Wonderful Watercolor Floral Birthday

Oh my goodness, today’s card features Gina K’s recent Watercolor Floral Card Kit that I could not wait to get my hands on.  And I must say, it was everything I hoped for and more…much more!  There are so many beautiful elements in the kit that the cards could probably make themselves…haha!  Today’s card is just the first I created with this kit and it barely scratches the surface of possibilities.

The only stamping on the front is the sentiment from SU’s Sweet as a Peach stamp set which is stamped in black Versa Fine ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  The beautiful foliage pattern is from the Watercolor Floral 6 x 6 paper pad and the gorgeous flowers are from the Watercolor Floral Ephemera Pack…all included in the kit.  I added a few gold glitter gems as a final detail.

Again, the inside sentiment which is actually 2 separate stamps is from Gina K’s So Many Sentiments stamp set and yes, that too is included in the kit!

I’m playing along with The Card Concept #173 Challenge where I was inspired by the pretty color palette, as well as, the floral detail on the pillow.

And also the challenge at Fusion where I chose to follow the sketch and the floral inspiration in the photo.

Thanks for stopping by today,



April Showers for a Baby Shower

Today I have a cute mini slimline baby shower card.  My card measures 6″ x 3 1/2″ and features a few cute little images from Hello Bluebird’s Puddle Play stamp set.  The coordinating paper is from Lawn Fawn’s Flower Market 6 x 6 paper pad.  

Nowadays, when it comes to attending baby showers, I usually opt for a gift card as a gift.  This card fits the bill as I created a slim pocket on the inside that can accommodate either a gift card or check.

I’m playing along with The Paper Players Challenge...

Thanks once again for stopping by today!






It’s Game On…for CC2C

Once again, it’s that time of the month for Karen Hallam, in California and myself, in Pennsylvania to criss cross the country to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) our cards.  This month Karen chose the theme:  a masculine card.  Karen created this awesome card for her gardener husband’s birthday.  You can see all the details HERE. I’m sure he’s going to love it!

This type of card is one that’s not necessarily in my comfort zone, partly because I really don’t have a need for many of these.  We are a girl majority family for sure.  Although I now have two small grandsons, so I better get my GAME ON! 

I pulled out the retired SU Game On stamp set and paired it with two patterns from the also retired Pattern Play DSP for today’s masculine birthday card.  I think this set is unique and fun. It’s one that I’ll keep and use for a long time.  

Here’s a peek inside.  Besides the bottom sentiment that’s also from the Game On set, I used a sentiment from the SU Happy Thoughts stamp set.

The layout for my card was inspired by the Retro Rubber Challenge #180.

…And the color inspiration is from the Just For Girls Color Week Challenge

Thanks very much for cross the country this month with Karen and I.  I hope your week is going well!


Big, Beautiful Butterfly for Mother’s Day

Hello!  Did I say BIG…yes I did.  Spellbinder’s Card Creator Bibi’s Butterfly dies create a big, beautifully shaped card. I was so excited to use this and cannot wait to create more (and more) cards with it. 

After using the largest die to create the card in Soft Sea Foam card stock, I cut the the next butterfly die in white card stock and embossed it using Spellbinder’s Garden Path embossing folder.

I cut a lot of the flowers and leaves from white card stock and sponged them using Distress Oxide inks before assembling on the butterfly.  The sentiment banner is stamped with a sentiment from my stash and heat embossed.

The inside sentiment is from SU’s Happy Thoughts stamp set.

I’m playing along with the Tic Tac Toe #157 Challenge

I chose the first column down:  Butterfly, Floral Bouquet, Background Stamp/Die

…And the Sunday Stamps Color Challenge

Again, thanks very much for checking in.  I appreciate it!