Under My Umbrella

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a fabulous Valentines’s Day. We did. Hubby and I went out to eat the night before, we’re smart like that, lol. He bought me a cute card, chocolates and roses today, even though I tell him every year not too. I also got my Stampin’ Up! order in and I was obviously more excited about that, lol 😉

Today’s card is for the sketch challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the sketch they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:


This stamp set is too cute, it’s called Under My Umbrella. It’s in the Occasions Mini catty right now. It has a matching punch which makes it super easy and fun to use. There’s also some matching DSP from the add-on coordinating product release which really makes it easy!

Here’s a close up:


I used the paper to just punch out the umbrellas, then used black cardstock to punch out the umbrella handles. I colored in and fussy cut the flowers and the rain boots out, then popped everything up with dimensionals.

Here’s another view:


I used my Wink of Stella for the rain drops and rainbow stripes. I was squeezing the sides and a big blob landed on it then I got some on my fingers which I didn’t know,  and accidentally smeared some on the card. So then I kinda went crazy and started splattering and adding more Wink of Stella to hide my mistakes.

Well, I hope you liked my card. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a very blessed Valentine’s weekend ❤

Hey there, Pumpkin

Hey there Stampers!

Today’s card is for two challenges. The first challenge is over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun sketch they gave us to work with:


Here’s what I came up with:


I used the sweet little stamp set from Stampin’ Up! called Harvest Hellos again, this time a pumpkin card instead of an apple. I love how versatile this stamp set is, especially the matching punch!

Here’s a close-up:


I added a touch of Wink of Stella on the pumpkin to add a little shimmer.

The other challenge is over at Sunday Stamps. Here’s the fall color combo they gave us for inspiration:


Here’s another view of my card:


The charcoal-blue-gray color was hard to match perfectly, but I think Pretty Peacock was  closest as I had.  I watercolored the pumpkin in the orange and yellow colors, then punched it out. Simple and quick card but lots of fun to make!

Well, thank you for stopping by and have a blessed weekend! ❤

Purple Unicorn

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is for the challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. This is my last card on the guest design team, I’ve had so much fun!!!!

Here’s the cute color combo they gave us for inspiration:


Here’s what I came up with:


The main focus is the little purple unicorn from the cute Stampin’ Up! stamp set. I did a simple color wash for the background on White Shimmer paper, it holds up well to a little water. I flicked ink all over for a splattering look too. I then stamped random stars in the darker blue, as well as the sentiment to tie in the colors.

Here’s some close ups:



I had a lot of fun with this card. I will admit to using several retired items and stuff from my stash that’s no longer available, sorry. Gotta use up some stuff from time to time. I love it and have it so gotta force myself to not be a crafting hoarder, lol 😉

Here’s another view:



I stamped the unicorn in purple ink on white shimmer paper as it’s a little thicker, so you can use a little bit of water with it. Then I did a water wash over the unicorn to move the ink around. I then restamped over it after it dried completely in the same purple ink to define the lines again. I fussy cut the unicorn out and popped it up. After everything was put together, I splattered shimmer paint all over it since the dessert option this week is bling.

Trying to take pics of this card wasn’t easy, so that’s why there’s a few more photos than I usually post.

Here’s the last one:


Well, my time has come to an end as a SplitCoast Stampers Color Challenge Guest Design Team and I’ve truly loved every minute of it. Such an honor and lots of fun! Win, win!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week ❤


Peacock Christmas Tree

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I hope you are doing well. Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the pretty colors they chose to give us for inspiration this week:


Here’s what I came up with:


I used my Versamark ink pad and silver embossing powder to add to the tips of the die cut tree as well as one of the “snow banks”.

Here’s a close up:


I kept forgetting to do the dessert option of the challenges for this month, which is a bonus to add to your card. This time I remembered! This month’s dessert option was sparkle, so I used silver glimmer paper.

Here’s another view:


The sentiment is from the retired Blended Seasons Bundle from last year.  For the entire month of July SplitCoast Stampers has an ongoing challenge for Christmas cards.  I really liked this sentiment going across the tree. Reminded me of a vintage Christmas card.

Next week will be my last card for being a guest designer for the color challenges at SplitCoast stampers. I’ve really have had fun being apart of it!

Thank you so much for the continued prayers for my nephew. He’s continuing to improve daily. Praise God!

Well that’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day<3


Birthdays are the Best Color Challenge

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you are having a great day! Today’s card is for the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. I’m honored to be a guest designer for the month of July! Here’s the color combo that they gave us to play with:


Here’s what I came up with:


The new 2019-2021 Incolors from Stampin’ Up! are kinda muted and remind me of vintage/retro colors. I love the Rococo Rose, so I was happy that was one of the colors!

Here’s a close up:


The ribbon I chose to use is a retired ribbon from SU! I still thought that it matched quite nicely. It’s a wide ribbon so I decided to let it be the star by tying it in the middle. I love this stamp set and even though it’s mostly covered up by the gorgeous ribbon, it’s still peeking through enough to show off!

Here’s another view:


I added the tag as an afterthought, it just needed something…..so I punched it out and tied it with the vanilla Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. It’s retired now, but they have the white in the new catalog as it carried over, YAY! Even though it looks white, it is vanilla, lol 😉

The font of this stamp set is really lovely and paired with the brown ink and other colors reminded me of my vintage/shabby chic days of cardmaking! Which is still my favorite style to be honest. I used to sponge everything to give it a vintage feel, but now I have found it’s not necessary to still achieve this kinda look. To me this card still has that shabby chic/vintage feel to it.

Well, that’s all for today! I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening ❤


Sympathy Rose

Hey there stampers!

Today’s card is for the sketch challenge at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s what they gave us to work with:

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Here’s what I came up with:


I used some fun new product from the new 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. I pretty much followed the sketch. I added the rose on top of the square from the sketch image.

Here’s a close up:


I added some glitter to the middle of the flower, it doesn’t show up in the pics but you can see it in real life. I got my last SU! order to my current home yesterday and it had this stamp set inside. LOVE IT!!!!! After today, everything is being packed up…..next time you see a blog post from me, it will be in our new home, yay! It might be a couple of weeks though so please be patient with me 😉

Here’s another view:


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day ❤


A Fish for Father’s Day

Hey stampin’ friends!

I hope you are doing well! I’ve been busy, busy but I knew that I should probably get my father’s day cards done or I wouldn’t be able to with the busy schedule I’ve got right now.

Today’s cards are similar, following the sketch inspiration and stamp set found on page 44 of the 2019 Occasions Stampin’ Up! catty.

I’m also entering one of the cards for a color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the color combo they gave us:


Here’s the card that I came up with:


Here’s the other card:


On both cards I used a simple watercoloring wash, sloppy water coloring and splatter techniques. When the images were still damp I molded the shapes with my bone folder and they are really sturdy using the watercolor paper and it gave them so much dimension too!

Here’s a view of both cards side by side:


Using different colors, but the same stamp set can give similar….. yet different looks! so fun how that happens! Don’t you just love this hobby?

Here’s some close ups, hopefully the dimension picks up:



I hope they can still be mailed easily cause they are so stiff, lol!

Here’s another view:


Well, that’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a blessed day ❤


Don’t worry, everything’s rosy

Hiya Stampers!

Today’s card is for the sketch challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the sketch they gave us:


Here’s what I came up with:


I used the diecut flowers from the Everything is Rosy bundle from Stampin’ Up! as my focal point circle image they used in the sketch to make sort of a wreath.

Here’s a close up:


I cut the frame-shaped diecut in half and added the stamped sentiment on top of it with dimensionals.

Here’s another view:


This kit is so beautiful with tons of elements that all coordinate together. I added the shimmer pen to the pink leafy vine diecut, then added that on top of the rose gold paper. Using the kit made it so easy to put this card together. If you love this bundle, hurry up and get it while you can. It’s only available until May 31st  and only while supplies last!!!

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed evening! ❤


Rosy Birthday

Hiya Stampers!
I finally got to play with the Everything is Rosy Medley kit!!!! We were so busy this weekend I had to wait, but it was so worth it!!!
I used this card from the Global Design Project as my inspiration:
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Here’s what I came up with:
As you can see, I pretty much used the sketch as my starting point…..as well as the Framelits and of course the flower image that was used.
Here’s a close-up:
I used the diecuts that come in the kit to quickly put this card together. It literally took about ten minutes once I saw the sample card they gave us to work with.
Here’s another view:

I used the glitter pen to paint the centers of the flowers but it’s hard to tell. I really love love love this kit! The colors and stamp set and everything is so divine! It’s only around until May 31st and while supplies last, which means to hurry up and get it, lol 😉


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed week ❤


Incredible Like You

Hey Bleeps(blog peeps)!

I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. We sure did!

For today’s card share I went with the challenge over at Global Design Project. They gave us a fun sketch for inspiration:

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Here’s what I came up with:


I did change up the sentiment a tad, but hopefully you can still see the sketch in my card sample. I used a beautiful Stampin’ Up! stamp set that is retiring sadly. I can’t believe it’s my first time to use it!!!!!

Here’s a close up:


I fussy cut one of the flower blooms and used some die cuts from the Wonderful Romance bundle. I used dimensionals to pop things up.  Using white on white for my cardstock layers kinda makes it hard to see. So using the Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet with the border punch makes the other layer more noticeable.

Here’s another view:


Finally I added some ink splatter at the last because I accidentally got a little bit of pink ink on one of the leaves, lol. The sequins are some from my stash that pretty much match the foil. Win, win! 😉

Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a very blessed rest of the week ❤