Friday, February 28, 2014

FMS125 Better Place for a Thank You

I usually do not make a monochromatic card but I thought it would work well with this DSP.  I started by going through my scraps of DSP (of which I have many) and then I just need to decided what would work at the bottom corner.  I did want something on a circle and since I am still making and mailing out thank you cards from my birthday last week, I thought this sentiment would be in order. 
I hope you have a wonderful Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Fresh Prints paper stack, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Circle and Starburst framelits dies, white baker's twine 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

PPA193 Thank You!

When I saw this sketch challenge by Nicole Watts, I knew what element I would use on the panel in a three count.  I have been using the Petite Petals set and punch a lot lately.  I already had this card base and the emboss paper on attached sitting on my desk for a few weeks.  So it was easy to add the panel and flowers to it.  I hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners and Petite Petals
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White and Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party and Crisp Cantaloupe
Petite Petals punch, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch, rhinestones, Bitty Banner framelits dies, Pretty Print emboss folder (vintage)

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Celebrating You in Purple!

This is a very special birthday card from a very special friend.  Jen and I have been stamping together for about 10 years or more and have become great friends.  I can't image not having her in my life!  She is such a blessing and is amazing at crafting and designing.  She also has the patience to cut and work the intricate stuff I do not have the patience for.  I am not such a fussy cutter.  My favorite color is purple and she did a beautiful job with adding purple with the right amounts of green and other shades to make a lovely color combo. I also love distressing and this card has it on the outside and the inside.  I feel so blessed to have someone take the time to make me something so wonderful and make me feel special!  
I hope you have a blessed Wednesday and thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Husband Caught in Stamp Room

My husband decided the night before my birthday to go in my stamp room and make me a card. He used my Big Shot to die cut the Happy Birthday shape and the used it to emboss the purple paper.  I was very impressed. He used purple knowing it is my favorite color. 
Here is a photo of us on my birthday!
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 24, 2014

PP184 Thank You in Gold

The sketch was easy...I thought of my washi tape. I had the cork flowers/embellishments on my desk from the sale-a-bration Sweet Sorbet accessory pack and wanted to use them.  So I decided some gold washi tape would look great with the flower (which is self adhesive )! Gold twine and gold ink finish it off. 
Hope your Monday is fabulous and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Encore Gold
Sweet Sorbet accessory pack, Watercolor Wonder washi tape, Gold twine

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Birthday Collage

Not only am I blessed with many friends but several whom are so talented and I have enjoyed stamping with for a long time. This card is from a good friend, Michaelle, that I have the pleasure of stamping with several times a month and I love her creativity!  I love all the layers and the stamping in layers that make this card so rich in texture! 
I am wishing you a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Birthday in Purple

I received this beautiful birthday card from a friend this week.  She knows I love purple and her favorites are purple and green so I think she did a wonderful job expressing us both.  Love the ribbon that has been dyed Garden reminded me of grass and it is so clever! 
I hope you have a blessed Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 21, 2014

FMS124 Congratulations!

This sketch came at the right time!  I needed to make another wedding card.  I loved Narelle Farrugia's card for this sketch.  I thought it would make a beautiful wedding card. I stamped the roses in Crushed Curry and outlined stamp in Basic Gray as the slate was not dark enough.  Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Friday!

Stamp Sets: This Day Forward and Stippled Blossoms
Paper: Smoky Slate Textured card stock, Whisper White and Eastern Elegance DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry and Basic Gray
Pearls, Leaves sizzix die(vintage)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PPA192 Thanks!

A great sketch today by Margaret Moody. Thankfully, I just made a card like this a few weeks ago for card class using the Hardwood stamp and Crumb cake and the banner dies.  I decide to revisit them and use different colors and some Fresh Prints paper.  I am in need of some thank you cards for the lovely birthdays gifts I have been receiving this week and wanted to use the Thanks from the Hip Notes set...perfect fit on the banner die.
I hope you enjoy your Thursday.  I will be enjoying another birthday lunch out with a friend and then a big birthday dinner tonight with a group of friends!  I think I am eating too much this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Hip Notes, Hardwood
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Fresh Prints paper stack, Whisper White
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Naturals designer button, Banner framelits dies, Cherry Cobbler twine

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scallop Tag Topper Punch Card

I can't believe it is already February is my birthday!!!!  I am planning on lunch with a friend and out to a great dinner tonight with my two favorite guys!  I hope your day is special, too!

This is the card we made at stamp club Monday night.  Well, the ladies made the base using the scallop tag topper punch and then they decorated the way they wanted.  I loved the cards Kay Kalthoff at
made and so I cased from her.  Lately, I am not adding ribbon much to my cards or projects but this is a great way to add ribbon and make a statement!
Thanks for stopping by this Wednesday!

Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Paper: Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Specialty Edition (vintage)
Ink: Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Black StaZon
Daffodil Delight ribbon (vintage), Scallop Tag topper punch 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Good as Gold Treat Boxes

We made these cute treat boxes at club last night.  They are using all items from the Good as Gold card kit in the SAB.  It is a kit where you can make 8 cards easily and includes envelopes and even gold envelope liners. I saw this done by another demo, Dawn Olchefske, at  You can see her video there. I put a Godiva truffle in mine and will give away to someone this week.  I love how everything is already cut and ready to use in the kit and for decorating these boxes.  The making of the box is so easy and fast.
Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

SAB-sale-a-bration runs now through March 31, st.  When you purchase $50.00 in SU! product, you can pick a free item from the SAB brochure (13 items to choose from)!  This Good As Gold card kit is one of them!

Monday, February 17, 2014

PP183 Make A Wish

Stars on the card/project?  I can do that and then I sat for a while staring at blank paper for a sketch idea to use the stars.  Then I thought it might be good to pull some washi tape out and use.  I have not used the Retro Fresh washi yet so there was my color combo.  Still no sketch idea so went looking online for examples using this Retro Fresh Suite and saw a great card by my upline, Mary Fish of  I used her layout which happen to be a MOJO Monday challenge sketch. 
I love when it all comes together in the end and you think..."why was that so hard!!!"
Hope you have a magical Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants 
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana
rhinestones, star punches (vintage), Retro Fresh washi tape, Envelope punch board for corner rounder

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Congratulations in Black and White

I Love this card!  I do love Black and White!!!   I made this for a friend's niece's wedding and I sent her a picture so I could know if she was ok with black and white, too.  She loved it and wants another like it.  I do hope SU! has a great new wedding set in the annual catalog coming up in June. I need to add another to my stash of sets!
I hope your Sunday is great and more colorful!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: This Day Forward
Paper: Night and Day DSP (vintage), Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
White emboss powder

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Bridal Shower in Purple!

I was asked by a friend to make a Bridal Shower card for her niece and and a wedding card. She said any colors and I, of course, am going to go with any shades of purple. I used a retired set here that I borrow from a good friend who seems to have everything!  I need to work on more wedding and such sets. 
Enjoy your Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Blooming With Happiness (vintage)
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, and Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
pearls, circle framelits dies, scallop nestabilities(non SU!)
Wisteria Wonder ruffle ribbon(vintage), Elegant Lines emboss folder (vintage) 

Friday, February 14, 2014

FMS 123 Thanks Petite Petals!

I liked this sketch because it made me think of something I want to make 8 of!  I love the Petite petals and matching punch!  The colors came quickly as I picked up my Watercolor Wonder DSP (I am ordering next week another pack of it!) and picked the colors I have not played with much together yet!  I love the freshness and clean look of this card! 
Enjoy your Friday and Happy Valentines's Day to all!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals and Simply Sketched
Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight
pearls, Petal punch, Curry twine from SAB Sweet Sorbet Accessory pack 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

PPA191 Hello Poppies!

This is really a color challenge for me since I do not like orange and esp. Pumpkin Pie.  However, I was thankful that I happen to see a card on a gallery that used this background stamp and I knew right away
that this was the one!  I had already pulled out this piece of DSP that had Pumpkin Pie on it to hopefully get me started and it worked as a background giving some texture there!  Just a simple sentiment with the banners and I was all set...took almost no time to make! I like that timing!
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Pleasant Poppies and Perfect Pennants
Paper: Quatrefancy DSP, Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Ink:  Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie
Banner framelits dies, Lucky Limeade baker's twine (vintage)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oh Snap!!!

My daughter and friends say "oh snap!" and I thought this would be a cute card to send her at collage.  Nice bright colors and patterns!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Peachy Keen and Hip Notes
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, and Fresh Prints DSP stack
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar,Coastal Cabana and Real Red
rhinesone, On Film framelits

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

PP182 To Be Perfect

The color challenge this week was one I had to think about but I had a this piece of gold vellum cut and laying on my desk from another project so it was going to get used!  But layout..that is my challenge and then i thought of the banners and the is set and it came together quicker than expected.  
Hope you enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Perfect Pennants
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Gold Vellum
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Midnight Muse
Banner framelits dies, gold twine, gold sequin

Monday, February 10, 2014

Live Happy In Watercolor

I had this card stock cut from my card class last week and wanted to color in the other stamp here with flowers.  The Live Happy sentiment is not one I would use much but I am sending this to my mom so it fits!  Next time I think I will watercolor the flowers.  Here I used markers to color before stamping.  I love the Watercolor Wonder DSP and now I have no more of this pattern but will probably buy another pack of this DSP to use.  I do not say that about many designer papers!  
I hope you have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: You're Lovely (SAB)
Paper: Watercolor Wonder DSP, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Island Indigo
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Pearls, Deco label framelits dies, Gumball Green ribbon, Honeycomb emboss folder

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Oh Happy Day!

I have another card with same layout as yesterday and also same features.  I wanted to show the Starburst Sayings set and dies again but this time with the Oh Happy Day sentiment!  I love when things are so matching!
Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crsip Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Rhinestones, Summer Starfruit twine, Starburst framelits dies, 3" circle punch, Decorative Dots emboss folder

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Better Place

Finally playing with my new Starburst Sayings and dies this week!  This is a layout I did for a card class this week and I had some card stock already cut so wanted to play with this set and dies.  The twine above is in Summer starfruit and comes in the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack you can earn free with a $50.00 purchase of SU! products now through March 31st, 2014 with sale-a-bration (SAB).  The pack includes 10 yards each of Summer Starfruit, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Pool Party twine and 1 sheet of adhesive-backed cork with 58 pieces. I will play with those soon and show them off!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Starburst Sayings
Paper: Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Whisper White, and Silver foil
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Decorative Dots emboss folder(SAB), Sweet Sorbet Twine in Summer Starfruit (SAB), Starburst framelits dies, Scallop circles dies (nestabilities), 2" circle punch 

Friday, February 7, 2014

FMS122 Best Wishes

Great layout by Cindy Hall!  I already had some of this card stock and DSP cut for another project so my colors and such came together easy.  Cutting these flowers out are also easy!  I really like how they pop! I started to not put a sentiment on the front so could use for any occasion but it needed something in the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece.  Best wishes can be used for several occasions as well. 
Hope you have a Fabulous Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Express Yourself
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Real Red, Black StaZon
Scallop punch, Leaf die (sizzix-vintage)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PPA190 Blushing Collage

I do not use Rose Red and Basic Gray very much but they do look great with the Blushing Bride! I decided to do a college with a little distressing. I did not use a sentiment on the front since so busy.  I thought I could use this card for any occasion.  
I hope you have a great Thursday and thank you for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Everything Eleanor, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Rose Red and Very Vanilla
Ink:   Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Rose Red 
Beautifully Baroque emboss folder, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, pearls, Basic Gray ribbon (vinatge), Sizzix branch w/leaves die (vintage)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Take On The Springtime Hello Kit

It is hard to get a photo of something so long.  I draped the garland over a photo of my college girl for you to see some details.  I was asked to put this Springtime Hello Simply Created Garland kit together for a review and was surprised to find it was fun to assemble and there are so many parts that you can make several garlands for the one kit.  It comes with a 10' piece of linen thread and I cut it in half for the above garland.  I used the pieces that mostly had the coral and cantaloupe colors and there is a whole sheet of starfruit, gray and artichoke left for another garland.  The pieces are pre-cut and pre-scored and self adhesive so all I needed was my glue dots to adhere the buttons. I stamped on a few pieces after placed on the garland with the Springtime Hello stamp set.  

I think it is a wonderful kit for the price- $8.95 item# 133330 especially since you will get plenty of parts to make one very long or several smaller garlands if you choose. 
Thanks foe stopping by and have a blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Love You to the Moon!

I made this card for my 15 year old son for Valentine's Day!  Since both of my children were babies, I have told them I love them to the moon and back and to the bottom of the ocean and back and to heaven and back, etc.  So I loved this sentiment and I think he will, too!  
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Love You to the Moon
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Island Indigo
Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo
silver button, Island Indigo twine, Chalk Talk framelits dies, arrow emboss folder

Monday, February 3, 2014

PP181 Valentine Candy Bar Wrapper

I just happen to be in the planning stage to decorate some candy bars for some kids I watch once a month at an event at church.  This month it falls the day before Valentine's so I was going to bring them a Valentine's day treat!  This is a regular sized Hersey's chocolate bar with Real Red card stock wrapped around it and then I made a belly band with a piece of Fresh Prints DSP.  The ends are put through the Scalloped Tag Topper punch that is a new item in our Occasions catalog for spring.  I tied it with ribbon and added the tickets. I thought this worked for boy or girl!  
Hope you are having a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: That's the Ticket
Paper: Fresh Prints DSP stack and Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red and Coastal Cabana
Real Red ribbon (vintage)
Ticket punch, linen thread, Scalloped Tag topper punch

Sunday, February 2, 2014

You're Lovely In Watercolor

This is my 5th and last card for card class this week!  I wanted to use the Watercolor Wonder DSP and nothing was coming together so decided to wait for my new stamp set-You're Lovely and it finally came together!  I also used another set from the Occasions catalog called Petite Petals which has a matching punch.  Fast and easy but best part was that there was a watercolor flower in the bunch!
I hope you enjoy this Super Bowl Sunday!  We will be chowing down on wings and lots more wings and watching Denver win! Fingers crossed!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: You're Lovely (SAB) and Petite Petals
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Watercolor Wonder DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Gumball Green and Smoky Slate
Fancy Fan emboss folder, Deco label framelits dies, rhinestones, Petite Petals punch

SAB- Sale-a-bration time!  For every $50.00 in SU! product you purchase, you receive a free items (13 items to choose from)!!!!  Now Through March 31st, 2014.  

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Fresh For Any Occasion

I made 4 of these this week to add to my card stash.  I wanted something fun and fresh and for any occasion!  I also have some ladies that come to my classes that purchase cards from me and they like when a card can be for any occasion so it is good to have some of those on hand for them, too. 
I hope you have a great Saturday and doing something fun! 
Happy 1st day of February!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Petal Parade (SAB)
Paper: Sweet Sorbet (SAB), Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
1 3/4" and 2 1/2" circle punches, white twine, pearl, scallop circle nestibilities dies

SAB- or sale-a-bration runs from now until March 31st, 2014.  For every $50.00 in SU! product you purchase, you will receive a free item from the SAB brochure!  13 different items to choose from and some are kits and MDS digital emsembles!