Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sweet Treat for You

Hello! How is everybody doing today? The sun is shining, the temperature is mid-70s, and the rain has disappeared. I'm a very happy lady right now!

Today's card is for the Mod Squad Sweet Challenge. I chose a cupcake stamp by Penny Black; the sentiment is from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. I colored the image with Copic markers and added some ribbon from my stash. After taking this picture, I went back and added a little bling. Sorry I didn't do that beforehand! (You ever look at a creation and think about it for a day or two before going  back & adding something? Me, too!)

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Hello everybody! I hope your day is going well. Hard to believe another week is almost over! The sun is shining today, and the temp has cooled just a bit, so I'm happy!

This card was created as a Design Team Member for The Outlawz Paper a la Mode Challenge. The guidelines were to create something inspired by a movie. I saw this Digi by Rick St. Dennis and immediately thought of Cinderella. The ribbon and background paper are from my stash, and the sentiment is from Gina K Designs. I used a Spellbinders die for the fancy oval frame; the image was colored with Copics.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again soon!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday Stripes

Hello everybody! How are you today? I hope your week has started off on the right foot. It's still raining here in North Carolina. I'm getting used to the dark, dreary days. At least it gives me a good excuse to stay inside and create cards!

I have another card for you that I created for the Mod Squad Challenge, which requires stripes. I love this paper from Gina K Designs. It's from the Red Carpet Pure Luxury Patterned Paper Pack. The stamps are from the Birthday Hoot stamp set, also by Gina K Designs. The images were colored with Copic markers, and the balloons were coated with Glossy Accents. I also used Wink of Stella pen on all the images.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Friday, September 12, 2014


Hello everybody! How's your day coming along? The weekend is is the rain! It's lightening and thundering, too. yuk.

This card was created for the Mod Squad Challenge that requires stripes. The paper for this card is from Gina K Designs Wisteria Lane Pure Luxury Patterned Paper Pack. The stamp set is from Gina K Designs Vogue Vases 2, illustrated by Theresa Momber. I paper pieced the vase.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again real soon ~

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Birthday Collage

Hello everybody!!! Hope your day is going well.  This week is going FAST...but the weather is staying the same, no matter what day it is.

This card was created after seeing somebody else's card that's very similar. I WISH I could REMEMBER who that was, but I can't. I apologize, and if it looks familiar to you, please SPEAK UP! Let me know if it was yours and I'll be glad to give you credit.

I'm usually not one to put a lot on my cards, but this design really caught my eye. I love the stenciled background, spritzed with yellow, orange and green inks. Adding the balloons and sentiment on top was a great idea, and I'm so glad somebody thought to do that. I thought the stars were extra special.

Stamp sets I used are from Stephanie Barnard's Stamps of Life. The stencil is from Tim Holtz.

I hope to hear from you soon, especially if the design came from YOU! Your visits and comments mean the world to me, and I appreciate your coming by very much. Take it easy, and have a good day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Christmas Set!

Hello everybody! I apologize for being absent for so long. I decided to follow your advice and work on some Christmas Card sets! I have several Christmas stamps I've never used, so I brought them all out and got to work.

Obviously, I stuck with traditional red and green Christmas colors. Like I said in my previous post, I have a HUGE stack (well, not so huge now, thank goodness!) of paper in these colors that's quite old, and I felt it was about time I used it.

I tried to add just a little bling to each card, sticking with the red and green colors to go with the white. Everything was colored with Copic markers, which bled a little here and there due to the poorer quality of paper. (This was NOT Gina K paper, for once. There's a big difference, I've learned.)

The lighting on these pictures isn't the best. The weather outside is changing--darker days and cooler temps make it harder to get good light for a quality photograph.

The ribbon I used is from a bundle of 24 rolls of various ribbons by American Crafts. I felt so guilty for buying this much ribbon last year I kept it wrapped up until now! To my defense, it was on sale!

I have no idea who made the rubber stamps. Some are blue, and I purchased those from a friend who was selling them through a catalog. If any of you recognize what that would be, feel free to jump in and tell me who makes them.

Thank you all for suggesting I do this. I've had a lot of fun this week creating different cards while using the same colors of paper. This might just be mass produced even more. (I have about 10 cards so far, which isn't that many, I realize.) It's great to put all this stuff to good use!

Now, to find some challenges for all these cards....

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon~

Sunday, September 7, 2014


I know, I know, I know...too early for Christmas?! Well, if it weren't for Darnell's wonderful NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) #2 Challenge, I wouldn't have done this just yet. She's just too good to turn down!

These stamps have been in my craft room collecting dust for several years. Can't even tell you where I got them, but I can bet they're from Michael's or AC Moore's Dollar Bin. The sentiment is from Hampton Art Stamps, and the image is from Sugar Loaf. The paper is old, too. It came from one of those mega collections you buy all at once. Red, White and Blue was all it had in one pack. Nothing could say "Christmas" more! 

At any rate, I finally tried a card I've had in my head ever since I bought them, and I think it turned out all right.

The trim was cut from a Martha Stewart punch, and the images were colored with Copic markers.  I added some little tiny gems to finish up the card.

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend. I appreciate you coming by and visiting. Your comments mean the world to me. I hope to see you again soon!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Hello everybody! Hope your week is coming along all right. Can't believe it's half over already!

This card was created using the Emboss-Resist Technique. I first inked the ivory cardstock with Gina K Designs inks in Honey Mustard, Fresh Asparagus and Ocean Mist. Then I heat embossed the leaves across the page before adding Dark Sage ink on top. All this was layered onto Turquoise Sea and Black cardstocks. The layer on top has one leaf stamped in Dark Sage and outlined in B00 Copic Marker. I placed that on top of one GKD black and white ribbon.

I enjoyed creating this card after watching one of Gina's videos at her site, Gina K Design's Stamp TV. I entered this into their Mix It Up Monday Challenge, and also

Curtain Call Challenges which requires leaves.

Thank you for stopping by today! I appreciate your comments and visits very much, and I hope to see you again soon!