Sunday, July 31, 2016

Brighter Days With Weather Together Bundle!

I did a little casing from Valarie Moody at
for my first card for August card class.
 I wanted to use the umbrella set and matching dies but there are so many
things you can do with these products together. I loved the gray and red so had to 
do the cloud with the gray behind!
I love how I could stamp the clouds on the top white piece 
and the cut them out with the die 
and pop them up on the card for 4 clouds!  So cool and simple!
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Weather Together
Ink: Real Red, Archival Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray and Real Red
Umbrella Weather framelits dies

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Swap Card For Gathering Of Greatness Chicago!

Well, this card was not an easy task...I just could not make it fast or simple!
I guess when I have to make 40 of something I think intricate!
I knew I wanted a fall card and mix both new and existing product.
I used the Woodland folder to emboss the background with a little
Tip Top Taupe sponged on. I also used the leaves with dies. Love them!
I watercolored the bird on watercolor paper. I washed him over with So Saffron, 
then some Tangerine Tango.  I added both Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso. 
Since I was heat embossing one leaf with Copper emboss powder, I added a little
copper to the wings of my bird.
I used Cherry Cobbler on Cajun Craze card stock 
and Garden Green on Old Olive card stock. 
The copper leaf is stamped and heated on Very Vanilla.
The vanilla seemed a little bright so I washed some Crumb cake ink over it.
I told you there was loads happening here!
It just did not need any sentiment! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and 
thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Best Birds
Ink: Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe, VersaMark,
Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Achival Basic Black,
So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso
Leaflets framelits dies, Birds & Blooms thinlits dies,
Woodland emboss folder, Aqua painter, Copper emboss powder,
heat tool.

Friday, July 29, 2016

For You Jackie!

Happy Happy 60th Birthday to my friend, Jackie Roberts!
I was able to hand deliver this to her on Wednesday this week (the day after her birthday)!

I cut out the flower top in Dapper Denim and then in watercolor paper.
I watercolored the second in Dapper Denim.
  I then washed it over with Wink of Stella for a little shine!  
I layered the two together and of course, added several pearls!
After cutting the stem in Old Olive. I tried several DSP for the background.
Decided to give this one a shot from Serene Scenery. Love it!
I added some burlap ribbon to give some natural look.
I stamped a sentiment right on the DSP.
This card is a 5" square.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed weekend!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Dapper Denim
Paper: Dapper Denim, Watercolor, Serene Scenery DSP,
Crumb Cake, Old Olive
pearls, aqua painter, Beautiful Branches thinlits dies, 
Burlap ribbon

Thursday, July 28, 2016

PPA311 For You With Sweet Flowers!

I started with the cute smallest jar and added sweet blue flowers
popped up on top.  Love the pinch of pink ! 
I decided to use one of my many note cards and covered it with 
the lovely polka dots from Neutrals DSP. 
I embossed the circle with the Brick Wall emboss folder and added my sweet jar. 
I hope you can join the soft color challenge from my friend, Lynn Hoyt.
Head over to for more inspiration from my color team!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jar of Love
Paper: Note card, Neutrals DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate
Circle framelits dies, Brick Wall emboss folder,
Everyday Jars framelits dies

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank You Branches!

I cased a card from the talented Cindy Schuster
It is a simple card but looks so sweet.
I stamped Old Olive on Old Olive card stock and cut out with the die. 
I thought I was cutting Soft Suede from a scrap for the trunk but I think it was actually
a scrap of the retired Baked Brown Sugar.
 I wrapped a little Old Olive twine around the sentiment banner.
I hope your Wednesday is wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Old Olive, Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, 
Baked Brown Sugar (retired), Pool Party
Old Olive twine, Beautiful Branches thinlits dies

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GDP046 Ahoy, Ombre!

I wanted a chance to play around with the Irresistibly Floral paper.
It is all white but has designs white embossed on it for coloring.
I used a sponge roller to apply my three colors of blue
 for an ombre effect. I stamped and cut out the anchor
 (thought too tricky to fussy cut) and the I did cut out the sentiment
to layer over it.
I added a few fish at top with some "bubble" rhinestones.
This special paper does have some great designs and will play more soon.
I hope you can play along with this great sketch challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing Tuesday!

Stamp set; Seaside Shore
Paper: Irresistibly Floral DSP, Whisper White,
 and Tempting Turquoise  
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, and Soft Sky
Layering Circle framelits dies, rhinestones, Sponge roller

Monday, July 25, 2016

PP305 You're In My Thoughts

I started with the copper enriched DSP called Affectionately Yours
Specialty DSP.  I also knew I wanted to do my sentiment in Copper emboss powder.
I love the size and font from the You're In My Thoughts from the
new set Thoughtful Branches.  This set will be available for customers August 2nd.
The set and dies are soooo worth it!
Now if you do not have copper is hopefully an item in the
2016 Holiday make your own!
I stamped an image that is a little bit solid but has some texture to it from the
Jar of Love stamp set in VersaMark on my Crumb Cake card stock.
 I heat embossed with Copper powder on to make a banner for my sketch.
The other banner is Mint Maracon.
I finished the card with a bit of Night of Navy solid twine.
I hope you can play along and be creative with this sketch.  head over to

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Monday!

Stamp sets: Thoughtful Branches, Jar of Love
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron,
Watermelon Wonder, Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP
Circle framelits, Night of Navy solid twine,
Copper emboss powder, heat tool

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Navy & White Birthday For Cheri

Happy Happy Birthday Cheri Henderson!

I started with the DSP.  It is so hard to cut this one, too!
Love this paper and the Night of Navy and White together.
I layered two prints together and then cut out the Flourish
to layer on top.  After I was done, I really was not happy
with the flourish on top of the dots but left it alone and 
decided the flip and put sentiment on the top.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Circle of Spring
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy and Floral Boutique DSP
Flourish thinlits dies, Circle framlits dies, 
1 1/4" scallop circle punch

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Seaside Suite

Playing with my fav suite!
I started with the DSP..picked two of many prints I like.
I ran the seaside emboss folder on Mint Macaron card stock.
I stamped the fish and hand snipped them. 
Then I stamped the sentiment and cut with the circle framelits.
Finished it up with some Calypso Coral thick twine I had 
already cut from class a few weeks ago.
I love this DSP and it is hard to cut into it!
I hope you can be inspired with this great suite and
thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Seaside Shore
Ink: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim
Paper: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla,
By The Sore DSP
Calypso Coral thick twine,Circle framelits dies, 
Seaside emboss folder

Friday, July 22, 2016

FMS246 Just A Note With Texture!

I started with my fav set..Touches of Texture! 
 I watercolored the flowers and stem/leaves, 
 then cut out with the Lots of Labels dies. 
I added texture with stamping to background
 then added the Cucumber Crush doily. 
A quick sentiment from Picture Perfect set finishes the card. 
Hope you can join the 
challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Touches of Texture, Picture Perfect
Ink: Dapper Denim, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Whisper White, 2016-2018 in color DSP in Dapper Denim
2015-2017 in color doilies in Cucumber Crush
Lots of Labels framelits dies

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PPA310 Fiesta!

I did not use all circles but the placement is there from the sketch!
Really fun sketch from Maggie Mata at

I made this card special for one of my small group girls turning 18
next week!
I stamped the HB sentiment inside along with the llama.  
Who does not love a llama?  I forgot to photograph it...sorry!

I think the yellow circle looks the the moon or sun
...whichever is more festive!
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Head over to play along at


Stamp set: Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo
Paper: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, 
Festive Birthday DSP, Emerald Envy
Festive emboss folder, Fiesta Time framelits dies,
 Melon Mambo thick twine, 2 1/2" circle punch

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Thankful For Flourishes!

Just playing around with the reverse cut in Wisteria Wonder.  
I layered some Neutral DSP in Basic Gray.  I thought the 
writing would be interesting behind the flourish!
I stamped the sentiment from Good Greetings.
Really fast card for fun!
Have a great Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Good Greetings
Paper: Basic Gray, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White,
Neutral DSP in Basic Gray
Ink: Archival Basic Gray
Flourish thinlits dies

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

GDP045 Shelter From The Storm

Great color combo!  I started with the Smoky Slate underneath the 
top Whisper White knowing I would die cut to show the gray clouds!
I used those same clouds to pop up on the card front.  I stamped the rain in 
Smoky and the sentiment in Melon Mambo.  
I looooove the umbrella with these polka dots...Melon Mambo dots!
I die cut this from the wonderful Pop of Pink DSP!
I hope you can play along with this week's color challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Tuesday!

Stamp set: Weather Together
Ink: Melon Mambo, Archival Basic Black,
Smoky Slate
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Smoky Slate,
Pop Of Pink Specialty DSP
Umbrella Weather framlits dies

Monday, July 18, 2016

PP304 Watercolor Grapes

Funny that I had watercolored these grapes playing around on Saturday
and then I wake up yesterday to see that the challenge for was watercoloring!  
So I cut them out with the Layering Ovals, then gave them more layers for stacked look!
I used the Timeless Textures set for some textured interest
 on the background of Old Olive cards stock. 
Always love Old Olive and Elegant Eggplant together!
Hope you can play along this week!

Close up:

Hope you can play along this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Timeless Textures and Tuscan Vineyard
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, 
Watercolor paper, Perfect Plum
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum
Layering Ovals framelits, aqua painter

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Amanda Stamps!

Isn't this cute? 
 My daughter, Amanda, was playing with some of my new
 and retired products last week.
  I wanted to show off her stamping today!
Her stamping beside me makes me smile!
Thanks for stopping by today....have a blessed Sunday!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

It's A Good Day!

I had designed this background for something else that did not work.
  I had set it aside and then saw it this week and decided to color another bird 
and branch for a sweet card!
I stamped the background in Mint Macaron.  
I watercolored the bird in Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, and Calypso Coral. 
I hope you have a lovely Saturday and weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Best Birds
Ink: Island Indigo, Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, 
So Saffron, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Birds & Blooms thinlts dies

Friday, July 15, 2016

FMS245 Thank You Fresh Fruit

I started with a 5 1/2" square card...
yes, I like square cards but do not use enough!
This is my first time using this stamp set called Fresh Fruit.
I love the strawberries but since I am a Georgia Peach, I had to use the peaches. 
I masked the bottom one and to stamp the second one.
I stamped the dots from the stamp and used a few retired candy dots on the stripes.
I do love the matching DSP!
Hope you can play along with this great sketch challenge this week
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Fresh Fruit
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Fruit Stand DSP, Tanerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach,
Whisper White
Lot of Labels framelits dies, Candy dots (vintage),
 Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon  

Thursday, July 14, 2016

PPA309 Love & Hugs

I tried to resist this set and matching dies but I caved!
This is my first time playing with them.  
I love hearts and decided to design with them this week when I 
saw this color challenge.
I was envisioning just the swirly hearts but then tried the cut outs inside and liked!
My daughter picked out words for a simple card!
Play long with the color challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sunshine Sayings 
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum and Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum and Sahara Sand
Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies, In color enamel dots

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

GDP044 Made Of Wonderful

Love Steffi's the gold, the nature look and I love anything "grunged"!
I decided to case her card with the neutral card stock and gold and brown colors!
I heat embossed in gold the sentiment, the flowers and the top dragonfly. 
I love the ribbon, too! 
Fun card to design!
Play along with the case the designer challenge
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Wednesday!

Stamp sets: Touches of Texture and Picture Perfect
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, VersaMark
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Gold emboss powder, heat tool, 1/4" Natural Trim in Gold, Banner punch 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Happy 21st Birthday Amanda!

Happy Happy 21st Birthday to my first born baby girl, Amanda!

My daughter loves Turquoise 
and she loved this stamp set with the llama as soon as she saw it in the new catty!  
So I wanted to stamp her a very festive card with that llama
and the whole Birthday Fiesta suite!
Loved picking out what elements to stamp and cut for this card!  
Will enjoy making more cards with this suite in future!
I hope you have a festive day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Crumb Cake, Festive Birthday DSP
Layering Ovals framelits dies, Fiesta Time framelits,
rhinestones, Festive embossing folder, Banner framelits dies

Monday, July 11, 2016

PP303 Hello From Us!

I wanted to play with these dies...mostly because I was curious
with what those birds thinlits looked like!
  I had not seen them used yet.
I tried several ways for the birds
 to fit on the reg card size and this was best. 
 I used the Seaside emboss folder 
because I think it looks like wood of a tree trunk. 
I also think the birds to look like they were sitting on effect!
Go over and play along with

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Island Indigo and Sweet Sugarplum
Paper: Island Indigo, Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron,
Very Vanilla, Playful Palette DSP
Linen thread, Birds & Blooms thinlits dies, Seaside emboss folder

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Hello Fish!

Still playing with leftover pieces from card class this past week!
I decided I needed another cute fish card.  I stamped the water 
with Dapper denim but stamped off once to make lighter.
I like the twine stamp around the jar, too!
Hope have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jar of Love
Ink: Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White,
 2016-2018 In Color DSP in Peekaboo Peach
Everyday Jars framelits dies

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Ahoy, There-More Fish!

I had some left over pieces already cut from my card class
this week, so I played around with the Seaside Shore set again!
I hand cut the angel fish and the Ahoy, There banner.
I hope you have a lovely Saturday and
 thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Seaside Shore
Ink: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Coral Calypso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim
Calypso Coral thick twine, Circle framelits dies