Caught By the Tide

I was fishin’ around in my stamp room the other day, and here’s what I caught:

This cute little fish is stamped in soft suede ink on tangerine tango cardstock. The coral was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with sugar & spice embossing powder – LOL – I can smell him across the room, but he doesn’t smell very fishy!

Stamps: By the Tide(129120), Happiest Birthday Wishes(ret)
Ink: Tangerine Tango (126946), Soft Suede (115657)
Paper: River Rock (108640), Soft Suede(115318), Naturals Ivory(101849), Tangerine Tango(111349)
Other: Tangerine Tango button, calypso coral baker’s twine (125573), retired DSP, ovals framelits (129381)

Repurpose Your Scraps

At one of our Song of My Heart demo team meetings last fall, we made these little treat boxes with the petal card double punch, so I had a LOT of these scraps:

I never like to throw paper out, even tiny scraps. After pondering for a short time, I decided to trim the punched paper to create a frame and here’s what happened:

What do you do with your leftover scraps? See some more scrap ideas on Creating With Paper Scraps.

 I’m off to create some more…the 2013-14 Catalog is almost here, and I still have lots of scraps to use up! Hope I have inspired you to use some of yours too.
Stamps: Something to Celebrate (ret), Madison Avenue (ret)
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, retired DSP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black
Tools: Word Window(119857),  large circle from Owl Builder (118074), 1-3/8″circle (119860), and petal card double(119273) punches
Ribbon: Basic Black 1/8″ Taffeta

Inspired By the Tide

Recently I’ve been working diligently at using up some retired DSP scraps in order to make room for new stuff! I was inspired by the design of Beth’s Stamp Camp cards but wanted to use this more masculine paper. Here’s my version.


Which color combination do you prefer?
Stamp Sets: By the Tide (129120 C, 129117 W), Pretty Petites (retired), Pennant  Parade (122740 W, 122742 C), Tiny Tags
Paper: Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Embossing Powder: Gold, Irridescent Ice


Get Well With Thoughts and Prayers

 Usually I use the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set for sympathy cards, but since I needed some get well cards, I changed it up a little. This retired paper somehow reminds me of swirling windblown leaves on this card, especially with the fall color Cajun Craze layer 🙂
Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: River Rock, Cajun Craze
Ink: Soft Suede