Saturday, August 23, 2014


Hi everyone.  The weekend is here!   I hope you have something fun to do this weekend.  I will be doing the two C's, creating and cleaning

It has been a quiet day around here, I finished this card and cleaned up my craft room a little bit.  KC, the poor thing, took lots of naps today.  

The apartment complex I live in has required us to remove our outdoor grills, and I miss mine horribly!  One building was burnt to the ground this year and another building last year received fire damage because of grills so I understand the reason why but don't like it.  

For today's card, I'm using another sketch challenge, first I embossed the card base then I chose my paper.  The sketch below shows different patterns and different colors for the border at the bottom but when I decided to use this piece of patterned paper I decided to use the same one and I love how it turned out!   When I am creating and a design comes out of nowhere it's just like a real high!  (laughing)

I hope you enjoy it & I hope it inspires you to do a little creating for yourself this weekend.  

Card stock - early espresso very vanilla and glimmer
Paper - soho subway
Stamps - build a blossom and label love
Ink - Crisp cantaloupe and Island indigo
Accessories - in color boutique details
Thick bakers twine
Tools - Deco Framelits label punch and 1 inch circle punch

Friday, August 22, 2014

For Nancy & Her Mom

When our moms pass away, we miss them terribly especially on their birthday.  That would be the case for my good friend Nancy and I wanted to make a card to honor both of them and this is what I came up with.  

Card stock - basic gray raspberry ripple smoky slate very vanilla
Designer series paper - print poetry
Stamps -   mother
Ink - memento tuxedo black
Stampin right markers
Punch - wide oval
Framelits - circles
Textured impressions embossing folder pretty script
Ribbon 5/8 inch satin basic gray

Monday, August 18, 2014

Love You

I just fixed a limeade for me, KC's had his snack, now I'm ready to sit down and update my blog and Facebook.  

Is this not the coolest card?  I've never done color blocking before but now I'm hooked.  

The card measures 4.25" x 5.5"  The pink and black rectangles are 2" x 2.5".  The green squares were punched out using my three-quarter inch square punch.  The white layer wias softened by using a corner punch.  Colors are Whisper White, Basic Black & Strawberry Slush.  The other punches I used were the half inch circle and 1 1/4" scalloped circle.

My week is off to a great start, i've got a couple more projects for retreat started and almost finished!  

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful week.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Cup of Tea

Hi all.  Hope your weekend is going well.  It's been a difficult week here, but getting better so hope I can get my projects for retreat finished and shared with you.  

I have loved this stamp set since it came out a year ago and finally purchased it.  

The image is colored with Stampin Write Markers by coloring the stamp & then stamping the image onto cardstock.  I love how it turned out!

Thanks for sharing a cup of tea with me!

Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
DSP - All Abloom
Stampin Write Markers - 
Accessories - Pearls Basic Gems
Edgelits - Adorning Accents

Have a Great Weekend

Just a quick post today.  I have a pretty card using the Tea Party stamp set to share.  Do you see the light purple rhinestones?  I used my Blendabilities to color them!  It was so easy.  

Cardstock - Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Framelits - Labels, Windows
DSP - Moonlight
Accessories - Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Blendabilities - Rich Razzleberry Medium
Punch - Banner
TIEF - Honeycomb 
Stampin Write Markers - Rich Razzleberry , Old Olive

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thanks So Much

Great colors !  Just a hint of Wild Wasabi & I'm good.  :)

I used the All Abloom DSP with Island Indigo & Whisper White cardstock.  This DSP is very versatile with many different styles & colors in it.  

On a personal note, sometimes life requires us to make difficult changes & often we ignore them or procrastinate in making them.  Hopefully, I am ready to embrace the changes that I need to make in my life right now.  If you are in a similar place in your life, I pray that you may find comfort in God's grace.  

Summer Smooches

I really like this week's sketch at CCMC because I have lots of paper strips like this but I decided to go way out on this one .  I love how the 2 patterns play off each other and the white background,  

The paper daisy was colored by soaking in a mixture of Island Indigo ink and water.  

Thank you for stopping by & if you have left a comment, I enjoy reading them very much.  Thank you.


DSP - Summer Smooches
Cardstock - Whisper White, Real Red
Punch - Postage Stamp
Paper Daisies
Ink - Island Indigo

For Deanna

I found my inspiration for this card on Pinterest about a year ago made by Lisa.  ( I was unable to find her last name).  My sister 's birthday is coming up & in looking for something unique, I found Lisa's pin.  I still love it a year later so set and said "stamps take me away."

I chose to make templates using my Circles Framelits and then sponging the ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.   I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Peach Parfait & Basic Gray.  Then using my new favorite black ink, Memento Tuxedo Black & stamp set Fabulous Florets I stamped the images.  A little ribbon  & I'm done.  

Anyone want to guesstimate when I might get this in the mail?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Amazing You

Hi all.  Hope you are having a good week.  

I've been busy making projects for our upcoming retreat.  A weekend of creating with friends at a bed & breakfast!  Sounds like fun, right?  

Most of the projects are almost done so can't share them with you yet.  

Mondays brings a new sketch to create with at MOJO Monday.  

Summer always reminds me of bicycles and have seen many on Pinterest.  Then it happened.  I saw a pink one.  Now that I have that info out there, I realize how ridiculous that sounds, there must be hundreds of thousands of them out there in little girl world.  None the less,  I wanted to create one.  However, I couldn't find my stamp so went with the scooter.

I hope you like it.  Thanks for dropping in. 

Cardstock - Blushing Bride, Mossy Meadows, Whisper White
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
DSP - All Abloom
TIEF - Cloudy Day
Sizzlet - Flower Fusion
Embossing Powder - Blushing Bride
Ribbon - 1/4" Cotton Blushing Bride
Pearl Basic Jewels

Sunday, August 3, 2014


You'll need your shades to view this eye-popping card!  

I recently purchased this stamp and DSP and wanted to show you some projects with it.  I have more planned so I hope you can come back to see them! 

Have a great week & thanks so much for spending time with me.

Cardstock - Smoky Slate, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Pool Party
DSP - Flashback 
Framelits - Circles
TIEB - Arrows
Ink - Smoky Slate

Thinking About Fall

Today I have a color challenge for you from CCMC.  Basic Gray, Tangelo Twist & Bermuda Bay.  Great for Halliween and Fall projects!

Yesterday I managed to accomplish a few things.  It's always a nice feeling.  It was great to see everybody at church.  

Afterwards, I was able to put together an email I wanted to send out.  I'm still tryin to come up with a plan to make that much easier.  It should be easy, but it's not working for me.  I refuse to give up. 

Ribbon - Basic Gray 1-3/4" 
TIEF - Stylish Stripes
Cardstock - Very Vanilla

Friday, August 1, 2014


Cardstock - Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stampin Write Marker - Not  Quite Navy
DSP - Sent With Love
Punch - Hexagon