Friday, May 24, 2013


Hi everyone!  Today I am sharing a card that I just created to send off to one of my magnificent friends!  It feels so good to get some stamping and crafting done while I continue to wait for my baby boy to arrive.  Any day now!

For this card, I used Stampin' Up! cardstock in Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Calypso Coral.  I chose these colors as they coordinated perfectly with my My Mind's Eye - Ooh La La paper pad!  I used a sentiment from Stampin' Up! - Perfect Words.  All punches that I used are also SU!, as well as the embossing folder and the baker's twine.  I finished embellishing the card with some simple paper piercing to add some additional texture.  I had so much fun creating this and I can't wait to get it onto the mail!

May you all enjoy the holiday weekend!

dee marie

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

You're Unfrogettable

Hi everyone - I sure do miss all of you!  Most of you may know from reading my mom's blog that I am awaiting the arrival of our baby boy.  I have been super busy getting everything ready and now I am just waiting for him to decide to join the world!  My official due date is May 27th but Brian Quinn could arrive any day now!

To pass some time, I ventured into my craft room to play around and came across one of my old favorite stamp sets - Unfrogettable by Stampin' Up!  I went with this set so that I could let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you!  I colored the frog with Copics and added sponging with Bliss Blue.  Background paper is from K&Company - Small Wonders Boy.  For embellishments, I added some stitching, ribbon and some tiny flowers I had sitting around.

I hope you are all doing well!  Be sure to check for updates on the baby's arrival back at Lakeside Stamping!

dee marie

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fresh Birthday

Tonight I am sharing a card that I created for the current challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  Here is the sketch to follow for {Freshly Made}Sketches #21:

I just received a package of new items that I had ordered from the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and couldn't wait to play!  All products used for this card are from Stampin' Up! with the exception of the Nestabilities Eyelet Circle die.  The colors I used are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Calypso Coral.  The stamp is from Happiest Birthday Wishes.  The designer paper is from the Everyday Enchantment collection.  Don't you just love the new in-color coordinating baker's twine?!  So sweet!  You can find it in the current Occasions Mini Catalog.

I am hoping to find some more time this week for stamping.  Work is still consuming most of my days.  I hope you had a beautiful weekend!

dee marie

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Turning Two

Today I am sharing a card that I created for one of my best friend's son who is turning 2!  His birthday party is later on today and I can't wait to celebrate with him!

My inspiration came from the current sketch over at Mojo Monday.  I chose to follow the square option.

I kept this card very simple.  All designer paper is from Basic Grey - Max & Wiskers paper pad.  The number two was computer generated using the font Plantagenet Cherokee - size 200.  Sponging was added in Memento - Rich Cocoa.  The animals are from Stampin' Up! - Fox & Friends, and were stamped in Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.  I cut the lion and giraffe out and added them to the number two using dimensionals.  My finishing touches were the stitching and some brown and white baker's twine.

Thank you for stopping by!  Wish I have been around more often - I have been working long hours lately.  I am hoping to post again soon!

dee marie

Monday, January 16, 2012

Love Is In The Air

As I am sitting here blogging away, all I can hear is the sound of little sleet balls bouncing off the window.  I hope it clears up by morning - I have a busy day ahead of me at work tomorrow!

Tonight I am sharing the card that I made for this week's challenge over at the A Muse Studio Challenge Blog - Love Is In The Air.  I have to tell you - I had so much fun making this card :)  I just kept stamping and adding - I think I used up a quite a few of my dimensionals - LOL!

All of the stamps that I used for this card are by A Muse.  I started with a blank piece of white card stock and began by stamping the A Muse - Wild Rose Branch repeatedly in Stampin' Up! - Old Olive.  I then sponged around the edges in the same color to blend everything together.  Next, I sewed my newly created background of leaves to a piece of designer paper from My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found - Madison Avenue.  Then I cut out a heart using Nestabilities - Scalloped Heart with the same designer paper, tied a piece of Stampin' Up! Fancy Fibers - Hannah around it in a bow, and added it to the center of the card.  I stamped the A Muse - Kissing Couple onto a piece of white card stock, colored using Copics - E51, RV32 and YG95, punched them out and added a small heart-shaped brad above - kiss kiss.  I added some sponging around them in Stampin' Up! - Blushing Bride.  The A Muse - Wild Rose was stamped, also using Blushing Bride, onto the white card stock, was cut out and added to the card using dimensionals.  The same was done with some extra leaves - layering on top of the original image.  Here is a close up so you can really see the layering:

Finally, to finish the card, I stamped A Muse - Love Is In The Air, cut it out by hand, added some sponging, and then attached it to the bottom corner.  I like how it blends in with the greenery but still pops out and grabs your attention.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my card!

dee marie

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Burgundy + Gold + Plum

Post number three for today...  For this card, I was inspired by this week's challenge over at The Play Date Cafe - PDCC114.  The challenge is to use the color combo Burgundy, Gold and Plum.  I would have never thought to combine these colors but I think they work awesome together!  Here is the inspiration The Play Date Cafe provided:

After post one and two today, I checked the mail and I received a grab bag of stamps from Gina K. Designs that I won in a challenge this past week!  What an awesome assortment of stamps!  It's funny, I have quite a few sets from Gina K and not one was a duplicate of something I have :)    My favorite stamp from the grab bag is definitely the stamp I used on my card.  It's from Lovely Labels 2 by Nina Brackett.  I stamped it in Memento Sweet Plum onto ivory card stock.  Then, using a stamp-a-ma-jig (because I am no good at centering without it), added the congratulations sentiment from Gina K. Designs - Inside and Out.  I don't own this shape of Nestabilities, so I cut the label out by hand.  The plum and burgundy background papers are from my scrap bin - maker unknown.  The Fleur de Lis border was added with a border punch from ek success.  To finish my card (and incorporate my gold), I added some left over metallic holiday ribbon that I purchased at Target this past season, some gold ball accents, and a gold heart button that I had in my stash.

This is probably my last post of the evening, but I will be back tomorrow!

dee marie

New Grad

So many challenges are looking for cards about something new for the New Year.  This card was created for my future sister-in-law who just graduated!  Hooray Colleen!

My inspiration for this card came from multiple challenges - I will be listing them all below.

All background and designer paper is from BasicGrey - Pyrus.  I added distressing to most of the bare edges and sponged on some Memento Rich Cocoa ink to give this card a rough look.  I used the sewing machine to attach the layers with all different stitch patterns.  The main sentiment is a Stampin' Up! stamp called Happy Grad, and the small sentiment, "4 you" is from the Stampin' Up! set Tiny Tags.  A Martha Stewart border punch was used to create the scalloped border, and the leaf and flower punches were Martha's as well.  Seam binding was added and tied in a bow on the side.  I paper pierced the top left corner to comply with the sketch.  A large metal brad was added to the flower's center.  To finish the card, I added the "key to success" at the bottom with the tiny tag tied on.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

BasicGrey Challenges - Challenge 60 Something New

Divas by Design - New Beginnings and/or Thanks

Sketch Saturday - Week # 190

Time to take a break but I'll be back later on!

dee marie