Thursday, May 29, 2014

Pretty Floral

Hi everyone.  Now that my card for today is finished I'm heading out to do some grocery shopping.  Ugh.  I pray for patience, a cool breeze and a little fun.  

I'm running a little late so I will share my chicken marinade a little later.

This is CCMC305.

Colors - Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Daffodil Delight, Always Artichoke

TIEF - Pretty Script

DSP - Prints Pattern Brights

Accessories - White Organza Ribbon, Pearls

Vellum Cardstock and Watercolor paper, Aquapainters

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

No. 1

Good afternoon everyone.  It's 86 degrees out with lots of sunshine.  Hope you are having wonderful weather where you are.  

Last night was my weight loss support group at church.  We shared lots of information along with our lesson in Bod4God.  A great book to read combining both journeys, with God and with weight loss.  

Yesterday I tried a new marinade for grilled chicken that I will share with you tomorrow. 

Today's card uses a new In-Color!

Colors - Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla

TIEF - Vintage Wallpaper 

Accessories - Lost Lagoon Ribbon, DSP Beau Chateau, Beau Chateau Side Notes

Punch - 1-3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch

This is a MOJO Monday sketch #347.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 26, 2014

For You

Yesterday my goal was to make 8 cards to have on hand ready for the mail when I needed a card right away.  I had previously cut the Groovy Guava and Whisper White cardstock for just such a purpose, but it just didn't work out that way.  They took me 2 days to finish!

All is okay though, enjoyed creating them knowing that someone I care about would receive one. 

Colors used were Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Purely Pomegranate & Groovy Guava, the DSP is Botanical Gardens.  

Thanks for dropping in!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Gift For You

A little flirtatious card today.  Why flirtatious, you say?  The name of the DSP is Flirtatious Specialty!  I'm mixing it up using modern and geometrical with soft and pretty.  I love it!  This may be my favorite card.  

Its so hard to sell your designs when you've fallen in love with them.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend and please say a prayer for our fallen and their families - they deserve it.

Friday, May 23, 2014


A little de-bossing today.  Colors I used were Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding & Summer Starfruit.   I used our Stampin Write Markers to ink up my stamp.  Tons of fun!

Other - Tea Lace Doily, Wildflower TIEF, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border & Ticket Duo punch & mini clothespin

tfs Diane Ouellette 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

So Sweet of You

Today's card is a CCMC304, a color challenge by the Create With Connie & Mary team.  

I recently found a card on Pinterest by Cheryl Holtman.  I loved that her colors were used in her Tasteful Trip Die. 

 I happened to need the die for another project I'm working on so it gave me the motivation to go to my work room (that indicates I work there doesn't it?  Hmm, technically I guess I do.  I make a mess getting supplies that are stored there, and some time later I put them away) 

Back to my card, the colors are Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Basic Gray and a touch of Groovy Guava.  The DSP is Afternoon Tea.  Accessories and tools were Tea Lace Doily, Apothecary Accents Dies & Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

The stamped image is from Hello There.

Thanks for coming!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thanks For The Support

I have many people to thank for their support.  I'm guessing most of us do.  

My card today was created with the MOJO346 sketch challenge.  I wanted the background paper to really standout & this scrap always attracts me when I'm filing or searching for papers to work with.  It's soft, pretty & very romantic.  I used the coordinating stamp set Rue Des Fleurs, French for street flower.

Colors used - Pool Party, Soft Suede
Tools - Circles Framelits, Versamark & Clear Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thanks So Much

A pretty card to say thank you with.  

You can make this too!  I would love to show you.  Maybe you would like to invite a few friends to join in.  It is so much fun!  Send me a message & we can set a date and time convenient for you.

Colors - Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party 
DSP - Floral District 
Punches - Elegant & Bitty Butterfly
Accessories - Tea Lace Doily, Pearls

CASE'd from Sage Kimble.

Trust God

I have something a little different to share with you today.  It's a fun fold called Napkin Fold.  This was for a project at my last demo meeting.  Once I finished the cutting, scoring and folding and realized the finished was 6"x6, I knew it was larger than what I wanted to put in the mail so I decided to make something for me.  I chose a few of my favorite Bible verses & it evolved into this.  

I hope you like it.


Sunday, May 18, 2014


For my neice Blair, who just graduated from college.

Colors - Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana

DSP - Retro Fresh 

Retro Fresh This and That Designer Stickers

Tools - Word Bubbles Framelits

Friday, May 16, 2014

For You

I had just found a color combo by Stampin' Up! on Pinterest that I loved so went to the Create with Connie &  Mary site to find a sketch.  They have a new one & I knew it would work with the stamp set  I wanted to use.  It is a new hostess stamp set that will be available soon called Hello There.  Love the fonts used!  

I carried a little basket with me to carry the stamps, inks & DSP that had the colors I wanted to use represented in them & sat down to create!  

Now that I'm done, I've put everything back in the basket to be returned to its proper home.  Will I do it today?  Stay tuned!

Colors are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White & Brushed Silver.  

Blessings to each of you.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


I found a similar card on Pinterest just a little bit ago, loved the color combo, knew it would be a quickie, and made it!

Colors I used were Smoky Slate, Basic Gray & Coastal Cabana.  Oops, I forgot to mention the Whisper White also known as the best cardstock for stamping on!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Grandma

Wish I could be with you today.  I hope you get lots of cards, flowers and phone calls.  As usual, mine will be going out in the mail tomorrow.  :(

To my Mom:  KC & I miss you so much!  We think of you every day.  But we know you are in Heaven with Jesus & your life is more beautiful than we can imagine.  

Mom & Grandma S. we are sending lots of hugs & kisses of gratitude your way.

DSP Print Poetry
Computer Font

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Watercolor

Good morning everyone.  Pink Sunday is almost here (tomorrow) & I'm racing to get everything done, packed and loaded into my car.  This is a fundraiser with crafters and vendors for cancer research.    If able to come, please stop by and say hi.  It will be at Prince of Peace Lutheran church at 3625 SW Wanamaker from 1 to 5.  

The Happy Watercolor stamp set and coordinating DSP has brought back my love of watercoloring!  I hope you like it.