In Everything Give Thanks


Happy Thursday! It has been a long week for me so I am thrilled we are on the downside.

Today’s card was inspired by these beautiful fall colors from the uber talented Shawn de Oliveria. The colors led me to my Vintage Leaves Stamp set (one of my favs).


I used 2″ wide Post-It tape to mask the area where the sentiment would go and then I stamped my leaves. For one of the Emerald Envy leaves I stamped off once.


The sentiment is from Suite Seasons. Using my Stampin’ Write Markers I colored each element in a different color and stamped it. My Misti allowed me repeat this a couple of times to get the color depth that I wanted.


I hope you will play along with the Pals Paper Arts this week. Let’s hop over and see what the other design team members did with this color palette.



Halloween Night for FMS257

It has been some time since I participated in a Freshly Made Sketch challenge. This simple sketch pulled me in and I knew I had to play.



I adore the pumpkin in the Jar of Haunts Photopolymer Stamp Set and it was very easy to snip out. The Halloween Nights Specialty DSP has  great small pattern DSP to use as the background for Fall or Halloween cards.

The sentiment came from the Basket of Wishes Photopolymer stamp set. I used the retired Washi Tape punch. I was so sad to see this retire.

Thanks for stopping by!


Paisley & Poises for Pals Paper Arts #321


John & I in Olympic National Park Washington

Hello Stampin Mojo followers! I  have been on a much needed vacation since my last post. We went on a trip with a company called Backroads. Once again we had a wonderful experience. If you enjoy outdoor activities, I encourage you to look into this company. We have been on seven trips, five were family trips, and each experience was wonderful.

Salmon Running in the Sol Duc Falls Olympic National Park

Salmon Running in the Sol Duc Falls Olympic National Park

On to the post…

This week our color palette was created by Rae Harper. She is one creative paper crafter. I love these fall colors and had fun creating something that was not fall themed.


The Paisley & Poises Bundle was my inspiration. The coordinating framelits made the card easy and fun to create. The three center images are popped up on dimensionals and the ones on the ends were adhered flat onto the card. This gives the card depth and more interest.


I carried the design theme to the inside of the card which adds a bit of fun I think.


We all like to know the dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant layer is 2 3/4″ x 5 1/5″
  • Crushed Curry layer 2 1/5″ x 5 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla layer 2 1/4″ x 5 1/5

Please hop over to see what the other designers created with this color palette at Pals Paper Arts. We would love to have you join us and play along. Thanks for stopping by.




Bed of Leaves Birthday


Today at the Pals Paper Arts we have a color challenge by the very talented Peggy Noe. Peggy’s soft romantic style certainly influenced her color choice for us this week.


Participating in color and sketch challenges has taught me to push my creativity. I love the color green however I have struggled with the strong deep color of Emerald Envy. So this week’s color palette pushed me as I tried to do justice to this color combination.


In the end I used three stamp sets and two sets of thinlits to create my card.

I began with cutting out four leaf branches* using the Flourish Thinlits. Then I stamped on of the trees (focusing on only stamping the leaves portion of the tree) from the new Totally Trees Photopolymer stamp set. And then I selected the branch of leaves from Love & Affection Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp in Emerald Envy.

I added Ruched Ribbon in Flirty Flamingo and the sentiment is from Rose Wonder stamp set using Rose Garden Thinlits to cut it out.


*The color palette calls for Flirty Flamingo and I accidentally used Watermelon Wonder for the Flourish leaf branches. The ribbon and ink used for the sentiment are both Flirty Flamingo. I think it coordinates beautifully.

I hope I inspired you to participate in the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week. Let’s go check out what the other design team members did with the challenge.


Here are the SU products used to create my project.