Thursday, August 27, 2015


I'd like to share a card I quickly whipped up this morning.  This is more like the cards I used to make before I discovered Copics.
I masked off the center of a piece of white card stock and sponged SU! Bashful Blue ink on it.  Then I just stamped an image from an older SU! set titled Echoes of Kindness in black ink.  The sentiment is by Hero Arts and I decided not to do any coloring at all.  My larger panel is also just a piece of white paper that I sponged all around the edges with ink.  I embossed the smaller panel with a Swiss Dot folder and used the Basket Weave folder for the larger panel.  I matted everything with black card stock and I was done.   Thanks for stopping in today and I'll see you soon. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Home Sweet Home

Our youngest just moved into a new apartment so I thought I'd make her a card for the occasion.  I went right to my batch of images by Deedee Anderson and grabbed an image from her Home Sweet Home set along with the sentiment and went to work on this card.
I used the pre-colored version but added a little bits of color on the bricks just so it had my own touch to it.  I added her new house number with stickers found some red gems that reminded me of reflective spots on some roads.  The paper was from my stash and I used a border punch by SU! cutting on both sides of the strip.  That will do it for me today, Thanks for popping in for a visit with me.  I always appreciate the company.  See you soon.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Thinking Of You

Good Morning All.  My granddaughter will be starting two new jobs soon and I know she will be terrific at both, but she is a little nervous about it so I  just wanted her to know I am thinking about her while she is in training and to let her know I have all the confidence in the world in her.   She actually gave me this darling HM image so I thought it would be great to use it on her card today.
I found this piece of fabric type paper in my stash so I started there and decided to color the flowers to match the paper.  The image is cut out with SB square and scalloped dies and as you can see I added some gems from Pizzazz APlenty to dot the two "i's" and added three more along the side. They matched the pink in the paper perfectly.   I chopped the corners with a corner treatment punch from SU! and I was done.     Well thanks a bunch for your visit today and I hope to be back soon.  I am trying real hard to get myself back into a card making routine but for some reason things keep getting in my way.  

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Autumn Greetings

Hi, I've decided I'd better get going on autumn and holiday cards. I'm quite late but hoping I can play a little catch up in the next few weeks.
I used a Gina K image and colored it with Copics and then went over parts of it with my Prisma Color Pencils.  The sky is done with Bashful Blue ink and the sentiment stamp is one I received in a gift package and there was no manufacturer's name on the stamps so I'm sorry I cannot tell you who it is by.  The polka dot paper is from my scrapbook calendar and then I used a basket weave embossing folder on my orange panel.  That is all I have for today.  Hope it is cooling down a bit for everyone out there.   Thanks for popping in for a visit. See you soon.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Happy Birthday for Hubby

Good Wednesday Morning.  I'm here with a quick post of a simple card I made for Hubby's birthday.  Let me first tell you that two of his favorite things in this world are cheeseburgers and ice cream so I thought this image was just perfect.
This is a House Mouse image (Happy Hoppers) and sentiment. I colored it up with Copics and sponged around the image with SU! Certain Celery ink.  Mats are SU! Garden Green and the paper is from my stash.  Jack's favorite colors are green and blue so this year I went with green.  I embossed the banner with a hearts folder and punched out three hearts from a MS border punch.  Well that will do it for me this morning.  It is still very hot and humid here so I want to get things done early in he day while we can still breathe outside.  Hope you all enjoy your day.  Thanks a bunch for peeking in on me.  See you soon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Fall Basket

I'm back with another card I made using Deedee's August DOM set.  This time I went with the Fall Basket.  I used the pre-colored version and just added a little bit of Copic color here and there. It's hard to see but there is a bit of Wink of Steller on the bow and I used some gems from my stash and colored them chocolate brown with my Copic marker for the center of the flowers.  The little orange flower was also in my stash.
It is cut out with SB dies.  I've gone with both Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant card stock from SU! on this card. I embossed the Eggplant cs with a Swiss Dot folder.  I bit of gingham ribbon backs up the sentiment which is also from this set.   I just find this set so darn cute and I'll be working on the Christmas basket next.  There is still time to play along so please hop on over to Deedee's and have some fun with this great set.   Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful day.  

Monday, August 10, 2015

Masculine Birthday Card

I am here with a quick post sharing a card I made for my former boss today.  I kept it plain and simple, just his style.
I used an older SU! image and added a touch of color to the sails and made the clouds with Bashful Blue.  The birthday sentiment is also by SU! as is the paper.  It was cut out with square and scallop square dies from SB.  Thanks for popping in for a visit and I hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Raggedy Sisters

Hi, I'm here today to share a card I made with one of Deedee Anderson's newer sets titled "Raggedy Sisters".  I was an only child and only grand child, now I'm just the "old" one of the family.  LOL
I just adored this set and if I had a sister this would be a card I would make for her.

I decided to use the pre-colored version on this image just to save some time, but it also comes in a line version so you could do your own coloring.  I used a piece of paper I made a while back with alcohol inks.  The sentiment is also from this same set, but I'm thinking I might make some cards to send off to Cards For Hospitalized Kids using a more generic sentiment at a later date.  I also added a tiny red stick to dot the "i" in sister and a couple of white hearts from the SU Owl set.  Well I do hope you have a great day today and I would like to say thank you for paying me a visit.  

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Deedee's Digi Of The Month

I am here to share a card I made with Deedee Anderson's newest Digi Of The Month set.  This is a wonderful year round set and I have all sorts of card images in my head using this set so today's won't be the last you see of it from me.
This set includes a basket for all seasons and also an unfilled basket.  I used the pre-colored version of the summer basket, but added a bit of coloring myself with Copics because my printer acts up from time to time and doesn't give me great colors on the images.  As soon as you get a minute you might want to take a hop on over to Deedee's.  If you played along with us last month than you've already received this set and will, I'm sure, have as much fun with it as I am having. This is Deedee's Anniversary month so she has a great FREE offer to everyone so  head on over to Deedee' Digi's Challenge section now and check it out.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.    

Monday, August 3, 2015

Thinking Of You

Happy Monday Morning All. We are starting off the week with some heat, but no where nears as bad as last week, so I'm thankful for that.  I have just a quick post today with a card I made for a special friend.
I used a Hero Arts stencil with some Broken China ink of the bottom half.  Three strips of gold card stock and a sentiment by Hero Arts.  The image is a very old Stamping Up image that I purchased on EBay about 8 years ago.  I did stamp it twice and on one of them I did a tiny bit of coloring and found that I liked it better in black and white.  I then clear embossed it. A few scattered gold sequins for my finishing touch.  Thank you so very much for your visit today and I wish you all a great day.