A Cute Birthday

Happy Monday!  I hope all you Mom’s had a great mothers day, I did!  The boys had homemade cards, a flower that was planted at school and even breakfast/brunch was made with minimal help by my oldest!  😀

 A cute birthday

I have another Dutin Pike image today, sooo cute!  I just love the monkey!  I coloured him with Copic markers and also used Diamond Glaze for his eyes, a touch of Stickles on the cherry and a little bit of glitter on the cupcake.  The rest of the card was kept super simple.

Paper:Bazzill, Cosmo Cricket (Girl Friday) Image: Dustin Pike  Accessories:Copic markers, Diamond Glaze, Stickles, Glitter Ritz glitter, Peggy’s Pretties, Ribbon.

I have a few errands to do today, but after that I am going to head back to my space and play a little bit.  I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!



You’re so sweet

Happy Thursday!  I’m so excited I finally got my first stamps from Taylored Expressions this week and just in time to play along with this weeks Cupcake challenge.  😀

so sweet

I stamped and embossed the image before colouring with Copic markers.  I then used Diamond glaze for the door and windows.  I matted it all up, pierced around the edges and finished it off with the buttons and sentiment. 

Paper:Bazzill, Basic Grey (Lime Rickey)  Stamps:Taylored Expressions (Downtown Diva)  Ink: Versafine  Accessories:Copic markers, Diamond Glaze, Basic Grey Buttons (Lime Rickey). Clear detail ep.

I have some housework that should get done and need to hit the grocery store, after that I hope I can find some time to stamp.  I hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #63

Happy Saturday!  It will be a quick post today, I have lots to get done around here for tomorrow!  Today’s card is for this weeks  Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge #63

Taylore Expressions Cupcake Challenge #63

I stamped the Verve cupcake with Brilliance ink and embossed with clear detail embossing power.  I then coloured it in with Copic markers.  On the top of  the cupcake I added some Prisma glitter and topped it off with Diamond glaze.  When the Diamond glaze was almost dry but not quite I added the mini rhinestones.  I then stamped and embossed the flowers on light blue cardstock, cut them out with a craft knife and popped them up and finished them with a pearl.  I think the rest of the card was fairly quick and simple to assemble.

Paper:  Bazzill, WRMK (Tiffany collection)  Stamp: Verve Stamps (Cupcake affair) Ink:  Brilliance Ink (Coffee Bean)  Accessories: Copic markers (E33, RV000), Prisma glitter, Diamond Glaze, Kaiser pearls, EK punch, Satin ribbon, Basic Grey brad, flower, mini rhinestones.

I’m off to get the house tidy and maybe play a little bit more.  I hope you all have a great Easter weekend & Thanks for stopping by!


Love you a Latte & a 2nd Cuttlebug sneak peek!

Happy Monday!  I finally have the house back to myself, spring break is finally over and we are back to our regularly scheduled program!  Today’s card is for the Weekend Sketch Challenge #74


I coloured the image with Copic markers and added a little bit of Diamond Glaze to the coffee in the mug.  I then used a stipple brush and Distress ink to tone down the whiteness of the oval.  The rest of the card was quick and easy to put together.

Paper:Bazzill (Dotted Swiss)  Stamp: Stampin’ Up!  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)  Accessories:SEI buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Diamond Glaze, Copic markers.

***Don’t forget the party is still going strong over at the CuttleBug Challenge Blog!  There is a second sneak preview and still time to win great prizes when you leave a comment and sign up as a follower of the blog!***

I am going to go and enjoy a bit of quiet now, maybe even do a little bit of creating!  Have a great Monday and as always thanks for stopping by!


Cuttlebug Challenge ~ Be Inspired 22

Happy Wednesday!  This weeks challenge over at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is to use glitter on our creations!  We were also lucky enough to have Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps sponsor us this week and provide the design team with some really cute digital stamps to use on our cards.  I think I may just be hooked on them now!


I printed out my image, coloured it with Copic markers and trimmed it down to the size I wanted it to be.  I then added Stickles to the balloons, once they were dry I added a little bit of Diamond glaze for some added shine.  I ran a piece of cardstock through the Cuttlebug with the Argyle embossing folder and paired it up with some of the pink American Crafts paper. I matted everything together and finished the card off with 2 large white brads.

Paper:Bazzill, American Crafts (Moda Bella)  Stamp: Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps (Birthday Balloons)  Accessories:Cuttlebug (Argyle folder), Copic markers, Stickles (Magenta, Turquoise, Lime Green), Diamond Glaze, SU! slot punch, White Grosgrain ribbon, White Brads, pop dots.

I hope that you all have a wonderful Wednesday, I can’t wait to see what everyone does with this weeks challenge!  And as always thanks for stopping by!


Happy B-day!

Happy Friday!  I’m so happy that it is finally Friday.  Lee has a job interview this morning, my eyes, toes, fingers, and everything else that can be crossed is crossed for him!  I also needed to get a quick birthday card done so I used the 3rd sketch from Stamps and Smiles


Here is a close up of the sign with the shimmerz and embossing.


I stamped the cute little Changitos in Versafine and embossed them with fine detail embossing powder to seal the image before colouring them with Copic markers.  I also used Shimmerz on the sign for a little bit of fun.  I then covered a chipboard 9 with cardstock, trimmed it, added red glitter glue and Diamond glaze and then pop dotted it.  I ran the patterned paper through the Cuttlebug with the Number collage folder for a bit of texture.

Paper:Bazzill, American Crafts (Everyday)  Stamp:Changito (happy b-day!)  Ink:Versafine (Onyx Black), VersaMark  Accessories:Copic markers, Cuttlebug (Number collage), unknown chipboard 9, Diamond Glaze, Hampton Art Glitter glue(Lucky red), Shimmerz (Angel Wings), Red Grosgrain ribbon, Making Memories brads (Black), pop dots.

Thank you all for the kind comments that you leave, I love reading them all!  Have a great Friday and thanks for stopping by.  😀


I’m Still Around!

Happy Saturday!  It has been a crazy busy week with no time to play, but I think that I can finally relax a little bit.  My shopping is done, gifts wrapped, and most of the baking is done!  I’m sure that I will think of something that I have forgotten but I will deal with that then!  The boys are out of school now until the 5th and I am looking forward to skating out on the lake and sledding!  I am not a big skater, but I do have fun out there with them.  😀


I coloured this Whiff of Joy image a while ago and figured I should put it on a card.  I coloured Charlotte with prismacolor pencils and oms except for her skin, I used a Copic E00.  I also use a red Spica glitter pen for the bow.  I then added Diamond Glaze to the bell and liquid applique for some extra dimension.  The rest of the card came together with very little effort, I just used what was sitting out on my desk.

Paper:Bazzill, My Minds Eye  Stamp: Whiff of Joy  Ink: Versafine  Other: Cuttlebug snowdot folder, Liquid applique, Diamond glaze, Copic marker, Spica glitter pen, Prismacolor pecils, oms, snowflakes, mini blue rhinestones, pop dots.

I am going to go and pop Christmas Vacation into the DVD player and relax for a while.  I hope that you are having a wonderful evening.  Thanks for stopping by!