Spring Short Stack

This is a card that appeared to me in a dream and I had to jump out of bed to sketch it out.  The next day, I was happy that my sketch was legible enough to follow and I made this card using Spring Short Stack by Stampendous.

These are the Copic marks I used on this:
B000,m BG02, 53, 49
C0, 3, BV23
E41, 42, 43, 44, 49, R11

Spring Short Stack

Here’s a quick card that I made using the animal segments from Spring Short Stack by Stampendous. I figure since it’s the Year of the Dog that I need to color more dog stamps for good luck.  This card was inspired by the Splitcoast Stampers technique “Pop Out Card” by Kelly Jean.

These are the Copic markers I used on this card:
E42, 43, 44, 47
YR30, 24, Y23
BG11, 18, 57
T7, R12, BV23
T1, 3, 5
Below, this is the INSIDE of the card. I added a border around the edge because it was handy and added a little more color to the card.  This was a fun technique – thanks Kelly!

Animorphia Postcard Owl

I’ve been wanting to color some images by Kerby Rosanes and found a small booklet of Animorphia Postcards that were just the right size. I started out with the owl since I didn’t have to think about the colors too much.  My daughter said she’d finish the little doodles on the back if she could mail it so I thought that was a good deal.  

Fergus with Bouquet

I’ve been working on putting all my colored images onto cards and I’m finally getting down to the bottom of my stack.  Again.  I have a tenancy to build up a stockpile and then repeat the process. 

This card uses Fergus with Bouquet from Wild Rose Studio.  I colored it with the Marvy Le Plume markers then went with a bright and cherry color palette with the papers.  The raffle tickets are actually real ones that I had to save to see if my number was chosen.  It wasn’t.  But at least I can use them for a card and still get some benefit out of them.  He he he

Many Thanks

This is the first page in my travel journal, which is an old book titled “Poor Richard’s Almanac (Selections)” by Benjamin Franklin and printed around 1937-1940. It’s a small book and perfect for traveling… hence why I’ve been chilling in it while I travel. 🙂

This image is Many Thanks from Stampendous and is suited for the many thanks I’m sending out to Jane for helping me with watercolors! I stamped on the book directly with black ink and colored this one with watercolor tube paints. The paper is thicker than a normal book would be so it handled the water just fine. So far so good. 🙂 I hope to try a variety of things with the book but the best pay is to have fun.

Storybook Friends

Here’s one of the images I colored when Zoe was in town for a visit and thought it was a perfect theme, considering.  This is Storybook Friends by Tina Wenke from Stampavie.  I have a soft spot for any stamp that features reading so this was a simple must have on my wish list.  😀  I stamped it with black on kraft card stock then colored with my Prismacolor pencils.  The card layout was kept simple with just a little doodling around the edges.

Thanks for coming by my blog today and have a wonderful summer day!
Enjoy a book or two. ;D

A Beary Good Year

It’s Tuesday and that means a new challenge has started at The Cat’s Pajamas but I have no idea what it is at the moment.  I’ve created this card a couple weeks ago and have been excited to share it in their challenge but the theme, or color scheme never fit.  Does that ever happen to you?  It’s frustrating sometimes. LOL   But oh’well, I’ve decided that come blue skies or high water, I’m going to post it on Tuesday and enter it into the challenge just to share.  So enjoy!  😀

The image I used is A Beary Good Year from The Cat’s Pajamas.
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas Challenge – Anything Goes
(How lucky could I have gotten?!) 

Healing the Dragon

Is a dragon an animal?!  I hope so.  This card has been sitting in draft mode and I just can’t wait any longer.  LOL  The challenge at The Paper Shelter is “Animal Magic” and I’m going to submit this entry.  The image(s) on this project is called Healing the Dragon by The Paper Shelter which is actually four individual stamps merged together. But I liked how they all came together in this scene and colored it as is.

With an image like this, there are always areas I wish I had colored a little differently.  This one for example, is the liquid medicine.  Instead of coloring something that looks like blood, I wish it was purple like the spoon, and the spoon, any other color.  However, maybe dragons drink blood to feel better?  Who knows!

I hope you’re all have a great weekend!

Cheers Kaylee and Tropical Mae

Click, click, click – testing, 1, 2, 3.  It works!!  😀  I can’t tell you how I felt when I found my laptop computer in shambles with keys missing and parts spewn all over the floor!  I’m usually not one to be surprised by anything but this time I actually gasped in such an alarm that all the kids came running to see if I was ok!  LOL But the good news is after I initiated “quiet time” and spent some effort tinkering that I was able to get it all back togehter.  Phew… ok so on to todays cards… tada!

These two cuties are new from Some Odd girl and are part of the new digi releases this week!  These two cuties are Tropical Mae and Cheers Kaylee and are available in the store right now.  Tropical Mae was previewed on the SOG Blog yesterday and today it’s time to show off Cheers Kaylee – so be sure to check out the rest of what the DT has created.  😀

These two cards were fun and quick to make – sometimes those are the best.  I grabbed the paper choices before coloring then just worked off the papers to select my markers.  I usually add some ribbon but skipped out by using scraps or the reverse side of the decorative paper to create the horizontal interest that I seem to be attached to – it just looks weird if I don’t include that on my cards so I guess you coudl call that my odd quirk for the day!

I used the same colors, papers and even the layout on both projects if you haven’t noticed already.  He he he.  In addition, the background stamps I used are the Chandelier from Stampavie and I still can’t find where the sentiment stamp is from… but somewhere as I’m sure it’s not that old.  LOL

That pretty much wraps this up and I hope you’ve enjoyed the card for today.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great mid-week.  😀

Diane & Cardine

Hello, hello, hello!  I should be in bed getting my beauty sleep for tomorrow’s long drive, however, I couldn’t resit taking a moment to show off some new stamps I added to Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!!  There are 17 new images that will be previewed today and tomorrow plus some very exciting news – head on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge & Release Blog to catch up on all the details!

For this project I used Diane from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and the sentiment is from Stampabilities; and we’re also showing off more samples using the Park Glen Door Diecut from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  I chose to use the screen mesh that comes with the die on this project.  I went crazy with the diecuts and also forced myself to use the blue paper on my desk!

This next project is actually one my daughter made and uses the new fairie, Cadrian, also from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!  She was so proud of her creation today and even decorated the inside full of gems, stickers and a sweat little note to Grandma and Grandpa.  😀  Everytime she makes something she always asks if it’s as pretty as mine then she’ll put it up next to may latest creation and compare the two – today, she FINALLY said it was just as cute!!  LOL

So what’s all this exciting news I hinted towards?  Well, I’m excited to say that Paula from Pollycraft will now be drawing images for Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!  Whohoo!!  I selected a few of my favorite characters to start with and tomorrow we’ll be previewing them all – plus there are TWO NEW stamps that you don’t want to miss out on.  😀  I made a card with one of the new ones and will show it off tomorow.  Until, hope you have a great day!