I don’t know about you but sometimes I don’t tell my friends how grateful I am to have them in my life. I think sometimes we just assume that they realize that we are grateful for them but why not take the time and let them know every once in a while. For this card, I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketch 281 to come up with my design.

I started out by finding a background piece of DSP paper and then added to it. I’ve used the Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series paper for both of my backgrounds. (behind my sentiment and the actual background) I then decided to use 3 of the colors in the paper for my banners. I’ve used Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and black. I added a little bling by adding 3 rhinestones to the banner.



Using the Negative for HLS Challenge

I received an email about the Happy Little Stampers Die Cuts Challenge this month and when I viewed all of the showcase Designers this idea just popped in my head to use a die that I bought from mftstamps. It’s called Christmas Tree cutout. I’ve been trying to figure out different ways to use this die and when I saw how Ingrid had showcased using the negative it gave me this idea.


To make this card, I first trimmed my top layer to size (3.75 X 5). I then ran the die thru the big shot to cut out my image. Once this was completed I cut a second piece for the background. On the second piece, I used the Stampin UP!  Watercolor Wash Background stamp. In order to give it the variation of color that I was looking for, I used Ranger Distress inks to ink up the stamp. I used the mini stamps in multiple spots adding a bit of different greens to the mix. Once I added all of the different shades of green, , I then used a brown for the base of the tree and stamped on my piece of paper. I then let it dry and adhered the two pieces together. Once they were adhered, I cut my background piece of black (4 X 5.25) and adhered it to my green base. I decided to use the sentiment from the Stampin Up! Stamp Set Wondrous Wreath. I stamped it in Real Red. I added dimensionals behind the sentiment and the white card base so it would pop out. I then added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the card to give it more of the Christmas feel. Hope you enjoy your week! Let me know what you think about the card and join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers!



Fresh Flowers for Creative Grove Sketch Challenge 9

Just wanted to pop in and share a card that I made to participate in the Creative Grove VIP Community Sketch Challenge. For this challenge I decided to go with Pink, Black and White as my colors. I first started off by stamping my image Love is Kindness. I then used my Stampin’ Markers to color in the image. I wanted to add dimension to this stamp so I stamped it again on another sheet of whisper white and colored it in. I then added stampin’ dimensionals to the back to give it a raised 3-D look. Once I had this completed I then placed my embossed black piece and then added the whisper white image on top. This card is just a clean simple card with a little dimension. Easy to create!


For this project, I used the following products:

Stampin’ Up! Love is Kindness Wooden Stamp

SU- Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black Card Stock, Melon Mambo Card Stock


Memento Black Ink

Creative Grove Watercolor Hearts Challenge

Well I’ve been in the Valentine’s mood this weekend. Seeing all of the beautiful reds and pinks in the store and then seeing all of the wonderful projects others have come up with. I’m a VIP member of The Creative Grove and one of the challenges they have is to use watercolor and hearts. I decided that I wanted to participate and no better way than to break out and use something that I haven’t used in my craft room. I received some wonderful new products for Christmas and one of them was the stencil that created this background.

To make this card, I did the following:

1. Cut a piece of whisper white card stock for the background

2. Watercolored on a piece of watercolor paper with Stampin Up! Strawberry Slush and Perfect Plum inks

3. Once dried I used my Stampin’ Up! Big shot to cut out the Hearts and the sentiment Love with my dies.

4. I then used my Tombow Multi-Glue to glue the Large heart and sentiment. I decided to used the Stampin’ Up! dimensionals on the small heart to make it have the dimension that it needed.

5. I then glued the Pretty posh sequins.

6. I layered my background on top of Perfect plum and then adhered it to the card base (strawberry slush)

Can’t wait to send this next week to one of my friends. Be sure to make your Valentines and feel free to case mine!

Just a Little Love

Valentines Day is quickly approaching and I thought what a better time than now to start making some Valentines’ Cards to send out to friends and family. For this card, I started out with my Heart Stencil from Stampin’ Up! I sponged with Real Red on Whisper White Card Stock. I then used my Love thinlit and cut out the words. I then decided, why not add some larger hearts so I punched 2 hearts out with my heart punch. I wanted some texture so I then ran it thru the big shot using my Heart Embossing Folder. I used Black to border around my Whisper White.  Added a few sequins and this is the outcome.


I entered this card in the following Challenge:

Card Concept

CAS Christmas Card

I know it’s only July but I think it’s time to start thinking of producing some Christmas cards. I love to send out various cards, in fact last year no two cards were alike and I sent out to about 50 family and friends. So it’s probably pass time (I should have started in January to get one a week done) I stumbled across a new website (new to me) called Merry Monday Christmas Challenge and thought why not start participating and getting some of my cards done in the process.

For this weeks challenge it was to make a Clean and Simple Green and White card. Here’s the card that I came up with. 

Merrymonday 116

For this card, I used the following supplies:

Garden Green and Whisper White cardstock

Garden Green Ink Pad

Stampin’ UP! Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and framelits

Sassy Salutations stamp set

Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Garden Green ribbon

Have a Lovely Day FMS 143

I’ve just want to wish everyone a Lovely Day and participate in the Freshly Made Sketch 143 this week. For this sketch, I decided to use one of my new Pure Innocence stamp sets from My Favorite Things and used the stitched circle framelit. I also used a grunge stamp from one of my Paper Pumpkin stamp sets that I received in a kit. For the background I went with Stampin’ UP! Moonlight DSP paper, daffodil delight and added blue lagoon to top it off. I hope everyone has a Wonderful 4th of July.


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