Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mimi's Heart

Mojo Monday 171.  For Christmas this year I received the Copic Airbrush system which I used for the background on the stamped image.  The little girl is Mimi's Heart from Penny Black and the sentiment is from a set by Our Craft Lounge.  Copic Markers were used to color the image which is mounted on paper from My Mind's Eye (Lost and Found). Spellbinder dies were used as well.  I used both sides of the paper and followed a sketch from Mojo Monday for the layout.  Hope You Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


This stamp set is the Elegant Autumn Swirl Leaves by Heartfelt Creations.  Kathy at Fond Memories in Walnut Grove was the inspiration for the design.  The leaves were stamped and embossed in white on Kraft paper.  The flowers are from a set called Posy Patch by Heartfelt with a clear gem in the center.  You could use flower gems to make the process go faster as I hand cut each of these.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers BV000 and BV00.  The sentiment is stamped in black.  I mounted the card on white.  Hope you enjoy

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ellie Time

Time to switch gears and think of different types of cards to make.  So here goes with a very simple little Valentine card.  The stamp set is Ellie Time from JustRite while the paper is from My Minds Eye.  I had tried a background using my new Copic ABS with the elephant but it didn't work out the way I wanted so this is what I ended up with. I colored the elephant and mouse with Copic Markers.  The elephant was cut out and placed on the CS. His vest was highlighted with a glitter pen. The hearts are from Hero Arts and the ribbon is from May Arts. A Spellbinder oval was used with the mouse stamp and Distress Antique Linen finished off the image.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holiday to All

HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL.  This picture of my bird feeder was taken out my front door this afternoon.  As you can see we are in a winter wonderland in Minnesota.  How perfect for the holiday season.  With this I wish all that check my blog a very Happy Holiday.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Warm Cocoa Greeting

Using the Hero Arts Cozy Moments stamp set I made this little box to hold a packet or two of cocoa.  A Spellbinders die was used to frame the cup.  I used my scor pal  (edit:  think it was at 4.5, 1.5, 4.5 and what is left is the flap on a 12 inch paper--width is your choice).  Cut a strip of paper to go around again using the scor pal to make a sharp corner, put some cocoa in, seal it and a cute gift is made.  This can be made or any time.  I colored the image with Copic markers and used distress ink on it too.

Wishing all a Happy Holiday

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Candy Cane and Mittens

Using the Spellbinder mitten die and again using the My Minds Eye paper I decided to try sewing two pieces together to create a mitten.  I added glitter paper for the cuff from American Craft and a gem from Hero Arts.  A piece of ribbon to make a tie and two little candy canes and I was done.    Hope you enjoy and a Happy Holiday

Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Time Tree

A quick card using a Hero Arts stamp from my stash colored with copic markers.  Add some stickles to the star and gems using the iRock from Imaginisce.  The paper is from My Minds Eye (if you notice I kind of used this on several cards posted here).  The sentiment is from JustRite using one of their new Spellbinder dies to make the tag.  The paper was cut using the Grand Calibur and the nesties that go with it.  Hope you enjoy.  Happy Holiday

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Foil Ornament

A simple Christmas card made using the Spellbinder ornament die and foil.  The silver was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder. (actually it is the red on the backside)   Art flowers from Hero Arts and a sentiment from JustRite finish the ornament.  A small gold bow was put on as a hanger.  The paper is from My Minds Eye.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter day in the country

This winter day in the country is made for a December birthday.  I decided to add a little flower soft to the card since the snow is falling and blowing in Minnesota.  The stamp set is by JustRite and the paper by My Minds Eye.  Copic markers were used to color the image which was cut using Spellbinder oval dies.  A few gems were added and the card is now complete to give to my son-in-law for his birthday.  Very  simple--just what he likes.  Hope you enjoy

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Sparky the Snowman

One of these times I will have all the cards I need for the holiday, but until then I will continue to share one here and there.  Sparky the Snowman is from JustRite.  Isn't he so cute.  He was colored with Copic Markers and accented with Flower Soft and distressed with Antique Linen.   The paper used is from Girls Paperie.  The sentiment from the same set was cut with one of the new Spellbinder dies created for JustRite.  Some twine, a button, a snowflake gem and oh a couple of pearls finish of this card.  Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Season's Greeting

Seasons Greeting to all.  This was a fun card to design.  I started with a red from Bazzill that was embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflake folder and then sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist. I then used a Spellbinder ornament die to cut the red.   I mounted this on a silver glitter pailette from American Crafts.  An embellishment from Girls Paperie finished off the ornament. The main paper is Wintertime "Snow" by Bella Road.  Season's Greeting is from JustRite.  A small ribbon was placed on the ornament and a red ribbon bow finished off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mojo Monday 168 Challenge

It has been a while since I did a Mojo Monday (168) challenge.  For this card I started with My Minds Eye "Holly Jolly" paper.  In my stamps I found this Santa from Artistic Outpost.  His hat, face, bag and coat were colored with Copic Markers and then everything was distressed  with Antique Linen.  I added a ribbon and  the snow globe from TPC studio "Christmas Village".  I decided to make my bow using the Bow Easy and added gems from Hero Arts.  Hope you Enjoy.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


A simple card using regular and grand nestabilities from Spellbinder.  The paper is from My Minds eye and the sentiment is Card Chatter from Close to my Heart.  Add a little distress ink and a bow and in a few minutes your card is done.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Xmas snapshot snowman

Xmas Snapshots by Penny Black.  Isn't this little guy cute.  Spellbinder dies, copic markers and some distress ink help make this card.  Use some cute paper, a little glossy accents and you have a cute card in a short period of time.  Hope you enjoy.  This card was made for Fond Memories.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Warmth and Love at Christmas

I am having fun sharing my Christmas cards with you.  This again is a very simple one.  I used a Spellbinder 16 label to cut a Christmas Nested Sentiment by JustRite.  Distress Antique Linen was added and this was mounted on red.  The paper is Wintertime "snow" by Bella Road.  The silver embellishment was added using my iTool.  A Martha Stewart punch created the lattice border and a silver grey bow was added.  Hope you enjoy my very simple card.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Miracle of Christmas

Searching for ideas on the internet I found this very nice folded tree pattern.  The paper is Holly Jolly Christmas Vine from TPC Studio.  The verse if from the JustRite nested sentiments.  I used a little Glimmer Mist on the sentiment, some sparkly paper, a simple bow and the card is done.  A little gem finishes the tree.  Hope you enjoy.

Holiday Mittens

These Mittens were cut using the New Spellbinder dies and the JustRite " Sparky the snowman" set.  The solid was embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and the red snowflake buttons are from TPC Studio "Christmas Village".   Copic Markers were used for the mitten colors.  Hope you enjoy

Saturday, November 27, 2010


A little window with some Flower Soft creates a nice card for this JustRite snowman.  I colored my snowman using Copic Markers and purchased the window circle at my LSS Fond Memories.   I added Flower Soft for the snow effect and then put this on Basic Grey paper with a border cut from a Spellbinders circle and scallop.  The mittens are the new set from Spellbinders.  This was all mounted on red for a fairly simple card.  Hope you enjoy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Celebrate the good times

JustRite Friday Challenge 045: Celebrate Good Times, Sponsored by Flower Soft!  For this challenge I created a Christmas card using JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments.  This was stamped, distressed with Antique Linen and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.  A border was cut from Spellbinder's Jewel Tones foil with labels 16 and embossed with snowflakes by Cuttelbug.  I attended a workshop at CHA  where we learned to use the iTool from Imaginisce so I used that to create the silver jewel effect on the stamped sentiment.  I added a pretty double sided bow (red and silver) from May Arts.  All of this was placed on paper from Cosmo Cricket,  Hope you enjoy


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Winter Mittens

How simple to create a little holiday card.  A JustRite snowman and sentiment from their new cling line and a Spellbinder mitten die are the focus of this card.  Copic markers, a little Antique Linen distress ink, some twine and paper of your choice. Add some Sparkly Fluff from our Craft Lounge for the snow, a few black beads for nose and buttons and you have a simple little card.  Isn't that snowman adorable.  Hope you enjoy

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Kisses

A cute stamp by Penny Black.  Spellbinder dies and Copic markers were used to create this card.  The paper is from Girls Paperie.  I think I have used this on many different cards this year.  A little Sparkly Fluff from Our Craft Lounge was used too.  Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Northwood Cardinal

Northwood Stamps has this very nice cardinal stamp.  I used it with the new Spellbinder Lacey Square die.  The paper is from Girls Paperie and Bazzill.  Copic Markers make it so easy to color the image and add a little glitter on the snow to finish off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

A cardinal holiday

Heartfelt Creations comes up with some of the prettiest designs.  I copied this from their site.  I fell in love with this stamp at CHA and just had to have it.  This was stamped some time ago and is so simple.  Copic markers (many of them) , a little Stickles, some gold and red cardstock help make this a fun card to do.  I used a small paint brush to apply the stickles.The cardinal is stamped a second time and layered for the finished look.   Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vintage Christmas

The JustRite Challenge 044 is a color challenge sponsored by Spellbinders.  The colors are Navy, Gold and Rust.  The paper I selected is from Graphic 45 and highlights these colors.  A solid from Bazzill helps finish off the card.  A toy soldier from the JustRite Vintage Christmas set is colored using Copic Markers E08, Y21, B97 which are the challenge colors plus CO, C3, C5, E00 and Spica Gold.  The sentiment is from the Christmas Nested Sentiments by JustRite. The ribbon was a May Arts white which I colored using Copic E08 to get the right color to correspond with my card.   Spellbinder circles, large scallop circles and a tag helped finish off the card.  Hope you enjoy.  (edit:  Thank you JustRite for selecting this card as the Challenge 044 winner)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sympathy Nested Sentiments

JustRite Friday Challenge 043: Show Your Support   

This card (an inside/outside) was made to honor a very special person in my life.  I lost my Aunt (age 95) last night so this card is for her.  Thank you to JustRite for having the perfect stamps for me to use.  The card was made using Spellbinder's labels 15, beaded ovals and an oval on the outside with Deepest Sympathy from the new JustRite Sympathy Nested Sentiments.  My paper is from WeR Memory Keepers "Merry January Branch".   I used both sides of the paper along with solids from Bazzill.  I continued the card to the inside and used Labels 10 and another sentiment from the Nested set.   Pearls from my stash were used on both the outside and inside along with a little Distress Antique Linen and a ribbon from May Arts. 

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Day in the Country-JustRite Challenge 42 Two Looks

This week's JustRite Friday Challenge #042 is a sketch, sponsored by Inchie Arts.   A Day in the Country is JustRite's new Cling set.  I thought this would be perfect as a fall card or perhaps that masculine birthday you need at times.  The new cling stamp just perfect.  Copic markers (to many to name) were used for the color. I used the Spellbinder squares  for my main cuts.   I decided to use the leaves from the set to make a border, mounted on brown by Bazzill and green by Paper Cuts.  The stripe is from Imaginisce: Dino-roar-Petrified Wood.  I added a little bling from AMuse to the main image.  Distress Ink Antique Linen was used in this project as well.  Not being happy with my leaf version of this card I also did it with a plain border.   I do hope you enjoy my very simple cards.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Groovy Snow Person

I really like this set of stamps from JustRite as you can see.  I plan to use it for several of my holiday cards.  This one was made with a little challenge from a friend to incorporate a doily into the card.  I did this by painting glitter glue on it which is hard to see in this picture.  The paper is from Graphic 45, the coloring is Copic of course and Spellbinders for the cuts.  I think the ribbon is by May Arts.  Hope you enjoy

Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn Colors

JustRite Friday Challenge 040: Colors of Fall, Sponsored by Flower Soft!   The JustRite challenge this week is to use fall colors.  Well I used burgandy, orange and gold to create this card.   Using a Spellbinder 15 die I cut Bazzill gold and then  stamped the sentiment  from Natures Nested Sentiments with Memento Rich Cocoa.  The edges of this were distressed with Aged Mahogany.  Next I cut Bazzill gold and burgandy with a Spellbinder 16 die to make the framing.  This was mounted on paper from Graphic 45 and mounted on  burgandy card stock.  The ribbon was white from May Arts and colored using Distress Inks:  Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Peeled Paint randomly.  The inside(posted to the above right) was stamped on gold with another sentiment from the Natures Nested Sentiments.  This was cut with a Spellbinder oval and mounted on orange cut with a Spellbinder oval scallop.  The corn is from Autumn Harvest and  colored with Copic markers R29, R89, E07, E08, Y08, Y38, YR04, YR18 and distressed with aged mahogany.  Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Winter Whites and Greens

Winter Whites and Greens is a stamp set by Penny Black.  After making this card I entered it in their Octoberfest challenge.  The image was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored with Copic Markers.  A silver glitter pen was used on the flower.  The image is mounted on a rectangle cut with Spellbinder.  The paper is from Graphic 45 "Carol of the Bells".  The ribbon is from May Arts.  Merry Christmas was stamped and then cut with a Spellbinder tag.  The green paper is from Bazzill.  Distress Ink "Antique Linen" was used on both the image and the sentiment.   Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Give Thanks

This week's JustRite Friday Challenge #039 is all about giving thanks and challenges you to make a Thanksgiving or thank you card or project!  I decided to make a simple Thank You card.  You always need these in your stash.  I used two sets from JustRite to complete the card:  Favorite Occasions Set and Baroque Nested Frames and Occasions.  I used both sides of the Imaginisce paper Go for Baroque.  A small piece was embossed with the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy and then cut with Spellbinders Labels 15 to frame my image and sentiment.  Distress Ink Antique Linen was added as well.  The flower is from Bazzill and the tack from K& C Company.  Copic Markers were used to color my image.  Hope you enjoy

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Be Jolly

Be Jolly is a stamp set from Our Craft Lounge and was used for this simple card.  I made this card for my LSS Fond Memories at the Creamery. (check their blog out at Copic markers were used for the coloring followed by OCL Sparkly Fluff to give the impression of snow.  Bazzill card stock was used along with "Merry Christmas" paper from My Minds Eye.  A new Spellbinder mitten was used for the "Believe in magic".  A Martha Stewart punch "Modern Garland" finished off the card.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Trick or Treat

JustRite Friday Challenge #038, sponsored by Copic, is to make a fun Fall holiday 3D project!  This could be Halloween treats, Fall decorations, Thanksgiving table decorations, etc. using your JustRite stamps.  So I found a cute pattern for a purse bag on the internet (free)  ( and decided to make a treat bag out of it.  The only Halloween stamp I have is from the JustRite Favorite Occasions Set so a pumpkin it would be.  I used Spellbinder circles to cut and emboss the stamped images.  Well my pumpkin with the help of my Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge became a spider on my bag.  The paper is from The Girls Paperie and the ribbon from my stash (might be May Arts).  I then decided to add a small band using again paper from The Girls Paperie and just the pumpkin image from the JustRite Set around a piece of candy that will go into the bag.  I used the following Copic Markers to color the two images E35,  E41, E99, Y08,  YG95, YR04, YR07, YR65 and 110.  (I get a little carried away in my colors)  I used Distress Antique Linen on both images.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 27, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge #037

This week the JustRite Friday Challenge 037 is a sketch challenge.  I decided to use "tinsel and twig" from Girls Paperie for my paper with the solid from Bazzill.  The focus stamp is from the JustRite Christmas Nested Sentiments with a little pinecone colored with copics enhancement from the Holiday Cheer set.   Snowflake gems from Hero Arts were mounted on a strip that was cut with the Martha Stewart modern garland punch.   A small Hero Arts snowflake is mounted on the circle that was cut with Spellbinders.  The dotted border is the back side of the main card paper.  A red stickles  berry was added along with a little Star Dust stickles on the pinecone itself.  A glitter pen was used on the ribbon and a green ribbon was added from May Arts.  Hope you enjoy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Joy this Christmas

Today's JustRite Friday Challenge #036 is to use this color combination plus you were to add an embellishment you have made.

Easel view

For this challenge I decided to make an easel card using the Justrite Christmas Nested Sentiments as the focal point.  This was stamped on ivory paper with Memento ink and then cut with a Spellbinder octagon die.  A Black frame was cut and mounted on the ivory paper.  The octagon was mounted on paper from Cosmo Cricket from their Mitten Weather Mini Deck.    The fleur was made  freehanded using Amuse pretty pearls black.  The flower was cut from the Cosmo Cricket paper and the ivory card stock with the large scallop dies from Spellbinder and crumbled.  The edges of the flower were distressed with Ranger Distress Black Soot and held together with an ivory pearl brad from American Crafts.  A clear button was mounted over a cute little snow lady colored with Copic markers from the JustRite Holiday Cheer set and placed on Cosmo Cricket paper to add a little festive touch to the card.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the lattice on the base. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Heartfelt Creations

I just had to share this card which was made using a design similar to one from Heartfelt Creations the maker of the stamps used.  This is a new company at my LSS Fond Memories and they are so much fun to use.  I made this card for Fond Memories.  A simple card using Copic markers, A Spellbinder oval and Paper Cut paper.  Three stamps were used (and I do not have their name) to finish the card. To finish off I used a little Distress Antique Linen and some Sparkly fluff from Our Craft Lounge.   Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Xmas Snapshots

Xmas Snapshots by Penny Black was made using the Mojo 155 sketch challenge and the Shabby Tea Room Challenges.  This card was made with The Girls Paperie "Tinsel and Twig" paper, Copic Markers and Our Craft Lounge "Sparkly fluff-Sugar"  I stamped the image with Memento black and colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a large scallop Spellbinder die.  I used Ranger Distress "Antique Linen to distress the image while still in the die.  The white on the hat was enhanced with the Sparkly fluff as well as the snow on the greeting tag.  The ribbon was from my stash.  What a simple card.  Must have been as I made two posts today.  Hope you enjoy.

JustRite Friday Challenge 035: Christmas in September

JustRite Friday Challenge 035: Christmas in September is sponsored by Spellbinders.  The challenge is to make a Christmas/holiday tag with your JustRite stamps.  Spellbinders dies are the PERFECT tool for making tags -- most any of their die shapes work great to make a tag shape!  (But they are not a requirement for this challenge). For my project two JustRite stamp sets were used:  Holiday Cheer (the front image)  and From Our House Set (back of the tag).  Graphic 45 has an 8 x8 Christmas Past pad that I selected two patterns from.  This is great for when you have a paper you really like but the image is to large.  Several companies are coming out with these pads for making cards.  Several Spellbinder dies were used to complete the project. Two new sets were used:  Heirloom Ornaments and Beaded Circles.  Other Spellbinder dies used included a portion of an older snowflake, scallop circle and a square.  Ranger Distress, Antique Linen was used on the edges.  Copic Markers were used to color the images.  I selected a gold ribbon, a small gem stone and a glitter brad from my stash to finish the tag.  Since this is a tag I have finished  both sides.  Hope you enjoy