Wednesday, May 31, 2017

You're Cool Bags For Class!

I either make a box or holder for my guest
for card class each month or I decorate a bag.
This month I did a bag in Kraft (I buy these at the dollar store 3 for 1.00).
 I used the Tasty Treats DSP retiring and then stamped words
from the Cool Treats stamp set as well as a 
few frozen treats cut with the Frozen Treats dies along with some scallop ovals. 
I think these could be for a dad as Father's day is approaching 
or a kid or a cool friend!  

Hope you have a cool day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Just For You Jar Of Love

I had a really hard time deciding on a 5th card for class this month.
I finally thought that I only used the Jar Of Love set for the 
fireflies last summer when it came out but not again since.
I love the flowers and other elements for the jar and since this set and dies
are carrying over to the new catalog, I needed to use it!
I stamped the medium jar in Soft Sky and then added some "burlap" in
Crumb Cake and a string in Melon Mambo then cut it with the matching die.
I laid the jar where I wanted it and used a post it note over it to stamp the greenery
in Old Olive. After I stamped my flowers in Melon Mambo and cut them out with a die,
I decided where I wanted them and then added some more greenery. 
The sentiment is from the Watercolor Wings set. I wanted a happy birthday 
card but thought I would use this and guest can stamp HB inside or use 
another sentiment on the outside...loads of room.
I wanted to use an emboss folder behind but the Brick Wall one did not work
the way I wanted but the Happy Heart folder worked perfectly 
 as you have a row of hearts on each side of the jar image.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday and a great week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Jar Of Love and Watercolor Wings
Ink: Soft Sky, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Everyday Jars framelits dies, Happy Heart folder

Monday, May 29, 2017

You're The Best!

Happy Memorial Day!
Hope you are enjoying the holiday!

My 4th card for class this week 
uses the new Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch.
The floral stamped behind the sentiment is from the set 
and the that is the new punch shape.
The sentiment is from the set, too. I used the layering circle dies
to cut the sentiment and the Stitched Shapes dies 
for the oval in Sahara Sand.
I cut some Fresh Florals DSP in Powder Pink and layered a 
Detailed Floral die on top in Rich Razzleberry.
I am using the Fresh Fig for class which was the plan but instead 
reached for the Razzleberry. when I was designing. 
I added some white satin ribbon which is retired
behind and some pearls to the bottom to finish it off.
I like the floral print in Powder Pink peeking out from 
the detailed floral die.  

Hope you have a exciting holiday today 
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Label Me Pretty
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Powder Pink, Rich Razzleberry,
Whisper White, and Fresh Florals DSP
White satin ribbon(vintage), pearls, Detailed Florals thinlits dies,
Pretty Label punch, Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Layering Circles
framelits dies

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Creative Every Day!

My third card for card classes this week. 
I wanted to use the new Crafting Forever stamp set and water coloring.
There are several awesome elements to this set but I love the brushes.
The sentiment is from the set and stamped in Night of Navy.
I used the Timeless Textures stamp set for the background.  
I stamped in Daffodil Delight and Berry Burst on Daffodil card stock.
I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on water color paper
for the pot with brushes.  They were watercolored in 
Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Berry Burst. The pot was 
colored with Smoky Slate.
I little Night of Navy card stock behind finishes it off.

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

Stamp set: Crafting Forever and Timeless Textures
Ink: Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst,
Smoky Slate
Paper: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight,
water color paper,  Night of Navy
 Layering Ovals framelits dies

Saturday, May 27, 2017

To Think Of You

This is my second card for classes this week.  
I did a little casing from my upline Mary Fish.
I used the "flower medallion" as I call it from the 
Eastern Medallions dies.  I stamped on Very Vanilla
the circle and sentiment from Eastern Beauty stamp set.
I used a circle die to cut it out then stamped a flourish around the petals.
I cut and layered some DSP from the same suite 
and then a strip of Lime Lime Twist woven ribbon. 
For my class I cut where vanilla is the base and then
the Dapper demin and vanilla layer on top as I was running 
low on Denim card stock.  Still looks great!

Hope you have a fab holiday weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Eastern Beauty
Ink: Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim,
Very Vanilla, Eastern Palace DSP
Layering Circle framelits dies,
 Eastern Medallion thinlits dies, 
Lemon Lime Twist finely woven ribbon

Friday, May 26, 2017

FMS289 Hello In Gold

When I saw this sketch, I started staring at my stamp sets
trying to decided which one to use.
I love this Pop of paradise set and feel like it has been neglected 
this spring.  And so it must be used!
I Stamped the flamingo in Melon Mambo and used the 
Layering Square dies to cut it out. A little gold behind along 
with the gold dotted paper from Pop Of Pink DSP. 
I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and heat 
embossed it in gold emboss powder then punched 
it out with 1 3/8" circle punch.
I decided to stamp the leaves in the bright green 
of Cucumber Crush. I cut them out by hand.
This set always makes me smile!

I hope you can play along with this sketch challenge
over at 

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely Friday!

Stamp set: Pop of Paradise
Ink: Versamark, Cucumber Crush, Melon Mambo
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, gold foil,
Pop Of Pink DSP
Layering Squares framelits dies,
1 3/8" circle punch, heat tool, gold emboss powder 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

GDP088 Just Breathe In Gold

I did some casing of the designer over at 
my friend Shawn De Oliveira.
His card is beautiful and I decided to use the gold, 
Pink Pirouette, and Pear Pizzazz along with the floral theme.
I started with heat embossing the branch and the sentiment in
gold from the new Colorful Seasons set.  I stamped the flowers
 from the set in Pink Pirouette and the middle in Pear Pizzazz.
I cut them with dies from the Seasonal Layers framelits dies.
I added a strip of gold foil behind before layering onto a 
piece of Blushing Bride card stock (because I was not thinking and 
grabbed the wrong color card stock.) It was embossed with the 
Softly Falling emboss folder. 

Love the gold embossing and will have to do it again
with the branches. 
Hope you can play along with the case the designer challenge
this week!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely relaxing day!

Stamp Set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Gold foil,
Whisper White
Heat tool, gold emboss powder, Seasonal Layers 
framelits dies, Softly Falling emboss folder

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PP345 Fabulous You

I decided when I saw this challenge that 
I would try a stencil technique with my spritzer.
I cut from a piece of old card stock a butterfly and then
laid it down on a piece of Very Vanilla.  
I loaded my spritzer with some rubbing alcohol
 and 4 drops of Night of Navy.  
I sprayed a few times to cover the card stock
 and then lifted my butterfly die cut.
I am glad I grabbed Very Vanilla because I like the effect. 
I layered that piece on Night of Navy card stock when it was dry.
I cut a small butterfly in Navy and added some thick 
Very Vanilla twine to it. 
Then for the sentiment. 
I used a set and punch I should use more often.
I like how I can pick my words from the
Thoughtful Banners set then use the matching punch.
This Duet Punch comes in handy as it punches for me 
a second larger punch for layering.

I hope you can play along with this clean and simple 
butterfly challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Thoughtful Banners
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Very Vanilla and Night of Navy
Spritzer, Duet Banner punch, Bold Butterfly framelits dies,
Butterfly thinlits dies

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Father's Day Nailed It

This is my first card for classes next week and my 
Father's Day card this year.
I tried to use many elements like the tools cut out, the cool DSP
and silver foil embossed with a ruler!  I think the best part
 of the card is the Basic Gray card stock embossed 
with the Hexagon 3D emboss folder.  Love the texture!
I stamped the sentiment and it was die cut out and layered 
on a Basic Black circle. 
I stamped the tools in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate card stock, 
used the matching dies to cut and then colored the handles 
with a Delightful Dijon marker.
This uses up my Dijon card stock in time for its retirement!

I hope you have an amazing day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Nailed It
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate,
Very Vanilla, Silver foil, Basic Black, 
Urban Underground DSP
Build It framelits dies, Hexagon 3D emboss folder

Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy 2017 Graduation Cole!!!!

I made this card for my son Cole who is graduating---Today!!!!!!
He is graduating from high school today and I could not be more proud of him!
We have a wonderful grad trip planned next month for the British Isles!
I used a few retired sets for the stamps.

I used Dapper Denim for the base.
I used regular Whisper White and then water colored
with the aqua painter some Dapper Denim ink for the background.
Large number die cuts with the black glimmer paper are popped on top.
I added Happy and Graduation from Crazy About You stamp set 
 on the front.  Inside I have stamped the sentiment from 
B.Y.O.P and the hat with tassel is from Pure Gumption!

I also did a pink version with Blushing Bride card stock and glimmer paper.
I also used Rich Razzleberry ink water colored on the background.

Hope your day is filled with many blessing!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Circles & Smiles!

I wanted to play with the circles for the background
but still love this color combo!

I played with two of the circles and then added the "star"
 in the center. I love the petals of the 
medallion die and love the sentiment!

Hope you have a lovely Sunday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Eastern Beauty
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist,
Whisper White
Eastern Medallions thinlits dies, 2" circle die

Saturday, May 20, 2017

FabFri112 Cut Out To Be Friends!

I have been wanting to use these scissors and this seemed like the best time
with this color combo!  Do not look too close at my was fast!
I did use markers to color the handle of the scissors and then layered with some retiring 
DSP in a in color not retiring!  I use some Dapper Denim stripes and then Calypso 
Coral card stock to layer my image. I like the fun sentiment and then added 
more color to it with enamel shapes in each of these bright colors!
Play over at 

I hope you have an amazing Saturday and weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Crafting Forever
Ink: Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim, Rich Razzleberry,
Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White,
Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim DSP
Enamel shapes, Layering Circle framelits dies

Friday, May 19, 2017

FMS288 Enjoy Today With Eastern Medallions!

I decided to flip the sketch upside down
and make some DSP of my own. 
 Not everything on the pink paper is straight or even
but it is home made!
I cut out the flower and the center piece with Eastern Medallions thinlits dies
and Fresh Fig card stock.
I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and stamp both in Powder Pink and 
Fresh Fig the sentiment. I added a little flourish by it.
I then stamped shapes on the Powder Pink card stock in both Powder 
Pink and Fresh Fig.  I added some pearls to the center of the flowers mostly 
because the flourish I added was not straight!
I liked how it turned out anyway!
Some Very Vanilla/gold ribbon to finish it off!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend and 
thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Eastern Beauty
Ink: Fresh Fig and Powder Pink
Paper: Very Vanilla, Powder Pink and Fresh Fig
pearls, Eastern Medallions thinlits dies, gold/vanilla ribbon

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Smile With Eastern Beauty

I was trying to come with a card for class in a few weeks
using the Eastern Beauty stamp set and matching dies along with the 
matching designer series paper.
I tried this color combo but it did not do it for me as a class card!
I layered the DSP from two patterns 
and added Tranquil Tide finely woven ribbon. 
I stamped the sentiment and circle from the set and punched it out with the 
2" circle punch.  I layered it on the "flower" die. After popping 
the sentiment on, I stamped the flourish around 4 of the petals.
It is really cute but I am on to design some more....loads of 
possibilities with this set and dies.
Have a lovely day and do not forget to smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Eastern Beauty
Ink: Tranquil Tide and Fresh Fig
Paper: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla,
and Eastern Palace Specialty DSP
Eastern Medallions thinlits dies, Tranquil Tide 
finely woven ribbon, 2" circle punch

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

GDP087 Birthday Delivery

Well, this challenge was begging for me to 
pull out the Birthday Delivery set!  
 It is part of a suite with matching dies and  designer paper
but I have not bought these items yet.
So I stamped the pasty chef and the cake with a great sentiment
that looks like it could be written in frosting.
It was fun to water color the images.  
I did some Smoky Slate and Real Red for the chef
and Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Real Red, and 
Pumpkin Pie on the cake. 
I added some of the glitter dots I have been hoarding from the new 
catalog which starts June 1st.

Hope you can play along with the cooking, baking,
making challenge over at

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Stamp set: Birthday Delivery
Ink: Smoky Slate,Blushing Bride, Real Red,
Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry,
Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Pacific Point
aqua painter, Glitter enamel dots

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

PP344 Creative Every Day!

I saw this color combo and decided I needed to watercolor my 
paint brushes in the Crafting Forever set with these colors!
I used the Tangerine Tango to color the brush end
 and then the others colors for the handles after stamping
in Memento Tuxedo Black on water color paper.
I colored the pot in Smoky Slate.
I cut the image with an oval die and layered a piece
of Tempting Turquoise cut with a scallop,oval behind.
For the Real Red background, I turned to my Gorgeous Grunge 
set and splattered "paint" on with both Real Red and 
Tempting Turquoise ink.
So you go do something creative everyday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Head over to
to join the color challenge this week!


Stamp Set: Crafting Forever, GorgeousGrunge
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangerine Tango, Smoky Slate,
Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Water color paper, Real Red
aqua painter, Oval Layering dies, 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Birthday Bright Project Kit with Amanda!

On Sunday, my daughter and I worked on the 
Birthday Bright project kit from the 
Occasion catalog.  
Above are some of the project from the kit
which include a shaker card with candles
and a few tags and a cake cut out card.
Mostly, I enjoyed spending time with my daughter 
Amanda and stamping together!

Hope you can stamp and create this week, too!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Just Breathe and Happy Mother's Day!

First, Happy Mother's Day to all
I am hoping you will find me laying by my pool today!
Which is like my relaxing card today:

I used my aqua painter to watercolor a background
with three inks: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, and Island Indigo.
I used water color paper and then layered with Basic Black
and Bermuda Bay. 
I stamped the sentiment from Colorful Seasons stamp set
in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I then cut a Adirondack chair from Whisper 
White card stock with the matching dies Seasonal Layers.
I really like the white over the watercolors!
I like how relaxing it makes me feel!

I hope you have a relaxing day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Colorful Seasons
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Island Indigo,
Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black,
Water color paper, Whisper White
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies, aqua painter

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Open Background Stacks For Candles!

I made these bags I saw on  
Sam Donald made these to hold a bag but 
I made them to hold a small Yankee Candle jar
for my Bible study team members.
I used some retired DSP paper stacks in Brights.
I love polka dots so I went with that design.
I stamped a daisy for each and punched out with matching punch
as well as a yellow one to layer together.  
 I used a gold facet in the center for some bling.
 I used some retired Whisper White
satin ribbon to tie up with some gold string, too. 

I started with 8' x 12" piece of DSP.
I scored on the long side at 4 3/4' and 7 1/4"  (Sam scored at 
5" and 7" but I needed a little more width for my candle)
I scored on the short side at 2' and 6"
I cut the tabs in and folded up to form a bag.

Hope you can create something today!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Enjoy Today!

My first Eastern Beauty card!  I started with a great color
combo I saw on with Kylie Bertucci
this week. I cut the two medallions from the 
Eastern Medallions thinlits dies. I stamped 
the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and then the dotted circle
in Lemon Lime Twist.  I punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch and then
punched another one in Pool Party with 1 3/8" circle punch to 
layer behind. 
I then did not know what I wanted to do for a background.
 I thought I would try stamping a pattern with the three colors.
I like how it turned out- nice and bright!

I hope you have a bright day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Eastern Beauty
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay,
 Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Eastern Medallions thinlits dies, 
1 1/4" and 1 3/8"circle punches

Thursday, May 11, 2017

GDP086 Celebrate!

I finally cut into my one special sheet of strawberries
for this sketch card.  I like the way the paper is embossed and is shiny.
I used a piece of Pear Pizzazz and ran it 
through the Stripe emboss folder.
But then what to do for the sentiment.
I then saw my Birthday Bright set with the banner stamp and celebrate.
I used the banner die from Bunch of Banners framelits dies.

I hope you can play along with the sketch challenge
this week over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!

Stamp set: Birthday Bright
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Tasty Treats DSP, Whisper White, 
Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz
Bunch of Banners framelits dies, Stripe emboss folder

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

PP343 As Sweet As

I decided when I saw this challenge, I thought of my 
Tasty Treats DSP.   I still had some of the "shiny" designer paper
left and thought I would let the paper work for me instead of stamping some 
ice cream!  I cut the background from the same designer paper. 
I stamped the sentiment from the matching stamp set Cool Treats.
I layered it over the Watermelon Wonder stripe ribbon.
Simple card for my birthday/friend stash!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you can play over at


Stamp set: Cool Treats
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, 
Tasty Treats DSP
Watermelon Wonder stripe ribbon 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You're The Best Tag

I bought candles from Bath and Body Works for the 
two friends I teach Sunday School with each week.
I finally wrapped them right before i had to take them to a 
brunch on Sunday.
I am thankful to have the daisy set and punch
because it was fast and easy to make a tag last minute.
I used a piece of thick Whisper White for the tag base.
I layered a piece of Dapper Denim card stock with the 
sentiment from Label Me Pretty stamped in white craft ink
on the base.  I then stamped the daisy in Crushed Curry
and the middle of the flower with some Soft Suede ink and used the 
matching punch to punch it out.  I placed a large rhinestone
in the middle for some bling.

I hope you can create today!
Have a lovely Tuesday and 
thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 8, 2017

You Are Amazing

I made 15 of these tags for my Sunday School girls who
are all graduating and leaving me!  
We bought devotional books to give them and will tie these to the gift bags.
I used the retiring Pop Of Pink DSP and some punches.
I love this sentiment and font from All Things Thanks. 
I added a little bling with a gold star sequins.

I hope you enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Butterfly Thank Yous

Two cards I designed for the ladies at my Bible study to
sign for the church that host us each week.
I made them 5" square thought I meant to make them 5.5".
I will miss Mint Macaron and how well it coordinates with some many
other colors!

Hope your Sunday is full of blessing 
and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

FMS286 Thank You For Caring

Sneak peak of two new stamp sets coming
in the new 2017-2018 annual catalog on June 1st.
The roses on the background are stamped with 
Powder Pink from the Wood Words stamp set.
The label and sentiment are from the 
Label Me Pretty stamp which have the matching label
punch and stamped in Berry Burst.  
Both of these colors are new in colors also available June 1st.
I used a strip of the new Berry Burst finely woven ribbon across. 
It is not looking straight here as the tiny corner came a little loose
 when  I was photographing.

Head over to to 
play along!

I hope you enjoy your Saturday.
Though it is my 27th wedding anniversary today,
we are having a memorial for my mother in law 
who passed away in February. 
My husband and I will go out on Sunday eve to dinner instead.

Stamp sets: Wood Words, Label Me Pretty
Ink: Berry Burst and Powder Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Powder Pink
Rhinestones, Pretty Label punch,
 Berry Burst finely woven ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch

Friday, May 5, 2017

FabFri111 You Are Amazing Succulents

I looked through my scraps of DSP and 
since I had a few strips of these, I went with 
the Succulents suite. I stamped and cut several succulents
which I placed on a Stitched Circle die.
I stamped a fav sentiment from All Things Thanks
 in Watermelon Wonder
to finish it up.
Go play along with the sketch challenge over at

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


Stamp sets: All Things Thanks, Oh So Succlents
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Old Olive,
Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Succulent Garden DSP
Succulent Framelits dies, Stitched Shapes framelits dies 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

GDP085 Sunshine Wishes Hello

I decided to make a cute 3.5" square card
for the color challenge today!
I used the Sunshine Sayings set and matching dies.
I cut the flower from Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron.
I stamped the leaves in Mint and the hello in Tip Top Taupe. 
A little layering and it is a quick card!
I used my fav three colors for these five:
Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe!

Hope you can play along over at the
and say good bye gently to these great in colors retiring!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed Thursday!

Stamp set: Sunshine Sayings
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder,
Tip Taupe Top, 
rhinestone, Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies