Saturday, March 31, 2018

CTS265 Happiest Of Birthdays!


Fun sketch over at
I started with the DSP called Picture Perfect Party.
I turned it so the fluffy streamers could be part of my sketch
on the left side. I layered it on Pool Party and then Berry Burst.
I stamped the sentiment from the set Picture Perfect Birthday
in Berry Burst and added some confetti in Lemon Lime Twist
on Whisper White and cut it out with my Layering Circle dies.
I then finished it off with a silver foil doily.

This card is very bright and ready to party!
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely last day of March!

Stamp set: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst
Paper: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Pool Party, 
Picture Perfect Party DSP
silver foil doily

Friday, March 30, 2018

FMS330 Sweet Happy Birthday!

I love the Sweet Soiree embellishment kit!
I did this card so fast and just had to grab my 
Cake Soiree set and use my Berry Burst marker
to color then stamp the sentiment.
I ran the white card stock background through the lovely
Scattered Sequins emboss folder and layered it on a piece
of thick Whisper White for the base.
Picked up the colors in the flowers bouquet for the Berry strip 
of card stock and ran some Marina Mist trim behind.
The vellum silver flowers and stems give it a elegant look.
Hope you can play along with the wonderful sketch challenge
this week over at

Thanks for stopping by and have a
blessed Good Friday!

Stamp set: Cake Soiree
Ink: Berry Burst
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst
Sweet Soiree embellishment kit, Scattered Sequins
embossing folder, banner punch-retired, Subtles enamel
shape in Marina Mist  

Thursday, March 29, 2018

GDP131 Inspiring Easter

I had already made my Easter cards and sent them but I 
decided to play along with the challenge over at
I made this Easter card and will give to a friend this week.
I watched my wonderful upline and friend Mary Fish do this 
sponging this week so tried it with post it notes.
I laid my Whisper White panel down on my grid paper and 
used four post it notes to hold in place and give me a sort of straight line.
Even with lines I could not it it perfectly straight!
That is my life!
I used a sponge dauber for the Lemon Lime Twist
on the bottom and then another sponge dauber for the 
Bermuda Bay ink-looks like grass and sky!
I stamped the flowers from You're Inspiring in Memento
Tuxedo Black over the sponging.
I added the Happy Easter from the same set at bottom.
I used some of the free SAB ribbon in Bermuda Bay
across the card plus a small bow.
I then layered on a piece of Basic Black for a mat 
 and Lemon Lime Twist card base.
I finished it off with some glitter enamel shapes.
I hope you have a beautiful day and Easter celebration!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: You're Inspiring
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black,
Lemon Lime Twist
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Lemon Lime Twist,
Bermuda Bay
Bermuda Bay ribbon (SAB) and Glitter enamel shapes, 
sponge daubers  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

PP386 Just A Note

I wanted to play with the Daisy Delight set and 
so when I saw this sketch over at 
this week, I thought it was my chance. I went for the wild flowers.
I cut a Stitched Shape circle from Whisper White card stock
and cut a little off the side for the sketch. 
I stamped the stems in Old Olive ink.
For the stems in between the big flowers, I used Wisteria Wonder
ink and then two step stamping for the larger flowers in Calypso Coral ink.
I grabbed a left over vellum banner from a Paper Pumpkin kit
to stamp the sentiment in Coral from the Flourishing Phrases set.
I used two coordinating DSP patterns from Delight Daisy DSP
for the background. 
I added banners from Calypso Coral and Wisteria Wonder before 
running some retired Wisteria Wonder baker's twine and finishing with a bow.
I really like all these colors together!
I hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Daisy Delight, Flourishing Phrases
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Whisper White,
Delightful Daisy DSP
Stitched Shapes framelits dies, Wisteria Wonder baker's twine-retired,
Triple Banner punch

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit Cards

Here are my first three cards from the kit.  
I did change the layout of the note cards and 
the top left card is a full size card.

I used the elements of the kit with a Flirty Flamingo
full size card base.  I stamped the corners in Fresh Fig
and the Thank You sentiment from a past PP kit on the tag.

I stamped my own flowers on Flirty Flamingo card stock 
in Fresh Fig and layered them behind the sentiment stamped
in Fresh Fig from Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment from the kit in Fresh Fig
 and changed the layout...really like how it turned out.

Here are my second round of cards (I did two days worth
of stamping with this kit)

A full card in Powder Pink

I cut the envelope and used as my background and layered
it on a Flirty Flamingo base.

I love this one-I cut a envelope and used as my background 
then popped it on a Fresh Fig base.

I stamped the flower on Flamingo paper in Fresh Fig and hand cut it.
Love the wood elements we got as a free gift.

More wood elements here on the left.

I love vintage style card which I really do not do much of anymore.
So this kit was so much fun for me. 
Hope you have a lovely day and happy stamping!
Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, March 26, 2018

CTS264 Just Breathe The Fresh Air

I like this looked like a brick wall. 
However, I immediately thought of the Waterfront set
and finally did a scene other than the beach.
 The beach is my happy place but I love any water-lakes, rivers, ponds, 
streams, but mostly the ocean!
I started with Marina Mist on the bottom and then a little texture over it
in the same color. 
 I moved to Night of Navy and flipped the stamp to look different.
My land stamped in Soft Suede and mountains stamped in Always Artichoke 
gave the finally layer except for the sentiment.
 I decided on the Just Breathe from Colorful Seasons in Navy.
The trees are stamped off once in Suede and the sun is stamped in Peekaboo Peach
for a sunset kind of look.
Hope you can play along over at
and relax and breathe some fresh air this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Waterfront and Colorful Seasons
Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Soft Suede,
Always Artichoke, Peekaboo Peach
Paper: Whisper White and Night of Navy

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TTTC040 Wishing You in Rose Red

I went with the top row for this challenge- Twine, Bold Statement, Red.
Let's talk red!  I like my reds but I do not grabbed Rose Red much so decided to 
feature it today with the red in the challenge.
I used the Petal Burst embossing folder for the background.
I layered the background piece on a thick Whisper White base.
I have not used enough the Happy Wishes free set in the first SAB selection 
this year and so I stamped the Happy in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I then colored the flowers and stems on the sentiment with my aqua painter
in Wild Wasabi and Rose Red.  I stamped the other two sentiments
 from the same set in Rose Red ink.
I thought it would look great to have some die cut at the bottom 
of the sentiment so I went looking through my dies and found the under 
used scallop die in the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies.
I cut it in Basic Black and layered it behind the sentiment and wrapped
some black and white twine around before adding a bow.
A few rhinestones finished the card off.

I hope you can play along with the this week.
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Happy Wishes
Paper: Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red
aqua painter, Seasonal Layers thinlits dies, Black twine, rhinestones

Saturday, March 24, 2018

FF0004 Blossoming Basket In Pink Pirouette

I picked flowers so I could play/color with this new flower set plus embossing folder
with the new this week.

SAB is winding down with one week to go.  
The promotion ends next Saturday on March 31st.
You can earn free items for each 50.00 you spend.  
This year there was a second release in February and
you could earn with 100.00 purchase of Stampin' Up!
products this set called Blossoming Basket and 
the Basket Weave embossing folder together. 
I love that the folder is carrying on to the new catalog in June!
I am finally playing with the basket and used my Stampin' Blends to color.
I blended with Crumb Cake, Old Olive, and Pink Pirouette after stamping in 
Memento Tuxedo Black. 
I cut is with a circle die cut and layered some Pink card stock behind with
a bit of burlap ribbon and mini gold sequin trim for bling.
For the embossing, I ran a piece of Whisper White through with the 
folder and the Big Shot and then I took a sponge dauber and 
added the Pink to the folder. I placed it all on a Crumb Cake base to finish it off.

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

Stamp set: Blossoming Basket
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Memento Tuxedo Black
Sampin' Blends- Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Burlap Ribbon, Mini gold sequin trim, 
Basket Weave embossing folder, Circle dies

Friday, March 23, 2018

GDP130 Blooms Just For You

I grabbed these cards from the Sweet Soiree Memories and More 
card pack I earned free in SAB and picked two coordinating prints
the layered on my base for the sketch.  I use a Berry Burst base
and stamped in the same color some roses over it from Cake Soiree set.
I layered the cards and then added a circle die cut in Whisper White.
On the circle I layered a few pieces from the Sweet Soiree
embellishment kit. I also used a piece of the Marina Mist scallop trim 
from the kit under my sentiment.
I stamped the sentiment from Perennial Birthday set
 in Berry Burst on Whisper White to finish the card.

So quick when kits are there and waiting for you!
Hope you enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Head over to to play along today!


Stamp set: Perennial Birthday, Cake Soiree
Ink: Berry Burst
Paper: Sweet Soiree Memories and More card pack,
Whisper White, Berry Burst
Sweet Soiree embellishment kit, Stitched Shapes framelits dies

Thursday, March 22, 2018

PP385 A Watercolor Rainbow Egg

I almost grabbed my Sunshine & Rainbows bundle but then 
I looked over at my Hello Easter that has been sitting near by!
I decided to color the sections of the egg 5 different rainbow colors.
I used Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Wisteria Wonder,
Pool Party, and Wild Wasbi markers.  Before I stamped the egg, I sprayed
water on the stamp which then made the colors kind of run and look like
I water colored them on the paper. I did hand cut the egg out.
I added the banner in Rose Red card stock stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. 
I had some Old Olive leaves I did not use from another project
cut using the Sweet Cake thinlits dies. 
I tucked the leaves in so maybe the egg looks 
like it is sitting the grass. 
I ran the Daffodil Delight background through the Big Shot 
with the Basket Weave embossing folder and layered it all on
a piece of thick Whisper White for a base.
I added some rhinestones for bling to finish it off.

Head over to
to play along with the rainbow challenge!

I hope you have a blessed day and Happy Spring!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Hello Easter
Ink: Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight,
 Wisteria Wonder and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive,
and Rose Red
Duet Banner punch, rhinestones, Sweet Cake thinlits dies,
Basket Weave embossing folder

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jeweled Butterfly

This card I designed as I was trying to decided what cards to make for 
my March card classes. I wanted to use the Beautiful Day and the butterfly
but was not coming up with a design I liked.
I ended up doing a Brusho butterfly for classes.
I inked up the butterfly here in Emerald Envy and then took a sponge 
dauber and sponged some Night of Navy ink on
 then stamped on the Whisper White card stock. 
I added some dots around in Emerald and layered some 
Naturally Eclectic DSP with the jewel print on bottom.
I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Night of Navy
and layered some navy card stock behind.
 I place all this on more Navy then a Emerald Envy card base.
I finished it off with some rhinestones with the sentiment.

I hope you have a lovey day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Beautiful Day
Ink: Emerald Envy, Night of Navy
Paper: Emerald Envy, Night of Navy,
Whisper White, Naturally Eclectic DSP
rhinestones, sponge dauber

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Just Breathe Birthday

I made this card for my friend's birthday a few weeks ago. 
She loves the beach like me and I knew she would love the 
relax vibe of this card, too.
I used some Color Theory DSP in Crushed Curry layered over the
thick Whisper White base.
I then stamped the elements from High Tide before placing my wooden chair
cut from Seasonal Layers thinlits dies with the Wood Textures DSP.
The just breathe from Colorful Seasons stamp set 
in Basic Gray finishes the relaxing card.
I did stamp a Happy Birthday and more birds inside the card.

Hope your day is relaxing and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: High Tide and Colorful Seasons
Ink: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Old Olive
Paper: Color Theory DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Whisper White
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies

Monday, March 19, 2018

FabFri133 Perfect Birthday!

I needed to pull out my Picture Perfect Birthday suite of stuff and use them!
So when I saw this sketch, this came to mind...especially because I have wanted to 
stamp one of those party blowers!
I started with a thick Whisper White base and layered some Bermuda Bay
card stock ran through the Simple Stripes embossing folder.  
I grabbed the Picture Perfect Party DSP and picked a pattern.
I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on a banner and then 
stamped the party blower in Lemon Lime Twist and then Bermuda Bay
dots over it. I then stamped the end in Berry Burst and the fringe in Bermuda Bay.
All that I had to cut by hand and layer together.
I popped them on a Basic Black banner
 and finished it off with a Bermuda bay enamel dot!

I hope you can play along over at
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Picture Perfect Birthday
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black,
Picture Perfect Party DSP
Simple Stripes embossing folder, Bermuda Bay enamel dot,
banner punch-retired

Sunday, March 18, 2018

CTS263 Springtime Hold On To Hope


Oh Springtime!  It is feeling like it is Florida!
We are planting flowers in the yard this weekend!
For this sketch over at
I started with the Springtime foil DSP and I used my sponge
roller/brayer to roll lots of Powder Pink ink on the paper.
It is not dark but gives it a soft feel especially with the metallics.
I used a gold doily and then added some Rich Razzleberry card stock behind
as well as for the base of the card.
I stamped the flowers from Southern Serenade set in Memento Tuxedo Black
ink and colored them with my Stampin Blends in Old Olive and 
Rich Razzleberry.  I stamped the sentiment from Hold On To Hope set
in Razzleberry, too.
I like how it turned out and hope you can play along 
with this sketch challenge this week. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Hold On To Hope and Southern Serenade
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Powder Pink, 
Rich Razzleberry
Stampin Blends-Rich Razzlberry and Old Olive
Paper: Springtime Foil DSP, Whisper White,
Rich Razzlebrry
gold doily, Layering Circle framelits dies, sponge roller/brayer 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

TTTC039 Whale, Hello There!

I went diagonal this week for the
I used my Message in a Bottle set and I love I got to use my whale!
This set has several puns but I have not used the whale yet.
I grabbed the Springtime foil DSP with the silver stripes for my metallic element.
I used some Night Of Navy twine and a Pool Party enamel shape
for my accents. I stamped the bottle in Smoky Slate ink and added the cork
in Crumb Cake ink. I stamped the water in Pool Party ink and the whale in Navy.
I added the water spout in Pool. I cut it all out with the Layering Oval 
framelits dies and added some Navy behind it. 
I stamped the sentiment (pun) in Navy on Whisper White 
and finished it with an enamel dot.

I hope you can play along this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

Stamp set: Message in a Bottle
Ink: Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Pool Party,
Crumb Cake
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White,
Springtime foil DSP
Layering Oval framelis dies, enamel shapes in Pool Party,
Night of Navy twine

Friday, March 16, 2018

FMS328 A Beachy Smile

I thought for some reason about using my clear block to stamp 
when I saw this sketch challenge over at
I inked my clear block C with Marina Mist ink and stamped 
on a piece of Very Vanilla. I added some sea grass from the High Tide set
in Sahara Sand ink. I then cut a wooden beach chair from the 
Wood Textures DSP using the Seasonal Layers thinlits dies.
I chose a sentiment from Colrful Seasons stamp set and used the Early
Espresso ink. I layered the background on a piece of Marina Mist.
Then placed it on a Early Espresso base.
I finished it off with some glitter enamel dots. 
I like the clean simple beachy feel.

Hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: High Tide, Colorful Seasons
Ink: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Sahara Sand
Paper: Very Vanilla, Wood Textures DSP,
Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Glitter enamel dots, Seasonal Layers thinlits dies

Thursday, March 15, 2018

GDP129 Barn Door Blessings

I have this set called Barn Door out designing projects for a design team
 when I saw this color challenge.
  I knew I could make it work with this set and matching dies.
I started with a Soft Suede card base and layered a piece of Calypso Coral 
embossed with the Simple Stripes embossing folder for a siding look.
I stamped the door on Very Vanilla in Soft Suede and layered it on
a piece of Pear Pizzazz.  I stamped the wreath on vanilla with Pear ink
and cut it out with the matching die.  I stamped the wreath again in Coral
and used the die just for the flowers. 
I popped the wreath on the door and decided to make the sentiment hanging also.
I stamped the sentiment on vanila in Suede and punched it with the 
1 3/4" punch and the layered it with a another circle in Pear.
I stamped a hanging sign in Suede then cut the top hanging part for the sentiment
 and added a gold dot to look like a shiny nail.
I really like how it turned out!
Hope you can play along with the color challenge this week 
over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Barn Door
Ink: Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla
Sliding Door framelits dies, Gold enamel dot, Layering Circle 
framelits dies, 1 3/4" circle punch, Simple Striped embossing folder

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PP384 Happy Pink Easter!

I pulled on two shades of pink- Powder Pink and Berry Burst!
I wanted to use the egg and bunny more from Hello Easter. 
I stamped the bunny in Soft Suede and hand snipped him.
I stamped the egg in Powder pink and then some dots and flowers
in the Berry Burst on the Whisper White background.
I stamped the sentiment on Powder Pink in Berry and used my 
banner punch-retired. I then layered it over the Berry Burst ribbon. 
I layered the White on Powder Pink and then a Berry Burst base.
I finished it off with some bling on the flowers. 

Cute and pink!
Go play with 
color challenge this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day!

Stamp set: Hello Easter
Ink: Berry Burst, Soft Suede and Powder Pink
Paper: Whisper White, Powder Pink, Berry Burst
Berry Burst finely woven ribbon, banner punch-retired, rhinestones 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

FF0003 Panda Peek A Boo

A simple Panda card in Black and White was so easy and cute!
I started with the Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP and layered it on a piece 
of thick Whisper White for the base.
I cut three squares and layered them together and stamped the panda with the 
party hat for in side with a Hi from Party Pandas stamp set.
My mom will really like this so I will mail it out to her this week!

Hope you can play along over at 

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week!

Stamp set: Party Pandas
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black,
Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP
Layering Square framelits dies

Monday, March 12, 2018

CTS262 Seas The Day

Something reminded me of my burlap background stamp
so I just had to pull it out.
I inked it up with Fresh Fig and stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla.
I then stamped the sentiment from So Many Shells on a strip
of Vanilla and added a shell stamp all in the same Fresh Fig ink.
I layered some Natural Gold trim behind for a pop of gold.
I finished it off with a Fresh Fig base.
Hope you can play along at

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a lovely week!

Stamp sets: So Many Shells and Burlap
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig
Ink Fresh Fig
Natural Gold trim

Sunday, March 11, 2018

TTTC038 Roses For You

Happy Sunday!
I went with the first column for the
I started with the Springtime foil DSP.  It is Very Vanilla
with Copper polka dots.  I then wrapped some copper trim around it
before layering on my Old Olive card base.
I colored the roses from Petal Palette after stamped
 in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on thick Very Vanilla card stock.
I used my Stampin Blends markers in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.
I cut them out with the matching dies and popped them up on 
a Very Vanilla square. I heat embossed the sentiment from 
So Many Shells in Copper emboss powder. I layered the vanilla
square on a another square in Rich Razzleberry to finish it off.

I hope you can play along this week!
Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp sets: So Many Shells, Petal Palette
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
Stampin Blends Markers- Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Springtime foil DSP, Old Olive, 
Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Copper trim, Copper emboss powder, heat tool,
Layering Square framelits dies, Petals & More thinlits dies 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

FMS327 Happy Birthday Cole!

Today is my son's 20th birthday!  Besides his fav colors-blue and red,
Cole loves anything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
His fav is Ironman but I thought of this Captain America shield
as soon as I saw the sketch at this week.
 Perfect timing as I sat down to make his card. 
I used my Layering Circles dies in Real Red, Smoky Slate and Pacific Point
and then punched out the star in Smoky Slate.
The punch is an old star punch I kept around and times like this, I am glad I did!
I simply stamped the Happy Birthday from Perennial Birthday in Real Red.
He would not care for any bling or other special effects so kept it simple.

We are headed to do a bunch of go carting and laser tag and other 
virtual reality games today and then go eat a big birthday dinner!

Hope you have a fun day, too!
Thanks for sopping by!

Stamp set: Perennial Birthday
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Pacific Point, 
Smoky Slate
Ink: Real Red
Layering Circle framelits dies, star punch-retired