Thursday, October 20, 2016


This fabulous combination is by the talented Shawn de Oliveira.  I thought it would be a tough one even though I love all three colors.  Well, let's just say I ran short on time and I had to make it easy!  I really love the colors together and I'll use this again.

I used the Paisleys and Posies stamp set and added a few enamel dots.  I am beginning to love this set!  It makes for a fast and simple card.   Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Halloween

Hi Stampers!  Sorry I've been MIA.  I've been crazy busy and I've been working on 51 cards for a Stampin' Up! Event swap.  I decided to use the Jar of Haunts for the Halloween challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

These jars are so much fun!  I had the mummy sitting on my table from a previous project and decided to use it up.  I started off with a "wood "shelf in Soft Suede.  You can't see it that well but the eyeball jar is colored with Rich Razzleberry and then clear Wink of Stella.  I used Enamel Shapes in Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  I hope you like it!  Why don't you join us in this fun challenge?!

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Thursday, October 06, 2016


This color challenge is by the talented Rae Harper for Pals Paper Arts.  I love the rich look of this combination and it forces me to use Elegant Eggplant.  I never use purple for some reason!  I decided to do some pretty fall leaves using Sheltering Tree. I inked my stamp up with sponge daubers with the three colors and then misted and stamped on watercolor paper.   Thanks for stopping by!

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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