Thursday, June 30, 2016

PPA307 Enjoy Your Day

I love these colors together; however, 
I went blank on what to do for this color challenge this week!
I decided to pick a stamp set and pick one of the 
colors and just stamp one.  Then it just kind fell together.  
I have mailed it to my mom for 4th of July!
I really hope you enjoy your day and 
head over to play along at


Stamp set: Badges & Banners
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Floral Boutique DSP
Best Badge punch, Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies,
 2 1/2 " circle punch

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Seaside Day!

I love the card I did a few weeks ago for a color challenge. 
 Many sweet comments left on my blog said they loved the 
porthole look so I decided I had to continue for the third card
for my card class next week!
I also love the seaside emboss folder but you must remember to 
stamp the words first and then run the emboss folder!
I also love the colors I used which were picked up from the 
Seaside Shore suite in the new SU! catalog.
I hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Seaside Shore
Ink: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim
Seaside emboss folder, Circle framelits dies, 
Calypso Coral thick twine

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PP301 O, Happy Day Bird!

I started with coloring my bird.
  I looked at a picture a Pal from my stamping group posted.
I used Smoky Slate and Watermelon Wonder to watercolor
one of the birds from Best Birds stamp set.
I love the "scratchy" background so had to use it again behind the bird!
I used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and matching punch for
my sentiment.
I hope you have a Happy Day
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Best Birds, Thoughtful Banners
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Archival Basic Black, Smoky Slate
 2015-2017 In Colors DSP in Watermelon Wonder
Duet Banner punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, aqua painter,
Birds & Blooms thinlits dies

Monday, June 27, 2016

Born to Ride Birthday!

This is my second card for classes next week!
The motorcycle, birthday sentiment and tire tracks are stamped on Very Vanilla.
I then stamped the Born to Ride on Vanilla and cut out with the Bunch of Banners
framelits dies.
The Pumpkin Pie background is emboss with a new folder
 called Sparkle.
I think this folder would look cool in Silver foil paper. 
I will have to try it soon.
There are a few other sentiments if the class members 
do not want it as a birthday card.
I choose Pumpkin Pie and Black for Harley Davidson colors!

Hope you have an exciting Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: One Wild Ride
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie
Bunch of Banners framelits dies, Sparkle emboss folder

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Happy Birthday Sweet Blue Bird!

This is the first card for my July card classes coming up next week!
I struggled over what color I want to color my bird for class. 
 I have some bird lovers that would want a realistic color for the bird 
though I love purple and was what I wanted to color him.
I texted one of those bird lovers and she said blue
. I played around with colors and decided on 
Tempting Turquoise, Soft Sky and So Saffron on the bird. 

I stamped the background in Soft Sky and colored the branch
in Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz.
The flowers and the bird are die cut using the matching dies 
called Bird & Blooms thinlits dies.

I hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Best Birds
Paper: Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, 
So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise
Birds & Blooms thinlits dies

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bless Your Heart

I had my Jar of Love stamp set out to design a card for my 
upcoming classes and decided to whip up a card for my mom.
I stamped the jar in Bermuda Bay and then stamped the lid in Smoky Slate.
The lid is cut using the matching dies cuts called Everyday Jars.
I stamped hearts (and one heart was a little messed up) in Rose Red
and Blushing Bride.
I used my hearts emboss folder and a cute clip from the retired
embellishments to finish it off. 
It makes card designing so easy to have so much that coordinates together!
This card measures 4 1/4" sq.
Hope you have a lovely weekend
 and thanks for stopping by!


Stamp set: Jar Of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay
Happy Heart emboss folder, Everyday Jars framelits dies

Friday, June 24, 2016

FMS242 I'm Here For You!

I started with my fav new set from 
the SU! 2016-2017 annual catalog-Touches of Texture! 
I stamped the background first and then used the layering
flower and cut with circle framelits and 1 3/4' circle punch. 
It is awesome to have so many elements all right in one set
so I could use them all together to create the sketch!
I used the aqua painter to color a little on my dragonfly!  
I love dragonflies!
But you probably already remember that!
The sentiment is from You've Got This stamp set.

Hope you can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp sets: Touches of Texture and You've Got This
Paper: Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo and So Saffron
Circle framelits dies, 1 3/4" circle punch, aqua painter, pearls

Thursday, June 23, 2016

PPA306 My Best Birds in Sugarplum!

I say my best birds because this was my first card with Best Birds stamp set 
and matching dies and I love it!
Had lots of fun stamping and coloring with this set!
Perfect for the sketch challenge!
I watercolored in Sweet Sugarplum and a little Crushed Curry!
What is better than purple birds?
Hope you can play long for this sketch challenge over at

Stamp set: Best Birds
Paper: Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Crushed Curry
aqua painter, Birds & Blooms thinlits dies  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Seaside Gift Tag

I made a tag with the Seaside Shore stamp set 
and the sentiment is from Circle of Spring. 
I love anchors.  
This is a gift for my friend Tracey 
who picked up my mail while we were away last week! 
I tied it with the fun ruched ribbon in the new in color Dapper Denim!
Hope you have a blessed day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Circle of Spring, Seaside Shore
Ink: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim
Paper: Whisper White and Calypso Coral
Circle punches- 1 3/4" and 2"
White baker's twine, Dapper Denim ruched ribbon

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GDP041 With Sympathy

Very clean and simple using the negative of the flourish die cut image!
The Sweet Sugarplum, Night of Navy and White are sharp together!
I need more Sympathy cards in my stash and I think this was perfect for that occasion.
Hope you can join the great color challenge over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Flourish Thinlits dies

Monday, June 20, 2016

PP300 Hooray!

Congratulations on 300 
The Paper Players!

Just back from vacation and my mind is mush.
  I sat knowing what stamp set
to use and what layout but colors were escaping me!
My daughter said hey, "I like these colors together"
 and pulled out these three ink pads. 
And it worked out great, especially when adding the 
in color enamel stars on!
I hope you can play along with the celebration theme over at

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Monday!

Stamp set: Confetti Celebration
Ink: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Whisper White, Emerald Envy
Peekaboo Peach ruched ribbon, 2016-2018 enamel pieces

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lighthouse In Denim!

First, I stamped the background with a stamp in The Open Sea set that just retired.
I then stamped my lighthouse in Black and watercolored in Dapper Denim and Soft Sky.
I added a little linen thread to finish it off.
Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: From Land To Sea, The Open Sea (vintage)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky and Archival Basic Black
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Dapper Denim
Linen thread

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Double Trouble With Moroccan Nights!

I am finishing up more pieces from class last week. 
 I designed the bottom card very similar to original except 
for the ribbon placement and I used  a sentiment from the 
Best Birds stamp set at bottom of card!
The top card I used a wonderful verse from Rose Wonder stamp set 
along with a cute shape from Moroccan Nights!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp set: Moroccan Nights, Best Birds, Rose Wonder
Ink: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Crushed Curry
Paper: Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Emerald Envy ruched ribbon, Lots of Labels framelits dies

Friday, June 17, 2016

Birthday Banners With Candles!

I again had some left over pieces from class last week and decided 
to use the candles and double banners for the fun of it!
I stamped the candle piece twice to make the candle long
and I did not have to worry about getting it layered 
perfectly since the banners were going over them!
I hope you have an awesome weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Birthday Banners
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Bunch of Banners framelits dies, White baker's twine, Lucky Stars emboss folder

Thursday, June 16, 2016

PPA305 Ahoy, There!

I am the Featured Designer over at
Head over to play along!

You knew I would have something sea themed today!

I could not wait to play with the new Seaside Shore stamp set
 and well, the whole suite actually!
I started with white embossing on the Island Indigo card stock.
I then cut a circle out of top and stamped some cool fish and sea grass for inside.
I hand cut the Ahoy There which I stamped with Pool Party
on Pool Party card stock!
Love how it came together...just like in my head!
Loads of new products in the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up!
annual catalog.
Go to to check out this awesome catalog!

Hope you can play along with my color challenge this week!
 Looking forward to seeing what you will create!
Check out more at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Seaside Shore
Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party and Island Indigo
White emboss powder, heat tool,
Circle framelits dies

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits In Purples!

I saw these two colors together at Onstage Live in Salt Lake City
back in April and fell in love! 
 Top is Rich Razzleberry card stock cut with my fav dies, 
Detailed Floral Thinlits!
Underneath is a card base of Sweet Sugarplum!
Just add a sentiment and you are all done!
I added Congratulations from Flourishing Phrases stamp set
with a sweet in color enamel heart also in Sweet Sugarplum!
I hope you have a SWEET Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set:Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum
Detailed Floral Thinlits dies, 2016-2018 In Color enamel shapes

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Think Of You Always!

I had more left over pieces from card class last week so decided to try 
my new host stamp set called Time of Year! 
 It matches the Bunch of Banners framelits!
I added a few flowers from the set and emboss the background 
with the ever handy Lovely Lace emboss folder!
Hope your day is awesome and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Time of Year
Ink: Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Very Vanilla, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
LOvely Lace emboss folder, Lot of Labels framelits dies,
Bunch of Banners framelits dies

On Sanibel Island with my brother

 With my girl

 My son Cole in his happy place!

 Amanda Brad and Cole on the beach near sunset

 My happy place!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hello Jar Of Love!

Love the Jar Of Love set!  I used the largest jar in the set here.
I also used the "water" stamp I finally noticed to add water to my jar!
Funny how you can look at something several times 
before you notice something you did not see before!
I stamped a few of the flowers in the set 
and cut them with the awesome matching dies!
This set and matching dies have MANY pieces to keep with but so fun!
I popped the jar up on a brick wall...did the backside of the wall as 
I call it! Added some retired sequins for a little bling!
Hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jar Of Love
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, So Saffron
Ink: So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Blushing Bride,
Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Everyday Jars framelits dies, Brick Wall emboss folder,
in color sequins (vintage)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Jelly In Denim!

I had some leftover pieces after card class last week
 and decided to stamp the jellyfish (no surprise, right?)
I watercolored it with Dapper Denim and Soft Sky.  
I also used the new emboss folder called it!
Left it with no sentiment to use for multiple occasions!
I hope you have a relaxing Sunday and 
thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: From Land to Sea
Ink: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Dapper Denim, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Silver cord, Seaside emboss folder

Saturday, June 11, 2016

You Light Up My Life!

Did some casing from Stampin' Up! with the Jar of Love set!
Adorable fireflies and sentiment!
The jar and the handle are two different stamps
 and I used a texture stamp from the set for the background!
The finished card is a 4" square.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I am on the way to Sanibel Island Fl and will post some pics later!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jar Of Love
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Archival Basic Gray,
So Saffron
Paper: So Saffron, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
yellow twine, banner punch, 

Friday, June 10, 2016

FMS240 A Very Special Pineapple Day!

Fun sketch this week over at 
I heat embossed the gold pineapple and then stamped a pink and black one!
Layered some Pop Of Pink DSP and it was a sweet quick card!
I hope you can play along!
Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Pop Of Paradise
Ink: Versmark, Melon Mambo, Archival Basic Black
Paper: Pop Of Pink DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Heat tool, Gold emboss powder, Melon Mambo thick twine