So, like many I jumped aboard the Paper Trey Text Boxed crazy train! LOL! And I can’t wait to see what in store next month!

I got tons of Happy Mail yesterday. I have to say that as promised Nicoles white cardstock ROCKS! I cant explain it. Its got a slight texture to it that just absorbs the ink beautifully! Check out my first card-the colors are just amazing on this cardstock.

This was my very first card using this new set! Normally Im anti solid blocks but this one is pretty cool. I am really upset that I lost the larget spiral flower(used on first card below)! UGH!!! Anyone else lose those clear stamps? It always happens! I find it “somewhere” strange in my craft room-eventually. Im totally bummed cause its like my favorite little stamp in the set-

Poppy Trio

poppy side

You all know PURPLE is my favorite. I LOVE the softness this card has. My Prismacolor markers made this is vibrant too. I also used the Paper Trey Green Thumb set for the flower stems and leaves.

The faux stitching is done using an Onare template.

The cardstock is of course my favorite Martha Stewart! LOL! As is the butterfly punch.

 A slide of dreams


I just love this one! Again Black & White-with some gray. I stamped the microscope slide with stazon with the word “dream”. I just like this.

Simple Sunflower 


More Martha cardstock & Ribbon. I used the Onare template again for a little something x-tra. Just messing around with the design. I like simple sometimes.

Peaceful tiles


Saved the best for last???

This is GORGEOUS in real life. I stamped the leaf block twice on brushed gold cardstock. Once in craft moss, and the other in craft artichoke. They were then embossed with Ultrathick clear embossing powder.

I then cut up the 2 blocks, and then pieced them togheter using the different greens for the pattern.

Isnt it beautiful?

There is a vellum layer that is stamped in gold with a butterfly pattern bkgd I got at a stamp expo. Gold brads attach it to the Natural ivory base. Tied around some gold cord, and I was finished.

I’d love to hear which you like best, and why! I do have a few more done as well but will save it for more eye candy …..tomorrow?????

Enjoy the day!