Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Continuing my work on our 2015 photobook with our trip to Seaside, Oregon with Mike's parents.

I used the October Progressive Digi-Scrap Challenge to complete these two pages, you may view the 4 steps here:

Supplies Used:
Background - soft blue
Stamp Brush Sets - Vintage Overlays (#7 - gray, #8 - dark blue twice); Texture (light brown); Natural Composition Overlays (#9 -light brown); French Foliage (dark blue)
Embellishments - Dreams4EverDesigns (leaf); Seam Binding Ribbon (Crumb Cake);Like Sunshine (twine recolored blue);Sycamore Street (button recolored light blue); Basic Rhinestones; Monogram; Vacation (starfish)
Punch - Flag (tan)
Font - Beach (blue)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sprinkles of Life

I saw this color combination on the ColourQ Blog from a while back ago, and thought it would create a lovely card. (Daffodil, Coral, Suede, White).

I used retired washi tape for the yellow striped border.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Sprinkles of Life, Tin of Cards
Ink - Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand
Paper - Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories - Tree Builder Punch, Basic Rhinestones, scissors, Sweet Dreams washi tape

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Thursday, October 22, 2015


I created this page for the October Scraplift Challenge on the SplitCoastStampers website. You may view the challenge here:

With this challenge Sharon gave us a Fall Gallery to look through and choose something that worked for us. I have to tell you there were a few pages that I'd like to scraplift from this gallery.
This is the page I scraplifted from (BonitaKat):

Here are the supplies I used:
Background - Seasons (autumn)
Punch - Square (filled w/brown,yellow,white, Hawaiian Leaf DSP, Island Oasis DSP)
Embellishments - Paradise Found (flowers recolored yellow and white); Flower Brads (white)
Stamp Brush Sets - Paradise Found (leaf - brown and white); School Days (boxed checkmark - brown)
Font - Bernard MT Condensed and Franklin Gothic (brown)

Dreamy Card

LOL! I'm laughing at my title of my card! I usually use a word from each stamp set that is shown on the card.  The stamp sets here are 'Tin of Cards' and 'World of Dreams'. Well, the only thing I could come up with was 'Dreamy Card'.

BUT... it kinda fits, as this card is an anniversary card for Mike's parents who will be celebrating their 59th wedding anniversary! wow!

Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:
Stamp sets - Tin of Cards, World of Dreams
Ink - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Memento
Paper - Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories - Organza Ribbon (Whisper White); Taffeta Ribbon (Daffodil Delight), glue dots, sponge dauber, circle punch

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Vintage Thoughts - CTS137

I thought I would play with this sketch that I saved from August on the CAS(E) This Sketch Blog (CTS137).  You may view the challenge here:

I love the fall and I love my husband... so I incorporated fall leaves in this card for my husband celebrating our 13th wedding anniversary. =)

I had first thought to add the dotted lace trim along the edges of the white.... horror -- NOT a good look for a masculine card! LOL! I'm glad I changed it to be just the Delightful Dijon cardstock. whew!

Thanks so much for taking a look!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - Vintage Leaves, Best Thoughts
Ink - Delightful Dijon, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Paper - Always Artichoke, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Accessories - Big Shot, Leaflets Framelits, glue dots, scissors

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Warm Flowers

I LOVE fall colors!!! The cooler weathers bringing in beautiful colored leaves -- autumn is a favorite for me.  So, in using fall-ish colors was a good choice for this card.

I saw this layout in the Cardmaker magazine and wanted to create with it.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set - Flower Patch
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodgrain TIEF, Flower Fair Framelits, Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die, Simply Scored Tool, Dotted Lace Trim (Delightful Dijon), glue dots

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Boy with Dreams

Not sure who I created this card for... I just had to play with my new stamp set "World of Dreams".  I paired it with the sentiment from "Boys will be Boys".  (Thus, you see why I named the card!)

I love the masking technique with the sponging on cards.  I don't do this often, but the effect is stunning.  On this particular card it almost looks like it's dusk outside.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets - World of Dreams, Boys Will Be Boys
Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Paper - Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Whisper White
Accessories - sponge daubers, Taffetta Ribbon (Soft Suede - retired), glue dots

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