Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Thank You

Happy Wednesday!

I was inspired by the peeks of the new Asian Garden Addition to create a card using some of the elements from the original set.

Thank you

Thanks for looking!

"Thank You"
Stamps: Asian Garden
Paper: True Black and Vintage Cream (PTI)
Ink: Antique Linen (Ranger), Versarmark, Pearlescent Purple (Tsukineko), Wisteria and Aquamarine (Colorbox)
Other: ribbon, heat tool, Black detail embossing powder (Filigree), foam tape

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Thank You Kindly

All stamps by Waltzingmouse. DP is Eskimo Kisses by Basic Grey. All punches are Martha Stewart.

Monday, June 28, 2010


I'm running late, been a busy day. It's near the end of term for my girls. I've been busy running around sorting teacher gifts etc... and the girls got their end of year reports today, I'm very proud of them.
Anyway about the card, I was asked to make a retirement card so here it is! I used the fab 'Asian Gardens' and this sentiment was rolling about in my head while I was making the card so I just printed it off & put it on the card.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tone on Tone Copic Colored Roses

I've started to use my Copics on colored cardstock, experimenting with different color combos.  In this case, I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped the large rose from Waltzingmouse Roses in Bloom with Paris Dusk Memento ink.  Then I colored part of the petals with Snow Green (BG0000) and Ice Ocean (BG72) Copic Sketch markers. I added a ribbon and a sentiment and some white gel pen accents.  (I have no dark blue ribbon -- how did this happen??)

I'm not sure about this color combo -- there may be a bit too much contrast for me, but it is fun to experiment.

The nice thing about coloring on colored cardstock?  You really don't need to do a whole lot of shading.  The cardstock hides a lot of imperfections and you achieve a variety of looks. 


Blogger question -- my other blog is on typepad. I can't get my photos here to be any larger.  Otherwise, only a portion of the photo posts.   Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?? 

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthday Bird Trio

I'm running like crazy lately getting ready for a little trip, so rather than try to rush through a card, I thought I'd share an older one that I made with WMS before the blog began:

I just love these little birds!!  They are colored with Copic markers using the colorless blender to create the spots.  The ribbon treatment is added by using the SU slot punch on either end and wrapping natural twill and chocolate brown ribbon through the slots. 

Here's a little closeup of the coloring:

I had just stamped a few birds to play around with the coloring and then decided to make a card out of them.  So they aren't perfectly straightly stamped, but that's part of the handmade charm, right?!

Have you been to Claire's blog over at WMS lately??   It's sneak peek time and that lady's on a roll again!   Go see!  Go see!  

Happy Stamping :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy Birthday

My son's friend, Suvan, is turning 5--Free Spirit stamp set to the rescue! I think lots of boys this age love bikes, so I went with that as a focal image. The background is stamped with the grid from Off-Beat Backgrounds and I used some PTI stamps for his name and the sentiment.

Thanks for looking!

"Suvan Happy Birthday"
Stamps: Off Beat Backgrounds and Free Spirit (WMS), Fresh Alpha and Women of Life (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado and Smokey Shadow (PTI)
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Soft Stone and Smokey Shadow, Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Other: Foam tape, sponge

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Get Well

All stamps by Waltzingmouse and embossing folder is Sizzex.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Faith is......

I made today's card following the latest sketch over at the Waltzingmouse Challenge blog.
The hardest part of this card was the bow, after 30 minutes trying to tie a perfect bow I gave up :(
Do you recognize my Dp? 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Surf's Up

I have been playing with my Free Spirit Stamps again. Its just such a unique set... still haven't seen any other like it. For this card I used a green Hero Arts base. Next I layered on some Hawaiian shores that I had stamped with the hibiscus flowers in Versamagic turquoise gem ink.
Next came the white layer. I stamped the stripe on in turquoise gem. Next came the surfboards, I used versamagic inks again but I am not sure which colors and I am too lazy to get up right now. The sentiments are from Free Spirit Sentiments. I inked the edges with both the turquoise and the green color. Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blue Bees

Today I used several Waltzingmouse sets:

The DP is from Basic Grey Urban Prairie, and it's stamped over with one of those fabulous plaid-making stamps in PTI Ripe Avocado.   The cardstock, flowers, sentiment and blue sponging are PTI Enchanted Evening.

I used pale green rhinestones for the flower centers and corner treatment, which is from an EK Success punch.   And I drew little circles with a Sakura blue glaze pen for the petals, and used gold metallic and clear glitter pens for the little bees.

Everything but that little corner punch is mounted on SU dimensional foam, and the jute is from PTI for a finishing touch.

A simple little get well card but oh so exciting for me since I hadn't stamped for awhile!!!

Have a lovely day :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thank You

Sorry for the delay in posting today...with summer vacation in full swing, stamping time is harder to find!

I made a card following the newest Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge . What a great sketch!

My card uses some paper from Making Memories Noteworthy collection, the large knit stamp from Faux Fun, a frame from Very Vintage Labels 4 and the sentiment from Say it With Style.

Add in lots of distress ink for the edges, stitching, Prima flowers, borders and a ribbon and that's it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


All stamps are Waltzingmouse. Punch is Martha Stewart.

Monday, June 14, 2010


I was in a purple mood while making today's card. I used 'Asian gardens' & the teeny weeny hearts are from 'Earth Angel'. I made my card using the sketch from WMSC.

Hope you like & thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #2

Hi there! Im back with something brand new this week! I used the sketch posted on the Waltzingmouse sketch blog here. I started this card with a Hawaiian shores base (pti). I stamped it with Versamagic Turquoise Gem ink using the large circle stamp from Free Spirit. Next I cut an oval out of white and a mat out of summer sunrise (pti). I stamped the oval with the surfboards and wave stamps from Free spirit. I used some Chai Tea ink for the sand.
Next I got out some PTI Vellum and made the horizontal strip by stamping it with Turquoise Gem using the wave and circle stamps. I adhered it with vellum tape. Then I added my matted oval. Finally I stamped the hibiscus flower twice on vellum. I let it dry (that took awhile) and then colored with my copics. I cut them out and adhered them with foam tape. Last but not least I stamped Aloha underneath the horizontal strip.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Pearls and Satin

I was hoping for an elegant look, so I combined the "leaves' from the tree in Asian Gardens with pearl accents and a satin ribbon.  Can you see the white embossed background on part of the card?  Love that stamp. 

I hope you are enjoying a good Friday!  Yeah the end of the work week for me!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Better late than never!

Hi!  Sorry I missed last week ~ I'm undergoing a major reorganization and . . . well, it's progressing a little more slowly than I'd like.

Anyway, what better than a belated birthday card for today!

For this card I used Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums and Fancy Phrases.  

Cardstock:  PTI white and Summer Sunrise.
Ink:  Adirondack Butterscotch, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Memento New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves, Versamagic in two shades of plum ;) .
Accessories:   SU and Basic Grey brads

I used DTP with the Butterscotch on the background and sentiment layers, and Scarlet Jewel around the outside of the white cardstock base.  (Click once or twice on the image for a closer look.)  The sentiment and flower are on SU dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Thank you so much

My card today features the gorgeous set, Asian Gardens. I made this card to give to my friend who invited me to go on a free trip to Palm Beach with her!

We visited the Morikami Museum and Garden in Delray Beach and saw a scene just like the one depicted on my card. There was a beautiful Asian bird in a tree eating a huge fish that it had just fished out of the koi pond.

Thanks for looking!

"Thank you so much"
Stamps: Asian Garden
Ink: Colorbox chalk inks
Paper: Rustic Cream and Lavendar Moon (PTI)
Other: Lavendar Moon satin ribbon, gems

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Picnic Plaid

All stamps are Waltzing Mouse. Don't you just love the new bigger plaid? Flower punch is EK Success.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Feel better soon.......

Quick post today, It's been a busy day!
Oh! Waltzingmouse has a new Sketch challenge, check it out here, very exciting!

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Oldie but Goodie

Hi folks! I have an oldie but goodie for you. You might have seen it before if you follow my blog. Unfortunately I didnt have time to make something brand new. I am out of town this weekend as my baby brother is graduating high school! I can't believe that little kid is now 18! Crazy. Anyway here is my card. I used spring baskets and put the little chickie inside. It just took some easy masking. Then of course the fun part, which was coloring the little scene. The whole card is made with Plum Pudding cardstock, cut with a spellbinders nestability. Thats some PTI patterned paper on the background. I edged the whole thing in stickles. I like glitter! Thanks for coming by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


I love this flower. And the font and the sentiments.  They are from Waltzingmouse Asian Gardens, a set chock full of happiness.

Stamp, punch, color some rhinestones with a Copic, tie the ribbon and I have a fun card that should make someone happy.  At least it makes me happy and seriously, that's what a hobby is all about.  The bonus to stamping is that we get to share it with someone else -- assuming the card actually gets into an envelope... (this one will).

The luscious blue ink is Bahama Blue from Memento.  I'm addicted to it.  I paired it with a combination of Bamboo and Pear (stamped the hello in Pear and then just barely in the darker Bamboo).  Blue and Green = Peaceful.  Ribbon is Avocado by PTI.  Or is it Artichoke?


Ok, I looked it up.  Official name is Ripe Avocado.  (Mmm guacamole....)

Mood When Done = Peaceful, what else?

Where is my card?!

AAAHHHHH!!!!  I thought it would never happen!!!  Usually my post is up by now. . . . oops.  I will try to post a card later today though ;) .

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Make A Wish

This card is for my son to give to his friend next weekend at his sixth birthday party. This age is tough to make cards for--to old for any cutesy images. I went with with pretty clean and simple.

Thanks for looking!

"Make a wish"
Stamps: Free Spirit, sentiment from Cupcake Collection (PTI)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart and Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Chesnut Roan (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Poppy and Kraft
Other: star punch, Rustic cream Twine, sponge

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Up and Away

All stamps are Waltzingmouse. Cloud and balloon dies are Papertrey and the label die is Spellbinders. After this posted, I noticed that it looked like the label is crooked, but it is just the angle of the photo.