Color Blog Hop March 1, 2017 b

img_082814889963bThe challenge I used is one from YNS # 58 – click on this link to find it.
I love this color combo.  This challenge has encouraged me to use a stamp set I have had for over a year that unfortunately has NEVER seen ink – how could that be you ask?  Sadly, I have others with the same affliction.  Anyway, I am happy to bring this darling set out of storage and give it some love.  It’s called Circle of Spring – very fitting for the current weather – although I hear we are in for colder temps later in the week.  You should have hopped here from Helen’s and up next is Sandy.ynscolor-58-350x452

Color Blog Hop Feb. 22, 2017

88875307bHow did we get so far into February already??  For today’s project we are to use our favorite technique.  My favorite ‘new’ technique involves using a new paper called yupo paper.  It is plastic and therefore does not absorb the ink.  I fell in love with cards made by Loll {check out Stampin With Loll} using the yupo paper and alcohol ink [tutorial here] . . . now before you go crazy because it’s not available from su – I used everything else from su [framelits, cardstock, stamps for the inside with a greeting etc.].  See what you think:  16790703_806325625448_793094936_n-1As usual, you should have just been to Joni’s Blog and please continue on over to my friend Sandy’s Blog.  Thanks for stopping by.

Color Blog Hop Feb. 8, 2017

15133057bToday our challenge is to use something from the new Occasions Catalog – honestly there are so many pretty and fun things in it that it is not really a challenge at all.  OK – so I did make it my own personal challenge because I wanted to accomplish two things at once – the challenge AND my daughter’s 30th birthday card.  She has been celebrating all weekend – her high school and college friends as well as some new friends  all went to a pottery class together – she planned her own party – provided the room, food etc. but all had a marvelous time.  Then we all had a fancy tea on Sunday.  SOOO – I wanted her card to be extra special – she really loves succulents, so I went with the Succulent dsp, balloons, the Number of Years Stamp set and the Large Number framelits and to top it off I added the new Lace Doilies.  I hope you will like my card.  You should have arrived from Joni’s and up next is Sandy.  Have a great week – maybe we will get some snow??? Hard to believe as we broke records today with temps in the 60’s.