Monthly Archives: September 2014

FMS155 – Holiday Joy!

Where has the weekend gone, seems like I was just having my Saturday morning coffee and now its time to clean up Sunday dinner dishes.  While both Pittsburgh sports teams did not have a good day today, I on the other hand did  – I put together a new fall wreath for outside our front door.  Thought I would share a picture below.  Now on to designing the new red deco mesh wreath and sway I would like to make for Christmas.



Today’s card is for  Freshly Made Sketches # 155 designed by Karren. It’s a simple sketch featuring a tag, nice thing about a tag is once you make one it can also be used as an embellishment for a card. Here is the sketch.

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I’ve been making a variety of wreaths using the Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer stamp set – this one is using Costal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Silver Embossing.  I attached the wreath to a Coastal Cabana tag using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and accented the wreath with the word Joy, cut from silver foil paper.  This tag has been sitting in my craft area for awhile and this sketch was made for using the tag.  I took a piece of Whisper White and created a top folding card, added a piece of paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack over the entire front and added a slice of silver foil on the left side.  The tag is attached with Stampin Dimensionals. A silver satin ribbon is the final accent to the card.

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Hope you enjoyed todays card, please remember to check the Freshly Made Sketches blog (click on the sketch for a direct link).  Have a great week, Craft On!

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

Stamp set: Wonderous Wreath and the matching framelits

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Silver Foil and Moonlight Designer Series Paper Pack

Ribbon: Silver Satin




Happy Saturday, hope you all have some great plans for the weekend. The weather here will be ‘summer’ like, so a great day to spend some time outside. My husband and I have been discussing how we plan to decorate this holiday season – we love have the Christmas tree up with the lights on in the evening.  We have decided we need floral decoration for above the television, over the next few weeks I will planning and working on that, will share the final project with you.

Here is the sketch for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch #111, one of my favorite challenges to participate in.  This week my card from sketch challenge #109 was picked as a featured artisan, thank you to all who voted for my card. Remember to check out their blog for this weeks cards from their design team and other crafter just like you, who knows you may want to add a card as well!


It took a few days to come up with the idea for my card, but once I knew what I wanted to use as the focal image – a flower from the Flower Patch stamp set, the rest just fell into place.  The card base is Crumb Cake, layered with a mat of Calypso Coral and piece of Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  A piece of vintage Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon divides the designer paper for me. On a piece of Whisper White about 3″x2″ I stamped a background of small dots  in Wild Wasabi using a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge and the circles from Kinda Electic in Crumb Cake to add detail.  The flower is three separate stamps from Flower Patch (which has a matching framelit set) in Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral, layered with dimensionals. Butterflies are from the Kinda Electic stamp set. There is a piece of Whisper white covered with Watercolor Wonder Washi tape and centered on the right of the background white for a little interest.  When I set the banner with greeting on the card I did not like how ‘white’ the left of the stamped greeting looked so I used a Gorgeous Grunge stamp to blend that side into the card better. A few candy dots and jewels for bling and a card is born! Great for a birthday or any special event!

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Thank you for stopping by today, remember to check the Paper Craft Crew blog, click on the sketch for a link, and see the designs by their design team and other crafters – you may want to add a card as well!  Have a great day – Craft On!

Stampin Up Supplies:

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Kinda Eclectic, Flower Patch and Good Greetings

Paper: Park Lane Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Whisper White

Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake

Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly and Hexagon Punch (banner ends)

Framelits: Flower Fair using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform

Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (vintage), Candy Dots, Jewels, Stampin Dimensionals and Liquid Glue


Hope you are having a great day. This morning I was checking a few of my favorite blogs while having coffee and when I saw the sketch for the Pals Paper Artist 221 Challenge, I knew I needed to participate.   Over the past few weeks I have been putting together different holiday cards using the Wonderous Wreath stamp set from the 2014 Holiday Catalog and I knew there was a card that looked just like the sketch Nicole Watt designed.  When I see the four squares I think of a window and how perfect it would be with a wreath on it.  Below is the sketch, if you click on it, you will be directed to the Paper Pals Artist blog to see the designs by their team and other crafters.untitled

Here is the card I created.  The card base is Whisper White and for a mat I used a piece of Cherry Cobbler stamped with the Hardwood background stamp in black. For the ‘window’ I used a square piece of Whisper White and used a square punch to punch out the four squares, using a sponge dauber went over the white with a little black for texture.  Wreath is from the Wonderous Wreath stamp set (3 step stamping) which is a photopolymer set for easy line up.  There is a matching framelit set which includes the word Noel – which is cut from Gold foil paper.  Greeting is on Basic Black and heat embossed with gold powder.

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Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. Remember you can order any of the supplies listed below by clicking on the catalog on the main page, have a great day – Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp sets: Hardwood, Good Greetings (hostess special) and Wonderous Wreath

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Memento Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Versamark

Framelits: Wonderful Wreaths

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Square punch, Gold embossing powder, heat tool, dimensionals and liquid glue


Weekly Deals – September 23-29, 2014

If you like using the Big Shot – this weeks Stampin’ Up Weekly Deals are just for you!  There is the Hamburger Box and Party Pennants Bigz dies, both great if you are planning a party – box for party favors/gifts and pennants for a banner. There is also the Oval Collection Framelits, you can never have enough framelits, I use them all the time. With the holidays fast approaching, the Gold Glitz Dazzling Details is a must.  If paper-piercing is your thing  there are two different sets – Eclectic & Festive are for you.  Click on the image below for a link to my on-line store to place an order, have a great day, Craft On!



PCCCS110 – Hello Fall!

Happy Saturday, hopefully your weather will be as nice as it will be here today, plan on spending some time outside since it’s suppose to rain Sunday.  Today I need to decide on the final to cards my Sunday Stampers will be making tomorrow, I have some great sample cards – I will share will you tomorrow the cards I picked. Yesterday my husband and I spent the day with friends – we went to the Rogers Flea Market (had the Amish donuts again, yum), decided to have dinner on our own then get together in the evening to sit outside enjoying the weather and watching the Pirates win in exciting fashion!

It’s time again for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch weekly challenge.  I am honored to be voted as a feature artisan for PCCCS#108, click here for a link to that post. It is always such an honor to be voted and picked a feature artisan – thank you to all that voted for me.  The sketch for this week is below.   Please remember to check out their blog, click on the sketch for a direct link, to view their artisan team designer and other my crafters like me.


Once I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do.  The first thing that came to mind was using one of the burlap bags from the September 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit to create the background for the word bubbles.  I used Old Olive for the card base and used a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and stamped in Old Olive to create a little interest on the card.  Cut a square from one of the burlap bags and frayed the edges by pulling out a few threads.   Next a used another stamp from Gorgeous Grunge and added subtle color to the burlap.  On a piece of Soft Suede cardstock I heat embossed in Early Espresso using the Hardwood background stamp and used a Word Bubble framelit to die cut. For another Word Bubble used a piece of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper and for the third Word Bubble – greeting from For All Thinks heat embossed on Cajun Craze.  In the sketch there are flowers as accents and for my card I used bows and a gold button.  The bows are using Gold Bakers Twine and other is frays from a piece of burlap ribbon with a Candy Dot in the center.


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Thank you for taking time today to visit, hope you enjoyed the card. Remember you can order any of the supplies below by clicking the catalog on the main page. Have a great weekend, Craft On!

Supplies ( all Stampin Up):

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Hardwood and For All Things.

Specialty Item: Burlap bag from September Paper Pumpkin Kit

Paper: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

Ink: Versamark, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow

Accessories: Word Bubble Framelits, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, , Gold Metal Button and Candy Dot

Bows made from: Gold Bakers Twine and strips of burlap from 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon

Adhesive: Glue stick,  liquid glue and Stampin Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful niece Maya – Uncle Dan and I hope you have a great day!  Maya loves to craft and I always make sure to include a craft item in her birthday package.  She received her card early and loved it, hope you do as well!   Here is a picture of Maya from the first day of school this September.

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Here is the card I sent Maya for her birthday, her favorite colors are blue and purple and thought this was the perfect card.  For some reason I am hooked on ‘wreath on door’ cards and this design popped into my head.  Let me first start my telling you how I made the wreath, the secret is a “wreath frame” – two circle framelits die cut together to form a frame – once you have this its easy to make sure your finished project will look more like a wreath, the first coupleI tried  looked more  like eggs until I tried this.  At the bottom is a post of what the frame looks like before all the flowers are added.  Keep in mind, any shape will work – think I might try a square next.  The card base and mat are Sahara Sand, and the mat is stamped in Sahara Sand with Hardwood stamp.  Also stamped a matching banner for added depth.  There is a tea lace paper doily between the layer with Stampin dimensionals under the banner.   The flowers on the wreath are stamped/punched from the Petite Petals Stamp set in Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point and Pool Party – Pearls complete the look.  The banner is Elegant Eggplant on Pool Party.

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Thank you for taking the time today to visit, hope you enjoyed the card.  You can order at my time by clicking on either catalog on the main page.  Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals, Hardwood and Remembering your Birthday

Paper: Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point and Pool Party

Inks: Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pacific Point and Pool Party

Framelits: Circle Collection and Banners

Punches: Petite Petals and Hexagon

Accessories: Tea Lace Paper Doily, Pearl Basic Jewels and Stampin Dimensionals

Here is what the wreath frame looks like:

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FMS154 – Happy Birthday!

Hi there, hope you are having a good week.  I’ve been busy, last night my husband & I went to the Pittsburgh Pirate vs. Boston Red Sox baseball game, boy was it a good one. Pirates hit 3 homeruns and won 9-1,  Raise the Jolly Roger!!  Today is my Friday for the work week, I have a vacation day planned for tomorrow! Hopefully with all the items I have planned I will be able to do some crafting – I’m more excited about eating out and the Amish donuts at the flea market!

This week I decided to participate in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Below is the sketch for their card design.  Please make sure to stop by their blog and see the wonderful designs by their talented design team and other crafters like myself. Click on the sketch for a direct link to their blog.


For my card I chose to use Confetti Celebrations Designer Series Paper to pick the major colors for the card – Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry.  The card base and mat are both Bermuda Bay with the mat embossed with the Lucky Stars textured embossing folder.   The two strips on the left side of the card are from the Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper. For the “star” focal image, I first embossed a Crushed Curry  star on Whisper White paper  using a start from the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.  When I realized the star was to large for my card design I used a smaller framelit than what originally matched the stamp. Then I decided to add the star onto Whisper White cardstock with the greeting, at that point I knew I needed a colored background – instead on embossing a new star – I used a sponge dauber & Bermuda Bay ink to color the background and wiped any excess of the embossed image.  Candy dot completed the star.  Greeting is stamped with Basic Gray on Whisper White and the mat for that piece is Pistachio Pudding. Both the greeting and star are backed with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Thank you for taking time to view my blog, hope you enjoyed the card. You can order any of the products listed below by clicking on the card above at anytime. Craft On!

Supplies (all Stampin’ Up!):

Stamp Sets:  Amazing Birthday and Bright & Beautiful

Paper: Bermuda Bay, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper

Ink: Bermuda Bay and Basic Gray

Accessories: Lucky Stars Textured Embossing folder, Big Shot, Star Framelits,  Candy Dot, Crushed Curry Emboss Powder and Stampin Dimensionals

Fall Watercolor Wetlands

Last night I saw a piece of Watercolor paper in my paper stash and thought it’s been awhile, you look lonely.  I’ve been hooked on Blendabilities and water-coloring has taken a backseat, now water-coloring is front and center.  With the weather lately we have had some beautiful evening sunsets – yellow & oranges – which gave me the idea for this card.  I used Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand to create the beach and Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and a little Soft Sky for the sunset.  The Wetlands stamp sets provided the seagulls and the greeting is from “For All Things” from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  The watercolor paper is matted with a piece of Pumpkin Pie.  It’s the perfect card to send someone to let them know you are thinking of them!

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Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed my card. Any of the supplies below can be purchased from my on-line store, click on the card for a direct link. Have a great day, Craft On!

Supplies – All Stampin’ Up!:

Stamp sets: Wetlands & For All Things

Paper: Watercolor, Crumb Cake & Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Soft Sky

Accessories: Liquid Glue

Weekly Deals September 15-22, 2014

The weekly  deals this week include Gold 1/8″ Ribbon (great for all the holiday cards you will be making) and the Yippee Skippee and Happy Hour Stamp Sets.  The card below uses a stamp from the Yippee Skippee stamp set as the focal image.  Click on the card to go to the blog post that explains how to make the card.

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Be sure to check out all the weekly deals, click below for a direct link to my Stampin’ Up! on-line store.

weekly-dealsThanks for stopping by, Craft On!

PCCCS109 – Sweet Baby!

Happy Monday, hope everyone had a great weekend. The weather here was beautiful, cool mornings and pleasant sunny afternoons.

Below is the sketch for this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch, boy was it hard for me to come up with an idea, then BAM – I had an idea.


First I needed to find the right piece of designer paper, since I wanted to use the baby theme, Lullaby Designer Series Paper was my choice.  Next, I pull together some various cardstock colors and got started.  Unfortunately, I was out of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock so I substituted Close to Cocoa (C2C), its nice when your stash has a nice variety of colors. The pieces of designer paper are adhered to the Whisper White background and a C2C piece punched with the Scallop Edge border punch separates the two. The banner is also C2C and embossed with the Decorative Dots folder, one of my favorites – versatile for a variety of themes, and backed with Stampin Dimensionals. Image of the cute Koala is on Whisper White and matted on Crisp Cantaloupe – the Project Like corner rounder soften the edges.  Blendabilites were used to color the cutie!, he is backed with Dimensionals.  The ticket is from the That’s the Ticket stamp set, stamped in Pistachio Pudding on Pistachio Pudding.  Cute punched heart is on the opposite corner.  The sentiment of “Sweet baby” is stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and cut out with paper snips. Crisp Cantaloupe is from the Hearts a Flutter Framelits, can never have to many hearts when talking about babies!  Card is finished with some Candy Dots and vintage Whisper White ribbon.



Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, hope you enjoyed my card. Remember to stop by the PCC blog to see their design teams card’s and cards from other crafters like myself.  Click on the sketch for a direct link.

Supplies ( all Stampin’ Up!):

Stamps: Kind Koala, Itty Bitty Banners and That’s the Ticket

Paper: Lullaby Designer Series Paper, Close to Cocoa (vintage, substitute Baked Brown Sugar), Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe

Ink: Memento Black, Baked Brown Sugar and Pistachio Pudding

Blendabilities: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral and Old Olive

Punches: Project Life Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Border, Ticket Duo Builder and Heart from Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack

Framelits: Hearts a Flutter

Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots

Accessories: Big Shot, Subtles Candy Dots, Whisper White Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon (vintage), Stampin Dimensionals and Liquid Glue

Weekly Deals Sept 9-15, 2014

Have you ever wondered how to get that perfect cut banner end on a strip of paper, well do I have a deal for you!  This week one of the Stampin’ Up! weekly deals is the Hexagon Punch – a banner end’s best friend.  All you need to do is slip the paper into the side of the punch, center and punch.  There is a photo at the end of post to show you exactly what it show look like before you punch, great for widths of paper up to a little over one inch.  There are two other great punches – 2″ Circle and What’s Up – just might need to order me some new punches, and don’t forget Dazzling Diamonds is great with the holiday coming up and needing a little easy bling, add a 2-way glue pen to the order and bling away!  As always, click on the picture for a direct link to my Stampin Up on-line store. Thanks for stopping by and happy shopping.  Craft on!





Clean – Simple and Scattered!

Hope you had a great weekend, ready for another week?  Yesterday I made a “Dump Cake” for dessert.  I like to watch Food Network and The Pioneer Woman is one of my favorite shows. Ree made the cake in the show Saturday and it made me remember how my Grandma Sutterlin would make a cherry/pineapple one.  A dump cake is very simple, pie filling and/or fruit, cake mix and butter.  On Sunday, I decided to make two smaller ones splitting the cake mix – peach for my husband and blackberry for me – little whipped topping and all I can say is yummy yummy for the tummy!

Todays cards are clean, simple and use all of the stamps in the Seasonally Scattered stamp set from the 2014 Holiday Catalog.  These would make great note cards for gifts or cards to send in the mail.  The size of the card is actually 8.5″ long x 2.75″ tall (left to right) when scored and folded at 4.25″.  The colored cardstock matches the inks used, with the exception of thanks.  For the Thanks card, I inked the stamp with Hello Honey and dabbed at little Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow on before I stamped.  The whisper white the image is on is smaller than the stamp (3.75″ x 2.25″), make sure you have scrap paper underneath when stamping.  I had the cards finished when my 2-Way Glue pen fell off the shelf and onto my foot, it was a sign. LOL.  I took the glue pen traced inside the letters and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamond Glitter for some bling, of course this step is optional – but who doesn’t like sparkle.


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Thank you for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed the card. Remember to order any of the supplies, click on a catalog on the front page for a direct link to my on-line Stampin Up store.

Supplies (all Stampin Up):

Stamp set: Seasonally Scattered

Paper: Whisper White, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow and Strawberry Slush

Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Mossy Meadow and Strawberry Slush

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen and Liquid Glue

FMS152 – Give Thanks

Good morning, hope you are having a great weekend.  Not sure about where you live, but the weather  here sure has changed.  Friday it was in the upper 80’s, sunny and humid.  After work Friday,  decided not to run my errands, but spend some time in the pool, never know when pool time will end!  Saturday started sunny and humid, but by mid-afternoon there was a “cool” breeze and I needed a light blanket over my legs to sit out on the porch.  No long pants just yet, I’m not a long pants and closed in shoes kinda girl!  My husband starts his fall softball league today and I’m sure they all love the change in the weather

Thought I would participate in the Freshly Made Sketches 152 challenge this week, with a clean and simple designed card.  Once you take a look at the sketch below you will understand why clean and simple.  Remember to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see wonderful creations by their design team and other crafter like me.

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Here is the card I designed.  Card base is Cajun Craze with a top fold. Horizontal layer is For All Things Designer Paper matted on a piece of Soft Suede.  Used stamps from the For All Things stamp set for the focal image, layering two. Tied a little bow from Gold Bakers twine to place on top of the stamped bow. Gotta love sequins, noticed a tiny imperfection, little bit of liquid glue and sequins and no one would know!


Thank you for taking the time today to visit, hope you enjoyed the card.  Remember you can click on the card to order any of the supplies list below,  Craft On!

All Stampin Up Supplies:

Stamp Sets: For All Things and Good Greetings (Special Hostess offer September/October 2014)

Paper: Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, For All Things Designer Series Paper and Very Vanilla

Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Old Olive

Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, Gold Sequins (from the trim), Gold Bakers Twine

Happy Birthday Jason!

Happy 39th Birthday to my godson Jason, you have grown to be a fine young man.  I have to admit it seems like yesterday he  was that cute little kid  with blond hair riding a tricycle.  Below is the card I sent Jason for his birthday.  I used the Four Feathers Stamp set with matching framelits from the new 2014 Holiday Catalog. Colors are Night of Navy, Basic Gray, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight.

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Thank you for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the card today. Remember you can order any time of the day or night by clicking on the card for a direct link to my Stampin’ Up On-line store.  Craft On!


Stamp Sets: Four Feathers, Endless Birthday Wishes

Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray

Ink: Night of Navy, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight

Framelits: Feathers Framelits, Big Shot and Magnetic Platform

Accessories: Hexagon Punch (Banner ends) and Stampin Dimensionals

PCCCS#108 – Ho!Ho!Ho!

Happy Wednesday night, I must say these four day work weeks are nice, already half way through the work week. Looking forward to my haircut Thursday evening, for some reason its always nice to have someone else wash your hair!  Best part, will be when I get home and my husband will have made dinner, I see spaghetti and salad in my future.

Today’s post is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge #108. Please check the Paper Craft Crew blog by clicking the sketch below and you can see the projects by their design team and other crafters like myself.  Make sure to scroll down and see the ‘featured artisans’ for PCCCS#106 – first one listed is me!  It’s such an honor! Thank you to all who voted for me!

Sketch for this week is below. When I first saw the two squares on the lower left corner I thought of the new Tree Punch from the 2014 Holiday catalog and how cute they would be there.

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Here is the card I designed, with a Washi tape strip on the left side. To create the strip, I took a piece of Whisper White and alternated pieces of All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, wrapped around the sides and then adhered to a mat of Lost Lagoon.  The focus stamp is Bearing Gifts which has a greeting right under the bear. Since I did not want to use the greeting, I covered the words with a piece of tape, inked up the stamp, pulled the tape off and stamped the image.  The bear is colored with different Blendabilities.  I used Cherry Cobbler on the hat and Real Red on the greeting to tie them together.  The trees on the left are both stamped from the new Tree Punch and for the Glimmer tree, I just trimmed a little off each side for a smaller tree. Both trees are backed with Stampin Dimensionals.  Candy Dots accent the top right corner.

PCCCS 108 with tape


Thank you taking the time to stop by today, hope you enjoyed the project. You can order any of the products listed below at any time from my on-line store by clicking on the card above. Have a great day! Craft On!


Stamp Sets: Bearing Gifts and Good Greetings (currently  free Hostess set with $300 order/workshop)

Paper: Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Silver Foil Sheet, Silver Glimmer Paper and Whisper White

Ink: Memento Black, Real Red  and variety of Blendabilities

Accessories: All is Calm Designer Washi Tape, Tree Punch, Candy dots – Subtles – Stampin Dimensionals and Liquid Glue

Tip/Trick: Used the Hexagon Punch for banner ends on greeting strips

Weekly Deals – September 2 – 9, 2014

Here is a brochure for the new weekly deals good from September 2nd – 9th.   The Simply Press Clay, molds and reinkers are play dough for adults, have some fun with them. You can create custom embellishments for your products. The digital download is perfect for all the parent/grandparents/aunts/uncles who like to document back to school.  To order any of the items, simply click the brochure for a direct link to my on-line Stampin’ Up store.  Have a great day, thanks for stopping by.  Craft On!


Just Add Ink #229 – Rainbows

Happy Labor Day, if you have the day off from work, hope you are enjoying it with family or friends.  It’s humid and rainy here again today, not exactly cookout weather. We ended up visiting with friends last night, just plan on taking it easy today and making a few cards.

While in the pool Saturday, thought about the card I would make for this weeks Just-Add-Ink # 229 challenge, something “Bright, Fun & Happy – – “Rainbows”.  Remember to take time to visit their blog, direct link by clicking the image below, for projects from their design team and other crafters just like me.  Last week my Cascading Card was picked for Honorable Mention, pretty exciting if you ask me!

I knew I wanted a clean – simple card and the Four Feathers Stamp Set and ROYGBIV popped into my head.


Here is the card I designed, using  ROYGBIV (red-orange-yellow-green-blue-indigo-violet).  Those are such boring color names, Real Red, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder are much more exciting names!  I used a circle template, two circle framelits cut together to create a frame to adhere the feathers on.  The features were stamped  using Four Feathers Stamp set with matching ink and die cut with the Feather Framelits.  The wreath is popped up with dimensionals on a Whisper White mat, which is clear embossing with the Hardwood background stamp for texture.  Whisper White Organza Ribbon finishes the card.

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Thank you for taking time to visit today, hope you have a great week.  Remember you can order any of the supplies below my clicking on my card for a direct link to my on-line store.  Craft On!


Stamps: Four Feathers, Remembering Your Birthday and Hardwood

Paper & Ink: Real Red, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry and Wisteria Wonder

Paper: Whisper White for card base and mat Hardwood stamp embossed with clear embossing powder

Markers: various colors for greeting

Framelits: Circle Collection to create template for the wreath and Feathers Framelits, which match stamp set

Accessories: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals