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Tonight I am sharing a card I made for the ColourQ challenge. I saw the color palette this morning on one of the DT member’s blogs and knew the colors were perfect for a birthday card!


This is a sneak peek of a new Stampin’ Up! set coming out next month, Build a Birthday. I had so much fun building a cake!


2015 Card 38 - SU Build a Birthday


I used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge on the bottom of the card for “confetti” in Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.  The cake stand was stamped in Smoky Slate and then the layers were stamped with Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight. I inked up the banner with Stampin Write markers in Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana. I mounted the image panel on a piece of Daffodil Delight DSP and then mounted that on a Tangerine Tango card base.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black and tied on some Coastal Cabana thick baker’s twine to finish off the card.


Here is the color palette~



Thanks for stopping by!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Build a Birthday

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

DSP: Brights dsp stack

Other: stampin’ write markers in Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, thick baker’s twine – Coastal Cabana

Mother’s Day Cards

Hello and Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!


I had a great weekend with my Mom, she had the weekend off for the first time in months. Yesterday we spent the day shopping and today we went to breakfast, saw my sister & her family and then one of my stepsisters and her family. We had beautiful weather to enjoy a BBQ, didn’t think that would ever happen after our looooooong winter LOL!


This is the card I made my Mom and it’s for the Viva La Verve Week #2 sketch (sketch shown below with supply list).  I was inspired by one of the DT members cards to ink up Button Best for the first time :)


2015 Card 37 - Mothers Day Mom Verve Button Best-001



I used some older MME Tangerine papers that were in a card kit that’s been collecting dust for years lol.  The flowers were stamped, colored with copics and then fussy cut.  The leaves are also from Verve, Sprightly Sprigs die set.


Next up I have my mother-in-law’s card and I used the FTL11 – Take Two sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping. I used Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold and The Happy to build the sentiment.  The papers and embellishments are all from an old card kit.


2015 Card 36 - Mothers Day MIL Winnie Walter Big Bold Happy-001


I hope everyone had a nice day! It’s time for us to relax after being on the go all weekend!



Card #1

Stamps: Verve Stamps Button Best

Ink: MFT Steel Blue dye ink, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Bazzill, Copic Xpress It

PP: MME The Sweetest Thing Tangerine

Other: copics, MFT Lemon Drop buttons, ribbon from card kit, twine from my stash, Verve dies – Sprightly Sprigs




Card #2

Stamps: Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold & The Happy

Ink: SU Rose Red, SU Early Espresso

CS: Bazzill, TE Buttercream

PP: Pink Paislee London Market

Other: prima flowers, MFT Stitched Circle Stax, ribbon from kit

Disney Layout: Festival of the Lion King

Just barely squeaking in this layout for National Scrapbook Day!! My day didn’t go as planned, however I did get tons of pictures printed and made this 2 page layout for a challenge at Disney Scrappers. It is a color challenge to use red, orange, dark yellow, green and gray.  The inspiration picture was the Lion King so I scrapped these pictures from the Festival of the Lion King show that I saw with my Mom at Animal Kingdom last December.


2015 Page 9-10 Disney FOTLK 2014


The diamond design on the left page and the background piece on the right page were African inspired cuts I bought from the Silhouette Online Store. The font is also from Silhouette. It took me forever to cut everything and glue it together lol. It was good though to use my machine, it’s been ages since I turned it on! I used a border stamp from Sugar Pea Designs on the title piece.

I am hoping to get much more done tomorrow!  Thanks for stopping by!



Grungy Balloon Bash

TGIF and Happy May!


I saw the color challenge at As You Can See It this morning and designed this card in my head on the way home from work. It turned out just the way I hoped it would!  :)


2015 Card 35 - SU Balloon Bash-001


I started the stamped panel by stamping one of the images from Gorgeous Grunge stamped off once in Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise. The balloons were stamped in the same colors and then I stamped them once again and popped them up on dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and mounted on Daffodil Delight.  I then popped it up with dimensionals on the stamped panel.  The card base is Tempting Turquoise and the stamped panel was mounted on a piece of Real Red designer series paper from the Brights stack.


Here is a detail shot showing the dimension~

2015 Card 35 - SU Balloon Bash Inside



The color palette from AYCSI~



Tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day, one of my favorite holidays! I have plans to scrap on and off tomorrow…will be taking a break since the Red Sox are playing the Yankees and Mike and I like watching them together.  I hope to post a few times this weekend!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Balloon Bash, Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

DSP: Brights stack

Other: SU dimensionals