Monday, October 31, 2016

PP319 Peaceful Pine Tag

I decided to go with the bottom roll-Diecut, Pine, Ribbon.
Here is my project:

I need many tags for class coming up in December.
So when I saw this, I decided to try a tag design I saw on Pinterest.
I heat embossed in gold On Garden Green card stock the tree from Peaceful Pines.
I cut it with the matching die cut and added a glimmer gold star.
I grabbed my plaid print from Warmth & Cheer DSP.
Layered it with some Crumb Cake and punched the top with the 
Scallop Tag Topper punch.
I used some vintage white satin ribbon and tied it with a little Garden Green twine!
I liked it with nothing else on the front and can add the to and from on the back side.
I hope you enjoy your day and can play along with the Tic-Tac-Toe
challenge over at

Thank you for stopping by today!

Stamp set: Peaceful Pines
Ink: VersaMark 
Paper: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Warmth & Cheer DSP
Heattool, Gold emboss powder, White Satin ribbon(vintage), 
Garden Green twine, Perfect Pines framelits dies, Scallop Tag Topper punch

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Christmas Magic

I designed this card for my mom and step father for Christmas! 
My step father drives trains and he loves them.
I stamped on water color paper and used lots of colors.  
I like the North Pole sign since it looks like the train is coming from there.
I really like the stripe background because it looks masculine, too.
Hope you can grab some water color paper and an aqua painter today!
Have a  lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Christmas Magic
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Delightful Dijon,
Real Red, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake,
Soft Sky
Paper: Basic Black, Water color paper, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Aqua Painter

Saturday, October 29, 2016

FMS260 Christmas Blessings

I have been wanting to play with the Pines bundle so when I saw this 
sketch, it was a perfect fit.
I stamped the two step branches in Pear Pizzazz and then Garden Green. 
 I cut the branches and pine cone with the dies. 
 Love the pine cone die cut with the copper foil!
  I added the Christmas Blessings sentiment
and This Christmas Specialty DSP.
The DSP really makes it pop!
I hope you can play along at

Thanks for stopping by and have a awesome weekend!

Stamp set: Christmas Pines
Paper: This Christmas Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla,
Cherry Cobber, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Early Espresso,
Copper foil
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Pretty Pines thinlits dies

Friday, October 28, 2016

Merry Monday #219 Snowman & Friends

When I saw the birds challenge for this week,
I went right for my retired set called Snow Much Fun!
I love this set because I love the snowmen!
I water colored the tree and snowman.
 I added some Candy Cane Lane DSP behind. 
I used the a sentiment from Hang Your Stocking
because I thought it was perfect for this scene.
I hope you can play along at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp sets: Snow Much Fun, Hang Your Stocking
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Archival Basic Black, 
Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Aqua painter

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Last PPA Challenge! Wishing You the Happiest of Days!

The is the last of the Pals Paper Arts challenges.  
There had been a low participation for a while and 
the leaders decided to discontinue the challenge.
I was sad since I love being a design member and I will
miss posting on Thursdays. 
Also, I was the color designer for next week
 and was sad we did not go until the end of the year.
Moving forward...

I hate to cut in weird angels...I just never do it reason there is ribbon here!
I started with the DSP I keep trying to use but seem to hoard.
I added the ribbon for interest (or because my cut was not straight)..who knows? hmmmm
I did heat emboss the sentiment from Frosted Medallions and one of the 
shapes from Paisley & Posies in gold emboss powder.
I added it to the Delightful Dijon doily for cuteness!
Hope you can play along with our last challenge 
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp sets: Frosted Medallions, Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Rich Razzleberry
Paisleys framelits dies, heat tool, Gold emboss powder,
 Delightful Dijon doily, Rich Razzleberry ribbon

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

GDP059 It's Christmas Already?

I looked at all my stamps with animals
 and decided I wanted something fun and unexpected.
I grabbed my llama and went Christmas! 
 I decided to stay with the colors from the DSP here-Crumb Cake and Basic Black.
I stamped the llama on Crumb Cake and colored his blanket
with the same color marker.
I used the sentiment from Snow Place.
Head over to play along at

I hope you enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Snow Place, Birthday Fiesta
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake
Paper: Warmth & Cheer DSP, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
2 1/2 Circle punch, Fiesta framelits dies 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

PP318 Touches of Texture

I have missed playing with the Touches of Texture set
 so  I grabbed it for this challenge!  
I water colored the flowers with Emerald Envy and Delightful Dijon.
I added some Moroccan DSP behind with a Delightful Dijon doily. 
Used some of the texture stamps from the same set on the background.
I ran natural gold ribbon across and placed the sentiment on top
from a retired set called Good Greetings.
Really a great sketch this week and hope you 
can play along at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovey Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Good Greetings (vintage),  Touches of Texture
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy,
and Archival Basic Black
Paper: Dapper Denim, Moroccan DSP, Very Vanilla, 
Emerald Envy
Delightful Dijon doily, aqua painter,
Lots of Label framelits dies, Natural trim in gold

Monday, October 24, 2016

Peaceful Noel

I saw someone online stamp the deer in Whisper White craft ink 
on Early Espresso and had to try it.  
Then I thought of cutting the tree from same dies out in gold foil.  
So I had these two pieces sitting there and I stared for a long time.
Finally, I grabbed some plaid and knew I had something!
I cut to fit inside my gold strip I cut the tree from and layered on Cherry Cobbler.
I looked at the Christmas Greeting thinlits but finally settled with the noel
die from the Christmas Stockings thinlits dies.  Really love how it tuned out!
Thanks for stopping by this Monday and have a great day!

Stamp set: Santa's Sleigh
Ink: Craft Whisper White
Paper: Gold foil, Warmth & Cheer DSP,
 Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Christmas Stockings thinlits dies,
Santa's Sleigh thinlits dies

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thankful Pumpkin!

I decided to do another card from the 
this week.  I wanted to water color the pumpkin.  I used water color paper
and an aqua painter with Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive.
I stamped the background with Ghoulish Grunge in Chocolate Chip. 
 The sentiment is fromAcorny Thank You.  I hand snipped it out. 
I hope you have a fabulous Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Ghoulish Grunge, Acorny Thank You, Jar Of Haunts
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, water color paper
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Layering Circle framelits dies, aqua painter

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Light Of The World in Wisteria Wonder!

I saw a beautiful card with this set by Pootles (aka Sam Donald)
 online in Wisteria Wonder and decided I wanted to make a card
 with same set-Star Of Light".
I stamped the "swosh" twice on background. I stamped the words top and bottom.
I then stamped the star and cut it with matching dies.
I cut in Wisteria a small star for center of big one and added a rhinestone.  
Love the softness of this card!

Hope you have a lovely Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Star Of Light
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Paper: Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder
Starlight thinlits dies, rhinestone

Friday, October 21, 2016

FMS259 Light Up My Life!

I like this sketch!  I started with the Jar Of Haunts 
set and stamped the jar and face on Tangerine Tango.
I cut out with Everyday Jars medium jar. 
I stamped the spider web from Ghoulish Grunge 
twice behind and added some black twine.
Fun card I am sending to my daughter!

Hope you can play along at

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps Sets:Jar of Haunts, Jar of Love, Ghoulish Grunge
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Everyday Jars framelits dies, Black Twine

Thursday, October 20, 2016

PPA323 The Best To Come

I pulled out my Moroccan DSP and used a piece
in Emerald Envy.  Then I thought I would use the big 
medallions to stamp the three colors.  This was my first time to 
try some scrunching of the ribbon.  I used many glue dots!
The sentiment is from Frosted Medallions in the holiday catalog.
A little bling and all done. 
I hope you can head over to to play along with the fun color challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp sets: Frosted Medallions and Moroccan Nights
Paper: Very Vanilla, Moroccan DSP
Ink: Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe, Tangerine Tango
Emerald Envy ruched ribbon, rhinestones 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Merry Monday #218 Happy Always!

Love the plaid challenge.  I had several plaids to choose
from but decided to use this one. I have not used this print yet.  
Love all the colors together.  
I love this sentiment stamp as well.
 I think because I can color it easily and the different fonts are cool, too!
I used the Layering Circles framelits dies.
Added some ribbon it makes for a wonderful but quick Christmas card.
Hope you can play along at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Suite Seasons
Paper: Warmth & Cheer DSP, Whisper White, 
Delightful Dijon, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Delightful Dijon. Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Layering Circles framelits dies, Delightful Dijon ribbon 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

GDP058 Give Thanks

I love this sentiment and I love this Petals & Paisley DSP. 
So I grabbed both for this challenge!
I stamped the flower from Paisleys & Posies set in Rich Razzleberry.
I then colored it with markers and cut it out with the matching die.
I popped it up under the sentiment.
Hope you can play along with this great sketch 
at this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Suite Seasons, Paisleys & Posies
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and markers- Mint Macaron, 
Night of Navy, Delightful Dijon
Paper: Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Rich Razzleberry
Paisley framelits dies

Monday, October 17, 2016

PP317 Your Kindness

I wanted to have this clean and simple card to have a soft look, too. 
I always say I am going to do some white on white but never do...I do love color!
This was perfect time to remember to layer in white!
I heat embossed the emboss in clear emboss powder.  I then sponged 
So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Pumpkin Pie.
I stamped the kindness sentiment from the same set-Thoughtful Branches.
I hope you can play along with this great challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Monday!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Branches
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White
Heat tool, clear emboss powder

Sunday, October 16, 2016

FabFri 98 Just Thinking Of You!

Happy Sunday!
I think this is my first time playing with Fab Fri.  
After seeing my friend Brian King's post on Friday(,
I decide I had to take these colors and make a non Halloween
card, too!  Which is not too hard since 
I usually do not make any Halloween stuff since I do not celebrate it. 
But sometimes a friend or customer will ask me to make one for them. 

I thought it would be cool to pop these colors off of black. 
I really like the way it turned out. 
It fun to start a card and have no idea how you are 
going to do the layout but it just comes together like magic!

I hope you play along at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Sunday!

Stamp set: Suite Sayings, Vintage Leaves
Paper: Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive,
Basic Black
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Leaflets framelits dies, Brights and Regals enamel shapes

Saturday, October 15, 2016

FMS258 Peace With Pines

I grabbed my Warmth & Cheer DSP pack to started.
  I was planing on some plaid but the trees jumped out 
and then I thought of the Perfect Pines bundle.  
I like how the card turned out...but it was hard to decide which tree to stamp!
I settled on this one so I could string the lights/ornaments 
(whatever they are) across in Cherry Cobbler. 
I like the layers was a great layout!
Hope you can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by and have awesome weekend!

Stamp set: Peaceful Pines
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green,
Warmth & Cheer DSP paper stack
Christmas Greeting thinlits dies, Cherry Cobbler twine, 
Perfect Pines framelits dies, Triple Banner punch

Friday, October 14, 2016

Merry Monday#217 Winter Post Card

I went vintage and this is the first set that pooped in my head.  
It is a retired SU! set called Winter Post and I love it!
I started with the Post Card stamped in Soft Suede
 and the post mark stamped in Crumb Cake.
I stamped the script from By The Tide. 
 If you read closely it is talking of pink sea shells! 
I then sponged the edges in Soft Suede and used a distressed tool
on the edges. I stamped the couple in Cherry Cobbler.
I mated it to look a little like a frame picture. 
I also used some retired card stock-naturals vanilla.  
I only have a few pieces left of it but miss it and the naturals white, too!
I hope you can play along with the challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Winter Post, By The Tide (both retired)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede,
 Early Espresso, Naturals Vanilla (retired)
Distressed tool and sponge

Thursday, October 13, 2016

PPA322 Thoughts Of Comfort

I wanted to use my Cable Knit 3D emboss folder so I started with 
it with Delightful Dijon card stock.  I added my ribbons in Mint Macaron
and Rich Razzleberry.  I had not used the sentiment here yet and thought it 
was a perfect chance since the cable knit seems comforting!
I hope you can head over to
and play along. 
Thanks for stopping by today and have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp set: Suite Seasons
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Cable Knit 3D emboss folder, Layering Circles framelits dies
3/8" ribbon trio pack, Mint Macaron enamel dots (vintage)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gingerbread Man Bags for Card Class

I decorated bags for my ladies to carry their cards 
home from Christmas card classes this week!
I buy the bags at the Dollartree 3 for $1.00. 
I used the Candy Cane Lane DSP as background.
I used the largest banner die cut. 
I used three different retired Real Red ribbon (one shown here).
I stamped the gingerbread man from the Cookie Cutter Christmas 
stamp set and used the matching punch. 
Hope you enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

GDP057 Grateful

Great color combo!  I started with the Mint Macaron
DSP and card base. I wanted to keep it light. 
I used the Paisleys framelits dies to cut the flowers 
and then the stamped leaves. I added enamel dots from the spring catty in 
Mint Macaron. 
I hope you can play along with these awesome colors and join in
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Stamp set: Paisley & Posies
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron
Paper: Mint Macaron, Petals & Paisleys DSP,
Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry
Paisley framelits dies, Mint Macaron enamels dots(vintage)

Monday, October 10, 2016

PP316 Enjoy The Ride!

My mind should have went to leaves and such when I saw this
color challenge, but it went to the Born To Ride set.
It was probably the orange and black!
It worked out adding in that green, too!
I am glad they choose Wild Wasabi.  I like it and do not use it enough.
I try to grab it when I can.
I used the bricks from Ghoulish Grunge and the  stamped the
motorcycle over even though you can see through to the bricks some.
I stamped the badge in Stazon Black and then punched it out.
I stamped it out again in Wasabi and cut the middle banner out.
I then trimmed around the first banner so I could punch
one in Basic Black to layer behind.
I hope you can play along over at
this week!
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: One Wild Ride, Ghoulish Grunge
Ink: Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla
Best Badge punch  

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Tidings of Comfort and Joy

This is the last card for my October Christmas card classes!  
I have to say it should not have been so hard to create 
but I had too many ideas I wanted to do with this set!
I added some DSP for that Garden Green color with the Vanilla and Real Red.
I first stamped the sentiment I really love in the right corner 
and then stamped the branches in Pear Pizzazz coming from the left top corner.
I then added the pine cones stamped in Chocolate Chip on Kraft card stock with the 
Garden Green pine branches die cut. The Real Red bow is also die cut from the same 
die set called Pretty Pines thinlits dies. 
A quick pearl finishes off this pretty pine card!
I hope you have a lovely Sunday and and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Christmas Pines
Paper: This Christmas Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla,
Real Red, Garden Green, Kraft
Ink: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip,
Pretty Pines thinlits dies, pearl,

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Embellished Ornament in Eggplant

Happy Saturday!  
This is my 4th card for Christmas card classes in October!
I embossed the background with the Pine Bough emboss folder
in the holiday catty.  It is hard to noticed tucked in stuff on page 20. 
I took a sponge dauber and rubbed Old Olive ink over the branches.
I stamped the ornament in Elegant Eggplant and cut it with the matching dies.
Used silver foil for the topper and silver ribbon for a cute bow to finish it off.
I really like that I can combined a set that carried over to 
this year and a new emboss folder!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Embellished Ornaments
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Silver foil
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
rhinestones, 1/8" silver ribbon,  Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies,
Pine Bough emboss folder

Friday, October 7, 2016

FMS257 Peace & Joy

I love Sweet Sugarplum but I have not grabbed this color enough!
So I featured it today with some Very Vanilla!
I heat embossed the large medallion from Frosted Medallions and the 
sentiment from Good Greetings.  I used a sponge dauber to add a little 
Sweet Sugarplum ink over the words and almost all the image. 
I really like the way it turned out!
head over to play along with this great sketch at
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Friday!
I will be riding out a hurricane here in Orlando,
Florida which might be a wild ride!
Stay Safe!

Stamp sets: Good Greetings and Frosted Medallions
Paper: Playful Palette DSP, Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, VersaMark
heat tool, Clear emboss powder, Very Vanilla thick twine,
Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy Hello Scarecrow!

I started a card where I was stamping leaves and heat embossing them in clear.
Then taking the ink and rubbing over for a cool background
 but it did not turn out the way I had in my head
 so I pulled it off and decided to do a little water coloring instead.
On watercolor paper, I stamped the scarecrow and the crow from 
Cookie-Cutter Halloween and the Jack-O-Lantern with sentiment are from 
the Paper Pumpkin Sept. kit called Something Good To Eat.
It looks black but the sentiment is in Elegant Eggplant. 
Very simple but love that Cajun Craze houndstooth paper from 
Petals & Paisleys DSP!
Added a little natural gold ribbon to finish it off! 
Now head over to to play along with the great color challenge
by my friend Rae Harper!
Hope you have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something Good To Eat, Cookie-Cutter Halloween 
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Archival Basic Black,
Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Very Vanilla, Petals & Paisleys DSP, Crushed Curry,
Water Color paper
Natural gold ribbon, aqua painter

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Trick Or Treat!

This is another project I designed for the InkBig Academy Stamps 
design team.  I started this project with purple in mind but grabbing my
Wisteria Wonder ink. Everything here on the main image including the fence 
was stamped from the Sweet Home stamp set.  
I did stamp a background using the Ghoulish Grunge spider web. 
The sentiment was a die cut from the matching dies Home Sweet Home.
The door knob is a Crushed Curry enamel shape.
I hope you have a hauntingly good day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sweet Home, Ghoulish Grunge
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, 
Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Stazon Black, Crushed Curry
Home Sweet Home dies, Regals enamel shapes

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

GDP056 A Thank You Wreath

The first thing that popped out to me on Bibi's card was the color!
So I started with Flirty Flamingo card stock and then some a print from 
the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.
 I stamped the spring wreath on the Whisper White 
so I could water color like in the inspiration card. 
I decided to make it a thank you card since my good friend 
Lucinda gave me some lovely gifts last week.
I wanted to thank her with a special card!
I hope you can play along over at
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Circle of Spring, Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, 
Archival Basic Black
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Fruit Stand DSP
Wondrous Wreath framelits, aqua painter

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Plum Haunted House!

Hello all!  As you know I do not celebrate Halloween but sometimes I do
design something for that holiday.  I am on a wonderful design team for 
InkBig Academy and I was able to design projects using the Home Sweet Home bundle.
There is a stamp set called Sweet Home with many possibilities
 but then if you add the matching dies, you may be go into
design overload!
This is the first of 6 projects. 
 These house are designed to hold canny or another treat
 but I closed mine up to use as decoration.
 I started with the house base die cutting Perfect Plum card stock
 then embossing it with the Brick Wall emboss folder.
I added bats in Basic Black, a ghost in Pumpkin Pie and 
even stamped a Stazon Black on vellum for the spider web.
The door knob is a enamel shape in Pumpkin Pie. 
Lots of possibilities! 
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sweet Home
Dies: Home Sweet Home
Brick Wall emboss folder
Vellum, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Perfect Plum card stock
Stazon Black, Pumpkin Pie ink
Brights enamel shapes

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Promise Of Christmas

I had a hard time deciding what colors to use.  
I finally decided on Night of Navy with gold emboss.
I heat emboss with gold on a Whisper White 
circle and then popped it up on the center of my O in Joy!
I stamped the other sentiment in Tip Top Taupe which I used used to frame the 
images. I did add some gold foil behind.
I like the clean and crisp look of this card!
This is the 3rd card for my October Christmas card classes coming up.
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Joyful Nativity
Ink: Night of Navy, Tip Top Taupe, VersaMark
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Night of Navy, gold foil,
Whisper White
Gold emboss powder. heat tool, Layering Circle framelits