Saturday, May 9, 2015

Gotta Love Teddy Bears!


Hello! I have a card to share featuring the supercute "Happy Bears" Stamp Set from Lili of the Valley. No matter what your age, you just gotta love a Teddy Bear, right? I know I do! This cute set has 6 different bears, accessories and lots of sentiments...a great bargain! I kept the design and layout simple to spotlight that darling Teddy Bear. Below is a photo of the Copic Sketch Markers used on the image.


Pictured, below is the card interior with coordinating designer paper and design & layout. Now, don't you just have to have that Teddy Bear stamp set? You know you do, lol.



Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley "Happy Bears", "Sentiments to Fit Scroll"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: My Mind's Eye "Stella & Rose - Hattie" Designer Paper Pad, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Tools & Accessories: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Pinking Circle & Regular Circle Dies, My Favorite Things Stitched Circle Die, Stitched Scalloped Border Die, Stitched Fishtail Die, Martha Stewart Corner Rounder Punch, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Copic Sketch Markers.
Embellishments: Paper Trey Ink Button, Really Reasonable Ribbon Satin Sheer Ribon, Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Dots

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Little Lamb, So Sweet


Hello! I have another Lili of the Valley Collective Card to share with you today..."Little Lamb" is the featured stamp used on the main image. I just love little lambs, they always make for such sweet cards, don't you think? Pictured below, are the Copic Sketch Marker colors that were used to color the image.


The card interior, pictured below,
has coordinating designer papers and design.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley "Little Lamb" & "Sentiments to Fit Scroll"
Papers: Nitwit Collection "Country Meadow" and "Pastel Dreams", Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Spellbinders' Regular & Scalloped Rectangle Dies, My Favorite Things Fishtail Die, EK Success Open Scallop Border Punch & Mini Scalloped Corner Punch, Copic Sketch Markers, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Embellishments: Hero Arts Felt Flower, Doodelbug Button, Jolee's Boutique Mini Flowers, Theresa Collins Enamel Dots
Techniques: Copic Coloring and Machine Stitching

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

My First Collective Card...


Hello! Today, I am sharing my first card as a member of the Lili of the Valley Collective Design Team. So excited to be a part of this great group of artistry and such a wonderful stamp company. For this card, I chose Annabel Upside Down...she is so cute and whimsical and how could she not make for a cute card? Impossible! Below, are the Copic Sketch Marker colors used on the main stamped image.


Pictured, below, is the card interior with
coordinating designer papers and design.


Now, don't you just want to pop over to Lili of the Valley
and snatch Annabel up? Of course, you do!

Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: LOTV "Annabel Upside Down"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Doodlebug "Snips & Snails" Designer Paper Pad, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug, My Favorite Things Stitched Cloud Die, My Favorite Things Stitched Scalloped Border, My Favorite Things Square Die, Memory Box Tree Die, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Copic Sketch Markers
Embellishments: The Twinery Twine, Doodlebug Enamel Dotss, Jolee's Boutique Daisy

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A Little Therapy Today...


Hello! It's been awhile since I've posted a card. A lot going on in the family...my Daddy has been hospitalized, various diagnostic tests and now on to a rehab center. My sister had knee surgery today! It has been one stressful week...so I sat down for some cardmaking therapy today. The card features a girl stamp from There She Goes "Blossom by Blossom" and it just spoke to me that Spring is here and everything is going to be alright. Below is a photo of the Copic Marker colors used for the main image.


Below, is the card interior with coordinating papers & design.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: There She Goes "Blossom by Blossom", Inkadinkado Exterior Sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers & Cardstock: LOTV Nitwit Collections: "Up, Up & Away" & "Country Meadow"
Accesories & Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders' Circle & Scallop Border Die, Lawn Fawn Grass Border Die, My Favorite Things Fishtail Die, Copic Sketch Markers, Sewing Machine Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Crochet Thread
Embellishments: Simplicity Mini Daisy Trim, Doodlebug Button
Techniques: Machine Stitching & Copic Coloring

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Monday, March 30, 2015

A New Beginning & A New Opportunity!


Hello! I have some exciting news to share...I am thrilled to announce that I have been offered an opportunity to serve on the Lili of the Valley (a rubber stamp company in the UK) Design Collective for a 6-month term. I am honored &  humbled to be a part of such a wonderful stamp company along with so many gifted, creative ladies. What is blowing my mind is that I am serving on an international design team! Woo hoo!!! Starting in April, I will be sharing card creations featuring the lovely LOTV products. You're going to become addicted to LOTV when you see their beautiful products!!! Look for my first Lili of the Valley Design Collective posting in a week or so.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This Card Drove me C-R-A-Z-Y!

 

Hello! Boy, have I got a card to share with you...a real humdinger and not in a good way. When I reached for this cute Lili of the Valley stamp, I envisioned a fun, cute card that would give me much joy to create. NOT. I colored the little girl, had all my papers cut and trimmed and embossed the exterior white background...all was going famously well. Things started going south when I started sewing on this humdinger. The inside sentiment panel shifted while sewing and the stitching at the top of the panel almost ran off the panel...Grrr...But! I had a fix for that. A punched flower would cover that just fine...tee hee. So after solving that problem, I proceeded with embellishment...that ribbon bow...gave me a fit! I don't know why but I had a personal wrestling match with it. I won!

Continuing the headache of the making of this card...I cut out a 4.25"x11" piece of white cardstock for the card base and after I glued the card interior to the base, I realized that the card interior was wider than the card base. Grrr...I thought, "Hmm...I'll just trim that edge when I'm done." So, I glued the card front to the card base and that was a little larger, as well. You'd think, I'd check all that before gluing, wouldn't you? So, then I try peeling the whole card base away from the card front & card interior and the thing starts ripping. DRIVE ME CRAZY! Did I mention that yet? So, I got it peeled away and cut a new card base a little larger than the first one and then I saw that the card front was too long, so I proceeded to trim the bottom white area (which was below the green scalloped bottom on the front of the card). It finally fit the dang card base and I was so over this card by the time that I photographed it, that I'm only blogging it out of principle.  AAAUUUUGGGHHH! - As Charlie Brown said. I'm so glad this card is DONE.

Below, is a photo of the Copic colors
used in the main image.


The card interior, photographed below
with coordinating design and papers.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Lili of the Valley "Blossom", Inkadinkado "Hello, Girlfriend", "There She Goes "Blossom By Blossom" Interior Sentiment
Papers: Lili of the Valley NitWit Collection "Pastel Dreams" Designer Paper Pad, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools/Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebud Argyle Embossing Folder, Spellbinders' Circle Die, Martha Stewart Scalloped Border Punch, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Copic Sketch Markers, Sewing Machine, Thread.
Embellishments: Paper Trey Ink Aqua Mist Ribbon, Teresa Collins, Doodleug & Queen & Co. Enamel Dots
Techniques: Machine Stitching & Copic Coloring

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Friday, February 13, 2015

A Little Out of the Zone...



Hello! Today, I'm sharing a card that definitely put me in the no-comfort zone. I typically make cards along the cutesy flavor and rarely do cards that are romantic or femininely girlie. I purchased this cute Taylored Expressions Tea Stamp and wanted to make something feminine. So, after 2 or 3 days of doing and undoing the main layout and design, I finally said to myself, "Let it go....it will be fine." I'm not sure how I feel about the finished card, but hey, it's finished, lol.

The photo below is of the Copic Sketch Marker
colors used in the image.


Pictured below is the card interior with coordinating design & layout.


Okay, Here's the Deets:
Stamps: Taylored Expressions "In Other Words - Tea", Paper Trey Ink "Autumn Abundance" Sentiment
Papers: Basic Grey "Mint Julip" Designer Paper Collection, Paper Trey Ink White Cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder, Spellbinders' Large Scalloped Border Die, Spellbinders' Circle Die, My Favorite Things Fishtail Die, Sewing Machine, Thread, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals, Copic Sketch Markers
Embellishments: Paper Trey Ink Polka Dotted Satin Ribbon, Flower Brad, Doodlebug Sprinkles Enamel Dots
Techniquies: Copic Coloring, Machine Stitching

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