Friday, March 30, 2012


I've been waiting to post this for a week now.. I was tickled pink when I was asked to be a Guest Designer at CMC Copic Challenge. Its a super fun site for all levels of Copic experience... Our theme this challenge was "Spring Pretties".. I created this Easter card for a neighbor. I couldn't find a rose that matched the papers, so I made the center rose and used my copics to give the white flowers some color... Check out all the super cute Design Team creations....
I am entering this card into:Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Easter Photo Inspiration

Polka Doodles Week 13 - Easter

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 210 Happy Easter!

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #44 - Shades Of Spring

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 22 -  Shabby Chic



I fell in LOVE with this grinning monkey stamp when I spotted him on SplitcoastStampers site. I found out that he currently is not available. But the SUPER NICE crafter (Pam) who was the original card maker offered to send me a stamped image....

I thought about my Uncle and knew he would get a kick out of it.. I am entering this into the

Gorjuss Challenge #124 - Spots & Stripes
Cards For Men - Challenge #7 The Great Outdoors

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Had To Get Some Scrappin Time In!!!

hey all..
well I've been having SUCH a blast playing with Copics that I've neglected my scrapping duties.. I was able to work on these layouts this weekend and redeem myself somewhat..

Some More Scrap Pages Completed

some more scrap pages completed

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Happy Spring


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

CMC Copic Challenge #39 - Anything Goes

Papertake -Bingo

All That Scraps - Anything Goes

Totally Gorjuss - Spring

Polka Doodles - Animal or Bird

Moving Along With Times - Easter Wishes

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Colored Magnolia Tilda Card

This is a card for a dear friend who has inspired me creatively over the years.. She is a super talented artist..

I used the last of my Rusty Pickle paper that I've been hoarding... yes I'm a paper hoarder (but in a good way.. ;)
I am entering this card into the following challenges:

MAWTT - Special Lady
Simon Says - Bit O Green
7 Kids - Anything Goes
Playdate Cafe - Color Challenge
Magnolialicious - Color Challenge
Totally Gorjuss - Spring

Friday, March 16, 2012

CARDS for Emily

There is a fantastic digital stamp artist named Dustin Pike who is organizing a card drive for a little 7 year old girl named Emily. She has been fighting medical issues for a while and needs cheering up. Please visit Dustin's blog and read all about it.. You will truly be blessed..


here is the first of many I hope to send to Emily..




Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bugaboo Challenge - Show Us Your Humor

Bugaboo Stamp Catch The Bug Challenge this week was Show Us Your Humor...

I made this card for my sister who is currently having a small boyfriend issue.. Hope it makes her smile...

The Play Date Cafe PDCC # 122, Cards For Men # 6 & Polka Doodles

This week at PDCC it was a color challenge using this gorgeous set of colors:

Challenge # 122

and Challenge # 6 at Cards For Men was Cheeky Chappies..

and at Polka Doodles: Week 10 the challenge was Lets Hear It For The Boys..

I combined them all to create an early Fathers Day card...



Monday, March 12, 2012

Meljens Design Challenge # 100 - Sketch , Totally Gorjuss # 122 & MAWTT

This week at Meljeans Design Challenge it was # 100, a sketch challenge.... here is the sketch:

challenge # 122 at Totally Gorjuss was Anything Goes With A Button...

and @ Moving Along With The Times the challenge was Cute As A Button...

and here is my card using the stamp Bunny Love

CMC Copic Challenge # 38

I used Meljean's bunny stamp called Fluffy Bunny, colored with Copics.. I tried to mimic fuzzy fur, but this was a hard challenge for me. I've never tried this technique and need a lot more practice till I'm happy with it.. but it was a great idea for a challenge because it got me out of my Copic comfort zone... :)

Saturated Canary challenge # 12 - Doily

This week at Saturated Canary challenge # 12 was to use a doily. I chose this adorable image called Carrington. She is just precious. My daughter loves to read so much that I've made her another bookmark.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Simon Says Stamps, Magnolia-Licious & Papertake Challenges

This week at Simon Says Stamps Challenge the topic was Mothers Day at Magnolia-Licious Challenge the topic was Think Spring, and at Papertake Weekley the challenge was For The Girls, so how fitting that I combine them to create a card for my MIL. I'll have to hide it since our Mothers Day is in May...I just love this little Tilda with butterfly...

7 Kids College Fund Challenge #42 & All That Scraps

Not A Card was #42 challenge at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog and over at All That Scraps the challenge was (MY FAV of course), SPARKLE.... . My DD just started reading a new book so I decided to make a bookmark using the adorable C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Cupcake Birgitta... She is dreaming of eating all those cupcakes herself....:) I also decided she needed a nice place to sit so I used the Magnolia stamps Arbor. I used a template to draw on the green leaf swirls using green stickles.. It really sparkles...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ooh La La....

I created this new card for my DD... she has set a goal to visit Paris after graduation... I am so proud of her... She will be tickled pink when she gets this... The papers are from Paper Studio and the collection is called Ooh La La.. The stamps are Magnolia's..