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Tuesday, February 7, 2017



Hello... I have been in hiding for quite some time now it appears!!!

I am going to try to get back to the things I love and miss, such as my card creations!

so with no further blah,blah,blah...here is a new one!

I just love this adorable new stamp set, Custom Tees!!  I have adorned my tee with the antlers from another new set from our occasions catalog, Bookcase Builder. I created the "camo" look with the VERY versatile set, Gorgeous Grunge. 

Hope you enjoy my camo tee!!!

Until Next Thought,


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I missed posting for almost a year, WHAT?? :-0

Hello my long lost blogging friends!!
It is hard to believe it has been almost 1 year since my last post!
That totally sounds like a confession to me :-0 !!

I am sorry, i have missed you and sharing my projects with you all...
It is my intention to get back on track, after a long, unfortunate year, and start posting again...
I will share with you some of the cards I have created(with the intention of posting)over the past year in my next post.
First I need to get them together!!

Until Next Thought,

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"anchor" and chain??

Thought:I love these whales from the new stamp set and sizzlits die "Oh, Whale!" found in our spring occasions catalog, but I don't want my whaley to be lonely...
So, may I introduce you to Mr. and Mrs. Moby?!
This card is on a card base of whisper white,with a layers of basic gray and another layer of whisper white topping it off.
The top bough is made from our large scallops edgelits die.
The color is calypso coral. Run your die through the big shot like this:
so sweet!
The heart and Mr. Moby and anchor are cut from basic gray card stock and the Hearts a Flutter Framelit Die and our Happy Whale Clearlits die. A second whale is cut in calypso coral, the soon to be Mrs. Moby.
I used the Sale-a-bration stamp set "Pretty Petites' and coordinating punch 'Petite Curly Label',which I earned FREE!!! Well, sort of...don't tell my Mr. Moby that I spent $ to get them free ;)...
I made the Mrs' crown and the 'Mr and Mrs'from our Tiny Tags stamp set.
I stamped the waves 3 times consecutively in basic gray ink.
I attached a piece of tulle I had in the stash to the Mrs as a veil...my blushing bride! Use stamping dimensionals to give her the pop she deserves!
 *Note, I used a black flower behind Mr.s eye and punch a whole for his eye. And a basic pearl for Mrs' eye. I used my basic black and calypso coral marker to create their smiles and eyelashes.
 I though the Mr. needed to be a bit more dashing so I stamped Mr. with the new Beyond plaid stamp set.
And because men always feel they are being tied down when they get married, I added an anchor to Mr. with a piece of coral bakers twine.
Hope you enjoy these cuties!!
Until Next Thought,



Tuesday, January 29, 2013


I must get back to Stampin'!!!
When I saw this cool stamp set from our Saleabration catalog,  I just had to have it(of course)!
 The stamp set is called 'Feeling Sentimental" and of course since I am a 'Jersey girl',this ferris wheel reminded me of the recent devastation that our shore towns were dealt with Superstorm Sandy.
So, I the wheel started turning...
My first thought was derived from an actual used card from the casinos in Atlantic City(don't worry i didn't lift it ;) I have several decks of used cards from there. 

 I thought about making the background look like the boardwalk,but then decided I wanted to make it a little brighter than wood planks.  So, I used our Woodgrain Embossing Folder on Naturals White Card stock.  I sponged this with some Island Indigo ink.
I stamped the ferris wheel image in Not Quite Navy to give it a softer color than the indigo.  I added a banner made with the following:

  • Ticket Punch and 'That's the Ticket' stamp set(available in our new spring catalog)and "Admit One"tangerine tango ink
  • An island Indigo tag made with the 'Hearts a flutter' framelits die and the new stamp set "Ciao,Baby!'(also available in the spring catalog)the "1" stamped in garden green ink
  • Another tag made with the 'hearts a flutter framelits and the stamp set"Occasionals Alphabet' "O is for One" stamped in real red
  • A strip of island indigo stitched satin ribbon
  • A knotted strip of real red stitched grosgrain ribbon
  • and lastly the banner was hung on Island Indigo Baker's twine
 I added the layer of daffodil delight card stock embossed with our Argyle Embossing Folder and lastly, made 2 1" square dice in real red card stock.(punch a hole in the top square and add a white square behind)Another "1!" 

Now, I think I should take a quick little trip up the parkway, go to Atlantic City, bet on 1, and see if I won???

Until Next Thought,


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snow Much Fun #2

card #2 of Trifecta Snow Much Fun

Trifecta Snow Much Fun
As I told you in my previous post, I wanted to create a 3-D effect with the stamp set Snow much Fun.
I started with a card base of pacific point blue(my oldest son loves this color!, which is saying a lot because he is a teenager I mostly just get grunts as answers and he usually doesn't like anything unless it has to do with food or sports:-0)
You will need 2 pieces of pacific point blue.  The 1st will be 4 1/4"x 11".  The 2nd will be 2 1/2"x 6 1/8".
The 1st piece of card stock(the card base) is scores on the 11' side at 5 1/2",7",9",and at 10 1/2".
The smaller piece(the front) is scored on the 6 1/8' side at 4" and 5 1/2".
The layer for the front is a piece of early espresso measuring 2 3/8" and 4 7/8". And a piece of whisper white card stock measuring 2 1/4" x4 3/4". I stamped the snowman image in black staz-on ink and colored in the snowman image with my SU! markers.  I then used the epsom salt technique to make a snow image effect over my piece of whisper white.

After drying I attached the layers to the smaller piece of pacific point blue.
On the card base, I crease my folds and create a square at the base, attaching to the card at the 10 1/2 score mark.(make sure your base makes a square so it sits well):seen at the base of this picture.

Then attach the bottom of the smaller piece of pacific point to this square base. I then fold this flat as it would fit in your envelope and put adhesive to the back of the the smallest strip.  Open your card base back up and attach in a parallel to your bottom square.(as in above pictures).
Make sure you can fold it flat at this point to fit in your envelope.
 The fence post is made using 5 strips of 2 1/2"x 3/8" in crumb cake ,cut at the end with our jewelry tag punch and embossed with our new Woodgrain textured impressions embossing folder, and 2 strips 4 1/4"x1/4" for the back(whatever would you call that??).
The bough is made from old olive card stock cut with our large scallop edgelits framelit. Those cute little bows are made by placing 2 hearts in baja breeze from the owl punch together(and used my baja breeze marker to darken centers)
 Attach fence to the front square.
I added some more epsom snow to my card and some small (non Su!- do you believe I had no current snowflake stamp set or accessory with snow flakes??) punched snowflakes to the base.
Hope you enjoy this fellow!!

Until Next Thought,


Sunday, December 2, 2012


These are the cards we created at this months class!!
I borrowed the set from my friend Karen(hi!)and of course, since it was one of the on-line extravaganza specials, I ordered it :-O 
These cards are definitely SNOW MUCH FUN! as the name of the stamp set suggest ;)

I wanted to make these cards all a 3-D style to teach my class a few different folds.
We will go left to right.
I will share my directions in 3 different posts, so you will need to check back this week for the next 2 cards!!
The 1st card is a simple step card.

  These are quite the trend and you can find various directions all over the web, but I will tell you mine.I did not take pictures as I went but will try to add them later.
My card base is made of a piece of pool party card stock measuring 5 1/2"x8 1/2".
I score this on the 8 1/2" length at 1",2",3 1/4",4 1/2"and 6 1/2".Then mountain,valley fold.With the one inch fold being the one in the front.
I used 2 strips of approx 2"x5 1/2" pieces of pool party and embossed with the big shot and our Delicate Designs Folders.  I used our Large Scallop Edgelits Die to cut these pieces into waves and hills as I like to call them ;) .Then attatched to my card in any manner you like.
I stamped my snowmen and trees on a piece of glossy white card stock.  I used a white crayon to make the crayon resist technique for my snowmen and snowball.Then, colored in with various SU! markers.  I sponged over my images with baja breeze ink. Then wiped with a tissue to bring out the bright white of my snowmen.  I trimmed around my snowmen LOL, I didnt make it super close,but you can if you want.  I like to say I am just plain Snooow Lazy :)
I added my snowmen,ball and trees where I thought they would look nicely when you looked at the card from the front for the 3-D image.
 I had a little extra white glossy white card stock sponged with the baja so I punched some circles to make a pile of snowballs in front of my tree and added a portion of the saying from the stamp set and trimmed with my paper snips to make a "snow much fun" banner.
Hope you enjoyed!

Until Next Thought,



Friday, November 30, 2012

I'mmmmm back!!!

OK enough about me already ;)
Life has been crazy here at the shore...
No electricity, no computer, no excuses!!
I have been working in my stamp room!!
So here is a quick and easy card I had made for Thanksgiving, but can change to any occasion such as new baby:
SEE :)
This card is make on crumb cake card stock.
I created score lines every 1/8" with our Simply Scored Tool.
I added a crumb cake strip with sayings from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set in chocolate chip ink and used the button buddies stamp set for my images(both stamped on crumb cake and in crumb cake) I cut out the images by hand and embellished.  The pumpkin with a piece of lucky limeade punched with our NEW 1 1/4" scallop punch,some neutrals brads and some linen thread,

 the rattle tied simply with a piece of island indigo bakers twine.
Simply Adorable!if I do say so myself ;))

Until Next Thought,