Let the Good Times Roll

Have you seen the Let the Good Times Roll photopolymer bundle in the new Occasions catalog?

Let the Good Times Roll Photopolymer Bundle

I decided to use this bundle for my daughter’s birthday invitations.

It takes some work, but I loved the final outcome.

The roller coaster has a 3D effect, which takes some manipulation of the cardstock – I scored along the track to help the paper bend a bit easier.

I did find the thick white cardstock worked better than the regular whisper white cardstock because the paper handles the bending better, and keeps shape where you need it.  For the front of the coaster, I cut out foil sheets and pasted them over the original cut out.

For the front of the card I used the Picture Perfect Party 6″ designer series paper, cut out using the layering circles framelits, and accented with the ombre ribbon in lemon lime twist and calypso coral.

This is a great set for those who love a challenge!

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January 2018: Color Fusers Blog Hop

Happy New Year!!

It’s a new year and new creations are brewing with new products, as the new Occasions catalog goes live January 3rd!

This month color fusers are creating with soft sky, marina mist, whisper white and a glimmer or foil sheet.

My first instinct was snowflakes and winter, as that is what January is all about.  However, I have a few winter birthdays to celebrate and the new Occasions catalog has LOTS of birthday sets.  For my card I used the Party Hat Birthday bundle.

The card base and ink are marina mist.  The hat front is soft sky, with whisper white cardstock stamped beneath.  I used dimensionals to adhere the soft sky piece to the whisper white cardstock.

When I assembled the cut outs of the white cardstock and soft sky cardstock, they were slightly misaligned.  However, this worked nicely when I added the hat trim piece in glimmer paper.

Another fun little tip – Use the leftover pieces from the die cut to accessorize your project.

Please be sure to visit the other members of the color fusers team.

You came from Jo Anne Hewins site, and next up is Melissa Kerman.

Thank you for visiting!


Merry Christmas!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

Below are the cards I created and sent out to my family and friends.  I made over 120 cards this year!!

I love to create photo cards.  However, in order to have enough room for design, personalization and a picture, I have found 5 x 7 cards or z-fold cards at 12 x 5.25 work best.

First card… being of South American descent, wine tends to play a big role in our festivities…

The Half Full stamp set came in handy for this.  I’d like to say I intentionally stamped the sentiment crooked to appear as if I had been already drinking wine when making the card, but  I am just a crooked stamper…

Next up, I really enjoyed the Santa’s suit bundle.

Oh dear, Santa’s on the back of the card looking for his suit…

The Smitten Mittens was another favorite bundle of mine.

Depending on the color, the feel of the card really changes.  I also added Snowflake Sentiments to the second card.

Keeping with Lemon Lime Twist, I used the Season Like Christmas stamp set to create the card below.

And a couple more using Season Like Christmas stamp set.

Lastly, here is a 5 x 7 card using the Carols of Christmas stamp set.

For the 5 x 7 cards, I make my own envelopes using the envelope punch board.

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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….

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