Monday, May 31, 2021

THANK YOU. Thank you very Much!

 Hello friends, 

Recently Stamping Bella released some "Oddball" stamps.  The eyes on these guys are a little weird but they are cute in their own way.  My favorite on the group is the Elvis stamps.  The accompanying sentiment is perfect for cardmaking.    I'm not a huge Elvis fan, but I can't read the sentiment without hearing Elvis's unique voice say it.   I have a few more of these oddball stamps.  I can't wait to ink them up.  

As always I'd love to hear what you think,


Copics used:

White: C5, C3, C2, C1 )
Black: N10, N8, N6
Red: R37, R35, R32
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Glitter pens

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Warm Thoughts Coffee Cup


Over the last year or so I've slowly reorganizing my stamp room.  I was sorting some stamp sets this week and stumbled across this stamp set from Mama Elephant.  I forgot I had it.   The "Warm" stem stamp is just so stunning. I couldn't wait to ink it up.   I usually make these cards during the colder months, but we drink coffee in the summer, right? 

The coffee cup is stamped onto polkadot paper.  I cut it out and used dimensional dots to raise it off the card front.  I added a few red hearts for a pop of color.  It is a super simple design.  I hope you like it too!

Copics used:

Shadow under cup: E44, E42, E40

Monday, May 24, 2021

Waving Hello

Greetings friends, 

Before diving into the card (pun intended).  I have some administrative news.  As many of you know there is a "follow me by email" feature on this blog (look to the right).  Blogger changed how this feature works.  I did my best to transfer all emails to the new program.  However, things are never easy. You may need to re-subscribe to the blog.  It is the easiest fix to the problem.  Let me know if you have questions or have problems.   Thank you all for following along! 

CARD INFO:  Let's Dive in!

Making "Hello" cards are some of my favorites.  They are nice to have on hand for the things that pop up.

I wish the camera picked up the details in the background of this card better.  The blue "water" was created using a variety of colored spray inks.  I used a light, medium, and dark blue, silver, purple, and  green spray to create a background panel.  The color moves on the paper, blending together to create a unique panel.  As a bonus the inks have a fine glitter mixed in.  When the panel dries it has a subtle shine. I used snow drift die to cut the blue and a white panel.  Even though it is meant for snow drifts, I thought it added to the watery feel of the card. I inlaid the blue panels into the white frame.  The rest of this card was really simple.  I put this super cute snorkeling bear in the scene. 

Wave Border

You can kind of see a shine n this photo. 

Copics used:

Bear: E30, E31, E33, E35
Red: R39, R37, R35
Yellow: Y15, Y13, Y11
White gel pen

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Nailed It


I'm still working on building up a stash of masculine cards.  This card was inspired by my dad.  He is really into carpentry.  At the moment he is remodeling his entire kitchen.  He is building his own custom cabinets.  I'm thinking about using this as his Father's Day card?  

I thinking about making a pink version of this card to celebrate all the women who rock the tool box. What do you think?

Copics used:

Grey: C3, C1, C0

Blue: B00, 0

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Sprinkled with Love

 Hello friends, 

I'm slowly getting back to stamping.  It takes me about a week to create a card.   My crafting time is limited to baby naps.  I know it will get easier as he gets older.  Besides, he will only be small for such a short time.  I don't want to miss a minute.    

This is my first foiling card.  The camera doesn't fully capture the shine of the tiny blue hearts. They are so pretty.  I created them using heat foil.  It is my first attempt at this technique.  I had drooling over a foiling machine for awhile, but didn't want to make the investment.  I happened upon a good sale and it just hopped into my cart.  

Materials used:

Copics used:

Bear: E00, E11, E13, E15
Bunny: C2, C1, C0
Red: R37, R35
Orange: YR07, YR04
Yellow: Y15, Y13
Green; YG17, YG13
Blue: B02, B00
Purple: V12, V15
white gel pen

Friday, May 14, 2021

One Sheet Wonder-modified

 Hello friends, 

I started these cards months ago.  I'm easing my way back into stamping by finishing up projects that have been lingering on my desk.  I made 40 cards in this series.  I made them all using an old technique called One Sheet Wonder.   

It is the idea that you can make 8 to 10 cards from one sheet of decorate paper.  This statement is a little deceptive. You need a lot more than one sheet of decorative paper.  You need cardstock for bases, accent strips, paper for sentiments, and embellishments.   

This technique was popular about 20 years ago in stamping.  It faded from popularity, but it recently resurfaced.  I modified the pattern a little bit, but the idea is still the same.  I made multiples of each design.  What a fun way to rebuild a highly depleted card box!   

No copics today

Monday, May 3, 2021


 Hello all, 

 YIKES!  I've been a ghost on this blog for almost a month.  I'm so sorry.  I miss you all.  I miss cardmaking.  I'm slowly getting my groove back.  Declan is having a little bit of a hard time adjusting to life outside the womb.   He is struggling with colic.  Thankfully it is not as bad as what Ryan had.  That experience taught me that it will get better.  If he follows Ryan pattern, it will improve at the 3 month mark and be disappear by 6 months.  My Mom has been an angel. She visits often to help me get some sleep and keep my sanity.  

Between the tears, I've managed to capture some special photos.  I hope you enjoy.  I miss all of my cardmaking buddies.  I hope to be back to my stamp table soon!