Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

I recently returned from visiting my niece Amber in Plantation, Florida. While I was there I stayed with Amber's grandmother, Mary Tucker. I made this card for her as a Thank you and a New Year card. It will get in the mail to her on Tuesday.

I cut the clock using my Silhouette machine. The base card is white Bazzill paper and is 5 7/8" square. The next layer is Bazzill black (same as the clock hands). The next paper is one I had in my stash and it has paw prints on it. Mary has a sweet dog named Pumpkin so I thought this would be appropriate. I used Magnolia stamps Happy Tilda and Happy New Year class and colored both with Copics.

On the glass I used BG10 and added Stardust Stickles.

For Happy Tilda, I used the followng:

Hair: E29, E25, E33
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Dress: R85, R83, R81
I used C1 on the white areas.
Shoes: E35, E33, E31

Happy New Year to all of my followers and may many blessings find you in 2012!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tweet Top Hat

I saw a similar card at Archiver's during their Holiday Card Showcase. The stamped Tweet Top Hat image is from Stampendous. The sentiment is also a stamp from Stampendous. Unfortunately, Archiver's was out of that stamp so I generated the sentiment on my computer and printer. The background paper is from Authenique.

The base card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 is a red Bazzill card stock.

I colored the image with my Copic markers (C7, C5, C3, B24, B21, R27, R24, R22, G99, and G94. The red gem stones are from my stash. The glitter is Crafty Sparkles Chunky Crystal.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lots of Letters

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm back with another Lili of the Valley (LOTV) image called Lots of Letters. Bev Rochester is one of my favorite card designers. The other day on her blog ( she had a card where she stamped the image on kraft card stock and colored the image with copics. Well, I don't have that stamp she used...yet (it's been ordered). I've been wanting to ink this image and to color it so I thought I would try coloring the image on kraft card stock. I like it! The ecru lace is from a local scrapbook store.

This card will also be entered into this week's LOTV challenge which is Anything Goes.

The 6 x 6 base card is a blue bling from Bazzill. My next layer is a brown card stock also from Bazzill. My designer paper is from Bo Bunny 6 x 6 snowfall paper pad. The gems and snowflakes are from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Copics used are:

Skin: R20, E00, E000, E0000
Reds: R27, R24, R22
Browns: E37, E35, E33, E31, E53
Greens: G99, G94 (Holly stickles)
Blues: BG49, BG45, BG13, BG10
Greys: T7, T5

I've used Stardust stickles on the little girl's fuzzy caps, skirts, and sleeves. For the snow, I used liquid applique and also added Stardust stickles to it.

Well, I'm going to head out and do my "shop small businesses" today. So it's out to some local stamp and scrapbook stores. Enjoy your day everyone!

Friday, November 25, 2011

LOTV challenge winner

Yesterday I was checking all the blogs that I usually do and what a surprise to find out I had won the Lili of the Valley challenge with my card that was posted on November 18th called Millie in the Window.

I was so excited. All I kept saying of Oh my Gosh, I don't believe it. I'm still on cloud 9. As soon as I finish an order of 30 cards for a friend, I'll be back with more cards. The order is almost done. 10 cards are completely assembled. All that remains is to assemble the other 20.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Don't strain yourself or your pocket book today on Black Friday :)


Monday, November 21, 2011

Something for you

Last week while blog hopping, I saw this adorable gift card holder and the lady who had the blog commented that she had made the gift card holder on her Silhoutte SD. I've got that machine. So last Friday night at the crop I attended, I cut out several of them.

I decorated this one with a Magnolia stamp called Something for You Tilda.

I've had a request from a neighbor/customer to start making some of children on my cards as African Americans. This was my time coloring those skin tones with my Copics and IMHO it's good.

The card stock for the gift card holder is Bazzill. The designer paper is from a 6 x 6 pad from My Mind's Eye called Lost & Found Christmas.

The image was stamped on Cryogen white card stock and then was cutout and popped up on the paper. Ribbon is some that I bought that night at the crop at a local scrapbook store. I added Stardust Stickles to the pom pom on the hat and on the bottom of the skirt.

Copics used:

Skin: E29, E25, E23, E00.
Hair: C7, C5, C3
Dress and Hat: R27, R24, R22.
Boots: C7, C5, C3


Friday, November 18, 2011

Milly Winter Window

Happy Friday everyone! It's sure windy here in KCK today; however, it is warmer than the last couple of days so in a few I've got to go run some errands before I get ready to crop tonight.

My card today was inspired by one of the Lili of the Valley (LOTV) design team members. However, I don't remember the name of the one who designed the card that inspired me.

Since this week's challenge is to do a Christmas card for someone special, I will be entering this card.

The image is from LOTV and is called Milly Winter Window. I colored the image soon after receiving in the mail so I apologize as I don't remember the Copic color numbers that I used.

I started of with a 6 x 6 white card stock base from Bazzill. The next two layers are designer paper from last year's Bo Bunny winter release. I used a pretty blue shimmer paper to back the image and the sentiment. The blue flower is also from Bo Bunny. All the other embellishments are different colors of Dew Drops.

I don't think my photo is showing the frosty look of the window pane or the snowflakes. I used Stardust Stickles to get the frosty look that shows up when you see the card in person.

TFL and hopefully will have another card for you tomorrow as I plan to a lot of coloring of images tonight at the crop.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

James Bear in the Snow's good today. I just got back from have a massage.

I also feel like I really accomplished a lot yesterday. I finished up five cards from a class on Monday, two more cards from a class last week. Created two cards of my own and attended a card class last night where we made another six cards.

The card to the left is one of the two card that I made and designed.

The stamped image is from Lili of the Valley and if my memory serves me right it's called, "James Bear in the snow". This was an image I colored some time ago. When I received it, it was so cute I just had to color it right way even though I didn't know what papers I would use.

Yesterday I went to Archiver's to get some Inkadinkado black glitter (will show that card soon) and saw some beautiful winter papers from Little Yellow Bicycle. To me the blue and white stripe looked like white birch trees with a beautiful sky. I just knew what image to use. I'm not sure which Copic blues, I had used when I first colored James, but it didn't quite match the paper. So I colored over the blues with BG05, BG02, and BG0000. I'm pretty sure the browns are E35, E33, and E31. I add Stardust stickles. The embellishments are from Little Yellow Bicycle too.

Well off to work on an order of Christmas cards that I have to have completed by the 1st.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Snowballs your way

Is this a cute card? It was designed by Julie Case for her November Copic 101 class that I attended yesterday.

Since I finished up the cards today here at home, I added Liquid Applique to Santa's hat, pom pom, and the snow at the bottom of the snowman. On top of that, I added some Stardust Stickles.

Looking through some stamps I have here at home, I found the perfect sentiment for the inside of the card. It says " If Snowballs were kisses, I'd throw them all your way." Both the sentiment and the image are from Impression Obsession.

The snowman was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. The Copic used were:

R27, R24, R22: Hat, Ribbon on large snowball.
B93, B92 ribbon. YG95, YG93 ribbon. B0000 shading on snowman. E35 arms. YR14 nose. R24 on small snowball. I used R20 on checks of the snowman. Julie always almost always uses chalk.

The solid color card stocks are from Bazzill and the designer paper is from a 12 X 12 sheet of Echo Park paper called Frost. A silver metallic ribbon was also added.


Jingle Tilda

I promised a card using a similar layout from the other day when I did Tilda with Violin.

I decided to use Jingle Tilda this time. However, wouldn't you know that the Marianne bell die has been misplaced somewhere in this house! Oh well, when the alternate universe is finished with it, it will show up.

I colored this image at a crop last Friday night and I didn't write down the numbers of the Copics I used. I did use Goldenrod Stickles on the bell in Tilda's hand and use Stardust Stickles on the hat and pom pom. I added gold Dew Drops to the bell clappers on the Bo Bunny designer paper that is from the Father Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad.

Now to post this image onto Splitcoast and I'll be back with two cards from a Copic 101 class that I attended yesterday at The Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Mission, KS.

Baby's First Christmas

I saw this adorable image from Belle's and Whistle's several weeks ago and I just had to have it. It's called Brooke's First Christmas.

The solid color cardstock is from Bazzill. The designer paper is from BoBunny Blitzen 6 x 6 paper pack.

The sentiment on the front as well as the poem inside have been computer generated.

I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is colored with Copics. I've also use Stardust stickles on the ornament that Brooke is holding. I've used gel pins on some other items in the images. I added white Sparkly Fluff to the pom pom on the Santa hat.

Copics used: E11, E00, E000, R20, R27, R24, R22, BG13, BG10,

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Saturday Everyone!

The other day I was at the Scrapbook Page and I saw where Barb Foster had colored up a cute Tilda with Violin stamp. I loved the colors she used so I wrote the Copic numbers down and came how and colored my image the same. Those numbers will be below.

My base card is white card stock and it has been cut as a 5 7/8 inch square card. I then used some beautiful designer paper from Bo Bunny's 6 x 6 pad called Father Christmas. The bells were cut using a Marianne die from American Crafts Glitter paper gold. My dies didn't cut the paper as detailed as I would like, but I like the embossed looked so I went with them anyway.

I love this look of this card; so don't be surprised if you see Jingle Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams release made into a card that's just the same. In fact, I colored her last night at a crop and will make up the card later today.

I used the following Copics on the stamped image (Memento Tuxedo black in on Cryogen White paper):

Skin: E11, R20, E00, E000
Hair, Skirt, Shoes: YR24, YR23, YR21
Dress: E53, E50
Violin: E29, E25, E35
Bow: E33, E31
Wings: E53, E50 (Stardust Stickles)

Have a blessed Saturday everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Here comes more Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Stamper's Ink got some really beautiful gold embellishments. I've used the Christmas tree here with a sentiment embossed in gold that is from CC Designs. I used a gold embossing powder that is exclusive to Stamper's Ink too.

The base card is purple mirror paper followed by gold mirror paper. I love this white shimmer paper with the swirl pattern.

I had a successful craft show last week and now I have to make more cards for a craft show in December, finish one order, and then make my own.

Happy Friday everyone and Blessings 'til next time.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Long time I know between posts

I've making lots of cards, but haven't been taking pictures of them. I've also been to Las Vegas over the Halloween weekend with my friend, Liz. We went to shop at the Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at the Rivera. It was a fun show. I worked for Heartfelt Creations on Sunday while I was there. All the samples of cards from their stamps made me want to make lots of cards when I got back. However, jet lag and the need for sleep after four nights in Las Vegas has put me behind with my "want tos".

Tomorrow I'm participating at a craft show at Basehor High School in Basehor, Kansas. It's not very far from me, only about five miles...even though it's a different town. I'll be selling my cards there. The show ours are between 8 and 4. Come by to see me if you're in the area.

I sincerely hope everyone is having a Happy fall. I promise pictures of cards soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas Candle

Good Morning everyone! This cute little image is called Christmas Candle and it's from Lili of the Valley stamps out of England. A similar layout was on the their inspiration blog a couple of days ago and I went with the basic concept. Instead of flowers I used the tree die cut from Marianne designs.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image on to Blend It - Express paper. It has been colored with Copics. The circle sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley.

The base card is white card stock from Bazzill and is 5 3/4 inches square. Next came a green Bazzill card stock and it is 5 5/8 inches square. Next came a 5 1/2 inch square piece of designer paper from Echo Park. I then used Labels 8 Nestability on the backside of a piece of dotted BoBunny card stock. The lace and rhinestones are from my stash.

I don't remember all the specific Copic markers I used as this sweet image was colored several weeks ago. I do remember to darken the red (probably R35), I did a wash of W5 on top of the red and then put the red on top of the W5.

Blessings everyone.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Birthday card for Kay

I just love Tilda stamps. This one is Tilda with Gift. My inspiration for this birthday card for my sister was found on the Just Magnolia site a couple of weeks ago and is by a design team member who goes by "Pops".

My sister's birthday is this Friday, 9/30.
The designer paper is from Authentique. I just love blues.

I stamped Tilda with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with my Copics. She was stamped on Blend It - Express paper.

I used a ticket stamp from Whimsey stamps and stamped in Paris Dusk Memento ink. The butterflies are Martha Stewart punches. The flowers are from Hero Hues and to color them I used different Glimmer mists. I put baby blue Stickles on the butterflies. Ribbon and lace are from my stash (oops forgot to add the will be there when the card is sent to my sister).

Copics used:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 and white gel pin
Hair: E25, E33, E31, E50
Dress: B28, B26, B24, B21 with a wash of BG11
Socks and present: E44, E43, E42, E41

The letter's for my sister's name (KAY) are from Doodlebug.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 12, 2011

four cards

I've been taking quite a few classes since my last post. This picture shows four cards from Stamper's Ink's 10 Card One Page Wonders class.

The bottom right hand card is one I designed from paper and card stock for number 7. I never have any luck with the Nestability that we were to use, so I brought the pieces home and designed this card. I used Labels 4 to cut out the three labels in papers that match what was supplied. The "thinking of you" stamped image is from Verve stamps.

Most of the cards did not have anything stamped on them. This shows the three that had words and my design that also had words.

The next class of 10 Card One Page Wonders will be October 6th at Stamper's Ink. Those cards are using some cool Halloween papers. So if you want to make 10 easy cards for the price of $18, call Stamper's Ink and sign up. The cards are also on a display board in the store. These classes usually do sell out.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

LOTV - Mary and Joseph

As promised here is my card for the LOTV challenge this week.

The designer papers are from Doodlebug and it's from a page pack that I bought from a local scrapbook store earlier in the day. I love anything blue and I thought the papers would work well with the card sketch.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

Now to post this to the LOTV inspiration blog.


Diago and Mojo

I haven't shared a picture of "my silly boys" in quite awhile. Diago is the one on the left and Mojo is on the right. They are two sweet Shih Tzu.

I'll be back in a few minutes with a picture of a card I completed today for another card challenge!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The other day on Facebook my niece, Allison, posted this cute picture of her son Caelum. In the post he said he wanted to grow up to be a cowboy and ride bulls. Allison, in typical Mom fashion, said no.

The cowboy hat and cowboy on the bull are die cuts from my Silhoutte.

Thanks everyone for looking at all of my postings today.

I was going to be heading to Biloxi tomorrow for a gambling junket, but because of Tropical storm Lee, I decided to stay home. So that means I'll have more time to do more cards.

Blessings to everyone!

Another Witch Tilda

I love my Magnolia stamps! Tilda is so playful. I've colored this cute Witch Tilda image using my Copics. The solid black paper is from Bazzill. The designer papers are from We R Memory Keepers, Spookville. Tilda was stamped on Cryogen white paper.

The saying on the inside of the card is a stamp from DRS. The caldron is a die cut image from my Silhoutte machine.

My next post will be of a scrapbook page I did for Caelum, a great nephew of mine.

Tilda in Autumn Leaves

Hello again!

Last Friday night I was cropping at The Scrapbook Page and I was at a group of tables with a part time employee of that store, Jodi. She was making pages from her wedding last fall with 12 X 12 paper from Bo Bunny called Forever Fall. I had the same 6 X 6 paper with me. I had Tilda colored but wasn't sure how to color the leaves so I flipped through the paper pad and saw the autumn leaf paper. I used it as a guide for coloring the leaves with my Copics. Not bad if I do say so myself.

Jodi had never made an easel card and wanted to see one made so I did this card.

I think it's pretty colorful.

Enjoy. I'll be back with more Tilda card and a scrapbook page.

Basic Grey Challenge - Scarecrow Tilda

Happy Sunday everyone!

This is the first of several posts today as I've been cropping and finished one other scrapbook page and several Tilda cards.

This one I did for the Basic Grey Challenge of Celebrations.

I used two different designer papers from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey paper pad that to me represented rich fall colors.

I printed the Celebrate Fall sentiment on my computer using the Broadway font that is in my Word program.

The solid papers are from Bazzill. The Tilda image was stamped on Cryogen White card stock and colored with Copics. The acorns and leaf buttons were given to me by a fellow crop attendee who agreed with me that the card needed something else on it. These were perfect.

Back later with a scrapbook page and one more card.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A scrapbook page for Jacob

Happy Saturday Everyone!

My great nephew, Jacob, son of my niece Amber, started first grade a couple of weeks ago. I saw this cute page layout at The Scrapbook page and I knew it would be perfect for Jacob's first day first grade pictures.

I'm going to start doing more scrapbook pages. To me a scrapbook page is a larger card so I should be able to them...Right!

Well, I cropped last night and colored several Tilda images so today, I need to do the cards.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Witch Tilda with Pumpkins

Happy Friday everyone!

As promised I do have a card for you today. I recently purchased a Silhoutte machine and am learning how to use it. I saw this cute pumpkin circle die cut and I thought it would be perfect for some Halloween cards. I pulled this cute Witch Tilda with Pumpkins from my stash of Maggie stamps (it's a big stash, LOL).

It so happens that at Just Magnolia blog the challenge is Anything Goes but use circles in your design. I'm sure my circle of pumpkins qualifies so this will be my entry in this week's challenge.

All solid color papers are from Bazzill. The designer paper is from My Little Shoe Box.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hat: T5, T3, T1
Hat Band: V15, V12, Gold Spica pen
Dress: V15, V12
Smock and socks: G67, G63
Pumpkins, YR15, YR14, Y15
Hair: E25, YR18, YR14

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Vegas this past weekend

This past Saturday (August 27th) would have been my husband and my 34th wedding anniversary. I received a wonderful invitation from the Mirage in Las Vegas in July to go out to Las Vegas and to Sugarland in concert at the Mandalay event center. Even though Frank is no longer here on earth, I wanted to celebrate anyway so I made my reservations and flew out to Las Vegas last Friday. That evening I saw Ray Ramono of Everybody Loves Raymond fame. He was very entertaining and proved that comedians in Las Vegas can have a clean act...even for 10 p.m. in the evening.

Then Saturday evening the Mirage furnished transportation to and from the resort to Mandalay Bay for the concert. The concert was AWESOME. I've always loved Sugarland. So many hits! From Your Baby Girl to Incredible Machine. They even did some Dolly Parton (9 to 5), Neil Diamond (Sweet Caroline) and a few others where I don't remember who did the original.

If you get a chance to see Sugarland in concert. I highly recommend going!

It's taken me a few days to recover from my trip and now I'm back to making cards. I'm also learning how to use my Silhoutte machine. I should have some card pics soon!

Blessings everyone!

New Lili of the Valley stamps

The newest release of LOTV stamps will be September 6th. These will be some real cute Christmas stamps. Head over to to see some cards made with the new images. Also, you can win a certificate to win a couple of stamps too. I've entered.
Since I'm here in the USA, I plan to order my stamps Monday night.
This card is on the blog and it was made my Bev Rochester. She is one of the card designers for LOTV. The stamp image is title Little Holly. It will definitely be on my order!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hula Tilda - Entry for Just Magnolia challenge

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today's card is my entry to the Just Magnolia challenge to use funny sentiments.

Even though Tilda seems to be enjoying her hula hoop, it's still exercise to me. Exercise? I'd rather have chocolate!

I made this as an easel card. It's base is a really beautiful blue Bazzill card stock that is 5 3/4 inches square. My next mat is white and the next is a wine colored Bazzil card stock. My designer paper is from Fabscraps. It's beautiful and I wish my photography was better!

I generated the saying on my computer. The Hersey kiss is a sticker from Creative Imaginations.

Hula Hoop Tilda was stamped on a piece of Blend It - Express using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.

I'm not sure of the manufacturer of the ribbon or lace. I did purchase both last night at The Scrapbook Page during their Friday night crop. Love the ladies there!

I added a few silver dew drops on the front.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E25, E33, E31, E50
Romper: B24, B23,
Hula Hoop: V06, V04, V00, Stardust Stickles
Shoes: E37, E35, E33, E31

I also learned today that I have been accepted as a vendor at the Basehor Craft show on November 5th. I was originally turned down as they had so many applicants. Someone cancelled and now I'm in. I'll post several times here on the blog before that date to remind folks to come to the craft show. Admission is reasonable: $1.00 for adults.

Have a great weekend all!

Friday, August 19, 2011

School Days

It's Friday, yeah! I'm tried this morning as it was a stormy night here in KCK. I know I was without power for an 1 hour and 25 minutes. I was watching Jay Leno and at exactly 11 p.m. it was lights out. I could hear the wind really blowing outside. The lights tried to come back on at midnight, but it was 12:25 a.m. before I had the fans running again. I know the storms continued for awhile as Diago, my black and white Shih Tzu, was climbing all over me. He really does not like lightning or thunder. So it was a long time before he settled down. I'll probably be taking a puppy nap soon :)

As you know, I love my LOTV stamps. I don't have this sweet little school girl in my collection, but one of the girls at the Scrapbook Page has her. Last Friday night we were cropping and doing a lot of LOTV stamping with each others stamps.

I thought she was cute but wasn't sure how to put her into a card. Of course, I got some great ideas on the LOTV site. However, when I saw the new Graphic 45 School Days paper pad I knew what papers I was going to use. Then on Tuesday at Stamper's Ink, I learned how to make a tent card. Throw all of those things into a mix and I came up with this, IMHO, cute card.

Copics used:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E33, E53, E51, E50
Dress: B28, B26, B24
Red: R35
Browns on school bag: E33, E31, Ruler, E50, Pencil Y15

Blessings everyone...of to that nap!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

t Bear with Flower

This sweet little bear is an image from Lili of the Valley. I don't have the stamp; however, the image was recently published in a paper crafting magazine from England. I copied the image on my computer to some cryogen white paper and then colored the image with Copics. I'll list the Copics I used at the end of this post.

The base card is 5 X 7 and from Bazzill. The designer paper is from a 12 x 12 pad from s.e.i. and the pad is called Chocolat. I saw a similar card on the LOTV challenge blog that was thank you card and I had to recreate it. All punches are from Martha Stewart. The flowers were white and are from Hero Arts. I colored them with my RV04 marker. The rhinestones are also from Hero Arts.

Copics used:

Bear: E55, E53, E51, E50 (muzzle only).
Pinks: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00
Greens: G67, YG03, YG01
Yellows: Y17, Y15
Center of flower: E37, E35 and Stardust Stickles
Shadow around image: B000, B0000
I also put Stardust Stickles on the butterflies.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wasn't Me

Happy Tuesday.

It's been a couple of busy days, but fun days as I have card classes each day. Yesterday it was class at The Scrapbook Page and today a class at Stamper's Ink. I haven't finished all the cards yet, but when I do I'm sure some of them will show up here on my blog.

Friday night I saw Barb use the designer paper above that says "wasn't me" for some offbeat Halloween cards she was doing. I knew that paper would be perfect for a sentiment for the this little "Oops" guy from Lili of the Valley.

The base card is white card stock and is a six inch square. The other papers are from the new Graphic 45 paper called School days. So much new pretty paper is arriving in all the stores. The store owners and their staff must really had a blast at CHA ordering all of this stuff. In fact, after I feed Diago and Mojo, I think I'll head out to The Page as I got an e-mail from them with some more cool papers. I'm addicted, but I don't want any 12 step cures :)

Blessings everyone!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Christmas Dance

Happy Monday!

It's been raining here in KCK today, but I'm not complaining. The rain is keeping it nice and cool outside. The thunder has been loud and it scared Diago and he's been under my feet most of the morning. Whenever I moved my office chair I had to say watch out as I don't want to run over his handsome Shih Tzu tail. Mojo's been fine with the storms.

I finished today's card yesterday. It features an image called Christmas Dance from Lili of the Valley. It was one of the stamps released July 25th. I received the stamp a week later and I had to color this little beauty right away. She's been waiting for me to come up with a layout that will feature her in the way I think she deserves.

I had thought about turning squares on their sides as seen here, but wasn't sure which designer papers to use. Then I purchased Bo Bunny's Father Christmas paper and there it was...the little trees in the ovals.

Each kraft card stock square is 2 inches and the Christmas tree squares are 1 3/4 inch square. My base card is 6 inches square and is plain white card stock from Bazzill. The red card stock is Prism. The oval used on the little girl is from a Nestability set. Instead of using the next size up, I marked around the one used to cut the oval and then cut it with my scissors. I added some bling (rhinestones) to the top of each tree and at the outside edges of the squares.

Since I colored the little girls around the 1st of August, I don't remember which Copic markers I used. I did use some white sparkly fluff on the girl's fur trim on the jacket.

I do have tomorrow's card ready to post. Let's see how many day's I can post in row :)

Blessings everyone!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Autumn Floral

In one of the daily blog updates that I receive via e-mail, there was a beautiful fall card with a digital image from Sweet & Sassy stamps. I fell in love with it and had to have it. I had hoped to show my inspiration card, but I didn't save it a JPG document so I can't show it here. However, this card is my design using that digital image. The sentiment was also computer generated and it too was on my inspiration piece. Both images are printed on Blend It - Express paper.

I normally don't make a 5 x 7 card and I probably wouldn't have except I was having issues with Photoshop in reducing the size of the floral arrangement. Every time I reduced it, I lost part of the image. Since I really was not comfortable cutting card stock for a 5 X 7 card, I used a blank 5 x 7 card I had in my stash.

I cut a piece of kraft card stock from Bazzill. I then added two different pieces of designer paper from the new BoBunny fall paper pad. I purchased the ribbon yesterday at the Scrapbook Page. The image and the sentiment are both popped up.

Copics used to color the floral image:

Clay pot: E19, E08, E97. I don't think I would have used these three colors together, but this trio of colors is recommended by JustRite in their Copic Sketch Color Collections as a Clay Trio.

Sunflowers: Y38, Y08, centers: E37, E35
Reds: R37, R35, R32
Greens: G99, G94
Pumpkins: YR16, YR15, YR14.

Blessings everyone. I just got a call from the Page that the new Graphic 45 Christmas paper is in stock so I got to got so I can make it there before they close at 5.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Autumn Trevor

Happy Saturday!

I had so much fun last night at a crop at a local scrapbook store. I took all of my LOTV stamps with me as I knew there would be a least one other fellow LOTV person there who wanted to stamp images. Well there ended up being several. I wish I could have charged a dollar everytime someone said "this is so cure". Charging is fine it would be the collecting part that would be hard :) Besides I count each of those lovely ladies at the crop last night as friends. Some I only met three weeks ago, but these are special ladies who share my passion for stamps and Copics!

I colored this digital image from CC Designs last night and put the card together. I did use the digital image here, but a rubber stamp is available through All that I printed Autumn Trevor on my Blend It Express paper. I colored him with Copics. For his shirt, I printed the image a second time on a sheet of new designer paper from BoBunny from their Fall 6 x 6 pad and cut it out to paper piece it. All other designer paper (orange and the blue) are also from BoBunny.

I couldn't find any blue and white Baker's twine today. So Carolyn at the Scrapbook Page suggested I take some white cotton thread and use my Copics on it. I keep forgetting I can do that with my Copics!

The saying is from a Stampendous cling set. The rhinestones are from BoBunny also.

I colored up several more images of other things last night so off to design some more cards.

Blessings everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Believe in Yourself

I follow Bev Rochester's blog everyday. I love the images she uses on her cards and this is a new image that she used earlier this week. This image is a digital image from a company in England called Charmed Cards and Gifts. It's from a set of images called Let it Shine and the set also has the sentiment that I used on this card.

I made this card for a young lady who is attending her Sophomore year of college at K-State. She recently transferred from Arkansas university. I thought this a perfect image and sentiment for a college student.

I used the following Copics for coloring the image:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 (blush) and RV02 (lips). I also used a pink Spica pen on her lips. The eyes are B12.

Earrings: Blue Spica pen

Shirt: V17, V12
Shorts: B16, B14, B12
Hair: E33, E31, E51 with a wash of Y11
Shadow: B000, B0000

The Believe Tag is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology. The mesh is from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Fairy with Flowers

I hope everyone is having a good Monday. Today's card features an image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV). I don't own the stamp...yet. It's ordered, but hasn't made it across the "pond" as the English say. Last Thursday, my muse told me to stop at JoAnn's to see if the Bristish card magazine August issues had arrived. They had and in the August issue of Papercraft Inspirations was a pad of twenty of the LOTV images. Needless to say that magazine was definitely in my basket and paid for within minutes. I even got home and e-mail a couple of friends that I know who also like LOTV stamps that the magazine and images were available.

I wanted to save the images from the magazine so I copied selected ones onto some my Cryogen white paper and took them with me to a crop on Friday night to color.

I love this Fairy with Flowers. I am going to enter the card in the LOTV challenge this week as the challenge wants cards with roses.

The base card is 5 3/4 inch square and is white Bazzill. The pink is either cameo or petalsoft also from Bazzill. The designer paper is from Echo park and is from their 6 X 6 pad called Victoria gardens. I love these papers. I have a class tonight at one of my local scrapbook stores and I bet either the 12 X 12 pad or individual sheets will be in my basket tonight.

I'm afraid I don't remember all the Copics I used for this image. I do remember that the pinks were in the RV0000 to RV08 family. I used stardust Stickles on the fairy wings and on her crown. The rose in the upper right had corner is from Recollections and it too has had some stardust Stickles added to it.

Blessings everyone!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Indian Summer

I hope everyone is having a blessed Sunday!

I have a stamp club meeting coming up in a couple of weeks and our challenge is to make cards with an Indian Summer theme. To me that means all the beauty of the harvest.

I bought this beautiful Northwoods' fall stamp yesterday at Stamper's Ink. I had looked on their blog to see what the make n' takes were and saw that they had received the new Northwoods Fall stamp board. Northwood s stamps are always so beautiful. Their sample board always shows how to color their stamps using Tombow markers and parchment paper. However, on this one I used my Copics.

I used a picture from the Northwoods website as a guide for coloring this beautiful fall image. I've added Stardust Stickles to the pumpkins and add Glossy Accents to the milk jug.

The card is 5 3/4 inch square and the base card is white Bazzill. The other designer papers are from Bo Bunny. The ribbon is from my stash. The rhinestones are Hero Arts.

The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Cryogen white card stock.

I did good this week. The only day I missed posting was Tuesday. I planning on keeping my posting up to date. I have three more lovely images colored. Now I have to find papers from my stash and figure out a layout for each of them. Knowing me I'll be coloring more images as I still have several Lili of the Valley, Stampavie, CC Designs, and Magnolia stamps that are calling to be inked and colored.

May your life be continued to be blessed by our loving heavenly Father!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Some Puppy Love for Christmas

Happy Saturday!

I finished up the above card this morning and I'm really loving it. I love the new Christmas images from Lili of the Valley Stamps (LOTV). This one is called Christmas Puppy.

By using the Martha Stewart punch on the green Prism card stock, I was hoping to make it seem like the puppy and packages are sitting under the Christmas tree.

I cut out the Christmas ornament using a Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament die cut. On it I stamped a design and a sentiment form JustRite stamps set called Deck the Halls and it embossed it using some Ranger gold embossing powder. My photography isn't the greatest so the sentiment is not real clear in photograph. It says "Sending Love at Christmas".

I colored the LOTV Christmas puppy image earlier this week and I forgot to write down the Copic markers I used...I just remember that there were lots of markers used to get the shading :)

The rhinestones are from Hero Arts.

Blessing everyone!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas Trees

Good morning everyone. I am trying to do better posting here on my blog. I've made it three days in a row :)

Finally a rainy day here in KCK. Gratefully it's cooler. I was definitely tired of temps being in the upper 90's and 100's. Hopefully I'll get some cards done today. I'm doing a lot of coloring of images, but trying to find the right papers to go with them to me is a daunting task. So until I get some of those cards completed, I'll continue to share cards made in recent classes.

Today's card is one that was designed at Stamper's Ink for one of their second Christmas in July class.

This card utilizes the polished stone technique which is one I dearly love. We used alcohol inks and a Krylon gold pen on a piece of glossy card stock. The inks were Bottle, Lettuce, and Citrus.

The tree images are from Hero Arts. The larger tree was stamped using a Memento green ink. I apologize as I don't remember the color name. The smaller tree was stamped using Adirondack bottle ink. Both trees were cut out. Copic marker E37 was used to color the trunks on both trees. The smaller tree was popped up.

My friend Liz decided that something else was needed on the smaller tree so she added some Stardust Stickles glue. Wow what an impact. In places on the tree, the ink became a lovely shade of blue.

Until tomorrow, blessings everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Happy Fall

Is this a cute card? It was one of four cards that was in the Pure Innocence class yesterday at Stamper's Ink. Because I like to do more coloring and shading with my Copics, I don't finish the cards in class, but bring them home to complete.
The stamp is from My Favorite Things. The solid color papers are from Prism. The polka dot paper is Bo Bunny. The three pieces of paper have been embossed using three different embossing folders from Cuttlebug.
The little girl and the Happy Fall sentiment were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. My llist of Copics that I used will be at the end of this post.
I used a gold dew drop embellishment for the sign. The sign is hung with Baker's Twine.
The girl's dress was colored with YG03 and then I used my blender to make the criss crosses. I really love that the card designer added this to little technique to the card.
I used red Stickles on the hair decoration after coloring it with R29. There's a red heart brad on her dress. I used Liquid Pearls silver on the buckles of her shoes and glossy accents also on her shoes.
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Dress: YG03, 0
Hair: E25, E33, E31 and a wash of Y11
Pumpkin: YR04, YR15, YR12. Stem: E37
Shoes: C7, C5, C3
Blessings everyone!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New stamps mean new cards :)

Wow it's been awhile since I posted.

I've been reorganizing my stamps and my other card making materials and that has taken me away from me updating my blog. I've been taking lots of classes so as I finish some of those cards up, they'll start appearing here. Since my stamp room is such a mess, I've been finishing them up at a crop at a local scrapbook store on Friday evenings.

However, today's card is not one that I made in a class. I've been buying the latest releases from Lili of the Valley stamps (LOTV) which is a company in England. I just had to clear a spot at my computer desk to color and complete this card.

Today's card features a stamp from their July release that was all about girls. This one is called Millie Flower Power. She was stamped on Cryogen White paper using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I don't remember all the colors I used, but the ones that I do will be at the end of this post.

This is a square card that measures 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches. The base card is white card stock and is from Bazzill. Also from Bazzil is the solid pink card stock that is called petal soft. The designer paper is from Making Memories and is in a 6 X 6 paper pad called "Just Chillin".

The punch is from Martha Stewart. I ran a ribbon from Bo Bunny through it. I used Stardust Stickles on the center of the flower.

I used a Nestability die-cut to cut the star and stamped it with Hi There (company unknown).

I tried using a technique that I recently learned from Julie Case on how to make clouds. I used Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue ink for them. I think I need more practice :)

Now for the Copics that that I remember using:

Skin: E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Hair: E25, E33, E31
Flower: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000, RV0000
Flower center: E35, E33, Stardust Stickles
Flower Stem: YG67, YG63

Blessings everyone! I promise it won't be so long before my next post.

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Hot - Keeping cool by taking classes

It's hot here in Kansas City! I'm keeping inside my home doing cross stitch. When I am out and about it's to take classes.

Today I have cards to share with you from three recent classes that I have taken at Stamper's Ink which is in Shawnee Mission, KS.

The first picture is of two cards from the first Christmas card in July class. I love the green one with the Santa in his sleigh. I bought that set and will probably being doing another card like it and embossing the Santa. The blue card is so simple. You use blue metallic paper and run it through a Christmas Cuttlebug embossing folder, add ribbon and adhere to a base card. So simple!

The second picture is of two of my favorite cards from the 10 cards from one page wonders. Tanya takes one page of scrapbook paper and outlines several shapes on a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of scrapbook paper. We then cut out the shapes and start to put the cards together. What a cool way to use a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook paper.

The third picture are of two cards from July's Quick card class. I love these classes. For $10 you make six cards that are quick and simple to make.

If you're in the greater Kansas City area, check out Stamper's Ink's classes for the rest of July and August. I've seen the Christmas cards for the second class. I've also seen the cards for the August Quick Card class and the 10 cards from one page class. Stop by the store to see the samples or look online at

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Card for Jacob's birthday

Happy Wednesday everyone.

I just finished the above card for my great nephew Jacob's birthday which is this Saturday. I know from comments that his mother has posted on Facebook, he likes to go fishing with his daddy.

This cute image is called Gone Fishin' and it;s from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. The sentiment if from the same company and is on the same stamp set.

The designer paper is from Echo Park and is from their Splash 6 X 6 paper pad. I used Blend-It Express paper for the image. All other papers are Bazzill.

The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and was colored with Copics.

The gemstones are from BoBunny.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Birthday card for LGB

This card is a special birthday card that I made for one of the ladies at my church. She wanted a card for her granddaughter who is turning 17 on the 9th. Laura Grace is a very talented young lady. She plays the piano quite often at our church and sings in the choir. Her grandmother also told me that she is an artist and that her favorite colors are red, white and blue.

I tried to find some sort of piano stamp, but was unable. So I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder with music on it to create the white panel. The dotted Bo Bunny paper was embossed using a Cuttlebug star embossing folder.

The stamped image is from a cling set by Penny Black called Paint the Town. It was colored with Copics. I used the image on the back of the cling set to guide my coloring.

I hope Anna Lu was pleased with how I made this card for Laura Grace! It was a fun one to make.

4th of July card

Life's good today. I got my printer hooked up and figured out how to upload pictures from my camera to my new computer.

Church services this morning were awesome. We did the pledge of allegiance and we sang the National Anthem. Hymns today were God of the Ages, America the Beautiful, Let There Be Peace on Earth, and This is my song. A patroitic medley was played during the offering.

Indeed I'm very grateful to our God that I was born in America.

This card was a card that I did a week or so at the Scrapbook Workshoppe in Blue Springs, Mo. It was designed by Dona Fowler. It's a pop up card and Dona's technique of making them was so fast. You use the next to largest circle Nestability to cut the inner circle. I can see using this idea for fall and Christmas cards. All stars were also cut out using Nestabilities. The pearls on the stars are Liquid Pearls. The Celebrate Freedom stamp is from Stampendous.

Be safe out there!