Christmas Wishes for Fab Friday 125

Love this week’s Fab Friday challenge.  Such a clean and simple sketch, just my style!  Take a look at their challenge:

Like a few of the designers, I immediately thought of Stampin’ Up!’s Quilt Bundle and made several cards using the beautiful Quilted Christmas DSP and this layout.  However, while creating those cards another type of quilt top popped into my head.  Take a look at my card I created for this challenge:

Fab Friday 125 Challenge

Fab Friday 125 Challenge

  • My Christmas Wishes this year – peace, cheer, love, and joy
  • The combination of Tranquil Tide, Pacific Point, and Pool Party are a nice alternative to traditional Christmas reds and greens

Enjoy and happy stamping,
San Juan Sue

Friends and Fun

I wanted to create a card to send to all of my fellow team members who went to convention.  I decided to use one of the stamp sets we received free at the convention.

Convention Thank You

⇒Kinda Eclectic stamp images coordinate nicely together – making it simple and easy to create a card in minutes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps – Kinda Eclectic; Inks – Blackberry Bliss, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie; Papers – Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White; Accessories – Candy Dots, Large Butterfly Punch


Bravo!, James

Today’s card is very special as I made it for my son, who is taking command of an Army unit this week.  We are so proud of him!

The layout for the card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches 142 and the colors of red,white, and blue are in honor of my son’s service, as well as the 4th of July.

FMS 142

FMS 142

    • Fireworks are stamped using the flowers from Too Kind.  Thank you to Mary Brown, StamperCamper for her inspiration of this idea.
    • A touch of silver glimmer paper adds sparkle and makes the bravo! stand out

Thanks for visiting.  Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

Stamps- Too Kind, A Dozen Thoughts; Ink – Real Red, Night of Navy;
Paper – Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer

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

Thinking of You x 2

I’m always amazed at how different cards look even when they use the same ingredients. Both cards below use the Wetlands and the Sweet Essentials stamp sets.  Paper is Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, and Naturals Ivory.  Ink is Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, and Old Olive.

My First Version:

Version #1

Version #1

A sketch from Freshly Made Sketches inspired the layout of this card.  I created 2 separate focal areas with the birds in the horizontal panel and the grass in the vertical panel, as well as along the bottom of the card.  Two Island Indigo candy dots help balance the color.

My Second Version:

Version #2

Version #2

For this card I chose a clean and simple design with the only embellishment being several strands of Linen Thread, Island Indigo, and Early Espresso Baker’s Twine wrapped around the card.

I think the second version is my favorite.  Which is your favorite?

Enjoy, and happy stamping!