Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

We are hopping again and thinking of spring!  
As usual, our Blog Hop runs in a circular fashion.  No matter where in the list of participants you begin, inevitably you'll wind up in the exact same place again if you keep going to the "next" blog.  It works the same way whether you conform to the usual forward movement through the blog posts or if you're a rebel and work your way through in reverse order.

First up is our CASE a friend project. I drew Buffy Cooper and this is a card she made last year that feels like spring to me.
click on card to read Buffy's post for this card
Here is my CASE.

Paper: Whisper White & So Saffron CS, Sweet Taffy & Birthday Bash DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay & Crushed Curry re-inkers
Misc: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Beach House & Retro Fresh Designer Washi Tape, Rhinestone Jewels & White Bakers Twine, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder 

The next two card say "Spring" to me.
Stamps: World of Dreams
Paper: Whisper White & Wild Wasabi CS, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Misc:Spring Flowers Embossing Folder & White Embossing powder

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White CS & Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Misc: Circle Collection Framelits & Dimensionals

This last card uses this sketch that ended on Monday.

Next hop on over to Buffy Cooper
Return to Gail Allen

Voting is now open

Go to at the bottom of the post are the thumbnails of the entries. Click on the heart in the corner of the thumbnail.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Your Perfect Day

Stocking up on wedding cards!
Stamps: Your Perfect Day
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink: Sahara Sand
Misc: Artisan Embellishment Kit, Candy Dots, Pearls & Diemensionals

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nuts About You

Here is a card that uses a cute Hostess Set.
Stamps: Nuts About You
Paper: Mossy Meadow
Ink: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar 
Misc: Circle Collection Framelits & Dimenstionals

I think it is a nice & simple.

Monday, February 23, 2015


This was my first attempt at the card sketch I used yesterday, I wasn't happy with it so I tried again and came up with yesterdays card.
Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi & Daffodil Delight CS & Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Wild Wasabi
Misc: Stylish Stripes, Decorative Dots & Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Dimensionals,  Circle Collection Framelits, 2" Circle Punch

Sunday, February 22, 2015


WCC18 is a sketch challenge you can see the sketch sample at our home blog.

Stamps: Painted Petals
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi , Rose Red CS
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss & Rose Red
Misc: Stylish Stripes, Decorative Dots & Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Dimensionals,  Circle Collection Framelits, 2" Circle Punch

Friday, February 20, 2015

Your Perfect Day

I thought I better not procrastinate so here is my entry for PCCC#132.
Here is the sketch.
Stamps: Your Perfect Day
Paper: Whisper White CS & Painted Blossoms DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi & Blackberry Bliss
Misc: Window Frames Collection Framelits, Artisan Embellishment Kit, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon, Flower Frenzy Bigz Die, Dimensionals & a doily from of a dessert tray at the assisted living place my parents live at.

I sponged the doily with Blackberry Bliss Ink and spritzed the flowers with rubbing alcohol dyed with Blackberry Bliss Re-inker. The pearls were colored with Blendabilities.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Adventure Awaits

There is a new challenge blog that I thought I'd give a try. It is called The Male Room , the challenge are all for masculine projects. This time the challenge is "Make Your Own Background Paper"
Here is my card.
Stamps: Adventure Awaits, Traveler, World Map & Postage Due
Paper: Naturals White & Mossy Meadow CS
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler & Lost Lagoon
Misc: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


I made a card for another Paper Craft Crew Challenge! This is tomorrows post today, I forgot the deadline was today so I had to hurry and get it made and posted. Voting is now open so if you like the card click here to go and vote for it. While you are there check out the other entries you can vote for up to 3 cards, just click on the heart in the corner of each thumbnail of each entry found at the bottom of the post.

Here is the sketch.

Stamps: Painted Petals & Crazy About You
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Blackberry Bliss CS, Watercolor Paper & Painted Blooms DSP
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red & Wild Wasabi
Misc: Hello You Thinlits, Decp Label Framelits, Scallop Border Punch, Blackberry Bliss Satan Ribbon & Dimensionals

Instead of a banner with a stamped sentiment I went with just a sentiment using Hello You Thinlits.
I Cut two of the word from Very Vanilla CS and one is from Watercolor Paper stamped with Painted Petal

Painted Petals

I was playing around with Painted Petals and Faux Watercoloring and decided to use my trial pieces as the paper I used to cut the word from the Hello You Thinlits.

Here is a close up of the word, the paper is watercolor paper.

Stamps: Petal Potpourri & Painted Petals
Paper: Very Vanilla CS & Watercolor Paper
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi & Versa Mark
Misc: White Embossing Powder, Hello You Thinlits, Blackberry Bliss Satan Stiched Ribbon & Flower Medallion Punch

For some reason the CS that I stamped the flowers on looks darker than the CS for the rest of the card, both were cut from the same sheet of CS.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Please Help Me Finish this Card

So when I made the card that I posted here, I also started this one. I wasn't real happy with the way the other turned out so I'm looking for help with this one. How should I finish it?

Friday, February 13, 2015

From the Herd

I had the image sitting around for a couple of weeks and decided I better make a card with it today.
Stamps: From the Herd & Just Saying
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White & Island Indigo CS & Watercolor Paper
Ink: Stazon and various Ink Pads
Misc: Word Bubble Framelits, Dimensionals & Aqua Painter

I have always thought that the animals with their bug-eyes look a little shocked so I thought this saying is perfect!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blended Bloom & Forever Florals

Here is a card I made to show my club, using what they were learning in club.
Stamps: Blended Bloom & Forever Florals
Paper: Whisper White & Vellum CS
Ink: Stazon & Crushed Curry Ink Pads, Daffodil Delight Blendablies
Misc: Apothecary Accents & Circle Collection Framelits, Word Window & Modern Label Punches, Stylus & Dimensionals 

After stamping turn the vellum over to stylus emboss the flower center. Color the flower in the stained glass method.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Club Card

This is the card we made in club. We used the same Vellum technique as the card in yesterdays post
Stamps: Indescribable Gift & Hardwood
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pink Pirouette & Vellum CS
Ink: Stazon Jet Black & Early Espresso
Misc: Labels Collection Framelit & Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Stylus Embossed Indescribable Gift

Deb Valder posted this video and from her video I made this card.
Stamps: Indescribable Gift, Your Perfect Day
Paper: Pink Pirouette & Vellum CS 
Ink: Stazon Jet Black & Melon Mamba 
Misc: Melon Mamba Cotton Ribbon

It is hard to see all the details in this photo.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Big Day Shaker Card

I had fun making a birthday shaker card.
Stamps: Big Day & Bloom with Hope
Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay CS, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Bermuda Bay Ink Pads & Blendabilities
Misc: Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Shacker Frames, Window Sheets, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Circle Scallop Punch, Dimensionals

I'm not sure why I don't make more shaker cards, i think I better remedy this.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

WCC17 - Valentine's Day challenge

Here is my card for our Water Cooler Challenge, you can go to our home blog to see what the other team members created.
Stamp: Hey, Valentine
Paper: Whisper White & Basic Black, Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Blendabilites
Misc: Note Tag Punch, Square Collection Framelits

I used a Square Framelit to cut out the square that is behind the fox, it was cut from the center of the piece that is below the black layer.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


I like the sketches that Paper Craft Crew Challenges puts out, #130 is a fun one to work with. I went with a masculine Valentine.
Stamps: Guy Greetings
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White & Real Red CS, Stacked with Love DSP Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Real Red Ink Pads,, Natural & Smoky Slate Blendabilities
Misc: Basic Black Bakers Twine, Itty Bitty Punch Pack Heart, Banner Punch and misc handheld heart punch

Here is the sketch I worked from:
Click on image to go to site

Friday, February 6, 2015

A Happy Thing

I selected this stamp set from Sale-a-bration for this image. I love lemons! Funny that I made this card first.

Stamps: A Happy Thing
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz & Daffodil Delight CS
Ink:Memento Tuxedo Black & Wild Wasabi
Misc: Circle Collection Framelits. 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches & Dimensionals

Remember you can choose a free item from Sale-a-bration with every $50 you spend!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Butterfly Basics

A simple card
Stamp: Butterfly Basics
Paper: Basic Gray & Blushing Bride
Ink: Basic Gray
Misc: Clear Embossing Powder & Artisan Embellishment Kit

I'm trying to decide if I like this or not!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Hardwood Indescribable Gift

I made another card using the shadowbox frames
Stamps: Hardwood, Indescribable Gift
Paper Baked Brown Sugar & Whisper White CS
Ink: Early Espresso & Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pads & Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi & Crumb Cake Blendabilities
Misc: Labels Collection Framelits & Dimensionals

I like how this card turned out.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Lotus Blossom & Butterfly Basics

I wanted to try shadowbox framing so this is my first attempt.
Stamps: Lotus Blossom & Butterfly Basics
Paper: Whisper White & Blackberry Bliss CS
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss
Misc: Labels Collection Framelits, Spring Flower Embossing Folder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Glue Dots & Dimensionals

I'm thinking of teaching my club ladies this frame.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Indescribable Gift

I cut and layered the images again,(it wasn't my intent but I smeared some ink on the first image so I save parts of it to pop up on my next try and than stamped again and colored small parts of a few flowers to pop it just a bit more.

Stamps:Indescribable Gift & Love and Sympathy
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White CS
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black & Calypso Coral Ink Pads & Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette &Wild Wasabi Blendabilities
Misc: Dimensionals 

I used the lightest Coral and Pink Blendies for the blossoms.