Friday, September 30, 2016

FMS256 Give Thanks

Simple card for this simple sketch today.
I love how does
 not try to come up with anything complicated. Sometimes 
it is hard enough to decide which set I want to use or colors!
I first pulled this Moroccan DSP to let it shine again on the card!
I just got the new Suite Seasons stamp set with great sentiments
in it and could not wait to ink it up! 
 I used one on yesterday's card and one today!   
I did used markers to ink in three colors. 
Cutting the banner with a die
 and the sentiment as well made it a fast card, too!
Hope you can play along with the sketch challenge.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely weekend!

Stamp set: Suite Seasons
Ink: Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze
Paper: Very Vanilla, Canjun Craze, Moroccan DSP
Emerald Envy ribbon, Banner framelits dies,
 Lots of Labels framelits dies, rhinestones

Thursday, September 29, 2016

PPA320 Merry Everything With Plaid!

I flipped the sketch a bit and used more plaid!  Love the red plaid here!
I inked the Merry Everything in Cherry Cobbler then wiped off the 
little pine boughs underneath and colored them with 
a Garden Green marker. 
The dies are from the Pretty Pines thinlits dies including the Basic Black bow.
I added a Cherry Cobbler baker's twine bow on top for depth!
 Or the fun of it!  Whatever!
I hope you can head over to and play along today!
Thanks for stopping by and have a perfectly plaid Thursday!

Stamp set: Suite Seasons
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White,
Garden Green, Warmth & Cheer DSP paper stack
Pretty Pines thinlits dies, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Merry Monday#215 Thinking Of You In Pink!

Playing along with a great color challenge over at
I inked the ornaments in Blushing Bride 
and then sponged some Melon Mambo around before 
stamping on the Whisper White card stock.
I stamped my sentiment on the Smoky Slate before running the card stock 
through the Big Shot with my Softly Falling emboss folder.
I die cut several of the pine branches in Pear Pizzazz card stock
and then added some sliver glimmer with a bow, ornament topper and a
 flower in the center of the ornaments.
All very quick cutting and assembly. 
Love the way something turns out like you have it in your head!
Join the card chaellnge today!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely Wednesday!

Stamp set: Embellished Ornaments
Ink: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, 
Silver Glimmer, Pear Pizzazz
Pretty Pines thinlits dies, Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies,
Softly Falling emboss folder

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

GDP#055 Because Of You

I have been hoarding this pattern of this DSP.
I think it is so awesome and love the colors and paisleys chosen!
I finally cut into it and it makes the card!
I added some Rich Razzleberry ribbon along with some Copper foil.
 Then just stamped on a Very Vanilla banner making it a fast card as well.
I will send this out to my mom this weekend.
I mail her a card from me after week and she expects them!
Play along over at today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Paisleys & Posies 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Copper foil, Very Vanilla,
Petals & Pasileys Specialty DSP
Triple Banner punch, Rich Razzleberry ribbon

Monday, September 26, 2016

PP314 Reindeer Magic

My mind went right for the plaid DSP in Warmth & Cheer
DSP paper stack. But I was looking through my Christmas Pines
stamp set and matching dies. Then I thought of the reindeer!  
I wanted to use the shape but not stamp him.  I thought he 
might look real cool in Delightful Dijon, too!
I added a Garden Green wreath I did stamp and cut out
around his neck.
The sentiment is one I really like from the Christmas Magic set.
I think it looks clean and crisp and even masculine!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thank you for stopping by!
Now go play along with the great sketch challenge over at


Stamp sets: Christmas Magic, Santa's Sleigh
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Garden Green
Paper: Warmth & Cheer DSP, Whisper White, Delightful Dijon
Garden Green, Basic Black
Santa's Sleigh Framleits dies

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Reindeer Christmas!

This is the first Christmas card for October class.
I used the reindeer from Cookie Cutter Christmas. 
I need to play with more of the stamps in this set. 
There are so many options with this set, a gingerbread man or a santa 
would work well with this card, too.
I used a few pieces of Candy Cane Lane DSP along
with a few pieces of card stock.
Then finished it off with some shiny baker's twine.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Cookie Cutter Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Early Espresso,
Candy Cane Lane DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red
Layering Circles, Cookie Cutter Builder punch,
Candy Cane Lane baker's twine

Saturday, September 24, 2016

For You Plaid

I love the plaids in the Warmth & Cheer DSP and need to remember 
to use it more often!
I designed this quick 4 1/4" square card for mom this week.
I love fall though I love in Florida and do not always feel the change 
of weather or seasons!
I stamped a leaf from  in Delightful Dijon and then stamped a 
sentiment from Thoughtful Branches.
I hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Garden Green, Warmth & Cheer DSP, Whisper White 
Layering Circles, Delightful Dijon ribbon

Friday, September 23, 2016

FMS255 Thankful For You

I have been itching to use the Rich Razzleberry houndstooth pattern
from the Petals & Paisleys DSP.
I used some here for my background to the cute acorns.  I stamped the tops
in fall colors and then added them to Soft Suede bottoms.
I added lots of Copper metallic thread behind but it does not show up well in the photo.
I grabbed a sentiment from Sheltering Tree for a thankful vibe.
I hope you can play along with this great sketch over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp Sets: Acorny Thank You, Sheltering Tree
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede,
Petals & Paisleys DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze,
Delightful Dijon
Copper metallic thread, Acorn builder punch,  

Thursday, September 22, 2016

PPA319 Happy Birthday To You!

I designed this card for both the color challenge and for my friend Irene's birthday!
Love when I get two things done in one!
I thought of the Jar Of Love set since I have not used it in a while
 and I love Flirty Flamingo for flowers!
I stamped the jar and water in Mint Macaron, the flowers
in Flirty Flamingo and the stems/leaves in Emerald Envy along with the 
sentiment from Circle of Spring set.
I grabbed a few DSP patterns/colors from the Playful Palette while had it out 
from earlier in the week for a card on Monday.
However, after I got the card together ,
 I realized the pink color was not Flirty Flamingo but
Blushing Bride. But since I had stamped off the Flirty Flamingo
for the base of the flower, it looked like it went together.  
But I do want to confess something else!  I am terrible at placing sequins!
Never like how they are placed on a project. 
Maybe one day I will achieve sequins balance!
It is a goal now!
Please head over to play along at
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!  

Stamp sets: Circle of Spring, Jar Of Love
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy
Paper: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla,
Playful Palette DSP
Everyday Jars framelits dies, sequins from Watercolor Wishes card kit 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Merry Monday #214 Purple Cable Knit Stocking!

I did a little casing from my upline, Mary Fish over at!
She had adorable cable knit stockings in red and green.
 But I decorate my tree in purple and silver
 so I had to do my fav color purple with some bling.
I did use the cable knit 3D emboss folder.
  Great tip: lightly spray the card stock
with some water to make the impression go even deeper!

I used the silver glimmer paper for the top of the stocking.
I knew I wanted to die cut the Noel but what to put it on or on top of?
I finally remembered I had a hearth from my Hearth & Home dies.
I sponged a little Crumb Cake ink on it and popped it up.
I hope you can play along over at
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Wednesday!

Ink: Crumb Cake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Silver Glimmer paper
Christmas Stockings framelits dies, Hearth & Home thinlits dies
Brick Wall emboss folder, Cable Knit 3D emboss folder

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

GDP#054 Grateful

I love the vintage leaves and I am loving this Moroccan DSP!
Wish I had bought it sooner but it would be all gone if so!
I started with two pieces both in Delightful Dijon.
I did not realize I had Dijon ribbon until I was looking through for the
natural trim I also used here.
 It comes in a trio pack of ribbon in the holiday catty which I bought to
coordinate with my Paisley suite.
I stamped the leaves in Emerald Envy and Cajun Craze
on those coordinating colors of card stock.
I was not going to use a sentiment but thought
 I would try stamping the small words from Acorny Thank You
and cutting them out with this small dies from
Bunch of Banners framelits dies.
I moved it around the card and finally landed across the leaves.
I like it because it does not hide the leaves at all.
I hope you can play along with the great sketch challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Acorny Thank You, Vintage Leaves
Ink: Emerald Envy and Cajun Craze
Paper: Very Vanilla, Delightful Dijon, Emerald Envy,
Cajun Craze, Moroccan DSP
Leaflets and Bunch of Banners framelits dies
3/8" Ribbon Trio Pack in Delightful Dijon
1/4" natural trim in gold

Monday, September 19, 2016

PP313 Something Good To Eat!

Sooo thankful my September Paper Pumpkin kit arrived on Sat.
I had no pumpkin stamp. I love pumpkins and collect them in my house decor!
However, not a single pumpkin stamp...what!?! 
So this two step pumpkin was in the kit and I decide to stamp it three times
in Peekaboo Peach on Very Vanilla.
 I added some swirl dies (kinda of looking 
like vines from a pumpkin patch!)
The DSP is from the Playful Palette paper stack. 
I stamped a sentiment from the same set in my Paper Pumpkin kit. 
Does not read well in photo but says" Something Good To Eat".
I hope you can play along at
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Something Good To Eat (Sept. Paper Pumpkin set)
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla, Playful Palette DSP
Old Olive
Ink: Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie
Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Miss You!

I made this for my college girl who loves anchors!
I had several pieces leftover from card class this past week
 and they came together well.
I stamped the anchor from the Seaside Shore set and the sentiment from
O happy Day set.
I hope you have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps sets: O Happy Day and Seaside Shore
Paper: Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler,
Moroccan DSP, Crumb Cake
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim
Layering Circles dies and Dapper Denim enamel shapes

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Why, Thank You In Green!

I started with the apple pattern from the Fruit Stand DSP!
I then decided to stick to the white and Cucumber Crush green
 for the whole card. 
Quick doily and thick twine and it was done. 
 The sentiment is from the O Happy Day kit.
I hope you have a blessed weekend and thanks or stopping by!

Stamp set: O Happy Day
Ink: Cucumber Crush
Paper: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, Fruit Stand DSP
Cucumber Crush doily and thick twine, Layering Circle framelits dies 

Friday, September 16, 2016

FMS Fall Scarecrow

Isn't he adorable.  I like coloring him with the markers...comes out great!
However, when I put everything together, I just liked him without a sentiment on the front!
I used a tree cut in Soft Suede I had laying on my desk to place extra behind my
brick wall Cajun Craze circle which was also laying on my desk.
Wow, this was fast card!
I hope you can play along with the
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Cookie-Cutter Halloween
Paper: Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla,
Moroccan DSP, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Markers: Cajun Craze, Dapper Denim, Delightful Dijon,
Emerald Envy, Sahara Sand
Ink Pad: Archival Basic Black
Layering Circle framelits dies, Brick Wall and Sparkle emboss folders,
Beautiful Branches thinlits dies, Cookie Cutter builder punch

Thursday, September 15, 2016

PPA318 Simple Joys

I had some leftover pieces from card class this week
so I started with the Cherry Cobbler base and the Fabulous Foil Acetate. 
I stamped the big leaf in Cherry 
and then sponged some gold Encore ink and Delightful Dijon
over it. I stamped the small leaf in Dijon and then sponged some
Cherry and gold ink over it and cut it out with the matching dies!
Pulled together with a piece of gold twine for a trio pack in the new 
holiday catty!
Now the sentiment shows up in person but not so great in photo.
It is stamped in Dijon on the Cherry.  
(May the Simple Joys of the Season Be Yours)
Oh well, all can't be perfect!
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and 
can head over to to play along!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Christmas Pines (sentiment)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gold Encore, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Fabulous Foil Acetate, Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler,
Very Vanilla
Gold twine, Leaflets framelits dies,

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Large Open Card Holder For Class

I usually make or decorate a bag for my guest to carry their cards home from class.
This month I made these holders in the large size.  I have made the smaller version before
but thought people could use the larger to hold more stuff.
Sam Donald over at makes these and has the dimensions including a video, too.
She uses them to store her framelits and thinlits dies. 
I used some retired DSP and ribbon from last year. They are so easy to make.   
Hope you enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Merry Monday #213 Christmas Spirit

I decided to play along with the Merry Monday Challenge this week!
Love the CAS(clean and simple) look of the white and red with a little silver here!
I started with the extra silver die cut I had already on my
desk from class this week.
Added a Real Red die cut behind and a Whisper White on top!
All look awesome together!
I cut two more small stars and stamped my sentiment; however,
it was missing something!
I stamped the beautiful background star swirl in my retired silver Encore ink pad.
Love the shine it gives.
Hope you can play along this week and be inspired by the shapes or
color or something else you focus on in the photo!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp set: Star of Light
Ink: Real Red, Silver Encore (retired)
Paper: Silver glimmer paper, Whisper White, Real Red
Starlight thinlits dies, rhinestone

Monday, September 12, 2016

PP312 Scarecrow For You!

I love the color combo with Pear Pizzazz instead of Old Olive. 
 I love olive but I do not use my pear enough and liked it with these colors!
I knew I wanted to use my scarecrow again but this time I colored him with markers.
I used the colors above plus Sahara Sand.
 It looked more gray then I wanted but knew it was the lightest to color.
I thought he would look so cute popping out of a circle and then when 
looking through the sentiments, this one seemed to be 
so perfect from Fresh Fruit. I curved the photopolymer to stamp it.
The banner is from Birthday the stitching!
I did rub some Old Olive over my Cajun Craze brick wall to age it a bit!
Hope you have a wonderful day and can play along 
witht the great color challenge over at

Stamp sets: Fresh Fruit, Birthday Banners, Cookie-Cutter Halloween
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Stazon black, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze,
Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Cajun Craze
Circle framelits dies, Bunch of Banners framelits dies,
Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Brick Wall emboss folder

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thoughtful Branches For Christmas!

This is the last card for Christmas card classes this week!
I love the trees for Christmas pines!  I stamped them on Very Vanilla.
I added a little star to one.
I added some Fabulous foil acetate in gold polka dots.
 Really love the paper over the Cherry Cobbler card stock!
I also love the gold trim ribbon.  Under it is a small Always Artichoke banner.
I used the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set so I could ink Merry in Cherry
and Christmas in Artichoke!
Hope your Sunday is wonderful and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Holly Jolly Christmas, Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Fabulous Foil acetate, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler,
Always Artichoke
Banner framelits dies, Gold trim ribbon  

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Joyful Christmas In Copper!

This is my fourth card for card class this week. 
 Actually today is my first group coming to stamp Christmas cards!
I used the copper emboss powder with the Wonderful Year set.
  Love the words and fonts!
I also used the copper foil paper and a little green plaid DSP.
The bow is cut for the Pretty Pines thinlits dies and a pearl was added, of course!
Love the look of this Holly emboss folder with the vanilla card stock.
Hope you enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Wonderful Year
Paper: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Copper foil,
Warmth & Cheer DSP
Ink: VersaMark
Pretty Pines thinlits dies, Holly emboss folder,
Copper emboss powder, heat tool, Circle framelits dies, pearl

Friday, September 9, 2016

FMS253 Thoughts For You Scarecrow!

I just had to have the scarecrow from the Cookie-Cutter Halloween set.
This meant I had to buy the whole set.
I do not make Halloween cards because I do not celebrate that holiday.
However, I love fall, collect pumpkins
 and also love my scarecrows in the house and outside!
I watercolored him with a few fall shades and then I thought I should
throw in some cooper and heat emboss with it as well.
I used a sentiment from Best Birds.
I stamped the background with the netting stamp from Ghoulish Grunge
in Tip Top Taupe!
I hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Now head over to play along at


Stamp set: Best Birds, Cookie-Cutter Halloween, and Ghoulish Grunge
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Archival Basic Black,
Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, VersMark
Paper: Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla,
Copper foil
Cooper emboss powder, heat tool, aqua painter,
2 1/2" circle punch and Cookie Cutter builder punch

Thursday, September 8, 2016

PPA317 Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

I first thought of leaves when I saw these colors.  Do not know why because
they are not your usual leaf looking color combo!
I stamped the leaf on the different color card stock in that color.
Then I cut out the leaves on the Sahara Sand card front. Attached the leaves 
to the back side and added my sentiment from Acorny Thank You.  
It needed a little more when I remembered I had all those colors in the enamel shapes!
I like how it turned out...but now you play along with the color challenge!
Head over to and post your creation!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful fall inspired Thursday!

Stamp sets: Vintage Leaves, Acorny Thank You
Paper: Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry,
Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Enamel shapes, Leaves framelits dies

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

GDP052 Hello Paisleys!


Teneale Williams' designs are amazing!!!
 I love her layout and the balance on her card.
I also love those colors together..Pear Pizzazz and Pool Party!
I choose to focus on those and I wanted to play around with my Paisley dies.
What I designed is just that...playing around!
Not a great card but my mom will like it!  I send her a card every week.
She lives in Georgia and I live in Florida. Been sending her one
every week for over 12 years now and she expects it!
I added a few heart shaped enamels on the corners for fun!
I hope you can play along and case the designer over at this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases (hello)
Ink: Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Paisley thinlits dies, enamel shapes 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PP311 Paisley Circles For You!

I started with heat embossing the circles in clear emboss powder
on Whisper White card stock.  I then sponged Dapper Denim
and some Soft Sky over the embossed images.
I love blue and white together.
I layered it up and embossed the sentiment in White emboss powder.
I added a few White Perfect Accents because....well, they were circles of course!
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and then head over to to play along!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Soft Sky, Dapper Denim and Versamark
Paper: Whisper White thick card stock, Dapper Denim,
Whisper White
White and clear emboss powder, heat tool, White Perfect Accents,
Banner Triple punch

Monday, September 5, 2016

Santa's Sleigh & Reindeer, Too!

Happy Labor Day!
Hope you are doing something fun and/or relaxing!
I have more Christmas inspiration for you!

This will be the third card for Christmas card class this month.
New set with matching dies called Santa's Sleigh.
I just had to get the reindeer and the sleigh in the card.  
My daughter had not left for college when I designed this card 
and she is the one who suggested the Smoky Slate 
since it gave the appearance of evening or dusk. 
 The Gently Falling emboss folder just help give the snowy effect!   
The sleigh is cut from gold foil and Real Red card stock. 
The reindeer is stamped in Early Espresso on Soft Suede card stock.

Close up of sleigh. It is two pieces...solid piece in gold and an overlay in red.
I used the die from Swirly Scribbles to cut the "snowy bottom".  
The sentiment is from the same set!
I hope you enjoy this day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Santa's Sleigh
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Gold foil, Soft Suede,
Smoky Slate
Santa's Sleigh thinlits dies, Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies,
 Gently falling emboss folder, Gift Card framelits dies (for banner)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Star Of Wonder!

This is the second card for Christmas card classes this month!
Love this new set called Star of Light.  
Love the images and matching dies 
but the best part is the beautiful words and the script! 
 I stamped with this set in August and did a blue, white, gold card.
  It looked lovely but for class I just had to do Purple!
I love Elegant Eggplant and it looks like Christmas to me
 esp. when you pair it with silver (or gold).
My Christmas tree is decorated in purple and silver!
I really wanted both of these phrases to be on the front of the card so
this layout worked really well.
I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Star Of Light
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Silver Glimmer 
Starlight thinlits dies, rhinestone