Sunday, August 31, 2014

Grateful For You box

On this past Monday night at club, we played around with the new Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
and some new stamp sets like Fall Fest and For All Things that just came out in the new 2014 Holiday catalog. I love the Blackberry Bliss so I knew I NEEDED the new DSP featuring this color!  The leaves above are stamped but then easily hand snipped. 
I hope you enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: For All Things
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn DSP, Crushed Curry
Ink: Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede
Fun Fall framelits dies, Circle framelits dies,  Natural Chevron ribbon, Color Me Autumn Designer washi tape

Saturday, August 30, 2014

FMS151 Hello Fall Fun

Fun sketch this week from Kim at Freshly Made Sketches!  I wanted to use some of the new Color Me Autumn DSP and leaves, pumpkins or anything fall. 
I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: For All Things, Fall Fest
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Color Me Autumn
Ink: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
Mossy Meadow ribbon, Fun Fall framelits dies

Friday, August 29, 2014

Happy Owling Birthday Jen!'nt he the cutest!!! 
 I want to wish my friend Jen a happy happy happy birthday today!  She loves owls and when I saw this guy online I had to make him!  It was fun going through the way too much retired ribbon I have and cutting pieces to make his belly! Since she loves gray, I had to make him a gray owl!
Thanks to Kirstin Davies, a fellow SU! demo, for the inspiration!
I used a Top Note die for the head, a Large Label framelits die for the body, the curly label punch for the feet, a leave die from the Flower Fair framelits dies for his nose, and lots of circle punches for the eyes!  I decided last minute he had to have some wiggly eyes for fun!
Enjoy your Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PPA217 Hello Fall

Great Day----the 2014 Holiday Catalog starts today!

A sweet 4 x 4 card for Fall with some new Holiday catalog products---how fun!  I had to have the new Color Me Autumn DSP when I saw it had Blackberry Bliss in it!  I knew I wanted to use this pattern with the Bliss as a focal point on the card and then the other elements came together. The new For All Things stamp set is really great!  I especially like the sentiments in the set.
Join us in the sketch challenge on Pals Paper Arts!
I hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: For All Things
Paper: Color Me Autumn DSP, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Soft Suede
pearls, Rich Razzleberry blenabilities marker, Circle framelits dies

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Second Screen Card

I just had to make one in an Oriental theme for my college girl!  This is on its way to her this week!

I love the butterflies and I did heat emboss this in White Emboss powder.  
Have a Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Good Greetings, Thoughts and Prayers
Paper; Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: VersaMark
pearls, Decorative Label, Large Oval, and Scallop Oval punches, Butterfly Wings Embosslits

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Screen Card From Club

We made Screen Cards at club last night.  I made two of them to show and I will post the other tomorrow.  I did heat emboss in black and liked the pop of soft colors with the black.
You can put more words on either leaving a space on the screen to stamp or popping up a sentiment like I did on the front..see above.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Good Greetings, Elements of Style(vintage), Petite Petals
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana
Black Emboss Powder, pearls, Petite Petals and Decorative label punches

Monday, August 25, 2014

PP210 Hello Fall Pumpkin

Very nice and easy sketch challenge from Jaydee this week at The Paper Players!  I knew whatever it was this week I was using my new stamp set Fall Fest with the matching framelits dies!
I love pumpkins thought I am not a fan of orange.  People who know me know that it is my least favorite color.  But starting next weekend, it will be all over my house because I collect a lot of many shapes, sizes, textures, etc.
For the two on this card i stamped the smaller one and then stamped it again on scratch paper and cut it out.  I lay the cut out over this stamped image on vanilla and then stamped my bigger pumpkin to give the depth look.  It is could masking. I need to remember to use it more often because it can give a great look and depth to an image.
I thqanks you for stopping by this Monday and have a lovely day!

Stamp Sets: Fall Fest, For All Things
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow
Vanilla button, natural twine, Circle framelits dies

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Welcome Baby

I decided to make a dresser side-step card for the baby shower I attended yesterday. You can see it is for a girl thought I like the one I cased from Lisa Ann Bernard that was a boy dresser better.  My favorite is the duck!  Anyway, the new mom-to-be loved it!  
Thanks for stopping by and may you have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp set: Something for Baby
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Daffoldil Delight, Green Green, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Island Indigo, Soft Suede
White candy dots, Baby First's framelits dies, Decorative Label punch

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Birthday in Coral

I was playing around finally with my Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  Pretty simple card because I love the Lovely Lace emboss folder and wanted much of it to show. The sentiment is a little crooked but I liked it.  
I hope you have a lovely Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloom With Hope
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuexedo  Black
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive Blendabilites, Lovely Lace emboss folder  

Friday, August 22, 2014

FMS150 Golden Feathers

I have been anxiously awaiting my Four Feathers stamp set and the matching framelits which will be in the new Holiday catalog that begins on August 28th, 2014. I designed this card for the challenge on Wednesday and then awaited my feathers to stamp/die cut on Thursday afternoon and add to card for today.  Yes, it is a lot of gold but it does rock!  Feathers are even better in person and I can't wait to play with them in more colors! 
I hope you have a happy Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Good Greetings, Four Feathers
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Encore Gold
Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, Gold twine, Vintage Vanilla button, Feathers Framelits dies, Gold Sequins

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PPA216 Miss You

I had fun this past Saturday playing at my friend and fellow Pal Patti's house.  She had the Holiday Home stamp set and matching framelits dies and I stamped and cut a few to bring home.  I colored this the way I wanted and then pulled card stock.  Not normally a color combo I would come up with but I liked the way the house came out using my blendabilities! This is on its way to my college girl, of course!
Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Holiday Home (new set in Holiday catalog-August 28th, 2014), Really Good Greetings
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Smoky Slate Blendabilities
rhinestone, Itty Bitty punch pack, Homemade Holiday framelits dies(new Holiday catalog), Perfect Polka Dots emboss folder 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stamping With Pals

I spent the day Saturday over in New Smyrna Beach for some fun stamping time with two of my Pretty Pals friends, fellow demos Jackie Roberts and Patti Carbonell.  We stamped in the am and then went to lunch where the photo above was taken.  then more coloring and stamping and box punching in the afternoon.  A lovely and relaxing day with friends!

Patti blending

Jackie blending away, too!

This is a box that was shown at this year's convention.  Patti provided all the goodies to make it!  I did not place a tag on yet as I will decide that when get ready to give away.   

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Honeycomb Watercolor

I showed my stamp club last month how to use their emboss folders in different ways.  One way was to sponge ink onto a folder and then spritz with water and then lay watercolor paper in the folder, close it, then run your hand (or a brayer) over to make the impression transfer.  I had this piece laying around from that night and decided it needed to be on a card.  I wanted to see the honeycomb so decided it was in need of some flowers in the corner.  I chose this flower from the Flower Shop stamp set because it is a watercolor effect, too. 
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flower Shop
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper
Ink: Perfect Plum , Wild Wasabi, Pool Party
Honeycomb emboss folder, Pansy Punch, pearls, Little Leaves die(vintage), spitzer with water, sponge

Monday, August 18, 2014

PP209 Happy Birthday Cupcake!

Fun challenge this week for a kid's birthday card by LeAnne at Paper Players!  Happy Birthday to your granddaughter!  I send out many girl's birthday cards as I teach 9th grade girls in Sunday School.  So this one will go in my stash for the next upcoming birthday for a sweet 15 year old!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Peace, Love & Cupcakes
Paper: Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight
pearls, Blendabilities-Rich Razzleberry, On Film framelits dies, 2 3/8" scallop, Banner, and 1 3/4" circle punches

Sunday, August 17, 2014

With Sympathy

A sympathy card I made to send to my cousin after the death of my uncle and her father.  I love the Lovely Lace emboss folder.  Always looking for a chance to use it. 
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Bloom With Hope
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Crumb cake, Blushing Bride, Watercolor paper
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe, Black StaZon, Mossy Meadow 
Lovely Lace emboss folder, Deco Label framelits dies, Mossy Meadow ribbon  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Cris-Cross Card Holders

I try to make something each month for my class members to carry their cards home.  Sometimes I decorate a bag which they can use for something else.  I saw these boxes on a another site and thought they would be great.  A little time consuming but I like how they turned out.  I use my retired DSP and card stock when I can for these kind of projects that are gifts.
Glad to use so of that stuff up.  
Have a lovely Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 15, 2014

FMS149 Warmest Wishes

I love the Kinda Eclectic set!  But you have heard this before!  I wanted to use the leaves and decided I needed to use the Mossy Meadow.  It is not getting much attention in my craft room!  It is a dark color of green but I stamped off once before stamping on my card.  Works great!  I always wanted to use a sentiment other than the one that comes in the set.  The script from Blooming With Kindness is always a winner!
I hope you have a winner of a day today and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Blooming With Kindness
Paper: Moonlight Paper stack, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey
Honeycomb emboss folder, Hello Honey ribbon

Thursday, August 14, 2014

PPA215 Happy Together

I tried not to think much about the color.  I knew I needed a wedding card and I concentrated on a sketch. Then I thought of flowers and leaves and it all came together easily.  Love that I had lots of choices in DSP with the Back to Black DSP and the 2013-2015 in color stack. Both of the images I snipped out were fast and easy cutting!
I hope your Thursday is special and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Choose Happiness
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Back To Black DSP, 2013-2015 In Color DSP in Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Slush
Pearls, Light Old Olive Blendabilities marker, Little Leaves die (vintage)  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PP208 Celebrate

Playing around with my BIG Butterfly aka Swallowtail for the color challenge.  I have been wanting to cut it out and pop up on a card but not taken the time.  When I saw this color challenge, I thought "why not?" I used the Work Of Art stamp set to color the butterfly after stamping in Basic Gray. 
Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Good Greetings (coming this fall), Work Of Art, Swallowtail
Paper: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Ink :Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey
Lovey Lace emboss folder

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Choose Happiness

This is the final card for card class this week.  It really took me a long time to design.  In fact, I had to walk away for a night because it just would not come together for me.  I started a fresh with Blackberry Bliss for the bird and then the rest fell in place.  The background piece does not look like Smoky Slate in the photo but it is and stamped in same ink with the flower from the Choose Happiness set.  I would love to snip the bird but I did not want any extra cuts for the class members.   I also love the way the two punches came together with the sentiment!
Happy happy Happy
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Choose Happiness
Paper: Typeset Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz
Artisian and Label Bracket punches, silver twine

Monday, August 11, 2014

Truly Grateful for Fall

This is truly a fall card and the fourth card for card class this week!
I used a little DSP retired from last fall but love these colors together. The wheat is colored with ink and the blender pen. Always love the Woodgrain emboss folder for great texture!
Special thanks to my friend and fellow Pal/demo Ann Schach at for the inspiration!
Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp set: Truly Grateful
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry and vinatge DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede,
Oval and Banner framelits dies, Woodgrain emboss folder, spongues, blender pen  

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy Birthday with Bordering Blooms

I really loved in the new SU! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog the samples using this set with Pool Party and Early Espresso.  I knew I had to design using those colors when I bought this new Photopolymer set.
I really like how simple it turned out and the colors look even more vibrant in person!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp Sets: Bordering Blooms, Hey You and Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso
1" circle punch, Flower Fair Framelits dies

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Hi There Back to Black

Happy Saturday to you!  I have my second class card here for next week's card classes. 
I knew I wanted to use this new set and my new cotton ribbon.  I also have not used the Back to Black DSP enough so had to work that in.  I do love these feathers.  They are stamped in Island Indigo, Black StaZon, and Gold Encore inks.
I hope you have a fab weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Happy Hooray
Paper: Back To Black DSP, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Basic Black
Ink: Black StaZon, Island Indigo, Gold Encore
Island Indigo cotton ribbon, Hexagon punch, 1 1/2" circle punch, Circle framelits dies 

Friday, August 8, 2014

FMS148 Happy Blooming Birthday!

Happy Friday!  I loved this sketch and wanted to use my new hostess set called I Like You.  I have been hoping for a chance to blend away with my Blendabilities and use my new Wisteria Wonder set. The card measures 5" x 5".  Nothing was looking right for a sentiment until I ran across the Happy Blooming Birthday in the Flower Patch set!  Yay!  
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets:  I Like You, Flower Patch
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, and Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Wisteria Wonder
Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive Blendabilities markers, Wisteria Wonder twine, Brights Designer buttons, Lovely Lace emboss folder  

Thursday, August 7, 2014

PPA 214 Fresh Eclectic

This was a great color challenge but I also challenged myself to use all 6 stamps in my favorite set, Kinda Eclectic when designing this card.  I also like the freshness of this card.  
Hope you have a wonderful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Kinda Eclectic 
Paper: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Crisp Cantaloupe
Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches, Island Indigo cotton ribbon  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hello Darling

This is card one for my card class coming up next week.  I was not planning to buy this set because I thought I had no need for the large sentiment.  However, when I looked closer at the other elements in the set, I loved them.  I could not wait to emboss the sequin stamp in gold. I also love the new specialty DSP, Gold Soiree!  Fun and fresh colors together. 
I hope your day is special and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Hello Darling
Paper: Gold Soiree Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Gold foil sheet, Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Calypso Coral, VersaMark, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Gold Emboss powder, Crisp Cantaloupe twine, Deco Label framelits dies, 2 1/2" circle punch

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

PP207 Congratulations with a Button!

Decided to play around with some colors and a sketch I saw from Amy O at
I usually do not add buttons to many cards so they will post easily.  I do like the look they will give a card or project.  I am not a fan of any orange but decided to play a little more with the new in color Tangelo Twist.
I made it work nicely.

I am a little sad today since my college girl in in route by to school.
I will miss her and not see her for almost two months.
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sassy Salutations, Hello Darling
Paper: Whisper White, Moonlight DSP stack, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Tangelo Twist
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches, Brights button, Whisper White twine, rhinestone, Medium Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker

Monday, August 4, 2014

Love Journal

I decorated this Kraft journal for my daughter leaving tomorrow going back to college.  She loves peace signs and feathers. I embossed the dots with VersaMark and gold emboss powder.
I used the Dots Decorative Mask and love how easy it all comes together.

I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Peace, Love, & Cupcakes, A Happy Hooray
Paper: Whisper White and Back to Black DSP
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Gold Encore
Gold Sequins, 1 1/2" circle punch

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Stamp Club Birdhouse Holder

This birdhouse idea came from fellow demo, KellyJean Gettlefinger.  She does a great job with her directions and videos.  I used some retired paper and DSP.  This can hold post it notes or candy or some other item item as a gift.  
Hope your Sunday is lovely and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Stamp Club Waterfall Card

We usually do a special fold card during club but I thought we may have done this one before. Then I realized we had not.  It is a simple and cute card.  I thought the Something to Say stamp set worked well for the three panels and of course, the trio of  images with matching punches made it even more adorable.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!