So I did a few more challenges. I then noticed they were ALL with Lizzie Anne sets! AND all in browns! Too funny.

Would you call that a roll of inspiration, or stuck in a color scheme rut? I dont know, but I love all my samples! 😀

In case you didnt know, Lizzie Anne is also being sold at eP, and All That Scraps. As is My Favorite Things Stamps. Now that is cool cause those are my top 2 places where I buy EVERYTHING!

OK, So back to my samples. Yesterday when I uploaded for the Acetate challenge hosted by Candy (aka cwilliams), I forgot this one ! DUH!!! The funny part is this card was used for one of her samples, to showcase Acetate. So forgetting I even made it to me was hilarious. It was literally in my face.

Anyway-Here is my Seashells on te Beach

seashells acetate

Totally no secret how much I LOVE this set. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Its called Shore Thoughts.

I made this card for the woman who donated an AMAZING lunch when we went on our boat trip on  Lake Winnipesaukee . Its a really cool program for the pediatric cancer patients to get a cool boat for the day, that included lunch/dinner and ice cream. We could go anywhere on the lake ALL day! The kids LOVED it.

Here’s a quick photo of each of them driving! No surprise Noah wanted to go FAST, and was the most irratic driver! Amber loved the breeze from the speed, and mainly sat at the back in the sun. Alexa LOVED going swimming and chasing ducks.  Just click the thumbnail to view a close shot.

noah boat             amber boat            alexa driving boat

 I stamped the shells in white StazOn, on the acetate layer. Used myPopping Acetate technique. The chalks are once again the Pebbles Pearlescent chalks. On the white layer under the shells I used Beige Brilliance ink for the sand.

Very simple yet beautiful card all the same. I really loved how it turned out.

Now onto Lina’s challenge (aka labullard)which is Dry Embossed Vellum. Now you know how much I LOVE vellum, so this was a must do.

Here is my Vellum Seashell

shell card

This is so beautiful in real life. The shell was stamped in brown StazOn, then turned over. I used my Copic markers to color behind the shell in soft pink colors. Then it was embossing time.

Here is a closer look

seashells See how perfect this shell was for this technique? The star fish were just done in white craft ink. I then took my Glue Pad and stamped the sand. Added a pinkish brown glitter by Martha Stewart for my sandy look.

The stripped paper even though its brown/pink had a beachy feel to me. Its by CTMH the More to Adore collection. I stamped my sentiment on Iced Pink Prism cardstock (little texture) then overlayed the vellum for softness. The ribbon was found at Michaels.

Now for a cool find!

box of blooms This is a box. Not just any box. It was the box that my Martha Stewart scissors came in! CHECK THIS OUT

So when I got then home, I opened the package to find this TOP QUALITY box. I thought-OMG! I cant throw this away. Its a flip open box with acetate top. There is a pretty elastic ribbon that wraps around it to hold it closed.  I removed the cushion that the scissors fit into. And there it came!

I wanted a “decoration” for my stamp room that was inspirational. Since Jolies Flower is my favorite, and I LOVE that Paisley as a Butterfly I went to it. PLUS this sentiment from Inky Antics is my most cherished saying. I really love it. It reminds me that we dont always have all the time in the world to make our dreams happen. So do all you can TODAY, cause TODAY is what matters most. Its not how much time we have here but what we do with it that counts.

So, I cut a piece of Soft Sky cardstock-stamped 2 of the Jolies Fleurs from Lizzie Anne on the cardstock, as well as the sentiment. Colored with Copic markers, and placed it IN the box.

On the box lid I stamped my Paisley Butterfly. I colored it from the back, again with Copic Markers. NOTE: These markers color on all sorts of surfaces and are permanent!

I then added some bling from A Muse for the body of the butterfly.

Now the flower is stamped, cut and colored twice. The center flower is on dimensionals. The is very 3D in real life with 4 layers or interest!

Around the edge of my box I wrapped some coordinating Martha Stewart adhesive ribbon. WOW! Is that stuff awesome.

This was done for Kelly’s challenge (aka atomicbutterfly). She is my stamping IDOL-next to Nichole Heady who currently has my dream job at Paper Crafts! LOL!


I think we all have “someone” who inspires us. I hope that my blog inspires YOU. As that is my purpose in this whole venture.

Thanks for reading my blah,blah, blah.

Enjoy your weekend.

See you back here tomorrow-more Dirty Challenges! YEAH! What a fun week huh?