Friday, June 2, 2017

Just A Note - Notepad

I have something different to share with you today.  I created a little notepad with a pad I bought at the store.  I covered the front and back covers with card stock and added some dies for embellishments.
First off I stamped Stampingbella's "Edna Loves the Ocean" which can be found at the 7 Kids Crafting and Supply Store.  I simply love the Edna Collection.

I colored her up with my copic markers in various colors.

I die cut several different ocean related items with some dies in my stash and colored them with my copics.

The sentiment "Just A Note"  is from Mama Elephant.

I made this notepad for a cousin who lives in Hilton Head, SC.  There is a lighthouse on the island that is red and white, hence the reason why I colored this one with red strips. I thought this little notepad would come in handy and bring a smile to her face every time she uses it.

The "For You" sentiment is from Impression Obsession.

I hope you enjoy the notepad and thanks so much for stopping by.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

CC Designs Garden Nancy Birthday Card

I started out by stamping Garden Nancy from CC Designs onto Neenah Solar White CS and colored her up with my Copic markers.  Various colors.

 After coloring the image I used a Stitched Oval die to cut her out, with foam tape, I mounted the image onto a Sizzix scallop oval die.  I also cut 2 other ovals dies from pattern paper.  I cut a watering can from an Impression Obsession die and some flowers from various flower dies.

The butterfly die is an unknown die from my stash.

Here is a closer look at the image.  Isn't she cute?

I added a bow that I made with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool and added some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Added a sentiment on the front and inside to finish it all up.  

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Team Birthday Card #4

Here is another Co-worker's Birthday card for 2017.   

First I printed this cute little ballerina onto Neenah Solar White card stock. The image is Abi Ballerina  from All Dressed Up.  Isn't she adorable.

I colored her with my copic markers:

  • Around image I used N0 & N1
  • Skin - E21, E00, E000 and E0000
  • Cheeks - R11 & R12
  • Eyes - G20
  • Hair E40, E42, E43, E44 and E47
  • Purples - BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV01 & BV02

Then I started building the card.  I cut the image with a stitched square die, then cut a card base 10x5" and scored it at 5".  I cut a piece of white card stock at 4 7/8" square, inked up a background stamp from Impression Obsession with Versa Mark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder from Brutus Monroe.  Zapped with with my heat gun and then blended some Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet and Worn Lipstick.  I love this technique.  I placed the inked layer onto a 5x5 pink piece of card stock which I placed onto the card base.

I added a piece of ribbon around the end of the main image, which I backed with foam tape.  I placed this on top of the blended piece and last but not least I made the cute little bow using a Craft-Dee Bowz bow maker, put some Nuvo Crystal drops on the card and called it done.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you like this cute little card.  The recipient Emma really did.

Stayed tuned because I will have more cards to share with you guys in the near future.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Gary's Birthday Card

I have a CAS to share.  I created this card for my hubby's birthday.   I love how it turned out and it was so simple.

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks and blended them onto a piece of Strathmore card stock. Oh my these inks blend like butter.  They are absolutely wonderful.

Then I used a retired MFT Dienamics die to cut the feathers.  Mounted them onto another piece of card stock and created my base with a piece of black card stock.  Sentiment comes from Reverse Confetti.

I hope you like it.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Welcome Spring

Hello, I have a card to share with you today.  It is called Welcome Spring.  The image is a digital from Mo's Digital Pencil.

To start out, I printed the  image onto Neenah Solar White paper.  Then I colored her up with my Copic Markers.

Colors I used were:
Skin - E00, E93, V12 & R20
Hair - E42, E43, E44, & E47
Bottoms - RV25, RV23 & RV21
Daffodil - YR24, Y19, Y17, Y15 & Y11, YG21, YG25 & Y04
Wings - BV0000, BV000, BV00, RV23, & RV21


This digital image came with the Welcome Spring sentiment and the William Wordsworth poem.  Patterned papers came from my stash. Dies used were rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn and also from Cottage Cutz.. 

Thanks for stopping by.


I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations #340 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #120 - Anything Goes
Bronte & Bella's Challenge #274 - Always Anything Goes 
Creative Moments #116 - Anything Goes/Optional Twist Spring
7 Kids Challenge Blog #7 - Anything Goes

Sunday, March 26, 2017



This is Whimsy Stamps -  Lullaby.  I started by stamping her with Momento - Tuxedo Black Ink on Xpress blending card.

Then I colored her with my Copic Markers

Outlined Image - B0000 & BG70
Skin - E000, 00, 04, 11, 21,  93 & R11
Hair - E11, 13, 15 & 18
Scarf - V12, 15, 17
Bird, tree limb - E47, 70, 71, 74
Wings - B0000, V12 & BG70

Various flowers are Wild Orchid Craft from .7 Kids Crafting Supply Store.

Dies, Friend is from Mama Elephant, Butterfly is from Cottage Cutz, Bird Cage - Unknown, papers and ribbon  are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering my card in the following challenges.

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes

Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge - B is for

Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes

Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Love You to Bits

I have another Mo Manning image again today and my very first try with a Z Fold card.  This is Love You to Bits from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I love this image, okay so I love all her images who doesn't, right.

Copics used are:
Outline the image with N2, 1 & 0
Skin:  E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21, R11 & 12
Lips:  E04 & R20
Hair:  E13, 51,55,& 57
Dress & Stockings:  B0000, 000, 01 & 02
Boots:  B99, 97, 95, 93 & 91
Heart:  R39, RV25, 23 & 21

Pattern paper is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Clean and Simple

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Moo Mania & More - In Triplicate

The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, March 20, 2017

God Bless America

When I seen this adorable little girl sitting and waiting for a parade, I thought of all the parades I attended as a young girl, and all the Memorial Day Parades I sat and waited to see my kids parade down the street with the high school marching band. My mind started thinking about how I could use a lot of patriotic papers, and the letters for our country. So without further ado here is "Waiting for the Parade" by Maurie J. Manning of Mo's Digital Pencil.

I printed the image out onto Neenah Solar White Card Stock, then I colored it with my Copic markers, giving her a sidewalk curb to sit on.  Then I cut my card stock and pattern papers (from Our Dailey Bread) to create an easel card.

The flowers are paper flowers that I had in my stash.  The stars are cut from MFT's Die-namics Stitched Stars Stacks which I distressed with some blue ink.

I cut the U S A with my Brother Scan N Cut 350, first layer from a solid blue and the top layer from a piece of the pattern paper.

I layered the card with several different layers of papers, cheese cloth and other embellishments.

I adhered a piece of lace on the inside of the card with the sentiment "God Bless America" from Impression Obsession with foam mounting tape and that was it.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Crafty-Girl-Creations -Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Simply Paper Crafts for All Occasions - Anything Goes

Bronte & Bella's Challenge - Anything Goes

7 Kids Crafting Supply Store Challenge - Anything Goes

Easter Blessings

I started out stamping my image on Xpress-it blending card, using this cute Whipper Snapper stamp called "Bunny Trio" in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

Then I colored the image with my Copic Markers. 
The outer part of  the image was colored B00, B000, B0000 & BG70
Bunny - W0, W1, & W3
Inside his ears and nose was R11, R12 & R20
Ground - YG61, G20 & G40

Eggs - R35, RV21, RV23, RV25, G02, G05, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, R22, R21, R20, B02, B01, B00, Y11, Y15

Sentiment is "Easter Blessings" from Verses Stamp Company

The colored image and the other 3 circles were cut with the Cottage Cutz Stackable Circle Dies.  Paper - white card stock and various pattern papers from my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

I am entering this card into this challenge:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Big Shoes

This is the third Team Birthday card.  I really enjoy making the birthday cards for our team members.  I think they enjoy getting them, but I think I enjoy making them even more.

It is again another Mo's Digital Pencil.  Such a cute image.  I remember as a little girl walking around in my mother's high heal shoes.

So here is Big Shoes by Maurie J. Manning.

Stamps:  Digi from Mo's Digial Pencil - Big Shoes
Paper/Card Stock:  White Card Stock and distressed and embossed Happy Birthday Panel
Ink: Tuxedo Black from Momento
Dies Used:  MFT's   - Scalopped Border, Button and twine from my stash.
Accessories:  Copic Markers - various colors and dimensional foam

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tall Cake

Second Team Birthday Card for 2017.  The recipient of this card loves to bake and brings us goodies quite often.  Another digital from Mo's Digital Pencil.  This is Tall Cake.  I love Mo's digis.

Stamps:  Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper/Card StockWhite Card Stock and Various Pattern Papers
Ink: Tuxedo Black from Momento
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle and Cottage Cutz Oval Dies
Accessories:  SequinsCopic Markers - various colors and dimensional foam tape

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bella Carrying Cake

For our team members at work I make all of the Birthday cards.  This is the first one for the year. Image is Bella Carrying Cake from Mo's Digital Pencil, colored up with my Copics.

Stamps:  Digi from Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper/Card Stock
White Card Stock and Various Pattern Papers
Ink: Tuxedo Black from Momento
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle and My Favorite Things - Happy Birthday to You
Accessories:  Copic Markers - various colors and 
dimensional foam