Hello, Spring (?)

I decided to take a break from Valentine’s preparations, and make something a little Spring-like using some of the fun new Sale-a-Bration dsp (it’s available tomorrow, and for free with a $50 purchase).

Hello Sweet SorbetOne color that I haven’t used much yet is Pistachio Pudding.  I’m glad to see it’s included in the new Sale-a-Bration dsp, Sweet Sorbet.  The patterns in this dsp are so pretty and fresh.

I embossed the Pistachio Pudding base with clear embossing powder, and I used the fabulous new Hardwood background stamp.

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Four You
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Sweet Sorbet dsp
Embellishments:  In Color Boutique Details, Delicate Details Lace Tape, White Baker’s Twine, Clear and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Circle Framelits, 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon


Watercolor Thank You

Watercolor Thanks

I needed to make a thank you card and I just received  the new Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards & Envelopes, so that was my starting point with this card.  We had the most beautiful, Spring-like day yesterday in North Texas, so I was drawn to my flower stamps.  I know there will be more winter before spring truly arrives, but it was fun to be outside yesterday.

The cheery chevron pattern on the bottom is already on the card, so I only added the flower and sentiment.  I did fussy cut the flower and stem, but otherwise this card was super quick to make.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Simple Stems, Four You
Ink:  Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Watercolor Wonder Designer Note cards & Envelopes
Embellishments:  Brights Candy Dots, Island Indigo Baker’s Twine, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch

A CAS Masculine Birthday Card

I was intrigued by LeAnne’s challenge over at The Paper Players this week:

This sounded hard to me — not because it’s CAS, but because it’s masculine.  The only thing harder would be lots of layers and masculine.  Whenever I need to make a masculine card, I default to CAS.

Masculine Star Birthday


I went with a guy-friendly color palette — orange, blue, and gray.  And I forced myself to not use any ribbon nor buttons.  But I still added some fun embellishments with the candy dots and cute clips.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Off the Grid, Simply Stars, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Smoky Slate
Paper:  Smoky Slate, Brights DSP stack, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Hung Up Cute Clips, Witches’ Brew Designer Washi Tape

Hexagon Thoughts

Hexagon Thoughts


I’ve had so little time to stamp lately, and I’ve missed it terribly.  So I carved out 30 minutes yesterday morning, and decided to create just for fun.  I tell you, this hobby is like therapy for me.  I felt so much better after doing it.

Enjoy your Saturday!  I have piles of laundry to get through, a nine-year old birthday party to attend, and shopping to do.  Busy day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Six-Sided Sampler, Off the Grid, Four You
Ink:  Versamark, Crushed Curry, Gumball Green, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Modern Medley dsp
Embellishments:  Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, In Color Dahlias, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Autumn Leaves and a Dog

Even though it has been HOT and miserable here, I have been drawn to the Sweater Weather dsp lately.  I love Autumn, and I am so ready for it to arrive here in north Texas.

lots of leaves


In other news here, I would like to introduce you to the newest member of our family, Maggie, who is a two-year old Pug.

MaggieWhile I was on my way to convention last month (I was in the car on the way to the airport, mind you), I got a text from my husband saying that he had found a dog to adopt.  Now we had talked about getting a dog (it has been two years since our previous beloved dog passed away) off and on over the past month, but I thought we were agreed that we’d revisit the topic after I got back home.  However, when I got home I had an extra family member to welcome me back.

Maggie is very sweet and is definitely my youngest child’s dog.  She waits outside her bedroom door for my youngest to get up each morning.  This week, Maggie has looked like this a lot:

maggieMy kids went back to school on Monday, and Maggie and I have been a little depressed.  She sticks very near to me, and sleeps by my feet while I stamp.  It is nice to have company while the kids are at school.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Wonderfall, Four You
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather dsp
Embellishments:  Regals Designer Buttons, Chocolate Chip Baker’s Twine, Autumn Accents Bigz die




A Bicycle Hello — PP160

It has been far too long since I’ve been able to play with my friends at the Paper Players challenge site, so I made it a priority to play this week.

I love this dsp from the Birthday Basics dsp collection, but I never know quite how to use it.  This sketch seemed to lend itself to a bigger dsp pattern, so I grabbed it.

A Bicycle HelloI also used some of the silver glimmer paper for the chevrons and used a sponge dauber to add some Basic Gray ink.

Enjoy your Thursday!  Go check out the Paper Players’ design team’s projects and play along.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Four You
Ink:  Raspberry Ripple
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Birthday Basics dsp, Silver Glimmer Paper
Embellishments:  Floral Fusion Sizzlits, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, In Color Dahlias, 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Chevron Border punch


Pansies on an Slant — FMS94

Take a look at this fun Freshly Made Sketches challenge from the super talented Linda Suarez:

I love this sketch!  It is very versatile and trendy.  I decided to embrace the white space with my card, but I decided it needed texture so I used the chevron embossing folder.

Flower Shop on a Slant

I hope you can join in this challenge with us.  Go check out what the other designers made at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Four You
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, I am Me dsp
Embellishments:  Subtles Designer Buttons, Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine, Boho Blossoms punch, Pansy punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Chevron embossing folder, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Black Stampin’ Embossing Powder

A Mosaic Thanks

Quatrefancy Mosaics

Here’s a pretty quick and simple card for you today.  It’s sometimes fun to let your dsp do your work for you.

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Four You, Mosaic Madness
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Mosaic punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, sequins (non-SU)

Birthday Candles — FabFri20

It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge, friends!  And this week we have a fun color challenge for you:

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the new In-Colors, and this week we are featuring all of them.  If you don’t have them yet, you can choose similar colors (but hurry and get these — you’ll love them!).

I chose to use a new wheel called Birthday Candles for my card and made each candle one of the colors.  I know I cheated a little in that I used an additional color on my card, So Saffron, for the flames on the candles.  I just couldn’t get happy with it without using a yellow for the flames.

Birthday Candles

One of the new products in the new catalog that I was so excited to see is the Squares Framelits.  They make it so easy to make a frame, like this Polaroid-style frame that I used on this card.  Very fun!

I hope you’ll join us in this challenge.   You can check out what the other designers did with these yummy colors at the Fab Friday Challenge site.

Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Birthday Candles (wheel), Four You
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black
Paper:  Whisper White, In-Color dsp stack
Embellishments:  Whisper White 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, In Color Boutique Details, Dazzling Details, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Squares Framelits

Hello Flower Shop — PP149

The super talented Ann Schach has a pretty color challenge for us at the Paper Players today.

These are some of my favorite colors, so this challenge was a fun one for me.  I pulled out a couple of new stamp sets to use.  I love the new Flower Shop set.  It has a coordinating punch — love that!

flower shop trio

Go visit the rest of the design team and see what they did with these colors, and then join us in this challenge at the Paper Players.

Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Four You
Ink:  So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Early Espresso
Paper:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Subtles dsp stack
Embellishments:  Pansy punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Early Espresso 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Large Pearl Basic Jewels