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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,


My Hearts a Stereo ;)

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I came up with the idea for this card and I told my daughter Sam about it. She thought the idea was great, but the fact that I didn’t know the name of the song, was lame.  Unfortunately, I have a terrible memory for these sorts of things and I just make up new names for things all the time. For example;I call this Gym Class Heroes song “My Hearts a Stereo” and  I am always thinking that the name of the Ford Sync system is In Sync. This issue is certainly a genetic trait I inherited from my mother who thinks “Ginko Balinko”  (Ginkgo Biloba) will help your memory, that the movie “Chicken Soup” (Chicken Run) was hilarious and that my son is addicted to playing his “Bluetooth 360” (xbox 360).


I used  a Market Street Stamp freebie and a line from the Gym Class Heroes’ song Stereo Hearts to make this fun card. I decided to create a rainbow effect in the text and in the colors of the radio. The radio is actually paper pieced to give it some more dimension but, I’m not sure that you can tell that from the photo. The word bubble is hand cut and both the word bubble and the radio are thinly covered in Glossy Accents.

I am going to enter this card in the CAS-ual Friday Challenge CFC60  Use text in your Clean And Simple design.


Wish Me Luck and Happy Stamping,





Gus Does Father’s Day

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I used this hilarious Gus image and sentiment from Bugaboo Stamps to create my dad’s Fathers Day card. This is a digital image and  it can be used with or without the sentiment. The inside sentiment says “tomorrow”. My dad is anything but spontaneous and I knew he would get a good laugh out of this card.

I added the TV by hand doodling it onto the card after I printed the image. And the polka dots are made by dabbing a new pencil erasers onto a ink pad and then pressing it on the paper.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! I love you lots.

I am entering this card into the DYSU #76 Challenge Boys/Men

Happy Stamping,


Snips and Snails Baby Boy Card

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Here is another card I made using the snail from Birdie Brown’s Spring Bugs set. This card is for a co-worker and his girlfriend who just found out that they were having a baby boy! I love English nursery rhymes and when I think about baby boys I think of this rhyme: What are little boys made of?  Snips and snails and puppy dog’s tails. That’s what little boys are made of.

I paper pieced the snail shells but, I colored his body with my Copic Ciao markers. After I finished gluing, coloring and cutting my snail I ran it through my Big Shot inside my Tiny Bubbles, Cuttlebug folder. For a final touch I covered his body in Glossy Accents for an authentic slick slug look.

Here is a closer look at glossy finish on the snails body. I used the Glossy accents to give a little more pop to my sentiment too.

Happy Stamping,


Ladybug Party Tower Birthday Card

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Recently I purchased a new digital image from Pink Cat Studio called Ladybug Party Tower. I loved the expression on their little Ladybug faces and I thought they would be even cuter with googly eyes. Everything is cuter with googly eyes!

  These guys remind me of the circus bugs from the movie A Bug’s Life.

This is real 3 ring Flea Circus kind of acrobatics here!

I made two versions of this card last night. One for my father -in-law  who is turning 69 this Saturday and one for  my former father-in-law (and children’s grandfather) who is turning 80 on Friday .  I’m not sure that they are really into ladybugs but let’s face it, they’re guys, the barely look at their birthday cards anyway.

I am entering this card at CAS-ual Fridays for their first birthday challenge, at Lawnscaping for their Clean and Simple challenge and at Simon Says Stamp for their 3rd birthday challenge. Stamping,  Mo

Jamming Animals

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  I love this new stamp set that I got from Recollections. It is called Jamming Animals and it is so cute. I love the expression on the Rhino’s face. He is really into his jam!

I stamped and colored  the images before I ran the card through the Cuttlebug inside the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. As a final touch I used Glossy Accents in a couple of places on the stamps to give the card a little more dimension.

I will be entering these cards in the Lawnscaping Challenge : Stamp a Scene

Happy Stamping,


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.

Flipping Over Spinner Cards

In an effort to add some more cute and fun cards to my selection for a craft show I will be vending in in April I made some spinner cards. These cards are fun for kids or adults (I know because I am one. An adult that is.) and although they are simple to make, they never fail to impress.

I am going to share the photos of the cards as well as the link to see them in action on youtube. (My daughter Sam was my graceful hand model for the videos.)

Spinner Card


Spinning dolphin card

Make a Splash Spinning Dolphin



Happy Stamping,


Home for Christmas

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This is a card I made using a free digital image I got from It is hard to see in the photo but the wreath is shiny because I covered it in Ranger Glossy Accents and I used tiny red jewels to simulate berries.

Lime Doodle Design

Card Making Inspiration by Debby Hughes

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