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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

You are my Sunshine!!!

You are my sunshine ... you make me happy!

I love this Bugaboo image.  We are using it this week for the Wicked Wednesday Challenge.

So happy and fun!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Today on Wicked Wednesday we are using a Bird in the Tree image from Jehanne over at Just Some Lines.

I took the image and then printed it 3 more times to get 3 more birds.  I loved this bird and wanted more  :)
I colored everything and popped those 3 birds.

This week over on Wicked Wednesday we are celebrating Earth Day!!!
Get out those ATCs that support Mother Earth and play along!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Flowerful ....

I made this card to enter the Bugaboo Photo Inspiration ...

I love the look,
I popped all of the purple flowers and then I used my flower ribbon and cut them individually to add some littler yellow flowers.  I LOVE that ribbon!!!

Friends ARE like flowers they make the world a better place and my place is better thanks to all of my followers and commenters.  


Challenges Entered:
Catch the Bug - Bugaboo

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Owl's it Going

This month on Dustin Pike they are looking for humorous cards using their images.  
I came up with this one because I love love love this owl.


Challenges Entered:
Crafty Catz - Animals
Totally Paperdrafts - Things with Wings

Friday, April 13, 2012

Birthday ...

I love this little gopher and his balloon.

This image is by Bugaboo.


Challenges Entered:
Crafty Ann's - It's a Man Thing
Crafty Catz - Animals
Delicious Doodles - Loads of Layers
Fab N Funky - On All 4 Legs

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Spread Your Wings

Today over at Wicked Wednesday we are creating ATCs related to BUGS!

We were able to utilize this image by Dilly Beans.  I loved coloring her.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

TUTORIAL -- Marrying Digital Stamps with Rubber Stamps

Hi Everyone! ---- HAPPY EASTER!!!

I'm here with a fun tutorial for your enjoyment.

I love love love pairing my rubber stamps with my digital stamps and I often get questions about how I do it.

Mostly by masking ... that can either be with post-it notes or other covering techniques, but my favorite way is with my Versamarker and clear embossing powder.

So let's get started .....

First I print off my image .. this is called Easter Egg Whimsy 3 ... you can find that in the Just Some Lines Shop (it's a fabulous image for $2.00)

The I start coloring .. I am using my favorite markers ... COPICS! ... I love them for their bright colors.

Here is my image all colored.

Then I get my Versamarker.  A Versamarker is just that, a "marker" with the Versamark embossable ink in it ... it goes on clear and takes embossing powder very well.

I like to use the brush tip and again just go over the entire image that I want protected.  In this case it is the entire egg.

Then I add embossing powder to the image and tap off all of the excess.

Here is the image ready to be embossed ... notice that it's kind of dull now that it has the embossing powder completely covering it.

Now I am heating the image to melt the powder.

Here is the image fully sealed with embossing powder ... the other great effect with this is that my egg is now SHINY!! ... You can see this mostly at the bottom of the egg. (sorry lighting was not good)

Now I am taking my cloud stamp and I am ready to stamp ON the protected image.

See the cloud image that went ONTO the egg ... I know ... but DON'T BE SCARED!!!

I took a cloth and wiped OFF the black cloud on the egg ... WHEW!! ... I love this!

Here is the image with lots of clouds added! ... Note .. None of the clouds are ON the egg!

Next I am going to sponge on  the blue sky ... I like to use Palette - Reflection Blue ink.  It makes a great and subtle blue sky.

Here I am carefully applying the ink ... carefully trying to keep some of the clouds white ... it IS ok if you do get some of the clouds blue!  Having the egg embossed also protects the egg from getting blue.

Here is the image completed and ready to be finalized into a card.

Here is my final product.  Added a black mat, some green gingham cardstock and some fun bright blue ribbon.  I also stamped the sentiment on the card.

I hoped that clearly explained how to use your Versamarker pen and embossing powder to combine digis and traditional rubber stamps.


Challenges Entered:
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Color Creative Classroom - Spring Pretties
Allsorts Challenge - Bingo (pink, yellow, blue)
Simply Create Too - Eggs and/or Bunnies
Aud Sentiments - Use "Happy Easter"
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Egg-stra Special

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Jolly Good!!!!

This week at Wicked Wednesday we are celebrating Woodland Fairies ...
Here is my creation with Pixie Lucy from All That Scraps.

I love her and colored her with my copics.
I handmade a tree for her background.

It's Jolly Good!