Baseball Father’s Day Card

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We have a crazy weekend planned, so I’m busy scheduling posts this morning.  Whew!  I have some really fun cards to show you, so be sure to check back each day through Sunday!

I have been using a lot of digital stamps lately.  They are really fun and offer a ton of diversity in their uses, but there’s nothing like getting a little inky!  I broke out the ink pads and markers this week and got busy making more Father’s Day cards!

We have 3 T-ballers and 1 Rookie this year.  They are loving baseball.  My hubby and I are too.  It’s so much fun watching them play!  I just played for fun growing up, we didn’t have a baseball league in my town.  However, my hubby played on a league for a long time.  He’s pretty good (at least the kids and I think so ;)!)  I thought it would be fun to give him a baseball themed card from the kids.

Father's Day 2011 Tim (Large)

I love the baseball.  It’s my favorite part of the card!  I cut it out with a circle nesties in naturals white cs and sponged the edges in crumb cake.  I pierced the stitch lines, then sewed it with embroidery floss.  Behind the ball is a green baseball diamond. I’m sure he’ll like it, especially with their sweet messages written inside!

Thanks for looking!!


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Fine Print…SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Black
Stamps:  Home Run, Just Baseball, Father Figure (Verve)
Paper:  WW, Naturals White, Real Red, Night of Navy, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: CB Mesh Embossing Folder, Circle Nesties, Embroidery Floss, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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Hello :-)

Today’s card is a three-fer, which I’m pretty sure isn’t even a word!  Anyway…it is my mom’s birthday card, as well as a sketch and an inspiration challenge.  I love the way it turned out:

mom 55 bday (Large)

The DP is called Delightful by Mindy Terasawa.  Isn’t it pretty?  I think the flowers from SU!’s A Beautiful Thing stamp set almost (kinda-sorta) match.  I stamped them in white craft ink on Taken with Teal cs then embossed them with detail white ep.  They needed a little extra sparkle, so I put dark, sparkly dots on them using cinnamon stickles.  The circles were cut using circle nestabilities, then embossed with the CB Birds and Swirls ef.  I used SU! markers to color the sentiment stamp before stamping for a little variety in color.

You can see the inspiration challenge, (a card or project focused on encouraging words or friendship) at Verve Stamps.

This sketch at iheart2stamp:


Have a wonderful day!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: White Craft, SU! Markers
Stamps:  A Beautiful Thing
CS: WW, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip, Delightful by Mindy Tatasawa DP
Ribbon, Birds & Swirls Embossing Folder, CB, Detail White Embossing Powder, Stickles, Oval Punches, Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

Happy Bday to my Triplets!

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Happy Thursday :-)

I hope your week is going great!  Today I’m sharing the cards I made for my triplets who turned five earlier this month.  I let them pick their own patterned paper they wanted me to use for their cards.


Haily 5 bday 2009 (Large)


Carli 5 bday 2009 (Large)


Drew 5 bday 2009 (Large)

For those of you who know my kids, you are not surprised by their selections!  They loved what I created for them :-)

Have a WONDERFUL day!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Lavender Lace
Stamps:  Cute & Curly
CS: WW, Elegant Eggplant, Daisy Bucket Designs DP
Accessories: Ribbon, Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder, CB, Flower Punches, Butterfly Punches (Martha Stewart), Curly Label Punch, Dimensionals, Sponge

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: Cocoa Momento Ink, Copics
Stamps:  Hey There Cupcake by Stampendous
CS: WW, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Doodlebug Design DP
Accessories: Ribbon, Divine Swirl Embossing Folder, CB, Glitter, Glue Pen, Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals

Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink, Copic Markers
Stamps:  Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories
CS: WW, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads, Circle Punches, Diamond Plate Embossing Folder, CB, Circle Punches, Hole Punches, Dimensionals


It’s feeling more like Chirstmas!

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Hello Monday!

We had such a busy weekend that I’m not ready to jump into the week again!  We had a lot of fun going on the mountain and cutting our Christmas trees.  We always take family pictures on the mountain that day too.  My hubby is a great photographer so it works out great!  I will be updating my picture soon :-)

Today’s card sure is fitting today!  It is very icy, windy and cold here.  We got a skiff of snow last night…just enough to blow around and make it miserable outside.  Here’s my card:

SFYTT Snow Lady (Large)

Isn’t this snow lady cute?!  The sketch is one of Jen del Muro’s from a while ago (SFYTT).  When I saw this sketch I knew it would work great for this wide, striped ribbon.  The ribbon is new ribbon from SU! Mini Holiday Catalog.  It is Riding Hood Red and Vanilla, so pretty.  It was my inspiration for the colors of this card.  The hardware is from SU! Stylized Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware.  Isn’t it awesome?  The red layer behind the snow lady and the sentiment was dry embossed with my Cuttlebug Forest Branches folder.  If you look closely, you can kind of see the shiny snow under the snow lady.  I used liquid applique for the snow and the fuzzy white parts of her hat.

Have a great, warm day!


Fine Print…
SU! products were used unless otherwise stated.
Stamps:It’s Snow Time
CS: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: BB, SU! Markers
Accessories: Stylized Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Designer Label Punch, Hole Punches, Forest Branches CB Embossing Folder, Liquid Applique, Robbon, Dimensionals