Global Design Project Challenge #148

Hiya Stampers,

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Global Design Project. Here’s the pretty card they gave us to CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.

I really liked her layout and any chance I can get to use these DSP from Stampin’ Up! makes me happy!

GDP148_Connie Collins

Here’s my take on it:



I promise I did use the same DSP, my editing skills are using Instagram filters first, lol…, looks totally different…..but they are the same. I tried to change up the editing, but it was a fail…, I gave up after a few minutes of trying! One day I plan to sit down and figure stuff like editing photos out, but most of my spare time I just create instead 😉



I fussy cut all the flower blooms from a different piece of DSP from the paper pack. It actually didn’t take too long. I put on worship music and went to town, took about 5-10 minutes all together.



I forgot how fun sewing on a card is, not sure if you can see the stitching or not. I also used a different shaped focal point….but the card layout is pretty much the same.

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Well, thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day! ❤


Petal Promenade Card

Hi again Stampers!

I have another card share today. I feel like this card qualifies for the Global Design Project Country/Farm theme. It has that rustic, farm and country feel to me. I already did a card and entered it the other day. I checked their rules and didn’t notice anywhere that I couldn’t do two cards, but I will remove it if it’s not allowed.

GDP147_Theme_Counrty Life

There’s also a challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers to use Crumb Cake on your card under the Free For All Challenge on Fridays. So, I went for it!


I used Crumb Cake as my card base, as well as inking around the entire patterned papers with it, the floral frame wreath and the wood paper. I also stamped the flower image background onto the wood DSP in Crumb Cake…..and last but not least, I sponged crumb cake ink on the white doily (retired). Hopefully this qualifies enough Crumb Cake for the challenge, lol 😉


This Petal Promenade DSP is so beautiful. I fussy cut one of the wreath floral frames out and simply stamped inside it. I used some retired Stampin’ Up! lace ribbon which I thought matched the blooms good enough, not sure if you can even see much of it in the end result though.


I used some retired pearls as well, I had to cover up a boo-boo I made with ink 😉 I hope you like my card, I forgot how much fun sponging is! Don’t forget about the DSP Sale going on right now! Buy three packs and get one FREE! Click here to find out more!!!!

Well, thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed night ❤


Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

Hiya Stampers!

I made an alternative card using some of the project pieces that came in the July 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit.


I used some  burlap ribbon and red sequin from my stash as well as some retired gold sequin trim from Stampin’ Up! Other than the white card base and red ink everything else is from the kit!!!!


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Well, thanks so much for stopping by an have a blessed day ❤

Picnic Paradise Paper Pumpkin July 2018

Hey Bleeps (blog peeps)!

I got my Paper Pumpkin kit yesterday and couldn’t wait to play, such a super cute kit this month!!!! 😉


I only made three of the 4 baskets and I did alter the fruit a tad. When you punched out the fruit you had these negative holes there and I’ll admit, it bothered me, lol 😉



I backed each of the blueberry and apple holes with white cardstock then sponge ink on the white parts. I also backed the strawberry holes with black cardstock. I then sponged each of the fruits and leaves with the matching inks and shaped them with my bone folder for added dimension.


I pretty much did everything else according to the suggestions in the directions. This kit is so fun, even the envelopes are cute!

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Well, thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day! ❤



Two Challenges

Hiya Stampers!

For my card today I’m combining two challenges. The first one is the farm/country theme over at Global Design Project.

GDP147_Theme_Counrty Life

I don’t really have any current stamps that meet this theme, so I just used a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I hope that’s still OK to enter this card in for the challenge!


I’m also entering this card in the color challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers. The colors are Pineapple Punch, Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral.



I water colored the little chick with the challenge colors then fussy cut her out and shaped her with my bone folder and popped her up on to some dimensionals. I used some sequins from my stash as well as some retired ribbons.

Here’s another view.


I embossed the sentiment in white embossing powder onto a piece of Wood Textures DSP.

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Well, thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day 😉


GDP #146

Hiya Stampers,

Today’s card is for the challenge over at Global Design Project! Here’s the sketch they gave us

GDP146Here’s what I came up with


When I saw other examples of the sketch and they used flowers, I immediately knew I was going to use the new limited edition Blended Seasons Stamp Set!

The flower cluster image is a bit large, so the sample sketch layer on top had to be larger….so hope that is OK to do and still meet the requirements of the challenge. I used one of the fun shaped Framelits that comes with the bundle. It kinda reminds me of the old Top Note Die Stampin’ Up! used to sell….which I miss and love so much!!!!

Here’s a close up of the flowers, so much fun to color in!


I’m definitely not the best colorist out there…..that’s why I really like watercoloring. It’s very forgiving and I don’t try to think too much about it. I let each layer dry in between and added more color on top, but let the water do the work for me. I also colored two flower images and cut them up to place unto my card in a way that best fit the sketch. I used the retired Gold Wink of Stella for the center of each bloom, adds a touch of sparkle. Who doesn’t love sparkle, right?

Here’s another view…..


I used the Naturals White Cardstock that SU! used to sell too (it’s retired now, sorry)….I still have a TON of it! It just gives a subtle difference in the two whites to not be over done and distracting. The baker’s Twine is also retired…..I’m trying to use up what I have because I’m a hoarder, lol. Does anyone else have that problem? Surely I’m not the only one;)

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





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