Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Huge Congrats

Hi Stampers!  I made this card for my amazing upline, Mary Fish.  She just hit one million dollars in Stampin' Up! sales!  She is incredible!  A huge congrats to Mary!

I knew I wanted to use the Petals & Paisleys designer series paper so that I could use my new copper embossing powder.  The sentiment is a font I love from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.  I know that Mary has a passion for pretty fonts!  I cut a frame from the Lots of Labels framelits in Rich Razzleberry and then the sentiment piece from the larger die and adhered.  I was stuck for a small embellishment when I remembered that I received a package from Stampin' Up! which included the Paisleys & Posies bundle.  I stamped the leaf several times in Delightful Dijon and then ran it through the Big Shot.  I added a metallic enamel shape.  I'm in love with those things!!  The ribbon is part of a trio from the holiday catalog.  Please let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, September 22, 2016


This week's color challenge for the Pals Paper Arts is by the talented Peggy Noe.  I think it's fabulous. Peggy's cards are fabulous as well!  Please go and check out the other entries at Pals Paper Arts, or join us!  Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 08, 2016


This color combination for the Pals Paper Arts is by yours truly!  I wanted to come up with a fall combination since mine was in September.  It reminds me of our pretty fall leaves.  I am very fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the country during the fall.  I can't wait for the leaves to start turning!

I started off with a piece of Shimmery White cardstock.  I heat embossed with White Stampin' Embossing Powder, and then sponged the three colors randomly, overlapping a bit each time.  When I was done, I wiped off the white leaves with a tissue.  I popped the sentiment on a die cut from Swirly Scribbles.  The leaves are stamped and die cut from the Thoughtful Branches bundle.  The ribbon is from the brand new holiday catalog.  I hope you like this combination, and you'll play along with us!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you had a nice Labor Day Weekend!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016


Hi Stampers!  I made this for my stepsister who is going through cancer treatments.  I was told that she loves my cards and has them lined up in her office.  I got nervous when I started making another. I can't remember what I've sent and didn't want to duplicate!  She likes very muted colors so I decided to go a little brighter, knowing I haven't done that before.

I had a panel of watercolor paper on my desk and decided to use it.  This was made with an aqua painter.  I wet the paper, then dip my aqua painter in the well of the ink pad and paint it on.  (I think my last three posts were using this technique because I love how easy it is!).

I used Emerald Envy for ink and the base.  I decided to pair it with Flirty Flamingo and cut a flower with Sunshine Wishes framelits.  I couldn't come up with a third color so I decided to add the burlap strip last minute.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016


This pretty color combination is for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge by the talented Michelle Gleeson. I'm so happy she chose them.  I've been in a bit of a rut lately using the same colors over and over!  Old Olive has been one of my favorites for a long time now and I love it paired with Dapper Denim and So Saffron.

I needed a card for my friend's mom who just had surgery.  I decided to use Aqua Painters on Watercolor paper (another thing I can't seem to get away from!).  I used Flourish Thinlits and a sentiment from the Watercolor Wishes Kit.  I hope she likes it!  Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Back to School Challenge

Hi Stampers!  This is for the Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Back to School challenge.  I made this card for my granddaughter who is going into first grade.   I used some retired Stampin' Up! School House dsp, Star Framelits, and a sentiment from Be the Star, a retired stamp set.  I also used some retired ribbon in Daffodil Delight, and some new enamel stars in Garden Green.  I really love the enamel shapes!!

Thanks for stopping by!   Please let me know what you think, and head over to see the other amazing creations at Scrap-Creations!

Thursday, August 11, 2016


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These pretty colors from the talented Mary Fish are so refreshing!   They remind me of an ice cream I used to love as a kid.  It was some sort of Neopolitan or Harlequin ice cream with orange sherbet, coffee, and vanilla, but strawberry would have been a great addition!  It sounds like a weird combination, but the orange sherbet and coffee together were truly amazing!  I think it was made by a local company, Hood Ice Cream. If anyone remembers it, please comment! Anyway, on to my card!

I am trying to build my sympathy or "bad news" card stash.  I started with watercolor paper.  I embossed the trees from Thoughtful Branches in white. I then wet with Aqua Painters, and then dipped in each color with the Aqua Painter on the wet paper.  I stamped the sentiment from Greatest Greetings in black and mounted the pieces.  Easy peasy! Please let me know what you think, and thanks so much for stopping by!

The Thoughtful Branches set is only available through August 31, or while supplies last.  So if you would like to get it, I wouldn't wait!  It's really gorgeous and so versatile.