Happy Mother’s Day to my Daughter(s)!


There’s something about this image that just tugs at the ole’ heartstrings!   I thought it would be a perfect Mother’s Day card for my daughters, since they are all grown up and mothers themselves . . . and presently each one is pregnant (!)  The image brought back memories of when they were little girls.     (Of course, that means I’ll definitely be needing to make one more!)   




This sweet image, Mother and child,  is from I Brake For Stamps.   If you hurry, there’s still plenty of time to order and still receive it in time ~ Della is the faster shipper around!    🙂     And, of course, if you use code SAVE10MARY, you’ll receive ten percent off!!    

I’ve been saving this dp from the Basic Grey green at heart 6×6 paper pad for just the perfect card, since I love it!!   It seemed to be made for this image.   The little flowers are punched with several EK Success punches and I’ve added some white 3 mm brads to the centers.   The oval shape was cut with a Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Petite Oval die.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Thanks for visiting today!   Hope you’re having a GREAT weekend! 


Copics Used:   Vo6;  RV02, 09, 14, 21;  Y11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, 35;  YR000,01, 09, 31;  YG91, 93, 95, 97;  E00, 11, 13, 37, 39, 50, 51, 53, 55;  W000, 00, 1, 2, 3;  T3, 5

Copic Creations Challenge ~ Coloring “Other” Surfaces


Happy May Day!   I can’t believe how quickly this year is flying by!    It’s time for a new Copic Creations Challenge.   This week was a tough one – Coloring other surfaces, like fabric, chipboard, vellum, plastic, wood, etc.   As you can see above, I’ve stamped and colored this cloth baby bib.      My daughter is pregnant and due in July with her THIRD daughter!  So I thought it would be fun to give her this.    Hopefully, the baby won’t be late!   

I also stamped and colored some kitchen towels using one of my favorite stamps by one of my favorite artists – Asela Hopkins, an amazing artist from Gina K Designs AND a member of the Copic Creations Design Team!   The stamp set is called  Fruitful Harvest.



Here’s a quick closeup of the purple grape towel . . .



I must say they definitely look much better IRL!    Photographing white towels just was not working too well! 

We have LOTS of helpful tutorials to guide you in whatever medium you choose to color on.    Our sponsor for this challenge is Copic Markers!!   AND, the prize is a 12-piece set of Copics!!    Pretty cool.    So, I hope you can give this technique a try and join us.   Be sure to stop over at the Copic Creations Challenge blog to see all the amazing samples from the VERY talented DT!    You won’t be disappointed.


Copics Used:   (Grape vines)  V05, 06, 09, 91, 93;  YG01, 25, 93, 95, 97;  G20, 21, 24, 40;    (Bib)  RV000, 00, 02; R30;  Y11, 21;  E00, 01;  W0