Tuesday, September 28, 2010


This sympathy card uses a new digi image from Faith at Designed2Delight. I also made this for the challenge on Stampin' Sisters in Christ that Faith is sponsoring.

The flower image has the word "bloom" at the bottom, but I covered it up with Faith's "peace" word image in her new sympathy set.

The paper is Basic Grey and I colored the images with Copics and colored pencils.

Here is a peek at the inside using the sentiment from D2D's sympathy set:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Frankly, My Dear...

Is this not the cutest little Frankenstein you've ever seen? This darling image is by Bugaboo Stamps. It's a Bobblehead image. Remember Bobbleheads? I suppose that ages me. Ü

I created this fun coffin box by Martha Stewart. Super easy, just print out the pattern, cut, fold and glue with Tombow adhesives. Easy peasy!

The patterned paper I used is by My Mind's Eye's Boo to You line. It is double sided so the inside of the box is just as cute as the outside.

I printed the image to 2.63" x 1.9" and colored with markers and Prisma colored pencils/gamsol technique.

I stamped the saying with Just Rite alphabet stamps and then hand cut it into a tag. Then using a Making Memories safety pin (not sure they make these any more. I've had them in my stash for a long time and love them!) pinned to the ribbon.

I think I will have to make a few more of these for teacher gifts.

Weekend side note: Had a wonderful weekend with Benjamin. Much too short! Fall break is in 3 weeks, looking forward to spending time with him again. He is learning so much in school. It is all way over my head! LOL!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Exciting News!

I am so excited to be on the Designed2Delight DT! I love Faith's digi images and can't wait to get started. Here is a project that I made with her Scaredy Cat image.
I made this Box in a Bag using this tutorial. I colored the image with Copic markers and added yellow stickles to make it look like a candle is glowing from inside.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Faith over at Designed2Delight is partnering with OWH (Operation Write Home) for this week's digi image. All you have to do is make a card with one of her images and send it to OWH (these cards are sent to soldiers to write in and send home) and she will send you a super cute patriotic snowman image! (please go here to get all the details)

For this challenge I used her image for this week's challenge called Scaredy Cat.
I love how this turned out. The polka dot paper is by Imaginisce and is shiny. The patterned black behind the image is some I had in my stash that is digi paper. I have no idea who it is by. I printed two of the images so I could color and cut out the pumpkin and "pop" it up.

I colored the image with Copic markers and printed the sentiment on my computer. (I am missing all my fun fonts that were on my old computer! Hopefull I will be getting a used monitor so that I can use it upstairs and just print things for my cards like this)

Here is the inside. I've been inspired by my friend Pam to decorate the inside as well as the outside. The green patterned paper is by Darcie.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sew Beary Kind

WHEW! Learning this new computer is tiring! I'm sure I will like it better....some day. LOL!! It took me over an hour just to figure out how to resize the photo. I am hoping I can download my old program onto this one as it was much easier to use!

Okay, so on to my card. I LOVE love love this image! This is by Faith from Designed2Delight. In "talking" to her via e-mail, I find out her in-laws are from Comstock! WOW! Talk about a small world. Funnier even yet, I've never heard of them and the population of Comstock is 67-ish. How funny is that?! I need to see if anyone knows them. They live in the country like we do. I hope to get to meet her some day.

Okay, so now I'm REALLY ready to show you my card. Ü
Isn't she cute?! I colored her with Copic markers, added a couple of Basic Grey brads for the buttons and used patterned paper scraps to make my card base. Then I just sewed a zig zag stitch where the papers met.

I will definitely be coloring more of this image. Oh BTW, the image is a digital one. So you can print it to any size you want.

Be sure to check out Faith's blog. You can order this image from her digi stamp store here.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

On Location

Joanna challenged the DT members this week to create something about our home town. Comstock's population was about 67-ish. We've had some people move in, so not sure what it is now. We actually live in the country.

My project is of a picture I took in Comstock's flower garden. This garden is almost one full block by 1/2 block. It is absolutely gorgeous and ONE woman pretty much takes care of it herself! AMAZING!!

Comstock has one main street that is 4 blocks long and the flower garden is my favorite part.

This is the photo I took:

and here is my card after playing around in my software. I muted the edges and then added the sentiment. I love how it turned out:

I used Tombow's Mono-Adhesive Permanent to put the card together.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Birthday X Two

I have two birthday cards to show you featuring Tombow's Dual Brush Pens and Mono Adhesive Permanent.

I love the tutorials that Marie shares on YouTube for Tombow and have been wanting to try them and decided now was as good a time as any. This first card is made using Tombow's Dual Brush Pens creating lavendar. You can see Marie's tutorial here.

Here is my version and go at this technique.

For the inside of the card, I used two Dual Brush Pens to color a sentiment. This is a rubber stamp. I colored the words I wanted to highlight in dark purple and the rest black. Just "huff" on the stamp after coloring and stamp onto your paper.

This next card again uses Marie's tutorial for daisies and dragonflies. Click here to view the tutorial.

Another fun tip to add some bling is to apply the Mono Adhesive along the edge of your panel and add glitter. I also used Tombow's Mono Aqua and added a little glitter to the dragonflies' wings.

The designer paper I used is from My Mind's Eye and the images on the paper are glittered.

As you can see from the inside of the card, I applied adhesive to the top of the scalloped paper and added glitter. The sentiment is done using the same technique as listed above for the lavendar card.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Things Are Looking Up

New image and sentiment by Inky Antics.

Headed to Lincoln early this morning to see specialist. I hope he can give me answers and easy treatment today and not have to go back for more tests.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Anything Goes Stationary Box

Our challenge for this week from Tombow is "Anything Goes". I LOVE those kind of challenges. Ü

When I made my first stationary box (scroll clear down to see) and mailed it, the post office lady asked if I would make her one for her niece for a bridal shower gift.

This was made with these postage stamps as the inspiration.

Here is a peek at the inside

a closer view of the address book and stamps.

The directions for this stationary box shows you how to make your own address book, but in my stash were these little 3.25" x 4.25" composition books. I don't even remember where I got them, but they come 4 to a pkg. I was so excited to find out that the size was perfect for this.

I cut these tags with my Cricut using Tags, Bags, Boxes and More cartridge.

These are the little notecards. I made 4 of them (don't know where they came from either, but were in my stash. Maybe SU!??

And here are the six cards with envelopes (not shown). I kept them generic so the receiver could use them for any occasion.
I used Tombow Mono Adhesive Power Bond to create the box and Mono Adhesive Permanent for everything else.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Let's Ketchup

I really have been working on other projects than just Inky Antics, but can't show it yet. Ü Here is another cute Image from Inky's chef line.