Thursday, July 31, 2014

I Am Blue Card Swap Day 2

Wow! Last day of July!  It went fast.  Going out of town for half of it helped!  I have much to do to get ready for classes and such in August!  My daughter will move back to Tallahassee next week which has me feeling blue and excited for her at same time!

I have the last two cards I received from the I Am Blue card swap with Pals in month.
Enjoy your day!


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I Am Blue Swap Cards Day 1

Going on the mission trip this month was amazing!  But there were sacrifices that I had to make.  I was saving money from selling retired sets for 2014 SU! Convention in Salt Lake City happening in July.  I was a week away from registration with much money in hand but God had another plan.  I was asked to serve on the team going to the Dominican Republic and it would be the same week as the convention.  I heard God speak clearly about the mission trip and obeyed!  But my heart was breaking because I was missing convention.  Not for the great goodies and the information and the excitement of starting a new SU! year, but for the incredibly special people I was not to hug and hang with!  My Pretty Pals group is unbelievable and I missed them greatly.  They achieved so many awards this year and I wish I could have been there in person the congratulate them!
However, one Pal who was not going due to health reasons organized a I Am Blue card swap for those not going to convention!   I was happy to play along and I received 5 cards from fellow Pals.  We were asked to make 5 cards/projects with a shade of blue, send to Barbara C. and she sent us some amazing cards!
Here are 3 of the 5 I received:

I hope you have an amazing Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PP206 Happy U Birthday!

Since I had my Moonlight DSP with coordinating colors already out, I decided to use all for The Paper Players sketch challenge!  I knew I wanted to configure my card in portrait mode but spent too much time deciding on the shape of the top.  Should know better to look at my sets first and then it will all come into place!
Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp set: Oh, My Goodies!
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Moonlight DSP
Ink: Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss
Deco Label framelits dies, rhinestones

Monday, July 28, 2014

FMS146 A Hi There!

First card/project in over 18 days!  It was so hard being gone and knowing several new sets and items were sitting unopened in a box that came while I was away.  This is one set I have been enabled to buy by fellow demos like Amy O'Neill and Justin Krieger!  Love the Blackberry Bliss, so started with that color and found scraps of DSP hanging around my cutter and went on from there!
This will be a card I am sending out to my Mom this week!
Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Happy Hooray
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White, and Moonlight DSP stack
Ink: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Sahara Sand
Hexagon, 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches, rhinestone, Medium Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Last Two Weeks

What a whirl wind 2 weeks it has been!  Amanda and I left on July 11th for the Dominican Republic.  We went to minister to the missionaries coming there for a retreat from all over the Americas.  Amanda was working with the 3 year old putting on a Vacation Bible school.  I was doing Bible studies and Activities with the 95 teens hanging with us.  The resort was amazing and the views were breathe taking!

Here is a view from my chair relaxing on the beach:

On Saturday the 12th, we celebrated Amanda's 19th birthday!  We had dinner in the steak restaurant that night.

Sunsets were amazing in pinks and purple! 

Another view of the beach near sunset!

Another highlight was hearing David Platt speaking to the youth and then allowing them to ask questions after! 

Here I am with 3 of my new friends on picture night! 

I had a wonderful week serving a wonder God and was so blessed by ministering to so many incredible people and loved making so many new friends!

Have a blessed Sunday!  I will be back tomorrow with projects!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Amanda's Cupcake Birthday!

My daughter is celebrating her 19th birthday today and she is the reason I bought this stamp set!  She loves cupcakes and peace signs.  I decided to stay with the cupcakes only for this card but when she ships off to college again real soon, she will be receiving other cards using this stamp set!

Happy 19th birthday my girl!  Love you so much!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peace, Love & Cupcakes
Paper: Sweet Taffy DSP, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Square framelits dies, Silver twine, rhinestones,Blendabilities markers to color rhinestones

Thursday, July 10, 2014

PPA211 Butterflies and Sunrays!

I love Blue and Yellow together.  I wanted to do something way different and after I grabbed for this DSP, I knew Butterflies would be involved somehow!
I hope you have the best Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Label Something, Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Sweet Taffy DSP, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night Of Navy
Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, 1" circle, 7/8" and 1 1/4" scallop circle punches, pearls

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Swallowtail Birthday

I made this for a friend's birthday this week.  She loves green and purple separate but especially together!  I painted the butterfly image with stamps from the Work Of Art and Gorgeous Grunge sets.  Makes for some easy coloring!
Enjoy your Wednesday!

Stamp Set: Swallowtail, Someting to Say, Work of Art, and Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum
Bitty Banners franelits dies, rhinestones,

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Oh My Goodies!

These are the bags I decorated with a tag for my card class guest this week! I bought the printed bags at Michael's Craft store and added cute tags using the Oh My Goodies stamp set!  I only thought of food items when bought the stamp set but when I went to make these tags, I realized that their cards they are taking home are goodies, too!

Have a blessed Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 7, 2014

PP203 A Crabby Birthday

I love the beach!  Anyone who knows me knows I love the beach!  I am leaving this week for a mission trip at a beach and then return to go to the beach for vacation!  No, I will not be sick of the sand, water and sun!
When I saw this theme, I thought of shells and blue and such but wanted to do something not in the normal range. I looked at my stamp set and thought of this layout as soon as I saw the little crab.  Love this Sea Street set!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Sea Street and Something to Say
Paper: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Real Red and So Saffron
Modern Label, Large Oval, Word Window, and Banner punches, Banner framelits dies 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy Umpteenth!

So love this color combo!
I wanted to use some of the new DSP-back to Black!  I asked my daughter to help me pick another color and she immediately went to Coastal Cabana!  We both liked the lattice look of this print...looks like summer! I had to get this stamp set for this sentiment!  I have several birthdays coming up of  friends (several males) celebrating a 50th birthday.  I did stamp the sentiment again in Black StaZon and cut out the word umpteenth and popped it on top.
Hope you have a blessed Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Oh, My Goodies
Paper: Back To Black DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Black StaZon, Coastal Cabana
Banner, Heart a Flutter, and Deco Label framelits dies  

Saturday, July 5, 2014

FMS143 Flamingo Made My Day

Love the flamingo stamp set called Flamingo Lingo!  Nice, bright, cheerful colors to make someone smile!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Flamingo Lingo, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Sweet Taffy DSP, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
Tempting Turquoise button, Circle framelits dies, White twine

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

Happy 4th to You and Yours!
Thought I would re-post some recent red, white and blue cards!  I look forward to hanging with friends and grilling today..(the men grilling..not me!)
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

PPA210 Just For You

I was having issues with my Basic Gray ink pad today.  I was not getting a great image when stamped.  I redid this it several times and I either got this or smearing.  I gave up after a while.  It is suppose to look handmade!  Never can they be least for me!
I can say I got inky making this card!  There is where the fun is!
Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Work of Art
Paper: Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Moonlight DSP Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Basic Gray
1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punches, Envelope Punch Board for corner rounder 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

I bought this set because my daughter loves cupcakes and peace signs.  It is very cute and screams to be used with bright colors.  The Sweet Taffy DSP fits that bill.  Using a sketch from last week's FMS. I love that my daughter helped me design this card for my card class next week!
Happy Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peace, Love, & Cupcakes
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sude
Daffodil Delight ribbon, 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/2" circle punches, Decorative Dots emboss folder

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Nantucket Style Birthday

July has finally arrived!
I have been having loads of fun designing with the new decorative masks.  I was inspired by a card from fellow Pal, Michelle Gleeson.  She used Night of Navy card stock to make some stripes on her card.  It made me think to use the masks to get these great stripes here.  Very easy to use and clean up.  
Hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: By The Tide, Honeycomb Hello
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy
Stripes Decorative Mask, Banner framelits dies, Banner punch, Cherry Cobbler twine, sponge