Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's A Good Day!

This is the first card for my May card classes coming up in a week. 
Been wanting to use the Hearth & Home die with the Happy Home set. 
 It did not make it into the  new 2016-2017 SU! catalog but it is really 
great for watercoloring.

I choose to do a beach scene but will have some green out for those who
want a green hill instead!
I used water color paper and did some sky then some sea!
Love the way the scene turned out as well as the card!
Added some new Whisper White thick twine and the cute 
It's A Good Day!

I hope you have a good day, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Happy Home
Paper: Watercoloring paper, Marina Mist, Whisper White,
Crumb Cake
Ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, 
Soft Sky, Marina Mist
Hearth & Home thinlits dies, Thick Whisper White twine, aqua painter

Friday, April 29, 2016

FMS224 Mother's Day Hummingbird and A Peak At Emerald Envy

I needed to make another Mother's Day card for my step mother 
and knew I would use the hummingbird since she is crazy about them or any birds!
So this sketch fell at just the right time..exactly what I needed!
I stamped my winged friend in Mint Macaron, then his Rose Red chest was second.
  I stamped off once with the new Emerald Envy and then full on with the fourth step. 
He was hand snipped out and popped up with a dimensional.
You can see the Emerald Envy is used here for my sentiment at the bottom.  
I also cut a little new DSP from the Playful Palette designer paper stack.
The roses were stamped in Pink Pirouette then Blushing Bride and last, Rose Red.

A few roses on the inside for color!
I hope you can play along with this great simple sketch 
over at
this week!
Have a lovely Friday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Picture Perfect, Something to Celebrate(vintage)
Ink: Mint Macaron, Emerald Envy, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride,
Rose Red
Paper: Rose Red, Whisper White, Playful Palette DSP

Thursday, April 28, 2016

PPA298 My Mother's Day Card!

Well, I thought I took a photo of the inside of the card before I got it ready to mail, 
but apparently I did not! 
 Inside, I had die cut a tea cup in the Wisteria Wonder heart DSP 
and stamped cute hearts floating out of the cup
 and the words Happy Mother's Day are on the cup from the 
Circle of Spring set.
I did not do any stamping on the, that 
does not happen often!
I have been hoarding the little charms but finally used a spoon and 
a lemon tied with twine. 
My mom loves tea pot and I love it was a great combo!
I hope you can play along with this fun sketch
over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Have a Cuppa DSP, Blackberry Bliss
White doily, Wisteria Wonder twine, 
Have a Cuppa embellishments, Cups & kettle framelits dies

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

GDP33 Anchors Ahoy!

I started with the anchors and punched out but not knowing what I would do with them!
I finally decided to go from top to bottom.
  I stamped the Sahara Sand card stock with a few stamps
 from The Open Sea retiring at end of May. 
(No, it is not leaving my stash!)
I then thought it would be cool to make the anchors look like they were hanging.
I have had many requests for card bought from me
 to have no sentiment on them so they can be used for any occasion.
This seem to be a great candidate for leaving off a sentiment.
I hope you can play along with the
color challenge this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: The Open Sea
Paper: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Night Of Navy
1" circle punch, gold twine 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

PP292 Enjoy!

I really love this saying...bummed this set is retiring but there is another set in the new
catalog that starts June 1st with the same sentiment!
Thank you Stampin' Up!
I started with lots of DSP which did the work for me here. 
 The front subtle stripes give a little texture like effect 
and I picked three strips of paper to coordinates together. 
Very quick and easy card...yay!
Play along with sketch challenge this week!
I hope you enjoy your Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Enjoy The Little Things
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Have A Cuppa DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo
2" circle punch

Monday, April 25, 2016

Congratulations By The Tide!

A little collage and a few cuts into panels and you have a quick and easy 
congrats card for a friend who just got a new job!
I am sad this set will be retiring at end of May but I will hold it in my stash...need my 
coral and seahorses!
I hope you have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Sassy Salutations and By the Tide
Paper: Tip Top Taupe, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
linen thread

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Retiring Going Global Suite!

Yes, I love this suite and it is retiring at the end of May!
  There is lots of black/blue in the DSP Going Places
 which stand out but it does have Mossy Meadow
 and Delightful Dijon also so I decided to design around those
 adding a little Lost Lagoon.  
Love the "postcard" feel of the layout.  
I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Going Global
Paper: Going Places DSP, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon
Deco Label framelits dies, rimmed pearl, 2" circle punch,
Vintage Very Vanilla button, Linen thread

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Onstage Live In Salt Lake City

First, I want to say I only have one more week to go til
 my college girl is home for the summer!
  She has just the fall semester to go til grad in December!
So proud of her!

This past weekend I joined many demos and several of my stamping Pals in
Salt lake City for an Onstage Live event.  No one knew I was coming except my 
friend Tricia and she was great at keeping the secret.
I surprised many who thought I was not coming and it was so fun to see their faces 
but much more fun to hang with them for three days!

Here is my room...very comfortable!

View from my room

With my friend Pammie! 

Me and Amanda

With Vickie, Paula and the awesome Ginger!

With my sweet Debbie!

Tricia my secret keeper!

With Kalyn 

I won Badges & Banners stamp set with prize patrol!

Party with the Pals!

The weather was yuck for the first two days but Sat was really nice
 and I got to do some photos with the gorgeous flowers on the temple grounds.

With Tricia, Vickie and Kalyn 

Thanks for stopping by and come back for more new products revealed!
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 22, 2016

FMS233 Dream Big!

Happy Earth Day!

I started with a card stock base already on my desk 
and then grabbed the It's My Party DSP for the main background!
I also grabbed the gold doily for the sketch.....but what for the main image?
Why not the Dream Big from Enjoy The Little Things?  
I hope you can join the sketch challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Enjoy The Little Things
Paper: It's My party DSP, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black
Gold doily, It's My Party twine

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PPA297 A Colorful Little Hello

I did some casing from the new catty with a stamp set I won
at Onstage Live this past weekend. 
 New stamp set is called Badges & Banners and it does have matching punches. 
 One for the banner and one for the badge.  
One of my stamping groups challenged us to case from the new catty that demos were able to see
this week and will be getting out to our customers in mid May.  The ordering date is June 1st, 2016.
I was able to pre order a few items that came yesterday and will be showing them off soon!
Here I used a piece of specialty DSP that I could color in Wisteria Wonder with a sponge.
I hand cut the badge and the banner...thankfully they are easy! 
 Can't order punches until June so hoping it comes fast!
I used the colors from the challenge this week and like how it looks so soft!
I hope you can play with color challenge this week
over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Check out my store for the retiring list and clearance items on sale now until supplies last.

Stamp set: Badges & Banners
Paper: Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP, Whisper White thick and regular,
Daffodil  Delight, Pool Party
Ink: Wisteria Wonder
Pool Party twine, Square framelits dies 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PP291 A Butterfly Just For You!

The Paper Players clean and simple butterfly challenge made me happy
as i always love the make anything with butterflies!
Here I stamped my words on Whisper White then run the Fluttering emboss folder 
almost all the way through. Added a little Vellum butterfly for texture along with 
gold thread and finished with a rimmed pearl!
Hope you can play along at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Watercolor Wings
Paper: Whisper White thick and regular, Vellum, 2015-2017 In colors
DSP pack in Mint Macaron
Ink: Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Delightful Dijon
Butterfly thinlits dies, rimmed pearl, gold thread, Fluttering emboss folder 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

GDP032 A Little Banner Hello

My first card with the new stamp set called Badges & Banners!
  I won this set this past weekend at SU! Onstage Live in Salt Lake City.  
It has a match punch for the badge and one for the banners.
 I had to hand snip this out for now.
 I can order these punches in June when the new 2016-2017 catalog goes live for all.
I do have some great pre order stuff coming in tomorrow!
 So excited to play more and show you all some new colors, too!
Today I am casing the designer, Krista, over at
Hope you can play along this week!
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Badges & Banners
Paper: Whisper White regular and thick, Watermelon Wonder,
Birthday Bouquet DSP
Ink: Smoky Slate
Watermelon Wonder lace ribbon, Silver doily, Rose Garden thinlits dies

Monday, April 18, 2016

Beautiful Blessing

I love the frame look on this card.  Used some Rose Red and then the 
Neutrals DSP paper stack in Basic Black. Cut a rose in Rose Red to put over the script!
Added the pearl string from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit 
behind my sentiment.  A bit of texture with the Happy Heart emboss folder!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely Monday!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Paper: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White, Neutral DSp paper stack
Ink: Archival Basic Gray, Rose Red
Rose Garden thinlits dies, Pearls from Love Blossom embellishment kit,
Happy Heart emboss folder, Square framelits dies

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Swap Card Take Two

Here are the other two card front I designed for Onstage Live in SLC this weekend!
I used two different color combos but same design.
Top card I thought of my upline Mary Fish!  She loves black and pink together!
Bottom I had to use some purple...reached for my Elegant Eggplant and Crumb cake.
I love the Grateful Bunch set and the sentiment is that set!  
Added a little texture to background with some Timeless Textures!
Hope you have a blessed Sunday! 
 I should be on my way home and share more this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Timeless Textures, Grateful Bunch
Paper: Neutrals DSP packs, Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant,
Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Archival Basic Black,
Melon Mambo
Old Olive twine, Melon Mambo ribbon

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Swap Card One

This the first card front I designed for Onstage Live in Salt Lake City where I am now. 
 I am getting my hands on the new SU! catalog which starts June 1st, 2016.
Also, getting to play with new products!
I used here the 2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper in Tip Top Taupe.
  Paired it with some Calypso Coral and two of my fav sets...
Timeless Textures and Picture Perfect!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Timeless Textures and Picture Perfect
Ink: Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: 2015-2017 In Color DSP pack, Whisper White, Calypso Coral,
Tip Top Taupe
Gold cording, banner punch,

Friday, April 15, 2016

Blessings From Heaven

I designed these cards and made 20 of them for my friend at Bible study 
who wanted to send them to our greeters who served
 this year as a thank you (which is what I stamped on the inside).
I used a set from a few years back called Blessings From Heaven for the sentiment.
  However, the sentiment actually reads "you are such a blessing in my life".  
I colored them with the Watermelon Wonder marker
 so could just used the beginning of the sentiment for these cards. 
 The flower from Birthday Blooms was water colored with Old Olive and Blushing Bride
and then snipped out while I was watching TV. 
 Seems to be the only way I can hand snip a bunch of stuff!
Pool Party and Blushing Bride are the two card bases and work beautifully
with the Birthday Bouquet DSP. 

Hope you have a lovely Friday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Birthday Blooms, Blessings From Heaven
Ink: Watermelon Wonder marker, Archival Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Old Olive
Paper: Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, 
Birthday Bouquet DSP
Circle framelits, White organza ribbon, 2 1/2" circle punch

Thursday, April 14, 2016

PPA296 Celebrate Today!

I freaked out when I saw the sketch
 and had to come back several times to stare at it til something jumped out.  
I finally grabbed my paper stacks and this was the first I put my hand on.  
Have a Cuppa DSP paper stack has so many great prints it was hard to choose.
I love purple so I choose the hearts and then that is when I thought of the cup so 
I went with the colorful cups print for the background. 
I actually have not used the lemon yet so I knew it was time!
I grabbed the sentiment from Enjoy The Little Things
since it looked like a celebration with all the colors!

I thank you for stopping by today and hope you
can join the sketch challenge over at

Stamp sets: A Nice Cuppa and Enjoy The Little Things
Paper: Have A Cuppa DSP paper stack, Melon Mambo,
Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Its My Party enamel dots, Cups & Kettle framlits dies

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

GDP031 Thankful For You

I pull the sentiments all the time from this set when designing a card.
  I love this one and the thinking of you one also. 
But decided I had not played with the tree in a while so I decided to go green (and pink)!
I like this layout...all attention is on the image but just right amount for a sweet bow!
I hope you can play along with the nature theme over at
I know you at least have one flower stamp set (I have too many)!
Have a spring-y Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Sheltering Tree
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Chocolate Chip, Tip Top Taupe
Corner rounder, Whisper 1/4" Whisper White cotton ribbon

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PP290 Missing You!

The first thing I thought of when I saw this color combo was these flowers
 in the Number Of Years stamp set.
   I guess because I remembered I could use several colors with these pieces.
It worked perfectly and I added some DSP from English Garden 
and got to put my hands on some Pumpkin Pie 
which I have not used in a very long time!
I grabbed the sentiment from Happy Home
 and this card is going to my college girl I miss so!
She will be coming home on the 30th for the summer 
with only one more semester to go to grad in December!
I added some texture by embossing the white with the Large Polka Dot 
emboss folder!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you can join
the color combo fun over at

Stamp sets: Number of Years, Happy Home
Ink: Soft Sky, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, English Garden DSP, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie
Large Numbers framelits dies, Large Polka Dot emboss folder,
Circle framlits dies, 3" circle punch