Saturday, October 24, 2009

UGH! Late again!

I had every intention of getting this new card posted by Wednesday night and, obviouslly, it didn't happen :( This is another of the very cute robot images from Ildi Co. Click the badge on the right for more information.
I used some Kiwi Kiss cardstock to layer the robot. I also used my Diamond Plate CB f0lder on the black later. Hope you like him!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

More Robots from Ildi Co.

Robots are not just for boys! I wanted to make some "girly" cards and this too cute robot looks like a girl, right? I love the combination of pink and black.

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Mambo Mellon, Basic Black, SU dsp

Accessories - Octogon Nesties, Square punches, ribbon, copics.

For more robot images by Ildi Co., click on the badge to the right.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New Images from Ildi Co.!!!!

It's time for MORE new images from Ildi Co. She now has a line of robots that can be used for boys or girls. I had a fun time "experimenting" on how to color them so that they didn't look boring. I have a very colorful one lined up for next week. To check out all the images that Ildi has, click on the badge to the right.
Card Recipe:
Cardstock - GP white, PTI Summer Sunrise, PTI Pure Poppy, SU dsp
Accessories - Labels 4, circle punches, rhinestones
Sentiment is from Changito Space set.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cuddles Thursday

It's time for another new image from Ildi Co. I just love this little bear and this one shows how some of us are in the early mornings when we have to be up but don't want to be up!

Digital images are a great investment because you can save not only on the purchase price, but storage too! You can reduce or enlarge them to fit your projects' needs. One friend even said that she colors her image, scans it back into her computer and prints out multiples of the colored image to save time and her copic ink! What a great idea!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - Sahara Sand, SU dp, Bliss Blue, GP white
Ink - Adirondak black
Accessories - Long rectangle curved nesties, Kaiser denim pearls
Sentiment from Gina K's My Cuppa Joe set

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another cute Halloweenie image from Ildi Co.

Isn't he dear!! Wouldn't you know that he had to wear his costume early and got it dirty - lol. Just had to put a little brown on the "bandages" to make him look a little worn. This image is from Ildi Co.'s line of Halloweenies. Check them out by clicking the badge to the right.

Card Recipe:

Cardstock - Going Grey, Old Olive and Only Orange

Accessories - Kaiser black pearls, ribbon, dp, copics, Ticket corner punch

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New Images from Ildi Co.!!!!

Here's just one of the new line from Ildi Co. - "Halloweenies" Check out their new site by clicking on the new badge to the right. This image is called Halloweenies Spirit. I wanted to make a simple, quick, but cute card and I think I succeeded. What do you think?

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, black, Gable Green, DP

Ink - black, Lovely Lilac

Other stamps - sentiment from All Around Argyle

Friday, September 11, 2009

Cuddles Thursday - a day late :( has definitely been interfering with my stamping time lately! I started back to work (elementary school) last week and things have been a little hectic with that and playing taxi to my oldest DS. I've had a hard time finding an hour to myself!

This adorable card is showcasing a new line from Ildi Co. called "Clownkins". Isn't he so sweet! They are so much fun to color and card designs are a snap!

Most of you don't know, but in my job I'm the Park Hills Phantom. I started this last year and the Phantom gives all the kiddos in 5th grade birthday cards and special cards on certain holidays. I had SO much fun doing it last year, that I'm doing it again this year. Luckly, I got ahead on cards this summer and have a good stock of birthday ones to use. This is one that will go into the stash to use. I'm sure one of my kiddos will just love it. Just have to balance out with boys cards too :)

Card recipe -

Cardstock - GP white, dsp

Accessories - Double Slit Punch, ribbon, Copics, Long Rectangle Nesties (used for all three layers including card base).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sunshine Saturday

I almost forgot to post this!!!!! YIKES! I'm been working around the house today in preperation for a party we're having tomorrow. It's kinda like a Labor Day/Welcome Home party for my DH who's been away for a year in Iraq.

Anywhoooo......he's my card using a new image from Sunshine Stamps called Clammy Pete. It's another in a line of Ocean Dwellers that they've created. Hope you like it!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Bordering Blue, Soft Suede, Basic Grey dp

Accessories - copics, pearl baubbles, Labels 2, Ribbon nesties, ribbon, Candlelight Shimmerz

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

Wow, has this week ever gone fast! I can't belive it's hump day already. I started back to work this week and am getting into the classroom routine and getting to know all the kiddos I work with. They're a great bunch this year!

Here's my Cuddles card for this week. I'm trying to use a different image each week until I run out and I'll also be posting with their new line of "Clownkins" which are super adorable. If you want to check out Ildi Co.'s site, click on the badge to the right.

Card Recipe:

Cardstock: GP white, PTI Summer Sunrise and Spring Moss. DP is from Gina K.

Accessories: Labels 2, copics, PinkHedgeHog ribbon

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunshine Saturday

It's time for another new image from Sunshine Stamps (click on the badge to the right to purchase digi stamps). This is Lester Lobster and he's not too happy about being another year older. I had to remind him that it's just a number......:)

There are two other new images available this week - Hayseed Hank and Stinky Steve - they are too cute!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Bordering Blue, Sahara Sand, dp

Ink - black

Accessories - copics, baubbles


Today is the day for the very first Ildi Co. blog hop and release of their newest digi-stamp collection!
You should have come here from Jacquie’s blog. If you didn't, please start at Jenny’s blog, because you'll be picking up letters that spell out a phrase which will get you 10% off your whole order! I'll tell you my letter at the end. ;-) Here's my card.

Isn’t he just adorable! Makes me think of my old Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls I had when I was little. He looks just a little sad, so I thought that making a Miss You card was perfect. This card will go, along with many others, to our soldiers overseas so that they can send it back to a family member or friend.
So I bet you are looking for my letter, right? Well my letter for you is O and now you can hop over to Stuffie’s Stamps to see what eye candy she has for you.Remember to stop by the Ildi Co. site when you’re all done and check out the new line! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

It's Thursday and time for a new image from Ildi Co. This is Cuddles Fleur. I used the sketch challenge from SCS to make this adorable card. For the colors, I dug thru my box of scrap dp and used the Almost Amethyst and Mellow Moss from the striped paper and went to town.

Don't forget about the Blog Hop for Ildi Co. this Saturday, August 29th. Start here and follow the blogs to get a secret phrase which will entitle you to a 10% discount on your order (Aug. 29th only)!!

Card recipe:

Cardstock - GP white, Mellow Moss, dp

Ink - black

Accessories - prima flowers, copics, Kaiser pearls

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sunshine Saturday

It's time for a new image from Sunshine Stamps! Today I'm showcasing Stanley School Bus - just in time for all the kiddos to go back to school! For your own Sunshine Stamp images - click on the badge to the right.

I made this for a teacher friend to give to her on the first day of work. For those of you who don't know me, I work in an elementary school as a 5th grade Learning Support Aide. I truly love it and (sick I know) am looking forward to going back! The inside of the card says "They're BAAAAACK!" LOL


Cardstock - GP white, Crushed Curry

Ink - black

Accessories - Large Curved Rectangle Nesties, Copics, red wire, brads, CB folder Harlequin

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Ildi Co. image sneek peek

Here's a small snippet of one of the adorable new image line from Ildi Co. You're gonna love them!!! Keep checking the Etsy site (badge on the right) for release dates.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

Here's another adorable image from Idil Co. called Cuddles Butterfly. Click on the badge to the right to get your own Cuddles images. I will be posting several new images over the next 2 weeks along with some sneek peeks at a totally new line - so keep checking back!


Cardstock - So Saffron, Brocade Blue, GP white, dsp

Ink - Brocade Blue

Accessories - Labels 4, ribbon, Kaiser Denim pearls, MS butterfly punch, copics

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Labor Day Cards for the Troops Challenge

It's almost time for the WRAK Cards for Troops challenge! I'm hosting again and my challenge will be Christmas With a Twist! It's gonna be a fun weekend of challenges all designed to get cards to our troops overseas so that they can send them back to their family and friends - what a worthy cause!!! Come join us on September 4th on Splitcoaststampers!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

New images from Sunshine Stampers!

This sassy little fish is one of 3 new images called "Ocean Dwellers" from Sunshine Stamps. I've had the honor to be asked to participate on their design team :) When I saw the expression on her face, I knew the perfect sentiment stamp. For the embossed portions, I inked up my CB folder then ran the paper thru. This gives the paper color without too much color.


Stamp - Ocean Dweller from Sunshine Stamps, sentiment - Fictionally Inspired by Artful Inkables
Cardstock: GP white, Bliss Blue
Accessories: Tiny Bubbles CB folder, Labels 2, Medium oval punch, baubbles, copics
Ink: Momento Blue Sky, black
To purchase any of the images from Sunshine Stamps, click on the banner to the right.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cuddles Thursday!

Here's another adorable Cuddles image. I used the technique spotlight from StampTV this week - inking Cuttlebug folders. I also used a blade to cut out the top of the kite and slid my Labels 2 nestie around it so that it cut and embossed with the kite still attached. I think it gives the card more dimension.

For a limited time at Ildi Co. you can purchase all 20 images for only $20!! That's a savings of $6.50! Please make sure you contact Ildiko directly at or in the Etsy store (click the badge to the right) there is a "contact Ildico3" button you can select.

Image - Cuddles Kite
Cardstock - GP white, Ruby Red, Summer SunInk - Ruby Red, Garden Green
Accessories - Labels 2, copics, ribbon, CB Harlequin folder, medium oval punch, exacto knife

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I got my new Gina K order in yesterday and had fun playing! I used this week's color challenge of Red, Chocolate and Vanilla and here's what I came up with. This card is on it's way to a co-worker who's in the hospital.


Stamps - Tropical Windows

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red dp

Accessories: Top Note Die, Slit Punch, Ribbon, Deckled Nesties


I needed to make some baby congratulations cards and I used the sketch challenge from StampTV. I just love this little bunny called "Blankey" from Happy Hoppers.

Recipe: Cardstock - white, Bliss Blue, dp

Stamps: Blankey, Tag Lines

Accessories: Medium Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Nesties, Ribbon

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Design team submission

A Chat Box Chick friend and her SIL are starting their own digi stamp company and are looking for people to help out. This little guy, Cuddles, is the first release in what I hope are many more to come. He is just too darn cute! You can find more Cuddles here -

Recipe: Cardstock - Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, GP white
Ink - black, copics
DP - Basic Grey's Porcelain
Ant brads - from my friend, Christina

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I made this card a few days ago when I had a friend and her DD over to "play" with my stash. I used the Swiss Dots folder on only 1/2 of the card and layered over it with Baja Breeze DP. The stamp is from High Hopes. The sentiment is from Gina K's Tag Lines set - LOVE that set, so many versatile phrases.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

For Dad

Can you tell yet that I really like this set?! I'm also loving my new Cuttlebug folders - this one is Diamond Plate. On the brushed silver cs - it's perfect for a manly card.

Recipe: white base, brushed silver and Going Grey cs, BG dp, "screw" brads, deckled rectangle Nesties.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sit awhile......

The site of a comfy chair and some peace and quiet, ahhhhhhh..........what could be better!

Recipe: white base, octogon Nesties, double ended tags, Dusty Durango dp, brads, copics, Blue Bayou cs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The road to a friend's house.....

I've done a similar card with this same image and only coloring the door. I really like the simplicity of the black and white and then the pop of the red door.

Recipe: white base, dp from PTI, long rectangle curved Nesties, double ended tags, brads and copics.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I'm really liking the images from "The Journey" set from Gina K. Here's a card I made using the color challenge from this past week.

Recipe: White card base, Old Olive dp and cs, Close to Cocoa, regular and scalloped rectangle Nesties, chocolate pearls from Kaiser and my copics, of course!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Top Note Quilt

Wow! It's been a while since I posted a card, hasn't it? I've seen some beautiful cards made with this technique on SCS's gallery and I've been wanting to try it myself. The only thing I would do different is to make the squares smaller so that you can see more of the side pieces. This is a great way to use up some of your scrap dp!

Recipe: white base, Close to Cocoa cs, Victora CB folder, Kaiser chocolate pearls, Kaiser pink rhinestones, SU! Top Note die, Tag Lines by Gina K, Word Window punch, Close to Cocoa ink.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Malcom The Milktruck

Here he is! A little early, but that's never a bad thing - lol! You can get your own Malcom The Milktruck FREE over at Sunshine's Stamps (click on banner to the right). Check back each week for a preview of the newest image!
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines dp
Accessories: Labels 3 Nesties, ribbon, CB embossing folder

StampTV Sketch Challenge

I'm really liking the Guiding Light set from Gina K - so versatile! I can make a card and it's great for a man or woman. I tried the cloud technique that Gina demonstrated this week. I need to practice more ;)


Stamps - Guding Light, Many Wishes

Paper - PTIs Spring Rain, So Saffron DP and white GP

Ink - Black, Spring Rain

Copics, Oval Scalloped Nesties, ribbon.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sunshine Stamps next sneek peek!

If you've been wondering what the next image is from Sunshine's a snipit of my card that I just finished. This is one adorable! Let's see if you can guess what he/she is!

Smackin' Acetate technique

On StampTV this week, Gina showed us how to do the Smackin' Acetate technique. Well..........about 10 pieces of cardstock later.........this is about the best result I could come up with. Me thinks I need a better water bottle :)


Stamps - Guiding Light, Tag Lines

Paper: Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, white

Ink: Bordering Blue, Bliss Blue, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel

Ribbon, punches, deckled square nesties

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This is for today's sketch challenge at SCS. I got this image (Sugar Nellie) from my friend Janice, thanks! Isn't she dear!! These images are such fun to color too. Lots of ways to use colors and blending.

Recipe: white card base, PTI's Hibiscus Burst, black, PTI's Summer Sunrise, Razzleberry Lemondae dp, Mega Curved Rectangle Nesties, primas and Kaiser rhinestones.

The main image and the dp layer are popped up from the card base. I also used one of the brand new Cuttlebug folders (I have no idea what the name of this one is).......I'm dyin to use all the others! Just LOVE them!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SCS Color Challenge

Wow! 2 cards in one day! Haven't done that in a while :) I was actually on a roll and had some time, so why not? This is for the cholor challenge over at SCS. We had to use Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, black and white. I chose this flower from Gina K's Friendship's Garden and colored it with my copics, layered it with nesties and finally used one of my smaller CB strips.

Recpie: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black and GP white cardstock

Copics (YG67, YG63, BV00, BV02, Y11), Labels 4.


For Stamp TV's color challenge this week, we had to use red, black and white. I wanted to make sure that the red "popped", so I used it sparingly - on the door and main card base. The dp is from PTI and I always forget I have this pack, so I'm glad to have a challenge that I could use it in. The main image is from Gina K's The Journey set.


Pure Poppy and dp from PTI, Basic Black cs, Octogon and Long Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, black Kaiser pearls, ribbon, copics (R35, R37 & R39).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Welcome Patrick!

Here's the newest image from Sunshine Stamps (see link on right). Isn't he dear! The sentiment is one I printed off my 'puter. The sight of a police car in my rearview mirror really does get my heart racing, but not in the right way - lol! Thought I would send this off to my DH who's currently in Baghdad - miss you Mike!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

StampTV Potluck Friday

This has been one of those days where I've done a lot, but it doesn't seem like it - KWIM??? I did make it over to StampTV for their Friday Potluck Challenge. Here's what I came up with!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Can you guess???

The newest Digi Stamp from Sunshine's Paper Obsession is almost here - can you guess what he is??? Check out her blog on Saturday for all the details.

Here's Lenny!

My first Lenny Loader card! You can find him at Sunshine's Paper Obsession along with some other adorable images.

StampTV color challenge

I'm just loving this new IC color Rich Razzelberry! It goes so well with Chocolate Chip and the Razzelberry Lemonade dp. At StampTV, they challenged us to look outside and do a card based on a flower we saw. I was walking with a friend yesterday and taking pics and I spotted a beautiful flower in a neighbor's flower box by her mailbox. It had such pretty pinks, purples and browns all in each petal. I didn't get it exactly, but it's pretty close. Now I just have to find out what flower it is so that I can get some for my yard too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back on track - sort of :)

Well, I did my first card in days! For inspiration, I started at StampTV and watched Gina K's tutorial on Poppin' Pastels. Never hurts to refresh on a technique. I combined that with SCS's sketch challenge for today and this is my result. I'm not totally thrilled with it, but I kept messing with it and had to keep re-doing the main image and finally I just had to stop. I really like this Many Wishes set from Gina K and see myself using it often.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

No cards :(

I've had quite the busy weekend and, unfortunately, there hasn't been much time for card making. Friday, the boys and I spent the day at a pool with friends. Saturday, the 4th, we hosted a party and had an awesome time with some really good friends. Sunday came and we were back at the pool again :) On Monday, I spent the day running the boys around and finally, today I spent the morning helping my youngest clean out his room. I was so pleased that we were able to get rid of a lot of junk that he had been hoarding!

Wednesday brings tennis in the morning (walking the track for me and some friends). I'm really hoping to get back to some cards in the afternoon. Keep checking back!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stamp TV Sketch Challenge

I just love this site! So many great ideas and tutorials! This is my card for today's sketch challenge. I used CHF's Daisy Jar stamp (love it!) and some scrap SU dsp. My colors are Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace. I added a bit of bling to the corners of the main image with some green rhinestones and used some purple ricrak that a friend sent me.

Treehouse Stamps challenge

This is my card for Treehouse Stamp's challenge for today. We were to use embossing on our card. I chose the Textile folder from Cuttlebug and used it directly on the base of my card. I then used my Night of Navy ink pad and applied the ink directly to the embossed portion to give it an antiqued look. The image is from the Echoes of Kindness set from SU. I layered it on some paper (white and Garden Green) using the Decekled Rectangles from Nestabilities. I colored the flower with my Prisma pencils (still new to me). The sentiment is from TAC's Tag Tidbits.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Color Throw Down challenge

Here's my other challenge card that I did today. At Color Throwdown, we had to use Groovy Guava, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip on our card. Not hard colors to use together, but I tell ya, it was hard using any of my Soft Sky paper. I want to hoard it because I don't have a lot left - LOL! I used my copics to color this cute little angel from High Hopes. Not sure how well you can tell, but I also used Candlelight Shimmerz on his wings.

Copic Color Challenge

My first Post!!! Welcome to my blog :) Hope you enjoy all the cards that I make and can get some inspiration from them. I've been on a challenge kick this past week and am loving all the great ideas I'm getting. I go to The Daily Dare to look at what challenges I want to do for the day and, of course, SCS too. The one for today is The Copic Colour Challenge. They give you three Copic colors and you are to use them on your card. Today's was E47, YG23 and YR68. I used all three on this beautiful flower from High Hopes. I also used a shade lighter for shading. Cardstock colors that I used are: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava and Green Galore. I used yellow Stickles in the center and G000 Copic for the outline.
Thanks for looking!