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Elegant Birthday

My Mom’s birthday was last week, and I wanted to make her a more elegant looking card.  I used this Savvy background stamp to make a wallpaper themed background using Chalk Ice Blue ink.

I added my favorite A Muse birthday sentiment using McGill’s new label punch.  I love the look of this punch, but hate how hard it is to punch out.  Makes me very grateful for my EK success punches!


Papers, Ribbon, Sentiment- A Muse

Background image- Savvy


Summer Birthdays

I have quite a few summer birthdays in my family, so here’s a few of the cards I’ve whipped up recently – both for men which is always harder for me.  They both also needed to be super quick, so there’s definitely things I would have changed had I had more time!

I added a little glitter to this cake so it wouldn’t seem so plain, but it’s hard to see in the picture.

background & image- Savvy stamps; sentiment, card & ribbon – A Muse Artstamps

background stamp – Savvy; image – Impress; sentiment & notecard- A Muse Artstamps

Happy Mother’s Day!

A little late, but I was too busy having a great day to sit down and blog :)

Here’s the card I made for my Mom- a CASE of one I saw on the Savvy website.  I just love this color combo.  Embossing the black flower just makes it so much more elegant.

I love this sentiment from A Muse- so perfect.

I had a wonderful day with my family, and some beautiful weather.  We spent the day picking out some annuals and moving around some plants so that we could have a flower bed in the front of the house.  And look what my husband found in the Arborvitae in our front yard…. a beautiful Robin’s nest with 2 brand new baby birds and one unhatched egg.

The babies are hard to see, but we didn’t want to get too close.  The blue egg is just gorgeous.  At first I was afraid the mom wouldn’t come back because we had been digging quite close to her nest without realizing it.  But soon we saw her watching us from the roof of our neighbor’s house.  She kept flying back and forth – sitting on the fence post and the roof until we left the yard for a bit to give her time to get back to her little ones- so sweet :)

Happy Mother’s Day :)

Images- Background & Flower- Savvy, Sentiment- A Muse

Notecard- A Muse buttercup

Ink- Yellow Cadmium Chalk

So many candles…

Here is another in my background series.  This one is my interpretation of a sample I saw in a store.  I used one of my favorite Savvy backgrounds- the tile.  I then stamped this Savvy birthday cake- popping the cake on some foam tape.  I added some glitter at the bottom for a little sparkle.  I also added one of my favorite A Muse sentiments- cracks me up.  I think it’s retired though :(

Backgrounds- part 2

Don’t you love the titles of my posts? I’m so original.  I have zero creativity when it comes to that kind of stuff :)

Anyway, here’s part two in my background series.  This card features another stamp I’ve been wanting to ink up for a while- the Savvy whale stamp.

This background is actually the reverse of the tile background I used in yesterday’s post.  I stamped the background in Colorbox Chalk Ice Blue (my favorite blue).  I paper pieced the whale using the new A Muse Juliette papers, and added a little A Muse twinkle sticker for some bling.  Boys can have bling too, right?


Notecard, patterned paper, sentiment, ribbon, twinkle sticker –  A Muse

Whale and background stamp – Savvy


I just love background stamps – I’m always drawn to the graphics in them.  I have quite a few that I’ve collected, but I don’t get nearly enough use out of them.  Whenever I see a card made with them I always feel inspired to bring them out again.

I decided to pull out all of my favorite backgrounds, and see what I could come up with.  I’ll post a few of the cards I came up with over the next few days.

I CASE’d this one from a card I saw on the Savvy website – I liked it so much I decided I needed one of my own :)

I used A Muse pigment black ink and embossed the A Muse solid zinnia to make it really bold and glossy, then popped it on foam tape.  I then used a black Sakura glaze pen to draw in the stem and leaf.  The background stamp is Savvy, and is stamped with Colorbox Chalk Yellow Cadmium – a perfect complement to the A Muse buttercup notecard.

I’ve left out the sentiment for now, and will add one later for whatever occasion I need.

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