Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May Paper Pumpkin Alternative


Hello! We are still having some weather here so I feel like spring is finally here to stay!! Yay! Yesterday in the mail, I received my Paper Pumpkin kit for May. It's been a while since I've been part of the Paper Pumpkin family but since we've been at home the past couple of months, I thought it was a good time to rejoin. My daughter has been into making cards a lot lately so I thought these kits would be fun for her to help put together. I love that these kits have everything you need to put together some cute projects! This month's kit was extra special because it included the new 2020 - 2021 In Colors. These new colors are so great!! Just Jade, Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight are the new colors. So far I think Magenta Madness is my favorite but I'm sure it will change over time!


For my first card, I decided to mix things up a bit and use pieces from the different cards to put my own card together. For some reason, I like coming up with my own cards before making them according to the instructions. But the cards that are shown are also super cute and I will be doing those next!


For more information on signing up for Paper Pumpkin, please contact me. These kits are great if you want to do some crafting but don't feel like making a big mess. Everything you need comes in the box so it's perfect for crafting in the living or outside on a nice day!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 16, 2020


Hello! I'm back on this gorgeous sunny day with another Peaceful Poppies card. I used the Peaceful Poppies DSP again along with the the black and white stripe paper from the Golden Honey Specialty DSP from Sale-a-bration. I cut the black and white strip paper with one of the dies from Stitched So Sweetly.

I then cut two poppies using Purple Posy card stock (my favorite) and leaves using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive card stock. The "thanks" sentiment is from the Well Written dies. I finished off the card with Mossy Meadow twine, Black Glittered ribbon and Iridescent sequins.


This card was pretty quick to put together and would be a great way to use up your DSP. I love mixing and matching different DSPs and finding fun color combinations.


I would love to see you CASE this card and come up with your own mix matched DSP combos.

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Mother's Day Cards


Hello! I know it's been quite a while since I've posted. At the beginning of this quarantine in March, time was moving like molasses but somehow since April, time has been flying by. Work, homeschooling and other random chores have wiped me out so by the end of the day, I'm beat and not up for crafting. But I managed to find some time and energy this past week to make mother's day cards. I know we are past mother's day but I still wanted to share the cards as the sentiments could be easily swapped for birthday, thank you, etc.

Again, I used the Peaceful Poppies suite. One of my favorites of all time. I love all the colors in the papers and the dies are fantastic. As you can see I used the same layout for both cards but just used different papers from the pack.


I used Night of Navy as the base for both cards. The flowers and leaves were die cut with the Poppy Moments dies and DSP. The flowers/leaves were then layered on Sparkle Glimmer paper that was die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly dies.


The sentiment is from Well Said and is stamped on Petal Pink card stock that was punched with the Classic Label Punch. Additional touches to the cards are a strip of Purple Posy linen ribbon, a Mossy Meadow linen thread bow and Champagne Rhinestone basic jewels.

Make sure you stock up on this paper before it's gone by the end of the month. Although I have to tell you the new catalog has some great DSP.

Stay tuned as I will have another card to share this week with the Peaceful Poppies suite. I made this card a while ago but just never found the time to share it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2020

TGIFC258 - Rainbow Hello

Hello! I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. We enjoyed another weekend on quarantine but at least the weather was nice so we got outside for a bit. I also made my first batch of macarons with my daughter so that was fun. For my first time I think they came out pretty good. My daughter and I also spent some time making cards. It's her favorite thing to do lately. She made some cards for her friends and cousin and I played along with the TGIF challenge. This week's challenge was a color challenge - rainbow was the color!


 I love making rainbow cards. Plus who couldn't use a rainbow card right now to brighten your day.


I used one of the hearts from the Be Mine Dies and cut them out in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Blushing Bride card stock. Isn't it so pretty?!

Behind the hearts is Dazzling Glimmer paper cut with the Stitched Nested Labels dies. And all of that is layered on a piece of the Golden Honey Specialty DSP.

The sentiment is from Seriously The Best. I stamped it on black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder. After I cut out the sentiment I added several strips of ribbon: Denim Ribbon, Purple Posy Linen Ribbon and Whisper White Polka Dot tulle ribbon.


After I put the card together, I looked through all of my embellishments and added enamel dots in various colors to the hearts along with some rhinestone jewels.

I love a pretty rainbow card. I hope to do some more rainbow cards soon!

Stay safe and healthy!


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Global Design Project #232

Happy Saturday!! I have a fun and pretty card to share today. I used some of my quarantined time today to play along with the Global Design Project challenge this week. The challenge this week was to CASE the Designer. Here is the card to CASE this week:

This was such a pretty card to CASE. Now here is my card!


I pretty much CASED the card exactly. I loved all the flowers and bright colors. I took out the Abstract Impressions stamp set which I haven't used all that much lately. I forgot how much I love this set. It's great for making your own DSP.


I stamped the flowers in Petal Pink/Grapefruit Grove and Pool Party/Blueberry Bushel. The leaves are Soft Sea Foam/Granny Apple Green. And I used one of the grass stamps in the set stamped with Pineapple Punch and filled in the white spaces. I stamped it on scrap paper first so the yellow wasn't so bright.

My hand crafted DSP was layered on top of the Peaceful Poppies DSP. I then used another flower image from the set and stamped 3 more flowers that I cut out and layered around the circle.


This was such a fun challenge. I love how bright and cheerful my card came out! I'm definitely going to try this again in some other colors. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 20, 2020

Friday Magnolias!


Hello, Happy Friday! How is everyone doing during this quarantine?? I've been fairly quiet on here as I've been juggling working from home and homeschooling at the same time! Yikes, it's been a bit of a learning curve. And then last week I was down with strep throat for a few days. So the past few weeks have been interesting. With all my extra time at home, I'm hoping to get some more crafting time in.

Today's card it one that I made a couple of weeks ago but hadn't shared yet. It's been a while since I've used the Good Morning Magnolia Bundle so I decided to use that for this card. I chose to use some light colors (Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam and Gray Granite) paired against the black background.


I love how this card came out. It's definitely a hand delivery type of card since you don't want to squish that pretty flower. The large magnolia flower was stamped on Basic Black card stock and embossed with clear embossing powder. It keeps the background subtle by letting the pretty flower shine.

Behind the flower are some Soft Sea Foam leaves, a Pool Party circle and Gold Shimmer ribbon. The Hello sentiment is from Well Written and it's stamped on Gray Granite card stock that was punched with Classic Label punch.


I hope you are all staying sane and inside during this time. I also hope you're able to get some crafting time in to get your mind off of things.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 5, 2020

GDP #230 - Magnolia Floral Thank You

Hello! I'm playing along with the Global Design Project challenge this week. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge. This is a great basic sketch. Pop on over to Global Design Project to check out the projects from the design team.

Now here is my submission.


I pulled out the Good Morning Magnolia bundle for this card. This set was one of my early favorites from the annual catalog. It's such a great flower for coloring. I used the Petal Pink and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends for the flower. After I colored the flower, I die cut it and then cut the leaves so I could rearrange them behind the flower.


I layered the flower on a Terracotta Tile circle. This is my first time using this color and I like how it goes with Petal Pink. The DSP used is the Golden Honey DSP from the SAB catalog. Again, this DSP has some really great bold and basic prints.

The sentiment is from Seriously The Best, which is so fitting. This set really is great. I didn't think I needed it at first but I love having a large script sentiment and then smaller sentiments to go with them.


Oh and one other fun element I used on this card are the leaves from the Magnolia Lane cork embellishments. I tucked them in behind the other leaves for some additional texture to the card. It gives the card a fun pop!

Isn't this a fun challenge??!

Have a great day!