Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hey Sweet Pea!

Hello friends,

There is a new card challenge on the House Mouse blog this week.  I used Pea Pod Nap to create this sweet card.   I had a hard time deciding what greens to use to color the pea pod. In the end I picked colors that match the decorative paper.   It pairs perfectly with this sentiment from Hero Arts (retired).    If you like snarky cards, I made an alternate version and posted it below.

Snarky Version of this card below! 

Copics used:
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03, YG67
Ground: W3, W1, W0
Shadows: W5, W3
Mouse: E35, E33, E31, E000, E00, E93

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Field of Flowers

Hello friends,

I used this bold alphabet by Altenew (click here) to create this Hello card.  I used foam to pop up the letters.  I really helps the letters pop off the background.    I used small flower stamps from my stash to stamp a field of flowers across the bottom of the letters. 

No copics today

Monday, May 27, 2019



Today's card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire.  I love the ideas of putting the hummingbirds around the sentiment and inlaying them.  I made one in white and then one in a blue green.


Green: YG09, YG06, YG03
Blue: BG15, BG13, BG11

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Fabulous, Fierce and Amazing

Hello friends,

I was playing with a new toy this week.  I discovered  Scribble Sticks (click here) through a friend Lisa Christenson.  She is an amazing watercolorist.  You can check out her blog here.   She made a few cards with them and I wanted to give them a shot.  They are so fun and easy to use.  My favorite part is the vibrant colors they produce. 

No copics today

Monday, May 20, 2019

Pop of Color

Hello friends,

 Who doesn't love rainbows?  I thought it would be fun to stamp the leaves from Altenew's Leaf Canopy (Click HERE) set to create a rainbow.   I think it adds a bit of happy to the card.

Copics used:
Red: R39, R29, R24, R14
Orange: YR09, YR04, YR02
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
Green: YG17, YG13, YG11
Blue: B02, B01, B00
Indigo: B60, B63, B66
Violet: V12, V15, V17

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Fish in a Box


I'm so excited to share this card with you.  I saw some similar ideas floating around the internet.  I wanted to give it a surprise pop-up box.  This was so much fun to make.  This little duck is perfect for this type of card. 

Copics used:

Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, E13, 
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR09
Rock: W5, W3, W1
Seagull: C5, C3, C1
Green: YG09, YG06, YG03

Monday, May 13, 2019

Happy Day

Hello friends,

I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.  I was lucky enough to spend the weekend with my  Mom.  My little guy made me a bouquet of flowers out of paper.   He still is too young to really understand what is going on, but it was really sweet.   I'd love to hear what special thing you did to mark the day.

I have a really quick card to share today.  Concord and 9th (Click here) makes amazing stamps that create a unique background.  I love how they turn out.  I used the stamp and coordinating dies to create this fun celebration card. 

No copics today

Friday, May 10, 2019

Extraordinary Manatee

Welcome friends,

This chubby manatee wanted to swim by and say hello.  I love the look on his fishy friend's face.  It makes you wonder what they were chatting about.  This is a simple and fun card.   The distress ink background really makes give it a watery feel.

Copics used:

Grey: N7, N5, N3, N1
Orange: YR09, YR07, YR04
Pink: RV10
White gel pen

Wednesday, May 8, 2019


Hello all,

Yikes!  It has been a while since I've posted.  I've been playing catch up this last week.  I went to the stamp convention the last weekend of April.  It was nice to visit with my husband's family and see my crafty friends. 

I used wax paper to create a resist background on cardstock.  I sponged over the paper with Distress ink.  The cross is by SSS.   I love the wonderfully elegant look.   I'm going to have to revisit this technique again soon.

No copics used today