Monday, November 14, 2011

CDACPC6- Polar Bear

Here's my 3rd entry for this round of the CDAC  progressive challenge. This little guy is from Designed 2 Delight. I love this bear, I mean how cute is he? Part of the challenge was to snow two cards up, so this is the 2nd. of my snow cards. I used Aleene's Glitter Snow on the icicles and under the bear. Then, because I had already added Viva Pearl Pen to the snow drops around the bear, I decided to paint over my snow with Yasutomo pearl paint to tie them all together. Love how it turned out! I'm tellin' you this Christmas card making brings out the best in us card crafters! Today is my B-Day and a friend and I are going to the big city of Eau Claire, WI. to have a bite to eat and then go out to
 Picture This for a Copics class. For me this is the ultimate in Birthday fun! I am offically a Senior citizin today. AARP would tell you it's a good thing but I think I'll let the jury stay out a while longer on that one, LOL!
I added this close-up so you can see the snow better in case you'd like to try this technique. It's very pretty on the actual card. My photo taking ahhhhhh....................not so much!
Here's the elements I used on this card.
Stamps- Polar Bear by Designed 2 Delight, sentiment by Outlines Stamps
Paper- solid CS from my stash, DP from DCWV's Homemade Christmas stack
Dies- Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, icicle LR0135, flourish LR0116 by Marianne Creatables and Tropical Flourish B127 by  Cheery Lynn Designs
Ribbon, brad, pearls,  & Candi's, all from my stash
Copics used- R27, R24, YG63, YG61, C1, & C5
Hope you enjoyed this card and Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

CDACPC6- Cabin

Here's my 2nd. entry for the CDAC challenge I'm not sure if this cabin is supposed to be in the winter time of just out in a field, so I chose to make my winter and add some snow here and there. This digital image is from Ginger Loft. One of the many Artist's who donate their art so CDAC can keep these wonderful challenges going. Park of the challenge this time was to try & make two of the projects with snow. I have this one and one more to add to my blog tonight or tomorrow morning. This one has Liquid Applique' with glitter added to it when it was wet and then heat setting it. It doesn't show very well in the photo, but it makes the snow sparkle and soooooo pretty!!

Here's the elements used in this card.
Stamps- Cabin by Ginger Loft, sentiment is Holiday Ticket by Raindrop Echo over at Whimsy Stamps
Paper- DP is by Moxxie called Through the Woods and the solid CS is from my stash (everybody has one)
Dies- tree by Marianne Design, LR0136. I think this link is in Dutch, but you can look at what she has to offer. Creative Hdieaway in Medford carrys this product.
Stickles- Lime Green & Star Dust
Sheer ribbon, jewelry finding, pearl brad, snowflake ribbon, all from my stash.
Copics used- C1, C5, B0000, YG61, YG67, E17, E19
Hope you enjoyed this card.
Hope you

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Here's my first entry for the 6th and final round of this progressive challenge over at CDAC. They will continue on starting with round 7 but it will be a new challenge, and I'm assuming a new prize. I am so late getting my cards done this time around, but I can squeak in three I think. Then I think I'm done with challenges until after Christmas. I am having Thanksgiving here at my house and need to get ready for it and  get out all my Christmas pretties and get ready for Santa.
I love this pretty image of candles from Daisy Doodles. I did see on this web-site that it is preferred to leave the copyright symbol somewhere that can be seen. I neglected to read this before I desecrated the image by cutting it out. Sorry to the Artist :-( .I wanted to pop up the candles to make them the focal point of my card, so for the boo boo I am to be flogged I guess. LOL
 I love how this card turned out. Traditional colors, beautiful image, lots of glitter, sparkly braid, shiny rhinestones, I mean what more could you ask for? :-)

Here's the elements I used in this card.
Stamps- Digital Candles by Daisy Doodles, sentiment from the Crissy Armstrong "Peace on Earth" set at Whimsy Stamps
Paper- White, kraft, and card base from my stash, DP from DCWV "Holiday Collection" Christmas stack
Spellbinders- Fancy Tags Two
Ribbon, rhinestones, & fancy corner stick on, are from my stash
Stickles- Gold, Silver, Tiara, and Lime green
Holly leaves, G28, 21
Berries, R89, 29, 24
Candle flames, R24, YR07, Y17, Y13
Shading on candles, W1
Hope you've enjoyed this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

CDACPC5- Girl with Gingerboys

Here's my 3rd entry at the CDAC progressive challenge #5.
I love this little girly image. She looks like one of those wooden ornaments made in the Scandanavian countries. I had so much fun coloring her. I'm finished the blue challenge requirements and now it's back to Christmas for me. YAY!!!! I'm just lovin' Christmas cards.
I told my friend this morning that I have a new plan for card making. I'm going to try my best to make TWO of each card I start. That way I'll be way far ahead the closer it gets to Christmas. That's the plan anyway, and of course we all know how the best laid plans of mice and men go, now don't we.
I love the traditional colors of Christmas, reds and greens, they really are my favorite, but I do have some out of the box colored images that will be coming in the next few weeks.
I guess I'll just jump right in and start listing the elements of this card.

Stamps- Girl with Gingerboys from SSBS Design, sentiment from Winter Letter Seals by Whimsy Stamps
Ink- Memories Cherry Red
Paper- DCWV stacks, Holiday Collection and Homemade Christmas, ivory & green from my stash
Dies- Spellbinders Beaded Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Create a Flake One, Layered Poinsettia, & Marianne die LR0116, little flowers are a punch from EK Success.
Embellishments- ribbon, pearls, coursage pin and beads from my stash, Candi dots, Diamond Stickles, Liquid Applique' for frosting, red nailheads.
Copics used to color girl-
Skin- E000, 00, R20
Hair- E50, 53
Basket- E31, 33, 35, 37
Ginger Boys- E15, 17, R27
Shoes- 100 (blk), C3, C5
Reds- R29, 27, 24, 22
Greens- YG67, 63, 61, G20, & a touch of G28
I think I've covered it all, so have a great day & thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

CDACPC5- Turkey

Here's my 2nd. entry for the progressive challenge#5 over at CDAC. As I promised, here is my blue turkey. The theme was the cool side of the color wheel, so it was think outside the box this time. I think he turned out so cute. The sentiment is computer generated, so in other words, I made it up!
There are no to awfully many elements of this card so it will be pretty easy to describe it.
The image is from Sew Many Cards.
Papers are from a Sizzix mat stack I got on sale somewhere and cardstock from my stash.
I used Spellbinders, Fancy Tags Two, Floral Flourishes, & Labels Eighteen.
Flowers, pearls, ribbon, & rhinestones are from my stash.
I used some Waterfall Stickles on the flourishes.
I'm including a closeup of the Turkey as I want to show you the little cluster of dots in the background. I made those with my Viva Pearl Pen in Ice White. To be honest, I CASE (copyed and shared with everyone) this from another blog I follow, Bev Rochester's All the things I love. This woman's work is absolutely devine! I aspire someday to be as good at cardmaking as her!
I colored The Turkey with Copics, of course :-)
Hat Beak and shoes are a combo of 100 (blk) C7, C5,& C3
The body is B18, 12 & 00
The tail is B05, 02, & 0000
The ground under the Turkey is E30
Well thats about all for today folks. So I hope you enjoyed this little fellow, and thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

CDACPC5- Angel Bear

Here's my first post for the CDAC progressive challenge #5. I've been so swamped getting my order done and shipped I haven't had a minute to work with these cute images we received this round. I only have until the 30th, so i better get hoppin'. The challenge this time was to use the cool side of the color wheel. this one was pretty easy, but my next card to post is verrrrrry different. Have you ever seen a "blue" turkey? Well you're gonna, next post!!
I am in such a Christmas mode, I really don't want to make anything other than Christmas cards. It's not even Halloween yet. What the heck is the matter with me???? LOL. I've been looking over my pictures lately and I'm not too happy about what I see. It seems I mentioned a new camera a long time ago when I first started this blog. Do you think Santa would bring me one if I put it on my list? I think I've been nice enough this year to have earned it.  Well now, if that statement wasn't being all full of oneself, I don't know what is. :-)

The recipe for this card is as follows:
Stamp- Angel Teddy from Just some lines at, Holiday Season Tickets from Whimsey.
Paper- Cloud 9 Wild Indigo (it's very yummy)
Spellbinders- Layered Poinsettia, Labels Six
Marianne Die- LR116
M.S.- Lace ribbon
Ice Sticles Silver Ice, on cloud, and M.S. glass micro beads on wings
Button, silver cord, rhinestones and jewelry spacers are from my stash. HINT: I smash the jewelry spacers flat with a little hammer to use as backing for beads, pearls, etc.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Friday, October 14, 2011

CDACPC4- Baily in Witch Hat

Here's my 4th. and last entry for this round over at CDAC as the deadline is today. This cute little fellow is called "Baily in Witch Hat" and he is so cute. He looks as if he ate too much candy and his tummy aches, LOL. I mean look at those eyes! he come from Sew Many Cards store. You should check it out. Cute, cute, cute images. The Artists donate these wonderful digital stamps for all of us card makers out there who participate in the challenges. My hats off to them! Thank you so very much.
Here's the elements I used in this card (and there's a lot of them)
Paper- K & Co. and CS from my stash
Stamps- Baily in Witches Hat & sentiment computer generated
Spellbinders- Fancy Tags Two, Labels Eighteen, & Labels Fourteen
Punch- MS Drippy Goo
Embellies- Lollipops cut from paper & glossed up with glossy accents, candies in pumpkin were glossed also, Candi orange dots, ribbon from my stash

Hat- 100Blk., C7, C5, C3, BV00, 02, 04, YG03, 06
Bear- E50, 53, E31, 33, 35, R20, 30, W1 shading around Bear
Pumpkin- C7, C5, Y17, YR04, 07 (these are pretty much my go to colors for pumpkins)
Candy- A combination of the bright colors used above and R24 on the mints
Thanks for stopping by today for this little treat & no tricks :-)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

CDACPC4- Scaredy Cat

Here's my 3rd. entry for the CDAC challenge. The image is from Designed2Delight and it's called Scaredy Cat. I'm struggling with this challenge, getting things done that is. I have a commishoned order to fill and I'm on a time line and since my craft table looks like a tornado hit it, and I'm hopping back and forth between challenge and order, and all the little everyday stuff in between, it's pretty chaotic at my place, LOL.
What? Christmas is in 73 days???? You're kidding, right????
And we have to fit Halloween and Thanksgiving in between???? Oh Lord help me!!!!!!
Hope all you out there in blog land are faring better than I. :-)
Anyway here's the elements I used on this card.
Paper- K & Company & CS from my stash
Stamps- Designed2Delight Scaredy Cat sentiment from $1.00 bin at Michaels
Punches- MS Spiderweb border & Branch (tiny greens behind flowers), small web and spider were cut on my Cricut (Paper Doll cart.)
Flowers were made by hand, rhinestones from Walmart (yes they have a dollar bin now :-) & Black Diamond Stickles.
Copics to color image.
Thanks for stopping in today. I'll be back tonight or tomorrow morning to post my last card for this round of the challenge.

Monday, October 10, 2011

CDACPC4- Dragonlets and Me

Here's my 2nd entry for the CDAC progressive challenge. Dragonlets and Me is very Mystical indeed! This image is from Delicious Doodles. I went to Teri's store and I am amazed at the beautiful images I found there. I looked in the Fairy category and I fell head over heels I tell ya!!! Fairies are my favorite thing ever, and this little honey's sisters in the store are to die for!! I'll be shopping 'til I drop for sure. I have seen some wonderful artwork since I joined CDAC and I highly recommend it. There are tons of challenges, tutorials, freebies and more!! You should check it out, you won't be sorry.
The theme for this challenge is Halloween or Mystical, well I tried. I just couldn't bring myself to make this beautiful bit of magic into a Halloween card. So my imagination ran amok and "Have a Magical, Mystical Holiday" was born. I think I'm close enough to pass this time, :-)
The recipe as best as I remember is listed below.

Paper- DCWV Mademoiselle, K& Co. Classic K & Susan Winget designer mat pad, Ivory CS.
Spellbinders- Create a Flake One, twisted Metal Tags & Accents, Fancy Tags Two.
Ribbon, rhinestones & vintage gold medallion are from my stash.
Star Dust Stickles & Twinklets Diamond Dust
Sentiment is computer generated
Copics- Face & skin, E00, 01, R20, RV11
Outfit & wings- BG18, 15, 11, 10, & B0000
Dragonlets- YG06, & 01
How you enjoy this card as much as I enjoyed making it.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

CDACPC4- Frankie- Stien

Here's my first entry for this CDAC Progressive Challenge round # 4. He's called Frankie-Stien, from Bonibleaux Designs, and he's very cute in a creepy, scary, halloweeny kind of way, but that's what Halloween is all about, right? They have a sale going on right now, digital Fall Images 50% off, YAY!! I did a 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 card this time, which is unusual for me as I usually end up with a 5 X 7. I very rarely do an A2 any more. I can't seem to get all my pretties on them. Hee, Hee. Just my style I guess, I LOVE to add lots of goodies to look at.
I swore I wasn't going to buy any more Copics, just use what I have, but now I see after doing this card, my greens are lacking something. I'm thinking I need some primary greens, if there is such a thing, you know, like Christmas tree greens. Hmmmm, have to get out the 'ol Copics color wheel and think on that one for a while.
I have lots of stuff going on on this card.......AGAIN! LOL, so I'll try to get it all in here. It seems when I creating, I don't want to stop long enough to write down what I use, so then I have to study the finished product to remember. Maybe I should think about a tape recorder to speak into and then play it back to myself. Well now if that doesn't sound like a statement from a dedicated, mad scientist paper crafter, I don't know what does! 
Paper- Old K&Company  double sided DP from my stash, white & olive & orange cardstock
Embellies- MS small bat punch, spider cut from my Cricut (Paper Doll cartridge), red rhinestones for eyes & covered with Glossy Accents. Small spotted orange circles are Candi. Lavender Stickles, grosgrain ribbon from my stash. And last but not least, Spellbinder curly flourish is from the fanciful Holiday set.
Hope I didn't forget anything. Have a great day & thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, September 30, 2011

CDACPC3-No one can fill your shoes

Here's my 5th entry for the CDACPC challenge. This didgi stamp is from Lia Stamps. I did try to link up for this gal, but I received a message stating her blog couldn't be found. I could possibly not have had the right address though. I'm sure if you wanted to see her product you could go to the CDAC website and find her.
I can't believe I actually got all five images done this time. My house is a total disaster though, LOL. My Mom used to say housework is nover done, I think I've carried that statement to the extreme this week. Yikes!!
Once again the "Fall" theme seemed to elude me, but I managed to sneak a little bit of it in there. Do you think I have a fobia about Fall? maybe it's because I know winter is right around the corner and here in Wisconsin that usually means bitter cold and tons of snow! Let's not talk about that anymore and move on to the elements of this card, much more fun!
Stamps- Lia Stamps digi Lady in coat, Impression Obcession sentiment, Gina K Retro Boutique(shoes), Recollections Leaves.
Dies- Spellbinders Deckled Mega Rectangles, & Fancy Tags Two
Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Antique Linen
Paper- K&Company Mat Stack, my stash
Ribbon, Rhinestones and Diamond Stickles from my stash
Thanks so much for stopping by today, leave a comment if you'd like. And I wish to thank all the designers and staff of CDAC for this wonderful and fun challenge. See you next time!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here's my 4th entry for the CDACPC Challenge. I couldn't seem to find a name for this little guy, so for my design I have named him, Watson. It just seemed to fit somehow, LOL. He's from Nicecrane Designs.
This image sort of looks, Tim Holtz-esk, to me. The theme for this challenge was Fall, but I struggled with this card to make it look like Fall. I think it is definitely a 'Man Card" as we have come to call them. :-) I scooted by on the seat of my pants by adding the little maple leaves to get the "Fall" part in there!
I used quite a few elements on this card so I hope I get the all listed in the recipe.
Here goes,
Papers are from Graphic 45 Proper Gentleman, Core'dinations Core Impressions Jenni Bowlin Collection ( love how the buttons match his little coat), DCWV Tattered Time and some green from my stash.
Duck from Nicecrane, Ticket stamp & cutting die from Whimsy, the sentiment is computer generated. Medallion is from Spellbinders Fleur de Lis & around Watson is the Deckled Retangles Large, and the brad is Bo Bunny. I believe the Maple leaf is from a whole set of different leaves from Recollections. it's fairly new and I got the set at Michaels, with a coupon of course!
Watson is colored with Copics:
Feet & bill- YR04, Y21
Head, tail, & legs- C1 (just a little to shade & define)
Top of coat, shirt & buttons- E40, 43
Coat & hat- YG61, 63 &G20
Riding crop- E57
Ground under feet & around edge, E31 ( my fave for this)
I stamped over Watson with a crackle background stamp and shaded around the edge with Distress Ink Antique Linen.
Lets see is that everything? Nope! I forgot I punched the edge of the green trim piece with EK Success Fluer de Lis border punch.
Whew!!!! I think I've gotten it all now.
Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions about anything I post you can email me at-

Monday, September 26, 2011

CDACPC3-Fall Elf

Here's another card for the CDACPC3 challenge. By George, I think I just may get them all done this time! This image is from Gurukitty Designs. You may want to check out this gals site as I see she has some Copic Tutorials. I'm going to look it over when I get done posting this card.
 This image is called an Elf, but she looked like a Fairy to me, with those pointy ears and all!  I think she is so pretty
Here's the recipe for this card.
Stamps-Digital Oak leaf Elf by Gurukitty, Birthday Postage Stamp Sentiments from Whimsy Stamps (they also have a die to match this stamp!)
Paper, ribbon and rhinestones from my stash
Glitter- Orange peel, & Diamond Stickles
Ink- Distress Antique Linen
Skin- E000, E00
Lips & Cheeks- RV11, R20
Leaves-YG06, YR04, 07, &Y17
That's all for now gang, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

CDACPC3- Sunflower & Swallowtail

Hello folks. Another card for the CDAC progressive challenge. This image is from Just Ink Lined called Sunflower & Swallowtail. I just adore it! My love of Sunflowers was totally satisfied with this image.
I colored this image with my Copic markers. Not sure how I ever lived without them, LOL.
Sunflower-Y13, 21, 17, &YR04
Leaves- YG61, 63, & 67, my faves for greens
Butterfly- C5, C7, B93, 100, & E50 & Glossy Accents, and just a tiny touch of Waterfall Stickles
Shading around image- B0000
Papers, ribbon, braid, & charm were from my stash
Dies- Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg., Scalloped Circles, & a Marrianne Flourish
I used a MS border punch for the green banner on top, cutting a 2 inch strip of paper and punching it on both sides to make it scalloped on both edges to sort of match the braid. I do this alot with the border side of my Punch Around the Page sets. You get duel purpose from them, a new look that way, and it's fun too!

Here's a close up and you can see the Glossy Accents and how it makes the butterfly pop! Thanks so much for visiting today, and many thanks to those of you who leave comments.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Hello everyone here's a card called Apple Bowl from Glitterbabes. It's part of the third round of digital stamps I received in the CDAC progressive challenge I am in. The Grand Prize is 12 Copic markers. Yay!!!!
I decided to do an easel card for this image. I wanted enough of this cute paper to show after I got through with embellishments. I bought the paper at Picture This in Eau Claire and designed my colors to match it. Notice that I added Ranger Glossy Accents to my apples to make them sparkle! Here's the recipe for this card.
Stamp: Apple Bowl by Glitterbabes, sentiment maybe Inkadinkado?
Paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Favorite Teacher
Dies: Spellbinders Classic Circles, Beaded Circles, Sizzix Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes
Coloring:  Copics
Apples, R20, 24, 29, &59
Bowl, BG10, 11, 15, &18
Embellishments: Petaloo flowers, brads from my stash, bakers twine.

Hope you enjoyed this card and take notice, not one speck of glitter!!! LOL
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

If the broom fits.....

Here's my second card I was supposed to post yesterday, a day late and a dollar short, to coin an old cleshe'.
Believe it or not, there isn't one stroke of Copics on this card!!! What a switch for me. The stamp inspired this card. I just loved it. "If the broom it"  How funny is that? The glittery background paper is a scrap I found left over from last year and the Wicked Witch is from the Graphic 45 6X6 called, The Magic of Oz. Love it, Love it, Love it!!! Graphic 45 rocks! I have several of their 6X6's and each one is stunning.
The tag and flourishes are from a new Spellbinders set called Twisted Metal Tags & Accents. The spider webs are a MS punch, love it too! The black roses are hand made and the little orange accent flowers are the MS hydrangea punches. And of course what would a Halloween card be with Drippy Goo! I stamped the tag with a cracked background stamp and then shaded it with some Color Box creamy brown chalk ink. A few rhinestones here & there, some orange Stickles, shiny green leaves, some Glossy Accents on the Witches clock and shoes, and done!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Happy Haunting

I know it's a little early for Halloween, but I was so inspired by all the fun stuff out in the stores I just had to give in and make a couple Spookies!!! I'll post this one today & another tomorrow. This card was done with a technique we learned at card group last week. I love the look of the cut up & shaded edges when you put them all back together. Thanks Sue!!!

The recipe for this card is fairly easy, not a ton of elements as I usually have on my cards, but believe it or not, I actually liked the way this turned out.
The designer paper is Martha Stewart Mat Pad for Halloween. The solid color papers are from my stash.
Stamps: Stampendous, Pumpkin Fence, Inkadinkado, sentiment
Copic Markers: Pumpkin, Y17, YR04, 07 & C7 inside cut out face
Stems & vine: YG61, 63
Fence: C5, &7
Shading under Pumpkins: W3, &5
Shading done with Colorbox Chalk ink, Charcoal
Martha Stewart, mouse and bat punches
EK Success, Fleur de Lis border
Spellbinder, Fancy Tags Two
Sizzix, Fancy corners die
A few orange Rhinestones, and finite!!!
Thanks for stopping by today and if you have questions leave a comment & I'll do my best to answer.
Hugs, Maureen

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CDAC Challenge #2

I am posting two cards today for the second round of CDAC challenges. The theme is Back to School. This was REALLY a challenge for me as it has been decades since I had to send someone back to school! You can still buy in to this challenge for $1.00 if you so choose. There are six challenges total and you get free digital stamps and you must complete at least one project and post it to your blog, or to theirr gallery. It's not necessary to have a blog to enter. All the rules are on the CDAC site. It's fun!!! Challenge yourselves, I did.
My first card is a little bookworm, so cute he is. He is from Jen's digi stamps.  Check her out!
I colored him with Copics, of course, embellished with some eyelets and some cool little things that look like brads but aren't.
I got them at Picture This in Eau Claire,ummmmmmm, dreamy shop!
I stamped a few numbers on my MS punch around the page Double Loops background, it needed a little something.
I doubled up the looped squares and off set them to tie in the yellow on the book. Primary colors just seemed to fit this little guy. I'm loving this Bakers twine stuff. This is the last of my red & white so I'll be picking more of it for sure.

My second card is this cute little girl from Stamp-n-Doodle.
They're on vacation until after Sept. 12th if you want to visit their site. I wanted her to look super girly so I did my card up in pink and soft blue. I love the way it turned out.

Colored with Copics also. It's pretty much the way I do most everything now. I am in love with these markers. I swore I was never going to get started buying them because of the expensee, but now that I have them I wouldn't give them up. I'm still learning to use them, but the more I practice, the better things are turning out.  I used Spellbinders Mega Deckled Rectangles small, and a Marianne die for the flourishes. The letters on the left are computer generated and I cut them out by hand and matted them on the same corrugated paper as is behind my little girl image. The letters are on a strip made with MS punch Doily Lace Trim, so pretty I think. Hope you've enjoyed my cards and check out CDAC if you can. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Kindness & Love

I gave myself a guilt trip today so I finished another card for the CDAC challenge. I feel much better about it now that I've posted another card. :-)
This image is called Fan. I think it's really pretty, sort of Victorian looking. The paper is from the same collection as the last post, Websters Pages. I colored the fan with Copic Markers. V000, V12, V15, &YG63. I added some Ranger Glossy Accents here and there to add some texture and popped it up also. The Stamp stamp (hee hee) is from Whimsy Stamps. I bought two of these sets and the die to cut them out as well. The Flowers are Prima Caboodles, Ribbon & rhinestones are from my stash. The butterfly is a die from CC Designs over at All That Scraps. The Flourishes are a Marianne Die and I added Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter with glue. The border on the striped paper is a Martha as well. I believe it is Victorian Lace punch around the page set. I just got it at Joann's, love the 40% off coupons!
Here's a close up of the Fan.
You can click on it and zoom in to see the shiny areas from the Glossy Accents.
Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm a little teapot

Here's a card I made for a digital challenge over at CDAC. And for some strange reason this morning I can't seem to get the "Link" option to work. What the heck is that all about I wonder?
Anyway this is the last day to add my card to the challenge and to tell you the truth, I haven't a clue as to where the time went. This is a progessive challenge and in order to compete you must post at least one for the free digital stamps offered. Yes, I did say free, and yes they are beautiful! I had great expectations for myself to complete all six images, well we all know how that can turn out.
I love this image so I started with it.
I just thought this paper was perfect with the image, so away I went with it! The paper is from Webster's Pages, a collection combo pack called, Hollywood Vogue & WonderFALL. So pretty & feminine. Notice the printed teapots and cup, how cool is that? I colored the teapot with my Copics. Fushias with R81, 83, 85, leaves with G20, YG61, 63, 67, and background of pot with E40 & E42. I glued the teapot to olive CS and then cut around it with scissors to give it a little dimention. I also popped it up with foam dots. The roses are hand made, which I love to do, Martha Stewart leaf punches, olive sheer ribbon and a cute little teapot charm from Whimsy Stamps, whom I might add has lovely charms and reasonable too. Some pretty irridesant jewels from Michaels, a little Thistle & Lime green Stickles, and done!!! Hope you enjoy & feel free to leave a comment, I do so love them! Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

With love

Here's a card I've entered in a challenge here. It is a challenge to use at least two punches, and you must have yellow on the card. I had a tough time finding two punches that I thought were decorative enough to go with my fairy. But good 'ol Martha Stewart came through for me! I seem to be leaning more toward Spellbinders lately than punches...... well I did say seems :-)
This is a Crafters Companion stamp from the Fairyoplis line, which includes the sentiment. Love these stamps! The flowers are a combination of hand made roses and Prima flowers as well. The pretty little swirls under the flowers are Spellbinder "Floral Flourishes".
I colored this image a few weeks ago, so I can't remember which colors I used, but I did use my Copic markers.
The shading on the Fairy and sentiment is done with Ranger distressed ink, Spiced Marmalade.
Hope you enjoy this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A little birdie........

Well maybe not so little, the birdie that is. This image was so darn cute I just couldn't resist buying it. It's from Whimsy Stamps and is a Meljen (Melissa Jensen) digital design. I love her work, it's so whimsical, LOL. Melissa also has a Monday Freebie every single week on her blog.
I have a friend whose mommy LOVED these birds. I thought of her a lot while I was coloring this. What a sweet dear little lady she was. Aren't we lucky to be able to bring up our memories to make us happy whenever we choose?
This card was a simple design and didn't take too many items to complete. Everyone knows I struggle with simple design, but I think I did pretty well on this one.
I have a tendency to dress it up, or maybe sometimes over dress my cards. In my minds crazy eye, I think I just need to tweak it a bit, and then that leads to another tweak, then another, and so on.
Must be that slight OCD thing. :-)
Oh I almost forgot to tell you, I was opening my old dictionary to get sheets to make the flower on the bottom left and it just opened to the "F" Flamingo page. How ironic is that? Well I just couldn't pass it up, so I incorporated it into my card. How cute is that? Here's a close-up of my birdie and flower.

Here's the recipe for this card, and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp: Meljen's Pinky Flamingo
Paper: K&Company tag, Sizzix mat pad, and from my stash
Punches: MS branch, MS retro fan punch around the page, MS doily lace trim
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Rose Creations
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Mountain Rose
Copics used for coloring Flamingo:
Legs & Beak, E40, E42, C7 & 100
Cheeks, RV11
Body, R30, R32
Sand under feet, E31
Ribbon and bling from my stash
Have Fun!!!!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Bear

Hi everyone. I've been away for quite some time and I apologize for that. I hope to be able to get back into the swing of things now that Lublin Days and Park prep are winding down. I'm finding out I REALLY don't like demands on my time now that I am my own boss, so to speak, LOL.
This is a card I made using a new stamp I purchesed from Stampin n Scrapin Fun in Marshfield. Jean Fischer has a lovely little store in Penny Court. She is moving though, across the street and down about a block. She will have tons more space and room for a bonefied classroom, yay Jean!!!
I purchased this stamp & a Donna Salazar Nestibility last week and just had to work something up. :-)
Hint: If you're using nesties and want a mat behing the image you cut, pencil around the outside edge of the die and hand cut in a contrasting color, instant mat!!!!!
I hope you enjoy it and thanks for stopping by.
The recipe for this card is as follows:
Stamp: 2106cm-J baby Bear by Stacy Stamps, sentimament is compuer generated
Carstock: from my stash
Nestibilities & Cuttlebug folder: Labels 11, Donna Salazar Rose Creations, Nested Lacey Pennants, folder Fleur De Lis
Ribbon and embellies: from my stash also
Flowers: Large center rose, Donna Salazar Nestie, small flowers created from rolling up small paper daisys, leaves from Nestie and Martha Stewart Branch punch.

Copic markers used to color image:
Bear fur & nose- 100, C7, C5
Muzzle- E33, E35, E40
Rocks- E30, E33, E40
Cattails- E57, E79
Grass & leaves- G20, YG61, YG63, YG67
Butterfly- Y21, YR04
Sky- Sponged with stencil & Adirondak Cloudy Blue

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just Magnolia Challenge

Here's a little card I've entered in the hAngler & sTangler or Just Magnolia Challenge for this week. There is a sketch to follow and the card must contain an image from h&s or Magnolia. As most of you already know, these little girls are Tilda's. I have a friend in the UK who says they are "Big girls dollies" isn't that cute?
I have made a few of my favorite paper roses for embellishment on this card and also added a little heart charm. I used my new Spellbinders Heart Circles for the frame she is sitting in and cut the center out with Standard Circles Small. I wanted to pop up Tilda and have DP behind her in her "swing"
I'm so pleased I actually got it done and with a day or two to spare, LOL.
We have card club tomorrow for the last time of this go around. There are six of us girls who rotate houses each month and design the projects we work on and provide a lunch. I think it's lots of fun and such a nice way to keep in touch with everyone. I'm looking forward to the day out and can't wait to see what Janni has cooked up for us! Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy this little card.
Paper: Light almost tan &  Deep mostly mauve from Colormates, ( looks burgandy to me) DP from K&Company Designer Mat pad
Stamps: Magnolia & Just Rite
Trim and rhinestones from my stash
Copic colors:
Face: E000, E00, E02, R20
Hair: E50, E40, E42, E31
Dress, Shirt & Socks: R81, R83, R85, R89

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mojo Monday challenge

Hello everyone. I've posted a card that I entered on the Mojo Monday challenge. Something new for me but I thought I'd give it a try. I've struggled all week on this card. and as you can see it's Saturday and there is only one day left for this challenge to be open. Thank God they give you a week or I'd be in big trouble!  I MAY have to rethink challenges maybe? :-)  I figured it would be a great way to get my blog out there as you link back to it when you enter your card, but man oh man, did I ever have a hard time following the "sketch." I would have loved to "gussie" it up as is my fav thing to do, but I didn't want to cover up completely the idea of the sketch which was a circle in a square. I love the lace on the bottom and tried many things in the left corner (flower, charm, etc.) but everything I put there either covered up the lace or it was the wrong color. So to make a long story short, I finally quit messing with it an posted. Thanks for stopping by and putting up with my OCD, :-)
So here what I used to make this card.
Stamp: Lili of the Valley Fairy & Whimsy Stamps treasured Moments Tickets
Spellbinders: Classic circles small, Parisian Motifs
Punch: Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly
Papers: Cardstock & mirror paper from my stash, DP is 8X8  Dovecraft "Fantasy"
Lace & ribbon from my stash
Stickles: Diamond & Silver
Stampendous Dot Sparklers-pink
Hair, E13, E17
Skin E000, E00
Dress: R81, R83, R85, RV000
Wings: RV000

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Hello everyone, happy Tuesday. The weather here today is going to be GORGEOUS! between 65-70 degrees, which makes me a very happy woman!
I'm posting a card today with another sweet image from Sugar Nellie digital stamps. I've left you the link where I get them. This little boy is just the sweetest ever, isn't he? This is the second of this card I've made. The first one involved some finger pricking with my craft tweezers, a lot of blood, yelling, and well you get the picture, right? Made this replacement last night and thought I'd better get it posted before the beautiful weather outside calls out my name, :-)
I'm including a close-up of the image. I must tell you before I post the supplies I used, that I mix up my Copic colors out of necessity. I don't always have the colors in order as the company recommends, and I have to substitute. The basic rule for Copics is three shades in one color group, two to three numbers apart, example, R81, R83, R85, etc. So when you see my colors listed all over the color wheel, you'll now understand why I do it. Have a great day today and thanks for visiting me and my blog!

Supplies used:
Papers: Solid color cardstock from my stash, Provo Craft Cricut tablet, Mat stack from DieCuts with a View.
Ribbon, stickers, and eyelets from my stash
Border punch from Martha Stewart, French Scroll
Copic Markers:
SKIN: E000, E00
HAIR: E50, Y21, E31
SHIRT: R20, R24, R29
PANTS: B12, B95, B99
TRAIN: E31, E57
FLOOR: E33, E13

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello everyone. This business of, me being missing, is really getting old. I've been around, just not doing many cards or crafting. After my child watching stint, (can't really call it babysitting as the boys are now 6 & 10) my sister Michelle was here for a week and then I rested for a few days and tried to wrap my mind around the fact that my young neighbor and dear little friend Tony had passed away.
It was such a tragedy. Only 45 years old and he was already called home to be with Jesus. The autopsy could take up to six months for results, and I for one will be heart-broken if they don't find a cause. I know now why the word "closure" is used so often in an untimely death. The service was yesterday the 8th. The girls did right by their brother. It was a lovely service and so, so many friends, co-workers, and relatives where there to send him on  his way. The priest had a wonderful message for all of us about Tony's ability to always give to his friends and community, his very sweet and loving heart and his assured place in the kingdom of God. I was very moved by it. I said goodbye to my friend and will always think of and remember him often.

I do have a card to share with you today. I've had it done for a couple of weeks, but have just had the time to post it. It's another version of one of my "girls" as I like to call them. This is a version of a stamp I already posted, but different colors. Sugar Nellie has a couple new digi stamps that I purchased, yes I said purchased, what ever happened to my resolution to cut back my spending??? Oh right, back on topic, they are two new girls and boy.  I got the little boy and one of the girls. The other girl is a head image only and I so prefer the full body image. I am in the process of coloring them now and I will have a card or two for you in the next week or so. Here's my post for today.
I thought this was appropriate for today as we DO need to cherish every moment.
My recipe for this card is as follows:
Papers: DCWV- Linen closet, Core'dinations, cardstock stash
Stamps: Sugar Nellie digital "Grace", Treasured Moments Tickets from Whimsy Stamps (just learning to link to other sites, yay!)
Nestibilities: Labels Ten, flourishes are cut from my Cricut (Cindy Loo cart)
Face & skin: E000, E00, RV11, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E13
Dress & Jacket: E40, E42, BG000, BG11, BG15
Shoes: C00, C1
Ink for stamping: Memento, Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Thanks for stopping by, post a comment if you'd like. See you soon,


Thursday, March 24, 2011


Hello there everyone. I have a simple card for you today. Well simple for me anyway. :-) Take notice, especially those who know me, there is NO glitter. I just can't believe it myself, LOL
I am learning DP (designer paper) can really make a card just pop, with little effort. This paper is flocked and really adds richness to the card. Here's a list of the supplies I used and hope you'll enjoy it and maybe get a little inspiration.

Papers are from DCWV, "La Creme" matstack I got at Michaels.
The die for the Silhouette is from Marianne, pricey, but oh so worth it!
Spellbinder Beaded Ovals, Classic Ovals large, & Standard Circles small.
Martha Stewart border punch (trim hidden on left of oval)
Verse is from Whimsy stamps, Spring Letter Seals.
Hat button and ribbon are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Hello everyone. I've been away for a few days again. I was taking care of my friend Jenni's two little boys while they moved to Medford. A financially smart move for them, but I'll really miss the boys. Hopefully I'll still get to see them in the summer months.
I've made a card with a Fairy, one of my favorite things lately, to share with you. I will include the recipe at the end. I would love to have all the fairies from this line, they are so Vintage looking. I love coloring them. I hope you enjoy this one. Thanks for visiting.

Stamps: sentiment is Treasured Moments Tickets from Whimsy Stamps, Fairy is Candytuft from Crafters Companion Stamps.
Papers: are from K & Company & Mulberry paper from my stash.
I used Spellbinders Beaded Ovals and Treading Water border punch from Fiskers to make the trim under the butterflies.
Pearl trims are from my stash and the pearl trim around the sentiment is a new product called Viva Pearl Pen. I didn't care for Liquid Pearls so I'm trying this product out. Too soon to pass judgement. I'll let you know at a later date. Ribbon is also from my stash of sale ribbons I pick up here & there. :-)
Copic Markers for coloring
Skin: E000, E00
Hair: Y21, E31 (wierd combo, but it works)
Dress, wings, pink flowers & butterflies: R81, R83, R85
White flowers: Touched with Y000 for centers
Stems: YG03, Y21

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hi there everyone. I have posted a Birthday card for a dear friend. I made it a few weeks ago and didn't want to show it until she received it. Spoiling the surprise was NOT an option. This card is done with a digital image from Sugar Nellie Stamps. I love these little girls, there are four different ones. If I had to choose a favorite, I could not. These stamps come in rubber as well, but I seem to be leaning more toward digital stamps as storage space has started to become an issue. Can you all relate?? I'll do my best to list what I used to put this card together, but I may miss a thing or two, as I stated before it's been a while since I made it. I am starting to write down things I use as I go along so as to make it easier when I post. So bear with me as I learn about blogging. :-) If you have any specific questions about my work, just leave me a comment & I'll answer ASAP. Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps- Sugar Nellie, Just Rite
Paper- Regular white & pink cardstock, Core'dinations, K&Company designer textured mat pad
Punches & Dies- Spellbinders scalloped circles & labels ten, Tim Holtz elegant flourish, Cuttlebug embossing borders With Love, Martha Stewart corner punch elegant scroll for bottom border
Ink pads- Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink, Antique Linen for shading
Ribbon, flowers, brads & charm from my stash, and new Stickles Cinnamon (yummy)
Copic markers:
Skin- E00, E02
Hair- E50, E31
Dress, Hair bows, & leggings- R81, R83, R85, E40, E42
Shoes- E33, E57