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Tropical Chic All White

Hi Stampers,

Today's card I chose to stamp in VersaMark with white embossing powder. I just love the simplicity of it. No ribbon, no embellishments. What do ya think?


Sometimes less is more!!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tropical Chic We Make a Great Pair

Hi Stampers,

I was surfing the internet and Pinterest for ideas for today's card. I found a card I wanted to case from my upline, Dawn Olchefske.


I just turned the card to landscape and made it my own with different stamp sets and colors. Where do you find your inspiration? Do you have a go-to layout? I would love to hear your ideas!!!

I decided to make my own background stamped cardstock like Dawn's card. I also masked off the "pineapple" (pine cone from Christmas Pines) and used the "evergreen" for the pineapple topper. I like how I was able to use a Christmas stamp set for a tropical card!!!  Who knew? I also used the sentiment from Animal Outing. I even remembered to stamp the inside AND the envelope. Boy, I was on a roll!!!




I hope I was able to INSPIRE you in some way!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #288-Tropical Chic


Hi Stampers,

Welcome back to another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge we are to use the new 2018-2020 In Colors. In keeping with my personal challenge of using a Stamp Set Bundle for a week, I made a set of 3 x 3 cards with a box using the Tropical Chic bundle.

This would be a cute set to give to a friend, coworkers....etcetera. I also remembered to stamp the envelopes.

I just love these bright and cheery in colors!!! I used the adidrondack chair from Colorful Seasons and the sun is from the Waterfront stamp set.




I just LOVE the leaf square die in this set.  I popped it up with mini dimensionals. This die cut is perfect size for the box too!!!


The Granny Apple Green ribbon matches perfectly!!! You don't have to seal the top, just tie ribbon around the box and then in a bow.


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Tropical Chic Thank You Card

Hi Stampers,

This week (and possibly next) I will be focusing on the Tropical Chic bundle. It goes well with the weather we are having here in Michigan!!! 90's and above!!! WHEW!!! I got out my retired fringe scissors and went to town. I also used the new embossing powder in the new 2018-2020 in colors. Perfect for a tropical card!!!




It almost makes you want to hula!!! LOL I know I will be using this embossing powder a lot!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #287-Patriotic Painted Glass



Hi Stampers,

Welcome back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge. This week we have a Home Sweet Home challenge. Who lives in the United States and does not like red, white and blue? With the upcoming holiday this made the challenge very easy for me. Also, with keeping with my weekly challenge to myself to post 3-4 card ideas for a particular stamp set/bundle I used the Graceful Glass collection.

I wasn't too sure about the font used on the sentiment stamps but it looks beautiful with this style card.


I die cut 3 of each color using the thinlit half circle and then patiently placed the colored die cut in each spot. The center one I adhered the "outline" to a piece of a scrap of Whisper White, placed the colored die cuts on it and then placed on dimensionals. The sentiment I placed the Whisper White back into the punch to make it smaller.


This shows how the center "pops" up


 Make sure to check back on Friday for another card made with the Painted Glass stamp set.


Lots to Love Box 3D Lemonade Stand

Hi Stampers,

First of all, don't forget Sale-A-Bration will be ending at the end of this month--which is at the end of next week!!! EEEKKK!!! That went by way too fast!!! Can I ask something of you? I am close to meeting my goal I set for Sale-A-Bration but not quite there yet. Would you help me out and go to my website and place your order before next week? I would truly appreciate it!!

Now, for today's blog post. Playing with the Lemon Zest stamp set and Lemon Builder punch last week, I came up with the cute idea of making my own Lemonade Stand out of the Lots to Love Box Die. All you need to do is cut 2 of the box framelits only take one of the die cuts and cut off the tabs so the top is open. Then, take a layering square framelit and cut out the opening. Stamp with the Hardwood stamp. Put box together and decorate. I put in 2 of the Crystal Light drink mixes in mine. Isn't this cute? I used the Colorful Seasons stamp to make the little lemons and limes banner.




All decorated and ready to give away!!!

I hope I was able to inspire you in some way. I hope you get to play!!!

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You've Got This


Hi Stampers,

Back for another installment of the Lazy Days of Summer. Well, being that it is shark week on tv, I had to try to make a shark card. I know a couple of people this would be good for. You know, the kind that are going through tough times, trying times and sometimes, they needed to be reminded that, hey---You've Got This!!! The bell punch with a couple of cuts makes a great shark fin don't you think?




I hope I inspired you in some way!! Be back tomorrow for another Lazy Days of Summer post!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sand Castle Treat Holder


Hi Stampers,

Today for my Lazy Days of Summer blog post, I made a Sand Castle Treat Holder. I saw one in the Silhouette Store but I don't own a Silhouette (insert sad face). So, I got out scrap paper and pencil and drew one.

Here are the four pieces you need. You can cut out the "treat holder" out of kraft cardstock-which, by the way, is coming back in the new Christmas Catalog!!!! This only uses one sheet of Gold Glimmer Paper. I thought the Gold Glimmer Paper looked like golden sand.


Download SandCastleTreatHolder

The treat holder "box" you will need to cut a piece of Kraft cardstock 2-1/2" x 9 inches. Score on the short side 1/2" on both sides. On the long side, score at 2" on each end.

The little circular towers I used a 3/4" circle punch to cut them out. I also used the smallest oval of the layering ovals framelits to cut out the 3 windows. I just partially die cut these and finished cutting across with scissors. I used the second bigger one to cut the door. I placed vellum on the back for the window and door covering. 

I traced my pattern on the back of the Gold Glimmer Paper and cut out. In fact, you can see some of my markings in the pics. 

You will need to use either Tombow green glue or tear and tape to adhere the box together. SNAIL will not hold!!!! I used dimensionals on the front of template to adhere to the bigger piece to give it some dimension.





I didn't even use any stamps on this project!!!

I found this candy at the Dollar Tree!!! Perfect for this treat holder.


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3D Seaside Shore


Hi Stampers,

Back for another Lazy Days of Summer post. I really like how this "card" turned out. I love the 3D feel it has to it. The only adjustment I would make next time is to make it longer. It does have a lot of fussy cutting but who cares. Cardmaking relaxes me and it is a lot cheaper than therapy (well, maybe *Ü*) The best part is -- it lays flat for shipping and fits into Stampin' Up! envelopes.



I stamped the sentiment on the back of the aquarium.


Again, I used the Seaside Shore. I "shore" am getting the use out of this stamp set!!!! LOL

Thanks again for stopping by!!


Life Preserved


Hi Stampers,

Today's card uses a different fold than the card from the other day.



I think it is a cute card for someone finishing swimming lessons, summer birthday or who just loves to swim!!! In the summer heat, who doesn't?

Thanks for stopping by!!!