Tuesday, March 31, 2015

PP238 Amazing

I love these Tic-Tac-Toe challenges!  I went with the left row down (yellow, die cut, and flowers)
I already had out my Painted Petals suite of stamps and DSP so it made it so easy.  I stamped the flowers and sentiment then cut it out with the largest die in the Apothecary framelits set but cutting letting the die hang over and making straight edges.  I then used a piece from the Chalk Talk framelits dies to make the two holes on top and bottom to run the ribbon through.
I hope you have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Petals
Paper: painted Petals DSP, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, and Blackberry Bliss
Apothecary Accents framelits dies, Chalk Talk framelits dies, Daffodil Delight ribbon(retired)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thinking Of You With A Technique

Here is another card I made using the tissue technique.  I used Wild Wasabi and Hello Honey on the crystal effects.  I forgot the dazzling diamonds which was fine. I love the water look this technique provides.  
I hope you have a Super Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sheltering Tree, Choose Happiness
Paper: Basic Black, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Window Sheet
Ink: Stazon Black, 
Reinkers: Wild Wasabi, Hello Honey
Hello Honey cotton twine, Circle framelits dies, crystal effects, tissue paper 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A Tissue Paper Technique

A technique I call the tissue paper technique from my friend and fellow Pretty Pal, Lisa Ann Bernard at queenbcreations.net

The Pool Party does not show up in true form here but love this background with the ship.  Looks like water behind.  I took a piece of acetate (window sheet) and stamped the ship from The Open Sea in Stazon Black.  I then rubbed a glob of Crystal Effects over it and dropped some Pool Party and Soft Sky ink on. I swirled those colors around with my finger and then sprinkled a little dazzling diamonds glitter on for sparkle. I laid white tissue paper over it and pressed down to get the bubbles out.  Left it to dry for about three hours. I used the Oval framelits dies to cut the ship and some more card stock for a frame. 
I stamped the charts stamp from the same stamp set in Pool Party for the background.
I should have another example for you this weekend I stamped using the Choose Happiness stamp set. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: The Open Sea
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Basic Black, Window Sheets (acetate)
Ink: Pool Party, Stazon Black, Pool Party and Soft Sky re inkers
Tissue paper, Island Indigo twine, Oval framelits dies, Crystal Effects  

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Feathers Make Me Smile

While I had out my three colors for another card I posted earlier this week out, I made this card with a little splash of color using a fav stamp set called Gorgeous Grunge!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Four Feathers, So You, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry
Crushed Curry ribbon, Feathers framelits dies, corner rounder

Friday, March 27, 2015

FMS179 Wall Of Love

I made this for my college girl and will send it soon.  Her favorite color is turquoise and that is why I threw a blue button on...she will love it!  I have not used the Adventure Bound DSP stack much so when I saw this sketch, I knew I would use it!  I love the cards I have seen where sentiments are stamped right on the bricks in white ink.  I had to try it.  Thanks for stopping by!
Have  a wonderful Friday!

Stamp sets: Yippee-Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Cajun Craze, Adventure Bound DSP stack, 
Ink: Craft Whisper White
Brights button in Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White baker's twine, Gift Card Envelope die for banner

Thursday, March 26, 2015

PPA245 When I need a friend....

Love the Sheer Perfection vellum..wish I got more!  I knew butterflies would play a part in this sketch when I saw it. I thought I could use larger ones but they did not fit so went with the bitty one from Kinda Eclectic and the sentiment from Choose Happiness I do not think I have ever used!
I layered the vellum on Hello Honey and feature our 2014-2016 In colors!
I hope you have a beautiful day and come play along with the sketch at palspaperarts.com!

Stamp sets: Choose happiness, Kinda Eclectic 
Paper: Basic Gray, Hello Honey, Sheer Perfection Designer vellum, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist and Blackberry Bliss
Itty Bitty butterfly punch, banner from Gift Card Envelope thinlit die 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gift Card Holder In Print

I wanted to show the Gift Card Envelope all by itself at club this last night and the best way was to decorate with a belly band!  I cut the envelope with our Kraft card stock.  SU! sells it in a 12" x 12" with a count of 12 sheets for $5.95 (a great deal).
I made the belly band and punch the Flower Medallion out of Newsprint Specialty DSP. I dipped the edges of the flowers in the gold ink pad. I did not use a sentiment as of yet.  I will add when I go to use for whatever occasion. 
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Also used: Gold Sequins, Vintage Vanilla button, Gold twine, 7/8" scallop circle punch in Basic Black.    

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hats Off To You!

Another card using the Gift card Envelope thinlit die for club tonight!  This one is for a special graduate in May, my friend Jessi. I will be tucking cash in the pocket in front. I love how this can be the front of my card or you could attach inside or like my post on Sunday, you can hide under a sentiment! 
Check back tomorrow for a technique we will also be doing at club tonight. 
Have a lovely Tuesday!

Stamp sets: B.Y.O.P., Something To Say, Guy Greetings
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Sweet Taffy DSP, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
Gift card Envelope thinlit die, Star punch from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Mini brads, Island Indigo baker's twine

Monday, March 23, 2015

PP237 Smile

Great sketch...but what is cool is I was about to design a card for my card class in April and wanting to use the big Smile stamp from So You stamp set!  This was the perfect sketch and now I have my last card for class done! Some months I struggle to get all five cards designed and other times like yesterday and today, I get all five done with great inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Monday!

Stamp Sets: So You, Nature's Perfection
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Black to Black
Ink: Stazon Black, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana
Elegant Butterfly punch, Aqua painter, Crushed Curry ribbon, Coastal Cabana ribbon and Calypso Coral ribbon, 1 1/4" scallop circle punch 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

B.Y.O.P. Please

This Tuesday my club is coming over and will we be playing with the gift card envelope thinlit die.  This is a card I saw on my friend Brian King's blog stampwithbrian.com back in January and have been planning to make a gift card holder like this.  
I cut the Birthday Bash DSP out with the die and then placed the sentiment over the flap. I have not played enough with this set yet but will get some use now that Grad season is coming up fast!  I will have a grad card to show this week as well!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: B.Y.O.P. 
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Birthday Bash DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Gift Card Envelope thinlit die, 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Paper Pumpkin

The kit comes with floss in Daffodil Delight and a needle that I could not get threaded but found another one that was larger in my almost never used sewing box!  I decided I am not good withe sew thing so the other 8 cards I might do something different with them.  I will show that off another day!
Hope you enjoy your weekend!  
Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, March 20, 2015

FMS178 Never Stop Exploring

I like this sketch...actually one I use sometimes. I started by looking through my stamp sets and saw one I received as a gift from one of my up lines, Lisa Pettro.  I thought I could put a few of these stamps from Let's Get Away together to make a card.
I hope you have a Fabulous Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Project Life's Let's Get Away
Paper: Smoky Slate, Birthday Bash DSP, Tangerine Tango 
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
Banner from Mini Treat Bag thinlit die, Circle framelits dies, Deco Labels framelits dies, Calypso Coral baker's twine 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

PPA244 Spring Butterfly

The butterfly was the first shape I thought of for this sketch!  So went with it and I really like the colors together!
I used the Irresistibly Yours DSP brayered with Pistachio Pudding.  
Enjoy your Thursday and head over to Palspaperarts.com to play along.

Stamp set: Buttefly Basics
Paper: Irresistibly Yours DSP, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Butterfly thinlits dies, Whisper White twine, brayer 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Butterflies On Vellum

I have been wanting to color the vellum I received free from SAB called Sheer perfection Designer vellum paper stack.  I used markers to color on the back side of the vellum.  I then attached the vellum onto Whisper White card stock with a glue dot in each corner. I really wanted the colors to pop! 
I wish I had got more of the paper...only two 6" x 6" sheets of butterflies!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful day!


Stamp set: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Blushing Bride, Sheer Perfection Designer vellum
Ink: Perfect Plum
Markers: Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride
Whisper White seam binding ribbon, Bitty Banners framelits dies

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thinking Of You Floral

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! 
Hope you enjoy your day!

Playing with the Irresistibly Yours DSP again today.  This time I stamped on it with the Flower Patch stamp set and rubbed with the sponge a little over to cover the places I did not stamp.  Saw the idea on Patty Bennett's blog pattystamps.typepad.com.  
Very bright and spring like!  I hope you have a lucky day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree, Flower Patch 
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and Irresistibly Yours DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral,
Calypso Coral button and baker's twine, Gift Card thinlits dies (used the banner die)

Monday, March 16, 2015

PP236 Amazing Floral

Quick simple floral for the challenge this week.  I already had out my new stamp set called Nature's Perfection.  Great flower here which I colored in with my Melon Mambo marker.  Added a few butterflies in Daffodil Delight.
Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Nature's Perfection, Lovely Amazing You
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: StaZon Black, Daffodil Delight
pearl, Elegant Butterfly punch, Melon Mambo marker 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hello Nature

We just spent some time at Universal Resort Orlando for spring break this weekend. But now my college girl is driving back to school and will not see her for another 6 weeks!  Here is my son, Cole and Amanda, and my husband, Mark at Islands Of Adventure's Harry Potter World with their butter beer!

Next two photos are Friday night at Hard Rock Cafe'. 

New stuff to play with is fun!  I did not need another stamp set but when SU! offered the Nature's Perfection and the In Color accessories, well I did not resist!
I hope you a blessed Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Nature's Perfection and A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss
Elegant Butterfly punch, Blackberry Bliss buttons from in color accessory pack SAB

Saturday, March 14, 2015

My Heart

Love the script in the Lovely Amazing You set!  I had the base and card stock cut from a class but decided to make a different card from the original. I also looked at the color coach for ideas with Melon Mambo (which is a color I use rarely).  
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely weekend!

Stamp sets: Crazy About You, Lovely Amazing You
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crumb cake, Old Olive and Whisper White
Ink; Melon Mambo, Elegant Eggplant
Labels framelits dies, Little Leaves die (vintage), White Jute ribbon, Flower Medallion punch, Honeycomb emboss folder, pearl colored with Old Olive blendie marker 

Friday, March 13, 2015

FMS 177 You're The Best!

I have been waiting for a chance to use my new Sheer Perfection Designer vellum sheets. This seemed the perfect chance.  I grabbed some yellows for background and choose Hello Honey and then used a color combo from there. I really like the fonts in Simply Wonderful stamp set.
Fun sketch so head over and give it a try! 
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a blessed weekend!

Stamp set: Simply Wonderful and Kinda Eclectic
  Paper: Sheer Perfection Designer vellum, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey
Ink: Blushing Bride, Memento Tuxedo Black
Bitty Banners framelits dies, Calypso Coral button, Basic Black twine, Bitty Butterfly punch, pearls 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

PPA243 Soft So Sweet!


I think I took 20 photos of this card and all turned out so light.  Must be the colors I used and lots of white here!  I stamped a piece of Whisper White with the Gorgeous Grunge set in all three colors.  I laid down a strip of the White Jute ribbon and then placed my butterfly dies on top. I added to the center butterfly a small vintage faceted button topped with Soft Sky twine.  Added a tag that says so sweet in Pistachio Pudding from the So You stamp set. 
The size of the finished card is 7" x 4".  
I hope you have a lovely Thursday and go play along with our color challenge over at palspaperarts.com 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: So You, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whsiper White, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding
Ink: Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding
Butterfly Thinlits dies, White jute ribbon, vintage faceted button, Soft Sky twine from Painted Bloom suite, Banner punch 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

PP235 Blooming Tree

I have been looking for an excuse to do another color other than green for the tree in Sheltering Tree!
I have loved seeing pinks and blues (pinks remind me of cherry blossoms!). This tree has So Saffron and Crisp Cantaloupe leaves!  I will send this out to my mom this week....she will enjoy some spring colors!
Play along over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sheltering Tree
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron, and Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, So Saffron
Oval and Labels framelits dies, Banner punch, Wild Wasabi twine from Painted Bloom suite, Perfect Polka Dots emboss folder

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Celebrate Cole!

Happy 17th Birthday to my son, Cole!

Love him so much!

Here is his card today!

I hope you have a special day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Celebrate Today
Paper: Night of Navy, Birthday Bash DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, Night of Navy
Balloon framelits dies, and Bitty Banners framelits dies

Monday, March 9, 2015


Playing around with the Crazy About You and Petal Potpourri sets and Hello You thinlits dies.  I had this card stock cut from February's class and decided to change it up. 
I hope you have an amazing Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Crazy About and Petal Potpourri
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Hello You thinlits dies

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy For You!

Happy Sunday!  Just a quick card to show today.  I still had two of the Blushing Bride butterflies cut from January and wanted to use up. Just matched up with Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and a little Sahara Sand  for a fast card.  
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics and Simply Wonderful (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
Butterfly thinlits dies, White cotton twine from painted Bloom suite

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Lovely Amazing You

I had the pieces cut from a card class last month but decided to do something else with them and the Lovely Amazing You set was lying there waiting!
I hope you have a lovely day! Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Lovely Amazing You
Paper: Gold Soiree DSP, Whisper White and Crisp Cantaloupe
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gold and Calypso Coral
Gold sequins

Friday, March 6, 2015


Nice sketch challenge from Cindy Hall over at Freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.  She did a 4" x 9 1/4' card but said we could do a different dimensional card so I went with a 3" x 6" card to keep the lengthy look!  I started with the Petal Potpourri set and stamped a flower in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with my Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral blendie markers.  I punch it pout with the flower medallion punch but did not like all the white around so cut it off. That gave me my colors combo!  Fun card for my Mom!
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed Friday!

Stamp set: So You and Petal Potpourri
Paper: Brights DSP , Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight and Memento Tuxedo Black
Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Belndie markers, Flower Medallion punch, Scallop border punch, Calypso Coral ribbon from SAB Best Year Ever accessory pack

Thursday, March 5, 2015

PPA242 Lucky Goodie Box


Yes, those colors were screaming St. Patrick's Day! But I thought I would make a goodie box instead of a card!  I saw the clover idea with the bird builder punch (using the stem and 6 wings). Mine is not so lucky since I chose with the space to do a 3 leaf clover and not a 4 leaf. 
I hope you have a wonderful lucky Thursday and thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Garden Green and Gold Glimmer paper
Dies: Bitty Banner and Curvy Keepsake Box
Punches: Bird Builder 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

PP234 Think Spring!

Just need some spring colors and a great spring set and you will have an awesome spring card!  I started with Wisteria Wonder (purple..my fav color) and added Pear Pizzazz then a little Daffodil Delight.  Still love the Irresistibly Yours DSP you can color any color you want!
I hope you play along over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Petals
Paper: Irresistibly Yours DSP, Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight 
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wisteria Wonder, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss
Wisteria Wonder chevron ribbon