Monday, November 24, 2014

Miss Kitty

My almost 2 granddaughter loves cats, so this is for her.

Her mother, my daughter, has her room done in pink and black so that is why I chose this color scheme. The paper is bobunny. The ribbon and flowers are from Target's One Spot section. The die cuts are from memory box and nestabilities. The image is from is Amanda from and is colored with copics. Stickles are added to the butterflies which are cut from basic grey paper.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


I made this card for my daughter who is a floral manager at Giant Eagle, a local grocery chain.
The image is a Saturated Canary digi that is colored with copics. The glasses have diamond glaze on them. The jeans have stella wink on them. The dp is scraps from basic grey. The swirls are dies from memory box. The flowers on the side are brads from the One Spot at Target. You just don't know what you'll find there. Lastly is the silk ribbon bow.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mustache Edwin

I had to make this card for my son-in-law. He is always holding his finger up to my granddaughter's upper lip and saying "I mustache you a question".

Oh dear! I just realized I misspelled mustache. I am so bad at proofing. Wait I just went back and my spell check in word doesn't seem to care whether it is mou or mu. I'm totally confused. The sentiment I did on the computer with different fonts.
Edwin is colored with copics. The dp is done with shaving cream and ink. The mustaches or moustaches are a die cut from memory box. The black dots are nail head stickers. The wide ribbon is black organza and the narrower ribbon is from Target's One Spot.
I moustache you a question: How do you spell mustache. LOL

Friday, October 31, 2014

Fall House Mouse

I've been missing in action but I have been creating. I hope to share some of the many creations I've been doing soon.  Here is one:
This was for a challenge on my house mouse group to use a different shaped card than the usual        5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. I used a scalloped DCWV 8" square paper and folded it in half. The second layer was cut down from the same 8" paper (only the reddish color) The dots in the scallops are nail head stickers. The red dots in the corners of the image are red rhinestones. The image is colored with copics. The flower is a prima flower colored with copics with a brad in the center. The bow is tied with a piece of string. Then there is a piece of lace under the bow. On the steam I put some stickles.
There it is! Enjoy your hot chocolate, coffee or tea in this cooler weather.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I'm not lion -

Here is Tilda holding her lion! She is colored with copics. Her outfit is paper pieced. I colored it with RV 63, 66 and 69 but couldn't find any papers that went with that so I paper pieced it and covered  the coloring. There is frosted lace stickles on the lace. The lion's mane has brown and yellow liquid applique on it. The dp's are all from authentique except the yellow dot which is bo bunny. I edged the larger scalloped circle with gingerbread chalk ink. The ribbon is from Target's one spot. The words are from a set from the angel company. The flowers are from prima flowers with gold brad centers. 
The inside will say something like I miss you and hope you are better soon. The card is for my pastor's wife who had a heart attack and now her kidneys aren't working. She had a kidney/pancreas transplant 14 years ago. We are praying her kidneys start working again. She is a walking miracle!
Hope you enjoy. I enjoy your comments.


I recently got a stamp from stubby stampers to make a card to thank my real estate agent for selling my house and selling it so quickly. It needed a bunch of work so I expected it to take a while to sell but we put it on the market on a Monday and by Thursday we had 6 offers! and we got more than we asked. God is so good!
It is colored with copics. The clouds are a die cut from Memory Box. The flowers are from Michaels and have gold and red stickles for centers. 
I was asked to make a welcome to the neighborhood card so I used the stamp again.
A little different but the coloring is very close to the same.

Monday, September 8, 2014


I made a couple of quick cards tonight. I was needing more guy cards although these could be used for the more rustic female as well. 

The stamp is from Magenta and the image is colored with copics. The tree has JudiKins speckles added and the sky has a touch of crystal stickles. The striped dp is from basic grey and the yellow dot is from bo bunny. They both have nail stickers and the one has buttons with scrappers floss tied on. Both cards have a black border around them done with a gel pen. 
Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014


This is a quick card. I saw something similar here But I couldn't do it exactly the same - 1. because I didn't have all the same supplies 2. I always like to make cards my own.
The embossing folder is from Tim Holtz. The butterflies are die cuts from memory box and the swirl stamp is from the angel company. I added some liquid pearls on the butterflies. The swirls are stamped with gingerbread chalk ink from Versa magic. The dp is from Target.
Easy but I think it is elegant.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Lighthouse Series

I need some guy cards and I never seem to have any so I pulled out my lighthouse stamp set. I used Kraft card stock, colored with prisma colored pencils and polka dot dp on all three cards.
The red and yellow "arrows" are done with washi tape. The baker's twine was from Target's one spot section.
I'm entering this one in Sketch Saturday blog using their sketch.
And Red Rubber Designs to use polka dots
Next up:
 The blue on this was done with DCWV card stock and embossed with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then sanded to let some of the white core show through. The flags are done with washi tape.

And lastly:
The red dots are nailhead stickers. I have always loved the swirly clips but it has been a long time since I used them.

All these stamps are available at
All the lights are done with stickles.
I even used lots of scraps to make these cards - of course I still have way more scraps left than I used. lol

Hope you have enjoyed this series.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The lion and the lamb

This is my first Christmas card of the year. 
I got the lion stamp to go with this Tilda a few years ago so I could have them go together in a card and this is the first time I actually used them together.
First I stamped Tilda with the lamb and then masked them and stamped the lion. Cool technique that I haven't used in a long while. They are colored with copics. The lion's mane has liquid applique added for texture. The poinsettia in Tilda's hair has yellow stickles for the center. The poinsettia is from Hero Arts. The button in the center has scrapper's floss that is twirled. On the other side the plaid ribbon is pleated on itself with the button on top. The snowflake was gotten at Target last Christmas and has stickles on top. I added the border around the edge with Zig and copic markers. Then lastly I added stickles to the dp. The dp's are bo bunny and basic grey. 
I am entering this in the for using a accessory or animal stamp. 
Merry Christmas in July!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fisherman Edwin

Today is Edwin's turn.
Pretty simple. Edwin is colored with copics. The fish is from an old angel company stamp set. The fish was stamped on a green dp and then colored with copics. The water and the fish have stardust stickles added. The red dots are nailhead stickers.
Hope you enjoy. 
I love receiving your comments.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tilda with Daisy

I haven't used a Tilda stamp in a while so I thought it was time to remedy that. 
Tilda is colored with copics. The pink flowers are also colored with copics to give a bit more depth and then all the flowers have a brown liquid applique in the center. Kids have so much fun with the stuff - watching it pop as it is heated. The lace on the dress has frosted lace stickles. The butterfly is a die cut from memory box with star dust stickles. The little butterfly border is from memory box. I cut the butterflies in pink and cut out the patterned paper with the same die cut and fitted the butterflies in the opening. The dp is Eva from Basic Grey. the leaves are a punch. 
Here is a close-up of the flowers so you can see the centers better.
I am entering this in the Sketch Saturday challenge.
This is the sketch

Sunday, July 13, 2014


I never seem to have sympathy cards on hand - maybe because they really aren't the kind of cards you want to think about making. However, right now I need a couple. I kept it simple as that just seems to me the way sympathy cards need to be. You want to give the recipient some sort of peace and one that is too busy doesn't seem to cut it.
So here is the first one I made.
I used a label from nestabilities to cut out the shape and then sprayed it with blue walnut ink over that I stamped the rose image from Penny Black. There is some star dust stickles on the rose as well. The strips down the side are washi tape. The white background is embossed with an embossing folder. The flower is from prima flowers with a silver brad through the two layers. I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Here is the next card:
Instead of blue walnut ink spray I used lilac walnut ink spray. I was surprised when I say the star dust stickles on the rose turned pink when it dried. Not sure it is a bad thing just unexpected. There are three gold nail head stickers on the top. The dp is from Basic Grey.
The words are from an old Angel Company stamp set.