Thursday, March 31, 2016

PPA294 Friend Card

I love the softness of this card!  
Trying to use some of my Blushing Bride satin ribbon up...
I tend to hoard it!  Love the layout and texture here, too.  
I forget about this emboss folder but it works well with many themes, etc!

I hope you have a lovely Thursday!
Head over the to play
along with this great sketch
by my friend Dawn Tidd!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Bloomin' Love
Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Rose Red
Paper: Love Blossoms DSP paper stack, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Lots of Labels, Large Numbers and Circle framelits dies, 
Bloomin' Heart thinlits dies, Love Blossoms 
embellishment kit for ribbon, rhinestone, 
Modern Mosaic emboss folder

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

GDP029 For My Awesome Friend Lisa!

Well, as Kylie B predicted I did cringe when I saw the color combo
 this week over at
Thanks Bruno!
Mostly because I do not care for Tangelo Twist 
and then the colors only made me think of fall!
But then I remembered I wanted to make a card for my friend 
and one of my awesome uplines, Lisa Pretto!
She has been crazy obsessed with balloons lately
 so I knew I would make her a card with balloons!
All of a sudden I had this card and the pop of color stands out well!
Hope you can think outside the box and join the 
color challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Grateful Bunch and Balloon Celebration
Ink: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Whisper White (regular and thick), Neutrals Designer Series paper pack
Softly Falling emboss folder, Balloon Bouquet punch, 
Early Espresso twine (vintage) 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

PP288 A Star Happy Birthday!

Well, I did exactly as recommended...
I looked at my straps of DSP on my desk and went from there!
  I had scraps of It's My Party DSP and then I thought of the star
I stamped the wreath like circle as well as the Happy Birthday
 sentiment from You're So Lovely stamp set
 and then mounted on a star die cut. Fun!
I have several birthdays for teens coming up so this another perfect card
for that age group!
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Head over to to play along
with this fun sketch!

Stamp set: You're So Lovely
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White,
It's My Party DSP paper stack
Circle and Star framelits dies, Banner Triple punch,
It's My Party Enamel Dots

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happiest Of Birthdays!

Second card for April's card classes next week!
I have been hoarding the glimmer ribbon for this class to use with the 
Birthday Bouquet DSP.  Love how easy this ribbon is to work with...
looked stiff in catalog but it is soft!
I did a little casing from Julie Davison at
I hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Blooms, Something To Say
Ink: Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Birthday Bouquet, Mint Macaron,
 Whisper White regular and thick, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder 
Lots of Label framelits dies, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, 
Pool Party Glimmer ribbon, pearl

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter and Enjoy The Little Things!

Easter Blessings!

This is my first card for April card classes coming next week! 
 I used the wonderful It's My Part DSP pack for my strips and then I heat embossed 
in White on Basic Black.  Finished off with some Melon Mambo/ Basic Black twine.
Just thought how we have not done any heat embossing the last few months!
It needs to be done it!
I hope your Easter is full of blessing and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Enjoy The Little Things and You're So Lovely
Paper: It's My Party DSP pack, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Ink: VersaMark
Circle Framelits dies, White emboss powder, heat tool, Baker's twine combo pack

Saturday, March 26, 2016

In Colors Butterflies!

Last of my Butterfly Basics week! 
Still love to use the elements in this set as background!
I did change the set of butterflies here to Papillon Potpourri stamp set.
These 2014-2016 in color are leaving us soon...
please stock up on your inks, refills, card stock, etc this month!
(4 colors shown above...missing Tangelo Twist)
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri, Butterfly Basics
Paper: Hello Honey, Whisper White
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon
Bitty Butterfly punch, 1/2" circle punch for corners

Friday, March 25, 2016

Going Green Butterfly!

Fourth card in my Butterfly Basics card week! 
 Check out my blog starting Monday (March 21st thru today).  
I started with the Cucumber Crush dots in the 2015-2017 In Colors DSP
and layered my butterflies. I love the white and green together...looks so fresh!
I wanted some texture added so grabbed my honeycomb emboss folder again!  
Prob my fav folder!
Been hoarding the rim pearls...need to use them!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White, Cucumber Crush, 2015-2017 In Colors DSP
Ink: Cucumber Crush
Honeycomb emboss folder, Butterflies thinlits dies, rimmed pearl

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PPA293 For You

Well, now I have only one sheet left of So Saffron card stock!
I like the color ok but never grab it as a yellow.  I like other yellows better. 
I think I only use it in a color combo challenge. 
Anyway, I am still loving the Birthday Blooms stamp set
 and so grabbed it again for this challenge.  
Added a little bling with some Blushing Bride glimmer paper.  
I fussy cut the flower and popped it up!
Hope you can play along with the color challenge this week
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Blooms
Paper: 2015-2017 In color DSP-Mint Macaron, Whisper White,
 Blushing Bride glimmer paper, So Saffon
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, So Saffron
Deco Label framelits dies, Honeycomb emboss folder

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

More Butterflies!

Well, why not another Butterfly Basics card.
 Third card in my series of this awesome stamp set! 
This one measures 4" sq. 
Stamp background and sentiment
 plus punched out a few bitty butterflies all from the same set! 
 This set does deliver! 
The color combo of Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake is great, too!
Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Perfect Plum, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Bitty Butterfly punch, rhinestones

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sending Butterfly Wishes!

Second card from Butterfly Basics:
I love this big butterfly die (as well as my large butterfly stamp called Swallowtail).
 But I do not use them enough.  Do not know why because
I love something like this above where I can "grunge" and make my own background!
I cut out the butterfly twice, once in Bermuda Bay card stock
and the other with vellum.  I sponged Crumb Cake 
ink on the vellum butterfly.  Love the effect!
I hope you get some time to play around and stamp/craft today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Butterfly Basics, Timeless Textures
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, vellum, Bermuda Bay
1" circle punch, Butterflies thinlits dies,
 Bermuda Bay thick baker's twine

Monday, March 21, 2016

PP287 Sweet Watercoloring

First Butterfly Basics card for the week...5 days of one set! 
Promise you will see how versatile this set is this week!
Play along with the Celebrate Spring theme 
over at

I used watercolor paper to stamp 
and color the sweet flower from Butterfly Basics.  
Colors pulled from the English Garden DSP makes it easy. 
I embossed a layer with the Lovely Lace emboss folder for texture plus added 
the jute ribbon.  I did cut the ribbon in half length wise to make not so thick 
going around the card. 
I hope you enjoy your Monday...I will---spring break here! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Delightful Daffodil
Paper: watercolor,  Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, English garden DSP
Lovely Lace emboss folder, White Jute ribbon, aqua painter

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Love Without Limits!

I did some water color wash over the water color paper with Mint Macaron ink.
I stamped my hummingbird fiend in Mint Macaron,
 Garden Green, Cucumber Crush and Rose Red.
 Just a little thick vanilla twine and a few sequin
 and a lovely card ready to send for several occasions. 
I hope you can stamp/craft this week. 
 I will be doing some fun things as it is spring break here!
Have a lovely Palm Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Picture Perfect
Ink: Mint Macaron, Rose Red, Garden Garden,
 Archival Basic Black, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Cucumber Crush, Basic Black, Watercolor paper, Very Vanilla
Very Vanilla thick baker's twine, sequins, aqua painter

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Cute Kids Birthday Card!

This could look like an awesome lollipop but it is in fact a fun balloon! 
 And with a little bling, too!
I did like the heat emboss with gold on the vellum...great banner!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Celebrate Today
Ink: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, and VersaMark
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White,
 Birthday Bouquet DSP, white vellum
Gold sequins, Whisper White baker's twine,
 gold emboss powder, Balloon framelits dies, heat tool

Friday, March 18, 2016

Always Time For Tea!

I designed this card for the Phoenix display back in Feb.
 I used the Timeless Textures set to create a cool background! 
I used some bright colors together for a fun look!
I hope you have a lovely Friday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Timeless Textures, A Nice Cuppa
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Have A Cuppa DSP, 
Paper Piercing tool and template, Cups & Kettle framelits dies

Thursday, March 17, 2016

PPA292 Happiest Of Birthdays!

First, Happy St. Patrick's Day to You!
Wishing you the luck of the Irish today!
( BTW-Wear green or you will be pinched!)

I broke down and got this set! 
 I did not need any more flowers but I love the cards/projects I saw with this set!
I decided on my first card using the set above
I would doing some paper snipping aka fancy cutting!  It was rather easy though I did
not cut out the entire image.  Left off some stems like leaves!
I hope you enjoy your lucky Thursday and can play along at this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Blooms 
Ink: Stazon Black, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey
Paper: Thick and Regular Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet DSP
White doily, Love Blossoms embellishment kit-ribbon, sequins

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Double Trouble!

I had some Basic Black dies still cut from card class a few weeks ago
 and decided to layer over some great DSP. 
I think they look striking on the Blushing Bride stripes from Birthday Bouquet DSP.
Makes for a quick birthday or thank you card!
I hope your day is awesome and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Ink: Archival Basic Black 
Paper: Basic Black, Blushing Bride,
 Birthday Bouquet DSP, Whisper White
Rose Garden thinlits dies

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

GDP027 A Pear Thank You!

I love the Farmers Market DSP...I hoarded it and wish I had used it more.
  Here I "peared" it with the Apple OF My Eye stamp set for a cute and quick Thank You!
A little Brick Wall embossing gives it some more texture!
I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Play along at

Stamp set: Apple Of My Eye
Ink: Hello Honey, Archival Basic Black, Old Olive, Soft Suede
Paper: Very Vanilla, Farmers Market DSP, Old Olive
Old Olive bakers twine, Oval framelits dies, Brick Wall emboss folder

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Heart Smiles!

I had some pieces left from my classes a few weeks ago
 and decided to change the sentiment and flowers on the design.
  I used the flower thinlit die from Rose Garden
 and then the Itty Bitty Accents punch flower layered on top. 
 The leaves are from a vintage die.   
Still love this sentiment and font!
I hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Suite Sayings
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Old Olive
Lovely Lace emboss folder, Rose Garden thinlits dies, pearls,
Itty Bitty Accents punch pack(flower), Lots of Labels framelits dies,
Sizzix branch w/ leaves die (vintage)

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Just Because

I cased the layout and love the label frame used like this!
I also still love this set but do not use it as much as I should.
I hope you have a sweet Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: A Dozen Thoughts, Kinda Eclectic
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Delightful Dijon, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Vellum card stock 
Lots of labels framelits dies, Bitty Butterfly,
 Elegant Butterfly, Rimmed Pearl, Gold Thread

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Purple Friend!

I Do Love Purple!  I started with the idea of the "window"
 and using the brick folder distressed with sponging.
 But wanted to use something I have not used much inside.
I love the dragonfly! 
Love this card...need to try this in some other colors!
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron,
Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake
Oval framelits dies, Brick Wall emboss folder

Friday, March 11, 2016

Blessing Of Easter!

I designed this card for a display in Feb.
  At time, I was trying to figure out how to use the sentiment and something else.
 I decided to use the Blended Bloom stamp and color it with markers
. I am not great at the coloring here but I really like the way the card turned out!
I hope you have a blessed Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Blended Bloom, Suite Sayings, Hardwood
Ink: Crumb Cake, Archival Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry,
 Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Gold baker's twine

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PPA291 Hello Flowers!

 Happy 18th Birthday to my son, my baby, Cole!
I can't believe I have two adult children...where did the time go?

On to the PPA color challenge with a color combo
 by my fearless leader, Mary Fish!

I grabbed this set determines to use it for this color combo
 but then sat awhile trying to come up with a layout. 
 Colors come easy to me but not the layouts!
I wanted to use his set before it is no longer around...SAB ends when March does!
I added to the outside of the envelope and the inside of the card. 
The colors are bright but Pool Party calms them a little bit. 
I sponged some around the white under the Hello to make it softer.
I hope you have an amazing Thursday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: What I Love (SAB)
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Hello You thinlits dies, Cucumber Crush lace ribbon
, rhinestones, Fine tip glue 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Happy 18th Birthday to Cole!

Tomorrow my baby will be 18th and I will have two adult children!  
Where has the time gone?
Posting Cole's card today because I will have to post
 my PPA color challenge card tomorrow!
Love the Number of Years and hope to get much use from them...I assumed
they will carry to the new catalog along with the matching dies!  
Fingers crossed!
I used a mix of blues (Cole's fav color) and I think he will be thrilled with his card!
Have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Number Of Years
Ink: Pacific Point, Pool Point, Island Indigo
Paper: Pool Party, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Large Numbers framelits dies, Pool Party glitter ribbon,
Lucky Stars emboss folder

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Going Global Birthday!

Another take on my card from class last week.  
This time I used the World Traveler emboss folder as a stamp! 
 I used Sahara Sand ink straight from pad to folder
 and closed it and then rubbed it to make the impression.  
Have a world of fun today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Something To Say, Going Global
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Going Places DSP
2 " circle punch, banner punch, World Traveler emboss folder

Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Bunch!

A lot of balloons is how you do it! 
 Another take on my card from last week's class.
 I love the sentiment here from You're So Lovely! 
 So glad I got this set! Well, both of these sets!
I hope you have a lovely Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: You're So Lovely, Balloon Celebration
Ink: Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet DSP
Balloon Bouquet punch

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Happy Happy Happy!

I had some cards left to make after class this week
 and decided to cut my circles of fruit to make "slices". 
I love these sentiments and font from Lovely Amazing You!
I hope you have an amazing Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Lovely Amazing You and Apple Of My Eye
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, and Calypso Coral
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush
1 3/4" circle punch, Calypso Coral twine (vintage) 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

FMS226 Hello Spring!

I had an extra Blushing bride base cut and started there.  
I decided on some DSP with dots to show off my pretty ribbon that 
I have been hoarding but need to use!
I stamped the flower twice in Blushing Bride and cut one smaller to layer. 
Not so good at fussy cutting!
I used a retired leaves die and then added the sentiment
also from the same set as my flower-Crazy About You!
Very quick but adorable card in minutes!
I hope you have a fab baby girl arrives today for spring break!
Happy happy Happy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Crazy About You
Paper: Birthday Bouquet DSP, Whisper White, Blushing Bride,
Mint Macaron
Washi punch, banner punch,
 Love Blossoms embellishment kit for ribbon
 and enamel dot in center of flower, Flower Medallion punch,
Sizzix Branch w/ Leaves die (vintage)

Friday, March 4, 2016

GDP025 Enjoy Your Day!

Global Design Project #025 Colour Challenge

Sweet mix of colors!  I went soft with the Smoky Slate dots
 and love the pop of yellow! 
 I used the banner and the sentiment from You're So lovely.
I hope you enjoy your weekend! 
 I will...excited for my college girl to come home tomorrow
 for spring break and have some beach time!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Butterfly Basics, You're So Lovely
Ink: Archival Basic Gray and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Neutrals DSP in Smoky Slate
Fluttering emboss folder, Large Numbers framelits dies,
Butterfly thinlits dies, Whisper white baker's twine

Thursday, March 3, 2016

PPA 290 A Nice Cuppa Hello!

I choose my DSP first this time
 and then went from there with colors and stamp set, etc.
Not a bad plan because the DSP gives you your color combo
 and the matching stamp set and dies make it quick and easy.
It is bright card but fun and I hope you can play along this week!
And have fun with this sketch!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp sets: A Nice Cuppa, and Perfect Pennants
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Have A Cuppa DSP paper stack, Whisper White, Melon Mambo,
Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder
Cups & Kettle framelits dies, It's My Party enamel dots,
 Wisteria Wonder twine, Square framelits dies

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Criss Cross Card Boxes!

I made these Criss Cross card holders for the guests at my class
 this week to carry home their creations-cards!  
I used retired DSP and ribbon along with retired card stock. 
 These are just a few of the colors I made.
 The tutorial for these are on

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

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

PP284 Thinking Of You Spring!

I looked on my friend and fellow Pal, Brian King's blog Sunday( 
and saw some beautiful spring color combos.
 So I decided to challenge myself to use one I would not have put together 
on my own for this great sketch challenge.
  I picked up Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky but then what to do with them? 
 I knew a quick stamp I could punch out would be helpful in time
 so I reached for my Flower Shop stamps and matching punch! 
 Flowers are so soft but gave it a little boldness
 with the script design from the Neutrals DSP in Smoky Slate.  
Join the challenge over at!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sheltering Tree and Flower Shop
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky
Paper: Whisper White thick and regular, Soft Sky,
 Pink Pirouette, Neutrals DSP in Smoky Slate
Softly Falling emboss folder, Pansy punch, pearls, banner punch