Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello Friends! It's another beautiful day here in New England! I hope that it is lovely in your neck of the woods. My card today is for the sketch challenge from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. I turned the sketch and made a card for one of my co-workers. I used the Cheers a' la modes from MFT. She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, C7, C9, E000, E00, R30, E40, Y32, YR21, and YR24.) Her glass of bubbly is accented with Star Dust Stickles. I used So Saffron and Basic Black card stock and the patterned papers are from the Circa 1934 collection from Cosmo Cricket. My other accents include the MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo (out of stock at the moment), the MFT Simply Scallops Die-namics with a few rhinestones, and the MFT Pretty Posies Die-namics with a Papertrey Ink button and some craft thread. The sentiment was made on the computer to personalize the card. Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your evening...Toodles! :D

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Sunday Friends! It is a beautiful day here in New England! Mother Nature really gave all of the Dads out there a very Happy Father's Day! I hope that you are having a lovely day too. I used this week's TCP Tuesday challenge for the colors for DH's Father's Day card (Yes, he is manly enough to handle Cotton Candy pink on his!) Here's a peek at the colors...

And here is what I came up with. I am having a love affair with Big Bear lately and he works perfectly with Jen's Sketch For You To Try. The only Copic Markers that I used today are C3 and the Colorless Blender. The red polka dotted paper and the aqua print in the circle are from Papertrey Ink. I also used their Pure Poppy and Aqua Mist card stock. The pink patterned paper is from Melissa Frances. The large doily was made with MFT's Dainty Doily Die-namics Die and the buttons were created with the TCP Buttons CutUps and some of their Divine Twine.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and until next time...Toodles! :D

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Special My Favorite Things Sketch!

Hello Friends! My Favorite Things is the sponsor for this week's sketch over at Card Positioning Systems. My co-worker needs a card for her niece's recent graduation. I loved all of the panels in the sketch and thought that this Pure Innocence girl would work perfectly. She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, C3, E000, E00, E01, E11, E25, E29, E40, RV10, R27, R29, R59, R83, R85, YR2O and the Colorless Blender.) I layered many different reds to get the shading and color just right. I embossed the white panels with my Cuttlebug and then I added a few pearl accents. The organdy ribbon is from Michaels. Thanks so much for visiting with me. I'll be back tomorrow with another Father's Day card. Hope that you are enjoying your weekend...Toodles! :D

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Masculine Blogger's Challenge

Happy Friday Friends! We have a masculine challenge today for this week's Blogger's Challenge, and with Father's Day just around the corner, it couldn't have come at a better time. I started off with Jen Del Muro's June Sketch For You To Try and I pulled out lots of older supplies for this one. First of all, the main image is from a 2001 Stampin' Up set called Wonderful Woodcuts! It's an old set, but a great one! I colored it up with Copic Markers (B0000, B00, B12, B14, C1, E000, E01, E11, E33, R29, R59, YG13, YG63, Y32, and Y35.) It is mounted onto a layer of Night of Navy and then I tore the edges of a Creamy Caramel layer and stamped the speckles from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set (another SU oldie, but goodie). The polka dotted panel is from Memory box and YES, that is a square of MAGIC MESH!!! Do you remember Magic Mesh? I told you that I pulled out a lot older! I did some machine sewing around the main layer and then I added a button and some Blueberry Divine Twine from The Cat's Pajamas. Thanks so much for visiting with me today. If you'd like to play along with this week's Blogger's Challenge, just click here. I'll be back soon with some more stamping projects. Until then...Toodles! :D

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Favorite Things Meets The Cat's Pajama's

Happy Monday Friends! I hope that your start to the work week was a great one! I have two cards to share with you today. They are for two of my favorite weekly challenges. The first card up is for the sketch for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. You can find all of the details to play along here. I have had this little Pure Innocence cutie since her April release and decided that it was high time that she be introduced to some ink! She is from the MFT Crazy for Daisies set and she's colored up with Copic Markers (B00, B12, B14, BG000, C1, E000, E00, E01, E11, E25, E29, R20, Y32, Y35, YG13, YG63, and the Colorless Blender.) The patterned paper is from Sweetwater and I have had it FOREVER! I thought that it was time to finally put it to good use. It is accented with black card stock layers. I also did some machine stitching and I added some May Arts ribbon with a PTI button and some TCP Divine Twine. The bottom is finished off with the MFT Die-namics Double Scallop Border.

My next card is for the TCP Tuesday Challenge and this week, we need to use fabric. You can find all of the details right here. I used Jen Del Muro's June Sketch For You To Try for my layout. I stamped Big Bear on an old gingham shirt with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I cut him out. I also stamped him onto a sheet of card stock. I colored up his ears, nose area, and feet pads with E40 and then cut those out and glued them to the shirt fabric. He is layered onto some Jillibean Soup papers and the MFT Die-namics Dainty Doily Die is made from Chocolate Chip card stock. The sentiment is from TCP's Like You A Latte set. I used some more of the shirt and a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock for the button accent that I made with the TCP Button CutUps. Some Baker's Twine and a touch of faux stitching finish this one off.

I'd like to leave you this evening with a special photograph. On Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting some "Stamping Royalty". My delightful friend, Linda Monroe and I headed into Boston to become "Copic Certified". The class was taught by two very lovely and talented ladies...Lori Craig and Debbie Olson! I was lucky enough to be sitting next to the very sweet and talented Joanne Basile! What a FABULOUS day!! Just in case you were wondering...Linda is the one with the pretty purple glasses. Lori is the tall blonde. Debbie is the tall brunette. Joanne has the pretty green top, and I'm the short one in the! Thank you for visiting with me...Toodles! :D

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blogger's Challenge Sketch!

Hello Friends! I have today's Blogger's Challenge ready for you. In fact, I've had it ready for you all day, but our computer is acting up. I'm going to keep this short and sweet for tonight because I need to get up bright and early tomorrow for my Copic Certification class with Lori Craig!!! Debbie Olson will be there too!!! I am so excited to go! I can't wait!

This week, our challenge is a sketch from the lovely Lisa Somerville. (Just click on her name. It will take you to her blog. You'll see the original sketch and can play along with us, if you'd like!) The image is from Penny Black and it is colored with Copic Markers (BG000, E000, E00, R20, R81, R83, RV23, RV29, YG93, YG95, YR20, YR21, YR24, V15, V17, and the Colorless Blender.) The papers are from the Lime Twist collection from My Mind's Eye. They are accented with PTI Aqua Mist and Paper Source Beet card stock. I also used my Lacey Circle Nesties and the Small Open Scallop Die-namics from My Favorite Things. To finish off my card, I added an Aqua Mist button with some craft thread.

I'm off to dream land. Have a beautiful weekend and thank you for visiting with me...Toodles! :D

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Right At Home Scrapbooking Store Creations!

Hello Friends! We are having a heat wave here in New England and many dangerous thunder storms. In fact, my town had a two hour delay from school today because of all of the storm damage! Mother Nature has been quite busy in my area! I have a few cards and a little project to share with you today. This month, Lisa (from Right at Home Scrapbooking store in North Attleboro, MA) gave me some fun products from her store to play with. All of the patterned papers that I used are from the Odds and Ends collection from Cosmo Cricket. The images and sentiments are from the Heart Times set from Unity Stamp Company. Ready for the first card? Here it is...

I stamped up this fun bandaid image a few times and then colored it up with Copic Markers (E31, E40, G0000, and G12.) I did a little bit of machine stitching around the main panel and I made a flag for the sentiment. A Basic Grey button with some Baker's Twine dress it right up.

In fact, I liked the image so much that I decided to use it again and alter a little bandaid tin that I had in my stash. This time I colored up the bandaid with E31, E40, YG25, and YG93.

My next card uses my favorite print from this paper collection. I simply love the pretty! I used the My Favorite Things stamp sketch for this one. It was great way to highlight these papers and this image. I colored up the image with BG000, BG11, BG72, C3, E40, R27, R29, and R59.

My last card to share has my favorite image from this set. Isn't that a darling umbrella? I used my Copic Markers (BG000, BG11, BG72, C3, R27, R29, R59) for this one too. This time around, I used Jen Del Muro's June Sketch For You To Try, some more of these pretty Cosmo Cricket papers, and more machine stitching.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I'll be back tomorrow with this week's Blogger's Challenge...Toodles! :D

Monday, June 6, 2011

I Just Made It!!

I was just over at my friend Linda's blog where she posted her card for the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club. I ran out of time this weekend and never got around to doing the sketch. This is what I just made in the last hour...ugh! I started off with my favorite Pure Innocence girl from the Bunch of Blooms set from MFT. She is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, BG11, BG72, E000, E00, E25, E27,R27, R29, R30, R59, YG93, and YG95.) All of these beautiful papers are from Cosmo Cricket. I sewed the main layer to a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock and I layered that onto a PTI Kraft card base. The other accents include the Lacey Circle and Classic Circle Nestabilities, the MFT Simply Scallops Die-namics, some aqua colored twill, a sweet little button and some cream colored craft thread. Thanks so much for stopping by tonight. I'll be back on Thursday with some more projects. Until then...Toodles! :D

Friday, June 3, 2011

So Nice!

Happy Friday Friends! How was your week? Things are busy here with school winding down, but that is a GREAT kind of busy! This week's Blogger's Challenge is a pet theme. I have always loved hedgehogs and would like one for a pet. One of the teachers at school has one and he's just delightful. So, I thought that this image would be perfect for today's challenge. This little guy is from the Penny Black "Paint the Town" set, and he is colored up with Copic Markers (BG000, BG11, BG13, E000, E33, E35, E50, R22, R24, R30, YG11, YG13, Y26, YR31, and the Colorless Blender). All of the patterned papers are from the Lime Twist collection from My Mind's Eye. I used SU's Chocolate Chip and Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist card stock for my card stock layers. The scallop border was made with the My Favorite Things Die-namics Double Scallop Border die. I did some stitching around all of my layers before I glued everything down. Would you like to join in this week's Blogger's Challenge? Just add your link below! Thanks so much for visiting with me! Have a wonderful weekend...Toodles! :D