Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy New Year

Here are two cards; one done in white and one done in white with the embossing highlighted with Dazzling Details Silver Sparkle.

The image is heat embossed in silver.

Happy New Year.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Watercolor Wishes


 Here is a post demonstrating the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wishes Stamp Set.

Thursday, July 9, 2015


07-09 PPA259

Color Challenge this week. Click here to see all the creativity!

All I can say is, Silver Foil is hard to photograph!

I stamped the image with Stazon black on both Whisper White and Silver Foil.

I fussy cut the silver foil vases and glued them on top of the stamped image.

The flowers are "painted" with the Aqua Painter.  

The stars were stamped with the Confetti Stars Border Punch and the Itty Bitty Accents Punch.

The tie is Silver Metallic Thread. All products Stampin' Up!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PPA Sketch Challenge

Follow the link to Pals Paper Arts for this week's challenge:

I used Soft Sky as the card base with a vellum layer.
Using the By the Tide stamp set, the sea plant is stamped directly on the vellum with Pear Pizzazz, and the shell is stamped on Naturals White with Smokey Slate and fussy cut.

The driftwood was stamped with the  Hardwood stamp with Sahara Sand on Sahara Sand and then fussy cut into a driftwood shape.

The sentiment is from Another Thank You, punched with the Large Oval punch and slipped under the vellum.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


This week The Paper Players have a theme challenge: 
Clean and Simple: Summer Treats.
Follow the link to play.

This is made with a Stampin' Up! stamp set called A Little Love (2004)

I stamped the flip-flops in SU Watermelon Wonder.
The DSP is from the Cherry on Top paper stack

I liked it so much I made it twice; one is Whisper White and the other is Pool Party.  What better color for a summer theme?  I hope you all are having some time this summer to kick off those flip-flops and relax!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Floral Wings

Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge this week.  
Follow the link to play.


I used the vase and flowers from the new hostess set, Floral Wings.
The brushstroke is from Work of Art.  The DSP is from the new Neutrals Paper Stack.  I popped the vase up on a dimensional and added pearls in the flowers.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Masculine Card

Here is a card for The Paper Players theme challenge

I used Stampin' Up!'s Guy Greetings and did a little bit of fussy cutting on the hats.   The inside reads "Happy Father's Day"  of course!

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cupcake Post-It Note Holder

The new catalog is live and here is a Post-It Note Holder I made with new product:

You will need 2 pieces of Watermelon Wonder card stock:
1 cut to 8 1/2 " X 3 1/4 " and 1 cut to 3 1/4" X 4"

DSP of your choice: 2 pieces both cut to 3" X 3 3/4"

Here is a video showing the assembly details


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Saying Goodby to Strawberry Slush

There is a color challenge at Pals Paper Arts this week.  Here are the colors:

As you can see, one of the colors is the newly retired Strawberry Slush.  I thought I would try to use it for this challenge as it was one of my favorite SU colors.

I used the new Hostess Set called Best Thoughts.  I used watercolor paper and an aqua painter. The images were stamped in Stazon.  The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts and is stamped in Soft Suede.

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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tip Top Taupe

Tip Top Taupe.  Is that not the best name for a color?  On June 2, 2015, Stampin' Up! is introducing five new in-colors and this is one of them.

Here is a card for The Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge using Tip Top Taupe ink and paper.  Follow the link to check it out.  Here is the sketch:


Here is my card:

The stamp sets are Stampin' Up!'s World Map and Guy Greetings.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Thanks Sew Much

This is a card submission for The Paper Players sketch challenge.

The stamp set is Stitches from Mama Elephant.

Ink is Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss

DSP is SU Park Lane

I have been doing more stitching than stamping lately, hence this card. I really miss the paper and ink but it is so hard to do it all!  Someday, when I retire...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

It is All About the Paper

I got my Stampin' Up new catalog pre-order in this week.  I received the new 6" X 6" designer series paper called Cherry On Top.  Excellent!

I used the new paper with one of the new in-colors for this card to submit to the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week.  Follow the link to see all the beautiful creations.

The middle butterfly is the new Delightful Dijon.  I stamped then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

This paper stack is a pack of fun.  I trimmed the DSP to include two banners on top and one under the butterflies.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Craft Space Rearranged

Hello, again.  Its been a long time since I have posted.  I have had a few bumps in the road lately, but I am starting to get back on track.  I don't have a card to post today, but I am posting a video of my updated craft room.

In addition to stamping, I plan to post sewing projects too.

I am learning to quilt and to machine embroider, so as I learn a few things I may post a few projects.

So for today, here is an update on my craft space.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Paper Players

Hello All

I am having a slow start to 2015.  Only my second post this year...I got the flu on January 2nd so its been slow going since then.

I saw this clean and simple "Sentiment" challenge this morning over at The Paper Players and thought I was up for the challenge.

Even though I have some new product from the new SU catalog, I hate to lose sight of the annual catalog.  So I used the "From My Heart" stamp set.  I think it works well at the beginning of a new year.

Also, I am using up "left-overs"  from the Holiday catalog; the paper is from the "Under the Tree" collection.  The sentiment is stamped with Whisper White craft ink, then heat embossed.

I combined some white Baker's Twine with some Linen Thread for the bow.  Easy-Peasy and Quick!

Follow the link to play along!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy 2015!

What better way to start the new year than playing along at Pals Paper Arts.

Try your hand at a color challenge:

The card stock is Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder.  The butterfly is foil paper die cut with the new Butterflies Thinlits (coming on January 6th!).  The new stamp set is called Butterfly Basics.

Inks:  Night of Navy, Wisteria Wonder and Encore! Silver.

Email me if you have any questions.