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

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


2014 Convention Swap

Last week I had the pleasure of joining my fellow “Stamp and Stretch” team, lead by Pam Strobel, and 4,000 other demonstrators at the Stampin’ Up! Convention in Salt Lake City. What a great time.  Convention is exciting, fun, inspirational, and the best part is we get to meet new people from around the world.

While lots of demonstrators do lots of swaps, I swapped only with our team members. Here is the card I created for our team swap:

2014 SU Convention Swap

  • Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, and Calypso Coral colors remind me of the beach – sand, water, and shells
  • Three little pearls provide the perfect accent to this beachy card

Thanks for stopping in.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps – By the Time; Ink – Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral; Paper – Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, and 2013-15 In Color DSP

Sending Good Thoughts for TSSC315

Today’s card was inspired by the Techno Stampers Challenge #315.  What a great sketch that lends itself to all kinds of cards.

TSSC315 Challenge

TSSC315 Challenge

  • A perfect combination – Retro Fresh DSP with its arrows and the sentiment from Perfect Pennants.
  • It is easy to combine paper panels – just flip the DSP over for a complimentary pattern (arrows dsp panel/blue banner panel).
  • Highlighting a word is easy using Stampin’ Up! markers.

Stamps Sets: Perfect Pennants. Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana.
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, and Retro Fresh DSP.

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

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!


Spring is here.  It’s a beautiful morning on the island with lots of sunshine. I love it!  Such a cheery start to the day inspired me to share this spring card with you:

A cheery card for spring

A cheery card for spring

  • Madison Avenue flowers in cheery colors of Calypso Coral and Baja Breeze set the tone.
  • The Daffodil Delight butterfly and flower centers adds another touch of bright color and reminds me of the sunshine.

Happy Spring, and happy stamping!

DSP Inspiration

I’m ready for spring; however, the weather has other ideas.  To brighten my day, I created a vase of flowers using colors found in a piece of Floral District DSP (retired).

DSP Color Inspiration

DSP Color Inspiration

I used my markers to color the vase, stems, and flowers (Button Buddies – retired stamp set) and added a candy dot to the center of the middle flower to give it a pop of “blue” color.
Enjoy, and happy stamping!