Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mother's Day in So Saffron

My fearless leader aka Mary Fish posted for the Pals to challenge themselves to use a color they never use or almost never touch!  I knew right away that color for me was So Saffron.  Nothing wrong with the color but never use unless it is in a color challenge.  So today I pulled out my one piece of card stock and decided to go all Saffron (and Whisper White)!  Sending this to my step mom!
Enjoy your Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something Lacy background stamp, Petal Potpourri, and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron
Medallion Flower punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, pearl, Whisper White organza ribbon, Banner punch

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Mr.& Mrs.

I grabbed my Chalk Talk set to use since it is retiring and wanted to use again before I sell it.  I was looking on Pinterest for inspiration when I ran across a card by Julie Davison  at she had made as a wedding card and then remembered I need one of those for May.  Really like how simple this is because this particular couple will love it!
I hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Label Love and Chalk Talk (both retiring with 2014-2015 annual catalog)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Chalk Talk framelits dies, Beautifully Baroque emboss folder, Artisan Label punch,  (all retiring with 2014-2015 annual catalog), Bitty Banners framelits dies

2014-2015 Annual catalog retiring sale now through June 2nd. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trust In The Lord

I felt like a little more Stippled Blossoms in purple!
Such a quick card that looks so WOW!
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Trust God and Stippled Blossoms(retiring in June)
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive

Monday, April 27, 2015

PP242 Yay Birthday!

Fun with DSP should be the name of this card.  I have lots of the Birthday Bash DSP so glad to use it!  Join the sketch challenge over at The Paper Players and have some fun!
Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: BYOP and Balloon Bash
Paper: Birthday Bash DSP, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
candy dots, Banner punch, Oval framelits dies  

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This Too Shall Pass

I made this card for my mom who is looking at knee probably sooner than later.  She has so damage to one knee.  I know she likes this saying so I looked up Melon Mambo color combos on my color coach and choose these since I already had a Melon Mambo Labels framelits die cut.  Love me some Elegant Eggplant anytime! Yes, these framelits and this set are retiring now with the end of the 2014-2015 catalog on June 2nd!  Get them while you can and at a discount price!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp set: From My Heart
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Markers:Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive
Label framelits die

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Gold Soiree Hello

I cased this card after seeing it on a video by SU! I wanted to show the Hello Darling set and the Gold Soiree Specialty DSP that are retiring with this 2014-2015 catalog.  The catalog offically retires on June 2nd but these items are available now at a discount while supplies last. 
You can shop on my store anytime
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Hello Darling
  Paper: Gold Soiree DSP, Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Garden Green, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding markers
Calypso Coral twine, rhinestone

Friday, April 24, 2015

FMS183 Postage Due

Great Sketch by Linda C this week over at Freshly Made Sketches...check it out and play along!

Love this set but did not use it as much as I should have.  I hope you are getting some good deals with the SU! retired list discounts!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Postage Due (retiring with 2014-2015 catalog)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, and Naturals White
Ink: Island Indigo, Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Postage punch, linen thread 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PPA249 Congrats Grad!

I designed this card in mind for upcoming grads.  I will have several more to make in the next month. I added a gift card "pocket" to the top of the inside of card for a gift card or money. I usually do not do one color on a card but I love this DSP and the patterns looked so crisp with just being Navy and White!
I hope you will head over and join us this week with this great sketch. 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: BYOP, Celebrate Today
Paper: Birthday Bash, Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Gift Card envelope thinlit die, Circle and Deco framelits dies

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

By The Seashore Retiring

Out of the many stamp sets SU! is retiring starting now through June 2nd, this stamp set got a big sigh from me!  I really love this set though I did not grab for it as much as I should have!  I designed this after pulling my retiring sets because I wanted to play one more time! The modern label punch on the bottom of card in Calypso Coral is also retiring.  I used to use it a lot back not so much lately. 
I hope you have wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Crazy About You, By The Seashore
Paper: Maritime DSP, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Naturals White, Smoky Slate (textured)
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, and Calypso Coral
candy dots, Modern label punch, Word Window punch

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Everything Will Be Ok

I need to say "I wish I had not waited so long to buy this die!"  I love the effect and how easy it is to use when you use the Transfer Adhesive sheets and a piece of wax paper.  This card is for my mom who has has had much pain in her knee lately and not sure what to do.  I hope you have a wonderful week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Really Good Greetings
Paper: Gold Soiree DSP, Early Espresso. Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso and Gold
Striped Scallop thinlit die, Label and Deco Label framelits dies

Monday, April 20, 2015

PP241 Clean and Simple Swallowtail

I sponged three purples on the butterfly stamp and then sprayed with water before stamping on watercolor paper.  I then sprayed more water on the paper.  The water color effect did not show up great in photo but I like how clean and simple it turned out.
Have a lovely Monday!

Stamp sets: Swallowtail, Good Greetings
Paper: Watercolor paper, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Go Grad!

I was asked by a friend to make for her a grad card for her daughter graduating next month.  She asked for yellows and greens and I ran across this paper I have been hoarding for some time.  I thought it worked great.  I even made a custom envelope for it.  The card measures 5" square.  All the products are vintage. I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hope For Mom

Hi, I was making a few simple cards for my mother's stash.  She likes to send out cards but loves that her friends then call her about receiving a handmade card and she gets to brag about me.  Pretty sure it is the only time this happens! I am adding these and several others to my Mother's Day package heading out in a few weeks.
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp set: Blooming With Kindness
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Best Year Ever DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride and Stazon Black
Circle framelits dies, White taffeta ribbon (vintage)

Friday, April 17, 2015

FMS182 Floral Enough

Great Sketch especially to show off some Designer Series Paper!  Just happens to be one of my favorite things about getting a new catalog (anytime of the year).  I want to see the new paper and the great color combos and patterns!  I just have to wait a few more weeks and I get the sneak peak of the new SU! 2015-2016 annual catalog!
The two yellow panels on the each side of the flower pattern from Painted Petals suite is the other side of the DSP.  The pattern is a watercolor effect with Daffodil Delight but not really matching the Daffodil Delight card stock I used under the sentiment! I went with it anyway!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something To Say, Lovely Amazing You
Paper: Painted Petals DSP, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
rhinestones, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Circle and Apothecary Accents framelits dies 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PPA248 Love You

A little like the sketch.  I used a clear block to stamp Baked Brown Sugar as the center background.  I cut a heart shape and layered on top and then a strip of washi tape and then the Bitty banner with Love You from Itty Bitty Banners stamp set. I stamped the Something Lacy background in Lost Lagoon on Lagoon card stock.  A small, quick and sweet card!
Please play along with the sketch over at
Have a blessed Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Something Lacy, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
All Is Calm designer series washi tape, Bitty Banners framelits dies, Clear Block D, Heart framelits dies  

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Accordion Card Holders In Watercolor DSP

These are the accordion card holders I made for my April card class this week.  My guests took their cards home in these.  But the cool part is one can place a few dividers inside to organize their cards.  They can organize by type like Thanks You and Thinking of You, etc...
Anyway, they are easy and fun to make and these were quite colorful. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PP240 Daydream Of You

I like these colors together but to use them is not a challenge for me.  So I added, for myself, to use a set I have not used in a very long time.  Right away Daydream Medallions came to mind and I cased a little from the King.  Yes, Brian King at  He used different colors and sentiment but main layout was the inspiration!
Go ahead and play with these colors before they retire in the next month!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree and daydream Medallions
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding
Banner punch, rhinestones

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hello Painted Petals

I cased a great card from Debra Currier over at 
Love the simplness and the paper piercing, too!  I changed a little on card stock, sentiment (thinking of my mom) and colors.  I hope you have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Painted Petals
Paper: Naturals White, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss
Oval Framlits dies, Paper piercing templete and tool, Blackberry Bliss button and Linen thread 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Hats Off Father!

Here is my Father's Day card for class this week!  I wanted lots of the Chevron stamped background to show and love the hats!  I saw a card by Ann Schach at that used these colors together for a masculine card with this same stamp set and really loved the combo!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Guy Greetings, Chevron background
Paper: Naturals White, Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
Ink: baked Brown Sugar, Real Red
Chevron emboss folder, Twine from a tag a bag accessory kit, Banner framelits dies

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Here is my Mother's day card for this next week's card class. I did a little casing from Jan Tink over at 
I love the spray of flowers and each person's will look different when they stamp in class!  can't wait to see them!
I will have the Father's day card posting tomorrow.  I will be going oout of the country for most of May so no class but want people to have a Father's Day card on hand!
Have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Petals and Something to Celebrate (retired)
Paper: Soft Sky, Naturals White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pacific Point
White tea lace doily, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Lovely Lace emboss folder, Gift card envelope thinlits die for the banner

Friday, April 10, 2015

FMS181 Thinking Of You With Blossoms and Last Day Free Shipping Offer!

Last day for free shipping with SU! place an order at

I started this great sketch challenge with DSP.  I still lots of the Stacked With Love DSP from the Occasions catty.  I bought two packs because I love the black/white paper.  Next I decided on flowers that were easy to hand cut but would have grabbed for my Real Red but on the back of one of the DSP I had cut was the light Coral so went with Calypso Coral flowers which still pop!
I used the vintage Little leaves die with Wild Wasabi card stock for leaves and this card came together fast!
I hope you will play along over at
 Have a Wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Stippled Blossoms, Sheltering Tree
Paper: Basic Black, Stacked With Love DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral
Little leaves die (vintage), pearls, Banner punch

Thursday, April 9, 2015

PPA247 Love Butterflies!


Yes, I finally got to use some of my Artisan Embellishment kit from the 2015 Occasions Catalog!  But more importantly, this card is so purple!  
Actually, going with the Sahara Sand did soften it down. But I knew I just had to work the Sahara Sand lace trim in so there we go!
I hope you will jump over to and join in this color challenge with my favorite colors!
Enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Hello Life, Butterfly Basics
Paper: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant
Sahara Sand lace trim, Pearls and Blackberry Bliss trim from Artisan Embellishment kit, Butterfly thinlits dies  

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Butterfly in Strawberry Slush!

 This is card #3 for card class next week! Using some elements from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the dies.  I like the added vellum look here to stamp a sentiment on but still see the beautiful butterfly die cut!  I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, Vellum
Ink: Black StaZon, Crumb Cake, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry
Basic Black twine, Banner framelits dies, Butterfly thinlits die, 2014-2016 in color button in Mossy Meadow. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

PP 239 Celebrate Today!

This is the second card for April card class next week (first was a card I posted on March 23rd for a sketch challenge).
Pull out your Big Shot and play along over at The 
  I always try to have a card that we do some heat embossing on.  I saw a card by a fellow Pretty Pal and demo, Sherrie Gross at emboss right on the balloons so I had been waiting to do that for a class card!
It does not show well here but the flakes of gold in the DSP really stand out with the other items embossed in gold on this card. 
I hope you have a Fab Tuesday and thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp set: Celebrate Today
Paper: Birthday Bash DSP, Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Gold emboss powder, Balloon framelits dies, Bermuda Bay twine

Monday, April 6, 2015

Free Shipping and Floral Watercoloring

Starts Today!  

  • Get FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • All order types qualify (customer, demonstrator, workshop, online)
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.
  • Submit orders by:
    • Phone: Friday, April 10, 2015; 6:50 pm (MT)
    • OEX: Friday, April 10, 2015; 11:50 pm (MT)

I felt like doing some watercoloring this weekend!  I had the Melon Mambo frame already cut from a card class last month sitting on my desk so I thought these flowers would look great in Mambo and I was right.  Mambo is so rich a color it works well to make anything pop!  I added a little Daffodil Delight to center of large flower and colored the stems with Wild Wasabi.  This is stamped with Black StaZon ink on watercolor paper.  
Enjoy your Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Paper: watercolor paper, Naturals White, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo
Ink: Black StaZon, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Honeycomb emboss folder, Oval and Deco Label framelits dies, Wild Wasabi cotton twine, aqua painter

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

Just sharing a sweet berry basket today!  I hope you have a wonderful and blessed Easter!
Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Blushing Bride, Pool Party
Artisan embellishment kit(rose and Blackberry Bliss trim)
Sahara Sand lace trim Berry Basket die and Butterfly thinlits die

Saturday, April 4, 2015


Copied this treat bag right out of the 2015 Occasions catty on page 12.  I thought it would be perfect for one of my best friend's birthday gift.  I colored the stamp image in Mossy Meadow and Bermuda Bay markers and stamped.  Then inked up the middle of the stamp in Calypso Coral so I could stamp and cut the "just for you" out and pop it up on dimensionals!
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Bash
Paper: Whisper White and Birthday Bash DSP and Best Year Ever DSP
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral
Banners framelits die, Mini Treat Bag thinlits die, Calypso Coral Pompom Trim