Thursday, March 31, 2016

Happy Anniversary to us!

I made this cute Happy Anniversary card for my husband to celebrate our 20th!
The stamp is a new one from Stampin' Up and I am loving it!

Copics used: 
flower: N9, BG07, 05, 02, 01
stem: G02, 12, 14, 19

Other goodies:
Oval dies: Stampin' Up
Line divider die: By The Stamps of Life
"Happy Anniversary" stamp by Stampin' Up
Label punch by Stampin' Up
ink: Tempting turquoise by Stampin' Up

Happy 20th my love!
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Snow Cowboy

Once again I am following the Weekly Challenge Sketch 145 from From the heart stamps!  
I flipped it so the vertical line is now horizontal and thin (blue), but the square is large! 
I added a stitched tab with a stamped "happy birthday" for interest!

Copics: Cowboy
YR18, 07, 04
B12, 14, 16, 18, 39
E23, 25, 29
Snow: BG78, 75, 72, 70

Materials used:
embossing folder: ACMoore
 Stitched tab: My creative time
Background stamp: Stampin Up
Wink of stella
Glossy accents
Happy birthday stamp: Studio Calico

He is a cutie!
I hope you like it!

VW Snowman

For todays card I am following the Challenge Sketch 145 from From the heart stamps!  
I guess I sort of followed the sketch, and added the sponging for the twist! 

R89, 46, 29, 24
B39, 18, 16, 14, 12
N9, 7, 6, 5
YR18, 07, 04

Materials used:
Border embossing folder: Anna Griffin
Sponged ink: SU Brocade Blue (retired)
white gel pen 

I hope you like it!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easter Kangaroo

How do you like this cute Kangaroo?  I think he is adorable. 
This is what I did inside, I used a stitched pop-up die to give my sentiment some dimension!

Copics used:
R89, 69, 66, 63, V01
YR68, 35, 32, 24, E15
W1, 3
BG01, 02, 05, 07
YG17, 07, 03

Other materials used:
Hello die From the Stamps of Life
Digi image: 2CuteInk
Stitched Pop-up die (inside): My Creative Time
Happy Easter stamp: from Stampin' Up

Easter Bunny Basket

For today's card I used an Easter digi from 2CuteInk.  
I think this was my favorite digi from her March release! 
I do love me some blue critters!

Copics used:
B12, 14, 16, 18, 39
R30, 32, 35
Y35, 15
V09, 06, 12
E39, 37, 35

I used an oval die from My Favorite Things and cut the bottom to make it flat. 
I really like the way it turned out.  
I mailed this card to my daddy...and just realized I didn't color the grass ;)

Easter Friends

This is a cute Easter card, a design by 2CuteInk!

Copics used:
W7, 5, 3, 1
RV10, 13, FRV1

BG49, 07, 05, 02, 01
YG17, 07, 06

BG11, 13, 15
Y35, 15, 13, Y000, Y00, YG00

Other materials used:
Square Stitched dies by My creative time
Happy Easter stamp by Stampin' Up
Background yellow chevron card by Project Life 

I am adding this card to the MFT color challenge #42

He is a cutie for sure!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Daisy Moon

Today's card is from a digital stamp by DS4J and I love it!  
This is a half design, I copied it and pasted it and flipped it to make an oval.  
What do you think?

Copics used:
B14, 16, 18, 39
RV10, 13, 14, 17, 19 V000
G09, 07, 05
E09, Y35, 08, 04, 00

Materials used:
Digital stamp:  Daisy Moon by DS4J
hello die: From the Stamps of Life
Black Wink of Stella
Glossy accents
oval dies: My favorite things

Challenge entered:
DS4J March Challenge


Snowlady and Cardinal

For today's card I colored this cute snowlady   
I followed the Sketch From the Heart Stamps #144.  
Very excited to enter this challenge!

Materials used:
Stamp set: Stampin' Up Many Sayings
Digital Stamp by: The Heart of Stamps "Snowlady and Cardinal"

Copics used:
Blues: B21, 24, 26, 28, 29
Green: G29, YG97, YG95, YG93
Cardinal: R89, 46, 29, 24

I love how I am getting all my Christmas cards done early!
I am having fun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Birthday Blooms mini thank you cards

Happy Snowy Spring! I know, right! 
It is snowing here in New England, USA.

Today I wanted to share with you the thank you cards I made for the ladies
 that came to my Stampin' Up workshop a few weeks ago.  
I love having SU parties, my demonstrator Becky is so talented and 
sweet and challenges us each time.  I love her style! 
We created two amazing cards... will add them on another post.

For my thank yous: 
I created 3.5" x 3.5" cards -I am loving this new size.  
I know the standard is 3"x3" cards, but I can still use an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and create three cards, so why not add the extra 1/2", right?

 No envelopes needed: 
I did not create envelopes since I was dropping them in the bags of goodies each girl got.


SU flower stamp: Birthday Blossoms
Background border: Fresh Vintage from Stampin' Up
Inside I stamped the "thank you" from the new stamp set Rose Garden (I am in love)
Wink of Stella - you know I did!
Brother Scan N Cut 2 cutting machine
Dimensionals to pop the flowers, but not the stems
Colored with Copic markers

Colors used:
Yellow flower: E25, Y19, 08, 04
Orange flower: E29, YR18, 07, 04
Teal flower: BG49, 45, 13
Green leaves: G99, 09, 05, 02

Lilac flower: V000, 02, 04 (I'm almost sure)
lilac flower leaves: BG96, 93

Best part was I had a crazy busy week so each morning, before work,  I colored only one flower.  
Each took about five minutes to color, so not a big deal to do while my car was warming up.  
I managed to color 4 last week, and most days that was all the coloring I got to do.  
I have two more to go - one for Becky and the other one for Kay.

Here are the others!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Special Delivery

Today I wanted to do another card using the From the heart stamps sketch # 143.  
I do love this sketch and the challenge wraps up today, so here it is.

Digi: Special Delivery from "From the hearts stamps" 


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Easter Egg Painting

Today I am using the second digi from the March '16  release of 2CuteInk Digital Stamp Monthly Club.  
I got some of my Fluorescents out for this one!

Copic used:
YR18, 04, 02, Y17
N7, 6, 5, 4, 3
E000, 11, 21

G19, 09, FYG2
BG07, BG02, BG01, FBG2
RV17, 14, 13, FRV1
Y19, 17, 15, 13

N3, 4, 5

Other goodies used:
Embossing folder: By Stampin' Up
Background stamp: by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight paper and ink

Want more info about the 2CuteInk Monthly Club? click here

I will be entering this cutie in a few challenges:
2Cuteink Facebook Monthly challenge: March
2CuteInk Blog Monthly Challenge: March

I hope you loved this little cutie!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Buggies and Booties by Stampin'Up

I am so excited about these baby shower cards. 
I never get to make baby cards, and here was my chance I needed two on the same week! 
The cards are very similar, which makes it easier for me to get them done and mailed on time.

I used several Stampin' up stamps:
 Buggies and Booties for the baby carriage.
For the background white heat embossed baby basket image I used Stampin' Up Swell news. 
Two older sets, but ohhh so cute!

I hope the mama's to be love the cards! 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Diggin Dog

This card will be given to our good friend Jim -
 he is retiring after many, many years of hard work. 
We wish him well and hope he loves retirement!  
We will miss seeing his happy and friendly face every morning! 
Good luck and enjoy life to its fullest!!! :) 
 It's time to travel and smell the roses!

For today's card I am using the digital stamp Diggin Dog by FTHS From the Heart Stamps
This cute flower stamp comes in the digital set...adorable! 
And the sentiment "Life's a garden, DIG it"...comes with it too!!

Copics used:
pink: RV13,14
yellows: Y35, 15, E25
browns for dirt: E23, 25, 27, 29
greens: G09, 05, 02
wings: BG70, BG10

Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Stampin' Up Label dies
Stampin' up Melom Mambo paper
"Happy Retirement" sentiment by Stampin' Up

Challenges I am entering:

From the heart Stamps SOTM Challenge: March 2016 Diggin Dog
From the Heart Stamps Sketch Challenge #143 with a twist:  
I am doing the twist which is to add my own embellishments!!!
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Challenge "Anything goes" Butterflies Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

Hope you guys DIG it! :) 
jijijiji...Couldn't resist!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Easter Egg Hunt

Here with the third digi from the March '16  release of 2CuteInk Digital Stamp Monthly Club.  
I couldn't resist this cute chick!

Copic used:
R24, 22, 21, 20, Y00

Y32, 17, 15
YG03, 06
BG78, 75, 72, 70
V04, FV2

E59, 49

Other goodies used:
Embossing folder: By Stampin' Up
Background stamp: by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight paper and ink

Want more info about the 2CuteInk Monthly Club? click here

I will be entering this cutie in a few challenges:
2Cuteink Facebook Monthly challenge: March
2CuteInk Blog Monthly Challenge: March

I hope you loved this little guy!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Snowman Valentine minus the snowman

Extending the life of a digital stamp!  
Say what?  How? Is that even possible?

Yes & Hello my colorful friends!

For today's card I am using part of a digi from From the heart stamps FTHS and combining it with the Sketch Challenge for this week  Challenge #143
And coloring it green for the Glitter N Sparkle GREEN challenge.

The image is called Snowman Valentine, but when I printed it out I only chose to print the mailbox.   That made this already gorgeous digital stamp even more versatile...
since now I can make it an I miss you card, a Valentine's card, a thinking of you card...etc.

Look at the stamps you already own,
can you use only part of an image to create a new look? 

Some of the Copics used:
mailbox: G29, YG97, 95, 93
I am loving these yellow-greens!!

This card will be entered in the "From the heart stamps Sketch Challenge #143
Glitter N Sparkle Challenge GREEN Challenge

Wish me luck!

Give it a try!
I hope you like it!


Sunday, March 13, 2016

City girl with a purse

Happy Sunday!
I have had this colored for a while waiting to get it onto a card. 
Here it is...I could not wait any longer.  
She is from All dressed up stamps, one of the three girls in the City Girls digital stamp.

I will enter her in the Monthly All dressed up challenge for March: Flowers!!
This was a challenging challenge :) as I don't ever add flowers to my cards. 
 It was interesting and it took me a long time to place them. 
I am pleased and very happy with the results.
It pushed me a bit out of my comfort zone...which is the reason I enjoyed doing the challenges. 

The image is adorable, I hope I did it justice!!!
Did you like it? Leave me a comment and let me know!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Lucky Unicorn: A birthday card for my 10y son!

We are in celebration mode at our home. 
Our baby turns 10y this month and today we are having his birthday party.  
So I have been baking, frosting, filling thank you bags, wrapping presents....all in all planning an awesome birthday!

These are my 30 minutes to myself before the crazy begins...
so while on my treadmill I wanted to share his birthday card with you.  
I had another design picked out for him, but I won this digi last week from 
2CuteInk and he fell in love with it.  
And for his boy gets what baby boy wants.  Tomorrow is another day!

I want to share the Copics I used, 
but don't have time to type them all today so a picture will have to do:

I hope you liked it! It is colorful indeed!!
Happy 10 my love!

Leave a birthday message if you are so inclined! 


Snowman and Cocoa part 4 of 4

With this card I wrap up the 4 part series of this cute digital stamp by "From the heart Stamps".
I really loved entering him into the challenges and.....
My entry WON the Stamp of the Month Challenge...WooHooo!!!  
You can find this digi : here
You can find the Hex Chart here

Copics used:
Y35, 19, YR24
BV000, 00, 02
G99, YG97, 95, 93
I also used glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter pen!

Interested in seeing parts 1-3 of this series? Part 1Part 2 & Part 3
Hope you liked it!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Easter Turtle

For today's card I am using a digi from the March release of 2CuteInk Digital Stamp Monthly Club.  He is the Easter Turtle! What a fun digi image to color!

Copic used:
BG78, 75, 72, 70
G99, YG97, 95, 93
R24, 22, 21, 20
E57, 55, 53, 31
Y35, 32, 21
 W3, 1,

Other goodies used:
Embossing folder: By Stampin' Up
Background stamp: by Stampin' Up
Stampin' Up Old Olive paper and ink
See a pattern here? :) 

Want more info about the @CuteInk Monthly Club? click here

I will be entering this cutie in a few challenges:
COPIC UK "Spring" Facebook March 2016
2Cuteink Facebook Monthly challenge: March
2CuteInk Blog Monthly Challenge: March

I hope you loved this little turtle!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Snowman and Cocoa Series part 2 (purple and red)

Snowman and Cocoa digital image series, part 2

I love this image so I entered it in several challenges:
From the heart stamps (FTHS) Monthly Challenge (Feb 2016) 
Card challenge sketch #138 from FTHS (Feb 2016)

Copics & materials used: (from memory)
grays: W5, 3,1
reds: R89, 46, 29, 24
snowman: BG01, 02
purples: ?
embossing folder: Anna Griffin
square stitched die from: My Creative Time
digital image: From The Heart Stamps

I hope you are enjoying the series!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Digging Dog

For today’s card I used this month’s From the Heart Stamps March progressive digi called “Digging Dog” and the current sketch from I {heart} Card Sketches #142.

I colored it using the following Copics:
dog: B99, 97, 95, 93, 91& W7, 5, 3, 1   
ears & tongue: R20, 22,22
flowers (what's left of them): Y19, 08, 04 & R24, 22, 21, 20
dirt: E39, 37, 35, 34
grass: G29, 09, 05, 02, 00

Embossing folder: Stampin'Up

I will enter this card in the following challenges:
Copic UK: "Spring"
From the Heart Stamps: March Stamp of the Month
I {heart} Card Sketches #142

Make sure to check them out as well.  
Enjoy and lets hope Spring gets here early!! 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Doggy Backpack & 2CuteInk April '16 series coming!

I am in love with Heidi's design over at 2CuteInk!  

I used the image to complement a First Day of School Layout for my daughter.   

You can buy 2CuteInk images here
For this image click Doggie Backpack

So I am going to create a series in April where every few days I post one of the cards I have completed with her designs.  
And being a member of her monthly club....I have a few! 
I am going to be in Spain in April, so it will all happen while I am half across the world! 
The power of the internet! 
 I hope you enjoy my April series on 2 cute ink!
Subscribe to my blog, so you don't miss out!
Gracias = thank you,
Olé (as they say in Spain),

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Snowman Valentine

I really want to keep up with my Christmas' cards this year, so I am trying really hard to play in the weekly SKETCH challenge at 
This week it is Sketch #141.  I hope you-all like my entry!

Copics used:
Hat, mittens: R89, RV69, 66, 63, V01, W1, 3
Arms, wood: E49, 59, 57, 55
Scarf: BG78, 75, 72, 70
Yellows: YR24, Y35, Y15

Find the digital image here
Find this week's challenge here

That is all today! Adiós,

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Snowman and cocoa Series part 1

As you may or may not know I am loving the digital stamps from and I play in their weekly and monthly challenges! 
So I decided to start a monthly series with the images I enter. 

This first image is Snowman and Cocoa and this was my first entry for the February 2016 Monthly Challenge. 
I hope you like him!

Copics used: (from memory)
scarf: B21, 24, 26, 28, 29
hat: R89, RV69, RV66, RV19
cup: Y35, Y15, Y13

I used a square stitched die from: My Creative Time shop
I am excited to start a Snowman Series!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Cupcake Queen: pink

Today is my sister's birthday and to celebrate I wanted to share a birthday card.  
I have already shared this digital image but I colored it is all about the PINK baby!
Happy birthday G!

Copics used:
skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, R20
hair: BV02, 04, 08, 13
eyes: YG03, YG06, YG11, G05
lips: RV10, 13, 14, 17
hat: Y11, 13, 15, YG11, G02
cupcake; R20, 21, 22, 24 & FV2, B79

Here is a close-up of the image.

To make this card I used:
cardstock: Stampin' Up Melon mambo
embossing folder: Next level WRMK
polaroid frame die: Amy Tangerine the Plus One collection

Thanks for visiting. 
Don't forget to leave a comment letting me know you liked it! :)