I am ending my week by using this beautiful quote from Verve stamps. The colors come from last week’s Color Throwdown challenge. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to use the colors on a card before the challenge closed but I thought the colors looked beautiful together! 26 (640x526)

I stamped the leaf image in London fog, melon berry and aqua mist. Then I added the quote. I ran the card thru my linen plate and called it good. 27 (640x319)

I love the CAS nature of this card and think these colors really rock together!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend so I will see you back here on Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: Verve grace. SU! kinda eclectic. Inks: PTI melon berry and aqua mist. Memento black and London fog. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Go, See, Do...

I whipped up a fun card for a Thursday! If you are in the travel mood then this one is for you! 24 (640x531)

I stamped this cute bug and camper from the retired Stampin’ Up! let’s get away stamp set. And I thought I would use retro colors of aqua and line green! 25 (640x272)

I added the sentiment and then these cute enamel dots from SU! I love those little dots! Finally, a little ink splatter for good measure!

That’s it for today! Super CAS! Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: SU! let’s get away. Inks: PTI Hawaiian shores and green parakeet. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate. SU! enamel dots.

Happy Birdday...

It’s Wednesday and time for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge!

I needed a birthday card for a coworker and thought this sketch would be a fun one to use. I stamped the leaf in rich cocoa ink and then colored in the leaves with pear pizzazz and wild wasabi. 28 (519x640)

I die cut the cute little bird in crushed curry and then stamped the sentiment among the branches. A fun card for a nice person! 29 (640x304)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crushed curry. Inks: SU! pear pizzazz and wild wasabi. Memento black and rich cocoa. Stamps: Ippity fall for you. SU! endless birthday wishes. Other: Memory Box resting birds. PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #47 part two...

It’s the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge! It’s anything goes so be sure to play along!


I thought I would whip up a fall leaf wreath! Say that three times fast! I used the PTI twig wreath stamp set and got to work. rrcb 47 1 (547x640)

I stamped the wreath and then added a variety of branches and some leaves. I added the sentiment and then trimmed the card front down to fit on the card base. rrcb 47 2 (640x400)

Link up HERE to play along with us!

I am entering this card in the Curtain Call challenge although this isn't necessarily a fall floral!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white and kraft. Stamps: PTI twig wreath. Other: PTI linen impression plate and PTI inks.

Kindred Spirits...

Hello all! I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge today and whipped up a cute card to send off to a friend of mine.

I started by stamping a measuring tape and then adding some measuring tape washi next to it. 30 (551x640)

Next I added a “quilting” square and then stamped the sentiment half on and half off the square. Finally I ran the card through my linen impression plate. 31 (640x422)

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! very vanilla and afternoon picnic dsp. Stamps: PTI quilters’ sampler sentiment. Measuring tape stamp from stash. Inks: SU! soft suede. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate. Washi tape.

Retro Thanks...

A quick CAS card for Friday! And a one layer card for the One Layer Simplicity challenge which wanted us to go retro! olc 1 (519x640)

I busted out my brand new retro thank you stamps and set to work. I stamped a few images in retro colors and then added the sentiment. olc 2 (640x428)

I ran the card thru the linen impression plate and added a few enamel dots and rhinestones to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off until Monday so have a great weekend!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: SSS retro thanks. Inks: PTI bright buttercup, aqua mist, simply chartreuse, and summer sunrise. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate. SU! enamel dots and rhinestones.

Wine For The Birthday Girl...

It’s Thursday already and here I am wondering where the week went! For once I am early and have a birthday card done for a friend of mine who will celebrate next week. She loves wine and so I had to make a wine inspired card. birthday 1 (540x640)

I started by stamping a wine opener in calypso coral and then die cutting. I also die cut a double stitched rectangle and adhered to the card base along with a stripe of pattern paper. birthday 2 (640x315)

I popped up the wine opener and added the sentiment. I am entering this card in the Inspired By All The Little Things and Fab Friday.

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! white and calypso coral. Pattern paper from stash. Stamps: SSS wine aerobics. PTI KIS birthday. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. SSS wine aerobics. MFT double stitched rectangles. Inks: SU! calypso coral. Memento black.

September Pals Blog Hop...


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for September 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects represent our favorite year end Season. It may be Autumn, Winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas (and maybe even a combination!) We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Hello all! I am celebrating the Christmas season! I used two of my favorite Christmas stamp sets to create today’s card! Not to mention all of that gorgeous copper! sept blog hop 1 (580x640)

I started by stamping the stars from the Be Jolly By Golly stamp set in versamark and then heat embossing them in copper embossing powder. I repeated this process a second time to get a nice thick emboss. Using a sentiment and the light marks from the Star Of Night set, I stamped the sentiment and then the light marks around the most prominent star. sept blog hop 2 (640x412)

I did a bit of splattering using old olive, elegant eggplant, and crushed curry inks before cutting the card front down to accommodate the strips of copper foil and elegant eggplant cardstock on an old olive base.

I love the simplicity and elegance of this card and hopefully it inspires you to mix and match some of your Christmas stamp sets!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  8. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  14. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  17. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  18. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  19. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  24. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  25. Sue Becker at
  26. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin'
  27. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Supplies: CS: SU! white, old olive, elegant eggplant and copper foil. Stamps: SU! Star of Night and Be Jolly By Golly. Inks: SU! old olive, crushed curry, and elegant eggplant. Other: SU! copper embossing powder.

Retro Rubber Challenge #47...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! This one is an Anything Goes! So bust out your old stamps and get to work!


I started by stenciling a leaf background and then die cutting a couple of leaves out of crushed curry and cajun craze. I cut the card front down a bit and centered on the card base before adding a piece of pear pizzazz. rrcb 47 3 (556x640)

The stamped sentiment is from a Reverse Confetti set that I have had about three years. The original sentiment said “Happy Fall” but I masked off the happy and stamped the fall. I added a die cut hello and a bit of twine on the leaves and I was done! rrcb 47 4 (640x297)

I am entering this card in the following challenges: CAS(E) this Sketch (sketch), Paper Players (color) and Addicted to CAS (theme).

Be sure to play along with our Retro Rubber challenge! Link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! basic black, pear pizzazz, crushed curry, cajun craze, white and crumbcake. Stamps: RC forever fall. Inks: SU! crushed curry. Memento black. Dies/Stencils: SSS screened leaves stencil. PTI leaf silhouettes, noted and linen impression plate. SU! Woodgrain embossing folder. RC woodgrain impression plate. Other: SU! linen thread.

A Monday Thank You...

Hello Monday! Today’s card was made for Freshly Made Sketches (sketch) and The Challenge (color).

I started with a base of crumbcake and added a square of calypso coral. I die cut a circle and added a leaf and the sentiment. fms tc 1 (581x640)

I die cut a strip of pattern paper and then put everything together according to the sketch. A few enamel dots and I was done! fms tc 2 (640x419)


Thank you to the crew at CAS(E) this Sketch for selecting THIS card as an honorable mention!  I am thrilled!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake, white, and calypso coral. Pattern paper from stash. Inks: SU! crushed curry. Memento black. Dies: PTI tag sale quilted die, linen impression plate. MFT mini scallop stitched circles and squares. Stamps: SU! french foliage and endless thanks. Other: Enamel dots.