Best is yet to be Debbie!

Here is a card I made for my sister in law Debbie. She had surgery today and is doing well.  I know once she has healed up from her surgery it will be a case of the “Best is Yet to Come”.  She has suffered for many years and this surgery will get rid of most of that for her.  Yeah Debbie!!


I used the color challenge today which was using baja breeze, pacific point and garden green colors.  I am really loving this combination.  I also received in the mail today my labels two nestabilities dies and was dying to try them.  I used cuddle bug folders on the green layer and the Urban Garden DSP layer.  It is a little hard to see on the picture but looks excellent IRL. 

STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Best Yet, Serene Spring. 

COLORS:  Garden green, baja breeze, pacific point

ACCESSORIES:  styled silver ribbon slide HPH, white embossing powder, sponge, Labels Two nestabilties, Curly label punch, white taffeta ribbon, silver cord, shimmery white CS

I hope this lets my dear sister in law how much I care about what she is going through.


New cards to share

Here are a few cards I have been working on. Enjoy!!

dscn2275This is a card I made with my friend Denise. Their family is celebrating two anniversaries and this is the card we designed to give to the honoured guests. 



These are two cards I made for an upcoming stamp camp, I was running low on the DSP so I made two different colors of cards.

dscn2276 Another card for the stamp camp.  I used my new embosslet die which coordinates with the stamp set for this card and a color combination I found in the new catalogue.


I got the directions for this card off the Stampin up web site. I  do not often use their ideas for some dumb reason and saw this card and loved it and decided to make it my own.  Hope you like it.  I am just loving the flowers that come in the Echoes of Kindness Hostess set.

dscn2283I cannot get enough of this set.  I just love it and these bright colors that go with it.  “Just buzzin by”. This is another card for the stamp camp on Saturday.  dscn2281



THis is the little favor bag I am going to give to all the girls that attend.


The new catalogue is here.  Beautiful.  You can click on this link to see what is new in this catalogue.  Enjoy.

February 1 to April 30 Stampin Up is offering a free catalogue (value of $11.95) to anyone who places an order on line with them.  There is no minimum order amount required.  If you want a really great deal click on the link to order on line after February 1st and participate in our Sale-a-bration  time.  For  every $60.00 spend you will be able to choice a free stamp set from our Sale-a-bration brochure.  This will be available for viewing on the 1st of February.  Check it out, this is a great deal.

Pretties Kit trial

This is the first card I have made with the pretties kit from Stampin up.  I used a couple of methods to colors the white flower.  I tried the water and drops of ink and this came out quite light.  I thought I would try the other flower in the  middle with the reinkers and that turned out a lot darker. I like the combination of the two.  However I think I should have dried it longer as it seemed to bleed into the other flowers. 


STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Pun Fun, Weathered BG

COLORS:  old olive, certainly celery, barely banana, baja breeze

ACCESSORIES:  Pretties kit flower, baja breeze reinker, Stampin dimensionals, water color paper, aqua painter.

This card was also for the sketch challenge this week at splitcoast SC211.

I am really starting to like water coloring.  I also popped up the little sheep.  It looks even better in real life.

Wonderful welcome

Yeah, Jan is home!  I made this card for her.  Sure hope she likes it.  I guess I will know tomorrow.  I get to see her.  She is my sister in law who just moved home to London Ontario from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.  


I have used the color challenge from Splitcoast stampers for this card. It was to use Kraft, not quite navy, and baja breeze together. I am liking this combination alot. I think is is quite elegant.

STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Eastern Influences, French Script

COLORS:  Not quite navy,  baja breeze, naturals white, Kraft

ACCESSORIES: Kraft taffeta ribbon, baja breeze button

Thanks for checking in.

Happy Anniversary Crystal and Richard

This is a special day.  My friends Crystal and Richard are celebrating their anniversary today.  Since she is the great, terrific and wonderful friend who got me started at making cards I always try to made a special card for her that I have not tried before.  So here it is.


Inside View


STAMPIN UP SETS USED:  Echos of Kindness, To Have and To Hold

ACCESSORIES:  Baja breeze double stitched grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/4, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Stampin Dimensionals, crystal effects.

COLORS:  Not quite navy, baja breeze, Urban Garden DSP, kiwi kiss, shimmery white, Basic grey

I really enjoyed making this card as it was a labor of love.  I hope you like it.

Another week gone by

Here is this weeks color challenge, and it was too!  CC199, Handsome hunter, so saffron and bravo burgundy.  I had my new level two hostess set from Stampin UP’s January catalogue and had to give it a try.  I just love the flowers in this set.



After loading this I realized that I put the flower upside down.  Yikes!  I fixed it now but thought I would leave it for you all to have a good laugh. 

STAMPIN UP SET USED:  Echoes of Kindness

COLORS:  Handsome Hunter, bravo burgundy, so saffron

ACCESSORIES:  Wide oval punch, large oval punch, ticket corner punch, scallop punch, so saffron twill ribbon, stampin write markers, stampin dimensionals, mesh embossing folder, Big Shot.

Let me know what you think of it.

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