Wednesday, August 23, 2017

FabFri119 Beachy In Black/White/Gold

Playing along with the sketch challenge this week over at
I thought of many sets for this sketch but since I was already
 heat embossing for yesterday's card, I decided to make another 
gold beachy tree and leave it gold without coloring it.
I stamped first the shells background from
Magical Mermaid in Sahara Sand 
and then stamped the tree in VersaMark on Whisper White.
I heat embossed with gold emboss powder.
I cut a strip of Basic Black card stock and heat embossed 
in Winter White the sentiment.
I love the black/white plaid from Merry Little Christmas DSP
 and layered it on a piece of think Whisper White for the base.
I added a half foil snowflake behind and layered my sentiment banner
on top. It needed a little gold too so I place a gold metallic shape on it.
Sweet card in black/white/gold!
The DSP, foil snowflakes and the stamp set called Beachy Little Christmas
will all be in the new 2017 Holiday catalog which starts on Septmeber 1st!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a blessed day!

Stamp set: Beachy Little Christmas, Magical Mermaid
Ink: VersaMark, Sahara Sand
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Merry Little Christmas DSP
foil snowflakes, gold emboss powder, heat tool, gold metallic shapes,
Triple banner punch,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PP358 Beachy Little Christmas

I was looking around at my stamps trying to decide
what to color in for the challenge.
I then saw this saw in corner of my eye and remembered
someone stamping it in gold or cooper and coloring in the ornaments.
The Beachy Little Christmas set will be in the new 2017 Holiday catalog
 available to order on Sept. 1st!
I decided to try by stamping the tree on a Whisper White
oval in VersaMark ink and then heat embossing in gold emboss powder.
I used my aqua painter to color the shells, seahorses and such.
I heat embossed the sentiment on Pool Party and since I had a half of a new foil
snowflakes laying there...I put it behind for more gold.  Snowflakes will also be
in the new 2017 Holiday catalog.
I hope you can play along today
over at

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Beachy Little Christmas
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party, Sahara Sand,
Sweet Sugarplum, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach,
Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White
Foil Snowflakes, Gold emboss powder, heat tool,
Layering Oval framelits dies, aqua painter

Monday, August 21, 2017

Gather Together With Pick A Pumpkin

I was happy to play with the new bundle Pick A Pumpkin.
I love pumpkins and soon will be decorating my house
 with my large collection of pumpkins and gourds.
I first cut a piece of Very Vanilla and used my aqua
painter to water color Soft Sky.
I then stamped several pumpkins in three colors of orange
 and one I rocked in two colors.  I also stamped some 
leaves in Old Olive and cut them with the matching dies.
I also cut some cute curls and leaves in Old Olive card stock.
This set dies not have sentiments so I used one that fit well from
Painted Harvest stamped in Cajun Craze.

I shall have more pumpkins for you soon!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Pick A Pumpkin, Painted Harvest
Paper: Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP, Old Olive
Ink: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango,
Soft Sky, Old Olive
Pattern Pumpkins framelits dies, aqua painter

Sunday, August 20, 2017

For You With So Many Shells

This card is a result of many unused scraps on my desk
from projects started.
I had stamped the Burlap background in Soft Suede for another project
but found it too dark for it so I laid this piece aside. I had cut the 
Calypso Coral stitched circle for another project, but then decided on another color.
So I did not let these go to waste.  I layered the background on 
Calypso Coral card stock and then a Soft Suede base.
I I stamped the shell in Coral lightly by stamping off once with the ink.
I then stamped the sentiment over it in Soft Suede and punched it with the 1 1/2"
circle punch.
I added some Natural trim in gold because I had a bow also laying unused on my desk.

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

Stamp set: So Many Shells, Burlap
Ink: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede
Paper: Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Stitched Shapes dies, 1 1/2" circle punch, Natural Trim ribbon in gold

Saturday, August 19, 2017

TTTC011 Colorful Leaves

I decided to use the bottom row of leaf, free, splatter.
I choose purple as my free space and then pulled this color
combo of Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango.  You know I love purple!
I cut the leaves from Seasonal Layers thinlits dies in these colors.
I stamped the sentiment from the matching stamp set 
called colorful Seasons.
I used ink splatter also in these colors from Awesomely Artistic.
Simple card but love the colors and leaves!
Hope you can play along with Peggy's tic tac challenge this week!
Head over to to play.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp sets: Colorful Seasons and Awesomely Artistic
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig,
Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry and Tangerine Tango
Seasonal Layers thinlits dies

Friday, August 18, 2017

You Are Amazing And Lovely

I have not cut into the Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP.
I have been hoarding it.  I love this pattern with the flowering vine.
I decided to show case it.  I grabbed a fav sentiemnt
from the All Things Thanks set.
I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White and 
cut it out with the Layering Circles dies as well as a Calypso Coral.
I ran some Coral thick twine with a piece of mini gold 
sequins around the DSP and the Whisper White piece before layering 
on the Basic Black base.
Simple with a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Fab Friday!

Stamp set: All Things Thanks
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Whole Lot Of Lovely DSP,
Calypso Coral
Ink: Calypso Coral
Layering Circles dies, Calypso Coral thick twine,
mini gold sequins  

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happy 100th GDP

Guess Who I Picked?
Celebration Time, Marbled, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

I love Brian's card and decided to case the layout and colors!
I started with the Marbled background stamped in Powder Pink ink.
I layered it up but not as perfect as Brian does.
I have a Sahara Sand base and layered Whisper White
and then Calypso Coral behind the Marbled piece.
I then stamped several shells on Whisper White.
The large shell and small one are in Sahara Sand and Powder Pink.
I stamped the other shell just in Calypso Coral.
I placed them on a Whisper White circle.
For the Seas The Day sentiment banner, I stamped it in
Calypso  Coral and then distressed the paper with my finger nail.
The card turned out so soft!

Hope you can case a designer over at

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

Stamp set: So Many Shells, Marbled
Paper: Sahara Sand, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Powder pink, Calypso Coral and Sahara Sand
Layering Circle dies

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

PP357 Thankful In Burlap

When I saw these colors, I was not sure what I was going to design.
I had the Burlap background still out and thought
it would be different to stamp it in Bermuda Bay.
I like how it turned out on Whisper White.
I then stamped the new sunflower from the 
Painted Harvest set on a white circle.
I stamped off with Calypso Coral and then full on with the second step stamp.
I stamped the middle in Pear Pizzazz and the dots in Calypso Coral.
I stamped over the image with Bermuda Bay then added a
Calypso Coral circle.
I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White 
and punched out with the matching leaf punch.
I also punched some leaves in Pear Pizzazz to add behind.
I think it turned out really well.
Hope you can play along with the color combo over at

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest 
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral,
Pear Pizzazz
Layering Circles dies, Leaf punch  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

More Than You Will Ever Know

Last of my Painted Harvest parade of cards!
I started with the Crush Curry base and layered another 
great pattern from the Painted Autumn DSP.
  I added some Tangerine Tango to the bottom.
 I stamped the sentiment and leaves on Very Vanilla 
in Emerald Envy ink and cut out the leaves by hand.
I made the sentiment a short banner and used some 
1/4" Natural trim in gold. 
Hope you a sweet Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Emerald Envy
Paper: Painted Autumn DSP, Crushed Curry, 
Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango
1/4" natural trim in gold

Monday, August 14, 2017

Thankful Autumn

I made my own background with the leaves stamped 
in Garden Green on Garden Green card stock.
I then layered a Tangerine Tango banner with a 
piece of Painted Autumn DSP also cut as a banner.
I stamped three leaves on Very Vanilla in Garden Green ink 
and used the matching punch. I stamped the sentiment
in Soft Suede ink and cut it in a oval which I layered on a 
stitched oval in Soft Suede.
Again very quick card!

Hope you have  wonderful Monday 
and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Soft Suede and Garden Green
Paper: Very Vanilla, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, 
Painted Autumn DSP, Soft Suede
Leaf punch, Layering Oval framelits dies, 
Stitched Shapes framelits dies

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Give Thanks Sunflowers

Simple card but oh I love those sunflowers!
I stamped them in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry ink and added 
Fresh Fig to the middle!  The leaves are in Garden Green...some are stamped off once.
The sentiment was stamp in Fresh Fig to finish it off.
The Very Vanilla background was then layered to a Fresh Fig card base.  
It was easy but makes a sweet card! 
Hope you have a blessed Sunday!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Fresh Fig,Garden Green
Paper: Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Painted Autumn Thankful

Love this set and matching DSP. Again this is 6 days of painted Harvest suite!
I stamped the sunflower in daffodil Delight
 and Crushed Curry with Soft Suede in middle.
I rocked the edges around in the soft suede ink pad after I cut with the
Stitched Shapes circle.
I then stamped the sentiment in Fresh Fig.  
I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede and punched them out with 
matching leaf punch.
I layered on some Painted Autumn DSP and ran the 
Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon across to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have  a special weekend!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Soft Suede, Fresh Fig, Daffodil Delight
and Crushed Curry
Paper: Painted Autumn DSP, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla
Leaf punch, Stitched Shapes dies, Daffodil Delight stitched ribbon 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Your Kindness Means So Much!

I love this card!  I was not so excited with this pattern in the DSP
called Painted Autumn.
 But after layering it with the Crumb Cake
 and Lemon Lime Twist card stocks I really like it now!
I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut it 
with the Stitched Shapes circle. 
I stamped the leaves in Soft Suede on Lemon Lime Twist
 and punched with matching leaf punch.
I added burlap ribbon across to finish it off.
Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla,
Painted Autumn DSP
Leaf punch, burlap ribbon, Stitched Shapes framelits dies

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thankful Painted Harvest

I love this set.  It is new in the 2017 Holiday catalog beginning Sept. 1st.
It called Painted Harvest and it has a matching leaf punch you can 
buy as a bundle.  The leaf punch is something that can be used with so many other 
sets and projects especially in the fall. I used it differently here 
by punching the same color as my base and layering on it
for a paper embossed look.  I stamped the 
sunflower in Daffodil Delight and then the second
step with Crushed Curry.  The middle with Fresh Fig and the 
two steps of leaves in Old Olive. The sentiment is my fav and 
I stamped it in Fresh fig. Fast and fact I designed this 
card along with 5 others you will see over the next several days in
under an hour with a few supplies I had taken with me out of town.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painted Harvest
Ink: Fresh Fig, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig
Leaf punch

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Coffee Cafe Bags For Class

I made these bags for my guest in class to carry their cards home this month.
I bought the craft bags at Michael's and then I cut the circles in 
Garden Green and Whisper White.  I stamped the textured 
coffee cup , lid and the sentiment on Whisper White and cut them out with the matching dies.
I also used those dies to cut the Soft Suede paper sleeve.
I layered some burlap ribbon behind for some more texture and natural look.
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Coffee Cafe
Paper: Soft Suede, Garden Green and Whisper White
Ink: Garden Green and Soft Suede
Coffee Cups framelits dies, Burlap ribbon, Circle framelits dies(vintage)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Oh, Flamingo Friend!

I have been trying to find a moment to use my Marbled 
background stamp and finally decided to ink it 
up along with the Fabulous Flamingo set.
I stamped the Marbled stamp in Tranquil Tide on Whisper White
card stock and the layered it on a thick Whisper White base.
I added Calypso Coral card stock and some Tranquil Tide ribbon
before popping up my flamingo image.
I stamp the flamingo in Calypso Coral and then Basic Black. 
I added the sentiment from the set in Tranquil Tide ink and cut it all
out with a Layering Circle framelit die.  I added some stars from
the Subtles enamel shapes (never seem to use the stars).

Hope you have a Fab Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Fabulous Flamingo and Marbled background
Ink: Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Tranquil Tide 1/2" finely woven ribbon, Subtles enamel shapes,
Layering Circles framelits dies 

Monday, August 7, 2017

TTTC009 Thankful For You

I decided to go with the center row down with sequins, distressed inks and stencil.
I pulled out a mask to do the stencil and sponged on 
Lemon Lime Twist ink.
 I then sponged around the edges of the white card stock as well.
I layered it on a piece of Basic Black and then a piece of thick Whisper White card stock 
for the base after wrapping some black twine around.
 I added the black sequins and then I decided to pull a new sentiment
 from the Painter Harvest set which will be in the holiday catalog on September 1st, 2017. 
It fit just right inside the Pretty Label punch. 
I hope you can play along with the this week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Painter Harvest
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist
Black twine, metallic sequins in Basic Black, Pretty Label punch, 
Pattern Party decorative masks, sponge dauber

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Happy Eclectic Birthday!

Well, the last card for class this week is with the Oh So Eclectic set.
I used a Berry Burst base and layered it with a piece of Whisper White
that I cut with the Eclectic Layers dies and placed some 
Naturally Eclectic DSP behind the cut out.
I stamped the flowers and a leaf on Whisper White card stock
and cut them and a few more leaves from Emerald Envy card stock. 
I stamped the flowers with first Berry Burst and then with Night of Navy.
I colored a bit of the stem of top flower with a Emerald Envy marker
 and the center of the bottom flower with a Lemon Lime Twist marker. 
The sentiment was stamped with Night of Navy and I finished
off with a Berry Burst crinkled ribbon bow. 
Hope you have a blessed Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Oh So Eclectic 
Ink: Berry Burst, Emerald Envy, Night of Navy
Markers: Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist
Paper: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Emerald Envy 
Naturally Eclectic DSP
Eclectic Layers thinslits dies, Berry Burst crinkled seam binding ribbon

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Thank Goodness

I have designed this card as the fourth for card class next week.
I started with a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamped the 
Burlap background stamp in crumb Cake ink.  I placed it on
a Crumb Cake base.
I stamped the sentiment on a Very Vanilla 
oval in Chocolate Chip and and the shell in Crumb Cake and Pool Party.
I cut a stitched oval in Pool Party and layered on Burlap background.
I finished it off with some linen thread across the card.

I hope you have a lovely Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp set: So Many Shells, Burlap
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Layering Ovals dies, Stitched Shapes framelits dies
linen thread

Friday, August 4, 2017

Life Happens

This is my third card for classes next week!
I could not decide whether to do a hot cup or cold latte
for the class card with the Coffee Cafe bundle.
I finally decided it was summer and go cold.
I stamped the cup with Early Espresso ink on Soft Suede card stock.
I cut it with the matching dies.  I added the paper sleeve
cut from the same dies in Crumb Cake. I stamped the whip cream
in Soft Sky and stamped the straw in both 
Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz.  These are also cut with the matching dies called
Coffee Cups framelits dies. I stamped the heart from
Wood Words and cut it with a matching die from Wood Crate. 
I layered it on a Pear Pizzazz circle.
I decided to do this layout so the guest could 
pick a sentiment even Happy Birthday to put on their card.
I layered some Coffee Break DSP with some Soft Sky and Early Espresso
card stock and place on a Pear Pizzaazz card base.
It is all finished off with some Crumb Cake ribbon across the card.

I really like the colors and this suite!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Sets: Coffee Cafe, Wood Words
Ink: Soft Sky, Early Espresso, 
Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Coffee Break DSP, Pear Pizzazz,
Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,
Whisper White
Coffee Cups framelits dies, Wood Crate framelits dies,
Crumb Cake ribbon 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

If Life Gives You...

My second card for class next week!
I started with a piece of Lemon Lime Twist and sponged some 
Crumb Cake ink on it to soften it after running it through the 
Pinewood Planks emboss folder.
I stamped the lemons with Daffodil Delight and and punched them out 
with matching punch.
 I did the same with the leaves and use the Lemon Lime Twist ink. 
I decided to do the banner so the guest can stamp any of the sentiments
they want. I stamped these sentiments in Memento Tuxedo Black
and Lemon Lime Twist. 
I finished it off with a black and white twine bow.
I hope You enjoy your Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Lemon Zest
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black,
Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight
Paper: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White 
Pinewood Planks emboss folder, baker's twine, 
Lemon Builder punch

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Magical Birthday

This is my first card for class next week!
I wanted to use this set but I did not want my guest 
to have to fussy cut the mermaid.
I stamp her on water color paper in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I then cut a little on her tail and slipped the circle die
over and cut out my circle. I water colored the mermaid with 
my aqua painter and water color pencils in Real Red, Calypso Coral,
 Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.  I stamped the sentiment in black and 
then some background pieces from the set in Sahara Sand and Bermuda Bay.
I use the Seaside emboss folder for the background in Bermuda Bay and then 
layered it on a Bermuda Bay card base. 
I then added some silver sequins for a little bling.

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

Stamp set: Magical Mermaid
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand
Paper: Water color paper, Bermuda Bay
Layering Circle dies, water color pencils, aqua painter,
Seaside emboss folder, sequins

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Floral Thanks

I finally got to ink up the Floral Statements set with the beautiful roses.
I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and then after it dried, 
I used my aqua painter to water color the roses in Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive.
I layered it on a piece of Crumb Cake and then on a piece of Flirty Flamingo
card stock for the base.
I added some in color enamel dots in Flirty Flamingo.
This stamp is a big statement in itself.

Hope you have a blessed Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp set: Floral Statements
Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive
enamel dots in Flirty Flamingo, aqua painter