Thursday, October 28, 2010

Expanding my horizons

Hello,sorry that I haven't posted in so long, but I have been learning so much on all the blogs I subscribe (I usually read about 80 a day). So in the past few weeks, I have purchased a Skor-Buddy, and my first 2 Copic markers. I also found some colorful ribbons I hope to use and some digital stamps. I was reading some blog sites and found this great site for using Copic markers. Take a look.

Chrissy has some wonderful tutorials on using Copic markers, please take a look. She also has blog candy
Oh, I just love these stamps. Go take a look at her site. See you later, hopefully with a card or two to share.
Have a great creative day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Masculine Cards

I was so in the mood to make cards last night, so I began digging in my stamp drawers. This cute raccoon is from a CTMH set. I made the background using one tall evergreen and did some masking. I really had fun with this card.

     This second card is something I needed for a mans birthday.  The large fern is from Hero Arts and the smaller stamp is from a new set I just picked up on Monday. Thanks for looking.

Chocolate Chips


I found this cute little stamp at Michael's on Monday and couldn't wait to use it. I knew that I had the perfect piece of paper at home just calling out for this image. Sometimes you need to have fun cards !!! I hope this doesn't make you crave a yummy hot cookie. Enjoy.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fun

Wow, what a beautiful day it is here in St. Louis. Summer is trying to hang on, but Autumn is so evident all around us. Today I am posting a card I made because I have been so inspired by Mother Nature. The colors of autumn just make me happy and I have had this stamp sitting in my drawer waiting for the right time. So, I guess it is time !!! The stamp is Pumpkin Patch Fun from Close To My Heart. It is an older stamp, but still fun to use. My checked paper is made from embossing a Cuttlebug folder that has been inked up. I started with Tulip on the indented squares. The I took my Sunflower ink and brushed it over the raised squares. I did have to darken my Tulip colored squares with my marker. Then I distressed the entire paper with Oak Brown. My image was colored with CTMH markers using Outdoor Demin, Indian Corn Blue, Goldenrod, Buttercup, Tulip, Sunflower and Oak Brown. The hanging tree leaves are from a dollar stamp I picked up at JoAnn's. I used the Spellbinders Nestabilities. My tag is from Cricut Storybook and I used a small leaf punch for the little leaves. Hope you like my version of Autumn.I hope to enter this into a few challenges sometime this week and it will also be posted on Splitcoast Stampers general gallery.  Have a great day.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A Little Prayer


Thought I would share another prayer card that I made. I love blue and yellow. So cheery and comforting. The papers and inks are from CTMH: Outdoor denim, Indian Corn blue and Buttercup. The flower sprig stamp is from something I found in my drawer. The sentiment is from MY Sentiments Exactly. I used my Cricut Storybook cartridge, Spellbinders nestabilities, Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder and EK punch for the border. Posting on Splitcoast stampers under general gallery. Thanks for visiting.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My first card post

So ,this is my first card to post. I needed a card for a friend in need of a prayer, so I got busy and made this for her. After weeks of seeing all you talented people out there, I was truly inspired. The stamp is from Close to My Heart (aka DOTS)  called Miss May. And the card background is from the set Little Things Matter and the checked paper is also Garden Green from GTMH  My colors are all from Close To My Heart CTHM Garden green, Hollyhock, Buttercup. The embellishments are also from CTMH.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly. The decorative punch is Fiskars. I really need some Copic markers, because it is hard to get the nice coverage and shading with CTMH markers. Well, one down and many more to go. Thanks for visiting my blog.