Perfect Partners! Trimming the Tree- By the Ocean!

I hadn’t bought the Trimming the Tree stamp set until the Perfect Partners thing came around. I love it!!

For this card, I wanted the scene to look like Florida Christmas! So, besides Trimming the Tree, I decided to use Waves of Inspiration, Friends like Seashells, and the wonderful sentiment from Sunkissed. It’s perfect!

For the background, I used Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Pacific Point, and Crumb cake. I then used the Embossing Paste to make those ripples/waves in the ocean part. Here’s short videos (one landscape, one portrait) on how I did that (the portrait one you have to click on- you’ll love the music I used!)You’ll see some other cards in the videos- I’ll post those soon!:





I stamped the pelican from Waves of Inspiration with Sahara Sand and used the water painter to pull the color then die cut.

I reversed stamped and die cut another pelican. Here’s a quick video on how I did that:



I stamped the tree with Parakeet Party and Soft Sea Foam. Then die cut.

I stamped the starfish with Calypso Coral and then used a water painter to pull the color in the middle. Then die cut.

I stamped the shells with Sahara Sand and die cut.

The ribbon across the tree is from the Trimming Trees die cuts.

I added three small strips of Soft Suede to the bottom (I inked them up a bit with Soft Suede).

The sentiment from Sunkissed is so dang perfect! I stamped with Soft Suede, then using my blending brush, I put some Soft Suede on there. I die cut it with Stitched Rectangles.


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Here’s my 3 favorites: Apple Harvest, Yeti Party, Birthday Piggies. And Trimming the Tree is now moving up!



Here’s everything I used:

Product List

A Slim Wave!

As I was trying to fall asleep the other night, I came up with an idea- I wanted a wave on a slim card!

You’ll see in the video that my last few weeks have been crazy! I am redoing my stamp room (YAY!) so I had to start figuring out what to do with everything. I had quite a few retired products, so I decided to list them on ebay. I’ve done that before, but never this many. 158 products for sale!! What the what?? Here’s a link to see them all:

Ok, this card. It was really easy and so much fun to make. Here’s the video of me making it!


For the palm trees, I used the Write Markers in Old Olive and Soft Suede. Here’s all the products I used!

Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set

Timeless Tropical Stamp Set

Oceanfront Stamp Set

Faux Sea Glass Shapes

In the Tropics Dies
Neutrals Markers

Regals Markers
Basic White Cardstock

Coastal Cabana Cardstock

Coastal Cabana

Crumb Cake

Early Espresso

Balmy Blue

Hedgehogs! Reverse Stamping & Reverse Die Cutting! Video!

I bought the hedgehog stamps and matching punch a few weeks ago. I had them on my table, knowing I had to make something with them! I was sitting on the couch that night in my family room thinking about what I could do…..

I know! I wanted them to ride bikes!

I had to do a lot of reverse stuff on this card- the hedgehogs, the trees, and the bikes! Reverse stamping is pretty easy, but reverse die cutting was a little different!

Here’s the video to see how I did the whole card!

Lots and LOTS of products used on this card- here they are!

Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set

Windmill Fields Dies

Brilliant Rainbow Dies

Basic Borders Dies

Hedgehog Builder Punch

Pearlescent Specialty Paper

Basic White Cardstock

Soft Sea Foam Cardstock


Early Espresso
Memento Tuxedo Black

Blending Brushes


Silicone Craft Sheet

Heat Tool

Balmy Blue

Crumb Cake Blends

Granny Apple Green Blends

Flirty Flamingo Blends

Daffodil Delight Blends

Bronze & Ivory Blends

Stampin' Metallic Embossing Powders


Flowering Rain Boots with Baby Wipe Stamping! Video!

I made this card a few days after having a class. For one of the cards we made in the class, we used the baby wipe technique. It’s been around forever, but I love it!

For this card, you can see how I made it each thing in the video:

Here’s the ink refill colors I used for each stamp:

Water Can: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Gray Granite

Tulips: Poppy Parade, Mango Melody

Leaves: Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam

Boots: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue

Pots: Cinnamon Cider, Crumb Cake

Daisies: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue OR Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody


Here’s all the products used:

Flowering Rain Boots Stamp Set

Sunny Sentiments Stamp Set

Rain Boots Dies

Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder

Blending Brushes
Poppy Parade

Cinnamon Cider

Ink Refills

Basic White Cardstock

Poppy Parade Cardstock

Otterly Awesome! This SAB rocks!

This year’s first SAB is one of my favorites. I love the otters and the Simply Marbleous paper!

I used the Diorama dies to make it look like one of the otters was swimming, one peeking, and one standing up outside of the water.

I colored the Otters with the Watercolor pencils. I used Early Espresso, Basic Gray, and Pumpkin Pie. I colored, then I went over all of it with Gamsol- an odorless mineral spirits. I used what they call “Blending Stumps” to color the Gamsol on top of the pencil markings. You can google that- they sell them in many places.

The grass/plants dies is from the new Horizon dies from the mini catalog.

Here’s everything I used!


Awesome Otters Stamp Set SAB

Simply Marbleous DSP SAB

Layering Diorama Dies

Horizon Dies

Early Espresso
Watercolor Pencils 1

Watercolor Pencils #2

Balmy Blue Cardstock

Crumb Cake Cardstock


Ouch! Quick Video on Grass Making!


I made this card a few days ago. I mentioned it when I showed the “You Got This” card- the card for the 9 year old, teammate of my youngest son in XC,  who has been diagnosed leukemia. Here’s a link to that:

You Got This

This card was fun to make, but it just didn’t seem like the right card to give to that kid.

I stamped the Back to Your Feet critters in Memento Black and colored them with Blends. I then fussy cut them.

The trees and grass are from the dies Inspiring Canopy. Here’s a short video of how I did the grass with those dies:

The background was made with Balmy Blue and Pool Party, and the Blending Brushes.

This card would be great for a kid who broke a bone! Two of my kids have had broken bones!

Inspiring Canopy Dies

Sahara Sand Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Granny Apple Green Cardstock

Pool Party

Balmy Blue
Memento Tuxedo Black
Granny Apple Green

Blending Brushes

Bronze & Ivory Blends

Soft Suede Blends

Crumb Cake Blends

Granny Apple Green Blends

Old Olive Blends