Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sew sorry you're under the weather

It's been a busy weekend here at my house.  My sister was visiting and we did some crafting and shopping which is the norm when we are together. We also went to the bridal shower for my future daughter-in-law, where I ate way to many cake balls.
My sister and I started looking at some Cricut cartridges and discovered, 'Country Life'. This sewing machine intrigued us, so I started pulling scraps out of my bins and this is what I came up with.
Hope everyone had a great weekend and stay cool this upcoming week.

  Cricut - Country Life
  Paper - Basic Grey, scrap black, beige, cream
  Sentiment - typed on computor
  Punch - Stampin' Up! small scallop
  Misc:  Glossy Accents, Felt, Straight Pins, black brad and nail heads, paper flower,
  sewing machine
  Signo Silver Pen
  Copic Markers: E53, RV19, !00

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Start each day with "whee"!

I wanted to post this card today because I borrowed the image from my sisters collections and she's coming to visit me today.  The image is from Pure Innocence and it's so simple to color. I didn't have the sentiment stamped so I used my computer to duplicate.

Thanks for stopping by today.

  Pure Innocence Stamps
  Copic Markers -
  Spica Pen - Blossom.
  VersaMagic Chalk Ink - Aegean Blue
  Spellbinders Dies - Grand Scalloped Squares,Peony,Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
  Stampin' Up! Small Scalloped Punch
  Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch and Butterfly Punches
  Papers - My Minds Eye, Amuse'
  Misc. Glimmer Jewels

Monday, July 25, 2011

Peony Dimensional Flowers

I want to share these fun flowers with you and let you know that I will be teaching a class on Wednesday at All About Pictures here in Cedar Rapids.  If you would like to take this class please call the store and sign up, we still have a couple of places left.  The class does require the McGill Paper Blossoms tools kit and Molding mat.  You will also need to learn basic techniques prior to class.  I will be teaching a small informational class starting at 5:00.
All About Pictures - 319.364.4141 to sign up.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

From the Gang

So how can you not love these guys.  Although they don't exactly look like the three that I have, they are a fun bunch.  Can't wait to take some time and color again.
Stamp- Stamping Bella, Woofin it up #CC123
Copic Marker- E29,E37,E39,E43,E44,E47,E49,E50,E51,E53,E55,E57,E59,BG01,BG53,R00,R14,R24,W00,W3,C1,C3,C4,C7  Spica Turquoise,  Multiliner Yellow
Glaze Black Pen
Uniball Silver Pen
  Blue- Stampin'UP!
  Yellow and Brown- Bazzill
  Red Check- Amuse'
Sizzix Fench Die
Martha Stewart Grass Border Punch
Amuse' Cloud Die (used as stencil with airbrush)
Misc: Ribbon and Twine

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Fun Flowers

I'm trying a few new things today.  Interesting that I have another pink and black card.  I have used a Hero Arts stamps and then my airbrush with a fun stencil.  I have layered 5 colors on the stencil and achieved the look by moving the stencil around a small bit after each color. Oh there are so many possibilities!

Hero Arts Flower Burst Card stamp K5346
Sentiment stamp - Stampin' UP!
Copic Markers - V17, RV14, Y38, R22, B02
Stencil - Coffee Break Design
Pink Dot paper - The Paper Studio
Pink and Black cardstock - Bazzill
Black and White Glitter paper - doodlebug design
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Lacey Circles
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Stampin' UP! white Embossing Powder
Misc: Stickles and ribbon

You make my Heart smile

This little Tea Cup girl is so cute.  Unfortunately the picture doesn't show the exact colors.  She really is very pink and bright.  My husband ask me what was wrong with her hair and I politely explained that she had a head piece on her head.  I guess because I have spiky hair he thought she had spiky hair too, well at least that's how I interpreted the image.
Stamping Bella-EH108 Tea Cup Girl
Sentiment - Claudia & Co.
Spellbinders - Label Fourteen
Copic Markers - RV17, RV17, R20, E000, E00, E02, E50, E51, E57, G21, G24, G28, W00, W1
Spica Markers - Pink and Turquoise
Floral paper - Stampin' UP!
Green paper - BasicGrey
Misc- Ribbon, The Twinery, Stickles, Buttons and Pearls

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A Little Something For You

I'm back from CHA and finally rested.  We had a great time with so much to see.  Many new things for Christmas, Spellbinders and Hero Arts has some new stamp/die sets that are special.  Stop by All About Pictures in Cedar Rapids to see all the new things.

Tonight I have a card that shows the same image I used the other day.  I felt like coloring and it was laying on my desk so, here it is.....
Image is from Stampin Bella, #MO144(Sprout) Sentiment- Stampin' UP!
Copic Markers- B0000,B01, B02, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG61, E000, E00, E02, E35, E44, E47, E49, E50, E51, R20, 1/2YR31, FY1, W1, W2, W3, Colorless Blender,
Signo White
Spellbinders: Large Deckled Rectangles
Tag Punch: Stampin' UP!
Photo Corner Punch: EK Success
Stampin' UP!: Print paper,Beyond the Garden - Light Blue, In Color 2011
Bazzill: Dark Blue
Neena: White
Amuse': Green Check
Misc: Ribbon
Memento: Tuxedo Black Ink

Monday, July 18, 2011


Today I'm bringing you a card with this cute little girl on a swing.  It is much to HOT to swing outside today, but she can dream.  The featured stamp is #GR016 from Stampavie. Of course I used my Copic markers and a few Spellbinder dies. Below is a list of supplies
Copic Markers:
   Background with airbrush B00,1/2 YR31
White Signo Marker
Hero Arts:S5447 Large Plaid Pattern with Classic Daffodil Delight Ink from Stampin' UP!
Sentiment: Hero Arts #CL381
Spellbinders: Classic Scallop Circles Large, Nested Lacey Pennants
Stella Rose papers
Stampin' UP! Scallop Border Punch
Misc: button, pink twine, handmade resin flower

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Flower Cart

I've chosen another Northwoods stamp to share on this card.  I colored it with my Copic Markers and I must admit the pile just kept growing.  There are 26 colors on the card which includes the background airbrushing. I used the Curved Rectangles Spellbinders die for the image and for the fence I pulled out one of my old Sizzix dies.  The fence was cut from Real Cherry Wood paper by Creative Imaginations.  Using some Distress Ink, I colored the leaves of some paper flowers and glued a resin flower in the middle.  The sentiment  and ribbon is from Stampin' UP!

Copic Markers:

for my special bud

I think this little image from Stamping Bella is just adorable.  I gave her some bright red hair that I feel fits her personality.  I also used one of my new favorite Spellbinders dies which is Wonky Rectangles.
Copic Markers:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, July 15, 2011


This Penny Black image was so much fun to color.  I think that I like this little guy almost as much as I like Mimi.  I am sorry to admit that I don't have the Copic Marker colors written down for this card.  The frog on the log is from a Stampin' UP! collection that I like to use alot..  The image was cut using Spellbinders Curved Rectangles die, with some airbrushing and a Spica pen for faux stitching.  The green check paper is from one of my new found favorites by Amuse'.
Hope you have a good weekend and thanks for stoppin by.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I've Got the Blues

I recently picked up a new Tim Holtz die that I knew I wanted to use to make this flower.  I have several old books that I use when I need script paper.  These pages tend to be a lighter weight of paper so I thought they would work well to make the flower.  So, I cut 4 sets of flowers and layered them, securing with a brad.  I pulled the layers up to shape the flower, then sprayed with Glimmer Mist.

Printed Paper - K & Company, Black and Ivory Fusion
Black and Blue cardstock - Core'dination Black Magic
  Crochet - Stampin' UP!
  Blue - Michaels
Sentiment Stamp - Stampin' UP!
Tim Holtz Die - Tattered Florals
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Sapphire
  Scallop Oval and Label - Stampin' UP!
Stick Pin - Yellow Bicycle

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Have a Sweet day

 Thought I would share this card that I worked on as I was sorting through some papers and cleaning up my craft room. I always seem to make a bigger mess when I do this because I find myself starting another project and never finish the cleaning.  So, here is the outcome and a brief description of the card.
  Base - Stampin' UP!
  Black Scallop - Core'dination Black Magic
  Script Paper - Fancypants Designs
  Yellow Check - Amuse'
  Vase - Northwoods
  Sentiment - Papertrey, Garden Variety
  Grands Scalloped Squares
  Classic Scalloped Circles Large
  Ribbon Banners
Ribbon:  Misc. scrap that was black and white and I used my Copic Markers to change the white to yellow. 

FY1,Y21,Y35,G40,G82,G94,G24, FYG1, BG000,Colorless Blender

Sock Monkey

You've heard me mention the special little boy that I know and this was another card that I made for him.  I colored him with my Copic Markers and used several Spellbinder Dies.
The stamped image is from Stampin' UP!

Sly Fox

This sly fox is very cute.  As he pears out the little hole in the tree, you can almost see his smile.
I taught several people to make this card and I was just amazed at how much fun they had.
We used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the tree and a Cricut cartridge for the Fox.

Candy Anyone?

I love to add a little bling to my cards, so when I saw this bubblegum machine stamp I knew I had to fill it.
This is also a good way to use all those embellishments you have left in ones and twos.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Peony Dimensional Flowers

I will be offering two classes this month at All About Pictures that focus on Dimensional Flowers.  This Class will focus on the Peony.  We will make several flowers during class and you should be able to take supplies with you to make another flower.  You need to have the basic McGill Paper Blossoms techniques mastered to take this class.
If you would like information or want to save your space, please call All About Pictures here in Cedar Rapids.
Class date is July 27th, 6:00 - 8:00

Small Dimensional Flowers

I just wanted to give you a peak at the Small Dimensional Flowers that 
I will be teaching this month at All About Pictures.
These flowers are a much smaller scale and actually sit relatively flat on a 
card or scrapbook page. Most of these flowers can be made with some basic punches
that most people probably already have.
We will still use the McGill tool set to add a little dimension so the flowers 
have some attitude!  If you are interested in learning more or want to save you space 
please call All About Pictures.
Class Date:  July 25th, 6:00 - 8:00

Friday, July 8, 2011

Upcoming Copic Class

I am teaching a Copic Marker Class at All About Pictures on July 18th.
We will be working on 2 cards that feature Northwoods Stamps.
This Tulip Border stamp is such fun and can be colored many ways. 
If you have worked with Copic Markers, live in the Cedar Rapids, IA area and want to take this class 
please call All About Pictures to save your space and get details.
Class is 6:00-8:00pm

Boo-t-iful Halloween

I am a shoeaholic and Love these Witches Boots.
They definitely are stylin.
Hope this get's your mind thinking for Halloween 2011.

Lets Cool The Heat?

I'm posting these images hoping they provide you with some relief from the HEAT!  Not sure where you are in the country, but here in the Midwest, we could sure use some rain.  
Looking over my cards I found several ice skaters that I've colored with Copic Markers.
As you can see I like to take an image and color it several times with different colors.  
I am always surprised at how it changes the look of the card.

The image below is from Stampin' UP!

Christmas in July

Thought I would share a few Christmas cards as I make these post.  This is a digital image colored with Copic Markers.  Several Spellbinder dies were used along with my sewing machine, ribbons and gems.

Another Northwoods stamp for the Holidays.  These stamps are so good to use when I pull out my Copic Markers.  I chose to use reds and pinks to color the poinsettias.  
Imagine the possibilities.

Choo Choo

This little train is from a Stampin' UP! collection.  I colored the stamp by using Stampin' Write Markers then cut each piece out with some detail scissors.
I used black rick rack for the train track and some black metal gems for the smoke.

Gnomeo oh Gnomeo

I am just in LOVE with this little guy.  Not sure if I fell in love after seeing Gnomeo and Juliet, but I just giggle when I see him.  This image is from There She Goes Again and colored with Copic Markers.
Oh, and by the way, I DO NOT have Gnomes in my yard!


I have used this image from Northwoods stamps many times.  Copics were used to color the flowers and vase along with my faithfull Distress Inks for the background.

Red is for Strawberries

This image is from Flourishes and was colored using Copic Markers.  I enjoyed making this card because it reminds me of summertime.  

Summer Time Fun

This Penny Black Stamp is one of my favorites.  I love all things Mimi! I'm sure you will see her again soon if I have anything to do with it.
Thanks for stopping by....

Embrace Life

I love to use White embossing powder and Distress Inks.  This card is such a simple design with a BIG impact.  

My Feathered Friends

This fun card I made in several colors.  I used the Caged Bird Die From Tim Holtz and then placed the small bird inside using the Bird Builder Punch from Stampin' UP!
Several Butterflies add a little fun to finish the card off.

The Robotz Are Coming

As I have promised for a while, I've been working on my blog.  I have gathered a few of my cards to display for your viewing. I know a very special little boy that likes to get cards, so I pulled out the Robotz Cricut cartridge and starting cutting.  Well, the end results was 4 cards with all the pieces parts.  So here's what I had the way this little boy LOVES pop-dots and thinks a red glitter pen is "Magic"

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another Copic Card

Today I'm showing another card colored with Copic Markers.
This is the same image that I posted the other day, but as you can see it looks totally different when I chose different colors.


Daisies (left to right) – all flowers have
YG03 in the center.  (1)YR12,YR14,YR18
 (2) Y21,Y23 -  (3) R22,R24 –  (4) W00,
YR0000,Y000 – (5) RV55,RV66
Leaves – YG91,YG93,YG95
Pots – W1,E42,Colorless Blender
Shadow – W1,E42
Punch top edge of colored image with
a decorative border punch. Use a contrasting
paper to add a decorative border to the
bottom of the image. Tie a small bow in
decorative ribbon and adhere to the front.
Attach to black paper and to a card base.
Add Stickles to flower centers.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Copic Cards

Here's a Copic Marker card that I will be teaching this month at All About Pictures.  It is a great stamp from Northwoods and can be colored so many ways and used for many occasions.
Basic supplies and instructions are below.
Class is scheduled for July 18th at 6:00.  Call today to register for class
Daisies – E11,E13,E39,R29
Daisies – YR04,YR07,YR09,R29
Leaves – YG11,G82,G94,Y15
Pots – W1,E53,Colorless Blender
Shadow – W1

Fold Kraft card base in half,
emboss the front.  Cut the green
cardstock shape in half and
adhere to the sides of the colored
image as shown in picture. Tie twine
to the colored image with bow in
the bottom corner.  Adhere to the
Kraft card base.
Other Supplies: Spellbinders Reverse Wonky Rectangles and Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Spots n Dots.