Sparkly Peacock Feathers

Sparkly Peacock Feathers

Do you think I used enough sparkle? Lol! Today’s Sparkly Peacock Feathers share is full of sparkle, shine and glitteriness. This is my second design using the Royal Peacock Suite.

The Royal Peacock Suite was at the top of my “must have” list from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog. I love the Noble Peacock Foils (Old Olive, Pretty Peacock and Blueberry Bushel). That is how I chose the color palette for this design.

BASE: I started with Bermuda Bay topped with another layer of Bermuda Bay embossed with the Beads & Baubles Emboss Folder. Next is the Bermuda Bay band with Blueberry Bushel foil peeking out on either side.

PEACOCK: I started with the Peacock from the Detailed Peacock Dies in Old Olive. Next I added fun, sparkly circles with Gold Glimmer, Pretty Peacock Foil, Blueberry Bushel Foil and of course an Old Olive Noble Peacock Rhinestone. For my inspiration on “of course” scoured Pinterest and found several images of peacocks among other things and created this combination. Finally, the body of the peacock is more of the Blueberry Bushel Foil.

SENTIMENT: Staying with the Old Olive and Blueberry Bushel Foil theme I embossed the sentiment onto Old Olive and cut using the Stitched Nested Labels and a slightly larger Blueberry Bushel label.

If you’ve been on the fence about the Royal Peacock Suite make sure to come back and check out my third design in a few days. It’s a wowzer! It’ll have you saying “dang, I really need to get that”. (giggle) I’d love to be your demonstrator and earn your business.


  • STAMP: Royal Peacock
  • CARDSTOCK: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Noble Peacock Foil
  • INK: VersaMark, Night of Navy
  • ACCESSORIES: Punch–1/2″ Circle | Dies-Detailed Peacock & Stitched Nested Labels | Emboss Folder-Beads & Baubles| Noble Peacock Rhinestones |Emboss Powder–Clear | Vintage–Punches–3/8″ & 1/4″

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today’s Sparkly Peacock Feathers share and it inspires you to break out your dies (and punches) and get creative. Have a great weekend!

Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Wish For It All Silver Candles

Wish for it All Silver Candles

Last April I attended the Stampin’ Up! onstage event in Vancouver BC and received during my swapping a great fun fold swap. When I reviewed my swaps that night I came across a cool fun fold swap and thought “I have got to make a card using this fold!”. This fun ditty I’m calling my Wish for It All Silver Candles.

Today’s post is the fourth or fifth design (I love it that much!) I have created using this fun fold. I created this for one of my July stamp classes. The color combination is outside my normal palette but the three shades of purple (Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape) just came together. (giggle – who would have thought)

CARD BASE: The basic base size is 4.25″ x 8.5″ (11″), with 2.5″ cut away from the length. The base is scored at 4.5″, 5.5″, 7″ and 8″. The 2.5″ x 4.25″ rectangle is scored at .5″ and 1.5″ along the 4.25″ edge. Yes, go and cut a piece of cardstock, score it and use your tear and tape or multi-purpose liquid glue to create the rectangle. I KNOW! Pretty cool, uh?

CANDLES: So what goes good with purple???……why silver of course. I remembered that I recently purchased the Doily Wishes dies from the Wish for it All Bundle and had my a-ha moment that it included this candle shape. BAM!……Silver Foil meets candle.

SENTIMENT: The sentiment is from the Wish for it All stamp set that is also part of the bundle. Woohoo! AND the die that I used to cut the sentiment is another of the many cool shapes in the Doily Wishes dies. I did trim the froufrou from the label shape. The candles were enough visually so I wanted to keep the sentiment clean and simple. [Yes, I used froufrou in a sentence. Lol!]

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a great Friday and have enjoyed today’s Wish for it All Silver Candles ditty. Let’s go and get our fingers inky and have some fun!

  • STAMP: Wish For It All
  • PAPER: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Purple Posy (new In Color)
  • INK: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Dies–Doily Wishes | Embossing Folder–Subtle | Basic Jewels–Rhinestones

Sparkly Hugs, Carol

Love You To Pieces Thanks Heart

Love You To Pieces Thanks Heart

What do you do when you get something new???  OR several new things.  [giggle]  Today’s share is just that with my Love You To Pieces Thanks Heart.

For me, I can’t wait to open my box and play.  Woohoo!  That’s exactly what I did after I received my Love You To Pieces bundle.  AND I was excited to play with the new embossing mats as well.  Amazing!

I was designing for one of my July classes and wanted something simple and fast……Love You To Pieces Thanks Heart.  I think I hit the nail of the head.  The embossed puzzle pieces and the adorable heart cut from the Petal Promenade Designer Paper are a perfect match.  It seemed like everyone enjoyed the card. (at least I think so.  Lol!)

The new embossing pads make it super easy and WAY COOL to emboss the dies without actually cutting them.  You can do one or the other OR both–cutting then embossing.  Sweet!  You really need to give them a try.  They are a must have for me!

The “thanks” is part of a sentiment from the Love You To Pieces stamp set.  OMGosh there are so many images and sentiments.  This stamp set is surprisingly versatile.

Then to include the all important bit of sparkle I added just a hint of the (also new) Glimmer Sparkle paper on a couple corners.  Perfect!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed today’s share and are inspired to try something new AND get your hands inky.  Have a great day!


  • STAMP:  Love You To Pieces
  • PAPER:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, DSP-Petal Promenade, Glimmer–Sparkle
  • INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Puzzle Pieces | Big Shot Embossing Mats


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Love What You Do – Floral Friend

Love What You Do - Floral Friend

I have been having more fun playing with the early release pre-buy “I Want It All” Share What You Love Suite.  I know!……it was a mouthful.  Lol!  This is my fourth design using the Share What You love Designer Paper from the above suite.  This time I opted for a different designer paper from the designer paper pack that is included in the “I Want It All” special early release.  You can find out all about this lovely new suite/bundle by clicking here.  The Mossy Meadow and Rich Razzleberry make for a bold statement on this Share What You Love – Floral Friend card.

BASE:  The base is Mossy Meadow, one of the newly added colors in the Stampin’ Up!’ Color Revamp.  Next I layered the base with squares of Rich Razzleberry and Shimmery White.  I love the subtle shimmer the Shimmery White cardstock give.  To dimension and height the layered squares were popped with Dimensionals.

SQUARES:  A cool feature of this design are the squares.  Yes, you can make nine (9) of these cards from one 12″ x 12″ square of designer paper, and a bit left over to make even more cards.  This is a great easy way to produce multiple cards at one time.  [TIP:  You could also use different left over squares of designer paper to create a coordinated collage as well.]  The favorite thing I love about this specialty paper pack is that four (4) of the designs include shimmer in their design.  Love it!!!

I cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ square(ish).  Then trimmed away a 1/4″ strip from the 3-1/2″ length to create a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ square.  Next I cut the square equally into four 1-5/8″ squares.  Two of the squares are wrapped with the Rich Razzleberry 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon.  You don’t know how excited I was to see that this velvet ribbon was carrying over into new 2018-19 Annual Catalog.  Woohoo!  To add the second level of height I popped the squares with Dimensionals.

SENTIMENT:  Finally, I topped the squares with the “I’m Lucky To Have A Friend Like You” sentiment from the Love What You Do stamp set.  It was punched with a 2″ circle which just happened to fit centered between the ribbon.  It just happened, I was even trying.  [smile]  Then for the third level of height I popped it with Dimensionals as well.

Love What You Do - Floral Friend Interior

I’ve started embellishing the inside of my designs so they feel “finished”.  Here is the inside so you can see how simple and easy it can be.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s clean and simple Love What You Do – Floral Friend design.  Have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  Love What You Do
  • PAPER:  Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Specialty Designer Paper–Share What You Love
  • INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–2″ Circle | 1/4″ Velvet Ribbon–Rich Razzleberry


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


Love What You Do – Beautiful Day

Love What You Do - Beautiful Day

I hope you’re having a good Wednesday.  Today’s post is the third in a trio of designs I created featuring the new Share What You Love Bundle.  Woohoo!  I had fun challenging myself to create three different looks from one of the Share What You Love Designer Paper designs.  Many of the designs include shimmer in the design.  Love it!  This sweet design is what I like to call my Love What You Do – Beautiful Day.

I must confess this is my favorite design featuring the Share What You Love Bundle.  What do you think?  You can check out my two previous designs here and here.  Guess what???  I’m excited that you are now able to pre-purchase this amazing bundle through the end of May before the 2018-19 Annual Catalog goes live in June.  Yay!  You can check out all the details here.

This clean and simple design starts with three parts of shine.  The first is the Shimmery White cardstock, second is the beautiful Shimmery Flower designer paper from the Share What You Love Designer Paper Pack and third is the yummy Black Shimmer Ribbon.  I know……Simple But Wow!

The “it’s a beautiful day” sentiment is from the Love What You Do stamp set that is part of the pre-purchase bundle as well.  I just had to fussy cut this to add more interest.  Finally, for a subtle bit of texture I embossed the small Shimmer White rectangle with the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

To add “more height” I popped several layers with Dimensionals.  [grin]  More height is always a good thing. [giggle]

I hope you have found today’s Love What You Do – Beautiful Day and my two previous designs inspiring and that you’ll get your hands inky and have some fun!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you’ll come back soon.  Have a great day!


  • STAMP:  Love What You Do
  • INK:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • PAPER:  Shimmer White, Basic Black, Share What You Love Designer Paper
  • ACCESSORIES:  Embossing Folder–Simple Stripes | 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon–Black


Sparkly Hugs, Carol