Sketch Challenge #5




This is the sketch that the Glitter Queens were challenged with this week. I am new to doing these layouts and so it has been fun to see what I come up with. It also helps me think outside the box.


This is the first one I came up with. I usually end up doing a stepped up version after my first try at it.


So, this was my stepped up version. And my favorite.

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Faceted Boxes & Matching Card




I saw this box design on Pinterest and had to try my hand at it.  Yes, I used Something Borrowed DSP. (Again.)  🙂

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Here is a version using the Back to Black DSP. I think that they both look elegant.



Here is a matching  card that I posted a couple of days ago.   Beautiful!  You can make one too! Click HERE for the link to the tutorial.

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Sketch #4


Another fun card sketch for the Glitter Queens!



This was the first card I made using the sketch. This DSP is beautiful.



After I made the first one I decided to switch the colors around. Not sure which one I like best………. 🙂



Thanks for stopping by! I have a couple more projects to show you using this beautiful designer series paper. So, be sure to stop back by and take a look. If you’d like to place an order just click HERE.  Or click on any of the supplies that are listed below to go right to my online store!



March Thank You Notes



I have been having so much fun with this Designer Series Paper (DSP).  It’s called “Something Borrowed” and it’s in the 2015 Occasions catalog. This DSP is so elegant. I just love the look.


The colors in this paper are Sahara Sand and Whisper White. For the stamping I used Early Espresso ink. I will be posting more cards and boxes using this DSP in the next few days. So, be sure to stop back by.


This card was made using the “Painted Blooms” DSP, also in the 2015 Occasions catalog. For the stamping, I used “Blackberry Bliss” ink.


These cards are 3×3″. I love making them and I know my customers love to receive them in their order bag. I include an envelope and I don’t write or sign them so that they can be used by my customers.

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Butterflies Thinlits

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I absolutely love this new dies set!


I have played with it more than anything else in the Occasions catalog. I used Blackberry Bliss card stock and ink on this card. Such a rich, beautiful color.



Melon Mambo was used on this card. The flower border was made using the single flower in the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set, which is available for free with any $50 or more order from Stampin’ Up! through March 31, 2015.


Melon Mambo was used on this card too. I love pink!


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Sketch Challenge #2

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For this weeks Glitter Queens sketch challenge I wanted to use this beautiful designer paper.

sketch1This paper is in the Occasions catalog and is called “Something Borrowed.” The colors are Sahara Sand and Whisper White. So elegant!


This card shows off the “Petal Potpourri”  stamp set and “Flower Medallion” punch (also in the Occasions catalog).  I cut the medallion and added it below the greeting for a lacy border. The sentiment on the cards is one of the free stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration catalog!



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Irresistibly Yours in Black

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This paper is amazing! It’s called Irresistibly Yours and it is overlooked by most who have seen the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

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We played with this paper at my class Thursday night and the ladies were blown away at how much fun this paper can be. It is white, and it has a pre-embossed white pattern on it. When you add your ink to it, the embossing resists the ink but the background accepts it. So, after you add your ink, you just wipe across the paper to remove the ink from the embossed area and reveal the pre-embossed white pattern. With this card we used a large background stamp to add the black lacy pattern. After we wiped across it with a paper towel, the white flowers were revealed.   You can also sponge, brayer, or use daubers to add color to the background. (See my February 12, post for another card I did with this paper.)

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Here are the two cards that we did at class Thursday night. Actually, everyone ended up doing the one on the right for both of their cards. That lacy butterfly is too pretty to leave off!  I got my inspiration for this card on YouTube from Linda Bauwin.  Click HERE to see her video.

The best part about this amazing paper is that you can get it FREE with any purchase of $50.00 or more from Stampin’ Up! This offer is good until March 31, 2015.

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Pearl Overload?!


Can you have too many pearls on a card?


I made this card for a sketch that Dawn Griffith posted for her “Glitter Queens.”  This embossing folder is so pretty that I decided to make it a subtle focal point by adding lots of pearls and framing it. This a new Stampin’ Up! embossing folder that is in the current Occasions catalog.

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You may recognize the focal point of this card from my post on Wednesday. I had embossed some Whisper White card stock with this folder and they were laying on my work surface next to the cards. I picked up a card and laid it on top of the embossed card stock and loved the combination.

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I love all the pearls! However, my stash was quickly dwindling! It takes a lot more than you’d think. So with this Melon Mambo card I cut one row all the way around off. Still have the same affect but saved myself about 26 pearls. (I really need to add pearls to my next Stampin’ Up! order!)


This card was done with Blackberry Bliss. It’s such a beautiful, rich, color.

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This is how I finished off the inside. I used the same flower that I used to make the wreath on the front.

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Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day Three





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Today is the last day of the Glitter Queen Blog Hop and it has been a blast!

bermuda wreath   wreath calypso

Okay, I was surfing YouTube the other day and came across a video that was so awesome! This lady took a single flower from the stamp set “Simply Wonderful” (page 16 in the Sale-A-Bration catalog) and made a wreath out of it. I was so excited to try it! And I knew exactly what I wanted to put in the center of this wreath. Yep, a Lollie!

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I just fell in love with this wreath! So many ways to use it! Here I used the butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits Dies which are available now in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog.  I used Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay on this card. The size of the card is 4″x 4″.

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After making the 4 x 4″ cards, I decided to adapt the wreath to fit 3 x 3″ cards.  They turned out great! These ones here are Melon Mambo.

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On these 3 x 3″ cards I used the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set and coordinating “Butterflies” Thinlits die. (Also in the Occasions catalog.) This lacy butterfly if so pretty.

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Elegant Eggplant was used on these cards.

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The difference in size with the 3″ & 4″ cards.

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These will be my “thank you” cards for anyone who places an order with me in February.

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If you have this set and want to make your own wreath, go here to see the video. If you don’t have this set but would like to get it, all you have to do is place an order of $50 or more and you can get it free now through March 31, 2015! Feel free to contact me with any questions. To place an order click HERE.

Click the button below to go to the next one on the blog hop. Thanks for stopping by!

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Here are the other blog hop participants. Click on their names to go directly to their blog.

Dawn Griffith

Jennifer Kay

Dee Slater

Sue Novick

Tracy Bradley

Kris Miller

Card With Matching Box

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I know, you probably expected a Valentine’s card. But this card could also be made with the Sweet Heart Punch instead of the Pansy Punch!

red cardOn this card I used the new “Something Borrowed Embellishments” in the Occasions catalog. I LOVE bling! And these embellishments add just the right touch.  The designer paper is also from the Occasions catalog and is called “Stacked with Love.”  The card measures 3 1/4″ by 5 1/2″.



I like to make the inside special too. I’m thinking this would be a card for any occasion but would make a really pretty Mother’s Day card.



And how cute to have a small matching box to add a treat. These boxes are just 2″x 2″ x 2″ and are also in the Occasions catalog and you get 25 of them for just $6.95! Did you notice the box on top?! Another of my favorite items in the Occasions catalog! Stampin’ Up! has really stepped up with some awesome items for this catalog. The bow is made from a punch! Yes, a punch!  And it goes together so quick and easy too. I love it!



Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions feel free to email me! You can click on the pictures to see a larger view. This card was inspired by Stamping School.