Thursday, July 21, 2016


This fun sketch for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge is by Maggie Mata   I couldn't help playing twice!  I've been wanting to come up with an alternative Paper Pumpkin for the June kit so I started by cutting the striped base and mounted it on Peek-a-boo Peach.   I added a circle in Peek-a-boo Peach envelope paper. Next, I stamped a circle from the kit and then stamped Happy on the Peek-a-Boo Peach.  The last circle is stamped on Sahara Sand and popped with Stampin' Dimensionals.    I then added a bunch of sequins from the Paper Pumpkin kit.

For my second card, I started by embossing the Soft Sky base with Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then cut circles out of By the Shore dsp.   I am waiting for the Seaside Shore stamp set to come in, so I improvised by cutting out one of the fish on the dsp. Thanks for stopping by!  Please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Christmas

Here is my submission for the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Christmas in July challenge.  I enjoyed making a Christmas card in July!  I need to get a move on for my Christmas cards, and this has put me in the mood.

I kept it simple by stamping the Wonderous Wreath in Old Olive.  I rotated it slightly and stamped again with the remaining ink on the stamp, then I took Mossy Meadow and stamped the second step of leaves.  The third step was the berries in Cherry Cobbler.  I dotted them with Wink of Stella clear pen.  I inked up the Brick Wall embossing folder with some Mossy Meadow, put a piece of Cherry Cobbler in the folder and ran it through the Big Shot. Then I mounted it on Gold Foil on a Mossy Meadow card base. I cut the Noel out of Gold Foil sheets, wrapped Gold Thread around the wreath, and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a few metallic enamel shapes and the bow. Thanks for stopping by.  Please go over to Scrap-Creations and check out all of the wonderful entries, or better yet, join us in the challenge!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016


Such a gorgeous color combination from the talented Katy McGloin!!  I had a little bit of trouble getting started and then thought of my Sprinkles of Life set.  I was going to make a black raspberry ice cream cone but ended up making a cupcake.  I used Thoughtful Banners for the sentiment on the first card.  The dsp is actually envelope paper in Sweet Sugarplum.  I tied the Rouched Ribbon with some Island Indigo Bakers Twine from a Paper Pumpkin kit.  I added a touch of Clear Wink of Stella on the flames after coloring in with Copics.  And you know me, I ended up making another card to see if I liked it any better.   On the second, I used Birthday Blossoms and the Pansy Punch.  It is mounted on two layers of doilies.  The sentiment is from Balloon Celebration, and I finished it off with a few enamel shapes.

Please let me know which one you like best.  Thanks for stopping by!  

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Friday, July 08, 2016

Bonus Days!!

I'm so excited!  Stampin' Up! is offering a promotion they've never offered before.  If you spend $50 (US) between July 7 and 31, you will receive a $5 coupon which you can redeem in August 2-31. There is no limit on how many coupons you can receive!  You will get them via email and you will need to save until August to redeem them.  And they can be redeemed on anything, even Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions!  It's a great time to stock up on what you need in July!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

PPA 307

I truly love this fantastic color combination by the talented Brian King!  It's very nautical looking to me, and the ocean is my favorite place.  I could live there!  Speaking of which,  I have a friend who lives at the beach so I decided to make her a cocktail card using the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  Aren't the umbrellas adorable?!  I also used the new embossing folder called Seaside.  My sentiment piece was made with Thoughtful Banners. Thanks for visiting!  Please stop over at Pals Paper Arts to see all of the pretty cards and play along if you can!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jars and Squares

I knew when I saw these little jars, I had to have the Jars of Love bundle!  I have some antique jars on my kitchen windowsill and I love them!

I have a bin of paper scraps which are sorted by color family.  I always check the bin before cutting up a full sheet of cardstock.  When I started to make my last challenge card, I needed a Bermuda Bay scalloped square.  All I had in the bin for Bermuda Bay (my favorite EVER) was this pre-cut and scored card.  I hated to ruin it so I cut a window.  I used the frame and tucked it back in the bin.  When I started to make a card with the jars, I found it and decided to use it.

The squares framelits are amazing!  They all nest together so nicely.

I made this for someone who has been through a rough time with chemo.  I hope it cheers her up a bit!

Friday, June 24, 2016

PPA 306

This fabulous sketch for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge is by the incredibly talented Mary Fish!   I love this sketch, but I had a tough time getting started.  I think this would be great for using up dsp scraps!  I decided to ink up the cute little cocktails in the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  There are so many cute things you can do with this set!  I mounted them on the Squares framelits.  They come with both scalloped and straight squares.  I need to get my hands on the Circles and Ovals framelits as well!  Thanks for stopping by!