Betsy Wonders In Wisteria



As promised here is another Betsy’s Blossoms card. I’m really loathing the frame around it but once I hit save it was too late so we are stuck with it. Or maybe the frame is good. Perhaps it will distract you from seeing that I was late for my friend’s birthday.ย  So sorry Becca! I hope this card made up for it!

I used Wisteria Wonder, Blushing Bride, and Pistachio Pudding for my colors. I didn’t have any ribbon to match so I just made my own using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch! Have I mentioned that I โค Stampin’ Up?! Yes indeedy, I do! On the bottom portion of the card I used the Dictionary background stamp. I stamped it off once because I didn’t want it to overwhelm the card, just add a little J’en sai quoi.

I added a button and twine for eye candy and my sentiment… well it is a hostess set from a few years ago. I honestly don’t remember the name of it and if I have to go up the stairs one more time just to check the box I’m sure that my legs will fall off so we are going to leave it a mystery for now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Good Ol’ Betsy


Happy Spring Everybody!

As I type this I am sitting in the backyard trying to soak up some rays while they last! Aren’t the colors on this card springy?! This is a CASE card that I just love.The original designer is Amanda Mertz ( I just changed up some of the colors, sentiment, and ribbon.

I kept with the Crumb Cake but used Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and of course Melon Mambo! I used Sassy Salutations for the sentiment and popped it off with the Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon.

At my next event our guest star will be none other than the lovely Betsy… Betsy’s Blossoms that is. We are going to be focusing on good ol’ Betsy, so my next few posts on here will be made with that stamp set. Stay tuned for more! ๐Ÿ™‚

Birthday Bag for Brady Boy


Hey Hey! Guess who turned 40 this past week?! Why my hubby did and I thought that the event was most worthy of a hand made gift bag. I used DSP from the Sweater Weather Collection. The Aspen like paper behind the “B” is from the Thankful Tablescapes. I punched it with the 2.5 circle punch and embellished it a bit with the Burlap Ribbon.ย  I trimmed the ribbon and pulled a few threads to give it a more worn look, stapled it, on et voilia!

I didn’t add any “bling” so to say. Not because he wouldn’t like it, it’s just that he wouldn’t even notice it if it were there or not! But you know me,ย  I have to sneak a little sparkle in somewhere, so I used Crystal Effects on the B. It looks like chip board but it is actually just layers of Chocolate Chip card stock glued together with Tombow glue. The Chocolate Chip ribbon is retired and will only make appearances forย  special events like a 40th birthday because I am very very selfish with my retired goodies that I love!




Happy Sunday!

I’m playing along again at Create With Connie and Mary. For this card I used the stamp sets From My Heart and Everything Eleanor. For my flowers I used the Sizzlit Floral Fusion. I used the same technique mentioned in a previous post for peeling the layers of petals. It really makes the flowers look full without using a lot of paper. In fact, every inch of paper on this card was made with left over scraps! Even the card base itself was left over! Remember to save your scraps, they sure do come in handy!

Here is the challenge sketch! Feel free to play along at


Presenting A Present


Howdy! Today I’m not sharing a card, scrapbook page, or a tag but a gift. You see, my lovely stamping assistant had a birthday party to attend. It was for one of her good friends in Kindergarten and you know how kids dig presents way more than cards so I wanted to jazz her’s up and make it special for her.

This is why I feel paper crafting ROCKS! It is so versatile, fun, creative, thoughtful, and a very good outlet for decluttering your mind… Your craft room though… not so much. ๐Ÿ™‚