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


Well Done Graduate!

Hey there!

Hope your morning has been swell so far! I have another Crafter’s Companion post today – just an extra one this week since I’m in need of a graduation card – yup it’s round the corner – and I just love thisSWALK well-done stamp set with such an appropriate sentiment.

Those little cutie patooties were colored with Spectrum Noir markers (GB5, GB3, GB1, FS2, FS3, PP1, PP3, PP4, DG2, DG4, CR10, CR8, TB5). Background was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and star paper is from Lilybee Designs.

 Have fun at any graduation party you may be going to and have a great rest of the day.

Supplies used:


Cuddly Critters

Hello everyone,

Today is my last post for The Pixie Cottage – my term with them has come to an end and Michelle has decided to take  a break for the summer (i.e. not renewing any terms). Thank you for the opportunity to join this fabulous team for the last half a yr! I had a great time getting to know you fine ladies and working with the incredibly talented design team.

Without further ado, here is my card today that would fit in perfectly with the current challenge over at The Pixie Cottage.

The challenge this week is to create a card using cuddly critters and/or use the sketch below:

Well, I might just have a weakness for cuddly critters and I used this cute little one called Gone Fishing from Michelle’s Scrapbooking and More.

 This little cutie was colored using Copic Markers. Papers are from Lilybee Designs.

Come join in the fun and win 2 stamps of your choice from The Pixie Cottage!


Just because …

I did this card just because I felt like it.

I’ve been watching the class 3 video at Suzanne Dean’s Color Me Creative Classroom and it has just given me so much mojo to color and make cards. This is a copic coloring class that gives you tips and techniques on coloring various objects and people, quite different from your Copic certification course. There is so many things you learn from that class I don’t even know where to beginning telling you – except to direct you to the class topics. My biggest take away, since I have no fine arts background, is where to highlight my objects making it more realistic looking!

The latest release is Class 5 – even more tips and techniques – I can’t wait to begin!! Oh wait, and there is a holiday special going on now till Jan 5, 2012 … please go check it out. You don’t want to miss this.


Sunday with Crissy Guest Post

Hey everyone,

By now, you would have figured out that I am a huge fan of Crissy Armstrong’s images – they are so achingly adorable, I think. I am extremely proud to be guest designing for her today.

Her challenge this month is “anything goes” – make any card you like and go to her challenge blog, Sundays with Crissy, to play along.

I made 2 cards using her images:

Ain’t Rupert the cutest – I left the card without a sentiment so I could use it for any occasion as it crops up. DP is from Basic Grey (green) and I apologize I cannot remember the manufacturer of the yellow dot paper (it’s from my stash). The butterfly pin is from Jillibean Soup – I have the hardest time finding hat pins so if you know of a place to get them, let me know.

My 2nd card is below:

This little cutie (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) is one of Crissy’s newer releases … even the name is cute. I love that she has these pencil drawing too – make the whole images so much softer. DP is from October Afternoon (black menu) and Lily Bee Designs (yellow dots). Ribbon is from Fancy Pants Designs. Flower is from Kaiser Craft.

There is your dose of cuteness for the day. All of these Crissy’s images that I have used can be found at Whimsy Stamps.

Have a fun kind of day!

Challenges entered:

Moxie Fab World – inspired by kitchen (card #2)

Simon Says Stamp

Mark’s Finest – Fav embellie (why ribbon of course)


Lots of Circles

Hey there peeps,

Mission for today at Tuesday Throwdown: use lots of circles.

Prize and image sponsor: My Grafico.

My Card:

Designer Papers: Lily Bee Designs.

Next Steps: Join in the fun!

Challenges entered:

Colour Q


My 1st Guest Post …

Hello friends,

Today is my 1st guest post with One Crazy Stamper (OCS). OCS is a retailer up north in Canada with a large online presence and since September this year, a brick and mortar store too.

I have grown to love the wonderful stamps they carry – stamps from Whimsy, Stampavie, Crafter’s Companion, Stamping Bella, Bells and Whistles, Just Rite, Heartfelt Creations and alot more – all in 1 place (easy to get free shipping). Needless to say, I shop there too. I also hear from my Canadian friends, they have the cheapest Copic Markers in Canada without the custom duties of buying from the US.

They have a wonderful DT with amazing coloring skills and I am pleased to join them this month as their guest designer.

The challenge theme this month is “food and drinks” and you can win a shopping spree to OCS.

Introducing my foodie themed card:

Of course, none other than my favorite BBQ Bart from Whimsy Stamps Crissy Armstrong Collection. You can find BBQ Bart at OCS too. Designer Papers are from Lilybee Designs, Die cut fence and cloud is from Papertrey Ink. Ribbon is from May Arts. My beloved Bart is colored with Copic Markers.

Have a fun day and don’t forget you have 1 whole month to join in the OCS challenge.

Challenges entered:

4 Crafty Chicks

Moving along with the times

My Time Made Easy

Stampavie and more

Papertake Weekly Challenge


Primary Colors

I wonder why every time I make a primary colored card, it always turn out looking like a kids card.

That’s this week’s challenge at Tuesday Throwdown – no, not to make a kids card – but to make a card using primary colors.

The sponsor for this week’s prizes and design team images is my favorite, MY GRAFICO.

My card this week is:


I sure hope some kid likes it.