Friday, July 31, 2015

FMS197 Lighthouse Goodness

The words here photo real light but they are much more visible in person.  I started with some inspiration from Brian King over at  I used the It's Wild background stamp my wonderful upline Mary Fish at  gave me at convention last week!
I stamp in Soft Sky on Soft Sky card stock.  Added a Basic Black banner and the lighthouse stamp from From Land To Sea.  I hope you have a lovely weekend!
My daughter is having her wisdom teeth extracted today so we are in for a fun weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something to Say, It's Wild, From Land to Sea
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky
Banner Triple punch, Basic Black candy dot

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Here's To You!

This is the card I first designed for my card class but then decided too much DSP hidden plus I never got the color I wanted for the flower.  I first colored in Blushing Bride and then went over it with Melon Mambo.  I used my blender pen but probably would have liked the aqua painter better.  Oh, well.  Sometimes it is fun to try.  
Hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!  

Stamp set: Garden in Bloom, Watercolor Wishes
Paper: Hello Honey, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Whisper White, English Garden
Ink: Hello Honey, Black Stazon, Old Olive, Melon Mambo
Lots of Labels framelits dies, Night of Navy seam binding ribbon, pearl

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

PP255 Special Day

I wanted to design a card where you can see a lot of the DSP and finally after many tries, I finally like how this turned out!  This is also my 3rd card for card class next week.  I feel so blessed that I won this stamp set called Garden in Bloom from my upline Mary Fish at our monthly webinar a few weeks ago. And on top of that, Mary's upline, Lisa Pretto is so generous that she sends out a goodie box each week for being consistant in posting our creations and I won this beautiful DSP called English Garden.  They coordinate and so had to use them together for August card class!
I also love the Tags & Labels dies and how they nest together with so many possibilities! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stamp Set: Garden In Bloom
Paper: English Garden DSP, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pool Party
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pool Party, Hello Honey
Tags & Labels framelits dies, hole punch, Delightful Dijon lace ribbon, Whisper White baker's twine

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Traveler in Lost Lagoon

I wanted to use up some more of my Typeset DSP and then saw  a card I really liked using this set and DSP with Lost Lagoon....really like the combo!  The card I saw was from Cindy Beach over at

I changed it up a bit and pulled out a retired stamp set for the sentiment.
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday!  I am with my girl today who is getting all her wisdom teeth extracted!  So much fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Traveler, Hey You (vintage)
Paper: typeset Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Circle framelits dies, 1 3/4" circle punch 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thanks Vintage Leaves!

I am in love with the Vintage leaves stamp set and dies!  This is the first card for my August card class next week and I did a little casing from my friend Ann Schach over at  I used some of her colors and only stamped and cut a few leaves since my guest will make two of these cards and I did not want them stamping and cutting all night.  But, of course, they can stamp as many as they are willing to cut out that night!  
I hope you have a wonderful week!  I will be sharing more from convention soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Watercolor Wishes and Vintage Leaves
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Bohemian DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Mossy Meadow and Delightful Dijon
Brick wall emboss folder, Leaflets framlits dies, linen thread, Squares framelits dies

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Note Pad for 3D Swap in Watermelon Wonder

Another note pad covered in Watermelon Wonder DSP from the 2015-2017 In Color Paper stack.  I stamped a flower from Flower Shop and added a little Cucumber Crush with a small flower from my Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and that same color in Lace ribbon trim behind. I liked it without a tag or words.  
Enjoy your Sunday...I am flying home today from SLC Utah!  

Stamp set: Flower Shop
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, 2015-2017 In Color Paper Stack
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Pansy punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, pearl, Cucumber Crush 1" lace trim ribbon

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Notepad for 3D Swaps

My sweet friend and down line Tina, bought these note pads at the dollar store to cover and gave me some so I could cover with DSP and decorate for a 3D swap at convention.  I used here the Bohemian DSP.  I covered a few others with the In Color Paper stack in Watermelon Wonder.  I will show those another day.  On the tag, I stamped part of Just For You from Floral Wings stamp set.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Floral Wings
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Bohemian DSP, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink: Delightful Dijon
Bow Builder Punch, Tags & Labels framelits dies, hole punch, Whisper White baker's twine

Friday, July 24, 2015

Pals Swap Card

This is my card for a swap with my stamping group the Pretty Pals!  We swapped Wednesday night at convention.  I made 48 of these guys and yes, hand snipped out 48 (49 including my sample) dragonflies!  I had to have something in purple and use my fav set Awesomely Artistic!
I cased some of the card from Sandi MacIver at 
I hope you have a blessed Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Mint Macaron, Wisteria Wonder 
Greetings thinlits dies

Thursday, July 23, 2015

PPA261 A Nautical Birthday

Displaying PPA 261 Jul 23

I cannot take all the credit for this 20 year old daughter helped me design.  She picked out the color combo and the stamp set.  She also suggested I put different color circle behind the circles. 
I really love the new washi punch...comes in handy for a lot of projects! 
Join the sketch challenge this week and remember you can use any shapes, like stars or squares in this sketch!
Happy designing and stamping!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Something To Say, The Open Sea, Hardwood
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Hello Honey
Linen Thread, Neutral Buttons, washi punch, banner punch, 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2 1/2" circle punches, Circle framelits dies 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Hello & Thanks Dahlia!

I am on my way this am to Salt Lake City for the annual Stampin' Up! Convention!   So Excited!  
I will share when I get back next week!

This is my swap card for general swaps at convention this week.  I used the Greetings thinlit dies in Hello and Thanks to add to the cards. Thanks to my upline Lisa Pretto for the free box of goodies in June I won!  She sent me a pack of Very Vanilla and a pack of Basic Black card stock and a coiuple of rolls of Very Vanilla satin ribbon and the Specialty DSP called Typeset.  I was able to make 66 of these before ran out of the ribbon. 
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Definitely Dahlia 
Paper: Typeset Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Greetings thinlits dies, Very Vanilla 5/8" satin ribbon 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

In My Thoughts!

Love the English Garden DSP!  So easy to use it as a background and add a sentiment for a beautiful card!

I also highly recommend the Tags and Labels dies from SU!  They have 6 of 2 designs which make layering so easy esp. for sentiments!   So glad i have these dies...going to be great heading into the holidays for tags, too!

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

Stamp set: Watercolor Wishes
Paper: English Garden DSP, Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Tags and Labels framelits dies, Mossy Meadow ribbon (vintage)

Monday, July 20, 2015

PP254 Sending Good Thoughts!

As soon as I saw the theme for this week I envisioned using the Lots of Labels for a frame but not sure what to stamp inside the frame...Then I noticed as I looked through my stamp sets that this set called Perfect Pennants is perfectly oriented for this window!  I will have to use them again on a card this way!  I added some flowers from Petite Petals (which I have not used in a while) then a little embossing and I had a quick card!  
Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join the theme challenge this week over at The Paper Players!

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Perfect Pennants
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
rhinestones, Large Polka Dots emboss folder, Bird Builder punch for leaves, Lots of Labels framelits dies, Petite Petals punch

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Groovy Hearts

Another card my daughter helped me design.  She is so funny with, "I start with my color combo so here is a pink card base and then i think we will go black and white."  Then she picked the stamp set and it all tied together for a groovy cute card!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Groovy Love
Paper: Go Wild DSP, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Whisper White seam binding ribbon, rhinestone, Sweetheart punch, Bitty Banner framelits dies

Saturday, July 18, 2015

More Amanda Stamps!

On Tuesday this week as I was finishing some treat boxes for convention swaps, my daughter cranked out three cards for her stash.  She leaves to go back to college soon and wanted to have some cards on hand for friends' smart!
I love the one in the feathers and her layout!
Yes, she is creative!  Did these all on her own.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 17, 2015

FMS195 Hello Butterfly!

Simple card with almost all the 2014-2016 In colors!  I Hope you can play along with this week's sketch challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Watercolor Wings, Kinda Eclectic 
Paper: Whisper White, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist
rhinestones, Greetings thinlits, Bold Butterfly framelits dies 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

PPA260 Flower Patch Birthday!

I got the idea for the background from Kay Kalthoff at  I used a piece of Old Olive card stock and sponged it in Mossy Meadow after I embossed it with the new Brick Wall emboss folder.  I then used the Flower Patch set for the flower and leaves cutting with the Flower fair framelits dies. Very Easy.  Since i had this in mind for a friend's birthday next week, I added the Happy Birthday as a banner from the B. Y. O. P. stamp set
I hope you have a fab Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: B.Y.O.P. and Flower Patch
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Flower Fair framlits dies, pearl, banner punch, Brick Wall emboss folder

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Amanda Stamps!

My 20 year old daughter Amanda joined me in the stamp room on Monday to make some cards for her friends.  She was running through some of my retired card stock and DSP.  She loves to punch stuff out, too!   
Here are a few cards she created: 

Love her creativity!  I hope you enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hello English Garden

Sometimes DSP and a great sentiment is all you need!  I love the English Garden DSP esp. these roses!  I usually hoard my paper but I decided I have all year to buy more of this and I need to use it.  The patterns like this one help to already have a decorated background and then adding a sentiment is easy. This one is from the Watercolor Wishes kit.  
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Watercolor Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, English Garden DSP
candy dots in Blushing Bride 

Monday, July 13, 2015

PP253 Awesomely Artistic Birthday

All the light colors was at first throwing my off but after I decided to choose a stamp set (my favorite in the new SU! annual catalog), it went really well.  I had seen another card on Pinterest do the Hardwood background with the dragonfly and wanted to try it. Thanks Leann Pugliese from for the idea/inspiration!
I decided to try the new Lots of Labels dies in a new way too.  A little snip on the one end gives them a new look. 
I hope you enjoy your day and join the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

Stamp sets: Awesomely Artistic, Hardwood Background, Something to Say
Paper: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Ink: Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand
Word Window and Washi Label punches, Lots Of Labels framelits dies  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy 20th Birthday, Amanda!

Happy 20th Birthday to my awesome daughter Amanda!

Here with me and our puppy Roxy
Here with her daddy on Father's Day!

Here with me at the beach a few weeks back

In the pool her her "little" brother!

With her uncle and brother

On Sanibel Island

On the beach on Sanibel Island 

On our way to Sanibel

the card I made her and posted on Thursday for the color challenge.  She loves anchors and will be crazy over this card! 

I know...she does not look even 14 much less 20!  But she is about to start her junior year of college! So proud of all her accomplishments and creativity!
Wishing her the best year ever!
Love you, Amanda!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Self Close Treat Boxes

I am making several of these self close treat boxes to take as a 3D item for convention in less than two weeks!  Look out Salt Lake City!  I got the tutorial video from France Martin over at

I hope you enjoy your weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

DSP- Bohemian
Card stock-Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Delightful Dijon
Bermuda sequin, Whisper White seam binding ribbon

Friday, July 10, 2015

FMS194 So Loved

Another card for my mom.  Love the font and sizes for the new Watercolor Wishes stamp set in the Watercolor Wishes kit now available in the SU! annual catalog. 
I love this dragonfly and wish there was a punch or die for day!
Enjoy your Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Watercolor Wishes, Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron
Tip Top Taupe 1" dotted lace trim

Thursday, July 9, 2015

PPA259 Happy Anchors Away!

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This is for my daughter's 20th Birthday this Sunday!  She loves anchors and when I saw this color combo,  I knew what this card would be!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
Please join the color challenge over at

Stamp set: The Open Sea and Sea Street
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point, and Silver foil
Ink: Real Red and Pacific Point
Decorative label punch, Chevron emboss folder, 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" circle punches

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Gift Bags For Class

I made some pretty but easy paper gift bags for class member to carry cards home this week!
I hoarded this awesome designer paper and should have used more this spring!
I hope you enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PP252 Better Get Better Mom

My first thought when I saw this nature challenge was to use this set.  Then I saw Ann Schach's card with the leaves set I just got and wanted to play with it.  But in the end I then decided to go back to my original idea and do a little casing from the catalog.  SU! used the jellyfish and did a similar layout with using the striped silver vellum.  I have not used the sweet sea turtle yet and did some watercolor wash behind in Marina Mist.
This card is for my mom who had open heart surgery 4 weeks ago today and is not doing well.  Many complications since home from hospital and I hope this makes her smile!  
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts and From Land To Sea
Paper: Marina Mist, Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Vellum card stock
Ink: Stazon Balck, Marina Mist
Aqua painter, Basic Black candy dots, banner punch