Category Archives: Copics


I love orchids. They remind me of my mother. She had the most beautiful orchids in her kitchen window. While mine don’t look half as wonderful as hers, I try to continue the tradition as they remind me of her. They always make me smile. When redesigning our kitchen, I made sure that we designed in a window over the sink large enough to hold a few.

When I saw this beautiful Lockhart Phalaenopsis stamp I just had to have it. I’ve created this design for the CLASSroom and you can find the entire post here.


Have a wonderful weekend!

chalk it up

It’s been a while since I’ve made such a “stampy” card. Going back and dusting off some old supplies and combining them with new stamps always gives things a fresh look.

I’ve always loved using chalks but lately they’ve been forgotten in the bottom of one of my craft drawers. Today’s Ways to Use It challenge is a great time to pull them out and give them a whirl again.  Chalks are so easy to use and I love their soft dreamy feel. I remember the first time I saw the simple Versamark and Chalk technique and couldn’t wait to try it out. The soft dreamy look is so pretty and timeless. I’d love to have you play along with today’s challenge! Check it out here.

Celebrating the Moments


Quick Tip: Liquid Applique is great for adding dimension. The soft textured puffy surface achieved when heating it is perfect for chalking.


Supplies: Damask stamp from Speckled Elements, cupcake from Wonderful Birthday & sentiment from Life is Not Perfect set by Hero Arts, Neenah Solar White Cardstock, sewing machine, kraft cardstock by Bazzill, ribbon by Making Memories, button by Jenni Bowlin, chalks by Pebbles Inc., Versamark and Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko

Happy creating!


Ever go through your files and find a project you’d forgotten to share? I’m not quite sure how that happened as I’m usually pretty good at scheduling them into my calendar. Truly, I don’t often get that far ahead either!

Sweet Happiness


I love circles and was just playing around with them for a fun and unique sketch idea. All that darling paper is by Jillibean Soup. Isn’t this Pure Innocence image the sweetest? It’s a digital stamp that I purchased on Etsy here. I just couldn’t resist.

The image is colored with Copic Markers. Sorry I don’t remember which ones at this point. If you’re desperate  to know, e-mail me and I can probably take a fairly good guess from my favorite colors. The sweet little word stickers are from the brown Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type sheet.

Have a happy, happy day!

Oh Dear

If you haven’t heard the big news of the weekend, Cornish Heritage Farms is closing it’s doors and looking for a buyer. Although I am no longer affiliated with CHF, this makes me very sad. Their Backgrounders and Scrapblocks were among my very favorite stamps to use and this also means that all the stamp sets I designed for them will no longer be in production, at least for the near future.If you’ve never checked out my stamps or wish to order any before they are gone, check out my Stamps Designed Page. Best wishes Richard and Liz on your new venture.

Ellen Hutson is saying good-bye to CHF and clearing out her impressive investment in their product lines. If you’d like some CHF rubber, this is a fabulous sale and every CHF stamp is 40% off. Act quickly as once it’s gone, it’s gone. Ellen had 455 different CHF SKU’s yesterday and is now down to a selection of 351 twelve hours later. You can find her CHF stamps sale here.

Baby News


Today I thought I’d share a design using some CHF stamps I created. The Newspaper Ads Scrapblock and Baby Dear were the last I designed for CHF and were truly a labour of love.

I’ve paired up the stamps with the Basic Grey Cappella line of paper. It’s so beautiful and while designed as a wedding line, works well for so many other things. I said I’d still be playing along with the Card Patterns sketches when I can and so I’ve used the classic and elegant sketch 71 as a great jumping off point for this design.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

stamps and airbrush

My airbrush has been sitting sadly neglected lately and I thought it was long past time to dust it off and give it a whirl. I love airbrushing with a mask and for this card, I’ve created a reverse mask to airbrush in a fun bracket shape rectangle to add a little color and anchor my stamping.


To create the mask, I die cut a piece of Eclipse Tape with a Nestability die, Labels Eight. I kept the negative shape to create a mask over the white cardstock. The airbrushed center is just a random  mix of colors from my Copic Marker collection.

The stamp set is one that I love from Hero Arts called Printed Flowers. I love anything with text and this is a super fun mix of text and flowers. These were simply stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger andand highlighted with some fun rhinestone bling.

And thanks to you for taking the time to stop by!

Back from Buffalo & sketch 65

Seriously, is this cute or what?! This week’s Card Pattern’s sketch #65 sponsor is Paper Works Co. They have a new artist, Rachelle Anne Miller, and I’m loving her darling illustrations. I received the Puddles of Fun stamp to play with. It’s a great sketch this week so play along for a chance to win something wonderful from Paper Works or a chance to be a guest designer for Card Patterns.

On a more personal note…I’m back! What a whirlwind trip to CKC Buffalo but I had a blast. The convention was wonderful and I met so many awesome people. Fun shopping, bought a new t-shirt and some scrapbooking goodies. I’m going to be high on it for a while. :)

You Quack Me Up


This image is colored with Copic Markers. Aren’t the ducks darling? I turned my sketch 90° to better work with my image.


Quick Tip: I love cutting out images with fine scissors and popping them up with dimensional foam adhesive. On a detailed image like this, I leave about an 1/8th of an inch. Cut smoothly to get it to look like a die cut.

Supplies: Fly a Kit 8×8 paper pad by October Afternoon, kraft cardstock by Bazzill, Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko, rhinestones by Zva Creative, Copic Markers

Have an awesome weekend!

Bright and Fun

Looking for a great sketch?! Love, love, love this week’s Card Patterns sketch, number 62. Love this week’s sponsor too…Hero Arts. :) Isn’t this Matryoshka doll darling? I’ve been wanting since I first saw it. I’ve been fascinated with these sweet dolls since I was a child.

Play along for a chance to be our guest designer or win some Hero Arts cling stamps!


Made My Day


Quick Tip: Nestability dies make great shaped cards. Just make sure that at least an inch of the fold does not get die cut with the die.


Here’s the colors I used.


Supplies: Dolls stamp set & Anytime Messages Stamp set by Hero Arts, Neenah Solar White cardstock, Material Girl 6×6 paper pad and Material Girl Buttons by Cosmo Cricket, Fragment by Advantus, Copic markers, Nestability Circle Dies by Spellbinders, Memento Black Ink by Tsukineko, Jet Black Archival Ink by Ranger, twine, embroidery floss, rhinestone sticker,  Glossy Accents by Ranger

Have a sweet Sunday!