Happy Congratulations to Blog Candy Winner

Happy Congratulations, Paper Players

I just made a quick little card because I couldn’t resist The Paper Players challenge this week. If you have an opportunity, I really hope you will give it a try. Can you tell what my “three in a row” is? It’s pretty obvious!paperplayers

I am trying to replenish my masculine cards right now. I have much more fun making feminine cards but my son needed a card for a friend in the hospital and trying to find one for him made me realize that my supply was almost gone. This card started out with the Happy Congratulations stamp set and picking out the color scheme of Smoky Slate, Summer Starfruit and DSP from High Tide.

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Happy Congratulations (wood #133044, clear #133047), Best of Birthdays (clear #132929)
  • Paper: High Tide (#132992), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Smoky Slate (#131202)
  • Ink: Smoky Slate (#131179), Summer Starfruit (#126991), Whisper White Craft Ink (#101731)
  • SU Tools: Decorative Label Punch (#120907), Modern Label Punch (#119849)
  • Finishing Touch: Neutrals Candy Dots (#130934), Hung Up Cute Clips (#129389), Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (#126846)

Now, the moment you have been waiting for – the winner of the March Blog Candy is….

Christina D.!

She said “It’s a beautiful card. That was one of the first sets I bought. Guess now I should use it. The colors are beautiful.”   Christina, please send me an email at [email protected] with your U.S. shipping address in the next 5 days for your FREE blog candy!


So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, I would love to hear from you! Please leave a comment and enter into my next blog candy giveaway! While you are doing that, please make sure you are signed up for email notifications and “like” my Facebook page. Both are easy to do on the right sidebar on my blog. Till next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie ♥

Life at the Beach

By the Tide 1

By the Tide 2









I have the last of my March Creative Crew projects for you today. The Challenge was “to make something we love in a scrapbook page, This n That or 3-D project.” I was itching to think about warmer weather and that naturally made me think about taking a vacation since we live in Michigan. Our vacations will always involve a beach somewhere! There is no better way to relax and get away from your stress than to go to the ocean. I have become so used to making beach vacation scrapbook pages that this one came together in no time at all. I love the new DSP, High Tide, in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. It is perfect for scrapbooks of all types and sizes. I also used the stamp set that went with it so well – By the Tide. Some fast fuzzy-cutting of stamps and the ships in a bottle DSP and this 2 page spread was done! I have left plenty of spaces for journaling and mementos. Now where should we go….

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: By the Tide (wood #131910, clear #129120)
  • Paper:  High Tide DSP (#132992), Calypso Coral CS (#122925), Pacific Point CS(#111350) Whisper White CS (#100730)
  • Ink: Calypso Coral (#1269830, Pacific Point (#126951), Smoky Slate (#131179)
  • Finishing Touch: Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon (#130018)


I hope you like my scrapbook ideas today for your next nautical vacation! If you did, please take a moment and leave me a comment! More than anything else, I want to make sure that you preserve your memories in a way that you enjoy. Photos are taken to mark the memory. Don’t leave those on your computer or phone! Find a way that you can appreciate them. Scrapbooking is so much fun! If you haven’t tried it yet, I hope you will now.  Till next time,
Happy Stampin’!
Debbie ♥