Monday, May 28, 2012


With all the nervous energy I have to burn, in the lead-up to Stampin' Up! Convention in a few short sleeps, I've made another card today.  This one is for Sunny Challenges & Creations.

As you can see, there is a sketch to follow, as well as a technique - the Baby Wipe technique.  I LOVE this technique, but haven't played with it for a while.

I have used Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Crumb Cake ink refills to create a palette on a baby wipe.  I inked up the gorgeous butterfly stamp from Kindness Matters, on the baby wipe, and stamped it repeatedly on Very Vanilla card, to create a background. 

Using my Color Spritzer Tool, I added some splatters of Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake ink to the stamped panel.  Here's my card (warning: I got a little carried away with baker's twine bows!):

Stamps: Kindness Matters, Trendy Trees
Card: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red re-inkers, Crumb Cake re-inker and marker, Blushing Bride marker
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso baker's twine, Color Spritzer tool, Basic Pearls, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, Tombow liquid glue

Unfortunately I have to work tomorrow, so I can't guarantee another card will make it onto my blog before I go away.  Watch this space!


This week's challenge at The Friday Mashup is MY kind of challenge:

  1. Make a project for " That special Man in your life ".
  2. Or Make a project with the " Sketch ".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a " Masculine card using the above Sketch ".

I started off with some paper from Stampin' Up!'s Well Worn selection; I just love this pack, and it's my "go to" paper for masculine cards.  I was trying to challenge myself to use the papers with River Rock and Cajun Craze patterns on, but really disliked what I came up with - that ended up in the bin!  I chose instead to use River Rock, Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke (but no Designer Series Paper), on a card for my Dad.  Here's the end result:

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Autumn Days, For My Family
Card: River Rock textured and smooth, Always Artichoke textured, Cajun Craze
Ink: Always Artichoke stampin' pad and marker, River Rock stampin' pad, Cajun Craze stampin' pad and marker
Other: Artichoke denim ribbon, Regals brads, Mat Pack and paper piercing tool, Labels Collection Framelits die, Square Lattice embossing folder, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die, Color Spritzer tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers, edge distressing tool, mini glue dots, stampin' dimensionals

I'm hoping to spend some time in my craft room tonight, after my boys' hours of cricket commitments (yes, it is off-season, but cricket dominates our lives all-year-round!), so stay tuned for a new card or two in the coming days!

Sunday, May 27, 2012


This week's challenge at Dynamic Duos is a monochromatic one, and a little outside my comfort zone!

Blue is a colour that I don't often reach for, but I must say I really enjoyed this challenge.  I've used Very Vanilla as the complementary neutral, and toned down the 'blueness' with a touch of Crumb Cake.

I started off with a scalloped rectangle chipboard piece, from Stampin' Up!'s On Board Merry Medley assortment.  Chipboard is not something I've used much, so this was an extra challenge for me!  I covered the scalloped rectangle with glue, and adhered strips of Designer Series Paper, embossed cardstock, and a punched border or three.  Crumb Cake ink sponged around the edges helps to make this piece look finished.  I have used one of my favourite sentiments, that I think is suitable for a range of occasions.  A couple of pearls, and some gorgeous satin ribbon, finish the card.

Stamps: Very Vintage jumbo stampin' around wheel, Thoughts & Prayers
Card: Bashful Blue
DSP: Beau Chateau, Paisley Petals,  and Marina Mist Patterns Designer Series Papers
Ink: Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist stampin' pads
Other: On Board Merry Medley chipboard, Lace Ribbon border punch, Scallop Edge border punch, Eyelet border punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, sponge dauber, Basic Pearls, Labels Collection Framelits die, Very Vanilla satin ribbon, mini glue dots, Tombow liquid glue

In a few short days, I'll be flying up to Canberra to attend Stampin' Up!'s annual Convention.  It is a highlight of my year!  The old blog will go quiet for a few days, but I'll be back to participating in challenges after next weekend.  I do have a bit of nervous energy, with the build-up of excitement leading up to Convention, so I may well get a few more cards made and blogged before I go!


This week's Festive Friday Challenge is based around this inspiration picture:

The Festive Friday Design Team have come up with some gorgeous Christmas cards, inspired by this photo.  Our challenge is to now create something inspired by one (or more) of the DT members.

I really like how Kirsty used Real Red satin ribbon, the Stripes embossing folder, and Soft Suede, on her card.  I've used Soft Suede as the feature colour on my card.  I opted to use Confetti White cardstock, for a slightly rustic look.  I brayered Real Red ink onto my Stripes embossing folder, and obviously not very carefully, because the result was a little 'rustic' in itself!  I spritzed Real Red and Soft Suede ink on that panel to add to the look.

Here's my entry for this challenge:

Do you like how I've created the die cut sentiment panel and mat?  I was telling my friend Helen the other day about making a large 'dog tag' shaped die cut, using Stampin' Up!s Labels Collection Framelits.  I must credit Helen with the idea of using that sized panel for the "Joy" stamp from Welcome Christmas - it fits perfectly.

I started off by stamping (using Real Red ink, and the edges "rock and rolled" in Soft Suede ink) the sentiment on Confetti white cardstock.  I used a Framelits die to cut it out, then I cut off the top and bottom of the Framelits die cut, as shown by the dotted lines in this photo:

I sponged around the die cut once I had the shape I wanted, but I needed a Real Red mat behind it.  So, I cut a second (same sized) Framelits die cut in Real Red, and cut only the top and bottom peaks off, cutting where I've drawn dotted lines on this sample:

I love these dies - they're so versatile!

Here is the list of products I used to make this card:

Stamps: Welcome Christmas, Elegance stampin' around wheel
Card: Soft Suede, Real Red, Confetti White
Ink: Real Red stampin' pad and marker, Soft Suede stampin' pad and marker
Other: Labels Collection Framelits die, Mat Pack and paper-piercing tool, Real Red satin ribbon, Scallop Trim border punch, Stripes embossing folder, brayer, Color Spritzer tool, sponge dauber, mini glue dots, paper snips

Saturday, May 26, 2012


**  This is my second post for today ..... if you're following the blog hop, please scroll down to the next post.  Thanks!**

I am loving Lesley's sketches for the Merry Monday challenge, to kickstart my creative juices when it comes to Christmas cards.  Here's this week's sketch:

I have opted for a bit of an unusual colour combination, including black on this Christmas card.  I black-embossed the gorgeous Christmas tree from Snow Swirled onto the oval panel, and adhered some Cherry Cobbler Itty Bitty punched flowers as accents.  The sentiment was stamped in Always Artichoke (satisfies my husband's idea that there must be green on a Christmas card!), as I felt there was enough black already!

Stamps: Snow Swirled, For My Family
Card: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke and Whisper White stampin' pads
Other: Scallop Trim border punch, Whisper White satin ribbon, Modern Label punch, sponge daubers, Oval dies (not SU!), Itty Bitty shapes punch, Basic Rhinestones, mini glue dots

Thanks, Lesley, for such a great sketch - love it!


Today I am taking part, with seven friends who are also Stampin' Up! demonstrators, in a little blog hop, showcasing the gorgeous Designer Series Papers that we have in our range.

You may have come here from Nikki Sadler's blog.  If you haven't yet seen Nikki's gorgeous work, you can catch up with it as you go around the circuit today.  A blog hop is a loop, so just follow the link at the end of each blog post, and you'll be taken on to the next blog - there are 8 all up to visit today.

I have made two cards using the gorgeous Attic Boutique papers from the current Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue.  This selection of Designer Series Paper contains such a wide variety of patterns and colours; I just love it.

First up is a card that my class attendees made in this month's classes.  They all promised not to post it on their blogs prior to my participation in the blog hop ..... actually, it wasn't a hard promise to keep, because none of my ladies have their own blogs (lucky!).  I designed this card with the paper as the starting point.  It contains the colours Poppy Parade, Pool Party and Early Espresso (with touches of Daffodil Delight).  The bird's wing is punched from another sheet of paper from this pack - beautiful, isn't it?

Stamps: Elegance stampin' around wheel, Bring On the Cake
Card: Pool Party, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pool Party stampin' pad, Early Espresso marker, Versamark inkpad
Other: White embossing powder, XL Oval punch, Labels Collection Framelits die, Adorning Accents Edgelits die, Adorning Accents embossing folders, Bird Builder punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, sponge dauber, Tombow liquid glue

My second card uses a piece of Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper as the feature.  I've stamped some of the vine image from Vintage Vogue around the edges of the paper (using Crumb Cake ink), and just added some ribbon, brads and a sentiment label.  I spritzed a bit of Pretty in Pink ink over the bottom of the main panel, to finish it off.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink stampin' pads, Pretty in Pink marker
Other: Color Spritzer tool, Pretty in Pink satin ribbon, Brights brads, Itty Bitty shapes punch, Basic Pearl, Lots of Tags sizzlits die, sponge dauber, mini glue dots

The next stop on today's blog hop is the home of Amanda Hill, a Western Australian friend.  Go see what beautiful work Amanda does.  Please leave us all comments, so we know you've been to visit today!

In case you lose your way, here's a comprehensive list of all the participants in our little blog hop:

We hope you get lots of inspiration for using your Stampin' Up! papers.  This month Stampin' Up! has a Paper Party happening ..... until the end of May, if you buy 3 packs of DSP, you get one pack for FREE! 

An even more exciting initiative this month is that if you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator (which now costs only $169, and you can choose EVERY item in your starter kit - how great's that?!), you will receive a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper every month, from June until December!  Contact me if you'd like to join my team, and get totally consumed by the excitement of Stampin' Up! with me!

Friday, May 25, 2012


This week at Just Add Ink, Mae has provided us with a great sketch for a card/scrapbook page:

It was my brother's birthday this week, so I used this sketch to make his card.

It's a little hard to see the detail of the background papers I've used, because I've embossed and sponged them to death, but I do like the 'grungy' look that resulted.  I've used three different pieces of Stampin' Up!'s Well Worn Designer Series Paper.  I have in my stash some Crumb Cake corduroy buttons, that are long since retired from Stampin' Up!'s range, but which come in handy for masculine cards.  The smaller buttons have been sponged with Not Quite Navy ink; I love that they can be customised!
(I'm not quite sure what's happened to the background, in the editing process - just ignore that!)

  Stamps: For My Family, Extreme Elements
Card: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
DSP: Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy and Crumb Cake stampin' pads, Not Quite Navy marker
Other: 2 1/2" Circle punch, Tasteful Trim XL Bigz die, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Square Lattice embossing folder, sponge dauber, Color Spritzer tool, Corduroy buttons, stampin' dimensionals, mini glue dots

Make sure you check out the rest of the Design Team's samples, for this week's challenge.  It's great to see the different ways we all interpret a sketch, and you're sure to be inspired by those talented women!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


This month I've held a couple of classes focussing on products from Stampin' Up!'s Autumn-Winter Mini catalogue.  As a little gift of appreciation for each my class attendees, I decorated the covers of some note pads.  I used paper from Stampin' Up!'s Twitterpated range, along with other new goodies, to embellish the pad covers.  Each pad was personalised, using my Broadsheet Alphabet stamp set.

Stamps: Broadsheet Alphabet
Card: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White
DSP: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red stampin' pads
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, Adorning Accents Edgelits Textured Impressions folder, Twitterpated buttons, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red pleated satin ribbon, Itty Bitty Buttons and Itty Bitty shapes punch, white baker's twine, circle punches, Whisper White satin ribbon and 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots

I've always had a "thing" for personalised stationery, and I am pretty sure the recipients of these little gifts thought they were rather nice.  I'm lucky to have a number of loyal customers who have become dear friends, and it brings me a lot of pleasure to make things like this, to thank them for coming along to my classes.  Stampin' Up! really has brought wonderful things, and people into my life; I am blessed!

Monday, May 21, 2012


It's time for another  Dynamic Duos challenge; on one hand, the weeks are flying by, but on the other it seems a long wait for each new challenge once I've made a card!

Week three is called "Black Tie" where we use one colour plus black AND we also have a Dessert option. This week's dessert option is DRY EMBOSSING. 

The Daffodil Delight Framelits die cut on my card has been embossed with my Square Lattice embossing folder.  I've used my Simply Scored to create a bit of interest on the Basic Black layer, and I have had a bit of fun with a variety of border punches!  Although I'd originally planned to finish my card with a white satin bow, I decided a black one would be more fitting for the "Black Tie" challenge.

Stamps: Parlor Prints, Button Buddies, Curly Cute
Card: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Daffodil Delight stampin' pad
Other: Black embossing powder, Square Lattice embossing folder, Labels Collection Framelits dies, Eyelet border punch, Pinking Hearts border punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Brights buttons, Neutrals button, Basic Black satin ribbon, Simply Scored scoring tool, sponge dauber, mini glue dots

I had a lot of fun making this card, and can't wait for next week's challenge already!


When the new Stampin' Up! catalogue is released in a few months' time, five of the 'in colors' will be retiring, to make way for five new ones.  This week's challenge at Sunny Challenges & Creations, is to use 2010-2012 In Colors on a papercraft project, using this sketch:

I have been busy making swaps to take to Stampin' Up! Convention in 10 days' time (I'll share photos of them later!).  I already had out some of the In Colors for my swaps, so used my swap idea as a springboard for a card.  Here is the card I made, using Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz and Concord Crush:

Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Peach Parfait Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Peach Parfait, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz stampin' pads
Other: Labels Collection Framelits dies, Blossom punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, Concord Crush ribbon, Whisper White 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Scallop Edge border punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Basic Rhinestones, sponge daubers, mini glue dots

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Recently I shared with you a card I'd made using Stampin' Up!'s Delicate Doilies stamps.  I mentioned I'd made a "one sheet wonder".  I had stamped the doilies all over an A5 piece of Whisper White card, and was able to make three cards out of my handmade patterned paper.  Today I'm sharing with you the other two cards that resulted from the doily panel.

I made one card with a Certainly Celery focus.  I enjoyed making this one, because it's not a green I normally favour.  It pairs beautifully with Elegant Eggplant, though.  I used a purple Sharpie to colour some of Stampin' Up!'s Basic Pearls; such a sweet embellishment to use as flower centres, I think.  Here's my card, using my trusty Top Note die:

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Trendy Trees
Card: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise stampin' pads
Other: Top Note die, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Itty Bitty shapes punch, Basic Pearls, sponge daubers, mini glue dots

My third card is a bit more 'regal' looking, with Elegant Eggplant (such a rich purple) taking centre stage.  I stamped one of the doily images repeatedly on the base card, in Elegant Eggplant ink, and used a white gel pen to lighten the overall look a little.

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Bring on the Cake
Card: Elegant Eggplant, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise stampin' pads
Other: XL Oval punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Basic Rhinestones, stampin' dimensionals, Whisper White satin ribbon, White organza ribbon, mini glue dots, sponge daubers, white gel pen, sticky strip

  Which is your favourite?   Out of all three cards, I think I like the last one the best.  Let me know what you think!  I love the different looks achieved by using the one piece of card.

Saturday, May 19, 2012


I was so energised by my discovery of my Simply Sent kit from Stampin' Up!  (see this post), that I just had to make another card.  Inspiration came from the DT samples for this week's Festive Friday Challenge, hosted by Nicole Derendorf.  This week Nicole has set a product challenge, to use glitter or glimmer on a Christmas card. I especially liked Sarah's use of the Owl Builder punch, and silver glimmer paper to "festive him up".  I've also embossed white card with polka dots, as Sarah did.

Here's my version, using one of the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler cards from Stampin' Up!'s Everyday Elegance Simply Sent kit:

Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Card: Everyday Elegance Simply Sent card base, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Whisper White cardstock
DSP: Early Espresso Patterns Designer Series Paper, Silver and Red Glimmer papers
Ink: Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler stampin' pads
Other: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, 1 3/4" circle punch, Owl Builder punch, Scallop Oval punch. 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, sponge dauber, Tombow liquid glue, Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon (not available here)


I'm joining in with The Friday Mashup challenge for the first time.  This week's challenge is to make a card with a decorative edge, and/or ribbon.  I made a happy discovery, of a Simply Sent kit from Stampin' Up!, that I'd forgotten I had!  (Does anyone else know that feeling, of owning so many craft supplies that it's like Christmas when you discover a long-since purchased item that you'd forgotten about?!)

The Simply Sent kit contains really pretty, ready-made, card bases with laser-cut edges - PERFECT for this week's Mashup!  All I've done is add a little stamping (including a sentiment stamped onto one of the labels from the kit), a flower, bow and punched border - and voila, a gorgeous card.  (My handmade flower is thanks to the wonderful tutorial from Joanne Leddy.)

I'm also entering this card in this week's SU Only Challenge, to add a 3-dimensional flower.  It's been way too long since I've played along at SUO!

Stamps: Curly Cute, Kindness Matters
Card: Simply Sent Everyday Elegance card, Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Ink: Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler stampin' pads
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Subtles glimmer brad, Fancy Flower punch, 5-Petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, mini glue dots, sticky strip

Friday, May 18, 2012


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to choose a creation of Mae Collins, one of our Design Team members, to inspire your own.  Mae has lots of lovely cards on her blog - check them out, and show us what you have made, based on one of Mae's.

I was inspired by this card, that Mae made last year.  The border stamp, from Creative Elements, had not seen ink in my household, so I was inspired to use it in the same way that Mae did.  I've followed the same layout as Mae's card, just switching the placement of pearls, and using cardstock flags, rather than wide ribbon.  I embossed the flags with my Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, to complement the spotty background on the gorgeous paper panel.

Here is my 'take' on Mae's card:

Stamps: Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
DSP: Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Basic Gray stampin' pad
Other: Word Window and Modern Label punches, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, Basic Pearls, sponge dauber, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Flag dies (not SU!), Basic Gray satin ribbon, mini glue dots

Make sure you visit the Just Add Ink site, to see what the rest of the Design Team have made.  Thanks, Mae, for being an inspiration to us all!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


One of the very first stamp sets I bought, when I discovered Stampin' Up!, was the gorgeous, versatile Season of Joy Christmas set.  I decided to give it some love for this week's Merry Monday Sketch Challenge.  I am loving making a head start on my Christmas cards; now just to keep up the momentum!

Here's the great sketch that Lesley has provided for our Christmas card inspiration:

I have stayed pretty true to the sketch, and made a clean and simple card (not a single sponged edge in sight, which wasn't easy for me!).  The colours suggested to me by my Stampin' Up! Color Coach were Island Indigo, Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry.

Stamps: Season of Joy
Card: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Rich Razzleberry
DSP: Island Indigo Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Baja Breeze and Rich Razzleberry stampin' pads
Other: Island Indigo baker's twine, Basic Rhinestones, Eyelet Border punch, mini glue dots

I love this colour combo, and might just have to make some more Christmas cards with it, I think.  Make sure you check out the beautiful samples of the Design Team this week; a couple of my friends are featured, and I'm so proud!

Monday, May 14, 2012


I'd like to share with you today the card I made for my parents, who on the weekend celebrated 50 years of marriage.  What a milestone, hey? 

I have only recently bought Stampin' Up!'s Baroque Motifs stamp set (yes, I do think I'm one of the last demonstrators in the known universe to own it!) .... so I inked that up for this special occasion.  First I stamped, in Crumb Cake ink (stamped off, to give a subtle effect), an En Francais background on Very Vanilla Card.  The Baroque Motifs flourish was stamped over the script, and the whole panel run through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, before being sponged around the edges.

I love how the Crumb Cake ink on the main sentiment panel co-ordinates so well with Stampin' Up!'s Brushed Gold cardstock.  I used my aquapainter, and Crumb Cake ink refill, to colour the flowers, and the outer frame of the Framelits die cut.

Here's a closer look at the background, which I finished off with some Champagne Mist shimmer spray:

Stamps: Apothecary Art, En Francais, Baroque Motifs, For My Family
Card: Naturals Ivory, Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler stampin' pads, Crumb Cake ink refill
Other: Gold embossing powder, Labels Collection Framelits die, Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, aquapainter, stamping sponge, stampin' dimensionals, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Champagne Mist shimmer paint (mixed with Isocol to make shimmer spray), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits dies

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Tonight my darling boys teamed up and washed and dried the dishes, without undue argument (virtually unheard of in our house), so I could spend some Mother's Day time in my craft room.

I have made a card for Dynamic Duos #2 challenge, which is to use these two soft colours together:

I started off by inking up my Established Elegance stamp set - one of those sets I just HAD to buy, but which has sat largely unloved on my shelf.  I really like the images stamped in these colours, and teamed with Very Vanilla. 

After I'd finished stamping, and assembling the layers, I sprayed the entire front panel with Frost White shimmer paint.  Here's a close-up shot:

Stamps: Established Elegance, Bring On The Cake, En Francais
Card: Very Vanilla, Pool Party
DSP: Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Ink: So Saffron and Pool Party stampin' pads, Jet Black Staz-on inkpad
Other: Pool Party seam binding, Frost White shimmer paint (mixed with Isocol to make shimmer spray), Labels Collection Framelits, Neutrals brad, 1/2 " circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, sponge daubers, Basic Pearls, Eyelet border punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, mini glue dots

ETA:  Lovely news - I was awarded an Honourable Mention over at Dynamic Duos for this card!