Leap and rise above

Today I’m sharing a card that I made for a fellow co-worker.

She is departing for another job opportunity and was nervous about it. I thought I might give her a little reassurance…. that sometimes we just have to go for it!

She is a strong woman and I know she can do anything she sets her heart and mind to.

The base is Bazzill cardstock, I also used a Momenta Pyramid pack, which I can’t remember the name…sorry.


I love embossing, I think it looks so good.

The sentiment is from Pink By Design’s The Life You Imagined.
The Butterfly is an Inkadinkado stamp set called Butterflies.
Recollections Party Pink and Stampendous Sunny Yellow Pastel embossing powder.

I added a leftover strip of the butterflies and the sentiment is from Pink By Design’s Rise Above it All.

Hope you’re all having a great day.

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Camping under the stars

Oh what fun….. at the end of the week my friend’s daughter is going to Girl Guide Camp. I can remember going to girl guide camp as a young girl and having the time of my life.

So to wish her the time of her life with lots of great adventures, making new friends and earning badges I made her this card.

Isn’t it cute? I used Recollections and Bazzill Cardstock for the base and the background I cut from a 12×12. The fire is a sticker embellishment from Michaels.

This is part of the Bo Bunny Camp A Lotpaper and embellishment collection. I matted a cardstock sticker  from the Fireside Fun Sticker Sheet…… I love, love, love this collection. I love the little sign by the tents that says  “Welcome Campers”.

I made a 3″ girl guide from the Paper Doll Dress Up and the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridges. To make the guide tie I used the smallest maple leaf stamp I had and used Memento Bahama Blue ink.

And if you’re like me …. you can’t draw, so I used Peachy Keen’s PK490 Everyday Character Faces Assortment. I gave her some pink cheeks and used my Sukura White Gelly Roll pen for the eyes.

I used DecoArt Snow Writer to make the marshmallows and then used chalk to make them “roasted”… heeeheee.

I used the Spellbinders Grommet Tags and the Peony Dies, stamped and colored with asstorted Tombows and Copics. The sentiment is Happy Camper from Imaginisce.

I added a couple of buttons… the tree and the blue tent as “grommets”.

Well I sure hope she has the best time at camp and brings home lots of great memories. I know I did.

I will be Linking Up to Sarah Hamer’s Link Up Tuesday... you should head on over and check out what everybody has been up to.

I will also be linking up to the Peachy Keen Stamp Challenge – Peachy Challenge #23 – Anything goes. Stop by and check out all the great entries.

Sweet Birthday Wishes !!!!

Today I wanted to share with you a birthday card I made for one of the ladies that I work with.

Yesterday was her birthday and we always celebrate by giving each other a card and of course ………. any excuse to eat cake.

I started by running a piece of teal cardstock through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots folder and attached it to the pink card base. I just love this pink and teal cardstock from Recollections.

The main image is a stamp from Great Impressions Stamps called Dessert Piled High…. yummmmm

I colored the image in with my Copics and a few Bic Markers. For an extra little bling I used Glossy Accents for the cherry on top, as well as some Stickles in Crystal.

I put two thin layers behind the main image and then used some popdots for dimension but only for the top half.

“Sweet birthday wishes” comes from the Say It Sweet stamp set from Pink By Design. I have a sweet tooth and this stamp set has a lot of great sentiments for anyone who does.

I used the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Grommet Tag Die set to cut out and then stamp the sentiment on. I then attached it with some Flower Brads from Recollections that I picked up from Michaels.

I think that everyone should take this advice on their birthday too. I know I do…heeeheee

I used two different stamp sets for the inside of the card. I used the Pink by Design Simply Everything stamp set for the “It’s Your Birthday !” and the Inkadinkado Eat Cupcakes set.

I will be posting some more birthday cards soon… May is such a busy birthday month.

Birthday Wishes

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my Father for his upcoming birthday.

When I was younger, my father and I used to go fishing. I always loved getting my hands in the minnow bucket, I would open it up and stare at all the little minnows swimming around. I have lots of great memories of fishing.

I used grey Recollections Cardstock for the base, added a layer of lime green paper, topped with a blue layer. The blue piece of cardstock is from Momenta Great Outdoors Paper pad and is embossed with fish.

The Sentiment comes from the Pink By Design Simply Everything Stamp set.

The main image of this card is the Wide Mouth Bass by Inkadinkado. I colored the fish in with my Copics and went over the fins with a Sakura Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Weathered Wood for the water and to ink around the edges. Then used my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large to cut out the image and green layer.

The inside sentiment comes from the Pink By Design  Spring Has Sprung Stamp set.

The little fish is also from the PBD Simply Everything Stamp set…. isn’t he cute.

So here’s Fishing my Father a Happy Birthday.

Hoppy Easter

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter and show you a card I made recently.

I used orange, green and brown Bazzill Cardstock for the base and the layers of this card. I stamped the Bunny in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink on White Recollections Cardstock and used my Copics to color it, then cut it out using my Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large

I just love this cute little set of stamps from Hot off the Press called Hoppy Easter. I used the mini carrot stamp and made my own background paper. First I stamped the carrot in some Memento Bamboo Leaves Ink and then colored them in with one of my Copics. I just love how it turned out, I will have to try this with some of my other small stamps.

For the Carrot I used the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge cut out at 3″, along with the shadow layer. The carrot is my favorite piece of the card…. I just love it. The sentiment comes from Pink By Design’s Hoppy Easter stamp set….. isn’t just perfect. I gave the carrot some dimension by adding some popdots.

For the inside of the card I stamped some more carrots and rounded the corners with my corner punch. The sentiment also comes from Pink By Design’s Hoppy Easter stamp set.

Wishing you a Hoppy Day

Hope everyone has a great Easter with Family and Friends.

A little bird told me…..

Well time to get back at it…. I have been sick with an ear infection that just wouldn’t go away.
Now it is gone and I can enjoy life again… yay

So I started the other day with a birthday card for the LPN on the unit I work.

She is a wonderful, thoughtful lady that I love to work with. Since it was her special day we decided to celebrate with balloons,flowers, cake and of course a  card.

I stamped one of the birdhouses from my JustRite Birdhouses stamp set and colored it using my Copics. I cut out and embossed the image using my Spellbinders Standard Circle Large Dies. Then ran the bottom half of the teal paper through the Cuttlebug with the Floral Fantasy folder.  

Both sentiments come from the Simply Everything stamp set from Pink By Design. This is a great versatile stamp set to own, it simply has a bit of everything…lol

The cardstock is Recollections Cool Water …. I love the colors in this paper pack, a mixture of purples and teals. I added a few large and mini flower brads from Recollections that I picked up on sale at Michaels.

Since the card is a 5 1/2″ square I realized that I needed to make an envelope to fit.

I used my Martha Stewart Score Board and Momenta Chloe’s Garden pyramid paper pack that I got at Walmart to make this envelope. I just love the great assortment of beautiful double sided cardstock in Chloe’s Garden…. great for many uses.

Have a great day and stay crafty.