Saturday, May 31, 2014

Hello High Tide

I used some left over pieces from when made this card in class in April and added my new friend, Eddy the Octopus and a quick hello banner to send this out to my mom. Hope she gets a chuckle at this eight arm friend! 
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sea Street (in new catalog which begins on June 2nd) and Hardwood
Paper: High Tide DSP, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pacific Point, Pool Party
Ink: Pacific Point and Calypso Coral
Bitty Banners, Banners, and Starburst framelits dies

Friday, May 30, 2014

FMS138 Best Wishes Traveler!

Love the Traveler stamp set in the new Annual Catalog! I cut these two images easily out by hand and then looked for a sentiment to fit my wavy banner die!
I hope you have a fab Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Express Yourself and Traveler
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Epic Day DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Bitty Banners framelits dies, Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon, silver button and Early Espresso twine

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Gusseted Treat Bags

We also made some small gusseted treat bags at club Tuesday night.  I saw these made at our catalog review party in April. It uses a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of DSP which happen to be the size the Designer Series Paper Stacks come in and so easy to pull off a sheet and score, fold and adhere. 
I hope you enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Moonlight DSP stack
Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey card stock

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Gatefold Shutter Card

For Stamp club last night, we made these gatefold shutter cards.  I love the black/red/vanilla combo!

This is the inside when you open: 

I made this for my daughter so used the love you sentiment from Express Yourself for her secret message inside the shutter!
I hope you have a blessed Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Petite Petals, Express Yourself
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Modern Medley DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Circle Framelits dies, Petite Petals and Pansy punches, pearls

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PP197 Happy Birthday in Mambo

I made this card for one of my best friends celebrating her birthday next week.  She loves black and hot pink together...her office is even decorated in those colors!  
Enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Perfectly Penned
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley DSP, Melon Mambo
Ink: VersaMark
Melon Mambo emboss powder, Spiral Flower die,Chalk Talk and Apothecary framelits dies

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Patti

Happy Memorial Day to You!

This card is for my friend and fellow Pretty Pal, Patti Carbonell.
I cased this card from the wonderful Wendy Weixler from  She did it in new Blackberry Bliss and Pink but I know Patti likes blues and greens together.  I wanted to keep it soft so used Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz together.  I like how it turned out.
Patti, I hope you have a wonderful day and loads of fun!

Stamp sets: Work of Art, Something to Say
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Whisper White
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party
Itty Bitty Accents punches, Simply Scored, Word Window and modern label punches, pearls

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Thank You From a Friend

This is a card I receive last week from my friend Patti.  I love the simple design and I love the colors with the black and white. 
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Stamping With A Friend

These are cards made on Thursday visiting my friend and fellow Pal, Patti Carbonell.  We played with the new in colors and and then the new Traveler stamp set.
We also had a wonderful lunch near by the river and not far from the beach in New Smyrna.

Have an amazing weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 23, 2014

FMS137 Hello From The Sea

For some reason when I saw this sketch I knew I wanted to use the Hardwood background then the shells and such came along easy.  
I hope your Friday is Fabulous and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Hardwood, By The Seashore, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar
Ink: Soft Suede
Square Lattice emboss folder, Linen thread

Thursday, May 22, 2014

PPA205 Celebrate!

Simple sketch today!  I really like this image but it is retiring so it will now be vintage!  I will probably keep it since I like this set and it has coordinating framelit dies.  
I hope your Thursday rocks and thanks for stopping by!

Sta,p set: Tag It
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, and Crushed Curry markers
Crushed Curry Candy dots, Circle framelits dies

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Congrats Graduate!

Another Grad card.  I love using this Happy Congratulations set!  I used new colors available in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog starting June 2nd. 
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp sets: Happy Congratulations, Pure Gumption 
Paper: Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, and Wild Wasabi, Black StaZon
Decorative Dots emboss folder

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Amanda's Creation

Another beautiful creation by my daughter Amanda.  She really loves to work that Big Shot. I love this card and her use of emboss folders and colors. 
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 19, 2014

PP196 Blended Watercolor

I did want to play with the Happy Watercolor set and my Blendabilities markers soon and this challenge gave me a wonderful chance for showcase this flower and the Watercolor Wonder DSP. I love this particular pattern from the soft!  
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Monday is blooming!


Stamp sets: Happy Watercolor and Itty Bitty Banners
Paper:  Watercolor Wonder DSP, Whisper White, Cantaloupe Crisp
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento , Cantaloupe Crisp, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities 
Bitty Banner and Oval framelits dies, Cantaloupe Crisp twine

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Razzleberry Blended Bloom

I used my new blendabilities to color the Blended Bloom stamp.  The new pens are alcohol based marker that come in a pack of three shades-a light, medium and a dark.  I finally to play with the Rich Razzleberry set this week and then decided to fussy cut it and pop up on a circle but the rest of the layout i could not decide on. I finally found some old DSP in Razzleberry to place behind. 
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Blended Bloom
Paper: DSP(vintage), Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Circle framelits dies

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bright Future

I have started the grad cards!  I have an open house for a friend today and one next weekend and a few more after that.  I added the envelope to the inside to hold cash.  It is the right size for a gift as well  (dimensions 2" x 3 1/2"). 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Pure Gumption and Happy Congratulations
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White and retired designer paper for envelope inside
Ink: Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Black StaZon
envelope punch board, decorative dots emboss folder

Friday, May 16, 2014

FMS136 Thanks Much!

Cool sketch from Amy this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  I had the new Moonlight DSP stack on my desk so decided to go with those colors and designs.  I was trying to go with something other than a circle and glad I pulled out my hexagons.  I had a customer buy several of my thank yous from my stash this week so used the thanks much.  
Hope you have a fab Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Serts: Gorgeous Grunge, Six-sided Sampler
Paper: Sahara Sand, Moonlight DSP stack, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Island Indigo twine, clear vintage button, hexagon punch, Square framelits dies 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

PPA204 Yippee Sea Street

My first time playing with new set Sea Street and matching DSP.  It was fun playing with Mr. Octopus but then what sentiment goes? I choose some yippee to go with the sea friends!
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sea Street and Yippee-Skippee
Paper: Maritime DSP, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Real Red
Extra Large oval punch, Stripes emboss folder

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Handmade by Amanda!

Here are a couple of cards my daughter made when home last week.  She likes having some with her at school to use for when an occasion comes up.  She was so proud designing her own cards.  She loves to work the Big Shot, too.
I hope your Wednesday is awesome and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New Colors!!!

This card is for my card classes this week. It features new in colors like the Blackberry Bliss on the card front.  I love having a new purple..was hoping for an orchid type shade but this color is so rich. The DSP stack called Moonlight used above on the panel and the oval has the Blackberry and Hello Honey and neutral shades. I like these colors together. 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a lovely Tuesday!
New 2014-2015 Catalog begins June 2nd, 2014

Stamp Set: Simple Sketches
Paper, Moonlight DSP stack (available June 2nd), Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey (June 2nd), Whisper White
Ink: Black StaZon, White craft ink, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand
Oval framelits dies, Aqua painter

Monday, May 12, 2014

PP195 Just Because Best of Butterflies

I like this color challenge and my mind went to flowers when saw these colors but then I wanted to do something other than flowers.  I then thought of my butterflies and how I love this one butterfly stamp I used on this card.  I also love the script in this sentiment.  I wish there was a whole set in the same font/script.
Enjoy your Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Best of Butterflies, A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White  
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
lace border punch (vintage)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Actually it is my first Mother's day without my first born with me.  My college girl left yesterday to head back to school for 6 weeks of summer classes and returns home around June 21st.  We went out to celebrate Friday night and I have my baby (who is 16) here today but it just ain't the same!
Love that girl. We went to get our nails done together on Wednesday (pic above).
She made several cards herself while home but I just love this one!  This was my Mother's Day.  She made the kimono herself.  She also works the big shot like a pro! It says love in Japanese. .
I am so proud of her!

Here is a pic of my baby boy so I am not showing favor!

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Love this guy, too!

Have a Happy Mother's Day!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fabulous Work of Art!

Playing around with a new stamp set called Work Of Art!  Love all the paint/brushstrokes! I made it look like it is framed!  Much more crisp looking in person!
Hope you have a fab weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Work Of Art
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Memento Tuxedo Black, Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry
On Film framelits dies, Crushed Curry candy dots

Friday, May 9, 2014

FMS135 Can't Stop Smiling!

I thought this would make my mom smile.
I went with bright colors that pop on the Basic Gray.
I hope you enjoy your Friday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Love You To The Moon
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry,Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Hello Honey
Bermuda Bay ribbon, Banner punch, Chalk Talk framelits dies

Thursday, May 8, 2014

PPA203 Celebrate Lion Style!


Color Challenge...hard for me!  But this one I knew it would be masculine card and what set I wanted.  It is simple but love the texture!  
I hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Express Yourself and Zoo Review
Paper: Night Of Navy, Cajun Craze, and Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy and Cajun Craze
Banner and Oval framelits dies, Natural Chevron ribbon 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Just Because Dahlias!

Another card for card class next week.  I knew I wanted to use this set and then thought of my Melon Mambo emboss powder to emboss the flower.  Love the way it turned out!
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Regarding Dahlias
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Very Vanilla, Melon Mambo
Ink: Black StaZon, VersaMark
Melon Mambo emboss powder, Circle framelits dies, Melon Mambo ribbon,

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Father's Day

First, I want to say Happy 24th Anniversary to my wonderful husband, Mark!  We will be celebrating tonight at an Italian restaurant we both enjoy! 

I know Mother's day has not even happened yet but we will do this card next week at card class for Father's day or can be any occasion! 
I got this inspiration from my friend and fellow demo, Brian King from
I love the triple time stamping but love it even more with the use of several different card stock colors!
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your Tuesday!

Stamp set: By The Seashore and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Natural twine, Modern Label and Word Window punches

Monday, May 5, 2014

PP194 For Mother

First, Happy Cinco de Mayo!  

I just wanted to make a card with mostly purple for my Mom.  I already made a Mother's Day card and got it off in the mail. But I mail my mom a card each Friday.  If it is late, she calls!  She looks forward to going to that mail box for her handmade card and it usually comes on Tues. (from Orlando to Atlanta)
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set:  Lacy & Lovely and Express Yourself
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum
Wisteria Wonder ribbon

Saturday, May 3, 2014

From A Friend

On Monday night, I attended a special event for demos!  We were not only able to see the new catalog, but get it in our hands!  That was special but the most fun was meeting up with 4 other Pals and eating and visiting before hand and experiencing the new catalog reveal together, too! 
My friend and fellow Pal, Frenchie, gave us these candy/treat holders she made!  Love it!  The colors and the chocolate!
Enjoy your weekend!  My college girl is home for about a week and we will be shopping!
Thanks for stopping by!