A Personal Challenge

This week I decided to step outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to use stamp sets that are not my style.  Specifically, Gorgeous Grunge and Yippee-Skippee!.  I decided to also challenge myself to use the new In Colors.  Here’s the card I came up with:

Personal Challenge Card

  • Lost Lagoon and Blackberry Bliss go together quite nicely
  • Gorgeous Grunge was used as a background stamp on the white top note

The results – I love the new In Colors of Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon together and the saying from Yippee-Skippee!.  While I’m still a bit shy using Gorgeous Grunge, I can see its possibilities now that I’ve tried it.

What do you think of my card?  I’d love to hear your comments.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

An Island Thank You

We had the pleasure of having several couples visit us on the island for a week-long celebration of a college graduation.  The week was filled with sight-seeing, laughter, and friendship.  I hope this card reminds them of the island and the special time we spent together.

Starfish Thank You

  • Colors of Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory, and Pool Party spark thoughts of water and sand.
  • Thank You using a classic font never goes out of style.

Thanks for stopping in.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps - Simply Celebrate, By the Seashore; Ink - Island Indigo, Pool Party;
Paper - Island Indigo, Naturals Ivory, Pool Party

Hello and Thank You!

Thanks to all who inspire me

Thanks to all who inspire me

Hi. Welcome to my very first blog post ever. This one is dedicated to all of the creative and talented papercrafters who freely share their projects online. So many of you have inspired me over the past few years; however, there are a few that I’d like to recognize:

Pam Strobel – Stamp and Stretch
Mary Brown, aka stampercamper – StamperCamper’s Corner
Deb Currier - ARTfelt Impressions
Sandy Mathis – Stamp with Sandy
Debbie Henderson – Debbie’s Designs

Thanks, ladies, for all of your creative ideas and inspirations! I hope that my blog will encourage others to unleash their creativity and have fun.

Enjoy, and happy stamping!