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.