Posting on Thanksgiving Day….

It’s been a while since I have posted anything.  I was working on an order of 40 baby shower invitations and they turned out adorable!  Of course, I didn’t take a picture before I delivered them.   I’ve made cards for challenges and then didn’t get them posted in time.  I have a bunch of cards of which I didn’t take pictures.  So, here’s a bunch of cards I’ve done this Thanksgiving week.   Sometime soon, before Sunday, I have a pile of papers to grade and plans to write.  Choices:  relax in my blue room (AKA my room of random stuff) or do schoolwork…………….

My daughter saw some of the Christmas cards I made and decided she wanted a dozen.  I was gifted the Quilted Christmas DSP stack at #WCMDAtlanta2017 and so I used a bunch of it for these cards.   I used some gold metallic enamel shapes and some silver rhinestones for the accents on the cards.

Cara's cards

Last night, Wednesday, I saw a beautiful Lovely as a Tree eclipse card from on one of the demo pages on FB.  I commented how the card is CASE worthy, and then stayed up way too late CASE’ing this card.  Here are my CASEs.  The very back layer is done in Always Artichoke, the middle layer is a stamped off Mossy Meadow, and the large trees in the front is Mossy Meadow.  LOVE these cards!  (Note to self:  it’s much, much easier to use a roll of foam tape instead of dimensionals!)

I sent these pictures to my daughter and, of course, she now wants some of the NOEL card as well.  They are beautiful, don’t you think?

Tonight, I went back to the blue room to create a couple more of the eclipse cards and used the Season of Cheer DSP.  I was experimenting with background colors and did the first one with Dapper Denim, which I liked.  Then I made the second card with the Cherry Cobbler, and I LOVED it!  Here are those cards:

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Have a Peachy weekend.

Dapper Denim for #GDP110

Have I said before I am a non-traditional Christmas colors kind of person?  I love blues and silvers together for Christmas.  When I saw the sketch for  Global Design Project 110, I knew that I wanted to use the Color Theory DSP stack, specifically the Dapper Denim pieces.  I hope that the card I created tonight is within the framework of the sketch!

I used Dapper Denim ink and Color Theory DSP, Whisper White, silver thread, and my Clear Wink of Stella (it’s very diffcult to see, but the whole sentiment has a couple of layers and the middle tree is covered as well).  The stamp set and dies are from the Carols of Christmas bundle.

My card is definitely BLUE, and I hope the silver thread and Wink of Stella calm it down some what.  This card is all about layers, layers, layers.

Here’s my card:


Here’s the #GDP110 sketch:

Have a Peachy day!



Basic Black, Old Olive, and Gold ~ oh my!

#GDP109 is a color challenge this week using Basic Black, Old Olive, and Gold.  Let me start by saying I really am not a yellow gold person.  Silver – all day long.  Not so much with gold.

What better to create with these colors than a Christmas card?  I’d first made this card in Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, and silver thread and then again using the #GDP109 colors.  I used the Carols of Christmas bundle, Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock, the fabulous Merry Little Christmas DSP,  gold thread, Stitched Shape die set, and the Sheet Music stamp.  Ink was Basic Grey (for the Sheet Music background), and Basic Black for the sentiment.  After I put the gold thread behind the sentiment I realized it is so fine that it almost can be overlooked and therefore, the card needed more gold.  Enter my Wink of Stella pen, which I used as an accent on the trees at the bottom of the card and ditch surrounding the sentiment from the Stitched Shape square.

I love this stamp set, the whole bundle, the Sheet Music background stamp, and the DSP.  Who would have thought that Black and Old Olive would have made this alternative colors for Christmas person so happy!

Here’s my card:


Here’s the Cherry Cobbler one as well:

Deck the Halls, cherry cobbler

Here’s the #GDP109 challenge link:

Have a Peachy day!


InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Thankful Thoughts InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop!  There are so many ways to say, “Thank you!” – today’s blog hop is filled with projects that share our gratitude.  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products that help us show our gratitude – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Here’s my grateful card:

To make the background paper I used the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I  first masked and stamped the leaf trio using Old Olive, and layered the details in Old Olive as well.  I then turned to the sunflowers using the Painted Harvest stamp set, I used only Elegant Eggplant by stamping off the first layer of the flowers.  I then used full strength for the second layer, and I am thrilled with the way they turned out.   When I finished, I realized I wanted to have a little extra something in all the white space, so I stamped off Old Olive and just used the detail part of the leaf stamp in just a few select places.

For this card, I pulled out Old Olive for the base and thought, eh ~ not the pop I wanted.  Then I put it on Elegant Eggplant and literally said “WOW” out loud (and to myself but  I didn’t answer, so it’s all good).   I punched out a Pretty Label from the base piece (no one will ever see all the ugly behind the Whisper White), stamped my greeting and cropped it so that the rectangle just shows the label on the top and bottom.  Added a piece of jute ribbon, some linen thread behind the label, and popped on a set of leaves from the Leaf Punch.  All kinds of mini-dimensionals were used.  Love those things!  A card with 2 layers of the minis will mail just as easily as a card with a single layer of the regular dimensionals.

My list of supplies, which I now realize sounds much more complicated than it was, is as follows:

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Suede (center of flowers) ink pads

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White cardstock

Painted Harvest and Paisleys and Posies stamp sets

Burlap ribbon, Linen Thread, Pretty Label Punch, Leaf Punch, and mini-dimensionals.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  Thank you for hopping along with us.  The next blog is Shawn de Oliveira at you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up below as a guide.

Have a Peachy day!



  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Karen Browning at
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’

It’s another FUSION challenge card….

The Fusion challenge is fun because there are two choices: a sketch or inspiration picture.  Participants can use the sketch, inspiration picture, or a combination of both.   This week I chose the sketch.

Here is my card:

Fusion teacups

I used the absolutely gorgeous Whole Lot of Lovely DSP,  Tranquil Tide and Soft Suede cardstock for this card.  The contrasting DSP is actually the front and back of the same sheet of paper.  While it’s acceptable to make minor changes to the layout, this card is straight from the sketch in the shapes and layout, and it’s easy when the it is done for you.   The greeting is from All Things Thanks, and I love the font!  I didn’t actually stitch around the greeting, I just used a Stampin Write Marker to color in the “stitched” part of the cropped circle done with Stitched Shapes framelits.

I love the way this came together, including the Crushed Curry candy dot, which is covering a tiny smudge.  Happy accident.

Here’s the Fusion challenge:

Have a Peachy day!


GDP# 105 color challenge

This week’s Global Design Project’s color challenge is to use Peek-a-Boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Lemon Lime Twist.  My submission card is take 2 for the challenge, even though the color combo was bright and semi-Springtime, which is how my first card turned out.

For take 2, I used the Peek-a-Boo Peach and Tangerine Tango for the sunflowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the fern leaves.  Early Espresso was used for the center of the flowers and the base of the card.  I wound up having to use the tiny 5 dot stamp in a random pattern to cover up a couple of “oops” marks.  The label also helped.  I love layering the Pretty Label Punch and this time I added  Stitched Shapes circle as the bottom layer, which really makes the greeting front and center.

This stamp set is fabulous, and I have seen some really out-of-the-box cards using it on Pinterest and demo sites on facebook.  I’ve recently fallen in love with the two step tiny acorn stamps and will be sharing a card featuring them later this week!

Here’s my card:GDPcolor

Here’s the challenge:

Have a Peachy day!!

Painted Harvest for CTS # 247

I have been working on Thanksgiving cards and, so far, no two are the same layout.  I love, love, love the Painted Harvest Suite!   The sunflowers are stunning and I’ve seen them in so many color combinations.  My combo for this card was a base of Tangelo Twist and topped with Cajun Craze.

To match the rotating bars on the sketch, I used the fern stamp from the set and stamped 3 times without re-inking, and then repeated for each section.  The greeting is the same one I have used for all my Thanksgiving cards, and probably will for all of them.  I used the new Label Punch for the sentiment and then trimmed it down, same for the matted border.

I used Whisper White even though the DSP is Very Vanilla, but I only have a sliver of the DSP showing under the Whisper White front.  I felt like it needed something, so I put the piece of the Tangelo Twist ribbon under the sunflower, which is popped up on the dimensionals, as is the greeting.

Here’s my card:

CTS #247

Here’s the challenge sketch:

Have a Peachy day!