Thursday, August 27, 2015

Blossom Meets Artistry + SOTM

Today I am sharing 3 simple cards that I made using
1 stamp set (Framed SOTM),
1 paper packet Blossom
The Blossom Paper Packet and the "Framed" SOTM will only be available for a few more days until the end of the month.
The Artistry Cartridge will be around for a long time and I must say I have already put a lot of  "miles" on it, lol.

and the lovely canning jar cut...

Tomorrow I will share the masculine versions of these cards, 
using Jackson.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Retirement Party!

We are saying goodbye to so many 
wonderful products to make room for NEW.
Check out the list of retiring items on my website
And as a bonus...if you place an order of
$25 or more, I will send you a free new Annual Inspirations
IDEA Book!

Outdoor Denim
Indian Corn Blue

Smokey Plum

Barn Red

The above colors are retiring so if you want the inks or cardstocks,
now is the time to order.
You can order on my website or
email me at
darda lynn dot yahoo dot com.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Seaside Meets SOTM

Here are a few quick thank you noes I created with
The colors in both coordinate really well.
This SOTM is only around for about another week.
Here's a look at the complete set.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

First Day of School

This layout is pretty much straight up,
out of the book,
As soon as I got it I knew I would use it for
"First Day of School" pics.
Therefore, I selected our outfits to coordinate with these papers, lol.
I've heard of grandma's and moms doing this buying outfits,
for their little darlings,
to match scrapbook papers but hey, it works for grown ups too!
I love the stamp set that comes with it.
The "you are my SUNSHINE" sentiment has a special place in my heart.
When my mom was sick, with cancer, she used to sing this.
And my son used to play it on his guitar and we would have a little family sing along.
Don would play his harmonica and sing it too.
I cannot hear this song without welling up with tears.
It just so happens that it is our anniversary so I thought I'd share this today.
I am really blessed to call this guy my love and my sunshine!
Have a lovely weekend.
Enjoy some sunshine, wherever you are!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Old Meets New

My DD is returning back to school after an extended break.
I wanted to send her a little encouragement so I created this card.
I had some
Chalk It Up chipboard pieces left from the current catalog 
but I had used up all my paper.
I was happy to see how well the complements coordinate with our
new Zoe Paper Packet!
Now the Chalk It Up will retire at the end of the month.
I strongly encourage you to grab some now if you need some paper that is perfect for school layouts and cards.
Here is last year's "First Day of School" layout using the Chalk it Up line.
Tomorrow I will share our 2015 "First Day of School" pics.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sweet Thank You

Made this sweet, little thank you for our PTA 
since they got donuts the first Friday of school.
I cut the donut using the new
Then I stamped the other letters with the
Hopscotch Alphabet stamp set.
The papers are the new Zoe papers.
Thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Hello and Thanks

This weekend I checked out the sketch at
and decided to use it to create a 
thank you note.

I used 
Chalk It Up Papers and a few coordinating embellishments.
The star border was cut with the new
Love that new cart!
Thanks for visiting.