Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Bear

Hi everyone. It is so good to be back. I have some exciting news!! Korin and Kim from Sweet' N Sassy stamps have asked me to be a guest designer for October. I have never done this before and am so looking forward to being part of such a wonderful stamp company. I have been busy creating and can't wait to share what I've been up to.
Today I want to share a cute little card that I made for a my friend's son a while back. I love this bear from Stampin' Up. He is from a set called Under the Stars.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Under the Stars
Paper: Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Georgia Pacific White, Roughing It designer paper from Moxxie.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen, Old Olive
Accessories: Copic Markers: E43, E44, E47, E49, C9, O, Wo, W1, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.



Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday

Good Monday morning. I am loving Memory Box designer paper lately and layered this beautiful piece with Pure Poppy, Brushed Copper and Chocolate Chip paper. I colored the image from 'Vintage Picnic' a Papertrey Ink stamp set, with Copic Markers and Spica Glitter Pens. The basket is cut out and popped up on another piece of the designer paper that I layered with Pure Poppy and Brushed Copper and cut out with Nestabilities. I wanted to bring out some more red and added a piece of Pure Poppy ribbon to the corner.

Stamps: Vintage Picnic
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brushed Copper, Pure Poppy, Memory Box designer paper
Accessories: Pure Poppy Ribbon, Octagon Nestabilities, Copic Markers: E30,E34, E37, R24, R27, R29, YG05. Spica Glitter pens and a white gel pen were used for hi-lights on the apples. The glitter doesn't show up very well in the photo but in real life it adds a wonderful shimmer.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you.



Sunday, September 19, 2010

Autumn Basket

Happy Sunday. My husband and I are celebrating our 29th anniversary today. Maybe that is why I love the fall so much. In honor of this special day I have created this card using 'Vintage Picnic' a stamp set from Papertrey Ink. It's a wonderful set that can be used for any season. I colored the image with Copic markers and sponged it with Distress Ink Antique Linen. The center of the flowers are embellished with Swarovski Crystals of course. I used Summer Sunrise and Dark Chocolate card stock for layering and mounted the matted image on Twiggy designer paper from Memory Box.

Thank you for visiting today and have a wonderful day.



Friday, September 17, 2010

First Fruits

Good morning. I love fall and right now it is apple season in Michigan so I thought that I would share this card with you. This is one of my favorite sets form Justrite Stamps. It's called 'Autumn Blessings Borders and Centers'.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Autumn Blessings Borders and Centers by Justrite Stamps
Paper: Pure Poppy, Wild Wasabi, Georgia Pacific White, First Fruits Designer Paper by Papertrey Ink Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen,
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Red Brads, Spellbinder Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Leafy Branch Embossing Folder, Fiskars border punch and Stamping Dimensionals.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today. I hope you a have a wonderful weekend.


I used R22, R29, R89 and a White Gel Pen for the apples and blended starting with the lightest color (R22) first then added R29 then blended where the colors meet with R22 and then added the R89 and blended where those colors meet with R29. After it dried for a couple of minutes I added the white hi-lite.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In Heaven's Arms

Good morning everyone. My card today is for a very dear friend who just lost her precious baby. I wanted a special image and found this wonderful Digi stamp from Michelle Perkett Studio. Michelle is a very talented artist who truly captures a mama's heart with this beauiful piece called 'Enchanted Slumber'.
I colored this image with Copic Markers: E0000, E00, E01, E41, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51, G12, G94, Boooo, B21, B23, Yoo, Wo, W1, O. I used Spica clear to add sparkle on her dress which you cannot see in the photo but in real life it adds a soft shimmer. A Gelly Roll Clear Star pen was used on the moon, her crown and their wings. This pen really adds a wonderful sparkle. I added Clear Swarovski Crystal to the flowers in the background. A Fiskars border punch was used to punch the design in the Brushed Silver paper. The image is layered on Marina Mist and Sage Shadow. This wonderful designer paper is from TPC Studio's Mediterranean Summer collection and is called 'Mirage'.

Love you Erin.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you.
Have a blessed day.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lady of Autumn

Good morning everyone. The other day I was blogging around and came across this wonderful place where beautiful ladies and enchanting fairies live. These gorgeous images are created by a very talented artist named Michelle Perkett and can be found at at Michelle's Etsy shop.
Please pay her a visit. You can also find her blog Enchanted Inspirations here. You will truly be inspired.

Card Recipe:
Digi Stamp: Earth
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye
Paper: Textured Brown, Brushed Copper, Georgia Pacific White and Memory Box Twiggy Designer Paper.
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Smooch Vanilla Shimmer Spray, Swarovski Crystals, Willow Satin and Orgundy Ribbon. Spellbinder's Scallop Edge Frame,

Thank you so much for stopping by today I really appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment. I love hearing form you. Have a wonderful day.



Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hello Pumpkin

Okay, could these little Sweet November stamps be any cuter? I Don't Think So!!! I love them. I just got my order today and cannot color fast enough. You can purchase theses precious stamps at All That Scraps, wonderful company! Here is my first card using them and I just had to share it with you.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Pumpkin by Sweet November and Hello Pumpkin by A Muse Artstamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Paper: Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Georgia Pacific White and Moxie Designer Paper 'Candy Candy Candy'
Accessories: Copic Markers, Spica Glitter Pens, Stampin Up Border Punch,Razzleberry Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Buttons from my collection and Stampin Dimensionals.

Can't wait to get back to my Happy Place and color. Thank you for visiting today.



Friday, September 10, 2010


Happy Friday everyone. I wanted to make a rustic Fall card. I used a Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder to add texture to my designer paper and sponge the raised lines with Distressed Ink Tea Dye.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Forest of Trees and Season by Season
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink Antique Linen and Tea Dye, Adirondack Espresso
Paper: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Whisper White and Amber Leaves by Karen Foster Designer Paper
Accessories: Flower Soft Autumn, Spica Chocolate Glitter Pen, Tim Holtz Wood Grain embossing folder, Antique Brass Brads and charms, Distressing Tool, Rustic Button Twine, Oval Nestabilities and Stampin Dimensionals.

I really appreciate you taking the time to visit today. Have a great weekend.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sweet Baby Girl

Thank you for stopping by today. I thought that I would make some baby girl cards to share with you. The first one is an Elzybells stamp. I love Elizabeth's images and am sad to see her close her store, but wish her well in her new endeavors. This little teddy with the butterflies is colored with Copic Markers and sponged with Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue and Sage Shadow while it was still in the Nestability. I added some sparkle with my Spica Glitter Pens. I know it doesn't show up in the picture but it looks so nice in person.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elzybells
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow
Paper: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Georgia Pacific White, Doodle Bug 'Cupcake Boutique Stripe'
Accessories: Copic Markers, E43, E44, RV000, RV11, Spica Glitter Pens, Lt. Pink Satin Ribbon, Rectangle Nestabilities, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Buttons from my collection and Martha Stewart border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and Stampin Dimensionals.

This card was made with a Stampin Up retired set called Everyday Celebrations. I used the same designer paper as the Teddy and Butterflies but changed it up a bit.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Everyday Celebrations and Welcome Little One.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Textured Pretty in Pink, Georgia Pacific White, Doddle Bug 'Cupcake Boutique Stripe'
Accessories: Copic Markers, Taffeta Lt. Pink, Oval Classic and Scallop Nestabilities, White Flocking, Pink Stickles, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you again for visiting today and taking the time to leave a comment. Love hearing from you.



Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Look Out World

Hello everyone, After a long weekend being with my family and spending time in my happy place, I have some treasures to show you.
This card was created for the Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge. Since school is starting this week for many of us I thought that I would celebrate that. I used 'Look Out World Cooper' stamp from Paper Pretties and colored it with my Copic Markers. I know that I tend to use a lot of different colors for an image but I just can't help it, there are just never enough colors for me. :) I hope you like it.

Card Recipe:
Stamp: Look Out World Copper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Distressed Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Really Rust, Cajun Craze, Georgia Pacific White, Bug-A-Boo designer paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, 0, W0, W1, C1, C3, C7, E0000, E000, E01, E07, E08, E15, E17, E19, E30, E31, Y0000, Y00, Y13, Y15, Y17, B21, B24, B26, Go7, and G12. Star, Rectangle and Long Rectangle Nesties. Summer Sunrise Ribbon from Papertrey Ink. Yellow brads, Distress Stickles Antique Linen for the ground. Gelly Roll Black Glaze Pen, Spica Glitter Pens and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I really appreciate it.



Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Good Morning. I made this card for a shoe box swap. I sometimes have a difficult time coming up with a man card that isn't fishing or hunting. I thought that this was a perfect image. This stamp is called "Tractor" from Serendipity Stamps. I really like this company because they have some very classic images. Please check them out.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Tractor form
Paper: Always Artichoke, Soft Suede,Whisper White and Graphic 45 designer paper.
Ink: Soft Suede, Always Artichoke, Distress Ink Antique Linen, Distress Ink Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Embossing Folder, Brown Satin Ribbon and Buttons from my collection. Rustic Button Twine from Papertrey Ink, Stampin Dimensionals. Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today. Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you. Have a wonderful day.