Wednesday, August 31, 2016

GDP051 Thank You Vineyard!

The grapes seemed like a great choice especially since 
I really like the Tuscan Vineyard set and look for ways to use it!
I water colored the grapes in wild Wasabi and Tip Top Taupe on water color paper.
I layered them with circles and I used another stamp in that set
 to give some interest for the background along with the sentiment
from Rose Wonder.
I also pulled some pieces from the burlap ribbon to add across.
I hope you can play along with this yummy theme challenge
over at

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely Wednesday! 

Stamp sets: Tuscan Vineyard, Rose Wonder
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Wild Wasabi, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Tip Top Taupe, watercolor paper
Burlap ribbon, Layering Circles framelits dies, aqua painter

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

PP310 Acorny Thankful

I wanted to play with the Acorny Thank You set and some more Moroccan  DSP.
I think they went well together!
  I stamped lightly in Soft Suede for the bottom of the acorns.
 Love the mix of colors for tops.  
I added the Kraft rope trim which looks 
great in person. 
Hope you can play along with the sketch challenge 
over at

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Acorny thank You
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Moroccan DSP, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Kraft rope trim, Banner framelits dies
, Bitty Banners framelits dies (vintage)
Acorn Builder punch, Emerald Envy enamels shapes

Monday, August 29, 2016

Fall Inspired Branches

I have been wanting use the baby wipe technique with the 
Thoughtful Branches trees above for a while so finally pulled it out!
I used a baby wipe to drop three colors of ink and then used as ink pad. 
I love this set and it is only available a few more days- 
August 31st is deadline to order this versatile set!
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Monday!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches and Best Birds
Ink: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, and Cajun Craze
Paper: Moroccan DSP, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Burlap ribbon

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Thinking Of You!

I created this card also as part the design team at
Not much to do here but use the wonderful Serene Scenery DSP and heat emboss!
I layered DSP on two card stocks and then heat embossed the sentiment 
from a host set called Time of Year.  
It was really that simple...let the DSP do the work for you!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Time of Year
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Serene Scenery DSP
White emboss powder, heat tool

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Fabuluous Foil For You!

I created this card for a design team over at
I used my fav Elegant Eggplant as a base and layers some Fabuluous Foil Acetate 
with the beautiful scallops over it. 
 Then all I did was cut a shape from gold foil paper 
and add a quick sentiment over the die.
Under the die is a circle of Elegant Eggplant. 
Hope this inspires you to use the fancy foil on 
your next project!  Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Circle of Spring
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Fabuluous Foil Acetate, Gold Foil,
Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White
Flourish Thinlits dies, 3/4" and 1 3/4" circle punches

Friday, August 26, 2016

FMS251 Thoughts & Prayers

Great sketch for this week over at
I started with the brick wall stamp from Ghoulish Grunge as the background.  
I stamped over layering some to make look a little vintage. I stamped the 
sentiment from the Rose Wonder set and was about to add to another circle when 
my eye caught a left over leaf laying on my desk...say that fast!!!
It gave it a kind of fall look with some interest.
I hope you can play along this week, too. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Rose Wonder and Ghoulish Grunge
Ink: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Burlap ribbon, Leaflets framelits dies, Layering Circle
framelits dies

Thursday, August 25, 2016

PPA315 Blessed Leaves!

I have been wanting to use these wonderful leaves on the background of a card
for a while and when I saw these colors together, it seemed the perfect combo!
I used the leaves from the Thoughtful Branches set.
  I told you there was so much you could do with this set!
It is available now through next Wednesday the 31 st of August!
The sentiment here is from the loved Paisleys & Posies stamp set
 in the new holiday catalog that starts on September 1st, 2016.  
You will fall in love with that bundle of stamps and matching dies!
I like using the Layering Ovals which fit well with this sentiment!
Added some Old Olive twine and it was done!
Please head over today to to play
along with this great color challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches and Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Old Olive
Paper: Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Old Olive twine, Layering Ovals framelits dies

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GDP050 Thankful Paisley Petals

Love the chance to show off DSP esp this great
paisley/floral design.  It was hard to cut the houndstooth print I must admit!
I love it so much and was so happy there are two colors of it in this pack. 
I like the mix of the prints on the Rich Razzleberry card stock.
I then stamped part of the sentiment on a small banner piece.  
I added a little flower like piece with leaves using the matching dies to finish it off!
Very sweet card and I hope you can play with this great sketch challenge 
over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Petals & Pasileys DSP
Paisley framelits dies, rhinestone

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Thank You Fall Light

Love the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and matching dies!
This is the last week to buy them. 
 They could return in a future publication but we are not guaranteed!
The set/dies are available through August 31st. They are so versatile- one can stamp
flowers, leaves, trees, Christmas, Spring, Fall, Winter scenes!  I can go on and on!  
Here I choose to do a Fall scene.  Fall is my fav season!  
You have no idea how fast this card was to make!
I cut out a circle with a die.  Layered over the Very Vanilla card stock.
Sponged with sponge daubers inside the mask I created. 
First, Cajun Craze, then a little Crushed Curry,
and last Always Artichoke. I removed the mask and stamp in black 
the trees. Added the Thank you sentiment from
 the same set and placed on top of a piece of Always Artichoke card stock
ran through the Big Shot with the Seaside emboss folder.
The folder makes me think of waves and tree bark, too!
So quick and easy and I love it each time I look a little more!
Check back because I will have more of this set this week!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke,
Archival Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Circle framelits dies, Sponge daubers, Seaside emboss folder

Monday, August 22, 2016

Merry Monday Starlight!

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I decided to play in Lori's Link Up for the summer going on 
now until August 31st. 
We could use any previous challenge and I picked 
use Blue, Gold and White on a Christmas card. 
When I saw this challenge, I could only think of the new 
Star Of Light set I have been wanting to ink up!  Love the matching dies, too!
I used gold foil to cut a star and layered with white 
over it with another detailed die cut star. 
Hope you have a Merry Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Star Of Light
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Gold foil
Starlight thinlits dies, rhinestone colored with a blendability marker (vintage)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Serene Hope

I designed this card for design team also. 
No stamping, wow!
I used the Serene Scenery DSP paper stack for the beautiful background.
I cut the hope sentiment from the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies.
 I used my banner dies for layering
 and love the touch of gold foil playing off the sunshine in the print.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Gold Foil,
Serene Scenery DSP
Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies, Banner framelits dies

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Love You Fancy Foil Acetate!

I designed this for design team. I used the silver side of the 
Fancy Foil Acetate and cut it with the banner dies. I layered a Sweet Sugar plum butterfly
over and added a little bling with a string of silver sequins. I finished with a banner
sentiment from Bloomin' Love stamp set.
Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Fancy Foil Acetate, Whisper White,
Sweet Sugarplum
Silver sequins, Butterfly thinlits dies, Banner framelits dies

Friday, August 19, 2016

FMS250 Fiesta Thank You!

I needed more thank you cards in my stash so I used the
sentiment from Fresh Fruit.
I have been hoarding this floral print from Fiesta Birthday DSP
and finally decided to cut into it!
I stamped my cute llama in Early Espresso ink on Soft Suede card stock.
I snipped out a piece of the same DSP for his blanket!
Try to play along with this great sketch
 over at
I hope you have an exciting weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Birthday Fiesta, Fresh Fruit
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White (thick),
Fiesta Birthday DSP
Melon Mambo thick twine
Fiesta Time framelits dies

Thursday, August 18, 2016

PPA314 Merry Christmas Wishes!

More SU! 2016 Holiday Sneak Peak!
When I saw this sketch, all I could think of was a tree in the middle and
a sentiment across the middle of the tree.
I pulled my new stamp set from the SU! 2016 Holiday catalog called Santa's Sleigh.
I did a quick watercolor and you can tell!
I stamped the deer in Chocolate Chip and then colored in Soft Suede.
 I used the dies that match the set to cut some stars in Crushed Curry.
I did a different layout with the DSP.
  I wanted it to show up more so I offset the DSP and the top stamped layer.
The DSP is some awesome prints in a paper stack called Warmth & Cheer.
Many plaids in that paper stack I am looking forward to using!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and play along now over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Santa's Sleigh
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Garden Green,
Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Crushed Curry,
Warmth & Cheer DSP paper stack
Santa's Sleigh thinlits dies

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Soft Sympathy Card

I was asked to make a quick sympathy card for several people to sign for a friend
who loss her son suddenly last week. 
I started with a 5" sq card base in thick Whisper White.
I added Smoky Slate card stock and then cut Soft Sky
 with the Flourish die twice.  I used the Layering Circle dies for Whisper White.
Soft Sky and Blushing Bride on bottom.
I wanted to keep it simple and soft. 
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Smoky Slate
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate
Flourish thinlits dies, Layering Circle framelits dies

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

GDP049 Brighter and More Beautiful!

This color combo can work for so many things!
  I like it and it makes me fell happy! 
The Paisley & Posies stamp set with matching dies from the SU! 2016 Holiday
catalog also makes me happy so I paired them together for a cute note card!
The set has a few beautifully scripted sentiments and lots of elements/images!
I have been wanting to color this flower since I got it. I used my aqua painter
 to watercolor the flowers changing up the order of color in the middle.
I hope you are able to play along with the color challenge over at this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp set: Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White and note card
Paisley framelits dies, aqua painter

Monday, August 15, 2016

PP308 Hello Umbrella Weather!

When I saw these colors for the color challenge, I immediately thought of the 
umbrellas "blowing around" on the card! 
I stamped the same colors on their matching card stock. 
I stamped the Hello from O, Happy Days card kit stamp set.
I think it is clean and simple but bright colors especially
with the Basic Black.
I hope you can play along with the color challenge over at

Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Weather Together and O, Happy Days
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point,
Real Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Archival Basic Black
Umbrella Weather framelits dies

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Made Of Wonderful

This is another card I designed for the
design team.  I am featuring the wonderful Serene Scenery DSP.
I picked three prints I thought would work well together and look "beachy" or natural.
The base is Island Indigo and then the three DSP prints
 layer around to form a cool background.  I stamped the starfish in crumb cake
and cut out with a circle framelits. 
 Added a favorite sentiment from the same set called Picture Perfect. 
Then a little gold ribbon behind gives some shine!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Picture Perfect
Ink: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Serene Scenery DSP,
Whisper White
Gold ribbon, Layering Circle framelits dies

Saturday, August 13, 2016

It's A Good Day!

I designed this cute treat bag for
design team. Lisa Pretto, one of  uplines, sent me some of this yummy
Fancy Foil Acetate to design some projects.  One side is gold and the other is silver. 
I love the Kraft paper here with the gold.  The doily in Watermelon Wonder
 gives just the right amount of color!
The cute sentiment is from the Best Birds set.  It has great images
 but love the sentiments/fonts in this set.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Best Birds
Paper: Kraft, Gold Foil, Whisper White
Fancy Foil Acetate 
Ink: Versmark 
Gold emboss powder, Gold ribbon, 
Gift Bag punch board, In color doilies,
Layering Circle framelits dies

Friday, August 12, 2016

More With Peaches!

I had some leftover pieces from my card class this week so I 
played around with different embossing folders and the stripe side of DSP
with other sentiments to created more cards with Fresh Fruit suite
for my card stash!
I used the Love You More and flowers from the Fresh Fruit stamp set with 
the Sparkle emboss folder.
I also used from I'm Here For You set the Hang In There.  
One of my guest on Tuesday night at class picked this sentiment
because the peaches do hang in the trees. 
 So fun! I used the Seaside emboss folder on it.
Last, I used a Hello from O, Happy Day card kit and the Softly Falling 
emboss folder.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Fresh Fruit, O, Happy Day, I'm Here For You
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Fruit Stand DSP,
Whisper White
Sparkle, Seaside and Softly Falling emboss folders
Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon, Lots of Labels framelits dies

Thursday, August 11, 2016

PPA313 Blessed Paisleys & Posies!

My first time playing with a new stamp set in the 
2016 SU! Holiday catalog.  As a SU! demonstration, 
we get the privilege of being able to pre order
before a new catalog starts!  My number one was this bundle
called Paisleys & Posies.  I only used the stamp set here 
but it does have matching framelits dies. 
Hope you can play around with these great colors and then
head over to to submit your
 entry to play along with the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp set: Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Peekaboo Peach, and Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, 
Peekaboo Peach, Tip Top Taupe
In Color enamel shapes, In Color doilies 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hope Tags for Bags!

I bought these gift bags at the dollar store in purple!
You know purple makes me happy!
I decided to make tags for the bags using the the retired
designer paper that I colored with sponge rollers
in an ombre effect.  I used Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum,
and Pink Pirouette. 
I added die cuts from Sunshine Wishes
 and tied with some retired white ribbon.
My August class members used these this week to carry their cards home.
I hope you have a wonderful week..thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

GDP048 With Sympathy!

I love Tanja's card including the great balloons!
I was drawn to the colors which made me think of flowers.
I grabbed my fav set-Touches of Textures for flowers and
I have been wanting to use the lace looking stamp to make a background
so I stamped in Soft Sky on Soft Sky. I added a piece of Serene Scenery DSP
with the Old Olive dots for an extra appearance of texture.
I needed a sympathy car the other day and did not have one in my stash
so I thought this was the perfect card for that sentiment.
I hope you can play along with casing the designer
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have blessed Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Touches of Texture, Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Archival Basic Black,
Old Olive, Soft Sky
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Serene Scenery DSP
Aqua painter

Monday, August 8, 2016

PP307 I'm Here For You

I thought since I was using a small image, I would do
a note card size 3.5" x 5" base.  I never use this cute latern from
my beloved From Land To Sea stamp set. But wanted it to "shine" on
this card. The sentiment from Here For You seemed appropriate.
I added some masculine stripes from By The Shore DSP and Calypso
Coral thick twine to finish it off.
I hope can play along with this bright challenge!
Head over to

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Stamp sets: From Land to Sea and Here For You
Ink: Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry marker
Paper: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Banner punch, Layering Ovals, Calypso Coral thick twine

Sunday, August 7, 2016

FMS248 Thank You Vintage Leaves!

As soon as I saw the sketch challenge, I thought of these leaves!
Love the Vintage Leaves and matching dies!
I will play with them a lot this fall!
I started with a piece of Perfect Plum card stock and stamped in
Elegant Eggplant.  The I stamped Garden Green on a piece
of Old Olive card stock, cut out with dies and went looking for a sentiment.
I had a left over banner stamped in black from the Pop Of Paradise
stamp set I had used on a previous project.
I laid it on and liked the way it looked so stamped
it in Cajun Craze on Crumb cake and snipped it out!
I kept it simple and used a background paper from the
Serene Scenery DSP for a natural look!
I hope you can play along with the great sketch challenge 
over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Vintage Leaves and Pop Of Paradise
Paper: Crumb Cake, Serene Scenery DSP,
Perfect Plum, Old Olive
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Cajun Craze
Leaflets framelits dies

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Touches Of Textures For Fall

My fifth card for class this month. 
This is my fav set in the 2016-2017 SU! annual catalog. 
I love the different textured images to stamp.
I also love the extra texture with the burlap ribbon. 
I think this card can be for any occasion so I did not
use a sentiment on the front; however, you could stamp one on the inside.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend 
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Touches of Texture
Paper: Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, 
Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink: Dapper Denim, Early Espresso, Delightful Dijon,
Cucumber Crush
Burlap ribbon, linen thread

Friday, August 5, 2016

GDP047 Always Nautical!

My daughter loves anchors!
 When she heard me mention the theme
for this week's challenge at GDP, she wanted to help make a card
with, of course, an anchor!
It was mostly her ideas and design and I helped cut.
It was a great joint effort!
I think it looks very sharp and clean and simple!
I hope you can play along at this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Time of Year, Seaside Shore
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze,
Very Vanilla
Ink: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Layering Circle framelits dies, Bunch of Banners framelits dies
Night of Navy twine

Thursday, August 4, 2016

PPA312 Affectionately Yours!

I started this card with the DSP and grabbed my colors from that!
Love how the DSP or Designer Series Paper gives us the color combo
without much to think about!
I had my in color doilies out along with the Thoughtful Branches
stamp set so it was so easy to do this sketch challenge right away!
I kept it real simple but added a little bit of pearls to top for more interest!
I hope you can play along with my friend Linda's sketch challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Thursday!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White,
Affectionately Yours DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Night of Navy twine, In Color doily in Watermelon Wonder,
Layering Circles framelits dies, pearls

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

You're In My Thoughts!

This is my fourth card for August classes.
  I love this bundle-stamp set and dies called
Thoughtful Branches and only available for purchase this month.
Hoping it will be in the spring catty!

I stamped the leaves in Emerald Envy on then same color card stock.
The tree trunk is cut from Tip Top Taupe and that is the card base also.
I like my bird in Cherry Cobbler so continued with that color for sentiment
(one of my fav fonts)!
I hope you have  a blessed Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Emerald Envy
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White,
Emerald Envy
Beautiful Branches thinlits dies