Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and she has a color challenge for us: These aren't colors I would generally put together simply because I dislike Calypso Coral! :-). I don't have Balmy Blue in my stash, so had to make do. It took me a little while to determine what I was going to do - I SO wanted to do florals, but decided not to go all in on them. I also made a square card - mmmmmm... can't remember the last time I made a square card, but... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's Tic Tac Toe week! I decided to go diagonally = die-cut, embossing and floral. I needed a sketch and decided to make a second card with the great Freshly Made Sketches sketch this week. I hope they will forgive me that I put the side panel on the left so that it fit with my die-cut floral :-) Before I share tonight's card with you, I'd like to point out that the world is about to turn on its axis!!... Read more →


HI Everyone. Happy Saturday. This is my second post today :-). I'm popping in to share a card I made for The Card Concept and Freshly Made Sketches Here's the sketch from FMS: and here's the inspiration photo from Card Concept: As soon as I saw the inspiration photo from the Card Concept I knew what I was going to do. I pulled out a very old piece of photo DSP from Stampin' Up! and blended Broken China ink over the top of it to give it a similar color to the inspiration photo. I then stamped and fussy cut... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch challenge for us and it is such a great sketch: I wasn't quite sure where to go with this, but I looked in my stash and realized that I had a couple of newish stamp sets that would work really well. I pulled out two Ellen Hutson Essentials sets called A breve Note and Latte Love and combined them to create my card I started with the back panel. I used two of the coffee cups from the... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. I had promised to share the other Mermaid Splash cards with you tonight, but had forgotten that it was the night of our Paper Players challenge! So the Mermaid cards will have to wait until tomorrow :-) It's the fabulous Ann's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a sketch for us: There are lots of layers for those of you who love to add texture and pattern. I decided to use an old specialty paper pack that really highlights Navy. As navy pairs so well with pink, I decided to... Read more →