Thursday, June 30, 2011

Life is better...

This is card two for the Summer Card Camp.  I used the same  paper as in my first card.   I tried the technique that was demonstrated to us by Jennifer McGuire.  This is a Window Card that I used an acetate and Staz-on Black for the sentiment.  The flowers are embossed in white and then colored with Marvy markers.  I added a button to the larger flower.  The inside of the card was stamped and heat embossed with a flourish from my stash.  I added pearls colored with an orange Copic marker on several of the embossed flowers. Hope you enjoy.

Stamps:  Hero Arts “Dotted Flowers:” and “Live Life”
Paper:  Echo Park and Neenah White
Inks:  Staz-on
Embossing Powder:  White 
Markers:  Marvy
Gems:  Pearls colored with Copic Marker Orange
Other:  Spellbinder Oval dies

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi.  I have signed up for an Online Summer Card Camp Workshop and this is my first post to it.  This is a color challenge.  You can see this weeks colors to the right.  This seems like it is going to be a lot of fun and I will be able to share ideas with you. The base of the card is the Bazzill blue which is hard to see in the picture. I then added a rim of purple followed by the DP pink.   With this card I layerd the rim of the pot.  You can see this in the picture below.  I also added a little glitter pen to the pot and flowers.   Hope you enjoy.

Paper:  Echo Park-Bella Road “Summer Days”, Bazzill
Stamping Bella “Pot o Flowers”
Hero Arts “ Live Life”
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers:  Copic-- BG 01, BG 10, RV 55, Y 38, V 15
Dies:   Spellbinder Ovals Ribbon:  May Arts

Thursday, June 23, 2011


There is always time for Friendship is a stamp from Hero Arts and was perfect for the purpose of this card.  The card is also being entered in The Shabby Tea Room challenge for this week.  It is an inspiration challenge from the photo to the left.   The pearls are from Kaiser while the lace is Maya Road. and a ribbon from May Arts overlays it.  The tissue paper flower was cut with a Spellbinder Large Scallop circle and then distressed with Fire Brick and Antique linen.  Each of the 3 sizes that make up the flower were cut 8 thick and a brad was used to hold them together. The gem in the center was a find in a button bag.  Spellbinder Labels 20 and Grommet tags were used for the sentiment tag.  Simple and hope you enjoy.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Brthda 2 U is from an older set by Cornish Heritage Farms.  This is from the GM Series and is perfect for a special birthday in our family this coming week.  The card began with stamping in Memento Rich Cocoa the strip with Camaro,  This was then masked and the Impression-Obsession background image was stamped to create the paper for this card.  The Happy Brthday 2 U was stamped then cut out and applied to the card.  The Camaro was stamped and colored with Copic Markers (FB2, C1, C3, 100), cut out and then pop dotted on the background image.  This was mounted on a Bazzill blue and brown to create the final card.  Very simple.  Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Heart Basket

This basket was made for Joan's Garden Summer Weekly  Challenge.  The pattern for the basket is provided.  Just hop on over to Joan's Garden and you will find the link.  I used Kraft paper which I then stamped a JustRite Butterfly Garden.  I decided to use my Prisma Pencils to color this.  The ribbon for the edging and bows are from May Arts.  The pink pearls are from Amuse that I used on the edge of both the front and back.  The three flowers by the sentiment (from the same JustRite stamp set) were colored with a Copic Marker and are from Maya Road.  The flower and handle are from My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose".  The handle was punch with a Martha heart border punch. I scored the flower at 1/4 inch with my Scor Buddy and accordian folded it.  The brad is one I purchased from CTMH.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Born Wild

This cute stamp is from Penny Black.  Copic Markers were used to color this cute little guy.  A glitter pen was used to add a splarkle which is hard to see in the picture.  A Spellbinder oval was used to cut the DP.  The inner blue was hand cut by tracing the inside of the oval to make athe blue frame.  The paper used for this card is from We R Memory Keepers "Yankee Doodles.  The Happy Birthday is from the JustRite "Happy Everything"set.  A very simple card.  Hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Happy Anniversary

This special card and envelope are made following a tutorial by Becca of Amazing Paper Grace.  Stop over to her site to see the directions.    The butterfly stamp is from Unity Stamp "Dream Big"  and the sentiment from the JustRite "Happy Everything Set".  Copic Markers were used to color the butterflies.  A Spellbinder die was used to cut the scallop edge.  Pearls and Gems plus ribbon and lace help finish the envelope and card.  Hope you enjoy.      

Maggie in summer

Maggie in summer is designed by Mo Manning.  For this card I tried something different:  a digital image.  This little girl is soooo cute.  She was colored with Copic Markers, cut out with a Spellbinder Oval and distressed with Antique Linen.  The paper and button used is from My Mind's Eye "Stella and Rose".  The ribbon is from May Arts and was colored with a Copic Marker.  A simple card that is 5 x 7 in size.  Hope you enjoy