Sunday, January 31, 2016

By the Tide

Another catalog case. I don't have the corrugated card board paper so I made my own using ye old crimper. I really like everything in this set except the fish. It does not look like a sea fish to me. But, alas I use him anyway.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Thank You

This is little 4x4 card that would do best being hand delivered due to all the layering. I love layering don't you? I cased this one from the catalog using the supplies that I had on hand. This is also another card for the CPC challenge in January.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


This is a great masculine card. I love the Open Sea stamp set. It has great images in it. I used some washi tape on the bottom of my card. I love these little wooden words. They are great and not too bulky to mail.

Monday, January 25, 2016

All Boxed Up

Well, I am a bit late posting this card as this stamp was in the last mini catalog. Oh well, I am showing it anyway because you can always make it with a different sentiment. I used Cucumber Crush, Whisper White and Watermelon Wonder. The flowers are from Flower Shop and Petite Petals.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

You've Got This

I started with the Blushing Bride card stock and layered with the Whisper White. I kept it simple and water colored my images for the flower. I added the beautiful dragonfly from the Awesomely Artisitic set. Easy Peasy!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


I cased this card from the catalog because I think it is fun and it would make a great graduation type card for anyone. It features the Bravo stamp set and the flag punch that was recently on sale. I used the notecards for this one. They make a nice size for simple cards. The ink is Bermuda Bay.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Going Global

What a great stamp set this one is. I can see me using it over and over for all those masculine cards you need. It has the wonderful embossing folder and a stack of DSP to go with it also! I am thinking that you will definitely want to add this one to your collection. This card is monochromatic and I am thinking of using it for my hubby. We have Valentines Day, our anniversary and his birthday all coming up by the end of March. One down, 2 to go.

Oh, and this one also fit the CPC challenge...

Monday, January 18, 2016

the paper players 278

It is time to again play with the paper players. They have weekly challenges and it helps me to keep the juices flowing to play along with lots of challenges. So, this week it is a CAS Valentine. Here is the link and picture for the week.

Now, here is my card for this challenge. I am loving this Going Global stamp set.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Suite Sayings

This is a quick little 3 x 3 card that I made for a color challenge. I never posted it there but I am sharing it here anyway. I think the blurriness is due to the reflections from the tinsel.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Botanicals For You - SAB

I cased this one right from the SAB catalog and just changed a few colors. What a quick and easy no layer card! You can get this set FREE with any $50 order during Sale-A-Bration, January 5- March 31, 2016. Click here to order.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

the paper players #277

I love these colors. I have to say that the Bold Brights have always been my favorite colors. I had to play along. I used my new FREE Honeycomb Happiness SAB set for this card. I pretty much cased one from the mini but I couldn't help is so cute! 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

A Nice Cuppa

Oooh, I got a box from Stampin' UP! on Friday. I got to open it on Saturday afternoon (after completing my chores) and play. I got a lot of new things from the latest Occasions mini catalog and with it some great new Sale-A-Bration sets. One of the sets I got was A Nice Cuppa. I also got the DSP stack to go with it and so I sat down and made a quick little card. I had seen this type of card on Splitcoast and wanted to make one for myself.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #55!


Now for my card. I kept it clean and simple for this card. Love this sketch. I used Awesomely Artistic for my card and stamped on Soft Sky. I really wanted the dragonfly to be the focal point for this card. Very pretty. I cased Mary Brown for my card making a few changes here and there. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Hooray! You Did It card


• Perfect Pairings Stamp Set 
• Sparkle & Shine Stamp Set (OC, p. 31) 
• Pool Party Cardstock 
• Whisper White Cardstock 
• Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper (OC, p. 31) 
• Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad® 
• Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad 
• VersaMark® Pad 
• Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder 
• Whisper White Baker’s Twine 
• Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (OC, p. 9) 
• Metallics Sequins Assortment
 • 1-3/4" Circle Punch 
• Handheld Stapler

1. Adhere a piece of Shine On Specialty Designer Series Paper to the Pool Party card. 

2. Stamp the scallop image in VersaMark ink on Whisper White Cardstock, cover it with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat emboss it. Cut it out using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Fold a piece of Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon in half and snip the ends in a diagonal. Staple the circle to the top of the folded ribbon using the Handheld Stapler. 

3. Stamp “Hooray” in Calypso Coral ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Cut it out and adhere it to the top of the circle. Stamp “You did it” in Bermuda Bay ink and cut it out in a pennant shape. Also adhere it to the top of the circle. Tie a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine into a bow and adhere it to the top of the circle. Adhere the entire ribbon and circle piece to the front of the card. 

4. Randomly adhere three or four individual silver sequins to the front of the card. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Catalogs are LIVE!

It is now time...I can show the new catalogs and they are fantastic and fun! Here they are, just click on the picture and they will open for your viewing pleasure!

Occasions Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Catalog

I know you will flip through them  many times as I have already done so about 100 times! They are fun and even if you don't have the exact stamp sets you can always get inspiration from all the ideas!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Sale-A-Bration Sneak a Peek!

Well, I am not supposed to show you the Sale-a-Bration catalog or the new 'Homemade from the Heart' Occasions catalog until tomorrow. So, I thought I might show you a sample from a set made with a Sale-a-Bration stamp that you can get for FREE! That's right, I said FREE! All you have to do is make a qualifying order of $50 before S&H and you can get a FREE stamp set or designer paper or accessories from the SAB (Sale-A-Bration) catalog!

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see the catalogs!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CCMC387 - Sketch Challenge


I just love a good sketch and this one is great! It is so easy and can be played so many ways. For my card I used the Sea Street stamp set and some of the great School House DSP. I love all the oceanic stamp sets and just have to order them.  I love all thing ocean! My sentiment is from the Let's Get Away stamp set featured in the Project Life products.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Last Tags

Another trio of tags. I used some DSP, some retired goodies and the cute mustache die cut from last year for this set! I have some left over so I will be getting ahead for next year!

As from the movie 'Elf,' Santa says, "We've had a very successful Christmas but now it is time to start getting ready for next year!" Yea!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Feliz Ano Novo 2016

Happy 2016, may it be a year of love, laughter and real happiness!