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!


Happy Birthday, Miss Melody!

Here’s the adorable card I sent to a sweet little girl celebrating her First Birthday. I realized as I was writing my list of ingredients used for the card that there’s no actual stamping on it. Never fear! On the inside I stamped the word “Birthday” in Watermelon Wonder and random dots in Bermuda Bay with the Endless Birthday Wishes photopolymer stamp set. The thinlits are glued on using the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog, which kept it nice and clean. I popped up the Watermelon Wonder/Cherry on Top layers with Dimensionals so the punched out circle would have a nice shadow. Love how it turned out – and the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper is gorgeous! Why do I not use it more often?

Happy 1st Birthday

Cardstock: Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder
Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Thinlits: Hello You, Little Numbers
Punches: 1 3/8” Circle, Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Be sure to share your love of stamping with those you love!

March Club Card

This card is what I had my emBOSSing Queens club members make this evening. It epitomizes springtime – soft, pastel colors…sweet tea time doily…fluttering butterfly…all on Dazzling Diamonds. Perfection!

March Club Card

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Something Lacy
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Soft Sky, VersaMark
Lovelies:  Butterflies Thinlits, White Tea Lace Doilies, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds, 2″ x 1 3/8″ Oval Punch
Tools:  Heat & Stick Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber

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