Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sweet Cupcakes!

The challenge this week at Stampin' Royalty is ANYTHING GOES!

I created the 'argyle' portion of the card by punching out small squares and orienting them in a diamond shape to create a pattern.  i punched out the cupcakes and put them together. This card mostly explains itself, and really wasn't that difficult to put together.  :o)

Stamps - 
Cardstock - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White.
Ink - Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Accessories - White Chalk Marker, Small Square Punch, Owl Builder Punch (for the hearts), Cupcake Builder Punch, Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Pearls, Small flower punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Anchors Away!

The theme this week at Stampin' Royalty is Keeping it Simple!

I have kept this card pretty simple, even though there seems to be a lot going on...
I used a few different inks to make a sponged strip down the side of the cardbase, then used my Night of Navy marker and a Ruler to outline it, then i stamped the ship image and cut it out, then stamped on a strip that i made into a banner, glued a half circle to one end, put in a brad, then stamped the anchor off to the side to finish it off!
I really like the way it turned out and ill probably make more!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Big Picture...

This week at Stampin' Royalty, we are having a Picture Inspiration challenge! 
(here is the picture)

Almost everything on this card was made with a punch. The sunflowers are made with the little hearts, the medium, and biggest hearts from a retired triple heart punch from Stampin' Up, but you can substitute similar hearts :o)
I made the fence by cutting strips and cutting the tops using the corner of a square punch. Then i used the 'confetti' portion of the Cupcake Builder punch to make the 'nails'.  I had cut the stem of the flower.  

Cardstock- Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Old Olive
Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Cupcake Builder Punch, Square Punch, and the 1-3/4 circle punch, 1-1/4 circle punch,White Embossing Powder, Retired Triple Hearts punch 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fill My World with Color

This week over at Stampin' Royalty, we are doing a Color Challenge!
If you have been reading my blog for ANY length of time, you will notice i always revert to birthday cards :o)
so why stop now! haha...
this card is pretty easy to figure out, but i will explain how i did the faux brads...
i used my Cropadile to punch out some small circles, glued them on, then put a generous blop (that is a technical term, by the way..) of Crystal Effects on each of them and let them dry. Voila! brad-like elements! in any color you need! and you can use..... SCRAPS! (love it!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Good Old Days...

The challenge at Stampin' Royalty this weeks is Masculine projects, and since Fathers Day is fast approaching, i thought i would make a card for the upcoming occasion :o)

My dad is very much into photography, and luckily, one of the images in the new Traveler stamp set, is this cool old camera! 

for the background panel, what i did was take a regular panel, and cut it exactly in half diagonally, then skewed it slightly on the Early Espresso panel, to give it kind of a modern feel. the whole thing kind of reminds me of old stuff like leather and wood boxes or carrying cases, etc.  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


The Challenge at Stampin' Royalty this weeks is a Picture Inspiration! 

Above is my take on the fun image!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

I Do!

This weeks challenge at Stampin' Royalty is Weddings!
for this card, i wanted to keep it fairly simple, but have enough interest. I don't have the shiny gold paper, so i used my embossing powder to make a sheet of embossed gold, then punched out some circles.. after i glued them on to the Whisper White panel, ran it through my Big Shot using the diagonal stripe embossing folder.  i punched the heart out of Silver Glimmer Paper, and surrounded it with pearls.  I embossed the sentiment in gold

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


This weeks Challenge at Stampin' Royalty is Scrapbook Pages!

Here is some adorable pictures of my little girl gathering Easter eggs in 2013. I used My Digital Studio to make this page. I went for a simple layout and design.
 i could continue to embellish this and put more stuff on it, but why complicate things? 
 Although i will always love traditional ways, I really love using digital can do so many things! and then make duplicates! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Just stopping in with a little now to say,
I am SUPER excited and having a little personal party because i just checked my stats,
and i have over 200,000 views to my blog!!!  

There seem to be a few cards in particular that are the most popular. 

Thanks to all of you who come visit me here!! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I'll Have A Blue Birthday

The theme at Stampin' Royalty this week is Flowers!!

SO! of course, i had to make a birthday card....I always do ;o)
and i actually already had the Pacific Point flowers already die cut and stamped out, just begging to be put to use on a card. I need to keep my little flowers happy, don't I? 
I also have been wanting to use my Gingham Stampin' Wheel since i bought it, but never had the right card for it. Well, it was my lucky day, because not only did i give the flowers a new home, i gave my Gingham Wheel a chance to shine! Then interesting thing about this card (and the thing  LOVE about it) is that besides the cardbase, every piece was a scrap or something I had already done and was waiting to be used. Oh, how i love to use my scraps!!
i will also admit i was in a bit of a hurry to get it done and went for the simplified style :o)

Stamps - Cycle Celebration, Secret Garden
Ink - Pacific Point
Cardstock - Pacific Point, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories -  Gingham Stampin' Around Wheel, Pearls, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Little Leaves Sizzlits, Secret Garden Dies, Bitty Butterfly Punch