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A Chance to Win to a Set of Letraset Markers!

SJ at Little Musings has a really cool owl digital image for free. What is even cooler is the fact that you can win a set of Letraset Markers just for coloring this adorable owl and uploading it here at the Letraset blog !

So give it a go! Like I did.

Little Brains but Big Hearts

My little nieces and nephews all look forward to the cards I send them on holidays. (Hopefully it is the cards they love and not the crisp $1 bill inside!) And Valentine’s Day is no exception! This year I am making all of their cards with the digital images I bought from Pink Cat Studio a few months back.

Pink Cat has adorable images at a really great price. I got 4 dinos in a value pack for only $8.99. Digital stamping is an affordable way for beginning stampers to get crafting.

I used Pink Cat Studio’s, Cupid Rex stamp, for this card. I colored him with Copic Caio Markers and I used Spellbinders Nestabilities- Label Twelve die, to cut out the image and the pink background paper. I am entering this card at DYSU Challange Blog #58 Love  and also in the Simon Say Stamp Love is in the Air challenge.

Pink Cat Studios’, Rex Ate the Valentines is the digital stamp used for this card. I got the idea for the sentiment from a t-shirt I saw at Rue 21. The inside reads, “But me ate it!”. I used Glossy Accents on a few of the hearts and on his spikes. The bite mark is made with a scalloped circle punch. This card is going into the DYSU Challenge and also in the Simon Says Stamp Love is in the Air Challange!

I love the expression on this Pterodactyl face. (And yes I had to Google how to spell Pterodactyl) He looks like he is really enjoying his job as love delivery dinosaur.

This digital stamp is called Dacty Holding Heart. (Probably Melissa from PCS didn’t want to look up how to spell Pterodactyl!) I layered 5 different Valentine papers to border the bottom of this card and I used Glossy Accents on the heart. I will be entering this last card in the Simon Says Stamp

All a Flutter With the Hope of Winning

I am entering these cards into the Paper Sundaes Challenge #106 Clean and Simple.   First prize is a $15 gift card from Simson Says Stamp. I tried to make each card with very little visual clutter but, still with a little bit of pop!

Aside from the little bit of stamp masking that needed to be done this card was a breeze to make. I hand wrote the sentiment because I lost a few of the letters from my alphabet stamp set that this lettering is patterned after. Those darn letters are so small I seem to lose more of them every time I use them!


I’m not sure if you can tell from the photo that this butterfly is like a 3D effect on this card. The extra dimension of the butterfly “floating” on top of the card makes this card really punchy in person. The colors are really bright and fun too!


These little bees are so cute! My favorite part about this card is the way the colors are pop against the black background. The glossy balloons are fun too.

Three Clean and Simple Birthday Card Ideas

Although, I have been working on a few more cards this week, I hadn’t had time to post them yet. We have actually been busy at work lately! Which is a relief since the end of 2011 was very slow for the flooring business.

I would say these cards all fall into the cutesie category. And they are all birthday cards too.

  I stamped the giraffe clear stamp images onto plain white cardstock and then colored them with Copic Markers. At first the card seemed kind of “blah” but then, I  put it in an embossing folder, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. The texture made it so much more visually appealing.

As I am posting this picture I am realizing that it is kind of plain looking too! Guess what is going to get the Cuttlebug treatment when I get home from work today. However, I do love how the cake from the Candles on Your Cake set, from Gina K. Designs came out. I don’t remember the name of the stamp set that the monkey clear stamps came from. (It is one of the first stamp sets that I bought back in 2010)


Every Friday I check out the Bugaboo Stamps blog to see the Friday Freebie available that week. Then I download the stamp and let it sit idly by for weeks and weeks. It is just a matter of simple math really. 6 days of work per week + 2 kids + 1 husband + a 2100 sqft house to clean = not enough time to stamp!

Yesterday I finally got a chance to mess around with this cow image that I downloaded last October. I digitally cut out the sentiment and lightened it to make it look like I used the, stamp off method, to create a background stamp.  And then I digitally layered the image by bringing the cow image all the way forward. (I do all of this in a Word File because I am to computer illiterate and too software poor to do anything fancier) Some ribbon and a heart button later and…voila a CAS card!

It’s Not an Addiction if Nobody Gets Hurt.

My husband’s mother is staying with us for a few days this weekend. I didn’t want to be rude and not visit with her but, I also didn’t give up my crafting hour either. So last night I sat on a tiny little step stool at one of our living room side tables to create these two beauties. This way she and I could chat while I stamped, colored, cut and mounted my cards.

They say that one of the signs of addiction is when your habit interferes with your family life. But I avoided that addiction label by being a good hostess at the same time that I was feeding my need! Now if I could only find a way to craft while I exercise I could make cards while I whittled away at my midsection. Imagine that infomercial!


I made five of the orange butterfly cards for the craft show in April. The thank you card is for our daughter Sam’s band director. He has been really great about carting Sam, and 5 other kids from her band, back andforth to All District Band practice.  The school colors are green, gold and black.

Don’t Eat the White Snow Either!

I got a great idea and a free digital stamp from

There are only 3 more days of school left until the Christmas break and I was planning on making these for my daughter Sam. So I got busy last night cranking these out! I was going to make some for my teenage son James too, but he said “Oh yeah, gifts that say ‘you’ve got bad breath’ for my friends”.  Oh well…that is just more for Sam’s friends!

Outside of card. Inside of card.

Merry Christmas to Me



I bought myself a Christmas present this year. It is something I have been wanting for a long time….Copic Markers!!!  (Copic markers are alcohol based, they can be blended and they are refillable.) The markers were on sale at Dick Blick and if you spent $150 you received another 15% off your total order and free shipping. So I made like I was the last of the big spenders and plunked down $152 on myself. Needless to say I won’t be getting anything under the tree but I don’t mind!

I used to color all of my stamped images with colored pencils and then blend them with Gamsol. But I was never really thrilled with the results. These markers blend so nicely and the cards I have made with them appear more professionally finished.

BTW: The first two cards are made with Recollections stamps and the third is a House Mouse stamp. The Copic set I bought was 36A from the Ciao collection. (Ciao is cheaper than Sketch markers.) I purchased an additional 12 colors and a blender pen at the time of order and because of the blendable properties of the pen these 38 colors should be all that I need for a long while!


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