Friday, February 17, 2012


HAPPY FRIDAY!!  Hope everyone is off to a great start to a fabulous weekend.  I have company coming in a few hours, but here I am....not cleaning but stamping and blogging!  Oh Well...I will finish everything that needs getting done, but just in a nick of time.  :)  It is so much more fun to create than to clean! 
I had a birthday card that I needed to make and mail about in a nick of time....BUT,  I just got the Apothecary Art set from my Stampin Up order last night.  So, I got up a bit earlier today to try to get it all done.
The card is for my Wonderful Wonderful Mother, who I love and appreciate so very much.  I wanted the card to be pretty and special like her.   This is what I came up with.

I really love this set.  I stamped the image in Island Indigo, and cut it out and  framed it with the new frameabilities from SU.  I also used the new edgelit and emboslit that matches, and the stamp that matches the edgelit.  The card front is Pool Party, and the base again Island Indigo.  I love these two colors together!  I watercolored the flowers very lightly with pool part as well to try to tie it all together.  I just thought I would share it before I mail it off. 


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Happy Valentines Day to all you....My blogger friends!   I have a very old Hero Arts stamp that says  "Friends are Gifts of the Heart".   That is how I feel today......all of my friends mean alot to me, and are a gift.   So today.....Happy Valentines Day to all of you!   Bless you and thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement you have sent my way.
I want to share a couple quick Valentines dedicated to all of my friends, family and stamping buddies!

This is a card that I started at a recent stamp camp {thanks Penny for the inspiration and supplies}.  I had a few things I wanted to add at home, so finished it here with more thought, additions and buttons.  I love the finished product of SU layered hearts from the embosslits and framelits...also the favorite color combo that you have seen in the SU catalog alot this season....Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral,.....all the pretty In Colors all mixed together.....they work don't they?   There are also tiny hearts here and  there from Everyday Enchantment Designer series Paper that coordinates.   Makes it all easy!  Anyhow, this is how my  finished product turned out, and  just wanted to share the about circles?.....Butterflys?  Flowers? get the idea....GREAT use of scraps.

I have one other card that I cased from a blog  I saw,  that I changed up a bit....I feel bad I cannot remember exactly where I saw it....but, I liked how they used the SU hearts punch at the bottom of thre card.  I used a Minds eye DSP 6x6 pack called "LOVE ME".  Another CAS card that uses up scraps that could be adapted to another it is:

Any color combo of coordinating papers is kind of like quilting in a way and picking out fabrics that are fun together.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines Day!  Godd Bless you all!                Tammie

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch 152

Happy Sunday blogger friends.   While hopping around the blog world today I checked out the Sweet Sunday Sketch, and just loved the sketch!  I knew immediately I wanted to play along, but finding the time was a little trickier.  I also knew right away what I had in mind for the sketch.  Here is the sketch:

Here is what I did with the sketch:

The inside and outside

I used all SU products.   The DP is the new Everyday Enchantment Series Paper.  The color of CS for the base of the card is Lucky Limeade.  The sentiments also SU were stamped in versamark ink and embossed with white were the butterflies.  The butterflies were punched out with SU butterfly punch. 
I really enjoyed putting this the colors SU has this season!!
This post will be just arrived.....hope you all have a wonderful wonderful week!

God Bless.........................Tammie

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Its a cold blustery snowy day here in South Dakota.  I am kind of enjoying it though.  I got off work early, so decided to use a little extra time to see if I could get my new computer set up enough to do a post.   I have missed posting to my blog!  My faithful computer that I had for years that I knew inside and out went kaput a few months back and I have just not gotten up to speed on my new one.  My goal this month is to work on getting to know her.  (I think she is a she)

I have been creating some, just not posting anything.  A fellow stamper (Susan, you know I mean you) encouraged me last weekend to get with it.  So, Susan, I am finally going to post something today!

I have been having SOOO much fun with some of the products from Stampin Ups new mini catalog!  I love everything in it!  I ordered the Mixed Bunch set and the punch that went with it as one of my purchases.  I thought today I would share a set of cards that I made using that set.

I also purchased the Color Coach cards for the new In Colors and used them to put together these color combos....combos I never would have used otherwise!   I had so much fun, and loved every combo.  Here is a close up of one of the cards.
This one used Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.   I used a cuttlebug embossing border folder to emboss the Lucky Limeade strip.  The whole card is very very quick, making it perfect to make many of and put together as a gift set.

I hope to continue to post all the creations I make as I play with my new products.  Susan....thanks for the encouragement....hope you like the cards!

God Bless!     Tammie