Phindy’s Place Challenge ~ We’re going Green!


Happy Friday!   Our challenge this week at Phindy’s Place  is GOING GREEN ~ which means we’d like you to use the color Green and/or something recycled on your card or project.      

I’ve obviously used the color green on my card and thought it would be fun to also make this image called Lula Shopping, carry a canvas bag, as seen in so many stores nowadays.    It certainly doesn’t seem to be her usual style!     I’m not sure if it shows up very well in the photo, but I’ve also color-coordinated the cute little poodle too  . . .   “EVERYONE’s doing it!”



The Go Green print on her canvas bag was computer generated, as well as the sentiment on the side.    

I hope you will join us for this challenge . . .  Everyone’s doing it!    🙂     And, be sure to take a peek at the Phindy’s Place Friday Challenge blog to see all the WORKS of ART from the awesome Design Team!

Hope you have a great weekend!


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All That Scraps Challenge ~ Fruit!


Happy Wednesday!   Time for a new challenge at All That Scraps.   This week, we’d like to see some fruit on your card or project.   This was a definite first for me!   

I decided to go with the adorable new C.C. Designs set called Take a Seat ~ it’s brand new and includes a total of 12 images that are available in either rubber stamps or digi images.    This cutie is Pondering Emma  (with little cherries on her shirt) ~ the chair, photos and lamp are also from the same kit . . . perfect for Emma.   



Pondering Emma actually looked a little sad to me, so I thought a cheery (fruity!)  sentiment would be perfect!   This has obviously been computer generated!   lol

 I hope you can hop over to the All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge blog to see the always amazing projects from the super talented Design Team ~  I know you’ll be inspired to join us!  

It’s another double-post day today ~ we’re hosting our second challenge at 7 Kids College Fund, scheduled for 7:00 AM MT.    Hope you can stop back!


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New Halloween cuties from Sweet November ~ C.C. Designs


Happy Monday!   Yes, it’s getting to be THAT time of year again ~ time for Halloween cardz!    And, Sweet November has just released some of the most adorable Halloween images that are now available for preorder at 7 Kids College Fund.     This cutie is called Baby Trick or Treat Pumpkin.  



All the new products from CHA are starting to roll into the store already, including the Halloween in Wonderland 8×8 paper pad from Graphic 45, I can’t wait to get that!   7 Kids also has all the new Halloween punches from Martha Stewart!   Well, there goes my crafting budget for this month already!!     LOL

Thanks for visiting today!


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Bunny Blooms


Just taking a little break from my Tildas and wanted to share this sooooooo adorable bunny with you!    He’s called Bunny Blooms from High Hopes ~ in stock and available at 7 Kids College Fund.   I believe he was illustrated by the very sweet Crissy Armstrong …  I seriously love everything she does!   

Did you notice his shiny white teeth?   I used some Smooch paint in moonlight to make them nice and shiny!   



The DP for this card is from Graphic 45 (my fav) the Baby 2 Bride Collection ~ Love Me Tender.   Mr. Bunny was colored with Copics, cut out and attached with dimensionals.  I colored an extra set of the tulips and attached those also with dimensionals for a little extra depth.    Here’s a quick photo showing the layers …



I used an EK Success swirl border punch for the middle section and attached that with dimensionals also.   In case you’re wondering, YES, I go through about a case of dimensionals per month!   LOL   

Thanks for visiting today ~ I hope you’re having a great weekend.    My break is over, time to get back to the Tildas.   🙂


Copics Used:   R01, 02, 12, 20, 21, 30;  E50, 51, 53:  B60, 63;  G12;  YG11;  W1, 2, 3, 4

Copic Creations Challenge ~ Snow/SnowPEOPLE!


Can you believe it’s December 1st already???!!   And, time for another Copic Creations challenge.   Appropriate for the season, we’re showcasing Snow/Snow …  PEOPLE.   (need to be politically correct here!)     🙂

For my card, I used a cute stamp called Snow Family from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  They have LOTS awesome, very detailed stamps.




The snow family is, of course, colored with Copics!   The green DP is from Graphic 45’s Christmas Past Collection – The Holly and The Ivy.  The red background paper is Wildberry Red Dot by Bo Bunny.  I added a glittery snowflake from Making Memories and some glitter brad from American Crafts Essentials

Be sure to take a peek at all the fabulous Snow People over at the Copic Creations challenge blog ~  I know you’ll be amazed!!   🙂     I hope you can join us for this challenge.  We’ve got another great prize from Whipper Snapper Designs.

Thanks for dropping by today – Happy December 1st!!  


Copics Used:   R17, 22, 24, 27, 35; YG01, 25, 63;  E50, 51, 53;  B000, 00, 01; Y11, 17, 28; YR16, 20;  RV000, 00; W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; C0, 1, 3, 7, 10; T1, 3, 5; N1, 3

Sugar Bowl Challenge No. 24 – Zig Zag


Happy Friday!  

I loved the sketch this week for the Sugar Bowl Challenge  and thought I would give it a try … my first time!    The only requirements are that you follow the sketch, use a Sugar Nellie image and include some form of zig-zag.     All the details can be found here.   



I decided to use one of my very favorite Sugar Nellie images, one of the Gorguss Girls for my card.   For my zig zag, I used some black rik rak and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Pinking Circles.   The  DP is from Graphic 45 – you know how I feel about that! 

Today’s card went MUCH better than yesterday’s!    I appreciate all your kind comments on my lonnnnnng post yesterday …. but, I still don’t like the card!    🙂 



Thanks for stopping by today.   Hope you’re having a GREAT weekend!



Copics Used:   R000, 00, 11, 20, 30; E000, 00, 11, 41, 42;  N1, 3, 5;  W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Noel from Sarah Kay


 I can’t believe how many angel cards I have done recently!   I do believe I’ve found a new hobby  …   collecting angel stamps.    🙂    This adorable little angel is from Stampavie by Sarah Kay, 2009 Noel Collection, called Noel Peace.



I used my new Pilot Gold Marker extra fine point paint pen on her halo, wings, star and the bottom of the curtain (from my dear friend America)  and added some Golden Rod Stickles also. 



I tried to color the curtain to look like velvet, but red is such a hard color for me to show highlights, so I added some red velvet ribbon to the bottom of the card hoping it would make it look a little more authentic.    The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink 2008 Holiday Tag Collection.    The paper is from Graphic 45.  (love  it!)   

Thanks for visiting today!     Hope your week is going well.



Copics Used:     R20, 30, 35, 37, 39, 89; Y11, 17, 28; E000, 00, 11, 29, 30, 31, 37, 39, 43, 47, 50, 51, 53;  W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Copic Creations Challenge ~ Gold



Hello!  Thanks for visiting today.   Time for another Copic Creations Challenge.  This week we are focusing on the color GOLD.   Our awesome sponsor is I Brake for Stamps.  They have an amazing selection of over 3,000 stamps!!    The prize for one lucky participant is TWO full sheets of stamps!   And, if the winner happens to use an IBFS image, Della, the owner, is throwing in an additional sheet!!    Very cool prize. 

The CCDT was able to choose an image from I Brake for Stamps for our card this week.   Meet the handsome Mr. Nutcracker




All the DP used on this card is from Graphic 45 – I just love every single piece of paper this company makes!   I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Six and Labels Nine for my center shapes, and added some Gold Corduroy Foil paper on the side.   The brads are from American Crafts Elements – they are medium Glitter Brads.  And, finally, the little holly sprig is from Martha Stewart and edged in gold.

You really HAVE to take a look at the GORGEOUS Copic Creations Design Team cards for this challenge!   And, I hope you can join us for a chance to win this awesome prize! 

Thanks for stopping by.


Copics Used:  Y11, 17, 28; R20, 29, 30, 39, 46, 89; G21, 28, 29; E30, 31, 34, 40, 42, 43, 50, 51; B45; W0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; N1, 3, 5; C0, 1, 2


Love is a fruit …



I love this sentiment by Mother Teresa ~ It’s part of the awesome new stamp set from Gina K. Designs  designed by my idol  🙂  Asela Hopkins, called Fruitful Harvest.




I love EVERY stamp included with this set!   Asela always designs such beautiful images.     The grapes and leaves were colored with Copics, cut out and mounted with pop-it dots onto the very cool new Spellbinders Nestabilites Label Six  shape.   The dp is from my fav Graphics 45 and I added some 5 mm Self Adhesive Nail Heads also from Gina K’s.  Here’s a closeup of the grapes:




Thanks for visiting today!   Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday.


Copics used:   YG00, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99; E31, 33; W0, 3, 4

Handpicked, Just for You (II)



Yes, it’s another cutie-patootie from C.C. Designs!   I just LOVE these images for coloring with Copics.  This  Swiss Pixie  Leisel and Her Wheelbarrow  by C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps ~ is now available at 7 Kids College Fund.   Isn’t she just the cutest??!!  … red boots and all, they may be red “pixie” boots, but (in my younger days)  I always wanted a pair of red cowboy boots!   🙂




I also love this color combination – which I have cased from one of my Copic Idols, Cheryl Rowley.  It’s my all-time favorite dp from Graphic 45.  I added some micro buttons in her hair, Star Dust Stickles on her wings, small red brads on both the center of the wheel, of the wheelbarrow, and to attach the sentiment ~ which I thought was perfect for this image   … 



Glad you could stop in today – hope you’re having a terrific day!



Copics Used:  E00, 11, 33, 34, 35, 50, 51, 53, 93; R22, 24, 27, 29, 30, 46; YR00, 14, 20, 23, 31; B14, 16, 18, 29; YG00, 03, 99; G94; W2, 4

Apples image from GinaK Designs, Whimsical Autumn set by Carolyn King; Sentiment from PTI, Flower Garden Sentiments by Lisa Johnson.

Thank you berry much! :)



 Just a Friday quickie for you, featuring this Karen Lockhart stamp, Strawberries.   It’s so amazing that these tiny, detailed stamps are just enough to create an entire card. 





I have to admit, I did “case” this card from one of my favorite blogs that  I LOVE to stalk  ~  Thinking Inking by Debbie Olson.   Here’s her original card …    Spring Fling Everywhere.    She is such an amazing artist!   Believe me, you’ll get lost for hours when you visit her blog!


The background card stock is embossed with the QuicKutz Stripes Label embossing folder,  the strawberries and bowl were heat-embossed with clear EP,  and Iwas able to sneak in a small piece of some Graphic 45 DP behind the main image!  🙂  Once in awhile, I like to make a very simple card, and let the image speak for itself  ~ I think ALL the Lockhart stamps allow this to happen.


And, if I may say ….     T-G-I-F!!!       It’s been another lonnnnnnnggggg  week!   I’m soooooo looking forward to the weekend.     Hope you have a GREAT Friday!  


P.S.   If you have a minute …  please take a peak at my Surfing Edwin card from the new Lazy Summer Days collection on my Magnolia  blog.




Copics Used:   R000, 30, 37, 46, 59; G00, 02; YG41; YR60; W2, 4

Simple Joys! :)



Edited to add:   The SOOOO very nice Danni of  Danni’s Dreams  pointed out that my card today would work great for her Flutter By Wednesday Challenge  this week, which is to use little or no DP on your card.  Be sure to check out this challenge here!    (Thanks Danni!)

Well, this little guy certainly seems to be enjoying himself among the poppies and butterflies!  Don’t you wish you could spend some time like this?    🙂



I thought the sentiment from PTI was perfect for this little Penny Black hedgie stamp called Poppy Fields.  I cut out a second set of butterflies and attached them on top of the original image for a little bit of a dimensional look.  The ribbon is rather frilly in an attempt to try to match the deckled rectangle Spellbinders Nestability die used, but, I’m just not too sure about it!  The DP used is by Graphics 45 – my fav.  

Thanks for your visit today ~ I truly  appreciate it!


Ohhhhh….and guess who got happy mail from Sweden yesterday????      😀       Yay!!




Copics Used:   YR00, 14, 20, 23, 24, 31, 61, 65, 68;  YG03, 11, 25; R000, 20, 30; B000, 00; C1, 3, 7; V12; E000

House Mouse Challenge No. 46 ~ NO COLORING!!!


Happy House Mouse Monday!


Yes, you read it correctly~ NO COLORING of your House Mouse image!    This really was the hardest challenge ever for me!!  I just HAD to add some Fired Brick red Stickles and a little bit of Peeled Paint  &  Black Soot Distress ink…..I couldn’t help myself  ~  Hopefully, I won’t be kicked off the DT!!               Smiley from



The dp used on this card is from my very favorite paper company – Graphic 45, and the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies used are the new Contemporary Heart Pendant  and a couple of Circles.   

Un-colored house mouse!!

Un-colored house mouse!!





Hope you can join us for this challenge ~  All the details can be found here, and while you’re there be sure to check out the always creative designs by the awesome House Mouse Design Team!


Thank you for dropping in today. 


Copics Used:      NONE!!  Smiley from     

A little birdie and a Gorjuss Girl! :)

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Yes, it’s another from my secret stash of Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Girls!   I truly love these images!   I also used some paper from my new-favorite company, Graphic 45 ~ their colors and patterns are so bright and vibrant ~ I’ve been collecting them wherever I can find them!   I do like the combination of blue and yellow too! 


Gojuss Girl

Gojuss Girl



I’ve added some metal brads from Spare Parts and the square shapes behind the main image are cut with my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies.  The yellow lace is from Making Memories and the blue ribbon is from my stash ~ the dots were originally white, until I colored them yellow with my Copic marker!  🙂    The sentiment is computer generated.



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Thank you for visiting today!   I really appreciate it.   And, don’t forget to stop back on Wednesday for a new Copic Creations Challenge ~ yep, it will be the first of July already!!    🙂


Copics Used:   B23, 24, 29, 39; R000, 11, 20, 30; Y00, 11, 17, 21; YR00, 16, 23, 31;  E00, 50, 51, 53