Magical Day

Our oldest granddaughter turns thirteen this week!  She was six when “we”

adopted her, so I can’t tell you how special she is to the entire family.

Here are pictures of her birthday card, and the description follows:


Magical Day, Birthday Card, Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

Magical Day

Magical Day, Birthday, Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper

Magical Day Birthday Card

The card base is a 4 1/4 by 11 piece of thick Whisper White card stock (140272). This heavier weight is perfect for the base of your cards.

Next, I layered on a 4 by 5 1/4 piece of Myths and Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper (145600)

I stamped the sentiment and the unicorn with the Magical Day Stamp set (145857)

The unicorn was colored with Stampin Blends. I die cut both the unicorn and the banner with dies from the Magical Mates Framlits Dies set (145660).  PLEASE NOTE:  you can save 10% by ordering the stamp set and dies together, using item number (145985)!

I finished the card with some Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon (144152) and some Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins.

While Saleabration has ended, you can continue to order from the Occasions Catalog

until May 31st.  All the fun items from today’s card are featured in the Occasions catalog.

Contact me if you need a catalog, I would be glad to mail one out to you.

Birthday Girl’s Pop out Explosion Card

My great niece is celebrating her 13th birthday this week.  Here are some photos of her card. Details follow the photos.

I made this card following a tutorial ( Pop Out Explosion Card) on  Splitcoast is an excellent source for tutorials, galleries, and networking with other card makers.

I used Whisper White card stock and Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper (144185).  The ribbon is Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding (144190). These items can be purchased by clicking on my shopping link above. The stamp set is from a retired Paper Pumpkin kit. I rarely use retired products, but this went well with the gemstones on the Designer Series Paper. A great choice would be the You’re Priceless set (143760) from the annual catalog:

Let me know if I can help you with anything.

Here is a picture of the birthday girl. We love her to pieces!






Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate Spring and Summer. With inspiration from Katrina & the Waves’ song “Walking on Sunshine,” we’ve created projects that share the joy and excitement that accompany warmer weather. We are excited to share our projects with you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Happy Spring everyone! I have to confess, I was originally a bit intimidated by the Waterfront

stamp set (item # 146386).

I tried to make a very complicated landscape at first, but I wasn’t happy with the outcome.  I then decided to go back to a clean and simple card. Here’s what I created:

I am happy with the outcome. I went with bright, cheery colors in keeping with our springtime

theme.  I used Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, and Archival Black inks.

The art piece is done on watercolor paper, then layered on Pear Pizzazz cardstock. This was mounted on a  Soft Suede card base.

I will be mailing this out to a friend who just got home from a long hospital stay. I hope it makes him feel better.

​Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Imogene Thomas at
  4. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery