You’re Simply Wonderful for CCMC343

Today’s card was inspired by the sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary:


CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

Angles on cards are usually difficult me – I’m a straight-up kinda gal; however, this sketch encouraged me to move outside my comfort range and go for it.   It also allowed me to play with 2 new stamp sets I just received: Painted Petals and Simply Wonderful.  As you can see, I took a bit of liberty with the sketch and replaced the 3 dots with flowers.

CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

CCMC343 Sketch Challenge

  • Leaves and flowers from the Painted Petals stamp set are stamped in Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.
  • A strip of washi tape adds a bright spot to the card.
  • The sentiment from the Simply Wonderful stamp set is stamped in Strawberry Slush and the small flower from the same set is colored with Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder markers and then stamped.
  • A panel of Wisteria Wonder and a banner of Strawberry Slush are added to a Daffodil Delight card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!


Card Recipe: Stamps – Painted Petals, Simply Wonderful; Ink – Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush; Paper – Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White; Miscellaneous – Washi Tape, Candy Dot

Cool Color Combination for CCMC342 Challenge

Today’s card was created for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge:

Cool Color Combination

A great color combination that is understated, yet beautiful.  Here’s my card:

CCMC342 Color Challenge

CCMC342 Color Challenge

  • Spring is on my mind – Hello Honey is the perfect color for a spring flower and what goes with flowers …
  • Butterflies, of course – A large butterfly using Basic Black and Hello Honey and a small Basic Black butterfly combine for additonal spring elements on the card.

I hope you’ve enjoyed a quick glance at spring.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Enjoy, and happy stamping,

Card Recipe: Stamps - Gift of Kindness, Kinda Eclectic, For All Things; Ink - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey; Paper - Sahara Sand, Hello Honey, Basic Black; Miscellaneous - Butterfly Punches

Way to Go!

Today’s card was created for my friend who just received her doctorate – quite the accomplishment!    It was inspired by two challenges this week:

Create with Connie & Mary 338 Color Challenge:

and The Paper Players 228 Sentiments Challenge

Here’s my card:


Way to Go! For CCMC338 & PP228 Challenges

  • Way to Go! is front and center to serve as the focal point of this card.  Small washi tape banners at the bottom help emphasize this sentiment.
  • Background sentiments of “you did it” and “congratulations” are lightly stamped in Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!
San Juan Sue

Stamps: Bravo; Ink: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Whisper White; Accesories: Banner Punch, Washi Tape

Hello Fall x 2

It is beginning to feel like Fall on the island with the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler.  This inspired me to create a Fall card.  I ended up creating one card for two challenges!  The two challenges are: Create with Connie & Mary CCMC318 – a color challenge – and Pals Paper Arts PPA217 – a sketch challenge.

Here’s the card:

CCMC318 & PPA217

  • The color combination of Hello Honey, Pool Party, and Basic Gray are perfect for a Fall card.
  • A layer of Very Vanilla was stamped with the Hardwood stamp using Basic Gray to provide the perfect background and reinforce the theme.
  • The fussy-cut wheat image was mounted on top of a Pool Party circle to become the focal point of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

– For All Things, Hardwood, Holiday Invitation; Ink – Hello Honey, Pool Party, Basic Gray; Paper – Hello Honey, Pool Party, Very Vanilla; Miscellaneous – 2″ Circle Punch


Hello Again

Hello.  With the remodel almost finished, I’m finally getting a chance to get back to my blog. My card was inspired by this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge CCMC301. Everything about this card was accidental – most of the stamped pieces where ones I had lying around on the desk and the framelit pieces originally were cut too big so I had to “recut” them, which gave me the wonderful window effect. I love when creativity “just happens”.  Here’s how the card came together:

CCMC 301 Challenge

CCMC 301 Challenge

  • Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, and Smokey Slate combine for a fresh spring feel.
  • You can never go wrong with layered flowers popped up with a dimensional.
  • A gray candy dot accents the flower center.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy, and happy stamping!


To finish off my first week of blogging, I decided to try another challenge.  This time the challenge is Create with Connie and Mary – CCMC293 Sketch Challenge.  What a great sketch – so many possibilities.  Here’s my card:



  • I love the color combination of Smoky Slate, Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, and Crushed Curry
  • My stars with pearls mimic the star design in the Sweater Weather DSP
  • Congratulations is cut out from the Layered Labels stamp set

Hope you have a wonderful, and creative, weekend.