Saturday, June 30, 2012


Hope everyone is having a great day!  Note that I have been photographing my cards on my front porch.  I have carefully cropped around the bird poop...

I loved this piece of background paper, but I have no idea whom the manufacturer is.  I used Papertrey Ink stamps, Spellbinders dies, Washi tape from My Minds Eye and a foam arrow from American Crafts.  I can always find just the right thing in Grace's stamping room.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Every Single Day

Hello!  I threw this little thank you card together with scrappy things on my table.  The borders were left over from a zig zag die.  The Basic Grey background paper was left over from a different card.  Made the panel with Papertrey Ink stamps, and as usual, Grace had a flower to match perfectly.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

More flip flops

Hello to all!  As promised, I have more cards made with this Papertrey Ink flip flop and die set.  I used Colorbox chalk ink to stamp these.  Added a little ribbon and ended up with a super easy cute card.

For this card, I used a pretty scrap of Basic Grey paper, scallop border die, rhinestones and ribbon. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Good afternoon to everyone!  I decided its a nice day for flip flops.  So I broke out this set of stamps and coordinating dies from Papertrey Ink.  The oval die is from Spellbinders.  I added the perfect touch with little flower stickers to put on the "toes". 

For this card I needed some sand, but living in ND, I had to settle for champagne colored glitter.  See my little shell?  Glitter and shell were from Grace's stamping studio.

And the third card with this set.....More flip flops tomorrow.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Good morning everyone!  And Happy Father's Day.

Today's card is super simple.  I stamped my new sunflower stamp from Stampin' Up with Colorbox chalk ink, then added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.  Poof, its a card.

For the second card, I added some little plastic beads/stones from the floral department at Crafts Direct.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Good morning everyone!  Getting set for a great weekend here.

This card is another one made with my new set and dies from Papertrey Ink.  I also used background paper from the same manufacturer.  This set was fun to work with.

This was another attempt with the same set.  I used the mini ribbon that Mickie sent again!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Good afternoon everyone!  I made this card with my new Papertrey Ink stamps and dies.  The background stamp is from Stampin' Up.  I found the idea for the card on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Next, I used the "negative" chicken image to make another card....

The stamp is from Papertrey Ink.

Have a nice evening.  from Martha

Monday, June 11, 2012

Good evening to all!  Today's card is made with two sets from Papertrey Ink--Garden Variety II and A Year of Flowers.  The dies are also from Papertrey Ink.  The color scheme turned out kind of funky, but that's ok!  Purple dotted background paper is from Stampin' Up.

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hey everyone.  I am back from vacation and was actually able to do a little stamping this weekend.  I saw a great idea for a card on another blog at  You can also see the inspiration card on my pinterest page.  Anyway, here is what I came up with.....

I pretty much used the same idea, with a different stamp.  The tulip and both sentiment stamps are from There She Goes stamps.  The background paper is a scrap from Webster's Pages.  Ribbon is from my stash.

Next, I switched it up a little......

and used a dark brown background.  Same stamp set from There She Goes.  Background paper is from 7 Gypsies.  Seam binding is from Snug Hug (or maybe Hug Snug......).

For this card I used the same idea with a more whimsical daisy stamp.  Background paper and sentiment are from Stampin' Up.  The ribbon is from a monthly kit from Taylored Expressions.

Lastly, I have a picture of myself at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington DC.  I took this picture myself because Everett refused to......

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