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July 2016

Project Sheet Wednesday -- Floral Phrases



  • Crumb Cake cardstock - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Night of Navy cardstock - 2-5/8” x 3-7/8”
  • Whisper White cardstock - 2” x 3-3/4”
  • Floral Boutique DSP - 1-1/4" x 5-1/2”


  1. Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy ink at the bottom right on the front of crumb cake.
  2. Adhere the strip of Floral Boutique DSP as shown above the sentiment.
  3. Stamp the floral image into the center of your Whisper white panel with Night of Navy ink. Secure this panel to the Night of Navy panel as shown.
  4. Wrap a piece of Silver Natural Trim along the bottom of your Night of Navy panel and secure to the back of the panel. Make a bow and place as shown on the ribbon wrap with a Glue Dot.
  5. Put Dimensionals onto the back of the image panel and place onto your card as shown.

Nacho Average Challenge, Another go!

Here's another fun card I made for the Nacho Color Challenge this week:


I really love this Playful Backgrounds stamp set -- it's alot of fun!!  I can't seem to put it down! haha!!  I used the Bunch of Banners Framelits to create the sentiment -- love the way it turned out!

Here's the color challenge:


I would love to have you play along with us!!  Head on over to the Nacho Blog!!!

WWYS #74 Pop of Paradise

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Pop of Paradise stamp set.  This is certainly a fun set -- especially during these summer months here in North America!  And, when you pair it with the coordinating Pop of Pink Specialty Paper, you get some fun cards!!!


To participate in this week’s challenge and to see other great projects from the Design Team using this stamp set, be sure to visit the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Blog!


Now, go get to stamping!!  And, don't forget to share what you create!

In This World Project Sheet



  1. Dust the Shimmery White cardstock with your Embossing Buddy.
  2. Take the butterfly image from the ‘In this World’ stamp set and stamp into VersaMark, then onto the bottom right of the Shimmery White cardstock. Cover with White Embossing Powder and set with your Heat Gun.
  3. Open the Crumbcake Inkpad – making sure there is a deposit of Crumbcake Ink in the lid. Use the large Aqua Painter, generously squeeze water into the lid and mix together with the ink there. Randomly make a large Crumbcake splotch onto the Shimmery White Cardstock with the Aqua Painter. Do not colour the butterfly – leave white. Dry with your Heat Gun. Carefully clean up any excess water in the lid with a paper towel. (Adding extra water to the inkpad’s pad is not a good idea).
  4. Repeat the process in instruction point #3 but this time only cover around half of the Crumbcake splotch with other brighter coloured inks. I’ve used Crushed Curry, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral. Make interesting shapes. Experiment with swirls, letting the water roll across page etc.
  5. Colour the butterfly with your Aqua Painter and inks. Colour suggestions – Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach.
  6. Taking darker coloured inks such as Smokey Slate, Cucumber Crush and Island Indigo add more colour around butterfly as per the technique in instruction point #3. Keep adding colour until you’re satisfied with the result. Heat set with your Heat Gun.
  7. Using Momento Tuxedo Black and the sentiment from the ‘In this World’ stamp set, stamp into the centre of the Shimmery White card front.
  8. Adhere the Shimmery White watercoloured card front to the Whisper White Thick Card Stock with Mulit-purpose Liquid Glue. Adhere the Shimmery White/Whisper White thick card front onto the Basic Black card.

Bonus Days & Holiday Catalog!!

Have you taken advantage of the Bonus Days yet?  For each $50 you order in July, you'll get a $5 coupon from Stampin' Up! to use in August!!


The Holiday Catalog is coming soon!!!  I can't wait to see it!!  


I'm finalizing my mailing list as we speak!  You will receive on in the mail if:

  • you've place a $50 order with me in the last 2 months, you'll receive one in the mail, sometime in August!!  If not, it's not too late! Shop now!!
  • You're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber
  • You're a member of my upcoming stamp club!  Click HERE to join today!

I will also have them available for pickup  as soon as I receive them! 

Project Sheet Wednesday -- Touches of Textures (a day late!!)



  • Flirty Flamingo: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • Early Espresso: 5 1/8 x 3 7/8  
  • Whisper White: 5 x 3 3/4 & scrap to punch greeting


  1. Stamp all outline flower images randomly in Early Espresso ink
  2. Stamp fill in flower images in colors per sample (stamping Sweet Sugarplum small flowers multiple times without re-inking to create variation of tone)
  3. Add background texture dotted splatter stamp in Crumb Cake ink stamping twice without re-inking to create variations of tone
  4. Add second background texture stamp with So Saffron stamping twice without re-inking to create variations of tone.
  5. Stamp Bee stamp with Early Espresso ink as desired
  6. Attach stamped piece to Early Espresso layer and add ribbon (adhere to back)
  7. Stamp greeting on scrap of white in Early Espresso ink along with second texture stamp in So Saffron
  8. Punch out Greeting and attach over ribbon with dimensionals

Nacho Average Challenge #176

Good morning!!  The Nachos have a fun color challenge for you this morning!!  


I love this combo -- very bright and fun!!!  Here's my card:


I paired the Summer Sorbet Stamp Set with the Festive Birthday Designer Paper -- I love the combo!!  For the snowcones, I color the cones with the Emerald Envy and Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write markers.  The ice is tempting turquoise, and to add some fun sparkle, I used Dazzling Diamonds Glitter:


For the layout of my card, I used the sketch from Case this Sketch:

CAS(E) this Sketch #181:

Make sure you check out the design team's artwork -- they are amazing!!  Head on over to the Nacho Average Challenge Blog!!

WWYS #73 Jar of Love

Welcome to another week of What Will You Stamp?! This week, we were challenged to use the Jar of Love stamp set.  You can do so much with this set!!  But, my favotire image is the little fish!  He's just so cute!!  I also love that there are matching framelits!  (Everyday Jars Framelits).  Lot being able to cut out images precisely and in seconds!  

So, here's my card -- I used the Playful Backgrounds for the bubbles in the background:


To participate in this week’s challenge and to see other great projects from the Design Team using this stamp set, be sure to visit the What Will You Stamp? Challenge Blog!  



I hope you'll play along with us!!  We love seeing all the great ideas you share with us!!!

Love and Affection on a Sunday Afternoon

Good afternoon!  It's been a marvelous day so far!  Relaxed with coffee and my hubby, then had brunch with hubby and two boys.  Now, I'm playing!!  You all know how much I love a good challenge, and this morning, I found 3 that I combined to create this card:


The flowers are all watercolored with Melon Mambo!!  Isn't it amazing how you can change the color just by how much water you use?!!  And, the light blue -- it's Island Indigo!!  Love watercoloring -- seems to be "my thang" right now! haha!!  Here are all the challenges -- be sure you hop on over and see all the great ideas!!!  There is so much talent out in blogland!!

Freshly Made Sketches for the Layout:

Can You Case It? for the color combination:


and The Paper Players for their watercolor challenge:

I'd like to thank ALL the challenge blogs out there -- it's a lot of work, and I want you to know how much I appreciate all you do!!!


Summer Sorbet - Wedding Congrats!

I'm on a mini-vacation this week -- we have lots of stuff planned for the next 4 days, but today was a relaxing, stay in, kinda day!   So, I took a little time to play in the stamp room!  I pulled out some new toys -- Summer Sorbet and Banners for You!  Both GREAT sets!!  This is one of the cards I came up with:


I colored the cake with Stampin' Write Markers -- love the contrast of these two colors!!  Both the layout and colors were based on challenges:

Just Add Ink Sketch:

JAI #320

and the Pals, Paper, Arts Color Challenge:

Pals Paper Arts Color ChallengePPA309

The Sahara Sand was hard to add -- so I just used it as my card base!!  Hopefully, it still counts! haha!!