Friday, December 24, 2010

OCLDTC 45 - I Love You

Well, it is Christmas Eve and Our Craft Lounge posted their challenge today so, I had to make a card for it. I can truly say it is not my best but I did have fun making it!

The stamp set used is an older set called: “Tree-mendous Love”.  I also pulled a heart from a second set - “ Out for a Spin”.  The red card stock background was placed in a Cuddlebug embossing folder to add flourishes to the background.  I used my large Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle on the following two papers by K& Company. “Ka Zoo Scalllop Stripe" and Ka Zoo Pink Polka Dot".  I cut the stripes in have and mounted it on top of the pink polka dot. 

The hearts are hung using a very light pink ribbon and the pearls were added just for fun.  I placed the giraffe under the hearts as if they were hanging from a tree.   The sentiment, “I Love You” is also from the set.  My corner rounder was used to round the four corners of the card but you can not tell that from the picture.

The Copic Markers that were used included:  Y11, Y15, E51, E53, G14, R81, R83, and R85.

Knowing  this is the busiest time of year for everyone, I sincerely thank you for taking the time to stop by. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Creating!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Be Mine

Wow! This is the first Magnolia Stamp I have ever done or posted!  I fell in love with Tilda and knew she was the perfect stamp for Valentine’s Day.

The stamp is from Magnolia Rubber Stamp's Bon Voyage Collection and is called, “Secretive Tilda”.  This is a 5 x 7 card using the traditional Valentine’s Day colors to mount the paper and the stamped image. The two colors of card stock are from DieCuts With a View.

I knew I wanted to use hearts in this card so, I choose Chatterbox Inc’s “Red to Heart” and since Tilda was holding flowers I used “Sweet Love” by Best Creations for the roses. 

Wanting this card to be extra special, flourishes were cut out of white card stock with the Quickutz die.  I then used Stickles to give it a sparkly affect.  The lace was placed so the points of one piece went one direction and then the other piece going the opposite direction and finally finishing it off with the red quarter inch ribbon.  

 Just a little more glitz was needed so the three rhinestones were added.  The sentiment is computer generated and cut out with Stampin' Up punches.  Now, you may think that the glitz on the roses was done with Stickles, too, but you would be wrong.  Don’t you just love it? It is already on the paper.  I hope you like the card as much I do. 

Finally, the Copic Markers used included: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, RV21, RV23, E000, E01, E13, E17, E19, G20, G82, B21, and B23.  I hope I didn't leave any out.

Thanks for stopping by during this very busy Holiday Season.  Merry Christmas and Happy Creating!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Just for You


Recently on a trip to Vegas my husband and I took a side trip to Henderson and visited the Ethel M Candy Factory owned by the Mars Candy Company.  What a great place and the candy is to die for.  My husband has become addicted to their pecan brittle and he really isn’t a sweet eater.  Me, I fell in love with their barrel chocolate that are filled with an alcohol base cream.  They have Bourbon Liqueur, Coffee Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur, Amaretto Liqueur, Orange Liqueur and Rum Liqueur and they are very tasty.  I decided I wanted to share these tasty morsels with some very special friend so, this is what I came up with.


When I was at a class at Scrapbooking Heaven, Doreen the owner, introduced me to these plastic tubes that can be used for treats.  I bought both the small diameter ones and the larger diameter ones and they are great.  I used the large diameter ones and the barrels of candy fit perfectly inside.

I used Christmas paper scraps to make the little cards and used my Copics to color the digital image of the reindeer, Just for You, I purchased from Wink Wink Ink.

It was a fun project and I know my friends are going to enjoy receiving them.

Happy Creating!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

OCLDTC 44 - Life is Sweet

Having been gone for 10 days really put a crimp in posting to my blog. Now that I am back I am ready to start getting some of my cards posted.  I am really happy that all of my Christmas cards are done and finally mailed.  So, this week I decided to pick a stamp that had nothing to do with Christmas. 

This is a really cute set from Our Craft Lounge entitled, “Life is Sweet”.
Love the banana split and ice cream sundae because they are so life like. The blue and the green card stock is from Bazzill and the pattern paper is from a 6 x 6 Basic Grey Paper Pad.  I used the Nestabilities standard circle to cut the card stock and then mounted the circles on  a 4 inch doily.   The green dotted ribbon is from Michaels' which seems to finish off the card.   I guess you can tell the sentiment is from the stamp set.


The sundae and banana split are colored with the following Copic markers: Y11, Y 15, BG000, BG01, W0, RV11, E30, E31, E17, E59.  I hope I got them all! 

I am happy with the way the card turned out and I hope you like it as well.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Happy Creating!

Monday, December 6, 2010

OCLDT 42 - Love Bites

Thanks for taking time to stop by my blog. There has been so much going on at home with the start of the Holidays that I seem to have gotten behind on the posts to my blog so here goes.  Recently, I was fortunate enough to win a set of stamps from Our Craft Lounge Thankful for You Promotion,” so I decided I would use it for this week Challenge.  

Before we know Christmas will be a thing of the past and we will be getting ready for Valentine’s Day.  So I chose “Pat the Dog” to be the inspiration for this card.  The paper is “Love Struck” by Making Memories and backed by a bright red card stock.  I used a Martha Stewart Dotted corner punch for the top two corners.  Pat was cut out with a Nestabilities oval and mounted on red card stock cut with Nestabilities scalloped oval. Foam dots were used to elevate Pat.  The embellishments include red grosgrain dotted ribbon, white edging, topped off with a white button.

The following Copic Markers were used to color Pat:  E00, E01, E31, E33, E37, R20, R22, R24, G40, G82, B0000.  Hope you like the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Design Team Sketch Challenge 41

Thanksgiving is over and I finally had time to work on my cards.  Today's card was really fun to do and meets the specifications of Our Craft Lounge Challenge 41.  I love this snow flake and dot paper that comes from DCWV’s Christmas combo pack.  They really seem to compliment each other.  Martha Stewart's laced scalloped punch was used for the trim and was done twice.  The green banner needed a little spark so the dotted red ribbon was used to add a little brightness. 

Just prior to Thanksgiving, my husband brought home eight live poinsettias to decorate our home  for the holidays so I decided to choose the poinsettia from Our Craft Lounge “Happy Holly Days” Collection.  Each poinsettia was stamped three times and cut out to make the layers.  Foam pop dots were used to elevate each layer of the flower and give it dimension.  

Copic markers that were  used included: R22, R24, R27, Y11, Y19,  G40, G 82 and G07.  The background of the white disc is shaded with BG0000

I hope you like the card.  Thanks for taking the time and stopping by.

Happy Creating

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Our Craft Lounge Challenge #40

Our Craft Lounge came out with their Friday Challenge yesterday and it is time for me to jump on in to my second time of entering. So here goes!  This cute set of stamps is called “Golfer Gramps”.  If you have as many friends as we do that golf, you definitely need this stamp.

Graphic 45 paper from their Gentleman’s Collection was use for the background and paisley strip. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles and the Cookie Cutter Dies scallops are from a soft blue card stock.


Copic marker used included: C01, C03, C05, C07, YG00, YG01, YG17, G21, G24, B21, B23, E000, E01, E31, E33,  and R24

Large and small silver brads were used for enhancements. 

Not a skilled photographer I really don’t feel the picture does the card justice. so  I figured I would add a second picture using the same markers but changing the paper.


Once again Graphic 45 paper from the Gentleman”s Collection was used and a soft green card stock helped to finish it off.  This time gold brads were used to  augment the card. 

To me the argyle and the houndstooth prints make this a true Golfer card.  Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Creating

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Special Lady

I love this stamp because it reminds me of a work of art, a picture you might find in a cameo.  Her name is “Lovely Lydia’ by Peddler’s Pack.


Seeing this stamp the first time I knew she was a must have.  I wanted her skin to be pale so  there is not a great deal of shading.  The front of her blouse and jumper is a little long.  Next time I would shorten it.

The pink card stock seemed to blend with roses of her hat.  The card needed to be simple because Lydia is the focal point,

Copic Markers used included:
Blouse- Co, C01, Co3
Jumper. hat and hair - E30, E32, E33
Face - E000, E00, E01
Ribbon - G40, G21
Flowers RV 32, RV 34

Hope you like Lydia.

Happy Creating

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Love of Stanta

A friend reminded me yesterday of my love for Santas.  Our Christmas tree is decorated with Santas and one year when we would be gone for Christmas I decorated the tree down at the School District Office with my Santas.  Great memories!

This charming Santa is form Peddlers Pack and is simply called "Santa in Fir Frame".   The card is made up of simple layers of paper.  The back is Bo Bunny's "Wild Berry Splatter", next is Making Memories "Happy Holidays Mistletoe',  and finally a green card stock to frame his face .  Three little rhinestones and a sparkling ribbon finish him off.

Copics used:  R22, R24, R27, E00, E02, C01, and G29.  The berries on the fir frame were made with a red Spica pen and his glasses with gold.

He is definitely an old fashioned Santa but a cutey just the same.  Hope you like him.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Real Santa

Doesn’t this Santa remind you of some of the Santas you would see on old cards?  He comes from another company I love, Peddlers Pack which is housed in Oregon.   “The Real Santa,” is not difficult to color, but his look is dramatic. 

I used Copic’s C0 to color his beard and hair, E000, E00, E02 for his face, R22, 24, 27 for his hat, Spica’s Green for his glasses and Our Craft Lounge Sparkle Fluff for his hat band and pom pom.

Since Santa is really the focal part of the card I wanted to keep the card simple.  The Holly paper is from Graphic 45 and the double layer red and green mat is card stock.  The three little trees was cut from a border I found last Christmas when scrapping.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating,

Ready to Go Santa

 Ever had one of those days where technology has gotten the best of you.  Well I did yesterday.  Well I was told by Hughes Net that my husband and I used the internet too much so they slowed us down and I could not even make a post or send an email.  Today I am going to make up for it and post two cards.  Best of all, Friday we are getting a new internet provider!

Every time I look at this stamp it brings back such wonderful childhood memories of my grandfather, a little English man,  dressing as Santa and yes, not being able to hold on to all the gifts he would bring to my sister and I.  Amazing memories! 

This Whipper Snapper Design is entitled:  “Ready to Go Santa”.  The card is a very simple design using  using Bo-Bunny Wild Berry Splatter for the red background, Happy Holiday Mistletoe for the second layer and plain green card stock for the framing.  

The embellishment, a simple reversible red and green ribbon holding two bells just seems to finish it off.

Copics used included:  E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, R22, R24, R27, G21, G40, C2, C4, C6,  BG0000, BG01, Y15 and Y19.  Santa’s Beard and fur is finished off with Sparkle Fluff from Our Craft Lounge.

Hope you like this winsome Santa.

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Santa and Friends

I guess I will admit it, I Love Stampavie Stamps!  Today's stamp is an endearing Penny Johnson stamp entitled “Gifts for You”.  

Digging through my older Christmas stash I found this cute paper from Basic Grey.  A Martha Stewart punch was used to make the scallops at the bottom and the snowflake ribbon just seemed to compliment the scene.  Cookie Cutter Nesting Labels were used to cut out the picture and frame. The red card stock just seemed to top it off.

Copics used included:  R22, R24, YG06, YG17, E41, E42, Y11. Y15, C01, E00, E02.  Spica's clear glitter pen was used on the snow flakes and Our Craft Lounge fluff finished off Santa’s beard and trim.  Finally, the background was airbrushed with BG0000. 

This is a card that any friend would enjoy receiving.

Happy Creating,

Friday, November 12, 2010

Let It Snow

This is my first challenge ever!  As you can tell from my blog I finally got it up and running last Monday.  So here goes.   The design is from Our Craft Lounge Friday Challenge # 39.

The stamps are the penguins from
Our Craft Lounge Penguin Fun Collection .   The paper is from Bo Bunny’s Winter Joy and the card stock is from  Core Destinations.  I had fun coloring these cute little guys with the following Copics: C1, C2, Y11, Y15, BV000, BV02, BG01 and BG000.  Foam dots were used to pop the penguins up and snowflake brads made great added embellishments.

I am still a little nervous about this posting but it is ready.  I hope you enjoy the card.

Happy Creating,

Let’s Celebrate

This is a fun little card that I made especially for a friend my husband and I camp with each summer.  We have known him since he was two and now he is a Senior in High School. 


 Once again, it’s another adorable stamp from Stampavie. Tina Wenke is the designer and it entitled “The Mouse with Ice Cream.”  The double sided paper  used was in a birthday packet I found at my local Craft Store, The Tall Mouse.  The company name is not on the paper I am sorry to say. The card stock is from Die Cuts  With a View and the button embellishments are from Basic Grey.
The inside is finish and ready to be sent.

                                                           Here are copic markers I used.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


It won’t be long until little ones will be counting down the days for Santa’s arrival. Can’t you just picture Santa trying to quiet the dog on Christmas Eve as not to wake the children. 

This charming little stamp from Stampavie is by Penny Johnson.  The paper is from DCWV’s Combo Christmas Stack which had the two foil papers I chose for the backgrounds.

I must admit that I found this layout  at Our Craft Lounge’s Friday Challenge.  One day soon I will have enough courage to try my first challenge.

Copics used include:  R22, R24, R27, E00, E02, E31, E33, E41, E42, Y11, Y15,  YG06, YG17
Our Craft Lounge White Fluff was used for the fur and beard.

I think this cute little 4x4 could be used to present a fine bottle of wine to the host of a holiday dinner or party.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating,

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Merry Bear

As the holidays approach Christmas cards are where the interest lies.  This easel card is not in the traditional holiday colors but motivated by Bo Bunnies Winter’s Joy.  The stamp, Merry Bear, is from Stampavie’s Laurence Collection.  This cute little bear is colored with Copic  markers E31, E33, E35. I used YG6 and 17 for his bow and the holly, followed by V00, V01, BG00 and BG01 for the present.  A little glitz was added by using Martha Stewart’s crystal glitter and  Our Craft Lounge’s fluff for the snow.  Nestiblities classic scolloped rectangles were used to cute the purple card stock behind the bear. A soft bow and the Bo Bunny brad just finishes it off.

The inside has a complimentary paper with the computer generated saying.  The two brads are also from Bo Bunny and I cut the packages from one of the papers to add a little embellishment on the inside.  

Hope you like it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

This is my first post to my new blog! I am so excited but also scared since this is the first.  This adorable stamp from Stampavie is by Penny Johnson.  The papers I used are the red card stock from Die Cuts With a View and the Holly from Graphic 45.  I used Nestabilities labels Two to cut the image out and the red paper to help pop the image.  The accent of holly is from my local craft stop with three brads  to make the berries.  Green Christmas ribbon and the sentiment just finished it off. The Copics that were used are: R22, R24, R27, Y11, Y15, BG000 BG01, E40, E41, E31, E33

Happy Creating,