Pretty Petals Quilt

I love pretty paper.  No surprise, right?  I also tend to hoard my pretty paper.  Sound familiar?   I also keep scraps of my pretty paper.  We are not talking just big scraps but little ones too.   During my recent craft room shake up I found lots of these little bags of scraps.  I tried to throw them away but just couldn't do it.  Today's card is a result of my inability to throw away those bags.  I think I will be making a lot of these cards.

Six Sided Sampler quilt May 2016

This is the Pretty Petals DSP stack.  I love this paper stack  and sadly it is retiring.  I used the Hexagon punch also retiring and just punched out a lot of hexagons and started arranging them on a piece of cardstock.  It was fun playing around with the placement of the different patterns.   Each card will be a little different.

Six Sided Sampler quilt side May 2016

I used the Floral Frames framelits to make the little flower.  The Floral Frames are also retiring.  

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Did you see the little strip of DSP inside of the card?  That is why I cannot throw out scraps.  Seriously, I am going to work on being less of a hoarder and enjoy actually playing with my pretty paper.     Be sure to order your retiring products soon.  

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC405

It is time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC405!   


Here's what I made using the sketch.

Floral Wings CCMC 405 May 2016

I used just one stamp set on this card and it is a hostess set called Floral Wings.  I love the combination of the tiny polka dots and the bright flowers.   This card has a little secret.  It is also an easel card.

Floral Wings CCMC#405 up

Here's a side view.

Floral Wings #CCMC405 side may 16

You need to go the Create with Connie and Mary blog and be sure to check out what the rest of the team made with this great sketch.  I hope you will also be inspired to stamp along with the Create with Connie and Mary challenge #CCMC405.



Try Stampin' on Tuesday (TSOT) Challenge # 269

It is time for the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge.   Unfortunately, I am having technical difficulties and am unable to post a picture of the actual sketch.  Please go to the Try Stampin' on Tuesday blog to see it.  While you are there you can get all the scoop on how you can enter the challenge.  Did you know that you do not have to have a blog to enter the challenge?  You can enter via the Try Stampin' on Tuesday Facebook page.  

Definitely Dahlia TSOT269 April 2016


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Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die

 I hope you will join in the fun and enter the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge!

Picture Perfect

I have spent the past few days cleaning and organizing my craft room.  My craft room is a tiny bedroom and it is packed with all sorts of crafty goodies.  There is  still  a lot to sort through and like all my organizing projects it  has sparked other projects.  The good news is that the room is at least functional and I can resume stamping.  

Picture Perfect 515

I don't know how Stampin' Up made the stamps in the Picture Perfect stamp set but they look so realistic.  They do take some practice lining up but the results are beautiful.  

Picture Perfect window May16

I made the window and frame using the soon to be retired Squares Collection framelits.  The specific squares are #3 and #4 (the numbering system I use starts with #1 as the smallest framelit).

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This card is a mix of retiring products and products that will be in the next catalog.  If you click on any of the pictures above it will take you to my online store, makes shopping easier. 

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Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC404

Are you ready for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC404?  This week it is a color challenge.


Isn't it a great combination? I just love Calypso Coral and Night of Navy together.

Botanical Blooms CCMC404 April 2016

I used the Botanical Builder Framelits to create the flowers.  This set of dies are the best.  I love that you can mix and match the different pieces and create all kinds of flowers.

Botanical Builders CCMC 404 side

I am going to miss the Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon. I think it is my favorite type of ribbon.  It is soft and easy to tie.  

Please check the Create with Connie and Mary blog and see all the great cards created by the design team.  I hope you will be inspired to create a project for #CCMC404!

Perfect Pennants and Floral Frames

Sorry it has been a little quiet around here.  I just got back from a  trip and even though I had planned to post while away there never seemed to be enough time.    The upside of this is that I now have a few cards ready to be shared!   This is a really good thing.  It always takes me a few days to get back into the flow of things after being gone.  

Perfect Pennants Floral Frames April 2016


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Now I need to tackle my email inbox.   Be sure to order your favorite items from the Retiring list.  Many items(accessories) are already sold out.  Please shop my online store, I would really appreciate it!


Bordering Blooms Round Up...Sad to See You Go!

Another set that is on the Stampin' Up! retiring list is Bordering Blooms.   If you are wondering, should I buy this set or not?  I thought I would do a round up of some of the cards I made using this set.  I think the answer is...YES, I need that set.  

Bordering Blooms calypso Coral

Bordering Blooms crumb cake

Bordering Blooms hey there

Bordering Blooms in Black

Bordering Blooms Vellum

Bordering Blooms strawberry slush

Bordering Blooms is a photopolymer set.  Don't you love it that you can bend it a make a curvy border too?

Bordering Blooms Curve
Bordering Blooms is a perfect set for quick, easy cards.  Great for making note card sets for gifts.  If you want to snag a set for yourself  here is a link to it in my online store.   Happy Shopping!


Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC403

Today the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge is a sketch challenge.  


My card for the challenge uses a mix of retiring products and products that will be in the upcoming catalog.

All About Everything CCMC 403 April 2016

The flower is part of the All About Everything stamp set which was a special gift from My Paper Pumpkin to their subscribers.    So cute right?  I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss ink (I will miss you!) and topped it off with a button.  The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch and I am really going to miss that punch.  The frame is an embossing folder which is part of the Fun Frames set.  I embossed it and then cut it out.  I used Silver Foil sheets for the frame to tie in with the silver accents on the Shine On DSP.

All About Everything CCMC 403 April 2016 side

I hope you will  stamp along with the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #CCMC403.   Go the their blog and get all the details.  I look forward to seeing what you create using the sketch.


Amazing Birthday and the It's My Party DSP

The Amazing Birthday set (R) is on the Stampin' Up! retirement list and so is the awesome, It's My Party Designer Series Paper stack (R).  I will miss both of these items.

Amazing Birthday April 2016

This is a quick and easy card and one of my go to sketches.  I love the 3 images in a row.   I dressed  them up just a bit with the It's My Party Enamel Dots(R) and the Baker's Twine Combo Pack(R).  

Amazing Birthday side April 2016


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Since I cut the card stock and DSP I decided to make a slightly stepped up version of the card. 

Amazing Birthday glitter April 2016

Once I stamped the 3 images, I inked them again using VersaMark ink and then embossed it using Iridescent Ice embossing powder(R). I am very sad to see the Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the list of items retiring.  I love this  technique of embossing over stamped images.Amazing Birthday close up glitter April 2016

I think this picture shows off the glittery goodness which is the Iridescent Ice(R) embossing powder.  

Amazing Birthday inside April 2016

I added some Washi tape to the inside of  both cards and added the sentiment.   Accessories on the Retiring list are while supplies last so be sure to check the list and order those soon!  Stamp sets will be manufactured through May 22 but not after that so be sure to get your stamp order in before that.  Click HERE for the PDF of the items retiring.   I would appreciate  you shopping via my online store and when you do it will get you on the list to be sent a 2016-17 catalog when they become available.  Thank You!