Saturday, April 30, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards - Sketch #58

I just went to the blog and saw that 1 more card was needed to make the cut off for a free month of tutorials and realized that the card I just cased would easily fit this sketch. So...I started with Calypso Coral and made a quick all occasion card. Thanks to Mary Brown for the case. I just got a graduation invite that this card would be perfect to use to send for a gift.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thanks, You're the Best

Again, check the current mini catalog and this card is not easy to miss. I started with the Botanical Blooms DSP and stamped over it using Mellow Moss for some accents. I used Old Olive and Basic Black for the sentiment and my 2" punch to cut it. Since I do not have any of the washi tape yet I used another piece of DSP for the stripe under the circle.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Better Get Better

Another catalog case and again I changed the sentiment. The catalog used a different sentiment and I only had the A Dozen Thoughts set from this mini so that is what I used. I think it turned out great. I love the way the sentiment tag attaches the ribbon. I stamped my greeting and then used the hole puncher to get the ribbon place. Simple!

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Retirement List is Here.

Email me to order whatever you need/want!

Happy Birthday

This is a fun little card that I cased from the current mini catalog. I love all the bright and fun colors. I changed a few things like the colors, DSP, ribbon, brads and sentiment at the bottom of the card. I used the sketch and made it my own.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Congrats card

I finally got around to using more of these little wood elements. They are fun and easy to use but be warned, they are rather fragile. You cannot play rough with them or they will break. In fact, this one was broken when I got the package but I was able to mend it with the Multi-purpose glue and by adding it to the card with glue. I wanted to make a card like in the current mini catalog but I did not have the fun set they used so I used my Gorgeous Grunge. Looks great!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

February Paper Pumpkin

One more card from this Paper Pumpkin kit. These little stickers make these cards quick and easy. Everything you need is in the kit including ink and stamps! They even send you a stamp block with your first order and you can always get more blocks if needed from me! I love this stringy sticker. It is so easy and quite the rage right now in paper crafting. Maybe it will be in the new catalog!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How about More Paper Pumpkin?

I am always a bit behind in my stamping. Lately I take a day and try to get a month's worth of posts done! I am only doing every other day now so I can play along with challenges as I get a chance. This card and the next post both come from the February Paper Pumpkin kit.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Botanical Blooms

I have not done a lot with the Botanical Blooms...I love it but it is a little fussy for me. I am so much into the fast and simple cards. This one I cased because it was so pretty and so simple. Thanks to Inkspired Treasures and Connie Babbert. I change the orientation and the colors but the rest is all her! I also changed my sentiment. So pretty!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Going Global

I do love this stamp set. It is so masculine and I think you can never have enough of those. I find it hard to always have masculine cards on hand but you always need one! I hope this one stays in the big catalog! I cased this little card and changed the colors but the layout was too perfect to change!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Project

OK, there is also plenty of supplies in each fact enough to make at least one of all the ideas they send you plus more using ideas of your own. I don't think I have ever exhausted all my kits! This is another card made using one of the fun envelopes for the card embellishment at the bottom.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

My Paper Pumpkin...March

This of so pretty birthday or any happy occasion card was made using one of the great Paper Pumpkin kits. This kit makes cards, gift card holders and has fun and pretty envelopes. I made this card exactly as the kit. Here is the video to see more about this kit. One of the great things about subscribing is that you can order extras when available! This is a fun and pretty one!

Monday, April 11, 2016

2 Sketches...1 Butterfly

I am playing about this Sunday with my stamps and just relaxing. I came up to check my email and found such a pretty color sketch from The Paper Players and a fun sketch from Create with Connie and Mary so I combined them to make one card. I love it when they come together like this.


I did what I like to do often and went to my DSP and pulled a piece from the Schoolhouse DSP and the rest went together quickly and easily. And it is a clean and simple card. I may be coming back to this sketch!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Creating Pretty Cards – Sketch Challenge #58!


Here is the sketch and I took one look at it and was immediately inspired to do this little card. It is clean and simple and so reminds me of diving. Each time I see a sea turtle it totally makes my day!

Now, it might seem odd to you...but much of the sea fans are purple! I just had to make mine like I see them in the sea. Enjoy and thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Yes, Spring is here and that means the season for moms, dads, grads and weddings is upon us. I have a few of these lovely wood embellishments and made a quick and easy card that can be used for a graduate or a wedding. No plans yet...just ready!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Just Because

I love this paper from the mini called Birthday Bouquet, it is so pretty! This is my favorite design for the 12x12's this time. Of course, I am liable to change my mind in a few more days. I am stocking up on Just Because and Thinking of You cards to be able to send to folks at church. They are always appreciated and easy to make.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Nice Cuppa

By the time we are seeing this card SAB will just be a memory. I hope you were able to order all the FREE sets your heart desired for this year. Now, just 9 months or so until the next Sale-A-Bration time!

For this card I just cased the mini catalog again. I changed the DSP I used on my card. It came together quickly and it is pretty and fun! Let's have a nice cuppa before summer sets in!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Lucky Stars Box

I followed a YouTube for a quick tutorial to make this little box. This box is tiny. It will hold a few candy kisses or maybe a few rolls of smarties or best of all cash or a check! Mine happens to be empty. Whatever you put in it I am sure it will be fun for the recipient!

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Calendar page

I have been forgetting to show you my calendar pages I made using the December Paper Pumpkin kit. It had everything to make 12 calendar pages and a stand for them. I love the Paper Pumpkin kits and they seem to be getting better and better. This month, if you sign up before the 10th you will get a special stamp with you usual kit to celebrate the 3 years of Paper Pumpkin!