Tuesday, February 28, 2017

PP333 You Matter A lot To Me!

Great sketch from thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
I like things in threes. My daughter suggested I do
butterflies and since she was in the mood, 
I asked what color combo I should do!
She picked a yellow, a purple and a green.
So I triple stamped these butterflies in Crushed Curry,
Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron.  
I then stamped a background stamp in Crushed Curry
 and a sentiment from the same set.

Go over and play in the sketch challenge this week.
Thanks for stopping by here and have a lovely Tuesday!

Stamp set: Watercolor Wings
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Bold Butterfly framelits dies, Butterflies thinlits dies, 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Special Reason Wishes!

This is the last card for my card class this week!
I started with using the die cut on the white 
and placing Elegant Eggplant card stock behind.
I stamped the large Wisteria Wonder flower
 and then the Elegant Eggplant with the small flower and then 
both cut with matching dies.
I stamped two leaves in Mint Macaron and cut out.
I then cut two more in same color card stock.
I stamped a sentiment I like to use from Butterfly Basics.
This sentiment can be used for most any occasion.

I hope you have wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Special Reason and Butterfly Basics
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Mint Macaron, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Crumb Cake, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White,
Mint Macaron 
Stylish Stems framelits dies, pearl, 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Party On With Balloon Adventures!

I have the 4th card for card class this week.
A fun card using the new Balloon Adventures
stamp set and Balloon Bouquet punch.
I used some colors found in my Party Animal DSP.
A little Pacific Point , Crushed Curry, and Emerald Envy.
I also used the awesome Festive emboss folder and finished off 
with the 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Emerald Envy!

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

Stamp set: Balloon Adventures
Ink: Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Party Animal DSP, Whisper White
Balloon Bouquet punch, Emerald Envy 1/8" taffeta ribbon,
Festive emboss folder

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just For You With So In Love

This is my third card for classes this week!
I love the soft colors in the DSP called Falling In Love.
The So Detailed thinlits dies cut in Sahara Sand on top of Blushing Bride.
I used a panel of the DSP on the other side
 and some Very Vanilla satin ribbon down the middle.
Very Vanilla Stitched Shape oval was stamped with the So In Love
stamp set in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. 
The sentiment was stamped in Tip Top Taupe. 
This card can be for any occasion also.
I hope you have a lovely Saturday an thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: So In Love
Ink: Tip Top Taupe, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride,
Falling In Love DSP, Very Vanilla
Stitched Shapes thinlits dies, So Detailed thinlits dies,
Very Vanilla satin ribbon

Friday, February 24, 2017

FMS276 Best Bird Grateful For You!

I used the Bird & Blooms thinlits dies.  I stamped on the bird die
with a overlooked stamp set called Designer Tin of Cards.
It has several words and phrases, some I used here.
The bird is cut in Very Vanilla and the branch in Soft Suede.
I cut a little flower from Calypso Coral and wrinkled it
then added a pearl to the center.
The DSP is from Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
and I love how it looks like a swirly sky!

I hope you can play along
 with the sketch over at freshleymadesketches.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed weekend!

Stamp set: Designer Tin of Cards
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay,
So Saffron, 
Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Calypso 
Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
pearl, Birds & Blooms thinlits dies

Thursday, February 23, 2017

You're Sweet!

Sweet Treats makes a sweet card!
I stamped the the cone, the ice cream, the fudge and the cherry and cut 
all out with the matching dies. 
I layered them on a few ovals and the added the sweet paper 
on the Pool Party plus the Watermelon Wonder ribbon.
I love that the sentiment is two separate stamps so I could 
easily stamp two different colors.
Fun fact: I cut the cherry in Watermelon Wonder but 
colored the stem in Early Espresso marker.
I love all the colors together.
I hope my sweet guest love this card which is the second
card for class coming up.

Stamp set: Cool Treats
Paper: Pool Party, Tasty Treats DSP,
Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder,
Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, 
Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder
Frozen Treats framelits dies
Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Layering Ovals dies,
Watermelon Wonder striped ribbon

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Enjoy Life With Carousel Birthday!

Love the look of the card!  Vintage like but still clean. 
I love the Carousel Birthday set. 
I stamped the carousel horse on Very Vanilla and then
cut it with the Stitched Shapes dies.  I layered the vanilla 
side of the new doilies behind. 
I stamped the circus tents on the background piece.  
I cut some piece of the Cupcakes & Carousels DSP 
as banners behind the sentiment stamped in Early Espresso from
 the Suite Sentiments set...this sentiment is designed to 
coordinate with the Carousel Birthday set.

This is also my first card for my class coming up this week!
I hope you enjoy and have fun this week!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp sets: Carousel Birthday and Suite Sentiments
Ink: Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Cupcakes & Carousels DSP
Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Lace Doily, Triple Banner punch

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

GDP075 Special Day Dragonfly!

The dragonfly here was stamped weeks ago when I was 
working on another project. I stamped the 
wings in Pear Pizzazz and then rocked the edges in Bermuda Bay.
I popped it up on a piece of DSP that looks like white washed wood. 
I stamped the sentiment right on the DSP in Memento Tuxedo Black.
Awesome look thanks to the help of awesome paper for the background!

Hope you can play along over at global-design-project.com.
 this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed Tuesday!

Stamp set: Dragonfly Dreams
Paper: Serene Scenery DSP,Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, 
Memento Tuxedo Black
Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Day To Celebrate Mini Treat Bag

Hello again...more design team projects!
I designed this lovely treat bag
with some beautiful designer paper called Falling In Love.
I used the thinlits called So Detailed and some pretty embellishments!
The So In Love set has some great sentiments like this one!

I hope you have a wonderful President's Day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set:So In Love
Ink: Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Falling In Love DSP, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
So Detailed Thinlits dies, Falling in Love embellishments,
Very Vanilla 1/4" satin ribbon,Mini Treat Bag die  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

So Detailed Just For You!

I designed this card for the Ink Big Design Team
over at inkbigacademystamps.com 
I snipped a bit of the one die from So Detailed thinlits dies cut in Rose Red.
I layered it behind stamped image I snipped out. 
The background is the set called So In Love stamped in
 Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.
I finished it off with some linen thread.  

This bundle makes some beautiful projects!
Hope your day is amazing...today is my birthday and 
I hope I am at the beach when you are reading this!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: So In Love
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride and Rose Red
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Sahara Sand
So Detailed thinlits dies, linen thread

Saturday, February 18, 2017

So In Love

This is another card I designed for the inkbigacademystamps.com 
design team.  I wanted to show the band die going down the card
instead of across. I cut the die in Very Vanilla card stock and then placed 
some Sahara Sand card stock behind.  I love the soft look of 
the DSP called Falling In Love.  I stamped the sentiment on the die
in Sahara Sand.  I finished this card off with a few pearls. 

I hope you have a lovely Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set:So In Love
Ink: Sahara Sand
Paper: Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, and 
Falling In Love DSP
So Detailed Thinlits dies, pearls, 

Friday, February 17, 2017

FMS275 Hello Special Reason Flowers!

Great sketch and I love when it comes together so easily!
I decided on the stamp set since it is a new one for me.
I pulled Flirty Flamingo since I never grab that color.
I also grabbed Emerald Envy for the leaves.
I then thought about the Playful Palette DSP for the strips
and added the Basic Black. 
I just had to add some Daffodil Delight on the background with the 
Touches of Textures stamp set.
A little enamel shapes in Daffodil makes the flower!
I used the hello sentiment from Flourishing Phrases
so as not to distract from the flowers.

I hope you can play along over at 

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp sets: Special Reason, Touches of Textures,
Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo
 and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Very Vanilla
Emerald Envy, Playful Palette DSP
Stylish Stems framelits dies, Enamel Shapes in Daffodil Delight,

Thursday, February 16, 2017

So In Love For A Happy Anniversary!

Sweet Sugarplum and the Falling Petals emboss folder 
are a wonderful combination!
I designed this card for a design team over at
I love the So In Love bundle.
I used the stamp set for the lovely flower and the sentiment.
I used the dies for the detailed floral piece which looks beautiful 
over the Sugarplum!
Finally, I used some new silver metallic ribbon
which is free with SAB promotion now through the 
end of March with a 50.00 SU! purchase.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day!

Stamp Set: So In Love
 Paper: Very Vanilla, Sweet Sugarplum, Sahara Sand
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum
Silver Metallic ribbon, Falling Petals emboss folder,
So Detailed thinlits dies, Layering Circles dies,
banner punch

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Just For You In Coral and Mint

For a design team project over at inkbigacademystamps,
I decided to use my flower from So In Love as a background 
along with the small leaf stem.
I choose Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron for a clean, bold look!
I also wanted to show this set did not have to be soft colors like 
SU! shows the suite in the catalog.
Just some quick ovals for the sentiment 
and Coral thick twine to finish the card.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: So In Love
Ink: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron
Paper: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron
Stitched Shapes dies, Layering Oval dies, 
Thick Baker's Twine in Calypso Coral

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

GDP074 Sprinkled With Everything Great!


Fun sketch from Global-design-project.com this week!
I decided to use the Cool Treats bundle/suite.  
Since the background paper had sprinkles, did some sprinkles
on my ice cream. I used the Tasty Treats DSP for the background and the 
Hope you can play along this week!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Cool Treats
Ink: Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder,
Tasty Treats DSP
Frozen Treats framelits dies, Layering Circles dies,
Triple Banner punch, Thick White twine

Monday, February 13, 2017

PP331 Hoping Your Day Is Perfect!

I knew I needed to heat emboss this beautiful carousel horse with the
copper emboss powder. Then add some copper foil, too.
Love the background paper from Falling In Love DSP.
A sentiment from Suite Sentiments and a little more
copper with the thread...sooooo pretty!
I hope your day is perfect and thanksfor stopping by!

Play along over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com
for this great color challenge

Stamp sets: Carousel Birthday, Suite Sentiments
Ink: VersaMark and Smoky Slate
Paper: Falling In Love DSP, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla,
Copper foil
Copper emboss powder and Copper thead,
Stitched Shapes dies and Layering Circles dies, heat tool 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

So Happy With Avant Garden

I was still playing after classes with left over pieces
and the Avant Garden set.
I stamped the flowers in Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride
and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. 
I added some detail in black in the center of flowers.
I placed some burlap ribbon and the gold natural trim through the center.
I finished it off with a sweet sentiment from the same set.
You can still earn the Avant Garden along with many other sets/items 
for free with the SAB promo when you spend 50.00 in SU! products.

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

Stamp set: Avant Garden
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
5/8" burlap ribbon and 1/4" gold natural ribbon

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Lift Your Spirits

Another card I had left over pieces from class
 and put together a little different than the original.
I stamped the clouds with Mint Macaron 
and layered them over the balloon which is a die cut
from the matching dies-Up & Away thinlits.
The Carried Away DSP is free with a SU! 50.00 purchase now
 through March 31st.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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

Friday, February 10, 2017

FMS274 Special Butterfly Day!

I stamped the lace images from the Delicate Details
SAB stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock
and then cut out my butterfly with a die.
I added some pearls for a body.
I used a sentiment from the Dragonfly Dreams set
across the bottom.
Added a few banner pieces and a little background
splatter from Touches of Texture.
I like the idea of the Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand together
 then added a some Rose Red for a darker shade in the combo.
Happy with the cool effect of the butterfly!
Hope you can play along
 at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com
this week!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed weekend!

Stamp set: Delicate Details, Dragonfly Dreams
and Touches of Texture
Ink: Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride
Paper: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Rose Red,
Whisper White
Banner punch (vintage), pearls,
Bold Butterfly thinlits dies 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Everyone Needs A Friend

I wanted to make a small water color garden with the
Avant Garden stamp set you can earn free with a 50.00 SU! purchase 
now thru  March 31st with the SAB promo.
I stamped off once for each flower and on some of the leaves.

I love the Suite Sentiments set in the new Spring catty.
I thought it went perfect with this garden!

I hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Avant Garden and Suite Sentiments
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron 
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
enamel shapes in Mint Macaron (vintage)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Any Occasion For Sale-a-bration!

I played today for the first time with the new sale-a-bration set
called Any Occasion. You can earn this set free with a 
50.00 purchase of SU! products now through 
March 31st, 2017.
It has many little pieces to make the banners so
lots of stamping. I choose the colors to match the 
background of the Cupcakes & Carousels DPP
plus added some Calypso Coral.
My Thank You is not perfectly on the line but oh well!

I hope you have a lovely Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Any Occasion
Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, So Saffron
Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels DSP, Bermuda Bay,
Whisper White
Mini paper clip in gold, Yellow baker's twine from a kit.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

GDP073 Love You More

When I saw this color combo, all I could think of was flowers. 
I grabbed this stamp set for the fruit but ended up 
stamping the flowers. I stamped the outline in Memento 
Tuxedo Black. I stamped the little flowers and
then snipped them out to layer on top of the big ones. 
 I used some Moroccan DSP in Emerald Envy.
The bright colors make it fun!
Hope you can play along at global-design-project.com

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed day!

Stamp set: Fresh Fruit
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Daffoldil Delight,
Emerald Envy, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Moroccan DSP, Whisper White 

Monday, February 6, 2017

More Lift Me Up Balloons!

After my classes this week,
I had a few cards cut that were not made in class. 
I decided to put them together but change a bit the stamping.
I used the sentiment since I knew I was 
sending this one to my mom. 
I send her a card each week and she is highly spoiled!
I added some in color enamel shapes-stars in Peekaboo Peach.

I hope you have a fab Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Left Me Up
Ink: Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder
Paper:Carried Away DSP, Night of Navy,
Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach
In color enamel shapes

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Valentine's Day Treat Bags Fun!

 My daughter, Amanda, and I did the January Paper Pumpkin
kit this weekend.  Very cute Valentine's Day treat bags!
It made 24 bags and we filled them with four Dove
dark chocolate hearts. 

I really like the colors and the touches of gold!
Glad this kit came and had plenty of bags for my Sunday School girls. 
Mostly, I loved the time with my girl!

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

More info on Paper Pumpkin:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

FMS273 Bee Kind

I still had my Dragonfly stamp set sitting out on my desk
when I went to design for this challenge.
I thought the dots in three colors would make for an interesting
background for this sketch.
I have not used the bee as of yet, so I stamped him in black and then
the next over in Crushed Curry.
I hand snipped him out.
I looked for a while at all my stamps for a sentiment I wanted
to place here but when I saw the confetti reference in
this sentiment from Jar Of Love,
I thought it the dots really do look like confetti
and decided to give it a go!

Hope you can play along at
Thanks for stopping by and
have a wonderful weekend!

Stamp sets: Dragonfly Dreams and Jar Of Love
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Pool Party
Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay

Friday, February 3, 2017

Smiles For My Guest Designer!

Well, I love this card....I did not make it but 
my wonderful and talented daughter did!
She wanted to design a card for my blog so she is my 
guest designer today!
She would not let me see until she was all done!
I love the layout and the mix of DSP. 
But my fav is the sentiment cut out on a heart!
It works so well!

Hope you have lovely weekend
 and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Suite Sayings 
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White,
Basic Black, Neutrals DSP in Crumb Cake
rhinestones, Sweet & Sassy framelits dies,
Rose Garden dies

Thursday, February 2, 2017

GDP072 Thoughts & Prayers

Fun to case the designer esp. when they are so
awesome like Krista!
I started with DSP that already had dots/circles
 on it but Ilike that the colors are different.
I also had a left over stitched square from classes this week so
I grabbed it and stamped a sentiment from
Rose Wonder that I like to keep in my stash.
I seem to need these cards at no notice!
I added a layer of flowers from the
Bloomin' Heart thinlits dies.
I finished mine off with a pearl!
Hope you can play along!
head over to global-design-project.com today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp set: Rose Wonder
Ink: Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Falling in Love DSP, Soft Sky,
Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White
Bloomin' Heart thinlits dies, pearl, Stitched Shapes dies 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day Bags For Classes

These are the bags for my guest to carry their cards home
from classes this week.
I saw the bags at Michael's and decided they were perfect to decorate
esp. with the gold scallop edges on top!
I cut a few hearts from the Sweet & Sassy framelits dies.
On the left, I used Pink Pirouette, gold foil and then Whisper White.
On the right, I used Real Red, gold foil and Whisper White.
Left stamped in Real Red and the right stamped in Flirty Flamingo.

I hope you enjoy your day!
Thanks for stopping by!