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Monogram Background Cut



Monogram Background Cut

This design is my sample for The Paper Cabana Challenge #4:  Backgrounds.  This was designed to go on a glass block which unfortunately did not arrive in time for the challenge, so plan B was this card.  I used part of the Curve Screen  background by Jennifer Wambach and then welded it to a frame.  I then made the circle frame and welded the letter M inside the frame.  I made an offset of the circle frame to cut out the center of the background and then welded the monogram to the background.  I can’t wait for my glass blocks to get here so I can finish my real project!

Materials List 

Stampin’ Up! Night of Navy and Tangerine Tango Cardstock

Curve Screen by Jennifer Wambach Cut File

Comic Sans TTF


Spooky Tree with Googlie Eyes



Googly-eyed Spooky Tree

My card today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge F4A135…The eyes have it! The challenge is to use googly eyes on your card, with brownie points for using them on an inanimate object. I knew I wanted to use a spooky tree for my card, but could not find one that I liked. I searched the web for spooky tree coloring pages, and finally found an image that I liked and traced it in my Silhouette Studio software. I am also submitting this card to the Out of a Hat Creations Challenge: Halloween. This fun card is heading to my son for Halloween!

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Whisper White Cardstock

Spooky Tree Image

Chiller Font

5 Bracket Label by Lori Whitlock

Torn Paper Challenge



Lynn is up this week with a challenge for the Card-a-Day Blog Group, Torn Paper.  First, I have to tell you how much I LOVE this group!  They are such a talented group of women and so encouraging and supportive, I feel so fortunate to be a part of this group!  And now for my challenge card:

Torn Paper Beach

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the sand.  I tore the strips, sponged with Creamy Caramel and layered on the aqua card base.  I added the AMuse Clouds cardstock (thanks Kay!) for the sky.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the beach umbrella from Summer Set by Jamie Koay in Basic Black and Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper.

Materials List 

Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla and Basic Black Cardstock

Unknown Aqua Card Base

Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper

AMuse Clouds Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel and Basic Black Ink

Summer Set Cut File by Jamie Koay

Studio G Glitter Glue

Stampin’ Up! Small Oval Punch

Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park



Color My World with my Silhouette Cameo


You Color My World

Today I have a quick card for the Ways to Use It Challenge WT388 School Tools on Splitcoaststampers.  When I was a kid, back to school was one of my favorite times of the year because I got new art supplies!  I always got a new box of 64 crayons, new watercolors, new markers, construction paper, paste, glue, felt and pipe cleaners.  I was an only child and spent many hours with my art supplies, so getting new stuff was a treat!  When I saw the challenge to make a card using school tools, I immediately thought of art supplies.  I designed my watercolor paint box for my Silhouette Cameo, but you could do the same thing with punches.

Materials List 

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Gumball Green, Brilliant Blue, Concord Crush, Chocolate Chip Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip Ink

Stampin’ Up! Silver Dazzle Marker

Stampin’ Up! Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Gumball Green, Brilliant Blue and Concord Crush Markers




Beach House Row


Beach House Row

I haven’t had much time for crafting the past few weeks, but I had a couple of challenges I wanted to enter, so I made some time today to finish this card.  I designed the cut file for the beach cabanas and cut them in Peach Parfait, Green Galore and Calypso Coral.  I used a post-it note to mask the clapboards and sponged with Creamy Caramel.  I used Stampin’ Up Naturals Ivory Cardstock for the base and this fun Amuse Cloud cardstock for the sky.  I think this card is really cute, I love these colors!

Challenges Entered





Materials List

Stampin’ Up Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Green Galore and Calypso Coral Cardstock

AMuse Studio Clouds Cardstock

Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue and Basic Black Ink

Stampin’ Up Fabulous Phrases, More Bitty Banners Stamp Set

More Christmas Themed Swap Cards


Here is the next batch of Christmas Themed Swap Cards:

Frosty Friends Christmas

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Frosty Friends Stamp

Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Stampin’ Up! Stamping Sponge

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink

Stampin’ Up! Real Red 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon

Stampin’ Up! Word Window Punch

Stampin’ Up! Modern Label Punch

Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Real Red Markers

Winter Memories Skates

Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Winter Memories

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Ink

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink

Stampin’ Up! Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies (Negative for Mask)

Stampin’ Up! Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade, Real Red Markers

The 3D Paper Bow was made using a Silhouette Cameo Cut File as a Template

Extremely Hot Birthday! Apron Strings & Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Card #2


Extremely Hot Birthday!

I snuck another card in today between laundry and watching the Olympics.  This was a fun one to make, but a bear to photograph! Sorry for the glare, but I used Glossy cardstock and it was too dark to photograph without the flash.  This one was for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge #2 and Apron Strings Pinterest Challenge #19.  Here is the Apron Strings Inspiration Photo:

Pinterest Challenge #19


Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Glossy Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Peach Parfait Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Only Orange Textured Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White

Stampin’ Up! Peach Parfait Ink

Stampin’ Up! Only Orange Ink

Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango Ink

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Ink

Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray Ink

Stampin’ Up! Extreme Surf

Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Banners

Stampin’ Up! Framelits Bitty Banners

Stampin’ Up! Sponges

Sizzix Texture fades Rays Embossing Folder

Nestabilities Circle Die for Masking

Painters Tape for Masking




Birds on a Branch Inspiration Challenge


Birds on a Branch

Today’s Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge IC347 is a neat Etsy jewelry store, BeautySpot.  There are lots of interesting pieces for inspiration, but I was drawn to this Birds on a Branch ring:

Birds on a Branch ring

I love the graphic feel of the birds in silhouette on the turquoise background.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the birds and branch silhouette and Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park for the sentiment.


Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Bermuda Bay Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Ink

Assorted Perching Birds Cut File

Branch & Flowers Cut File






Technique Challenge Serenity Shells



Serenity Shells

I hve a fun technique for you today, the Splitcoaststampers Wednesday Tutorial – Distressed Watercolor Dry Embossing.   This card was made for the Apron Strings Pinterest Challenge #17.  Here is the challenge photo:

Pinterest Challenge #17

The colors reminded me of the beach, so I decided to use the Spellbinders Sea Beauty M-Bossabilities Folder because it gave me a good base for the Distressed Watercolor Dry Embossing Technique.  I used the PSX Serenity Prayer stamp and added the shell accents with Crystal Effects.


Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo Ink

Stream Distress Ink

Sailboat Distress Ink

Mustard Yellow Distress Ink

Sea Beauty M-Bossabilities Folder

Stampin’ Up! Clear Emboss Powder

PSX Serenity Prayer stamp

Nestabilities Deckle Rectangle Dies

Stampin’Up! Crystal Effects


Sailing Hello


Sailing Hello

It’s Inspiration Challenge day on Splitcoaststampers, my favorite challenge!  Today’s challenge is IC346 ~ Rellique, a very interesting website with lots of vintage and repurposed items.  I chose this Repurposed Vintage White Sail Hand Soap Can Lamp as my inspiration for my card.  I used this coloring page for the sailboat and cut it with my Cameo.  The waves were cut from a download from the Silhouette Online Store and the clouds were cut with a Memory Box Die.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park in Midnight Muse, using my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig to position it on the cloud die cut and mounted all the pieces on a Midnight Muse card base.  I am having a ball with my new Cameo, just wish I had more time to play!