My DH and I just recently returned home from a month long trip to Mexico.  Of course, I had to take some stamps and papers and Copics on the trip!  Here is a card I made while there. Since there was a limit to the supply of colored cardstock I could fit in my one allotted “play” suitcase, the red border is instead a piece of Select White cardstock which was colored with the Copic for a perfect match to the lanterns.

A white gel pen was used to draw the pattern on the lanterns.

This card is playing along in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge:  “Winged Things”.

Just for fun I thought I would share some pictures of mangroves and critters that I took while on a little side trip into the jungle!  You can click on them to enlarge.


Remember to keep hands (and arms!) inside the boat!!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: SU “Happy Congratulations”; Clear Art Stamps “Born To Fly”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Royal Butterfly” Punch; KaiserCraft Self-Adhesive Black Pearls

Mar 022014

My great-niece was born on my mother’s birthday.  Mom never knew that she would have a great granddaughter share her day, but Rose shares at least one of her great grandmother’s traits.  She LOVES to craft!

Thought she would enjoy these patterned papers and all of these fun little embellishments.

This card is playing along in several challenges, too:

Pixie’s Crafty Workshop Week #114 “Snippets”

Mod Squad Challenge “Thinking of Spring 2.0”

Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes with Pearls”

CASE Study Challenge #180

The Friday Mashup #149 “Create a Project with Flowers”

Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper March Challenge

Happy Birthday sweet girl.
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Stamps: Amy R Stamps “Birthday Sentiments”

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Promise” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Grosgrain Ribbon; Lace; Button; BoBunny “Frosting Jewels” Pearls; SU Stitched Felt Flowers and Leaves

I’ve mentioned before how much my little Kate loves Minnie.  Well I found a card HERE made by resqbarbie over on Splitcoaststampers and had to CASE it.  It is just the cutest design!!

So much fun!

Playing along in the following challenges:

Happy #5, Kate.  Love you!

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GO HAWKS!!!

We are so excited in Seattle!!  Our Seahawks have never won a Super Bowl.  In fact, we’ve only been to the Super Bowl one other time in our history!  Couldn’t help giving them a little shout out for tomorrow’s big game.
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Stamps: Hero Arts “Many Birthday Messages”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hibiscus Burst and True Black; Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe 6 x 6 Designer Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copic

Accessories: Brad; 1-3/4″ and 1″ Circle Punches

Oct 112013

Yesterday was Hana’s birthday.  Her favorite color is pink, so I created a card for her that is just bursting with it.

She is the girlfriend of my youngest son, Zach.  And she is adorable and smart and so very talented.

She loves kids and just graduated in Elementary Education.  As she does her student teaching this year, I hope it is a wonderful one.

Hana is also a very talented musician.  Zach gave her a mixer as an early birthday present a couple of month’s ago, and he asked me to make her a birthday card to look like one.  Yikes!  lol  Well this is what I came up with… in pink of course.

She dedicated one of her recent YouTube videos to Zach!  Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJGxygE2BWc

Hana and Zach sitting on our dock on Lake Sammamish at sunset.  Life is beautiful.

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Floral Card:

Stamps: PTI “Birthday Basics”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Kate & Co. “Cambridge Court” Designer Paper; My Mind’s Eye “Lost & Found – Blush” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Prima Marketing “Tea Rose – Sweet Teal”; 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon; Elements Rhinestones; Corner Rounder Punch

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Mixer Card:

Stamps: SU “Gorgeous Grunge” and “Remembering Your Birthday”

Papers: PTI Select White, True Black and Hibiscus Burst

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Cloud 9 Design Metallics Eyelets; White Brads; Rhinestone Brads; Grosgrain Ribbon; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Spellbinders Classic Circle Dies

Oct 072013

It’s another Doggie Card.  This one is for my granddaughter who just turned 2.  She absolutely LOVES dogs.

Embossing gives some great texture to the dog.

The fold is at the top and is reinforced to make it a little stronger.  The inside is finished as well.

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Brooke’s favorite color is yellow.

Amazingly, considering the amount of patterned papers that I have, I couldn’t find any yellow plaid paper in my stash.  So a suitable plaid with a light background was found and then colored with a Copic Marker.  Problem solved.

I recently made a similar card for another granddaughter.  However, I followed the TEMPLATE completely on this one.  Instead of notching out some legs, a ruffled ribbon was adhered across the bottom of the card.

There is a fun challenge right now to make a shaped card.  There’s still lots of time to play along.  Click on the Badge to take you to the challenge!


Shape it Up
(make a shaped card)

Happy Crafting!
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Papers: PTI Dark Chocolate, True Black and Lemon Tart; My Mind’s Eye “Oxford Lane” Designer Paper

Inks: Copic Marker

Accessories: Kaiser Pearl; Maya Road Ruffled Ribbon; SU ‘s Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Oval Punch; EK Success 1/2″ Circle Punch and 5/8″ Circle Punch

Jul 162013

Here is the card I made for one of my son’s birthdays.  I randomly drew some additional popcorn kernels to the image with a Fine Copic Multiliner.

We recently sold our home.  In the basement we had an in-home theater with a lobby.  In that lobby was a popcorn popper which was not included in the sale.  It was one of the few things from the house that this son really wants.  So for his birthday, he gets it!

The popcorn popper:

The card fits into a couple of fun challenges:

The first challenge is this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge to create a project with polka dots.

The second challenge is this month’s Seize the Birthday Challenge to create a birthday themed project.

Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: A Muse “Popcorn”; Inkadinkado “Greetings/Salutations

Papers: PTI Select White; LilyBee Design “This & That”

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Real Red and So Saffron; Copic Multiliner Black

Accessories: Inchie Art Inchie+; Gingham Ribbon

Jul 012013

It’s been awhile!  The month of May and June were busy busy busy!!  We put our house up for sale and planned to relax for a couple of months waiting and hoping for that right buyer.  Much to our surprise, the house sold in 4 days!  We had to immediately find a place for all of our “stuff” and get it moved out.  But even so, moving had to wait a bit because May also produced the most exciting event of all… the birth of our first grandson!  So, of course, a trip to Arizona for 8 days of holding pure sweetness was in order.

Here is the card I made for little Lincoln.

Here is the TEMPLATE for this oh-so-cute design.

I finished the inside, too.

And now the star of the show.. Lincoln all brand new and beautiful.

Kate is so good to her new little brother.

Oh Happy Day!!
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Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes (Inside)

Papers: PTI Select White; Authentique “Loyal” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (Inside); White Gel Pen

Accessories: Buttons; Nestabilities Classic Circle Dies

Feb 262013

The last couple of months have been challenging around here!  We are getting our house ready to sell and are in the process of “decluttering”.  Part of that involves moving my crafts to a little teeny tiny cabin for a few months.  Since most of my crafting goodies will not fit in the small space I have there,  a lot of my supplies are boxed up for long term storage.  Some of the stuff is already at the cabin and some still remains here in my craft room.  But I loved this FTL Sketch so much and the other two CAS challenges looked like fun.  So I stole away for a bit and created this card.

The challenges are:

The Clean & Simple Stamping FTL229 sketch challenge.

Less is More Week 108 Challenge to do some paper piercing on your creation.

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC91 to add silver to your CAS project.

I have been so occupied with the house that I hadn’t checked the mailbox in almost two weeks.  I’m so glad I finally did.  Look what treasure was waiting there from my granddaughter, Kate!

It’s really a darling design with the heart slightly angled.  She even stamped on the inside.. a totally “pro” thing to do!

She’s already old enough to sign her name!?!  How is that possible?

Okay.. I’m back to the packing grind.  Those boxes won’t fill themselves!

Happy Crafting!
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Stamps: Impression Obsession “Birds on Music”; Savvy Stamps “Birthday Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Lavender Lace and Almost Amethyst; Copic Multiliner Fine 0.1 Marker

Accessories: Silver Cord; Paper Piercer; Eclipse Masking Tape; Long Classic Rectangle Nestabilities Die

 

Dec 272012

My granddaughter, Kate, is very serious about science.  She is fascinated by outer space, loves volcanoes and thinks dinosaurs are all that.  Her Grandpa and I visited with Kate and her family earlier this month.  Her dad (our son) is our dentist and it was time for our 6-month checkup.  (Is that a great excuse for a mandatory visit to the Grands or what!  lol)

While in Tucson we visited one of the observatories at the University of Arizona.  We looked through one of their huge telescopes and saw the famous Ring Nebula.

It looks like this in the textbook:

It looked like this through the telescope:

But it was still really cool!

I found some stickers that fit the occasion and decided to make a quick card and send them to Kate.

Next time we are hoping to go and see Jupiter!!

Thanks for dropping by today.  Happy Crafting!

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Papers: PTI Vintage Cream; Three Bugs In a Rug “Blast Off” Designer Paper

Accessories: Satin Trimmed Organdy Ribbon

Sep 272012

My but a year goes by quickly!

Made this card for one of my newest little granddaughters whose big day is today.  Hopefully it is fairly kid safe with no little rhinestones and bits just in case she eats it!

Making shaped cards is always fun!  I made a template with the measurements to help anyone who may wish to make “one” too!

Here is a quick tutorial of how the designer paper (dp) was put on the front of the card.

Adhesive was placed on the front of the card base.

This was then adhered to the back of the dp making sure to line up the fold on the card base with the edge of the dp.

Finally, I trimmed off all excess dp.

There is still a little time left to play along in my September Sketch Challenge.  An SU stamp set is being offered as some candy!!

Happy Crafting!
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Papers: PTI Select White and Dark Chocolate; DCWV The Glitter Mat Stack

Accessories: PTI Satin Ribbon

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