Market Fresh

Here's another card made with the Market Fresh stamp set. I pulled out the matching DSP called Farmers Market and it has this really cool wood grain print. LOVE IT! I used a base of Soft Suede and a panel of the DSP I used a square of Whisper White to stamp my image in Basic Black. I colored it in with the retired Blendabilities markers. (I need to use them before they dry up) lol. Layered that on a square of Cherry Cobbler. I then added a bit of Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon. ( also retired contraband). I was really sad to see this ribbon retire.
I know get over it right??? Hahaha but I need to use it up so there ya go.
Thank you for stopping by, and hope you are feeling blessed.

Thoughts and Prayers

I finally broke down and ordered a sympathy style set. I liked this one for its versatility, and it comes with a lot of sayings and sentiments. I like that. I can also use the tree or the flower stem for other non sympathy style cards by just changing up the sentiments. I'm all about getting the most from one set.

I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler, and added a touch of DSP from the in color stack. I then used a ribbon from the same matching in colors. Delightful Dijon. I stamped the background in Tangelo Twist and the tree and sentiment in Blackberry Bliss.
I hope you enjoy today's post. If you don't have this set I would highly suggest it.
I'm excited to see what else I can come up with using this set. Have a great day and Thank You for stopping by.

Broke Stampers Unite

Hello and Welcome to another posting for the Broke Stampers Unite.
This week we are featuring a stamp set. The chosen stamp set is Wonderous Wreath. This set is in the current annual catalog. It debuted as a very popular set in the 2014 Holiday catalog. I fell in love with it back then and have to say it's still a favorite for me, and the matching framelits, are such a great bundle.

I used a base of Mossy Meadow and a few pieces of DSP from the Merry Moments stack. I stamped the wreath in Mossy Meadow, then stamped the accent leaves in versamark and heat embossed them in gold. Gives it a lil pop of glitz though it's hard to tell in this picture. I finished it off with some sadly retired Mossy Meadow stitched satin ribbon.

So that's my card for this week. I have been crazy busy and fighting a bug this last week so I've only posted the one card.  Hope this next week is a lil better. It seems this time of year always gets bustling for me, and I find myself running about way more than I like. Lol.

Be sure to hop over to Terri and Stace blogs and see what they came up with for this set.  Take care
And THANK YOU for stopping by!

Some Cricut Action

Pulled out my Cricut last night and made up a few cards. The card bases and pattern papers are Stampin'Up! The images are print then cut from Cricut.

More Scary Treats

Playing a bit more with the Howl-o-treat set.
A fun card and a some treat containers. Had to add the green googlie eyes.

Howl-O-ween Treat

Here's a card I did for my last Sketch Frenzy Friday.
I have sadly decided to move on from their design team. It was a fun year of weekly sketch challenges. But it was time.

I didn't get this set from the Holiday Catalog, but my friend Terri was nice enough to share with me some images from this cute set that I probably should have gotten lol. So the next few posts that I plan on doing will be using these images. Thank you so much for stopping by. Come back soon!!! I'm always adding something new.

Festival of Trees

Broke Stampers Unite

Hello, it's time for another BSU post.
This weeks post is a color challenge.
Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip, and Pumpkin Pie. What a bunch of wonderful fall colors!!!! So the two cards both host each of those colors collectively. I hope you enjoy what I've done. I used different stamp sets on each card. On the left I used Thankful Forest Friends and on the right I used Lighthearted leaves.

I hope you enjoy what I've come up sure to hop on over to Terri and Stace blogs to see what they have done. Have a great day everyone Thank You for stopping by.


Hello and welcome to this weeks Broke Stampers Unite post. This week the topic is Techniques, and for this technique we are doing masking tape/painters tape technique. It was a new thing for me. Hadn't heard of it and had to look it up. What I learned was that you take strips of masking/painters tape and gently apply sticky side down to your ink pad. Give it a light tap and then lift it up off the pad. Then you take that strip of tape and apply it to your desired spot on your card stock. You want to place it down lightly and only very gently give it a rub. You don't want to stick it down and press hard because it can lift or tear your card stock surface as you pull it back up. So work lightly lol. As shown in the picture below I did these steps a couple of times. I used Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango, and Hello Honey inks.  Once I got my background stripes done I then stamped my image over the top with Early Espresso. It's just a fun and easy way to create stunning background effects. 

In this card once I got my background stripes done I used a sponge dauber and added ink to the edges of my card stock.  I hope you've enjoyed learning about this technique, I know I did. Give it a try....go forth and stamp!!! You'll love the fun effects you can get and be able to step up your stamping.
I also want to say a big WELCOME to Stace who has joined Terri and I in our Broke Stampers Unite quest! Be sure to head over to both of these lovely ladies blogs and see what they came up with for this week.


Happy Sunday....
I was playing around with different looks and this one came out! It wasn't good for what I was needing at the time but I thought it would make a nice daily post submission.  It's all straight forward stamping. I used a bit of marker on the background flower, then I used markers for the dragonfly. Sorry for the short post......I'm running on a crazy schedule now so time to get things done has been a challenge in itself. It would be easy to just not post for a day or two but I'm trying really hard to stay on my commitment of daily submissions.  Hope you enjoy. Thank You for stopping by. 


Hello and happy Saturday hope you are having a good weekend.   For today's card I was playing with the set called Awesomely Artistic. This is a fun versatile set.  It only comes with one word stamp. But when combined with a greeting set you have so many possibilities to make all sorts of any occasion cards. For the base here I used very vanilla card stock. I stamped with pacific point, calypso coral, mint macaron and old olive. The idea was to keep it clean and simple so I just did a bit of cluster stamping. I stamped the circle and the dragonfly and then fussy cut them out and popped them up with dimensionals. 

Hope you enjoy today's card and I hope it inspires you to get stamping!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a fabulous weekend. 

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Hello and welcome to another Sketch Frenzy Friday post. I failed to track down the photo of the sketch but I can tell you that I followed it to a T lol. So I think you can figure it out. I used crumb cake for the base and the large dots embossing folder of my favs. I pulled out my Merry Moments DSP for the circle and the back stripe. I used the note tag punch and layered a tree from the Festival Of Trees stamp sets that I cut out with the matching framelits.  I added a bit of smokey slate bakers twine for the bow.  It's a fun sketch from Diana ...... So easy to play along with us and create your own version. If you do be sure to add it to the SFF blog. There's a link at the bottom of this weeks post. I love seeing what others come up with. So join us!!! Have a great weekend...Thank you for stopping by!!! 

Just Sayin'

This was another card from the color combo discussion. Smokey Slate and Elegant Eggplant and Whisper White. I used Sheltering Tree stamp set and the Crazy About You set for the sentiment. I found a small bird from a different set and I remember not which one lol. I used a length of smokey slate bakers twine to finish it off.
It's a pretty combo. My photo doesn't quite show the eggplant color very well. Sorry about that.
Hope you enjoy today's card!! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

Broke Stampers Unite

Welcome to this weeks edition of Broke Stampers Unite. This weeks topic is Fall or Halloween. I went for more of Halloween. The stamp set I used is called Sweet Hauntings, and again this was a challenge for me because it's not really a traditional Halloween set but more of a treat packaging set. So I have to try or stretch a bit harder to make cards  with this. Soooooooo on the first card I used a base of tangerine tango, a strip of elegant eggplant and the Happy Hauntings designer series paper. I also used a spider web doily that I had cut the center out of for a previous project. I punched a circle out of whisper white stamped a toxic stamp and also added another potion bottle from that set. I made the sentiment from cutting apart one of the tag stamps in the set.  The other card was made with more happy Hauntings DSP using the cut flip add a strip technique. I then cut the ghosts from another piece of DSP from the same pack, and popped them up with dimensionals.  I added the stamped tag for my sentiment making it look like a head stone.  On the treat pack I used the envelope punch lard and a piece of 6x6 DSP. I basically made an envelope but left the top open. I put some yummy treats in a cello bag used a ribbon to seal it and added a tag from the same Sweet Hauntings set.  Quick and cute!! 

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to head on over to Terri's blog and see what she came up with for this challenge Here

A lil Kindness

Hello, and Thank You for stopping by. I was on a group discussion on my up lines group talking about favorite color combinations. This combo was suggested and it really stuck out for me. I think because I'm not sure I would have stumbled onto it on my own. Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky and Elegant Eggplant. So of course I had to stop reading and try it out! It's a pretty combo I think, and it gave me a chance to step away from some classic fall colors.  I used the stamp set called Kinda Eclectic. I love the versatility of this set.  Hope you enjoy today's offerings. Enjoy your day and try to get in and stamp something!!! 


I have migrated back to the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set again. With this card I used a base of Island Indigo and on a layer of Whisper White I stamped a single leaf repeatedly in Chocolate Chip ink. I then used some Stamp n Write markers......lets just say the whole of the Rich Regals color family and added a touch of color throughout the leaves. I then just stamped my sentiment on a strip of Whisper White and also stamped a different leaf image from the same set in Crushed Curry. I added some rhinestone jewels and there ya go.  So today is Monday which for me means Friday. So Im pretty excited about that. Hope you enjoy today's offering. Don't be afraid to leave a comment. It's always nice to hear that I'm not talking to myself all the time. Have a great day Thamk You for visiting. 

Sunday and WCMD

Good Sunday to you. Hope your weekend is going well. Yesterday I almost forgot that is was World Card Making Day. What was I thinking??? Anyway I jumped in and made some cards even though I was feeling very challenged...  Lol. 

With this ca d I started with a base of Soft Suede and with some Whisper White I stamped some images from the Work Of Art stamp set. I used Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, So Saffron and Calypso Coral.  I cut out the butterfly with the thinlits in gold foil paper and glued it on the front. I then took some gold sequin ribbon and gently pulled the sequins to use as an all over embellishment. 

This is not at all what this card started out to be but its funny how well it just takes you where you should go. It was supposed to be a note card and a CASE from Pinterest but, it just took on its own life.  Hahaha 

Hope you are able to squeeze in some stamping time today. I'm still going to continue to celebrate WCMD and try to get a jump on my week. Take care everyone and Thank You for visiting. 


Hello and Happy Saturday

How's your weekend going?? Today's post is made with Vintage Leaves and Leaflits Framelits. On this card I stamped and heat embossed the leaves on Whisper White. I then used sponge daubers and randomly sponged Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, and Early Espresso ink. I then cut them out with the framelits. The black medallion was made by snipping out the inside of the spider web doilies from the holiday catalog. Made the background with Gorgeous Grunge stamp set in Pumpkin Pie. I arranged the leaves and snarled two down and one I used dimensionals on to pop it. Added some Mossy Meadow bakers twine and a jewel rhinestone as well as some dazzling details on the medallion.

Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and Thank You so much for stopping by.

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Its time for another Sketch Frenzy Friday Post.

I was fishing around on on Pinterest for some inspiration and found this fun color combo. Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red and Soft Suede. Love love love this combo. I started with a base of Basic Black and covered it with a layer of Whisper White. I used the splatter stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in Old Olive, Real Red and Soft Suede. Used the lighter splatter in Basic Black. I punched a cirlce and a layer in Whisper White and Basic Black stamped a sentiment from Crazy About You stamp set. Added a square of Real Red, Soft Suede, and Old Olive. Punch a flower in Real Red from the Petite Flower Punch. added a Basic Black candy dot to finish it off. 

Hope you enjoy this weeks sketch....come on over to the SFF blog and submit your version of it. :) Love to see others playing along with us. Have a great week,and Thank You for stopping by. 

Tip Top Taupe

Today's post will be short and sweet. I chose to play around with another In- Color called Tip Top Taupe. First card I used the bird from Joyful Season to make a just because type card. I stamped the outline in Soft Suede and the inside in Tip Top Taupe. I used Delightful Dijon for the beak. I then added some DSP and Dotted Lace ribbon in the TTT color. The second card was done with the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and the same DSP this is one of my favorite In-Colors. Have a great day everyone.