Monday, February 29, 2016

Thank You With The Botanical Suite!

Happy Leap Day!

This is a card I put together quickly to send out to a friend. 
 It was quick since I have made a very similar card for class
 early this month and I had an extra white piece already cut. 
I love the sentiment from You're So lovely stamp set...will use this one a lot!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday/Leap Day
 and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Botanical Blooms and You're So Lovely
Ink: Mossy Meadow and Archival Basic Black
Paper: Botanical Gardens DSP, Cajun Craze, Whisper White, Old Olive,
Hello Honey, Basic Black
Botanical Builder framelits dies

Sunday, February 28, 2016

You're Just The Sweetest!

Last card for class this week!  I decided to go fruit-y with some fruit slices.
 I stamped in three bright colors and punched them simple!
I love the little seeds you can stamp on the slices...look so real don't they?
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Apple Of My Eye
Paper: Crumb cake, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
1 3/4" circle punch, Calypso Coral twine

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Global I'm Lost!

This is the 4th card for class this coming week. 
 I used one of many great sentiments from the Going Global
 and several other words/sentiments can be used for this card.  
I love the World Traveler emboss folder!  
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Going Places DSP
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Banner punch, linen thread, 2" circle punch, World Traveler emboss folder

Friday, February 26, 2016

FMS Hope You Are Feeling Special!

I thought about my English Garden DSP right away since I had just used it.
 From there I had my colors and then grabbed the Garden In Bloom set to match.
I forget to use my Tags and Labels dies....should pull them out more often!  Added a little bling with the sparkling pool party ribbon!
  Hope you have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Garden In Bloom
Paper: English Garden DSP, Whisper White, Night of navy, Pool Party
Ink: Night of Navy and Pool Party
Tags & Labels framelits dies, Pool Party Glitter ribbon

Thursday, February 25, 2016

PPA289 It's A Good Day!

I sat a very long time thinking over this color combo...getting nowhere!
  I finally decided to go through my stamp sets
 and for some reason this set-Happy Home-jumped out and said, "use me!"
I inked the set with markers
 and stamped the images separately
 and then only had to add a little line to connect the two scenes together.
This will be off to my mom tomorrow!  
She is prepping for knee replacement and I want to encourage her!
I hope you have a good day, too!
Thanks for stopping by
and head over to join the color challenge at

Stamp set: Happy Home
Ink: Blushing Bride, Night Of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Tip Top Taupe (all markers)
Paper: Night Of Navy, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Love Blossoms DSP
1" circle punch

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

GDP024 You Are So Kind

My Card...using my new light box:

 Sending out loads of thank yous this week!
When I saw this card my first thought was "I love that paper!"
 English Garden has been my fav since it hit the catalog last year!
 So I knew the designer paper would be used and a butterfly.
  I pulled those out and went from there.
I love Michelle's layout too and will use it soon on another card!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you can play along at

Stamp set: Watercolor Wings
Paper: English Garden DSP, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink: Night Of Navy
Night Of Navy seam binding ribbon, washi punch, Butterfly thinlits dies,
 Circle framelits dies, rhinestones

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thank You Rose Garden!

This is the third card for my classes next week.  They will stamp the image in black ink and then watercolor with Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi and then lay the black die cut on top for the bold look.  I added some paint splashes with the Timeless Textures stamp set.  This can be a thank you, birthday, sympathy, thinking of you, etc...card! Love those kind!  I hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Archival Basic Black
Rose Garden framelits dies

Monday, February 22, 2016

PP283 Happy Birthday Watercolor Balloons!

I did some casing from Sandi MacIver at
Love the softness of this set! 
 I stamped the balloons in Watermelon Wonder
 and clouds in Pool Party but stamped off once!
This is the second card for class next week! 
 Should be fun to stamp and punch!
Play along at 
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Mint Maracon, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Birthday Bouquet DSP, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Balloon Bouquet punch

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Blessings of Easter!

Hello,  Yes! time to think about Easter! March 27th, 2016 will come out!
 I wish there were more Easter stamp sets in the spring catalog 
but I do love this sentiment in the Suite Sayings stamp set.
  It also gave me a chance to be creative having no image.
  I went to my flowers tamp sets with matching punches. 
 I, of course, went with purples for this sweet card!
  I hope the guest will enjoy this card in my classes next week!
Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Suite Sayings, Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Lovely Lace emboss folder, Whisper White 5/8" Organza ribbon,
pearls, Lots of Labels framelits dies, Pansy and Petite Petals punches 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Tea-riffic Thank you!

Sending this card out as a thank you to a friend for a birthday gift! 
 Will have many of those going out this week!  So blessed!
I hope you have a tea-riffic weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A  Nice Cuppa
Paper: Have a Cuppa DSP, Whisper White -thick for base and regular, Melon Mambo
Ink: melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder
Cups & Kettle framelits dies, White baker's twine, It's My Party enamel dots

Friday, February 19, 2016

FMS224 Thank You!

I need more thank yous to send out so I knew this sketch would have that sentiment.  I have not used this great free stamp set from SAB nearly enough!  I went with Eggplant and Wisteria because I love purple and it is my birthday today so I knew I need lots of purple!
Head over and play along with this simple sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: SAB-What I Love
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive
Paper: Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder

Thursday, February 18, 2016

PPA288 Thanks Botanicals!

No it is not your eyes....this card does look a little muted
 because I layered the Botanicals vellum over 
some of the Botanical Garden DSP. 
 I decided to lay on the thick Whisper White card base to keep it clean and light. 
 Some of these colors in the DSP can be very dark.
  I need to use more of this vellum so that is how
 I started and then with these awesome dies it is easy
 to add flowers/leaves and make it great!
I hope you can play along with this great sketch
 and thanks for stopping by!
Head over the to join in the fun! 

Stamp set: Suite Sayings
Ink: Cajun Craze, Archival basic Black
Paper: Thick Whisper White for base,
 Botanical Gradens DSP,  Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Old Olive,
 Basic Black, Whisper White, Mint Macaron
rhinestone, Botanical Builder thinlits dies, 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PP282 Enjoy!

I decided to take the Master of Mattings' (aka Brian King)
 approach and let the DSP work for me! 
I stamped the sentiment from Enjoy The Little Things right onto the DSP.  
Added a little bling and all done!
Play along with the color challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Enjoy The Little Things
Paper: Cherry On Top DSP, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Tangerine Tango
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches, rhinestones

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

GDP023 Balloon Bunch For You!

Fun card my friend Michaelle helped me design
 and it was sent out today to my birthday twin, Savannah!
 Our birthdays are this Friday the 19th! 
While punching the balloons out from scraps, 
I notice a scrap of Mint Macaron embossed with the Confetti emboss folder. 
 Had to add it to the bunch!
Love the coordinating DSP and twine, too!
Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Sahara Sand, Archival Basic Black
Paper: It's My Party DSP, Basic Black, Mint Maracon, 
Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Confetti emboss folder, Balloon Bouquet punch, Baker's Twine combo pack

Monday, February 15, 2016

Peek-A-Boo To Someone New!

I do not need baby card often once about every two years or so.
  I was suppose to go to a baby shower this past weekend
 but ended up going to a friend's funeral instead. 
 I thought of this layout when I saw the pee-a-boo sentiment
 in the Suite Saying set. 
 Just a few friend peeking out to welcome a new little one.
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Zoo Babies, Suite Sayings
Ink:    Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, 
Basic Gray, Neutrals DSP in Basic Gray
Square punches, Large Dots emboss folder, Washi punch, Banner punch

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine Treat Boxes For My Girls!

I made several of these treat boxes for my Sunday School girls since I was going to see them on Valentine's Day!  I filled them with dark chocolate which is my fav!  I stamped the sentiment from Groovy Love and used the Sweetheart punch.  I used up some of my Love Blossoms DSP by punching many squares with a scallop square punch.  Added a little pink ribbon that is retired to finish them off.
I hope you have a lovely Valentine's Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

FMS223 Happy Bouquet Birthday!

Funny how you center in on one or only a few images in a set.  
I did with this set called Number Of Years in the 2016 Occasions catalog. 
 It has numbers and words which I have used but did not really notice
 for a while the flowers until this past weekend I saw several cards with just the flowers.
  So when I saw the sketch,
 I thought of these flowers and decided to pair with the Birthday Bouquet DSP I love!
I snipped my White Jute ribbon in half width wise
 and layered behind for the the texture it brings!
I hope you have a blessed Valentine's Day weekend and share some love!

Stamp set: Number of Years
Paper: Birthday Bouquet DSP, Whisper White and Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Old Olive, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
Circle framelits dies, 2 1/2" circle punch, banner punch, White Jute ribbon

Friday, February 12, 2016

GDP022 You're Just The Sweetest!

 I decided to pull out a set I received at Onstage in Nov. called Apple Of My Eye.
  I had not used the cherries and needed a quick thank you.
 Some very simple layers and stamping
 with a little bit of Cucumber Crush lace ribbon behind!

I hope you have a wonderful day and have some time
 to play along with the sketch over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Apple Of My Eye
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Cherry Cobbler
Cucumber Crush lace ribbon, 1 3/4" and 2" circle punches, Decorative Dots emboss folder

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PPA287 Bright Botanicals For You!

I was not excited at first when saw the these colors but happen
 to have my Botanical Builder thinlits dies out and got excited to make some "blossoms"!
I started with DSP...I was looking for Old Olive and glad I settled on Farmer's Market plaid!
I also love the sentiment above....I say awesome a lot!
I hope you can play along at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Botanicals For You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Farmers Market DSP
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Banner punch, rhinestones, Botanical Builder thinlits dies

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Paula!

Happy Birthday to my friend and fellow Pal, Paula Butler!  Gave her this card in Phoenix this past weekend but her birthday is today so featuring the card!  Quick and simple with punching those balloons and the colors come together so quick with the DSP to pull from!  
Hope you have a special day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Balloon Celebration
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Watermelon Wonder, and Blushing Bride
Paper: Watermelon WOnder, Whisper White, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Blushing Bride
Washi Punch, Calypso Coral twine(vintage), Balloon Builder punch

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Lost Without You!

Love the colors here!
  I used the Going Places DSP for the circle and the star. 
 I stamped the world and cut out. 
 I used the Baker's Twine combo pack
 in Mint Macaron and Basic Black
 even though I used Pool Party card stock, I liked the contrast!
The washi punch works perfect for the sentiment!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Going Places DSP
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Star and Circle framelits dies, World Traveler emboss folder, 
Baker's twine combo pack, washi punch 

Monday, February 8, 2016

You Amaze Me!

Fun colors for someone who amazes you! 
 I used the Crazy About You set and the matching Hello You thinlits dies. 
 The flower is from the stamp set and punched
 with the 1 3/4" scallop circle. I did a little snipping to the flower slits.
 The leaves are from the Rose Garden thinlits dies.  They are fun on the DSP.  
Hope you have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Crazy About You
Paper: Basic Gray, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, 
Cherry On Top paper stack, Whisper White
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
1 3/4" scallop circle punch, banner punch, 
Rose Garden thinlits dies, White Perfect accents, Hello You thinlits dies

Sunday, February 7, 2016

They Say Its Your Birthday!

Love this swordfish but have not inked him up til now!
He seemed to fit this sentiment! 
 I used some watercolor paper and added some Marina Mist as a wash.  
Added Silver Foil vellum on the Marina Mist
 card stock for a great masculine look.  
I hope you have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps sets: From Land To Sea and Suite Sayings
Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, 
Silver Foil vellum, Basic Black and Watercolor card stock, Silver Foil
Ink: Marina Mist, Stazon Black
Candy dots in Marina Mist, Oval framelits, aqua painter

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Love Without Limits Swap Card

I designed this card for my swap card for an event in Phoenix I am attending this weekend!
I used my 2 fav stamp sets Picture Perfect and Timeless Textures!  Thanks to my friend Michaelle for coming over to help me kick out 28 cards!
I stamped the bird in Wisteria , then Mint for the neck, then Plum and last Blackberry!  I added some twill ribbon in Blackberry Bliss to give some texture behind.  
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Picture Perfect and Timeless Elegance 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron
Ink: Perfect Plum, Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder
Blackberry Bliss twill ribbon 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Goodie Bag For Paula!

I made a quick bag with the new Shine On is a thick heavy weight craft paper.
  I used the Gift Bag Punch Board with a piece cut at 8"x 11"
 and the line for medium bags.
  The punch board is only $20.00.  So worth it! 
 Can make three sizes but as tall as you want. 
My bag is tall but I wanted to make sure what I was putting inside has plenty of room! 
I punched holes in top also with the punch board and tied some
 Cucumber Crush lace ribbon and then added a cute tag I cut 
with the Tags & Labels framelits dies.  
The wood butterfly is from my Watercolor Wishes card kit.
Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp set: Garden In Bloom
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Shine On DSP
Cucumber Crush lace ribbon, rimmed pearl, 
Wooden butterfly from Watercolor Wishes card kit,
Gold trim (vintage), Gift Bag Punch Board, Tags & Labels framelits dies

Thursday, February 4, 2016

PPA286 Just For You Blooms!

A great sketch by the wonderful Linda Callahan!

I actually did this card quickly...even the cutting was fast.
  I tried to add some leaves but it looked too heavy...the simple layered flower was best in the end!
Not much color to the scrap piece of DSP I choose but that is fine...much happening elsewhere!
I hope you can play along for the sketch challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Thursday!

Stamp set: Botanicals For You (SAB), Botanical Blooms
Paper: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, 
Botanical Gardens DSP, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow and Cajun Craze
Botanical Builder thinlits dies, rhinestone

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine Bag For Card Class

Quick look at the bag I DID NOT make for my customers
 to carry their cards home from class this week!
I did buy the bags for 2.00 for 12 bags at Hobby Lobby
 and then decorated them using the Floral Frames dies and some retired DSP.
I then punched a Real Red circle and layered a doily over
 also from some retired product and added a punched
 heart with the sentiment from Going Global stamp set!
Easy and fun to use again!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PP280 Tea-rific Tic-Tac-Toe and GDP021 Color!

You knew I would go with Purple!  But which way????
  I decided on down with Purple, Girly, Ribbon!  I grabbed the A Nice Cuppa bundle of stuff-set, dies, DSP- and went to work.  The suite makes it so easy to make a card quick!
Hopefully you can join the color challenge over at
and the fun tic-tac-toe at
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Have A Cuppa DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Cups & Kettle framelits dies, White doily, 1" circle punch,
 1 1/4" scallop circle punch,
 Wisteria Wonder seam binding ribbon, Circle framelits dies

Monday, February 1, 2016

Valentine for Mom

I made a quick Valentine for my mom so could get
 ready for my husband to drop in mail this weekend while I am out of town.  
Wanted to add some bling then I saw I had a few strips
 of Blushing Bride glimmer paper on my desk.  Perfect touch!
Hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rose Red and Blushing Bride
Ppaer: Love Blossoms DSP, Blushing Bride, Whisper White,
 Blushing Bride glimmer paper
2 1/2" ciecle punch, Large Numbers dies