Tuesday, March 24, 2015


A stamp from Inspiration Obsession called Zenspirations, reminds me of the
wonderful zentangles that my daughter Jennifer draws.
I chose to use the flower design for a card to play along with the Monday challenge
on  the Simon Says Stamp Blog.
I used it as a background, stamping it with Memento - bamboo leaves.
The single flower was stamped with Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I added the color with copics and then fussy cut the image which I
then popped up on the center panel.
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bunny Hugs

I just got a new stamp from High Hope Stamps,
so that's what I'm playing with today.
You can check out their challenge HERE.
You may also notice that I was the lucky random
 winner for the February Challenge!
OK, back to today's challenge - Anything goes.
Here's the copics I used:
N0, N1, N2, N4, RV00, B000
Easter will be here before we know it!
'till next time,

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Paper Smooches

Here's the photo inspiration from this week's paper smooches sparks challenge:
You can check out their challenge HERE
Here's the card I created:
and the inside:
I used paper smooches  geo-graphic stamp for the dots and stamped it with
Stampin' up Bermuda Bay ink, then before I stamped it
I randomly  added a little Versafine smokey grey ink.
The cute zebra is from the paper smooches stamp called zoo crew.
Belated birthday wishes is from their stamp set called Birthday Sampler.
The conversation bubble is from My Favorite Things- Say What Die & Stamp Set.
The inside greeting is from laugh out loud stamps by Hampton Arts.
Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sophia's Birthday

Here is this week's colors on the color throwdown blog
Check out their blog HERE.
These colors are not my usual go to colors, but that's
what makes doing the challenges so much fun!
I needed a card for my granddaughters birthday this Sunday
so this is what I came up with:
This is a Mo Manning digital print. When I first saw it I thought of Sophie.
I colored her with copic markers and the sentiment is a paper smooches stamp.
Here's what I did on the inside:
....another reason I like digi stamps...I made her quite a bit smaller for the inside.
Thanks for stopping by today.
'till next time,

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Enough Snow already!

This is the card I made for the
The challenge was to add a little texture, so I used the
Simon Says Stamp stencil- Falling snow with white embossing paste.
Once it was dry, I added a little color to the raised snow dots with copic marker # b00
Next I adhered this panel to a blue top folding card base and cut out a circle through both layers.
I used a MFT die to cut out the conversation bubble around my own heart felt sentiment that I typed on the computer!
Here's the inside with the puppy positioned to peek out of the hole on the front.
Brr...still cold. I think I'll go back to making spring time cards!
Stay warm and happy.
'till next time,

Sunday, February 15, 2015

looking forward to spring

So, with sub zero temps outside my window, I find myself desperately
looking forward to spring!
Check out today's Paper Smooches Challenge.
I'm glad it is  Anything Goes so that I can do the spring thing!
I love this little bird from the Paper Smooches spring fling stamp set.
I call him Chester!
I kept the layout pretty clean and simple, with patterned paper on the bottom.
I used Copic markers
R81-pink flower
YR02 and YR68-orange flower and beak
YG13-leaf and little brush flicks to look like grass
FY1- Chester
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'till next time,

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

think SPRING

Today I'm playing along with the
High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Challenge # 152
You can check out their blog HERE
 I only have one High Hopes stamp.
( Christmas theme and I'm so NOT in the mood to make a Christmas card!)
The blog does offer one really cute digi stamp, so that's what I used.
What do you think?
I'm still not sure about the sentiment being cut out ....
but, hey...it's done already!
thanks for stopping by.
'till next time