Thursday, July 28, 2011


It is a very gray day here and it appears my camera wanted to convey that as the colors on this card are much more vibrant than they appear here.    Anyway, here is my entry to Mo's Challenge this week.   The challenge this week is create something that features something sweet and food related.   I can't think of anything sweeter than cotton candy and this little girl.   You can find her here   She is colored with surprising few Copic Markers.   The paper is from Basic Grey, their Out of Print collection.   I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder colored over with distress ink and finished with some rick rack trim, pearls and a tag which you cannot read but says Giggle - all from my stash.   Thank you for looking!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Vacation

Recently I have been lucky enough to reconnect with my best childhood friend.   It has been wonderful to spend time with someone who knew me as I was becoming who I am.    This is the card I made for her birthday.    Mo's image was perfect as we laugh about how we simply went to each others door and called the person to come out.   Our children think we were nuts.   I remember one summer spent on these silly metal skates.    We spent so much time on them I felt like I was skating in my sleep!   

Unfortunately I cannot remember the brand of paper I used here, it has a very retro design on it.   The image is colored with Copic markers and I made the flowers using my Cricut.   Buttons and floss complete the card.  Thanks for looking.

Image can be found here -

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Black, White and .......Pink

This week's challenge at Mo's is to create something using only black, white and one other color.   I considered skipping it but remembered I had this beautiful Anna Griffin which was only shades of black, white and pink.   After being inspired by the Design Team's work, I took the challenge.   I chose to use Wednesday's Child (available here\\\\\\\%27s+child).   Oh the drama, coupled with the color black I decided that this would make a good "big" birthday card - you know the birthdays I mean, the ones that send a person into a tailspin.     I colored her with Copic markers using 100, C3, C5, C7, W1, Rv00, R00 and R81.  I finished the card off with a very pink ribbon (the color in the paper unfortunately doesn't show up very well) and pearls from Memory Makers.   Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thinking of you

This week's entry at Mo's challenge - vintage, distressed and with lace.   I found some toile paper, used some lace from my stash and vintage buttons from Webster's pages.   The image is and is colored with Copic markers.   Thank you for looking.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Two for Tea

Happy Fourth of July weekend!    I'm taking advantage of the long weekend by setting aside some serious crafting time.    Here is my entry for Mo's Digital Challenge which is Inspired By A Book Or Story.    This is a challenge I enjoyed a great deal as I like to make Mo's delightful characters appear to jump off the page.

For this challenge I chose the Hatter ( I colored him in shades of brown but added green and pink to some parts of the image.   My goal was to make him look as though he jumped out of a page from the book.   He is colored with Copic markers but I colored him at a crop and didn't keep track of the colors I used - I was talking too much, I guess.   I mounted him with foam mounting tape on a distressed page from the book.  The illustration on the page is from Graphic 45, the paper is from Webster's Pages.   The phrase and question mark were cut with Cricut using the Nursery Rhymes cartridge.   I finished with some flowers I purchased on clearance from Michaels.   

Thank you for looking.