January 30, 2015

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge

We're back today with another Double Dare Challenge! It's always fun to craft with friends, even if they're miles away! Naki and I really enjoy picking our challenges and seeing what each other makes. You're more than welcome to join in the fun! Just link your creation in the comments below.

Here's how it works: For each challenge, Naki and I blindly pick something that we want to work with (a color scheme, tool, sketch, technique, inspiration, whatever!) Then we combine our picks to make a Double Dare Challenge! Here are our picks for this challenge:
Naki's pick for this challenge is to use items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catty
My pick was to use Lost Lagoon

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

Even though my pick was to use Lost Lagoon, I decided to only use a tiny bit on this card. I die cut these balloons and embellishments with the Balloon Framelits dies. I tied on some Island Indigo Baker's Twine and some silver waffle paper tassels. I trimmed off about 3/4" off the front of my card. On the inside edge of the card, I stamped my greeting from an old stamp set that I had in my stash. I did a quick search online and found that it is called Posie Greetings by Stampendous. I love how the silver sentiment peeks out from behind. The front of my card was covered by the pretty blue stripes from Birthday Bash Specialty DSP before I layered on my balloons. Hope you like it!

Paper: Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, Lost Lagoon Cardstock, Night of Navy Cardstock, Silver Foil Sheets, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Posie Greetings (Stampendous)
Ink: Silver Metallic Encore
Embellishments: Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Silver Waffle Paper
Tools: Balloon Framelits Dies

Now be sure to pop over to Naki's blog to see what she has made. If you'd like to play along with us, just create something with Lost Lagoon and anything from the Occasions Catalog and share a link to your creation in the comments below! Naki and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

January 28, 2015

What I Wore: College Week Edition

Last week was a fun week at school. We celebrated College Week!

dress: soffe from macys

I attended THE Ohio State University :) for both undergrad and graduate school, so I'm a pretty big fan of the school. Interestingly, I'm not a huge sports fan, so I never had OSU gear until after I graduated. Haha. My mom found this dress for me on clearance at Macys one day for something silly like $10. I'm not a huge fan of red, so a black polo style dress with red letters was not too flashy and for the price, it was pretty perfect. She told me I would need it one day and made me buy it. She was so right. I wear it whenever we win a big game, you know, like the championship game :) and when we have college week or sports day. 

dress: jessica simpson from tj maxx / cardigan: loft / necklace: ?? it's older than dirt / bracelet: kate spade

I have no idea what professors wear even though I went to college for 6 years... Seems like they just wear normal clothes? So I went with normal clothes. haha. Funny cause I just told you I don't like to wear red and here I am on day two wearing a red dress. :) 

scrubs: medline (from the hospital) / cap: from the hospital / face mask: kimberly clark

All my time in the hospital last year finally paid off! Haha! Lots of people dressed in scrubs as doctors, nurses, dental hygienists, but I received lots of compliments for looking the most authentic. I have surgical scrubs as a sort of souvenir from the hospital. I had to wear them home because I couldn't wear normal clothes with the incision that I had. The cap is from my actual surgery and the gloves were from my IV treatments that I had at home over the summer. The face mask was from the school health room. I'm loving the Disney characters. You can't see in the photo, but my cap has little bears all over it, so I look a little like I work in a children's hospital. I had quite a bit of fun dressing up!

sweatshirt: underarmour (similar) / leggings: target

I don't have any OSU sports gear, just the dress I wore on day one, a t-shirt and a long sleeved shirt. Since I'm still not able to wear jeans yet, I had to be really selective of what I wore since I wanted to make sure it covered up enough, if you know what I mean. :) I went with my University of Hawaii hoodie that I got during my trip to Hawaii in September. This Under Armour hoodie is my favorite hoodie style. It's more fitted, without that front kangaroo pocket, so it's a very cute style. And there are elbow patches! Who doesn't love elbow patches?!?
Fun fact: My step-dad went to UH.
Fun Fact #2: I've only ever been to one college football game. It was a UH game with my step-dad when I was 6.
So I guess it makes sense that I would wear Hawaii Warriors gear when we're dressing for college sports, since it's the only team I've ever rooted for in real life. Haha. 

So that's it from last week! Back to normal boring clothes now... Do you ever have fun dress up days at work? It's one of the fun things I love about working at an elementary school. 

January 27, 2015

A Quick Hello

Hello! We have a snow day today, so I am enjoying a little time off. I'm just popping in really quickly to share a card I just made... I'm quite enjoying the Fusion Card Challenge that I only just discovered a few weeks ago. When I saw this week's challenge, of course I had to play along again!

I was working on my card for Cupcake Inspirations and had some left over pieces that I made a quick card with. Don't you love when that works out? Anyway, you'll be seeing a couple elements from today's card this weekend...


I love this wood chevron patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line from American Crafts. I've had it set aside on my desk, waiting for just the right card and when I saw this week's inspiration photo with all that gorgeous wood, I knew it was time! I made a mini version of the sketch in my little wood polaroid style photo frame with some watercolored flowers from Secret Garden. I added a bit of greenery by using the bird punch on some pretty green paper from Heidi Swapps Favorite Things line. A little Hello die cut with a Technique Tuesday die on some of that fun Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP adds the final touch. What do you think?

Paper: Basic Gray Cardstock, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Paper Pad, Heidi Swapp Favorite Things Paper Pad, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Secret Garden
Ink: VersaMark
Embellishments: Recollections wood frame
Tools: Bird Punch, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, paint brush, Stampin' Dimmensionals, Stampin' Write Markers - Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Technique Tuesday Say It - Hello die

January 26, 2015

Pink and Gold Thanks

I just got a bunch of new goodies from Stampin' Up! They currently have their Occasions catalog out along with their Sale-A-Bration promotion, which means lots of fun new stuff and some great deals! As soon as I opened up my box, I was inspired to make some new cards, so here's one that I made last week...


The Snuggles and Smooches stamp was a last minute pick for me. I don't think it showed up in any catalogs, so I don't know that it was well advertised. I saw it, sort of by accident and threw it in my cart at the last second. I'm so glad I did because I sort of love it! As soon as I saw the stamp set, I grabbed my Gold ink and started stamping! Aren't those swirls just beautiful? I used a left over strip of Gold Soiree DSP and feathers from the card I made for our Double Dare Challenge. Apparently my desk needs to be cleaned up because I have lots of random left overs scattered on it! Then I die cut the sentiment from the new Hello You thinlits. It's impossible to tell, but I used the Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, which is fabulously fun and layered it onto some foam for a little dimension. Of course I had to tuck in a little doily for an extra feminine touch. Love it!

Paper: Blushing Bride Cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Soiree DSP, Irresistibly Yours Specialty DSP, Whisper White card stock
Stamps: Four Feathers, Snuggles and Smooches
Ink: Metallic Silver Encore ink
Embellishments: doily (Wilton), fun foam
Tools: Feathers Thinlits, Hello You Thinlits

January 25, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 295

Happy Sunday! I'm here today with another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. By the way, have you checked out our Design Team Call yet? We're looking for some fresh new faces and I'd love to work with you! Be sure to send me your application :)

Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... Here's the inspiration for this week's challenge

We're sponsored by DRS this week. Sadly, I wasn't able to use one of their images for the challenge, but I still had fun with the cherry theme. No lie, I struggled with this card. So it turned out to just be a bunch of piled on elements. I don't even need to explain what I did. Haha. You can just take a look at the ingredients below :)

Paper: Basic Black Cardstock, Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Create A Cupcake, Starburst Sayings
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Silver Encore ink
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, washi tape (3M)
Tools: Banners Framelits, Cupcake Punch, Limitless Layers (Papertrey Ink), Starburst Framelits

January 23, 2015

Bright and Bold

Happeeeey Fridaaaaay! Hehehe! Hope your weekend has been swell. Mine has been incredible busy, but somehow, I have found time to craft! Here's one of the cards that I made...

And the DEEtails:

I've recently fallen in love with all things Heidi Swapp. I picked up a 6"x6" paper pad and ephemera pack from her Favorite Things line and am love love loving it. The card I made here mostly showcases her line. Black and white striped paper for the background and strips of fun patterns layered on top. A flower from the ephemera pack flanks a sentiment from Regarding Dahlias that I stamped on some Vellum Cardstock. I added a little banner across the top with some Melon Mambo card stock and Whisper White Baker's Twine and a few little Sequin Embellishments. Clearly sequins are my newest obsession - I just ordered a bunch more, so you will be seeing them a lot! Hope you don't get tired of all the fun sparkle around here!

Paper: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things paper pad, Melon Mambo Cardstock, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias
Ink: Melon Mambo
Embellishments: Heidi Swapp Favorite Things ephemera, In Color Sequin Assortment Embellishments, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools: Banner Punch

January 21, 2015

A Little Note... Hello

Hello there! Hope you are having a lovely week so far. Today I'm playing with this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

This card didn't turn out anything like I envisioned, but I'm still pretty happy with it. I was imagining simple bold blocks of color like on the scarf, but obviously that didn't happen... 

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with stamping the typewriter image from You're My Type onto some Island Indigo polka dot DSP and embossed it in white. I cut a slit on the typewriter and slid in a little piece of Strawberry Slush card stock stamped with a sentiment from the set. I realize now that the pink should be through the other part, but too late now... Oops! Then I layered it over some more DSP, added a fun die cut sentiment, and sprinkled in some embellishments. Hope you like it!

Paper: In Color 2011-2013 Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, In Color 2013-2015 Designer Series Paper Stack, Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, Strawberry Slush card stock, 
Stamps: You're My Type
Ink: Basic Gray, VersaMark
Embellishments: Clips Assortment, Frosted Sequins, Sycamore Street 1/4" Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder 
Tools: craft knife, heat embossing tool, Starburst Framelits Die, Technique Tuesday Say It - Hello Die,

January 18, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 294

Hello Dearies! It's time for another Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. This week we have a yummy color combination for you...

We are sponsored this week by Fresh Brewed Designs. My friend, Heather, has lots of fun images there. When you have a chance, take a peek at her shop. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to use any of her designs on my card today. 


I'm not gonna lie... I had a bit of a rough time with this challenge. What I was envisioning in my head just wasn't coming out for me on paper. I went through about four different designs before I settled with this one... Some doilies stamped and embossed on vellum cardstock. Some bits of chevron peeking through.Of course, I had to add polka dots, too. I found these great wooden tags in my stash and added a little sentiment - from Expressions Thinlits paired with a word from Simply Celebrate. And then a bit of sparkle. :) What do you think?

Paper: Pink Pirouette Cardstock, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Simply Celebrate
Ink: VersaMark, Whisper White
Embellishments: Frosted Sequins, Pink Pirouette Chevron Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon, Recollections wood tag, Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder, washi tape
Tools: Expressions Thinlits Dies, heat embossing tool

Be sure to visit the rest of the Sweeties and leave them some love! If you're interested in becoming a part of our team, you're in luck! We're holding a Design Team call this month. We'd love for you to join us! Check out all the details here.

January 16, 2015

Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge - We're Back!

If you've been visiting this blog for a while, you may remember a fun little challenge that my friend Naki and I started. It's been ages since we've played - Naki had a baby (or three), I had my health issues, and it just sort of fizzled... We still chat with each other daily and we've recently been restless about crafting and wanting to bring the challenge back... So, here it is! Newly made over, it's Naki and Nina's Double Dare Challenge!

Here's how it works: For each challenge, Naki and I blindly pick something that we want to work with (a color scheme, tool, sketch, technique, inspiration, whatever!) Then we combine our picks to make a Double Dare Challenge! Sometimes we come up with some crazy combinations (like once it was butterflies and Halloween!) We encourage you to play along too and you can share a link to your creation in our comments. So, let's get started, shall we?!
Naki's pick for this challenge is to use gold. 
We've both been loving metallics lately and our latest obsession has been gold.
My pick was to include polka dots. 
Of course, did you notice that our badges fit this challenge? Haha!

Here are the DEEtails for my card:

I started with a piece of polka dotted Gold Soiree DSP and layered it with a doily and some Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock for my card base. Then I added a strip of Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon. I die cut some feathers using various gold papers - Gold Foil Sheets, some Gold Glimmer Paper, and a striped one from Gold Soiree. I wanted to offset all the sine and glitter with a bit of a rustic touch, so I went with a wood Polaroid style frame that I found up at the craft store for cheap on Christmas clearance! I added the sentiment, a small "Thank You" from Gifts of Kindness, stamped in Gold Metallic ink and die cut with one of the Bitty Banner Framelits Dies. I love all the layers that come together on this card. 

Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets, Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Soiree DSP
Stamps: Gifts of Kindness
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore
Embellishments: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Recollections wood frame, Wilton doily
Tools: Bitty Banner Framelits Dies, Feathers Framelits Dies

Now be sure to pop over to Naki's blog to see what she has made. If you'd like to play along with us, just create something with Gold and Polka Dots and share a link to your creation in the comments below! Naki and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

January 14, 2015

What I Wore

Now that I'm back to work, I'm back to getting dressed in real clothes. Haha. So, I thought I'd share my outfits from last week. As vain as it may be to show my outfits to the world, it actually is kind of fun to document my clothes, especially after not being able to wear regular clothes for quite some time. Plus it sometimes turns out to be a lifesaver for me when I forget what how I styled something later on. (I know... that sounds silly!) But in all reality, documenting my outfits actually motivates me to dress a little more fun. I would probably wear a black dress Every. single. day. if nobody paid attention. Haha. But you'll notice this week was bookended with a bit of color (wine cardigan on Monday and cobalt dress on Friday!)

...And yes, for those of you who were wondering, I do wear dresses practically every day, even in the winter! I wear camisoles and leggings (sometimes a pair of tights too!) under my dresses to stay warm and usually pair them with cardigans. I still can't wear jeans from the sensitivity from surgery and some leggings are too painful to wear, but I've found a few comfy ones that I can throw on. It does mean having to do laundry more often though, haha.

 dress: h&m / cardigan: old navy (similar) / necklace: groopdealz (also sold here) / bracelets: kate spade

dress: macys by studio m / cardigan: loft (similar) / necklace: macys by bar III / bracelet: kate spade

dress: old navy (similar) / cardigan: loft / necklace: groopdealz

dress: tj maxx by max studio / cardigan: target / necklace: express

 dress: old navy (similar in style, similar in color) / necklace: tiffany & co.

shirt: jcrew factory / sweater: jcrew factory / vest: loft (similar) / leggings: kate spade

What did you wear this week? If you have a "What I Wore" post on your blog, I'd love to see it! Link it up in the comments below.

January 12, 2015

Blended Thank You

I meant to share this card last week, but time got away from me! Today's card is a fun new one that I created a while back in an attempt to play with my then new Stampin' Blendabilities Markers!

You know that I love to craft cards inspired by yummy food and this one is no different. :)

I started by stamping the Distressed Dots background stamp on some Whisper White card stock with VersaMark ink and embossed it with some black Stampin' Emboss Powder. I love how perfectly imperfect the Distressed Dots are! I layered that on a piece of Calypso Coral card stock to create a background for my single flower from the Secret Garden stamp set. The image was stamped in Basic Black on some Whisper White cardstock and after experimenting a bit with the new Blendabilities markers, I inked it in using the Calypso Corl and Daffodil Delight sets. The leaves were stamped in VersaMark from the Secret Garden set as well and cut out by hand, then layered over a piece of Calypso Coral, stamped with the sentiment from Simply Celebrate. Hope you like it!

Paper: Calypso Coral card stock, Gumball Green card stock, Whisper White card stock
Stamps: Distressed Dots, Secret Garden, Simply Celebrate
Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Whisper White
Tools: Black Stampin' Emboss Powder, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers - Calypso Coral & Daffodil Delight

January 11, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 293

Hi friends! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! I'm popping in this morning to share my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

I've always wanted to make a snowglobe card and just never had the right stamps or tools to make things look just right. I think I've finally got a combination that works!


I started by cutting out a 4" circle. I used the Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter. (Confession: I actually bought this took for the sole purpose of attempting to create a snowglobe card. I've had it for a LONG time, but I'm finally using it for the first time!) I was pretty pleased with how the Circle Cutter worked. I've had several circle cutting tools in the past I've always been a bit unsuccessful. The circle used on this card is my first and only attempt, which is pretty impressive, since I'm very accident prone! Hahaha! Next I stamped my image from The More the Merrier and colored it in. I wanted a bit of shimmer, and although you can't see it in the photo, I used some Illuminate ink and my blender pen to fill in the snowmen and the area below. I also stamped a few snowflakes from the Endless Wishes stamp set in Illuminate ink, which I think is becoming a new favorite ink of mine! For the snowglobe base, I used the largest oval from the Ovals Collection Framelits. I used the same oval to cut it perpendicularly and make the rounded base. Then I stamped the Woodgrain image, which just tickled me. Oh the simple pleasures... Haha. I had a the smallest piece of Dotty Biscotti paper on my desk, which was just perfect for the tag. I stamped the sentiment from Cold & Cuddly and punched it out with the Designer Label Punch. The metal tag from Hodgepodge Hardware is from forever ago, but perfect for a project like this! I tied on some Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon, which is just divine! This is actually my very first time working with Lost Lagoon. Ever! And I am totally smitten. Lost Lagoon, where have you been all my life?! LOL! Of course I had to use it as the card base when I realized how much I loved it! The coloring looks a little off in the photo, but the Dotti Biscotti matches the color very well. Love it! Hope you enjoy this card of many firsts! :)

Paper: Lost Lagoon Cardstock, Papertrey Ink Dotti Biscotti, Soft Suede Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Cold & Cuddly, Endless Wishes, The More the Merrier, Woodgrain
Ink: Early Espresso, Illuminate, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Hodgepodge Hardware, Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Blender Pen, Designer Label Punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Stampin' Write Markers - Basic Black, Gumball Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Strawberry Slush, Tangelo Twist

January 7, 2015

Make a Wish!

I'm so excited to share today's card with you! I recently discovered the Fusion challenge, thanks to Pinterest and was just tickled by the current inspiration.

Are you totally in love like I am?!

Here are the DEEtails:

I had to use both the sketch and the inspiration image, so I started with some Blushing Bride Cardstock and layered a piece of Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum over it. Then I used a fancy doily from my stash and layered a piece of Basic Black card stock over it that I had die cut with the Banners Framelits and stamped with the sentiment from the Perfect Pennants stamp set. I inked it in VersaMark and embossed it in White and then smeared a bit of Whisper White ink to give it a chalky effect. Then I layered on some embellishments, including some strips of washi Tape (the gold stripes are from SU's Watercolor Wonder, the black and white hearts are from Target's Dollar Spot). I adhered the washi tape over Whisper White Cardstock and trimmed them down so they were thinner than their actual width. Then I stamped the layered cake from Make a Cake in Whisper White ink on more Blushing Bride Cardstock. The image didn't come out as bold as I wanted, so I used a chalk marker to color in the platter portion and a white Gelly Roll Souffle pen (my favorite white pen) to outline the cake layers. I like how my inking made the cake look a little less perfect. The final touch was a banner made of Gold Baker's Twine, Gold Foil, and Whisper White card stock inked up with Illuminate ink. What do you think?

Paper: Basic Black Cardstock, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, Gold Foil, Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Make a Cake, Perfect Pennants
Ink: Illuminate, Whisper White, VersaMark
Embellishments: doily, Gold Baker's Twine, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, washi tape from Target Dollar Spot
Tools: Banner Framelits, chalk marker, sponge dauber, White Sakura Gelly Rolls Souffle Pen

January 5, 2015

The 52 Week Card Project

Last year, I embarked on a fun new project entitled the 52 Week Card Project. The project is fun and fairly easy. Today I'm re-blogging the post from last year and challenging you to join me for another year of snail mail and smiles. I'd love for you to leave a comment if you plan to participate!

----- originally posted on January 6, 2014 -----

I'm not very good at mailing things. Perhaps part of the problem with card making is that I'm so focused on making the card that I never actually get around to mailing the card. Terrible, I know... It doesn't mean that I don't have good intentions. In fact, I write letters to people in my head all the time. Hmmm, I guess that doesn't really count...

So this past weekend, I came up with a plan. Enter The 52 Week Card Project. My goal is to send one card out a week to someone I think about regularly. I knew that in order for this to work, I'd have to make it easy for myself, so I did all the legwork now while I had the energy and motivation. Hopefully, this will make things way easier for me in the future, whether I'm writing card number 2 or I'm at week 52...

So, here's what I did. First I made a list of 52 people in my life who I wanted to let know that I think of them. I went through my phone contacts and my Little Pink Book to help me out. I cheated a bit and put some people down twice - people I think about a lot but don't tell them enough (like my little bros). I included a nice mix of family, current friends, old friends, and colleagues - anyone who crossed my mind at some point during the year and who I thought would enjoy a little note tucked in their snail mail amongst their bills and catalogs on a random day.

Then I spent an afternoon tracking down everyone's addresses. I dug through my stack of Christmas cards, sent out e-mails to my parents getting addresses for relatives, used the handy dandy online white pages, and shot out a few random texts and e-mails. I got back a lot of responses fairly quickly. I typed all of them in and made 52 address labels using fun and fancy fonts that I like. For people who move around a lot or are getting ready to move, I just made a blank label with their name on it. I'll have to track down and fill in the address later.

Then I cut out the labels into 52 single stickers. This was surprisingly the most annoying part of the process... I dropped them all into a pretty glass jar on my desk. I also dug through my giant stash of cards and pulled out various Hello and Thinking of You cards. I didn't bother to try to get 52 cards, because I figured I might make a handful more during the year, but I gathered quite a few. I crammed them into a cute basket and also placed them on my desk. I wish I had a cute photo to share with you today, but alas, this arrangement isn't quite as pinworthy as it sounds. My desk doesn't have fresh cut flowers or those pretty acrylic trays... You know, like this one:

I think this is possibly my favorite desk space ever. One day... But back to the project... Now I have a sweet reminder to mail out a card weekly. I'll just pull out a label, which can be done randomly or I can pick one out if I'm thinking of someone in particular and pen a quick note. No pressure. No need to write that perfect letter detailing all my life happenings since the last time we chatted... Just a quick hello. And hopefully, I'll be sending 52 smiles out this year. :)

January 4, 2015

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 292

Hi There! I have a fun, bright card today to kick off the New Year! Today's challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations is a lovely color combination. Sorry, my colors are a little off...


I started out with this cute tag that my Hubby picked up for me from Target's Dollar Spot section. They always have fun stationary items and I thought the pink was perfect for this challenge. I stamped the sentiment from Oh Hello (a favorite of mine) and added a flower embellishment from a pack of Heidi Swapp's Ephemera. Then I layered some patterned paper from Papertrey's Dotti Biscotti and SU's In Color DSP over a piece of doily. I used my new Alphabet Rotary Stamp, a gift from sweet Naki, to create the bottom sentiment, stamping it in Pretty in Pink ink on some Whisper White card stock. Quite honestly, using the Distressed Dots background stamp on the Rose Red card was an afterthought. I'm glad I thought of it because I'm loving it and hope you are too!

Paper: In Colors 2013-2015 DSP, Papertrey Ink Dotti Biscotti, Rose Red Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock
Stamps: Distressed Dots, Oh Hello
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Embellishments: Ephemera by Heidi Swapp, tag from Target Dollar Spot, Wilton Doily
Tools: Alphabet Rotary Stamp