Saturday, December 31, 2016

Love Notes

Happy New Year's Eve!  
A little Valentine's Day teaser...

I put my make and take with the love notes together
 after coming home from Onstage in Nov.
Then they got buried with other projects on top until I finally
cleaned up my messy room and when I saw them I knew I had not photographed 
them for my blog yet.
I did not put them together just like the photo SU! provided.
I do really like the new DSP paper stack called Sending Love. 
 Lots of Real Red and White happening!
The set is called Sealed With Love and has lots of cute elements in the suite like the 
wooden hearts, mini paper clips and some grosgrain ribbon.
Best of all it comes with matching dies called Love Notes framelits dies
which have an adorable small envelope die. Great bundle in the Occasions
catty that starts Jan. 4th, 2017. 
I hope you have a blessed New Year's Eve and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 30, 2016


I am trying to use up the Fancy Frost DSP I have been
hoarding for months.
I used sponge dauber with 
Island Indigo, Pool Party and then Soft Sky.
Tried for a little water look for my flower. 
No stamping since I used all dies on the front.
That happens sometimes!
I hope you have a fab Friday!

Paper: Fancy Frost DSP, Island Indigo,
Flirty Flamingo
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party and Soft Sky
pearl, Sunshine Wishes thinlits


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Just A Note

I saw a card in my Stampin' Success magazine (SU! magazine
for demos) I wanted to case.
I used the Inside the Lines DSP from the 
SAB(sale-a-bration) catty which starts Jan. 4th, 2017
You can earn the DSP for free with a $50.00 order from Jan. 4th thru
March 31st, 2017.
I sponged on the three colors with the sponge rollers.
I started with Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral.
Then I spritzed it with Watermelon Wonder ink I placed in a Stampin' Spritzer
with a little rubbing alcohol.
Mounted it to a Basic Black base and added a sentiment from 
Flourishing Phrases and a die from Rose Garden.
Hope you have a blessed Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Peekaboo Peach, Calypso Coral, 
Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, 
Inside The Lines DSP
Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol, 
Rose Garden framelits dies
Sponge rollers

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

More Dragonflies!

Yes, more dragonflies are always best!
I started this card with the Fancy Frost DSP. 
I sponged Blushing Bride over it and when done it looked
like Sweet Sugarplum. So I added some glimmer ribbon!
I die cut the dragonflies and placed on my background.
They looked nice but a plain. Adding pearls really did the trick!
I just did a quick sentiment but used on half. The other 
half says "and everything else."
Hope you enjoy your Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Dragonfly Dreams
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Fancy Frost DSP, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Sweet Sugarplum glimmer ribbon, sponge dauber, 
pearls, Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Special Day Dragonfly!

I attempted to case a Peggy Noe card but it did not quite work.
My friend Peggy at designs the most beautiful cards.
I started with background paper called Fancy Frost Specialty DSP.
I sponged the Mint Macaron but it was darker than I wanted and then 
I sponged the Rich Razzleberry in the corners.
I used the Detailed Dragonfly thinlits to cut a Rich Razzleberry dragonfly
and then I cut the same one in vellum. I sponged the vellum in Mint Maracon
and layered on top. It looked plain so I tried to stamp the body stamp
 on the middle of the vellum but it did not look right so I took the sponged and ran it down
then added a little sponging on top of the vellum and finished it with pearls.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Stamp set: Dragonfly Dreams
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, 
Fancy Frost Specialty DSP, Vellum
Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies, sponges, pearls

Monday, December 26, 2016

GDP067 Sharing In Your Sorrow

I wanted to use a tree that goes unused a lot!
I grabbed my Thoughts & Prayers set and thought I can always 
use a sympathy card at ready in my stash.
I started by inking the background stamp from You've Got This
set and then stamped it off once before stamping on white.
I then stamped the tree in Night of Navy and the sentiment.
Layered the images on Night of Navy and some Floral Boutique DSP.
I added some Mint Macaron ribbon.  It turned out soft and pretty.

I hope you can along with the theme challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Stamp set: Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
Paper: Floral Boutique DSP, Whisper White,
Night of Navy
Mint Macaron ribbon

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas To You & Yours!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

This was taken just a week ago as my daughter graduated
from Florida State University!
We are so proud of all her accomplishments!

May you and your family have a blessed day 
and a Happy New Year, too!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

A Lift Me Up Thanks

Happy Christmas Eve!

Another 4.5" sq card from the 
Freshly Made Sketches challenge up until Jan. 2nd, 2017.
I stamped the balloons in Watermelon Wonder on 
Peekaboo Peach card stock.
I used the matching dies to cut them out.
I stamped some clouds in Mint Macaron and a sentiment
from Jar Of Love in Night of Navy.
I added some of the Carried Away DSP to the background.
This awesome paper is from the 2017 SAB brochure and 
you can earn this paper for free when you spend $50
starting the 4th of Jan. thru March 31st, 2017.
Again , I think I will be going through the Peekaboo Peach card stock!
Really like it with the Night of Navy,too!
Head over to play along with the sketch challenge at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Christmas Eve!

Stamp sets: Jar Of Love, Lift Me UP
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White,
Carried Away DSP, Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron
Up & Away framelits dies

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Ferris Wheel

Fun 4.5" sq card!I stamped the Ferris wheel
in Early Espresso and colored the cupcake tops
with a Peekaboo Peach marker.
I added some of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
behind but a sentiment just did not fit anywhere I liked.
I think I will stamp one on inside when I go to use it...can mostly
be a birthday card but can work for congrats, too!
Love the peach and espresso together!
I noticed several of the DSPs are using the Peekaboo Peach color.
I will have to stock up on the card stock!
The set and dies are available in the new Occasions catty
which starts Jan 4th

Hope you can play along with this great sketch over at

The challenge is up til Jan. 2nd, 2017.

Stop by tomorrow for another card I made using the same sketch
but with the Lift Me Up set and dies!

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Friday!

Stamp set: Carousel Birthday
Ink: Early Espresso and Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Peekaboo Peach, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso,
and Cupcakes & Carousels DSP

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thank You From a Friend

My friend and customer, Nancy, brought these to me!
So sweet! She made a small card and 
decorated these yummy chocolates with the Candy Cane Lane DSP.
I always say I am going to do some of these nuggets wrapped
 and then I forget.  Maybe I can do some at Valentine's this new year!
Thank you Nancy!

Hope you have a wonderfully sweet day!
Happy Christmas and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Day To Celebrate

I decided since I had out my water color pencils and aqua painter,
I would play with the carousel horse.
I stamped in Stazon on Very Vanilla and colored with the 
Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, 
Basic Gray, and Early Espresso.
I then cut a circle out of the Cupcakes &Carousels DSP in center of the design.
Layered the stamped image behind and placed on a 5 1/2" sq card stock base.
Was not sure what I wanted to do with a sentiment.
I then looked through my new sets and loved the the font 
on the set So In Love.
I stamped it right on the  DSP.
Really a quick card. 
I will enjoy playing more with these sets!
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: So In Love, Carousel Birthday
Paper: Cupcakes & Carousel DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Stazon Black
Water color pencils, aqua painter, 
Layering Circles framelits dies

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Thanks For Being You

Quick card to post today!
I waned to play with my watercolor pencils and 
aqua painter so pulled out the new SAB
stamp set called Avant Garden.
I has a few floral images, three sentiments and 
a background of dots. 
You can earn it for free with a 50.00 order or more 
starting Jan 4th during Sale-a-bration running til March 31st.
I thought it would be great and easy to water color these flowers
which I think are probably yellow but I love that I can 
imagine any color!
I used the Rich Razzleberry pencil along with the Old Olive.
I stamped one of the sentiments to fit on the side and 
finally used my new Petal Burst emboss folder.  
I do not know why I waited so long to buy this great emboss folder!
I little Sweet Sugarplum glitter ribbon finished it off.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp set: Avant Garden
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Stazon Black
Water color pencils, aqua painter, 
Petal Burst emboss folder, 
Sweet Sugarplum glimmer ribbon

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Parade of Christmas Cards From This Season

Just wanted to share a few of my fav 
Christmas cards I designed this year.
I was excited to send them out and hope
they gave some smiles!
Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Watercolor Flower For You

I stamped the flower in Stazon and then played with 
my new Watercolor pencils.  They will available in the 
2017 Occasions catalog which starts Jan 4th.
You get 13 colors for 16.00. 
I pulled the Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive pencils here.
I colored a little on the flower and then went over with a aqua painter.
I then went back and added a little pencil to the grooves in the petals.
I stamped and colored on Whisper White card stock.
I placed a retired doily behind along with a new stamp lace
from a SAB set called Delicate Details.
You can earn this set of five borders for free with a 
$50.00 purchase during Sale-a-bration (SAB) which 
also starts Jan. 4th thru March 1st.
I hope you enjoy your weekend (last before Christmas
eve and day)!
Thanks for stopping by!


Stamp sets: Birthday Bloom and Delicate Details
Ink: Stazon Black, Melon Mambo
Water color pencils
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
White doily(vintage),
aqua painter

Friday, December 16, 2016

Graduation Day!

So proud of my daughter Amanda!  She graduates today from 
Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee Fl.
She loves turquoise so I pulled from the Festive Birthday DSP.
I also grabbed the Fiesta Time framelits for the streamers.
The sentiment is from B.Y.O.P. and i used some Lots of Labels to layer it.
You may notice a little new Emerald Envy 1/8" ribbon across there...coming 
soon in the new Occasion catalog in Jan. 2017
I hope you have a blessed day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: B.Y.O.P. 
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo,
Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry,
Festive Birthday DSP
Fiesta Time framelits dies, Lots of Labels 
framlits dies, Emerald Envy ribbon, 
Candy dots (vintage)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Few More Christmas Tags!

Just a few more tags I can not remember if I have shown off.
The Purple one is so pretty with the Silver glimmer star and Perfect Plum!
It uses the Star of Light set with Tin of Tags for to and from.
Also the Starlight thinlits dies.
I used the Warmth & Cheer DSP on the second tag along with 
Cookie Cutter Christmas set for the reindeer and the Tin of Tags 
for the sentiment...which is a fav of mine!
I stamped the reindeer on Soft Suede in Early Espresso ink.
I added a little burlap ribbon behind the oval sentiment stamped in Garden Green.

I hope you enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

GDP066 Frosted New Year's Card

I decided to make a New Year's card when I saw this challenge. 
The layout remind me of the Frosted Medallion in this set. 
I stamped the medallion in VersaMark 
and heat embossed with clear emboss powder 
on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.
I stamped the sentiment in the same 
and heat embossed with gold emboss powder.
I then took a sponge dauber and rubbed Sweet Sugarplum
ink allover the medallion. 
I finished it off with some bling-sequins and shiny gold thread!
I attached the card stock to a base of Very Vanilla. 

Hope you can play along with this great sketch challenge 
over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Wednesday!

Stamp set: Frosted Medallions
Ink: VersaMark and Sweet Sugarplum
Paper: Very Vanilla
Gold emboss pwder, Clear emboss powder,
heat tool. sponge dauber, gold thread, Fancy Frost sequins

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

PP325 Silver & Gold Tag

My light box is put away for a few days
 so taking a photo here on my leather sofa.
I cut a circle with white card stock and the layered
 a couple of metallic doilies that I seem to hoard so have lots.  
I heat embossed the sentiment from Tin of Tags in gold emboss powder
and cut it out with a circle die.
A little gold and silver 1/8" ribbon and it was done. 
It even went onto a silver gift bag right after this photo!
Hope you can join the color challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Stamp set: Tin of Tags
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: VersaMark
Metallic doilies, gold and silver 1/8" ribbons,
Circle framelits dies, heat tool,
gold emboss powder, hole punch

Monday, December 12, 2016

More Christmas Tags!

The warm wishes tag is one of my fav I made this year.
It is a two sided DSP, and the lovely pinecone/pines branches
are perfect on it.
The This is For You tag I hand cut the top and corner rounded the bottom.
I added some Fabulous Foil acetate after I stamped the snowflake 
from the set used here- Tin of Tags!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!
I am excited that my daughter is coming home tonight from college!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Christmas Pines, Tin of Tags
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White,
Fabulous Foil acetate, Warmth & Cheer DSP,
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake 
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Early Espresso, Garden Green
Perfect Pines thinlits dies, Gold ribbon, corner rounder,
Stitched framelits dies, Tag topper punch, Crumb Cake bakers twine,
Garden Green thread

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Gingerbread Tags!

Made some gingerbread tags for class last week!
Using the Cookie Cutter Christmas and matching punch
with Candy Cane Lane DSP.
Really like the round one a with the scallop!
I stamped the gingerbread man on the bottom round one in 
White Craft ink on Early Espresso card stock.

Stamp set: Cookie Cutter Christmas and Suite Seasons
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP,
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Real Red, Whisper White craft ink, Early Espresso
Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Layering Circles framelits dies,
Stitched framelits dies, Real Red ribbon (vintage) 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Mark!

Today is my husband's 49th birthday!
I wanted to make him a card with new product so I pulled
out the Lift Me Up set and matching dies. These will be available 
in the Occasions catalog on Jan. 4th, 2017.
You can cut the strips for perfect matching behind the balloon
with the dies.  I also really like this sentiment!
The DSP is a paper you can earn for free with a 50.00 purchase
in Jan. with our SAB (Sale-a-bration) promo.

I hope you can a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Lift Me Up
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron,
Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Carried Away DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Up & Away thinlits dies

Friday, December 9, 2016

Best Wishes Wedding Card

This is another card I designed for the InkBig Design Team in October.
I started with a 4 1/4' square card base in Smoky Slate 
and covered it with the silver side of the Fabulous Foil Acetate.
I stamped the sentiment and used the Layering Oval to cut 
it out along with a scallop back in Smoky Slate.
I stamped the bells in  Smoky and the Mr and Mrs in Basic Gray. 
They punched out and a bow added finished off a sweet little wedding card!

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Stamp set: Seasonal Bells
Ink: Smoky Slate and Basic Gray
Paper: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, 
Fabulous Foil Acetate 
Bell punch, Layering Ovals dies, 1/8" silver ribbon

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Top Fold Bags For Tag Class

I made some bags for my guest for my Christmas tag class.
I got the idea from Kay Kalthoff at
She demoed how to make the bags with the Gift Bag Punch Board.
The demo included the turn down top. I designed my bag 
with some new and some retired Christmas DSP in medium size.
Last photo shows some of my sample tags for class.
I hope you can have a merry day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

GDP065 Thanks To You

Great color challenge for this time of the year!
I have finished my Christmas cards and mailed them out.
But I thought I could do a thank you card (which I will need
in a few weeks for after Christmas gifts)!  
I used some of my load of Candy Cane Christmas DSP!
Yes, I still have lots of it but hopefully my tag 
classes this week will use some up!
The sentiment is from Designer Tin of Cards. 
I had a strap of the ribbon so added it behind.
I hope you have a lovely day and can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Designer Tin of Cards
Paper: Candy Cane Lane DSP, Whisper White, Crumb Cake,
and Early Espresso
Ink: Real Red
Layering Circles dies, Stitched dies, Real Red stitched ribbon

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

PP324 Flurry Tag

When I saw the snowflakes challenge I wanted to play along!
However, I am so done with Christmas cards and all mine are now mailed out!
So since I have tag classes this week, I decided to make a snowflake tag so I
can have another sample for classes.
I stamped the Flurry of Wishes snowflakes in Pool Party and the snowflake
background in same color with a stamp from the
 Christmas Pines stamp set.
I cut the Merry Christmas in a banner and stamped in Night of Navy.
Added a small oval in Pool Party behind.
I used retired Pool Party glimmer ribbon.
Hope you can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have  a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp sets: Christmas Pines, Flurry of Wishes
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Night of Navy
Small Oval punch, Snow Flurry punch,
rhinestones, Scallop tag topper punch,
glimmer Pool Party ribbon,

Monday, December 5, 2016

Happy Christmas!

This is another card I designed for 
the InkBig design team last month. 
It measures 5" square.
I used the cooper foil paper to layer with Very Vanilla and Pool Party.
I heat embossed the flourish with Copper emboss powder. 
I also heat embossed the bells and the sentiment.
I used the copper foil for the bows which were from the 
Santa's Sleigh dies.
I hope you have a wonderful day and a Happy Christmas!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Seasonal Bells
Paper: Copper foil, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
Ink: VersaMark
heat tool, Santa's Sleigh framelits dies,
Bell punch, Bunch of Banner framelits dies,
Copper emboss powder, pearls

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Silver Bells

Love some silver bells.  The song makes me cry.
My grandfather and I sang it together as he played it on the piano.

I punched three bells from silver glimmer paper. 
Embossed some Elegant Eggplant with the holly folder. 
Add a few pine branches and it just sparkles!
I designed this for the InkBig design team last month. 
I have to work purple in where I can. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Stamp set: Seasonal Bells
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Silver glimmer paper,
Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant
Pretty Pines thinlits dies, Bell punch, Silver 1/8"  ribbon,
Holly emboss folder

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Seasonal Bell Tags

A few tags I designed with the Seasonal Bells set and matching punch. 
After I did the first one in Rich Razzleberry and decided to do a "boy" tag in
Dapper Denim. 
I stamped the bell on Sweet Sugarplum card stock
 and punched out with the bell punch. 
Same with the blue in Pool Party card stock. 
A little shiny silver glimmer ribbon and rhinestones and sequins
 to finish them off!
Hope you can have fun making tags this year!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp sets: Seasonal Bells and Tin of Tags
Paper: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum,
Dapper Demin, Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party
Ink: Dapper Denim, Pool Party, 
Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum
Bell punch, Scallop Tag Topper punch,
sequins, Silver Glimmer ribbon, rhinestones, 
Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbons

Friday, December 2, 2016

FMS265 Promise of Christmas

Trying not to make anymore Christmas cards since I do not need
more for this season. 
 However, I did have a friend contact me to buy some Christmas cards
this week.  So this will be in the stash when she comes.  
I stamped the background rays from Kinda Eclectic in 
Delightful Dijon. 
 I then stamped the nativity from Joyful Nativity in Night of Navy
and die cut it out. I stamped the sentiment also in Navy
and popped it up double across.
I hope you can play along over at 
this week with Narelle's awesome sketch!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Joyful Nativity and Kinda Eclectic  
Paper: Night of Navy and Very Vanilla
Ink: Delightful Dijon and Night of Navy
Layering Circles framelits dies, banner punch