Backyard Basics Easter & More

Need a quick and easy Easter card for Sunday? I’ve got three great cards for you to try.

This first one uses the Backyard Basics Bundle (132729/132728) which includes the Backyard Basics stamp set (129255/129258) and the Backyard Basics Framelit Dies (129380).

Backyard Basics Easter

This card uses the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (129310), along with our Tea Lace Paper Doilies and the Strawberry Slush 3/8″ Stretch Ruffle Trim (130023).

How about some punch art? My friend Teresa made this card using the Woodgrain Background Stamp (128763/127808) and punches. I thought it was adorable and so easy to make.

Punch Art Easter Bunny

And this last card is one I made using the Lattice Die (115958). I’ve used the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309) for the flowers and added a few tiny pearls.

Delightful Dozen Easter Cross

If you’d like to see how I made the cross, just stop by my face book page, Stamp with Jini. And while your there why not “like” my page.

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Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen (128547/122652)

Inks: Soft Suede (126978)

Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Pool Party (122924), Wisteria Wonder (122922), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Bird Builder Punch (117191), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Pool Party Reinker (122933), Lattice Bigz Die (115958), Apothecary Accents Framelits (12703), Stampin’ Spritzer (126185), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Fresh Prints meets Delightful Dozen

Check out this great Valentines card using the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996) from the Occasions Catalog (page 33) that I received from Jackie during the Shoebox Swap at Leadership in Houston.

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Jackie, used the Hearts a Flutter Framelits to cut out the heart shape in the Whisper White layer and then layered a piece of the Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper behind it.


Stamp Set: Delightful Dozen (128547/122652)

Inks: StazOn Jet Black (101406)

Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996), Real Red (102482), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119251), Small Heart Punch (117193), Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (117335), Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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The Whole Lot of Love promotion has ended, but we still have some products in stock. Available until 11:59 PM (MT) on February 14, 2014 or while supplies last.

  • 131850: Love You More Stamp Set (wood-mount)
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Snow Storm Update

Snow Storm January 2014

On a personal note, while the snow storm has shut down Atlanta, I’m happy to say that here in my neck of the woods things aren’t so bad. My yard stick shows that we got about 1″ here in our yard and I’m always thankful that Habersham County has such a great handle on storms like this. With all these small, curvy mountain roads I know it takes a lot of work and planning. And while I haven’t seen a plow yet on my side road I know that they’ve been here and the main highway is fine since both my guys made it into work today.

I’m not sure why Atlanta says that the storm moved in faster than expected, since from what I can tell it was exactly what the news told us to expect. Maybe I missed something? (And yes, it stills amazes me how they can predict even the right time for things like this now a days.) But unfortunately things are a mess in metro Atlanta for now.

My heart goes out to those families (in Atlanta) who spent hours on the road last night trying to get to their children (who were not released from school early enough) and are still trying to get home or at school. Cars and buses were stranded in the bitter cold and on the ice (as the sun went down) for hours trying to get where they were going.

It’s suppose to be a cold one today – so they don’t expect much, if any melting of the ice on the roads. And now there is a lot of ice, so it will be a long day for those clearing cars that were abandoned, some after running out of gas.

This momma hen is still not real comfortable to have her chicks spread out and not under our own roof at times like these. Larry thankfully made it home with just one close call on a icy hill coming down our road. Armed with Dads advice our oldest took a different route home and made it safely.

Our youngest, Kaitlin thankfully has had her college trip to Savannah for the Georgia Music Educators Conference postponed until tomorrow when things are suppose to be warmer. She’s enjoying the snow days at school .Finally getting to play in snow late last night with her friends. Since she is a lot farther south, the snow didn’t arrive until after 8 p.m. last night.

We are thankful we missed the brunt of the storm, but are thinking of our neighbors and praying everyone stays safe – thankfully there were no deaths reported from the accidents so far here in Georgia.

On a lighter note I thought you might enjoy the view that I woke up to here at the house this morning.

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My son took this shot of the front as he warmed up his truck to get to work this morning. I’m staying in today – no point in going out if you don’t have to, right? I’m waging the battle of keeping my feet warm. Shhh don’t tell my husband but hot chocolate, one of my biscotti, and the fire sounds like a good thing today. LOL

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And here is another photo of the back yard – the tracks of course were from the fun my son and his friend had playing in the snow together – It never stays pretty long.

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And for those of you reading this across the states dealing with the bitter cold and snowfall of this winter – hang in there and stay warm.

I know you’re probably shaking your head right now, thinking, “really? that ‘s crazy for so little snow on the ground.” As a transplant from Wisconsin I used to think the same thing when I first moved here. It’s a southern thing – and you learn to embrace it as you run to the store to load up on bread, eggs and milk to prepare for these things. LOL

Have a great day – and leave me a comment to let me know what you’re planning to do this “snow day”. I’d love to hear from you.

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Language of Love

With Valentines Day’s coming up I thought this card using the Language of Love stamp set from the Occasions Catalog was a wonderful swap. Not only does the card work for the holiday, but I can also see changing out the sentiment and making it into a an Anniversary or even Wedding card.

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The layers and sponging on this card make it look like it’s more complicated than it really is, since punches make it so easy.  I think anyone who received this card would be impressed with the time you took to make them something special.


Stamp Set: Language of Love (133074/133077), En Francais (128562/127790),  and Delightful Dozen (128541/122592)

Inks: Midnight Muse (126860) and Crumb Cake (126975)

Paper: Midnight Muse (126843), Crumb Cake (120953), Marina Mist (119682), Pool Party (122924), and Very Vanilla (101650)

Accessories: Full Heart Punch (119883), Small Heart Punch (117193), Adorning Accents Embossing Folder (125601), Neutrals Candy Dots (130934), Stampin’ Sponges (101610), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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Halloween Candy Bar Sliders

Mwa ha ha ha……. Check out these cute Halloween Candy Bar Sliders that I created for my family along with my latest video tutorial.

Halloween Candy Bar Slider

Each of these fun treats contain a chocolate bar – a favorite with my little ghosts and goblins. And I used our Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalog to create the front panel. The Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper has some bold fun patterns to work with.

Want to know how I made these little Halloween Candy Bar Sliders? Well I’ve created a video tutorial to show you how – they are quick and simple to make once you know the trick!


Stamps: Delightful Dozen (128547/122652)

Paper: Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper (132185), Summer Starfruit (126839), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Basic Black (100082) and Pumpkin Pie (105115) Stampin’ Write Markers, Modern Label Punch (119849), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), and ½” Circle Punch (119869), and Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126846)

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Another Sketched Birthday

My girlfriend from high school has a birthday tomorrow so I created this card for her.

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If you’re saying it looks a lot like the card I made for my TEAM meeting on Thursday you’re right. I used the same basic elements but switched it up a bit with the focal point and by adding the banner. I also used my bone folder to do some curling on the Designer Series Paper pieces and sentiment.

Here is the inside of the card.

Sketched Birthday inside

Which one do you like best? Why not leave me a comment and let me know.


Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday (item 130423/130426) and Delightful Dozen (item 128547/122652)

Inks: Basic Gray

Paper: Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (item 130145), Crisp Cantaloupe, Bermuda Bay and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Dazzling Details, Chalk Talk Framelits (item 129983), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle and 1 ¼” Circle Punches, Circle Collection Framelits (item 130911), and Stampin’ Write Markers

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