Happy ‘B’ Day

Inspired by Simon Says Stamp Blog post and video by Laura Bassen, Amore Laura Fadora – Your the Bees Knees.  (Laura is one of my favorites)  I came up with this Birthday card.

I used Catherine Pooler’s Background stamp, Peppermint Stick Background, and two colors of ink to make the plaid background.  The Bee is from Penny Black’s Every Which Way stamp.  The day die used is from Paper Smooches Heartfelt Thanks Happy Birthday. and the Happy die is from My Favorite Things Happy Trio.  I loved how Laura put the third bee on the bottom of the card and off the card but I worked too hard on the bees to cut one off.  Thanks Laura.


I will be entering this in the Live Love Cards Challenge for this month.


Indigo Cats

I was so happy to find that Stampendous was making Laurel Burch stamps.  I ordered quite a few and would like more.  Here are my first two attempts.  I used Laurel Burch Dream Believers to get the colors.  I need to find my other Laurel Burch book for more ideas.  I used Zig Clean Color Brush Pens and they worked beautifully.  Embossed in gold but will try black outlines next time.

Spread The Love

I love this Penny Black die that I just got so here is another card today using it.  This one is a shaker card.  I used Nina Marie’s suggested method in video: Studio Monday with Nina Marie – Shaker Cards 3 Ways.  Using two pieces of acetate.  This method works great and the shaker material moves around much better.  I used three layers of foam tape so that I could make the cats stand up more.  The background is an embossed stencil.  The second card was made with an inlaid die from Catherine Pooler – Concentric Circles and I used the negative of the Feline die.



I love the cats gazing up in the sky at the birds.  I used a Penny Black die, Feline.  Catherine Pooler stamps, Birds of a Feather and Catherine Pooler Inks.  I love the color combination.  I mounted it on an embossed background that was die cut from Mama Elephant, All Prettied Up frame.  and then mounted it all on Black cardstock.

Live Love Cards Challenge this month is “In The Sky” so I will enter this one.