Poppies to Feel Better


Happy Monday and here's to another Paper Players Sketch Challenge. Sandy created a sketch for nothing but crafting pleasure and I had loads of fun putting this card together.


Although Sandy gave everybody some "artistic license", I stayed very close to the sketch. It just happened that way. My inspiration was the actual sketch and Stampin' Up!'s Pretty Print Texured Embossing Folder from the current Holiday Catalog.

  • The embossed print has such a simple, fun elegance to it. It replicates itself beautifully with the Core'dinations Card Stock
  • I lightly shaded the poppies from the Pleasant Poppies stamp set with my blender pen and some Pool Party and So Saffron ink pads and cropped them with Circles Collection Framelits.


  • My Large Scallop Edgelit created a pretty scalloped bottom border from Early Espresso and Pool Party card stock.


  • Just a touch of Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon works beautifully for some color balance.
  • "Feel Better Soon" is from my new "go to" Hostess Sentiment Set "Express Yourself". The font is simple and clean and works well with almost anything.

Have some stampin' fun and thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Stampin' Up! Supplies For Today: Card Stock – Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock. Ink – Early Espresso, Pool Party and So Saffron. Stamp Sets – Pleasant Poppies and Express Yourself (Hostess). Tools – Circles Collection Framelits and Pretty Print Textured Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit. Embellishment – Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.



Let’s Hear It For Georgia!

Georgia 1

Georgia Egan is a member of my downline and a Stampin' Pretty Pal! She's a very talented stamper and paper crafter and I asked her if I could share some of her recent cards with you today.

Last Friday, I held my monthly Stamp Camp. Georgia has been a member of my group for more than a year and always comes in with a project she's created. She just got her Envelope Punch and wanted to show us the perfectly sized envelopes she made for these cards. Her envelopes were great, but her cards were Clean and Simple perfection!

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Although Georgia changed up the colors a bit, she got her inspiration from another Stampin' Pretty Pal, Susan Itell.

  • Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight and Strawberry Slush are the "Flower Shop" colors Georgia used in the first card and the sentiment is from one of my very favorite sentiment stamp sets, Perfectly Penned. Whisper White Candy Dots are the perfect embellishment for these whimsical flowers.
  • The second card features three perfectly punched Elegant Butterflies on a Whisper White layer attached over Real Red card stock for a shadowbox effect. Large Pearl Basic Jewels placed in the center of the Elegant Butterflies adds just the right touch!

A big thank you to Georgia for sharing her pretty projects with us.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and I wish you lots of stampin' fun!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: Card Stock – Whisper White, Real Red, Perfect Plum. Ink – Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Real Red. Stamp Sets – Flower Shop, Perfectly Penned. Tools – Pansy Punch (Part of the "Flower Shop Bundle", Elegant Butterfly Punch, Envelope Punch. Embellishments – Candy Dots, Large Pearl Basic Jewels.



Garden of Get Well Wishes


"Color" is what this card is all about. Basic Gray and Crisp Cantaloupe…you need nothing more! Try this color combination with any sketch or stamp set. I guarantee, you'll be delighted. Oh, and add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels…you'll be more delighted!

I can't take all the credit for this one. I CASED this color scheme from Stampin' Up!'s Blog. These colors were featured by Stampin' Up! using another stamp set. 


Flagged Banners and more banners! They're everywhere, and make such a striking statement. If you're like me, and love patterned paper, you could have your own private party cropping pretty flagged banners! A smidgen of the new Silver Foil Sheet cropped, and another Foil Sheet punched with the Chevron Punch adds a little shine to my get well wish.


Bundles! Coordinating Bundles! Stampin' Up! has such a wonderful collection of Bundles. I stamped these "Secret Garden" flowers with Basic Gray ink onto Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and perfectly cropped them in no time at all with the matching Secret Garden Framelits and my Big Shot.

The sweet and simple sentiment is from my new "go to" sentiment Hostess Stamp Set, "Express Yourself", and I used Naturals Ivory, Basic Gray and Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.

I made this card for a very special friend. I hope it brings a sparkle to her eyes and a shine in her smile!

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a safe and happy holiday weekend.