Happy New Year!!

Relaxing in the Oasis


A Winter Wonderland Florida-Style!

We've had lots of beautiful, warm, spring-like weather (until yesterday!) here in Central Florida this winter! Here are a couple of gift/giftwrap ideas that I made for yesterday. The "Sea Glass" candy is made by my friend, Kelly, whose business features her homemade delicious old-fashioned candies and to-die-for gourmet popcorns (Think Butter Rum, Strawberry Cheesecake, Marshmallow...mmmmmm!). You can find Kelly at Kellyskandies@yahoo.com and on FaceBook!
I made party favors using the "Shellebrate" stamp set. Everything is heat-embossed with SU Gold and colored in using Stampin' Write Markers and a blender pen. I used a sponge around the scallop edges to color in my Florida snow (sand) lol. It is SOOOOO relaxing to color in the shells and watch the cloisonne effect appear as you color and blend.

The gift tags were made for son Tommy's company gifts for the ladies. I went retro with "Beautiful Beach" stamps and Classy Copper Embossing Powder and metallic paper. Lots of sand--no snow.

Check out Pals Paper Arts at palspaperarts.com/ for great "Winter Wonderland" inspirations from around the country! Happy stamping!!


Fun with Old Olive, Crushed Curry, and Soft Suede

The Challenge!
This week's challenge is to use the Olive, Curry, and Suede palette! I haven't used Crushed Curry that much so I was glad to have the challenge put before me! I love the crisp look of the colors together and with Whisper White! Be sure to check out the Pals' cards for lots of inspiration and a chance to see so many talented stampers in one place!

I could not choose just one of the PPA Design Team cards. They are all gorgeous so be sure to visit http://www.palspaperarts.com/ to see them all! The first card below is my entry for this week's challenge.

Stamps: Definitely Decorative, Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Paper: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Whisper White CS, Tall Tales, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP

Ink: Old Olive Classic Stamp Pad, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Silver Gel Pen

Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Robbon, Silver Brad, Silver Elastic Cord, Ornament Punch

Rub-Ons: Merry & Bright, Dotted Delicates

Inspiration Provided By............

The absolutely gorgeous cards below were created by Carla Bazhen, Ann Schach, and Mary Fish. Who could not be inspired by these talented gals??