Friday, February 21, 2014

E Baby Shower Card

Oh I needed a card for a baby shower!  From a folded piece of cardstock, I cut out the letter "E" to recognize the first letter in the baby to be's name.  On the front of the card, I punched out letters for baby's whole name and glued them over the previously embossed background.  Seem binding edged the fold and buttons embellished it.  Open the card to the inside an several stamps were used to welcome the arrival of the baby.  I was amazed at how many markers I used to get the very basic color design.  A personal message was written on the back of the front of the card.  I might have to play with using letters to form the card base for other card needs. 

 Supplies Used
Stamps: Alias Smith and Rowe (handprints)
               Hampton Art Stamps (tiny little things message)
               Inkadinkado (animals and sweet baby message
Ink: Distress (faded Jeans)
        VersaMark (watermark)
Embossing Powder: Zing (powder)
Copic Markers: E17, E31, E33,Y13, Y28, B06, B52,N6, BV29, RV11
Embellishments: Buttons, Seam Binding (from stash)


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Butterfly Magic


A background die became the card.  Mounted on a dark burgundy cardstock I had first coated the die cut with glitter.  The card base is a dove grey and I used a copic marker to color the edge. Then using the color wheel I decided on ribbon, tied a bow  and with a few embellishments the card is complete. 

Spellbinders Die:- Butterfly Magic
Ribbon: May Arts-Silk
Glitter: Art Institute-Butterfy Bush
Cardstock: from my stash
Copic Marker: R59
Premade silk flowers, pearl spray, brad

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Magnolia Blossoms

I made this card after seeing it a couple of years ago on Connie MacFarlane's blog ( Not exactly duplicated...but close enough! After seeing her card, I was inspired enough to purchase the stamp so make her card my way.  After coloring the image with Copic Markers and then cut it out - I guess the current terminology is to fussy cut....  I misted the cut out image with Tattered Angels (maybe seen in the closeup adds such dimension!)  Layers and ribbon and pearls and card is ready to share.
Flourishes stamp set (Magnolias)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Pearl)
Copic Markers ( E30, E31, E33, E37, YG 61, YG63, Y18)
Spellbinders (Floral Ovals)
Background Die (don't recall the company sorry)
May Arts ribbon
5mm pearls


Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Several years ago a card using this stamp was posted on Splitcoast...Loving the stamp I searched and searched for it.  Initially, I was unable to get the stamp, but the lady who had originally used it was kind enough to send a stamped image and a piece of the ribbon she had used.  I do recall she lived near Sioux City, Iowa; but can't locate her name.   I was fortunate to make contact with another lady (see zebra card below) who had the stamp and sent it to me.... Forever in debt to both these special stamping gals.  Finally, I got around to making the card...and here it is.  Unfortunately, I do not know who made the stamp. (if I ever find out..I'll edit this post)  What does this giraffe seem to be saying?

Update:  The stamp company is Nature Images (unfortunately no longer in business I think)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Zebra - Seeing Stripes

Such a fabulous stamp!  I wish I knew the manufacturer...I wish I could remember the name of the lady who as a favor and an act of kindness sent me her rubber stamp a couple of years ago.  With "life impacts" I'd not found the time to make a card with it until now.  .  And, of course her envelope/return address is either long gone or lost in the house...somewhere.  What I remember is that she is from Nova Scotia and her website featured cards and recipes.  I wish she knew how much I honor her for her kindness to a total stranger.  That being is the card.  The image makes the card which is enhanced a bit with Crystal Effects, a bit of Bakers Twine, a pearl dot and odds and ends of paper/cardstock.  The zebra print is from Hobby Lobby.
Update: I was "driven" to find out the who and what after my initial post...  Success!! The stamp is from Natures Image (a small family business that sadly is no more) 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Little Owls Obsession - Crocheted Afghan

Once upon a time, my daughter found an afghan she just "fell in love with" on Pinterest.  Whimsical Owls.  So, I explored Pinterest, found the website that had the link to the pattern and the rest is history!
( The pattern called for Chroma Yarn which was lovely to work with!  Not a difficult pattern, just lots and lots of steps and pieces.  When I crochet, the part I like least is weaving in all the tail ends.  This one must have had a thousand!!  Call this a work of love for a beloved daughter.