Bokeh Birthday

For our February Swap, we were to use a special technique or special fold.  I chose to use the Bokeh technique and heat embossing.  I'm not totally happy with the card--I think it would be better with darker colors.  Fortunately that is an easy fix for future cards--just lay more background color on!  I love the Big on Birthdays stamp set--it's so easy to make pretty cards using this stamp set.


Details and printable instructions are here

I also made a thank you card using the So Very Much stamp set (FREE with a $50 order) from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.


You can see how the backgrounds change depending on what colors you use and how much of those colors!  This card was made the same as the birthday cards except for a few additions.  I cut a banner of black and stamped the "so very much" in versamark and covered with white embossing powder to heat emboss.  I also added the 3 small dots at the bottom.

Product List



Bokeh Birthday


For our swap card in February, we were to use a special technique or fun fold. I chose Bokeh.

Succulent Garden Card #4 Perfect Day card


This is the 4th card in the Succulent Garden One Sheet Wonder card series.

Succulent Garden Card #6 Hello Friend


This is the sixth card in my One Shot Wonder Series highlighting Succulent Garden Designer Series paper

Succulent Garden Card #5 Many mini Thanks


this is the 5th card in my series of Succulent Garden DSP One Sheet Wonders.

Where have I been?

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted here on my blog!  I have been fighting sickness for about a month now.  My allergies are really giving me fits--I'm allergic to tree pollen and it's been particularly bad here.  And then I was hit with a stomach bug!  Although I am over that bug, the weakness it left behind is lingering.  I am trying to get enough rest and get well.  

I have a couple of cards I'd been ready to blog about but just didn't feel up to it.  I'll try to get those done today or tomorrow!



Happy Stamping!


January Swap--Valentine!


Here is the swap card I made for January. We were to choose something from the Occasions or Sale-a-Bration catalogs. I chose a Valentine