Happy Hour

Hello Stampin’ Friends!

Tonight I am hosting a Happy Hour for some of my lifelong friends.  Instead of going to a restaurant or pub, we will kick back at my house, eat tapas and barbecue Of course, we will drink some red red wine.

Today’s card sums of the three of my impending evening with an appropriate sentiment from Stampin’ Up’s Mixed Drinks with splatter effects fro Timeless Textures.

Timeless Textures Mixed Drinks Wine PPA315

Thank you for stopping by my stampin’ therapy blog!  TGIF!

Quick Thank You Notes

Hello Stampers!

I have so many reasons to be grateful to my friends for all they do for me.  After a wonderful birthday and many notes sent, it is time to replenish my stash of thank you notes.

The first is a CASe of a Mary Fish card.  CASe = copy and share everything!

Recipe: A popped up base layer of Whisper White three simple strips of Affectionately Yours Washi Tape , a stamped and cropped banner, a few enamel dots wrapped in Cucumber Crush twine.

Affectionately Yours Washi Cottage Greetings Thanks

In case you haven’t noticed, Pop of Pink is my favorite Stampin’ Up! designer series paper.  This card is full of circles and dots.  The base layer was embossed using the Polka Dot Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF) and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop of Pink Suite Sayings ThanksLastly, this card was inspired by Michelle Quinno’s recent watercolor cards.  The technique is so simple.  Using your Stampin’ Pad, squeeze the closed top.  This produces a blotch of ink inside the lid.  Simply dip your Aqua Painter pens into ink and brush on to watercolor paper.  You may need to dab off ink to obtain  the correct intensity.

Suite Sayings Watercolor ThanksThank you for stopping by my paper therapy blog!

Hugs M

Pals Paper Arts 314 – Confetti Celebration!

Hello Stampers!  Today’s card was inspired by the Pals Paper Arts sketched created by Amy Lazzell.  Anyone can play the PPA!   To view all the entries or play along, visit Pals Paper Arts.


There is so much excitement surrounding the upcoming release (September 1st) of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  I’m still excited about the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog (release June 2016)!

confetti celebration

Confetti Celebration is one of those stamp sets that screams HAPPY.  It is perfect to use on Congrats cards, baby cards or in today’s case, a sparkly Happy Birthday card.

Pop of Pink Confetti Celebration Birthday


Pop of Pink Confetti Celebration Birthday LabeledThanks for stopping by!  Please let me know what you think about today’s creation.

Hugs M

Cable Knit Christmas

Good Morning!

My first Christmas card of the season took on a masculine tone with the bold plaid patterns and rich colors of the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991).  The dynamic cable knit TIEF   lends warmth and deep texture to the card.  The star on the cropped tree is from the new Starlight Thinlets (141840).  I added a Gold Metallic enamel shape to give the tree a little sparkle.

Warmth & Cheer Cable Knit Teif Tree Punch Christmas Thinlets Starlight dies Labaeled Warmth & Cheer Cable Knit Teif Tree Punch Christmas Thinlets Starlight dies copy


2016 Holiday Catalog

My current Stampin’ Up! customers should be receiving their copy of the new Holiday catalog soon! NEED THE 2016 HOLIDAY CATALOG and plan to place your next order through me?  I’m happy to send you a FREE copy.  This catalog is loaded with must-have holiday products and oodles of coordinating bundles.

Thanks for stopping by my happy place!  Please be sure to visit My Online Store.  Hugs, M