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Happy Sunday. Again! :-) I have a card that I made using the new Stampin' Up! Forever Flourishing dies - that will be available this coming Wednesday! I saw this great sketch across at CAS Colors and Sketches and had this idea in my head to use three of the dies as the focal element. Here's the sketch: I stamped the leaves that have a matching die, and die-cut the leaves that don't have a matching stamp. With me? Not all of the dies in the Forever Flourishing die set have a stamp that matches them. :-) For the leaf... Read more →

Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a tic-tac-toe challenge. I went diagonally with flower, die-cut and embossing and used a set I bought a few month's ago. The purchase was inspired by the birthday card I received from Lou that was covered in gorgeous wild roses. I kept everything clean and simple and fussy cut the flower before mounting on a die-cut frame. I took a piece of black card stock and embossed a white sentiment onto it. Here's my card: The design team have some wonderful inspirations for you: Ann... Read more →

Happy Friday! I have another card to share with you using the new Stampin' Up! Forever Fernery set that will be available June 3rd. Over the last week or so you have seen multiple examples with more layers and DSP than I normally use. For this card, I went Clean and Simple the whole way! Here are the colors from Color Throwdown and the sketch from Freshly Made: I fell in love with the crisp black, white and turquoise colors across at CTD and was very flummoxed by the sketch across at FMS. Now... one of the whole things about... Read more →

Happy Thursday! I have a quick card for you today featuring the fabulous Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala set. I was inspired by the colors across at Cupcake Inspirations and try as I might, I couldn't get the idea of butterflies out of my head for this challenge! I don't often use cream as the base for my cards, but I loved the way this very soft cream looked with the pink and black. I kept the pink to the butterflies, the cream to the base and the black as the outline of the butterflies - and for the sentiment. I... Read more →

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I saw this great sketch across at AtlanticHearts and I had to think about it for a while. I love the fact that the AH sketches really do challenge me - and that's one of the reasons I like playing along. I finally decided to pull out some dies that I haven't used before - the flowers and stem from the Stampin' Up! Cherry Blossoms dies. I've used the one that matches the Forever Blossoms stamp set, but have never used the Cherry Blossom dies. I began by... Read more →