Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tulips - Springtime is Coming

I am entering my first online challenge, the CMC Copic Challenge, Bright Fun Colors, Anything Goes.  I had already made this card when I saw the picture for the challenge and thought why not?  Check out all the amazing entries.

I used an free online digi, pink paper and ribbon by Bazzill, patterned paper by Nana's Kids. And of course my Sakura Gelly Roll pen! You must have sparkle!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Paint Your Life With JOY

This card was sent to my longtime friend, Shirley.  She gave me this stamp set Paint Your Life With Joy by Maybelle RO for my birthday and I just had to play with it,  I also was anxious to use my new Quick Cuts Nesting Lace Ovals that my husband gave me for my birthday. Colored under the new Ott light my son got me for my craft table!  Pretty good birthday if you ask me and those were only a couple of the wonderful gifts I got.

Other supplies:  patterned papers by Nana's Kids, white netting from Archiver's. Copic's: -do you believe my husband came in my room and counted my Copic's and figured out what I have spent on them, oh my,  I was even shocked.  He tried to do that with my stamps once and I chased him out!  You just have to love engineer's and how their minds work, I am married to one, both of my son's and daughter-in-law are engineer's. I am outnumbered, as a nurse my mind works different than theirs, different perspectives, balances things out and makes life fun.  Anyways Copics: G24,G82,YG83,Y15,RV02,RV11,BV02,B000,B02,YR24,E31-33-35.

I hope you enjoyed the card.  Thanks for all the kind comments you leave on my posts.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

CAS Card - Sponging a Layer

I saw a tutorial on Gina K on this technique for a fast one layer card - Sponging a Layer. It was quick and easy.  I used Ancient Page Sage ink for the sponged background. Flower stamp from Hero Arts, Leaves from Magenta, and saying from Great Impressions all stamped with Memento ink. Copic markers to color the flowers and leaves: Y35, YR04, YR09, and G24.  Ribbon is by Dashes Dots and Checks (Michaels).  Such a fast, CAS card, give it a try, it was a lot of fun! Mailed this one to my mom for no reason, just a surprise card!

Friday, February 24, 2012


We were sitting on the deck yesterday and our favorite ducks came by so we went out on the dock and they hung out with us for about 20 minutes.  When we moved here there was one white duck on the lake, and none of the other ducks had anything to do with him.  This past fall another white duck appeared and now these 3 ducks are always together. Aren't they beautiful?  If any other ducks come close the mallard chases them away.  Fun to watch.  Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Archiver's Class Cards

I took at class at Archiver's with my good friend, Shirley, and we made some amazing cards.  I put them in the order of my favorites.  Did not care much for the last one. What I liked was that we learned a lot of techniques that were new to us. When you've been stamping over 20 years new techniques are wonderful. We did muti-colored embossing, added glitter on top of embossing,  used distress stain on a combined clear and holographic embossed background, ribbon, and flowers, gathered ribbon on a card (can you believe I did not know how to do this, so simple - love it!).   Lot's of new things to add to my stamping!  I also played with  cropping my cards so you should be able to see details of my cards much better now, I'm amazed at how much the glitter shows up on these cards in the pictures. Let me know if you can see the difference compared to my previous posts, I did redo the picture on my last post. Enjoy the w/e and keep warm.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Blossoms & Blessings

 I sent this card to my chemo patient this week.  I just became a chemo card angel and the requirement is to send at least one card a week.  My good friend Shirley has been doing this for over 5 years.  My goal this year was to do something positive with my cards and this sounded like a good idea.  If you would like to find out more about being a card angel you can learn about it at: Chemo Angels:  It is a great way to help someone through a difficult time.
Copics : R05, R29, E02,E55,Y15,YG03,YG63,YG67