Friday, May 17, 2019

Color Me Thankful

I loved the color combination in this weeks challenge here The Paper Players challenge #441.  So this is what I  made to enter:

I used Stampin' Up's Bloom by Bloom to make this card. I used the coordinating punch for the flower centers and added sequins and a seed bead to the middles.  The sentiment is from the Everything is Rosy stamp set (I love so much).

This was a fun challenge to participate in. 

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you received some inspiration to create something of your own.


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Life is better with furry friends

I have two dogs and a cat. The cat, being the youngest, loves her furry pals.  The dogs, both being older only tolerate her because they have no choice!  We are convinced that the cat thinks she is just one of the dogs.  When someone rings the door bell and the dogs run barking, she is right there with them adding her "meows" to the cacophony.

These cards were made with stamp sets from Stampin' Up that celebrate our fur babies.  The cat set is called Nine Lives and has a coordinating Cat punch.  The dog set is called Happy Tails and has a coordinating Dog Builder punch.  Both sets include several options for markings on the pets so that you can customize them. The punches are a great option for crafters that don't have a Big Shot or other die cutting machine.

I am entering this card in this challenge The Paper Players Theme challenge #440.

Because sometimes a fur baby can be a best friend.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to make something of your own today.


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Geared Up Garage

I fell in love with Stampin'Up's Geared Up Garage as soon as I saw it in the Occasions catalog.

The men in my family, from the oldest to the youngest, are "gearheads."  They love cars, so I was happy to have it stamp set that celebrated them.

The first card I made was for my son's birthday.

I used the Garage Gears Thinlits to cut the gears out of the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper. The background paper is part of the same paper.  The sentiment is from the Geared Up Garage stamp set.

The second card I made is for my Grandson's 5th birthday.
I used the Bermuda Bay dark Stampin' Blend on the car.  I used Crushed Curry and Basic gray on the car and sentiment layers.  The first layer is part of the paper with tire tracks.  The card base is black.
On the inside of the card I used the oil spill stamp and the "Happy Birthday" is from Stampin' Up Southern Serenade set.

I'm sure this is one set that will get a lot of use!

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Humming Along

I just received the Stampin' Up Humming Along bundle and I can't put it down.  I just love larger images like these heat embossed.  These have the perfect amount of detail to make them gorgeous.
As soon as I received the bundle I knew they would be my cards for Stars this month.

I embossed the flower with gold right on the card base then colored with my Stampin' Blends in Poppy Parade and Mossy Meadow.  I also embossed the greeting directly on the card base.
I did the hummingbird separately coloring him with Light Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Light Shaded Spruce then cut him out with the coordinating die. Then I gave him  little boost with some dimensionals.  I just love the colors and how the cards turned out.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired to create something of your own.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Rainbow Sweet

The Challenge this week was rainbow colors.  I had just received Stampin' Up's Sweetest Thing set and the How Sweet designer paper which was perfect for this challenge!

The inside sentiment is one long stamp but I covered sections as I added ink to separate the words.

As I mentioned, this card was for The Paper Players challenge

Thanks for coming by and I hope you received some inspiration.


Thursday, February 7, 2019


I had a blast making these for my Stars friends.  I had not received my order of the current Valentine's supplies from Stampin' Up, so I used what I had left from last year.

The sentiment and the cute little hedgehog are from Hedgehugs
a stamp set in the Stampin' Up current main catalog.  The box is from last year's Lots to Love box framelits set.
I put the hedgehog on an Action wobble so that he would give a happy wiggle when you pull the card out.
I also attached a piece of candy (Ghirardelli) to the back with a removable glue dot.

I decided to enter this in The Paper Players challenge.
The EPaper Player Challenge 427

I hope you love my cute Hedgehug as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you were inspired.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Beautiful Butterflies

I have been having a great time with Stampin' Up's Beautiful Butterfly Thinlits from the new Occasions catalog.  They are so easy to layer and produce gorgeous results.  And the color combinations are almost endless!

Here you have gold foil border with grapefruit grove on a melon mambo card base.

Next is a silver border with Pool Party on a Gorgeous Grape base.

This one is the Grapefruit foil (free in the current Sale-A-Bration catalog) with Grapefruit Grove on a Poppy Parade base.

How much fun am I having?  A ton.   What color combination is next?   You will have to check back and see!

Thanks for coming by and I hope you were inspired.