Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I'm thinking about my Grandma a lot.  I can't be there with her so I'm making a special card for her.  I bought this stamp set & paper years ago with her in mind.  We loved playing cards and other games so my intent was to make her a card & send it to her.  Inside it would say, I'm on my way to see you!  The more advance notice she would get the more worrying she would do.  

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Basic Black, So Saffron, Real Red
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
DSP - Jackpot
Punch - Curly Label
Accessories -  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Saturday, July 26, 2014

For You

A new sketch at CCMC.  Yay!  I love the angles.  They shouted DSP Moonlight to me because of the many geometrical designs in it. 

I couldn't resist putting the little flower down in the corner.  

For the rest of my weekend I plan to do some light housekeeping, make a rhubarb crisp & some scrapbooking.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone & thanks for stopping by.  

Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Gray, Hello Honey
Ink - Basic Gray
Punch - 1-1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories - White Baker's Twine, staple

Friday, July 25, 2014

Flower Patch For Kathy

My friend Kathy came over yesterday to stamp & talk.  We each provided the other a project to make.  This was mine for her.  I had a great time catching up with her.  She is so sweet.  I have the best friends!

What do you think of this color combo?  I love how it turned out.  The contrast between the Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla is awesome.  

There's no accessories.  Can you believe it?

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.  

DSP - Moonlight
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon - Lost Lagoon

Thursday, July 24, 2014

All Abloom With Bird

A serene, calming color challenge at CCMC this week.  

I chose Mossy Meadow as my main color  because I thought most would choose the blue.   In fact that would have been my first choice, so I went with the green and made it a little more challenging.  It seems that greens are not most people's favorite color.  I wonder why .  

I had a card sketch that I used but now I can't find it.  Drat.  I love my interpretation of it.  

On a personal note, it's been determined that my grandmother, who is 97, has MRSA & it has entered the bone.  Please say a prayer for her.  Thank you.

Oops I missed their deadline for posting.  

DSP - All Abloom
Punch - Bird
Dies - Chalk Talk, Flower Fair
3/8" Stitched Ribbon - Lost Lagoon

Top 3 Pick

My card won Top 3 Pick at CCMC !

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Creativity In A Box - July

Have you heard about the exciting Paper Pumpkin promotion? Now through September 10, new subscribers can get 50% off their first two months!

Please to join! Use promo code: HALFOFF2 and sign up by Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 11:50 PM (MT).

If you have questions about the Paper Pumpkin promotion, read more here (US/CAN).

*For new subscribers only, not valid on prepaid subscriptions. Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription.  
I recently received mine for July.  Each kit has something new for you & I to create.  The kit includes everything you need!  

With this kit, I'll have 6 adorable little gift boxes and matching cards ready & waiting to be given to a friend or lived one on a moments notice.  

I'm so Happy!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


A friend from church has been really sick and that's on top of dealing with cancer, so I wanted to send him a special card.  I wanted to send him a card when he was diagnosed but I was dealing with my own cancer scare at that time.  

I hope you like it.

Here's my little tip when making masculine cards.  I always add a touch of me - a little femininity.  

Thanks for stopping by.  

Cardstock - Cordinations Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe 
Ink - Early Espresso 
Punches - Modern Label, Extra Large  Oval
Accessories - Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Cord

Friday, July 18, 2014

Baby Blossoms

I don't have a degree in design but this is the theory I used in my card today.   I first chose the background DSP then my stamped images.  Because there was a lot of white going on, I chose a dramatic color to separate them.  In this case I used the same color as the card base. Because it's.a dark color, there is a high degree of contrast between it and the white which gives it the wow factor.  Also, because the DSP has a modern flair to it and my images have a soft pretty look to them, I was able to achieve a nice balance by my choice of framelits, buttons & twine.  

I hope you like it.  Thanks for looking!

My Little Weekender

Isn't it just adorable?  I ran across this stamp set recently & kept it close by knowing I would be using it soon!  In addition, I found some actual weekenders on Pinterest that I pinned so I used the same colors for my little home on wheels.

So if you can't find me at home this weekend, I'll be at the lake in my cute little abode sipping iced tea and listening to the oldies but goodies!!!  

Happy Friday!

Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe 
DSP - Sweet Sorbet
Stampin' Write Markers - Coast Cabana,  Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Ink - So Saffron
Dies - Deco Labels, Circles Framelits 
Punches - Banner, Scallop Oval, Large Oval
Accessories - Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

An Invitation

Good morning all.  I wanted to play with a new stamp set called Flower Patch & coordinating Flower Fair Framelits Dies. 

First, a year, or so, ago I was watching a design show called Elbow Room.  Have you seen this show?   I loved the color pallet he used In a bedroom remodel on one of the episodes & I still love it!  They are very trendy these days, too .  (Trying not to be an old fuddy duddy)  Thr colors he used are my choice for this week's MOJO Monday Sketch.  

The verse is perfect for this stamp set - "Happy Blooming Birthday!"

I love what I do & I love sharing it with others.  It is an absolutely wonderful feeling to see the result of your very own creativity. 

Please let me know if you would like to enjoy a fun hour with me creating your very 1st card.  I promise - you won't want to give it away!  You will love it that much!

I'm just like every other person out there - we really enjoy feedback from our audience.  Comment?

Cardstock - Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
DSP - Walk In The Park
Ribbon - 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Daffodil Delight
Dies - Flower Fair Feamelits
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, lucky Limeade
Accessories - Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Clips

Sunday, July 13, 2014

My Friend

Oops, I forgot to add Hello Honey!  Be back shortly.

As I was writing my post, I realized
I had forgotten to add Hello Honey to my design.   But Deloris, we all see yellow in the pretty paper, you say.  Very observant, I say.   The yellow in the DSP is So Saffron.  

You know what?  This is one of many reasons why I love Stampin' Up!  One color is designed to work with many of the other fabulous colors!  That's just a lot of fun. 

So I added the cool die-cut camera and decorated it with a Baked Brown Suger circle and sequin for the lens.  Adorable!

Good to see you again!  Thanks for stopping by.  Would love to hear your comments.

Cardstock - Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Hello Honey
DSP - Retro Fresh
Framelit - On Film
Ink - Coastal Cabanna, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories - Gold Sequin Trim

Saturday, July 12, 2014


Today I am playing the PPA211 Color Challenge.  It certainly was a challenge to use only 3 colors today.

My tip for the day is that it is okay to have "empty" space on your projects.  Notice the Whisper White Cardstock does not have any texture, stamping or otherwise.  It achieves a place for your eyes to rest.  

Thanks for stopping by!

 Cardstock - Whisper White, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight
DSP - All Abloom
TIEF - Honeycomb 
Embosslits - Beautiful Wings
Die - Naturally Serif Alphabet
Ink - Night of Navy
Punch - Elegant Butterfly, Hexagon
Accessories - Basic Gems Rhinestones 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brown Sugar

One of my favorite Rolling Stones songs is Brown Sugar.  

You're probably saying "Deloris, how does this relate to your pretty card?"

So I've been sharing recipes for my projects with you and you may have noticed that we have some fabulous  names for our colors.  

My card base is (drum role please) Baked Brown Sugar!

My thoughts are now turning towards a garden, evening tea party.  Lace doilies, something homemade with brown sugar and honey drizzled on top, put on a pretty dress and adding my precious pearl necklace.  Stop!  I've lost my mind.  Egads.  Whatever was I thinking?  A dress?  No way in this heat.  For those who know me well, I don't like wearing dresses either.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thanks For Being a Friend, CCMC 310

Do you see the fish?

How about the upside down flags?  

Oh well.  I was having one of those moments.  I still like how it turned out.  

Let's all make a wish together for a nice and relaxing vacation on or near a great big body of water!

Stay cool!

Cardstock - Whisper White, Coastal Cabana & Real Red
DSP - Maritime
TIEF - Adorning Accents
Punch - Petite Petal
Silver Cord

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


It's time to celebrate.  I hope you have fun plans for the Fourth! 

Today's card uses Create With Connie & Mary's 2014 Summer Collection Sketch.

There's just no color combo better than red, white & blue!

Most of my papers and accessories came from the June Paper Pumpkin Subscription Kit.  

Extras that I used were:

Cardstock - Whisper White, Night of Navy
Glimmer Paper
Brights Buttons
Tools - Large. & Small Star punches

Have a wonderful evening.