on this little boy card, using Papertrey Ink's Out of this World set.  The stars are from My Favorite Things and are dusted with SU Dazzling Diamonds.  The rocket is colored with copics, highlighted with a Spica clear glitter pen and a drop of Crystal Effects for the window. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

MIM Birthday Glitter

What a fun and easy technique for this week's Make it Monday! You can find the tutorial here: It was fun to make my background with the awesome sunflower stamp set.  I used Mat Stack 1 for my die, and punched a circle for the sentiment and popped it up with some SU dimensionals.  The colors are Ocean Tides and Blush, with Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, and Versamark inks.  Can't wait to try this out again!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Masculine Get Well

Have you ever noticed, that it's easy to make Femine Birthday, Thinking of You, and Get Well cards?  Well I decided to make this card into a Masculine Get Well card.  Using my new Iconic Images set from Papertrey Ink, I chose black and sahara sand to make it feel more like a guy card. The bird and branch are embossed with black embossing powder.  Then I cut and framed it with the Mat Stack 1 die and stamp.  The papers are older prints from Stampin Up. I've used the die from Half & Half, accented with three black eyelets. The little leaves around the edge of the bird are stamped in Versamark and are also from Mat Stack 1.

Warm Thank You

I could hardly wait to come home from work and stamp today! I wish I could have half days, every day...!   **sigh**  I pulled out this little set from PTI called Flower Fusion 6, and used Shannon's cool sketch for this week's Viva la Verve challenge.  I used some distress inks on the white doily to soften the look, as my flower and sentiment are on Barely Banana cardstock.  I love these sweet little dies from Verve, perfect for a small sentiment.