Say Goodbye to the Purple Monkeys!

My stepdaughter Shanice asked me to make cards for her children’s teachers. She requested purple monkeys with glitter – hilarious! I had so much fun making these cards. I am sad to see all 3 of these stamp sets retire in 2 days. I decided to go with a lighter shade of purple to coordinate effortlessly with the retired 2013-2015 In Colors. I like to call them the “Ice Cream Colors”. So yummy!  Look closely and you will see the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on each little monkey’s tummy.  So darling! I hope Shanice agrees!

Purple Monkeys Purple Monkeys 2

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies, Banner Banter, All Boxed Up (inside)
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2013-2015 In Colors Stack
Ink (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Lovelies: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  1” Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of these retiring stamp sets! Only 2 days left!

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!


With Sympathy

I dislike having to make sympathy cards and, unfortunately, I’ve had to make quite a lot lately.  Today’s card uses the sponging technique to provide a soft, nature-styled background for the wildflowers stamp in Serene Silhouettes.  To create the flagged ends on the sentiment, I placed a small square sticky note on the ends, just the way I wanted it cut and then used the square punch.


Stamp Sets:  Serene Silhouettes & Loving Thoughts
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Old Olive, Soft Sky & Staz-On Black
Lovelies:  Old Olive & Basic Black Candy Dots, Ovals Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder & 1” Square Punch

As always, feel free to send me an email anytime to letting me know if you have any questions, or if you would like to place an order!