Duo Challenge


This card was inspired by the Paper Players (http://thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/) theme of summer weddings and the Friday Mashup (http://www.fridaymashup.com/) project idea using stripes! I decided this might be a little too funky for a wedding card and better as a fun bridal shower card. What do you think?



Mojo Monday #347

This card was inspired by the Mojo Monday challenge #347.

This is a thank you card for a great Memorial Day Weekend!


The bottom row of stars was punched with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. The top rows of stars were punched from Whisper White card stock and attached with dimensionals. The stamps are from the Work of Art stamp set, and the colors are Real Red and Island Indigo. I stamped the red card stock with Versamark to give it a some pattern and tied Thick Baker’s Twine around it.


Designer paper from the Gingham Garden paper set goes well with this card to create a matching envelope and gives it a picnic kind of feel which was perfect for this holiday! This paper is on sale with a number of other items, click HERE to shop!



Work of Art

This card reminds me of my friend Dawn, very colorful and definitely a work of art! This design was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts Sketch #205.


I wanted the burlap ribbon to add a natural touch to this spunky color combination.


Shop these and other great card ideas HERE! And check out the Blow-out Sale on Retiring Products!

Pals Paper Arts #204


Cheers (way to go)!

The new Moonlight paper stack combined with new In Colors Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon were used to create this card. The decorative dots add a festive feel to the saying “Cheers”. Paper stacks which come in 4.5″ x 6.5″ sizes and a Cardstock & Pad Kit make it super easy to create simple, color coordinated cards in a jiffy! The mixed card stock package is perfect so you can try out new colors and see which ones are your favorites. The Stitched Satin Ribbon is both shiny and matte. It adds a soft and elegant touch to the card. I made this for a friend hoping she gets the new job she interviewed for!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

The stamp is from the Delightful Dozen stamp set, available for a short time before it is retired. Get it here!


Welcome to the May Pals Blog Hop. This is the first hop on our new day – the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Before we celebrate the release of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog next month, we want to take time to say goodbye to our favorite retiring products. This month we are showcasing projects that feature stamps or accessories that are retiring along with the 2013-14 Idea Book & Catalog on June 4th.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog.


“Keeping Love Green” – This card combines Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Garden Green to make a smashing spring color combination! It evokes fresh, spring love, or possible hope for love!

We are saying goodbye to the stamp set Hello Lovely which includes these designs as well as the ampersand stamp. This has been a favorite stamp set this past year. The lettering was done with the Simply Serif Mini Alphabet which is staying around. It comes with both uppercase and lowercase letters which are perfect for personalizing cards, small spaces such as file folder labels, and other projects. The heart punch is from the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack which will be available in the new catalog.

The next stop is Kalyn Shubnell at Stamping Chronicles on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Debbie Pierce at Stampin’ Sunshine
  4. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  5. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  6. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  7. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  8. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  9. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  10. Amy Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  13. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  14. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  15. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  16. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  17. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  18. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’ 
  19. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys So Little Time
  20. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  22. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  23. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  24. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  25. Kalyn Shubnell at Stamping Chronicles
  26. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  27. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  28. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  29. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  30. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  31. Maxine Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
  32. Donna Kopenski at Crafty Cardmaker
  33. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings

To browse fabulous paper crafting products, click HERE!

Hearts for You


These stamps are from a new set called Work of Art. I combined a brighter color, Strawberry Slush, with a more natural color, Baked Brown Sugar, and used a string from some burlap ribbon to add a bit more of the natural feel.


I had to make sure the ‘Just for’ and ‘you’ were stamped close together in order to fit them in the Postage Stamp Punch. I poked two holes to fit the string through and tied a bow.

I didn’t have any graph paper handy, so I just made some graph points on my scratch paper to space the hearts.


I stamped the Strawberry Slush first and then the Baked Brown Sugar!


These colors of ink and card stock are available together with more colors in one set called the ‘Cardstock & Pad Kit’. It is a great way to experiment with a variety of colors!

Browse these and other fabulous paper crafting products HERE!