Friday, January 28, 2011

Whale you be my Valentine?

Whale you be my Valentine?  I decided today to take down my New Year's decorations and put up my Valentine's Day decorations in the hopes that it would break the chain of constant snow days we have been getting.  We will see if it works.  It snowed all day but stopped this evening so maybe the change worked.  Fingers crossed.  I made a Valentines card today with a whimsie doodles stamp.

This card was made using the following copic markers :  W-0, W-1, W-3, B93, B95, B97.  Viva Decor pen red and white gel pen.

Entered in the following challenges:
Spoon full of sugar - Valentine #136
Creative Card Crew - Show us the colors of your country

Take care!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Brrrr...  It is cold and snowy here today and like I have said in previous posts enough snow already.  *smile*  No one seems to be listening to me though because the forecasters are predicting more snow later this week and next week.

This card about sums up how we feel about the weather here.  The following was used in making this card:  Greeting Farm stamp - Camille, Copic Markers G12, G14, E35, E25, E27, YR21, YR23, YR24, B93, B95, B97, R20, E21, E00, 0, Sizzix Sled Die, Karen Foster Stickers

This card is entered into the following challenge:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentines Dog

I saw this stamp and thought is would make a great card for Valentines.  It is just so adorable.  Are you getting your Valentines Cards ready.  The kids will soon be filling theirs out for school.  Valentines is a sweet holiday especially with all the candy that is given out.  LOL

XOXO to you!

This card is entered in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge #21
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Valentine #136

Wishing for Warmth

Wishing for Warmth... Aren't we all looking forward to warmer weather?   I am.  :)  So I made this card to bring on the warmth.

This card is in the following challenge:
Anyone for Anya - Use 2 images

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Shower of Love

We had a lot of fun today making Valentines cards the girls and I.  They made cards for their Moms and I made this card.  Red is such a lovely color so vibrant and happy.

I spent a lot of time planning the design of this card (LOL) but it came out well.  We are starting the march toward spring with Valentine's Day coming soon and now that we are moving away from the winter holidays.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - #96 Sketch
CASE Study Challenge - #23 
Get Sketchy Card Challenges - #71
The Pink Elephant - #92

Saturday, January 22, 2011


I love all of the Sweet November digi stamps.  This stamp has fine details so I found this one hard to color with my copic markers so I ended up coloring her with my colored pencils instead.

This card is entered in the ATS wednesday challenge - Early Valentines

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just Chillin'

Ok it is cold here not just cold but really cold.  We got more snow this morning and are expecting more next week.  Can anyone say travel time?  The need/want to go somewhere warm is always on my mind now.  LOL

Just feeling like we are in the north pole here.  *smile*

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Fruity Thank You

On a roll today, I got a new stamp set from Hero Arts and wanted to make a card with the stamps.  New fruit stamps and what do you get a "Fruity Thank You"  Hahaha.  Ok a weird sense of humor!

Have a great fruit filled day!

Waiting for Spring

Spring is coming isn't it?  LOL With all this snow and ice sometimes we wonder.  I am looking forward to the birds coming back and singing.  Aren't you?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Come shopping with me

I made a card to send to my Mom who I love to go shopping with to the craft stores.  This stamp is so cute from Whimsie Doodle.

Who do you like to go shopping with and where do you go?

This card is entered in the following challenge:  Stampin' B's - Faith's Challenge #93.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Winter white

Good Morning all!
I found a challenge online that I found really intriguing so I just had to find a way to make it work.  The challenge was to make a card using all white except the colored image.  It did not seem like it would work but as you can see using this idea can make a beautiful card.

Try out this idea you will be surprised by what you can create using just one color.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
digital tuesday challenge - all white #93
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cold and Frosty Morning
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Refresh me

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

You light up my life

The time of year is coming to let those closest to you know how much they mean to you.  I have decided this year that I am going to give my husband a love card everyday in February up to and including Valentine's Day.  He deserves the attention and recognition!

What are you doing this year to recognize the ones you love?

This card is entered in the following challenge:
There She Goes -Color Challenge #89

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sweet cat

What a sweet stamp from The Greeting Farm.  The cat set is just the cutest.  It reminds me of curling up for a nap on a cold winter day. Well with all the snow storms coming through the area I thought this stamp would be appropriate.

Keep warm!

This card is entered in the CASE Study challenge - #21

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Snowflake Wall Decoration

Here is the second wall decoration that I made as a January decoration.  It is a partner with the first wall decoration.  I am so glad to have these done and hanging up on the wall.

The stamps used in this project is by Pink Cat Studio, the white snowflakes are sizzix dies, and the copic markers used are:  B39, B34, B32, W-3, W-1, E33, E35, E21, R20, E00, Y11, 100, RV02.
Have a great day!

Entered into 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Hot or Cold #12

Friday, January 7, 2011

January Wall Decoration

Good Morning...  I am one of those people that have decorations up for every month of the year.  Crazy huh?  Well it keeps me happy!  My latest project is a January decoration for my wall.  I have been wanting to make a January decoration for my front hall wall for a while now.  Just couldn't think of what I wanted to do.  What I came up with is what amounts to a framed winter scene or large winter card.  It is snowing outside today so a perfect day for a winter scene to hang on the wall.

I will be making a insert for the frame for every month.  Got to keep the decorations new and changing!  This frame is an old one I had hanging around the house.  So a very inexpensive decoration.  Do you decorate for every month?

This January Wall Decoration is featured on the Pink Cat Studio's blog!!  So cool.  To see the post click here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Gotta love more hedgehogs!

I am working on a project I hope to post in the next couple of days.  But until then today I made a "thinking of you" hedgehog card.  Gotta love more hedgehogs.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Thanks a melon!

It is after the holiday so now it is time to get those Thanks you cards out to family and friends for the lovely gifts we received.

I was trying to make the card simple so many cards could be made easily!  Christmas colors but with a summer twist.

Used on this card:
copic markers:  R24, R22, G12, G14, G17, W-1
Quickutz die: KS - 0409, special delivery circle card
Viva pens:  Red, Green
Digi stamp by Whimsie Doodles