Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Mister!

I was going for a masculine feel with this birthday card.  One of my club members is having a card class in October and wanted a few masculine cards.  She also likes this woodgrain stamp from Truly Grateful so started with that and used some colors from the Sweater Weather DSP.
Hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Truly Grateful and Label Love
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, and Sweater Weather DSP 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Soft Sky
Label punch, Stylish Stripes emboss folder, 1 3/4" circle punch

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wisteria Wonder Birthday

I made this card for a name game entry with my stampin' Pals.  We needed to design a card that uses a SU! product that starts with the same letter as our first name.  I knew right away I would use Wisteria Wonder ink and Window framelits dies.  However, I went to my color coach for a color combo idea and did not expect to match up Wisteria Wonder with Sahara Sand and Soft Sky.   I do like the softness of the card.  I will have to remember this color combo for spring!
Have a Wisteria Wonderful Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched and Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Sweater Weather DSP
Ink:Wisteria Wonder and Sahara Sand
White organza ribbon, bitty butterfly punch, pearls,window framelits dies,

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Thank you from a Friend

I received this thank you card from my friend Jen.  I love this butterfly background stamp and so glad it is still part of our current catalog.  I believe she sponged color on and then spritzed it with water before stamping. Much more beautiful in person.  Love the matching envelope liner, too!
Have a wonderful weekend!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 27, 2013

FMS105 Elegant Birthday

I made this card for a friend's birthday this weekend.  Good timing for the sketch.  I love this DSP and since I will be hand delivering this card, I knew I could go bold with the flower.  My card measures 4" squareand I punched the DSP with a non-SU! 2" scallop punch.  
Have the best Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Banner Greetings
Paper: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White and Eastern Elegance DSP.
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Blossom Punch, 2" scallop punch (not SU!)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

PPA173 Merry Little Christmas

Great Sketch from Pals Paper Arts this week!  I am still adding to my Christmas card stash so everything from now until December will be Christmas themed except a few birthdays coming soon!  Again because i had scraps of Modern Medley laying on my desk, I instantly knew my color combo.  Real Red just seemed to fit with the Merry!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great Thursday!

Stamp Set: Merry Little Christmas
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Real Red, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red
Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Basic Black ribbon, Word Window punch

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Greetings of the Season

Another blast from the past!  Designed this card for a Christmas card class last year.  I like the tone on tone with the Marina Mist especially when embossed.  The sentiment is embossed in Early Espresso embossing powder. Both sets are current carry-overs. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes and Greetings of the Season
Paper: Whisper White and Marina Mist
Ink: VersaMark and Early Espresso
Pearls, Marina Mist Seam Binding ribbon, Early Espresso emboss powder, Vintage Wallpaper emboss folder

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Wahoo!  Paper Pumpkin For September

I have enjoyed the My Paper Pumpkin subscription so far.  September was my 7th month receiving them. This card displays all the items from the kit except I used "love you" sentiment from Express Yourself   instead of the "You did it!" that came in the kit.  I plan to mail this one to my college girl soon!
The colors here are Midnight Muse, Old Olive, Cajan Craze, Whisper White and Crumb Cake.

Hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Peace On Earth 

I received my World Map background stamp on Friday and got to play with it this weekend.  I knew I wanted to do a multi-color background and then emboss with black emboss powder.  I choose a few blues and a crumb cake and really like how it turned out. I dragged the ink pads over the white cardstock and overlapped the colors.  I add a noted Christmas sentiment to it and plan to send to my brother as his Christmas card this year!  Going to try several colors over next week and see what color combo I like best with this great background stamp!
Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: World Map and Clam Christmas
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, and Soft Sky
Ink: VersaMark, Soft Sky, Marina Mist and Crumb Cake
Black Emboss powder

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Grateful Label Flip Card

I learned some great tips for making and using the flip card from Mandi Swanson's video.  
I really like the Label Thinlit Card Dies but have not used a lot.  I like this size and learned how to cut the DSP panel at same time as card.  I also like the room inside to to write a message or stamp a sentiment. This card measures 4" x 4 1/4".  WE are going to make this card in stamp club this week as well.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

Stamp Set: Truly Grateful
Paper: Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Label Thinlit Framelits dies, Label Framelits dies, large oval and scallop oval punches, and 1 3/8" and 1 1/2" circle punches

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Envelope Punch Board gift card holder

I viewed a video of this great gift card holder from Jackie Topa.  Not only does it use the new envelope punch board which is really versatile but the inside liner pulls up when you open it making it a little unique.
We are making this gift card holder at stamp club this next week.  I made this one for my step-mother's birthday in October.  I plan to enclose a Macy's gift card in there.  
This would be really easy to make for Christmas or other holidays coming up soon!
It looks like a match book and measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4" when closed.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Betsy's Blossoms, Perfectly Penned and Bring on the Cake
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Floral District DSP (retired)
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, and Baja Breeze
Envelope Punch Board

Friday, September 20, 2013

FMS104  Silent Night

This card looks so rich in person.  I used Smoky Slate ink for the background tree but I stamped off once before stamping on white banner.  
Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Happy Friday!

Stamp set: Evergreen
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate textured card stock, Midnight Muse
Ink: Smoky Slate and Midnight Muse
Silver Ribbon

Thursday, September 19, 2013

PPA172 Warmth & Wonder

Another Paper Pals Art Sketch Challenge this week.  I like these challenges when they come along since sketches are my weakness.  Scraps of DSP on my desk this week made this an easy color combo to use.  I really like this sentiment and I like it paired with deer stamp.  
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Warmth & Wonder
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White and Season Of Style DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

4 x 4 Thank You

I made this quick thank you card measuring 4" squared this weekend for a customer who purchased a retired stamp set from me.  SU! square punches make it so easy to stamp and then punch a cute card real fast.  Easy color combo from one of our DSP collections, Sweater Weather.
Enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Occasions set from Convention 2012
Paper: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip
1 " Square punch and postage stamp punch

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Perfect Day

Another card I designed earlier this summer for card class.  It was my first card I made with the new Mosaic trio-stamp set, punch and embossing folder.  As I am seeing this card again, I realize I have not really used this set in several months.  There have been so many new products and stamp sets to play with since new catalog and then right behind that was the Holiday catalog.  I have been in fall and then Christmas card mode for a while now.  I think I will have to play with these again soon! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Stamp Sets: Mosaic Madness and From My Heart
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding
Rhinestones, Labels Framelits dies, Modern Mosaic emboss folder,Mosaic punch

Monday, September 16, 2013

And its all really good!

This was my first Sunburst or Starburst technique card earlier this summer.  I wanted to make this card in stamp club and immediately thought of this bright and colorful DSP to use.  
I like the saying "its all really good".  So glad SU! thought to include it in a stamp set!
Enjoy your Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzlelberry, Summer Starfruit, and Sycamore Street DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Circle and scallop punches, Pool Party button, White twine, Summer Starfruit ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots emboss folder

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Grateful for Falling Leaves

A throwback Sunday!  I made this card last fall.  It was my first attempt at the triple time technique which I love to do.  I also love this set and the colors!  I do feel grateful for all that I have esp. my stamping friends and the Pals which are my stamping family!  Also very thankful I joined SU! over two years ago.  They are such a wonderful company..I knew this as a customer but have been blown away by how they care for their demos and employees! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

Stamp set: Gently Falling and Small Script
Paper: Soft Suede and Naturals White
Ink: Pear Pizzazza, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Pool Party

Saturday, September 14, 2013

FMS103 Ornament Trio

I look forward to the sketches from Freshly Made Sketches each week.  I am good with colors but not great when comes to layouts so I am happy when the sketch or layout is provided and I can just create from there.  I first tried this card with two ornaments but it just did not look right.  Then I remembered the words of my friend Brian King from Stamp With Brian.."Everything is better in threes!" So I did a redo and he is right..three was the thing I needed to balance the card!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes and More Merry Messages
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper white, and Season Of Style DSP
Ink: Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler
Cherry Twine and corner rounder--Envelope Punch Board

Friday, September 13, 2013

Christmas Greetings

My last card from this week's Christmas card class.  I cased the idea of the window framelits die from fellow Pal, Susan Itell at  I love the way the sponged embossed card stock turned out and the Ornament Keepsakes set is always a classic set.  

Thanks for stopping and hope you have a great Friday!

Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes and Warmth & Wonder
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede and Early Espresso
Rhinestones, 1" circle punch, Window Framelits dies, Pretty Print Emboss folder 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

PPA171 The Perfect Blend

Ppa 171 reminder

I enjoyed these colors esp. when I knew I had several DSP to chose from. But what was so cool was using a stamp I received this summer in a My Paper Pumpkin kit on the banner and the cup design to make my own DSP in the color I wanted.  
Hope you have a perfect Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Perfect Blend and Hello to You (zig zag stamp)
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla and Etcetera DSP
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Calypso Coral
Deco Label Framelit dies, 1 1/2 circle punch

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Joyful Envelope Box

I have card classes once a month at my house and I make something or decorate a bag for my customers to take home their cards. This month we start Christmas card classes and I wanted to make something with a Christmas theme.  I decided to play around with the new Envelope Punch Board shown below:


I made an envelope measuring 6" x 7" and then I scored it on three sides an inch in to make it a box to hold the 10 cards and envelopes they will take home from class.  You can make 66 different sizes using the measurements on the punch board.  It even has a corner rounded built in on the top. Great value at $19.95 (item # 133774).

Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Joyful Christmas

Another Christmas card from this week's Christmas card class.  I was not sure I would  like this poinsettia when I saw it in the new holiday catalog.  But when I saw someone emboss it on color card stock, I knew I would really like it and I did love embossing it on the Cherry Cobbler.  I was quick to snip out the poinsettia and I colored the pearls with the my Baked Brown Sugar marker.
Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets:  Joyful Christmas and More Merry Messages
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, and Season of Style DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Versa Mark
Pearls, Baked Brown Sugar marker, Copper emboss powder (retired)  

Monday, September 9, 2013

Thank you from a friend

I received a card and matching envelope from my friend and Convention 2013 roomie, Pam Morris and it was so fun I thought I would share.  The two things I really like about this card is first the layout which is one I do not usually think about doing.  The other is that she used DSP that is for the holidays on a regular (non-holiday) card!   Very clever!  Loved the matching envelope, too!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful Monday!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Special Season Christmas Greetings 

I am sharing another card from my Christmas card class scheduled for next week.  I really liked how the tree looked in Old Olive but did not want to do the same old pairing with Cherry Cobbler (even though I really like those colors together and use them often).  I chose to use Raspberry Ripple which really made the Olive pop and I will use this combo again.  
Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Special Season and More Merry Messages
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple and Old Olive
Oval Accent Bigz Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits dies, Essentials paper piercing pack, pearls,Lacy Brocade emboss folder 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Very Special Birthday Card

This is a special card for a special friend.  My friend Jen and I have been stamping together for around 9 years and I would not trade the time together for anything!  I really am truly grateful she is in this world or should I say my world.  Very blessed to have such a good friend and someone to share my hobby with at the same time!  
This gate fold card measures 6"x6" and was fun to make despite the many elements that went into making it.  
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk and Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Smoky Slate textured card stock, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana card stock and Eastern Elegance DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana
Large Oval punch, Oval Framelits dies, Chalk Talk Framelits dies,Label Framelits dies, lace doilies, pearls, white taffeta ribbon, Coastal cabana ribbon, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch

Friday, September 6, 2013

FMS102 Happy Big Day

I really like this sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Very Easy and I needed to make more birthday cards so it fell into place quick.  
Have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Chalk Talk
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla and Modern Medley DSP
Ink: Basic Black marker, Bermuda Bay
Rhinestones, Chalk Talk framelits dies, Basic Black chevron ribbon

Thursday, September 5, 2013

PPA170 At The Zoo

Playing the PPA is fun but this color challenge was well....a real challenge!  I usually do not have two dark colors like Midnight Muse and Early Espresso paired together.  Crushed Curry is not a very dark color but not so light either.  I stared at my stamp sets for a while and then I thought about how the giraffe in Zoo Review could be colored with Crushed Curry and Espresso.  I went on from there.  I hope my giraffe friend here makes your day!
Thank you for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Zoo Review and A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry and Whisper White card stock and Eastern Elegance DSP 
Ink: Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry markers
Misnight Muse ribbon, Crushed Curry candy dots, and  Oval Framelits dies  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Christmas Cheer

I had plan to make a card with this layout.  Then I saw a card on my upline's blog, Mary Fish at  and wanted to case!  I changed the sentiment and ornament used.  Very thankful to have many talented people to whom I can find inspiration from.
Enjoy your Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Christmas Messages and Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Season of Style DSP, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive card stock
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, and Old Olive
Holiday Ornaments framelits dies, 2", 1 3/4", 3/4" circle punches, Perfect Polka Dots emboss folder, Cherry Cobbler twine and pearls

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Snowflake Soiree in Triple Time

I am getting ready for my Christmas card classes next week and decided to design one card with the triple time stamping technique.  Very easy to make but gives a wow effect!  I love snowflakes and this set is so elegant!  Enjoy!
Have a wonder Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Snowflake Soiree and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink: Silver, Marina Mist and Midnight Muse

Monday, September 2, 2013

Num-Num gift card holder

I saw these cute gift card holders on Becky's Blog, Inking Idaho, and wanted to make one for my daughter.  I choose the Num-Num sentiment from Oh, Goodie! because I plan to insert a Starbuck's gift card in there and send it off to her at college!  I have spent the holiday weekend cleaning my house and putting out my fall decor.  So I naturally went for my Sweater Weather DSP as fall was on my mind.  Holder measures 4" x 3".
Enjoy!   Happy labor day!

Stamp Sets: Oh, Goodie! and Truly Grateful
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, and Naturals White card stock and Sweater Weather DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip and  Tangerine Tango
1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Early Espresso ribbon

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fun fold card

When I saw a fun Easel card on LeeAnn Greff's blog, Flowerbug Inkspot, I really wanted to make one!  My favorite color is purple and it is weird but I usually do not make any cards in purple.  So I pulled out Elegant Eggplant card stock and then grabbed my color coach to tell me a combo.  I think the hard part was deciding what stamp set to use.  I like how it turned out!
Have a wonderful Sunday and First day of September!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: World Treasures and Simply Sketched
Paper: Elegant Eggplant , Blushing Bride, Whisper White and Summer Starfruit card stock and Soho Subway DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant , Blushing Bride, Summer Starfruit, and Pear Pizzazz markers
Rhinestones, large oval punch, circle framelits dies, oval scallop punch, Fancy Fan emboss folder, 2 1/2 scallop punch