Grateful Bunch

My up line challenged all of us last week.  She called it Creative Weekend Challenge and she shared this template.


She said, “Make something,” so…

I started with this…


Delightfull Bunch Daisy You are Loved-2

I thought this one had too much blue in it, so…

I made this one.  I still didn’t care for it so I  turned it on its side.  🙂  It was much better! 🙂


Delightfull Bunch Daisy You are Loved-1

I cut out the flowers on both by hand.  I also used the 2014-2016 Stampin’ Write Markers Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey for the top card and Calypso Coral and Hello Honey Stampin’ Write Markers for the second card along with ink pads.   I also used the Sale-a-bration item Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper.  Hope you like them.  They are both nice.  🙂

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!















A Happy Thing

Today I am sharing two cards that remind me of a very happy thing; my trip to Italy in 2006 with my sister.  While we were there I remember seeing lemon trees, and I even purchased a few pieces of Deruta Italian pottery that was manufactured and hand painted in Umbria, Italy.    I purchased what I would call a serving platter, pasta serving bowl, and wine pitcher that are adorned with lemons.  You can see a photo of the pattern here.  I received my inspiration for these two cards from these three pieces of pottery.  I  used the Sale-a-bration set A Happy Thing when I created these two cards.  I also used the masking technique which I will explain at the end of my post.

Gold Lemon Thanks

I have always loved the way navy and yellow look together.  I think they are classic, and the colors always remind me of summer!  The “Thanks” card is embossed in gold and colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

Lemon Friendship

The sentiment on this friendship card is embossed in gold, but the lemons are not.  They are stamped in the Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.

What is the masking technique?  If you are familiar with the stamp set I used, you know there is only one lemon image in the set.  Masking is when you stamp the image on scrap paper and cut it out.  You then stamp the image again onto the card stock you will be using.  After stamping, you cover it with the cut out image, re-ink your stamp and stamp another image right next to the first one you stamped.  When you do this, it will look like one is behind the other.  That’s why it is called masking.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today. Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


both lemons

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Hello Sweet Friend

The weather is unbelievable!  There is a saying here in Colorado, and that is “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change.”  It is doing just that!  We had close to 72 degrees here yesterday, and today we are expecting what some are saying is going to be our worst winter storm this year.  As I look out the window, the snow is coming down so fast that it is almost a white out.  The temperature today is about 30 degrees colder than yesterday.  You gotta love spring time in the Rockies.  I’ve seen it snow here on May 1st.  It is nice to be inside today, and what is even nicer is my school district is closed tomorrow, so I won’t have to drive in the snow.  We always get a random day in April off, and tomorrow is it.  I would prefer warmer weather, but if we’re gonna have a blizzard, I’d rather be home than out driving to work in it.

Today’s card features the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Dies.  I had an idea awhile ago to use only a portion of the die once it is cut out, but it seems that by the time my ideas ever come to fruition someone else’s do first.  So then I have to say that the card is CASEed.  Well, this card is partially CASEed because I think I saw one somewhere on the internet with only part of the thinlit die on a card.

You get today’s card in two versions and in two different colors.  The first is a simple version, and then I stepped it up a little and added a few more things on the second.  I also changed the colors on the second because the first card looked like someone had spilled red wine on it.  (What a waste of  red wine!) 🙂  Hope you like both, but feel free to let me know which you prefer.

Here you go!  Here’s the “wine” card…


Hello Sweet Friend-1


Here’s the one I like better.  🙂

Hello Sweet Friend-2



Hello Friend Watercolor Note Card

Do you believe it?  Two posts in as many days!  Who would have thought?!

My spring break has been busy.  I spent the majority of it re-painting my guest bedroom.  It is about time!  We’ve lived in our home for 13 years now, and this is the first time I’ve painted that room.  I can’t believe I’ve allowed guests to actually sleep in it…it was a pit!  I finished with the painting, but I am still waiting for the carpeting to arrive.  Once it gets here, I will install it and start the fun part, and that’s the decorating.  I’ve already purchased new curtains and comforters for the beds.  But I will still need lamps and pictures to hang, etc.  It will be fun.  The colors I chose for the room are gray and yellow.

As promised last time, this is card number 2 of the Watercolor Wonder Note Card set I mentioned.   I really like the way this one turned out.  The sentiment is stamped so crisply that it almost looks like it was computer generated.  I also like this card because it is trendy and modern.  Hope you like it too..

Watercoler Wonder Note Card - 2

Here’s what I used on this card.

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards  133362

Peachy Keen Stamp Set  133110-w/133113-c

On Film Framelits Dies  132969

or BUNDLE the stamp set and dies and SAVE


Jet Black Staz On  101406

Island Indigo Classic Ink  126986

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Tangerine Tango Card Stock  111349

Smokey Slate Card Stock  131202

Silver Foil Sheets  132178

3/4″ Circle Punch  119873

 Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!