SU Thinking of You card

SU Four Feathers with Thoughts and Prayers

I have classes this week (YEA!) so I wanted to make a few cards with the SU Four Feathers stamp set to show my girls. Feathers just remind me of soft, billowing, easy-going peacefulness. I thought they would pair well with a Thinking of You card.

This CAS card is in line with Team Tara’s colors at ColourMe #44 this round.



SU Four Feathers Sponged slanted

I sponged some Blushing Bride and Lost Lagoon on a masked off portion of my white cardstock then stamped my sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. My feathers are stamped in Lost Lagoon and Blushing Bride to coordinate with the soft sponged background. I simply added a bow of brown and white baker’s twine to finish it off. Looking at this post- I think some scattered little pearls would look sweet…maybe I will add some later. But then again, it is completely safe for mailing this way…

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you:)

SU Thoughts and Prayers with new IN COLORS 2014-16

It’s been a week since I posted a card! The family went on a cruise to celebrate the three graduations that happened in the last two weeks. Had to share this cheesy photo…


 I had planned to schedule some posts before I left but life got in the way! So, I took the cards with me planning to post while I was cruisin’ but the internet was way too sketchy to wait around for a post to upload, and it was exorbitantly expensive to boot. However, I see you all survived without me but know I was thinking of you all…lol.

We got back to Our Orlando home earlier than I expected  so I was able to get

Sara’s Friday Mashup #161 card finished and posted!

Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project with “Trees.”
Create a project with “Heat or Dry Embossing.”
Or Mash it up and create a project with “Embossing and Trees.”


I knew I would only be in FLA for a few days so I only brought 6 stamp sets and the new IN COLORS paper and ink with me- in case of withdrawal, of course. I did not have any of my embossing folders or fancy tools with me so I went super CAS with this one using the new green Mossy Meadow and the new yellow Hello, Honey. I am always surprised how the new  colors seem to be similar to current colors but when they are put against them- they are quite different! I was so happy to see the SU Thoughts and Prayers made the cut for the new catalog coming out on June 2nd. I did use a random green button that matched quite nicely with the Mossy Meadow on this card:

SU Thoughts and Prayers FM

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Mossy Meadow
PAPER: SU Naturals Ivory, SU Mossy Meadow, SU Hello, Honey
ACCESSORIES: random matching green button, SU Naturals Twine
TOOLS: SU Large Oval Punch, SU Scallop Punch, SU Dimensionals

FYI: The tree stamped panels are each 1 1/4″ by 3″ adhered to a Mossy Meadow rectangle with about a 1/16 to 1/8″ border around and in between the panels. I then adhered the image to a rectangle of Hello, Honey with a 1/4″ border all around it.

SU Happy Watercolor with Peaceful Petals

Well, friends, it is with a sad heart that I post my last card as a Dynamic Duos Design Team member. I was humbled to be asked, and my life has been enriched by this challenge and the great people I worked with over the last six months that flew by so quickly. I was inspired by the vast pool of talented participants each week. It was fun to see “the other side,” and I now know how difficult it is to choose a Winner or Runner-Up each week! Every card is unique and a beautiful work of art to me. I so appreciate you playing along and the kinds comments you have given me. Many hugs to you all!

 Here is the Dynamic Duos #100 “Triple Threat” challenge for this week:

Dynamic Duos Redo 100

SU Happy Watercolor with Peaceful Petals

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Watercolor (flower and splashes), SU Peaceful Petals (sentiment)
INK: SU So Saffron, SU Smoky Slate, SU Pool Party
PAPER: SU So Saffron, SU Smoky Slate, SU Pool Party, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU 1 1/2″ Circle, SU 1 3/8″ Circle, Nestabilities Basics A and B Dies

As you all know and are probably tired of hearing…I am forever trying to take better quality photos. I am driving my dear husband crazy! I am working on it- got a light box off of Amazon for $40 and the hubby is making me one since I have been whining so much about my pictures. So, I will be trying new things in the future to see how to achieve what I want to see! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy life to visit my little blog!

Be sure to check out the Design Team submissions this week over at Dynamic Duos.





SU Loving Thoughts

I loved Amy’s sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #117 and wanted to do it exactly the way it appeared but somehow ended up flipping it and supersizing it at the same time!

FMS Final 117-001

I had just finished a card for my upcoming Stamp Camp Luncheon on January 11th and had Coastal Cabana and Real Red on my desk so I went with it…

SU Loving Thoughts Banners on a Doily

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Loving Thoughts, SU Banner Blast (SAB 2104), SU Gorgeous Grunge, SU Tape It
INK: SU Real Red, SU Coastal Cabana
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Real Red, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Crumb Cake
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Doily, SU Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
TOOLS: SU Banner Punch (SAB 2014), SU Bitty Banners Framelits, SU Little Labels Punch Pack

Sneak Peek of SU Petite Petals with SU Just Thinking

I haven’t played along with the Muse Card Club for a while now but love all the fantastic cards inspired by the Muse each week. I decided while my golfing family played 18 holes today, I would play with my stamps although they are strewn around in a big mess from the move. But I did get my paws on some fun new items coming up in the new Occasions catalog debuting on January 3rd – the SU Petite Petals and the coordinating punch! Oh my gosh, I just love this stamp set… and this is only one of the six flowers included in the set! And, of course, a punch to match- can’t ask for anything more.

SU Petite Petals Just Thinking


I was inspired by Marion Vagg’s window card with clusters of posies but wanted to have ample space to write a message on the inside so I made a window on the front instead.

muse 48

I used the ColourQ # 220 colors to make this card- boy, I think Summer Starfruit really mixes well with the Strawberry Slush, and Coastal Cabana. It isn’t one of my go-to colors usually, how do you think they look together?