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 ❤

A card for my Bubba

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I have two cards to share today! My baby brother’s birthday is coming up so I made him a card. I got the idea from this card here on Pinterest! Here’s my take on it:


I really like how it came together. Here’s a close up look:


I always love doing a sepia style card with monochromatic brown tones for a masculine or even a vintage feel….depends on what kinda card you are doing. I think it really looks good with this particular stamp set!

Here’s another view:


My little brother came for a visit in our new home for July 4th! It was really good to see him and his sweet little family. His wife is pregnant again, which will make him the father of three! YAY!

While they were visiting, my nephew accidentally left his retainer here. He had been swimming and put it on the patio table wrapped up in a napkin! So, after my brother told me he went through all their stuff and we couldn’t find it anywhere around the pool, we decided it must’ve accidentally got thrown away. So, we dug through the top two trash bags and yelp, we found it, LOL! So, I will be mailing it off tomorrow for him, hence the second card I made is for my nephew! Good lesson to be learned, hopefully, lol 😉

So, here’s the cute little card I made him celebrating the fact that we found it:


I used the retired So Hoppy Together stamp set from this past Saleabration. I thought it would be fun to add the sequins in a way that made it look like the little froggie was juggling.

Here’s a close up:


I never did use this cute stamp set at all during Salebration and it’s so cute, so I’m glad it saw some ink! I did actually use several things on the froggie card that are from this past Saleabration and no longer available.

Here’s another view:


I hope you like my cards……. and please keep praying for my other nephew Aaron. He is healing up great after a horrific car accident where he actually died during careflight and was brought back to life. He’s a walking miracle and we thank the Lord that he is still with us, he has a long road still of lots of recovery and surgeries, so please keep lifting him up. The power of prayer is very strong!

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


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 ❤


Time for Tea

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Hope ya’ll been doin’ good. For today’s card share I’m using a sweet little tea stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I’m using the color challenge over at Sunday Stamps for inspiration! Here’s the pretty colors they gave us to work with:


Here’s my card:


I made an easel card. I had forgotten how fun they are 😉

Here’s a close up:


I made the label fit my sentiment better by shortening with the Framelit.

I used a couple of retired items on this card. The doily cut in half peeking out from behind the teapot and tea cup (you can’t see much of it, but still cute) as well as the Framelits for the main focal image (came from the Blended Seasons Bundle).

Here’s another view:


I combined this stamp set with some of the other tea suite from the annual catty.

Well, I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a blessed day ❤


A Challenging Card

Hiya Stampers!

I hope you had a blessed Christmas!!!! We did 😉

The title to this card is exactly how I feel about it, lol! It was a challenge from start to finish and took three days to complete, don’t let the simpleness of it’s looks fool you, lol! It’s for two challenges. The first challenge is a fun color combo challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. Here’s the colors they gave us to work with:


I originally stamped onto WW and embossed the image thinking I would use Blends…..but I decided to use watercoloring instead. That’s one reason it was a challenging card, but it’s my fault for not restamping onto watercolor paper to make the job of coloring a bit easier….here’s what I came up with:


The next challenge was over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun sketch they gave us for inspiration:


This stamp set has a matching framelit set that goes with it. After stamping and coloring I went to diecut it…..that’s where the other challenge came into play. I didn’t use washi tape to help make sure it didn’t shift during cutting which I usually do and you guessed it, it shifted! So, I had to fussy cut some areas and chop off some of the leaves cause they had holes in them, lol! Again, my fault…..it’s not like I don’t know these things, ugh!!!!!

Here’s a close up:


I almost threw this away and started over, I was just so frustrated…..we all have those crafting fails. But in the end, nobody would ever know…..so never give up, you never know how the end result will be 😉

Here’s another view:


I used white on white, so you might not be able to see the sketch as is that way, so I dry embossed the white panel and added the lattice die cut to help differentiate it from the white base. I also wasn’t for sure if the ribbon would be Okay to replace the strip in the original sketch but after looking at some of the other samples, I decided to give it a go.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by and have a safe and happy new year!!!! ❤


Fall Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

Today’s card is for two challenges. The first challenge is for Global Design Project CASE the designer. Here’s the pretty card they gave for our inspiration.

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Here’s my take on it:


As you can see, I kinda followed her sketch somewhat. I used the same stamp set but different images and used the same sentiment she used.

Here’s another view of the cluster:


The next challenge is over at Sunday StampsHere’s the fun color challenge they gave us to work with:


Here’s my card again:


I love this stamp set with this color combo. I did use some retired twine looped throughout the background as well as the base of my card uses retired Naturals White Cardstock.

I’m lovin’ this fall weather, how ’bout you? Fall and Spring are definitely my favorite seasons with Christmas being my favorite holiday 😉

Well, thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day ❤


Country Home Challenge

Hiya Stampers,

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the fun color combo they gave us to use:


Here’s what I came up with:


I water colored the image using the colors they asked us to, plus a couple more for the cattails and milk jug. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog!

Here’s a close up:


This ribbon is amazing, I love, love, love it! I used a retired doily on my project again….gotta use them up since I have a ton, lol 😉

Here’s another view:


This DSP is so beautiful I almost feel bad about cutting it……but I’m such a paper hoarder as it is that I am going to force myself to use it! I love these die cuts, they are so fun to use on your projects. I used the small cut out for my sentiment and made it a banner flag.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by! Have a very blessed day ❤


Greeting Card Kids Challenge

Hiya Stampers!

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


Here’s what I came up with:


Since we homeschool now, I don’t have anything really school related at all……but I never got rid of this wonderful retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Greeting Card Kids. It’s one of my faves and some things I will always keep 😉 My pink bling is just from my stash and thought they matched her dress pretty good.

Here’s a close up:


These little cuties have always reminded me of my twins when they were little. This stamp set has a vintage feel to it and it’s precious. I simply water colored the image onto water color paper and stamped the greeting onto Whisper White cardstock. I cut the image out with a circle die and added it with dimensionals. I also added dimensionals to pop up the greeting. The buffalo checked Blueberry Bushel piece was from last month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit Picnic Paradise that I had left over. It has a tissue type texture to it and I thought it fit perfectly.

The next challenge is from Sweet Stampin’ Challenge Blog. I came across their website recently and remembered them fondly as I used to do their challenges all the time on my old blog!!!!! Love happy accidents like that, don’t you?

Here’s the sketch they gave us to work with:

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Here’s one last look at my sample card:


Well, I hope you like my card for these two fun challenges. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day ❤


Coffee Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

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


Here’s what I came up with:


This was my first time watercoloring using actual coffee! I just made a simple watercolor wash background with it, so fun!!! I did use some retired products……the baker’s twine, embossing folder and DSP is from years ago!

Here’s a close up:


It was a little hard figuring out how to add the vellum to the front of the coffee cup. I added a thin line of TomBow glue to the line of the top of the cup. It did blur the ink some, but it will have to do, lol!

Here’s another view:


The whip cream image was stamped off with Crumb Cake and I added Wink of Stella to it, but then covered it with the vellum so now it’s a little hard to see.

Well, that’s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day ❤


Guest Designer at Global Design Project

Hiya Stampers!

Today is super exciting for me, I am the guest designer for Global Design Project #153!!! 😉  They gave us a really pretty color combo to use:



Here’s what I created:


I made a fun shaker card using the amazing limited-time Blended Seasons Bundle. The Framelits that are in this set made it a snap to put together! I used a piece of vellum for the bottom diecut and window sheet for the top. I added some sequins in the middle after using foam strip dimensionals to frame it up.

Here’s a close up:


I really love this patterned paper from the Nature’s Poem DSP. It’s so very pretty, even though you don’t see much here in my example. I embossed the leaves and water colored them using the new set of watercolored pencils that are also a part of this bundle. I then curled each leaf with my bone folder and popped some of them up onto dimensionals.

Here’s another view:


I fussy cut the leaves out. It doesn’t take that long if you have some good music to listen to and Elvis kept me company 😉 (yes, I’ve always been a die hard E fan since I was 18 months old). And finally, I used several strips of retired ribbon stacked upon each other to finish off my card.

Well, I hope you like my sample and don’t forget to grab your Blended Seasons Bundle before time runs out…..only 4 more days til’ it’s gone forever!!!!! 😦

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day ❤