Friday, June 29, 2012


Hello Friends and Happy Friday!  I'm sorry to be a little late with my post but I had a hard time with this card.  My sewing machine is not working too well.  Basically, it is eating my card stock as I pass it through the machine...ugh!  After so many tries today, this girl just gave up and made the card without sewing.  Hope that you like it just the same!

Here are all of the details.  This creation is for Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and for today's Blogger's Challenge (Celebrate the 4th of July) from Lisa Somerville.  My main image is from All That Scraps.  It is Sweet November's Betsy.  She is colored up with Copic Markers (B24, B37, B39, C0, C1, C3, E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, E27, E29, E30, E50, R11, R29, R59, Y32, Y35, YR12, and the Colorless Blender) and then I fussy cut her out.  She is mounted to a kraft layer that I embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder.  The papers are from the Let Freedom Ring collection from Pebbles.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Birthday Princess.  The stars and the file tab were made with MFT Die-namics dies.  I added some wooden buttons and some navy Baker's Twine to finish off the card.

Thanks so much for visiting with me tonight!  I hope that you have a wonderful weekend...Toodles!  :D

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Day at the Beach

Hold onto your hats, Friends!  I'm posting!  I haven't posted for three weeks, and now, I've posted four days in a row.  I'll hold off for a couple of days now...I promise!  My friend Linda loves Impression Obsession stamps, well she really loves many stamp companies, but she plays along in the Impression Obsession challenge most weeks.  I have one of their stamps.  It's called, "A Day at the Beach - H1743" and it is the one that you see here.  After seeing Linda's beautiful card for this week's challenge (Red, White, and Blue), I decided to ink my beach stamp up and give it a try too.  Please click here to play along in the Impression Obsession challenge. 

It was so much fun to color up this beautiful image.  It took me awhile and it took a boatload of Copic Markers, but I enjoyed every minute of it!  Here is the list of Copic Markers (B00, B02, B12, B23, B24, BG53, C1, E23, E40, E41, E42, R20, R27, R30, R32, R39, Y11, YG61, and the Colorless Blender.)  My card base is kraft and I used navy layers.  My only other accents are the large red gingham ribbon and some paper piecing.  I kept things simple so that my image would be the focus. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit with me.  I'll see you soon...Toodles!  :D

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sketch For You To Try!

Happy Sunday Friends!  Just a lovely day here in New England.  My boys went golfing and I went shopping with my parents.  Right now, I'm listening to John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molasky on their radio show, Radio Deluxe.  For the last three Sundays, we've just sat on the back deck and listened to their show.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!  I hope that you are enjoying your Sunday too! 

Here is my card for Jen Del Muro's June Sketch For You To Try.  Just click here to play along.  You can enter your creation until the end of the month.  I used my little mermaid from Your Next Stamp again.  She is from the Happy Days Mermaid set.  I colored her up with Copic Markers (BG000, BG01, E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, and R11) and then I fussy cut her out.  I also added some Star Dust Stickles for the sparkle.  The papers are scraps from my stash.  My other accents include some Hero Arts Lace, Stampin' Up Buttons, and a bit of machine stitching. 

Have a terrific start to the work week.  Thanks so much for visiting with me this afternoon!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Thankful For You!

Hello again Friends!  I finished up my card for the sketch challenge from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club this morning, so I thought that I'd quickly post it.  You can find all of the details to play along on the My Favorite Things Blog.

I started off with this summery Pure Innocence image from the MFT Feeling Froggy set.  She and her sidekick are colored up with Copic Markers (B21, B23, B24, B26, C5, E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, R11, R24, R27, Y38, YG45, and the Colorless Blender) and then I fussy cut them out.  All of the patterned papers are from the Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories.  The sentiment is from the MFT Pure Innocence Pumpkin Patch Girl set and my polka dotted sun was made with the MFT Sunshine Die-namics.  My accents include navy card stock and navy grosgrain ribbon, a wooden button with some blue Baker's Twine, and a little bit of machine stitching.

This was a fun sketch to work with.  I liked all of the panels.  I'm glad that you could stop by for a visit.  Summer is in full swing here in New England!  I hope that you have a chance to enjoy some of this beautiful weekend.  Until next time...Toodles!  :D

Friday, June 22, 2012

You Make Me Happy!

Hello Friends and Happy Friday!  School is out and I'm ready to get back into a somewhat regular stamping schedule.  I'm starting today with this week's Blogger's Challenge.  To play along, please visit Lisa Somerville's Blog here.  This week's challenge is a sketch. 

My sweet friend Linda made a resolution at the beginning of the year to buy some stamps from some of the other wonderful companies out there.  I teamed up with her last month and we placed an order from Your Next Stamp.  This delightful little mermaid and the sentiment are from their Happy Days set.  She is colored up with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E23, E25, Y21, YR30, and YR31) and then I fussy cut her out.  I also added lots of Star Dust Stickles for some sparkle.  All of the papers are from the Gertie collection from My Mind's Eye.  I added some machine stitching to the main panel and then I added a black button from Papertrey Ink with some Baker's Twine. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit with me.  Have a wonderful weekend!  I'll be back very soon!  Until then...Toodles!