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27 May, 2016

Thanks to You

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is the first I've created with the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set from Stampin' Up! It was the set I won in Prize Patrol at OnStage last month. As the name suggests, it coordinates with a kit, which I can't wait to get my hands on. Thankfully there's just a few more days until the new catalog launches!


Card: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White
Stamp sets: Designer Tin of Cards and Papillon Potpourri
Tools and embellishments: Lots of Labels Framelits, and Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
Adhesives: Tombow

Challenges...
#73 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#232-233 AAG at Word Art Wednesday
#156 AG + Sentiment at Aud Sentiments

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


25 May, 2016

Wonderous Rose Inlay

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card was inspired by the new challenge over at MHK Designs, where this is the cue...


And here's my card...


It is the first inlaid card I've tried and while time consuming, even to just do the leaves, I hope you'll agree the effect was worth it?

Card: Smoky Slate (base and outline), Whisper White, Shimmery White (die cut base) and Mossy Meadow
Ink: Memento Black
Stamp sets: Rose Wonder
Tools and embellishments: Rose Thinlits and Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
May/ June at MHK Designs
#313 AAG at Craft your passion
#177 AG at 613 Avenue Create

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


23 May, 2016

Botanicals Frame

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's project is a very special one and an example of how Stampin' Up! products aren't just for cards...


The photo is of my Gram and it was taken professionally over 70 years ago, in a studio session gifted to her by my Granddad on their engagement. I've taken my inspiration for the colors from the image, including the stunning blue of her eyes, and added some sparkle with Wink of Stella.

Perhaps unsurprisingly she was speechless when she opened the gift. While I'd not thought about it until then, I now plan on doing something similar with more of her precious photos, and I'll share those with you as they are created.

Card: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Tempting Turquoise
Tools and embellishments: Botanical Builder Thinlits and Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow

Other items used: Dollar store frame and hot glue gun.

Challenges...
#230 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground
#32 AG at Not Just Cards
#72 May Flowers at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


20 May, 2016

Painter's Palette

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

As promised, today's card is another sneak peek. This time at the new stamp set Painter's Palette. While the splatters look similar to those in Gorgeous Grunge, they are in fact one of the stamps from this set. The set is perfect to create cards for anyone who is creatively minded, and this one is for my friend Pamela who is an artist and writer.



Card: Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso and Wisteria Wonder
Stamp sets: Painter's Palette
Tools and embellishments: Layering Squares Framelits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
AG at Through the Craft Room Door
#312 AAG at Craft your passion
#230-231 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


16 May, 2016

Thankful Thoughts with Playful Backgrounds

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Today's card is another sneak peek full of items that will be available June 1st. I've teamed Thankful Thoughts with the Playful Backgrounds stamp set, and I can say that it has already become an instant favorite. The ink I've used is one of the incoming In Colors, Dapper Denim and again, it's an instant favorite with me. The dies are also new, Layering Squares.



Card: Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze and Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim
Stamp sets: Thankful Thoughts and Playful Backgrounds
Tools and embellishments: Layering Squares Framelits
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
Linky Party #16 at Crop Stop
May Linky at DL.ART
#176 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#230-231 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

I'll be back on soon with another sneak peek creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


12 May, 2016

I Can't Live Without...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

The card I'm sharing with you today is one I've created for a Facebook challenge set by Michelle Last, to use things we can't live without. Those of you who know me well will know instantly that is all things butterfly


Card: Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz and Rich Razzleberry
Stamp sets: Butterfly Basics
Tools and embellishments: Bold Butterfly Thinlits, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches, Basic Rhinestones and Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#311 AAG at Craft your passion
#175 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#230-231 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


10 May, 2016

Clear Papers with HOC Team 2

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Team 2 at House of Cards are sharing their creations with you today for our current challenge!

Clear papers...


Here's a reminder of my card...


I'd love you to take a peek at what my Team 2 teamies have got for you...


I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


09 May, 2016

Thankful Thoughts

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I've recently revamped my creative space and in doing so got some new storage for my Stampin' Up! ink pads. The unit holds 2 pads in each section and I've put them in quite randomly, in pairs I might not necessarily use together. So, you might know what's coming over the next few weeks? Yep, each project I share, with the exception of tomorrow's HOC recap, will involve a different pair of colors from this wonderful selection...


Today's card is one I created for Mother's Day yesterday and features a sneak peek of Thankful Thoughts, one of the stamp sets that will be available on June 1st when the new annual catalog is launched.


Card: Thick Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo
Stamp sets: Thankful Thoughts
Tools and embellishments: Botanical Builder Thinlits, Basic Pearls and Clear Wink of Stella
Adhesives: Tombow and Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#175 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#197 Mother's Day at Brown Sugar
#311 AAG at Craft your passion

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


06 May, 2016

Trust God Twofer

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

I've used a lot of personal favorites in today's twofer, including many that are soon to be retired by Stampin' Up!



Card: Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky
Ink: Lost Lagoon (retiring)
Stamp sets: Trust God (retiring)
Tools and embellishments: Ovals Framelits and Itty Bitty Accents punch (both retiring) and Basics Rhinestones
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots

Challenges...
#310 AAG at Craft your passion
#108 AAG at Creative Fingers
#227 AAG at Pixie's Snippets Playground

While I'll miss the retiring items, having already got my hands on some of the AMAZING goodies coming in the new catalog next month, I can assure you I've already got a LOT of new favorites! And I can't wait to show you!

Whatever you're doing this weekend, have a great one. I'll be back on Monday with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


02 May, 2016

Baby Wipe Technique Z Fold

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

Yep, today I'm sharing another baby wipe technique card. This one allowed me to do a little more teaching, by showing Julia how to create a partial die cut Z fold card...


Card: Pacific Point and Thick Whisper White, Brights Background DSP (Bermuda Bay used)
Ink: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive reinkers
Stamp sets: Feel Goods and Papillon Potpourri
Tools and embellishments: Circles Framelits, Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches
Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals

Challenges...
#310 AAG at Craft your passion
#69 AG at Crafty Gals Corner
#228-229 AAG at Word Art Wednesday

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.


01 May, 2016

Clear Papers for House of Cards

Hi everyone,

Thanks for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have you here and I truly appreciate each of you more than you know!

It's the 1st of the month and that means it's time for a new challenge at House of Cards...



Card: Old Olive (base and overlay) and Botanicals Vellum Stack (SAB now retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers (all from Brights pack)
Tools and Embellishments: Botanical Builder Framelits
Adhesives: Tear & Tape

Challenges...
#309 AAG at Craft your passion
#174 AG at 613 Avenue Create
#69 AG at Crafty Gals Corner

I'll be back soon with another creation, so I hope you'll join me then.