Happy Friday!!!

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Happy Friday!!  & Also, a Happy Birthday to my brother!!!  I love this color combo, Whisper White, Real Red and Bermuda Bay…..

I try to keep cards for the men in my life very simple, they are not really into the fuss of the other cards I make.  A card that’s quick and easy, is better for me these days with the extreme cold days and snow we’ve been getting!  Unfortunately for us in the Northeast there is no end in sight for the next 20 days or so!   Also don’t forget to visit Brandy’s Cards to see all our other creations!

Here is a look outside our window the day after the storm.  Enjoy your day!  Paper Crafting Hugs, until next post………….

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We’re Back! Hooray for color challenge day!

It feels so good to be back creating and being on a schedule with my Stampin’ Up buddies and products!

Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White.

For todays card, I wanted to create a basically “all white” card with little color or colored card stock.  I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and with this color combo it has allowed me to really think about what I wanted to create.

Here it is:

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So darn cute but simple, Right? I was so inspired with the new happy watercolors DSP, I wanted to do something similar by creating a polka dot background, but how?  I opened my obscenely disgusting junk drawer in the kitchen and there it was, one of the pencils my boy’s do their homework with.  I used the eraser with the stamp on/off technique to get that subdued color and filled the sheet with dots!  Since we all be displaying Valentine cards the next few weeks, why not start with this one? The Expression Thinlits “LOVE” made it sooo easy for me.  It really took me about 5 minutes to get this card together.  I hope you like it!  Until next post, paper crafting hugs……

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 brandyscards.com 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)

Color Challenge Day!

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It’s Friday again and that means it time for our color challenge with the Blooms and Butterflies Team.  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride!  for more ideas, please visit our teams’ submissions at Brandyscards.com.

Our dear friend is undergoing heart surgery this week and I needed to create a card to send her.  I created a tag out of scrap and tied it to the vintage faceted button using the Early Espresso bakers twine. The Day Dream Medallions Stamp and corresponding dies, Floral Frames Collection, make it easy to cute them out and layer, propped up with Stampin’ dimensionals.