Saturday, July 30, 2022

Simply Flowers

 Hello friends!

I just can't enough of this wildflower stamp! I can't decide which of these cards I like more. 


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Ink and Brushes:
Salty Ocean: Scrapbook or Amazon
Lucky Clover: Scrapbook or Amazon

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Making Lemonade

When Life Gets Sour.... Sweeten it with Love (inside of card).   That is what Tilda says.   Well I did my best.  I have a bit of a "sour" experience coloring this card the first time.   When I was coloring Tilda's skin, my E13 marker spit a large blob on ink.  YUCK!  Well.... I refused to give up.  I decided to make lemonade so to speak.  I just darkened everything up and did my best to clean it all up.    

I think it turned out okay... but I really wanted to give it another try.  Thankfully my second time around my markers behaved themselves.  I think it turned out much better, but both are acceptable.  

I'd love to hear your stories.  How did you save the day from your blobs? What do you think? Was I successful. 

Can you spot my marker blob? 

Second Try--

Copics used for this project:  If you are looking to shop- best price I found

Blue: B00, B12, B14, B16, 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20,  OR E13, E34, RV34
White: C3, C1, C0
Brown: E31, E33, E35, E37-- used more darker tones on darker skin
Yellow: Y02, Y04, Y08
Green: G46, G43, G40

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Blood Pressure


If you follow my blog at all, you know I love summer.  I love everything about it, but my absolute favorite thing is listen to the waves crash into the beach.  I'm so lucky to live near the water.   

To create this card, I did a little stamp surgery to cut the sentiment away from the starfish/seaweed.  I used the omitting technique to create a multi colored starfish to compliment my sentiment.  I love the pop of orange with the bright blue


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Waves by Birch Press

Monday, July 25, 2022

S'More Fun

 Hello Everyone!  These guys are just so cute... I couldn't' resist.  They good enough to eat.  

Wine Glass- similar to what I used

Thursday, July 21, 2022



What do you and your family/friends do around a campfire?  Maybe that is one of those...what happens at the campfire stays at the campfire situations.  😂😂😂  


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Wine Glass- similar to what I used

Monday, July 18, 2022

Extra Sunshine

 Hi Crafty Friends, 

This idea has been floating around on pinterest.  I had to give it a try. It was a little tedious to glue on all the butterflies, but the end result is stunning.  I finished it off with a retired sentiment from FSJ.  

Butterfly Die- I used the cut outs.  I saved the frame for another project

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Lemon Jokester


Lemons seem to be really popular lately.  I will never understand why things go in and out of style.. but I couldn't help but jump on the bandwagon and color this guy up.   I made two versions of this card.   They are just so so so cute!    Which one do you like better?  

I made a video of how to color this card.  Click here to watch

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Squeeze sentiment is by Impression Obsessions
Fresh Squeezed Jokester House Mouse stamp

Copic colors are listed below

Copic colors used:  Best place to buy copics
Brown: E30, E31, E33, E35, BV20, BV23
Skin: E00, E000, E93
Yellow: Y02, Y04, Y08  or Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17
Ground: W3, W1, W0

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Field Flowers Three Ways

Hello friends! 

Wildflowers are just pretty.  I think they are technically weeds, but yet they have this way of captivating us.  I was instantly in love with this stamp.   I wanted to try to make a masculine card with it.  Can flowers be masculine?  I'd love to hear what you think.  


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Embossing folder is -Time Worn by Stampin' up

I wanted to try stamping on some patterned paper that I had in my stash.  I think I've had this for about 10 years.  I was so glad to see this paper finally get turned into a card!  Do you have that problem?
I used wood enamel dots on this one... Not sure how I feel about them.  I think I like the twine better.  What do you think?


Monday, July 11, 2022

Treasure Friendship

Hi there!  

I want you to meet Rosie and Bernie.  They are best friends and they go on all sorts of adventures together.   This is my first adventure with them... but it won't be my last.  I had so much fun, I'm excited to ink them up again.  

If you are coloring along with me, the copic colors are listed below.  I drew in the sand to give the treasure chest something to sit on.  


Rosie and Bernie Under the Sea

Copics used for this project:  If you are looking to shop- best price I found

Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18
Skin: E000, E00
Glass: B00
White: C3, C1, C0
Brown: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Yellow: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y26
Rainbow: R17, R02, YR02, YR04, Y15, YG13, B00, B01, V12
Sand: E00, E21, E53, W3, E04
Green: YG11, YG13, YG17
Orange: YR02, YR04, YR07
I used some gel pens to add sparkle to things

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Tropical Birthday Wishes


I've been working on some masculine or at least not-girly birthday cards.    I created a little jungle canopy.  It feels a little bit like a tropical oasis.  

Stamps are from Technique Junkies
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Friday, July 8, 2022

Celebrate Freedom

Happy Belated 4th of July!!

I hope you had a great holiday.  We spent the week at the lake eating hotdogs and watching fireworks.  Ryan got really into this year.  He was just so excited to see them.  Declan fell asleep about half way through the show (How do kids do that?).   I'm sure he will enjoy them more next year.  

We made these in class right before the holiday.  All the stamps are by Taylored Expressions.  It is a fun, fast, and beautiful card.  Happy Birthday to the USA! 

Thanks for visiting me today,

Wednesday, July 6, 2022



I love cards that make people laugh.  I think we can all relate to this one!  😂😂😂


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Friday, July 1, 2022

Beauty all its own

 Happy July! 

It has been tropical here in NY.  It is a perfect to celebrate the new release at Technique Junkies.  This is a corner stamp, but I was able to ink up a narrow panel in three shades of green.  I love the tropical scene it created.  I accented it with die cuts I had in my stash.   How do you think it turned out?  I love the summer look! 

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Check out all the cards made by other members of the design team:

Here is a quick look of all the stamps releasing today-