Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wishing You The Best

Doesn't this card scream soft? Pretty? Precious? I love the simple colors of the Pink Pirouette and the Pistachio Pudding. I had some SU! DSP paper laying around and clipped the scraps into the chevron banners. Added some pretty ribbon, a simple image and was done.
The images come from the sets Chalk Talk and a retired set called Circle Sayings.
This past weekend, my husband and I went Kayaking with some friends in the morning. We got up at 4:30 and headed to the river to enjoy the sunrise. Beautiful.

Enjoy God's beauty today...

Gail S.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

You Make Me Smile!

Good Morning!  I love the gray and yellow combination and the other day I saw a card on THIS blog that I thought was so cute. Laurie posted a card almost exactly like this one quite a while ago. Yes, sometimes I copy pretty much all of the card because I love the work that the other person did. I do try to give credit to the person, when I can.

Another simple card but so pretty. 

It makes me smile :-)

Gail S.


Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Scrap Gray Paper
Ink: Basic Gray
Other: SU! Lace Border, Round Array and Flower Punch, Black Baker's Twine

Friday, August 23, 2013

Oh Hello

Today I just have a simple card using the retired stamp set called Fifth Avenue Floral. I saw this card on Pinterest using a more current stamp set (for the life of me, I cannot remember the name!!) and I thought I could use this stamp set that I already own for this card layout. I stamped the flowers in the new colors: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe.

I cut out each flower and layered them with dimensionals on the card. Notice the leaves by the flowers.

I just stamped one of the flowers in the Pistachio Pudding and cut out some of the petals and used them as leaves.

This is a cute card to have on hand when I need something cute to send out.

Super simple! I have to work tomorrow so I will have a busy weekend and that means Sunday is cleaning house day.

Gail S.


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantalope
Other: SU! Dimensionals

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mojo Monday 307 Challenge

Happy Thursday!

I don't know about you but I am ready for the weekend! Today though, I have to brag, it is my youngest son's BIRTHDAY!!! Happy Birthday, Jeff! He is 22 years old (sigh) where did the time go? He lives about 1 1/2 hours away from us. He currently is away at college and today after I get off work we are headed down to visit him and take him out to dinner. We moved him into an apartment this past week and I need to take him down a few things that we forgot to take down. It will be good to see him.

Well now, on to my card post! I saw the Mojo Monday sketch on THIS post and loved the card Marisa made. I decided to try my hand at it.

It was funny, when I started out making this card I wanted to use the print on the other side of the striped DSP paper. It is from SU! Sunshine & Sprinkles pack. Well when I cut out the triangles, the whales that are printed on the other side (that I was planning on using) were all sideways! Rather than start all over, I just turned the paper over and the stripes were perfect so I changed the whole direction for this card! I started out making a baby card and ended up making a friend card!

I love the sweet little extras on this card:

I added little rhinestones to the centers of the wheels on the stamp from SU!'s Moving Forward set and also on the tiny flowers I added below & the dot on the "i" in friend.

This card is just so bright and cheery and to think when I started I had a complete different idea. That's what makes card creating fun (wink).

The Mojo Monday crew encourages you to play along. Go to the Mojo Monday Blog and create something for this week's challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please stop by again, I have more to share in the days to come.

Gail S.


Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Ink: Marina Mist, Basic Black
Other: Swiss Dots EF, Tiny Rhinestones, dimensional

Friday, August 16, 2013

Flashback Friday Blog Hop

Hello Friends!

I am excited to share in my first blog hop! If you are "hopping" then you just came from Andrea's blog Stampinlab.

I belong to a Stampin' Up! group called "Luv 2 Stamp". Nicole Tugrul is also a member of the group and started a Flashback Friday blog post on her blog. She has now started a blog hop featuring retired SU! stamps. So dust off those old stamp sets and start using them again!

Today I am using the retired stamp set called Simply Said. This set was released in 2006.

I actually purchased this set at a garage sale and never used it. Do you ever do that?? This was the perfect opportunity to grab this set and use it!

I decided for this project to use the new DSP paper from SU! called Gingham Garden. It is such a pretty pack and beautiful color combinations. I chose a layout to use this stamp set and actually ended up making two cards with two different colors featured: Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

 On the first card, I added the tiny SU! pearls as accents in the center of the flowers and the butterfly's.

I still have some Melon Mambo scallop dot ribbon so I used some of it on this card.

The next card I double stamped some of the larger flowers and cut them out with my SU! snips. I adhered them on the circle with black brads. I used the seam binding ribbon in Daffodil Delight to tie a pretty bow.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you come back again! The next stop on the hop is Vinnie  click HERE!!!
***Please leave a comment if you would love to see the Flashback Friday Blog Hop continue once a month. I have LOTS of retired Stampin Up! stamp sets that I would love to share card ideas with you!***
You can view all of the stops at:

Gail Slagle -

Gail S.


Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets: Simply Said, Fabulous Phrases
Other: Swiss Dots EF, Finishing Touches edgelets, Black Brads, pearls, scallop dot ribbon and seam binding ribbon, SU! dimensionals, glue dots.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Red, White & Black

I really love the color combination of red, white and black especially with wedding and anniversary cards. I needed an anniversary card this past weekend. There was about 20 minutes until we needed to get going to it and I ran to the craft room and whipped this card up. I used whisper white, basic black and a scrap of DSP paper I had left sitting from another project. I did add basic gray cardstock for the mat behind the white.

I used the stamp set called Bliss and also the set called Tiny Tags.

I love to add tiny accents to cards. It just adds that extra touch that makes the people that receive the card feel like you added some love just for them.

I knotted some sheer white ribbon, punched out a heart out of the SU! trio heart punch, added a silver rhinestone and was finished.
The anniversary open house was wonderful complete with cake and a live country western band! Lots of visiting and fun.
Gail S.
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Get Well

One blog that I love to visit is Kimberly VanDiepen's Stampin' by the Sea. Kimberly loves the vintage look and shares so many pretty cards. She also has a facbook page and on it she shared a card that she received. I tried to case it with a few different things and this is what I came up with.

I used SU! framlets for the shape of the card and so paper scraps for the bottom. I don't emboss too much but when I do, I love how it turns out. This time I used the SU! Gold embossing powder. I also used retired SU! flower jewel and some ribbon I had on hand.

I am still out in Colorado enjoying my little girl and will be back in Nebraska this weekend. Hope to see you back here next week until then enjoy your loved ones.

Gail S.