Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our final Paper Players challenge of the year. The first time I made this card, I made it with the incorrect color green! ugh! So, I had to go back and correct it today! For my card I used one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets - Poinsettia Petals. I used both the die-cut and the embossing elements of the set once I had colored my elements. I mounted it onto the closest thing I had to Very Vanilla, sadly it isn't as rich as Very Vanilla is. I used the... Read more →


Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has the perfect theme for us: It's a perfect theme for me as we have lots of fresh snow on the ground and the world looks pretty much like the inspiration photo! I used a snowflake stencil from The Greetery to create a softly blended background for my card. I then stamped the elements from one of the stamps from the Budding Beauties Winter set - also from the Greetery. However, the stem alone just didn't feel right so I pulled a die... Read more →


Happy Saturday and a belated Merry Christmas to all. Lou and I both hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend time with your loved ones - albeit remote for many of us! I had meant to share this card with you yesterday, but when I scheduled it to publish I scheduled it for the wrong date! I created multiples of these cards for our personal Christmas cards this year. I mixed some of my new The Greetery goodies - Hoop Wreath Stamp Set and the Hoop Wreath die with a favorite die from Stampin' Up!... Read more →


Happy Monday! Festive Friday have another great challenge and I couldn't wait to play along. I needed to make a Christmas card for our amazing postal worker. Really.... it doesn't matter if its -47 degrees or +115 degrees, postie is out there every day delivering mail. This year has been particularly tough and I know our postie has worked some really long hours, so I decided to use the Festive Friday inspo board to create a card using several new goodies: Budding Beauties Winter, Robin and Wren, Nordic Frames and Snowflake stencil - all part of my anniversary gift from... Read more →


Happy Saturday. Where has this week gone? I have a quick card for you tonight using one of my favorite Stampin' Up! sets - Toile Christmas. This is one of the cards that was shipped off to the seniors this past week. I made multiples of them - all slightly different. I love how versatile this set is - it can be used for very simple CAS cards, or, like the one tonight. Generally I spend a fair amount of time coloring this image, but as I was making multiples of this card, I did some very quick coloring with... Read more →