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
Thanks for stopping by.
'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,'s done already!
thanks for stopping by.
'till next time

Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Baby

My great-great nephew made his way into the world this morning.
That inspired me to make this card:
Here's the inside:
I 'm linking this to the paper smooches sparks challenge blog.
I used the paper smooches -A Little Lovin- stamp set, it's one of my fav's!
You can get more info about this card here   in my splitcoaststamper gallery.
Thanks  for stopping by.
"till next time

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thanks a Ton

This week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog (HERE)
the challenge is "Anything Goes" and they are showcasing Clearly Besotted Stamps.
As luck would have it, I have a stamp set from them that I haven't got inky yet....
so here's what I created:
here is the inside:

and supplies used:
versa color- celadon
Nestabilities- classic ovals large
Clearly Besotted Stamps- Whale Done! die collection
MFT Die-namics-catch a wave
cardstock and printed paper from my stash
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,

Friday, January 9, 2015

Just Chillin'

Hi!  It seems like forever since I've posted!
Today It's really super cold and snowy. A great day for
staying inside and making a card.
I made this card to play along with the Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoaststampers.
The challenge was to make a card using the Wrinkle-Free Distress technique
for the background. You can find the tutorial HERE.
Making the background was fun.  To finish the card I stamped the ice fishing bunny
first on the background piece and then again on white cardstock which I then colored and cut out and layered over top the stamped image on the pretty background.
Here's what I did for the inside:
Still left lots of room to write what you want.
Here's the supplies I used:
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stay warm!
'till next time

Saturday, December 13, 2014


I'm still making Christmas Cards and tags, however today's card
is for a special cousin's birthday this week.
and this is the inside:
I used My Favorite Things gifting fun stamp set and
the gifting fun Die-namics and sweet stack labels Die-namics.
This is a CASE (copy and share everything)
of Barbara Anders who is one of the MFT design team members.
You can check out her card HERE!
Thanks for stopping by.
'till next time,