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Friday, March 27, 2015


Hello.  On this card I was practicing color flicking, shading, gradients and blending.
These were things I learned in the Copic Standard Certification class. Which is exceptionally difficult when you are limited on Copic collections.  Most of the colors worked out well with my Italian Stabillo pens.  Even the two that I didn't like worked with the embossing on them.  I have to keep practicing and buying more Copics.

I used cartridges George and Basic shapes
Hello- Beyond Birthdays
Various stamps
Embossing folders - Divine Swirls
Floral Swirls

Entered in the following challenges:

 Challenge 128Anything Goes {plus a sentiment!}Mar 26- Apr 7, 2015

Pile It On #61 - Sentiment as focal point

Challenge #24--SERENDIPITY: March 2nd - April 5th, 2015

Serendipity means a "fortunate happenstance" or "pleasant surprise".

Especially if one knows that the other is having a rough time.  
This is the most serendipitous thing I get to do. 

This is the inside of the card, "hello."
 and Goodbye. :0)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Serendipity,  luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for...
This is how I feel about traveling.  We always know what the end destination is, but the journey is what makes it so wonderful. Tom and I have often found our home away from home along the way.  We've traveled all over the world with the U.S. Navy and Tom's current job with Tetra Pak.  It's so exciting to find out what you will love in the new place.  A positive attitude is what has helped when we have had to move from a place we truly loved, to find new things to love in the next place.
Enjoy The Journey

Inside the card sentiment:  Enjoy The Journey, which I did in Shrinky Dink. I love how the words turned out wiggly as if on a map of curvy roads.  Cartridge cuts from My Community and Create a Friend. Card stock from Hammermill White, Travel the World Paper pack, Le Plume pens.
Entered in:

Path of Positivity Challenge - #24 Serendipity

I won at Serendipity!  Thanks guys! 

Easter Cardz

I decided to go with a black bunny instead of the traditional white.  I saw them at the pet store last month and they were just so beautiful.  So, my Easter bunny is black with a sparkly puffy tail.

  and then he stops to see a crazy chick with flower fluff.  Spring brings the new and the unexpected

Cartridge: Easter 2010
Scrap Papers 
Metal "Hi" tag
Green and Yellow Baker's Twine
Black Gliltter

Card entered in 

Cardabilities-#135 Spring Has Sprung ……

Easter Bunny Tag
Bo Bunny Paper

Friday, March 20, 2015

I don't want to taco 'bout it.

Taco from Ole' cartridge
Papers from an old  Annie's set
Coloring from Marvy LePlume
Sentiment - Printed

Entered in Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Something 

Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Pelican Love

This pelican is looking over his domain.  The dolphin loves him.  Especially since his brother saved Nemo. :0)

Okay, on with the show:

All items in this scene are from Life is A Beach cartridge
Scrap paper
Copic Markers
Delightful Swirls embossing folder
Copic AT YOU Spica Pen

 This was a fun scene to create.  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hello - Good Bye Birdie

Some bright flourescents and gelly pens and I have these hello birds on a fence.
The love of colorful wings.  This card is part of a set that I made for my mom for Christmas.  Some confessions..... when I was at my parents house while my dad was ill.  I swiped (borrowed without permission) some things from their house and used them as inspiration pieces for things I made them for Christmas.  I took a really pretty basket (except for the fact that some little kid had written their name across the top) painted it and used it to hold the things I made.  On my mother's shelf she had this little picket fence house.  So, a whole series of cards have picket fences.

Walk In My Garden
Paper Doll Dress up
Just Because Cards
Scrap papers, top one crinkled and smoothed.
Heart Punch
Inside is blank but paper lined.

Thanks for visiting me.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cardabilities Sketch-Monocromatic


All the DT examples at  Cardabilities had the scallop as the whole card, which were beautiful, but I sized down the scallop from the cartridge Paper Trimmings layered all 18 layers, then the small white flower on top, with the metal tag that says, "Hello." 

A leaf trail from Serenade.

Cricut embossing folders 
Dotted Swiss
Divine Swirls
Cursive Writing
Lace Washi Tape

Cardabilities Sketch #119
Imagination Station - Anything Goes

I made Top 3 at Inspiration Destination

Friday, March 6, 2015

Painting Bunny

This is my painting Easter bunny card. 
I was really proud of my fluffy bunny tail.  I threaded some twisted twill through a button several times, tied them in knots and cropped the tine close to the knots.  It turned out just like I wanted.  

My vision with this card started with a Easter bunny out painting his egg, standing on a ladder to reach the top with his brush. 
And.... when it was all painted.....

He painted his way out of it and left his impression. 
I crack myself up in little giggles when I start a story of a card. 

Easter 2010 Cartridge
Tuesday Morning Paper 
Bazzill Paper


Pile It On #58 - Adhesive embellishment 

National Old Stuff Day -Bitten By the Bug 2 - Old Cartridge Easter 2010

Bowties, Adhesives, on anything goes.

The animals are dressed up and ready to go. Gerald Giraffe, Bella Bunny and Max Monkey put on their bows and bow-ties, moved through the leaves and shamrocks to thank this person who joined their team.  Inside says:  We are Lucky To Have You

New Arrival (The cartridge I haven't used in a while)
Create a Critter
Cricut and Bazzille Papers
Round Paper Clips
Peel off Shamrock stickers
Ribbon and Bow on Bunny Embellie
Blue Chip Flower Embellie Bow Ties and Other Things - Anything Goes with a Twist

Pile It On #58 - Adhesive embellishment National Old Stuff Day


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