Thursday, September 1, 2016

It's HERE!!!

YES! YES! YES!! The new Holiday catalog is here and it's absolutely amazing!! You'll LOVE so many of the stamp sets and die cuts....and papers...and accessories!! :-) Whoo Hoo!! :-)

Here's a sampling of some wonderful sets and stamps!

Oh, Those Scraps!!

How many of you start cards and they just aren't flowing like you thought, or you have leftover pieces or scraps that you can't throw away so you toss them in a box for later on? :-)  I do! LoL!

Well, here's a challenge for you! :-) Dig out that box of scraps and stamped images and make a card out of the odds and ends you haven't used! I FORCED myself to do it the other day and it was quite the challenge for me! And now, I have a few less odds and ends! :-) Yeah!!

Here's what I came up with. Now, have fun with your challenge! :-)
I'd love to see what you come up with! Send in pictures of your scrap challenge, and I'll post them on my blog as more inspiration for others! :-) Get your pictures to me by September 10th and I'll do a special post that following week to showcase them! You can find my e-mail address at this link:  Don't forget to include your name, and if you have a blog, your address as well, so I can share who created each card!
Thank you for being willing to share your ideas with others!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


There's some beautiful countryside around Charlottesville, full of vineyards....if you've not made the trip, it's a great one to plan! Lots of wineries! :-) It is a beautiful and fun way to spend a day or a weekend!

This stamp set, called 'Tuscan Vineyard' reminds me of the area. It's a wonderful set! You'll enjoy the many options it offers.

I've made the following card using a single color for the stamped image and then again with multiple colors using Stamp'in Write markers. As you can see, it creates two very different looks.....and one way is much less labor intensive than the other!  :-)

Hope you get to the wineries soon! :-) In the meantime.....stamp to your hearts content!

          Tuscan Vineyard #141902


Banner Framelits #132173


Woodgrain Folder #127821

Neutrals Cardstock #131191

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Beary Love!

I've stamped this bear in many different colors trying to find a different color combination I like....and so decided to try it in white.

I started with Crumb Cake as my base and used Whisper White first, then used grays as the next two layers.  It's not my favorite, but it's certainly different, so decided to build a card around it, going for a brighter color to pop it a little.

Hope this inspires you to play with your ink colors and find your favorite combinations!


                      Baby Bear stamp set  #141859

               Weather Together set #142319
        I used the little heart die cuts out of this set! 

                  Flourish Thinlits Die #141478
            I used the border die cut out of this set!

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

You = Fabulous!

Yellow roses.....are gorgeous!! Wish I could do them justice with markers and this wonderful stamp set, but you get the idea, right? 😊

This card uses some great elements....just throw together a little of this, a little of that....die cut this....pull out some retired ribbon, poke some holes and use your handy dandy gel pen, grab some great DSP, throw on some rhinestones....and Voila!! You made a card!! 😊

Inspired yet?! Hurry up and get to your craft supplies and have some fun!! You won't regret it! ☺️

               Birthday Blooms stamp set  #140658

               Affectionately Yours DSP #141632

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016


For those of us married folk....we know very well how marriage is a journey! It's two imperfect people forging this journey of life together! If we focus on the imperfections in each other, we won't get very far.....but if we focus instead on the internal beauty of each other and how we can make each other's life's going to be an amazing journey!!

I made this card as a Bridal Shower card for a family member getting married in August! She's just graduated Nursing school and has her whole life ahead of her. She's blessed to have found the man she wants to spend that life with. Wishing her all the joy that marriage can bring the two of them!

This card design was based on her wedding invite would be fun to do in any color combination a bride chooses! I added some pearls and some subtle glitter (not easily seen in the picture) and had a blast using the new Flourish die cuts!! Don't you want them now?! 😊

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Umbrellas, rain drops, little hearts, clouds and great sentiments!! What more can you want with a stamp set?! 😊

"Weather Together" is an adorable photopolymer stamp set! I've just begun using it....and Love that it has a matching die set with it!! You'll love it too!!

Hope you find creating with this set as fun as I did! Can't wait to come up with some more ideas for you in the future.

             Weather Together stamp set #141543

Or Bundle for savings!! Stamp set and coordinating die cuts together: #142319

             Thankful Thoughts stamp set #141522

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Love, LoVE, LOVE the new Flourish everything!!! The stamp set, die cuts and DSP are GORGEOUS!!
Are you as excited about them as I?! 😊

This card I knew was going to need a pop of color with the new Floral Boutique DSP! The navy and white patterns are so fun to play with, and after a little thought I decided on red as my color to contrast with the Night of Navy. (Pink was an option I considered, as was yellow, but settled on bold). 😊

The Birthday Blooms flower is a new acquisition for me! I'm so glad it stayed in the catalog for 2016!! I was excited to use it with this Designer paper!

The flower was colored in using SU markers in the following colors:
Real Red, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive and a favorite of mine, but recently retired, Mossy Meadow.

               Birthday Blooms stamp set #140658

                 Floral Phrases stamp set #141767

                   Flourish Thinlits dies #141478

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