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Good afternoon and Happy December!

I made this card last night for a coffee swap using Newton Loves Coffee from Newton’s Nook and the new sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch.


I used a newer paper pad from Basic Grey called Barista and colored Newton with copics. When deciding on the cup color, I went with red after all the controversy a few weeks ago over the Starbucks cups lol. I think it’s a nice pop of color with the mostly neutral color palette. For embellishment, I added a border die cut and a few sequins. 

Here is the sketch~

I will be back later with another cat card and I am hoping to start a few other series tonight, one being the 25 Days of Christmas! We’ll see how much I can get done though. 


Stamps: Newton’s Nook Designs Newton Loves Coffee

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Hot Fudge hybrid

CS: MFT Kraft, Black Licorice, Xpress Blending Card

PP: Basic Grey Barista

Other: copics, MFT Wonky Scallop border die, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow sequins

Amber layouts 

Good morning!

When I was on vacation I made it a point to scrapbook a bit. My group had their 24 hour challenge (which I won!!) and I did two of the monthly challenges.

Here are all my pages~

 The 24 hour challenge using October Afternoon Holiday Style.  
The monthly sketch using more of the Holiday Style collection.

The monthly sketch rotated using Nikki Sivils Tree Love. I dug deep in my stash for this stuff! I added some newer Thickers and a burlap leaf cut from some paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby a few months ago.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Double Pocket Card

Tonight’s creation is a double pocket card. I joined a pocket card swap since I haven’t made one in ages. Instead of going with the fold I know, I decided to try something new. I found a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for the double pocket card

I watercolored the teacup bouquet stamp from Taylored Expressions with my Zig Clean Color brushes since I haven’t used them in awhile. 

Here are the tags I put in the pockets~  

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Taylored Expressions Teacup Bouquet

Ink: Ranger Archival Black

CS: Canson Mix Media 98lb paper, Bo Bunny, MFT Cool as a Cucumber, Wild Wisteria, Cement Gray

PP: Basic Grey Wisteria

Other: Zig Clean Color brushes, Tim Holtz waterbrush, MFT Stitched Tag Stax, PTI Fresh Snow satin ribbon, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, The Twinery twine

Roll with It

I almost forgot to share this card! I made it on Wednesday afternoon for a transportation swap. The new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches sparked an idea and I went with it.


2015 Card 114 - Avery Elle Roll with It


I stamped the yellow striped background with an MFT background stamp using my MISTI. It was so easy and probably the first time I got a really good impression from one of these stamps.  I masked a circle on it so I could spotlight my bike that I stamped afterwards.  I then cut that panel with a Dotted Die from Avery Elle. I added a strip of patterned paper, added the sentiment, and sprinkled some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


Here is the sketch~




Stamps: Avery Elle Roll with It, MFT Diagonal Stripes background

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, MFT Blu Raspberry, MFT Lemon Chiffon

CS: Papertrey Ink Stampers Select White

PP: Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray

Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sunny Days sequins, Avery Elle Dotted Dies