If you haven’t seen the Whale of a Time Designer Paper, you need to check it out in my Product List below. It really is amazing!

It’s a warm (some would say hot) day in San Diego, so an ocean themed card was a natural.

The first thing I did was cut a heart from Thick Whisper White Cardstock, using a Be Mine Stitched Die. It’s the one where the widest part is 2 1/2″. Then, I stamped the sentiment, “My love for you is bigger than the ocean,” in Pretty Peacock Ink.


The heart called for some texture, so I embossed it with the Seabed Embossing Folder, which was perfect for my ocean theme. I love how you can emboss over a sentiment, and it’s still legible.


For the background, I cut a piece of Whale of a Time Designer Paper with the largest Layering Frames Die. The seahorses are in an ocean, with a matching, Balmy Blue card base.

Next, I fussy cut the whale and turtle, also from Whale of a Time Designer Paper, and glued their “faces” to the heart. Before attaching the three to the card front, I gave the ocean some sparkle with a 4 1/2″ piece of Metallic Mesh Ribbon. Fun stuff!

The last detail was adding three sequin bubbles coming from the whale’s blowhole.



I was inspired by TGIF.


My August Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code (N7AQURB2) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of August, and I will send the Greenery Embossing Folders to you in September.

* 2 folders
* 6-1/4″ x 3-3/8″ (15.9 x 8.6 cm)
* Use with a die-cutting and embossing machine


My August Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a stack of 6X6 Designer Paper (retired, approximately 100 pieces) Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in August.  

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping bag! I’ll announce the winner September 1st.


If you’re thinking of ordering close to $100.00, why not get the Starter Kit for $99.00 that includes $125.00 in PRODUCT OF YOUR CHOICE, and FREE SHIPPING. The new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine has arrived for Demonstrators. Customers can order it September 1st, but if you want it now, you can put it in your Starter Kit!

Click here to join and get your Starter Kit:

Click here to see a video of my favorite August-December 2020 Mini Catalog Products.

Thank you for stopping by! Let’s have a fabulous summer month!

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