Friday, February 28, 2014

Butterfly Sorbet

Good morning, Friends! I'm so glad that it's Friday!! Woohoo! My friend Sherry is visiting and we are going to be getting together for some stitching this weekend! I'm so looking forward to that! I also get a much needed massage today! Ahhh!! Should be a most wonderful weekend indeed!!

Today's card was inspired by one I had seen somewhere. A super simple clean and easy card!

  • Card base is Whisper White with the bottom right hand corner rounded with the corner rounder
  • A strip of Summer Starfruit was scalloped at the top with the scallop edge border punch and then round the bottom right hand corner with the corner rounder
  • Stamp the sentiment from Four You in black stazOn
  • On a square piece of Whisper White use the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce the shape then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the bitty butterfly punch to punch a butterfly from Whisper White then use the Apothecary Accents framelits to cut out the shape
  • Adhere a small piece of Sweet Sorbet designer paper to the pierced panel and adhere the punched piece to the card with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to the butterfly cut out
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Four You; Paper- Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Sweet Sorbet designer paper; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- Essentials paper piercing pack, Apothecary Accents framelits, bitty butterfly punch, corner rounder, scallop edge border punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CCMC 292

Good morning, Friends! It's time once again for the Thursday challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! This week we are being challenge with some fabulous colors! Take a look!


Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding and Basic Black. These colors can be found in the Sweet Sorbet designer paper pack from the SAB brochure. But I decided to not use the dsp for my card. Check it out!


It took a while for this card to come together as I would start it and then have to walk away and then come back to it and then walk away again. This went on for a few days until I finally was able to put it all together! And I do like the end result! 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a piece of Summer Starfruit stamp the splatter images from Gorgeous Grunge in Summer Starfruit and black StazOn then stamp the greeting from Peaceful Petals in black StazOn
  • Round the top right corner with the corner rounder and adhere to a piece of Basic Black card stock that also has the top right corner rounded with the corner rounder
  • Adhere panel to card base
  • Stamp flower and leaf images from Peaceful Petals in black StazOn onto Whisper White
  • I used the ink pad and a blender pen to watercolor my images then I took the Summer Starfruit and Pistachio Pudding markers and colored parts of the image to make them stand out (this is the part that took so long to get the way I wanted)
  • Adhere the leaves to the back of the flower and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones
Be sure to check out all the wonderful creations from the other designers at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I hope you will join us and play along! I do love to see how you interpret our challenges! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Peaceful Petals, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Whisper White, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit; Ink- black StazOn, Summer Starfruit, Pistachio Pudding; Accessories- corner rounder, rhinestones, blender pen, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FMS 122

Good morning, Friends! So glad we are on the downhill side to the weekend! We registered Nick for his Freshman year yesterday. WOW! I can hardly believe that one! Having to think about the classes you are going to take based on credits for graduation is a new one! Now to wait and see what he actually gets. I hope he starts getting a little more serious about his future now. 

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made and is the last of the cards that I did with my stamp club earlier this month. Love this single stamp! You can cut the words apart from the main image to make two stamps. Then you can use the image for a lot of other occasions! Card details:

  • Card base is Naturals White
  • Adhere a piece of Naturals White to the card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the Hardwood stamp onto a piece of Smoky Slate with Smoky Slate ink and adhere to card
  • Stamp the Blessed Easter stamp onto a piece of Naturals White with black StazOn
  • Color the image with Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush and Smoky Slate markers and a blender pen
  • Adhere panel to a piece of Pistachio Pudding and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Hardwood, Blessed Easter; Paper- Naturals White, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate; Ink- black StazOn, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate; Accessories- blender pen, rhinestones, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Retro Bubble

Good morning, Friends! Boy it was hard to get up this morning! I even thought it was later in the week than just Tuesday! I hope this doesn't mean that it is going to be a long week! Today we will register our son for his Freshman year. WOW! Last night we were looking at graduation requirements and electives to know what we should do. I'm still not completely sure but ready or not here it comes! He's even talking about driving? Where does the time go?

Today's card was one that I did with my stamp club earlier this month. It's a super simple card that is really fun!

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • On a layer of Very Vanilla stamp the splatter images from Gorgeous Grunge in So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar then sponge the edges with Baked Brown Sugar
  • Adhere three pieces of the Retro Fresh washi tape to the layer and then adhere panel to the card base with dimensionals
  • Punch a circle from Baked Brown Sugar with the 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Stamp the lines image from Gorgeous Grunge onto the circle with Baked Brown Sugar and sponge the edges with Baked Brown Sugar then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' in Coastal Cabana onto Very Vanilla and cut out with the Word Bubbles framelits
  • Sponge the edges and add a mini brad then adhere to card with dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Just Sayin', Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- Word Bubbles framelits, Retro Fresh washi tape, 1 3/4" circle punch, mini brad, sponge, dimensionals

Monday, February 24, 2014

TSSC 300

Good morning, Friends! I can't believe that this is the last week of February! What beautiful weather we have been having and it makes me think that spring has definitely arrived! I had the windows open for a while yesterday. But I have to admit that I didn't do much of anything yesterday. After I exercised I ended up on the couch watching basketball and then the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. So it was a nice relaxing day for me!! Looking for that motivation and energy to get something accomplished today - lol!

Today's card was one that I did with my stamp club this month. This card was inspired by the sketch from the Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge

  • Card base is So Saffron
  • Cut a circle from Baked Brown Sugar with the 3" circle die then run through the Big Shot with the Arrows embossing folder
  • Stamp the greeting from Geometrical using the Tangerine Tango and Baked Brown Sugar markers onto Very Vanilla
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Tangerine Tango
  • Use the bitty banner punch to punch three banners from Retro Fresh designer paper and adhere to back of stamped panel then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere two So Saffron candy dots
Pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Geometrical; Paper- So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh designer paper; Ink- Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories- Arrows embossing folder, bitty banner punch, Subtles candy dots, 3" circle die, dimensionals

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Retro 100 and Dynamic Duos 88

Good morning, Friends! Well we had quite the active day yesterday! Nick had a soccer scrimmage in the morning and then we came home to get ready for his basketball game that afternoon. What an exciting game! We tied the undefeated team and then lost in overtime. Bummer! But it was fun and exciting!! Then we came home again for a few minutes and then went to see the last home games for the CMU basketball teams (ladies and men). Both won! Really fun!! But very tiring! There were tons of people there and we didn't have anything to eat beforehand so we ended up eating late and getting to bed extra late. The sleeping in was really nice! And it looks to be an extra gorgeous day today! Nick and Pat are planning to mountain bike! I plan to work on my quilt and maybe do some stamping!

Today's card was inspired by two challenges. I made this one a few weeks ago so these are old challenges. I used the sketch from Retro Sketches and the colors from Dynamic Duos. A ver clean and simple card! 

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere three strips of Gingham Garden designer paper to the card base
  • Stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants onto a piece of Whisper White using Island Indigo and Real Red markers and cut out using the Banners framelits dies
  • Tie a piece of Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon around the banner and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add three Real Red candy dots to the strips
Super easy!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Whisper White, Gingham Garden designer paper; Ink- Island Indigo, Real Red; Accessories- Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon, Banners framelits dies, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Retro 101

Good morning, Friends! Looks like it will be a nice weekend around here! Nick has a soccer scrimmage this morning and then a basketball game this afternoon. Should be a fun day! And since I got the laundry done yesterday, I should be free to keep sewing on my quilt and get a few other things done! I can feel spring coming on!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Retro Sketches. I really liked the layout and thought it would be very appropriate to use the Retro Fresh designer paper with the sketch! Because the lines on the designer paper were already at an angle, this really makes in look funky!! But I do like how it turned out!

  • Card base is Tangerine Tango
  • Cut a piece of Retro Fresh designer paper at an angle to fit onto the card base
  • Adhere designer paper to a strip of Coastal Cabana and then adhere to card base
  • Stamp the circle image from Geometrical onto the card base using Tangerine Tango ink
  • Stamp the greeting onto a strip of Very Vanilla using Baked Brown Sugar ink and flag the end
  • Adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Add two Tangerine Tango candy dots
Pretty easy card! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Geometrical; Paper- Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh designer paper; Ink- Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories- Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fringed Circle

Good morning, Friends! Oh my, I'm SO glad it's Friday! Woohoo!!! I'm excited to go stitch with my friends tonight and then be able to sleep in a little tomorrow! I have felt a day behind all week! 

I actually created this card a few week's ago. I was experimenting with the fringe scissors. These things are so much fun! Anyway, I was trying to come up with a different idea and this is what evolved!

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla, stamp the images from Gorgeous Grunge in Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake and Pool Party (the Pool Party image was stamped off before stamping onto the card stock)
  • Sponge around the edges of a piece of Calypso Coral with Crumb Cake ink and also around the edges of the stamped panel
  • Cut two circles from the Epic Day designer paper with the 3" circle die
  • Sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink
  • Use the fringe scissors to fringe both circles then adhere together
  • Stamp the image from Perfect Pennants using Basic Gray and Calypso Coral markers  onto Very Vanilla and punch out using the 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Adhere stamped circle to fringed circles with dimensionals and scrunch the fringes around the stamped circle
  • Adhere fringed circle to card
  • Punch a heart from Epic Day designer paper with the small heart punch and sponge edges with Crumb Cake ink
  • Adhere heart to card with a dimensional and add a rhinestone
There you have it! I hope you are inspired to use those fringe scissors! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge; Paper- Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Epic Day designer paper; Ink- Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Basic Gray; Accessories- 3" circle die, 1 3/4" circle punch, small heart punch, fringe scissors, rhinestone, sponge, dimensionals

Thursday, February 20, 2014

CCMC 291

Good morning, Friends! Create with Connie and Mary has a new Thursday challenge! This week they have provided a sketch. Take a look!


A super clean and simple sketch! So many possibilities! I wanted to keep my card super clean and simple, too. Here's what I came up with!


Card details:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • On a panel of Very Vanilla, stamp the flower image from Peaceful Petals in black StazOn and color with Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit and Pistachio Pudding markers
  • Stamp greeting from same set in black StazOn
  • Use a ruler and the Basic Black marker to draw a frame around the image
  • Layer panel onto a piece of Basic Black card stock then adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Punch a circle from Basic Black card stock with the 1" circle punch
  • Thread a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe through a Very Vintage button and tie a bow
  • Adhere the button to the black circle and then to the card
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other fabulous designers did with this sketch! So much inspiration there! I do hope you will play along with us this week! We always love to see what you do with our challenges! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

PCCCS 80

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a super week! I'm glad it's Wednesday already and the weekend will be here soon! I seem to stay up way too late watching the Olympics. 

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Paper Craft Crew Challenges. I also used this card with my shoebox club this month. Love all the fun things you can do with this Geometric set!

  • Card base is Coastal Cabana
  • On  layer of Very Vanilla adhere two strips of Retro Fresh washi tape then adhere to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar
  • Stamp triangle images from Geometric in Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron and Baked Brown Sugar onto Very Vanilla and punch each out with the triangle punch
  • Adhere triangles to panel then adhere panel to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting in Baked Brown Sugar onto Very Vanilla and punch out with the 2 1/2" circle punch
  • Cut bottom part of circle off and adhere a Hardware Essentials clip to circle then use dimensionals to adhere circle to card
Love these retro colors! And this set is really fun to play with! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Geometric; Paper- Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla; Ink- Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron; Accessories- 2 1/2" circle punch, Triangle punch, Retro Fresh washi tape, Hardware Essentials clips, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Make a Starry Wish

Good morning, Friends! It's good to be back home! I had done a few pre-posts before I left. And that was a good thing as we didn't have free internet at the hotel. I was able to tweak a few things while I was in Las Vegas because we found a Starbucks and had some time but that was it. So now I am back to my routine - yeah! The tournament was another tough one. The boys played great!! I can't complain there! And of course, we all had a great time being in Vegas! So much to see! Sensory overload - lol!! Now we are back and it's time to get into the routine. 

Today's card was inspired by this sketch I found. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Layer of Midnight Muse is adhered to card base
  • On a piece of Whisper White stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants in Gumball Green then stamp it again onto a scrap of Whisper White using Midnight Muse ink
  • Cut out the middle part of the sentiment and adhere to card
  • Use the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce holes in the two top corners then adhere panel to card
  • Stamp stars onto a piece of Whisper White using Summer Starfruit ink and cut out
  • Insert brads into each star and adhere to card with dimensionals
Pretty easy card and one that I thought was a little more masculine. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Whisper White, Midnight Muse; Ink- Gumball Green Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit; Accessories- Essentials paper piercing pack, mini brads, dimensionals

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Stamp Review Crew: Gorgeous Grunge


Good morning, Friends! It's time for another fun blog hop with the Stamp Review Crew! For this hop we are featuring projects that use the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set! This set is so awesome! It works perfectly for that grunge look! And that's just the look I went with for this card. Take a look!


Here's what I did to create this card:

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • On a piece of Epic Day designer paper stamp the different splatter images from Gorgeous Grunge in Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Calypso Coral and the lines image in Basic Gray
  • Sponge the edges in Crumb Cake then adhere to a piece of Basic Gray card stock
  • Stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants in Basic Gray onto a piece of Vellum and cut out with the Banners framelits
  • Stamp the sentiment again onto a piece of Very Vanilla in Pool Party and cut out just the middle part and adhere to vellum piece
  • Adhere the vellum banner to the card with three mini brads then adhere panel to card with dimensionals
Very simple and grungy card! Click on the link below to go to the next blog to get more inspiration on using this great set! Enjoy the hop! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants; Paper- Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, vellum, Epic Day designer paper; Ink- Basic Gray, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Banners framelits, silver mini brads, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Heidi Baks  runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com
  2. Cindy Beach stampspaperandink.typepad.com/
  3. Beth Beard   mylittlecraftblog.com/
  4. Adriana Benitez  escape2stamp.com
  5. Tanya Boser   tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com
  6. Debra Burgin  heartfeltinkspiration.com/ 
  7. Jill Coleman  jillstamps.com/
  8. Deb Currier  artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com/ 
  9. Mike Funke    stampin-style.typepad.com/
  10. Shana Gaff   stressfreestamping.blogspot.com
  11. Holly Krautkremer  rubberredneck.typepad.com
  12. Mary Rindal   maryrindal.com/ 
  13. Ann Schach    stampinchic.com
  14. Martha Stewart  seasonsofstamping.com/ 
  15. Dawn Tidd   tiddbitsfromdawn.typepad.com
  16. Lisa Young   addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/ 
  17. Kerry Willard Bray  kerrywillardbray.com
  18. Paula Wright  paulastamps.blogspot.com/
  19. Rita Wright  ritascreations.blogspot.com/

Saturday, February 15, 2014

CCMC Spring 14-04

Good morning, Friends! I hope your weekend is off to a fabulous start! We are in Las Vegas this weekend for a soccer tournament! Today signals the last day of the Create with Connie and Mary Spring Collection. At the end of each week during the collection Connie and Mary provided a challenge for the public to play along with. Since this is the last day and the last challenge, this one is just for the designers to "show off" - lol! So we will show you all one last project using the fabulous products from the Celebrate the Everyday mini catalog and the SAB brochure. For this last challenge we have a color challenge. Take a look!


Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Basic Black. Aren't these bold and fabulous!!! Love them!! Here's how I used them...


Card details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Adhere a strip of Crushed Curry to card base
  • Adhere a strip of Basic Black that is flagged on both ends
  • Run a piece of Bermuda Bay through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Round the top right hand corner with the 1" circle punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Use the Deco Labels framelits to cut the shape from Whisper White
  • Use the Essentials paper piercing pack to pierce a circle into the Deco Label then stamp the greeting from Petite Pairs in black StazOn onto the shape
  • Punch a circle from Basic Black using the 2 1/2" circle punch and adhere to card then adhere the Whisper White shape over the circle with dimensionals
  • Stamp the flower image from Petite Petals in Crushed Curry onto Crushed Curry card stock three times and punch out using the Petite Petals punch
  • Adhere flowers to card - two flowers are adhered to the shape and the third is adhered with dimensionals
  • Add three Basic Black candy dots to the flower centers
Be sure to see the other beautiful creations from the rest of the design team at Create with Connie and Mary! Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Petite Petals, Petite Pairs; Paper- Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Basic Black; Ink- black StazOn, Crushed Curry; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, 1" circle punch, Petite Petals punch, Neutrals candy dots, Deco Labels framelits, 2 1/2" circle punch, Essentials paper piercing pack, dimensionals

Friday, February 14, 2014

SSSC 205 - Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We will be on our way to Las Vegas in a while! Got a soccer tournament this weekend! I'm looking forward to getting out of town and seeing some warmer temperatures and sunshine!! Good luck Fire FC Premier Boys!!

Today's card was inspired by Karen Giron's sketch from a few weeks ago. Her sample card for the sketch got me thinking about the Circle Card thinlits and this is what I came up with! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a layer of Whisper White use the Occasions paper piercing pack to pierce a heart (really hard to see in photo)
  • Use the "xoxo" die from the Circle Card thinlits to cut the image three times - two from Pink Pirouette and once from Real Red
  • Adhere the "xoxo" images to Whisper White layer using dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Real Red ink onto Whisper White layer
  • Adhere layer to card with dimensionals
  • Punch a banner from Real Red using the Bitty Banner punch and adhere to card
  • Punch a heart from Real Red using the Owl builder punch and adhere to card
  • Add small rhinestone to heart
I hope you all have a wonderful day today and a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Whisper White, Real Red, Pink Pirouette; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- Circle Card thinlits, Occasions paper piercing pack, Owl builder punch, Bitty Banner punch, rhinestone, dimensionals

Thursday, February 13, 2014

CCMC 290

Good morning, Friends! It's time for another Thursday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! This week we have a fun color challenge! Take a look at these fabulous colors!


Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate. Love these bright cheerful colors! And here is how I used them!


I kept my card very simple! 

  • Card base is Daffodil Delight
  • A strip of Gingham Garden designer paper with the bottom flagged is adhered to the card base
  • Stamp the Vivid Vases image onto Whisper White with black StazOn
  • Use Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Smoky Slate ink pads and an aqua painter to color the images (be sure to work fast as Whisper White doesn't like to be watercolored on - lol)
  • I did use the same colors of markers to create some highlights in the images
  • Adhere stamped piece to a piece of Island Indigo
  • Tie a piece of Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon around the panel and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Island Indigo onto the card base
Super simple! Find more fabulous inspiration from the rest of the designer team at the Create with Connie and Mary site! I hope you will play along with us this week and show us your beautiful creations using these colors! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Vivid Vases, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden designer paper; Ink- black StazOn, Smoky Slate, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon, aqua painter, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

HSS 178

Good morning, Friends! Well this week seems to be flying by! I guess I had better start thinking about our trip to Las Vegas this weekend and be getting ready for that! The car goes in to get serviced today. I also need to think about any grocery shopping. And then there is the never ending pile of laundry… Also got to make sure that Nick's uniform is all put together and ready to be packed! Looking forward to some sun and warmer weather!! Among all of this is the fact that I need to finish up a swap and get it mailed before I leave as well as get a project ready for tomorrow night's shoebox club. Lots to do!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments. I can't seem to load their blog at the moment so I don't have a link for you. Sorry. My internet has been so sporadic lately it's very frustrating!! Anyway, here are the card details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • On a layer of Whisper White, pierce a heart using the Essentials paper piercing pack then adhere layer to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' in black StazOn onto a piece of Whisper White and cut out using the Word Bubbles framelits and adhere to card with dimenisonals
  • Cut a heart from Pink Pirouette card stock with the Hearts a Flutter framelits and adhere to card
  • Cut the chevron pieces from Whisper White card stock using the die cut from the Circle Thinlits then adhere to card
  • Add a Whisper White candy dot to heart
Pretty simple! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Just Sayin'; Paper- Whisper White, Pink Pirouette; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- Essentials paper piercing pack, Circle Thinlits dies, Hearts a Flutter framelits, Word Bubbles framelits, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Color Throwdown 278

Good morning, Friends! I hope that you all had a fabulous start to your week! We got a lot of rain yesterday but today looks to be clear and sunny. I love how the rain washed away the inversion and made the air clean! And the mountains got lots of snow! I had my stamp club last night and it was so great to see the ladies once again! Always so much fun! I also did a mountain of laundry yesterday! So today I think I will do some stamping and maybe catch some Olympics! What is your favorite Olympic sport to watch? I do love to watch them all! Including Curling. What an interesting sport!! I think I even am getting the hang of it!

Today's card was one that I did with my club this month. I used the Color Throwdown challenge to help me put this card together. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Layer of Crumb Cake that was run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots embossing folder
  • Stamp the sentiment from Perfect Pennants onto Whisper White with Real Red ink and then cut out using the Banners framelits then adhere to embossed panel
  • Tie a piece of Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon around panel and adhere to card base with dimensionals
  • Stamp flower image from Flower Shop onto Pink Pirouette card stock with Real Red ink and punch out using the Pansy punch
  • Stamp small flower image from Petite Petals onto Pink Pirouette card stock with Real Red ink and punch out using the Petite Petals punch and adhere to larger flower
  • Cut the leafy stem from Pistachio Pudding card stock with the Little Leaves sizzlet and adhere to back of flower then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add a rhinestone to flower center
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants, Flower Shop, Petite Petals; Paper- Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White; Ink- Real Red; Accessories- Pink Pirouette taffeta ribbon, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Little Leaves sizzlet, rhinestone, dimensionals

Monday, February 10, 2014

Retro Fox

Good morning, Friends! I can't believe that Monday is here all over again! Time for a new week! I am hoping to get over my head cold this week! Ugh! I went to bed early last night after taking some night time stuff to help me sleep. And I think I slept pretty well. Now to get the day going! It is raining pretty hard right now so it will be a good day to get some stamping done!! I have stamp club tonight so that will be fun!! Always love to get together with the ladies!

Today's card was inspired by one I had pinned. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Baked Brown Sugar
  • Take a piece of Whisper White and round the two top corners
  • Take a piece of the Retro Fresh designer paper and round the top right corner then adhere to Whisper White panel
  • Take a strip of Coastal Cabana and punch the edge with the scallop edge border punch then adhere to the back of the panel
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Flag the end of a strip of Retro Fresh designer paper and adhere to card
  • Punch a circle from Baked Brown Sugar with the 1 3/8" circle punch and a circle from So Saffron with the 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Adhere circles together and then adhere them to the card with dimensionals
  • Stampe the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Baked Brown Sugar onto a strip of Very Vanilla and flag the end then adhere to card
  • Stamp the fox from Life in the Forest in black StazOn onto Very Vanilla
  • Color the fox with a Tangerine Tango marker and cut out then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two Tangerine Tango candy dots to card
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Life in the Forest, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper- Very Vanilla, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Retro Fresh designer paper; Ink- black StazOn, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar; Accessories- scallop edge border punch, corner rounder, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Brights candy dots, dimensionals

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CAS(E) This 63

Good morning, Friends! Well it seems like the weekend has flown by! I'm so glad that I will get to spend the majority of my day today stitching with friends! Becky and I will have breakfast and then it's off to Black Sheep! So relaxing! Hopefully I will even start to feel this head cold go away!! Ugh! It has been fun watching the Olympics, too! And the weather report is reporting rain and warmer temperatures for us this week! I think that's the best news of all! Rain will definitely feel like spring is on it's way! 

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at CAS(E) This. A super easy sketch and very versatile! One that is open to a lot of creative possibilities! Will have to use this one again! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Blushing Bride
  • Stamp the image from You're Lovely in Blushing Bride onto the card base
  • Stamp the frame image onto a piece of Naturals White using black StazOn then cut out using the Deco Labels framelits
  • Stamp the sentiment from same set in the frame using black StazOn
  • Color image using Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding and Soft Sky inks and a blender pen
  • Stamp the image again onto Naturals White and color just the flowers using Bushing Bride ink and a blender pen
  • Cut out the flowers and adhere them to the original stamped piece with dimensionals
  • Adhere framed piece to card with dimensionals
  • Add pearls to flower centers and stamped image on card base
Super simple!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- You're Lovely; Paper- Blushing Bride, Naturals White; Ink- black StazOn, Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky; Accessories- Deco Labels framelits, blender pen, pearls, dimensionals

Saturday, February 8, 2014

CCMC Spring 14-03

Good morning! It's an early morning for us as Nick has a basketball game. He actually has two but the second one isn't until later. So up and at 'em!! It's time for a Saturday challenge from the Create with Connie and Mary team! They do a Saturday challenge during their special collections and this is the end of week 3 of the Spring Collection! Wow! Only one more week to go! Anyway, this week they have offered this fabulous sketch! Take a look!


A great time to use those Banners framelits! Here's my card...


Using the Banners framelits made this card easy to put together! Here are the details:
  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Run a piece of Pool Party through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder then adhere to a piece of Basic Black card stock
  • Wrap a piece of Pool Party twine from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack around the panel three times
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Use the banners framelits to cut banners from Basic Black and Sweet Sorbet designer paper and adhere to card
  • Stamp the greeting from Perfect Pennants in black StazOn onto Whisper White and cut out using the Banners framelits
  • Adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a cork flower from the Sweet Sorbet accessory pack to card (note: I used dimensionals to adhere the flower)
  • Add a Basic Black candy dot to flower center
Be sure to visit the Create with Connie and Mary site to see what the other designers did with this fabulous sketch! And don't panic if you haven't signed up for the Spring Collection. You still can and enjoy ALL the fabulous projects that have been shared from the beginning! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!


Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Whisper White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Sweet Sorbet designer paper; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, Banners framelits, Sweet Sorbet accessory pack, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Friday, February 7, 2014

You & Me Coastal

Good morning, Friends! Better late than never, right? My boys let me sleep in this morning. I am fighting the start of a head cold. Ugh! I have been taking this herbal medicine for sinuses called Kick Ass. Well, it smells and tastes like something that could… well, let's just say it's AWFUL!! We had heard that it's worked for a few people so we decided to try it too. I don't really know if it has helped me. And because I was having trouble sleeping through the night due to a stuffy nose, my husband told me to take some Alka-Seltzer. So I did and they let me sleep as long as I could. Now I just feel like I have a hangover. Got my coffee and some breakfast. Hopefully that will help. I also had a headache. Really hoping that all goes away for a great day!! But it won't be that great as my friend Sherry won't be coming for a visit. Bummer!! The mountains are supposed to be getting a LOT of snow this weekend and we want her to be safe. So we are planning another weekend. Stinking snow!! Why can't it snow her in on "this"side of the divide!! Love ya Sherry!!

Today's card was made for a swap I was in last month. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Whisper White
  • Round all four corners of a piece of Coastal Cabana
  • Adhere a piece of Fresh Prints designer paper to the Coastal Cabana piece
  • Tie a piece of Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon around this and adhere to card base
  • Use the 2 1/2" circle punch to punch a circle from Real Red and from the Fresh Prints designer paper
  • Cut the designer paper circle in half and adhere one half to the Real Red circle
  • Use the Essentials paper piercer pack to pierce a half circle in the Real Red part
  • Stamp image from Perfect Pennants onto Whisper White using Real Red and Crumb Cake markers then punch out using the 1 3/4" circle punch
  • Adhere stamped image circle to other circle and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp heart onto Whisper White using Coastal Cabana and cut out
  • Adhere heart to a strip of Crumb Cake with both ends flagged then adhere to card
  • Color a rhinestone with a red sharpie and adhere to heart
  • Add three rhinestones to upper left side of card
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real, Red, Crumb Cake, Fresh Prints designer paper; Ink- Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana; Accessories- 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, corner rounder, Essentials paper piercing pack, Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, rhinestones, dimensionals

Thursday, February 6, 2014

CCMC 289

Good morning, Friends! Wow! It's Thursday again! And another great challenge has been posted at Create with Connie and Mary! This week it's a sketch challenge! Take a look!


And my card...


I kept it simple and used the colors from the Sweet Sorbet designer paper pack. Here are my card details…

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Layer of Sahara Sand was run through the Big Shot using the Decorative Dots embossing folder and then adhered to the card base
  • Adhere a thin strip of Basic Black card stock
  • Stamp the greeting from Perfect Pennants in black StazOn onto Whisper White and then adhere panel to a piece of Basic Black
  • Adhere panel to card with dimensionals
  • Flag the bottom of a strip of Pool Party and create a point from a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe then adhere to card
  • Stamp flower image from Petite Petals in black StazOn onto a piece of Summer Starfruit and punch out with the Petite Petals punch
  • Adhere flower to card with dimensionals
  • Add a Whisper White candy dot to flower center
Super simple!! Find more inspiration at the Create with Connie and Mary website! Such talented designers!! Also don't forget about the Create With Connie and Mary Spring Collection! We are halfway through the Collection! It's not too late to sign up and see ALL the gorgeous projects from the designers and download all the tutorials! If you need some ideas for classes or fun projects to give as gifts this is where you will find the BEST!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!!



Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants, Petite Petals; Paper- Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- Decorative Dots embossing folder, Petite Petals punch, Neutrals candy dots, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DS 136 and Fab Friday 34

Good morning, Friends! It's good to know that the weekend is getting closer! It snowed a good part of the day yesterday and it's supposed to continue through Friday! At least it seems to be melting and not accumulating. But it is pretty cold this morning. I do hope my friend Sherry will be able to drive over the mountains on Friday!

Today's card was created for two challenges - Deconstructed Sketch and Fab Friday. It was easy to use the Fab Friday colors because of the Fresh Prints designer paper! Love these colors and paper! Here are the details:

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Adhere a piece of Fresh Prints designer paper onto card
  • Run a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock through the Big Shot using the Argyle embossing folder then adhere to card
  • Stamp greeting from Perfect Pennants using Coastal Cabana and Real Red markers onto Whisper White
  • Adhere stamped panel to a piece of Real Red card stock and then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the lines image from Perfect Pennants in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White, cut out and adhere to card
  • Stamp heart image in Real Red onto Whisper White, cut out and adhere to card
  • Add a rhinestone to the heart
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Perfect Pennants; Paper- Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints designer paper; Ink- Coastal Cabana, Real Red, Crumb Cake; Accessories- Argyle embossing folder, rhinestone, dimensionals

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mojo 331

Good morning, Friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! It snowed here all day yesterday but nothing really stuck to the ground so the streets were just wet all day. It's supposed to continue today but we will see. We need the moisture so I'm glad when it doesn't stick around too long - lol! I'm making progress on my project and hope to have them done in the next few days!! It's great when I can stamp a few cards and then work on my project while watching it snow. Glad I can be by the fire!!

Today's card was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday. Was going for a different look. Seems like most of my cards have been a lot of white on white! I am glad that I just got more white card stock!! This one is vanilla. But I do have a lot more white cards - lol!! 

  • Card base is Very Vanilla
  • Adhere a piece of Gumball Green to card base
  • Adhere a strip of Basic Gray to card
  • Use the Banners framelits to cut a banner from Epic Day designer paper and adhere to card
  • Round the top right corner of a piece of Calypso Coral and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp greeting from Six-Sided Sampler in Basic Gray onto Very Vanilla and adhere to card
  • Stamp the three hexagons from Six-Sided Sampler in  Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party onto Very Vanilla and punch out using the hexagon punch then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Add two rhinestones (I would have put mini brads but I was too late so rhinestones it was)
There you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Six-Sided Sampler; Paper- Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Epic Day designer paper; Ink- Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pool Party; Accessories- Banners framelits, hexagon punch, corner rounder, rhinestones, dimensionals

Monday, February 3, 2014

Love Ya Bubble

Good morning, Friends! Well the Super Bowl definitely did NOT go the way I had expected! Yikes!! Sure wish it had been a lot closer and more of a game. But it's all over and the Manning jersey is packed away for next year. Love that guy!! This week is supposed to be colder and snowy. Hmmm… But this weekend my friend Sherry is coming for a visit and that will make everything better!! Guess I had get my stuff done before she gets here! 

Today's card started out from a sketch (I think). Anyway, it ended up completely different! I was trying to use my fringe scissors in different ways. Here are the details:

  • Card base is Sahara Sand
  • Layer of Sweet Sorbet designer paper that was fringed with the fringe scissors on both ends then adhere to card
  • Use the banner punch to punch a banner from Crisp Cantaloupe and a banner from Pool Party then adhere to the back of a piece of Basic Black card stock then adhere panel to card
  • Pierce a heart onto a piece of Sahara Sand using the Occasions paper piercing pack and adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the greeting from Just Sayin' in black StazOn onto a piece of Whisper White and cut out using the Word Bubbles framelits
  • Adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Adhere a large rhinestone to card
Pretty simple! And I am having fun with those fringe scissors! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Just Sayin'; Paper- Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sweet Sorbet designer paper; Ink- black StazOn; Accessories- Occasions paper piercing pack, banner punch, Word Bubble framelits, large rhinestone, fringe scissors, dimensionals

Sunday, February 2, 2014

SSSC 204

Good morning Friends!! I hope you have had a fabulous weekend thus far! It's a BIG day around here!! We are all sporting our Bronco gear to cheer our team on to a victory in today's Super Bowl!! Woohoo!! I am drinking coffee from my Bronco mug and am wearing my brand new Manning jersey that my son and husband got me yesterday!! I LOVE it!!! And I am so excited!! Go Broncos!!

So today's card was inspired by the sketch at The Sweetest Thing. Not sure how I feel about the end result but I do love putting the animals with the word bubbles! Too fun and too cute! Here are the details…

  • Card base is Crumb Cake
  • Adhere three strips of Fresh Prints designer paper to card base
  • Flag one end of a strip of Crumb Cake
  • Stamp the fox image from Life in the Forest onto the Crumb Cake strip using black StazOn then color him with a Crumb Cake marker
  • Sponge edges of stamped strip with Crumb Cake ink
  • Use the fringe scissors to fringe a strip of Coastal Cabana card stock and adhere to back of stamped strip then adhere to card with dimensionals
  • Stamp the sentiment from Just Sayin' in black StazOn onto a piece of Whisper White and cut out using the Word Bubble framelits
  • Stamp the little heart into the word bubble using Real Read ink then adhere word bubble to card with dimensionals
So I just realized that I had meant to add two Real Red candy dots to the lower left part of the card. Ugh! But there you have it! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Life in the Forest, Just Sayin'; Paper- Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Fresh Prints designer paper; Ink- black StazOn, Crumb Cake, Real Red; Accessories- Word Bubbles framelits, fringe scissors, sponge, dimensionals