Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge and it's color week: My problem with this color scheme was how to make a card using obviously Halloween colors - but not make a Halloween card :-) Mind you, one of my besties does celebrate her birthday on Halloween... so the colors and the birthday card are perfect for her :-) I started with a Vanilla base... I know... shock! Me using a non-white base! I began by stamping the flowers onto the base and then added the sentiment onto the focal layer. I... Read more →


HI Everyone. Greetings for a wet, drippy and cool Minnesota. I have a quick post for you today and it showcases one of my favorite stamp sets - Good Morning Magnolia. Case this sketch has this great sketch and I couldn't wait to play along: As the central element is so strong, I decided to use a dark patterned paper and keep the magnolia very clean and simple. I embossed it with gold embossing powder and added a little gold watercolor to the middle. I used some very old SU paper that I have had for.... I think 7 years!... Read more →


Hi everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's Tic Tac Toe week! I worked really hard on the Tic Tac Toe to make it season appropriate and, looking out of my window I can see pumpkins, leaves, orange, fall and halloween. the only thing I can't see looking out of my window is patterened paper :-) For my card I chose to go straight down the middle with birthday, die-cut and cas. I wanted to showcase the fabulous textured background dies again and paired it with some of the wonderful... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's color week. So, black and white and ONE other color. As fall is just around the corner, really?! We only started summer about three weeks ago, didn't we? Anyway, I digress.... where was I? Oh, yes! As fall is just around the corner, I decided to go with orange. But, today's card has NOTHING to do with fall :-) As a last minute purchase, I slipped Stampin' Up's! Nine Lives into my basket. as I adored the little cat. I love the way... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Player's challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us: I really like this sketch and immediately knew what I was going to do with it. I began by masking off an area for the vertical element. I used my make-up brushes with a stencil to create the pattern. I then used one of my Ellen Hutson essentials stitched dies to emboss a border on either side of the stencil pattern. Here's a closeup: The rest of the card came together very quickly. I adhered... Read more →