Sunday, March 31, 2019

PP435 Happy Inspiring Easter

This is my fav challenge- Tic Tac Toe!
I choose the bottom row Easter, Circle, Floral.
I grabbed the You're Inspiring set and stamped the 
flowers in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them 
with the Stampin' Blends in light Granny Apple Green
and Daffodil Delight with a touch of Mango Melody in the center.
I cut it out with the stitched circle die and added a few yellow pearls.
I used Granny Apple card stock for the base and added
 the white background I stamped the sentiment from the same set
in  Black and Lemon Lime Twist some bubbles from the set.
I added the strip of Daffodil Delight Gingham Gala DSP 
to the card before popping up the circle image.

Hope you can play along over

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: You're Inspiring
Paper: Gingham Gala DSP, Whisper White, 
Granny Apple Green
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends- Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody,
and Granny Apple Green
Stitched Shapes dies, Artisan pearls

Saturday, March 30, 2019

All For You In Balmy Blue

Yes, I did a little casing for my fourth card for classes
 from the Occasions catalog. 
I started with the base of this card which is Balmy Blue
and stamped the large floral image from 
All That You Are set in the same color ink. 
I then cut a white stitched rectangle and 
stamped the sentiment from the set 
in Night of Navy. 
I stamped the flowers in Flirty Flamingo on both
Flamingo and Petal Pink card stocks. 
I cut them and the leaves with the Frosted Bouquet dies.
I use Pear Pizzazz and Lemon Lime Twist for the leaves/filler. 
I finished it off with the Balmy Blue sheer bow.

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

Stamp set: All That You Are
Ink: Flirty Flamingo, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Balmy Blue, Flirty Flamingo,
Petal Pink, Pear Pizzazz, and Lemon Lime Twist
Stitched Rectangle dies, Frosted Bouquet dies,
Sheer Balmy Blue ribbon

Friday, March 29, 2019

Beach Happy

Love this set!  I especially love the extra stamps that 
color in for me! This will hopefully be a hit in my card classes next week!
 I started with the Crumb Cake base and 
layered the piece of Coastal Cabana that is embossed on 
after running some thick Crumb Cake twine around.
Love the Seaside embossing folder!
I used the Beach Happy set to create a scene on 
my white piece by stamping the tree trunk
and the chair/umbrella in Early Espresso. 
I then used the Crumb Cake ink to my the sand under them.
I used the stripe stamp with Poppy Parade ink
for the chair and Coastal Cabana ink to fill in the umbrella. 
The top of the tree was stamped in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
It looks like a lot but it was fast stamping!
I finished it off with my sentiment stamped in 
Poppy Parade on a white circle and a scallop 
Poppy one behind.

Enjoy Your day and hopefully some sun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Beach Happy
Paper: Poppy Parade, Whisper White,
Coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake
Ink: Poppy Parade, Coastal Cabana,
Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Lemon Lime Twist
Layering Circles dies, Crumb Cake twine from Nature's Twine,
Seaside embossing folder 

Thursday, March 28, 2019


This is my Easter card for classes next week.
I had to go with purple and use the wonder Gingham Gala DSP
also in same color.  I started with the white base and 
added the piece of Highland Heather card stock 
ran through with the Tufted embossing folder. 
I placed a strip of designer paper in Heather on the side.
I cut the stitched rectangle in white and stamped the 
floral image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then the 
sentiment in Heather.
Both are from the new set called His Grace.
I colored the floral image with Stampin Blends
markers in Highland Heather and Call Me Clover. 
I finished it with a cross cut from the Wood Textures DSP 
with the Cross of Hope dies and added a small pearl to the middle.

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

Stamp set: His Grace
Paper: Wood Textures DSP, Gingham Gala DSP,
Whisper White, Highland Heather
Ink: Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends- Highland Heather, Call Me Clover
Cross Of Hope dies, Tufted embossing folder, pearl,
Stitched Rectangle dies 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mother's Day Tea

Love this Country Floral embossing folder
for my first card and Mother's Day
card for card classes. 
I ran the piece of Calypso Coral though with this 
embossing folder and layered it on the white base
after I ran a bit of white twine around and tied it.
I stamped the rose and tea cup in Memento Black Tuxedo 
ink on white card stock and colored them with the Stampin Blends.
I cut them with the matching dies and then popped 
them up on a pearlized doily.
I stamped the sentiment from the same set called
Tea Together on Old Olive card stock and then cut with the 
Stitched Labels die.
I finished it off with a pearl on the label.

I hope you enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Tea Together
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White,
Old Olive
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends- Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party
Pearlized doily, pearl, Stitched Labels dies, Tea Time dies

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Beautiful Berry Burst

The in color Berry Burst shown here on my card will 
soon retire along with the other 2017-2019 in colors.
I really have enjoyed using this color with many other 
SU! colors and here with white and Blushing Bride.
I did not use a sentiment on this card since I am trying to 
have a variety in my stash.
I can use this for many occasions like birthday, wedding,
thinking of you, get well, etc.
I stamped the detailed flower from Beautiful Promenade set
on the white background in Berry Burst.
I then stamped the splatter from the Beauty Abounds set in
Blushing Bride. I then stamped the other flower on 
Blushing Bride card stock in Berry and cut it with the matching die.
I found an old style white doily in my stash and added it 
along with the a few white leaves and some artisan pearls 
to finish it off.

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

Stamp sets: Beauty Abounds, Beautiful Promenade
Ink: Berry Burst, Blushing Bride
Paper: Blushing Bride, Berry Burst, Whisper White
White doily, Beautiful Layers dies, Artisan Pearls

Monday, March 25, 2019

FF0030 Vibrant Vases In Granny Apple & Poppy

#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0030, Stampin Up, Handmade, Dots

I have so much of the packs of designer paper
in Brights and In Colors so when I saw the dots challenge
I knew what paper to grab---picking a color was hard though!
I decided I loved the Granny Apple Green for this challenge
and layered it on the white base after running some 
Poppy Parade ribbon around. I stamped the flowers and the vase
 on a piece of white in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
I colored them both with the Stampin Blends markers.
The flowers in Poppy and Granny Apple
 and the vase in both shades of Granny Apple Green.
I punched the vase with the Vases Builder punch
and popped it on a white stitched circle.
I hand cut the flowers and popped them up. 
 I finished it off with a rhinestone for some bling!

It is home made and with plenty of dots for the challenge.
Hope you can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Vibrant Vases
Paper: Whisper White, Brights 6x6 DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,
Stampin Blends- Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green
Vases Builder punch, rhinestone, Poppy Parade woven ribbon-retired,
Stitched Shapes dies 

Sunday, March 24, 2019

PP434 Thinking Of You With Painted Seasons

I love this suite- set, dies and designer paper.
I did not buy it right away since I was out of the country
 for almost a month but I kept seeing great projects with it
so had to get it and play.
For this card, I laid the DSP on a Pool Party base. I then 
added the strip of Call Me Clover to it.
I stamped the flowers and leaves on white card stock in 
Pool Party and Lemon Lime Twist ink.
I cut them with the matching dies called Four Seasons dies.
I stamped the sentiment from Beautiful Day in 
Call Me Clover and cut it with the label die from Petals & More dies.
I few pearls on the flowers to finish it off.

Hope you can play along over at
this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Painted Seasons, Beautiful Day
Ink: Call Me Clover, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Painted Seasons DSP, Whisper White,
Call Me Clover, Pool Party
Four Seasons dies, Petals & More dies, pearls

Saturday, March 23, 2019

FMS380 A New Adventure!

Love this card! I love all nautical things!
I started with my Pool Party square and added the lines in 
same colors with the stampfrom Lilypad Lake.
 I then stamped the boats from the set in three different blues.
I used Night of Navy at top, Pacific Point in middle,
and Bermuda Bay on bottom. 
I cut them with the matching dies called Lakeside dies.
I added the "water mark" dots on for a balanced look.
I layered the Pool Party square on a Night of Navy one
then laid on the white background
where I stamped the sentiment from the Well Said
set in Night Of Navy ink.
I finished it by placing on the Navy base.
Clean and simple!
Head over to play at
today and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Lilypad Lake, Well Said
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White,
Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Night of Navy,
Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point
clear dots, Lakeside dies

Friday, March 22, 2019

Birthday Tea

Finally playing with the Tea Together bundle. 
I designed this card with the tea pot and I 
designed a Mother's Day card for classes with the cup
posting next week.
I stamped the tea pot, flower and the sentiment on white card stock in 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut the pot and flower with the 
matching dies called Tea Time plus All That You Are set for the sentiment.
I cut the sentiment with a circle die
 and layered it on a stitched circle in Coastal Cabana.
I colored a little around the pot and on the handle with my Pool Party
Stampin Blend marker. The flower with colored with the Calypso
Coral and Old Olive Blends. Love the added pearl in the middle!
I layered these on a pearlized doily, ran some ribbon around the 
Tea Room DSP and a layer of white before laying on the Coastal Cabana base.  
A quick bow with the same Coral ombre ribbon finished it off. 
Great addition to my birthday card stash!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Tea Together, All That You Are, 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends- Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Paper: Tea Room DSP, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, 
Pearlized doily, pearl, Tea Time dies, Layering Circle dies,
Stitched Shapes dies, Calypso Coral ombre ribbon

Thursday, March 21, 2019

GDP181 All For You

I find myself loving several things my friend 
Brian King has made lately and casing some of his work.
I remember he made a card like this one but with all green 
ink and it was beautiful. 
Here is his beautiful card .
I used the sweet color combo from the challenge today and 
loved how these colors coordinate together.
I will miss Lemon Lime Twist when it retires in June.
I will let it stay in my stash for when I need that shading.
I stamped the flowers/leaves from Painted Seasons 
and the sentiment was stamped on Grapefruit Grove card
stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink from All That You Are set.
I then cut it with a Stitched Label die and ran some 
Daffodil Delight sheer ribbon through.
The ribbon has sold out with SAB but it has been a wonderful ribbon to use. 
I layered the white background on Lemon Lime Twist card stock
then laid it on a Grapefruit base.

I hope you can play along this week with the 
color challenge over at 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: All That You Are, Painted Seasons
Paper: Grapefruit Grove, Lemon Lime Twist,
and Whisper White 
Ink: Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Memento Tuxedo Black,
and Lemon Lime Twist
Stitched Labels dies, Daffodil Delight sheer ribbon

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

FabFri159 Hold Onto Hope

My first with the new Painted Seasons set.
I stamped the flowers in Calypso Coral and Grapefruit Grove
plus the leaves in Old Olive ink.  I cut them with the matching
dies called Four Seasons dies and then added them on 
a Very Vanilla stitched rectangles. I stamped the sentiment from 
the Hold Onto Hope set on a vanilla banner in Coral ink
and finished it off with the grapefruit gems.
I added all this to a sticthed rectangle piece of Tea Room DSP
before laying on a Very Vanilla base.

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

Stamp set: Hold On To Hope, Painted Seasons
Ink: Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive
Paper: Tea Room DSP, Very Vanilla
Four Seasons dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, 
banner punch-retired, Grapefruit Grove

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

CTS155 Birthday Wishes With Botanical Butterfly

Actually this was a quick card! I layered two pieces 
of the Botanical Butterfly DSP together on a black base.
I then punched a butterfly from the paper with the 
Butterfly Duet punch and colored it with three of my 
Stampin Blends markers- Light Calypso Coral,
Light Petal Pink, and Light Daffodil Delight. 
I laid a strip of Black card stock across
before adding the label cut form the Lakeside dies 
with the sentiment stamped in
Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the 
Varied Vases set.
A few black rhinestones for bling to finish it off. 
Greta sketch over at 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Varied Vases
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends: Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White
black rhinestones, Butterfly Duet punch, Lakeside framelits dies

Monday, March 18, 2019

Thank You Happiness Blooms

Such a cheery card thanks to the lovely designer paper
called Happiness Blooms. 
I layered a piece of it on the base with stripes and then
another piece over the Night Of Navy card stock.
I added several tiny rhinestones for some bling!
I wrapped a piece of the Navy gingham ribbon 
around before adding the sentiment from 
Southern Serenade on the white die with a Calypso
Coral circle behind. 
I let the designer paper do the work with two fun patterns!

Hope your day is a happy one!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Southern Serenade
Ink: Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, 
Calypso Coral, Happiness Blooms DSP
rhinestones, Night of Navy Gingham ribbon, 
Layering Circle dies, Stitched Labels dies 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

PP433 Better With You

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew I wanted to 
try stamping the butterflies in Memento Tuxedo Black and 
then sponging color on them. This was the perfect 
one layer project.
I stamped my sentiment from the Butterfly Gala set
and then the butterflies being careful to ink only the large ones.
I then took a sponge dauber and dabbed Mango Melody ink and some then 
Calypso Coral on others. 
I finished with a few black rhinestones for a bling. 
Hope you can head over and play along this week at

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp set: Butterfly Gala
Ink: Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White
sponge dauber, black rhinestones

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Hello Beautiful

I saw this water color butterfly in a demo magazine 
I get called Stampin' Success. I stamped the 
butterfly from Butterfly Gala set on water color paper 
with Bermuda Bay ink. I then lightly sprayed it once with water. 
I then took my aqua painter and added a little Daffodil Delight 
and Coastal Cabana ink to the big butterfly.
I punched them out with matching punch.
I then stamped the sentiment from the same set in Bermuda
on the white stitched die and added it all to the 
three strips of Daffodil Gingham Gala DSP on 
the white base.

Another submission for the spring challenge over at
Hope you have a spring-y day and thanks
for stopping by!

Stamp set: Butterfly Gala
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Gingham Gala DSP, Whisper White, water color paper
Butterfly Duet punch, Wonderful Floral dies, rhinestone

Friday, March 15, 2019

For You With Floral Vellum

I would never thought of this beautiful floral vellum
being framed if not for my wonderful friend
Brian King who is not only a genius at layouts but layers as well.
He posted this week on his blog  
ways to attach vellum and he had this frame up. 
 ( you can see his post by clicking my link)
I just had to make a card with it.
 I added the vellum to the back of mu Mossy Meadow frame
I cut with two stitched rectangle dies.
I used for the second rect one that was two sizes down from the first.
I finally cut into this beautiful Floral Romance specialty vellum paper.
I layered the framed vellum on a Petal Pink card base.
I then stamped the sentiment from Very Vintage in
Fresh Fig ink on a white circle die then cut a 
Fig circle along with a Petal Pink stitched circle from 
the Stitched Labels dies.
Simple and fast but what a beautiful floral background.

Hope you have wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Very Vintage
Ink: Fresh Fig
Paper: Floral Romance specialty DSP, Whisper White,
Fresh Fig, Mossy Meadow and Petal Pink
Stitched Labels dies, Layering Circles dies

Thursday, March 14, 2019

GDP180 Birthday Wishes Cased

Casing my friend Stesha is hard to do-why?
Well, she is so talented that she is an Artisan Design Team member 
plus she is the queen of fussing cutting!  So I knew when casing her card
above, I had to do some level of fussing cutting!
I cased it in color and layout and set. 
 I used a piece of the recently retired Festive Farmhouse DSP 
for the wood background which I layered on a Berry Burst base.
I then stamped all the pieces from the Varied Vases set on
water color paper and cut some by hand-the fussing cutting part and the 
vases were punched with the matching Vases Builder punch.
I still need more birthday cards so stuck with the same sentiment.
All were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black before water coloring with 
my aqua painter.

Hope you can play along over at

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy fussing cutting!

Stamp set: Varied Vases
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Granny Apple Green,
Mango Melody, Berry Burst
Paper: Berry Burst, Water color paper, Whisper White,
Festive Farmehouse DSP-retired
White accent colored in Granny Apple Green Stampin Blend marker,
banner punch-retired, Vases Builder punch,
aqua painter

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

FF0029 Spring Birthday

#FestiveFridayChallenge, #FF0029, Spring handmade cards, Green handstamped cards, Stampin Up

Quick card today-all I had to do was cut the 
butterfly die  in white card stock and layered it on a piece
of Floral Romance DSP and add that to the white base.
I stamped the sentiment from Very Vintage in 
VersaMark on heat embossed with white embossing powder then
cut it with the label die in Lakeside dies and add pearls.
Love the background here!
I think the soft green and the pretty bunch of 
butterflies screams spring!

Hope you can play along over at 

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Spring!

Stamp set: Very Vintage
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Floral Romance DSP, Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz
Heat tool, White emboss powder, die, pearls, Lakeside dies,
Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

FabFri158 Promenade Birthday

You will notice I have mostly birthday cards this week 
as I need to increase my stash of these cards.
I started by stamping the lovely flower from 
Beautiful Promenade set in Calypso Coral ink on 
the Petal Pink card stock and cut them 
with the matching dies.  With these same
Beautiful Layers dies, I cut the leaves in Mossy Meadow.
I stamped the sentiment on a strip of Very Vanilla
in Mossy from the Very Vintage set.  I layered all of these 
on the Calypso Coral Lace embossed background and 
then added it on the Vanilla base.
A few pearls and some Wink of Stella on the flowers finished it off.

Hope you can play along over at
this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Beautiful Promenade, Very Vintage
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink,
and Very Vanilla
Beautiful Layers dies, Lace embossing folder, Artisan pearls in
Petal Pink, Wink of Stella

Monday, March 11, 2019

FMS378 Thinking Of You With Tropical Chic

When I saw this sketch challenge, I thought of these leaves!
Not sure why but I do love to create with this suite!
I did turn the layout for a portrait card.
I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green
and the took a sponge dauber inked in 
Shaded Spruce and dabbed it on then stamped on 
white card stock.  I cut them out with the matching die.
I layered them on a piece of Tropical Escape DSP
layered on a piece of Shaded Spruce card stock
then wrapped with white twine.
I stamped the sentiment on a white banner from the 
Beautiful Day set in Granny Apple Green ink. 
All was placed on a Granny Apple Green base
and I finished it off with some of the same color 
glitter dots. 

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

Stamp sets: Tropical Chic and Beautiful Day
Paper: Tropical Escape DSP, Granny Apple Green, 
Whisper White, Shaded Spruce
Ink: Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green
Tropical dies, Granny Apple Green enamel glitter dots
white twine, banner punch-retired

Sunday, March 10, 2019

A Lovely Day For The Paper Players 432

So excited to be joining the design team at The Paper Players!
I made this card weeks ago in for this wonderful challenge this week.
Then I have been traveling for 3 weeks and now I am trying to 
 remember what I created!
I did use the wonderful Gingham Gala DSP in
Lemon Lime Twist for the background layered on a white base.
I then stamped on the white piece in Call Me Clover ink 
with the lovely floral stamp twice. 
I then stamped the butterflies from the same set called Beauty Abounds
and cut them with the matching dies called Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies.
 I loved stamping them in the bright colors of the rainbow!
I picked the Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, 
Lemon Lime Twist, Blueberry Bushel, and Gorgeous Grape colors.
I stamped the sentiment in Poppy from the Forever Lovely set. 
I layered that on a piece of Poppy Parade and then finished it off with
Lemon Lime Twist sequins.
I looks fresh and spring like!  
I had so many ideas for this challenge because I love rainbows.
But butterflies are always fun to stamp!

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

Stamp sets: Forever Lovely, Beauty Abounds
Paper: Whisper White, Gingham Gala DSP, 
Poppy Parade
Ink: Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, 
Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist,
Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape, and Call Me Clover
Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies, Lemon Lime Twist sequins-retired 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Happy 21st Birthday Cole

My baby turns 21 on Sunday!  Yes, I feel old.
He loves red/white/blue together. 
So I thought I would combine these for a 
festive cupcake!
I finally cut into my Happiness Blooms DSP for the background
i layered on white and then Real Red card stock.
I stamped the cupcake and sentiment
 from the SAB free set called Hello Cupcake.
I used Night Of Navy for the bottom, Daffodil Delight for the 
cupcake inside and then Real Red for the frosting.
I had to put a few blue gems on for sprinkles!

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

Stamp set: Hello Cupcake
Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy
Paper: Happiness Blooms DSP, Real Red,
Whisper White
Happiness Blooms enamel dots

Thursday, March 7, 2019

PP431 Spring Fever Challenge

Happy to be back but trying to get in the groove again!
Hope you are feeling the spring fever.

This just screams spring to me!
I used a white base and then a lovely piece of the 
Gingham Gala DSP in Highland Heather. 
I cut the floral die from Springtime 
Impressions thinlits dies in white card stock.
I then cut a Heather and a white stitched rectangle and 
stamped some flowers plus a sentiment 
with the Abstract Impressions set.
I finished it up with the pearls in the upper corner.

Head over to to play along!

Hope you have an awesome day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Abstract Impressions
Ink: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape,
Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Gingham Gala, Whisper White,
Highland Heather
Springtime Impressions thinlits dies,
Stitched Rectangle dies, pearls