Card Maker and Flower Soft partners

Hello everyone!

Welcome to another Flower Soft post and this week, we are partnering with Card Maker magazine.

I wanted to share a timeless Flower Soft classic – the ever adorable Hedgerow the Hedgehog.

He is a card topper so there was no coloring involved but I did use Nutbrown Flower Soft for his texture and Toffee Flower Soft for shadows. Patterned paper is from Simple Stories.

Hop around to get more animal themed inspirations:

Card Maker

Flower Soft blog

Anya Schrier

Jen Buck

Carolyn King

Cibele Glazer

Colleen Schaan

Dawn Lusk

Glenda J. Wyatt

Deb Felts

Jennie Harper

Jeanne Streiff

Krista Van Winkle

Linda Beeson

Kimberly Crawford

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Trudy Sjolander

Vicki Harper


Gourmet Rubber Stamps Color Challenge

Hello my friends,

Hope your Thanksgiving went well!

Check out this months color challenge from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. So very pretty and makes me feel all Christmasy!

Here is my card with those colors:

I used Holiday Script for the sentiment – if this was the only holiday sentiment set you get, you have to get this set, there are SO MANY beautiful fonts on this set! And the beautiful medallion around the sentiment is actually a stencil from Gourmet Rubber Stamps too – a brand new product!


Dear Santa,

Hello my friends,

I hope your Thanksgiving has been great. As usual, I gobbled till I wobbled – not good. But on a positive note, I have my Christmas tree and decorations up – we do that during Thanksgiving and I’m glad to have gotten that out of the way. Now, for the presents:

This original Humphrey was colored with Spectrum Noir markers – DR1, DR3, PP5 (for his overalls); IG1, IG2, IG4 (for Humphrey) and DG2, DG3, DG4 (for grass). Sentiment is from another cute set Popcorn the Bear Dear Santa stamp set. Papers are from Echo Park.

I hope Santa brings you want you wish for this Christmas and if he doesn’t you can always get it from Crafter’s Companion.


Happy Birthday!!

  • Love you to the moon and back.
  • All papers and stickers courtesy of Momenta.
  • Thank you for being in my life.


You r my Thanksgiving Blessing.

Hello my friends,

Happy Turkey Day to my American Friends!

Many thanks for being in my online life as well as my real life – card is made with Flower Soft products. Specifically, Mabel Lucie Atwell Papercrafting kits and Autumn and Lavender Flower Soft.

I hope you have plenty to be Thankful for this year and may you gobble till you wobble!


Time to celebrate!

Hello folks,

  • The end of the year is always a happy and crazy time for me.
  • Happy because everyone in my family is celebrating their birthday and it’s just a wonderful time to get together with the people we love and
  • Crazy because I’m the one planning for birthday parties, buying presents, cleaning house and hosting house guests … phew, I’m tired just typing about it.
  • I don’t really want to get started with those things so I made a card – convenient reason for everything. Ha!

  • Momenta galore on this card.
  • Check out the cupcake border – love that!
  • The tiny bee .. oh my so cute!
  • And that trendy sentiment sticker – love!
  • I just love these fun Momenta stickers!


Hello everyone!!

Eeeeekk… I am so excited with new SWALK images by Crafter’s Companion – newly released today! Check it out …

This one I used is called – Pedigree. I’m so in need of doggie stamps right now. He was also colored with Spectrum Noir markers – BG1, BG2, BG4, BG6 (dog), TB2, FS2, FS3, GB4, GB6 (boy) and DR7, DR4, GB8 (collar & bone). I also used the recently released embossing folder – it comes in all kinds of sizes for every project imaginable. I have my eye on those 8.5 x 11″ ones!


New Gourmet Rubber Stamps Appetizer set

Hello all,

Concise post today – it’s too cold here in MN. Hope it’s warmer in your parts of the world.

Here is the card for today.

I’m totally IN LOVE with how this card turned out for several reasons.

Gorgeous BRAND SPANKING NEW Gourmet Rubber Stamps Appetizer set – called Peace and Love Flowers and to die for richly pigmented Tsukineko inks – Momenta London Fog, Momenta Rubarb Stalk and VersaColor Bamboo.

Check out Gourmet Rubber Stamps website for the other Appetizer set release too – called Happy Heart Day. Super cute!

Oh and if you love eye candy and inspiration using these 2 new appetizer release, go here:

Deb Felts

Jeni Allen

Jennifer Ingle

Kelli Palmer

Kendra Wietstock

Stephanie Lee (you are here)

Taylor Usry



Christmas Silhouettes

Howdy folks,

I cannot shake the chills from the sudden temperature dip this week! So I made a snowy card .. I mean why fight it – I live in MN and it’s only getting colder.

Here is my cold cold wintery card:

The green backdrop is actually Flower Soft’s fairly new product line called Winter Wonderland Card Creator, Santa and stamp is also Flower Soft’s Silhouette line of sticker and stamp and I used Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.

Let it snow! I know I’ll be having fun with it once I get over my initial shock.


Mother’s Day over the pond!

Hello folks,

Did you know that in the UK Mother’s Day is actually on Mar 10 next yr – almost 2 months earlier than ours in the US! I guess I found out when someone in the UK asked me to make a Mother’s Day card for her mother now! Here it is:

I used the Mother Knows Best appetizer stamp set here – such a timeless and elegant font and frame.



Gourmet Rubber Stamp sketch challenge

Hello folks,

What a gorgeous weekend it is in MN …  I’m going to be outdoors enjoying the last of the good weather for the season … so here is a quick short post to share Gourmet Rubber Stamps sketch of the month.

This was a tough sketch for me – I couldn’t decide where the focal image should be, where the sentiment should be, which stamps to use … sigh! I finally decided on something and it’s a card for Easter! Ha …bet it’s Easter somewhere around the world.

Alright – go enjoy the weather if it’s warmer in your parts of the world!



Hello my friends!

Thank goodness it’s Friday and welcome to another Crafter’s Companion post. Smile – because it’s Friday and because Thanksgiving is round the corner and we have lots to be thankful for!

This so appropriate sentiment is from Humphrey’s Catching Up set and the oh so cute kitty is from Strawberry Kisses Little Miss set. I loving my Spectrum Noir Markers more and more with each practice just because I can see some progress. It’s so easy to achieve awesome contrast and depth with so few markers – with this image, I used DG2, DG3, DG4 for the bag; IG2, IG4 for the cat; PP1 for the heart and CT4, CT1 for her bow. I hope you will give these markers a try. Papers are all from Bella Blvd.


Circles of Christmas on PCM

Hello all,

I wanted to showcase one of my favorite stamp set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps – Circles of Christmas. I think I have used this set like 3-4 times since I got it a month ago!

Check out the entire stamp set and more Christmas sets on Moxie Fab World Stamps of Approval too to see how you could win this set!


Bunches of Love

Hello hello my friends!!

I hope you’ve all had a fun Halloween this week and have started settling down a little. I’m feeling a bit ill from all that candy and ghostly orange, purple, black and colorful decorating I feel like need to start a clean slate for a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving rolls around.

So here is my clean slate:

I have found the perfect color for coloring transparent/glass things – BGR1 and BT1 of my Spectrum Noir markers!

I used BGR1 to give the glass abit of shadow and BT1 in the water to give some reflective shadow from the plant. I have found that less is definately more when coloring transparent objects and don’t be afraid to leave some areas uncolored.

The refreshing jar of flowers is from Sheena Douglas A Little Bit Sketchy Stamp Set – Busy Doing Nothing and those sentiments are from Popcorn the Bear Bunches of Love stamp set – aren’t those fonts lovely. I love mixing and matching image and sentiment from different sets – they all go so well together yet have just enough difference to make it unique.




Hello peeps,

Sorry for poor weather around some parts of the country … here is a pick me up!


Everything you see on the card is from Momenta – stickers, papers. Stay safe and if you are in parts of the world where it’s a touch warmer, go enjoy it before winter is upon us!


Stampendous Floral Challenge

Hello folks,

Maybe you already know this but I have a confession – I love florals. It’s pretty, it’s happy, it’s girly … what’s not to like? Here’s one for ya!

I made this WAY back in March or April for Michael’s Stamptember month in September – but I totally forgot to post it. The Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia was stamped on sticky back canvas and colored with Copic Markers. The canvas was matted with cardstock and a May Arts triple looped twine bow added to the lower half. The entire image panel was then side matted with K & Co tag and then onto the card base.

Florals is also this month’s Stampendous challenge – I know you all have flower stamps, so get working! You don’t have to use Stampendous images but if your flowers come from Stampendous, your entry will count double. Please have your submissions linked to our linky tool below by 11:59pm PDT on October 31, 2012. You may enter as many times as you like.


Happy Birthday Crafter’s Companion

Hello all,

Welcome to another Friday’s post with Steph. First off, Happy Birthday to Crafter’s Companion! We’re celebrating 7 yrs this week for our UK office! Thank you for supporting us all this time.

To celebrate, we are giving away 3 freebie stamps, exclusive to Crafter’s Companion, with every purchase. You can find these stamps here. Here is my card today:


I used the fairly new Mulberry Wood stamp set today. The image is colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Bear: GB8, GB10, TN2, EB1

Dress: BT1, BT2, BT4

Hat: GB1, GB3, GB4

Flowers/bouquet: LV1, LV2, CT1, CT2, DG2, DG3

Ground shadow: BG1

 I’ve been feeling much better about my Spectrum Noir marker coloring lately after all this practice – I found that I usually go from dark to light because it gives me better blending and then just touching up with dark again.

 I hope you’ve been practicing with your Spectrum Noir markers!



Color Challenge

Hello there!

Welcome to this month’s Color Challenge at Gourmet Rubber Stamps!

Aren’t the colors just gorgeous? Just perfect for a fall project and here is my card:

That plaid pumpkin and sentiment is from the Holiday Season Sampler and the gorgeous paper is from Lilybee Designs – Buttercup collection. Such an easy and pleasing colors to use – check out the rest of the team for more inspiration:

Deb FeltsJeni AllenJennifer IngleKelli PalmerKendra WietstockTaylor Usry


Make a Momenta Wish

Good morning my friends!

Here is today’s card:

  • Momenta stickers and papers – all made of scraps.
  • This time of the year, I’m not just wishing for warmer weather, I’m also putting together my wish list for my birthday coming up and Christmas too (hint hint to those of you reading my blog and deciding on what to get me).
  • I’ll be sure to share what I receive.
  • What’s on your wishlist?

Birthday Celebration @ Paper Craft Planet

Papers, pins and sentiment from Bella Blvd

Hello everyone!

Today, October 22nd, we are celebrating our PCP leader, Susanna Boyd’s, birthday with a week-long Blog Hop celebration that every member on the Planet can participate in!

The Super Novas got together and each made a special birthday surprise for Susanna’s birthday.  In honor of this momentous occasion, we invite everyone to join in the hop and post a birthday greeting on each of their blogs for a chance to win some fun blog candy!  Extra points for commenting on the designers’ projects too!

So, join us for Susanna’s birthday party celebration from October 22nd that ends on October 28th.  Random winners will be announced on Monday, October 29th  on each designer’s blog.



 Wendy Price

Lori Tecler

Amy Park

Lyn Bernatovich

Deb Felts

Lisa Sommerville

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornshu

Steph Lee (you are here!)

Wendy Jordan

I have mystery blog candy at the top post too so twice as many chances to win prizes!! Good luck and join us in wishing Susanna a happy birthday by posting your card in the PCP Gallery (tag SBOCT22).