Friday, December 31, 2021

A Thinking Of You Windmill


I just love this DSP called Flowering Fields DSP. I cut an upper corner of one print for the field here I layered on a piece of white card stock cut at 4" square and then added to a Petal Pink 4 1/4" square base. I then cut the mini tulips out in Petal Pink card stock to lay across the top of te flower field with the Windmill Fields dies. I stamped the windmill from Tulip Fields set in Soft Suede and colored with my Ivory and light Crumb Cake Stampin Blends markers. I cut it with the same matching dies. I stamped the clouds in Smoky Slate ink and then the sentiment in Rich Razzlberry ink from the Special Moments stamp set you can earn free with sale-a-bration (SAB) which starts January 4th, 2022. All these products shown start that day with the release of the new SU! spring catalog. 
Hope you have a beautiful last day of 2021. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Tulip Fields, Special Moments
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate
Stampin Blends markers- Ivory and Light Crumb Cake
Paper: Flowering Fields DSP, Basic White, Petal Pink
Windmill Fields dies

Thursday, December 30, 2021

In The Moment With Water Color Pencils


Another card with the new set called In the Moment which will be available to order next week on Jan 4th, 2022 when the SU! spring mini catlog starts. This time I colored the image stamped on white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with my Water Color pencils and blender pen. I used several colors of the pencils and then went back over them to blend with my blender pen. I then cut the image out with the Stitched Shapes die and layered it on a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock stamped with the sentiment several times in Basic Gray ink and a piece of Basic Gray card stock before adding to the white base. I finsihed it up with some silver epoxy dots. For the coloring, I used Blushing Bride for the pillows and skin, Flirty Flamingo for the blanket, Crushed curry for the dog, Rich Razzzleberry for the socks, Balmy Blue for the jeans, Smoky Slate for the cup and book, and Early Espresso for the hair. 

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

Stamp set: In The Moment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray
Water Colr pencils, Stitched Shapes dies, silver epoxy dots, blender pen

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

In The Moment With Stampin Blends


My first play with the In The Moment set from the new spring mini catalog coming next week on Jan 4th, 2022. It has three images so worthy of coloring. I stamped this one twice on white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored one seen here with my Stampin Blends markers and the other one in Water Color pencils which I will post tomorrow. I colored then cut the image out with the Stitched Shapes dies and layered it on a white background embossed with the new Gingham emboss folder also found in the new catalog. I ran some twine with a bow around before adding to the Balmy Blue base. I also simply added a few blue gems to finish it off. As for the coloring, I used Pool Party for the bedding, Balmy Blue for the blanket and socks, Night Of Navy for the jeans, Crumb Cake for the dog, Pale Papaya for the cup and pages of the book, Pale Papaya and Daffordil Delight mixed for the cover of the book, Ivory for the skin, and Cinnamon Cider for the hair. 
Hope you have a cozy day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: In The Moment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers: Blamy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, Ivory, Pool Party, Night Of Navy
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue
Misty Moonlight and silver baker's twine, Stitched Shapes dies, Gingham emboss folder, blue adhesive backed gems 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Second Polar Bears Thank You Card


This is the second card I made with the Arctic Bears bundle. I wanted to use the blending brushes again for the background. I grabbed Bermuda Bay ink plus Mango Melody and Calypso Coral inks to blend on my white background. I then stamped the bear in Gray Granite ink on white card stock and cut him along with a solid white bear and the ice from the Polar Bears dies. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on white and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  All was added to the Bermuda Bay base. Super easy card! 
Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Arctic Bears
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral
Paper: Basic White and Bermuda Bay
Polar Bears dies, 1 1/4" punch, blending brushes

Monday, December 27, 2021

First Polar Bear Thank You Card


Hoping you have had a wonderful Christmas weekend full of many blessings! I traveled to Charleston SC the 16th thru the 20th for vacation with my family. We just spect some time together enjoying most food and drink around the historic town. When I returned, I made a few thank you cards for family with the Arctic Bears bundle. That is pretty much all I have done in weeks. I will get back in the start playing with some new items this week. 
Here is my first card using the Arctic Bears bundle from the holiday mini catalog and Pattern Party DSP from the annual catalog host rewards. I love black and white and paired it here a  little Pool Party. 
I cut a 4 1/4" square base in white and added a piece of Pool Party card stock.I also cut the DSP for the background. I stamped the bear in Memento Tuxedo Black and added a little Pool Party ink via my Stampin Blends marker before cutting with the matching Polar Bear dies. I also blended the same color on my white Wonderful Snowflake cut out with my blending brush. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black on white card stock and cut with the Ornate Frames dies. Super simple. 
Have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Arctic Bears
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pool Party
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party and Pattern Party DSP
Wonderful Snowflake cut outs, blending brush, Ornate Frames dies, Polar Bears dies

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wonderful Poinsettia

I cased myself here but making it a full card and different sentiment on the bottom. You can see my first card here. I cut the poinsettia three blooms from Cherry Cobbler card stock as well as the gold foil stems with the Poinsettias dies. I stamped the berry stems plus the leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the Poinsettia Petals set and colored them with the Stampin Blends markers in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I cut them with the matching dies, too. I wrapped the gold ribbon around the white panel stamped with the sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings set in Cherry Cobbler. I added all to a piece of Old Olive card stock and a Cherry Cobbler base. I finished off with some Mango Melody rhinestones to the center. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thanks for stoppin by!

Stamp set: Tidings & Trimmings, Poinsettia Petals
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Blends markers- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Holiday rhinestones in Mango Melody, Poinsettia dies, gold ribbon


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A Painted Christmas This Year


I wanted to play again with the Painted Chrsitmas suite and cut into this print of pinecones from the Painted Chrsitmas DSP I have been hoarding. I added the print to the bottom of my white piece of card stock embossed with the new Gingham emboss folder coming in to the new spring mini in January 2022. I wrapped the Evening Evergreen ribbon around before placing on the Evening Evergreen base. I cut a label from the Seasonal Labels dies in Real red and stamped the sentiment from Tidings & trimmings in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped from the Christmas Season  set pinecones in Crumb Cale and Early Espresso inks, berries in Real red ink and leaves in Evening Evergreen ik and cut them with the Seasonal Labels dies. Two gold leaves finish it off. 
Hope you have lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Tidings & Trimmings, Christmas Season
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black and Evening Evergreen 
Paper: Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP
Srasonal Labels dies, Evening Evergreen 3/8" open weave ribbon, Gingham emboss folder, gold leaves

Monday, December 13, 2021

Warm Hugs Treat Coffee Cups


I decorated these coffee cups from SU! finally having bought them last year! I used the Warm Wraps dies along with the Peaceful Prints DSP from this past SAB sale. I also used the retired set called Warm Hugs in Real Red ink. I finished off with a Real Red bow. I filled them with peppermint candy to give to my Bible Study grpup last week. They were a big hit!
Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 10, 2021

An Old Fashioned Birthday

I made this card for my husband's birthday today from the Whiskey Business set I borrowed from my friend Gale Smith.  My husband loves his scotch whiskey so hopefully he will love the card. I first stamped the two glasses and the decanter in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White card stock. I colored them with my Stampin Blends markers. I used light Balmy Blue to make the glass and ice pop. I then used both light Mango Melody and light Cinnamon Cider blends to color the whiskey.  I hand snipped them and added them to a background that looks like tile cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies from the In Good Taste DSP. I also stamped the sentiment from the set in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut with the same die set. I added all to a Cinnamon Cider base. 
Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Whiskey Business
Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- light Balmy Blue, light Connamon Cider, light Mango Melody
Paper: In Good Taste DSP, Basic White, Cinnamon Cider
Stitched Rectangle dies


Thursday, December 9, 2021

PP570 Winter Miracle


I could not get a great photo of this beautiful paper due to the foil trees. I love how snowy the trees are in this print from Peaceful Place DSP and perfect for Jaydee's Winter Wonderland theme over at this week. I only had to add another piece of DSP behind for a little border and a Basic Gray base. Then stamped the sentinent from For Unto Us set in VersaMark ink on a Basic Gray rectangle and heat embossing it with white emboss powder and my heat tool. I finished it off with three rhinestones. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thnaks for stopping by!

Stamp set: For Unto Us
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Gray, Peaceful Place DSP
rhinestones, white emboss powder, heat tool

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Favorite Things Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The challenge was deciding on a few of my favorite things since there are soooo many when it comes to Stampin' Up! I finally decided to list some of my fav things and this is what popped! One of my favorite things about SU! is their colors and all the coordinating products with those colors. My fav color is purple and Fresh Freesia is my fav purple at the moment. Now this can change any time as I love several more shades of purple. But as the name suggest- Fresh Freesia is fresh and on trend. 

I have here a Fresh Freesia base and used same color card stock to cut my trees from the Christmas Trees dies. I also used this color ink to blend on the Scalloped Contours die. The blending brush I used for blending my background are definately one of my fav new products this year. I also love dies and grab these Scalloped Contours dies all the time. Another favorite thing SU! makes is embossing folders and I have been using this one called Evergreen Forest a lot in the last year. I ran a piece of white card stock through the emboss folder for texture.

 I added the Wonderful Snowflake cut out behind my trees. One of my favorite techniques is the heat emboss and so I grabbed some VeraMark ink and stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set on Fresh Freesia card stock in white emboss powder.  I hand snipped it out to pop up on my card. Finally, I just love rhinestones and even better, when they are colored rhinestones. I added some Fresh Freesia rhinestones to finish it off. 

So to re-cap just a few of my favorite things: purple (SU! colors), blending brushes, dies, embossing folders, heat embossing, and rhinestones! 

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week and a blessed holiday season!

Stamp set: Banner Year
Ink: VersaMark, Fresh Freesia
Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic White 
Scalloped Contours dies, Christmas Trees dies, Evergreen Forest embossing folder, white embossing powder, heat tool, Fresh Freesia rhinestones, blending brush, Wonderful Snowflake cut out

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Drinks On Me Mini Calendar Holder


I made two mini calendar holders for friends and posted the first with the Pansy Petals suite yesterday. But today's is wth the Nothing's Better Than bundle and some fun Pattern Party DSP. I cut the stand with Bermuda Bay card stock cut 4 1/4" by 11" scored in middle at 5 1/2". I cyt a second piece at 4 1/4" by 3" and scored in the middle at 1 1/2" and on each end at 1/2" to make a stand. I cut a piece of Pattern Party DSP to cover the front and add the mini calendrt I bought from  I then cut a white panel on top with the Basic Borders dies. I stamped the drinks from the Nothing's Better Than stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black three times on white card stock two stepped the drink inside with Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight inks. I colored in the limes with a Granny Apple Green marker and the umbrellas with Daffodil, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo markers. I used the matching dies called Love You More Than dies to cut them out. I finished it off with some blue rhinestones. 
Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Nothing's Better Than 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Daffordil Delight, Mango Melody
Markers- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Love You More Than dies, Basic Border dies, blue rhinestones

Monday, December 6, 2021

Pansy Petals Mini Calendar Holder

I made a few standing mini calendar holders for friends. I will post the second one tomorrow so come back. Today's is featuring the Pansy Petals suite which is so springy and fresh. I bought the mini calendars from  
I cut a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock 4 1/4" x 11' and scored at 5 1/2" to fold in half. I then cut a small piece 3" x 4 1/4" scored in middle at 1 1/2" and 1/2" on each side to make a stand. I cut two prints of the Pansy Petals DSP to add to the front. I also glued the mini calendat to the front at the bottom. I wrapped some Just Jade gingham ribbon around with a bow. I cut three pansies from another print of DSP with the macthing Pansy dies along with some Just Jade leaves. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock from the Pansy Patch set in Gorgoeus Grape ink and cut with the Ornate Frames dies. A few Highland Heather pearls to finish it off. 
Hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Pansy Patch
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Pansy Petals DSP, Basic White, Just Jade
Pansy dies, Highland Heather pearls, Ornate Frames dies, Just Jade gingham ribbon 
Mini Calendar from 


Friday, December 3, 2021

GDP320 Stay Wonderful


I love the new Honeybee Home bundle and Hive embossing folder. I knew when I saw Kayla's card I wanted to use it for the case challenge over at   I grabbed a Misty Moonlight base and a piece of Sahara Sand to run through the new Hive 3D embossing folder. I wanted to blend a little ink on after I distressed the edges but I liked the natural look of the paper. I stamped the flower stem from Honeybee Home along with the honeybee in Soft Suede ink and used my Daffoldil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends to add color. I then cut it out with the matching dies called Honeybee Blooms dies as well as the background stems in misty Moonlight and So Saffron card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a white label die cut along with the Misty Moonlight card stock with the Ornate Frames dies. I finished it off with some brushed gold dots. 
Hope you have a blessed weekend!

Stamp set: Honeybee Home
Ink: Misty Moonight, Soft Suede
Stampin Blends markers- Granny Apple Green, Daffoldil Delight
Paper: Sahara Sand, Misty Moonlight, Basic White, So Saffron, 
Hive 3D embossing folder, Honeybee blooms dies, Ornate Frames dies, brushed gold dots

Thursday, December 2, 2021

FF0098 Merriest Christmas Cookies Gift Tag


I am playing along with the challenge over at today with plaid, ribbon, red and green. I decided I needed to make more tags so grabbed my Gingerbread & Peppermint suite and made a fun tag. I used the Memeories & More card pack so most if the tag. I cut the tag shape with the Tailored Made Tags dies and a piece of red & green plaid print cards. I then cut the corner of the black coolong rack and added the spatula sticker from the pack. I hand snipped the two cookies from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP to add. I place the sticker sentiment from the card pack and added a few red rhinestones. I finished off with some Real Red mini ruffled ribbon. 
Hope uou have a fun day and thanks for stopping by!

Paper: Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack, Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Red rhinestones, Tailored Made Tags dies

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

PP569 Hark Peaceful Place


A lovely sketch from Anne Marie this week over at and I just had to play with more of the Peaceful Place DSP. I cut the large tree off of one print and then two smaller panels of different prints to layer on my piece of Smoky Slate card stock. I the added all to the Basic Gray base. I cut the detailed swirl from Painted Labels dies in Smoky Slate card stock and popped up my sentiment stamped from the For Unto Us set in Evening Evergreen ink on a white stitched circle die. 
I finished off with some rhinestones. 
Hope you have a peaceful day anf thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: For Unto Us
Ink: Evening Evergreen
Paper: Peaceful Place DSP, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic White
rhinestones, Stitched Shapes dies, Painted Labels dies