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Cards made using digital stamps.

Easiest Easter Ever

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This is going to be the first Easter in 19 years that I haven’t put out an Easter basket for my children. My son is 20 and my daughter is 17. And both of them now have jobs.  So I just felt like it was a little silly to load up baskets full of candy for two people who can literally drive themselves to a convenience store and buy their own candy. LOL

But Sammi and I still dyed eggs (James gave up dyeing eggs years ago) and of course I made cards for the grand nieces and nephews. My newest little grandniece Gabby, was just born on the 22nd of March so she will have to wait for next year to get an Easter card.


This is a discontinued digital stamp by Birdie Brown. I used white Inkssentials Mini Glossy Accents to make the wool texture on the sheep. And the the pink stripes are just card stock  cut into thin lines and glued in place.

Birdie Brown Easter Bunny

Another Birdie Brown digi stamp (that is unfortunately no longer available). I  cut his right ear out with scissors and then trimmed the paper to stop short of either side of his ear. That way his ear extended right off the edge of the page and I think it gave the image a whimsical effect. You may also notice that the two images are slightly different in size and shape. One of the cool things about using digital stamps is the users ability to resize them or flip them to create a mirror image.

Birdie Brown

I was on a Birdie Brown kick this Easter and these two cards feature another of her adorable, yet unobtainable digital images. The butterflies have Wink of Stella on them and Glossy Accents on top of that.

I am always fascinated by the way a different card base color can change the way the images pop. Both cards are pleasing to look at but, the one in green just jumps off of the screen.

Adorable easter cards

Most likely you can tell by the look of this bunny who the artist is that created him. And you have probably guessed at the likelihood as to whether or not you could purchased this stamp.

This card features another bunny who’s ear flops right off the page and a shiny red pair of shorts and tie. I decided to try something a little different with the way in which I matted the image. For some reason the diamond shape and the graduated lines makes me think of Art Deco style.

I found this digital image on Pinterest and I just added a quote of my own design by adding a text box under the image in Windows. These two cards are for two 15 year old grandnephews and I thought they might be amused by the sentiment.


Happy Easter to you,


Santa and the Christmas Star

We have packed up most of our house in preparation to move to our new home at the end of this month. But I am holding out on packing my craft room until the very end. And I have been busy at work creating cards for the Yulee Holiday Festival this Saturday.

Santa and SnowmanI created this card for sale using an adorable digital stamp from Birdie Brown. Unfortunately, her Etsy shop has since closed. And the sentiment stamp is from a Fiskars stamp set that I bought at Tuesday Morning last month. I think the set cost $2.19!

I colored the image with Copic Markers. For the colored lights in the tree I colored them first and them coated them with clear glaze. Once that dried I colored in the green for the trees. I added clear glaze to Santa’s coat and hat and then sprinkled them with Fairy Dust glitter.

Hopefully I will see some of you at my craft booth on Saturday.

Happy Stamping,



One More Friggin Candle

This is one of the cards that I created to sell at the Christmas Festival next Saturday.

The main image is from Bugaboo Stamps. It is a digital image called Stella Birthday – one more candle.

Stella Bugaboo StampsI created the background by stamping the stars and dots from my Fiskars: Make a Wish stamp set. The stamp pad color for the  background is Hero Arts Neon Purple. And I love how bright it looks!

make a wish


I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Make Your Own Background.

Happy Stamping,


Ballerina Birthdays are Tutu Sweet!

My adorable niece Addie is turning 7 tomorrow. Addie is a lover of all things pink, glitzy and girly. So I thought she might enjoy a card that features a ballerina in a pink tutu with a sparkly headband and pearls on her tutu.

Ballerina BirthdayI wanted to add some dimension to the card so I colored and then cut out a second tutu and then I glued it on top of the original image. In order to keep the tutu from standing up too high I used several cuts of cardstock underneath rather than foam dimensional stickers.

Ballerina side viewI didn’t want the skirt to be too thick so that I could add the tiny pearls as well and still be able to mail the card without having to have it hand cancelled. (I had it hand cancelled anyway because, I am a worry wort and I didn’t want the envelope to get torn in shipping)

Tutu Sentiment

This is the handwritten sentiment that I added to the inside ofthe card.


If you are interested in making a similar card you can download the free ballerina image from All Dressed Up Challenges Blog.

I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Keep It Clean and Simple

sss wednesday

Happy Stamping,


Wolf Boy Wobble-een

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A few weeks ago I was awarded the honor of being the guest designer for the Wobble Wednesday Challenge sponsored by Action Wobble Challenges. That means that I got to create the challenge for the week of August 28!

Wolf Boy Whimsie DoodlesI chose Halloween as my theme. Halloween is my favorite holiday! And since I usually create 10 cards each holiday to send to my nieces and nephews, I enjoyed getting a jump on my Halloween card stash this year.

Action Wobble Halloween

This is what an Action Wobble Spring looks like in action. It’s fun to give it a pluck and watch it wobble!

I used a free digital image from Whimsie Doodles and I printed it out twice so that I could cut out the Trick or Treat bag to be my wobble feature.

The grass, the sky and the cobblestone path are all created with Tim Holtz Distress Inks. You rub them on with a foam applicator and then flick  or spritz some water on them to create the speckled effect.

Action Wobble

Action Wobbles are easy to use. Just peel, stick and pluck. I purchased mine from Ellen Hutson but they are available at a variety of online stores.

If you want a list of the materials I used to create this card I’ve listed them below.

Action Wobble spring, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colors, Mowed Lawn, Dusty Concord, Broken China and Vintage Photo. The stamps are Whimsie Doodles Wolf Boy, Hero Arts Bat Clings and Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Classic Halloween. I used various Copic Markers to color the Wolf Boy.

Happy Stamping,


Hound Dog, Rockin all the Time

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Have you seen Birdie Brown’s latest free digital image? It is freakin’ adorable! I went crazy with it and created 4 cards for here June Freebie Challenge. Now I have to decide which one to feature for the challenge.

Birdie Brown's Rockin Dog

My first card is clean and simple but, I had a little fun customizing the sentiment.

Birdie Brown You Rock Dog

I gave this dog a patriotic vibe using red, white and blue.

rockin dog by birdie brown

I used two stars to create the star burst behind this rockin pup. And the sentiments are from the Rad stamp set from CASual Friday Stamps.

rainbow dogFor this last card I dropped a little acid and turned on some Jimi Hendrix tunes. LOL  Seriously, I was inspired to create a very 1960’s trippy little dog and I think my idea panned out pretty well. I colored the rainbow stripes with Copic Markers and then I dabbed them with Copic Blending solution on a rag to create a more transparent look.

Go grab your freebie at Birdie Brown’s blog and play along for a chance to win some free digital stamps. You only have until June 29th to play along.

Happy Stamping,


OWH Midweek Throwdown, Water Theme

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I began creating cards in earnest, for Operation Write Home, within the last 6 months. Our son James is leaving for his Army boot camp training in less than 6 weeks and his enlistment reinvigorated my interest in making cards for our troops to use. Every time I read one of the soldiers posts about how grateful they are to receive our handmade cards it makes me that much more committed.


In order to play along on this weeks Midweek Throwdown at Operation Write Home, I have created a card that features water in some way.

sailboat card


The little sailboat is a digital image by Birdie Brown and the sun is the inside of a life preserver image from the same set. I just fussy cut the image to look like a cartoon version of the sun. The seagulls are hand doodled and the waves are just blue paper cut with wave shaped scissors. And finally the sky features Tim Holtz Distress Inks in the color Broken China.

I gave the boat some dimension by cutting the sails out from several copies of the image and then stacking them up.  The top layer of the sails is curled a bit on a pencil and then just the outside tips are glued to the sails below.

side view sailboat card


I hope this picture helps illustrate what I am talking about.

Happy Stamping,


Rockin the Sketch

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Birdie Brown Freebie


I almost never participate in sketch challenges because, I get all caught up in trying to copy the sketch but, not “COPY” the sketch. Do you know what I mean? The idea is to follow along with the original but, make it your own. And the whole time I’m thinking “this doesn’t look like the original”! Very stressful. LOL

But this time the prize was way too tempting for me to sit this one out. I can’t tell you what the prize is but, you can see for yourself by hopping along the blogging trail. Cards Blog Challenge


For my version of the sketch I used the sentiment portion of Birdie Brown’s monthly freebie, an older wood mount musical score stamp and some Spellbinder Nestabilities Dies. I printed the sentiment out and colored the words in green before blotting the banner in some Shock Pink Copic refill ink. As you can see the pink bleed onto the green and gave me an unintentional two toned effect, that I wound up really liking. The two toned ink gave me the inspiration to create the green star insert for the pink circle. As a final touch I added Glossy Accents and some Fairy Dust glitter to the sentiment and star and a few pink gems too.

I will be entering my card into the Cards Blog Challenge to win the a fore mentioned prize pack. You can join in too up until June 17th!

Happy Stamping,


Ahoy, There!

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I wanted to share with you a card I made using the latest digital release by Birdie Brown. This image can be purchased on Torico’s Etsy site. Nautical images are everywhere this Spring and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these adorable images.

captain by birdie brown

I added the wooden ship deck and the back of the boat by hand doodling them in. And just for fun I used an anchor for another new set called Nautical Icon to create a tattoo on the captains left arm.

 ship captain cartoon


Here’s a close up of his tattoo. So cute!

Happy Stamping,


The Purrfect Birthday Card

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I am so excited about the latest card that I made. It features the cat for the Storybook Friends digital stamp from Stampin’ Up. The reason I am so happy with this card is because the little ball of yarn I set out to create worked out just like I hoped it would!

Storybook Friends Cat


I wanted something without a lot of visual clutter but, that had something special to draw one’s attention. In some ways too, I guess I really love cards that have a tactile element to them.  My favorite books to buy for babies are the kind that have the different rub and feel pages like fuzzy ducks and scratchy sand and such. So that is why I added the little ball of yarn.

After several failed attempts (the glue was causing the ink of the stamp to run) I realized that the trick was to glue the yarn to a blank paper circle and then adhere that over the stamped version of the yarn ball.

I can’t wait to send this card to my niece Brianna for her birthday this summer. She really is perfect!

birthday bash I am entering this card into the CAS-ual Fridays CFC99: Birthday Bash Challenge.


Happy Stamping,


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