Sunday, January 31, 2016

Bird of Blessings!

My last card for class this week!
I love the hummingbird and these colors on him too!
I layered some vellum behind to soften the Bermuda Bay
card stock! I stamped all three
 layers of the flowers in Calypso Coral. 
 I stamped the bird in Smoky Slate then Bermuda Bay then Black. 
   I hope you have a lovely and Blessed Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Picture Perfect, Rose Wonder
Ink: Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay, Memento Tuxedo Black, Calypso Coral
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Vellum
Very Vanilla thick baker's twine

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Love You Valentine!

The Valentine and 4th card for class this week! 
 I will probably confuse my guest but hopefully they will be forgiving!
  I am allowing them to pick their DSP to use.
  I am also giving them a Blushing Bride glimmer paper heart like above 
and a Blushing Bride card stock heart for their other card.
  I will have some flowers cut in Rose Red to decorate that second heart 
or they can stamp the flower right on the heart. Should be fun and crazy!
I hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Paper: Blushing Bride glimmer paper, Rose Red, Love Blossoms DSP, 
Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Bloomin' Heart thinlits dies, Large Numbers framelits dies (banner die), 
Happy Heart emboss folder

Friday, January 29, 2016

FMS221 Bonjour!

As soon as I saw the sketch challenge, 
I saw my chance to use the Bonjour greeting again!
I started with some of my fav DSP right now-Birthday Bouquet!  
That gave me the color combo. 
 I just wanted to add a little something
 to the corner....I was looking at a balloon
 to punch but then decided on this butterfly. 
 I did not want to take away from the greeting!
I hope you have a fab Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Salut (french set of Hello in SAB) and Best Thoughts
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Blushing Bride
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Whisper White,
 Birthday Bouquet DSP, Watermelon Wonder

Thursday, January 28, 2016

PPA285 Love Without Limits!

Wonderful color combo by Jackie over at
Please play along this week!
I knew I would design with the star fish when I saw the colors this week!
I stamped the star fish on Pink Pirouette card stock
 in Pink and Watermelon then snipped it out.
 I used the Timeless Textures to give some
 grunge background and I used some sequin for a little bling/sparkle!
Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets:Timeless Textures, Picture Perfect
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla, Pink Piruoette
Pink Pirouette candy dot, Love Blossoms embellishment kit(sequins)
banner punch

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

GDP020 Love You With Glimmer!

Today we are casing the Connie Collins and her work! 
 Wish I could photograph as well as create like her!
I cased her black strips and gold glimmer paper along with the gold hearts.  I used the Gold Foil vellum over the Timeless Elegance DSP then cut over a glimmer butterfly!
I am sending this in my college girl's Valentine's day and miss her so much right now!
I hope you can play along at
Thanks for stopping by! and enjoy your Wednesday!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Timeless Elegance DSP, Gold Foil vellum, Very Vanilla
Gold Glimmer paper
Gold Baker's twine, Butterfly thinlits dies, banner punch

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

PP279 Lucky Stars!

Great sketch over at
I am thankful for this sentiment making me pull out my star framelits
 that I usually forget I have!
I used the sentiment from the Going Global set
 and the coordinating DSP is Going Places paper stack!
I hope you have a fabulous Tuesday and thanks stopping by!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: Going Places DSP, Lost Lagoon, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lost Lagoon
Star framelits dies, 1" punch, Triple Banner punch, Linen Thread, Lucky Stars emboss folder

Monday, January 25, 2016

It's My Party!

Third card for class in February!
  I have used several new items here like the Confetti emboss folder at bottom of card. 
 The It's My Party DSP and matching baker's twine!
The sentiment is from a SAB set called Perfect Pairings that is free with a 50.00 SU! product purchase now through March 31st, 2016!
The cute little hat is from another SAB set you can earn free called Hello!
It's A Party!
Have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Perfect Pairings and Hello (SAB)
Ink: Archival Basic Black, and Mint Macaron and Melon Mambo markers
Paper: Whisper White (think and regular), Mint Macaron, 
Melon Mambo, It's My Party DSP
Baker's Twine Combo Pack, Lots Of Labels and Deco Labels framelits dies,
Confetti emboss folder

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Send Me Soaring!

This is my second card for class in February!  I wanted a masculine card that could be used for Valentine's or a birthday.  I stamped the plane on the Crumb Cake and then stamped again on the Whisper White and popped it up over the other plane.  If someone does not want to cut the plane out, they can see what it looks like.   I will show them in class both ways by removing the white plane. 
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sky Is The Limit
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, 
Neutrals Designer Series Paper pack
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Botanical Smiles!

First card for February's card class!
  I love the sentiment from Suite Sayings in the Occasions catalog!
A very fun card that could be for any occasion! 
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Botanical Blooms and Suite Sayings
Paper: Botanical Gardens DSP, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Old Olive, 
Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Basic Black
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Archival Basic Black, Cajun Craze
Botanical Builder framelits dies

Friday, January 22, 2016

FMS220 Fear Not

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought of these flowers. 
 I then thought I need a large sentiment
 and when I grabbed my Rose Wonder stamp set.
I knew right away this was the perfect sentiment!
I stamped the flower in Blackberry Bliss
 and then used Wisteria Wonder stamped off once for the second step
 and then full on Wisteria for the last step.
  I hope you can play along at FMS
this week!
  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: What I Love (SAB) and Rose Wonder
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss

Thursday, January 21, 2016

PPA284 Tea-riffic Sketch!

Yes, this is a busy card....but hey it is bright!
I first thought of the doily when I saw the sketch and then I thought about the Have A Cuppa DSP paper stack I just got and wanted to use!  So the card came together from there!  Hope my drawing of the "stream" from the cup is not too bad!
Hope you can join us at and play along this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Have A Cuppa DSP paper stack, Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White thick and regular, Melon Mambo
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Cups & Kettle framelits dies, pearls, Wisteria Wonder seam binding ribbon, Whisper White doilies, 2" circle ,Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches, Rose Wonder framelits dies

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Balloon Hooray!

Just a simple card.
  I was playing around with the balloon punch
 and making strings with the Balloon Celebration stamp set. 
 I stamped the Hooray! from the new Perfect Pairings set you can earn 
for free with a 50.00 SU! product purchase!
Made the banner but needed a little something behind it.
Looking forward to playing ore with all these sets and punch!
Have a lovely Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Balloon Celebration, Perfect Pairings
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Real Red
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Balloon Bouquet punch, Bermuda Bay thick baker's twine,
Decorative Label punch, 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

PP278 and GDP019 Knows No Distance Valentine!

Combining two challenges today which I never do but they are the same theme so I went with it!
Hope you can play along at 

Very quick clean and simple Valentine for my husband or son...they do not like frills and glitter!
I stamped the sentiment on Sahara Sand and then again on Marina Mist and snipped it out to layer over the Sand one.  I hope you have a blessed Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Ink: Archival Basic Black
1 3/4" and 2" circle punches, 
World Traveler emboss folder, linen thread

Monday, January 18, 2016

Congratulations With Balloon Celebration!

I cased a little from Becky Roberts over at  
She used shades of pink but I tried my hand with the blues.
  I first stamped the top using Island Indigo but I stamped
 off once on my scratch paper before each.
  Same with my next layer of Pool Party and then same with Soft Sky. 
 I wanted a bolder size sentiment so used
 the Congratulations from Sky Is The Limit SAB set. 
Love the Balloon Celebration stamp set but need to do more playing around with it!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sky Is The Limit, Balloon Celebration
Paper: Whisper White (regular and thick)
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Sky

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Know What I Love?

I am casing a little from Kimberly Van Diepen at
She did the flowers in three colors but I changed
 the sentiment and how it is displayed. 
 I started to go straight across then it moved on me and I liked the slant!
All was from the What I Love stamp set you
 can earn free now with SAB until March 31st, 2016
when you spend 50.00 in SU! products!
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: What I love (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Crushed Curry
Candy dots in Wild Wasabi

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bonjour Love Blossoms!

First, this card did not start out to be this!  Here is what happened...
I started with Bonjour and then thought
 I would add the flowers from What I Love around and that would be the card.
But then I thought why not add some DSP and since I had used
 the colors of the Love Blossoms DSP, I grabbed it.
  Now I do not care for this pattern of paper but I am determined to use it!
I added some splattered from the Timeless Textures stamp set and a bow clip
 from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit. 
This is off to my college girl...miss her sooooo much!

Both the Bonjour and the What I Love sets you can earn for free 
 when you spend 50.00 in SU! products now through March 31st, 2016 with the SAB promo.

 The Bonjour is in French (item #141270).  In English, it is Hello (item #141243). 
 This is my first set in French but I could not resist the large Bonjour!
Happy I got it free with the SAB promo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Salut, What I Love, Timeless Textures
Paper: Garden Green, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Rose Red
Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit(bow clip)

Friday, January 15, 2016

FMS219 Just For You!

I decided to flip this sketch around so I could use the Just For You sentiment from Botanicals For You in SAB (which you can earn free when you spend 50.00 in SU!)
I used some of the DSP from the Botanicals suite along with some of the dies to cut the flower and parts.  These could be fun!  I am just starting to play with this suite!  
I hope you have a bloomin' great day and maybe get to play along with the sketch challnge!
Head over to
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Botanicals For You (SAB)
Paper: Botanicals Gardens DSP, Whisper White thick card stock for base, 
Hello Honey, Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Cajun Craze(sponged in center of flower), Archival Basic Black
Botanical Builder framelits dies, rhinestone

Thursday, January 14, 2016

PPA283 Thoughts and Prayers Picture Perfect!

When I have a color challenge, I like to sit my ink pads in those colors pout and stare at them hoping an idea jumps out.  Sometimes , I know if those colors scream a theme or not.  These did not right away so looked at my new sets and then I decided I could somehow make those colors work for the Picture Perfect set.  Well, I did and so happy with the way the card turned out!  I stamped off with the Mint and the Mambo inks as to not need any other colors. 
I hope you can play along this week and work some fresh new colors into your world.  

Head over to to join the fun and see our fresh new blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Picture Perfect and Rose Wonder
Ink: Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

GDP018 Tea-riffic For Mom

You can join this challenge and great sketch over at
I made this for my mom.  She collects tea pots so it will thrill her!
This set and matching dies just came so this is my first card.  
The coordinating DSP is still on the way so I used
 some soft Blushing Bride from the Love Blossoms DSP paper stack.
I hope you have a tea-riffic Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: A Nice Cuppa
Paper: Love Blossoms DSP, Crumb Cake,
 Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder and Crumb Cake
Cups & Kettle framelits dies, Crumb Cake ribbon,
 1" and 3"  Circle punches, Whisper White baker's twine

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

PP277 Soaring With A Turquoise Sky!

First, I want to say that I did use Real Red and Melon Mambo but they look so close when I stamped the sentiment and clouds pink and the plane red, I then added a piece of pink card stock under the sentiment banner so you can tell!  That is the problem with having these two together in a challenge.  But I made it work I think.  Sad thing was I had no Tempting Turquoise card stock at all but was then happy when I realized there was some in the new SAB Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Pulling that out, I choose to use the background as sky and so the Sky Is The Limit set was the first I reached for.  
I hope you can join along at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sky Is The Limit (SAB)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White thick card stock for base, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP (SAB), Melon Mambo, Real Red
banner punch

Monday, January 11, 2016

Bloomin' Love Hearts!

I had this heart cut from Onstage Local in Tampa in Nov.  We cut it from some of the Love Blossoms DSP and I decided to see what it looks like with the heart stamp from Bloomin' Love cut out (by hand btw).  I also cut by hand the banner at bottom but can't wait for the die to come this week from the Large Numbers framelits dies. I used some more Love Blossoms DSP for the background and mounted on Rose Red card stock. 
Hope you have a fun Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Rose Red, Blushing Bride
Paper: Love Blossoms DSP, Red Red, Whisper White
Bloomin' Heart thinlit die, pearls

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Botanicals For You!

I made the background for this card at Onstage Local in Tampa in Nov.  I just had not mounted it to a card base and added a sentiment yet.  Decided to do that today and used  sentiment from the Botanicals For You stamp set in the SAB catalog that coordinates with the Botanicals suite in the the new Occasions catalog. You can earn the Botanicals For You free with a SU! purchase of 50.00.  I stamped on the DSP with some additions to the flowers. Fun!
I am still awaiting the stamp set/dies and DSP to come in this week and I will have more cards for you with these leaves/flowers!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Botanical Blooms, Botanicals For You
Ink: Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze
Paper: Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Botanical Gardens DSP
Botanical Builder framelits dies, banner punch, Brights sequins

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy Birthday With Rose Wonder!

I started with the rose I had already cut out from
 the Perfectly Artistic DSP from the SAB catalog
 (which you can earn free when you spend 50.00 in SU! product!)
I then cut a couple of leaves from the framelits dies
 and glued them beside the rose (so not all on piece here). 
 I glued them ona piece of the Perfectly Artistic DSP
 in Tip Top Taupe to keep it all soft.
  I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP, Mint Macaron
Ink: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride
Rose Garden thinlits dies

Friday, January 8, 2016

FMS218 Going Places Birthday!

I just love the Going Places/Global suite. 
 So my first thought when saw this sketch was this DSP
 and love that I could stamp right to this piece
 for a wonderful background. 
I colored the compass with Delightful Dijon and Sahara Sand markers.  
I also used a new Sale-a-bration(SAB) sentiment set called Perfect Pairings. 
 You can earn this set free when you spend 50.00 in SU! product
 now thru March 31st, 2016.
I need more birthday cards in my stash but this would be great 
for any occasion or other sentiments in the Going Global stamp set!
Have a lovely Friday and the best weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Head over to 
to play along!

Stamp sets: Going Global and Perfect Pairings
Paper: Going Places, Basic Black. Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand
2" circle punch, Sahara Sand candy dot

Thursday, January 7, 2016

PPA282 Picture Perfect Birthday!

I used the watercolor look of the Birthday Bouquet DSP
 for the roses in the Picture Perfect stamp set (which is my fav set in the 
new Occasions catalog for 2016).
 The rose is numbered for a three stamp so I stamped it first in 
Pink Pirouette, then Blushing Bride and last in Melon Mambo 
stamped off once.  
The leaves are also a three stamp and I did the first in 
Mossy Meadow and then Old Olive and then Old Olive
 stamped off once to make lighter. I used the 
sentiment from Rose Wonder but you have to work to
get it straight sometimes! 
For a little bling, 
I added some Blushing Bride Glimmer paper and sequins.    
Hope you can play along with the new PPA schedule.
  We will doing a switch off of sketch and color challenge each week.  
Stop over at to play along!
Thanks for stopping by here and have a lovely Thursday!

Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder, Picture Perfect
Paper: Whisper White thick card stock for base, Melon Mambo,
 Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride glimmer paper,
Birthday Bouquet DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, 
Mossy Meadow and Old Olive
Blushing Bride sequins

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

#GDP017 Love You

Head over to to join the color challenge this week!
  I, of course, thought of the Bloomin' Love set 
and the Love Blossoms DSP when I saw the colors. 
  I hand cut the banner (the matching die not here yet)!
  I wanted to add more embellishments
 but then thought I like how simple
 the card was and let the hearts be the focus! 
 Sending to my college girl today!
Hope you have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Love Blossoms DSP stack
Ink: Garden Green and Rose Red
Circle framelits dies

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Picture Perfect Hummingbird!

Today is a Big Day!  You can not only officially order from the 2016 Occasions 
Catalog but also earn a free item from the Sale-a-bration (SAB) catalog
for every 50.00 you spend in SU! product.  
The Occasions catalog starts today through May 31st, 2016.  
The SAB starts today through March 31st, 2016. 
 You have three months to earn free product!
Stay turned for more SAB products highlighted here!

I spent some time playing to get the hummingbird stamped 
with the right layers of colors but worth it! 
Picture perfect is my fav stamp set in the new Occasions catalog!
This is a 4 step bird and I started with lightest color first.  
I stamped image 1 of bird in Soft Sky.
  I stamped image 2 which is the breast
 in Calypso Coral. 
 I then stamped off once in Pool Party for image 3.
  Last, I stamped Lost Lagoon with image 4.  
I tried several ways and this was the best order. 
I recommend that you play and you might
 like a different order or intensity of color.    
I stamped the sentiment with Rose Wonder and
 the background of bird and banner with Timeless Textures. 
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp sets: Picture Perfect, Rose Wonder, Timeless Textures
Paper: Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Very Vintage designer button, Gold Metallic baker's twine, Triple Banner punch, Deco Labels framelits dies

Monday, January 4, 2016

PP276 1 Great Life!

When I saw the numbers challenge over at,
I thought of the Something to Say set. 
 But I did not need to make a wedding card
 which is probably the intent of the stamps 2 great people.. 1 great life.
  So decided to try to make it a happy birthday
 instead and I like how it turned out.
  I have several birthday coming up especially
 for my 11th grade girls I teach on Sundays at church.  
 I also like to make the little panels of 4 with DSP but forgot to do.
I hope you can play along...thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Something to Say
Paper: Whisper White thick card stock for base, Bermuda Bay, 
Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Whisper White and Cherry On Top DSP stack
rhinestones, Square framelits dies, 1" circle punch,
 Softly Falling emboss folder, 1/4" Bermuda Bay ribbon (vinatge)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bloomin' Heart of Love

Happy 2016!  I hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday season!  I am just getting back to my stamping space after travel and having my college girl home.  I have my stamp space set up in her room and it is hard to work when she is home and has much strolled over the space!

I decided to play with the Bloomin' Heart die and I hand cut the banner.  I used the Love Blossoms DSP to cut the heart die and I kept it simple with one layer of card stock.  I really like the Tip Top Taupe and Blushing Bride together.  I did add in the center of the flowers some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen for some shimmer but does not show up very well in photo. 
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Paper: Love Bloossoms DSP stack, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe
Bloomin' Heart thinlits dies, Wink Of Stella glitter brush(clear), pearls