Thursday, July 31, 2014

SC499 "Smile"

I love the combination of reds and yellow.  This card was made for a Splitcoaststamper's Sketch Challenge.  The challenge may be found at


Stamp Set: 
Reasons to Smile

Spring Moss, Pure Poppy and Smokey Shadow

Barely Banana and White Card Stock as well as Pure Poppy Pattern Pack

Accessories:  White Seam Binding

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SC498 You Are Extraordinary

Splitcoaststamper's Wednesday Sketch Challenge


Stamp Set:  
Reasons to Smile

Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss and Smokey Shadow

May Journal Card Collection, Melon Berry, Ivory and Aqua Mist

3/4 inch circle punch, 1 inch circle punch and dimensionals

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Happy Honeymoon


Stamp Sets: 
Pack Your Bags, Note Niblets

Harvest Gold and White Card Stock as well as Pure Poppy Pattern Pack

Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse and Smokey Shadow

Pack Your Bags Dies, Note Niblets Dies, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Corner Rounder

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Road Trip With Isabella Up The Columbia River Gorge

Gorgeous - Columbia River Gorge.  I never tire of its beauty
 Margie and Isabella in the Columbia River Gorge

 As we were parking at the Dam noticed some beautiful old cars.

 Ended up at Bonnevillle Dam to see if there were many fish going up the fish ladder.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Isabella Visit July 26 2014 Visit

No Makeup Just Out of Pool
Nana and Isabella

 Just Out of Pool
Papa and Isabella (they are always happy and laughing when together)

Isabella Taking the Temperature of the Pool (COLD)

Isabella and Mommy

Friday, July 25, 2014

Papertrey Blog Hop July 2014

Inspiration Photo Below:

July Blog Hop Inspiration

Stamp Sets:
Banner Builder, Birds and Blooms and Little Bitty Bird

Autumn Rose and White Card Stock as well as Harvest Gold Pattern Pack

Autumn Rose, Smokey Shadow and Harvest Gold

Twine, Little Bitty Bird Die, Flower Shaped Rhinestones

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge 497


Stamp Sets: 
Simply Jane (PTI)

Royal Velvet and Winter Wisteria Card Stock as well as Vellum

Versa Mark

Simply Jane Die, White Embossing Powder and White 1/8" silk ribbon

Make It Monday #173 - Watercolor

I added a two step image over the water coloring using Fresh Snow Ink for additional dimension.


Stamp Sets: 
Delightful Dahlia Additions 

Card Stock - Ivory and Canyon Clay

Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Fresh Snow and the following re-inkers:  Terra Cotta Tile and Cranberry Crisp

Dimensionals and Blender Pen

Monday, July 7, 2014

Papertrey Make it Monday Challenge #171 - July 7, 2014



Stamp Set:  
Lovely Layers and Just Smile

Spring Rain and White Card  Stock and Designer Paper from Monthly Moments:  June Journal Card Collection

Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush and Smokey Shadow (all stamped off except smokey shadow)

Lovely Layers Die, Spring Rain Button and Scrappers White Twine

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Splitcoast Stampers Challenge SC495


Stamp Sets:
Ballerina Beauty

White, Pink Pirouette and Aqua Mist Card Stock, Monthly Moments:  May Journal Card Collection

Versa Mark, Pink Pirouette, Simply Chartreuse, Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist

Ballerina Beauty Die, Winter White Embossing Powder, Nestability Circle Die, Eggshell Seam Binding, Dimensionals

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Used Paptertrey Ink Beautiful Beads paper (pink + Orange Mix) that is typically used to make paper beads.  However, I wanted to enhance the background so I added an orange Copic in the middle of each flower.  Subsequent to the copic addition, I then added white gellyroll ink to the center alternating every other one.

All Stamps Papertrey Ink


Stamp Sets  
Flower Garden Sentiments (bubble bee), Love Lives Here (grass) and Topiary Trio (vegetation and text)

Kraft and White Card Stock and Beautiful Beads (Pink and Orange Mix) Paper

 Dark Chocolate, Smokey Shadow, Simply Chartreuse and Spring Moss

Topiary Trio Dies, Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon (SU), Dimensionals, Copic Marker YR15 (Pumpkin Yellow), White Gelly Roll  - Medium (Sakura Japan)

Friday, July 4, 2014

My Heart Is Always With You

I struggled with the Cover Plan taking the design out of the vellum, and will redo this card so its is perfect before I would send to anyone, but I love the design and colors.

Stamp Sets:  Love Lives Here and Table Service
Paper:  Aqua and White Card Stock, SU Designer Paper, and Vellum
Ink:  Aqua Mist, Pink Pirouette, and Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Quatrefoil Cover Plate, Fillable Frames #10 Die, Love Lives Here Die, Pearls, Polka Dot Sheer White Ribbon, Lace, Score Tape

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Papertrey July 2014 Inspiration Challenge Archive

I dug into my stamp sets because I wanted to play with a set I haven't used in awhile.  Ah Ha!  Round Repeats.

Stamp Set:  Round Repeats and Think Big Favorites #5
Paper:  White and Aqua Mist Card Stock
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise and Canyon Clay
Accessories:  Score Pal

The inspiration:
July 14 Color Play

Papertrey Make It Monday Challenge - June 30, 2014

Make It Monday - #170 Masking with Die Cuts

I made one of my flowers using a blender pen and ink to make it look more like water color, which is all the rage.  Next time I will make all three flowers using this method.  I love the soft color that results and how well it blends with the technique in the background.   

Technique can be seen in Erin Lincoln's video on the Papertrey blog page at


Stamp Set:  Friendly Flowers
Paper:  White Cardstock
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Winter Wisteria, Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Friendly Flowers Die, Tim Holtz Ink Applicator, Blender Pen, Dimensionals

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Just a Note to Say Hello

Stamp Set:  Life is Beautiful
Paper:  Kraft and Ivory Card stock as well as February Journal  Card Collection
Ink:  Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Life is Beautiful Die, Ivory Lace, Autumn Rose Button, Ivory Twine and Dimensionals

Friday, June 27, 2014

Friendly Flowers

I am addicted to the monthly moments Journal Card collection card stock.  The quality is so nice.

Stamp Sets:  Friendly Flowers and Lilly of the Valley (text)
Paper:  Vintage Cream Card Stock, Vellum, and February Journal Card Collection 
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Spring Moss, Scarlet Jewell and Autumn Rose
Accessories:  Friendly Flowers Dies,  Rose Colored Brads, Ivory Twine and Dimensional

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly

Stamp Set:  Life is Beautiful
Paper: Ivory and Aqua Mist Card Stock, Citrus Collection by Collage Press Designer Paper
Ink:  Aqua Mist and Versa Mark
Accessories:  Life is Beautiful Die, Linen Vellum, Aqua Mist Button, Winter White Embossing Powder, White DMC Floss

Monday, June 23, 2014

Papertrey June Blog Hop

Blog-hop-logoJune Blog Hop Inspiration


Card #1
Stamp Set:  Just Smile
Paper:  Ivory Cardstock and Monthly Moments May Journal Card Collection
Ink:  Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Just Smile Dies, Ivory Lace, Score Tape, Dimensionals (various sizes)

Card #2
Stamp Sets:  Doodlie-Do and Sending You (Text)
Paper:   March Monthly Journal Card Collection (love the quality of the card stock on these), White Card stock, Tropical Teal Card stock, Tropical Teal Bitty Dot Pattern Sheet
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus, Simple Chartreuse
Accessories:  Bermuda Bay Dot Ribbon, 4.5" White Doily,  Harvest Gold colored Brads, Prisma Glitter, Two-Way Glue Pen, Doodlie-Do Die, YG03 Yellow Green Copic, RV04 Shock Pink Copic, Score Tape, Dimenionals