Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jolly Holiday

Hi all! 

Okay I've gotten hooked on coloring Miss Jolly Tilda from Magnolia stamps...especially in blues!  (Copics used:  B39, B37, B34, B32, E11, E00, E000, E0000, RV10, E35, E33, E50, C3, C1, C00).  This is a square card (5 3/4 inches) with a white Bazzill base.  The next layer is some paper from a 12 X 12 winter blue pad from Recollections.  The deer is part of the paper.  I just had to add a jewel for the reindeer's nose.  I also used Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die cut on the paper.  The sentiment is from Flourishes.  I cut out the Jolly Tilda and popped up her on some cool silver ribbon.  I found the ribbon at Michael's and it's on a spool with Celebrate It as the manufacturer. 

FYI, I got my car back!  I was getting worried and even started checking rental prices.  I have a craft show tomorrow so I had to have something to get me there.  Plus most of my inventory was/is in the backseat of the car from the last show. 

Well, now I've ready to run out to Ink Paper Rubber as they just called and a new die cut is in stock that I ordered.  Hopefully, I'll have time to make at least one card using the Nativity die cut that I ordered. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thinking of You

Hi everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a Thinking of You card I made yesterday.  I was inspired to make this card by a card in the Paper Crafts magazine.  I liked using the baker's twine on this card.  I changed it up some.  In the magazine it was a square card.  Here I made it as an A2 card.   All card stock is Bazzill. 

Now back to making more cards.  At least I'm staying at home to make cards as my car is in the shop getting new struts.  It's taking the mechanic awhile as the bolts are rusted and he's had a hard time removing them.  It was supposed to be a one day job, but now is into the second day.  Hopefully, he can finish up today so I can go buy my powerball tickets for tonight's huge jackpot.  

Take care and God bless!  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Greetings everyone! 

Today's card is an image from Art Impressions.  I found it at my local Archiver's this past weekend.  When I got it home, I had to stamp it and color it up right away!   I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Copics. 

Anyone else remember the cartoon or Christmas song about the night the animals talked?  It's a Norwegian story.  The animals all witnessed the birth of the Christ child and a miracle happened that they were able to talk to humans.  They went out to tell the neighbors and were greeted with disbelief.  The ox was the last to be able to speak.  They all lost their human voices before the shepherds arrived. 

There's also a song about how the cow shared the manager for the birth and a dove cooing Jesus to sleep.  It's a favorite of this animal lover! 

The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and is from a 6 x  6 pad called Winterings.  I'm afraid I don't remember the manufacture of the glitter paper.  I also used the Memory Box Star of Wonder die cut. 

I computer generated the front sentiment which says "Christmas Eve, the night the Animals talked". 

Back to making more cards as I get ready for two crafts shows over the next two weeks. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Leaping deer

Good Morning!

I made this card yesterday morning.  It's based on a design I saw using the Stampin' Up Dasher stamp.  Instead of a stamp, I used the Memory Box Leaping Deer die cut.  The gold paper is shimmer paper from the Paper Company.  I used some dark navy paper from Bazzill.  I add some rhinestones from my stash.  I'm not sure whose sentiment stamp I used.  

To me it's an elegant card for Christmas.  I'll probably even make some using the Stampin' Up Dasher stamp as I pulled it out the other day along with my gold embossing powder. 

Take care all and be back tomorrow with another card.  God bless!  

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yaya's girl

Hi everyone! 

I hope you had an excellent and blessed Thankgiving.  I also hope you took advantage of Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday.  I know I visited Ink, Paper, Rubber on Friday to take advantage of 30% off sale.  I also stopped at the Scrapbook Page and did some more shopping as well.  Yesterday was spent with lots of friends from BCBSKC who get together with Leanne Gorsuch, our favorite Stampin' Up demonstrator, to make cards. 

Here's a card I completed on Friday for my cousin, Gai.  She wanted a special Christmas card for her granddaughter, Ruby.  Ruby calls Gai, Yaya which Gai tells me is German for grandma.   Ruby wears a pink tutu lots of the time.  So I knew I had to use this cute image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) stamps call Make a Wish for Ruby's card.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and used some circle Nestabilities for it.  The tree die cut is a die cut from Marianne designs.  The paper is from K & Company. 

I stamped the image using Memento ink and colored it with Copics.  Gold glitter was used on the stars and some fine white glitter was also used on the tutu.  

Well, I have another craft show coming up this Friday at BCBSKC.  I'll be doing another card shower for Jim Lundy.  So I have to get busy making a bunch of Get Well and Thinking of You cards.  It's time to recheck my boards on Pinterest to get ideas for cards.  

Take care and God bless! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Santa Bear

Wow what a beautiful day!  With temps supposed to hit 70 today, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  However, after returning from grocery shopping, I can sure tell a lot of people our buying their last minute items for their dinners tomorrow.  

Here's a cute card that was designed by Barb Foster for Copic 102 class which was Nov. 15th at The Scrapbook Page. 

It features a stamped image of Santa Bear from Crafter's Companion and has been colored with Copics.  After coloring the bear fur, we used blender solution to add texture to the fur. 

Even though it doesn't show up in the picture, I did had some fine white glitter from PK Glitter to the white on Santa's coat and hat.  

The designer paper is from Reminisce and is called Snowflake Surprise. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and God bless!  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello everyone! 

Yesterday, while exploring Pinterest, I saw a card using this stamp called Winter Fairy.  It's stamp put out by Penny Black Slapstick.  The artist who drew the image is one of my favorites, Mo Manning.   I remember I had purchased the stamp and already had her stamped.  I just was waiting for inspiration and I found it. 

I colored the image with Copics.  After coloring it, I had to make a run to The Scrapbook Page to look for some aqua papers.  I thought the aqua and gold glitter paper were a perfect combination. 

The inspiration card used the Bianca snowflake from Memory Box.  I added a gold snowflake from a Martha Stewart punch.

The sentiment is from Flourishes stamps.

I added glitter to the icicles on her wings and to the snowball that she is  holding.

It feels so good having my Copics back out and coloring!

Take care all and God bless!   

Monday, November 19, 2012


Here's another card I made for the Holiday Bazaar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help sale.  It did sell along with quite a few other cards I made.  It's wasn't the best sale and it definitely wasn't the worst. 

This card features the Honey Suckle Memory Box die cut.  The sentiment says "TLC to you from me. 

The embossing folder and ribbon is from my stash.   I took some white pearls and colored them with a Copic marker to make them blue. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Something for You

Here's a card I did the other day. 

I stamped Something for You Tilda and colored her with Copics and then cut her out. 

The sentiment is from Flourishes.  I also used two Memory Box Snowflake corner dies on this card.  

I'm trying to finish up a few extra cards before the craft show later today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kansas City, KS.  Today's hours are from 3 to 7.  Nothing like last minute creativity!  

Take care and God bless! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hello everyone! 

Where has November gone?  I can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving already.  I've been doing craft shows.  I have another this weekend at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. 

At the last craft show my cousin, Gai, was my best customer.   She called me earlier this week and is claiming she will be my best customer this weekend too.  She had a request for some Thinking of You type cards.  She has a step brother who is under going treatments for prostrate cancer.  I wanted to make a special card for her to send.  So it was down to the bookcase that houses my Magnolia stamps.  I found this sweet image called Cuddly Siblings.  It is from the Sweet Crazy Love collection. 

I've used some DP from Echo Park.  The sentiment in front says "Sending a Hug" and inside it says "because you can never have too many".  It was stamped with Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black dye ink pad.  It was colored with Copics.  I've also sprinkled some very fine white glitter on the ruffles of Tilda's skirt.  The glitter is from PK Glitter. 

If you're in the KC area, the show at the church is from 3 to 7 on Saturday and 10 to 7 on Sunday.  I'll be there with lots of cards. 

Take care and God bless!