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.

Paisleys and Posies

I love paisleys, I mean really love paisleys!  However, this bundle sat unused on my shelf since it first came out.   I finally broke it out for the current #royalchallenge and am pretty pleased with the resulting background and little leaves from the die set.

The colors in this card make my heart happy; So Saffron and Fresh Fig.  I used the Happy Birthday die in Fresh Fig.  The little leaves were first stamped with Fresh Fig on the matching cardstock.  The So Saffron dots are from the Subtles collection.

Here’s my card:

Have a Peachy day!

GDP 069/Colour Challenge

GDP 069/Colour Challenge  GDP (Global Design Project) is a weekly challenge starting each Monday.  My upline, Brian King,  is one of the designers for this challenge, so it’s always fun to play along.  This week’s challenge was to use Basic Black, Old Olive, and Calypso Coral.  At first I thought it would be a bit difficult to work these colors in, but when I started playing around, it all fell into place, with inspiration from Mary Fish‘s checkerboard card.

I used Calypso Coral cardstock and some retired DSP for the squares and cut them out using the smallest square on the Simply Stitched framelits.   The punch on the front is new (!!) and coordinates with the Label Me Pretty stamp set.  I simply layered 3 of the punches by cutting the Old Olive and Calypso Coral in half to form the outlines.  I’m pretty pleased, but wish I could have had the patience to do a full checkerboard design instead of the open one.

Here’s my card:

final (2)

And here’s the challenge button:

Happy weekend in my blue room!

My Blue Room, aka my room of random stuff, is where all my Stampin Up is stored and happily used.  I spent time CASE’ing (Copy and Share Everything) and creating for card challenges.  I even got one card created to meet two card challenges ~ always a bonus!

Cards with comments and basic supplies used are below.  I want to spend more time in there, but ….. I must grade papers;  I must grade papers;  I must grade papers…… if I say it enough, maybe I will get it done tonight.

Botanical Gardens
Still loving Botanical Gardens DSP, stamp and dies
CASEd from Karen Bernaud, Pinterest
CASE’d from Karen Bernaud on Pinterest
CASE’d from Connie Stewart’s video
GDP and MtS
Card Challenges GDP 085 and MtS 175
Fab Friday 111
Fab Friday 111

#GDP084 Global Design Project

I wanted to give my DH a little surprise while he is gone, so I made this card (following this week’s challenge) and packed it in his carry-on suitcase.  Hopefully he will find it, see his name on the front of the envelope, and open the card.

Loving the hexagon embossing folder, the Urban Underground DSP and cardstock.  Very thankful I also got the Urban Underground embellishments!

Urban Bob Love,WM.docx

Sarah’s wedding card

My step-daughter is getting married this weekend, so I made Sarah and Andy this wedding card.  My DH and DD said it didn’t look like a wedding card, so I added the Mr. & Mrs. and popped it up with dimensionals.  I rather liked the way the (retired Well Scripted) Congratulations kind of encircled the beautiful floral die cut, but neither one was too impressed.   I do like the way the card came out, but am kicking myself for not ordering any more thick Whisper White cardstock.  MUST get some!

I know Sarah will have thank you cards coordinating with her wedding invitations, but since you can never have too many thank you cards, I made her a set of 8 coordinating cards and envelopes.


One sheet wonder with Botanical Gardens

The template for this one sheet wonder makes 14 cards.  I love the paper but struggled with embellishments.  I kept thinking there should be some products to coordinate with the paper.  After card 7, I realized I have the stamp/die bundle on my shelves.  So, still stuck, I put everything away where it belongs and will move on to a wedding card.  My step-daughter is getting married next weekend and I need to make a card.  I hear Pinterest calling my name.  In the meantime, here are the first 6 cards from the OSW, and the link to the template is