Saturday, December 1, 2012

Maya & Kitty Drinking Hot Tea...

How about another Maya image.

Aren't they adorable!
Just one more Maya to go.
I love that Frostyville Wreath, but it's a pain to cut out.
It kept getting stuck on the cutting mat.
Tip: Wax Paper 
I'll try and remember to do a quick how to video on that after I finish the Christmas card kits.

Thanks for stopping in.
Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Maya & Kitty Sledging...

This is one of three Maya card kits.
Maya & Kitty Sledging
Two more Maya's to go.
The other two are super cute too!

I'm really happy with how this one turned out.
It doesn't have traditional colors, but looks awesome.
If I do say so myself.
Although I didn't love cutting out all those doilies.
I love the doilies, but having to punch out all those little bits from the die is a pain.

The beautiful paper is Bo Bunny - Snow Day.

It turned out pretty awesome.
I love how it's got different size bits.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Angel Gwen...

How about another Some Odd Girl Stamp..

I love how the not white dress turned out!
I think the banner would look really cool done in red with gold embossing.
I didn't do it that way for the kits because I don't have gold embossing powder in the store.
But there's no reason you can't when you get it home.
Just an idea.

Thanks for stopping in!
Have a wonderful day.
I'll see you tomorrow with another Christmas Card Kit.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Gingerbread Kaylee...

I'm back to Christmas card kit making.
This cute Some Odd Girl stamp is

Isn't she adorable!
She also comes with 2 accessory images and three sentiments.
See the cute gingerbread man.
There's also a gingerbread lady.

Head over and grab you one while they are available.
Remember when it's gone it's gone.
I have too many in the color box to make up more. :O)

Have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2012

December Monthly Kits...

Whoops I forgot to post the December Monthly Card Kits...
the Copic Coloring Card Kit.
It on Pre-Order until November 15th then a new kit goes up.
I actually have a couple of these ready so you won't have to wait if you order one of those two.

Then we have the Water Coloring Card Kit

I also have two of these made up and ready to go.

I did an alternate coloring of this one with copic markers if you like copic instead.
I posted in over on the store blog.

There's lots of great things going on over on the store blog if you haven't been over there head over and check it out!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Set...

Thought I would ask...
You get 36 of there most popular colors with a Super Brush (that we all love already) and Fine Nib (great for those small areas) in Black.

These are the colors you get..
Click on the picture to make bigger.

Cost $200 for the set with free shipping.
It takes 7-10 days after I order for them to arrive.
I'll order at the end of the week. 
Unless a bunch of you order before then.
Then I'll order more then once.
So if you want one head over to the store and place your order!

Hazel Video...

Sorry I haven't posted for a while.
I forget after I post on the store blog I should come here to.
I try and post there everyday so if don't want to miss anything definitely head over there.

So better late then never right?
I finally managed to make the Hazel video Trish asked for.
I was in a hurry when I shot it yesterday morning so I didn't read the directions before I started.
So I forgot a couple colors.
Like the Broom Handle is E31 & E30
the Broom was actually E31, Y21, Y11 & Y0000
the Bats Ears, Belly & Nose had R00 to lighten them before I used the W2.
I put notes in when I edited.
Sorry about that I had to go to a job interview in the afternoon but wanted to get this done for you guys when the light was good.
The lesson in this is always read the DIRECTIONS first..

So on to the video..

Thanks for stopping by and watching.
Have a great day.

Monday, September 24, 2012


If you have the first 2 Copic Coloring Guide books you know how wonderful they are!

Includes detailed step-by-step tutorials by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker for coloring faces and hair and various types of fabric and clothing to add unique personality and life to images. Features expert tips for coloring eyes and lips and adding shading around facial features and coloring hair. A handy CD containing all of the tutorial images is included.

Is expected to start shipping from the manufacturer Oct.5th.
I have pre-ordered a few copies for the store.
If you would like to be in on the first order.
Head over to the store and Pre-Order your copy today.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I forgot to come here and post the next card in the card series.
This is card #2 Shroom.
He's a CC Designs Stamp by Amy Young.
The beautiful paper is Bo Bunny - Camp-A-Lot.
This kit comes with both Shroom and the Mushroom Set.
You have to buy the Be Happy Sentiment Set separate.

Thanks for watching.
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 2, 2012


I decide to do a start to finish series of video tutorial on these cute little
CC Designs Sweet November Stamps by Amy Young.
First up we have...
Isn't he adorable!
The paper is Bo Bunny Camp-A-Lot.
I thought is went great with the whole set of images.

Next we up we have a give away by Krista Smith...
You know I love all her wonderful stamps and digi's..

This is from Krista's Blog

"This year, one of my personal goals is to give.  Give.

It is a lot harder than the little word lets on...Things come up and get in the way...
And life is busy...

And then I look back and a year is gone.  Gone, and I haven't really given anything.  

Sure, I always have big plans.  I say a lot of prayers, hoping God gives me the opportunities to give to others.  Meanwhile, I'm just wasting time.  Time moves fast...And there is no better time than now.

Seek opportunities, friends.  
They are everywhere.  

You all have given much to me this year-- new friendships.  A great home business that I truly love.  The encouragement to push through the days when I feel like a failure.  And daily-- your sweet messages and kind words-- they are uplifting and remind me that people are beautiful and loving and gracious.

So, I'd love to join together and give to a great cause.  

Next week, I will have two digis available.  They will be free downloads.  There will be a donate link where you can, instead of purchasing the digis for $4.00 each, give what you can to St Jude's Children's Research Hospital.  I will collect the money for one month, and at the end, donate the entire amount collected from these two digis to the hospital.  I am also in the process of being approved for an event at the there may be an opportunity in the near future to send me Christmas cards to bring to the children and families this coming holiday season.  

If you are not familiar with the hospital, please click the link.  

If you'd like to help spread the word about the digi release, please place this button on your sidebars.  I will have the stamps available next week.  *Link to Krista's post HERE, please.*"

Hope your all having a fabulous day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Seashell Sarah...

Since I shared the Copic Monthly Card Kit yesterday I thought I better share the water coloring kit too.
This is Seashell Sarah.
Isn't she a doll!
I have again used Echo Park - Hello Summer paper.
I love the bright fun colors.

With this kit you'll get a Pink Wink of Stella Glitter pen if you order while it's on pre-order.
You can use it to color the bikini!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Lolli Beatrice...

It's time for the new Card Kits of the Month over at Heather's Hobbie Haven.
This is the Copic Coloring Card Kit - Lolli Beatrice.
Isn't she fun!
I love the bright paper.
Echo Park - Hello Summer.

This month you'll get the cute CC Designs - Lolli Cutter Die if you order while it's on pre-order.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lexie Elise...

Grand daughter number 2 made her appearance July 2nd at 3:51pm.
6lb. 7oz.
18 1/5" long.
It was a long week, but Mommy (Emily) and Lexie finally got to go home from the hospital today.
Mommy was ready for her own bed and peace and quiet.
At least her own bed is possible.
Peace and quiet probably not.
She better nap when Lexie is napping.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Little Miss Album Kit...

I have one kit left so thought I would share it with you here.

I just had to order the new Bo Bunny Little Miss Collection so I could make an album for Natalie.
Would you like to make your own too?
You can get a kit HERE.

I whipped up a quick video showing you everything you get in the kit and what my album looks like.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Little Jack & Bobbin Gone Fishin'...

Oh my good golly isn't this new Whimsy Stamps image by Elizabeth Bell so cute!
This month we will be adding some texture to Jack's pants.
So head over and grab a kit so you can color along with me and the video.
I'm making all monthly kit video's private from now on so you'll need to purchase a kit to receive the link.
I want to give the Monthly Kit purchasers that little something special.

The cute paper is Echo Park This & That Charming.
Great boy paper!

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 18, 2012


I'm in boy mode.
Both of the new August Monthly Card Kits feature boy images.
This is the Water Coloring Card Kit - Snoozin'.
The cute image is from Whimsy Stamps by Elisabeth Bell.

*** The card kit does NOT come with the sentiment set!
I just thought I would show you how perfect this Summer Oval Letter Seals set looked when added on.

I actually broke out my Distress Markers to play with a little bit on this one.
I love how you can use the fine tip to get into the small areas, like the tree seams.
It adds some great dark shadows.

I'll be working on the video this week.
I'm making all monthly kit video's private from now on.
I want to give Monthly Kit purchasers that little something special just for them.
If you would like to color along head over and grab a kit.

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bike Kid...

How about a cool guy card.
Isn't this cute Bike Kid image by Whimsy Stamp totally cute!
The fun paper is Bo Bunny On The Go.
I love all the gu stuff on it.
Cars, tracks, signs, gears and stuff like that.

I love how the hat turned out.
I'm getting better with the gray markers.

I better get to work.
Have a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by and the wonderful comments!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Butterfly Lucy...

Sorry I haven't been by. 
I took the store to a crop and it takes me a bit to get everything together.
And back together.
But it's finally all back in place and I feel crafty again.

Look NO pattern paper.
I love the cute look of this card.
The grass border is perfect for the flower border.
You have to watch when pulling the flower border out of the die. Those stems are small.

I'm off to see if I can get some more done.

Thanks for stopping by and for the wonderful comments.
I really love them all!

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cute Bow...

Natalie is a week old today, so mommy thought she should get out of PJ's and put on an outfit.
She couldn't wait to use the hair bows.
Natalie decided she would hold still for two seconds and be awake.
This picture will be going into the scrapbook.
I guess I better get started on that!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Molly Makes A Detour...

The image is by Stamping Bella.
There are so many wonderful images in my box to choose from that is was hard to decide this month.
But I haven't used any of these yet, so they won.
The fun paper is Imaginisce - Sole Sisters.
It's really fun with purses, shoes and girlie stuff.

The image is pretty big at 4.25" x 2.75"
It also come with the sentiment.
The stamp is Un-Mounted grey rubber, but I have included the EZ Mount in your kit.
So if you haven't picked that up yet don't forget to get one.

There are actually 9 new Reinkers.
I would get them while you can.
They are only available while supplies last.

I'll see you tomorrow with the July Copic Coloring Card Kit.

Thank you for all the well wishes for Natalie Ann.
She's doing great.
Who knew they could be so cuddly.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Natalie Ann...

My very first grandchild arrived yesterday at 8:14am
Natalie Ann 6lb 10oz 20" long.
I was my daughter Ashley's coach.
3am in very early.
What an experience. She did great!
Both are home today and resting comfortably.

Thanks for stopping in!
Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Share On Sunday...

It's time for Sunday Share over on The Sugar Nellie Blog.
What's your favorite PIN this week.
I have to say mine is this recipe for The Ultimate Sticky Buns from
Don't they look heavenly?

Hope your having a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thanks for stopping in.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Fun Ways to Use Rubber Stamps

Rubber stamps are the perfect tool for enhancing your artwork. They are popular for their versatility and their ability to be used nearly anywhere. Stamps can also be embellished in a number of ways. Most art suppliers offer a wide variety of rubber stamps of different shapes and sizes with handy shapes, text, and images. If you’re an art student or aspiring artist, consider art college as a way to channel your creative focus and make a career out of your passion.


Stamps are commonly used to enrich birthday cards, graduation cards, wedding cards, anniversary cards, get well cards, and thank you cards. Specialized stamps are always around for any and all of the holidays, and they’re not limited to Christmas and Valentine’s Day—surprise your friends and loved ones with stamped cards for Thanksgiving, Easter, the fourth of July, or Hanukah.
Whenever you use rubber stamps, remember to use a hard, flat, stable surface like a table. Be sure to remove dust and particles off of the rubber with a sponge or stamp cleaner to ensure a clean mark. Also, when you stamp, use your fingers to apply firm, even pressure to the stamp without rocking it in order to avoid a blurry image, and make sure your stamp is well inked!


Use rubber stamps in your scrapbook! Most professional scrapbook makers use rubber stamps for their creations, and it’s easy to see why. There will always be a stamp related to the subject on a page, or even an aspect of the topic. You can even get stamps with days and months to commemorate the dates of your memories instead of writing them in. Rubber stamps will provide a delightful contrast to photographs, cutouts, and the other media on the page.
You can also switch things up and make a pattern by forming a series of stamps on a page (this works for cards, too).

Rubber Stamp Ideas

Lost for inspiration? Craft Blogs provides links to art pages with categories including decoration, patterns, and srapbooking.
If you’re comfortable with rubber stamps or an advanced user, The Stampin’ Place offers basic tips for rubber stamps, techniques including heat embossing, coloring, and embellishing stamps, 3-D, stained glass, and background methods, tri-card ideas and advice about stamping on multiple media. The site gives clear directions and helpful guidelines for each of the listed techniques.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Balloon Kaylee...

I was checking to see how many stamps I had in the store yesterday so I could order a spinning rack and came across this cute Balloon Kaylee stamp by Some Odd Girl.
I was like why is this cutie still here?
So I grabbed them off the hanger and made a card kit out of her.
The stamp set has Balloon Kaylee & the Happy Birthday Sentiment.
Didn't she turn out CUTE!

The beautiful paper is Echo Park This & That Graceful Collection.
I picked the diamond paper out before I colored my image so I could match my colors to the paper.
Picking a piece of paper first makes the coloring easier for me.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a Great Day!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Party Lucy...

I love the My Mind's Eye paper I used on the June Water Coloring Card Kit.
It features CC Design stamps: Party Lucy & Magical Wishes Sentiments.
The beautiful paper is Miss Caroline.
I used the new My Favorite Things Die-Namic: Mini Doily Circles for the sentiment.
It's perfect.

I have both Monthly Kit video's loaded on the 
if you would like to go watch them.
Leave a comment if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Share...

It's time for Sunday Share over on the Sugar Nellie Blog.
What's your favorite PIN this week?

I'm not sure when I pinned this, but I made it yesterday.
By the Skinny Chef.

I don't know about you, but I always end up with old banana's.
No one want's to eat.
So when I pinned this I knew I would have to give it a try.
I'll be making this again.

This helped..
I've been wanting one of these for years and this week I finally gave in and brought one home.
Wow is it a dream!
I can see more recipes tried in the future.

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cute Birgitta & Spring Bench...

I LOVE the soft colors on the new June Copic Coloring Card Kit.
The beautiful paper is My Mind's Eye - Follow Your Heart - Be Amazing.
It's the boy colors, but doesn't it look Fab!
The cute fence is the new Whimsy Stamps Picket Fence Die.
I already have to order some more for the store cause they ran out.
But I'll get them back in!
It's super cute.

I'm still procrastinating on the tutorial, but it will be up soon.
Head over to the store and pick up your kit and color along.

Thanks for looking!
Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tilda with Peony...

Yep I'm in the pink mood.
I'm not usually a pink kind of girl, but I love this Basic Grey: Kissing Booth Paper.
The wonderful Tilda with Peony is done in Ranger Distress Inks.
I don't do nearly enough water color kits for the store so thought she would be perfect.
You can find a Card Kit over at Heather's Hobbie Haven

I colored her entirely with Ranger Distress Reinkers
and then
went back and added a few extra shadows to her hair and the Peony
I love that you can use the fine point to get into small areas.
Super Cool!

Don't forget about the 6 x 6 paper pad sale going on.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Celebration Tilda & A Sale...

I was in the mood for some water coloring
pink paper.
The beautiful paper is Basic Grey: Kissing Booth.
The cute Tilda is from the Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love Collection
The cute butterflies are a Martha Stewart Punch I've had for a while

Doesn't she look soft.
I really like how she turned out.

The 6 x 6 Paper Pads are stacking up over at Heather's Hobbie Haven.
I need room for some new ones!
So how about a SALE.
25% off all Paper Pads
use coupon code: paperpads
good until 4/28/12

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day.