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!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring Has Sprung

It is a beautiful day in Southern California and the weather is starting to warm up to the 80's.  I feel like I have been rejuvenated and Spring definitely has sprung!  

Today, I chose to post flowers.  The stamp is by Stampendous and is so easy to work with.  Three colors, that's all it takes and the flowers are painted.  I used Copic Marker  RV00, RV 55, RV63.  The center of the flower was done with Our Craft Lounge's Sparkly Fluff, "Eyeliner Black".  In addition to the Bazzill lavender cardstock the paper chosen was from a Susan Winget Botanical Specialty Paper Pad by K&Company.  The embellishments are a mauve ribbon and the cut outs were made using Spellbinders Shapabilities.

The card itself has multiple possibilities and can be used as a Thank You, Birthday or even a Sympathy card.  I love these flowers!

Hope you have a wonderful day!  Happy creating!


Monday, March 28, 2011

"Hedge Word"

It is a beautiful Monday morning and the rain has finally stopped for awhile.  The card I am posting is a Birthday card with my favorite Hedge Hogs from Penny Black.  The stamp is called " Hedge Word"

I think it is adorable!  You do not need a sentiment since it is already there.  The paper is from Basic Grey and is entitled, "Life of the Party".  The Hedge Hogs are definitely the life of the party!lol  The red cardstock is from Bazzill and believe it or not the blue is from the back of one of the Basic Grey papers I used.

Three yellow button were used to enrich the card.  Embroidery thread was tied in the center of each button.  Copic Markers were used to color the image and included:  E00, E02, R11 C1, C6, and E000.  

I really think it is a cute card and would be good for either a male or female.  Thank you so much for stopping by.  If you like the card, please leave a comment and even better sign up to be a follower.  Hope your Monday is great!

Happy Creating!


Friday, March 25, 2011

Our Craft Lounge 58 - Sketch Challenge - Tweet

Happy Friday!  I feel like I am on a roll  and have had a great time working on my cards.  Today's card is for the Our Craft Lounge Sketch Challenge # 58.  I used their stamps set, "Tweet Thang".   This was a fun, cute card to make.

The three colors of cardstock chosen are by Bazzill.  The patterned papers are from an old Basic Grey tablet I found when straightening up my craft room.  A Martha Stewart punch was used to make the crown like border and Spellbinders, Nestibilities, Label Four was used to enhance the image and sentiment.   Embellishments included three little flower brads, ribbon and a soft yellow button.  The image was colored with Copic Markers, Y11, Y15,  YG 00. YG01, YG 03, YG07, YG63, YR 61, YR65, YR82, R11, R20 and N1.

The card seems very crisp and clean and I must say, I love it!!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a fantastic weekend!

Happy Creating!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Let's Bar-B-Que

I have gotten so far behind on my posting, mainly due to just being lazy with all the rain! Now I  am playing catch up.

Whether it is rain or shine at our home we bar-b-que!  This gave me the idea for a card for men and I found this stamp by Hambo and it is perfect!

The dotted paper is from Graphic 45's "Fashionista Collection" and the apron paper is from Moixxie's "Joy of Baking- Cook Wear".  Black and red cardstock from Bazzill was used and cut out with Spellbinders, Nestibilities Label Two.  Red and White twine was used as an embellishment along with a black button.  The sentiment is computer generated.
The same papers we used to finish off the inside with a special birthday wish.

I really love this card!  The chef makes me laugh but I know it is so typical of men at the barb-b-que.
Copic markers were used to color him.  They included:  E00, E02. R22, R24, R27, B21, B23, C0, C02, and C6.

I hope you like my little post today!
Happy Creating!



Happy Thursday!  All I can say is " rain, rain, go away, come again another day."  I am tired of the rain and the cold in Southern California!  I need SUN!!!!

Today, I have a special little card I made for my cousin in Florida. She recently got engaged and is celebrating this Saturday!  I found this image by Wee Stamps and I knew it was the perfect image for my card!
The paper is from Susan Winget's Specialty Paper Pad by K & Company.  I used Martha Stewart's punch to make the design in the Bazill card stock and mounted it on white.  The pearl embellishments are from Say it With Bling and the ribbon from Michael's.  A computer generated sentiment seemed to finish of the front of the card.
I decorated the inside of the card using the same Martha Stewart punch along with a piece of the paper.  A message regarding "Love" and Congratulations were computer generated and place on the inside of the card.

Copic Markers were used to color the image.  They included: B21, B23, Y11, Y15, R12, G40, G82, BV000, BV01.

This was a fun little card to complete and I know precious Michelle and her guy, Johnny, will really like it.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  I can hardly wait for it to get to them.

I hope you like the card!  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time----
Happy Creating!


Saturday, March 19, 2011

OCL 57 - Clean and Simple Challenge

The weekend is here and it  is time for another Our Craft Lounge Challenge!  This weeks challenge is to make it make your card clean and simple with some embossing.  So here goes.

I decided to use the stamp set from Our Craft Lounge entitled;- "Granny's Secrets".  She really is a cutie!  The sentiment from the same set.  Susan Winget Specialty Paper from K & Company was used for the background.  I used an Cuttlebug Embossing Folder to make the polka dots on the purple Bazzill cardstock and the ribbon was from a scrap found in my ribbon basket.
 The Copic markers used included: E33, E35, E00, E02, C0, C1, BV00, BV01, RV00, RV11.  I really liked the way the card turned out and I do like its simplicity!  Thanks for taking your time to stop by and check out my card.  Hope you have a great weekend.

Happy Creating!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Challenge 56 - Supplies

Wishing you a Spectacular Saturday!  There is one thing for sure, the weekends always seem to be busier than a week day and I'm retired!

My card today is for the Our Craft Lounge Challenge 56 - "Supplies".  In other words use Bling!  When Graphic 45 came out with the "Le Cirque Collection", I wanted to use it!  Next, Our Craft Lounge came out with one of their new releases called,"Circus, Circus" and it all came together with a little bling.  It may be hard to tell from the picture, but the elephant's head is over laid and popped up.  He has a little bit of Sparkly Fluff in his ears. Trying to make the tent look like it was made of cloth, I added more Sparkly Fluff.  The mane and tail of the lion also has, you guessed it, Sparkly Fluff!

Having taught for 42 years, I crazy for  Dr. Seuss and since March 2nd was his birthday I decided to use a Dr. Seuss saying.  It comes in another OCL stamp pack entitled, "The Pond", and just seemed fitting for this card.  I also decided that this would be a fun graduation card so, I finished off the inside with another saying from Dr. Seuss typed on the Computer!

I am really happy with the way it turned out and I hope you like it as well!  

Here is a list of the supplies used.
 Thanks for taking the time to stop on by.  Have a great Sunday!

Happy Creating!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

Fabulous Friday!   Welcome to my blog and the latest posting.  Today's card is a sweet baby card made for my friend's daughter's first baby shower.  I found this picture on Mo's Digital Pencil and yes, it is by Mo Manning.

I think the picture is absolutely precious so, the card had to be as well.  I finally found the paper I wanted to use at Michaels.  It is by Deja Views, Sharon Ann Baby Collection and the paper is double sided.  I made an easel card so it could be put in the nursery.

The pink and green cardstock blend well together.  The cardstock is Bazzil's "Betty Blush" and  "Spring Breeze".  A Martha Stuart punch was used to make the loop boarders from both colors. The pearl scrolls, from Want 2 Scrap, were added to make the card girlie.  Soft, pink, organdy ribbon with polka dots, hold a charm, stating, "It's a Girl!".

Spelbinders, Shapabilities, "Fleur De Lis Motifs were used along with their Circle dies.  The sentiment was typed on the computer using one of my favorite fonts called, Zapfino.

Copic marker used included: RV11, RV11, E00, E02, BG01, Bg11, E53, Y11, Y15.

I guess that is it.  I must say, I love the way the card turn out!

Thank for taking your time to stop on by.
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


It is a wonderful Wednesday here in Southern California!!  The temperature is a warm 80 degrees and the skies are a vivid blue.  Awesome!!

Today, I chose another stamp from Penny Black and it is another Hedge Hog.  Believe it or not, I can't find the name.  Isn't he cute?  I needed to make a card for one of our camping friend's birthday and I just knew Hedgy was the perfect stamp.

The colors I choose are definitely manly and work well with  the image.   Cardstock and ribbon  from my scrap basket were used.  To get the rough edges, I tore the paper and used scissors.  The sentiment was done on my computer and cut out with a circle punch.  Finally, I colored with Copic Markers; G12, G14, E00, E02, R22, C1, C3, C5.

I really love the way the card turned out and I am sure our friend, Frank, will like it as well.   Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Creating!



Monday, March 7, 2011

Ready for the Easter Parade

Happy Monday! Here we are already seven says into March and Spring is fast approaching.  I decided it was time to work on an Easter card even though it is late in April this year.  

The stamp I chose for today is a Penny Black stamp called,"Easter Bonnet".  I think this duck is so cute with her beautiful large bonnet.  She makes me smile and giggle a little, but most all she sparks so many wonderful memories of growing up in Philadelphia and getting ready for Easter!  The  new dresses, shoes and hats were always such a thrill for my sister and me.  We even got new gloves so we could be perfect little ladies. lol

The paper I chose is from K & Company, Botanical Specialty Paper Pad designed by Susan Winget.  The pad has some absolutely beautiful floral papers in it and I can hardly wait to use then other cards.   Another new purchase this weekend is the Martha Stewart punch with the flowers and leaves.  Love it!

I must say, I am very happy how this card turned out.  I hope you like it as well.
The supplies used are listed below.
Thanks for stopping by.  If you have time, please leave a comment.
Happy Creating!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

OCL55 - CASE Challenge

Well, here it is again, time for another Our Craft Lounge Challenge!  I do not know what happened to the week, but I sure didn't accomplish everything I wanted to or even get my posting done.

The challenge this week is entitled: Copy and Share Everything.  So, here is my version.  I used Debbie Corbrai's card from OCL's Sneak Peak Day One called, "Hey Chick."

I took the liberty of using the Eyelet Squares from Spellbinders since I do not have the Scalloped Squares. Which  means, there is another Spellbinders set to purchase.  In looking at the picture, it looks a little crooked to me. Does that mean the photography is off or I need a new pair of glasses?   Sorry!

Below is a list of the supplies used.
Thanks for taking the time to stop on by!  Hope you have a great Sunday.
Happy Creating!