It’s Fridays’ Color Challenge

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Basic Black, Soft Sky and Cherry Cobbler are our colors today!

This was a doozie for me.  I really had a rough time with these colors.  I have to be honest, I don’t think I am overly thrilled with this card and realized after it was put together I wanted to put a layer of Soft Sky under the white embossed layer.  Oh well, see no one is perfect and we all make mistakes and at the end of the day, Its really OK!  Next time if I make this design again I will remember.  Sometimes I only have a small window of time for creating and this day was one of them!  I was inspired by the “Hello” card in our catalog, I wanted to “CASE” it and twist it a little.  When I embossed it, I rubbed the soft sky ink on drier to soften it with a sponge.  I had  strip of DSP already cut for the Cherry Cobbler and realized it was in Real Red. LOL!   So by being in a rush I just threw in a strip of Cherry cobbler through the embossing folder again like the background and called it a day!   I probably should’ve walked away and left it for a couple hours but the card is cute and I think I can be critical of myself more then others.  I hope you like it!


Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!




A Fall “ish” Friday Color Challenge


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Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight are the colors for our color challenge

So last year for my sons class I used these cello bags to create the “broom” with pixie sticks inside.  It was a total hit and everyone loved them.  This year I wanted to create a little “Thank you!” I haven’t decided if this will be my “favor”  on our thanksgiving table or a treat before the holiday for the boys classroom.  I will say its a heck of a lot easier filling these bags with pixie sticks, rather then an individual piece of candy.  Maybe I will try and find chocolate twizzlers or something else.  I will be on a mission, please comment if you do have an idea for another candy choice, would love to hear from you!

Candy Corn, I cut strips of the DSP and glued them to the White CS then punched them out piercing a hole at the top to fit the twine through.  I stamped the Many Thanks stamp from the Harvest of Thanks stamp set and used the Apothecary framelits to cut out the Early Espresso CS and the stamped image.  I also used the 1/2″ circle punch on the top of the Early Espresso die cut to give it a little more strength to where I pulled the twine through.  Tied a bow, Simple and Cute!

I encourage you to visit to see what our team members have created!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and enjoy your day!


Early Espresso Stamp pad (126974)  CS (119686)

Harvest of Thanks (w 131736, c 131739)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)

Whisper White CS (100730)

Cello Bags 50 pcs. 1×8 (124134)

Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361)

1/2 ” circle Punch (119869)

Apothecary Accents (127003)

Bakers twine (white 124262 or early espresso 123124)

It’s Fridays Color Challenge!

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Good Morning!  Its Friday and another busy Soccer weekend for me!

Today our colors our So Saffron , Island Indigo and Pool Party.

This is my new obsession, Zoo Babies Stamp Set!  It is just so cute.  I just had prop that little bird on top of the rhino. I used Black Stazon to stamp the bird, then coloring the beak with Pool Party and Island Indigo pens, with coloring So Saffron.  A 2 1/2 slice of the Island Indigo gingham DSP.  The ribbon well, yes its from “Salebration”, and yes retired.  I’m sorry but I love this ribbon!  I wish they would come out with something similar, it ties so well! The top layer was mounted on pool party CS then So Saffron as the base for the card.  The sentiment layered on congratulations mounted on Pool Party with as always dimensionals!

I really love how this card came out, and I can’t wait to give it to our neighbor who just had a baby a couples of weeks ago!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today and the support you are giving me!  For NEW Followers and Viewers,  Welcome!!  Would love to hear your feedback!  Have a great weekend!

Product List:

Zoo Babies (w 130453, c 130456)

Gingham Garden DSP (129310)

Ink pads and pen colors: Island indigo, Pool Party, So Saffron, Black Stazon

Punches :

Word Window (119857)

Modern Label (119849)