Wednesday, July 31, 2013

S'more Cookie Cups!


Paulina over at Pretty Pink Posh posted this cute and fun recipe which I just had to try today since we're leaving tomorrow for a weekend of camping!  Needless to say they are good!  They surprised me with all the ingredients and making them bigger in cupcake tins.   We both had to try them a bit warm out of the oven!  They will be a great treat this weekend!  But I'm going to have to share them with my Mom and maybe the neighbors as it made 26!  Don't think I can keep that many around and not be tempted! 

Beat the Heat Challenge

Well, our summer has cooled down considerably, and this girl is not complaining.  (Though my poor tomatoes refuse to ripen without the heat!)  It has been cool enough to play upstairs and get some stamping done with some of my new stamps, dies and embossing folders.  Yes, I think I've spent my whole year stamping allowance in just these past few weeks!

This little card combines a pretty Penny Black stamp with an Anna Griffin die.

Inside is a pocket to pull out the note card.


Thanks for stopping by...sorry the pictures are so dark.  I seem to be missing the good time of day when the lighting is good near my usual window.  But then most of our days have been cloudy anyway!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Happy Birthday to Tina and DeNami Addict!

I just knew it had to be a special card for a special, helpful person who answered a lot of questions for me when I first started being in the DeNami blog hops.  Here's my card just for you Tina, ok and also for your Birthday challenge!

These very elegant Anna Griffin embossed background, paper ribbon and silver die cut I thought made a perfect background for my new DeNami stamps.

Had to bump up a few things just to make it pretty! And of course glitter that really doesn't show well here.  (I really don't know how you all take such awesome pictures of your cards!)

Best wishes to you Tina and thanks for all the great ideas, tips and help you have offered to all of us!  Wishing you a great year ahead for you and for your wonderful blog!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

New Stamps and Dies!

By now you know my favorite stamps have been DeNami for a very long time!  But I also love Penny Black because they have embraced elegant floral designs and adorable hedgehogs!  I mean, who can resist them?!  I had a chance to play with the Floral Applique set for a quick easy card I needed.


A beautiful new die that matches a favorite older stamp worked so nice on these!  With a new embossing folder by Anna Griffin.

I have a few more new things to try yet and am enjoying while getting cards done that I suddenly need.  Doesn't it always work that way?  I should make more of them ahead just to have on hand, but I also like to make the card with the person in mind.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Another 10 minute dash!


I made such a mess last time trying this challenge, I just had to try another one!  But I'm not even going to say how much time I wasted trying to put both strands of twin through the sailboat button, or how my card stock smeared my black ink and everything had to be heat set...

I think I have figured out the purpose for these crazy 10 minute dashes--to find all that can go wrong and see how many times you can change your plans for one simple card in 10 minutes!

But it came through in 9 minutes 25 seconds...needless to say there was no time for extra cute shiny things added, but I think this will work well for a guy card I needed.

Hope you're having some summer fun and time for stamping as well!  Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Sister's Birthday card

For my sister, who's having a hard time turning 60 this year, I wanted to make something so cute she maybe would forget the number!  My first attempt at all the frilly layers.  Everything is popped off and fussy cutting that silly mouse and pig was, well--fussy!

A bit of lacquer on the bows and inside the birthday wish...

I like it!  But it really did deserve the back side stamp: If you knew how long it took me to make this card you would never throw it away!  (Not that she ever throws a card from me away, even though I have pleaded with her!)  Just hoping she enjoys something a bit different!  The hardest part, how do I mail it?  Think I might put it into a box, or cushion it inside her gift.

Thanks for stopping by!