Daily Archives: January 15, 2008

Thoughts of Spring…

While we’re quite snow-covered and cold here in Ontario…my thoughts turn to Spring. It’s my favorite time of the year. Fresh spring greens, buds and shoots and a new delight in the garden each day. I thought it would be fun to give these brand new trees a fresh spring look in a quick thinking of you design. This tree stamp and others by Asela Hopkins are being released by Cornish Heritage Farms tomorrow. I just love how beautiful they are and my favorite things about trees is how flexible they are as well…change the colors, change the season. Trees and foliage are also great for masculine cards…you know they can be hard to find stamps for!

Spring Thoughts


For this design, I stamped the image in Burnt Umber Palette Hybrid Ink. This ink is waterproof when dry and is perfect for watercoloring over. The image is lightly watercolor and then matted before matting again with my scalloped square Spellbinder’s Nestabilities. For the background…I stamped half of the card base with the Oak Leaves Backgrounder and then covered the “edge” with ribbon. I usually see this backgrounder used in Autumn colors but I thought it would be pretty stamped in Citrus for a fresh Spring look.

Supply List:

Cardstock: Frosted Kiwi, Iced Teal – Prism

Stamps: Oak Leaves Backgrounder, Silhouette Blooms ! (Sentiment), – Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Burnt Umber – Stewart Superior, Citrus, Aqua Adirondack Inks – Ranger

Other: Flowers – Prima Marketing, buttons – Autumn Leaves, Nestabilitiy Dies – Spellbinders, dotted ribbon – May Arts, Aqua velvet ribbon – Flair Designs

A is for Adorable…a baby design

A is for Adorable! When I saw this darling rub-on transfer from Daisy D’s…I just had to make it into a baby design for my beautiful new nephew. Travis was born before Christmas and is the most adorable little guy. He was definitely the star of the show this year as we all had to have a chance to hold him. 🙂 You might guess, that I…having five kids…am quite enamored with babies. So beautiful and innocent. I think that five is enough though. 😉



To create this design, I used a 5.5 inch square card base of chocolate chip cardstock. This size perfectly fits this darling Daisy D’s swatch paper. Isn’t the vintage nursery alphabet cute? I LOVE the pinked edges! Yes! It comes that way. To highlight the double side print, I didn’t stitch it to the end but instead…flipped up the corner and “held” it with a clear button for a fun look. The little stars are also rub-on that I added over the striped paper and accented with copper brads. A little sponging with Chocolate Chip ink adds to the vintage look.

Have a fabulous day!

Supply List:

Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Chocolate Chip – Stampin Up

Patterned Paper: Lullaby Boy Swatches -Daisy D’s

Ink: Chocolate Chip- Stampin Up

Other: rub-ons – Daisy D’s, sewing machine, ribbon – Offray, clear button – Stampin Up