Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hi Acorn!

I tried not to get this set but finally broke down and order the bundle-stamp set and punch! 
 I knew I would case this card from my upline and friend, Mary Fish over at 
 She used Rich Razzleberry but I grabbed the Blackberry Bliss! 
I made the "frames" with the square framelits dies. 
 I am not really great lining it all up (such an eyeballer)! 
 My fav part is the little button and twine on the acorn!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Acorny Thanks You
Paper: Whipser White thick card stock for base, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Acorn builder punch, Square framelits dies, Whisper White twine, Blackberry Bliss button (vintage) 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thankful Acorns

Fun card I case a little from Alexandra Grape in Germany at
I wanted to use my new Thankful stamp from Six Saying (host set in SU! 2015 Holiday catalog).  It went a little crooked but I liked anyways.  I used some Awesomely Artistic splatter and leaves from For All Things as a background behind my acorns!  Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Acorny Thank You, Awesomely Artistic, For All Things, and Six Sayings
Paper: Whisper White thick card stock for base, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Ink: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Mossy Meadow
Acorn builder punch, rhinestones

Monday, September 28, 2015

PP264 Acorns In My Thoughts

More fun with acorns...glad I broke down and bought this set and punch.  So fun to punch out and arrange how you want. I used several patterns from the Into The Woods DSP.   I like lots of layers and glad Claire does, too!
 Join this great sketch challenge over at 
Hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Acorny Thank You
Paper: Into the Woods DSP, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Soft Suede
Acorn builder punch, rhinestones, Whisper White twine, Neutrals button,, Scallop edge punch

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Hello Watercolor Leaf

I did a little watercoloring on the leaf.  I love this DSP and usually do not want to cut into it.  But I need to let go and stop hoarding!
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: English Garden DSP, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow
Leaflets framelits, Greetings thinlits dies, blender pen

Saturday, September 26, 2015

FMS205 Acorny Hello

Finally broke down and got the Acorny Thank You stamp and matching punch!  Just saw so many cute projects with it and had to have it!  Go try this great sketch over at
I hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Acorny Thank You
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Into the Woods DSP, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss
Ink: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist, Soft Suede and Blackberry Bliss
Acorn Builder punch, Banner Triple punch, Woodgrain emboss folder, Greetings thinlits dies, linen thread 


Friday, September 25, 2015

#GDP003 Stripes For Baby

Truth is I do not make baby cards but about every three years.  I have not had a season of baby gifts or baby showers much in the past several years so my mind does not think baby easily for a card.  I looked at my Go Wild Background stamp and Zoo Babies was sitting right beside it, so this idea happened!  I will put it in my stash as you never know!
Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join this week's Global Design Project challenge!

Stamp Sets: Go Wild, Zoo Babies
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black and Thick Whisper White for base
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
White Perfect Accents

Thursday, September 24, 2015

PPA269 Flurry of Wishes

I did take this sketch kind of literal with the half circle of vellum (btw-it is the Wonderland vellum which has gold snowflakes on one side and silver ones on the back!)
I stamped in Pool Party and Smoky Slate and punched out lots of the snowflakes with the matching punch. I stamped this great sentiment in Encore Silver which is light but has shimmer on the Pool Party card stock.  
I hope you can join the sketch challenge this week over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flurry of Wishes
Paper: Wonderland vellum, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Pool Party, Encore Silver, Smoky Slate
Snow Flurry punch, rhinestones

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Warm Christmas

I decided I would case a card I saw on Pinterest
 while I had my Flurry of Wishes set out.
  Come back tomorrow for a cool card for my PPA sketch challenge using this set, too!
For this card, I stamped the background all with the second largest snowflake in Pool party ink.  I then stamped the duo snowflakes in Bermuda Bay and punched them out and popped them up on dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment and framed it with the Tags and labels framelits dies!
Hope you have a wonderful Wed. and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flurry of Wishes
Paper: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
rhinestones, Snow Flurry punch, Tags and Labels framelits dies

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Lighthouse Birthday

Another masculine card for my class last week.  Love the lighthouse and this time I did a little simple watercoloring with the blender pen.  Added a little texture to the card with the stripes folder.
Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: From Land To Sea and B.Y.O.P
Paper: Pool Party, Night Of Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Night Of Navy, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Blender Pen, Stripes emboss folder, Black baker's twine

Monday, September 21, 2015

PP263 Leaves and Thanks

I reached for my Vintage leaves stamp set and matching dies as soon as I saw the clean and simple challenge of creating a fall scene this week!  Love these stamps and dies and how many ways we can use them.  With some great DSP, this card was super fast to design and assemble. 
Hope you have a fab Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Vintage Leaves
Paper: Into The Woods DSP, Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Rich Razzleberry
Leaflets framelits dies, gold cord, Greetings thinlits dies

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Happiest English Garden

Lovely card with more English Garden DSP!  This time I went pink and green and used the flower from Crazy About You and the medallion punch.  Extra punch of Old Olive for the "leaves". 
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Crazy About You, Watercolor Wishes
Paper: English Garden DSP, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Old Olive
Ink: Melon Mambo, Blushing Bride
Medallion punch, rhinestone, Melon Mambo ribbon   

Saturday, September 19, 2015

FMS204 Wonderful Pine Christmas

My first card with the new Peaceful Pines set and matching framelits dies!  Only what sentiment to use???..I looked through all my new and old Christmas stamp sets and this one from Wonderful Wreath jumped out at me!  Love the plaid paper as you can tell from me using it two days in a row!
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: peaceful pines and Wonderful Wreath
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, and Merry Moments paper stack
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow
Perfect Pines framelits dies 

Friday, September 18, 2015

GDP#002 Merry Christmas Tag

I started with the tag from Antique Tags which is a new hostess set in the SU! 2015 Holiday catalog. I punched with the Note Tag punch and then colored the image.  That gave me my color combo and I finally got to use the Merry Moments paper stack for the background paper.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Antique Tags
Paper: Merry Moments paper stack, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Old Olive twine, Note Tag punch, blender pen 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

PPA268 Silent Night Stars

I thought of doing a gold background star as soon as I saw this sketch but not sure what I wanted on the top star.  I looked through my current sentiments.  I love the silent night but it was not stacked like I have here.  So I inked one part and stamped on a white star and inked the other word and stamped underneath. I then used the "crackle" vellum from the Wonderland suite in the new 2015 Holiday catalog but needed to use something to hind the glue behind it.  I finally settled on gold sequins and like how it turned out.
Hope you have a Fab Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Wonderland
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Wonderland vellum, Gold foil
Ink: Gold Encore ink
Star framelits dies, gold sequins, fine tip glue pen

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Just For You Butterfly

Another card from last night's card class.  I used a sketch from friend and fellow Pal, Paula Butler!  
Love all the layers and texture!
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Watercolor Wings
Paper: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe
Ink: Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Lots of Labels framelits, Bold Butterfly framelits, Fluttering and Lovely Lace emboss folders , Mint Macaron lace ribbon

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Thankful Leaves

Another card for a class tonight using the Lighthearted Leaves and the matching Leaflets dies!  Love this set and using fall colors!
Have a fun Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Lighthearted Leaves, Sheltering Tree
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Hello Honey
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango
Washi punch, banner punch, Leaflets framelits dies, Gold baker's twine

Monday, September 14, 2015

PP262 Colorful Thanks and Giving

I was doing a little sponging with my three colors and stampd some leaves over...easy layout and sentiment!  Love the Tags and labels framelits dies easy to layer!
I hope you can play along this week!  Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist and So Saffron and Black Stazon
Tags and Labels framelits dies, candy dots in So Saffron

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The Happy Birthday Train!

Great layout for a masculine card using the Traveler set and Guy Greetings!  
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Traveler and Guy Greetings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Typeset Specialty DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Circle framelits dies, Chevron ribbon 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

FMS203 Give Thanks

A quick card with texture!  I used the Woodgrain emboss folder which I love to run my fingers cool!  I used the baby wipe technique for the leave.  Some Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry ink refills dropped on the wipe and then used as my stamp pad.  I like it stamped on Crumb Cake, too.   I hope you can play along with the sketch challenge over at
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Lighthearted Leaves and Good Greetings  
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Leaflets framelits dies, banner punch, candy dot in Tangerine Tango, linen thread, Woodgrain emboss folder

Friday, September 11, 2015

First Global Design Project(GDP) Color Challenge

Sweet card for the first Global Design Project (GDP) color challenge.  These colors made me think butterfly but instead of stamping one, I decided to die cut and stamp my greeting over it!  I love polka dots so I reached for my Designer Series Paper stack in Neutrals and pulled some Smoky Slate paper!  I hope you can join the challenge before it closes tomorrow at noon...thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Dozen Thoughts
Paper: Neutrals DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Smoky Slate
Lots of Labels framelits dies, banner punch, Decorative Dots emboss folder, Butterflies thinlits dies 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

PPA267 Hello Heat Resist

Great color combo but makes me think spring so I was stumped for a little bit on what stamp set would use! Then I thought about a recent card I saw that was using the this heat resist technique.  I stamped one of my favorite set, Awesomely Artistic, in VersaMark and then embossed with clear emboss powder.  I sponged the three colors over and layered up some card stock.  I then realized there was some great Crushed Curry pattern paper in the Cherry On Top DSP paper stack!  Oh Joy, I finished my card pretty quick and love how it turned out!  
I hope you will join the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Close up of resist.

Stamp sets: Crazy For You (hello) and Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Whisper White, Cherry on Top DSP paper stack
Ink: VersaMark, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Crushed Curry
Pool Party cotton ribbon, Clear emboss powder, heat tool

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ornament Bags for Class

These are the bags I made from retired Christmas DSP and used the Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies for decoration!  Several of the ribbons are retired, too!  Great way to use up some of your retired products!  I made these for my customers to take their cards home from our first Christmas card class of the season!

I think the green and blue bags are my fav.

Another quick look at a treat bag I designed really fast!  I used the Floral Frames framlits dies to cut out 6 of the same flower die with the cotton paper assortment in the SU! catalog in Watermelon Wonder and then crumpled it to make this cute flower! The bag was made with the gift bag punch board using Cucumber Crush card stock. I stamped the tag and the butterflies in Delightful Dijon! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thinking of Christmas Ornaments

My last card for September's Christmas card class!  I used the new Delicate Ornaments dies to cut the ornaments out.  The red ornament is using the new red foil and looks so nice and shiny in person.  I also used the silver foil for the ornament tops.  I love the new silver and gold cord from the 2015 Holiday catalog, too!  The Softly Falling emboss is so awesome!  I plan to use even after Christmas!
Another fav is the Precision Base plate that is for cutting detailed thinlits.  I highly recommend this base plate for your special cutting needs!
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Embellished Ornaments
Paper: Red and Silver foil, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red and Old Olive
Softly Falling emboss folder, Delicate Ornaments thinlits dies, Precision Base Plate, Silver cord

Monday, September 7, 2015

PP261 Work Of Art

A quick 4" square card for this week's challenge!  I decided I would make a small note to include in a package I am sending to my college girl.  I started with her fav color- Turquoise!  I pulled two more bright colors and did some simple stamping.  I punched a heart and added bling to finish it off! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!

Stamp set: Work Of Art
Paper: basic Black, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight
heart punch from Itty Bitty punch pack, rhinestone, 1 1/2" circle punch 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Jingle All The Way

Love these dies with its matching stamp set!  I managed to get in lots of colors
 and glimmer paper, too!
I stamped the stars and snow in Whisper White craft ink on the Island Indigo piece for a night sky.  I love any of the sentiments on this card but went with Jingle for this fourth card for my card class this week!
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jingle All The Way
Paper: Silver glimmer paper, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  Ink: Island Indigo, Whisper White craft ink
Sleigh Ride egdelits dies

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Holly Jolly Christmas

I designed this card for my card class next week and did not know the Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon was retired until I went to order more for the class.  Luckily, if we run out I have a few more Cherry Cobbler ribons to use!  Again, I loooove the Christmas Greetings thinlits dies!  You can save by bundling this dies and Holly jolly Greetings stamp set!  I also think this DSP  called Season Of Cheer is awesome!  You can order the set, dies and the DSP in the new 2015 Holiday catalog now!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Holly Jolly Christmas
Paper: Season Of Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler
Christmas Greetings thinlits dies, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon (vintage), corner rounder

Friday, September 4, 2015

FMS202 Every Leaf

I sure did not want to cut this pattern of DSP...I wanted to hoard it!  But my desire to use it on a card won and I love how it turned out.  I stamped the leave, cut it out with the matching die and colored with markers.  I stamped a cool saying also in the Lighthearted leaves stamp set as the center.
I hope you can join this great sketch this week over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps set: Lighthearted Leaves
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Into The Woods DSP
Ink: StaZon Black, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist
Leaflets framelits dies, Banner punch, Linen thread, candy dots in Daffodil Delight

Thursday, September 3, 2015

PPA266 Grateful For You

I did a little casing from my friend and fellow Pal, Brian King at for this card...loved his simple layout and mono colors on his card!  I started with a 5" square base and layered from there.  I hope you can join the color challenge this week over at
Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: For All Things
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
Ink: Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Delightful Dijon
Delightful Dijon lace ribbon

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Peace on Earth

First, the main item I wanted in the new holiday catalog was more thinlits greetings just like this peace and yes, I got them!  Check out the Chrsitmas Greetings thinlits dies on page 34 of the 2015 Holiday catalog for two other semtiments-Merry and Jolly.  It is bundled with the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set too for more savings!
I used On Earth from that stamp set here and the Festival of Trees stamp set that is still current in the 2015-2016 SU! annual catalog.  I stamped the trees off a few times in Always Artichoke ink and added some dazzling diamonds for sparkle!  I emboss the top Sahara Sand panel with the Lucky Stars emboss folder!   I hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Holly Jolly Greetings, Festival Of Trees
Paper: Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Ink: Always Artichoke
Banner punch, Circle framelits dies, Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, Lucky Stars emboss folder, Christmas Greetings thinlits dies