Monday, June 7, 2021

Teddy and Penguin Christmas Card

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  It was very warm here but breezy and with low humidity so it wasn't too bad.  It was beautiful in the shade.  I know the farmers and gardeners probably are hoping for rain but it is nice to be able to go outside and not have to deal with mosquitos.

Even though it was hot this weekend, I had the chance to finish up a Christmas card.  I have had this image colored and sitting on my desk for weeks.  I put it together pretty quickly because I found the embossed panel in my left overs from other projects.   The DP pieces were also left overs.  I cut the sentiment out of a page from the DP pad.    Add a few embellishments and it was done.

Thank  you for stopping by.  I hope you have a wonderful week.


  • Stamps:  Teddy and Penguin digital stamp from Lili of the Valley
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Papertrey white cardstock, misc. red cardstock, My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper pad
  • Other:  Copic markers

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Leaping Trout Father's Day

With Father's Day is quickly approaching, I started looking for a stamp to use to create a card for my dad who is avid fisherman.   I found the perfect digital image, Leaping Trout, from Power Poppy.  I used google to look at some images of rainbow trout so that I had a guide for coloring. I was really inspired by some of the painting by Anita Phillips.

After coloring the image, I decided to add a little something by using the eclipse technique for the letters "DAD".   After watching Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for the eclipse technique, I find myself using it frequently.  I think it just adds a little something special.

I finished the inside of the card with the image and a strip of designer paper.   

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!


  • Stamps:  Leaping Trout digital stamp set from Power Poppy
  • Papers:  Georgia Pacific white card stock, Photo Play Camp Happy Bear 6x6 paper pad, Paper Trey kraft and black card stock
  • Other:  Copic markers, alphabet dies from Papertrey, DMC floss, CTMH precut card board piece, Annabelle Stamps metallic gemstones


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Hang in There

I'm a little behind in sharing this card.  I made it for my uncle before he was moved to hospice.  

I love this cute little elephant and teddy.   I colored a couple more but have yet to put on cards. 

I found the star in my stash of left over die cuts.  The 2 small pieces of patterned paper were also left overs that I kept just in case they would be useful some day.  The CAS design of this card is a little out of my comfort zone but I like the way it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Digital Stamps:  Hang in There digital stamp by All Dressed Up
  • Papers: Simple Stories Say Cheese 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white cardstock, Papertrey white & kraft cardstock, red Bazzil Basics cardstock
  • Copic markers, Copic multiliner, Sewing machine


Saturday, May 15, 2021

Sending Love

 It has been a hard couple of weeks for my family.  While navigating medical emergencies and several other events, I also lost my uncle/god father to leukemia.  I made this card to send to my aunt.

I used the eclipse technique for the word "LOVE".   The video from Jennifer McGuire was very helpful in learning and using this technique.

I originally was coloring the floral heart digital stamp as a way to take some time out for myself.  I used some of the techniques I learned in classes from Kit and Clowder, but I mostly wanted to color and try to relax for a little while.

I liked the way the flowers turned out (although the cast shadows are a little dark) so I decided to use the image for a card.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps:  Floral Heart digital stamp from Graciellie Designs
  • Paper: Georgia Pacific white card stock, Paper Trey white card stock, Stampin' Up purple card stock
  • Other:  Copic markers, Memento ink, Kaiser pearls, PinkFresh Adore alpha dies, PinkFresh Scripted Bold Sentiments 1

Friday, April 30, 2021

Christmas Roses

 I was able to make one more card for the BYSH blog hop.   As usual, I printed out two images in order to make 2 cards for my stash.  Since I messed up the leaves on one of the images, I cut out the flowers and used dimensional foam to add to the image that was colored better.

I added some Buttercup Perfect Pearls to the center of the flowers.  Now I wish I hadn't but I think it still looks okay.   I also added some stitching and a border made from a Starbucks coffee sleeve to add some texture.

Today is the last day to link your Christmas creation to the BYSH blog hop.  Click on the image below to see the details.

Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great weekend.


  • Stamps:  Christmas Roses digital stamp from Just Inklined
  • Papers:  Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Papertrey kraft card stock, Bazzil Basics red card stock, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Other:  Copic markers, Simon Says Stamps Christmas sentiments, Buttercup Liquid Pearls, glitter brush, sewing machine, Spellbinders circle dies, Big Shot, sequins, Martha Stewart punch


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Teddy and Penguin Christmas

 I have a quick share today.  I colored this image at lunch and quickly put the card together after work before I had to start making dinner. 

I'm going to keep this short.  I have to take care of the dirty dishes.  

I am linking up my card at the BYSH Spring blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps:  Teddy and Penguin digital stamp from Lili of the Valley
  • Paper: Echo Park Christmas This & That 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Papertrey kraft card stock, Stampin' Up vellum
  • Copic markers, enamel dots, Stampin' Up edge punch, sewing machine, Stickles


Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Christmas Mouse

 I have another card for the BYSH Blog Hop.  I am really enjoying this hop because it is giving me some much needed motivation to get a jump on making Christmas cards.

While looking through my Christmas digital stamps, I saw this cute little mouse and realized that I had not colored him before.  I used Microsoft Word to soften the lines of the images so that it would be more like lineless coloring.  I used a white gel pen to add back the accents on his sweater.

I always try to print/color multiple of the same image so that I can build my stash of cards.  I have another cute mouse colored and I hope I have time to create a card with him before the end of the hop.

Click on the image below for more information on the BYSH blog hop.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamp:  Mouse with Bauble by Polly Craft
  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland 6x6 paper pad, Georgia Pacific white card stock, Bazzil Basics red card stock, Stampin' Up vellum, Paper Trey white card stock
  • Other: Copic markers, twine, sewing machine, EK Success snowflake punch, white gel pen, Raindrops from Lucy's Little Things, Memory Box Double Stitch Rectangle Cut Out die, Big Shot, Spica glitter pens, Simon Says Stamp sentiment strip