Friday, December 3, 2010

Snowflake Joy…

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Here’s another Christmas creation. It’s another Papertrey bonanza. Paper and stamps compliments of  I hope to have those coffee bags ready for you to see by Monday. Things are hectic here as usual this time of year. I am busy, busy busy but never too busy to appreciate all the blessings that have come my way. I am so filled with JOY for the family I have, for my healthy children, for my loving husband, for my pregnant cousin, for my amazing friends,for my fellow craft lovers who so generously visit here each day, for the people who make my life what it is. This card, while simple, epitomizes the joy they all bring into my life. The simple joy of the love they bring each and everyday. I hope that each and every one of you who read this message feels that joy, both this season and throughout the year. Count your blessings you’ll find that they are much greater than your burdens. Find your joy and hold on to it. May this season bring you all you hope for.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas Wishes..

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This is another card created for Christmas giving. My ADD only allows me to make so many of one card. So at Christmas I often make several different cards to send out to friends and family. I place them all in a basket and send them to people on my list who I think will enjoy them the most. The images are of course all Papertrey Ink. The DP is from my Christmas Stash. I hope this offers a little inspiration today. December is almost here.. and you know what that means.. It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year. I hope you Christmas Season is filled with all the things that fill your heart with joy. Stay tuned for more Christmas Goodies. I am working on some cutie pie Coffee Bags to add to the Christmas Cookie “baskets” we give out every year..


Monday, November 22, 2010

Christmas Blessings

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Hey ya’ll! It’s great to be back. Having a teenager and a busy volunteer schedule is not conducive to blogging regularly. Between all the things my youngest is doing and all my new volunteer duties I am trying to find time to craft and unfortunately blogging is what has suffered. Forgive me.. ya’ll are so kind to keep following me. I appreciate all the love. I am hitting a lull in DS schedule and mine so I will be attempting to blog more now that DH has bought me an early Anniversary present.. I got a new LAPTOP! Loaded with Windows 7 and Office 2010! Let me say I am really LOVING the new Microsoft Live! You can photo edit right there and create your watermark right there too! I have yet to learn about the bazillions of awesome new things I can do and as my learning curve is large when it comes to electronics I ask for your patience. The card I created above is one I am sending out for Christmas. I really LOVE LOVE LOVE the Christmas set from Dawn McVey she truly has the most stunning handwriting. It’s a gate-fold card and it is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Delightful Dahlia Goodness..

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Morning ya'll! I'm baaaack! Things here are so very hectic for us. I have been feverishly working on my halloween treats for the kids so I haven't had time to craft much. Between that and the other million things I need to get done I am swamped! My youngest has drill competition this Saturday. I am planning a farewell dinner for the following Saturday. I have a ton of meetings and on top of all that we are making the transition from Active Duty Military to retirees this Sunday! These are just a few of the things on my to do list! But I knew I hadn't posted in a while and wanted to check in with all my blogging friends. I am posting a card I made a while back with the delightful dahlia set from Papertrey a while back. I am still refining my copic skills but I do love them and am hoping to substantially increase my copic numbers this holiday season! LOL! The sentiment is also another Papertrey set called Around and About (I believe) I used my score pal to add the diagonal accent lines and my stickles and stampin up punch to embellish. I hope you like the simplicity and the colors and that this card inspires you to do something creative today.


Friday, October 15, 2010

Brooklyn's Notes..

This is one of the last items I put in my little niece's Baby Memories Can. Of course you know that I had to slip this gorgeous Stampin Bella girl in there. It's a covered notepad that she can use for recording babies milestones. Being a busy young mom she needs all the shortcuts she can get. This Paint Can idea and the gifties for inside the can CampSummer2010 108make it so much easier to keep up with the baby's quick development. I hope it inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift for a friend....

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Here are the cards I made to go inside the cute purse I posted last. The DP is from Hobby Lobby and the rest of the cardstock is Papertrey and Stampin' Up! Like I've said before we army wives love us some red, white and blue. Even though DH is almost officially retired I am, and always will count myself among the ranks of some of the best and brightest, strongest and softest, kindest and toughest women around. ARMY WIVES! HOOAH Ladies I LOVE all my Army Sisters! I hope this project inspires you to do something creative today.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Patriotic Purse....

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I purchased these awesome templates from Becky Roberts and I created this for my good friend.

As Army wives we tend to gravitate towards the Americana look. So I created this one out of

one of my favorite Americana papers out there right now. I filled the purse with some cute

personalized note cards and envelopes. while I am not skilled at creating templates I think I did

pretty well following one.. LOL.. I would recommend that you use ribbon instead of paper for

the handles though. I hope this inspires you to do something outside of your comfort zone.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Patriotic Colors for a Computer Heart....

A very dear friend recently started a new job and I created these cutsie bella cards for her along with a few other things to keep on her desk to jot a little note. She is, I am certain, going to wow them with her smarts and skills. Have I told you all before about what a lucky gal I am to be surrounded by a large body of women who a a blessing and bring joy to my life. I hope she liked them. Let me know what you all think??? Can a girl get some comment love???

Mishy                    Archbishop 007

Friday, October 1, 2010

HOOAH Bella!

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Isn't she the absolute cutest? I created a notepad for myself and three other mom's who are part of the JROTC Parent Booster Club at my son's high school. It was a little something nice I wanted to do for the ladies who stepped up to the plate to help our Battalion in the huge undertaking of raising so much money to defray costs for the kids activities. With such a large group of children we don't have enough funding in the budget to allow the children to participate in much of anything by having a Booster group we are able to relieve the pressure off of the instructors and assist in funding the activities our cadets earn the right to participate in and these ladies are generous enough with themselves, their time and their resources to allow us to proceed. I am thrilled to be working with all of them. The notepad is a Steno sized notepad. The image is of course a Bella that was paper pieced with camo paper. The ribbon I found on sale at Wal-Mart. The pearls were added as a little feminine touch to an overall masculine look. The sentiment is one of my favorites from Papertrey Ink's Taking Note Set. I hope she inspires you to do something creative today. If you have any questions email me..

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Brooklyn Says Thanks!

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Back in July one of my closest friends became a Grandma. These notes were created for her Granddaughter's baby shows as thank you's from the baby for the blessings she received. You see she came a few weeks early and was able to attend her own shower. LOL I wonder if she'll always be in a hurry. The baby's nursery colors are pink and brown polka dots so these fit the bill nicely.  I must she, and yes I am biased, that she is a stunning little girl and I am so blessed to be a part of her life. The paint can I created a few pages down was what held these notes and one more goodies I will show you soon. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nifty Hawaiian Gifty Contents...

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This nifty collection was created for a dear friend who is like a sister to me. She and I have known each other for years and years and celebrating her and the day she became a part of this world is something I will always do. She really was thrilled with the gift and I was thrilled to be able to make it for her. I hope it inspires you to do something creative today.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Blogs 4 Boobies...

I have two posts today so when you're done with this one scroll down to the crafty post and leave a comment on my new project. Calling all stamp lovers. I learned about the Blogs 4 Boobies from my fellow blogger Amy Tsuruta who is participating in the Hop. You can link to the first stop HERE. Please travel the hop and show your support.. no pun intended.. for a cause near and dear to my heart. If you are a blogger please link to this hop on your blog. Have a blessed day.


My Nifty Hawaiian Gifty Bag..

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Morning Ya'll, this is a little gift bag I created with a tutorial from the resources section of This was super easy to do and a lot of fun to give. It is not something I would normally attempt on my own but I saw a tutorial for it on you tube so I thought I would give it a try. A little walk outside my comfort zone never hurts.. LOL..  Sorry for the sporadic postings but things here are busy busy busy. This bag and the goodies I placed inside were created especially for one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is the kindest heart you could ever meet and I am blessed to call her my friend. She is an island girl like I am, also from Hawaii, so we are truly kindred spirits. She loved the bag and goodies inside. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today and take a step outside of you comfort zone. Check back tomorrow for the photo of the goodies I put inside.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Nifty Gift.. Folder with Cards

Here is another project I made using SU! and Papertrey Supplies. It's a little giftie that is sure to brighten anyone's day. I hope it inspires you to do something creative today.

If you have any questions about the details please feel free to email me and ask. I would be happy to help in any way possible.


Friday, September 10, 2010

Gift for a Dear Friend...

This is a little giftie I made for one of my gal pals who is near and dear to my heart. Its a drawer box with some personalized monogrammed notecards and envelopes inside. Since she has been a made scrapper I also included a gift card from Hobby Lobby for her to splurge on some paper for her books. She's such a doll and keeps me in stitches I couldn't let her birthday pass without recognizing such a special friend. The cardstock and DP are SU! The monogram was made with my awesome Just Rite Stamps. I hope it inspires you to do something creatuve today.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Miss Green with her Jeans...

SeptCrafts 004 Here are a few images from a notepad I created for my new position as secretary on our Spouse's Club board. A girl's gotta have her gorgeous accessories right? The main image is of course a Bella colored with my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol. The "Jot this Down" is of course from Papertrey as are the pencil stamps. Is she a total cutie or what!

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I hope that this inspires you to beautify your supplies..


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Papertrey Birthday Wishes...

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Hi ya'll.. your trusty klutz is back again.. I am once again injured and feeling like a total klutz. This time its my hip, my oldest joked that I have developed old lady syndrome.. LOL.. At least my crafty skills haven't suffered.. Here's another one of those GORGEOUS papertrey flowers that I think are perfect for you to practice your Copic coloring skills on. For me the color pink is happiness and I think this card would brighten anyone's day. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Brooklyn's Moments...

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Sorry for the prolonged absence. I have been so very busy and with DH home for a little while things are hectic. After 21 years in the military its nice to have him home for a long stretch. But back to why were here.. This is a memory can I made for my new niece. She is growing like a weed and is stunningly gorgeous. I made this altered paint can for her as a little welcome home gift. There are several more photos of the can from different angles I will also be posting the contents of the can in a few days. Here are more photos of the can from different angles.

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Thanks for looking..


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Raspberry Fizz Butterfly Dreams...

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Happy Thursday morning ya'll! I hope this post finds you all well. This is another card I made using that gorgeous Butterfly Dreams Set from Niki Estes and PAPERTREY. This Raspberry Fizz color is one of my favorite papertrey colors. These gorgeous butterflies are the perfect opportunity to practice your copic blending skills. Many of the awesome images from papertrey offer you the perfect opportunity to do that.. I hope this inspires you to be creative today..


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In Blooms Birthday Wishes...

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Here's more of those gorgeous Papertrey flowers. This is another almost exclusively PAPERTREY. The In Bloom set offers the perfect opportunity to practice different techniques with your Copic markers. I saw this type of flower coloring somewhere but can't seem to remember where. If any of you know please leave me a comment so I can give credit where it is due. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today..


Monday, July 26, 2010

Antiqued Butterfly Dreams 2

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The second in my I am still experimenting with the antiqued look. I am still not sure if I'm sold on the look as a whole but its working out of my comfort zone and that is something that I am determined to do. Keep watching for more of this look as I continue to play with it to see if it grows on me and becomes part of my comfort zone. I hope all is well out there with all in blogger land. This is DH's last week of work before he goes on leave until his official military retirement in November after 21 years of service. It feels strange to be leaving the active duty family after spending most of my life a part of it. But I am looking forward to no more deployments and awful work hours. So cheers to all who are serving or have served this GREAT nation. You're sacrifice makes our daily lives possible. My heart and prayers go out to those whose sweeties are still deployed. Wishing them ALL a swift and SAFE return to their loved ones.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Birthday Tea Style...

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Good morning stamping pals! While this may not look like it in the photo my real life card pops! Yet again almost everything here is PAPERTREY. My DP however is from Hobby Lobby. This card inspiration came from another blogger who is a spectacularly creative gal, Dawn McVey. She created something that seemed to speak to me and out of that inspiration came this card and another similar to it that you'll see later. I hope you're able to draw some type of inspiration today.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Delightful Dahlia Meets Hawaiian Shores..

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Delightful Dahlia is just a fab flower to use for practicing your shading techniques. I stamped and colored several of these using different kinds of shading mediums.. darker in the middle.. lighter in the middle.. you know. I hope this is something that gives you some motivation to create something today.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Antiqued Butterfly Dreams 1

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Morning Ya'll... As you can see I am back again posting.. Thanks so very much for all the sweet well wishes that were sent you are too kind! These photos you'll see over the next few days are some that I had in reserve because I craft in spurts (like everyone else.. when the schedule allows) I have my photos all ready in my Blog It to write and post. This is created almost entirely with PAPERTREY products. I have a been a lover of their products since their beginning. I hope your a fan because you'll be seeing a LOT more of their products from me over the next few months!  The only thing on here that's not from Papertrey are the blings on the butterfly wings. The rest is all them. I am trying my hand at this antique look I have rarely made this and only at the behest of a customer or friend. I really like the aged look. Maybe due to the fact that I am soon turning 40 and learning that age isn't such a bad thing LOL!! I hope this inspires you to do something outside of your box today. Have a BLESSED day.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Greetings Ya'll

Sorry to have been MIA for a while. I took a spill at the top of my stairs and managed to severely strain my calf musce. It was way to tender for them to see if there was any minor tearing so I am surviving as best I can. I have been off my feet and medicated for 10+ days and I am feeling so much better. I am "walking" with a limp but hoping to be better soon. We had my husbands retirement party last friday and due to the limping was unable to participate in the way that I wish I could have. I was there and he said such sweet things that he brought me to tears. We are so very blessed to have had our time at the WTU and hope to continue there in some capacity. It is such a wonderful way to give to those who have sacrificed so very much. Hope to be back soon with some cute things I am working on for my BRAND SPANKIN NEW NIECE! She is just gorgeous.. and those of you who know me know that I hobbled myself right over to that hospital to smell and hold that little angel. Blessings to you all for a joyful rest of the day.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Signature Greetings Style with SEI flair...

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Here's another version of a card I showed you a few days ago. It's amazing what punch you can get with a few strips of coordinating paper. You'll see a few more of these in the days to come. I was amazed at the difference these small strips made on the overall look of the card. Talk about bang for your buck! Four one by one strips of paper that's all you need and you can achieve something awesome. These formats combine with those gorgeous signature greeting from PAPERTREY make something lovely.


Thursday, July 1, 2010


I just read the most amazing post from Jennifer HERE about a sweet little angel Ellie and her devoted sister Grace.  You can read Ellie's story HERE. But I am warning you have your tissues handy. It's heartbreaking that even though technology surrounds us and miracle cures are often found we have yet to win the battle against cancer. As a mother I can't imagine the heartache of watching your baby fight her battle valiantly and loose anyway. We can only hope to bring a small measure of comfort to this family so saddened at the loss of their sweet girl. Jennifer is trying to gather as many cards as she can to send to Grace, Ellie's twin, who is without her dear sister. If there are ANY you can spare please send them to Jennifer so that she can pass them on to Grace. When you read Ellie's story you'll know just how special a part Grace played in her life. Cardmaking is a real sisterhood. Honor the sisterhood of two sweet girls by sending Jennifer your cards. I know you'll come through like GANGBUSTERS! Thanks


Crafty Wishes...

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I was experimenting with different shapes and thought I'd create one that fits in one of the standard sized envelope. This one fits into one of those small airmail envelopes. I used my coveted Hawaiian Shores again.. The images were colored with my Copics. Love it love it love it! On the inside this card says.. Wishing you major mojo! How cute it that??? Did Dawn outdo herself with these adorable phrases or what? You can find everything I used to make this card HERE. I hope it inspires you today.


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Butterfly Birthday...

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As the end of June is upon us I am contemplating the fast approaching holiday. While its always been one of my favorites I am saddened at the thought of celebrating it for the first time without my dear Grandpa. He would have been 89 year's old and I am still struggling to deal with not having him in my life. It's probably affected my mojo more than anything else. The day to day things still get done but I find it difficult to sit and create something from scratch. I am using the sketch book that I created many months ago a la Michelle Wooderson, and of course the Papertrey and Splitcoast galleries. I hope your Fourth is a happy one filled with family, fun, food and friends. Onto the card...

I have been coveting this set that was created by the awesome Niki Estes and I've finally got it in my inky little hands, you can find it HERE. The detail that Niki worked into those butterflies is nothing short of stunning. I am using them to play a little more with my Copics and having fun with the shading and blending. I hope this motivates your mojo. Have a blessed day everyone.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Birthday Tea Time Wishes..

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Happy Tuesday Ya'll! I hope that this new day dawns bright for you. I used the cutie pie download from Heather Nichols. She's really great at creating these awesome additions for our cards. I used several different PAPERTREY stamp sets. I LOVE the bright colors and as always the splash of dark chocolate. I hope that you are inspired by this to do something creative today.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Vintage Butterfly Dreams 2

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Happy Friday everyone! More Vintage looking cards coming your way. I am not a vintage-y girl but I really love the look of these cards. I used almost all Papertrey products except for the bling, the aqua mist punched border and the very vanilla SU! cardstock. I hope that this inspires you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you normally wouldn't do. Enjoy some TGIF activities..


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Signature Greetings Style with SEI Flair 1

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I am still totally loving this Hawaiian Shores color! As you can see it blends perfectly with this DP from SEI that I have had in my stash for a few months. I used one of the new Papertrey dies for the greeting. Other than the DP all the rest of the components are Papertrey. It simple yet packs a punch with the different DP. You'll be seeing a bunch of different versions of this card with me here. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Vintage Butterfly Dreams 1

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Butterfly Dreams is a truly gorgeous set. It's so versatile you can make a card for any occasion. I LOVE using this in a Vintage style with the ink distressing. I added the ribbon for punch but I'm not sure I like the result. If you didn't purchase the die that goes with this set, kick yourself, it makes the set extremely user friendly and I am loving the possibilities. Niki Estes did an amazing job designing this set. She is definitely a GEM of a designer. PAPERTREY is lucky to have her. You can find a link to her blog in my Blog Roll. I hope that this inspires you to do something creative today.


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Raspberry Fizz Stripes...

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Hello My Peeps! Its good to finally be back. Between graduation, getting my youngest ready for both camps and a cracked tooth that had to be removed I have been out of commission for a long time. It's so good to be back. My youngest has completed the first camp and is actually at the second camp now. He came home from the first camp adding to his stack of hardware with the Best Executive Officer trophy from camp. Boy was he excited. But your here for the card although I know you won't begrudge a Mama Bear a little bragging about her baby. Now on to the card... I have Raspberry Fizz meeting In Bloom. I saw this style of coloring somewhere but as I am developing CRS I can't for the life of me remember where. If you know the someone who pioneered this style of coloring please leave a comment so I can give them credit. I used my Scor-Pal and my SU! Sell-a-bra-tion punch to add some finishing touches to it. It's simple but gorgeous and Raspberry Fizz has to be one of my all time favorite colors. Most products are of course from PAPERTREY! I hope this inspires you to do something creative today!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Dahlia

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I think that this is my most favorite card that I have made recently while playing with my Papertrey's  Hawaiian Shores Cardstock and Copic matches. The green leaves really pop on that gorgeous HS cardstock. I am so glad I bought the BIG pack of that color. This is another attempt at the Copic shading techniques taught by the awesome Sally Lynn and Sharon Harnist. They are truly inspiring. One visit to their blogs and your hands are itching to pick up your Copics to see if you can make them do what these two gals can make them do. I never thought I could even come close and I am loving the beginnings of my journey into Copic blending. I am planning on adding a few more gray's to get more shading into my tones. I hope this card inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Papertrey Goodness...

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Papertrey really hit the nail on the head with this set. It's now one of my most favorite sets. I am kind of crazy for Delightful Dahlia and In Bloom. You will be seeing much more of these in the days to come. They are absolutely perfect for practicing your Copic shading on. It's been a ton of fun and they turn out just lovely. I added a little Amuse ribbon and bling to my Raspberry Fizz delight! I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Meets In Bloom..

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Hawaiian Shores is just gorgeous. Its saturated with color and it looks amazing in person and photographs pretty well IMHO. All products are Papertrey excepts for the stickles and Copics used to color the flower and the embossing folder used to make the polka dots. I am on a tear with the flowers and having so much fun cranking out the cards and increasing my stash that has been depleted lately. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dahlia Delightfulness 1

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I have been practicing my blending techniques with my Copics and I am starting to get the hang of it. I took a Copic class a few months back and I am now getting the hang of all the fabulous ideas that the Copic Queens, Sally Lynn and Sharon Harnist gave us that day. I am thrilled to have been able to meet and learn from these talented ladies. Once I have perfected these techniques I plan on getting a compressor so that I can continue my learning journey and get the absolute most out of my markers. I hope this inspires you to move outside your comfort zone and try new things. I did that by trying Copics and if you look back my work is so much better now than when I first started with them. Persistence with Copic truly does pay off. Go to my blog roll to check out those TALENTED ladies who make their Copics SING!  Sally Lynn, Sharon Harnist and Marianne Walker(Copic Queen) are all in my roll. I hope this inspires you to be Copic creative today. Feel free to ask my any questions about how I did something and I will be happy to answer any that I can if I can't I will do my best to FIND the answer for you.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Rainy Day 2...

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Here's the take two version of this card. I was experimenting with the different colors of "rain." This rain is stamped in London Fog by Memento. For a gloomier outlook I guess. It virtually the same card as yesterday. I figured since I was stamping them and I don't have any cards line this in my arsenal I would get a few of these made to have on hand. I am also making cards to give to our local Warrior and Family Support Center here in my home town. This center services the wounded warrior and families of warriors and the staff and families that care for them. I LOVE making cards but don't use anywhere near the amount of cards I make so I am trying to give them to a group who could use a little comfort. I hope this card inspires you to work outside of your comfort zone and create cards not only for happy occasions but ones that may need a card to heal.


Monday, May 24, 2010

Rainy Day with Vintage Rain..

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Sometimes there are events that we feel the need to recognize that aren't happy. This little card is perfect for just those kinds of times. You'll see two versions of this card one today and the other tomorrow,  they are the same for the most part except for the raindrops. The raindrops here are done in Papertrey's Vintage Cream. So try to see if you can whip up a little something for those awkward occasions. A little clouds a little rain and you got something to brighten someone's day. I hope this encourages you to think outside the box today.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Raspberry Fizz is In Bloom...

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Morning Peeps.. Here's another primarily Papertrey Ink creation. The color is of course my all time favorite Raspberry Fizz. I didn't have any In Bloom background paper left so I made my own with Fresh snow ink. The In bloom flowers are colored with my lovely Copic markers. The ribbons and black punched border are the only parts not papertrey. I hope this inspires you to do something creative today.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Battalion Cadet of the Year

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As a very proud mama bear I wanted to share with you a photo from that very special evening my youngest son had this past week. It is truly an awesome thing to see your children experience special moments in their lives. I wish I could bottle the pride he felt and save it for a tough day. Watching my sons grow is truly a privilege and I am lucky to have been chosen as their mother.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hawaiian Shores Floral Fabulousness...

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I found a card just like this at Splitcoast under the Company Galleries in the Papertrey Gallery. I can't for the life of me remember who the crafter is... if you know please leave a comment and give her the credit. It's an awesome card to case. Simple and elegant but very very beautiful. The diagonal Scor-Pal lines are hard to see at this angle but add a lot to the aesthetics of the card. This new Hawaiian Shores color is probably one of my Papertrey Favorites. I am so in love with it, I bought the biggest pack Papertrey sells. I hope it brings some summer fun into your day and inspires creativity in you.


Monday, May 17, 2010

SU Pretties 1...

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As we all face tightening budgets the cost of envelopes seem to keep rising. I wanted to make some cards that fit into standard envelopes. These cards fit that billing. They fit into standard sized envelopes that are much lower in cost than A2 envelopes. The open space at the top right is for me to add the sentiment or salutation later. You can make three of these from a 12x12 sheet of cardstock. You will be seeing more of these from me in the days to come. House and Cards 031

I am in love with the shape and they are just perfect for sending a short note to let someone know your thinking of them but you don't have a  whole lot to say. I think this size is ideal as a thank you note for a teen. With graduation fast approaching I think that this size is perfect for your teen who may not be so wordy. I hope this card fills a void in your arsenal and inspires you to do something creative today.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mojo Returning...

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Ever since my dear Papa passed away two months ago my "mojo" has been at zero. Each time I would sit at my desk I would just feel tired and the weight of missing him was heavy. The other day that changed for me. I finally sat at my desk and felt like I had some "mojo" flowing.. This card is the result of that little infusion of mojo. DH has been encouraging me, since I returned from the funeral to sit at my desk and try and see how it felt. He knew that eventually my mojo would return. I have to say I was in doubt. After all I didn't think I would ever stop being sad that he wasn't here. But DH was right, ssshh don't tell him..LOL, while I haven't stop being sad I seem to find myself in a better place. So all of you who are suffering from the sadness of loss or whatever take heart and remember the phrase.. "This too Shall Pass".  I hope this inspires you if you've got a sense of the blues to do something creative today.