Here’s a quick and easy Congrats card that I created. I like to have a few cards made and available in case something comes up and thought this would be perfect for an engagement or a wedding. I decided to use the Freshly Made Sketches #244 as an outline for this card.



Over the Rainbow

Thanks for joining me over at the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies this month. For this month, I decided to showcase a card that I made for my mom’s best friend Judy. My mom and July share the same birthday but were born in different years. They have been best of friends since I was about 3 years old. Judy loves colors so I thought why not showcase a beautiful rainbow on her card.

For this card, I used the following dies  MFT Rainbow die, Clouds dies and a sun die from Spellbinders. I used the Stampin Up! Marquee Messages Stamp set for the sentiments. Please leave me comments as I love to hear from all of you.


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Happy Bird Day!

Today is my Mom’s Birthday and she loves Flamingos! I just recently bought Pop of Paradise  from Stampin’ Up! with the Flamingo in it and knew that I was going to create a Birthday card for her. I looked at different examples of what others did out online but couldn’t find anything that I liked so I decided to create a little scenery for the card. I’ve decided to enter this into the challenge over at Stamping Sensations. This month is feature a creature.

For this card, I started out by stamping my flamingo and fussy cutting him out. I then used the Seaside Embossing Folder by Stampin’ Up to make my waves. For the sun, I used a spellbinders set to cut out the shape and stamped the sun. I didn’t like how it looked for the middle of the sun so I cut out the sentiment from a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set and used my 1″ circle punch to cut it out. To make it blend in a bit I blended my Daffodil delight ink around the sun. I then decided I wanted a palm tree so I used a stampscapes stamp Frond to make the tree. The base of the tree was made from a wood grain embossing folder. I added some white gel to give the waves a little more pop. The background of my card is sponged with marina mist.

Happy Birthday Mom!



Everyone could use a little Sunshine!   Have you ever had one of those weeks where it just feels like you don’t know if your going to see the Beautiful sun. Well this week was one of those weeks. Not that the sun wasn’t shining outside because it was, it  just felt like the rain was always coming down. I had two friends that last loved ones this  week and my heart just felt so heavy for them and still does.


I hope that the sun shines down on all of you this Week!


I have entered this card in the Freshly Made Sketches 242 Sketch Challenge.

Graduation Time

My son graduated from High School at the end of May and for his graduation card, I wanted it to be different from the traditional types. I decided to pull out some of my dies and this is what I came up with.


For this card, I started off by using my translucent embossing paste and adding a little Daffodil Delight ink from Stampin Up. I mixed them together and it came up with a beautiful yellow for the stars. I then used my stars stencil from Stampin Up to adhere the embossing paste on my paper. I went ahead and allow it time to dry and then I started planning the rest of my card.

I bought this wonderful light bulb die a while back from My Favorite Things and thought wouldn’t that be cute for the hat to sit on and then found a die that said Class of and I then found my little numbers. I dug thru my stash of dies some more and found the Congratulations for the top. After putting them on top of the dried stars I then decided to add the clear Stitch Circle behind the light bulb and words. I just loved how it turned out. My son loved it! He told me that I really did a great job on it.

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It’s Your Day Dad

With Father’s Day approaching us this month, I thought it would be fitting to make a card to let my Father-in-law know that it’s his Day. My father-in-law is an Awesome Dad. He is a Very hard worker (even though he is retired) and loves to spend time with family. He never fails to tell all of us how much he loves us. He is one of the Best Men that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving.


For this card,  I started off by die cutting my sail boat with DSP and card stock. I chose to use a retired Stampin Up DSP in the green stripes and crumb cake for the 2 sails, the base of the boat is wood grain. The sailboat die is by MFT stamps. I then cut my clouds out and decided to sponge them with a little tempting turquoise. The waves are also by MFT Stamps and called Stitched scalloped edges. I used a retired Stampin Up! DSP paper for them. The sentiment stamps are from June’s Stampin’ Up! Paper pumpkin kit.

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Love You Sew Much-Anything Goes with Dies

This month on Happy Little Stampers there’s a new challenge available for you to participate in. The challenge is Anything Goes with Dies.  I was selected as a Design Team member and this is my first card for this month. For this challenge, use any of your favorite dies with your favorite stamps, paper, or mixed media. I decided to use a new set of dies that I purchased a few weeks ago. This set is by Spellbinders and is called All Stitched Up.


About the project that I decided to use my new Dies on. This card is for my Mother-In-Law who will be celebrating her 75th Birthday next month. She sews all year long, not as much as she use to but she’s always working on a project for someone.


Think Happy for CAS Card Challenge

I just received a package in the mail with new stamps and stencils. Of course, I was so excited that I had to find a reason (ha ha) to use them right away. I decided to enter into the Anything CAS Goes with the optional color twist: Spring Green.

I have used several different items and brands in this card. They are as follows: Stampin’ Up cardstock in Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Vanilla and DSP, Stamplorations Happy Sunflower Stamp and Confetti Circles Stencil, Stampin’ Up! Botanical Blooms Dies, Ranger Distressed Inks, Stampin’ Up Hello Honey ink, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, MFT Washi Tape Dies, Stampin Dimensionals, Rhinestones and Tombow Glue.

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Using the Negative for HLS Challenge

I received an email about the Happy Little Stampers Die Cuts Challenge this month and when I viewed all of the showcase Designers this idea just popped in my head to use a die that I bought from mftstamps. It’s called Christmas Tree cutout. I’ve been trying to figure out different ways to use this die and when I saw how Ingrid had showcased using the negative it gave me this idea.


To make this card, I first trimmed my top layer to size (3.75 X 5). I then ran the die thru the big shot to cut out my image. Once this was completed I cut a second piece for the background. On the second piece, I used the Stampin UP!  Watercolor Wash Background stamp. In order to give it the variation of color that I was looking for, I used Ranger Distress inks to ink up the stamp. I used the mini stamps in multiple spots adding a bit of different greens to the mix. Once I added all of the different shades of green, , I then used a brown for the base of the tree and stamped on my piece of paper. I then let it dry and adhered the two pieces together. Once they were adhered, I cut my background piece of black (4 X 5.25) and adhered it to my green base. I decided to use the sentiment from the Stampin Up! Stamp Set Wondrous Wreath. I stamped it in Real Red. I added dimensionals behind the sentiment and the white card base so it would pop out. I then added Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the card to give it more of the Christmas feel. Hope you enjoy your week! Let me know what you think about the card and join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers!