Thursday, June 22, 2017

Swan Family

Another camp card for Sydney.  I used Stampin' Up's Swan Lake stamp set.  The images are colored with alcohol markers. The stamped layer was adhered to the pretty cardstock that was die cut using a Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle die. Another die I used is from My Favorite Things' Rectangle Word Window Frames.  The set consists of three sizes of frames.  Each die cuts the center and the outer rectangles.  I cut the word window twice~~once in Pool Party and the other in white (after I stamped the sentiment).  I am sure Syd will smile when she opens this mail.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Just Lovely

Earlier this month I posted a card created with the Designer Series Paper, Whole Lot of Lovely.  I used the same paper for today's card and in keeping with the quick and easy cards I have been posting lately, today's card definitely fits in that category.  I adhered a piece of retired DSP to the black card base.  To that I adhered a piece of the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP which was mounted on a piece of craft foam.  The sentiment is from the retired Wetlands set, stamped on white cardstock and layered on black.  I spent the most time cutting out a little flower for the inside of the card! Today's card may be quick and easy, but it is very pretty!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Camp Time!

This week Sydney is off to the Cub Creek Science and Animal Camp down in Rolla, Missouri.  This will be her fourth year attending this camp and she loves it.  Here she is with Snickers (an alpaca).  Since she is there for a week, we each send her with "mail" for two of the days.  That way, she has something to open each day without getting too much mail. 

Today's card was created after seeing something similar on Pinterest.  I used distress inks for the background.  The WPlus 9 Sending Sunshine stamp set and coordinating die were used.   After stamping "sunshine" on white cardstock,  I die cut the word three times, layering them so the word stands out a bit. Before adhering the word, I stamped "hello".  I adhered the white layer on a piece of orange polka cardstock that I had left over from Amuse~~a company that shut down a couple of years ago.  A Green Galore card base and pretty sequins complete this summery card.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dad's Day

This is the card I made for John for Father's Day.  With a Smokey Slate card base, the Basic Gray cardstock layer was die cut using a die from Gina Marie Designs.  The card was a little too plain so I used my score tool to create the embossed lines around the edges.  After adding the sentiment, stamped on Smokey Slate, I added the two Candy Dots that are now retired.  I really like those dots and I wish I would have stock piled more than I did.  Have a great day! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

A Different Daisy

The other day I was looking through things in my storage area and I found some papers that I forgot about.  Among those papers, I found this pretty daisy paper.  The daisy from Stampin' Up's new daisy punch was a little too big, so I punched a daisy from a smaller punch I have had for quite some time.  I used a yellow card base, a layer of white cardstock and then the daisy paper.  You cannot see it well, but the paper is very delicate and it has a light amount of glitter on it.  I added the sentiment and once again~~a quick and simple card!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Elegant Eggplant Daisy

Another one of my quick and easy cards!  After stamping the daisy twice using Elegant Eggplant ink, I die cut and sponged the daisies lightly.  Only stamped the center on only one daisy before adhering them together since only one would show. I then used a die from My Favorite Things to cut the square in the white cardstock layer.  Once the sentiment (Sheltering Tree) was stamped, I adhered the white layer to the Elegrant Eggplant card base and adhered the daisy to the center of the square.  And there you go~~a pretty card that was quick and easy!  Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Colorful Birthday

What a fun birthday card!  After die cutting the white cardstock using Avery Elle's Wonky Stitches die, I used Stampin' Up's Little Letters framelits and a variety of cardstock scraps to create the card front.  Originally, I stamped "happy" (retired Endless Wishes set) directly on the cardstock but it ended up crooked.  So, I covered up the error completely.  The balloons were created using the balloon punch~~another favorite punch of mine.  Then adhering the pieces began.  I think the card is cute and good for just about any age. 

Changing the subject, today is Flag Day!  I think we will see more flags than usual.  Have a great day!

Watercolored Flamingo

With  the hot weather we are having, I thought I would post a tropical card.  Once again I used the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set.  This time I stamped the image on watercolor paper using black Versafine ink and then watercolored the image using Melon Mambo ink and an aqua painter.  Since I only used two of the flamingo images (the body outline and the legs), it went much quicker than my earlier flamingo card.  The palm fronds and sea grass are included in the Fabulous Flamingo set and I stamped them in Old Olive ink.  The tropical background paper is from a Close To My Heart pack of paper.  The black piece of cardstock pulls everything together.   Now I just need to decide what sentiment to add in the upper right corner.  Keep cool and have a great day!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Swan Lake

On Friday we went to see our beautiful granddaughter's recital at the Schaumburg Prairie Center For The Arts and I am sharing this beautiful photo  of Sydney from that day.  The swans are in the background and that prompted me to create a swan card.  A new set in the new annual catalog, Swan Lake consists of a number of images to color and pretty sentiments.  For this card, I stamped the images using black Memento ink and then colored with Spectrum Noir markers.  The graceful swans at the Schaumburg Village Hall are definitely white.  But, I wanted to add a little color to the image so this swan is light gray.  After coloring the images I used the Oval framelits to die cut the scene.  And in order to get a little something to match the new Tranquil Tide cardstock, I added a little dragon fly and colored it in using Tranquil Tide ink and a blender pen. The Tranquil Tide cardstock was embossed using the Seaside embossing folder.

Sydney danced beautifully in the ballet number.  Her tap and jazz numbers were fun to watch and she did a great job during those dances, too.  (I am just partial to her ballet numbers.)  We are all so proud of her.  Have a great day!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Such Pretty Paper

My very favorite item in the new catalog is the Designer Series Paper Pack Whole Lot of Lovely.  The colors and the patterns really caught my eye.  And now that I have the paper in hand, I wish I would have purchased the coordinating stamp set!  Since I did not have that set, I used the Wood Words set and the little tag from the wood crate framelit set.  The Tangerine Tango cardstock was a little too bright for the tag~~at least for me~~so I used a scrap of the retired Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  I also used retired black checked ribbon to tie the tag.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!  

Thursday, June 8, 2017


I received my new catalog order on Tuesday evening and after thinking about which item I should use first, the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set won out~~no surprise!  The flamingo actually uses 4 stamps for various layers and I did have to practice on quite a few flamingos!  I used Black and Flirty Flamingo inks for the flamingo on today's card.  After stamping the water, I added blue using an aqua painter and Marina Mist ink.  The word "thanks" is part of the stamp set; "many" is from another set.  The Flirty Flamingo twine is also new in the annual catalog.  There will be more flamingo cards in the future!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Pretty Thank You

Today's card was created using an old Sale-a-bration set, What I Love.  The set actually includes the three-step flower, but I only used two of the steps.  The outline of the flower was stamped using Dapper Denim and for the layer of color in the flower I again used Dapper Denim ink, stamping off once.  For the background, I stamped off twice to create the powder blue image.  The sentiment is also from the What I Love stamp set, stamped in black.  I fussy cut the flower and adhered it using dimensionals on top of some silver twine.  The card needed a little more something~~sequins!  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Number of Years Flowers

Since I had the Number of Years stamp set on my counter and the new Bermuda Bay ribbon, I decided to make a card using both.  I stamped the flowers and then used a Stitched Square framelit to die cut it, layering it on a Bermuda Bay piece of cardstock.  I stamped the leaves in Olive Green and then the flowers in Bermuda Bay.  The stamp set being photopolymer made it easy to stamp the flowers in the proper places.  I wanted to keep the stitched look on the white pieces of cardstock, so I used a die from Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle set for the larger white piece of cardstock.  I wrapped that in the pretty Bermuda Bay ribbon after stamping the sentiment.  The centers of the flowers were colored in using a Zig orange glitter pen. Retired Old Olive adhesive dots complete the card.  Have a great day!

Monday, June 5, 2017

50 Years

Over the weekend we celebrated the 50th anniversary of our dear friends, Mickey and Lenora.  The Flirty Flamingo card is so pretty.  I made this card for Matt to give to them.  I used the Large Number framelits for the "50" and the coordinating stamp set, Number of Years, for the flowers and sentiment.  Pretty little rhinestones added a little bling. 

The card we gave Mickey and Lenora was created using a 5-1/2" square card base.  I layered the card using Ivory and White cardstock, one layer embossed and one layer die cut.  I used the Large Number framelits again and finished off the card with a pretty white ribbon.  We had a great time celebrating with them at their anniversary party.  Have a great day!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Navy Just A Note

Lately I keep going back to the daisy punch and Daisy Delight paper.  Today's color combination is one I like~~Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy.  I tried something a little different with the punched daisy today.  I shaded the white petals using a gray colored pencil and two yellow/orange pencils for the center.  The daisy in the Daisy Delight stamp set would add an outline to the daisy, but the colored pencil looks a little more muted.  Next time I do this, I will use the colored pencil for the petals, but I will use the stamps for the center of the flower.   I stamped the sentiment with white craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I was hoping it would be more prominent against the navy.  Next time, I will use white embossing powder.  The scallop edge and the little yellow embellishments are retired.  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Life Is A Beautiful Thing

Berry Burst is such a pretty color.  On this card I used a white card base and the white is nice and crisp against the Berry Burst.  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  The flowers were stamped using the retired Special Reason stamp set and die cut using the Stylish Stems thinlets.  I can't forget to mention the pretty, new Berry Burst ribbon.  Everything is Stampin' Up with the exception of the Couture Creations embossing folder used for the Berry Burst layer.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Butterfly Sympathy

Today's card is very pretty as that butterfly is so delicate.  The cutout die is the Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box and the solid die is the Darla Butterfly also by Memory Box.  The pattern paper is retired Stampin' Up paper and the corners were made pretty using the long ago retired Scallop Corner punch.  I have decided that I need to once again start using some of my 12 x 12 paper.  (The collection grows and sits on my shelf!)   The butterflies were cut out of long ago purchased Bazzil cardstock as was the cardstock that the sentiment was stamped on.  I used my Misti when stamping the sentiment as I knew it would have to be stamped a few times to cover the texture of the cardstock.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

A New Nest For Mom

My mother-in-law moved into an assisted living community recently.  She is 95 years old and this is a big change for her as she has been in her own house all these years.  I am sure it is not yet home, so I decided to refer to her new place as her new "nest".    She has her own apartment with her own furniture and decorations.  From photos it looks very nice.  This card was created using Sunny Studio's A Bird's Life.  It is hard to see, but the card base is the new Berry Burst.  It is the one In Color that called my name.  Now that I have seen all the colors in person, it still is my favorite and I will be ordering Tranquil Tide (and a few other things) come June 1st!  Have a great day!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tiny Little Favors

I am ending the week with cute, little favors.  I used paper from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  This little favor uses a piece of paper measuring 3" x 4-1/4".  Inside is a Hershey kiss.  Both of the favors were closed with a staple/  On the pretty print one, I just wrapped a piece of Calypso Coral twine and tied a bow to cover the staple.  For the Tranquil Tide favor, I added a little banner and stapled it closed.  After stamping the sentiment on white cardstock, I used a circle punch, brushed the edge of the circle with ink and adhered it to the banner, covering the staple.  This is a little favor, but it is darn cute!  Have a great Memorial Day weekend.  Stay safe and enjoy!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

From The Catalog

I pretty much copied today's card from the card on page 127 of the new catalog.  The diagonal striped paper is one of the patterns in the Delightful Daisy DSP collection (a favorite collection).  The white/light olive green paper is one of the patterns included in the Color Theory DSP Stack.  This is a package of  6 x 6 designs, 4 each of 12 designs.  It is different from any Stampin' Up paper packs I have seen so it will be interesting to see how it is used by others.  I did not have the gingham checked ribbon that is on the card in the catalog, so I used retired Crushed Curry Ribbon.  I stamped and punched the daisy twice, layering the two together.  Before adhering the daisy to the card, I stamped the leaves and the sentiment from the Daisy Delight stamp set and adhered a Night of Navy twine bow.  I am looking forward to ordering a few of the new items come June 1st, especially the gingham ribbon.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

By now, all of my daily followers know how much I like the color Soft Sky and the chair from the Seasonal Layers thinlets.  So no surprise to see a card using those items.  But, I added the branch and flowers from the Seasonal Layers to today's card.  The flowers I die cut after watercoloring Shimmery White cardstock.  The sentiment is from a stamp I have had for quite some time from Impression Obsession.  It is the perfect sentiment to go with the chair.  And then I couldn't leave well enough alone!  I just had to add a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh's Springtime Mix.  The sequins matched the flowers so perfectly, I had to add them even though the card was pretty perfect without the sequins.   Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Watercolor DSP

One of the items in the new annual catalog that I especially like is the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper collection.  Today's pattern has a watercolor look to it and the colors are beautiful.  What I find interesting is that I matched the DSP to the old In Color, Crisp Cantaloupe.  It matches the paper perfectly.  And then I remembered that I had some retired Crisp Cantalope twine, too!  The rectangle frame was created using the Word Window Frames from My Favorite Things.  This die cuts out the frame and the inner piece.  I tried a white inner piece, but that was too bright.  So I quickly watercolored a piece of cardstock and when it dried, stamped the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on that piece.  I know I say this often, but this card and the paper itself is much prettier in person!  Have a great day!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Peekaboo Peach Daisies

Today's card is a cheerful card.  It isn't quite as bright as it looks here, but it is the pretty Peekaboo Peach ink and cardstock.  I used the new Daisy Delight stamp set and punch, stamping the daisy once and then turn the stamp for the second stamp on the background layer.  I then stamped the daisy image on Peekaboo Peach cardstock twice and used the coordinating punch to create the dimensional flower.  The tag and sentiment are from the Wood Words stamp set and coordinating framelits.  I am sure I know someone who would appreciate a bright and cheerful thank you card.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Rustic Crate

Today's crate is more masculine and rustic than yesterday's vintage crate.  For this crate I used paper from the new DSP stack, Wood Textures.  This 6 x 6 stack includes four each of 12 double sided designs.  Each crate takes two of the sheets which means you can get 24 crates out of the stack.  Again, I used a tag from the framelits for the sentiment which is from the Wood Words stamp set.  And then there is the copper ribbon.  It is only 1/4" wide, but look what happens when you stretch it out a bit!  This is going to be the Father's Day favor at my house this year!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pretty Crate

One of the new items in the annual catalog is the Wood Crate framelit set which I used for this little crate.  For the crate, I used Crumb Cake cardstock and Tip Top Taupe ink.  I stamped the crate before putting it together.  Then I made three pretty 3x3 cards with matching envelopes to put into the crate.  The flower image and a couple of the sentiments are from the coordinating stamp set, Wood World.   I have seen a few cute crate ideas and am sure there will be many more once the annual catalog goes live.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Enjoy Your Day Cabanas

Avery Elle released new stamps and dies last week and when I saw the Beside The Sea stamp set I new it was a must have for me.  I ordered it on May 11th and it was in my mailbox on May 13th!  Needless to say, I went down to my scraproom and immediately created today's card.  I colored the cabanas and pail with Spectrum Noir markers.  I used Soft Sky for the card base and a piece of Grapesicle cardstock from MFT Stamps (matched the purple on the cabanas almost perfectly) for a layer between the base and top layer.  This was a fun and enjoyable card to make.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New In Colors

I usually purchase the five new In Color ink pads, paper and markers.  This year, I decided to hold off on purchasing all of the items as only one In Color called my name~~Berry Burst.  When my package of new items arrived, I was able to see the new In Colors and Berry Burst is still my favorite.  I made today's card using the Berry Burst cardstock, ribbon and ink together with the Daisy Delight stamp set.  Now that I have the cardstock, I am liking Tranquil Tide.  Lemon Lime Twist might be a little bright but that color could be a nice accent color.  I am including a little sample of the five new In Colors.  I will be interested in seeing what you think of them when we get together next.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day Favors

I had a wonderful Mother's Day yesterday and hope you did, too.  Not only were we celebrating Mother's Day, we were also celebrating May birthdays.  Once again I choose to use the 2x8 plastic bags Stampin' Up sells and Hershey Nuggets.  All the candies were wrapped in paper from Lawn Fawn (originally used for Easter) and then slipped into the little bags.  The cute tags are from Stampin' Up's new Wood Crate Framelits set~~a very cute die and stamp set! 

And speaking of cute, this is the birthday cake Sydney made for her Mommy and Aunt Ida.  It is a little brown dog digging into the dirt!  The dog and bone were made using marshmallow rice crispy treats.  She did this by herself and even cleaned up the kitchen when she was done.  I know I say this often, but I do have the best family and friends.  Have a great day! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Another Chair Card

Once again I am using the Colorful Seasons stamp set~~because of the sling chair.  It is the same card I posted yesterday but something a little more masculine.  I used Marina Mist and Crumb Cake ink; sentiment is from Butterfly Basics; and the sea grass is a miscellaneous stamp in my collection.  The chair stamp is a two-step image.  I added the diagonal stripped layer as I thought it added to the masculine feel.  Have a great weekend and find yourself  little stampin' time!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Make Me Smile

I think today's card is very, very pretty.  The adirondack chair is from Stampin' Up's new Seasonal Layers Thinlets.  This set coordinates with the Colorful Seasons stamp set  which includes the sentiment on today's card.  The idea for this card came from Pinterest~~no surprise!  Anyway, I made a circle stencil and sponged Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz into that circle.  The sea oats image is from the Wetlands stamp set, a set that is retiring.  The adirondack chair is double layered and probably would look even better triple layered since it kind of blends in with the sponged background. The card is so simple yet so pretty that it didn't need any ribbon, sequins or anything else.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What would I do without my scallop corner punch?  No matter what I stamp, that punch just adds the right amount of elegance to any card.  Today's card was creating using the Watercolored Anemones stamp set from WPlus9.  I used Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach for the flowers and Mint Macaron for the leaves, together with Wild Wasabi.  The sentiment is from Amuse Stamps which is no longer in business.  This sentiment is in such a pretty font~~perfect for wishing someone a Happy Mother's Day.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pink and Yellow Mother's Day

This week I will be posting some Mother's Day I made for the special Moms in my life.  Today's card is for my mother-in-law.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper using Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight ink.  Once the paper was covered I dried it with my heat gun and then die cut the frame using the Avery Elle Wonky Frames die.  I did not want the entire piece of watercolored paper on the card, so I used a rectangular framelit to cut it out.  With that center piece, I die cut the letters from Stampin' Up's Little Letters framelits.  I also used that watercolored center piece to punch/diecut the pretty butterflies.  The sentiment is from a retired SU set.  To complete the card, I added a few rhinestones which I colored with alcohol markers.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Jen's Birthday

We celebrated Jenny's birthday this weekend.  It seems like not too long ago she was a little girl.  Sunny Studio Stamps' A Bird's Life stamp set and coordinating dies were used to create Jen's birthday card.   Jen's favorite color is purple and my Copic markers had some great choices of purples.  After coloring all the images and die-cutting them, I die cut the top layer of the card using a Gina Marie Designs decorative die.  I added light clouds using a sponge, ink and a scrap of cardstock that had little curvy edges.  I then added all the pieces.  The white layer on the inside of the card was also die cut using the same Gina Marie die.  The little bluebirds of happiness are bringing Jen a year filled with happiness and good things.  Have a great day!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Tea Pot Pop-up Card

My friend, Cherie, came over yesterday for a play-date and brought along some of her new stamping purchases.  Most of the time we talked, but we put our heads together to create today's card.  Both the stamp set and dies are from My Favorite Things.  The Cup of Tea stamp set is mostly sentiments while the tea pot, cups and teabags are die cuts with no stamped images. My first thought was that the tea pot needed to be diecut using pattern paper.  Nothing looked that great until I pulled out that vintage stack of paper I had purchased a couple of years ago and used on previous cards.  (The coloring in the photos is not doing this card justice.) We agreed that it made the perfect tea pot and accessories.  The great thing about this card is when you open it, up pops the
cups! Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Birthday Ice Cream

The Cool Treats stamp set by Stampin' Up has a variety of ice cream cones and ice cream bars.  But since I already have a couple ice cream sets, I just can't justify purchasing SU's set.  Today's card was created using Sunny Studio's Sweet Shoppe stamp set.  The "happy" is a My Favorite Things die and "birthday" is from Stampin' Up's Endless Birthday Wishes.  I added little dots on the ice cream and then added a variety of sequins to the card.  To add a little texture to the white layer, I used my score tool and made a 1/4 inch border.  I turned the cardstock over so that the front of the card would be embossed instead of debossed.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Meet Piper!

Jen and Syd added a new little critter to their zoo.  Her name is Piper and she is a cute, little chinchilla.  I knew nothing about chinchillas until Piper arrived! They are nocturnal and Jen said Piper must have partied all night!   The hay was all over Jen's table in her office and the food was all gone--eaten and not thrown out of the cage!!  In the picture, she looks like a little stuffed animal. Right now she is only 2 months old.  It will be very interesting watching this little thing grow.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Gingham Butterfly

This truly is a clean and simple card!  I saw a similar card on Pinterest and since I had checked paper from My Favorite Things, out came a butterfly punch.  This butterfly punch was retired long ago but with simple rounded edges, the shape worked well with the paper.  I added antennae from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and a couple of pearls.  This is another card that can be used for any occasion.  Have a great day!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Welcome To The World

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the baby shower for Jenny's sister-in-law and brother-in-law/Syd's aunt and uncle.  The Grandma-to-be did a great job on arranging everything.  The daddy (her son) is a pilot and he and the mommy travel often to Europe.  So the theme was "Welcome To The World Baby M".  I am posting a photo of the favors we made.  The cute plane is from a Lawn Fawn set; the sun and cloud from Wplus9; and the heart from a SU set.  Jenny found the map paper at Hobby Lobby.  Baby showers are always so full of happiness.  There was a baby at the shower and his little noises added to the "baby" atmosphere!   Have a great day!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Gone Fishin'

Isn't this a cute card?  The image is from My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamp set, Gone Fishin'.  The image was colored in using alcohol markers.  The sentiment on this card is from the Lawn Fawn set,
Fintastic Friends.  Not only would this make a cute birthday card, it would also be great for Father's Day or retirement.  That background paper is from the Regals Retired DSP stack from a few years ago~~that favorite pattern of mine!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 27, 2017


A couple of weeks ago, I watched a video from Peggy Jo at Pink Ink Classroom Channel.  She has been releasing videos on using colored pencils and I have been watching them as they are released.  Since I like beach scenes, Peggy Jo's video on creating sunshine behind a scenic image caught my attention.  Out came my Prisma Colored pencils and Pink Ink Stamps and I started my sunshine background.  Well, I started it a few times and the sunshine and sky never looked anything like Peggy Jo's!  So I wanted to show you the closest I came to putting a sunshine in my sky that wasn't a die cut!!   I need a lot more practice to get it right and good so until then I will use die cuts or Clarity brushes!   Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Stylish Stems

Today's card was really quick and easy to make. I used the Stylish Stems framelits to create the flower and stem on this card.  The Calypso Coral looks nice and crisp against the white.  The strip of DSP is from  a retired DSP stack from a few years ago.  I really liked the little polka dot design in those stacks.  I am sorry to see the 12 x 12 DSP color stacks retiring.  But again, there are some new things in the Annual Catalog that I look forward to ordering.   Have a great day!