Sunday, August 30, 2015


Hello.   I just noticed I haven't posted in six weeks.  All I can say it has been a  busy summer and I haven't been making many cards.  I do miss getting crafty so hopefully soon I will get back to making a card now and again.

I have a card I made last week for the current Power and Spark challenge on Power Poppy, Shabby & Chic.
I used Power Poppy's Countryside Bouquet Deluxe and colored with copics.  The edges of the layers are distressed. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Copics: B000, B00, BV000, BV01, E21, E23, R20, R21, R22, Y32, Y35, YG61, YG63, YR21, YR24, YR27

Monday, July 13, 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hello I am back with another card for Art Impressions Create with Christmas challenge: to use Christmas stamps...but not for Christmas!
For this card I used Ugly Sweater set.  To get the sweater "non" Christmas I stamped on some copy paper and cut it out creating a mask and then using a Misti I was able to line up the image and the mask so that I would get a stamped image without the Christmas decorations.  For the jingle bells on her shoes, earrings and pom pom on her hat I used some painters tape that I cut to fit and put it on the stamp while I inked it up and then before stamping I removed the tape and it served to resit the ink.  I then had to do a little touch up with a fine black marker to fill in the gaps left by removing the Christmas parts of the stamp.  I colored the whole image with copics and finished the sweater with some white dots with a Pit Pen.

Thank you for stopping by,
 Copics: BG32, E13, E50, E51, N1, N3, N5, R32, RV19, Y26

Happy Birthday Snowman

Hello I have a card I made for Art Impressions latest challenge  AI 163 Create with Christmas: to use Christmas stamps...but not for Christmas!
For this card I used Art Impressions Christmas For All set.  I decided to break out my dusty Prismacolor pencils. 

Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


Happy July!

Today I have a card I made for Art Impressions current challenge to use Red, White and Blue
I love the girlfriends from Art Impressions and this is my latest set called Cheer Set.  I added some small rhinestones between the numbers that disn't show up well in the photo.

Thank you for stopping by,

Copics:B000, B21 B24, B41, C7, E13, E15, E50, E51, E57, R21, R22, R24, 27, R30, R32, T1, T3, YR21

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Fishy Birthday Card

Hello,  I just noticed that it has been almost a month since I last posted.  It has been a very busy May and so far June to.  Hopefully things will slow down some with school getting out soon.  I have made a few graduation cards that I have been meaning to post.  Look for them soon. 

On Sunday I finally had a little crafting time so I created this card for Art Impressions current challenge cards with movement.
The stamps are from Art Impressions Deep Breath Birthday.  The movement on my card is the fish, he is on an Action Wobble.  I wish you could see him in action as he looks so funny bobbing back and forth as he is trying to blow out the candles.  To add additional movement to the card I made it a shaker card.  I recently purchased several packages of sequins and this was the perfect time to use some of them with a little glitter thrown in for good measure.  Now when making a shaker card you wish to add glitter to make sure you have a good complete seal with your foam tape. Don't ask how I know this.  I finished off the cake with some Stickles as you can never have too much sparkle in your life, or on your face, hair and anything else you come into contact with for the next 24-36 hours. 

Thank you for stopping by,
Copics: B39, BG10, BG11, BG13, C3, E35, Y15, YR20

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Flowers

Here is a card I made for Power Poppy's Power and Spark challenge for May; Cut it Out.  This is another of the great daffodil images in Power Poppy's Daffodils set.  I sure enjoy coloring these beautiful flowers.  I don't have a Silhouette so I fussy cut OUT the flowers so don't look to close.  I am also entering this card into Just us Girls Word Week challenge to use twine.

Thank you for stopping by.
Copics: B00, B02, BV0000, BV01, BV04, C1, C3, G21, Y000, Y11, Y13, Y17, Y23, YG61, YG63, YG67

Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Flowers

Power Poppy's Power and Spark challenge this month is Pop of Pastels.  This is my entry for the challenge.  I used one of my newest Power Poppy sets, Daffodils for this card.  Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers.  Growing up we lived next to a field that had wild daffodils every Spring.  I always enjoyed picking them and of course adding a little food coloring to the water.  I hope you are starting to see Spring were you live. 

Thank you for stoppig by.
Copics: BV0000, BV01, BV02, E31, Y000, Y11, Y15, Y26, YG17, YG61, YG91

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thinking of You

A card I made for two challenges.  The first one is for StampTV is a color combo of white, black and red.  The second challenge is for MOJO Monday's sketch.  I love their sketches and haven't played in a long time.  I used Theresa Momber's newest set Elegant Florals 2.  I love the queen anne's lace and couldn't wait to use it.  I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

It's Your Birthday!

Hello, I made this for a couple of challenges listed below.

I used Cake Popper from Art Impressions.  Isn't she fun?  Such a fun image to color.  The dp is some old Stampin' Up paper I have had forever.

Thank you for stopping by.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Art Impressions: #156 Spring Colors
Sweet Sunday Sketch #263:

Copics:B41, B45, E21, E23, E50, E51, G40, G43, R05, R30, R81, RV34, T1, W1, W3, YR24

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Go For The Gold~Thanks

Hello and Happy Monday!!
Today I have a card I made for Power Poppy's Power and Spark Challenge for March which is to Go for The Gold.
I used Dynamic Duos: Glads & Gerberas to create this card.  I used gold as a subtle accent with some fine gold thread and and gold frame around the flowers.  Unfortunately gold it hard to photograph and it doesn't show that well in my photo.  The paper is My Minds Eye, Happy Day.  The yellow dots are some that I made using pearlier beads and they are strategically placed to cover up three ink smudges, shhh it is our little secret.

Thank you for stopping by,
  Copics: G40, G43, R35, R37, Y15, Y17, YR21, YR24, YR61, YR65, YR68

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wendy's Birthday Blog Hop!

Good Morning!

When Wendy Wyman was just 4 years old, she announced that she was going to be an artist when she grew up.  Many years, and many sketchbooks later, she had earned a BFA in Graphic Design. 

For the next 11 years found Wendy worked in advertising, freelancing, and ran a printing company. 

And then it happened...Wendy's mom became a stamping addict, and the rest was history!  It was Wendy's mom's encouragement that led her to turn her illustrations into fine art rubber stamps.

Wendy's husband, Bill, was also looking for a career change, and jumped at the idea of learning a new skill.  

And 1996, Wendy Wyman, and her husband Bill Welsh established Repeat Impressions Stamps.  Each stamp is designed by Wendy, and manufactured by Bill in their home workshop!

Today, the design team for Repeat Impressions, the Rock Stars, have joined together
with a special hop for Wendy's Birthday!

We all created ATC's for Wendy. They were mailed to Cheri, one of our Rock Stars, who has created a wonderful album for them, and sent them on to Wendy.

Wendy, you are one of the sweetest, and most generous people we know.
As a 'boss', rarely do we find ourselves on a team that is more professionally run,
or more organized!  You are so understanding of our personal issues, and it's a joy to work with you and your products!

We want to wish you a very Happy Birthday!
We look up to, admire and respect you.
May your day today be filled with love and laughter!

And remember....the more candles you have, the bigger the wish you are allowed!

Here are my ATC's for Wendy:
Please hop along to see what uber-fabulous projects my fellow Rock Stars have created
for Wendy!

Thanks for hopping with us!  If you have a minute, please go to the RI blog, The House that Stamps Built, and leave Wendy a bit of Birthday love!!!

I would like to wish Wendy the Happiest Birthday!! Also I would like to thank Cheri and my former Rock Star teammates for including me in Wendy's birthday gift and hop.
 Butterfly ATC:
                Stamps: Butterflies from Lighting Bug Set, Happy Birthday, A Birthday is..
               Copics: V22, V25. V28
 Hello ATC: 
               Stamps: Daffodils, Happy Hello
                Copics:B0000, G43, Y13, Y15, YG67

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

29 Again?

Hello, it has been a few weeks since my last post.  All I can say is that I have had a complete lack of any creativity at all.  As a result I couldn't motovate myself to make anything or even pop in for a quick post.  I am happy to say that I think the gray skies are clearing as far as my mojo is concerned.  On to my post.
I created this card for Art Impressions latest challenge Vintage Vibe.  I admit this is out of my normal card style and found this to be a true challenge.  In fact my first attempt is in the bottom of my trash can.  So vintage not being my style left me with very little items to work with.  So I improvised and used 29 Again? Set from Art Impressions and went with it.
Thank you for stopping by.

Copics:BG90, BG93, E21, E50, E51, R32, R81, R83, T1, T3, W0