Thursday, December 29, 2016

Season's Greetings!

I have had this image on my desk for the last few weeks...and it should have made an appearance by now...but there has been a lot of Inky fun happening behind the lots of new images to share really soon! 

This beauty is Mushroom Lane's Snowman House by Riley and Co.  It is so fun to color up with Copic markers.  ...and Yes, I did fussy cut it...but really, it takes only a few minutes and it is so worth it!  I shaped the image so the center pops out and then I attached the edges to the card, so my mushroom lane is actually dimensional! 

You probably cannot tell on here, but there is a lot of Stardust goodness accenting the snow on this image!  I love it! 

Our four day family holiday starts today...we are super excited that hubby is home for the year...and he gets to play in his woodshop this weekend!  Good food and family time...can't ask for more!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

What To My Wondering Eyes....

Oh my, not sure if you weekend was as food-laden as ours was....but this sentiment from Riley and Co just fits the bill! 

Wondering Eyes RWD-332
Aerobics Riley

I found some ribbon in my bin that reminded me of athetic gear...Riley's ready to work it off!
Hope you had a great weekend enjoyed with family and friends! 

Friday, December 16, 2016

You Make Me Happy Shaker

Well...the skies are white and snow is falling...but this is the card that popped up that I should have posted yesterday....Oops!

This features Prickley Pear images from the Build an Umbrella Clear Set and Umbrella Die Set.

For this card I had the idea to create a shaker card with the scrap left from the umbrella die and pop the stamped umbrella pieces on top of the window sheet for a fun effect.  The beads happily roll around below the acetate. 

The flower accents are from a Martha Stewart punch from days gone by. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mushroom Lane's Police Station

It's time to see what the Riley and Co designers have been up to!  Today I did a simple shaker card using Mushroom Lane's Police Station!

Mushroom Lane Police Station

I colored the image with Copic Markers.  I used a variety of iridescent and star sequins along with micro beads for my shaker elements.   The frame is from The Paper Cut, but you could easily cut your own shaker box window. I added a touch of Signo white gel pen to accent the frame.

The stars are from Tim Holtz's collection of embellishments.  Simple and fun!

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Mushroom Lane!

Well, now that Thanksgiving is behind us, we may as well look ahead to snow!  I had a hoot coloring up this new Mushroom Lane image by Riley and Co!

It has glittery accents and makes me wish just a little for snow!  Yes, I did a bit of fussy cutting on this one and the center of the image is popped up on foam tape while the edges are not for a fun dimensional effect!   Check out all of the new images for Mushroom Lane!

Mushroom Lane Winter House
Prickley Pear Christmas Banner Set

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Poem For Mornings and More!

It almost isn't morning anymore....but this sentiment is a bit funny.  This is a simple card, simply stamping on some patterned paper....a smile in an envelope!

Prickley Pear:  Coffee HH0180
Riley and Co:  A Poem for Mornings (RWD-539)

And the Riley and Co release week continues!  Another fun new sentiment, and I paired it up with a sweet Riley image.

Hold Hands (RWD-547)
Bunny Hugs

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And one more card combining images from Riley and Co and Prickley Pear:

Riley and Co:  Being Kind (RWD-557)
Riley and Co: Crying Riley (RCM-403)
Prickley Pear:  CLR055 Build an Umbrella Clear Set
Prickley Pear:  PPRS-D055 Umbrella Die Set

The umbrella is popped out with foam tape in the middle and attached flat on the edges for some dimension! 

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Three Cards for Double Feature Day Two!

Lots of fun new images for you today! as we head into day 2 of the Riley and Co release!

Here is a fun sentiment that comes with it's own diamond.  Stamped the image on patterned paper and then accented the diamond with a Stardust pen.

I made a shaker card and stamped the diamond repeatedly on acetate with Stazon Black ink. I colored the diamonds on the backside with Copic markers to make them jewel-toned and then cut them out.
I added a few iridescent sequins and I have a cheery little card!

You Are A Diamond (RWD-546)

My second card for today's Riley's release features a funny little birthday riddle.  I paired it up with a cute Riley image.  The Riley image is colored with Copic markers and is popped upon an Action Wobblz for a fun and festive touch.

How Do I Like My Eggs (RWD-543)
Popping Out Of Cake (RCM-400)

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Oh, and the Prickley Pear fun goes on!  I have a cute little card today featuring the Little Drummer Boy which is so fun to color.    I paired it up with a new sentiment and a few die cuts that I cut out of white glossy cardstock.  I added white opaque glitter to the holly for added dimension and sparkle.

GG0214 Little Drummer Boy
FF0189 May The Spirit
PPRS-D034 Floral Border Die
PPRS-D045 Flourish Die
PPRS-D020 Holly And Berry Die

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A Double Feature!

Oh, what fun I've had.....lots of paper therapy this last week!  There is a new Riley and Co release and I just love this sentiment.

Being Kind RWD-447

...and me being me....I paired the sentiment up with some other lovelies that were close at hand from Prickley Pear!

CLR015A Blobby Flowers 2 Clear Set
PPRS-D015 Blobby Flowers Die
CLR023 Mini Butterflies 2 Clear Set
PPRS-D023 Mini Butterflies Die Set

I did some paper embroidery to dress up this card I just love the detailed touch it adds. 


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Oh, and the Prickley Pear fun goes on!  I have another fun card today featuring the same sets as yesterday!  I changed papers and colors and design for a totally different effect!

CLR061 Tree Set
PPRS D061 Tree Die Set (set of 6)
CLR062 Christmas Banner Set 
PPRS D062 Christmas Banner Die Set

I added white gel pen and lots of fun gems to decorate the tree.  I cut the tails off of the bow in the set and added them as well.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

I'm Back With A Prickely Pear Release!

Whoot!  It has been a week....I have been fighting a big that has literally been in my head...and throat and chest...ugh!  I have been stamping up a storm through sinus headaches.  They can head on out any time now!

This card features new Prickley Pear clear sets:
CLR061 Tree Set
PPRS D061 Tree Die Set (set of 6)
CLR062 Christmas Banner Set

I used papers from the Pebbles Home for Christmas Paper Pad.    I die cut and stamped the tree pieces onto two of the designer papers in the collection and then accented them with a white gel pen to mimic snow and add interest.

The sentiment is stamped on another of the designer papers and is popped up on foam.

I stamped all of the presents twice and then attached them back to back on a piece of shimmery thread.  They are attached under the foam taped banner.  The presents are double-sided and can dangle freely and are always cute!

As a final touch I added Sakura Stardust pen accents to the banner, presents and trees.

Thanks for popping by and be sure to check out the Prickley Pear blog today to see what the other design team members have been up to!  There is some fabby sale info there for you as well!  Pop on by my blog every day this week for more inspiration!  I have LOTS to share!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Popping Pumpkin Riley Fun Fold

Check out this fun Tri-Fold card for Riley and Company!  Keep in mind that you can change out the fall paper and images and make this design suitable for any season or occasion!

Popping Pumpkin Riley
Hanging Cobwebs

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Let Heaven and Nature Sing!

This card just seemed to be perfect for a Sunday morning!  I love the simple image in silhouette from Prickley Pear. I added in a beautiful sunrise with Copic markers.

Birds on a Wire
Heaven and Nature

The background paper is from my scrap bin and mimics the sky colors perfectly!  The flags are post it notes from the Target dollar bin that I cut in to banner shapes!

Hope this is the beginning of a great week!

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Catching up with a few cards for Halloween that I can now share.  Funny little sentiment on this card...and I must say that Riley is fun to color in his mummy-wear!

The cobwebs on this card are actually from the Mini Gears Die Set.  I needed a cobweb and looky what I found.  S-T-R-E-T-C-H-I-N-G my supplies once again!!

Mini Gears Die Set
Mummy Riley
Hanging Cobwebs

I attached my cobwebs to the card with mini screws from Tim Holtz.

Friday, November 4, 2016

A Fallen Leaf!

I have another fun fall card featuring Riley and Co and Prickley Pear.  

Popping Pumpkin Riley
A Fallen Leaf
Tree Die 2

I used papers from a 6x6 fall-themed paper pad.  The Riley image is popped up with foam tape on the corners and bottom to create a pocket for the sentiment tag to tuck into.

Image is colored with Copic markers and images are distressed with Distress Ink.   

Thursday, November 3, 2016

This Coffee....

I have a fun card today featuring images from Riley and Co and their Funny Bones line. 

Coffee Riley
All I Care About
Awesome Wine

I combined two sentiments to make it work for the image.  This is a great way to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your images and make personal cards!

Riley is colored with Copic markers and is fussy cut and popped up on foam tape.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Happy Harvest!

We are past the ghosts and goblins...and back to a bit more fall before winter hits!  I had fun with some Pricley Pear images making a fun fall card!!

GG0176 Leaf Pumpkin
HH0144 Flourished Pine 
DD0180 Leaf Pumpkin Small
EE0170 Nutty Small
EE0167 Happy Harvest

I used distress inks to color the Flourished Pine image as well as Copick markers.  Happy Harvest, the squirrel and the small pumpkin are popped up for a dimensional effect. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dream Big!

I have another cute little image from Riley and Company's Mushroom Lane collection called Pool.
These images are so fun to color with Copic markers!  I fussy cut the image and placed it over a simple Cuttlebug background.  I love the grass washi tape along the bottom of the card that mimics the grass in the image. 

Dream Big is a sticker from a sticker sheet from Simple Stories I think.  The sequins add just a touch of glimmer to this happy card!

Be sure to pop over and check out more fun Riley and Co images on the company blog today!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Steampunk Tin Man Bouquet and Stamp Convention News!

I have a little Tin Man Bouquet for you today for Prickley Pear....just love this guy, he looks sweet!
I colored all of the images with Copic Markers and yes, I did fussy cut them.  I turned the tree into a floral's all in fun!

JJ0084 Steampunk Tin Man
HH0143 Steampunk Tree 

For local peeps, join The Stamp Shoppe this Saturday for the Stamp Convention, Saturday the 29th from 9:30 - 4:00 PM.  There will be a treasure-trove of Prickley Pear stamps to choose from in The Stamp Shoppe booth, plus much more!

There will be Make and Takes all day at the various booths....lots of inspiration and artsy fun!  Hope to see you there!! 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Paw Prints on Our Hearts I have a pet sympathy card using images from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. 
It's never easy when someone loses a beloved pet.  I have had several occasions lately to create pet sympathy cards by request.

I used some hand stitching as I think that always makes a card more personal and special.  I added white gel pen to flowers that were stamped and die cut from patterned paper scraps.  

EE0190 - Dogs Leave Paw Prints
BB0045 - Paw Prints Small
GG0101 - Winged Heart
CLR015A - Blobby Flowers 2 Clear Set
PPRS D015 - Blobby Flowers Die
CLR012A - Flowers 2 Clear Set
PPRS D022 - Flowers Die Set
CLR002 - Hibiscus Clear Set
PPRS D002 - Hibiscus Die Set
CLR037 - Fall Leaves Clear Set
PPRS D037 Leaf Die Set

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Autumn Evening

I am still on an autumn leaves the leaves are starting to fall in earnest in East/Central WI.

This card features the CLR018A Oak and Maple Leaf 2 and coordinating die:  Oak and Maple Leaf Die.

I also used the CLR024A Mini Owls 2 and coordinating die:  Pumpkin Die.

Just as before, I stamped all of the leaves/pumpkin on polished stone papers in various colors.

The GG0170 The Owl And The Pussycat image is stamped with Stazon ink on acetate.  I did the Glitter and Acetate Technique to add glitter to color the car, moon and tree.  The adhesive is hidden behind the glittered elements.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Autumn Days....

I had a bit of fall fun yesterday with Prickely Pear Rubber Stamps.  I had sheets of glossy cardstock that I had done the Polished Stone Technique on.  I stamped on the various pieces with StaZon Black Ink.

I used the CLR018A Oak and Maple Leaf 2 and Dancing with Leaves.
There are coordinating dies:  Oak and Maple Leaf Die

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Life Begins After Coffee

Hello!  Today I have a fun fold card for you featuring the Coffee Clear Stamp Set and Die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!  I just love how this turned out!

You can find the tutorial for a Bendi Card on Splitcoaststampers.   I added the top lace die from Cheery Lynn and the piles of coffee beans to the inside of my coffee shop window.  I also popped the coffee cups all up on foam tape for some additional dimension.  

Happy Thursday!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

....these are a few of my favorite things....

Today I have been busy preparing for my busy fall with Lilla Rose and decided to make a bunch of thank you cards using one of my favorite new images from the Butterfly Sentiments Clear Stamp Set and Die by Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

These cards could easily be adapted for birthdays or thinking of you cards by just changing out the sentiment!
If you were not aware, I am a Lilla Rose Independent Stylist.  Lilla Rose carries some pretty fun hair accessories that are made with music wire!  The flexi-clip, pictured above, is the patented clip that comes in seven sizes for all lengths and thicknesses of hair.  I fell in love with these clips a few years ago when they were shared with me.  No more headaches from the nasty claw clips with my long, thick hair!  Better yet....they are cuter and they are more broken claw clips! 
For these cards I used a bunch of up-cycled cardstock and some vintage wrapping paper.  I had one sheet and I made a total of 94 cards using the entire sheet.  Had I thought ahead a bit I could have easily hit 100! 

I stamped and die cut the butterfly from various sheets of watercolored designer paper scraps.  I am on a purging kick...and when I do that, I like to USE what I have rather than just tossing it or giving it becomes a bit of a challenge/game!
The Lilla Rose stamp is one that a friend had custom-made for me and I love it, Lizzie!

Lilla Rose also carries hair sticks, hair bands, bobby pins, and Upins!  You can check out these fun products on my website:
If you have any questions, pop me an email or a comment! 

Do you combine things you love with your stamping?  I love it when I get a thank you for sharing a hand-made thank you card and these hair products!! 

Friday, October 7, 2016

....and Maybe Three People

Oh, and if you aren't a fancy coffee cup drinker.....we can do it in a mug too!

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps:  Coffee Clear Stamp Set, Coffee Die Set

Riley and Co:  All I Care About

Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 6, 2016


Tee hee...when I saw Aerobics Riley I thought of this fun paper from Simple Stories and this Funny Bones sentiment!  I colored Riley up with Copic markers and then added a bit of distressing to make the image blend with the paper collection I chose.  Love the fun ribbon treatment that reminds me of a certain athletic brand! Riley is popped up on an Action Wobblz and is just a jiggin'!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Most Important Meal!

It is the week for coffee..we also have coffee to go cups! 

So fun to create a background with the Distress Inks. 

Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps: Coffee Clear Set, Coffee Die

Thanks for popping in! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Spread Sunshine!

I have a card using Riley and Company's Mushroom Lane collection!  These images are so much fun to color up with Copic Markers.  I paired the image up with some bits and pieces from my patterned paper scrap bin.  I used a sticker for my sentiment and then just let the image shine!

Did you know that Riley and Co also has coloring books if you just wish to color these images for relaxation?  Bop on over and take a peek!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Coffee and Three People about a coffee card to start off your Monday this week?  Just love this Coffee clear stamp set from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps and the coordinating Coffee die. 

I cut the cups and steam with the dies and then colored them up with Copic Markers.   I used foam tape to popp the cups up and add dimension on this card.

The sentiment is from Riley and Co, All I Care About.  How perfect is that?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Level of Maturity

Ho boy...this one is a little nutty, but when I saw this Hula Sophie image I thought of these sunglasses from Doodlebug's Sprinkle Shapes Summer.  What a hoot! 

I colored Sophie and fussy cut her and moved her into a wild BasicGrey background.  A few green buttons from Queen and Co's Button Bouquet were a fun touch as well as a few yellow enamel dots.

The Funny Bones sentiment is distressed and popped up on foam tape. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Diddly Squats

Today's card features images from Riley and Co and Funny Bones.  I saw the fan paper and I just had to stick it in...Riley is just not in the mood for a hike this fine day! 

I used the Out of the Box technique and my only card embellishments are a few paper punches. 

Funny Bones:  Exercise Routine
Riley and Co:  Tent Riley

Friday, September 16, 2016

Beauty Sleep...

Have a Riley and Co and Funny Bones card for you today.  I colored Tent Riley with Copic Markers and then fussy cut him.  The Simple Stories Take A Hike collection is the perfect campground for this image! 

The Beauty Sleep image is by Funny Bones.  I hand stitched the map to my card.  Thanks for hiking by!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mushroom Lane House with Shed

I just love the new Mushroom Lane Collection at Riley and Company!  This adorable image is called House with Shed and is so fun to color up with Copic Markers. 

I had to cut it out and make a scene with my image.  I added a grass die from Cheery Lynn and tore some grass designer paper.  I think fussy cutting this image really makes it POP!

Hop on over to the Riley and Company blog and check out all of the other cute images in this collection!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Double Z Fold Birthday Card!

Today's card is another one that I made for the SplitcoastStampers Dare to Get Dirty Challenge.  I can't tell you what the challenge is...but I can tell you that I used the tutorial for the Double Z Fold Card. 

The stamps that I used are Prickley Pear's, the Build A Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Die.
I paper pieced the cupcake bottom and colored the image with Copic Markers.   

The white floral panel is punched with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page. 

Have you made one of these?  They are fun to make and they do fit into an A2 envelope.

Saturday, August 27, 2016


Today I am sharing a card that features several companies that I just love!

The Holly is the December Flower of the Month from Lila Grey/Bloom Art.  I colored the images with Copic Markers and fussy cut them leaving a narrow white border.  I accented the berries with a white gel pen.

Papers are from pretty with the silver card stock I chose.

The sentiment is from Inky Antics.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Graduation!

I have a graduation card today!  I was out rummaging and found this graduation stamp that had never even been mounted.  I liked the stamp...and was inspired to pair it up with a Lasting Impressions graduation hat stencil that I traced and then tangled!

The background of this card did not photograph well, but it is the Salted Watercolor technique on glossy paper.  There are Turquoise designs left by the salt and water that coordinate with the cardstock.  The silver is very reflective cardstock.   Along the top of the panel there is a strip of silver metallic washi tape that has white stars on it.  It coordinates perfectly and looks much better in person. 

It's never too early to get a few graduation cards in your stash! 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

You Make Me Happy ....

Love this Build and Umbrella set and Umbrella Die from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps!

I glittered my umbrella, because who doesn't need a little extra bling on a gray day?  I made my own clouds from gray and blue cardstock and distressed the edges.  A bit of paper embroidery tops off this card.

The little verse is in the set and makes a cute little banner from the raincloud!
Be sure to pop by the Prickley Pear blog and check out all of the other inspiration!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tea Bag Folded Wedding Card

How about a spot of Tea Bag Folding?  I made half of a tea bag medallion...and then did a bit of paper embroidery with metallic floss for this sparkly wedding wish! 

The medallion was made with stamping floral stamps from Hero Arts with a Spectrum Rainbow Ink Pad. 

Mr and Mrs is stamped on silver cardstock.  The center of the medallion has a gemstone sticker from The Paper Studio that I cut in half. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Here is another card that I did up for the Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty Challenges.  It was not part of the challenge, but I tangled the kite....This stamp is by Doodle Stamps and is meant to tangle.  How fun is that?

I accented the clouds and the edge of the card with a bit of Sakura Stardust pen.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Bendi Card

This is a Bendi Card....a new one for me!  I used the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers. 

I do not have rectangle dies, so I used a Rectangle Die cut card from The Paper Cut and an old SU! tool that you can trace a shape with a little metal disk.  I used the 1/8 inch disk to make a slightly smaller aperture on a piece of glossy card stock. 

The flowers across the front are from a Martha Stewart Around the Page punch that I trimmed to fit.  The sun is from Our Craft Lounge.  The Duck is from Darcies and is colored with Copic markers and is attached to the inside of the card

Have you ever tried this sort of card?  Definitely out of my comfort zone, and it will take a small box to mail without crushing, but it was fun to make! 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Mushroom Lane Library

This image from Riley and Company tugged at my heart and I just had to color it first!  I have loved to read since I was many hours spent tucked away in a corner reading a book!  Just love the whimsical style of the Mushroom Lane collection! 

For this card I stamped and colored the image with Copic Markers.  I distressed the edges of the image for some fun dimension.  The background is actually a page out of an old dictionary that I bought at a rummage sale for just this purpose.  It was in rough shape and I have no less than 3 other old dictionaries that I bought for this purpose that I cannot use.  I love old dictionaries! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sympathy Cards

Today I have a few Sympathy cards to share.  They are not always the easiest cards to make...but ones we always want to have on hand.

This card features a Memory Box Die and some black glossy paper that has been inked with metallics.  The paper is simple and the verse from Words To The Rescue is simple and perfect.
This is another Memory Box die and the glossy black cardstock.  The saying on this one is from Inky Antics.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to add interest to the background.