I have used the Friends Are Like Seashells Embossing Folder a couple of times.  The detail is simply amazing!  Today I have paired the embossed image with the Die that matches it.  Oh My!!!



I used Stampin’ Blends to color and highlight some of the details made by the Seashells Embossing Folder.  It gives it a watercolor look.  The best part is how easily the Die matches up to the embossed panel for cutting.  It is such a great idea!

The gorgeous paper behind the die cut is from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.  It not only has the flowing water look, but up close it appears to have texture as well.

The sentiment is from the stamp set.  And I think it is a wonderful one that will get a lot of repeated use!  I stamped it using Calypso Coral Ink and then used the Story Label Punch to cut it out.  I added two of the Pastel Pearls to jazz it up just a bit since I did not layer it.

This Seashells Suite is just beautiful, no matter which product you choose to use or pair together!  I highly recommend it.  It makes me want to be sitting on the beach right now!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I do appreciate you.

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Friends Like Seashells

I have some new products to share today and they are a WOW!!  It is the Friends Are Like Seashells Suite.  Everything is just wonderful.



I hate to keep saying this, but the photo does not do this justice.  The embossed paper is the Pearlescent Specialty Paper.  It is a vanilla look with shimmer.  I embossed it with the Seashells Embossing Folder, and that alone was very pretty.  But I went a step further and watercolored the raised areas.  I used the Water Painters and Ink Refills.  The shimmer still comes through the painted areas.

The card base and layer are Soft Sea Foam and Seaside Spray.  Both are beautiful, soft colors that are perfect for this suite of products.  The sentiment is an immediate favorite!  I decided on the set based on this sentiment.  Then the more I saw of the products, the more I was sold.

I stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo and punched it out using the Timeless Label Punch.  I couldn’t decide where to place it.  Finally I decided it needed to be grounded.  So a strip of the Seaside Spray was the saving point.  The finishing touch is one of the Opal Rounds next to the sentiment.  (It really doesn’t show in the photo.)


Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it and hope you will come back tomorrow for another project.



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Simple Things


Happy New Year’s Eve!!!

I have a new card to share with you.  But I wanted to remind you first of the Curvy Celebrations products.  The Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP will be going away next week.  The Quite Curvy Bundle will be available in the upcoming Mini Catalog.

My favorite of this bundle is the Designer Series Paper.  It has Winter and Anytime patterns on the paper.  The card I am sharing with you today is using some of that paper.


The Designer Series Paper in the background is from the Classic Christmas DSP!  The pattern is in all of the colors of the paper.  I think it is a perfect background.

I paired this paper with the upcoming stamp set, Enjoy The Moment.  This is not a set I would normally purchase.  The images are all seed pods from around the world.  They are all a sketch like the one I used today.  They are all lovely, just not my normal choice.  What sold me on the set was the sentiments!  Now I love the entire set of course.

The sentiments are all just “perfect” ones.  They are like the one I used today.  “Friendship is found in simple things”.  I just love that!  In our crazy year, it is the simple things that have been the stars, at least for me.

Did you notice the bright green of the sentiment?  I stamped it in Mossy Meadow Ink to match the card base.  I then decided to give parts of the card some sparkle.  I went over the top of the seed pod and the sentiment with Wink Of Stella.  Oh My!!!  It just gave some shine to the seed pod.  But it made the sentiment really stand out.  I was thrilled with an unexpected find.  I would never have thought it would change the shade of the color and give it such brightness.  Woohoo!!  Now I want to try all of the colors to see which other ones change like this.

To finish the card, I added the Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend as shading around the stamping.  I also added the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim.  This trim is a dream to work with.  It is the same as the Real Red Braided Trim in the current Mini, but much softer.  The Red one is pretty stiff.  The final touch was a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems.

As has been the case most of this week, some of the images of upcoming products are not available to me yet.  So if my supply list is missing pieces, that is why.

I do have the measurements for you today.

  • Mossy Meadow card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Classic Christmas DSP is 5 X 3 3/4
  • Mossy Meadow is 2 3/8 X 3
  • Whisper White is 2 1/8 X 2 3/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate you following my cards.  Be safe during this New Year debut!



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Hey Friend

Today I am taking a short break from Christmas cards and projects.  I have received a couple of orders of upcoming products, including Sale-A-Bration items.  So I am sharing some of that with you today.


I love this little donkey!!  He is sitting there looking like I feel.  I have been busy for the last couple of weeks, and us old retired people are not supposed to be that busy!

The little guy is from the Darling Donkeys Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  That means he and his friends can be yours FREE with a $50.00 purchase once the new catalog and SAB go live on January 5th.

I am also showcasing some of the new Designer Series Paper that will be available for anyone who joins during Sale-A-Bration!  It is a real Sneak Peek of the next Annual Catalog in May.  So a long way off sneak peek.

For this layout, I cut my layers with the Pretty Peacock at 5 1/4 X 4, and then both sheets of DSP to 5 X 3 3/4.  I then placed the opposite corners of the DSP on the paper trimmer cutting line and sliced it in half.  Now I have two extra pieces to make another card like this.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.




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Fall Forever Fern

My card today is a version of a card that we did at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage at Home last weekend.  Normally we would have had OnStage in Salt Lake City, but since this is not a normal year by any stretch, it was done virtually.  I have to give huge credit to Stampin’ Up! for a great event.  They went above and beyond with the content.

One of the stamping spots was a stamp along.  We were given the measurements to cut our DSP and other card layers for a surprise layout.  I loved the layout and decided to do it again with a different stamp set.  I think of the Forever Fern stamp set as the colors of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  So it took a reboot of my brain to totally change the colors.  I am happy with the changes.

I used Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody and Bumblee as my inks and DSP.  The pattern in the Designer Series Paper seems to be the rough look I was going for with the colors of the leaves.  I got the Cinnamon Cider and the Bumblee from the In Color 6X6 DSP.  The Mango Melody comes from the Brights 6X6 DSP.  I love having the same pattern in all of the colors.  Although it would have looked just as good had I chosen different patterns.

I stamped directly onto the base card.  It is the Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  I alternated the different stamps and ink to create the pattern going up the left side of the card.  For the sentiment layer, I used the same stamps and colors, but I stamped off to give it a softer look.  The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set and is stamped in Cinnamon Cider.  Before adhering it to the top and bottom DSP layers, I wrapped the Linen Thread around a few times and added a multi-loop bow.

The measurements for the DSP are: 1 1/4 X 3 1/4 for the top and bottom pieces (Cinnamon Cider and Bumblee).  The middle layer is Mango Melody and is 1 X 4.  The sentiment layer is 2 1/4 X 3.

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Hello Fabulous

I have been focusing on holiday cards lately and now find I need quite a few birthday cards.  So I have a really cute one for you today.  It contains a fun stamp set and gorgeous DSP!



I really like all of the Green in the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  (And YES, it is one of the papers that are included in the 15% OFF Sale.  I have all of them listed below!)  The different greens were the basis of the card.  I paired Pretty Peacock with Just Jade for the main colors.

All of the stamps I used are from the Dressed To Impress stamp set.  For the perfume bottle, I stamped it using Just Jade Ink.  I then added the squiggly to the bottle in Pretty Peacock Ink.  To finish it off, I colored the remaining parts of the bottle with the Dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blend.  As I said, I LOVE how all of the greens work together!   I also stamped it again on some scrap paper and fussy cut the perfume label.  It is raised with a dimensional for a bit of definition.   I added a few Rhinestones for some Bling!  A girl definitely needs bling!

Today’s Measurements are:

  • 4 1/4 X 11 card base
  • 4 X 5 1/4 for white layer
  • Jade is 3 1/4 X 4 3/4
  • DSP is 3 X 4 1/2
  • Perfume base layer is 2 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • Perfume white layer is 1 7/8 X 1 3/8
  • sentiment base layer is 1 1/4 X 3 1/4
  • sentiment white layer is 1 X 3


Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you like today’s project and will return tomorrow for another new card idea.



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