Another Big Thank You


This card design was inspired by MojoMonday #358. These  two designer papers are from the Moonlight stack and coordinate with the Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, and Sahara Sand colors as well as others.These 4.5 X 6.5 inch card stacks make dressing up cards really easy. To shop for these products, click here!

Baby Shower Thank You


Gold embossing powder on Whisper White card stock with Zoo Babies stamped in the background! The bright Strawberry Slush color and gold bring pizazz to the Pink Pirouette card base.


I wrapped up a set of 8 cards as part of my gift. To shop for the supplies below, click HERE.

Hello Summer!


Welcome to the June Pals Blog Hop. This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2014-2015 catalog and idea book. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie on the Pals Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full line up below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.


This card used two of the new In Colors, Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey. The flowers were punched using the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The Moonlight designer paper stack is also new. The vibrant colors and flowers remind me of summer!

Tips: I used Aqua Painters on Watercolor paper to give the flowers a little more texture and a bit of the watercolor look which is so popular these days. I trimmed the burlap ribbon to the desired width to go with the card and used a string from it to tie the bow. I stacked two half size dimensionals on one wing of the butterfly to try to give it as much dimension as possible.

The next stop is Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  5. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  6. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  10. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  11. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  12. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  17. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  18. September Gray at
  19. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  21. Donna Kopenski at
  22. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  23. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  24. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  25. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  26. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  27. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit

Hello Baby Twin Boys


This card was designed to welcome twin baby boys. We are very excited for my niece and her husband who are expecting. And a big thank you to Mary for sharing my card as a Guest Stamper on her site Stampin’ Pretty!


The Lost Lagoon color is a great color for baby boy designs. This card has two ‘hello baby’ banners, one to welcome each of the twins. I stamped the Zoo Babies animals on the white panel and then used the Alphabet Press to emboss for added texture. The ribbon goes behind the front panel and across the back to tie on the side. Ribbon often adds a soft touch – perfect for baby-themed projects.

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Cheerful Get Well


Pistachio Pudding green and Strawberry Slush Pink make a nice watercolor background for this basket of flowers, framed by Baked Brown Sugar and Blushing Bride. The basket contains leaves and flowers to match.


This card was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge #187.

Tips: The watercolor background on this card was created using a punched square stencil made with a 1″ square punch. I colored all the green with the stencil, then went back and freehand colored the pink. Aqua Painters dipped in refill ink were perfect for this. A tip for the basket, I punched 1&1/4″ burlap  ribbon with the hexagon punch.  Although it didn’t cut all the way through, it gave a nice shape. I used Paper Snip scissors to finish cutting out the basket.

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Watercolor Circles


Designed for the Pals Paper Arts #206, the challenge was switched up a bit with Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight colors. I punched a circle in transparency paper to use it as a stencil, then filled in the top three circles with an Aqua Painter Pen and refill ink.


Three stamps from the Work of Art stamp set were used on the banner, one to put the color on the left edge and two sayings. I sponged some color around the border to make it stand out, and finished the card off with some thick baker’s twine.

This card reminds of a fabulous children’s book Press Here which instructs the reader to press, tap, or rub watercolor circles such as these to interact with the book and use the imagination.

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Father’s Day Swim


This design was inspired by Mojo Monday Pattern #348. I couldn’t wait to turn these tear drop shapes into smiling fish using my new Project Life Pens. Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand colors from the Moonlight paper stack seemed perfect for a Father’s Day theme.


These little fish make me smile!

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