Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Challenge 66

Once again it is time for another Our Craft Lounge Challenge!  This week's challenge is a supply challenge where you use Baker's Twine.  

Getting right to work, I decided to use Our Craft Lounge Stamp, "Jungle Love".  The paper I used is from some scrap paper that was given to me by a friend.  Sorry,  I do not know the company it came from but I do know the cardstock is from Bazzil.
The picture was colored using Copic Markers: R20, C7, Y25, YR 21, YR23, YR 24, N1, N2, B21, B23, B41, B45.  It is Purffff-fect!  The Baker's Twine was used to enhance the card along with the button.  I am please with the way it turned out and I hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend and Happy Creating!


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Challenge 65

Vacationing for a month did not allow me to participate in the OCL Challenges so I thought I would give it a try before our next trip!  I love the colors from the idea picture and wanted to make my card light, airy and Springy.

The stamp I choose is Our Craft Lounge's, "Life a Picnic".  Love the ants.  They make me laugh. The pattern paper used is from Echo Park Paper and called, "Sweet Summertime".  I chose three colors from my Bazzil cardstock to coordinate with the flowers on the paper.  The sentiment on the front is from the stamp set and on the inside is a quote by Marie Dressler I found.  It just went along with the ants having their picnic, so I used my computer to generated her quote.

A bunny, bee, butterfly and lady bug brads were used to enhance the card along with the hot pink polka dot ribbon. Spellbinder Octagon Die Cut was used to frame both images. Copic markers BV00, BG000, C1, C2, C3, C4,  C5, E53, E55, E57, R22, R24, R27, RV 02, RV4, RV63, RV55, YG11, and YG25.

I must say this was a really fun card to put together and I am happy with the way it turned out.  Hope you like it.  I appreciate you stopping by,  hope you have an awesome weekend!

Happy Creating!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Poppy Fields

I had the strangest thing happen to me, when I posted this to my blog last night it never showed up! LOL So I am going to try it one more time and hope that it works.

This darling little guy is another Penny Black hedge hog stamp, "Poppy Fields".  The paper I used was from and older 6x6 paper pad I found in my basket.  Looking completely over the stack I was not able to find the name of the company who made the paper.  I apologize for not being able to give them credit.

Embellishments included a blue ribbon, red flower with a beaded brad as the center and a little butterfly stick pin.  Copic markers were used to color the image and include B21, 24, C4,  C6, C8, E000, E02, G40, G82, R22, R24. and R27.

This is a very simple, fun card that may be used for many different occasions, as you can see I left off the sentiment.

Hope you have a great day. Happy creating!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thanks a Bunch

Hope everyone had a fantastic Mother's Day weekend.  I sure did! It was a relaxing weekend with family.  Great time!

Today's card is an adorable hedge hog in a watering can.  The stamp is by Penny Black and is called "Yearning".  The floral pattern paper is from a K & Company stack- "Feuilles".   Pink and yellow cardstock by Bazzil was enhanced  using Spellbinders Nestiblities Large Deckeled Rectangles and a scalloped rectangular punch.

The polka dot ribbon from Michaels, a butterfly brad along with the computer generated sentiment finish the card.  Copic markers were used to color the image.  Colors included: BG000, C1, C3, C5, C8, Y6, Y8, E000, E02, E31, E35, E37, G12,  and G14. 

I love Penny Black's hedge hogs and I enjoy coloring them.  I hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed coloring it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Whew Hew, I Did It1

My blog today is dedicated to a former student of mine, Jason Campos, who is graduating, Cum Laude, tomorrow from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.  I am so proud to be a part of his life and also to have had an influence on him in deciding his career!  As a Sixth Grade Teacher, I loved teaching about the Ancient Civilization and felt it was important to make history come alive for my students.  It did have an impact of Jason, who has received a scholarship to travel to China this summer and study Chinese History. Upon his return he will head up to Massachusetts to work on his Doctorate in Colonial History. 

I made this card especially for Jason and I know he is going to like it.  The image is a digital from Mo Manning called "Glad Grad Boy".  Graphic 45 paper was used from their Communique and Fashionista Collection.  The berry red and black cardstock is from World Wine Paper. The sentiment is computer generated using a font called, chalkdust. A thin gold ribbon and a graduation hat brad were used for the embellishment.

The inside of the card is finished with the same papers with a quote from one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss!

Copic Markers were used to color the image.  They included: C2, C4, C6, C9, B91, B93, B95, Y15, Y17, E000, E02, E21, E23, E25 and W1.  The background is airbrushed with BG000.

I love it!  I am so happy with the way it turned out and I hope you like it as well.  Thanks for taking the time to stop by and please check back tomorrow! Oh and if you have the time, please leave a comment.

Happy creating!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gone Fishing

After being gone for over a month, I am ready to get my blog back up and running.  Our vacation started with a trip to Phoenix for the Copic Intermediate Class and ended by just arriving home on Tuesday night!  I must say it is great to be retired!

The card for my post today is a Penny Black Hedgehog Stamp entitled: "Fish are Jumpin'".  The paper is by  DCWV   and comes from their Nantucket Stack Collection.  I also used a dark navy and red cardstock from Bazzil to frame the pattern paper.   

I secured a small brad to the Happy Birthday sentiment and tied a piece of string to it, made a hook from a paper clip, and used a silver fish charm to finish off the embellishment.  The Copic markers used included: E000, E02, E33, E35, C2, C4, C6, C8, BV00, BV02, G40, G82, B00, B02.

This image would also make a cute  Father's Day card.  I hope you like the card as much as I enjoyed putting it together!  I really feels good to be back in the swing of things!  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating! 


Thursday, March 31, 2011


What a wonderful Thursday it has been.  Spent time working in the yard, played a game, and now it is time to finish my post. 

I choose a digi image that I purchased where all the money  went to "Help Katie".  A mother with many more concerns than anyone deserves including financial.  The image from the package is a Mo Manning digi entitled, "Sprout".

The pattern paper is from an older BasicGrey paper pad and the card stock is from Bazzil.  "Sprout" was colored with Copic Markers: Y 11, Y 15, E31, E33, E35, E000, E02, R1, G02, G03, YR2. YR16, andYR68.  The sentimate is from Just Rite Stamps and the ribbon is from Michaels.

I think "Sprout" is an adorable little digi and she spreads the gift of sunshine to anyone that sees her.   Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

Happy Creating!