Tuesday, December 31, 2019

CTS352 Hello Lily Pad and Happy Last Day of 2019

Yes, I am back from a NYC Christmas.
 I was wonderful mostly for the time spent just the four of us.
 But all that walking--hope I lost some weight!
Happy Last Day Of 2019!
A new decade is upon us!

Fun sketch over at casethissketch.blogspot.com
This looks a little funky!
I thought about making the water for the sketch and using
my lily pad and lily from the new Lovely Lily Pad set.
I stamped the outline of the water in Bermuda Bay
on the white background. I colored it with Pool Party ink
and the other side of the stamp. I also stamped the lily pad
in these colors and cut it out with the matching die.
I stamped the lily on Petal Pink in Melon Mambo ink
and cut it out withe matching die.
I added a Melon Mambo outline lily die behind plus stamped the
hello from Timeless Tulips in Mambo ink.
I added it to the Mambo base.
I finished it off with some pink rhinestones.
A fun card I will send my mom this week.

Happy a wonderful and safe New Years Eve!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Lovely Lily Pad and Timeless Tulips
Ink: Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Lily Pad dies, pink rhinestones

Friday, December 20, 2019

Celebrate With Honey Bee

My first time playing with the Honey Bee bundle
from the new mini catalog that starts January 3rd, 2020.
I decided to cut the detailed honeycomb die in white card stock
and lay it down in two places on the white background piece
and I sponged Pineapple Punch ink on to make a stenciled image.
I then layered my stencil behind the hive I stamped in 
Mango Melody ink an cut with the matching die. 
I stamped the bees in Memento Tuxedo Black
 and then cut again with the matching dies.
I colored them with the Pineapple Punch Stampin Blend.
I added the sentiment in Black from the same set and then 
layered t to the white base.

It was a quick card as I did not have to think about the 
colors or card stock. 
BTW- there is a beautiful designer paper that matched this bundle
in the SAB-sale-a-bration brochure that starts in  January also.
But I just could cut into it yet but soooon! Ha!

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

I will be headed to NYC for Christmas this weekend
 through the next weekend so no post next week!
Have a Merry Christmas from me to you!

Stamp set: Honey Bee
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch
Stampin Blends marker- Pineapple Punch
Paper: Whisper White
Detailed Bee dies, sponge dauber

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Lovely Lily In Corals

Yesterday's card and this one are inspired by Artisan Design Team 
member Angela Meiritz-Reid over at stampingbeauty.blogspot.com
You can see her cards here.

Here is the other lily I water colored at the same time as yesterday's card.
I stamped the lily, the pad, and the leaves in VersaMark ink
on water color paper in white emboss powder.
 I cut them with the matching dies and colored them with my aqua painter.
I used Calypso Coral, Mango Melody and Petal Pink on the flower.
I used Granny Apple Green for the pad and leaves. 
I also cut the detailed die in the water color paper just for thickness.
I could have added some color to it. 
I stamped on the background with my Mango Melody ink and the 
Artisan Textures stamp set. Bling was added in Pumpkin Pie rhinestones.
I layered on apiece of the lovely Lily Impressions DSP and then 
a white card base. 
Sweet card and I left the sentiment off so can use for any occasion.

The Lovely Lily Pad set and the matching dies called Lily Pad dies
along the Lily Impression DSP can all be earned for free when 
SAB (sale-a-bration) starts in January 2020.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Stamp set: Lovely Lily Pad, Artisan Textures
Ink: VersaMark, Calypso Coral,
Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Mango Melody
Paper: Whisper White, Lily Impression DSP,
water color paper
aqua painter, heat tool, white emboss powder,
Holiday rhinestones-Pumpkin Pie, Lily Pad dies

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Lovely Lily In Pinks

My cards today and tomorrow are inspired by Artisan Design Team
member Angela Meiritz-Reid over at here

I sat down to water color some of these images from the 
Lovely Lily Pad set in the SAB (sale-a-bration) brochure.
I have this card and another one for you tomorrow.
I stamped on water color paper in VersaMark ink
the lily, the lily pad and two leaves. I heat embossed them in white.
Yes, it was hard to see!
I then water colored then with my aqua painter.
The flower was done in Lovely Lipstick, Flitry Flamingo and 
Petal Pink inks. The pad and leaves in Call Me Clover. 
I cut them with the matching dies called Lily Pad dies.
Both the stamp set and dies you can earn for free during 
SAB starting Jan. 3rd. 2020.
I then stamped the texture stamp from 
Artisan Textures set in VersaMark 
and heat embossed in gold emboss powder on white card stock.
I added the panel of white to a white base.
I added some gold thread behind plus a few gold pearls.
I liked it with no sentiment on the front so can use for any occasion.

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

Stamp set: Lovely Lily Pad, Artisan Textures
Ink: VersaMark, Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover,
Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink.
Paper: Whisper White and water color
Heat tool, white emboss powder, aqua painter,
Lily Pad dies, gold pearls, gold thread

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CTS73 A Christmas Thank You

These two cards are the same but I placed the gold bow
in different places. I need to make a few Christmas thank 
you cards for a customer and decided to easily cut from the 
designer paper called Christmastime Is Here and use
the lovely sketch from casethissketch.blogspot.com this week.
So I cut the rose image right from the paper plus a large scallop 
circle from another one of the prints. I added the lattice
detail die in gold foil and then stamped the sentiment from
Painted Glass set in VeraMark ink and heat embossed 
in gold emboss powder on a white Ornate Frame die.
I made a cut gold bow and tried it in two places and decided
to make one card with by the sentiment and the other towards
the circle die. I place all on a Cherry Cobbler background 
embossed with the Subtles emboss folder and finished with a white card base.

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

Stamp set: Painted Glass
Ink: VeraMark
Paper: Christmastime Is Here DSP, Cherry Cobbler,
Whisper White, gold foil
Heat tool, gold ribbon, Subtles emboss folder, Roses dies,
gold emboss powder, Ornate Frames dies, Circle dies-retired

Monday, December 16, 2019

FF0049 Merry Christmas Gift Tag

I had a customer contact me on Thursday night and ask me to make
15 Christmas gift tags for her along with some cards.
I wanted to say no because I was all done with Christmas projects
but I made ones for her last year and she loved them plus I could 
use the money for shopping on my trip to NYC this weekend!
(Yes, we are spending Christmas in NYC this year!)

I used it with the festivefridaychallenge.com this week
and used ornaments, metallic paper and interactive(gift tag to hang on a bag)!
I got my inspiration from Kimberly Myers at stampinwithkim.wordpress.com 

I used a Very Vanilla base with the Stitched Nested Labels dies
and the same dies for the design print called Brightly Gleaming DSP.
I stamped the small ornament from Christmas Gleaming 
in Pretty Peacock ink and punched out with the matching punch.
I punched the larger ornament in another designer paper print from same 
paper pack. I added them to a Stitched circle die in Peacock
and a scallop copper foil circle. I stamped the sentiment from 
same stamp in VersaMark and heat embossed in copper emboss powder.
I hand snipped it out. I finished it off with a hole punch
and Vanilla woven ribbon for the tie and a rhinestone in Peacock.

Hope you have a happy Monday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Christmas Gleaming
Paper: Brightly Gleaming DSP, Very Vanilla, Pretty Peacock,
Copper foil
Ink: VersaMark, Pretty Peacock
rhinestone, Christmas Ornament punch pack, 
Stitched Nested Label dies, Layering Circle dies, Stitched Shapes dies, 
copper emboss powder, Very Vanilla woven ribbon

Friday, December 13, 2019

Thank You Sweet Bird

I needed a quick thank you so pulled out my 
Free As A Bird set plus the matching paper.
I stamped the bird in Early Espresso ink on white card stock and 
and snipped him out. I colored him with the Stampin Blends
markers in Pool Party, So Saffron, and a little Calypso Coral.
I stamped the flower in the same ink and colored with Calypso Coral.
I cut it out and popped it up.
I stamped the leaves in Old Olive on the white label cut from
the Beautiful Boughs dies from the holiday catty and colored it with the 
light Old Olive Blend marker. I added the sentiment in 
Early Espresso ink and finished it with some pearls.
I popped it on the background I made with two prints from the 
Bird Ballad DSP and a strip of Pool Party card stock which I added the 
the Petal Pink base. 
Sweet card!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely day!

Stamp set: Free As A Bird
Ink: Early Espresso, Old Olive
Stampin Blends markers- Old Olive, So Saffron, Pool Party,
Calypso Coral
Paper: Petal Pink, Whisper White, Bird Ballad DSP, Pool Party
Beautiful Boughs dies, pearls

Thursday, December 12, 2019

FabFri178 Rest & Relax In The Tropics

I thought of these trees when I saw the two greens in 
the color challenge this week over at 
I stamped the trees from Timeless Tropical set on the white card stock
 both in Mossy Meadow with Soft suede trunks 
and then in Pear Pizzazz ink with the Suede trunk.
I cut them out with the matching dies called In The Tropics.
I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot on white card stock and 
cut it with the Ornate Frame die.
I ran the Seaside Spray piece of card stock with a new fav 
emboss folder called Coastal Weave emboss folder and then layered 
that on a Whisper White piece then on the Merry Merlot base.
I added some burlap behind my sentiment and then finished it 
off with the cutest trinket from the Tropical Oasis trinkets.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Timeless Tropical
Ink: Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede
Paper: Merry Merlot, Whisper White, Seaside Spray
Ornate Frames dies, Coastal Weave emboss folder, burlap trim,
Tropical Oasis trinkets, In The Tropics dies 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Let It Snow Diaper Fold Treat Holder

I made 14 of these last week to give to my Bible study group this week.
I took a 6 x 6 piece of the wonderful Let It Snow DSP and 
did the fold then added the snowman image stamped in 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink from Snowman Seasons punch out
 of Whisper White card stock with the 1 3/4" circle punch.
I did a little coloring with my Stampin Blends markers in 
Pool Party, Real Red and Calypso Coral.
 I added some Real Red behind with the Everyday Punch.
Of course, I added some yummy chocolate piece to the pouch.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!

Stamp set: Snowman Seasons
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Real Red, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
Paper: Let In Snow DSP, Whisper White, Real Red
1 3/4" circle punch, Everyday punch 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Brightly Gleaming Bag Tag

I made this tag for a gift for my Bible Study leader.
I used the Brightly Gleaming suite plus the Stitched Nested Label dies.
I cut the Pretty Peacock with the label die for a base.
I added the next layer of the Brightly Gleaming DSP.
I punched the ornate from a Hammered Metal copper foil sheet.
I punched the smaller ornate from the designer paper.
I stamped the Merry Christmas in Pretty Peacock on Very Vanilla
from the Christmas Gleaming set as well as the holly 
I stamped in Early Espresso ink and hand snipped out.
I colored it with Stampin Blends markers in Pretty Peacock and  
Rococo Rose. I tied on the Merry Christmas woven ribbon.
I added a quick bow of copper trim to finish it off.

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

Stamp set: Christmas Gleaming
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty Peacock
Stampin Blends markers- Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose
Paper: Brightly Gleaming DSP, Very Vanilla, Copper foil, Pretty Peacock
Christmas Gleaming punch pack, Stitched Nested Labels dies, 
Very Vanilla woven ribbon, copper trim

Monday, December 9, 2019

CTS350 Sweet Friend

Love the Lily Impressions DSP and featured it here for this 
sketch challenge over at casethissketch.blogspot.com 
I used one print for the background and another for the frame.
I added those to the Pretty peacock base. 
I cut the Ornate Frame die from Blackberry Bliss and the 
sentiment from same die set and the print of Grapefruit Grove. 
I stamped the sentiment from the new Honey Bee set in Pretty Peacock ink.
I added the Pretty Peacock rhinestones to finish it off.
Simple but so bright and pretty! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Honey Bee
Ink: Pretty Peacock
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Lily Impressions DSP, 
Pretty Peacock
Ornate Frames dies, Pretty Peacock rhinestones

Sunday, December 8, 2019

PP471 Beautiful Season

I have not used nearly enough snowflakes this year!
I decided to grab the snowflakes from Seasonal Layers dies
in gold foil for this color challenge by LeAnne today.
I stamped the background on white card stock with my 
Seaside Spray ink and my D size clear block. 
I added the snowflakes and some rhinestones colored
 with my Seaside Spray Stampin Blends marker.
I stamped the sentiment from So Many Stars in Golden Glitz ink.
I layered with more gold foil and place on my Crumb Cake base.
Super quick and elegant. 
Hope you have a wonderful day and come over to 
thepaperplayers.blogspot.com to play along with our last challenge for 2019!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: So Many Stars
Ink: Golden Glitz, Seaside Spray
Paper: Gold foil, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Seasonal Layers dies, rhinestones, clear block D

Friday, December 6, 2019

Casing The Mini With Parisian Beauty

I love playing with the new Parisian suite in the mini catalog 
starting in January 2020. I decided to case this one from the 
catalog on page 14. I used Lovely Lipstick card stock for the base 
and a piece ran though the Parisian Flourish emboss folder. 
I used the Frost White shimmer paint rubbed over with a sponge. 
I though it would be lighter but I still like the pearl-like effect. 
I cut the center with a Layering Oval die to make a window.
I added the Crumb Cake card stock stamped with the script stamp 
from Parisian Beauty in Lipstick ink.
I stamped the tower on white in Soft Suede and cut it with matching die
called Parisian dies. I also stamped the flowers from Forever Blossoms set
in Soft Suede and colored with Stampin Blends markers in Old Olive
and Petal Pink. I hand snipped the flowers since do not have the dies yet.
I stamped the sentiment from Forever Blossoms with Soft Suede ink.
It turned out so adorable!
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Parisian Beauty & Forever Blossoms
Ink: Soft Suede and Lovely Lipstick
Stampin Blends- Old Olive, Petal Pink
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick
Parisian dies, Parisian Flourish emboss folder, Shimmer paint-Frost White,
Layering Oval dies

Thursday, December 5, 2019

FMS414 Tropical Congratulations

I am over the moon excited with this Tropical Oasis suite!
Also excited to use in this sketch from freshlymadesketch.blogspot.com 
I used the stamp set called Timeless Tropical and the matching dies 
called In The Tropics with the designer paper called Tropical Oasis.
I also love the Coastal Weave 3D emboss folder which I used here with the 
Crumb Cake card stock and then rubbed a bit of Crumb Cake ink over it.
I cut the pineapple in Daffodil Delight and Old Olive card stocks. 
I stamped over them with the leaf stamp in the set in Crushed Curry
 on the yellow and Old Olive ink on the green.
I popped them up on the background and added some of the awesome DSP
on the side plus a strip of white stamped in Pretty Peacock ink
from the Well Said stamp set. I added it all to a Crumb Cake base 
and finished it off with some linen thread around the pineapple die.
You might see this suite a lot from me so get ready!

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

Stamp sets: Timeless Tropical and Well Said
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Pretty Peacock and Old Olive  
Paper: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Tropical Oasis DSP,
Whisper White
In The Tropics dies, Coastal Weave 3D emboss folder, linen thread

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

GDP218 A Lily Pad Get Well

I saw two water lilies when I saw this sketch..probably 
because I really wanted to use this new bundle and paper
from the SAB(sale-a-bration) brochure which starts in January 2020.
You can earn these products free when you buy from the 
annual catalog and the new mini catalog which starts also in Jan.
I grabbed this beautiful designer print from the Lily Impressions DSP
and fell in love with the purple in it. Yes, purple is my fav color and 
I love to create with it, too!
I added it to the white base and the stamped the flowers
from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set and cut it out with the
 matching dies called Lily Pad dies.
I stamped the lilies in Blackberry Bliss and colored them with the
Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends markers. 
I stamped the lily pads in Pretty Peacock on Pool Party
card stock and cut them out. I placed them side by side
and layered my flowers on. 
I stamped the sentiment from another new stamp set 
called Timeless Tulips in Blackberry Bliss ink and a white banner.
I finished it off with a pink rhinestone.
Hope you enjoy your day and come play over at 
 Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Lovely Lily Pad, Timeless Tulips
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Stampin Blends markers- Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lily Impressions DSP
Lily Pad dies, Noble Peacock rhinestone in Melon Mambo,
 banner punch-retired

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

FF0048 Parisian Inspired

Glad to play with some new products coming out in the 
new mini catalog in January 2020. 
I used the stamp set and dies bundle called Parisian Beauty
plus the sentiment from a coordinating set called Forever Blossoms.
I decided to use the black & white, pink, pearls picks for 
the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com 
The sentiment I chose could also be friendship themed. 
I started with the Basic Black card stock for the background and 
ran it through to emboss with the new Parisian Flourish emboss folder.
I added it to a white base.
I cut the white tower out with the Parisian dies and added a flower from 
the Parisian Beauty set stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on white 
and colored with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends markers.
I stamped the sentiment in black ink on the Flirty Flamingo strip.
I finished it off with some pearls on the strip as well as one 
for the flower's center.

Hope you can play along and 
thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp sets: Forever Blossoms, Parisian Beauty
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Flirty Flamingo
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo
Parisian dies, pearls, Parisian Flourish embossing folder

Monday, December 2, 2019

Hello Timeless Tropical Set

Playing around with some more of the Tropical Oasis suite today.
I ran a piece of Grapefruit Grove card stock through with the 
Coastal Weave emboss folder and then rubbed some
 Soft Suede ink on to "antique" it.
I layered it on a Whisper White base.
I stamped the hibiscus flower on white with the Memento Tuxedo Black 
ink fro the Timeless Tropical and then colored with Calypso Coral
 and Pineapple Punch Stampin Blends markers.
 I cut it out with the matching die from In The Tropics dies. 
I stamped the leaves in Old Olive and colored them with the
light Soft Sea Foam Stampin Blends and cut them with matching dies, too.
I cut more small leaves with in Old Olive card stock. 
I stamped the sentiment from same set in Soft Suede on white 
and cut it out with a tag die from the Ornate Frames dies set.
I added a double linen thread bow to the tag.
I also rubbed some Wink Of Stella on the center of the flower
but not it shows up in the photos.

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

Stamp set: Timeless tropical
Ink: Soft Suede, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Old Olive
Stampin Blends markers-Soft Sea Foam, Calypso Coral,
Pineapple Punch
Paper: Whisper White, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive,
Coastal Weave emboss folder, In The Tropics dies, 
Ornate Frames dies, linen thread, sponge

Sunday, December 1, 2019

PP470 Snowman Pillow Box

I used the Let It snow bundle along with the a pillow box
for Laurie's challenge today!
 I stamped the snowman from Snowman Season set 
in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it in  with Smoky Slate, 
Pumpkin Pie, and Petal Pink.
I colored the hat with Basic Black, Real Red, Shaded Spruce
 and Pool Party Stampin Blends markers. 
I used the Snowman builder punch for these plus the arms in Soft Suede. 
I popped him on a Real Red stitched shape die
 and added some puff paint to his buttons. 
I cut the snowflakes in Pool Party from Christmas Layers dies.
I wrapped some Let It Snow DSP around the box after
I used my sponge roller to add Real Red ink to the box.

Snow much fun!
Hope you can play along with the challenge over at
thepaperplayers.blogspot.com this week!

Thanks for stopping by!