Something to Stamp Saturday CTS#281
Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping in today for a look at my project for the CTS Blog Sketch challenge for this week. I really like the simple layout for this one. For my project, I used the Abstract Impression Stamp set. The sentiment is perfect and the 2-step flowers are so cute!

I used Call me Clover and Pineapple Punch Cardstock for my project. The flowers were stamped in Pineapple Punch and Crushed Curry ink. 

The inside of the card is just as important, so I stamped my gratitude and another flower inside. The rhinestones add that bit of sparkle to top it all off. Be sure to go to the CTS Website to see the other entries for this week. You too can create your own project and submit it too. 
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Finding Inspiration Friday Dandelion Wishes

Hi Everyone, Welcome to my Finding Inspiration Friday. I hope you are inspired with the world around you. Today I wanted to share what caused my inspiration. I have to say that I can't stand all the dandelions in my yard. My whole front and back yards are all pretty much dandelions. It's the only thing growing in this hot dry weather. With that, how is it that I love the Dandelion Wishes stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog? This is such a wonderful stamp set. I recently featured this as my July Stamp of the Month. 

This card uses Poppy Parade a color that has returned this year. I layered it with So Saffron with a strip of Garden Impressions DSP. That added strip gives the card more interest. The green in it also works with the Artisan Pearls.

For my second card, I paired Fresh Fig with Crushed Curry. The Berry Burst ribbon goes really well too. The silver edge goes great with the Rhinestones in the center of the Dandelions. 
Wonderful Wednesday Weekly Class Hi Everyone, We've made it to the halfway mark of the week. It's time to share my Weekly class projects. On Monday I shared my Memories & More projects and today I'm sharing the Darling Label Punch Box that is wonderful! Both of my projects were inspired by others. It's great to be able to get inspiration from other great designers. I C.A.S.E'd this project from Peggy Noe. Her card was so cute! I really like how the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing folder is shown so well by having the Darling Label punch barely covering. Peggy stamped the punch several times with green cardstock and Grapefruit Grove. She then cut the flowers out and the leaves. I decided to use the leaves thinlits from the Petals and More Thinlits. I then cut off pieces to use as the greenery. The other little trick is that I took some pearls and my Stampin' Blend and colored the pearls to match the Grapefruit Grove color scheme.  This second card for class was C…
Time to Stamp Tuesday with Paper Players Color Sketch #401
Hi Everyone, Welcome back to my Time to Stamp Tuesday blog. Today I'm excited to share my project inspired by the Paper Players color challenge for this week. This color challenge was designed by Joanne. If you haven't seen the new In-Colors for 2018-2020, you are in for a treat. 

My project highlights all three of the new In-Colors for the design challenge. I have been creating a lot of projects using Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green, so adding Highland Heather is fun. This is also the first time I'm using the Hand Delivered Hostess set in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. This set is only available for a minimum party and rewards to the hostess.  The balloon bouquet was created by stamping a second balloon bouquet to get the overflow of balloons. I also colored my images with the classic ink pads and an aqua painter. I find that coloring directly with the Stampin Write markers can be too deep or harsh, so I l…
Memories & More Monday
Hi Everyone, Welcome to the beginning of the week and joining me for Memories & More Monday. Today it's all about the Stampin' Up! Memories & More Card sets. I've blogged before about how I really never got into scrapbook crafting very well. I had such a hard time with layouts and organization. Stampin' Up! then paired with Becky Higgins and came out with Project Life. Well I was hooked. I could create quick and easy memory books, but what is more exciting now is the Memories & More Card sets because I can combine the best of both worlds memory keeping and card making together. 

The projects I'm sharing today are using the Colorful Seasons Memories & More Pack and the new Memories & More Small Note Cards with Envelopes. These are the perfect sized note cards. The small note cards measure 3" x 4". For my fall card above, I simply used the 3" x " fall card and cut out a header from another card as my say…
Stamp Something Saturday CTS #280 Sketch Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today on this stamping Saturday. Today I wanted to share a project I created for the Case This Sketch Challenge (CTS). Each week a template is posted and you can submit your card that was inspired by the sketch. CTS is all about clean and simple stamping. I really like the templates they display. This week, Chrissy Larson designed CTS #280. This sketch was a fun one to create with. For my project, I used the new Free Cake Stamp set and the Broadway Bound Designer Series Paper. I love the bright colors with Lovely Lipstick and Granny Apple Green. 
Something special is coming to customers in August. It's a new set of Water Color Pencils. They reflect some of the new colors as well as more variety. I can't wait until you are able to get them. Stampin' Up! has the best quality of water color pencils. For the cake, I began with the Stampin' Blends using the light colors of Lovely Lipstick and Granny App…
Finding Inspiration Friday
Mini Thank You Notes
Hi Everyone, Thanks for stopping in today for my Finding Inspiration Friday Blog. Today is a fun day to say "Thanks" to my stamping friends. I was inspired by some Garden Impressions DSP scallop circles that I had laying around. In one of my stamping classes, we used the Layering Circles Framelits to cut out a circle for our project. That left these pieces as scraps. Well there is no such thing as scraps in stamping. I also have been stamping using the new In-Colors and have gotten quite a bit of odd sized pieces. 3" x 3" note cards are the perfect little "Thank You" to pop into a customer's bag.  This cute note card is made with Pineapple Punch cardstock and the Garden Impressions DSP scallop circle. The saying is from the Hostess Set Very Vintage. This is a great stamp set! A little Artisan Pearls adds a great feature to the note card. This project uses Grapefruit Grove as the base of the card. This scallop…