Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Marquee Messages

Happy Tuesday! I'm off for a walk then to the Soup Kitchen to serve today so I'm quickly going to share a card that my Upline sent to me!  



This card is made with the Marquee Messages stamp set.  It's a FUN set! The colors are Mint Macaron, Basic Black, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.

A classic...SIMPLE and CLEAN card with fun layers to add dimension and and make things pop!








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Here's a look at the stamp set!  

SO MANY POSSIBILITIES!!! 

I'd LOVE to see what creations you come up with! 



Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy Tuesday...ENJOY it!





~Today's Thought~

Monday, August 22, 2016

Christmas from Thoughtful Branches

Hey there everyone! Well...it's Monday night and I'm finally sitting down to blog! Boy did the day ever get away from me! I started at the gym this morning...got the kids to school...worked a few hours...came home to make a dessert for our Monday night home group...a friend came to visit...brought me a lemon (for my Strawberry Lemonade Bars)...had to go back to town for powdered sugar...came home finished the dessert...took my daughter to volleyball tryouts...back home to cook dinner...picked my daughter up...made lemonade and tea for our guests...ate dinner...finished helping kids with clean up chores just in time...and now I'm all cleaned up from dessert dishes and glasses...and ready for bed!!  BUT FIRST...I have one last card from my August classes to share with you...and it's my FIRST Christmas card of 2016!!!

This is such a simple yet very charming Christmas card!  My layers are Crumb Cake, Real Red, Crumb Cake (again) and Whisper White.  I made an oval template and placed it on top of the Whisper White layer then used my Sponge Brayer to color inside of the oval with Pool Party ink. Next I stamped my tree in Garden Green and the trunk in Soft Suede using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set. The ribbon I used is Mint Macaron (which goes great with the brayered Pool Party oval). I tied a piece of Kraft Rope (from the upcoming Holiday Catalog) around the bow while attaching a Mini Pinecone (also found in the upcoming Holiday Catalog)!  Isn't it a great card!  The really cool thing is it doesn't have to be for Christmas! It would make a fun masculine birthday card as well!  

Well...I hope your starting to think about your Christmas cards! There are only 124 days left until we wake up Christmas morning! The new Holiday catalog is FABULOUS! Please let me know if you'd like one!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a TERRIFIC rest of your week! I hope you find time to create!!!

~Today's Thought~


Friday, August 19, 2016

Hello Jars!

Hello there and HAPPY Friday! It's been a HOT week with lots going on! The kids are settled in school and I'm figuring out how to use my free time! I can't be out in the workshop ALL THE TIME...although I would like to!!!

I have another card from my August classes to share with you today! Hope you like it!


I made this card using the Everyday Jars framelits and the Jar of Love stamp set. The colors I chose are Pool Party, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White. I LOVE the 2015-2017 In Color Doilies ( just cut one in half)....isn't it cute popping out the side?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!  Stay SAFE!







~Today's Thought~

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Detailed Floral

Good Morning everyone! Hope you have a TERRIFIC Thursday coming your way! I had a FANTASTIC...albeit a bit UNORGANIZED workshop in Redding yesterday and I want to share another card that we made with you!  

This SIMPLE yet ELEGANT card is made using the Detailed Floral thinlits. I simply cut the floral design from Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered it to a piece of Soft Suede. I wrapped a piece of Pool Party Satin Ribbon around it and adhered it to a Crumb Cake card base. The inside of the card is layered with Soft Suede and Very Vanilla, but for the workshop I left it blank so they could choose their own sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. I personally need an anniversary card so I will be adding a CONGRATULATIONS sentiment! The color combinations are ENDLESS with this thinlit...can't wait to play some more with it!


Thanks BUNCHES for stopping by! I hope you find time to create today!

~Today's Thought~

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Dandelion Wishes

Good Morning everyone! I'm heading down the mountain today for my Redding Workshop and I have a SNEAK PEEK for you!

You know that I've been wanting to play with my Thoughtful Branches die, but haven't had the chance...but yesterday I did! I wanted something totally different then I've been seeing on Pinterest! A girlfriend had a birthday yesterday and someone posted my inspiration on her facebook page!  


Isn't it BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE it! The designer paper I chose is from the Fruit Stand pack.  I cut the DANDELION WISHES from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The PERFECT sentiment is from the Sweet Cupcake stamp set. I added a Metal Rimmed Pearl and tied a bow using Thick White Baker's Twine!  I was DELIGHTED when it was finished!  I hope you love it as much as I do! 











...and here is my inspiration!


Well..that's it...gotta get on the road! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!

Thanks so much for stopping by...it means the world to me! I LOVE sharing what I do!








~Today's Thought~


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Time to PLAY!

Good Morning and HAPPY TUESDAY!  I hope you had a FANTASTIC weekend! Camping was WONDERFUL! The first night I FROZE...and woke up thinking...I'm to old to tent camp! With a few extra blankets, some long socks and a hoodie...the rest of the trip was just PERFECT! It was so much fun to reconnect and hang out with old friends! 

Today...Adam starts his freshman year in high school and Kate starts sixth grade (junior high at our school)! I took them to school and now I'm OFF TO PLAY!! I hope you have as much fun as I'm gonna have!!!!  I'll see ya tomorrow with my creations!


~Today's Thought~



Friday, August 12, 2016

Thoughtful Branches - Day Seven

Hello and Happy Friday! It's the weekend! YIPPEE! 

Today I want to share just a few of my FAVORITE ideas for the Thoughtful Branches Bundle! You'll find all of these on Pinterest...it's a GREAT place for inspiration, and I've included a link to find them below each photo!!  

















Don't you just LOVE them all!?!? That's all I have for you today! Camping is FUN, but I can't wait to sleep in my own bed and shower in my own shower! We are tent campers, so we don't have any frills! We are having a lot of FUN though!

Thanks always for stopping by my blog! I hope you are INSPIRED!!!

ENJOY your weekend...I hope you find time to CREATE!!!

~Today's Thought~