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Today is Freddie’s Birthday…

I have been a very busy card-maker. In fact as busy as a bee…


There sure seems to be a lot of December birthdays! Yikes… This card I made for my closest friend Freddie. I just had to use Betsy the bee-keeper because I adore her. This one’s for you Freddie!




For this card I used Daffodil Delight and Basic Black Card Stock. On the smaller piece of Daffodil Delight I stamped the flower from Stampin’ Up!’s Just Buzzin’ By Stamp Set in More Mustard Ink then I used my White Gel Pen and colored in the petals of the flowers. I stamped Betsy in Basic Black Ink on a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and water-colored her in with my Aqua Painter, Markers and Pencils. The happy birthday greeting is from the Happy Moments Stamp Set. Once stamped I used two oval punches, one scalloped, as shown. A piece of Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon and Basic Pearls finishes the card off.


Take a closer look at Betsy:






As I mentioned in an earlier post I’m internally doing major construction to my blog. I would love for you have your very own gallery page, but, in order to do that I need some photos of your work. Here’s the deal, you send me, attached in an email, any card, scrap-book page or project you have done using all of Stampin’ Up! products. I’ll feature it on a gallery page I’m designing just for your works of art!  Include your name and a title for the featured project. So, get on the band wagon, as they use to say!


Make it a great day!


Stampin’ Hugs,





Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime…


Here is the Summertime Quilt, as if the title wasn’t clear enough. There was so much I wanted to include for summer I found it hard to omit some images. I tried to capture what was dear to me; flip flops, morning glories (A story I will tell you about soon), flowers, summer fruits, BBQ’s,  flowers, honey bees and the 4th of July. I used Yo-Yo Yellow Card Stock for the background because it screams summer. 


Below are some close ups of WHAT I DID:


For the title I used a piece Tempting Turquoise Card Stock and with Versa Mark I stamped the flip flops from the Just Beach Stamp Set. I covered the flip flops with White Embossing Powder and with a Heat Tool embossed the image. On a piece of Whisper White Card Stock I cut the word Summer using the Naturally Serif Decorative Strip and the Big Shot.  I then mounted the letters on the  Only Orange Card Stock strip. In the corner I placed an ice pop brad I had.


I stamped the Summer Soft, Morning Glory in Close to Cocoa Ink onto a piece of (3-3/4″ x 4″) Whisper White Card Stock, colored in the Morning Glory with Stampin’ Pastels and carefully tore around the image.  I adhered the image onto the (3-3/4″ x 4″) Bashful Blue Card Stock and added four eyelets, one in each corner.


For the next close up I stamped the flowers from the stamp set Upsy Daisy in Regal Rose Ink on the  (3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″) Blush Blossom Card Stock. I adhered the Blush Blossom stamped Card Stock onto the  (4′ x 3″) piece of Green Galore Card Stock, added a Certainly Celery Ribbon knot, two Photo Corners, a Green Galore Brad and a rhinestone .


I love the set, Just Buzzin’ By so of course I had to incorporate it into the quilt. For this I used the new In-Color Melon Mambo Card Stock and Ink. On the (3-1/2″ x 3″) Melon Mambo Card Stock I stamped the flower from the Just Buzzin’ By Stamp Set in Melon Mambo Ink and highlighted each flower with a Signo Gel Pen.  On a (3-1/2″ x 3″) piece of Whisper White  Card Stock I stamped the bee hive and bees from the Just Buzzin’ By stamp set, colored in the images with Stampin’ Pastels and Stampin’ Up Write Markers and cut the images out.  I used the Corner Rounder Punch on each corner, added a Whisper White Brads and put all the images together as shown below. I embellished the final piece with flowers and rhinestones. After all there would be no honey without flowers!


I tucked in other stamped images from the Tart & Tangy, A Flower for All Seasons and Only Ovals Stamp Sets. On the sunflowers from A Flower For All Seasons Stamp Set I added two small yellow pom-poms.  The rest of the quilt I embellished with brads and an American flag, (not Stampin’ Up).


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