Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sheltering For You

I really love the look of the tree but it was hard to decided how I wanted to design the card for class.  There were so many colors I have seen used for the tree and leaves but finally decided to heat emboss with Wild Wasabi green. 
I added with one of the dot stamps in the set some Pool Party after the embossing was dry.  I decided to pull out my Top Note die which is not used enough!
I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sheltering Tree
Paper: Baked brown Sugar, Whisper White, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, VersaMark, Chocolate Chip
Baked Brown Sugar
Decoative Dots emboss folder, Painted Petals cotton twine in Whsiper White, Top Note die, Wild Wasabi emboss powder,  

Friday, February 27, 2015

FMS175 Kinda Eclectic Thanks

I have not used Island Indigo (one of my fav SU! colors) in a while so I started with that base and gathered colors from there.  Still love the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and need to use it more often as well!  Maybe for April's card class.  I also needed a few more thank you cards in my stash so decided to pull out a new set I have only used once called Simply Wonderful.  Sale-a-bration(SAB) is still going on and this set is free with a $50.00 order through March 31st, 2015. 
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Simply Wonderful and Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Ink: Island indigo, Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, rhinestones colored with Night of Navy blendie marker, Calypso Coral ribbon from Best Year Ever Accessory pack (SAB)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PPA241 Rejoice

I could not stop coloring these flowers!  Used same colors as yesterday's post and love with the frame look!
I love these words and though might look good cut up and separate!  Thanks for stopping by!
Now head over to and play along!

Stamp set: Indescribable Gift
Paper: Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendie markers: Bronze, Ivory, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Whisper White Organza ribbon, Oval framelits dies

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Indescribable Gift

Card 3 for March card class and our Easter card!  I usually do not use the Melon Mambo color for anything and I have not used my blendie markers in this color until now.  I think them dark and again since I do not usually reach for this color, they have not been on my radar.  However, I reached for them for this card and very happy I did! 

They were the perfect color for what I had envisioned for this card and Easter!
I hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Indescribable Gift
Paper: Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black 
Blendie markers: Bronze, Ivory, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Oval, Labels and Bitty Banners framelits dies
Corner rounder, Jute ribbon 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Stampin' @ Patti's

I spent the day Saturday at my friend and fellow Pretty Pal, Patti's house!  We stamped and went to lunch and then stamped some more!
Jackie, me, Paula, and Patti at the Riverview restaurant in New Smyrna Beach.
Paula drove down from Myrtle Beach, SC to join us!  Thanks to Patti for hosting a great day of fun and fellowship!

Paula is instructing us on making the berry baskets.

Here are Paula's and mine!

We also played with the Tiny Treat boxes on page 5 of the Spring catalog.  You receive 25 of these 2' x 2' x2' boxes for $6.95. We put Hersey kisses in the HB boxes and decorated it with the Balloon Bash set and Birthday Bash DSP. 

This is the box Paula gave me for my birthday with a Yankee Candle votive in it.  Yes, something besides candy does fit in these boxes!  This happens to be one of my fav scents, too!

Finally here ate two cards we made while there.
  We played around with the bow punch I just got last week and liked it on the sketch. 
Hope you have a blessed Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 23, 2015

To A Classic

I knew what DSP I wanted to use but then struggled too long with colors here.  In the end, I am happy with the card! I used a stamp from Chalk Lines to the bottom of the circle because it just needed something else and I like the fit!
I got a finger print on it after I finished but I just said..."oh well!" and took my pic!
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Chalk Lines, Guy Greetings
Paper: Adventure Bound DSP stack, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
Circle framelits dies, Linen thread, Chevron emboss folder     

Sunday, February 22, 2015

#Happy Birthday!

First card for card class for March.  Love the bright colorful elements here!
I also love the little marks on either side of the HB.  They look little splashing/squirting water!  
I hope you enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Bash
Paper: Birthday Bash DSP, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Night of Navy
Bermuda Bay sequins and twine, Chalk Talk framelits dies

Saturday, February 21, 2015

You Are Amazing!

Playing with my Painted Petal set.
I really love the set but need to PPP (practice petal placement)! 
Hope you have a lovely Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss
Very Vanilla vintage button, Silver twine, Circle framelits dies, Honeycomb emboss folder 

Friday, February 20, 2015

FMS174 Blushing Butterfly

Color color combo of Sahara sand, Perfect Plum and Blushing Bride!  I had yet another butterfly already cut from a class last month so started the color combo from there.  I just received this week my jute ribbon.  I really love how it can go with any colors. I decided to leave this without a sentiment on front.  I will probably use it for a thank you card since I need to send several after my birthday! Wow, no ink or stamps!
Thank you for stopping by and Happy Friday to You!

Paper: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Perfect Plum
Large Polka Dots emboss folder, Butterfly thinlits dies, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, jute ribbon, pearls 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

PPA240 Happy Birthday To Me!

Yes, I am a little older today!  Here's a pic of me with my new bag!
I ordered it for my present and when it came I started using it right away....that's how I roll!

When I first saw this sketch, I thought about birthday balloons and wanted to make a card with the Celebrate Today set and three balloons but then realized a friend borrowed that set.  My Best Day Ever set was sitting there unused and calling to me.  Great decision since have matching paper and accessories so card came together quickly!
Love when that happens!
Join in the sketch this week over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Best Day Ever, Crazy About You
Paper: Best Year Ever DSP, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Best Year Ever accessory pack-Crushed Curry button, Calypso Coral twine, rhinestone colored with Coastal Cabana blendie marker, Flower Medallion punch, Circle framelits dies 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Simply Wonderful

I made this card for my mom.  I did a little casing from my friend, Brian King at
He did some blue roses with the Artisan Embellishment kit last month and I have been waiting to try it!
I used one of the two small stencils that come in the kit. I sponged Pink Pirouette then Crisp Cantaloupe and last some Calypso Coral right in the center of each flower.
So easy and clean & simple, too!
Have a lovely Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Simply Wonderful (SAB)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe 
Artisan Embellishment kit 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PP232 Feathered Friend Happiness

Well, I knew what bird and set I would use when saw this challenge!  I decided to add a doily.  I think of it after I assemble a card.  This time i remembered to use my stash of doilies before finishing the card!  I would have sponged it some with ink but had already done so with the newsprint.  The Soft Sky was coming off darker than I wanted but went with it. 
I hope you have a special Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Choose Happiness
Paper: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Deco Label framelits die, 7/8" scallop circle punch, Flower from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Festive Paper piercing templete, paper piercing tool, paper piercing mat, White Lace Tea Paper Doilies, pearl,

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kindness From Nancy

This is a card I received from one of my customers this weekend, Nancy Maurer!  I gave her the Lotus Blossom set as a thank you and for fun!  Was not expecting her to make a card for me!
She did a wonderful job with colors and the embossing.  Really love the color Lost Lagoon with this set!
Have a happy Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wedding Cards

Love these two swap cards I received at leadership a few weeks ago.  I am buying the set next month with the cake!  The DSP called Something Borrowed is beautiful!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday!

For The New Two from Cindy Westerink in MI
Cheers to The New Mrs. & Mrs. from Connie Babbett at

Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's Your Day

Sweet card and surprise inside! I received this card at leadership a few weeks ago for a general swap. I just took it out of the clear envelope it came in to take a photo and inside was a cut two sided book marker!  There was no name but thank you who ever you are for the surprise!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 13, 2015

FMS173 I Made This!

I got a little dizzy when first saw this sketch.  I saw it on my phone and it looked like it was moving.  Weird!  But like the sketch and just happen to have my new set called Balloon Bash sitting on my desk ready to go!
I stamped in Night of Navy on Crushed Curry card stock. Added an arrow for pointing to the "I made this" part of card!
Have a blessed Friday and a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Bash
Paper: night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Arrow from Labels card thinlits die set, Large Polka Dot emboss folder


Thursday, February 12, 2015

PPA239 Thank You Traveler


As soon as saw these colors together, I thought vintage and The open Sea stamp set.  However, I went to pull the set and next to it was the set Traveler and I knew right away what I was going to design.  I am so shocked at how fast this came together from just looking at colors and grabbing a stamp set!  Love when that happens!  Please play along with the color challenge this week over at Pals Paper Arts!

Hope you have a fab Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps Sets: Traveler, Gorgeous Grunge, Something to Say, World Map
Paper: Real Red, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Deco Label and Oval framelits dies, Linen Thread

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pretty In Pink Boxes

I made these Pretty In Pink boxes for my card classes this week to carry their cards home!
Very easy open ended box and holds 10 cards and envelopes.
Happy Wednesday to you! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Crazy About You
Flower Medallion punch, Whisper White organza ribbon, 2 1/2" circle punch, retired DSP, card stock and rhinestones

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

PP231 Chocolate Treat!

I decided to use the color challenge to make a holder for my son's chocolate bar for Valentine's Day!
Yes, I used the mini treat bag thinlits dies and the banner framelits dies. Also used the sentiment from Groovy Love and Back to Black DSP. 
I hope you have wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 9, 2015

FMS172 Amazing

Love this set..mostly for the sentiments!  I do like the flowers and need to practice more on matching them match up with leaves. 
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride, Black Stazon
2 1/2" Circle punch, Deco Label framelits dies

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Happy Balloon Birthday To Frenchie!

Happy Birthday To My Friend Frenchie!

Last Card for card class this week!  There is so much you can do with the new stamp set called Celebrate Today.  It has three dies that coordinate and I choose to make a card with the hot air balloon and the Birthday Bash DSP!   Love the bright colors!  The panels on either side of the balloon are also DSP from the same pack.  
I hope you have a Fun Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Celebrate Today
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Birthday Bash DSP, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Night Of Navy, Bermuda Bay
Bermuda Bay twine, Banner punch, Balloon framelits dies

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Traveler Birthday

I needed to think masculine for a while since I had been playing with so many flower and butterfly sets lately.  This is the fourth card for card class this coming week!  I have been hoarding my Typeset DSP and thought it was time to pull some out.  I did use the lines from Gorgeous grunge to make a background on the Crumb Cake!  Fun to try a new look and will use it again!
I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!  

Stamp set: Traveler, Something to Say, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Window and circle framelits dies, Bitty Banner framelits dies, Word Window punch, Linen Thread,

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

I loved the Petal Potpourri because in the catalog SU! used the lace flower to make a doily effect like I did on this card and I could not wait to try it. I like how the yellow pops with the white and grays.  I used the round dot from the set to make the bottom background. I used the word Sunshine from Crazy About You stamp set which I knew I would get.  But I was not sure about the Hello You thinlits dies they bundled the set with.  But I have seen so many cute things using them that I broke down and glad I did!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a blessed Friday!  
I am off today to Tallahassee to see my college girl for a few days.  I can't wait to hang with her!
Stamp set: Petal potpourri, Crazy About You
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray
Hello You thinlits dies, Flower Medallion punch 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

PPA238 Something Lacy Wishes


My first time playing with the new background stamp called Something Lacy!  Love it!  I stamped on Pink Pirouette with Basic Gray ink. I added two butterflies cut out- one in Rose Red and the other in Basic Gray to give a layered shadow look!
I hope you have a lovely Thursday and join the Pals color challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by here!

Stamp sets: Something Lacy, Butterfly Basics
Paper: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Ink: Basic Gray
Pearls, Pink Pirouette blendie markers to color pearls, Butterfly thinlits dies

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Leadership Highlights

First there was much free giveaways and gifts..some pictured above.  Stamp sets, Project Life and kits, oh my!  Of course below is the great tote we received when we checked in on Thursday the canvas!

But the friends aka Pals so made the leadership conference special.  Very happy to meet new Pals and see some I have not seen for a while.

I have a few general swap card fronts I received at leadership to share...will share more real soon...

Above left was from and the shaker card on right from Susan Nygaard in Sioux falls,  ND

The maly card is from Jean Hall in Gansevoort NY and the flowers on right from Crystal Miller at

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!