Hi Crafty Friends!

Today I am sharing a card I made for the Global Design Project Challenge #238. This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge.


I missed finishing my post by the deadline, though, so it wasn’t submitted to the challenge. That’s ok – I know you’ll love it as much as I do!

I was drawn to the gradient background of the sketch so that’s where I started with my creation. I used multiple blue sets of my Stampin’ Blends to create a gradient background using the black & white striped Designer Paper from the Botanical Prints Product Medley. I adore black & white prints – they are so elegant and offer so much potential. This medley has some great prints – and because it’s retiring at the end of the month, it’s on sale right now!!

I stamped my images from the Seaside Notions Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and colored them with Stampin’ Blends. I used most of the same blues and added in a Light Purple Posy to the center of my sand dollar. The Purple Posy and Seaside Spray blended wonderfully.

I used some Seaside Spray metallic ribbon and rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels pack to add a little sparkle to a mostly matte card. They added the perfect touch!


This card makes me want to go to the beach! How about you?

All of the items I used are listed in the links below. If you shop with me in May, please use the Host Code below. If your purchase is over $150, don’t use the code and you’ll get the Stampin’ Rewards PLUS a giftie from me as a Thank You!

2020-2021 Annual Catalog & Product Share


The new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is just around the corner – do you need one? Be sure to drop me a message and I’ll get one out in the mail soon!

(please don’t request one if you already have a demonstrator that you receive catalogs from)

That also means that an amazing Paper & Ribbon Product Share is coming!! I am also adding Embellishments this year! You can find all of the information and a link to register here  –  come back soon for images of the amazing things!!

Give Back with Stampin’ Up!



Stampin’ UP! is going digital to support COVID-19 efforts with a PDF packed full of fun sentiments that can be printed and used on your projects!! The file is $12.00 and 100% of the proceeds goes to one of two organizations – and you choose where it goes!

Get yours here!!

I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,

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