Monday, June 30, 2014

PP202 Peace & Happy Birthday!

Just a fun card for the Tic/Tac/Toe challenge.  I went down the right side with Happy Birthday/Any shade of green/Embossing.  I turned to my Sweet Taffy DSP to start color combo.  I wanted to add the peace and the cupcake stamps so this is what I incorporated in the end. 
I hope you have a great Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Peace, Love & Cupcakes
Paper: Sweet Taffy DSP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight
Decorative Dots emboss folder, 1", 1 3/4", 2" circle punches

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Be You Tiful

I had no plan to get this stamp set but I saw a video using it and decided I had to have it!  The matching framelits make it a true bonus!  I can see lots of playing with this two step stamp in the future.  It is also my first photopolymer stamp set and it is working out fine!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Hardwood, Flower Patch
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Flower fair framelits dies, banner punch

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Thoughts

More playing with my Blendabilities.  I like the soft look of the white on white!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Bloom with Hope
Paper: Whisper White, vinatge DSP
Ink: Black Memento,Rich Razzleberry, Blendabilities markers-Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Oval framelits dies, Old Olive ribbon (vintage)   

Friday, June 27, 2014

FMS 142 Be You

Soooooo Happy for this sketch today from Freshly Made Sketches and Jen B!  I needed to design my last card for card class in July and knew i wanted to use this new set Flower Patch.  I just did not know how I was going to lay it out but had in my head I wanted to stamp the flower in Blackberry Bliss.  I used the color coach for Bliss and it said Soft Sky and Old Olive.  I decided to give it a try since I wanted Olive for my leaves anyway!  Love the way it turned out.   I just could not decided about the ribbon it bottom.  It just need something there. 
I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flower Patch
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Moonlight DSP
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Soft Sky
rhinestone, Flower Fair framelits dies,Old Olive taffeta ribbon (vintage)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

PPA209 Love Heart

Fun stamp set!  Peace, Love & Cupcakes is a new set in the 2014-2015 SU! catalog.  I bought this set because my daughter loves cupcakes and peace signs and her 19th birthday in coming up next month.  
I hope you enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peace, Love & Cupcakes
Paper: Moonlight DSP, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray
Ink: Hello Honey and Basic Gray
rhinestones, 1 3/4", 2" and 2 1/2" circle punches

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PM DC-048 Celebrate!

2014 PMDC-048

Can see challenge at

Simple card but sending it out Friday to my mom.  She loves anything Patriotic and USA flags!  I used the new decorative masks in the new catalog.  One set has hearts and stars and the other set has dots and stripes.  I laid the masked down on my card stock and sponged the ink color on.  Very easy but I love the look...probably because I love sponging.  Always have!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sketched Birthday
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Island Indigo
Ink: Whisper White craft ink, Real Red
Decorative Masks, Bitty Banners and Label card framelits dies, sponges

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Little Kindness

 I did a little casing from the new SU! 2014-2015 catalog from page 164 where one of my favorite sets is located!  I love Crumb Cake and buy loads of that card stock and envelopes.  I think this stamp sets lends well to using with that card stock so you may see them often together!
I hope you Tuesday is wonderful and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Bitty Butterfly punch, Oval and Apothecary Accents framelits dies, Mossy Meadow ribbon  

Monday, June 23, 2014

PP201 Hello Hive

I decided to use the Hexagon Hive thinlit for first time today...just got it this week!
I would not have picked these colors on my own but when I looked at the color coach for Blackberry Bliss (which I knew I wanted for my flowers) it suggested Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo.  Crazy but they do look cheerful together!  I used Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive on the leaves. 
I hope this makes my mom smile when she receives it!  
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Monday!

Stamp set: Flower Patch, Honeycomb Hello
Paper: Moonlight DSP, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo
Hexagon Hive thinlit die, rhinestones, Banner and Flower Fair framelits dies  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

FMS141 Happy Birthday Pansies

I really liked this design..thanks Cindy Hall!  However I am not good with measurements so it is not perfectly cut I am sure.  The flowers do pop out more than they seem to in the photo.
I hope you have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Express Yourself (vintage), Flower Shop
Paper: Whisper White, 2013-2015 In Color DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe
Little Leaves die (vintage), Bitty Banner frramelits, Pansy and Boho Blossoms punches, rhinestones

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Kindness Eclectic

Today will be the best college girl comes home for the summer!  She took 6 weeks of summer classes and will be home until early August!  Can't wait to get my arms around her!

So excited to finally play with this set.  It is my second favorite in the new 2014-2015 SU! catalog!
I knew I wanted to use the Hello Honey for the sun stamp but the other colors easily fell in place.  I love how the In Colors go well together.  I also love having more butterflies to play with as well!
Have a super Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist
rhinestones, Lost Lagoon ribbon, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches 

Friday, June 20, 2014

PP200 Love you

Happy Friday!  
I decided to do another one of the challenges offered from Paper Players 200th challenge this week!
I was playing with my Blendabilities and having fun!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Something to Say, Bloom with Hope
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Quadefancy DSP(vintage)
Ink: Blenabilities markers-Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Skin Tone, Chocolate Chip marker, Black Memento
Mossy Meadow ribbon, Label framelits dies

Thursday, June 19, 2014

PPA208 For You

When saw this sketch challenge for some reason my mind went to the chevron ribbon for the top piece and then the colors fell in place including the pattern.  
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Round Array, Flower Shop
Paper: Moonlight DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss,
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride chevron ribbon, Honeycomb emboss folder, Banner framleits dies,
rhinestones, pansy and 7/8' scallop circle punches 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Grateful Traveler

I had some left over pieces from my card class and decided to use the globe which had not seen any ink yet!  Still my favorite new set in the new annual catalog!  I ran my Crumb Cake piece of card stock through the big shot in one direction and then another with the stylish stripes folder.  It gave a cool effect. 
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Traveler, Something to Say
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP (vintage)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Square framelits dies, Distress tool, Cherry Cobbler twine, Stylish Stripes emboss folder 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PP200 A Watercolor Painting

Paper Players are celebrating their 200th challenge and we got to pick which throwback challenge we would like to do based on what the design team choose.  I choose to do some watercoloring.  I always love a chance to watercolor!

I wanted this to look like a painting hanging on the wood paneled wall. That is why I also did not place a sentiment on it.  I will stamp one inside when I go to use it. 
Hope your day is filled with something wonderful!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Hardwood, Blessed Easter
Paper: Watercolor paper, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Black StaZon, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride
Label and Oval framelits dies, Paper pierce templete-Occasions, Mossy Meadow ribbon

Monday, June 16, 2014

FMS140 To Be Wonderful

I started with new in colors and then looked at the Perfect Pennants set in front of me and thought that it had great elements for this sketch.  I am sending this to my mom this week.  
Hope you have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Perfect Pennants, Work of Art, Something to Say
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Ink:   Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
Itty Biity Accents punches, 1 3/4", 2" circle punches

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Reposting my Father's Day card from May's class.
Happy Father's Day to my dad and all the wonderful dads out there!
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blended Florets

I used my blendabilities to color the flowers in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I then used the stems from the Simple Stems set for my florets.  I made a mistake with my words by the flowers so had to cut a banner to cover up.  Yes, you can cover up about any mistake!
Have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Itty Bitty Banners, Fabulous Florets (vintage) and Simple Stems (vintage)
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Ink: Memento Black, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Olive Blendabilities markers 
Bitty Banners, Deco Label framelits dies, Scallops Textured emboss folder, White ribbon (vintage)    

Friday, June 13, 2014

You & Me

Made this card for my daughter with all piece left over from cutting another card.  Missing her as she is finishing up summer classes but will be home soon!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something to Say and Perfect Pennants
Paper: Moonlight DSP stack, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss
rhinestones, Itty Bitty punch pack, Circle and Oval framelits dies  

Thursday, June 12, 2014

PPA207 Nautical Traveler

I did use Night of Navy in place of Midnight Muse since it just retired. Love that I remembered to use some candy dots and I think it made it look more nautical!
Have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Traveler
Paper: Maritime DSP, Night of Navy, Real Red and Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy
Window framelit dies, Real Red candy dots, Stylish Stripes emboss folder

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Painted Butterfly

I loved the card Jan Tinklenberg at designed using the Work of Art set to paint the butterfly. Love these colors together on this card!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a Fab Wednesday!

Stamp sets: Itty Bitty banners, Work of Art, Gorgeous Grunge, Swallowtail
Paper: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink:   Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss
Bitty Banners framelits dies

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Envie Boxes

I made these for my card class last night.  Made several colors and used different DSP. I used the Envelope Punch Board and cut for size 6 x 7 envelope. I scored an extra inch in to make them boxes to hold the cards from class.
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, June 9, 2014

PP199 Nautical Birthday Wish

I have two color challenges this week and both are the same color combo.  But I did choose to do two different cards so I could post two different days.  The other will be up on this Thursday.
I used the Mojo Monday sketch from last week to start and knew I wanted to dig into my Maritime DSP again.   I like how it turned out! 
 I hope you have the best Monday ever.  I am packing for the beach and can't wait to be there on tomorrow! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: The Open Sea, Banner Greetings (vintage)
Paper: Whisper White, Maritime DSP, Night Of Navy, Real Real
Ink: Night Of Navy, Real Real
White Candy dot, banner framelits dies, 1 3/4" circle punch, Envelope Punch Board (for corner rounder)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Watercolor Thanks

I really wanted to use the new in color Mossy Meadow but not sure what color combo worked well and not be real dark, too.  I had some of my Pretty Pals weigh in on colors and I decided to try Mossy Meadow with Blushing Bride and Crumb Cake.  It was the soft look I was wanting to do some water coloring.  I love the new ribbons also. Very easy to work with and gives a wonderful finish. 
Hope you have a lovely Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched and Happy Watercolor 
Paper: Watercolor paper, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Mossy Meadow, Black StaZon
Label framelits dies, Mossy Meadow ribbon, Aqua Painter, Honeycomb emboss folder 


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thank You In Flowers and Dots

I have been wanting to make a card punching out the circle and putting some DSP behind but not really knowing what I wanted to use to decorate the center.  Then I saw a card by Debra Vaughan and loved how she used these three flowers all with matching punches layered together!  I went through my DSP over and over trying to decided and finally landed on the dots pattern in the in color DSP paper stack. I really like the Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar together!
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Mixed Bunch and Perfectly Penned
Paper: 2013-2015 In colors DSP Paper Stack, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
rhinestones, Circle framelits dies, Baked Brown Sugar trim ribbon, Blossom, Pansy, and Petite Petals punches   

Friday, June 6, 2014

FMS139 Rule the World!

I saw another card using the Perfect Blend set right before i saw this challenge and so I decided to pull my set out (not used it in while).  I looked through my DSP and saw the Retro Fresh and knew it was the best fit.  Just before I went to make some banners I thought about the Retro Fresh washi tape which I have not used but once and made some stripes with it. 
Hope you enjoy your Friday and have a fab weekend!  
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Perfect Blend
Paper: Retro Fresh DSp, Tanerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White
Ink: Black StaZon and Sahara Sand(shaded the lid)
Angled Tag Topper punch, Coastal Cabana trim, mini clothespin, Retro Fresh and Watercolor Wonder washi tape  

Thursday, June 5, 2014

PPA206 Hip Hip Fish!

Enjoyed making this card.  I knew I would do the hardwood effect with Baked Brown Sugar cs and ink and thenI cut out the oval and place a piece of Whisper White behind to stamp the sea fan in So Saffron.  I then stamped and cut out the fish in Pacific Point ink. I popped the hardwood piece up on dimensionals and my fish friend as well. Took me a while to decide on a sentiment but went with this one for a celebration or birthday! 
Enjoy this day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Hip Notes, Hardwood, and By The Tide
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pacific Point and Whisper White
Ink: So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar and Pacific Point
Oval and Banner framelits dies

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

PP198 Mr & Mrs

I actually have not used the stamp in the Label Love set yet so thought of it when saw this challenge.  I also knew i wanted to use some of my vellum and decided on a white/black/gold combo. 
I hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Label Love
Paper: gold Vellum and foil paper, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Ink: Black StaZon
Whisper White organza ribbon, Artisan Label punch

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Happy Birthday From Eddy

Second card for card class next week!  Love my friend Eddy the Octopus!  I added some fish friends behind him and he wants to wish someone a special birthday!
Love the Maritime DSP, too!
We are headed to Blizzard Beach Waterpark at Disney today for some fun in the sun/water!
 I hope you have a fun Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sea Street, Something to Say
Paper: Maritime DSP, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Real Real, Coastal Cabana
Circle, Banner and Bitty Banner framelits dies, Banner punch

Monday, June 2, 2014

Can't Thank You Enough in Lost Lagoon

This is my third card for card class coming up this next week.  I wanted to feature the Lost Lagoon in color with the Basic Gray and thought this Mojo Monday sketch from April 2014 was right on.  I also got to use the stars from  the Something to Say set and the matching bitty punch. I like the frame look here, too. Hope you have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something to Say, Chalk Talk
Paper: Moonlight DSP stack, Lost Lagoon, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Hello Honey
Ink: Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon and Basic Gray
Oval framelits dies, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Lost Lagoon ribbon, decorative Dots emboss folder, rhinestones

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vintage Traveler

Happy 1st day of June!
This is the first card for June's card class coming up next week!  This is my favorite set in new catalog which goes live tomorrow so get your wish list ready!
I wanted it to have a vintage look and got inspiration from another demo, Debbie Keane.  Lots of sponging gives it an antique look and it is definitely masculine. 
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Traveler and Off The Grid
Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, First Edition DSP (vinatge),Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Island Indigo 
Alphabet emboss folder, Square framelits dies, linen twine, silver button