Manchester Masculine

the lucky recipient of this card was my Nephew.  He is now 19.  Pretty suitable for a 19 year old right??

I stamped and decorated the inside but for got to take the picture.  

Stamps: Think happy Thoughts

Paper: Artichoke, kraft, manchester dsp

Ink:  artichoke

Accessories:  designer star brads, circle and star punches, regular brads, kraft taffeta ribbon

Think Happy Thoughts

This set is one of my favorites.  I won it for free at convention last year- I sure hope I win something again this year!  I love free stamps!    The background is random stamped circles from the set and the rest is layered, pierced and I added a few buttons.  

All supplies are Stampin’ Up!


Stamps:  Think Happy Thoughts

Paper:  Celery, Banana, bashful blue, celery prints paper

Accessories: Scallop punch, circle punches, various buttons and light blue gingham ribbon

Club card

This was the club card this month! I hope all the members liked it. Super simple and a great way to make the carousel note cards last a little longer! I paired Groovy Guava with chocolate chip this time- I really like this combo! card measures 6×3. Sorry the picture stinks!


Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts

ink: Chocolate Chip & Groovy Guava

paper: afternoon tea, whisper white Chocolate Chip & Groovy Guava card stock, carousel note card cut into quarters

accessories: guava stitched ribbon, circle punches, scallop punch, gold brad, staples

Where do the days go?

Time flies when your having fun. Whew! where do the days go. I made this card for a Stamping Friend–but I mailed it to her a month early.

Completely Cased from Lauren Meader. I love her blog and I admire her talent. Take a look at her card HERE. which was based on a sketch HERE

And she is right. if you have pretty paper- this sketch flies together in just 5 minutes!

STAMPS: Think Happy thoughts

PAPER: Groovy Guava, River Rock and Ruby Red card stock. Ginger blossom paper

ACCESSORIES: Circle punches, scallop punch, river rock stitched ribbon. sakura glitter pen. non SU jumbo brad.

Party Balloons

My good friend Karen came over to stamp last week- and look at this adorable balloons stamp she brought with her! Now this was fun. So bright and cheerful! The image is colored with markers and I believe the stamp is from Stampendous. all other supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Balloon stamp from Stampendous, Think Happy Thoughts
Paper: So Saffron designer prints paper & cardstock, Bashful Blue, Real red, whisper white.
ink: black
accessories: New SU Striped grosgrain ribbon, buttons, thread and CTMH liquid glass (the same as crystal effects)
tools: circle punches, scallop punch, markers to match for coloring.