December 2017: Color Fusers Blog Hop

Happy Holidays!!

I cannot believe we are in December already.  I have been a busy bee making all my Christmas cards, which I hope to share on my blog later this month.

The Color Fusers team chose some fun, festive colors for the month.

Emerald Envy + Cherry Cobbler + Tranquil Tide + Whisper White

To display the festivity I used the Smitten Mitten stamp set and coordinating Many Mitten framelits, which is sold in a bundle as well.

The card base is Emerald Envy, the layered DSP is from Be Merry designer series paper set, and the mittens are Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler.

The message inside the card was stamped on a scalloped circle from Layering Circles framelits, accented with 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Emeral Envy.

Here is a closer look at the detail in the mittens.

I hope I have left you with cozy thoughts with these Smitten Mittens.

Please be sure to visit the other amazing Color Fusers team.

Debbie Henderson is the next stop.  Pat Ertman is the previous stop.




November 2017: Color Fusers Blog Hop

Hello, and welcome… love this time of year…

This month we chose Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip & Tangerine Tango.

From the current holiday catalog, I used the Pick a Pumpkin bundle, combined with the Paisleys & Posies set.

Card #1 has a Blushing Bride card base, Tangerine Tango pumpkins, accented with Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip.

I saved the star cut outs from the die cut and pasted them on for added fun.

You can see I also used dimensionals to give a 3D effect.

Card #2 is a Very Vanilla base with Chocolate Chip pumpkin, accented with Tangerine Tango.

The leaves underneath are Wild Wasabi.

I accented the sentiment in Blushing Bride, using the Patterned Pumpkins die cut.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit the rest of the awesome talent on this team. Heather Osborne is the previous stop and Tammy Civello is the next stop.


Color Fusers Blog Hop: October 2017

It’s the first Monday of October and the Color Fusers team is back for more fun and creativity!!

This month we used Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede & Whisper White.  Such a great combination of colors for Autumn.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Layers thinlits.  Seriously, this has been an awesome set to use for so many occasions.

The reversed leaves were created by using the sponge daubers over a cut out image of a leaf, found in the thinlits set.

On the inside of the card, I stamped the smaller leaf in pumpkin pie, fresh fig, and lemon lime twist.

Hope this has inspired you to create a few Autumn-themed cards.

Please be sure to visit the rest of the team!  Jo Anne Hewins is next…

Color Fusers Blog Hop: September 2017

Happy Labor Day weekend!!

Hope you are enjoying your final weekend of summer festivities… well, technically we have a few more weeks, but I always see Labor Day as the end cap to summer.

This month’s color combination was awesome!!  Very cheerful.

It led me to create a couple simple birthday cards that required NO STAMPING.  NO INK.  What to the what?!?!?

Stampin’ Up has some great die cuts and punches, and that’s what I used to create these two simple cards.  The Happy Birthday message from the happy birthday thinlits die (#143700) is simple and elegant.

For the striped card, I cut strips of card stock into 1.25″ x 4″ and they fit evenly on a standard 4.25″ x 5.5″ card base.

The balloon card is a bit more whimsical and I used dimensionals to raise a couple of the balloons I cut out using the balloon bouquet punch (#140609).

Please be sure to check out the rest of this team’s fantastic creations!

Thank you for visiting!


Color Fusers Blog Hop: August 2017

It’s the August hop!

Where has this summer gone?!?!?  How is it August already?  Soon we’ll be back in school, sipping apple cider, and wearing sweaters again….

But, for now we have this beautiful  assortment of colors to play with.

Very summery with a nice contrasting black and smoky slate.

I just love The Little Piggy stamp set.  So cheerful and sweet.

I water colored the pig in powder pink.  The flower is berry burst.  I accented with the 1/2″ finely woven ribbon in both berry burst and powder pink.  What a fun card to send to someone you love and cheer up their day.

Please visit the sites of all the other amazing artists in the hop —


Have a wonderful day!!

Color Fusers Blog Hop: July 2017

Another first Monday of the month, another Color Fusers Blog Hop!

This month we used Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.

To showcase the colors, I used the You Move Me stamp set and coordinating Move Me thinlits.  I love that the detail of the butterfly is separate from the base, so you can use two colors.

I adhered the butterfly with dimensionals to give it a little lift, but let’s be honest, I ALWAYS use dimensionals on my projects!

I added the lemon lime twist ombre ribbon, which is B-E-A-UTIFUL!!

Well, thank you for stopping by!  Be sure to visit all the other creative demonstrators amazing projects!


Color Fusers Blog Hop: June 2017

After a short break, we are back!

The colors this month are amazing!  These are definitely colors I use a lot in my creations.

To showcase these colors, I used two sets from the new annual catalog.

First I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set with coordinating Happy Birthday thinlits die.

What a versatile set!  You can use the balloons or add a feminine touch with the flowers.  Seriously,  I just started stamping flowers and could’ve done this for hours making different patterns.

Next up, I used the In the City hostess set.

What a fun set!  So many options with all the different building shapes….

Be sure to visit the other amazing artists using the links below:


Wood Words Stamp Set **SNEAK PEEK**

I have been playing with my new stamp sets and am currently “stuck” on Wood Words.

Look how beautiful the flower stamp is.  I used this design to showcase the new In Colors for 2017-2019.  The finely woven ribbon is wonderful to work with too!  It’s very soft and very manageable.

The cut out of the rooster was created using the coordinating Wood Crate framelits.

Roosters and flowers aren’t your thing?  How about stars, moons, and hearts?

I made 3 x 3 cards using the moon, star and heart coordinating framelits.  They make great baby gift cards.

For the heart card, I punched a 1 1/2 inch circle on scrap paper and masked the card front to only stamp the background within that circle.  I love the way it came out!

Lastly, I made stack of cards as a thank you to my cousin who hosted us for dinner when we were out in Minnesota for OnStage.

The original design did not intend to add words, but I felt the sentiment from Wood Words fit perfectly.

And, yes, I did hand cut each image of the Minnesota outline.  No two cards are the same 

Thanks for stopping by!


Cinco de Mayo Birthdays!

Only a Stampin’ Up demonstrator would get excited about the Birthday Fiesta stamp set because her husband’s birthday is May 5th.

And to think, I had to wait ALL YEAR to give him his card and coordinating gift box because I couldn’t buy the set until June of 2016 even though I saw a sneak preview of the catalog in May.

Here is it!

I even decorated the inside with the Fiesta Birthday DSP.

This set is now retiring.  So, if you like it, be sure to purchase it before May 31, 2017.


Hope you had a nice Cinco de Mayo!!


2017-2018 Stampin’ Up Catalog **Sneak Peek**

Hi All!

Boy it’s been a long time since I’ve posted here….

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Onstage Live in Minneapolis, and the new 2017-2018 annual catalog was revealed!!  Look at these adorable projects we got to create!

Let me tell you that wood textures DSP is ah-mazing!!

Those who attend OnStage are given the opportunity to pre-order items, so OF COURSE I just had to….

Check out the adorable birthday card I made using the wood textures designer series paper and seasonal layers thinlits.

Lastly, with every new catalog, they retire the old In Colors and introduce new ones.

Take a look at the 2017-2019 In Colors.


The new catalog will go live on June 1st.  Contact me if you would like a copy of one.