Friday, July 6, 2018

Wonderful Adventure!

Taking two teenage girls to Florida on a road trip is definitely an adventure!! lol.

First stop was St Augustine beach, then the Old Town, my sister's, the Springs, Destin, Pensacola beach, my parents, Anna Ruby Falls and the town of Helen in the Georgia mountains and then finally home!! Whew!! I need a vacation from the vacation!

Hoping they enjoyed all the experiences! 

This next card speaks to that adventure....and the colors of the water and beach. 
Pensacola is referred to as the Emerald Coast for a reason! :-)

Throw in a sea creature and coral and you've got a fun little card 
with this adorable set called 'Sea of Textures'...complete with the option for die cuts too!

~Happy Stamping!

Sea of Textures stamp set #146488

Under the Sea framelits #146334

Seaside embossing folder #141481

Basic Rhinestones #144220

BUNDLE Sea of Textures for a savings #148358

Friday, June 29, 2018


Waiting patiently for this adorable stamp set was NOT easy!! LoL.
I have adored 'Postcard Pals' since I laid eyes on it!
Now, I'm the proud owner of it! 
Love the images, the sayings....the overall feel of it....this one will be a definite keeper!

I know you will have fun coming up with many uses for this set.
This is my first card design with it....will definitely be making more when I have time.

I used the wonderful Stampin' Blends to color the critter in....easy peasy!

Go on.....get the set! You won't regret it!
I'd love to see what you do with it! :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Postcard Pals #146701

Tropical Escape 6x6 DSP #146916

Wood Textures 6x6 DSP #144177

Stitched Shapes Framelits #145372

Subtle embossing folder #143706

Stampin' Blends

Friday, June 22, 2018

Happy Birthday!

What a simple cute set!!
'Vertical Greetings', it is, and I love how the sentiments are vertical!
Sometimes thats exactly what you need for a card's design and this gives you some great sentiments to use for almost any occasion.

I pulled together some colors I wanted to use, and then didn't have any DSP that had the colors in it I needed, so I had to get creative!! Sometimes this forces me to try something new....and gives me something fun to share with you, if it works! :-)

So, I created my own "DSP" by pulling out my Stampin' Blend markers and just coloring wavy stripes in varying colors across the Whisper White card stock and then stamping an image over that in the black. Do you like? It was fun, bright and cheery, I thought. 
Imagine all the fun color combos you can do this in!! 
I can't wait to experiment with more!

Hope you have fun creating your own desires and thinking outside the box to create your own 'designer paper'. :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Vertical Greetings stamp set #141873

Timeless Textures stamp set #140517

Petal Burst embossing folder #141493

Wood Textures 6x6 DSP #144177

Basic Pearls #144219

Friday, June 15, 2018

Life Happens!

Absolutely.....Life Happens! Doesn't it?!

We can only take each day at a time......and drink lots of coffee!! Right? 

In all our business of the days and weeks it's important to carve out a few moments for ourselves and just re-set and re-group so we can face life and our families with a smile! 
Life is certainly what we make it, and how we respond to to lets face it with God's grace and make it a great day, no matter the trials it brings us. :-)

You know I love coffee, and I'm using this wonderful set again called 'Coffee Cafe'....but with a lot of color! I also used a few stamps from 'Bubble Over' for something different. 

The background was created by dropping drops of different color re-inkers on an acetate sheet, spritzing with alcohol and then dragging the paper through the ink....(it dries quickly with the alcohol) and then spritzing lightly with water which repels the ink and creates a 'bleached' look. :-) It's a really fun technique and each background piece will be unique.

Also, you know those clear rhinestones you have? Well, with the new Stampin' Blends alcohol markers you can permanently color them with whatever color you want to own!!
Fun, huh?!

Hope this Frappacino card makes you as hungry for one as it does me! :-)

~Happy Stamping!

Coffee Cafe #143677

Coffee Cup Framelits #143745

Bubble Over stamp set #145868

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits #145663

Acetate Window Sheets #142314

Stazon (for permanent use on acetate) #101406

Basic Rhinestones #144220

Stampin' Blends marker Dark Calypso Coral #144044

Seaside Textured embossing folder #141481

Starburst Punch #143717