Friday, February 28, 2014

Best of Butterflies

This card was made by Rochelle Hart.  Her technique was using sponge daubers and sponging ink onto a clear block and then misting it to make the color look like it was watercolored.  Love the boldness!
Rochelle Hart

Stamps:  Best of Butterflies [25th anniv set], Papilion Potpourri, Loving Thoughts
CS:  Island Indigo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo
Ribbon:  Island Indigo & Tangerine Tango 1/4" Satin Ribbon [retired]
Misc:  Acrylic Block "D", Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Thursday, February 27, 2014


This card was made by Linda Pierce for our February Technique Stamp-a-Stack.  The technique uses three different embossing powders.

Linda Pierce

Stamps:  Swallowtail, Loving Thoughts
CS:  Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark, Tangerine Tango
Punch:  Bitty Butterfly punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, 3/4" & 1" Circle punches
Misc:  Heat Tool, Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder, Wild Wasabi Embossing Powder
          Whisper White Embossing Powder, Small Rhinestone Jewels

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Petite Petals

This is a light and springy Get Well card made by Lisa Gray.

Lisa Gray

Stamps:  Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Perfectly Penned
CS:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede
Punches:  Petite Petals punch, Pansy punch
Misc:  Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder [Sale-a-Bration Item]
          Ovals Collection Framelits Die, Small Pearls Basic Jewels

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Perfect Pennants

Another card made at January's Stamp-a-Stack.  This was Rochelle Hart's card.  This would make a great masculine birthday card.  We could all use more of those.  :)

Rochelle Hart

Stamps:  Perfect Pennants, Best of Birthdays
CS:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana
DSP:  Retro Fresh 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Classic Pad, Whisper White Craft Pad
Punch:  2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch
Marker:  White Chalk marker
Misc:  Big Shot, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Paper Trimmer

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Fabulous Florets

For February, we decided to focus on Techniques.  Aimee taught this pretty card showing how to color on vellum.  This card reminds me of a Spring day.  :)
Aimee Pankau
Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS: Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: VersaMark Pad
Marker:  Always Artichoke
Misc:  Big Shot, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
         Basic Jewel Pearls, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Petite Petals & Happy Watercolor

Isn't this a pretty card?!?!?  This card was one of the cards made at our January Stamp-a-Stack.  I love everything about it.  Sharon did a great job designing it.

Sharon Madsen
Stamps:  Petite Petals, Happy Watercolor
CS:  Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Marker:  Soft Sky
Misc:  Big Shot, Hexagon Framelits Die, Petite Petals Punch,  Bird Builder Punch

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TOUR DE FREAKS! Occasions Mini & Sale-a-Bration

Hello and welcome to February's Tour de Freaks!  Glad you could stop by and visit.  You just came from Dawn Olchefske's blog.  Hope you are enjoying our Tour.

My first two cards use a new set in our Occasions Mini Catalog called Blessed Easter.

I wanted to use Pink Pirouette so went to my color coach and saw that Pool Party is 
one of the complementary colors.  Love how the pastel colors remind me of spring.  

Stamps:  Blessed Easter, A Dozen Thoughts
CS:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette
Ink:  Basic Black
Markers:  Pool Party, Pink Pirouette
Misc:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Doily, 
          Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Crystal Effects
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This next card uses the wonderful new Circle Thinlits Dies.  The left image shows the card closed.  The right image shows the card completely opened.

Stamps:  Peaceful Petals, Blooming with Kindness
CS:  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink:  Basaic Black
Markers:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Misc:  Big Shot, Circle Thinlits Die, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, 
          2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue
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I've seen the card in a box and didn't think twice about it until I saw one in had to make one for myself.  I haven't decided on which sentiment I want to use.

Stamps:  Secret Garden
CS:  Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP:  Sweet Sorbet [Free SAB Item]
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding
Misc:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Secret Garden Framelits - - - - - - - - - - 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now to continue on your way, you are in for a treat at Cindy Elam's blog.

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)