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27th Anniversary Card

My first card in two weeks!


I’ve been working in my room a lot organizing stamps and pulling stuff out for Fall/Halloween use next month. I was supposed to craft on my days off last week and got sidetracked by several things.  Yesterday I ended up purging part of my scrap closet which resulted in piles all over the room and other parts of the house.  I am hoping to get my room in order by the end of the week so I can craft a bit easier.


Tonight I made this card for my mom and stepdad’s 27th wedding anniversary.  Since they live up the street, I got to make it a bit lumpy because I was hand delivering it 🙂   I used the current color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary. Calypso Coral is one of my favorite SU colors so I had to do this challenge!


I got to use new stamps and paper on this card! In my last order I got the Number of Years stamp set and dies, and A Little Foxy dsp.  The colors of the challenge are in this paper pad and the heart paper was perfect to use on my card! I also got the new Layering Circle framelits, really love these! I can see me using them a lot.


2016 Card 83 - SU Number of Years Anniversary


I am really happy with how this card turned out, despite not giving myself much time to get it done lol!




Have a great night!


Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Number of Years

Ink: Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

DSP: A Little Foxy

Other: Layering Circle framelits, Large Number framelits, dimensionals, Calypso Coral thick baker’s twine, Subtles enamel shapes

Best Birds for PPA

Hi again!


Tonight I made a card for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge while watching the Olympics. I used lots of new SU products that I got a few weeks ago.


2016 Card 82 - SU Best Birds


I stamped one of the birds from Best Birds in Island Indigo on Whisper White cardstock. I mounted the bird on a Whisper White circle stamped with another image from the set in Sahara Sand. The pretty papers are from the new Blooms & Bliss dsp and I added some new Blushing Bride stitched satin ribbon. The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and I added a few Sahara Sand candy dots. The only non-SU product I used is my beloved MFT Stitched Circle Stax dies.


Here is the sketch~



Have a good night!


Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up! unless otherwise noted

Stamps: Best Birds

Ink: Island Indigo, Sahara Sand

CS: Sahara Sand, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss 

Other: MFT Stitched Circle Stax dienamics, SU Blooms & Birds thinlits, neutral candy dots

Just Because for Share Joy Challenge



I made this card on Friday and mailed it out to a friend to say hello today.  I used the sketch and tic tac toe challenge at the Share Joy Challenge.


I used one of my favorite summer sets from Taylored Expressions, A Day in Paradise, for the main image and sentiment. The splatters were created using a stamp from SU Gorgeous Grunge and Marina Mist ink stamped off once.


I chose the first line for the tic tac toe portion of the challenge – wood veneer, stitching and ink splatter.


2016 Card 81 - Taylored Expressions A Day in Paradise


I just love how this card turned out!




Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Taylored Expressions A Day in Paradise, SU Gorgeous Grunge

Ink: SU Night of Navy, Marina Mist

CS: TE Sprinkles, Sugar Cube

PP: Authentique Seaside

Other: MFT Stitched Circle Stax, Studio Calico wood veneer, dimensionals

Happy Bear-thday

Happy August!! I’m a week late in saying that lol…I have created a little but haven’t been blogging anything. Not sure why…is blogging losing its appeal or am I just too busy?  I use my mobile devices so much more and find it hard to make time for the computer (which is so much easier when adding graphics/links and such for challenges!)


Anyways, I have about 15 minutes left to get my card entered for the sketch #459 at Mojo Monday!  I used my new MFT BB Beary Special Birthday stamp set. The bears in the set are so cute!!  I paired my bear with It’s My Party paper from Stampin’ Up!


2016 Card 80 - MFT Beary Special Birthday


Here is the sketch~



That’s all for tonight!