Pretty little blue birdie

Good morning everyone!

It’s time for another challenge at CMC Copic challenge… this week’s theme is “blues”. Use your blue Copics silly – not how you are feeling.

Ever made a card in your mind and then try to translate it into a real card – sometimes, it happens and sometimes it doesn’t. Well .. this one happened for me (solely my opinion of course) – I’m TOTALLY thrilled with this card. Love the vibrance of the blue (the copic colors as well as the papers from Teresa Collins), the texture of the fluted paper (Canvas Corp), the pop of yellow with just enough girly (Martha Stewart punch). The birdie image is from Sweet and Sassy stamps – so plump and elegant – thanks Korin.

Please go here to enter in the challenge. You can use any image you want as long as they are colored with any alcohol markers AND fit the theme of course. Your card must also be newly created.

The winner of this challenge will win digi stamps from Sweet n Sassy Stamps and when you play along the entire month (just 2 cards), you are also entered into the monthly drawing for the shopping spree at Oozak. How can you beat two prize opportunities – head on over to be inspired and get to coloring.



Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another Flower Soft challenge. This week’s challenge is to use another Mabel Lucie Atwell stamp on your card. Here is my card:

These little cuties were so easy to color – it is drawn with such large open spaces that allows for easy shading and highlights. I colored them with Copic markers. Background patterned papers are from American Craft and Teresa Collins. I added some Flower Soft for the grass and the hat topper for some texture and punched out a lace border with a Martha Stewart punch.

Here’s a list of my other Design Team members for more inspiration:

We would love for you to join us for this challenge – simply add your creation to the comments section of the challenge post on the Flower Soft blog. If you upload your creation to SCS, please use the keyword FSC43 and flowersoft so we will be able to find you.

Exciting News Alert!!

Watch Flower Soft’s premiere on the Home Shopping Network!

Show Dates/Times:
  • 5/10 at 5am (EST)
  • 5/11 at 12 noon (EST)
  • Both shows are titled: Scrapbooking

Challenge entered:

Moxie Fab World – Doilies & Lace Challenge


Swingin’ Spring

Hello everyone!

Today is my 1st post for Gourmet Rubber Stamps and incidentally, I’m showcasing May’s new release for the Diner club stamp sets. What’s a Diner’s club? It’s an opportunity to get fantastic rubber stamps at amazing discounted prizes!

I love how versatile this set is – masculine, feminine, vintage and whimsical, sentiments for different occasions. Really well thought-out designs – thanks to Meridith and Tricia!

Well – here is my card:

Background papers are from Teresa Collins, lace is from Prima. Bird was paper pieced with some scrap from my craft supplies and colored with Copic Markers. Please visit the GRS blog and my GRS friends for more ideas.


It’s Humphrey’s sister Lottie

Hello everyone!

It’s Friday with Steph and it’s Humphrey time! This week, our design team was given the opportunity to pick whatever image we want to showcase and I’m back with my favorite elephant! She is just the most adorable not so little thing!


Here she is:

She was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, every opportunity to practice my pens. I used IG2, IG4, IG5 for Humphrey; CT1, CT2, CT3 for the yellows, TB3, TB5, TB7 for the blues, TN7, TN8 for her shoes – it’s so easy to pick a color, it’s already pre-packaged in the range you need to use! My background paper is by Teresa Collins and my tag was wrapped with zigzag patterned washi tape by Queen and Co. at the bottom. Sentiment is from Justrite Stamps and the twine is from Doodlebug Design.


Matching Set for Stampendous

Hello peeps!!

I hope you had a meaningful Christmas day yesterday! Christmas came early this year for me when my box of goodies came from Stampendous the 1st week of December.

Stampendous stamps were my very 1st few set of stamps s0 I was over the moon, like a kid in the candy store. I took out every stamp that in the box and started stamping on Recollection kraft cardstock (my must-haves laying around in my craft room) just to get them inked to see what it looks like on paper. The result – lots and lots of unintentional matching sets.

Well, one of them is not quite matching as you can tell. But I had a ball with these clean and simple cards that are the staple of my greeting card business, Arty Carty Handmade Cards.


Here are fuller view of each card with my supply list:

I used Stampendous Cling Bandanas andStampendous Cling Jumbo Think Of You stamp sets on this card and embellished it with Teresa Collins ribbon trims and Mark Richards Pearls.

The medallions on this card was also from the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Thinking of You Set and the sentiment is from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps Vintage Typewriter set. I love how the Wrights Velvet Chocolate ribbon gives it such a luxurious look to this card.

Last but not least, I used Stampendous Cling Jumbo Water Lily and Stampendous Cling Dragonfly Vine for the background of this card. The sentiment is from the Stampendous Vintage Typewriter Perfectly Clear Stamps. The dragonfly was beautified using Stampendous Embossing Tinsel (Vintage Olive & Vintage Plum) and Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel (Aged Gold).

Can you tell I had fun with my box of goodies! You can see detailed instructions on the Stampendous blog today.


Halloween is almost here …

Welcome everyone!

I’m so excited today because today is my 1st post with Wags ‘n Whiskers (WnW)!! As I am working on these stamps – I discovered how versatile all the images are for any ocassion. (look at my card and you will understand) And as greeting card business owner, that is the kind of images I look for – images I can use on many types of cards.

Anyhow, the challenge this week at WnW is to use the color black, ribbon &/or pearls. One random participant will win a Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber stamp!

You don’t need to use a WnW image on your project to enter the challenge, but if you do, you will be entered into a 2nd drawing for a another Free Wags ‘n Whiskers Digital Stamp!! Two chances to win!!

If you are in need of a WnW design, click here for Rubber stamps, and here for Digis!

Here is my card:

With this color combo, I can use it as a Halloween card. With a different color combo and a different sentiment, it can be a Christmas card or a birthday or new baby card. How cool is that! The designer papers on this card are from Teresa Collins (green) and Crate Paper (stripes). I love that the Damask on the green paper matches the Moxie Fab World print on the dress.

It’s your turn – let’s see your black + ribbon/pearls creations.

Challenges entered:

The Pink Elephant

Moxie Fab World

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Sentimental Sundays

7 Kids College Fund challenge

Fussy and Fancy

Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful

Inspiration Emporium


Travel-themed papers for Halloween?

Hello everyone,

I’m so into the Halloween mood these days – making so many Halloween themed cards. That’s what happens when all the design team I’m on are requesting Halloween cards.

Here is another Halloween Card I made for Color Me Creative Classroom.

I love how easy to color this one is – I only colored the pumpkins and the floor. Image is from Stampendous and paper is from Teresa Collins World Traveller Collection. Who would have thought to use traveling-themed papers for Halloween.

I’m also using this for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. Always color on PTI Stampers Select White – best paper for me to use with Copic.

Have a happy Halloween.

Challenges entered:


Creative Inspiration Paint

Really Reasonable Ribbon