Saturday, October 18, 2014


Today I'm sharing a card front I've been too lazy to add to a card base. How lazy do I have to be, anyway? The image was colored a few days ago and I didn't know what to do with it until I saw some inspiration at the split coast stampers gallery and decided to keep it simple. I'll add this when finished to a split coast stamper challenge for Hope You Can Cling To, a challenge about things you can hang on to. In this case, it was the basket handle that meets the challenge guidelines.

I don't know which Copic colors I used because I went and lost the scrap of paper I jotted them down on. The image was colored based on the back of the cling stamp by Penny Black; thank goodness they show a colored image for me to copy, otherwise I'd have been lost at coloring this beautiful image!
I used a really old Provocraft embossing folder. It might be called spots and dots if I remember correctly. The white card stock is by SU! and the black by PTI. The jute is by Tim Holtz. I used some star dust stickles on the blue flowers, but the picture doesn't show.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Slightly improved version of the previous card:

I added Studio Calico wood veneers colored with gelatos and a black mat instead of hand doodling. Used the same stamps and colors and adhesive pearls. 
Supplies: Copics G07, YG67, B01, B02, B05, B06, B18
gelatos by Faber Castell
stamp is by Penny Black from a set called flower festival; sentiment is from Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee set
also used Stampin' Up! white card stock and PTI black card stock

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Just a quick "just because" card.
Details to follow.
I'm entering in Sentimental Sunday's Bling it Up challenge #227

Here's my card:

Monday, September 29, 2014


Today I am sharing a card I made just because. I'm practicing my wow factor and the placement of lots of embellishments. I believe that to be successful I will have to switch to larger, square cards. The cards I see and love are packed with beautiful flowers and lots of tidbits. What to do with these cards? Well, they're for sale if anyone happens to like one of mine enough to want it. Just let me know.

I'm entering this card in The Pink Elephant: TPE270 anything goes challenge.

Here is my card:

Supplies used: 
stamp: Wild Rose Studio-in the meadow
paper: Papertrey Ink-spring rain; Fancy Pants Design-hopscotch; neenah solar white card stock
embellishments: everything except the paper rose is by Prima; the paper rose is by Spare Parts
Copics used: RV0000, V09, E43, E44, G05, G07, Y08, Y11, R81, R83 R85
ink: Memento-tuxedo black

Thursday, September 25, 2014

1 out of who knows how many :)

Today I'm sharing a last-minute card made for a baby shower. So happy I got to use papers that are years and years old!

supplies used:
papers: Brown card stock is by Papertrey Ink, and I used unknown scraps of kraft and green card stock for the die cuts. The patterned paper is Fancy Pants Design Baby Mine collection.
embellishments: Prima wood embellishment; flowers are by Spare Parts (hobby lobby house brand)
ink: Prima in Branch Bark
stamp is by Fiskars
dies: birds by Impression Obsession; small garden sprig by Poppy Stamps; embossing folder is by Darice

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

masculine birthday

I think I'm going to start numbering my posts again so I don't have to come up with post titles!

Today I'm sharing an easel masculine birthday card.
I'm entering my card in:
Papertake Weekly: Oh How Cute :) challenge-share a cute project
The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #78-birthday project
Sentimental Sundays #225-easel cards

Here's my card:

Pardon the funky coloring; I'm so out of practice with my Copics! And I'm also using some cheap scraps of white card stock until I get some Neenah solar white in the mail. Can't wait! The ink bleeds like crazy if you just use any old card stock. 

Supplies used:
stamps: Wild Rose Studio-Fergus
paper: Papertrey Ink-Spring Rain(?) card stock; Kaisercraft PP843 patterned paper
embellishments: My Mind's Eye green rhinestones
Copics: G21, G24, G28, C0, C3, C5, C7

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

masculine card

I hope this card helps the recipient smile. It's for someone special to me, and he's been preoccupied lately. That's what card making is all about, isn't it? Bringing smiles to others?

I'm entering my card on Crafts 4 Eternity R#194: my style. I'm back with this other entry of my cutesy style. I wish I could outgrow the style, so I'll be practicing with a vintage look for other cards in the future.

Here's my card:

Supplies used:
stamps: Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee sentiment, Wild Rose Studio's Fergus with Poppy
ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
paper: for the card stock base (not visible) I used Papertrey Ink in Spring Rain, and the patterned papers are from Kaisercraft's PP843. I love when I get to use patterned paper!
Copics used: G00, G20, G21, G24, G28, BG70, BG72
embellishments: My Mind's Eye green adhesive rhinestones

Hope you liked it!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A cutie of a card!

So I am in love with The Greeting Farm stamps. It's impossible to get a card wrong when their stamps are involved. This was my first time coloring the hair of one of the beans in such an outlandish manner, and I LOVED it. I am saving this pic and the colors used in my creative journal/idea book.
I'd created the background three days ago and I was just waiting for inspiration to strike and help me decide which image to use. I figured the Twinkle Bean image just suited the funky, fun background I'd created with all the layering and the use of the 5th & Frolic collection by American Crafts. Seriously, I strike gold like 9/10 times I create a card with those papers. Something about the collection just inspires me to no end.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity R#194: My Style -- I believe my style is for the most part cutesy. I've done a bit of vintage but I struggle with it. Mixed media is sometimes fun but I hate the mess! So I go with cute and layered. This card has 7 layers on top of the base card!

Crafty Catz #247: Pretty Women -- Well, my image speaks for itself. Isn't the Twinkle bean the prettiest ever? I don't have grown-up women stamps, so I hope this is allowed!

Shopping our Stash Weekly SOS #169: Who's Who -- We were to use a photograph or person image. I don't believe I have realistic photograph stamps, so I went with the person image interpretation.

Now for the card:

Supplies used:
stamp: Twinkle Bean by The Greeting Farm
papers: card stock is Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up and Hawaiian Shores by Papertrey Ink; patterned paper is Dear Lizzy by American Crafts, the 5th & Frolic collection.
embellishments: cartwright's sequins in lt. ocean blue green, a scrap of lace, Studio Calico wood veneer shapes
Copics used: Y0000, Y13, YG23, YG25, G00, R83. I only used the R83 and the Y13 on the hair, and through some early-morning magic it came out ridiculously awesome. 
Ink- Prima in Branch Bark, which is what I had handy on my desk. I stamped a bit messily so had to fill in with E57 Copic.

I'll note I'd have used stickles if I had any :( Miss those things, man!  So, I hope you liked the card. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

double 12x12 layout

OK, so today I will share a double 12x12 layout. I bought the kit from The Scrapbook Diaries . If I had the money for it, I'd so buy many more of their kits, because the pages are just absolutely amazingly beautiful. I chose this particular kit because of the beach theme and because of the colors in it. I'll be stapling these to cardboard, really thick cardboard, and framing them and then hanging them on my room. I chose pictures of my two girls, a Golden Retriever and a Pembroke Corgi, as they were playing at the beach. I'd actually printed out a collage photo with lots of different-sized pics, but it got partly damaged, so I cut out the pics I could save and incorporated them to my layouts.

I am entering my layouts into The Pink Elephant's TPE268 (use any sort of embossing--I used embossing paste with the polka dot stencil) and Charisma Cardz lace and pearls challenge.

Here are several shots of the two pages:

Supplies used: 
Well, I can't be too specific because I grabbed lots of things from my stash. Apart from the materials from the kit, I used this washi tape with shells, and I also used several other products from the Prima Seashore collection which I purchased to go with the kit, some Dreamweaver glossy embossing paste, a polka dot plastic stencil, white gesso, and a scissor to distress the edges of the pages. 

Thanks for looking!

I'm back!

Oh my, I sure took a long hiatus from crafting! Things went pretty crazy. First I fell out of love with everything I was doing and packed away my things, then I moved out of the blue, leaving my things behind, and had to wait for them to be mailed bit by bit, and then I took even longer to set up everything back to how I like it. Now I'm finally crafting little by little. I seem to be in a super funk, so if anyone wants to share images with me, I'd so appreciate them! I seem to be completely uninspired by the stamps I have.
Since I was so out of practice with coloring, I decided to use a sentiment and a bracket stamp with colored inks. I tried coloring in a stamped image I had in my stash, and it did NOT come out pretty! I have to practice practice practice with my Copics.
Here is the card I made:

Since I was feeling so down, I went for a rainbow of colors on it. As you can see, there is no focal image. That's too much for me to handle, being so out of practice. But I hope it's cute anyway!
Supplies used:
ink- Versamagic in Aquatic Splash and Pixie Dust
stamps- Verve VS-09-PJ013 (the sentiment); Fiskars "accents"
paper- card stock is Pink Pirouette by Stampin' Up!; Hawaiian Shores and Spring Moss by Papertrey Ink; patterned paper is by American Crafts Dear Lizzy: 5th & Frolic. That is a favorite collection of mine, and so are several others by the Dear Lizzy line. 
embellishments- Cartwright's lt. ocean blue green sequins; maya road wooden embellishment; random white roses from my stash (they're whiter in person!)
others- dies: the leaf is by Prima Marketing and the sentiment is on a Nestabilities Labels 1 cutout 
the butterfly in the picture is also by Prima for Sizzix

Thanks for dropping by! Next, I'll be posting some a double 12x12 layout made by a kit I purchased online, so be on the lookout!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

42-47 of 100

So I went on a mini marathon of card making last night. Did six cards for Operation Write Home. I also pulled several from my stash to send to them.

Here are the new cards I made:

They are pretty CAS. I used Teresa Collins' Stationary Noted collection and some Prima notecards, and JustRite's grand sentiments set, antique linen Distress Ink, and some clear rhinestones. 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

41 of 100

Supplies used: Basic Grey's Soleil pad, SU! ivory card stock, antique linen Distress Ink

40 of 100

Supplies used: Garden Fairies stamp set by Flourishes, Soleil by Basic Grey paper pad, american arts velvet ribbon, SU! ivory card stock, crushed concord distressed ink

39 of 100

Here are the copics used on project 39 of 100.

Other supplies are diamond and lavender stickles, Soleil by basic grey paper pad, oval nestabilities, corner rounder punch.

38 of 100

I am soooo behind. Been really down lately, and hadn't touched crafting stuff for over a week.
Here's card 38 of 100 projects.

Sorry I don't have supply list at hand. Will post about that later. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

37 of 100

And another magnet.
The coloring's a little funky here. The angle threw me off. Oh well, guess I need to practice even more with the coloring.
Copics used: Y15, Y26, Y18, Y13, R32

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

36 of 100

More magnets!

I had another paw print magnet which I didn't laminate, and it's now looking pretty worn out and faded. This one I decided to laminate to preserve it. I'll make a set of 4 paw prints after I buy more magnets. Copics used: B95, B95, E01, E000, C1, C00, R11, R12, R43.

35 of 100

Today I'm sharing project 35 of 100. I made two more magnets! Now I have a big set of Golden Retriever magnets on my fridge, lol.

I used Copics R46, Y13, Y15, lots of Y19, Y26, E55 and E57.
Stamps were images from a friend, and can be bought here and here. I also used a xyron and laminating cartridge, and magnets. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

34 of 100

Hi all!
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays challenge #193 is to use buttons, bling and sparkles.
Simon Says has a have a heart challenge.

Here's a close-up of the glitter on the wings of the sticker.

And here's my card:

33 of 100

Hi all!
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly has an anything goes challenge.
Sentimental Sundays challenge 193 has a sparkles, bling and buttons challenge.

How much fun I'm having with Bobunny's zip-a-dee-doodle collection! I also used aqua rhinestones, Diamond stickles on the zig zag, and half a doily. I even used the packaging from the Bobunny embellishments. 

31 of 100

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says has a have a heart challenge, to use a heart.
Papertake Weekly has an anything goes challenge.
Sketch Saturday had sketch 296 as a challenge.

Here's my card:

Again, I used everything from Bobunny's zip-a-dee-doodle collection, plus some aqua rhinestones and diamond Stickles on the tiniest heart. 

30 of 100

Hi all!
I'm entering this card in Simon Says challenge have a heart, to use a heart somewhere in your creation.
I'm also entering it in Papertake Weekly's anything goes challenge.
The third challenge I'm entering it on is the sketch challenge #296 at Sketch Saturday.

Here's my card:

All the supplies are from BoBunny's zip-a-dee-doodle collection, which I had been hoarding until now. I'm just in love with it, and might purchase the full 12x12 kit if I can find it.

Friday, February 7, 2014

29 of 100

Whoa, am I behind! I was in the middle of a move, but am now settled down and back to crafting.
I'm entering this card into Papertake Weekly's anything goes challenge. I even used one of their sketches, sketch #85.

I used a paper pad that I love and barely touch. It's BoBunny's Country Garden Collection. I thought it fit the image, which I already had out on my desk. Image is Penny Black's fairy sweet by Mo Manning, and comes in a clear set. Copics used are: YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG17, YR000, YR00, E11, E13, E15, BV01, BV02, Y13, Y15, Y38. I also used an orange sequin and rhinestones, and a flower by Prima. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly, 28 of 100

Hi all! I'm entering my card into Papertake's challenge, a sketch challenge where we could use any of their sketches. I chose the featured sketch, #86, but flipped it and added some embellishments. Here's my card:

Supplies used: Basic Grey Soleil papers, pink rhinestones, Prima flower, The Greeting Farm's glimmer bean stamp, Ranger Distress Ink in frayed burlap, Copics E47, R22, Y21, Y23, RV10
Teeheehee, I'm forcing those unappealing papers into submission! 

27 of 100

Here is card 27 of 100 projects. 
So here's a story behind this card. I bought this paper pad, Soleil by Basic Grey, through the internet. I didn't get to see the whole pad before purchasing. Turns out it is so not to my taste. I love two or three patterns out of the whole pad. I almost threw it into the donation pile, but I had already used a sheet or two and felt funny donating that. So I pulled out some of the uglie…I mean, the patterns least to my taste, and cut them up into bits and pieces. VoilĂ ! Instant card. Easy peasy! I added some rub-ons to tone down all that was happening on the pattern in the back. The rub-ons are ancient ones by Stampin' Up!
The moral of the story is to support your local scrapbook stores. Buying from the internet is sometimes a miss. 

26 of 100, SOS 136

this is project 26 of 100. I'm entering it in Shopping our Stash Weekly's challenge 136. The challenge was to make a project with an outdoor theme.
Here's my card:

I didn't do much with it. The paper is from DCWV. I used two sheets of the same paper so I could cut out the bird and pop it up with dimensionals. I also cut out some branches from the second paper and added them to the paper, and added a barely visible sentiment rub-on by SU! It says "thinking of you". 

Monday, January 27, 2014

25 of 100

And here's another magnet with a super sweet image. I made a little scene out of if and added a wood veneer. Yes, I adore my dog. She's my furry child and my only happiness. The stamp pretty much sums what I do to Sophi, which is smooch her all the time!

It's laminated, but I also used Tattered Angels glimmer mist, the clear one. The veneer is by Freckled Fawn.
Copics used: E57, E59, E000, E00, V15, V17, Y26, Y23, Y21, RV00, RV000, G07, B02

24 of 100

This is project 24 of 100. I altered my computer! I bought an aqua case for it, and the washi tape matches it perfectly. I colored another of the dog images to match my Golden Retriever, Sophi, added a cut-out doily, and voilĂ !

Copics used: Y21, Y26, E86
other supplies were doilies and My Mind's Eye washi tape
Layering more than one doily helps make them less translucent.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

23 of 100

Oh, I'm so behind on these projects! Anyway, here's 23 of 100: a set of magnets!
Again, these images were sent by a friend from SCS. I'm in love with these. I think the coloring on the Golden is better this time, but I still need to practice way lots to get it right. I went with the darker golden colors to match my dog. The little girl is me, or at least colored to look like me. They're stuck on the fridge already in this picture.

Copics used: E77, E79, E000, E00, E84, Y21, Y23, Y26, B95, B93, R12, R21, R11
Magnets are ProMAG magnets with foam adhesive which I got at Michael's. These can be cut with big scissors, as I had to so it wouldn't show behind the little girl. They're square inches. I also used my Xyron 500 and laminator cartridge.

Friday, January 24, 2014

22 of 100

Hi all!
Today I'd like to share a project I made for myself with a SCS friend's image. She sent me these beautiful stamped images with a girl and her dog, and they reminded me so much of my beloved Golden Retriever and myself.
Now, the coloring of the dog is kind of funky. I need to practice how to color a Golden Retriever, especially mine, who has darker shades. Also, the laminating just won't go on without lots of wrinkles. I used a xyron 500 with a laminating cartridge. Maybe I need to get myself an actual laminator?
I didn't want to make a card for myself; instead, I colored the image, added some soft patterned paper and a white mat, and laminated the whole thing. If it fit in my wallet, I'd carry it around! However, since it doesn't, I'll either make it into a magnet or just pin it somewhere in my room. If I found a frame for it, that'd be even more perfect. However, it's a pretty nonstandard size. This project, with all its mistakes, is absolutely dear to my heart, and I won't forget the kindness from the person who sent me the image to play with.

Supplies used: stamp can be purchased here. I'll be looking for a sale to add these to my collection.
The white card stock is textured white colorbok, and the patterned paper is from the Soleil collection by Basic Grey. Copics used are E77, E42, R12, R32, C00, C0, R22,Y23, R21, E40, E79, E55, E53, E84, E04, R11, V22, BV01, BV02. The nestabilities is labels 20.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Archivers haul

I rushed in the day I found out the discount was up to 40% off everything. I don't think they discounted the extra 40% off the things already on clearance, but I still got away with a huge haul.
Here are pictures:

Looks like I am gravitating towards aqua this year. 
I might drop by Archiver's again if I have some spare money in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed there are still things left! I would get a bigger selection of paint daubers and washi tapes and ribbons. If there are any pretty, reasonably priced 12x12 kits, I might spring for a few of those too, since I plan on going into scrapbooking. 
I wish they had silhouette cameos left… yeah right! They probably flew off the shelves when the discount was only 25%. I have lots of steel dies which I hope to use way more often when I move and have a cutting station where the grand calibur can be placed permanently.

fancy CAS valentine, 21 of 100

Hi, this is project 21 out of 100.
I'm entering this card in CAS on Sunday challenge 25, with a lovey dove theme,
Pink Elephant's TPE234 to use pink, red, and other color (black in my case),
and Paper Players #179, to do a one-layer valentine.

Supplies used: Prima Doll stamp, Copics RV14, RV13, R08, R14, R17, R01, white gelato, Freckled Fawn wood shape, red and pink rhinestones, Copic multiline 0.5, stamp abilities script background stamp. Lazy me hadn't properly cleaned the stamp, so I stamped with very old remnants of Brilliance in black. Kind of looks like gray because it's so faded. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

19 and 20 of 100

Hi all!
I'd like to share two scrapbook layouts I made. These are projects 19 and 20 out of the 100 I plan to make in 100 days.
I confess it's two layouts on a page, one in the front and one in the back. I used, Simple Stories—Vintage Bliss collection for the most part. I love the bright, cheery colors. I'd bought it a while back after using some sheets I had bought separately. When the first sheets were gone, I knew I had to buy more of this collection, so I got a 12x12" kit and the 6x6" paper pad.

I complemented the collection with a sheet of Teresa Collins polka dotted paper and another sheet of hers, the one with the bingo cards and the numbers. It was way too bright, and it would've kinda been obnoxious, so I toned it down with white gesso on both sides. Other supplies used are Studio Calico wood butterfly I covered with washi tape, other veneer which I colored with a gelato, other washi tapes, metal clips I had in my stash, doilies, and sticker elements from the collection.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

18 of 100

I believe the patterned paper is from the Fancy Pants Design To the Moon pad, and the journaling half-circle is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection. I used The Greeting Farm's Saturday stamp, which I colored with Copics. The stars are from Studio Calico, colored with gelatos, and the sentiment sticker is by Teresa Collins from her Stationery Noted collection.

17 of 100

I apart from the Bobunny papers used, I used Studio Calico wood stars which I colored with Gelatos, and kept on using the Teresa Collins alphabet stickers for the sentiment. 

16 of 100

This card uses papers from Fancy Pants Designs "To the Moon" collection, and the alien sticker is from Bobunny's "Blast Off" collection. 

15 of 100

I went with Fancy Pants Designs patterned paper here. The little star is from BoBunny's Blast Off collection, and the "Hi" is from Teresa Collins' "Stationery Noted" collection. I added some Stickles to the smoke trailing the rocket ship.