Thursday, December 26, 2013

PPA185 Thank you!

PPA185 sketch
I did not have to even think about this one!  I needed a thank you for a gift received and I happen to have this ornament punched out and laying on my desk from a project I did not use it on. So colors and such came quick.  I like when that happens.  I feel like I need to use up this DSP but I do not know why I feel such a rush to do it.  I always use plenty of retired DSP around the holidays and this design even could be used for non-holiday projects. 
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set:  Christmas Collectibles and Pretty Petites
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler Textured card stock, Whisper White 
and Season Of Style DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Baked Brown Sugar
Christmas Ornament punch, 3/4" circle punch

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas To You From Me!

Merry Christmas to You!  May you have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Best of Snow From a Friend

Another card received from a friend with such a cute mix of colors and papers/textures!  I love snowmen!  
I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas Eve and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 23, 2013

All I Want For Christmas Is Purple!

Another handmade card from a close friend and it is done up in my favorite color!  I love the burlap and then the sewing that she did on this card!  Again I feel special receiving a handmade card but especially when I know it was custom made for me!

Happy 2 days until Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Calm Christmas From A Friend

I received this Christmas card from a Pretty Pal ( a fellow demo in my stamping group).  Patti MacLeith does beautiful work and I loved getting another hand made card.  I feel special to receive them myself. 
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pillow Box Blues

A friend made this for me with Dove chocolates inside(It fit four chocolate squares). 
It think it is very festive and a cute idea.  Great little gift or party favor!
Have a blessed Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 20, 2013

FMS117 Straight to My Heart

I love how Amy wanted us to have a simple sketch and use some scraps this week.  I sure have a lot of  scraps like the ones I used on my card!  I used a new stamp set available to order now.  
Hope you have a beautiful Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Love You More
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, In Color DSP 
Ink: Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush
Strawberry Slush ribbon

Thursday, December 19, 2013

PPA184 Thank You Snowman!

Wow! is what I said out load when I saw this challenge from Pals Paper Arts this week!  I guess I saw all those 3, 4 ,5, 6's and thought..what colors will I use?  I just happen to need a thank you for a gift I received this week and decided to use some fun Season of Style DSP I still have plenty of to make a thank you card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great Thursday!

Stamp Sets: Best Of Snow and Pretty Petites
Paper: Season Of Style DSP, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Black StaZon
Deco Label framelits dies, 1" circle punch, 7/8" scallop circle punch 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

PP176 God Bless You

Great challenge this week: White on White Or Vanilla like I used.  I choose Very Vanilla because I do not use it enough!  I like Gold with Vanilla so a metallic color was my choice.
I wanted to make a card to send to my mom and thought about hearts and was going to use a "Love You" sentiment when I put my hands on the Trust God stamp set!
I hope you have a wonderful week until Christmas Day..Yay!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Trust God
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Encore Gold
Hearts a Flutter dies, sponge,
Decorative Dots emboss folder (will be in new SAB in January 2014)  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

O Holy Night

This is lovely card from a sweet friend and my first hand made Christmas card I have received this year!
I remember her telling me the vision of what she wanted to make when she ordered the paper and set and ribbon.  The colors really go together well.(Always Artichoke, Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler with Naturals Ivory card stock)
Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello Watercolor!

Playing with my new Watercolor Wonder designer note cards that will be in the Occasions catalog beginning Jan. 3rd, 2014. I love the feel of the note cards and that they already have watercolor design on them.  
Have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor and A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Smoky Slate, Silver foil and watercolor paper
Ink: StaZon Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight
Lucky Limeade twine(retired), Label framelits dies, Aqua painter

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Loads of Purple and Silver!

Hello and yes you are seeing loads of silver and purple!  My Christmas tree shown above left is decorated in purple and silver (purple is my fav color)!  In the center is a photo of one of my gift (so shiny it did not photo well).  I wrap all my gifts in sliver and purple wrapping paper and bows to match my tree.  So all my tags must match as well! A closer photo of that tag is on the right!
Hope you get your Merry on and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Num-Num Candy!

Num-Num treats for my 9th grade girls for this Sunday morning.  These girls are soooooo spoiled!  I bought several different Christmas candies and loaded up 20 bags.  I hope I have enough!  The Chevron bags come in packs of 10 and I had two packs and the tag on the right is from the Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created kits in the holiday catty.  There are enough to make 10 tags.  I used the new pennant framelit dies to make 10 pennants(seen on the bag on the left) and then used the Real Red/White stripe tape.  I added the mini clothespins for fun! 
Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 13, 2013

FMS116 Make A Wish

Fun sketch this week and it helps me get more birthday cards in my stash! Using the Kaleidoscope Suite designer series set in the Occasions catalog that begins January 3rd, 2014.  Yes, that is real soon! This DSP has some bright colors you see on card above and black (not shown). Should make for some bold, bright and fun cards/projects!
Have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Perfect Pennants
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Deco and Bitty Banner framelits dies, candy dots, 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

PPA183 Rose Red Floral

Great Color Challenge from Pals Paper Arts this week!  I am trying to add to my card stash of cards that are for any occasion/purpose.  Floral cards are great to have on hand if need a birthday, sympathy,get well, thank you, etc.   I have been grabbing stamp sets that have matching dies to save time with cutting!
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Thursday!

Stamp Set: Secret Garden
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White 
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
Secret Garden framelits dies, Print Poetry emboss folder, pearls

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wishing You

Fun card for a sweet friend who loves birds and houndstooth!  Glad I was able to combine those together with ease!  Really like how it turned out!  
The sentiment is from November's My Paper Pumpkin kit.  
Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions
Paper: DSP(retired), Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Floral Frames framelits dies, circle framelits dies, Bird Builder punch, hole punch for eye, candy dots, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

You Mean the World to Me!

I made this card for my husband birthday today!  Happy Birthday Mark!  I used a new stamp set called Love You More available for purchase now.  The circle at bottom turned out light when stamped in Pool Party but says "Made With Love" .  The emboss folder is a new item that will be free when you purchase $50.00 in product for Sale-a-bration starting Jan. 28th, 2014.  Sale-a-bration runs from Jan. 28h to March 31st and for each $50.00 you spend, you get to pick something free from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  There are emboss folders like this one and a punch, DSP, stamp sets and Digital downloads to choose from.  
Have a blessed Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Love You More
Paper: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
Midnight Muse ribbon, Deco Label framelits dies, 1" circle punch, Decorative Dots emboss folder(in SAB catalog starting Jan. 28th)

Monday, December 9, 2013

PP175 Daydream

The Paper players color challenge this week is festive!  I needed a card for any occasion in my stash so I wanted something bold.  I usually think of the Daydream Medallions set as bold and so pretty.  What is even better is there are matching Floral framelit dies to cut them out.  Makes it fast and easy.
Have a wonderful and blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Daydream Medallions
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive
Floral Framelits dies, Old olive ribbon, large rhinestone, Beautifully Baroque emboss folder

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Special Christmas Wishes

This is a special card I made for a special couple.  I measures 5" square.  I used retired DSP and card stock but wanted a rich look and feel to the card.  I used a piece of the flocked window sheet that came with the designer paper.  I do love this single stamp and look forward to using it for years to come. 
Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Single Stamp: Prince of Peace
Paper: Lucky Limeade (retired), Very Vanilla, Real Red core'dinations card stock and Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP (retired)  
Ink: Real Red
Deco Label framelits dies, Lacy Brocade emboss folder, Stampin' sanding block  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Watercolor Wonder

I was playing with a new set and these awesome Watercolor Wonder designer note cards from the new occasions catalog for Spring.  The sale period for the catalog is Jan. 3rd, 2014 which is just around the corner!  I love the feel of these cards and they come with envelopes, too.  I made this for my daughter and mailing it out to hopefully make her smile during finals week at school!

Have a blessed Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor (new set in occasions catalog)
Paper: Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards (in new catalog)
Ink: Black Stazon, Strawberry Slush, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight,Old Olive
blender pen 

Friday, December 6, 2013

FMS115 Make A Wish

Very simple sketch this week and I just received my pre-order of Occasions Catalog goodies!  I needed another birthday card for one of my Sunday School girls next week so this was great timing!  I really love the Designer paper stack in this new catalog.  The colors are Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Crumb Cake!  
Hope you enjoy your Friday and have a fun weekend planned!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants(new catalog)
Paper: Fresh Prints DSP paper stack(new catalog), Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Ink: Real Red
Banners framelits dies(new catalog), star punch(retired), rhinestone

Thursday, December 5, 2013

PPA182 Elegant Birthday

Some may remember my favorite color is purple!  I was excited when saw this color challenge a few weeks ago.  I think I thought I would go toward a Christmas then but when sat down this week to design, I knew I wanted an elegant birthday card.  I do have a friend with a birthday coming up and she will love this card.  I did get thew layout idea from Narelle Farrugia at Love her work!!!
I hope your Thursday is a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Express Yourself and Secret Garden
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper:  Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate and Eastern Elegance DSP
Secret Garden framelit dies, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, aqua painter, Beautifully Baroque emboss folder

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Always and Forever

I finally purchased a set for weddings.  I have had three in last 5 months I needed a card for.  I knew I would love this image in the This Day Forward set embossed. Looks more stunning in person. 
Hope your Wednesday is wonderful and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: This Day Forward
 Paper: Crumb Cake, Brushed Gold, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: VersaMark
Gold Emboss powder, Pistachio Pudding ruffle ribbon

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Hedgehog Christmas

I have been trying to find time to play with the new Best Of Snow set and color up the hedgehog/snowman!  I started with coloring the pair the way I wanted and then playing off those colors.  Still have Baked Brown Sugar/Real Red/Gumball Green on my mind. Really like the snowflake that came with this set!  
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Best of Snow and More Merry Meassges
Paper: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Gumball Green
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Deco Label framelits dies

Monday, December 2, 2013

PP174 Evergreen Challenge

The Paper Players Challenge this week: Evergreen.  I wanted to make a card with this tree in gold because I have made several in silver.  I started to go gold and red but then thought blue and gold can live together, too!  Used some retired DSP and sponged in gold for a shiny but also softer effect on the Island Indigo.  
Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Special Season
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Festival of Prints(retired)
Ink: Island Indigo and Encore Gold
Pearls, Oval framelits dies, Apothecary Accents framelits dies

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snowflake Banner In Purple

Another banner day...or Happy December!  I love Christmas cards and projects but looking forward to some spring stuff real soon.  I think because I start designing Christmas cards/projects in July, I get itchy by now for new things!  I have enjoyed these snowflakes and thankful there were dies to match!  I plan to use these for many years!  I do love this in purple!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and start to your December!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Paper: Whisper White, Sliver Glimmer paper, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Rhinestone, Star punch, Wisteria Wonder twine, Frosted Finishes embellishment, 7/8" scallop circle punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, 1" circle punch,Festive Flurry framelits dies, Vintage Faceted button, Silver ribbon

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Snowflake Banner In Blue

My stamp club made this banner a week or so ago.  I made mine in blue and then another one in my favorite color purple(post tomorrow).  Others used red and green which I was surprised those colors looked great since I do not think of them when I think of snowflakes.  I hope you can see the details in this.  It is hard to get a good photo.  

A few close ups.  Love all the blues and the glitter paper!  
Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: O Holy Night and Festive Flurry
Paper: Silver Glimmer paper, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo
Rhinestone, white twine, Vintage Faceted button, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Star punch, Festive Flurry framelits dies, Silver ribbon

Friday, November 29, 2013

FMS114 Sketched Happy Birthday!

Great Sketched and I would have loved to make something with snowflakes but I am done with Christmas cards for now.  I need more birthday!  So I started with this Sketched Birthday set and then thought of great bright colors like Coastal and Strawberry together.  It came together quick and hopefully my sweet 15 year friend will like it very much!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Friday! 

Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe and In Color DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, Black Black, Sahara Sand and Black StaZon.
Deco Label framelits dies, Bitty Banners framelits dies, Circle framelits dies, Vintage faceted buttons, white twine  

Thursday, November 28, 2013

PPA181 You're The Best!

Cool sketch from Nicole Watts this week!  I decided I would get some help from my designer paper for this one!  It really turned out well and then I thought I would stay with the modern feel, so I choose this stamp set and I thought it turned out rather cool or groovy or at least interesting to look at!
I really hope you and yours have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving!
Thanks for stopping by with that second piece of pie!

Stamp Set: Hello, Lovely
Paper: Smoky Slate textured card stock, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Lots o' hand cutting!!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Season of Style This & That Journal!

I keep pretty intense records from every Christmas.  I do not know if I am alone in this but I can go back to my daughter's first Christmas and tell you what we did, what I bought that year for gifts, decor, etc. and what gifts we received.  This will be her 19th Christmas, so you can see I have a large notebook full of info.  Well this year I decide to start recording some things in my This and That journal.  I decorated the cover with the help of SU! Season Of Style Designer Journal Tags.  These were a gift from my friend Patti and made this task easy.  You can purchase sticker for inside and my fav sticker on my calendar is for Cyber Monday (this year Dec. 2nd).  It just says Cyber Monday then a check box for Pants and a check box for No Pants.  I checked no pants for that day!!  Really I will be at the gym (with pants on) and then gearing up for my annual tags class on Tues.  Thought I would share as we have only 4 more weeks until Christmas so planning is key!!!!    
Hope you are ready for a wonder Thanksgiving Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Candy Wrapper Box

This past week at Stamp Club we made a hanging snowflake banner (photos to come) and these cute Envelope Punch Board Candy Wrapper Boxes.  The idea is from Connie Collins at  Love this idea and her directions!  It can be made in many different sizes.  The one above is using 4 1/2" x 6" designer paper.  There is some scoring and then punching with the Envelope Punch Board.  You can fill with candy like I did or other treats/toys.  I made a band that wraps all the way around and is stamped with the O Holy Night set.  Real easy to do! A tag or other decorative item like a snowflake could be made to decorate the box.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope your Tuesday is great!

Stamp Set: O Holy Night
Paper: Whisper White, retired paper stack designer paper
Ink: Island Indigo, and Soft Sky
Envelope Punch Board, Score Board, Early Espresso ribbon

Monday, November 25, 2013

PP173 Snowflake Card

Love The Paper Players challenge with a shape.  I happen to be looking at my Festive Flurry dies when I finished reading what the challenge was so knew I was going for a snowflake shape!  Love all the blue shades together with silver this year so stuck with those combos.  Finally got to use some my new silver foil.  I will probably enclose this card in with a gift for a teacher.  
Hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry and Christmas Messages
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Silver foil
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
rhinestone, Festive Flurry framelits dies